By Lori Lines
The mind can be construed as a double-edged sword. It is capable of providing us great benefit as well as great injury. Naturally, we want to cultivate our inner processes in such a way that we maximize or minds' capacity for doing good and to minimize its tendencies for causing pain and suffering.
It is important, in this juncture in our evolution, to nurture our minds in a way that will bring us greater joy. The mind tends to operate in a rather haphazard way, bounding from thought to thought with little or no apparent prompting of direction. Our minds seem to have a mind of their own. It might appear that our minds are thoroughly out of our control as if we have no choice of the kinds of things that drift across our minds.
Although thoughts seem to come out of the blue, they are, in fact, conditioned
by previous patterns of thought. The thoughts that our mind produces now have been shaped by its history of thinking. This history can connect all the way back to previous lives we have lived as well as our current life history of thinking.
Neuro-scientific research has shown that routine patterns of thought make incremental but substantial changes in the way the brain is structured and the way the mind functions. These alterations make the brain more effective at doing what it is asked to do. If we habitually think in certain ways, then our minds become more adept at these patterns of thought. Patterns of thought becomes belief. Beliefs manifest patterns of behavior and circumstances that can benefit us or injure us.
Thus, as the concept of conditioning suggests, positive or wholesome thoughts create a propensity for more positive or wholesome thoughts. Fortunately, we can use this dynamic principle to our advantage. While we may not be in conscious control of each and every thought, a meditation practice can show us that we can choose which thoughts to entertain and to develop and which to observe and release. In this manner, we can influence the kinds of thoughts we are more likely to produce in the future.
Knowing this, we can use our power to select and foster or relinquish thoughts that can help us to cultivate a skillful and clear mind that serves us well.
I invite you to become aware and observe your thoughts as they arise, but also identify the kinds of thoughts you are having. Once identified, we can make conscious choices about how we will handle them.
What can occur in a QHHT session or in a Mindfulness Coaching session is when one begins to wake up to the types of thoughts they habituate, one comes to an understanding of how these habitual thoughts have manifested problematic patterns in one's life. And, with this self-knowledge, one can begin to shift and change the trajectory of ones life altogether.
In love and truth,
By Lori Lines
Awakening is a journey of spiritual transformation that can occur in a moment, across a series of events, or over a lifetime. The first process of awakening is the expansion and intensification of our awareness. We begin to see beyond day-to-day mundane trivialities, as we move away from low vibrational mentalities and towards transcendence. Our experiences can become both more vibrant and otherworldly as well as starker and jarring.
It is then we enter the second phase of awakening, when we begin to observe and examine the distorted societal mores, relational patterns, and inner processes more perceptively and questioningly. At some point during this secondary process, we may feel we have lost ourselves, lost our way, and lost our connection to reality. This can also be a phase of the dark night of the soul, as perplexing circumstances in which things have never made less sense and so much sense all at the same time. It is a confusing time where we may find our belief systems crumbling.
To adjust to our higher, clearer vision, we must explore the next phase of awakening, forgiveness, and surrender. We are challenged to forgive ourselves and others for the wrongs we feel have been committed and to surrender to this transformative and, at times, disillusioning transition. We must be willing to take responsibility for our thoughts and actions. No need to harshly judge yourself, you may not have known better, so you could not have done better. Guilt and responsibility are not the same. In fact, if we assume too much guilt, we will be more reluctant to accept responsibility and bypass it altogether, rendering us stuck in a pattern until the lesson rolls around again for us to understand.
Similarly, we need to hold others accountable for their thoughts and actions. The objective is to do so from a place of love, or at least neutrality. Anger and resentment may arise, but ultimately one should allow people to accept responsibility from a place of non attachment. For instance, if a parent abandoned you as a child, you should hold the parent responsible. Healing comes from acknowledging they were wrong for what they did, whether the one responsible is ready to admit that or not, understanding that you are not responsible for the effects the abandonment had, and accepting while what they did was not right, you choose to work towards releasing anger and resentment for the sake of your own healing and growth.
It is here where we must surrender to the process of realization, acceptance, and release as the cycle will arise many times throughout the process of awakening, in my opinion, to test our resolve and to hold us accountable for our own shift into healing.
Step 4 is alignment. As we forgive and release repeatedly, we untether ourselves from the limitations of victimhood and raise our vibration, aligning more with our Spirit and higher planes of realities. As we find greater alignment, we become more united with our true selves. This often leads to changes in perspectives, attitudes, values, goals, careers, lifestyles, and relationships. This can lead to those we are close to feeling shut out, alienated, and unloved. While some relationships will not mesh with our newly awakened consciousness, many can continue to grow and benefit from the healing energy we now embody at this stage.
The one caveat being our loved ones must accept the heightened vibration we bring to the relationship. Instead of yearning for the relational energies that were, they must learn to accept the new energetic alchemy the shared connection holds. This doesn't mean they must find awakening at the same time and at the same intensity we do. It means those you love must respect your path, must accept that you and the relationship will change, and must be willing to acknowledge past transgressions.
The process of awakening is currently being presented simultaneously for many on the individual and societal level. The same steps and understanding of awareness, examination and observation, forgiveness and surrender, and alignment can manifest healing across the social landscape. As we grow increasingly aware of what is wrong with the world, we must each own our part in how it came to be, we need to extend grace and forgiveness to ourselves and others and be willing to align with higher principles and perspectives.
By doing so on the micro and macro level, we can achieve the final stage of the awakening process, unity, with Spirit, our higher selves, and each other. Unity is where we find enlightenment through love, acceptance, peace and freedom. It is liberty from hatred, judgement and all low vibrational energy.
Furthermore, it is the realization that Godly resonance resides in ourselves and every member of humanity. An enlightened world is where we all receive respect, acceptance, and love. Some may say it is heaven on earth, and as Abraham Maslow famously states, "a single glimpse of heaven is enough to confirm its existence."
In love and truth to you and all,
Awakening & Isolation. My Friends and Family Think I've Lost My Marbles. What's up with that? You Asked...
By Lori Lines
Entering the realm of higher consciousness is spoken about with positive intentions, however, the spiritual journey of expanding consciousness can be gritty and painful as we are bombarded with truth about the way we have been living under a type of spell or dream in an unconscious way.
Of course, we are not aware we've been living in a dream world until we experience a series of catalysts that wake us up. Some of us wake up like a bandaid ripped off, exposing our wounds, while we are left to deal with the aftermath of pain, disappointments, guilt, remorse, fear, and even depression. It is where the dark night of the soul can enter, encountered with our darker side, where exposure of traumas and fears are commonly felt.
Some of us wake up over a period of time and its subtleties are barely perceptible when one day, we are compelled to look back at our life progress and see, really see, how we have evolved from where we began to where we are now in our souls evolution.
Suffice it to say that waking up is a journey to a new reality that's based in truth we've never perceived before. And, when that time comes, those who are near and dear to us may or may not be on that same path as this new reality we suddenly find ourselves living.
To be supported and encouraged by those we love and trust would be a wonderful aid in the process of waking up, yet you may find yourself feeling alone and isolated. At this crucial time in one's spiritual evolution, one may feel judged and mocked by those once thought would champion you. In fact, this is very common. Yet, this sense of isolation can be a side-effect and a further catalyst for awakening. However, all is not lost. Interpersonal relationships can still be navigated during awakening, once we come to understand and accept certain principles.
One principle is you will lose people. People come into our lives for a variety of reasons. Even close friends may decide your notions, your belief systems and your new paradigms to be too "far fetched" for them. They may even determine that you aren't the person they have come to know. Or, as you ascertain new truths that change your vibrational frequency, you may decide that they no longer resonate with you and, sadly, may have to let them go.
Once you accept that everyone is responsible for their own spiritual journey, even if they do not understand you or they haven't figured out they are on one yet, you will be more at peace when others walk away, eventually.
Another perspective you may want to consider is that you aren't here to change anyone's mind. When we try to do this, it becomes a waste of energy, especially when others are not ready to hear you out. Some people that seemed so reasonable before you began awakening, suddenly judge you or dig in their heels when you try to express yourself while their paradigms are challenged. There will be people who will be dismissive and disagreeable no matter what you have to say. And, you know what? That is OK!
My suggestion is not to argue with people who are committed to disagreeing with you or who are committed to misunderstanding you. Because they will. Believe me. In no longer attempting to sway others to your new way of thinking is not spiritual bypassing; this is acknowledging that it is not your duty to change a closed mind. There will be people who will be open to have these discussions with you, to open to hearing what you have to say, all the while checking into their own triggers. And if there is not, then it's not time...even more reason to go within, to journal, to meditate, to explore your new reality on certain matters, and to connect to your newly-found higher consciousness.
An important distinction to make is your spiritual itinerary is your own. It does not need to align with anyone else's until you have integrated your newly found self and have become more confident in who you have become. As you expand your consciousness, coming to new realizations and connecting the figurative dots like never before, you will want to share the invigorating and revitalization energy with those close to you! But, I would not recommend it unsolicited. Not everyone has the same timetable of spiritual awakening. You could present frightening ideas, that challenge another's reality and their ego. This doesn't make these people unevolved or "lesser-than," it simply isn't their time. And, it may never be their time. I always try to err on the side of being respectful of that.
What's important to remember is you are not alone. Even if your friends and family don't see eye-to-eye with you, there are people and communities that you can become a part of when you are ready, there is spiritual literature you can read and mentors you can learn from. Just be prudent and discerning of the information you ingest and the people you trust, as during a spiritual awakening process one can feel disoriented, vulnerable and unclear, therefore, one might attract those whose vibration is the same, rendering them to be untrustworthy in the long-term. And, it must be said, that not every philosophy warrants credence.
There are a lot of credible, loving people who may not have experienced your unique journey but have experienced the highs and lows of spiritual awakening, when they, too, felt alone. Your journey is as unique and personal as you are, yet it is communal. Know that many people have walked a path of awakening that have become self-realized and even more enlightened. Those are the people to seek out, of course, with an eye toward discernment. And rest in the knowing that the collective consciousness is awakening overall.
In love and truth,
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By Lori Lines
The ego-self is an amalgamation of beliefs, some positive and others negative. These beliefs can be added to the ego by you or those around you. Ego thoughts are typically founded on polarities such as ideas of being better or worse than others. These thoughts can also be self-serving. For instance, believing you are smart is rooted in the foundational belief that you are smarter than another or others. What's more, the ego is hungry, "I want, I need, I am entitled to..." The hungry ego makes us vulnerable to things such as disappointment, hurt and resentment of yourself and others.
Who would we be without the fallacious ego? One would be a being without judgment of one self and others, without selfish motives like besting others, preserving ego beliefs or egocentric desires based on entitlement. Detaching from our ego-self connects us to our higher-self. It is the best part of who we are when the ego has fallen away. The counterfeit concept of self is no longer needed, and we are free from resentment and disappointment from this life and the last.
The higher self is both a spiritual entity and a conduit. Once we connect and communicate with our higher self, we are deeply in touch with our truth. A sign of connection to our higher self is a strong sense of integrity and a profound alignment with our life path and life purpose. Our higher self also provides guidance and understanding, through intuition and spiritual knowing. When we are connected to our higher self we will have keen instincts and trust our senses.
The greatest gift our higher self has to offer is the spiritual wisdom from guides, angels and ascended masters...all of whom are a part of us. This sacred wisdom can help us break karmic cycles that we carry from lifetime to lifetime, and helps us see the delusions of the material world. This knowledge is the essence of transcendence. As such, our higher self is the catalyst for enlightenment and enlightenment itself. The enlightened individual inhabits this world and yet resonates with a frequency much beyond it.
Connecting to the higher self is not complicated. However, for some, the challenge is to quiet the mind. To connect to the higher self, one must quiet the nervous chatter of the ego. This can be achieved through the practice of mindfulness and presence. Being fully present in the now, observing ones experiences, emotions and thoughts, without judgment is a means to connect with the higher self. When we do that reflexively, across different circumstances, and around different energies, it is a sign we are connected to the higher self.
Meditation is another practice that fosters a deep connection to the higher self. Calming the busy mind and quieting the chatter of the ego is a valuable practice when connecting to the higher self. Being able to maintain a deep mental stillness throughout the day and maintaining a distance between our inner peace and the external busyness of our surroundings is another indication one is connected to the higher self.
To receive communication from the higher self, some people use divination tools such as scrying mirrors, pendulums, oracle cards. Automatic writing is an easy divination tool that requires nothing more than a pen and paper. The practice involves setting the intention to connect with the higher self, ideally after meditation, and writing on the paper. One may start by doodling, scribbling or writing nothing at all. With time, and without expectations or prejudgment, one will start to write words, perhaps even full sentences from the higher self. No matter what tool is used, even if one opts to use nothing at all, the best means of connecting with the higher self is receptivity and openness to the spiritual messages we are guided to.
Openness and receptivity are strong signs of connection to the higher self. When the delusions of the material world begin to fall away, one will be more perceptive to spiritual truths and energies, helping us transcend our current experiential existence and begin to authentically merge with the higher self across the ages.
Although the higher self is a part of who we are, it may seem like a far climb and a lengthy process to connect with ones divine essence. The advice I give to clients is to not overwhelm oneself. Having intention to begin the journey is a sign you have already begun to connect to that part of you that is divine and spiritually connected to Source.
In love and truth,
By Lori Lines
No matter how many courses you take, no matter how many lectures you attend, no matter how many books you read, no matter how many gurus you adopt, no matter how many mediums or healers you see, no matter how much you pray, no matter how much you live, no matter how well-articulated you are, no matter how often you attend church, you will spiritually awaken and ascend when your heart and soul are ready. It is not a mind decision, it is a very intimate heart and soul decision. You are right where you are meant to be. Right here, right now.
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.
Image by Randi Wilkinson
Channeled by Lori Lines
As 2018 progresses we (awakening souls) are sent on our creative mission. As we demonstrate how we stand we are being provided what we need. We are continuing to cultivate the deep relationship of yin and yang within and becoming that which we deeply are. We've been exploring the art of our spiritual be-ing and we are beginning the development of new skills. Deepening our preparation of the will to proceed on our sacred path...the path to self-knowing. The upcoming months will be a preparation phase as we learn to process ourselves into and out of the mystery realms.
We are empowerers of will. Riding deep into the mystical and the mysterious into our own natures and there's an awareness now of the type of journey we are on.
Our latent powers are being discovered and attuned by unconscious influences. Dreams, visions, introspection and creative conception are keywords for this month and for May, 2018. Prophecy, empowerment, decision making power to work alongside (not below) the sacred beings of many levels of the celestial realms.
Attuning to the natural rhythms of the Universe, we are changing from the inside out for this year. We are in deep renewal and change as we bring matters of life to resolution. Obviously, participants in humanity are experiencing this on different levels. Things are being rooted up for purging.
There is a deepening of compassion and understanding of our internal patterns within and without and a questioning where the transformational healing and change is. We are operating from our hearts having made a journey of deep transformation.
We find ourselves warriors of the heart.
Many relationships are ending in order for the new sacred journeys to come together with those who are joined from the heart, first and foremost, rather than the root (lust). These relationships will bridge the journey to the soul, building on what's come before us and connected deeply within.
There will be a sudden, unexpected form of knowledge that can create anxiety within and we are encouraged to just breathe and allow the self to integrate this from knowledge to understanding. This may throw some off balance, but it is necessary for the light to seep in.
Most may not understand this until months or years later.
Wishing you many blessings, love 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.