Radical Self-Honesty Required
In order to undo all the false beliefs in your mind that stand in the way of inner peace, you have to be willing to be radically honest with yourself. If you are not honest with yourself you cannot be honest with anyone else—including the Holy Spirit (Awareness of Truth in your mind).
It is not enough to say to the Holy Spirit, “I have this emotional/psychological pain. Please take it from me.” If you really want it removed, what you have to mean is, “I have this emotional/psychological pain. Please help me find the thoughts causing it so we can undo them together.” This means you have to be completely honest with yourself first about all that you feel and think.
Oh, were you expecting the path to peace to be a comfortable process? Alas, no! You have to face your beliefs in guilt and sin and the fear they cause, in their many forms, no matter how trivial, stupid, or shameful you think them, to undo them. This is very difficult at first because they seem very real to you. This is why not everyone chooses inner peace. It takes strength and courage to look into your mind. But keeping uncomfortable beliefs hidden also keeps them real to you and acting on you in both unconscious and conscious ways. The only way out of them is through them, with the Holy Spirit’s Light and Love. Because you can be sure the Holy Spirit does not believe in them.
In time, though it is never comfortable or easy, you will want to be radically honest with yourself. The more you use it and experience the relief it brings, the more you will be motivated to use it. You will get through your discomfort by reminding yourself of the relief you had found in the past.
As a mentor, I offer you a safe place to be completely honest with yourself. Email me at Liz@acimmentor.com to set up an appointment. Learn more at www.acimmentor.com.
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