Thursday, September 22, 2005


Off for 9 days on our Hawaii Retreat. Mahalo.

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you'll help them to become what they are capable of becoming.

Untapped potential for goodness, growth and creativity lies in everyone. Our work is to access our own potential for goodness sake, to grow in loving kindness and create what is helpful and beautiful in our world. When we can do this for ourselves, it becomes natural to share it with others.

For those of us who naturally trust, we expect to be trusted. We see the world from a place of trust.
We give our trustworthiness, openness and honesty and expect it in return.
If we experience dishonesty, we seek to understand, forgive and trust again in what was confessed.
For those who have learned distrust, they expect to be lied to, cheated and betrayed.
They see their world from a place of distrust. They are doubting,suspicious and look for being right about their belief in untrustworthiness of their world and their relationships.
When they find they are right, they usually defend their position, yielding greater distrust.

When people behave with the fearful ego or learned personality in charge, they may appear intimidating (blaming and critical), interrogating (doubting and suspicious), withdrawing (aloof and withholding) and/or victimized (needy and poor me). All these behaviors are symptoms of feeling unsafe and needing to control their situations. The ego believes its position is right and tries to control others to feel safe.

Our Essence is Love. Our authentic Self seeks always to love and be loved.
It is our life purpose and our holy world to dissolve the barriers to Love.

Love is trust and freedom.
I trust that the real You, the authentic Self, is under your fear and defensive need to control.
I trust that with enough Love you will remember what is true and loving, whole and Good.
I trust that with safety and warmth and light, you can and will heal your fears and grow in Love.
I trust the process of life is within you now, seeking to heal and free you from limitation and lack.
I trust the Good in me to be unharmed by your fear.
I trust the only mistake we ever make is when we forget to Love.

Love is Trust.
I am trusting you and me in our healing process.
Betty Lue

By amending our mistakes, we get wisdom.
By defending our faults, we betray an unsound mind.
-The Sutra of Hui Neng