Uncertainty is certain
Updated: Dec 18, 2022
Intuitive Healer Katarina Winslow reflects on
what we think we know
In this pause in life, there is a question I have frequently pondered on that comes to my mind. And that is uncertainty and its benefits. It has been over two and a half years since I started to write for Together magazine each month, and I have to admit that I think deeply about what I should reflect over next, and what if I run out of topics. But it is just in uncertainty that new ideas are seeded, genius solutions are asked of us, and life-enhancing creativity can take unprecedented forms. Now, in these times, of course, I could write about the coronavirus and the forced pause in our lives. Actually, I was about to do it already last month, but I am glad I didn't. As each day goes by, we understand the seriousness of the situation and the enormous impact it will have on our societies. One thing is sure and that is that in this case we are not sure about anything. Faced with a virus we have lost our almighty powers of knowing something to be 100% sure. And that is exactly what I want to reflect on with you. Because, I believe that it is precisely certainty and the trends in rhetoric of our societies that has brought us to where we are today, with increasing threats to our global well-being. Still, being an optimist, I want to take the opportunity to honor Mother Earth that is replenishing and rejuvenating by human's staying at home. In the same breath, I also want to pay tribute to the heightened awareness that we are all in this together. The consciousness-raising bi-effects of this tragedy and power held over us are that, finally, we have to face the fact that we are ONE humanity. The old establishment based on separation, being on top, seems to crumble in the face of a microbe imposed on us.
At one time in my soul searching, I had a mentor that gave me a text to read. Amongst other things, it said, "I am the certainty". It felt refreshing and was what I needed to become visible with the unique gift as a healer that I had been given. Before that, I had understood in my own spiritual quest that it was my 1% doubt that kept me from coming forth and speaking openly about what I could do for others.
To help other people in their quest to love themselves more, rid themselves of their suffering, and their negative psychological conditioning. To let a person be themselves instead of what they have taught to be by their conditioning.
Paradoxically, what I understood was not to give away my 1% doubt but instead to embrace it, to see it as true power, a force of nature. Because if you really think about what it is to be 100% sure, it is a stalemate, a fixed and rigid state which leaves room for no life. Is nature fixed and stays the same all year round? Are there any powerful superhumans who know it all? Is there one person in this world who has the answers to the universe? No, nature changes seasons all year round. Many people are experts in different areas, but even if they don't know it all, they can all contribute in various ways. And if we are smart and put all that knowledge together and exchange information and ideas with each other, we can exponentially raise our intelligence. Intelligence being inclusive and taking into consideration the best for everybody involved, that is, all of humanity and not only our separate egos. The truth is that this has not been underlined enough in our establishment, but this is the time to embrace that wisdom and stop gaining power over one another by pretending that we are 100% sure about anything. In the same heartbeat we can maybe also, while we are at it, admit that there is not one single human being that has all the answers to the mystery of life for the simple reason that if we knew it all, life would lose its purpose and meaning. Beyond anything it would lose its beauty and magic. No one is the almighty ruler of the universe, and we understand this more than ever because of the clarity that comes to us in this moment, seeing the lies that deceived us for too long. After all, and beyond all, we are in this together. With each passing day we become increasingly aware that without social contact, and smaller daily interactions with other human beings that make our lives work, we are nothing and life becomes empty and isolated. We understand the importance of all the former 'invisible' human beings that make our lives run smoothly, comfortable, and enjoyable. The cashiers in the supermarket, the cleaning ladies in our homes and public places, the whistleblowers that sacrifice themselves for our well-being, the manufacturers, the tram drivers, the independent teachers… the list is endless. These people are our true heroes, and now more than ever we finally understand the importance of interconnectedness. More than anything, we know that we breathe the same air.
I know that there are numerous people out there with hearts of gold and genius minds that have kept themselves quiet because we have created societies where you have to be so sure about everything to have a place. Now is the time to change that. By accepting that nobody has the monopoly on the 100% truth, we can embrace a new consciousness-raising from the awareness that we would be more in phase with the authentic, genuine, and life-enhancing if we question things more, and invite others into the thought process. Now we have an opportunity to rise up proud in our uncertainty. It would be good to use this pause as a means to invite more of us to bring their straw to the solutions. It is first when we stop gaining scores by being right and wrong, that we will find more innovative solutions, more collaboration, more humanity, and more' life' in our existence. It is when we humbly accept that we need each other that we will be able to live life as it was intended. In partnership with other human beings. In graciously safeguarding our uncertainty as something precious and holy, because it is in accepting that we don't individually know it all that we can save us all. As one giant global mind, with a universal compassionate heart and one healthy human breath that wants to stay alive and remain human.