A Guest offering ~
To our ancestors we would probably appear to be super heroes, magicians at every moment. For we are not only able to fly, but travel through time zones as well; we can communicate with friends and family thousands of miles away within seconds; the creation of the micro-chip allows us to store prodigious volumes of information in our pockets; news from the other end of the world spreads at lightning speed through the ‘square box’ in our living rooms, our desktops, iPods and smart phones, and we can now talk to the masses through satellites without having to beat drums to congregate people in the central square!
It’s both awesome and freaky at the same time; we look around in bewilderment for proof that all that is happening in our modern world is real and not science fiction. We feel drawn to taste, touch and smell the sights and sounds around us to assure ourselves that life on earth is REAL.
But what makes the world go around? Is it money or trust? Every time we step onto a plane we are forced to trust the pilot and the airline, the same with a taxi. Each time we buy produce or a product, we blindly trust its label of contents; how many of us actually measure the ‘quarter’ pounder or bother to check the level of sodium laurel sulphate in our shampoos? Even driving can be a risky business, not just due to speed, but because we have to trust that everyone who has a license is sane! We trust the food we eat at five-star restaurants or cheap bistros won’t give us food poisoning. Our lives are handed over to doctors and shrinks to mend and manage. We put our cash and life earnings in the hands of banks, and further believe the money we transfer will be waiting for us in another country. We entrust our children to teachers and minders to expect that they will do their jobs and give our kids the appropriate education without abuse. The list goes on. Although trust is always in question in our volatile world, we are constantly forced to employ it. Those who do not are labeled paranoid!
As life gets more complex, and although the trust may have been breached on occasion, there is an ever increasing need to continue to trust our fellow citizens. As we trust, we hope that the other party will live up to that trust. Advances in science have also helped us conclude that a species is likely to survive and thrive if they are cooperative, communicative, connected and mutually accommodating. How could this truly happen if we did not believe in each other? What we are able to achieve as a family, society, country… the sum of the collective is greater than any one individual!
Since we live in an interdependent world, and cannot be absolutely independent, we are forced to trust. The wish for independence should not take away from the “we” perspective, that is, the recognition of interdependence, and the greater goal of unity and comm-unity. In this diverse world in which we value independence, the most independent cooperate, communicate and connect easily. It has been consistently demonstrated that people with a strong support network and sense of community live longer, are less vulnerable to illness, and tend to live happier and more fulfilling lives.
In the words of the UN, without trust we perish! At every moment we are forced to trust the workings of the world. We need to trust that what is turning around in the minds of people are thoughts of love and kindness not deceit and hatred. We have to believe it; there is no other way. To think negatively and pessimistically means only to injure my own soul. We cannot allow ourselves to entertain the “conspiracy theory”, living in paranoia and doubting everyone and everything. Such people are actually put into sanatoriums!
To question means to doubt. Many great empires have fallen due to doubts or questioning trust. People have the need to trust. Most begin by trusting ‘until proven wrong’. Trust wins friends, cooperation, love, respect, compassion and so much more. Trust is built with integrity, with a character that over time has proven to be trustworthy. Therefore it is vital that we stay consistent in our values and morals, not giving in to the temptation of ‘Maya’ — doubt and illusion.
Let us begin by trusting ourselves to be in the right place at the right time, away from harm’s way and forewarned by the universe. Trust others – give them the benefit of the doubt and trust the process of growth and maturity. Trust that time will heal; trust the Divine will provide all you need to fulfill your dreams.
It’s Time… to keep the balance between the head and heart – keep the heart open whilst staying close to the truth. Trust that the process of silence and meditation will truly fill you with the power to be able to respond to the ever-changing universe. Ask and it shall be given to you; seek and you shall find; trust and you will gain.
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Written from the heart … acknowledgements About the writer ..
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“Love and light for all the world” JS King