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101 Spiritual Enlightenment Videos to help you along your Spiritual Journey.
Hi I’m Jamie and I’m just a guy who had a Kundalini Awakening on December 5th, 2011.
After that night I made a promise to myself that as long as I remained here completing this journey with my wonderful wife, that I would try my hardest to awaken as many souls as I could before leaving and at the bare minimum peek the interest of many so that one day in the near future this world can become what it should be “A beautiful learning center for the soul.” My wife and childhood sweetheart, Shannon, is what you would call an old soul. She was present during my awakening and has her own unique perspective on these things. We are the mirrors of each other’s souls and her perspective can be found here. Awakening Our Truth is our labor of love and a shared experience for us all. We are all one, it’s not just some cool saying. There is only One and we are all projections of that one. If you are reading this, it is probably a good assumption that you are prepared to take the next step in your spiritual journey. As you explore our pages and blog topics, PLEASE keep an open mind and DON’T take anything you may see here as the only TRUTH.
Here is our story…
Here is a little history of my life. At the age of 10, I met a girl who would someday be my wife; her name is Shannon. I knew from the moment that I laid my eyes upon her that we would share most of our lives together. This was my first experience with the divine connection, this feeling of Knowing. It was a feeling of such strength, there was no questioning it. It felt like it was meant to be and even though, my best friend asked her out before I could, they eventually broke up and I began seeing her sometime later. I know, I know, you’re not supposed to date your buddy’s ex-girlfriend, but it was meant to be and I knew it, besides I saw her first! Haha. We dated off and on throughout middle school and high school. I remember the last time we broke up. It was as if we knew we were supposed to be together but we were not ready. We looked at each other and kissed goodbye for what would be our last breakup kiss. Continue reading the full story Here with videos that triggered my Awakening.
We met Joanna Ross from Universal Unity in Sedona for the 11-11 Gateway this year!
We had so much fun, Joanna booked us for a return visit for 2017
We’re also planning a trip to Tampa, FL in June of 2017!
Each thread of consciousness (our souls, over-souls, and beyond), within the One multiversal consciousness, exists in one of eight states of consciousness. Each of these states has a unique set of characteristics, perspectives, and core beliefs that define it. These states have also been called LEVELS because we generally progress through them sequentially. This progression is the evolution of our soul’s consciousness, and it is the fundamental process that every Soul is undergoing and striving for — the process also known as Spiritual Evolution. And it is the primary reason that we incarnate into physical realities like our planet Earth. Physical experiences, and the challenges that they entail offer our souls an evolutionary fast track, and hence are greatly coveted.
Another name for the process of MOVING UP through the levels of consciousness is “Ascension.” Ascension has been widely misunderstood — it is not about going “somewhere else” it’s about attaining higher states of consciousness wherever you happen to be. It may feel like you’ve gone somewhere else because a change in your level of consciousness is a radical shift in perspective which alters how you perceive and create your reality. Also, if you raise your consciousness in this life, then in your next, you will incarnate into a higher level of physical reality — one that better matches your heightened level of consciousness.
What the future holds for you depends on your state of consciousness now.
Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth
Of course, ultimately, when your soul raises its consciousness enough it will reintegrate with its Over-Soul. Thereby ceasing Incarnation, becoming a seamless part of its Over-Soul, and contributing to the evolution of the Over-Soul’s consciousness — which is good because your Over-Soul is essentially the higher/wider level of you!
NOTE: Much of the information in this article comes from The Ascension Papers – Book 1 and Book 2. If you find this article interesting then I highly recommend these books and other information produced by its author, Zingdad.
What Are Densities of Consciousness?
You may be wondering where the term “densities” which was used in the title of this article comes from and how it applies to levels of consciousness. Density is a term that has come into common usage to refer to the levels/states of consciousness. The origin of this term is a bit obscure and confusing. Densities are related to the level of consciousness, and the frequency level, at which a reality is created (all realities are constructs, and all things are patterns of energy). It’s called “density” because of a characteristic perceptual effect that’s related to the level of reality and the consciousness perceiving it. To illustrate this let’s take the Earth as an example.
The Earth is in the 3rd density level of reality (frequency band). At this level, everything — rocks, trees, houses, cars, etc. — APPEAR very solid and very “real.” They feel solid because, when two objects encounter each other they do not interpenetrate and/or pass through each other — the density of the objects “material” seems to be very high. In the higher planes/levels/densities/frequency-bands of reality, it becomes increasingly obvious that THINGS are simply projections of the creative mind and, as such, that they are not “real” in our normal sense of the word. In each successively higher level of reality, it becomes increasingly more obvious that only consciousness is real, and that “things” are simply the projections of consciousness, thought forms within the cosmic mind and patterns of energy. As you move up through higher and higher levels of reality “things” appear less and less dense, and more and more able to interpenetrate and/or pass through each other.
The confusing part is that we have numbered the densities in an order OPPOSITE of the apparent density of “things” within those densities — E.G; things in a 6th density reality are actually of a lower apparent density than in a 3rd density reality. But note that the numbering order matches the frequency level — higher densities correspond to higher frequencies. So a bit confusing, but we are stuck with this convention. Please note that some people use the term “dimension” to mean the same thing as “density” (although this may not be appropriate and the term might be better used for other concepts).
There are entire realities that appear to exist at particular density levels. When this is the case, then most of the beings inside that reality will share the same level of consciousness. Our Universe (one of many, by the way) is composed of multiple parallel realities (sometimes referred to as “planes of reality”), and you are perceiving, and hence experiencing, one of them. There is a strong correlation between the plane or level of reality and level/state/density of consciousness of the beings that inhabit it — typically the average density of the population of the beings inhabiting a reality matches the density level of the reality.
The Densities of Consciousness
The 1st density of consciousness is the most rudimentary level of consciousness. It is present in elemental entities like rocks, minerals, water, and air as well as simple organic biological entities such as single-celled organisms. Everything is conscious to some degree, and this level of consciousness is like a program that was created when the system it governs was created and then runs like a machine on automatic — it is the very simplest switch-like logic of “if this, then that.” The very simple logical processes provided by 1D consciousness are all that is required for the functioning of these types of very simple entities, and it provides the foundation from which everything more complex in our reality is built.
Most of the planets of our solar system exist at 1st density, and they are inhabited solely by entities/beings of 1D consciousness — inorganic elemental entities as well as single-celled organisms that metabolize the chemicals available to them from these entities. It may surprise you to know that these elemental inorganic entities have higher-selves with higher level consciousness just like we do.
The 2nd density of consciousness governs a being’s choices and actions by instinct or “drive.” On Earth, it occurs in higher animals which have developed nervous systems. These nervous systems allow animals (including the human animal) to feel urges from their various body systems and drives them to eat, procreate, sleep, avoid or defend against danger, and all the other things that each species needs to do for its survival. These drives happen pretty much automatically but are not absolute — they can be over-ridden.
A 2D being is not self-aware in the way that we are. They do not have the same sense of individuality as we do — their sense of “self” as being separate from what is outside of “them” is largely absent. There is simply the drive to respond to cues from the environment. There is decision-making ability, sometimes fairly sophisticated, but there is not the formation of complex ideas, beliefs, or philosophies.
2nd density consciousness is the foundation upon which more advanced life-forms with higher levels of consciousness rest.
The 3rd density of consciousness is characterized by true self-awareness, and the ability to make conscious choices and formulate complex ideological concepts such as principles, philosophical frameworks, and belief systems. This level of consciousness perceives “self” versus “other”, “me and mine” vs “them and theirs”, and conceives of “good” versus “bad.” Hence it is the first of three levels of consciousness that are within a genre of consciousness that has been called “Duality” or “Separation” consciousness.
3rd density beings are deeply in the illusion of separation. In the genre of Separation consciousness there is little or no awareness that All is One. Beings of Separation consciousness see themselves separate from others, and the world as a place of limitation and scarcity. And it’s this mindset that manifests all the greed, competition, and conflict that characterizes 3rd density worlds. In addition, 3rd density beings have lots of internal conflict on what to believe and desire. And this inner-conflict is reflected into their outer reality and hence 3rd density worlds are wracked with conflict on many levels, both collective and personal.
Another one of the very convincing illusions that emerges from the separation game, the game that everyone on Earth is deeply immersed in right now, is the illusion that we are at the mercy of circumstances — that we ARE NOT the creators of our reality. And this illusion causes many to adopt a mindset that might be best called “Victim” consciousness and which manifests all the victim/perpetrator/rescuer dramas that dominate our lives, at both the personal and collective level (more about this in upcoming articles, follow the blog to stay tuned).
3rd density is the level of consciousness of many, if not most, people now alive on Earth (although many are 4th density and a few are 5th and even 6th density). The world of 3D consciousness is complex, intricate, and often confusing and offers plenty of drama. 3rd density consciousness is also the level where a phenomenon within the psyche known as the “ego” emerges — that powerful sense of “I”, “Me”, and “Mine.” This level of consciousness can manifest powerful resolve and will-power. It is a level characterized by very strong Individualism and “go it on my own” and “do it my way” attitude. Empires are built by such a consciousness when it is fully unleashed.
It is at this level of consciousness where we first see a being who might willingly choose to put himself in harm’s way over a complex ideological concept such as “fairness” or “justice”. But it could go the other way too — a 3rd density being who decides he has been unfairly treated might choose to take from or hurt others and feel quite justified in doing so.
Our planetary consciousness is 3rd Density (at least it was until recently, now it’s shifting into 4th density) and in the past most people would reside at this level for much, if not all, of their lives. Some people might have shifted from 3D or 4D consciousness to 4D or 5D during old-age due to the natural diminishing of the ego and shift to heart that results from the physical limitations brought on by the aging process. Others might have made a shift to higher levels of consciousness by INTENTIONALLY choosing to “listen to their heart”, or “find their own truth”, or to love unconditionally. Now this is all changing, at least here on Earth. Currently our Earth reality is undergoing a “stimulus package”, that is being orchestrated from the other side, that is catalyzing accelerated “awakenings” and many people are spontaneously shifting to 4th, 5th, and even 6th density consciousness — and this is all part of the plan for the Earth game. But back to the general explanation of the typical progression through the densities.
3rd density realities and worlds are constantly presenting the beings that inhabit them the choice of which direction to invest their energy. They are constantly being called to choose what they will serve and what they will love. This choice is between two diametrically opposed ways of being — Service to Self (STS) or Service to Others (STO). When a being makes this choice it means that its mindset, and resulting choices and actions, are consistently biased towards either (1) Satisfying its own needs (STS) or (2) satisfying the needs of others and the community (STO).
When a 3rd density being ends its indecision and definitively chooses either a Service-to-Self or a Service-to-Other orientation — when they ask the questions; Who do I love?, What do I serve?, and To what will I give my energy? — and they answer with either “myself” or “others” they graduate to 4th density of consciousness.
The 4th density of consciousness is the level where the journey to becoming a truly individualized sovereign being begins. This density still has most of the characteristics of 3rd density except that at this level the beings have polarized to one of two modes — Service To Self (STS) and Service To Other (STO). These modes represent two polar opposites in the manner in which beings will direct their energy — essentially there is two states of 4D consciousness — 4D STO and 4D STS.
The adoption of one of these two distinct polarities — STO or STS — is what moves you to this level of consciousness. Of course, most people who have made the shift to 4th density are not consciously aware that they have done so — it’s usually an implicit choice rather than an explicit one. In many ways, this polarization amplifies the duality of the realities manifested by this level of consciousness. And intensifies the many dramas that play out at this level of the game. On worlds populated with mostly 4th density being’s victim/perpetrator/rescuer dramas are still being widely played out and greed, competition, conflict is still prevalent.
Here are examples of what polarized beings might look like.
A full-fledged 4D STO being might be a person who is working at a shelter or a community social support services in a depressed community and giving lots of their energy to helping the poor on the streets. Or it might be a person who invests a lot of their time and energy in environmental and animal rights issues. By their example, they offer you the choice to take a similar path. The 4D STO polarity had been called the polarity of compassion, as this is what rules their heart.
A full-fledged 4D STS being might be one of the many self-serving power hungry people that litter our institutions, corporations, and our history. These types of people channel all their energy towards attaining power, wealth, and influence. And they are willing to manipulate others and destroy anyone who gets in their way if it serves THEIR needs. They’ll often claim to be working for the greater good — serving the needs of the electorate, the shareholders, the customers, the community, or whoever they are pretending to serve. They can be found vying for power and control in criminal gangs, corporate offices, political parties, and religious organizations. The 4D STS polarity had been called the polarity of “power over others”, because this is what rules their minds and gets their needs served.
4th density beings, regardless of their polarity, are characterized by a strong clarity of purpose. They have firmly adopted an orientation, and their choices and actions consistently demonstrate it. Because their mindset is so well defined and un-conflicted they tend to drive very powerfully and effectively towards their goals — they are achievers!
The challenge for those at this density is to avoid burnout. 4th density beings tend to give all they have and then exhaust themselves and their resources. The reason for this is simple — no system can exist in which the energy only flows in one direction. An STO being tends to give too much and receive too little. An STS being tends to take too much and give too little. So both STS and STO beings find that, lifetime after lifetime, that they either burn themselves out or end up all alone with nothing. 4th density beings (and 4th density societies) can be fairly successful but ultimately their success it limited by the fact that they don’t understand one simple truth — you have to give to get, and you have to get to give. When they finally come to understand this, then they are ready to move up the ladder to the 5th density of consciousness.
The 5th density of consciousness has been called the density of “balanced polarity”. At this level, the ascending being will still have an STO or STS orientation, as had emerged as they entered 4th density. But they will know that they must attain a better balance between the two by expressing more of the opposite polarity.
5D STO beings realize that they must be open to receiving from all those that are willing to give to them so that they can give their great service in a sustainable fashion. They can become powerful change agents because, for the first time, they are channeling energies through themselves rather than simply giving from their own small store of personal energy.
5D STS beings, by contrast, realize that they must be willing to give to others, to nurture and motivate them, so that they will remain hard-working and loyal. They become much more benevolent and might even be admired, respected, or even loved by their subjects. Whereas 4D STS beings are likely perceived as “bosses”, 5D STS beings are more likely to be perceived as “leaders” who inspire followers and unite them with their vision. Respected corporate CEOs and admired national presidents are great examples.
In a sense the strength of the polarity diminishes with every one drifting to a more balanced or neutral position on the scale. Because of this, the intensity and character of the dramas manifested on 5th density worlds changes. The intensity and prevalence of victim/perpetrator/rescuer dramas diminishes and there is more cooperation and harmony and less competition and conflict.
Since 5th density is the level of consciousness where beings grasp the universal law of giving and receiving, the understanding that energy (and abundance) flows in circles and that, for best results, you must give to receive (or receive to give). Being in alignment with this universal law involves a fairly high degree of wisdom in managing yourself and others, and hence this level has been dubbed the density of wisdom.
At some point, 5D beings will have a realization that prepares them for the next step up the ladder of consciousness. Eventually, after many many incarnations where they work so hard to give to the world or take from the world, to save the world or rule the world, they finally begin to see the futility of both games and all their attendant dramas. They will eventually notice that there is one simple rule that always seems true:
What you do to another you ultimately do to yourself.
This is the point where they finally realize that the apparent separation between “self” and “other” is illusory, that in truth, All is One. And with this realization they step up onto the next rung on the ladder of consciousness — the 6th density!
The 6th density of consciousness is the level where the STO/STS polarity completely disappears. Regardless of which orientation a being may have adopted at lower levels of consciousness, it now dissolves. The reason for this is that 6D beings KNOW that All is One, and hence this density is the first level in a genre of consciousness aptly called “Unity Consciousness” — a state characterized by loving acceptance of “what is” and surrender to the flow of life. The 6th density is the highest level of consciousness that can still experience itself in a physical body. Beyond this level, it is not possible to be attached to a dense body without dropping out of that level of consciousness.
The 6th density of consciousness is a wonderful state of existence. A 6D being fully understands the meaning of life and the true nature of reality and are therefore able to maximize their enjoyment of it without constantly sabotaging themselves. And as a rite of passage into the 6th density, a being fully embraces its creator nature. And so now it only puts out what it wants back, and it therefore only gets back experiences that it desires! Life becomes a lot more harmonious, peaceful, and abundant — a state of grace as compared to lower densities of reality.
6D beings fully understand the rules of the illusory game of physical reality that they are within and so can take the game to a whole new level! They become master level players and can enjoy the fruits of the illusion to their fullest. They explore, play, live, love and laugh to their heart’s content! They are still within the separation game, but this level of the game doesn’t include fear and suffering! Now it only includes WONDERFUL!
6D beings know they are the creator of their own reality and that their experiences are manifested by their deepest beliefs. They, therefore, make a considerable effort to master their thoughts and choices and to release any beliefs that are attracting undesirable results — what amounts to Self-Mastery. Complete self-mastery cannot really occur until a being attains the 6th density of consciousness. Before being at 6th density they simply have not eliminated their inner-conflict, suffering, and pain and therefore are still unintentionally creating fear and undesirable dramas in their lives.
Below 6th density, a being’s evolution is primarily driven by its fear, pain, and suffering — by its desire to get away from undesirable experiences. Their FOCUS is on how to avoid undesirable experiences. And because, as a creator, what you focus on you attract and what you resist persists they can’t escape their negative experiences.
Suffering has a noble purpose: the evolution of consciousness and the burning up of the ego.
Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth
The 6D being transcends this — they focus, not on how to avoid negative experiences, but on how to attract positive experiences. And because of this “positive” focus they no longer find themselves having “negative” experiences.
And because a 6D being is no-longer spending most of its time reacting to negative experiences a space is created to observe and reflect and begin to see things, and himself and life, as they truly are. And he clearly sees who he is, what he wants to be, and how he wants to respond to life — he sees why he is here and what his true purpose is. And this is when he makes his focus that of pursuing his passion and giving his “greatest gift” to the world.
The 6D beings focus becomes neither that of serving others or serving self (to give or take) but to simply to find and express their genuine self and to pursue their greatest passion, in each and every moment. And by doing so, they are essentially giving their greatest gift to the world. They are in graceful alignment with their highest self, and they are effortlessly going with the flow of life and hence what they choose to pursue will most certainly be needed, desired, and appreciated by the world. It can be no other way at this level of consciousness. Whatever they choose will be a perfect response at the perfect time for all involved because we are all aspects of the One same being and at this level, all of its parts become completely harmonized!
And so 6D beings will find themselves giving their greatest gift and will be in their highest joy. And because “what you put out you get back” life will respond by giving its greatest gift right back to them, and they find themselves living a remarkably harmonious and abundant life.
And now instead of “negative” experiences driving their evolution, the process of mastering the skills and capacities needed to express their greatest gift become the means of their continued growth, expansion, and evolution. When one is doing what they love they can’t help getting better at it, and ultimately they will be very good at it, so their reach will be far, and their impact will be large. And it will become an effortless joy.
At some point in this process, it may dawn on the 6D being that all the learning, growing, and expanding he has been doing via the experiences within his physical reality are an illusory story that he has been playing in. And he will deeply understand that there is a greater reality from which the reality he is immersed in is constructed, and the story is orchestrated. As this realization deeply sinks in, it will nudge him up onto the next step of the ladder of consciousness — the 7th density!
The 7th density of consciousness has been called the “magical” density because, at this level, one becomes formless and beyond the illusion of physical reality. 7D beings are a part of the primal energy field from which all realities are constructed. Beings at this level, are very close to becoming completely one with the Oneness.
At 7D beings participate in the creation of realities by directly working with the energy and the consciousness templates from which they are constructed. Some part of every 7th density beings mind is busy with tasks essential to the very existence of physical (lower density) realities. If it were not for their work no realities would exist at all.
Many 7D beings are carrying out the role of pattern holders or what is sometimes called “construct” holders. Their job is to hold the patterns that construct elements of realities. Some of these “construct holders” are holding the frames of planetary consciousness or galactic consciousness, others are holding the frame of the consciousness for the bodies of creatures (for instance, the human body), others still are construct holders for electrons, photons, and other “particles”. Everything that exists is simply patterns of energy and consciousness controls those patterns.
But not all 7D beings are pattern holders, there are many other roles — Watchers, Speakers, Seeders, Recyclers, Interventionists — just to name a few. And all these roles are involved; in some way, shape, or form, with making realities run smoothly. As an example, a “Watcher” is a special kind of “observing” consciousness that narrows the huge range of possibilities inherent in the complex interactions of all these patterns into a smaller range of actualizations.
It is interesting to note that it is not possible for a 7th density being to incarnate and still remain 7th density. In order for 7D beings to do what they do, they must, by definition, be everywhere. And this is incompatible with imagining into existence and wearing a physical body. One MUST lower one’s consciousness to 6th density or less to do that.
The perceptual experience at the 7th density of consciousness is very different than what we experience here in 3rd/4th density. What seems to us to be a bunch of separate perceptual modalities, channels, and processes, are experienced as one unified process and perception. Thinking, feeling, seeing, knowing, creating, expressing, dreaming, fantasizing, smelling, tasting — all of these are, for the 7D being — one process. Imagine if every modality of your perception — taste, smell, visual, tactile, emotional, etc. — were all somehow extra hues or textures added to one universal perceptual experience and you’ll get an idea of what it is like.
Imagine that there is no difference between your sensing of a thing and your creative imagination of it — that is, to see the thing is to imagine it into existence, and to see the thing change form is to imagine it’s form changing. 7D beings KNOW that things look the way they do BECAUSE they are imagining them that way. This density of consciousness is where your will is made manifest — it is PURE MAGIC!
Beings at this level don’t really evolve or change. There is nothing they are apart from and nothing they cannot know or experience so there is nothing more that they can become. They simply do as they are called to and have agreed to and they do it for as long as required. And when they are done they may choose to dive back into some deep corner of their current reality system and explore it further, or they may leave their reality system altogether for another.
When a 7D being wants to leave their system, they must lovingly release all their attachments to their creations and thereby attain perfect balance and true Oneness of spirit enabling them to step up onto the last rung on the ladder of consciousness — the 8th density!
The 8th density of consciousness is the level where you become utterly One with the Oneness. It is the ultimate level and it is a state that is nearly impossible to describe in words — perfection, wholeness, belonging, centeredness, absolute serenity — these words just scratch the surface. It is a state of BLISS beyond anything that you can imagine, a state of PEACE that transcends anything you have ever experienced — a state where you KNOW you are completely appreciated for WHO YOU ARE and unconditionally loved exactly AS YOU ARE.
At this level, there is NOTHING that is beyond the scope of your mind. Your mind IS the universal mind. You perfectly know and understand absolutely everything that ever was, is, or will be. To inquire about something is to gain the WHOLE of the understanding of it.
In this state, it is simply impossible to have “negative” feelings about anything. All perspectives are your perspective. Such a complete and perfect comprehension IS BLISS. You understand that EVERYTHING is a creative work of art and that ALL creations are your creations. From this perspective, you can’t help seeing everything as BEAUTIFUL and LOVING all of it! There is nothing that is incomplete or imperfect because ALL IS just as you created it — all is PERFECT.
At least it is right up to the moment that you decide to create something NEW! And you don’t see the “new” as something better, just different — something that pleases you to create and explore. The 8th density contains ALL realities and is, therefore, the gateway through which you leave one reality and enter another. In the very moment that a new idea crystalizes in your mind — poof — you find yourself inside a reality at some lower density, and ready to plunge ever deeper. And thus the game of separation and the process of climbing the ladder of consciousness begins again!
I hope you have enjoyed this exploration of the densities of consciousness and the process of “ascending” through them. Much of the information in this article comes from The Ascension Papers – Book 1 and Book 2. If you found this article interesting, then I highly recommend these books and other information produced by its author, Zingdad. In future articles, I’m going to deeply explore the evolution and dynamics of consciousness within the Earth game. Understanding where you stand within this process, can be both eye-opening and potentially transformative, follow the blog to stay tuned!
In this book Tolle shows how transcending our ego-based state of consciousness is not only essential to personal happiness, but also the key to ending conflict and suffering throughout the world. He describes how our attachment to the ego creates the dysfunction that leads to anger, jealousy, and unhappiness, and shows readers how to awaken to a new state of consciousness and follow the path to a truly fulfilling existence.
We met Joanna Ross from Universal Unity in Sedona for the 11-11 Gateway this year!
We had so much fun, Joanna booked us for a return visit for 2017
We’re also planning a trip to Tampa, FL in June of 2017!
There is a growing awareness and indignation about the injustice and inequality running rampant in our world, and growing interest in creating the better world that we all know can exist. One of the key changes that needs to happen to enable the transformation of our humanity is to reclaim our personal power to think for ourselves, to discern truth from disinformation, and to stand firm for what we know is right.
The Source that created us endowed us with free-will and the power to create with our thoughts, words, and deeds. Yet many of us are squandering these endowments, squandering them so badly that the probable future of humanity is not looking very bright. Humanity is at a critical junction in its history — one road leads to a very bleak future, and the other has the potential to be a new golden age. The outcome depends on us, each one of us, starting right now and it starts by freeing your mind! The key to reclaiming our freedom and creating a better world is for each of us to reclaim our sovereignty.
What is Sovereignty?
The word “Sovereign” refers to the power or right that a nation/state or individual has to determine its own destiny — to not be controlled by others. The ability to determine one’s own destiny has been termed SELF-DETERMINATION and it is one aspect of the timeless ideal called FREEDOM. Self-determination and freedom are said to be intrinsic rights bestowed on us by Source/God. The American founding fathers firmly thought so and called these “inalienable” rights. Personal sovereignty refers to the intrinsic right of an INDIVIDUAL to self-determination.
But having the right of sovereignty is not the same as BEING sovereign. One must assert a right through one’s thoughts and actions, or the right is essentially lost. Ultimately your sovereignty has to be demonstrated. The classic saying “Freedom is not free” echoes this idea — rights must be claimed by the constant application of attention, thought, and engagement.
An important part of being truly free is the responsibility to be highly discerning about the ideas, beliefs, and attitudes that we choose to accept from society. In fact, we must be independent minded and confident enough to form our own ideas, beliefs, and attitudes — despite the pressure that society puts on us to conform. We must not just blindly accept everything our government, religions, teachers, and so called “experts” want us to believe. Doing so gives away our power and allows the “powers that be” to create a world that serves their agenda — a world that might not be in our best interest.
Why Personal Sovereignty is Important
If we don’t start forming our own beliefs, trusting our inner knowledge, and standing for what we know in our hearts is right, the future of our world will be defined and created by a very few with a very self-serving agenda. In this world that worships the almighty dollar commercial interests are steering the ship. We have allowed them to hijack our government, our religions, our media, and our beliefs and attitudes — materialism, consumerism, separatism, and fear serve their interests.
Giving Away Our Power
But the “powers that be” only steer the ship because we’ve bought into all the beliefs and attitudes and have let ourselves become apathetic and disengaged. So let’s not point fingers and blame those that we perceive are manipulating us. Realize the we are ALLOWING ourselves to be manipulated, allowing ourselves to be taken to a future not of our design. We are fully responsible for everything about our lives including what we let happen to us, and we are letting a lot happen to us. Don’t fall into the “victim mentality” trap and get caught up in the blame and complain game — that only gives away your power.
Far too many of us are just are letting our beliefs and values be determined by others. Far too many of us are just going along with what we are told, following what our government, church, teachers, or idols have told us to believe, or do, or be, explicitly or implicitly.
Far too many of us are deferring to the opinions and ideas of the “AUTHORITIES”. This gives away our power and allows others to control us. And often times the “authorities”, or those that control/influence them, have hidden agendas that are not in our best interest.
Mass beliefs in the power of outside authorities are firmly entrenched in your psyche … raising many questions about the truth of who you are and why you place your trust outside yourself.
To reclaim our power we need to start forming OUR OWN beliefs, trust our inner truth, and do what WE KNOW is right, not what others tell us, or society expects. We need to engage our hearts and minds and stand firm in what we know is true and right. If we don’t do this soon, we might find ourselves living in a dystopian future like the ones explored in numerous fiction novels.
The Erosion of Freedom in The Age of Distraction, Obsession, and Fear
In this era dominated by consumerism, materialism, and the pursuit of the almighty dollar many of us are so busy and distracted by chasing the money, and the possessions, and the thrills that we are failing to see that we are gradually giving away more and more of our power and freedom. This slow erosion is going on all around us, subtly and not so subtly, on many levels.
Our obsession with the accumulation of possessions — materialism and consumerism — keeps us distracted from what really matters. Our fixation on all the dangerous, bad, fearful things happening in the world keeps us distracted from what’s important. All the wars including the “war on terrorism” and the “war on drugs” keep us mesmerized in fear.
And who does this all serve? It serves shadowy commercial and political interests and the military-industrial complex and keeps them in the power and in the money. For them it’s all about the money, nothing else seems to matter, no higher purpose than to serve themselves. And they are masters of manipulation and are capitalizing on our weaknesses and our fears. Isn’t it obvious? Haven’t we had enough of this?
Reclaiming Our Power
It’s our divine right and responsibility to own our beliefs, ideas, principles, and values. It’s time we reclaim our confidence in our inner knowledge and have the courage to stand for truth and justice despite what our institutions, the media, and others may be telling us. We need to stop blaming the system and wake-up from our laziness, distractions, and dependencies to reclaim our power so we can create a better world!
It’s time to remember who you really are, not who others or society says you are or can be. It is time to stand in your own personal truths, not what others have told you is true. It is time to form your own beliefs, rather than just adopt what others believe. It is time to stand for what you know in your heart is right, rather than what society tells you is right, even if it means standing alone.
You are a slice of the powerful infinite being that we call the Universe, the source of “All That Is”. Stand in that power confidently! BE TRUE TO YOURSELF and STOP being a FOLLOWER!
You don’t need teachers, experts, professors, gurus, priests, pastors, church leaders, or heroes/idols to tell you what to believe, or what the truth is, or to show you how to connect with God. You don’t need THEIR beliefs, ideologies, or specific practices that they swear are the one and only way to reach the truth.
It is all within you, all the knowledge of the universe is deep within you. You are connected to all of it, to Source or God or whatever you choose to call it, just go within and become quiet and trust what you find, what you feel, what you know.
A bright future for humanity is still very much possible, but we’re going to have wake up out of our haze of consumption, distraction, laziness, apathy, and fear and start paying attention and getting engaged. Even thou all our experiences expand Sources understanding of itself and the nature of its existence and, therefore, are all valuable, surely we’ve had enough of the many less than desirable themes repeating in our experiences. Surely we’ve had enough of wage and debt slavery, of going to a job every day that we hate or bores us to tears, of all the competition and conflict, of all the pain and suffering — have we not? I think it is safe to say that our Source would encourage us choose a higher and grander vision of what we could be. I think it’s safe to say that our Source would prefer the experience of joy, abundance, and freedom — for all.
There are those on our world that have lived in, and ruled through darkness. These “dark ones” have sunken so low (in frequency) that their hearts cannot perceive the love and light that is washing over the planet right now. It would be so easy to fear and condemn them, but I am here to suggest a higher perspective and a higher way.
The Negative Path
Until recently the frequency of the collective consciousness of humanity has been dropping lower and lower and manifesting a darker and darker reality. There are many people on our world (incarnate souls) right now that are on a negative path. They are manifesting hatred and fear and feel very justified in doing so.
These people fall into two broad categories; those that have become mesmerized by their ability to control others and the false sense of power and self-importance that it gives them, and those that feel wronged by those that are controlling and dominating them and who feel justified in lashing out and hurting others. In this atmosphere, it would take a lot of wisdom for the rest of us not to react with fear and judgement. Unfortunately, wisdom is still in relatively short supply and the state of our world sadly reflects this.
The earth and humanity are currently in the mid-stages of a massive shift of consciousness, this shift is being orchestrated by the Universe, and we are nearing the tipping point where the light will illuminate all the dark corners of Humanity. The “dark ones” know that a momentous change is imminent, and they are scared. Even though their hearts cannot feel it, their minds can see the changes occurring in humanity, and they are afraid it may end their way of life. Their fear is understandable because if they don’t change they won’t transition to 5th-dimensional earth with the rest of us, and the probable timelines for 3D earth are very bleak indeed.
Labels, Definitions, and Illusions
Labeling the people on a negative path as the “dark ones” is a bit overdramatic, even judgemental sounding. Please forgive me, I did this to get your attention. Perhaps the term the “lost ones” would be better, but that isn’t exactly right either.
Those on a negative path are souls just as we all are. And they incarnated in a physical body and dived into the earth game for the same reasons as we all did — for the fun of it, and for the catalyst it provides for the evolution of our consciousness. Our souls are much wiser and loving than what gets expressed by us here in the physical plane on Earth — our minds and egos get in the way. And your soul is an aspect of an even higher-self (oversoul/christ-self) who is very wise, knowledgeable, and loving.
As part of the balanced evolution of our souls, we have all played both “dark” and “light” roles in our many lives. There aren’t any souls who haven’t explored the dark side to some extent. It’s only here in the physical planes where we play and get dirty. Remember that the YOU here playing in the dirt (on Earth) isn’t the real you, the REAL YOU is your soul and higher-self. The point here is there really aren’t any “bad” people. That’s just a label we use, and a definition the we hold, because of our limited perspective.
Some souls CHOSE to hold power over and control others in the design of their life plan, others have just LOST THEIR WAY in this life. Those that chose to control others did so as a learning experience for themselves and for others. For themselves it’s an opportunity to learn about the misuse of power, for the others, it’s an opportunity to learn about not giving away one’s power. It is also an opportunity to explore how we will respond to negative people and events and learn about the effectiveness of the various modes of response. Will we respond with fear, judgement, and condemnation or will we respond with understanding, forgiveness, and compassion? And which works better in the long run?
Remember, we all find our way back to the light eventually, we are all redeemable. It is the journey from the dark to the light that makes us appreciate what we are — we are the light. Embracing this higher perspective can free us from the response pattern of fear, judgement, and condemnation and enable us to create the highest version of ourself as well as a better world.
Cut Off From The Light
Those on the negative path have had experiences and made choices that have closed their heart to the divine light of their soul and source and cause their ego to rule their mind. They cannot feel the love and light and can’t hear the inner voice of their soul and higher self. They simply do not realize that they are love and light, and hence they live in a world of separation, fear, and hate.
If We Were In There Shoes
It is very tempting to judge these people but tread very carefully here. Whether we know it or not, we have all been in similar circumstances, made similar choices, and lost our way down the negative path for a while at some point in our many lives. It is very easy to judge others choices without understanding the experiences they had that conditioned those choices.
Most believe that if they were in the others shoes they would not have made the same choices. But this is because we are judging their choices and actions from the context of our own experiences, not theirs. The truth is that if we had had their experiences, then we would have made the same choices. Below Seth (via Story Waters) expands on this point using the Terrorist as the example. The choice of the Terrorist is a pointed one because they are someone we have a lot of fear, hate, and condemnation for. Here’s what Seth had to say:
The terrorist exists within the One Self. You would not make different choices than the terrorist. If we were to stand in their shoes we would choose the same as they did. There is only one will that chooses. The same thing that is making choices within you is making choices in them. When that which we are goes inside of the conditions that is the terrorist it becomes the perspective of the terrorist. When we stand in their shoes we choose as they choose. We are them choosing. This is the realization of the One Self. This is the realization that you cannot blame another. That you cannot say they did something that you would not have done. That you are better than them, you are not, you are them.
Embracing this truth enables us to extend forgiveness and compassion to all those who have lost their way and offers them the chance to feel and embrace the light, and join us in ascension to the new earth. No one needs to be left behind, let’s try to uplift everyone.
The Challenge for Those Lost in Negativity
The first challenge for all those lost in negativity, to all those that have contributed to the fear and hate in our reality, is to be on the receiving end of fear and hate and see the futility of this mindset.
As the Earth’s base frequency continues to increase everyone’s manifestations are quickened and anyone sending out fearful, hateful, or harmful thoughts will quickly experience similar and very challenging manifestations in their personal reality. This is how our reality works — reality is a reflection of our thoughts and inner state of mind and it is the most marvelous training program. So thankfully, this mechanism will nudge most of negative mindset out of the darkness and into the light.
The second challenge for those lost in negativity, as they get nudged out of the darkness and begin to realize how their ways have hurt so many others, will be to forgive and love themselves. When they realize what they’ve done they may hate themselves and this will keep them stuck in the lower frequencies. But if they can forgive and love themselves, they will be able to join the great planetary transmutation and ascension. No one is too dark to be forgiven or too fearful to live in love.
We can help these people into the light; we can help them rediscover their true selves. By shining our love and light towards them, by extending our forgiveness and compassion to them as they begin to see the light, we can help them get over the hump of forgiving and loving their selves and joining us in the creation of a new reality, a new earth.
The Challenge of Forgiving the “Bad” Guys
Can you conceive of unconditional forgiveness and love towards perpetrators as well as victims? This is a very big hurdle for many. Can you imagine a reality in which all those who have ever suffered darkness (negative experiences) which tainted them to become negative themselves, were spontaneously healed of that which created the negativity within them?
What if those who have defined themselves as bad were able to release that programming and accept the light of unconditional love so that they could unconditionally forgive and accept themselves? Then, would they remember that they are ONE with ALL life? What if all of humanity was healed in the light, and all the darkness was released?
What if we could release our perception of separateness from others and our judgments that some people are inherently better than others — the idea of “good” people versus “bad” people, of “us” against “them”, of “perpetrators” and “victims”. What if the “good” people realized that they are just the people who have remembered their higher-self and that the source of their beingness is light and love? What if they shared their light and love with ALL the people that they formerly identified as bad?
By shining our light and love everywhere and to everyone those who have not seen the light or felt the love of their higher-self will have the opportunity to absorb our light and awareness and raise their frequency and join us in the light and the ascension to the new earth. No one has to be left behind, we are all brothers, we are all one.
Those lost in negativity may not be ready to accept the light and release their darkness but why not offer our help to them? Why condemn and fear them? Their souls are right beside us in the higher planes of existence, and we are all brothers — there is no animosity between us there.
We have the ability to create a wonderful new reality with our unconditional love, unconditional forgiveness, and the power of our light. Our choices will define our destiny — it could be wondrous or disastrous — it’s up to us. When will we be ready to consistently choose understanding, forgiveness, and love over judgement, condemnation, and fear? How much more pain, suffering, and injustice does Humanity have to endure before we will wake up?
Like a lot of things about this reality we experience, linear time is simply a very convincing illusion. It is an illusion created by consciousness. In fact, so is “space”. Closely related to the idea of “time” is the notion of “linear causality” — A causes B causes C. This notion is also just a very convincing illusion. The reality that we are experiencing is by no means an “objective reality” as most people presume. It is more like what we would conceive of as a virtual reality, but one with some very interesting rules.
Let’s briefly review the basics about what you and the universe really are and then we’ll dive into how and why time and space are illusions.
The very fabric of the Universe is conscious, and your consciousness is a thread of this universal consciousness with its own focal point of awareness. We are apertures that the universe is perceiving and experiencing through.
Mainstream science, with its rigid materialistic view of the universe, believes that consciousness arises from the operation of the brain. The operation of the brain does give rise to some LIMITED cognitive, as well as analytical abilities and local memory, but our higher consciousness exists in the field, and our brain functions as a receiver.
In fact, consciousness is all the Universe is. Everything seen and unseen, large and small, are just thought forms inside of the cosmic mind. And because we are threads of this cosmic consciousness, we are creating our reality with our thoughts and beliefs — this is how the universe works, this is what it is, we are part of a great cosmic mind, and all realities are constructs.
The Infinite Information Matrix
The information that represents every aspect of every moment of the past, present, and future all exists simultaneously, eternally, and NOW. Not just all the information for the timeline that we are experiencing, but all possible timelines — literally an infinite matrix containing everything possible, everything imaginable. Of course, this is not apparent from within the space-time construct because we are only seeing and experiencing the part that is needed to create the experience of our reality. You can think of a timeline as the path that our consciousness takes through the information, and hence experiences.
In an unbounded (unconstrained) state of consciousness, the state that our higher-self is in, we can move our point of awareness anywhere in the infinite matrix of information that represents all that is, navigating through it by either the “temporal” dimension or the “spatial” dimension. More about this later in the article when we look at remote viewing and past life regression.
Our physical reality is a construct that our souls are using as a learning experience. In a certain sense, our whole reality is an illusion, but the experiences it provides are very much real and leaves an indelible mark on the consciousness that is our souls. It serves as a most excellent training system for our souls and drives our souls spiritual evolution/growth.
The Cosmic Film Projector
From the context of the eternal NOW and the infinite information matrix, a linear experience is created by sequentially stepping your consciousness’s focal point of perception/awareness through the information matrix. This process creates the experience of time and space, motion, evolution, and causality.
It’s like a movie produced by a film projector.
In a film projector, the illusion of motion and time is created when the projector displays the still frames of the film, one frame at a time, in a rapid steady sequence. Yet, ALL the frames exist simultaneously. In fact, the projectionist can take out the film, spread it out on the floor, and view all the frames at the same time.
In a similar manner, our consciousness “projects” individual “still frames of reality” in a steady and extremely rapid sequence, BILLIONS of times per second, creating the ILLUSION of the flow of TIME. Each “frame of reality” contains absolutely NO MOTION whatsoever — it is a perfectly STILL image. Yet, by rapidly sequencing these still frames, we create the illusion of motion and time.
Sets of information in the infinite matrix function much like the still frames of the filmstrip. Our earthly consciousness functions much like the film projector, viewing still frames in a rapid, steady sequence. Our higher self exists in the timeless realm and functions like the film projectionist, who can take out the film and view ALL the frames simultaneously.
It is you who are moving, not time. Time has no movement. There is only One Moment.
The Illusion of Continuity
Normally, the “reality-frames” that we view in rapid sequence are related and similar, creating the ILLUSION of continuity. Continuity is required to make the game of life a convincing experience. If we experienced obvious discontinuities, we would realize we were players in a game, and that would diminish the effectiveness and purpose of the game of life.
One of the reasons why continuity is experienced is because we are selecting the “reality frames” we see in each successive moment via resonance with our thoughts and since we don’t BELIEVE jumping around timelines is possible (e.g; we believe in linear continuity), then discontinuities don’t normally happen. We EXPECT continuity, so that’s what we get. We are creating all of our reality with our thoughts and beliefs — this is how the universe works, this is what it is, we are part of a great cosmic mind.
But continuity is not an absolute requirement. It is possible to “jump” to a completely different frame in the infinite matrix. Jumping around the timelines would normally be considered “Time Travel”, and this has traditionally been considered impossible. One argument that is often put forward why time travel isn’t possible is the classic “grandfather paradox” that states:
If you time-travel to the time of your grandfather and kill him before he has any children, then your father would not have been born, and then you would not have been born. And if you were never born, you could not go back to kill your grandfather.
Of course, the paradox dissolves when you realize that there are an infinite number of timelines — all simultaneously co-existing (parallel but distinct paths through the infinite matrix, or “flows” of events). When you “Time Travel” you are jumping to a DIFFERENT timeline. There is no change whatsoever in your originating timeline. The timeline you switched to may appear to be almost identical to the one you were on, but it is a totally DIFFERENT timeline.
Paranormal Phenomena and the Illusion of Time and Space
The paranormal/psychic phenomena of remote viewing and past life regressionshed light onto to the underlying nature of our reality and are consistent with the illusory nature of time and space that I am presenting here.
Remote viewing is the term that the military intelligence community coined as an alternative to other metaphysical terms. Remote viewing is the ability to view any location, no matter how distant, in one’s mind simply by conscious intent. According to the book Limitless Mind: A Guide to Remote Viewing anyone can develop this ability with training.
The ability for the mind to “see” any location in space strongly suggests that consciousness exists outside the brain in the fabric of the universe, as many ancient schools of thought believed, and that many leading-edge contemporary scientists are starting to understand and prove (check out the book The Immortal Mind: Science and the Continuity of Consciousness beyond the Brain to dive deeper into this subject).
Our conscious awareness is indeed a part of something akin to a universal mind and in its unbounded (unconstrained) state, we can move our point of awareness anywhere in the infinite matrix of information that represents all that is, navigating through it by “spatial” or “temporal” dimensions. In the case of remote viewing, we are accessing our unbounded (universal) mind and moving our focal point of awareness through the “spatial” dimension, the universal information matrix, to a specific “spatial” location.
Past life regression is another paranormal phenomena that illuminates the true nature of time and space. This technique uses hypnosis to put a subject into a state of consciousness that allows them to access the unbounded consciousness of their higher-self to explore, what we traditionally think of as, past and future lives. Our higher-self creates many souls that are aspects of itself and projects them into the lower frequency planes of existence. During past life regression, we are able to access some of our unbounded consciousness and move our point of awareness through the “temporal” dimension of the infinite information matrix along paths and to locations that correspond to segments and points on timelines that other aspects of our higher-self (other souls) are stepping through (experiencing).
Our higher-self creates many souls and puts them in many life forms, on many worlds, in many different situations, to accelerate the evolution of its consciousness (spiritual evolution). It is experiencing everything that all its souls are experiencing and growing because of it. It is having a massively parallel experience through all of its souls! If you want to learn more about reincarnation and past life regression, I recommend the books Journey of Souls and Past Life Regression: Discover Your Hidden Past Life Memories.
The Mechanics of Reality Creation
The reality that we are experiencing is by no means an “objective reality” as most people presume. In fact, it is more like what we would conceive of as a virtual reality, but one with some very interesting rules, some of which I’ve discussed here. Deeply understanding and mastering the laws and mechanics of reality creation will make you a very powerful being who can tailor make your personal reality to whatever you desire. And if we ALL mastered this, and focused our thoughts and intentions on the same vision of a better world, we could drastically alter our collective reality too! And quick!
Recently a reader of the my blog, Divine Cosmos, asked me to talk more about how to strengthen one’s connection to the Divine — one’s higher self, spirit guides, and spiritual family. Although I don’t claim to have all the answers I decided to share my thoughts on this subject because it’s such an important one — connecting to our higher guidance can dramatically help us on our journeys. And with the ever increasing numbers of souls starting to awaken is seemed like this might be very useful.
You Are Always Connected But…
The first thing to understand is, even though you may not feel connected, you are always connected to your higher self, spirit guides, and spiritual family — you are never alone. They are always listening and always answering you and sending you messages. It’s just a matter of whether you are receiving the messages or not, whether you are hearing the information being communicated.
The communication mode can vary. Some people can literally HEAR the messages — they hear the sounds of words (this is called clairaudience). But this is not the case for most of us, at least not yet. For most people the communication and guidance coming from their higher self and guides comes in the form of intuition — thoughts that come to your mind, ideas that pop into your head, and associated feelings. What some have called “the little voice in their head.”
Keep in mind that spirit usually communicates to us in a whisper — gentle whispers in our head and our heart, it will almost never shout. Because the messages are so subtle, it is very easy not to hear them, or to dismiss them as your imagination.
Many people are so busy, and their analytical minds are chattering away so loudly, that they don’t notice or hear the subtle messages coming from spirit. If they do notice their rational minds are likely to reject or ignore them.
Hence, it feels like there’s no connection! And indeed there is no FUNCTIONAL connection — but only because you are failing to receive the messages.
Another way that spirit can communicate with you is through signs and symbols delivered to you via the outer world. Often this mode of communication is more concrete and unambiguous than the messages coming through your intuition and spirit uses it as an auxiliary communication channel as appropriate. As usual, you need to be paying attention and trusting what you see and feel for this channel to be effective.
More on this later in the article but first let’s explore the reasons why you are not receiving your intuitive messages and what you can do about it.
The Top 3 Reasons Why You Aren’t Receiving Messages
The top three reasons why you aren’t receiving the messages being sent to you are; (1) You’re not noticing them because you are too busy and distracted, (2) you’re not hearing them because they are getting drowned out by too much mental noise, or (3) You’re not trusting them and simply ignoring or rejecting them.
Let’s dive into each of these in more detail and explore solutions.
#1 – Busyness and Distraction
People often DON’T NOTICE the intuitive messages coming from spirit because they’re so busy — and DISTRACTED — by their hectic day to day lives. They’re immersed in dealing with issues and chores; interacting with friends, family, coworkers; and dealing with any manner of things and are simply not paying attention for messages from spirit. And these messages are generally very subtle, so you really have to be paying attention to recognize them.
We all have busy lives to some extent or another, and we can get very busy for periods of time, and that is to be expected. But if you want to have a good connection with spirit you need to set aside some quiet and alone time, preferably every day. A spell of time where you slow down and relax and allow yourself the opportunity to hear and feel your connection and the messages coming through it.
This could be some form of daily meditation if that resonates with you. But any kind of quiet time will work; solo walks in nature, trail running, gardening, whatever. Anything that you enjoy doing that relaxes you and that is relatively mindless will allow the relatively subtle thoughts and feelings of your intuition to be heard. If you can’t manage to get some quiet time on a daily basis, don’t worry — semi-regularly is just fine.
In my personal case, I do not do well with sitting still and quiet, so meditation is out for me. I prefer to take solo walks in nature and in the hills. I don’t do these every day but quite frequently. Getting exercise and being in nature seems to reenergize me and some of my best insights, inspirations, and obvious messages come to me before, during, and after these.
What works best for you? Please share in the comments section below the article because it might help others with ideas.
#2 – Mental Noise
People often CAN’T HEAR the messages from spirit because their minds are so busy churning away coping with the problems of everyday life. If you are not hearing the voice of your higher self and your guides it may be that you are never quieting your mind enough to hear it. The constant chatter of our analytical and egoic mind is mental noise that can drown out the incoming messages that are being delivered through our intuition. The messages from spirit are like whispers and can be easily be overpowered by our other thoughts, fears, and worries.
One must make time on a regular basis to quiet the mind so you can hear the guidance and information coming through from your higher self and guides. Any kind of quiet time will work but the less physical sensory stimuli, the better.
Of course, meditation can serve this purpose very well if it resonates with you. It turns down the volume on the mind and reduces worry, stress, and anxiety which are the major sources of noise that interferes with us hearing our divine messages. In meditation you tune out the external world and go inside, which is your portal to the field of consciousness, making it easier to hear the messages from spirit. The eternal essence of all beings is pure consciousness and we are all parts of the one field of consciousness, that’s why going within is your connection point.
If meditation doesn’t work for you then anything that allows you to relax and lets your mind get quieter is good — absolute Zen-like clear mind is not required. Often any repetitive relatively easy mindless task that you enjoy can serve this purpose. Quieting your mind by whatever means on a regular basis it the best first step. This will allow those relatively subtle thoughts and feelings of your intuition to be heard.
#3 – Not Trusting Your Intuition
Perhaps the biggest problem in receiving the messages from spirit is that we will notice an incoming message but our rational minds will reject or ignore them. We won’t trust that they are meant for us and are meaningful.
This is one of the main reasons that people don’t FEEL like they have a connection to spirit. They are NOTICING the messages but are promptly ignoring or rejecting them because their rational mind doesn’t understand and trust intuitive communication or deems the thoughts and feelings as impractical, unrealistic, silly, or whatever.
Developing Trust In Your Intuition
To establish a functional communication channel with spirit you must learn how to trust your intuition. This is very challenging for many because of the very rational approach that our culture ingrains in us. You can’t expect the communication process with spirit to follow rational rules — the rational model of the world was devised from our study of the material world and we are not dealing with the material world here. Try to keep an open mind and pay more attention to your thoughts and feelings as well as things that you see and hear around you.
Firstly, It really helps to know that your higher self and guides are always with you (in fact, within you) and that their primary mode of communication with you is through your intuition. You must trust that you are being listened to and answered. And you must trust that you are able to know the answers.
Don’t expect this trust to develop overnight. It could, but it might require a little time. If you set the intention to achieve a better connection, it will come. Go ahead and tell your higher self, guides, and spiritual family (out loud or in your mind) that you want to establish a good connection with them. Then all you need to do is start paying attention to your thoughts and feelings and things happening outside.
Most likely it will start with small coincidences and synchronicities. Make a habit of looking for these and to make note of them. Also, begin to make a habit of asking for what you need. Start with small things that you want to happen that day. The goal is to experience small successes that build your confidence that your communication channel with spirit is open and working.
After asking for help with something pay attention to what shows up. Sometimes the answer arrives as the thing you needed, other times a helpful person will show up, or you might stumble upon some relevant or useful information. Often you will be answered by receiving an inspired idea or thought. Sometimes it will be blatantly obvious that the idea must have come from spirit because the idea had absolutely no precedent in your prior thinking — it just came out of the blue. Trust that these are truly messages intended for you from spirit and let yourself gain confidence and experience in how communication with spirit works.
Ask For A Sign of Their Presence
One way to build your confidence and trust is to simply ask them for a sign of their presence. They will deliver a sign to you that they know is the best way to convince you — and it might be something very personal — since they know you better than you know yourself.
Some traditional signs that are offered by your angelic guides, as silly as they seem, are putting a coin or feathers in your path, perhaps repeatedly. But honestly, it could be anything so keep an open mind and pay attention.
Another way they may indicate their presence to you is through repeating numbers. If you are seeing numbers like 11:11, 444, or any other number that is showing up repeatedly and more often or in quick succession in ways that seem improbable this is very likely a high five from the other side.
Repeating numbers are how my guides got my attention initially. After they knew I had noticed the frequent and improbable repeating numbers, then they nudged me to stumble across the book Angel Numbers 101 which explains what they mean. I only had to read the first paragraph of that book, and I realized that this must be what was happening to me. As the book points out, not only will your guides get your attention with the repeating numbers but they can then be used as message codes and allow for an alternate channel of communication that complements and is a fallback to your intuition.
Asking for a sign of presence isn’t something that you only do when you are initially trying to establish a connection. You can do this whenever you’re feeling of connection is waning or when doubt is creeping in, and you need reassurance of their presence. They will be very happy to give you a sign of their presence any time you need reassurance. They want you to trust their messages, and they know how important it is for you to trust their presence.
I’ve done this numerous times myself. I occasionally get busy or stressed out and distracted by my work and the world and I feel like I’m disconnected. When I get in that state I just say out loud… “you know you guys (that’s how I refer to my guides.. as you guys) I’m feeling really disconnected and it would be very reassuring to get a sign of your presence.” A sign always comes and sometimes in the most amazing and delightful ways!
That wraps it up for how to master your primary channel of communication to spirit — your intuitive communication channel. But there is an alternate communication channel that you should be aware of.
Alternate Channel of Communication — External Signs and Symbols
Another way that messages can be delivered to you is via signs and symbols in the outer world. Your guides frequently use this mechanism by presenting to you a picture or symbol, a word or phrase, a song, meaningful numbers, or anything else that serves as a symbolic message. These may appear on license plates, road signs, music playing on the radio, and the like. Unfortunately, most of the time people are not even paying attention to things like this. If they do happen to notice something they’ll usually just write it off as a meaningless coincidence.
Start paying more attention to the symbols in the outside world and your first impressions of what they might mean. With practice you may perfect recognizing them and begin to trust this symbolic communication channel.
Start asking questions and pay attention to what form the answer comes in — it may show up through your intuition as a hunch or inspired idea, but it might come as a sign or symbol. For example, you might see a license plate with some pertinent and meaningful words on it that feels like your answer — trust your feelings and the message.
Solidifying Your Connection
With trust, patience, and practice using the techniques described you will firmly establish your communication channel to the Divine as many thousands and thousands have already done. And many more are coming online every day, one of which will be you.
Spirit is delighted when each of us becomes aware of, and then firmly establishes a connection. It allows them to start guiding us more effectively — and this is what they signed up for, and agreed to do for us when we decided to dive into an incarnation in the Earth game. So they finally get to execute their purpose fully, which is very rewarding and satisfying for them!
One of the most common ways in which angels speak to us is by showing us repetitive number sequences. Angel Numbers 101 explains how to receive accurate messages from your angels and heavenly loved ones whenever you see repetitive number sequences on telephone numbers, license plates, receipts, clocks, and such.
Humanity is the midst of a great ascension event and in fact, a massive trans-dimensional shift is underway across all of creation. This shift is being experienced on Earth as heightened levels of consciousness, expanded perceptual abilities, and quickened manifestation. And this shift is but one small aspect of the overall Ascension process that the entire Universe is undergoing on a constant basis.
The universal ascension process has been discussed throughout the ages and often misunderstood or over-simplified. Ascension is not about going to some higher “place” it’s about attaining higher levels consciousness and reintegrating with your higher levels of self, and ultimately fully reintegrating with your highest self, none other than Source consciousness itself.
It is toward that state of bonded Union with the expanded levels of self that you strive in these times.
In this article, I offer my understanding of the universal ascension process gleaned from my studies and insights over the past few years. As always, my articles are simply my perspective that I share in the spirit of discovery and empowerment, take what resonates and leave the rest.
The Universal Ascension Process
Ascension is the core dynamic of the Universe, and it cannot be understood without realizing that the Universe IS consciousness, and understanding how that consciousness it structured. Let’s do a quick review.
All is Energy, All is Mind
Everything visible and invisible to our physical senses, including matter, are simply patterns of energy. The Universe is a field of energy, and here’s the kicker — this field of energy is conscious! How and why this is so is a still bit of a mystery, but none the less consciousness is the fundamental stuff of the Universe and everything else is just deriviative.
Our consciousness is not a product of our physical brains, as contemporary science would have us believe, it is a thread of Universal consciousness. There is only one consciousness in the universe and it is the “source” of each of ours.
The Nature of Reality
The reality we perceive and experience isn’t the objective thing that our physical senses and analytic mind have concluded, it’s more akin to a very lucid coherent dream. We exist inside of a mind-scape — a great conceptual space created by the thoughts of the cosmic mind. We are focal points of awareness of that cosmic mind, each perceiving and experiencing a small slice of this great conceptual space from its own unique vantage point. The reality that we perceive is just the tip of the iceberg. There are multiple realms of existence and planes of reality within this great conceptual space — there’s so much more than we’ve ever imagined and it’s amazing!
The Nature of Self
The self that many believe is all of them, the self that identifies with the physical body and physical mind, is a mere transient fragment of your TRUE self. Your true self is your consciousness, and it is a thread of universal consciousness. And this consciousness that is YOU is organized into multiple layers, with each higher layer being a composite of all the parts in the lower layer — you are multidimensional being, and every level of your self is striving towards reunion with its source — this is the process of ascension.
The most immediate higher layer of your consciousness is your SOUL. Your Soul is an individuated aspect of universal consciousness with its own focal point of awareness, and local memory that accumulates and stores all of your experiences, and the understandings derived from them, within its energy field.
Your Soul created and connected to your physical body because physical existence is unlike anything in the non-physical realms and provides highly formative experiences that contribute greatly to its spiritual evolution and ascension.
The Multi-level Structure of Universal Consciousness
Your soul is part of the multi-layered composite structure of universal consciousness. As explained in depth in my article The Multidimensional Self, source consciousness created many selves within its one self by the process of division. It subdivided its consciousness into multiple points of awareness each with its own local memory thereby creating individuated sub-threads of its consciousness — in essence sub-selves.
The primary mechanism of the subdivision process is frequency reduction. By reducing the frequency of portions of its energy Source created distinct areas within its consciousness. Frequency differentiation is one of the reasons why sub-selves appear distinct and separate from their parent self and is a key element in understanding the universal ascension process.
The ability of consciousness to subdivide itself is a general capability and each thread of consciousness, each sub-self, no matter what its level can, in turn, subdivide itself becoming the parent-self to many sub/child-selves. This process of subdivision has been repeated many times creating a deep parent/child lineage — a massive branching tree of sub-selves all within the One Self. The parent of a group of sub-selves can be thought of as their higher-self and could also be thought of as a composite self — because all the sub-selves of a parent self are really just aspects or parts of the parent self, and ultimately the parent self is the sum of all the experiences and understandings of all of its sub-selves.
Keep in mind that a sub-self is simply a pattern of sentient energy at a lower frequency than its parent. The energy pattern of the sub-self is superimposed on the energy pattern of its parent self. In other words WITHIN a sub-selves energy pattern are the higher frequency energy patterns of their parent. So literally all the higher levels of consciousness, of self, that you a part of are within you, and you are within them because it is all simply patterns of energy superimposed on each other at different frequencies.
The multi-level divisional structure of consciousness represents a massively parallel evolutionary strategy for the expansion of source consciousness. Source is the sum of all the experiences and understandings of a massive tree of sub-selves. Ultimately every self, every being, is a part of the One Self that is Source consciousness, and it is expanding its understanding of itself and the nature of its existence through all of our experiences.
The Journey of Souls — Spiritual Evolution and Ascension
The fundamental impetus that drives all selves, all beings, at any level in the tree of consciousness is the desire to evolve spiritually and attain reunion with their source. A beings state of consciousness; how it views itself in relation to others, and its principles, ideals, and values is correlated to the frequency of its energy. The experiences that a being has drives the evolution of it consciousness and as it evolves it ascends to higher levels of consciousness and frequency.
Your Soul is near the bottom of stack in the multi-level structure of consciousness. The Soul exists at a frequency level that is close enough to the physical frequency bands that it allows it to connect to a physical body. Physical life offers profound and highly formative experiences that provides your soul incredible opportunities for rapid spiritual evolution.
Each soul evolves by the apparent linear process of incarnating many times in a series of physical lives. But it turns that our linear conception of this is wrong — all these lives; past, present, and future are all happening simultaneously! Our misconception of reincarnation as a sequential process is based on ourmisconception of the nature of time and our lack of understanding of the multidimensional nature of self.
The many lives that are attributed to your Soul are actually the parallel lives of a related group of Souls — all the souls that are children of your Souls parent self — a level of self known as the Over-Soul. Your Over-Soul subdivided itself into many Souls for the specific purpose of collecting a wealth of physical experience from many parallel life journeys. The understandings reaped from these journeys are enriching your Over-Soul and every higher level of itself, and drawing it ever closer to complete attunement to its highest self, the One Self — Source consciousness.
Higher Self, Wider Self, One Self
Your Over-Soul is your souls immediate higher self but could also be considered your “wider self” becuase your Over-Soul is the composite of you and all the other souls that it birthed. And if you adopted the perspective your Over-Soul, you could even consider the other souls birthed by it as your “other selves”. And you could take this idea a step further — if you adopted the perspective of your highest self, the One Self, then all sub-selves created within the One Self, regardless of what level, could be considered your other selves. In a very real sense we are all one.
Sub-threads of the Soul — Probable Selves
A little known, and quite astounding, additional example of the massively parallel strategy the every level of consciousness and beingness is employing to maximize its spiritual evolution is something that your Soul is doing completely unbeknownst to you. Your Soul isn’t just experiencing one life path as defined by your choices, it is experiencing EVERY POSSIBLE life path variation and doing it in parallel!
Your Soul is literally exploring every probable way the your life could unfold. At every decision point, of any significance, along your life path, your Soul creates two sub-threads of its consciousness and uses them to follow both branches of experience. At any given time your Soul has a substantial number of sub-selves navigating many parallel life path variations and thereby maximizing the growth potential for itself and all its higher levels of self.
You are a multi-level multi-part being, and through your simultaneous journeys in many realities, realms and timelines you have reaped a wealth of experience and understandings that are enriching every level of self.
Ascension and the Unification Process
The journey of Souls involves way more than just souls — every level of beingness and self is involved. The journey is the evolutionary process of reintegration with our source. All beings are continually evolving until they reunify with the One Self — and become one with their Source, with God.
Our source devised the process of dividing and differentiating itself as a strategy to explore the nature of itself and its existence. The experiences and understandings reaped from its many sub-selves are expanding its understanding of itself at an exponential rate.
The experiences that each of us has, and the understanding that are gleaned from them, are not fully assimilated into the next higher level of our self until we reintegrate energetically with that next level. As a given level of self evolves its level of consciousness it is also increasing its frequency, drawing it ever closer to the frequency of its next higher level of self (parent self). When its frequency ascends to match the frequency of its parent self, then full reintegration is achieved and reunification with the parent self is complete.
As each child self reintegrates with its parent self all of the experiences and the understandings of the child fully meld with the parent and when all of its children reintegrate this bumps the parents level of consciousness and frequency up, moving it ever closer to reintegration with its parent self. This process cascades up until eventually all levels of self and all sub-selves have reintegrated with their highest self, none other than source consciousness — the One Self.
Cycles of Differentiation/Division and Unification
This is the universal ascension process and it has two phases; differentiation and unification.
During the differentiation phase, Source divides itself into many sub-selves, using the multi-level sub-divisional process, unfolding/unfurling itself into a great inverted tree-like structure of beingness.
This sets the stage for the unification phase initiating a massively parallel process of self-discovery and reunification. The reunification process progresses from the bottom up. The great inverted tree of beingness progressively retracts starting from the lowest levels of beingness, from the leaves of the tree and our incarnate physical selves and heading up towards the base of the tree and the highest level of consciousness. As each level of self reintegrates with its parent self it, in turn, drives its parent self towards unification with its parent self. This process trickles up through each successive level ultimately achieving the complete reunification of All with the One, with our Source.
To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.
This is our journey to oneness. This is the fundamental dynamic that our Source set in motion to expand itself. This is the great process of differentiation and unification that the One Self has repeated many times to expand its understanding of self and existence.
Oneness is the state that that every level of beingness is striving towards. And this yearning for reunification comes directly from the One that exists deep within each us.
This book contains profound wisdom from a universal source, identifying itself as ‘Oneness’ (God), as channeled through Rasha. It provides an amazing picture of our wider self and wider reality and is filled with astounding metaphysical concepts which can serve to catalyze your inner path to enlightenment and personal transformation.
Whether you know it or not, you are a multidimensional being of staggering proportions. You are more than meets the eye, much more — more than your body, more than your soul, in fact, you are an integral part of the Universe. You are present on many levels of reality simultaneously and more powerful than you have ever imagined. Are you ready to expand your concept of self-hood to include higher selves, other/parallel selves, and probable selves? If so then, let’s dive in!
Most of us are familiar with the idea of the soul — the conception that our bodies are transient physical vessels for an eternal energetic aspect of our consciousness, which is our true essence. Conventional science dismisses this idea, and so do many people. I’m assuming that you probably embrace it since you were attracted to this article. You’re not alone; many people feel the presence of something greater within themselves. And as the great shift in the consciousness of humanity accelerates more and more people are feeling and connecting to it.
If we take the existence of some sort of higher aspect of self as a given, the next question becomes; is our current idea of the soul accurate and complete? There are a growing number of sources that are saying that it is not, that it is overly simplistic, in fact, almost one-dimensional when compared to the new higher fidelity models being suggested.
Some schools of thought subscribe to the very simple model shown below.
This model portrays just two entities; Source/God and Souls (potentially connected to bodies). Its most notable element is that the soul is seen as created by, but separate from the creator. This representation is very simple and easy to understand but it is a gross oversimplification, and the idea that we are separate from Source/God is, well, just plain wrong. Luckily, fewer and fewer people are subscribing to this particular model.
Another school of thought offers a somewhat more sophisticated model as shown below.
It considers the Soul a PART OF a wider/higher entity referred to as the Over-Soul, which in turn, is part of the all-encompassing Source/God entity. This model is on the right track and hits upon a couple of key elements; we are multi-layered beings, and every layer is PART OF (and within) each successive layer and all are part of, and within, the one all-encompassing being that we call Source/God. Yet even this model is an oversimplification.
A word of warning here; when you see the term “being”, think “sentient energetic entity” not “physical being”. Most of us have a tendency to personify the concept of “beingness”, but this is a mistake. The essence of all beingness is something non-physical and that’s why I will often use the term “entity” instead, because it avoids this trap.
While the models presented certainly do reflect some aspects of the deeper reality, it is my contention that they are just gross approximations. In the remainder of this article, I will present a more sophisticated model that is a synthesis of ideas from a number of different sources and expands greatly beyond the models mentioned above. It suggests that we are multidimensional entities present on many levels of “reality” simultaneously and more powerful than we have been led to believe or have ever imagined. Only a small portion of your total beingness is present in the physical body that you may have erroneously assumed was all of you. The you that you identify as you is a part of a much bigger entity, which is ultimately also just a small part of the ultimate entity that is “all that is” — referred to through the ages by many names; Source, Infinite Creator, God, etc.
You are a multidimensional being of staggering proportions and in your quest to know yourself, and the nature of your existence, you have employed massive parallelism.
So what exactly is a soul and what is its relationship to what some call “God” and others call “Source Consciousness”?
If you haven’t heard the term “source consciousness” before then this may come as a shock — the universe is conscious in its very fabric. The Universe is not at all what it appears from our very limited perspective. We exist inside of something resembling a great cosmic mind, often referred to as “cosmic/universal consciousness”.
As the term “source consciousness” suggests, all consciousness is derived from the universal field of consciousness. The consciousness of each and every one of us is an individualized thread of the universal consciousness. This is what your “soul” is — it is a thread of universal consciousness with an associated repository of experiential information (local memory), and derivative ideas, all somehow encoded as a pattern of energy. Our soul is sentient energy as is the entire universe.
There is only One Consciousness in all existence. The consciousness that I know myself as is the same consciousness you know yourself as.
Source consciousness is the intelligence that is/created our Universe, and it INDIRECTLY created all our souls. One of the fundamental capabilities of consciousness is the ability to subdivide itself — to create smaller individualized copies of itself within itself. Source used this mechanism to create the first level of sub-threads of its consciousness, what in effect could be thought of as sub-selves. It did this to explore and experience many-ness, rather than oneness, but more importantly, as a strategy to accelerate the exploration of itself and existence — to accelerate its evolution.
The mechanism that Source used to accomplish subdivision and individuation of its consciousness was primarily that of lowering the frequency of portions of its energies, stepping them down into the lower frequency bands of the energetic field. This is part of the reason why subdivisions of consciousness operate somewhat independently of, yet are inherently part of and connected to, the “higher” consciousness that spawned them — they are simply portions of the parent sentient energies at a significantly lower frequential level.
The subdivisions of consciousness that Source created within itself, in a very real sense, can be considered its sub-selves. And here is the really cool part, anything that a sub-self experiences is also experienced by its parent/higher-self and thus forms the basis for an evolutionary strategy — massively parallel experiences!
The process of subdivision of consciousness is a general capability and can and has been repeated by the sub-selves at each level of consciousness, and for the same reasons — to accelerate their evolution, and thereby contributing to Sources evolution.
Consciousness is like a multi-level branching structure. If we use a tree analogy then source consciousness would be the tree trunk. The tree trunk then divides into many large branches, which keep dividing into smaller and smaller branches until we get to twigs with a leaf attached to the end of each.
In this model we could think of the “leaves” as physical bodies and then as you move from the leaf towards the trunk we’d encounter the soul level, and then the over-soul level, and then a number of additional levels till we reached the the tree trunk coming out of the ground, the Source level. Note that even thou the diagram above shows seven levels it’s unclear how many levels there really are, or whether all branches have to have the same number of divisions/levels. The only thing that’s for sure is that there are more than three levels, probably many more. A number of sources indicate that there is a level above the Over-Soul that has been refered to as “Soul Group”. Below is a diagram illustrating the divisional structure of universal consciousness.
According to some sources there are 2,135 Soul Groups participating in the Earth experience right now (who knows how many exist within Source in total, probably many more). Each Soul Group entity is able to subdivide itself into (create) up to 144,000 over-souls, and each over-soul is able to create up to 12 souls, and each soul up to 12 soul-extensions. A Soul-Extension is just another subdivision of consciousness which allows connection to physical vehicles (bodies) in the very lowest frequency bands. The consciousness that connects to a body to “drive” it has to be within a certain “distance” frequentailly to achieve the connection. If you do the math this leads to potentially 44 billion incarnate entities on Earth.
An over-soul creates one or more souls for the purpose of connecting to physical bodies in the physical planes of existence — the lower frequency bands of the Universe. A physical body is simply a vehicle that the soul uses to have physical experiences. Physical life provides unique and highly formative experiences that are much sought after by a wide variety of non-physical beings. Physical experience, while challenging, is a spiritual evolution fast track and therefore highly coveted.
The 12×12 subdivisional structure of the Over-Soul allows each over-soul to have up to 144 sub-selves that each can bind to physical bodies for 144 parallel physical lives. And of course, one of these 144 sub-selves and its body is YOU!
The Higher Self, The True Self
Amongst those that embrace that they have a soul, many are still overly identified with their body as their identity. Even those that embrace the soul as their true identity may be missing a deeper appreciation of the true scope of their wider/higher self. Despite the fact that some use the term “Higher-Self” as a synonym for the “Over-Soul” I think it’s better used to refer to all the levels of self all the way up to, and including, Source. The figure below illustrates this idea.
Your body, and in a sense, even your soul, where created as a transient sentient entity to serve as an experiential and evolutionary vehicle for your over-soul. So in a very real sense, you could consider the over-soul that spawned your soul as your TRUE SELF!
And your Over-Soul is an immensely wise and powerful being that is always trying to encourage you to create the best experiences for yourself and to become the highest vision of yourself. Why? because you are part of it, and it is experiencing through you!
At this point you might be wondering, If this is true, why don’t I know it and feel it?This is a very good question.
When your soul incarnates (connects to a physical vehicle) it loses its memory of its greater existence. The “veil of forgetting” is intentional, it makes the earth game a fully immersive and truly formative experience. The game of life would not be the same if you knew it was just a game.
We also lose a lot of the fidelity of our connection to our higher-self (over-soul and source). This is an unavoidable consequence of incarnating into the lower frequencyplanes of existence — the physical planes. Our earthly level of consciousness is at a frequency so much lower than that of our higher-self that any stream of information coming down is subject to a large reduction of fidelity due to the frequency step down required. Yet we could still have a very good connection with our higher-self if it wasn’t for one thing — our out-of-control ego.
The constant chatter of the ego and analytical mind creates so much mental noise that we can’t hear the inner guiding voice of our higher-self. Essentially the signal to noise ratio is so low that the information coming from our higher-self gets drowned out. Hence, most people on Earth have almost totally lost connection with their higher-self and have completely forgotten what they really are.
What does it take to reestablish a clear connection to your higher-self? For one thing, it takes a clear and quiet mind. One must quell the constant chatter of the analytical and egoic mind and the fear and worry that dominates it. Another thing that helps is to reduce our busyness — the constant distractions of our hectic daily lives don’t leave much space for the presence of the higher-self. Making more time for solitude and meditation is a good start.
As poor as most peoples connection to there higher self is, you’ve never really completely lost your connection to the other parts of your multidimensional self. Without realizing it, you’ve had communications between the different layers of your multidimensional self, as well as “other” higher dimensional beings, particularly in childhood when you where much more open and receptive. Since then you’ve rejected, ignored, and forgotten most of these “Interdimensional” experiences, simply because you didn’t understand what they were and dismissed them as dreams, over-active imagination, hallucinations, etc.
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Even thou the loss of connection with our higher-self could be seen as “bad” it actually serves one of the reasons why we devised the game of life in the first place — to experience separation and to see what it could teach us — separation from the source of our beingness, separation from the knowing that we are all parts of one great being and interconnected and interdependent.
With training, you can learn how to move your locus of consciousness to any level of your wider/higher-self — your soul, over-soul, even Source, and perceive from that higher perspective. In fact, you can move your locus of consciousness to anywhere in the infinite matrix that is the conceptual/information space of the universal field of consciousness. More on this in future articles, follow the blog to stay tuned!
Other Selves, Parallel Selves, and Many Lives
From the perspective of your Over-Soul (the higher you), all the souls that it created, and their extensions that are connected to physical bodies, could be considered your “other selves”.
By some accounts, this can be up to 144 PARALLEL incarnations, and regardless of whether that exact number is correct, we can safely say that the higher you is experiencing MANY LIVES in parallel. And since at the end of a life the sentient energy that was connected to a body can be reused with another body, your Over-Soul has experienced far more incarnations than this, perhaps thousands! This is why your Over-Soul is so wise, it’s the sum of all the wisdom gleaned from a vast amount of experiences.
Your many incarnations can be anywhere in the physical Universe — any planet; any galaxy; any time period — past, present, or future (our conception of time is wrong,time is an illusion); and in any one of the planes of physical reality.
But since you’re here having an Earth experience it is very likely that many of the other lives the higher you is having are also here on Earth, probably in other time periods. The Earth reality system provides challenging yet highly formative experiences that are appropriate for fairly advanced beings, so if you are currently engaged here, then it is likely that most of your other selves are here as well because anything less would be boring.
Here’s a diagram that highlights all the parallel incarnations associated with a given over-soul.
Past and Future Lives
Using a technique known as “Past Life Regression” you can actually visit or “see” your other lives — by “see” I mean “have and inner experience of”. This is done by going into a trance state (via hypnosis or deep relaxation) and then being guided, by suggestion or your own intent, to visit the experiences of your “other selves”, your “other lives”. In the trance state, the earthly mind is quieted, and one can perceive from the vantage point of any level of ones higher-self and sense the experiences of any of their parallel lives. All these experiences are recorded in the energy/information field of your higher-self and are accessible if you center the focus of your consciousness in one of the levels of your higher-self. Depending on the level you may “see” the lives experienced by your soul, or your over-soul, or perhaps even higher levels of yourself.
The term “Past Life Regression” is a bit of a misnomer since your other lives are all happening simultaneously and can be in any time period; past or future. If visiting a future life seems illogical or impossible to you then you might want to check out my article on The Illusion of Time. In the many thousands of regressions that have been done many have reported “seeing” portions of lives that were clearly in the future rather than in the past. Most people focus on exploring their “past lives” because, with our erroneous conception of linear time, we think that the past is “recorded” (and therefore potentially can be explored) but the future hasn’t happened yet (so isn’t recorded and can’t be visited).
There are also many people who have reported experiences from what could be called the “inter-life” period, the time between lives. A common report from these experiences is that our many lives are all, somehow, happening at once. Yet other people have reported an apparent sequential process of coming out of one life, reviewing it, planning, and then starting the next — which seems to contradict “all at once”. This is likely due to the fact that non-linear concepts are very hard for our earthly minds to understand and express so we will often express them linearly.
Probable Selves, Parallel Selves, and Many Life Paths
Another way that your higher-self accelerates its evolution through the use of parallelism is to experience all possible/probable life paths!
Have you ever wondered what would have happened if you had made a different choice at a critical juncture in your life? Well, so did your soul, but instead of just wondering it divides its consciousness yet again, creating a sub-thread of its consciousness to follow and experience each alternate life path. At every decision point of any significance, one portion of your souls sentience follows branch A, and another follows branch B. Your soul is experiencing all possible/probable life paths in parallel! The YOU that you think of as you is simply a sub-thread of your soul that is experiencing one particular branch of the life path decision tree.
At every significant decision point on a life path the path branches. A decision tree represents all possible paths. All of these are experienced by your soul. This mechanism creates a massively parallel experience which maximizes the evolutionary potential for the soul, for the over-soul, and for Source — since all experiences are experienced by your higher consciousness, they trickle up.
The soul threads that follow each of the possible paths of experience could in a sense, be called “Probable Selves”. Because there is one for each possible/probable life path. These probable selves are all very real and so are all the alternate experiences they are having — and it is all being accumulated by your higher levels of self! Imagine how much one could learn by experiencing every possible alternative life path, and all their outcomes! You would learn and grow very fast! That’s the reason why we designed the process this way!
The Highest Self, The One Self
Life has everything to do with you. But with Big You, not with Little You; with Universal You, not with Local You. There is only One of us.
Once you understand and embrace the multidimensional nature of your beingness, your perspective will broaden greatly. You may begin to see yourself not as the body and the ego that’s running around here on Earth but as your true essence — your eternal higher-self. You might even embrace, that in a very real sense, your “highest self” is source consciousness!
And an even greater realization may come over you. The realization that since the consciousness of all entities/beings are ultimately threads of source consciousness, and hence we are all parts of the one universal consciousness, that in a very real sense, there is only “One Self”.
All levels of consciousness and all loci of consciousness/beingness are ultimately within, and integral parts of, source consciousness — the one being. And this one being is your highest self, so in a sense, all beings could be considered “yourself”. This is why it makes sense to treat all beings with the utmost respect, care, encouragement, etc — because it’s all you!
Neal Donald Walsch was experiencing a low period in his life when he decided to write a letter to God, venting his frustrations. What he did not expect was a response. As he finished his letter, he was moved to continue writing – and out came extraordinary answers to his questions. This work presents the answers that Walsch received, helping him to change himself, his life and the way he viewed other beings.
An astonishing book that awakens you to your own power. Story has adopted the term ‘Freedom Consciousness’ to describe the state of being where spirit naturally resides. So rather than encouraging readers to become ‘other than they are’ he empowers them to realize ‘All That They Already Are’ through freeing the self from the limited beliefs that it may have taken on in forms such as fear, shame, guilt, and lack of self-worth.
This book will help you discover the long journey of your soul — whether your incarnations were in the distant past or more recent. It teaches you to do your own past life regressions, with hypnosis or guided meditation, to recover lost past life memories for yourself and others.
Dr. Goldberg developed the technique and field of progressing patients into future lives in 1977. In this book he reveals the implications of karma in our lives, how we are affected by reincarnation, and how hypnosis can reveal our pasts and our futures. He also includes some enthralling case histories from the 35,000 past- and future-life regressions (of some 14,000 individuals) he has conducted.
Have you figured out who and what you truly are? Have you realized that your self is not limited to your body? There are multiple levels to your self and ultimately your highest self is Source Consciousness — you are an integral part of the One Self.
Levels of Self
Your true self is not limited to the egoic self that identifies solely with its physical body and imagines that this is all it is. Your wider self is a multi-level composite being that exists at many non-physical levels at once. To keep it simple let’s talk about the three most important levels. The LESSER-SELF (or egoic self), your SOUL, and your HIGHER-SELF (over-soul).
Self and The Nature of the Universe
Before diving deeper into the nature of self, we’ll need to take a side trip to explore the fundamental nature of the universe. One cannot understand the nature of SELF without understanding its relation to the nature of the universe. Let’s take a whirlwind tour.
The universe is a field of energy. And everything seen and unseen are simply patterns of energy — matter, electromagnetic radiation, etc. And here’s the kicker, this energy field is CONSCIOUS! In some way, not fully understood yet, consciousness is embedded in the fabric of the universe! And everything is conscious to some degree; an atom, a rock, a cell, a plant, an animal, a human. Of course current mainstream science isn’t aware of this, but hey, there’s a lot of stuff they have figured out yet. They’ve been ignoring or ridiculing the work of a small group of free thinking scientists, around the world, that have been digging deeper into this for the past twenty years or so. If you are skeptical about this and want to read a detailed account of what leading edge science has uncovered about the energetic field and consciousness check out the book The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe.
The universe is intelligent and aware. It is essentially a mind, a being — one being. Many terms have be used for this one being; God, supreme being, source consciousness, etc. The term that I prefer to use is “Universe” with a capital U. Henceforth this is the term I will use when referring to the one universal being. And here’s the mind-blowing part, everything is a manifestation of the thoughts of this one being. There two ways to think about this; (1) Everything is CREATED by its thoughts or, (2) Everything IS its thoughts. The difference is a fine point that probably isn’t important to this discussion. Just to be clear, by “everything” I mean ALL THAT IS; energy, matter, stars, planets, etc. And guess what? That includes US too!
This brings us back to the idea of SELFHOOD. In a sense, the Universe is ONE SELF. But here’s where it starts to get very interesting, apparently it decided that it wanted to experience “manyness” instead of “oneness”. Why it wanted this is hard to say, maybe it was lonely, who knows. So it created OTHER selves. And because it is ALL THERE IS, the only way it could do this is by creating SUB-SELVES. It couldn’t create other selves OUTSIDE of itself because it is ALL THAT IS, hence they must be WITHIN itself.
When it created each sub-self it did so with a slightly different mix of its own qualities. This way they each would be different and unique. Presumably it did this because it’s more interesting than making a bunch of exact copies of itself. A bunch of little clones of oneself might be kind of boring or maybe even annoying. In addition, each sub-self has its own point of awareness and local memory. In effect, each sub-self is fully individualized. Another way of thinking about this is as threads of consciousness — it created many threads of its consciousness each with its own point of awareness and memory. And guess what? This is where you and I come in — we are those threads, we are those sub-selves.
And all those points of awareness that are US are actually its points of awareness! Yes, consciousness can do this. It can have multiple points of awareness. The Universe is experiencing through us! That’s the whole point. The Universe does not want to WATCH “manyness”, it wants to directly EXPERIENCE “manyness”. The Universe is having a massively parallel experience through us! In effect, the Universe is SELF-ACTUALIZING through us!
You are not IN the universe, you ARE the universe, an intrinsic part of it. Ultimately you are not a person, but a focal point where the universe is becoming conscious of itself.
The universe is an energy field and this field is conscious.
The universe is one mind, one being.
We are all sub-beings of that one being.
Oh by the way, as far we can tell, the universe is infinite and eternal.
So IF the universe is an energy being THEN that makes us energy beings too! And IF the universe is eternal THEN that makes us eternal too!
YOU ARE AN ETERNAL ENERGY BEING … did you know that? Why then do we have physical bodies and DIE you might ask? Good question, and thanks for asking because this gets to the heart of the matter regarding SELF and LEVELS OF SELF.
Your True Self, Your Higher Self, and Your Soul
Your TRUE SELF is that eternal non-physical being we’ve been talking about. We’ll call this your HIGHER-SELF, and it is a thread of source consciousness. From Sources perspective your higher-self if one of it’s many sub-selves. And guess what your higher-self decided to do? It decided to create some sub-selves of its own, one of which you call your SOUL.
Your soul is a thread of your higher-self’s consciousness. Your higher-self created a bunch of souls (including yours) each with a unique mixture of traits. And each one of these souls is connected to a physical body and having a physical life. Your higher-self does this so it can experience many scenarios and learn and grow spiritually. Your body is a vehicle for your soul, and your soul is a vehicle of experience for your higher-self. Your higher-self is experiencing everything you are experiencing, and everything that each of it’s other souls (and their bodies) are experiencing. Your higher-self is the sum of all its sub-selves experiences. This allows it to spiritually evolve faster.
The universe (and us) decided that it would be interesting and formative to create physical worlds and physical bodies and for us to play in. One of these physical worlds is EARTH. Our higher-self creates our soul and and your sould binds to a physical body (incarnates) because it provides a delicious experience and an immense learning/growth opportunity. The whole point of this “game of life” is growth and self-mastery. Hence, it is sometimes referred to as the “school of life”.
You (your soul) CHOOSE to incarnate and participate in the earth game knowing full well the challenges and the rewards. To explore more deeply why your soul choose to particpate in the earth experience check out What’s the Point of Life? Why are We Here? The earth game is a highly engaging, demanding, and immersive experience. A part of the fun of the game is that you lose yourself in it. You forget who you really are, and why you are here. But eventually you “wake up” to the fact that you are indeed in a “game” and this realization is very exciting indeed. After that you begin playing the game “consciously” — you know you are in a game, and you start to figure out what the rules are. This allows you to start playing the game on a whole new level. And you begin to realize you have far more control over your experience and outcomes than you ever imagined. For more information on how the game of life works, and how to become a master player, check out the book Living the Law of One: The Choice.
The YOU that is here on earth right now is multi-dimensional being. Your soul is an aspect of a higher-self which exists in some other energetic plane of reality and is connected energetically to your physical mind/body. Through this connection your soul, and the higher-self that created it, is experiencing everything that you are experiencing. It is often said the we are 3 part beings; mind/body/spirit — but the spirit part of you is actually three parts as well; soul/higher-self/source.
From the perspective of your soul, your physical mind/body is your LESSER-SELF. From the perspective of your physical mind/body the three levels of your eternal non-physical consciousness and beingness are its HIGHER-SELF.
The three level model that I’ve presented here is actually a simplification, there are many more levels of self than this. For a deeper exploration of this check out my article The Multidimensional Self.
You are eternal non-physical being that’s having a physical experience!
Your soul is an aspect of a higher level of consciouness which is an aspect of source consciouness.
Your soul is bound energetically to your physical mind/body
Your higher-self and source are experiencing everything you are physically experiencing.
Your Lesser Self
Many people only know their self as their identification with their body, their gender, their job, their possessions, and the thoughts and emotions churning away in their egoic mind. This is your LESSER-SELF. This self lives in fear of being less than others and having less than others. This leads to competition, conflict, greed, and selfishness. The world is full of people who only know their lesser selves, and has been for a very long time. You can see the kind of world that this creates — your living in it. It creates a world characterized by competition and conflict. This is reflected throughout our history.
This is unavoidable because the world we create is a reflection of our inner-selves — our state of consciousness. To change the world for the better, we must first change ourselves. Lasting change in the world is impossible otherwise.
Be the change that you wish to see in the world.
Normally your higher-self would have some degree of influence over your thoughts and behavior but the earth experience is so intense and deeply immersive that we get lost in it. Our egoic minds are so attached to the reality of the game, and our thoughts are churning so furiously that we cannot hear our higher-self. We do not realize that we chose to be in this game, that it is indeed a game — we are completely lost in the game and completely wrapped up in the drama. Most of us will not wake up to our true self in this round of the game (this lifetime), and when we die, and become our true self again, we may be quite surprised and dismayed at our performance.
Your Highest Self, Your God-Self
As discussed earlier, in our whirlwind tour of the universe, your highest self is universal/source consciousness, God if that’s the term you prefer — The being that is ALL THAT IS and that we are all part of. The being that is experiencing through all of us. The being who created us and bestowed free will and creative power on us. Not because it wanted to do us a favor or something, but because IT is US and US is IT. It is free and creative and so are we because we are it. You are GOD, get over it!
This brings up a very interesting topic. A fact that your higher-self is very aware of but your lesser-self has probably has lost sight of. You command the same creative power as the Universe! YES REALLY! Why you ask? Because your highest-self is the Universe ding-dong! You have all the power and potential of the Universe (God) at your disposal but you just don’t realize it. Check out Discovered Your Creatorship? Manifesting 101 to dive deeper into this subject.
If you found this article interesting you might like the The Multidimensional Self, it explores the multi-layered and massively parallel structure of your higher consciousness — higher-selves, other/parallel selves, past and future lives, and probable selves!
In this book Tolle shows how transcending our ego-based state of consciousness is not only essential to personal happiness, but also the key to ending conflict and suffering throughout the world. He describes how our attachment to the ego creates the dysfunction that leads to anger, jealousy, and unhappiness, and shows readers how to awaken to a new state of consciousness and follow the path to a truly fulfilling existence.
An astonishing book that awakens you to your own power. Story has adopted the term ‘Freedom Consciousness’ to describe the state of being where spirit naturally resides. So rather than encouraging readers to become ‘other than they are’ he empowers them to realize ‘All That They Already Are’ through freeing the self from the limited beliefs that it may have taken on in forms such as fear, shame, guilt, and lack of self-worth..
This book explores the scientific explanation for psychic phenomena such as ESP, spiritual healing and remote viewing. It explains that everything is connected by the Zero Point Field (ZPF), a sea of energy that reconciles mind with matter, classic science with quantum physics, and science with religion.
This book explains the core principles of the Law of One and Confederation philosophy — principles such as unity, free will, love, light and polarity. It also dicusses the divine laws that apply to our earthly lives and how to play the game at the next level.
In the spring and summer of 2014, I began to experience what I can only call an “Awakening.” Over the course of three or four strange and wondrous months, I went from being an atheist and scientific materialist with absolutely no spiritual beliefs to a full surrender to the Universe and re-connection with my higher-self. During this early period in my awakening, I wasn’t sure what was happening and thought I might be going crazy. But as I got unceasingly buried with magic it was only a matter of time till the truth would be undeniable and I would have to accept and embrace the deeper reality — a reality that
I now call Divine!
Those first four months up to my “surrender” point were just the beginning. Over the next year, my awakening unfolded and expanded, and it was an amazing and wonderful ride! I’m sharing my story in the hope that it might help others who are awakening to understand what’s happening to them and maybe smooth their journey a little. Here’s my story…
Prelude to Awakening — Dark Night of the Soul
For ten or more years before that momentous moment in the early spring of 2014 when something clicked and an overwhelming feeling of confidence and empowerment came over me, I was in a downward spiral into the depths of despair. A spiral that ultimately led me into a protracted depression.
Without belaboring the details of this downward spiral, I’ll just say that a long series of perceived career failures slowly eroded my self-confidence and self-worth. Also, I had lost all interest in my career feeling like it was meaningless. This combination eventually led to my being laid off and was the final straw that crushed any remaining self-worth and belief in my competence in the career arena. It was a desperate moment; I felt washed up on that career path and hadn’t the slightest idea of what else I could do and very little confidence that I could do anything right.
I desperately tried a few new career paths, all of which turned out to be dead-ends. Which, in my self-critical state of mind, I interpreted as more proof of my incompetence and unworthiness and it send me deeper into despair and depression.
In parallel to my career saga a long series of perceived relationship failures was adding to my feelings of unworthiness.
The one thing that kept my head above the water during this period of my life was my love of mountain climbing. Playing outside in nature and the mountains was a great joy for me and the only thing that mitigated the effects of my depression — without it I might have sunk.
The last straw that completely destroyed me was an epic relationship failure. This relationship reached the highest of highs I had ever known and then crashed to the lowest of lows. It was an absolutely devastating “crash and burn” scenario and brought me to my knees in utter despair — my self-worth was obliterated. I was a completely demolished man.
For years I drifted from one menial job to another. My finances where in shambles. I was afraid to engage in a relationship. I pretty much crawled under a rock and hid from the world in utter despair.
The only thing that kept me from going off the deep end was my mountain climbing activities. It was the only thing in my life that I felt competent at, and it was the only place where I had confidence in myself. Out there in the mountains I shined! It was my joy and if it wasn’t for that who knows what would have happened.
Another thing that helped me make it thru these trying times was the financial support from my Dad. He patiently supported me and I suppose was patiently waiting for me to find myself and heal myself.
For years I stubbornly thought that I should be able to fix myself, to pull myself out of the depression. Perhaps it was stubborn self-reliance or perhaps I was just afraid to ask for help. But after numerous years passing and still being solidly stuck in my hole, with a little nudge from my Dad, I finally surrendered to the fact that I needed help. With my Dad’s financial support I started seeing a therapist. The therapist taught me that depression results from largely false self-beliefs and presented me with a bunch of techniques that could chip away at those false beliefs until one liberates themselves from their tenacious grip.
Awakening Stage #1 — Dissolution of Despair and Self-Loathing
My therapists logic about the root cause of depression and the efficacy of the tools she offered made complete logical sense — and I knew they could or should work — eventually. But after about 10 months of working with her I was getting very frustrated. Even though I felt the process could work, my negative self-image/depression was so strong that that it wasn’t working — I just couldn’t believe anything other than my own unworthiness.
I didn’t know what to do — I didn’t want to give up because that would mean I was hopeless and that was terrifying. But I was very discouraged and frustrated at the lack of progress. I also felt that perhaps I wasn’t committed or motivated enough and I was embarrassed to be wasting everyone’s time and money.
The only thing I could think of was to take a break from the therapy. So I told my therapist that I would take a break — I wasn’t giving up but I was discouraged and would take a break and see what happened.
After about four or five weeks on break — just relaxing and not thinking or worrying about it, I finally was ready to think about what to do. I needed to DO SOMETHING. I’d felt like I’d been going through the motions with the therapist, waiting for some magical change in my attitude and feelings about myself, but afraid or unwilling to DO anything to get myself out of my hole. And there was plenty to do — for starters I needed to find a job and rebuild a career.
My dilemma on building a new career was that I didn’t have a clue as to what it should be. After much pondering I decided I had to take some action forward, any reasonable action — I couldn’t stay scared to act, that was guaranteed to keep me in my hole forever — and that was like a death sentence. I had to make a list of options and pick the most likely one and give it a try. And if it didn’t work out, instead of beating myself up and seeing it as another failure and proof of my incompetence and unworthiness, I’d just view it as something that didn’t work for me and move on to trying the next idea. I’d repeat this process till I found something that I liked and that worked. For a person in my state of mind, this was a major breakthrough.
The problem was that I still didn’t believe in myself — which is a big problem. So a brilliant idea popped into my head. If I cant BELIEVE maybe I could do the next best thing … just SUSPEND my disbelief in myself for a while and see what happens. This was a pivotal idea and moment for me; it was the psychological ploy that set me in motion — I didn’t need to believe in myself (which I honestly couldn’t do in that moment) I just had to suspend my dis-belief in myself for a while — a subtle but profound difference!
So I made a decision and I enrolled in a Web Developer/Designer program at the local college and got started. I also started seeing my therapist again and told her about the thought and decision process I’d gone through and she was delighted.
So taking a break, rather than it being an indication of failure, apparently turned out to be just what I needed to let everything I had learned percolate and sink in!
As my schooling unfolded I began to get irrefutable evidence and feedback that I was smart and capable at what I was doing. My grades were great, the teacher was giving me very positive feedback and mentioning my work to the class, I was helping the teacher solve problems, etc. I was rapidly beginning to believe in myself again!
In fact my self-confidence was improving so rapidly that one day an overwhelming sense of confidence, empowerment, and fearlessness came over me — a feeling so powerful that its hard to describe. And get this — I KNEW I didn’t need to see the therapist anymore. So I decided that the next time I saw her I’d tell her that I didn’t need to see her anymore — that I felt perfectly fine and was confident in myself and my future, I was going to be OK.
Saying Goodbye to My Therapist
When the therapy session arrived I marched into her office and confidently and calmly explained my breakthrough — my new powerful sense of self-confidence, self-belief, and self-worth. Amazingly she reacted with obvious dis-belief and doubt. She tried to hide it but I could sense it very strongly. I immediately told her, in a very calm, polite, and self-assured manner, that it was the first time in years (perhaps a decade) that I believed in myself and I could sense that she did not, and I told her I could not and would not see her anymore — I simply could not be around someone who didn’t believe in me. I was polite, I thanked her for her help, and told her that what she had taught me had been instrumental to my healing. I also told her I wasn’t stupid and that if the situation changed I had her number and wouldn’t hesitate to call her. With that I calmly and self-assuredly walked out of her office to never see her again. And that’s when strange and wondrous things began to happen!
Awakening Stage #2 – Strange Magic
I started to experience a constant stream of unlikely but fortuitous coincidences — coincidences that seemed too good to be true. I frequently bumped into people, or stumbled across information or situations that were exactly what I had been thinking about or desiring or needed. Any one of these “synchronicities” could be written off as mere coincidence but I was having TONS of them — I was getting buried in them on a daily basis! And they were getting increasingly incredible. So much so that each night as I was going to bed I would wonder what was going to happen the next day that was more incredible than what had happened today.
Another interesting thing that began was a heightened sense of beauty — for some reason everything seemed more beautiful and I was fascinated with everything — nature, man-made works of art, everything!
I also became fascinated with people and wanted to interact as much as possible and hear their thoughts about the deeper meaning of life. I decided to run an experiment — I would approach everyone with a big smile and a hearty hello and see what would unfold. I’m not exactly sure why I thought of this idea but the results were amazing! I was having deep and meaningful interactions and extended conversations with complete strangers — and I felt like I was learning a lot.
Because I was meeting so many new people, and having so many deep interactions it was easy to notice something that seemed very odd. It seemed like I could sense what people were like from a distance! As I approached a new person and saw them from a distance there seemed to be a correlation between how I felt and the subsequent experience of interacting with them. And here’s the interesting thing, the eyes gave it away. People who had a twinkle in their eyes, who seemed to have some sort of light beaming from their eyes always were wonderful to interact with.
Another strange thing that I experienced was the ability to recognize and understand patterns better than before, and figure stuff out faster. I was noticing this both in my college classes and out in the world. It seemed like my perceptual and cognitive capacity was enhanced! At least this is how I described it at the time. Now I know that it was enhanced intuition, which is a result of a better connection to your higher self.
Another odd thing that started was I began to feverishly study all sorts of topics like I was on a quest. I really didn’t know why I wanted to study all sorts of things with a burning passion — economics, physics, history, you name it! My obsession to study didn’t make much sense since I really needed to find a part-time job that would work in conjunction with my college class schedule but I couldn’t stop myself.
I started to write outlines for books! Yes, for some inexplicable reason I had a burning passion on a number of subjects that I felt I needed to share with the world. Again I thought I must be going crazy. What the heck business did I have writing? English, grammar, and writing had been my worst subjects in school and the scope of the subjects of my interest were huge and way over my head. I had set my sights on some pretty profound topics and my burning interest in them had no precedent, so I continued to suspect I might be going crazy. To give you an idea of the topics of my passion here are the tentative titles of the books I was working on; “The Evolution of the Universe and Consciousness”, “Transforming Our Humanity”, and “Reimagining America”.
Awakening Stage #3 — Surrendering to the Universe
After about 3 or 4 months of this strangeness and the constant magic of synchronicity that I knew could not be explained by mainstream science I had one of two choices — decide I was completely nuts or embrace that the there was more to the universe than I had previously assumed.
Of course there really was no choice, the universe had been burying me in magic till it was undeniable and the conclusion was unavoidable. So one day, 3 or 4 months into this most amazing experience, I threw my hands up in the air and surrendered to the Universe. “OK, OK, I give up. The Universe isn’t what I thought, not with all this divine magic going on. I’ll bet it has something to do with spirituality, and I intend to get to the bottom of it! ” I said in my head.
Awakening Stage #4 — Seeking the Truth
My quest for knowledge continued but it had morphed into a quest for the truth — the deeper truth underlying our reality. I turned my studies towards spirituality and metaphysics — somehow I knew the answers must lie there, even though these subjects were completely foreign to me, in fact I had rejected them completely.
As I dove into my spiritual studies, It didn’t take very long at all till I had a completely new understanding of myself and the Universe that resonated deeply with me. What we are and what we are a part of is absolutely magnificent! I’d done a complete 180 degree turn around in my view of the universe in an extremely short period of time and it was MIND BLOWING!
Awakening Stage #5 – Wandering the Country
At this point an idea popped into my head that I should go on a tour of the rocky mountains, something I’d always wanted to do. So I conceived of a five week road trip thru all the mountain ranges and national parks from Montana to Colorado and New Mexico. I ran the idea by my Dad and he thought it was a wonderful idea (I think he secretly hoped it would be a part of my healing process and finding myself).
As I started planning this trip, another idea popped into my head. Why not cut loose completely and make the trip open ended and maybe settle somewhere new? So on a whim I decided to sell my house and hit the road for who knows where, starting with my tour of the Rockies.
First stop – Glacier National Park, MT
And guess what? The Universe had already set me up for this. Two different people, one a month earlier and the other three months earlier, had out of the blue come to me with offers to buy my house. At the time I had told both of these delightful people that I had absolutely no intention of ever moving. Yet now that was exactly what I wanted to do and had two awesome offers already lined up without lifting a finger.
This is an example of the ease with which things unfolded for me now. And this is only one example, there are many others from that period and of course they continue. I feel graced by the Universe! And indeed I am and we all can be if we let go and go with the flow of our higher self.
So I called both of the people who had made unsolicited offers and settled on the sweet deal offered by a builder. It was literally less than 2 weeks from the day I decided to sell my house and I was closing a deal with the builder! I quickly staged an estate sale and sold just about everything I owned, then packed the car for a camping road trip, and hit the road one beautiful day in June!
Rolling through Teton National Park, WY
On this trip another interesting thing began to happen to me. I started to experience frequent moments of utter bliss where I would break down and cry like a baby in utter joy. These short experiences were overwhelming and inexplicably powerful and seemed to be triggered by listening to inspiring music, or seeing something beautiful in nature, or just thinking about an uplifting idea.
High in the Colorado Rockies
I spent about five months mostly traveling through natural America sticking to the mountains, countryside, nature, and rural areas as much as I could. In the end I drove a complete 7000+ mile loop around the entire country. An absolutely delightful and magical time. I continued to be graced by the Universe. The weather was always favorable whenever I needed it to be. Even thou I was winging the entire trip with absolutely zero pre-planning or reservations everything always fell in place even when logic said it wouldn’t be likely. Everything went ridiculously smoothly. I was either the luckiest man on earth or something had my back!
Me on top of Crested Butte peak.
As I traveled I continued studying and reading all sorts of spiritual and metaphysics books, articles, and videos. I collected over 100 ebooks. My understanding of the true nature of self and the wider reality kept expanding.
Along the way on this trip I visited a number of very old long lost friends that had magically appeared out of the blue and had contacted me after I started awakening who all had similar awakenings and their stories were fascinating.
Awakening Stage #6 – Connecting With My Spirit Guides
After visiting an old long lost friend in Texas I decided to drive to South Carolina for a visit with my parents, and my sister and her husband who had recently moved to live near them.
Somewhere on the 3 day drive to Carolina is when an explanation for all the strange repeating number patterns that I’d been seeing for months made its appearance. I had been seeing 11:11, and a few other numbers as well, on clocks, license plates, and elsewhere with a frequency that was startling and seemed much higher than pure chance would allow. One of those other numbers was 911 which really got my attention for obvious reasons. One day I stumbled upon a webpage entitled What Are ANGEL NUMBERS? It immediately perked my interest and as I read the very first paragraph explaining what angel numbers were I had a big “AH HA” moment. It said the following…
The phenomena of ‘Number Sequences’, sometimes known as ‘Angel Numbers‘ is becoming more and more prevalent day by day. Thousands upon thousands of people from all walks of life, from all parts of the world, and from every creed and religion, are reporting the phenomena of noticing particular number sequences on clocks, timers, car number plates, billboards, and from all kinds of sources.
It went on to explain that your spirit guides (angels, etc) will often show repeating numbers that they know will get your attention and clue you in to their presence. Then they will direct you to stumble upon one of the many “angel numbers” books that are available in the hope that you might be open minded enough to try it out.
Holy crap! this sounded exactly like what I was experiencing!
In the “angel numbers” books the spirit realms have codified thousands of messages each associated with a particular number between 0 and 999 (or sometimes from 0 to 2000). When you see the same number appear in rapid succession 2 or 3 times, for example; on the clock of your car, then moments later on the license plate of a car that passes, and then perhaps a 3rd time as you pass a building or sign with the same number on it, this is a message number being delivered to you from your spirit guides.
All you have to do is to look up the message associated with the number. This serves as a rudimentary means of communication and guidance while you learn to get better at hearing them through your intuition and trusting the guidance through that channel.
Well, regardless of the correspondence to my experiences, I was still skeptical. But I decided it was worth a try because the payoff was so potentially big. I decided that I would look up the message of any number that repeated in unlikely or “suspicious” ways or gave me a strong feeling that I should. I reasoned that if real communication was happening through these messages that the messages would be context specific and change as my circumstances changed. If I tried this with a truly open mind and gave it long enough, I figured 6-8 weeks would be adequate, it should be obvious as to whether it was real or not. If I was just looking up messages based on random numbers there should be no correlation between the message and my situations. If there was, then one could safely assume it was real communication.
Eight weeks later I had received numerous messages on a daily basis and the messages were clearly and consistently related to my situation and changed to match my situation as it changed. I was convinced this communication channel was real and have been using it extensively to this very day as a backup channel to my reasonably well refined intuitive guidance channel. If you’d like to connect with your guides via this communication channel I recommend the book below. This is the book that I have been using on a daily basis and it has served me well.
Early in my developing connection with my guides I started addressing them very casually as “YOU GUYS”. I often would speak out loud to them saying “Hey you guys, what do you think about this…” This is the way I addressed them for quite a while, not being sure who or what I was addressing and really liking the informal approach.
The Magical Carolina Coast
Shortly after discovering this connection to my guides I arrived at my families place on the Carolina coast. I had a wonderful seven week stay there that was filled with great times with my Mom and Dad and my sister and her husband. I had many wonderful walks on the beach and many magical experiences. My guides were showering me with signs and magic to solidify our connection and when I think of the many magical things that happened during that time it brings tears to my eyes.
Me and Sis on the Carolina coast.
On the last nighttime beach walk of my visit, for no explicable reason, there were three fireworks shows along the course of my walk. I had walked the beach almost every night for seven weeks and hadn’t seen a single fireworks show, and it was late September. When I got back to my family’s house (not all that far from the beach), my Dad asked me what all the racket in that direction had been. I told him about all the fireworks and asked him if that was something that happened, and he said “No never.”” Clearly, my guides had arranged this as a big send-off show for me.
I then went to my room to retire and opened my computer for a quick email check. For no apparent reason, the background image on my screen had changed to a RAINBOW! The rainbow seemed similar to the fireworks in the sense that they are both colored light, so I suspected it was another sign from my guides of our firmly established relationship and a symbol of completing a major milestone in my journey.
The magically appearing Rainbow screen.
Subsequently, my suspicion that this was from my guides was confirmed because that rainbow screen now magically appears whenever I hit another milestone. It’s a perennial sign and symbol of my awakening journey, and I am absolutely delighted whenever I see it!
Heading to Montana
Eventually is was time to move on and my travel continued through North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, etc towards Montana where I decided to make my home. My prior life experience had kind of set me up for this and I had received hints from the Universe in this direction which I took.
The view from my place in Montana.
The Next Step in the Connection with my guides
After a few months of living in Montana my connection with my guides was very well established and very intimate but I was still referring to them as “You Guys”. One morning I decided that maybe it was time to get to know my guides a little more specifically. So I said out loud “Hey you guys, it seems like we have a very close relationship now but I’m still using YOU GUYS to address you. It seems like something more personal might be in order. I’d like to be able to address you by name from time to time out of respect. I assume you have a name that I could use. I’m assuming there’s more than one of you. But I’m also assuming that one of you is the lead guide. I would very much appreciate knowing your name.”
Shortly after that I headed out in my car to do some grocery shopping. At the very first intersection a car pulled out right in front of me and the license plate grabbed my attention — it clearly had a name on it! But a name that I did not recognize and it had a biblical feel to it and was reminiscent of some of the names of the Archangels. Could this be my answer, probably I suspected so I wrote it down it the note book I keep by my side, intending to look it up with a google search when I got home.
On arriving home I entered the name into google at hit enter. The entire search results page was covered with results for one and only one thing — a famous ascended master by that very name. “What the hell is a Ascended Master?” I thought. I had never heard of that term before. I immediately surmised it had to be a very good thing since the first word was ASCENDED and the second word was MASTER.
Needless to say there was some interesting reading as I dove in to explore what I had found. I could expand on this greatly but I’ll leave this story for another time.
The Journey Continues
Since then the divine magic has continued unabated, and I continue to feel graced by the Universe and I continue to experience frequent moments of utter bliss where I break down and cry like a baby. I’ve continued my spiritual/metaphysical studies, and my understanding continues to grow. What we are is utterly magnificent and with this knowing nothing will ever be the same again!
I’m high on life!
With my passion for this subject, I felt a strong calling to make it my purpose to share this knowledge. That’s why I’ve started this blog and I’m also working on some books. And I feel like the Universe is fully supporting me in this endeavor.
After having many fascinating personal discussions with readers of my blog about their awakening journeys it dawned on me that these stories would probably be of interest to the others readers of the blog, and perhaps even helpful. That’s why I created the “Awakening Stories” section.
This book is a topical and compelling collection of conscious awakening stories from more than 30 authors and filmmakers. Each contributor describes life-changing experiences that resulted in extraordinary transformation within their own life, and realizations of an interconnected and multidimensional universe.
One of the most common ways in which angels speak to us is by showing us repetitive number sequences. Angel Numbers 101 explains how to receive accurate messages from your angels and heavenly loved ones whenever you see repetitive number sequences on telephone numbers, license plates, receipts, clocks, and such.
This program from The Shift Network we’ll help you enhance your connection to your spirit guides and higher guidance. If you’ve been on a path of personal growth you’ve likely experienced moments of intuitive “knowing,” when you were compelled to make a decision for reasons outside of your rational understanding at the time.
These flashes of inspiration often come just when we need them. And it’s undeniable that there is “something” higher working to guide us to our highest good.
These illuminating moments don’t have to be random occurrences outside of your control. You can expand your access to higher sources of wisdom to a level where it feels like you are having conversation with a trusted friend. For some people, this capacity comes very naturally, for others not so much. But it’s a gift that we all have and it’s a skill that anyone can learn, and master.
Fear is running rampant on our world and it is blinding many to the inner guiding voice of their soul, and keeping us from creating a better world. We can all transcend our fears by embracing a few higher truths and increasing our awareness of a few important points.
A World of Fear
Our world is dominated by fear. Fear of terrorism, fear of getting old, fear of death, fear of cancer, fear of whatever — you name it. The mainstream media bombards us with bad news. Commercial interests play on our many insecurities and fears to sell product.
Our fears are reflected in the wars we wage. The war on terror, the war on drugs, the war on you name it. Our fears are reflected in the themes and archetypes in our fiction — zombie apocalypse, alien invasion, end-of-the-world, good vs. evil, etc. Our fears are reflected subtlety and not so subtlety in all aspects of our lives and the world we create.
On a personal level, many of us allow the painful or challenging experiences of our past to dominate our thinking and responses in the present. We live in fear of re-experiencing past traumas and become guarded, defensive, and reactive rather than staying open and present.
Perhaps our deepest fears are of not having enough, or not being enough. Of not being able to provide physically for ourselves and not being good enough, worthy enough, deserving enough. Fears that were born from the illusion of limitation our reality encourages. We have become lost in this realm of separation and duality and have come to believe deeply in limitation and separation as absolutes of existence. We have lost touch with our higher self who knows no limitation and no separation from the one and the all.
Blinded by Fear
Fear isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Fear is an aspect of the ego, and a certain amount of it is required to protect and safeguard us as physical beings. But fear has become exaggerated within us well beyond the instinct for protection; becoming a way of life, a constant experience and an inner guiding voice.
Fear was meant to encourage us to be conscious and aware, to be observant of any dangers around us and yet fear now encourages many to be unconscious and unaware of the inner guiding voice of their soul and higher self — their divine presence.
Manipulated by Fear
There are those on our world who are using fear as a tool to divide us, to disconnect us from our inner truth and divine presence, and to disempower us. These people have realized that fear is a powerful tool they can use to control others, achieve their self-serving agendas, and give themselves a false sense of power and self-importance. While they can create circumstances and situations that are calculated to create fearful experiences in many, you can choose to be conscious and aware of your own emotions and reactions and not have fear activated within you.
Fear is a powerful emotion that distracts us from focusing on what’s important. It keeps us focusing on exactly what we don’t want instead of focusing on what we do want. Our fears interfere with our ability to create the best possible outcomes for our lives and the world. Our fears keep us caged within a limited set of possibilities.
As we awaken to the truth of our higher-self, and the wider reality, we realize that our thoughts are creative and that what we focus on we attract. The creative power of thought is largely determined by its duration, consistency, and emotive intensity. Fear is a very strong emotion, and letting it run amok in your head will make you a powerful manifestor of what you DON’T WANT. This is why people who have mastered their minds never dwell on their fears. And, this is why those that seek to empower themselves through controlling others always try to encourage our fears.
Transcending Our Fears
A great shift in the consciousness of humanity is occurring and many of us are beginning to transcend our fears; shifting from the fear-centric responses of the mind and ego to the compassion centric responses of the heart; shifting from fear and judgement to forgiveness and love. Yet many are still caught up in their personal dramas as well as the collective earthly drama. Wars and terrorism everywhere, famine and poverty, disasters of all kinds… There seems to be a lot to be worried about.
There Is Nothing to Fear
As one awakens to the wider reality and their higher self, one becomes less and less attached to all the drama of the world. One begins to see it for what it is, a grand illusion; a game that we are intentionally playing.
Fully embracing a few truths about the wider reality can give you a profoundly different perspective on life’s difficulties and liberate you from the tyranny of your fears.
The real you lives forever.
Existence does not end when your body dies because the real you is not your body. The real you is an eternal non-physical being (your soul) — a thread of universal/source consciousness (God). The real you is connected to your physical body as a vehicle for physical experience. When your body dies your consciousness continues FOREVER.
In the last few moments before physical death, and as you die, you then experience yourself as consciousness free of form. Suddenly, there is no more fear, just peace and a knowing that “all is well” and that death is only a form dissolving. Death is then recognized as ultimately illusory — as illusory as the form you had identified with as yourself.
The real you has no physical needs.
Your soul is a non-physical being — pure energy, pure awareness. It does not need food, it does not need shelter, and it does not need a job or money. Its existence does not depend on any of these things.
The real you cannot be harmed.
You are a thread of universal consciousness and consciousness cannot be harmed by anything. Your body can be harmed, but the consciousness that drives your body cannot be harmed. No matter what happens, the real you is completely unharmed. While every experience leaves an impression on your awareness and your soul, nothing can ever permanently harm your soul, your true nature as a non-physical being, as pure awareness.
The real you is loved completely and unconditionally.
Your soul exists in higher planes of existence that are filled with love and bliss. Love and support are given and received unconditionally. The real you is loved ALWAYS.
The real you chose to incarnate in the Earth game.
Your soul chose to participate in the Earth game and the school of life. You scripted your life and its major themes. You knew it would be challenging, but you were excited to play because you knew that formative growth only comes from real challenges. You were not concerned with the apparent danger of some of the challenges because you understood that it is just a game and the real you can never be harmed.
Shifting from Fear into Love
Imagine if your response to everything in your reality and your world, whether it is a major disaster or a painful experience, was compassion for yourself and EVERYONE involved. Imagine if every experience in your past, which has encouraged you to respond in fear, was altered and erased, instead replaced by a response of compassion. What would that be like? What perspective would you have about the world and would fear even exist or be acknowledged by you? With a history of compassionate responses, how would you react to or feel about areas of your current reality that are causing reactions of fear? Maybe current situations would not even have been manifested by you. Remember that resistance, frustration, anxiety, stress and concern are also aspects of fear.
Exercising compassion allows every situation to be illuminated with light, love, and peace for yourself and all of humanity. Imagine if every person chose to react with compassion — fear would disappear and kindness would blossom in its place. From kindness love is born, the unconditional love of the divine source that can be widely and freely shared because its supply is unlimited. When the love of the divine source is present anything and everything is possible and able to manifest with ease and perfection.
Shifting your reaction from fear to compassion simply requires you to realize and be observant of a few points:
Your fear is illusory.
The lesser you, here on Earth — your egoic self — may be allowing fear to dominate its thoughts and manifest them into your reality, but the truth is that your soul and higher self know no fear. When you fully embrace this truth, it becomes much easier to let go of your fears. By choosing to let go of any fears that arise in you, they can be released and erased. This can take some persistence because fears can be tenacious, but with constant focus on letting your fears go you will begin to feel a freedom birth within you, and as you taste this, it will become easier and easier to release your fears. Through the desire to transcend your fears you are encouraging yourself to observe your fears free from judgement and attachment. Observing and being consciously aware of your fears is the most powerful tool to releasing the habit of fear because only through awareness is change possible. With detachment from fear, you will be able to think and sense with greater clarity, and manifest with greater power.
When you are aware that you have reacted and responded with fear be forgiving to yourself, know that fear is a conditioned habit; it will take time and dedication to shift this conditioning. With awareness you can overcome your automatic fear reactions. Responding with forgiveness whenever you feel a fear reaction starting acts as an opening that allows you to express the higher energies, thought processes, and emotions of compassion. With forgiveness, you encourage your detachment from fear and consciously choose to manifest a loving reality for yourself no matter what occurs and what challenges you face. Practice forgiveness regularly and you will notice a beautiful habit of forgiveness forming.
There are many circumstances occurring on our world right now that are causing terror, pain, and suffering for those involved as well as those who are witnessing. Many of these situations are manifesting because of the strong egos and lack of compassion of the individuals involved, and their inability to sense the love and guidance of their higher self (the divine presence). This causes them to inflict pain upon others.
When we view these horrific circumstances with a wider perspective, we recognize that these circumstances are acting as catalysts for positive shifts in many people. As pain and suffering are witnessed by those around the world, compassion is activated within many people. This activation of compassion opens the individual to the flow of healing energy from their soul and the universe, raising the energetic frequency of our world and all of humanity. This heightened energy is then triggering many more to awaken to the truth of the wider reality and their higher selves.
The more you respond regularly to situations with forgiveness and compassion, the more you will deeply feel the peaceful energy that it produces within you, and in others, and the more you’ll want to share your compassion with yourself and others, birthing a beautiful new pattern within your thoughts, emotions, and the reality you manifest.
If you would like to help energize and manifest a world filled with compassion, please consider repeating the affirmation below regularly.
With the support of Mother Earth and the Creator I now emanate from my soul sacred waves of light carrying compassion to empower the compassion of the Creator within every person upon the Earth. The Earth is a space of compassion and love eternally; this is our collective experience.
Your heart is inviting you to be loving in every moment; it is through compassion and your conscious awareness of fear that you can encourage others to experience the profound love of the Creator, and contribute to the manifestation of a new reality — a reality characterized by cooperation, harmony, peace, and prosperity FOR ALL.
This book illuminates the fundamental elements of Eckhart Tolle’s teaching. At the core of the book is what the author calls ‘the state of presence’, a living in the ‘now’ that is both intensely inspirational and practical. When the pressures of future and past thinking disappear, fear and frustration also vanish, conquered by the moment.
In this article, I’m once again exploring one of my favorite topics — manifestation. It’s a favorite of mine for two reasons; (1) my personal experiences have convinced me that it is very real — the correlation between my thoughts and desires and what appears in my life has been undeniable, (2) The topic is so empowering and important! Realizing your creatorship can dramatically change your life and the world, what could be more important than that.
One of the most epic things about awakening to the wider reality and your wider/higher self is that you come to know that you are a creator and that you are creating every aspect of your personal reality. By embracing your creatorship and understanding the laws of creation, you open the door to freedom and limitlessness, and by stepping through this door you step into your full power.
For those that have not yet discovered their creatorship, as amazing as it sounds, you are creating your reality with your thoughts and beliefs. This is not the objective reality that, up until now, your senses have seemed to indicate and that you have assumed it was. It’s more like a virtual reality — one in which your thoughts control what appears in the game, but in a very fascinating way — what appears is the reflection of your most predominant thoughts and beliefs.
You could think of it as a movie in which you are both the director and the lead actor because you are literally directing the movie of your life, whether you are aware of it or not.
How is this possible? Let’s dive in.
Beyond Space and Time
Our true essence is as beings that exist in a realm that is beyond space and time, a realm where all exists at once. Our true selves are simply threads of universal consciousness, streams of energy and information. We exist within the great conceptual space of the cosmic mind, within an infinite matrix of information.
Space and time are constructs that provide a unique and delicious environment for us to play in. This environment provides experiences of a type unlike anything in our native realms — it provides LINEAR EXPERIENCES. Linear experience is one that gives the impression of progressing and becoming, of time passing, and of continuity and causality.
Linear continuity and causality is the perception that A leads to B, which then leads to C — that each successive state (A>B>C) was a result of the prior state (causality) and that states change smoothly and progressively (continuity). Note I said “perception” of continuity and causality — an inference that this may not be as real as we think, and indeed it isn’t — it’s just a very convincing illusion! This illusion of linear experience is produced by a process akin to a movie projector.
The Cosmic Movie Projector
With a film projector, a “movie” experience is produced by showing the individual frames of the film in rapid succession creating the ILLUSION of motion and time for the viewer. But of course, all the frames are absolutely STILL images, and they all exist SIMULTANEOUSLY — the projectionist can take out the film, spread it out on the floor and view all those frames at the same time.
The experience of our linear reality is produced in a similar manner. Our earthly consciousness, which is a thread and focal point of awareness of Universal consciousness, is viewing individual “still frames of reality” in rapid succession — BILLIONS of times per second — thus creating the illusion of our linear experience. Each of the “frames of reality” is just a static composition of information which our consciousness is “viewing”.
And guess how these “frames of reality” that you are viewing are composed? Your thoughts and beliefs create and/or select portions of the information that are included in these frames! You are composing each successive frame of your reality with your own thoughts! You are creating and directing the movie of your life.
It’s a game where you control what shows up on your screen and hence what you experience, and the rules of the game are the laws of conscious creation!
The Illusion of Time, Continuity, and Causality
So time, as we understand it, is just an illusion — time is NOT flowing, what is actually happening is our focal point of our consciousness is moving or stepping through the information that represents each moment of our reality! This is what produces the “impression” of time.
And believe it or not, even the continuity that we experience is actually optional. If you suddenly make a discrete shift in beliefs, you will experience a sudden discrete shift in your reality — just as a movie can suddenly shift from one scene to a totally different scene. You are not obligated to go from one frame to another frame that is almost the same. There is nothing that is enforcing continuity except our own belief and expectation of it — we are creating all of it with our thoughts and beliefs.
And for the same reason, the past has absolutely no effect on the present — except to the extent that you believe it does. By steadfastly believing that the present is the result of the past we are perpetuating the illusion of linear causality. Cause and effect as we know it does not really exist. The TRUE CAUSE for everything that appears in your reality is your thoughts and beliefs.
Those who have enough faith in their creatorship, and mastery of the laws of creation are able to manifest abrupt discontinuities into reality. Those with this level of mastery, have historically, been few and far between. And those who have witnessed these events have commonly referred to them as MIRACLES and MAGIC.
Miracles, Magic, and Manifestation
This is what miracles and magic are — they are the manifestation of discontinuities into reality. Most people who have witnessed events like these are amazed, and most who have heard about events like these are very skeptical because things like this are not supposed to be possible. Most are completely convinced by the illusion of linear time and causality and believe that these are absolute fundamental properties of reality. But of course, as we now know they are not — they are simply beliefs and expectations that attract experiences consistent with them into reality — it’s like a self-fulling prophecy.
If you could completely suspend your disbelief in what I have been telling you about the mechanics and laws of reality creation, if you could totally embrace your creatorship, you could manifest miracles just like one of the all-time masters did — just like Jesus did. That’s why Jesus said, “with faith you can do these things and more”. Jesus deeply understood what he was, and he completely embraced his creatorship without a shadow of a doubt and hence he could he could manifest miracles.
The Laws of Creation
The laws of creation are fundamentally simple; your predominate thoughts and beliefs attract similar events, circumstances, people, and things into your experience. Yet full mastery of your creatorship can be quite a challenge because there are many nuances and stumbling blocks.
Here are some of the most important.
Your thoughts are the primary mechanism of creation and the more focus and attention you give to those thoughts the more creative power they have. Hence the golden rule; Give plenty of focus and attention to what you want.
A major stumbling block related to this is focusing on what you don’t want rather than what you do want. Many of us have the insidious habit of worrying about all the things that might go wrong — what you don’t want — and it is killing your creative power! The universe doesn’t understand the difference between “I don’t want XYZ” and “I do want XYZ” — in both cases you are drawing XYZ into your experience. This is why worrying is such a major stumbling block and is one of the main reasons why we aren’t manifesting effectively. The golden rule; Focus on what you want, not on what you don’t want!
Another major stumbling block related to focus is our insidious habit of focusing on “what is” and “what was” — basically living in the past — rather than imagining how you want it to be. We are constantly perpetuating more of the same with this mode of thinking. This is why our reality changes very slowly if at all. The golden rule; Pay less attention to what is, and more to imagining it the way you’d like it to be!
Another element that is critical to the effectiveness of your manifesting is your beliefs. Your beliefs shape and constrain the thoughts you have. And here’s the tricky part, most of our beliefs are subconscious and significantly limiting what we consider possible and hence what we can manifest into our reality. Unconscious limiting beliefs are another major stumbling block that is killing your manifestation power. The golden rule; Identify, inspect, and release any beliefs that do not serve you!
Another important element of manifestation is emotion. The emotion associated with your thoughts is where the most of the energy and creative power of thought comes from. Invoking strong positive emotions like excitement, passion, joy, gratitude, and appreciation along with your thoughts will fully empower them. This is why worrying about what you don’t want is so unproductive — the worrisome thoughts are usually associated with fear which is a strong negative emotion which means you are powerfully attracting what you don’t want! Always express strong positive emotions when thinking about what want! And here’s a tip — if what you’re thinking about is invoking negative emotions then you are probably thinking about something you don’t want, so stop it!
Another powerful element of manifestation is your words. The thoughts you speak out loud are announcements to the universe of your thoughts, beliefs, and expectations. Choose your words very carefully because they are like orders to the Universe. The golden rule; Keep every word you speak as positive as possible!
A major stumbling block related to this is talking about what you’re worried about (what you don’t want) and/or complaining about what you don’t like — both of these habits are very dis-empowering, so stop it!
Another very important element for powerful manifestation is expectation. You’ve got to fully expect that that you will receive what you have imagined and desire. If you don’t completely believe and expect it will appear then you’re just shooting yourself in the foot. This is why faith and trust are so important and have been so widely discussed and emphasized. A major stumbling block related to this is doubt, which is the opposite of faith and trust, and it is one of the main reasons that most people are manifesting so ineffectively.
These are but a few of the most important elements of how we create our reality, there is so much more to it, and I’ll be exploring these in future articles as well as in my upcoming book tentatively entitled Mastering Manifestation: The Art and Science of Deliberate Creation — follow the blog to stay tuned.
The Game of Life
We have all been playing a game of pretending to be a human with our blindfolds on. And now we’re starting to awaken and discover that we are in a game already in progress that we can change — that we control what shows up on our screen and hence what we experience.
What a marvelous game! How could we devise a better game than this to perfect ourselves? It’s like the ultimate feedback training system. And it’s imminently fair — what you predominately think about you get, what you are is reflected back to you. Your reality is like a mirror — if you think about crap you get crap, if you think about wonderful things you get wonderful things. In a sense, we are getting exactly what we deserve, or at least exactly what we need to clearly see ourselves and hence have the opportunity to change ourselves if we don’t like what we see. It’s an imminently fair and effective training program — a very exciting and formative game. And you are a player.
Once you realize that you are a player, and you figure out what the rules of the game are you have an opportunity to start playing the game at a whole new level — you can become a master player and custom make your reality.
Why not have fun with this and see how far you can go with the highest thoughts that you can imagine! Envision the most delicious possibilities reflected in your life. Imagine and expect the very best results. Pay no attention to “what is” or “what was”, just imagine it the way you want it to be. And don’t forget that your passion, joy, gratitude, and appreciation add power to what you have created through your imagination and draw it into your experience even more quickly.
Play the game with wonder, joy, and abandon and become a master player! How do you know when you’ve attained mastery? When you are creating wonderful experiences for yourself and everyone around you on a constant basis.
This is another highly recommended book on Law of Attraction and Manifesting. It offers Abraham’s unique perspective on the subject and provides a number of powerful tools and practices that you won’t find elsewhere.
E-Squared could best be described as a lab manual with simple experiments to prove once and for all that reality is malleable, that consciousness trumps matter, and that you shape your life with your mind. Rather than take it on faith, you are invited to conduct nine 48-hour experiments to prove there really is a positive, loving, totally hip force in the universe.
One of the things that I’ve noticed that seems to happen to many people early in their spiritual awakening is they become hyper-aware of all the lies, manipulation, and control that’s been going on in our world, and they are shocked and appalled — and rightfully so. Some people get so fixated on these unsettling revelations, so obsessively focused on them, that get themselves stuck in a state that is very counter-productive that I’ve dubbed “Awakening Shock Syndrome”. Although awareness is good, fixation is not — here’s why and how we can move beyond it.
There’s plenty of disturbing truths to get obsessed over — “conspiracy” theories abound on the internet and in our collective consciousness; the Illuminati control agenda, 9/11 was an inside job, manufactured terrorism, chem-trails, the UFO/ET cover-up, and more.
And there appears to be more than a little truth to much of this. It seems that a few very dark and self-serving people within our governments, banks, and corporations have been deceiving and manipulating us for their own economic and political gain for quite a while. The truth of much of these so called “theories” appears to be fairly well supported if you are willing to keep an open mind and follow the trail of evidence presented by those who have studied it.
Of course, you won’t find much about this in the mainstream media because these channels are largely owned by the very people that are the perpetrators of said deceptions and manipulations.
Shocked and Angered
It’s a perfectly normal reaction to be deeply disturbed by these facts, even shocked and angered. And many of us go through a phase of intently focusing on these injustices, spending a significant amount of time reading books and articles on these topics and passionately discussing them with our friends and family.
Our focus on this seems to be encouraged by more than a few websites that routinely feature somewhat sensational articles about these issues that encourage us to remain hyper-focused on them. While these websites may be well intentioned, there may also be a bit of “fear sells” motivation going on here.
Fortunately, most of us move beyond this phase relatively quickly, choosing instead to focus on changing ourselves and envisioning and contributing to building a better world.
Sadly, others get stuck in this phase — a malady that I’ve dubbed, somewhat tongue-in-cheek, “Awakening Shock Syndrome”. These people let themselves fester on the injustice of it all and often let their imagination carry them away with thoughts of how the controlling ones might be plotting further dastardly deeds, and worry about dire events coming to pass.
They’ll often talk incessantly and emphatically about these subjects, feeling compelled by the need to warn us. They tend to focus on fighting and stopping all the bad things that are happening in the world, yet they often have very little constructive or positive to say. They seem to like to complain and blame and are hyper-focused on the evil doers and their evil ways.
Don’t get me wrong; it’s good that we are waking up and becoming aware of the all the injustice running rampant in our world — but getting fixated on it isn’t good — or productive. It’s distracting us from putting our full attention on envisioning and creating a better world.
Moving Beyond Focusing on the Problem
The people that get stuck in this phase lack the wisdom to realize that focusing on what’s wrong is, at best, an ineffective way to create change. Focusing on problems rather than solutions and fighting the old rather than building the new is a well-known trap of thinking.
Anyone who understands and embraces the metaphysical laws and mechanics of reality creation — the Law of Attraction and more — know that what you focus on you attract and what you resist persists. The very focus on the problem and the resistance against it potentially sustains the problem and takes focus and energy away from creating what we want — a better world.
This is why it is essential that we move beyond our shock and fixation on these disturbing truths and start envisioning the better world that we all know can exist.
Sadly, there are some who are aware of the law of attraction and yet they still remain fixated on the problems of the world and their fears.
Transcending Victim Mentality
One of the things that keeps many anchored and fixated on the injustices that have been perpetrated on us is victim mentality.
Understand that nothing can come into your experience that you do not invite with your thoughts — this is the Law of Attraction. Deeply understanding this means that you fully accept that you are RESPONSIBLE for everything that comes into your life whether you understand the reasons or not.
If we have been deceived and manipulated, we have ALLOWED it. We allowed it by not being engaged in our political process, by not paying attention to what was important, and by not exercising discernment. When you fully embrace your creatorship you take full responsibility for everything that comes into your life — no more blaming, no more complaining, no more focusing on the problem, no more focusing on what you don’t want — no more disempowering victim mentality!
By understanding your responsibility for everything that comes into your life you free yourself from the “blame game” and allow yourself to step into your true power and sovereignty.
Focusing on the Solution
“Focus on solutions, not problems” is a timeless pearl of wisdom and is true regardless of whether you believe in the strictly rational view of the nature of reality, or you embrace the idea that reality is a creation of our thoughts.
The fact that we are awakening and becoming aware of the many injustices in our world is good because only with awareness is change possible. And there’s nothing wrong with being disturbed by these things, but instead of getting fixated on them let’s use our awareness to motivate us to create a clear vision of the world as we would like it to be. Let’s use our understanding of what has happened in the PAST to help us formulate our vision of the FUTURE — and then let’s focus on that with all our hearts and minds.
Let’s envision a wonderful future and think about it, talk about it, and do whatever we can to contribute to building it. Do anything, however small. It might only be sharing your vision with others, or it might be donating money or volunteering time to your favorite humanitarian or progressive projects and organizations. Learn about, share information about, and get involved in the new paradigms of the future; sharing economy, conscious capitalism, food independence, contribtionism, the clean/green energy movement, and so many more. Do whatever you can and whatever interests you!
The path to a better world has little to do with worrying about the injustices of the past or fighting the old and it’s all about inner spiritual growth and focusing on envisioning and building the new.
Focusing on Solutions but Still Holding a Grudge
Many move beyond the “awakening shock” phase and begin to focus on envisioning and creating a better world. Yet few let go of the need to fear and condemn the dark ones that have strived to control us for their own gain.
A few enlightened people choose to change their perspective and see the dark ones not as evil or bad but merely as LOST SOULS, and some even see the dark ones as a great lesson that enhances our spiritual evolution, and they completely release their judgments towards them. These few enlighted ones understand that, on the long and winding journey of our souls, we’ve all been lost to varying degrees, and we’ve all explored the dark side at one time or another in our many lives. They understand that we all find our way back to light eventually, and so they chose to send unconditional forgiveness and love to the lost ones and invite them to join us in the light and in creating a wonderful new world for all.
And this doesn’t just apply to the few dark ones who have tried to dominate us. It also applies to all those who have gotten caught up in the fear and darkness — just more LOST SOULS on the long and winding road back to the light.
Unconditionally Forgiving and Loving the Lost Ones
It is very challenging for some to embrace unconditional forgiveness and love. For many the idea of unconditional forgiveness and love makes no rational sense at all and seems like a recipe to get taken advantage of. And from the purely rational perspective, this is a very reasonable response.
But our rational perspective was formulated based on our observations of the surface layers of the grand illusion that we are a part of, and in ignorance of the wider and deeper reality.
Remember, that the dark ones have souls just like us. We all joined the earth game to experience separation from our divine source, to see what that would be like and what it could teach us. The dark ones are merely lost souls — souls that have lost the connection with their divine source and cannot feel the love and light that is deep within them. We have all been lost in the game for some time now and to varying degrees. Holding fear or resentment towards others serves no useful purpose — in fact, it is counter-productive.
Holding on to fear, resentment, and condemnation is an energy that does not serve the highest good for yourself or anyone else. It also delays you from taking full responsibility for your experiences and fully stepping into your power and sovereignty. Releasing our resentments and unconditionally forgiving and loving everyone has the power to transform our world if we’d only give it a chance.
A Prayer for the Dark Ones
Here’s a prayer that I use to help me release any resentment or judgement of the dark ones and to extend love and light to them in the hope that they will join us as we move forward in creating a wonderful new era of humanity.
To all those on Earth that have been playing the domination game, I say Bravo! You have played your game with skill and cunning. You nearly controlled our entire world. You have demonstrated your prowess at deception, manipulation, and control, and I salute you!
But now your game is over, and it is time to play a new game — the “cooperation” game. This game is far more challenging and rewarding than your domination game, and its goal is not to create wealth and power for a few but to create abundance, prosperity, and happiness for all.
We invite you to come play this new game with us. All we ask is that you open your hearts and embrace all the love and light the we are sending you. It is in this spirit that we welcome you with open arms to join us in the challenge and the rewards of creating “Heaven on Earth” — a world where EVERYONE is prosperous and happy.
And to those that have played this domination game so deftly I say “thank you.” Thank you for teaching us a great lesson that we will never forget. An invaluable lesson about trusting ourselves, about being discerning, and about not giving away our power. And perhaps the greatest gift that this experience has provided us is the complete clarity that we now have about what we want to be, and the kind of world we want to live in and intend to create.
Welcome to my growing collection of essays on the nature of self, life, and the universe. The focus is on spiritual and metaphysical topics and on self-discovery, self-growth, and creating a better world.
Know thyself.— Socrates
The world is going through a shift right now, a great shift in consciousness. People are awakening to their higher selves and their connection with the Universe. We are on the road to a wonderful new era of humanity. One characterized by cooperation, harmony, peace, and prosperity for ALL. Exactly how long this will take to unfold and how smoothly it will go is hard to say, but one thing is for sure, it depends on us — how we think about ourselves and the world, who we are, and what we say and do.
I will be posting articles to share my perspective on a variety of topics. My goal is not to assert that my perspective is “right” but simply to share ideas in the spirit of enlightenment, joy, and empowerment, take what resonates and leave the rest. “Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.” — Socrates
I “awakened” to my higher-self in the early part of 2014, after having been an atheist/agnostic scientist type with absolutely no spiritual beliefs for most of my life. I’d been in a protracted depression “dark night of the soul”, then suddenly, it dissolved, and an overwhelming feeling of fearlessness, confidence, and power came over me. Then strange and wondrous things began happening — enhanced intuition, constant synchronicities, a heightened sense of the beauty of everything around me, and lots of good luck. Everything fascinated me. I started studying all sorts of topics with a burning passion — like I was on a quest — except I didn’t know why.
After three or four months of constant magic that couldn’t possibly be explained scientifically, I finally threw my hands up in the air and surrendered to the Universe. “OK, OK, I give up. The Universe isn’t what I thought, not with all this divine magic going on. I’ll bet it has something to do with spirituality, and I intend to get to the bottom of it! ” I said in my head. So my quest continued, and I turned my studies towards spirituality and metaphysics. It wasn’t long before I had a completely new understanding of myself and the Universe, and it resonated deeply with me.
Since then the divine magic has continued unabated, and I continue to feel graced by the Universe. I experience frequent moments of utter bliss where I break down and cry like a baby. I’ve continued my spiritual/metaphysical studies, and my understanding continues to grow. What we are is utterly magnificent and with this knowing nothing will ever be the same again!
With my passion for this subject, I knew that I had to make it my purpose to share this knowledge. So I started this blog to share my thoughts, and I’m also working on a couple of books. Writing is new for me so its a challenging path, but there’s nothing else I’d rather be doing!