“The principles were Blindness, Loneliness, and Terror...I would love to believe that the principles were Faith, Hope and Charity...”   ―  'The Fire Next Time', James Baldwin

The second angel of the ‘Daughters of Religion’ is ‘Faith’.   Our word faith comes from Latin, fidere – to trust.  It is an allegiance to a principle or religious doctrines.  A firm belief in something for which there is no proof.

Faith is a tool.  The Golden Seat takes the position that the best application of faith is to trust in your own strength and in your constant companion, God.  Faith can get us through our ‘desert periods’ – those dark times when we struggle over life’s obstacles and challenges.  A special secret is to know that you are never asked to endure more than your soul can take.  We can take the view that life is designed to test the very mettle of your soul.  The largest obstacle is the Self, with all of its doubts, worries and inhibitions.  Like the saying goes, ‘if it doesn’t kill you, it’ll make you stronger’.

The New Thought 'church' Novus Spiritus has a beautiful tenet regarding faith:  “In faith be like the wind chimes, hold steady until faith, like the wind, moves you to joy.”  (VI)

The power and importance of faith is shown with great beauty and simplicity in the movie Miracle on 34th Street.