Giving full permission to mind to stay identified – whether it’s another person, oneself, or a subpersonality – is an act of love, and it’s also aligning with reality. Reality already gives mind full permission to stay identified.
As long as mind is identified with a thought saying that nonidentified mind is better, identified mind is struggling with itself, and there is – almost inevitably – a sense of ambivalence or stuckness.
And as soon as mind gives itself full permission to stay identified, or that possibility is considered, there may be some movement. Mind is disoriented by the sudden freedom. Notices that it doesn’t really want to stay identified. And finds a more peaceful and clear intention to shift its allegiance to non-identification.
Adyashanti will sometimes do this, and Barry did it as well in our last session.
Are you ready to shift allegiance to clarity? I don’t know. You are free to do it either way. I won’t judge you. You have complete freedom. Life (God) gives you complete freedom, and there is no judgment either way.
Note: As I mentioned above, life (God) already gives mind full permission to stay identified, and there is no judgment either way. This is not a “trick” in that sense, it’s just pointing out and finding alignment with what’s already here.