IT'S THYME TO GO LONG into a subject which answers the Titled question posted here.
I've observed over the past several years, perhaps the last 7 especially, the deeper I search myself for the meaning of my life and in search of my truth, the emptier of people it becomes. "The more wisdom you attain and the more conscious you become, the crazier you will appear to others." - this phrase has always made me chuckle...until it happened to me. It's becoming apparent there is truth in this quote.
Perhaps there's a bit of that going on. Scalar waves anyone? What my experience has consisted of though, is there seems to be a point where people are "done" hearing about it. Done hearing about my journey and growth, done hearing I've found another way, done listening to how my life and my perspective of it has changed. I've always been curious how one can feel done when one hasn't explored these things for themself. What exactly are they "done" with?...Me?
Even more curious, is why others feel I'm asking anything from them. I ask nothing, I dictate nothing, I require nothing, I expect nothing. I'm on my journey - they on theirs. Enough said.
I've been asked, more than a few times, "Does everything have to be Spiritual with you?", "Can we just keep it light?" When I sit with this, I realize for 43 years, my life was given into this world, along with everything that influences it - basically collective consciousness and major conditioning. No one taught me about the Spiritual world inside me, even though I've always known it was there. A part of me has always sought out higher wisdom and Spiritual affairs. Only in the last 4 years of continual searching, researching, digging, questing my fibers to reach the point where I can answer this question with a big fat YES! It has taken me 4 years to be able to wake up in the morning and actually know that I'm Spirit first. To "think" spiritually, to "speak" from spirit and to "act" in a spiritual way - and still far from mastery.
Yes, I strive to live a Spiritual life! Why not?, I've been living in this world as it is all this time, and I'm ready for something different. I've worked really hard to obtain, what I feel, is the itty-bitty beginnings of higher knowledge within myself. Curious, always curious where a path will take me. The pay off has been the bits of knowledge absorbed along the way, the gift of relaxing into this vessel and into this human experience. The deep Spiritual experiences I've had is better entertainment than any TV show I've ever seen. Shedding the lies and illusion of this place has been a gift ... a real gift.
DOES EVERYTHING HAVE TO BE SPIRITUAL?
No surprises here - whether we want to believe in anything or not, or whether we pursue this subject or not - it doesn't matter - and I'll tell you why; Because EVERYTHING here is Spiritual. I'll say it again.
EVERYTHING HERE THAT EXISTS, IS SPIRITUAL.
How are we to get around talking about this one? We can't, unless we ignore it. Perhaps a better question then would be, "Do you have to run at such and such a frequency all the time?", "Can't you pull back on your vibration a bit?" I could, absolutely. But I don't want to anymore. 43 years at/in a frequency where I allowed the world to form and shape me. A frequency with a glass ceiling, a frequency where I didn't even bother searching for my higher self; I call that the grey zone, and in my opinion, it's dangerous to the Soul. Very dangerous. I got in a lot of trouble, found myself to be spiritually sick, in that grey zone.
Humans tend to define the mundane subjects in life as "keeping it light" - while Spirituality is the "heavy" subject. Where did we learn that searching our inner-selves or accepting ourselves in a loving way is "the" heavy subject, and the state of the world we live in is lighter conversation? Personally, when I get involved in conversations that discuss this world, I walk away feeling very heavy, helpless and hopeless. THAT is heavy to me. I just can't do it anymore ... don't want to do it anymore. This has produced the isolation spoken of earlier in this piece. Many people have migrated out of my life. Some have walked away, others have ran and still others have straight up ghosted me - after years and years and years of friendship, and I'm talking friends AND family...yes, family.
Are we not able to hold space for each other? When I get excited about an aspect of my Spiritual growth, and I share it, why does this seem to turn others off? I am only sharing my experience...what happened to me...what I've been shown.
Life has become a lonely place indeed and will continue to do so as I run head on into the realms of my inner-being. I always joke about finding a cave and becoming a hermit. I'm beginning to think it's not a joke but an actual thing that happens to people when they start to unplug from the world. The 2 worlds no longer mesh together and at some point, one looks around them and realizes they stand alone. Not in martyrdom, just alone.
The number of paths to enlightenment are countless
... no one path is better than the other; yet there are some very contrasting paths compared to the "straight" path, so spoken about in almost every sacred text, religion, spiritual sect, or truth seeker out there right now.
Before this piece goes further, I have to remind myself of the truth that my very next experience stems from how I'm thinking NOW...right now, what I say NEXT and what my actions are going to be. So if my goal is to experience something different in the very next moment, I have to look behind me to see where I was and ask the question of whether I want that to be my next experience. I also have to assess where I'm at spiritually, emotionally and mentally, right now. Right NOW is the very key moment of creation, it is also where we find the "straight path", the "razors edge". This is IT's "core", it's where the tools one has accumulated up to this point, are available all in one place. I am the only one who has access and permission to use them when it comes to creating my very next moment. No one controls 'that very next moment' except myself, the Consciousness part of myself. Depending on the tools I choose to use, this will shape the next nano-second of Creation. It happens THAT fast.
Reminding myself I am Sovereign, helps navigate my path. I've learned to side-step away from wasting my spiritual time by following pathways down rabbit holes of spiritual teachings, teachers, gurus, religions, sects, cults, etc. - and the worst of the worst - Spiritual Cons.
Not a very high resonating frequency, for sure ... especially amongst those who created it for the 'soul' purpose to divert people away from themselves, their path and their purpose.
The best way to identify these groups or people, is to THINK.
Every seeker has their own path and being sovereign allows the freedom to explore whatever it is we want. It's a beautiful freedom we have, and powerful when it comes to our growth. Every detail in every given moment is created by the individual ... every single detail of the experience. I can't think of any better moment than to utilize the tool of CRITICAL THINKING other than Right Now.
Two GREAT questions to ask yourself when someone in spiritual authority, or in casual conversation like we have here in this blog piece, is talking to you are these:
1. Why am I being told this?
2. Where did they hear/learn it? ... a tag question I like to ask also, is, "How have you personally applied this information or lesson/s?"
Based on the answers, I then learn how educated, or not, they are on the subject of what they speak, along with the depth, or not, of their experiences on the topic. This helps me navigate how much credit I should give with what is being shared.
Often times, unfortunately, individuals are rehashing spiritual material they've read, learned or heard from someone else without EVER applying the material to themself. Here, they have missed the whole journey! How can someone know what a truth is when they don't apply it to themselves first to determine whether it's "Their" truth or not? What's even more noticeable, is they speak about spiritual matters with so much conviction, it's easy for most to just go along with the program. The excitement, passion and sometimes ... persuasion, can pull an individual down roads they have no place being. Although, this is part of a journey for the seeker too - following blindly before one has Spiritually matured to start asking those hard questions, before the seeker starts to put into practice what is being delivered to explore if it's their truth or not.
But let us learn discretion now!
I highly encourage the questions, especially when you find yourself excited in what you are hearing. THIS is when discretion is most critical. I've put many "beliefs" to bed by exploring them thoroughly, and realizing it may be a truth?, but it's not MY truth. It's not part of MY path. Very helpful in navigation of the Soul journey.
I'll close this entry with something I read the other day - ENJOY!
threshold of ascension
How do you know you are standing at a threshold of evolution?...Spiritual/Soul evolution? A strong pull to "level up" in one's Soul path. It happens so rarely, most don't understand the signs that show themselves to grab your attention to this process. We as humans, tend to make up stories of denial even when the signs are harsh and in our face. Even the pure hearted Truth Seeker will tend to resist what they truly desire to experience and understand - this is me, was me.
Why is this? Keep reading for just a facet of this answer...
We're going to talk SURRENDER & SACRIFICE - 2 words that will have many running already. I know this, because I've been the runner, and depending on future circumstance, I may run from this evolutionary process again. Although, I hope not.
Surrender and walking through the initiate doorway - We work our way to this point and freeze, or we trip and fall back down the stairs into the space we've just come from. Sometimes we just stand at the threshold and wait, seemingly forever, to see what might happen. That door? - we can dance around it, turn our back to it, pretend we are ready to elevate our inner being to a higher frequency; and yet, until we choose to release the "matter" we have collected through aeons (see my blog on matter, here), our conditioning, the actual suppression of our Soul; we will continue to hear the calling of ascension and live in our frustration of why our world isn't what we want to be experiencing. To pass through to the other side takes the sacrifice of what we need to shed (the false who, the heavy "matter"), to be able to step into who we KNOW we truly are. This equates to the spiritual teachings in every major religion when it speaks to the death and the resurrection. Death/Transmutation from the unseen and learnt bonds, and then Resurrecting into the understanding of our true Sovereign natures.
SURRENDER is one of the most selfless acts we can perform for our Soul journey. Surrender, coupled with Sacrifice, is a technique that's needed for the momentum of our SOUL. It is the ultimate Self Love maneuver. Surrender is Soul food. Most people cringe away from this immediately, even hearing the words trigger deep emotions in many, even repulsion.
Lets talk RESISTANCE then.
Every time we ascend a level, raise our frequency, accept another rung on Jacobs Ladder (so to speak), it is because we've moved forward, which naturally leaves something behind, being the "whatever is required", to be sacrificed. Energy can not vibrate at a higher frequency when heavier matter is attached to it. So how is this comprehended? Why does it seem so difficult and take so long?
Its because of our resistance to release the heavier matter, for many reasons we resist. The energy wants to rise, wants to expand, and yet we keep it all compartmentalized in an orderly fashion to control the natural process/es. We hang onto things, situations, people, habits and behaviors ... even when they are harmful to us, on the mere fact that it's familiar to us. We may fear lost opportunities if we let go, or we fear the work it may take to release a lower vibration, we fear the maintenance needed to hold that new level of ascension. For some, addictions are strong "bindings" to lower frequencies.
Let me tell you a secret , where you find your Soul journey is now? - IT TOOK AN ASCENSION, probably many ascensions, to where you find yourself maintaining your NOW. This isn't unfamiliar work to your Soul - it knows it's way, it has the calling to the direction it longs to be. It knows, YOU know, exactly what goes on down here (earth, 3D realm). What is standing in it's way? - Matter, mind Matter. The stuff that manifests, constantly, from within the frequency we find ourselves now. Remember, you are a creator with the same power to create as the Creative Consciousness. You ARE the consciousness.
Here's what I've learned recently...
I recently allowed myself to step through the initiate doorway to accept a higher frequency. Why not, right? I've been in this vibration till the end, until there was nothing more to learn. I restrained and resisted, many times. Fear, not knowing if I could maintain a higher frequency. Nervous because I don't know what happens at a higher frequency. Fear of releasing patterns I've always known. The cool thing about this experience, is I thought I had to release absolutely EVERYTHING before I could walk through. Not So! I had to release some, yes, absolutely; Releasing the charge in some of my compartmentalized "matter". I was allowed to step over with some residual matter. This was exciting to learn and felt like a grace was given to me because I was finally Willing to sacrifice some, enough, to pass through.
An easy way to identify where we need to evolve next, is to pay attention to what triggers us, in ANY way. The next step in evolution 'can' be as easy as choosing to avoid any and all circumstances that resonate at the frequency which doesn't match our own, this is wisdom. Diffusing the charge with healing, and acceptance of its lesson to us.
Sometimes, often times, it goes much deeper than this. The situation/s that really inhibit the Souls journey, Dark Night of the Soul experiences for example, would qualify as a major shift, and major ascension, up the ladder of Jacob. These experiences are often tied to aeons of human conditioning and pain, the real heavy dark matter that hangs on the Soul and keeps it entrapped on the 3D plane. Trauma of many kinds qualify here as well.
There is no one right or wrong way to ascend, there is, however, one path that allows it. How we all get to that path varies. What is consistent though, once we arrive at the Threshold of ascension, we must sacrifice 'Matter'. How much or how little is between you and your higher power. This is why 'no man knows the hour', as this process and agreement pertains to the direct relationship the Soul has with the Spirit, who has the relationship with the pure consciousness.
I stood at the threshold for a little over a year before I decided, "I have nothing to lose and everything to gain". I'm through the door now, the portal, a new paradigm before me. I've taken the first few steps forward, looking at the open plane before me ... ready to remake myself based on the Soul journey. I don't feel I "walked away" from anything as much as I feel I've "walked into" ... forward, always forward. It's exciting to me now, knowing my last cycle is coming to a close. What lies before me? ... just like my last cycle, I don't know. It's inspiring though, looking out over the plane - fresh and new, untouched, with the full understanding that I now get to create that future.
If there is something here you, the reader, would like a deeper understanding on, contact me and lets start some dialog.
Until next time - Be Well, Stay Well!
Tiffany comes from a long line of Spiritual experience and Truth seeking. Here, she shares some of her favorite topics for contemplation.