Is the Universe Asking for Your Trust?

I recently moved to northern New England. If you're keeping track this is the 4,756 move I've made in 5 years.

...It's really ruined the smell of cardboard for me. What once conjured visions of gooey pizza now brings on sweat-inducing flashbacks. Tape! Box cutters! An adult game of Tetris.

Okay, maybe "flashbacks" is a bit dramatic, but humor me for theatrical effect. ;)

When moving day arrived and shenanigans ensued, I had to lock my cat inside my second floor bedroom in order to keep him safe. Being a teenage boy, a venture upstairs is no longer part of his daily routine. Oh sure, he'll include said bedroom as he races around the house in a post-poo run. I mean, who doesn't celebrate a good bathroom trip with a full-on gallop? But at nineteen he's rarely upstairs for anything other than a victory lap, choosing instead to lay in the living room window, all but melting into a pile of warm, glorious fur in the afternoon sun. 

So when this bipedal mom locked him inside a room he doesn't often frequent, he was less than thrilled. As he paced the empty carpet, periodically pawing at the door before giving me a pleading look that clearly conveyed I was purposely torturing him, I struggled to find a way to calm him.

If only I could tell him this was for his safety. If only I could easily communicate I needed him to trust me, that I would never do anything that wasn't in his best interest. I was incapable of harming him. My sole objective for this furry friend— genuine friend—is to give him the best life within my power.

He eventually calmed down and took a nap once Mommy provided him with the top of a W.B. Mason box. Which, by the way, is the greatest thing to sit in EVER!!! =D But nonetheless the entire experience got me thinking. 

What if I'm the cat?

What if all the anxiety and nail biting and sour belly that accompanies any move is my upstairs bedroom? 

What if every life challenge is our upstairs bedroom?

What if there's an entity out there in the stratosphere desperate to communicate but unable to successfully speak on our level, asking us to trust them?

"I'm only doing this for your safety. I would never do anything to harm you. I love you very deeply, and now I need you to trust me." 

What if instead of questioning and fighting during life's struggles, we chose to trust? 

Trust there is a greater plan. Trust there are benevolent energies working in our favor. Trust there is always hope.

2020 has been a shitty stressful miserable difficult year for everyone, but I'd like to believe there's an unseen energy reminding us, in their own language, that we are loved and cared for. That at times though it may feel as if we are a cat locked in a room, fighting to find familiarity and peace, there is a force working in our best interest, acting from pure, unadulterated love. 

What if instead of succumbing to fear we decide to have faith? After all, isn't life just one big trust fall? ;)

I choose to trust.

And I hope you do too!♥

Have personal struggles deepened your spiritual faith?

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  1. This morning the Universe told me it was high time I cut my finger on a can of black beans. Three and a half hours and seven stitches later, I am a little pissed at the Universe. Haha! Hope you are doing well my dear friend and enjoying the Northeast. I hope to join you up there soon. I am tired of Georgia...

    1. Oh no, Willow! I'm so sorry to hear that. What a bitch! Have fun showering, washing dishes, doing ANYTHING! =/ Erg. I hope you're at least physically feeling better. =(

      I can imagine Georgia in the summer can be quite unpleasant. As they say in Arizona, no one likes swamp ass! =P I seriously hope your digit gets to feeling better soon!♥

  2. What a relatable post (including in regards to moving, which I've done more than 20 times so far in my 36 years of life). I am a firm believer in trying look for silver linings and to face each challenge not (merely) as something that one has to endure, but as something that will help me to grow, develop further, and hopefully become wiser from when all is said and done.

    I'm far from pollyanna about things and am the first to agree this year has been a truly difficult one for the world, but like yourself, I'm opting to hold fast to hope and the realistically optimistic outlook that everything we're collectively enduring will ultimately lead to brighter - and hopefully, better - days ahead.

    Autumn Zenith ๐Ÿงก Witchcrafted Life

    1. Thank you for your kind words! My goodness, 20 moves in 36 years. That's no fun! I'm up to 13 and burned out. 20 is just insane! =P

      I certainly hope the second half of 2020 is kind to you. ♥ There's always Samhain to look forward to. Blue moon on Samhain this year!

  3. Hello Michaela, I love this post! At 71, I am still working on giving the Universe my trust - resonates of 'let go and let Unseen Energy'. When I am mindful to do just that, I feel joy and peace. In one of your older posts, you wrote "85% of what we worry about never happens" - frankly I think it's even higher! All the years I have spent needless worrying!

    Anxiety is in my DNA and I know you struggle with it also. It's tough, but with Covid-19 and the state of our country, it's vital to meditate, be mindful, and downright trust.

    I am happy for you now that you are 'home' - I love looking back at old posts - you often wrote of how you yearned to move back to the northeast. Yes, the desert is beautiful, but I would also miss the green, the woods, the seasons ,etc.

    I live in Trumpville, IL, and I would love to move, but it's not possible. I hear locals practicing shoot for who the hell knows what, and I can't even put out a political sign 'cause it will get stolen. :/ The grass is always greener.....

    Your writing and humor lift me and give me hope and peace. Hugs and Gratitude!

    1. Hi, Peggy! That's very kind of you to say you're uplifted by the blog. I'm very grateful and humbled to hear that! ♥

      Yes, meditation and centering is more important than ever. I have heard of many, many people who have said this entire kerfuffle has forced them to put life and their place in it into perspective. I had a total stranger stop me in the street yesterday to tell me a whole mess of information, describing how this has encouraged her to change her life for the better, something she'd been hesitant to make a move on. (The things that can unfold with a simple "hello!" =P) My point is, friend, I'm holding faith this shake up is a wake up for all of us. Isn't it lovely to imagine all this chaos brings about beautiful change? Like that perfect blue sky after a destructive tornado.

      Ultimately, peace truly manifests from within. So, look inside and know you're doing much better than you probably think! And if all else fails—chocolate. =P

    2. I. Love. This. Any, yeah, the chocolate.

  4. I've spent the last few weeks really actively trying to find that trust again. Who knew all I had to do, was stop neglecting myself to find it. All too often, as a woman and a mother, I land myself in that place of pushing myself to the bottom of the priority list. Never helpful and yet, the initial go to.
    Thanks for the reminder to chill. Now for some really good coffee with a side of chocolate ๐Ÿ˜

    1. Coffee and chocolate is always a good start! =D I think it's SO easy as women to neglect ourselves, and it is especially challenging for mothers to work in some self-care time. Women are blessed with a wonderful nurturing intuition but rarely is that applied to ourselves. I've come to learn (quite recently as well!) that it's a daily effort to make sure your needs are met. As trite as it may be the saying is true—when your cup is full you have more to pour.

      Enjoy that coffee!! ♥


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