A lesson in dishonesty and trusting my gut reaction….

It has been an interesting few weeks of lessons and self discovery. It is strange how when you use your mind to focus on things in a positive way your world begins to change in a positive way. That being said it sometimes produces negative results because those are the things that need to be eliminated in order to move forward. Over the course of my life I have trusted people deeply and over time I have experienced deep disappointment, humility and hurt by trusting so much. I am unsure why I am this way but I assume I want to see the good in others so badly that I sometimes fail to see the bad because I don’t want to believe it may exist.

We all, at times may create small white lie’s, but there is a big difference between a small one and a big one. A small one, even though we shouldn’t do it would never hurt anyone else. Perhaps you hold back telling what you ate while on a diet or you didn’t mention you were upset about something when you were. When you lie to someone for what ever reason you have to carry the consequences within yourself. If you get away with the lie you may feel good for a bit but you are still carrying the weight of that lie no matter what, when you get caught you not only carry the weight but the guilt. I believe even the best liars who seem to have no remorse are carrying some form of consequence because it is such a negative form of energy.

Recently I was lied to in a way that is inexcusable. The details are not important but the lesson I received from it is. There are times in all of us that we question someones word. I have found that my negative lifetime experiences have in some way resulted in a fear of trusting my own gut when something just isn’t right. My fear is “what if I am unfairly making a judgment based on my past experiences rather than on the situation at hand”. So many times that thought has over ruled the terrible feeling in my gut and most every time I have found later that the feeling was unfortunately correct. This recent experience had me feeling uncomfortable in my gut for days, I questioned every aspect of the situation, and my reasoning. I became so uncomfortable that I physically began feeling sick so I prayed for some sign to help ease my mind. At that point I didn’t care as much about the situation at hand but I needed some internal proof I was not loosing my mind because the feeling inside me was so uncomfortable it made my chest hurt and I felt sick to my stomach. As Dr. Wayne Dyer says…ask and you are given! Slowly but surely the signs came and by the time they were all in front of me I realized the person who was in question had become someone I did not know at all. The feeling was sickening, disappointing and hurtful. What I realized was that the feeling in my gut that made me feel sick was the true sign and for the first time in my life I took action on that feeling rather than allowing the situation to pass.

Unfortunately we never know fully if the people we surround ourselves with are being honest, we choose our friends, lovers and acquaintances based on common ground and from there get to decide where those relationships go based on our time spent with them. As human beings this is really the best we can do because it is not our job to judge or control others actions. Being honest with ourselves in the end is the best choice for deciding those we choose to have around us. Real honesty starts with trusting what we have inside of us. It is not just self love but it is allowing our mindless chatter to not overcome what our internal gut feeling is telling us. Sometimes it takes being quiet and listening to what comes up. If there is a bad feeling that won’t go away then chances are something is not right. If there is any uncomfort while with someone the best you can do is be patient, focus on why that feeling exist and share in a kind way what ever that discomfort is without passing judgement. Being open in that situation, asking the person at hand to be honest with out accusation or blame is where you start. Where it ends will be determined on how well you listen, what circumstances play out and how your confrontation makes that person feel. Asking for a little help from your higher power doesn’t hurt. In the end the situation may be painful but when we allow ourselves to be around dishonest people we allow ourself to be vulnerable to ongoing hurt. I believe that most people who are dishonest have a lot of drama in their lives because the energy it takes to continue down that path tends to leave a trail of bad emotions and sadness along the way. Leaving the situation is painful at first but when we surround ourselves with positive, honest people that is what we attract and we are happier as a result. Happiness does not lend itself to lies only to truth and there is no justification for a lie.

In the end I have to admit I am sure there will be times in my life I will have to experience disappointment in others truthfulness. I choose to forgive those who have hurt me in the past, to not allow anger to fill that disappointment and to move forward. I will not stop allowing my self to see the good in others but I will be more aware of what my gut is saying along the way. My goal in life it to be happy and this is just one more baby step to continuing on that path.

Thank you for reading, sending love….pass it on.

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