This very personal transformation is happening OUT LOUD, in VERY PUBLIC WAYS, on every SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM with HUNDREDS OR THOUSANDS OF VIEWS, and quietly, in bedrooms and kitchens and bathrooms and doctors’ offices; at bedsides, in church pews, cubicles, couches and home offices. Navigation can be quite the challenge. We wear so many hats.
At its core, this is a revolution of love. Do you see?
Are people disappointing you? Are you letting yourself down? Are things moving too fast or too slow or in the wrong direction? Does it feel as if you are in the wrong place? Are you longing to find “home”? Does any of it really matter or really change how you feel? Really?
What will be the point and when will it arrive and what will happen then? To you? What will happen to you?
What happens now is full transparency. All that you are is seen.
The answers you seek are here. You only need to ask the question. You will rarely be satisfied if in fact what you do is declare what must happen in order to be pleased. This bears repeating – you will rarely be satisfied if you declare what must happen in order to be pleased.
Who are you to demand pleasure? This is not a rude inquiry, but an honest one. You are but human, as am I. Whether spiritually evolved or dead asleep, our work here is the work of man.
From whom does man demand pleasure from? This creation he seeks to please him – is his own.
If you make demands and declare expectations you will sit sad and disappointed always.
Demands and expectation depend on some outside other. There is no outside other here. We are but reflections of our own intentions. We are the creator gods; manifesting maniacs honing our skills as we watch the show.
This moment now? It is for you. It is erupting right now. What is it to love? Who is it you love?
Who you are will rise up through every expectation. Do you see what is happening?
You are you are you are you are you are you are you are you are you. There can be, there is, no pretense.
The truth stands naked and exposed, with no choice but to be.
Do you see?
You do love, you do. It is now seen that everyone cannot any longer hide behind names, titles, relationships, positions, political parties, generations, income brackets. We are but One.
You must give until there is no need. Do you know what this signifies?
Need is created from a perception of lack. It is an odd occurrence to observe this. You will not perceive need from a state of abundance.
It is your human part that perceives need. The greater part of you has no such perception.
Like the chicken and the egg, the question is unanswerable. Which came first? A feeling of abundance or the physical condition of having every “need” met?
Look deeply at your self-perception. It drives everything.
Yes, we do this individually. Yes, we do this together. We are going as fast as we are able to, sometimes as we are willing to. Each of us.
Brilliantly, perfectly, wonderfully – doing a fine job.
As you evolve you will find no sadness, and consequently the headlines will change. You will cease to complain. Bliss is found, finally. It is hanging out with joy and sharing a laugh with fun.
You will be.
In whatever circumstance you find yourself, you will be new.
We will all be new.
We are all new.
You’ve got this.
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“Greetings. We are the Arcturian Council. We are pleased to connect with all of you.
We have awakened within you a sense of who you have been, and we have simultaneously awakened a sense that you have of where you are going. You are going to be where we are, someday, and we know that many of you would like to jump right to the ninth dimension. But we also know that you would be missing out on so much fun if you did. The joy of the journey is not only possible. It is highly likely from this point forward.
Now that you are awakened and ascending, you must realize that everything can only get better from where you are. Everything is expanding, raising its vibration, and becoming less polarized. So as you ascend from one dimension to the next, you don’t experience the same degree of polarity. You don’t experience the same intensity that you have there on Earth, in the third and fourth dimensions.
We invite you to feel for the unification of our energy. Because we know ourselves as a collective, there is no fragmentation and there is no separation. What you really want to do is to feel that within yourselves now. You don’t need to skip dimensions in order to get to the place of feeling unified. You can defragment yourselves and let go of the idea of separation between you and any other on the planet. And in so doing, you will minimize the polarity that you experience right away.
You don’t need to wait for anything to happen. You don’t need to wait for the shift to occur. You can start living as you want to live in the here and now, and you don’t have to earn anything. You just have to choose. Choose to be the whole version of yourself, the version of you that knows you are a collective and that you are one with all beings. And suddenly, the fourth dimension won’t seem like such a backwards place.
That is your journey. That is what you all came to do, and there’s no need for you to wait even a moment longer.
We are the Arcturian Council, and we have enjoyed connecting with you.”
Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion. Neuroscientists now think they can prove it or, at least, help us glimpse this truth with some help from psilocybin, the psychoactive property in magic mushrooms.
Researchers around the world are exploring the drug’s transformative power to help people quit smoking; lower violent crime; treat depression, anxiety. and post-traumatic stress disorder; and trigger lasting spiritual epiphanies in psychologically healthy people, especially when coupled with meditation or contemplative training.
There are some limitations to psilocybin studies—they tend to be small, and rely on volunteers willing to take drugs and, thus, open to an alternate experience. But the research could have major implications in an age characterized by widespread anxiety. Psilocybin seems to offer some people a route to an alternate view of reality, in which they shed the limitations of their individual consciousness and embrace a sense of interconnectedness and universality. These trips aren’t temporary, but have transformative psychological effects. Even if we don’t all end up on mushrooms, the studies offer insights on how we might minimize suffering and interpersonal strife and gain a sense of peace.
Consider a study of 75 subjects, published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology last October. The study concluded that psilocybin leads to mystical experiences that can have long-term psychological benefits in conjunction with meditation training. The greater the drug dosage, the more potent the positive psychological effect was six months later. “Participants showed significant positive changes on longitudinal measures of interpersonal closeness, gratitude, life meaning/purpose, forgiveness, death transcendence, daily spiritual experiences, religious faith and coping,” the study concluded.
Meanwhile, in July, psychologist Richard Williams of John Hopkins University revealed an experiment involving clergy and psilocybin. Williams is enlisting priests, rabbis, and Zen Buddhist monks to take drugs, meditate, and “collect inner experiences.” (No Muslim or Hindu clerics agreed to participate.) The study will last a year, so no results are out yet. But Williams told The Guardian in July 2017 that so far, the clerics report feeling simultaneously more in touch with their own faith and greater appreciation for alternate paths. “In these transcendental states of consciousness, people … get to levels of consciousness that seem universal. So a good rabbi can encounter the Buddha within him,” Williams said.
To understand how mushrooms can change our worldviews, we must first explore how brains shape our sense of self.
THE SHARED DREAM
Our awareness of existence—the ability to distinguish between the self and others—is created by the brain, neuroscientist Anil Seth explains in his TED talk, “Your brain hallucinates consciousness.” He says, “Right now, billions of neurons in your brain are working together to generate a conscious experience—and not just any conscious experience, your experience of the world around you and of yourself within it.”
Yet when you are unconscious, you continue to exist without perceiving your own presence. You cease to participate in reality but continue to live. When roused back into consciousness, you lack a narrative to explain the time away. The narrative of the story that seems to be your life is just a function of your brain’s mechanisms, not who you really are.
Still, the hallucination of consciousness is one we’re all having in tandem. When we agree about our hallucinations, we call it “reality,” according to Seth. In this agreed-upon reality, we are each separate individuals, whose stories begin with our births and end with our deaths.
But there are other ways to experience reality, which you may have already glimpsed, even if only fleetingly. Sometimes our consciousness shifts. The boundaries of the self seem to become less rigid and we commune with another person or thing, as can happen during drug-induced epiphanies, sure—but can also happen when people fall in love, meditate, go out in nature, or experience a great meeting of minds.
In The Book (pdf), philosopher Alan Watts writes that we aren’t individuals existing in lonely bodies. We’re a flowing segment in the continuous line of life. He and others—mystics, monks, poets (pdf), and philosophers from numerous traditions—argue that people are sad and hostile because we live with a false sense of separation from one another and the rest of the world. “This feeling of being lonely and very temporary visitors in the universe is in flat contradiction to everything known about man (and all other living organisms) in the sciences,” Watts wrote in The Book. “We do not ‘come into’ this world; we come out of it, as leaves from a tree.”
Seeing the interconnectedness and timelessness of existence provides a grand scale. It helps put your problems in perspective. That’s why scientists are trying to find ways to trigger the epiphany Watts talks about. Drugs can help, especially since we think we now know how the brain generates the illusion of self.
TURNING OFF DEFAULT MODE
Normal consciousness relies, at least in part, on the brain’s Default Mode Network (DMN), according to neuroscientist Robin Carhart-Harris, head of psychedelic research in the brain sciences division of the Imperial College of London medical school. The DMN is a network of interacting brain regions that acts as a cognitive transit hub, integrating and assimilating information. As the name implies, it’s the usual system of organization for your mind. Carhart-Harris says the DMN “gives coherence to cognition” by connecting different regions of the brain, and is considered the “orchestrator of the self.”
Carhart-Harris and his colleagues found what seems to be an important function of the DMN inadvertently. While studying brain networks, they got curious about what changes might occur when people are under the effects of hallucinogens. In studies analyzing the effects of psilocybinon brain wave oscillation and blood flow, they found that when the DMN was inactive, an alternate network of consciousness seemed to arise.
When some study subjects tested psilocybin, they reported a strong sense of interconnectedness, as well as spiritual, magical, and supernatural feelings.
In the alternate mode, brains produced a different world that offered other sensations and realizations than in everyday life. In this mode, the self wasn’t the protagonist of the narrative. Meanwhile, scans of blood flow and brain wave oscillations showed new, unusual—but orderly and synchronous—connections forming between cortical regions, as if the brain was reorganizing its network. This led Carhart-Harris to posit that the DMN generates the feeling we each have that we’re individuals, a feeling that manifests very strongly as reality. And that means we can temporarily switch off, or mute, this part of the brain.
According to psychoanalytic theory, the feeling of having a personal identity is known as the ego. It’s the boundary-maker and gatekeeper, drawing lines and dividing me from you. But as psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud notes in his 1930 essay “Civilization and Its Discontents” (pdf), the ego is mutable. Our sense of identity can shift—from infancy to adulthood, within relationships, and with certain practices, like meditation.
Living in a society means living within certain limits, for our own safety and that of others. We need the ego to draw lines, protecting us from people who may take advantage of too much kindness or too open a spirit. But muting the ego can be a good thing. Switching off the default mode changes the connections between cortical regions and activates new modes, new sensations and thoughts, allowing us to “lose the inhibiting influence on one’s own narrative, which leads to insights that are kept from consciousness,” Carhart-Harris says.
Experiencing this state of uninhibited consciousness can lead to lasting changes, even after the psilocybin wears off. For someone who is severely depressed, changing brain activity with psilocybin may be able to jolt them out of a cognitive rut, wherein their default mode repeats negative thoughts and feelings in a damaging loop, Carhart-Harris explains. And in someone who is psychologically healthy, the additional perspective provided by a peek at the alternate consciousness can also improve overall well-being.
As Shelby Hartman wrote in Quartz last January, the data (pdf) from three trials of psilocybin in 36 healthy volunteers showed that brief drug-induced mystical experiences changed people over time, leading them to report better moods, heightened altruism and forgiveness, more closeness with others, and a sense of connection six months later. Two-thirds of study subjects rated the experience during a psilocybin session so meaningful that it fell within their top five life events, up there with the birth of a first child, for example. The researchers believe the memory of the drug experience—the trip, if you will—continues to influence people long after the drug itself has technically worn off.
CHANGE YOU CAN BELIEVE IN
Psychologists distinguish radical transformative experiences as “quantum changes,” as opposed to incremental behavioral-based shifts. But the two are not mutually exclusive. An epiphany prompted by psilocybin can give rise to a new enthusiasm, curiosity, or sense of wonder that can trigger behavioral changes or new interests, spurring travel, dance, contemplation, meditation, an interest in nature, people, or other cultures. Likewise, no momentary experience is so magical and profound as to make every moment thereafter easy to manage, which is why practitioners of meditation may experience illumination when sitting, but still struggle in day-to-day life.
Dissolving the ego doesn’t happen once and for all. The default mode network will resume its duties, and it can be hard to stay in touch with alternative states of consciousness. The epiphanies some people experience on drugs, then, offer a touchstone to which we can return when the brain’s default mode is on. That’s why neuroscientists are so interested in finding out how mystical experiences can be combined with meditation practices and other forms of spiritual guidance, the better to bring about lasting change.
In the Buddhist tradition, practitioners meditate to cultivate a mind that is conscious of simultaneous modes, able to navigate the two planes of connected consciousness while recognizing the self’s presence. The Tibetan Buddhist monk Chogyam Trungpa called this simultaneous perception “basic sanity.”
For Trungpa, expanded perceptions of alternative forms of consciousness were not a particular prize, but a tool to be applied to everyday life. An epiphany may be initially thrilling, but that’s not the point. Trungpa advocated existential cool. You don’t have to shout from the rooftops about how we’re all one interconnected organism, or feel lonely when the ego howls its song of alienation.
Extraordinary experiences become normal, and personal dramas become boring, once you perceive the brain’s prankster at work—and then you can really relax. As Trungpa writes in his 1984 text, Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior, “Life is a humorous situation but it is not mocking us.”
Originally posted on THE TEACHINGS OF QUENTIAL:
If you do not like what you see in the mirror
which reflects your reflections,
then we are reflecting upon something else, as we do.
Just remember that what you often find displeasing in others
are issues within yourself coming to light,
especially when it manifests as anger…
The energy of the Tsunami of Love is strengthening and intensifying daily, and many of you can feel it. Many others, who remain very much involved in the 3D issues of daily life as a human, are also aware of and feeling these energies, which they find disruptive and confusing because they are bringing to the surface of their sensory faculties emotional issues that have lain buried or denied for a long time. It is very unsettling for many.
The thing is that to awaken you have to release all that is not in alignment with Love – hatred, bitterness, resentment, judgment, worthlessness, etc. Many are shocked to find how much is arising into their individual awareness. They may think it is world or personal events – political, business, family, earth shifts, and extreme weather – that are disturbing their peace of mind, but truly it is their own unacknowledged “stuff” that is coming up to be recognized, forgiven, and released. And it will keep on coming up until it is released. To release it is not that difficult, it is in acknowledging it and owning it that the difficulty lies. This stuff has been buried because people find it too painful to acknowledge. Please call on us in the spiritual realms to help you with the intense discomfort that these arising issues can stir up. Remember, you are never alone! Separation, as modern physics has clearly demonstrated, is impossible.
The Oneness that is God, and all of His divine Creation, means that you always have loving beings close at hand to help and comfort you in moments of fear or stress. Those beings, those who are not in form, are free to embrace and support you no matter where you are and no matter what you are experiencing, and they very much want to do so. Many of you have loved ones – children, grandchildren, parents, grandparents, siblings – for whom you would do anything when they are in need. Well, you all have teams of supporters here in the spiritual realms who feel the same way about you. You are all beautiful and wonderful beings of Light, children of God, who appear to be encased in human form and severely limited by that form. And of course, that form is severely limiting, but You are not, except when you identify yourself exclusively with that human form, as so many do.
Going within daily, and communing with the Love and the Light that resides there with you, helps you to become aware that you are indeed far more than you seem to be when you observe and identify with your human bodies. You are V A S T, but enclosed within a human form that is very hard for you to realize, accept, and know, even if you feel that you understand it intellectually.
Knowing yourselves is a major aspect of your awakening process. Not your human identity – name, family, age, sex, workplace skill or profession – but your divine identity as One with your Creator. And you come to know this through time spent within, open to the Love that resides there and which is your true nature, and by accepting It’s loving embrace without the self-disparagement you engage in when you see yourself as “not good enough, worthless, a sinner, a person that nobody, not even God, could love.” You are and always will be the dearly beloved children of God, created perfect, in His Image and Likeness, and that state is forever unchanging.
What you disparage and dislike about yourselves is your egoic side, the part of you that judges, and then condemns what it judges. But that is always self-judgment, even if it is disguised by being projected out onto another whom you perceive as wrong, bad, or misbehaving by the standards that you have set for yourselves as the right way to live and behave. Standards that, as you perceive them, you are always falling short of. And that perception is frequently so painful that you bury or deny it, and then turn your perception outwards to judge and condemn others, who are but reflections of what you dislike or hate about yourselves.
Because of your severely limited abilities as humans, and the resultant negative self-judgments you make of yourselves, you suffer! Please, I ask you, be kind and loving to yourselves. You know, deep within, that you are One with Source, and that therefore you are an eternal being of Light and of Love. Be Yourselves, be the Love that You are, and share and extend that Love with everyone with whom you have any kind of interaction throughout the day. That is precisely why you chose to on Earth as a human in this age of apparent ceaseless conflict, pain and suffering.
You are Love, each and every one of you, and you are on Earth to demonstrate Love in action in every moment, because when you do you have a major effect on not only those you know, love, meet, think about, and interact with for even the briefest moment, but also on the whole of humanity, providing essential assistance to all in the awakening process. You are greatly needed to share and extend the Tsunami of Love that the divine Mother instigated to bring humanity back Home by awakening from the illusion that has, over the eons, caused so much pain and suffering to all of humanity.
Do not allow your egoic personas to persuade you that you can do nothing, that you are wasting your time, that you are ineffectual, because that is simply not true. As the divine children of your ever-loving Father, the effect you have is enormous! Don’t forget that, you do know it is true – how could it be otherwise? – and continue to set the intention each day to be only loving wherever you are and whatever you are doing. Your commitment to this divinely set task is absolutely essential. You are bringing humanity out of the nightmare that is the illusion, and Home to Reality where you will all experience once more the utter joy of being permanently in the loving Presence of your Father, Whose Love for you knows no bounds.
Commit to Love! Come alive, and wake up to the wonder of being Real, of being One, of being not separate but inseparable, and totally relish the peace and unmitigated contentment of that, which as you well know, is your natural and eternal state of existence.
With so very much love, Saul.
Channeled through Natalie Glasson – 22nd September 2017 – Original Source: Sacred School of OmNa
A Healing Prayer (repeat as often as you feel guided)
May light fill their hearts, mind and emotions,
May love fuel their actions and peace fuel their existence,
When there is harm let there be a kind touch,
When there is fear let there be a compassionate mind,
And when there is hate and anger let there be loving hearts,
For it is a kind touch, a compassionate mind and a loving heart that will heal the Earth and her humanity, dissolving all suffering,
With my love and truth, I encourage all to be the healing that the Earth and humanity needs right now,
As I exist in the world, I know myself to be the kind touch, compassionate mind and loving heart that heals myself and the Earth.
I am a kind touch, a compassionate mind and a loving heart in action.
Let the Light In
We, Archangel Raphael and the Venus Beings receive many prayers and pleads for healing for the Earth and humanity. With our loving and healing light, we embrace every soul upon the Earth and the inner planes. No being is forgotten or ignored. All prayers are answered with our loving embrace; we are always present with you to co-create all that you wish and desire to experience upon the Earth. The truth is that in order to receive healing there is a need for you and humanity to let the light of the Creator into your beings and realities. When you let the light in you let go of all that is blocking you from being healed, becoming your happy, rejuvenated and healthy self. It is the energies, fears, thoughts, past experiences, pain and suffering that you hold onto that create a block almost like a wall that makes it impossible for you to receive healing and let the light in. It is only when you are consciously willing to let go of these blocks that you will receive and experience the healing you desire. It is the same for humanity, you can send healing light, express prayers and focus upon the Earth transforming and yet if humanity is not ready to let go of what is causing the suffering and pain, then they are not willing to accept all that you share.
Free Will and Permission
Every soul upon the Earth has free will; this is often thought of to be connected to their purpose, mostly it is connected to their energy. Every soul has the free will to hold onto energy or release it. As beings of light, we, Archangel Raphael and the Venus Beings cannot override this. It means that healing is always available and surrounds every soul, it is only received by the person when they give permission.
If you or another is suffering in pain or hardship, they may be screaming out for healing; there may be nothing more that they desire. You would perceive this as giving permission for healing to take place. In some cases, this is true, but in most cases, there is a need to release what needs to be released in order to let the light in, feel the warm embrace and reactivate your original balance and healed self. Often you may not even be aware of what is required to be released yet an insight or memory dawns which is akin to a key that opens the door allowing healing to flood in. When you recognise that which you are holding onto which is blocking your healing, you recognise what caused the suffering and pain in the first place.
Meditation to Discover Your Healing Blocks
Allow yourself to sit peacefully and close your eyes.
Imagine yourself in a space that is completely empty, and yet it feels safe and secure to you. It is akin to a blank canvas. You are simply standing in the centre of the space.
Focus upon that which you wish to heal, recognise the pain or suffering you are experiencing and how it influences your reality.
Take a few deep breaths and then imagine that in your hands you are holding a box, it may be a small or large box. Within the box is the cause of your pain and suffering which may also be seen as the energy you are currently holding onto that is blocking you from receiving the healing you wish for. When you are ready, you can open the box, and observe all that is within it.
You may feel or see a symbol, an energy, emotion, memory, vision, word, in truth anything. Try to observe or understand the message or that which you are holding onto. Recognise if there is any action required.
Through realisation, the energy will probably dissolve, however, if it does not, give your permission for your entire being to eternally release and let go of that which you have realised and discovered.
Then simply let the healing light in, let it activate from within you and allow yourself to be embraced by us, Archangel Raphael and the Venus Beings. Stay in this space for as long as you feel is appropriate for the necessary healing to take place.
You can experience this process on behalf of another person, humanity and even Mother Earth.
We, Archangel Raphael and the Venus Beings invite you to channel and embody our synthesised light. It is a combination of powerful, loving vibrations, beautiful healing vibration and potent soul awakening energies. When you bring our energy through your being each day, especially as you begin your day or complete your day, so we will co-create with you beautiful, loving, healing and soul awakening experiences. Not only will your cells and entire being oscillate with the healing loving energy, you will be sharing the energy without realising it with those around you and the Earth. It is a process of empowerment returning you to your original balance and allows us to lovingly embrace you with our light. It is a process of letting the light into your being to create powerful transformations.
Sit or lie down with your palms facing to the sky as they rest comfortably.
‘Archangel Raphael and the Venus Beings, I now align myself with and embody your synthesised healing, loving and soul awakening light and energy. I allow your beautiful energies to embrace me completely and pour throughout my being. Thank you, and so it is.’
Feel our green and pink light embracing your entire being, imagine, sense or acknowledge our light pouring into your being, through your crown chakra and flooding every aspect of your body, chakras and aura. You may feel your energy expand, experiencing an empowerment of love, healing and soul awakening. Simply allow us to move through you, let the energy flow from your hands and entire being into your surroundings.
This only needs to be experienced for a few minutes to reap the benefits.
Understanding World Healing
We are present to be of service and to assist your deepest inner healing, simply discover that which you are holding onto and let it go, this will share your permission with us to begin a deep and powerful healing process. With this understanding, you will realise that world healing can only take place when souls are ready to let the light in and release their inner baggage. This will then allow the energies of the world and humanity to flow, become expansive and creative. We wish for you to realise that it is not that we do not wish to heal you or are not helping souls who are suffering, we are always present embracing all. The transformation can only take place when the soul permits it, meaning they let go of the negative and limiting energy they are holding onto that is creating the suffering. As you set yourself free and embody our synthesised healing light so you will support others in achieving the same.
World healing takes place from within and begins with you.
In eternal love, healing and soul awakening,
Archangel Raphael and the Venus Beings