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Lessons Learned?


We walk through this life in concrete belief that everything in this world is Source, God, Spirit, Creator, Universe, whatever you want to call it.  Yet conveniently forget the fact that we were also blessed with the gift of Free Will.  Almost as though, when the laws of the universe tip the scales to the other end of the spectrum, we happen to forget the past choices that led us to this place…..hear me out….

From my personal perspective, yes, everything in this world is Source.  Yes, we have lessons to learn, and are provided the opportunities to learn these lessons via divinely placed speed bumps along the path.  Yes, that is what each of these experiences are supposed to be utilized for.  Some even believe that we choose what we need to experience before we enter this lifetime, in an effort for our souls to evolve.  But what if we are only continuing to need these experiences because we never fully learned them in times (or lifetimes) past?

What if we only continue to experience these lessons, because we never fully learn what they are placed there for?  Therefore, passing the mentalities, mindsets, beliefs, lifestyles and behaviors on to generation after generation, including the burden of our behaviors and the task of learning?  What if…we took responsibility for our free will and choices?  What if we didn’t pass on the task from generations and lifetimes?  Is all that is happening a passing on of our fruitless attempts to truly embrace the growth, wisdom and love that Source is so desperately trying to remind us of?

There’s a brand new generation being born right now.  What are we going to pass on to them?  What can we learn that will eliminate being passed on?  What if we dropped what we were doing, and created a foundation for these children that was built on the solid bricks of unconditional love, oneness, compassion, cooperation, wisdom, authenticity, acceptance and humility?  Would they miss out on the richness and depth of a full and beautiful existence?  Would this be the price of relieving them of the burden of experiencing homelessness, abuse, bullying?  Or would they grow in the light of Creator that we spend our entire lives reaching for and embodying?  I’ll give you a hint….we don’t know….

We don’t know because we have never accomplished this feat, ever, in modern human history.  Personally, I’d really, really, really love to find out.

Love and light sent your way today and always,

Kimberly Oliphant-Truett

It’s Been Awhile…

It’s been awhile since I last wrote.  I apologize for disappearing.  The truth of the matter is, there’s several reasons behind my disappearance.  One contributing factor has been that life just gets plain old hectic and crazy and I lose time.  I have been struggling to incorporate this specific passion and purpose in with the remainder of my daily activities.  In addition to this challenge, I’ve been faced with a few difficulties in response to the practice of building on entries within my earlier book Rise Higher-Daily Reminders for the Rising Self.  I believe this is because I’ve been called to action to embrace, embody, and set free my authentic self.  And so the journey has begun again.

The irony of walking through this calling has been that I really, truly have come back to the place I began.  I’m coming back home to me.  All the way to my roots, my core.  In reality, I’ve never strayed far.  I never turned away from Self, I just silenced it.  I won’t go into details of my story here, but the bottom line, is that I spent many years denying Self in order to belong in the world.  And I’m having a great time finding the bits and pieces of myself again.  It’s obviously not all rainbows and butterflies.  There’s some harsh and painful truths to face.  However, today I get to revisit and experience these truths with courage instead of fear.  After all, that’s what my experiences were all about.  They were meant to break down my walls and bust open my heart with an unconditional love for Self and others.  I’m not perfect at it, and I’m no saint.  But I’ve sent my intention to heal and to rise into a Higher Self that is focused on service to all creation.  I’ve been walking this path for the last three years, after experiencing what I like to call My Moment of Destruction.  During this time, something snapped, and my path was going to go one of two ways.  Either I was going to shut down all together, or I was going to rise up.  By grace, I began to rise.

During this time of healing, I wrote Rise Higher and published it.  Revisiting it here and there and determining that I wasn’t it’s biggest fan.  Which is not unusual for me, but I was able to see exactly what I didn’t like about it.  First, it was too reserved.  This was because I naturally had fear when I decided to publish my first book that was based on the lessons and healing that I’d experienced through the years prior.  Understandable, but not exactly in alignment with self.  So, I decided to elaborate further on earth entry through this page.  But alas, I found further discrepancies between my previous writings and my current beliefs and practices.  Namely, the concept of destroying the ego, and a few others.   This is great news!  It means I’m growing and evolving and coming further into alignment with Self and Source.  I still have not reconciled the act of setting boundaries and the act of unconditional love.  I fully believe in both simultaneously, but I haven’t clearly wrapped my head and heart around the process.  More to come in that arena.

Another aspect of this sharing is that I do not wish to speak from a space of certainty and absolute.  We’re all constantly growing and evolving, or at least I hope so!  My hope is that we walk together, side by side, as we travel in wonder and enchantment down our paths back home.  Rising in consciousness and lighting the way, hand in hand.

I will only be building on Rise Higher from time to time in the future, with regular postings as I’m able.  However, in the meantime, I’m with you in spirit and taking each step together.

Love and light your way today and always,

Kim Oliphant-Truett



I’m Sorry….

“I’m sorry.”

Two little words that hold the capacity to allow healing and rising of self and others.  Words that might not ever be heard from the source of the wound, but will be heard from the source of divine love and light.  Words that most likely will be heard from fellow travelers if we have the courage to share our stories.  Words that must also be heard from Self.  They’re just words, but oh the power that they hold.  But what do they truly mean?

Pain and suffering have run rampant throughout our existence on every level of society.  Fear controls and dictates every move that we make, and hatred and power are the byproducts in an ever separated humanity.  It’s a never ending cycle that plays out in each person’s story line.  Running through our lives causing waves of destruction attempting to rid ourselves of this darkness that we refuse to face or are even aware exists within us.  Not one of us is innocent in this process.  How many of us have consciously or unconsciously passed on our even slightest dislike for a different race, gender, sexual orientation, class, opinion or religion?  How many of us have passed on our terrified views of humanity to the next generation?  How many of us have emotionally destroyed other human beings in an attempt to feel better about ourselves?  To get a promotion?  To “protect” ourselves and loved ones?  How many of us have turned a blind eye to the suffering of another?  Sought power by stealing from another in brutal attacks?

A perpetual cycle of trauma, fear, and reaction of generation after generation has escalated to monstrous levels.  A never ending quest for power, security, separation, status ,and safety, all in vein attempts to achieve what we don’t even realize we are after.  Love and peace.  Isn’t that all that we really want?  Unconditional Love and uninterrupted peace?  When will the cycle end?  No single one of us can stop the onslaught of humanity’s suffering.  But we can create an environment for divine healing and guidance to move towards love and light.

When I say I’m sorry, what I mean is, when I was a source of trauma, I acknowledge the pain and suffering that I caused and I take full responsibility for my actions.  I feel what my actions made you feel and I want my actions to cause your being to experience love and peace instead.  I will take whatever steps must be taken to rectify what I have done.  When I was the victim of trauma, I acknowledge what actions of mine brought me to this space, and I take full responsibility for each one.  I set an intention of utilizing this experience as a catalyst for growth towards my higher self and rising in love and light with wisdom gained.  These are important steps towards lighting up our darkness and wrapping it in our unconditional love.

However, what we experience on an even deeper level is the pain and suffering passed on from generations long gone.  Or trauma experienced in situations beyond our control or responsibility.  The child who survived abuse at the hands of a loved one.  The race or gender that experienced oppression and violence for centuries.  The deep roots of destruction to humanity as a one that can no longer be rectified by the source itself.  The escalation from the beginning of our existence is not something that can be mended easily.  We could sit and point fingers, shifting blame here and there.  But there’s no healing in that game.  So let me begin by saying, I’m sorry….

I’m sorry for all of it.  From the beginning of mankind, to the present moment.  I acknowledge all of it.  The pain, the suffering, the trauma, and the oppression.  The hatred, the disgust, the abuse, and the forced powerlessness.  The torture, the control, the fear, the manipulation, the dishonesty,  and the withholding of your basic human rights and resources.  And for every last life taken by the hand of the darkness.  It was real, and not one of us are crazy.  These experiences did, and continue to, take place and they leave their mark on humanity.  I make space for you to feel every last emotion that you feel.  I send you unconditional love while you heal.  We will grieve together, we will love together, we will heal and learn together.  Then we will rise.  We will rise together towards oneness and unity.  Towards unconditional love for all, and oneness.  We will drown the darkness in our radiating light and we just might finally find peace.

So please sit, and tell me all about it.  And if you can’t think of the words, we will be still and silent, and just allow love to enter our space.

Always sending shockwaves of love your way,

Kim Oliphant-Truett




Spoiler Alert

Spoiler Alert: It’s all true.

All the writings, and teachings.  All the practices, and ideas.  All the beliefs, and stories.  They’re all true. They’re true for you when they resonate with you.  All of that which sends shock waves up your spine and raised the hair on your skin.  All of that which lights up your soul and awakens your heart.  It’s true for you right now in this moment because it directs your path back to the state of love. This is the higher self at work, leading the way and allowing divine guidance to be announced.

This will also evolve, because you will evolve.  But it always begins and ends with love.  What may start out as a resonance with the art of boundaries, could serve to ignite our warrior spirit.  Leading us down the path of protection of ourselves and all we hold dear.  A brutal yet necessary​ lesson in the emerging of the higher self. Yet, as we rise, the fire in our spirit leads us through the lessons in duality and inches us closer to the state of unconditional love.  What rings true is an unshakeable trust in Self and Source, that we are fully equipped and able to set boundaries on behaviors and send love to the being that they originate from.  This is divine timing.  It’s a process.  And we will not fully understand and embrace each state without experiencing the previous one.

Our only requirement is to set an intention of unconditional love, and trust the universe to provide all that is needed for us to reside there.  It will require faith in ourselves and willingness to follow guidance.  It will require us to view each experience as an opportunity, a lesson that will point to our own darkness, as well as others, that requires healing.  It will require radical forgiveness and choosing to serve all of creation.  It’s terrifying and breathtaking, brutal and phenomenal.  And it’s the most stunning symphony we will ever be blessed to experience in all our days.

Love and light to you today and always,

Kim Oliphant-Truett

So What Are You Going To Do With It?

They say a Christ Consciousness means we must reside in a space of unconditional love and service to all creation.  I for one have no intention of attempting to one up Jesus Christ himself, or any other spiritual master that has walked this earth.  However, I do believe it is my duty as a member of the human race, and a requirement of my spiritual evolution, to attempt to fill my space with unconditional love while fulfilling a higher purpose of service to all creation.  Striving for a state of this Christ-like consciousness.  This belief enveloped my spirit during my transformation from dwelling in darkness to rising into this light.

When it’s said to trust the process, this suggests that we are to walk through our experiences and utilize them as opportunities to rise into our higher selves.  That there is a divine force at work along our path and each experience brings blessings and gifts on the other side of the lesson.  Based on my personal experience with this process, I agree!  It’s been 3 years since I experienced my moment of destruction.  My transformation involved clearing the negative energy that consumed my soul as a result of the accumulated lessons along my journey, learning how to radically forgive and unconditionally love those who chose to intentionally inflict pain with no remorse or apology, and begin to learn to trust myself and my Higher Power in unshakable faith.  I experienced brutal and painful lessons in boundaries, healing, rising, strength, flow, consciousness, faith, hope, duality, personal responsibility, and personal power.  The tools that were provided to me along the way included acceptance, detached love, synchronicity, abundance, awareness, increased empathy, increased compassion, and a much needed healthy sense of humor.

So how do we use these lessons and tools to strive for the state of unconditional love and service?  There’s a process of going within prior to going without.  It sounds contradictory, but in order to be in a state of unconditional love and service to all creation, we must first go within our own being.  We must, first and foremost, acknowledge and embrace our own darkness.  I can sit here and say whole heartedly that every single second of our lives is divinely perfect, with no accidents and no failures.  That we are exactly where we’re supposed to be, experiencing exactly what we’re supposed to be experiencing for our spiritual development.  That each situation and each challenge was divinely placed on our paths.  You will then ask me about the newborn abandoned by their parents.  Or the 10 year old who’s been kidnapped and assaulted for their entire childhood.  Or the abused spouse who’s had their mental, emotional, and spiritual state twisted and warped for the gain of power by another individual.  What about those situations?  My answer to that question would be the same as any other situation including those that are a direct result of our own actions; what are you going to do with this experience?

When we dive into our darkness, we find the part of ourselves that is need of healing by the radiant divine light within us.  I can even sum up the darkness, for the most part, with one word…fear.  Attachment, resistance, control, security, lack of faith.  All of these emotions are a direct result of fear.  And fear is more often than not, a byproduct of pain and suffering.  So what are you going to do about it?  You’re going to sit in it, explore it, embrace it, and love it.  You are going to love yourself in this space and that is how you heal it with your light.  You’re going to take your power back and that means that nothing outside of yourself is allowed to drown out your light.  There will be roadblocks along the way.  Resentments, anger, hatred, judgment, disgust, pain, sadness, despair, distrust, lack of faith in yourself and Source.  These hurdles are the very pieces of your darkness where you have the opportunity to rise and reclaim your power.  We heal ourselves, we cut the emotional cord to the people, places, and things, and this is the point that miracles take shape.

Once we have chosen to utilize these lessons as opportunities to rise, we have set an intention to heal and rise within our being.  We explore our darkness and fill it with our light.  We choose love over fear, we choose energy from self and source over seeking outside of ourselves, we choose to release the negative energy attached to our experiences over dwelling in a pain filled past, we choose personal power and responsibility over allowing another to control our being. When we set these intentions, the tools show up right on cue.  Information and guidance floods our path.  Every single bit of assistance that we require to achieve the impossible is lovingly placed in our hands.  We find forgiveness of self and others, we find courage to set healthy boundaries, we find humility to achieve empathy and compassion, we find power to take responsibility for our lives, and we find faith and trust in Source and our own ability to recognize the guidance.

We go within to clear the way to a higher level of consciousness.  This portion of the process cannot be avoided if we are ever going to truly heal and rise.  It’s dark, it’s painful, it’s destruction at it’s finest.  Yet, it is the most beautiful and phenomenal experience we will ever be blessed with, because this is the gateway to our light.  That divine spark within that is the connection to Source.  Where we find love at the highest levels imaginable and faith that cannot be described within the realms of human language.  Whatever you believe that Source to be, you will find it within, not without.  And you will be compelled, catapulted even, into a quest for purpose that is of service to love and creatiom.  This right here, in this space of love and light, lies gratitude beyond comprehension.  Gratitude for every experience that molded and shaped.  Gratitude for every person, place, and thing that gifted you with the lessons that allowed your soul to shine and unlocked the flow of miracles and blessings in your path.

So what are you going to do with it?  You’re going to accept that it happened, you’re going to acknowledge that it mattered, you’re going to explore and become aware of your emotions attached to it, you’re going to set an intention of rising, and you’re going to light up the world.  That’s what you’re going to do with it.  That is your job, and that is your purpose.  Is the abandoned newborn going to grow up to be an advocate for community support of parentless toddlers?  Is the 10 year old who’s been kidnapped and assaulted for the majority of her life going to grow up and be a voice for the lost and mistreated?  Is the abused spouse who’s been twisted on levels that are beyond description going to move forward to become a healer and empower?  My highest hope for all is that the experiences we face do not consume and control.  That they are a catalyst for the quest of unconditional love and service, whatever that may end up being.

Love and light your way today and always,

Kim Oliphant-Truett