How well is your “trust” muscle working these days?
Feeling kind of weak from a lack of use? Or maybe it’s feeling strong from all that heavy lifting you’ve been doing?
Last week on my Facebook page I shared a picture with the words, “Every Soul has a unique plan and energy.” To me, that means that while our time on this Earth is deeply interconnected with others, we still have our own mission to fulfill and we must bring a one-of-a-kind energy (aka Soul) to accomplish that mission.
A young mother responded, her suffering nearly tangible. She wrote about her son who beat cancer two years ago, who was having another bone marrow test. She questioned the point of it all, and the existence of God. She wrote, "Life just really isn't fair." She went on to write that she had also recently suffered the loss of someone she loved dearly.
Her comments show the depth of her anger and pain. Understandably so; she has been experiencing hell on Earth for the last few years. And I agree whole-heartedly: Life is not fair. Not by a long shot!
In my years of doing work with bereaved persons I can tell you I have learned that life simply is what it is. It’s a big grab bag of good and bad. We will have both in varying degrees. Bad things will happen to good people and we all have opinions about someone who probably deserves a lot worse than they receive from the Universe. (politicians, ex-spouses, etc…)
This is where an opportunity presents itself. In the midst of these challenges, hardships and losses, we get to choose our opinion of them.
- Option number one: Life isn’t fair! I don’t deserve this!
- Option number two: Within the chaos is a plan for my Soul’s growth.
It’s tough. When you are down and defeated it is really hard to put your faith in a plan where you can’t read the fine print, like a real estate contract. There are theories aplenty about Soul contracts, fate, and our life lessons being something we chose for ourselves before we incarnate.
Let’s just forget the theories for one minute. Come back to reality and the present moment.
Think back through your life about some of the worst things you’ve been through.
(I’m pausing here….think. Think really hard.)
I have lived though 100% of everything I’ve been through. And I learned a lot along the way!
Yes, I am hereby stating I have a 100% success rate at living though life’s many challenges. My track record is flawless. I’m still breathing.
And so are you.
We all deal with anxiety and uncertainty in our lives. Those feelings escalate when the path isn’t crystal clear, when the road is rough and the destination, unknown. When feelings of anxiety and uncertainty rise up, I recommend a stop-drop-roll.
- Stop whatever you are doing, and pause.
- Drop your hand to touch nature and get grounded in the present moment.
- Roll through past unpleasant experiences mentally, reminding yourself that you've lived though them all, and learned so much along the way.
Trust and faith are words that are interchangeable. Some think of faith as a more religious term, and that’s great. If you have faith that there is a God who has a plan for you, and it gives you strength, rely upon it! If you can trust that the experiences you are having are lessons that create a positive expansion in your Soul—then AMEN. Hallelujah!
Your affirmation: I trust this experience is taking me somewhere better. I am growing.
©Mollie Morning Star 2016. Short excerpts of this article may be shared on the internet, provided a live link back to this original source is used. Reproduction in print is prohibited.