“Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be Revelation.”
My natural inclination is to be a little on edge. I don’t trust easily. I want to know what I don’t know, and I’m rarely willing to take anyone’s word for anything – I need to have the direct experience myself. This made me an interesting child to raise, as you might imagine.
A Reflection on Trust
But recently, I’ve been reflecting on trust, and it’s been a beautiful exploration. When the tendency to be on guard arises, when I am indecisive and doubtful, I consider the possibility of trust. And I see, with a huge sigh of relief, that I can simply relax. I can let go of the need to figure everything out. I can have confidence that something way more intelligent than my thoughts is at play.
Trust and faith go hand in hand. I’m not talking about blind faith or sinking into passivity. Not the faith where you cling to a belief in something. But faith that the life force that animates everything is trustworthy, that there are no mistakes, that I can surrender personal control and let myself be carried.
That I can put down the struggle along with my needs, desires, and fears, and melt into being. I have faith, and trust, that when I stop trying to live, I am perfectly alive. No effort needed.
My holiday gift to you…
…is an invitation to trust. Especially at this time of year, maybe you will discover that you don’t have to expend nearly as much energy as you thought. Maybe you can relax and let yourself be carried.
Can you trust that you will know exactly what you need to know at just the right time?
No need to keep deliberating.
Can you trust the intelligence that is operating right now?
You don’t have to figure it all out.
Can you look outside your thinking mind for clarity?
Maybe clarity is already here.
Can you trust that your life circumstances are here for your awakening?
They are helping you see where you are stuck or attached.
Can you trust that there are no mistakes?
Reflect on how you might be resisting.
Can you trust that life is naturally generous?
It gives us exactly what we need, not necessarily what we think we need.
Are you willing to let go and trust?
Enjoy the holidays! Love to all,