Are you having an experience where you know exactly what to do but can’t get yourself to do it?
Maybe it’s the diet you started but then completely fell off the wagon.
Maybe it’s the marketing strategy in your business that has yet to be implemented – all those social media posts and live broadcasts you haven’t gotten around to.
Maybe it’s the to-do list you stare at everyday but do something else instead.
I definitely know the feeling. Been there, done that, didn’t get around to buying the T-shirt, LOL.
I still run into it sometimes, because life is like that. We come back around to old issues at a new level.
The good news is that now I know what’s at the root cause of it.
The missing emotion that keeps any of us from taking action is Trust.
When you’re having trouble following through on action – even when that action was inspired by Divine Guidance – it’s because there’s something you don’t Trust.
- Trusting that your inspired action is going to the net the desired result.
- Trusting that you correctly received the inspiration that’s guiding you.
- Trusting yourself to do it “right” (whatever “right” really means anyway).
- Trusting that what you’re putting out there will be well received by others.
That’s not even all of the possibilities, but it’s a pretty good start to the list. Did you read any in there that felt familiar?
There are two important things that I’ve learned about Trust:
- You can only Trust anyone else (including Source and The Universe) as much as you Trust yourself.
- Trust is like a muscle. You have to build it up, starting small and working your way up to the heavy lifting.
Without Trust, all the Divine Guidance in the world can’t help you. If you can’t get yourself to do small things, there’s no way you can summon enough Trust in yourself or anyone else to do the big things.
When I work with my business clients on aligning their results with their Divine Calling, we always focus on energy, psychology and action.
First, we heal their Core Wound and other deep subconscious patterns related to Trust, so that their subconscious isn’t fighting them anymore.
Second, we start rebuilding their Trust muscle through action. Typically I have them start with their calendar, creating a weekly schedule that makes time for everything they need and is actually realistic to follow. Something that instinctively feels doable.
Sometimes we also look into their Human Design, because a big thing that erodes self-Trust is trying to live life in a way that doesn’t come naturally. Some people like me, for instance, are designed to require lots of downtime to re-energize, which requires a lot of boundaries and self-Love in a world that values being busy.
If you are struggling to take certain actions, start by stepping back and assessing the situation. What is the biggest thing you successfully do on a repeated basis? And how does that compare with what you’re trying to do now?
If the difference is too big, you might need to create some intermediate steps to build up to it.
(This reminds me of the time I came home from a Sedona trip and tried to go raw vegan, switching directly from a standard American diet. Talk about a difference that was too big! No, it didn’t stick.)
Also, I’m always a big fan of breaking big projects down into the smallest possible to-do items – sometimes as ridiculously small as “Create blank Google Doc.” That makes the big things seem not so big.
Meanwhile, meditation, Reiki, or something else to raise your vibration can temporarily silence the un-Trusting self-talk long enough to allow some action.
If you’re starting at Square One, that’s OK. Sometimes building a hefty muscle means lifting a 5-lb. weight for a while. Start with something really basic like making your bed every morning.
If you’ve been significantly successful already and now you’re hitting a ceiling, then you might have maxed out what you can accomplish without support. In that case, it’s time for something like Fearless Freedom to heal your Core Wounds so that you don’t have to fight them anymore.