Feminine energy welcomes the more nebulous textures of life including intuition and faith. These qualities can’t be measured or quantified, yet they’re vital sign posts in our journey towards our heart’s desires.
This was recently emphasised in a beautiful podcast I listened to by@Elizabeth Di Alto
During the podcast she shared a powerful statement about embodying our feminine energy, and leaning into trust and faith. The insight was,
“If this is what’s happening, I trust it to take me where I need to go”.
It got me thinking about how often we make decisions in complete faith verses how often we make decisions in fear.
Subsequently, this topic arose in a recent Clarity Session, where a potential client was finding it difficult to make important decisions because she was fearful about what other people thought of her.
I’m sure we can all relate!
Making decisions in fear
Fear isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In fact, it’s the primal survival instinct of your body, enabling you to make decisions that feel safe and not too risky.
However fear is also something that holds a lot of conditioning.
When you make a decision in fear it’s rooted in your wounding. Based on what’s gone wrong before, and a desire to protect yourself from pain or shame.
This conditioned fear tends to override your deeper intuition, which leaves you split and existing on two parallel but contrasting tracks.
A surface track, which is controlled by fear, conditioning, and not wanting to rock the boat.
A deeper track, which is governed by your inner truths that rumble along making increasingly loud noises, determined to be acknowledged!
You expend a lot of energy trying to ignore, suppress or brush over the deeper track. It exhausts and depletes you, making you shrink and feel sick.
Making decisions in faith - a trust exercise
Leaning to into faith can be hard when you’re used to controlling and manoeuvring out of fear. It requires trust, which begins with being able to trust yourself first.
With this in mind, I invite you to reflect on this little trust exercise.
Reflect on a time where you trusted your intuition and everything worked out for you. Perhaps not necessarily how you thought – or even hoped – it would work out. But nonetheless it worked out in your best interest.
I now invite you to think about a time where you ignored or over rode your intuition and how this worked out for you?
It may take some time to do this exercise, particularly the first part. However, my guess is that once you find an example of following your intuition, the outcome was one that served you well.
Increasing your capacity for self trust
You increase your capacity for self-trust by leaning into this intuition and knowing more deeply.
Perhaps you can begin by tuning in for small decisions like ‘what do I really want for dinner tonight?’ or ‘do I honestly have the energy to stay an extra hour at work’?
Every time you check in with yourself and make decisions that honour this place, you deposit a coin in the bank of trust. In turn your TRUST statement will be much more stable and sound when you’re required to make bigger life decisions.
Making decisions based on faith involves surrendering to riding the buried track of truth. To let the rumbles and jolts carry you to where you need to be.
It might not always be the safest or easiest ride. In fact there’s a high chance it could be hellishly uncomfortable! But it’s always – without doubt – the right track and it will never let you abandon yourself.
Perhaps that in itself, is worth putting your faith in.