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The Letter T – Trust

We are in a period of unprecedented, unwanted change, change that has been thrust upon us by the corona virus, Covid-19.  We do not have a clear understanding of when this crisis will end and what the world will look like afterwards.

As an experienced life coach, I have decided to use my coaching skills and take the word TOGETHER, and do a series of positive blog posts and podcasts for each of the letters in this word, to give you a set of tools and techniques to help you and the people you are connected to, effectively deal with this period of unwanted change.

The fifth letter T in TOGETHER stands for “Trust.“

Trust is defined as “an instinctive, unquestioning belief in, faith in and reliance upon, something for which a desired outcome is not certain.”

When an outcome in any life situation you are facing is uncertain and includes circumstances beyond what you can control, you must have trust.

Trust has never been more important than in this period of unwanted change, caused by the Covid-19 crisis.

When you trust, you open yourself up to the energy of a Higher Power, an energy field based in part on the vibration of love and one in which all things are possible and happen in ways you can never imagine.

Trust requires you to have faith in and a belief in a Higher Power and at the same time a faith and belief within yourself that the outcome you desire will happen, even though you cannot currently experience it with your own five senses.

Trust is not something that ever provides a guaranteed outcome. 

Trust instead requires being open to what the final outcome is, and that final outcome is in your best interest and for your highest good.

A large number of people are feeling a tremendous amount of fear and anxiety. If you are feeling fear and anxiety, it is easy to get stuck in an emotional loop that makes it difficult for you to trust.

Trust helps overcome the personal and collective vibration of fear we all are experiencing.

Trust makes you a victor instead of a victim.

Stephen Lesavich, PhD

So how can you develop a sense of trust in your own life in this period of extreme uncertainty caused by Covid-19?

Acknowledge the uncertainty. If you are going to trust, you cannot ignore the uncertainty being caused by unwanted change. You must acknowledge that there are circumstances in current situation that are not under your control. You must acknowledge that any outcome you desire is uncertain. You must acknowledge the outcome you desire is under the control of a Higher Power and is possible if you place your trust, faith and belief in that Higher Power.

Be open to new circumstance and situations that occur. If you are going to trust, you need to be open to new circumstances and situations that occur. The new circumstances and situations are likely to very different than anything you have experienced so far in your life. These new circumstances and situations are likely going to include things that are outside your current comfort zone, that challenge your existing boundaries and may make your uncomfortable. Unfortunately, your comfort zone and existing boundaries may no longer exist. If you trust the final outcome to your current situation will be for your highest good, you must open to receive the new circumstances and situations that go along with that final outcome.

Take responsibility for things you can control. In any situation that requires trust, you must take responsibility for things you can control. One of the things you can control is your attitude. Keep an attitude that is based on the positive emotions of courage, hope, peace, love, etc. Avoid attitudes that are based on the negative emotions of anxiety, fear, anger, etc. An attitude based on positive emotions makes it easier for you to take the appropriate actions and make the appropriate decisions to achieve a desired trust based and solution-oriented outcome.

Trust in a Higher Power. Trust the scientists and medical professionals. Be cautious about trusting the words of any politician.

Trusting will create a poistive impact in your life and in the lives of anyone you encounter.

Remember, we are all in this together. Just keep trusting. Things will get better.

Stay safe, stay healthy and stay home

Out There on the Edge of Everything®…

Stephen Lesavich, PhD

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Certified solution-focused life coach and experienced business coach.

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