This morning in my meditation, I thought about faith. This afternoon I wrote about it. This evening I practiced it.
How? I have continued working on my novel rewrite. I have been objective about it. I have cut and revised. And I have loved the work. I believe in the value of it. This is my personal faith. I have no idea what anyone else will think of it. But my faith in my Heart and our co-created Purpose carries me forward, creates assurance, and gives me joy, fulfillment, and significance as I work. Happiness. Plain and simple.
However, I will say this. I read and reworked the novel today but made no more than a paragraph’s addition to it. That really does not matter — except for the fact that I have not had much time for this article. And that’s okay, too, because while I work by faith and love for myself, I am well aware that I write to be read, so I want you to know this isn’t short or sloppy because I treated this lightly. I still wish to offer value even when I don’t have as much time.
And herein lies some extended value of faith: it does express love, not only for myself and my relationship with Spirit but also a real-world, visible expression to whoever reads my work. When Paul the apostle writes in the book of Hebrews that “faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen,” I think this is an example. My writing is an expression of my faith that this is my Happiness in Purpose. My writing is also my expression of love to this Universe, you included.
One of my Instagram friends, @boldextraordinaryyou, responded to my post this afternoon, and it wasn’t just a “Cool,” “Awesome,” or little fire emoji. No, he said this, in part: “Faith is huge in any artistic endeavor.” Then, he shared his experience about some of his own work and the operation of faith as his Heart presented him with a question: “…why are you writing this book? That was the clarity I needed. I wanted to help people. Period. That realization fortified the foundation of my artistic faith. My purpose became, and remains, my muse.” Thanks for that, Lee. I love this expression that illustrates how integral faith is in living our Purpose, in experiencing in practical, daily life true Happiness.
I’m not sure, but I’m willing to bet that tomorrow night I will be sharing some of the fruit of my faith expressed in the novel, The Fellowship of the Heart. In the meantime, I will enjoy fellowship with my Heart, personally, and fellowship of the Heart with friends walking their own paths of faith. Do the same!
Questions to consider:
How many times have you asked yourself or simply thought about the following questions?
Who am I, really?
What is my truth?
How do my actions reveal what I really feel and believe?
What would I do with my life if I could do anything?
What is my passion?
Why am I here?
How can I discover answers to any of these questions?
If you have considered any of these questions, I hope that my experiences and writing will give you some guidance. Please read my blog and comment and share your thoughts. I would love to hear from you!