Ever choose a word of the day? Today my word is Integrity. I honestly cannot remember what triggered this word to appear today, but then I am not surprised. Integrity is one of the most highly integrated words I use in an intuitive sense. But then, how does intuition and integrity fit together? Is it a natural alliance, or something we must develop in ourselves?
I appreciate the wikipedia definition of integrity, beginning with this: “Integrity is a concept of consistency of actions, values, methods, measures, principles, expectations, and outcomes.”
Consistency, that’s one of the major keys. Say what you mean, do what you say, and that includes any hidden agenda, the sword that can protect or destroy our integrity.
Integrity is a strong part of the Perception Sessions I provide. My client may believe that they carry on their life with integrity, but it’s easy for me to see when there is a waver in the pristine bubble of their integrity. Is that a bad thing? No, not at all.
We are not here to be perfect, we are here to experience and grow. When I call out to my client the discrepancy I see, I do so from a perspective of appreciation and acceptance, and help them understand why they have a division in their life integrity. Most of the time it is of Noble cause. Sounds old world, doesn’t it, using the word “Noble”.
In today’s words that means that they had a conflict between two strong personal values. Both sides are valid and worthy, so how can that be wrong? We simply reassess, so that the individual can return to their state of integrity. Nice.
The Intuitive Side of Integrity
In my opinion, integrity is different from morals. Integrity is something integrated into our lives, coming alive in all directions: spiritually, intentionally, emotionally, and through our actions. Morals are something we try to live up to, as if it is something separate and outside ourselves. I’d rather be self-fulfilling than be the donkey forever chasing the carrot. It takes so little of our time, but a huge amount of consciousness to shift from “living up to” to the integrated style of “living with integrity”.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this glimpse into the intuitive side of integrity. We’d love to hear your comments, and remember to share this article through facebook, pinterest, twitter, and your other social connections.
The Alliance of Intuition and Integrity © 2013 Estee Taschereau.
The image for this posting comes from Bouguereau’s Integrity. This is only a part of the full image, edited to maintain the integrity of our “PG” rating.