Truth is a goal. Truth is also the path that takes you to that goal. And truth is one of the ten higher values to which all souls aspire.

We’re taught, from early childhood, the importance of telling the truth.

We punish our children when they lie. We drop friends when they lie to us. Couples divorce because of lies.

Yet, we’ve allowed someone who lies so frequently that when he tells the truth, it’s a cause for comment, to become the most powerful person in the USA.

Donald Trump deserves to be both pitied and condemned. Pitied as someone who is a spiritually damaged and mentally ill, and condemned for the toxic effect his lies have on our society.

Recently, a group of US psychiatrists issued a warning about Trump’s mental state, which they believe presents a danger to all of us.

“Worse than just being a liar or a narcissist, in addition he is paranoid, delusional and grandiose in his thinking, and he proved that to the country the first day he was President. If Donald Trump really believes he had the largest crowd size in history, that’s delusional.” 

~Dr. Gartner, Founder, Duty to Warn

The fact that truth no longer holds the value it once had is worrying.

That Trump can’t seem to separate truth from fiction is of even greater concern. Trump lied his way into the presidency. Is there not, then, a danger he could lie the country into a war?

“We are using the word ‘lie’ deliberately. Not every falsehood is deliberate on Trump’s part. But it would be the height of naiveté to imagine he is merely making honest mistakes. He is lying.”

~David Leonhardt and Stuart A. Thompson, The New York Times

Trump accuses The New York Times of being fake news.

At the same time, he ignores the National Enquirer’s endless and ridiculous lies (Hillary Clinton Gives Birth to Alien Baby), and uses the tabloid to plant stories and take out revenge on his perceived enemies. He even took to Twitter to recommend its publisher for the position of CEO of Time Magazine.

Despite what Trump has repeatedly said, Barack Obama was not born in Kenya. Thousands of Muslims did not take to the streets to cheer the destruction of the World Trade Center on 9/11. Three-five million people did not vote illegally in 2016. Ted Cruz’s father was not involved in assassinating JFK. The list goes on…

If you or I lied like Trump, we’d be at serious risk of incurring some very bad karma.

But the ripple effect from Trump’s lies creates a level of karma that will take lifetimes to balance. Lies have consequences, and Trump’s lies have led to Muslims being beaten and killed, women being groped and denigrated, and other minorities being marginalized and persecuted. Lives, careers, and futures have been destroyed.

I’m speaking my truth when I say Donald Trump is a pathological liar, and unfit to hold any kind of public office.

And I believe that there should be serious condemnation of his lies from both ends of the political spectrum. This is not about partisan politics. His lies have the potential to destroy lives, and affect us all in powerfully negative ways.

Someone warned me earlier this year to be careful what I wrote about Trump. While I understand why many are cautious, in my opinion, to say nothing about his deplorable actions (and those who support them) is the same as condoning them.

And if you’ve been reading my newsletter since last November, you’ll remember that my Spirit Guides tell us that there’s a spiritual imperative to push back against the tide of hatred and cruelty, and to be on the right side of history.

In other words, to speak your truth.

 

Members of Ainslie’s SoulWorld Community are exploring the importance—and many benefits of—speaking your truth. And how this simple act offers tremendous healing potential.

If you want to learn how to speak your truth, come join us in membership!