I was coming home from the grocery store with my son when the song “Jesus Take the Wheel” came on. It’s one of those that I like to hear now and again, as much because of my interest in all mythology and religion than for any other reason. I also like the idea of a higher power that will, occasionally, lend a helping hand. Well, my son, being a teenager, made the comment that maybe Jesus didn’t want to take the wheel because it wasn’t needed. He was being a smartass at the time, but his comment made me think.
There are times when we want nothing more than to turn over whatever is going on to someone else, anyone else, just for a little bit. We want God or the angels or the Universe to just make the bad times go away and let us have some peace. We don’t have the strength to keep going, to deal with more drama, to make it through another day at work, to pay another bill. We’re just ready to be done, to rest. We may pray or meditate or light a candle to ask for assistance, and, sometimes, we don’t see any result, nothing that we can point to and say ‘this is the Universe helping out.’
Now, I’m a firm believer in the higher powers, and I’ve had more than my fair share of divine intervention, times when I could point to a particular event and know beyond any possible doubt that some other power intervened on my behalf. But there are other times that I feel like I’m screaming in a vacuum and no one hears me on any plane. I want to give up, to lay down and rest, to stay in bed and let the world do what it will. I think these are the times when the Universe is saying, “You’ve got this. I don’t need to help.” And, while I feel abandoned and alone at these times, I’ve come to realize that the Universe is right. I do have it. I can handle it.
So, for those who feel like no one is listening, who feel like you can’t go another step without someone, or something, to lend a hand, just remember that this is the time when you’ve got this. You can do it. And you’ll be all the stronger for having done it.