5 Steps to Manifesting your Dreams through FAITH
Faith is complete trust and confidence that everything is unfolding perfectly, that everything I truly desire is my destiny, that all is Good. Faith is not based on proof through the external world, it is based on Spiritual Truth and Divine Principle.
3 Steps to Manifesting through Faith:
1. Know the truth, that there is only One Divine Source and Substance backing all of life… And YOU are that!
2. Ask with clarity and conviction for that which you desire!
3. Pray (Prayer means to expand your consciousness, unleashing the infinite innovator within to reveal who you need to BE to manifest and demonstrate that which you desire). Take the inspired action that is revealed through prayer.
4. Have Faith …Use Affirmative Prayer to hold the truth of your dream as destiny. Do not EVER allow anything to enter your consciousness that weakens the conviction of your dreams. Do not question if or when your desire will manifest. Do not allow any negative thinking to enter your mind. Do not base your faith on anything from the past. Remember that principle is not bound by precedent!
5. Allow your Dream to Become Reality! Now simply follow your bliss and allow the universe to unveil the destiny of your dream to be reality!
Thomas Troward on Faith
Thomas Troward was a true believer in faith. He spoke of faith and as us being ‘The Divine Ideal.’ His work was profound, in that, it taught us lessons of ‘how’ to live from faith and Divine Principle and not from circumstances. He affirms that the cause IS Spirit and that this entire world is the effect. We are that Spirit…We are the cause!
In his book ‘The Edinburgh and Dore Lectures on Mental Science’ he talks about manifestation and demonstration. He says everything in our lives is a demonstration of our creation within our own minds. There is One mind, One Source, One Spirit… We are that! He goes on to say that all growth proceeds from Divine Principle. The law of growth is constantly expanding. Our ultimate purpose is to enjoy life! We take this law of potentiality and direct it consciously….this is how we live out our purpose, which is to enjoy life!
We block Divine Potentiality with everyday logic. Mans argument is that what has not been in the past, can’t be in the future. This argument has no weight….It is a lie! We are not our circumstances. We are not limited. We are not anything less than infinite potential.
“Principle is not bound by Precedent” – T.T.
So the question remains: Why are we not demonstrating or why is our faith not manifesting? Troward says that it is because we have introduced something antagonistic to Divine Principle. The error is that we believe that Divine Principle can be effected by the material world and that we believe we are limited by our surrounded conditions of life. The moment we question Divine Principle and lose faith, is the moment the universe has to agree with us, by corresponding perfectly and proving our belief that it doesn’t work.
“In order to keep faith, we must allow nothing to
enter our thought which will weaken this conviction.”
~ Ernest Holmes, Science of Mind p.159
Thomas Troward goes on convey that one of the confusions of faith or Divine Principle is that we feel we are the effect. We could even state that we are the effect of what we created, but that is a lie as well. The truth is that we are NEVER the effect. It is just an illusion that we are an effect! We may experience the falsity that we are the effect, but we are never the effect.
When we live in alignment with Divine Principle, we don’t believe our conditions as fact, we view them only an opportunity to ‘KEEP THE FAITH’. We see the material world as the effect. When we keep the faith, we no longer get caught up in how long it takes to manifest and demonstrate. We realize we are embryos in our creative abilities and directing The Law. When we are experiencing circumstances that have us question our faith, instead of thinking or analyzing we should pray. Prayers main purpose is to alter our perception and to know the truth, to see opportunity where there is suffering, to have compassion where there is hate….. to know we are the creator…….. To live in accordance with Divine Will……. To be set free!
“Come to the edge.’ ‘We can’t. We’re afraid.’ ‘Come to the edge.’ ‘We can’t. We will fall!’ ‘Come to the edge.’ And they came. And he pushed them. And they flew.”
Having a Daily Spiritual Practice allows us to live on faith and Divine Principle. It confirms our commitment to living our purpose of enjoying life! Gradually, as we get in alignment with truth we begin to have confidence in Faith. We will begin to argue from the positive side of things rather than from the negative side of things. What we focus on will begin to expand. Are you committed to lack, hate, scarcity….. or are you committed to abundance, prosperity, harmony, peace and love.
Three fold Principle to practice Faith:
1. General life principle (Knowing that there is One Source, One Force, Infinite Intelligence, Infinite Potential, Everything is connected, Everything is Divine)
2. Localization of this principle in the individual (We are that Source, We are that Force, We are Infinite Intelligence, We are connected to Everything, we are Divine)
3. Law of growth (It is always expanding, harmonizing, creating, our purpose is to enjoy life!)
What we think about, most of the time, is what directs our lives. What does your mind focus on most of the time? Do you focus on problems? Do you focus on what you want to create? Do you feel abundant or scarcity? Do you talk about what is wrong with people or what is right with people? Do you affirm that anything and everything is possible or do you argue why things won’t happen?
When we align ourselves with truth….. Life expands in ways we never could have imagined it to go. We step into the unknown….. We leap into the miracle of Faith. So, I say………….keep the faith and know the truth!
“Keep the faith and know the truth”
Science on Faith…
What comes first the chicken or the egg? Currently, science and spirituality would say neither, the observer comes before the chicken and the egg. Science and spirituality are finally merging, both supporting some of the same truths. They now, both believe cause and effect is in the eye of the beholder. Quantum physics is proving this through experiments showing that when a particle is set it into motion, it has multiple possibilities and will actually take on all potentials, but the moment a particle is observed it will display something completely different, taking on a particular form. The emerging truth is that the observer doesn’t only effect reality, it creates it. This may seem miraculous in the eyes of science, but it is what divine faith has stated since the earliest of our knowing.
” Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.”
– Albert Einstein
One study done by Dr. William A. Tiller proves that human consciousness “changes space.” He took very advance meditators and had them set intentions on metal devices. His studies and experiments showed clear proof that the intentions actually changed the ph of the metal devices. He even came to the conclusion that the entire laboratory was set with this new intention over time. This concludes that if you set your intention consistently your habit of intention will become reality.
“The whole history of science has been the gradual realization that events do not happen in an arbitrary manner, but that they reflect a certain underlying order, which may or may not be divinely inspired.” – Stephen W. Hawking
When we live from truth, we give up all beliefs and live on faith. Knowing that ‘The Law of the Universe’ responds by correlating to our beliefs and actions, when we believe we are our circumstances, we live from scarcity….. it is a lie! When we live from Divine Principle, we live from Faith.
When faith becomes our very essence, we have confidence and trust…. trusting Source, trusting ourselves, trusting the Universe. We begin to have a ‘knowing’ that our lives are unfolding perfectly. We realize that even challenges are just lessons or test of our commitments and that it is only within our own consciousness where ‘things’ are formed.