There can be a great opportunity in any dynamic in which we feel deeply let down. If we can hold ourselves and one another with a measure of Trust in Being—if we can be circumspect and open to what’s happening, like it or not—we have the opportunity to stand witness to our fears, our division from others, our sense of separation from all that is—even our sense of separation from ourselves.
The splits available to be perceived in such a time can highlight the difference between the ego’s version of trust in being, and recognition of higher level, or divine Trust in Being.
We aren't only our bodies.
The body/mind/ego wants to live-on in this incarnation, so when disappointed it tends to hunker down and project possible disasters in a landscape it perceives as changing or being out of control.
A recognition and focus on the realities of human embodiment brings us into contact with what can be appropriate bodily concerns for survival, safety, and comfort for ourselves, our families, even the world.
When we perceive a possible future that is uncertain, egoic trust in being takes a hit. We aren’t so sure. Luckily, we also aren’t only our bodies. We have deeper resources, whether we know it or not.
When our embodiment as human is supported by a strong focus on consciousness and mutuality, we begin to draw sustenance from those parts of our greater being that know we can trust what is happening, no matter what, because it is happening. It may not be what we hoped for or became attached to, but here we are.
We can own it, and wonder. We can use our imagination to envision multiple outcomes, some of them hopeful. We can know that it would be a waste of our energy to suffer what’s happening, when we could instead trust and apply our grounded energy. We can be at peace, by choice, even without understanding. Such a stance has powerful leverage.
Art and Practice
Don Freas is an artist, writer, and poet in Olympia, Washington.