Patricia Campanile Senior Associate Edgewalkers International
Now more than ever it is important to focus on faith, love and hope instead of fear, doubt and worry. As a certified Edgewalker Coach and Facilitator, I share self-mastery tools to help my clients stay conscious, courageous and clear. I encourage them to embrace the opportunities to shift, evolve and transform regardless of uncertainty and confusion they may experience in their personal lives or the outer world. Invaluable “tools” in my mastery “tool box” include the inspired teachings and quotes from “A Course in Miracles” (ACIM) that I have integrated into my life for many years. A core premise is there are only two realities, love and fear. According to ACIM, “Attempting the mastery of fear is useless. In fact, it asserts the power of fear by the very assumption that it needs to be mastered. The true resolution rests entirely on the mastery through love.”
In spite of the fear, isolation, doubt and confusion we have been experiencing around the world, we can choose to focus on love and cultivate faith. Faith is defined as belief, assurance, firm conviction and complete trust in something or someone. It is confidence in what we hope for even when we cannot see it. Faith knows that no matter what the situation in our lives or someone else’s, “The Universe” has our back. Faith is a muscle and love is a verb. They are not just feelings. Time and patience, conscious action and focused intention, commitment and daily practice are needed in order to integrate faith and love into our daily lives.
When we are in fear, worry and doubt, it is easy to identify with the apparent negativity, hopelessness and concerns we face. We can get lost in the darkness and forget that the light still shines. By consciously “watching the movie” of our lives and the planet, we can observe and witness with awareness and curiosity vs. judgment and reactivity. When we courageously choose faith and act from love in spite of appearances, we can see reality more clearly and the creative solutions and innovative possibilities available to us. Edgewalkers inherently integrate spiritual practices into our lives and work. As we choose faith and act from love with open hearts and minds, we become more connected to and identified with the truth of who we really are – love!