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5 Spiritual Laws That Strengthen or Shake Faith & Trust, Part 1


Spiritual Law - The Law of Opposites (reprinted from 2009)

Several years ago I read Neale Donald Walsch’s book, “Happier Than God”, which is a fabulous book

He identifies the five great Principles of Life on page 54 as:

1. The Energy of Attraction, which gives you power.

2. The Law of Opposites, which gives you opportunity.

3. The Gift of Wisdom, which gives you discernment.

4. The Joy Of Wonder, which gives you imagination.

5. The Presence of Cycles, which gives you eternity.

He says, “The Law of Opposites works in perfect harmony with the Energy of Attraction. This principle states that no sooner will you call something into your reality than it’s exact opposite will also appear - and always first”.

Opposites provides a context to experience what is desired by first experiencing what is undesired as a sign that you are on the right path toward your chosen objective.

We need the contrast to have a frame of reference to experience something for what it is.

  • War and peace
  • Love and hate
  • Struggle and ease, surrender
  • Fear and faith, trust
  • Light and dark

Many people mistakenly see the appearance of the opposite of their desire as a block or obstacle that must be overcome and eliminated. They view the experience as a negative; a problem that is keeping them from having what they desire rather than path to success.

In the last several months, I’ve let go of a number of projects, graduated some old clients, decluttered my home and my life to be more focused on the things I feel inspired to pursue. Through the process of “releasing and letting go” the first thing that has shown up is an “emptiness and quiet.” My emails have dropped off, my phone isn’t ringing off the hook, and things feel slower right now.

My head sees this quieter period (which I asked for and created!) as a potential problem.  My heart says, “YES! Thank you for this gift of time and space to step into the next and higher version of who I am meant to be!”

So, instead of slipping into “victim consciousness” and worry, I’ve decided to enjoy the time to let my imagination and inspiration guide me to what’s next.

How to appreciate the Law of Opposites?

Here are seven tips:

1. Bless the experience and say thank you.

2. Be open to uncover any subconscious beliefs and programs potentially contributing to what you are experiencing that are ready to be healed, released, and replaced.

3. Listen to your inner wisdom and guidance for clarity and perspective. It is the Gift of Wisdom that helps us to discern the difference between being up against a wall or at the entrance to a doorway.

4. Allow your curiosity and wonder to guide you to a more joyfull experience. Unleash the power of your imagination to dream of possibilities and opportunities on the horizon.

5. Put your attention on all the gifts and blessings in your life. Gratitude is a powerfull attitude shifter that moves us from a state of constriction to expansion.

6. Remind yourself that the Law of Opposites exists to light the way to your desires. Monitor your thoughts and judgments so that you see and feel the truth rather than react to the story and illusion you are creating in your mind.

7. Use your spiritual practices to stay connected to your heart and the Divine. Choose to do things that bring you joy. Reach out to the people who love and celebrate you.

Stay tuned to Part 2 coming in a two days


Does your faith shake?

Do you find it difficult to stand in full trust that all will be well when gripped by fear?

Does life feel unsafe?

Fear, doubt, confusion as well as excitement, passion, and wonder has made 2012 a wild emotional ride.

Do you long for inner stability and peace to know that, no matter what is happening, you will be ok?

Join me for a special FREE teleseminar called, ”Faith and Trust: Feeling Safe, Living In The Mystery of Change”. Tuesday, November 27, 2pm EST.

Learn more and reserve your seat

Strengthen your faith and trust as you expand into the New Year and open to the blessings of greater prosperity, joy, and love that are coming your way!

And I know there will be Divine guidance creating our experience together on this call! WOW.

May your faith and trust continue to blossom and guide you every day.

Love and blessings :D


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16 Responses to “5 Spiritual Laws That Strengthen or Shake Faith & Trust, Part 1”

  1. On November 17, 2020 at 3:56 pm Sue Bridgeford responded with... #

    I was talking to a friend, this morning, telling her that I had lost my faith and trust. During our conversation, she told me about the Law of Opposites, which is the first time I had heard it mentioned. What a wonderful confirmation, to receive your email, this evening. I’m looking forward to the rest.
    Thank you, so very much. Sue

    • On November 17, 2020 at 4:08 pm lorraine responded with... #

      I LOVE that Sue. Divine synchronicity. I call them answers to prayers that come when we need them most. Faith and trust are shakey for many people right now. I’m so happy that my article served you well. The next one will be coming soon on Divine Timing and Divine Order. And thank you for taking the time to leave a comment! xoxoxo Lorraine

  2. On November 17, 2020 at 4:46 pm Rose responded with... #

    I had never heard this principle below before. My understanding of it is that if I want something or have a goal-then, the opposite of it is going to happen first. Is that right? “The Law of Opposites works in perfect harmony with the Energy of Attraction. This principle states that no sooner will you call something into your reality than it’s exact opposite will also appear – and always first”.

    • On November 17, 2020 at 5:57 pm lorraine responded with... #

      You got it Rose! Unfortunately many people miss understanding this principle as being part of the natural flow of energy in manifestation and become upset, angry, frustrated, dis-illusioned… and lose faith. When you understand how the Universe works, you can dance thru life experiences with Grace.

  3. On November 19, 2020 at 12:36 pm Marianne Linders responded with... #

    Beautiful, suddenly a light bulb went on in my head and I finally have a reason and a way to be grateful for all the ‘bad’ things that are happening in my life. A great AHA moment. I love it.
    I can feel my resistance melt away and am now able to embrace life in its full richness and experience the whole of it. Thank you so much for this precious insight.

    • On November 19, 2020 at 3:03 pm lorraine responded with... #

      You are so welcome Marianne. Isn’t it amazing how quickly we can expereince a shift when we that lightbulb turns on? And when the resistance falls away, how much more we can see, feel, and connect with when we move into a space of expansion and Grace! Bravo!

  4. On November 20, 2020 at 8:22 am Farryl responded with... #

    Hi Lorraine, I love this article. It makes so much sense, the Universes first tests our belief, faith and trust in what we are asking for, before it gives it to us. Are we ready to receive it? Do we feel we are worthy and deserving of having it?

    • On November 20, 2020 at 8:27 am lorraine responded with... #

      This Law is one folks often miss understanding Farryl. So true about testing our faith and trust. Love your questions! YES, and what shows up can also help to clarify our deeper requests and shines the Light on how committed we are to go the distance. Or, do we quit 5 minutes before the miracle shows up?

  5. On November 21, 2020 at 3:16 pm Jude Norris responded with... #

    Thank you for sharing this teaching Lorriane, the last couple of weeks I’ve been struggling with feelings of ‘hopelessness’ and very aware of something that seems like my own lack of faith & trust - largely due to feeling like I’m giving my all & things don’t seem to be improving and/or manifesting - and most of all feeling frustrated that perhaps I just haven’t been able to, or, even more discouraging - can’t - create the desired shifts within myself. But this principle really helps. And after all isn’t it so true that things are not always what they seem on the surface or at first glance! There’s a reason why something told me to come & read your blogs about these laws. Nitataminan!

    • On November 21, 2020 at 3:27 pm lorraine responded with... #

      Many people are feelingthe same Jude. Not only is Divine Timing always operating, what our soul desires and what our human self wants is not always a match. Allow yourself to “Fully feel” EVERYTHING you are feeling without ANY resistance and become helpless. Only then can the Divine help you. Read my post on “Making Peace with “I Don’t Know” if you haven’t especially about the difference between helplessness and desperation. http://www.powerfull-living.biz/blog/2020/11/05/making-peace-with-%e2%80%9ci-don%e2%80%99t-know-%e2%80%9d/ And yes, things are oftennot what they appear. Lead from your soul rather than your head and you will be much more connected to the deeper Truth of what is happening. Consider joining me for the next 4-week Pathways program, Journey into Faith & Trust beginning in two weeks: http://www.powerfull-living.biz/pathways/. Blessings, Lorraine

  6. On November 22, 2020 at 4:31 am Lynn responded with... #

    Thank you so much. This has given me much to reflect on. Thank you for sharing this wisdom with us all.
    Love and Light to you

    • On November 22, 2020 at 8:08 am lorraine responded with... #

      You are so welcome Lynn. There are 4 more posts over the next several days that I have found to be very comforting and emotionally stabilizing to anchor back into faith and trust. I hope you enjoy them! Blessings to you :D


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