by Maria Koropecky, Wellness Coach

Sometimes, it’s hard to trust that things are going to work out.

Not trusting in yourself, others, and/or the process of life is a big challenge that shows up in some shape or form in many of my coaching conversations.

This past weekend, I had my own challenge with trust that I’d like to share.  I had to trust that things would work out but that was difficult for me. I was booked to do a spa party for an 11-year-old’s birthday through my Homespunspa Mobile Spa business and the night before, my esthetician who would be joining me, texted me saying she wasn’t able to make it because she caught a cold.

That was not good news and I had to find a replacement on short notice. I didn’t want to let anyone down. I called a few people on my team but nobody was available.

There was one more person to call and I knew she was busy but I contacted her anyway. She said she had an appointment in the morning and another one that was flexible and if I couldn’t find anyone else, she’d do her best to help me out.

There was nothing confirmed and I didn’t know if she would be able to make it in time for the spa party or not.

She said she would contact me before lunch to let me know where she was but I hadn’t yet heard from her. Twelve o’clock rolled into one o’clock and still no word.

Use Amazonite to remind you to trust.
Use Amazonite to remind you to trust.

Amazonite is a really beautiful turquoise stone with some copper in the mix. It’s named after the mighty Amazon River but it doesn’t come from there.I decided I’d do my best to stay calm. I looked to my gemstones and found out which ones were the best for trust. Amazonite was the first on the list.

When you think about a river, it flows and it finds the easiest path to wherever it’s going. If a rock happens to be in the way, it will somehow find a way to go over it or around it. Somehow it makes its way.

That’s the idea of trust. With trust, you have to let things unfold, naturally.

I don’t know about you but I find letting things run their course hard to do. Sometimes, I just want to control the situation and know ahead of time that things are going to work out. In this case, I didn’t know what was going to happen. I really didn’t know if the nail tech was going to be able to come through for me and help me out with this spa party at the last minute. Would she be able to drive from a completely opposite end of town, outside of the city no less, and still be able to make it through traffic in time?

Not hearing from her was difficult but she couldn’t call because she was busy doing fancy nail art for her client. I kept waiting and I kept waiting and I just took my Amazonite stone and let it calm me down. I meditated with it and even had some spa music playing in the background. All I could do was center myself and stay grounded and let things happen.

So sure enough, we actually did the spa party and it worked out just fine! Everybody was happy — the birthday girl, the friends, and the parents, and we did a great job.

At the end of the day, everything worked out, so what was I so worried about? Why did I panic? Why did I get upset? It was all so unnecessary. If I had trusted from the beginning, I would have saved myself a lot of stress.

Next time I’m in a similar situation, I’m going to go straight to my Amazonite stone. I’m going to skip the stress and remember to trust. I have to remind myself to trust that everything is going work out for the best.

So, if you’d like to explore the idea of trust with me as a wellness coach and believe me, trusting comes up a lot, please contact me, Maria, by phone or email. I’d love to hear from you.

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