Bad Times Bring Big Faith

The Silicon Valley chapter of Experience Unlimited, ProMatch, a state sponsored career resource center, has swelled to maximum capacity while a list holds names of unemployed professionals waiting to get in. The volume is so strained that the maximum membership time has been reduced from 9 months to 6 months in an effort to support more people.

The New York Times this weekend reported similar crowd scenes, yet in a different type of venue.  The article opened by describing an affluent Long Island town evangelical church so packed that an overflow room with closed-circuit TV with 100 folding chairs set up to accommodate the crowd. Similar stories were reported in Seattle, Brooklyn, and other cities throughout the country.

Bad times draw big crowds in church. It seems that fear returns us to that faith that there is something to believe in that will enable us to feel safe.

If we can feel safe in the most challenging of times, then isn’t the challenge worth where we’ve arrived?

2 thoughts on “Bad Times Bring Big Faith

  1. Raise your vibration rate.

    Lao Tzu says, “An integral being knows without going, sees without looking and accomplishes without doing.”

    Three practices will enable us to change the energy of our lives and move from the lower vibrations to ever higher ones.

    A) Practice Acceptance. Surrender to this moment. Attend to the present.

    B) Responsibility. Each person will receive a series of problems or tests for strengthening the light within. We must rise to the challenge before we can progress. Transform the undesirable (“bad luck”) into its opposite (“good luck”)by focusing on the good in it.

    C) Defenselessness. When you can relinquish the need to defend your point of view, you will be invincible.

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