The plane was bouncing hard as we were starting our decent into Albuquerque. Living in Santa Fe, I’ve flown in and out of Albuquerque airport a lot due to my workshop schedule. It’s always bumpy.
The woman sitting next to me was gripping 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 safe.”
“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. It’s this feeling of being out of control that is scaring you. And, of course, you have no control over plane or over pilot. But if you tune into 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 Source of Truth is like Internet – a vast network of information that you can easily access. Imagine Source of Truth as a beautiful light filled with all wisdom of 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 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 question, “Are we safe?” A moment later she opened her eyes, clearly surprised.
“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!”
“That’s because our emotions are an accurate guide of whether or not we are telling ourselves 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 truth. 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 Truth. I always ask this question BEFORE I fly, so that I know whole time that I am safe, bumps and all.”