We Lie Best When We Lie To Ourselves

“We lie best when we lie to ourselves.”

I adore Stephen King’s writing and I laughed out loud when I read that line this morning in his novel It, because I have found that to be so true for myself. I think his writing resonates with me because it’s so real. He has a way of seeing and describing those lies we tell ourselves, so we can keep on keepin’ on every day. Through his stories, he teases those lies out of the dark and brings them into the light of day. When I tell people I love to read his books, nine times out of ten, the response back is, “He’s too scary for me.” I know what I’ve always thought people meant by that (and what they do consciously mean), is that the blood and horror topics that are a part of most of his stories are too scary for them. What I now think they mean (unconsciously), is that those lies he brings up out of the dark and explores through the horrors in his stories are more than they want to see and deal with. They would rather keep them down in the dark, because once light shines on them, they can’t ever be fully put back to rest in the dark. Stephen King is too real for them.

I’m not sure what drew me to start this blog post like this, except that I’ve been facing my own lies and dealing with a lot of realness for myself over the past few years. I started facing, one by one, the lies that were hiding from me in the dark of my subconscious and it has been the most liberating thing I have ever done. At the same time, I have been consciously developing my connection to the light energy of Spirit, through Reiki and nature-based practices. It’s taken work in the light and the dark, for me to learn how to manage years of depression, anxiety, insecurity, and unhappiness. I am stronger and more joyful now that I have succumbed to this process of self-exploration and change. I have learned about myself in ways I never imagined and found skills I never dreamed I would possess. This work has taught me how to take care of myself in a way that will keep me healthy and allow me to share my talents and gifts with the world without fear restricting me.

What I am sharing with you now is my re-envisioned version of Tranquil Hearth: Self-Care Mentorship for Joyful Living. Over the past few years, I have worked to gain and grow skills in areas such as Reiki, Shamanism, Tarot/Oracle card reading, dreamwork, past life regression, and other topics. I have found a natural affinity around working with energy, whether it be my own, another person’s, nature’s, or Spirit’s. I sense and receive intuitive information as part of this energy work. My analytical mind has the capacity to easily connect the dots between this sensed information and situations that manifest in people’s lives.

My work is to help you:

  1. Explore the energy in your life,

  2. Adjust the energy for better self-care,

  3. Lead a more joyful life!

I have spent the better part of this year thinking about how I can best use my skills, interests and energy to lead a life that feels good to me and helps make the world I live in better. This is the way. Providing sustained and practical support for you as you learn to navigate the light and dark in your life is where my time is best spent. If you are interested in working with me, please explore my website and sign up for your Fee-Free Introductory Mentorship Session. I look forward to working with you!

~ Jen

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