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.