"Oh You Gotta Have Faith!"

That sounds just like a song (and it is, by George Michaels), but I really do think that it says it all. Faith.

How often do we struggle with things in this life, wondering if in fact it’s ever going to get better? Or is it going to get worse? Do we really know the answer? Or is there actually an answer to be had?

Faith.

I had a recent situation happen with my child. I was all “momma-bear,” ready to storm the playground (to give you a visual). I was wondering why this problem was happening? Where is this coming from? I didn’t have a thought to why am I feeling this way or taking it on. Just that I have to fix it. This has to change! And now!

I was actually getting myself rather worked up. Almost in a froth, as they say (another visual). What am I going to do!?

Faith.

There was a period of time that I would not have stepped back. I might have yelled or called. Or called and yelled. My mind would definitely have been way behind my matter. I would have been all (to borrow another expression) in their face! ….Oh. Oh no you didn’t! (I know, so east coast.)

Faith.

I am a disciple. I practice Kriya Yoga. I am a yogi. I am a child of God.

And so is that other being. So is my child. And everyone deserves a bit of time. A bit of space to allow the Divine Will its opportunity to aid in/change/affect the situation.

And so it did.

Faith.

Faith is something we want to know is there. Know it so deeply that there is no question that it is there. Feel it so deeply that there is no thought, if you have it or not.

It is right there. All we have to do it…HA! You guessed it…have faith. It’s not hard, I think. It is more of a letting go, letting go of action and reaction. Feeling that divine spark in our hearts and fanning that flame alive.

Faith.

Simple spiritual exercise time:
Take a deep yogic breath. Inhale through your nose, filling those lungs all the way to the bottom. Now exhale through your mouth, nice and easy letting the air come on its own without force.

Repeat while focusing at your spiritual eye.

Now say these words.

Faith.
I am a child of God
Faith.
I am light and love
Faith.
I know that I am worthy and all that is good
Faith.
I am
Faith.

(Remember, you are that!)

Posted by Madhavi Eby

Madhavi Eby and her husband, David Eby, came west to Oregon in 1996 and feeling right at home, found and joined the Ananda Portland family. And have lived in Ananda Communities ever since. Moving to the Ananda Village (Nevada City, CA) in 2001, she joined the staff of Crystal Clarity Publishers working with others in helping to spread the message of this great work of Yogananda and Kriyananda. 2013 the Eby family moved back to Oregon and into the Ananda Portland Community, where she continues to spread her love of vibrant good health through food, humor and community. Madhavi has joined the management staff of the Temple and Teaching Center and also continues to practice her health coaching, love of cooking and chocolate.