Quotations in maroon are from
The Dance of Wounded Souls by Robert Burney (Copyright 1995). Quotations
from columns & articles (Copyright 1996, 1997, 1998) written by Mr.
Burney are noted and in blue text. Blue text material that is not in quotes
is from Robert's upcoming book Wounded Souls Dancing in the Light
(Copyright 1998) unless otherwise noted. There
are several authors quoted in excerpts from The Dance of Wounded Souls,
those are noted with copyright acknowledgment at the end of the applicable
Old Souls & Karma
All old souls are now doing accelerated Karmic settlement in this
New Age. Our mission to integrate Spirituality into our interactions.
It is easy to feel Spiritual in relationship with nature.
It is relating to other humans that is messy.
That is because we learned how to do life and relationships in childhood.
Through healing our childhood wounds we can learn to connect Spiritually
and heal the planet.
"The term "old-soul" refers to the stage of consciousness evolution
an individual has attained by this lifetime - it does not mean better than,
or farther along than, those who do not have to do the healing. There is
no hierarchy in the Truth of a Loving Great Spirit. Those who appear to
have low, or no, consciousness in this lifetime are simply doing their
healing in another space-time illusion parallel to this one. All old-souls
are born at a heart-chakra level of consciousness and therefore have more
sensitivity, and less capacity for denial, than other people. In other
words, the gift of having access to Truth and Love carries with it the
price of greatly increased emotional sensitivity."
(Column "Christ Consciousness" by Robert Burney)
(All quotes in this color are
quotes from Codependence: The Dance of Wounded Souls by Robert Burney)
"That is what this is all about! The second coming
has begun! Not of "The Messiah," but of a whole bunch of messiahs. The
messiah - the liberator - is within us! A liberating, Healing Transformational
Movement has begun. "The Savior" does not exist outside of us - "The Savior"
We are the sons and daughters of God. We, the old
souls, who are involved in this Healing Movement, are the second coming
of the message of Love.
We have entered what certain Native American prophecies
call the Dawning of the Fifth World of Peace. Through focusing on our own
healing the planet will be healed.
We all have available to us within a direct channel
to the Highest Vibrational Frequency Range within The Illusion. That highest
range involves consciousness of the Glory of ONENESS. It is called Cosmic
Consciousness. It is called Christ Consciousness."
"We have all lived multiple lifetimes. We have all
experienced every facet of being human. We are now not just healing our
wounds from this lifetime, we are doing Karmic settlement on a massive
scale, at a very accelerated rate.
Karma is the Loving, wonderful law of energy interaction
which governs human interaction. Like the other levels of Universal Law,
it is about cause and effect. In this case, "what you sow, you reap."
Karmic Law dictates that every action of cause on
the Physical Plane is paid for with a consequence of effect on the Physical
Plane. In other words, no one can end up in the hole, or in some hell in
an afterlife. (Hell is here on earth, and we have all experienced it already.)
We who are doing this healing are about to graduate
from the school of Karmic human experience. Any minute now . . . or any
What graduation means is that we can be released
from the Karmic merry-go-round, from the Karmic dance that was necessary
because of polarization and "reversity." It does not mean that we will
cease to exist; that would be a pretty hollow victory indeed.
What I believe it means is that when peace prevails,
when the thousand years of peace begins, when a balanced, harmonious, Spiritually-aligned
world evolves, then we can come back and play with all of our friends.
With our Kindred Spirits and our Soul Mates, and in union with our Twin
"Of course, one of the reasons that I have the honor
and privilege of carrying this Joyous message in this lifetime is because
of my Karmic debts from other lifetimes.
Possibly one of the reasons that you are reading
this is because I, personally, owe you a Karmic debt. Maybe I gouged out
your eyes when I was a Roman legionnaire or a Viking or something, and
now I am repaying that debt by helping you to see more clearly in this
We will probably never know for sure and we probably
do not have any need to know for sure. Past life information is available
to us only on a need-to-know basis. In other words, only if it is directly
connected to our healing process in this lifetime. Simple curiosity is
not a good enough reason to allow us to access accurate past life information.
(Of course we have our curiosity for a reason too.)
Everything happens for a reason - actually for reasons
on multiple levels. We can never know all of the reasons. We have no need
to know all of the reasons.
What we need to do is to remember that it is all
perfect somehow, some way. We need to remember that to help us stop judging
ourselves and the process.
As in the quote from Illusions, it is the depth of
our belief in tragedy and injustice that is a measure of our Spiritual
growth. "The depth of our belief" has to do with our perspective, with
how much we are buying into the reversed attitudes and false beliefs, with
how much power we are giving the illusions.
What I have found is that in many instances even
though the levels that I can see, that I am conscious of, are mostly dysfunctional
out of the false beliefs and fears of the disease of Codependence - on
deeper levels there are "right on" reasons for behaviors for which I was
. . . As another, more universal example, when I
started to learn about Codependence, I used to really beat myself up because
I found that I was still looking for "her," even though I had learned about
some of the dysfunctional levels of that longing.
I had learned that as long as I thought that I needed
someone else to make me happy and whole I was setting myself up to be a
victim. I had learned that I was not a frog who needed a princess to kiss
me in order to turn into a prince - that I am a prince already, and just
need to learn to accept that state of Grace, that princeness.
I had come to understand that those levels of my
longing were dysfunctional and Codependent - and I judged and shamed myself
because I could not let go of the longing for "her."
But as my awakening progressed I realized that there
were "right on" reasons for that longing, for that "endless aching need"
that I felt.
One of those "right on" levels was that the longing
was a message concerning my very real need to attain some balance between
the masculine and feminine energy within me - which begets dysfunctional
behavior when it is projected, focused, outward as I had been taught to
do in childhood.
And on a much deeper level I came to understand that
I am - and have been, ever since polarization - looking for my twin soul.
As I become discerning I could learn to pick the
baby out of the bathwater, that is, not judge and shame myself for longing
for "her" - and throw out the dirty bath water, that is, not take action
based on, or give power to, the dysfunctional belief that I am a frog who
cannot be happy until I find my princess.
By learning discernment we can begin to become conscious
of the reasons that are dysfunctional and based on Codependent beliefs
and fears (the dirty bathwater) so that we can change the way we react
to those levels, can stop giving them power, and we can honor that there
are "right on" levels by not shaming or judging ourselves (the baby) even
if we are not sure what those reasons are.
I am talking about FAITH here.
The more we remember that everything is unfolding
perfectly, the more we can have faith that there is a very good reason
for even what appears to be the greatest tragedy, the most profound injustice.
We need to accept and honor - that is, not shame
and judge ourselves for - not only our feelings and our past behaviors,
our human needs and desires, but also our longings, our resistance, and
We have those longings for a reason. We have those
fears and that resistance for a reason. The more we start remembering that
"the Force is with us," the easier it becomes to accept and Love ourselves.
As was stated earlier, maybe the reason you have
not done your grief work is that it has not been time yet - everything
happens perfectly. Even our procrastination, and our denial, and our avoidance
is a perfect part of our path.
We are being guided!
The more we remember that, the easier it is to stop
buying into the grandiose, ego-self, arrogant, Codependent, power trip
of believing that we have the incredible power to screw up the Great Spirit's
Plan. We do not. We never did.
One of the reasons on a very deep level, at a soul/higher
ego level, that we have resistance to doing our healing and owning our
power is because of our past life experiences.
We have all been punished for owning our power in
the past! Whether that was by being burned at the stake for being a healer,
or drawn and quartered for being a teacher, or hanged for being a messenger,
So we have very good reasons for not trusting God
or this life business!
We also have very good reasons for not trusting ourselves
because we have all abused the power in the past. We have had lifetimes
when we were teachers who led our students astray, when we were healers
or leaders or messengers who took the left-hand path and served the forces
of darkness instead of Light.
We have very good reasons for being terrified of
owning our power again!
Those are the reasons on the deepest level why we
have resistance to the healing process; that is why some of us have needed
the stick to get us to start awakening.
No matter what our personal stick is, whether it
is Alcoholism or love addiction or overeating or whatever, it is the vehicle
which has forced us to start awakening. It is the blessed gift that has
started our awakening to consciousness of our path.
The conditions on the planet have changed! As long
as the planet's energy field of Collective Human Emotional Consciousness
was reversed, the process of growing towards the Light attracted the dark.
That is not going to happen this time. The planet's
energy field of consciousness is now positively aligned with Truth. Growing
towards the Light now attracts more Light.
In this age, we can own who we Truly are without
feeling as if we are going to be punished for it.
Of course we never really were being punished - it
just felt like it.
What we have been doing here in human body for all
of these lifetimes is receiving the opportunity to experience every facet
of the human experience. We have all been creators and destroyers. We have
all been the oppressor and the oppressed. We have all been the perpetrator
and the victim.
No one has ever done anything to us that we have
not done to her/him in some way, at some time.
It is time to stop blaming others. It is time to
stop blaming ourselves. We chose the paths we are on in order to do the
healing and Karmic settlement that was necessary. We need to own and honor
and release the feelings at the same time that we need to stop buying into
the false beliefs."
"Doing that grieving is overwhelming terrifying and painful. It is also
the gateway to Spiritual Awakening. It leads to empowerment, freedom, and
inner peace. Releasing that grief energy allows us to start being able
to be emotionally honest in the moment in an age-appropriate way. It is,
in my understanding, the path that the Old Souls who are doing their healing
in this Age of Healing and Joy need to travel to get clearer about their
path and accomplish their mission in this lifetime."
(Column "Further Journeys to the Emotional Frontier
Within" by Robert Burney)
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