How do I discern truth?

Updated: Sep 29, 2020


There is so much information out there in our world, how do we know what to believe? I sat with this question and held it close to my heart for months. Then, the answer came so clearly.


You know it.

You know it with every ounce of our being.

Your cells feel it and you just know.


Knowing is different than believing. Believing is something outside of ourselves that we try to make true. It is a stretch, a trusting, a leap of faith, yet it may not be true. Beliefs are a made up matrix of realities that we buy into and make our own that may or may not be true. We are taught to believe in all sorts of things from Santa Claus to the Easter bunny to Jesus to heaven and hell to aging to dying.


When we realize that we are making up this reality system with all types of beliefs, we realize that there are many truths. What is true for one person may not true for another. As we open more and heal our traumas, we begin to take our blinders off and see new perspectives. We begin to understand new truths which lead the way to more truths.


Yet, there are no absolute truths.


I was perplexed by this statement that I heard in my thirties. Today, I understand that as we grow in our awareness, understanding, and expansion of consciousness, our truths constantly change. It is like viewing the world from a hallway to viewing the world from the top of a mountain. You will have a bigger perspective and viewpoint.


There is no right or wrong in all of this. We are all on our own journey and there is no need for judgment. When we judge, we are judging ourselves. However, there is a need for compassion and love.


Getting back, how do we discern truth?


Good question, as everywhere we turn someone is saying something different! Meat is good for you. No, meat is bad for you. Everyone needs eight hours of sleep. Everyone needs eight glasses of water a day. Everyone needs to buy a house. Everyone needs to go to college.


Everyone needs to…blah blah blah.


With this information overload, where do you turn? Most of us forgot our inner guidance as children when we were being told to believe certain things. We knew that they weren’t true for us, but our parents, teachers, and society were telling us otherwise.


To discern what is true for you, go within. You listen to what your body is telling you for it will never lie to you. When you feel truth, your body lights up. When you feel what is not true for you, your body may cringe or retract. Can you feel your body? It is very alive!


Getting back in touch with your body is one of the most important things to knowing. Nobody can ever lie to you again because your body will scream to you that this is not truth. Your body is made up of the intelligence of the universe and connected to everything.


To know is to know truth.

Your truth is your truth.

What is true for you may not be true for others.

Know thyself.