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The Multidimensional Self by Jeff Street

 

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.

Higher Selves

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.

Suzanne Lie Ph.D. is offering a five-week course entitled “Interdimensional Life Review” that can help you to remember all the interdimensional experiences that you’ve had during your childhood, adolescence, and adulthood and help you to improve your connection to your higher wider self.  This course will guide you in an exploration and reinterpretation of your “weird” experiences, in the light of your new understanding of your multidimensional nature, as very real “INTERDIMENSIONAL” communication experiences.  This process can help improve your connection with all parts of your wider self and enhance your reception of the loving guidance that is constantly offered to facilitate your highest good.  To learn more and to register go here.

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.

To dive deeper into the topic of past life regression I recommend the following books; Past Life Regression: Discover Your Hidden Past Life Memories and Past Lives, Future Lives Revealed.

Probable Selves, Parallel Selves, and Many Life Paths

Many possible paths of life experience.

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.

— Neale Donald Walsch

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!

One for all, and all for one!


Jeff @ http://divine-cosmos.net


Suggested Reading


The Complete Conversations with God by Neale Donald Walsch

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.

You Are God, Get Over It! by Story Waters

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.

Past Life Regression: Discover Your Hidden Past Life Memoriesby Daniel Kai

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.

Past Lives, Future Lives Revealed by Dr. Bruce Goldberg

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.


The Multidimensional Self by Jeff Street was originally published on Awakening Our Truth

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Discovered Your God-Self?

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.

Eckhart Tolle

Let’s review…

  • 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 Soulvideo god

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.

Let’s review…

  • 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.

Mahatma Gandhi

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!

Enjoy,


Jeff @


Suggested Reading


A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose by Eckhart Tolle

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.


You Are God, Get Over It! by Story Waters

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..


The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universeby Lynne McTaggart

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.


Living the Law of One: The Choice by Carla Rueckert

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.


Discovered Your God-Self? was originally published on Awakening Our Truth

The Demolition and Resurrection of Jeff

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.

Thanks to Universe,


Jeff


Got an Awakening Story You’d Like to Share?

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.

If you have an awakening story that you like to share please email them to me at jeff@divine-cosmos.net.

Thanks,  Jeff


Suggested Reading

What Wags the World: Tales of Conscious Awakening by Miriam Knight

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.


Angel Numbers 101 by Doreen Virtue

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.


Recommended Program

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.

To learn more and to register go here.

Enjoy, Jeff


The Demolition and Resurrection of Jeff was originally published on Awakening Our Truth

Nothing to Fear But Fear Itself – Shifting From Fear to Love

 

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 Disempowers

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.

There are many horrific circumstances where it might seem appropriate to react with fear, anger, and indignation.  But imagine how healing it would be to react with compassion instead.  It would allow the love and the light of the divine source to flow through you; it would open you to divine guidance and intervention.

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.

Forgiveness

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.

Compassion

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.

Love and light,

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Jeff @


Suggested Reading


Stillness Speaks by Eckhart Tolle

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.


 

Nothing to Fear But Fear Itself – Shifting From Fear to Love was originally published on Awakening Our Truth

The Mechanics of Reality Creation

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 Creationfollow 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.

More power to you!

Jeffhttp://divine-cosmos.net


Suggested Reading

Law of Attraction: The Basics of the Teachings of Abraham by Esther Hicks

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.

Infinite Possibilities: The Art of Living Your Dreams by Mike Dooley

This is one of the best books on Law of Attraction and Manifesting that I’ve read. Highly informative and entertaining. A must read if you are serious about mastering manifestation.

E-Squared: Do-It-Yourself Experiments That Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality by Pam Grout

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.

The Mechanics of Reality Creation was originally published on Awakening Our Truth

Moving Beyond Awakening Shock Syndrome

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.

Disturbing Truths

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.

We are creators and we attract the essence of our most predominant thoughts into our reality — that’s why one of the golden rules of manifestation is Focus on what you want, not what you don’t want.

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.


Love and light,


Jeff @

Moving Beyond Awakening Shock Syndrome was originally published on Awakening Our Truth

Jeff Street – Creator of Divine-Cosmos.net

13920969_10154498023784722_3762834052366501856_nWelcome 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

My Awakening Journey and Why I Started this Blog

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!

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Enjoy,

 

Jeff “El Jefe”

Jeff Street – Creator of Divine-Cosmos.net was originally published on Awakening Our Truth