the beauty of honesty

leave it to eartha kitt to demonstrate this


We lie to ourselves a lot. We lie so much that we forget the lie. We begin to think it’s our reality yet it is actually all an illusion. Perhaps, one could argue this disposition because it is the essence of our creation. However, there is a solution to this problem and that is honesty in all its loving brutality.

There are many places you can start with this exploration of unfiltered truth. You could begin with the parts that make you uncomfortable, the parts of you that you’ve chosen to hide in front of family, friends and mates, the parts of you that you’ve hidden from yourself over time. You could begin with the messages that have been played over and over again in the background taking control of your subconscious mind and pushing you towards the same actions and reactions over and over again. You could begin with facing the conditioning that took place since your childhood, and seeing if your adult higher self really agreed with these societal conditions. You could also begin by admitting to yourself that you are a mess, a beautiful mess.

Please know that this undertaking will involve tears, pain and hurt. It will also involve finding compassion, humbling self and creating the foundation of unconditional love. When one knows self really well and is completely honest with self, then that self can learn to heal the parts that are torn and accept the rest that will stay as scars. The self will be able to present his or herself to others with honesty and the self will be able to accept others for who they really are without judgment because they will recognize wholeheartedly that no one is perfect but every one is perfection in the Source’s eyes.

During this process, please do not forget the love. This is not a moment where you beat yourself up to a bloody pulp and leave yourself there to rot. This is a moment you have a gaping open wound, which you may be able to heal quickly, and save your life or take the plunge and die, allowing a rebirth to come to pass soon after. Either way, a beautiful awakening will break through the illusion.

One woman who illustrates the true beauty of honesty is the iconic singer, actress Eartha Kitt. In an interview with Terry Wogan, she revealed her truth in a way that is rare on television, especially nowadays. She shared her story with complete openness, allowing others to empathize and relate to her struggle and pain and for that, along with many other things, I salute her!

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