Faith is believing that the Light exists, even when it’s dark.
Some of us are entering into the Void. The concept of the Void shows up in psychology, mythology, and metaphysics. It’s part of the human condition, it’s the substance of the Holy. The hero’s journey—going from meek to mighty, lost to found. It’s dark, unfamiliar, and you don’t know what’s in there. The Void is where we meet our maker—and ourselves.
Joseph Campbell describes the hero entering the forest at the darkest point, where there is no path. No one has been where we’re going. We are emergent. The seeds of possibility are inside each of us and we need to water them with our attention, with our prayer, our meditation, our reflection, and our language.
I haven’t been saying that “We will get through this,” because I’m not 100% certain that we will get all the way through this. We might get stuck in a pitfall of old normal and a new, not-much-more-desirable normal. Truly “getting through” means getting to a new, beautiful ideal.
I’ll be more specific: We can get through this. Absolutely, unwaveringly 100% Faithful in our innate and profound capacity to unite and create a beautiful world.
If we stay in that space of “it’s possible, but it’s not a given,” then we stay awake. And that is the tension that Grace holds. Grace is holding possibility and danger. Grace knows that it could go either way. And she stands at the edge of The Void and declares that a change is going to come.
The thrilling truth is that we get to choose which way this goes. Free will is an honour, not a burden.
Let’s have Faith in ourselves and in each other, that we’ll choose Love and act on it without delay. We’re not really waiting on the future… this ghost-like presence that comes into view to instruct us. We’ve just been waiting for ourselves: Me in my pain and glory. You in your confusion and gorgeous giftedness. All of us in our dark, light, distinct union. Letting go… to find out who we really are.
May this passage gracefully lead us to One Love,
THE GRACE CONTINUES. KEEP GOING…
Danielle LaPorte is an invited member of Oprah’s SuperSoul 100, a group who, in Oprah Winfrey’s words, “is uniquely connecting the world together with a spiritual energy that matters.” She is author of White Hot Truth: Clarity for keeping it real on your spiritual path—from one seeker to another. The Fire Starter Sessions, and The Desire Map: A Guide To Creating Goals With Soul—the book that has been translated into 8 languages, evolved into a yearly day planner system, a top 10 iTunes app, and an international workshop program with licensed facilitators in 15 countries. Named one of the “Top 100 Websites for Women” by Forbes, millions of visitors go to DanielleLaPorte.com every month for her daily #Truthbombs and what’s been called “the best place online for kickass spirituality.” A speaker, a poet, a painter, and a former business strategist and Washington-DC think tank exec, Entrepreneur Magazine calls Danielle, “equal parts poet and entrepreneurial badass…edgy, contrarian…loving and inspired.” Her charities of choice are Eve Ensler’s VDay: a global movement to end violence against women and girls, and charity: water, setting out to bring safe drinking water to everyone in the world. She lives in Vancouver, BC with her favourite philosopher, her son. You can find her @daniellelaporte and just about everywhere on social media.