- Published: 01 June 2017 01 June 2017
Question: Do you speak your truth? Are you honest with others about how you're feeling? I try to be honest and forthcoming especially around how I am feeling, but I will admit that it is not always easy. It can be hard to be truthful. But when you're not, you actually squelch your energy, allow toxicity into your relationships, and resentment builds. It's beginning to feel very heavy, isn't it?
If you are looking to speak your truth more consistently, there are some steps that you might want to take. The first thing you want to do before you start speaking your truth is to do an energetic clean-up. If your energy is not clean, others can feel judged so you want to be sure you are coming from a clean, clear energetic place. Most instances where you question whether or not to speak truthfully, something within you has been triggered or activated. You want to question this. You want to ask yourself what has been triggered and why? Once you have your answer you want to do whatever you need to do to clear that energy. Perhaps forgiveness is required. Maybe sending loving energy out is what is needed. Praying or connecting with your Inner Goddess for guidance could be the next best step. You want to be sure your energy is clear before you speak truthfully because if it isn't, your truth won't be heard.
Now that your energy is clean and clear, you want to be sure when you speak your truth that you are doing so from a place of love. When you come from love, you will be heard. When you come from love, your conversation – your truth – is a healing conversation. When you speak your truth – from a place of love – you are practicing self-care. You are owning your voice, honoring your needs, protecting yourself, and holding true to your values no matter what. Boundaries become clear around your relationships. You are taking a stand for YOU!
I'm not going to sugar coat this: People may not always like what you have to say. Sometimes, speaking your truth may hurt someone's feelings – even when that is not your intention. You are not responsible for how someone else receives your truth. They have their own energetic filters that may be in place. However, you can trust that when you are sharing from a place of love, you will be heard and your loving presence will allow that truth to come through authentically.
Once you have spoken your truth, you want to give the other person the opportunity to speak theirs. Hold the space for that. There are always two sides to every story. While the other speaks, listen with love. Speaking and listening from the place of love allows space for truth to unfold. Know that the truth will set you free. We all crave freedom – freedom from resentment, freedom from fear, freedom to fly. Speaking your truth with love is what will set you free.
Call to Action
My mentor's request is to take these 3 steps when you are feeling pulled to speak your truth. So, to recap, the three steps are:
Perform an energetic clean-up.
Speak your truth from a place of love.
Hold space for the other person to speak their truth and listen with love.
As always, I would love to hear how this serves you when you put it into practice. And if speaking your truth is difficult for you, please reach out to me and let's explore the possibilities.
Until next time....