The New York Times ran an ad during the Oscars with a powerful message about the truth. The truth is far more important in life than we sometimes stop to think about, from a spiritual point of view. When we think about Karma, what creates it and what clears it, the truth, or the evasion of it must be factored in. Karma is an unavoidable spiritual law, as immutable as the law of gravity. Part of being on a spiritual path includes the awareness of universal laws, remaining awake, self-reflective, and aware, mindful of our thoughts and actions. We know we are here to learn, evolve, and grow. The truth is an essential part of that process. You can’t heal or change what you won’t look at, it’s that simple, and that difficult.
The opposite of the truth is a lie. Lies are more than an evasion of personal responsibility. Lies rob us of an opportunity to grow. Lies rob us of opportunities for intimacy, because there can be no intimacy without trust, which is founded on honesty. The truth builds bridges, lies destroy them. The truth heals everything it touches. It illuminates, where a lie enshrouds everything in murky darkness. That is the purpose of a lie, after all. To obscure, to manipulate, to hide. Unfortunately, the things that need healing the most within ourselves can only be healed when we have the courage to shine the light of the truth onto them. Allowing wounds to continue to exist in darkness never ends well. What sits in darkness festers and becomes increasingly toxic.
In Chinese medicine, justice, fairness, the truth, morality, and integrity are a part of the Metal Element, the Lung and Large Intestine meridians. Taoist Master Yuen once said: ” Metal Element people bathe people in the light of spiritual truth, to help them break the chains that bind them, from incarnation to incarnation.” Similarly, another spiritual Master said ” And the truth shall set you free”. The truth is an alchemical tool, anything subjected to its light is changed. So, the question is, why are so many afraid of it, given its power to heal? There are a number of reasons, actually. Let’s look at them.
1. Fear. The subconscious mind is an amazing thing. It protects one from seeing, knowing, or remembering things that it deems too dangerous for a person to process at a given moment in time. This can manifest as denial, amnesia, or cognitive dissonance, an inability to process reality. The subconscious hides the truth of some circumstances ( like sexual abuse ) from the conscious mind until it determines the person has the resources to handle it. Fear is the main reason people hide from the truth, and the main reason people don’t heal.
2. Resistance to change. Every soul has been gifted with Free Will by the Creator. Every soul chooses the pacing of their own evolution. This is their right. When we see souls that are fear-based, that are racist, bigoted, misogynistic, or that are religious extremists, consider that this is not their first rodeo incarnating with those issues. In that case, they will be allergic to the truth, breaking out in hives as soon as they are exposed to it. They will become angry at anyone who attempts to help them. Don’t. The truth is a gift one must choose. It takes courage, and not every soul has that.
3. Narcissism. When an individual has a narcissistically defended ego construct, the only thing that matters to them is how they are perceived by others. If they make a mistake, which we all do at times, accepting responsibility for that threatens their image. Their egoic survival demands a defense of itself. The truth cannot be allowed. Deflection, denial, and distortion of the facts become necessary for the egos survival. Again, those on a spiritual path cannot relate to this, as we see the ego construct as something to be gently cleared, an illusion. A narcissist has ONLY THAT as a definition of self, and will preserve it at all costs.
The ultimate spiritual truth is Divine Love. Fleeing from the truth means that one is cut off from the Universal Principle of love, compassion, healing, and joy. Seeking the truth and seeking love is the same quest, they are connected. Depriving someone of the truth intentionally creates horrific Karma. Attacking the truth has only one purpose: to enslave, to paralyze, to manipulate. Throughout history, those who have attempted to attack the truth have not fared well. Attacking the truth is to attempt to attack Divine Love, to attempt to defy Universal Law. At no time has this succeeded.
Lightworkers understand the invaluable spiritual asset that the truth is. It is an amazing ally in healing. It is pure. It is powerful. It is transformative. We will uphold it, we will defend it, we will protect it. The Earth, and all living things are at risk. An attack on the truth is an attack on life itself. We are joined together as one vibrant, loving heart to stand for the truth. We are aided and supported by the Guardians, Guides, and Teachers that watch over this dimension. Let us bathe the consciousness of humanity in the light of spiritual truth, to help to break the chains that have bound it, from incarnation to incarnation. Let us help to free it from the chains of fear, the chains of intolerance. Let this be an awakening, a new day, a new beginning. The Truth and Love together are always the answer. May this teaching bless all who read it. Reverend Judith Star-Medicine
*** My gratitude to the New York Times for this wonderful statement about the truth.