This year seems to be the year for truth. It became evident last year that many of the lies and mistruths perpetuated by various bodies such as governments, pharmaceutical companies, researchers, the media and so on could no longer be hidden. Obviously the internet, and particularly Facebook, has been responsible for this freedom of information but it has to be said that we do need to be careful as to the source of the information we are reading and sharing. Is it the truth or is this also manufactured to keep us distracted?
As a fan of the X-Files from the very beginning I was interested to watch the first episode in the new series, resurrected after 13 years. What was clear in that first episode was that even Scully and Mulder, whose whole world had revolved around finding the truth, had been lied to. They too had been looking ‘out there’ when the truth was a lot closer to home but they had been sent on a wild goose chase to keep them from that truth.
So what does this have to do with our own truth?
Truth seems to be a slightly intangible, slippery little devil. It is not unheard of for someone I work with in clinic to be convinced they know what their truth is – why they are sick, why they have incarnated with the issues they do and what they need to work with. They may have been convinced of this for years and followed this path looking for their ultimate truth to achieve wellbeing. Sometimes our truth appears to change so we will reveal that truth and work with it for a while until another truer truth arises and we follow that again.
But just as the truth is intangible and slippery, so is the ego. Ego thrives through being in control of our life, rather than the higher self guiding us. Ego feeds us lines to keep us working and searching and to keep us on a path of its choosing.
But what benefit is this control over our lives to the ego?
This distraction and control feeds the ego and allows it to have the upper hand. It keeps us busy and needlessly searching so we do not stumble upon our truth. It keeps us separate, working as an individual on a sole (soul) journey without the input and support of the whole. While we are following truth manufactured by the ego, we are not seeing the whole picture, only what is fed to us. We cannot see what is going on behind the scenes, only what the ego feeds us.
Sometimes we are happy for the ego to be in control of our truth because the truth out there can be really hard to accept, perhaps unpalatable or maybe shocking. Perhaps the truth about how we behave now or how our family behaved or how we behaved in a previous life. To find out that the truth we have put out there is not truth but illusion can be a challenge. It can unravel us for a while, leave us feeling bereft, free floating and separate again.
My view is that we never choose something we are unable to work with in our life. Whatever we have chosen is appropriate for what we need to learn but just like at school or uni, where we learn the academic side of our chosen subjects, at some point we do have to go out there and practice what we have learned. It’s not enough to read the course texts, sit the exams and just watch from a distance. We can’t experience life from a book or from an armchair.
We all spend a lot of time in our heads examining and considering our lives and our health, making plans, following plans, creating routines and regimes, filling our time and searching for our truth.
Even meditation can be a manufactured distraction to cover the truth. And as our world becomes more focused in the head space and to some extent less on the heart and the whole, we need to question the truth we are following.
Is our truth put out there by the ego or are we really following a truth that is in here with our higher self?
How do we know where our truth comes from and whether it is our truth or manufactured?
My sense is that if we are continually following new truths then it is manufactured by the ego. These are the times when we research our issue, find a new diet/drug/meditation practice to fix what we perceive as our problem.
If we spend much of our waking life focussed on health issues, life issues, how to fix, what to do, when to do it – regardless of where we are on the spiritual path – it is probably ego driven.
If we feel we are stuck in the same single issue day after month after year then again this is a manufactured truth to keep us distracted.
And while I sound like a broken record at times, we do know our truth. We do know what we need to do to be well, we’ve always known. In fact, we are well, and the external and physical manifestations of illness are just part of the clever illusion of the ego to hide the truth.
As you come to understand this you will find glimpses of that truth, like the images that sometimes appear out of the corner of your eye, that feeling that there was something there but you just missed it.
Perhaps in our busy and distracting world it is harder to step back and step out and step into our truth. Maybe we all need to become hermits, sitting on the top of a mountain day after day to simply ‘be’ and to simply find our truth but this is not what we have chosen as our place of learning. We have chosen this time and this place, this situation and these issues as our distractions from being whole and being healed.
So the question is what is our truth really?
Does it matter in the scheme of the life we have chosen?
Should we now spend our time pondering this question or is this just another distraction?
Answer: Yes we do need to understand why we are here but if we are spending months and years getting different answers, trying different solutions without getting anywhere we are getting caught up in distraction and the ego is in control.
The hardest thing to do is to just ‘be’. We are never taught to just be, we are taught to fill our days, to search for answers, to find the truth.
But the truth is . . . we already know the truth . . . we are just hiding from it by distraction.
Vibrational medicine is a tangible tool for transformation. By listening to your soul whispering through a consultation I intuit a vibrational remedy that will bring clarity and understanding in your current situation. Working on the levels of clarity, rather than an individual issue can move us closer to the truth.