10. The Power of Self-Honesty: Confidence, Faith and Conscience
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As well as being honest with others, being honest with oneself is also an incredibly important attribute for success. Confidence, also, is often confused with skill – competence, so this phenomenon can also be understood much better. Throw in the ability for Faith, which becomes relevant when one wishes to go beyond The Ego, and you have a whole raft of areas in which we can benefit from developing and sustaining our powers of self-knowledge and self-honesty, all ultimately leading to an integrally enlightened experience in which, with practice, we are in total accord with ourselves – and it is this which leads to deep and genuine fulfillment.
We also call it ‘integrally enlightened’ because we wish to be healed and true to ourselves in relative terms, as well as having that authentic relationship or understanding of the absolute. There are many enlightened people who’s lives ‘on the ground’, as it were, are a mess with regard to such things as money, sex, relationships and health, and really this serves no-one. So an integrated approach is to manage all of these areas of truth.
And underpinning all of this is Conscience – True Conscience, as we are making the distinction between True and Conditioned Conscience. True Conscience, literally meaning ‘with knowledge’, is that awareness part of us that knows the right way, and the right thing to do. It is this that we align to in order to make our lives a fulfilling and rip-roaring success.
“If we wish to make the most of the resources available to us, and have our lives play out in health and harmony, reclaiming our true relationship with our True Conscience is the first place to start.
Once we begin to see the immense benefits of guidance that come from committing to our deepest truths, following our Conscience becomes more and more welcoming with each victory of Self-Honesty. Confidence builds with each experiential awareness, until eventually, trusting in our Conscience becomes a natural and effortless occurrence.
When you start to realise the true power and unerring guidance of your True Conscience, you start to realise that you have something of real worth and immeasurable value.” – James Blacker, taken from Wisdom The Course
The Main Subject Headings of Module Ten…
The following are the main subject headings of Module Ten: The Power of Self-Honesty: Confidence, Faith and Conscience.
- Congruence and Self-Honesty
- The Power of Faith: Full Confidence at the Level of the Awakening Human
- Conscience: Our Guiding Power
- Written and Observational Exercises
- Test Yourself Questions
Smaller, subject sub-headings in this Module include; Self-protestation, The Challenges of Self-Honesty, Returning Confidence and The Guiding Power of Conscience.