Trust that whatever you need, your spirit guide want to help you. If you need a house, a job or a relationship your guide will help you find the right one. First you must ask.
Your spirit guide and guard you at all times. Know that your guides walk beside you and will watch you every step.
Did you know that you are psychic? We are psychic everyday, in many moments. Take the time to listen to your own psychic abilities.
Feng Shui Tip of the Day
Sweeten Life Up with Honey: Honey is the nectar of the Gods and symbolic of love and fertility. Keep a jar in the center of your kitchen table where the sun's rays can catch the honey in the light to create good chi.
Message of the Day
Many successful people use creative visualization. See what you’d like to achieve and you can be it. Do this each day and soon you’ll be successful.
Want to be more abundant? Begin by saying, "Thank You" for what you have. Soon the Universe will bring you more abundance.
Do Prayer Circles Work Miracles?
When people join together to pray for others, it is technically called
“intercessionary prayers.” In all cultures, including this one, it has
been known for years that groups of people wishing well for a person help them achieve a goal. Usually, intercessionary prayers are reserved for people who are quite ill, are addicted, or need money.
There have been some hard studies done about intercessory prayer, but most of them have appeared in what skeptics would call a biased publication: The Journal of Religion. A Brandeis sociologist named Wendy Cadge is a Harvard expert on this topic. She has analyzed the results of eighteen studies done about the effectiveness of prayer that were done by various organizations between 1965 and 2005.
According to an article in Brandeis University News on the web, the studies
reflected the prayers groups of several religions, including Christian, Jewish,
and Buddhist prayers.
The problems with these studies, according to Cadge, are that they were a bit “soft” and the control groups were biased. Many of them were based on what happens when a group of family members prays for a sick subject and not real control groups.
Another problem is that even when it came to conducting double blind clinical trials, it was difficult to figure out what dosage a prayer should be, how they should be offered, and if the person praying actually had to be a believer or subscriber to a certain religion for these prayers to work for him or her.
Additionally, The Sunday New York Times reported in a story by Sam Knight in 2006 that a huge study of 1,800 who were prayed over after heart bypass surgery did not result in cures. In fact, many of the patients who were aware that they were being prayed for experienced a much noticeably higher rate of complications. This study, which was funded by the John Templeton foundation and cost $2.4 million dollars, took over ten years to conduct. This study was conducted by the members of three congregations: the St. Paul’s Monastery in St. Paul; the Community of Tersian Carmelites in Worcester, and the Massachusetts and Silent Unity that is a Missouri prayer minister near Kansas City. These congregations were subdivided into more groups: those who
were told they were being prayed for, those who would receive prayers but did not know, and those that would not be prayed for at all.
The worshippers always prayed for the patients by name the night before the surgery and for the two weeks following the surgery and asked God to "grant a successful surgery with a quick, healthy recovery and no complications."
The result was that fifty-two per cent of patients in both groups suffered complications after surgery, but 50 percent of those who knew they were being prayed for went on to develop complications.
Religious and philosophical experts will always say that this study failed simply because prayer is not a self-conscious process. You know how they watched pot never boils. The same is apparently is true with prayer. It is a cosmic law.
The prayers might have made the patients that knew about it even sicker because it caused anxiety. Another theory is that “what we resist persists.” Yet another theory is that prayers have no power and that God just intervenes when he feels like it. It is not spiritually correct for us to think that we somehow control God with anything that we might attempt.
There are also no real studies that prove undeniably that the power of prayer or positive thought can affect the outcome of things. However, if you are really curious about this topic and want to investigate the Cluster Effect, which is about the effect of prayer on how water crystals form, you should watch a movie called “What the Bleep Do We Know.” Like the movie and the book “The Secret” it is all about manifesting a more positive outcome to situations.
An excellent book written about this subject is Wishing Well:
Making Your Every Wish Come True by Paul Pearsall which discusses such concepts as praying, positive thinking, accessing your higher power and willing things to happen. He calls prayer “a sixth sense suggestion” that can somehow can reach our intended beneficiary.
However, even though praying for others can result in joy, altruism, forgiveness and healing, Pearsall says that prayer can have negative results if we end up praying for the wrong thing. For instance, if we are praying that a victim of AIDS have a stronger immune system we might be, out of ignorance, praying for the wrong thing simply because it is a disease that is caused by an immune system that was too strong. If a prayer is not a delicate echo that can resound through the universe and spiritually polite in nature it is not likely to be answer; in fact we might even hex the situation by being too pushy about it.
People who object to praying to God to change the outcome of a
situation also argue with it simply because if it is God’s Will for something to happen the you should just accept it. To conduct an intercessionary prayer may in fact be a way of battling of God and objecting to his divine plan for our well being.
One of the latest trends in praying for the ill is to pray while fasting. This is an ancient technique that is being revived in contemporary church groups thanks to a book by Ronnie W. Floyd called “The Power of Prayer and Fasting.” It is the technique for getting a “wish granted” that is recommended in the Bible.
On the other side of the coin, it is even hard for skeptics to dismiss the fact that prayer can be useful. There are millions of anecdotes throughout history that tell us that this is true. At the very least, it serves to comfort the person praying if not the actual person that is being prayed over.
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What a good thing time does not stand still...
Yes, time rolls on and as surely as winter turns to spring so hurts give way to healing and doubts can lead to faith!
One broken dream is not the end of all;
Beyond the storm and tempest, stars are gleaming,
Still build your castles, though your castle fall.
The daily round, the trivial task
Will furnish all we ought to ask.
The videos you are about to watch gives a good description of the history as well as explain how the leaders have changed what and when people worship and celebrate.
Tools of the Trade What do you keep on hand?
The five elements: water, fire, air, earth, and the void are connected to sustain life. To create healthy energy the basic elemental tools need to be explored.
East, Water, Cup, compassion, love, healing
South, Fire, Wand, personal will,
West, Air, Sword, thoughts, communication
North, Earth, Pentacle, material, physical
Aether, Ether, Akasha, the void
The Void - represents those things beyond our everyday experience, particularly those things composed of pure energy.
( In Aristotle's system aether
had no qualities (was neither hot, cold, wet, or dry), was incapable of change (with the exception of change of place), and by its nature moved in circles, and had no contrary, or unnatural, motion.)
Aristotle added aether as the quintessence, reasoning that whereas fire, earth, air, and water were earthly and corruptible, since no changes had been perceived in the heavenly regions, the stars cannot be made out of any of the four elements but must be made of a different, unchangeable, heavenly substance.
The five elements are associated with the five senses, and act as the gross medium for the experience of sensations. The basest element, earth, created using all the other elements, can be perceived by all five senses - hearing, touch, sight, taste, and smell. The next higher element, water, has no odor but can be heard, felt, seen and tasted. Next comes fire, which can be heard, felt and seen. Air can be heard and felt. "Akasha" (ether) is the medium of sound but
is inaccessible to all other senses.
*** Spirit the transcendent fifth element which unities and governs the other four
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Author Caroline Myss says each of us has a sacred contract—a set of assignments our soul was meant to complete. Here, she shares a list of telltale signs that you are fulfilling your divine potential in life. Plus, watch as Oprah has an aha! moment during their conversation about being true to herself.
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The Cross of Light
The Cross of Light is very effective exercise for strengthening the aura and focusing energy. It is traditionally performed prior to all ritual work, particularly the tracing of a magic circle.
1. Stand facing east and imagine a brilliant white light above you. Raise your left hand above your head and draw the light down to your forehead, saying:
"Thine, O Lady and Lord..."
2. Feel the light fill your head and draw it down in a line through your body toward your feet, saying:
"Is the Kingdom..."
3. Feel the light fill your body and follow your hand as you bring it to your shoulder, saying:
4. Draw the line of light straight across to your left shoulder, saying:
"And the Glory..."
5. Now cup your hands to your heart, feeling the great cross of light radiating through you, and say:
Forever. Blessed it Be."
To raise elemental energy for magical workings.
Invocation of the Elements
Air, Fire, Water, Earth
Elements of Astral birth,
I call you now; attend to me!
In the circle, rightly cast,
Safe from psychic curse or blast,
I call you now; attend to me!
From cave and desert, sea and hill,
By wand, blade, cup and pentacle,
I call you now; attend to me!
This is my will, so mote it be!
The Blessing Chant can be said at the beginning of any type of ritual as a general Invocation.
The Blessing Chant
May the powers of The One,
the source of all creation;
all-pervasive, omnipotent, eternal;
may the Goddess,
the Lady of the Moon;
and the God,
Horned Hunter of the Sun;
may the powers of the Spirits of the Stones,
rulers of the elemental realms;
may the powers of the stars above and the earth below,
bless this place, and this time, and who I am with you.
Invocation - you are kindly inviting the higher powers to come forth, join and bless you at anytime and anywhere.
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An equinox occurs twice a year (around 20 March and 22 September), when the plane of the Earth's equator passes the centre of the Sun. At this time the tilt of the Earth's axis is inclined neither away from nor towards the Sun. The term equinox can also be used in a broader sense, meaning the date when such a passage happens. The name "equinox" is derived from the Latin aequus (equal) and nox (night), because around the equinox, night and day are about equal length.
Vernal equinox and autumnal equinox: these classical names are direct derivatives of Latin (ver = spring and autumnus = autumn). Again, this is from a Northern Hemisphere perspective of spring and fall. Mabon, the Vernal Equinox or Equal Night is the official beginning of autumn. Annually on this date in the Northern Hemisphere, faces the Sun and receive equal amounts (12 hours each) of daylight and darkness.
Mabon, September 22, 2013 marks the second and final time (the first was March 21st) each year that day and night are of equal in length. The autumn day's grow shorter, the nights longer. Now, is the time when the Earth prepares for the departure of the sun's abundant light, warmth and growth. The planet enters the time when the darkness takes over the light. Tuning into the seasonal activities, the wheel of life connects one with the universal
rhythm. Life is continuously changing, evolving, dieing, and being re-born. Summer is fading. In the orchards apples dangle, red, gold and ripen. Harvesting the vegetables begins, with tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, beans, potatoes, corn and all the rest pouring from the garden. We reap what we have sown.
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