“Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward.”
― E. E. Cummings

Evening Star

Tonight was a typical evening; my son and I decided to watch the movie “Evan Almighty.” It’s been years since I’ve watched it and I’m not sure why I felt so compelled to watch it tonight.

Post-viewing, there were messages I needed to hear at this moment. Reminders of the importance of faith, trust, and embracing intuited, Divine ideas that might seem crazy at first.

If you do not know the movie, it centers around the character of Evan Baxter, who, after being told by God to build an ark, finds himself grappling with doubt and disbelief. Building an ark in modern times is indeed a crazy idea, just as it probably was during Noah’s time. The message is that true faith requires us to trust. Step outside comfort zones and step into the unknown, blind faith which many of us say we have.

We all have moments when we pray to God or seek guidance from the universe, hoping for a sign or clear direction. But honestly, how many times have I prayed for guidance but hesitated when faced with unconventional opportunities Tonight again, I asked myself – Am I willing to follow the path laid before me, the one that’s being whispered to me, even if it appears to be a pinch irrational and a big cup daunting?

How often have I allowed doubt and fear to overshadow my faith? The movie reminded me that having faith means having the courage to trust the journey, even when it seems bizarre or challenging.

One of the most powerful quotes from the movie is when God in conversation with Evan’s wife, says this: “If someone prays for patience, does God give them patience, or does he give them the opportunity to be patient? If he prayed for courage, does God give him courage, or does he give him opportunities to be courageous? If someone prayed for the family to be closer, do you think God zaps them with warm fuzzy feelings, or does he give them opportunities to love each other?”

A strong reminder to self. The universe doesn’t merely grant wishes by bestowing gifts upon us. Instead, we receive opportunities to cultivate the virtues we seek. Through these experiences we grow and evolve.

From the movie, I am reminded to not just be open to the signs and opportunities presented to me, but where they seem odd, that I still go forward with an open heart and a trusting mind. I want to have the courage to step outside my comfort zone, even when the path seems uncertain and improbable.

So, as I lay my head to rest tonight, I am grateful for the timely lesson I received. Another way I realize I’m supported by the universe and trust in God’s plan when I encounter the unexpected. AS my eyes close, the cool voice of Morgan Freeman in my mind gently says “See, my dear girl, I’ve got you. I love you. Glad you got the message tonight. See what I have for you tomorrow.”

MANTRA: I am aligned with my purpose.