Faith as a Spiritual Practice

Faith as a Spiritual Practice

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Faith as a Spiritual Practise

Sylvia Hungerford, RScP

“In order to have faith, we must have a conviction that all is well. In order to keep faith, we must allow nothing to enter our thought which will weaken this conviction”
– SOM Pg. 159 –

Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen is a familiar verse of the Bible about faith.  Much of our lives are based on faith seen and unseen. I wrote a thought paper on faith which lead to some interesting insights. 

One of the views I read was from Marianne Williamson stating faith is a force. This struck a chord in me, because it gives faith a lot of power. 

I’ll share my understanding of faith as a force. 

Faith is my connection to God. Faith and trust go hand and hand for me. Many times it is one step at a time and trusting I will take the next step. The “key” is taking the next step. We say, “Treat and move your feet”, so the power in the faith is “action”. You may have faith in something, yet, if you don’t take action, it remains stagnant. In faith we move forward into the action of our inspiration or purpose. Joined with our beliefs and intentions even if we are fearful, our faith pushes us forward and helps us do it anyway. We move forward with our ideas and how we want our lives to be. The strength of our faith drives us forward. When we see our ideas become real, it gives us the inspiration and the power to continue creating and cultivating our ideas and intentions for our lives. 

Marianne Williamson also states, faith is the force that moves the Universe. I prefer the quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson. “Once you make a decision, the Universe conspires to make it happen”. It takes faith to let go and allow the Universe to guide your way. 

As most of us, I have moved through many challenges in my life, and here I sit in my wholeness. Could these challenges have taken place with more faith and less fear? Maybe, today I allow my humanness to be as it is. In faith and trust, I move toward my next steps of growth and evolvement. 

“In order to have faith, we must have a conviction that all is well. In order to keep faith, we must allow nothing to enter our thought which will weaken this conviction”

SOM Pg. 159

Light n’ Love,
Sylvia

Sylvia Hungerford, RScP

Sylvia Hungerford has been a Practitioner in Centers for Spiritual Living since 2013, where she completed her studies through Seal Beach CSL. From the moment she joined the SBCSL community, Sylvia has been dedicated to serving in many capacities. Her joy, wisdom, and enthusiasm is contagious! She has been trained in Grief Support, and Grief Support; Loss of a Child. Sylvia brings great depth and empathy to her grief support work here at the center. Through her personal experiences, studies in Science of Mind, and dedication, she brings great wisdom and compassion to the healing of others while on their grief journeys. Since the completion of her own Practitioner studies, Sylvia has been assisting in SBCSL’s Practitioner Training courses, both as a Teacher and a Mentor. She also co-facilitates Living and Thriving Grief, a support group here at Seal Beach Center for Spiritual Living.

(Featured Photo used in the blog by chris liu on Unsplash)

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