If we are going to take anything on faith, let it be the actuality of the Unknown Knower within! Take the Psyche we are unconscious of on faith! And work to develop a relationship with her-- a relationship of mutual respect, dependence, and collaboration-- throughout the remainder of the time left for living! Consider the Psyche to be of another dimension, and consider our conscious mind to be the connection, the contact point, between the world of normal, apparent, physical reality and the world of paranormal, invisible, spiritual reality (We call it "spiritual" because it is invisible and cannot be weighed, measured, counted or willfully engaged, and anything we say about the "spiritual dimension" is something someone made up, invented, imagined). I'm making-up, inventing, imagining this as I go, but play along, and live as if it is so, and it will be evident that it is so in a short matter of time-- which is exactly the same spiel those who invite you to take their theology/doctrine/dogma on faith use to bolster their claim to the reality of which they speak. Experiential confirmation/affirmation of things we take on faith is characteristic of the species! It is the grounding foundation of black magic, voodoo, superstition, human/animal/vegetable sacrifice astrology, horoscopes, religion, and True Love. We live as ifsomething is so. As if winning is better than losing, for instance, or being wealthy is better than being poor. We make up the importance of everything we think is important. We take it on faith that we are right about the value of what we call valuable, that we know what we are doing, that the good we call good is good... We take tomorrow on faith, and what remains of today. So what's the problem with Psyche being a knowing source of guidance and direction, worth and value? And devoting ourselves to learning her language, attending her ways, and living in accord with her purposes and leanings?
We are looking for the energy, the enthusiasm, the flow of life... For what resonates with us, attracts us, calls us, urges us, compels us into its service. How long has it been? We have been making up reasons to live for about as many years as we have been living. Finding things to live for. Thinking up things we might like to do. Trying all of the latest trends... Hoping something clicks. And lasts. Dismissing, discounting, disregarding, ignoring every inclination that can't be justified, explained, excused, defended. Well. Here is a suggestion that can't be justified, explained, excused, defended. Get used to such things, and to living with the wind of the sprit that blows where it will forever in your hair! Take up sitting quietly, seeking the Source-- not out of desperation, and with no pressure attached, but with interest, curiosity and expectation-- wondering what might be on the other side of silence, and how you will know if anything is. Sit waiting, listening, watching, wondering, as often as you can work it into your week. Make a ritual of it. Set aside a specific time of the day. Sit in a particular place, for an allotted amount of time, with a good faith commitment to the process and to honoring what arises in the silence with a will for adventure, and filial devotion to the cause, and see what comes.