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Why Tell the Truth?

Why Tell the Truth?

Should you always tell the truth? Lack of trust sets up an
atmosphere of doubt and constant questioning. Lies break trust.
It requires an enormous amount of energy to constantly wonder
whether we are living in truth. Trust creates a deep knowing that
sets us free from a tremendous energy drain and power leak.
Trusting that all is exactly the way it needs to be is a very big leap in faith, especially in the face of disaster, disease, and deprivation.

In order to trust, we must rise above our immediate concerns and glimpse the bigger picture, seeing how each action has an effect, and we must be willing to be microscopically honest.

Find out more about the relationship between trust and truth here:

Microscopic honesty is about telling the truth of our being down to the most infinitesimal piece. Not telling the truth is a huge obscuration we have layered on ourselves. We forget the ability to communicate without speaking–telepathy–when we begin to hide our truth. The few Earth-cased cultures that are left, like the Masai tribe of Africa and the Austrialian Aborigines, still use telepathy as a form of communication. They have not separated from their source. They recognize themselves as part of spirit, as connected to Partner Earth, and as relatives to all beings. They have nothing to hide because they do not consider personal recognition an end in itself and the voice of ego has not drowned out the voice of primal knowing. They see their place in the vast web of life as integral without losing sight of the rest of the web.

I think we hide our truth partly because we donít want to hurt others, however, we do not serve ourselves or others by not being truthful. We also can be truthful with compassion by realizing that we all come from the same source, our hurts are othersí hurts, and their hurts are ours. When we allow ourselves to be microscopically honest with compassion, we come home to ourselves and the rest of our family. We are able to trust ourselves because we hear our first voice, the voice of primal knowing, more clearly. We are able to trust our relatives because they hide nothing from us as we hide nothing from them.

We must trust that our first voice, which comes from divine energies, is linked to the vast expanse of interconnected relationships. What is not always apparent to us in our microcosmic view of the world is known on the primal level. This means that even though we canít always see the bigger picture, we must trust that it is there, functioning in in a balanced way, and that our thoughts and actions affect it.

Read more: Spirit, Inspiration

Adapted from Partner Earth, by Pam Montgomery (Inner Traditions, 1997). Copyright (c) 1997 by Pam Montgomery. Reprinted by permission of Inner Traditions.
Adapted from Partner Earth, by Pam Montgomery (Inner Traditions, 1997).

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10:12PM PST on Nov 15, 2013

Thank you for article.

10:11PM PST on Nov 15, 2013

Thank you for article.

10:10PM PST on Nov 15, 2013

Thank you for article.

10:09PM PST on Nov 15, 2013

Thank you for article.

10:09PM PST on Nov 15, 2013

Thank you for article.

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5:54PM PDT on Apr 17, 2012

I was just going to type those very words, Robert O, when I saw your comment :) it's true, and worth repeating - and the truth will set you free.

4:18AM PDT on Apr 8, 2012

interesting, but there are no absolutes.

11:31AM PDT on Mar 21, 2012

The truth will set you free.

10:12PM PST on Jan 9, 2012

I love the truth... your truth... my truth...Don't always get it... but I always give it..Please don't tell me sweet little lies or a big nastey one...thanks for your post!

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