Editor’s note: This post was updated in June 2018 for clarity and additional resources.
In my book The Universe Has Your Back, I have an exercise where we create a faith statement. Perhaps you’ve already done this while reading the book — but if you haven’t, then I want to share this opportunity with you right now.
I believe that creating a faith statement is imperative to trusting that we’re being guided.
This statement is about what our spiritual relationship means to us on a gut level. You can turn to your faith statement regularly to guide your spiritual practice and reinforce your faith.
If we want to co-create with the Universe, we need a great amount of faith in our connection to it.
You can watch the video below for guidance on creating your faith statement. Or you can keep reading for the steps.
The practice of creating a faith statement involves answering some questions. So open your journal and answer these:
Question 1: What would your life be like if you knew you were being guided?
Take a moment to write down the answer. There is no right or wrong answer. Write down whatever comes to mind. Don’t edit yourself.
Question 2: What would you do differently if you knew the Universe had your back?
Free-write, letting your subconscious come forward. Don’t edit yourself. Think big! Let yourself truly imagine what you’d do differently if you knew the Universe had your back.
Question #3: What spiritual proof do you have that the Universe is guiding you?
For instance, throughout the book I share people’s stories of when they noticed or realized that the Universe was supporting them.
If nothing springs to mind, that’s totally fine! (If you’re new to this whole co-creating thing, you likely have never even thought to pay attention.) If that’s the case, just use a story from the book that resonated with you, like when I kept getting my sign during my house hunt, for example. Or maybe you have a friend who’s shared stories of synchronicity that are proof to you that the Universe guides us.
Even if it’s not directly related to you today, you can lean on the guidance other people have received and strengthen your faith.
Feel the faithful energy that the story you thought about/wrote down ignites. Take a few moments to tap into the feeling of that faith.
Questions #4 and #5: How does it feel to be in faith? What does faith give you the freedom to do and be?
Again, free-write and make a list. Get honest! Don’t hold back. Let it flow. Don’t edit yourself.
Now you’re ready to create your faith statement. We want to make a faith statement that ignites love and joy and enthusiasm and excitement when we read it.
Here’s mine, which I also include in the book:
I know that the Universe is an ever-present energy field of love. I know that when I align with the energy of love through thoughts, actions and beliefs, I am given infinite support and guidance. I know that I can co-create my reality with this loving presence so that I can live in joy and spread light.
Now it’s your turn!
How to write your faith statement
When you’re done writing, read what you’ve written. Take out the three or four sentences that move you to tears. That is your faith statement.
I hope that once you’ve written your faith statement, you come back here and share it in the comments. I would love to read what you create. And it’s so powerful to read other people’s faith statements! When you’re ready, come back and share yours with everyone here.
I hope this serves you, and I cannot wait to see your faith on the page.