Is something that’s a little difficult at times. As I thought of the topic, I wondered how close expectations and trust are related. So much so that I looked it up. Expectations: ‘a strong belief that something will happen or be the case in the future’ and Trust: ‘a firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.’
Trusting the words, we blurt out is a biggie. A friend was telling me that she was thinking about a friend and all the sudden she spoke the words: ‘I’m being psychically attacked.’ She then said she received a reading prior to this and was told that a little candle magic might be helpful to stop the attack. How many signs do we need to be given before trusting in something?
Backstory: In my own personal experience, I awakened one time from first a meditation and then sleep. I knew instantly that a friend of mine still had cancer in her body. I spoke those literal words. I was surprised they came out of my mouth.
Do I trust this is true? I should. Does that mean it is expected? Well, yes, yes to both.
It seems to me that in a lot of ways it’s easier for me to trust Spirit than people. Again, makes sense. If you want to trust a friendship but keep being given signs that you should or shouldn’t, you must listen to those signs. Then my thoughts go to are those signs real or imagined. Let’s face it, most trust issues come from childhood situations.
Look at it like this, those black and yellow eastern lubber grasshoppers are expected to be here. I trust that they will be. This year I moved my plants in to save them and I squashed those grasshoppers without thought to their lives, which is so not me.
Sacred Contracts (expectations) and Free Will (trust) are biggies, too. This blog seems fragmented to me. Perhaps that’s one of the thoughts to consider here.
According to Wikipedia, ‘in urban sociology, fragmentation refers to the absence or underdevelopment of connections between a society and the grouping of certain of its members. These connections may concern culture, nationality, race, language, occupation, religion, income level, or other common interests.’
Maybe if we let go of expectations, we can allow trust to be.
Lori Carter is a freelance writer and Spiritualist Medium -- truly a Spiritual Being, and aren't we all.