SPEAK: Activating Spirit! – Speak Your Truth

SPEAK! … By the Spirit™ with Erica Hawthorne

For me, the most fascinating part of a court scene, in real life, or in the movies, is the part where they ask the person to place their hand upon the Bible and swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth so help them God. This is such a powerful moment because at that moment a person knows if they have truly and honestly committed to telling the truth or not once they sit on the stand.

Here we are at the New Year and a new decade and we too have this wonderful opportunity to place our hand upon our sacred practices, our most honorable intentions and commit to tell our truths this year, with the help of the Creator. For some of us, we may have been hiding from the truth. Maybe we think this truth will hurt someone, or maybe it is a truth that is so revealing that we fear the risk of having to be vulnerable in order to share that truth.

Whatever the case, it is true, that the truth, your truth, will in fact set you free. And this year, in 2010, don’t we all want to be freer? Wouldn’t we all like to step boldly into our most authentic self in all of its variety and complexity? If that sounds like a scary undertaking, don’t worry. This year at By the Spirit, we want to encourage you in all the ways in which you can live in a way that honors you stepping confidently into the space of your best and brightest self. But we can’t get there by hiding. Especially not by hiding from the truth.

Withholding the truth is sometimes an act of self-preservation. But self-preservation does not take into consideration that through being willing to be honest and open we actually welcome the opportunity for the very support we need to step in.

In the past year , in what ways have you withheld sharing your truth with yourself or with others? Let’s make 2010 the year that we dare ourselves to speak up about the things that we have either hidden or outright lied about. Let us free ourselves to do the other work in our lives by first clearing our mental space of the things that we should have said by now but just haven’t . Let us make the resolution to start with speaking our truth.

For some this may mean saying an assured ‘no’, instead of a passive ‘yes’, or admitting that we indeed need to get help in an area we’ve been trying to go alone. Or maybe, it’s a simple acknowledgment with ourselves, a quiet admission that says, ‘I can no longer ignore this issue/thought/desire. I must claim it, say it and trust that the Universe will be there to support my next step.’ Because the truth is, it will.

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  1. Incredible. bythespirit.net deserves an award.

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