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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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.