Just a few thoughts on the subject of honesty. This post is more a rememberal for me, but if you like it, that’s a bonus.
People who cannot be honest with you are that way because they cannot be honest with themselves. People experience so much pain in life that often they resort to state of denial, as a means of protecting themselves from the hurt. The thing is, the denial must be maintained, otherwise it won’t work. Being honest with others forces a person to admit things to themselves that they might not want to. Sometimes this denial is so strong that people even deny that they are in denial and thus forget the problem. (that’s why denial is such a powerful tool and used often). This state of forgetfulness is what, I believe, is what many are referring to when they speak of the subconscious. The subconscious is just the storage in our brains for all the things forgotten and denied. And I also believe that what people refer to as “spiritual” is actually just tapping back into forgotten memories and releasing them, and the pain they represent.
It is best, therefore, not to be angry with people who are not honest with you, because it means they are dealing with painful things. Instead, treat these people with compassion, so to assist them with being honest and thus releasing the memory and the pain associated with it.