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Making Sense of Ascension

We are all just travellers making our way across the universe, stopping here and there at various points to learn the lessons and experience ‘life’ so that our soul will gather all the information required to complete our journeys on physical planes; to enable us to ascend and move onto planes in higher dimensions.

Ascension is critical to the overall survival of mankind.  Therefore it should not be viewed as an idea to be casually mulled over or one that prompts a thought similar to “When I have more time I’ll look into it.” For ascension is our true purpose. It is what we are designed for. This concept existed long before modern Christianity instilled their views onto the masses, developing over many years theories about ascension and the process involved. Most seem to involve the notion that you have to be a member of the higher echelons of religious systems to stand any chance of ascending. This is not the case. Unfortunately, religious systems are very good at controlling people’s thoughts by locking them into a belief of fear, at the same time convincing them that if they attend places of worship they will be given exclusive rights to their God or gods which they will not have elsewhere. For example, traditional Gnosticism continues to be frowned upon by Christianity who have also rejected many truths contained in its teachings because of its non-conformist, esoteric belief system, and yet Jesus lived in a community surrounded by Gnostic people who assisted him in many ways with his work here on Earth. 

The importance of ascension is at the core of all ancient writings describing the very essence of life here on Earth. Many were written by those who followed the Gnostic way of thinking which was based on kindness to all humanity. Gnosticism is not a religion; indeed members of all faiths are welcome. Gnostic texts contain many examples of their simple, but effective belief system which unfortunately became lost after the crucifixion of Jesus and the subsequent rise of Christianity and the ‘church’. In turn, this marked an end to such a gentle way of life for many people whose fundamental belief system and teachings revolved around the need for unconditional love.

As our soul travels through each lifetime with us it collects all the knowledge needed to allow us to transcend during a physical life until we reach the point where there is no need to return next time in a physical form because we have achieved ascension and ascended to a place where only love and Light exists. All the confusion which surrounds us on the physical plane is left behind and our thoughts become pure as unconditional love is all we manifest. By moving into the Light we also assist in the ascension of Mother Earth.

Ascension is available to everyone. When you become willing to forgive yourself, to forgive others and to love unconditionally then anything is possible. Many have moved from the dark into the Light to ascend successfully just as many of you are already ascending but are unaware of doing so. You are following the intuition provided by your higher self who knows exactly what your soul desires. How we live this life here and the experiences and challenges presented to us along the way is determined by our soul’s requirements and previous to being born into this life we would have asked for, and also agreed to these.

Many people are experiencing an awakening or transformation because it is vital to do so at this time. Perhaps nudges are now being presented to you in many forms, including ideas or dreams. Attention must be paid to these prompts because those in the higher realms are relying on your input regarding a host of issues concerning mankind and Mother Earth.

When your spiritual self exists in the Light in higher dimensions the only emotion you are able to experience is love. Therefore your ability to understand concepts which aren’t based on love diminishes and furthermore, the logic associated with solving problems caused by lack of love is also lost. While we are living on the physical plane our connection with guides, angels, our body elemental, and all those in other realms and dimensions ensures we can offer assistance when needed. This could be in the form of helping to solve a problem, offering information, or simply providing a human standpoint on a situation. Whatever your contribution, do not under estimate its value and always be assured it will be received with love and gratitude. Through your assistance you are also helping to create the state of ‘oneness’ needed to restore our planet to its original purpose.

Working for the good of mankind and in the interests of Mother Earth is a starting point for your personal ascension process.

Show kindness and humility to all as there are many requiring your gifts, and by doing so your heart will open and your love will envelop others like a warm gentle summer breeze.

 Joanne

Tuning In

When writing my articles I try to reassure you that spirituality is accessible to everyone by attempting to remove the mysticism which often surrounds it. By doing so I hope you become inspired and encouraged to explore your own spirituality and discover what life should really about here on Earth. By keeping things simple I believe the information is clearer, which is why I often advise that you carry out your own research regarding the definitions of terminologies or expressions mentioned in my articles. Hopefully this will also encourage you to experiment and develop your own ideas.

Some of you reading my articles may be surprised by the information contained within them. However I’m sure many of you can relate to the insights and experiences I’m sharing with you, and if you’ve read the first article titled ‘Introduction’ you’ll no doubt understand my intentions.

I am a ‘channel’ for those in the spiritual and other realms who are keen to impart their knowledge in order to assist us all to become spiritually enlightened on Earth. I’m not an expert on any matters I discuss in my articles and apart from my personal experiences all the information I share with you is channelled and as told to me by angels/guides. The reasons why this is necessary at this time is discussed in previous articles.

In case you’re wondering, I will explain how it works but bear in mind everyone has different experiences. I receive inspiration regarding a particular subject from my guides/angels at a time they deem appropriate, and this is what prompts me to sit and write. Sometimes I have an idea and they give me the information which they know my experience can support, or they decide on the subject of the next article, knowing I will be able to present the information accurately and truthfully. (This can be summed up as possessing ‘spiritual discernment’ of which there is a vast amount of information available on the internet about. To me it just means I have the ability to distinguish the truth in all I am being told).

I should add that I am not a medium and I do not contact spirits of those who have passed on – this is referred to as mediumship rather than channelling

I have heard many times that people with extrasensory perceptions (ESP) are gifted. This is not the case as we can all develop the ability to connect with those in other realms, and also our Higher Self. ESP is also known as the sixth sense. The internet is overloaded with information so I advise you carry out your own research regarding this.

If any of you have experience of channelling you will appreciate the energy required on my part to make it happen. Needless to say I’ve received guidance and support regarding how to raise my vibrations to be able to tune into the same frequency as guides/angels in order to communicate with them. I can liken it to tuning a radio in when you’re trying to find your favourite radio station. 

Channelling is an extremely humbling experience. When I channel, the love I feel from those I am communicating with is amazing, and they receive much love and gratitude in return.

Ideally I’d like to spend most of my time writing but it’s just not possible due to other factors which revolve around living on the physical plane, including having to fulfil other commitments, and this is acknowledged by my guides and angels too.

I hope also this goes some way to explain why my articles are sometimes few and far between!

 Always have faith and trust what you know to be true in your heart and soul.                                                             

 

 

Archangel Michael’s Perspective

Here is an inspirational teaching received from Archangel Michael based on the view point of all those in the higher planes, as told to me.

‘Therefore our life on this physical plane is an illusion. It is our experiences which make it feel real. These are necessary to reveal the learning required in this lifetime to take us forward into our next life. At the same time we are able to live what we learnt from previous incarnations. At the present time on Earth we live in the 3rd dimension and therefore our physical and spiritual selves are separate from each other. When Mother Earth ascends we will exist in the 5th dimension and our physical and spiritual selves will be joined.

We live in a world which revolves around money and our desire for material wealth and status is driven by our need to feel fulfilled. We cannot take these possessions with us into the next life. They are not important. It’s what’s in your soul that matters and the lessons you’ve learnt in this life that will take you forward to your next life and pave the way for how you will live your life next time around. We work to earn money to survive in a world which commands us to spend it on earthly possessions which we are led to believe will make us happy where in reality we are feeding the machine which works to keeps us all enslaved to money, and reliant on the financial institutions which created the greed in the first place. By doing so we become miserable and lack joy in our hearts and to replace this we fill our lives with more earthly possessions. These only serve to provide a quick fix of happiness and so it goes on. We become caught up in a never ending cycle, spiralling down further if we’re not careful, into the depths of the material world, until we end up so far down we become trapped by the darkness of it all and unable to find our way out. Our physical selves are being exploited by many big industries to create negativity, misery and fear, thus ensuring we keep feeding the machine by instilling more negativity, misery and fear needed to prevent us moving to the light and creating a world where only love and Light exists.’

Meet your Higher Self

Meeting your Higher Self is an essential step to take if your desire is to continue along your spiritual path to enlightenment. Since I connected to my Higher Self much information has been revealed, accelerating my journey and adding clarity to my intentions. The shift in my consciousness has brought about new experiences associated with the tasks presented to me along the way. At times I despaired and even doubted my guides when told it was all for my higher good. I realise now that everything I experienced was necessary to enable my spiritual growth at soul level. It was as if my Higher Self had an enormous puzzle to complete and with each experience/task it was able to add another piece towards completion – My soul being the puzzle. Personally, connecting to my Higher Self was the key to my spiritual awakening.

Before I explain how to meet your Higher Self I need to tell you why this is important for the planet as a whole. Earth is unique. There is no other place in the universe where we can gather the experiences and knowledge needed to take with us to our next incarnation which might not necessarily be on Earth. Our planet was created to be a place of learning and healing where only love and light existed as intended by God. At this time Mother Earth needs to ascend, to restore her and to regain the purpose that Earth was created for. The human race needs to learn how to sustain itself before it destroys the planet and consequently mankind. By connecting to your Higher Self you will be playing an enormous part in ensuring our continued existence.

To put it simply……Connecting to your Higher Self ignites the Divine Spark also contained in the quartz crystal bundle above your crown, and re-establishes your connection with God, the source of Divine light. As the spark ignites you will be connected to a vast illuminated quartz crystal grid. The brighter the grid becomes, the less darkness there will be in the world and as our vibrations rise we transcend to the fifth dimension, aiding the ascension of Mother Earth. By connecting to your Higher Self you will not only have access to the information you require but you will receive the guidance to help you connect and work with beings from other realms and dimensions to create the ‘oneness’ which is essential for the sustainability of mankind. There are many who are eager to teach and assist us – from those in the Hollow Earth to elementals/nature spirits, angels and the creators.

The best way to meet your Higher Self is in a meditation while you’re in a high state of consciousness which is necessary to tune into the frequency of its energy. This might take some practice but please persevere. Meditation is about freeing your mind from clutter and being relaxed. There is much written about this and how to achieve various states of consciousness and I advise you to discover your own techniques. During several meditations to meet my Higher Self I imagined treading various paths in an array of settings as advised by assorted authors but it wasn’t until I listened to a guided meditation CD that I eventually managed to meet my Higher Self. During this particular CD I had to envisage my chakras and I found my Higher Self waiting for me as my image in my third eye chakra. (Third eye chakra also known as brow chakra, is situated in the middle of your forehead, between your eyes).

Your Higher Self does not have a gender. You might see your Higher Self as your image or imagine it to be someone or something else. Bear in mind it’s important to be aware of its energy when you connect. It’s also quite important to let go of your ego to ensure the answers to your questions are not based around the ‘self’ and are for your higher good. You might find that you need to meet your Higher Self on more than one occasion before you feel comfortable about the questions you ask or convinced about the answers you receive. There will be many times during your spiritual journey when you doubt your sanity and wonder ‘if it’s all in your mind.’ Rest assured that as your spirituality develops you will learn to trust your intuition. Remember that your Higher Self will always work with you for your highest good. During the process of meeting your Higher Self allow yourself to day-dream. Keep letting your thoughts flow, no matter how random and you will find yourself moving into another space, a higher consciousness. As with all meditation a good indication you’ve managed to achieve this is if you experience a floating, detached feeling as you come out of the meditation. This should be short lived but if after a few minutes you still feel elsewhere and not back in the room I advise you to sit quietly and send a request out into the ether to help you return if necessary, otherwise you will end up feeling physically and mentally drained for the rest of the day. Grounding is important. Imagine you have roots from the soles of your feet down to the centre of the Earth before you start the meditation.

It’s advisable to keep some sort of journal to record  at some point any information or guidance you receive. A dream diary is a good idea too but ensure you keep to one source regarding interpretations as they can differ. I say this with the experience of having to interpret the meanings of my dreams with the book my guide knows I’ll use to do so.

I can’t remember what I asked my Higher Self initially but it must have been quite profound because over a course of a few weeks I started to gain a great deal of intuition and inspiration from beings including higher beings and elementals in other realms relating to creation and the universe. I can describe it as a veil being lifted, clearing my vision and giving me a new sight but oddly enough one which seemed more familiar as subconscious memories surfaced from many lifetimes ago where I’d previously lived in a state of oneness. It felt as if I’d been allowed access to my soul and all its secrets.

I can easily return to my third eye chakra and meet my Higher Self whenever I want but most of the information seems to be fed to me as and when I need it. My guide who I’ve met since connecting to my Higher Self will meet ‘me’ here for a chat or to give ‘me’ healing. ‘Me’ is referring to my Higher Self. This method enables my consciousness to join him in the fifth dimension and therefore our connection is stronger. Over time my spiritual abilities have improved and I feel assured that when I am unable to ‘hear’ him I will eventually receive his guidance and intuition when I require it. Very often during a meditation my guide will take ‘me’ elsewhere. Sometimes I don’t recognise the location until I visit it on the physical plane. For example during a journey to a holiday destination I meditated and met my guide in a meadow of buttercups and wild flowers which I discovered as I walked to my hotel once I’d physically arrived. You might also find as I do, that this space which has been created for you to meet and talk to your Higher Self becomes a meeting point for other beings or guides who have something to tell you.

Once you connect to your Higher Self you are truly on your way to enlightenment. Your knowledge and help will be required somewhere along the way so be prepared to be given a certain amount of responsibility. You will however, receive the guidance needed to help you with this. For example, my guide told me to set up this website, guided me through the process and even told me what to call it. You might also feel prompted to make changes to your lifestyle and diet, read certain literature or visit various places.

Listen to your intuition and be guided by it. Trust that at some point along your journey all will become clear.

Joanne  Buttercup meadow with hidden Corn Crakes (native birds)

Your Connections with Angels and Guides

When you feel a connection with an angel or spirit guide expect to experience a warm sensation of pure love around you and possibly within. One that makes you feel safe and at peace.  You might not notice straight away if you’ve either connected or are in the presence of angels/guides or it could take more than one attempt but over time you will recognise the sensations you experience at each attempt, as a connection. Talk to them; tell them what’s in your heart and on your mind without the ego or ‘self’. Be mindful too that trust has to work both ways and your space is just as sacred as theirs.

While you continue to create a space for angels/guides to encourage them into your life, you will notice gradual changes in yourself which indicate you are receiving guidance to help you along the way and to progress your spirituality. These changes will benefit both you and angels and guides and creates a cycle – the more guidance you receive, the more you are encouraged to connect with them, and the more you do this, the more encouragement you will receive. You might find you have a need to regularly de-clutter your house and wardrobe ad even change your lifestyle and diet.  You will start to enjoy your own company more and the desire to be needed by family and friends will lessen. You will see life from a new perspective as the material world becomes less important you will understand the order of things above and below. Your intuition (gut feeling) is heightened. You could experience a desire to be creative. You worry less and you’re able to put aside disagreements or problems with family/friends like ‘water off a duck’s back.’ I completely went off red meat last year and stopped eating it. I have recently stopped eating chicken. (All meat contains the energy of the animal during its lifetime including its fear at time of slaughter. It’s a dense energy which is absorbed into our body when we eat the meat).

As I mentioned yesterday it’s important to keep your vibrations high. This is because as your energy becomes lighter it’s easier for angels/guides to tune into your frequency and connect. It’s worth remembering too that if you’re having trouble connecting then try raising your vibrations. My connections have improved significantly because I’ve heeded the advice of my guide and my body elemental relating to diet and lifestyle. You will probably discover the ability to ‘channel’ thoughts from angels/guides. These can be quite random and happen anywhere! I would strongly advise you to write them down as soon as possible before you forget them as they come and go quite quickly – a good indication of ‘channelling.’ You will find that angels/guides find ways to get your attention. You will just know when it’s right because this is an instinct you will develop or you can suggest ways yourself to them. I experience a fluttering sensation on my eye lashes when my guide connects but more amazingly, angels and guides communicate with me through songs and it would seem this is quite common now. By listening to the words you will know what they are trying to tell you.

As you develop your intuition you will start to feel a sense of oneness with the world and will eventually be able to dance to its rhythm as you gather insights and inspirations, allowing you to experience a knowing of all that is meant to be. You will understand the synchronicity of everything you’ve ever experienced in this life and appreciate the meaning of the saying ‘for the higher good.’ There will be times though when you doubt your abilities and also question your own sanity! I often have to check myself when I’m out and about as I realise I’m talking out loud to my spirit guide. Also, it’s quite normal in the early days to want to step away from it all for a while. I remember feeling quite disillusioned at one point when I seemed to be lacking progress and could make no sense of it all so I decided to take a couple of months away from all that was spiritual in an attempt to test everything, to prove if it was true or not I suppose. This actually did me the power of good because looking back I was suffering from information overload and disillusionment was borne out of confusion and once my mind had processed all the information I’d taken in I was able to embrace the subject on a higher level. It was as if a metamorphosis had to occur during a period of quiet before my true spiritual self could emerge. I was reminded of this recently when I visited a butterfly house and silently likened myself to one, having gone through many stages to finally be free and happy. During times of doubt remember this We are not human beings having a spiritual experience……we are spiritual beings having a human experience.’

Joanne

butterfly blog

Creating a Space for Angels and Guides

It’s a glorious sunny morning and as I sit in my garden admiring the roses I feel inspired to tell you how to create a space for angels and offer advice on how to connect with them based on my own experiences and conversations with those in the angelic realm. The roses have prompted me because angels love them! Creating a space is important because angels and spirit guides are necessary to help you with your journey here on Earth, however the conditions must be right for you to be in their presence. The most vital thing between you is trust, the next is love which both appreciate very much, and always say ‘Thankyou’ for any guidance or inspiration you receive.

When I first started connecting with angels and higher beings I worried that it was the right thing to do. My guide assured me that this was the way it’s meant to be. When Earth was created it was intended by the creators that we should all work with the angels, elementals and also the creators themselves during our stay on this planet.

Some of you reading this may have already connected with angels and guides but I’m very aware that this might be new to many and you are probably feeling quite eager to explore the subject further and experiment. So, before I continue I will give you a brief warning – if you connect with anything which makes you feel uncomfortable then stop at once as it could well be a dark energy and although I will discuss this at a later date, I will quickly add that there are many uncontrollable malevolent energies ‘out there’ which do not need encouraging into your space. Not only will they attract further dark energies but they will also be detrimental to your well-being and stop you moving to the light. This reminds me of a bad experience, a lesson learned you could say. I learnt to dowse using a pendulum and continued safely for a few weeks, developing a relationship with my guide and discovering valuable information along the way, including the name of my guide. Dowsing is known as a ‘dark art’ and unfortunately there is no getting away from that fact. From the time you pick up a pendulum you only have two minutes before your channel lights up like a beacon attracting anything and everything which is ‘out there’. (Responding to a pendulum also requires the connecting angels/guides to use alot of energy which is another reason to keep it brief). My guide had a unique ‘sign in’ so when I picked up the pendulum I knew it was him from the pattern it was forming. We also had a secret code word.  It’s this code word which saved me. One evening, unbeknown to me, a malevolent air elemental (fairy) had wondered into the house and had obviously been observing my guide’s pendulum sign in so although I thought I was connecting to him, I was actually connecting to the malevolent fairy, who after a few brief conversations, eventually connected me to a very powerful demon whose intention was to fill me with demonic energy. I quickly put the pendulum down, waited ten minutes, picked it up again and seemingly connected to my guide but when I queried our code word I received the wrong answer. I immediately put the pendulum down and I have never dowsed again. Since this incident I have developed other ways to communicate with angels and guides.

Connecting with angels and guides might not be instant and depends on what point you are at with your own spiritual development so please don’t become downhearted if you’re unable to ‘hear’ or feel  anything – it’s so important to stay positive to keep your vibrations high. It’s taken me a couple of years to develop my abilities and intuition to get to this stage. Receiving the answer to a question you are asking before you have finished your sentence is a good indication that you have connected!

Angels are very busy and often have to return ‘home’ to renew their energies. Sometimes they would rather find a good space on Earth to recharge. Angels/guides need to be asked to step forward (because we were given free will) and are always very pleased to be asked to do so. They are waiting to meet you! Here are a few easy steps you can initially take to create a suitable atmosphere – Ensure your home is free from clutter and negativity. If this is not possible, have at least one room where you can develop a sacred space. Incense sticks are excellent for clearing negativity. (I use Nag Champa or Divine Hand Rolled Masala). I also use a Himalayan salt lamp to purify the air. Avoid swearing – it lowers your frequencies and creates a dense energy around you, deterring angels. Read inspirational books, angelic or otherwise, or various quotes/sayings/blessings to help keep your intentions pure and focused. Avoid having the television on if you are asking angels/guides to step forward as a tremendous amount of negative energy comes from the TV and this will make it difficult for them to do so. Before asking to meet them it’s quite a good idea to sit quietly – Meditation is an ideal way to relax and free your mind. My guide recommended music by Deuter for me to meditate to and I particularly like ‘Nada Himalaya: Music for Meditation’ as it is very effective.  It might be that sitting quietly is not for you. Meditation can take on many forms. Writing is sometimes my meditation and a good way to declutter my mind as I have to focus on one thing only. You might find that a hobby of yours has the same effect. Whatever you decide to do, don’t take it too seriously. Angels take themselves lightly and so should you!

Joanne

rose blog

 

Introduction by Joanne Rivers

Welcome 

I hope by sharing my own unique experiences and original inspirational teachings offered by guides, angels, archangels, higher beings and also those in the elemental realms, you will be encouraged to tread your own path towards Light and love to ultimately achieve enlightenment. My journey to this point has been extraordinary and it still continues as each day I learn more about the natural order of life on Earth, and of creation, and how everything is intended to be. At this time now it is vital we awaken to our spiritual self and accept with gratitude the information we receive. By doing so we can all help restore the Earth to a natural balance and one which it was intended for – to be a place of learning and healing as we travel from one incarnation to the next so we can take with us the vast and wonderful information we have gathered on the way.

There have been many times when I’ve tried to seek the views of someone else making the same journey to reassure me that everything I experienced along the way was normal. While I received guidance from the higher realms (Guides, Angels), I also felt I needed the perspective from a being in the physical realm which seemed incredibly hard to find. The odd one or two people I did meet were willing to talk about it to a point but were reluctant to share their deeper intuitions and inspirations with me. I read a tremendous amount on the subject, but the definition of a spiritual awakening and enlightenment including what one should experience seemed to differ depending on the author. Of course, now I have undertaken the process myself I can appreciate that everyone’s experiences differ.

Looking back, I had been given many prompts over the years to awaken but did not notice them. It wasn’t until I was in the middle of a long period of illness that I experienced the awakening which led me to the point I am now. It was during this time I began to read about enlightenment and spirituality, to look for answers more than anything. I wanted to know why me? It was an incredibly dark time in my life and I never imagined I’d move into the Light. In a moment of absolute despair, at the point where I felt I could not continue, I asked for help, not from anyone in particular, but I realise now the request went out into the universe, carried by my spirit guide who I was yet to meet. I soon received inspiration and felt prompted to find a Reiki practitioner. I really knew nothing about Reiki until I’d gleaned information off the internet before booking the session. Over a period of several months which entailed regular Reiki treatments, my health improved and eventually I decided to become a practitioner myself. Initially becoming attuned to level 1, and after a year or so, attuned to level 2. I am in no doubt that the energy of  Reiki cured me, and it is definite that Reiki was also the method responsible for my own enlightenment.

There are many of us awakening at this time and indeed the path is well lit. I will leave you with this thought to ponder on from Buddha ‘You cannot travel the path until you have become the path yourself.’

Joanne

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