I’ve been unable to get this one song out of my head for the last couple of weeks, playing it endlessly whenever I get the chance, often finding myself humming it or singing out the lyrics at a moment’s notice. Anyone else get those obsessive song moments where something will just be stuck in the jukebox of your mind until you get to a place where you’ve either heard it enough or you finally get to the core of why it’s playing for you? This is one of those songs.
Old friends of mine play in a local band called Mister Vertigo. This one particular song, The Only Crime, begins with the line of –
The truth is a failure I cannot accept.
I used to view this as my own dance with Truth, not simply with others, but Truth to myself — that Divine Truth of being authentic and vulnerable within my being, to know myself more clearer and more deeply.
We’re taught as children to tell the Truth, until at some point the Truth gets a little skewed in an effort to be kinder and less harsh. For some, Truth has no layers, no cloaks, there is nothing hidden. For some, it’s delicate, tender, and methodically thought out. Then for others it can be buried, out of fear, out of reprimand, out of confusion.
We can use it harshly, diligently, hurtfully… we can use it lovingly, creatively, gently… Truth is Truth, yet it is multifaceted, and we view it so artistically and have interpretations that follow it.
I’ve always said that the only thing I can go on is your Truth. It’s important for me to have relationships based on Truth, to know that the foundation that we’ve built is based on trust. Your Truth may not be my Truth, and vice versa, and that’s okay. Sometimes it can be tricky to navigate, though I think the willingness to open the field of awareness can sometimes bridge that gap.
Convenient absence of the truth the only crime.
Because this song has played so wildly in my head, this month’s Intention is TRUTH.
It can be messy, and blur the lines, just as it can be beautiful and open the way to deeper communication. It can flow and connect, be simple, be declarations… Truth can be wild, like life.
How will you hold the intention of Truth this month? Sometimes when I open my journal and begin my entry, I will pause for a moment and think to myself “What is my Truth today?” and allow that to pour onto my pages. Let this month hold the reflection of deepening your Diving Truth. May it be gentle and kind!