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,
The Fourth Dimensional Reality
By Lori Lines
As we move into a new Era, we (most of the collective) have entered the fourth dimension, which marks a necessary quantum leap for humanity. It is time for us to take a quantum leap in our consciousness and embrace the fourth dimensional reality. This requires us to gain a fifth dimensional understanding that invites light into our lives. We must transition from the third dimensional Piscean world to the edges of a whole new world.
For centuries, we have been living in a world having three dimensions - length, width, and height. However, the theory says space has three spacial dimensions and one dimension of time - the fourth dimension. The four-dimensional universe is a concept that paints general relativity, which explains gravity as a curvature of space-time.
As we have entered the fourth dimension, the transition phase of our evolution has begun. Our reality is no longer limited to the fluctuating third-dimensional patterns and creations that we have been accustomed to. Now, we can operate in three dimensions while expanding our awareness to include the fourth dimension.
This expansion means that our dimensional patterns will fluctuate, and it will involve awareness of multi-dimensional space and its various kinds. Choice is now available to change how we perceive space and dimensional space.
By allowing our subconscious mind to come to the fore, we are able to tap into the consciousness of the fourth dimension, which changes our awareness and consciousness in the third dimension plane.
It is important to recognize that awareness travels and passes through different states, which can take some time and patience as this transition occurs within. This means that our awareness states affect not only our mind but also our intellect, our emotions, and how we experience events in our lives.
As we progress through dimensions towards the seventh dimension and beyond into the astral plane, changes in flow become more apparent. Opening to learning these new concepts involves a choice to change how we perceive space and dimensional space.
This phase of our evolution is a concept that highlights the need for a strong third dimension in order to see the vast space containing the physical universe. As three-dimensional beings, we are confined to experiencing reality within three dimensional space, but by tapping into pure inner space and superconsciousness, we have the potential to expand our dimensional capacity.
This allows our evolving consciousness to transcend higher dimensions and alter our perception of reality beyond physical earth embodiments. Learning involves the understanding we have a choice to change how we perceive space and dimensional space by visualizing ourselves in different picture layers and following subtle directions from our superconsciousness.
By doing so, we can begin to break down the boundaries of perception that hold us back from experiencing higher dimensions where events occur beyond the limitations of our body and physical realm.
In other words, if you are not already experiencing this, you will begin to experience your other lives because your awareness is bleeding into the other dimensions where you reside. You may be doing a mundane task when, all of a sudden, your awareness is diverted to a life you are experiencing on another dimension from the current timeline. It may appear like a daydream but the FEELING will be more pronounced as you experience it.
How to navigate this? Get MINDFUL. Meditate. Practice PRESENCE. That way, you will not feel as if you are losing your mind. Know it's just a new state of being and your body is attempting to acclimate to this new way of perceiving reality.
It's OK! It's why we are HERE! To ground and to bring in New Earth.
In love and truth,
Everything is Energy: Manifesting the Life of Your Dreams With Vibrational Frequency
By Lori Lines
The principle that everything is energy isn’t some new-age concept. Science has proven that energy is the foundation of all matter. The same energy that fuels your body courses through the walls of your dwelling, the Spring blossoms, and the sea. Energy is not limited to physical matter; electromagnetic life force also imbues thoughts and feelings! The universal network of life force frequency connects all creation and the intentions and emotions that manifest it.
You may ask, if everything is energy, what differentiates me from the family pet or the car in the driveway? What separates you from the birds, the trees, or your next-door neighbor are the composition of your molecules and the frequency at which they vibrate. Some molecules have a high vibration or fast frequency, and some molecules have a low vibration or slower frequency.
Our physical and subtle bodies have varying electromagnetic waves which vibrate continuously. While we are often encouraged to be high vibrational and avoid people, places, thoughts, or emotions that are low vibrational, low vibrations aren’t intrinsically bad, and high vibrations aren’t inherently good. For example, nature has a lower vibration than spirit or soul, but by grounding ourselves to the slower or lower frequency of the earth, we can better access the world of Spirit.
Why do we put so much importance on maintaining a high vibration? Because the energy field of your subtle body is intended to be high, closer to the higher self, which is your personal ideal. Higher is, therefore, better because it is optimal for humankind.
Lifting our vibration and raising our vibration creates change on the cellular level, thereby improving our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health because we are letting go of all we are not and becoming more aligned with whom we are meant to be.
The Healing Power of a High Vibration
As we have established, as spiritual beings having a human experience, our optimal frequency should be closer to Spirit and farther from the temporality of the material world. As such, our vibration becomes low when we hold on to what we are not, and we begin to feel sadder, weaker, more ill at ease, hopeless, and helpless. And when we release energies that weigh us down, it is only natural that we will feel happier, healthier, more peaceful, and more hopeful.
A high or optimal vibrational also allows us to rise above the chaos, confusion, and limitations of the physical world to find greater alignment with our higher purpose, self-actualize, and manifest our needs and desires.
What Does a High Vibration Make Possible?
Once we reach our optimal frequency, we quickly identify when our vibration is low, balanced, or high. This enables us to recognize what lowers our vibration, what matches it, and what lifts it. For example, we all know that one person seems to suck the air from the room as soon as they enter, causing you to feel depleted as soon as you see them. Conversely, have you noticed that a particular activity, like going for a long walk or taking a hot bath, instantly makes you feel lighter and puts you at ease? Or have you met someone and felt an instant comfort and emotional connection? These are all instances of your spirit speaking to you about what lowers, raises, and matches your vibration.
Sovereignty starts by achieving your optimal vibration and taking accountability for your emotions. When we are more emotionally and vibrationally aware, we can better assume responsibility for ourselves and our experiences.
Think of the friend constantly bemoaning others for making them feel angry or unlovable, or the family member who falls head over heels whenever they meet a new romantic partner, saying things like, I can’t live without her, or he is my everything. These people have lost sight of themselves as the locus of their own lives and the creator of their own experiences, lowering their vibration.
An optimal frequency naturally lends itself to emotional balance. Learning to acknowledge, accept, and process your emotions is essential for maintaining a high vibration because emotions reflect how you have grown and how you may still need to recognize, release, and heal.
We can manifest anything we want if we match the vibration of our desires. With a low vibration, we attract circumstances that lower our frequency. For instance, if you are focused on feelings of loneliness and lack, you will naturally attract more people and events that make you feel lonely and lacking.
If, on the other hand, you are alone and don’t have the prosperity you desire, and you focus on raising your vibration by embodying the warmth and happiness of love and the ease and gratitude of abundance, you will attract what you need and desire because thoughts and emotions have their own frequencies and good or bad, like attracts like. So, keep that vibration high!
The Collective Vibration
As a collective, the same principles apply. The results would be miraculous if we came together as a global collective and united in our mission to raise our vibration. We would not only find alignment with our own higher purpose but our purpose as a collective, alignment with what is communally beneficial.
We could learn to find emotional balance and harmony across humankind, where we would connect through lovingkindness and compassion. It would no longer be us versus them and the victims versus the villains; we would each take accountability for ourselves and the general good.
Finally, we could manifest the social, spiritual, and environmental healing we all desire. A collective with a high vibration can manifest a modern utopia, absent hate, war, or destruction.
But thankfully, we don’t have to wait until humankind unites. All it takes is a few of us to manifest a few more, and slowly like ripples on the water, we shift the vibration until we create a new reality and, ultimately, a new world.
Creating our Reality
Abraham Hicks said, “as you think, you vibrate. As you vibrate, you attract.” And it is really that simple! By changing your thoughts and governing your emotions, you can elevate to your optimal frequency, achieving better mood, health, relationships, and higher goals. But first, you must
You must take accountability for your life and outcomes, good or bad because only you have the power to change them. You must believe that by Divine design, you have the sovereign authority to create the reality you desire. And you must trust in universal law and order and that the energy you put forth will result in the manifestation you achieve.
How to Raise & Maintain Your Vibration
What is good for your body is also beneficial for your vibe! Eating more unprocessed food and less junk, drinking more water and less alcohol, prioritizing sleep over devices, and moving more and lounging less can all contribute to a higher vibration. Of course, you may also want to incorporate crystals, essential oil, yoga, or Qi Jong, but getting the basics right is fundamental.
In the same way, you need to be mindful of what your body consumes; you must be aware of what your brain consumes. Avoid entertainment that brings you down with a lot of violence or depressing themes. Try to listen to podcasts and read books that uplift and inform. Limit your time with people who like to complain, gossip, or use hateful rhetoric. Finally, it is vital that you monitor your thoughts and find healing ways to curtail negative ruminations and negative self-talk. Your mind is a garden, prune the weeds and water what you want to grow!
Three words gratitude, generosity, and compassion! It isn’t a surprise that being entitled, stingy, and selfish is a vibe killer! To nourish your emotional self, you should do what intrinsically makes you feel good; you can start a gratitude journal, list the gifts or aptitudes you can share, and read up on active listening. If you make others feel good in a healthy way by honoring your highest good and theirs alike, then you can raise your vibration and help someone lift theirs as well.
Spirituality is very individual. A walk in the woods may feel deeply spiritual to some, while journaling or shuffling oracle cards may be the way others commune with Spirit. What is most essential is finding time to silence the “monkey mind” and breathe into spaciousness and peace. By clearing and quieting the mind, you can release all you are not and create space for all you are. Practice the art of being and watch your vibration soar!
Creating the Ultimate Reality
A higher vibration begins by practicing the Universal Law of Attraction, which will help you gain a profound respect for your creator power. This will cultivate an understanding of how your energy influences your reality, allowing you to embrace the Law of Correspondence, which stipulates that your external circumstances reflect your inner experience. This is when you awaken to realize that if you are misaligned with the lovingkindness, compassion, and harmony of the universe, your life will be in a state of disharmony, alienation, and apathy. When you embrace the unconditional love and unity of the universe, your vibration will rise, and you will thrive.
And this is the definitive path to honoring the Law of Divine Oneness, which states that all energy is connected to the Divine Source frequency of the universe, meaning we are all one being; To treat oneself with compassion is to treat all others with compassion, and to treat all others with kindness is to treat oneself with kindness. And a world whose populace vibrates in alignment with this law has reached the absolute reality, the ascended dimension.
In Love and Truth,
When Shadow Comes to Light
By Lori Lines
What is shadow work, and how do you do it?
Therapists, coaches, influencers, and daytime tv hosts – everyone is talking about shadow work. It can be a buzzword to get likes, presume sagacity, or establish a pseudo-guru status. However, shadow work is more than a hashtag; it is a profound tool for meaningful healing, trauma recovery, relationship rehab, and self-actualization.
Fundamentally, shadow work is a healing journey of personal reclamation and soulful integration. It is the recovery of lost parts of the self that have fallen into the obscurity of the unconscious – the shadow self.
Meeting The Shadow Self
Id, Ego, Superego, Inner Child, Higher Self, Lower Self, Mask Self, Conscious Mind, Unconscious Mind, Subconscious Mind, Soul, Spirit, and Shadow Self…
There are many aspects and labels for states of being and aspects of personhood. The shadow self relates to all aspects of the self that do not respond to the ego ideal and become unconscious with time. Despite the ego and shadow, conscious and unconscious, or shadow and light becoming disjointed, they are still part of the same soul, resulting in dis-ease from a fractured spirit. This is painful because it is not a natural state!
Each lifetime we arrive as an integrated soul, ready to learn, grow, and enlighten. Yet, over time and across interactions, we are conditioned to view certain aspects of ourselves as unacceptable and unlovable. These internalized beliefs, often established by what triggers the shadows of others, such as parents, define the shadows self. We refuse to acknowledge and accept these shadows as a defense mechanism to avoid dissonance resulting from shame, guilt, and self-loathing.
The Darkest Shadow
It is important to remember that the shadow self isn’t bad; we are only conditioned to believe it is “bad.” There may be gifts and talents repressed by the shadow self because we were mocked or punished for them, like the creative mind of a daydreamer or a little boy’s love of dance. What is actually “bad” are the harmful effects of denying who we genuinely are. Self-denial leads to disconnection from the higher self, Source, the destiny they co-created, and the path of enlightenment it leads to.
As a result of this unnatural, disconnected state of being, intrapersonal issues arise, such as
Emotional Triggers such as anxiety, depression, anger
Emptiness and lack of personal fulfillment
Lack of life purpose
Self-harm, such as alcoholism, drug abuse, overeating, overworking, etc.
The harmful effects do not happen in a vacuum, extending beyond our inner being into our interpersonal experience. These challenges include
Toxic relationship patterns – domestic violence, infidelity
Jealousy and envy
Being overcritical due to projection
Alienation and loneliness
Unhealthy or lack of boundaries – co-dependence, defensiveness
Ultimately, we can’t be or give our best, or even better, selves if we cannot first be our whole selves.
Coming to the Light
Shadow work isn’t all love and light, nor doom and gloom. Recovering “unlovable” parts of who you are can be painful, jarring, and disorienting, but it is also profoundly freeing, healing, and empowering. It doesn’t take years and years of probing deep within the depths of your soul to experience the transformative power. Some people successfully embark on and accomplish a solitary journey of soul retrieval. Because shadow work can be facilitated by practices that override the conscious mind, like hypnotherapy, art therapy, and shamanic healing, some people seek therapists, counselors, or Shamans. But shadow work doesn’t take degrees, certifications, crystals, herbs, or leatherbound journals.
Shadow work requires an open awareness of what has been hidden and a willingness to welcome it into the light. You neither forsake the light nor eradicate the shadow. There may always be aspects of yourself you are uncomfortable sharing or acknowledging, just as there will be aspects you want to put front and center. The goal of integration is awareness, acceptance, and allowing- awareness of both your shadow and light, accepting them both equally, and allowing the authentic experience of both.
The Shadow is the Greatest Teacher
There are many paths along the shadow work journey. It is your soul; therefore, you know best how to retrieve the aspects that make it whole. Still, the following past-present-future perspective should offer some illuminating guidance for every step of your journey.
Review – Take an inventory of your life thus far; journal prompts can be very helpful in this respect. Examine your childhood, relationship history, personal accomplishments, and regrets. As you do inventory, take note of any recurring themes and patterns.
Accept – Understand that you may experience some discomforting revelations and recover painful memories. Accept that what is done cannot be changed, but by acknowledging it, you can change your future!
Observe –Practice being the watchful observer, taking a non-judgmental, unemotional look at your reactions and responses. Pay particular attention to your emotional triggers. Remember, not all triggers flare immediately. A midday occurrence in the office may come to a head in the evening during an interaction with a spouse.
Question – Once you have gained insight as the watchful observer, identify any patterns that arise. Question the who, what, when, and why surrounding an emotional trigger. Next, explore where; At what point in my life did this trigger start? Finally, how does this connect to my shadow?
Allow – Integrating the conscious self with the unconscious self is a process. All aspects of the shadow won’t reveal themselves at once, nor does unlearning conditioning happen overnight. Change and healing are not linear; trust that your shadow will reveal itself at a pace that honors your greatest good and highest purpose. There are no mistakes, only lessons.
Honor – You may not love or even like all you discover as your awareness expands. No matter what you face, try to honor your shadow self, even if you aren’t ready to embrace it. Shadow work is a journey of awareness. The more awareness you gain, the more fully embodied you are as a conscious being sovereign over your personhood and path. Only in your fullness and with agency and authority can you live your destiny and follow your fate – your authentic and unique path to ascension and the brilliance of enlightenment.
In love and truth,
I'll See it When I Believe It
By Lori Lines
Growing up, many of us are conditioned to trust facts, not feelings. Think back to math class. It was never enough to have the correct response; you had to “show your work.” We become conditioned to think that anything that can’t be proven in black and white falls into the cognitive abyss of incredulity and insignificance.
“I’ll believe it when I see it.” In other words, show me the evidence, and I’ll acknowledge the validity of your point of view. Yet, how can you show someone the carefree exhilaration of getting caught in a sun shower, the pain of saying goodbye, or the indignation of witnessing injustice? There are ultimate truths that can never be embodied by words on a page, numbers on a spreadsheet, or even when beholding it with one’s own eyes. Not until some people experience or manifest some of these absolute realities can they have conviction in their truth.
For instance, Divinity, as an experience, principle, or being(s), cannot be conjured at will to prove to a nonbeliever that it exists. Does that then negate the existence of the Divine? Sadly, for the left-brained thinker, it does!
You may ask, what is a left-brained thinker? Contrary to how it may sound, the distinction between left or right-brained thinkers has nothing to do with political polarities! it refers to the pathways through which people process their worldly experiences. The left-brain processes experience through logic, “I’ll believe it when I see it.” It systematically parses and stores information based on tangible evidence.
The right brain processes our experiences in a way that adds richness, depth, and meaning. Those who think with their right brain gain understanding based on emotions, intuition, and spiritual awareness. Right-brained thinkers know “believing is seeing” because they gain wisdom through a holistic impression of what is seen and unseen, the tangible and intangible. They know there is so much more to reality than what can be witnessed with the 5 bodily senses.
We create our own reality when we see, think, and understand primarily through the right brain. And the existence we choose is designed by what we believe in our hearts and higher consciousness. At that point, believing truly is seeing because we can see past what we have been conditioned to fear, trust, and surrender to.
When you have conviction in your own awareness and inner truth, you also realize that many “facts” are not really factual at all. When we see, think, and feel for ourselves, our knowledge and experience are no longer pigeonholed by where we were raised, who raised us, who we follow on social media, or the cable channels available to us.
The distinction between “I’ll believe it when I see it” and “believing is seeing” does not solely impact us on a personal level. In actuality, it has communal, global, and universal implications. When we are moved as masses by socialized fear, hate, division, and panic, it wreaks widespread havoc and pandemonium. The same way the left brain parses information is the same way it can parse people. The left brain thinks in terms of “us and them” and “ me and you,” based on observable distinctions between individuals or groups and me. On the other hand, the holistic perspective of the right-brain views things in terms of “us and we” based on the higher awareness and intuitive belief that we are a collective and that oneness is the highest path.
The ultimate truth of the New Earth, the 5th Dimension, or the Age of Enlightenment is loving, harmonious unity. We are one through ascension because we all hear, and heed, the singular voice of the Source. We are unified because we all trust the voice within, channeling the absolute veracity of Divinity.
Yet, does this oneness have to remain a distant possibility of the 5D?
Things could be different from the pandemic of dread, depression, and dissension. Because, the truth is, there is a better way! If we stop seeing the world through the fractured, disconnected lens of the left brain and start viewing it through the unified, harmonious perspective of the right brain, we can bring Divine order and holistic balance back to the heart and soul of society on a communal, social, and universal level.
Don’t wait until you see it to believe it. Believe it now! Believe social, global, and universal healing is possible. And just like that, you can begin to create the world you wish to see.
In love and truth,
By Lori Lines
I often recommend, to my clients, a Mindfulness Meditation practice to strengthen their awareness of themselves, especially when they are concerned they cannot go under QHHT hypnosis easily. And, here's why:
The promises of a mindfulness meditation practice are well documented. From less stress, sleeping better and a lower incidence of a whole range of mental health conditions, mindfulness has been presented as a silver bullet that can make a difference to many of the problems in our modern lives.
But mindfulness is so much more than this. It’s so much more than a prescription, to be taken once or twice a day, to cure our ills. A mindfulness practice is a way of life that can utterly transform us, changing the way we see our minds, ourselves and the world around us.
And that’s where the real benefit comes in.
Mindfulness changes how you relate to the mind
Developing a mindfulness meditation practice can fundamentally change how you view the goings on inside your own mind.
In the first instance, mindfulness meditation makes you more aware of what is going on in your mind. It allows you to get a clear picture of how busy the mind really is. It helps you to see clearly the kinds of thoughts you are carrying with you.
It also allows you to get a clearer picture on your emotional life. How does the mind respond when something doesn’t go your way and a powerful emotion takes over? In what ways does the mind fuel these emotions? Regular mindfulness meditation brings clarity. It helps us to see the mind as it really is.
It also helps us to realise that our thoughts and emotions are here one moment and gone the next. As we pay attention to the mind, we realise that nothing is permanent. Everything changes. And so we can begin to hold less tightly to our thoughts and feelings in the moment.
It is only in seeing the mind as it really is that we can we begin to make positive changes to our inner world.
Mindfulness changes how you relate to yourself
All of this new information about how the mind works, and about your thoughts and emotional life, gives us a much deeper understanding of ourselves. It allows us to see more clearly what is going on in the mind and, with regular practice, it allows us to go deeper than the busyness of our thoughts, into a place of intuition and calm.
Many practitioners describe this experience of the mind using the analogy of the blue sky. Underneath the clouds, even on a cloudy day, the blue sky is always there. It's a bit like that with our thoughts. Some days there are less of them, and we can see the blue sky clearly. On other days the whole sky is dominated by clouds and we hardly even know that the blue sky is there at all.
A regular mindfulness meditation practice helps us to find acceptance. Acceptance that beneath our thoughts truly is a place of peace, a place of calm, and when we access this place we can live more intuitively and authentically. This doesn’t mean we chase the thoughts away. Instead we just wait for them pass, knowing that the blue sky is always there, right beneath the clouds.
For many people, this place within us, that exists beyond thought, is a deeply spiritual place. It is a place where we can access our truest self, our deepest wisdom about life and find guidance for the things in life that matter most. For some, this practice has allowed them to delve deeply into the imagination, accessing the multidimensional lives we live on other timelines.
Practicing mindfulness meditation, and carrying what you have learned in meditation out into your everyday life, allows you to live in a way that is more in tune with this deeper awareness, this true self. And this can be spiritually liberating for many.
Mindfulness changes how you relate to the world
A regular mindfulness practice also transforms the way in which we relate to the world. By drawing us into living life on a deeper and more intuitive level, we become less reactive.
Many mindfulness meditation practices begin with setting an intention for the practice and identifying who this practice will benefit beyond yourself. There are many ways in which those around us will benefit from our mindfulness practice. Those closest to us will benefit from the greater sense of calm that we experience as a result of regular mindfulness practice, but they also benefit from our greater ability to be present in the moment.
We live in a highly distracted age. There is always somewhere else to be or something else to do. Technology allows us to connect with anyone at any time. Our full attention, then, is one of the most precious things that we can give to anyone. Mindfulness practices helps us to strengthen the muscle of presence. It allows us to really be where we are and our relationships are often all the stronger for it.
Mindfulness practice can transform our relationship with the natural world. By being more present we begin to notice our surroundings so much more. And in noticing, we are much more likely to access our authenticity and experience feelings of genuine gratitude. Our gratitude for what we have, and the beauty of the world around us, can be a powerful driving force to protect our world and care for it.
When we regularly practice mindfulness, and become more in tune with that which matters most to us, we are more able to prioritize what really matters. We are able to work in the world for meaningful change, whether that is in the form of caring for others or caring for our beautiful planet.
We could easily enter into a mindfulness practice simply to gain the benefits that are so often talked about of an improvement to our wellbeing and mental health. And these are great goals to have.
But mindfulness practice offers us so much more. It offers us a way to connect deeply with ourselves and with the world. It gives us a simple way to begin to understand the inner workings of our mind and to access our intuition and wisdom.
From this place we can make intentional decisions about what matters most to us and how we spend our time and energy. We can live life in a wholly different way.
That is the true benefit of mindfulness.
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.