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When I worked as an alcohol and drug therapist years ago, I had a quote on my desk that read, “When you learn how to trust yourself, you will learn how to live.” It has taken me many years to learn how to trust myself, my intuition, and listen to the voice of God within.

I often looked outside of myself for answers, thinking someone else knew better than I did for my life. If I had a decision to make, I would say to a friend or loved one, “What would you do if it were you?” I would also ask, “Would you feel this way if it happened to you?” Clearly, I didn’t trust my feelings or myself. To be clear, there is nothing wrong with asking for advice and then making your own decision from your own knowing and heart.

Developing and mastering self-trust is deep soul work. When I trust in a power greater than myself, whether I call it Higher Power, Source, Universe, God, Holy Spirit, Higher Self, or Infinite Intelligence, I can let go and RELAX knowing everything is orchestrated by God for my highest good. I can surrender the outcome, knowing it will be perfect for everyone involved, even those I cannot see.

The more I trust myself, the more I am able to trust God and will hear the voice of God, as God and I are ONE. There is a peace that comes over me when I hear the voice of God within. Trust is a state of being, a way of thinking, and a level of knowing. When I trust, faith supports me.

When I trust Spirit and am patient and willing to wait, I am always provided for and EVERYTHING I need will come in the perfect and right timing. I don’t know HOW or WHEN, but there is a KNOWINGNESS and trust deep within my soul. Here is how Spirit provided for us this week.

Larry has had sinus problems for the last 2 years that appear to be getting worse. Sometimes he cannot sleep at night because he can’t breathe. He has tried several different treatments that work for a while and then stops working.

I called our neighbor and asked him if he wanted to share some produce that we had just bought from Costco. He said, “Thank you, I will come over now to pick it up.”

While we stood outside chatting, out of the clear blue, our neighbor shared he bought a Nebulizer in case he got Covid. Neither Larry nor I had ever heard of a Nebulizer and were now curious and wondered if this would help with his sinus problem.

Our neighbor said, “I haven’t opened the box yet, would you like me to bring it over to see if you like it?” We both said, “Yes.”

The very next day, Larry was talking with a friend who was having some health challenges. She had no idea that Larry was struggling with his sinuses. As she shared what was going on with her health issues she said, “I bought a Nebulizer and it’s really helping me.” Spirit was getting our attention and perhaps providing a solution to Larry’s sinus problems.

The next day, I was sharing with my son, Tim, about the neighbor and friend telling us about the Nebulizer and he said, “Mom, I have one too and I just got it out of my storage unit to use it again. It really works and has helped me.”

I wondered WHY we had never heard about the Nebulizer until now? I don’t know the answer and I’m letting go of the WHY. What is important is that it has come to our attention now and I trust it will work for Larry as it has for his friend and my son.


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Do you ever feel crazy with people telling you what you should do in your life, whether it be how to find your soul mate, how to make 6 figures in your business or how to lose weight?  Just recently I listened to a Calling in the one soulmate seminar on the internet. One speaker said throw away your list of what you want in a mate and the next speaker said be very clear about what you want. One speaker said do the inner work and allow him to come to you, another said hire a dating coach and join  It certainly made me crazy and I felt overwhelmed at first.  Thankfully, I had done my inner work and knew what I needed to do for me.

I have come to the conclusion, neither answer is right nor wrong. It’s what’s right for me.  Instead of looking outside for someone to tell me what’s right or what to do with my life (and I did that most of my life) I have learned to go within and see what feels right for me. I ask myself the question – does it make me feel peaceful or stressful?  How do we discern what is right for ourselves?  Our feelings are not right or wrong and they are clues to what we need to do next. Our feelings are our gifts from God and come to give us messages.

You are invited to trust yourself and your intuition. I believe that your answers are within. If you have been looking outside for your answers, it takes practice and a conscious decision to go within. I teach  people the importance to spend time with themselves in quiet meditation and prayer.  By going within you get in touch with what you want and desire- and what you don’t want.

There are so many outside distractions and information coming in that it is easy to feel overwhelmed.  I am learning the importance of setting boundaries for myself so that I live in peace.  I am learning to say no when it doesn’t feel right.  It is my responsibility to keep myself in peace and to continually check in when I’m feeling overwhelmed, especially when I need to make a decision. If I am feeling pressured to make a decision or if I am asked to make a decision that I am not ready to make, I am learning to give myself the time I need to gain clarity and discern what is best for me.  I may even give myself the time not to decide, until it feels right.  In this space of quiet, I can go within and ask God for direction and guidance. When it feels right and there is peace in my heart, I trust myself and move forward.

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