Trusting yourself requires more than taking deep breaths and saying positive mantras; it takes a conscious connection to your divine source. To trust is to boldly lead with your heart, and reveal your truth. When you trust yourself, you venture into the unknown territory of your own being. It doesn’t necessarily mean performing feats of external bravery and strength, but rather acknowledging your internal fears, hurts, and imperfections, and acting in the face of them. Trusting yourself to let go and embrace your vulnerabilities is one of the most courageous choices you can make. Intuitive Psychologist Dr. Debra Reble shares 5 spiritual practices to help you strengthen your trust muscles.
Intuitive Psychologist Dr. Debra Reble, Aspire Magazine’s Expert Columnist, shares her ‘10 Sacred Keys for Soul-Hearted Living’ to help you to tap into your divine energy source, create the fullest expression of yourself, and share this inspired experience of life with others. These are the same heart-centered principles that she has been successfully guiding her private clients through for many years and has fully embraced herself.
Opening your heart in gratitude releases a continuous stream of love energy that supports spiritual clarity, and creativity; strengthens the immune system, eliminates energy blocks, and diminishes fear, stress, and negativity. Most importantly, our overall quality of life improves because we wake up each day with positive energy, inspiration, and an appreciation for the many blessings in our lives. Here are 7 ways to incorporate gratitude into your life.
Releasing energy blocks opens us to self-love, and is an essential practice in being love. If we want to progress in self-love, love of others, and love of the world, we must release anyone or anything that impedes the flow of love within us, and restore peace and harmony in all aspects of our lives. In this adapted article from her much-anticipated new book, Being Love: How Loving Yourself Creates Ripples of Transformation in Your Relationships and the World, Dr. Debra Reble shares six ways to release energy blocks to self-love.
Despite the pain it elicits, loss shows us the healing power of love. It teaches us about the delicate balance, intensity, and richness of life and above all, provides the greatest opportunity for personal transformation. Loss is bittersweet for we cannot experience the pain of loss without first having experienced the joy associated with what has been lost. Moreover, the heartbreak that wounds us most deeply eventually leads us to greater enlightenment, blessing our lives with a more spiritual depth of life.
In cultivating lightheartedness, we create and sustain joy, find peace in times of turmoil, and respond rather than react to life’s challenges by not allowing temporary circumstances to diminish our well-being. When we exhibit the qualities of lightheartedness—such as humor, play, flexibility, and spontaneity—our lives seem brighter which in turn increases our ability to uplift those of others. This occurs because humor, play, flexibility, and spontaneity are expressions of our soul.
Trusting ourselves allow us to summon the courage to be who we are. This takes letting go and embracing our vulnerabilities. Courage comes from the Latin word cor, which means “heart.” Courage sources deep within our hearts as self-acceptance, and self-compassion and acknowledges our vulnerabilities without escaping or distracting from them. It “encourages” us to engage in every life situation as an opportunity for our spiritual transformation.
Many of us feel that the pursuit of happiness is elusive and unattainable. We think if we just had the right job, relationship, or an abundance of money that then we would be happy. Yet, contrary to this popular belief, happiness is a state of being-well being that is within our grasp. And, we have always had the power to create it in our lives.
Celebrating the holidays without expectations can be challenging even for those of us who live an authentic life. How many of us dread the holidays because we have difficulty saying no, declining an invitation, or setting firm boundaries with our family members? Whether it be family traditions we feel obligated to continue, or relatives we feel we must visit, our minds are filled with endless to-do lists, expectations and obligations at this particular time of year. Instead of it being a time of beauty, quiet reflection, and a celebration of our hearts, it becomes stressful and anxiety-ridden trying to live up to the expectations of ourselves and others.
Familiarity with the transformative power of intention makes us realize that we have many more possibilities in life than we could possibly envision through the lens of old mindsets. In co-creating with our divine source, we can consciously choose what we want in life. And with new confidence in the innate power of intention to manifest our desires, we can trust in our ability to make our dreams come true.