Today I am here to talk to you guys about TRUST. What exactly is it and how do we do it?
Well, in my experience trust is something we must access within ourselves. It’s an inner awareness. Trust is something that happens more and more as we ALLOW it to. Trust is what happens as we let go of “our” plans and schedules and begin to surrender to a greater plan unfolding.
For example, there are many ways we experience new levels of trust. When my clients are working out, there are certain moves and exercises that I’ll ask them to do that they are afraid of at first. Their belief is that the cannot do it. They are afraid of falling, getting, hurt, and/or looking silly. They are very defined by and attached to the image and limitations they have set for themselves, or that they have accepted as their truth from the limitations others put on them.
This is precisely when I remind them that they must be willing to get uncomfortable, to feel uncertain, and to look silly and mess up if they want to move forward, expand, grow, and reach new levels of health, success, happiness, and wellness.
This opportunity is their time to explore what exists beyond their so-called limitations, in a safe place with me, so they can see that they actually have a choice and can choose to play a bigger game.
Most of the time, my clients’ desires to reach optimal health, happiness, fitness, and well-being outweigh their attachment to playing small in their workouts, and ultimately in their lives. As a result, they bust loose from their old beliefs and programs and embody something more powerful.
When I am coaching, often I have clients who are very afraid to detach from a strict schedule and the time pressures they put on themselves. These are typically my entrepreneurs and business owners. They get a certain amount of success by pushing hard and working almost 20 hours a day, but then as they begin to burnout, they suffer with finding a solution.
This is precisely when I remind them that they must be willing to let go of outcomes and results in order to experience the fruits of all their labor. There is a time to push and a time to receive. We will all be pulled to push, but when we are no longer pulled to push so hard, we must TRUST this gut feeling and shift our energy and speed into rest, receiving, and nurturing mode. We must always be willing to allow our intuition to guide us at all times. As we surrender, we give the Universe an opening to deliver and provide.
Does any of this sound familiar?
I can only say these things to my clients because I am not afraid to admit that I do it too. I also sometimes forget the power and importance of letting go and TRUSTING. It is perfectly OK to forget, just as long as you remember.
Life is a process of remembering that trust IS the process. Trust IS the WAY!
We are always in a process of peeling back layers, facing more fear, attaching to outcomes, results, and routines, and then having to let go and allow ourselves to experience trust on a deeper level each time around in the name of less suffering and more peace and joy.
I have been working in my industry of health, wellness, and personal growth for over 12 years. Some may consider me an expert, but I know that I am only a student. We are all always students, but in our learning, we teach. As we apply the information that is revealed to us along our own process of trusting, it becomes the way in which we see the world and the way we show up in the world. THIS teaches others that they too can do the same.
As many of you already know, I have been nurturing my relationship with the practice of Yoga. This has been an extremely humbling experience, but one I admire, respect, and feel deep gratitude for. Yoga is making me face so many of my own so-called “limitations” and it gives me no choice but to begin questioning and venturing passed them. Meanwhile, all my beliefs about fitness, exercise, the way the body works, diet, etc, are being challenged. These are quickly becoming old beliefs, as I embody new ones, and this process requires massive letting go and allowing the experience of trust to soothe my fears.
For example, I use to think you had to train 5-6 days a weeks with hard cardio and weights. I use to think you had to eat 6 times a day, every 2-3 hours, high protein and low carbs. I use to think if I beat myself up for “cheating” on my diet, that it would actually be effective. I use to believe food and my body were my enemy, and if I could just become disciplined enough to control them better, I would finally be happy and feel good. I use to believe these were the things that made up the formula for a happy and peaceful life, and a fit and healthy body. Well, this may have been the case for a period in my life, but it stopped working. It was NOT sustainable. It was time for me to let go.
Now I know that way of life was just a phase in my evolution of health, fitness, happiness, and wealth.
Ultimately, or hopefully anyway, we move past each phase, and embrace a deeper, more authentic understanding of what it means to live a life of health, wellness, success, peace, joy, beauty, abundance, and love. This is a never-ending process. It will always continue to deepen, to offer us new insight and wisdom, to heal and transform us, and to humble and strengthen us.
If we can ALLOW this process of TRUST to continue to unfold, life gets easier, work flows better, instead of chasing down opportunities, we begin attracting them TO us, and rather than having a separation between us and our bodies, we find a loving bond and connection with our physical bodies that begins to drive all our choices and actions, and therefore health, well-being, success, abundance, peace, and joy become our way of life.
So, what are you clinging onto so tightly that may be preventing you from experiencing more trust? Can you begin to surrender your plans and desired outcomes, in order to receive what the Universe has in store for you? Perhaps you can let go just a little bit, allowing the trust within you to emerge and gain a little more power, so you will grow to be able to let go completely and therefore fully experience freedom, peace, health, wellness, abundance, and success in all phases of your evolution.
What’s going on for you? I’d love to know. Send an email to [email protected] to share your story, questions, or comments.
Sending You All SO Much Love and Many Hugs,
Erin 🙂 xo
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