“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart even when it leads you off the well worn path; and that will make all the difference.”– Steve Jobs [Stanford commencement speech, June 2005]
I often tease that I am continuously building my trust muscle. Making it stronger by exercising it. Sometimes the work is easy and sometimes it is downright hard. Trusting the unknown can be very scary. My human nature does not want to let go of control.
Maybe it is part of our built in survival mode to want to know what is going to happen? I am sure scientists have a fancy name for it. What I know from experience is that when I cling to outcomes that I can only reason through with my human mind I inevitably fall short of what could be. But, when I lightly hold on to the big picture of what I want and then allow the details of “how” that will happen to fill in on their own, I am always amazed at how the unexpected help shows up just when I need it.
I don’t believe this help is luck, good fortune or blessings raining down on me. Those labels make us believe that the stars only shine brightly on a few. When in reality the stars shine down on all of us equally.
How do I know this?
Because I have worked with enough people to know that each of us enters into this physical life with a Vibe Tribe. A group of energy beings that are part of your human adventure.
Imagine yourself as an astronaut in reverse. As a Soul you sign up to take part in a cutting edge adventure. You are going to planet Earth—a destination not for the faint of heart. You prepare yourself for the trip. You understand that this journey is an exploration and you will gather much information. You also know that you have a team of Beings that are staying behind in the energy realm to help you along your journey. This team is like mission control. They have the ability to see things you can’t always see through your human astronaut suit. They have the ability to look at the bigger picture from where they sit. They aren’t telling you what to do, but they are offering guidance or information from their vantage point. You, as the human point person, are leading the adventure since you are the one willing to take the journey.
You may not always see from your human perspective what is going to happen in the long run, but you can trust that your Vibe Tribe can see. They can see the big picture and are nudging you in the direction of your desires. One little nudge at a time. One small step. Trusting that the dots will connect and the path will unfold.