Who Are We? Part 2 – The Truth!
Last week I shared how spirit explained to me “who we are.” In typical fashion, their answer was vague, yet compelling. To recap the answer:
“You are a spiritual being living a physical life and your only separation between the two are your perceptions of each – that one is apart and different from the other. Each serves the other! To create change, you simply live “The Truth” and “your truth.”
In Part 1 I addressed how we can understand “our truth.” This week we look at “The Truth”. The best way I can describe “The Truth” is by calling it spiritual laws. I also like to call them Spiritual Principles. The word “law” tends to feel harsh and unforgiving, but either term is accurate.
If we look at the definition of who we are, we understand we are physical beings, and as such, we are bound to physical principles. These include principles and laws like gravity, force, light, and other scientific truths. Our physical self is tied to these principles because we are physical beings in a physical world. BUT……
We are also spiritual beings, and as such, we are also bound to spiritual principles/laws. These are called “The Truth.” Like the physical laws and principles we must abide by, there are also spiritual laws and principles we must abide by – or at least we should. “The Truth” is nothing more than coming to an understanding of these deeper principles, and understanding how they fit for us and “our truth.”
Let me give you an example!
Choice is a spiritual principle – it is “A Truth!” It was also the first spiritual principle I remember being taught as I was going through my spiritual emergence. We all have the power of Choice! As spiritual, sentient beings we have the ability to make decisions – or not. Often times we avoid making a choice, but this too is a choice. In other words, choice is as inescapable as gravity. When we make choices, certain given outcomes will result. Just as when we do not make a choice, certain given outcomes will result.
These “Truths” apply to all people, whether we believe in them or not, and whether we’re aware of them or not. We are no less bound by spiritual principles than we are physical principles, therefore, the better we understand each of these, the more empowered we become: physically and spiritually.
If we take the principle of Choice one step further, and we work to integrate “The Truth” with “our truth,” then how do these two things come together to help us know who we are?
Perhaps your truth is that you were born into a life where opportunity and advantage were not readily available to you. This may be a truth of your current situation, however, the larger Truth is that you still have a Choice on how you handle this part of your life. Do you choose to accept that fate? Do you choose to feel a victim? Do you choose to feel defeated and hopeless? Do you choose to blame your parents or society?
These are all Choices you get to make, and with them comes “The Truth” – that you will live exactly what you choose!
If, on the other hand, you utilize Choice in a different way, you will live that Choice as well. Do you choose to not accept your fate or limitations? Do you choose to look for alternatives and solutions? Do you choose to seek help from others? Do you choose to believe that life has more for you than you currently see?
The Choice is up to you! And you will live “The Truth” of your choices in conjunction with your current “truth” of who you are.
There are many Truths to learn. Just as we are subject to all of the physical forces and principles which rule our daily physical life, we’re also bound by countless spiritual forces and principles. But, the better we come to understand these Truths, the more we can positively utilize them in our life and reshape our personal truth for the better. We are not guaranteed an escape or an out, but we are given the ability to become more empowered. Just as a greater understanding of our physical world allows us to know and do more, so too does an understanding of our spiritual self allows us to know and do more.
The more you know who you are and “your truth,” and the more you work to merge that with “The Truth,” the more you begin to know who you really are!