Faith, Belief and Creating your World

Faith. Faith in God. What is that? What is the “faith of a mustard seed” that is supposed to move mountains? Make no mistake, people have constructed innumerable notions as to what faith is and how one acquires it. And this is my notion. My truth that I have discovered through intensive spiritual questing and soul searching.

Most notions of faith involve the blind and quasi-fanatical belief in a deity who is dictated into the minds of the people by authoritative figures pushing doctrines of dogmatic servitude as a means to salvation.

This is not faith. Well, it is, but not the faith that Christ was referring to. This type of faith is more of a faith in dogmatic structure as opposed to a faith in God. You see, true faith supercedes all of that crap; it dwells on a level that is unattainable through mundane focus. And church has become a mundane focus. Something to put faith in instead of using it to extract faith from the Holy Spirit of God.

What is true faith then? Where does it come from?

These are admittedly hard questions to explain. However, there is a basic concept to grasp and then explore and finally think on:

Belief dictates reality.

More and more “brains” and “thinkers” in both the scientific and religious communities are finding this to be true. People are constantly (re)creating the world as they believe it to be. Note the word here is believe not hope.

Belief is the key factor in the reconstruction of reality. Without belief change is static and remains unfulfilled. Hope is an important catalyst. It can set things in motion by initiating the reinforcement of belief on an unconscious level. Meaning that hope is like a seed. It plants itself in your unconscious memory and slowly begins to grow. Eventually, it can flower into an actual affirmation of the initial desire. Hope has the opportunity to turn into belief, but it must be acted upon. Belief without action never comes to fruition. Hope is a basic building block of faith. It is faith that is realized, but not yet believed in.

After hope has transformed into belief within your subconscious, the next step is to notice the conscious manifestations. I believe this is what Jung called “synchronicity.” Synchronicity is a lot like coincidence in that it is a meeting of two events in time. However, synchronicity is not random as is coincidence. Synchronicity is an actual unconscious manifestation that is attempting to incite some desired change. Unlike coincidence, instances of synchronicity tend to build upon one another the more you recognize them. These instances must not be ignored for they can act as signposts pointing you in the direction that is necessary for the evolution or restructuring of your reality. It guides your hope into belief. And leads your belief to fruition. Every thought is a creation. Every word a pronouncement of your world. Everything you do manifests around you.

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About Universal Shift

I am the Sonata Unusual. I coat myself with some obtuse angle too far below zero to become any warmer. I create motivation, activate schemas, moisten gardens with scents of natural honeydew. Construct this meaning, you sleepy flock. Silence your singing—despairing contortions out of tune. Shatter the brittle butterfly glass with your hideous wailing. I am born of my god’s imagination. When I die I shall meet him. For there are many things to discuss over tea…or scotch.

Posted on December 1, 2011, in Author, Philosophy, Religion and Spirituality, writing and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Intriguing post. Thank you!

    Could you share an example to illustrate this point: “Hope has the opportunity to turn into belief, but it must be acted upon. Belief without action never comes to fruition.”

    • Thank you for reading, Kimberly. To answer your request for an example: Say there’s a job you really want to get. How are you going to go about getting that job? Sitting on the couch all day, watching T.V. and hoping really hard that someone calls and offers it to you? Chances are, that’s not going to work.
      Instead, you put that hope, that desire, into action. You brush up your resume, study up on the company and the position they offer, you prepare for the interview, etc.
      This is applied to a spiritual practice much the same way.
      As above, so below.
      In order for hope to move into belief, you must meditate and pray on it, study it, understand it. Only then will it have the opportunity to move from the realm of wishful thinking into the real world.

      Hope this helps.

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