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
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
Once upon a time in the whimsical village of Egotopia, there lived two peculiar characters: the Pot and the Kettle. Now, the Pot and the Kettle were no ordinary kitchen utensils – they had personalities as shiny and reflective as their surfaces. But alas, they had a tiny, itty-bitty problem – they both had outrageously big egos!
Every day, they would sit on the stove, glistening and boasting about their superior qualities. The Pot would boast, "Oh, my dear Kettle, have you seen your handle? So plain and unadorned! Unlike me, with my elegant curves and stylish handles, fit for a king!"
The Kettle, not one to be outdone, would retort, "Nonsense, dear Pot! It is you who lacks the finesse that I possess. My spout is perfection, and I can whistle a tune so melodious, even the birds stop to listen!"
The other kitchenware would roll their eyes at these displays of vanity, but nothing compared to what happened one fateful morning. As the Pot and the Kettle were trading insults, a nearby Teapot overheard their bickering. The Teapot was known for its wisdom and wit, and it couldn't resist giving them a taste of their own medicine.
"Calm yourselves, dear Pot and Kettle!" the Teapot interjected. "You both have egos bigger than the oven itself! It's like the pot calling the kettle black!"
At first, the Pot and the Kettle were taken aback. They couldn't believe someone would dare point out their flaws! But as the words sank in, they burst into laughter.
"Haha! You know what, Teapot? You're absolutely right!" admitted the Kettle with a smirk.
"Indeed! We've been so busy boasting about our own greatness that we failed to see our own reflections in each other," added the Pot, chuckling.
From that day on, the Pot and the Kettle became the best of friends. They realized that instead of tearing each other down, they should appreciate each other's unique qualities. The Pot admired the Kettle's melodic whistle, and the Kettle admired the Pot's elegant curves. They learned to laugh at their own egos and found joy in being who they were.
And so, the once vainglorious Pot and Kettle became the life of the kitchen. Their egos, though still sizable, were tempered with humility and humor. They would even tell their own story to new kitchenware arrivals, teaching them the importance of self-awareness and self-acceptance.
And so, the moral of the story is this: When you see someone with an inflated ego, don't be too quick to judge. Instead, share a lighthearted joke and remind them that it's okay to be proud of oneself, but humility and a good laugh can make life much more delightful! #HumilityWins #EgoLessons #KitchenTales
Love y'all! - Lori
By Lori Lines
The Illusion of Competition & How It's A 3D Construct
The Fallacy of Competition
“There’s nothing wrong with a little healthy competition!” “He’s so competitive. He’s a bad loser.” The consensus is that healthy competition should be encouraged as motivational and character-building. In contrast, unhealthy competition should be discouraged as unbecoming, maladaptive, and detrimental. This perspective is a result of conditioning. From a young age, birth, in fact, we are compared to our peers. Parents in the pediatrician’s waiting room or the online chat room proudly declare that their baby is hitting milestones ahead of time. “Timmy said mama and dada by 10 months.” “Sarah is crawling at 7 months.”
Throughout our academic years and professional lives, we are taught that a competitive edge is a hallmark of motivation, determination, and ultimate success. However, a competitive drive that causes stress, obsession, rage, “unsportsmanlike” behavior, and social alienation is deemed a step too far. However, this line is arbitrarily drawn; what may be too far to some could be perfectly acceptable to others.
The arbitrary distinction of how much competition is too much speaks to a hidden, fundamental truth. While most deem competition unhealthy once it affects our physical or mental health, no degree of comparison and competition nourishes or even serves the soul. Regarding spiritual health, all comparison is unhealthy and digresses from our higher path.
All Competition is Comparative
When we compare ourselves to others, by default, we deviate from our individual karmic journey and start following a path that was intended for someone else. We lose sight of the lessons we are meant to learn, the healing we are meant to achieve, and the goals we are meant to accomplish. On a path never intended for us, we become lost, hopeless, and inutile, compromising our personal truth and integrity and failing to realize ourselves or our purpose. You can never win when trying to meet someone else’s benchmarks!
“Your only competition is yourself.” This is another fallacy that is perpetuated by society. There are two directions that self-comparison can take, past or future. It is common to compare oneself to who one once was. This perspective measures achievement based on how different we are from who we once were. The trouble with this perspective is that it can be limiting. If we are always looking back at how far we have come, we tether ourselves to the past and curtail how far we can actually go.
Conversely, there are also pitfalls to comparing oneself to whom we could become. When we compete with who we believe we are meant to become, we risk crushing our spirit under the weight of life’s “shoulds” and “shouldn’ts.” This can lead to feelings of despair, shame, apathy, anxiety, and depression. Comparison with one’s future self can also lead to a mad dash past important milestones, lessons, and healing opportunities in a rush to meet this future ideal.
All competition, be it with oneself or someone else, is comparative. Comparison in any form creates limitations by locking our personhood into a preconceived ideal, denying us the infinite potential of our Divine birthright. The bottom line is, if anything is possible, then why aspire to a prefabricated construct?
The Limitations of a 3D Construct
Before one begins the process of ascension, 3rd Dimensional constructs are accepted as truths. As we elevate into the 4th and 5th Dimensions, we begin to see these “truths” for the fallacies they are. Concepts fundamental to competition, such as otherness (me versus you and us versus them), inherent unworthiness, and being incomplete, are uncovered as the illusions they are upheld by conditioning.
In the 5th Dimension, we are complete. We rise to merge with our higher selves; as we rise, our souls integrate. We awaken to the ultimate truth that we enter this world complete and leave this world complete. We lack nothing, and the process of actualization serves not to add to who we are but to release anything that obscures our true selves. As complete beings, there is no need to compare oneself to another because we are exactly as the Divine intends, negating competition altogether.
When we understand how this completion unites oneself with the collective, it further negates the conditioned response to compare. In the 5th Dimension, while we are celebrated for our individual gifts, we are united with the collective in harmony and love. When one learns, the collective learns; when one heals, the collective heals; And the higher one ascends, the greater the collective ascends. There is no need for comparison because each soul has its own gifts that contribute to the greatest good and highest purpose of the collective.
Revealing the Illusion of Competition
Ultimately, competition is not some benign construct that can become malignant. It is in itself a spiritual sickness that closes our eyes to the capitalist-driven, socially and politically divisive, alienating otherness of the 3D. If we remain distracted by the pride of being better than our colleagues and the shame of being worse than our neighbors, we turn a blind eye to the conditioning that upholds the fallacies and façades of the 3rd Dimension. It is busy work in the face of the solemn undertaking of collective awakening, healing, and ascension, keeping us at odds with each other and ourselves. Essentially, we cannot ascend when we are divided within ourselves or living divisively from others. The path to the 4th and 5th Dimension is one of soulful integration and loving unity, making competition and awakening diametrically opposed.
To those who are awake, competition does not exist, not even within, because we know that as we merge with our higher selves, our best selves, we are nothing short of Divine. Fundamentally, no one can walk anyone else’s path, undertake anyone else’s healing, learn anyone else’s lessons, or become who someone else is meant to be. Yet, we are all connected, and we are all one; The Divine exists equally, impartially, yet non-comparatively in each and every one of us.
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.