By Lori Lines
Your voice, tender and inviting,
In matters of love, clichés are known, no denying.
Yet here, a novelty, a fervor,
I can't set aside,
After that wave engulfed me, turning the tide,
After the struggle to emerge, to breathe,
In the calm that followed, I did perceive,
My own reflection, like an island, so clear,
In the boundless water, my solitude drew near.
With the next wave's embrace,
I understood, Regrets.
Though a subsequent wave may have me misunderstood,
For am I concussed or in self-deceit, I've stood?
I find no reason to rue the past's bitter lore,
No room for regrets now, or evermore.
What weighs so heavy, you cannot foresee,
A future to redeem, a heart set free,
Settle it today, release the binding chain,
Freedom to embrace, not from but to gain.
In this moment, regret should find no place,
For gravity draws two souls to embrace,
From distant corners, they converge, and unite,
In the cosmic depths, their stars ignite.
No regrets linger, no burden to bear,
Every cell alive, a thrill in the air,
An anticipation, yet undefined,
The purpose unknown, the path unlined.
Do you sense it too, this stirring inside,
A journey unfolding, where hearts collide?
© Lori Lines, 2015
Dark Night of the Soul Poem
Not long ago, I stumbled upon some poems that emerged during my 8-year period of profound inner turmoil and self-discovery. It's astonishing to me because I can hardly recall crafting these verses. Throughout this intense and spiritually safeguarded phase of my life, while I grappled with suffering and explored my inner shadows, something channeled through me, and the words flowed onto the paper. Uncertain of how to handle these creations, my inner guidance reassured me that it was acceptable to share them. If you decide to offer feedback, I kindly request your gentleness. Thank you deeply.
With all my Love,
© Lori Lines, 2012
By Lori Lines
In a world where opinions and beliefs shape our reality, a profound message from my own Higher Self has illuminated my path: "The only 'opinion' one needs is that anything is possible. Otherwise, your opinion reflects your limiting beliefs." This revelation has ignited a spark within me, propelling me to explore the transformative power of embracing limitless possibilities - on a deeper level. The essence of this message is both profound and liberating – it's a reminder that by believing in the boundless potential of life, we can shed our limiting beliefs and step into a reality brimming with opportunities. I'd like to share my journey of breaking free from constraints, cultivating a mindset that has the potential to reshape our lives, fostering a unique ambition that's a springboard for deeper self-expression, and understanding how our beliefs evolve as we journey into higher dimensional realities.
Breaking the Chains of Limiting Beliefs
I've often found myself confined by the chains of limiting beliefs, shaped by past experiences and societal expectations. These beliefs, though invisible, hold the power to stifle growth and hinder potential. However, as my Higher Self gently reminded me, believing that "anything is possible" is akin to unlocking those chains and setting myself free. It's an invitation to explore uncharted territories, unearth hidden talents, and rise above challenges that once seemed insurmountable. Of course, I thought I've always believed 'anything is possible,' but when my Higher Self said, "...your opinion reflects your limiting beliefs," ...that hit home!
The Power of Perception
Our perceptions are the lenses through which we view the world. With the belief in limitless possibilities, my perspective has undergone a remarkable transformation. Challenges no longer feel as insurmountable; they've become stepping stones to personal growth. Failures, once disheartening, have morphed into invaluable lessons. This change in perception empowers me to embrace life with higher states of optimism and resilience, reshaping my reality one thought at a time.
Life's unpredictability has thrown its fair share of curveballs my way. Yet, armed with the belief that "anything is possible," I've developed a stronger resilience to navigate these twists and turns. Instead of succumbing to setbacks, I've learned to adapt, learn, and persevere. This newfound resilience not only propels me forward but also inspires those around me, a living testament to the power of embracing life's uncertainties.
Fueling Ambition: A Springboard for Self-Expression
Ambition, in the light of limitless possibilities, takes on a profound new meaning. It's not about chasing anything, it's about using aspirations as a springboard for my spirit to expand deeper and wider into full self-expression. It's about aligning my goals with my truest essence, seeking growth and fulfillment in a way that resonates with the core of who I am.
This unique ambition propels me to explore avenues that align with my passions, values, and inner purpose. It encourages me to be authentic in my pursuits, to engage with projects that contribute positively to the world, and to challenge myself to evolve beyond self-imposed boundaries cased by limiting beliefs. This ambition resides in my core and serves as a guiding light, illuminating a path that's not solely driven by external validation, but by an internal calling to fully express my unique gifts and talents.
Harmonizing with Higher Dimensional Realities
As my journey of self-discovery continues, I've come to realize that our beliefs and opinions are not static. They evolve as we step in to higher dimensional realities and expanded states of consciousness. In these elevated realms of existence, our expanded beliefs naturally coincide with the vibrational frequencies of these dimensions. Our opinions become softer and more aligned with the harmonious flow of this new reality. We embrace unity, interconnectedness, and a deeper understanding of our interconnected roles within the cosmic mosaic.
Invitation to Explore
I don't expect everyone to understand what I'm saying here, but I invite you to reach within and to take what the Higher Self is offering and see if you can apply it to you. You may gain some insights that profoundly change your life. Embrace the belief in limitless possibilities, break free from the confines of limiting beliefs, and let your ambitions be the channel through which your spirit expands into its most authentic self-expression. As we journey to higher dimensional realities, may our beliefs harmonize with the profound wisdom of these realms, guiding us to a more enlightened and interconnected existence.
My Final Thoughts....
My journey of self-discovery, ignited by the wisdom of my own Higher Self, has brought me to a profound truth: "The only 'opinion' one needs is that anything is possible." This realization is in the process of shattering the constraints of limiting beliefs, opening the door to personal growth, resilience, ambition, and self-transformation. As I embrace that my reality is sculpted by my beliefs, I embark on a path where limitless possibilities reign supreme. It's an invitation I extend to each of you – to break free from the confines of your own limiting beliefs and step into a world where the potential for fulfillment and achievement knows no bounds. And in this journey, may our ambitions be the channel through which our spirits expand deeper and wider into our most authentic self-expression. As we journey through higher dimensional realities, let our beliefs harmonize with the profound wisdom of these realms, guiding us in to being a more enlightened and interconnected existence.
Take this invitation to heart, and you might just discover the transformative power of believing in the boundless potential that resides within you, sans the beliefs that hold you back..
Thank you for reading this far. I appreciate the ability to share with you. And, if you are one who doesn't know what your limiting beliefs are, don't worry. I can help you with that. You may want to make a higher-self coaching appointment with me and we can discuss it.
In love and truth,
By Lori Lines
Navigating the Shifting Sands of Truth
In our ever-evolving human existence, the quest for truth remains a timeless pursuit. How to know what is true? This question has puzzled philosophers, thinkers, and seekers throughout the ages, and it continues to challenge our understanding of the world and our place within it.
One fundamental truth emerges from the depths of introspection: our perceptions are not static. They are ever-changing, shifting like sand dunes in the desert. To acknowledge this inherent variability is to open our minds to the profound nature of our existence. Our personal experiences, the cornerstone of our understanding, are subject to the constant ebb and flow of change.
Worldviews, like civilizations, rise and fall. They emerge as dominant paradigms, casting their shadows over the collective consciousness, only to crumble into the sands of time when confronted with new perspectives. There is no preordained path guiding humanity toward a singular truth. Instead, we traverse a labyrinth of shifting philosophies, each offering a fleeting glimpse of what we believe to be real.
The allure of authority often leads us astray. Just because someone speaks with confidence and charisma does not guarantee the veracity of their words. We have, over time, been conditioned to equate the charismatic actor with the mouthpiece of truth, a dangerous assumption that obscures the fluid nature of knowledge. The ego, that ever-persistent narrator of our lives, deludes us into thinking that we possess absolute certainty. We label certain beliefs as "facts," constructing a facade of permanence in a world where everything is in perpetual motion.
Resistance to new information is a common human reflex, driven by the fear that our ego's carefully constructed identity will crumble if confronted with unfamiliar truths. We clutch to our preconceived notions, desperate to preserve our perceived certainties. Yet, with each revelation that the universe is more expansive than we dared to imagine, we are compelled to add another layer to our understanding.
Knowledge, we must recognize, is not an isolated entity. We only apprehend ideas and concepts against the backdrop of our existing understanding. In this light, the notion of knowing becomes a spectrum rather than an absolute. We do not possess knowledge; instead, we interact with a web of interconnected beliefs, each subject to revision and reevaluation.
In this ever-shifting landscape, one indisputable fact emerges: our knowledge is intrinsically tied to our personal experiences. It is through the lens of our unique encounters that we interpret the world. What is real for one may not be real for another, as individual experiences diverge and intersect in the complexities of human existence.
In essence, we find ourselves in the paradoxical position of knowing very little about an ever-expanding reality. We are explorers in an uncharted territory, navigating the shifting sands of truth. Our quest for understanding may never yield absolute certainty, but it is through the relentless pursuit of knowledge and the openness to change that we inch closer to glimpsing the elusive truth that lies beyond the horizon of our current comprehension. And, that is within.
- Love y'all crazy explorers of consciousness! - Lori
By Lori Lines
As we have recently explored, psychotherapy can play a preparatory role for some on the path to ascension. By helping heighten mental and emotional awareness and facilitate healing emotional wounds and trauma, psychotherapy can help an individual evolve, but only in the context of the ego and self. As we journey toward higher consciousness, there is a greater need and a capacity for peace, love, and unity, causing psychotherapy’s limitations to become increasingly evident.
In an ever-changing world, relying on old tools to solve new problems is akin to trying to light up the night sky with a flickering candle. Only by letting go of the outdated can we truly embrace the transformative flow of progress and unlock the boundless potential of our expanding consciousness.
Steppingstone or Sisyphus’ Boulder?
Some say that Sisyphus kept pushing the boulder up the mountain because after cheating death twice, he was foolish enough to believe he would one day get the stone to the top. While psychotherapy can serve as a valuable steppingstone on the path of self-discovery, self-awareness, self-exploration, and self-realization, the limitations of ego-based healing become increasingly burdensome as we detach from the 3rd Density, transcend the ego, merge with the Collective, and embrace universal love. Psychotherapy is only useful within the 3D paradigm. This is how a stepping stone becomes a boulder of a burden. But how are we to know when this shift occurs?
The Awakening of Evolution
Evolution, awakening, and ascension are not discrete moments in time. They do not begin where the other ends in an assessable way. The path of ascension is like the dawn of day, from light almost imperceptible to a fully illuminated sky. The transition involves gradually awakening to the interconnectedness of all beings and realizing the fallacies of separateness. As individuals begin to perceive the state of being beyond individual concerns, egoic needs, and personal gains, they will find the self-focused nature of traditional psychotherapy inadequate to answer their questions and establish the fundamentals of ascension.
Fundamentals of Ascension
Ascension requires specific catalysts of consciousness. We cannot force these upon ourselves and surely not upon others. These are a set of higher desires, urges, mental, emotional, and spiritual realizations, and explorations that keep us moving along the path of ascension. These catalysts include,
Shadow Healing & Soul Integration: This occurs once an individual releases who they are not, recovers lost parts of who they are, and integrates the healed pieces of their personhood. At this point, psychotherapy may still be helpful.
Seeking Transcendence: This is often characterized by a desire to transcend the limits of the ego and the fallacies and low vibrations that the ego-driven 3rd Dimension perpetuates. This is when individuals usually begin to supplement psychotherapy constructs with more high vibrational modalities and concepts.
Expanding Consciousness & Yearning for Unity: In this state, the individual is seeking a deeper connection with their heart, their soul, and the universe. One understands that they are part of something greater than themselves, and the desire to understand what that “something greater” is grows. Psychotherapy is discordant with this frequency and can, in fact, delay or obstruct evolution.
Discovering Oneness with the Collective: The realization of the interconnectedness of all existence is dawning. The importance of service to others is underscored, and an individual’s capacity for love, peace, and unity becomes increasingly expansive. Only collective-oriented practices such as meditation, loving-kindness practices, QHHT, and shamanic journeys are pertinent to the ascending soul’s journey. Psychotherapy is now rendered obsolete.
Embracing the Flow of Transcendence
The path to awakening is a natural and gradual process, much like transitioning from psychotherapy to more 5th Dimensional tools and constructs. Neither can be forced, only embraced as a journey of receptivity, trust, self-compassion, patience, and love for the Collective. Each individual’s journey is unique, and there is no formulaic response or fixed timeline one must follow to reach the higher consciousness of the 5th Density. But we must surrender to the transcendental shifts and vibrational changes leading us to the Age of Ascension.
Surrender requires letting go of limiting beliefs, ego-driven patterns, and attachments to past practices and principles. In contrast to how it may sound, surrendering is not easy, at least not initially. One may struggle and find the act of allowing challenging, but rest assured, it can pave the way to an expansive existence of greater ease, peace, love, and unity.
New Reality of Higher Consciousness
There is no one-path-leads-all approach to transitioning from traditional psychotherapy to practices that cultivate higher consciousness, nor is there a charted path from 3D paradigms to 5D principles. Each baby step, each stumble, and each Estride adds a hue to the sunrise of awakening.
We co-create the colorful journey with the Universe and the Collective until we have filled our consciousness with light and gentle strokes of love, unity, and peace, painting our reality with brushstrokes of higher intention and purpose. This is the moment to behold as the landscape of the New Earth comes alive!
In Love and Truth,
By Lori Lines
The Obsolescence of Psychotherapy in the Ascension Age
Shifting Consciousness, Shifting Needs
There was a time when the town barber was also the local “surgeon.” The red stripe on the barber pole we see today represents blood as a relic of the past. Imagine going to a barber to stitch a wound or remove a tooth. This seems risky and preposterous because we have made medical advances since that was the norm. There are surgeons with different specialties and disciplines, making a trip to Super Cuts for a medical procedure an obsolete ideal. A parallel between that and traditional psychotherapy in the Age of Ascension can be drawn.
With the shift from ego consciousness to heightened consciousness, psychotherapy becomes an obsolete tool of times gone by. Psychotherapy as a tool to address mental and emotional health within the framework of the ego and the self is quickly becoming inadequate to address the heightened awareness, spiritual evolution, and Oneness of the 4th and 5th dimensions.
The truth is that 3rd Dimensional solutions offered by psychotherapy do not align with the complexities of 4th and 5th Dimensional consciousness because, through ascension, psychotherapy’s ego-based focus becomes increasingly misaligned with the higher principles of service, love, and Oneness of the higher dimensions. While psychotherapy has a role in our current consciousness, its influence is increasingly limited relative to the profound transformative process of awakening and expanding awareness and spiritual dimensions.
As we ascend to the 4th and 5th densities of consciousness, we become increasingly aligned and eventually unified with the Collective. The very process of ascension is inextricably tied to seeing beyond 3rd Dimensional fallacies like separateness, otherness, and ego comparisons. However, the primary focus of traditional psychotherapy is the individual, individual differences, individual experiences, individual perspectives, and individual healing. Within the framework of the 3rd Dimension, there is nothing wrong with this, and it may help prepare certain souls for the path of ascension. However, the individual-centric perspective inevitably becomes obsolete as we ascend toward collective-oriented consciousness.
Preparatory ≠ Prerequisite
How can psychotherapy help prepare some souls for ascension? By taking the individual on a journey of self-exploration and understanding to cultivate greater mental, emotional, and behavioral awareness and well-being. Psychotherapy can help address the wounds, triggers, and maladaptive patterns that keep one stagnant and low vibrational. Thereby providing valuable insights and mental and emotional preparation for ascension. However, there comes a time for each soul on the path of ascension when psychotherapy’s approach is too limited to address the limitlessly expansive nature of the 4th and 5th consciousness and Dimensions. Meaning psychotherapy may help create a healthier foundation from which to ascend but is not required for ascension. In fact, traditional psychotherapy detracts from the journey of ascension!
This is because service to self and egocentricity is incongruent with awakening. The Age of Ascension is founded on interconnectedness for all beings and collective consciousness. Whereby individual well-being is inextricably linked to the well-being of the whole, and healing and spiritual transformation occur through service to others, universal love, and an understanding of the law of Oneness.
Alternative Approaches for the Ascending Age
Given the limitations of traditional psychotherapy, alternate approaches to healing, growth, and spiritual evolution focus on transcending the ego, expanding consciousness, raising one's vibration, heightening awareness, and aligning with universal love. Such approaches include Reiki, Chi Gong, meditation, mindfulness, breathwork, shamanic journeying, Loving-Kindness practices, and Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique. These tend to be more effective means to explore the unconscious, heal emotional wounds, access higher realms, connect with universal love, and navigate the energetic shifts of the Ascension Age in unison with the Collective rather than in isolation from it.
While psychotherapy has its place, one cannot expect to do what they have always done and to get different results. The Age of Ascension means that shifts are happening at an accelerated rate, and one must flow with these shifts or risk being left behind.
The Age When Anything Is Possible
The 5th Dimension is a realm in which one can manifest all their desires. Therefore, is it too great a request to let go of the familiar and embrace the transformative flow of energy that sweeps through the inertia of the 3rd density? There will come a time when being a stalwart proponent of psychotherapy will be akin to returning to the barber for medical attention, swimming against the current of evolution, and risking not only being left behind but also being trapped in the dark and dreary ages of limiting beliefs, fallacies, egocentricity, alienation, and stagnation.
To fully embrace ascension towards higher consciousness, we must surrender to the accelerating shifts of this new era and all the healing, transformation, transcendence, love, unity, and harmony that it makes possible. It is okay to say farewell to the past, even if it has served you well because if said past has truly served you well, it will have prepared you for a broader, brighter, and better future!
In love and truth,
By Lori Lines
In a world that often celebrates productivity, self-improvement, and external validation, self-compassion can feel like an elusive concept. We live in a society that fosters self-criticism, comparison, and perfectionism, making it increasingly challenging to extend kindness and understanding toward ourselves. However, it is precisely in the face of these challenges that self-compassion becomes a crucial lifeline, offering solace, resilience, and a path to inner healing. So, why is self-compassion so difficult to cultivate in today's society? What kinds of actionable strategies can we build and nurture this vital quality within ourselves?
The Struggles of Self-Compassion in Today's Society
The Social Media Highlight Reel: The rise of social media platforms has created an environment where comparison thrives. We often find ourselves bombarded with carefully curated snapshots of other people's lives, achievements, and seemingly perfect moments. This constant exposure to the highlight reel of others can leave us feeling inadequate, unworthy, and fosters self-criticism instead of self-compassion.
The Achievement-Focused Culture: From an early age, we are conditioned to measure our worth based on external achievements. Success is often defined by academic performance, career milestones, and material possessions. In this relentless pursuit of accomplishment, self-compassion can be perceived as a hindrance, mistakenly associated with complacency or a lack of ambition.
The Tyranny of Perfectionism: Many individuals today struggle with the overwhelming pressure to be flawless in all areas of life. The perfectionistic mindset dictates that anything less than perfection is unacceptable, leading to harsh self-judgment and a perpetual sense of falling short. In such an environment, practicing self-compassion can feel counterintuitive and even indulgent.
Recognize the Inner Critic: Start by becoming aware of your inner critic—the voice that magnifies your flaws, berates your mistakes, and undermines your self-worth. Notice when self-criticism arises and challenge its validity. Remind yourself that everyone makes mistakes and that self-compassion is a healthier, more constructive response.
Practice Mindful Self-Awareness: Cultivate a gentle and non-judgmental awareness of your thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations. Mindfulness allows you to observe your inner experiences with curiosity and without labeling them as good or bad. This practice creates space for self-compassion to arise naturally, as you become attuned to your own needs and vulnerabilities.
Treat Yourself with Kindness: Imagine you are offering compassion and understanding to a dear friend who is struggling. Apply the same kindness to yourself. Acknowledge your pain, disappointments, and mistakes with empathy rather than harsh judgment. Speak to yourself in a nurturing and supportive manner, recognizing that you deserve love and compassion.
Embrace Imperfection: Challenge the notion that perfection is the only acceptable outcome. Embrace the idea that imperfection is not only normal but also an essential part of the human experience. Shift your perspective towards viewing mistakes and setbacks as opportunities for growth, learning, and resilience. Embrace the beauty in the messiness of life.
Cultivate Self-Care Rituals: Prioritize self-care as an act of self-compassion. Engage in activities that nourish your mind, body, and soul. Set aside time for rest, relaxation, and pursuing activities that bring you joy and fulfillment. Remember that self-compassion involves recognizing your needs and honoring them without guilt or self-judgment.
In a world that often fosters self-criticism and comparison, cultivating self-compassion is an act of rebellion—an act of self-love and self-preservation. It requires courage and a shift in mindset to embrace the belief that self-compassion is not only beneficial but essential for our well-being, growth and ultimately, ascension.
By recognizing the challenges imposed by today's society and actively practicing self-awareness, kindness, embracing imperfection, and prioritizing self-care, we can pave the way for a more compassionate relationship with ourselves.
Let us embark on this journey of self-discovery and self-compassion, unlocking the power to heal, thrive, and find solace in our own hearts. Remember, you are worthy of your own compassion.
In love and truth,
Author Lori Lines
Disclaimer: Lori is a high-level channel. The information contained on this site is intended for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for advice, diagnosis or treatment by a licensed physician. You should seek prompt medical care for any health issues and consult your doctor before using alternative medicine or making a change to your regimen.