Thoughts become emotions because a reaction takes place. In and of themselves, automatic thoughts are just that; thoughts. Thoughts are potential energy, and when we give them our energy through reaction, they become emotion, E-motion, energy in motion. Our minds are powerful, and when we combine them with a belief, positive or negative, or a spiritual faculty like faith or trust, we set universal forces in motion, within us and without. What we place our attention to, our focus upon is what in that moment, becomes our reality. Believe in something long enough, that belief can be expressed or manifested as experience. Our minds are the doorway to alternate realities in other words.
Going back to our inner world of thought, when one operates from a reactive space, the automatic response, or reaction is to re-live the thought via emotion. Reaction in other words, takes a thought and amplifies it, enlarges it in our minds. And when these thoughts are fear-based, the conditioned response is to react, with more fear. This is what makes fear seem so very real; it also seems so very real because of its persistent nature. Many of us have probably heard of the phrase, “what you resist, persists.” A short and to-the-point message, and one based in spiritual truth. It’s our reactions, fuelled by the egoic mind, that perpetuates the cycle or fear. But through insight, awareness and self-understanding, we can approach fear, fearful thoughts for that matter, with a new set of eyes; eyes that have clarity.
Because reaction is a programmed, learned response, there is the opportunity to unlearn the habit through a conscious approach. With some willingness and practice, one can become the observer of thought versus a reactor. The first neutralizes while the other energizes. One is based through the awareness of oneness and unconditional love and the other is based in a feeling of separation and energies and frequencies based in the past. Nothing wrong with either; each serving a purpose on the spiritual path. We have to experience contrast to be able to choose differently in other words. One has to experience the dark to really know, appreciate and understand the light. All of it, the dark, light and beyond serves a divine purpose.
Let’s look at some ways to align ourselves closer to our inner being, which is unconditional love in essence. These insights will assist in bringing forward the alchemizing effect our very essence and in doing so or rather being so, will help us move forward by raising our frequencies so that negative emotion can be dissolved in the presence of our very self.
An extension of unconditional love, forgiveness is transformative in nature. Knowing when it’s needed and applying it consciously through mental action can shift us energetically out of lower frequencies such as anger or jealousy. There is great strength in forgiveness and when we extend it to others, we are in fact giving it to ourselves. As one grows spiritually, one can even reach a place within themselves where forgiveness is not even necessary; light and unconditional love has so filled their entire being that forgiveness has been transcended.
Aligning oneself with kindness lifts us up energetically; we connect with this higher frequency anytime we put others before ourselves. It is an energetic offering and one that returns to us as a feeling of oneness and community. It’s a smile to a stranger, keeping the door open for another, all of these seemingly small actions have profound effects on our emotional well-being. From a spiritual vantage point, there all no small actions when they are based out of unconditional love.
A very powerful state of being, compassion is literally unconditional love mobilized in its purest form. This state of awareness is beyond judgment as it is a space of understanding. Cultivating compassion is rewarding in that the more we extend to others, the more we receive. Being in this frequency elevates our awareness changing our inner world of thought via higher energies. The experience is one of being whole; and from that wholeness we share that light through action.
The Dark Tunnel To New Earth
What is taking place on our planet right now can be looked at from a human perspective or a spiritual perspective. If we look only at the surface, it will seem that the world has been thrown into chaos, governments have turned their back to their citizens and that the human beings on this planet are more divided than ever. Looking only at the superficial however, of any situation or circumstance, gives us only a small amount of information. It doesn’t give us the whole picture. From a 5D awareness, from a quantum field perspective, those playing the dark roles of villains, the ones in between, and the light warriors are all assisting in ushering in a new earth, a new age. One must remember, that appearances aren’t always what they seem; there is much more at play in the unseen realm.
Humanity, from a spiritual perspective, had moved too far off track, getting caught up in the matrix of this world, the 3D world of materialism, away from the individual’s soul purpose. In other words, there was too much imbalance towards 3D reality. As powerful spiritual beings having a human experience, we need outside circumstances to change to create the desire to change from within. The egoic matrix that blankets this planet is so convincing, so alluring that it’s come to the point that alarm bells are needed to awaken us, a planetary spiritual crisis to be exact.
We are at a crossroads; we have a choice. We can continue to play in 3D reality and continue to experience more and more wake up calls, prolonging our own ascension process or having had our fill of the 3D matrix, awaken to our spiritual nature and realize that we are powerful, creative beings who call forth our reality through our point of view, our thoughts, our words and intentions and beliefs. The first choice ultimately only prolongs the dark tunnel to the inevitable; humanity will be transcended as spiritual beings remember who they really are. In other words, it’s not humanity that’s awakening, but our conscious minds to the fact that we are first and foremost spiritual beings.
Coming into this realm, we forget our oneness with each other and with Source and that’s by design. Through spiritual forgetfulness we get to experience the temporary journey of being human. The purpose in this is this: if you awoke already with the conscious awareness of the Kingdom, of already being in the Kingdom, how would you really know this? It’s the experience of being what you’re not that allows one to realize who they truly are. Contrast gives us perspective, it gives us through direct experience the human, 3D experience as well as the potential spiritual, 5D and beyond experience.
What is life calling us to do, to become? Life is calling us to grow into our true nature, our spirituality. The egoic mind, the thinking mind which is rooted in fear and separation has run its course and has become on a collective level, to put it plainly, a monster. Fear has now blanketed the planet, allowing even more uncertainty and confusion. What the collective needs now is clarity, to understand that what’s taking place is a spiritual evolution, a revolution, an awakening the likes of which this planet has never seen before.
Self-responsibility is what we’re growing into. It’s the realization that we are the cause and our experiences, our circumstances are the effects. A shift is possible now, to each individual who desires to exit the 3D matrix of past, future and all the attachments that come with it to 5D consciousness, ascension, through the now moment where one is free of fear and the associating energies that accompany it. The potential within each of us is unimaginable; imagine what could be made possible when a critical mass is reached, millions of awakened souls coming into the light of consciousness.
A new earth, a new reality is already here. It’s the vibrational frequency of inner stillness and it’s within and without. We now have an opportunity to usher in a world of peace, harmony, where all things can be possible. The potential is there; it’s always been within us. We just have to awaken to it, become aware of the reality of oneness, and the miracles that flow from that state of being.
Twenty-Five Questions Every Spiritual Seeker Should Ask
Life has a way of responding when we begin to ask the deeper, the bigger questions. It’s by inquiring within, asking the Self, the “hows” and “whys” that opens the door to answers. Some answers may arrive right away and others, on their own timing. It seems the universe knows when we’re ready to receive what we’ve asked for. Asking questions are important because they challenge the status quo; shifting our awareness out of 3D into 4D consciousness.
Here are twenty-five questions that could be posed to the highest self. Not everyone is going to resonate with every question just yet, and that’s very much ok. The goal here is to begin to inquire, to stir up curiosity and open the channel to understanding.
- Is there more to life than what I’m seeing on the surface?
- How would spirit within define success?
- What would I choose to have, be or do if I knew there were no limits?
- What is the point in meditation?
- Is there a difference between religion and spirituality?
- How is a life of peace achieved?
- What is the purpose of life?
- Is life just a bunch of random events or is there synchronicity to everything?
- What would the experience of heaven on earth be like?
- Why do we experience emotional pain?
- What are the secrets to happiness?
- Where did we come from and where do we go after this experience on earth?
- Is there more to our minds than we currently know?
- What is enlightenment and how could it change my life?
- Are we more physical or energy beings?
- How does one tune into creativity and inspiration?
- Am I spiritually guided?
- How does the law of attraction really work?
- Are there any limits to our healing potential?
- What is the quantum field?
- How can I be of service to others?
- Can forgiveness help me release the past?
- What are the secrets to fulfilment?
- Is it possible to have an awareness of Source Energy?
- Why do people say “the present moment is a gift?”
These questions are a good starting point but you may find that as you begin to inquire within, more questions may follow. There are no limits to consciousness or to what we can become aware of. Change, inner change, begins when we start to question “what is” and look to what is possible. As spiritual beings it’s our natural inclination to want to grow and expand in consciousness.
When we seek to understand, to look deeper into the hidden mechanics of life, what we are actually looking for is clarity. We have the desire to know how to make our lives work, so that we’re not struggling but thriving. If you’ve found this article it’s because life is wanting to speak with you. Life wants us to be active participants because we and life are one. Source Energy is life in essence.
Some final food for thought: consider it like a bonus question, one that has the potential to reveal to us the power that comes with self-responsibility. Here it is: if I were to continue to do the same thing, operate from the same frequency, think the same as I always have, where would that lead me? Where would I be in five, ten or twenty years from now? This is a deep question that calls for some deep reflection. Through contemplation, this line of thinking can lead to profound insights, if we’re but open to listen and willing to make shifts in our lives.
Ego & Soul: Knowing The Differences
In this reality, as spiritual beings, as a soul, we take on an ego, and through that process forget who we are in essence. Everything designed in this world is fabricated to keep us distracted, to keep us from going within and remembering who we really are. Through this spiritual amnesia, we identify with the thinking mind, the egoic mind. But just because something has been forgotten does not mean that it’s lost forever; one cannot lose what one is in essence.
Through the dream spell of the ego, and its blanket of emotions that veils our true self, we tend to lose sight, lose the clarity of who we are while being human. This article is going to focus on clarifying the differences between the two; between who we think we are and who we really are. By understanding the nature of the two, we can come into greater clarity and discern and navigate through this experience we call life with greater confidence and awareness.
The egoic mind is a temporary experience while here on earth while the soul, our authentic self is eternal in nature. The ego is what we as humans identify with; the soul is what we are. The ego has no true power and survives only through our belief in it while our soul exists regardless of our awareness of it or not; the soul is power in and of itself. The ego is the automatic thinker, the soul is the silent self. As the thinker in our minds, the ego projects and labels. The soul on the other hand, observes; it’s the silent witness within. The ego believes in separation because it is separation in essence; it believes that it’s separate from everyone else, from Source and from life itself. The soul is an extension of Source and because of that is rooted in oneness. The soul is connected with all of life; everything within it.
By nature, the ego is negative; from a spiritual perspective it’s not good or bad, it just is what it is. It serves a divine purpose in its negativity as a catalyst for soul-realization. The soul by nature is unconditional love; it is transcendent-beyond what would be considered as positive. Operating between the past and future, the ego survives through mind constructs, through reaction. Found in the present moment, the soul is remembered through the only moment there is; the eternal moment of now.
The ego offers every shade of emotion while the soul is the source for every spiritual faculty. The ego is the source of fear itself and every negative emotion that is projected from that space of awareness. The soul being unconditional love, extends gifts to you such as wisdom, clarity, understanding and discernment. The conditioned mind offers lower frequencies through the past and future such as sadness and worry as the soul offers joy and inner peace.
The awareness and understanding of the nature of the ego and the soul reveals that there is much more to us than just the thinking mind. The truth is, the egoic mind, the thinker, was never meant to be the one and only consciousness that we experience while here on earth. It was always meant to be as mentioned earlier, a catalyst. The soul offers relief from the slings and arrows of the ego. It offers strength and clarity to be able to alchemize the darkness of the ego through the light of its consciousness. Enlightenment is a deep understanding; of who we are and what we’re not. It is the realization that we’re eternal spiritual beings having a temporary experience with a consciousness of this world.