From: Alchemy of the One
We rely on the counterfeit, and often conditional, support of others rather than on that which sustains life and upholds our very existence. ~The Seer
We trust our friends and those who are part of a tribe with which we identify, but not strangers. The conclusion therefore must be that we find the predictable trustworthy and believe that external circumstances bring support, rather than that we manifest it ourselves through our environment.
The tribe is neither predictable nor trustworthy, unless we are prepared to forfeit our freedom to live according to the song of our heart. The tribe predictably delivers support only to that which conforms. Uniformity is the nature of tribalism, whether it is a tribe of two as in a friendship or partnership, or a larger one as found in a church or society.
When we put our trust in externally generated support, we sell ourselves short. We rely on the counterfeit, and often conditional, support of others rather than on that which sustains life and upholds our very existence.
When the core of our being knows that the One Life is benevolent, that It moves and breathes Its Essence through all creatures, trust follows. The knowledge that births trust must also include the understanding that from our vantage point, the grand scheme of life cannot be seen for its beneficial and life-enhancing qualities. We must also harbor the deep conviction that the individual is the microcosm of the macrocosm. If life is macrocosmically benevolent, it is so for the individual as well. The individuated being is not sacrificed for the whole as a means to an end, it is the end.