5 Ways to Let Go of the Past When You Can’t Stop Holding On

5 Ways to Let Go When You Can't Stop Holding On

“Realize that if a door closed, it’s because what was behind it wasn’t meant for you.”- Mandy Hale

How hard is this to swallow? We’ve all heard sayings like this and when our intended paths have been met with a dead-end or a no entry sign it can be really tough to change gears quickly. Sometimes we can see it coming, other times we are blind sided; left in a whirlwind of emotion that seems to penetrate our entire being. Naturally, to try to cope with the harshness of the event that took place, we cling on to whatever we can, like a cat scaling a concrete wall. Until eventually, we can’t hold on any longer and we fall into the pits of rock bottom.
dandelionThe longer we cling on however, the more exhausting the whole process becomes, like trying to swim up-stream after you’ve flipped the life raft.Your only option now is to just go with the flow and know that you will find yourself again, when you reach the bottom of the river.

“One of the hardest lessons in life is letting go. Whether it’s guilt, anger, love, loss or betrayal. Change is never easy. We fight to hold on and we fight to let go. If you’ve been hurt until it breaks your soul into pieces, your perspective in life will definitely change, and no one and nothing in this world could ever hurt you again.”- Mareez Reyes 

1.Explore Your Emotions

The toughest part of letting go is realizing why you have been holding on so long. If it is the loss of a loved one, a life partner, a friend or a career, we need to dig deep and understand what root emotion is driving the resistance to change. Many times when we feel loss, we start to feel lost and when this comes, we lose our sense of control over our own lives.

Before these life splits occur, we may have built a stable and fulfilling environment for ourselves and suddenly we have been swung 180 where we just can’t seem make that first step in the opposite direction. Other times, our circumstances were so rocky that just when we finally begin to set out and embark on our own journeys, do our past emotional wounds come flooding back to us.

Ask yourself, why can’t I make that first step? What is it that is holding me back?.

5 Ways to Let Go When You Can't Stop Holding On**If you have lost a loved one, this can be very tough to cope with and excruciatingly painful. You may think to yourself, I just can’t let him/her go. You need to remember that love doesn’t die. Let the attachment fall, and let the love breathe for eternity. Take this breath and then explore deeper into your emotions. Are you afraid of what it might mean if you let yourself be happy again? You are allowed to be happy and it doesn’t mean that you don’t love who you have lost.

2.Remember Who You Were Before

Who were you before all of this? What did you like to do? What were your interests?. Are they the same or have they changed? It’s time to reconnect to you. It’s ok to be selfish, now is the time to take all the time you need.

3.Realize How Far You’ve Come

The person you were before this loss, will not be the same person as you were going in. Each experience moulds us, changes us and reforms us into a new person and it is during these emotional hardships, that come crashing over us, that we are reshaped–for the better. Even if right now, you are filled with hate, fear or guilt. Upon reflection, it is in these pivotal moments where you will find a stronger, softer, more loving, caring and compassionate you, than you ever were before.

4.Notice What You Have Learned

Every experience we have, is a lesson in disguise. Quite often, we will repeat certain scenarios in our lives until we understand the underlying meaning of it all. Sometimes, we need to be completely broken and reborn anew to learn this lesson because that is what it takes to purge our emotional wounds.

5.Reinvent Yourself

letting_goFinally, if you are still at the point where you just can’t seem to move forward and you know you can’t go back. It’s time for a new you. Drop everything for a while and essentially have no opinion or judgement of anything.

Try everything like it was the first time you have ever tried it. Do things that are out of your comfort zone, that you couldn’t imagine yourself doing before. Through your own trial and error and with an open mind, you will find the you, you have always been searching for.

 “Never stop discovering yourself, it is a quest that will never cease”-

by LJ Vanier

After Reading This, You Won’t Masturbate The Same Way Ever Again

After Reading This You Won't Masterbate the Same Way Ever Again

Sexual energy is the energy of life itself. It is the source of all creation and the essence of the universe. It has always been a quest for humanity, to harness this sexual energy and use it to transform higher states of consciousness.

The desire for sexual expression is by far the strongest and most impelling of all the human emotions, and for this very reason this desire, when harnessed and transmuted into action, other than that of physical expression, may raise one to the status of a genius”- Napoleon Hill

According to Napoleon, the term ‘genius’ can be characterized simply by ones ability to “increase the vibrations of thought to the point where one can freely communicate with sources of knowledge not available through the ordinary rate of vibration of thought”.

2015-09-03-1441295533-4504879-EricaJagger515234-thumbTherefor, by harnessing this libido energy rather than exasperating it during sexual intercourse or masturbation, we can wield it into a creative power that elevates our consciousness.

Now having said that let’s be honest, for the most of us were not going to just stop doing it. Especially, if we are not at the point in our spiritual journey that calls for a period of celibacy as found in many shamanic practices as well as other religious and spiritual teachings…

So what can we do to still get the benefits, without diving full fledge into abstinence?

1.Set Your Focus

We all require some type of external stimuli, whether this is just a memory or visualization in your head, we all need something to focus on. Instead of your usual pornography or fantasy, set your intention on something more creative and incorporate the law of attraction into your practice.

KissDoorwayFor example, you’d love that promotion at work, or you liked how you created with another person or several people and everything just seemed to flow. Anything, get creative! Set your goal of what you want to achieve… and “birth it into creation” so to speak.

It is the most powerful energy in the entire universe, use it to your advantage.

2.”Ankh” it

Ancient Egyptians, believed that the orgasm was the key that lead to eternal life and in the Kaballah, it is believed that sexual desire is the deepest of spiritual expression. Yogic philosophy also maintains the understanding that when the dormant sexual energy is awoken it will ignite the kundalini in the spine and activate the entire chakra system. What differs between these practices, is that the Egyptians believed that orgasm is really quite healthy and necessary for the Mer-ka-ba or light body, while others practice control of orgasm in order to prevent ejaculation.

While the ancient teaching to ankh the energy is quite complex, and most of us don’t actually own an “ankh”, an easy way to ensure energy re-circulation without loss is by simply placing your left hand (right hand if you’re left-handed) over your sacral chakra while masturbating. In the same fashion in which we collect Qi energy then take your hand and place it on your chakra and begin circling. (rub the area just below your naval in a circular motion).

Women start your first circle upwards towards the heart and men downwards towards the root. You will find with this technique, that your orgasms become more potent and fulfilling all the while ensuring proper energy flow.

3.Replenish

WomanLyingInBed-850x400Traditional Chinese healing has always involved putting energy in and collecting energy through the sacral (the area just below/at the naval).

When you are finished, keep your hand over your sacral chakra and hold it for up to 2 minutes. This will allow for the energy to be replaced as well as any energy expelled to be recovered.

Now what are you waiting for you horny buggers.

by LJ Vanier

Originally published here at isoulscience.com by LJ Vanier December 15,2015

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The Alter Ego: How to Re-Integrate Your Shadow Aspect

It is a frightening thought that man also has a shadow side to him, consisting not just of little weaknesses- and foibles, but of a positively demonic dynamism. The individual seldom knows anything of this; to him, as an individual, it is incredible that he should ever in any circumstances go beyond himself. But let these harmless creatures form a mass, and there emerges a raging monster. ~ Carl Jung.

shadow side1Have you ever felt like something just “came over you”? an alter ego that just seemed to take over, leaving you thinking to yourself, why the hell did I do that? Or you might be thinking to yourself, “that wasn’t me” or “how could I have done this!.

Well, welcome to your dark side. Let’s dive in.

First off, don’t feel guilty. It happens to just about everybody. The key is understanding why it happened and how we can learn to integrate this alter-ego or shadow self, before it reeks havoc in your life the next time.

According to Jung, the shadow side can be classified as the hidden, repressed and for the most part inferior and guilt-laden personality whose ultimate ramifications reach back into the realm of our animal ancestors and so comprise the whole historical aspect of the unconscious’’ (cited in Diamond, p. 96).

We, for the most part, avoid our shadow selves by projecting onto others what we reject  about ourselves and by this projection of consciousness, we disassociate vital aspects of our unconscious minds. In doing so, we become out of balance, focusing only on the “love and light” personas and thus this repressed shadow self can become a destructive untamed force, that can take over in stressful situations, lack of sleep or alcohol and drug induced states.

The more we reject, project and avoid, the more this alter ego builds and eventually rears
its ugly head, coming around to bite us in the ass when we least expect it. This alter ego, if not integrated, has consequences at an individual and collective level and can be what we consider the “self-destructive” aspect of our consciousness.

shadow side2It is the tired belief of good and evil, dark and light; the socially acceptable and unacceptable. The same mentality of raising our children with “good boy or bad boy reward and punishment” causing an interior split, where the angel on the left shoulder and the devil on the right are born.

If accepted and integrated however, your shadow self can serve a positive purpose, as it is in this unconscious we find our clearest creativity and natural expression.

To embrace and integrate our shadow aspects, does not infer that we are to act upon our every desire, lust or rage. Its purpose is to shine a light on what is being hidden and in doing so you will catapult an evolution of consciousness, a: psychological transformation;  one that many shamanic teachings also encourage.

“Bringing the shadow to consciousness” “is a psychological problem of the highest moral significance. It demands that the individual hold himself accountable not only for what happens to him, but also for what he projects. . . Without the conscious inclusion of the shadow in daily life there cannot be a positive relationship to other people, or to the creative sources in the soul; there cannot be an individual relationship to the Divine’’ Liliane Frey-Rohn (1967) (cited in Diamond, page.109)

In order to go beyond something one must first acknowledge its presence and for each of us to ascend into the light of rebirth, we must light the shadows of the mind. In doing so, you accept and embrace this shadow self and in turn release its hold on you.

shadow side 3To recognize a shadow self, is easier than one might think and this is because every person on this beautiful planet is your shadow. How? Because as we mentioned we project upon others both the positive traits of ourselves, as well as the negative.

To reintegrate our shadows, we can start with 4 simple techniques. Recognize, Reverberate, Reintegrate and Repeat; here’s how it works.

Let’s say you are having a conversation with a coworker and this coworker really gets under your skin. You feel a competitiveness with this person, you may even feel threatened. Simply, this mate just gets your goat and you can’t seem to overcome it. You would rather that they not be working with you, but it’s not your call to make. What do you do?

1.Recognize

Recognize the main emotion you are feeling. Is something feels off, it always is and we need to trust that feeling. Are you jealous or envious in some way that you may not be consciously aware of? Really think about it, and find that deep-rooted emotion.

2.Reverberate

Most often competitiveness will sprout from capabilities that you recognize in another that you also possess. This person would not have the ability to “get to you” unless they possessed a reflection of your own strengths and weaknesses. What qualities does this person possess that you can also find within you? Write a list if you need, chances are you are going to find many.

3. Reintegrate

Once you have recognized this person as a vibrational match to you in ways that you were not previously aware of by reverberating your own strengths and weaknesses, you can now reintegrate these qualities within yourself.

4. Repeat

With each person you encounter, find the ones who really annoy you, seek out “your enemies” and find what it is that is “making you tick”. Repeat this process, and guaranteed each time you will find something you never knew about yourself. You will bring it out into the light and find the darkness so you can shine a little light on your way.

Every person in your life is a teacher and each experience in your life is a lesson. Living, is like looking into a mirror, every teacher is you. – LJ Vanier

Originally published isoulscience.com December 6, 2015

5 Clear Signs You’ve Met Your Twin Flame

5 Clear Signs You've Met Your Twin Flame

“The best love is the love that awakens the soul. A love that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds and that’s what you’ve given me and that’s what I hope to give to you forever” – Unknown. 

While there are many people we come in contact with throughout our day-to-day mixing and blending of energies, there comes a moment in your life when you meet someone and you don’t know why, but you just know something is different about them….

5. You feel you’ve known them for years

The Difference Between Soul Mates and Twin FlamesJust by first glance, you feel connected to this person. In one fragment of a second upon meeting each others gaze, time disappears and the entire world falls away; leaving nothing but the two of you staring into each others eyes. It only lasts a split second in time, but feels like an eternity. You immediately feel their hurts and know their pain, you also can see their light, and know that a connection has been rekindled– a fire has reignited that once was blazing as hot as the sun, like two stars colliding in space.

4. You understand each other on a deeper level

You are always in tune with this person, energetically, intellectually and emotionally. Your hearts are communicating with each others subtly, quite often below your level of conscious awareness and your thinking patterns are always riding the same wave.

3. You bring out the best in each other

The Real Purpose of a Twin Flame UnionNow that you know they exist, With or without this person your confidence level has skyrocketed. When you are with them, you feel like you can conquer the world together. Without them, you have found new strength, hope, determination and faith that empowers you to be your authentic self.

2. You create together

With this new-found confidence, your creative center explodes. Life becomes a playground for your every thought and intention as you enjoy sharing your ideas together and seeing what you can manifest into reality.

1. You can communicate telepathically

This sign is number one for a good reason. Because twins are always in tune with each other energetically, emotionally and mentally you will feel each others pain, know each others thoughts without speaking and even share each others dreams. Separated twins, will experience the phenomenon of communicating clearly in the dream state and may find that they will manifest physical symptoms if the other twin is ill or injured.

by LJ Vanier

Originally published here at isoulscience.com by LJ Vanier December 1, 2012

3 Simple Ways To Build Inner Strength

3 Simple Ways to Build Inner Strength

We all have the ability to sense whether someone is truly a strong and confident person, or if someone is just “putting up a front” in hopes to deceive others and themselves in the process…

This front that we put up, is what we call a false mask, a facade or the surface layer of the ego and its hope? To protect the individual from coming to terms with unresolved emotions, hidden hurts and real and true introspection.

Once this mask is cracked however, it leaves nothing but these wounds to heal. Yet, each time the mask is cracked, our tendency is to plaster over it with a new layer.

Layer after cracked layer we build upon, hiding the hurts we have endured and while we continue to add these new layers: you can’t build a strong foundation on something that is already broken.

Emotional wounds are alike to these masks as well as that of a peeling of an onion and when we begin to peel them back, we get closer and closer to the root of what needs to be healed and nearer to the real authentic person that has been hidden away.

This authentic you, is the inner child that is crying out for resolve, love, comfort and softness. This child needs you to face your deepest fears; the “monsters under your bed”, your demons and your darkest desires and take him by the hand and tell him that everything is going to be o.k.

This child in you needs to feel safe, secure and accepted. It is then, in this space of security will you find strength, security, humility, acceptance and above all love. The love that you have been searching for out there in the world, the love that has been inside of you for eternity.

love yourselfThe love that is yours to give to yourself and then share with the world, for love cannot be attained by seeking outward. True love is found only within and is shared with others. To search outside of yourself looking for love, you will only find attachment and need. You must love yourself first.

So what makes someone authentically strong and confident from the inside out?

They have done their inner work, faced their “demons” and incorporated their shadow side. Quite simply, they have faced their deepest fears; their darkest desires and rebuilt themselves from the inside out into a state of acceptance, humility and love.

1. Take Responsibility

“Everyone has a chapter that they don’t read out loud”. Reflect on those chapters and take responsibility for your role. This doesn’t mean that you should feel guilty or have regrets. Let’s be straight about it, we all can be pretty selfish and life is a learning curve. Don’t sweat it.

2. Learn To Accept Yourself

The largest part of building inner strength is to make peace with your own identity.

We all make mistakes, we are all the same, we are all human. There is no one on earth who better than anyone else and there is no one on earth who is lesser. What separates the strong from the weak, the good from the bad and the ugly, is acceptance.

In order to love yourself, you must accept yourself and in order to love others you must love yourself first. Those who are loved by many, love themselves, and those who are hated by many, hate
themselves. Life is a reflection of who you are inside, what are you showing to the world?

3. Have Humility

Guilt and regret are the major obstacles we will face on the road to inner strength and acceptance. While sometimes it may be blowingeasy for others to forgive you, we often find that we are unable to forgive ourselves.

We as we know, are our own worst critics and unknowingly keep ourselves locked in the cages of our own thoughts; beating ourselves up any chance we get, as if we enjoy the suffering.

When was the last time you laughed at yourself for something? Do that right now and let it go. Life shouldn’t be taken so seriously, the universe is playful, so should we.

by LJ Vanier

Originally published here at isoulscience.com by LJ Vanier November 30, 2015

5 Strong Signs You Need Emotional Healing

5 Strong Signs You Need Emotional Healing

Do you run your emotions or do your emotions run you?

It’s a simple question that is loaded with thought-provoking, inner exploration. One that really makes us sit back and think about what really is steering course in the direction our lives are headed. Are you on track towards a collision or are you on sailing on smooth waters? are the questions you need to ask yourself.

emotional healing3Emotions play a major role in shaping the paths in life we take. Therefore it is crucial to be in a place of mind where we can be confident that we are letting our clear intuitive processes have the controls, rather than allowing our emotions to run the show.

Don’t get me wrong emotions are a good thing, they give us the ups and downs on the road of life. To experience joy, grief, sadness and exhilaration are what being human is all about! Yet, it’s all about sitting back and knowing that an emotion is just that: an emotion and by recognizing it, you can control how you feel and take back the seat of power in your life.

1.You’re stuck on repeat

Recreating certain scenarios in your life is a sure-fire sign that you have former emotional traumas that require healing.

You may find that you keep choosing the same partner, the same job or the same living arrangements all of which do not serve your higher good. You may find that you are prone to addictive substances and crowds of people you also are prone to this emotional healing4behaviour. Know that you are not weak, you just need healing.

Until you can pinpoint the root cause of your emotional turmoil, the cycle will continue to repeat itself and you will find yourself creating the same situations and circumstances in your life. Former emotional problems that you may have thought you had conquered can come bubbling back to the surface, reaking havoc in your current state. This can leave you blaming yourself for things that you do, without knowing why you do them.

Never blame yourself, instead take positive action in determining what it is that you need to heal.

2. Your mind is overworked

We all find it difficult to stay in the present moment. Our minds are always wandering, worrying and fantasizing about the past or the future. It seems that we do everything and anything we can not face our current reality.

5 Simple Ways to Stop Overthinking and Calm and Overactive MindWe dream of the future to distract ourselves from the present, in order to forget the past and the more we use our minds to avoid our present situations the more overworked we become all in order to avoid a past that hasn’t been healed.

Be gentle with your mind, by healing the past we can live in the present moment more fully and find peace.

3. You’ve lost your intuition

When you can’t differentiate between a feeling and an emotion, we know that there are wires crossed.

serendipityEmotions are a product of thought forms and without thoughts emotions wouldn’t arise. They are the product of external and internal happenings and are reactionary. By recognizing this, you endeavor into a state of awareness, of your own emotional state.

Feelings however are your natural intuitive ability to discern a situation without providing an emotional response to it. When emotional trauma is present, one cannot  discern between an emotion and a feeling and the internal compass has lost its magnetic direction. Essentially you cannot get a gage how you feel versus what you feel.

4. You’re reactive instead of proactive

As mentioned above, emotional response is reactionary to your external and internal thoughts.

emotional healing2Throughout your conversations with others you will find that you have triggers that you may not be aware of, as unconscious memories are hardwired to different types of thought forms coded with emotions. These then become our perceptions of the world, which become our core beliefs.

When faced with difficult situations where strong emotions come bubbling back to the surface, it is important to immediately recognize it and think before you speak. Most often, the external happening that you are perceiving is not as it seems, but merely a perception of your own belief.

When you can recognize this unhealed emotion, you can then empower yourself to heal it before it reaks more havoc in your life.

5. You find it difficult to trust 

This will be the most obvious sign that you have unresolved emotional disturbances. The inability to trust others is a defense mechanism that we all naturally possess, as a means to protect ourselves from past emotional trauma.

elephyYet, finding the root of the problem is more difficult to pin down, and may not be what you think it is. Quite often we bury memories of hardships deep down into our unconscious mind where it appears to be all but forgotten. Only to manifest negatively  in others aspects of our lives.

When this happens it is important to make the unconscious-conscious when you feel ready to do so. It is only by bringing our memories forward can they be appropriately healed allowing for closure and emotional progression.

“Happiness or sorrow, whatever befalls you, walk untouched and unattached.” Buddha

by LJ Vanier

Originally published here at isoulscience.com by LJ Vanier November 26, 2015.

5 Simple Ways to Stop Overthinking and Calm An Overactive Mind

5 Simple Ways to Stop Overthinking and Calm and Overactive Mind

“If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.” Lao Tzu

18 Signs You're Stronger Than You ThinkOver-thinking is a problem that affects all of us. It is the constant bombardment of the mind, that takes us out of the present moment, and plummets us into thinking about the past or worrying about the future.

Over-thinking creates problems that may not have even presented themselves, had we not given them so much attention or “built them up in our minds”. It’s the art of making a big deal about something, that never was to begin with.

While we may be thinking that by cycling this information in our minds that we are protecting ourselves somehow, on the contrary, the mind is acting as a defense mechanism to protect the constructs of our own individual identification.

According to Freud, there are three psychological aspects that make up our personalities. The first being the I.D, alike to a child, it is selfish and self-serving fueling the pleasure-oriented portion of the personality. The second is the super ego, which acts as the moral basis determining between what is good and bad, right and wrong and the third is the ego which acts as the moderator between the I.D and the Super Ego, seeking compromise.

8 Signs of an Out of Control EgoThis ego then creates defense mechanisms, which it believes that it protect itself from uncomfortable life situations and it is through these defense mechanisms that we begin to fantasize, idealize and project internal unresolved emotions, as well as uncomfortable thoughts onto others through a process of overactive thinking.

Basically, the ego can’t face reality and so it creates an internalization of uncomfortable happenings and remolds them into something that it is able to handle.

This processing of thoughts than cycles in the mind constantly as the ego continues to try to protect itself without dealing with the unresolved emotions and healing that is required.

In order to stop overactive thinking, and stay in the present moment we need to understand why we are fantasizing, what we are avoiding, and how we are projecting our internal states onto others.

true nature of the egoWhen we can heal our unresolved emotions and past thoughts, it is then we can find peace in the present moment.

Unlike other articles you will find, I am not going to tell you to think positive or repeat positive affirmations, nor am I going to tell you to get out into nature or any other distractive process that masks the origin of the problem. What I am going to tell is this. Take a deep breath, and let go. What are you still holding onto? What hurts can you not forgive?  and can you forgive yourself? It’s time that you give yourself the keys to your own freedom.

1.Acceptance

What is, what was and what is still to come.

2.Forgiveness

For the hurts you have caused and hurts you have endured.

3. Gratitude

For everything and anything in your life that has value.

4. Humility

To humble yourself is to know that you are not above or beneath anyone else. Go easy on yourself, its o.k to not be perfect.

5. Patience

In time you will see, that you were exactly where you were supposed to be.

We dream of the future, to distract ourselves from the present, in order to forget the past.

Heal the past, live in the present and don’t rush to the future. Life is a journey and it will all be over before you know it.

by LJ Vanier

Originally Published here by LJ Vanier isoulscience.com November 25, 2015

3 Powerful Steps to Accessing the Akashic Records

Have you ever wondered how Albert Einstein, Nicola Tesla, Leonardo Davinci or Stephen Hawking to name a few, were able to create the revolutionary technologies, scientific theories and intricate algorithms as they did?

These men along with many others, were eons beyond their years in problem solving and mathematical thinking. Too far that some would speculate that they must have a secret.

Well, this is it.

They had activated a part of the subconscious mind that directly links to the unified field of consciousness. To put it simply, they possessed the ability to draw from a wealth of knowledge that we are all able to connect with, because it is simply a matter of bringing memory forward deep out of the dusty shelves of the unconscious mind.

When activated, universal knowledge easily flows and then can be drawn out of the memory storage bank in the unconscious and brought into conscious thinking as a tool of the mind.

The current state of humanity however, dwells in the unconscious part of the mind that reflects programmed behaviour that has been spoon fed by societal, educational and religious dogmas and indoctrination’s. This deliberate sabotage of the mind effectively blocks out the programming that exists in the unconscious storage data base, known as the akashic records or the mind of God.

Because our current world system however is set up to “dumb us down” through public education, media and religion. Its hope is to block out this natural programming and to reduce the chance of your authentic power rising, giving you the innate ability to become your true, universal, knowledgeable self.

You see, the more your cup is filled with their education, the harder it will be to find this knowledge in your data storage bank. They want your conscious mind pulling only their programming from your unconscious, so that you won’t even bother to look any deeper. Then it all becomes a programmed response from your unconscious to your conscious mind, making it so that you are only able to create from this one-dimensional space of educational memory.

Simply, they are filling your head with shit to keep you locked into the system and this affects us in a big way.

Because most of our brain functioning is happening on an unconscious level, we complete our daily mundane tasks with little
or no conscious thought and it is for this same reason that we find ourselves daydreaming most of the time.

For example, when you are driving your car you’re not really thinking about what you are doing. Instead you are replaying memories of other moments in your life or imagining possible future outcomes of your current mindset, all the while your unconscious is steering your travels.

This day dreaming state of conscious thought is literally what keeps us asleep in the world, as well as keeping your conscious mind overworked which can lead to a variety of mental health problems.

By quieting your conscious mind, you allow for the unconscious to fill its place and the more you explore your unconscious mind, the more it will begin to open up.

Because the mind is interactive, knowing memory and thoughts only by symbols, the akashic records are a symbolic representation that the mind uses to illustrate the understanding that every thought, that has ever been thought exists in the collective consciousness.

The akashic records do not exist outside of yourself, a place that you must travel to in order to unlock the secrets of the universe. On the contrary, the akashic records exist within you all of the time and are always accessible.

Every time you have experience a flash of insight or a synchronicity you are connecting with the akashic records of “higher thought”.

Number synchronicity is a prime example of this unconscious thought process manifesting into our current reality and is very common among spiritual awakenings. Many people denote seeing 11:11 or 5:55 prior to a full-blown kundalini awakening, an experience of oneness and enlightenment.

While these synchronicities may be viewed as external happenings or “signs from the universe” in truth these meaningful coincidences are manifestations of our unconscious minds projecting into our physical reality.

Our conscious mind then notices the signal in the form of these synchronicities and begins to look for reason and meaning.

So now that we understand how the conscious and unconscious mind correlate to one another, as well as how our unconscious minds send us signals in the form of meaningful coincidences, we can then use this information in order to bring unconscious memory forward into our waking state and gain access to the akashic records of unlimited knowledge.

1.Be Mindful

The reason mindfulness is so important is because in doing so, you give your conscious mind much-needed rest. If you have an overactive mind it can manifest health problems such as anxiety, depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, manic episodes and the list goes on. When the mind is quiet however, flashes of insight and new connections begin to form that were not previously thought possible.

There are a wide variety of mindfulness meditations available as well as many simple tricks to staying in the present moment that everyone can benefit from.

2.Establish New Connections in the Brain

To establish new connections in the brain you need to take something you have received from your unconscious mind through a flash of insight, or information received through meditation and wire it into memory.

This is why consistent meditation is essential to increasing and maintaining a higher level of consciousness. Each time you meditate and “make contact” you have an experience which then creates a new neurological connection. By repeating this process these neurons then maintain the relationship. This allows for a more free-flowing connection between the unconscious and conscious mind that expands your awareness and perception of reality on a conscious level.

3. Raise Your Vibration

Every thought we have whether it be positive or negative holds a unique vibration and so when we can change our conscious thoughts in a more positive way we can increase our vibration.

The akashic records then work this same way, in order to access a certain thought from the collective conscious, you need to be in vibrational alignment with that thought.

Energy flows where attention goes and so the more we dwell on the negative, the more negative thoughts we pull from the unconscious mind. Positive thinking has wonderful effects on our level of consciousness, so remember the higher you go, the more you’ll know!

by LJ Vanier

Originally Published November 19,2015

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7 Reasons Why Your Spiritual Awakening Has Come to a Sudden Stop

No matter your level of conscious awareness or the level of spiritual enlightenment that you have attained, there will come a time on your spiritual journey where you know and feel that you have made great internal progress and then suddenly.. nothing.

Positivity has flown out the window, prophetic visions and lucid dreaming have been replaced with normal lower conscious ideals and mindfulness has been replaced with overactive thinking patterns. You simply can’t make the connection that you once felt and it seems impossible to return to the level of light, love and higher awareness that you seek.

Everything you attempt to get moving again seems to fail, as if an invisible road block has been put right in front of you, leaving you wondering, just what is going on? It’s a path that can’t be avoided, but why does it happen?

Spiritual road blocks are designed for you to slow down and take a break. Your initial spiritual awakening, may have been so full-blown, that now your mind needs the time to rearrange itself. A reformation of belief systems, perceptions of the world and perceptions of yourself are in order here.

These time periods can be extremely frustrating and sometimes even painful if the cycle is leading you into (a)nother Dark Night of the Soul. Navigating this rocky terrain requires, patience and gentleness with yourself, in order to sail the rough waters, safely ashore.

Determining the root cause of spiritual, developmental, stalemates, are crucial to getting you back on the road again.

1.You Need Healing

A spiritual awakening can bring repressed memories and emotions from your unconscious into your conscious awareness. Such as past lives, things you may have forgotten about or things you weren’t even aware had occurred, may come bubbling to the surface. You may even begin to disassociate with these memories, eluding yourself into believing that they are figments of your imagination.

2.You’re Angry

Any psychologist will tell you that anger stems from a wide
variety of underlying causes. When it comes to anger stemming from a spiritual awakening however, we usually can narrow down the field a little bit.

You still have hidden repressed memories, not yet brought to surface as well as the failure to forgive for those memories brought to your conscious awareness.

3. You have developed an over-inflated sense of self.

When you awaken you feel on top of the world, you feel like you have ‘finally arrived’ and looking back at others who have not yet reached your level of awareness, you can’t help but eventually feel “special”.

Don’t get me wrong, spiritual enlightenment and the evolution of consciousness is something to be celebrated!

However, spiritual enlightenment is the ultimate goal for all humanity, not just a chosen few.

The more you associate yourself with this I.D of being different or special, that is according to Freud, “motivated by self-gratification
and pleasure” the more you battle with your ‘super ego’ effectively making it impossible to sustain a present awareness of acceptance and love, Thus hindering the continuance of your spiritual growth.

Quite simply the more you believe that you have “arrived” the more you have nowhere to go. No matter how much you want to continue on your quest in attaining consistent spiritual fulfillment your cup is full and needs to be emptied.

4. You’re frustrated with the current world status.

After much euphoria and exploration of the higher realms of life, gaining the wisdom and understanding of your multidimensional universally connected existence, you find yourself– human again. This can be a major let down. The power that you exuded in the upper realms isn’t manifesting in your current physical state and this can cause much discomfort and impatience.

You may also feel alienated from much of society as you have been endowed with much wisdom and wish to share your knowledge and yet to those who are “un-enlightened”, your perceptions and ideals are viewed as unrealistic and over-exuberant.

After much effort in attempting to teach others of your path, you end up feeling more discouraged than appreciated. Feeling as though your hands are chained, watching as the masses fall into the same old cycles of fear, attachment and compliance to the ruling oligarchy.

5. You’ve fallen back into old patterns of behaviour

Do you remember that moment when you first “made contact?” The moment when everything opened up for you in a blink of an eye and your entire world was changed. You saw reason and meaning behind everything that is, was and is yet to come.

Do you also remember how it felt when you realized that you were a pawn in the game, a slave to a system that appeared to be winning?

This is your reminder.

What we were exposed to during our awakenings was real and true, so hold fast and hold firm because we are the change and we are the people the world has been waiting for– all of us.

6. You’re not listening to your heart

While we are all globally connected, with hearts beating to the same drum, we are still unique. Each of us have a piece to a larger puzzle that is ushering in the age of enlightenment. Not one of us views the world from an entirely uniform basis of perception and it is in this uniqueness that lies your life purpose. That piece of the puzzle that you are to bring to the table and do this you must follow your heart.

We are always receiving subtle cues, synchronicities and soft nudges from the universe: a guidepost of light in a world that sometimes can feel enshrouded with darkness. When your mind cannot find its way out of its current spectrum of reality, your heart will always guide you along the path you are seeking.

Trust it.

7.You still think that you are unworthy

Due to major cultural, societal and religious indoctrination’s, a spiritual awakening can naturally be interpreted as an external happening, that of which you had little or no control over.

A gift from the gods or God, as your consciousness projects itself and is viewed out of the physical body. As such, feelings of
unworthiness can immediately take over the control center in your mind and many will feel that they have been blessed with such a wonderful gift, that is not deserved.

While there are many Gods, Bodhisattva’s and Guides that can be of assistance to you on your awakening journey, the realization of authentic power is the ultimate liberation.
This authentic power emanates from within your own unconscious mind, that which is already a part of you; quite simply it is in your DNA.

By making the unconscious-conscious and bringing memory forward, the wisdom and knowledge unfolds in knowing that you are in control of your own destiny. Everything you need is already within you.

So if you are stuck on your spiritual awakening journey, meet your anger with love, follow your heart in all of your ways and remember that you are always worthy.

by LJ Vanier

This article was originally published here at isoulscience.com November 16, 2015

Can This Pink Dye Save the Elephants and Dismantle the Illegal Ivory Trade?

Recently, pictures of pink elephant tusks have taken social media by storm. Originally published at Yahoo Canada, Kelly Putter, spoke out on the Daily Brew about an out of the box solution, that some conservationists are using in order to stop the poaching for ivory in elephants and rhinos. While the photos themselves are photoshopped portraying elephants painted with pink tusks, the representation of dying tusks and horns are a strategy that is gaining attention. pink rhino

The team at The Rhino Rescue Project in Johannesburg, South Africa have taken matters into their own hands when it comes to the illegal slaughter of these animals creating an unconventional way to solve this out-of-control problem with poaching.

In order to devalue the horn, they use a controversial method of darting the rhinos from the air, effectively immobilizing them in order to send in a ground crew. To reduce stress on the animal, it is blindfolded and its ears are plugged while the tusk is then treated by infusing it with an animal friendly compound that is made up of ectoparasiticides and indelible dye. This dye contaminates the horn, rendering it useless for both medicinal purposes and ornamental use. The team also protects the animal by adding additional security measures like microchips, tracking technology and DNA sampling and storage.Staff members are involved in procedure

Since gaining widespread media attention, conservationist at the International Conservation Fund of Canada, a charity that focuses on conversation work at a global level have mocked the idea of darting animals stating that ” The idea is impractical to impossible on a field-level scale because of the sheer logistics and costs to implement” ” Darting and applying dye to elephants would involve a huge costs and stress and risk to the elephants And even if achievable on a small, enclosed population, poaching pressure would just be diverted elsewhere” Ann Lambert.Given a better chance of survival

Yet, these remarks aren’t diverting The Rhino Rescue Project. There mission is to offer a sustainable and cost-effective way to protect the animals in South Africa, as well as in other countries. By infusing the horn with this dye, they hope to trigger health anxieties by inflicting fear into those consuming them for medicinal use.

“We believe that the only way to save the rhino, is to devalue their horns from the consumer perspective. Demand in Vietnam and China is growing exponentially and without effective demand reduction there will be no way protect the rhino population going into rapid decline from 2016”.Recovering after the procedure

Dr. Colman O’Ciodain of the World Wildlife Fund states that the WWF doesn’t endorse horn infusions due to its impracticability.  “The reason we didn’t endorse this method is because simply in order to do that you have to dart and anesthetize the rhino”. ” Most of the poaching is happening in Kruger National Park and
that’s the size of Wales and it’s just not practical. Not to mention the fact that in a matter of time they would have babies and you’d have to do it again”

While the WWF has taken a backseat role in effectively protecting these animals from slaughter, preferring to fight the illegal trade of ivory by “stepping up enforcement” more than 1200 rhinos were lost to poaching in 2014, a 9000 percent increase from the 13 rhinos lost in 2007. Elephant herds have shrunk 50 percent since 1979 and it is estimated that 35,000 elephants are killed each year in Africa.

To support the rhino rescue project, please visit their website.

by LJ Vanier

Beyond Synchronicity: How to Become a Conscious Creator

The great thing about synchronicity is that it is never about whether you believe in it or not, like Santa Claus. It is an experience and once you have experienced these events you understand this to be a real functioning level of intelligence, that you are creating. A sign from the ‘matrix’ that you are on the right path.

Are you experiencing synchronicity?Synchronicity, a term coined by Carl Jung is known as a ‘meaningful coincidence’ that takes place in our everyday life and characterized by a phenomenal event that occurs that is out of the ordinary spectrum of reality. For example, you may be thinking about someone and immediately you see a sign or symbol of this thought that can be perceived in your physical reality. Whether it be a vehicle, a license plate, a photo, a phone call, or the actual person.

This cognitive thought process manifesting into reality, is known as the law of attraction. However, the biggest thing we are missing here is this: There are no meaningful coincidences or happenstances and what we are seeing is the return of our own creative manifestation of thought, directly affecting our physical reality.

Why is this happening?

Over the past decade we have seen the amount of spiritual awakenings explode through the population and 2012 set the tone for this surge in consciousness.

galactic alignmentYet, in 2012 we were led to believe that what was happening at the end of the long count was a planetary alignment. However anyone who understands astrology could clearly see that what was truly happening was a galactic alignment; one of the uttermost importance. This because it signified the time, when we as humanity would be brought out of the ‘dark ages’, and into the golden age of light once more. Remembering our true nature and our true existence as conscious creators.

There are those who are aware of what is happening, but the masses have been purposefully blindfolded from truth. Yet, when we can study these things on our own we can begin to fit the pieces of the puzzle together.

Astro-theology and astronomy is known as the ‘holy science’ and has been practiced in small pockets of earths culture for a millennium. Many have been persecuted for teaching this science, as it is the true science of Hermetic s, and the law of nature itself.

At the turn of the century and due to technological advancement, many scientists are now leaning towards this natural science and what we are finding is that more and more are agreeing with the philosophy, that we exist in a binary with Sirius (another sun).

Why is this important?

binaryIt is thought that as these suns pull away from each other, we fall into what is known as the “dark ages” of humanity. Each of these dark ages lasts for a period of 2000 years, known as the iron age, the bronze age and the silver age and as these two suns draw nearer, the golden age begins and lasts for thousands of years.

In 2012, we reached this galactic alignment signifying that the golden age is in fact upon us. Due to this event, we see that humanity is awakening to higher level of consciousness each day and can be viewed by the resistance forming against the oppressive nature of the current oligarchical system as well as thought manifestation occurring more rapidly than ever before. Essentially, our thoughts become our reality.

On the higher ethereal levels of existence, our thoughts create our reality instantaneously and because the universe is intelligent we understand that it is our minds that generate our reality; everything else is just an illusion of the senses.

In conclusion, we can then understand that these signs are not coming from the universe, through the act of asking and receiving but are being directed by your own mind. This, because you are the creator of your own world and it is time that we take back our power and understand that we are the creators of our own imaginations.

The golden age is upon us! It’s time to create!

by LJ Vanier

18 Signs You’re Stronger Than You Think

18 Signs You're Stronger Than You Think

We tend to give ourselves less credit than we deserve. Always expecting more from ourselves and judging our self-worth by the material possessions that we hold. When in fact, true richness is richness of soul. Happiness comes from freedom and freedom is a gift that you give to yourself.

thoughts dnaThere is subtle strength that lies within us all; a higher consciousness that never gives up and is always seeking for the upheaval from the darkness into the light. A raising of our vibration and the constant forming and reforming of our mind, bringing us back to that in which we ultimately seek.

We are all here together on this wonderful journey and it takes strength and courage to follow this path to freedom.

There will always come times, when we do not remember how strong we truly are and so, here is a simple reminder to shine a little light on the way.

1. You embrace life as a journey

You know that life is an experience and one to be lived to its fullest. Every moment is precious opportunity to learn, grow and evolve. Even through the darkest of times, we know that the light is surely to follow and we hold our strength until the light beams on us once more.

2.You are aware of your weaknesses

You understand that no one is ‘perfect’, and you don’t dwell on the things that you can’t change about yourself. Instead, you embrace your strengths and nourish your weaknesses as sometimes our greatest weakness, can be our greatest strength.

3.You change what you can change

spiritual journeyYou know that you can’t change the world, but you can change your world and so you work from the inside out; positively affecting anyone who comes into contact with you. Radiating your light as far as you can, like a candle in wind flickering for all to see as you beam brightly in this world.

4. You’re not afraid of failure

You understand that failure is an opportunity for growth and failure puts us in the prime position to evolve and become wiser.

5. You do things your own way

You know that life’s greatest treasure is to learn and learning in your own unique way. You don’t follow the crowd and you choose to create your own masterpiece.

6. You are vulnerable

You understand that being vulnerable doesn’t mean being weak and you are humble and balanced enough to see this.

7. You don’t hold a grudge

5 Tips to Let Go of Control and Create More HarmonyYou understand that holding a grudge only hurts you. Everyone has their own reasons and everyone has their own perception of life; everyone has their own path to follow.

8. You let people judge you

When you let people judge you it gives you insight into their internal state and puts you in a position to advise them. Also, when judged you are able to find something within yourself that you may not have yet resolved. Everyone is your mirror in life, and just by letting someone else judge you, it gives you great depth of perception.

9. You have patience

You understand that patience doesn’t mean waiting and you continually work hard on your dreams. Just because something isn’t happening for you right now in this very moment that you want to, doesn’t mean that it will never happen.

10. You don’t wait for tomorrow

How to Release Negativity and Restore Your SpiritYou know that the next moment in your life is not more important than this moment now and so you do today what you dream of later and you live today like it was your last.

11. Challenges excite you
We all have to admit that life without challenge would be pretty dull and so you embrace these times as an opportunity to strengthen your abilities.

12. You give love

We’ve all been through hard times, had our hearts broken, dreams fall apart and watched as everything we had built fall crumbling to the ground and still, we are capable of unconditional love. That, is a miracle in itself.

Among st all of the trials and tribulations of life we are still able to give, accept and love with all of our hearts. This capacity of love that we all have is what will bring us into the new era, the golden age of light.

13. You embrace your fears

You understand that fear is a product of a thought-form and treat it as such. Constantly seeking to reorganize your mind in the knowing that the only thing to fear, is fear itself.

14. You stand up for what you believe in

unfulfilledYou are in tune with yourself and trust your heart. When something doesn’t resonate with you, you have the courage to voice it.

15. You speak your mind

You trust yourself and are confident in knowing that your thoughts are just as valid as anyone else.

16. You follow your heart

You know that your heart is your greatest teacher and are wise enough to respect its wishes no matter how far, how wild and how far off the beaten trail it will lead you.

17. You never give up

As the sun rises and falls each day you too hold the strength and courage to rise each time you fall.

18. You have the strength to surrender

Are You Afraid of EnlightenmentSounds like a contradiction to 17 right? But..

There will come a day when you have exhausted your heart, risen and fallen many of times and finally when you surrender to yourself, you will know that it was heart that led you to your surrender. Upon this surrender you will find new strength and peace in knowing that you are eternity and that you are the creator and the created.

Life is a wonderful journey. We are always learning, evolving and growing with each other– until the end we will stand strong and surrender only to ourselves and in that moment we find peace.

by LJ Vanier

Originally published here at isoulscience.com by LJ Vanier November 2 2015