Springtime is in full bloom over here in Texas, which means we’ve got pretty flowers blooming and hailstorms brewing.
I can’t help but notice how amazingly accurate nature demonstrates how life can be for us. All pretty and enjoyable – then WHACK – out of the blue we’re hit in the head by a piece of hail falling from the sky.
Okay, well, maybe it’s not exactly like that, but there’s been a ton going on with just about everyone I’ve talked to – myself included.
Which brings me to what I want to share with you today: Amidst the trials, tribulations and all the gorgeousness in between, how do you stay connected to your faith that it’s all going to work out?
The truth is, most of us spend a lot of our time bound up in fear. And it’s understandable – a lot of what we hear and see in mass media feeds on this fear. Which means we’ve got our work cut out for us if we are going to stay true to what’s real.
I know when I stay connected and trust everything is going to be okay – regardless of the storm that’s passing by – my reaction time slows down, my thoughts are more peaceful and I stay on track with what’s authentic for me and I’m way less anxious.
This isn’t always easy – in fact – if it’s a big storm, this can be extremely difficult.
Faith or Fear – It’s Always a Choice
No matter the storm, how you react is a choice you make every single time. To keep a pulse on what faith or fear can do, I’ve made a list of what it means to choose faith or fear.
Narrowing it down to simple, bite size pieces can bring awareness to big and the small situations.
If you check in with your faith/fear barometer, where are you living from? Where are you more comfortable trusting it will all work out and where do you retract and become fearful?
Just like the spring showers nurture and feed the earth, the storms in our lives can cultivate and grow what we decide to feed. If we feed our fear – it will grow, if we feed our faith – it will grow.
Choosing to feed your faith over your fear is a courageous choice. While it may feel uncomfortable during the storm, know that you are planting seeds that will eventually produce a garden rich with vibrant life that is authentic to you.
The biggest way to stay tethered to your faith is spending time with your soul. Join me in a couple of weeks on 4/28 at our next group coaching and guided meditation session. If you can’t make it to Southlake, you can still join us live with livestream.
Spending time with your soul is the equivalent to having shelter in a storm. It gives you a place to rest and recoup before the dark clouds roll in. And often you can continue on with life without the slightest bit of upset or destruction because you’ve taken cover where it matters most – in your heart.
Here’s to enjoying the rain. Hope to see you at an event soon!