Move from a place of knowing within you rather than as a result of adaptation to outer experience. Let go of your assumptions and need to control life’s creative process.
It does not matter what spiritual path you’re on, an ultimate sense of peace comes down to one question: Can you let go of the need to control your life, and trust there is a benevolent force guiding all that ever has, is, and will happen?
Trust is the soul’s way of attuning to a fundamental law of reality. There is a deep rhythm that moves through all life that cannot be controlled by our will. When trust informs our experience, it allows our psyche to relax and our soul to be at peace with our situation. We can rest in unquestioned confidence that the universe provides, that we have and will receive what we really need. In fact, often beyond what we alone are even capable of imagining.
When we have a foundation of basic trust, we are courageous and take risks. We don’t suppress our competencies. We engage in life wholeheartedly, doing what feels appropriate with the confidence that it will work out. Life becomes a story of creation rather than an obstacle course to survive.
Without basic trust, we tend to react to what arises in accordance with our conditioning and wanting our life to go one way or another. We cling to predetermined assumptions and outcomes. We become tense and contracted and do all we can to manipulate the circumstances to fit with our desires.
Here is a suggestion for changing the automatic internal response to external signals. When a traffic light turns yellow and there is a safe distance to stop before it turns red, what do you tend to do? Do you accelerate to ‘make it through’? If so, this is a metaphor for what happens inside when our yellow worry light goes off – we accelerate; try harder, move faster, do more, all stress responses to our conditioning.
Trust is the ability to stop and wait for the green light to signal the time to move forward again. Why not, for the month of October, practice stopping when the light is yellow inside. Taking that moment to pause and breathe in trust and the deeper rhythm of life while waiting for the green light to again signal you forward.
May Trust increase your capacity for loving thoughts and kind actions toward yourself and others. We hope the Angels continue to inspire your life.
p.s. If you worked with the Angel of Clarity during September, take a few moments to release it with your gratitude before welcoming the Angel of Trust into your life for the month of October.