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SOUL TRANSITION – A SPIRITUAL TURNING POINT?

 

Last month I wrote about the Soul Evolution phase I term “Soul Gateway” and this month I’d like to look at the “Soul Transition” phase which often follows directly on.

 

The “Soul Transition” phase can represent a significant and life-changing stage on your spiritual path; one which can positively and profoundly enhance your life. It usually occurs shortly after [or occasionally whilst] a big shift in consciousness has taken place, often resulting in us becoming more intuitive and receptive to subtle energies. Our subtle senses are heightened and we may simply “know” what is happening or going to happen around us.

 

Just prior to entering [or occasionally during] the Soul Transition phase, we are also sometimes offered an infusion of higher spiritual frequencies. Some might refer to this as a “transmission” of spiritual wisdom. To be able to receive this infusion of light, we need to undergo a process of integration and consolidation. We may also need to let go of old redundant patterns that no longer serve us. Old attachments and bonds have to be loosened and ultimately released. It is as if we have to make space for the new frequencies to come into our being. It is as if during Soul Transition we become aware that this “transmission” process has occurred.

 

NB: A willingness to release old patterns and make space for this infusion of light is critical if we are to permanently anchor the new frequencies of light within our being.

 

As the spiritual part of our nature grows, so the rest of our being [mental, emotional and physical aspects] has to catch up. It is essential to consolidate and integrate this state of heightened awareness. Therefore it is extremely important during this Soul Transition phase to allow sufficient time and space for this integration and consolidation process to unfold.

 

Try to practice patience. Make allowances for the fact that you are in a “transition process”. This phase can at times feel quite disorientating, almost as if we are in two places at once.

 

At an outer level it might feel as if nothing at all is happening and yet on an inner level a period of intense change is taking place.

 

If you are very sensitive, you might have a sense of shifting from one state of consciousness to another. You may even feel as if you are in limbo or parts of your life seem to be on hold. Or you could feel as if parts of your life are dissolving and it becomes impossible to hold on to them. A great deal of change could be taking place, both in your daily life and at a soul level.   Plans may seem to get blocked or suddenly change.

 

You may sense that you are on the brink of taking a major step forward but at the same time you are being held back. Rather than feeling impatient or frustrated at having to wait; take some time to relax, meditate and step back from the hurly burly of life. This could be the ideal time for a short holiday or to go on a retreat. I recommend you make the most of this quieter time; the next step on your spiritual path is likely to be more active and potentially demanding.

 

Soul Transition is a process that you simply cannot force; nor rush. It is a gradual unfolding and blending of energies. Wherever you can, slow down. Acceptance and patience will help at this time. Pay extra attention to keeping your energies grounded.

 

It is also an ideal time for reviewing the past and clearing the residues of old energies that no longer serve you. Consider working with forgiveness – especially letting go of old hurts in the past. Clear your space as much as possible to make way for the new frequencies being offered to you. You may also like to look at letting go of old attachments and releasing old redundant thoughtforms and beliefs.

 

Be aware that during this phase you might be unusually indecisive, despite [or because of?] being so intuitive. Also you could be sending out mixed signals to people, which will add to any confusion or difficulties. It is likely that many current issues will simply resolve themselves or dissolve. So keep plans flexible. And for the time being it may be better to put off making major decisions or life-long commitments.

 

The exception to this is making a spiritual commitment!

 

If you are undergoing a Soul Transition it is likely that the Universe is playing a large part in your destiny at the moment, so it is easier to go with the flow rather than trying to control events! Remember this phase is a very positive stage in your soul development. The more you consolidate and integrate these new energies now, then the better prepared you will be for the next exciting stage of your soul journey.

 

Wishing you many blessings of light as you navigate your Sacred Journey.

 

With love,

 

Stephanie xxx

 

 {NB: If you would like to study the Soul Evolution phases in more depth you might be interest in the online training course I run entitled “Sacred Journey of the Soul” – course dates are given on this website.}

 

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SOUL GATEWAY – The third stage of the Soul Evolution Cycle

Having passed through a phase of soul awakening and having learned to cope with the soul sensitivity brought about by an increase in awareness and spiritual abilities, we are usually faced with an important cosmic choice.

It can feel like we are at a major turning point or crossroads. Some will sense that this is a critical point in their soul journey; it might even be described as a type of “soul breakthrough”, which is why I use the term “cosmic choice”. Each soul has to make its own decision as to whether or not to take the next step on their soul path. The will of the higher cannot override the will of the lower.

The choice we face at this point in the evolution of the soul is whether or not we are willing to commit to taking the next step in our soul journey. Are we willing to integrate our newly developed spiritual skills and gifts into daily life for the benefit of others?

Challenges that occur during this phase are often linked to a deepening soul awareness. It can seem we are being cosmically tested to ensure we can walk the sacred path responsibly, with wisdom and compassion – and it is worth bearing this in mind when feeling challenged or under pressure!

For the experienced spiritual practitioner, this phase often accompanies an opportunity to deepen one’s commitment to integrating the spiritual and physical worlds. It is a reminder that spiritual service always needs to be of earthly use. For some, this may be the time when you find yourself having to be more open about your spiritual values – and possibly even “go public”!

As said, above, during the Soul Gateway phase, it is very possible that life challenges will arise. These are presented as opportunities to practice consciously choosing a loving and appropriate response. Although at times this may not be easy! Aim to find outcomes where everybody benefits. Always let your actions be helpful to others or, at the very least, harmless. Find ways to respond positively and lovingly.

During this phase, when making important decisions, use your intuitive skills and spiritual awareness but also try to gather as many facts as possible. Aim to make informed and carefully considered choices. Make sure you have plenty of time to reflect and avoid hasty and thoughtless decisions. Make sure to schedule in some meditation time each morning.

Once the soul awakening process has taken place within us, the change is permanent [at a deep soul level] – but we always have a choice as to whether we move forward on the sacred path or simply stay where we are. And if we choose not to move forward, despite our heightened soul awareness, we will invariably start to fall back into old patterns. The Soul Gateway phase presents a wonderful opportunity for spiritual growth but it is essential to guard against lethargy and apathy.

If you feel you are passing through a Soul Gateway phase, then now is the time to decide what you will do with your new levels of spiritual awareness. Are you willing to commit to living a more spiritual life and to integrating your new heightened awareness into every aspect of your daily life? Are you ready to walk through the Soul Gateway and from this point on place more emphasis on the spiritual part of your being?

Wishing you light and blessings wherever you are on your Sacred Journey of the Soul.

Stephanie

[The Soul Gateway phase is the 3rd in a series of six stages within the Soul Evolution cycle, which we explore in depth during a six week online training course entitled: The Sacred Journey of the Soul – to find out more about this course, please see ”courses” on the website]

© Stephanie Harrison

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Are you passing through a phase of Soul Sensitivity?

“Soul Sensitivity” is how I describe the second of the six stages of Soul Evolution. Soon after passing through the first stage of “Soul Awakening” [a phase of powerful and significant spiritual change as we awaken to a new level of consciousness] we enter a phase in our soul evolution where we feel very sensitive. I call this Soul Sensitivity but it could also be called “Light Emerging”.

It is a pivotal stage of our soul evolution; and often we feel extremely sensitive and vulnerable as we pass through this phase. Some people find it quite a challenging time but there are ways to help you cope more easily, especially if you are aware of what is happening.

It is very possible to over-react at this time. And problems and challenges, however small or insignificant, are likely to seem greatly magnified. You may feel very vulnerable, overwhelmed and emotionally raw. You could feel fragile and fragmented. You also might be unusually short tempered and intolerant with a tendency to take things too personally and too seriously! So strategies such as humour, compassion and acceptance can all help.

Even the slightest difficulty is perceived as a huge and insurmountable issue. It is advisable to avoid making snap decisions when in this phase, especially in connection with anything important or long term. Try to wait until you feel able to give a rational and thoughtful response rather than an emotional reaction. Take a step back and try to gain a sense of proportion. Give yourself a chance to re-group your energies.

Soul sensitivity is not all bad news, but it is a phase where you need to consciously and carefully “manage” your subtle energy system.

We can respond differently each time we pass through this phase and it is useful to learn to recognise what is happening and how to handle it. Here are some of my favourite analogies to describe “Soul Sensitivity”.

Imagine that magical moment when the newly transformed butterfly emerges from chrysalis. It is utterly exquisite but initially also very fragile and vulnerable. It needs time to get to know its new form and this new physical form has to adjust to the physical world. You could view your newly emerging light body, or soul energy, in a similar way. It is also worth noting that a newly metamorphosed butterfly needs to go through the strenuous and challenging process of breaking out of its chrysalis. And it needs to emerge in its own time. Giving it a supposedly ‘helpful tug’ to set it free and ‘help’ it on its way, will in fact most likely damage it! So please bear this in mind if you are ever tempted to accelerate your own [or someone else’s] soul sensitivity / emerging process!

During this phase, we may feel like a precious plant which has newly germinated and broken through its tough seed shell coating. As the tiny rootlets and shoots emerge through the seed shell they are extremely fragile and need just the right balance of nourishment and support. So you might find you need to be handled very gently and carefully at this stage – just like a new seedling!

Sometimes, it is a lot less dramatic. It is more like leaving a darkened room and stepping out into very bright sunlight. We simply need a period of adjustment and acclimatisation [or to put on the spiritual equivalent of sunglasses].

We all react differently to this phase – we can become ultra-sensitive and as a result a bit tetchy and grumpy!! Or very emotional with a tendency to over-react. We might just feel super sensitive, as if a layer of skin has been sloughed off and so we feel very vulnerable. Also we may feel fragmented and find it hard to concentrate.

Although Soul sensitivity can create certain challenges, until you can acclimatise to your new more light-filled state of being; it is a phase which can be managed quite simply and effectively.

I recommend you make an extra effort to ensure you are well grounded. Spend time doing physical mundane activities, ideally outdoors. Gardening, walking, sporting activities are all good. Also household chores such as washing up and cleaning the floors can help! In addition to exercise, make sure you eat well and get lots of rest.

Also be discerning about where you spend your time and who with. Allow extra time to do things; reduce stress and pressure as much as possible. Try to create a calm and peaceful atmosphere around you.

When passing through a Soul Sensitivity phase you may feel impressed to cleanse your home or meditation space – we can be super sensitive to dust, dirt and any heavier moving frequencies. This is the ideal time to start a healthier regime [perhaps reduce the amount of sugar, caffeine, alcohol you intake] treat your body gently and kindly.

Also, do something nice for yourself [perhaps book a massage or other treat] or at least allow extra time to read a book, soak in the bath or go to the cinema. This is a time where your self-care has to take top priority.

When we are newly infused with high doses of spiritual energy we need to find ways to strengthen the physical vessel [our bodies] to contain that energy and ultimately integrate it. Our spiritual task is to allow spirit to come into matter, to allow light to come to earth. So if we are to serve as light keepers on the planet, we need to learn to hold light whilst in earthly form and thereby be of earthy use in service to the Light.


NB: One of the courses I run: “Sacred Journey of the Soul” includes an in depth exploration of the Six Stages of Soul Evolution from Soul Awakening to Soul Radiance. Soul Sensitivity is the second stage of Soul Evolution.

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