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Lost Connection to Self

I recently answered someone’s question: “What are the signs that show that you lost the connection to your true self?”

When we feel cut off from our higher self or our soul/spirit self, we might become depressed, worried, or uninspired in our lives. Our lives might no longer make sense to us. The joy we once had will be overshadowed with doubts of unsureness of who we are and what we are doing. For whatever reason, this is a cycle that sometimes happens to us. It tests our degrees of faith and makes us go deeper into our being to find the most subtleness of connections to our higher self.

Usually, the seeming, lost connection is beyond our control, and it is not something we did wrong or can bring back on our own. For some, this might be a dark night of the soul period, or it might be a time where our connection just seems hidden from us. When it happens, it feels like we have lost our ability to get the guided answers we are used to relying on. Or, we might feel our intuition is not working for us anymore.

It can be a time of confusion and a time of not trusting our own self for our answers. We might also feel we have been abandoned, and it might bring up abandonment issues for us to heal. We might have fears that this is how our life will be from now on. However, the cycle usually changes, and at some point, we regain our access to our internal connection again and our higher understanding.


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Spiritual Loneliness

Eternity by Sheilan

Recently someone asked me: “Why do I feel so alone while on the spiritual path?” Below is my response. 

We walk this life and the spiritual path alone, and yes, it can be lonely at times. The more we have consciously awakened, the less isolated we tend to feel because of the inner growth which has taken place. When we connect and integrate more with our higher self, the gaps of loneliness we feel are filled up with awakened consciousness and the understanding of Self. We no longer feel the separation of Self so strongly. Our higher self (the spirit self) spends eternity growing and evolving to become lighter within the spectrum of our creation.

Yes, the loneliness can considerably lessen, the more conscious we become. However, from my perspective, while we are embodied, no matter how enlightened we become, it is only natural to feel a bit of loneliness at times. It is a misconception to think that all loneliness simply disappears with enlightenment. If one is in any kind of form, spirit, human or whatever, there will always be a slight kind of loneliness because this is the nature of having a form, and it is inherent in all matter. The spirit self or form will always yearn for higher degrees of light energy and to keep evolving. This yearning is a type of loneliness that pushes our being forward to forever becoming more conscious.

Again, from my perspective, it is not possible no matter how enlightened, while in a form, for this aspect to be gone entirely. While in a form, and if we are enlightened, we exist as a conscious paradox. When consciousness realizes itself, it becomes eternal. Conscious beings do not need to dissolve back into the One because their consciousness has become One. They are a paradox. They will forever be in Oneness thou striving for greater Oneness while in form. We all exist as both spirit (form) soul (energy), and both need to be understood and acknowledged.


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A Need for Struggle and Strife

I was recently asked this question: “Is it more often than not struggle and strife which makes people spiritual?”

Pain is a great motivator, and yes, because of this growth is painful. We are naturally spiritual beings. Earth is a school for beings to learn and grow and evolve. Part of the curriculum of the school is for us to grow through tough lessons, aided by a system that some call karma.

Karma is a learning system whereby we are held accountable for all our actions. Our spirit self needs to heal the parts of ourself, which are damaged and to balance our self with all other energies.

The more evolved we become, the more aware we are of our spiritual nature. And the more evolved we become, growing can become less painful. When our spirit or higher self has learned what we came here to learn, we can move on from incarnating into the third dimension and graduate from this Earth school.

The semester of our current classroom is coming to an end soon. This is why the lessons have become more intense. A new, bright, and shiny semester will start soon, and all will be right with the world for a time. Some religions call this period on Earth “the Golden Age” or “Heaven on Earth” or “Age of Aquarius”.  The peaceful time on Earth will last for a few thousand years, and then the regular teachings of struggle and strife will return on the teaching field.

We can mitigate the pain of growth by learning to let go and go with the flow of our life rather than resist what is happening. When we remember life in these human bodies is a school, and we are the representative for the real student who is our higher self, life seems to be less painful as we grow.


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Synchronicity and Spiritual Awakening

I was asked recently if seeing synchronicities are a proof of a spiritual awakening?

Yes, seeing synchronicity at work could be considered a degree of awakening. Also, it depends on what your definition of spiritual awakening is. Maybe we could say that seeing synchronicities might mean, we have woke up enough to be able to see the connection of everything, but we might not totally understand it yet.

There is a web to creation and to life’s happenings in the third dimension. Synchronicities are continually happening, but we might not always see them. It seems when a newly awakened person sees them, they place greater meaning on the happenings, than a person who is further along on their awakening journey. Synchronistic incidents for beings who are further along, and more awake is just sort of business as usual and how things are, and they expect to see them.

When we begin to notice synchronicities and such, that we previously weren’t aware of, it might be because we are opening up to a new dimension from what we were previously perceiving from. In the beginning, we see the differences from the old dimension to the new one very clearly. And then over time, we get accustomed to the perceptions, and everything becomes business as usual until we reach the next new dimensional understanding and perception.


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A Sign From God?

Recently I was asked if I was ever contemplating doing or not doing something and I got a “sign from God” to do it or not do it?

Getting a message from “so-called-God” is my normal everyday life. I only do what my higher self desires or guides me to do. Some may find this incomprehensible, but at this stage on my spiritual path, this is how I live my life. From my perspective, my higher self is my God. It is my God-Self. My higher self is my spirit self and is who I am on the other side of the veil, in the higher dimensions.  It is my divine expression of the All, and along with my soul, it is my connection to the All.

I know I have shared this message often in my posts, this is because being conscious of this connection is so vital to our growth at a certain level. Many teachers speak about spirit guides or about us being One, but few talk about the higher dimensions. They might not know who they are in the higher dimensions or that they exist as a being on the other side of the veil.  They might not have a full understanding of Earth being a school.

I recommend for all of us to examine our desires and the deeper motivation behind them. If we are not being guided to do something, why do it? This calls for us to explore what the purpose of this life, and who we are? My path has become one of learning about my higher self and to do what my higher self desires of me at all times. Over the years, I have honed my skills and my listening and feeling so that the communication between us is active and available 24/7. It has taken a lot of effort for me to get here, but the reward of living such a life is very high, peaceful and gratifying.

Just as humans trace their DNA roots, knowing about ourself (our God -Self) in the higher dimensions and being consciously connected, is the beginning of knowing more about our soul’s roots. I wish this awareness and knowledge for all beings.


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Is it Mind or Higher Self Speaking?

Higher Self by Sheilan

Recently, I was asked by someone, “how will I know if it is my mind or my higher self speaking or telling me to do something?

This requires us to dig deep and investigate, study, and practice observation of our self for a long time. Then, over time, we begin to tune into the frequency of our higher self more quickly, and we just sort of know we are dialed in. This is why meditation has become so popular because it helps us to become quiet and more aware of our higher self and our ego. Higher self’s guidance is a little more subtle than our intellect/mind. It is our intuition and gut feelings, whereas the ego’s vibration is more dense and irritating, judgmental, and attached.

It can be tricky and confusing if we are already listening to our higher self, but we doubt what the guidance is, or when we hear the voice of the ego louder because we have an attachment to what we want the outcome to be. Often, we are attached without realizing we are biased in some way, to the issue.

When I have uncertainty around something, I consciously practice non-attachment so that when I ask higher self my questions around what to do, I can feel, hear, know the answer with greater clarity. We can ask our questions as many times as we need and in many different ways until we are sure we have received the intended answer.

When we practice listening and following the voice of our higher self, we support the awakened awareness of our higher self becoming louder within our being.


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Guarding Against Self-Deception

I was recently asked, “how do we guard against self-deception while on our spiritual path?”

This is an excellent question for those of us who sincerely want to evolve in the higher dimensions and want to support our growth process and not just grow when we are challenged and forced into it.

If we stay honest with ourself and are always hungry to know more than we do, because we value our own growth over that of our ego’s opinion and how we look to others, we will do okay. We must stay open and be willing to question our own and other people’s ideas and concepts and perceptions of reality. Question everything over and over again and be prepared to trade up when we find new concepts or perceptions which seem more evolved than the thoughts we hold or have been working with.

Truth cannot be written in stone. It is valuable for us to know that all states of enlightenment are relative. The journey in consciousness awakening to itself is never-ending. Hopefully, we will outgrow our beliefs and understandings many times over during the course of our lifetime.


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