Anything Is Possible
Last week I wrote about experiencing more Heaven on Earth — what that looks like, how to feel it, how to sustain it, and even how NOT to beat yourself up after a screw up. (It happens to the best of us.)
Out of the post, two groups emerged:
Group 1 sounded something like this: “Right on! I can do this! A daily practice like this is totally within me!” This group sounds eager, optimistic, free from heavy burden. This group sounds like the child each one of us used to be.
Group 2 sounded a bit more like this: “Is she f-ing kidding me? She has no idea what I’m going through and if she only had a clue, she would know that what she’s suggesting is impossible, completely impossible.” This group comes with a lot of baggage, baggage they have allowed to weigh them down. They do not sound free or child-like. I wonder, do they remember the simple, heart-lessons of Winnie-the-Pooh? Or how about the magical spirit that dances within the pages of Alice in Wonderland?
Of course, the two groups are on opposite ends of the spectrum — we can fall anywhere in between. Maybe even from one day to the next.
Difference Between the Groups
The nutshell-difference between the two groups is this: At some level, be it big or small, some part of Group 1 has embraced the idea that ultimately, learning to trust will serve their higher good. They believe that trust brings peace and they want more peace in their lives. Whether they admit it out loud or keep it tucked away inside, they know that anything is possible.
Group 1 may be gung-ho, like they sound above. Or they may be apprehensive, which is perfectly fine with them, too. They know they may (will) screw up, and they also know there is good that will come from the supposed screw up. When it comes right down to it, they believe trusting is not just possible, but it’s also very doable. So they make the decision to go for it.
On the other hand, Group 2 looked at the reasons I offered (the reasons I choose to trust from the last post), they reflected on their past life experiences, and made the decision that in their specific situation, trusting was impossible.
Well, they are right on one front: I don’t know what life events and experiences happened along the way to deliver them to where they are today. But I do know that it is possible for them to trust. It is possible for you to trust. I am sure of it. Anything is possible.
But here’s the thing…I’m not here to convince you of how trust works. I didn’t start this blog to convince you of anything or to try to convert your thinking. I started this blog to share my Truth and to serve as a guide for those who are interested in learning to love and trust themselves.
So if this is you, if you’re interested in learning to love yourself and trust yourself, as you learn to love and trust others, I invite you to put your Big Boots on and prepare for a grand Adventure. I wish I could share the “how’s of trust” in an 850 word blog post like this one, but trust has a few more layers to it than that.
Two Easy Ways to Get Started
As I wrote in the last post, learning to trust yourself isn’t this thing we master. We don’t check-the-box and say, “Done! What’s next?” It’s a daily practice, and I’d be honored to serve as your guide if you’re interested in learning more about the practice of trust. Two simple ways to get you actively moving along the trust-path are by reading A Guide to Trust (email me: firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll be happy to send you a copy — it’s absolutely free) or by subscribing to this blog to receive a weekly post that I hope will inspire your mind and warm your heart. Or do both!
Begin by believing that it is possible — it is possible for you to trust.
For just a moment, set aside your adult-logic and conditioning. Let go of whatever is whispering in your ear, creating doubt, worry, fear. Exhale all of it.
Now, inhale your childhood innocence. The you of way-back-when, when you were still gentle with yourself. Continue to inhale the you who loved and trusted easily. Who believed in magic. Embrace the you who would have easily agreed with these words from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland:
“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”
Do you still think trusting is impossible? You don’t have to go for six impossible things; start by believing this one thing is possible. Be the child who still believes.
Now go put on your Big Boots…an Adventure awaits you!
“When you see someone putting on his Big Boots, you can be pretty sure that an Adventure is going to happen.” ~ A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
In love and trust,
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