Trust: A Powerful Message The Universe Teaches Us

by Barbara

Salt mines

 

When I was in Peru on a sacred journey with six other women and a shaman, my life lesson of trust came up several times. One was about having enough money to return home to America. Another lesson in trust was about having enough stamina required for hiking at high altitudes. The life lesson in trust I will focus on in this article is about being stranded in the middle of nowhere.

Have you ever been stranded? Wondering if you’ll ever get back to where you’re from? On the dirt road leading to and from the mountain side salt mines in Maras, our tour bus broke down. We were located on a desolated area. The Andes mountains were in the distance, majestically situated on the horizon, providing a stunning backdrop for our path. I noticed we had passed a couple of barefoot Peruvians walking with burros along the road. When our tour guide announced our bus had sustained a broken gas line, the shaman took this opportunity to give a talk about esoteric concepts of the feminine divine.

Instead of panicking about our dilemma, I fantasized we would travel back to town on burros. Where would the number of burros come from to transport our group, I did not know. I figured they would magically appear, as humans help one another in times of disaster and vehicle troubles. Surely, the loving indigenous people of Peru would help us. I did not fear, I trusted we would be taken care of. And we were. The bus driver repaired the gas line and we were on our way within twenty minutes. Anything could have happened to that gas line that would have prevented a repair to take place. Instead, the Universe provided for us, through this gift of an easy and relatively speedy repair.

If I had not trusted that all was in Divine Order and timing, with purpose, stress hormones would have raced through my blood vessels, causing unnecessary strain on my body. The stress from panicking would have prevented me from enjoying the shaman’s impromptu lecture, because my thoughts would have been focused elsewhere. And from this situation, I was able to appreciate what a beautiful place to receive education, outdoors, with no distractions of city life around us. How Divine!

What can we learn from this experience?

1. Staying in a state of calm and serenity creates and maintains physical and emotional health.

2. Appreciate the moment the experience is given to us, no matter how it is delivered.

3. The Universe responds to our thoughts and state of being.

If you find yourself stranded and wondering what will happen next, trust you will be taken care of. All of your needs will be met beyond your greatest expectations.

Blessings and joy!

Barbara Becker 

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Alexandra McAllister

Such a lovely article, Barbara. Thanks for sharing your story. I love the way you fantasized traveling back to town on a burro! The universe brought what you needed! Love it! 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

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MarVeena

Thank you for sharing your adventure! We can always trust our own guidance system!

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Angela Giles

Staying in a state of calm is really important to me – especially when the daily winds of life constantly blow.  As a mother of 3 boys – I constantly have to do this because I want to raise them in a great world that feels like it is constantly shifting.

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Barbara

God bless you Angela, for guiding and loving three boys. I am so glad your boys are here. They are going to change this world for the better!!

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Karla Campos

Great story Barbara and something I needed to hear today. I have been stranded many times and been in dangerous situations but somehow the universe has always come through. Got to love that universe : )

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Barbara

Yes, the Universe provides everything for us!

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Shari

Great story, Barbara.  "Please send me a burro — in whatever form" may make its way into my prayer repertoire thanks to you! 🙂

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Barbara

Okay, one burro coming your way, with loving intentions!

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Elizabeth Maness

this is really great advice and I have struggles with it! Thank you for the tips and I am going to try some of these techniques as I stay focused and believe!
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Meryl Hershey Beck

Wonderful article Barbara, trusting in your higher power is the best way to get through a stressful situation. 

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Tom Holmberg

Loved your story and I admire you trusting that you would find your way back to safety. 

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Anita

I so learned to do this in 2012. There was one challenge after another, but I remained calm. I did allow myself a few minutes to break down each week..LOL

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MamaRed

Oh my Barbara…learning this one is my biggest lesson and I'm definitely not in the state you are yet, so thanks for guiding me to my next do-able step!
 
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Daniele Holmberg

Great article! I know I would have freaked out.  I need to take your advice and be more chill if something like this occurs.:)

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Norma Doiron @Explode Your Business ONLINE!

I so agree with you. Staying calm in the middle of chaos can be done!  I know… I've been there. I keep reminding myself that what seems like the worst thing at the moment in hindsight was not the end of the world, that this too shall pass… and my God is bigger than my circumstances. THEN? Peace comes down…. Great post, thanks for sharing! <3

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Helena Bowers

What a beautiful experience to have! Thank you so much for sharing and for the reminder that when we trust, we are provided for. I needed that today.

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Lisa Frederiksen - BreakingTheCycles.com

This is beautiful, Barbara, and a concept I fully embrace as well. It is so important to let "it" ebb and flow for as you write, the devastation of stress hormones on our physical and emotional health is powerful and the opportunities to experience, grow, learn and simply enjoy are missed.

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Susan Myers

What a beautiful story Barbara.  Thanks for sharing and reminding us to TRUST in a time of need.

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Sharon O'Day

Besides letting go and trusting … you happened to be in an energetically magical area, around Maras and all the other sites.  I was there in November and found exquisite things happening on a regular basis.  Folding into the event and staying present is certainly the best way out when you're dealing with the unknown.

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