Originally posted by 1nf1del
Originally posted by InTheLight
I've read through all the posts on this thread, and now return to your initial reaching out for a comparison of what others' are experiencing. You are basing your personal experience of ascension based on someone else's perception; I refer to the book you are reading, which obviously is not giving you all the answers, as well as looking elsewhere but from within your soul for the answers.
I firmly believe the path to awareness is a lone journey unique to each individual. I don't put an ascention numbering system on that.
One can simply gauge the levels by realizing how happy you are with yourself, if your life has meaning for you, your unselfishness in helping others, and if other people hold you in regard or not.
You may find once you and your service dog leave that negative neighbourhood, opportunities for you to grow further in spirit may abound, if you can see them; maybe through volunteering with children and helping animals is where further awareness of the gifts you have to give to others and yourself is where you need to be.
If you want a rating I'll give you a 10 out of 10 for keeping yourself above the negativity and pursuing spiritual growth in this crazy world. I wish you the best of luck.
Remember that Bell old saying:
When one door closes another door opens, but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.”
Thank you for commenting, on your last comment, I don't really dream anymore it's more akin to analytical thought, anyway I sat up in bed last night in the middle of the night and in my head was "And the door closes for the last one!" what do you suppose it means? In reading the article in the link below it seems I have healed myself and reached a place most people don't reach without help!
It is not my place nor anyone elses to analyze your dreams, but for you to seek the answer. Meditation always works for me, why not try different approaches once in a meditative state. Do you reach the blackness state? If so, see if the syncronicities happening right now appear there? I find we all know the answers deep within our soul, sometimes the noise and negativity can start to drown us.
One Shaman I met, who had many decades of varying cultural shamanistic training, became lost for three days in a hallucinagenic meditative state. He did manage to find his way home, as he called it.
From your link:
According to the modern view, illness disrupts and endangers life, whereas the shaman experiences his sickness as a call to restructure this life within himself so as to hear, see and live it more fully and completely in a higher state of awareness.
This, to me, is an accurate way of putting it...to restructure one's life within themselves... to change your inner and outer awareness and life to suit you. But, this is just my opinion, my perception, my slant on it.
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