FINDING TRUST IN STRANGE TIMES
“Trust is not an obsession, it’s an extension of love. When we truly love someone, we give them our heart to hold in their hands. And when that love is returned, that very trust is balm to our souls.
— Julie Lessman
Trust is bigger than fear.
The concept of trust in modern times represents a primary component of healthy connections among people, nature, and animals. A trusting relationship offers a safe and loving space for people to express themselves to each other. Trust encourages us to show up for ourselves and each other with respect and authenticity.
Trust builds an energy of dependability and availability. Without trust, the ground beneath feels unpredictable. The COVID-19 pandemic launches the planet into uncharted and unfamiliar territory. In these wobbly times, we must look to our hearts, and call upon the resources of humanity and its global leaders to provide direction, clarity, and hope.
What happens when an event so foreign and unexpected shakes our earth at its seams? We become desperate and confused. We turn to anyone or anything that appears to make promises and offers answers. For too many of us, it appears saner to trust the noise than rely on silence for guidance.
The wounds of forgetfulness are painful.
We forget what we are made of. We forget we can move through this pandemic and every other calamity which has touched Earth since the beginning of time. We forget to trust ourselves and locate our inner compass.
So far there is not a single person who has had a definitive and successful response to mass treatment of COVID-19. We are, however, learning something important in this shared experience. Stories that illustrate acts of courage show us a way back to light. These stories and times of great patience show us we are greater than the pandemic. Shared stories and times of prayer bring us closer to our shared divinity.
Why are we here?
We are alive during this time for a reason. It is evidenced in the way we speak, behave and think. While some have approached this experience with compassion, kindness and love, others elect to use this pandemic platform to gain power, judge others and affirm the hopelessness of the state we seem to be in.
Learning to trust in these uncertain times is essential. Individual egos long for release and to be allowed to run wild along with our minds and hearts. Truth and trust easily become entangled with doubt, suspicion and fear.
We are built with elements of trust not separation.
An open mind trusts that the divine is present even when we perceive abandonment, rejection and atonement for our wrongs. Might the pandemic serves as an opportunity for humanity to move forward, dismiss separation and return to Peace, Love and Joy? We arrive on Planet Earth with all of the equipment necessary to exist here, including spiritual wisdom. If we can create chaos and suffering we can also create harmony and ease.
An open heart trusts that love ends greed, selfishness and arrogance. What if the pandemic serves as an opportunity to unify heart resources with Peace, Love and Joy? The heart invites us to love our way into healing while extinguishing illusions. This leap of faith requires us to move beyond rational thinking and allow the heart’s immeasurable gifts: forgiveness, caring and bravery to lead the way.
We are called to trust.
A trustworthy mind and heart never tire in their quest for awakening the world and bringing it to a place of higher awareness. Let us use our precious minds and hearts to reduce heartache and contribute to our shared appreciation of life and humanity.