This is how the Higher Power [or Cosmic Consciousness or the Life Force Energy or the Universe or God or whatever word(s) you're comfortable with] works:
The sh&% hits the fan and terror strikes.
I pray: Help me, show me, guide me.
I go to the Grace Cards. I shuffle and cut the deck.
The card on the top of the cut pile reads, "Patience: Trust in Divine timing. Your future holds something far greater than your past."
I look at the card on the top of the pile proper and it reads, "Affection: Love yourself. You are the ultimate act of creation, fashioned by the hands of a Divine Artist."
The card now on top of the cut pile reads, "Relax: Breathe. Everything is happening exactly as it should be."
I go out. I meet some friends. One of them reads from a book of daily meditations to start a discussion.
The reading says, "As always, we have a choice in how we will approach life's challenges. We can dread and avoid them as threats to our serenity, or we can gratefully accept them as opportunities for growth."
I come home. I bawl my eyes out, shedding the fear, getting it out of my body. I rise up, willing to move forward, ready to walk fearlessly into the unknown.
After a good night's sleep I awaken, alive and well, with the gift of another day ahead of me.
This life, friends, this journey, is a process of learning. We don't do it perfectly and some days are better than others. So glad you are there! Thank you.
Inspiring Message of the Day: I trust that there is a Higher Purpose to my life and if I ask, I will receive the Guidance I need to continue moving forward in its fulfillment. I will practice gratitude no matter what happens.