The silence extended out into the night. Not an uncomfortable silence, rather, a soothing silence of acceptance and belonging.
Eventually she felt the time had come to share her newest insight which had been germinating for a long time. Something she'd mentioned to others in passing. Something she'd been ruminating over for ages. She smiled, contentedly. "You know what I'm about to share, don't you?"
"I do." S-H-E smiled in return, with great love and joy. "You did well to sit with it until you felt comfortable with the concept. Bigger issues need an extended gestation period in order to feel into them effectively."
"It's difficult to know just how to express what I feel, so I'll dive right in. It's all about my current realization regarding enlightenment and ascension. And I've given it a lot of time to think it through and especially feel into it, due to it being rather controversial. I truly have been feeling and getting a sense that even our fixation on reaching enlightenment and ascension has become another crutch and 3rd dimensional goal driven yearning which, rather than taking us closer to our authentic selves and Source connection is actually steering us away." She stated, grateful to finally be able to voice her feelings in a way that felt right.
In an outpouring of deep affection, S-H-E answered. "I understand your reluctance to voice this, as not so long ago you too, were drawn into the old beliefs around this topic. It takes great courage to let go of beliefs and be open to new."
"Thank you." She continued. "It just seems that striving to reach either or both of these states is a contradiction. For me enlightenment and ascension are both pure states of expression of the Soul. However, I truly feel that there is no way we can reach either through a class or workshop, a book or even a healing session. Rather I feel both are states the Soul returns to when all aspects of itself, on all dimensional levels are fully aligned to it's true Essence. I'm actually still finding it difficult to put all this in words. It's actually more a feeling, which our current language doesn't quite have the right words through which to express it."
S-H-E remained quiet, allowing her time and space for her feelings and thoughts to settle down again. And after another long pause, S-H-E encouraged her to continue. "You're expressing it just fine. Please go ahead in your own pace."
"I feel we need to let go of all these 'fancy' concepts that some even carry around as a badge of honour. It's time to just be real. Real in every sense of the word. To own, accept and face our lives. To live in a way in which ascension and enlightenment is simply a 'side effect' of our existence rather than a goal to achieve. I feel too that these terms have also become 'marketing tools', as do so many esoteric concepts and beliefs. The true meaning of them being lost in a chase for something we don't even understand and often leave to others interpretations of them to guide us along. Our spirituality has become commercial and goal orientated. And we're all allowing ourselves to be drawn into it in this way. It's also very easy to be duped into following a trend, because we are all desperately searching for something - for joy, happiness, peace, purpose, love."
"This is a biggie for you, dear soul. I know you've been anguishing over this for a long time."
"Yes, I have." She answered. "I also get a sense that these states are not states that are attained in a physical reality. Ultimately, the physical plane is to experience the physical aspects of life through higher and higher states of spiritual consciousness.
We say we're conscious, but we're not. We have to return to basics. To bring consciousness into even the smallest most insignificant aspect of our lives."
"This is the direction that is needed for humanity to move forwards. " S-H-E said quietly. "Existence on the physical plane has a tendency to hook one in to the consumer, goal driven society that has evolved here. You are right, it is time to change, to become real, to unplug from this current way of life."
"We need to simplify and personalise our own spirituality. We need to share with and guide others in new ways, ways that are not keeping us all tied to this big hungry machine that has driven us all to the edge of the cliff of over-consumption, over-thinking, over-doing and over-production." She continued passionately. "And we need to let go of the spiritual indulgences and pretentiousness that has crept in to what should be a simple, sacred and selfless practice."
There was nothing more she could really say for the time being. She knew that these concepts too would continue to evolve and gain clarity. But for the time being, she'd expressed what she'd been guided to express and was ready to share it with others.
- Kim Dreyer - © 'Conversations with S-H-E'
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My 'Conversations with S-H-E' take mostly two specific forms. A dialogue between the two of us or a very specific 'channeled' message. The following post is the latter:
Great shifts are happening on the micro and macro level; on the physical and metaphysical level this year. Don't be alarmed if you feel uncomfortable, confused or lost at times. Your feeling of connection may at one moment feel strong, the next, completely missing. But this sense of being lost or disconnected is a temporary state. It's the flux state of change. A new perspective is manifesting itself for each of us on an individual level as well as on a collective level. However the effects and direction of these changes are taking some time to become clearly visible. We're in the 'fog' of change and will continue to feel as if we are adrift in unchartered waters at times. Don't try to cling on to anything specific, simply allow each moment to show itself as it needs to. You may experience an 'aha' moment but don't try to attach to it, simply allow it to evolve and take form in its own time and way. See it, then let it go. It will return as, when and how it needs to. We've been conditioned to grab an idea and forge straight ahead with it. This is not how things are happening for many now. An incubation period is required to allow that which is to be made manifest to fully align to the new energetics of our time. Breathe! Breathe! Breathe! Forcing or over thinking it simply pushes that which we are seeking to attain further away. In the obscurity of the 'fog' simply allow the simplicity and ease of flow to direct your actions or inactions. Intersperse each day with moments of quiet being. Journal! Journal! Journal! Insights, visions and intuition will be at a high. Allow yourself to drift on the current of change - receptive to the wisdom flowing through you. You will know just when the moment of clarity occurs. Though great patience is required until then.
There is no longer a 'one-size-fits-all'. In fact there never has been. Each of us is 'tuning in' to a slightly different dimensional frequency. Your soul aspect has a unique energy signature. As you align more fully to this energy signature, you are also attracting around you an energy field that is more resonant to this. This is why people, places and/or situations will no longer 'feel' the way they did before. Why it will seem to you that everything in your life is shifting. When you plug in to the realm of energy your life is changed in unexpected ways. Things don't quite work the same as they used to, nor as you may expect them to. It'll almost seem as if the laws of physics have changed but this is not the case. What is actually happening is you are seeing the true manner of the functioning of the Universe. For instance, if you try to grab hold of something in this new energy, what you reach for could seem to be moving further away from you each time you reach for it. This is because when you reach out you are creating a field of pressure ahead of you which energetically translates to resistance. However, if instead, you willingly open yourself to that which you seek, in a receptive way, then your energetic frequency will invite that which you require towards you and the Universe will respond in a reciprocal manner.
The 'usual way' of going about things is no longer going to work. Trust that during this transition you will be shown the way. Just don't try to force it. For in so doing, you will be pushing it away. Sit with it and allow it to settle and integrate as, how and when it needs to. For those who constantly resist change, things are going to feel extremely uncomfortable. For as the new energies are anchoring themselves into our physical reality, they will be amplifying whatever energies one is clinging on to. Heavy and dense or light and uplifting - all is being amplified! The Universe is no longer whispering to us, it is shouting, loud and clear. Change or struggle. It's up to each of us to choose. And whatever choice anyone makes, remember, it's their choice. And what about 'tools' for this time to assist us through these changes? Those are simple - meditation or quiet introspective time combined with time connecting to Nature, God, Source, guides, ancestors or simply Love. Just being and feeling. Just allowing and receiving. Just being grateful!
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"This letting go of things keeps on showing up." She said smiling acceptingly. "We really are beings of 'hanging on' to things, aren't we.'
"Yes. But it's all part of the learning." S-H-E smiled kindly. "Letting go, creates space in one's life. But that space can be a double-edged sword. The space created by letting go can sometimes be too much and one's mind simply re-attaches to the thing you let go of in order to fill the void letting go created."
"No wonder it can be so difficult." She replied. "And not surprising then that when we think we've let go, that very same thing crops up again. So how does one overcome that 'void?"
"An effective way is to fill, at least part of that void, with something new." S-H-E answered. "It's the same as when one gives up a bad habit. It's easier when one replaces the bad habit with a good habit. So too will replacing the thing you let go of with something motivating, new and uplifting. When you let go of one thing, you are broadcasting to the Universe that you are open and receptive to something new. Stating and aligning to that fact is a key to opening to the new. However, if you do not at least set an intention of receiving that which is new and more beneficially aligned to your Soul path, that which you let go of will pop back up and fill the gap instead."
"But we don't always know what that new thing or direction is." She said.
"True." S-H-E replied. "But even a simple statement of intent can make the difference. Giving your mind something new to grab onto to replace that which you let go of. For example, say you're letting go of a bad relationship or an old wounding around self-worth. Your statement of intent could be 'I am now open and receptive of new, uplifting, mutually beneficial relationships' or 'What I have to offer the world is of importance and I willingly accept new challenges and ways of expressing my confident, unique self.' You live in a realm of duality and opposites. So even simply being open to the opposite of what you're letting go of will help. This allows for space for something new to still flow into your life, but gives your mind a point of focus from which new expression and experience can evolve."
"That makes so much sense." She said. "We do that with the obvious bad habits but don't always consider doing that for all the other baggage we've attached to."
"That's quite true." S-H-E replied. "At the end of the day, all baggage is merely a different form of 'bad habits' that one has attached to."
"They say that bad habits or behaviours take on average 66 days to change." She observed. "We need to be more patient enough with ourselves, don't we."
"Yes, you do." S-H-E answered with a gently loving smile.
- Kim Dreyer - © 'Conversations with S-H-E'
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'Two weeks into 2020 and I feel as if I've been put through the ringer." She exclaimed.
"It's to be expected dear one." S-H-E replied with great tenderness. "A lot of expectation, anxiety and pressure is created by humans around the beginning of a new year. All this intense focus, especially with traumatic happenings around the world creates an energetic field which, whether you are aware of or not, can really hammer the individual human energy field. And each person, depending on what they are personally going through, will feel this energy 'hit' in subtly different ways. Personal triggers and woundings being re-opened by it."
"Thankfully, I am starting to feel stronger." She replied. "But it can be quite unnerving at the time."
"Life is all about tides and currents within cycles - forwards and backwards, round and round. Experiencing constantly, from different states of being and awareness. The way up a mountain is never straight. It consists of winding paths, rocky outcrops, resting, refuelling places and changes in the weather. At times a path will lead you down again in order to traverse a hurdle or blockage. At other times the view of where you started may seem clear and then not visible at all. So too the view of the top, the destination - one minute visible, the next not. But when you reach the top, realize that it's not being at the top that makes you feel euphoric, or gives you a sense of accomplishment and new found courage, although it may seem this way. It is actually the achievement of the journey up, the climb, which makes you feel like this. The top only gives you a new view - a view of what you have just accomplished and the knowing that you can accomplish anything you set your heart and mind on. The view is the external, visual reward of the inner knowing and sense of accomplishment that you feel. Had you landed on the top with the aid of a helicopter, the view would be as striking, but that inner feeling of having made it up the mountain yourself would be missing. That's what the experience of life is about. The doing and the being, the challenges and the victories - all experienced in your own unique way." S-H-E said.
"When did you start to feel stronger?" S-H-E continued.
"After I'd given myself time to rest and re-centre myself. Also after gentle and compassionate inner reflection." She replied.
"Wonderful!" S-H-E answered, "Recognizing the need to just Be, be with Self, is invaluable. I know I repeat this often. But it is important. Doing is necessary, but Being is vital! The mountain of life is huge and it'll require many stops and starts en-route in order for you to rest your body and catch your breath in order to take another step forward. Sometimes it's simply about making a start; other times merely taking two steps more than you did yesterday is enough. The secret is to pace yourself according to your abilities in each moment. And some days you'll feel strong, yet others exhausted, but that is simply the nature of the 'climb'."
- Kim Dreyer - © 'Conversations with S-H-E'
Artwork from my Conscious Spirit Oracle Deck.
Conversations with S-H-E
Conversations with S-H-E begun early 2018 when S-H-E appeared first in a visionary dream state and then more frequently in meditations and dreams since then. 'Her' name - S-H-E - embodies the essence both SHE and HE; multidimensional states of consciousness between Spirit/Heaven/Earth; Yin-yang and All that is.