EP: 37 IT MIGHT BE TIME TO TRUST

(This video is recorded from a Facebook LIVE session)

 

The emotion of fear often works overtime. Even when there is no immediate threat, our body may remain tight and on guard, our mind narrowed to focus on what might go wrong. When this happens, fear is no longer functioning to secure our survival. We are caught in the trance of fear and our moment-to-moment experience becomes bound in reactivity. We spend our time and energy defending our life rather than living it fully.

— Tara Brach

 

This past weekend I was at a yoga and meditation retreat. Y’all, there are some times when you do these retreats and you are just a mess. Usually when I do these retreats, I am so excited and so ready for change and growth. And this time, I was a wreck.

 

We were chanting this mantra:

Aap Sahaee Hoa, Sacha Da, Sacha Doa.. Har Har Har

Which means:

The Creator has become my protector, the Truest of the True has taken care of me. Har is an aspect of God - the creative aspect of God, the manifesting aspect of God.

 

I can’t explain it, but in that meditation that last a little over 10 minutes, I felt like I was broken wide open.

 

The message that came to me through my tears and my voice was “It is safe to trust.”

 

I repeated that over and over again throughout that meditation.

Each time crying more and more.

 

What I realized is that somewhere along the way, in the past couple weeks I got caught up in a trance of fear.

That I was scared to trust the process.

Scared to trust the goodness of life.

Scared to trust that it was all going to work out.

 

It feels so risky to trust.

 

What if it doesn’t happen the way I want it to?

What if it gets worse?

What if I end up alone, broke, sad, hungry, depressed FOREVER.

That is when we end up in that cycle of fear.

And we start clinging, grasping, holding, attaching… afraid to release and let go and trust.


But FEAR x RESISTANCE = SUFFERING. The longer we resist it, the more suffering we experience.

 

But how do we get to a place of TRUST, when we are stuck in the trance of fear?

 

We have to pause.

And look at the 5 steps to break the trance of fear and enter into more trust.

 

WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE TO LEARN ABOUT THESE 5 STEPS to enter into more trust!

 

 

Mary Hyatt