At one time or another, all of us have felt like we don’t have a drop of faith left to go any further. We all juggle so many variables trying to keep the vehicle of ourselves on the road amidst so many detours. Life is challenging. And sometimes, our emotional gas tank gets empty.
While it’s true I’m passionate about inspiring all of you, it’s also true that I’m human. One of the biggest reasons I was resistant to step out as a spiritual teacher is because I’m not what most would consider your “typical” spiritual teacher. I know for me, when I first started my spiritual journey; I believed spiritual teachers were these ascended, all-knowing, all-loving beings. It’s precisely why I followed so many of them. I wanted what I believed they had.
What I discovered along my own journey is that what they had was knowledge about a few important truths. They understood the laws that govern us. And because they had awakened their own consciousness to these truths, they had the ability to choose to flow with these laws more than the average human being. One of these truths has to do with energy supply.
We Can’t Give What we Don’t Have
In finance, without a deposit, we can’t make a withdrawal. So it is with emotional health. Without an emotional deposit, we can’t make an emotional withdrawal. It’s why I’m scrolling these words now. Whenever I find myself riding on fumes of faith, I make it a point to recharge. For me, writing is a great way to recharge. Your job is to find what best fills you up and then align your life in a manner that allows you to engage in this activity to refill yourself.
While I’m not religious and don’t subscribe to any religion, there is one quote from the bible which continues to be among my favorite spiritual wisdoms. My very favorite quote in the bible which is found in Matthew is, “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these other things will be added unto you.” To me, what that means is to first seek what is true and good for our soul and once we do (and can apply them to our lives), everything else will get attracted to us automatically.
What’s true for me today is that life happens and no matter who we are or where we are on our journey, emptiness happens. When we choose to live our lives riding on fumes, eventually, we run out and while that is a travesty, it’s also a gift if we can choose to see what’s true. Emptiness gives us a wonderful opportunity to evaluate our choices and determine if any of them need changing. It provides us with a snapshot of our lives which we can observe to determine if we like what we see or if we want to edit.
Today, I was running on fumes of faith. Because I have been gifted with the knowledge of a few basic truths—which I will share with you as we go along—I was able to redirect my fear toward faith and action rather than toward reaction.
Until next time,