30 December 2007

Saying So Long

Saying So long to a long and interesting year.

Exciting new ventures, knowledge gained, and wisdom attained.

A year of choices not too sound, followed by choices that were sound or at least seem so for the time being.

New friends made, good bye to those once thought friends but were not really.

Relationships on borrowed time that on the one hand never should have been allowed in but if it weren't for them the flowering bud of knowledge could not open into an everlasting blossom of wisdom.

So it is okay. No regrets. Because in the end what really counts is what really matters.

How can you appreciate the good times for what they truly are unless you have weathered through the seemingly bad times.

I appreciate all those who have been apart of my life this past year.

Even those in particular who caused what seemed at the time to be pain.

But true relationships can be reconciled and this year I reconciled three relationships so I see much in my favor.

I have been blessed.

My health has been good. The health of my children even better.

I hope that all I have endured is not for naught.

I hope that I have learned to be softer, less judgmental, more loving and more open.

Open to love and open to change.

And for those that I may have inadvertently (no matter how "on purpose" my actions
may have seemed) caused pain, please forgive me and instead of resentment use what you have gone through as a means or method to grown in your own life...to truly appreciate what you have...and to learn also to never been in judgment of others....and to learn also to approach life in a kinder gentler way. As I have. Because no one has the market cornered on pain, long suffering or being wronged.

Although I'd like for it to be smooth and hassle free the better of me prays that this year will be good for me as well, that I may grow more into who I truly am.

And may my light shine brightly...may I always remember the spark of the Divine that glows within me. May I honor my spark and may I honor your spark because we are one and the same.

May my children truly grow into compassionate beings, loving people, sensitive and willing to contribute to healing.

And may you continue to grow, blossom and shine brightly as you forge ahead in your time that you have on this blue and green bubble.

I love you.

26 December 2007

The Five Objects of the Reiki Ryoho

According to Kimiko Koyama, the five objects of the Reiki Ryoho are:

1. Tai (body) Ken (health)

The body is the temple of God. Knowing this, we should take care of it and worship in it. Ultimately, we will not be able to endure the experience of enlightenment without a healthy body. We can make the body strong with Reiki, meditation, proper diet , and ...laughter!

2. En (relation, connection, fate, love, karma) Bi (beauty)

Beauty and love go hand in hand. If you see the beauty in every being sentient or insentient, you are bound to live a peaceful and fulfilled life.

3. Kokoro (heart and mind) Makoto (sincerity, authenticity)

Kokoro, the unity of heart and mind, is already mentioned elsewhere. The way to achieve this unity of heart and mind is by being our authentic selves.

4. Sai (talent) Chikara (power)

Talent and power go together. When we follow our talent the result is a power that no one can resist. There's no need to fear our own abilities!

5. Tsutome (duty) Do (work)

Our duty is to work on ourselves. In whatever we do, we should give the best we have. There's no need to hold back what we can give to others--and to ourselves.

25 December 2007

Measure Spiritual Journey

from the book CHAKRAS FOR STARTERS by Savitri Simpson

Remember, too, that it is important not to assess the value of your meditations or measure your spiritual progress b whether or not you experience phenomena, such as colours or sounds that may or may not come to you.

Paramhansa Yogananda said: "The path to God is not a circus." Rather, observe how you are changing as a person in daily life. As one great saint put it: "Your religion is tested best in the cold light of day."

24 December 2007

Distant Healing Network

Volunteering is very important. Giving back.

Origins of The Distant Healing Network

The-DHN was established on May 8th, 1996, by Elwin Reed RM.

The Words of Elwin Reed - RM

I took my Reiki III, ART, Karuna I and II, and finally my Reiki Master training from a local Master/Teacher (Maureen Pysklevic) who is very much a traditionalist in her approach to training. She has her Master students do a six month period of "internship" (for lack of a better word) combined with weekly mentorship sessions during that period. She "suggests" that the students take on some humanitarian endeavour relating to Reiki during the internship. This might be something like visiting a senior's home to give free Reiki, or offering your services at a centre for palliative care. I was casting about for something to take on, when the idea of putting up a Healing Request Page occurred to me.

I put up the page with the form in the Gateway pages, now at http://www.the-synergy.com/, thinking I might get a couple of requests a week that I could work on. I've forgotten the exact numbers by now, but I think there was something like two requests the first week, five the second and it continued to grow from there.

At first I enlisted the help of some of the other students at Maureen's Reiki Centre, giving them their cases by telephone. One night while browsing William Rand's website, I got the idea of e-mailing some of the people who had their names and messages posted on the Guest Page, asking them to volunteer. The first to reply was Rick Rivard. Other early volunteers were Jean Girling, Lois Hutchison and Robyn Walters.

I know I had over thirty volunteers, it may have even been over forty, before Rick took over a bunch of them and became the first Group Leader. I think it was about a year after it started that I put in place the first Case Managers. The rest, as they say, is history ...............

Return to: The-DHN Home Page

23 December 2007

Full Moon

Mama Luna, you are beautiful and full.

Thank you for your milky white....

Your satiny silver and gray....

You make my face glow

with love
with glee

You are beautiful and full

and remind me most of the beauty within....

The Five Objects of the Reiki Ryoho: #1

Tai (Body) Ken (Health)

The body is the temple of God. Knowing this, we should take care of it and worship in it. Ultimately, we will not be able to endure the experience of enlightenment without a healthy body. We can make the body strong withe Reiki, meditation, proper diet, and...laughter!

(the spirit of reiki; lotus press)

20 December 2007

The Emergence of ReiKiMan

Uh, have you met ReiKiMan?

I just received my issue of Reiki News Magazine....

and I've encountered The Emergence of Reikiman....

at first glance I thought it was "corny" (i know, that word dates me)
but then after reading the comic...it was pretty cool.....

The woman has an issue with her Reiki flow... and after a bit... Reikiman shows up.... you will have to read the issue to see whats up....

If you have read it, I'd love to hear your thoughts....

Where is ReikiWoman, Reikiboy and Reikigirl?

Aura Colours

From the website: Reiki For Holistic Health

WHAT IS THE AURA?

The aura is the electromagnetic field that surrounds the human body (Human Energy Field-HEF) and every organism and object in the Universe.

The Human Energy Field as a collection of electro - magnetic energies of varying densities that permeate through and emit or exit from the physical body of a living person. These particles of energy are suspended around the healthy human body in an oval shaped field. This "auric egg" emits out from the body approximately 2-3 feet (1 metre on average) on all sides. It extends above the head and below the feet into the ground.

To see a photo of the aura, please click here.


WHAT DOES AN AURA CONSIST OF?

The aura consist of seven levels/layers/auric bodies . Each one of the subtle bodies that exist around the physical body, has its own unique frequency. They are interrelated, and affect one another and the person's feelings, emotions, thinking, behaviour, and health as well. Therefore a state of imbalance in one of the bodies leads to a state of imbalance in the others.



THE AURIC BODIES AND YOUR NEEDS ON EACH LEVEL OF AURIC FIELD

1) Physical auric body - Physical sensations. Simple physical comfort, pleasure, health.

2) The etheric auric body - Emotions with respect to self. Self-acceptance and self love.

3) Vital auric body - Rational mind. To understand the

situation in a clear, linear, rational way.

4) Astral (emotional) body - Relations with others. Loving interaction with friends and family.

5) Lower mental auric body - Divine will within. To align with the divine will within, to make commitment to speak and follow the truth.

6) Higher mental auric body - Divine love, and spiritual ecstasy.

7) Spiritual (intuitive) body - Divine mind, serenity. To be connected to divine mind and to understand the greater universal pattern.

AURA COLOR MEANINGS

RED AURA COLOR: Relates to the physical body, hart or circulation. The densest color, it creates the most friction. Friction attracts or repels; money worries or obsessions; anger or unforgiveness; anxiety or nervousness

Deep Red: Grounded, realistic, active, strong will-power, survival-oriented.

Muddied red: Anger (repelling)

Clear red: Powerful, energetic, competitive, sexual, passionate

Pink-bright and light: Loving, tender, sensitive, sensual, artistic, affection, purity, compassion; new or revieved romantic relationship. Can indicate clairaudience.

Dark and murky pink: Immature and/or dishonest nature

Orange Red: Confidence, creative power

In a good, bright and pure state, red energy can serve as a healthy ego.

ORANGE AURA COLOR: Relates to reproductive organs and emotions. The color of vitality, vigor, good health and excitement. Lots of energy and stamina, creative, productive, adventurous, courageous, outgoing social nature; currently experiencing stress related to apetites and addictions;

Orange-Yellow: Creative, intelligent, detail oriented, perfectionist, scientific.

YELLOW AURA COLOR: Relates to the spleen and life energy. It is the color of awakening, inspiration, intelligence and action shared, creative, playful, optimistic, easy-going.

Light or pale yellow: Emerging psychic and spiritual awareness; optimism and hopefulness; positive excitement about new ideas.

Bright lemon-yellow: Struggling to maintain power and control in a personal or business relationship; fear of losing control, prestige, respect, and/or power.

Clear gold metallic, shiny and bright: Spiritual energy and power activated and awakened; an inspired person.

Dark brownish yellow or gold: A student, or one who is straining at studying; overly analitical to the point of feeling fatigued or stressed; trying to make up for "lost time" by learning everything all at once.

GREEN AURA COLOR: Relates to heart and lungs. It is a very comfortable, healthy color of nature. When seen in the aura this usually represents growth and balance, and most of all, something that leads to change. Love of people, animals, nature; teacher; social

Bright emerald green: A healer, also a love-centered person

Yellow-Green: Creative with heart, communicative

Dark or muddy forest green: Jealousy, resentment, feeling like a victim of the world; blaming self or others; insecurity and low self-esteem; lack of understanding personal responsibility; sensitive to perceived criticism

Turquoise: Relates to the immune system. Sensitive, compassionate, healer, therapist.

BLU AURA COLOR: Relates to the throat, thyroid. Cool, calm, and collected. Caring, loving, love to help others, sensitive, intuitive.

Soft blue: Peacefulness, clarity and communication; truthful; intuitive

Bright royal blue: Clairvoyant; highly spiritual nature; generous; on the right path; new opportunities are coming

Dark or muddy blue: Fear of the future; fear of self-expression; fear of facing or speaking the truth

INDIGO AURA COLOR: Relates to the third eye, visual and pituitary gland. Intuitive, sensitive, deep feeling.

VIOLET AURA COLOR: Relates to crown, pineal gland and nervous system. The most sensitive and wisest of colors. This is the intuitive color in the aura, and reveals psychic power of attunement with self. Intuitive, visionary, futuristic, idealistic, artistic, magical.

LAVENDER AURA COLOR: Imagination, visionary, daydreamer, etheric.

SILVER AURA COLOR: This is the color of abundance, both spiritual and physical. Lots of bright silver can reflect to plenty of money, and/or awakening of the cosmic mind.

Bright metallic silver: Receptive to new ideas; intuitive; nurturing

Dark and muddy gray: Residue of fear is accumulating in the body, with a potential for health problems, especially if gray clusters seen in specific areas of the body

GOLD AURA COLOR: The color of enlightenment and divine protection. When seen within the aura, it says that the person is being guided by their highest good. It is divine guidance. Protection, wisdom, inner knowledge, spiritual mind, intuitive thinker.

BLACK AURA COLOR: Draws or pulls energy to it and in so doing, transforms it. It captures light and consumes it. Usually indicates long-term unforgiveness (toward others or another) collected in a specific area of the body, which can lead to health problems; also, entitities within a person's aura, chakras, or body; past life hurts; unreleased grief from abortions if it appears in the ovaries

WHITE AURA COLOR: Reflects other energy. A pure state of light. Often represents a new, not yet designated energy in the aura. Spiritual, etheric and non-physical qualities, transcendent, higher dimensions. Purity and truth; angelic qualities.

White sparkles or flashes of white light: angels are nearby; can indicate that the person is pregnant or will be soon

EARTH AURA COLORS: Soil, wood, mineral, plant. These colors display a love of the Earth, of being grounded and is seen in those who live and work on the outdoors....construction, farming, etc. These colors are important and are a good sign.

RAINBOWS: Rainbow-colored stripes, sticking out like sunbeams from the hand, head or body: A Reiki healer, or a starperson (someone who is in the first incarnation on Earth)

PASTELS: A sensitive blend of light and color, more so than basic colors. Shows sensitivity and a need for serenity.

DIRTY BROWN OVERLAY: Holding on to energies. Insecurity.

DIRTY GRAY OVERLY: Blocking energies. Guardedness.

http://www.reiki-for-holistic-health.com/auracolormeanings.html

18 December 2007

17 December 2007

Compassion in Action

Compassion in Action: Volunteer Part Deux

Blessings everyone,
I've been perusing James Deacons website which is chock full of fabulous
Reiki material.

He has a link on there to CARING CENTER

I've checked it out and it seems to be an organization that promotes opening up free centers around the world where people are able to go for complimentary care modalities.

Such as Reiki :-) of course.

Please check it out...it sounds like a wonderful program. They give you the tools to get one started in your area.

So if you know of anyone that has space they can allow you (You and other practitioners WITH you) to set up shop once a week for 2 hours to offer to facilitate healing for others.

Quickly scanned the list and seems some people use local houses of worship for space (I use a local church to host the Reiki Circle here) others have used Spas, places of business...etc.

I do not know but I would be willing to be that a business could donate space and consider that charity on their taxes?? I don't know.

Anyhoo, they provide a PDF packet on how to get one started in your area.

Take a gander this is a wonderful idea.

Good luck (do not fear)

CARING CENTER

12 December 2007

Be of Good Cheer

This was posted to the list ReikiPath--and I felt it is very appropriate to share with you as we all need a pick me up every now and then.

When we feel like life just is not going the way we want.

Or we have someone in our presence who seems to have the ability to just strip us raw.
*****************************
try to remember these lines,

" Most men consider the course of events as natural,
and inevitable.
They little know what radical changes are possible
through Prayer !"
-- Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda --

God has never given us a dream without also including
the power to achieve that dream.

We cannot teach people anything, we can only help them
discover it within themselves.
Galileo Galilei

"And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer,
believing, ye shall receive." -Matthew 21:22

surah 48 / 1 surely we have given u victory

*********
Thank you Sushil for sharing this inspiring and uplifting words....

Things to Remember

This was posted to the list ReikiPath--and I felt it is very appropriate to share with you as we all need a pick me up every now and then.

When we feel like life just is not going the way we want.

Or we have someone in our presence who seems to have the ability to just strip us raw.
*****************************
try to remember these lines,

" Most men consider the course of events as natural,
and inevitable.
They little know what radical changes are possible
through Prayer !"
-- Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda --

God has never given us a dream without also including
the power to achieve that dream.

We cannot teach people anything, we can only help them discover it within themselves.
Galileo Galilei

"And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer,
believing, ye shall receive." -Matthew 21:22

surah 48 / 1 surely we have given u victory

*********
Thank you Sushil for sharing this inspiring and uplifting words....

11 December 2007

Chakra Exercise


by Laurelle Shanti Gaia

Following are some affirmations that can be used, in conjunction with Reiki, prayer and/or meditation to assist in clearing and balancing the chakras. These affirmations indicate the areas that each chakra relates to in reference to our thoughts, feelings and actions.

BASE/ROOT - RED
From the Light of God within my being I release all judgment and concern over fear, prosperity and survival. Fear is my teacher, I send it love and blessings. (repeat 2 more times) And So It Is

SACRAL/SPLEEN/2ND - ORANGE

From the Light of God within my being I release all judgments and concern over sexuality, procreation, organization, emotion and nurturance .
(repeat 2 more times) And So It Is

SOLAR PLEXUS - YELLOW

From the Light of God within my being I release all judgment and concern over power, limitation and action. POWER is my birthright, it cannot be misused. Only used for the good of myself and all creation. The only TRUE power is LOVE (repeat 2 more times) And So It Is

HEART - GREEN - PINK

From the Light of God within my being I release all judgment and concern over healing, unity and love. I am love, I accept Love from myself and others. I Love myself. (repeat 2 more times)
And So It Is

THROAT - SKY BLUE

From the Light of God within my being I release all judgments and concern over creativity, expression of Love and communication. I will express and communicate with Love for all creation. (repeat 2 more times) And So It Is

3RD EYE/BROW - INDIGO BLUE

From the Light of God within my being I release all judgments and concern over imagination, visualization and seeing God. I now see God in myself and all creation. (repeat 2 more times) And So It Is

CROWN - VIOLET/GOLD /WHITE

From the Light of God within my being I release all judgment and concern over enlightenment and judgment. I do not judge myself or others anymore. I see all as one. (repeat 2 more times)
And So It Is
Healing takes place by changing energy. Affirmations can be very powerful instruments of change and transformation. The spoken word, influences both mental and emotional patterns which are held in the etheric field. The more frequently an affirmation is spoken throughout the day, the more effective it becomes.
Using affirmations is like reprogramming a computer. You put new "codes" in to replace old outdated programs. If you have a very deeply seated negative core belief, it may be necessary to combine other methods with the affirmation. Working with Reiki and the mental/emotional frequency in combination with affirmation can be very effective, because you are also energetically affecting the old belief in addition to creating a new thought pattern.
When you have done something that you wish you had done differently, have you ever said "Ohhh...I am so stupid!". How about "I am getting so fat!" Or has anyone ever said to you "If you can't do it right, don't do it at all!", or "If you can't do this, you will never amount to anything." or "You have to work hard for everything in life". or "Life isn't easy". Are any of those familiar?

Statements like that affect our personal programming, beliefs or codes.
If you would like to transform a toxic core belief into a positive one:
Try this:

Pay very close attention to your body, and how you feel. Begin very slow, very deep breathing and focus on relaxing your body from head to toe. Perhaps you might do an inner scan. Just close your eyes and bring all your awareness to the top of your head (inside your head). Then slowly move your awareness down through your body. Be aware of how easily, or difficultly your consciousness moves. Does it move smoothly and easily all the way to your toes, or is there a feeling of sluggishness, pain, or tingling anywhere?

Just make a mental note of anything you feel.

Now, repeat this three times "I am sooo stupid!".

Check in now and see how you feel. Do another scan, pay attention to each of the chakras and make note of any differences you feel.

Now, if you don't like what you feel, repeat this three times
"I am a brilliant, confident, successful person!"

Check in again and make note of changes.
This exercise can help you experience the power your thoughts and words carry,
and how they affect your emotions.
There is a direct interface between your mental body, which houses your mental programming, and your emotional body which is home to your emotional coding. When thoughts/words/energy enter the mental body, they connect to the emotional body and create an emotional response. They can affect your sense of self-worth, or personal empowerment and many other aspects of your life.

Take some time to reflect on what type of etheric programmer you are.

Do you feed yourself positive messages, or negative ones?

It is relatively easy to create changes in your thoughts, beliefs and emotions by using affirmation.
In doing so you can positively affect your physical body as well.

Illness often begins in the mental body. By changing unhealthy thought patterns, you can change the way you process your emotions, and ultimately the energy that flows into your physical body from your etheric field, chakras, and through your meridians.

Change your mind ... change your heart ....
change your health ... CHANGE YOUR LIFE

Reiki Path of Service

It is my belief that one should always be open to the current and flow of Life. Even through trying times we must try to hold on to the belief that something good will come out of what ever trials we are going through.

Holding to the Five Spiritual Principles of Reiki really can lend towards a greater awareness, appreciation and syncronicity of life.

Just for today....do not worry

Just for today....do not anger

Just for today....honor your parents,
teachers and elders

Just for today....earn your living honestly

Just for today....show gratitude to everything
In keeping with this (my) Reiki spiritual philosophy I'd like to show gratitude towards those who have gently (and sometimes not so gently) pushed me towards my Reiki calling and I'd like to thank my Reiki teachers along the way.

My mother, Toni, for being my number one cheerleader, support and constant source of unconditional love. To my brother, Damien, for living his gift of healing in a quiet manner and being committed to the path of service...first to his family and now to the community.

For Alan S. B., MD., for not only twice making the statement that Reiki was definitely for me but for also being the vehicle which delivered that not so pleasant wake up call (and forceful impetus) that assisted me in my spiritual journey by reminding me of who I am and where I really need to be.

For Lady Rachel Evanofsky for giving my first empowerment and encouraging me to self-heal each day.

For Arnie Hagerty for being one of my first teachers and for Diane Griffin for the several sessions of guidance and empowerment and initiation into Second Degree Reiki.

I'm also very thankful for my teacher Dharmadevi for providing resources, teaching and further empowerments for Reiki I,II,III as I walk along my Reiki path. She is a beautiful soul dedicated to the path of Reiki and Ananda Yoga.

And last but must certainly not least I offer thanks for my teachers Paula Michal-Johnson,PHd (Care Alternative), Dora Martinez-Armonstrong, RN, and Linda Baker,MD for laying a most beautiful foundation in my soul for a path of service in the heart of Reiki and for my Third (Master) Degree of both Usui Shiki Ryoho and Raku Kei Reiki system of natural healing.

Yes, I awoke this morning with a deep since of gratitude for the path and journey of my life. And through smiles and tears and smiles again I wanted to make sure I commit to writing for all to see my public thanking of those who have touched my life in so many beautiful, interesting and most unexpected ways.

On my path of service in the heart of Reiki!

Eighth Night


This evening is the eighth day of Chanukah and thus the final.

This is the season of lights...of celebrating miracles.

Celebrate the miracles in your life.

Your family and friends and the love they give you.

For every breath you take....

Love and light to you all,

07 December 2007

Reiki Book Recommendation

These are books I would recommend to the novice and veterans alike :-) The spirit of the writing is wonderful, inclusive and patient. The subject matter and depth serves only to inspire, share knowledge and edify.

They are invaluable gems in my personal library.


The Spirit of Reiki
by Walter Lubeck, Frank Arjava Petter & William Lee Rand
The Spirit of Reiki ISBN 9780914955672
The Complete Handbook of the Reiki System


and

Reiki Best Practices
by Walter Lubeck and Frank Arjava Petter
Reiki Best Practices ISBN 9780914955740
Wonder Tools of Healing for the First, Second and Third Degree Reiki

--

And the final book I will share with you

Esoteric Anatomy: The Body as Consciousness

06 December 2007

Just Where You Are


Ever think about things you wanna do? Wish you could do?
If only.... or when you...(fill in the blanks)

Whether it is two day, tomorrow, or here, there or on the moon
the only place you can start is with you....

So why wait? Why dream? You know the old saying... Just do it?

It is never too late, too early to start with you!

So dare to activate your wildest dream...now....

Open your eyes and see the synchronicity all around you....

Open your eyes to see the opportunities, the connections, the network
you have available.

When you welcome just one opportunity with a grateful heart I guarantee
you that more will follow.

The path of your life is yours alone....and its all laid out before you
if only you would trust you would see the door or the window....one step
at a time.

And...if you fall or stumble, don't worry... rest a bit and get back up....
we are here to support you

03 December 2007

A Reiki Path Of Service

It is my belief that one should always be open to the current and flow of Life. Even through trying times we must try to hold on to the belief that something good will come out of what ever trials we are going through.

Holding to the Five Spiritual Principles of Reiki really can lend towards a greater awareness, appreciation and syncronicity of life.

Just for today....do not worry

Just for today....do not anger

Just for today....honor your parents,
teachers and elders

Just for today....earn your living honestly

Just for today....show gratitude to everything
In keeping with this (my) Reiki spiritual philosophy I'd like to show gratitude towards those who have gently (and sometimes not so gently) pushed me towards my Reiki calling and I'd like to thank my Reiki teachers along the way.

My mother, Toni, for being my number one cheerleader, support and constant source of unconditional love. To my brother, Damien, for living his gift of healing in a quiet manner and being committed to the path of service...first to his family and now to the community.

For Alan S. B., MD., for not only twice making the statement that Reiki was definitely for me but for also being the vehicle which delivered that not so pleasant wake up call (and forceful impetus) that assisted me in my spiritual journey by reminding me of who I am and where I really need to be.

For Lady Rachel Evanofsky for giving my first empowerment and encouraging me to self-heal each day.

For Arnie Hagerty for being one of my first teachers and for Diane Griffin for the several sessions of guidance and empowerment and initiation into Second Degree Reiki.

I'm also very thankful for my teacher Dharmadevi for providing resources, teaching and further empowerments for Reiki I,II,III as I walk along my Reiki path. She is a beautiful soul dedicated to the path of Reiki and Ananda Yoga.

And last but must certainly not least I offer thanks for my teachers Paula Michal-Johnson,PHd (Care Alternative), Dora Martinez-Armonstrong, RN, and Linda Baker,MD for laying a most beautiful foundation in my soul for a path of service in the heart of Reiki and for my Third (Master) Degree of both Usui Shiki Ryoho and Raku Kei Reiki system of natural healing.

Yes, I awoke this morning with a deep since of gratitude for the path and journey of my life. And through smiles and tears and smiles again I wanted to make sure I commit to writing for all to see my public thanking of those who have touched my life in so many beautiful, interesting and most unexpected ways.

On my path of service in the heart of Reiki!

15 November 2007

Spiritual Aromatherapy Course

This course comes highly recommend by me...and just about anything else that Sister Dharmadevi teaches.

One of the glories of the internet is that it puts us in touch with Teachers that we would be hard pressed to find.....but when the student is ready the teacher will come.

Dharmadevi is a lovely young woman with an old soul...

Here is more information about her course.

Taught by DharmaDevi

Aromatherapy has been considered an incredibly powerful healing tool since ancient times. In Aromatherapy we utilize pure and potent plant essences also known of as Essential Oils.

This course is not just about developing a deeper and greater understanding of essential oils in general but for understanding and gaining a greater appreciation for all of nature, especially plants and trees and the wonderful things they offer to humanity. It is about developing an inner connection with plant life and especially for the essences of the plants, also known as essential oils. You will learn that plants have feelings and communicate in their own special way. You will learn how developing the lines of communication can help you in selecting oils for yourself and others in a much more intimate way than through the strict "science of aromatherapy", which works almost completely with the mental and physical levels. You will also find that there is no shortage of scientific data in this course (for those of us with more analytical minds!).

The Reiki Blessings Academy's Spiritual Aromatherapy Course is unlike most on the market because, not only does it reach the holistic level through the spiritual level first and foremost, you'll also find you are immediately provided with everything you need to get hands-on experience with the most popular essential oils through the Spiritual Aromatherapist Kit: (12) 5/8 dram amber vials of the most popular 100% pure essential oils, 1oz of Sweet Almond Carrier Oil, 1oz of Jojoba Carrier Oil, (3) 5/8 dram empty amber vials, (4) 1/3oz empty amber bottles with drip caps, (2) glass droppers, 1/3oz frosted glass perfume spray bottle.

5/8 dram amber vials of the following 100% pure essential oils are included:
  • Lavender
  • Frankincense
  • Myrrh
  • Rosemary
  • Lemon
  • Cinnamon Leaf
  • Juniper
  • Peppermint
  • Rose Geranium
  • Roman Chamomile
  • Clary Sage
  • Cedarwood

You will also receive a textbook, a workbook and a musical CD for use during Spiritual Aromatherapy sessions. You will receive assignments and case studies to be completed and returned to Reiki Blessings Academy in order to receive your beautiful certificate of completion. Tutorship is available for as long as you need it. As a special treat, you will receive a free Distance Aroma-Essence Session from your instructor. This session is sent in a similarly to a distance attunement or chakra clearing but it is totally different as essential oils are used to bless the receiver in a very special way. The session will be scheduled at a convenient time for you upon enrolment in the course.

Learning Objectives:
  • Plants and Their Spiritual Nature
  • Using Essential Oils for Spiritual Union
  • What are Essential Oils?
  • Handling and Storage
  • Anointing
  • Spiritual Blending - with prayer and affirmation
  • Methods of Use
  • Carrier Oils
  • Prayer and Meditation
  • Angelic Aromas
  • Clearing the Atmosphere
  • Energy-Cleansing Baths
  • The Subtle Bodies
  • Essential Oils and the Human Auric Field
  • Vibrational Aromatherapy
  • The Chakras
  • Body Scanning
  • Energetic Aromatherapy
  • Essential Oils and Distant Healing
  • Essential Oils and Spiritual Healing
  • Essential Oils and Reiki
  • Essential Oils and Crystals
  • Spiritual Profiles of Essential Oils
  • Code of Ethics
  • Much More!

  • 01 November 2007

    Calcite

    Stone of the Month
    Calcite – Calcite increases and amplifies energy. This makes it an excellent stone for distance healing, as well as other types of healing. One of the energies it amplifies is learning abilities, and thus is a great stone for students.

    Calcite is a protecting, grounding and centering stone, and can help bring inner peace. Since calcite also promotes creativity and imagination, this inner peace it can bring is a vibrant one.

    Calcite has been said to increase prosperity. It can also be helpful in astral travel and in channeling, as well as increasing intuition. Calcite is also a stone of spirituality and wisdom.

    All calcites are helpful in lessening of fear and reducing stress. Calcite is probably the premier cleanser of stored negative energies in the human system, and works on all levels from the physical to the etheric. This makes it a very purifying stone. It can also be used to clear negativity in the environment, such as a room that it's in.

    In the realm of relationships, calcite brings its properties of grounding and centering, to make it a stone of reconciliation. Calcite can ameliorate arguments in a relationship, and help maintain a practical balance between the people in the relationship.

    Physically, calcites are good for back pain, increasing physical strength, teeth, eyes, and are generally good for healing. Clear calcite can be used for treating all conditions. It can also be used for detoxifying and as an antiseptic agent. Calcite is especially helpful with emotional and mental conditions.

    Clear calcite can be used to open and balance all the chakras. Calcite of different colors is great for using to open and balance the various chakras.

    Judgment

    ********************

    Be mindful of how you judge others.
    When you stand in judgment of others
    you are also judging yourself.

    ********************

    I've learned that when I judge another
    as bossy, pushy or even selfish that
    there are some truths in there that pertain
    to me.

    That perhaps my judging that person makes
    me feel superior because I am not THAT.

    But I've realised that to judge the others outward
    act is entirely wrong for me to do.

    Why? Because I am not all knowing. I do not know
    that persons thought process. Perhaps they are
    not of the level to understand that what they
    may be doing could be harmful to another.

    Judging them lowers my vibration. Instead I should
    focus on myself and what I should not be doing. And if
    I see in another a behaviour I do not agree with I should
    make sure I am not also committing that behaviour.

    I should not think negative of that person.
    I should instead bless them to grow. And continue to seek
    to grow myself.

    Turning the intention inward and focusing on bettering myself
    will set an example for others.

    There is no ones behaviour I can control or change but my own.

    When I choose to not live in judgment it betters my relationship
    with others around me.

    And of course if it is a person whose actions continuously infringe
    upon my life I should simply remove myself from that situation
    or relationship and continue moving forward.

    29 October 2007

    Shalom Reiki™

    Peace of Mind, Body and Spirit through Energy Healing.

    Shalom Reiki Healing Hands

    October 29, 2007

    22 October 2007

    Delusion

    Funny Quote of the Day - Jane Wagner -

    "The ability to delude yourself may be an important survival tool."

    18 October 2007

    Reiki Spiritual Practice

    If you think about it, when it boils down to the last drop
    Reiki is first and foremost a spiritual practice whose daily
    application leads to healing on various levels, first and foremost
    on a spiritual level.

    Reiki can be seen, and I believe IS, as a unifying spiritual practice
    that can be an augmentation to any "religious belief" and as a matter
    of fact can be a religious practice in and of itself.

    A religious practice that centers squarely on the practicioner and his or
    her's connection to the Divine Source of Life.

    On the surface Reiki is merely seen as a healing form but the connection
    and substance is much more than skin deep, pun intended.

    Practicing Reiki has greatly enhanced my connection to MY center and to what I refer to as "God" or The Source of Life.

    Reiki has helped me to maintain my emotional and spiritual composure through a difficult time of my life. Reiki has kept me smiling and kept me full of hope when everything else (or nearly everything) has gone awry.

    Reiki is a wonderful spiritual gift given to Humanity at a critical time in our existence.

    I hope Western thought does NOT control this gift, regulate it and crush it's blessing.


    But, alas, I fear greed will fight us to the bitter end.

    Word..... :-)

    P.S. How does one regulate Spirituality?
    How does a government regulate an individual's spiritual practice?

    And should that individual pray for another, or touch another and transmit spiritual love through mere touch... that is touch NOT physical manipulation how does the government regulate that? Attempting to regulate Reiki is a like attempting to regulate a loving embrace or hug. However, can I compare the two?

    Because Reiki is far less invasive than a simple hug. And if you are going to regulate Reiki which is completely non-invasive you may as regulate physical embrace called hugging 'cause far more damage could be caused to a person by hugging then than giving a Reiki touch EVER could.

    Do you doubt me? Think about it ....logically.

    10 October 2007

    Rosh Chodesh/New Moon

    Today is Rosh Chodesh...A New Moon!!

    Wow.....imagine being able to have a physical landmark
    to start a new every 28 or 30 days!

    What new projects can you start?

    What new book do you have to tackle?

    New idea and new plan??

    Well...I just did 20 minutes on my eliptical!

    Ha! How's that for starting the new moon!!

    Chazak! Chazak! From Strength to Strength!

    May you be blessed with courage, strength
    and fortitude as you embark upon new ventures
    in your life! Today the day....

    08 October 2007

    HaYom Yom


    Today's day....

    Yesterday I said goodbye to 9...

    9 whose numerical value is equivalent to
    the Hebrew word "EMETH" which means

    TRUTH

    The year 2007 and the number 9 are the
    same and it was a year of great truths for me
    to realise.

    I am thankful for that year and for the consciousness
    with which I went threw it.

    Because it is all about the journey not the destination.

    Today I say greetings to 10....
    The number for completion and wholeness.

    A year in which I see both 2008 and 10 coming up....

    A year in which to take the truths I have realised
    and used them in my life for further self-realisation/actualisation
    and continue upon this life's journey..

    May I continue to learn humility, patience, faith, compassion
    and understanding...may all of this accumulate in Chochmah/Wisdom.

    HaYom Yom upon this journey.
    ******************************

    10 - Ten - 10

    By Andrew Harris 28 October 1999 ©
    Last Modified 08/21/2001 07:59:32

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    Introduction

    The number ten is the start of a whole new order of numbers and the culmination of the numbers that come before it. This may seem to be merely a distinction given to ten under our decimal numbering system. However the numbering systems in use in the time that the Bible was written were also based upon the number ten. A look at the number values assigned to the Hebrew and Greek letters in the table shown in the introduction Hebrew and Greek numerics will show that the letters were given values from one to ten, then increasing in tens to 100 then increasing by 100's and so on. Furthermore numbering by tens is built in to our very anatomy, count up on your fingers and when they are all used, make a mark on a piece of paper and start from your first finger again. Soon you will have a number of marks, each representing 'two hands' worth. Thus in ancient times as in modern times ten is the start of a whole new order of numbers and the culmination of the numbers that come before it.

    Thus wherever ten is found this completeness of order is also seen. Ten implies completeness of order, nothing lacking and nothing over. It signifies that the cycle is complete and that everything is in its proper order. Thus ten represents the perfection of divine order.









    Ten is the first of the triangular numbers which has a center. A triangular number is one that can be arranged into a perfect equilateral triangle. Start with a single counter (coin, marble, or indeed anything, but round objects work best). Then add a row of two under it to form a triangle. Thus three is a triangular number, but has no center. Then add a row of three under that, thus six is a triangular number but also has no center. Add a row of four underneath and we have a triangle of ten, which has a center. The central counter of the "ten" triangle is the fifth. The progression of triangular numbers continues on to infinity. It turns out that every third triangular number has a central position. However ten is the only on in which the central position is occupied by the half of the total number. Thus among triangular numbers ten is marked as unique and special. Starting with the number one, ten is the fourth triangular number. Thus ten partakes to some extent of the symbolic meaning of the number four, the number of the world. It is our natural, physical bodies with ten fingers and toes that make it "natural" to use a counting system based upon tens.

    Of the four "perfect numbers" (3,7,10,12) the symbolism of ten - ordinal perfection is the only perfection that natural humans can even approach. While man's perfection falls far short of Gods perfection in all things, we can strive and achieve some measure of success with ordinal perfection. We can form a perfect cube, a perfect triangle, and so on. And even if we fall short of perfection in the actuality of these things the conceptual, or mathematical perfection of such is attainable for us. We cannot aspire to divine perfection on our own. We cannot aspire to spiritual perfection on our own. We cannot attain governmental perfection without God. Thus ordinal perfection, as symbolized by the number ten stands out as linked with the natural, the carnal (of the flesh, as our ten fingers literally are) and the world, and yet still perfect.






    Ten is also a tetrahedral number. If we start with one marble and then add a layer of three marbles under it we have a perfect tetrahedron of four marbles. If we then add another layer of six marbles under that we have a perfect tetrahedron of ten marbles. Such arrangements occur naturally in atomic structure of metals and other materials. In the physical sciences such an arrangement is called "close packed hexagonal" or cph for short. You may notice that each successive layer that is added is the next triangular number of marbles. Thus tetrahedral numbers are the sums of the triangular numbers. In the same way that ten is the fourth triangular number it is the third tetrahedral number. Thus ten is linked with the first of the "perfect numbers".

    03 October 2007

    Rolling into Autumn


    My absolute favorite time of the year.

    No moon as lovely as the harvest moon.

    The smell of dry red, yellow and burnt umber leaves
    gives me that deep down earthy home feeling....

    Not too cold but not too warm either....
    that in'tween weather

    Stand in the sun you are warm and toasty
    but step into the shadow of the tree of life
    and you wanna wrap your shawl that much more
    snug around you....or your sweater..

    Reiki energy is flowing
    Reiki Circles bring Autumn love
    straight from the Universe.

    No worries....

    (photo: my current desktop background)

    18 September 2007

    Barnacle Crystal

    The other day I was at the local Mind, Body & Spirit expo put on by a local Metaphysical Church.

    I walked past a booth where I had in my mind to look for crystals originating in Arkansas.

    Well, the owner and two other guys were blocking the walk way so I said excuse me.

    The owner said thats ok just shove us by if we are in the way.

    Well, I wasn't sure if I was being rude or if he thought I was being rude so I replied very kindly I am sorry I did say excuse me.

    I looked around but didn't see any crystals that were small or in the price range I needed so I left.

    As I stood in the walk way a gentleman walked up to me and said here...this is for you I hope I didn't offend you.

    He put a small crystal point (but nice size) in my hand that had barnacles on it. He told me it was an Arkansas crystal as a gift.

    I told him no, he did not offend me and thank you for the point that was very kind.

    Barnacle crystals
    are old soul crystals and the barnacles are younger crystals attracted to the wisdom of the old soul crystal.

    Again, thank you dear one for the lovely gift!

    17 September 2007

    Life Choice Forgiveness Growth

    Life sometimes
    carries us down
    roads we never expected....

    sometimes we are presented
    with choices....and we can do
    nothing but make the best
    choice we can in that moment.

    sometimes we make choices
    that are full of goodness and positivity....

    sometimes we make choices
    that in hindsight were not the best
    choices, but they were the choices
    we made with the knowledge given
    and the circumstances presented.

    every choice has both positive
    and negative consequences.

    choices that enhance one life
    choices that subtract from another
    life.

    what happens when you make a choice
    and later realise that the information you
    were given was doctored? was untrue?

    you accept the fact that you made the best
    choice you could at the time...you know in your
    heart.

    all you can do is accept your choice
    make peace with yourself and move forward.
    ***************************
    The New Year, according to the Jewish calendar,
    has dawned. A new year and a new space.

    Asking forgiveness....
    To any I have offended, knowingly and unknowingly
    please accept my apology.

    Surface value is merely superficial...and we know not
    another's heart, only the One knows...and to us
    in this life, all is veiled...for a time being.

    Circumstances are not always as they seem.

    On Forgiveness....

    Forgiveness does not mean acceptance or approval.
    Forgiveness means letting go of anger and desire
    for revenge.

    When you forgive someone that has hurt you it does not
    mean you have to now speak to them as if nothing happened
    or that you have to embrace them when you see them.

    You have simple let go of the pain and you have moved forward.

    They are neutral in your eyes--in all ways.

    Jacob's Ladder

    Ministering Angels
    descend and ascend

    Caring, loving,
    ministering their
    assistance.

    Love is our calling,
    Service is our mission.

    May Jacob's ladder
    root itself into your heart
    and become a bridge
    to the higher realm, for you.

    Be still and know that I AM.
    Be still.

    12 September 2007

    Deepest Fear

    "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."

    ***Marianne Williams

    11 September 2007

    Love Light Abundant Peace

    May you have love and forgiveness for yourself.

    Because only if you have it for yourself can you
    truly have it for others.

    May you seek the Light in all that you do.

    Because only when you seek the Light
    will you readily see the Light in others.

    May you be Peace, breathe Peace and carry
    Peace in all that you do.

    Because only when you are Peace will you be able
    to make Peace with others.
    *************

    Life is not always so easy.
    Life is not always so hard.

    May you see the rainbow
    through every storm.

    May you see the love even
    through harsh words.

    May each good thing that happens
    to you serve as a lesson and as a blessing.

    May each not so good thing that happens
    to you serve as a leasson and even as a blessing.
    **************

    For every door that closes
    another door will surely open, but your eyes and heart
    must be open and willing to walk through.

    You will only receive greater blessings when you
    allow doors to close when they are timed to close.
    ****************

    Love is your soul's purpose.

    10 September 2007

    The Decree of Faith

    Take faith with you as you inquire and exact your actions.

    Faith is the mightiest tool ever given to humankind for transformation
    and for turning dreams into realities.

    The Decree of Faith

    I no longer confuse what I seem to be with who I really Am.
    Knowing Who I Am, I still my mind, greet my courage, and seed myself
    With faith.

    Here in my solitude, I Am not burdened by thoughts of the past.
    I have no fear of the future.
    Divorced from past and future,
    I have faith that Life in all of its infinite wisdom will take care of
    me.
    Holding positive faith, I know all situations will be resolved in Divine
    right order
    without my control.

    The Consciousness that brought my Spirit here
    is the Consciousness that will guide me safely through my life
    the instant I allow it to.
    My path is illuminated by Divine Light
    as I take each step toward my Divine nature.
    Every question I have is met with an answer when I still my mind to
    listen.
    I have faith in the power of the Love that I Am
    and my way is made clear.
    I take each step forward with faith and love.

    This moment I bind myself to positive faith and allow the power of good
    to surge around and through me.
    I Charge myself with radiant I Am Light
    and embrace all power given to me from above me and within me.
    My faith and courage dispel the limits and inhibitions of my past,
    and I intend to live each day from this moment on in faith,
    elevating my consciousness and being lifted into the future of myself.
    I Am indeed blessed
    . . . and so it is.

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    website
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    08 September 2007

    Esotericism

    Esotericism - What Is It?

    by Andrew Schneider

    The word 'esoteric' simply means that which is inner, contrasted with that which is outer or 'exoteric'. Esotericism is therefore the body of knowledge or wisdom about all aspects of life which are within, behind, or beyond the outer appearance, form, or expression of life's many aspects.

    True knowledge or wisdom is not something we can acquire solely by using our minds and brains, learning it in an academic way. It can only be gained by experience. Experience does not imply doing something physically, but rather necessitates a direct contact between one's consciousness and a state of energy. For example, if you meet someone who has just suffered a severe loss and you attune to that person, feeling what they feel, you have an experience that can make you a wiser person, knowing more about the nature of loss and its consequent pain. If, however, you are able to experience that person at a deeper level of being, you will gain the wisdom of knowing the real purpose of the loss and its meaning in that person's life.

    To have this deeper experience requires the ability to have conscious awareness of Soul, or Higher Self. To take this example even further, if you have conscious awareness of the Planetary Soul you would be able to experience the person's loss in the light of all losses that everyone experiences and see what place loss has in the unfolding intelligent and loving life of the planet. The wisdom derived from such experience would be very profound.

    What is esoteric cannot, as you see, be neatly and simply defined or confined to narrow parameters. There are many levels of what is inner, and many dimensions of energy states that can be experienced.

    Behind every phenomenon exists a 'world' of energies. It is energy which produces phenomena or forms when it descends or manifests in the lower three worlds of thought, feeling, and physical matter. Beyond these worlds are other formless but real worlds or dimensions of life energy.

    All of that which exists is some type of energy that has its source in ultimate simplicity or purity of formless energy. For reasons beyond our comprehension, we perceive this simple energy manifesting itself by degrees in greater complexity. As it does so, it descends through many levels of expression, first formless and then formed. When it is formed, we experience it with our form nature -- our bodies, emotions, and brain-minds. When it is still formless we can, however, also experience it with the formless aspects of our individual consciousness -- namely our higher minds, intuition, Soul, and Spirit.

    Every stepping down of energy from a higher (simpler and more inclusive) state to a lower (more complex and particular/exclusive) state is cause-producing-effect. It is the higher state of energy, being cause, that is the purpose and meaning of every lower state or effect. If we do not relate to or search for the cause, if we do not attempt to experience beyond phenomena, we cannot know the higher purpose or meaning of anything, least of all ourselves.

    It is also this level of cause which is the quality of a thing or person. Quantity is a measure of the outer characteristics, such as size, physical features, weight, etc. Quality is an indication of the energy which produces the form. It is through the experience of quality that we are able to direct energy, including our own, and actually become it to the point where we are able to function as conscious causes rather than unconscious effects of life. This ability enhances our power, enables us to love unconditionally, and opens the door to true understanding.

    What makes us who we are is our individuality. We usually equate our individuality with our personality (physical body, emotions, brain-mind). The personality is but the outer or exoteric expression of individuality. The Soul is the inner or esoteric expression of individuality. Being esoteric, it is of a higher energy state more inclusive, more creative and causative, and therefore more real and central to our being.

    As consciously aware Soul beings, we can and do serve in our capacities as Redeemers, Saviors, and Interpreters. We function as the mediating principle between higher and lower, bringing the energies from higher sources down to earth, anchoring and grounding them. We relate the formless causes to the formed effects; we embrace the form worlds as meaningful creations of our unconditional love, and we bring clarity and purpose to all that happens.

    The principal means whereby the higher energies are grounded is by incorporating them consciously in ourselves and expressing them through our thoughts, feelings, and actions as virtues and qualities of being, such as kindness, sharing, sacrifice, discipline, unconditional love, forgiveness, acceptance, patience, etc. -- in short, all quality reflective of truth, goodness, and beauty, producing ever-increasing oneness or unity.

    Esotericism as a Way of Life

    Esotericism as a way of life is an art. It is the art of living from the inner reaches of one's being. As art it is based on sensitive, intuitive perception, open to inspiration. And as true art it is a creative way of being, expressive of true universality. But it is also a science -- a science of the soul of things. It has its own terminology, methods of procedure, and laws. Esoteric science, for example, reasons from the universal to the particular, as opposed to materialistic, exoteric science which reasons from the particular to the general -- seldom even reaching the universal.

    Esotericism involves an effort to live attuned to the inner realities of life. We need to look beyond the quantitative and discover the quality latent within every form. We need to view the apparent meaninglessness of so many events and uncover the meaning behind them. We need to realize that behind every human expression or natural occurrence lies the presence of unconditional love. If we do this, our lives will be immensely enriched, led by the attractive power of purpose which animates every cause and every effect.

    Esoteric Practice

    To help us live esoterically there are several suggestions that can prove beneficial:

    a. Make a decision to know yourself more in terms of the qualities you are -- that is, discover your uniqueness.

    b. Begin a dialogue with your Higher Self, the Soul that you are, to develop discrimination between the personality 'voices' that are limiting and illusory, and that 'still small voice' that is your own inherent wisdom.

    c. Conduct a daily review of motives before retiring for the night. Mentally go back over the day (in reverse order, if possible) and acknowledge your motivation in the various things you said or did. Some will have been motivated by selfishness and separatism. Do not label or judge any thought or action as good or bad. The point of the exercise is to become conscious of unconscious motives. By becoming conscious, you increase your freedom and power to choose in the future.

    d. Keep a journal in which you make a daily notation about any insights you may have experienced during the day. This practice opens the doorway to further insight gained by intuition and allows the Soul more access to the personality.

    e. Practice concentration or focusing the mind. Just as the Soul is the link between life and form, so the mind is the link between Soul and personality. The vast majority of humanity cannot control the mind and direct its searchlight for understanding where it wants. Living more in emotions and the past, the individual usually finds the mind to be controlled or conditioned by these. If the mind is to be the vehicle for higher exploration and deeper penetration, we must learn to control it. We can learn to do this by voluntarily directing our attention to what we choose and holding our attention on it for as long as we decide, always returning to the object of focus when the mind wanders. A simple way of practicing this is to keep your mind on what you are doing.

    f. Start a routine of daily meditation.

    g. Look for meaningful connections between:
    - Apparently unconnected events
    - Parts and the whole

    h. When you experience something, ask your Self why you are experiencing it -- that is, what is the cause? What is the meaning? What is the purpose? There are many levels of response to all of these questions. Keep asking 'why?' to take you to the limits of your awareness. Do not become overly preoccupied with this exercise as too much questioning will rob you of the enriching possibilities of pure and simple experiencing.

    This article was excerpted from the book The Mysteries Revealed: A Handbook of Esoteric Psychology, Philosophy, and Spirituality, published with permission of New Falcon Publications, http://www.newfalcon.com

    07 September 2007

    Ministers

    The Interfaith Minister embraces all positive spiritual paths including Shamanism and earth-based traditions, often being called upon to heal gaps between the many disparate religious faiths.

    The Esoteric Minister serves humanity by studying and expounding the inner secrets of the ancient religions. The word Esoteric means "knowledge for the chosen few."

    The Spiritual Minister is most concerned with actual experience of the Divine Presence, the mystical connection between seeker and God/Goddess.

    The Psychic Minister serves the Divine by use of extra-sensory skills and conscious interaction with the multi-verse (universe).

    06 September 2007

    Jason Martell


    Feel comfortable with your knowledge of our planet, it's history or with our solar system??

    Think we know all their is to know?? Hmm.....

    Check out Jason Martell and his life's passion.

    03 September 2007

    Self Love


    Self love is far from being selfish.

    Self love gives one the ability
    to truly love others.

    True self love is not selfish.

    Do you love yourself?

    When you look in the mirror
    can you smile back at your self with love
    and admiration?

    And with a sense of humility?

    Not false humility.
    Not false humbleness.

    Being humble is not about walking
    around with your head dropped down.

    Humility is not about showing how
    worthless you are.

    Being humble is not about how low
    you can hang your head or how well
    you can blend into the background.

    Being humble or having a sense of humility
    is, perhaps, about understanding your place
    in life.

    Understanding that one of your occupations
    is to show love to others.

    Knowing that you are eternally a student.

    That there is more for you to know.

    Even that you evaluate yourself and realise
    that there is more, more to learn, more to grow
    no matter what goals, degrees, recognition or
    socio-economic realms you have obtained.

    You have not forgotten where you come from
    or how far you have yet to sojourn.

    And you are truly no different than the beggar
    on the corner.

    Do you love yourself?

    If you do not have love for yourself how can you truly believe you have love for others?