We all accomplish Truth Shifts throughout our lives, even when we are not trying to. Sometimes traumatic events force us to make changes. There are other times when a truth just unpredictably reveals itself, like discovering that your spouse is being unfaithful by a fateful series of unforeseen events which took perfect shape, making the secret suddenly known. Like it or not, truth happens, and when it does, we MUST deal with it. However, until that moment, we do have the amazing ability to ignore, deny, avoid, and distract ourselves however we see fit. We can also believe or not believe anything we want to unless truth intervenes. When we allow ourselves to become willing and receptive to inviting truth into our understandings, we do accelerate the entire process and release ourselves from experiencing some unnecessary pain.
In my personal quest to improve my life, I set about willfully and deliberately changing my life. I divorced, I went to school, I remarried, I became a Registered Nurse, I switched jobs, I moved, etc., but none of these changes were changing ME. Eventually I came to understand that while these were great accomplishments, they were not, by osmosis, changing me. These were movements without transformations. Eventually I realized that I had to fully face my personal truths. There is no real such thing as leap frogging past yourself to a path of enlightenment. Nope, leap frogging just wastes time while you go hopping around inside a mental maze of trickery and self-deception through repeated experiences in different places. These repetitions are the patterns we can notice when we choose to.
We do not need to wait for pain and crisis to know what we are capable of accomplishing in this life time, and we should not be waiting for our ego’s permission to forgive ourselves or anybody else. It is true that our egos continually occupy our minds with obsessive chatter, but they do not always speak truthful language. They speak in BOB language and keep their weaponry at the ready.
As you go through your days and experience your reality, you are never reacting to truth. Instead, what you are reacting to is what you believe about it. You are always reacting to what you believe you are seeing versus what you want to be seeing; what you believe was said and why it was said; what you believe something means. Truth just is and exists in a reality deeper than beliefs. Beliefs can alter how truth appears to you, but beliefs cannot change truth. This is why truth is more powerful and far more meaningful for you than many of your beliefs.
The more we can keep this basic understanding in our minds as we go through our days, the less we are tempted to struggle against reality. We immediately struggle when we disagree with what is. Whenever we are struggling against what is, we are in some degree suffering and stationary. The transition into struggling against what is, is alarmingly easy.
The tool of Truth is helpful here and is simple. BOBs are not truth; they only pretend to be truth’s reliable substitute and yet they have no idea that they are just pretending. Truth does not argue and has no need to win arguments. Only beliefs, aka BOBs, feel the need to be defended, protected and validated. Whenever I find myself with an armful of weapons, I question what exactly am I trying to defend? This question will lead me to ask myself, what exactly am I protecting? Soon, I will see that I am trying to protect myself and I am in a state of being fearful. This will always be true no matter how righteous I am feeling. When I am ready to let go of my weapons and exchange them for my tools of Truth, I will receive the guidance I need to shift myself out of the fearful space I am in. The tools help me to hear what my weapons do not want me to hear. The tools help me to see what my weapons do not want me to see. Finally, the tools help me to accept what is and receive guidance on what I can do about any situation which will provide the best possible outcome for all parties involved, not just myself. The tools help me to shift my focus from protecting my fragile self, to loving and being myself. As an added bonus, because I am now working with truth rather than against it, I automatically become more empathetic, patient, loving and compassionate for all parties involved, not just myself. This shift is a natural loving expansion that just happens.
Finally, because the choice was made to drop weaponry in exchange for Truth’s tools, a smooth and graceful shift will happen because my perceptions will change through love, wisdom and strength. Patience naturally extends and empowerment grows and righteousness evaporates.
The answers to every question we could possibly have are already available, we only need to learn how to shush our BOBs long just enough to receive them. There is a significant difference to how truth feels when we hear it or becomes known to us. Truth doesn’t communicate by hijacking our minds with harassing messages, fearful thoughts or compulsive repetition. Truth doesn’t need to argue.