“When we expect things to get better, we’re in faith. When we expect them to get worse, we’re in fear.”
I don’t know who said this, and if it was me, I forgot. If we’re in a place where we’ve aligned with spiritual principles, our faith acts as a conviction that the Universe will deliver what we need.
Coincidentally, what we need is usually right in front of our face. I believe God is always directing us, sometimes dropping little feathers of guidance or wisdom, and sometimes throwing bricks. The bricks hurt, but our willingness to maintain faith in the goodness of Spirit allows us to see the bricks as blessings.
My friend Brian is an extremely controlling parent, and does not listen to the needs of his young daughter. Possibly out of a frustration at not having her own voice, she began to eat as a way to both comfort herself and to “gain” some measure of control over her life. Her overeating was something Brian could not control, and because he did not see this as an opportunity to do some spiritual introspection, he felt confused, angry, and scared. He then externalized the problem onto his daughter. Because he does not understand nor use the basic principle of The Law of Cause and Effect, he lives in a place of consciousness where he believes that things just happen out of the blue, and he perceives those things as very very bad.
God is love and law at the same time. If we believe that God is good, then everything in front of us is lining up for our good. When we see something we don’t want or like, our faith can take us to a place of re-evaluation. With the belief that God is all there is and God is good, whatever is happening must be good. Ironically, when we take responsibility for creating our reality, we move to the next level of good, the next level of freedom.
If we’re willing to do the introspection, inquiry of this nature can bring us from a place of judgment to a place of allowing.
I believe allowing is a wonderful form of freedom.