We have all done it. We use a bank card or a check confident that the payment will be made, but then we find failure has occurred. There is the fact that people want an outcome. Then there is the fact of creating an outcome. Where does faith reside on this line between want and creation?
If true, as scientist believe, that time is an illusion, then we can rest assured that the outcome we designed did occur. If true, as some believe, that God empowered us with choice for an outcome, then we can rest assured that this outcome will come to pass. Either way, we may have faith that what seems to be our choice is the outcome we get. Alternatively, perhaps the outcome is out of our hands. The greatness of the universe will succeed in where it is going no matter how grand or how diminished the choices of humans. Our choice just does not count for anything in the great scheme of things. Still, today, I am happy or I am sad, and I am the one choosing relationships that bring this outcome. In all three cases, I can have faith that my choices had something to do with the outcome that I experience.
So, the premise is, if my payment method fails, then I can have faith that my choices had something to do with the outcome. Hoping for a different outcome, that is a different post. Currently, we have determined that people create their own experience. Further, let us say that faith in personal choice is the same as saying that my perceptions and my thoughts and my actions can be congruent enough, and powerful enough, to create desired outcomes. It is faith in one’s self.
So, where does faith reside on the line between want and creation? It resides in personal choice. iAS is a statement that not only is this true of individual choice, but also true of community. In relationship, we are all deciding. iAS is simply an opportunity to move toward social congruity in making our choices.