I came up with a nifty new term called “Faith-walking” (I like that one! It sounds so woo-woo-ish!).
In today’s podcast, I’m talking about what that is, what it means to do it and how you can continue your work with your Higher-Self when you do this.
Podcast #47 Faithwalking
Hi and welcome to the Practically Intuitive Podcast! This is Lisa from practically intuitive.com and I’m so happy to have this chance to talk with you today.
As I was pondering the topic for today’s podcast, I played with the idea of what spiritual guidance looks like. I was pouring a cup of coffee this morning when the word “faithwalking” came to me. Walking in faith.
To me, that’s what it is when you act on guidance. You have no idea what to do with the information given but you do know one thing: you can’t NOT do it.
It’s when you are pulled toward doing something for which there is no logical reason. And no, I’m not talking about the cookie dough in your fridge calling your name at 11pm.
I’m going to assume here that you’re comfortable with the idea of Guides and Teachers in Spirit and the fact that you can ask them for help. There’s no special incantation or dance you must do in your yard on the first night of the third quarter moon to get that help. You just ask. It really is that easy.
Some of us hear their response, some feel it, some just know it. However YOU get your guidance is fine. Don’t judge it. Let it just come to you, be open and accept it with love and gratitude.
Remember all the feelings and fear I went through about signing up for Crossfit classes? That was me acting on guidance. I know, without question, that there’s something there for me that’s much larger than just getting a bit more comfortable in my body. I know this because there was no running from it. It was this weird, inexorable pull, almost as if I were being moved without my conscious consent.
It feels very much like I handed my Higher Self the car keys and said “Let’s go for a ride!”.
There have been a few places that this feeling has shown up for me recently. Am I scared? Hell yeah. But I am faithwalking. Because I know that when guidance shows up this way, pulling me forward, something really big is on the other side.
What would faithwalking look like for you?
Would you be able to receive guidance from your team and take action on it even though you couldn’t see the logical reason for doing so?
What about doing that brings up some fear or doubt?
The way through that and on to action is to just acknowledge the fear. Say it out loud to the moon if you have to. Instead of pushing it away or feeling ridiculous and trying to ride over top of it, just say it out loud.
Say “Yep, I hear you and to tell you the truth, I’m scared to death to take this action. I don’t know why I’m doing it and it feels all kinds of weird but I’m going to do it anyway.”
Then, release that fear to the wind. Let it go. Try not to dwell on it.
I’ve been dwelling a bit and my Guides keep telling me to just chill and trust. Easy for them to say, right?
Even us hard-core faithwalkers get scared. So don’t be surprised if it shows up for you, too. Just acknowledge it and walk into the action.
Here’s an assignment for you: This week, ask your Guides and Higher Self for one action that requires you to faith-walk. Take the very first thing that comes to mind after asking and go do it. Whatever it is. Do it. It might be big. It might be small. Just do it (to coin a phrase!)
And then witness yourself, almost as if from a distance, as you take that action and see what comes up for you. Do you feel empowered? Do you feel accomplished? Or do you feel something else entirely?
When I talk about being conscious, this is how it’s done. You receive guidance, you act on that guidance and you note what comes up for you as you do it.
After the first few sessions of Crossfit, I drove home crying. And not a sad crying but more of an energetic release. I just let the tears flow. Last week, after a good workout, I drove home and felt not tears but elation. I had crossed a bridge from emotional release to a sort of physical triumph and it felt good. It felt like I had broken through a layer that I didn’t even know existed.
When you start acting on things with consciousness, the flow becomes apparent and it gets immeasurably easier to move into that action. There are fewer questions and less fear about acting on guidance.
And that is how you faith-walk. If you do try it this week, I’d love to hear about it. Please leave a comment on PracticallyIntuitive.com.
Speaking of faith-walking, I am going to be shifting and changing Practically Intuitive around quite a bit in the next few months. I hope you all will come along with me as I begin this adventure. I think you’ll like it!
Thanks again for listening – this is Lisa from PracticallyIntuitive.com. Bye for now.