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Apprentice Insights: Living With Uncertainty

MWL Feb 21, 2024

By Dominica Smith - MWS Apprentice

Through my awakening process I have learned that the fear of the unknown is a deeply rooted aspect of human psychology that on one level is developed as a survival mechanism. Throughout evolutionary history, our ancestors faced numerous threats and challenges in their environment, many of which were unpredictable and unfamiliar. In such circumstances, being cautious and wary of the unknown would have been advantageous for survival.

Additionally, the human brain is wired to seek patterns and predictability in order to make sense of the world. When faced with situations or information that are uncertain or unfamiliar, the brain can perceive them as potential threats, triggering a fear response as a way to protect ourselves from harm.

Culturally, the fear of the unknown has been reinforced through various narratives, myths, and societal norms that emphasize the dangers of the unfamiliar. This fear can also be amplified by personal experiences of loss, trauma, or failure, which can create a sense of vulnerability and uncertainty about the future.


Overall, the fear of the unknown is a complex interplay of evolutionary, psychological, metaphysical, spiritual and cultural factors that have shaped human behavior and cognition.

When trying to live with the unknown, it can be helpful to ask ourselves reflective questions that foster acceptance, growth, and understanding. Here are some questions to consider:

  • Acceptance and Mindset:

    • How can I cultivate a mindset that embraces uncertainty?

    • What can I learn from moments of uncertainty or discomfort?

  • Personal Growth:

    • In what ways can uncertainty lead to personal growth and transformation?

    • How can I use uncertainty as an opportunity for Self-Discovery and learning?

  • Interconnectedness:

    • How does my relationship with the unknown affect my relationships with others and the world around me?

    • In what ways am I connected to the larger unfolding of life and the universe?

  • Resilience and Adaptability:

    • How can I develop resilience in the face of uncertainty?

    • What strategies can I use to adapt to the unknown with grace and strength?

  • Meaning and Purpose:

    • How can I find meaning and purpose in moments of uncertainty?

    • What values can guide me through uncertain times?

  • Creativity and Innovation:

    • How can uncertainty fuel my creativity and inspire innovative thinking?

    • What new possibilities can emerge from embracing the unknown?

  • Balance and Stability:

    • How can I find balance between seeking certainty and accepting the unknown?

    • What practices or beliefs can provide me with a sense of stability in uncertain times?

Reflecting on these questions along with remembering, Who We Are and why we are here, can help cultivate a deeper understanding of how to live with the unknown and find meaning and purpose in the ever-changing nature of life. By letting go of the need for certainty and embracing the mystery of life, one can find peace, wisdom, and a deeper connection to the universe.

Living with the unknown involves cultivating a mindset and adopting practices that allow us to embrace uncertainty rather than fear it. Here are some ways I have done this:  

  • Practice Acceptance: Acknowledge that uncertainty is a natural part of life and that it's impossible to know or control everything. Accepting this can help reduce anxiety and resistance to the unknown.

  • Cultivate Resilience: Develop skills and habits that help you bounce back from setbacks and adapt to new situations. This can include building a strong support network, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and practicing mindfulness.

  • Focus on the Present: Instead of worrying about what might happen in the future, focus on the present moment. Transform worry into action by entering mindfulness techniques. For example, taking constructive action from place of prayer or meditation and sending love, and healing light to the situation, person or issue that worries you. This type of action can help you stay grounded and reduce anxiety about the unknown.

  • Maintain a Positive Attitude: Approach the unknown with curiosity and a sense of adventure rather than fear and negativity. See it as an opportunity for growth and learning.

  • Learn to Let Go: Practice letting go of the need to control everything. Understand that some things are beyond your control, and it's okay to let them unfold as they will.

  • Develop Flexibility: Be open to new experiences and willing to adapt to changing circumstances. This can help you navigate the unknown with greater ease.

  • Seek Support: Don't be afraid to reach out to others for help and guidance. Sharing your feelings and experiences with a therapist can provide comfort and perspective. Having a spiritual mentor is also very helpful for working through any level of process in life or address past life experiences that can uncover the root cause to your anxiety over the uncertainties of life in this incarnation. 

  • Address Your Higher Self: Ask your Higher Self for guidance. Call upon your Guides and Ancestors to hold space for you, visit you in the Astral Realms.  

  • Stay Grounded in Your Values: Focus on what is important to you and let your values guide your decisions and actions, even in uncertain times.

  • Journal: Journaling your experiences, and what you witness in your thoughts and feelings is a powerful spiritual and energetic habit that is encouraged to address any aspects one needs to improve on. 

  • Trust: There comes a point where one employs the metaphysical concept of  “you do all you can and the rest you leave in God’s hands”

By incorporating these principles into your life, you can learn to live with the unknown in a way that is empowering and enriching, rather than fearful or overwhelming.

Practicing sacred sexuality can help us become more adaptable to living with the unknown by fostering a deeper connection to ourselves, our partners, the world around us, and the spiritual. Here's how:

  • Mindfulness and Presence: Sacred sexuality often emphasizes being fully present in the moment, which can help us cultivate a sense of acceptance and openness to whatever arises, including the unknown.

  • Emotional Awareness: By exploring our desires, fears, and vulnerabilities in a safe and sacred space, we can develop a greater understanding and acceptance of our emotions, making it easier to navigate uncertainty.

  • Connection to Self: Sacred sexuality practices often involve self-exploration and self-love, which can help us feel more grounded and confident in ourselves, even when faced with the unknown.

  • Connection to Others: Through intimate connection with a partner, we can develop a sense of trust and mutual support that can help us feel more secure in uncertain times.

  • Spiritual Connection: Sacred sexuality is often seen as a way to connect with a higher power or spiritual essence. Sacred sexuality can open us to higher consciousness and vibration, where fear, worry and anxiety dissolve a higher perspective and a wider view of life opens up to us. This can provide a sense of purpose and meaning that transcends the uncertainties of daily life.

  • Acceptance of Impermanence: Sacred sexuality teaches us to embrace the impermanence of pleasure and desire, which can translate to a greater acceptance of the ever-changing nature of life.

  • Enhanced Intuition: By tuning into our bodies and our partners' bodies, we can develop a deeper intuition that can guide us through the unknown with greater clarity and confidence.

Overall, practicing sacred sexuality can help us develop the inner resources and resilience needed to embrace the unknown with grace and openness. It can teach us to trust in the unfolding of life's mysteries and find beauty in the uncertainty of the journey.


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