One of the earliest scriptures in the Bible states, “but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall die” (Genesis 2:17). Throughout the years, there have been many interpretations of this scripture, but at its essence, it calls for us to be mindful of feelings of fragmentation, or separation.
Faith, like wholeness itself, is a divine idea. A divine idea exists beyond the domain of time and space. We cannot describe it, define it or conceptualize it. A divine idea has infinite possibilities for expressing itself within the realm of time and space. As with any divine idea, we can know faith only through direct experience. It is like the wind; we can see its effect but we cannot see the thing itself.
Faith can be expressed as a so-called miracle, and faith can be expressed in the quiet workings of nature. Its true character is a mystery. Its manifestations may be mysterious or commonplace. Faith is the power to see a possibility, and it is the power to realize that possibility.