The process of spiritual awakening involves a radical simplification of your life – letting go of anything that doesn’t resonate with your deepest truths and highest sense of joy. The approach is straightforward: if something doesn’t make you feel good, drop it. You express your gratitude, send it off with love, and clear it from your life, making room for more fulfilling experiences.
But how does one do this without falling into the trap of irresponsibility? That’s where the concept of “misplaced Integrity” comes in. Massaro argues that often what we call integrity is, in fact, responsibility, and there’s a significant distinction between the two. When we hold on to responsibilities out of fear, we aren’t being true to ourselves. Misplaced integrity can lead to us living a life filled with obligations that don’t serve our higher purpose.
Our true integrity is our commitment to our joy, our authenticity, and our ability to express existence through our unique perspective. It’s essential to differentiate responsibilities from integrity and make our integrity super flexible, dynamic, and malleable.
Our integrity shouldn’t prevent us from being considerate of others’ expectations, but it should always start with a clear understanding of who we are and what excites us. When we live in alignment with our integrity, we can communicate effectively and navigate agreements with greater creativity and flexibility.
Bentinho further emphasizes that there are infinite parallel realities and no possibility of blockage, except when necessary for personal growth and learning. Even then, there’s always room for creative renegotiation, whether they’re verbal agreements with people or energetic agreements with our belief systems.
Ultimately, the lesson Bentinho imparts is that our life should support and nurture our joy. We should wake up feeling light and inspired every day. The key to this is learning to drop whatever doesn’t feel good. Can you do that? That’s the question we all need to ask ourselves.