Building Trust in the Divine

Trust the divine

By Openhand

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

In spiritual evolution you’ll often hear of the need to develop trust. Trust in what? Trust in the divine perhaps, or trust in oneself? Or maybe we need trust that everything will turn out fine – whatever ‘fine’ actually means. Clearly it relates in some way to letting go and accepting the flow of life.

But does that mean acceptance of anything goes? What exactly is this thing called trust that we should be developing….?

Divine Trust: the Opposite of Control

Of course we’re very used to a world of control. Society is configured on pretty strict rules and regulations of how things work – step out of line and it tends to come down on you like a ton of bricks. So from an early age, in order to function in society people are conditioned to conform, to be bent and molded to fit the ‘right’ patterns.

I can distinctly recall emerging from such a restrictive prison. Trust was something that you seldom did. But then as I rediscovered the inherent interconnectivity of life and the flow through the moment. I discovered that as I progressively let go of this control, then I’d align with that flow. As I stretched my ‘wings’ outwards, somehow the universe would rise to support me.

But you have to know what the flow is. If the control aspect is still hanging on to a degree and needing the outcome to go a particular way, then it limits our ability read the flow, align with it and thereby develop trust in the divine. So the key is to understand where the flow is going.

Where Does the Flow Take You?

We often speak about this on Openhandweb and in our work. It seems we’re often heading against the spiritual mainstream, and in particular the concept of using connection to the divine in order to shape the life people might want. But who exactly is wanting? And how is this trust in the divine if it still has to go a particular way?

What if the purpose of life is to reveal the magnificence of who you are? What if there’s nothing else going on? Ever. When you burst through the ego, you touch the place of this infinite potential. It’s like crystal clear clarity and you realise you ARE that. What’s more, there is nothing else. All that you’ve struggled and worked for falls away. The bubble of the illusion bursts.

So then there comes a point where you’ll probably realise it’s not worth being anywhere else other than in this hallowed space. In which case, any limitation or contraction – lack of trust for example – would be confronted by this One Self – it would invite you to burst through your limitation, by configuring events to confront the limitation.

Meeting the Universe Halfway

If you begin to switch perspective in life from trying to gain an outcome from it, to instead observing yourself; looking to expand into any contraction that arises; to keep unleashing true beingness, then something truly miraculous happens – you begin to experience the unseen hand of the universe supporting your every move.

But you have to meet the universe half way to do this. And denial of the quiet directive doesn’t serve either – it leads to a false, intellectual enlightenment, a shadow of the real thing. Meeting the universe half way takes surrender – trust. It’s the universe waiting for your initiation, for you to make the first step. Hence you have to go out on a limb to break down the fear and need to control.

You have to be prepared to make yourself vulnerable.

Opening Up to the Moment

If you can accept the moment to the degree you need no outcome from it, then you begin to open to the moment. But it’s not an acceptance of anything goes. It’s not giving up. You find instead, that as you soften and open, increased sensitivity and awareness arises. You start to pick up, amplify and channel the energy of the divine. You unleash gifts of beingness you could never have predicted you’d have.

As you ride this arising wave within, it sweeps you through the outer world with increasing ease and effortlessness.

But to me trust is no on/off thing. There’s progressive levels of it. If you start with the little things in life (“Shall I take this route to work or that one?” for example) then you start to notice how the universe is coaxing you to a greater expression of yourself. It will be risky yes, it will push the boundaries yes. But that’s the point of life – to develop you as a being.

Trust the divine - Waters edge quote

Developing Trust

So what can you do to develop more trust in the divine flow today?

  • Notice that if you’re truly following the flow, then you’ll be brought to a point of challenge, of confrontation. There’ll be all the excuses in the world why not to follow the pull. Watch this place of denial and contraction
  • At some point – assuming you want to progress – you’re going to have to start breaking into these resistances – to follow what you know you’re really given to do. Ask yourself does it serve you to continue with the limitation?
  • Watch the physical/emotional impact of the resistance. Your body may get tight, breathing short, attention is distracted from full awareness of the moment. Think to yourself “what’s the worst possible outcome that could happen here?”
  • Contemplate this deeply and all the time, remember that you are the inviolable source of all that is. That you created this victimisation to expand into the fullness that you are
  • Now soften into the tightness, feel through them, know yourself as the One
  • As you open into this void of emptiness, let true beingness arise, then follow through with the fullest expression of truth that you can. Even if this means simply committing to a different pathway home.
  • Watch the synchronicity as the universe comes in to meet you.

A Greater Possibility of Yourself

What have you got to lose? Why stay in the limitation? Why not expand a greater possibility in yourself?

I guarantee that if you do this, you’ll discover things about yourself you never dreamed possible. Your trust in the divine will escalate. And what’s more, trust in yourself – as a being – will flourish too.

That’s what I get from this amazing video about trust which came to me recently. It speaks to me of pushing the envelope. But not recklessly. Rather to do so with awareness and surrender into the moment – feeling and intuiting exactly what wants to happen next. How might it inspire you in your life today?…

Why Trust is Worth It….

From my heart to yours

(on behalf of Openhand)

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About the author:

Openhand is the name we give to a highly evolved benevolent consciousness that has been around since the dawning of time. It is that energy which works within the weave of the fabric of life, helping to unravel blockages, rebalance disharmony and bring greater enlightenment to the universe. It works as a synchronistic mirror, revealing what is holding us back and how we can take the next evolutionary step. Openhand Foundation works on behalf of this energy, helping ground its presence in this realm.

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  • kala

    But to me trust is no on/off thing. There’s progressive levels of it. If you start with the little things in life (“Shall I take this route to work or that one?” for example) then you start to notice how the universe is coaxing you to a greater expression of yourself. It will be risky yes, it will push the boundaries yes. But that’s the point of life – to develop you as a being.

    I really like this, you brought home that in life if im looking to answer all the big questions, i forget to start with the little ones, such as should i go this way? or should I take this day off? or should i say something to someone about this? and the more practice you get with the little questions and how you feel with them, then you will realize the answer to your big questions, i love the saying the smallest things change the biggest pictures

    I will start to look at your website more, I really like how you guys present things, and the more ideals i gather from others it will help me
    thank you

  • Lorna Richard

    In reading your article it had me confused. The very title of this article is convoluted in the knowing of oneself. The title building trust in the Divine implies our attachment to mind. . To understand that you do not need trust to be spiritual or to express your Divinity.

    . You speak of bursting through the ego, yet it is the subconscious programming that we actually transcend to have the direct experience of the spiritual aspect of oneself. When seeing through the duality created from being in separation consciousness and stepping into the knowing of the truth and having the direct experience of all aspects of self trust is a non issue. The idea of trust is a condition of the individual mind and is part of our own conditioning.

    What does it mean to be spiritually evolved? We are spirit expressing in physical form, one is never not spiritual. It is in the over identification with the physical that has confuses the issue. We have in our cognition separated sprit from the physical. You are the Divine why would you have to build trust to express your Divinity?

    When operating from the cognitive mind then you will find yourself in a perpetual loop of past programming. The very notion of having an opposite of anything is an indication of ones operating system. The truth is the opposite of control is freedom. Freedom from mind. For it is when an individual is operating from their linear mind that one has the illusion of control.

    The world is reflecting our operating system. We have been operating with in the narrow constraints of our own subconscious programming this is what has inhibited ther full expression of our Divinity. To understand that the ego is not our subconscious programming, the ego is the individualized expression of spirit. The alter ego was created when we forgot our origin and our original nature and became over identified with the brain and the linear mind was created.
    . The creator, you, did not make any mistakes when the ego was created. This misunderstanding is a stumbling block for those that are teaching spirituality. The imbalance of the ego is not the fault of the ego, even our misidentification of self is not our fault. It is a flaw in our human design and the need for the autonomic nervous system in the regulation of our bodies operation. The imbalance occurred as a result of the relationship between the autonomic nervous system with the subconscious program. We have given control over to this imprinting. We are the creators of our own reality. We see the outer world and believe this is the way of creation. It is not. The outer reality is expressing our imbalanced state.

    The notion of being connected is a misunderstanding and is a result of not seeing with the eyes of our Divinity. When you are in the expression of Oneness where is the connection?

    Now that we are reclaiming our wholeness, the integration of all of who and what we are, Before any real shift can occur to return us to Oneness it would be a good idea to drop words that have been created while expressing through the linear mind, that have been created from the illusion of separation. The words created from our cognition of being separate and that have created separation consciousness. For me I am in the process of retraining my brain to think and perceive in oneness so it is important to use words that describe this state of expression.

    Such a word is ‘connection’ in Oneness there is no connection for all is one, it is our mind that has been trained to perceive in separation that has attachments and has the need to feel connected. The heart when set free to love as it was designed to does not have a connection. It is in relationship to life and is open to love freely.

    Once our individual mind has had the experience of oneness it surrenders to it’s own training, and helps us with expanding our awareness. Does that make sense?

    Just as the clouds in the sky are not separate from the atmosphere so to are you not separate from your own Source.

    You need do nothing to have your wholeness, you need not be still, or have a quite mind, or clean out your garbage.

    Just as the clouds in the sky do not have to ground into the atmosphere to feel connected, you do not have to ground into the earth. The feeling of disconnect is an indication of your operating system, and is a result of your conditioning.

    This illusion is a result of living from the conditioned mind and seeing through the filters of your subconscious programming. This illusion has you believing that you are separate from Spirit, separate from your own Source, our outer reality. it is illogical to keep believing this when you have the understanding that all is energy. Just as steam rising out of the boiling water it is all energy and is impossible to separate the steam from the water. It is impossible to separate you from the earth…you and the earth are ONE!

    The very nature of this reality created by this illusion has you in bondage if you are allowing the limitation of others to keep you in fear.

    Surrender in the knowing that you are already whole.

    How can you be connected to something that is already you, you are your Source. It is a perceptual misunderstand that has kept you hostage and keeping you imprinted with the notion that there is a higher power than you.

    You are me and I am you and what we are is everything.

    Know who you are!

    Surrender to the knowing that you are magnificent.

    You have always been loved and always will be loved regardless as to how you perceive yourself and the actions you have taken.