Answers by The Ancient Ones
This is an ever-growing archive of answers from The Ancient Ones, channeled by Stacey Stephens, given to questions submitted by our subscribers. You can subscribe here to ask a question and receive the new Q & A email each week.
It is not necessary to discover your past life karma with others in order to complete your account. If you endeavor to live your life in Love you will automatically balance your karmic account which is made up of past experiences where you had chosen fear, judgment or hatred.
We recommend to everyone that they first seek to know themselves before trying to know another. When you focus on your own expression of love and life, regardless of circumstances, you will have the opportunity to clean your slate with all.
Karma does not mean you owe someone else. Your karma is yours to work through and is not dependent on anyone else. You can clear your past karma in an instant of Divine Oneness where you recognize and become your Divine truth, your Soul Self.
Once you realize that you are here to love and uplift others you will create very little karma to correct. Remember, karma is formed when a choice is made to restrict, deny or destroy love/life. So, seek to stay in LOVE.
We are always honored to assist those who ask for our help. You could have a conversation with us through our chosen channel, Stacey. We could answer your questions and help you find your center. More importantly, you can work on your own to receive the answers from your Soul.
For many people, it is an overwhelming challenge to receive answers from their Soul. And yet, there is no greater reward than to dialog with the part of you that has all your answers. Don’t you agree?
We are delighted to help people connect with their Soul and uncover the purpose of their incarnation. Many get caught up in the hustle and bustle of daily living. We understand. Yet, setting aside time to commune with the spiritual aspect of yourself can alleviate many issues.
You may start with asking your Soul these three simple questions: What brings me the greatest joy? Who can I serve during my stay here on Earth? And, how can I accomplish all that I came here to do?
The answers are within you. Stay focused for as long as you feel comfortable. Allow the answers to bubble up into your conscious mind. Your Soul may answer with words, pictures, mini movies, etc. You may feel the answer without the need for words. There are numerous ways that your Soul can communicate with you. Begin by asking. And then, allow the answers to formulate.
Sometimes there are many facets to an answer. Keep an openness about you. You will know you have the correct answers by the relief you feel once you gain the correct understanding. Persist until you feel the relief. Even if you must revisit your question on a daily basis until it is sufficiently answered.
And, in the process of receiving your answers, you get to develop a relationship with the most important person in your life – YOU.
There is a formula that works well once you get the hang of it. We will endeavor to explain this in a way that is easily understood.
The ego-mind is usually accustomed to reacting to stimuli. Whereas, the Soul knows how to respond. To avoid ego reaction, it is useful to pause for as long as it takes to come deeper into your Soul’s expression. And, if you cannot get there easily, we suggest that you remain silent until you do. Even if this means delaying your communication for another day.
It is far greater to avoid giving a negative reaction or attacking someone with uncaring words. For, once you participate in the unkind action, wounding occurs in the relationship which can take a lifetime to heal.
Practice responding from your Soul’s knowing. Retrain your ego-mind to wait for your Soul’s kind and compassionate response. Taking the time necessary to reply in love will save you countless hours of recovery.
Thank you for your beautiful question. Many times, people shy away from others because of past emotional abuse that has worn them down. To help them recover from this we offer a simple recipe: LOVE them back to their well-being.
This can be challenging with some people due to their distrust in others. But, with enough time and persistence your love can soften their hardened shell. As they realize your true affection, they will be more apt to allow you into their inner world.
As with any creature who has been wounded, time, loving persistence, and true connection can bring them back into their trusting nature. Remember that a wound must be soothed and cared for before a person can feel secure enough to trust another.
Once you have gained their trust, it is vital that you remain true to your word. Continue to be honest with them. This does not mean you go against your own inner truth to appease them. Rather, to build a strong relationship with anyone you must be true to yourself as well.
As you build the trust between you both, you will come to see just how wonderful a loving, honest, and caring relationship can become. Whether your relationship is a deep friendship or a romantic partnership, LOVE is the magical ingredient.
Loving-kindness can soften almost any armor.
We are pleased to answer this question for you. There are numerous ways to discover what it is that your Soul and ego-mind, along with your body, would like to accomplish in this incarnation. And, when you combine these three aspects of yourself you will come to know your own individual purpose.
Your body will show you what it is interested in doing by the way it gets excited about certain endeavors. You will feel strong and capable with an excess amount of energy to expend on the project that excites your energy field. Time will fly by while you are engrossed in that which fuels you. It may even feel instinctual to follow a certain path.
Your ego-mind will feel an ease when you touch upon a topic that stirs its fascination. An inner drive may take over, giving you all the focus you need on the subject. You will be intuitively drawn to that which is yours to uncover about yourself. And, it will not feel like work or a waste of time. Rather, you will desire to examine every nook and cranny until you master yourself within the subject.
Your Soul will give you clues throughout your life. Pay attention to how you feel at all times. When you feel a positive attraction to something, endeavor to check it out. Pay attention to when you experience an expansiveness within you. Your Soul gets excited when you participate in things that it wants to do. Joy is a good sign that you are expressing your truth. Seek out that which brings you to life. When your life-force energy is flowing well you can truly feel it.
And, when you feel bored, exhausted, or over-stressed, step back to see if what you are endeavoring to do is really for you. When you feel constriction, a lack of interest, or anxiety these may be symptoms showing you that it’s time to move in a different direction.
Some Souls come into this life with a mission to assist others in some way. Service drives them. Helping people improve their well-being becomes the center of their focus.
Others come here to complete certain karmic issues that may have gotten interrupted during former lifetimes. Or, they may have agreed to bring through certain Souls through their wombs, giving birth to and raising strong individuals who will fulfill a powerful mission.
Each Soul has its very own agenda for incarnating. Each person is born with a certain type of body and mind that is suited for their purpose. Learning who you are, why you are here, and what you have come to accomplish is your main role in life. Seek and you shall find.
WE would be happy to help you figure out your Soul’s calling. Ask and it is given. Spirit is always available to assist those who ask for help. Sometimes it can be extremely useful to work with someone who has devoted their life to helping others find their purpose.
Many times, OCD is a behavior that stems from an overactive need to control one’s surroundings. This false sense of control brings relief in the moment, but then usually creates more stress due to the imbalance of behavior.
We see your question as an indication that you are ready to look underneath this issue to the real dilemma. And, when a person is ready the way is made possible.
Seek to understand your need to cut your hair. With a curious mind that keeps your heart open, ask yourself these questions: What does hair represent to me? What else is there in my life that can fill this desire to do this, maybe training to become a hair stylist? Is it possible for me to accept my hair style as a way of expressing my unique personality?
When you no longer judge yourself for these idiosyncrasies, you may be able to relate to their reasonings. And, when we can relate with ourselves in a loving and accepting manner we have the opportunity to heal our fears and foibles.
The nice thing about hair is it does grow back, giving ourselves plenty of time to dissolve our issue, or accept it as a quirkiness of our personality. Either way, try to see it as something that is showing you a need to love yourself more.
Family dynamics are an interesting subject that cannot be easily understood. Harmony is a most appealing energy within a family structure. Unity in a family creates a smooth feel to the group. When one or more members hold a differing view or disruptive energy it can cause an uncomfortable feeling among all.
For this we suggest using the intention of acceptance as a way of smoothing out the ripples. When you can accept a person’s differences it is easier to spend time with them. This does not mean you agree with their differences, only that you accept that it is their right to believe how they choose.
Non-judgment allows one to accept all the diversity in this world. When you can accept another without judgment you are better able to love them as a member of the family. Try to see past their disruptive ways to their reason for being there in the first place. If it is due to a marriage or alliance with a member in the birth family then it can take time before a new unity can be formed, if ever.
Sometimes it is useful to accept that your mother has chosen a man who is not someone you would have chosen for her to remarry. Can you allow her to live the way she chooses, even when it means you will have to deal with the disruptive behavior of her new partner? Can you love her enough to accept her partnering choice, even loving him for loving her?
Once you accept what is, you can work on your own energy and feelings toward him. You may never become bosom buddies, but you will be better able to tolerate his negativity. If his negativity is too disruptive to you and your own family unit it may be best to spend very little time in his presence. Only you can make the choice that is right for you.
Family gatherings, especially during the holidays, can be a source of immense growth for all involved. Seek to understand what is triggered in you and why. If your visit helps you to overcome judgments, you may appreciate the gift of the situation.
Remember, it is YOU and your ability to remain in your center during trying times that is your greatest concern. If you should falter, take the necessary time to pick yourself up and bring yourself back into the love that you know you are.
Your Soul is asking of you to bless yourself as you bless others. When you can include yourself in every equation of life then your service to others becomes a way of bringing joy and healing to yourself as well.
We like to share with people the great opportunity to bring well-being to all involved when a person includes themselves in their acts of kindness.
When there are no restrictions to the flow of energy the benefits are multiplied. This is why we advise people to SHARE, rather than just give. When you share with another you include yourself. And, when others share with you, rather than just receiving, they too experience the blessing of this shared energy.
Seek to experience your loving service towards others as a beautiful tool that expands your gifts and talents to their fullness. We would like to add to the saying, “There is more happiness in giving than in receiving” this: “There is a blessing for all who share with one another.” For, sharing includes all parties.
So, to answer your question, your next action to take for your highest good, and the highest good of all is this: SHARE your love with yourself while you share it with others.
It is a sad event when someone chooses to be the cause of more stress in the life of another who is already struggling. This is what we call an uncaring act. Though you may not be able to change what has happened, you can help bring comfort to the ailing one.
Ask within what it is you can do personally. Maybe you can offer a shoulder to cry on. Can you help take some of the stress off them by offering to help them get back on their feet financially? Are you in a position to offer your time to assist them in accomplishing something?
Whatever you choose to do to help alleviate the suffering of another is a truly caring act. It is your human nature to assist one in need. Keep doing this and watch your life magically unfold. Spirit helps those who help others. We applaud you for your caring heart.
We would say, loving each Soul despite their ego’s misguided antics is a most honorable task. Think of a young child who out of fear of punishment tells a lie to avoid getting into trouble. Their focus is on deceiving rather than honesty due to the harsh consequences set up by those in authority. It’s not that they want to be dishonest. They just want to avoid being punished for their choices.
Most humans would like to be able to be completely honest with others. But when a condition is set upon them that would cause their own suffering if they were to speak their truth, they are most likely to find a way around it through deception.
Judgement often creates liars. Punishment can be the impetus to create criminals. Harsh criticism many times creates fearful people. And, when a person is afraid to be honest they may see no other way than to deceive.
Sometimes it is the judicial governing systems that are set into place that cause much of this heartache. How can you expect a person to be honest when they know they will be punished for it? Rather, why not remove the fear of judgement and punishment so that honesty can be restored and shared?
Until this occurs, we would suggest that you consider the reason behind the deception. Is the person trying to do harm to others or are they just trying to avoid experiencing harm themselves? Compassionate understanding can alleviate many hurt feelings.
And, if a person is truly desirous of causing harm then a loving approach to helping them restore their God-given care for others would be more ideal than punishing their misguided ways. Restorative justice can change this whole dynamic for the better, don’t you think?
Remember, God loves everyone. And, if a person wants to be more like God, LOVE is the answer.
We are honored that you had the courage to ask us this personal question. We would like to share a bit about the role spiritual guides play in the lives of humans. There are at least 5 spirit guides per person throughout one’s life. Most people have these same helpers with them through their entire incarnation.
On occasion The Ancients will step in to assist, especially during a healing session. For, wherever two or more are gathered in the intention to restore love Spirit shows up in force. Ask and it is given, seek and you shall find, knock and the door is always open. You only need to walk through, listen within and accept the love that is always available. Spirit will answer the call.
Because you acted from love in your offer to assist another your call was answered. It was not one of us, but one of our colleagues who assisted you in your healing work. And, it was because of the both of you that they came to help.
WE, The Ancient Ones, are a council of three. We show up together during our interventions, and we primarily work through our human healing agent with whom you have contacted with your question. We have spent many years preparing Stacey’s body to be used as an instrument through which deep healing can occur. It has not been an easy journey for her. Most Healers have stories of discomfort, for their work is truly a sacrifice of love. It is not easy to use your body as a tool to clean, repair, activate and energize another person.
We applaud you for your diligence and dedication to assisting others back into love.
Our answer is simple and yet complex at the same time. There is no real ailment within a body, only false beliefs that prevent the proper flow of life-force energy throughout one’s physical body.
The emotional attachment is just that, energy that needs to be in motion. When you understand the true meaning of life, which is love, your energy will flow without impediment. It is the belief systems set up within your psyche that restricts this natural flow.
For instance, some cancers are formed when a person has agreed to the false belief in a punishing deity. This sets up a restrictive barrier to one’s well-being. We would like for people to comprehend the true meaning of LOVE, which is flow.
Arthritis can be a result of blocked energy flow due to a false belief in selfishness. How can one be considered selfish if they endeavor to fulfill their innate desire to be creative? Creativity is a divine pursuit.
And, ulcers can form when a person denies themselves of the tranquility necessary for proper well-being. To slow down one’s life to a pace that is emotionally suitable to their well-being is challenging for many. And yet, health practitioners have been counseling people for years about the harmful effects of stress on the body.
Life, love, energy flow, well-being, etc. all have one thing in common. They allow life-force energy to flow unimpeded, thereby maintaining health and well-being within the body.
You may want to ask yourself what false beliefs in lack, punishment and judgement you may foster as a result of your conditioning as a child. These beliefs usually begin at a very young age. You may even have changed your mind on many falsehoods. But, it is in changing your subconscious or stuck energy through emotion (energy in motion) that is needed to bring the energy flow up to speed.
When you make the truth (love) your own you will heal yourself, for LOVE (life-force energy) heals all.
WE would like for you to see bullies as people lacking real care for others. They live in a small world where they feel alone and in competition with everyone else. This type of isolation is self-made. Bullies push away true friendships with their demands of compliance from others.
Can you feel truly cared for, peaceful or safe around people who want to dominate you? You are not alone in wanting to co-create a better life for yourself and others. Stand in your personal truth of well-being. Develop strong relationships with those of like-mind. Trust brings people together in a powerful way.
To remove a bully’s self-made power, we suggest you use a greater power that can only be found in numbers. Gather as many people together as you can to create the force necessary to dethrone them. When you act as a united group, your numbers speak volumes loud enough to create real change.
Remember, your power is in your numbers. Gather, gather, gather. Then, take action.
WE would say to you to see yourself as a character in their movie. You can always leave the scene. When someone is acting out in a manner that is harmful, uncaring or unethical you do not need to participate with them.
You also do not need to bring them into your movie. You create your adventure with every thought, feeling and desire that you focus your attention upon. Endeavor to focus on what is comforting, solution oriented and highest good for all.
When you realize that your power is in your attention and your intention, you will naturally release from your experience anyone or anything that does not meet the requirements for a positive and caring outcome.
When you stop playing victim roles in the scripts of bullies and instead formulate your own scripts that bring into focus the well-being of all, you will gain a valuable reputation that in time will lead you to a successful and fulfilling life path.
No one and no-thing can cause you lasting harm when you choose wisely to follow your Soul’s truth. Everything in your experience is there for you to decide how to respond. It is in your own response that your future is determined. Endeavor to respond with the wisdom of your Soul.
Your Soul is aware of the ‘long-game’ that eventually shows you where you are at in your life, whether you are balanced or off-kilter. Take your cues from how centered you feel when you are deciding on what action to take. Wisdom considers the long-lasting effects of any decision. Balance is maintained by walking carefully upon this Earth.
WE would offer this simple recommendation; JUDGE NOTHING.
You see, judgement is a man-made issue. There is no God in the heavens that rejects anybody. All are welcome. Everyone is here to co-create this ego-mind world.
When judgment enters the equation, restrictions are placed on the energy flow of the body. This eventually can cause withering, exhaustion and disease.
Judgment restricts the mind from perceiving all the good that life has to offer. And, in some cases, it can cause a person to develop a superiority complex where they value others as less than themselves. Self-judgment can create an inferiority complex where a person can value themselves as less than another.
Emotionally, judgment can create pockets of negative energy that stay within the body, causing all sorts of turmoil including withdrawal, loneliness and depression. Rage within an energy pocket can seem to have a mind of its own. When ‘triggered’ it can bring a person to do harmful acts against another. Sadness held for too long can suffocate the life out of people.
Remember to allow each person their God-given right to choose for themselves how they wish to express in their lives. Your role is to avoid harming or being harmed by others. This does not mean there should be no agreed upon codes of behavior, that is why people have designed governing systems that can be voted upon by the public. Every rule is man-made. Therefore, choose wisely which ones you wish to uphold and set out to change the ones that are not serving the well-being of all life on this lovely planet.