Integrity. What does it mean to you?
This word, this topic, this energy has been a current fascination for me, stretching my heart out from its constrictive patterns, rattling my mind about as I allow integrity to teach me something new. I hone in on what it means for my life and for my relationships and actions and I prepare myself to be a brand new woman, a brand new mother and a brand new lover.
For me, it feels like striving to stand for ideals in the face of mass opposition. It feels like honouring my word and following through with actions. And it feels like being vulnerable to the point of perceived oblivion so that the heart’s truth and knowledge can be known. Real integrity frightens and confronts, as we stand strong when the waves of group mind want to destroy us.
I have shaken my fists in anger these last days at what I’ve seen and felt in this world, baffled by the cunning and creeping ways of women and men around me who use all the right words but whose energy, eyes and body language give them away immediately. I would rather lunch with a hard-nosed banker who admits to his greedy ways than take tea with the ‘spiritual seeker’ who wears all the right uniforms and promises their integrity when their energy tendrils have other questionable motives. I am saddened that to some, even family and relationship is not sacred, as they bluster their way in for their own needs and desires. I pray that the human race is evolving fast, but around these parts, I feel like it’s all about some kind of sexual ‘revolution’ that really was over in the 60s.
Integrity. Honesty. Transparency.
Words just don’t cut it. It’s all in the actions.
I shall act from integrity and I shall not permit myself to be involved in areas, groups, events, relationships that cultivate energies that I deem lacking in integrity.. And by that choice, I foster and stand strong in my own integrity. I am prepared to ‘lose’ friends and upset people in standing in that place, where I voice what I see and hopefully crack some new light into areas that are murky, base and destructive.
How integral is our society? The way we do business, the way we approach members of the opposite sex, the way we dress? The way we act with our children, the food we choose to eat, the way we treat our ex-partners, the way we leave projects or relationships?
It’s so important to me that I keep challenging myself in this area, for my children. I have every intention of helping to shape incredible human spirits within them, and if I slip on my own ideals, I teach them to do the same.
I challenge all of us to re-evaluate our ideas of personal integrity and to make swift and brave changes so that we can evolve fast, creating massive ripples of integrity to wave out in our communities and on our planet.
It’s a solid, sane and wholesome way to live.