Absolute trust in ourselves governs how we perceive and respond to all challenges in life. It affords us the personal power to express pure love, flow with the stream of life, and transcend any difficult circumstance. For example, with such trust we can embrace every situation not as a source of fear or upset but as an opportunity for growth, even when it unravels the fabric of our lives, such as losing a job, ending a relationship, suffering from an illness, or grieving the loss of a loved one. Having absolute trust in ourselves supports us to live beyond negative mindsets, beliefs, and the fear-based patterns that cause us to second-guess our inner wisdom.

Unfortunately, many people lack absolute trust in themselves and their connection to source and thus live in fear. Perceiving everyone as a potential enemy and everything as disaster in the making, they continually check the stock market or their bank account to see if they are financially secure; they worry about wrinkles or physical symptoms, thinking they may be ill or growing old; they remain in unhealthy relationships to avoid being alone; they maintain social connections to make sure they belong; they try to secure their jobs by working for a promotion; and/or they feel anxious when anything offers an opportunity for transformation. Consequently, they live in a guarded state, with locks on their hearts as well as their doors to avoid getting hurt or feeling unloved.

Underlying these types of behaviors is often a fear of death, which influences all of our choices. We try to control and hold on to everything in our possession to reassure ourselves that we physically exist. While we may mentally understand that change is a constant, when people we love die, or we lose our job, or a close relationship ends, we panic instead of trusting that we are exactly where we are supposed to be at any given moment. When we are unable to accept change and release the past, we block the flow of energy we need to progress on our soul's path.

Sustaining absolute trust in ourselves beyond condition is the key for manifesting a life based on our own internal security. Even though we may feel like we are operating without a safety net, absolute trust in ourselves and our connection to source is in fact our "safety net." In trusting this powerful connection we realize that even though we are ultimately alone in the world, we are not separate from the rest of humanity. Embracing that we are the embodiment of pure love and light is the foundation for expanding beyond such feelings of alienation that prevent us from expressing ourselves as fully as possible.

We have the power to create our lives positively by trusting ourselves or negatively by surrendering to our fear-based patterns. Fortunately, we can shift from the fear-based message that we are powerless over our lives to the affirmation that we are the creators of our own reality. This sense of self-confidence increases when we acknowledge the innate trust and reliability that has allowed us to come this far.

Author's Bio: 

Dr. Debra L. Reble is a licensed psychologist with expertise in the areas of individual and relationship counseling. She earned her doctorate in 1993 at Kent State University where she also taught courses in their school psychology program.

As a therapeutic intuitive, Dr. Reble also specializes in energetic healing, meditation, and guides people on their pathway toward personal transformation. She also serves as a life/spiritual coach providing information and supporting people through their life transitions. Her valuable insights and ability to assess and help people to release behavioral patterns and energetic blocks brings an enlightened perspective to human processes. Additionally, Dr. Reble focuses her energy through the heart center to nurture, embrace, and assist people in realizing their fullest potential.

Dr. Reble is the founder of HeartPaths of Cleveland, Ohio, a company that is dedicated to providing inspirational materials that enhance the full self-expression and well-being. In 1996, her company released Journey of the Heart, an audiocassette of guided imagery and inspirational music that opens the energetic pathways of the heart. Most recently, Dr. Reble released A Mother’s Lullaby, a CD/audio cassette that is designed to create a physical, emotional, and spiritual bond and enhance the relationship between mother and baby. Presently, Dr. Reble has published her first book, Soul-Hearted Partnership: The Ultimate Experience of Love, Passion, and Intimacy, (2010).

Dr. Reble is also a director with Foundation in Light, an international nonprofit and educational organization whose mission is dedicated to the full integration of light through the heart into human experience. As a director, Dr. Reble assists in presenting workshops, retreats, and consultations nationally to facilitate personal growth, well-being, and full self-expression.