Travelling and Trusting Our True Nature

Travelling has always put me closer to my nature.

Wayne Dyer says that our nature is so profound and is always calling us. No one else can tell us what we feel and why we are here. No one can tell us what is our purpose. But to trust in that nature is something so many of us struggle with. Everything has its own nature. A dog,  an elephant, a mouse and an ant.

 Everything has a nature.

I can’t remember when I realised that I came from a divine place of well being. Many times in my life I have trusted my inner knowing and it has never failed me. And yet when I doubt myself and my own wisdom I have found myself in a pickle.  And that is what happened recently in Venice.

My friend and I were travelling together by train from Milan to Venice and laden with heavy suitcases we accidentally got off at the wrong stop. Now we had to find the right platform to Santa Lucia. As we approached the platform I began to doubt whether we were right and I asked two women. One of them grabbed my bags and as Susy my friend was telling me that is the wrong  train, the two women were lifting my luggage onto the train. Suzy followed knowing if she didn’t we would be separated. A true friend.

I sat down and in that moment felt something was very wrong. I quickly asked the men surrounding me was this train going to Santa Lucia and they shook their heads and indicated we were on the wrong train. Just as the doors were closing I jumped up and started to push my bags out of the train. A relieved Suzy followed and as we stood there on the empty platform I had a strong feeling we had just saved ourselves from something very, very  bad.

Eventually we got on the right train and arrived to Venice. Lifting our luggage off the train we found ourselves in  the middle of a very loud and angry  demonstration. Red, green  and yellow flags waving all around us and one woman’s voice screaming over a loud speaker. There was no time to assess what had just happened, so we found our way to the vaporetto ( ferry stop) and headed to Giudecca, where we were staying.

That night I had a dream and the words I woke up with, were,

“ You dodged a bullet.”

Our nature includes our in-tuition. Our inner knowing. When we trust in our own nature we become the master of our own life.

Every living thing comes from nowhere to now here.  The space makes all the difference.

That first moment of life when we went from nowhere to a speck of life is but a split second. I don’t know about you ( well actually I do) none of us worried  in our mother’s womb whether all our parts would be in the right place. As an unborn baby we trusted all would be as it is meant to be to live the life we are meant to live.

Everyone of us is born with everything we need for the life we are to live. And so from nowhere we are now here and our nature is our road map to live the best life possible.

Unfortunately are taught from a very early age that we should be what others tell us to be.That we have a duty to love and to hate certain people, that we must obey the rules laid down by others especially those who believe they are doing God’s work. That we have to say this, do that, look a certain way and behave in ways that others tell us is right, and correct and ordained.

According to the Tao Te Ching The Great Master follows his own nature and not the trappings of Life.

 

A truly good man is not aware of his goodness,
and is therefore good.

When we stop trusting our own nature we always veer off course. We start to ask people that don’t know, questions that we already know the answers to.

I knew we were on the right train platform. I knew where was the right train, but for a moment I stopped trusting myself. The result could have been disastrous. Those two women disappeared as soon as we were shoved on o that train.

I don’t know what their intention was, but I do know it was not good.

How often do we feel we are doing something just to be nice or to look good, to avoid upsetting someone, even though we know we don’t feel right doing it at the time?

I believe, as long as we are now here, because eventually we are destined to return to nowhere, the key to living your true nature is to trust yourself and not to interfere with your inner knowing or anothers and certainly not to impose our beliefs on to other beings.

Our children, if given the freedom to trust their own nature, and their own choices and address their own ups and downs, can become the brightest lights our world has ever known. And we need their light more than even

Sure we can keep an eye on them so that they don’t run out onto the highway to get that rolling football, but solving their squabbles and teaching them who and what to believe, and who to shun, will only destroy their own trust in their own divine nature.