I wrote about trust last as a reflection for my new program ASCEND, which is also about empowerment and truth.  Turns out I haven’t been living up to any of them.

When I tell people the truth about ASCEND, their faces open with some kind of laughter.  I need that! they say.  When I couch the truth with polite and positive language, it falls flat.  And no one signs up except Anna, bless her.

Not telling the truth means I’m not expressing full power.  I’m also not trusting you to accept or like me.  Oops, there’s attachment to outcomes.  Quadruple finger-wagging whammy.

I say that the program is about Surviving Donald.

Which is half joking and just part of the truth.  The truth is that we can do better than just survive, and Donald isn’t really the problem.  AND, there’s a lot more to how we understand, discern, and tell truth, which we’ll look at in the series.

It’s my job to create opportunities for light, which are often messier than you’d think light-creating would be.  The shadows are tricksters.

I have to trust me, that the inspiration is true and the time well-spent.  I have to trust the process, that the making of a course/program/series/whatever has value and impact, which may be TOTALLY different than I imagine or plan.  Tricksters.  I have to trust you that I can express my truth.  Then we all have power woven together.

That must be why telling the truth feels good.  The lessons are ongoing, even and especially the ones I teach.  We think we are honest and trustworthy just because we want to be.  I have to keep creating lessons to show me how sometimes I’m not who I want to be.  Courage, everyone.