As a Sagittarius, I am extremely loyal…until trust is broken. Then it is very, very difficult for me to trust that person again. Steven Covey once said, “Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.”
As a leader, and yes you are a leader in some capacity, before others can trust you, self trust is necessary; your intuition, decision making, and actions. This requires integrity. Trust is most often broken when words and actions are not aligned.
Lack of trust is a root and sacral chakra imbalance. If you do not feel safe enough to be yourself, if you fear not being accepted or loved, you will hold back and play it safe. If you don’t trust yourself, though they may not be able to pinpoint why, others won’t trust you. That sets up a reinforcing cycle of distrust. Here are four questions to start building self-trust.
What do you need to feel safe- Is it deep healing from old wounds, keeping your promises to yourself, or is it something else?
What would it take for you to accept yourself as is, flaws and all?
What does unconditional love look and feel like (even if you have to imagine it, try to answer this) and what would it take for you to offer that to yourself if only for a few minutes daily?
When you tell yourself you’re going to do something, what do you need to keep your word? You may need to examine why you are making offers or promises to yourself (or others) that you cannot keep. Integrity may require be willing to risk disappointing someone else when you say no.
As you work to trust yourself, you begin to gain the trust of others, you show up more fully as you, and you tend to make better decisions that springboard you to your desired outcomes in life.
If you would like to explore balancing the root and sacral chakras, check the Intro to the Chakras online course.