What is faith?....
Lepidolite with Pink Tourmaline
Traveling, especially to a "new to you" country and language.
Changing routine and time zones.
Busting out of normal food choices and quantities.
Generally exploring and re-exploring boundaries and limitations.
Can have a profound and lasting effect.
I suppose this can happen
without a plane ride to some far away land...
Yet I find it very effective to plop myself down
alone, in a country where I don't speak the language.
It jiggles up my predicting and routine loving cranium
and allows a reset button to be pushed.
Qualities that I find surfacing are
compassion, understanding, curiosity and faith.
When I heard this quote yesterday on Krista Tippett's podcast,
On Being, I felt that somatic yes.
You know... when your body recognizes truth.
The opposite of faith is not doubt.
It is certainty.
As much as I love and strive to create certainty in my life,
it is the act of having or finding faith
that regenerates, renews and cultivates new fields
of perspective and beauty.
You gotta have faith...
Love is here. The door is open.
Also in Musings
🦄 The Magic of Unicorns 🦄
HONDURAN BLACK OPAL
Honduran Black Opal is rare and unusual.
A unicorn of the gem world.
This seemingly simple grey/black stone
flashes a rainbow of color when the sun shines on its face
allowing you a window into its mysterious world...
🌬Gem Silica Juiciness 🌬
GEM SILICAGem Silica is a blue green and most rare variety of chalcedony...
A highly silicated form of chrysocolla.
This particular piece
came from high in the Andes of Peru
and it's color and quality are amazing...
🍀 Grossular Garnet Goodness 🍀
Soothing the nervous system,
Opening the heart,
allowing for more spaciousness and awareness.
When I feel this green garnet on my skin
I there is a calming.
I notice the receiving of my breath.
I notice the beating of my heart...