Old trust is the kind you learned growing up.
It is the faith you place in your limited perceptions, such as: I am going to trust you because you seem like a good person. I am going to trust this situation because in the past it worked out, and so on. The old trust relies on your little self. The old trust presumes you are separate from the world: You unconsciously believe that projecting your fears out into the world will liberate you from them, and you expect external things to make you happy.
All this is the ego’s style of trusting.

New trust is the kind that will set you free from all your supposed problems. With new trust, you believe in love as your very essence, which means you identify with a different Self. There is no worry regardless of what’s happening around you because you place your trust in love to heal all your misperceptions.

This trust brings you peace, love, and much joy!
New trust relies on the Holy Spirit.

As the Course in Miracles says: “You have very little trust in me as yet, but it will in- crease as you turn more often to me instead of to your ego for guidance. The results will convince you increasingly that this choice is the only sane one you can make. No one who learns from experience that one choice brings peace and joy while another brings chaos and disaster needs additional convincing” (ACIM, ch. 4, section VI).

I began grasping the concept of new trust when I was collaborating with mystic David Hoffmeister, my dear friend and colleague. We were going to give a talk together at Unity Burbank Center entitled “Night of Miracles.” This was one of my very first collaborations, and I was quite excited and nervous! I remember getting to the church and asking David, “Hey, so what are we going to talk about?”
He said, “I don’t know.”

I was stunned! I asked, “What do you mean?”
“Let’s just show up and let spirit guide us,” he calmly
suggested. I was like…Oh, okay. Even though I was a bit nervous, that felt right. And our two-hour talk was exceptional, as we both allowed spirit to move through us. David’s calm and trusting presence gave me the con dence to step back and allow.

After that experience, my idea of trust changed. I began to unhook myself from the “problems” of this world. I allowed everything to happen without worry or judgment, which meant getting “me” out of the way.

Trusting & Grateful,
Maria

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