A few weeks ago, I had one of the scariest experiences of my life. My daughter had an unexpected medical emergency in the middle of the night and it sent me into a panic. (As in I couldn’t even remember how to dial 911 panic. I totally forgot about the “send” part to connect the call.)
As someone who doesn’t normally panic, it was a humbling experience. My husband is highly trained in first aid, so he attended to Zoe in a much more level headed way. At one point, he told me to get dressed so I could get in the ambulance when it arrived.
That clicked and I ran downstairs. It was then that I remembered my choice to trust in the Universe. In the midst of the nightmare, I decided to trust that everything was working out for our highest good.
Once I remembered to trust, I was able to take some slow deep breaths and become more helpful and less of an issue.
Everything worked out better than we could have expected and Zoe is totally fine, thank goodness.
The takeaway I want to point out here that became so obvious to me is how important it is to develop trust in the Universe. This is a dramatic example to illustrate that the trust that I’ve worked on cultivating really brought me through the experience with more grace than I could have expected (once I stopped panicking).
You don’t only need trust in emergencies, though. You need it on regular days too.
Life is so much better if you actively and consciously choose to trust in:
>your gifts and talents
>your brilliance and magnificence
>your incredible power
Trust is a choice and it’s also a work in progress. I believe that it’s one of the main points of life; to learn to trust with greater and greater capacity.
If I think about my life before learning to trust deeply and broadly, I can see how there was a big something missing. A lack of trust impacted every area of my life. From my new, more trusting vantage point, I can also see how much more fulfilling life is, whether it’s in big scary moments, or in making decisions, or in my relationships with myself and others.
How do you feel about trust? Is it a big part of your life? Is it solid in some areas and ready to expand in others? Is it completely lacking?
Regardless of where you’re at with trust, it’s worth bringing it to the forefront and making some conscious choices about it. You could even start with an intention like: I am loving my amazing life as a trusting person.
Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
With sincere love and guileless courage,
Creator of Courageous Self-Care
Unskillful dialer of emergency services
Whole-hearted truster in the highest good
PS - One of the most effective ways of building trust I’ve ever experienced is through studying the book: The Energy Codes. I’ll be running a book study later this month. More details coming next week, or click this link to find out now. An earlybird discount is available.