Truth is defined as “that which is in accordance with fact or reality”. So if we consider this concept, do we see truth as entirely objective? Or is truth instead a subject of our experience of reality? What if reality is just an illusion of our own perception? Then truth must be a highly personal notion, unique to each individuals’ own journey. If we grasp this idea, we recognize that one person’s truth is very different from the next. We see that truth is not right or wrong, just personal. When we comprehend this, not only do we create space for the acceptance of others exactly as they are, and even the curiosity to understand their truth which may be aligned with our own or perhaps very different, we also create space for ourselves to ponder what our truth really is. What, as a result of the concoction of events that has been our lives thus far, our greatest lessons have been – and why they have presented themselves.
What does this look like? The first component of exploring our truth is being honest with ourselves and being open to what we might uncover. Chances are it will be confronting. This first involves taking responsibility… and this is the hardest step. Humans are accustomed to being the recipient of their experiences. This means that things are happening “to us” and those things are out of our control. To some degree we will attempt to take control; such as planning events or making investments or committing to jobs/careers and relationships. Ultimately though, there are always some aspects of our lives that we decide we cannot be held accountable for because doing so is uncomfortable; such as when we are faced with our own shadows. Instead of justifying our powerlessness and avoiding accountability though, what if we practiced owning our journeys and taking responsibility for our experiences? If we owned the attitudes and beliefs that were in fact contributing to the setbacks we were facing, if we owned the ways in which we choose to react to situations and how those reactions keep us stuck, if we owned the fact that we can think however and whatever the hell we please… and that these thought patterns are not unintentional and that they are actually shaping every moment of our reality.
When we choose to make this shift, we become our own master. We are powerless to nothing and no one, we are steering our own ship. The more we practice this, the more conscious we become of our own frequency. Once we tune into this – we find our truth. It is at this level that we get to know ourselves much more deeply and begin unpacking all the crap that has shaped us up until the point in which we decided to deconstruct ourselves. Our whole purpose is to see ourselves clearly, to learn to sit with ourselves and see our whole constitution – our shadow and our light – and to own it. The better we know all parts of ourselves, the more connected we become… and the more connected we become, the more powerful and unshakable we become. Our being powerful and being true is not just about being light, positive beings… it is just as much about getting to know our darkness and learning to befriend it. The more comfortable we get with our shadow, the less it unconsciously sabotages our existence.
The idea of being true to ourselves is thrown around in pop culture all the time… what nobody talks about though is what this really means. Its not about “living your best life” and “being real” – these are just words. Being true to yourself is a confronting process and often what we uncover is painful. However, what we uncover when we do this work are our greatest gifts… and most rewardingly, our power. We are not the victim of our own lives, we are the conqueror of our divine lessons, so long as we choose to be. Whatever we come here to learn is not just for our own growth and expansion; it is equally for the elevation of the collective… the planet, human race, however you want to think of it. THIS is what living our truth is about – unpacking ourselves, making sense of our journey, activating our lessons and finding ways to use them to give something back. We do not have to do grand, monumental things with our lives in order to fulfill this truth. The most important aspect of this takes place in our day to day lives, in our homes and relationships. How we raise our children and how we make other people feel.
Through tuning into our truth and learning to express ourselves authentically from this space, we become very clear on what we value. The clearer our values become, the more we can align our lives with them and let go of anything we may be occupying ourselves with that we don’t truly resonate with. It sounds simple, it’s not. It is consistent, intentional work towards being really honest with ourselves and daring to acknowledge how & where we are getting in our own way, no matter how uncomfortable that feels and how much overwhelming change might be required as a result. It is steps forward and back, it is unlearning the residue of our upbringings, it is questioning everything we have believed thus far, it is a process we will work with for the rest of our lives should we choose to keep the door open. If we accept this journey though, we will be deeply fulfilled and we will notice greater alignment build in all areas of our existence. We will gradually notice the setbacks and shortcomings dissipate as we begin to feel more and more in the flow of life. We will experience greater harmony within ourselves and in relation to all of our interactions and connections. The connections that we no longer resonate will naturally fall away and we will feel completely okay with this, where before we may have resisted it. Most importantly, we will feel calm and all of the answers we seek will present themselves in perfect time. The path ahead will become clear and we will feel excited about pursuing it.
Should we dare to consider our own truth, not the truth of society or our family or our partner or our friends, but of ourselves in raw form… of everything we have come here to face and learn and then give back, to explore who we came here to be… we will find the liberation we need to love ourselves, forgive ourselves and most importantly – believe in ourselves. We will take our power back and allow that power to guide us home. We will shine without concern about being judged or misunderstood or ridiculed. We will be exactly who we came here to be.
This message comes to you with love, from someone who is right in the thick of deconstructing herself and taking her power back; of feeling the things she was terrified of facing and taking ownership of the experiences she has in the past felt powerless to. This message comes from the midst of my exploring my own truth, and allowing it to guide me towards what it is I am here to do with this lifetime. I have so much still to learn, and as I make my way I will continue to share what I find in hopes that whoever receives these messages has an “a-ha” moment of their own and decides they have some truth to uncover as well. I hope that as you uncover your truth, you dare to share it too.
Disclaimer – the contents of this post is based on the opinion and personal beliefs of the author. If anything doesn’t resonate with your own personal beliefs, understandings or experiences; simply disregard it with the knowing that we are each entitled to our own values and we each have our own unique approaches to perceiving and living our lives. These publications do not aim to persuade, condescend or denigrate the beliefs of any of their valued readers, rather they are designed to inspire and shed light on ideas for the purpose of deeper connection. What is true for one person may be completely untrue for someone else and that is okay; that is what makes us human. We each have the power to design our own truth and interpretation. May these posts be received with love – just as they are written.