Have you ever found yourself questioning your intuition? Do you feel like sometimes you trust your gut, but other times you’re not so sure? You’re not alone. It’s completely normal to have moments of self-doubt, especially when it comes to trusting your intuition. However, learning how to trust yourself is essential to empowering yourself and feeling confident in your ability to navigate the world around you.
One way to build self-trust and strengthen your intuition is by using affirmations. Affirmations are positive statements that you repeat to yourself to help shift your mindset and create a more positive outlook. By practicing affirmations regularly, you can reprogram your mind to focus on the good, which can help you develop a more trusting relationship with yourself.
Today, we will explore the power of power of affirmations for building self-trust.
What are affirmations?
Affirmations are powerful tools that can boost our self-confidence in numerous ways. They consist of positive statements that help shift our focus from what we don’t want to what we want. By using affirmations, we can focus on our strengths and build our self-esteem.
People use affirmations in different ways. Some use them to start their day off on the right foot, while others use them to help overcome specific challenges or obstacles. Regardless of how you use them, affirmations can be a powerful tool to help you achieve your goals and become an empowered intuitive.
How can affirmations help you trust yourself more?
When using affirmations, it is important to focus on ones that feel believable to you. Attempting to use an affirmation that doesn’t ring true for you can actually reinforce limiting beliefs and make it difficult to build self-trust.
While it can be useful to identify the mindsets that cause you to question your intuition, it’s easy to get caught up in limiting beliefs or toxic positivity if you try too hard to believe something to be true. This doesn’t mean that you should avoid affirmations that challenge you, but rather that you should strive to find a balance between affirmations that push you out of your comfort zone and those that feel like a natural fit.
By focusing solely on affirmations that feel too easy or comfortable, you may inadvertently reinforce limiting beliefs and miss out on opportunities for growth. On the other hand, if you try too hard to believe something to be true, you risk falling into the trap of toxic positivity or invalidating your true feelings and beliefs.
Working with affirmations is a process that requires going with the flow. You may find affirmations that easily ring true for you, while others create dissonance. For example, working with the affirmation, “I trust myself and my intuition.” If you find yourself questioning yourself, chances are this affirmation isn’t actually true for you. Simply repeating “I trust myself and my intuition” over and over again until you believe it might bring up self-doubt. It’s difficult to convince yourself of something without actually believing it.
To work with this affirmation, you want to notice the limiting beliefs that come up. These beliefs usually show up as negative thinking, self-talk, and doubt. So when you say to yourself, “I trust myself and my intuition,” instead of a solid feeling, you might start to think things like, “But do I really?”, “What if what I’m feeling isn’t valid and it’s all in my head?” All those questions may come up in your mind, and they can linger, but they can also be fleeting.
To work with this affirmation, write down all those thoughts that come up and say “this isn’t true.” You need to acknowledge these thoughts to purge them from your system. Once you’ve acknowledged them and written them down, you can work with these limiting beliefs and make new affirmations to shift them into beliefs that are more supportive.
Let’s take the question, “What if what I’m feeling isn’t valid and it’s all in my head?” There are a few limiting beliefs contained in that question: my feelings are not valid, I cannot trust my intuition, and I am not capable of accurately interpreting my emotions or intuition. You may notice some resistance coming up here, and your instinct may be to say “I don’t believe those things.” You have to choose to be radically honest here and face that these beliefs do exist within you. If they didn’t, that seed of doubt would not be coming up.
Once you identify these limiting beliefs, you can work on identifying where these beliefs came from and healing any past experiences and conditioning that led to these beliefs. To learn more about that, I would recommend booking an Intuitive Healing Session.
To continue working with affirmations, you want to question the truth of these limiting beliefs and create new supportive beliefs. These new beliefs will be the new affirmations that you can use to support yourself. For example, you may come to the conclusion that you are working on trusting your intuition. So the affirmation might become, “I am working on trusting my intuition.” Any affirmation that you use should have a sense of solidity and authenticity to it. Otherwise, you have to go back and repeat the process until you find an affirmation that does work for you. Once you do, repeat that affirmation over and over to reinforce your new belief.
When we repeat affirmations to ourselves regularly, we begin to believe them. This can help us build confidence in ourselves and our abilities, and strengthen our trust in our intuition.
Affirmations for building self-trust
- I trust myself and my intuition.
- I am working on trusting myself and my intuition more.
- I am confident in my ability to make good decisions.
- I listen to my inner voice and trust the guidance it provides.
- I am worthy of trust and respect.
- I believe in myself and my abilities.
- My feelings and instincts are valuable and reliable sources of information.
- I am capable of understanding and interpreting my emotions and intuition.
- I am my own authority on the truth of my intuition.
- Only I can determine whether my feelings and intuition are true.
- I focus on my intuitive strengths.
- My intuition is unique and special to me.
- I allow my intuition to communicate with me in its own unique way.
- The way other people’s intuition operates has nothing to do with me.
- What’s true for someone else does not need to be true for me.
- My inner vision is clear, and I am able to interpret the symbols that are shown to me. I trust that they have a unique meaning to me.
- I trust my instincts and can know something based on my intuition alone.
Affirmations are a powerful tool for building self-trust and strengthening your intuition. By focusing on positive statements that feel authentic and true to you, you can shift your mindset and begin to believe in yourself and your abilities. Remember that working with affirmations is a process that requires patience and self-awareness. When you notice limiting beliefs and negative self-talk, acknowledge them and work to create new, supportive beliefs that empower you.
If you’re ready to dive deeper into your own self-exploration and intuitive type embodiment and empowerment journey, I invite you to book an Intuitive Healing Session with me. During our session, we’ll explore your unique intuitive type and work together to create a plan for strengthening your intuition and building self-trust.
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Remember, you are capable of trusting yourself and your intuition. With the right tools and mindset, you can develop a deep sense of self-trust and begin to navigate the world with confidence and clarity.
Trusting yourself as an intuitive is not always easy. Many of us have been taught to ignore or dismiss our intuition, and it can take time to unlearn those beliefs.
Do you hear a voice inside of you telling you to ignore your intuition or do what is expected of you, even if it doesn’t feel right? These thoughts and feelings are clues to the beliefs that are holding you back, and they are intuitive clues!
Pay attention to the little nudges and whispers that come up throughout your day. Trust that they are leading you in the right direction.
Have there been times when you trusted your intuition and it led you in the right direction? Writing down proof of these experiences can help build evidence so that you can more easily trust your intuition.
Trusting yourself as an intuitive is a journey, not a destination. Every time you listen to your intuition, you are strengthening that trust muscle a little bit more. So be patient with yourself and celebrate the moments when you do trust yourself.
Your intuition is a gift, a part of you that is always there, waiting to be acknowledged and trusted.
You have everything you need to be a powerful and intuitive force in the world. Trust yourself, and the rest will follow.
I believe in you.