Live the Truth and Set Yourself Free

What are you willing to do to have the life you desire? I know, because I have proved it, that you can have the life you desire. However, what I know is that you can’t have that new life if you are not willing to give up your old ways of being.

What does that mean? Well, for me, it is the giving up of the old ways of thinking. In other words, you can’t say you want freedom and live in bondage in your thoughts to people, jobs, and ideas. You can’t say you want prosperity, and live like a miser, holding on to every penny, afraid where the next is coming from. The only way to have the life you desire is by being that life now.

A woman came to me who was unhappy in her relationship. The person she was with just didn’t have the same passionate ideas about life that she did. It wasn’t just in one area. It was in every area.

I asked her what she did want. She listed all the ways she wanted to live, and one of them was to have a partner that would share those things with her. The trouble with this picture is she was saying what she desired, but she wasn’t willing to do anything to change her situation.

When I asked her what she was bringing to her relationship she listed everything from passion to compassion. However, admitted she wasn’t living those things. She was just thinking about it and how much better it could be with someone else. She was waiting instead of beginning right there where she was.

I remember a time when I said I wanted a more spiritual life. I wasn’t experiencing it with the partner I had. I was relying on him to have it with me. Finally what I realized is that I needed to start living a more spiritual life myself. I did, and after a time of reflecting that life out into my experience, things began to change. Eventually, I had to leave the relationship I was in. It was probably the hardest thing I ever did in my life.

Change is not comfortable. We cannot expect to have the life we say we want if we are not willing to be that life and embrace the changes that come.

What is it you want so much right now that feels stuck for you? If there is something, I invite you to begin to live it now. Stop waiting. The desire within you is the desire of God for you or it wouldn’t be there. You’ll know if it is a fleeting fancy or real. The Spirit within, our True Self, knows the Truth. It’s just that sometimes we won’t really listen, because of what we might have to change to live that Truth.

You shall know the Truth and it will set you free, but not until you start living it.

Love and Aloha,

Rev. Rita

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