Providence — the protective care of God or of nature as a spiritual power.
The moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no one could have dreamt would have come their way.
W.H. Murray, 1913 – 1996, Scottish writer
One of the most paralyzing times in life is feeling that the lantern is too dim to show us the path ahead. In these times we feel without direction. Somehow the workings of the inner compass are stalled. Where do I go? What direction should I follow? Why isn’t the path clear?
When things aren’t clear or moving fast enough we become anxious and impatient. Instead of accepting the lull and just being in the holding pattern, we conjure up possibilities and even manufacture next steps. The act of “doing something” may be what we think we need. We are always planning the meticulous blueprint for the next place or phase ahead. We forever attempt to chisel and carve and prune toward our futures.
When we are always in search of, do we give up the chance to just be? Perhaps doing nothing is best of all in these times! And what you may see is that nothing really is something. You may begin to notice little signs and feel nudges. Many say they never get a gut instinct on anything. Truly, everyone has the ability to receive a nudge or a whisper. But — we must sit still. We must hear our own breathing first. And in these reflective, quiet times — direction takes root.
You will see that everything somehow connects and matters. And you will come to believe that the Universe has you in mind to guide you and keep you. And once you truly feel the Divine connection and trust that you are moving forward toward the next place — the worry and stress will decrease. As the jet stream pulls you forward go with it. Follow the breadcrumbs. But remember the path is never one line. There will be zigs and zags and the lantern may even dim. But you’ll find your way, and Providence will find you.