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Enlighten Yourself

“Beer” Truth

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I recently bought the Dragon speaking software, which allows my computer to take dictation as I speak.  As I was about to begin a newsletter about “Being Your Truth”, the Dragon speaking software wrote down, “Beer truth”, which actually makes for a much more interesting title then “Be your truth”. I mean, “In Vino Veritas“, right?

Whether you’re a practitioner seeking to build a full client practice or someone who views their role as a messenger who is meant to speak to many people, there’s nothing more vital than being and speaking your Truth.  Now, that’s a word that’s been thrown around a lot lately. That phrase was even used recently in the show, Sons of Anarchy.  I know when I hear some verbiage that I’ve been using for years start to get mentioned in current pop culture, it’s time to come up with some new language.  However for today, “Be & Speak Your Truth” is what I have.

When I say the word, “Truth”, what I’m talking about is:

What do you know to be true in your own experience?

What have you lived through, so that you not only have some knowledge about this area, but have applied so that it’s now a part of your own wisdom?

It’s standing in that place that will truly resonate with others. Because it’s not something that you read in a book somewhere or heard someone talking about on YouTube.  Rather it’s a very personal and real experience that you actually lived through and experienced in your own life.

If you’re going to “Be your Truth and Speak your Truth”, then, of course, you must first know what your truth is.  So how does someone identify their Truth? It’s helpful to ask a few questions:

What were the times in your life that you were really tested? The times that caused you to grow?

Would have been some of the biggest openings and awakenings on your soul’s journey in this lifetime?

What is a wonderful truth that you’ve learned through these experiences?

It’s about taking a little time and exploring the underlying dynamic to these questions, not just your surface answers. If you dig a little deeper with each of these questions, you may discover something that you didn’t previously know. I tend to do a lot of self-reflection and ask myself many questions. I always have since stepping onto a conscious path at 15 years old while reading the book, “Think and Grow Rich”.  At that time, my Truth was simply about happiness.  I thought, if I can achieve certain things in different areas of my life, then I would naturally be happy.  As I think about it, that’s not bad for a 15 year old.  But now, at 42, my Truth as evolved somewhat.  I don’t know whether it’s a step forward or backwards, but now my Truth is about helping people to connect their head with their hearts so that they fulfill their soul journey through their life’s work. That’s my truth. That’s the path that I personally walked down.

So much of my early conscious life was about mastering the areas of my mind. I would do things like creative visualizations or affirmations to strengthen the confidence part of my mind.  I read lots of books by people like Tony Robbins and was able to achieve a certain level of success.  Yet, the path I’ve been on as an Energy Medicine Practitioner in the last six years has really been an exploration of the path of the heart. It’s been said that the longest journey that a person can take is the 18 inches from their head to their heart. It took going all the way down to Peru and back to do it, but I’ve traveled that 18 inches. It’s now one of my chief aims to continue to connect with my heart first everyday before I take action.  Allowing myself to spend time in stillness and be with the infinity of myself pays huge dividends as I take action throughout the day.  I feel that one of my roles is to help others do the same.

I also feel that it is important that we each fulfill what we came here on Earth to do. There is a mission for each of us.  We are each here for a reason.  Whether that reason is for a creative purpose, a spiritual purpose, or the purpose of being in service to others, it is vital that we fulfill our mission.  When you receive the calling of your soul’s journey, it’s very clear.  You know whether you’ve received it or not.

For me, my calling came one morning several years ago while hiking in Sedona, Arizona. It was very clear. Spirit told me, “You’ve been doing good work so far. Yet, you’re meant to go deeper. You are meant to be A Messenger.”  And that’s all I am. No more, but no less.  Right now, it’s my intent to simply share the messages that are meant to flow through me so that it may help to illuminate your own majestic path.

So how can you honor your deepest calling? 

How can you fulfill what you came here to do? 

And connect your head with your heart in the process?

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About the author

John Germain Leto

After a successful career as an agent for such artists as Beyonce and Usher, John ached to make a bigger difference with his life. He’s now coached hundreds of people to greater success and spoken to thousands through his seminars across the country. He’s been featured in USA Today, Life & Style, and the New York Daily News as well as appeared as a life coach on MTV’s “Made”, in addition to ABC News and Entertainment Tonight.