Moving That Mountain

article3lrgMost of us are aware of someone who has accomplished amazing things from humble beginnings. We have no further to look than the current President of the United States; a young man who came from difficult beginnings and has become the most powerful influence at this time on the earth plane. We know of those who have defied all odds and beat poverty, death and the opposing team. It’s the story of The Little Engine That Could. We love those instances where the underdog wins everything and defies the status quo. Sometimes we call it pure luck, predestination, right timing or the Law of Attraction in action.

There is something about Barack Obama that intrigues us. Some say it’s his drive, his confidence level, his positive stance in life. However one labels him, he is a man of faith. He truly believes and has convinced us that he is the right man for the job. He has a deep personal “knowing” that he can be instrumental in healing our nation and the world. He effectively presents us with a challenge to have faith and to act in service to others and our country. He tells us and we believe it, that we can change the world. Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. We observe our world and we see daily how our financial systems have failed us. We recognize our families and friends living in fear and we look outward to someone else to provide our leadership, our magical potion that will create a better life for us.

Yet we know one person or one political party cannot be held responsible for our own personal journey. We were given that gift; the gift to bring forward in our lives that which we were called to do. And we WILL do it depending on our faith in our abilities and dreams. Faith is trust without reservation, the light that guides us through our darkness. Fear ends when faith begins.

Recently a personal family emergency took place and I was forced to see clearly what was in that particular moment of time. My ship was in the midst of a storm that seemed to be tossing about, appearing to be temporarily out of control. While fear attempted to steer my vessel into raging waters and perhaps cost me my way of life as I had known it, my faith was the anchor that steadied my ship. Those closest to me were concerned out of love and their own fears. They asked me, “What are you going to do now?” They wanted to know my plan so they could be assured I would be all right. Many times in our lives it is the ones who are closest to us that cause us, by their well-meaning but fear based words, to rise up and take a stand. Their concern is based in the reality of the moment and affected by their personal reactions to their own fears. Yet, if we have not allowed ourselves to be completely blown off course by negative viewpoints, we will return to that place of deep “knowing” that assures us everything will eventually be all right. We are on course, our ship is being guided into the right direction, albeit storms will come and go, we have blind faith that we are on the verge of a miracle and we will keep pushing forward. I love these words written by Patrick Overton:

“When you have come to the edge of all light that you know and are about to drop off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen: there will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught how to fly.”

Faith requires patience and a downright stubbornness that defies description. It is quite possibly the most powerful of all the “magic skills” that we can obtain. It is when the entire world is sinking into despair and one man believes he can help to change it. We surround him with our fears of what appears to be, yet he stands unyieldingly to face the world with his innate trust, not only in his own abilities but in all of us and in the universe that if we work together we can change the negative into the positive. We “can” transform the darkness into the light.

Faith is not passive, it is active. It is absolutely required for major change. It becomes charged when we act on it. Yes, we will be tested, that is a lifetime guarantee, but for those of us who will stand, we will create positive transformation in our lives. When we believe beyond the obvious, we ignite a fire within us that burns away our fears and propels us into new and exciting opportunities for advancement. It is easy to see the current moment as all there is. It is effortless to criticize others and complain about our current status, yet I am reminded of the words of The Christ:

“If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you shall say to this mountain, remove yourself to another place and it shall be removed.”

We have been blessed by the examples of master teachers who accomplished many miracles in their lifetimes; The Buddha, The Christ, Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Theresa, Martin Luther King, Jr., the list continues. Their truth was their “knowing” that there was a larger picture, something better that could be done, something much greater than ourselves. They were masters at blocking fear and trusting in the unseen. Their actions followed their beliefs and they changed our world in significant ways. We are made of the same dust as they were; their lives standing boldly before us as an example for us in how to live. Their accomplishments remove any excuse for us not creating our own miracles. And so I leave you with this final thought:

What is it really that is keeping you from moving your mountain?