One of the most prominent lessons I’ve learned over the past 3 months (and I’ve written and spoken about it before) is that only from truth comes healing. And what I love about the quote above is that it reminds me that truth leads to healing through faith.
It begins with truth. Any and every kind of truth in any and every kind of situation. Once you have gotten to the truth, you begin to speak it into the universe. Faith. And once you begin to have faith in the truth, you hold onto it. Hope. And once you have those three things (truth, faith, and hope), you can begin to love it and live it. You not only live in your truth, but by speaking it, you have made it so.
An example: “the truth is, I am an enabler. I see behaviors in other people that I know are unhealthy but because of my need to make everyone feel accepted, I don’t voice it.”
Now comes the tricky part. By acknowledging that this is what I do and realizing that this behavior is not healthy for me or anyone in my life, by voicing it even just to myself, I can now have faith that a change is possible. I can have faith that by being honest with myself, I will recognize it when I am enabling and I can begin to change my behavior.
This new found truth, and the faith in my capacity to see the truth, allows me to be hopeful that a true change will come. And from that spark of hope, I can begin to live and love the transformation.
An aspect of faith is that it can be found in truth. This may be one way for you to access it if you seek to know what faith feels like. Start with truth.
Challenge: is there a truth that is within you that you haven’t even voiced to yourself? Begin there. Be honest with yourself. Truly. Remind yourself of this truth over the next few days and see if the “charge” around it dissipates and moves into something new. Maybe even faith.
I love you all and have faith that we will live this next week with compassion, strength, and love.