“I am he, and he is me, and we are all together”.
Is this what the great masters and teachers such as Jesus, Buddha, and Muhammad have been implying for centuries? If so, I was beginning to understand it. The spirits fondly expressed to me that when we have real attachments to things, such as to a particular writer, poet, artist, or sculptor, and are drawn to his or her work, it is probably because we were actually the creator of that piece of work. If we read something from history that profoundly teaches us, we may have been part of the actual event. Even if we are extremely attached or moved to help someone, perhaps to support a child in a Third World country, then we are probably that child in a different lifetime expression. Do unto others as you would do unto yourself; the other might actually be you! Now there’s a thought.
I am still processing this information and probably will be for several years to come. It is amazing. The spirits have since taught me to journey to my other lifetimes and to remember the wisdom I gained from each lifetime expression. I have also learned to journey to souls I would like to learn more about. The possibilities available through journeying are unlimited. Journeys to other lifetimes can be extremely informative, but also lots of fun. I highly recommend them for anyone practicing their journey skills.
We need to understand that lifetimes are both experiences of the soul and an exchange of energy. We also need to remember that everything is energy. Lifetimes are energy, and thoughts, words, and actions are energy. Everything is energy and everything affects and is affected by everything else. Energy used in a directive way is power.
The universe is in a constant state of motion striving to keep energy in balance. Even if we are not consciously aware of our energy and how it affects the whole universe, the universe is aware of it. We are all very powerful beings.
The actions of every person on the planet affect the lives of us all; one never does anything that is isolated from others. We are all interconnected in a divine sphere relating, interrelating, and exchanging energy in a holographic and profound way. These interrelationships are extremely complex, coloring every experience we have.
I understand that this is a difficult concept because it is so vast, so I will describe it metaphorically: A butterfly hatches out of its cocoon 2,000 years ago. It sits in the sun in a far away country to dry its wings. It then begins to flap its wings, moving the air around its body. That movement of air alters the surrounding nature and the influences expand ever outward. That continuing effect of change creates our weather patterns today!
This metaphor is, in truth, an expression of the scientific principle of complexity. Quantum theory recognizes the complex association of interdependence as fundamental to reality. All of existence self-orders into a purposeful, yet unpredictable pattern. Science, however, “discovered” this reality long after it was known to mystics. In the study of spirituality, the manipulation of energy is fundamental. Directing energy in a powerful way through intention can be used for both good and evil. People can be harmed or healed through words that carry powerful intentions.
Jan Engels Smith – About the Author:
Jan Engels-Smith promotes self-healing, empowerment, better communities, a healthy world and conducts workshops in shamanism & journeying. Her book, Becoming Yourself is at http://www.LightSong.net . Jan’s a Licensed Counselor. She’s done over 2,000 soul retrievals. She is the founder of LightSong School of Shamanic Studies, a Chemical Dependency Specialist, and Marriage Therapist. She is a water-pourer for sweat lodge, a minister, a Reiki Master.
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