Believing is Seeing

Believing is Seeing

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Believing is Seeing

Carol Anne Perini, RScP

“They say seeing is believing but the opposite is true. Believing is seeing.”

– Errol Morris

The above quote is a common idea in many of our current spiritual and sociological frameworks. Dr. Joe Dispenza, Lynn McTaggert, Wayne Dyer, our Founder Dr. Ernest Holmes and many more each agree in some fashion that if you believe something with your whole heart, if you visualize it, draw it on a vision board, engage in deep prayer or meditation for whatever it is you wish to manifest, if you know it with your whole heart, have a deep emotional feeling that that which you wish to materialize will come true – you will see it. It will be manifested because you believe it.

Sometimes believing can be challenging. As I’ve listed above, there are many activities one must undertake to manifest our dreams and goals. The reason we must do so is related to our own personal and current beliefs. Many of us have been taught that we don’t deserve what we
want. Many have been taught to give is the greatest gift. Many of us have been taught not to be greedy or selfish. Many of us have been told seeing is believing. Or maybe one believes in science, the science of medicine, for example. So, the idea of asking for oneself may be out of
line with our current belief systems. However, the Universe is a vast and luscious place, abundant beyond our human comprehension. In our philosophy we teach that everything we think and do is a direct prayer. Ask and you shall receive.

In our philosophy we believe in affirmative prayer. Loosely that means we are positive in our prayers. We are positive that what we are praying for will come true. Ernest Holmes said, “Seek to make your work a prayer, your believing an act, your living an art. It is then that the object of your faith will be made visible to you. It is then that you shall ‘kiss the lips of your desire.’” This is a deliciously apt metaphor. Who does not wish to kiss the lips of their desire.

A young woman, walking with a cane, absorbed by pain, came to me after church recently asking for a “five-minute miracle” prayer. I thoroughly enjoyed praying with her and for her. I knew in my heart that she would receive a healing. How did I know? I believed. But the good news is that she believed, too. She fervently believed. This past Sunday she walked into the sanctuary without her cane. I was happy to see her and embraced her saying hello and asking her how she is doing. “I have no pain. You see,” she said, “I don’t need a cane any longer.” Then she stepped back and showed me her hands were free of the unwieldy cane.

Silly me, I didn’t see that she didn’t have a cane. Had I believed so fervently that I missed the cane altogether? I was so happy for her I almost burst into tears. Then she told me of the other things she had been doing; calls on a weekly prayer line, deep meditations focused on healing, and continuing her medical methods to promote healing.

Was her healing specifically related to me believing? Maybe. But I think she had a hand in it also. I think our believing together, with wholehearted belief, created the milieu for healing. She believed she would be healed and she is experiencing the healing, right now. She believed and now she sees.

It is that simple.

I wish I had more to say about this but honestly, it is that simple. If you believe with your whole heart and soul, without reservation, getting the worries of your ego out of the way, you will see it. I believe it!

Namaste’ y’all.

Carol Anne

Carol Anne Perini, RScP

Carol Anne Perini is an ongoing student of the practice of Forgiveness. Her ministry is dedicated to clearing away the past hurts and fears in her own life so that she can live a truly authentic life which she shares with others. Carol Anne began her journey in SOM philosophy in 2006, becoming a practitioner in 2012, and committing to the SBCSL community in June of 2017. Her background in nursing, family group facilitation, and home health case-management brings a wealth of nurturing support to those around her. Additionally, her extensive background in the arts gives her a broadminded approach to spirituality and the challenges of being human. Carol Anne brings a deep faith, love, wisdom, and a peaceful presence to all that she does.

(Featured Photo used in the blog by Derek Thomson on Unsplash )

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