An old proverb says ‘‘They are free of fruit that want an orchard.’’ But I say: ‘‘Everyone can have their own orchard!’’
If you place limits on your plans, desires and dreams… you’ll sidestep your own existence.
It’s important to have plans, desires and dreams that have no limits in time or space. The fact is, we never know what our limits really are.
The only way you can define them is by always trying to surpass them. That way your life won’t fall into a routine, which leads nowhere.
Routine creates a false sense of security, by dampening your desire to take risks. I recommend taking risks every day, even if it’s only one, and even if it’s insignificant. Small victories gradually accumulate, and strengthen your willpower to achieve great things.
A victory, even a minor one, is always positive, and enables you to test and surpass your own limits.
You may have lofty ambitions, but you should only take measured risks, and keep them within range of your abilities.
You need to act with humility, cool-headedness and patience.Humility
makes you aware of your possibilities at any given moment. Although your goals may be lofty, humility
keeps you focused on the steps you need to take to reach your final objective, which could be life-changing for you, or have a more modest impact.
means you’re able to control your feelings, and the negative emotions that could make you lose sight of your true path in life. If you can keep a cool head on your shoulders under any circumstances, it will always pay-off in the end, and be a constructive force in your life.
You’ll also need to be patient, and methodically
stick to the plans you develope for yourself beforehand, and not deviate from them. Which brings us to our final virtue: Patience
, which is indispensable in any process of transformation, because it’s easy to start something, but much harder to bring it to completion. Being Patient is critical for achieving success.http://tara-medium.com
Your date of birth is of crucial importance in terms of its astrological
significance, and can reveal many paths and opportunities that help you evolve in life.
It doesn’t matter if you’re reading this on your birthday, or if your birthday is coming up or remains distant. You’ll still be able to put the information you discover about this magic date to very good use.
Each astrological sign is linked to a planetary constellation, which emits positive vibrations for the people born under its influence. That energy can become a great source of progress.
The stellar constellation that corresponds to each astrological sign has a powerful
influence on the people born under it.
The Constellation That Corresponds To Your Astrological Birth Sign
A stellar constellation is a collection of stars visible to the naked eye at night. Joining some of the stars with imaginary lines produces geometric figures which have lent their names to the different signs of the Zodiac.
Western astrology is largely based on knowledge dating back to the ancient Babylonians, as well as to the Egyptians during the time of the pharaohs.
The Zodiac as we know it today is composed of twelve astrological signs, and comes to us from the ancient Greeks.
The word ‘‘Zodiac’’ is derived from the Greek word ‘zodiakos,’ which means circle of
The Zodiac originally had thirteen constellations, including one called Ophiucus (the Snake), but it was removed in the Vth Century B.C.
The modification was made so the astrological zodiac could correspond to the civil calendar, with its 12 months in a year, even though astrological signs don’t start at the beginning of each month.
The dates separating the signs of the Zodiac were determined in accordance with the Sun’s ecliptic, the name given to the Sun’s yearly trajectory as observed from Earth.
The first date in an astrological sign indicates when the Sun enters that sign’s corresponding constellation. The second date indicates when it leaves. If we look at the first sign of the Zodiac – Aries – the Sun enters the constellation of Aries on March 21st, which is the spring equinox, and leaves on the 19th of April.
On April 20th, the Sun enters the constellation of Taurus, which it then leaves on May 20th. On May 21st the Sun enters Gemini, and so on, throughout the entire year.
How To Profit From the Influences of Your Zodiac Sign
To take full advantage of the positive influences the constellation linked to your birth sign can offer you, take a look at the astrological dates at the end of this section.
You benefit naturally from the astral influences generated by your constellation throughout the duration of your sign, and especially on your date of birth.
Say you were born on May 18th, which makes you a Taurus. What that means is that you will benefit from the positive energy generated by the Taurus constellation between April 20th and May 20th.
In concrete terms, that means the stars belonging to the constellation Taurus will favor you between April 20th and May 20th, and will have their strongest impact on you on your birthday, May 18th. How To Advantage of Your Birth Date
To weigh the odds in your favor when trying to attain an important goal, you mustn’t wait for the period of your astrological sign to begin. You need to work at it all year long.
However, if you make a concerted effort to achieve your objective during the period that corresponds to your birth sign, you’ll have an even better chance of succeeding, especially on or near your birthday. * Here’s a reminder of the astrological signs:
Aries (March 21– April 19),
Taurus (April 20 – May 20),
Gemini (May 21 – June 21),
Cancer (June 22 – July 22),
Leo (July 23 – August 22),
Virgo (August 23 – September 22),
Libra (September 23 – October 22),
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21),
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21),
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19),
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18),
Pisces (February 19 – March 20).
April arrives with a shower of cosmic energy, providing exactly what you need to get your projects and ideas blooming!
The planets make their presence felt right away when the Sun squares off against Pluto on April 1. You may feel blocked or trapped, but the build-up will prove to be more difficult than the event itself, so you'll have things well in hand by April 1. The Sun also meets Jupiter that same day, boosting morale and sprinkling a light dusting of good fortune over most everything.
The stars take a break until April 7, when sparks fly as Venus and Mars meet in a passionate embrace, making romance hot and heavy. Things heat up outside the bedroom as well, with these planets adding sexy attitude to everything you do!
On April 10, a new Moon rises in Aries, making for one of the most decisive days of the year to get cracking on new projects. Just be sure to set your sights on something you
can do quickly -- otherwise, you might grow bored.
Come April 12, Pluto sends you back to the drawing board once it turns retrograde in Capricorn. Use this time to reconsider -- and perhaps even reorganize -- your plans
regarding finances and material goods.
Your outspoken nature advances to the forefront two days later on April 14, when Mercury moves into Aries. You may struggle with foot-in-mouth disease a bit, but your direct and honest approach will be refreshing ... and maybe even welcomed!
As April comes to a close, however, the cosmos will remind you not to go overboard. Saturn puts a damper on your newfound indulgence on April 22, when it opposes Venus. Three days later, on April 25, a lunar eclipse between the Scorpio Moon and Taurus Sun
forces you to find balance between emotional intensity and basic common sense. Finally, Saturn returns on April 28 to oppose the Sun, serving as a reminder that duty must come before extravagance.
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At last! On the Edge, originally published by Club Lighthouse Publishing in May 2010 has been completely revised. Now titled "AT THE EDGE."
This week I posted an exclusive excerpt for my readers to get glimpse of the YA, magic realism, paranormal book. I'm leaving this excerpt up for only a few days, and then will be taking the read down. I'm excited to search for aYA book publisher to discover the best home for the new and improved story.
About the Book "AT THE EDGE," - Real people developing relationships; while Carm is struggling to pick up the pieces after the death of her husband.
Two Quick Questions - 1. How important is it to you to create likeable characters?
I portray the characters inner characteristics and emotions as they struggle with issues of their own. The characters are realistic that the readers will believe. Tough and practical Paige takes command; Roxy under a watchful eye intimidates; always helpful Lizzy goes with the flow and Carm is consumed with sorrow and mental anguish. Gretchen, a witch is a welcome relief from life's pressures. To add support and conflict to the story are Thomas a friend everyone wants to deserve and Philip is certainly not safe to trust.
2. What do you most hope that readers will take away from the book?
In this book I provide a unique insight into the drug world and mysticism – addiction and the belief that direct knowledge of ultimate reality is attainable through intuition and the unseen world. I hope the reader will begin to believe if you change your choices while guided by Spirit you can change your life for the better.
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Smile and the world Smiles with you!
The concept of non-violence is practiced by all great spiritual masters. It inspires me every day, and I’d like to share it with you.
In most situations, it’s best to choose the path of pacifism, since pacifism ultimately leads to peaceful, non-violent outcomes.
Thoughts, words and deeds that are peaceful never lead to violence. When confronted with violence, the fact of not responding in kind and creating more aggression, eases the tension and prevents it from escalating.
Responding to violence with violence only creates an endless cycle of aggression.
If you want to put out a fire, it’s wiser to throw water on it rather than gasoline. Similarly, there’s no shame in refusing to fight. There’s no code of honor that says you have to stand-up to an adversary who is stronger than you, and who could put your life, and the lives of those close to you, in danger.
Non-violence isn’t a weakness, it’s a strength! It takes more courage and willpower to refrain from letting yourself become angry or seek revenge, than it does to give-in to a torrent of violent acts and emotions.
No matter what kind of life you have, you behave according to principles you developed over time, or were taught in childhood. But you should keep asking yourself one question: Is the way I am pursuing my life going to bring me happiness? How can I know? And, more importantly, how can I change the course of my life, if necessary? Below you’ll find some key points for doing just that.
Pursuuing an interest in your personal development means developing a stronger mind, more willpower, more self-confidence, and original ideas for earning more money, improving your life, and making all your dreams a reality.
When you look at methods of personal development, you see that the possibilities they offer are usually linked to a higher force which assumes different names, depending on the tradition or culture it comes from: God, Allah, Yahweh, Nirvana, the Clear Light, the great Architect of the Universe, Astral Powers, Cosmic forces, and so on.
Can A Spiritual Path Bring You Happiness?
All these methods, which are highly respected around the world, offer ways for you to connect, either directly or not, with what I call the Higher Power.
You can contact this Higher Power through prayer, meditation, trance, invocation, clairvoyance, or magic rituals.
Each person must find his or her own path. And yet, it often happens that people’s lives don’t improve, and they don’t find happiness, even though they’ve followed a spiritual tradition.
It takes time to change your state-of-mind, and get rid of the mental and spiritual blocks preventing you from being wealthy, experiencing true love, and seeing your wishes become reality.
People sometimes waste month, years, or even a whole lifetime following a path that doesn’t really suit them.
The important thing isn’t to know whether a path is right for you, but whether you are right for the path. In other words, are you going to attain happiness if you continue to follow it?
Instead of asking that question, people often feel guilty and blame themselves when things go wrong. It’s not the path that’s at fault, it’s their own shortcomings.
When someone embarks on a spiritual path, it’s because the path attracts them by offering what they’re looking for, in terms of answers to questions about the meaning of life, and the kind of training it offers. In the beginning, all paths seem perfect.
That’s because we tend to idealize our spiritual calling, and forget that nothing in life is perfect, that any given ‘method’ has its faults, and may not correspond to our needs at some point in time.
Some people struggle their whole lives, with all their strength, but never take the time to find out if the path they’re on is really the right one for them.
Let Doubt Be Your Guide
Extremists of all traditions are blinded by conviction when they have doubts about their faith. If something isn’t right, they blame themselves, not the tradition. They never wonder if maybe the path they’re on isn’t right for them.
But you’re not an extremist, so you can ask the question: ‘Is this path – this religion or magic tradition or belief I’m involved in – right for me or not?’
If you’ve done everything you can to assimilate the principles of your faith, and practiced its rituals properly, but realize that it hasn’t brought you the happiness you’re seeking, or even helped you get closer to achieving it, then it’s time for a change.
Keep an open mind, and explore other traditions and methods of personal development. You may find something that interests you in your research that turns out to be the right path for you, at least for awhile. Your ultimate goal should be to create your own path, one that leads you to happiness, freedom, and serenity. http://Tara-Medium.com