If you told yourself that your house was brown, you would probably believe it. (You could just look at it and know that this was true.)
But what if you told yourself something that you knew was true, but it wasn’t as easily proved? Would you still believe yourself?
What if you felt an intuitive hit about something or someone, and you had no idea how you knew what you knew, but this hit was so strong that you just couldn’t dismiss it? Would you trust your inner knowing enough to act on it?
I was on the phone yesterday with Sue from Soul Speaking, and we were talking about how it feels to be tapped on the shoulder by the universe. Sometimes, we doubt this tap – we push it aside or bury ourselves in work or simply ignore it. We don’t trust that something this beautiful and amazing could really be happening.
Many of us have had a time in our lives where we knew something – really knew it – but were afraid to trust ourselves and admit that we knew it or act on this knowing.
I’m not entirely sure where this self doubt comes from. But I have an idea. I talk to a lot of people. Almost every day I get to connect with beautiful souls from all over the world. We share our experiences and connect on a spiritual level. These people are healers and guides who have answered the tap and are living in service to others. These are empaths, intuitives, sensitive souls whose light shines so brightly. But almost always, as we’re talking about these deep issues – such as our soul and being of service to others – it comes out that they were abused or somehow mistreated when they were children. And because of that abuse, it oftentimes took them awhile to step into their soulwork because they didn’t trust themselves enough to recognize that they were being called on.
When we are abused, we know that it’s wrong. We know it. And yet, we’re told that it’s either not really happening or that it’s okay that it’s happening. And when we hear this enough we begin to doubt our own inner knowing. We begin to wonder if we’re truly being abused at all. And then we grow up and carry this doubt with us into our adult lives. And so every time we feel an intuitive hit – a message from our soul – we question it. We wonder if it’s real. We just aren’t sure.
But we really are.
When I was writing my book, Coming Back to Life: How An Unlikely Friend Helped Me Reclaim My True Spirit (coming soon), I constantly was faced with this doubt. I was writing about my experience with communicating with someone on the other side. Because of my own childhood pain, I had closed off the part of me that was open and free and trusting for many years. And this experience shook all of that up and had me questioning everything about my life and how I was living it. I wanted proof that this was really happening. (Which I received.) But then I wanted more. And this not trusting myself and needing external validation and tangible proof continued for more than a year. Until one day I realized:
I know what I know.
We all do. We all have this inner knowing that is true and pure and always there.
And when we question ourselves, it’s simply because we haven’t dropped into this deep space of truth within us. We haven’t allowed ourselves to get to the heart of our being. We are instead operating from a space of fear and doubt and ego.
If you are one of the sensitive souls that I referenced above, please know that you know everything you need to know already. It’s all inside you, and it’s okay to trust yourself. If you were hurt in the past and began to question your own truth, just know that you can trust your truth now. You can trust yourself – your soul. It will never lead you down the wrong path – never.
Your soul is this beautiful part of you that loves you no matter what. It’s the part of you that radiates light and love. It’s the part of you that gently guides you throughout your journey here on Earth, and it never leaves you.
Just remember that you know what you know. And once you get into that space and are able to ground it and know that this is your truth, there isn’t a single thing that can sway you.
So if you’re currently being tapped by the universe, and you’re questioning whether it’s real – drop into your soul and you’ll know immediately that it is. If you’re being called to shine your light in some way, trust that calling. If you’re opening up to the universe in ways you never even believed were possible and you’re scared because everything is so new, trust that you’ll never be led in a direction that you aren’t meant to go in. If you’re wondering if you can truly – I mean truly – trust yourself, stop wondering and just do it.
We are each beautiful beings, and it’s time that we all began to trust how amazing we truly are. We know what we know. And that little piece of wisdom is truly big enough to change the world.
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