Category Archives: Spirituality Series

Spirituality #21: What Is A Bodhisattva?

“In Buddhism, a Bodhisattva is a person who delays enlightenment in order to help all living beings achieve liberation (Nirvana). The word itself is composed of the Sanskrit words bodhi which means “enlightenment, awakening” and sattva which means “essence, being.” Put together, Bodhisattva can be translated as “one whose essence is enlightenment.”

And do you know what’s so beautiful about this term? What I love is how inclusive and universal it is. Everyone’s essence is enlightenment. We’re all unique expressions of the Divine. Therefore, we can all become Bodhisattva’s if we so choose.

“But do you need to be a Buddhist to be a Bodhisattva?” you might wonder. No. This is a term that refers to the fundamental essence within all of us that ultimately transcends all religions and labels.

“Do I have to be special or spiritually elevated to be a Bodhisattva?” might be the next question. Again, no. This is a path for everyday people living everyday lives – it’s not reserved for the “spiritual elite” (p.s. there’s no such thing!).”

Source: https://lonerwolf.com/bodhisattva/?utm_source=LonerWolf&utm_campaign=1fd4e29ede-weekly_220221_bodhisattva&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_4b168bb5ac-1fd4e29ede-100777074&goal=0_4b168bb5ac-1fd4e29ede-100777074&mc_cid=1fd4e29ede&mc_eid=440df01dc3

Spirituality #20: What Is Our True Soul Name?

“What’s in a Name?

We all know that names are used to identify places, things and persons. A name is just a name to some, especially here in our western cultures. However, within many ancient cultures there is an inner-standing that there is a greater meaning of names and the weights they tend to bear on a soul because Your name, when spoken, announces you and identifies your soul energy.

It used to be that when a child was born that the naming process was required, regarded and respected. This was a deep, careful and lengthy process that was only completed by those divined to do so. A tribalman would, on behalf of a family, discover the name of the newly born. This revelation of the name was considered to define the path of the child and his/her life but sometimes a name was not yet ready to be released. Some children would go nameless until it was spoken or provided by the divine ones that imparted the wisdom. Until said time, that child would live nameless. The natives felt a certain scarring of the soul would take place if even a temporary name was placed inapproptiately. This is just how important this was to them in their understanding. This sacred naming process is still used in various cultures but a little lessened than before.

Some cultures that are still familiar with the practice truly know the magic that exist within a name and how it should NOT be taken lightly. Native American, eastern Indian and African cultures still consider this to be an imperative process because a name is a mark…. it is the verbal mark that will be embedded upon that child for eternity or at least of this lifetime. A name with heavy connotation will leave definite energetic impressions on anyone that they encounter and can more importantly alter the path of the soul that carries the name. It matters not that the person is incorrectly perceived. The vibration impression has taken place and can stick with them for life or until they change their name. It’s quite a tricky thing when it comes to sound vibration i.e. our names. We know so little still about how sound frequency affects the psyche and the auric and soul levels from person to person; but this knowledge is growing, so I have hope our humanity will grow to understand this knowledge in the years to come.

“We receive a new name during an initiation to bring us closer to remembering our sacred Divinity“

As we are speaking of changes, there have been many whom later in their lifetime have elevated and taken on a new name that better identifies with them on a deeper soul level. Many times though, a new name is taken or attached to a person because of a profound journey they have either begun or are preparing to walk upon. A new name, in lieu of this journey, will empower them along the way by reminding them of who they are and what mission they are assigned to carryout. A new name opens the soul up to new gifts and so much more than that when deeply inner stood. Furthermore, the vibe of the name propels them and aids them in gaining momentum on the purpose path. All things associated to the person, who they once were etc. more often than not has less weight than before. This includes the labels and titles of character linked to them prior to the elevation.

When considering new mind paradigms I tend to look to nature to gain greater understanding. I found this process and that of a snake to fully synchronize. A snake sheds its skin many times in its lifetime, approximately 4-8 times in its 20 years of existence. Each shed takes two weeks to process and the snake goes into a form of hibernation to complete it. Once it has completed the level up, it is more vibrant stronger and perhaps even longer than before. It detaches from what was once attached and leaves it behind, continuing its path full of newness and purpose. Not once does it look back and say “hey, I misssss my old skin”. Unlike us humans, snakes clearly are wise enough to know that the process of letting go old things and leveling up are truly more important. Like most animals of nature, they only trust that process and know that it is absolutely necessary.

Learning along the way
In life we go through spurts of growth, vibrational adjustments and changes continually because we are forces of nature continually evolving. We are multi-dimensional beings. We rise. We elevate. We vibrate higher. Just as the seasons change, so do we. Our visions change as does our minds. These changes symbolize where we are, where we have been and sometimes where we are going. So then, why mustn’t we change our names as well?

Spiritual names are vibrational blessings and further it is the frequency of our name makes the ride all the more easier. If you receive a name, it is important for you to not shy away from it or shame it. It is important for you to OWN it. Within our society, taking on another name is like turning your back on your parents and your family but it is nothing of the sort. I experienced this also and it took me years to absorb the name and stand in it. My name for me was a hard pill to swallow at first. Khepra Wadjet Ra-El was a mouthful for me at that time and seemed unbelievable until I unraveled it one meaning at a time and it was then it all made sense but not enough for me to share it with the world. I had just completed a spiritual initiation and deeply desired to know my true name. I sat inside a deep meditation to hear it and yes, I was quite surprised. The 3-7 days after that was quite amazing with all the awakening gifts and symbolisms that were sent to remind me to OWN my name. Which I did begin to appreciate and connect with, just not outside my home. It wasn’t until later that I recognized that I was essential denying myself this gift. More on how later.

How to attain Your spiritual name?
You can ask your spiritual guide or spiritual family to supply your name by way of meditation or even by dream. Both work rather well and builds your relationship with them which is priceless. I highly suggest having a pen and paper handy and some music so you can easily get into the flow and hear what is said. Be sure not to discount or doubt anything you may hear. Write down everything you hear and sort it out later. Also, it is key to keep in mind that it may seem like it does not fit or to large to carry but trust me when I tell you that you will grow into it. I truly understand this now from my own journey. When you learn this new partition of yourself, you may get super excited and want to share share share. Instead, follow up on some deep introspection of what it means for you and to you how you can fit into it now and maybe later understand its origins and once all this is so solid within yourself make the decision to share it with the world and whom with. Doing this prematurely with a person who may not respect your thinking or choice to change may speak in a negative light and make help for doubt to come into the picture literally halting you in your tracks. Be wise with this. Keep your gift sacred because it is and share when instructed.

Another more popular way is by way of a shaman, priest/priestess, oracle or any person ordained to do so. Always sit with what is given and moreover always determine if that person you are sitting with for this service is the right person for you. Once your new moniker is bestowed follow the previous advice and allow it to kind of soak in. As I touched on before, owning the name is important because it accelerates your growth and your journey. Not doing so kinda slows the route and your processes that are meant to get you in alignment with your life path. The more I have accepted my name and stood in its power the more I understand its meaning and when I have a new task within the mission I have taken on arises I know more of the reason why it is so. I have learned in time it aligns with my core self though at first I could not even begin to see how it was real. Allow yourself to be in the flow, you will enjoy the journey greater if you do and feel more gratified by it as well.

Taking a new name may require an ounce or two of courage but I, within my own experience, feel it to be necessary when embarking on your new enlightened path.

Should you find yourself pausing to ponder if you should find your soul name but find your self uncertain, I want to drop a few historic and notable names to leave with you.

-Dr. Martin Luther King (previously, Michael King)
-Jesus the Christ (previously, Jesus of Nazareth)
-Buddha (previously, Siddhartha Gautama)
-Mother Teresa ( previously, Agnes Gonxhabojaxhin)

These highly rememberable souls influenced our world in major MAJOR ways. They created the many changes necessary for humanity to move forward but first they answered the call to level up and their names within that frequency are held eternally in human history. Cheers to you as you unlock your next level in you soul discovery journey.”

Source: https://www.google.com/amp/s/goddessharmony.com/2018/04/21/spiritual-names/amp/

Post inspired by Ace: fearlessfreesoul.com

Spirituality #19: The Spiritual Ego

“Though many of us may have a love-hate relationship with our ego, it’s necessary to remember that it serves an important spiritual role. In the positive, it gives us a distinct personal identity that helps us fulfill our life purpose, allowing us to share unique soul gifts with the world while working out our karma.

In the negative, the ego fools us into becoming overly identified with our bodies, thoughts and emotions. This attachment tricks us into believing we are fundamentally separate from God, one another and even our own souls, which leads to suffering. Over time, enough profound suffering eventually leads us back to God, completing the cycle.

As the world evolves spiritually, many seekers are awakening from soul darkness and beginning to step slowly away from body-centered ego-consciousness. Instead of identifying as mere physical bodies that are born and die, we begin to see ourselves as spiritual beings having a human experience. Whether through yoga, meditation and prayer or studying with a spiritual teacher, this newfound awareness can be so exciting, awe-inspiring and empowering that it deludes us into thinking that our life lessons are complete and we are free from our egos. At this stage of spiritual development, we intellectually understand that vanity, pride and self-centeredness are death traps for the soul, but haven’t completed enough spiritual lessons yet to avoid falling into them.

Herein lies the slippery slope: the more we learn theoretically about spirituality without applying it to our everyday lives, the more likely we are to become egocentric in our spiritual beliefs. Like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, the spiritual ego can hide behind judgment, religious dogma or a false sense of moral superiority over others. This is harmful, as it deprives us of the impetus to do the deeper spiritual work we need to grow and heal.

Below are some of the most common spiritual ego traps. Read on to see if any of them apply to you:

~Over-intellectualizing spirituality. Though mental energy is helpful when memorizing inspirational quotes and sacred texts, relying on the intellect’s understanding of esoteric spiritual concepts can block deeper experiences of their truth. The essence of true faith and devotion are beyond the scope of ego logic. There’s a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.
~Having dogmatic beliefs. Black and white, fundamentalist thinking is one way the ego gets to be “right” and stop growing spiritually. If you find yourself getting into spiritual debates with others, or if you need someone else to “get” the truth about your religion or spiritual beliefs, it’s probably your ego, not your spirit, doing the talking. As Lao Tzu says, “He who knows does not speak. He who speaks does not know.”
~Judging people who are less “spiritually advanced” than you. Do you believe some people are “saved” and “chosen” and others are not? Do you look down on others who are newer on their spiritual path? From Jesus to Buddha, all true saints share a common trait: profound humility in submission to God. If your spiritual beliefs cause you to judge or look down on others you deem less “spiritual,” you may be hiding a deeper sense of uncertainty about your own faith that deserves attention and resolution.
~Wearing a mask of excessive positivity. If you hear yourself using the word “epic” or “amazing” to describe your everyday experiences even when they’re far from stellar, you may be more concerned with what others to think about you than what you’re actually feeling. This is vanity. Even the most spiritual of people have bad days, and having enough courage to be honest with your emotions is a key ingredient for soul liberation.
~Having a “Messiah complex.” Do you think it’s up to you to save the world or others from bad experiences? If so, you may have a Messiah complex, one of the most pernicious forms of spiritual arrogance. Though it’s important to be of service to others, as human beings we are neither omniscient, omnipresent nor omnipotent: only God is. When we surrender to the will of a higher power in our lives, it becomes easier to accept that there is always a master plan unfolding beyond our control and understanding.

While it’s easy to slip into any one of these ego traps, humility, compassion and patience will help you pull yourself out and continue onward with your spiritual schooling. While the soul’s journey may feel long and arduous at times, the destination of spiritual liberation is ultimately assured for all who stay on the path.”

Source: https://www.spiritualityhealth.com/blogs/conscious-living/2015/07/23/bianca-alexander-spiritual-ego-trap

Spirituality #18: Yoni Massage

“Yoni Massage is ancient healing, touching on aspects of anatomy, sexuality, and energy that science is slowly catching up with through research.

The healing impact of Yoni Massage is deep, touching so many aspects of your being. In a more direct way it is able to release tension leading to painful sex, awakens the G-spot, contributes to making orgasms during penetration possible, assists in dryness, helps raise libido, may have a balancing effect on hormones, frees and increases orgasmic potential, heightens sexual response, becomes a vehicle for sexual meditation, can be used as a manifestation tool…

Healing through pleasure is often a difficult concept to grasp because of the way we see pleasure, the context it’s ‘meant to happen in’.

Yoni Massage as an experience of safety, a gift that is given in sacred space can be life-changing. As strange as it sounds, it’s often not a sexual experience in the way we generally think sex should be. It’s not about penetration, yet it’s making love, a gift of love that flows from the hands to your yoni.

And for a moment, no matter how brief, you feel so beautiful, so loved, so honored.

As more women give themselves permission to experience this magic, so it becomes possible for more women to do so.

As more women free themselves from the limiting beliefs that prevent the fullness of pleasure, so it becomes possible.”

Source: https://thegalacticfederation.com/01-027?utm_content=12209886&utm_medium=Email&utm_name=Id&utm_source=Actionetics&utm_term=Email

Spirituality #16: Chakras

“What are Chakras?
Chakras are the concentrated energy centers of the body. Chakra is a Sanskrit term and it means “wheel” or “disk” and is derived from the root word “cakra”. Chakras are spinning wheels of energy/light. Chakras have the loving responsibility of taking in, incorporating and emanating energy to keep us functioning at optimal levels.

We have Major and Minor Chakras
We have major and minor chakras in our energetic body systems. When a chakra is not functioning properly or if it is blocked, illness is more prone to occur. Our wellbeing on all levels can affect and is affected by the chakras. If we are feeling depressed, then we may not be taking in the maximum amount of energy for our needs. If we do not nourish our bodies with the proper food and nutrients, then we may take in less energy than more. If we “block” feelings such as anger, etc., or do not speak our truth, we may be unconsciously impeding our healthy energy flow.

How to Strengthen and Enhance the Flow of Your Chakra Systems

On the other hand, if we endeavor to work on our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health, we can promote with ease the flow of energy through our chakras. Yoga is one way, for example, that we can work to strengthen and enhance the flow of our chakra systems. Clearing out clutter in our lives, physically and emotionally, helps to strengthen the flow of our energy. Forgiveness greatly enhances our energetic health. Of course, Reiki helps to strengthen the body’s energetic flow to bring back balance and promotes wellbeing on all levels.

Base or Root Chakra – Muladhara.
Bija mantra (seed sound) is lam. It is related to survival, security, and is the closest to the earth, resting at the base of the spine. The color associated with it is red. It is naturally associated with the element earth. To keep this chakra healthy, exercises such as dancing, jogging or jumping are beneficial. We should see if our security needs are being met, and take our power to create our own security in our lives so that our world is a safe and enjoyable place for us. It’s message is, “I exist”. Live your life proudly.

Sacral Chakra – Svadhistana.
Bija Mantra is vam. This chakra is related to sensuality, sexuality, and desire for pleasure. It is in the lower abdomen and it’s color is orange. Svadhistana is associated with the element water. Bellydancing, loving partnerships, and yoga can enhance the function of this chakra. This chakra says, “I desire”. Live your passion, whatever that may be. What are your dreams? How do you desire to live? Claim your dreams and go out and make them a reality – give birth to you dreams.

Solar Plexus Chakra – Manipura.
Bija mantra is ram. It’s color is yellow, and it is related to our power in this world. It’s natural element is fire, and this is where the “fire in your belly” term derives from. An overbearing solar plexus chakra (one not in balance with the other chakras in your system or one where your energy is solely focused) can result in obsessive-compulsive control. A third chakra, or solar plexus chakra, with a healthy flow allows you to control your destiny, feel your power and accomplish your dreams. The message of the third chakra is “I control”. Go forth and control your own destiny and happiness – you deserve it!

Heart Chakra – Anahata.
Bija mantra is yam. Green is the color of this chakra and it relates naturally to love and compassion, being at our heart center. This fourth chakra is associated with air. Healthy relationships, pets, family, even appreciation of beauty and nature enhance the health of this chakra. Anahata says, “I love”. Let your heart energy flow freely in and out. Be open to receiving the love that is available to you now, the free-flowing love that is your birthright. Sense your Reiki family around the world – feel the great love that you all share and that you selflessly emanate into this world. Shine the love that you are.

Throat Chakra – Vishuddha.
Bija mantra is ham. The throat center or communication center is where you speak your truth in this world. It’s color is blue. When this chakra is flowing at optimum levels, you have the ability to ask for what you need. You also reflect your truth in the world through this chakra though your communication. Singing, chanting and breathing exercises can enhance the health of this chakra. The message of the throat chakra is “I express”. Do not suppress your own beautiful voice. Speak your truth, sing your joy, emanate your love through the vibration of your words.

Third Eye Chakra – Ajna.
Some associated Bija mantras are Sham or Aum or Om. The natural color of this chakra is indigo. Insight, intuition, awareness and guidance are the properties of this sixth chakra. This chakra, located between the eyebrows, says, “I am the witness”. Meditation and visualization exercises can assist the healthy flow of this chakra. Be open to your inner guidance. Listen to your thoughts, they will assist you on the right path.

Crown Chakra – Sahasrara.
Some associated Bija mantras are Om or Ah or Soham. It is the silence between the space and represents spiritual connection. It is associated with violet or violet-white light, a color many Reiki practitioners are drawn to and use in their work and meditations. Located a little above the top of the head, it represents union, bliss, the knowledge of being at one with all. Cosmic consciousness and peace are the frequency at this chakra. “I am that I am”.”

Source: https://iarp.org/chakra-basics/

Spirituality #15: Orbs

“Orbs of light are generally thought to be the manifestation of energy – which is why they’re sometimes referred to as ghost orbs or spirit orbs. Some of the orbs you see in pictures aren’t actually “ghostly” in nature: they’re mere refractions of the light on the lense of a camera, or are a result of the flash of a camera picking up a piece of dust, metal or even tiny insects in the air. Dust or particles on the lensecap of a digital camera are also well-known for causing orb-like phenomena.

Although orb definitions vary from place to place, it’s generally accepted that a “true” orb is an orb that is relatively solid from the centre, without any of the spokes of light that you’d see from orbs caused by light interference. Often, they emit their own light, if only a very small amount of light. Whilst orbs are most often thought of as spirits, some believe them to be a separate form of energy that we don’t yet understand, or a manifestation of Native spirits. The truth is, we don’t yet understand orbs, but we know that they appear most commonly in certain places, which means that we can draw some conclusions about what they are and more importantly, what they might mean.

WHAT DO ORB COLOURS MEAN?
Orbs can be sighted in different colours, and although they are most commonly spotted as transparent or clear light orbs, it’s generally thought that different coloured orbs have different meanings, and that the energy captured within the orb is trying to convey a message.

White orbs: orbs that are white or silver are typically thought to be positive, although they could also indicate that a spirit or energy is stuck or trapped on a plane that they don’t belong on

Red orbs: red or orange orbs (orbs that are warm in colour) are generally considered to be warm and protective spirits. Although red and orange can be considered passionate and fiery colours, this is typically not the case when we talk about ghost or spirit orbs. Red orbs could also be a manifestation of the energy of a protector or a caretaker; someone who was watchful in life – perhaps a mother, teacher or nurse.

Black orbs: orbs with a brown or dark hue may have a reputation as being negative or angry spirits, but in reality they may simply be spirits with negative or heavy emotions attached to them. These are not evil spirits or energy; they are simply spirits with a lot of low or overwhelming emotions attached to them, which may be difficult to deal with if you are inexperienced. Black orbs can be a sign that a certain place is not particularly friendly in the way of energy or spirits, but it is up to you to decipher those spirits or energies before you proceed.

Green orbs: green is always associated with nature, and in the case of orbs, it tends to represent onness with the Earth and with the heart – the association between the body, the soul and the Earth. It can also indicate spirits that have never lived on Earth, such as deceased infants.

Blue orbs: the colour blue is often used to try to illicit a calming, healing response, and in the case of orbs, blue often indicates the presence of a calming or healing energy or spirit. It may also represent some sort of truth, particularly if you’re looking for answers or trying to contact a specific spirit from the afterlife.

WHEN DO YOU SEE ORBS?
When we ask “what are orbs?”, we really need to talk about when and where we see them. Typically, they are seen at night, in areas where there has been paranormal phenomena or other atypical phenomena already reported. Ghost orbs and spirit orbs may be seen around places like graveyards or churches, or when activities such as seances or clairvoyance work are carried out. Orbs have also been reported in areas where many deaths have occurred – as an example, eyewitness accounts have recorded orbs at the Gettysburg battlefield at night.

Orbs can also be seen around people. When certain people attract orbs, it’s often thought that the question “what is an orb?”, is answered a little bit differently. In these cases, orbs are thought to represent halos, angels or deceased relatives – a tiny manifestation of protective energy that we can see either through the naked eye or captured on film. Generally, if someone has an orb or multiple orbs that “hang around”, they are often more of a spiritual person, and may experience other paranormal phenomena, although this is not always the case.

Orbs can also be seen within an individual’s aura, particularly if they are a psychic or spiritualist. This may indicate that they can communicate with spirits or energies, or simply that energies or spirits are trying to communicate.

Conducting a spiritual ritual, such as prayer, healing or worship makes it more likely that orbs will appear in photographs, and it’s also more likely that orbs will be seen when a ritual occurs between the border of life and death, such as at a funeral or death. However, orbs and the spirits and entities within them will also make themselves known at any special life event, such as a birth or wedding – or at any other time, which is why you could see orbs crop up in the most mundane of photographs or videos.”

Source: https://www.hauntedrooms.co.uk/orbs-of-light-explained-what-is-an-orb

Spirituality #13: Remote Viewing

Remote viewing is defined as the ability to acquire accurate information about a distant or non-local place, person or event without using your physical senses or any other obvious means. It’s associated with the idea of clairvoyance, seemingly being able to spontaneously know something without actually knowing how you got the information. It is also sometimes called “anomalous cognition” or “second sight.”

Post inspired by: https://jackjones1668.wordpress.com

Spirituality #11: Lucid Dreaming

“Access to mystical realms is not reserved for the sages alone. Each night in dream time you have an opportunity to transcend the mundane and fly among all creation. Sleep is the state that unites all beings. A delicate respite of vulnerable slumber that we must all succumb. It is a mini death, entering the unknown landscape and the rebirth that morning brings. For those adventurous enough to transcend the material world, a portal to the universe awaits.

The most basic of human functions is the need for sleep. Yet deep within this nebulous state, awaits an opportunity for profound healing and spiritual evolution.

Lucid dreaming is a gate on any consciousness explorer’s journey.

Lucid dreams offer the quickest and most direct pathway to our spiritual destiny. Lucid dreaming is a state of consciousness, when we are aware that we are dreaming. Some might suggest it gives us the ability to control our dreams; this view is driven by ego. Lucid dreaming is best understood as a spiritual state present within each of us that heightens our human experience.

Dreams are our birthright and grant us access to the most potent channels of healing and spiritual enlightenment.”

Source: https://www.gaia.com/article/how-to-lucid-dream

Spirituality #10: The Dark Night Of The Soul

The Dark Night of the Soul is a period of utter spiritual desolation, disconnection, and emptiness in which one feels totally separated from the Divine. Those who experience the Dark Night feel completely lost, hopeless, and consumed with melancholy. The Dark Night of the Soul can be likened to severe spiritual depression (it’s a type of spiritual emergency.)

Traditionally, the Dark Night of the Soul refers to the experience of losing touch with God/Creator and being plunged into the abyss of godless emptiness. The modern understanding of having a Dark Night of the Soul, however, is not exclusively a religious one, but can often mean losing all meaning in life, feeling out-of-touch with the Divine, feeling betrayed or forsaken by Life, and having no solid or stable ground to stand on.

Spirituality #9: Ascension

“The term spiritual Ascension means a magical awakening of your soul into a higher level of consciousness. It is a vibration frequency that generates positive energy and light. It unleashes your innate powers and wisdom. The ascension is an evolutionary process that is multi-dimensional and confusing.

It is an inner rebirth and expansion of your mind, body, and spirit. You learn to shed off your old thought patterns, negative beliefs, mindset, and feelings. You experience a new being hidden and dwelling within you. Upgrading the awakening process denotes a better understanding of you.

Ascension is not about becoming a superhuman. Rather it is a mere process to define your priorities in life. You let go of your human urges and worldly desires. It helps you to move towards spiritual goals and ascend to a higher realm of spiritual connection. Ascension is an experience that gives freedom to your soul. Soul frees itself from earthly ties and realizes the true joy of life.

Does the process discover what life really is? Your mental awakening motivates and inspires you to bring desired changes in your life that you have long craved for. It is like getting up from a dream and realizing the supreme power that lies within us. Ascension has immense power to unleash positive energies of growth and progress. You become strong and free-willed to define your destiny and carve it the way you want.”

Source: https://themindfool.com/spiritual-ascension/

Spirituality #3: Soul Mates

“So what is a soul mate? In my experience, this is what really defines a soul mate:

-Soul mates are your best friends. They’re also your romantic and sexual partners. (You can also have very deep connections with friends, family members and animals – I refer to these as soul friends – but other people also refer to them as soul mates).

-Soul mates are your mirrors. They reflect back to you your own flaws, insecurities, dreams and strengths to help you grow to the fullest. You can rely on them to be honest with you, completely honest, even to the point of not sparing your feelings because they care about you that much.

-Soul mates are your spiritual catalysts. They don’t complete you, but they do help you to become the best version of yourself possible. Why don’t they complete you? Because you are already complete at your core, and throughout the course of your life you are in the process of rediscovering that.

-Soul mates are your confidants and teachers. Sometimes the lessons they teach are intentional, but often the lessons they teach are unintentional and are a by-product of your relationship with them. Because they understand you so deeply, soul mates also make powerful confidants, helping you through tough times and inspiring you to do and be your very best.

-Soul mates feel very “familiar.” This is possibly because you have spent many past lives with them. Something between the two of you just clicks, as though you have been friends and lovers forever.

-Soul mates often know you better than you know yourself. Therefore, they can empathize with you at a core level.

-Soul mates vibrate at the same frequency as you. This is just a fancy way of saying that soul mates not only share your likes, tastes and goals, but they also share your deeper life values, beliefs and dreams. You both “get” each other on a DNA level.

-Soul mates love you unconditionally. You also love them unconditionally. Although it may not be possible for soul mates to always stay together, it is impossible for soul mates to harbor feelings of hatred for each other for long periods of time. Despite what they do, you still love them, and they still love you.

-Soul mates aren’t perfect. They have their annoying flaws, gross habits and strange quirks, but they are still amazing people deep down.

-Soul mates aren’t always immediately recognizable. Love at first sight isn’t a myth, but it also isn’t the only way you can discover who your soul mate is. Often soul mates appear in various “disguises” in our lives.

-Soul mates don’t always stay with you for a lifetime. This is an extremely harmful myth that I’d love to squash once and for all! Soul mates don’t always stay until the end, but this is not a bad thing. We like to think that our lovers will be there forever because it is a comforting and sentimental thought. But sometimes life has different plans for us. Unfortunately the destruction of this ideal has wrought untold amounts of misery in people’s lives that I have witnessed firsthand. Sometimes soul mates are there for only a season, and sometimes they are there for a lifetime. But whatever the case, enjoy the ride.

-There is the possibility to find multiple soul mates – although most people only tend to find one person who they are deeply compatible with. I personally have never had more than one soul mate/twin flame, so I can’t speak from experience. But I have known other people who have claimed to have had multiple profound relationships.”

Source: https://lonerwolf.com/what-is-a-soul-mate/

Spirituality #2: Twin Flames

A twin flame is an intense soul connection, sometimes called a “mirror soul,” thought to be a person’s other half. It’s based on the idea that sometimes one soul gets split into two bodies. One of the main characteristics of a twin flame relationship is that it will be both challenging and healing.

Spirituality #1: Soul Groups

“A Soul Group is comprised of a single person or group of people that your Soul energetically resonates with on a mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual level at any given moment.

These people are members of the same “Spirit Family” as you and they share an intensely strong bond with you that transcends time and space itself. Intuitively, most people tend to describe this connection as sharing the same “frequency” or “vibration” because of the deep harmony felt among such people.

Such a deep and harmonious connection goes beyond sharing the same surface-based personality tastes, hobbies and opinions: it’s an intense magnetic and spiritual bond you will feel that is inexplicable to the mind.

Therefore, your Soul Group is often described as being comprised of Souls that are cut from the same “energetic cloth” as you. But this deep connection isn’t necessarily romantic.

There are many different types of Soul Group connections that you can develop including soul friends, soulmates, kindred spirits, and twin flames — but they’re all fundamentally the same thing with different functions and unique purposes.

Essentially, a Soul connection happens when two people of the same vibrational frequency energetically overlap and share each other’s thoughts, feelings, values, and dreams. Although you might come from different cultures, races, or opposite backgrounds, you will immediately sense an ancient and strong connection in your bones, blood, and very Soul.

Why Do We Have Soul Groups?

To me, the most valuable social experience a person can have is meeting a member of their Soul Group. The defining quality of this type of person is that they make it impossible for you to remain the same person by the time they make their exit.

Relationships, like nature itself, have many seasons. Uniting with a Soul Group member can last a few hours on a plane trip, or end after 60 years of friendship. Sometimes only physical death will end (if only momentarily) such connections.

Every member of your Soul Group will appear in your life to teach you a lesson and to catalyze your spiritual awakening. However, we are not always ready for our Soul Group – but even this is a lesson unto itself. As existential philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre once famously wrote, “Hell is other people.” Therefore, for some people, coming across a member of their Soul Group will feel like “hell,” especially if such a person is weighed down by negative mindsets, dogma, trauma, and the unwillingness to move beyond unconscious behavior.

On the other hand, for some people meeting members of the Soul Group will feel like heaven, as can be seen in the case of Twin Flame and Soulmate encounters. Essentially, how you feel about your Soul Group will be determined by how open you are to changing, growing, and moving past fear.

But the question still remains, why do we have Soul Groups?

Metaphysically speaking, Soul Groups are a natural product of the “flow” of Spirit. If you look at the Ocean, you’ll notice that sometimes clusters of waves arise. The same goes for Soul Groups: we are all Spirit, but we are also broken down into many different Soul Groups. These Soul Groups carry out certain roles, namely, to help each other embody the purpose of their Souls.

In other words, your Soul Family is here to help you learn, grow, and experience what ancient traditions have referred to as “moksha”, self-realization or enlightenment.

In many spiritual traditions, the obstacles that we face in this life are said to be chosen before birth; that we choose the family we’re born into, the bodies and personalities we develop, and the people we bring into our lives. These people are chosen because we knew they would give us the best chance to learn the many life lessons we needed in order to grow spiritually.

Historically, Soul Groups that gained a lot of force and traction created drastic social changes. Take, for instance, the Creative Renaissance, that was composed of figures such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Machiavelli, Thomas More, Copernicus, Francis Bacon, Galileo, Martin Luther and William Shakespeare.

There was also the Spiritual Renaissance that was composed of figures such as Gautama Buddha, Mahavira, Makkhali Gosala, and Ajita Kesakambali. In China, there was Confucius, Lao Tzu, Mencius, Chuang Tzu, Lieh Tzu, and in Greece there was Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Heraclitus, and Pythagoras. All of these individuals interacted with each other in different ways that were necessary for a revolution to occur.

Each of these Soul Groups has expanded our collective growth and evolutionary progress. Not only that, but each coming generation will bring in waves of powerful and transformative energies that are built upon the previous progress of earlier Soul Families.

By finding your Soul Group, you grow at not only an individual level but also a collective level. Each plan, each path, is equally as important in the overall evolution of the whole.

It is only through this profound experience of relating to another on Soul level that drastic change can occur on both an inner and outer level.”

Source: https://lonerwolf.com/soul-group/