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Fads, Buzz Words, and Spirituality The Archangels Enlighten us on Enlightenment

Written by author and channel, Jodie Helm. (Ignore the “by Pete” line above. All I do is post Jodie’s articles to save her the trouble. – Pete)

Happy Friday, everyone! If you’re reading this, you are probably interested in spiritual topics, as I am. My interest and my questions have led me down many paths. Some of them I stayed on, and others I veered away from, because they didn’t resonate.

Some people get hung up on one person’s example or a particular way of doing things that may or may not work for them. I hear from many people who want a step by step plan to connect with their Guides and Angels or just to find peace of mind, but such a thing does not exist, because different things work for different people. The main thing to keep in mind is, there is no right or wrong way to grow spiritually except as it applies to the individual, and there is no way to fail.

The key is to get to know yourself, without judgment, and work on getting to a place of joy. Only then can you grow and experience what some call awakening, enlightenment, or the spiritual path. I just call it finding peace of mind and making sense of things. While it’s true we all have psychic gifts that we can develop and use, it begins with accepting ourselves and embracing change. You can’t pursue the other stuff until you work on yourself and accept that you are unique and powerful in your own right.

I’ve heard people talk about twin flames, life purpose, dark nights of the soul, shadow work, and the list goes on and on, but those are just words that have different meanings to different people. I call them “buzz words.” While they are important to some people, they do not apply to everyone. I’ve read many books, taken classes, and researched many spiritual topics. Some resonated with me, while others did not. What everyone should keep in mind is, a spiritual journey is both unique and different for everyone. There’s no wrong or right way to proceed.

I asked the Archangels to expand on these preconceptions people have based on what others have said. Their response follows.

Question: I’d like to write a somewhat cautionary article about awakening and spiritual “buzz words.” What can you say about this?


There is no right or wrong way to awaken. Neither is there one way to be spiritual. There is no manual or step by step process, no list of do’s and don’ts that apply to everyone. Just as there is no one religion that is right for everyone, there are many paths to awakening.

We have stated before that humans complicate matters with labels, vocabulary, and definitions. You have many words for the same thing, and you have many definitions for the same words and labels. This leads to much confusion.

Everyone is so different. Different goals, different needs, different backgrounds, different timelines, different purposes, and different life plans. Many people, when they awaken or seek to awaken, get so caught up in the excitement, joy, and novelty of spirituality and all they attach to it, that they miss huge parts of the journey.

Some people lean heavily upon what other people say and do, and they try to mold themselves accordingly. There is nothing wrong with admiring others, but keep in mind that you are not them, you are you, and you are enough, just as important and valuable as anyone else. By all means, pursue information that resonates with you, but know that different things work for different people, and some things you read or hear about will not apply to you.

For example, it is not necessary to seek or identify your “twin flame.” First of all, the term means different things to different people. Secondly, not everyone has a “twin flame” they are supposed to find in every lifetime. There will be significant people who will impact your life in many ways, good and bad. Those who have the greatest impact are likely part of your life plan and serve a particular purpose tied to learning goals.

Some labels for people such as these include twin flame, soulmate, soul family, soul contractors, planning pod member; we could add many more. The only thing you can count on is, your soul has a life plan in place that may or may not be realized in full, because free will overrules the life plan. If goals and objectives are not met, there is no penalty. Your soul will just pursue them in another lifetime.

There are guidelines and contingency plans in place, and everyone has a role to play within the life plan, but just as no two people are alike, neither are two life plans alike. In addition to the life plan, everyone has Guides and Angels, and everyone has a purpose. It is fine to keep these things in mind, but also consider that all of these things vary from person to person.

There is no reason to seek out your “twin flame” or your purpose. Let your life play out, learn from it, experience it fully, and trust that there is a purpose for everything. Some lessons and purposes are obvious, and others you will not recognize or understand in this lifetime.

You may serve your purpose without knowing it, or you may be aware of it your entire life and design your life around it. There is no right or wrong way to live that applies to everyone. Things will fall into place as they were planned or not, but either way, there will be lessons to learn and opportunities for growth.

Remember, truth is relative to people and circumstances. What is true for one may not apply to another, and that is how it should be. You have been pushed to believe that everything has a procedure, that everything is either right or wrong, that there must be a hierarchy in everything, and that people who do not follow these unwritten rules are not acceptable and should be ignored. There is very little room for individuality, and there is great pressure to conform. All of these concepts are being questioned now, and eventually, they will be challenged and dismissed. The people involved in changing things systematically are the people who have begun to awaken and seek a better way of doing things.

Awakening is not a procedure, it is not right or wrong, and it does not include a checklist of things to do and experience. Awakening does not revolve around twin flames, dark nights of the soul, shadow work, or any other “buzz words” out there. It is an individual journey each person should shape to suit their needs and expand their minds. It looks and feels differently for everyone.

Awakening is not a fad that will eventually fade away. It is a new way of living and seeing things. You may find different viewpoints and ideas to be helpful, but just because they worked for others, does not mean that you should follow their examples or that you are doing something right or wrong. Try different things and find what resonates, what brings you joy and peace. You are the creator of your life and your spiritual journey.

The way to go about this is to spend time with yourself and embrace yourself, whoever you are. You are unique, powerful, valuable, and worthy. Do not pattern yourself based on others and what they tell you to do and expect. Forge your own path. There are energies in place to help you do this, and we stand by to assist if you ask us.

Awakening is a higher state of being appropriate for the new, higher dimension in which you now reside. There is nothing wrong with looking for motivation, inspiration, and information, but do not try to make yourself like others. Instead, make yourself into the person you are meant to be. Welcome love, joy, peace, and hope into your life as you make room for them by discarding fear, anger, isolation, and societal expectations.

We send you all Love and Light.

Final Thoughts

Awakening is a process, and a spiritual journey is never really over. It’s not something you ever finish in your lifetime, but you make progress when you get to know yourself and find your way to love, joy, and peace. It’s when you exchange finality for possibility and opportunity. It’s replacing fear with hope. It’s being kind to yourself and others.

Maybe some of those buzz words describe or attract you, and that’s okay, as long as you remember that you do not have to do anything in any certain way. Find your own way, and be open to change. It’s not easy or quick, it’s ongoing. We are all works in progress.

Blessings all, and I hope you have a peace-filled weekend and take some time for yourself to gauge where you are and where you want to be, what is working and not working for you. Wherever that is, the goal should include those four, ever important things, love, joy, hope, and peace.

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