Throughout my life, at times I’ve felt a lot of angst that I wasn’t doing enough – I wasn’t on my path or living my purpose. I would really push myself, always wanting to know what was going to happen next, even going to psychics hoping they could tell me what my future held…
I was trying to pry the rose open instead of just trusting, surrendering to the journey and letting the petals unfurl on their own.
Really, the surrendering to your soul’s unfolding is just trusting that there is divine timing and that everything is being revealed in due time. But, there’s a lot of confusion around trust and surrender versus giving up, so what’s the difference? Well, here it is in a nutshell – the good old serenity prayer:
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.
-Dr. Reinhold Niebuhr
What if you actually lived your life as if everything was happening FOR you instead of TO you?
What if you lived your life as if EVERYTHING was good, even if it seems bad in the moment? If you truly believed that all these “bad” things that have happened to us actually served a great purpose and had a sacred message and lesson encoded in them, how would your perception of the world change?
There’s an old Chinese proverb that tells of a farmer whose valuable horse ran away. His friends all said how awful it was, but the farmer replied, “We’ll see.” The horse returned with a beautiful mare and they all thought that this was a blessing. When the farmer’s son fell off the mare and broke his leg, everyone felt bad for him. Yet soon after, the army came through and took all of the young men from the village off to fight in a brutal war, but the farmer’s son was spared because of his broken leg. The tale shows that really good things came from seemingly awful events, and that only time will tell the whole story.
There is a silver lining to every cloud and good must come of everything that you call “bad”. Even if you don’t know what the good is today, next week, or next month, simply trust that it is so. This is true because you declare and demand it from the Universe and from the universal law of life.
This faith allows you to surrender to divine guidance and timing, knowing that if you are searching for how you are best to be used in the world – if that is your desire – there’s no way that you would be unable to find your path or realize your intention.
The funny thing is: I realize now that you can’t make things unfold and happen any faster than they are already. There’s a lot to be said for divine timing and for most of us, it’s about learning to do without doing. If you really want you path to unfold in the perfect way, it’s more about just being, and learning to trust that unfolding more and more.
Instead of fighting upstream, you have to learn to surrender to the divine flow and let it carry you to the place you’re supposed to be.
Your purpose will be revealed to you when it’s the appropriate time. Everything leading up to that point is just a piece of wisdom and learning – a growth opportunity leading you toward the fulfillment of your life’s mission.
When have you had something that you thought was bad turn out to be good or even a blessing in your life? Have there been times in your life where you were able to see perfect divine timing in hindsight? Is there something going on right now in your life that is calling forth this perspective?
I believe in good. I trust that everything turns out for the best, for myself and for everyone involved.
I love hearing stories about how others’ have experienced this in their lives, so please feel free to do so below. As we share our experiences with each other, it strengthens our personal belief and trust in our own unfolding.
In love and service,
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