Most of my life, I never question what my mind tells me. I like this, I don’t like that, this person is okay and that one’s an asshole. I never questioned the authority of self… the mind that tells me what’s what. What I find is that when I do question “my truth” I open up to a much larger truth.
I use my eyesight to navigate in the world and my perception is always accurate, to me. You might say it’s my ‘truth’. But that doesn’t make it “the” truth, it’s just my truth based on my life experiences. My perception of what “the” truth is, is often distorted by some of my experiences. We each have our own perceptions based on our experiences. But, you have to admit, our perception is sometimes distorted. Our distorted perception has put scales in front of our eyes. So let’s call our perception the ‘distorted truth’.
Underneath the distorted truth is apparent truth? Apparent truth is what is apparently so. Let’s say it’s 80 degrees outside. That may be hot for some, nice for others, comfortable, uncomfortable, whatever but the apparent truth, it’s 80 degrees. My eyesight, my opinion, or my distorted truth, has no effect on apparent truth, it’s just what it is, 80 degrees. When I let go of the consciousness of what my distorted truth is telling me, I rise to what is apparently true and, I come closer to “the” truth.
With Awareness …that there just might be something more than apparent truth …and the willingness to Pause …and let go of what seems apparent, I can let go of my worldly perception… (more scales from my eyes)… and begin to look from a new perspective …insight …Inner sight! Instead of use my eyes with all their scales, I can Ask for a new perception, a new vision of what the truth is. And I shall Receive.
Why? Because, deep down in every man, woman, and child is the fundamental idea of God… in the end, it is only there that it can be found. When I ask that part of me for the new perception …what I then receive …doesn’t come from my mind …or the world’s view …it comes from the core of my being… God. Creation itself. And It’s always brand new… so it rarely seems like the right answer to me …because it didn’t come from my mind.
The question is not, will I receive. The question is always, will I Trust enough to take action on what I receive, in spite of my eyesight and what seems apparent?
Do I ever misinterpret the messages I receive? Absolutely, but this is a method I have found that really works! Even when I make mistakes, it builds my relationship with my creator. Not a theoretical or intellectual one …an actual living …day-to-day …personal relationship that grows stronger each day. And as the scales fall away, I begin to remember …who …I am. And then I remember who you are …we are no longer separate or apart from …we are a part of the whole. I find the word ‘holy’ a very interesting word. My definition is: The conscious recognition that we are equal parts of the one whole. We are One.
So anytime you don’t like how you’re feeling, try … Taking it A.P.A.R.T. … so it can come together!
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