There is a truth that I have known most of my adult life. I first encountered it in the late 1970’s as a teaching by The Way International – yes, I am a graduate of their Foundational course. However, as I’ve said many times in this blog – real truth is universal, and anyone who claims to have a monopoly on the truth is a fraud.
The particular truth that I’m talking about now is about how to study. The Way International stressed a distraction-free environment, and the use of dictionaries to ensure you understood the material properly. When I was active in the Church of Scientology, I again encountered these ideas, but they were enhanced by the use of drills to make the concepts more real. In reading the book, “The Voice of Knowledge” by Don Miguel Ruiz, I’ve found that even the ancient Toltec people understood these truths. Ruiz himself actually discusses using multiple readings of the same material to uncover deeper layers of truth – something that Scientology study technology called, “Number of times over equals certainty and results.”
I’ve VERY recently had a reinforcement of that concept. In my 3rd reading of the Ruiz book, I found a passage that revealed a major life-long lie of mine. I probably inherited it from one of my parents, though I can not remember either of them explicitly saying it. It’s also something that is probably true as a lie most humans believe.
“I don’t deserve it.” Either love, success, health, or whatever would make your life more whole – if you can’t ever seem to achieve it, it is probably because somewhere deep inside you don’t believe you deserve it. However, I will state my firm belief that, if you acquire a copy of Don Miguel Ruiz’s book and read it – many times – you will peel away the layers of untruth that prevent you from being the best version of yourself. Don’t expect the process to be easy, but do expect it to be worth the effort!