Trusting Uncertainty

Trusting uncertainty sounds paradoxical. Attachment to our identification with the personality makes it feel as though nothing good will come out of our circumstances. The personality has good intent but many of its actions are misguided. A life without self-worth drives it to madness of which it is largely unaware. Failure to embrace what seems like uncertainty, doubt and instability heightens the madness. Acceptance is not always easy, especially at first. However, if we practice trusting uncertainty with the little things in our lives we will be more prepared for the bigger things.

Every step on the path to spiritual awakening verifies that we are an important part of the universe which is always under construction. Trusting and embracing the constant change is easier said than done. A large part of the personality’s job is to resist change. The desire to fix things according to it’s own idea of perfection causes attachment and frustration. Unconsciously blaming the circumstances and situations of our lives for not making us happy is common. What we really want is to be in union with the source of happiness. The feeling of worth or significance ceases to be a moving target when we realize WE ARE the infinite value which we seek.

The personality doesn’t trust it. It believes the universe does not work with its best interest in mind so it reacts to extend pleasure and limit pain according to its own liking. If we remember that the universe is a work of art that is always changing and our stay on earth is temporary, then we can begin the process of accepting what IS. There will be times when we do not like what IS. Conditions are not always favorable for the personality’s tastes. It judges a permanent lack of control as bad. Feeling the eternal glory of the soul negates the desire to judge the lack of control in the first place. Here is the path to trusting the universe and the flow of our lives.

“In my Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you” (John 14:2). “For my yoke is easy and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:30). “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well (Matthew 6:33.) We are called to experience the certainty of these verses for ourselves. The need to be good, right, perfect, better, stable, safe, secure and in control tempt us away. We prevail by applying biblical principles to our spiritual lives along with a little faith and trust. Our own personal miracles transpire and erase doubt. Experiencing the soul equates to what Jesus said to Thomas: “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe” (John 20:27).

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