Faith: The Collateral Beauty Running Alongside Our Fear.


Collateral beauty is the truth that is hidden deeply within every single painful moment.

It’s the idea that no matter how deep and dark our reality is, when we lose someone we love, or don’t get that job, or fail at something we wanted so badly, when we experience something that brings us to our knees, love and beauty are present even in those darkest moments, right alongside the pain and sorrow.

Collateral beauty is at first impossible for us to even consider or think about, let alone see or feel. The pain is just too huge, and in its grips, we are momentarily lost in darkness. But it’s there. It’s always there.

The power of beauty and love is so strong that it will continue to be present even through death, beckoning us to follow its threads throughout time. Threads that lead us to discovering love where once only darkness thrived.

The collateral beauty of a moment becomes the ripples that spread out from our darkness and  illuminate us, our lives and everything and everyone we touch. Sometimes through this life and into the next, uniting us in love with souls we will never forget. Souls and moments that touch us so deeply, they forever change who we are.

These moments, when they occur, manage to tear us apart, and then somehow, maybe years later, or maybe sooner, they also put us back together again. But in our reformation, we become something totally new. Something we could never have been without this experience. It is our very moments of darkness, of extreme weakness, that become the strength we need to become more than we ever thought possible.

Collateral beauty is what living is all about. It’s the truth that often the darkest parts of our lives are our teacher, and that the reward and glorious beauty that is always present and always traveling alongside these moments is love.

Our challenge as spiritual beings having a human experience is to find the collateral beauty present in all moments.

Human consciousness is currently enveloped powerfully in the vibration of fear. Fear of the coronavirus, fear of illness, fear of death.

Fear is the antithesis of love. Where fear thrives, love withers. But alongside the fear of the virus is the collateral beauty of this current epidemic.

People are talking about fear in positive loving ways. My news feed on social media is full of shares on ways to deal with fear. We are all realizing that the fear alone can make us sick in some way, whether we come into contact with and get sick from the virus or not. Fear weakens our immune system, depletes our vitality, and lowers our vibrations.

We are becoming aware that fear is a war on our consciousness. It erodes our connection with our god-self. Our fear asks us to make a choice. It asks us to choose faith and love over fear. Fear has us gripping on tightly to the wheel of the bus fueled by ego. By being removed from our god-self, we become very small humans, with even smaller faith. Faith that can set us free again.

Faith is the collateral beauty running alongside our fear, reminding us that there are no mistakes. That all is unfolding according to Divine Will.

The lockdown is an opportunity to face ourselves. Fully, and with unconditional love. We carve out space for ourselves. We sit deeply with how we feel. We ask ourselves how we are feeling, without judgment. Knowing that how we currently feel is okay, that we are always okay. Then we respond to ourselves, with love and compassion. This is how we will heal our fear. We acknowledge it, and we feed it love and faith.

Faith and love demand the death of fear. We face our fear squarely, with courage, and we get up and get on with our lives, armed with the protection of love and faith.

The collateral beauty of the coronavirus is right here before us. We see love. We realize how much we love living, and the freedom to live as we desire. We have become acutely aware of how much we love and still want to experience and explore this beautiful magical life.

We are starting to see fear, and choose not to have let its negative vibrations affect ours. We are making the conscious choice to choose love and faith instead.

We may be in physical quarantine, but we are not quarantined from our higher self, our heart space or our truth. This is a reset for all of us. If beauty and love are always present, even in the darkest of moments, then there is always hope. Hope that brings the promise of a new dawn.

Don’t miss the collateral beauty present here and now, in every moment.


Kim Turfrey is a mother and lover of life who lives in New Zealand and has spent a lifetime working with plants as well as Earth and Spiritual energies in order to find healing for herself and others. Being born with the gift of disability has enabled her to see the world through different eyes, and develop a deep love and gratitude for life. She works with people all around the world through the vehicle of her business Confirmations of Self, and empowers them with sets of tools that enable them to identify and move through the current and future challenges they face in the unification process. If you would like to contact Kim for enquiries about this work, you can get hold of her via email or Facebook.


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