Trust is a topic that I have a love-hate relationship with. For the last year and a half it has been one of my ‘list of things’ to work-on. Somewhere along my journey this inner ability got a little murky and clouded, from people, past experiences, situations and feelings. There is a lot of talk about choosing love over fear however, with that; I feel trust also sits alongside that of love. When we return to our own inner trust, we can move through fear that can hold us back and keep us from making those intuitive, gut-knowing decisions.
We all have the ability to take what we feel is ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ for ourselves and take the necessary action that will then satisfy our knowing. If we don’t, we cannot put blame on anyone else, we cannot blame our parents for swaying our decisions or for being too hard on us as kids, we can’t blame our teacher, our best friend or the woman in the coffee shop who suggested to have an almond milk chia instead of soy. It is we, you, me who need and can take responsibility for the choices we make and the course we take within our daily life. There in lies the empowerment piece, whether we make a choice based on a feeling and even perhaps a sign of synchronicity or on someone else's opinion, in the end is our choice—we have empowered ourselves to choose/decide whether it be from within us or outside influences. Ultimately, when we listen to our own knowing and trust what is says, this is the sweet spot—empowerment at its finest.
Knowing that sometimes we will get it ‘wrong’ or we will take a detour that can lead us to a sometimes-undesired outcome—before getting to our desired vision or goal, is more than okay. Along the way, and I can say this from my own experience, we learn more about ourselves and our inner trust will only continue to grow and strengthen as we pivot and weave our way along. I believe trust is an intention that we can set ourselves; it’s a consciousness that we can cultivate and bring forth each day.
In the words of Marianne Williamson;
“All thoughts create form in some way.”
So, setting an intention to trust our inner guidance sets us up for action that is aligned with who we are and what we believe. My own trust intention setting looks a little like this—wake up in the morning and take 3 deep breaths, laying on my back looking up at the ceiling. I then place one hand on my belly and one on my heart and set my intention. I say these words; “Today I set the intention to trust in myself, the decisions I make and trust what my body needs is right for it at this moment.”
This intention setting is also an empowerment piece that without it, I can often forget how to navigate my way through all my inner chatter—but, knowing my intention empowers me to break this circuit and creates more ease and I can come back to trusting in my knowing.
“What we lost was a sense of our own power. And what we learned was fear, fear that we weren’t good enough, just the way we are.” ~Marianne Williamson
I want to remind you as I remind myself that, we are inherently good enough just the way we are. We are good enough to trust ourselves, we are good enough to set an intention to trust ourselves each day, we are good enough to empower ourselves to move through our fears. Remember, fear is an illusion and beyond all of our feelings of not ‘enough-ness’ lies love and trust—this is all that is true and matters.
I believe empowerment comes from choice, along with that comes trust from a consciousness we cultivate each day—our intention we set to bring us back to our inner knowing, that gut feeling, our intuition. Trust and love are at our core, fear is not real—fear is the stories we tell ourselves, imprints that have marked us over the years, but none of which have any truth, only the time and energy we put into them is what makes them feel real and true.
You my sweet, are enough, you are an empowered soul who can rise above fear always knowing that you have a choice, we can succumb to the fear or we can lean in—listen, feel and trust in our knowing within.
In empowerment and trust,