When you look deep enough, you begin to see the connections between the mysteries: that everything is true and nothing is true. From Kether to Malkuth, Mooladhara to Sahasrara, Kundalini climbs the tree and descends with the fruit of divine inspiration. As above, so below.
Love is the Law, Love under Will.
Every path to success has been littered with doubt, fear, and uncertainty, as well as persistence, calculated risks and repeated action.
The difference between someone who fails and someone who succeeds is the courage to act, repeatedly.
Just a year ago my life was spiriling out of control. I lived in a constant state of exhaustion. I lost weight, I had dark circles under my eyes, and I had suicidal thoughts.
The impulse I fought, was to run, to leave and never look back. My biggest fear at the time was, “I’m not capable.”
In my state of exhaustion, while crying myself to sleep at night, I would ask myself again and again, “What am I going to do. How am I suppose to keep going?”
I sold everything I had and decided to travel for a year, not know what the hell I was doing, but in my heart I had a belief that this was the right decision. This belief took me to Phnom Penh, Cambodia where I am now setting up my Project.
What fear is holding you back? Where do you feel incapable? What daunting task can you complete, one step at a time?
Read on for action steps that will propel you forward.
- Make the decision to succeed. Once you decide on success you rarely allow doubt to enter your mind. Your persistence, dedication, and resilience are strengthened. You free yourself to do the uncommon and the impossible.
- Take risks. Chase your fear. Do what scares you. Make the dreaded phone call. Ask for what you want. When you experience rejection, ask someone else. Be bold and brave. Defy the odds.
- Be prepared. Anticipate your own needs. Unemployment is the world’s fastest-rising worry, according to a BBC World Service survey. Don’t live in fear, create solutions in advance. Know how you will get out, over, around, and through what could go wrong.
- Let go of urgency and fear. Learn to relax and go with the flow. Our anxiety and stress are caused by living in the pain of the past or the fear of the future. Life happens in the present moment.
- Focus on the benefits of your success. Become focused on what you will gain. Is your benefit financial freedom, travel, saving the lives of others, or leaving a legacy you can be proud of? When the going gets tough, focus on your “why.”
- Calm your body. Find a quiet place and bring your attention inward, notice where your fear resides in your body. Notice if you have a tense forehead, shallow breathing, or aching shoulders. Relax the area of your body that’s being affected. Learn to calm and center yourself.
- Create your own fan base. I believe that most people have good hearts. They want to see you succeed. Believe people are cheering for you. When you are scared out of your mind, imagine everyone you know in one place rooting wildly for you.
- Participate in life. Turn off your television, electronics, and the negative media. Take a guitar lesson, a skydiving lesson or yoga lesson. Swim in the ocean, hike in the mountains, or go for a morning walk or run.
- You are enough. Accept who you are and where you are today. When you compare yourself to others you create your own suffering. My friends were in college when I was changing diapers. I was too busy to care. What others think of you is none of your business.
Your soul is your innermost being, your higher self, who you really are. And according to the Michael teachings, your soul will have one of seven distinct ‘vibrations’ or ‘tones’. The Spectrum of Essence When we cast light through a prism, it comes out in the form of a spectrum which we perceive as the …
So many of us are out at sea, looking for home. We try this way and that, battling the endless march of adversaries, led by cynicism and apathy. We fight them with every poetry we possess. We are gentle. We yield. We get back to navigating our crafts.
Every once in a while, exhaustion can turn into despair. The tiny flame, which takes our every resource to shield, blows out on an unexpected gust. Even then, lightless and alone, some of us remount our enterprise.
It helps to think of more than ourselves. It helps to see the earth workers, the artists, the mothers, the lovers, the singers, the poets and dreamers as threads in a web. By ourselves we are fragile strands, songs with no listeners, but together we are a relentless network. Wherever there is depression, there is colour made vivid by the grey.
When I feel this fog rolling in on me, I light fires of affection in the hearts of others. I tell them in tangible ways how the life they live makes me live mine differently, how precious and important they are to the rest of us. That fire then becomes like a beacon which burns through the grey and which I can sail towards.
Artwork by Polina Yakovleva
Source/author: Dreamwork with Toko-pa
The Dance at Alder Cove - Youth/Father/Geezer - I see you
The Ascendant/Descendent Axis: Your Ascendant, also known as your Rising Sign, is the sign that was rising on the eastern horizon at the time you were born. The Ascendant is specific to the time and place the person was born. Your Ascendant is just as important as your Sun and Moon signs because all the aspects in the chart are filtered through this sign. The Ascendant is your public persona, the Mask you wear when you first meet people; it’s the “first impression” you give to those around you. The Ascendant also describes your physical characteristics, style, and mannerisms. Have you ever been told, “Wow, I thought you were so shy/serious/emotional/optimistic/detached/(insert characteristic here) when we first met, but you’re not like that at all!”, or something along those lines? This is often the case when the Sun and Moon signs are in different signs than your Ascendant. Take, for example, a Virgo Ascendant with a Sagittarius Sun. To those who first meet you, you may appear reserved, critical and practical, but once they get to know you, they see you as open, non-judgmental, and freedom-seeking.
The greatest healers are not those who fix us, but who show us the power we have to fix ourselves.
The greatest teachers are not those who give us wisdom, but share the pathway to wisdom we all can choose to take.
The greatest lovers are not those who love us for all we are worth, but rather shows us the power of the love within us that makes us priceless."
Tom Grasso (via letitflow)
ॐ om (pronounced a-u-m, means several different things.
· Represents the present past and future
· Is the most essential sound the universe makes: all matter is composed of energy which makes vibrations, the om represents the sound the vibrations make
· Representative of the tree states of human consciousness:
1. Vaishvanara (first state): the waking state which is focused outward to material objects and is represented in the symbol by the lower curve
2. Taijasa (second state): the dreaming sleep or the mental nature which is focused inward to only the thoughts in the mind. The dreaming state is represented by the middle curve
3. Prajna (third state): the state of dreamless sleep or deep meditation in which , “…the veil of unconsciousness envelopes his thought and knowledge, and the subtle impressions of his mind apparently vanish.” It is represented by the upper curve
This is just my interpretation (based on research and what I have heard by talking to others during yoga or mind body spirit festivals) so it may differ from the opinions/interpretations formulated by others :)
1. Root Chakra - Represents our foundation and feeling of being grounded.
- Location: Base of spine in tailbone area.
- Emotional issues: Survival issues such as financial independence, money, and food.
2. Sacral Chakra - Our connection and ability to accept others and new experiences.
- Location: Lower abdomen, about 2 inches below the navel and 2 inches in.
- Emotional issues: Sense of abundance, well-being, pleasure, sexuality.
3. Solar Plexus Chakra - Our ability to be confident and in-control of our lives.
- Location: Upper abdomen in the stomach area.
- Emotional issues: Self-worth, self-confidence, self-esteem.
4. Heart Chakra - Our ability to love.
- Location: Center of chest just above heart.
- Emotional issues: Love, joy, inner peace.
5. Throat Chakra - Our ability to communicate.
- Location: Throat.
- Emotional issues: Communication, self-expression of feelings, the truth.
6. Third Eye Chakra - Our ability to focus on and see the big picture.
- Location: Forehead between the eyes. (Also called the Brow Chakra)
- Emotional issues: Intuition, imagination, wisdom, ability to think and make decisions.
7. Crown Chakra - The highest Chakra represents our ability to be fully connected spiritually.
- Location: The very top of the head.
- Emotional issues: Inner and outer beauty, our connection to spirituality, pure bliss.
Clear Quartz: “Quartz cleanses and enhances the organs and subtle bodies and acts as a deep soul cleanser, connecting the physical dimension with the mind.”
Informal: holiness of the mind.
Etymology: from Latin sanctus, “holy” + presumably anima, “air, breath spirit”.