Yesterday, I did a card reading for a client. She had laid out the cards herself and asked me to interpret them for her.
As I went through the spread, I arrived at a pair of cards in a position that indicated weakness or challenge. The cards were the 2 of Cups and The Star.
The interpretation that came to me was ‘a lack of trust’.
This morning, during my meditation, I found myself thinking about the difference between ‘distrust’ and ‘a lack of trust’. My mind very clearly said: they are not the same thing.
Let’s consider the following:
You are given a piece of information. Your instinctual reaction is ‘a lack of trust’. This means you don’t believe the information, but you don’t disbelieve it either. You are neutral. You are objective.
Most people think being in ‘a lack of trust’ is a bad thing, but in some cases, it is a good thing…a very good thing. Discernment, which exercises intuition, is a valuable process. When one is in a lack of trust, they might be encouraged to use discernment to process the information.
Or perhaps the person needs to be patient and wait for more information. Patience is also a good virtue to employ.
A third alternative is to research the information. The lack of trust could be the start of a new journey of discovery.
In these post-COVID days, too many people either trust or distrust based on the source and without applying discernment. People trust certain sources and distrust other sources rigidly.
This is understandable. If a person (or source) has lied to you repeatedly, you just might decide to distrust them forevermore. And, if someone (or some source) has been reliable in the past, you might trust them so absolutely, you don’t even consider the possibility of them being wrong (intentionally or accidentally).
I currently have a healthy set of trusted sources and other sources which I distrust. However, in both cases, I lean toward the middle. Just because a source is trusted or distrusted doesn’t mean the information they provide is the same. Some trusted sources get it wrong and some times the sources I distrust actually share something truthful.
There are so-called trusted sources who have been proven to share misinformation and/or disinformation repeatedly. For some reason, I am noticing many others who simply ignore that fact. They continue to blindly trust these sources and shun anyone who points out the lies. These same people refuse to consider any information that comes from sources that, to them, are not trusted.
This position is dangerous. Having too much trust in one set of sources, and no trust in anything but that set, sets you up for a huge fall. When those trusted sources are proven to have lied in one very significant case, what are you going to do?
It’ll be interesting to watch what comes over the coming months and years.
As I’ve been saying for many years now, exercising your intuition is the best thing one can do for oneself. To hear your own intuition, you must be centered…and being centered means—among other things—staying close to the middle. Trusting or distrusting too blindly pushes you out toward the edge…away from your own center.