Trust the Universe


If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years, it’s you can’t force things into being. Sometimes you just have to be, and let things fall into place as they were meant to be.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years, it’s you can’t force things into being. Sometimes you just have to be, and let things fall into place as they were meant to be.

You also have to learn to “trust” that everything is as it’s suppose to be and the universe will let you know when it’s time to make a move. As my Mother would say “God’s time is not our time. Be patient.”

I have learned however this is easier said than done. It’s human nature to want to find an answer or resolve a dilemma as quickly as possible. It is not that simple to “just be.”

There have been periods in my life when I truly lived this though. Sort of working at something I wanted to change, or resolve, but allowing things to flow, not forcing anything. And no freaking out when things seemed to stall.

I have also had times when my frustration with my situation had my mind constantly spinning on ways to force change or find a resolve. All this did was bring on more frustration and anguish. And, even polarization. I was so consumed by finding an answer just achieving day-to-day tasks was daunting.

To be honest, just going with the flow can be very challenging, especially when you want change or an answer so bad you can taste it. 

When I look back over the roads I’ve traveled thus far, I realize the times when I did just go with the flow, my life was more pleasant and actually more productive. Being fluid and flexible, even bending when necessary is what brought results.

At this time though, I find myself somewhere in between these two. 

For months I’ve been spending a lot of time worrying about the slow periods at work and how they could impact my future. Some days I’ve been fine, just going with the flow, and other days the wheels of my mind have been spinning, running multiple scenarios through my head.

Needless to say, the days I just roll with things are by far the better days.

As the month of June unfolded though, I felt as if the universe was working hard at reminding me of this.

As I flipped my calendar to June, I read the quote “Wisdom comes only when you stop looking for it and start living the life the creator intended for you.” – Hopi.

When I saw this, I just chuckled to myself. I knew the universe was giving me a wink.

The following week, in my Daily Word magazine, the word for June 8th was “Acceptance” with the header “Divine action moves in and through every situation in my life.” The text noted, “Spiritual acceptance is the art of letting things be.” Going on to state “Knowing that all things are working together for good, I move with things just as they are and cooperate with the opportunities as they unfold.”

This was certainly more than a subtle hint that I need to go with the flow and “just be” in order to see my path clearly.

The messages in the Daily Word were relentless, continuing to reinforce this.

Resilience – “When difficulties cause me to reach toward a deeper level of my being, I experience a stronger sense of my capacity for growth and change.”

Faith – “My life is unfolding in orderly ways.”

Clarity – “When my mind and heart are centered in God, outer matters don’t distract me. I know that I am always divinely guided. Trusting in this truth helps me to know that my life is in perfect order.”

Let Go, Let God – “Instead of holding onto my worries, I affirm divine order is at work, and loosen my grip.”

In addition, the quote “For God, all things are possible.” has popped up more than I can count, which is a constant reminder to keep the faith and allow life to flow, rather than push. 

Beyond this, on one of my lowest days, an acquaintance through work commented, “God’s timing is always perfect.”

When he said this I just paused. How did he know how heavy my heart felt that day?

Needless to say, these are all hard lessons to let sink in and live by when you’re inside your head too much, which I have been, but when the universe works this hard to get to you, you need to take notice

And I have. 

Making a huge effort to get out of my head, and working on accepting that whatever is to be, will be. This is very much a work in progress, but since I started, things have somewhat shifted back to normal at work.

Of course this could just be a coincidence, but I’ll take it as a sign that I am where I need to be, and everything will shake out as it’s meant to according to God’s plan, not mine.

AND, I will remind myself that even when things don’t appear to be flowing, trust that they are on some level and the right path will be revealed when it’s the right time to make a move.

None of this will be easy, but I certainly can’t think of a better time than the warm days of summer to just let things be and go with the flow.

And I’m guessing that’s what the universe was thinking too!

© Mariann E. Danko and Waking the Woman, 2019. All rights reserved.

Goddess Masthead © Pamela Danko-Stout and Waking the Woman, 2019. All rights reserved.

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Quotes from http://www.dailyword.com/

Photos from my personal collection

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