Divine Definitions: (1) The dependable custodian of reality; (2) The assurance of tranquility; reliable; (3) The one who puts minds at ease; certainty; (4) The one who makes failure impossible; (5) The one who shelters souls; security; (6) The one who frees us from anxiety and doubt; safety; (7) Worthy to give our confidence to; (8) Forthright in dealing with His children; matter-of-fact; straightforward; (9) Receptive to prayers

Quote: It is so uncomplicated. Infinity has produced me. I am literally a child of the universe. Crafted by an unseen, loving hand. Today I walk the earth in this body; think with this mind. Tomorrow I shall slip from these vestments in cosmic nakedness, wrapped only in the character I have built. And I will speed, like a dawning thought, through the starry expanse of his creation to the galaxy, world, body, mind, and life that the Father-Infinite has ordained for me. Knowing his love for me, I shall go gladly, giving all of myself sincerely and trustingly. — Troy R. Bishop (~1943-2023)

Comment: A relationship based upon personal devotion (having the best interest of the other in mind) with a human partner or The Divine Parent, can only be had if it is founded on faith and trust. His trustworthiness is undeniable.

Human Definitions: (1) placing confidence in; believing in the honesty, integrity, or justice of; reliability; (2) without fear of consequences; allowing exposure; open-hearted; confiding; (3) supposing and supporting something as accurate; (4) certain; sure; expectant; hopeful

Compatible Quality: responsible

Too Far: gullible
     Note: Be wise to the signs. Are you being played for a sap? If the person you trust is a real good liar, don’t beat yourself up for being taken in. Be true to your ideals. Give yourself credit, and learn from the experience.

Saying: In God we trust.

• As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) German polymath [eight disciplines]
• It’s alright if you fail. Just try, and then be what you are. Know what you know. — Daniel James Abraham (1969-) American writer Age of Ash {2022}

Consideration: A blind person takes for granted the fact he or she occasionally needs to trust someone else; they need to put their faith in someone as a guide from time to time. Visualize a bicycle built for two; the person in front is sighted, the person in back is blind. They enjoy being together and they each play their part.
     Each person is sometimes a leader and sometimes a follower. We are all somewhat blind and somewhat sighted.

Observation: If you trust someone, you will find (or have found) in their actions reasons to trust them. At first, you may give them the benefit of the doubt.
     If you do not trust someone (including oneself) or if you have a suspicious nature, then even the most innocent actions will be clothed in negative scrutiny.

Comment: Trust is linked with expectations. If someone says, “I’ll pick you up at three,” and doesn’t show up until four, that person has set up and broken an expectation. The next time he or she makes a promise you may be less certain.

Symbol: freesia flowers

Human Definitions: (1) worthy of confidence; dependable; (2) able to put minds at ease; reliable; (3) forthright and multifaceted in difficult matters; straightforward; (4) axiopisty (worthy of being believed)

Quote: People judge you really quickly, at first just on your facial features. There are two dimensions – warmth and competence. You can think of them as trustworthiness and strength. They are first judging you on warmth; evaluating whether or not you are trustworthy. That’s much more important than whether or not you are competent. — Amy Joy Casselberry Cuddy (1972-) American social psychologist, author, & speaker

Comment: There are some things so continuously trustworthy we end up forgetting they exist or expecting them to always be there. Some that come to mind: gravity, God, beliefs, parents, job.
     Consistent qualities are growth, choice, change, and love.