Personally I give little kids a lot of credit for understanding or able to understand more than we think they can. I say teach them what you know to be true. This is how I would explain the notion of soul to a 3rd grader:
the soul is the thing which breaths us and gives us all life. We all have part of the same soul in us and when it leaves the body, to go to back to its true home, the body has no power. True home is where the soul lives in between lifetimes.
I would also say that we need to sleep and dream each night so that our soul can connect with true home for a little bit to keep us healthy. I think these are important elements to mention to give a rounded understanding because kids are smart and they think about things.
This is basic information about who we are and essential to understanding Self.
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 awoke 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 have psychically attacked me for years. Many of us here on earth are not originally from earth and came here on a mission (usually in a group). 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 it we are 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 are 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 awaking, 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 kind of dreams will stick with us longer and will not fade as fast as regular dreams. Often we will be left with 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 side tracked 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 explores 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 it self into 4-6 parts in what is called life lines to have a more varied experience and to get the maximum out of school. When an expression of self is no longer needed or we have completed our lessons and schooling on a training ground, our life lines merge back into us. Life lines 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 life lines of their original soul. In such cases, the original soul and higher self stays on the other side of the veil guiding its players or life lines.
Sleep is necessary for regenerating all parts of Self. Though meditation is a useful tool, sleep is the paramount way for 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 life line 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. The vision gave me an understanding of infinity 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 to be able to hold the vision with 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 an angelic?
“I am ready now. Please tell me what to do and let me serve. I surrender completely and accept whatever is given to me. I am here to be a servant of the light. I know who I am. I trust Consciousness to care for me. Separation is the dream. I have been given all that I need and if I don’t have something, I must not really need it. I do what my soul wants me to do and need no praise for doing it. Only the ego desires acknowledgment and rewards for what is done. I surrender all desires. Please let me be Light. Thank you. I am grateful for all your help. Please protect me from darkness. Thank you. My deepest wish above all else is to return to the Light while in separation. Please… this is all I ask.”
This is the desire and prayer of an awakened heart.
Inner peace is only sought after by the beings driven to do the work, because they are miserable living partially awake and partially asleep in the dream. For these beings, waking up from the dream becomes the only possible cure for what ails them. Realizing and Knowing Truth brings about Awakening. Truth at the highest level is very simple to know and understand intellectually. However, realizing this truth takes us thousands of incarnations in order to realize the full meaning. Of course, it is wonderful that beings think and believe whatever they want to. This is what makes the planet so varied and interesting. Beings who want to awaken and Know Truth and live in peace and harmony must desire this above all else.
Life is a dream. It takes a deep yearning to see Truth through the distractions. The distractions keep the dream hidden, making it difficult to perceive. But, if we are really tired of being tortured and unhappy in the dream, the first step is to get on our hands and knees, (metaphorically) and let go…surrender! Let go of everything we hold on to. Let go of all our attachments. Let go of fears. When letting go at first, it can be very scary because we feel vulnerable, but let go any way. You will not loose yourselves. Ask your angel of protection to be with you. Ask your angel and ethereal guides to help keep you in the light. Do this over and over again… every day if necessary, if you really desire to be awakened.
We will only know Truth and light after letting go of all our attachments. This is the only way it can happen. Part of letting go is being willing to face and complete all of our karmic lessons. When facing challenges pray and ask for help. Meditate and go for walks to help quiet the mind. Be aware of what you are feeling. Feel the emotion fully then let it go. Don’t be pulled into repetitive negative thinking that feeds lower emotions. When breaking repetitive thoughts, practice keeping thoughts in the present moment. Observe your feelings and thoughts. This is how you know where you are within yourself. Do something to shift out of the darkness if you find yourself thinking negatively. I am not saying to watch your thoughts so you can control your outer reality. I say this so you can be aware and enjoy your life no matter what the outside is doing.
Surrender is the path to a life full of joy and love.
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, keeps 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.