faith sees best in the dark

Today as I write this the daylight hours have just become much shorter and the darkness of the season has increased. Over the course of the months ahead, there will be many changes and challenges we face in our patterns of feeling, thinking, and doing.   

We know the days will not only get shorter, they will in fact get colder as well. Our faith will need to hold onto the distant reality that spring will once again be upon us.  The light will return when fall turns to winter and winter turns to spring. 

Fall is a great time of year to turn inwards and see what other elements of our lives we can explore. Without the distraction of a beautiful and warm summer day outside, our attention goes to indoor activities that raise our awareness and mindfulness. Or perhaps for those of you who love to ski and enjoy the variety of winter outdoor activities, now is a time of new beginnings and adventures to be made. 

Just as the mystical power of the moon takes a dark night and transforms it with it’s radiant light, so can our embracing of change and the season ahead of us. 

Let’s face it: as long as we are still breathing, life comes straight at us each and every day. What we do with the unknown ups and the downs that will unfold before us during these coming months allows us to determine what our greatest work is to be done. 

As we begin to dive into our Master Mind Principle of Profiting from Failure here in the Victory Circles for November, we come to a fork in the road. You can take path A and continue to beat yourself up for past events and dive deeper into the darkness, or you can take path B.  Path B is more about the transformation form the darkness by learning from the unplanned life events and letting your unique light shine.

What was a special "aha" that brought you from your deepest darkness? After a big fall and life not going as planned, can you remember that burst of clarity which allowed you to see like you hadn’t seen before?

Although it was a rocky road, there was a lesson you allowed yourself to learn. By learning from the mistakes, you become able to regain the faith to carry on much stronger than before.  That moment when you realized the misstep actually being the right step. 

Whether it’s dealing with the death of someone we love, an unattainable goal just out of reach, or a business endeavor that did not turn out as we had planned, challenges will appear. Our choice every morning is to open our eyes and shine our light with the faith, joy, and determination that “spring” will appear once again. 

If you have a story of transformational light, I would love to have you share your story in the comments section below. You never know who could be deeply impacted by the thoughts you share.

Keep an eye out for more goodies headed your way this month - including a special free webinar I am hosting on November 18th on this very topic of the Master Mind Principle of Profiting from Failure. Share an hour with me as we look at how to take life’s challenges in both our personal and business lives and have them become the important turning points that give you the light to see in the dark.

As you head out into your day, week, and month ahead, remember to pay close attention to the things that matter most to you right now. Ask yourself that ever burning question, “What am I supposed to do right now in this moment with what I have been given?” Then get on with the enjoyment of your journey!   

Until next week, keep your hopes and dreams headed towards the light.

To Your Successes and Victories, 
- Cheri

Cheri Ruskus 
Author, Business Growth Coach, 
and Founder of the Victory Circles