Blessings from the Publisher – Kathy ‘Whyte Wynde’ Lowden
Faith – the ability to believe in something unseen or unprovable.
Or is it?
Faith is often given a spiritual spin, sometimes to the extent of connection to a specific religion.
And yet faith is more than acceptance of doctrine or an inherent promise of ‘reward’
when our personal truth matches what someone else wants us to believe.
Faith can be the simple acceptance that there is more to life than we can see.
And then we get into the whole perception of reality discussion – and might do well to remember that personal reality can only be viewed through our unique and individual filters. Could faith somehow be the attitude which allows us to accept what we cannot see and ‘act as though’ there is indeed ‘more’ than what we hear, feel and think? Could faith assist us in accepting that ‘EWOP’ – everything is working out perfectly?
Faith is often defined in a manner which seemingly goes hand in hand with trust, while opening doors to possibilities that everyday ‘common sense’ passes by. Could we say then that Faith is Trust without concrete proof to support it?
“Scientists were rated as great heretics by the church, but they were truly religious men
because of their faith in the orderliness of the universe. ” Albert Einstein
I created Voice of Choices in 2001 to share a written ‘taste’ of the myriad possibilities life presents us. Over the years I’ve held my own faith that those who seek what it offers will find it and with the wonders of technology we have thousands of readers each month…. all over the world.
The original mission statement can still be found at www.VoiceOfChoices.com and it amazes me that, although I had no idea how VoC could reach EVERYONE seeking what it shares – it does.
Faith – I sometimes struggle a bit to describe mine. “An eclectic combination of concepts derived from the wisdom of many spiritual paths and world religions” – yes I guess that is close. But more than anything a belief in something of which I AM a part. An incredible energetic tapestry weaving intention and action into a reality that honors and serves the highest and greatest good…. and not just for me.
Faith gives me the courage to accept that which I don’t understand – thank you Mom for introducing me to the Serenity Prayer – and continue taking life a step at a time…… even when the present moment is a gift I don’t believe I would ever consciously choose.
Faith allows me to be grateful and assists me in becoming more graceful as I expand my ability to honor myself as a multi-emotional multi-faceted multi-dimensional human being. While holding that same gratitude and grace filled intention for others.
I replaced my broken TV a couple of months ago. I do not subscribe to cable or have the option to watch many of the current television shows and news reports. My HDTV tuner in my little tv is enough for me. Many programs and specials are focusing on the problems and challenges of today’s world – I find it most helpful to bypass taking on all the woes of the world.
Having been accused more than once of hiding my head in the sand regarding current events, I still refuse to empower negativity by diverting my creative energy with other people’s perception. I find my faith dissolves most quickly when I must defend or protect it – especially with mental, visual and audio messages that energetically compromise my balance. I have seen what is possible in some of the most impossible situations. Incredible blessings have emerged as I continue to take life a step at a time.
A few days ago I set the intention and put out the energy to sell the car I’ve had for almost 6 years. To finance necessary work on my ‘new’ car a sale needed to happen quickly. I typed the words ‘and now to find a home for the Honda’ – sending the message ‘I AM ready’ on the Voice of Choices Magazine Facebook page.
Closing that internet window, I went directly to Craig’s List, clicked on ‘place an ad’ and attempted to open the folder on my computer that contained the word document describing the car. At the bottom of the screen the logo for ‘Word’ flashed off and on, kind of winking at me as it refused to open the file. Nothing I clicked on to open it worked. In fact, my entire computer locked up and I had to do that darn ‘control alt delete’ until the error messages telling me the program was not responding finally disappeared and the screen went black.
Rather than argue with my electronics (I know they are always serving my highest and greatest good I decided to take a break and go outside.
As I stood by the car I wanted to sell my neighbor two doors down was jumping the battery in one of her vehicles …. another neighbor’s car had broken down that morning and …. well do you see where this is going?
To make a long story short – there was no need to advertise. The car’s new owner appeared literally within minutes of my being ready to let it go – right outside my front door and with absolutely no effort.
Faith, to me, is more than a belief in a Supernatural Power – it is linking with and acknowledging our part in The ‘All That Is’ – by whatever name you choose.
Faith – Yes –
“Faith can move mountains, but don’t be surprised if ‘God’ hands you a shovel”…..Anonymous
Blessings in all Your Choices and Nam Myoho Renge Kyo
Kathy ‘Whyte’ Wynde’ Lowden
Through the magyk of intention and the opportunities presented by technology – I have recovered and saved several years worth of ‘Blessings from the Publisher’ articles featured in the print copies of Voice of Choices Magazine.
What a delight to discover and update for sharing with our new and expanded audience.
All the Best! Always and in ALL WAYS!