Betrayal can be experienced in many different situations and on many levels. But it is always painful. In seeking to deal with the pain, I can try to do this on the mental level, or on the spiritual level.

The foundational precept of real spiritual thinking is the recognition that I am an eternal spiritual being residing in a temporary material covering. My desire for happiness, love, and protection originates from the soul itself and can only be perfectly satisfied by that which is spiritual. When I seek to fulfill these spiritual needs through mundane personalities/relationships or from ‘material’ experience, I am creating a false expectation that often leads to the experience of “betrayal.”