Happy Monday, spiritual warriors!
In every moment that you trust, you are inviting the magnificence of the Universe into your life with unwavering confidence. And when you lose faith, it’s not as if you have suddenly found someone else to invite. No. You haven’t rested your trust in some other magnificence or some other divine principle.
In that moment of wavering, you question inviting anyone or anything into your life. When you stop trusting, you suddenly lose confidence in your decision. You mistakenly believe that you know better than the universe, and you unconsciously stop believing in the Divine Principle of Infinite Flow.
You selectively turn your back on the laws of the universe and on everything you truly know to be true – like suddenly not believing that gravity will hold you down or that electricity will work when you flick on the light.
When you stop trusting, you suspend reality, disconnect from the effortless support of the Universe, and inexplicably choose to proceed with no divine support. As the Father of Motivation, Dr. Wayne Dyer shared with me before his passing, “When you stop trusting, you let your EGO take over. You Edge God Out.”
Trust is when you are fully aligned with the Universe in thought, breath, word, and deed. When you are in that alignment, you allow the magnificence inside of you to shine and yourself to step out of the way. It’s as if the Universe is holding your hand and walking right beside you.
Those are the moments of spontaneous right speech, where every word you say fits perfectly into the moment and accomplishes your short-term, long-term, and other people’s goals simultaneously. Clarity unfolds perfectly. Sometimes we call this “being in the zone” or having a “win-win” experience.
In this moment of pure present moment awareness, every intention you have, every choice you make, every action you take fits into the situation perfectly. It feels really good and it serves the Universe.
As long as we stay open and trusting, everything that’s meant to move through us comes in effortlessly, and flows back out with grace. Openness is the key. As long as the conduit is wide open, the whole process will be organic and fluid. But the moment we put up barriers, get defensive, or question whether we should receive the flow, boom!, the flow narrows or stops altogether and the trust is broken.
So what gets in the way? What creates the constriction?
The culprit is fear, the emotion we feel when we sense a threat. When we sense a physical threat, fear usually expresses itself through a primitive biological response mechanism known as fight-flight, which helps us fight or run from a situation to protect ourselves.
When our lives are not in danger, but we sense a threat to our beliefs, opinions, or expectations, the exact same biological response mechanism inspires us to emotionally fight or flee using words or body language. We forget the Divine Principle of Infinite Flow. We stop trusting that every moment is perfect and that all is progressing as it was divinely intended. We begin to micromanage the Universe and express ourselves by constricting, defending, or resisting.
Practicing defenselessness is a way to transcend the fear and realign with trust.