Spirituality and Business: Invoking Trust

Early in my coaching practice, I felt confident in my abilities to help people as promised. But there were still times when I felt that good kind of nerves: before talking with a new client, saying something I thought a client might not like, or trying something new. It was fear, but it wasn’t paralyzing. It was exciting, healthy, and a good indicator that I was onto something.

When these jangly feeling would come up, I would always remind myself that while it was my responsibility to show up and give everything I had, it was also my responsibility to expect the other guy to show up and give everything he had. I deal in collaborations, and when I start thinking that it’s all up to me? Danger zone.

But I did feel that there was something more I could do. More I could bring. I felt like the pump perched on top of a deep well.

What if I just asked the well to let the water rise?

I penned a little prayer, an invocation. A gentle request. I goes like this:

God, Universe, Spirit, Genius, Muse Divine –

I am here in service to do your work. It is your work, and I am here to be your loving filter.

Please help me focus and be attentive to the work at hand. Guide me, inspire me, and show me the way so that I may better help others to know your light, your wisdom, and your joy.

I am ready to gather and radiate light.

Ever thankful,

As you can see, I wasn’t too particular as to who/what got my message. Muse, Genius, God – they’re all the same to me. What mattered to me was that I asked something bigger, that deep well, to show up with me. That is the ultimate collaboration.

The result? Faith. Ease. Happy clients. Happy Laura. Surrender. Movement. The ego and mental chatter got really quiet.

And I got to be the pump, trusting that the water would rise. Call it trust, call it faith – it’s one of most powerful qualities you can bring to your business.

So my question for you is: What do you do to cultivate divine trust? To surrender, to invoke, to work with the well? Come out of the spirituality closet and let me know in the comments.

Gathering light,

4 thoughts on “Spirituality and Business: Invoking Trust

  1. Oh my Laura, of course I had to leave a comment!
    I am only just starting out, having left my job two weeks ago, and even though my schedule is not full, I have this unwavering faith that somehow everything is just as it should be and it is getting awesome-r by the minute. And somehow, things happen, ideas come up, people show up and say yes, and I don’t regret for a sec the quitting of ze day job!
    I also have my own prayer taking form, praying to Spirit, angels and guides (I was born and raised an atheist, talk about irony!), generally asking the Universe to help me out here. And ending by “May all beings be happy and free from suffering” ( I am a yoga teacher, maybe it shows).
    Yeah, learning to let go of what I can’t control and surrendering, this has been a big thing for me lately.
    Thanks for this post!

  2. You couldn’t have known, but part of your work with this post was to send me the invocation I had been looking for. I read in “The War of Art” by Steven Pressfield how he invokes the Muse every time he sits down to write, and I so loved the idea, but he uses the Invocation of the Muse from Homer’s “Odyssey,” which feels to traditional, stuffy, patriarchal for me, so I kept looking, thinking about how I might do so, what I might say, and this says so much of what my heart wanted to offer. Thank you!

  3. This post is so on topic for me. I’m trying to get clear about this for my business and my life. I know when I turn my life over to spiritual guidance, everything works out fine. When I’m afraid, I try to work hard and “make” things happen. It rarely works. I’m trying to find ways to trust and remind myself to go with the flow rather than fighting the current.

    Thanks for writing about this.

  4. Hello! This is pure awesome. Thank you so much for sharing your invocation with us, I couldn’t love it more. I needed it. I need to quiet my own mental chatter and have some faith. And besides, you can’t get what you don’t ask for. This is a good way to ask. Thank you!!!

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