Know When Someone Is Lying

It seems like lying, misinformation and half-truths are everywhere. How can you know when someone is lying to you and when they’re telling the truth?

Did you know that you instinctually know when someone is lying to you?

Your gut instinct is a very good lie detector – as long as you’re present and paying attention! It’s just that for some reason, the information is being blocked from your conscious awareness and you can’t see the signs.

Some lies are obvious, yet in today’s social and political landscape, lies can get lost in the sheer overload of information and misconceptions. Group think. Betrayal. Herd mentality. It’s like a huge web that casts its shadow over the land and curses everyone!

In this exercise we’re going to unravel several reasons why you might not know when someone is lying to you.

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One of the biggest problems is shock. Unfortunately, unresolved shock can take up a lot of mental bandwidth and keep us from being able to discern properly. It can actually make us numb to all the lies that are bombarding us from every direction. That’s why we’re going to start by clearing out any shock that might block your ability to sense misinformation, half-truths or know when someone is looking to cheat you outright. Take several deep breaths and relax while you look at this Circle that helps you release shock and inner conflict.

Imagine you can use it to focus in on a dark web within your mind that’s preoccupying you at the moment. 

What are you concerned about?

You may get a conscious image or message, or you may not.

If your mind is blank or frozen, focus on how “blank” or “frozen” it is, then relax into it with your body.

Once you have a sense that your mind has found the blockage, imagine that you can melt it, like a big iceberg floating out in the ocean. Just melting away in the Sun. 

Allow your iceberg to melt away – until it’s completely gone.

Check for other webs or dark thoughts that you can do the same with.

Mind Body IntegrationIt helps to  gaze softly at each Circle both crossed and uncrossed over the midline of your body for full integration. 

Feel free to move at anytime in any way to help you embody your experience!

Once you’ve done that, you’re ready to continue with the main exercise…

Know When Someone is Lying to You

You may have a “blind spot.” For some reason, you’ve been conditioned to ignore certain things or not see things coming. You may be able to remedy some of that by gazing softly at this Reiki Chakra Key, together with these positive affirmations:

“I reclaim and balance all of my senses.”

“I use them to be present and alert.”

“I use them to sense what will keep me safe, productive and well.”

“I can clearly sense what will help me to _______________.”


Your thought process may have been thrown for a loop or you could be in a state of confusion due to so much information and so many changes going on around you. Excess emotional stress can cause problems with switching, which is where your body and mind have gotten out of sync with each other.

In that situation, a part of the mind gets confused about which direction is which and is unable to communicate properly to the rest of you, including your body. Other terms for this might be dyslexia or the “twisties”.

Use this Circle to help you get your bearings again. It helps to use affirmations like:

“I am positioned correctly inside my body.”

“Right is to the right of me. Left is to the left of me.”

“Up is above me and down is below me.”

“I am inside of me. Others are outside of me.”


Another possibility is that you’re being distracted. Distractions are a liar’s best friend, because if you’re not paying attention, liars can get away with all kinds of things. 

To see if this is happening with you, experiment with this Circle that helps you focus your attention. If you follow the directions, you can get useful answers that could really help you out.

All you have to do is relax and gaze softly at the center open space of this Circle while you ask yourself some simple “yes” or “no” questions. Be sure to be receptive and listen for the answer that comes.

“Am I being lied to?

Is this a deliberate all- out lie or is there a misunderstanding going on?

Are half-truths involved? Betrayal?

If so, do I know who’s involved?

Male or female? More than one person? 

Is this group-think or propaganda?

Could it involve an idea or project I’m working with?”

Sometimes we sabotage ourselves with negative self-talk or false inner guidance. This Circle can help you be more aware of it.

Is something I tell myself based on a lie?”

“Am I listening to some false guidance?”

“Am repeating something I heard from somewhere else?”

“Do I have a blind spot here?”

“In this situation, what is the truth about me?”

You may be surprised at the answers that came to you. If it didn’t work, you can go back and do it again. Repetition builds confidence!

If the answer you get is “no, I’m not being lied to,” count yourself lucky, you’re a very fortunate person! If the answer is “yes” or “maybe”, you might want to continue with the following extra-intuitive activities to see what’s going on and get some emotional healing around the issue.

Extra Intuitive Activities

We might block information about a lie because we don’t want to believe it!

Of course, this is understandable, yet the lies or misconceptions could really be doing some damage. 

It doesn’t do any good to pretend that something isn’t a problem when it actually is. When we try to deny the truth, we’re actually sabotaging our own best intentions.

The good news is, if you know when someone is lying or giving you incorrect information, you have an opportunity to save yourself from a tremendous amount of damage. 

Use this Circle to gently ask yourself:

“Am I willing to know when someone isn’t telling the truth?”

“In this situation, am I blocking myself from the truth?”


Use this next Circle the same way and ask:

“Am I willing to know what the lie is?”

“In this case, is it helpful for me to know what the lie is?”

“If I’m not willing, am I open to the possibility?”

Very interesting, isn’t it? We instinctively know when someone is lying, but we often don’t want to know. Look at the Circle again and ask: “Is there a part of me that’s being left in the dark?”

“How much damage has been done?”

“About how long has this been going on?”

“Do I want to shift my perspective and see things as they really are?”

If you’re not clear what the lie is yet, keep going with the exercise. You may need a few more corrections before the truth emerges.

A lot of times, how we see these things is affected by how present we are in our bodies. It’s called gut instinct because when we’re really present, we can feel it in our solar plexus (the soft area in the front where our ribs go up). You can use this Circle to help you become more aware of what you’re feeling there. Just relax and breathe while you gently look at it for a minute or so.

“I am present and aware.”


Another reason why we might not want to know about the lie is because we’re afraid that we won’t know what to do about it once we find out. Perhaps we don’t want to face it and it seems easier to blame others or just look the other way.

“I am present and willing to hear the truth. I face the facts.”


Having courage to face the truth is one of the most important things we can develop in ourselves. A mind without courage cannot expand and learn new ways of being.

Use this Circle to help you remember a time when you had the courage to face the truth and do what needed to be done. Once you find that experience, relax and let your body remember what it feels like.

“I have the courage, the resources and the capacity to face the truth.”



When you’re under the influence of a lie, it’s useful to release your agreement to fall under its spell. Use this Soul Contract Circle to imagine that the lie (or lies) are like contracts that you can burn. Use the Circle to visualize all those contracts burning up into ashes. Let these affirmations assist you if you like:

“I release all agreements to be used, intimidated, entrapped or ______.”

“I let go of the lies from _________ and the lies about _________.”

I discard any tendencies to be careless, foolish, misguided or cheated.”

“I make a decision to take good care of myself. I protect myself against lies,  deception and betrayal. My Soul knows what’s best for me to do.”


Sometimes it’s really important to face the truth and understand what’s required of us to change. Use the Circle below like you did with the others and give yourself a chance to reorganize your awareness.

“I let go of wishful thinking. I turn down the volume so I can listen, sense and follow my instincts. I naturally know what to do.”

Make notes of what you think would be helpful to you. “When it comes to __________, it would help to __________ and  ___________.” 


We often overlook, ignore or forget the details and other alternatives available to us. Use the center, open area of this Circle to help you focus in on the details of your situation.

“Is there some other detail that I need to be more aware of?”

“Are there other options or choices I could make?”

Stay with it and wait patiently for new information to make its way to you.


Meditate on the DNA symbol with this affirmation. Relax into it with your mind, body and Soul.

“I find an opening for the truth. The path is clear.”


Once you can sense that opened path, ask yourself this important question:

“What is the best, most joyful thing for me to do in this situation?”


Empower your ability to follow through with what is best for you.

“I am empowered to connect with my highest guidance and to follow through with my highest good in mind.” 


Congratulations! You now know when someone is lying to you – and when you listen to your gut, you know what to do!

You’ve just given yourself an amazing gift that’s going to save you a lot of trouble in the long run. Be sure to close the door on old emotional channels of misinformation and pain.

“All holes are sealed and healed. I follow the direction of healthy protection.”


Now is a good time to take a walk or go out into Nature to help this all integrate!

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About the Author

Rheanni Lightwater CHT, CKPRheanni Lightwater CHT, CKT has 25+ years experience in the art and science of mind body healing. Contact her for a private session if you still feel unclear or overwhelmed.

Ms. Lightwater’s mission is to assist people in creating healthy balance and harmony in their lives through energy medicine, hypnotherapy and feng shui clearing. Sessions are available online or when you visit Santa Fe. Contact her at 505-271-4612 MST or email: 

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