Truth with a capital “T”

by Winter on March 6, 2014

Zipporah Dobyns once told me that I was searching for Truth with a capital “T.” Zip was a clinical psychologist as well as a pragmatic astrologer, and I am reminded of her words almost daily.

Because I have been somewhat shut in, I’ve been catching up on my reading and questioning everything that I read.  (The garden is not only piled with snow, it is frozen solid snow, and the greenhouse, while toasty during the day is way too cold at night to start new seedlings.) Fox Mulder (The X-Files) once said that the best place to place a lie was between two truths. I often remember this when I am reading (or watching) anything that purports to be fact. This morning Michael asked me, “How do you know you aren’t caught up in a conspiracy theory, something that just isn’t true?”

His question is not something that I often think about.  When something is a lie, a partial truth, or a lie by omission, I naturally sense the discrepancy.  This is certainly taking place with what we are being told about the Ukraine. (While working out recently I watched two different television stations give opposing “facts” about the situation.) Since I hardly expect our media to tell me the “Truth,” I must depend on my own inner compass to determine true/not true. My  automatic process starts with breathing slowly and paying total attention to my physical sensations. I don’t try to change these sensations, even if they are uncomfortable.

Truth resonates. There is a flow to the information which is often accompanied by a full-bodied awareness and a chill.  If something isn’t true, the energy is aggressive and heavy. If thoughts pop up, I acknowledge them, listen to—and sometimes evaluate what they say, then gently bring my attention back to the physical sensations. 

So, here are some of the things I have been reading and watching, starting with Climbing the Ladder of Awareness by Bodhi Paul Chefurka. If you are interested in checking your “Truth Compass” these links are a good place to start.

Life Changing: “Animal Whisperer” calms an angry panther

Dave Wigington/Geoengineering

Guy McPherson

Why you should have a little dark chocolate every day

Speaking Truth to Power

Ah, but it’s supposed to warm up tomorrow.  I can turn my mind and senses to seedlings, gardens, and swimming in the lake. I can give up sensing if something is true.

Or not. 

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

alexandra soteriou March 7, 2014 at 12:30 am

How we wonder about truth! The Buddhists say that all reality is individually subjective. Talk about a geometrically huge reality! Seems like at the least- truth is large and multidimensional – not linear, perhaps not easy to know (except in our altered awareness states when we understand and know somehow differently).

Perhaps we select a truth that satisfies us best?

Reply

Winter March 7, 2014 at 3:10 pm

And, even when we do our best to sense truth, it is only a fraction of the whole…that multidimensional space.

Reply

Sally March 7, 2014 at 1:45 am

Hello Winter,

Temporarily empty of thought here…have been cloud-watching and photographing ever-proliferating jet-trails for years. Read “Climbing the Ladder of Awareness” and realised how I feel these days, ie stunned, isolated, and physically drained. Reflective discussion on such subjects is, by default, off table in my simple social milieu of co-workers, a few local friends, and fewer family. Pondering the abyss on the way to it…how can one speak?

Re truth: I flipped to Wikipedia’s piece on Diogenes the Cynic and found some humor regarding dogs and truth.

“Dogs live in the present without anxiety, and have no use for the pretensions of abstract philosophy. In addition to these virtues, dogs are thought to know instinctively who is friend and who is foe.[46] Unlike human beings who either dupe others or are duped, dogs will give an honest bark at the truth. Diogenes stated that “other dogs bite their enemies, I bite my friends to save them.”[47]”

Many thanks for the forum.

Reply

Winter March 7, 2014 at 3:09 pm

I don’t think you are alone. I suspect many of those who have subscribed to my posts feel the same way. On a lighter note? Thank you for the “dogs and truth” quote!

Reply

Sally March 10, 2014 at 10:22 pm

Re geoengineeringwatch:

Some of Wiginton’s notions might not hold up to intense scrutiny (Morgellon’s syndrome questionable, for one) but the general presentation looks right on–especially now, since the theme has hit MSM in a very public way. Can we dig any deeper and faster into the abyss? Are profits to be made thereby? Is the Pope from Buenos Aires?

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/geoengineering

Reply

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: