A friend gave me an exhortation that was essentially this: “You need to let yourself be loved.” In other words, “let people love you.”
As soon as the words were spoken, I knew they contained a deep truth that needed to be explored. I couldn’t put a finger on it, but I knew that, at some level, I had an inability to receive love.
This was rooted in a wrong belief, and, as always, wrong beliefs aren’t something you are aware of until you are made aware of them.
You don’t know what you don’t know, until you know.
I didn’t know that I was believing a lie, and that this lie was keeping me bogged down in a perpetual cycle of self-defeating behavior.
The lie, in one form, was this: “I’m not worth investing in.”
This is a lie that can be traced even deeper to:
I’m not good enough
I’m not lovable
I’m not valuable
The specific belief that was holding me back was this: “I can’t be loved if I’m a mess.”
Defining Question: Do I have the belief that my worth is tied to having it all together?
It was something like, my worth is based on my ability to hold myself together. My value is tied to not being a mess, and to being perfect. My lovability is dictated on what I do and not on who I am.
I started declaring truth over myself, out loud.
“I am worth investing in! I don’t have to have it all together. I’m worth loving, no matter what I do!”
I declared it to my housemate. I yelled it out loud.
Within a few days, something started to click inside me. My declaration of this new truth was actually healing something within me that I didn’t know needed healing. With every spoken word of truth, the lie in my heart was being pushed out, and coming in as its replacement was truth.
Truth heals. Truth makes wrong things right. Truth changes you from the inside out. Speak out loud!
| Truth heals, and changes you from the inside out.
The inverse is also true. Lies break you. Lies create wrong things. Lies also change you from the inside out.
There’s something going on that is deeper than just the soul and heart level here. This truth is also active on a spiritual level, somehow.
I don’t know how, but when I declare the truth and take proactive steps in changing the way I think, something in the spiritual realm clicks into alignment, and a new spiritual reality is created that is more powerful than the reality of the soul or heart.
Spiritual realities are more powerful than the realm we live in.
This spiritual reality is what creates our physical reality. The spiritual realm is more powerful than the realm in which we live. This is crazy. As our mind and heart come into alignment with the truth, something shifts spiritually that is more powerful than anything we can see or touch.
I don’t think words will suffice here, so I’m not going to try to explain something that my mind can’t comprehend.
But I know this: I have encountered truth, and this truth is changing my life, starting with my mind and heart.
Truth changes everything.