Reigniting The Childhood Spirit – Soul Discovery

As a child, we are more absorbed in the present moment and so our intuitive instincts dictate how we act. Our intuition communicates through our feelings, which serve as important signals. Naturally then, unrestricted by time, we are driven down the path of highest excitement, to creatively pursue our individuality and so become engaged in the process of manifesting our highest potential.

Written by Sam Igneous @ Soul Discovery 

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During childhood, we are in our least conditioned state. The subconscious mind is still accumulating its largest proportion of stimuli, which becomes a primary driving force for our behavior in later life. The conditioned mind functions according to the demands of the ego. The ego operates according to the external world, preoccupied with past and future states. As a child, we are more absorbed in the present moment and so our intuitive instincts dictate how we act. Our intuition communicates through our feelings, which serve as important signals. Naturally then, unrestricted by time, we are driven down the path of highest excitement, to creatively pursue our individuality and so become engaged in the process of manifesting our highest potential.

Even when connected to the present moment, a child can still utilize their conscious mind in a constructive way. This comes through utilization of the imagination, but not as a form of escapism. When we become lost in abstractions or trapped by the future, the ability to create now is hindered. As a child, however, we imagine a reality in our minds as if it were real and we bring the accompanying feelings back to the present moment. We start to live as though we are already the person we want to become. These feelings are what give children the innate motivational spirit to play, explore and create and this state of being is much more influential than the specific images conjured up by the imagination.

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” ~ Albert Einstein

As we get older, we are taught that these dreams hold no basis in reality and so we adopt belief systems that limit what we are capable of achieving. Paradoxically, the older we get, the more out of touch we actually become with reality. Our dreams as a child were telling us something about what type of person we could become. When we lock them away, we live within confined possibility, following life like a deterministic script. This is an unfortunate byproduct of a competitive, materialistic society, which functions according to external dictates. We start to feel as though we will be judged if we step outside the status quo and, in fear of being ostracized, we may accommodate to a life of conformity and obedience, compromising the expression of our true individuality. This resistance against the self begins to build up within us. We become highly repressed individuals and may project this subconscious trauma on to others, as well creating inner turmoil, which manifests on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels.

The way we were nurtured by our parents in the critical early years of our development, bears a huge impact on our behavioral temperaments in later life (Bowlby, 1969) (1). It is particularly important that a child has his/her basic physical, social and emotional needs tended to by a primary caregiver. Without sufficient nourishment, a child is likely to develop insecure personality patterns, which can manifest as two extremes: The first type, the anxious/ambivalent type, is often characterized by overcompensating in an attempt to gain the caregivers affection, as a result of their neglect and/or abuse. The second type, the anxious/avoidant type, is characterized by withdrawal and indifference, as a result of the caregivers neglect and/or abuse. These become prototypes for later relationships (Bowlby, 1969).

Anxious/ambivalent: (Joyce Catlett, M.A.) (2)

“Children who have an ambivalent/anxious attachment often grow up to have preoccupied attachment patterns. As adults, they are self-critical and insecure. They seek approval and reassurance from others, yet this never relieves their self-doubt. In their relationships, deep-seated feelings that they are going to be rejected make them worried and not trusting. This drives them to act clingy and overly dependent with their partner. These people’s lives are not balanced: their insecurity leaves them turned against themselves and emotionally desperate in their relationships.

Adults with preoccupied attachment patterns are usually self-critical, insecure and desperate, often assuming the role of the “pursuer” in a relationship. They possess positive views of other people, especially their parents and their partner, and generally have a negative view of themselves.”

Anxious/avoidant: (Joyce Catlett, M.A.) (3)

“People who formed an avoidant attachment to their parent or parents while growing up try to steer clear of emotional closeness and intimacy in their new relationships. They tend to feel uncomfortable with physical contact and attempt to limit affectionate and sexual exchanges with their partner in order to maintain a more comfortable or “safe” distance in the relationship. They value the friendship aspects of a relationship, but look down on romantic love, passion, commitment, and satisfaction.  Other adults identified as “avoidant/dismissing” are loners; they prefer isolation and are primarily interested in practical matters.

When faced with threats of separation or loss, many “dismissing” men and women are able to focus their attention on other issues and goals. Others tend to withdraw and attempt to cope with the threat on their own.  They deny their vulnerability and use repression to manage emotions that are aroused in situations that activate their attachment needs.”

Though this Attachment Theory (Bowlby, 1969) is recognised in mainstream academia, it fails to address the deeper ramifications of insufficient parenting, beyond the evolutionary paradigm. A child who is nurtured and loved sufficiently in the womb (and beyond), will develop much more than the the capacity for survival. Providing the parent is not too strict or smothering and doesn’t try to mould the child to their own expectations, they will have the secure base they need, from which to more freely explore the world, nurture their individuality/creativity and forge deep and meaningful relationships, free from unresolved, internalised conflicts. There are many other environmental factors to consider, some of which may interfere with this process, as well as the vital component of free will, but having this foundation in place sets a child off on a strong foot.

There are complete exceptions to the rule also. Some children, as a result of childhood mistreatment or neglect, are actually propelled to look deeper at reality, in an attempt to rationalize their suffering.  This may come during an act of rebellion and/or during a period of intense emotional trauma, during which time a lot can be discovered about the self. Nevertheless, any unresolved conflicts still remain internalized within the self and will need to be addressed at some point. There are various ways to tackle the shadow and release past traumas (refer to section 3 on the website: Confronting The Shadow).  Sometimes, when we are bought up sheltered and stable, we may not have the need to venture out of this perceived comfort zone.

As well as our early upbringing, the education systems hugely shapes a child’s future. Indoctrination into the education system further curtails our imagination and restricts critical thinking. Children become more inhibited from freely exercising their unique skills and creative drive, as they move through the school system. Instead, we see a situation where holistic learning is fragmented into separate subjects, producing standardized material, where the ability to conform, memorize and repeat is rewarded. Attempts to look at reality deeper, question the status quo, or connect with one’s individuality, on other hand, are punished. This negative conditioning, through punishment, creates in us a state of learned helplessness. In such a passive state, we fear breaking the rules, because we know the consequences are detrimental. Students are then encouraged to narrow down their focus to the prescribed parameters of one subject area and then to take up further study at university to study this in greater detail. This further compromises the ability to view reality holistically and expand awareness beyond the confined restrictions of society.

“For a small child there is no division between playing and learning; between the things he or she does just for fun and things that are educational. The child learns while living and any part of living that is enjoyable is also play.
~ Penelope Leach

Though we can’t expect to abandon responsibility and commitments completely, we can learn to apply the creative mind into our daily lives, as much as possible. We can turn our lives into a work of art, through various expressions. The best way to rekindle the childhood spirit is to find what most excites us in every moment, and practice it to the best of our ability. We can learn to master this state of being in any environment we find ourselves in, by absorbing ourselves right into each moment and releasing preoccupation of our minds from worry and regret. We mustn’t expect that the future is set in stone. If we learn to release attachment, new possibilities emerge that we couldn’t predict. As long as we fear the unknown, we will seek physical security. This attachment to survival compromises the growth of spirit, which thrives on the exploration of consciousness and expansion through creativity.  This far surpasses anything material. As a child, the concept of time and death were not embedded in our reality. Fear did not drive our actions. This default mode of existence can teach us a lot to apply into our lives now.

References: 

(1) Bowlby J. (1969). Attachment. Attachment and loss: Vol. 1. Loss. New York: Basic Books.

(2) Catlett, J., (n.d.). Understanding anxious attachment- part 1: Ambivalent/anxious attachment. Retrieved from http://www.psychalive.org/understanding-ambivalent-anxious-attachment/

(3) Catlett, J., (n.d.). Understanding anxious attachment- part 2: Avoidant/anxious attachment. Retrieved from http://www.psychalive.org/anxious-avoidant-attachment/

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Each Awakening Soul is Experiencing Their Own Personal Inner War

When a soul awakens to the truth that they are fully responsible for their vibration and quality of life and they fully understand through the “law of attraction” or “the law of cause and affect” that they can clean up the lower vibrations within their soul to attract the life of their dreams – they have the potential to become a very powerful, empowered, high vibrational being.

Written by Sabrina Reber

Your entire soul signature, your vibrational essence, your personal world is unique only to you based on your own personal vibrational frequency. You are a multidimensional being with a variety of vibrational frequencies floating around and within your energy fields at all times. These frequencies are an accumulation of your thoughts, feelings, emotions and beliefs you have created from your souls journey of many, many lifetimes. Although every soul is unique in its own vibrational essence….every soul is exposed to the exact same frequencies of love, fear, anger, joy, gratitude, empowerment, hate, victim consciousness, guilt, regret, happiness, bliss etc. Each souls level of vibrational frequency will be determined based on the quality of that souls focus of energy or state of consciousness.

When a soul awakens to the truth that they are fully responsible for their vibration and quality of life and they fully understand through the “law of attraction” or “the law of cause and affect” that they can clean up the lower vibrations within their soul to attract the life of their dreams – they have the potential to become a very powerful, empowered, high vibrational being. At this time on our planet large groups of people are in the transitional phase of soul alchemy where we have awakened to the fact that we must first descend into the muck of our repressed lower vibrational energies before we are able to ascend into greater states of being. Our planet is in flux right now as we turn our darkness into the golden light of our very own christ consciousness. Because of this, many of us are in a very vulnerable state of being where we are flip flopping from one vibration to another as we try to sustain a high vibrational balance in a very unbalanced world.

Each awakening soul is experiencing their own personal inner war at this time on our planet. Not only are we having to clean up the energy of our own souls, we are also having to witness the devastating, heart wrenching, “bring you to your knees” kind of soul purging our brothers and sisters are going through as well. Many people are still unaware of what is happening to them and they are stuck  in denial, blame and resistance. They do not understand, nor do they want to believe, that they are the ones responsible for their own heaven or hell here on Earth. They continue to remain in their victim consciousness, fight or flight mentality, and they are in the struggle of their egos duality. In order to ascend in consciousness and free themselves of the negative vibrations held within their ego consciousness – that will continue to draw more chaos into their lives – they will need to surrender their egos will to their divine will. They will need to rise above their physicality and begin the process of integrating their spiritual being into their physical being through the process of meditation.

Meditation is the key to accessing and integrating our higher consciousness vibrations. We can only go so far by reading spiritual information, going to church, eating a healthy diet, praying (speaking to God/dess), reciting bible verses or mantras etc. Eventually, we must choose to activate and receive the energy of God/dess by accessing the deeper levels of our subconscious minds. According to the Bible, Jesus tells us “Behold, the Kingdom of God is within you.” WE are Gods and Goddesses….WE are the ones we have been waiting for to create the change we desire. But because we have become so focused on the physical world, and we have placed layer upon layer of fearful vibrations within our consciousness, we have totally forgotten who we are – divine spiritual beings having a temporary human experience. When we use our own free will to stop looking externally of ourselves for God/dess and we go within our inner being, through the process of meditation, we will reopen the energetic pathways in our energy fields that have blocked us from knowing  that we are the God beings, we are the creators of our entire life experience. And it is the reconnection with our true self, our higher soul self or our God/dess self that will bring forth the changes we so desire to see in our world, and it is the personal responsibility of every single person on Earth to not only awaken to this truth, but to have a direct experience of this truth by attaining a state of energetic oneness within their beings.

This is our divine potential at this time on Earth. To become ONE with our higher souls so we can remove the veils of our limited, fear-filled, egoic minds and become so infused with our higher souls consciousness, that we FEEL our connection with The Creator Of All That Is. Part of this process requires us to awaken to the shadowy forces and agendas within our own consciousness, as well as, within the systems of this world. Our outer world is a reflection of our inner consciousness – “For once we were blind but now we see.” We must awaken to the inner forces within and without and not become attached to them. Our inner and outer worlds are in crisis right now because it is the time of transparency. What once was hidden from our conscious awareness is rising to the surface so it can be acknowledged and changed. We have the free will power to continue to energize and strengthen those vibrations within and without, that no longer serve us, or we can choose to transmute and transcend those vibrations into a higher vibration so we can birth the great transformation on Earth. Each person is responsible for birthing transformation from within their own beings before we will see it manifested in our outer realities. Heaven will be brought down to Earth – Heaven is a state of consciousness, and it must be activated and integrated into each one of us so it can be brought down from the spiritual dimensions within our beings into our physical bodies. In the Bible – Matthew 6:10, it says: “May your kingdom, come, may your will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven.” That is how powerful we are!

Because we are submersed in a group consciousness, those of us who have made great strides in our ascension process will need to be very careful of not getting pulled into the drama and chaos of our brothers and sisters as they slowly begin to awaken and ascend their consciousness into greater states of being. All of us who have been doing intense spiritual work for many years know of the great labor pains people will have to undergo as they slough off and release lifetimes of discordant energies so they can re-birth themselves. At this time on Earth, the LIGHT is magnified to such a high level we have massive groups of people awakening at an accelerated rate which is throwing everyone into fear. Those who are awakening, and those who have been awake for some time, are scattering their energy due to the rapidity of change that is occurring on our planet and in our lives. Because of this, it is important more than ever to take at least 10-15 minutes everyday to realign ourselves with our center through the process of meditation so we can infuse our physical beings with the spiritual energies we need to sustain the courage, strength and appropriate directions of our energies so we can remain steadfast on focusing on what we truly want to create for the New Earth.

ADDITIONAL TIPS FOR DIFFICULT TIMES:

1. Meditation/Communion with your higher soul: 10-15 minutes everyday will strengthen and align us with the higher vibrating energies within our energy fields. Our higher selves live in the spiritual dimensions inside our energy fields – in  order to access this part of ourselves, we need to spend quite time, slowing down our sympathetic nervous systems, so we can access the deeper parts of our subconscious minds where our true selves reside.

2. Gain knowledge about what is truly happening on Earth. Knowledge is power when it is used appropriately. However, when people begin to awaken to what is truly transpiring on Earth people tend to run into fear and the ego’s fear will distort the way we see, feel, behave and respond to our outer environments. Knowledge combined with a fearful, emotional vibration is DANGEROUS! Once light packets of information are released in our energy fields – to help us ascend in consciousness – meditation is imperative to help us infuse this knowledge with the LOVE from our higher selves. Without daily meditation and access to the higher dimensions within ourselves, knowledge can easily be tainted and distorted by our fear where we will tend to manipulate and take away other people’s free will by trying to exert our egos control over them.

3. Do not allow anything that interferes with your vision for the New Earth to enter into your consciousness. Everyone is on different levels of processing through their fears so if you see something on the news, on a Facebook feed etc. that disrupts your ability to remain focused on what you truly desire to create in the New Earth then remove your attention from it and re-focus on what you truly desire to see. Some people have processed through their fear and they are able to read and see things that are occurring without having an emotional reaction to it. However, most people have not accomplished the ability to do this. Many are completely unable to remain compassionately detached. When we can be in this world, but not of it then we will have attained a very high level of alignment and we will be able to SEE this world through the eyes of God/dess and be totally neutral about everything going on. However, most of us are still affected by the negativity on Earth – so it would be in our best interests to solely focus on the things that sustain and continue to evolve our vibrations into greater states of love. The more sensitive you are, the more you will need to withdraw yourself from all things that do not increase your light. A great guidance system for this is to pay attention to your emotions. Wherever your emotions are…..there is your vibration. Are you really focused on what you truly want?

4. Understand that everything that is happening serves the purpose for people to awaken and to know themselves better. We are vibrationally attracting beings….we create it all. If it is in your personal world, it is there for YOU to learn something so YOU can evolve and heal your soul into greater states of being. If it is not in your personal world, then YOU have not attracted it to you to experience. Outer events you see on the news, stories on Facebook etc. are not yours to experience and process through unless you use your free will to become attached to the stories  “out there,”  which of course will now begin to affect your personal world as well. During these times of “screaming and the gnashing of the teeth,” it is best for us to pull our energy in – literally see your self pulling your consciousness/your energy away from anything outside of your self and pulling it in to create an auric egg around your self. During these heightened times of chaos, you may want to pull your energy in every morning and every evening before you go to bed.

5. State a prayer for the Earth and humanity everyday. It could be a prayer for healing such as “The Violet Flame,” or  “The Great Invocation” or you could create one you have a personal connection with as well. The important thing is to pray from your heart. Don’t just repeat a bunch of words but really mean what you say…..feel it. Here is one I say at the end of my meditations:

“Creator of All That Is, I ask for the Earth and all beings to rise in vibration of unconditional love, joy, peace, health, healing, unity consciousness and abundance for all. I ask for you to please send down beings of the highest christ light to all areas on Earth, in all time frames and all dimensions, that are in chaos and fear. I ask for these beings of light to please transmute all negative energies of fear into their highest expression of love, and I ask for the divine plan to be fulfilled on Earth with ease and grace. Thank you, it is done.”

6. Remain focused on your own inner work. What does all the fear and chaos bring up for you. What are your triggers? What is being revealed to you? Where are you aligned – stuck in the egos victim consciousness or the higher souls empowered consciousness to create change? What is being reflected to you in the outer environment that you are in denial about in your own life? Are you more focused on the outer projections and what is happening out there or are you tuned into your inner being and FEELING what is happening within you? Ask yourself throughout the day- “Am I aligned with my ego’s will or my divine will? Does this thought, relationship, conversation, activity, emotion increase my light or diminish it? Right now…. am I helping increase the Earth’s vibration or am I lowering it?

7. Remain Grounded! When we are grounded our soul remains in our body fully present, in the NOW moment, to what is occurring in our lives. When we are present, we are able to fully feel our feelings so they can be released freely. If we become ungrounded and we allow our soul to fly out of our body – because we don’t want to experience a negative interaction, we end up storing our negative emotions in a deal with later folder in our energy fields. These unprocessed energies will block the flow of spiritual life force energies from being able to flow unobstructed in our being which will also distort clear intuitive communications with our higher soul. In addition, when we are ungrounded we become reactive and we also leave space in our physical bodies for lower life form energies to invade our consciousness.  Click here for an article explaining what grounding is and how to accomplish it.

8. The Raise Your Vibration book is also a wonderful tool to have on hand when you fall out of alignment. There are sections that will help you realize when you have aligned your self with your ego and your shadow consciousness. There are also meditation tips and meditation exercises to help you move through these transformative times. It is also a light coded book to activate “light packets of information” within you that will help you awaken, step into your power and activate your souls mission to assist in the creation of The New Earth.  Click Here For More Information.

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The Anatomy of a SOUL

Our souls are multi-dimensional. This means they exist in multiple dimensions concurrently. There is also a soul “hierarchy” that supports our soul’s journey.

Soul Layers

SOUL AND SPIRIT

Often, spirit and soul are used interchangeably and can have different definitions based on the culture defining them. Spirit is action energy. It is our divine connection to the Source. It activates purpose, mission, and evolution opportunities. Soul is identity energy. It contains consciousness, memory, personality, and ego when we are incarnated. When embodied, we are spirit, have a soul, and live in a body.

Holographic energy can create a whole universe from each individual part no matter how small or distant the part is. The part contains the whole and yet is clearly distinguishable from it. In a holographic universe, every moment (past, present, and future) exists simultaneously. Every place is connected to every other place. Every particle contains the full awareness of every other particle. The soul is holographic. The part of an incarnated individual that resides in the 3rd dimension is just one part of a greater soul that stretches across multiple dimensions.

Ian Lawton, in his book The Big Book of the Soul, describes soul consciousness as holographic. He says that a soul is simultaneously the individual aspect of Source and the full holographic representation of Source. Therefore the Soul is a part of Source but retains its own free will. Every individual consciousness is a part of Universal consciousness. He says “All is in each and each is in all and all is in Source and Source is in all.” This is how we are all related.

In this article, we will focus on the anatomy of the holographic soul.

Many cultures believe that an individual has multiple souls. In many cases, one of the souls is associated with the body and the other one can leave the body (free soul). Each of the different souls has a different destiny after death. Among many northern Asian peoples one soul remains with the corpse, one soul descends to the underworld, and one soul ascends to the heavens. Following is a list of how some different theological belief systems view the soul:

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