In Oriah Mountain Dreamer's poem The Invitation, the sixth paragraph is:
It doesn't interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself. If you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul. If you can be faithless and therefore trustworthy..
I can't figure out what she means by the last phrase --being "faithless and therefore trustworthy". I've thought it refers to not being dependent on a higher power for "goodness", but on one's own sense of right and wrong, but I'm not sure that's what she's trying to say.
I really can't find anything about it when I search -- certainly not about that particular phrase.
What is the meaning of that phrase?