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?
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.
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.
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