Leap of Faith

Take a Leap of Faith – What if you had no fear of failing, of being alone or being disapproved by others?   All this is the worst case scenario that we all fear when we take a leap of faith.

It’s not unusual for widows to base almost every decision on fear of rejection, poverty or making a mistake.  You gain more clarity by getting into the habit of imagining the choices you could make if you had no fear.  Going to a fearless place in your imagination will show you clearly which decisions have energy and which are not worth going for.

Is it worth taking a leap of faith for?  If following your heart’s desire seems crazy, then not following it could mean living with regret for never even trying.  Wouldn’t you rather take a leap of faith?

The leap from just thinking about it to your calendar is that moment of commitment.  It’s just that simple – set a date for taking a step towards your heart’s desire.  Tell others about your commitment, most will happily support your decision.  However some may not, so listen carefully to their advice but follow your own heart.

We often expect a clear and perfect moment for a leap of faith, when the sun and moon are in perfect balance. I wish…. The reality is so much more ordinary. All you have to do is set a date.

Okay, now set a date for any action you can take that will move you towards your goal. And then tell others about your goal and its date. The combination of your heart’s desire from within and others pressuring you from the outside will keep you in motion. Nothing like desire and social pressure to help you overcome your fears to take a leap of faith.

Think back to a leap that proved to be a great decision despite your initial fears. Remember the frightening and yet liberating thrill of it all.

The more leaps of faith you take, the more you’ll find your own way to solve problems when they appear. Than when you crash (and you will) you’ll learn and just keep getting better.

Of course you can play it safe and never take any leaps of faith. But you will still be in the same position years from now – is that what you want?

To Our Shared Journey,                                                                                      

Mary Francis is a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist®

Certified Law of Attraction Facilitator,

Early Intervention Field Traumatology (EIFT)

Author/Founder of “The Sisterhood of Widows”



  1. Linda F Miller
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    So many of your posts are spot on when I need them ! I am going back and forth about a move in the same State but closer to an area that has more to offer of what I like – hiking, parks, gardens, etc. I have done so much since my husband passed away 18 months ago, just not sure if I could get through a move on my own …..

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