What Do You Need To Tell The Truth?

September 10th, 2013 by Laura Longley

My mother and I have not always had an easy relationship. This might be news to her (part of the problem is that I’m not sure how aware she is). Recently she has taken an interest in my radio show. As you know if you listen to the show, I frequently use myself and my own experiences as examples. Recently I mentioned on a show that I had an experience with my father, who passed away 19 years ago, being stuck in “limbo” and worked with an energy healer to help him move forward.

My mother called me up and wanted to know what made me think he was in limbo, and why he would be in limbo. The reasons I believed he was there were partially related to some things my mother did not know about my father. The past 18 months I have learned that he had a lot of secrets from before my mother and he met. I wasn’t sure how much I wanted (or should) share with her. Fortunately, this particular question had other valid answers, which I gave her.

But it got me to thinking, and not for the first time, about how much I censor what I say if I think my mother will be listening – or reading it. And I don’t want to do that. I want my life to be truthful and open.

My mother’s mantra has been “you don’t air your dirty laundry in public.” Mine has become “the truth will set you free.” Knowing that my mother is listening to my radio show, and maybe reading this blog, has led to me not always sharing the complete truth. I thought about what to do about that.

What I fairly quickly decided was that I needed to have a conversation with her and tell her that I might be sharing things on the radio show and in my blog that she would not want to hear. The decision is then hers as to whether she will listen to the show and read the blog.

What about you? What keeps you from telling your whole truth? What can you do that will help you be more truthful and authentic in your daily life?

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