Buddha says "you can only lose what you cling to" can you explain a little more ?
- Anonymous

purplebuddhaproject:

According to the Buddhist point of view, nonattachment is exactly the opposite of separation. You need two things in order to have attachment: the thing you’re attaching to, and the person who’s attaching. In nonattachment, on the other hand, there’s unity. There’s unity because there’s nothing to attach to. If you have unified with the whole universe, there’s nothing outside of you, so the notion of attachment becomes absurd. Who will attach to what?

Namaste,

Forrest Curran

Astrology Signs - Explore The Star Signs & Compatibility
kittywillknow:

Personal Shielding
My mother taught me that it was important to shield myself for many reasons:
My personal energy and emotional state can have an effect on those around me.
To keep negative influences out
To keep positive close to myself
To keep other people’s energy and emotional states from overwhelming me 
And to prevent those who might actively mean me harm the ability to do so psychically.
She resonates most with the element of water and forms her shielding out of it by visualising that she is surrounded by a small bubble of sea water, filled with fish and other sea creatures. It flows around her and absorbs negativity neutralising it. She sees the sea fade, not get weaker but become transparent, so that she can still feel it but is able to see through it and perform magick without having to lower her shield.
I’m a little over cautious due to some less than pleasant experiences. I have five shields one for each element:
Earth - A stone wall that protects from taking on board other peoples emotional distress
Air - A tornado that disorientates any harmful thoughts or intentions and drags them in
Fire - A blaze that transmutes negative energy into positive
Water - A sea that absorbs this energy.
Spirit - A blue egg of energy that I can easily work magick through and where I store excess energy until I Ground it or give it to someone else.
Before I learned how to make them transparent without weakening them I would strip my first four layers and have only the Spirit shield to work within a circle. 
Each person picks the shields that work best for them. One of my friends uses quartz. Another uses mirrors to bounce off negativity, but I find this inefficient, and prefer to put any energy sent to me to good use. 
Just think about what makes you feel secure, and work with it. If it doesn’t feel right change to something else. At least once a day visualise your shield to keep them strong. When we feel secure we can forget to shield and although it may become second nature for them to be there it is always a good idea to check them from time to time.  

kittywillknow:

Personal Shielding

My mother taught me that it was important to shield myself for many reasons:

  • My personal energy and emotional state can have an effect on those around me.
  • To keep negative influences out
  • To keep positive close to myself
  • To keep other people’s energy and emotional states from overwhelming me
  • And to prevent those who might actively mean me harm the ability to do so psychically.

She resonates most with the element of water and forms her shielding out of it by visualising that she is surrounded by a small bubble of sea water, filled with fish and other sea creatures. It flows around her and absorbs negativity neutralising it. She sees the sea fade, not get weaker but become transparent, so that she can still feel it but is able to see through it and perform magick without having to lower her shield.

I’m a little over cautious due to some less than pleasant experiences. I have five shields one for each element:

  • Earth - A stone wall that protects from taking on board other peoples emotional distress
  • Air - A tornado that disorientates any harmful thoughts or intentions and drags them in
  • Fire - A blaze that transmutes negative energy into positive
  • Water - A sea that absorbs this energy.
  • Spirit - A blue egg of energy that I can easily work magick through and where I store excess energy until I Ground it or give it to someone else.

Before I learned how to make them transparent without weakening them I would strip my first four layers and have only the Spirit shield to work within a circle. 

Each person picks the shields that work best for them. One of my friends uses quartz. Another uses mirrors to bounce off negativity, but I find this inefficient, and prefer to put any energy sent to me to good use. 

Just think about what makes you feel secure, and work with it. If it doesn’t feel right change to something else. At least once a day visualise your shield to keep them strong. When we feel secure we can forget to shield and although it may become second nature for them to be there it is always a good idea to check them from time to time.  

earthshaped:

Fluorite with malachite

Maria Mine, Sounion Area, Lavrion District Mines, Attiki Prefecture, Greece, Europe

kronman:

Exercises for Accessing the Mental Processes:
You might want to figure out how to access the mental processes to see how you are using them; this is a set of exercises that type practitioners have developed to help people understand how comfortable they are with the various mental functions. For these exercises, you need to pick an object which could be anything: a pen, an apple, an orange, a piece of candy, etc.

kronman:

Exercises for Accessing the Mental Processes:

You might want to figure out how to access the mental processes to see how you are using them; this is a set of exercises that type practitioners have developed to help people understand how comfortable they are with the various mental functions. For these exercises, you need to pick an object which could be anything: a pen, an apple, an orange, a piece of candy, etc.

Lessons of the Functions

Extraverted Sensing: There is always more to be experienced, and opportunities don't last.
Introverted Sensing: There is always a comparison to be made, and if it is familiar, it is to be trusted.
Extraverted Intuiting: There are always other potential perspectives and new meanings to discover.
Introverted Intuiting: There is always a future to realize and a significance to be revealed.
Extraverted Thinking: Everything and everyone can be logical, strutured, and organized.
Introverted Thinking: Everything can be explained and understood in terms of its underlying principles.
Extraverted Feeling: Everything can be considered in terms of how it affects other people.
Introverted Feeling: Everything can be brought into harmony or congruence if you truly believe it can be.

Stop Being An Energy Vampire – Regaining Control

awakenedvibrations:

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If you are an energy vampire and feel out of control here are a few suggestions:

  • Stop the energy draining thinking – Get a grip on runaway thoughts. When you are stressed it’s easy to let thinking run wild. The more you process negative things the worse they get.

  • When you’re in the negative mode try stepping outside of yourself, and become an observer.

  • What’s the worst that can happen – After you define the worst thing everything else can be handled.

  • Accept that you have control – You may not believe you can say “no” but you can. Determine what is and is not necessary.

  • Use your energy on the necessary – If you do you will actually begin refueling your supply.

  • Express gratitude for all you have – Nothing provides more energy than showing gratitude for what you have.
  • Ask yourself “what do I really want?” while you’re is the midst of negative emotions.

  • Begin to giveaway what you would want in return.

  • Practice meditation.The reality is, we are little more than a chemistry set. All our thoughts and feelings get translated into chemicals that fire off throughout our body, altering the chemical composition and behavior of our cells. Hence a sad feeling will influence the cells of our tear ducts and make them produce tears, or a scary feeling will give us goose bumps or make our hair stand on end.

    "A basic emotion such as fear can be described as an abstract feeling or as a tangible molecule of the hormone adrenaline,” writes Deepak Chopra in Ageless Body, Timeless Mind. “Without the feeling there is no hormone; without the hormone there is no feeling … wherever thought goes, a chemical goes with it.”

    Sit comfortably, relax and focus for a while on your breathing. Do not force or change your breathing in any way, but simply allow your awareness to follow the air as it enters your lungs then is released. If you are breathing in a very shallow way, I invite you to deepen your breathing a little, but otherwise simply trust in your own breathing pattern. As you watch your breathing, become aware of any particular tensions in your body and choose to let go of these tensions with your out-breath.

    Imagine you are wearing a dark, heavy cloak. The hood is up and is pulled right over your head, hiding your face. Spend a little while really imagining this cloak, feeling its presence all around your physical form.

    This dark, hooded cloak is the cloak of your negativity, your fears and the negative emotions, thoughts and sensations you experience in your life. Really feel the heaviness of this cloak.

    Now become aware that this negative cloak is gradually lifting up and away from your body, taking with it all your negativity. Really feel this cloak loosening and lifting away from you.

    Imagine the cloak slowly vanishing.

    Once it is completely gone, you are free to clothe yourself in a new cloak of your choice, a cloak of love, joy, beauty, protection, or any other quality you choose. Choose the cloak you wish to wear right now.

    Vividly imagine yourself wearing the new cloak you have chosen, this cloak of light and positive energy. See its color and feel its strength and quality all around you.

    Realize this new cloak is a symbol for you, for your soul. Realize that you can wear whatever cloak you choose.

By: Bob Rausch, Ph.D.

theawakenedstate:

The word “Guru” comes from “gu” meaning Darkness and “ru” meaning Light. Together “guru” means out of darkness into light. Guru can be anything or anyone but in the end the True Guru is your highest Self.

7 Things to Remember When You Think You’re Not Good Enough

Are You An Empath?

siren-the-sanguine:

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“ An Empath is someone who can feel other people’s emotions as their own: we feel what other people feel.”

Empaths are highly sensitive, finely tuned instruments when it comes to emotions. They feel everything, sometimes to an extreme, and are less apt to intellectualize feelings. Intuition is the filter through which they experience the world. Empaths are naturally giving, spiritually attuned, and good listeners. If you want heart, empaths have got it. Through thick and thin, they’re there for you, world-class nurturers.

The trademark of empaths is that they know where you’re coming from. Some can do this without taking on people’s feelings. However, for better or worse, others, like myself and many of my patients, can become angst-sucking sponges. This often overrides the sublime capacity to absorb positive emotions and all that is beautiful. If empaths are around peace and love, their bodies assimilate these and flourish. Negativity, though, often feels assaultive, exhausting. Thus, they’re particularly easy marks for emotional vampires, whose fear or rage can ravage empaths. As a subconscious defense, they may gain weight as a buffer. When thin, they’re more vulnerable to negativity, a missing cause of overeating explored in my book Positive Energy. Plus, an empath’s sensitivity can be overwhelming in romantic relationships; many stay single since they haven’t learned to negotiate their special cohabitation needs with a partner.

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