What’s Your Truth? by Susan A. Haid, Author/Producer, Lily’s Truth

by Susan A. Haid    

     The term “truth” is an ambiguous term, its meaning derived from some source other than our own. We believe in “the truth” as it is defined by others. We believe it, we buy off on it, and we live by it without ever considering whether or not we truly agree with it. This brand of truth is often couched in a framework that is offered within books, institutions, religions, colleges and so forth. But it is not our own. We claim it as our own truth, and we believe it belongs to everyone. The truth as we experience it through external sources has a way of seeping through our skin and melding into our hearts thus becoming our own. At least, we believe in it as our own highest truth for the time being.
     But let’s begin again. First, let’s re-educate ourselves about the real meaning of trust. Trust begins within ourselves you see. Trust begins with knowledge of self rather than knowledge that we derive from outside sources. Do we implicitly trust our own thoughts, ideas, feelings, and beliefs? Or do we disregard our inner wisdom instead turning to information that originates from somewhere else? Have we lost touch with our own inner navigational equipment because, as we search outside of ourselves for answers, we do not see any role models of people living from that place of exquisite trust of self and the grand knowledge that comes from within? Curiously, what do we think Jesus, Buddha and Krishna were doing to find enlightenment? Instead, we go on allowing ourselves to base our beliefs on old, conventional knowledge because this is what is acceptable, popular, and gosh, it sure is hard to be different.
     What are we afraid of by stepping into our own truth? Are we afraid of rejection? Ridicule? Condemnation? Yes. Yet, as we take that bold step into the great pool of wisdom that comes from within, a miraculous transformation happens. We find that when we make this connection to our inner resources, we are able to find a solution for almost anything we need. But you would have to experience this to believe it. I dare you to try.
     Can we trust that which comes from our own inner landscape? Can we acknowledge that there are resources within each one of us, the source of which stems far beyond our ego and our human mind. This is a stretch for some who deny that the possibility of this even exists. For some, this will be a challenge, yet I stress that it is the human ego that creates the blocks that resist this understanding. Within each one of us, there is a basic urge to find truth. We search outwardly for signs that we can trust our tools and resources that come from within. Yet, in our search, we find that the basic information is not there because we are referenced to sources “higher” than our own innate wisdom. The knowledge is not there in outer guides because this higher power is not “out there” rather it is “in you”. We wrestle with this idea because we have many long, hard centuries of conditioning behind us that has led us to believe we are not in control of our lives and our destiny.
     I see that the dark night is passing and it is the dawn of a new day. The change that I speak of is a day that we proclaim the wisdom, the knowledge, the impetus for change is right here, right now if we choose it because it comes from within ourselves.
     I hope to see the day when we are encouraged to trust God Within. The most divine and miraculous resources are right there inside of us if only we knew it and would trust it, and indeed, if we would even look there to begin with. Can we honor and trust this aspect of ourselves that wishes to come forth and stand in all its glory? Can we respect that part of us that is willing to step outside of old ideas and propose new concepts that direct our future in ways no one has seen or heard of? Can we be so bold to hear our own words come forth setting a new path and new ways for others so that they too can hear their own voices from within? We set the tone, and those who are in hearing range will hear our song. This new dawn is long overdue.
     The amazing truth is, as we do the work to cultivate trust of our inner world, false beliefs fall away. False beliefs fall away without judgment or fear. What gently steps into authority is understanding, compassion and the discovery of wisdom that is beyond compare. This kind of wisdom is infinite and ever-expansive. However, the only road to get there is the road within yourself.
     Now, the only question that remains is this, are you ready? I dare you to try.

     For more information about inner truth, or for more details about Susan A. Haid and Lily’s Truth, visit www.lilystruth.com for more exciting information. What’s Your Truth? Take the Journey…

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How to Empower Your Children by Susan A. Haid, Author/Producer, Lily’s Truth

 

Lily's Truth

Lily's Truth

by Susan A. Haid

 

So you want to be happy?  You should be happy.  You truly deserve to be happy.  In fact, you should be more than content.  You should be more than modestly gratified.  You should be and can be living an intoxicatingly, ecstatic existence.  In this world of tremendous challenge and confusion, you can be deliriously happy.  You can find your passionate life.  You, yes, you can find yourself swimming in a glorious, clear limpid pool of unlimited fulfillment.  And what’s best of all, when you learn to do it, your kids will learn to do it, and so on and so on.

 

            But before you dive in to that indulgent pool of supreme rapture, there are a few fundamental concepts to contemplate.  I am going to get you started with the first basic lesson I have to offer.  I will be brief and to the point, but the work, the real work, is then up to you.  You see, you may not understand where I am leading you just yet, but you are going on a journey.  Pack very lightly.  All you need is some time and a Kleenex or two.  Let’s be on our way…

 

            Now, don’t be put off by my first question.  I can assure you that after many years of experience, most people don’t know the authentic answer to this question; do you know who you are?  Do you really know what YOU think, what YOU believe, and most tellingly, what YOU feel?

 

            You see, you may think you do, and perhaps you do.  If so, you have accomplished an amazing feat in a world that constantly tells us who we should be, how we should look, how we should act and what we should be doing.  The pressure to live up to this artificial standard is aimed point blank at our hearts.  The bullets are delivered through a constant bombardment of external, unrealistic, unloving messages that shoot mercilessly and painfully from all directions at once.

 

            What ultimately happens, then, is that we lose touch with our most basic truth: ourselves.

 

            So ask yourself these simple questions as a contemplative exercise, “Who am I?  What do I think?  What do I believe?  What do I feel?”  As you do this, take a look at who you are expected to be by others.  What is the identity you have created for yourself that serves the needs, beliefs and ideas of others?  As you are delving within yourself, don’t be ashamed of what you might find.  You may laugh.  You may cry.  You may see that you have denied, covered-up, or buried the beautiful, original creature you truly are.  You have done it in love and service to others.  And this is an honorable thing.

 

            But the idea of self-sacrifice is an old and outdated one.  Now is the time to throw convention to the wind.  Now is the time to let go of all the beliefs you have about yourself and your world.  Now is the time to rise and shine.  And, there is only one path to follow; you must liberate the truth within yourself.  It will require strength.  It will require courage.  Above all, it will require self-knowledge.  It will catalyze the birth of your rightful self.  It is the single most empowering act you will ever accomplish.  There is no more denying you, the REAL you.  And as you are like a phoenix rising, remember also that this is the greatest gift you will ever give to yourself, your children and the world.

 

For more exciting information about conscious living and conscious parenting, or for more information about Susan A. Haid and Lily’s Truth, visit www.lilystruth.com.

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