Intuitive Healer and personal achievement expert Katarina Winslow reflects on the truth.
This year I would like to say that there is a new wind blowing across our planet, and that wind does not only contain a deadly virus. It also includes an extraordinary quest for truth. With more and more confusing directives from the authorities of this world, we start to ask more questions about truth. A long time ago, I attended a class with Neale Donald Walsch called ‘Living from the Source,’ and one of the gifts I took away from that course was a more enlightened view of the truth. I grasped a more refined version of the different kinds of truths that exist in life on our planet.
Neale said that there are three elements of truth, and I can align with that idea. We know that the myriads and labyrinths of lies can be extreme – far-fetched. Certainly, this year, we have become more aware of the lies behind the theatre curtains as the spotlight is switched on with an intensity of a cabaret spotlight in a dark and troubled world.
Enough ranting about lies. Let us go back to the truth and the three versions of it. So, the first one is the factual truth, which is easy to understand. It is like, ‘It is raining’. If this is not an hallucination, or an obnoxious conspiracy theory, if it is raining when you say it is raining, this is a factual truth. Then we come to the second aspect of truth, and that is our personal truth. How can a truth be personal, you might want to ask yourself? Yes, indeed, that is a helpful question.
It means that depending on your personal inner reality and the life experience you have, you will see an event in the outer world from a completely different perspective than someone who has a different personal view on reality. For example, if your grandmother played a significant role in your life with love and care, you would hold the truth of a loving elderly woman in your heart. You would be able to recall the scent of cinnamon buns in the kitchen and her compassionate ears listening to your youthful worries. Her expansive heart would be a companion on your path in life long after she left this earthly dimension.
If, on the contrary, your grandmother played a cold and distant role in your life, and you feared her as a child, you would have a completely different experience with your grandmother.
Based on these two different personal experiences, the view of an old woman slowing down traffic while crossing the road would not be seen in the same light. The first person would possibly take a moment to reconnect with love in their heart and pause in the traffic jam to recall the beauty of his or her grandmother, maybe even the aroma of the cinnamon buns and the warmth of her golden heart.
The second person would most likely get agitated, reflect on this world’s coldness and curse old people slowing him down on his busy passage through life. Maybe even curse and shout and infuse himself or herself with anger and frustration in a stressful morning traffic jam. This is what is called our personal truth, and this how we interpret things depending on our own personal experience and state of heart and mind.
Then we have the third truth which is the higher, and this we may call spiritual truth. This kind of truth is most easily understood by those who have some sort of faith and believe there is a deeper meaning to life. At least something more meaningful than just eat, work and die.