Faith is a belief in things unseen. All things are possible if one has faith. Jesus said that if we had faith the size of a mustard seed, we could move mountains. I do not believe that he meant that statement to be a metaphor.
There is a story of a French journalist who witnessed a demonstration in Tibet. I recall it was in the late 1800’s or early 1900’s. He watched as lines of Buddhist priests formed, playing horns and beating drums. Many were chanting. The lines of priests were all pointed at a specific place at the foot of a mountain. As he watched the scene, huge boulders began to rise off the ground and moved to specific locations. Jesus’ admonition manifested.
I also remember a passage from the Bible when Jesus healed somebody. The person was thanking him and Jesus said, “Your faith has saved you.” There is an anecdotal story that circulates throughout the hypnosis community about a terminal cancer patient who was given an experimental drug that was touted as a miracle cure for cancer. He was one of the test subjects. He responded immediately and went into remission. But, before he even left the hospital, he stumbled into a newspaper article that suggested that the drug was not as effective as previously hoped. His cancer began to grow again. The doctor picked up immediately on his patient’s suggestibility, and one day in desperation, he entered the man’s room with a syringe of a newer experimental cancer cure. He created for the patient a whole explanation of the drug’s benefits and research results. He injected the drug and within days his patient’s cancer went into complete remission. This time he actually left the hospital, apparently cured. The drug was saline. The patient eventually did die of cancer, but that occurred much later.
Today, the American Medical Association admits that 50% of all allopathic treatments, medications, even surgeries, involve the placebo effect. It all comes down to the power of the mind. Doubt and faith are mutually exclusive. One is either pregnant or not pregnant. One has faith or one does not have faith. Every psychic on this board has faith in their skills or they would be rendered ineffective. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. So here is the image. I gave this picture once to a close friend, as a goodbye gift. The picture was of a woman doing a swan dive off the edge of a mountain top. In the picture she was already airborne, committed. Below her one could see only clouds. The script below the scene was FAITH. Dive deep!