The Polygamist's Daughter

Stories, Reflections and Conclusions of Life on the Inside


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Doubt vs. Discernment

As I child I was taught to not doubt my religion, and that doubt was the devil tempting to lead me astray. What I didn’t understand then was the difference between doubt and discernment.

Doubt is based in fear while discernment is based in love.

Doubt is so much more than temptation. Doubt blocks us from discovering our own truth and divine greatness. Discernment is our higher-self, our loving spirit, teaching us how to think outside the confines of fear. In that regard, doubt then is from the devil, just not the way it has been taught to so many of us.

Doubt is a deception.

If deception is a temptation away from our full and true capability, then one can see how it could be construed as being from the devil. Doubt can be used to serve a particular religion, and it can also be used against us in our own individual spiritual evolution. Doubt comes from the illusion of fear and darkness where discernment comes from the light of truth.

Doubt keeps human beings stuck where they are, while discernment gives them the courage to move forward.

Question everything, discern everything, even the doubting voice coming from your own mind, and especially the doubt placed upon you by others.

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Until next time, Be Fearless and Free!


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Rachel Jeffs Speaks Out

Every time one of us has the courage to speak our truth, the old Patriarchy loses a bit of its control, and we create a more balanced world.

Women all over the world are finding the courage to pull their pain stories out from under wraps and go public with their truth. As they do, we become a forest of voices rather than just the outspoken few. Until we acknowledge the disease of fear and control, we cannot remedy it with love, the only power that will heal the dis-eases on our planet.

Thank you Rachel! As scary as it is to face the demons of your past, you are standing up with your sword of truth, and cutting through the darkness of fear. Light ahead to you in your quest for deeper healing and becoming more of who you were REALLY born to be.

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Light ahead to each of you as you search for your light in the darkness.

Until next time, Get Bold, Be Courageous and Speak Your Truth!


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Suffering In Silence

The religion that I grew up with told us that suffering was a gift from God for women, and women suffering in silence allowed men their birthright to have joy. Suffering made women more beautiful because it kept them meek and humble, and at the feet and will of men.

The paradox of joy and suffering, in this system of belief was very extreme, and was encoded in me as a very young child. It is still a work in progress, as life is. Finding the courage to speak my truth in the presence of men can still unnerve me at times.

Suffering does’t make anyone more beautiful, but it can offer a lesson in self-growth that can lead to a more beautiful way of moving through life.

The paradox of joy and suffering are a part of the human experience, as paradoxes are. The paradox exists as a medium for growth. There is a difference between embracing the paradox of joy and suffering, and being a doormat for suffering in the belief that it is a spiritual practice.

Joy is a result of recognizing the suffering exists and healing it; first accepting its existence, and second, treating it with healthy applications of love, beginning with self-love. 

The paradox of suffering and joy exists. How we work with the paradox is how we find joy. This is with our own suffering, as well as the suffering of others. 

Recognizing the suffering, and wallowing in it without resolution, are two different things. There is also a difference between processing the suffering and spiritually bypassing it.

Without recognition and acceptance, then processing and resolution, the lesson that suffering has to offer isn’t learned. Ignoring, stuffing (staying sweet and silent) or bypassing the suffering halts to path to joy. Until the lesson is learned, the suffering will continue, and joy is held at bay. 

The suffering will keep coming up, again and again, until it is resolved and the lesson is learned.  

Choose to see the suffering as an opportunity for personal self-growth. This requires facing it with courage, refusing to stuff it and pretend it doesn’t exist and resolve it with love and fortitude. 

Life is that ALL beings might have joy. Everyone suffers, it is part of the human experience on earth school. How long we suffer, and how we manage the suffering is a choice. We are all empowered with choice.

Choose Joy!