Since being away from ‘home’ I have been practicing trust in my Self in a very deep way. I realized by being away from my community and in being faced with big decisions, that I depended on others a lot to help me make choices in the past. Of course I value the support of loved ones and don’t deny needing their support. Luckily I have great people in my life who empower me, reflecting my own strength to make choices and to trust myself. I am grateful that travelling has revealed my areas of personal growth, such as trust, that are strengthening as I face life. I trust in the choices I am making.
Teal really helped my process. In listening to her video I gained useful insights and tools to practice along my progression of trusting my Self. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylZnQnMoLOU
I have re-capped her main points here for your below. I hope it is useful for your own practice and expansion towards finding your truth and freedom.
1. Build your self-confidence. Self-confidence and self-trust go hand in hand.
2. Allow yourself to do what you are good at and what comes easily to you.
3. Let go of the idea of “the” right answer and just look for “your” right answer.
4. Take risks, even if taking those risks results in making “mistakes”.
5. Own the responsibility for your own decisions and their consequences, both the positive consequences and negative consequences
6. Live your life according to your own personal sense of integrity. Those of us who don’t trust ourselves often struggle with our own sense of integrity.
7. Compile a list of all the ways that you do trust yourself.
8. Listen to your feelings.
9. Be present and explore your negative emotions. The holy grail of self trust is learning to STAY, which is an acronym for STop Abandoning Yourself. The reason that you don’t trust yourself is because you abandon yourself. You do this by not listening to and honoring your feelings (we call this violating your boundaries) and you run from your negative emotion. The first way we learn to STAY is to Stop running from our negative emotions.
For more of Teal’s work check out her blog and videos here: http://tealswan.com/