“Peals that should startle the slumbering thought from its erroneous dreams are partially unheeded; but the last trump has not sounded, or this would not be so. Marvels, calamities, and sin will much more abound as truth urges upon mortals its resisted claims; but the awful daring of sin destroys sin, and foreshadows the triumph of truth.”
– Mary Baker Eddy

Taking the dog for a walk,
the shooting star got my
attention when it flew across
the heavens on the evening
of November eighth. I stopped
in my tracks, looking skyward,
alert now, and the voice said,
“Trust. Everything is happening

as it needs to happen.
Don’t be afraid. Trust.”

And crap. I knew then. I knew
who’d won the election – why
else would I need to be reassured?

I went inside. And saw my fears
confirmed. And felt weirdly

stilled inside. Holding on
to that message: “Trust.”

The voice didn’t say what was to come
would be easy, or without struggle
or challenge. It didn’t provide
details of how, where, when or why.
It just said, “Don’t be afraid. Trust.”

And the earth rises now.
Thirsty for Truth. Joining in Love.

Crying for justice.
In the streets. From the rooftops.
Through the wires of computers
across the world.

“Everything is happening 
as it needs to happen.
Trust,” said the voice of Love.
– Karen Molenaar Terrell



4 thoughts on ““Trust.”

  1. Woo wee! Thanks for sharing this now Karen. I walked around my neighborhood after I did find out the results (and left a house full of stunned friends & family). Glad you got the “word” to be able to share with those of us that got a big kick in the gut and the shakes….. “May you live in interesting times”.

    • I know. I got a kick in the gut and the shakes, too, the next night – delayed reaction – but I keep coming back to that original message. I was reluctant to share it because I didn’t want anyone to think I was being cavalier about this election – or brushing it off as “okay.” It is clearly not okay. But it felt like the right time now to share this. We’re all in this together, Helen! Onward and upward! ❤

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