keeping the FAITH

Written by Jess Mangum

Jess Mangum is a seasoned mystic, medium, healer, and mentor. She guides and supports other healers and intuitives in identifying and strengthening their gifts, fulfilling their soul’s purpose, and catapulting their Higher Self in connection with the Divine Source to the next level of awareness. She is a healer’s healer.

September 11, 2019

keeping the FAITH

Hello, All!

It’s been a while. I spent the summer in “hermit” mode with kids, family, my chickens, and deer. You know, the usual. I decided to come out of my little shell on my birthday!! You guessed it! I’m 21. Ha!

My message or “gift” to you and myself is from my guide, William. I journaled a few days ago after reading my Course in Miracles (announcing 2020 class soon!). I inquired, “What will my next message be? What do we need to hear right now?”

All I heard: FAITH.

And here’s how the conversation with my guide and eternal BFF went:

Me (M): Why is “faith” so hard sometimes?

William (W): Because you live in a world of uncertainty, wavering and teetering at every moment. You might compare it to a roller coaster – though we did not have those in my time. I would have loved them. (William was a monk in the 14th century).
Because you have expectations that “all will run smoothly,” it throws you off in the mind space when things don’t. You feel that these things are happening against, not for, you. What you often do not see – though many through their awakening are beginning to realize – is the greater lesson. One might call it the Lesson of Eternity.

M: What is this lesson?

W: There are many aspects:

  1. That we are all connected through one Source. So when you are angry at your neighbor, you are only angry at yourself.
  2. That we all have the same ultimate goal: Love (peace).
  3. That in order to love fully, we must have faith in something greater than us.
  4. We must forgive. Ourselves first.

M: Forgiveness can be a tricky one. Many people I have worked with come from challenging backgrounds – trauma, abuse. How do we forgive when we have been physically/psychologically/emotionally harmed?

W: We must trust that these occurrences happened for a reason. There is a strength inside all of us that needs to be explored. Often the “dark” or “lower frequencies” bring out our potential through our anger. And once we realize it is that anger or fear we need to face – and once we overcome it – we grow into mighty beings… the beings we came here to be.

M: How do we build faith in something we cannot see with the human eye?

W: Begin by searching within. Slow down. This takes consistency in practice. We cannot see, feel, sense the peace outside of us without having peace within first. We all know what “peace” feels like – calm, an ancient recognition. Working in that state perpetually is possible. We must strive for that peace, particularly when we feel threatened or hurt. Any response out of emotional turmoil leads to an undesired outcome. When we stop, breathe in, focus upward, feel peace, we begin to see how through that connection, all outcomes work in EVERYone’s favor. That is faith-building.

M: Thank you.

W: Love you, child.

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