This past week at the Spiritual Speakeasy we talked about the first agreement from Don Miguel’s Four Agreements, Be Impeccable with Your Word. This lesson is a total game changer, the foundation for the other three agreements, and the most difficult to master. Your words are like seeds. They take root and grow and bring forth your world. That which you plant will bare fruit. Scatter loving words and the world becomes bright and shiny. Scatter complaints and condemnations and well… you do the math.

No one escapes cause and effect. Your spoken word and the thoughts that give rise to them are basically the first cause.  If we truly understood this we would have no problem being impeccable. However, sometimes we can developed an odd tolerance for sideways banter, gossip, white lies, and exaggerations. If your words are the carving tools for your life… these bad habits are the very things that will dull the blade. It’s time to recommit to harnessing the magic of our word and using it for good.

The most powerful way to use your word is to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Telling the truths helps to keep us in perfect alignment so that we can channel all that is good and beautiful and holy.

A Course in Miracles has this to say about honesty: Only the trusting can afford honesty, for only they can see its value. Honesty does not apply only to what you say. The term actually means consistency. There is nothing you say that contradicts what you think or do; no thought opposes any other thought; no act belies your word; and no word lacks agreement with another. Such are the truly honest. At no level are they in conflict with themselves. Therefore it is impossible for them to be in conflict with anyone or anything.

If you are craving freedom from conflict, allow yourself to show up and tell the truth. It will cut through the static and open a sacred space where authentic conversations can take root and goodness can grow.