I remember when I was a little girl and people constantly would say to my mother and to me, "Oh what a pretty girl." As a very young child, I began to recognize that it must be true because so many people said it.
The day that I again heard, "Oh you're such a pretty little girl." and responded: "I know.", I was quickly corrected by my mother that I shouldn't say that. As a pure Spirit, I didn't understand why not. She then explained: "It's not nice to say "I know." when someone gives you a compliment."
At a very young age, I interpreted that it was not good to tell the truth sometimes because it wasn't polite. In that moment I learned the politics of relationships.
40 years later, it would take being in a relationship with a very deceptive person that would bring me to ask the questions:
"How did I attract someone who lies to and deceives me as well as others?
What does that say about me?
Do I lie to and deceive myself?
Do I lie to and deceive others?
How do I not honor my truth?
All the things that I couldn't live with and didn't like about him, I had to inquire if those qualities were within me as well.
Life is created in the details and even something as small as responding "I'm fine." when I'm not feeling fine to someone who asks as they greet me: "How are you?" is a violation of truth and my integrity.
Freedom is the reward of truth. Love cannot exist without Truth.
Without truth, there is no freedom to BE. Love cannot exist because without truth there is illusion, something missing. There's no inherent integrity, it's not whole, neither perfect, nor complete.
There is only one kind of love and that is love that is true because love is truth.
And there can only be trust when there is truth.
Trust is at the foundation of enduring relationships.
Without trust there is no real chance of intimacy.
On this Venus-ruled Friday before a week where we celebrate THANKSGIVING, let's consider how we can create, construct and manifest relationships abound and robust with intimacy, trust, truth and love.
Today when people tell me how pretty I am, I say "thank you" and that is the Ultimate Truth.
[EXERCISE] What have you been LYING to yourself about? Who can you share The Truth with?
Thanks for reading.
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Day 19 of 11/13 Moons