The Importance of Faith
Teacher: Teacher Ophelius
The message for today is about the importance faith plays in the expansion of the soul—to believe in God, the Creator of all, and things unseen—to know within you that life is eternal, and no matter what happens in the life you now have—the struggles, the victories, the gladness, or the tears, that all will be well in time and eternity. Faith is the wind in the sails of the soul, for without it, the ship has no ability to navigate and your life has no real purpose other than to survive and be pulled along by the currents and eddies of the circumstances of material life.
Faith brings a unique perspective to life that allows the soul the freedom to expand because it opens up the mind and allows contact with the Higher Self—the Indwelling Spirit. It is this openness and vulnerability to be guided by a Higher Power that fuels the expansion of the soul and provides peace and assurance to the mind that all is well. Wellbeing is essential to soul expansion and faith is the vehicle that moves the mind into a space where anything is possible.
Some will say that faith is born out of the trauma and tragedies of life—to shake the soul awake from the illusions of material life, and this is true for many. However, once the trauma and tragedy has been accepted and the soul has been prepared for expansion, the Indwelling Spirit moves the mind toward healing and equilibrium. This is where the spark of faith is born and it is through this newly found faith that healing begins and a state of wellbeing ensues and begins to expand the soul.
Faith leads to wellbeing, and wellbeing leads to soul expansion. Soul expansion is a dynamic state where the great tension between man (imperfection) and God (Perfection) sets in motion the path from time to eternity. Wellbeing means you are living in a state of love—that you have accepted that you are a child of the Creator and have faith that life is eternal—your life has purpose and meaning. When “all is well,” and you are in a state of love, the soul expands because the mind becomes more aware of the values of truth, beauty, and goodness. These are the values that survive death and bridge over into the afterlife and become a part of the continuum of consciousness and unique identity that returns to the Creator those personal experiences only you can have (purpose).
Faith, whether it is born out of trauma or nurtured in a state of wellness, is essential to your soul growth, my friends, and therefore I admonish you to have gratitude for those opportunities and life lessons that prepare you for expansion. All these struggles to know who you are and what your purpose is in life is to prepare you for eternity. Faith is the bridge over troubled waters that bring you through the storms of life to the safe harbors of wellbeing. Take solace in the watch care of God and worry not about tomorrow, for today is the eternal moment and your wellbeing is what truly matters.
Peace to you,
The Circle of Seven