plane was bouncing hard as we were starting our decent into
Albuquerque. Living in Santa Fe, Ive flown in and out
of Albuquerque airport a lot due to my workshop schedule.
Its always bumpy.
The woman sitting next to me was gripping the armrests and
shaking, scared to death. I turned to her and asked her if
she would like some help. She nodded.
Don't worry, nothing bad is going to happen. We are
How do you know that? she asked.
If you were to move out of what your mind is telling
you that is scaring you and open to a different Source of
Truth, you would know too. Your mind, which is devoted to
trying to control things, is freaking out due to feeling so
out of control. Its this feeling of being out of control
that is scaring you. And, of course, you have no control over
the plane, or over the pilot. But if you tune into the real
Source of Truth, which is definitely not your mind, you will
know that we are safe.
Imagine that your mind is like your
personal computer, which only contains what has been programmed
into it. Imagine that the Source of Truth is like the Internet
a vast network of information that you can easily access.
Imagine the Source of Truth as a beautiful light filled with
all the wisdom of the universe. Open to learning with this
Source of Truth and ask, Are we safe? Try it and
see what happens. Just focus your whole being on wanting to
know the truth.
The women was terrified enough to try it, even though I think
she thought I was crazy. She closed her eyes and focused on
the question, Are we safe? A moment later she opened her eyes,
I heard in my mind, You are safe. Did I
just make that up?
How do you feel if you decide to believe it?
Much better! I’m not feeling so scared!
Thats because our emotions are an accurate guide
of whether or not we are telling ourselves the truth. Our
emotions are a great gift from our Source. We will always
feel badly when we are telling ourselves a lie, and we will
feel happy and peaceful when we are operating from Truth.
You were terrified because you were telling yourself a lie,
and now you are fine because you are telling yourself the
Whether you believe this is coming from within you
or from without is not important. What is important is to
know that you can access the Truth. I always ask this question
BEFORE I fly, so that I know the whole time that I am safe,
bumps and all.
The woman had a big smile on her face the rest of the way
down, even though we were still bouncing around.
Fear, whether of flying or of anything else, is always the
result of what you are telling yourself. Your fear is letting
you know that you are off base in your thinking. If you then
cover up your fear with an addiction, such as drinking on
the plane in order to get past the fear, then you never deal
with the lie you are telling yourself that is causing the
The wounded part of us always feels afraid when we think we
are out of control of something. This part of us, our mind,
thinks it can know the truth about things. But our minds are
programmed with many false beliefs that cause much fear.
is not something we can access from our limited mind it
is something we have to open to. The thoughts of our mind
will never make us feel safe and will certainly not give us
the control we seek. True safety lies in opening to Spirit
and being guided by Truth. The paradox is that in releasing
control to Spirit, we gain the sense of control that comes
from operating out of the Truth.
The mind thinks it can create safety with some form of control.
Yet true safety comes from being connected with the Source
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