Trusting in Life
St. Francis through Anina Davenport
Today we would like to talk about how to develop trust
in life and what trusting in life means and what it does not mean. Trusting
in life or trusting in God or a universal intelligence or a higher power or
inner Self or whatever words you have is a skill. It is a learned skill. Now
some of you are surprised by this statement. You thought it just happened.
You climb out of the womb and here you are one with all life and trusting
that life will lead and protect you. It might work like that if you are a
squirrel but as a human you have to develop this trust and if you look
around many people do not trust life or themselves or anybody really.
So how do you develop trust in life? It is a trial and error process. You decide to trust life. You decide that you will be alright even though you might be right now in a difficult situation. You trust and you watch life unfold. The truth is that life mirrors your beliefs so if you fight life circumstances will become more difficult. If you relax and surrender then life can send you help and peace of mind. So trusting life means that you trust that things will be alright. You trust that whatever happens will help you learn and evolve and you trust that also difficult situations will have some merit. Maybe you are learning to stand up for yourself. Or you are learning to develop patience or endurance.
How you see life is very important. If you think life
is just some Darwinian survival of the fittest you will be scared because
you can be eradicated any time by a stronger energy or by competition.
Nature too can become your enemy, something else to fight against. If on the
other hand you see life as sacred and meaningful you will intend to find
meaning and purpose in even unpleasant or difficult situations. We think the
second way is the safer and saner way to live.
Life will mirror your beliefs. If you think you are surrounded by enemies then they will be there. If you believe that everyone and everything on Earth has a Divine spirit inside and is part of God then you can see the Divine even in a violent person. You won’t excuse his behavior but you can see beyond it. Remind yourself often, “He too is Divine. I will not hate him or anybody.” Refuse to hate. You can do it. You can be upset about another’s actions and you can ask for justice but do not hate. It hurts the other person and yourself and those around you, your family for example because negative energy is contagious just as positive energy is contagious. Hate spreads like a spider web and we apologize to the spider kingdom but it is a good analogy. If you can refuse hate in yourself and from others you are doing much for peace within and without. If you need to express your hate before you can release it then go and talk to a therapist or counselor or write it in your journal and then burn the pages and give the energy to God.
Hate gets in the way of trust in life. Any negative energies get in the way and the more you can release negativity the more you will be able to trust and accept the blessings life has to offer you. It is a natural process. You release old energies and the inner sacred Self that is innocent and trusting can emerge.
Now trusting life does not necessarily imply you trust other people. It means you trust the process of life. Let us say you need money for a project that will bring you income. You trust life. You trust that you will be helped in your endeavor or that if your project is not a good idea life will show you another way to receive income to pay your bills. Let us say your project is good and in alignment with highest good. Someone tells you he will lend you the money at the time you need it to purchase certain supplies but you don’t trust the person. You believe that he makes promises that he later cannot keep. So you say, “No thank you.” You go to the next person or you meet with someone at your bank. You take your business plan with you.
Another example: You have a friend who lets you down a lot. When you really need her she gets busy and has no time to talk to you. In this case you trust not your friend but you trust yourself that you will be okay if times get hard. You trust life that it will either bring you other people to support you or show you ways to deal with certain challenges by yourself. You trust in life. You trust in the universe. The universe is abundant.
If you insist on life providing you what you want in only one way you are limiting the abundance that life can bring you. If you say, “Friendship can only come through Sarah and not through any of the other billions of people on this planet,” you are limiting yourself.
Questioner: I was hurt by a woman. Now I don’t
trust women but I want a relationship. What do I do?
Saint Francis: You have to learn to trust again. Trust in life. Trust in God.
Questioner: I meet a woman and I am in fear.
Saint Francis: Stay there. Stay in the fear and breathe and say to yourself, “I trust life. I trust the universe. I trust that life will send me the right people.”
Questioner: What can I do to attract a loving
Saint Francis: Be loving yourself. First of all
be loving to yourself. Be kind to yourself. Work on yourself energetically.
Release old negative energies. Keep your aura clear. Work on your beliefs.
Change beliefs that say, “Everyone is out to hurt me. The world is a cold
place. Women cannot be trusted.” Change these beliefs to, “I trust the
universe. The universe is a benign place. God, Divine Mother, the universe
love me.” (Pick whichever words work for you). Have a positive attitude. Try
it for a month. You might be surprised how your life changes. Life is a
mirror. If you keep believing that women are not trustworthy so it will be
for you. If you believe money is evil you will repel it. Your mind will be
drawn to all the evil uses of money. Watching TV you will skip the channel
with the charity event and focus on money buying more bombs.
Questioner: Isn’t there a place of trust inside
Saint Francis: Yes there is.
Questioner: Why can’t we access it?
Saint Francis: You do access it but then you get
distracted again by the world. You see bombings on TV and you think, “This
place of love and trust which I felt this morning in my meditation, what
does it matter? The world is still a mess.”
Questioner: Yes, I’ve felt that.
Saint Francis: The world will always be a mess
to some extent although things will get better in about six years. But even
then there will still be some war and strife. (But many problems will be
solved). So our point is if you wait for the world to be perfect until you
start your spiritual practice and learn to trust God or/and the universe you
might as well give up now. Save your efforts. Make the decision to stay
depressed and gloomy. Decide to live in your little world where you don’t
trust anybody and you can be miserable. After all, you have the right to be
Questioner: You are exaggerating.
Saint Francis: No, many people are right now making this decision and it is not our job to stop them but it is our job to point out what they are doing. The choice as always is yours. Do you decide to love life? Love yourself and your fellow beings or do you stay stuck in negativity? It’s a choice.
Copyright Anina Davenport 2006
Anina Davenport is the author of Reflections on Ascension and her new book Energetic Empowerment. To read an excerpt of Energetic Empowerment or to order go to www.IUniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. Anina can be reached at Aninadavenport@earthlink.net.
St. Francis through Anina Davenport
Your country is going through a hard time right now. There is terrorism, the war in Iraq, natural disasters, friction at home and people’s personal problems such as illness, financial woes, divorce, loneliness, etc.
As a light worker what are you to do? Well, one of the ways that you serve your country and yourself is by radiating Peace. There is a frequency of Peace that you can tune into. In the coming months we from the higher realms will broadcast it to you. It is easy to tune into if you wish. One way to tune into it is to say, “God, please send me Peace,” or “Greater Spirit, I open myself to your Peace.”
Once you receive it you can radiate it. Say, “I ask for the energy of peace to go to Highest Good.” See it coming through you and going to places where it is needed. It is not leaving you by the way. It is a steady stream of energy, a bit like a river going through you and it is going to people in your country and to other countries. It is going to war-torn places and to places where there is sadness and despair. That could be the Sudan or maybe your neighbor. You need not know. No need to control the river. Just open yourself up to its blessings. It will wash you clean and clear out some fears you have. It is a blessing.
Question: I am afraid to call on spirit. I had some bad experiences with negative spirits.
Saint Francis: Start with calling in the Archangels. Call in Archangel Michael, Ariel, Raphael and Gabriel. Put them into the four corners of your room. Ask for help and protection. Then call in Jesus or Mother Mary or Kali or Buddha or whoever you are comfortable with. Then ask for the energy of peace to be sent to you. Also ask Jesus to clear you of any negative cords or old energies not needed anymore. Light a candle if you wish. See old energies dissolving in its light. Ask for God’s light to protect you.
Question: Don’t we have Peace within?
Saint Francis: Yes you do, and this meditation will remind you of the Peace you have inside. It will stir it.
So what you are doing is creating a probability of Peace. It is another runway so to speak if you like the analogy of an airport. You make it available to others by anchoring it here on earth. As Laura pointed out all have Peace within but it is kind of hard to experience when people are shooting at you or throwing their hate at you and your country. If you live in a very peaceful place you can anchor Peace for those who don’t have it right now. Support each other, dear ones.
This energy will help all of you . If there is no peace within the peace without cannot take place. The best way to help bring about Peace in your country is to have Peace within.
Question: I don’t want to be a doormat.
Saint Francis: You can be peaceful and say what you want to say, stand up for others and for yourself. You are more effective this way than if you start to shout.
Question: There is such a split in our country. What can I do?
Saint Francis: Be Peaceful. Be Peaceful. Be Peaceful. Offer your Peace to others. Whether they are Democrats or Republicans or Independents or Greens or people who are undecided. Say, “I can see your point and here are some thoughts that I have. Can we look at this together? Not argue, not disagree right away. Look at it together. We want the best for this world, for this planet. We might disagree on the way but don’t we both want the best? Clean air, good food, peace and love for us and our children? Can we agree on that? Find common denominators and get back to what you have in common. Republicans want peace and democracy for Iraq and so do the Democrats. Both sides want that. Both Republican and Democratic women want freedom and equality for Iraqi women. The right to choose one’s destiny and follow one’s life purpose.
Question: But there are many differences.
Saint Francis: Yes and if you focus on those you make them bigger. If you focus on the common themes you give them energy. We are not saying disregard the differences. Say, “Okay we disagree right now on A,B,C but maybe we can look at a common goal here.”
That will produce change. Love will produce change. Understanding makes a difference. You might come to see you two are not so different. There is fear on both sides. Republicans fear that their values are undermined and so do Democrats. Love and compassion is the answer.
Question: Some politicians talk about love and compassion but deliver fear and hate.
Saint Francis: You need to listen to the energy behind the words. Where is that person coming from? Fear, the need to control, power, greed or love? Usually there is a mix. Some politicians are more attuned to peace than others. Listen to your heart when you decide whom to vote for. Go by their energy not their words or promises.
Question: So what do I do to promote Peace.
Saint Francis: Let us give you a meditation. Bring in the Archangels Michael, Ariel, Gabriel and Raphael. Put them in the four corners of your room. Bring in Jesus, Mother Mary, Krishna, Buddha, Tara or whoever you work with. Let Jesus or whoever you have chosen give you a golden ball of light. Put it into your heart chakra. Expand the light. Let it engulf you. Now make it bigger. Let it go out into the world. You are not doing anything. You are just watching. Say, “I want to be a vessel for peace.” See the energy go to parts of the globe. You can put a globe next to you or a map. Or you can simply ask for it to go to Highest Good. See the words Highest Good for all. Close your meditation. Close down your chakras and relax.
Question: How do I close down my chakras?
Saint Francis: Either just intend or have some ritual such as physically moving your hand from the front seventh chakra down to your first chakra three times. Washing your hands is helpful as well. It is something that says, “Okay, I’m back in ordinary consciousness and my aura is appropriately positioned. Not too big and not too small. Ready to deal with the world or whatever your next step is.
This is how you create Peace. This is how you change the World. Now we are not against action for example if you decide to support a party or a cause such as saving the rain forest for example. All good ideas but bring in peace as well. Do it with peace. Stand up to your adversaries with peace. Talk to them with love in your heart.
Question: That is hard.
Saint Francis: Yes, so practice. Practice with your neighbors, your dog (laughter), your flowers.
Question: Saint Francis, I have so much anger.
Saint Francis: As you know we never suggest to people to suppress their anger. Well, if you have no impulse control you have to learn to suppress your anger and deal with it later but the ordinary person needs to work on not suppressing anger and at the same time not letting it run you. Constant explosions will also lead you to few friends. No one wants to hang out next to a volcano. So as we have stated in our book you need to find a way to process your anger. For example writing can be one way. Write down, “I am angry at (name) because…Write as much as you want. Let it be released on paper and then burn it or tear it in little pieces. Offer it to God or to Higher Consciousness, to Jesus or to whoever you feel close to: Krishna, Buddha, Tara, Kali, Mother Mary, your spiritual guides.
Keep doing that for a while and then new insights will come. For example you might find out that underneath your anger was fear or a desire that you wanted to have fulfilled or some old guilt. Look at it dear ones, that is what it is there for: to be looked at, understood and released.
Another helpful exercise is to keep asking yourself, “What do I want? What do I want?” Often anger is a sign that you are out of touch with your wishes, your dreams, your goals. Are you living another person’s dreams? Are you in law because your mother wanted you to be? Or was it a soul desire of yours? Question. Ask. Why are you so angry at the politician on TV? Is it all just politics or are there other issues? Why is the war in Iraq so painful to you while genocide in Sudan gets less of a response? Why do the people who died on 9/11 produce so much grief while the thousands who die every day from starvation are not so important to you?
We won’t tell you what to think or what not to think, just to question your assumptions. If you felt happier before 9/11 let us remind you that before 9/11 approximately the same number of people died every day from war, torture, disease, starvation, pollution, earthquakes and other causes as after 9/11. When it is time to go one can go in many ways.
So what is the answer? It is Peace. Inner Peace for yourself and others. We want you to stay focused on that. We have in the past talked about spiritual muscles. There are among others spiritual muscles of patience, endurance and focus. We want you to focus on Peace even as the focus is on war, disaster, turmoil. We want you to stay centered even though around you there may be chaos and anxiety. This is not to suppress emotions but to take a clear stand. A stand for peace, for sanity, for living now and not in the past or future. The past is over and the future will take care of itself if you are awake. Don’t go to sleep. Be here now. Do exercises if that helps. Visualizations, physical centering exercises like Tai Chi, Yoga or simply walking, gardening.
Be relaxed as well. Drop your tensions. Give them to God. Have faith in God or the Universe or a Higher power, whatever concept works for you. Have faith that you can be centered, aligned with your Higher Self and grounded.
Question: I have anxiety and I’ve been to doctors but they could not help. I keep watching the news and I worry so much about people who are being tortured and hurt.
Saint Francis: Have you noticed how the anxiety level goes up when the threat level in your country is raised? You have little color bands that are used.
Question: Yes, I find my anxiety going up.
Saint Francis: You are not the only one. We see it on an energetic level. Vibrations decrease. Peace and harmony get put on the back burner and anxiety gets re-energized. Now we can’t do anything about the colors. Somebody decided it was a good idea. Possibly a well-meaning person who knows little about energy.
You have a choice now, Diane. You can join the sea of anxiety which is certainly available and is being re-energized by new threat levels or you can create your own reality so to speak and say, “I trust God. I trust my Higher Self. Whatever happens I will be okay. My spirit is whole at all times. God loves me.”
Now on a practical level if you are a first responder for example, there might be a new training you will attend. For example how to deal with a certain chemical. We have no problem with practical training. It is raising the fear level or contributing to raising the fear level that we object to.
Now let’s get back to your spiritual muscles. Muscles get trained when there is weight, when there is resistance. If there was no anxiety or fear around you would not need to train your peace muscles but here in this sea of anxiety you are asked to. A little anger can be useful too by the way. As in, “Damn it, I’m not going to buy into all this craziness. I’m going to stay sane. I will follow my Higher Self, my consciousness and nothing else. Yes, I’ll listen to feedback, suggestions, but ultimately it is God who decides. The God within, not some outside God who supposedly hates people who differ from me. That is all illusion. God loves everyone. No one is not appreciated by God.”
So relax. Hold your peace. Work with us or whoever you work with. Call to the Holy Mother to help you. Call to Jesus, Krishna, Buddha, your Higher Self or whoever you are comfortable with and become a warrior of Peace. Live Peace now. Reject fear and negativity. Send it to God and His Divine light to be cleared.
Peace be with all of you.
Copyright 2005 Anina Davenport
Anina Davenport is the author of Reflections on Ascension and her new book Energetic Empowerment. Both books are channeled and available from Amazon.com. Energetic Empowerment can also be ordered from IUniverse at IUniverse.com or by calling 1-800-AUTHORS. Anina can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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