7/22/2019 1 Comment
5. You have to build layers of self-trust that will become stronger than the doubts and fears.
Self-trust is a muscle that requires effort and time to grow. I have been known to be extreme, and will push really hard for something, and then cycle into complete exhaustion. And that may work for some things, but creating a life you love is not one of them. Most things that are really great, take a long time to make. They can not be done in unsustainable ways and they require rest and time to build. I learned a lot about the process of self-trust during my experiment of building every day with LEGO.
The majority of the time, I built a brand new creation each day. There were several times during the experiment though, that I continued to work on a creation from a previous day, adding a new layer to it. It felt nice not to start from nothing on those days, but what I came to realize was that even on the days when I wasn't layering, I was never really starting from scratch.
I was actually still coming to the creation process with the foundation of all the layers of the previous creations I had made. Every day I showed up and built, I increased my trust in myself and in the process of creativity. And that invisible self-trust layer came with me, giving me courage over the distrust and dread.
I am still fully learning to embrace it, but if we want to build and create great things in our lives, we have to allow ourselves the time and permission to let it build slowly, and to rest along the way. We have to trust ourselves and all that we have already done in our lives, and give ourselves time. A little bit each day really does make some magical things happen in your life over time.
Start where you are and build a little bit each day. Things grow over time, but time is required for growth, even if you have all the right pieces. Trust yourself and trust the process.
Lesson 1: Believe in your Magic Words
Lesson 2: Magical Play
Lesson 3: Resisting Resistance the Magical Way
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Lee Ann Hilbrich, MA, LMFT, LPC, CDWF, RYT 200
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