Go to your bosom; Knock there and ask your heart what it doth know. ~Shakespeare
How often have you promised yourself something and didn’t follow through?
Or made a decision based on your second thought when you should have gone with your first?
Perhaps, you followed the path of someone else when you knew in your heart you should have listened to your intuition…and you paid for it later.
No wonder we can’t trust ourselves!
But you know what’s crazy? When someone else promises us something and don’t follow through, we look at them side-eyed. “Untrustworthy,” we say. o_O
Why We Don’t Trust Ourselves
Gail Harris, author of Your Heart Knows The Answer: How to Trust Yourself and Make the Choices That Are Right For You, knows what we’re going through all too well.
Gail reminds us that we didn’t start off as untrustworthy individuals. As children, we trusted ourselves without even thinking about it. It just happened. We intuitively knew what to do, how to be ourselves, and listen to the voice within.
You know what I’m talking about…
We knew when it was time to start walking, talking, and could jump off tables into our parents’ arms because we knew they’d catch us. We didn’t worry that another baby started walking before us or what they’d think about our teeth coming in before or after theirs. (Those were the good ol’ days! LOL)
So what happened? We were taught to NOT trust ourselves and to just listen to everybody else because they knew what was best for us. In some instances, that may have been true (in terms of safety for instance) but we’re not re-taught how to regain our voice, how to re-listen to our hearts and intuition, how to re-discover our truth.
Gail recalls how she realized that her inner certainty had turned into self-hatred and ultimately emotional pain and knew she had to do something about it. This is what prompted her to start this journey of listening, evaluating, figuring out the truth and ultimately sharing her findings with us in Your Heart Knows The Answer.
How To Regain Your Own Trust
One of the reasons I love Your Heart Knows The Answer so much is because Gail offers not one or two but several strategies we can use to learn to listen to the truth, our heart, the REAL voice within, the one that matters.
One is called Dialoguing with Your Heart. She describes it as “the most potent exercise” – a spiritual workout if you will. It guides you through exercises that help you distinguish the “voice in your head” and the “voice of your heart.”
She includes meditations and ceremonial practices for going even deeper and developing a greater awareness of your Higher Self, inner truth, and innate wisdom.
There is this one practice called, The Self-Marriage Ceremony for Honoring Yourself as s Powerful Woman. Let me just tell you that it is too cute but very effective as a symbolic way to step into your power more fully. It even includes the Vow and a Honeymoon! You WILL want to do this ceremony. Gail and I will bring the rice! 🙂
There’s another one called, The Loving Body Ceremony for Accepting and Embracing Your Body. Y’all know this is something I like to talk about too – self-image and loving your body – so this was right up my alley in terms of remembering how to love myself.
As you can see, Gail includes some powerful, vivid, and moving guided exercises that will truly change the way you accept and trust yourself!
Over to you…
Are you tired of not listening to/trusting yourself? Get Your Heart Knows The Answer and let Gail guide you through a path of discovery and an intuitive journey of awareness.
I really don’t want to give too much away but I’ll say this…the benefits of picking up this book are that you’ll learn:
- how to live according to what your heart knows
- rediscover your true inner voice
- how to start learning to trust yourself again
- release the inner wisdom you ALREADY POSSESS
Wouldn’t it be worth your while to read a book if you could get so much value to truly transform your life? I think I know what your answer is. 🙂
It’s a funny thing about life. If you refuse to settle for anything less than the best, that’s what it will give you. ~W. Somerset Maugham