By Lia Shapiro
DEVELOPING YOUR SOUL
It is through your spirit that you are free.
It is through your heart that you feel. Through your body, you are connected to your world, and it is your body that you will leave behind. Know that your spirit soars free at the moment of death. Many
of you grieve over this process only because you lack understanding of what it means to leave the earth realm. How is it that you have forgotten that from which you came? We come to remind you by putting a
spark of remembrance in you. When you hear our words, you will come to know that which you have forgotten.
Understand that deep within, you long to know. That is
why the human condition is often so sad. On the surface of humanity, all can appear well, but dig below and the sadness lingers deep where no one sees.
Perhaps you feel
as if you have floundered through life, feeling weak and inadequate because you search for those things that seem elusive. Know that the spiritual world only seems elusive because sometimes it is like you are on
the outside trying to look in. You cannot really feel all that you know in your heart to be. This causes a certain sense of emptiness in the pit of your soul, so to speak. This emptiness can create a
mood. Know that it is simply that, only a mood, not to be taken too seriously, otherwise you will get bogged down in heavy negative energy and you will lose your effectiveness.
Focus and you will begin to hear answers to the secrets of the universe. These secrets have been with you for an entire lifetime as you have strained to hear. Listen carefully,
for with the help of God, we bring you information. We will instruct you on how to focus your energy so that you will be able to shine a direct beam into the darkness. Remember, your power is because of that
which you emanate from. You do not stand alone. You are a direct beam from the Source of all Power. Because the Creator is Light, you, also are Light.
As answers are revealed to you, your job will be to pass them along to others. In doing this, you will help them to remember, and they in turn will help others. This is how spiritual
evolution works. Without People of the Light to help, instruct and lead the way, there would be no advancement.
As you absorb the information that helps you
evolve, ponder and take into yourself those ideas and concepts that are right for you and make them your own. As you do this, your mind will actually begin to transform. It is our hope and intention to
elevate you to a much higher level than you currently exist at. You have the capability, but not always the know how. We are here to give you the know how. This is what we planned from
the beginning. You will not remember the actual planning and preparations, but know that you were there, agreeing and cooperating.
At this point, we tell you
that the mind is energy. It is as simple as that. You have heard the saying, Mind Over Matter. This very short and familiar phrase tells you that the mind is energy. Now say it out loud,
Mind Over Matter. This, in itself is a very powerful statement, yet one you have heard over and over, so much so that it has lost its impact.
translated into matter, becomes your body and mind, and so it is easy to manipulate that which you think you cannot. Think on this, if you will. What exactly is the mind? Are the mind and brain one
and the same? You understand the brain to be gray solid matter that lies inside your skull, but ponder the mind. The mind is simply energy, and has the power over matter.
Within the human condition, there is sadness. Sadness comes from losing a connection to that which you once knew. You try to find it in all sorts of places, but often what you try
to find is elusive. The search goes on, day in and day out as you struggle to maintain and find happiness. Can happiness be found at the Earth level? Yes, we assure you that happiness does exist, but
it is not to be found in things in the physical realm. Perhaps, for fleeting moments, happiness prevails, but with true happiness there is contentment and peace that can only come from within.
What do we mean by within? It is within, at the very core of yourself that your spirit resides. That which you are on the inside is not what you are on the outside. Your body
is simply a shell that houses what activates you. Observe a dead human and you will immediately understand that all life is certainly gone. The facial features; the body itself has gone flat and lifeless,
sometimes so much so that what you once knew is hardly recognizable. We are sorry if you think us morbid. A body is a body, and the important substance is that which occupies the body. Understand that
we are trying to make a point, and come from another perspective entirely. Bear with us please, as we do try mightily to be sensitive.
TUNING INTO YOUR HIGHER SELF
We do not want to instigate worry, fear, or concern. Our motive, always, is to
bring information in the most pleasant and positive way possible. Creation is so very complex, and there are always those things which can be extremely delicate to convey. We are so excited to have reached
you at last, and to bring all those things that will help you to evolve. Please, realize there are many of us here that have learned how to reach you. At this time, there are not as many of you that are
willing to connect and tune into us, although the numbers are increasing.
We are as many and varied as you are on planet Earth. We may come to you individually or as a group or as a
unit. We may bring different information. Some of us, just as you, are more interested in conveying history. Some of us are more blunt and want to tell you everything; the good, the bad and even the
ugly. Some of us have more knowledge or wisdom than others. Some are more practical, sensitive or even romantic and wish to talk about love and such things.
It is our hope and intention to bring you only the best. We want you to grow and evolve. We want you to know as much as possible. We do not believe it is to your advantage to fill you with fear.
There are indeed fearful things in our creation, but our focus at this point is to now bring you knowledge that there is a higher way if you look within yourself. You contain everything you need to know. By
tuning into your higher self, you will evolve.
Perhaps you might ask, "what is my higher self?" or "where is it?" As we have said, creation is complex, but trust us when we
say that your higher self not only dwells within you, but it can reach you from other dimensions. It is often extremely difficult to get in touch with your complete self from where you dwell at the Earth
level. You spread through time like a ray from the sun. It is here, at our point in time that you stretch and reach for, as well as beyond, and it is we that reach back through time to you. Know that
you are us, and we are you. We are you at a higher more evolved place. It does not stop here, but goes on and on throughout eternity.
Know that you contain multitudes.
You are not simply a mere Earth creature standing alone. If you were to arrange mirrors at certain angles, you would observe hundreds of replicas of yourself. This is how creation is. You extend far
beyond what you think you are. How you evolve here will affect how you evolve in other places. You are composed of many components, and it is those components that form your spiritual foundation.
The important components are made from spirit and not from flesh. The components of flesh will not survive from one realm to the next, but will turn back into the elements from which they
came. It is only your spiritual components that survive and go on. These are the vital parts that make you what you are. If you focus purely on the physical, then you will surely wither and your spirit
as a whole will suffer. It is to your benefit to develop and evolve yourself. We are your future self. We have the ability to come and help show you the way. By learning what they do not teach
you in school, you are learning the real essence of life. By learning to navigate the invisible world, you learn how to deal with your world.
LEARNING HOW TO NAVIGATE THE INVISIBLE WORLD
It is not by dealing with
the world on a physical basis that you learn how to navigate the world. It takes much more in order to survive. It involves senses beyond the usual physical senses. You are so largely undeveloped that
you do not realize at this point just how much you are lacking. This is why you stumble and fall and get knocked down so much by life. You are equipped, but your equipment sits on a shelf unused.
You need spiritual training. You need wisdom that is not of your world. This wisdom can only come from higher sources. Do not be afraid to tap into these higher sources for
they will serve you well in your own survival on a physical level. Learn to see what is past seeing with the eyes. Learn to hear more than what your ears can hear. Learn to feel more than you can feel
with your fingers. Learn to taste that which is tastier.
You can evolve past the usual ordinary senses by focusing on that which you ordinarily do not pay much attention to. Find a
quiet spot and reflect on a bird in the sky as it catches the currents in the air, dipping and diving. Even the act of feeding bread to a flock of birds can be a way to a peaceful interlude. There can be joy
and fascination in watching the interaction of the birds as they struggle and fight for every crumb. In watching them, you watch yourself.
We are reminding you of the simple things in
your world. We call them simple, yet, they are far more complex than you realize. Your eyes have been trained to see things in a certain way. You have grown numb to what is beneath the surface.
You have closed off your senses to that which is important. It is seemingly in the simple things of your reality where most things can be learned. By reflecting on those things, you will pierce through a
veil and began to see more and more.
Look at a flower, a blade of grass and wonder at the awe of it. Stand at the shoreline of the ocean and contemplate the scene with the senses
of your soul. Think on the composition of the water and how it moves. Think on these things and realize that there is much more in back of what you see.
THE MISUNDERSTANDING OF GOD
Your world is a painting in motion.
It is simply molecules gathered at varying frequencies, yet, it is you that holds the illusion. Know that it is you that makes the waves crash against the rocks and the clouds gather in the sky. All is
connected and created by Spirit. You
are Spirit. What you see is what you have created at the highest level of yourself. God is at the top rung of the ladder, so to speak, and you are the lower rungs, as we certainly are, too.
You might say that we come in the name of God. We come to declare that God lives inside you, as He does inside of us. You are God, and we are God. Throughout the ages of life
on Earth, information has come in various forms. The world was given certain information when Jesus came. We tell you now, this man was not who you might think he was. He said, "my ways are higher than
your ways. My world is higher than your world. Where I come from, you cannot go." Does this help you to see that he was not an ordinary human?
Jesus and the others
that have come have not always been understood, especially by ancient civilizations on Earth. They have been perceived as Gods. Know that much of your history, when it speaks of Gods or God has grown out of
misunderstandings and lack of comprehension.
The stories and pictures are there, but you choose to ignore them. This was because the comprehension at the Earth level was at a simple
state; a more primitive level. The stories have grown and evolved, encompassing the world as religions. It is now time to take a closer look. You, of the Light, are existing at a much higher level, and
are now able to comprehend what was not understood before. You know now that we indeed are not Gods, and that we have not come to bring another religion. Our only purpose is to bring information that will
help you to evolve.
THE GROWING OF YOUR SOUL
You can evolve by taking in information that you need to develop your soul. Soul information is different in that it aids your spiritual development. We are
not saying that all things that you experience are not beneficial to your development. Certainly all things aid you in your progression, even those things that seem to be of an earthly nature. The
difference is that soul information is given to you, or comes to you at a certain level. You perceive it to be of a spiritual nature. You take it in, knowing consciously that it is different than your usual
learning lessons of life.
If you are consciously and spiritually evolving, you will be fully aware of it, although you are always evolving at all levels. What we are
saying here, is that there will be those that choose to ignore that from which they came. The Earth realm has completely captured them. Know that you are here, and that you are Light, and you are certainly
participating at much more then an Earth realm level. If you have come this far with us, you are certainly seeking to evolve spiritually on a conscious level. You are not flailing through life, learning your
lessons haphazardly, but are diligently striving to remember all that you really are. In the process of evolving, you have begun to realize that you are simply more than a body. You are becoming aware of why
things happen to you. You may not be fully cognizant of everything, but you are beginning to see there is an invisible world in back of the physical one that you see with your eyes.
This invisible world that we speak of is the spiritual world in which you first sprouted. We use the names with which you are familiar with. Invisible, spiritual, these are simply
human words to describe that which is not describable. Simply know and understand that you have not sprouted first in the physical world, but came forth from another realm. You are spirit first, and
then you manifested in a realm that appears to be physical.
LEARNING HOW TO SURVIVE REALITY
This physical realm has characteristics unlike
those in the spiritual realm. You might say that existence or survival is a bit more intense, not only in a physical sense, but emotionally as well. You feel things like you will not feel them at the higher
realms. Putting the spirit, so to speak in a body is not the easiest of things to do! It can be quite a chore, sometimes, to carry on, such as you do, and to refrain from completely breaking down in all the
many situations that you encounter in your time upon Earth. We tell you this, knowing full well, that although you may have many despairing moments, you have come here with a plan. It can often be difficult,
but all that you do, and all that you encounter are exactly those things that will take to where you need to go.
survive! You were designed to survive. You have a purpose, and you will fulfill that purpose. It may be that you have known in the deepest part of yourself that there was something that you
were suppose to be doing. Perhaps, it is so that you even have a mission. You may not know what it is now, but you feel the stirrings. It will
be revealed in time. Be patient, dear one, for if the time is not now, then it will be at a time when you are fully prepared and ready to pursue that which you were brought here for.
You may have many moments of sadness. This is okay, for in your sadness, you feel the moods and movements of spirit. Spirit is emotion. By experiencing and expressing your emotion, you come alive and
feel the Spirit part of yourself. When you feel joy, you feel Spirit; when you feel sorrow, you feel Spirit; even in your anger, you are feeling that which you are made of. It is when you feel nothing, that
you have shut yourself off to what you are. It is important that you strive for feeling. Of course, we do not want to condone emotions that run amok! We always think it is beneficial to have some
measure of discipline and control. We might even say that it is absolutely vital and to your benefit that you learn to control and even corral your emotions. This is necessary, in that human emotion can
spring forth, creating a life of its own, and even run rampant. This is true of your current level of reality.
STRIVING TO BE HUMAN
Spirit is feeling, but feeling can be big, and warm, and generous. It is our hope, that as you evolve, your emotion
will be honed as unto a higher level. Higher level emotion is calmer. It is the feeling and passion without the parts that cause trouble. Strife and turmoil are always of a lower level. Know that
when these kinds of situations or interactions occur, you are operating from the lower levels.
We know and understand that you often yearn to be the best that you can. You may be at a
transition point in your life. You know in your heart what it is that you must do and be, but still, you continue to find yourself with troubles. Please, do not despair. Understand that the longing and
desire within you is what is important. It will be just the thing that helps to propel you up the spiritual ladder. It is in your turmoil where you battle the forces, and little by little, you will move
towards a higher place.
It is in those places where you will not always consciously recognize that you are evolving. You will fall and agonize and despair, but you will
learn and grow, and reach places that are important in your development. Soul knowledge will come to you, and you will take it in, such as you take in earthly knowledge by listening to an instructor in a class, or
reading a textbook, or studying for an exam. You are reading these words, and it is a simple matter to absorb into your soul that which you read. You will evolve!
knowledge will come to you in many forms, by reading, by listening, by studying, and through the hard lessons of life. You will be done here one day, and then you will move on. You will not simply end here,
but you will continue your journey. Know that this is only one small point in time. You have simply gotten off here, but only for a few moments. You will not always have to struggle as a human.
You will get back on your cosmic path and the journey will lead you to other places and eventually into the Light.
© 2002 Lia Shapiro - Published in the "Sedona Journal of Emergence!," March, 2000