"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science." – Albert Einstein
I choose to believe the questing spirit — the courageous part of our soul that faces fear and steps into the unknown — lives inside each and every one of us. To have a passionate relationship with the unknown is also to have an intimacy with faith. Through my training with Conscious Transformation and in my quest to embody an authentic sense of purpose, I have come to understand that faith is not always an automatic, inherited state of being, but can be awakened and consciously trained through our emotions.
It has been my experience that many people take having a sense of faith for granted, assuming it’s a state that anyone can easily access. People offer support saying things like, "Just have faith!" or, "When one door closes, another door opens!" But rarely does anyone ever speak about the empty room in between the doors, where we sit inside the belly of fear and wait for the new door to magically open. In that liminal and undefined space, inside the discomfort of the unknown, the biological impulse is to run, often leading to a mad dash back through the familiar door of predictability. But not the questing spirit! The questing part of our spirit knows that the familiar door often leads to a slow death and therefore willfully chooses to stay in the turbulent stillness, accessing the mystery. This willful choice is to choose faith — igniting fire in the heart, blazing and lighting the path through the darkness of uncertainty. Then, and usually only then, the new door swings open to unimaginable experiences and opportunity!
Today, faith is one of the most vital, nourishing and inspiring elements of my practice, and the way I navigate through the mystery of my co-created dance with life. However, this was not always the case. Growing up with a devout atheist mother, virtually all our conversations centered around current political events and topics that only had the evidence and backing of "proven science." The word faith or anything insinuating unseen or unknown phenomenon were, quite literally, forbidden topics, planting in me an ever-present seed of doubt. Yet my spirit held on to a secret treasure I kept hidden and safe deep inside, knowing there was more to my existence than what I was being told…
Desperate to discover the purpose of life, I set off on my own, traveled the world many times, and experienced numerous life-threatening adventures in an attempt to alleviate an empty restlessness. Seeking as a faithless wanderer, no matter where I traveled I always seemed to end up in the same place again –questioning, doubting and unfulfilled. The more I began to get what I thought I wanted, the deeper my longing for meaning became. In 2011, just after I barely survived one of my harrowing sailing "adventures," I looked up into a stormy sky and yelled out loud, "I need to change!" Just one week later, I met Joey Klein. That day I began my education and training with my emotions. And on that day, the door to freedom opened and I dove into the most mind-altering explorational adventure of all. I felt connected to something beyond me that I couldn’t explain.
This emotional work, now called Emotional Mastery, literally poured life force into me. When I began to learn that emotion was energy that I had been internally creating, I accessed my power. Life as I knew it began to transform. And when I learned that nobody was responsible for my emotions and I wasn’t responsible for anyone else’s emotions, I knew I had found my holy grail.
Through consistent practice, I continue to learn and refine how to resonate: transforming my fear based emotions into expansive states. Time and time again, I have experienced miracles through this process, in myself and what I have witnessed in others. Through love, I discovered how to merge with the laws of resonance, providing an unexpected vehicle for my faith. And this unique thread of faith has connected me into the tapestry of humanity: I am no longer separate.
Everyday in my work as a trainer, I experience courageous human beings who are willing to face their fears, step into the unknown, and focus on love as a force to create with. We are all explorers in different times of life. Every leap of faith is a giant step toward evolution. To dare to explore somewhere you have never been before is a way to access aliveness. And to be alive and vibrant is a service to humanity. Aliveness is a free and priceless contribution everyone can choose. It ignites and influences inspiration and illuminates a path for others to follow. To seek the unknown and to courageously step into the infinite mystery is to choose to be alive.
The Conscious Transformation system gave me access to a tangible practice with practical implementation that has ultimately helped me harmonize the laws of the universe with the mystery of the unknown. I have learned to access my faith and tap into the supreme guidance of my questing spirit. Through this training I have discovered we are all powerful creators in the world and have a choice to create through the energy of love. I now have faith in all the unseen forces that guide me, faith in the goodness of humanity, and faith in myself when I am love. Love gives us the ability to see. The resonance of love can and does change and influence the frequency of the whole. And here, my faith has led to ultimate purpose.
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Anastacia Armstrong teaches throughout Central Oregon and serves on the Conscious Transformation Energy Practices Leadership Team, supporting and guiding others as they step into their own potential. She is a professional musician serving as a conduit for others to experience transformation on a deeper level. Anastacia has cultivated her entrepreneurial acumen as President of the International Art Organization and Wildlife Artisans, while creating and managing successful businesses, focused in the healing arts.