Questioner: Who are wanderers? Where do they come from?
Ra: I am Ra. Imagine, if you will, the sands of your shores. As countless as the grains of sand are the sources of intelligent infinity. When a social memory complex has achieved its complete understanding of its desire, it may conclude that its desire is service to others with the distortion towards reaching their hand, figuratively, to any entities who call for aid. These entities whom you may call the Brothers and Sisters of Sorrow move toward this calling of sorrow. These entities are from all reaches of the infinite creation and are bound together by the desire to serve in this distortion.
Almost all wanderers’ experience of daily life is one which includes many feelings of being alone. The mismatch between the self and the more “normal” members of our culture is often all too evident.—Carla Lisbeth Reuckert, A Wanderer’s Handbook
Many people feel alone on planet Earth. They may believe no one understands them, that they are different, that this world is an unfriendly place. How much more would these feelings of isolation manifest in wanderers who have incarnated here from other realities?
Within an average human, a sense of isolation may derive from various circumstances. Most relate to being separated from the herd. Along the spectrum of evolution, some 3rd density beings are closer to the 2nd density predator/prey paradigm. In the animal kingdom, the herd represents safety. Being isolated from the herd means danger. It’s a visceral, fight-or-flight response, anchored in the older parts of the human brain, which for millennia drove survival.
This can be seen in modern society in the form of peer pressure; aligning with popular media; not being too different; following rules; and identifying with certain groups.
For a wanderer, separation may be less fear-based, and more akin to confusion. A wanderer may feel displaced and disconnected, while at the same time subject to the veil, so understanding is elusive. There may be amorphous “knowings” or dreamlike memories, which do not make sense in this 3D context.
A correlation can be made between being separated from the herd, and being separated from a social memory complex. At the core is a desire for, or magnetic attraction to, oneness.
In my own case, there was a deep knowing that the people in my life were not like me. At a very early age I began asking questions such as, Is there an edge to the universe? which were answered with, You can ask God when you die and go to heaven. I stopped asking questions since no answers were forthcoming and went within to ponder, which has served me well in dealing with separation—I depend on myself, I think for myself, and I do not rely on external validation or answers.
I like to think of myself as being on the lip of a box—the 3D box of reality. I am outside the box, and can see into it. I can also see outside the box. Though I am not totally in either place, which can feel alone at times, it does feel very free, detached, and wave-like in its possibilities.
SEPARATION COMES WITH THE TERRITORY
For wanderers who have incarnated here, for whatever reason, separation comes with the territory. This fact does not mitigate the challenges of isolation in a world of humans who are mostly operating from herd mentality and fear. The desire in a wanderer to “go home” may be natural, and yet it undermines the decision to come here in the first place. There is nothing wrong with wanting to reunite with beings who understand or who live in more compassionate ways—but to focus on that longing adds to the sorrows here.
Referencing Ra’s commentary above about wanderers having answered the calls of sorrow, it seems counterproductive to add to the sorrow with one’s own sorrows, though it could be said that answering the call with understanding and commiseration is in itself something. There is no right way to exist here as a wanderer, yet it is helpful to ask why you are here and take conscious responsibility for how you want to play out this incarnation.
IT TAKES VIGILANCE TO STAY ON ANY PATH
No matter what your chosen path, in this very chaotic and heavy 3D existence, vigilance is key to staying focused and centered. Coming back to center—your mission statement so to speak—is helpful not only when things get dicey, but every day in order to align all thought and action with purpose. It sounds exhausting, and yet it isn’t. What is really exhausting is empathizing with all the sorrow here and not knowing what to do about it.
It takes courage and determination to resist the pull of 3D Earth mass consciousness and align with the much more expansive but elusive flow of higher consciousness, given the veil here. But if you are a wanderer, it took courage and determination to come here at all.
The following suggestions may help you in your journey wandering on 3D Earth:
Let go of expectations.
Having expectations creates resistance. Expectations are about a particular outcome—a mindset that desires to control the outcome, resisting other outcomes.
In the 3D realm, activism fits this model, and is efficacious in moving 3D evolution forward by breaking up systems that no longer serve the whole. It is one way of dealing with sorrow here. But there is another way—changing one’s self. To evolve and change the self is empowering and powerful. In defining yourself, and living consciously within your chosen purpose(s), you may help guide others indirectly as an example of compassionate or successful living. But the minute you expect things to be a certain way, the focus is on controlling an outcome.
To want to be understood here is to expect validation outside of self. To focus on who you want to be, and how you play with that in this life, is a great way to develop detachment from the human drama and add your own conscious light to the world.
Be in the present moment.
In the present moment there is no past and no future. The focus is on the now, whatever that is in the moment.
In the present moment you are not separated from anything and all things are possible. In the now, there is no reference to the past or projection into the future. Focus on the past is to judge outcomes, and focus on the future is to project outcomes—both are anchors to 3D linear time, limitation, and resistance (non-acceptance).
Creative pursuits such as painting or playing the guitar, experiencing nature, writing, or any enjoyable hobby will help bring you into the moment and out of linear time. In those present moments the sorrows of this world melt away and there is only love.
Harmonize the physical with the metaphysical.
This is a physical existence. To treat physicality as less important than other aspects of being here, such as spirituality, can create imbalance. It’s not uncommon to think that because the soul is (presumably) eternal it’s more important than a physical vehicle (the ephemeral body chosen for this incarnation). It’s great to meditate, get in touch with higher aspects of self, and set intentions. But all aspects of existence are important, ephemeral or not. When in the moment, the now, there is no difference between ephemeral and eternal—it all just is.
As a wanderer you may have come from a nonphysical place, which can create resistance to physicality. Accept where you are now, and work from there. All forms of life are sacred.
Eat lower on the food chain.
Eating a plant-based diet has many benefits for a wanderer. It’s gentler on human digestion. Plants are healing—almost all medical drugs are derivatives of the plant kingdom. Plants photosynthesize—obtaining sustenance from plants is closer to consuming light.
Meat and meat byproducts, particularly if the animals have been commercially farmed, introduce much fear and suffering into your system. This is true on both a physiological and energetic level, adding an extra burden.
The most important thing to remember is that you came here for a reason, and this is true for everyone—wanderer or not.
Many wanderers long to discover what their mission is. This can turn into a mind game with no end in sight. A more effective approach is to define who you want to be, and how you want to live, while wandering here on 3D Earth.