ERIC RAINES: “Lessons in Everything”

“Even in the darkest of times, there are always lessons, even if that lesson is as simple as you now have a concrete example of what you will never create in your life again.”

~Eric Raines

 

There are lessons in everything. Everything.

Many feel that learning is only for school, hobbies or work and end up completely missing the vast wealth of information readily available to them through simple observation through a few critical lenses.

If we recognize this one simple fact, the path into enlightenment and flow becomes much easier to intuit: As you move towards your end goal, be that internal or external, whatever you are carrying that is keeping you from that result will show itself as an obstacle or an emotion getting in the way.

Many see this as, “Everytime I try to achieve or do _____________ , then I always end up experiencing _____________ . It never works out the way I intend.”

Instead of fighting for the end goal, simply shift the perspective into what is floating up to the surface as an obstacle.

Is it an emotion? Is it a specific person or people? Is it an internal trend? Is it a negative or doubtful perspective?

What is keeping you from achieving or feeling what you truly wish? In order to achieve the end result, attention must be brought into the blockage and space for transmutation must be held in order to truly release the pattern from your genetic, energetic field, mental awareness and muscle memory.

Even in the darkest of times, there are always lessons, even if that lesson is as simple as you now have a concrete example of what you will never create in your life again.

Keeping a space of your consciousness observing and watching your thoughts and feelings as you move through interactions, situations and reality will show so many aspects of understanding, so many lessons in reality, that decoding these lessons will become automatic.

Instead of failing, you will step into learning, because there is only one path in Mastery. Either succeeding, or learning. Failure becomes a tool of the dark ages, relegated into the dustbins of antiquity where it belongs.

 

~via Unleashing Natural Humanity

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ERIC RAINES: “Embodying the Soul Level”

“The more we grow our passions, follow our excitement, cleanse our Shadows, practice empathy and compassion, create and shine energies of light, forgive ourselves and those around us, evolve, grow and love, the more we embody the Soul level.”

~Eric Raines

 

When we look at the skills and abilities demonstrated by men and women further along the path of awakening than we are, often times we see the ability as the end goal…the prize at the end of the path.

What if I told you that these are nothing more than symptoms of an expanded awareness? What if these abilities are nothing more than a Soul filling its Temple like water filling a vessel?

As the Soul grows into more embodied awareness (Soul consciousness in logical connection to the brain) as the individual progresses in the awakening path, it is able to interact on the spirit level in a much deeper synergy to physical reality.

The Soul is the construct of reality. As it becomes stronger inside of physical reality, opinion, feeling, intention and activation of focus sway reality on a physical level as it echoes through the embodied soul.

These super cool abilities are nothing more than symptoms of the consciousness growing fully into the Temple of the body.

The more we grow our passions, follow our excitement, cleanse our Shadows, practice empathy and compassion, create and shine energies of light, forgive ourselves and those around us, evolve, grow and love, the more we embody the Soul level.

The more we embody the Soul level, the stronger our Soul exists inside of the bioelectric field of the nervous system, shifting the atomic structure of reality as we pass through it.

#LeadtoGold

 

~via Unleashing Natural Humanity

ERIC RAINES: “What Does It Mean to Raise Your Vibration?”

“Your natural state is incredibly resonant and strong, constantly rising upwards, but the damage and traumas of the past are literally like sandbags in a hot air balloon. As you try to rise up, they become more obvious and in your face. It does not mean they are getting worse, it means they are coming up to the surface to be cleared and we cannot clear anything without being aware of it. It is a natural process that will become more intense if you do not release the pain from the past and turn it into experience and understanding.”

~Eric Raines

 

What does it mean to raise your vibration?
As Humanity stretches further into the energies of Ascension, many are wondering what can they do personally to evolve themselves and to speed up the external process.

I find one of the easiest ways to understand low and high vibratory densities is to use a metaphor, simply because as above so below.

When we look at “high vibration” and “low vibration”, we have to recognize that they are states of being…it is describing a property.

Emotions that feel good inside of the body generally have a much higher vibration than emotions that do not feel good inside of the body.

When you feel excitement, Joy or unconditional love, there’s a rising, swelling feeling that makes you smile, laugh and feel warm and pleasant.

When you feel sadness, anger or guilt, there is a heavy solid feeling, almost as if something is taking up space that’s not supposed to be there. More often than not this is accompanied by a frown, scowl and feeling separate and withdrawn.

The body language under the surface already understands exactly what high vibration and low vibration is. We can feel it. It is a very obvious sensation, either light and clean or heavy and uncomfortable…which you can follow through internal focus into the sensations directly inside of the body… There is always a sensation accompanying the emotion.

Now that we have the initial detection broken down, our metaphor is easily understood.

Low vibratory Energies are very similar to heavy, dense and hard materials. High vibratory emotions are very similar to plasma and gas.

Inside of the universe that is generally liquid and gaseous, heavy, stuck material can literally drag downward, meaning if you are in a naturally High vibratory state and you allow yourself to act emotionally unintelligently, you can literally create heavy energy that pulls your vibratory state down into the lower fields.

In the same understanding, we can see traumas from the past as nothing more than frozen bits of time hidden in the body that are portals to those low vibratory emotions.

One of the easiest ways to raise your vibration, is to simply go into all the traumas that you are carrying with you from the past, forgive and release the heavy material by transmuting them into high vibratory emotions such as unconditional love and joy.

Your natural state is incredibly resonant and strong, constantly rising upwards, but the damage and traumas of the past are literally like sandbags in a hot air balloon. As you try to rise up, they become more obvious and in your face.

It does not mean they are getting worse, it means they are coming up to the surface to be cleared and we cannot clear anything without being aware of it. It is a natural process that will become more intense if you do not release the pain from the past and turn it into experience and understanding.

The parasitic construct is extremely heavy, dense and dark. If you have ever tried to grab a fistful of water, you will understand exactly why they need you traumatized and in lower emotions.

If you are extremely high vibration, it is like they are trying to capture the air with a net. They stop existing in your reality.

Start reverse engineering all of it. Stay aware of sensation and who you want to be.

As you become more luminous, more powerfully intense, you begin to shine this vibratory resonance to all of humanity.

This is why we are here.

These programs are Generations in the making. The power of being inside of the human consciousness, right here, right now is that we can break these tens of thousands year old Cycles literally in minutes.

As we break the prisons of our own making, we take back our individual minds, our souls and our bodies. Enough of us do this, and take back our planet.

You are a spark of the infinite Creator. Embody it.

 

~via Unleashing Natural Humanity

PAIGE BARTHOLOMEW: “Your 7 Sacred Soul Tasks”

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Does it feel like something is out of balance in your life?  Maybe you’ve done a ton of healing work, you’ve read all the self-help books, you’ve meditated with the best of them, but still something feels off.

 

Having difficulties doesn’t mean that you’re failing at being a spiritual person.
Your life is simply showing you where you’ve still got some work to do.

 

Here’s what you need to know: your seven chakras aren’t just energy centers.  They are sacred containers of knowledge which contain an enormous amount of specific information for your growth.  Each chakra holds within it a soul task which must be mastered.  If any soul task is left incomplete, painful symptoms will show up in your life and your relationships.  These symptoms are signs showing you where you need to do your work.

First Chakra Task: Keep Yourself Safe

If you’re out of balance in this soul task, you might notice that you put others needs before your own — to your detriment.  You may allow situations or relationships into your life that hurt you.  You may rationalize that you deserve the pain.  You might turn on yourself, speak harshly to yourself, you may even hate yourself.  To improve your health in this chakra, make a commitment to observe the ways that you devalue yourself and let others devalue you.  The truth is — no one is more important than you, and you are no more important than anyone else.  Your needs matter as much as anyone else’s.  Stay mindful every day.  A deep purification process like this takes time, so keep at it until you feel more stabilized.

Second Chakra Task: Connect with Others

We can’t make healthy connections with others if we believe everyone else is better, smarter, or that they matter more than we do (see how the health of each chakra has to be solid before we can fully master the next?).  If you’re out of balance in this soul task, you might notice that it feels hard to make and keep friends.  Connection may feel difficult for you.  To improve your health in this chakra, start with a commitment to daily self-inquiry and examination.  Observe your own behaviors and feelings around others.  Take small steps toward interaction with people.  Set goals for joining in with groups.  Remember, your commitment is all you need.  If you are committed, the healing will come.

Third Chakra Task: Set Boundaries

Symptoms of ill-health in the third chakra show up as either a tendency to be “too nice” and let people walk all over you, or to be “the Big Cheese”, believing you are entitled to more than your fair share.  We must learn healthy boundaries.  If you are out of balance in this chakra, you might have a hard time saying no.  You may grieve a lot about other people’s pain.  You may worry about how someone will feel if you set down boundaries.  Or — you may feel an impulse to run over people to get your needs met.  To improve your health in this chakra, first commit to observing your patterns and discover the reasons for them.  Then make a solid commitment to boundary setting.  Learn to say “Yes” and “No” at appropriate times, both to others and to YOURSELF.  You must learn to say NO to toxic people, places and situations, and say YES to beautiful, fair, kind ones.  The third chakra soul task balances the ego.

Fourth Chakra Task: Forgive

If you’re out of balance in this soul task, you might notice that you have trouble forgiving yourself or others.  You might be hurt or angry about things that happened a very long time ago.  You might hold grudges.  Forgiveness is the soul task that opens the heart.  If we are unable to forgive, we will be unable to move into fourth density consciousness (4th chakra heart), which is vital if we are to shift into the New Earth.  Forgiveness requires a change of heart.  Forgiveness occurs when we accept that our brother (or our self) is, in truth, innocent, and deserves our compassion.  No matter what you did, no matter what they did, the soul is innocent.  If you’re having trouble discerning whether or not to trust someone who is toxic or dangerous, go back to the third chakra — you have more work to do there.

Fifth Chakra Task: Embody Fearless Truth

Symptoms of ill-health in the fifth chakra show up as a fear of speaking your truth.  You may be afraid of the consequences when you say what you deeply believe.  You may fear hearing what someone else deeply believes.  When this chakra is balanced, you’ll know how to discern Truth from falsehood, because you will have effectively grasped all of the soul tasks from the previous chakras.  Here, the soul is becoming pure.  To heal an imbalanced fifth chakra, practice knowing your Truth.  Practice standing firm in your truth.  And finally, practice speaking your truth while maintaining pristine compassion and respect for others.

Sixth Chakra Task: Become One with the Creation

When the sixth chakra soul task is incomplete, we do not see others as our self — we see them as separate.  It is a very high state of being to actually be able to see others as yourself.  It’s more than just sympathy.  It’s more than just being able to put yourself in someone else’s shoes.  We are talking about literally seeing your brother as YOU.  Seeing that you are the same being at the core.  The truth is — we are all only ONE being.  Symptoms of ill-health in this chakra show up as subtle projections onto other people: “He is less evolved than I am.”  Symptoms also show up as a sense of separation: “I’m glad it’s them and not me.”  To restore health in the sixth chakra, meditation is necessary.  Become quiet and get to know yourself in stillness.  Practice seeing your neighbor as yourself.  Practice seeing a tree as yourself.  Feel it as though it were REAL.

Seventh Chakra Task: Become One with the Creator

Becoming one with the Creator is such a high state that humans are not capable of maintaining it for long periods of time.  Like the story in the bible when God revealed Himself to the mountain and it crumbled to dust, we dissolve back into All-ness when we reach this eternal station.  We slip into states of Divine knowingness, drink from it, and then we slip back out.  It’s that way by design.  Each time we slip in, the experience changes us so profoundly, we are never the same human being again.  Our soul task in this chakra is not a matter of reaching perfection, because we never will.  This chakra is infinite.  Our task here is to open to the mystery of the absolute as often as possible, and to surrender our small self to its Intelligence.  Practice by meditating on loving your Creator.  Meditate on opening your entire being and offering it to the service of your Creator.  Ask for help from your Creator, for your human self cannot know how to explore the realms of the Most High without help from the Most High.

 

Have fun in your travels, for in truth,
Growing through these soul tasks is the entire reason you’re here.

 

 

 

~via In5D.com

MATEO SOL: “Authenticity: Finding Your Soul Within the Dreams of Reality”

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“Be yourself.”

This is the sage old advice your Mother and friends have given you countless times. But why is it so hard to apply to your life? Why is it so hard to “be yourself”?

Perhaps it’s because you don’t know who you really are.

As a teacher of soulwork the first obstacle I see fellow travelers come across trying to find their path in life, is the realization that they don’t know who they are.

They fail to listen to their inner souls, and instead create mental ideas (dreams) of what they should be like and begin to doubt themselves whether they are living up to them.   Afterwards they seek comforting validation by asking me questions like: “Is this what Spiritual People do?”,  “If I can’t do ____ does that mean I’m not an Introvert?”, and “Do all Old Souls like ___ and _____ ?”

In this article I want to explore our lost authenticity and how we can learn to find our genuine selves by learning to love ourselves.

A Child’s Authenticity

Watching children play and hearing their genuine laughter is one of the greatest beauties in life.

We were all born as children filled with life, a sense of wonder, and the desires to explore or create and live in the moment.  Children have no past baggage or future anxieties so they express what they feel and aren’t afraid to love unconditionally.

After the age of 3, however, children start to become more tamed.  This happens to all of us.  Something changes within us and we begin to lose that wonder, that innocence of childhood.  Our thoughts become more dominant putting our authentic feelings in the background.  Slowly we begin to focus more on these thoughts, and in doing so, we begin to accumulate past baggage and future anxieties.

The Birth of Dreams

This process of losing your authenticity and replacing it with thoughts in the form of fears, shameful memories, rules, social values and beliefs is known as domestication.

Our domestication can turn into a disease if our parents do not have the awareness and wisdom of what they are passing on.  Just like pets, we are domesticated with an emotional reward or punishment system.  If our behavior is desirable we are rewarded with attention and affection.  If our behavior is not acceptable we are punished by the rejection of our parents or peers.

As children we didn’t care about people’s opinions or judgments, we lived in the present and our self-worth came from our authenticity.  Now, however, our thoughts are more predominant.  With thoughts come fears, and suddenly our need to be accepted grows.  Our self-worth is now put into the hands of other people and their opinions of us.

This new self-worth system forces us to change.  It forces us to create a false image of ourselves, a dream.  Slowly we begin to notice that different people expect different things from us; our parents, our teachers, our friends, our priests, our bosses, our siblings, our lovers, and so we are split up into dozens of different versions of ourselvesWe become so good at living up to these different images of ourselves that we forget who we really are.

When your self-worth comes from your false image instead of your authenticity you constantly feel off-center, anxious and incomplete.  Deep down your unconscious knows this image of yourself isn’t true, deep down you know that you’re pretending.  The danger is for example, that if your false image is that of being a “smart and witty person”, you are prone to having your self-worth shattered publicly if someone outsmarts you.  This is when we learn to hate ourselves.

With a shaky sense of self-worth comes insecurity problems.  Insecurities are formed when you expect to externally live up to an image you envision for yourself, but deep down you know the internal image of yourself is different.  The greater the discrepancy between these two images, the more insecure you will feel.

This false image is what in psychological terms is known as your “ego“.  It is responsible for that need to always be “right”.  We need to feel right and prove that others are wrong because we want to protect this false image we project to the outside world, to feel reassured that we aren’t lying to ourselves.

This need to be “right” is what gives birth to that constant struggle for perfection, and the approval of others.  We suffer so much and try so hard to be important, successful, rich, famous, powerful, and we do this by forcing our dream, our false illusion, to be real and more valid than other people’s dreams.

This suffering we undergo in order to be perfect is essentially to please other people.  It is a lie we fool ourselves into believing that we should be a certain way in order to acknowledge that we are good, in order to accept ourselves.  I have previously explained that perfection doesn’t exist.  You are never going to be good enough, healthy enough, smart enough or pretty enough because you are chasing an ideal that is a false illusion, a dream.

Wake Up to Your Authentic Self

Can you imagine the chaos that trying to find love and approval outside of ourselves creates in the world?  You don’t have to, just look around you.

We search for love outside, but love is already around us and within us everywhere.  We are so afraid to love and accept because we are so afraid of getting rejected.  But until we learn to love ourselves, we will never be able to truly love anybody else.

How do we stop rejecting ourselves?  How do we stop being self-destructive?  We have to stop pretending to be something we are not and find our authenticity again.

These are some practical suggestions that I have experienced myself, and witnessed, to work quite well:

1.  Truth

To find your authenticity again you are going to need one key ingredient: truthfulness.  Being truthful with yourself will teach you how to trust in yourself.

The desire to be honest with yourself with help you reveal what is real in yourself and what is a lie that you have either inherited from your domestication (beliefs, values, ambitions), or unconsciously created as a defense mechanism to protect your false image’s self-worth.  “Do spiritual people do this?  Do introverts do that?”   This is your mind finding a label to try to live up to with a false image.  Never aspire to live up to a label, labels are symbols to guide your attention to further exploration.

2.  Forgiveness

You can be your own worst enemy.  One of the first steps in finding your authentic self is to stop judging yourself, and whether or not you’re living up to the false “perfection” standards and expectations you have set for yourself.  The easiest way to overcome self-judgement is to learn how to forgive yourself.

Say for example you eat a pizza and feel guilty afterwards because your false image feels “fat”.  Afterwards your mind will go around in circles repeating to yourself how fat you are, making you anxious and creating the urge to soothe yourself with more food.  It becomes a vicious circle.  Your body has needs and once they’re satisfied it becomes quiet.  But your mind is not as simple; it unconsciously gives you its own needs for emotional comfort.  Your conscious attention locks itself in a repetitive loop (self-judging thoughts) and doesn’t let go.  Learning to forgive yourself allows you to take away the conscious attention from your mind and become more in-tune with your body and emotional needs.

3.  Self-Love

Loving yourself is not selfish, in fact, it’s the only way we can bring about any positive change.  We can never be happy unless we learn to love ourselves unconditionally.

To love yourself is to respect yourself, to treat your body like a temple (e.g. eating a healthy diet, cleanliness and exercise), as well as respecting your emotional and psychological health by avoiding the accumulation of emotional poison (e.g. grudges, hate, impatience).

4.  Aloneness

I can never stress this enough: make time for solitude.  It is in solitude that we create the space for authenticity.  It is in solitude that we become aware of our domestication, realizing what we are truly like in our own company when we aren’t putting on a false image for other people.

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Authenticity will teach you to see the world as it is, not as you believe it to be.  You are the manifestation of Kawsay Pacha (the word we use for “living energy“) within a body, coming through your soul.  As you become more authentic you’ll begin to understand this; not with logic and your social personality, but by feeling it at the root of core, your very essence.

How do you connect to your authenticity?

 

 

 

 

~via lonerwolf.com