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!”