The Deceit in Research and the Media – Let’s get back to Truth

by Sarah Cloutier, Animation Producer, London, UK

What is truth? Stephen Fry, a broadcaster and academic in the UK stated, “Truth is what is felt in the heart.”

Lies are everywhere, we are bombarded by the insidious evil of them – they permeate our thoughts, our language, written word, our entire existence is built on this false foundation.

We use them to bolster our fragile status quo and we create whole belief systems around the lies to justify our actions.

Look at the research around food. One study will say coffee is good for you; another will state the fact that it is a psychoactive drug that harms the nervous system, brain function and liver. Some doctors say that alcohol in moderation is good for your heart and are now informing pregnant women that drinking is harmless to their unborn child, others have proven that it damages the arteries, blood quality and brain function. The dairy industry marketing machine continues to say it (dairy) is our main source of calcium. Yet, facts prove that our bodies retain more calcium from leafy greens/broccoli and that consistent dairy product consumption causes lung, sinus conditions, IBS and a higher risk of cancer in adults.

The research shows that there is a clear distinction between what is considered fact and what our bodies are telling us. And our bodies are shouting loudly with diabetes, obesity, cancer of all kinds, mental illness, suicide and sick leave, to name a few. These are skyrocketing globally.  Multi-symptomatic cases are presenting that require many specialists working together towards finding a solution for people who are desperate for an end to their pain.

It doesn’t make any sense, Does It?

Similarly, the worldwide press continues to print lies and half-truths for the masses that enable a general populace to remain ignorant and misled. Fed on a stingy meal of gossip, tabloid criticism and lies, the world’s population picks up the crumbs of ‘truth’ and builds a whole belief system based on scraps of flimsy ‘evidence’ and innuendo. Our ‘intelligence’ is read, absorbed and regurgitated.

Every press has its modus operandi – to gain more readership than another. The more readers, the more they will come back for another bowl of trifle. Profits have clearly become more important than truth and care, and so the people behind the press (researchers, journalists, marketers) lie to convince you to believe their story. Then they are rewarded for telling lies with higher share prices, promotions, status or awards. Every day we are reading cruel anecdotes passed off as ‘news’ that denigrate people who are unlikely to have the funds to take legal action against the rot of lies flung against them. And we gorge ourselves on it. Why?

Actors, musicians, politicians and their families and their children – literally anyone in the public eye has a target marked on their back. It seems that ‘freedom of speech’ has created the public execution by pen and this modern media expression is everywhere, and can attack by many means. Burning at the stake was the easy way out compared to the long, drawn out torture by faceless perpetrators on Twitter, Facebook, and commenting on blog posts. ‘Perceived strength through anonymous, abusive actions’. Why are they in hiding?

If you deign to stick your head above the parapet and start speaking truth, there are those out there who do not want their life of lies to be exposed – and they will inevitably take a shot. The pen can definitely be mightier than the sword – or so they think.

Lies are calculated and manufactured to mislead, control and manipulate. And whether intended or not, they always hurt people. Even when we lie to ‘protect’ someone, there is always an intention of control and manipulation. Truth, on the other hand, offers the opportunity to see things as they really are. From truth, we can begin to make changes in the world and break from the illusion we are choosing.

The truth can only be veiled by lies – it is never destroyed. What we perceive is truth can only be felt and discerned by one who truly commits to feeling first from the heart. Stephen Fry is one individual who, like many, is observing that we have this knowing within us and can expose the true quality of lies, naturally.

By continuing to allow lies to dictate how we think, we are choosing to stay separate and judge each other in harsh criticism, comparison and jealousy.

By continuing to perpetuate the lies by NOT SPEAKING UP, we allow others to wallow in the rotting waste of misappropriated truths we have been force-fed for millennia. The biggest lie of all is that we think that nothing we say in defence of truth will make a difference. I was speaking with a colleague and they said that speaking out is only a drop in the ocean and it won’t change anything. But this complacency and accepting the current status quo is our own undoing. Only through our responsibility will we be able to shift the current norm.

It’s time to take off the blindfold and clearly see the world. We have created it. Only when we stand up and tenderly and compassionately deal with childhood hurts will we be truly free to choose to take responsibility. With acceptance, humility and deep care for ourselves, we can then choose to feel more and live in a way that honours everyone, equally. When we move past the pain that we carry, we stop living to keep the world out – we can choose to let the world in.  Only then can we truly feel what is really going on.

What I am seeing more and more is that when I come to the truth, I am not alone. There are many others gathering around the world who have chosen to not compromise on truth – to observe, feel and speak it. We have an opportunity to expose lies and their insidious nature in our lives. When I connect to truth, it offers an awareness of the possibility of exploring another way, where we all live and express according to the love that we are within. This will reveal a very different world; the choice rests with us.

810 thoughts on “The Deceit in Research and the Media – Let’s get back to Truth

  1. Very powerful Sarah, the media will continue to print whatever best serves it’s readership numbers, which at the end of the day, is what the masses are calling for. They will not change until we do… the power is all with us, vote with our dollars and do not buy their publications, and they will soon change their tune.

  2. A very clear and powerful writing Sara delivering the truth about the lies we continually perpetuate in the way we think and live – all governed by the stranglehold of illusion from a consciousness we are conditioned to believe is real, over many millennia. Thank God, Serge Benhayon offers the reflection of another way to live – from truth.
    “Truth, on the other hand, offers the opportunity to see things as they really are. From truth, we can begin to make changes in the world and break from the illusion we are choosing”.

  3. Sarah I love all that you have shared here and agree, it’s definitely ‘time to take off the blindfold and clearly see the world’ that we have created.

  4. To think that we do not have a role to play, when it is about ending abuse and making it about love again, is simply exposing our irresponsible ways. How we prefer to stay blind and have a break from what is really happening in the world. How we are used to keeping ourselves numb, so that we do not have to act on what is actually required from us. The moment we think that we are different than the rest, or do not belong to that person or that group or humanity itself- we separate ourselves from the whole and hence, individuality is felt and lived. So we’ve all done that, and so must play our part again, taking the responsibility we know we have to take step by step, and then we will see what happens in our world today.. It will be a very different, but clear world when at least we have more and more truth.

  5. You’ve written a very solid complete blog, Sarah and it’s very clear no one gets away with the effects of a lie. And like you say;’Even when we lie to ‘protect’ someone, there is always an intention of control and manipulation. Truth, on the other hand, offers the opportunity to see things as they really are. From truth, we can begin to make changes in the world and break from the illusion we are choosing.’ And we don’t have to wait on someone else (as I did and sometimes still do) but we can all make the choice to express and feel how natural it is for us to live and speak the truth that’s just there in our bodies waiting to come out.

  6. Recently I’ve been feeling how beautifully this world is designed – for yes, we can sense and feel the truth, but our power to do this comes from our relationships and the way we connect to each other – together we have the whole picture of truth. So it makes sense to me, reading this morning that when we miss this connection and lie to ourselves, our joint expression, the media would become warped and twisted too. So how beautiful to see with blogs like these that as we come back to us, our true media returns too. Thank you Sarah for your joyful journalism here.

  7. Interesting that you start your blog on Truth and Lies with the statement: Stephen Fry, a broadcaster and academic in the UK stated, “Truth is what is felt in the heart.”

    I also just heard a video where Stephen Fry states: “Why should I respect a capricious, mean-minded, stupid God who creates a world which is so full of injustice and pain?”

    Nobody who is connected to their inner-heart could ever make such a statement about God who is pure Love.

    As you say lies are everywhere and are an expression of us being disconnected from the love and truth we all share equally.

    You can find the truth about God, Truth, Love and the Evil use of language that separate us from our love and truth at http://www.unimedliving.com/unimedpedia

  8. Being presented the truth may rock our world of comfort and bring up long buried feelings but at least then we have a choice to begin to heal what has been shown to us. If we keep on accepting the lies we are being fed by so many areas of society there is little hope of change so then it is so heartening to know that here are many “gathering around the world who have chosen to not compromise on truth – to observe, feel and speak it”; from this great change will come.

  9. What a super strong blog Sarah – you clearly show how words can be used to mean anything, the complete opposite of what the truth is. The world we live in shows that one and one does not always equal two, unless we bring in our body to identify truth. No wonder we dedicate so much time and effort to numbing what we feel, as it goes against almost everything we hold to be real. The fact is though living from our body is the only way out of this illusionary maze of words and ideas we help create.

  10. There’s a lot you share here Sarah and I think every part of it is important and very valid. Asking the questions like why do we gorge on junk media – on lies and gossip, judgement, bitching, comparison and jealousy instead of calling for true news and media are key for us to truly bring about change in how we live our own lives and in our world.

  11. When something is created from a certain energy it is designed to keep one in that energy. Much media comes from an untruth and sensationalism, created to draw one into the energy and become a part of it, enjoin it. In a society that can no longer discern truth from untruth by feeling what energy is behind something, we often are carried away with what is on offer.

  12. “Truth, on the other hand, offers the opportunity to see things as they really are. From truth, we can begin to make changes in the world and break from the illusion we are choosing”. It is in protecting our hurts that separates us from our selves and from others and in this protection, the shutting down of our hearts connection, truth can never be found.

  13. Whenever I am running with the energy of anger what I consider ‘true’ is widely different to when I am loving and harmonious. For example, I may regret what I find myself thinking and saying about other people. I have found that being committed to truth is more than just spouting judgements and ideals about how the world and people should be. It also requires a commitment to living a responsible and loving life.

  14. How do we discern what is true and what is not? By having a relationship with our body and feeling rather than believing what we hear and see.

  15. No matter what we try and do to avoid and eliminate truth it remains and will always remain as the foundation that unites us all. When connected to truth I am an equal part of that which makes up the universe, connected to everyone and everything and although lies are said in an attempt to bring down and destroy it is truth that exposes and conquers all.

    1. Beautifully said Caroline, our power is with truth, when we lie we in fact chicken out and know that eventually it will be exposed and we have to return to truth – this is inevitable.

  16. It is shocking to realise how much success is build on lies in our society. We know this is not a solid foundation and eventually will collapse, it is like building on sand. Lies don’t hold as the truth is inevitable.

  17. “speaking out is only a drop in the ocean and it won’t change anything.” This is what we are made to believe but it is not true, as how could there be change if we didn’t start somewhere. It is the consistency that makes this drop a puddle, a lake, an ocean and inspires others.

  18. Lies hurt others and also the one expressing them and causes separation,, whereas truth unites us and holds us all in respect.

  19. We know the truth in every cell of our bodies, it’s simply whether we choose to use this truth as our compass for life, or if we let ourselves be guided by all the misinterpretations of the truth that we get in the media etc. The choice to know the truth is always ours.

  20. ‘When we move past the pain that we carry, we stop living to keep the world out – we can choose to let the world in.’ Allowing ourselves to be truly vulnerable may not come easily when we have a long history of doing the opposite but no love can come in if we are stubbornly holding a position of hurt, and when we connect with the absolute truth where is the pain?

    1. Just goes to show that we know more than we let ourselves know – a better ‘hush up so we don’t rock the boat’ kind of mentality in most instances.

  21. I love this contribution; it makes it clear that we need to deal with our hurts, sooner rather than later. If not, we are completely at the mercy of whatever is being peddled as facts, truth and evidence-based research or practice.

  22. A stunning exposure and call for us to step up out of the apathetic ways that have lead to the lies and corruption that seeps through and taints each nation and system, and to choose to live the truth that resides within so to begin to resurrect a living truth in the world that we deserve to live in.

  23. Yes, we have created this way of living and it is our responsibility to clear up the mess we have made. This responsibility extends much further than most of us are willing to accept. It is in our everyday choices, our everyday movements and our everyday expressions. We are responsible in every moment – there is no ‘down time’. It will only be when humanity at large chooses not to support the way the media is operating that it will change.

  24. We are so truth-starved, and the media does have a lot to answer for. But looking at the way we live, it actually suits us that way – for us to stay ignorant and apathetic, because it is us who is choosing to go by what we read/hear in the media instead of what our body says; it is us who chooses to go after a moment of bliss or excitement over joy/stillness/harmony. We are being fed what we are asking for. Truth has never not been available to us. Ever.

  25. The choice always rests with us and as you have highlighted Sarah, it is our responsibility to speak up against the deceit and lies that abound in our society; how else will it change if we do not!

  26. It is clear people want truth, and they want it badly. People know when the person who is being super nice is actually super fake. People know when the person who is feigning being too busy to do more work is actually just creating drama. Truth is wanted, desired and recognised, and it is available for anyone who is willing to live a life that holds truth as something to be valued.

  27. By being repeatedly told something, for example, that milk is good for us, many begin to take on the belief, but not only that, they do not ever question if it is actually our prime source of calcium. It is as if, when we given the same information over and over again, and so many others around us are agreeing with it, that we simply consider it to be the truth. And then when presented with the fact that this may not be the case, the actual truth is way too hard to accept.

  28. ‘It’s time to take off the blindfold and clearly see the world. We have created it. Only when we stand up and tenderly and compassionately deal with childhood hurts will we be truly free to choose to take responsibility.’

    Yes, and to this I would add that being prepared to listen to someone who lives free of the lies and enmeshment we live in – who has woken from the slumber we are all otherwise in – is critical in terms of beginning to see through the fog we have created. Such a person for me, and many others, is Serge Benhayon.

  29. Taking off the blindfold is daunting, because we then have to face the level of atrocity we have chosen not to see for a very long time. But, it’s necessary, necessary for us to take responsibility for our part in the devastation of humanity, and not by means of self punishment, but by standing up and speaking our truth rather than allowing the corruption to continue with our blindfolds on.

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