Question Everything

One of the questions I am often asked is, “Do you ever question how you get your information?” My answer. Yes. In fact, I feel that taking regular time to question the process of your intuition keeps you in check, out of the Ego, and even more importantly, away from the influence of malevolent beings.

This is not a question of protection. If you wish to be protected, and ask for protection, you are protected. But, what if you have been unknowingly asking for protection from beings who have not been honest with you? How do you learn to discern the difference between your Higher Self and the Ego? Between malevolent beings, here to disempower, and benevolent beings, here to assist?

There are two key points to accomplish this, balance and discernment. Both are simple to remember, but can be challenging to practice. These are tools available to everyone, and with a little practice, you can master them quite easily.

Opening up your energy to intuitive communication of any kind, is like opening the front door of your home. And, just like before you open your front door, you want to have a few checks and balances in place before you open up your energy for intuitive communication.

First, you want to know who is at the door. When you are opening the door for a new energy to work with for the first time, you want to know who they are. Start by asking for their name. Then you want to ask where they are from, and why they are coming to greet you. Sometimes it will be a longtime Spirit guide who is introducing themselves, or a loved one who has passed, or sometimes no one you have ever heard of. Some of the most selfless and helpful beings have names we have never heard of, so do not be put off by an unfamiliar name.

Also, there is a rule that governs the name that an energetic being can present themselves as. It must be a name that they have been referred to before, but not necessarily their name on the other side. For example, you have a given name for this life on the Earth plane. When you leave this life and go to the Other Side, you will also remember you Soul Name. You will respond to your Soul name, and also to any of the names from any of your incarnations. Your living relatives on the Earth will not know your Soul Name to call you by. However, this naming rule can also be confusing when you are meeting with a new energy for the first time. If you hear the name “Michael” do not assume it is Archangel Michael without asking a few more questions first.

To add to the difficulty with going off of name alone, there have been beings who have been going by copycat names. So the “Michael” you connect with has the potential to be a copycat “Michael.” This is why asking the questions about where they are from, and why they are connecting with you are incredibly necessary to determine their true origins and intentions. However, once you have gotten to know an energy who is working with you, there are many different cues you can pick up on. They have signature color they present to you, some can have a signature smell, and all of them have a certain feeling to their energetic presence.

This feeling is your best discernment tool; as just like your loved ones, you can easily learn the feel of a person’s/being’s energy signature. This isn’t something that can be duplicated. But, you cannot lead with this feeling, you need to know who is there first, build up a relationship with them, and then only at that time, can you rely on the feeling of their energy signature.

Even at that, you do want to maintain a balance in trusting what you feel, and knowing that if something feels “off” to you, it is time to question the connection once again. There should never be a time in your life where you can rely on blind faith in the course of your intuitive communication. If you do, that is a vulnerability that can be exploited by those with ill intent. Even the energy you know as God can be questioned about Its Name, Source and Intention. Without going through even just one round of questioning, you will never know if you have unknowingly been communicating with a copycat God energy. If you do not ever question your communication process, you are like an open energy line that can be tapped without your permission. The best way to grow confidence in your connection with any energy being is to first grow you connection with your own Higher Self.

This connection to the Higher Self is a part of every individual. Through your Higher Self is your pathway of connection to other energetic beings. Imagine your column of light extending from below your feet to far above your head. That column connects Mother Gaia (Earth) to Source energy. You, and everyone else, is a bridge for this light connection. Each one of us, through our will, discernment and attention, can keep this bridge wide, flowing and secure. If we ignore it, or give its management away to some else, it will become narrow, rickety and difficult to cross. If we keep our bridge difficult to cross, this creates a vulnerability for other energies to utilize our bridge without us knowing. When you are in a trusting connection with your Higher Self, your light bridge automatically is wide, secure and flowing with energy and communication.

So, then how do you create a trusting connection with your Higher Self? This first comes from recognizing the qualities the Higher Self possesses, and what qualities the Ego possesses. The Ego is attached to the matrix grid of greed, anger, separation, fear, corruption, and so forth. The Higher Self is free from all of these types of emotions, and is in Oneness and peace with all things. The more you neutralize the Ego, the more you connect with your Higher Self. The more you connect with the Higher Self, the more you neutralize the Ego.

To fully neutralize the Ego, you must identify within you, ALL pieces of fear, sadness, doubt, anger, greed, pride, corruption, hubris, lack, etc. It may sound like a tremendous feat, but really once you have gone beyond the 50% threshold of dealing with these Egoic traits, then you are more in the Higher Self part of you. At that point, the Higher Self is able to really work their magic, and remove from within you much more of your potential susceptibilities. Of course, the more attention you pay to this process, the more of these susceptibilities are brought into the light much sooner. Everyone will make it to the same destination, but the amount of time it takes to get there, depends solely on how much you are actively participating along with your Higher Self.

One of the disservices done by some who teach the Law of Attraction, is that they often tell you to force yourself to move beyond your negative emotions. Unfortunately, this does nothing more than stuff them down inside of you. Instead, when you feel a need to cry, cry. When you feel a need to vent, vent. When you feel a need to express your anger, do so. There are helpful and appropriate ways to release your emotions. And, the great part is that once you have released them, they will not come back to bite you in the you-know-what!

It is only when these Egoic emotions and traits are kept buried inside that they can create all sorts of problems, not only with your spiritual communication process, but also affecting you on a physical level. To facilitate the release of these emotions and Egoic traits, all you need to do is identify what you are feeling, and then find a healthy avenue for getting it out of you. Here are some recommendations.

To connect more with your Higher Self, you can engage in any activity that provides fulfillment for you. When you cultivate peace, joy, happiness, contentment, acceptance, unity, abundance, and fulfillment, you are in the Higher Self. The more you are able to hold these positive states of frequency within you (while also releasing the Egoic side), then you will have achieving the balance that is needed to use your tools of discernment.

Balance is needed for discernment. Discernment is needed for you to maintain sovereignty of your own energy. Question everything, but also trust. Build up your inner peace, but also release the anger. Stay out of judgment of where another person or energy is on their path of learning. Instead, focus on whether their intentions are harmonious with your own. If they are not, simply ask them to move along. Do not be mad at them, or in fear. They can use that energy to infiltrate your bridge of light. Instead, focus on building up your own bridge of light, maintaining it, understanding it. Then you can truly be sure you are connecting on your own terms.

Free-For-All Time: A Guide to Discernment

There is excitement building in many ways. So many people can feel that something big is happening, but what exactly is it?

You may hear many different terms to describe what the planet is currently going through; Ascension, the Event, The Emergence, The Shift, are just some of the terms that are being used. What it really comes down to is this: Humanity is waking up to its true and full empowerment in a way like never before.

What does this mean?

This means that after eons of living inside a structured energetic-grid overlay (AKA 3d), Gaia, or Mother Earth, is breaking free into the 5D (full moon 5-2). The old ways of energy manipulation, fear mongering and blankets of doubt are being lifted.

As has been spoken of before, this is a process. It is not an overnight switch, but a gradual change. This time of excitement means that we have reached the tipping point. With the majority of Gaia’s energy in the 5D, it will also speed up the individual and collective process of humanity’s FULL awakening. It is truly a time when All are Free to grow into their full expansiveness.

How can you best navigate this time?

This time is more important than ever to have your discernment at full awareness. What is discernment? It is the process of knowing/feeling truth. This truth is is two forms, your truth (or the truth of what you are experiencing) and Truth (as in Universe Truths and Knowledge being revealed/accepted).

There are two key pieces to discernment, one is knowledge and the other is intuition. There are many ways to gain knowledge, but the most important source of knowledge for discernment comes from self-education. Taking the time to know yourself, as well as taking the time to look at facts, statements, teachings, and so forth with due diligence. AKA fact-checking. The easiest way to discern facts for yourself is to stay away from opinion-laced news sources, and to research happenings and events for yourself.

Now, on to intuition. Intuition is your guidance system to inform you if the information you encounter feels right to you. Intuition is how your Higher Self/Soul Essence speaks to you. Intuition is very simple and direct; it does not need to tell you why, it simply states what is or is not. Learn how your individual intuitive antenna works. You can feel, or see, or hear, or sense, or smell, or a combination of all of these, plus more. Remember, each individual is opening up to the full expansiveness of the Higher Self. (This is happening in a way not experienced by anyone before. There is no longer a ceiling to the energy).

The reason why discernment is so important at this time, is because in this All are Free / Free for All time, there will be many new and different sources of esoteric information. And, just because each individual is now open to a higher level of expansiveness than ever before, does mean that each individual will accept that expansiveness. This means that some will still stay in the comfort zone of their own Ego, relaying messages that are last attempts to tap into the failing 3D grid.

How can you tell if a message is NOT of the Highest Energy? There are several things to look for.

Doubt: messages that create doubt within you about yourself (see previous post, “Beware of the Doubt-Seeders”)

Anger: messages written to incite anger about a cause, situation, person or belief system

Anger is a destructive force, and only feeds the person or energy who is inciting you to feel that way. Anger is the way of the old system. If someone is telling you to be angry about something, this is from the Ego. The flip side of Anger is passion. Passion is about speaking up for what you are passionate about. Passion leads to transformation and creation of the new. Anger leads only to destruction. You cannot destroy destruction with destruction. You can only oppose destruction with the energy of creation.

Learn the difference between Anger and passion, and you will be better able to discern when someone is trying to get you on board with their outrage, or when someone is assisting you to use your own passion to create positive change. This is a subtle distinction, and yet very important to learn about. If you are being asked to express anger/stand up against/fight for something that you would have not done so on your own, then this is a good time to re-examine how you came to feel that way about such a topic.

For example, if you are passionate about animal welfare, you will be already acting on your own to give to charities, write articles, or inform others about this topic. If all of a sudden you answer a call to action about this topic, but you have never done anything with it before, this is your signal that someone (a person or energy) is manipulating you into feeding anger, by getting you all riled up about it. (This is how many political talk shows operate, but this behavior can certainly extend into spirituality and many other life areas.)

Fear-Mongering: messages written to spread fear

As things progress forward, for a time there will still be messages that speak to fear. Again, this is because each individual is at a different place in their process of embracing the new energy. Those who are stuck in fear themselves, will be more likely to write messages that speak to fear. Some of these messages will be about natural disasters, war, greed and so forth. Where discernment is important is to determine if the message is providing facts about what has happened, or is instilling fear about what is yet to happen.

Remember, natural disasters and such have been a part of Gaia’s history since the beginning of time. Just as the human body experiences skin eruptions or muscle twitches, so must Gaia release the energy stored within her. One thing that you can rest assured in, is that because of so many Lightworkers signed up to help Gaia transform herself energetically, the severity of any future occurrences of such events is GREATLY reduced. Have no fear about Gaia’s release process, instead ask to volunteer to be an energy transformer to help her complete her shifting process.

If a message forewarns of a date, time or fearful outcome to something, this is fear-mongering. If a message speaks of disasters occurring because humanity has not done enough/is not holy enough/is not pure enough, etc., this is also fear-mongering.

Unworthiness: messages written in a better than/less than scenario

No one person is less than another. Period. It does not matter what choices a person makes or does not make. It does not matter what belief system someone holds. It does not matter what someone did or did not do. It does not matter where someone lives, what race or gender they are, their sexual orientation, age, family situation, education, status, wealth, etc., etc. All of humanity is equal. If any messages tells you about the superiority or inferiority of any one person or group over any other person or group, for ANY reason, be very cautious about the message. Messages of unworthiness are not of the Highest Energy.

Giving Orders: messages giving orders to you, as in your better do this, or this will/will not happen

There is no Higher Energy who will tell you what to do or how you should do something. The only exception to this would be your own intuition providing you with a personal directive from time to time, (as in, “Go to the store now, don’t wait.”) You should proceed with caution if you ever encounter a channeled (or even non-channeled) message from a source outside of you, which tells you what you MUST, SHALL, WILL, SHOULD, do. This is a time for Freedom for All. You are here at this time to make your own choices in ALL parts of your life, in fact you are about to experience more freedom of the Soul than you ever thought was possible. As long as your choices do not harm another person, then you are free to make them.

You need to be watchful if you are interacting with another person who is providing directives, orders, guilt-trips, or even sharing strong opinions that urge you to act. While everyone is most certainly entitled to have their own opinion about everything, it is quite another thing entirely to force an opinion upon another person. Learn to recognize the difference between a suggestion (like a friend giving advice) and a directive (forcing you to take a specific action). Again, this is subtle, so utilize both the knowledge available to you, as well as your own intuition to advise you about how to proceed in these situations.

Over positivity: messages that use positivity to obscure the facts

There is nothing wrong with putting a positive spin on something. What you want to be cautious of is the systematic use of positivity to ignore, obscure or manipulate the facts. This is often a guise for misdirection (even if done subconsciously). One way this shows up is when discussing this Ascension/Shift time, is when someone says that all souls will ascend. And, certainly while most souls (by far) will successfully make it through this changing time. There will be some who do not. This is not said in judgment, it is said in fact. Just like not everyone who begins school graduates, much is the same in this situation.

If you encounter a message stating that everyone has arrived or that everyone will Ascend, this is misleading and not giving a truthful picture of what is taking place. Remember, there are certain souls who have gone against Universal Laws, and as such, there are consequences to this. There are souls who have chosen not to ascend at this time as well, but will instead live on other planes of existence.
If you are reading this message here today, or are interested in developing your spirituality and relationship with yourself in one little bit, then you will move through this changing time successfully.

For those who are unfamiliar with the term Ascend as it is used here, it simply means to move fully into the 5D energy. This can happen either in a physical body, or upon transition to the other side. Neither life nor death is assurance for Ascension. Ascension takes place on an energetic level, and can be completed either while living in a physical body or upon death for those who have reached the end of their life at this time. Ascension is opening up to the full expansiveness of your Being! It is turning your body system from a remote controlled vehicle into a self-propelled vehicle.

Why you need to be careful of these messages is because using over-positivity is a sign that the individual is prone to manipulate circumstances to make someone feel better for the gain of the writer/author/channel.

Me, Me, Me: messages all about the author/writer

Experience is the best teacher, and many times someone will use their personal experience to demonstrate a lesson. This is just fine. What you want to watch for is a pattern of humble bragging, or messages that put attention back to the writer. Look for phrases that indicate the author/speaker/teacher is using themselves as an example for how to be/live, or a consistent use of comments where they are seeking out congratulations or praise from others. As in “look what I did today” “I accomplished this” “I helped with that” “It makes me sad when some does this” etc. These types of messages indicate that the individual is allowing their Ego to lead the communication process.

Hidden Pride: messages where the author is unable to take ownership in the fact that they brought forth the message

This is the opposite side to the same coin as above. This person is so focused on giving their energy away to everyone else, and often they cannot even accept a compliment. Hidden pride shows up as blame, judgment, anger, and frustration with others. These messages tend to be about giving your entire power/self/identity away to someone or something else. They can sound like they are written in humility, but this is VERY dangerous. If you are asked to give away a piece of who you are in any way, run away from the message!!

There is a balance that needs to be obtained on the quest for self-empowerment. Everyone is special, and yet no one is special. Everyone is unique and beautiful, but yet no one is better than another. Study these statements and feel how both parts of the statements are necessary. When someone only focuses on one side of the statement, things can get out of balance very quickly.

Discernment summary

The old energy and old way of doing things is falling away completely. As it does, it is still just as important to become aware of how to practice your discernment. Remember, in this time of spiritual liberation, not everyone will feel at ease with the process. As personal Egos try to hold on to the old way of doing things, many of the above listed scenarios will show up in their written or spoken communications. There is bound to be misinformation continuing to be presented still for a time.

How does this Free-For-All time feel?

For the most part, this time feels open, expansive and very freeing. But, for some people it can also feel overwhelming, and a bit scary. This is because the old energetic structures that have been in place for so long are dismantling and will be gone shortly. On an individual level, for some there was a feeling of being accustomed to operating from this structured grid (even if that grid created an energetic ceiling on humanity’s full expansiveness), and so they will continue to try to use that grid until it is totally no more.

Now that this grid is dismantling, there is a strange feeling, much like being leaf that is blowing in the wind. You are free, but cannot predict the next moment. For some individuals, that feels wonderful because they have already learned how to steer their leaf. But, for others it feels very scary, like they are losing control on the reality they had gotten used to. These individuals simply have not yet learned how to use their new navigation tools, and there will certainly be an adjustment period.

Just relax and open up to your true expansiveness. There truly are no limits to what you can do, and to who you can be. If you feel any old limited beliefs creep in, transform them into your positive vision of your future. Visualize your energy growing in an expanded fashion. Feel the body open up and the chakras expand and complete their upgrade. Open to receive the new, trust that your personal Ascension process will unfold in the best manner for you.

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How Do You Know What to Believe?

When you start to open the door to working with, and understanding, the world of Spirit, sometimes it seems like there is so much information that you do not know where to begin. As you go along on this journey, is it important to always use your own inner guidance system to determine whether something resonates with you or not.

Just because someone professes that information comes from the world of Spirit, this does not mean that you need to accept it without question. This blind acceptance comes from a conditioning having to do with many years of following what people in positions of “authority” tell others around them. There was often so much fear at going against these authority figures, that one would rather follow through with a direction or action that they do not believe in, than face what they knew to be the consequences of not obeying these orders.

As a part of your journey to become the Master of your own life, it becomes incredibly important to ensure that what you believe is your own truth and not just a duplicate of another person’s beliefs. Why is that? When you are not thinking and feeling for yourself in this way, it allows others to manipulate your energy. This does not happen in all cases, but this action does make you more susceptible to the influence of others.

In the eyes of Spirit, no soul is better than another; even those that you give the title of Master, or Angel, and so forth, do not hold a higher or better position in the heart of the Ultimate Being (God). All souls are equal; they are simply at different stages in their learning. Just as a parent would not say that their 17 year old child is better than their 8 year old child simply because one is older than the other; to the parent these children are equally loved and revered and that is how the Ultimate Being sees each of the souls in the Universe.

When you can remember your inner Divinity and recognize that no one in a position of “authority” is better than you in any way, this allows for you to release lingering feelings of doubt, lack of worthiness, anger and frustration that are carried over from any past lifetimes of servitude, whether physical, emotional, mental or spiritual. Releasing these energies is extremely powerful and until this energy is released, it is impossible to move beyond a certain point in your spiritual growth.

Imagine you are an elementary school teacher about to pass a child to the next level of schooling. If this child was tested, and they constantly referred to another student for the answer, then one would say that this child has not learned the knowledge to enable them to move on. This is how is it with the process of spiritual development; until you are fully in control of your own thoughts, beliefs, emotions and actions, then you cannot graduate to the next level.

This is where discernment comes into play, as you go through your learning and development. There are times when you feel that you are being bombarded with so much information, and sometimes that information even contradicts itself! How do you know what to believe? Well, the answer is inside of you. When you feel something that resonates to the core of your being, no matter how “silly”, “emotional” or “impractical” it may seem to your logical mind; if you feel it in your heart, it is this resonance that is your Soul’s way of showing you the information is something you need for your own spiritual development.

The truth that you feel may be a different truth from the person sitting next to you. That is perfectly acceptable; each soul is entitled to their own truth. Each soul has different lessons to learn on their journey and different pieces of information will need to be known to different people at different times. What someone may feel with the truth in their heart, may not be what you feel.

You do not have to believe something that you do not resonate with; you do not have to accept things from others without questioning them. And most importantly, you do need to follow any direction or guidance, including this message, if it does not feel right to you. There is no longer any need to fear searching for, and walking in, your own truth.

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