LAURA EISENHOWER: “The Real Illusion”

When people say it’s all an illusion, they are more than likely talking about the trials and tribulations that we mistake for reality, but instead of being bold in Truth we become compliant to duality (the real illusion)

We can instead see it as an opportunity to grow and then shift reality for the better, into a higher existence.

I mean, isn’t that what healing a physical body, emotional, mental and spiritual body all entail? …and something we engage in everyday as we rise above Ancestral and societal patterns?

Carbon base to Crystalline isn’t a philosophy, it is a new reality that is possible — it’s natural to us anyway…. (how do we get there? Be hard-core real with yourself and don’t accept any other BS!!!)

Archons or any dark entities are drawn to the programmings we have adopted, and our wounds, fractures and imbalances… It is no different than a physical injury being vulnerable to infection (bacteria), which requires extra care, cleansing and greater protection…

Emotional wounds need purging, mental stressors need serenity and wisdom… We are tested by these darker forces too, cause they want to create the negative circumstances and harmful results, which makes us susceptible to them attaching or feeding on us and so we get further immersed in a vicious struggle to break free.

Programmings act like the intelligence of something like a virus — A virus has either DNA or RNA as their genetic material and can replicate — similar to Artificial Intelligence replicating something organic, in order to infiltrate or take over. It can’t take over if we guard ourselves though and refuse to let it in. We play a part in creating the World we see around us. Staying true to who we are and and keeping our creative channels clear of programmings, is key to being a guardian…

Imbalance requires Consciousness and awareness in order to correct it, while also knowing that when balance is held, imbalance results from creative action and as long as we bring it back to balance, we are evolving and maintaining — instead of digressing and getting stagnant and stuck.

This is what maintaining homeostasis or equilibrium is about too ~ Even if the scales tilt, it knows how to return. Mind-control disrupts this natural ability. There is always a by-product when we create, that has to be cleared, before we can create again… (messy kitchen after cooking has to be cleared before we can cook the next one — if we don’t it can get unhealthy)

The true definition of imbalance to me, is something that remains that way for a long period of time, which is different than ebb & flow, night and day, creativity & receptivity, or the M & F taking on different roles at different times, or our right and left brain taking turns, based on necessity ~ because there is a center point of balance within the Cycles they create and so it maintains harmony regardless of where the scales need to tip…

As we move beyond the programming, we move into polarity integration, where the center point creates conception of new realities, instead of a consistent imbalance that ends up producing dormancy, digression, take-over and blockages…

When we move beyond the programmings, we are more greatly shielded — when we tend to the wounds with love and compassion, we heal. When we know balance is a Cosmic and Natural law, we can allow correction to flow into us.

We were born into a wounded World and we are either part of creating the infection or we are a part of the healing process and this is through CHOICE and the willingness to see clearly… but in our attempts to move into the full transformations and alchemical shift that awakens dormant DNA, we are struck a few final blows as an ultimate test in our strength — to break the negative patterning which keeps us in a loop — rather than an organic cycle that Ascends.

When we can truly jump on board with the organic and our true authentic Nature, we can reach our ultimate goals and highest potential.

(Pluto conjunct Mercury — omg, anyone thinking too much today like me??)

Laura Eisenhower

Website: CosmicGaia.org

 

~via TheEarthPlan.com

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JAMES HALLAHAN: “Dream Manipulation”

As the first consideration, it should be made clear that the traditional notion of the dream as “fantasy” is now, most assuredly, open to question. In light of what has been revealed with reality and the nature of multi-dimensional experience, it seems probable now that the dreamworld is in fact an aspect of our universe—a type of “non-physical” plane which our consciousness seems to have access to while in lower brainwave states.

Presumably, this is something analogous to the astral, perhaps contained within it, but with certain notable distinctions: There seems to be some kind of mechanism or energetic structuring which partitions it from that of the outlying regions, forming somewhat of an inter-realm between frequencies, which is in some measure exclusive to the individual. The reason for this feature is up for speculation. What seems most feasible is that this is something natural that functions almost as a kind of “safeguard”—containing the erratic manifestations of the subconscious and perhaps insulating us, to some degree, from the activity of the astral. The point here is that this is not just a matter of chemical activity within the brain; this is truly an area of reality which we are exposed to on a regular basis—and in which, I would argue, we are still without a very complete understanding. Considering that they likely play a fundamental role in our being, it would probably be wise to thoroughly investigate their nature and to perhaps re-examine the conventional wisdom to which we largely refer.

One of the central issues is of course the capacity that dreams have as a source of spiritual guidance. As mentioned, the dream-state allows conscious access to a non-physical plane, which, contrary to the physical plane, has a kind of fluid nature in which thought can manifest instantaneously into various forms of perceivable phenomena (imagery, sounds etc.). This essentially makes possible the conveyance of information. The reason the information is conveyed by way of symbolic imagery—rather than, for instance, English lettering—is presumably in part due to the extreme fluidity of the environment and its tendency to fluctuate from our emerging thoughts, which can distort words and actually change them into what we mistakenly perceive them as. Larger (pictorial) images, which we’re able to quickly recognize, are less susceptible to be altered in this way. So essentially what we’re looking at here with dream content, in large part anyway, is information that has been deliberately encoded into a format that is more suitable for the dream medium. The major question, which I think garners far too little concern, is where the information is coming from. Is it exclusively derived from the divine, via the higher-self? Or is it perhaps of more diverse origin?

The answer to the preceding question, however disagreeable it may be, seems far more likely to be the latter. As mentioned, the dream plane is likely intrinsic to the astral (or fourth dimension) and as is exceptionally known within alternative communities—it is inhabited. The spatial realms of the fourth dimension are replete with a diverse array of conscious (non-physical) entities—and their nature we must concede is, at best, dubious. We should bear in mind here that anything operating below fifth-dimensional status is likely not in complete accordance with Universal law. We know with certainty as well that deception is extraordinarily common and, owing to the current evolutionary phase, we’re certainly more liable to be interfered with. It therefore stands to reason that our approach to dreams should be that of maximum discernment. Further than that, we should perhaps explore the possibility that the dream plane is not exclusively under our own private control, but is perhaps subject to the same regulations as the astral or even the physical plane—entailing that it is still a collective environment and therefore able to be influenced (or manipulated) by outside intelligences, without constituting as any kind of transgression or infringement of sovereignty.

The idea of dream manipulation, though I’m introducing it as hypothetical, is certainly more than just speculation. I think that with just a cursory examination its legitimacy is quickly uncovered. To begin with, there are surely countless numbers of individuals who can attest to dreams that clearly exhibited an overt malignancy—not simply a foreshadowing of misfortune—but rather a definite pernicious display which tends often to incite emotional distress and worry. Of course, what immediately comes to mind when suggesting this is the “nightmare”—and along with it the notion of its commonality and our perception of them as being altogether natural. This seems on the surface to be common-sense, however, the foundation of this belief is of course stemming from the orthodox conception, which we all now know to be without basis. From an informed perspective, bearing in mind what we’ve just covered, it is entirely conceivable that nightmares, for as back as we’ve known them, may very well be, at least in part, the result of deliberate psychic manipulation. I’m certainly not suggesting that this is uniformly the case or that a negative mindset, carried into the dream, could not manifest frightful imagery—but I do feel confident to suggest here that a substantial percentage of them are in fact being externally generated. Add to this, incidentally, the fact that “nightmare” derives from the Middle English word “mare”—denoting “female evil spirit”—and likewise that ancient cultures, almost unanimously, thought of bad dreams as being the result of negative spiritual influences, attributed directly to negative (or demonic) spirits.
This premise, for some anyway, will likely give rise to a certain degree of doubt. Not only does it entail an enormously widespread effort to generate fear and distress, but clearly suggests as well a kind of coordinated strategy at work—which, very significantly to my point, strongly indicates that there is significant organization. These features, it should be pointed out, very much contradict the common portrayal of entities being propagated by mainstream paranormal enthusiasts. The negative entity, as conveyed by these enthusiasts, is essentially that of a mindless, roving beast who attacks seemingly at random for no purpose other than to self-satisfy. In response to this, I would suggest that this is perhaps far off the mark. In truth, when we closely analyze the various components of what we can observe of their actions, there’s clearly a level of sophistication here that hints at something much more than bestiality. What we’re really dealing with here, I would think unquestionably, are advanced intelligences—possessing, in most cases, a more proficient understanding of reality than that of humans. From this, I feel that the following can be speculated:

The underlying reason for dream manipulation is probably relatively obscure and more complex than we would initially suppose.
The deceptive techniques which are incorporated into the dream are likely highly developed and very skillfully concealed.
The overall agenda is of perhaps a much broader design of which dream manipulation is only one small aspect.
Now as for the purpose behind dream manipulation, I would say it’s clear that there are at least several different underlying reasons. Perhaps one of the most apparent would be the potential it has to influence our manifestation capacity. To illustrate what I mean, I will draw the reader’s attention to the following subject: It is fairly well recognized that a substantial number of the spiritually-minded hold the view that dreams carry a kind of prognostic significance. This notion is of course justified as we do possess a multi-dimensional constitution which enables a capacity to transcend time and space boundaries—which does in fact happen during the course of sleep. However, we should maybe question whether this is exclusively the cause behind prophetic dreams. I would point out first that such dreams are more often than not a kind of simulated (or symbolic) representation of the portended event—and not the actual event. How do we then account for this disparity? To speculate: perhaps it is the higher-self who is actually witness to the event and that it is then reconstructed as a dream—which, with this interpretation, suggests that precognitive experiences are not accidental and are divinely intended. If we’re to premise this, we should ask the question of why these prognostications are necessary. What function or purpose do they serve?

With respect to this, we can perhaps query the notion of prophetic dreams as being a kind of “advance notice”—given so that we may circumvent certain outcomes. This is a questionable supposition because of course it is common understanding that the vast majority of our dreams do not come true and, apart from that, are never known to be prognostic until the moment of fruition. Because of this, it is unlikely that a pre-emptive action would ever be taken on account of a dream. In addition, this “opportunity of circumvention” seems perhaps slightly at odds with what is normally understood of divine intention. If every experience, positive or negative, is divinely intended and has been calculated to be precisely what is needed for our advancement—then giving any kind of notice, or ability to circumvent, seems maybe inconsistent with this. In addition, there’s also the fact that a certain percentage of them foretell what seem to be very trifling occurrences, leading some to believe that the dreams are inadvertent—and due simply to our multidimensionality.

Due to these uncertainties—and the potentiality of extensive dream manipulation—we should maybe entertain some alternative possibilities: As most are aware by now, entities, from their perspective in the fourth dimension, have the notable advantage of being able to see potential future timelines and are thus bestowed with the means to predict future events. Given this fact, there is little doubt that this is something they would attempt to profit from. In regard to the idea of influencing manifestation—which requires the inducement of beliefs and anticipation of outcomes—the widespread notion of dreams having a predictive quality would certainly constitute as a favorable condition towards this aim. If we believe that our dreams may have some bearing on future events, then naturally this will, in some cases, give rise to a degree of expectancy (even if slight)—and thus have a latent impact on what we manifest. Because of this, we can perhaps speculate that such entities (who engage in these endeavors) would have within their interests the object of reinforcing this belief and perhaps dispersing more evenly. Could it perhaps be a possibility that organic prophetic dreams are less common than we have thought? Could the prevalence of prophetic dreams potentially be attributed to a manipulative design—intended to facilitate an avenue of influence over our creative capacity? There may be enough basis here to at least consider this as a possibility.

What may be consistent with this is the fact that prophetic dreams seem predominantly to be negative. What they most commonly prognosticate are adverse circumstances, frequently involving death or terrible accidents—very much akin to “nightmares”. If we’re looking at this from the angle that they’re intended and not accidental—why then would this be the case? We know there is small probability for avoidance; we know that apprehension can bring us more vibrationally in line with negative outcomes; we also know, with certainty, that negative emotions (stimulated by such dreams) can adversely affect our energy field. This is not to say that there could be no legitimate reason for them, but only that there are valid questions needed to be asked, so that we can better ascertain the source of this phenomenon.

Touching back on our collective attitude towards dreams, we must admit that we do in fact have a latent sensitivity regarding their content. We are affected by them and, when unfavorable, they do at times cause varying degrees of concernment. It must be noted that this sensitivity is not limited to the spiritually-minded but is present, to some degree, in perhaps the majority of the human population. Accentuating this, I’ll briefly highlight a conversation I had with my sister (who is not spiritual) just a few weeks back: She remarked that she had a dream the previous night where she was in a car accident and had overturned her car. I asked her, before anything else, how it made her feel. Widening her eyes slightly, she responded “Like I might be in some kind of car accident!” … I think we should reflect on this and bear in mind that this kind of reasoning is not uncommon—and maybe not accidental. Lastly on this, I will just point out that I am not suggesting that prophetic dreams, in and of themselves, are necessarily a bad thing—but rather that an artificially induced inflation of their numbers (if they are in fact naturally infrequent) may precipitate an undue sensitivity regarding their significance—which, as I say, could be seen as favorable to the agendas of dream manipulation. Please note that, at present, this is only speculation. I am simply presenting, for the sake of open inquiry, an alternative hypothesis from which we can draw our own conclusions.

As another motive for dream manipulation, which could perhaps be the overarching reason, we should consider the principal source of sustenance required by dark entities. Peculiar as though it may be, it seems that the nourishment needed by such entities takes the form of negative (low-vibrational) emotional energy. The reason for this is presumably that, through some dubious feat, they have somehow managed to actually disconnect themselves from source-creator and thus have effectively rendered themselves cut-off from life-force energy. I suspect this wasn’t actually due to their being “banished”, but rather that their energy fields, through their own actions, had reached a virtually incompatible wavelength with the background cosmic energy. And now, in order for the continuation of their existence, unsuspecting host systems have to be found and clandestinely converted into production facilities—which is essentially a process of downgrading energy to a frequency that is in sympathy with their own vibration. Obviously, once a source has been secured, the procedure would likely be to optimize its output, using any and all means to increase fear-based emotion and—most fundamentally—the negative manifestations which give rise to it.

As to the role that manipulated dreams play in this, I would say it’s self-explanatory that the nightmare not only generates fear, but perhaps a relatively potent form of it. Excluding people who live in, for instance, war-torn or dangerous parts of the world, it is probably nightmares that give rise to fear the most often. I have to say, for myself anyway, that nightmares are really the only time that I experience fear. And I should remark here, considering my own dreams at least, that there are definitely indications that some of them are purposefully designed to do just that.

I cite here my persistently recurring dreams of being stranded in inescapable darkness—one of which, the most noteworthy of them all, occurred conspicuously the night of my last birthday: As usual, I suddenly find myself in my house in complete darkness—although this time there’s an unusually foreboding atmosphere and, to my perplexity, I find that all my appliances are amiss; my fridge is wide open; my oven has been pulled away from the wall; there’s an overly large trash bag in the middle of the floor (which I was uneager to open); and, most portentously, my television has been turned on. Immediately persuaded that this was paranormal activity, I rush in an attempt to turn on the lights, but as usual I’m foiled in this as the power has been cut-off. As regularly unfolds, I bewilderedly struggle to find a source of light, discovering every contrivance to be mysteriously dysfunctional (even candles)—except this time, quite unprecedentedly, I find when I awaken that my real television has surprisingly been turned on, moderately loudly, to an irregular music station which, I further noted, was playing an exceptionally disagreeable tune.

The preceding dream, for the record, exemplifies what I think are some of the classic hallmarks of an “overt” manipulated dream, which I would characterize as a sort of mischievous trickery; however, as far as a fear producing dream, this of course in no way typifies their standard form. Some of them, which surely many can bear witness to, are to a far degree much more malicious. For the record, I have evaluated the dream in the sense of it being natural and symbolic, however, due to its association with the subsequent paranormal event, there seems a strong likelihood that this was attributable to manipulation.

Returning to the idea of their generation of fear, I would also draw attention to the fact that most dreams go unaccounted for—perhaps as much as 95% of them. So the impression we have that only a small amount of dreams incite fear is perhaps not substantiated. We could really only speculate as to how many dreams are actually fear producing and, as should be pointed out, even the most acute and severe nightmares, as I have discovered myself, can go entirely under the radar and all memories of them rendered completely irretrievable. In addition, we should bear in mind that fear is only one particular variety of negative, low-vibrational emotion. We should contemplate all off the other dream scenarios which evoke negative emotions other than fear—of which there are undoubtedly plenty. Furthermore, it should be made clear that I am not at all suggesting that manipulated dreams are the primary stimulus of negative energy, but rather, as I alluded earlier, are probably more intended as a supplementary derivation, used with the aim of elevating it to more optimal levels.

The last practicable reason for dream manipulation, which is likely to be the most incontrovertible, would be as a means to corrupt one’s spiritual guidance. In regard to this, it should be taken for granted, given the methods of the opposition, that virtually every source of multidimensional information will be seized upon and compromised using advanced methods. It follows from this that the procedure used in evaluation of dream material would necessarily have to be up to par with such refined techniques. I would think it should be somewhat comprehensive and, of course, gauged according to what we understand of higher dimensional principles—Is its guidance in complete accord with oneness? With this being said, I would further suggest that it needs to be somewhat analytical and not entirely based on intuition. My estimation is that they have taken intuition into account—and have likely devised ways to circumnavigate its perusal. One such method—which is universal and could certainly be applied to dream content—is to immerse the deceptive portion of information into an overall context containing distinguishable truths. This would mask the disinformation and through sensing the validity of the surrounding information may potentially cause your intuitive faculty to misfire and resonate as genuine truth. In view of this, I would consider some minor analysis advisable—not to exclude intuition—but to supplement it so as to fail-safe against such techniques.

So with dream-based guidance, depending on the wariness of the individual, the foremost role of the corruptive entity I should think would be to maintain the belief that the source of information behind the dream is secure. This would naturally be a very delicate task of implanting dream content which always, on the surface, seemed to be benevolent and never going too far with the corruptive elements so as to not arouse suspicion. As I’ve touched on in the preceding, it would be to package the deception into a very wholesome, auspicious-looking dream, however, the intendment of the message (if correctly deciphered) would divert the individual away from his true interests. One of the most common tactics to corrupt guidance in this way is to introduce “distractive” elements.

To illustrate what I mean, say for instance a novice spiritual initiate goes to see a medium for a reading. Completely unbeknownst to the initiate (and the medium as well), the entities which are channeling the information are clever imposters who, through a sleight of hand, reveal to him that he is none other than the long-awaited reincarnation of King Tut. Intrigued, but in no way convinced of this, the initiate leaves and during his sleep that night (unaware that dreams can be manipulated), is bestowed with imagery of pyramids, obelisks and hieroglyphics—and upon awakening is seen as glorious confirmation that after all he was indeed the long-awaited King Tut. And thus, instead of focusing on genuine spiritual attainment, he embarks on a long drawn-out journey to rediscover his past as Tutankhamen—much to the satisfaction of the entities.

Where dream deception gets a lot more complex is in situations where the dreamer is aware of the reality of manipulated dreams. In such situations, what seems to unfold is that the entities will attempt to shape your impression of what “the manipulated dream” looks like. Depending on the individual, they will first hold fast to the hope that you retain the impression of manipulated dreams being exclusively negative in appearance. They’ll likely very early on deliberately stage a few “transparent” manipulated dreams, which will be negative and which you will latch onto and form a conception as to the tell-tale features of a manipulated dream. And thereafter, you will evaluate the authenticity of dreams based on these learned clues. Unbeknownst to you, however, the entities had all along possessed the means to replicate the exact characteristics of any quality of dream, even the most benevolent in nature. So, by and large, it seems as though their procedure is to gradually condition our perception of dreams with the overall aim of camouflaging their deception. In addition to this, once the dreamer has been primed in this way and is consciously looking for the “false” clues of a manipulated dream, the entities may then attempt to undermine your legitimate dream guidance by using a process which can be referred to as “earmarking”. How it is achieved is through duplicating whatever your genuine advisements would be and then attaching to them certain details which will cause you to suspect its origin. Such details could encompass a variety of things, but are usually slightly ignoble elements, based in materiality and unreflective of higher principles. Ultimately what this results in is a disregard for your legitimate objectives—or at the very least confusion.

In return to the overall subject of dream manipulation, an important question that we should feel compelled to answer is—to what extent are our dreams being manipulated? If we know they have the capability; if we know they’re already engaged in it; if we know they have rather strong motivations for doing so—then what safeguard is there to prevent their dominance over the dream landscape? Moreover, what reason would they have to refrain from it? I’m not presupposing this is our situation, but in such a scenario, deeper questions would need to be explored. In particular, it seems fairly demonstrative that there is an inverse permeation that occurs with our conscious experience in the dream plane. To explain: It is fairly well recognized that our conscious experience in the real-world filters into the dreamworld via our subconscious. However, I feel confident in asserting that there’s clearly an observable transference which occurs in the other direction. Quite simply, our experience in the dreamworld has an influence on our consciousness in the real world. This is exhibited clearly when we notice how different we feel in the morning after having a pleasant dream compared with that of a nightmare. This may seem obvious, and perhaps pointless to some, however, in light of dream manipulation, it has all new meaning and relevance.

The implications of this became clearly recognizable to me on the following occasion: I was in the midst of an important spiritual practice where one willfully abstains from sensory pleasure with the aim of vibrational enhancement. I intended to go for at least a month with this and near to the halfway point, unsurprisingly, there came a climax of discomfort. I started to rationalize throwing in the towel, although, for the most part, was successfully maintaining. However, very conspicuously at this low-point, I was besieged with a series of exhilarant dreams, full of excitement and people, and very markedly centered around material indulgence. Upon waking from these, I was completely saturated with this desire to go out and luxuriate in material pleasures. It was however no doubt spiritually inadvisable and of course irrational, because I had already embarked on this practice and would have rendered it null not going through with it the whole way. Nevertheless, my mindset was so significantly altered from this, and the urge so strong, that I deviated anyway—and in so doing careened way of my spiritual path, as I didn’t recommence with the practice for at least another month. So ultimately what this seemingly benign dream ended up facilitating was the complete derailment of my primary spiritual endeavor—at which I would have been naïve not to realize as having been calculated.

So essentially what I’m hypothesizing here is that there may be a hidden subversive element to dreams that has so far gone largely unaccounted for. If it was in fact the dream which drove me off course, then what we have here, more or less, is a subtle form of mind-control. The dream engendered a particular frame of mind which was clearly used in deliberation of swaying my decision making. Additionally, the fact that it was premeditated suggests that such methods have already been in use. In consideration of this, it may be worthwhile to think carefully about the extent of how this could be utilized and its overall implications. If, as I’ve suggested as a possibility, our dream scenarios are often being tampered with by interdimensionals, and we’re submersed in these scenarios eight hours of every day, then perhaps there exists, to some degree, the possibility of conditioning (or subconscious programming). Reflecting on this, I would remind the reader that virtually the totality of dream experience is lost to conscious memory, however, still exists alive and well within the subconscious and, as would certainly be agreed, has a latent impact on our psychological condition. I’m certainly not prepared to draw any far-reaching conclusions, but as I think I’ve pointed out, there are reasonable grounds here which suggest this is something perhaps worthy of our attention and further investigation.

In conjunction with this topic, I would like to focus attention on the particular characteristics of the dream state of consciousness, which I feel sheds an important light on the nature of dream manipulation and perhaps the mechanism by which it is enabled. When we actually take stock of our awareness while in the dream, there are many peculiarities which should be given some consideration. Overall, what’s particularly noteworthy is the nebulous and shifting nature of our focus and attention span. It’s rather as if our awareness is perpetually fading in and out—acutely aware of something in one instant, yet, in the next, has shifted entirely to something else, leaving all recollection of the previous moment by the wayside. What seems to be driving our sporadic attention is this incessant and irregular stream of thoughts, which on some level appear to be fairly random, however, when broadly examined, clearly show a definite design and planning behind them. Ultimately, and rather interestingly, these emerging thoughts always appear to be generating the outline of a theme or story; a story which very often is curiously unreminiscent of our ordinary knowledge and experience. When seriously scrutinizing these stories, I’m not very inclined to agree that it’s only a matter of subconscious defragmenting. There’s too much that’s extraneous; too much that’s of a recondite nature and inconsistent with the human mind. As for the higher-self, I’m not discounting this source, but for it to be solely derived from there seems questionable, as there are just too many aspects of dreams that are unreflective of higher-dimensional attributes. In consideration of this, I would say it’s hardly implausible to suggest that, in some cases, this stream of thought which is shaping the stories is actually being telepathically projected from an outside source.

As is widely known now, the human mind possesses a natural telepathic capability, which essentially entails the faculty of more or less that of a radio receiver. As a consequence of this, we’re openly subjectable to externally originated thought-forms. For the most part, this isn’t easily perceptible because of the high activity of our normal brainwave state, which, because of its quick oscillation, congests our mind to the point of being non-receptive. However, as we descend into sleep our brainwave frequency slows down and we become increasingly receptive to outside thought-forms. Considering this reality and our obvious vulnerability in not being aware of it, it’s likely this avenue of influence would be exploited. In vindication of this, I’ll briefly highlight a particular moment in a dream where I had apparently been asked about my broad views of society: It was by a girl named Lauren, and I have little recollection of the context, but, as my response, I proceeded to give her a quite detailed philosophy but which, astoundingly, was in no shape or form resemblant of my own views. I suspect there must have been calculation with this, as these views were not only objectionable to me, but were the very views of which I disapprove the most. It was essentially that of the “cut-and-dry” logic, typical of authoritarianism. I remember saying something along the lines of: “The biggest problem with society is the overburden of lazy and unproductive people”—to which I was absolutely stunned in recollection of. Even more curious, and which should not be passed off, was the fact that at no point during this discourse did I ever recognize my extremely uncharacteristic behavior. In review of this—underscoring the distinctive and tell-tale sentiment of the above—it seems more than probable that this was originating from a lower-vibrational intelligence. Moreover, it’s conceivable to me that this may very well be one of the central mechanisms by which dreams are being manipulated. Very craftily, it is being done from the inside out. Thoughts are being projected inward and, through our own agencies, are then manifested outward into the dream.

In closing, we can perhaps conclude here that the conventional model of dream philosophy is, to some degree, incomplete. The reality of dream manipulation is a crucial factor and is most certainly a game changer. Many of us not only take dreams seriously but are consciously deriving information from them, which is then at times implemented into a course of action. It is therefore perhaps important that we are taking into account the possibility of deception. The notion of setting an intention, which could work to some benefit, may not negate entirely the potential of outside influence. It may turn out that there are clever loopholes with this, and as I’ve mentioned the dream plane may still technically qualify as a collective environment, entailing that we may not be capacitated to disallow communal manifestation—just as in third dimensional reality. Furthermore, I think we should acknowledge the fact that dreams are undoubtedly a means of influence over our manifestation capacity, and that our limited awareness of dream manipulation is primarily what enables this. By becoming streetwise to manipulation, we are in a better position to discern their validity and less likely to be swayed by dreams that seem to denote negative portent—which, with many, are a frequent occurrence. On a final note, I would suggest that we remain opened-minded with dreams and continue to explore alternative ideas. Let us not go the way of the mainstream and become rigid in our thinking, dismissive of possibilities which we have not yet endeavored to rule out.

 

About the author: I would consider myself a spiritual advisor who’s focused primarily on the newly awakening—helping to facilitate soul-purpose activation. I see it as central the task of bringing abstract metaphysical concepts further in range of acceptability of the rationalistic mainstream. In addition, I see it as also vital the need to reassess the whole of spiritual philosophy and to establish with greater certainty the veracity of our prevailing beliefs. It is an exhilarating line of work, and I’m greatly honored to take part in it. I reside in Ebensburg, Pennsylvania USA, and I make myself available to anyone who wishes me to expand on anything. I can be reached at: Hallahan11@yahoo.com

 

~via In5D.com

OPENHAND: “5D Shift: What Will The New 5D Paradigm Look Like?”

“The 5D New Paradigm (actually 5D, 6D and 7D) already exists. We’re living in two worlds right now not one. And the most essential thing is that you get to know the New Paradigm yourself, in your daily living, right now.”

~Openhand

 

Imagine a world were everything is interconnected as frequencies of light; where you feel at peace, cherished and nurtured, where there’s infinite possibility in the day to express yourself and unfold the next highest version of you. Imagine everything working in harmony together. Imagine a world where conflict has transformed into constructive confrontation to peel away that which doesn’t serve, so as to find the next highest harmony. Imagine a place where there are always enough resources to be who you really are, and where fear and suffering have fallen away.

This is what it’s like to live fully in 5D consciousness in the New Paradigm.

My only question is, why wait?

The Not-So Truman Show

It’s time to wake up from the amnesia. It comes as quite a shock when you realise that as Homo Sapiens, you’ve been caught in an experiment by an Opposing Consciousness whose very purpose it is to control, downgrade and enslave. Ever seen the film The Truman Show? Take a moment, see the perfect metaphor of the reality game show people have been contained within……

You just know it don’t you! If you’re reading this, the delusion is already coming into view. But the Intervention is exceptionally clever. It keeps creating new episodes of the drama to bend and distort people back into the show. It could be that new ‘eco-friendly system’, where we’re all consuming exactly what we want, just as long as it has that all important “eco” stamp on the label. Yet it’s still a prison cell — this one just designed to assuage a degree of guilt about how society is obliterating the eco-systems and mercilessly exploiting other life.

Let’s wake up, it doesn’t have to be like this! Just like Truman, we can all step out of the Show!

The Grand Deception

The greatest part of the deception has been to disconnect Humanity from his multidimensional self. This primarily happens through the fourth density, playing on karmic attachment, inserting energetic implants, thus causing addiction to lower behaviourisms through lack of trust. Humanity has lost trust in the divine that the flow itself can furnish everything we need. It’s not humanity’s fault — by playing dissonant frequencies through the field via electrosmog, an eddy current in the flow — a “Truman Show” — has been created. It’s a clever way of controlling reality. And yet there’s no longevity to it. In the end all control breaks down: it’s like you’ve put an achor in the space-time-continuum, a dam in the stream, but since everything is interconnected, spacetime bends and gathers around it until eventually the anchor is wripped up. And so the Intervention moves onto another planet, perhaps it’s Mars this time — all aboard SpaceX or Virgin Galactic — with the happless Truman Show in tow. It’s just another series in another landscape, but with the same limiting agenda.

How about we step out of the show now? It’s not that difficult to reclaim your multidimensionality. I’d say there needs to be a couple of essential things landing for you: (1) the realisation that you’re in something like the Truman Show and don’t want to be there anymore (2) the daily commitment to find your authentic soul truth.

What Will 5D Reality Look Like?

There are many characteristics of the soul, but when you’re in your authentic soul-ray-harmonic, what people say is that it just feels ‘right’. There is a ‘rightness’ to it. That’s not right as in ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, just the sense and feeling that you’re in resonance in that moment for you. Imagine you were an ET from another constellation and you’d never seen a guitar before or heard it play. Nevertheless, you’d instantly know when a chord was being played that was in tune. When you’ve felt your soul resonance once, there’s nothing quite like it, nothing that this synthetic reality can ever replicate. So keep looking for that new chord, that new tune, keep playing it, because that’s exactly how the illusion evaporates like some distant desert mirage. Whatever the smart-phone-distraction, whatever the next social-media-must-see, keep playing that tune which is yours, and sure as the sun coming up over the ocean, just like Truman, you will escape into reality.

The 5D New Paradigm (actually 5D, 6D and 7D) already exists. We’re living in two worlds right now not one. And the most essential thing is that you get to know the New Paradigm yourself, in your daily living, right now. We can share reflections, yes, but you have to live it for yourself to be there. Here’s my vision-knowing, I felt to share so as to inspire…

Imagine a world without concrete cities, highrise buildings, without cars and trains and planes. Imagine all the pollution and electrosmog gone. Imagine governments, police forces and armies dissipated. A place where there’s no war or conflict. And most essentially, a place where ALL sentient life is respected and cherished. A place where there is no requirement, need nor desire to consume another creature. Imagine the consciousness of all life here being rejuvenated in a higher vibration of light. Imagine that as you express your authentic self, light bends around you to create a vehicle for your expression. Imagine waking up for the day (you actually never go to sleep), and your purpose is to learn, evolve and grow, to experience the fullness of who you are. Imagine that as you create, you’re creating in harmony with a group of souls closely resonant on your frequency, so it feels totally harmonious. This is a brief glimpse of my knowing-sense of the New Paradigm. Crucially, I experience it as already here, already around us.

What might it look like for you?

We’re Not Waiting for Some Big “Event”

The point is that you can’t wait for the next big “Event” to realise this. Yes the planet is undergoing phenomenal transformation and transition. Over time, the old reality will steadily break down. If you’re truly honest with yourself, surely you can see it doing that right now. It’s getting increasingly dissonant with the authentic vibrations day by day, doing its damndest to shift and shape so as to lock people into another episode. But that’s just the karmic construct twisting and turning in its end game.

Here’s the crucial point — to fully shift into the New Paradigm, you have to be ALREADY living it as the karmic construct peels off. If you’re here in this reality, then the chances are that you have karma to process and so fragments of soul are bound into the old reality. It’s these that keep creating the illusions of the Truman Show — people keep getting sucked back in through distortions in relationships, careers and general living circumstances. And yet if you’re reading this, likelihood is that you’ve already had experiences of what it’s like to be living in 5D (and 6D/7D). The essential thing is that you keep digging for these kinds of experiences in daily life. It’s definitely NOT waiting for “The Event” — that’s likely just another deception. Yes there will be plenty of events in the Shift to the New Paradigm, but the point is to live it right now.

Here’s how to know you’re living 5D consciousness now, with 5 typical experiences.

Time to Step Right Out of The Truman Show

So my encouragement is not to wait. You can explore higher dimensional consciousness in every aspect of your life. Beware, there are a zillion reasons the Truman Show recreates to keep people locked into the illusion. Don’t be fooled. In your soul you know the truth. Keep trusting in the guidance coming through you. Keep checking that against the synchronistic interplay of the flow. Keep exploring and inquiring. And don’t worry about making ‘mistakes’ — I can tell you, I have only ever truly found the flow by the times I’ve mistakenly stepped out of it!

The New Paradigm is there for you right now. You know it intrinsically in the core of your being. When you’re in it, it just feels ‘right’. You’re seeing and stepping through the density, out of the Truman Show…

I know this is not always easy. There are so many blinkers to keep people locked in. But I have the privilege of meeting and working with people around the world who are steadily breaking free, choice by choice, step by step, moment by moment. Yes the density pulls you back in for a time, but it’s never long before the next wave sweeps you up again!

In loving support,
Open 🙏

 

~via WakeUp-World.com

LISA RENEE (Time Shift Blog): “Pestilence Program”

Dear ES Family,

As we enter into 2019, at this time so many people that are near and dear to us, many people around us are undergoing a major consciousness shift in the foundation of their identity. As many of us are well aware, this can appear to be a major life upheaval, and thus this period of time can be extremely challenging for many people. We are enduring stages of the planetary dark night of the soul, whether consciously on the spiritual path, or unconsciously on the spiritual path. We are all engaged at some level of this combination of dismantling and its result, which is designed to catalyze a personal renewal process that changes our direction in life. Recently, the larger collective consciousness themes are surfacing around any power struggles or conflicts that exist in the nature of our current station of identity. This includes all of the structures around us and in our environment that reinforce the beliefs we have about our core identity, or how we experience our sense of self in this world.

So many of us in this spiritual family, many humans on the earth right now are undergoing a deep level of change in their core foundation that supported their current station of identity. When that foundation cracks, if the foundation has been built upon deception, or a lack of seeing the whole truth, these cracks weaken the core foundation and the people, places and things that were reinforcing our environment start to crumble away. We are seeing these cracks surface now into view, and this is the blessing which allows us to strengthen and solidify our core and our spiritual foundation. To know that when we intend to build the house for our inner spirit, we build it on the permanent strength and foundation that is based in truth.

This is a time of inquiring on the nature of truth. What truth means to us. How do we speak truth, live truth, think truth to the best of our ability, while being a human being, on a planet undergoing the chaotic event of consciousness liberation. We must seek to understand ourselves while navigating on a prison planet, and begin to forgive ourselves for allowing the anti-human conditions in which we find ourselves living within on this planet today. However, every time we undergo a significant breaking apart of foundation, it can impact the deeper part our ability to trust, to trust the universe, to trust God, to trust ourselves, and to ultimately know who we can trust and how to trust others. When we break down our identity and that which had reinforced that identity, we can lose trust in the entire spiritual ascension process.

In holding that awareness that many beloved human beings around us are enduring a crisis of faith, and are also enduring a crisis of truth. Things in the external are confusing, and we need to take the time out to get clear about the necessity to break down the areas in one’s life where deceptions have been built upon something in our sense of identity, that have created illusions and self-deceptions. Which ultimately, in the longer term, can harm us if they are not corrected.

Understanding these cracks in the firmament are that which we are sensing, maybe in terms of loved ones near us undergoing massive shifts in their identity, in their reinforcements of identity, whatever that environment may have been. Our relationships are undergoing big changes right now. Our relationships are a type of reinforcement of our identity, our significant other, our boyfriend, girlfriend or spouse, our family members, our jobs or careers, methods of which we interact with the world at large, all of this has levels of reinforcing our identity every day to define what we do in this world. This is undergoing shifts in the core foundation, at every level. Being patient, holding inner stillness as an observer to the process of change, helps this shifting through the core foundation of identity to be much easier and smoother at this time. To bring compassionate understanding to those around us that we may see in our own communities, and in our own families, while in our work environments, whatever it may be. Note that the common theme we may see is the breaking down of foundation in people, places or things, which have been built either on deceptions, lies of omission, denials, or a lack of understanding the larger picture. When structures break down reinforcements, many times there is a surface purge of miasmatic debris, dead energy, or previous obsolete patterns, and the combined weight of these forces in our body can manifest into ascension flu, assorted dropping density symptoms, or other types of physical illness.

As a result of the energetic terrain shifting in the collective field, I’d like to share that since December, the acute focus has been the awareness of an assortment of Pestilence Programs surfacing in the planetary field, that appear to be the result of both an organic process of shifting massive amounts of collective miasma, combined with negative forces capitalizing on disease programming in order to suppress those awakening or shifting into higher embodiment stages. Essentially, to keep awakening people feeling mired in physical disease programs and the medical turnstile. Many of these disease programs are from many years past, previous timelines, such as the energy signature of the Bubonic Plague, which has been present over the last 30 days. As some of us are aware, the spraying of disease patterns into the collective consciousness grids both through electromagnetic means, and chemtrail spraying of pathogenic cocktails, are genetic modification methods used to control gene expression in an awakening public. By intentionally routing awakening people into the medical system merry-go-round to seek help for unusual physical symptoms, this works to keep people distracted from really what is happening, while suppressing their awakening potential.

Thus, at this time, please be aware that there is a full spectrum electromagnetic assault of Pestilence Programming being targeted in sweeps into the planetary grid networks. This seems to have additional specific targeting to those who do grid work, and work in the planetary field in some capacity, designed as retaliation by Luciferian forces, who are not happy with our recent achievements in the Albion-Cathar body in United Kingdom, France, Spain and Brazil. Please educate yourself about Armageddon Software and its third mode of targeting, the horseman pulsing of the pestilence program, which is an electromagnetic assault of an assortment of disease programs that are pulsed into the collective miasma in the lower dimensions, usually in the phantom or dead energy layers, embedded in the Qlippoth dead shells of negative forms.

Thus, this may be the time to apply special care to the physical body, and to help the body clear disease programs, and the potential blood infection (sepsis) stemming from the miasmatic clouds surfacing in the collective fields. Some recent clearings have surfaced in the field in regard to Coxsackie Virus, Bubonic Plague, Mycoplasma Pneumonia, Lyme Disease, German Measles (Rubella), Avian Bird Flus. Each of these pathogenic organisms have specific energy signatures that are connected to demonic gestalts and black magic, as well as reversal energies running circuitry in the body, which interferes with proper life force flow in the internal channels and generates issues that the medical professionals call cancer. Pay attention, get the rest you require, and do whatever you can and have available to you to take good care of your body and strengthen immunity.

For now, here is more on Pestilence programming from the Ascension Glossary, to know how to clear it, is to first know that it exists.

Pestilence Program

The definition of a Pestilence is any infectious, fatal disease that is widespread or an evil influence or deliverer. An example of a pestilence is the bubonic plague. A disease that causes widespread crop damage or animal deaths can also be called a pestilence. In its Biblical use it generally indicates that these are otherworldy visitations that act as consequences to evil or immoral behavior. The word is most frequently used in the prophetic books, and it occurs 25 times in Jeremiah and Ezekiel, always associated with the sword and famine. In 4 other passages it is combined with noisome or evil beasts, or war. [1]

Infection

Infection is the invasion of an organism’s body tissues by disease-causing agents, their multiplication, and the reaction of host tissues to the infectious agents and the toxins they produce. Infectious disease, also known as transmissible disease or communicable disease, is illness resulting from an infection.

Infections are caused by infectious agents including viruses, viroids, prions, bacteria, nematodes such as parasitic roundworms and pinworms, arthropods such as ticks, mites, fleas, and lice, fungi such as ringworm, and other macroparasites such as tapeworms and other helminths.[2]

Bubonic Plague

Bubonic Plague is one of three types of plague caused by bacterium Yersinia pestis. One to seven days after exposure to the bacteria, flu-like symptoms develop.These include fever, headaches, and vomiting. Swollen and painful lymph nodes occur in the area closest to where the bacteria entered the skin. Occasionally the swollen lymph nodes may break open.

The three types of plague are the result of the route of infection: bubonic plague, septicemic plague, and pneumonic plague. Bubonic plague is mainly spread by infected fleas from small animals. It may also result from exposure to the body fluids from a dead plague-infected animal. In the bubonic form of plague, the bacteria enter through the skin through a flea bite and travel via the lymphatic vessels to a lymph node, causing it to swell. Diagnosis is made by finding the bacteria in the blood, sputum, or fluid from lymph nodes.[3]

Armageddon Software

The Armageddon Software programs, such as War, Pestilence and Cataclysm fears, or many other fear programs which can be interchanged as they are similar bio-warfare Mind Control programs used on the earth to suppress human consciousness. This is a Psycho-Spiritual Warfare strategy used against humanity by the Negative Aliens through their False Gods and False Father Satanic religions to use SRA to repeatedly kill and torture humans through war. The Armageddon Software is the companion Mind Control system which is activated through the Crucifixion Implants as a Holographic Insert in the planetary body and human body. The Jehovian Grids and the Jehovah religions are used to power up these NAA Violent Religions to increase fear, terror and wars over of God.

Horseman Of Apocalypse

Though theologians and popular culture differ on the first Horseman, the four riders are often seen as symbolizing Conquest or Pestilence (and less frequently, the Christ or the Antichrist), War, Famine, and Death. [4]

Pestilence Program = Vaccination

Recently, there has been media spin promoting disease programming through the aggressive creation of fear and the push for legalizing forced vaccinations of children and hospital workers. Many articles have been posted recently in the news by medical professionals urging you to vaccinate, combined with a variety of public relation messages to urge people to trust our health to the medical system professional. This implies the average person is unintelligent and incapable in regards to managing their own health and body, and the pushed Propaganda is to give our power fully over to the people that make multiple billions in revenue from the medical and pharmaceutical industry. Who with common sense can truly believe that these drug companies have our families health and wellbeing as their first priority? This is a perfect example of Psycho-Spiritual Warfare (mind control) operation directed to the public to create panic around the medical agenda to prescribe as many pharmaceuticals and vaccinations as possible, without people questioning or performing due diligence on what they are actually being injected with or swallowing. The hard question to ask is who is benefiting from this propaganda, and why are they pushing Vaccinations and saturating the media with commercials to ask the “friendly doctors you can trust” on the latest pharmaceutical or medical device so aggressively now?

It is blaringly obvious that there is a massive conflict of interest between the public’s health and wellbeing that stands between the billions of dollars generated to the Pharmaceutical companies and their medical representatives. No sane person can refute this, it is fact. Happy drug commercials with smiling paid actors to hide following the trail of money is just one of the agendas at work to pull the wool over people’s eyes. We are not even addressing the sinister details of the NAA eugenicist program that is actually behind this propaganda of pushing the vaccine and pharmaceutical agenda. This is just about plain common sense and following the money to see who actually gets paid incredible amounts of money in order to carry out the Armageddon Software which includes the Pestilence program. [5] (See Vaccinations)

Neurological Toxins

We can be blocked from receiving these higher frequencies transmitted during the Ascension Cycle, even when we are directly exposed to them, from excessive distraction in materialism, being bombarded with low ELF or radio waves, or from uncleared accumulated negativity and toxic exposures. There is tremendous amount of chaotic forces being purposely spread in order to confuse, obfuscate, distract and trap the masses into very low frequency behaviors that continually drain their energies. Additionally, on planet earth we are exposed to an array of neurological toxins designed to impair the organic functioning of the autonomic nervous system and keep brain wave activity in high stress states. Pharmaceuticals, vaccinations, Chemtrails, ELF, radio wave and wi-fi exposures, genetic modified foods, preservatives, aspartame and recreational drugs are all designed to impair or damage the nervous system over a period of time with continued exposure, dulling the higher sensory ability and suppressing Consciousness of the human being. When we become aware of the potentially harmful effects hidden inside the push of mass consumerism, we can make better choices to protect ourselves and our energies from being unconsciously drained by these forces using Consumptive Modeling to push their products on us.[6]

Genetic Engineering

One way Genetic Engineering works is by physically removing a gene from one organism and inserting it into another, giving the organism the potential ability to express the trait encoded by that inserted gene. Bacterium and virus can be used in the spraying of Chemtrails that have carriers with genetically labbed organisms that are intentionally designed to insert genes to carry certain infections used for gene transcription, and to which the Pestilence agenda remains unseen and largely unknown by the masses. The gene with the desired traits must be coated and copied from thousands of genes that had been collected, and then inserted, injected or inhaled in the targeted groups. This process is also called Gene Cloning. See Mind Controlled Gene Expression. [7]

Nanotech Weapons and Morgellons

Nanotechnology weapons such as Morgellons are self replicating hollow fibers that are designed to read out the light finger print code of the DNA of the person infected with the Alien Implants technology and transform it to a signal that is detectable to be tracked, tested and harvested. It appears to be self-assembly nanobot technology related to transhumanist agenda of the Archons for artificial light harvesting.

For a moment holding in our heart and loving prayer for all of those that may not be feeling well, or are dealing with the collective disease programming during the ascension cycle. May all be strengthened and spiritually healed through peace and unconditional love. To know this peace and unconditional love in their own experience and to extend this peace and unconditional love to their brothers, sisters and friends throughout the community. May we hold this intention of brotherhood, sisterhood, peace and love and perfect health throughout our ES Community now. As we move into this new year cycle, may we all be strengthened and healed in our spiritual community and beyond, to feel the palpable peace and unconditional love that is offered through our direct connection with God Source, that lends us radiant health and energetic balance.

May perfect health bless you,

Lisa

P.S. Please be aware that this information is provided for supporting your informed consent and improved awareness about the existence of such programs, and that you alone are responsible for researching and performing your own due diligence to educate yourself about your personal health. This information is not to be construed as medical advice.

 

~via EnergeticSynthesis.com – Time Shift Blog – January 8, 2019

MATEO SOL: “11 Traps That Sabotage Spiritual Growth”

“No matter what the practice or teaching, ego loves to wait in ambush to appropriate spirituality for its own survival and gain.”

~Chögyam Trungpa, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism

 

Spiritual growth is an experience we all go through once we have experienced the spiritual awakening process. As we begin to awaken to the truth of who we are, we develop a connection to our authentic essence, higher nature or Soul.

As we progressively advance on our paths, our spiritual essence begins to blossom like a luminous flower deep in our heart. And the more we clear away the dead, gnarled and overgrown beliefs, perspectives, and emotional baggage within us, the more clearly we feel our divine essence. When we maintain our inner garden, we feel more and more love, wisdom, peace, and wholeness as our True Nature is revealed slowly to us.

Yet, like any garden, our metaphorical inner landscapes can be consumed by weeds, plagues, and forms of pollution that strangle anything beautiful we have been nurturing. Sometimes, we even sabotage the growth occurring within us ourselves, without knowing it.

What is Spiritual Growth?

 

“This isn’t a journey about becoming something.  This is about unbecoming who we are not.”

~Adyashanti, The End of Your World

 

Spiritual growth is the process of awakening to your true nature, purpose, and potential. When you undergo spiritual growth you experience an expansion in awareness and insight, also known as higher consciousness. All spiritual growth has one objective: to help you embody your Soul, Higher Self or Atman. Once you are able to unite with your Soul, you will experience what is understood as enlightenment, “heaven,” Oneness or moksha.

The problem with the spiritual journey is that it is often laden with traps of many kinds. These traps are not physical, but they are instead mental and are often referred to as anti-awakening forces.

As we process life primarily through the mind, we also tend to approach spirituality with the mind. The issue with this is that spirituality cannot be contained by the limitations of thought. Once spirituality is captured within a thought, it ceases to maintain its true essence and instead becomes a constricting belief or dogma. In other words, spirituality loses its alive, ever-flowing essence once it is compartmentalized within the mind.

Think about it this way: have you ever felt immense awe and wonder in the presence of something beautiful and enchanting like a sunrise? The moment you stop immersing yourself in the feeling of the sunrise, and start taking a photo of it or describing it in a text message, is the moment you are no longer truly present with the sunrise. Instead, you are filtering it through your thoughts or through a lens of some kind. The same can be said with spirituality.

The more we use the mind to approach our Soul, the further our Soul feels. But the moment we drop our thoughts and allow ourselves to purely feel our Soul, suddenly we feel at home once again. Think of it like this: when you chase the sun on the horizon thinking you will reach it, you never will, because it is an illusion. But when you stop and feel the sun’s presence shining on your skin already, you will no longer chase anything.

It is difficult for us, as mind-oriented beings, to become conscious of our thoughts, as we have been conditioned to identify with them since a young age. But once we can observe our thoughts and how they tend to sabotage our happiness, we will experience true spiritual growth.

11 Traps that Sabotage Spiritual Growth

Below I want to share with you eleven of the most common traps that we fall into on the spiritual path. I have personally experienced these pitfalls many times, and they have resulted in a lot of pain and struggle. See how many of these traps you can identify with:

1. The trap of spiritual bypassing

Spiritual bypassing is the practice of using spirituality to avoid, suppress or escape from certain emotions or situations in life. Common types of spiritual bypassing include:

  • numbing one’s emotions through “spiritualized” repression and avoidance
  • unhealthy obsession and attachment to the positive (e.g. positive thinking) and adopting a passive-aggressive “nice” mask
  • debilitating judgment about one’s negativity or shadow self
  • anger-phobia
  • weak personal boundaries
  • blind or excessively tolerant compassion (to the detriment of oneself and the other)
  • forcefully trying to “kill” the ego and condemning it as “bad/evil”
  • exaggerated detachment
  • getting stuck in theoretical spirituality and dogmatic beliefs about “truth”
  • denial of self-responsibility by placing it on another higher being (e.g. spirit guide, angel)
  • delusions of having arrived at a higher level of being
  • using spiritual practices to escape unpleasant emotions; for example,
  • using meditation to dissociate from emotions, rather than transmute them

2. The trap of superiority

This manifests as the tendency to “look down” upon others who are not as “consciously advanced” or “awakened.” The trap of superiority can be seen as a subtle feeling of “being better” than others who aren’t “spiritual.” In more extreme cases, this trap can appear as the tendency to lash out at people who are still “asleep,” “blind” or “sheep” of society. This kind of reactive behavior can often be seen in people who have just “woken up” to the state of the world, yet have undergone minimal spiritual growth. We need to remember that everyone is doing the best they can at their level of consciousness. When the time comes, they will awaken too.

3. The trap of forcefully trying to wake others up

Once we have awoken out of the “matrix” it is common for us to desperately want our loved ones and fellow peers to awaken. We can see how much pain and delusion other people are in, and that riles up in us the intense desire to “show them the truth.” However, often our attempt to forcefully awaken people misfires quickly. Even though we have good intentions, our desire to “save” others causes them to backlash in ways that infuriate both them and us. The less responsive they are to our pushy attempts to “wake them up,” the more frustrated and alienated we become. Eventually, trying to force others to wake up ends up harming both ourselves and others. Not only that, but this trap generates a lot of anger and misunderstanding, which results in further ego ensnarement, sabotaging our spiritual growth. Let people wake up when they are ready.

4. The trap of wanting to help others

This trap is closely entwined with the previous trap except it is more geared towards giving others advice. There is nothing wrong with wanting to help others, as long as you respect their boundaries. But sometimes developing an expanded spiritual perspective gives the ego an opportunity to feel more “knowledgeable” than others still trapped in illusion. When unsolicited advice is given to others, the results can be disastrous (think anger, upset, offense etc.).

Wanting to help others can also be used as a way of escaping our need to help ourselves. Under the guise of being “spiritual” and compassionate, helping others can be just another form of spiritual bypassing.

5. The trap of wanting to revolutionize the world

Once we wake up to the lies and corruption present in our current societal structure, many of us want to desperately change society. We fall into the trap of thinking that freedom, honesty, and justice can be created by changing the external system. As a result, we buy into the “us versus them” and “divide and conquer” mentality that is a product of the ego’s tunnel vision. We don’t realize that we’re actually fuelling the corrupt system which depends on anger and chaos to thrive and survive. Instead of understanding that all true change comes from an internal revolution, we get caught up in the pursuit of external revolution which is fragile and transient.

6. The trap of meaninglessness

Once we experience divine and transcendent states of being in which we become One with all, we can fall into the trap of spiritual nihilism after the experience passes. In other words, once we realize, from the perspective of the Universe, that nothing we do ultimately matters because all is passing, we can fall into a depressive mindset. Using truths such as “All is an illusion,” the person who falls for this trap tends to filter life through the mind. By mentally clinging to these truths, they become beliefs that the ego uses as an excuse to paradoxically feel separate from existence.

7. The trap of avoiding everyday responsibilities

Some people get so infatuated with the spiritual path that they avoid dealing with ordinary, everyday affairs. This form of escapism can lead to leeching off others, not paying bills, evading taxes, obsessing with “living off the grid,” etc. When avoiding everyday responsibilities is worn as a badge of being consciously elevated or “more spiritual” this too is a form of egotism in disguise. Avoiding ordinary responsibilities which are not perceived as being “spiritual enough” can also be a form of distraction that the ego uses to limit spiritual growth. The more concerned and obsessed you are with living an outwardly “spiritual” looking life, the more distanced from your inner work you become. Sometimes we need to feed the sharks to keep the calm and live balanced lives.

Remember the old Zen saying: “Before Enlightenment: chop wood, carry water; after Enlightenment: chop wood, carry water.” We need to be humble and recognize that ordinary daily life is the perfect place to spiritually grow and mature.

8. The trap of self-victimization

Soon after we experience a spiritual awakening and wake up to the insanity of the world, it is common for us to get stuck in self-victimization. We may start to perceive the world as a “prison” and other people as the “captives” or even “capturers.” The shock of awakening may send us spiraling into anxiety and paranoia. Inevitably, we may start feeling like victims resulting in us blaming other people and the higher powers for how we feel. The spiritual trap of self-victimization can be seen a lot on social media which often tends to become a pity party for spiritual fledglings. At the end of the day, we need to see that it is actually our thoughts that cause us to suffer, not other people or situations. Once we can take self-responsibility for our perspectives and beliefs, we can become empowered once again.

9. The trap of the Savior Complex

This trap is related to the previously mentioned trap of wanting to help others. The Savior Complex is adopted by people who feel a sense of superiority to the rest of humanity. Their sense of being “different” and more “spiritually elevated” can make them feel as though they are destined to fix the world. The Savior Complex can most often be seen within the “lightworker/Starseed/healer” circles who tend to put themselves up on pedestals, believing it is their cosmic duty to “save the planet.” This perception aligns with the belief that there is something “wrong” with reality and that other people are “broken” and need to be fixed (which is an ego perspective). This perception also reinforces the ego’s sense of “specialness” and self-importance.

The Savior Complex can go one step further and evolve into a Martyr Complex. Martyrs believe they must “bear the burdens” of others. Obviously, this is an extremely unhealthy way of living which is based on Christian conditioning (think of the story of Jesus). By “carrying” other people’s pain, Martyrs bypass taking responsibility for their own happiness and enable other people’s immature behavior. Read more about the Martyr Complex.

10. The trap of attachment

After experiencing profound and expansive mystical experiences which often come after significant spiritual growth, it is common for us to attach to the experience. It can be painful to come down from these experiences and return back to usual, unenlightened reality. We can also attach to our “stories” and beliefs about spirituality. Because the mind tries to make sense of this transcendent experience, it will often latch onto various ideas as a form of control. But the more we attach to our beliefs, stories, desires, and mental interpretations, the more we suffer. We forget that everything passes, even transcendent experiences. Enlightenment isn’t a destination, it is a complete surrender; a fundamental shift in the way we approach life.

Attachment is perhaps the most common trap that sabotages our spiritual growth. On one hand, attachment to ideas helps us to grow, but ultimately, those ideas that we are unwilling to let go of end up stagnating our growth. When ideas become protection blankets rather than catalysts for our growth, there is a big problem. We need to realize that freedom cannot be experienced through the mind. Freedom is felt when we can be liberated from attachment to our thoughts.

11. The trap of relying on external answers

As we progress through our spiritual paths it is normal, and beneficial, for us to seek out external support. Reading books, attending workshops and seminars, going to retreats, practicing holistic techniques, and getting a personal guru all help us experience spiritual growth. However, after a while, it is common for us to become too dependent on external answers for our freedom and happiness. This pitfall can be seen in many spiritual seeker’s obsession and glorification of their gurus (in other words, projecting and disowning their divinity onto another).

Eventually, as we become accustomed to constantly searching outside of ourselves for answers, we forget the presence of our own Souls. We forget that our ultimate source of guidance and wisdom comes from within us, and instead, we keep chasing things outside of ourselves that we believe will “enlighten” us.

We need to stop, pause, and reflect on our spiritual journeys. Are we seeking out first-hand experience or second-hand experience given to us by others? Don’t forget to look within for your answers as well because it is by connecting with your Soul that you will ultimately experience freedom.

Final Thoughts

In order to see through and extricate ourselves from these traps, we need to be radically honest with ourselves. We need to be willing to see that we have indeed gone astray and have fed into the ego. We will also immensely benefit from exploring our Shadow Selves and exploring our mistaken beliefs.

Don’t worry if you have fallen into any of these traps. We all become ensnared by the ego. It can be particularly difficult for us to see clearly when the ego “spiritualizes” certain beliefs and ideas. The more open, humble, and honest you are, the more you will be able to see through these tricks and liberate yourself.

Finally, don’t be afraid of the dark. Don’t be afraid of being wrong. Everything, no matter how painful, is a learning opportunity. At the end of the day, your Soul is everything you have been searching for.

If you have any extra thoughts or insights about traps that sabotage spiritual growth, please share below. I would also love to hear your own journey.

 

~via WakeUp-World.com