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Be really whole and all things will come to you. - Lao-Tzu

In last week’s blog, I referenced an interesting approach for January’s joy habit of being in balance that was created by the founders of Oola Life.  I especially like their contemporary approach for segmenting the various aspects of the whole self into seven distinct parts that they call Faith, Fun, Fitness, Family, Friends, Finance and Field.

Even if you have used other terms to define and group the various components of your life, you can likely find a place for all your aspects in these 7 F’s. Because the use of alliteration makes these easy to remember, I prefer to use these but feel free to use whatever grouping you are accustomed to.

The objective is to examine all the parts of the whole and determine which ones are in sync and which ones are out of balance.  Then work towards bringing them all into alignment. When you do, you’ll experience a greater sense of peace so that you can remember the joy that you were always meant to feel.

In today’s blog I’ll look at the one aspect that I believe is the most important starting place for integrating all parts of the whole.

And that is the aspect of FAITH.

Although faith is but one of the seven parts of your whole, I see it as the axis, for it helps to guide the way the other aspects rotate so that all parts of your whole can exist in equilibrium.

Faith is something you cultivate at the soul level.  First by believing in and loving yourself as the truest expression of the Divine.  Then by sharing your love for and your faith in your family, friends, community, and planet.  Faith is also about believing in possibilities and the power you hold to manifest your desires.  Remember, everything that exists is because someone believed it was possible.  They had faith.

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How you choose to practice your faith of course is personal to you.  Some find meditation the best way to connect with Spirit to strengthen their faith.  Others nurture their faith in nature by embodying the frequency of the earth elements. In Denise Linn’s oracle card deck Native Spirit, she talks about the Nahavo/Dineh tradition of “hozho naasha” which means being in balance with a natural way of life or Walking in Beauty.  And many people find balance through the practice of their faith in places of worship where they can join fellow travelers in a shared experience of communion.

The question to ask yourself is, do I feel centered through my spiritual practice?  Does it provide me with peace of mind?  Does it empower me?  Does it provide me with an outlook of hope and optimism? And does it exist in harmony with the other aspects of my life?

Whichever way you choose to pursue your faith as a practice or as an expression of your sacred activism, it is best to let your faith be bigger than your fears, especially during these uncertain times.

Until next time, keep your frequency high, your mind open, and your joy ever expanding!

Love from your Joy Mama,

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