They’re asking me how they could possibly have faith in the Universe when there is so much uncertainty, fear and chaos in the world right now.
While the question is challenging, I’m really glad I have the answer.
Now more than ever we must strengthen our faith in the Universe through our devotional practice. It’s through reconnecting to the Universe that we can receive the miraculous guidance that is always available. We shut off our connection to that guidance when we lose faith in it.
We can’t wait for relief to have faith. We must commit to our faith in the Universe so that we can be conscious of all the miracles that are available to us, even in the most difficult times.
I know all of this sounds nice, but you may be thinking, “Gabby, really? How can I strengthen my faith when nothing is working out for me and the world is in crisis?”
Create your faith statement
Have you written your faith statement? This is a beautiful exercise in strengthening your faith. Your faith statement will support you during challenging times and remind you that you’re always being guided.
This is an exercise from chapter 8 of my book The Universe Has Your Back. Even if you’ve created a faith statement in the past, I encourage you to regularly revisit it and edit it to reflect your spiritual beliefs.
When we strengthen our faith, we can do awesome spiritual work because we know we’re supported by a power much greater than ourselves. Your faith statement should make you feel GOOD!
How to create your faith statement
To write your faith statement, open your journal and follow this process.
Step 1: Answer these 5 questions
Just free-write your answers without second-guessing yourself. Let your intuition come forward.
- What would your life be like if you knew you were always being guided?
- What would you do differently if you knew that the Universe had your back?
- Do you have spiritual proof that the Universe is guiding you? (Write down signs you’ve received, miracle moments and anything else.)
- How does it feel to be in faith?
- What does your faith give you the freedom to do or be?
Step 2: Write your faith statement
Once you answer these questions, you can write your faith statement.
Revisit your answers to the questions above and underline anything that inspires you, excites you or resonates with you deeply.
Compile these sentences into one statement. Edit it, craft it and add anything else that comes through for you.
When you’re done creating your faith statement, you can share it if you feel called to do so. You can post it in the comments here, share it on social media or read it out loud to a friend you know will support you.
Rely on your faith statement daily
Read your faith statement daily. You can edit it in any way at any time.
When we have a faith statement, we feel more connected to the Universe every single day. We’re empowered knowing the Universe supports us.
In difficult times, let this statement bring you back to a sense of safety. It’s a reminder that you’re never alone. You don’t have to rely on your own strength. In any moment you can call on spirit to show you the way.
And whenever you’re about to embark on something new, turn to your faith statement to feel confident and excited. You are supported!
How to live your faith statement
For the next 24 hours, commit to living in faith. Begin now by reading your faith statement out loud to yourself, followed by this mantra:
I trust in my connection to the Universe, and I have faith I’m being guided.
Lean on your faith in the Universe over the course of the next day. When something feels in sync, celebrate it as a moment of alignment. When something goes wrong, recognize it as a detour in the right direction, offering you guidance and support.
Choose to see all that occurs as loving guidance. Forgive your negative thoughts and actions and immediately return to your faith statement.
If the thought of relying on your faith intimidates or overwhelms you, remember: this should be fun. It’s a radical and awesome experiment in what it’s like to live with trust in the Universe and a commitment to love.
Just for today, let’s see how it feels to lean toward faith in love no matter what.
At the end of the 24-hour period, take some time to reflect on your experience. In your journal, take an inventory of the miracle moments and write down an honest intake of when you resisted the support of the Universe.
Let this practice become part of your spiritual routine. Give yourself freedom breaks from the chaos you create in your mind and the fear of the world.