As you awaken, you’ll use symbolism to deepen your reality. People, places and things will take on multiple meanings, providing growth on multiple levels of consciousness.
In each of us exists a “bank” of symbols. It’s a complex database comprised of words and images, their conventional definitions, and associated feelings, memories and related emotions.
This bank of symbols lays latent in our subconscious, waiting to spring forth and serve you upon request. You’ll begin to access this bank gradually, as your vantage point progresses from one of powerlessness to that of your true nature–as an all-powerful creator.
These solidified associations facilitate conceptual thinking, which is where your mind is headed. The awakening process includes a period in which your world is defined through symbolism; because words aren’t descriptive enough on their own in the multi-dimensional experiences you’re having.
So what is in your bank of symbols? Here are a few of mine:
Empty picture frames
The letter K
There are the words, and then there are the meanings of the words…and there is also something else too. An alternate association in our minds tied to experiences, “good” and “bad,” that stuck with such force in our psyche as to register the occurrence concurrently on levels beyond the physical one…and it affects our lives without us identifying why.
These symbols are imprinted into our minds, and reinforced by active use. Once you’ve made the connection, they will continue showing up in your reality to reinforce your new method of conceptual thinking. The signals that come to you might be visual, audible, or emotional. You might see a chair that resembles Uncle Charles’ favorite, remember Uncle Charles, and smile. Or you might kind of freak out, and not know why.
If you find yourself triggered by the sight of an object, but you don’t know why, then you are activating a symbol. For instance, I have seen an empty baby stroller parked against a telephone pole, in three separate locations around Los Angeles. This might be something that you might drive past without noticing; but for me, it’s a symbol of the child I lost and how much power that learning experience afforded me. Once I recognized the symbol, I put it to use in addressing my beliefs about that portion of my life.
Your bank of symbols will contain references to experiences from this life, and other lives.
Since you’re living them all concurrently, all lives bleed into one another, and the symbols embody meaning in each existence in which you’ve activated them. They will be pertinent to you, but not necessarily to others. So if you feel the need to explain why you’ve seen shopping carts filled with busted up picture frames in two separate locations (I have), expect that the recipient of your story may glaze over when you try to relate it. Your symbol may not be in their bank at all.
Life lessons are presented on many levels of awareness. And whenever a symbol pops up for you, you’re free to use it to knock out old blocked energy on any of these levels.
Ask yourself some questions when encountering a symbol:
- How do I feel about this showing up?
- What does it remind me of?
- Have I seen it before, and if so, when? where?
- How does it make me feel?
For instance, a picture frame surrounds an image–of oneself, or of others. A bird sings songs to the world, like a musical messenger. Use all of your senses to feel out the intimate details of the symbol.
If it’s an object, and you feel you have permission to do so, take a photo of it. Keep it in your journal, for it might return again. Repetition is the way our Higher Self gets our attention in this information-heavy world.
Symbols help make sense of life. Using them will allow you to view your environment from a new perspective. You’ll also be eroding the doubt about the existence of a higher part of you, in collaboration. The more symbols you activate, the more robust your world will become, and the less alone you will feel. You will be tapping into your other selves, who are also using the same bank.
After all, you’ve got a bunch of other “you’s” out there living other lives. Some you can see, others you can’t just yet.
They are all on your side.