At the Festival of Enlightenment three unrelated people said to me, on different occasions,


“Why are you holding back. You’re greatest assist is your straight forwardness, the way you see right through the crap and can deliver the message with so much clarity.”

Fiona Maguire

I have been told all my life not to be so blunt, rude. This has hurt so much through all my life because I was not trying to be like this. This is just the way I am made. It was coming from my heart; I was open to what I was seeing – what was really there. I did not, naturally, get caught up in all the emotion, projection, masks and falseness.


In fact, I think I did not even see this until I let family and friends convince me of my wrong doings and show me how I could fit in, have more friends and be more liked. What then happened is that I saw the world through more of their eyes and the light sparkle in mine started to fade, until I became depressed.


It was not until I studied Crainosacral Therapy that I realised that I had shut down my ‘gifts’ and started to re-open them.


I choose to see the energy in everything the way it is and not be attached to it; or to dress it up in any way that may leave room for manoeuvre and misunderstandings. I choose to live the truth of how it appears to be.


This may not be your truth. However, it will open what is the truth in you, if your prepared to go there and see you, for maybe the first time ever or since you were taught how to see by your family and friends.


I am so grateful to the people in my life that see my heart and see that the only intention I have ever had and will ever have, is for people to let go of that which keeps them from loving themselves and then be able to start to love themselves.

Your truth lies within You. Not in others perception or projection of you. You are unique the way you see the world is meant for your eyes only. You contain your own gifts that light up the world and add to it in the only way you can.

If you are living like I was, according to social rules and trying to conform you may never know who you are. You may never know what it is like to feel the sun on your face and know that you are home, when you are content in yourself being and living yourself: that is your truth.

My Truth
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6 thoughts on “My Truth

  • July 7, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Oh, Fiona…I was moved to tears by this sharing. Beautiful! I feel really affirmed, and inspired to be even more of myself. I have been coming out of my shell, out of hiding, for so long. I’m 51 yo, and it’s really been a lifelong journey back to wholeness, as it is for so many of us. When we said good bye at our cabin at the Festival, I was feeling that I would have liked to have had the opportunity to spend more time with you earlier in the week, or had tried harder to make the opportunity possible. What a beautiful heart you have! I am happy to have modern communications methods so that I can read your writings and drink in the wisdom and unflinching honesty.

    I am a nurse practitioner by training, and even before being in a profession where truth telling with compassion is a regular part of the job, I would be asked in my restaurant management jobs (by my managers) to do things like fire someone, talk with a female employee about her body odor, and counsel a depressed employee who had been acting very strangely at work. My managers said they trusted me to be direct and tell the truth with love and compassion, so that the person left the encounter feeling better than before, and left with a tool or tools for going forward in a more positive and productive way. You don’t always know the effect you have on someone in these situations. I years later learned that the depressed employee had been thinking of killing herself when we spoke, and some shift that occurred during our talk led her to a place of no longer wanting to do that, and she was then able to take the steps needed to help herself and get her life into a higher vibration. You just never know what may happen when you’re living from your heart and being fully yourself. So I’m so glad you’re not holding back anymore, and I’m so grateful for meeting you and being inspired by you….and I look forward to getting to know you better!

  • July 8, 2011 at 12:55 am

    You are so absolutely right.The people who can see your beauty without judgement are your true friends. Family members usually have their own motives or values they expect you to adhere to. Your “friends” who want you to conform to their values are not your friends. The real gift is to find and surround yourself with people who love you because you are genuine and honest. The rest are not worth your time or energy. I admire your open heart and honesty and truly look forward to seeing you again at the next FOE, if not sooner.

  • July 8, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Hopefully sooner x

  • July 8, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Hello Fiona and thanks for the call the other have amazing gifts and I am so blessed to have met you…I look forward to speaking with you soon as I am ready(I believe) to finally seeing, and living my truth..

  • July 11, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Thank you Patrick
    I look forward to hearing from you x

  • July 11, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    Hi Hayat
    I was moved by your post. Thank you for your honesty and sharing x


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