Learning to Trust

Not long ago, I would have said I am pretty trusting. I tend to take people at face value, until and unless they prove me wrong.

Learning to TrustIn one of my classes, we were given an assignment to visualize how different our lives would be if we had complete trust in the Universe. Let’s just say that visualization painted a vastly different picture of life than the one I am currently living.

As I meditated on the idea of living in perfect love and perfect trust, I came to the realization that I try too hard to control situations and outcomes. I have a strong need for security, and that comes out as controlling, plotting and planning. And worrying. Lots of worrying.

Then Goddess reminded me that She’s got it covered. My job is to ask and visualize the result. It is not my job to figure out the how. My job is to trust Deity and take the inspired actions that come from listening with trust. It is not my job to plan out all the minute details and possible outcomes.

It was a lot easier to come to the realization than it was to implement. Just meditating on it in the morning wasn’t enough. I wrote the word “Trust” on the inside of my left wrist so I could see it throughout the day and be reminded of what Goddess had told me. I renew the ink regularly.

That one small reminder has made a big difference. There is a lot of stress and change at work right now. It’s one place where I have been expending a ton of energy worrying and planning (trying to control the outcome). Now I actually catch myself in the worry, and I let it go right there. I remind myself that Goddess has my back, and I ask that everything work out in my highest good and in the highest good of all.

Nothing has actually changed at work. It is still stressful, and I still find myself getting frustrated at times. But my reaction to it has changed. I remember to trust in Deity, and that’s a whole lot less draining.

Don’t get me wrong. It’s still a work in progress. I think that writing is going to be on my wrist for a while. And progress is still amazing!

Do you trust the Universe – the Divine? How do you stay on track?



4 Responses

  1. This post was just the right thing to read while we are travelling and making connecting flights and waiting to get to our destination! Thanks!

  2. Oh my goodness, I needed to hear this today. These past six months – heck, the past year and a half – I keep finding myself in situations that are out of my direct control. And it’s not just minor stuff. It’s huge, life-changing, my-world-will-never-be-the-same stuff. In the past, I’ve always prided myself on being able to control situations, plotting the best course, and anticipating outcomes. What I’ve learned (in large part from your life coaching and Elements of Abundance class) is that trying to control everything creates way too much stress for me and actually limits the potential outcomes. Just these last few days, I found myself falling into old patterns of control and worry. I need to take a deep breath, let go, and TRUST. Thank you, Mary!!!

  3. I too recently had to remember this.. The universe always provides and to trust. As a bit of back story for others( mary was there) on a peaceful woman trip in Maui, one day on one of our excursions I forgot to bring the right shoes and I needed shoes with grip to climb down a steep hill so I could swim in the ovalene pools. So I said OK universe I’m going down there I dunno how but can u help me out n not ten feet away from me by a bush was a pair of water shoes with the perfect grip and in my size.. I asked everyone around me if they belonged to anyone n no one claimed them.. So off I went and I got.to swim in the ovalene pools. This summer I was stressed about money and wanting to do a job and make money at what I love preferably something creative. I ended up at a bead shop n thought perfect.. However through a lot of stress worrying n not enough hours I finally lost my job. I then said to universe OK I just want to be able to do my art projects, ( as I am on disability it covers my main expenses like rentand bills however as a artist iI need to eat.. I wish someone would be willing to fund me so i can eat and then do what iI love) so I put it out there on fb and to the universe and then bam a non profit society came to me and answered the call. I am now looking at ways to sell the things I am creating and promoting myself because I learned from my experience at the bead shop I would rather be my own boss than work creatively for someone else. And I.wouldn’t have learned this if I hadn’t had the experience and the reminder of trust. So perfect timing for this post, I realized when I let go of the outcome and just trust what I need will come to me, while using the law of attraction n visualizing feeling it and making steps to have it come to me without being hung up on how it comes the universe works so much quicker:)

  4. I’m so glad this resonated for so many people. It helps me feel like I’m not alone, and reassures me that I am listening to the messages I am meant to be hearing.