When Energy Centre 3 - Truth, is out of whack, we can develop a very negative outlook on life, and make an art of looking for, and finding 'the problem' with everything, and everyone in our lives - except ourselves.
Probably the biggest emotional challenge in this area is a pervading, often subconscious, need to lie about what's really going on inside of us, and in particular, about the impact our negative behaviour can have on others.
People who are weak in the area of 'Truth' will often be very judgemental (both of themselves, secretly, and very loudly of others), and can also be very unforgiving about their failures and faults. Consciously, they can't accept that they themselves are capable of making any mistakes, or acting anything other than correctly, 100% of the time, which means that any problems that arise in their relationships are clearly someone else's responsibility - at least, in their own minds.
Perfectionism, and a need to control every detail in their, and other people's lives, will also be a clue that this area is out of balance. Unfortunately, the whole premise of 'perfectionism' is built on a lie (because nobody's perfect), and is doomed to failure, at least occasionally.
When someone has a healthy Energy Centre 3 - Truth, they can easily take their inevitable failures and mistakes in their stride. When they don't, the emotional fall-out can be so great that people will go to any length in order to shore up their illusion of being perfect, and being in control.
When we live in a world where there's no God in the picture (which is the ultimate lie), egos can inflate beyond all bounds, leading to all types of aggressive, selfish, demanding and egotistical behaviour towards others.
External success, internal insecurity
Externally, people with an unbalanced Energy Centre 3 - Truth can often appear to be very successful, and to be living superficially attractive lives. They will show-off and brag shamelessly about all their achievements, talents and abilities (often to the point of actually lying about them). But if you lift the lid, you'll find a tremendous amount of fear, anger, worry, low self-worth and indecision behind their apparently calm and successful demeanour.
When someone tries to challenge their version of things, or their truth, or their distorted perception of reality - exposing the foundation of lies that so much of their life and their feelings of self-esteem is built on - they can react with tremendous aggression and anger, as well as (obviously…) more lies.
When the Divine energy in this area is lacking, a person's whole personality can be built around the lie that they are 'perfect', and can do no wrong. This lack of objectivity and self-awareness can lead to frequent clashes with others, who don't like being mistreated or lied to.
In the next post, we’ll continue looking at how weak Divine energy in this area can lead to unhealthy perfectionism, anger and anxiety.