Selacia Council of 12 Message for Feb. 2008: Part III - Finding Your Own Truth
A controversial prophetic posting on the Internet may have all of your friends chattering and postulating about the planet's future. Perhaps this posting refers to very specific dates or places involved in a catastrophe. The way it is presented, mentioning other prophecies and well known sages, it may have an air of credibility. Do you find yourself caught up in the buzz, however, without deeply questioning what elements of the posting are really true? Do you allow your emotions to take center stage, momentarily forgetting to tune into your intuitively guided reason?
Also, when a teacher you trust begins to take a fear-based approach, do you question it? Are you skilled enough to even notice when this happens?
When you read a "spiritual" website or go to a "spiritual" event, do you assume that all of the information presented will be valid?
While it is not helpful to become jaded and doubt everyone and everything, you will need to develop discernment if you are to progress spiritually. Remember that you are a student of life, yet you are also a teacher yourself. In order for you to teach others in a sane way, you must have discernment and the ability to tell fact from fiction.
The following are some guidelines for recognizing truth.
- If something is true, it does not generate fear or create harm. Truth exists outside of linear time, yet you access it in present time.
- When someone insists that only their religion or philosophy is right, they are not presenting truth but energies of exclusion and control.
- If something of supposed merit appears false when you first hear it, or you are unsure of whether to trust it, be open to the possibility that the idea could be partly or wholly true.
- With information that appears to be at least partially true, inquire within yourself to discover what aspect is true so
you do not unconsciously digest the whole package as true.
- When someone shares a truth of what has helped them personally, be willing to hear their sharing without judgment, allowing your own inner wisdom and life experience to show you if and how it applies to you. Be careful of taking in anyone else's truth as your own without first investigating it fully.
- When you are evaluating something to determine its truth, remember to step back enough to see the big picture. Do you know any of the back story of the truth? Do you understand the implications of the truth, both big and small?
- Learn to ask questions that delve deeper. Example-when you have a feeling that something is true, do not be hasty in jumping to conclusions. Inquire within yourself to find out what part of you believes this (e.g. belief systems you consciously choose to hold or programming you inherited from your early conditioning or ancestral lineage). Ask what personal life experiences validate the truth. Recall where or from whom you first heard the truth. Inquire to know whether the truth is unwavering, or whether it is influenced by dogma or something false. Ask why you believe it is true. Then ask what is at stake for you, as a being, if it is not true. What are you afraid to see? Finally, ask what other truths you have unknowingly attached to this truth.
When Truth is Highly Desired Yet Elusive
For most people, truth is highly desired yet very elusive. One factor in this unsatisfactory experience is that people tend to relate to life on a superficial level. Self-examination, when undertaken, is often short-lived and does not go deep enough for complete understanding.
Imagine that you are sailing in the ocean on a clear yet slightly windy day. There is enough wind to power your boat forward, and the seas are calm enough so that you can see several feet down into the water. You may have been told by your friend that certain waters are excellent places to catch fish, so you travel there in your boat. You cast your fishing line into the sea and wait for nibbles. Nothing happens.
After about an hour, with perspiration on your brow from the midday sun, you tire of remaining there, doubting that you have the coordinates correct. Your friend just last week caught lots of fish right here! You wonder why you are having so much difficulty. You question whether you have made a mistake. You decide that your friend must have been right, and that you will just stay in that spot for one more hour. The fish must come by then, you reason.
The second hour passes, and there still are no fish on your hook. You begin to question why you listened to your friend. You remember other times you acted on your trusted friend's advice-sometimes it turned out well for you and other times he was off base and led you into a dead end.
In that moment of remembering, you decide to become still and go inside yourself for some inner guidance. When you quiet your mind, your inner voice begins speaking to you. The messages come very quietly, yet they are there.
You are reminded of the importance of getting your own answers, and of approaching fishing in your own unique way. You now remember that your friend can describe to you his "wins" with fishing and where he found them, yet you will need to fish in your own way. Your approach, if it is to succeed, must include your intuition and a consistent method of inquiry. You must look deeply enough to find your answers.
When you arrive at your chosen fishing spot, for example, the waters underneath you have been in constant motion since you selected the location. Fish and their predators have been swimming and perhaps shifting their feeding sites. You cannot see them from your boat, for they swim deeper in the water, out of view.
Perhaps on the day of your fishing trip they are 300 yards away from where your friend saw them. There is no way you could have known that when you investigated only from a superficial level. You did not inquire deeply enough to discover that the fish were out of reach.
In the moment of seeing this truth from your own inner knowing, you decide that your fishing journey has been well spent. You realize that you have learned an important lesson.
You Alone Can Determine What is True
Remember that you alone can determine what is true for you. Others can point to it, but only you can discover it. You can find it by being willing to live beyond superficial levels, and through consistent questioning of your reality.
When something is really true for you, it will resonate with your inner being. The connection will feel so strong that you just know it is correct. It is not easy to be that confident. Knowing your own truth like this involves a high level of awareness and development of keen discernment. That takes time and a learned expertise of being able to sort through the fiction, camouflage and illusions to get to the truth.
You can do this through a process of spiritual awakening. This process, for all of humanity now undertaking it, has been accelerated exponentially in these pivotal times. If you sincerely and consistently apply yourself and are willing to do the inner work, the rewards are beyond measure. From doing the inner work, you can become more and more real. As you become more genuine-peeling away the layers of your inauthentic self-you will naturally be able to access more of your true authentic nature.
You have the potential in your human incarnations to evolve your consciousness to a state in which all of the senses-including intuition-are wholly utilized to discern truth. When you have learned to use all of your senses in tandem with your reason and practical experience, you will have stepped fully into the light. This light will shine down on you, be fully present within you, and emanate out from you in all directions.
As you continue the journey of rediscovering your Divine nature, we surround you with our love and blessings. We are The Council of 12.
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