After looking at some of the past few blogs i’ve written, I feel like i’m on a sort of a streak of sharing my perspective about some of the teachings in the spiritual communities. An objective view, for sure… I haven’t seen many people speaking like I am, save for the people I live with. Maybe we’re just crazy, I’m open to that possibility 😛
Speaking of spiritual teachings, here’s one that always drives me bonkers!! “Find out what your own personal truth is for you!” Aghh, that one always drives me bonkers.
Truth is Truth. It’s True regardless of if you want it to be or not. I think Ghandi said it best here…
“Even if you’re a minority of One… Truth is Truth.”
There is no “Subjective Truth”, there is no “I can believe whatever feels right for me.” Doing that gets you into heaps of trouble.
What I mean is, if you’re jealous of somebody, and you lie to yourself and say that you’re NOT jealous, that doesn’t mean you’re genuinely not. It means you are, and you’re lying about it. That’s what true, even if you can’t see it.
This poses a problem for most people, because if someone see’s the reflection “I could be Jealous (or anything else)”, it is immediately met with a program that says “NONONO!! That’s not true, It’s THEM who have the problem, NOT ME!”
If you’re genuinely interested in opening to Spirit and rewriting these programs, you have to be able to ask “Is that really true?” and find out for sure. If it is, that’s okay! The awareness of it is the first step to rewriting it. Once you’ve identified it, the rest is easy!
What I thought of just now in reflection of that line “Find your own Truth”, could apply to something like the Human History Movie. It’s absolutely crazy, but we don’t know if it’s True or Not, so you can decide for yourself if you want to believe in it.
And yet, if we can all acknowledge that the real Truth of the matter is “I don’t know”, then we can all believe what we want about it, play with all kinds of stories, and still share the same fundamental Truth that in all actuality, we don’t know, and that’s okay. 🙂
To bring this one around to the title, I think if you’re finding a lot of teachings or ideas that seem completely “contradictory by nature”, it simply means that there’s more to see about it, more to learn… to bring it all into Unity.
If the message you see and feel and share is succinct, clear, and whole, then it won’t be contradictory. It will all match itself perfectly. It will align with itself and everyone else, and it will make a beautiful flower that All will gather around.
Because what is a contradiction?
Modern Definition: A Combination of statements, ideas, or features of a situation that are opposed to one another.
It’s when two things are in Opposition with each other. They are not in balance, nor alignment with each other. They don’t recognize the inherent Unity behind each one, and so they must fight each other to no end.
And as we all know, fighting simply leads to more fighting.
The only way to win a war, is to not have one in the first place.
We are One. Let’s learn to act like it.