Trust has decided to make itself the motif of my life these days, showing up as the theme in movies, touched on in a recent audiobook, and the topic of conversations.
Trust hasn’t come easily to me in a long time, and like Rose & Jack in Titanic, it never lets go of Surrender’s hand, so I haven’t ever experienced one without the other.
The thing about Surrender and Trust is, you often have to choose their side when you feel the absolute most terrified of what you’re up against.
Where the thing you want most is to feel safe and secure, be in control and know what’s going on. Where you’re shown every single reason not to trust, but the thing you NEED to do to get that safety and security IS to completely surrender and trust that you’ll be taken care of.
Burning Man: “The playa will provide.”
Gabby Bernstein: “The Universe has your back.”
Julia Cameron: “Leap and the net will appear.”
Jack Canfield: “Jump, then grown wings on the way down.”
…and whatever other myriad cliche quotes that fit the bill.
Change is hard for us humans, but growth is always on the other side of our comfort zone.
Which feels high risk because we have no idea what’s on the other side; it could be a big scary monster or it could be a better life than you ever could have imagined. You’ll never know until you go there, but I’ll let you in on a little secret: it’s usually ALWAYS the latter.
As this dark winter season begins its ascent into the lightness of spring and new beginnings—both literally in regards to the seasons and metaphorically in regards to the pandemic—I invite you to:
…what the chaos and stillness of this last year has shown you.
…where you’re being led—even if it feels far away from what you expected or thought you wanted.
…in the duality of human existence: there’s light on the other side of darkness.
For it’s in the moment of surrendering to what is, you realize there’s nothing to fear because you are the light being Divinely guided.
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