Archive for Jul 30th, 2011
“You will know the truth and the truth shall set you free.” John 8:32
Truth: The REAL state of things
Your life is a mirror of the way you live your truth and of your reality.
In our politically correct environment, everyone must like what everyone else is doing. We have replaced our truth with lies. That might sound harsh but, after all, this is an article on truth!
We have become conditioned to hold back the real truth in many situations. We hold our truth in. Stuffed into our minds and bodies, our truth clogs our entire systems, like a plugged fuel line to a motor — not operating at full potential — sputtering through life.
Think about this: Have you ever kept a significant truth inside or unstated for some time and when you finally let it out, you felt like a weight had been lifted from your shoulders?
When we lie, we falsely believe we are doing something beneficial to help the situation. We use excuses such as I don’t want to hurt their feelings, I don’t think they or I could handle the truth, the truth hurts so I won’t say anything.
Here are some examples where we are conditioned tonot tell our truth.
· Your significant partner just left you; you feel like a truck just ran over you. Someone in the office asks you how you are doing; you respond: Fine! Hey, that’s not truth. You feel awful . . . with good reason . . . so be real!
· You are in a work situation; the boss asks if you like your job and the work environment. You say, Yes, it’s just fine, but you really don’t like the situation and you mislead your boss and yourself on the truth. You tell a lie.
· Let’s reverse the situation. Think of yourself in the role of boss. An employee asks you if you like his/her work. You say Yes, but you have an ad in next week’s paper, looking for a new employee. You have told the individual a lie.
· You go to dinner at the home of friends and the meal is just terrible. They ask you how you like the meal; you state It’s great . . . another lie. So the next time you visit there, the same food in on the table. After all, you approved it before; why not make it again?
· Your child has done something very poorly and knows it. He says to you, Isn’t that great? and you agree. Another falsehood.
· A telemarketer calls. You stay on the line not expressing your truth, which is I have no time for this.
· Someone asks you about your success. You exaggerate (lie) about your accomplishments to cover up insecurities, fear, or to get approval.
How have we digressed so far as to think that lies are more effective or powerful than the truth?
By the way, being truthful is different than being a whiner or a victim of your life and circumstances.
Interesting enough, many of these lies are directed toward ourselves; we deny our own truth. By doing so, we lower and give away our own personal purpose and energy. Truth is the difference between being authentic or fake ? real instead of phony. We have become sheep ready for slaughter and we have denied others our truth. This is a destructive behavior pattern.
Alert: Before you go out to tell everyone how you REALLY feel about them, there is a caveat. You must speak your truth with compassion — not only to others but to yourself.
This is not about hurting yourself and others; it’s about releasing what is true. Truth does and will set you free when done with a good heart. You will be stating facts — not releasing emotionally charged truths launched with arrows, blame, or vengeance.
Your truth should not be about being callous, judgmental, or putting someone/something down. It should simply be about the facts as you see them and about your truth.
Have you seen someone constantly lying (sucking up to) a person of stature and authority? What did you think of the person who was not being truthful? Did you wonder where else this person was living a lie? Could you deeply trust this person? If you are being honest, most likely not!
Jim Collins, author of Good to Great, identified that the most successful companies are brutally honest about their condition. They do not live on Fantasy Island but on truth. How can quality, purposeful decisions be made on false or untrue information? They can’t.
Finally, what about the individuals who are not truthful about the true condition of their lives — physical, financial, mental, spiritual, social, relationships, etc.? It’s time to be real about your life and to move forward from a position of truth and authenticity at all levels.
Yes, I have been guilty of not stating my truth in the past — of not being real. Looking back, I realize how much that modus operandi cost me in personal energy, relationships, business, and credibility. And I have also been truthful without compassion; my truth has ridden the emotions of revenge and anger. Neither of these approaches to the truth proves beneficial.
At this moment, I encourage everyone reading this article to achieve freedom by living and stating what’s true for you . . . not in an intense judgmental way, but in a calm, confident, grounded space. Make this commitment for everyone and everything ? you don’t get to pick and choose where you will be truthful. Be 100% authentic.
Be aware of the freedom and incredible feelings you experience as you more toward more and more truth in your life.
Action Steps for Living in Your Truth
1. Acknowledge there is no benefit in misleading yourself or others in lies.
2. Embrace the fact that your truth can set you free.
3. Speak your truth with compassion, not in judgment or anger.
4. Lying is often based on fear, the need for approval, or a lack of self-worth. Stop doing it now!
5. The more authentic you are, the more self-confidence you will exude and the more action you will take.
6. Think right now where in your life you are not being 100% truthful and authentic. Make a list of everything that comes up for you: When, Who, Where, How, What. If you are having difficulty thinking of instances, use the examples above to kick-start your process.
7. From your list, clarify and determine the truth for each of your scenarios. Be honest with yourself about your life conditions and your relationships.
8. Take action NOW! I suggest you start with the most difficult item on your list. That way, everything else will seem easy. Make sure you enter this process with compassion to yourself and others.
9. Pay attention to the mental release and energy you gain from your truth.
10. Become aware of day-to-day situations where you omit the truth or are not being authentic. Start changing your habits.
11. Ask for support and feedback from your family and friends.
12. Truth is strength and power. Tell the truth, and then watch how you attract more of what you want into your life.
Until next time, keep Living On Purpose.
Ken Keis – About the Author:
Ken Keis, MBA, CPC, is an internationally known author, speaker, and consultant. He is President and CEO of CRG Consulting Resource Group International, Inc., Many professionals herald CRG as the Number One global resource center for Personal and Professional Development. For information on CRG Resources, please visit http://crgleader.comFor information on Ken’s Training and Speaking Programs, please visit http://kenkeis.com
Karma. It’s a term that gets thrown around a lot these days and many of us have a good idea about what it is…or do we?
‘Karma’ is a Sanskrit word with several layers of translation- some being ‘wheel’, ‘balance’ and ‘debt’. The Hindu faithful use the word Karma to denote both shallow and deep aspects of an individual soul’s journey from this life into the next based on spiritual debt and needed experiences. Karma is the ‘baggage’ we have as spirit souls- it is both what we are here in this life to deal with and what we take with us to the next. Whatever Karma you have right now defines where you’ve been- and the Karma you have when you die defines where you’re headed.
Let’s clear up from the get go that ‘good Karma’ is not good at all. Having ‘good Karma’ will require a soul to take rebirth in order to burn it off. If we want complete transcendence- zero Karma is the way to go! Good Karma and good living are two different things. We annihilate bad Karma by being good (charity, selfless service, prayer, etc.), and gain bad karma by being naughty (hate, violence, anger, envy, malice, lies, etc.).
Let’s look at this another way…
Let’s say someone is born into a socialite family- wants for nothing, gets a great education, has excellent health, general good luck, etc. We can assume (although not absolutely define for certain) that in a past life, this person did compassionate and selfless works that led them to a positive/good Karmic load in this life. If all of this goes to their head- the good turns sour and next time around they get just about the opposite to learn and KNOW the lessons.
Now, if we look at someone who experiences about the opposite in life- poverty, ill health, bad luck; we can safely assume that in a past life they may have abused abundance, cosmic laws or their own life journey. It happens and we’re ALL guilty of acting against our bigger nature. How do I know that? because we’re all here!
Sometimes Karma can seem like such a harsh judgment! Who decides when our actions are negative or positive? Who hands out the ruling and defines how our next lifetime will roll so that we learn and experience all that we need to rectify toxic behaviors/beliefs and get closer to truth?
All of our soul baggage is like a colored filter, and our soul is like a bright light. What we project- we attract. If we have acted against the self in a past life- or last week for that matter, a filter is created over the light of the soul and as the light shines through it- circumstances resonant with that behavior come our way… in a big way. We shine forth on a subtle spiritual level exactly who we are- and the cosmos responds to that light.
If we are impatient- we shine impatience on the subtle level and thus attract situations that will challenge and thus heal our impatience. You know, you only get stuck in traffic when you are an impatient person! Once you master patience- there’s no need to be stuck in traffic so it doesn’t happen anymore.
The goal of understanding Karma, or spiritual debt as I call it outside the Hindu specifics of the term- is so we can understand the why’s and how’s of life.
Nothing is chance- everything, and I mean EVERYTHING we experience comes to us for the sole purpose of enlightening, healing and empowering us. That’s every blissful love affair, every stubbed toe, every short paycheck and every blessing we receive. Spiritual debt is a sort of barometer about our journey and helps us understand the bigger picture. If we are constantly attracting a similar situation- it’s a big clue we need to look into that and figure out what’s up so we can be more attentive to receiving the healing opportunities coming our way. If something comes over and over again- it’s because we’re not getting it. Time to take inventory, get straight in the heart and open up to be guided down the sometimes hard healing path that always leads to bliss beyond imagination. Recurring issues are also a great time to contact your psychic spiritual adviser for another view into the journey.
In Egyptian mythology- at death, the heart of the deceased is weighed on a scale opposite an ostrich feather. If the heart weighs more than the feather, it gets eaten by a big scary monster. If it weighs less- it goes to paradise. What’s being said here? Heaven is a place of NO BAGGAGE! The heart that weighs less than a feather is the heart with no baggage and no attachment to false things. This is a heart who has lived life in accords with cosmic law and personal journey and who has walked out of life with no deep obsessions/addictions to material things, and no sins of the self weighing on them. It’s a heart light enough to float to the unseen above!
In my revelation, I have experienced that at death- the only judgment is between the soul and a mirror. In the soul-state that exists when we are not attached to the psychical body and the material world- great clarity and wisdom is present. WE define how we could have done better, how we might have avoided lessons or healing that tried and tried to manifest in our lives, how we did good, etc. We decide what’s needed- and in that space it’s always the truth because it’s OUR truth.
This view differs from many western beliefs as well as the beliefs of many Hindu sects who house the term ‘Karma’, but coming to this realization we are forced to take total accountability for our spiritual actions and our path. The ‘Blame God’ game comes to a quick end and nothing could be better for a soul!
Each of us is walking our own wheel of life- experiencing different things to help us know it all. Exploring who we are, who everyone else is and who the Divine is. Learning by doing, loving by experiencing, respecting by seeing and knowing by being. Simply following the intuitive cosmic laws that are inscribed in each of our hearts will ensure that we walk the spiral journey with right action and progress in our great path of healing and bliss.
Peace & Great Blessings on the path of BECOMING!
Josh Williams – About the Author:
Josh Williams is a professional Psychic Adviser, Life Coach, Spiritual Teacher and Energy Healing Channel. For over 10 years he has been serving clients from all across the globe, acting as psychic client advocate, teaching meditation, ritual, manifesting and spirituality techniques and just loving life! Josh has recently started offering a wisdom blog which is updated 5 times a week presenting practical but powerful spiritual wisdom for the modern day. You can view Josh’s blog by clicking HERE
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