by Diana Smith, RScP
“Whenever we become engulfed in negative or undesirable circumstances, either we use or lose faith.” ~Ernest Holmes
Moments ago, I finished listening to the January 1st (2017) CD from Sunday service. I am in awe of the young people sharing about Kwanzaa, what Imani/Faith meant to them, and the inspiring message Rev. Andriette brought to us about faith and rising up.
I am blessed and grateful to have been led to become a member and eventually transfer my practitioner license to this astounding spiritual community. My life has been turbo-charged and I am not the same woman who walked through those doors in June 2014. I am now the woman who is ready to fully embrace who I was born to be, rather than living at the effects of people, places and conditions.
With each service, class, song, and affirmation, my soul is watered with Truth, flushing out any former miscreation of untruth, false beliefs and unconsciously amassed race consciousness. I never knew how entrenched I had become until I began experiencing freedom from it all. What’s equally amazing is to feel my growth and lightness, despite any condition or circumstances that may be floating by.
Several weeks ago, I witnessed the fruit of my studies and action. I was engaged in a long awaited legal hearing. There were some surprising turn-of-events. Rather than being the victim of them, I found myself leaning into faith that God was at the center of all and good was happening. A feeling of peace and Oneness blanketed me. It was palpably soothing and regardless of the lack of an immediate resolution, I had no doubt it would all work out.
In Faith and gratitude I stand steadfast, trusting in the Infinite Good in all things.