Trust. Let go. Surrender.
Yet sitting here, I’m drawn into these words at the moment. I can feel the energy of them, and a deep undercurrent of the Universe supporting me.
I should back up here for a moment and explain a bit as to why I am thinking about this.
I was at an event where Amanda Elo’esh Johnsen was speaking and she asked the audience to imagine what life would be like if we knew that the Universe was gently moving us onto our rightful path, particularly in those moments when things were rough.
And what I felt when I closed my eyes and thought about my own struggles, and my relationship with the Universe as a partner and Guide, was a sense of relief and surrender.
I let myself go back to a point in my life where I felt so completely lost and disillusioned — and in a state of distrust with the Universe and even myself — and asked myself what would that experience have been like if I had known what I know now; which is that the universe was steering me onto a path of greater learning.
My response to myself was, “I wouldn’t have wasted all that time fighting my growth and feeling like I had failed.”
Believe it or not, that response actually surprised me. I was expecting to hear my inner voice say something like, “Well, you learned a lot so it was all OK.” But the feeling-tone of that response was saying, “Next time, let go and move on a whole lot faster…you’ll get further!”
And what I felt in my body was a true sense of trust that I could indeed listen and let go more willingly, as I now have a much higher level of trust in myself and the intelligence I feel within the Universe.
Now we can’t undo the past, and where I am now I’d not trade for the world. But this got me thinking about how I trust the Universe now, and how that changed for me. And I realized that it all changed for me when I finally surrendered into the energy — into where the gentle hand of the Universe was trying to guide me in that oh, so challenging life experience that rocked me to my core.
The thing is, we humans get to remember those moments where surrender, trust and letting go have supported us and allowed us to finally move forward and really transform ourselves; and we can use that knowledge when we find ourselves struggling now or in the future.
Yet to do so, to consciously tell ourselves that something bigger may be down the road if we let go of our attachment to whatever is happening now, requires a deep level of trust. And I might add a level of trust in the Universe, or Nature, and how things move themselves back into balance.
I’ve spent years of my life fighting this. But what I have come to learn at a very deep level is that when I am going in circles, in struggle, or even in complete disillusionment, that the only way out is to go within.
It’s when I go within and simply “BE” that I feel my connection to the Universe and that supportive energy of a greater wisdom than my mind can ever fathom.
This to me is the trust…
Trusting that if I let go of my own control (and thoughts) of what should be happening and allow something new to unfold, then I will find a new way; and that if I allow the energy and the energy I draw upon from the Universe to open me and heal me, then I will indeed drop into a new inner experience that guides me to the next outer experience.
But the starting place is always letting go and surrendering into what is. As I said, that is not always easy, but I think it’s easier than struggling and getting nowhere.
So what if you knew that the Universe really does have your back? What if you knew that you could trust that there is indeed a gentle hand trying to move you toward something that is much more aligned with your own spiritual evolution when your plans go awry? What would your life feel like?
Really…take a moment and allow yourself to explore this. You may find those places that keep you from feeling this trust, or you may find that wonderful sense of expansion and a new reference point to hold when you need it next.
Stacy Vajta is a master energy healer, helping Indigos and other energy-aware folks work with their energy and transform their lives. She's on a mission to help those who feel stuck get to the energetic root of the matter and expand! Visit her Expanded Pathways website.