In the Prayer of Saint Francis, we are guided to heal places of doubt with faith. Bringing faith to nullify doubt is a way of taking charge of your life, not only by eradicating fears, but also by knowing that you have access to a higher creative force any time you feel you need assistance. When you make conscious contact with this spiritual force you know something that cannot be destroyed, that was never born, never dies, is always present in the moment and has no form or boundaries. You do not need the approval or acceptance of anyone. It is not necessary for you to debate with others about the presence of this universal spiritual source of all life. You are not in a contest of any kind. It is yours. According to Carl Jung, the relationship that a person has with the infinite is the telling question of a person’s life. Spend some time discovering what kind of relationship you have with the infinite.
Faith is a way of going within and creating a sense of control over one’s life at any given moment. Once you make conscious contact and have direct experience of the infinite, you can use this knowing at any time. This is not a belief bequeathed to you by virtue of your birth, it is a knowing that is yours alone by virtue of your commitment to your higher spiritual energy. When you are faced with a problem you can return to this faith even as the problems seem to deepen and approach the unbearable. As King David put it, “Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will not fear, thou art with me.”
Faith begins with developing the ability to trust the unknown. By the unknown, I refer to that which is impervious to our senses. As incarnate physical beings we tend to rely on our senses to determine what is real. If we can’t see, touch, taste, feel, or smell it, then we tend to believe it must not exist. Faith involves going beyond the senses to make spiritual consciousness the place that we trust, even though it is a frequency that vibrates so fast that it transcends the capacities of our five senses.