I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True...
A personal note from Shyla
When I began selling the Faithful Institute last month, I had plans for the Institute.
The Holy Spirit has convicted me since I began selling it around Somatic Experiencing which was my primary mode of training. Click here to read the story of how I left that behind a few weeks ago after the Lord showed me some things about the Founder. I have had to repent to the Lord around this.
Another thing I felt led to do before I shared the story of leaving Somatic Experiencing behind, was to change the price from 7,500 to 3,000 and I shared that with my community as well (which ended up being confirmation for one of the students to sign up)!
And I have been feeling more and more to yield this program to the Spirit completely.
That has felt scary, and like a true leap of faith for me as God reveals the layers of my heart that I still held back.
Coming out of 5 years of running a business based solely on myself and a longer time of simply living for myself , it has been a process of yielding to the Lord more and more and giving Him full rule and reign over my life which includes my business.
It’s my heart’s desire to leave my ideas behind and to truly give it up to the Lord.
And as I do that, it becomes clearer and clearer to me that God’s plans are better than mine and
His ways are better than mine when it comes to the Faithful Institute.
That He wants to move throughout this program by the power of His Spirit and to do a mighty work.
He wants everything to be founded on His Word.
And He has put a burden on my heart to share the power of His Word to heal.
I believe that God is redeeming the coaching industry, through showing us the Gospel, and teaching us His Ways and to be set apart for Him in life, healing AND in business.
He sees that many in this industry are truly and deeply seeking for truth, for relief, for healing and for help.
And He is bringing His light to those who are ready to find Him - The Source of all healing and Life.
The reality is also that so many of God’s people have turned to worldly, New Age ideas of healing and this has swept over the church and led to confusion, oppression, self-focus and self-obsession. Because there is no TRUTH in these things.
What this leads to is a worldview that is not Biblical, and living by vain philosophies of men which are empty, provide temporary relief and have no true power to save, heal or deliver.
As Marcia Montenegro says: “The techniques of men are dead. The Word of God is living and active.”
I am not judging because I did this for a long time even before I walked away from the Lord. And even before I started my business I was seeking these modalities to heal me. And I have even just recently this month had to repent for my continued involvement in Somatic Experiencing which I was blind to until the Lord in His grace opened my eyes.
I am not better than you or anyone and I am under no illusion that I am. I have been mercifully saved.
It has nothing to do with me - I have been rescued by the One who loves me.
In my years in church growing up, I didn’t understand the whole message of the Bible and the Gospel. As a result of my lack of understanding - I didn’t realize that my sole purpose in life was to be poured out before the Lord and dedicated to the ministry of reconciliation.
I didn’t realize that the truth was not found in self-compassion or self-love. But that it was found in the pure and perfect love of Christ Jesus whose love and compassion is given to us in the ultimate sacrifice. And who loves us when we can’t even love ourselves.
I didn’t realize that my role here was to be molded into His image for His glory and not to become more of my “true self”. But that myself needed to be molded and shaped into the character of Jesus Christ.
I didn’t realize that what truly heals us is when we submit to and obey the Lord God in everything and live by His Word and His Power.
I didn’t realize that I must decrease and He must increase.
God by His grace has shown me the deep emptiness that is found in the world’s way of healing. The vain and shallow pit that offers no true peace and no true relief.
God and His Word offer us every spiritual blessing.
God in His compassion in His Word thousands and thousands of years ago was speaking on the topics that are so popular now in the world.
God’s Word has a better solution to trauma, to the existential crisis of mankind, to fear and anxiety, to depression, to family dysfunction, to identity crisis, to self-sabotage, to vulnerability, to personality disorders - to every buzz word and psychological topic you can think of.
Trauma is real. Pain is real. Abuse is real. The impact is real.
I know it firsthand as a woman raised by a paranoid schizophrenic mother whose violent abuse changed the structure of my brain and nervous system and led me into a long night of existential spiritual darkness.
The problems can be clearly seen and identified. But the solution is not found in the world.
Everything we need is found in His Word.
The more I research many of the popular modalities today, the more I see they are based on theories of man that are blatantly contradicting God’s Word.
And many of them have been “Christianized” although it is not possible to Christianize that which God hates. And why does He hate it? Because He is cruel and mean? No because He loves US and He knows what is truly good for us because He is our Creator! He hates that which destroys us and He wants to free us to Walk in the Light.
The God of all Creation is Jesus - He is the one who Was and Is and is to come.
He is the one who spoke creation into existence by the Word of His Power.
He is the One who bled and was sacrificed for all mankind.
He is the One who was resurrected on the third day and breathed His Spirit upon His disciples and left His Holy Spirit to empower us.
He is the one who Heals the wounded broken heart.
He is the one who delivers from the darkness.
He is the one who sets the captives free.
He is the One.
The Lord God is calling us to return to Him - and Him alone!
I never thought I would be here, saying this.
I never thought I would reach a place where I was completely convicted to bring The Truth of God’s Word into the trauma healing space. And to create new modalities, frameworks and tools only from studying the Word.
2 years ago Christianity disgusted me.
2 years ago I thought I was enlightened
2 years ago I was wandering through every possible solution except for the Lord and His Word.
But now I know - the grace of God has washed my eyes. I have been humbled and brought to my rightful place as a child of God. Here to serve and Honor Him with my life.
So… when it comes to the Faithful Institute?
This is a place for those who want to go to the Ultimate Authority on all things healing - Jesus Christ and His Word.
This is a place where we lift up the name of the Lord and glorify Him alone.
This is a place where we learn to see rightly through the lens of His Word.
This is a place where we fear the Lord and honour Him as The Source for the Fear of the Lord is the beginning of all wisdom and knowledge.
This is a place where every tool, assessment, exercise or practice comes from God’s Word, Godly philosophy, the Biblical View of Reality.
This is a place where we build businesses that exist to Glorify God and minister the love of Christ to a broken world.
This is a place where we experience the healing and complete regeneration that comes from Obedience to the Lord’s Word.
This is a place of restoration because the True Restorer is in the room.
This is a place of miracles because the Miracle Worker is in the room.
This is a place of freedom, because the Deliverer is in the room.
This is a place of breakthrough, because the True, Living God is in the Room.
This is a place of Life-giving - because the One who has the Keys to Death and Hell is in the room.
This is a place of renewal - Because the Mind Renewer is in the Room.
My son, do not forget my teaching,
but keep my commands in your heart,
for they will prolong your life many years
and bring you peace and prosperity.
Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
bind them around your neck,
write them on the tablet of your heart.
Then you will win favor and a good name
in the sight of God and man.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.[a]
Do not be wise in your own eyes;
fear the Lord and shun evil.
This will bring health to your body
and nourishment to your bones.
Honor the Lord with your wealth,
with the firstfruits of all your crops;
then your barns will be filled to overflowing,
and your vats will brim over with new wine.
My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline,
and do not resent his rebuke,
because the Lord disciplines those he loves,
as a father the son he delights in.[b]
Revelation 1:17-18 (John’s vision of Jesus)
When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead. Then he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last. I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.
Looking at the Science of Trauma and its impact on the brain and nervous system from a Biblical worldview.