"All this creation talk can be a little crazy making. Have you noticed? Many of us end up confused, frustrated and feeling like we must be missing something. We hear things like:
- It’s all about the Mind and your thoughts, because thoughts become things. Then you’ll hear things like “get out of your head” and drop into your body.
- So, it’s all about the body, and sensations because “the body doesn’t lie,” except we often have memories of acting on urges, impulses, hungers or desires that didn’t have positive outcomes. So can you trust your body?
- Instead you may hear, it’s all about the heart, just follow your heart, open your heart, and everything will work out for you. Except much of our heart break comes from opening our hearts to people who are harsh, mean, uncaring or critical due to their own wounding. So is it really the answer to just open our hearts and trust our heart to guide us?
When those three options don’t seem like the answer, we go to the universe, or God, or Source consciousness, something greater or beyond us and are often told to just surrender to that. Except we often don’t know what surrender means and mistake it for submission, or allowing something outside of us that’s “greater” to be in the driver’s seat and guide us, which also can lead to feeling more lost, or like we’re just inadequate or unable to “follow the signs” and “hear the whispers” or “trust our intuition”
Where are you at with all of this create your life stuff? Who has it right and how do you know? Wherever you’re at, I invite you to join me and explore questions like:
-What does it mean to trust yourself?
-If you were truly creating your life how would you know?
-What is true and right for you and how can you discern that?
-Is love the answer?
-How can you include your mind, body and heart in “creation”?
-Is it time to have more clarity and ease?
I invite you to this rich exploration of trust and creation!"
A few themes came forward both nights that I wanted to share in this format too. One is that of committing to building trust from where you are. Often we get caught believing that we “should” trust, or it’s right to trust ourselves and other people or we keep looping back to an earlier time in our life to figure out what went wrong, or where we lost this trust that we should supposedly have developed.
One of the things that prevents us from building trust in ourselves is not knowing ourselves, or where we learned to cope with life by emphasizing the aspects of our being that others liked or accepted and denying, suppressing, rejecting or disowning aspects of ourselves that other people didn’t like. Those aspects that we “hid” from ourselves are now unknown to us, and it is harder to trust what is unknown to us. People have attempted to get us there by saying things like “just trust” or “have faith”, however that is often not enough to truly address what’s going on. If we knew all that we are, would it be easier to trust all that we are? Yes! As we know all that we are we can receive the awareness of what the needs and desires are and update our means or methods of getting those needs met and desires fulfilled but tuning into the field of possibilities now, rather than relying on associations made about ourselves, life, the world and other people at other times in our lives (what they could or couldn’t give us, whether they could meet the needs or fulfill the desires that are relationship based etc.).
So, one of the ways to build trust from within is to look for anywhere we’ve separated out aspects of ourselves based on value judgments imposed by other people. I alluded to some in the class description above, where the heart is good and the mind is bad, or the body is dangerous or less than and the spirit is all that matters. All of these amplify the separation and make it more and more difficult to sense what trust is. I lead a meditation earlier this year called “Strengthening Trust in Life” which I’ll include at the bottom of the blog. In that I speak to some of the separations between the mind, heart, body and spirit and what it would be like to unify them again, or have all that we are working together to benefit the totality of the embodiment. If every aspect of us chose what honored the totality of our embodiment, how much more could we trust ourselves to create our life? Ponder that, and get curious about what is possible now. If you would like some support via a one on one session please get in touch for a session. And as mentioned, here is the meditation: