A situation came up this week where everything, from my gut, to those around me, to the sage-old eyes of my kitties said “trust. You take care of us. Let the universe take care of you.” And all I heard was the OMG!WHATAMIGOINGTODO of fear. It was a sobering lesson. One, that we cannot get out of the things we need to learn until we have learned them. Secondly, to trust, which has been an ongoing issue of mine. It’s also a brutal reminder that my abundance mindset, that we create our reality, and we have the power to create ourselves the lives we really want to live, isn’t as strong as it might have been. Well, I’m only human. So I take a deep breath, reset, give thanks to the lesson and give thanks to the circumstances, and move on, again with the trust.
It can be hard to trust the universe, especially when we have been in situations in the past where we’ve been conditioned for fear. “Things like that always happen to me.” “Sounds like something they’d do.” “No one treats me kindly.” A childhood of abuse and bullying left me to flinch anytime someone “in power” so much as even looked my way. That’s what happened here.
So what lessons can we learn from something like this? First, be gentle with yourself. Just because your instinctive “go to” emotion was fear, doesn’t mean it has to be.
Secondly, keep repeating those mantras to yourself. Even in my darkest hours I kept repeating, “I believe in miracles.” and “The universe takes care of me.”
Third, be aware of what your gut or instinct says, and listen to it. I tried to. I really did.
In the end, every day is a lesson and every day contains things that we can learn. If we look at this, and remember when the wind whispers trust, we will get farther, or at least need less antacids when we listen.