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mustard seeds {have a little faith}

I started this post with a totally different outlook, and I decided to take a step back, look at the message I was sending, and completely change it. You see, I started out talking about the idea of trust, and how challenging it can be to trust people in a society that is rampant with shady characters, bad behavior, and people getting hurt by those closest to them. And it was actually a pretty well-written post, if I do say so myself. But it was full of fear and uncertainty. It reflected some of the relationships I’ve seen around me lately… it was rampant with the heartache and sadness that comes from a deterioration of intimacy and a breakdown of trust.

After I wrote the post, I kept re-reading it, wondering why it didn’t feel right. (If you ever write, you know what I’m talking about here…when you finally get a blog post just right, you actually feel something click into place). But I wasn’t getting the click. It wasn’t happening. I just felt this dull ache in my gut when I read through it again and again. And then I realized the problem: it didn’t represent who I am. Were they my thoughts? Sure. But it didn’t FEEL like me. And I reminded myself how important it is to send messages out into the world that represent who I am at my core, so I decided not to focus on the negative {i.e. fear, or lack of trust}, and instead focus on the positive {faith}.

There is a fabulous quote about mustard seeds and how if you have faith “even as small as a mustard seed” you can move mountains. Nothing is impossible. I’ve written about faith before, and that particular quote stays with me because sometimes I feel like I don’t have much faith in anyone or anything. It’s in those times that I ask myself, “Really? You don’t even have faith as tiny as a little seed of mustard?” And then I think, “Well, surely I can muster up that much faith.” And that’s all it takes. Because I realize then that if you have even as much faith as a tiny seed of mustard, it can grow into something much larger. It’s in those times when I’m struggling with my own baggage, struggling with trust, battling fear, that I picture in my mind the act of planting a seed of faith. I picture planting it way down deep where no one can disturb it, and allowing it to quietly grow stronger over time. And if I really believe that it exists, I can draw strength and energy from it in times of weakness.

By picturing this tiny kernel of faith living at the center of my being, I’m able to shift my focus from the negative into the positive. That seed is almost like a miniature life preserver that I cling to when times are tough, or when my beliefs are shaken. It’s in those times that I remind myself I have a choice- I can live in fear, or I can choose to live in love and send energy and light out into the world. It’s a choice we all get to make. And even if there are plenty of reasons to question trust and be wary of other people’s intentions or actions, if you look way down deep, I think you might find enough faith to shift your focus. Choose faith. Choose love. Then send that energy outward, allowing it to spread to the people you touch every day.

{Click} Got it. 🙂

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