Grounded Guidance: Your Pants Might Possibly Be On Fire

To live within the core of our power, we must first seek truth in ourselves and others—meaning we must dive deep into the meaning of lies, and how these falsehoods impact us on a spiritual level.

Our existence has become encircled by lies, and they’re never benign. They attach themselves to every fiber of our being, preventing us from fully witnessing the good in ourselves, and others.

We’ve surrendered, and accepted that much of what we hear is disingenuous.

We’ve been programmed to become ace liars, and we reveal this expertise in a wide range of untruths–from the in-your-face denial, complete fabrication, omission, redirection of facts, or a half-story that enables us to avoid responsibility in a particular moment.

The little white lie easily becomes the big, bad, ugly one. We’ve gotten so used to misleading statements that we oftentimes don’t have the foggiest idea what’s truthful anymore.

Our contorted convictions are covered up as ‘the state of affairs.’ In other words, lying has become the new normal, or how things are done.

We’ve surrendered, and accepted that much of what we hear is disingenuous. However, this unspoken acknowledgement prompts a cynicism within, allowing us to easily manifest additional falsehoods, with nary a care or thought of the repercussions.

When we manifest falsehoods, we compel ourselves to believe them, and from that moment on, we become slaves to that lie.

Lies are dangerous, and even the smallest micro-deceptions will weaken the souls fabricating them. Similar to a high-powered firearm, lies have serious recoil. Just when we think we’ve gotten away with a half-truth or exaggeration, that lie finds its way back to look us dead in the eye.

When we manifest falsehoods, we compel ourselves to believe in them, and from that moment on, we become slaves to that lie. This bondage then disempowers and imprisons us by slowly chipping away at the core of our spirit, and away from our truth.

Instead of following our spiritual paths, we feverishly work to cover our tracks, and in doing so we fail to realize how wounded we’ve become. What a lot of work to deal with!

Try as one might, we can never escape our fears without first confronting them.

We often know our truths, but do we like what we see? Lies are not only those we tell others, they’re also the ways in which we deceive ourselves in order to disguise our fears and weaknesses.

Some of the worst lies are those we manifest and consume internally; even the insidious ones have the potential to cause harm. We do so by utilizing narratives that enslave–I am weak, I am powerless, my abusive past has shaped me into who I am, I cannot change, I must work harder to become perfect, I’ll be happier if I have money or success, etc.

Try as one might, we can never escape our fears without first confronting them. Nor, will we ever experience freedom via convenient lies, as opposed to confronting the pain associated with inconvenient truths.

The best way to discern truth from fiction, is by learning how to expose our own falsehoods.

People are afraid that the moment they tell the truth, they will have to face their issues, and therefore do the work. That means dealing with whatever comes up—the fear, the guilt, and then some. But, living your truth is critical, and more important than exposing the falsehoods of others.

Why not just tell the truth, and be free from any type of bondage? Easier said than done. Yes, it may hurt, but when you put an end to the BS, you’ll save yourself from the endless game of passive-aggressive storytelling.

Are you ready to let go of that identity? The best way to discern truth from fiction, is by learning how to expose our own falsehoods. When you live in your truth and do the work, the pain is temporary, and results in you feeling empowered and energized.

Once you stop rehearsing the script of lies, you’ll soon forget, and then discover freedom.

Inspirational speaker, Iyanla Vanzant once said, “The truth will set you free, but you have to endure the labor pains of birthing it.” Herein, awaits a significant opportunity to stand in your power by honoring the truth in all things, especially ourselves.

The next time you’re about to lie to yourself or others, stop and say either aloud or within, “I love how responsible you are, I love how fearless you are, and how you stand in the truth no matter how uncomfortable it might be, and I love that you will get through this because of the love that you have for yourself.” Take a moment to write down all of your limiting beliefs, and then discern whether they benefit or enslave. Are these beliefs serving you, or are they causing fear, stress, or the need to narrate outside of your field of truthfulness?

Once you stop rehearsing the script of lies, you’ll soon forget, and then discover freedom. Remember, lies need to be practiced, and to be believed! We don’t need to believe in truth, it simply ‘is.’

These simple acts will make both yourself, and others believe in you, and you’ll experience a sense of liberation in doing so. You’ll become a more grounded human being, and life will feel good. You’ll also attract more loving and trusting people into your realm of experience. Be true to yourself and everyone around you, and always keep in mind that we’re intensely powerful beings. Know this power, and build your life upon nothing less than concrete truth!

 

Shaman Durek

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