Hello to you. How are you doing today? I am having a pretty quiet day. The sun is out and it’s a beautiful day here. I am reading books again and revisited a book that I have read several times before by Shakti Gawain called Creative Visualization. A lot of the principles she outlines in her book about manifesting the reality you want to live in requires, in my opinion, belief and faith. Sometimes you have to suspend disbelief to get to belief! Faith is believing without seeing .
In revisiting this book I am trying to feed myself intangible food that can help me kick the depression aka “funk” I have been in for so long now. Some of the exercises in the book talk about making positive affirmations for example: “God lives within me and manifests in the world through me” pg 50 Affirmations are one of the most important elements of creative visualization. To affirm means “to make firm.” An affirmation is a strong, positive statement that is already so. It is a way of “making firm” that which you are imaging. pg 42
I have been trying to come up with my own affirmations and the only one that I have come up with so far is “he is on his way.” In context it’s me wanting to manifest a new partner in my reality when God shows me I’m ready. I can remember when I grieved losing my cocker spaniel Sam. Three years I begged God to bring him back to me and he answered my prayers with Link. God answers my prayers when it’s divinely time not on my calendar . It could be three minutes, three days, three months and or three years I have to wait before I’m ready to be in relationship with someone again. The focus right now is my getting healthy enough to be able to even consider being in relationship with another person.
So I am having to have belief and faith that my affirmation has the power of a prayer and will be answered. A couple affirmations: “I believe everything is alright now.” and “I have faith in God.”
“balance” in the English Ordinal system equals 38
“I have faith in God ” in the English Ordinal system equals 138
Hello to you. How are you doing? I hope this finds you well in your world. In my world today is about faith, celebrating and reflecting on 12 years of marriage. A big part of this journey has been about taking leaps of faith both big ones and small.
I believe, and it has been my experience that every person that comes into your life teaches you things. My husband has taught me a bunch of things like having faith in people, places and things that may have failed you. It’s everything from the milk you buy at the store to people in your life. A person that has failed him, especially these past couple of years has been me. The road we’ve been traveling has been very bumpy. Being married to someone diagnosed at bipolar can make marriage very difficult. There is a lot of thinking you know someone and then you don’t know them at all. You can’t see what being bipolar is except through behavior.
To look back at the past 12 years, our whole relationship has been leaps of faith.
Our shared past is full of huge leaps of faith! He took a huge one flying out to meet me the first time after we met as two video game avatars, Prinzessa and Efess in FFXI (a MMORPG) in the Valkrum Dunes. Shortly after we married, he had to stand by me when I had a hysterectomy which meant we wouldn’t have children in our marriage. We both took another giant leap when we chose to move ahead of the family to Texas waiting to hear if his Dad landed a job. Choosing to become homeowners instead of lifelong renters was big jump for us. All the little jumps like the things he and I did together by helping neighbors, getting involved in the planning of the city and helping out with Animal Control. Looking back, very little has come easily to us but when we’ve taken the chance, it’s been worth it!
“leap of faith” in the English Ordinal system equals 99
“thirteen” in the English Ordinal system equals 99
(both my husband and I were born on the 13th)
If you look at the word faith, it’s about believing in something and or someone you can’t always see. Some people have a faith in an institution like their church of choice, government or health system, some have faith in an object, others a person and for many it’s having faith in a God they cannot see.
“faith” in the English Ordinal system equals 44
“brain” in the English Ordinal system equals 44
“tend the garden of marriage daily” in the English Ordinal system equals 269 – God and people right in this!
God” in the English Ordinal system equals 26
people” in the English Ordinal system equals 69
I am hoping that we have many years before us. I am so grateful he is my husband! His parents and mine, our grandparents and so many before have lead what it means to be married by their example. No matter how tough things get, you can still work things out. I am hoping and praying that what is ahead will be worth all that we’ve already been through together thus far.