Trust…

Florida in January

My friend said she was having some serious trust issues. She was having a hard time imagining 80 degree temperature difference. She was going to be traveling to Florida from Minnesota, in January. Packing for a trip when temp is 6 degrees below zero, trusting it will be above zero (let alone 75) when she gets off a plane 3 hours later was a challenge. She wanted to pack her flannel and fuzzy socks, but was trying to trust the weather in Florida being much warmer. As I went to visit my chickens today, I found myself wondering why I live where it’s so cold. I’m sure I’d be tempted to pack some flannel too!

How often do we struggle to trust beyond our current reality? Do you trust the change you’re going through will have a better result? Are you able to see the vision/goal, or is it difficult to imagine? How challenging is it to have faith in the unknown?

If we really think about it, we are trusting every day. We trust our vehicles to safely get us to our destination. We trust our kids to be good in school. Employers trust employees to do their jobs. But there is more to trust than the physical stuff. That gut feeling. You know the one? Something just “feels” like it might be wrong or it feels like we should take a certain path. Do you trust your gut? Doing so means you have to pay more attention to what’s going on instead of running on auto pilot. Trusting your gut is an intentional pause. It’s recognizing the feeling and following it. Practice it for a while and see how reliable it is… you may be pleasantly surprised.

Five months ago was one of the biggest tests of trust for me. I drove my oldest son to Montana, trusting he would do ok on his own. I trusted him to make decisions he had never made before. I trusted that he would eat a vegetable now and then, do his own laundry and manage his money. Some things went better than others. But I also had to trust myself – trust that I (we) gave him a good foundation to get started. I had to trust that the mistakes he did make would be ones he learned from. Sometimes the struggle makes you appreciate the good times, but as a parent, it’s difficult to see your kids struggle. When you love them and want the best for them, it’s hard to trust that it will all work out. But then it does, and you realize it will be ok.

Whether you’re deciding if you should pack shorts for your trip, what your next career path should be or if you should schedule the dentist appointment, just trust. If it doesn’t go the way you thought, maybe there is something better planned.

Peace be with you on your journey of enough. We only get one life at a time… live your best one. Pack sunscreen instead of mittens and you’ll be ok. (Unless you’re visiting Mn, then the mittens are a must!)

2 thoughts on “Trust…

  1. Tammy

    I absolutely ADORE this, Mavis! Two very powerful messages under the heading of trust. As a mother and now grandmother, I can totally relate to this. ( p.s. – it’s even worse ( if you can imagine ) ) with grandchildren! The world has changed so MUCH in such a short time.

    One reason I study HD ( and now require it for my clients ) is EXACTLY because of that “gut feeling” and subsequent action. Sacral authorities are able to respond to their initial gut instinct, while others, such as myself, cannot. We are emotional authorities, which means that we must wait for that emotion accompanying the gut feeling to subside before making a decision. Then there are the rarest, reflectors, which need to wait a full moon cycle before deciding on a major decision ( we aren’t talking tuna casserole or beef stew for supper, or what to wear the next day ).

    It’s absolutely fascinating to meet yourself and see WHY you’ve made so many wrong decisions in the past by not operating from your inner authority. It’s eye-opening and a game-changer at the same time.

    I always look forward to these each week!

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