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Believe No One

Cari Cole’s blog has inspired me to talk about belief and truth.  Read her blog here.   She is a musician and as an artist has deep wisdom in her words.  Yes, artists usually do have a unique view of the world and because they have chosen to share their gifts with the world we are all better off.  I bet you are saying to yourself right now, I love Art!  You may even relate to the world as an artist and this is great.  I feel that there is an artist in everyone!

Her blog made this statement, ‘Believe no one – not even yourself’.  Now I succinctly remember hearing Don Carlos say this in an interview so who said it first does not matter.  The message is clear.  Or is it?

The world we live in contains shadows.  Look anywhere and you will see a shadow lurking somewhere.  This is your smaller self being revealed in a dualistic world of light and dark.  The ego self is your shadow and the Truth of you is Light.  Just as there are two sides to a coin, each person has two sides.  Which do you look at most often, the heads or the tails?

“Believe is a strong word. I prefer “consider”….. Consider everyone’s opinion and then form your own – but be suspect of yourself as well.  Next time someone offers you their opinion, consider the source and the motivation behind the opinion and make sure to decide for yourself whether the opinion is right and if so, that you will check in with yourself in a month of applying their comment and will not let it live in your brain forever.” Cari Cole

Not better advice have I heard.  Advice, opinion, point of view, perspective are each slightly different aspects of one whole, the Truth!  Of course even this is suspect.  Does an Ultimate Truth even exist?  We would all agree that each individual has their own Truth, but does “The” Truth really even exist?  The answer lies in your cosmology.

How do you see the world?  Has this changed in your lifetime?  I think this is what she is saying.  Live in the Truth of Now.  Be present to yourself in the moment and see the Truth as it exists right now.  It will be different in a month or maybe a day…

I invite you to consider your Truth and how or if that aligns with “The Truth”.  It is my belief that the Ultimate Truth speaks through you, as you, and in you.  The symbol of the lighthouse is a perfect depiction of this.  Be the Lighthouse.           Lighthouse

😉 Sequoia Elisabeth

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Honest, Responsible and True

Today’s Transition Blog considers the words Truth, Responsible, and Honest.  Noble words to be sure, but what do they really mean?  How do they fit into your life, or to reverse that, how do you fit into the definition of these words?  Let us look deeper to get a better feel for these words and the importance they play in everyone’s life.

“Hon·est:

1. Honorable in principles, intentions, and actions; upright and fair: an honest person.

2. Showing uprightness and fairness: honest dealings.

3. Gained or obtained fairly: honest wealth.

4. Sincere; frank: an honest face.

5. Genuine or unadulterated: honest commodities.” (Dictionary.com)

So who embodies these qualities?  Do you?  Every day in everything you do the opportunity to embody these traits exists, so you make this decision, albeit unconsciously most of the time, to be honest or not.  Consider how these actions define you and who they impact the most.  It certainly affects those you are dealing with, but more importantly how does it affect you?   Honesty is essential to self respect and self worth.  Being honorable is an act done for the self and that benefit then flows out to all those involved!

“Re·spon·si·ble:

1. Answerable or accountable, as for something within one’s power, control, or management (often followed by to or for): He is responsible to the president for his decisions.

2. Involving accountability or responsibility: a responsible position.

3. Chargeable with being the author, cause, or occasion of something (usually followed by for): Termites were responsible for the damage.

4. Having a capacity for moral decisions and therefore accountable; capable of rational thought or action: The defendant is not responsible for his actions.” (Dictonary.com)

This is a profound word that touches life everyday in some way.  Look closely at these meanings and consider how they impact your life.  Have you ever attempted to avoid responsibility?  Do you hold yourself accountable for your actions?   Do you realize that you are the author of your life?  Simply knowing this is a step toward responsibility.  We are all capable for rational thought and action, so there is no excuse for denying responsibility!

“Truth:

1. The true or actual state of a matter: He tried to find out the truth.

2. Conformity with fact or reality; verity: the truth of a statement.

3. A verified or indisputable fact, proposition, principle, or the like: mathematical truths.

4. The state or character of being true.

5. Actuality or actual existence.” (Dictionary.com)

This word is the sum total of all other words.  It is what is left after all else is removed.  This is a very elusive word and experience.  In the world of duality Truth seems to shift constantly so that attaining total Truth is almost impossible.  It is however the goal.  The goal we all aspire to!  It is possible Truth is only found after death, but even this is not Truth.  Death does not exist!  Please understand that most of what you experience in this world is other than Truth, Responsibility, and Honesty!

I aspire to these ideals daily and sometimes I even get close!  It is a constant vigil, one that I accept with pride and joy.  I bless you on your Journey of Love, may you find the Truth, Responsibility and Honesty you seek!

🙂 Sequoia Elisabeth

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