This month we are talking about trust, even when it the world seems to be crashing in on us. This excerpt is from Susan’s book, End the Struggle and Dance With Life. Part of it was referred to in the monthly newsletter article, but we thought you’d like to read the whole passage:
The more I allow myself to tune into my Higher Self for guidance, the more my need to control the future disappears…and the more wonderful this Journey called life becomes.
Developing this kind of trust, requires our constantly using our Spiritual tools. Even when we think we have the hang of it, new situations arise that bring up our need to control. But the more we find ways of dwelling in the house of our Higher Self and trusting the Grand Design, the easier it is for us to let go of our need to control.
I’m often asked how it can all be happening perfectly in a world of wars, fires, earthquakes, killing, and on and on. My answer is one that I’ve learned to use a lot recently… ‘I don’t know.’ But what I do know is that our human minds are not capable of understanding the Grand Design. I don’t know the larger dimensions of the Universe that are beyond my grasp as an ordinary mortal. What I have been learning to do is simply trust.
There have been many times when I haven’t understood why certain things have happened in my life. Much later, however, the great miracle of it all was revealed to me. I didn’t understand why my first marriage didn’t work out; I later learned that there was much I had to learn about becoming whole and, for me, being on my own was a necessary step. I didn’t understand why I got cancer; I later learned how much a life-threatening illness teaches us so much about enjoying life in the present.
So I have decided to work on trusting that there are reasons for all that is happening on this earth to each and every one of us. I may never understand what these reasons are, but that is irrelevant. When trust is there, explanations are unnecessary. I have been humbled by the miracles I have seen all around me; I no longer have to know all the whys. I have accepted the fact that there is so much I don’t know. There is so much I will never know. So when your Lower Self asks “Why?”, just say to it,
“I don’t know, but I trust it’s all happening perfectly. It’s all part of the Grand Design.”
As I said earlier, letting the boat carry us down the river does not mean simply sitting at home waiting for life to happen. It certainly is up to us to take some action. And, we can begin taking more appropriate action in life when we learn how to listen to our innate intelligence, our intuition. Whether we are aware of it or not, the Higher Self is constantly sending us valuable messages that can guide us to where we need to go for our highest good. Our task is to learn how to tune into these messages.