The Witching Hour – 7:52am
Listening to: Love Only Leaves You Lonely – Palmoa Faith
To Be Completely Honest
“An honest person is the Noblest work of God”
As a psychic, it is very easy to tell when someone is lying to you. Most people would say that dishonesty is an undesirable trait, and most would agree that lying causes pain or unnecessary confusion.
I deal with many clients, from many walks of life. Part of my work as a healer and counselor is to help people to be honest with themselves, and to realize the importance of honesty. Recently, I have found that dishonesty is so common and the purpose of this post is to point out just how dishonest you may be with yourself, and some reasons why you should work on bringing honesty into the focus of your spiritual practice.
The mantra of my faith is “Perfect Love and Perfect Trust”.
The basis of my spiritual practice is faith and absolute trust in the divine to guide me.
With that comes the responsibility to work with the challenges I am given in their truest form. To do this, I have to consider all aspects of my challenges with complete honesty, compassion, and reverence. In order to come to the most effective and healing solutions that divinity wishes to show, it is so inevitably important that at each stage of finding a solution, that I critique all action, thought, and consideration in relation to it’s truest pros and cons. To have truly helpful discernment with others and myself, I have to look at the message I receive from spirit, and from my environment with as objective and clear view as I can.
I would not be able to do this without complete honesty.
Honesty, as a virtue, is simply meaning to say that you contribute no bias, or personal feelings, into an action or thought.
This is very difficult to do.
Are you self-conscious? Do you struggle with anxiety? Do you struggle with depression? Do you find that you are stuck and cannot progress any further in your life no matter how hard you try?
Honesty may be your ticket to a new life.
Look into yourself, and ask yourself these questions with every action you take:
“Do I believe this is the right thing to do?”
If the answer is “No”, don’t do it. Committing to this action is being dishonest with yourself. By taking this action, you just told yourself “Yes”. Do not rationalize this answer. It is either yes or no, and must be based only on your opinions at the moment. While you’re opinion may change latter, it is your duty to fully understand your argument for saying yes. If you cannot defend this action is right to yourself without reconsideration, it is not right for you, and that is all that matters in the moment.
“Will doing this make me happy?”
The main goal of any action should be to keep a constant state of happiness. While this is not always the case, it should be our goal to reach an understanding of ourselves, that we are conscious and aware of what will cause us to be unhappy. There may be many factors contributing to the result of unhappiness that are far more numerous than simply the action itself. However, those are separate issues that you have to work out. In considering this question, exercise deep consideration. If you cannot complete the action while remaining happy and comfortable it is something you either need to explore more deeply, or set aside. Examine the factors that would cause the overall action to create a feeling of dysphoria. Further question if these thoughts are reasonable, or if they need to be discarded.
“Will this cause me any pain?”
We may have pain for many reasons. We are all faced with tough decisions. While something may cause us pain, dealing with it is something we must be honest in facing. It is important to consider if you should feel pain, or if you could find a better way to process things. Most pain is caused by the action of thinking. I have seen most often in regards to the opinion of oneself, or the opinions of others about oneself, that there is a tendency to inflict emotional pain. If you are causing yourself pain through consideration, look into why those decisions, thoughts, or actions are causing you pain, and ask yourself if they are honestly rational, or if they can be discarded.
“Is any pain or discomfort I may endure on part of this action equal or greater than the benefit of this action’s completion?”
Sometimes, we do have to whether the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune. While we may feel physical, mental, or emotional pain, it is not something that needs to persist or be continuously allowed. If actions or thoughts are causing you pain, it is because you are compromising with yourself. You are saying, this pain is acceptable. Make sure to ask if it truly is acceptable, many times you will find that it is not.
These questions are simple, but they can help you start to open up to yourself.
It is okay to experience fear, anxiety, anger and disappointment. They are important emotions. In their truest form, they are only indicators that what you are doing or experiencing is not completely okay with you. Ask yourself why that is. And do something about it.
This kind of honest reflection will save you a lot of pain and heartache. An honest life is a happier life, but not an easy one.
I will say, it gets easier with time!!! So don’t be afraid to be honest with yourself, it’s always what you need.