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How to Know Truth

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"How do I know the difference between the lies coming from my own mind and the truth coming from my higher self? How do I know, when I think I am receiving truth and but I'm actually just making it up?"

These questions come up all the time with my clients. They are important questions.

Knowing the difference between the truth that comes from our higher self from the lies of the ego wounded self is a learning process, a process of discernment. But it is actually easier than you think. It has to do with your feelings and your heart.

Our feelings come from two different places. There are wounded feelings and core feelings. We feel our wounded feelings when we are operating from false beliefs. Our feelings of anxiety, stress, depression, anger, irritation, annoyance, guilt, shame, emptiness and aloneness are the result of believing the lies of our wounded self. We can feel these feelings in many parts of our body -- our stomach, heart, throat, head, arms or legs. These painful feelings tell us that we are operating from lies.

Core feelings are totally different than wounded feelings. Core feelings are expansive rather than contracting. Whether we are feeling the painful core feelings that come from difficult life circumstances -- sadness, sorrow, loneliness, grief, heartbreak and helplessness over others -- or the wonderful feelings that come from being in truth -- happiness, peace, love, joy, bliss, delight, rapture, lightness of being -- our heart feels soft, full, open and expansive as opposed to empty, heavy, tight and constricted.

Our heart is a good indicator of whether we are operating from truth or from lies, and so is our body. Have you ever felt goose bumps or shivers, or felt the hair standup on your neck when hearing truth? This is a frequent way our body lets us know we are hearing truth.

Discernment comes when we are present to our feelings. If your heart is heavy, tight and constricted and you are unaware of it, you will not get the message that your heart is trying to give you. Truth opens the heart. Lies close it.

Our feelings are here to guide us, to let us know when we are operating from truth and when we are stuck in lies. The feelings of the heart are a very accurate guide.

When we are aware of feeling a tightness in our heart, along with a feeling of aloneness and emptiness in the heart, we know that we are in our ego wounded self. If we are not aware of our feelings, we do not know that we are actually receiving a message from our higher self through our heart. A tight, closed, empty heart is our higher self's way of letting us know that what we are thinking and believing is a lie, and that how we are behaving is not in our highest good. An open, full, loving heart is our higher self's way of letting us know that what we are thinking and how we are behaving is loving, right, and in our highest good.

When we tune out our feelings with our various addictions, we have no way of knowing the difference between lies and truth, between the beliefs that come from our own limited mind and the truth that comes directly from Spirit. When we immediately go to food, drugs, alcohol, busyness, TV, anger, withdrawal, compliance, resistance, or any other addictive process, we effectively close our heart and cut off our feelings, which cuts off our discernment of lies and truth.

"How do I know the difference between the lies coming from my own mind and the truth coming from my higher self? How do I know, when I think I am receiving truth and but I'm actually just making it up?"

Just tune into your feelings, and you will know!

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