By Lori Lines
Self-realization, a profound and transformative journey, entails delving into the essence of our being, recognizing ourselves as a divine spark of the universe, and transcending the confines of conventional three-dimensional (3D) thinking. It is a conscious choice to elevate beyond the limitations of mundane existence and embrace the higher purpose of our incarnation within the 3D realm. Let's explore the concept of self-realization, its connection to spiritual growth, and the vital role that focusing on love plays in raising our vibrational frequency.
Discovering the Soul's Essence
At the core of self-realization lies the understanding that we are not merely physical beings, but intricate souls with an eternal connection to the universe. This recognition involves peeling away the layers of societal conditioning and ego-driven desires to uncover the authentic self. By acknowledging our true nature as divine sparks of God, we embark on a profound journey of introspection and self-discovery.
Transcending 3D Limitations
The path of self-realization calls for a conscious decision to move beyond the confines of 3D thinking – the conventional mindset that often emphasizes materialism and separation. By choosing self-realization, we embrace the opportunity for spiritual evolution and expansion. This choice involves shifting focus from external validation to internal growth, from accumulating possessions to cultivating meaningful experiences, and from perpetuating division to embracing unity and interconnectedness.
Expanding Awareness Through Vibrational Focus
Self-realization unfolds through the expansion of awareness, and one potent method of achieving this is by honing in on the vibration of your soul. Your soul's vibration is a unique frequency that resonates with the divine energy of the universe. By directing your attention and intention toward understanding and aligning with this vibration, you open yourself to profound revelations and insights about your purpose and existence.
Elevating Vibrations Through Love
Central to the journey of self-realization is the role of love. Elevating your vibrational frequency is intricately linked to focusing on love in every facet of life. Love, in this context, transcends romantic notions and encompasses unconditional compassion, empathy, and interconnectedness. When we make a conscious effort to infuse love into our thoughts, actions, and interactions, we raise our vibrational frequency and invite a deeper connection with our soul's essence.
Love as a Catalyst for Transformation
Choosing love as a guiding principle facilitates profound personal transformation. It prompts us to release judgments, let go of grudges, and cultivate forgiveness. By making love the cornerstone of our decisions, we create a ripple effect that extends beyond ourselves, fostering harmony and unity within our relationships and the broader community.
Self-realization is an awe-inspiring journey that involves unraveling the layers of our identity, recognizing our divine essence, and ascending beyond the limitations of 3D thinking. As we delve into the depths of our being and align with our soul's vibration, the choice to focus on love becomes a potent catalyst for elevating our vibrational frequency. In this pursuit of self-realization, we not only transform our own lives but also contribute to the collective awakening and evolution of consciousness.
In love and truth,
By Lori Lines
In this year to come
What shall mark the defining sum?
What change awaits, to rearrange,
All notions held, our selves to exchange?
In moments of quiet solitude,
When we're alone, our thoughts pursued,
Do we search for truths well-known,
Or question anew, to claim our own?
(By their fruit, the trees we discern,
In every lesson, there's wisdom to learn.)
Do we construct labyrinths, seeking to be lost,
In self-exile, wandering paths that exhaust?
I wonder, as we explore vacant rooms,
Softening eyes and voice, within you it looms,
Drawing deeper, still, in introspection's hold.
Remember, you sought this, the Hour of Unmasking,
Inviting the paradoxical, and surreal tasking.
Now, in quiet stillness, cease the constant striving,
As your spirit seeks understanding, and thriving.
Have you contemplated disparities so long,
That sameness appears foreign, all feels wrong?
Have you battled so hard, so tireless, so tight,
That even your freedom now seems a fight?
I applaud those who find their rightful place,
Yet in creating their home, they may misplace,
The ability to soar, to chart their own flight,
Trapped in another's vision, day and night.
Instead of New Year's Resolutions, mere delusions,
Let's pause and reflect, a welcome interlude.
Before projecting further into the vast unknown,
Consider the past's shadow, and seeds sown.
Inaction plays a role in life's grand scheme,
Balancing action and inaction, it would seem.
It's the eternal dance of life and death's embrace,
The harmony of love and fear, in each space.
You reflect upon the self, but look beyond as well,
To hidden truths, beneath the surface you dwell,
Veiled by a thin layer, concealing the core,
A coating obscuring what's at the core's core.
I gaze deep within a muddied well's abyss,
The tomb of memories, where perceptions miss,
Daily, we construe and misconstrue once more,
In every possible way, we misconstrue, that's for sure.
Behind these walls, the solitary guest,
A prisoner of purgatory, in soul's quest,
Healing the wounds from a lifetime's fall,
In this secluded chamber, we confront them all.
The year departed so quickly, it seems,
Our acquaintance fleeting, a fleeting dream.
Is time swift, or is it I who slow the pace,
Resisting the rush, finding my own space?
Nietzsche's camel, weary from bearing the load,
Speaks to his soul, on life's arduous road:
"Awake, stir! I've played the camel's part,
Carrying the weight of worlds, with a heavy heart.
Now, I must shed what once used to be,
And with the worn-out camel, I shall see,
Part of me must die, and so I'm reborn anew,
Beauty is a bird, breaking from its shell, it's true."
This unfolding vastness knows no end,
Yet, each year's calendar, we apprehend.
With little deviation, it seems to persist,
While everything else transforms, persists, and exists.
In the ordinary, the sublime is concealed,
Revealing its secrets, once hidden, now revealed.
Someday, people shall see and comprehend,
The profound essence that lies beyond the bend.
Inaction plays its part in life's grand design,
Balancing action, inaction, a rhythm so fine.
The equilibrium of all that exists,
Love and fear coexist, as life persists.
As we reflect on self and broader schemes,
In this boundless unfolding, where reality teems,
We pause to perceive, to savor the view,
Of all that was, and all that will be, anew.
And when it comes to a Joyous New Year, of course,
Still, the prior year lingers, unwinding its force.
Is any year truly finished or ever won?
A fresh year, another chapter, another run.
***You are my inspiration. Thank you all, with much love and gratitude.***
© Lori Lines, 2023
By Lori Lines
In human relationships, conflicts and challenges are inevitable. From personal relationships to professional endeavors, we often find ourselves entangled in situations that test our patience, understanding, and resilience. It's natural to seek solutions, to yearn for healing, but what if the very obstacle standing in the way of our recovery is our reluctance to accept our role in the problem?
The Power of Self-Reflection:
Embracing healing means acknowledging our own shortcomings and contributions to the issues at hand. Self-reflection is the mirror that reflects our actions, attitudes, and decisions. By shying away from this reflection, we deny ourselves the opportunity for genuine growth and resolution. The refusal to accept responsibility not only prolongs the pain but also hampers the healing process significantly.
The Paradox of Blame:
Blaming external factors might provide temporary relief to our bruised egos, but it is a short-lived comfort. The truth remains: true healing begins when we accept our flaws and work towards rectifying them. By holding ourselves accountable, we open the door to empathy, understanding, and forgiveness, not only from others but also from within.
Breaking the Cycle:
One of the fundamental reasons for delayed healing is the perpetuation of negative patterns. When we refuse to acknowledge our part in the problem, we inadvertently repeat the same mistakes. By embracing our accountability, we break this cycle, paving the way for healthier relationships and fostering personal development.
Building Stronger Connections:
In personal relationships, the ability to admit our mistakes and apologize sincerely strengthens the bond. It creates an atmosphere of trust and understanding, essential ingredients for any healthy relationship. In professional settings, acknowledging our role in a problem demonstrates leadership and integrity, earning the respect of colleagues and superiors alike.
Accepting responsibility requires courage. It demands that we confront our own vulnerabilities and imperfections. However, it is in this vulnerability that we find our true strength. By embracing our flaws, we gain a deeper understanding of ourselves and others, leading to profound personal growth and emotional resilience.
The Role of Forgiveness:
Acknowledging our faults is the first step; seeking forgiveness, both from others and ourselves, is the next. Forgiveness is a powerful catalyst for healing. By apologizing sincerely and making amends, we not only heal the wounds we've caused but also inspire others to do the same, creating a ripple effect of positive change.
Since we are the creators of our reality, acknowledging our role in the problem is the thread that stitches together broken pieces, weaving a story of resilience, growth, and healing. Let us embrace our accountability, for it is the cornerstone upon which genuine healing and personal evolution are built. By accepting ourselves as part of the problem, we pave the way for a brighter, more harmonious future, both within ourselves and in our interactions with the world.
In today's fast-paced world, many struggle to navigate the complexities of their inner selves and often find it challenging to introspect, question, and take accountability for their problems. Recognizing this, I offer a guiding hand to those feeling lost or stuck in their personal journeys. Through Higher Self Coaching and Spiritual Sounding Board appointments, I provide a safe space for individuals to delve within, encouraging them to ask crucial questions and find the answers they seek. By partnering with me, one can embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and growth. If you need assistance or are simply seeking clarity, I am here to support and guide you every step of the way.
In love and truth,
By Lori Lines
Let's get real. In the age of information, deception lurks around every corner. We are bombarded with news stories, social media posts, and advertisements that, more often than not, manipulate the truth. In such a complex and confusing world, it becomes imperative to find a steadfast guide, a beacon of truth that can cut through the noise of deception. Surprisingly, this guide is not found in the outer realms of information, but within ourselves. Your inner knowing, that gut feeling or intuition, possesses a unique power – the power to discern the authentic from the deceptive.
The Wisdom of Intuition: An Ancient Gift in Modern Times
Intuition, often dismissed as mere instinct, is a deeply ingrained sense that humans have relied upon for millennia. It's that inexplicable feeling that something is either right or wrong, without any logical explanation. Ancient civilizations valued intuition as a profound source of wisdom. Indigenous cultures, for example, trusted their intuition to read the signs of nature, foresee danger, and make crucial decisions. In our modern, technology-driven era, this innate ability is often overshadowed by the noise of the external world. Yet, there is hope.
Real-Life Stories: Triumphs of Intuition
Throughout history, there are numerous instances where individuals trusted their inner knowing against all odds and emerged victorious. One such story is that of Abraham Lincoln, who, against the advice of his cabinet, trusted his intuition and signed the Emancipation Proclamation, eventually leading to the abolition of slavery in the United States.
In the business world, Steve Jobs' intuition guided him to create revolutionary products like the iPhone and iPad, transforming Apple Inc. into one of the most valuable companies in the world. Jobs famously said, "Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do."
Listening to Your Inner Voice: A Practice in Self-Trust
Trusting your inner knowing is not about rejecting external advice outright. It's about integrating external information with your internal wisdom, your internal compass. When making a decision, consider the facts, seek advice, but also pay attention to your gut feeling. It might be a subtle nudge or a strong sensation, but it's there, guiding you.
Practicing mindfulness and meditation can significantly enhance your connection with your intuition. By quieting the mind and being present in the moment, you can better hear the whispers of your inner knowing. Yoga, meditation, journaling, or simply spending time in nature are powerful ways to tap into this innate wisdom.
The Liberation of Self-Trust
Trusting your inner knowing liberates you from the chains of uncertainty and deceit. It empowers you to navigate the complexities of life with confidence and clarity. When you trust your intuition, you are not easily swayed by the opinions of others or manipulated by external influences. Your decisions, rooted in this deep understanding, lead you down a path that is authentic and true to your essence.
In a world where deception often wears a convincing mask, your intuition is the unwavering light that pierces through the darkness. Embrace it, cultivate it, and trust it. It is, after all, your most faithful and honest guide in this intricate journey called life.
For help developing your intuition, reach out to me. I'm happy to help and we can construct, together, a way that fits your personal needs.
In love and truth,
By Lori Lines
Grief, a multifaceted and widespread feeling, forms a complex web interwoven within the very essence of our journey. It represents an unavoidable aspect of our existence, yet frequently remains misconstrued and seldom openly discussed.
Journeying through life, we encounter the many faces of loss – the passing of loved ones, the end of relationships, the loss of a job, the death of a dream, the closing of chapters we held dear. In these moments, we face the challenge of unraveling the tangled threads of cognition, spirituality, and emotion.
Grief has the power to shape us, transform us, and ultimately lead us to a higher state of being. There is a profound connection between grief and enlightenment and how embracing the process of mourning can become a catalyst for our ascension.
Beyond the Veil: A Soul's Journey
Some philosophers, poets, shamans, religious leaders, and spiritualists have devoted their lives to understanding the soul’s transition upon passing. Many of these thinkers can agree that the end of this life leads to a new phase of the spiritual journey, meaning death is not an ending but a transitional phase and a continuation. As many awaken, we are coming to realize that it is the individual soul who chooses to depart into the liminality of death, a new state of being. When we look at the passing of our loved ones from this perspective, it allows us to see their departure as a purposeful and conscious choice they have made to progress on their spiritual path.
Death and its timing are a choice made by the soul in its highest form and consciousness to depart from the school of humanity to a new phase of higher learning orchestrated according to Divine timing and the soul’s planning. Similarly, when people leave our lives but not the earthly plane, this is also a matter of destiny and Divine intervention. The same can be said about circumstances such as the loss of a job, the forfeiture of a dream, or the absence of an opportunity.
Just as a caterpillar sheds its cocoon to become a butterfly, we, too, must release those people and situations that hinder our growth.
Grief is a transitional state between the past and the future, allowing us to honor what was, mourn what could not be, and embrace what can be. It is a process that, while painful, is necessary for our spiritual evolution.
Growing Through Grief
Grief, in its true essence, is a fertile foundation for self-realization, emotional growth, and soulful transformation. It invites us to confront our vulnerabilities and encounter the depths of our emotions.
I remember undergoing a profound experience of grief several years ago, during which a wise friend, who had navigated a similar journey, offered me valuable counsel. She shared the insight that embracing the opportunity to shed tears could be incredibly healing. Her advice wasn't about forcing emotions, but rather allowing them to surface naturally whenever they needed to. While I initially met her guidance with some doubt, the high level of trust I had in her encouraged me to put her words into practice.
I discovered that I was most at ease releasing my tears when I was alone, as solitude seemed to create an environment where my emotions could freely emerge. Across the span of several months, I cried a river of tears, until one day I noticed a significant shift—I realized I hadn't cried in quite some time. This realization marked a pivotal moment in my journey through grief. Although occasional pangs of sorrow still touched me, the profound intensity of my experience had gradually faded away, allowing me the freedom to move on by learning through my grief and growing into the person I am today.
When we avoid grief, we deny ourselves the opportunity for release, introspection, self-discovery, and self-actualization. The pain and sorrow we experience are not merely obstacles to be overcome or burdens to repress; they are the fruitful soil that cultivates spiritual expansion from the seeds of suffering.
By genuinely and fully grieving, we can honor what was lost, gained, and learned, celebrating the meaningfulness of the pleasure we once felt, the pain we are feeling, and the process we must undergo.
In allowing ourselves to feel the full spectrum of our emotions, we engage in a sacred act of self-realization, self-discovery, and self-actualization. By embracing grief, we find the courage to confront our shadow aspects and emerge into the light of self-awareness and spiritual transformation.
The Grand Canvas of Reality
Much like grief, ascension and awakening are not destinations; They are soulful journeys and certainly not linear processes. To pass through grief and reach these elevated states of consciousness, we must navigate the cycles of life, waves of emotions, and mental obstacles. Grief is a landmark with a sprawling view of the landscape of the human experience and a summit from which you can catch a glimpse of the expansiveness of higher consciousness.
Being fully present as your authentic self in the mourning process means transcending the boundary between the human experience and the dimensions of enlightenment. From the vantage point of grief, you can better understand the earthly plane and the realm of higher consciousness and gain a clearer vision of the path that unifies them.
To heal is to open yourself to the teachings that grief provides. As you become aware of your pain, you uncover your soul. Ascension is not about forsaking your past but integrating your soul’s journey with your human experience into the continuum of existence. Each thread represents a lesson learned, a memory cherished, a love treasured, and a wound healed.
Rebirth From Darkness
Grief is a profound act of self-care, self-discovery, and self-actualization, and recognizing that it is not a detour from the path to enlightenment but an integral part of it will give you the strength to endure the painful nature of the journey, just like a mother going through labor.
When approached with intention and reverence, grief is like a birth that requires you to surrender to the rhythm of your emotional body and waves of emotional pains with patience and acceptance. During this process, both your humanity and spirituality are born again, renewed. There is pain, but there is also joy as we are reborn from the darkness of grief.
Grief, an intricate thread woven into the fabric of human experience, is often misunderstood and overlooked but is an essential stitch linking the human experience with the soul’s journey.
As we integrate life's losses with joys, we untangle the threads of limiting beliefs, emotional blockages, and spiritual tethers. Weaving mourning into the fabric of our lives incorporates the lessons of pleasure, pain, loss, and actualization into our experience. With every thread of grief, we knit a ladder, allowing us to climb out of the darkness, renewed, ascending to the light.
In Love and Truth,
Author Lori Lines
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