Today my intention is to share a point of view that may offer some release and healing.
So what actually is betrayal?
My view is that we feel betrayed when someone doesn’t behave in a way that we were led to believe they would. This can be either because of what they said or because of our interpretation of what they said.
To put it simply, they didn’t honour their word.
Once I looked at betrayal from this perspective I then had to ask myself the next question which is ” who have I betrayed” ” where haven’t I honoured my word”. Ohhhh, I don’t know about you but I know I have unintentionally betrayed others. I think we probably all have. So before we start beating up on ourselves lets instead realise that we are all humans doing the best we can with the information that we had at the time. Lets embrace the lesson, apologise where appropriate and choose to be a better more expanded version of ourselves from here on.
We have a choice, a choice to forgive and stop energising our pain by holding on to the betrayal picture and choose to release the betrayal from our selves and to regather those wounded parts that are holding us out from being all that we can be. At the end of the day the only person we change and heal is ourselves and as we have the power within us to do that, lets do it.
For further reading I highly recommend The Untethered Soul By Michael A Singer. Michael describes these wounds as Sumskaras.
I have recorded a guided meditation on healing our wounds, our sumskaras on my YouTube channel.