How To Deal With Uncertainty

In the days before the great 2011 earthquake and tsunami off the coast of Japan, many clients who met me said something like, “I feel something bad is going to happen. Will I be ok?” Though you may not always acknowledge it, (or recognize it), you are a psychic being. Bad news is easy to feel, psychically. If you’re tuning into news, you’re literally bombarding yourself with images of bloodshed, death, and horrible turns of fate on innocent people.

There are psychic effects. There ought to be a disclaimer posted on news programs, like the warnings you see in pharmaceutical ads. Feelings of outrage, futility, and fear are common.

It may make us sad or fearful to watch disasters on the news, but if we didn’t watch them, we’d be insensitive. We’d also be living in denial. Understanding the nature of people’s suffering is a way of being there for them.

The thing is, we then have to remember not to mentally live in a volatile world, where we’re afraid of falling victim to calamity, moral corruption, a bad economy, or what have you. We must not carry anger, guilt, or anxiety with us.

Psychic perceptions, which are happening all the time, are filtered through our emotions. It takes a concerted effort, and a willingness to be optimistic to psychically perceive positive outcomes through strong negative feelings. An old yoga teacher of mine used to say, “Where your mind goes… that’s where you’re going.”

The experience of uncertainty teaches us the futility of conjecture. Eventually, we get tired of the uselessness of wondering, what if this happens, and what if that happens. Uncertainty forces us to embrace the current moment, and to be thankful for our blessings.

When life is up in the air, we have to trust in Spirit’s plan, live one day at a time. This can be hard to do when we’ve lost a sense of order, or feel our lifestyle may be threatened. When we’re attached to a desired outcome over which we have no control, uncertainty prods us to imagine what options we might have been missing. We always have a choice to see a difficult situation from a positive point of view.

Sometimes uncertainty is our conscience telling us that we’re on the wrong track, or off balance. We could be getting the motivation we need to take action on an overdue plan.

In the grand scheme of things, the Universe seeks balance. Nature is intelligent. People are good. Sometimes, we have to remind ourselves of these basic tenets.

The third rock from the sun offers us a beautiful, temperate environment for our human journey. Through storms, broken relationships, accidents, and illnesses, we live and learn, reaching for our dreams.

In times of uncertainty, journey into a good book, do something different with a friend, or work on a creative project. For inspiration, take a class, or visit a museum. An afternoon of viewing art can really open psychic portals! And it’s always rewarding to take a walk in nature.