Trust Versus Doubt Series
"Integrous people have trust. Even though they also have doubt, they don’t follow the doubt. They follow their trust, if only to see where this adventure takes them.
One time, we invited a friend over for dinner on a Friday night, except when he showed up, wine in hand, we weren’t there. An emergency came up and we had to attend to it right away. He felt both emotions: trust, and doubt. Had he fed the doubt, he would have ended up feeling hurt, unloved, resentful, and paranoid, but in that moment he chose to trust us. If we weren’t there when we said we’d be there, it must be for a damn good reason. Because of trust, he apprehended reality. Had he allowed himself to be swallowed by doubt, upon meeting up with him later on, he would have been defensive and unpleasant, but instead he was concerned and relieved, happy to see that we were ok. He’s therefore integrous, is he not?
Trust has to do with postponing judgment until you have more information about something before coming to a conclusion. But doubt never has any opening, it is closed-minded judgmentalism at its worst. Doubt then collects information that supports its own viewpoint, thus closing one’s self off even further.
Trust requires courage, whereas doubt or skepticism does not. It’ll never be that a person will start out having enough data to justify trust. Trust has to come first, and the supporting evidence follows later. It’s therefore necessary to be courageous and venturesome.
A person who is trusting of life has a more enjoyable and healthy existence, whereas the skeptic is always on guard and thus blows out their adrenal glands and depletes cortisol; the fight-or-flight states are very costly.
Each night when we go out to feed all of these homeless cats, the cats who trust us are the one’s who receive the most, whereas the one’s who still lack trust end up with the least. When we open our garage door, the most trusting of the cats happily follow us inside where we all sit and rest together. We put raw coconut oil on our fingers, and they joyfully lick it up! We give them cat grass and they all get stoned together. We provide them with medications. We play with them, give them all kinds of fancy treats or leftovers from our fridge, and they purr with us in a heavenly state. Meanwhile, the cats who don’t trust us enough to come inside.. even though they do eat the basic meal we provide, they miss out on all the perks!
And so it is with people who refuse to trust. They miss out on so many opportunities... it’s rather shocking to witness just how much they really miss out on that they do not even suspect. For example, because of mistrust, they’re guarded and defensive, and continually seek approval rather than trust that they are loved and come to enjoy a more intimate relationship that only trusting people can mutually experience.
In this particular series, Trust vs. Doubt, always in the back of the teacher’s (Stephane’s) mind are these two most important subjects, and although the discussion range is rather extensive, the intention of the teacher is such that the listener’s own issues with trust are re-contextualized (reframed, healed), not merely because of the spoken word but mostly due to the contextual field which is the source of the information shared, as well as the 'vibrational frequency' of certainty that only a realized mystic’s vocal chords can convey. It is that same certainty that extinguishes doubt and frees the mind and body from undue suffering, but only if the listener has the courage to meet the teacher halfway via authentic trust.”
Trust vs. Doubt
SESSION 1: KLINGON VS. SAINT
Discussion topics include: Breakup dynamics; The social and functional structure of clinginess/neediness; Enneagram Type 4 (psychological profile); Getting ready for womanizing — preparing to make things happen with women; The inner workings of psychopaths and stalkers (discernment); Characteristics of persons who calibrate in the 500's (love); Subjective experiences and qualities of the 500's level; The various temptations that will arise as one passes through each level-of-consciousness, explained in great detail; etc.
(RUNTIME: 75 MINS.)
SESSION 2: RELIGIOSITY VS. SPIRITUALITY
Topics include:The backwards-reality of the
nonintegrous person; Knowing your own level (Important or not?); Divine Stupidity; Transcending the subconscious "death-wish" of the spiritual seeker; Breakup dynamics; Religion vs. Spiritual Reality; etc.
(RUNTIME 40 MINS.)
TvD1 Total Runtime: 115 mins.
Content Warning: TvD2 is particularly "heavy" in terms of explicit language, controversial content; etc., and is therefore not for the faint-hearted.
SESSION 1: "I Know" vs. "I Don't Know"
Discussion topics include: What is Satanic?; What is Luciferic? Can one's LoC be proven?; Progressing up the Map by avoiding certain energies; Standing up for Hawkins; The importance of knowing one's E-type; Meaning of certain passages from ACIM; etc.
(RUNTIME: 36 MINS.)
SESSION 2: Trust vs. Doubt
Detailed discussion about trust & doubt in spirituality; God, and spiritual teachers; The ego and its wily ways; Lucifer; etc.
(RUNTIME: 33 MINS.)
SESSION 3: Courage vs. Fear
Discussion topics include: Overview of levels below 200; Overview of fear level; How does the sly 'juicing' of previous relationships show up?; How severe is violating the principles of love?; fear of rejection; "Be" instead of "pretend"; Illusions (fear-based); The actual worship of fear; The physical, mental and spiritual nature of one's existence;
The importance of loving one's spiritual teacher; The problem with approval seeking; What is "spiritual"?; etc.
(RUNTIME: 49 MINS.)
SESSION 4: Essence vs. Appearance
Discussion topics include: Love vs. 'Nonlove'; Appearance vs. Essence; Dealing with hypocrites; Discernment; The unconscious hatred of women - how to deal with it; The art of smoking & drinking, plus how to help counterbalance their negative effects; etc.
(RUNTIME: 47 MINS.)
TvD2 Total Runtime: 165 mins.
SESSION 1: Self-Doubt vs. Self-Sufficiency
Discussion topics include: Getting over approval-wanting; Doing pickup for the right reasons; The difficulty with admitting that you care about others; The ego's intense resistance to intimacy; The classic "fight or flight" animal energy explained; The importance of "switching gears" while talking with women; What women want; The spiritual need to "pick a side"; What is the "fire in the belly"; etc.
(RUNTIME: 68 MINS.)
SESSION 2: Love vs Hate
Discussion topics include: Dealing with feelings of inferiority; Hate/fear; The inborn resistance to getting help; etc.
(RUNTIME: 53 MINS.)
SESSION 3: Light vs Darkness
Discussion topics include: Classy ways of dealing with ex-girlfriend's; Where your true responsibility lies; Narcissism — how it's displayed in everyday life; The downside of a spiritual life; Generosity, and where it leads; What is the one thing the ego is afraid of the most?; Levels of commitment to spiritual truth; What is a mystic good for?; Ways to experience truly spiritual states; etc.
(RUNTIME: 59 MINS.)
TvD3 Total Runtime: 180 mins.
SESSION 1: Discernment vs. Judgmentalism
Discussion topics include: Description of Grief & Pride levels; Subjective experience prior to an LoC jump; How to transcend the Pride level; Health & diet info; Limitations of the E1 personality type; Ways to transcend the limitations of the E1; Role models for an E1; etc.
(RUNTIME: 58 MINS.)
SESSION 2: Peasant vs. Royalty Consciousness
Topics include: Copying or modeling your teachers; Awareness of the 'shadow-self'; Setting realistic spiritual goals that are appropriate to one's level; Steps to take for bringing the brain physiology back into balance; 'Savoir vivre' (lifestyle) tips;
"The primary way to Enlightenment is to make better decisions"; Description of the 500's (how to know when you've reached it); Why pickup is stupidly simple ('how to' guidelines for beginners); etc.
(RUNTIME 46 MINS.)
TvD4 Total Runtime: 104 mins.
SESSION 1: 'ME' VS. 'THEM'
Discussion topics include: E6'ness (personality profiling); Why learning discernment is a huge pain-in-the-ass; Judging oneself vs others; Why love is more powerful than status cues; A variety of random discussions raging from 'evil' versus just plain run-of-the-mill 'nonintegrous', the art of caring for cats (and how this relates to women), etc.
(RUNTIME: 47 MINS.)
SESSION 2: CRAVINGNESS VS. PEACEFULNESS
Topics include:Ways of mentally, emotionally, and spiritually letting go of ex-girlfriends; The 'Surrender' technique re-explained; E6'ness (peronsality profiling); What E7 girlfriends are really like (e.g., common motives and patterns of behavior); A great many random questions and answers about all kinds of things, ranging from sexuality to philosophy, to the differences between previous iG programs' (e.g., the GTP) advice versus today's discernment-based advice; etc.
(RUNTIME 50 MINS.)
SESSION 3: THE FRIENDLY CLOWN VS. THE ZEN MASTER
Discussion topics include: E2'ness (peronsality profiling); How to cook steak and fries to absolute perfection; Socialism versus capitalism; How to assert one's self appropriately; One "weird trick" (body language) for instant confidence, dignity, and self-respect; etc.
(RUNTIME: 62 MINS.)
TvD5 Total Runtime: 159 mins.