Notes from the Session on Feb 23, 2014
Session Intention: Clarity
Within five minutes a belief came right up to my consciousness!
Surfacing Belief: “I can’t trust men”’
The movie of my life ran through my mind reviewing all of the betrayals I suffered at the hands of men from 6 months of age through the present.
I asked myself: Is this belief true?
Myself said: Apparently!
Me: Are you absolutely sure it’s true?
Myself: Well, in fact not only can I not trust men, I can’t trust women either…the truth is, I can’t trust anyone…not even myself!
I’ve betrayed myself more times than any other single person!
Me: What if you could trust everyone? Play with that belief.
Myself: “I can trust everyone.”
I can trust that humans will behave like humans and human beings cannot be trusted to be any certain way on any given moment.
When I choose to believe “I can’t trust people”, I am being too simplistic. Trust is incidental. For all of the betrayals I have suffered there are many more equally significant experiences of support and love.
Why does one betrayal cancel out one-hundred acts of love?
Myself: I am seeing an expanded view of this discussion. Beyond the single belief that I can or cannot trust humans, I am realizing that all beliefs are concepts. The human mind conceptualizes, that is, it takes its limited body of experience (finite) from the limitless pool of possible experiences (infinite) and creates a theory based on that incomplete experience. Beliefs are human perceptions attempting to bind the boundless! Beliefs are our attempt to control that which cannot be controlled.
Trying to make the infinite finite is the labor of all beliefs. A belief implies that the same outcome will happen over and over again…that there is a truth that can be depended on.
Not so in this Universe. We (this Universe) are a living, breathing, infinitely expanding experience. Nothing can be depended on. Nothing is finite. Nothing is true. The only constant is change.
There is no belief (human concept) that is supported by our universal experience…without exception.
Me: So where does this leave us?
Myself: In any given moment, I recognize that I am in an ever-changing environment, in which nothing is as it appears, and all is expanding and evolving perpetually. I survey my environment and use discernment to determine my next step.
Human beings can only be trusted to be themselves, unpredictable.
I perceive myself as more than this body and mind, this human being.
It is in that experience of “more than this” that I choose to trust.
I trust in the Tao.