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.
Recently someone asked me, “what is the most important thing you do in your spiritual practice and why?”
Each person has obviously a very unique way they maneuver on the road to growth. I have stayed inquisitive about existence and question the why of everything. The constant questioning has led me to unravel many of the mysteries of who am I and why am I here and what is this Earth thing? Even tho I no longer have deep desires to know many things, because these questions have been answered, I continue to ponder in my way further out into realms where my human brain has trouble holding on.
The inner pondering, or internal research as I call it, has broadened my perspective tenfold. In the past, the answers out there to life’s riddles from others seemed full of holes and misnomers, and so I worked at solving these riddles for myself, with the help of my higher self. Don’t listen to other’s who tell you it is impossible to know such things and maybe for them it is. If there are questions to something which pull at you for answers, keep at it until that answer is fulfilled and you feel satiated and at peace.
I have written other articles on ways to communicate with one’s higher self, so I won’t go into this at this time. I will say, the relationship with our higher self and to be able to open up the connection and practice communication with Self, is vital for our growth. I urge all to nurture this relationship so you can make the most of it in this life as it will significantly enhance and speed up one’s spiritual growth. Whatever baby steps, we can take in this direction is worth our efforts.
Would you like to know why I picked this May photo of the lilacs, for this August post? Because this is the image, my higher self told me she wanted to use today. This is the only reason! I practice being at her command at all times. Compared to the whole of existence, my human self is like that little drop of water on the flower in the photo. And the only desire this drop has is to merge itself with the whole of who I am. May Oneness be yours today.
Recently someone asked me, “What happens spiritually when you go against your heart and deny yourself what you truly want in life?”
This is not an easy question to answer because some people think their ego desires are their hearts desires. Not everyone is aligned with the desire of their higher self. We have a lot of narcissists in our society who are cut off from their intuition and the guidance of their higher self. People are often uncertain as to what and who they follow for their guidance. This is because they lack the full understanding of their higher self and why they should choose their higher selves desires over the desires of their ego. And perhaps they don’t have the will power to align with their higher self, and in the case of narcissists, they will not have the ability.
There are only these two choices for guidance. We are either following the choice of our ego or our higher self and yes, sometimes both of these will make the same choice, which of course makes the decision easier. How can we tell the difference in our choices? If it is an important choice, we should give our self some time, if possible, to be sure of the decision. I practice feeling and hearing the answer, and then I shut off my intellect and use a pendulum to confirm the answer with my higher self. I will also ask the question in different ways to make sure of the answer I am getting. Once I feel I have the correct answer, I will follow it. This is the method I have been using for years.
We can also practice trying on the different choices and paying attention to what the alternative feels like. Some people work with the tarot cards for confirmations or the I-Ching. When we get to a stage on our path, where we recognize it is essential always to follow our higher self, this is what we do. If we do something else other than this, for whatever reason, we will be haunted by the choice and never feel good about the decision we made and not following our spirit.
All the choices we make are to teach us to learn to follow our spirit in all things… following our spirit becomes our heart’s desire and what we want above all else. I hope this answers your question.
I was asked recently to answer, “In a very simplified way, what are higher vibrations and higher consciousness, and why do we need it for our soul life purpose?” Find my succinct answer below.
Because this is who we are. We are higher vibrations and higher consciousness. Earth is a school, and we are here to learn who we are and what we are, in all our many forms and dimensions. How far can we expand into our being and raise our consciousness? We are that which created us. Our being is infinite, and this is why enlightenment is a never-ending process of becoming our True Self. This is true evolution, and what is really taking place… and everything else is a dream!
Soul, Higher Self and Human Avatar: 3 Parts of Self
Who are we, what are we? What happens to us when we sleep? This video is an enlightened understanding of the three parts of Self. MaRae, my higher self, was already awakened and was residing in the highest dimensions before coming to earth, so her perspective is unique and supreme. I look forward to sharing some of what I have learned. New teachings will be available soon.
Last night I had a higher self dream… I dreamed I was being reassigned to a new job or mission as my mission on earth is complete. In the dream I was looking for the (symbolic) office I was being reassigned to and I woke up remembering saying in the dream “I will do my best”, to the person giving me the assignment. Before the reassignment was given to me I was told that I would no longer need to deal with extreme dark energy like on earth, which has psychically attacked me for years.
Many of us here on earth are not originally from the earth and came here on a mission (usually in a group soul). At some point, we complete what we came here to do and then it is time for us to go home before going to the reassigned mission. If our higher self is here on a mission, generally our higher self is much lighter than other beings / higher selves here in school, not here on a mission. As I have become much lighter in this life I have often come under psychic attacks by such beings. Thou not enjoyable, being psychically attacked seems to be part of the journey of becoming lighter. It is the dark energy’s job to attack the light energy and dealing with these attacks makes are being stronger.
This earth is a school and this life is part of a play of sorts. How well we are able to see and know our higher self and mission depends on how attached we are to the character or role we play in this 3-D reality play. How real is this 3-D reality to us? How free are we from desires and attachments? Do we know our “so-called” failures are part of the script or storyline to teach us and help us grow? If we know this we can be free of the burden of trying to override the limitations of our character. Our character is not who our eternal higher self is. Our character is a mask. We are nearing the time for the script of this play on earth to change. This is very exciting! For others like myself, it is a time to go home and to be reassigned. The next theme or script (at least in the beginning) will be cleared of the extreme darkness which we experience on the earth now. Soon there will be a gentle time of learning here.
So, how do we know if we have had a higher self dream or a dream where other parts of self are convening? We are each unique, but upon waking, if the dream seems important and especially meaningful, it is good for us to take note as to what the dream was about… what is the message? These kinds of dreams will stick with us longer and will not fade as fast as regular dreams. Often we will be left with a subtle, deep emotion… perhaps even feeling a little homesick for our group soul. In such dreams we might also have a visitation from others we have deep soul connections with.
Reading the symbols and signs that are sent to us, as well as dream messages, are important because it is how Self communicates with us here in 3-D. Ultimately there is only One self. We can get easily sidetracked by the darkness and think the darkness is real and we are separate from the whole. Part of the learning is to be able to decipher the messages and to free our self from the fear of darkness and separation and to know we are never cut off from the light, which we are.
Wishing you all the best for whatever is next for you… Enjoy your journey.
Our Self, as a being, is made up of three parts: our physical self who hosts our ethereal self (higher self) and soul self. The higher self is the host for the soul and who we are when we are not in this physical body. The higher self is like a bridge for our consciousness; it is the go-between to our soul and physical self. The soul is the part of us which has no beginning and no end and knows no limits. Only higher self and physical self has limits and has a beginning and end.
At the beginning of a Universal Cycle, the soul comes out of the One and is given a higher self to function and play in creation. The soul stays in the higher self until the end of the Universal Cycle and then it either merges back into the One or the higher self enlists in the angelic kingdom to serve other Universal Cycles. The soul and higher self explore the spectrum of light via training grounds like earth or other planetary schools located thru out the universe.
When entering a school, physical bodies are given to the soul and higher self as vehicles. Bodies could be anything in the physical realm that a soul wants to experience and not limited to the human experience. Often the soul will split itself into 4-6 parts in what is called lifelines to have a more varied experience and to get the maximum out of school. When the expression of self is no longer needed or we have completed our lessons and schooling on a training ground, our lifelines merge back into us. Lifelines have their own soul and higher self, which is connected to the original soul and higher self. Most of the beings on the planet in this 3-D game are lifelines of their original soul. In such cases, the original soul and higher self stay on the other side of the veil guiding its players or lifelines.
Sleep is necessary for regenerating all parts of Self. Though meditation is a useful tool, sleep is the paramount way of connecting to our higher self and soul. If we are a life- line player, sleep is essential for us to connect to our original, greater self. When we are asleep and dreaming our higher self is awake and taking care of the business of Self on the other side of the veil. When we are awake here our higher self is asleep there. When we are asleep information is downloaded to us and when we are awake we upload information to our sleeping higher self.
If you have paid any attention to your dreams you know there are many kinds of dreams to experience. Sometimes we dream about the lives of the other parts of us or lifeline players. Sometimes we are being instructed or informed and guided by our soul and higher self on a topic or issue in our life. There is so much more to dreaming than people who study dreams realize. This 3-D reality is also a kind of dream, which can be changed without the physical self-realizing a change has happened.
If you study and pay attention to your dreams you will realize that the dream reality of our sleep is as valid as our waking reality dream. Are you awake now or are you dreaming? Are you sure? Yes, this is a trick question, but worth pondering. Because of the dream quality of reality, it is possible for a pole shift and shift in consciousness (a theme change) to take place for this earth school and most of us would not know it. It would be as simple as going to sleep and waking up in a new peaceful, harmonious reality.
This is how planetary schools change their themes. The shift is not happening because of evolution etc. This is a dream… the notion of evolution is part of the dream. We grow lighter so we can see the dream! After the theme changes, it will all seem very normal… like it has always been this way. We simply wake up from being asleep and dreaming and while asleep we were conditioned for the change of theme. Perhaps, after the theme change occurs, it might seem as if the nightmare of this life is only a distant, fading memory of a past dream.
Row row row your boat gently down the stream… merely merrily merely merrily life is just a dream!
“You are not just a drop in the ocean. You are the mighty ocean in the drop.” – Rumi
When I was in my early twenties I had my first awakening experience and vision. It was a very cosmic moment. The vision was alive and sort of like the above fractal image, as well as similar to an Escher 3-D image, which went of for infinity. The vision gave me an understanding of infinite and being eternal. Because of my early Christian background, I called it my Christ experience. In that moment and for the next 48 hours I was infinite and One with creation. I saw the Universal Cycles of Creation….. cycles within cycles within cycles.
It has taken me 40 years to grow into the vision and to be able to hold the vision with an understanding of the Universal Cycles without short-circuiting my brain. The higher self is born into a Universal Cycle. All souls come from the same Nothingness but requires a higher self as a vehicle. Which cycle was your higher self born into? Aside from being Nothing and Everything…. who are you? What do you know about your higher self? Where were you before coming to this earth school and given a 3-D body? Where will you go after you have graduated from here? What does it mean to be angelic?
On this earth school, karma and karmic lessons are an integral part of the learning. We must accumulate karma purposefully in order to have a storyline in order to learn lessons and to grow and eventually move on from here to another school. So, after accumulating the karmic debt, it is important we pay back the debt in order to fully complete the lesson.
Karma is used as a tool to pay into or subtract out of the storyline. There is nothing, which is given or happens to us from another which is free or without consequences. It is either something that is owed to us or something our soul will be paying back at another time. All debts are required to be paid back before we are balanced and can graduate from this earth school. Karmic debts are collected and paid back in a myriad of ways… not only the direct and obvious ways. The complicated karmic system adds deep levels to the learning and makes for a more interesting time on the planet and in school.
Judging actions of others and ourselves, as good and bad, keep us unaware of the deeper reality and that we are in an illusion or dream. Nothing is ever as it seems on the surface. How do we know when karma is being newly made or when it is being paid back? When we realize we are in a school we become more serious about our lessons. We surrender and no longer resist doing the work before us. At this stage, we are soul tired and desire to stay focused so we can graduate.
I do not hold any one teaching or group to be “the” truth… for Truth is about Knowing the Whole of Everything.
The non-duality understanding of Oneness has always existed. The Vedic word for Oneness is Advaita and translated means ‘not two’. It is derived from the Upanishads, which are thought to be the final commentaries and interpretations of the ancient, Vedic texts. Vedas means ‘Knowledge’. Many believe the ancient Vedic scriptures have also existed since the beginning of history. These ancient scriptures were written down by sages over a period of time, between 1500 BCE and 500 BCE. It is said, that prior to this time, the teaching of Knowledge was given orally from one person to another.
The word Upanishad means “sitting down near”, implying sitting at the feet of the one with Knowledge and is the basis for the relationship between teacher and student and ‘the spoken word’. ‘The spoken word’ is a way of transmitting and pointing to, that which cannot be spoken. The ultimate lesson of Advaita Knowledge is beyond the realm of conceptual thought and form. This non-thing or void that will always remain wordless is True reality and at a certain stage in our perception, it is seen as the only thing that exists as Real. All else seeming to be separately real is but a Dream! From this ultimate perception, individuals and separation do not exist. The separate self is an illusion, a lie, the Dream. It is the ego in each of us, which believes itself to be separate, with individual power to create and choose. The ego is the Dream self and does not realize itself to be a fictional character of the Dreamer. Self Realization happens when Oneness awakens from the Dream into the knowledge of its True Self. Waking up from the Dream is not something an individual ego can control or make happen faster or even happen at all, because again, in Truth, there are no individuals with individual power.
Advaita thought is an essential pointer to understanding Reality beyond the words and concepts. India may be credited to having the oldest and most doctrines, as well as teachers teaching Advaita concepts, Ramana Maharshi being the most famous, but the essence of this understanding is universal and can be found at the root of all myths and religions of the world. Throughout time, there have been teachers emerging with various degrees of this understanding. Joseph Campbell, in his 1988 ‘Power of Myth’ series, was able to explain this transcendent understanding to a western audience, on national TV. It seems that this was the beginning of our western culture, to collectively, go deeper into the knowledge of this Ultimate Understanding, allowing for more acceptance and diversity among us.
We come out of Oneness to explore Self… we awaken and see our separation is a dream… We return back to One… We are Infinity… we are All that exists.