Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Self Trust

Learning to trust myself has been a real challenge for me. 
Time and again I get that gut feeling, the warning, the nudge, and I invalidate this built-in guidance system and instead listen to what others around me think and feel is the right way to go.
I am so much more aware of this now. It used to be that when faced with a decision, small or significant, I couldn't make up my mind. I'd be filled with anxiety and confusion. Oh my God, what should I do? What if I choose wrong? What if I make a mistake? What if? What if?
Underneath that feeling of confusion was and is the inability to trust myself. Fear and self doubt are underneath these reactions. It has been a loooong journey to come to this realization.
Trust myself. That sounds and feels so good. Empowering.
Three precise tools or systems have helped me embrace this new way of interacting within myself (does that make sense, interacting within myself?).
  • Human Design. This is a system of understanding your conditioning vs. your true and original design to help you get to know yourself better. More and more I am reminded from within what my true design is and it helps me to trust myself more.
  • You University. The program is not just a reading through; it has tangible assignments and deep inner work to get you very much in touch with your core beliefs and allows you to surface and look at them.  It then empowers you to choose differently.
  • My spiritual connection and relationship to God. Knowing I'm not alone and am loved unconditionally gives me courage to love and trust myself.
Trusting myself is a cornerstone in my coaching and ministerial practice. I certainly need to trust my instincts when connecting and listening to a client. Doubt has no place when dealing with something so precious and important as a life!

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