[Excerpt from TT: 2009-08-09]
[Question] Hello Michael. Can you talk about the difference between Faith vs. Trust, particularly in regards to Life or “The Universe”? Michael says blind Faith is a negative pole thing, but I have trouble seeing how Trust in something as intangible as “The Universe” is not the same thing as Faith. Please elaborate?
[Michael Entity] We see the difference between Faith and Trust as vast. Faith inherently asks of you not to question, and further to turn a blind eye to any discrepancies between what you expected, intended, or wanted vs what you experience. Trust, however, is based in experience that has already been gained, and allows room for questions and redirection from the less-desirable.
[excerpt from TT: 2001-02-15]
[nemo999] How does one’s unhappiness affect others or their reality; can one person make another unhappy involuntarily?
[Michael_Entity] The degree of Happiness you have in relation to another is entirely dependent on the INDIVIDUAL interpreting the energy exchange. When two or more fragments are interacting, shallowly or intimately, Happiness or Unhappiness is a direct result of expectations fulfilled or not fulfilled. It has been a distorted interpretation by some that this then means you should not have expectations. This is just not possible in most cases. It is biological to have expectations.
[Excerpt from TT: 2007-04-01]
[Ann] Would michael say that surrender comes with more of a feeling of joy than resignation or at least pleasure?