Some things we may as well trust as not. The weather will be what it is and we trust that; mostly we trust that because we can’t do anything about it—we surrender knowing it will be whatever it will be. Why do we humans have such a hard time trusting other parts, portions or pieces of our life? Is it because we believe that we “do” have control? Is that why we have such a difficult time surrendering and trusting? Is the inability to trust the outcome of our ego-attachment to the idea that we can control life on all levels? Do these popular new-age-ish teachings like the Law of Attraction and The Secret confuse us when it comes to ideas manifestation that rule out soul-purpose and issues of the karmic past, cause and effect, group karma, etc.? I’m just asking because there seems to be confusion in people about all this.
I’m just asking—just contemplating this whole trust thing. We trust that our next breath will come in time and that our heart is going to beat its next. It is something we take for granted — we don’t think much about it, we trust this mystery and magic that keeps us alive. We breathe in and out; and our heart beats all the time without thinking about it. Talk about the Law of Attraction! HA! There it is; think about it. The lungs are empty and the next breath comes exactly when needed—Law of Attraction! Who needs to write a series of books and go on tour giving a thousand lectures about it or pretend they are channeling some master from a star system far, far away!? We can simply observe these human body parts working in unison to know what trust is—and what it isn’t. And while we contemplate that, we can also realize that there is a lot to be grateful for within a simple breath.
Is trust about believing in aspects of life that work without our direction and control like the breath and the heartbeat? Intuition, I believe, is just like that—its working all the time, been there all along and most people barely realize the intuition, like the breath and heartbeat, is there and working without their interference 100% of the time. Being psychic and intuitive is like your next breath and heart beat—it is functioning beneath your level of awareness, is automatic as well as mysteriously magical. The questions are, “Can you trust it?” and a “Do you surrender to it?” – It’s like the weather you know? You may as well.
Yet, I’d have to add that we learn a good deal about our life when we try to control it all and the ego takes its bows for the automatic functioning of the body, mind and spirit–really, it’s laughable if you think about it.
Sometimes, I think my strong desire and intent controls the weather—is that delusion, illusion or is there something to it? Can I do it all the time 365 days a year or 24 hours a day? No; and if I could, it would be 67 degrees, sunny and cloudless all the time. Yet, there are times when I need it not to rain… like when I’m finishing up my yard work, unloading a truck full of firewood or trying to get my walk in for the day. I turn my eyes skyward and ask the nature devas (but sometimes I forget to ask and it still works anyway) to hold off on the rain until I get finished. I cannot tell you the number of times that the second that I’ve completed the task (and I mean the second!), the rain began to fall in torrent. If you’d have been there with me, you’d have been impressed with the timing!
At those times, however, I was willing to let be what needed to be with the weather but my surrendering to trusting that if it could be done, it would be; otherwise I surrender to getting wet on that occasion. It gets more complicated when we see those folks who live in Florida (for a while I was one of them) who used their mind and intention to steer Hurricanes away. Illusion, delusion, coincidence or do we have the ability to steer a storm on occasion? Does an attempt to control the weather with the mind always work? You tell me. How many times have you wanted a white Christmas and gotten one and other times it didn’t snow one flake?
But then this post today is more about trust and the ability to surrender. You’ve been breathing all the time that you’ve been reading this without thinking about it—that required a certain amount of trust and surrendering of make-believe control. We can take the breath in our hands and control its length, duration and intensity; but we have a life! Some things (like that) fortunately get handled for us automatically. Life is a lot like that; we read a book or hear some inspirational speaker tell us how we can control our life and we apply the techniques and get a result here and there just the way we take up our very breath and control that and the heart rate as well with our actions and intentions. Then we seem to try to convince ourselves that we have the keys to the kingdom so-to-speak. How much of that is accurate? Do we? How much is going to happen automatically without our conscious attempts at participation and control?
As far as intuition is concerned, we will discover through our careful observations that we’ve been intuitive all along and the earth rotates on its axis and the sun rises each day and the next breath happens without our control. It will rain or it won’t; we trust that. If we can practice trusting our next inhalation and heartbeat and learn to observe it consciously, intentionally and if we can learn to trust these mysteries and this magic that happen naturally and unconsciously (weather is a good example), then we see that there is Divine Timing and that we participate in it and with it; we do not control it. If we can trust that, then we can trust our intuition and we can understand the meaning of the word—trust. Learn to do intentionally something that you usually do naturally and automatically; that is not only about trust but it is also being self-aware and awake.
Observe the divine breath within you and then you will be able to receive your own intuitive messages and have a personal understanding of what it means to trust and to be in the flow of your own intuitive wisdom. And maybe once in a while you will see that the weather, too, moves in harmony with this process called you or better said [capital Y] You, the Greater You that is We and All That Is.
Final thought–we do attract what we need (Law of Attraction if you’d like) and sometimes we need it to rain and sometimes not; sometimes we need our lover to leave us and sometimes not and sometimes we need lots of money and sometimes not. Sometimes our breath and heart stops and sometimes not–trust is about surrendering to the idea that we receive exactly what we need–and we receive it exactly when and how we need it. Trust that if your ego will let you. 🙂