Depending on the particular spiritual tradition, faith is a belief in God – or gods – and in the doctrines or teachings of the founding teacher of that religion. The general idea of “faith” is that it is ‘trust or belief without proof.’ Faith is often used as a synonym for ‘hope,’ ‘trust,’ or ‘belief.’ The over-all argument about faith is that it concerns questions about the future which cannot be settled by current evidence.
We believe faith has momentum. It has centrifugal force. And here’s a twist of faith, contrary to popular opinion (what a surprise, if you know us): we believe faith has nothing to do with ‘hope’ or ‘belief.’ And it most certainly has nothing to do with an anthropomorphic God in the sky that demands our unwavering allegiance to mediate the sinfulness of our nature. ‘Trust’ comes a little closer to the essence of faith.
If we snuggle a little closer to what faith is, you’ll hear us say that faith is “an inner knowing that what we desire is already here at the level of Spirit.” It exists by right of consciousness – our consciousness – and its material manifestation depends on how tight our alignment is with our divine nature.
Here’s the big twist in our twist of faith: Faith (absolute knowing) that we are absolutely, positively, without a doubt, the Eternal Presence expressing Itself at the point of us puts us in a position to enjoy the fruits of our innate divinity!
You may want to read that again. It’s central to your understanding of what faith really means. It is essential for you to see that you are not separated from your core nature which is divine. You are simply the human expression of your divine nature which is eternal.
So, that means you cannot be separated from your good – ever. You can only block it by denying your oneness with the Eternal Presence. And because you are one with This Omnipresence, everything you do is divinely ordered – by YOU.
Your ability (our ability, everyone’s ability) to manifest (divinely order) whatever it is that you want depends on your unadulterated trust (absolute knowing) that it is you who decides what becomes manifest in the physical realm and what stays in the “field” of endless possibility.
We hesitate to bring this next comment up, because we’ve thrown a lot at you, but it needs to be mentioned. Divine Order is one of the most misunderstood religious concepts. It is most often used in the traditional sense that there is a God ‘out there’ engineering everything that happens to us. It is based on the belief that there is a pre-set order for our lives, a sort of cosmic regimentation we have to follow.
Most people get Divine Order out-of-order because they fail to see its connection to faith. It is a connection that has worked for mystics and spiritual teachers for thousands of years, and it can work for you!
Here’s the connection: By faithfully believing in the reality of what is not yet seen (manifest) and believing in your worthiness and ability to manifest it,
you can divinely order your good, and the time between desire and manifestation depends on your readiness.
As we become more mature (conscious, awakened) in our spirituality, the time between human desire and material manifestation can be instantaneous. In the meantime, the strength of our faith is the wattage! Our unfailing belief in the process is the amperage! Our patient expectation will accelerate our good!