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[Excerpt from Michael Speaks: May 2009] [Martha] Last week you talked on TLE radio about it getting uncomfortable for older souls around feeling “authentic”. This is something I am currently working on. It feels wrong somehow to not be myself, especially at work, or social settings, but then if I am completely myself in all situations then I out myself as being “not normal”. And it’s hard to have to deal with that over mundane issues, seems like it would add unnecessary complexity to some aspects of life. Can you elaborate on this issue? [Michael Entity] Martha, this is a common dilemma for the Older Souls and is rooted in what we refer to as Self-Karma, the internal divisions within the self that seek resolution. This particular Self-Karma can be described as a battle between honest expression and censorship. To most Older Souls, censorship feels repulsive, and this is amplified for the Expressive Roles. In fact we would be hard-pressed to find any valid Old Soul who supported any form of censorship. Censoring oneself as a means to “fit in” feels like one is a “walking lie,” or liar, and enforcing censorship upon others is something we have never seen an Old Soul impose. [Martha] yes it does feel like that [Michael Entity] How others see you has no bearing on who you are. It is not always a matter of integrity in expression that your Being be clearly reflected back to you through those around you. In fact, being able to adapt to certain social contexts is a skill implemented by the Older Soul (begrudgingly, but a skill, nonetheless,) and not a curse. The feeling of “not being yourself” has no bearing on your levels of honesty, nor your integrity of Being. Ultimately, all fragments extant will find themselves in contexts where they can say, “This is who I am,” and other contexts where they say, “This is who I must be.” In those instances where one feels one “must be,” it would then be up to you to determine if this is a context worth sustaining in your life, or if it is time to move from that context. For many, the “must be” context is required for the self to draw an income, maintain peace in a relationship, fulfill responsibilities, etc. Many fragments “must be” a parent, even when they do not want to be. Many fragments “must be” at work, even when they do not want to be. The experience in sustaining these contexts, even through those bad days, is the implementation of your higher perspective, or manifesting of Essence, since you can see the payoff and the necessity of your choice. In those instances that you have decided that the context is worth it, then it would do you well to recognize that you have made an honest choice, ironically upholding the integrity of your Being, your soul and personality, since you know this is a context that gives back to you in a way that is valuable for other areas where you feel you “can be yourself.” Eventually, the Personality will find little discrepancy in itself between one context and another, especially as one owns the fact that those contexts are being sustained by choice, even if only “for now.” We will also note that every fragment can find at least one other fragment in which to confide and “be herself” in any context where one feels limited. This relationship is one that can be found with some amount of discernment and patience, provided one is not being held captive and against one’s will, which is a karmic situation, not a situation of choice. [Martha] clearly then it’s crucial to have some areas where you can be yourself [jon] Is it ever truly required for a fragment to stay in one of those contexts? For example, you may need a job to eat and stay alive, or one could be a slave, required to act a certain way or die [Michael Entity] Jon, Slavery is often not a matter of choice, but the same concepts would apply within those stricter limitations: one’s imposed environment does not destroy who one IS, even in the most horrific conditions lacking choice, and confidence in at least one other fragment is often available even within those conditions.
[Excerpted from a private session posted by Maureen on February 18, 2016.] MEntity: The less one understands something, the more it is feared. The more one understands something, the more it is distrusted. This is because that which is now understood is also that which has been exploited or abused the most. For example, the Sage will tend to distrust others in terms of their honesty because they know the nuances of dishonesty. This is not an indication that Sages are dishonest, but because they know how easily dishonesty can be packaged in honesty, they are far more wary. ### Note: You can comment on this material within the original post. See Dream of Essence and Truth, Love, Energy.
Originally posted as a private blog. From a POF on May 19, 2014 Maureen: Are there 7 Levels/Stages of Honesty vs 7 Levels/Stages of Lying (dishonesty)? If so, what are they and what are the negative/positive poles for each Level/Stage? MEntity: It may be more accurate to say that there are 7 Types of Dishonesty and Honesty. Dishonesty and Honesty are dynamics of Personality. The type of Honesty or Dishonesty can be linked to a positive or negative pole of an Overleaf, but do not have their own meaningful poles. In other words, if one uses White Lies, it might be hooked in to his or her Mode and its negative pole, or the Goal's negative pole, etc. There is a fairly consistent correlation between the types of honesty and dishonesty and the Axes, but it is not a fixed thing. For instance, White Lies are associated with the Ordinal Inspiration, or the Overleaves corresponding to Server. In terms of the 7 Types of Dishonesty, or Lying, there are: WHITE LIES (Server); DELUSIONAL LIES (Artisan); DEFENSIVE LIES (Warrior); HABITUAL LIES (Scholar); MANIPULATIVE LIES (Sage); DISSOCIATIVE LIES (Priest); COMPARTMENTAL LIES (King). Most of these are fairly clear in how they might show up, but we will elaborate a bit on the Dissociative and Compartmental. Dissociative Lies tend to come in a spectrum that ranges between not feeling responsible for the impact of a lie to having a branching tree whose branches of lies spread out into various parts of the life in ways that are intended never to cross paths. The lies "get out of hand," if you will, and take on a life of their own. Compartmental Lies tend to come as a means of maintaining facets of the self for facets of the life. This kind of lying does not like for certain circles of friends to meet with other circles of friends, for example, because the sense of identity in each of these is carefully constructed from lies specific to that group. The correlation between the Roles and the Lies above does not mean that Priests are prone to Dissociative Lying, or that Kings are prone to Compartmental Lying, but that the entire Axis associated with that Role, if in the Negative Poles, can use that type of lie to protect oneself. All types of lying are accessible, regardless of one's Overleaves, but some are more appealing and more manageable, based on the Overleaves. Maureen: What are the 7 Types of Honesty? MEntity: We could say that the 7 Types of Honesty are: INHERENT/NATURAL (Server); SELECTIVE (Artisan); STRATEGIC (Warrior); OBLIGATORY (Scholar); REVELATORY (Sage); BRUTAL (Priest); CATEGORICAL (King). Do these require elaboration? Maureen: They are clear to me Michael Note: You may comment on this material in the original post. See The 7 Types of Dishonesty and Honesty.