October 17th, 2016
Contributing writer for Wake Up World
We often hear in spiritual circles about “the importance of speaking one’s truth”. Yet so often, I hear from people that when they do this, such as in family groups for example, others frequently resist; they still work to pigeon-hole you into the ‘norm’ — they still try to stick you in that labeled box that they’re comfortable with. Short of completely walking away from the relationship, what choice are you left with?
Personally I believe “speaking one’s truth” is a misnomer and we would better be served by speaking more in terms of “expressing one’s truth”. What’s the subtle difference, and why is it important?
Challenging the Old ‘Norms’
I recall leaving a marriage which simply wasn’t working. I’d gone through a massive spiritual expansion, and despite months of marriage guidance counseling, working to find common ground, my partner couldn’t accept who I now was. She’d frequently project judgment at me and try to contain me in the old comfortable ‘slippers’. Even after our marriage ended, I’d still experience massive projection on daily visits to see our kids.