Prosperous Faith

Doubt keeps silent, but faith speaks.

One spiritual principle much repeated is to “speak those things that be not as though they are.” In the Christian bible it’s found at Romans 4:17 and expanded up on in Mark 11:22-24; in Wicca and Witchcraft it’s the first lesson you learn in order to cast spells/transform reality. This belief – that our power and energy is so great we can literally speak something and it comes to pass – is the foundation of faith, in whatever spirituality or religion you circumscribe to. It’s the strength behind spellcasting, the confidence in affirmations and prayer.  When we use our personal power to embrace and express positive change, that power reflects back to us in the world. On the flip side, when we speak negatively, we are using our personal power to create the exact circumstances and troubles we complain about – effectively adding fuel to the fire.

Lately, with the world constantly using the word “recession”, it’s difficult to retain a positive and faithful attitude. People, and the media, are constantly telling us we are in debt, in lack, in poverty. Remember who you are in Universe, and that the world does not dictate your finances or your opportunities – Spirit does. No matter what the attitude of the world, of friends and family, guide yourself to recall the many times in your life Goddess/God has blessed you unexpectedly, supplied exactly what you needed to heal what you thought was a dead-end situation. Spirit makes a way where there is no way, and today – right now – declare to yourself and the world “I am the beloved child of Spirit/Goddess/God, and despite what the world tells me, I am prosperous and blessed in every way!”

6 thoughts on “Prosperous Faith”

  1. You guys are awesome, thanks for the comments! This is actually the seed of a longer article, or maybe a book… I dont know, we’ll see.
    I was raised in a Christian household, though all the while I was secretly studying Goddess thealogy, lol

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  2. The tragedy of criminal acts, covered over by the Vatican, is long overdue for uncovering. The recent display is only one of several kinds of criminality they adhere to. But there are many hidden and open acts of criminality hiding behind a façade of goodness that pervert the natural desires of our children, inculcated via many forms of religious indoctrination.

    There will be some who say that the church leaders have nothing to do with their own real faith, but dismissing it easily only ignores the damage to the psychic composition of many young men and women, the world over. Ultimate authority is either implied or outright stated in the Catholic as well as Protestant clergy. It is stated in all faiths around the world. It is undercover of this authority that the players have played on for a good long run, using positions of power to hurt and kill children, men and women, some just for believing other than what was the exact coin of the realm for a belief psychosis.

    Taking authoritative responsibility carelessly, using it to gain access to children’s vulnerability, destroying a young person’s life is more than a secular crime, it is a crime against the Holy Spirit. The people that have taken trust so carelessly into their teaching, using it to sexually abuse a child or woman, should be brought to bear along with the sum total of the Catholic church’s crimes, over millennia. When the slate is finally washed clean, if it ever can be, perhaps then we might recognize a simple pure faith, quit building imaginary and concrete monuments to lies and inaugurate love, real LOVE, not the ersatz fantasy that passes for the real thing, now.

    Does the church, do churches, religions in general, do good? Yes of course. But it is this same goodness that is used to cause great harm, under cover, as it were. Remember, these people are trusted to do good. Perhaps many will step forward and confess that they are complicit in the human condition that results in criminal behavior, take appropriate punishment, (god knows what that should be!?). This may help save the good souls and work that follows the Holy Spirit. As future leaders, perhaps they can show a way with which to build a church, a mosque, a synagogue, temple, etc., under the open sky. Under the open sky, without manmade vaulted ceilings, the clear light of day may straighten out the overblown imaginations of people who are naturally fallible, as we all are. But we cannot forget that even under the open sky religious psychosis has committed atrocities, the aforesaid crimes against “sinners”; as if those who accused were not themselves terrible little devils. No one should be given license or title to cover their criminal acts or, once found out, have those crimes further covered. As if their religion, whatever faith they hold dear, might fall apart if it were revealed to be materially false, leaving them without a little job. Well then, let it all fall apart.

    It can appear at times as if dogmatic religions are set up to do such criminal acts, purposefully. Those with healthier relations towards their fellow humans might not think so or say that this goes too far. But it makes one wonder why, when children come home to say they have been abused, they have been told to shut up, be quiet, as some have come forward to say after many years. More adult complicity, even though somehow, well meaning?! Again, is it the fear of a belief falling apart? Children are brainwashed, brought up to segregate, hate and even kill in the name of narrow religious views. It is time for people to actually GET healthy and quit pretending it by hiding behind a strict, dogmatic belief psychosis.

    In one recent example challenging the status quo of secret tyranny, singer Sinead O’Connor ruined her career, calling the Catholic church the actual evil. Over hundreds of years others lost their lives for that challenge. Her opinion was born of years of Irish struggle. She spoke the other day as if the Catholic faith might still be brand new, once the truth was exposed. What a blessing…hope springs eternal. However, we are all children of the Universe, born to wonder and wander with open and clear eyes, gaining wisdom on the path of life, life that can well teach where one may find LOVE…if we have not been preemptively sickened by the adult imposition of beliefs.

    Those of good conscience and healthy acknowledgement of human frailty, of human need that requires healthy, normal, sexual expression, human inquisitiveness and, not least, the human disposition to connect with something larger than themselves that builds humility and real LOVE towards all of life…maybe they will share the leadership asked for by the Holy Spirit, but denied, for timeless aions.

    Hope springs eternal, especially in little children. Maybe some of us can live up to that promise, yet.

    ….faith, speaking

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    1. Hi Templar,

      this seems to fit under another article we had called The Vatican Cries Again. I am pasting it over there.

      I remember O’Conner doing that. I was watching at the time. Everyone shunned her but Christopher Christopherson came on stage, offered his arm, and walked with her. Was a powerful moment.

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  3. As the goddess goes, so go the political, economic, social, etc., aspects of women. The emergent anima, the feminine archetype, reveals now the syzgy of the two archetypes (animus/masculine) we harbor. More than ever, it is women who can help evolutionize the revolution of spiritual change. Faith is ever the dream of possibility.

    Thanks to Jung for the nomenclature.

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