"Let mathematicians and geometricians
talk of circles and triangles charms,
The figure I prize is a girl with bright eyes,
and the circle that's formed by her arms."
The unbroken circle is an age-old symbol of eternity. It's easy to see why such an ancient symbol should be incorporated into a wedding ceremony, when 'everlasting love' is the hope of the couple, their families and friends. Nice idea, but sadly, just giving a ring does not ensure everlasting love.
The ring does not represent enslavement either; a more permanent mark could be made with a branding iron or a tattooed bar-code on the forehead1.
No, the ring represents neither everlasting love nor bondage; rather it's a token stemming from ancient magic.
"The soul is a circle" (Plato)
"Glory is like a circle in the water,
Which never ceaseth to enlarge itself
Till by broad spreading it disperse to naught3."
Typhoons, convection currents, the arc of a rainbow.
Roundness is a very natural shape.
A ring is a circle (you've probably noticed that) and a circle has very strong magical connotations. The circle is endless and timeless suggesting a repetitive unbroken wholeness in time and space. It even suggests reincarnation to some people.
"Everything tries to be round" says Black Elk (1863-1950) an Oglala Sioux holy man. It's the strongest and most 'natural' shape. Eggs and most fruit are round (especially when dissected in the middle).
A bird builds its nest in a circle. Fairy rings. Crop circles. Sharks and vultures circle their dinner. The earth is round, rotates, and orbits2. Small wonder that we get dizzy sometimes.
Our lives move in repeated and interwoven circles. We leave home, go to work, return home. Work until we are tired, sleep until we are refreshed, work, sleep, work. We are born of dust, live, and return to dust.
Our blood circulates in our bodies.
Each of us operates on a circadian rhythm of about 24 hours; our 'biological clock' (see also so-called 'biorhythms'). With the orbiting of the earth and moon, our day moves in a circle, as do our months (see days-months-seasons). Because of this, astrology had a huge influence on the way our ancestors perceived the world and the meaning of life.
Stonehenge is a 5,000-year-old circle of huge stones in southern England, which may have been a pagan temple, built on top of a cemetery. An equally old stone circle in Scotland was, until recently, used in nuptials.
Circle studies have been going round (!) for years. In Greek mythology, Hesiod (c700 BC) wrote about Prometheus, son of a Titan, and brother to Atlas and Epimetheus. Prometheus stole fire from Zeus and gave it to humans to play with. Zeus was flaming mad about this and chained Prometheus to a rock as punishment. Not much of a punishment, you might think, but there's an added twist: An eagle, or some other great bird, descended on Prometheus and ate his liver. The liver regenerated itself overnight, only to be eaten again by the eagle the following day.
In addition, Zeus sent Pandora to Prometheus' brother, Epimetheus. She brought him a jar, which Epimetheus assumed was a wedding gift, but on opening it, saw it contained "evils, harsh pain and troublesome diseases which give men death". She snapped the lid shut but not quickly enough. All the evils had escaped and were free to inflict themselves on mankind. She only managed to retain one element, the one real gift, the gift of hope.
Eventually Hercules released Prometheus from the rock but as a reminder of his crime, he was forced to wear a link of the chain on his finger with a bit of the rock attached.
Was this the origin of the custom for attaching a precious stone to a finger ring? Was this the inspiration for the Romans, who forced worn-out slaves to wear an iron finger-ring as a reminder that although they were released from work, they were never completely free from bondage? And today, some parolees are forced to wear electronic ankle bracelets. (The liver-eating eagle idea has not been retained.
Another ancient Greek writer, Empedocles (490-430 BC)4, was more philosophical, when he said "The nature of God is a circle of which the centre is everywhere and the circumference is nowhere", but in Greek of course.
Circles are important symbols in many religions. Fundamental concepts of Sikhism are reflected in the Khanda. This includes a Chakra (a weapon of Vishnu) which is circular and symbolizes the perfection of God. Hindus and Buddhists have a similar disc in the Wheel of Dharma. For Muslims, the Qur'an talks of Solomon's magic ring that could exorcise demons.
In Judaism and Christianity, we read in Ezek. 1 about mysterious rings appearing in the sky. Yes, flying saucers are also circular.
The circular halo that we sometimes see around the sun and moon is usually depicted on icons in various religious to depict the bearer's brilliance.
Look, the thing I want to do now we’re talking about health benefits of honey is to give you some plain facts and get rid of all that hype you will see all over the internet, usually on web sites that are trying to sell you honey. If you buy some honey as a result of the information here – great! But actually the real reason for this web site is that I want to share with you my real fascination with bees and honey.
One of the problems with honey is that it is a very complex substance.
According to the Nursing Times in 2008, a paper by Stefan Bogdanov of the Swiss Bee Research Center estimates that it contains some 600 components.
Even today, research hasn’t solved all of its mysteries. We have a whole history of stories going back literally thousands of years about how people have used honey to cure a wide range of ailments – but not all of these cures have so far been backed up by scientific research. At least not so far. New research is being carried out all the time.
What this means is that some of the health claims made for honey, although not proven scientifically today, may be proven tomorrow. But of course there are many claims that will no doubt be discredited aswell. So what I’m going to do on this page is to take a look at some of the (as yet) unproven claims that people make for what honey can do, and then look at the health-giving properties of honey that for which we have some solid scientific evidence.
First of all, though, let’s take a look at how we humans have used honey through the ages:
A Short History of Honey
The first recorded use of honey that we know of is on a fragment of clay tablet found in Sumeria (now an area of southern Iraq), dating from about 2500BC. They had no paper in those days and used clay slabs instead to record just about everything, which is just as well because paper would have been long gone by now and we would never have known about this important civilization. Anyway, the text on this tablet describes an ointment for wounds where one of the ingredients was, you guessed it, honey.
By the time we reached 1500BC, the old clay tablets had gone the way of the steam engine and the Egyptians recorded everything on the world’s earliest paper, or papyrus. Miraculously, some of these records survived until modern times, don’t as me how, and one of them, known as the Egyptian Ebers Papyrus mentions the use of honey to heal wounds.
Between 460 and 377BC the ancient Greek Hippocrates, known as the “father of medicine” described in his extensvie journals how he used honey combined with other natural ingredients for treating wounds, ulcers and even hemorrhoids.
roman soldiers used to carry honey in their medical kits for dealing with wounds, and the use of honey in this way was common in India and China in ancient times.
The Bible mentions honey many times, mainly as an essential food rather than a medicine, but the Koran, dating from about 650AD, mentions honey’s healing properties.
Now we go to England – the year is 1403 and we are in a field just to the North of the medieval town of Shrewsbury where the infamous Battle of Shrewsbury battle is taking place.
The Royal surgeon John Bradmore, in his diaries known as the Philomena, tells us what happened to Prince Hal during this bloody battle. The prince received an arrow wound to the face and the arrowhead remained embedded in the wound (ouch). The surgeon had a special pair of iron tongs made which he planned to insert into the wound and screw into the socket at the back of the arrowhead, allowing it to be pulled out. To get the tongs in, he needed to enlarge the hole, which he did by carefully forcing in wooden rods of increasing diameter infused with rose honey (double ouch!). Anyway, the plan worked, and the arrowhead was removed! The surgeon then applied an ointment of flour, barley, honey and oil to what you can imagine would have been a nasty wound. Soon, Prince Hal made a full recovery, and later went on to become King Henry V.
Honey’s use in this way fell out of fashion in the Western world when alternative antibiotics were developed after World War II, but its use for treating wounds and burns in Africa, India and the Middle East has continued to this today.
More recently, there has been a revival of interest in the West, mainly because of the growing demand for natural remedies, but also because honey has been shown to kill bacteria that are resistant to other drugs – but more on that later.
First, let’s take a quick look at some of the wild and wacky claims about honey:
Some Health-giving Powers of Honey – Yet to be Proven!
Well, as far as I can tell, although there is anecdotal evidence of the following claims, I can’t find any hard evidence. If you know of any scientific evidence for any of these claims, please let me know straight away so I can update the information and keep this page accurate.
In 1995, the supermarket tabloid Weekly World News published what was (I hope) intended as a humorous article making many wild claims about honey and cinnamon. (This is the newspaper that reported in 1999 how a Japanese woman had been living in wedded bliss for six years with a gravity-defying alien.) Anyway, these are some of the claims, none of which was backed by any evidence:
strengthens the heartbeat and prevents heart attacks
cures arthritis within a week
increases life-span and allows a 100-year-old to perform the chores of a 20-year-old
causes weight loss because it does not allow fat to accumulate even if a high-calorie diet is eaten
makes the elderly more alert and flexible
cures bone and stomach cancer within one month
What’s really funny about the claims from this one satirical article is that you will find them quoted word-for-word as FACT on literally thousands of web sites – many of which are trying to sell you honey. Unfortunately, I can offer you no evidence to back up these claims, so without further delay I think we’d better return to planet earth and take a look at some of the benefits of honey that are supported by hard evidence from the scientific community:
Honey as a Treatment – The Facts
I have a whole separate article on the subject of if you are looking for information on honey as part of your diet, but here I want to look at its healing properties when it’s used as a treatment:
Healer of cuts and wounds: a trial on 59 patients with wounds and ulcers was conducted by S. Efem in 1988 and reported in the British Journal of Surgery.
Honey straight from the hive was applied to the wounds daily, and 58 out of 59 cases showed “remarkable improvement”, with any infections cleared within a week. The one patient who did not respond had an ulcer infected with mycobacteria for which the honey was found to be ineffective.
Professor Peter Molan of the University of Waikato in New Zealand, the proclaimed researcher into honey and its effects, has published many papers on the subject. He has shown that honey has several properties that help wounds to heal. Wounds heal faster when they are kept moist. This often causes ideas conditions for bacteria to grow.
Honey attracts water and makes a moist pool over the wound, which is idea for healing, but this moisture does not cause bacteria to grow as it usually would, because the honey kills the bacteria. Also, when honey is used between a dressing and the wound, it stops the healing wound from sticking to the dressing, so when the dressing is changed, there is less risk of damaging the healing wound.
Sore throat soother: honey has been used to soothe coughs and sore throats for a very long time, and may come back into favor for children following advice in 2007 from the US Food and Drug Agency that over-the-counter cough medicines should not be given to children under two because it is to easy to give an overdose in such tiny bodies.
This was followed in 2008 by advice from the regulatory body for medicines in the UK, the MHRA, that honey and lemon should be used instead of these medicines for this age group. Having said all that, you should know that current FDA advice is that you don’t give honey to a child under 12 months old, so what you are supposed to do to soothe a cough in that agegroup?
Now, ask 100 people what natural remedy you would use for a cough, and I bet you at least 75 will say “honey and lemon”. That’s why it pains me to have to tell you that despite all the research into honey, I can’t find hard evidence that honey is better than over-the-counter medicine on coughs and sore throats. There is a 2007 study by the U.S. National Honey Board, comparing honey, dextromethorphan (the active ingredient in many cough medicines) and no treatment at all. This study was picked up by the press and you will find it mis-reported all over the internet as evidence that honey is more effective than dextromethorphan in treating coughs.
I am here to tell you that this study found no such thing.
The difference between the results for the honey and for the conventional medicine were statistically insignificant. The study DID find that honey produced better results than “no treatment” – BUT this study was seriously flawed because those receiving “no treatment” knew they were getting no treatment as they were not given any dummy medicine, and the rating of improvement in the cough was by parents completing a survey. Now I’m not against honey – as you know, I love it!
I would like nothing more than to tell you all how good honey is for coughs. But I’ve built a reputation for straight-talking when it comes to the health benefits of honey, so I’m taking great pains here not to mislead you.
What we certainly do have is hard evidence that honey is anti-inflammatory and antibacterial, but that’s not quite the same thing as proving it will sooth a cough or sore throat.
Look – all I can say is this: people have been taking honey for coughs and sore throats all over the world for centuries, and many say it works for them.
FDA advice is not to give honey to babies under 12 months, and those with a honey allergy should avoid it – but if you’re not in these groups, it’s not going to harm you, so you can always give it a try and make your own mind up.
Healer of burns: a study carried out over the six-year period from 1987 to 1993 on 450 patients, by M.Subrahmanyam at the Solapur Medical College, India, claimed that burns healed faster and with less scarring than with conventional treatments.
Antibactierial agent: A 1998 report for the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (the equivalent of the US Food and Drug Administration) noted the four antibacterial attributes of honey: low water content, acidity, hydrogen peroxide content, and other “uncharacterised” antibacterial compounds.
In 1999 the same Administration approved honey for medical use. Medical honey is now sold as a wound dressing in pharmacies there.
Immune system booster: It was reported in the journal “Medical Oncology” in 2006 that a trial on 30 cancer patients had been carried out using a brand of honey called “Life Mel”.
Chemotherapy often causes a low white blood cell count, leading to higher possibility of catching infections, and this is usually combatted with conventional drugs.
All 30 patients had suffered with low white blood cell counts during previous batches of chemotherapy, but when honey was taken during the trial chemotherapy period, 12 of these patients did not develop abnormally low white blood cell counts and therefore did not need any drug-based treatment for this condition. This is of course a very small trial.
Killer of drug-resistant bacteria: In 2008 the journal “Clinical Infectious Diseases” reported a study by the University of Amsterdam in which medical-grade honey was shown to be extremely effective in killing bacteria on the skin.
This study concluded that honey would be effective in killing even drug-resistant bacteria. This was confirmed by a Northern Ireland study by Yasunori Maeda and others, reported in 2008 in the “Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice” journal. This new testtube-based study applied several types of honey to CA-MRSA organisms (a known drug-resistant bacteria).
In all cases the MRSA was destroyed by the honey within 24 hours.
Cancer preventative: In 2004 the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) reported a trial at the University of Zagreb in which mice were injected with cancerous cells and fed honey. Some of the mice were fed honey for 10 days before they were injected with the cancer, and some were fed after they were injected with the cancer. The cancer was shown to be less likely to spread in the mice that had been fed with honey before the cancer was introduced.
Unfortunately, when the honey was given after the cancer had been introduced, secondary cancer growth was more likely to occur. So we have a mixed message here and those involved in this trial recommended more thorough and widespread research into honey and cancer.
So there you have it. There have been enough studies and trials to establish beyond all doubt that honey has some important health benefits. But remember, if you find yourself reading some wild claim or other about honey, take a look to see if it’s backed up by reputable scientific research.
Cleaning, Programming, & Care of Crystals and Stones
After selecting your crystal/stone/gem, and before you use it, be sure to clean it. Several people have touched your crystal and it is best to start fresh and clean with a strong positively charged stone. Additionally, be sure to clean your stones if they have not been used in a long time, after each use when you are using them to clear negative energy or illness, and when you feel they need a recharge.Remember as much assistance as stones can give they do not take place of professional medical attention.
Some stones will actually turn colors or lose power and effectiveness due to misuse or poor storage considerations.
Be very careful which stones you place in UV and sunlight for long periods of time.
Generally clear crystals benefit from sun light but even then you must be careful that the crystal does not get overheated and burn out or crack due to excessive heat that the sun can easily cause.
Never store your crystals in the dark. Both male and female crystals like the sunlight.
Be careful of what stones you store together in a pouch. Think about the quality of each stone and be sure you do not have conflicting energies together. It is best to make separate pouches or to separate stones in some way so that the stones do not actually touch one another.
A small box or chest with a cloth will allow you to bunch the fabric up a little between each stone.
Never put the following stones in direct UV or sunlight for a long period of time. They will change color or become paler and will be weakened. Once the color has faded you can not get the color back and it is the color that additionally offers the useful properties of the stone since colors are also vibrations.
In order to cleanse these stones that are sensitive to light be sure to use the moon, salt or ground method of cleaning depending on the stone.
There are many methods of cleaning stones and you must use common sense and have some knowledge of the stone and what you are cleaning it of to select the best cleansing method.
Please note that in using any information on this web site that you do so at your own risk and under the terms stated in our Policy.
SEA SALT DRY- Use with caution. This is probably the best all around method to use. Sea salt may be caustic to some softer stones, damage finishes on stones, or effect the encasing of jewelry stones. If you live near an ocean you can use the ocean itself to clean your stone but as many of us do not we must settle for purchasing sea salt. Do not use table salt since it contains additions that are not in the best interest of cleaning your stone. Place the stone with the point downward in the sea salt and leave 24 hours.
SEA SALT WET - Use with caution. Sea salt may be caustic to some softer stones, damage finishes on stones, or effect the encasing of jewelry stones. Most importantly is to use a good sprint water. Do not use tap water. Use 1/2 cup of sea salt to 1 cup natural sprint water. Allow to soak 8-24 hours depending on the stone and the need. Allow to dry natural either in the sun or moonlight depending on the stone.
CLEANING CRYSTAL - You can purchase a large crystal that is specifically used to clean other crystals, discharge negativities, and recharge a stone. The cleaning crystal itself must be programmed for this use and taken proper care of to assist you. For those who use stones a lot or who uses them on others cleaning and recharging stones can become very time consuming. A cleaning crystal saves a lot of time and often works better than some of the individual cleaning methods.
MOONLIGHT - Place your stone in the full moon light. This of course can't be done at any time and should only be done during the single night of the full moon.
SMUDGE - Using sage, sweatgrass, frankincense or cedar to smudge the stone. Allow the stone to rest for several hours afterwards.
SAND/EARTH - Some very natural stones prefer to return to Mother Earth to be cleaned. This method is best for unpolished non-jewelry natural stones. Place the stones in sand or earth then using a natural spring water pour about a cup over the place where the stone is buried and allow it to regenerate for 24 hours.
The Aura is alike a magnetic field in pattern; but not actually magnetic in characteristics as its electrical, which again surrounds the whole body of every living creature. This field will show the current health of the physical form and any future ailments before they actually manifest in the physical as an illness. Also the aura very clearly shows people's intentions, thoughts and actions, nothing can ever be hidden. The emanation of lines flows between the Chakras of the body, there are seven Chakras for the physical and two more for the Spiritual body; nine in total. Many constantly forget the two spiritual Chakras, and yet we are all spiritual beings; therefore they cannot be ignored.
All animals, plants, birds, insects and fish have, and can either see or perceive auras, cats are very special as they can see both the physical and spiritual planes at the same time, hence they are sometimes called the eye's of the gods. If someone could develop an aura camera it would save testing on defenceless animals which is completely wrong and against the laws of nature.
Nirvana - Is a word or concept which is usually quite beyond Western comprehension. Probably Nirvana is the most misunderstood of Eastern terms;it is not a place and never will be. It is instead the elimination of those desires which are wrong. It is the elimination of scandal, the elimination of perjury, greed, lust, and other human faults.
Many scholars forget that when translating, there are countless words in the Eastern language that don't have any Western connotation; and vice versa. Because of this, many translations are bastardized according to whoever is doing the translation and to their way of thinking or belief.
If you find this hard to comprehend look at the many words used today which have no bearing on their original meaning. i.e. the word Gay originally meant joyous and in high spirits yet today it's been discounted and used to depict homosexuals and now the BBC bossed have ruled the word gay now means rubbish and is being used in schools; therefore it's fine to use on air. The word Wicked originally meant morally wrong and bad yet today it's also been discounted and used to depict excellent.
Society will except any false misconception as actual fact, and the proof today is in the humble coffee bean; because it's not really a Bean. The name bean was created and used by those in the coffee trade and it's really a cherry by the name of Peaberry. If you think how confusing this can be for someone today, then think what it will be like for those in the future trying to translate today's language, any translations will be mistranslated.
Astrology has fascinated the world for millions of years and over those millions of years it's changed from its original concept. Example; their used to be thirteen star signs and now there are twelve. I am not going to cover the history of astrology just highlight the current format used today for horoscopes very briefly. Each star sign can be further divided into 30 degree quadrants. Astrological ages occur because of a phenomenon known as the precession of the equinoxes. One complete period of this precession is called a Great Sidereal Year of about 25,800 to 25,920 years and it is divided in twelve astrological ages of 30 degrees each
Astrology is very real and very much misunderstood by many. Horoscopes CAN accurately predict someone's path in life, but not the clap-trap which is printed in newspapers and magazines. Thousands of years ago people would consult the oracle before undertaking any major change to their lives, to understand when the best time would be right that benefits everyone. Sadly today it's commerce who decides to everyone's loss. Many years ago astrology was extraordinarily accurate because it was founded on a new science, the influence of the stars on objects of this Earth - humans, animals, plants, etc - had been predicated, and those as assumptions were accurate so long as the zodiac remained as it was when the assumptions were made. It's also written in the Bible.
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace Now, a few thousand years later, the zodiac is different and the predictions, the forecasts are all wrong.Astrology, as it is in the West nowadays, is just a complete waste of time, it is utterly inaccurate for the simple reason that no allowance has been made for the difference in the configuration of the zodiac. Everyone; including animals, has to live through every 30 degree quadrant of each zodiac sign as male and female. You actually reincarnate thousand of times depending on the many lessons to be learnt and the speed you learn.
Theory: There is much confusion about the spiritual/psychic world. A little known fact is that some nasty thoughts in your head are not your own. You can develop the strength to resist them, and it is important you do so. Also, you MUST know that all that glitters is not gold. Know that a lot of negative emotions, destructive thoughts, nasty thoughts, obnoxious imagery and so on are probably not products of your own mind, but of a nearby dark being's. To know that you are not crazy, that the voices really aren't yours, can be a great relief. Now you need to work on getting rid of them. Don't let the knowledge of outside influence make you irresponsible; you still have the duty to silence dark thoughts and to not act on them. Pray for the removal and rescue of those who speak inside your mind. (Note: Sometimes negative emotions and destructive thoughts are not from a nearby dark entity's, but your nearby distressed family member, coworker, or friend! I've had a day where I was extremely upset for no reason and later realized I was picking it up from a coworker having US visa problems! If you are empathic or telepathic, you MUST be aware of your vulnerabilities and you should work on a close relationship with the loving God.) Do not yield to temptations, and don't let life in this world push you into "selling your soul" for a short-term gain; this not only hurts others and yourself, but it helps dark ones get a handle on you for later attack. On the other hand, if you have done so already, don't despair. I heard from someone else a really marvelous line, apparently addressed from a good spirit to a lost spirit: "We know you sold your soul. But God didn't recognize the sale. Come on home"! Do not assume you deserve what you get! Don't guilt trip yourself. Also, if you hear voices or subtle thoughts that say that you deserve suffering, or that the ordeal is actually a good thing, tell those thoughts and voices to go away --- they are likely coming from someone who is not looking out for your best interests. I don't think God wants us to suffer, even if suffering may sometimes be necessary. Even a karma debt does not have to be repaid by suffering; it can be repaid by good work, and by seeking God's forgiveness. God does not punish us, if we come humbly, and does not subject us to judgment trials. God applies mercy to the repentent, and loves the unlovable! Do not consider suicide as an escape. Many suicides who have had near death experiences report that suicide is wrong -- some even say it is a crime, and many suggest great suffering will result. The general gist remains: don't do it. Suicide is what demons want you to do -- don't listen to them, and don't fall into their clutches. Don't give them reason to gloat in triumph (and they DO gloat - rescued suicides have reported hearing them) -- instead, seek God, ask God to rescue the demons or (if rehab is not possible) bring them to justice, and in the meantime LIVE and enjoy life. Remember, while there's physical life, there's also hope. Go, seek, ask, knock, and wait with patience when necessary. Know yourself to be a soul that lives past death. The fallen can rise again. Even physical death is not the end, and there really is Light at the end of the tunnel. Warning: If you meet spirits that claim to be angels, do not necessarily trust them. Some radiant beings merely reflect light or channel light (like optical fiber), instead of generating it themselves out of love. Some "angels" are more interested in making themselves your spirit guides, and slowly, imperceptibly make you dependent on them for guidance, aid, advice, information, and so on. They also tend to emphasize special treatment, telling you that you are somehow special or better than most other people. Finally, they tend to make reincarnation sound like the cure-all and end-all and something to be done over and over, but remember the highest of religious teachers have discouraged reincarnation throughout history. You do not have to reincarnate to "erase" karmic debts. All these are extremely subtle deceptions, but the danger is real. The road starts quite plain and straight and wonderful, but slowly, slowly, it curves away. Be wary! Here are some resources that might help you tell good from fake good.
Pray for God/"the Light" and/or Jesus to: Send to you a team of rescuing angels. Ask that these angels rescue or remove any dark beings from you and fill you with light Ask that they sever dark connections leading to you and to rescue or remove the sources of the connections Ask that they remove and/or destroy any dark thought-forms (curses and such) attached or connected to you. Ask that the angels shield you from further attack (at least for now). Ask that your surroundings (your home, maybe) be cleaned of darkness and filled with light. Ask for God's blessings and wisdom in your life. Note: it helps immensely to elevate your spirit with thankfulness and joy if you possibly can
Drop any nasty, mean, or bizarro thoughts. Hang up! Disconnect! Shake free! Disown any yucky thoughts! If it's dark, turn on a light. If it's nice out, seek some sunshine. Pray! Pray to God, focusing on faith and gratitude as much as you can Pray that God send a team of angels to assist you Pray that God's will be done Thank God (If you feel nauseated by the idea of praying, it's even more important that you do so!) Mentally "cut away" any perceived darkness from around you. Get up and move around! (Wash some dishes ;) Shut off your imagination and focus on the here-and-now. Definitely stop worrying and fretting! Go grab something (preferably healthy) to eat/drink. Distract your mind with a positive book or magazine. You can even use down-to-earth, purely materialistic catalogs if necessary. No weird stuff, just plain daily life stuff. Get a tape or CD of hymns/good music and listen! (If it's late at night, you can fall asleep to the music. Cling to the uplifting quality.) Even better than just listening, sing along. Christmas music is GREAT for this. Count your blessings -- list good and beautiful things from your life. Do something nice for somebody. The below are some ideas. Go write a loving email/letter/thank-you-card. Report a cashier's friendly attitude to management! Cut some flowers (or buy 'em) for your neighbors. Volunteer with a soup kitchen or donate to an animal shelter Give to charity -- yes, go write that check. Just plain smile warmly at someone! Pray for your friends and the people you pass by! Key: care for someone else in a way that is absorbing and helps you forget your problems. Long-term, go on a spiritual elevation "diet" -- see "Elevate Yourself" section below -- and strive always to move closer to God.