Years ago, I trusted my husband with my money. He was a stockbroker after all. But, alas, he lost almost everything. After our divorce, I was terrified to trust anyone again.
Then at some point it dawned on me. I couldn’t just ignore money. I needed to start trusting myself. But how? I was financially clueless.
If you’re in a similar situation, let me introduce you to what I’ve come to call the Trinity of Trust. It’s how I began the journey of reclaiming my power and taking financial responsibility
As I spent time connecting with each point on this triangle, I found myself building a firm foundation of trust in myself, in others who were trustworthy, and in the my Higher Power.
It worked like this:
A. I began examining all my limiting thoughts and beliefs that were no longer serving me, replacing them with more positive ones. I also consciously looked for things to appreciate and love about myself.
B. I sought out others who’d educate and encourage me. If I met someone smart with money, I’d pick their brain. I looked to role models for inspiration. I found friends to support my efforts and hold me accountable
C. I carved out time to commune with my Soul—my connection to the Divine—through prayer and meditation. I tuned into my intuition and took advantage of synchronicities, despite my trepidation.
I found these 3 elements extraordinary helpful. But to sustain my trust, I took one more step.
I drew a circle around this Trinity. I considered this a Sacred Circle, an impenetrable boundary. I’d let no one inside the circle… Including certain members my family…who didn’t respect, appreciate and support my efforts. No pessimists, naysayers or worry warts allowed.
Still, to this day, when I lose my footing, I go back inside that circle, connect to each point of the Trinity and recall the words of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, “As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.”
Truer words were never spoken.
What is one thing you could do today to begin to build your foundation of Trust? Leave me a comment below.
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