Trusting the Process

Photo & painting by Victoria Constantino

Imagine you’re driving down a road at night. The only illumination is coming from your headlights, and beyond that, the rest is a mystery, shrouded in darkness. You trust that the road continues beyond what you can see, so you keep driving, the guidelines painted on the road snaking off endlessly into the hidden distance.

The healing journey is a little bit like that, and so is life. We keep going, because we trust that there will be a next thing, and a next, that we won’t suddenly cease to exist or fall off into planar nothingness. The healing journey is ours to navigate. It’s important that we trust the guideposts to show us the way. In order to see them, though, we must be paying attention.

Doing the work sometimes means navigating through darkness. Sometimes our only light comes from within, but our inner light is the brightest light of all. Once we uncover it, we remember who we are; we remember our truth. We may reach a point where we decide that we want to discard everything that covers up that light. Through a process of healing, clearing, and releasing—one layer at a time—we discover how brightly we can really shine.

As long as we keep moving and keep desiring to heal and grow, we will. No matter how blocked off we are or how deep our pain, we can reach that heart-opened place of allowing where the answers flow to us and the guideposts light up like beacons. Where we flow easily in alignment with our higher self and receive our highest guidance as naturally as we inhale breath into our lungs.

The more we trust, the more we let go of our grip and relax the need to control outcomes. That’s when things start to come together. Great ideas flow to us, solutions spring up in our path, and we realize suddenly how far we have come. We look back on the times we leaned into trust and flowed with the process, and understand that it led us to exactly where we needed to be.

Daily Reading: February 3, 2021

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As the third day of the second month, today brings forward motion and progress. Keywords today are prosperity, peace, and truth. We are guided to nurture a stable foundation of integrity within ourselves and to endeavor to practice integrity in all that we do. In this retrograde period, we will benefit from slowing down even when things around us are speeding up, taking our time with our work and practices and diligently, thoroughly, and methodically working toward our goals. Giving ourselves time to focus on the tasks at hand will help to ensure that what we produce is of the highest quality. 

We are guided to maintain balance within ourselves and to do regular self-checks to ensure we are meeting our own needs. This week, we may need to lean more into compassion for others and confidence within ourselves, yet confidence that stems from a place of honesty rather than ego. Endeavoring to understand our own true nature will help us to move forward with more confidence, compassion, and depth of understanding. Connecting with what is in our hearts will enable us to connect more deeply with others. 

All of the numbers in today’s date add up to ten. We may be gaining closure and seeing things wrap up as we prepare to move on to what comes next. Flowing into each day and the changes that lie ahead is beneficial and allows for greater ease in our lives when we are not introducing resistance. This week, we are guided to focus on the ways we can honor our physical bodies, whether by making adjustments in our diets to ensure we are eating more fruits and vegetables, eating clean, getting exercise, or beautifying the space around us so that it is more comfortable and pleasing. These small adjustments can have big impacts on our mood and on our ability to focus, concentrate, and gain more enjoyment out of everyday life. 

Mantra: I flow with positive changes and allow what is for my highest good to arrive to me with ease. I hold more compassion for myself and for others. 

Daily Reading: January 27, 2021

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As the twenty-seventh day of the first month, today may bring good news. Something may be waiting in the wings for you to be ready to receive it. We can receive by opening our hearts and releasing resistance and blocks as we welcome the good. Today, we may also be seeing conclusions as what has served its purpose in our lives begins to wrap up. It may not be time to usher it out just yet, and we are guided to clear up any remaining debris and tie up any loose ends now to encourage its departure. Today highlights our spiritual gifts and abilities, as well as our innate talents. We may be on a discovery path. Healers and lightworkers are continuing to awaken in increasing numbers. Each in their own due time, and when they are ready, as they are ready to serve, will open their hearts to humanity and give to the world as they are guided. Some of us may be awakening now to new truths, clarity, and insights. As these may be subtle, we are guided to pay close attention and to become aware of our own thoughts and the meaning and connections they may have beyond the surface level.

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us fifteen and six. Tenacity, choices, expansion, and commitment to the path are all in focus today. We may be embarking now on a new path, whether we sense it or it is readily apparent. We may sense the energies changing and shifting; knowing and trusting that this is happening to support our growth and expansion eases the way with harmony and grace. There are times to seek balance and times to seek expansion; our intuition will guide us if we are attuned to it. We can navigate the waters of life with ease, even if they become choppy and things are unsettled. When we flow, we can ride the waves rather than fighting against the current, which would only exhaust us and pull us down, slowing our progress. We are being asked to release fear and to trust in the infinite love of Source and the unconditional love of the universe. When we truly believe we live in a loving universe, everything in our experience matches that belief. When we believe otherwise, we receive evidence of that. Now is a beneficial time to look to the stars and consider what wisdom they have to offer us. Stargazing can have a positive effect on us energetically and can bring to our awareness knowledge and wisdom that we already hold within us. 

Mantra: I honor the divine within and open my heart to the knowledge and wisdom that will help me to advance on my path. 

Daily Reading: January 20, 2021

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As the twentieth day of the first month, today brings forth new manifestations borne of partnerships. Our co-creative efforts with the divine and with those on the earth plane are supported with a divine frequency. New partnerships may be made apparent now. These partnerships create synergy that manifests new energies and brings about efforts quickly in manifested physical form. We are reaching new, elevated heights of being, seeing, thinking, and understanding. Twenty brings clarity and perspective, and may find us dreaming bigger than ever before and looking toward the long-term as we unite our resources and come together with co-creators to build the manifested dream. The two twenties in today’s date followed by twenty-one indicate forward progress that is preceded by clarity; this clarity generates positive momentum that leads us forward and helps us to progress.  We are asked to proceed with integrity in all we do.

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us eight, which yields energies of infinite abundance and prosperity. Abundance is ours for the asking—and the receiving. Allowing ourselves to be in the receiving mode today is to our benefit. Remaining open to new ideas, possibilities, and opportunities can take us places we never thought we would go, and can lead us to what we desire more quickly. We are asked to remain open to alternate routes, as the universe knows the most direct path toward our manifestations, and it isn’t always the path we thought it would be. Trust is important and we are asked to examine where our beliefs don’t line up with our desires. Do we want something but not believe we can have it? If so, we can rewrite the beliefs that do not serve us with new ones that do, simply by thinking new thoughts until they become beliefs. We are asked not to give up on ourselves or our dreams, and instead, to dream bigger, to reach higher than ever before. Every wish, every thought, every hope is heard, felt, understood, and received by the universe, and it all matters, more than we could possibly know. 

Mantra: I allow my biggest dreams, my deepest desires, and my loftiest goals to flow into my life in the highest and best ways possible. I trust in the universe and receive all that is good with an open heart.