Whether you love celebrating birthdays or you dread it like the plague, you’re sure to enjoy this NEW original episode from AmyTalks: A Spiritual Look at Birthdays. Click the image to hear this latest podcast.
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If you’re located here in the U.S., you’re likely celebrating Labor Day today. Here’s a little seasonal humor for today.
Welcome back to part 6, the final installment of our mini-series on self-trust. In this segment, we’re continuing the conversation with three more methods for fostering more self-trust. Enjoy!
Method #5: Tap into higher consciousness
Sometimes, when it seems impossible to trust ourselves, it can be a bit easier to trust in a power that is higher/greater than ourselves. I’m not here to tell you what you believe, but most of us do feel there is a higher connectedness among living beings. Whether you call that higher connection God, the Universe, or Captain Omniscie-Pants, is totally up to you. But if you believe it exists, connect with it, and draw energy and wisdom from it. If we were all truly created from a Divine Spark, then tap into that inner spark and ask it to guide you. The trick then is to LISTEN when it’s guiding you. In my Boom books, I talk about how to connect to universal energy through your crown chakra.
Method #6: Break negative patterns
Did you read my series of posts on How to Get Unstuck? I believe it’s in part 1 or 2, but I explain a method I call the Pattern Shatter. It’s wildly effective and powerful, and yet oh-so-simple to do. Here’s a quick refresher:
Fortunately, while it may take at least 21 days to begin to form a new habit, it only takes a split second decision to invoke a Pattern Shatter. Seriously, that’s it! In an instant, you can shatter a pattern by simply choosing a different action. Getting into the same discussion with a co-worker all too often? Next time the person brings it up, do the exact opposite of whatever you normally do in response. For example, if they are complaining about the temperature in the office and you usually try to abate them with reasoning about why it’s always set at 72 degrees, or something like that, what if THIS time, you pick up your phone and make a phone call. Not to anyone about the thermostat, of course, but simply to anyone else about anything at all. Or what if you just stood up and walked to the rest room for a quick potty break (or not)? Your co-worker will be forced to respond differently because you have altered the pattern.
While the example here is related to shattering a pattern with another person, you can use the same method to shatter negative patterns with yourself. How do you normally respond to your own negative self-talk? What if, next time it happens, you simply interrupt the thought with “No!” or “Cancel that!” and then create a new, more positive, more supportive thought in its place? Try it and watch what happens.
Method #7: Associate with more like-minded peeps
We can’t help it – we wind up talking like, acting like, thinking like the people we spend the most time with. So if some of the people in your life are negative, then it might be time to upgrade your social circle. My Clearing of the Month Club is a great place to meet like-minded peeps who are ready and willing to accept and support you! Plus you get access to tons of audio clearings, and new episodes of the Half Hour of Universal Awesomeness. You can learn more and join here.
Hey congrats! You made it through the entire series on self-trust. We’ve covered what self-trust is and why it matters, why you may not totally trust yourself, where self-doubt comes from, the signs and symptoms of self-doubt, how intuition plays into the mix, and seven ways to foster self-trust. Please post a comment if you enjoyed this series, and tell me what else you’d like to learn about. Oh and naturally – be sure to implement what you’ve learned in this series, so you can trust yourself, grow your intuition, and have a happier, more fulfilling life.
Go for it.
Wondering what this pivotal month of September holds for you? Check out this short video explanation of an energy reading for the month…. additionally, Mercury is retrograde throughout most of September, and it’s a biggie – this marks the end of a nine year period of struggle. Can I get an amen to that?!?!
Are you ready to take the leap? You will once you read this final installment in the Self-Trust mini-series.
We are getting close to wrapping up the Self-Trust mini series here, but first, let’s cover the part I know you’ve been waiting for: how to foster self-trust (and eliminate self-doubt).
Method #1: Clear the doubt
For starters, self-doubt can be cleared, just like any block or limiting belief. I won’t go into that right now (since I’ve written an entire book on the subject: 1-2-3 Clarity: How to Banish Blocks, Doubts, Fears, and Limiting Beliefs Like a Spiritual Badass) but suffice to know that regardless of where/when your self-doubt originated, you can be freed from that doubt, and it’s actually easier than you think. (Did I mention the book is available on Amazon?)
Method #2: Listen to the nudges
Remember in the last installment we talked about getting an intuitive “hit” and then not listening? One of the simplest (though not always easy!) ways to grow self-trust is to start listening to those intuitive nudges, without second-guessing yourself. Got a “hit” to take an umbrella even though the sky is crystal clear? Do it. Maybe you’ll discourage a mugger who sees you walking around with a big ol’ umbrella on a sunny day. BONUS: The more you listen, the more the Universe starts talking. In other words, you can expect your intuition to grow as a by-product of this.
Method #3: Use Truth Testing
Truth Testing is a great tool to help you learn to trust yourself. With trust testing, you have an objective method for testing to see what is true, so you don’t have to worry about “is that real?” if you can simply check in to discern the truth. For full details on this, pick up a copy of my book, “Pendulum Mojo: How to Use Truth Testing for Clarity, Confidence, and Peace of Mind.” Available on Amazon.
Method #4: Relax
I know, it sounds too simple, right? But the more relaxed you are, the easier it is to quiet that nagging voice of doubt inside your head. Meditate, take naps, go for relaxing walks, take bubble baths—whatever helps you to relax and unwind. The more relaxed you are, the less room there is for self-doubt, and the more space you give yourself for self-trust. Additionally, when you nurture and take care of yourself, you are reinforcing the idea that you have value. And when you feel you have self-worth, then self-trust is far more likely to join the party, too.
OK y’all come on back y’hear? We’ve got one more round to this self-trust rodeo and you’re gonna gain a lot (not weight, of course) so remember to check out the final installment!