This dialog comes from seeing suffering parts of us as wanting relief and liberation from their suffering. And seeking us – as our “global” consciousness – so we can help them. In that sense, they are our devotees.
Hi. Can you help me? I am suffering. I don’t know what to do. I feel that you can help me.
Yes. I will help you as much as I can. Can I ask you some questions to get to know you better?
Who are you?
I don’t know. I just know I am suffering and that I feel you can help me. Please help.
I want to help you. How can I help you the best? In what way would you like me to be with you?
Be with me. Be there for me when I need you. Love me. Love me as I am. I don’t know how to change so please love me as I am.
I love you. Is there anything you want me to not do?
Yes, don’t try to change me. Don’t make me be something I am not. Please don’t push me away. Please don’t ignore me. Please don’t try to make me into something I am not.
Is there anything else I can do for you?
Yes. Help me understand myself. Help me free myself from the suffering. Help me know what you know. Help me be more like you.
In what sense do you want to be more like me?
I am not sure. I feel you have something I need.
If you could have your deepest wishes fulfilled, what would it be?
To be seen. Loved. Understood. Free from suffering.
Next time you come, how would you like me to be?
Yes, please listen. Be present with me. Help me feel seen. Understood. Safe. Loved. Please don’t run away. I need you.
Do you have any advice for me?
I don’t but there is someone else. I’ll get that one for you.
Hello. Who am I speaking with?
I am the one who knows how to help parts of you liberate.
Welcome. Do you have any advice for me?
Yes. You are doing well. But you still have a lot to learn. You are in the middle of the process. You can become more comfortable with these suffering parts of you. You can be more a friend to them. You can be more a wise guru for them. You can be more the loving one. You can recognize them more as love.
It will help you a lot right now to remember them as devotees. They are your devotees. They look to you for love, understanding, and patient presence. You can do it. You are already doing it. And it will help them a lot. You are doing everyone a great service through this process.