By Lori Lines
It is the human experience when life is fraught with difficulties. Perhaps even more so when we are on a focused and determined spiritual path of growth and enlightenment. It’s as if we bring in a manifold of problems in our lives to sit with us while we face the special challenges of awakening.
But, I believe we should do more than to just expect difficulties and sit with them, we should welcome them. The problems we all face, on this path, are precisely the means that will help us to progress along the way. Facing life’s difficulties, today, will give us practice in confronting the problems in the rest of our lives and beyond. In time, we see what we thought were problems turn out to be stepping stones to greater awareness.
The real key in facing our problems is the attitude we take toward them. Often our approach to life’s difficulties is avoidance of suffering. Rather than confront the deeper fears of our lives, we often attempt to mask or evade them in one way or another.
To accept suffering, rather than to flee from it requires courage. Courage requires determination to take a look at our inner and outer difficulties straight in the eye and to finally deal with how we have dealt with our difficulties. Courage is the fundamental attitude for facing problems. Although we sometimes equate courage and fearlessness, courage is not the absence of fear. In fact, fear is an essential component of courage. One cannot be truly courageous unless we can feel our fear fully. One can be trembling in fear and still be courageous.
If we are able to stand our ground, rather than averting our gaze or taking flight - THAT is courage.
I often reflect on my QHHT clients’ experiences. When one chooses to undergo a full QHHT session, it appears that most, if not all, come to the session willing to look bravely into whatever their minds have churned up without implementing their usual exit strategy they have unconsciously used in the past. Most clients have come to understand (consciously or unconsciously), by the time they have arrived, that a session will help them keep their place when a difficulty arises, knowing that running away will ultimately cause more suffering than staying put and gazing deeply within to face challenges they innately hold. Courage, indeed.
It always helps me to know that fleeing from problems and facing them can both be fearful. But, experience has made me more afraid of the consequences of evasion. To me, courage has become the matter of choosing the thing I fear less, but it hasn’t served my growth in that moment.
Facing difficulties is made easier by viewing them as opportunities to grow in awareness, to deepen our self-knowledge and our skills of compassion. We progress farther by courageously meeting our difficulties than by not having them at all.
For those of you who have bravely faced yourselves, I applaud your courage and your willingness to end certain patterns in your lives.
So, I invite you to reflect on the history of your lives. You can see that the things that have contributed most to your personal development have been the trials you have faced and passed through. If you have not had a QHHT session or a Past Life Regression session yet, and if you are interested, you may be in the process of marshaling your courage. And there’s always progress in that one thought.
In love and truth,
By Lori Lines
Critical thinking is glorified from early childhood. Children are encouraged to make sense of given circumstances, based on verifiable information.
Children are rarely asked why they feel something happens. Instead, they are asked why they think it happens, or why they think something comes to be. The children who live up to these expectations can go on to become skilled critical thinkers and logicians.
Being able to deduce and induce logically can solve a lot of problems. Most people engage in a logical deduction at some point in their day. However, when the critical thinker favors logic to the point that they neglect intuition, very valuable forms of knowledge and true understanding are lost. The risk the overly critical thinker is presented with is to grow dull to their truth, personal experience, and instinct.
In the last few decades, there has been a new appreciation for the sacred wisdom from within. Children are being taught meditation in school and at home. They are learning to still the monkey mind and hear the whisper of their inner wisdom more clearly. It is important for children to become familiar with such practices young because what the overly critical thinker is often missing is confidence. As such, the critical thinker relies on facts. A fact is just a succinct term for a notion that is widely accepted as true. This is evident in this day and age when we find facts are not always facts due to the rampant disinformation that's churned out by most of the larger media outlets.
In a world where the collective consciousness is stirring from its slumber, facts are not as trustworthy as they once appeared to be. There is a communal spiritual awakening to the wisdom of the universe, spiritual truths, and multi-dimensionality. Finally, the shifting of realities can be perceived. Facts are becoming outdated as the potential biases of “reality” are revealed.
In a world where everything changes and old “truths” can hinder and hurt, what can be trusted? The sacred wisdom of the universe, spiritual truths, and personal truths. An individual's experience is what matters, not what others can confirm they have also experienced and is therefore deemed fact. The unresolved critical thinker must get off the fence now or risk being lost in an ocean of old truths, confusion, and antiquated "facts."
Yet, the exclusively critical thinker often finds comfort on the fence. They fear commitment to their truths and the risk of being wrong. These fears can trigger either the ego’s insecurity or arrogance. The insecure ego is apprehensive about being responsible for their truth and will want to avoid looking or feeling foolish. Whereas, the fear of being wrong can be dissonant with an arrogant ego and the notion that they don’t make mistakes, when in fact, there is no eternal version of right and wrong. The human experience is always in flux. Naturally, so is everyone’s perspective and truth.
The overly critical thinker would be wise to find courage, make a choice, and overcome their fears. If they are capable of reconnecting to their intuition, instinct, and spiritual insight, they will gain a compass of truth, integrity, and wisdom. This compass will have a true north, no matter what reality they perceive.
In love and truth,
By Lori Lines
Spending copious amounts of time alone in reflection and meditation provides the space to feel and hear the language of the soul.
It is when we acknowledge how we feel that we access the highest truth within. One cannot access truth when in a state of overthinking, overanalyzing and frantic daily actions that society has indoctrinated us. The key to all truth is to discover how you FEEL.
It is digging through the layers of societal conditioning and mind-control. It is the set-point to accessing your power. It is your springboard to action that is in alignment with your soul, your true self, your essence, your purpose, and, ultimately, true happiness.
In love and truth,
By Lori Lines
I’m a truth seeker. Truth about our world is uprooting from its deep earthly tentacles and truth is exposing itself. Finding out the truth, even if it’s negative, brings me a sense of relief because it helps me align with what my soul knows and what’s playing out in real time. My soul does not rest until I feel that sense of peace in the knowing. There was always a kernel of fear in my naïveté, in the past. I would become outraged when a truth would come out that went against the grain of my soul. Now, I rarely become outraged when I find out the truth. I think it's important to endeavor not to ignore truth, especially when it's staring us in the face, because it is in ignoring that gut feeling that we find ourselves in fear.
There are people who can just go on about their daily lives, believing the lies we are told, and think nothing of it. I'm not one of those people. Someone I truly respect once told me I have a, sort-of, x-ray vision into the energy of people, situational dynamics, the connections of all things. It's the only way she could explain it to me and I now understand what she was talking about. It can be a blessing and a curse at the same time, but I digress...
Lies and omissions stir my soul and cause discomfort. When I come across a harsh truth I now recognize the discomfort and choose to see it as "It is what it is" now. The way I see it, it's from the "is what it is" of acceptance, that I find my power. In that power, I have choices I can make in my own life that help me stay in my personal integrity and authenticity. Outrage is fear. When I know the truth, regardless if it's negative or positive in my mind, the fear subsides. It is what it is. And I can lay it to rest, for it was there to show me my judgements.
In love and truth,
By Lori Lines
This past weekend was a humdinger. As you know the full moon was in psychic pisces. I'd venture to guess you may have had at least a tinge of emotion coming up recently. So, I'd like to tell you what happened this past weekend.
As I was going about my day, all of a sudden I was hit with an anxiety that I’ve not felt in years. I ran some errands and, while walking away from the store, I felt it coming on. A huge wave of tears and profound sadness. So, when I got to my car, I let her rip. You know what I mean? That ugly cry where your face gets all red, swells up, mascara running? Yeah, that.
All I could think of was, “what in the world is wrong with me?” My monkey mind began running amok as I tried to think it through. A list of questions began running though my mind: “Am I picking up on someone else?” Perhaps. “Is there anything going on, or not going on, in my life that I’m sad about?” Nope.
After shedding the last tear and regaining composure, it hit me. I’ve been working very long and hard. I have been diving very deep into my work, diving deep into its complexities and behind-the-scenes tasks. Diving deep within myself and asking the hard questions like how/what I can improve so as to show up, authentically, compassionately for my beloved friends and clients.
Then I realized I have not been doing my usual self-love rituals that nurture my own spirit.
Yes, it’s been a busy time since becoming a Level 3 QHHT® Practitioner. However, what I’m reminded of for myself, in this recent emotional experience, was that sometimes emotions well up and need to be let go. Duh, I’m telling you this ALL. THE. TIME. :)
I lost sight of practicing what I tell you!
After the ugly cry, I felt so much better and clearer in a way. I feel a breakthrough happened and through allowing myself to just feel the emotions before trying to figure out, logically, what that was all about, I have now made room in my being to keep going, to keep doing what I love. It also cleared out some muck that was holding back clarity on the next steps to take in my own life…in moving forward.
So, back into practicing my authentic self I go!
I guess I am telling you this to say, it’s OK to NOT be OK sometimes. Occasionally shedding the unnecessary is imperative to our emotional well-being and, lest we forget, to love ourselves first and to love ourselves THROUGH those times we might not feel like all is unicorns and rainbows.
In love and truth,
P.S. If you would like information on my “Practicing Presence” Coaching Series, feel free to contact me. It’s a 24 week, one hour per week commitment to taming the monkey mind and setting yourself into a neutral frame of mind. The results will last a lifetime if you choose to continue to practice this wonderful technique for yourself. I like to explain it as building a rock solid foundation to trusting in your own intuition.
By Lori Lines
It is not surprising to hear some of the outrageous things clients have reported about what some Intuitive Readers, and Psychics have relayed to them. Before drilling down into that, the basic question that must be asked is, ‘Why do we employ Readers in the first place?’ The most common reason shouldn’t surprise you. The reason most employ these (mostly) well-meaning people is most of us want to know, based on what we are going through at the time, is if everything will turn out OK.
People are in control of their own lives, their future and, therefore, are responsible for the decisions they make. However, there are Readers who can read the energy emanating from your mind, they can pick up on your fears and they can read that as truth and offer advice based on that information. This is not a psychic reading, this is mind reading (and sometimes mind control) and they are two very different things. Many are mind readers who THINK they are psychic. This is where it gets sticky.
Our minds are way more powerful than we think. If someone tells us something bad is going to happen, that is a reflection of our own fears, and we choose to receive that as truth then, guess what?… it’s probably going to happen. My advice is when you find yourself in this predicament is STOP the reading immediately and RUN. There’s no need to allow the reading to go on and to be polite. Then, get into a quiet place, breathe, and repeat this affirmation: “I nullify that thought so that it does not enter in to my subjective mind.” Furthermore, as often as you wish, envision a blank canvas and envision, in detail, how you want this situation to turn out. I can guarantee you, this will not only help alleviate your fear, it will begin a trajectory of creation in your own life and, more often than not, you will affect the outcome to be what you want. Focus on what YOU WANT.
Some, but very few, people who come to see me become frustrated when I tell them I won’t tell them what to do when they find themselves at a crossroads in their lives. It’s because they are in a mindset of victimhood. Yes, I know that’s a very strong word, but it’s true. In this case, what I mean by the word “victim” is that the client believes life is happening TO them rather than FOR them. In the case of a client at a crossroads, what I will do is, 1) ask the client what choices they see, 2) then take each choice and read the energy of that, and 3) tell them the consequences I see, in that moment, based on each choice. Then, the client is free to choose which choice they will make, based on their own free-will.
My first mentor once told me, when she did a reading for me, was that everything she was going to tell me about my future was not set in stone and that I have the power to make it happen or not happen based on my choices. She said that the reading was based on the current energy, at the time, and that what happens in my future was up to me.
A hypothetical example would be when a psychic tells you you are going to meet the love of your life next year. This may be true but if you are indulging in depression, sitting on your couch watching trash on TV, snacking all day and night thinking you are going to meet the love of your life so, “why bother going out and living life since I will meet the love of my life soon,” then guess what, you won’t meet the love of your life because you didn’t go out with your friends during the times they invited you out and, therefore, you missed meeting the love of your life.
Remember, life is happening FOR you and not TO you. Let that sink in.
One must take responsibility for their own thoughts, words, and actions, so when a psychic tells you you will meet the love of your life next year, take a look around you and take inventory of your beliefs and your behaviors. Are you living in such a way that the love of your life will find you? Is there room in your life for another? Are you still nursing the disappointments from your previous heartbreak?
One personal example of the power of the mind: I was in a dangerous auto accident with my daughter when she was only 2 months old. Luckily, she was not injured but I sustained injuries that propelled me into a year-long intensive therapy program. In addition to physical injuries, I had Post Traumatic Stress (deep fear) from the accident and I asked the Psychic if I was going to be OK and if I will ever have more injuries in the future. This psychic had been extremely accurate when making future predictions about my life. In this case, she told me that, when I reached a certain age, I was going to be in another dangerous auto accident that will put me in intensive therapy again. What happened? I immediately remembered what my mentor had told me. I went to my quiet place, took control of my breath, went inside myself with my hand on my heart, I affirmed, “I nullify that thought so it does not enter in to my subjective mind.” Every time I thought about it, I did this ritual. I then envisioned a blank canvas and saw myself easily traveling down the road in a car. And, I’m five years past the age in which she predicted the auto accident.
Another issue that confounds me when a client tells me another told them when a death was going to occur: NO Reader should ever tell you when or how you are going to die or when someone you know or love is going to die. Why? Because this information can be planted in the mind and it can happen. Let me tell you, the mind is THAT POWERFUL. God help that Psychic. They just entered into a very powerful karmic contract with you and it may not turn out very well for them.
Even though clients go to see Psychic Readers to find out if everything is going to be OK, let me save you the trouble. EVERYTHING TURNS OUT OK. If it’s not OK, then the lesson in faith, for you, is not completed. Every reading should have a glimmer of hope, of love, and a positive message that empowers you to choose the life you want to LEAD.
In love and truth,
By Lori Lines
Channeling the Collective
Deep transitioning continues to happen as we, who are choosing to awaken at this time, hold our destiny in our own hands. We are able to weave our destiny based on that which inspires us. We are continuing down the path to a new life. We are going very, very deep as we build foundations for our destiny to rest upon. Those who follow this channel are becoming and are more closely aligned with our soul journey and remember, it is our journey that is the purpose. It will be Divinely Ordered to fit the pattern of our energy with which we come in to have this life adventure. We are moving deeper into that which we are devoted to. It's a time of gathering our soul journeys into our human walk.
And just as we weave our destiny around that which inspires us, the love of devotion, the soul impulses, that which we give our time, attention, and energy to can be renewed in order for growth to happen.
We are coming to understand that our believing, in such a way, attends to our shadow self (which we all have) and we are coming to an awareness of that which no longer serves us because the basis of those things are very unstable.
Therefore, standing in our new-found foundations, we see a beautiful release that is happening because that is the soul-impulse of inspiration toward which we are moving. It's important to be aligned, within our yin (feminine) and our yang (masculine) intrinsic nature. For, when we stand in that power we bring down that which is happening, above, onto the earth plane (below). Because of this alignment, the rivers of sacred knowledge flows through us and brings about that beautiful physical reality.
Allowing the river of sacred knowledge to move through us, without distractions of addictions and judgments, we will find enormous growth and renewal.
Now it is imperative that we not worry about what's about to transpire. We have come into a form of sacred knowledge, through the soul journey, and we are called to stand in our own lives. We are called to look at the fractures of our selves.
This is about those parts of ourselves as well as those in our lives we've had to let go of so we/they can regain our/their own power and stand in themselves/ourselves, power in hand, and face the obstacles that were coming up through the cracks in our psyche's and our own lives and our own resistance to self - to take back our own power, that which belongs to us and stand firm in our place, imbued with sacred knowledge because we've come through judgments and have arrived at our sacred place.
In our attachment to our stories, we've become aware of how we've been betrayed (within and without) and we take back what is rightfully ours. We've had to face this and take back our power.
Our strength has been regained which the shadows of those who've had negative intentions in the past are now being ferreted out of the shadows into the light for all to see.
As we are challenged within and without, there's an unfathomable deep development of our will which transcends words. The challenges are creating upheaval, creating chaos, shredding form across the earth to ensure us a positive outcome because we are meant to initiate the regrowth and formation of understanding and a new way of be-ing.
We are, more than ever, collectively, deeply aligned with our personal journeys.
Souls are attempting to break free of ancestral bondage and most souls are succeeding as the human slumber wakes up. It is important to question how will you be released of fear? How are you limiting yourself? A very primal unfolding is happening and the challenges are very personal in order to drive the fact that we are one - home. Our renewal, our growth, our awakening - where we give away our power, we lose a part of ourselves and now we are integrating the lost fractals of our soul selves.
Some of you will have a very personal understanding of this message and some will see what is happening on a bigger scale and some will not understand this message in the least.
There's an enormous amount of support and assistance when we align with our soul-selves and those in alignment with the sacred realms. When we let go of those parts of ourselves that we've hidden for so long, we become poised and we take on the identities of transmitters of wisdom for others.
Having been transformed, there's a key to a new life as we let go of that which no longer serves us and we become renewed...and in doing so, we solidify our mission with devotion and dedication to that which we desire.
Wishing you love, blessings, and peace.
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.