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How Honest is Honest Enough?

If you could see me, you’d see a huge smile on my face. That’s because I’m inspired to create a BOGO (buy one get one) offer to support you and someone you Love. Before I share it with you, I want to talk about honesty.

Honesty is golden, but it is not always what we live or teach. As a child, I was raised Catholic and being honest was something preached by teachers, in the church and at home. Conceptually, it was a wonderful idea. Still, when it got right down to it, there wasn’t a lot of emotional honesty in the household I grew up in. Not that anyone meant to be dishonest, but not all feelings were welcome when I was growing up. In my parents’ innocent ignorance, they were stuck in pain from their past. They could not freely meet or welcome feelings of anger, fear, sadness or even pure joy and happiness without shutting down. Since my parents had not done their own work to get comfortable with their own anger, in the presence of someone else’s anger, either they shut down (even if they were physically there, they couldn’t be open hearted for the other person) or they shut the other person down.

This can relate to other emotions too. For example, if I haven’t done my work to get comfortable with grief, in the presence of someone else’s grief, either I will shut down (even if I am physically there I can’t be open hearted for them), or I will shut the other person down by putting up a wall, indicating disapproval for their sharing, or from a place of my own disconnect, tell them they need to move on.

The good news is that your feelings are not the Truth of who you are but they are indicators for what is up for you to heal. As uncomfortable as being honest with yourself and your feelings may be, it is an inner compass to lead you to living your authentic life.

When fear comes up, you can know that something is coming up to be healed. For me, one of my core fears in life was the fear of being abandoned and rejected. Leaning into my fears and meeting them was the pathway for me to see how I was abandoning and rejecting myself in my life and lead me to heal and transform. I wanted other people to see me but I couldn’t see myself. I also wanted other people, especially men, to love, value and respect me, but again – I didn’t know that I didn’t know how to love, value or respect myself. Doing my work meant getting honest with myself. The exciting part of that was honesty offered me personal empowerment to move beyond my limitations. It was what I had always wanted.

Honesty supports you in aligning with the wisdom of your heart and can guide you to what is next. Honesty is NOT necessarily convenient and honesty can drastically shake things up. Honesty may appear to crush opportunities or relationships if you are attached to a certain outcome of how life unfolds. Out of the uncertainty and chaos, there can be a whole new experience of connection and expansion beyond what you ever thought possible.

Your Divine Life is playing out. When you do your work to get honest with yourself and to heal, this healing benefits you, your ancestors, your family, your children and most everyone in your life. It is a dynamic gift that you give to yourself and to the world when you release blocks to living your authentic life, free of issues and emotional charges that have been holding you back.

Honesty and acceptance go a long way. As you move through your experience of life, be gentle with any feelings of disappointment or feelings that you are not enough that may arise. Remember, your feelings are indicative of what is up for you to heal. So, as you would offer loving kindness to a child who has been hurt, meet your feelings with loving kindness as you navigate through your own healing. You deserve to align with a greater experience of love in your life (since Love is who you are) and honesty guides you into releasing those blocks to love. It may feel messy and scary along the way but you are safe. Aligning with honesty means you remember the love that you are! I LOVE that!

Because I’m 100% committed to supporting you and people you love, I am offering a BOGO (buy one get one) for this month’s Soul Alignment energy transmission on October 20th. When you sign up for yourself, you get to include the intentions of another person, (think: family member, Lover, partner or friend), who you want to offer support.

The Soul Alignment is an energetic clearing that helps dissolve all that does not serve you while aligning you with your authentic self. Just as a chiropractor aligns a human spine to promote correct posture and physical health, this process works in a similar way. During the Alignment, you can choose to “tune in,” meditate or perhaps carry on with your normal day, not “doing” anything differently.

Get started now (before this bonus offer ends).

You get to be supported in releasing blocks to living your authentic life and aligning with living a life you love, AND support a loved one too. I love you and I am inspired by your commitment to your growth in your life. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your journey too.

This post originally appeared in the October 2017 Inner Prosperity Newsletter. You can sign up for our newsletter and get these gems in your inbox as well as a free guided mediation on peace.

RitaLaughingSquare150About the author: Rita Henry, founder of Inner Prosperity in Des Moines, Iowa, is an intuitive counselor who has helped thousands of people live more joyful, authentic lives. Rita’s unique approach combines powerful energy work, Qigong, meditation, and breath-work to help clients heal the mind, body and spirit. Rita provides essential, unwavering support through individual sessions and a wide range of group-centered classes, workshops and retreats.

 

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