Truth is Personal
“Ancient Soul for the Modern Heart and Mind.”
Spiritual Truth Has To Be Personal And Evolving.
“As you change your beliefs—so you shift through realities. As you shift through realities—so the expression of all truth shifts.”
spiritual truth has to be subjective and personal.
The main reason that scientifically minded people have such issues with spirituality is because they like to think in absolute and literal ways. They want spirituality to be a study course through which they accumulate knowledge. And then through that mental learning, it is hoped that some kind of spiritual revelation or break-through will occur. But…
You cannot meet spirituality (your spirit) through literal and linear ideas.
This is the realization that what we call spiritual cannot be defined in scientific terms because it is not absolute. But, just because something is not absolute does not mean it is not real; it just means we can’t pin it down through our language and claim to have conquered or mastered it.
What is it to not be absolute?
To say spiritual truth cannot be understood in absolute terms is to say it can only be defined in personal terms—meaning, spiritual truth is personal and subjective. This is not saying that consciousness is too complicated with too many variables to be understood scientifically; it is saying that spiritual truth is personal by its very nature.
This subject is particularly fascinating at this time of real news versus fake news. This debate is currently highlighting how some people purposefully choose to write news stories they know to be lies, but as we start to explore how to deal with purposeful fake news, the problem of opposing perspective news (that is just a different viewpoint on the situation) becomes clear.
For any complex debate within society, there will always be opposing news stories—even when they are all factually correct. Our minds have become conditioned to believe there must be “a right” choice. Because of this belief that there must be a best / superior answer, we are not acknowledging that in many debates, if you choose one side, then you are going to step on the rights and feelings of the opposing side.
It is time to stop believing ideal solutions exist because this righteous belief stops us seeing the potential to meet, co-operate, and change. Only when both sides of any debate let go of the righteousness of their perceptive does the debate have any chance of resolving in a meaningful way.
The infinite perspective On spiritual truth.
As you change your beliefs, so you shift through realities. As you shift through realities, so the expression of all truth shifts. In this, remain conscious that truth can only ever be personal and is constantly changing. To find the courage to face the reality that truth is not constant, is to discover the power to change your reality as it is, to constantly allow the breaking down and reinvention of your own definition.
Hold no belief rigidly and it will evolve with you and serve you well. Your allowance for your beliefs to change is the allowance of your own evolution. You evolve as your beliefs do, and it is you that evolves your beliefs. Through an openness of being, lessen your resistance to life and allow it to flow. Through rigidity, you only fight yourself.
It is not wrong to battle yourself if there is something within that experience you desire—all means of self-discovery are valid. However, if you are to engage in a battle, do this from the knowing that the choice to battle is made in freedom. This is to be a conscious creator rather than someone who is simply reacting to their circumstances. Learn to speak your truth clearly and without reservation, but realize that the beliefs you speak of today may contradict the beliefs you spoke of yesterday. Embrace such shifts and paradoxes as this is to embrace change within yourself.
Do not allow yourself to be limited by a need for consistency. To embrace inconsistency is to embrace impermanence.
know that if others reject you for changing your beliefs, then they were simply at a point of choosing to move in a different direction for their own personal reasons. To attempt to be consistent is to limit both change of yourself and the natural development of your personal truth. Realize that changing how you experience the message of yourself is as inevitable as your own evolution.
ELABORATION: Because we are each the choice of eternal-consciousness to experience human form, the experience of yourself is the clearest communication of what your intention was for this life. Therefore the experience of every self is a message to that self. This is the message of yourself. evolution does not mean to become better than you were; it means to remember more of what you already are. When you change—rejoice!
Do not be afraid to demonstrate the evolution of your own understanding of truth. It is the path of every self to contradict themselves. When you do, revel in it. This is to allow the knowing of yourself as a state of change. And that is the realization that your freedom is eternal and your potential is infinite. We are each in a constant state of evolution through the integration of our experience. It is not possible to stop evolving because it is not possible to stop experiencing.
We Are “spirit” evolving.
many spiritual teachings state that “God” is perfect / ideal / the ultimate and is therefore not evolving. This misunderstanding lies at the root of our belief that there is an ideal form to aspire to.
The belief in an ideal form is one of the greatest misdirections present in religion because of how it prevents people from recognizing their spirit because they expect it to be nothing like their “fallen” self.
Our spirit—that exists outside of linear-time—does not evolve in the same outward way that we do while embodied. However, it is not that eternal-consciousness is not evolving. This is because our embodied self is our spirit in human form. Therefore…
Our personal experience of evolution is our spirit’s experience of evolution.
The choice of your spirit to birth as you, is the choice of eternal-consciousness to experience evolution. Those that teach that freedom comes from not seeking to become are pointing towards the timelessness and potential of spirit. However, they equally represent a denial of the choice of our spirit to be mortal, limited, and exist within linear-time. Like most polarized, dualistic, spiritual teachings, this is to have idealized our spirit and demonized our human self—even though they are two faces of the same coin.
ELABORATION: Your embodied self is far more perceptually limited (focused) than your spirit, but this does not make your humanity inferior. You may experience yourself as finite in this moment, but you are infinite and eternal consciousness. Therefore, for your finiteness to express your infinite nature through the rigidity of linear-time, the self (and indeed “truth”) must be expressed as a state of change—rather than as fixed or absolute. This is how the infinite fits within the finite.
The need for absolute truth and consistent behavior is, at its heart, rooted in the fear of change. Through the realization that there is no absolute truth, and through the allowance of truth to be relative (rather than rigid and consistent), see the power of allowing yourself to be fluid and changing.
Although there is nothing wrong in enjoying consistency, understand that if that enjoyment begins to turn into an attachment to things not changing then you are limiting yourself. Become conscious of your resistance to change. This is a powerful lens through which you can identify, face, and transform your fears.
“I choose to continually evolve and transform my personal concept of truth and, thereby, my experience-of-self.”
truth is an emotional sensation of value connected to a perception of ‘knowing what is’. The experience of what truths are valuable is heightened when they are connected to experiences of positive transformation such as self-healing.
everything expresses qualities of both truth and untruth. All beliefs—no matter how negative or positive—contain value. For example, even though separation is an illusion created through the use of unconsciousness, this does not mean its expression does not contain truth. For example, if a person tells you a lie about themselves, that lie is not redundant information with no value. The lie contains truth about how they would like to be perceived.
Truth is Personal
Just as the only complete answer you hold is your own, the fulfillment of your intention for this life is also yours alone. This is to realize that—even though your being represents a powerful answer—you are not here to be anyone else’s solution (as that is a state of dependency). Other people will certainly benefit from hearing your wisdom, however, understand that the focus of your beliefs is the answer to a question that is uniquely your own.
In sharing your personal answers you will be a stepping stone for others to discover their own truth, but you can never complete another person’s journey for them (as no one can arrive at their own personal resolution if they only follow you).
To share your path is to be a great aid to others. Feel and express your beliefs in all their glory. Share your personal path and answers freely, with the knowing that life is infinite and bountiful and there is enough for everyone to create the dream within their heart. Share your truth without attachment to how others will receive it. Share because your heart feels joy in sharing. Share without the need for validation and you will discover the deepest validation inside yourself.
know that anyone who purports to possess “the one and only truth” is not standing in their own power. Instead they are caught in a struggle for external validation through an attachment to other people believing them (in order to feel safe to believe it themselves). They fear being alone in their beliefs and, in their drama, may believe it is imperative for others to follow them in order to save humanity from itself or avert a disaster. respect and love these people—as to resist them is to further entrench their beliefs—but do not buy into their drama unless their experience of reality is one you wish to experience for yourself.
feel and believe in your own evolving truth. Do not be reliant on others believing as you do in order to fully live in the way you feel to. Know you are capable of feeling something so strongly that you would be willing to walk your path alone in order to explore that feeling. Be clear in your personal truth and do not be afraid to share it freely. You birthed into this world to feel and express All-That-You-Are.
Truth Is Evolving
“I choose to continually evolve and transform my personal concept of truth, and thereby my experience of self and reality.”
spiritual truth is personal, subjective, and constantly changing. As you change your beliefs, so you shift through realities—as you shift through realities, so the expression of all truth shifts. To open yourself to the realization that truth is not constant is to discover the power to change your reality (as it is to allow the continual breaking down and reinvention of your self-definition). In this state you are not only open to change, you joyfully welcome it.
Your allowance of your beliefs to change is the allowance of your own evolution. You evolve as your beliefs do and it is you that evolves your beliefs. Hold no belief rigidly and your beliefs will move and evolve with you—allowing you to adapt to changing circumstances. Drop your resistance to life by being open to all possibilities. This allows your experience to flow.
Through rigidity you only fight yourself. It can be exciting to battle with your reflection by resisting your own experience, but, if you are to engage in battle, do so with awareness of your action as a creative choice. This is to be a conscious creator of your experience—rather than someone who is unconsciously reacting to it.
speak your truth clearly and without reservation, even if the beliefs you speak of today contradict what you said yesterday. Embrace such shifts in your personal truth as this is to fully embrace the potential for change within yourself. Do not allow yourself to be limited by a need to be consistent. Allow the impermanence of life to exist within your experience of self. Explore the freedom of changing your mind and know that if people reject you for changing your beliefs, then they were simply at a point of wanting to move in a different direction.
When you change, rejoice! To try and be consistent is to limit your ability to change and stifles the unfolding of your personal truth. We are each in a constant state of evolution through the integration of our experience. You cannot stop evolving because you cannot stop experiencing. While it is true that to integrate with your spirit is to remember what you already are, every moment of our spiritual journey evolves and directs our collective experience of being human.
The Fluidity of Truth
While human you are in a constant state of evolution through the integration of your experience. Your spirit does not evolve in the same outward way that you do in human form because it exists outside of the definition of time and space. However, it is not that your spirit is not evolving; this is because we are our spirit in human form; therefore our personal—“human”—experience of evolution is one face of our spirit’s evolution.
The choice to embody as you is the choice of eternal-consciousness to experience a self that changes over time (which we call evolution). This is similar to saying that even though our spirit is immortal—meaning it does not experience itself as mortal—the experience of mortality is available to it through us. You are your spirit experiencing limitation, the finite, and evolution—you are your spirit’s experience of mortality.
Compared to the breadth of awareness of our spirit, the human self is extremely limited in how it perceives; this does not make it inferior. Although much of our experience is expressed through limitation, we are infinite. For our finiteness to express our infinite nature, the human self—including our personal truth—is expressed as a state of change over time—rather than as fixed or absolute. This is one way in which our infinite spirit can be expressed through our finite form.
It has been said that “all suffering comes from seeking to become”. The state of “not becoming” points us to the frictionless, timeless, unchanging nature of our spirit. To idealize this state over our human self is a denial of our spirit’s choice to be human and exist within the change of linear-time—the experience of evolution. Our spirit and human self are not that different. It is only their perceptual focus which creates the illusion of separation between them.
one effect of realizing that truth is subjective—rather than fixed—is that you will become more fluid and changing as a person. This release of rigidity—which is a need for consistency—comes through no longer fearing things changing. Although there is nothing wrong in enjoying consistency, recognize how you may be limiting yourself when that enjoyment becomes an attachment to things not changing.
Truth Is Subjective
Why universal, transcendent truth is an illusion of individuality.
There is no such thing as truth beyond the understanding of truth as the self-defining idea of itself. Even those who have seen through the illusion of an objective world still tend to hold on to the idea of an absolute, ultimate truth—an objectified level of realization that is believed to transcend all other knowing.
This idea of “The truth” is a concept that at one time served us in our exploration of individuality but has now come to limit our idea of self through the following of homogenized ideals rather than being guided by the feeling in our heart.
In our spiritual journey we often come to call ourselves “truth seekers”, and indeed we are. However, it is important to realize that the truth we seek is purely our own. We seek the states of being that completely resonate with our heart. This does not however make these states “The truth”—at most, they can be said to be our truth in the moment.
truth is not some Holy Grail; your personal truth is no more valid or “right” than anyone else’s. If you wish to think in such terms, then realize that the Holy Grail is being All-That-You-Are, which is to know yourself as being both free and the creator of your experience.
To believe in “The truth” is to believe there is an absolute or fixed level of definition that is transcendent in how it is always found to be true / correct / right / accurate / clear. However, because consciousness—rather than physicality—is the basis of reality, this means that what we call “truth” is actually a human, mental construct that changes depending on the state of consciousness through which you are perceiving it.
The feeling of something “being true” is powerful, and to say there is no absolute truth does not mean that nothing is true; it is to understand that all feelings of truth are personal and of the moment (meaning that though something may feel true for you now does not mean it will continue to be true in the future).
The point where people step out of their power is when they believe their personal truth is transcendent and universal (absolute) such that they believe anyone who does not agree with them is wrong. The idea of them “being wrong” can then evolve into meaning they are “less than”, which in turn starts the idea of converting, intimidating, shaming, coercing, pressuring, or preaching at others into believing as you do—“for their own good”.
To not be sucked into this kind of “I am right, and you are wrong” thinking is to be willing to stand alone in your feeling of your truth because you understand it to be personal. In this, you may even want to stop using the word truth because of how it is usually taken to mean “the truth” and instead use a word like resonance—“this is something I resonate with”.
To understand what this means is to see that truth—like freedom—is not a state of ideas; truth is a state of being. Ideas are not “being”. An idea can be a tool for freedom, but it is not freedom in itself.
ideas can be an incredible catalyst for people to enter freer states of being—but the ideas, in and of themselves, do not make this happen. So, share your personal truth freely, joyfully, and with love (which is without attachment to how it is received)—but understand that these ideas alone will not free people (although people can use them to free themselves).
ELABORATION: All definitions exist in relation to each other. Through this, you will realize ALL definitions contain powerful truths when viewed from certain perspectives, as well as falsehoods or inaccuracies when viewed from others. The entrenched concept of “The truth” (which allows for powerful emotions such as righteousness and judgment) is therefore something that can only exist through the denial of that which opposes it.
As powerful as believing you have discovered “The truth” can make you feel, the potency of that feeling arises from a liberation you experience when adopting it. This, however, carries with it the limited notion that there is an evolutionary end destination at which you can arrive. This is unimaginable to the eternal-consciousness—that we are each an expression of—as it knows there is no end to experience.
Do not objectify and worship truth.
love truth as you love yourself—as an ever-changing, ever-evolving, beauteous expression of consciousness.
There is no such thing as truth beyond the understanding of truth as the self-defining idea of itself. Even those who have seen through the illusion of an objective world still tend to hold on to the idea of an ultimate truth—an objectified level of realization that is believed to transcend all other knowing. This idea of “The truth” is a concept that at one time served us in our exploration of individuality but it has now come to limit our idea of what we can be through the following of homogenized ideals—rather than the guidance of our feelings.
In our spiritual journey we often call ourselves “truth seekers”—and indeed we are—however, it is important to realize that the truth we seek is purely our own (because we each possess a unique pattern of resonance). What we once may have considered “The truth” is only ever our personal truth in the moment.
truth is not some Holy Grail and your version of the truth is no more valid or right than anyone else’s. If you wish to think in such terms, then call the Holy Grail “fearlessly allowing yourself to be all that you feel to be”. This is to know you are free and the creator of your experience.
truth, like freedom, is not a state of ideas—it is a state of being. An idea can be a tool for freedom, but it is not freedom in and of itself. Ideas alone do not free people—people choosing to live in freedom frees people. Ideas can be a powerful catalyst for entering freer states of being, but they do not create freedom, they only ever point at the choice for it.
share your personal truth freely and with love, but understand that your ideas alone will not free people (even though they may use them to free themselves). In seeing this distinction, a spiritual truth-seeker is freed from the search for an ultimate, idealized truth. This cannot exist as it would invalidate the freedom of our will to creatively perceive as we choose.
To cease to seek “The truth” is to discover what you are looking for—the realization that truth is what you make it. This is the knowing that your human experience arises through your choice of belief.
Do not objectify or worship truth. You are more than your truth—you are a state of being. Realize that truth is no more and no less than what you decide it to be and that our choices are only ever in the moment and for that moment. Love truth as you love yourself—as an ever-evolving, beauteous expression of eternal-consciousness.
Our embodied ability to be unconscious and forget creates our experience of true and false. To believe in “The truth” is to believe in an ultimate, transcendent state of definition that is always found to be correct. But consciousness—not definition—is the basis of reality. What we call “truth” is a human construct that—from the perspective of our spirit—is only understood in relation to other definitions of truth.
When we believe “I have discovered THE truth!” we feel powerful and in control. The potency of this feeling arises from the personal liberation we experience when self-identifying with our sense of truth. However, this carries the limited notion that there is an evolutionary end-destination. This idea is unimaginable to our spirit as—being eternal—it knows there is no end to experience (as there are an infinite number of potential experiences of realizing “The truth”).
The entrenched concept of “The truth” (which allows for powerful emotions such as righteousness and judgment) is something that can only exist through the denial of—or resistance to—that which opposes it. Only from within the polarization of our individuality is there the potential of perceiving something as being false (or without value).
“NOT true” is meaningless to our spirit because—in being infinitely free—it is free to experience any statement as truth. Therefore, to call something “false” is only to state—from your embodied perspective—how you personally want to perceive it.
For example, you can state that you are mortal—and call it a statement of self-evident truth—but your spirit knows your potential to live within the embodied state for as long as it likes. It therefore sees your statement of “I am mortal” not as the truth (or ‘not truth’) of how reality eternally is, but as your personal choice of perspective in the moment (with there being no concept of true or false about it).
All definitions exist in relation to each other because statements of truth are only ever personal and of the moment—meaning they are impermanent and subjective (because they are experienced through individuality). Your perception of definition changes in relation to your own ever-evolving self-definition as well as in relation to your consciousness (versus unconsciousness) of ALL possible definitions.