Thanks so much for meeting with me, I’ve been thinking a lot about our relationship, and I think I know whats going wrong
Whats going wrong?
Yeah, and I thought maybe if I told you about it we could work something out?
Okay, well what is it?
Well, (lots of stalling)........I just don’t trust you very much
Yeah, well to be honest I don’t trust you at all........but I really really want to!
Ok, well thats good
But I just really don’t......so that’s the problem you see.
Charlotte, I can teach you to trust me if you want to learn?
Oh really, great.....do you have a book or something?
Well...yes.....but I have an excercise and I think it could really help you
Oh okay, well I guess that sounds good.
Okay, now I need you to stand over here facing this way.
Okay, thats easy
Now, Charlotte.....do you trust me?
Um, Jesus......we were kinda just talking about this. Remember? I just told you that I don’t trust you.
Okay, but this is practice
Yes, practice. So when I ask, I want you to tell me that you trust me
Even though I don’t?
Charlotte, do you trust me?
(hesitant) Yes, Jesus I trust you
Okay, great. Now relax...take a deep breathe.....and fall back
......what....you meant like (mimes falling backwards)
Yep, just like that
Ah.....okay.......and then what?
And then what?
Well, you know what your part is right?
Well.....yeah. Turn around, relax, take a deep breathe and fall back
Right, so the rest of it you don’t have to worry about
But Jesus, the rest of it is what I’m worried about
Charlotte, do you trust me
No.....I mean, ‘yes Jesus I trust you’
Okay, then turn around and fall back
What....this is crazy....okay (peeks behind her, steps backwards and walks into Jesus arms)
Jesus, that was great. Thankyou, whats next?
Well, lets try it again
But this time, I want you to keep your feet planted, and don’t look backwards.
But you were so far away....I wasn’t sure if you were close enough to catch me
Charlotte, you do know that I am Jesus right? Yeah And I can do this. Yeah, but And you can do this.. I know but...
And do you Trust me?
......Yes, Jesus I trust you
Now fall back
(talks herself into it, falls back, Jesus catches her)
Wow, Jesus that was so amazing! I was falling for like ever, and then right at the last moment you caught me.
I know, you did great
That was so exciting
You are a natural, I think we are ready for step 2
Oh yeah, lets go (turns around and starts to fall)
Whoa (catches her early) this time we are going to do it differently
What, okay. But you’re too close, back it up a little, this is too easy.
Now listen, this time I want you to turn around and face me
Well, that sounds easier to me, but whatever, You’re Jesus (falls forward)
(catches her) You gotta stop doing that
Listen for my signal
Oh, okay, sorry.
Okay, Charlotte do you trust me?
Yes Jesus, I totally trust you so much!
Great, now fall back
..........(hesitates, thinks its a joke).....ha ha, good one Jesus
Yep, its great....especially when you actually do it
What.....are you serious
Yes, this is step 2
But there is no one behind me
Charlotte, you didn’t know I was going to catch you the first time, but you still fell
Yeah, but you were behind me, that made sense. This is crazy. You need to be over here (tries to move Jesus)
It doesn’t work that way, you gotta trust me
You know what, Oh I do trust you, remember I fell. We can do it that way again if you want?
No, I want you to move to step 2 now.
Jesus, that’s fine. I fully trust you now, there’s no need to do any more
But Charlotte, you’re only part way there
(walking off) thank you so much Jesus, I’m so glad I can trust you now! (exit)