Sunday, October 30, 2011

How To Create Deep Attraction

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Energy Healing – 5 Ways To Heal Your Heart

Energy Healing – 5 Ways To Heal Your Heart
by Dawn DelVecchio
March 11, 2011
As you know, your heart chakra is the energy center connected with your capacity to give and receive love. If you’ve been wounded emotionally in your life (and so many of us have), how you managed your heart energy had – and may still have – an impact on your experience of love today.

But even if you’ve made it into adulthood unscathed by the slings and arrows of love, energizing the heart chakra to expand your capacity to give and receive love – to and from all of life – is a healing gift to all of us. So here’s a few things for you to experiment with in order to build your physical heart and super-charge your energetic one.

1. Do a few Push-ups

I know, I know, some of you are thinking, “You’re not serious, are you?” Well, Push-ups aren’t my favorite either, but I’m not talking about boot-camp. Just two or three push-ups done with a focus on your heart center’s movement toward the earth and back again helps build your heart-felt connection with the heart of our planet. Just straighten your body from knees to head, with your weight on straightened arms – palms flat on the ground. Take in a deep breath. Exhale. And on the next inhalation, bend your elbows and lower yourself as far as it feels comfortable. You don’t have to go very far. The important thing here is to keep your focus on your heart area while imagining a ray of green light coming up from the earth and into your heart chakra.

2. Hug Yourself

This let’s you physically demonstrate your love and appreciation for yourself, which activates your heart chakra. You can add affirmative statements like “I love you,” or “I really love and appreciate myself,” or “even though I’ve sometimes blocked my heart, I deeply love and appreciate myself.”
3. Lift your Heart to the Heavens

I love this one and do it a few times every day. Simply stretch your arms out wide and imagine your heart literally lifting toward the sky. Breath in deep and say to yourself or out loud: “I open my heart to the love of the Divine” (or God or whatever word has most meaning to you.) You can also do this when you feel too much ego-mind; or you can do this to surrender your heart to your higher self, your angels or guides. The most important thing is that is has meaning to you and that you allow the love to come through.

4. Breath from your Heart

I’ve been practicing this method of conscious breathing for almost two years now and it’s noticeably deepened my awareness of what my heart chakra is up to throughout my day. Whenever I go into meditation, I roll my eyes up and back toward the back of my head. From there I imagine that energy going downward into my heart. Once I feel it there, I inhale and draw the breath from that heart space, as I visualize energy pouring from the heavens into my heart. Sometimes I visualize the color green – especially if my meditation will be followed by a distant Reiki session. Sometimes it’s pure white light or golden light. But with each breath, I see the light pouring in to my heart chakra as I inhale, then spreading out through my entire being as I exhale.

5. The Heart Chant

I love this chant and sing it any time I’m starting to feel overwhelmed by too much thinking. It goes like this: “I open my Heart in Sweet Surrender to the Luminous Lovelight of the One!” I just sing it over and over again until I start to let go the mind and return to loving energy of my heart. (Let me know if you want me to record this for you as a future post).

he best teachers are people with high self-esteem.

he best teachers are people with high self-esteem.

The way you care for yourself as an adult is connected to how you were cared for as a child. Another contributing factor to self-esteem is what we witnessed as a child; how did your parents care for themselves? They looked after you but did they look after themselves?

Children who grow up being cared for by parents who care for themselves, are in an optimal position for a lifetime of great self-esteem.

If you experienced a caring environment, chances are you take care of yourself. If you didn’t, you may neglect some of your needs without even realizing it.

If you have habits of neglect for yourself, no matter how much you love teaching and how hard you try, you may be unintentionally reflecting a lack of self-care behavior.

Here are a couple of simple pointers and techniques to help you discover how much you actually like yourself, how to adjust your perspective and bring to your classroom a stronger foundation of self-esteem:

On waking in the morning take deep breaths, slowly and softly
Make an intention, a strong heartfelt statement to yourself, along the lines of “today I will do what I can to truly love myself more.”
Before you have coffee or tea, slowly sip a glass of fresh water, acknowledging your body’s needs and bringing your awareness to the miracle of your bodily functions.
Remember to breathe deeply whenever the thought of self-love arises
Be aware of the thoughts that travel through your mind, don’t try to change them as yet, but do notice them. These are the thoughts that are creating the emotions and the stress levels in your body.
You may be surprised at how nasty or self-defeating some of these thoughts can be. Once again, it is not the time to change these thoughts but simply to acknowledge and accept.
Feelings may arise as you discover this “programming” and that’s okay. Simply feel the feelings with the intention to do what you can to start to love yourself more and more every day.
With strong intentions, gentle acknowledgement and self-acceptance, your self esteem will grow; the natural natural evolution of the human mind is to heal and change.

You may notice as you continue your journey of self-awareness that you will begin to see more synchronicities in your daily life. This is a sign that you are working toward truly loving yourself. Your mind has accepted your intention and is responding by alerting you to healing opportunities in the form of books, things people say, television moments etc.

The decision to grow self-esteem and open your heart to yourself is an exciting and important step to take, not only for the benefits you will see in your own life but for the lives of the little ones you have pledged to nurture.

To look at it simply, there are four major areas of self-care:

Physical and
Spirtitual Health

They are intertwined and you can start in any area at any time, it is never too late.

Make an intention to do something from each area every day, until you begin to feel your self-esteem and self-care rising. This may take a little while but if you deliberately and consistently change your patterns of thought you will develop more positive neural networks in your brain so don’t give up, you are worth it!

I Am Ready for Love

I Am Ready for Love

Dear God, I am ready to have a relationship
with a wonderful person,
who truly gets me, loves me, adores me,
and is ready to build a life with me.

I choose to believe there is a special person out there for me.
My name is written across his/her heart.
Please put me on the right track toward true love.
and lead me to a place of committed love.

I am willing to work on myself and
To make myself ready for love.
Please grant me the power
to look at love through spiritual eyes,
And to remain sincere about
finding the relationship I have longed for.

Wood Element Symbols

Wood Element Symbols

One of the ways you can work with the seasons and elements is by using feng shui symbols (or enhancements) in your surroundings. And why would you want to? Working with the elements helps to bring balance into your life; to bring forth certain qualities or to tone down any qualities that have been less than helpful. As an example, imagine three trees:

The first one is a healthy tree with abundant growth. It is well proportioned with a strong trunk and the leaves are a vibrant shade of green. It represents balanced Wood element energy.
The second tree has stunted growth. It has a strong trunk but it never seems to get any larger and it never blooms. It represents under-active Wood element energy.
The third tree has out of control growth. Although it looks like it is doing well at first glance, the roots and trunk are weak and can’t hold the weight of the tree. The branches are numerous but spindly where they are reaching too far to find the light and the growth is pale. It represents over-active Wood element energy.

We can have the same emotional states: healthy growth is when we are well balanced. Stunted growth can show up as resistance, fear, depression. It is a general inability to act - sometimes not even having the energy to dream. Out of control growth can manifest as scattered energy. The dreams are there but the roots and foundation are not in place to help them blossom. There may be too many dreams without a clear focus, or perhaps a certain staying power is lacking: just when the dream is about to mature some obstacle gets in the way halting all growth. Emotional states can, and often do overlap. Well thank goodness for that! It means we are strong and balanced in some respects but perhaps have under-active or over-active energy in certain situations or particular facets of life.

So we use the symbols of the elements as reminders of how to expend our energy. Out of control growth? Pull your energy back. Concentrate on the basics - a solid foundation and organization. A Zen-style garden might settle your energy more than an overflowing English cottage garden. For someone with under-active Wood energy, I would give the opposite advice. No minimalist Zen gardens for this person, which could represent control and stunted growth! I’d advise them to surround themselves with light and images of things coming to fruition.

As you can imagine, the strongest symbol for Wood element are plants and flowers which are symbols of growth: healthy green plants, potted trees, flowering plants and vases of flowers.

Some plants and flowers are considered better than others: the number one criteria to look for are healthy plants and flowers. Silk foliage and flowers are an alternative if the area you want to put the greenery in does not receive enough light to maintain a healthy plant. It is a better feng shui practice to use silk plants than to try to nurse sickly plants in the locations you want them, but you could also use fresh cut flowers in these locations and replace them as needed.

Other symbols that are really great to bring in Wood element energy are shapes that look like the trunk of a tree: tall rectangular shapes, long narrow stripes (wall paper or a long wall hanging - even a scarf hung on the wall), columns and tall lamps (especially uplights).

The colors for the Wood element are green for foliage of course, but also blue and purple are considered appropriate symbols for the Wood Element. The patterns we use in feng shui to represent the Wood element are stripes and floral patterns.

There is another level of symbols which will be uniquely personal to you and represent your own personal story. There is no “rule” that the only feng shui enhancements you can use in your home must be the ones from the traditional Chinese culture of feng shui and I believe that in feng shui “one size does not fit all”. I encourage you to find and use Wood element symbols which have personal meaning for you and fit where you are in your life right now. The trick with the all the elements is in: 1) figuring out where you are, 2) what your challenges are, and 3) to take a look at what you have in your surroundings. Are they helping to balance your energy or holding you in the status quo?

Copyright © Deborah Redfern. All rights reserved.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Spirituality: spiritual growth for a higher consciousness

Spirituality: spiritual growth for a higher consciousness

With spirituality, we designate our relationship with the spiritual world, i.e. with the non incarnated world. The term spirituality has to be understood in a very broad way, it comprises our relation to invisible beings, like for example God, angels, spiritual guides, non incarnated souls and other non incarnated beings. Spirituality also comprises questions about the meaning of life and about our personal attitude towards life as a whole and all its related goals and cycles.

Why do we show interest in spiritual growth and spiritual information?
According to the definition of spirituality further above, this term comprises not only religiosity of human beings but also very fundamental questions about the meaning of life in a larger context. For obvious reasons these questions have always concerned humankind and philosophy. Everybody gets confronted with these questions, at the latest on the occasion of births and deaths.

Meaningful dealing with spirituality
Some people strictly refuse to acknowledge the existence of spiritual beings (non incarnated beings). Often, the same people dismiss anything, which has not been stringently proven according to scientific rules. They only accept a rational founded world - irrational things or concepts (e.g. the spirituality) are being suppressed and denied. By the way, these persons should also for the very same reasons deny the existence of such everyday happenings like affection, antipathy, love, hate, fear and so on.

On the other hand, there are many people, who are trying to explain every little event in life with irrational, mystical explanations. Everything has been planned a long time in advance with the help of stars, karmas or whatever. Often, such persons have at least at times lost their touch to the ground and live in a different world. Their theory that everything is predetermined is not compatible with our free will: I can decide on my own whether I will watch a film at the cinema or whether I stay at home. The "stars" - or whatever higher influence they are talking about - won't push me to the cinema nor will they hold me back at home.

A meaningful dealing with spirituality is of course somewhere in between these two extreme positions. It does not make sense to deny or discredit spirituality. Neither does it make sense to suppress our material (incarnated) world and to devote oneself exclusively to a spiritual world (see also further below).

What is the benefit of spirituality and spiritual growth?

Spiritual information should serve to understand our life and our life's tasks better and thereby to achieve our purpose of life more easily. A contact to the spiritual world can be in particularly helpful to sense and confirm one's goals and tasks of life. In addition, this spiritual contact can be a tremendously important guide and assistance in our daily life.

We should realize again that the purpose of our incarnation is to live in the material world, to gain some experiences and to develop some of our qualities further (personal growth ). These experiences are to be made in the material world, therefore it does not make sense and it is even counterproductive to suppress the material world, like already mentioned further above. Our qualities, which are to be developed further, are difficult or even impossible to comprehend with our rational intellect. In most cases these qualities are unconditional love, joy, self-honesty, modesty and humility. This learning process is often called spiritual growth or developing awareness (developing higher consciousness). For this learning process of concepts, which are difficult to grasp by our rational intellect, we can get very important help and assistance from the spiritual world. Therefore it does absolutely make sense to integrate the spiritual world - in other words spirituality - in our daily life.

Spirituality: Information and integration in our daily life

From the above, it can easily be concluded that spirituality should always be integrated in our daily life, in everything we do or do not do. "Always" is to be understood as in all our decisions and deeds both in business and private life. This is in contradiction to applying or living spirituality like a leisure activity only on evenings, or for two hours on Sundays or for two weeks per year in a seminar. To integrate spirituality in the daily life is somehow similar to wearing clothing: You most likely wear clothes and make sure you are adequately dressed all day round and not just on some rare occasions. You don't walk around naked. Likewise you should try to be connected with the spiritual world all day as well in business as in private life. Of course you cannot achieve this from one day to the other - a lot of training is needed.

We have already discussed in a different text that all beings on earth should respect certain cosmic laws. We have called the most important of these cosmic laws «the basic rights of existence». It states: «The basis of all life on our planet is the equal right of all beings to live here, to develop here and to carry out their tasks here». We automatically train our above mentioned qualities of unconditional love, joy, self-honesty, modesty and humility when we follow this cosmic law. In other words: The meaning of life is training the above mentioned qualities (or spiritual growth).

Spiritual growth: Information from and about spiritual beings
There are a high number of publications and web pages about spiritual topics and there are an equally high number of publications containing information from spiritual beings, which have been received through channelling. The quality, truthfulness and reliability of such information must be assessed case by case. An universal judgement is not possible.

It can be very fascinating to hear or read about the work, purpose and tasks of non incarnated beings. However for most of us, such information is useful at best for entertainment. If we, respectively our soul, wanted to learn about the interrelations in the spiritual (non incarnated) world, why then should we incarnate at all? Our soul could have stayed in the spiritual world. The interrelations of the spiritual world are certainly easier to grasp while you indeed are in the spiritual world. If you currently were in the rain forest with the goal to understand the system of the rain forest better, would you then for this purpose drive to the desert?

It is little help to our daily life if we know whether we are being supported by three or by five angels. However, it is extremely important to know that we are indeed supported in our daily life by angels and other spiritual beings and that we can ask these beings for help.

Support from spiritual beings for spiritual growth
How do you feel and understand the above mentioned support from the spiritual world? And how can you make sure that this support is real and not just imaginary?

We all have a sensor in us for this purpose. This sensor can and should be trained, however. Since it is not easy - or even impossible - to understand with our rational intellect, we have given this sensor many different and quite vague names, like intuition, gut feeling, heart, inner sense, sixth sense, instinct, etc. As a general rule, this sensor is available to everyone. Children's sensor is usually much more developed than the ones of adults, however. This is one of the reasons why children can be very important for the personal development of their parents, see here .

Once a certain level of personal consciousness is reached, further development is hardly possible without a good contact to the spiritual world. Dismissing spirituality therefore can have severe consequences for the respective person and soul. Re-establishing a good contact to the spiritual world is part of our personal growth. For that reason we ought to train this ability ourselves, we should not try to outsource or buy this ability, it won't work. It is not sufficient to read books and web pages about it - we finally have to acquire this ability ourselves. We will have to train this again and again.

The development and training of our personal sensor to communicate with the spiritual world has further important advantages:

In our incarnated world, there is information of different kind available, some of it is perfectly correct and valuable but an awful lot of information is wrong or does not make sense. It would be quite foolish to believe that whatever information you receive from a non incarnated being, should automatically be correct and meaningful. In other words you have to be able to judge the trustworthiness of the information received.
It might be tempting to ask someone else to get spiritual information on your behalf. While this is not generally bad or dangerous, you have to realize that you make your decisions depending on the abilities and correct interpretation of other people. To finally be able to assess spiritual information yourself is an invaluable advantage for spiritual growth. You thereby minimise the risk of getting manipulated by others.

Before we continue, let's have a look at the definition of spirituality according to Wikipedia :

«Spirituality, in a narrow sense, concerns itself with matters of the spirit. The spiritual, involving (as it may) perceived eternal verities regarding humankind's ultimate nature, often contrasts with the temporal, with the material, or with the worldly. A sense of connection forms a central defining characteristic of spirituality - connection to something greater than oneself, which includes an emotional experience of religious awe and reverence. Equally importantly, spirituality relates to matters of sanity and of psychological health. Like some forms of religion, spirituality often focuses on personal experience.

Spirituality may involve perceiving life as higher, more complex or more integrated with one's world view; as contrasted with the merely sensual. ...»

Spiritual growth: Information on

Based on the reasoning outlined above, it is of very high concern for us as publishers of to put spirituality back on the right place in our daily life. We would like to help re-establishing a meaningful integration of spiritual concepts not as interesting leisure activity but as integral part of everything we do or do not do. What matters in the end, is to be able to live a meaningful life, which allows the soul to develop qualities as planned for the respective incarnation.

Therefore you will on find some relatively simple and down-to-earth explanations for the general comprehension what life is about and for personal growth as the meaning of life. Additional texts are regularly being added.

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Bracelet of crystals for healing

The first 3 chakras deal with material world issues and the top 3 are spiritual. The heart chakra bridges the gap between the 2 worlds within us.

red - root chakra - survival and sustenance concerns (money, shelter, food and basic material needs)
orange - sacral or naval chakra - physical desires, appetites and addictions
yellow - solar plexus chakra - power and control
green - heart chakra - love - clairsentience
blue - throat chakra - communication - speaking your truth and getting your message across, relating messages from spirit
indigo - brow chakra - clairvoyance
purple - crown chakra - divine guidance
clear crystals balance and harmonize the other colors

mahogany obsidian - root chakra
carnelian - sacral or naval chakra
citrine - solar plexus chakra
aventurine - heart chakra
blue lace agate - throat chakra
sodalite - brow chakra
amethyst - crown chakra
quartz crystal - balances and harmonizes all the chakra and gemstone energies

rose quartz - emotional healing, self-love and love attracting
clear quartz - programmed to attract love
rhodonite - self-esteem, confidence, manifests love energy
amethyst - divine love, psychic connection, transforms negative energy into positive
moonstone - balances emotions, increases intuition