November 2000 Message from Ken: Many Thoughts
Influence of the Dead - Soul Keepers
Sometimes, after a client has picked up the essence of someone who has died in an accident, or after a long illness, the client may begin to manifest the symptoms of the deceased within his or her own body. We have seen case after case of this occurring. A surprising number of us are Soul Keepers. A Soul Keeper is one who consciously, or unconsciously, gathers up lost souls and keeps them safe until they can be released back to Source. For instance, if you could psychically see a lost baby or child who was unable to find the Light, would you gather or hold them to keep them safe? Most people answer, "Yes!" We are living in a time when all things are coming back into balance, and part of the balance within our dimension would be to assist or help free any trapped souls that are still here. It would be an impossible job for just one person, so many of us have agreed to do our part. People from all different areas of the country -- when in discussion with their Higher Self during a session with me -- discover they have been helping to gather lost souls. Sometimes they may have just a few souls with them, or a dozen, but some of the clients that come to me have found hundreds, or thousands, of lost souls and spirits. I show these clients a more balanced and harmonious way to keep fulfilling the Soul keeper part of their mission, without causing any energy drain to their physical, mental, or emotional self.
Aiding lost souls or spirits, while more common then perceived, most often happens with our own family and/or friends. In addition, about ten to fifteen percent of my clients, while in a heightened state of awareness, report they have psychically aided strangers. Since most of us have been raised to help and be compassionate, this is not as surprising as it might first seem.
Some of my clients who pick up the spirits of babies or very small children report some of the sensations of feeling pregnant -- feeling tired, feeling added pressure or weight, or feeling drained of energy. Effects include mental, emotional and physical sensations and almost always involve the client putting on some actual physical weight, as psychic compensation for the energetic pressure caused by the lost souls. Psychically, our body always knows when there is something in its space that does not belong there. As reported by a majority of our clients, our bodies will compensate, either by putting on extra physical weight, or by diverting some of its own energy to keep its balance internally.
Sometimes clients come to me who have moved into a new home or area where souls or spirits may have previously gathered and now need to be released. The client will not take the spirits into themselves personally, yet the souls or spirits seem to hang about. Any dwelling or place can be "dehaunted" in a matter of moments, safely, quickly and effectively. Most of the time, specific reasons for apparent attachment are discovered in each individual session and will differ greatly from person to person.
Indications of Recently Formed Spirit Attachment
By themselves these indications do not necessarily mean a person is under the influence of a spirit; however, when they appear in a pattern/combination, spirit attachment is a possibility. Indications may range from only a minor illness, abrupt change in attitude, or a complete change of personality. Common sense and careful observation are important. A person may be under the influence of a spirit if they have experienced:
Degrees of Spirit Attachment
In future newsletters, I will explore the topic of spirit attachment in greater depth. There is also more information on attachment in my book, The Heart of Soul Healing.
Use of Clear Light
One method of protection most commonly taught is to use white light. The thought behind this teaching is that white light both enhances and protects us in what we do and where we go. Many of us have been taught to meditate with white light, heal with white light, and surround ourselves and our loved ones, again, with white light.
I started to notice a seemly disruptive effect from exclusively using white light many years ago when I was setting up my own business. One of the most interesting things I began to pay attention to was the apparent emotional and mental patterns of "very metaphysical" people. Originally, I thought I would prefer to enter into business agreements and patronize vendors owned and run by spiritual or metaphysical types of people. I felt that because of all their own inner work and understanding, metaphysical individuals might be a little more honest, and more successful than other types of people. However, as I started to carefully observe how many of the metaphysical people around me acted, I noticed a large number of them experienced yo-yo types of emotional and mental swings. These swings happened over and over again in their lives. As I looked to discover why these experiences might be occurring, one major reason keep coming up.
The majority of the metaphysical people I observed at that time were exclusively using white light for their practices, meditations and fields of protection. The exclusive use of white light caused an interesting and completely natural phenomena to occur. Keep in mind, one of the basic constructs of our third dimensional world is that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Action and reaction principles are the basic theory behind polarities, viewed in a slightly different way. By only using white light to work with, what logically would come in, right on the heels of calling in white light? By the law of action and reaction, the opposite or polarized forces would come in also.
Constantly using one side of any polarity causes the user to be pulled back and forth, from one polarity to another, positive to negative, over and over again. Each time we realign ourselves in the polarity of white light, a shift back to its polarized opposite occurs to some degree. The effect would be like going from our most positive actions directly into our worst fears. For this reason, I have chosen to do all my work, and all my release work, in the Clear Light of the Source. The sacred space of Clear Light is one of the most powerful and balanced places we can be, and it does not invoke or trigger polarity issues.
The Benefit of Using Clear Light
The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying has a great deal to say about the idea of Clear Light, or as they refer to it "the Dawning of the Ground Luminosity." Tibetans state that Clear Light appears where consciousness itself dissolves into the all-encompassing space of truth.
Padmasambhava, a revered Tibetan, describes the luminosity:
Buddhist masters describe the state of luminosity or Clear Light in various ways. Some say "it expresses the radiant clarity of the nature of mind, its total freedom from darkness: free from the darkness of unknowing and endowed with clarity and knowing." Further descriptions described the luminosity or Clear Light as "a state of minimum distraction, because all the elements, the senses and sense objects are dissolved." The luminosity which arises at death is the natural radiance of the wisdom of our own being, and our true nature is revealed. Ground Luminosity presents itself naturally and many people are unprepared for its short immensity and the range of its vast and subtle layers of depth which lie within its simplicity. Clear Light is the subtlest level of consciousness in the third dimension.
According to the current Dali Lama, "What provides the continuity between lives is not an entity, but the ultimately subtlest level of consciousness. According to the Buddhist explanation, the ultimate creative principle is consciousness. There are different levels of consciousness. What we call innermost subtle consciousness is always there. The continuity of that consciousness is almost like something permanent, like the space-particles. In the field of matter we find space-particles; in the field of consciousness we find Clear Light. The Clear Light with its special energy makes the connection with consciousness."
Keeping Yourself Clear While You Eat
One of the things I find with many of my clients is that their kidneys, intestines and liver are all vibrating in harmonic resonance based on the way they think and feel while they eat. Whatever you are thinking about, feeling, listening to, looking at, or engaged in -- while you are simultaneously taking food into your body -- you have energetically encoded into your food, to be absorbed by all levels of your body and being.
Because we are all so busy and may have little time to ourselves, especially at work, what happens? How many of you eat on the run, using your meal time to think about your worries and troubles? By holding those kinds of thoughts as you are simultaneously wolfing down your food, what are you doing? You are taking the energy of your thoughts -- whether they are worry, anger, fear, disappointment, sadness or doubt, -- and you are sending those vibrations and energetics to every cell in your body, along with the food you are eating. In addition, the organs where your food spends the most time is, of course, the most effected. So how many thousands, or hundreds of thousands of those kinds of thoughts have you sent into your body?
It is important to do your best to keep your thoughts clear while you eat. If there is any conflict around you -- including what you are reading, watching on TV, or how you are interacting with someone else -- the vibration of conflict will be actually absorbed into your body, right along with the food. If you canšt think "happy thoughts" while you eat, at least eat in peace and quiet.
Being in the Moment
Once we are centered in the place of unconditional love, the other important element to add is getting ourselves to a place between the past and the future. What exists between the past and the future? It is the now or the moment. Most of us are not in the moment.
Most of us are playing a program of "I wish I had done something different in the past; I wish I had said that; I wish I had not done that" and so forth. Either that, or we are in the future with thoughts such as "As soon as I get this done or as soon as I have this, Išll be happy." What happens is we miss living fully in the moment.
Being in the moment is of utmost importance because the moment is the access point for the finest reflection of Source we can be. The key to the entire process of learning and being is to stay in the moment. If anything gets into your space and triggers a reaction, do your best to look in your linear past to understand where it all started and what you are learning from it. This is the only way to be truly aware of exactly what you are creating and why you are creating it. Anytime you find yourself out of the moment, examine where you went, (past or future) and what issue sent you there.
If you are in a place of loving yourself, present in the moment with compassion, a wonderful and powerful thing happens. Your entire beingness radiates out through your compassion and this is what I believe we are here to do. Now is our only place of true power, for it is the only place where we are able to use our choices to create changes, within and without.
Facing Your Worst Fears
It is easy to underestimate the importance of examining our fears. One of our greatest achievements may be to turn our greatest fears into our greatest strengths. Our inner mind is well aware of this and if approached in the right way, it does all it can to assist us in gaining clarity and understanding. The very process of achieving clarity and understanding turns all of us into unlimited beings.
Any fear we have and do not explore or understand takes our energy and drains our life force. Ironically enough, our greatest fears are usually what we have come here to teach. If we look back on our lives, we are usually sent, or find ourselves, precisely where we fear the most, for it is there we become stronger. We can only be as strong as our biggest weakness, our fear.
By doing what we fear the most, we accelerate our growth. For example, our fear of death may be a fear of life or living. Our fear of abandonment or separation is sometimes a fear of being able to trust ourselves to let of go what is known and comfortable. Examples could go on and on, yet the important point is that when we discover what lies behind our fears, our truth and understanding sets us free. If we face our worst fear, then we can do anything! Strange as it might seem, perhaps doubt and disbelief are only tools we use to understand ourselves better.
By being open to facing our greatest fears and our own personal doubts and questions, we gain the greatest amount of personal understanding and this journey is what we can teach and share with others. This is a path all of us can take. All we have to do is to examine the very things we fear the most. By addressing, understanding and converting the energy we put into keeping our worst fears at bay, we change our life. Truthfully, if we had to, most of us could write volumes on whatever focus we have given hours and hours of our life to understanding, such as guilt, shame or loneliness. All of us would be a master at anything we have given so much of our time and focus to.
Moving Your Point of Focus to Your Pineal Center
As part of my teaching I have developed a technique known as the Living Light Breath. In the breath, I move my point of focus up to center in my pineal. I have found by being in my pineal I no longer energetically loop with those around me and I feel every experience in a full-bodied way. Imagine what your life would be like if everything you did was for the very first time? (This technique is described in detail in Chapter Thirty of The Heart of Soul Healing and on my web site under the topic, Living Light Breath.
I hope you have enjoyed my newsletter this month. Happy Thanksgiving to my United States friends!.
May we all be grateful for the gift of family and friends. And may our warmth touch the souls of our brothers and sisters in the Middle East