Why is the concept of taking a leap of faith so powerful? Because everything you want opens up to you after you take the leap of faith.
We don’t know what’s waiting for us on the other side until after we take that leap. Do you keep hearing the whisper to leap, but aren’t quite ready? What’s holding you back? In this article, I’ll give you three powerful ideas for taking your leap of faith.
My Leap of Faith
In my book SOAR, I capture the exact moment I took a huge leap of faith:
“I didn’t realize it at the time, but March 8, 2017 was not only the day our physical realities would embark on a different trajectory, but for me personally and spiritually, it was the day I stepped out of fear mode. It was the day that what was left of my ego officially began to burn off at warp speed, as I committed to embracing a soul-based existence. I no longer cared about what anyone else thought. I was no longer scared of change. I was no longer afraid to step into the unknown and I was no longer willing to compromise who I was for the sake of maintaining an image.”
“Yes, during this process there would be plenty of moments of apprehension, indecisiveness, and uncertainty, as those are all normal reactions of the human condition, but all of these moments would be still pale in comparison to the gravity of being stuck in a situation that wasn’t in my highest good or my family’s best interests. The situation felt much like jumping off of a plane with a parachute. You just have to take the leap of faith and trust that your parachute will open. I was no longer on the plane afraid to jump. I decided I was going to leap, and view it as an adventure.”
Did it feel a little surreal taking that leap of faith? Absolutely. Did I have fears? Absolutely. Was the uncertainty overwhelming at times? Absolutely. But what was the most powerful force of all? Trust. In the next section, I share with you three main ideas I anchored on as I took my leap of faith.
3 Powerful Ways to Take a Leap of Faith
We are all pulled toward comfort and familiarity, and we can remain stuck in a reality that we have outgrown if we give in to our fears. Fear can be in incredibly disabling and disempowering force, but only if we allow it to. It takes on many forms….fear of the unknown, fear of failure, fear of abandonment, and the list goes on. The good news is that there is a way to transmute fear into power. SOAR speaks to this and shows you how. During my journey, I made a conscious decision to no longer allow fear to hold me back.
Surrender doesn’t mean that you give up; it means that we release the need to control. A big piece of this spiritual journey is learning how to resist the urge to control the events of our lives and let the universe do the driving. Life is so much sweeter that way. When we learn to surrender, we begin to live in a state of flow.
It is important to understand that every event in our lives serves a purpose, even the challenging ones. The universe always, always has our highest good in mind and is always working on our behalf to deliver what is best for us. We often seek answers and closure, and it can become frustrating when the events of our lives don’t make sense. It is in these moments that we must remind ourselves that a divine plan orchestrates behind the scenes.
Reflections, Two Years Later
When I sit back and look at my world as it is today, I often remind myself that none of this would have been possible if I hadn’t taken the leap of faith.
I close my book SOAR with a heartfelt letter to the universe:
“When you delivered the message you promised on March 8, 2017, I knew two things. First, I knew that I wanted to go from being tethered to being free, so taking a huge leap of faith was the only way I could step into my authentic reality. Secondly, I knew that this large-scale, transformative endeavor could only be carried out if I surrendered, trusted your process and played an active part in co-creating my new reality with you. The only way out was through.”
“So, each day I got up and walked this path with you. Some days putting one foot in front of the other felt like pure drudgery and other days I had a little more spring in my step. Regardless of my pace, you were always right there walking next to me. Together, we walked step by step until we got to the other side of the bridge.”
If you are looking for guidance on taking your leap of faith, reach out and we’ll chat. I’ll help usher you out of fear and into a reality that’s beyond your wildest dreams!