You know those moments when you tell yourself, “I just have to trust the universe.” Whether it's because things in your life feel chaotic or not flowing in the direction that you’d prefer, sometimes you just know you need to surrender and learn to trust that you are walking down a guided path that is always has a Divine purpose.
Trusting your journey required a deep level of patience. And trust really is a practice, an art — especially in those moments when it feels like you’re working hard and things just aren’t coming to fruition. Or you have hoped and prayed for something, but it just didn’t work out for some reason beyond your awareness -- YET.
Are you trying to cultivate patience, and still finding that you're not realizing any results? If so, here are 4 essential things you need to know when you are trying to let go and let god:
Recognize the Universe is already within you. Our strongest, most powerful connection to all the stars, the cosmos and everything else around us that can guide us, is actually within us. So often, that when we get caught up in thinking that we need to "trust the universe," we somehow think some external force is going to swoop into our lives and save us from all the challenges we are experiencing. But it begins with you when you believe in you.
We have to let go of what is preventing us from stepping up. When we’re caught up in the "I just got to trust the universe” frame of mind, we can focus too much on the practice of "letting go" in the abstract. But actually, trusting the universe isn't just about hoping for the life you want to materialize. It's about setting an intention and manifesting those intentions through action and energy. Too often trusting or surrendering can be a justification for inaction. The Universe, however, is a two-way street.
The Universe will serve you even if it doesn’t please you. We’ve all been there: pushing, striving, intention setting, engaging, doing everything within out power to attain our goals. But in the end, the Universe throws up a roadblock, a stop sign, a big fat “NO, not right now.” This can be painstakingly frustrating and can result in wallowing in an internal rhetoric of “why?!” Once again, it’s about accepting that that wasn’t the right job, partner, etc. for a reason; the Universe has another plan for you, believe it.
Everything comes back to the fierce power of love. To sum it all up: The best way to trust God is to learn to trust yourself. Rather than just indiscriminately repeating the mantra "let go," get curious about what specifically is preventing you from manifesting the life you desire. And then let go of that specific thought, belief, assumption or whatever it is. Know that the universe is loving you by serving you, even if that doesn’t please you in the moment. Open your mind, soul, and heart and take that leap into the Divine. The Universe is your safety net, always.