Last of June’s posts for the good peeps over at PsychicsForetell.
I decided to revisit my intention for the year. To live fully with integrity. To do this I must know my full truth and accept it. The wonderful, the terrible and the God awful, all of it.
To live with integrity is to live without worry about how I will be perceived by others because I know I am living my truth. When I live with integrity, words and deeds jive and I resonate with a universal vibe. In that way, I level up from worry and fear because I know my Truth and I’m cool with it.
As I sit with a heavy emotion, I find myself discovering a more subtle level of integrity. How do I integrate experiences of the deeper emotions? The feelings I do not want to know. How do I find integrity and wholeness with an emotion that feels like it is tearing me apart?
I’m finding as I sit with this grief the pain isn’t from me falling apart. It is the emotion carving out space in my heart. It is the emotion asking me to find a deeper truth in my soul to fill in that space. To find a new understanding of myself and this world and beyond it all. And my integrity is maintained as I let that new truth settle into my bones. It isn’t easy and it hurts. But I have lived this now and it has changed me. And I would be disrespecting myself if I tried to keep living with my old limited view.
In this space, it comes down to a choice. Do I choose fear and pretend I don’t have this deeper knowing? Or do I stay open to this excavation of my soul and allow it to dig deeper still?
It is hard to accept the darkness of life. But it is still life, isn’t it? I cannot separate the dark from the light and be whole. Not if it is true. So I accept it and allow it to season me how it will. And I keep hold of the love as I find my new stride. In this way I move through this space with my Truth intact. In this way, I move forward with integrity.
How have you integrated life’s deeper lessons? How do you find your Truth in the dark?