In the program we have been having to take full responsibility for our lack of integrity with authenticity to enrich our lives and the lives of others. It is actually a great model because so often we want to blame someone else for our life OR/ we have some excuse for WHY which is actually extremely diss-empowering. So, even for the littlest things, we have been having to form completions. It is hard for many of us because we internalize us as “wrong or bad”, but the point is you are neither. You were just out of integrity for a previous commitment and when you operate from a space of lack of integrity, you begin to miss out on the subtle creations life has for you. This process really teaches you to be careful about what you say (your commitments to yourself and others) and how to listen to your inner voice that is saying “go”, “do this”, “check the clock”, ect.
Also, think about it this way. When you make a verbal commitment to yourself or someone else, you are making a commitment to the universe (letting the universe know what you are going to do, where you are going to be, how you are going to show up, ect), so the universe can plan great things in conjunction with your declaration. When you go against your commitments, then the universe can not show up for you in its greatest capacity and nobody wins. So when you are out of integrity with yourself or with another person, the only on you are really hurting is you as you are preventing the true meaning of expansion.
So in the spirit of the game, in todays morning yoga our Swami said we would do shoulder, bicepts, tricepts and then some legs. We did not do legs today, of which I was really looking forward to! When the class was over, I was a little nervous, but felt the need to ask for a completion mainly because I thought it would be good practice for me to ask for completions from another and a great person to dialogue with to see how a disciples’ master would handle the situation. Unfortunately, I received a very interesting response, “I said maybe” and then he walked away.
Kind of makes you me a little less committed to the program when I get a response like that. I made a completion with myself that it is possible I did not hear him fully and that people are human. Truth is, it didn’t bother me, but I was exploring in the space of no hangovers and completing everything. What ended up bothering me was his unwillingness to take responsibility for the possibility that he did not complete his word.
Isn’t that what we are being taught here, we are everything we believe ourselves to be and what others believe. We take responsibility for all experiences and interpretations of us for full completion? That way we know how to expand.
It reminded me of when the women who is serving us lunch put gluten free on the noodles, but the noodles weren’t really gluten free. It was kind and courageous of her to come and form a completions with me, but again, I found it interesting that when we form completions in class there is no room for WHY, but I got a long story about the tags and who did what and what really happen and then an apology followed up with, are we complete” I am and was complete. I understand it was an honest mistake and I appreciate how amazing everyone has been about accommodating my GF diet, but what I experienced first hand is it is so much more powerful for the person admitting to their lack of integrity as well as the person you’re forming a completion with when you just say, I was out of integrity about _____ and I request to form a completion with you.