Leap of Faith
Fear and faith are opposite sides of the same coin. They are negative and positive polarities of the same energy. Approaching a situation in fear takes you through 3 dimensional hell while having faith leads you down a pleasant, easy and supportive path. The opposite paths will take you to the same destination. You choose which path to follow.
Your Soul or Higher Self is very much you, with a perspective beyond three dimensional polarity. It doesn’t care what path you take. Whether your journey is pleasant and joyous or challenging and hellacious, your Higher Self remains in bliss, immersed in God’s Love, thrilled that you’re learning lessons in physical reality. Only the aspect of you that is a physical human knows the difference between heaven on earth and hell on earth.
Pleasant or Painful Lessons?
You’re here to learn lessons, and you’re going to learn them. The good news is that you can choose the polarity of the teaching experience.
We are on 3 dimensional earth to learn lessons. Any given lesson can be learned through either the positive or negative polarity, depending on our attitude of approach. When we approach a lesson from a position of fear, the learning process shows up as a challenging, unpleasant experience. When we approach the same lesson from a position of faith, we learn through joyous, supportive experiences.
Our thoughts generate our emotions. Together, our thoughts and emotions attract experiences that are aligned with what we think and feel. Fear-based thoughts attract negative experiences. Faith-based thoughts attract positive experiences.
Seems simple enough at face value. In practice, however, things become complex and confusing.
Following a path of faith requires that we take a “Leap of Faith”, and that’s scary as hell! So following a path of faith actually generates fear, which puts us on the path of fear.
Resolving the Leap of Faith Paradox
We start by thinking of thought as an action. From the point of view of our Higher Self, beyond 3 dimensions, thought is in fact an action. This idea becomes more acceptable when we consider that thought does indeed create emotion. We can verify this by thinking of something pleasant then thinking of something awful. Our emotions instantly follow our thoughts.
Our thoughts must be actions because they generate our emotions. Cause and effect. Action and reaction.
Fear and faith are emotions derived from opposite viewpoints which are just opposite thoughts about a situation or event. One person loves something while another hates the same thing. Neither is wrong, they just see it differently, which means they think about it differently, which causes different emotions about it.
Fear is ego-based and faith is love-based. Ego reacts and love acts, so fear is a reaction and faith is an action.
When we approach love-based faith as a reaction, it is fearful. When we say, “What if this? Well, you gotta have faith,” faith becomes a fear-based reaction.
When we approach faith as an action, it is based in love and there is no fear involved. When we say, “I”m gonna do what I want and know that money will naturally follow,” it is action-based faith.
So taking a Leap of Faith must be an action based on our thoughts which generate the emotion of faith, not a reaction based on our thoughts which generate the emotion of fear. Since we control our thoughts, this is absolutely within our conscious power to control.
The Leap Defines the Landing
Thought-based action and fear-based reaction are opposite approaches to the Leap. When we jump as a reaction to being scared, we are off balance, out of center, unfocused and unaware. When we jump as an action based on conscious thought, we are balanced, centered, focused, confident. We jump from a solid foundation, completely aware and confident of where and how we’re going to land.
Any snowboarder will tell you that the jump determines the landing. The instant you leave the ground, the angle and the place you’re going to land is already dictated. When you’re in the air you can’t change the landing. The landing depends completely on the center and momentum of your energy when you take off. If you’re off balance and your momentum is twisting when you take off, you’re going to continue twisting until you hit the ground.
People land on their head because they jump with their momentum out of balance.
Stick The Landing
Taking a Leap of Faith as a conscious action requires awareness and confidence. Have confidence in your thought process when you leap. When you leap, be fully aware of the thoughts you have that justify your leaping and your thoughts about where and how you’re going to land. Be fully aware of the emotions those thoughts create and hold onto both the thoughts and emotions. You’ll need to remember and embrace them while you’re flying through the air.
When you’re in the air you must remain aware and confident. How? By staying focused on the thoughts and emotions you had when you lept. Keeping those thoughts will maintain the emotions you need while you’re flying ungrounded. Holding onto those thoughts and emotions will keep you focused on the landing and help you to stick it naturally and in the flow. If you get scared in the air, you’ll stiffen up and crash.