The Reality of Truth


What is truth? Truth, like fact, is a strong belief that something, as seen from your perspective, is as it is perceived. What is the difference between a truth and a fact? They both require some evidence, don’t they? Why do you look at something and say, “That is a fact,” and you look at something else and say, “That is the truth?” Can anything really be a fact or a truth? Is it all perception, or is it reality? Or, rather, is it a perception of reality?

The truth can be limiting or it can be enormously beneficial. It all depends on your perspective. The truth is reality from your perspective. But if it is the reality you do not prefer, then the truth is limiting. It will hold you where you are. If you are constantly telling the “truth” about your situation, you’re not going to move away from that circumstance into a preferred condition. Telling the truth when you do not like your reality will cause you to remain focused in that reality. Telling the truth about the reality you prefer will lead you to that experience.

You have been conditioned to tell the truth, but the truth is not as glimmering as you think is. There are flaws in your premise that the truth should be upheld as a standard of behavior. There are few instances where the truth is actually beneficial. Mostly, you tell the truth of an unwanted condition and you tell the lie of a wanted condition. It would be more beneficial to do the opposite.

What is the benefit of talking about something you don’t like? Is it simply because it’s true? Why is that good? When you talk about what is when you don’t like the present condition, you ground yourself in that present state of reality. If your desire is to move to a different, improved reality, it would be more beneficial to talk about what is wanted rather than what is.

When you complain about aspects of your life that are true, you bring more of those things into your life by your focus on them. The Law of Attraction does not know or care what’s true. It only brings more of what you’re feeling, thinking, and talking about into your experience. Since you are the creator of that experience, your complaints come across as desires and your actual
desires, which you consider not yet true, come across as fables or lies. Can you see from the Law of Attraction’s point of view that your complaints, because you see them as truth, have a stronger signal than your desires?

When you wish for something wanted that does not presently exist in your reality, you think of it as a nonexistent thing. Since it is not real to you, it is neither a fact nor a truth. Therefore, it is a lie. If you wanted a million dollars and said “I have a million dollars,” you would consider yourself a liar. But if you said “I am poor,” you would consider that to be the truth. Because the Law of Attraction responds to what you believe, your truth is a strongly held belief and the lie is not believed and therefore has little attractive quality.

So, how can you change these beliefs? How can you live a different truth? Simply change your perspective.

You cannot see yourself as the center of the universe, as the creator of your own reality, as worthy beyond measure, and as poor at the same time. Surely, if it was true that you were worthy, you could not be poor. The truth is either you are worthy or you are poor. If one is true then the other is false. If it is true that you are worthy, it is not true that you are poor. Therefore, you are not poor. Your present state is simply a starting point and, as a worthy being, you are on your way to the life of abundance that is your divine right.

You would not look at a child and say that the child is beautiful and worthy but also poor. The aspect of the child’s being poor, while true because the child lives under the care of its parents, is not considered. When you look at the child, all you see are the wonderful possibilities for its future. Just because something can be seen as true does not mean it is true or that it needs to be analyzed. The only truth is that which benefits the beliefs that will help create a wonderful life experience. Anything less need not be noticed.

What is the real difference between consistently looking for the good in everything and picking out the reasons for the bad that exists now? Why would you be better off focusing on the positive over the negative? Even if the negative appears true, what is the benefit in seeing the truth if it is a negative thing? There is no upside in looking at the truth of anything if that truth does not help you live a richer and more exhilarating life experience. There is no purpose in analyzing the negative aspects of your past in order to determine the cause of your unhappiness today. Look for the positive in everything and your life will become more positive.

The truth is that you are far more than you believe you are. The truth is that this universe was designed to support your joyous expansion. Anything less than the best life experience for you is not the truth. It is a lie.

If you are living in poverty, you are living a lie. You are meant to live in abundance, and what you think about yourself is not the truth. The truth is that you are absolutely worthy, but if you are not living the life you prefer, then what you’re thinking about is not the truth. The truth is that you are unique to all of existence. If you are not thrilled by how wonderful and special you really are, you’re simply telling yourself a lie.

The truth is what you desire to be true, not what is true. The only truth about your current circumstance is that it is part of your journey of self-discovery. When you are traveling from one continent to another, the truth is that you are on a trip, not trapped in the ocean. See yourself as in the middle of a journey and the truth is that you will soon arrive at your destination. Your present situation is just a dot on the map. You might explore this area for a while, but soon you’ll be on the road again and headed toward the life you prefer.

Don’t believe in any truth that does not serve you. Only when something unwanted is noticed does it become true. Do not pay attention to the truth of anything unwanted. Simply realize that the unwanted thing is really an illusion and that when you change your perception, you can change the validity of the truth of anything unwanted. Believe in the truth of your worthiness and of your journey. Believe in the truth of your desires. All of your desires exist in your probable future, and therefore they are true. If something wanted exists, even if it exists in your probable future, then it is absolutely true.

We Are Joshua

Joshua is a group of nonphysical teachers channeled by Gary Temple Bodley. Their practical teachings provide a greater understanding of the mechanism of physical reality, the Law of Attraction, and how to leverage universal forces to enhance our lives. Joshua’s first book “A Perception of Reality” explains the nature of reality using plain english in an easy-to-understand format. This book is the next step for those awakened individuals seeking higher levels of consciousness and awareness.

Dear Joshua,

If I keep vibrating a certain quality or feeling and it keeps appearing through mates that are like my father, same qualities etc.. Is it possible it is my father who keeps coming back through these mates? Can those who have croaked come back over and over again?

I understand you either attract people because you feel that way or you Definitely don’t want anyone like that in your world The later resonates with me.


Dear Trisha,

You have asked a question that will help many, many people and we want to address the entirety of your question as well as the individual parts. First, you wonder if you are attracting people like your father because your father is coming back to this reality in another incarnation. While he may come back if he wishes to do so and he may even interact with you in some regard, he has not come back in that way and would not do so. This would be too confusing for you and he is aware of that.

We will start by saying that everyone you know or have known in this physical reality you also know in the nonphysical. You interact there and here. You make plans for there and here. You love and adore each other in the nonphysical and you come together in this reality to explore various aspects of your relationship just for the fun of doing so. At times you may not think it’s fun here, but you will definitely have a laugh about it from your nonphysical perspective.

You are not attracting your father as a mate but you see certain aspects of your father in the mates you choose. Let’s see if we can bring that into clarity for you. Imagine the personality of your father and how that personality carried forth into the nonphysical after his transition. In physical form he was love, appreciation, tender, hard working, supportive of his family, caring, and many other wonderful qualities and these are the aspects of his personality that he carried with him to the nonphysical. In his physical body he also carried some traits that were in the form of human baggage. He might have been insecure, fearful or worried. He might have been defensive or overly protective. He might have been angry or disappointed. These traits did not follow him into the nonphysical.

So when you are thinking that your mate has some qualities of your father are you thinking of the loving aspects or the fearful aspects? You get to choose. There is only one person in this world you need to love. It is not a mate or a parent, it is you. You must learn to love yourself and from that standpoint of self-love and selfappreciation, you will attract one who sees in you what you see in yourself. If you love yourself, you will attract someone who sees what you see. If you are insecure about your love for yourself, you will find someone who is insecure in your love for them. Until you change how you feel about yourself, you cannot attract anyone, friends or lovers, who see you for more than you see yourself. Love yourself first. Really own it and mean it. Do not love yourself in order to get someone who will also love you, love yourself regardless of what happens.

So how does one come to love themselves. It is simply a matter of realization that who you are is perfect in this moment. We see your perfection and you must come, over time, to see it as well. You are perfect whether you think you are or not. We use the term “perfect” rather than good or worthy because we want there to be no levels in this meaning. When we say worthy or good you can compare yourself to another and believe yourself to be more or less worthy or good than another. In this case you are perfect and there is no room for improvement. All others are perfect just where they are as well. There is nothing you can do to become better for you are perfect as you are.

You can’t be better and then start to love yourself. You can’t be more beautiful, successful, confident, smarter, more spiritually evolved and then love yourself. You must love yourself unconditionally now, as you are and the side effect will be those other things.

Don’t ever compare yourself to others, only compare you to you. Look at who you are now and see the progress from who you were. See your own evolution and see how< much you’ve grown. The you that you are now is ready for you to love yourself. Until you do, no relationship can manifest in the way you want it to.

Are you starting to understand how this all works? Can you see that the mates you attracted were not like your father; they were like you. They loved you in the exact way you loved yourself. They treated you how you treated yourself. They will always think of you in the exact way you think of yourself. They will always, always be a reflection of who you are being.

Your true desire is to be who you really are. Once you do that, you will attract a mate who sees the best in you. They will love you unconditionally because you love yourself unconditionally. It will not be possible for them to love you in any other way. However, if you continue to love yourself conditionally, it will not be possible for a new mate to love you any other way. Your mates will always be a mirror to who you are being. This is the law of the universe and it cannot be any other way.

Fortunately for you, you understand the mechanism of physical reality better than almost anyone you know. You understand more about this stuff than 99% of humanity. You have the tools and the desire to create your own reality. But it’s an inside job. Meditate, appreciate, and learn to love yourself unconditionally. Don’t dream about the mate, don’t hold on to a picture of what a happy relationship looks like. Forget all that stuff. Work on how you feel about yourself and everything will come from there.

It is simple to imagine and become who you really are. You accomplish it in stages.

Stage One: Understand that who you really are is who you would be in the nonphysical. Just as the personality of your father left behind the fearful aspects of his nature when he transitioned to the nonphysical, you must look at those aspects of your personality that you will leave behind when you make your transition. Any though or behavior that stems from love will be carried forth to the nonphysical and any thought or behavior that stems from fear will be left behind.

Stage Two: Act like the highest version of yourself now. Do not fear, only love. Do not protect yourself for that is a stance of fear. You cannot be harmed by words so stop living life by any other standards than your own.

Stage Three: Go inside. Spend time meditating. Communicate with your inner self. Speak to your guides. Imagine yourself as perfect, strong and courageous.

Step Four: Look for signs of growth and development. When something happens that you don’t like, look at it and see the message, the lesson, the new understanding that comes from it and appreciate it. We’re talking about all events, large and small. If someone honks their horn at you or gives you a rude comment, don’t react in the old ways. Look for the message!

Step Five: Focus on the aspects of your life that are going well.

Step Six: Compare the now you to the old you and see how far you’ve come. Never compare yourself, or your situation to another; compare you to you.

Step Seven: Believe, believe, believe. Believe that all things are coming to you because they are meant to come in order for you to expand. Believe that everything that comes to you is right and is part of the journey and the process. Believe in the power of your mind and your abilities. You are more powerful than you know. You are doing better than you think. Come to terms with the you that is and love every aspect that is you now in this moment and in the next and the next.

You are loved more than you can imagine. You are never alone. We see your amazing perfection. It’s time for you to see what we see.