Life certainly gives us curve balls. Uncertainty surrounds us each and every day and many people focus on them. What they do not appreciate is that there are signs of certainty surrounding us just as much if not more but they never see them let alone look for them. To master uncertainty, you must look at all the possibilities that surround you. Sometimes, you must even ask for them.
Last weekend at my Awaken & Empower Your Intuition Retreat in Rhode Island, I awoke uncertain. I knew in my soul that it was to be an inspiring event. In my head, the gremlins were talking. So, I went down to the lake at sunrise to ask the Spirit of The East (which is associated with thoughts) to clear negative thinking and to show me a sign that I was indeed on the right path. I took the picture to the right above. And, I knew, then and there that I was safe and I was ‘home’ and that I was indeed able to live through the mystery of the day and love it. See, the picture on the left, is the view I’ve seen every summer for the past 40 years. It is from the deck of my family’s summer home in New Hampshire. They view was almost exactly the same!!! And, I smiled and knew that you CAN look and ask for signs to confirm and support you any time, any day.
In his book, The Art Of Uncertainty, Dennis Merrit Jones writes about learning to love the unknown by staying present in the moment. My biggest take aways from the book is The Power of the 3 P’s: perseverance, persistence and passion. They serve as guideposts along your journey. To have these on your journey, to have defined what your soul wants you to do and follow that compass with the 3 p’s and ask for guidance along the way. Our Soul knows what journey to take and knows that we have the potential to do whatever is our truest desire. It knows that we are already successful regardless of where we are on that journey.
It’s that unknown, the uncertainty, that stops so many people. It’s the mystery of it that creates roadblocks. Had I let the unknown mystery of how the day would unfold at the retreat, I know that those in attendance would NOT have had the strong, supportive experience that they did. My uncertainty would have blocked the energy of my passion. I asked for support from my thoughts to be quieted down and aligned. I asked for support from above (in this case the Spirit of the East) and I was given that in spades! It’s important to see that uncertainty, that roadblock, acknowledge it and ask for support from within and above. So that you can move in and past the uncertainty to love the journey and ‘in-joy’ the ride!
What parts of uncertainty have held you back in the past? What are you uncertain of now? And, how can you ask for support to get past it and live in the joy of it? Hint: Acknowledging it in the comments is the start of releasing the fear of it and embracing the joy of it!