It is not a good or a bad time… it is simply the time we are in.
We find ourselves here and now because we have what it takes to move through this; and if we are both willing and able to embrace this moment – without resistance, without fear and without the desire to run – we will find our way through.
I am here and now because the I AM (the Signal/Self) that I am, is both willing and able. I just have to listen and follow the lead.
I am here and now because I am part of a flow, from a place outside space and time of these day-to-day events, that is already bringing discovery and the desire to let go.
In my own time in this place, I have learned to recognize, acknowledge and take ownership of that which was the greatest detriment to my own evolution. I have learned to watch and listen for it – in myself and others. I have learned to recognize its many disguises; the many forms it takes and the vast array of trickery that may be called upon to cover up its true nature. I have learned to watch for and listen for the patterns upon which it relies to give credence to its deepest deceptions that another might be swayed and swallowed whole into the hidden intent.
If we are not speaking truth, we are speaking untruth. And when we seek to build a life… a world… on a platform of untruth, its demise is inevitable and unavoidable. In our collective reality, that time has come.
Lying. We have become masterful liars. Masterful at shielding… masking… hiding… misdirecting…that the deepest parts of us – the deepest parts of our intentions – remain hidden under a cloak of good deeds and well wishes. We have learned to perfect what we were taught as small, vulnerable, helpless and terrified children… in the hope that we would save ourselves from ever knowing the depth of that pain, again.
Were we to ban one thing that already shapes our world, it would be lying. Were we to be stripped of our ability to do anything other than speak the simple expression of what is true for us… right here, right now, in this very moment… we could create a paradise on Earth rather than expanding the hellish collection that now stalks us.
Lying as a way of life.
Lying as a strategy for success.
Lying as a way to sustain a pretence that long ago, should have met its natural end.
If we are not speaking a truth, we are building a reality on a falsehood. How could anything sustain itself on deception?
We lie to hide ourselves from ourselves and each other. We seek to control and shape our reality through manipulation of the information available to another. We build a house of cards… held together by a web of deception… and lie awake long into the night, terrified that we will be decloaked and revealed to be other than who we have been marketing ourselves to be.
Truth is not an absolute – it is an organic, living, breathing, moving snapshot of a moment in time… that we might come to better know the truth of our own intention and expression. Truth is fluid, adaptable, enquiring… and can change as we choose to evolve and become more of our own potential. Truth stands on a platform of being able to change your mind… to shift and turn and become… and tell a new truth. It is not that truth is not alive and does not grow… it is that in the single moment of its expression, its complete revelation is what will serve us. In that revelation, permission for a new discovery is both granted and taken… and we move forward. Without that living, breathing, organic expression of our unique, whole and timely truth, we become trapped in the mindless repetition of an untruth, desperately trying to find our way off of the hamster’s wheel. In that, we quickly become unwell of body, mind and Spirit.
Be yourSelf and tell your truth from one moment to the next. Change your mind and reveal that change. Say yes when you mean it and no when you mean that. Ask for what you want.
“I don’t know” is a complete sentence and needs no justification. “Not right now” is as deserving of respect from another as is acquiescence and compliance. “I’ve changed my mind” is evidence of having one and confirmation of your willingness to respect it.
We can resign from a life of Masterful Lying. We can dare to test-drive what personal truth might create. We are not beyond salvaging what remains of our lives, our planet and our ability to become the fulfillment of our birthright. Yes, it takes courage. Yes, it requires that we dare…. experience… and dare again. My life is worth it – is yours?