What if confusion is just an infusion of new ideas, new life, and new possibilities?
What if it isn’t a problem at all, but rather a tipping point – an opportunity to make fresh observations and a different choice?
I think that confusion often gets a bad reputation because we are so impatient and so insistent that we always have clarity. Yet what we call confusion and think of as problematic is probably, more often than not, just the “stirring up” of our deeper longings and our intuitive self.
Something inside us always knows when there is a better way to live our lives or a better opportunity coming. That something - that inner wisdom, intuition, spiritual guidance, Higher Self, or whatever we want to call it – is like a magnet pulling us out of apathy, boredom, anxiety or depression.
Think about “confusion” from this perspective for a moment. Every single instant of time the Life Force within us is stirring. It is forever inviting us forward into a glorious expansion of some kind.
Life just wants more life. It is always in motion.
Think how differently you would feel about yourself if you were to welcome all confusion instead of resisting it or trying to “solve” it.
What if, after all your worry, there is really nothing to solve anyway? What if there is only the call of Life within you, a call to hear and see and feel and allow?
One of the best things that can happen to any of us is to have a trusted friend or professional coach/mentor who gives us the dedicated time and attention in which to explore any place of confusion in our lives. Such a person has no agenda other than to listen deeply and reflect honestly what they hear us say.
It is often in this simple act of reporting our thoughts to another where we are safe enough to see ourselves and our situations with a clearer mind and a more open heart.
If we spent a little more time curiously exploring a state of confusion instead of demanding immediate answers, we would be less likely to take actions that we later regret.
A little more thought can actually lead to a lot more happiness.
So next time you feel confused, welcome the infusion of new life and see what happens.
Louise became a student of the Course In Miracles in the late 1980's. She started facilitating classes, retreats and discussion groups on Course teachings almost immediately, as a way to immerse herself and others in the life-changing principles of this beautiful and practical spiritual path. From there, her work blossomed into serving as a minister, life coach, retreat facilitator, author and presenter. Louise engages her students in deep spiritual dialogue that supports complete miracle-mindedness.