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Our Sacred Inner Chamber

spiritual-awakening-earthOur Sacred Inner Chamber

 

In a stillness of mind and quietness of spirit, we enter the inner chamber of our soul.

This inner place is one of our greatest discoveries of our mortal lives because it’s where we encounter the light of our Source and Center that guides us into himself.

The Sacred Inner Chamber

The inner chamber of our soul is the place that sits on the edge of our personal reality and the realm of unlimited divine potentials, the realm of our Creator. It’s the center and beginning of our soul. It’s the place before creation; creation of any thought, emotion, desire, feeling, word, movement or action. Thus, it’s a sacred space of innocence and purity.

If we imagine our soul as a temple, this place is the innermost part, the most holy and sacred portion of our being. Because it’s a place before anything we create, it’s untainted by error. In this purity, we are able to encounter the sacred light of our Creator.

Our temporary self-directed consciousness prohibits an open door connection to this sacred light. Yet, though we can’t connect in substance, we can connect through our spirit. It’s like speaking through a door, versus face to face. The substance of the light is the power of divine love and the governance of the divine consciousness. Thus in this self-directed state, we experience the love through the medium of faith versus substance, and the divine consciousness in concept versus actuality. But this self-directed experience is essential in preparing us for receiving the substance. Life comes through a darkened womb under a veil of flesh before entering the light and coming face to face.

It’s through this inner space the Spirit of Truth speaks to us from the divine realm beyond us. His voice echoes throughout our being calling attention to himself to draw us into his truth that he may lead and guide us. It’s here in our inner chamber where his spirit fashions us to be the temple of his divine consciousness. It’s where we are closest to absolute truth and divine love.

Mindful Meditations

As a spiritual practice, we can engage in mindful meditations that serve to connect us to this inner chamber. In stilling our mind and quieting our spirit, we put aside all the distractions and attune our inner perceptions to this inner sanctuary. With pure intentions of heart and mind, and a willingness to listen and grow in the awareness of truth and love, we find entrance into this sacred place.

In this space we sit as an observer; a place beyond and before our thoughts, emotions, and all we manifest. We offer up what is on our minds, what is consuming our thoughts, what we are obsessing about, or what is happening in our reality. We step back and take the place of an observer and open ourselves up to to learn what we are intended to about divine love from these happenings. From this vantage point, we witness the rest of our soul thus life from a higher perspective that enables us to gain insight into our personal stories. Because of this lucid perspective, wisdom finds an entrance into our awareness so that it can instruct and enlighten our path. We attune our inner ear and sit as a student to the Spirit of Truth, and he instructs us about the experiences of our lives in order to illuminate us in the ways of divine truth and love.

Growing Awareness

When we begin our mindful meditations, it takes practice in quieting our minds from the noisy hubbub of life; the more drama and complexity the more noise. Thus, why those on the path of enlightenment choose a life of simplicity. It helps them to reside in this place of enlightenment. It takes time to discern the noise from the Voice of Truth. It’s like learning a new language, a language of the Spirit. So we are required to be patient and dedicated.

Once we find an inner stillness, we can begin to attune to the truth seeping into our awareness. The truth comes like a little light in our darkness. It reveals the nature of harmony, life, love, and truth for our soul, the collective human soul, and all of creation. As we continue our daily meditations, our discernment between the truth and the noise grows increasingly more distinct. In my personal practice, writing is a great facilitator to my inner ear. Sometimes the reflections come through my mind to the paper. Sometimes it’s as if the words flow right from the Spirit of Truth through my pen and I learn and listen as I write. Sometimes, I just listen and record later.

As we diligently cultivate entering into this inner chamber, our ability to hear the truth enhances. The trickles of truth slowly build a new foundation in our soul that enables us to receive more truth. Truth builds. Thus, we grow in awareness as we receive the truth in faith bit by bit.

The droplets entering into our awareness continue to expand until they become a thriving stream. At this point, we find ourselves stopping in this inner sanctuary throughout the day. This frequent engagement is an indication that our lives are transitioning from pivoting around something outside of us, (job, family, spouse, children, pain, parents, self-worth, etc.) to our true center, the place of engagement with our Source and Center. When this becomes our center, the divine light has found a continuous pathway through the spirit into our present awareness. Our thoughts begin to shift according to our new center and we fully engage the journey of enlightenment. Finally, when we transition from growing in awareness from this light to becoming the light, we’ve obtained oneness.

Awareness is a continual expansion of truth and divine love that builds new constructs of belief and thought. These new beliefs and thoughts provide the framework for the inflow of the divine consciousness. It’s the building of our inner temple to receive the spirit of divinity. The occurrence of this inflow happens at the discretion of our Creator, because his consciousness will transform the entire human soul as one, for we are all connected. Until this day of our awakening, we grow in awareness to obtain a divine desire for this light, to make the choice to receive this divine consciousness in love and totality, and to develop a framework of constructs of truth within our soul that his divine consciousness can manifest through.

Therefore, the purpose of of this part of the journey isn’t to self-perfect, because a self-directed consciousness isn’t constructed to, but to grow in awareness of absolute truth and divine love that allows us to connect to the divine consciousness that perfects us. However, the awareness itself does bring about various changes in us.

Oneness

In the day of awakening, when we transform into a divine soul, our inner chamber is filled with the substance of the light; the governing divine consciousness of divine love. Instead of growing in awareness of the light, we become the light. Our gained understanding of the nature of divine love and our desire to give it to all without reservation is the carrier of this light through our soul and into our reality, which the light regenerates in immortal harmony. When we are one with this light, every aspect of our soul is consumed by it, and all our energetic vibrations resonate according to divine love. Thus, the light governs every aspect of our experiential reality from our soul out to the ends of creation and we are one with the Source and Center, our Creator.

Photo from Cassandra Sturdy

 

 


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Liquid Reflections

Seeing Our Liquid Reflections

 

Liquid Reflections by Emily Mort

 

This profoundly intriguing and creative photograph, Liquid Reflections, by Emily Mort reflects a more accurate depiction of our reality.

Do you see your soul’s reflection? It’s all around you; in your body, relationships, circumstances, choices, words, and reactions. All of these are shaped by the little ripple effects you create with each energetic pulse of your soul.

In the post, Reflective Reality, I touched upon this dynamic of our experiential reality. For me this is quite a paradigm shift from what I grew up with, but as this perspective settles in, it opens up a world of understanding and insight into my personal life and “my world”, which interplays with the world at large. This reorientation of how we view our reality is one gained along the yellow brick road into InLIGHTInMenT.

This paradigm reveals our self-creating nature that is inherent to us simply being. We are constantly creating from within our soul out. Our constant energetic motion is creating the motion picture of our lives. We don’t effort. We just create. The effort comes in trying to create what we want instead of what we don’t want, which is where our training ground resides.

Energetic Vibrations

Our reality consists of energy. It’s fluid, in constant motion, and reactive to our soul’s output as a pool of water reacts to energetic vibrations. The water studies by Dr. Emoto show this dynamic in the most astonishing ways. These studies began my process of reframing how I saw my reality and the impact I had upon it. Hard surfaces cast illusions of solidity that blind us to our full effect on our perceived reality. We, from the inside out, are constantly altering its reflection. We are continuously modifying our reality with every vibration we send out from our soul with our beliefs, reoccurring thoughts, emotions, words and actions. In this, our reality reflects back to us our truth; what we hold as truth, not the Truth. However, as we begin to embrace this new paradigm of thought, we begin to align more to the Truth, which is the journey to becoming “enlightened”.

Thus, our seemingly static reality of hard surfaces is actually like a pool of water and our soul is the fount. The drops of water of our spirit fall from our soul into the space around us and create ripple effects; in our body, relationships, circumstances, present surroundings and in the collective human soul. What is happening on the outside is determined by what is happening on the inside. At the same time, the drops from others’ souls are creating ripple effects that impact our soul for they conjecture up a response from us. In this interplay, our consciousness in a constant state of change. Therefore, at any one time, our reality is reflecting and impacting our current soul state. But we must be slow to judge and steady to observe and learn; for often our reality isn’t reflecting what we first assume. A listening ear to the counsel of the Spirit of Truth enlightens us to the language of our reality.

Imaginations vs. Truth

When we begin to see our reality in this way, we see that most of our memories consist of our imaginations about our reality, versus the truth. This can be a liberating realization for it can help us to let go of situations we need to let go of that have enslaved us because we held them as a truth instead of an imagination. The brick laying process of the road of enlightenment is the diligent progression of our soul aligning to the Source and Center, thus the Truth, and away from our illusions we call truth.

We grow in wisdom and understanding as we learn from the ripple effects we create. We need not fear them, but learn from them. We learn to listen to what our reality is telling us and teaching us, which starts to become utterly fascinating as we develop this listening ear of mindful awareness. We learn not to be afraid to hear what it has to say knowing this experience isn’t about our perfection but learning in imperfection what we can’t in perfection. From this growing awareness, we obtain a faith in the divine love of our Creator and are able to stop blaming and being the victim; both of which inhibit our learning. Instead, we become students of our reality whose purpose is to teach us the ways of love through its imperfections. We learn through trial and error that only expressions of an unconditional love for all create truly desirous ripple effects, and this leads us to our ultimate choice.

The Ultimate Choice

With a self-creating nature, we choose what we will create. Thus, this reality presents us a choice; to choose to create a self-determined reality or a divine reality; to choose to create dark or light. It seems like an obvious answer but how many times do we do or want to do what we know we shouldn’t? How often do we find ourselves fearful of what God will do with our lives if we “trust” him? How hard is it to let go of control?

Initially, it may seem freeing to maintain control in a self-determined reality; to choose what we want, but it is our ultimate bondage because along with that choice comes the self-determined consciousness, where we judge good or bad, and that can only create darkness, or what is contrary to the ultimate good; for we don’t know as we ought to know. To choose to be totally governed by the divine consciousness that is always beyond us is our true freedom for in it we can only create according to the highest good as every expression is rooted in divine love and immortal harmony. It’s freedom from suffering, pain, fear, damaging control, and every other undesirable quality; and isn’t this the true freedom we desire? When we come to understand this choice, thus both sides of the decision, the choice becomes clear.

We are here to learn so that we can make a sincere informed choice in love for divine love as a self-creating creation. To make this choice wholeheartedly, in understanding, with no hesitation, wavering or turning back requires a certain level of awareness; one that our reality is constantly trying to enlighten us with. In all our learning, we are enabled to make the ultimate choice: to give up all choice that is counter to divine love, thus become totally governed by the divine consciousness. Thus, our hope isn’t in our ability to self-perfect, but in the unfailing nature of the divine love of our Creator to manifest our choice for oneness that brings to life our eternal expressions of divine potentials that take us into perfection beyond perfection.

Thank you Emily for sharing your gift with us.


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The Path of Enlightenment

The Path of Enlightenment

 

When we connect to the Source and Center of all and embrace the divine truth and love it offers us, then we begin our journey to becoming enlightened. A path of enlightenment is one into a divine soul state.

It’s often assumed that a truly enlightened soul state is reserved for a chosen few. But it is only this belief that keeps it so. True enlightenment is available to every soul; for it is the eternal soul state for every soul. Truth is owned by no one, and is available to every one.

Enlightenment is an awareness of the truth, light, in such a way that it continuously alters our state of consciousness, thus our creative potentials. Light is awareness of what is true and real. Darkness is blindness by what is false and unreal. Enlightenment comes from being connected through the spirit to the Source and Center, our Creator. It is a soul state of heightened and expanding awareness of truth and divine love. It’s having the eternal light of life turned on in our inner soul’s perception, instead of stumbling around in the darkness of illusions.

Becoming Enlightened

As I begin to see the light among the shadows in my own journey, the understanding of an enlightened soul state grows more lucid. It’s a condition in which souls possess a certain amount of truths that define their being, others, the creation around them, and their Source. It’s a heightened and expanding state of awareness, as the soul is being set free from the illusions. It’s a path of seeking, following and embracing the truths in faith that are presented from the Source of Creation.

As certain truths become personal beliefs, which is the struggle of our soul journey, then inner peace, centeredness, calmness, and insightfulness are manifested; truths surrounding such concepts as present-mindedness, energetic vibrations, and soul responsibility, and the complementary dynamics of love and ego, real and unreal, truth and illusion, oneness and separation, life and death, perfect cause and self will, spiritual and material, light and dark, individuality and conformity, judgment and compassion, humility and confidence, responsiveness and creativeness, true self and false self, and so on.

We all possess the potential to journey the path of an enlightened soul. It’s found through a doorway in our soul that connects us to the divine consciousness of the Source, Creator and divine Father. It grows by a sincere desire that creates responsive actions in us that lead ever closer to the Source and Center. The closer we are to the Source the more enlightened we become as we move away from a mindset dwelling in outer darkness; which has very little awareness of truth, to a mindset governed by the principles of truth; light.

Those who learn how to access this realm of truth are on the path of enlightenment; which consists of endless gradients of growth and expression, as it is a path that never ends. How people access this inner place varies and it’s related to their individuality, personality and background. Though there are similarities such as; stillness of mind, quieted spirit, being receptive to listening, learning, and embracing the truth perceived, and a sincere desire to become that truth. Those who develop this connection reveal similar core truths; truths like the ones I mentioned above.

Our individuality is expressed in the facilitators that help us to enter this soulful place of connection to our Source; such as the varieties of meditation, melodic movement, music, nature, writing, journaling, supplemental reading, and guided practices. We borrow and share ideas from one another discovering what assists our own personal connection. The goal among all these variables is the same; to connect to the Voice of Truth that is beyond us and yet heard from within us. All these modalities of connection serve to extinguish all exterior voices that tell us, who we are, who we should be, or what we should do. They provide an ability to focus on the one Voice of Truth that flows from our loving Creator, a Voice we’ve all heard whether we realize it or not.

Enlightened souls spend amble time cultivating this connection to the light, thus how they become enlightened. They follow its leading and embrace the truth offered as they push through their own illusions and lies. In a humility, transparency of soul, and willingness to learn, they allow the truth to continuously evolve their beliefs setting them free from static constructs that prohibit soul growth. They allow this Voice of Truth to continuously bring them into a clearer and heightened perspective in all things. Their continuous movement away from judgment, control, fear, criticism, complaining, unforgiveness, ego, pride, arrogance, vengeance, greed, jealously, self-pity, and apathy, creates an expanding soul state of love, of which the entire human soul benefits from. They serve us all in the most profound way.

I extend my gratitude to these souls and the truths they share; which I only understood as I connected to the Source myself. Their souls create beautiful and powerful ripple effects into the overall awareness of the collective human soul. We honor them and ourselves not by holding them in isolation as an elite group, but by coming along side of them and embarking upon our own journey of enlightenment. Not to copy their path, but to discover our own through our unique individuality. The greatest gift we can give to our Creator, ourselves, those we love, and all of creation is to journey this path of the peacemakers into divine truth and love.

 

 

 

 


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Living Light

Living Light

 

The past 14 years, to the day, I’ve been Stirring the Deep; seeking the true eternal light. During the last seven years, I’ve shared some of the teachings and instructions from the Spirit of Truth, as I received them.

This last series; Exploring the Mysteries of our Reality (categorized under Mysteries Revealed), shares the quintessential understandings of my soul journey from the darkness into the eternal light. The journey from the false fabricated self to the true divine self, from the simulated to the real; from the dark womb to the light of day, from the self-directed consciousness to the divine consciousness; from false images of our Creator to a personal perspective through an intimate engagement.

Where my soul journey will go now, only God knows. I feel I’m stepping into a new frontier of the soul. Through a continual increasing awareness, the perception of my reality is altering ever so slightly. I sit as an observer of my soul watching and listening, while I follow a leading beyond me yet within me. In this changing season, my blog is gaining a new reflection, symbolic of what I’m experiencing; an increasing light among the shadows.

Along with this new frontier, I’ve noticed a change in my perception of time in relation to my soul’s development. It is becoming real-time so that the journey is more present oriented. It’s feels like a transition from a past and future mindset to a present mindset.

The past resides as an instructional memory and the future as something impossible to comprehend as a force much higher than my being is constructing it. Every thought seems to create the next reflection, as the time lapse of the unreal is dissipating.

In this state of mind, the soul manifests its growth in real-time instead of learning by reflecting on past events, and hoping it can act according to what it has learned in the future, which it wasn’t able to fully do. The past and future mindset encases the soul like a shell and keeps it from residing in the present moment; the real. As, this shell cracks, also representing the false self, the present becomes the soul’s dwelling place. It is no longer like a seed bound in a shell with hopes of growth, but diligently matures like a plant slowly and steadily rising out of the earth.

Journal Reflections of Living in the Light

The shadows of the mind fade as a dim light breaks forth. The heart lightens at the awakening rays. The soul swells with the realization that divine love has always enfolded it; but it was unknown by a mind cast in the shadows of death; shadows that clouded its perspective to believe otherwise. In this reception of love, it senses it can begin to truly love, without condition.

The soul expands with the substance of its desires, hopes, and prayers as its oneness with the Creator is actualized and realized; which becomes one in the same act. Each cell tingles as it responds to the gentle inflow of the loving light. They take on new formations; beautiful crystalline shapes revealing the magnificence of their Creator. Joy dances across the lips. Eyes twinkle with eternal light. Divine love tenderly enraptures the heart. All as the Creator establishes a oneness with this soul prepared as His dwelling place.

The soul begins to stand tall in the outpouring of the Creator’s mercies and grace that lift it out of its sleep state and into a higher echelon of being. Immortal harmony takes up its governance. The eternal light of the highest good takes over the once darkened perceptions, thoughts, emotions, words, expressions and actions. The soul transcends the mortal mind and steps upon the threshold of immortality. As the soul mind meticulously infuses with light, the soul is set free. Every soul element flows in unison with divinity and creates a melodic harmony of inner peace that resonates throughout the soul. The soul is one, united to the One, in oneness. Out of the pit of darkness it arises as the chords of death break away, and new roots of eternal life take their place.

The soul chose to love. Love responded.