Dare boldly

A blog by Louise Gallagher

Who are you when you believe your true self will guide you?


One of the tools trainees in Choices work on is their ‘contract statement’. A personal I am statement about who and how they need to be to live life outside the comfort of limiting thoughts and beliefs.

My contract is, I am a trusting woman.

Not always an easy thing for me, to trust.

Heck, I could rhyme off a thousand reasons why trusting is not good for my well-being and I’d do my best to convince you every one of them is valid.

Truth is, every one of them is just a limiting belief/thought I hold onto in the misguided belief I’m safer playing small, hiding out and dimming my light.

Truth is, I’m safest when I journey with trusting myself as my guide. When I trust that Love is all around and I trust in myself, in my inner guidance to lead me, and my inner voice of knowing to advise me when to walk away from danger, or walk into the fire and light up my life, my life is full of wonder and awe. Sure, there are circumstances that cause pain, sorrow, grief, trouble, confusion, but when I trust in myself to turn up for me, in all my truth without fearing the outcome, I am safe in the world, safe to be me.

When I turn up, pay attention, speak my truth and stay unattached to the outcome, I am truly me.

This morning when I read the guiding thought in the 21 day meditation challenge I’m participating in, My true self can be trusted to guide me, I smiled.

Haha. How to challenge my thinking before I even sink into the quiet. How to ruffle the waters of peace and tranquility before I even dive beneath the surface!

As I sank into the meditation, I became aware of my thoughts racing. Remember when you trusted and… Remember when you believed in another and… Remember…

Yes. I do. But what was then is not what is now. Remembering when I trusted indiscriminately, when I trusted without listening to my true self because I was so busy listening to my false self tell me all the reasons why I needed to trust the untrustworthy, trust without opening my eyes and ears and heart drowns out my voice of knowing. Remembering does not create space for the light to shine on my inner wisdom today.

I am safe when I trust my true self to guide me.

Learning to trust myself and my capacity to live true to my knowing who I am lifts me up. When I believe I can trust my true self to guide me, I am free of fearing the past. Free of fearing what was then will be again. Free of fearing I am not safe in the world.

Living with trust as my watchword, I free myself from playing small, hiding out and dimming my light.

And when I live large, shine bright, the world becomes a trusting, beautiful place to dance in the light of knowing my truth. I am a trusting woman.


Author: Louise Gallagher

I believe in wonder. I believe we are all magnificent beings of divine beauty. I believe we can make a difference in this world, through every act, word, thought. I believe we create ripples with everything we do and say and want to inspire everyone to use their ripple to create a better world for everyone. I'm grateful you're here.

12 thoughts on “Who are you when you believe your true self will guide you?

  1. when we (I’m assuming others are like me) read words like yours this morning, we see them through our own filters, our own ‘does this matter?’ screening tool. Because we are all knee-deep, or deeper, in our own shite …

    my observation is that, of late, you are standing in your own power – more clearly than ever – and that is powerful so see/watch/read

    keep it up!

    Warm wishes from a frequent critic, not being critical today …


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  2. It’s so much easier to trust, when you are surrounded by love.

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  3. I always think of it as tuning in — when I’m tuned in to my higher self everything flows–but I hadn’t thought about it in terms of trust. I’ll be examining that one! I’ve also seen, for me, an element about having faith.
    Playing small, hiding out and dimming my light are all habits I’ve been slowly but surely dropping (definitely a work in progress!) so I relate to this journey you’re describing…

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  4. For most of my life I have not been a trusting woman, hell I still find it hard to trust a lot of people, with the excepting of my family more or less

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  5. I love the way you trust yourself!

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  6. Learning to trust oneself can be the most difficult task, and yet is the road to freedom. Thanks for this post Louise.


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