翻譯：Jade C -原文提供：Ashitaka
Q: I think I'm afraid of the degree of abundance that I'm experiencing.
B: For what reason? You don't think you can handle it? Do you think it's something you might lose?
Q: Something that perhaps...
B: One moment. Are you afraid you might have to become in the eyes of other people or even yourself, suddenly "more responsible" than you want to be?
Q: Responsible in a different way. Not to people, responsible to a covenant.
B: So, you don't think you can "carry the torch."
Q: No... I guess not.
B: So. Do you believe that it is possible?
B: Is this what you are saying? That you believe it is possible you can actually be given something more than what you can handle? Something that could overwhelm you? Do you really believe that's possible for the Universe to do?
Q: Not when you say it that way.
B: Now, it is certainly possible to create the feeling of being overwhelmed, but only by not trusting that you can handle what the Universe gives you -- as if that were possible. It really isn't possible you know. In a sense, you are a cup, you are a vessel. And yes, the Universe is filling you up with abundance. Now, what you're worried about is the idea that you might overflow and that you won't be able to handle the excess. Is this a rough analogy of what you are saying?
B: All right. I understand your analogy, but also understand it this way, when the cup is full, the cup doesn't have to worry about what spills on the floor, because the cup only deals with what the cup has. Everything else "doesn't belong in the cup." Understand?
Q: Yes, I do.
B: Does that help you define your parameters a little better?
Q: But the cup seems to get bigger and bigger.
B: Oh yes, the cup can grow, but that's all right. Because again, there will always be the same relative scenario. The Universe is infinite; you are infinite, you are feeling your own infinity. You are feeling your own infinite capacity. Yes, you'll keep growing and will expand and expand and expand--forever. Yes. But, by definition, it will never be possible for at any given moment to be given more than you can handle.
I'll tell you exactly why. Because if it were more than you can handle, you wouldn’t keep expanding. So, in a sense, it is a fail-safe mechanism. If you really feel you can't handle it, you'll stop expanding, and then you won't have to handle any more. If you want to expand, then you will expand and be capable of handling more. You will always be capable of handling what it is you are handed. And if you feel you can't, you will stop expanding and you won't be given any more until you decide you are ready for more. You will always have that self-governing system. You will always have that choice.
You were created and designed to be self-regulating. Remember that the Universe does not do pointless things. So if you feel that you're expanding and can handle no more, everything will stop at that level. The only thing that makes it feel that you may have to handle more than you're ready to is because you're worried that the Universe might not be hearing you say, "Enough, enough, enough, enough." But you are that Universe and you are self-regulating, you will hear yourself say, "All right, wait a minute, stop. All right, go on. All right, wait a minute, stop. All right, go on." You will do that forever.
So relax into the mechanism as being self-governing and then you can simply, with ease and with grace, say, "All right, stop. All right, go on." That process is fine. You don't have to worry that by saying "Stop, stop, stop,” you are somehow defeating the idea of the torch you're supposed to carry. It's up to you. No one wants you to proceed faster than you are ready to proceed, because if you did you would be worthless, and who would want that?