How are Truth and Abundance Related?
What does living in truth mean to you? What does it mean, to be a person of truth, of integrity — and why may this be important to you? In other words, beyond the satisfaction of doing the right thing, what is the pragmatic value of standing in your truth?
I recently heard someone speak about the correlation between abundance and truth, a perspective I never thought about before. He was saying that when we are lying, we feel weak in relation to someone. We feel they have power over us, as we on our side are unable to stand on our own two feet. This disempowerment is true poverty. When we are out of our integrity, we keep going downhill in a world of make-believe. We have no faith in ourselves to the extent that we must lie.
When we are in a place of truth, in a place of integrity, we need no external agent or external power to make us happy, to support us. We stand on our own two feet. But the path to abundance and happiness is the path of truth, not the path of magic. And the first step on this path is to stop lying to ourselves.
What I am talking here is sacred abundance and happiness, not merely acquiring material goods. We may have a need to fill up our life with money and things, travel and activity, action and passion, and surely many have done so through deceit and manipulation. This, however, does not equate with happiness, joy and spiritual fulfillment. The drive to acquire, to have, to get is an indication of inner emptiness, of inner poverty and a “black hole” inside ourselves, which is really a hole of self-hatred. It will not be filled with money, sex, food, drugs or alcohol, no matter how hard we try. The truth is, nothing will ever be enough.
As long as we try to control other people, as long as we feel the need to manipulate their feelings towards us, through lying to either them or ourselves, our channels of bounty will be closed. We will not be able to receive true bounty. The passionate desire for success, for winning every argument and having the last word means that truth will inevitably have to surrender to winning. Light will have to surrender to winning.
But it is truth and light that empower us, and uphold us on our own two feet. Most importantly, it is standing in truth that opens up the channels of abundance. This abundance of joy, stability, respect and knowing comes from a place of standing in our truth. And this means having the courage and the capacity to, first and foremost, accept ourselves for who we truly are, without shunning or avoiding any speck of inner darkness, and then nourish all the unloved parts of us back to fulfillment.
This is both a daily task and a “conversion” experience. As I personally work more deeply with the energies of the Akashic field, I am also called to ever greater honesty and transparency, first and foremost with myself. But I am also happy to know that I have facilitated many paradigm shifts for the people I worked with, helping them see that the major obstacles to abundance do not lie without, but within, brought about by their own choices and fears. Ultimately, all of these choices stem from the wounding that we carry, or the wounding we connect with (through, for example, our ancestry).
Healing these core wounds often requires extraordinary inner courage, but the reward is just as extraordinary — standing in truth, with the channels of bounty and happiness open, ready to receive from the Universe.
Blessings of truth and power to you!