-Honesty and dishonesty are both parts of the moral structure, which is a man-made psychic structure/belief system.
-Living with a strong sense of honesty and morality is “middle-of-the-road” in a vibrational sense!
-There are states of being that are beyond morality, some of which include love, communication, seduction, and understanding!
I created a previous post detailing truth as an intensely-felt portion of reality, however, I'll love to create another post about honesty and dishonesty because I left a couple of important parts out in my first post.
What is honesty? Why be honest? More importantly, how do we transcend honesty, and why? These are the questions that we'll answer below :)
The Essence of Truth and The Essence of Dishonesty
I always like to compare honesty and dishonesty with the hero and the villain - you can't have one without the other. An honest man is only an honest man if there are other men who are dishonest!
This isn't a full and complete explanation - in essence, truth is regenerative and dishonesty is degenerative. One builds and the other destroys, and I argue that these are felt realities experienced by many people who are alive today. In a spiritual context, honesty is a bright yellow whereas dishonesty is a combination of dark colors (especially dark purple).
I'm almost 100% certain that we've created this part of reality for thousands of years. That is, we told/tell ourselves that honesty is good and dishonesty is bad so, so often that now it's a deeply held belief in the collective unconscious. Just like any creation, it has a substance that comprises it, but there was also a creator that created it - and in this case, there are those who carry the belief structure forward into the future!
Honesty is definitely middle-of-the-road in a vibrational sense. Being honest is much better than being impulse-driven, but it's not quite comparable to spiritual enlightenment. It's best for many of us to understand what honesty is and why we should be honest because it would help bring us out of (at least some of) the misery we're in right now!
Honesty and Morality
Honesty is a part of the moral structure. Good and bad, right and wrong, honest and dishonest. The hero and villain archetypes play themselves out on the moral level and so does almost everybody on one level or another!
That's not to say it's a bad thing - there are many of us who find infinite meaning in conforming to moral structures, and even the villains enjoy going against the heroes because of the meaning it holds for them. In fact, having good morals and acting them out can be seriously amazing for your life!
However, there are states of being that are beyond morality! This is not an excuse to rationalize being immoral while feeling a sense of positive morality, however, there are simply metaphysical places to be and games to play that have nothing to do with the structure of morality.
One of these games happens to be the game of seduction. Often in seduction we say and do things that would be considered immoral if we viewed them from a moral perspective (for example, saying something like "I'll always be there for you" simply to produce the feeling of love in another). One state that is beyond morality is the state you move into when you question the existence and purpose of morality. And now that I think about it, Nechzie wrote an entire book about what is beyond good and evil (beyond morality) that goes into much more detail than I do here! Music transcends morality until someone sings lyrics that conform to the structure of morality.
Now, please note that it is not wrong or evil to stop subscribing or adhering to this man-made metaphysical belief system. You won't become a killer just because you stop choosing to be on the level of morality because you're disidentifying from immoral as well as moral actions and beliefs! In fact, you may even receive more well-being if you move to a better overall perspective since you won't be so stressed about moving towards the light and away from the darkness. If you do this I highly recommend acting/being moral when you're around other people since that's what they respond to; they don't tend to respond to individually-cultivated/adopted perspectives that are outside of the moral perspective :).
There isn't too much to say about honesty! I started this post thinking it was going to be much longer but really I just wanted to promote the idea of moving away from morality since it's a viable option for highly-developed individuals. I'll probably receive a lot of push-back against this idea but I've personally benefited from living outside of the lines of morality so I'll definitely vouch for it.
If you don't know where to start and you plan to "step outside" as I call it I recommend putting your wellbeing and other people's wellbeing at the forefront of your priorities. So, if you don't want to subscribe to the belief system of morality, I recommend striving to be well and to help others be well :)
Thank you for reading! I appreciate your time and consideration, and I'll see you in the next post!