Take a few minutes after reading this to do this simple meditation.
Sit somewhere comfortable and put both feet flat on the floor if you are able. Take several deep breaths in and out. Make a conscious effort to let all your muscles relax, starting at the top of your head and going to the bottom of your feet.
Close your eyes.
Ask God (or whatever you call god) to come and be with you, whether you do so out loud or silently. Ask your ancestors to be with you. Ask whatever Gods/Goddesses/saints/lwa/orisha, etc that you follow to be with you.
Then say, either out loud or silently, “Thank you for giving me the gift of trust.”
Take a few breaths and let that resonate.
Then say, either out loud or silently, “I affirm and accept my trust in myself, God and (insert names of spirits or saints, if you like), knowing that my capacity for trust and belief is infinite.”
Take some more breaths in and out and let that resonate.
Then ask God, your ancestors, and any spirits you have acknowledged to replenish your trust if it has been damaged, broken, or if you lack faith in yourself or whatever you’re doing. When I created this meditation, I asked my Spirit to borrow a little bit of trust from each of a group of close friends I have, to replenish my trust level. I also affirmed that someday I will return this favor to others who may need it, when my trust level is once again healthy.
You can imagine the energy of trust and faith coming into you, or you can imagine a “Trust Meter” level going all the way up to FULL.
When you feel ready, thank God and your spirits and any ancestors you called out to, and then open your eyes. Stretch a bit before getting up and walking around.
Let me know in the comments how this meditation went for you.