It’s been about six weeks since I pulled the faith rock. And what I have learned is this:
Faith lives inside the pauses between progress, between acceptance, between healing.
It securely, without fail, holds the divide between those long, sometimes deep, sometimes painful pauses.
While Grace gifts us all the time we need to figure it all out, to grieve, to ignite possibility, to find our way, faith is what holds us all the while.
It is enduring, always there, and it will never fail us.
It is letting go, knowing it will be the bridge from one season of our lives to the next.
It is trusting the process as we embrace change and surrender our fears.
It is believing, with tremendous courage, that all the lessons, the work, the leaps, the falls, the struggles, the celebrations are for a purpose much larger than we can fathom – an ultimately good, beautiful, worth it purpose.
My faith is growing. I’m seeing now all the ways that I deeply depend on it, how it has held the divide for me, time and time again. Without it, nothing would be possible. And one thing is for sure:
Courage does not exist without an existence of faith. And faith does not exist without the courage to believe.
They go together. Like love, and …. love.
PS: I am hosting a HUGE Hip Hip Hooray Giveaway Party here in this space on Thursday. One day only. Major prizes and party favors. All free. All awesome. And YOU are invited. Put on your party dress, friends. And I’ll see you here on Thursday!
XXO, Kelly Rae
I am celebrating the arrival of sunshine to the Northwest! Its amazing how everything feels like growth and new and fresh when we get sun!
I am celebrating that I am learning to love who I am at this moment and release judgment and baggage from the past – celebrating each new day on this journey! 🙂
I am celebrating being back in the flow after being sick almost the entire month of March. For someone who rarely gets REALLY ill, it was a tough month and I love being free from all of that once again AND it's sunny out!!
Wow! What an exciting giveway.
Thank you so much amazing, talented and generous Kelly Rae and Friends.
Today I am celebrating me taking charge of my life and the actions that I take to make me happy. I am celebrating listening to my heart of hearts and living in the present, enjoying each moment! Live every moment and Love every Day we are given!! Right? !!
Today I am celebrating my amazing frienships with the women in my life. They inpspire, uplift, and encourage me! I can only hope I have half the impact on them that they have on me!
Today I celebrate "letting go" of an anchor that has held me down and back for some time now.
I am opening up my heart and soul and welcoming sweet freedom. As the saying goes, "Some think it's holding on that makes one strong… sometimes, it's letting go".
Today I celebrate my health!!!
This is amazing as always
Today I'm celebrating having a friend send me the link to your blog last week, and my first prints arriving in the mail yesterday. So grateful for your beautiful words and art. Thank you
Thank you for all of your posts. They are all so inspiring. I just purchased your e-book and I can't stop reading it!!
So beautifully put! Thank you, your sharing gives us all strength 🙂
Interesting. Faith in yourself is easy to come by, faith in others…notsomuch.
For me, I can find plenty of faith for others…for myself, notsomuch.
Is there a "compassion" rock in your rock bowl?
I have always called it the in-between…the place where we can only be still and trust that the answers will come at just the right time. Thank you for describing it all so perfectly and stirring up my own sense of wonder at the gift of grace.
"Faith lives inside the pauses between progress, between acceptance, between healing." LOVE that. Thank you so much for this post…I've been calling it "the juicy stuff in between" like in between pain and recovery, in between questions and answers, in between landing in it and getting through it…and you've captured it beautifully here. It's faith. Sigh…needed this today!
Faith moves us and fills our soul …
Thanks for inspiring my own faith dear Kelly ♥
THANK YOU for this beautiful post