Most of us have at least encountered moments of peace and even pure bliss in our life. Some of us feel peaceful most of the time. Others us of vacillate between feeling peaceful and being worried, stressed, and even fearful. While others of us can rarely access feeling peaceful – never mind feel blissful.
Whenever we experience life from a peaceful place, we are living connected to our soul – to our True Self. Connected to our soul, we are in touch with our emotional world.
Peaceful Honesty is a concept from my first book, Your Journey to Peace …,
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We are open, honest, and fearless. We are authentic. We have no need to hide our feelings, desires, dreams, hurts, pains, or fears. Nor do we feel the need to defend, react, or attack. We trust life, and the insights that come to us.
When we do not live connected to our soul, or cannot tap into feelings of peacefulness, we are living life at the beck and call of our mind. Any negative or hurtful experiences we are still holding onto, or any from our past we buried, influence our mind to work from a place of fear, suspiciousness, and protectionism.
Living mind and fear centered, we are disconnected from
Our true feelings – afraid to show – or even acknowledge our vulnerabilities.
Being mind-centered causes us to bring echoes of the past into present circumstances. These echoes of the past created stories in our mind about how life should be and how others should be towards us.
We then create expectations based on these stories that have nothing to do with what is happening in the present. We may be afraid to show our vulnerabilities, but they come out anyway in covert ways – by our reactions and behaviors.
We therefore navigate life from limited, superficial, dishonest place. However, once we acknowledge and look at the real cause of current anxieties, disappointments or angers, and clear away the cobwebs from our past that are causing these, we open the door to living in Peaceful Honesty.
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The term Peaceful Honesty came to me one morning about 10 years ago, as I awoke with an intensely peaceful feeling. It was as though every breath I took that morning went deep down into the core of my being. For years I had worked on acknowledging, accessing, and releasing much of my old, buried hurts and feelings.
By the time this feeling of Peaceful Honesty came upon me that morning, I had unraveled many layers that lay between me and my True Self, and the peace that was lying beneath them started to reveal itself. My True Self and the inner peace it held simply enveloped me that morning. The strong feeling stayed with me for days, and its essence is now with me whenever I look for it.
What precipitated this huge shift was that for a little over a month I had been doing the lessons of A Course in Miracles – a profound spiritual 365-day self-study aimed to undo the ego and its propensity to hold onto – and exaggerate any fear or negativity in our psyche.
I had fully embraced these lessons, as I understood, and had opened myself up to the purpose of the process: to look at and remove barriers to the love and peaceful feelings held within me at my core.
I felt the shifts within my being and the benefits quite quickly, and this allowed me to further acknowledge the misperceptions I had long-held about myself, others, my life experiences, and how life and others should be.
The fears these had created within me started to dissipate. My reactionary state improved. My neediness lessened. My propensity towards defensiveness diminished.
As we delve into and gradually release old, buried hurts, emotions,
and conflicts, we develop a stronger connection to our True Self.
We start to feel lighter – emotionally and physically.
As we start to clear away the cobwebs of the illusions our mind created and their related expectations of how life should be and how others should be around us, we make way for astonishing changes.
Most of us have lived half-lives, existing from the surface level, as what was below the surface seemed too frightening to look at.
There are many practices and programs that can help us unravel what is held in our mind that is negatively affecting us. On my journey to peace, I was guided to many, and finally to A Course in Miracles. All of our journeys to peace are, and will be, different.
Although we may have encountered moments of peace and even pure bliss, we often returned to our comfortable, superficial living. However, once we acknowledge, look at, and clear away the cobwebs of the past, we open the door to living in Peaceful Honesty daily.
Rosemary McCarthy© Jan 18th, 2021.
See here for my Blog Page – with various articles related to our personal, collective, and cosmic journeys to peace.
My writing all focuses on some aspect of “Our Journey to Peace,” and Book 2 in my new series, due out early 2021, focuses specifically on how to make those shifts. Lists and covers of my books below
See here for About Book 1 of my new series, “Why We Are the Way We Are” – and my website.
here for About my 1st book, Your Journey to Peace, Bridging the Gap Between Religion, Spirituality, Psychology, and Science.”
here for About Book 2, Overcoming Our Unconscious Influences, like Anger, Hurt Feelings, Frustrations, Control, Blaming Others for Our Unhappiness.– due out early 2021. (Sign up for my newsletter to stay updated on release here
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