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
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
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,
By Lori Lines
In the tapestry of human existence, the pursuit of spiritual growth has always been a fundamental aspect of our collective journey. In today's world, we find ourselves amidst a profound spiritual evolution, accompanied by a concept known as soul split. As our consciousness expands, and old paradigms crumble, individuals around the globe are experiencing a shift in their spiritual awareness and a deepening connection to their souls. We will explore the phenomenon of spiritual evolution and soul split, shedding light on the transformative processes unfolding in our contemporary era.
The Call for Spiritual Evolution
As humanity progresses, there arises a yearning for something beyond the material realm—a longing to explore the depths of our existence and seek answers to profound questions about life, purpose, and the nature of reality. This call for spiritual evolution reflects a growing recognition that our well-being extends beyond material possessions and worldly achievements. People are turning inward, exploring meditation, mindfulness, QHHT, and various spiritual practices to cultivate a deeper understanding of themselves and the universe.
Awakening and Expansion
The journey of spiritual evolution often begins with an awakening—an experience that shatters preconceived notions and opens our minds to new possibilities. This awakening may be triggered by a life-altering event, a profound encounter, or simply an inner realization that there is more to life than meets the eye. As individuals awaken, they embark on a path of self-discovery, seeking spiritual teachings, and exploring diverse philosophies to expand their understanding.
During this expansion, one may experience a sense of unity with the cosmos, a recognition that all beings are interconnected. The boundaries that separate individuals, cultures, and nations begin to dissolve, giving rise to empathy, compassion, and a genuine concern for the well-being of all. This heightened awareness leads to a shift in values, as materialistic pursuits give way to a deeper focus on personal growth, service to others, and the pursuit of inner peace.
Soul Split and Integration
The concept of soul split arises from the understanding that each individual possesses a multifaceted and multidimensional soul. The soul split occurs when an individual's consciousness expands, resulting in the recognition and integration of previously disconnected aspects of their being. It is a process of reuniting fragmented aspects of the self, bringing harmony and wholeness to one's spiritual journey.
The soul split often involves confronting past traumas, shadow work, and exploring the depths of one's subconscious. It requires courage, self-reflection, and a willingness to embrace all aspects of the self, both light and dark. Through this process, you may experience profound healing, increased self-awareness, and a deeper connection to your authentic essence.
The spiritual evolution and soul split are not isolated phenomena confined to individual experiences. They are interconnected with the collective consciousness and have a ripple effect on society as a whole. As more of us undergo these transformative processes, a collective shift in consciousness occurs, leading to societal changes rooted in compassion, inclusivity, and harmony.
In this era of spiritual evolution, we witness the emergence of diverse spiritual communities, the integration of ancient wisdom with modern science, and the promotion of holistic approaches to well-being. People are recognizing the interconnectedness of all life forms and the importance of sustainable practices, environmental stewardship, and true social justice.
The spiritual evolution and soul split occurring in today's world represent a significant turning point in human history. As we awaken and expand our consciousness, the barriers between the physical and spiritual realms dissolve, leading to profound personal transformation. This inner evolution ripples outward, igniting collective shifts in societal values, fostering a greater sense of interconnectedness and inspiring positive change.
Embracing this transformative journey requires openness, self-reflection, and a commitment to personal growth. By nurturing our spiritual evolution, embracing our soul's journey, and integrating fragmented aspects of ourselves, we contribute to the creation of a more compassionate, harmonious, and conscious world.
In Love and Truth,
By Lori Lines
Attachment is quite the spiritual homonym! At first pass, attachment denotes a bond or connection. Attachment can mean a loving bond, a toxic bond, or a parasitic entity. It is clear that not all “attachment” is created equal and can represent a set of juxtaposed dynamics.
A healthy attachment is based on autonomy, accountability, and individuality. These bonds honor our universal need and desire for community and connection. Whether with friends, family, or romantic partners, these connections inspire and support us along the path of self-realization and actualization. They are essential components of living a happy, healthy, well-adjusted existence.
These relationships form a firm foundation from which we depart to explore the world, cultivate our personhood, and pursue our purpose. We return from time to time, whether daily or annually, to renew our spirits, commune lovingly, and seek solace.
We don’t feel tied down by dutifulness or indebtedness, nor do we feel the push to earn the love and support these connections offer. Healthy attachments ebb and flow naturally with time, picking up or ending along a free-flowing continuum.
An unhealthy attachment is based on codependence, poor boundaries, and fear. These attachments detract from our autonomy, accountability, and spiritual and emotional well-being. Whether with family, friends, or romantic partners, these connections serve as obstacles along the path of self-realization. They are detrimental to a well-adjusted, healthy existence.
These relationships hinder us from exploring the world, nurturing our personhood, and pursuing our higher purpose because we are afraid to relax our grasp as we desperately cling to them. There is a deep-seated panic that if we depart from them, we will be abandoned and alone, without solace in the world.
Unhealthy attachments keep us locked in a vicious cycle of false hope, anxiety, overthinking, and despair. These attachments make us feel tied down and trapped by a false sense of duty and indebtedness to the individual, belief, or circumstances they cord us to. We feel the constant ache and sometimes agony of having to earn our position in said dynamic, no matter how uncomfortable and deleterious.
Low Vibrational Attachments
Entities or low-vibrational attachments can happen to almost anyone, though they often seek out those with porous auras and weakened energy fields. This is often the result of trauma, low-vibrational thoughts, intentions, or behaviors.
Thoughts, intentions, and behaviors profoundly affect our vibration. Moving through life with a low or negative resonance will attract people, circumstances, and entities that resonate at similar, negative frequencies. Mental, emotional, and spiritual states like jealousy, fear, alcoholism, self-victimization, or ego-masking will attract circumstances or people that perpetuate jealousy, anxiety, addiction, and situations that trigger the victim’s complex and ego-defenses, respectively.
When we deny these maladaptive, low-frequency aspects of ourselves, we lack awareness of our shadow self and the entities that attach themselves to it. This causes a vicious cycle wherein the shadow self feeds the entities, and the entities fuel the shadow self. Thereby contributing to a state of stagnation where one is trapped in a vicious cycle of anxiety, denial, and despair.
Identifying who and what to release is relatively simple. This doesn’t mean it is easy; When we closely identify with attachments, it can be hard to recognize which ones we must remove. It all begins with being intuitively aware of when, where, and with whom we feel poorly and when, where, and with whom we feel genuinely fulfilled.
Recognizing What to Release
Some hallmarks of unhealthy attachments and low-vibrational entities that need to be released include
Assigning an exaggerated sense of admiration or dependency to someone or something
Emotional dysregulation, such as angry, tearful, or panicky outbursts
Experiencing stagnation and frequently encountering “obstacles” in life
Feeling triggered to react, lacking the awareness to respond
Overthinking others’ motives, intentions, and opinions
Viewing others with jealousy, unreasonable distrust, and envy
Painful or agonizing “needs” for someone or something
Feeling incomplete or chronically unfulfilled
Unwillingness or inability to take accountability for emotions or outcomes
Obstacles to Non-attachment
The primary obstacles to releasing negative attachments are the fear of disconnection and the inability to define the self without the attachment. One must establish healthy connections and rediscover their personhood and self-worth to counteract these fears.
While human-to-human attachment is necessary, every earthly bond is vulnerable to human fallibility and the temporary nature of the physical. The only connection that can empower us to cut ties with an unhealthy one is one to the Divine. By forming a conscious bond with the Universal Divine's unconditional love, harmony, unity, and peace, we no longer feel the numbness, emptiness, directionless, purposelessness of disconnection. We can better see unhealthy, unnatural attachments' limitations and deleterious effects.
Connection to an existence born of higher consciousness can also foster a more profound sense of unconditional love for the self, unity with the shadow self, and harmony across the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies. This eliminates the need for unhealthy attachments and shields us against the draining force of low-vibrational entities. In this way, we can redefine our personhood as balanced, peaceful, fulfilled, and whole unto ourselves.
When we first begin the process of detaching, we may experience waves of fear, despair, aimlessness, or even rage and resentment, making the process a challenge to navigate. It is essential to frequently reorient oneself to the reason for detaching, be it greater happiness, health, or peace.
Another essential practice is embracing the present to avoid generalizing, catastrophizing, and panic-attaching. Whether through meditation, mindfulness, or grounding, remaining in the Now prevents us from projecting ourselves into the anxious “what ifs” of the future or the despairing “should haves” of the past.
Remaining mindful of the present also creates an objective space to fact-check limiting beliefs, negative thoughts, and emotional reactions; By contradicting these negative ruminations, we prevent ourselves from clinging to unhealthy attachments or opening ourselves to entities.
By taking responsibility for our reactions and reconditioning ourselves to respond mindfully instead, we begin to appreciate our own accountability for our emotions, experiences, and outcome, cultivating self-mastery and, in turn, independence, empowerment, and self-worth.
Living & Loving with Non-Attachment
Living a life of non-attachment may seem scary to those who aren’t familiar with the concept. Ultimately, you can better love others and yourself when you establish healthy boundaries and allow everyone to become, achieve, and awaken what they are destined to.
Why Let Go
When you live a life ensnared with cording, you inhibit your ability to grow, change, and manifest because a life of attachment is a tethered, limiting existence. By letting go, you achieve two things that may seem counterintuitive. You become the sovereign authority over your life, and you surrender to the power of the universe. While seemingly opposed, surrender and personal sovereignty go hand in hand because they both lead to freedom. To be the authority over your outcomes means you are free to manifest the experience you need and desire. To surrender to the universe is to be free from the need to control people, circumstances, or outcomes because you trust that when you are in alignment, everything will work towards your greatest good and highest purpose.
The Art of Surrender
Surrender means fully embracing the present, accepting your powerlessness in the unrealized future, and releasing the unchangeable past. The Now is where you find stillness, peace, and immeasurable power! With that peace and power, the possibilities are as expansive as the bliss. There is no fear, no lack, no pain, and no attachment because we are one with ourselves and the Divine. No attachment is needed when we are already complete.
“The root of all suffering is attachment.”
In love and truth,
By Lori Lines
The Inescapable Call of Shadow Work:
Exploring the Necessity of Shadow Integration
Who wants to walk in the shadows when you can bask in the sun? That is how some people view shadow work. It doesn’t help their perception that they associate shadow work with encountering bad, ugly, shameful aspects of themselves. When, in fact, the shadow self doesn’t have to be the unsightly, unwanted pieces of self that one would rather forget, if we willingly commit to the shadow integration process. With a healthy approach to shadow work, the shadow is better understood as parts of oneself that become recessed and hidden from our conscious experience. Because to truly bask in the sun means being fully exposed!
Why We Need Shadow Work
We journey from lifetime to lifetime to ascend to the 4th and 5th levels of consciousness. This is done by consciously choosing the path of spiritual growth to achieve higher awareness, consciousness, and vibration, along with more profound compassion and unconditional love for the self and others.
This requires we release limiting beliefs and emotional wounds, relinquish the victim role, respond to our triggers with healing instead of reacting, and move through the world with authenticity and personal integrity. This is all made possible through reconciliation with the shadow self, making it an integral part of the journey of ascension.
Only through acknowledging, accepting, and embracing the shadow self can we rediscover self-love, higher awareness, total presence in the present, and oneness with the collective and the Divine that are the stepping stones to ascension.
Oneness Through Integration
Oneness with the collective and the Universe starts with oneness within. Because if we are fragmented within ourselves, how can we resonate with the unity and harmony of ascension? When we have not reconciled with the shadow self, we view ourselves as a disjointed assembly of good and evil, shadow and light, loveable and unlovable, and so on. This holds us at odds with ourselves.
Once you begin the process of soul integration, you will realize that you are whole, lovable, and Divine in yourself. Only then can one stop judging people based on one’s own measure of good and evil or worthy and unworthy and start seeing others as whole, lovable, Divine beings.
Shadow work is the process by which we overcome the conditioned perspective of good and bad, better and worse, us and them, and the like. As the soul integrates, so too does the collective, making shadow work an essential toll station on the road to ascension.
Unavoidable By Design
To those who ask, why can't I be happy and high-vibing without doing shadow work? One might say, “Just try and see!” You see, by Divine design, shadow work is an inescapable process. Of course, one can put it off and avoid it, but this would lead to a stagnant, painful life during which one would encounter the same heartaches, failures, losses, and wounds in perpetuity, never learning but always hurting.
The shadow will keep restlessly stirring, contributing to dysfunction, cultivating crises, and reacting instead of responding to triggers, which often only worsen things. One way or another, the shadow self is determined to make itself known and be acknowledged. It will continue to rise to the surface until it is integrated and healed in preparation for ascension.
Not until we acknowledge, accept, love, heal, and integrate the shadow self can we be authentically “happy and high-vibing.” Until then, one is destined to keep going in circles, making the same mistakes in different contexts, and meeting the same person in different personifications.
Therefore, shadow work may be avoidable, but it is inherently inescapable. To ascend, we must be complete, view others as whole, and achieve unity with the collective. This can only be accomplished when we stop running and commit to becoming integrated again. Because this isn’t a new state of being for you, it is a return to how your soul has been and will be for eternity.
Ascension Begins Where Polarity Ends
We’re conditioned from the beginning to exist in a polarized place, and we need to move out of this to integration to achieve ascension. In the spaces between you and them, shadow and light, enlightened and unenlightened, negativity such as limiting beliefs, egoic masks, derision, and “otherness” fester. Not until we understand and manifest the continuity of energy, soul, and love between everyone and everything can we elevate to a 5th-dimensional consciousness.
In the same way that avoiding shadow work is a self-perpetuating vicious cycle, soul integration begins a self-propelling process of increasing vibrations as you release who you are not and rise toward who you truly are. Understand that shadow work is not a deviation or a delay along the journey of ascension but a stepping stone. Just as soul integration elevates your consciousness and raises your vibration, reunifying with the collective is the natural progression of shadow work and another step up on the ascent toward enlightenment.
Shadow work will always seem daunting, perhaps unachievable, when we look at it from a 3rd-dimensional consciousness projecting itself into the 5D. Instead, try to look at shadow work with a 5th-dimensional consciousness looking back at themselves in the 3D (as best you can). From this higher vantage point, shadow work seems like such a small effort for such an expansive state of being. What would you do to experience the greatest joy, freedom, and love you have ever known?
“The awakening is the purpose. The awakening of the fact that, in essence, we are light, we are love...” - Dolores Cannon
In love and truth,
By Lori Lines
What Ascension is Not
“Ascension.” The word feels so buoyant and unrestrained. When we think of ascension, many of us picture the face of the happy Buddha or the laughing Yogi. However, ascension can be conceptualized as both a destination and a journey. And the journey is often different from the blissful, loving nature of the destination. The path of ascension is wrought with painful triggers, stark realities, and cataclysmic truths that often come to a head as a jarring Dark Night of the Soul.
The path to ascension is also cobbled with choice after challenging choice to dig deeper into the triggered wounds. Because at the root of these wounds are soul lessons that guide the next step in the journey. As such, ascension is rarely an instantaneous thunderclap of a moment; it is a process, often a painful one, that only we can choose for ourselves.
Finally, though they are often used in informal contexts interchangeably, ascension is not awakening, self-actualization, or soul-integration through shadow work. However, these phases and spiritual benchmarks play an essential role in the path to ascension.
What is Ascension
Simply put, ascension is consciously choosing the path of spiritual growth to achieve higher awareness, consciousness, and vibration, along with deeper compassion, unconditional love, and devotion to serving others.
Ascension is often viewed as a bold journey into the unknown and finally meeting the Divinity of the Universe. However, it is not a departure from who we are but a return; It is a reunion with the higher self, Divine consciousness, and the unconditional love of the collective from whence we came.
The process affects us across all bodies, spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical. Ascension changes us on cellular and vibrational levels. It doesn’t just change how we feel, think, and look; it also changes how we perceive and interact with the world around us. While we gain much from the journey, it is also a reductive path. To keep ascending higher and higher, we must create space to integrate the codes, activations, lessons, and upgrades by releasing limiting beliefs, low vibrational frequencies, and conditioned perspectives.
Ascension is the return to our Divinity. As such, it is the relinquishing of the separateness and duality of the 3rd dimension, transcending negativity and falsehoods, and awakening to the oneness of the 5th dimension.
Navigating the Individual Path to Oneness
Ascension is a very personal soul journey, and as much as we may want to, we can’t always take others with us. As we find alignment and achieve integration with higher consciousness and vibrations, we must remember that we cannot impose our 4th or 5th-dimensional perspectives on our 3rd-dimensional loved ones. Ascension is a profoundly personal journey when we are ready to choose it. Everyone will (or will not) walk their path according to Divine timing and spiritual readiness. It is necessary to remember that no level of consciousness or vibration makes one individual better than another; Of course, this soon becomes apparent to those with a 5th-dimensional consciousness.
Alongside this very individual journey, we must also prioritize being of service. The journey is split into service-to-self and service-to-others. People who devote 51% service-to-others will be ascending. So, how do we reconcile that a crucial aspect of this personal journey is better serving others?
A path devoted to solely serving oneself is one where progress is hindered because it is ego-led. When the ego leads us, it is all too easy to resort to shame, blame, entitlement, and self-victimization. In contrast, a path devoted solely to others hinders progress because it lacks boundaries and inner awareness.
The healthy juxtaposition of both leads to a life where personal awareness and self-knowledge are born of both introspection and reflection on the triggers, wisdom, or new perspectives that arise from our encounters with others. By also serving the collective, we cultivate greater compassion and unconditional love without overlooking or abandoning the essential work of spiritual growth and self-realization.
Signs of Ascension
Ascension is a journey. The process is a spectrum rather than a racecourse with a start and finish line. This means you may experience different signs or “symptoms” at different times in your journey, different markers more intensely than others, and the respective variations may fluctuate. With that being said, those whose vibration is rising will often experience the following during their ascension:
Release of limiting beliefs, low vibrational energy & social conditioning
Rejection of the victim’s role
Reluctance to extend blame to others
Authenticity and understanding of personal values
Tendency to respond rather than react to triggers
Alignment with truth and justice
Higher awareness and intuitive wisdom
Unconditional love, forgiveness & compassion for the self and others
Commitment to self-care and self-love
Ability to see beauty in everything and everyone
Harmony with nature
Trust in the Divine
Oneness with the Universe and the collective
Understanding of the multi-dimensional nature of Being
Presence in the now
3rd, 4th & 5th Levels of Ascension
During our age, most spiritualists, channels, and philosophers focus on the 3rd, 4th, and 5th. However, there could be a 6th, 7th, or 100th dimension. It is all a matter of gaining the understanding that we are prepared for and require when the time is right.
3rd Level of Consciousness – Inner Separateness, Outer “Happiness,” Universal Division
This is where most people reside. This level is characterized by the view of the self-being separate from the Divine, Universe, and collective. As a result, people often view themselves as greater or lesser than others, which fuels competition and judgment based on arbitrary differences like citizenship, political party, and gender. Those who occupy the 3rd dimension often seek happiness outside of themselves through material possessions or approval, acceptance, and admiration of others. In contrast to the interconnectedness of the 5D, the 3D is often perceived according to divisive constructs, good and bad, right and wrong, and us and them.
4th Level of Consciousness- Dawn of Consciousness, Transformation, Bridge to the 5th Dimension
The 4th level is a transitional state and the dawn of awakening. It is not uncommon to straddle the 3D and the 4D or the 4D and the 5D. At the 4th level of ascension, we may still think in constructs like right and wrong or good and evil, but the paradigms we are considering have shifted. We begin to question governing bodies, conditioned learning, and established beliefs.
Some still retain certain ego-based judgments of the 3rd level, referring to others as sheep or asleep in a disparaging manner and themselves as enlightened and awakened in a self-aggrandizing way. There are times when anger, despair, fear, and indignation arise. Journeyers in the 4D may even feel the call to rabble rouse, sounding the alarm about the broken systems.
There is also a burgeoning rejection of materialism and adherence to social norms and expectations. Those aligned with the transformation consciousness of the 4th will finally start to see that fulfillment comes from self-mastery, unity with the collective, and alignment with higher consciousness.
5th Level of Consciousness – Divine Consciousness, Universal Oneness & Awakening to God/Source Energy Within
This is when ego-based judgments and division begin to fall away with other fallacies, allowing unity and love to grow in their place. We begin to look not at the shortcomings of others and the darkness of the world and, instead, look deeper within ourselves to acknowledge, heal, and integrate our shadow selves.
In time, the inner understanding of Oneness naturally extends to the collective around us. Through soul integration, we release the labels “greatness,” “weakness,” and the separateness we pigeonhole ourselves with. This is when we awaken to the Godlike/Source energy within us all, connecting us all. We then stop trying to change others and realize that the most effective way to heal the collective is to heal oneself.
By accepting that the true power lies within, we no longer fear victimization, failure, or lack because we know we have full accountability for and sovereignty over our experiences and outcomes. And no force, no matter how negative or “powerful,” can alter our personal reality without our authority. This makes the destination that is ascension so divinely blissful; It is whatever divine existence your higher consciousness aspires to conceive.
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.