Note: when uncomfortable things are coming up, it is NOT a sign that you are broken or are failing at healing. It is a sign that your intention IS moving you toward (and through) healing. Approach all new discoveries and challenges with loving self-acceptance, and know that you’re doing a fantastic job.
Dude, I’ve so felt this. And others have noticed it on me too. It’s absolutely observable.
This has been a most extraordinary day.
― Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 7: 1966-1974 (via zingara84)
* a quote Past-Life Friend shared with me. I’m glad it’s catching on. ;)
Why should we all use our creative power and write or paint or play music, or whatever it tells us to do?
Because there is nothing that makes people so generous, joyful, lively, bold, and compassionate, so indifferent to fighting and the accumulation of objects and money. Because the best way to know the Truth or Beauty is to try to express it. And what is the purpose of existence Here or Yonder but to discover truth and beauty and express it, i.e., share it with others?"
Since about a year ago, when I close my eyes and just allow a plant name to come to me spontaneously, I frequently get “hyssop” as the answer. I’ve known nothing about this, but I picked some up today. I looked it up thereafter. Pretty interesting properties: it’s used for “purification,” in the sense of helping to relieve users of guilt and the vague, gnawing fear that they’ve done something “wrong” and need to be forgiven. Sounds intriguing, especially because, when I slip into states of panic, I’m always worried that I’ve done something vaguely and indefinably wrong (hell if I know what it is) and am about to be smited with some form of retribution. I also started crying during my Reiki 2 attunement three years ago right after clairaudiently hearing the words “Let the guilt go.” Hyssop apparently helps impart a sense of absolution/release from the illusion of guilt.
I also saw it in a book on practical healing with essential oils, and it’s listed as a hair loss cure too. Which is helpful, since I’ve been losing hair for about ten years.
Here’s to working with hyssop!
Anybody else know anything about spiritual properties of hyssop?
Well, to be honest, I’m sorry but I’m not sure I understand what you mean by “what happens?” I don’t necessarily think there’s anything formulaic that happens. But the way you’ve worded your question makes it sound like this is something you experience intensely and which makes you uncomfortable.
If you feel your twin’s energetic presence, you ALWAYS have the right to tell them that their presence is not welcome at the moment. I believe that everyone’s absolute highest self has the highest intentions, but there are some who may disagree with me and who might attribute ill intent or selfish intent to higher selves. I won’t try to convince you one way or the other of what’s going on.
Remember that anytime we’re pointing a finger and saying, HE/SHE is not ready; I’m just so much further along than my twin — the ego within is having a bit of a gloating moment. It’s not “wrong” to recognize your twin’s particular brand of challenges, to have an idea of what kind of lessons your twin is working on (even people who are NOT energetically sensitive generally have a pretty good idea of other people’s areas for needed growth, so all the more likely that you’re tuning into things accurately when you’re sensitive and the person is that spiritually connected to you). However, remember always to avoid judgement; just respond to your perception of your twin’s needs with compassion, and feel free to say supportive prayers for your twin’s healing and progress along his/her path. But consider saying your prayers in the first-person plural; that is, pray in the sense of “us,” that “we” may overcome “our” lessons and heal what “we” need to heal. (There’s always SOME help and SOME healing you could benefit from, right?) That helps to remind yourself that you’re on complementary paths and working through blockages together. And when you remember that you’re working through challenges alongside one another (even if apart), that also erases some bitterness.
Anyway, what’s really important here is, if you know that your twin has things to work through and can sense that now is not the time for a reconnection, and you suspect that interacting with your twin would involve a lot of emotional work, drain you, and ultimately that his/her self-work is not your responsibility (and you’re right that it’s NEVER your responsibility), then just honor that feeling.
Something to ask yourself:
Some things you can do:
Hope this helps, Anon, and that you and your twin are doing well.
Peace and love!
Okay, sorry that this won’t be the most articulate response, but I wanted to reply to this now, even though my thoughts are scattered lately (upcoming trip has me all over the place). Hope it’s still easy to follow and answers your question, but feel free to write back if not! :)
I’m of the mind that the reality is spirit, and the sovereign force is love. That when you set an intention with love, surrendering the ultimate outcome to the highest good, love follows that intention as far as and in the direction that the highest good would have it go. True love will not override anyone’s heart’s barriers. So I don’t think you can “overwhelm” a person or frighten or harm them with love energy either.
I’m not sure where I got this idea from, but I’ve been “trying” to communicate with loved ones from a distance since I was a kid. I say “trying,” because I essentially just leave the success of the contact up to the Divine. I used to (and still often do) entreat guardian angels to assist, so perhaps I got the idea in a book on angels. Or maybe from reading about the aura. I can’t remember.
Anyway, I think that, as our soul energy is always aware and experiences far fewer limitations than our human selves do, it is easily also able to contact its associates in Spirit — your soulmates, if you will, or teachers, guides, angels, etc. Remember, there is more to you than what animates the body. Basically, you are All That Is. So the idea, then, that your soul can do things that your human self cannot is very easy to grasp. :)
If you attempt contact from a surrendered state, you allow for the possibility that the other person might not be aware of the contact ever, or at the time you are intending that — and you surrender respectfully to the fact that they will only “hear” from you, psychically or synchronistically, when it is for the very best.
In my experience, soul contact from a distance often manifests as a synchronicity. Sometimes contact has been consciously attempted, and yet, other times, the person has NOT tried to contact you, nor you them. But the “signs” that your souls are trying to communicate (or have succeeded in doing so) are the same: you or they see a doppelganger; when you speak with one another later, you find that you got the same mental image or the idea of the same metaphor (to illuminate a spiritual epiphany) at the same time; a significant song comes on and they reach out to you thereafter; evidence of your social connectedness arises (e.g., a new mutual friend is made by one or the other on Facebook, or in real life); etc.
In one memorable experience of mine, I did NOT attempt contact with someone on that occasion, but I was in the middle of a healing session, and his soul tended to visit when I was engaged in healing work or treatments. He arrived on that occasion as a memory, at first; my mind drifted to a memory, but then suddenly, while I was lost in the memory, he looked into my eyes, smiled, and said something he’d never said in real life: ”I gave you a map.”
The message filled me with a feeling of love and gratitude. It was symbolic, his soul telling mine that it was guiding me, even though I thought I was alone. I felt his presence with me for some time after his spirit said he’d given me a map. Then I thought, “Well, that was sweet, but let’s not read into it.”
But later that same day, someone enthusiastically encouraged me to go to an exhibition — of maps. Then handed me a brochure — and the front of the brochure was the image of a map.
I’m almost CERTAIN this (living) person did not try to contact me in that moment. I’m also almost certain that his human self never intended to be a guide for me or an ally in my healing work.
And yet, that happened.
So I chalk that up to the soul. Yes, you could call it the higher self or the soul, the part of you that does this.
And remember that Earth, while very real, is also helpful to conceptualize as a lucid dream, or a VR playground/classroom. So if your soul intends something your heart or mind fixes on a particular person, feeling, concept, and so on, the soul energy that you are has absolutely NO PROBLEM creating an “echo” of that intention, some manifestation or other, in your human experience. This is also so easy on the level of the spirit because we are all one. So we are all, always, connected.
The world is always just as small as it needs to be. ;)
This IS a tough one, and I’m not sure why. I also recognize that it should be so simple. I’m sure you’ve heard that meditation could help, but here are some other ideas:
Hope this helps, Anon. Sending you peace and much, much love!