The Power of Trust
Dear kind friend, let me take a moment to share with you the most
powerful and valuable treasure of the universe, supreme trust.
Please take this to heart, dear one. Trust is the Master, God,
Cosmos. There is no one separate from it- to possess it, to express
it, to live it, to hold it. Authentic trust is being possessed by
the strength of mountains, the grace of existence, the courage of
gods, the web of creative intelligence, the compassion of Buddhas,
the wondrous bliss within, the pure space beyond all comprehension.
What does it mean to be “possessed”
by trust? We would rather like to think that we are in control, that
we are some kind of manager overseeing the agency of mind and body.
Yet, in a few moments of sincere reflection, we can observe within a
stream of thoughts splashing around randomly, spontaneously, through
rivulets of memories, emotions, projections, fears and anticipations.
This limited identity we call self is
simply the river of consciousness being sucked into swirling currents
of doubt and limitation that maintain its illusory existence. If we
but knew the greatness of our soul, that our stream of self is in
fact one with the blissful ocean of existence, we would be done with
such doubts in a moment. Yet, this greatness is covered over by an
apparent fog of conditioning and forgetfulness.
Total Trust is the bridge to total
remembrance. This trusting is not our own doing, it is a cosmic
revelatory force hidden inside every atom of existence. If you allow
it to posses you, to become one with it, you will exist in a space
beyond Enlightenment Itself.
Without this power of trust, all our
efforts to realize our true nature will only end in mediocre
consolations. We may think that we need only to let go of our
self-diminishing thoughts and find some blank space within, to enter
into the power of now, to merge into a quaint silence, to stare off
into the distance of no-mind with our eyes half closed. This is the
most unfortunate thing, to get stuck in such thoughts, for they but
end in a mix of world illusion and spiritual poverty. It is profound
trust that brings profound realization. Nothing else will do. If
you but take this one truth as your guide to every moment of life,
realization will come running after you.
“On whom or what shall I place my
trust?”, you may be thinking. First trust your self. Trust in
the basic flow of experience that is the foundation of all life.
Trust in your innate ability to experience and realize the ultimate
truth. Look here, once mathematics was a complete mystery to you,
now, in some measure, it is known, utilized, applicable to you. Have
trust that Super Consciousness can happen to you just as simply.
Regardless of whatever difficulties you are faced with, if you keep a
strong trust towards the highest possibility being realized in your
self, manifestations of that possibility will start being attracted
Authentically trusting in your self
that you can realize full Enlightenment in this very lifetime will
bring you to a Master who can actually give it to you. Otherwise, if
you are in doubt about this, you will attract a teacher who has
doubts yet remaining in himself. Or, if you trust that wealth is the
highest possibility in life, then you will attract those who trust in
the same. Or, if you trust that name and fame is the highest
possibility, then you will attract people and situations that support
that trust. But, if within the depths of your heart, you feel that
spiritual strength and bliss is the highest possibility in life, then
you will draw near to you the one who embodies these higher
principles and experiences of the cosmos.
To be deeply connected to someone who
is already possessed by tremendous spiritual trust is the greatest
relationship one can have in the universe. A Master is one who
pushes you to stretch yourself into the higher dimensions of
universal trustfulness. It should be clear by now that when you
place your trust in Him, you are not adding anything to Him, but are
expanding your own potential to awaken the great trust within. A
true Master will only begin to work with you in earnest when this
link of inner trust has been established.
Look how much trust is required for a
simple operation. Would you let a heart surgeon start operating on
you without you trusting them? What would you do when they start
getting out their knifes and scalpels to open your chest?
Enlightenment is the ultimate operation, it is a most delicate
process, a removal of the tumor of limited self and a blossoming into
Supreme Consciousness. At each stage the mind will throw at you
innumerable doubts, fears and worries. The whole world may seem to
be with or against you, the very foundations of your existence will
start to shatter beneath you, all your previous guides and guideposts
will be drowned in irrelevance, everything that you held to be true
within the confines of your limited understanding will be crushed to
bits. It is only the light of profound trust that can overcome all
the shadows of ignorance, dear one, and lead you to the ultimate.
Trust in the Master is brought to life
and maintained by tapas, or spiritual effort. Trust and tapas are in
fact one and the same, like clouds and rain. It is through great
spiritual efforts that great trust awakens which leads to even
greater efforts and even deeper trust. Spiritual effort provides the
energy to make whatever we trust as the highest possibility into
The Master challenges your trust nearly
every moment. He is not concerned with fitting into your frame, your
morality, your expectations, or your image. He is concerned with
shattering all the limitations you have built up around you until you
have no choice but to loose yourself completely into the ocean of
If you can not trust in something
great, infinite, eternal, ever-blissful, self-effulgent, supremely
intelligent, perfectly loving, and full of grace that is outside you,
how shall you ever hope to realize it within? Yet most people see
this high degree of trust as something foreign, a desperate
hopefulness, over zealousness, a weakness by which they may be taken
advantage of. With their lives comfortably filled with halfway
trust, they live with halfway action, halfway understanding, and a
flattened out experience of reality.
Dear, don't you see, this is all just a
survival mechanism of the limited mind, a way to keep it stuck within
its own frame of reference so it can avoid the real challenge of
shattering every inch of separateness into the divine splendor of
eternal oneness! I tell you my love, this oneness is not just some
hazy blob, it is the exquisite temple of Supreme Realization, with
pillars of Omniscience, walls of eternal bliss, floors of spiritual
strength, ceilings of endless revelation. Held within it are
countless rooms filled with treasures of knowledge, emeralds of
compassion, diamonds of insight, rubies of affection, crystals of
devotion, and golden crowns of gratitude.
If you earn the intimate trust of a
King, then all his treasures will be yours. Likewise, if you gain
the trust of a Master, his overflowing wealth of bliss, intelligence
and compassion will enter into all the chambers of your heart. Here
is where divine trust evolves into the unspeakable realms of feeling
connection, the subtle bonding of souls, the merger of inner-spaces,
the communion of consciousness.
The grace and bliss from the deep
feeling connection with an Enlightened Being is like anesthesia for
the operation of Enlightenment. Having trust implies knowing to some
degree what you are trusting in, whereas feeling connection is a
happening beyond all knowing. What can be spoken about such a
connection? We can only say that, such a connection gives life
infinite value, beauty, joy and sublime delight. It is the lingering
desire to connect with the cosmos through the cosmos as the cosmos
that is the secret motivating factor to all relationships on Earth.
Yet, as you know, none of these earthly relationships quite fulfill
that deep desire. That is where feeling connection with the Master,
the one who has completed Himself through the power of supreme trust,
creates the space for supreme fulfillment.
When your pools of doubt become oceans
of trust, you can absorb your own doubts and the doubts of the world.
This is the key to becoming a Master, an Incarnation. This
universal trust has the power to change the course of worlds, even
the gods will come to you with their doubts. When you trust the
cosmos completely, you will be able to express directly as the
cosmos. This is the secret to all spiritual powers and revelations
Dear friend, trust is Master, trust is
God, trust is Cosmos. Be not overly concerned on where you put you
trust, relish the ability to trust in everything for no reason, let
supreme trust itself lead you beyond the veil of Maya. If you cannot
connect straight away with the whole, then place your trust at the
feet of the Enlightened Ones, those who will selflessly guide you
towards your own inner light. If you find a strong feeling
connection with something or someone in your life, nurture that
feeling with all sacredness, for it is the center of all meaningful
existence. Let trust be your guiding light in all times, in all
places, under all circumstances. Let these words be ingrained deeply
into you, so that in those shallow moments, when you feel lost and
alone, strewn about in a hollow corridor of existence, you may
remember the call to be possessed by supreme trust and be raised up
again and again into the highest possibility! Love and Bliss to