“To trust unconditionally in the forces that created everything is to invite unconditional love into your heart.”
Very often, we may feel like these lonesome warriors on our spiritual paths. Sure, we got the books, we learned to meditate, we know so much already, yet there are days when things just don’t come easy, or so it seems. There are days when doubt creeps in. I am pretty certain that anyone who focuses on their spiritual development encounters doubt at one point or another. It does not matter what we doubt, who we doubt or if we know that we doubt. The sense of uncertainty and the faltering energetic pattern that I could best describe as wavering and collapsing onto itself, seems to be at the core of the pattern that we call “doubt”. Undoubtedly (pun intended) that state is one of misalignment. Doubt tells us one thing and one thing only. It only tells us that we have slipped a bit farther away from our alignment with source and that is that. The big hype about doubt is just that – it is nothing more than a wee call from our source to find the emotion that hangs on the other end of the polarity stick. In my book that would be trust.
Given, trust is not the easiest place to reach when you are sitting up to your nose in doubt. Doubt is such a disempowering emotion that it can be very difficult to find a way out. One day, I found myself doubting the universe at large (I never do things on a small scale). I was engulfed by this doubting emotion and could not find my way back into a better place. I shook my fist to the heavens; I cried, I kicked. If I remember correctly I may have even cussed and screamed – yes, I am pretty sure that’s how it went. I did all my resisting until I was fully exhausted. Source always knows when you are ready to hear and so in my exhaustion, when I had no more fight in me, when I finally let things be, just because there was nothing I could do (or so I thought), I heard a tiny voice in my inner ear. It whispered to me, “Why don’t you doubt your doubt?”
Instantly, everything looked possible again and I had to laugh so hard. Life was simple – again. Over time, I have found so many simple solutions to the complicated knotted up situations I had created, that this one was just too good not to share with others. Since then, this one sentence has quite possibly helped a fair amount of my friends through their tough doubting spots.
Perhaps it was just the laughter, which had catapulted me out of my self-inflicted mess. Be it as it may, I was able to find better thoughts, and I was able to see some light at the end of my self-created tunnel. I found that only universal forces could come up with such a simple logic that works and almost instantly, I found myself again aligned and trusting. Trust that all is as it is supposed to be and is unfolding in absolute perfection, has become a mantra and I nurse it. I take care of trust as if it were a tender plant. I don’t take trust for granted. I feel appreciation for my ability to trust again and again in the source of all that is. It is not just trust that unfolds in this approach, but one can also find the energies of grace and mercy in such an experience. To me, appreciation, trust, grace, and mercy are shades close to the energy of unconditional love, which is the fabric of everything that is.