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A Guide to Love, God, Prayer, Meditation, & Peace Within You—Right Now

Lying and Seeking Approval

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Nadia: “I have told my dear father the half truth that I have graduated from university when I still have to pass an exam. I have been praying to God that I pass so that what I have told my father remains the truth and I don’t have to feel guilty about it. I love my father. I have hurt him in the past and I seek forgiveness for it. I don’t want to hurt him again or let him down. I have also fallen in love with a wonderful man and to impress him I also lied about having already graduated. He thinks I am an honest person and loves me for it. I don’t want to fall in his or my father’s eyes. What will I do if I don’t pass this exam?”

The Voice for Love: “Dear One, please know that there are no half truths, there is only what is true and what is not true. You are uncomfortable and unhappy because you are not being truthful with your loved ones. You are learning that it does not bring peace or happiness to pretend to be what you are not.

“Stop and look at yourself and ask yourself, why don’t you accept yourself as you are, where you are? Your education is important, yes, but your self-acceptance is moreso. Beloved, be who you are, where you are–always embracing your truth at all times in order to be at peace in the world. If the truth is that you have not finished your requirements, then embrace that and do not hide it. Bring Love to yourself, to your situation and to all circumstances.

“If you could but love and accept yourself where you are, it is actually the greatest gift you could give those who love you so dearly. You fear their judgment and rejection, yet you are loved! A moment’s dismay or hurt for them is not nearly as tragic as the disservice you are doing yourself. Stand in the truth of who you are at all times, with everyone. This is the place of peace.

“How can you know, experience and revel in God’s perfect and unending love for you when you have judged and rejected yourself so harshly? God does not judge you. God only loves you. You are being supported and held and cherished at all times by the Divine One who adores you.

“Give the gift of truth to your loved ones and you will be at peace. A lie never serves you while truth always does. You will never know your own worth as long as you hide who you are before your loved ones. Please give the gift of truth, dear one, to yourself and to them. Your peace does not come from being seen in particular ways by your loved ones, but in knowing you are loved by God under all circumstances. This is your opportunity now. Be truthful and be You, for you are the precious child of God.”