Inter-dimensional Life Review to “Make Ascension Normal”@ Awakening with Suzanne Lie

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2016

Inter dimensional Life Review to “Make Ascension Normal”–Special Blog Event by Suzanne Lie

9-8-16

Interdimensional Life Review

You can also listen to a recording between Shawnna and Sue about this Blog Event HERE

Shawnna: We’re going to have a series based on our Interdimensional Life Review. This series will begin and everyone is invited to join. The Arcturians have told us that they will be leading us into our next level of expansion. So get ready to go through some in-depth reviews of every interdimensional experience that has occurred in your life thus far.

Sue: Yes, during this “life review” we will be focusing on our interdimensional experiences. We are talking about remembering and acknowledging ALL the interdimensional experiences that we have had in the four areas of our life that are our:

Early childhood

Adolescence

Young Adult

Where you are now

To avoid confusion, we will define the difference between “interdimensional” and “multidimensional” as:

“Multidimensional” experiences represent a “knowing” that there is more to our total SELF than just our third-dimensional, physical self and our fourth-dimensional dream and imagination self.

On the other hand, we are defining our “Interdimensional” experiences as our conscious, yet often forgotten, communications between the different layers of our Multidimensional SELF, as well as our communications with higher dimensional beings that are NOT members of our personal multidimensional nature.

When we experienced these “interdimensional occurrences,” we may not have realized that we actually had an interdimensional experience. We may have thought, “Oh, wow I had this weird dream or wild experience. I don’t even know where I went or who I was communicating with.”

As young children we likely would not call our experience “interdimensional,” as that was not a term most young children could understand, or have ever heard. Hence, our true interdimensional experiences were likely ignored, called a dream, or an “active imagination.”

Therefore, we are going to go through each age group, starting when we were children and re-looking at what happened.

I know that I put these experiences under the category of “weird,” which did not allow me to realize that I had actually experienced a conscious contact with a higher dimensional being.

Hence, we, as a continuation of our ongoing “Make Ascension Normal” campaign, we are re-defining our “weird” experiences as “INTERDIMENSIONAL” experiences. As children, many of us received many wonderful experience and advanced communications because our minds were open.

We didn’t have any expectations yet, and we were much like an empty book. Therefore, our “Spirit Guides,” “Make believe friends,” and our “higher-dimensional expressions of Self” were downloading a great deal of interdimensional information into our open minds.

However, as we became adolescents, we got busy with being popular, smart, and athletic, etc. As an adolescent, it was often more important to be like everybody else than it was to be like our self.

When we became young adults, we went to college, got married, found jobs and had children. Who had time for re-defining our “weird” experiences as an “interdimensional communication?

Fortunately, these interdimensional experiences were still happening all along because these experiences don’t occur within time. Interdimensional experiences happen within the fifth dimensional NOW.

Too often, we did not take the “time” to write down our experiences. Therefore, they became lost to our daily memory. Sometimes, we did not even recognize these experiences as being “real,” or we didn’t have the awareness to say, “Wow, that was an interdimensional experience!”

Instead, we might have said, “Oh, that was a crazy dream,” “Man, was that ever a trip.” or “What was that about? That was a weird thing.” Hence, many of our “interdimensional” experiences were put down in the categories of “weird,” “Just a dream,” or “What was that about?”

What we want to do during this series is to take these experiences out of the old “where do I put this” category, and place it into where it belongs, which is a real category of “Interdimensional Experiences”. But first, we need to more deeply define that term.

One of the many definitions would be, “For a moment of our third dimensional self, we inter-connected with a higher-dimensional frequency.” Then, whether this connection was through a dream, a meditation, our imagination, or through a performance of some type, we can acknowledge that we were in connection with a higher dimensional energy field.

In any of these situations, there is an expansion of our consciousness. But as we go back to our Early Childhood, Adolescence and Young Adulthood, and Where We Are NOW, we can gain a broader and deeper recognition of our SELF.

As we go back through our life we will see how we defined “consciousness” differently during different eras of our life. Once, being “conscious” only meant that we were awake. But awake meant that our eyes were open, and we could see the 3D world.

NOW, all of these terms have “interdimensional” definitions. For example:

  • “Interdimensional Consciousness” means our ability to interact with higher frequencies of reality
  • “Awake” means that we are aware of our “higher consciousness” and are able to receive, retain, and hopefully document, our ever-increasing interdimensional experiences.

We now define an “interdimensional experience” as a conscious interaction between our third dimensional self and a higher dimensional being. Furthermore, our fourth dimensional self is able to receive and understand this experience enough for our physical self to document it, so that we would not forget it.

But what about all the many interdimensional experiences that we already forgot?

We wish to bring in a picture, or an idea, or a feeling, or a deeper memory and fuller understanding of our interdimensional experiences. In this NOW, we will not title these experiences as “weird, or “just a dream.”

In this NOW, we will consciously, and collectively, recognize that these experiences that have occurred throughout our life, were REAL experiences. We will also consult our own Multidimensional SELF for guidance and deeper understanding of WHY we have had these experiences and WHY we forgot them.

By bringing our Multidimensional SELF online to assist us to more fully understand the interdimensional messages that we are consciously remembering, we will better understand the expanded self that we have always been.

In other words, we have been guided all of our lives, but we didn’t call it “guidance.” Therefore, we didn’t register these experiences in our conscious mind. As we allow these experiences to rise to the surface of our heart and mind, we can better remember that we have ALWAYS been the interdimensional/multi-dimensional being that we have been TRYING TO BE.

Shawnna:  I think this will be a fun process. In our initial discussions, we were comparing this process with the experiences people have which are called NDE, “near-death experiences,” andSTE, “spiritually transformative experiences.”

Therefore, I think we are creating a whole new category for the description of this type of awareness.” We are calling it the “IDE,” Interdimensional Experience, and creating an effective way for people to make sense of what’s going on in their lives.

People are asking, “What do we call this?” “How do we describe these things that are happening to us?” We are the pioneers in this stage of human evolution. Hence, it is pretty fascinating to imagine what these experiences are really about.

Sue: Yes, it’s as if we went back in time where many people were still riding in buggies, but other people were switching to driving cars. Suddenly, people were asking questions like,  “How does it feel to drive a car, as opposed to riding in a buggy?”

And, as soon as people started driving cars, an entirely different vocabulary was created, such as:

“What’s a brake?

What’s an accelerator?

Where’s the windshield?

How do we start the automobile?”

An entirely new vocabulary was created that was brand new because no one had ever had an automobile before.

In the same way, a “new vocabulary” is being created for a “new experience.” This is what is happening NOW, as our “interdimensional experiences” become real in our daily experience.

We talked several times about having that peek into the fifth dimension, and that’s usually how these interdimensional experiences first begin. In some way, we are having these experiences either through our dreams, meditations, or sometimes just walking through the woods, or driving in the car.

Then, totally out of nowhere we get a flash. That flash was that we went from third/fourth dimensional life into our fifth dimensional life. Now THAT is a flash! And, the light of that “flash of awareness” activates our Multi-dimensional Mind, which is the combination of our right and left hemispheres, as well as our fifth-dimensional, Lightbody brain.

As more and more people make these “multidimensional connections” within their own bodies, more and more of their Multidimensional SELF is coming “online” in their physical body and in their everyday life. The first ones to awaken and consciously create these conscious connections with their “interdimensional life experiences” will be called on to assist others.

Our “child,” “adolescent,” “young adult” and “where we are now” phases of our life are all different. In each of these phases, we perceive the same thing in a different way. If you are a young child and saw a Higher Being you would probably say, “Oh wow, look at that, this is my pretend friend, my buddy!”

But if you’re an adult, or maybe an executive, you’re an adult who has to keep your 3D life striving and succeeding. When this person has an interdimensional experience, they may say, “Oh, I must be hallucinating. What happened? I think I drank too many cocktails last night.” Or, “What’s wrong with me?”

If we go back into our childhood, we may realize that we have been having “interdimensional experiences” since you were very young. Then, we can better remember our true, Multidimensional SELF that got lost in the process of our “growing up.”

Most important, maybe then we can allow ourselves to title these experiences as “Preparing for Ascension.” In this manner, the same experiences are translated in a different way, because WE are different people in this NOW.

Shawnna: What we are saying now is just scratching the surface because we will be guided as we all move together through this full process. It will be interesting to go back and revisit all of these experiences that we’ve had through our lifetime, and put them into this new category. We’ll have a chance to get very creative as we find new ways to describe our experiences.

Sue: Yes, and all of this is under the format of “Make Ascension Normal” because, as we went through our life and had these experiences, we did NOT think that they were normal. Therefore, we didn’t share them, and we didn’t want to talk to anybody about them.

I had lots of those kinds of experiences, and boy, did I learn to keep my mouth shut. I learned to remind myself, “Do NOT tell people about this, don’t tell anybody about it, because that “look” will come across their face if you do.”

Then I would say to myself, “OK, they think I’m crazy. I’m not going to share this kind of stuff anymore!” I was born in 1946, so it was a different era. For those of you who are younger, it may have been more acceptable for you to have these types of experiences.

In closing, I wish to give an “operational definition” for:  “Making Ascension Normal.” By “Making Ascension Normal”, we are accepting that all of our interdimensional experiences that we have had throughout our life have all been A NORMAL PART of Personal and Planetary ascension.

That acceptance transmutes our experiences from, “Oh wow, I had this really weird thing happen,” to, “What is weird is that we all got lost in the illusions of the third dimension.”

The third dimension is a pretty confusing frequency of reality, and there is a lot to understand. Furthermore, the third dimension changes all the time, which makes life difficult, but interesting.

On the other hand, our interdimensional experiences and communications keep us consciously tuned into the process of Planetary Ascension.

Blessings to you all.  We hope you can join us.

Interdimensional Life Review

Welcome to our in-depth 5-week process!

We will be guiding you through 5 weeks of the Interdimensional Experience (IDE) exploratory process. Follow along with weekly blog posts that will guide us

through each of the stages of our lives.
We are also offering additional opportunities for you to connect with each other more intimately and receive guidance in a series of three webinars.

If you are seeking an integrated and intimate experience, please join us for

a three-webinar series:

Webinar 1: Saturday, September 17, 2016

Webinar 2: Saturday, October 1, 2016

Webinar 3: Saturday, October 15, 2016

11:00 A.M. – 12:30 PM Pacific (PDT)

1:00 PM CDT / 2:00 PM EDT / 8:00 PM Europe (CEST)

(Local Time)

Lecture Fee: $55.00

If you are unable to attend live, we welcome you to go ahead and register,

and you will receive the recording.

P.S., as a BONUS for ALL registrants, we are pleased to offer a free learning package FREE in appreciation for your attendance and registration!

* Learn More and Register *

Posted by Suzanne Lie at 12:09 AM

Back to the Beginning @ Awakening with Suzanne Lie

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2016

Back to the Beginning–by Suzanne Lie

9-7-16

BACK TO THE BEGINNING

Suzanne Lie

FIRST STAGE OF INTERDIMENSIONAL LIFE REVIEW

TO BE POSTED ON SEPTEMBER 15, 2016

Interdimensional Life Review

Since we are preparing for our upcoming interdimensional life review, I wanted to share a few writings that literally arrived on my desktop. Now of course, I must have found them somewhere, and I am sure that I must have posted them there, or maybe they arrive via email.

However, they came to my attention, it was my NOW to begin “my” interdimensional life review starting with my very first saved channels that started around 1994. Below is the very pertinent, early message that appeared on the desktop of my computer. I believe that it is also somewhere in my early website postings. There is also the first mention of Arcturus.

PATH 1994

(The below few sentences were channeled, as I had not idea about ETs then.)

The ETs are NOT coming “to us”

They are coming “INTO us”

And guess what? Many of them are our SELF!

Early beginnings and my first meeting with the Arcturians…

The introductions to my fifth dimensional selves began in earnest when the Kundalini began to move up my spine in 1994. It was then, that I met the Arcturians

2-6-94

My One,

Are you listening to our call? We are in need of Beings who inhabit the physical form to serve as step down transformers for our Light. Your planet is now entering a time of great transformation on every level of life.

For almost two thousand years the Cosmic Light has been stepping up its transmission to your planet, which we believe you have titled Earth. We, however, have always known it as Terra X. Terra, as a description of its landed mass, and X because it has been the site of a great experiment.

This experiment has been one of physical limitation and individuation. We created limitation and separation to limit the beings of Terra X from experiencing the full perception of SELF.

We did this in order to force them into individuating into independent creation vehicles. We would gauge this experiment as both a success and a failure. It has been a success in that there has been a creation and realization of massive creative energies.

However, the limitation from the sources of true creative power has caused a great degree of danger to the entire planet and all of its life forms. Human beings who are unaware of their unity with all other forms of life have developed a shocking degree of arrogance and selfishness.

In the earlier years, humans and those of us from the higher dimensions communicated freely with each other. The humans were even able to realize how they were only a small component of the entire evolutionary picture.

However, too often when humans are not humbled by the vision of what is more evolved than they, they generally tend to behave selfishly and act outside the parameters of the total evolutionary plan for the planet.

Therefore, these beings must be removed, as they have become a great danger to the entire experiment. We have learned that too much isolation from the Brotherhood and Sisterhood of Light has created a species of humans who are a danger to, not only those around them, but also, to themselves.

This new species is so devoid of spiritual awareness that they are totally unable to perceive themselves as being a small component of a larger system. They perceive themselves as miniature suns around which the rest of life must rotate.

We are unhappy that some of those who are connected to our network will also have to be removed, but that fact is unavoidable at this time. As the time of transmutation approaches, the human world will be separated into those who perceive the higher realms and those who cannot.

In other words, those who have been able to evolve beyond the old limitation of perception of the higher planes will be able to make conscious choices regarding their future habitation upon the planet.

On the other hand, those who refuse the acknowledgement of their Higher Selves, or the Higher Selves of others, will not be able to choose their destiny and will be swept up in a web of transformation.

This unconscious transformation will be frightening, as they will not understand that they are returning to their true Self. They may, instead, experience the transformation as loss, or even death. Those who are resistant to change will see the Web of Transformation as a Web of Fear.

However, those who are aware of higher levels of existence will experience their journey into the Unknown as a long-awaited Return and a glorious new beginning. Therefore, we now call on those who are able to perceive us to join this Network of Light.

There are those among you who can travel beyond your physical vibration to gain further instructions regarding your assignment. There are also those among you who will not be able to perceive our message in a conscious way but will.

Nevertheless, some of you will alter your behavior and choices to be consistent with our messages. At this time, we ask those of you who can perceive us to please spread our message to anyone within your sphere of influence who is able to be receptive to this message.

We do not wish to spread fear, as this emotion would only further lower the collective vibration of the planet. Therefore, if you can carefully and selectively serve as our emissaries for this mission, we would be able to accelerate your process with a minimum of anxiety and confusion.

Before ending our transmission, please allow us to introduce ourselves. We are the members of The Brotherhood and Sisterhood of Light.

(Dear Reader, it many years for me to be ready to post my messages in a public manner. I, therefore, realize why any of you may be reticent to share you own inner life with others. However, the time is NOW for us to speak our TRUTH.)

2-23-94

A Dream

“Can you trust me?” were the final words I heard before I woke up.

I realized that I didn’t know how to answer the question without hurting someone’s feelings. Others were in the room and, although I loved them, I could not trust them with my secret self.

Also, I wasn’t sure who asked the question. It seemed like the man that I saw with my Third Eye had asked the question. Therefore, I did not feel I could speak to him in front of the others. I had learned that it was not safe to openly share that part of my “self” with others. At best they would placate me, and at worst they would ridicule me.

When I awoke, I remembered the topic about which I had to trust “him.” But I didn’t know yet who “he” was. The topic was the issue of my totally entering my physical body.

“He” had asked me if I thought I would hurt anyone.

“No”, I replied. “I don’t think I have hurt anyone before, but I have been hurt. I think I am afraid of being hurt again.”

His response was, “Do you trust me?” I woke up with that question resounding in my heart and mind.

In the dream I had known that before I could answer the question I would have to be away from the others, so that I had to determine who ‘he’ was. He instructed me to look at him through my heart. As I did so he said, “Don’t you recognize me?’

I did then. He was me. He was my Divine Self wanting to join with me in my physical form.

“Can we fit together in the physical form?” I asked hopefully and yet afraid. If he joined me, would that mean that I no longer had my anchor in the higher planes?

“Of course not, love,” he answered telepathically. “There is no time and space in my reality. I can be in both places at once, just as you can. You simple have difficulty remembering that fact in your third dimensional consciousness. I can join you in your NOW so that we can travel together beyond the boundaries of time. “

“Is my physical body ready yet for both of us?” I ask

“Are you afraid that it is?” was the answer.

“Yes, I am!” I returned. “I am afraid of the darkness about me, and I am especially afraid of the darkness still within me. I know that fear empowers this darkness. Was that why you asked me to trust you? Can I give my fear to you?”

“If you do so,” he answered, “You will no longer have a reason to keep such distance from your physical form and your physical life. But remember, your main fear is that you shall become trapped within that form as you became trapped in form in Atlantis.

“You also know that you volunteered for the Grand Cycle, the end of the era that completes itself after the turn of the millennium. That is when a wave of higher vibration will become available to the Earth inhabitants. This higher vibration will allow humanity to extend their consciousness into the fifth dimension with more ease than has been available since the peak of Atlantis.

“Of course, the coming of the fifth vibration, and higher, is causing a polarization upon the planet which forces humanity to choose between spirituality and materialism. The choices made by the humans will determine their destiny, as well as the destiny of those who have remained unconscious and have, therefore, refused to choose.

“Those of you who have chosen spirituality will expand your consciousness into the higher dimensions. Those who are awake will experience this movement as transformation, while those who are still asleep may experience it as fear.

“Your individual and collective belief systems will have much bearing on how your experience this transformation. Now, my one, in response to your question about your body, the answer is ALMOST. Continue with your communication with me, and I shall assist you.”

8-24-94

Dearest,

I am Kepier, your future self. There is no time except in the physical third dimensional world. Let us (meaning the unity of my/our fifth dimensional consciousness) explain to you how this is so. The third dimension is a tightly constrained frequency. Its frequency envelope is very small. The fourth dimension has a wider frequency envelope, and the fifth dimension is wider yet.

As the frequencies increase in amplitude they also increase their range. This is opposite on the physical plane because of the harmonic resonance. On the physical plane, low frequency, such as a foghorn, is more stable. Therefore, it resonates longer and carries farther through space.

This is because the resonant frequency of the foghorn is similar to that of the third dimension. Does that give you an idea of how low the vibration of the physical plane is? The foghorn can be heard from far away because it activates a resonant vibration in the perceiver.

In your physical world, low frequencies mask out, are louder than, high frequencies. Low frequencies fit easily within the envelope of the third dimension, whereas high frequencies do not.

The constant buffeting of the high frequencies against the tight boundaries of the third dimension causes the high frequencies to decay and dampen quickly once they travel away from their source. For these reasons, lower frequencies are more easily accessible to your third dimensional perceptions.

Humanity can learn to raise its consciousness, and raise its resonant frequency brain waves to have greater access to higher perceptions. We, that is you and me, Kepier, resonate at a higher frequency because we exist in the fifth dimension and above. Before, you are able to perceive me directly you will need to remember how to raise your consciousness to encompass the fifth dimension.

Once you could do that, you perceived us only in our archetypal form of Ascended Masters who often sacrificed resonating in the fifth dimension to give service from the fourth dimension, so that humanity could more easily connect with them.

Members of the Angelic Kingdom have also made this sacrifice. What third dimensional humanity is on the cusp of realizing is that YOU are, in fact, those Ascended Masters and Angels.

When some humans were born, they did not sacrifice your fourth dimensional perception. This caused most of you to feel a sense of isolation and loneliness from ‘the other humans,’ but you had all had promised to remember Home while wearing your human vessel.

Many of you did well. You did not know that you could personally perceive us in your youth because we are citizens who once resided on another planet called Arcturus. You had too much fear to fully that fact because of your early brainwashing from “horror movies” from your childhood such as The Blob, X the Unknown, and the Angry Red Planet. The indoctrination of the 1950’s closed your mind to us, but we have been waiting.

Now that your consciousness is clear of these fears you will be able to perceive us more and more directly. Do not worry that you do not see us with your lower perception. It is not our destiny to lower our vibration, but rather your destiny to raise yours. Use us as a beacon to help keep you connected to the higher planes.

Within the smaller envelope of the third dimension there is much decay. The molecules of lower vibration beings, such as the mineral kingdom, do not buffet against the walls of the envelope and are therefore more constant and less subject to decay. Therefore, they last longer in time.

Flowers are of a very high spiritual vibration. Hence, they do not last for as much “time” in the physical world, as their higher frequency energy fields are quickly buffeted against the walls of the lower frequency envelope of the third dimensional energy fields.

This decay of the original vibration is actually the source of time and space, as well as the source of aging. Aging is the decay of the resonant frequency of the physical body as it buffets against the limits of the third dimensional frequency.

Also, your original vibration is progressing through time and space away from its true frequency, which was present at birth. This situation is as it should be because the physical plane is a schoolroom on which humans attend and eventually graduate. That graduation is death.

Some take only a few classes and die young, while others take many classes and live to be old. Some expand their consciousness to a higher vibration. They achieve this higher vibration by taking responsibility for their experiences and integrating them into their consciousness as “lessons.”

On the other hand, many humans see themselves see themselves as victims. They take no responsibility for their life and often blame it on others rather than confront themselves. Some of these humans actually go backwards.

Some even fall into a very low vibration, become selfish and try to take from others what they are unable to create for themselves. They try to take life, love or power, but these things are difficult, if not impossible, to steal. Therefore, they take other’s possessions, which are so important on the third dimension.

On the higher planes, possessions have no importance at all. On the higher planes, we can all quickly manifest anything we need with our spiritual\creative force. Since we can always create it, we can release it back to First Cause when we are done with it. There is no need to “possess” anything, as we can never lose it.

Since we cannot lose it, we do not need to “want” it. It simply IS!

The process of graduation—returning to SELF—is one of learning to rise above the envelope of the third dimension vibration while remaining consciously connected to the higher dimensions.

Your Soul Home is the base reality from which you can travel to all other realities. It is your “launching pad.” Therefore, perceive your Soul Home constantly in your heart and mind, and it will remind you to remain conscious of the fifth dimension’s finer vibrations.

Remember us/me

I AM/We Are Kepier

WE WELCOME YOU TO JOIN US

ON OUR FIVE WEEK INTERDIMENSIONAL LIFE REVIEW

MAKE ASCENSION NORMAL

by remembering that you have ALWAYS  been connected to YOU!

We will be guiding you through 5 weeks of the Interdimensional Experience (IDE) exploratory process. Follow along with weekly blog posts that will guide us through the life stages of our

childhood, adolescent, adult and where you are now.

You will get a free recording to assist you to connect with each of these stages of your life.

We are also offering additional opportunities for you to connect with each other more intimately and receive guidance in a series of three webinars.

If you are seeking an integrated and intimate experience, please join us for

a three-webinar series:

Webinar 1: Saturday, September 17, 2016

Webinar 2: Saturday, October 1, 2016

Webinar 3: Saturday, October 15, 2016

11:00 A.M. – 12:30 PM Pacific (PDT)

1:00 PM CDT / 2:00 PM EDT / 8:00 PM Europe (CEST)

(Local Time)

FEE for ALL Three Webinars: $55.00  

You can also JUST follow the 5 Week experience via the Blog.

If you are unable to attend the live webinars, we welcome you to go ahead and register,

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Posted by Suzanne Lie at 7:46 AM

The Soul – A Gift from the Heavens – William Meader @ Emergent Light

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ART : Soul Painting by Luisa Villavicencio @ Fine Art America

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The Soul – A Gift from the Heavens

The quality of soulfulness exists within everything that is, whether large and small. Within the Esoteric Tradition it has long been understood that soul is something innate within all grades of life. This is true whether speaking of the life of a human being, a blade of grass, or the life that ensouls the entire solar system. All are essentially soulful. Though it is fascinating to consider the soul found within greater and lesser forms of life, in this writing we shall confine our discussions to the human soul. The human soul holds a very unique position in the evolutionary scheme of things. This is because in the human kingdom the soul develops the quality of “individualness” for the first time in its long evolutionary sojourn through the various kingdoms in naturThe quality of individuality is the most striking characteristic of the human soul. Compared to the animal soul, human consciousness has a much greater capacity to know itself, and to assert self will in opposition to the forces of instinct. The soul is structured in such a way that a sense of “I-ness” can emerge, thus making it possible for a person to be distinct from the consciousness of the herd, so to speak. However, this is not true of animal and plant life. To the animal, for instance, instinct is what largely governs its consciousness, and this according to the species of which it is a part.Instinct represents an animal’s innate reactivity to the soul of its species. It is a collective soul that governs its actions, not an individual soul. It may well be asked, what then of the instinct found within human beings? True it is that people will, at times, experience an instinctual reaction to various events in life. Yet, this is not characteristic of a human being per se. Rather, it is the residue of animal consciousness still present within us. It must be here understood that there is an important distinction to be recognized between instinct and intuition, for they are often confused for each other. Instinct is of our animal history, while intuition is a feature of the human soul itself, and is therefore divine. For example, the tendency to conform to mass opinion is rooted in the herd instinct of our animal past, while a sensed intuition revealing the oneness of all things comes forth from the human soul.In this example, both instinct and intuition appear to relate to a sensed unity, but as can be seen, the basis of this perception is quite different. Aeons ago, humanity evolved through the animal kingdom. As such, the legacy of animal instinct is still with us. In many ways, spiritual evolution is based on our ability to rise above the ancient animal rhythms that we still carry with us. To do so requires that we discern instinctual urge from those genuine intuitions sent forth by the soul. Within each of us can be found two forces shaping our every perception and impulse to act. The beast and the divine, the past and future, find meeting ground within every human being, and a choice must eventually be made. This is the distinguishing mark of life in the human kingdom. We stand at the midway point between that which was, and that which is destined to be, and we are conscious of both.  Verily, the human soul, in its uniqueness, has the capacity to lift us from our feral underpinnings into the radiance of divine Selfhood, as destiny preordains it to be. Such is the nature of human evolution.

The Divine Gift

To understand the human soul, we must discuss the causal body, its origin and composition. The causal body is the container or vehicle of the soul. Sometimes described by clairvoyants as the auric egg, it extends outward from the physical body, often several feet. In some of the ancient occult literature, it is referred to as the “treasury”. This is certainly a fitting term, in that the causal body is the repository of every positive attribute garnered through experience over the course of countless incarnations. The origin and formation of the human causal body is a fascinating story shrouded in ancient occult lore. For as already noted, unlike life within the animal and vegetable kingdoms, humans have individual causal forms. Legend has it that the beginning of this unique development occurred in the middle of the Lemurian epoch of human existence, approximately 18 million years ago; a time predating the Atlantian civilization. During that distant age, humankind individualized. That is to say that human beings began to spiritually manifest individual causal bodies (souls) for the first time. Most importantly, it was due to this event that humanity was able to lift itself from actions governed by mere animal instinct. With the advent of individual causal forms came the capacity to develop individualized minds. The spark of mind was born, and human life was no longer strictly guided by physical and emotional instinct. The seeds of reason, and the capacity to “know thyself” began to germinate. It would be several million years before self-knowledge and individual thought would blossom forth within the human kingdom. Nonetheless, the beginnings of such capacity took place in that far distance period in history. Such an event was only possible because of the advent of individual causal forms.

Yet, how did such a development occur? What force led humanity to move from operating within a collective soul to the creation of individualized causal bodies? We are told in the ancient esoteric teaching that this occurrence was due to the intervention of great angelic life. Often referred to as the Solar Angels, these great lives are said to have planted within humanity the spark of individualized mind. World religions have long promoted mythologies that relate to this phenomenon, though often with some distortion. Such an example is clearly evident within the Christian tradition regarding the fallen angel, Lucifer. Such an idea is reminiscent of this ancient event, though the interpretation is quite different. Lucifer has been condemned for tempting mankind with the fruit of knowledge. Yet, esoterically considered, the light created by the mind (fruit of knowledge) is what makes it possible for humanity to rise above its animal nature. Interestingly, even the name Lucifer means the “bearer of light”.

The legend regarding the coming of the Solar Angels, if true, is very important to one’s spiritual development today. The reason is that the substance of one’s causal body is of the Solar Angel. Stated differently, the container for the soul (causal body) of every human being is composed of substance donated to him/her from the body of a great solar angelic entity, and has been for millions of years. As conveyed in legend, this angelic being has sacrificed an aspect of itself, so that it may assist a human being in the development of his/her loving mind. Strange and obscure as it may seem, to experience the soul within oneself is to experience the living nature of an overshadowing angelic being. Verily, within the Christian notion of a guardian angel is found simplistic reference to this ancient esoteric fact.

In the Eastern mystical tradition, the causal body is depicted as a nine-petalled lotus, each petal relating to a certain spiritual quality that must eventually be developed within one’s life. These petals are symbolically found in tiers, or layers within the causal body. Each tier represents a category of attributes that the soul must eventually unfold in the life. Over the course of countless incarnations, these tiers of petals are developed and slowly opened by the soul. As such, the soul evolves, and by so doing, becomes increasingly able to express itself in the outer world. Below is a summary of the tiers of petals found within the lotus, and their function:

Outer Tier:  Knowledge Petals

When this tier of petals is fully open, the knowledge and intelligence of the soul has become operative in one’s outer life. In addition, it indicates that the soul has gained relative mastery over the physical plane appetites, particularly as they relate to animal magnetism and sexual urge. An intelligent understanding and application of love begins to take precedence over unbridled animal passion.

Middle Tier:  Love Petals

The opening of the love petals indicates that the soul is able to rightly express love. The “need to be loved” gives way to the capacity to affirm unconditional love. This tier, when fully open, denotes that the soul has learned how to rightly work with emotion, while no longer being controlled by emotion.

Central Tier:  Sacrifice Petals

When this tier of petals begins to open, spiritual sacrifice becomes operative in one’s life. There emerges a profound need to relinquish all that is personal on behalf of the Eternal. When fully open, utter sacrifice toward the Will of God becomes the governing principle in one’s life. In addition, the soul has developed relative mastery over the mind. No longer is the mind able to think thoughts contrary to the soul’s intention.

Generically speaking, the unfolding of these three tiers occur in the order here given. In this can be seen the great drama of spiritual evolution over countless lives. Through each incarnation the soul develops greater capacity to express itself in this manner. In truth, the measure of where one stands upon the Path is determined by the degree of causal body unfoldment. Spiritual evolution is based upon the degree that one is able to express the soul through his/her personality (lower-self). As can be easily recognized in our experience, the personality is not always cooperative with the impulses coming from the soul. There are times when our physical appetites take precedence over the soul’s desire to act on behalf of the higher good. At other times, our emotional passions can carry us away from what the soul intends for us to do. And certainly it is not hard to recognize those moments when unwholesome thoughts distract us from our spiritual focus. Such experiences simply indicate that the soul has not yet fully opened certain petals within the causal body. Yet, it would be an error to adopt the attitude that, because the soul has not fully unfolded itself, there is nothing one can do about it. Actually the truth is found in the opposite view. It is through deliberate self-reflection, and in the disciplining of the personality nature, that the soul is given the opportunity to express itself with greater success. It is that which is most noble within us that gives evidence of this influence. If truly soul-inspired, our thoughts and deeds will always be colored by intelligence, selfless love, and/or sacrificial will.

There is much value in understanding the characteristics of the soul, its origin and nature. Other considerations are also of great importance to anyone seeking more soulfulness in their lives. Such things as an examination of the Ray of the soul, an assessment of the soul’s purpose hidden within the rising sign of the natal chart, and consideration of various karmic factors all contribute to the understanding of soul, and the nature of its unfoldment in our lives. Within many spiritual circles, there is much discussion of the soul. Yet, it is important that we truly understand what the soul is. To understand its nature is to be more mindful of how to detect it within our objective and subjective experiences. In many ways, there is no more important a topic to be considered by spiritually minded people. For to live a spiritual life is to express the soul as fully as possible. It is often a surprise for people to learn that the soul itself is seeking to evolve, and this through assistance given to it by a great angelic life. Yet such is the case. And though the soul is given this divine help, it is not enough for it to consummate its evolution. It must also depend upon the human personality to work on itself, so as to become a purer conduit for the soul’s downward radiation.

© 1999  William Meader

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