I love this word. Love it so much it’s tattooed on my arm in just the right place so I see it every single day.

I can’t tell a lie … I really can’t.  I tried when I was younger and well, I just can’t.  Don’t ever ask me to be your Poker partner, I suck at the “straight face”.

But I am however, great at deep vulnerability and truth telling.

Funny that this theme came up as the New Moon Sagittarius came to light, Saturn slipped into Capricorn, Mercury began stationing direct and the clock turned on the Solstice… funny.  Oddly.

Saturn is all about truth … Saturn takes no bullshit and I’m feeling that right now, big time.  Capricorn is my rising sign so I feel like this is going to be one helluva three years while Saturn sits there, staring me down, making sure I stay in truth.  Only one day in and I’m already feeling the cold edge side of the sword. 

But truth is one of my three values I live by.  Truth, freedom and love.  Everything I do is within those realms of consciousness so I do hold it dear to my heart.  There’s a lot I can let slide in my life … lies is not one of them.

Here’s what I know to be true….

  • Truth is not something we seek … it is something we feel into. 
  • Truth is not always pretty. In fact, sometimes it’s really inconvenient. 
  • Truth is felt in your belly … not in your mind; know the difference. 
  • Truth for you is not always truth for someone else.
  • Truth hurts sometimes … and hearts break over truth. 

But the truth is all we have.

It’s the only thing that is real in this moment.  And it’s not based on past experience or future projection.  It’s in the here and the now – and that’s it.  But boy we create fun stories based on what we think to be true don’t we?  Why we do that … I don’t know. Human entitlement with this massive brain we have I guess.

We base truth on what we believe to be true about a past experience.  But honestly, the past experience was based on only what we knew to be true in that moment.  Given time, energy, and more experience, that same past event will definitely take on a new meaning. And worse than that, we create truth out of our fantasy, projection or idea of what we think the future will look like.  And not one bit of that is true.  Ever. 

Here’s some other things I know to be true….

  • As far as I know … you only live once.
  • Love is the only thing that is real.
  • Depth of connection is powerful and not something to be taken for granted.
  • Love is the only thing that is real.
  • Your tribe always has your back – no questions asked.
  • Love is the only thing that is real.
  • Parenting is the most challenging, rewarding, gut wrenching, heart-opening job there is.
  • Love is the only thing that is real.
  • You create your life with your words.
  • Love is the only thing that is real. 

Yes … that is the ultimate truth.  Only love is real.