White Lotus Grace
“By this one thing, all other things are accomplished.”
A few years ago, a friend forwarded me a message that read: “God has a perfect plan for us. He never does it all at once, just step by step, because He wants us to learn to walk by faith, not by sight.” It touched me where I was in my life in the moment, and instantly inspired me to embrace that learning process through movement. My experiences as both a dancer and devotee of God, the Divine, have proven themselves integrally related. I’ve found the power of movement to be a significant spiritual access point through which extraordinary grace, miracles, and transformation flow. If I can feel what it feels like to be and move in my body in a specific mood, intention, or way, I can transfer that from the dance floor to the path of life. I can bring that sense of knowing from the cellular level into my consciousness. That innate ability is within all of us. By learning to literally walk and move by faith, we can simultaneously learn to think, feel, and breathe by it as well.
Moving by faith, not by sight, doesn’t necessitate being blind. In fact, it heightens awareness. Most importantly, it awakens, deepens, and firms trust. This is not the faith of belief, theory, or doctrine. It is the conviction that by this one thing alone, all other things can be accomplished. That is how the Sanskrit word for faith – sraddha - is defined. It is the same essence held within the quality of faith the size of a mustard seed which Jesus said carries the power to move mountains. It is heart-felt trust and conviction in One so powerful that you and I feel safe to let go, to not know, to simply move ahead step by step as we are guided.
The moments in life when I have touched and embraced that faith – moving, dancing, living, breathing, and being with it – I have experienced immense freedom and joy. More than anything, I have felt the fulfillment of my entire being, my sense of purpose. I am enthusiastic to share the gift of that experience with you now, step by step, day by day, in this course of moving by faith, embodying inner trust.