Keeping the Faith


noun: complete trust or confidence in someone or something

What better time of year to celebrate confidence in ourselves than Christmas? Celebrating all we have accomplished this year in the glow of Christmas lights, wrapping wishes and dreams up for our loved ones, relaxing to jazzy Christmas music, planning all that’s left to accomplish and learn in the Christmases to come.

I believe that there is a God that created a universe that works for us.  It is a well oiled machine.  It gives and takes in accordance to what we give and take.  Every good deed is rewarded and every bad deed is punished, but time sometimes confuses us about that. The Golden Rule and Karma are alive and well, and everyone has their turn to feel heartbreak, worry, joy, and every other emotion.

All of life is a series of tests.  We learn our lessons and move forward, we fail and we are destined to repeat the lesson until we do learn it.  Some lessons are harder to learn than others.  The whole point through this process is to love and be loved and to metamorphosis, altering our consciousness towards faith in the process of life.

This is not an easy undertaking.  We need faith in the universe.  And faith in each other.  Mostly we need faith in ourselves.  Faith that we are right where we are supposed to be, doing the work we are supposed to do.  Moving forward in that faith.

My husband continues to tell our children, “If you don’t believe, you won’t receive!”  So, we have young adults and teenagers confident and eager for Santa’s arrival.  They are full of anticipation for family togetherness, favorite foods, and surprises under the tree.  How better to foster faith?

Whatever beliefs and traditions you have this time of year with festivities and family gatherings I hope you keep faith in yourself and in those you love, and in the universe.  I trust we all have good tidings coming our way.  I kind of like that about myself…keeping the faith.  In the universe, in myself, and in Christmas.

“The universe works with you and for you.  It is not your enemy.”

David Spangler

Categories: Motherhood

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