Episode 119 – Who You Gonna Call?
Trust is believing in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone/something
Society thrives with trust
It can be an anchor during uncertain and challenging times
Faith is a noun – something we have or something we place
“I have faith in God“
“I place my faith in…”
Trust is a verb
“I trust my partner,” “I trust my business associate,” “I trust my intuition.”
Faith is unearned – not based on demonstration, but rooted in hope and an inner knowing
Trust is earned
We trust people and organizations that have demonstrated to us that they are worthy of our trust
They are reliable, consistent. walk their talk and we can count on them
Faith has more of a future focus – what we know to be possible or true, but has not yet come into being
Trust has a present focus – what we take action on now
Faith is a divine power in itself
Trust is an outcome of the divine power of Discernment
We judge someone or something to be deserving of our trust
We can have faith in the tightrope walker
We believe he will make it across the vast canyon
But will we let him carry us across the same canyon?
We can have faith that our bank account is growing or will grow
But we trust there are sufficient funds when we make a withdrawal
We can have faith that seeds will grow from the soil
But we trust the soil, (and reliable methods) that has produced a successful crop in past years
We can have faith in God
But we trust God when we let go of our personal will, exercise patience, and act on divine guidance and inspiration
We trust Spirit when we let her carry us on her back…on a tightrope…over a deep canyon
Let go of our need to direct, oversee and control
Let go of our timetable
Exercise patience with the process
Surrender to the inner I Am
Many of us look only to experts and the opinions/directions of others
We would benefit by building up our trust in inner resources and spiritual gifts
Trusting the still, small voice
It is dependable, consistent and undivided, but may not always seem so
From ego or Spirit?
It takes practice
Ability to distinguish our feelings (which are ever changing) from our intuition
Requires objectivity to ensure we aren’t just validating the beliefs we already hold
A delicate balancing act between our (God given) intellect and our (God given) intuition
A regular meditation practice
Learn to be in tune with your body
Dialogue and Inquiry
In whom or what do you trust? Why? Do you have the same level of trust in God-in-you? How can you tell?
How does someone or something earn or lose your trust?
Have you earned the trust of others? If so, how?
How do you experience the difference between having faith in God (the Divine) and trusting God (the Divine)?
When something takes a long time to manifest, does that try your patience? Are you really trusting then?
Share a story about trusting Spirit completely.
What do you need to release or build up in order to trust yourself, another or God completely?
Why is this important?
I trust in Spirit with all my heart. I trust that I can call upon my inner resources, knowing that each action that is mine to do will be revealed in the right time and way. No matter where I am or what I need to do, I trust God within for good judgment, strength, and confidence. I trust the still, small voice within, and follow my guidance. I trust Spirit with all my heart.