Faith, Believe, Trust

ocean avenue, newport, ri
Ocean Avenue, Newport, RI. Sep 2009. © Wanda Quinn

Faith is the daring of the soul to go further than it can see…

Faith, Believe, Trust. Three very big words, indeed. Not easy to do. I’ve written about these words before. Having faith that things are going to work out, believing in something you can’t see, and trusting that you are exactly where you need to be right now, and going through the things you need to be going through at this time, is no small feat. No, indeed. I sometimes think God, Heaven, the angels, saints et al are asking way too much of us.

Do you know how easy it is to have faith that something is going to work out, when you already know the outcome? Believing in something, when you know it’s there? Trusting that things are going to work out for the best, when you’ve had a sneak peak at the future?

Do you know how hard it is to have faith that you’re doing the right thing, believe that you’re being taken care of and trusting that all is working out, when you don’t have the resources you feel you need to continue on your journey?

It’s so much easier when you have money in the bank and no debt. It’s a much different story when you have no savings account, no extra money in the bank and your credit card is maxed out.

Live in Joy and Love

I have faith. So much so that I am quitting my full-time job. A job I have held for the past ten years. I make an awesome wage, I have a pension, amazing benefits, a $450 bonus every year, twenty vacation days as of this year and sick leave. I’m giving it all up to follow my guidance to start living my life for God and serve him in whatever capacity he chooses. So far, my guidance has been to live in joy and love and be a beacon for others. How? By being an example. Simple and easy enough. Ya right.

The question I get asked the most is “what will you be doing?” I so wish I had an answer for that question. Not just for others, but for me. Honestly, I have no idea. I feel like I’m standing at the foot of a cliff and I’m being told to jump off and have faith that I will be ok. Not just ok, but that I’ll soar.

I had a dream, not too long ago, about running away from something and I came to the edge of a cliff and I kept running, right off the cliff. I was falling, spinning out of control and I could hear my ego saying “I told you this would happen” and at the same time I heard the voices of angels telling me it could be different. I had to choose to make it different. So I did. And you know what happened? I landed, softly, on my feet at the bottom of the canyon. There wasn’t a scratch on my body, not a hair out of place. I did it. Even during the tumultuous fall, I heard the voice of reason, the voice of the angels and I made it through that storm and came out unscathed. And that was just a dream! Imagine what real life will be like?

Faith, Believe, and Trust.

Have Faith, Believe, and Trust. 

I’m trying. It sure would be a whole lot easier with a lot of money in the bank and no debt. But, it is what it is.

There’s a poem I heard once and it really resonated with me:

One day, spirit called to a soul, come to the edge.  The soul said, I can’t, I’m afraid. Spirit repeated, come to the edge. The soul replied, I’ll fall off. Spirit said, come to the edge. The soul went to the edge.  Spirit pushed the soul, and the soul flew, the soul soared!  BELIEVE.

So, I’m believing that I’m exactly where I’m meant to be, doing exactly what I’m meant to do. I’ll be taken care of. God has never let me down before. Money has always had a way of showing up just when I needed it most. I know my material needs will be taken care of. I’m responsible for my spiritual needs. I’m taking a few more spiritual courses in Ottawa in October, then another course in Hawaii this November. That should be it for the courses for now. I’ll be ready to spread my wings and soar. Wish me luck!

Wanda

Note: Originally posted September 17, 2009

Freedom…Ask, Seek, Knock!

A local fisherman on the pier Kailua Kona, hi
A local fisherman on the pier – Kailua Kona, Hawaii, Nov 2008. © Wanda Quinn

Freedom. What does it mean to you?

The definition from the Merriam-Webster On-line Dictionary is:

1: the quality or state of being free: as

a: the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action
b: liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another
c: the quality or state of being exempt or released usually from something onerous “freedom from care”
d: ease, facility “spoke the language with freedom”
e: the quality of being frank, open, or outspoken “answered with freedom”
f: improper familiarity
g: boldness of conception or execution h: unrestricted use “gave him the freedom of their home”

2 a: a political right
b: franchise, privilege

For some, freedom might mean being debt free, retiring at 55, living pain free, not being confined to a bed with an illness, living in a country where you can choose your religion without fear of persecution, or perhaps being able to speak your truth.

Let me ask you this: are you free?

Once again, it means something different to everyone. Let me ask you this: are you free? If not, why not? What is holding you back from achieving freedom in your life right now? What are you waiting for? For the bills to be paid, until you’re retired or you have more time?

Once you define what freedom means to you, then try working towards achieving it; one small step every day and, before you know it, you’ll have reached your goal!

What does freedom mean to me? No restrictions. Being able to come and go as I please. I’m working on this goal right now. Self-employment seems to be the answer for me to reach my freedom. I’m looking forward to it!

Because of free will, your angels can’t intervene in your life until you ask them to

Remember that you have angels around you all of the time and they’re just waiting to help you. Because of free will, they can’t intervene in your life until you ask them for help – unless, of course, your life is in mortal danger and it’s not your time to die. So ask for help. You want freedom? Ask for it.

One of my favourite passages in the bible is:

Seek ye first the kingdom of God…ask and ye shall receive, seek and ye shall find, knock and the door will be open to you…

So, what are you waiting for?

Ask, Seek and Knock!