By Tanis Helliwell
To awaken from this third dimensional dream, that we think is reality, we need to be able to conceive of a different reality than the one we have currently. We need to believe that it is possible to have a world at peace, with clean air, soil and water, where each person is seen as valuable, indeed profoundly essential to the whole of creation. We need to believe that we are needed, just as we are, that no faults from the past cling to us, and that we have total freedom to be the best we can be in this very moment. To see that every person who dreams this new dream strengthens the etheric body of the Earth and changes the archetypes that work with us. These dreams then become our physical reality.
In our third-dimensional reality it may be difficult to see a way through, but our dreams show us the way. Everything is possible in dreams, as we are no longer locked to our physical body and our ego. In dreams the World Soul can communicate with our soul to give it new images. Dreams are not just ways of working out relationships and difficulties from the day, but are also soul calling us into our next steps.
Changing Our Blueprint
Our etheric, or subtle body, also called pranamayakosa in Tibetan Buddhism, can change the entire blueprint of whom we are and awaken us to new realities. It is the memory body, not just of the past, but also of the future, not just of the physical, but also of the psychological and spiritual, not just of the waking state, but also of the dream state. Nothing is forgotten in the etheric body, although it may not be accessible to us consciously. Because dreams cross into the etheric and physical body the soul can actually nudge the ego to act in a different way. Dreams imprint us and the feelings that are elicited in the dreams energize this imprintation process.
Even if we do not do anything different the soul employs dreams, imagination, and intuitions to increase energy in the etheric and physical bodies that move us into action in the world. Because our energy and frequency has changed, this very change necessitates a change also in the opportunities that open to us and the situations we magnetize to us.
The most important question does not become what do I, the little me want, but what does the World Soul want of me? The people and opportunities put in my path are there for a reason. Why seek something else, to change what is? Instead, as we learn to deeply love ‘what is’, love is freed and transformed its highest aspect. This is what the World Soul asks of us.
Balancing Love, Wisdom and Will
To love and deeply know ourselves we need a strong ego, not to be egoistic, but to have the courage and will to open to our soul in order to serve the world in whatever capacity our gifts and destiny determine. Too much spiritual work takes us out of the body and the world and too much inner work looking at ourselves builds narcissism. In the uniqueness of our individuality we discover our higher self, and it is found through our evolutionary development as a human being. This is the path of love, wisdom and will, not in service to ourselves, but to the world and to the World Soul.
We are in our higher self when we feel as one with the world, in unity with all other beings, rocks, animals, plants, and nature, as well as all other humans. Our soul, the higher self, feels the rhythms and cycles of nature, of light and dark, birth and death, in a stream of wholeness and deeply accepts and feels the rightness of these. Simultaneously, the higher self feels its own purpose in this plan and moves with it in service and commitment. It flows from day to day in the stream of evolution dedicating its actions to the actions at hand with no resistance and no clutching. It knows that everything, including itself, is in continual change and not knowing and allows itself to flow with this as deeper and deeper levels of transformation present themselves. Small and great deeds are weighted the same as all actions and non-actions find balance within the stream of evolution.
This is not to say that the path to the higher self and consciousness is a painless experience. It might very well be more uncomfortable and difficult than the previous life of acceptance of societies norms. However, there is a deep-felt experience of rightness that comes with this choice, which in turn increases ones own joy and inner peace. Our duty is to go on our own journey.
Tanis Helliwell, a mystic in the modern world, has brought spiritual consciousness into the mainstream for over 30 years. Since childhood, she has seen and heard elementals, angels, and master teachers in higher dimensions. Tanis is the founder of the International Institute for Transformation (IIT), which offers programs to assist individuals to become conscious creators to work with the spiritual laws that govern our world.
Tanis is the author of The High Beings of Hawaii, Summer with the Leprechauns, Pilgrimage with the Leprechauns, Embraced by Love, Manifest Your Soul’s Purpose, Hybrids: So You Think You Are Human and Decoding Your Destiny.
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