A spiritual and emotional overview:
Our third deeper need, corresponding to Energy Centre 3 and the area of the solar plexus, is Truth.
This deeper need is profoundly connected to self-confidence, ego and intellect.
When the energy in this area is healthy, people don't take themselves too seriously, and have a good sense of humour and see the funny side of things - even their own quirks, mistakes and foibles.
Objective truth, not subjective rationalisations
They'll use their intellect to pursue, identify and acknowledge objective truth, as opposed to creating subjective rationales and excuses for their bad behaviour or negative character traits.
They'll have a healthy self-confidence, and a strong sense of purpose in life that comes from knowing that God put us in the world to build it, in partnership with Him. At the same time, they'll also have the humility to recognise that they aren't perfect or infallible, and that they often make mistakes.
They'll have the integrity they need to really own their own issues, challenges and problems, and the optimism to know that with God's help, everything can be resolved for the best.
What is means to 'live truth'
When a person tries to live ‘truth’, and tries to evaluate their behaviour as objectively as possible, and to make amends for any mistakes or errors they make (because we're all just human, after all) then they'll enjoy healthy, vitalising relationships and be surrounded by good friends.
When we're honest, happy, open, optimistic and humble, other people are automatically drawn to us, and we can influence others and achieve a great deal in the world.
The deeper need of ‘Truth’, and its associated energy centre, is the area where we most feel any issues related to our relationships, social standing and sense of community.
To sum up:
When this area is working well, we:
- Can actualise our potential (in a humble way, with God)
- Are optimistic
- Have a sense of humour
- Have a lot of mental clarity, curiosity and self-control.
- Also have a lot of good friends, get on well with people and help to build the world around us, often in spectacular ways.
In the next few posts, we'll take a more in-depth look at how 'truth' can affect our mental, physical and spiritual health.