Monday, August 30, 2010

Growing Ourselves

Growing ourselves

"The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving."

-- Oliver Wendell Holmes

We are all on a life-long journey. It is a search for who we are and why we are here. It is a journey that expands our consciousness.

There is an urge within each of us to move forward in life. It is an urge to become more whole, to find more meaning, and eventually to help others. It is human nature to strive for a sense of well-being.

We all go through the same growth cycles, though our experiences may appear entirely different. By understanding the process of personal and spiritual growth, we can work more effectively with the process, instead of fighting and resisting it.

"We can learn to be the catalysts for our own change."

-- Sarah Ban Breathnach

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Live Life Fully

Live life fully

Time is life. It is irreversible and irreplaceable. To waste your time is to waste your life, but to master your time is to master your life and make the most of it.

-- Alan Lakein

Refuse to feel USED by life! Make full use of it instead.

To do this, we initially need to take control of the time of our lives. Time management is life management, from the inside out. It's an INSIDE job. You already have everything you need. You have the power to create a life of meaning, fulfillment and joy.

Your challenge is to find what works for you! Review the literature but make your own decisions. To do this, you'll need to:

Get to know yourself -- your desires and passions, rhythms, styles, challenges, needs and habits.

Be aware that you always have choice. Claim your independence and power to choose what is right for your life, moment by moment.

Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.

-- M. Scott Peck

Monday, August 16, 2010

Psychic Protection Techniques

A Beginners Guide to Psychic Protection Techniques by John Culbertson

We live in a world of energy. There's not a single one of us that can say we've never energetically attacked another person or that we've never been energetically attacked by another person. Those of us that work, or heaven forbid "dabble", in the new age field will at rare times be up against more than just human attacks. This is the reason everyone needs a basic understanding of psychic protection techniques.

In this article we will be discussing five basic methods of protection that can be layered, or used one after another, to boost your defenses.

This article, however, will not be discussing the mechanics of psychic/energy attacks. In other words, we aren't going to get into the why and how they happen. We'll save that for a future article.

White Light

The most basic of all protections is white light energy. It is connected to the image of divinity, whatever divinity is for you. It may be God, the goddess, Buddha, The Universal Consciousness, The Great Architect of the World, Cosmic Consciousness, your Higher Self, etc. Whatever your concept of the higher power may be, white light is often times associated and connected to it.

When we surround ourselves in white light we are symbolically saying that we are protected by the highest power there is. We are shielding ourselves from negativity by raising our own vibration and vibrating at the speed of light.

There are many ways to perform this protection. The easiest is to imagine yourself standing in the center of a light bulb that is turned off. When you see or feel yourself standing there, mentally feel/see that light bulb being turned on and imagine and feel the pure bright light that is all around you.

You might also close your eyes and imagine rain/the shower falling down all around you. Mentally turn those water droplets into a cascading bright light and let yourself be totally drenched in it.

Whatever method you use, make sure you have the light soaring within your body as well as outside and around it. Remember, you are wanting to become one with the light.

Worry Balloon

This gets credited to the Academy of Remote Viewing and Influencing. One of my favorite techniques from their program involves a deflated balloon.

Visualize a deflated balloon above your head. Take a deep breath in and as you exhale visualize/feel all your fears/worries/concerns/anxieties going into that balloon. Each time you do this, note the balloon begins to inflate. Eventually, you'll be free of all those tensions and the balloon will be totally inflated. At that point take one more deep breath in. On the exhale visualize/feel the balloon floating away and out of the universe taking with it all the worries/problems that you had put into it.

This is a great exercise to do before bed if you have trouble sleeping at night. It also does wonders if used prior to going into any negative/stressful situation. Additionally, it can be used to help lessen or even totally release fears.

Blue Shield

Blue is the color we associate with the throat chakra. The throat chakra is noted as being the seat of the will. As such, blue is a highly protective color because when we use blue we are literally willing negativity to stay away from us.

The shield is symbolic of blocking incoming attacks. Warriors in ancient times used shields to defend themselves from both up close attacks and incoming airborne attacks.

Imagine/visualize a blue shields all around you before going into any crowded area or prior to any confrontation you think you may be having. It'll help to deflect bad moods/negativity and will make it easier for you to deal (or totally avoid) people who aren't going to be nice.

Prayer and Positive Affirmations

Both prayer and positive affirmations can be used to strengthen any protections you already are using. Both of these help to raise your vibration and puts you into harmony with the positive forces of the universe.

Sample Affirmations for Protection include:

I am totally protected from all ill will and harm.

I am blessed and protected on the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels.

Only positive things are allowed around me.

I feel joy and love in everything I do.

Why the last one? Joy and love are the keys to maintaining a healthy and high vibrational field. When we can turn our attitudes toward complete joy and love we will, over time, eventually discover that we only attract those joy and loving people and situations into our lives. Any negative ones that do occur simply aren't able to handle this type of energy for long and extended periods of time and thus will remove themselves from your presence.

Archangel Michael Invocation

Finally, the last thing we are going to talk about in our basics of protection article is angels and guides. Please, brace yourselves, you are going to get the short cliff notes version here as those are, once again, a topic for another article.

We all have the ability to "summon" angels and spiritual beings to aid and assist us. We call this "summoning" an invocation.

To perform an invocation you can either be very ritualistic and look for a bunch of herbs and other supplies that various magic books will claim you need OR you can have total faith that the being you are asking for assistance will be there when you call on them.

To enlist angels to help it's simply a matter of asking.

Angels, according to most sources, are bound by an angelic law which dictates that they can't interfere in a humans life unless one of two conditions are met.

A) That person is in mortal danger and it's not yet their time to depart from this world.


B) A person, in sincere concern, has mentally or verbally asked for their help.

Of all the angels, Archangel Michael is the one most often associated with protection. He is considered the angel of war and protection and is most noted, mythologically speaking, for casting Satan from heaven during the heavenly wars.

Calling upon this loving yet very protective angel can be done in a couple of ways.

The most basic is simply saying "Archangel Michael, I give you permission to be here with me."

There is also a Catholic Prayer dedicated to this angel which you may say which will also enlist his help.

"Michael the Archangel, please defend me in my day of battle. Be my safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. Rebuke him, I humbly pray. May the price of the heavenly hosts cast into hell Satan and all evil beings seeking to ruin the souls of man."

Whatever the case, know that when you invoke or call this particular angel it's not uncommon to feel an air pressure change and/or a great deal of warmth and heat when he is around.

Now that you have some of the basics down it would be a good idea for you to practice these and make a careful note on what happens when you use different techniques.

The more often you use them the more skillful and stronger you'll become with them and the more benefit you'll receive from them.


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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Sometimes We need to help people to help themselves

I'm dedicating today's message in honor of my cousin Lynsey !

As we all are aware life today is very tough and some of us are in deep.  If you count the number of foreclosures on your street you may be surprised to learn that at least one is in foreclosure.  On my street (which I live in a Court) We have TWO going up for trustee sales.  In our neighborhood we have several.

Doing the line of work of helping those in need and trying to restore faith;  at times I find it very hard especially when it hits home and affects some of my family members.   My cousin happens to be one who is suffering and needing to put food on her table.  She is trying to make life a little better by selling some very inexpensive products (which if you look at my entire blog you will see the things that she is offering). 

I ask that you search your hearts and if you can afford to buy just ONE thing it will help so much.  Yes I know, times are tough and you may not be in a good place right now but sometimes when we reach out to help others we are actually helping ourselves.  I truly believe with all my heart that when you do a good deed then a good deed will find you in return.  So, if you can possibly help or if you know someone who can, please feel free to pass this site along to others.

Thanks for your support and your attention.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Nurturing Your Spirit!

Nurturing Your Spirit by Bonnie Moss

Do you ever wonder about the other “YOU ?”

The one that speaks to you quietly, the one that helps you find inspiration. It is in your spirit that the feeling of love and peace reign supreme. It is where happiness is free to embrace you.

It is the voice that shouts the emptiness of your life, despite all the trappings of luxury that you surround yourself with. It is the loneliness that overwhelms you, calling to you to wake up. There’s more to life than wallowing in your misery. It’s your spirit starved for attention and love.

Ever wonder who you truly share the heights of joy, or the depths of pain and sorrow, when everyone else is out of reach? Reach out within yourself.

What gives you strength, courage and empowerment? Why does negative self-talk feel magnified especially in your solitude?

We all have a Spirit, if you would stop, listen and nurture it. It will not lead you astray. Negative vibrations weigh you down, because the spirit does not want to have anything to do with your negative attitudes. It serves you no purpose. It’s almost trying to tell you, Hey, if you pursue this course, you’re on your own. Listen to me and I’ll show you a better way.

Do not confuse connecting with your spirit with denial.

To acknowledge your spirit steers you clear of the mental chaos and confusion that magnifies the trials, obscures the solutions, clouds your judgment and drags you deeper in the mire. Denial is the result of being disconnected with your spirit.

Problems, trials, disappointments are part of life. No matter how dark the clouds are, through blizzard, storm and tsunami, the sun always comes up, bright and warm.

Think about it, ask yourself, how can you nurture your spirit? This is how I do it:

-Start and end my day with a prayer of gratitude.

-Meditate, stay grounded and live in the present.

-Today well-lived makes for a better tomorrow.

-Know that problems are but stepping stones to better times.

-Count my blessings, share what I can with others.

-Read inspiring books and quotations.

-Listen to soothing music, play the piano.

-Appreciate nature’s beauty.

-Know that patience is a virtue,i.e., grin and bear it.

-Try to show compassion / kindness, for everyone has their own battles to fight.

-Let those I love know they are loved everyday.

-Let bygones be bygones.

-Move on, for there’s nothing I can do about what’s past but learn from it.

-Dream a bit.

About the Author: Bonnie Moss writes about spirituality, tools available to all to walk the path. Visit her website, a metaphysical site that offers information on tarot, crystals, aura, angels, journalling and more. She is the Executive Secretary of Tarot Canada International, as well as a regular contributor of articles to the newletter, Future Endeavours. Visit her website:

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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Introducing : Scentsy

Browse Now!

Here is a wonderful site that my cousin Lynsey is a part of and I thought I would share it with you especially if you like scented things like I do.  The site offers:

* Warmers

*Full-Size Warmers

*Mid-Size Warmers

*Plug-In Warmers

*DIY (Design It Yourself)

*DIY Warmers

*DIY Theme Packs


*Scentsy Bars

*Scentsy Bricks

*Fragrances On the Go!

*Hanging Fresheners

*Travel Tins

*Room Sprays

*Combine and Save


*Monthly Specials

*Scent & Warmer of the Month

*Close-Out Items

*Close-Out Full-Size Warmers

*Close-Out Plug-In Warmers

*Warmer Components

*Replacement Parts

*Individual Warmer Pieces