Live in the Light of Day

I had a vision during my meditation time today: the word “LIES” had been tattooed to my forehead, and was in the process of being surgically removed. It really was not a pretty picture to have emblazoned upon the screen of my mind. As I thought about it some more though, I realized that it was actually a pretty apt metaphor.

Lies become such a permanent part of our lives, when we undertake them. They are like some sort of organism that keeps expanding and growing, until they almost seem to have a life of their own. If you live with lies for a long time, they seem impossible to overcome, or extricate yourself from. To do so would mean that you would have to literally change EVERYTHING in your life.

Ultimately though, that is for the best. A lie, just like anything else that is negative or part of the darkness, is a device that forces your heart to shut down. You cannot tell a lie and keep your heart open … you can only become a good enough actor or actress so that others can’t tell that you have closed your heart when you tell it. Just because nobody else can tell that you’re lying, doesn’t mean that your heart is open.

For a while, there have been old structures that keep clanging heads with the spiritual transformation that has become the phenomenon of my life. I tried to ignore them, or even preserve them, for quite a while … simply because to see them shatter would mean a good deal of pain for people I love, as well as pain for myself. Ultimately though, I have had to face the proverbial music … to live two very different lives is too much for anyone to perpetuate. Eventually one has to choose … either to go back to the way you were, or to bring the outer world into alignment with your inner world.

That’s why the vision I had is such an appropriate portrait for this … it IS painful, but it is so very necessary if you are to have an open heart … a deep, and profound connection to your Creator. Living with lies is no different than living with bitterness, or anger, or an unforgiving mentality … they all are a part of the darkness that spiritually blinds us. The only way to be free is to expose them to the Light … sometimes you simply have to face the consequences in order to live in the Light of Day.

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Going through some old posts and finding hidden gems to learn from all over again :-).

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This post was the result of meditating on my prior post, “Governance of a Warrior“.

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Religion4All is an idea: that every human being (no matter their race, religion, sexuality, social status, lifestyle, or any other possible factor) is LOVED by God; just … as … they are.

We all are loved by God, and NO religion or person has a monopoly on it. Every single person on this planet is loved equally by God … SO many are cut off from God because they are told they don’t belong. God loves everyone … we ALL are beautiful creations … we don’t need to cringe when we hear the words “God”, or “religion”, or their judgments … God LOVES us all!

There is no requirement to change in order to be LOVED by God, or to LOVE God. God is LOVE, and LOVE is God … period. There is no one who God loves more than anyone else … there are only those who choose to LOVE more … to love God more, and consequently then to love each other more. In doing so, we grow closer to God … and know God.

By opening our hearts, and minds to God (free of boundaries like religion, or social trends); by LOVING God … we are exactly where we are meant to be. If we maintain that openness, never allowing any person or event to make us close our hearts, we will be guided by God to be who we are meant to be.

In that space of openness we can then live a life of LOVE, and be guided to where we are meant to be … forever in LOVE.

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