I have. But I'm here to write about it because faith is what enabled me to regain it. That's some kind of strange brain twister, but faith is what we call on when we lose it, yes?
Tonight I had a conversation with a friend that went something like this: "I've made huge progress in pulling myself out of a funk. I've created a new and much elevated positive view of the future because I've let go of the energy of the past. I know that relaxing into 'now' creates the next, even better now."
Then she added:
"Yet sometimes my mind tells me stories, and then I worry and fret, making up more stories, each one scarier than the one before."
I could have been talking to myself.
As I talked with my friend, I was awed by her power to transmute the negativity she was experiencing with only a few promptings from me. In considering each experience, she drew forth her energy (which is love), and then (drum roll please), directed it to the situation that was causing distress.
That takes faith. Faith that every situation, no matter how distorted by human pain, can be healed with light and love.
At the end of our conversation, my friend said something important. While she didn't use the word "faith," she said that she just got it that it's a practice, a practice of gathering and sending love. To whatever thought or situation needs it.
Spirited women, faith is not just a state of being. It is, as my friend so wisely stated, a practice. For mere humans at least, faith requires an intentional directed energy. An energy of love.
Want to try it? Just imagine that you are sending love out to any person or situation that causes you stress, fear or negativity of any kind. Just practice it ... and have faith.