The Truth Unveils Much

by Tameko L. Barnette

Our physical being can be reflected in water and glass. They simply tell us the truth about how we look at that moment. Whether or not our hair is in the right place, if our makeup need refreshing, or if our clothes need to be adjusted on our bodies. Yet, we seldom look into the internal mirror that patiently awaits to reflect that which is true about our higher selves. For most folks, itís a zone theyíd rather not venture into at all. And to be honest, itís a deep place to enter. Complex, yet once revealed seems simple and uncomplicated to understand. Full of wisdom, power, pain, fear, and most of all, answers.

We are constantly searching for answers to questions that have bothered us for any given amount of time. But Iíve learned through my own personal experiences with my internal mirror that we continuously look to outside sources for answers that can only be revealed from within.

A perfect example of my own personal truth reflected by the internal mirror happened during the Spring of 1999. I was embarking on a fulfilling journey of spiritual enlightenment trying to understand if organized religion had a place in my life. The ultimate answer to this question came much later. But there were other questions I had concerning all the things that I had been taught about God, Jesus, etc.

Do I need to go through an extra source in order to connect with the Creator? This question had haunted me for many years after hearing Christians proclaim their love for Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior. First and foremost, I am not saying that my personal truth is for everyone. Every person has a God-given right to believe in that which is true to their own lives. Weíre all in search of the same thing. Truth. However, we must understand that there are several true ways to get to that personal truth, not just one way.

The answer came to me instantly after saying my evening prayer and talking with a spiritual friend of mine on the telephone. I realized that I didnít need an extra source in order to connect with God. Just then I asked, "Why not?" My spirit told me that all people are spirits. Iíve always been told as a child that all people were made in the image of God. God is a spirit. Neither female nor male. Therefore, we are spirits, who were given physical bodies for our spirits to live in. At any given time in my life, I can connect with God via my spirit whether itís through prayer or meditation. My connection with the Creator isnít something that can be given to me by someone else. I have to look within my own spirit. At that moment, I discovered peace because I had received a truth that would prove to be very instrumental in the way I lived my life from that day on.

The truth is an internal mirror reflecting that which is true about our higher selves. When asking questions about our lives we must remain open. Then the truth will enter.

In conclusion, I would like to offer this insightful and enlightening quote by someone named Sun Bear that I came across during my soul searching journey. It says: "No one can give you wisdom. You must discover it for yourself, on the journey through life, which no one can take for you."

The Truth Unveils Much by Tameko L. Barnette

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