Thursday, May 5, 2016

HEALING WITH CRYSTALS




    Many people have heard about Crystal healing, they're interested in it but do not engage in the practice because they say it seems overly complicated. They complain that there are just too many crystals to memorize the metaphysical properties of. But Crystal healing does not need to be difficult or overly intricate. One can certainly buy a book that contains all of the many crystals and their uses, and pick one up for a specific reason when needed. But one of the most simple ways of Crystal healing that I have used over the years with great effectiveness is to use just plain old clear quartz. Quartz has been called the universal Crystal and the magician's stone because it's uses are unlimited and so versatile. If you are going to engage in healing or any other practice that involves crystals, you can use clear quartz in the place of any other stone.

    The healing system that I use most frequently with crystals is to have two pieces of quartz... I always make sure that these two pieces are different in shape or size; they do not have to be expensive pieces either, the most inexpensive crystals at your local shop will suffice just fine. But you want the crystals to differ in some ways because one will be designated as the crystal that pulls stagnant or negative energies out of the body; the other, will be used to draw universal healing energies into the body at the end of the session. Here's how it works: simply place the quartz crystal designated for pulling energy out, unto the chakra or chakras closest to the part of your body that needs healing. Close your eyes, and imagine the crystal extracting all of the stagnant energies and removing blockages. And don't forget to do this for both the back and front of the chakra. If you cannot put the crystal on your back because of limited flexibility, just lie down and put the crystal next to your body, aligned as close as possible to the desired chakra.

    After you have pulled out all of the stagnant and negative energies, take the other crystal that is designated for pulling in life force energy, place it on the chakra that you desire to heal and balance and visualize the crystal pulling in life force energy to balance and heal the chakra. Again, make sure you do this for both front and back. You can also place the crystals on the part of the body that is ailing you and pull all negative energies out of a particular nerve, organ or muscle etc. and then give that part of the body a healthy dose of universal life force energy. But always make sure that you clear and balance the chakra or chakras near that part of the body first. To clear and balance the aura, simply cup your hands in front of you and hold the piece of quartz crystal that you have designated to draw in life force energy. Imagine life force energy coming down into the Crystal and then circulating and swirl it all through the aura; this is a simple and effective way to cleanse the energy bodies and heal the physical organism with Crystal healing.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD




   Look at the people around you; your family, your friends, your coworkers and the random people that you meet in your day. What are your thoughts and feelings about these people when you encounter them? Outside of those who are closest to you, do you give any thought or compassion to those individuals who cross your path as you go about your hectic schedule? Do you go through your day just considering your own needs and being blind to the needs of others? If you see an elderly person struggling with her groceries, do you help? If you see a stranger on the street looking dejected or in tears, do you approach them and offer an ear to listen or a shoulder to lean on? When you see the homeless person, do you offer some spare change or do you hurry past him hoping to be unnoticed? When you see a mother overloaded with too many packages and holding the hands of small children, do you hold the door for her, or do you let it close behind you as if she were not even there? The people you meet, the people you see, they are all your brothers and sisters. It doesn't matter what the color of their skin is, or what religion they adhere to. They're human beings and they are a part of you just as much as you are a part of them. Everything we do matters, planet earth is the great cosmic classroom. We are not here just to be consumed with self and grab all we can to make ourselves feel safe and secure. We are here to help others, to give compassion and love to our fellow man and woman. To ignore the needs of others, is to ignore the greatest spiritual call in our lives. It is even said that by entertaining strangers, we sometimes entertain angels unaware. What must the angels think when they see so many of us walking right past them and not even giving them a second thought? We make a difference in this world by making a difference in someone else's life. We should strive each day to make a difference, even if it is a small one... there is no greater act than this.


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

RELIGION: THE HEART OF THE MATTER




    Religion; it is a word that is almost sacrilege to some individuals. They speak it with scowls on their faces as the sour pronunciation falls from their lips in despising tones. But why is this so, and why are so many people seeking out alternatives to the spiritual upbringing of their youth? The main problem here is that organized religion focuses on rules and regulations for people to follow. They put forth the notion that by eating certain foods, worshiping at a certain place on a certain day of the week, dressing a certain way or refraining from certain worldly entertainments will gain them favor with God. The list goes on and on of the exterior rules espoused by the many religious groups in the world. But the one thing they fail to recognize is that religion or spirituality is meant to change the heart of an individual, not just change the physical routine of their daily lives. If a person's heart is not changed by an encounter with something greater than himself, all of the rules and regulations in the world will not make him/her a better human being. And a person can only have that life-changing encounter when they are free to explore the depths of divine love on their own. To box an individual in with certain theologies and dogmas will only cause them to feel restless over time. No human being or organization can put God in a box. To do so is to stunt the growth of those who subscribe to the religion constructed by a certain organization. It is said in the Bible that there is hope faith and love, and that the greatest of these is love. I believe the author of these words put them in this order because faith can be misguided, but love will always do the right thing for every person involved in a situation. Love is the key to any successful spiritual path, without it, we are just flawed human beings following a set of rules that make no real changes to the inner self. Religion is not a terrible word, it has only been defined incorrectly by individuals who did not understand its original intent. Rules and regulations will not change a person, but seeking the Divine with our hearts will bring awakenings and revelations that will transform our very being.

Monday, May 2, 2016

CONTEMPLATIVE MEDITATION




    In order to rise in consciousness, one must rise above the everyday clang of the material world. We focus so much on our jobs, our financial status, what's for dinner, what's happening in the news and a whole host of other things. When we do this, we get bogged down with denser energies and begin to lose our spiritual power. We must take a break from this particular existence and its cares if we are to make any progress on the higher path. One of the simplest ways to transcend the material world, even for a few minutes, is to meditate on the nature of the Divine. We do this by choosing a characteristic of the Divine Spirit, such as love or peace or unconditional acceptance, and contemplating that characteristic for a few moments. If God is love, what does that mean? How is that love different than the love of a human being? How much higher and wonderful is that divine love and how does that affect my life? These are only a few examples of how we might meditate on the higher attributes of Spirit. When doing this, close your eyes, take a few deep breaths and just relax; set a timer and just give yourself permission to take these few moments just for you. If you can sit in contemplative meditation for only five or ten minutes, that is absolutely fine. That is five or ten minutes that your thoughts rose above the noise of the world around you and your soul touched the hem of God's holy garment.

 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

BE A LIGHT IN THIS WORLD




   It doesn't matter how much other people use or abuse us. Human beings will be selfish, they will take advantage and trample on another's feelings. It's never an easy thing to go through, but there is a greater lesson here. The lesson is, how much can you love, and how much good seed have you planted in another's life? We are not here to be someone's doormat or punching bag, but we are here to be light and hope to other souls. So many people have lost their way, they consider not the possibility of God or something greater beyond this material setting. They think that the things they acquire are all that is, and all that is important. They are driven by base feelings and instincts. We often look at the hurtful and even foolish things that they do, but we do not consider what their own spiritual path will be in the end. Will they have to reincarnate over and over and suffer the same miseries until they rise in consciousness and see the greater picture? When they pass from this earth, will they go to a lower spiritual plane where there is misery and anguish until they can see beyond their petty points of view? No one truly knows the answer to the bigger questions, but we do know that not all souls progress to the same levels at the same pace. We are here to help one another, to learn and to walk in love. To rise in consciousness, we must see the user and the abuser as an opportunity to help the soul grow and progress in the right direction. After all, those types of individuals are not living a very happy life even if its exterior oozes with false confidence and an ego on steroids. But we also must remember, that we are not anybody's savior. It is not our job to hang around longer than we should, and continually be beaten-down by these individuals. There is a time to sow the seeds in their lives, and then there is a time to release them and let them go; because ultimately the journey is between them and God. Be light in the world but don't be a victim. Walk in love and try to rise above the mentality of the present world we live in; you can transcend it in your thoughts.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

IN THE NAME OF LOVE




    Many people pray in the name of various deities, and of course, this is absolutely fine. But when I find need to say a prayer, I say it in the name and by the power of love. Love is something that we can all get behind, and all religions and spiritual paths agree that it is the most powerful force in the universe. Those who have had near death experiences have reported that during their experience, they realized that to love is the most important thing that any human being can do on this earth. If love is the most important and powerful force in the cosmos, why should it not be the force that we put into all of our prayers and affirmations? Love has been known to lift up the downtrodden, give the hopeless hope and even heal illnesses that medical science could not cure. It is said that God is love, so when we invoke the name of love, are we not bringing the very essence of the divine into the situation we wish to change? I believe that speaking in the name and power of love is the key to seeing many more of our prayers answered and manifestations coming to pass. Love is all.


Friday, April 22, 2016

THE BIGGER PICTURE BEHIND OUR LOST AND ELUSIVE RELATIONSHIPS




-Channeled message from the evening of 4-21-2016-



    Many of you are concerned about your relationships: Friendships have fallen away, relationships have fractured and it seems nearly impossible to make new acquaintances in the world that you live in. Many in your societies have become far less social and it is becoming increasingly harder to connect with others in a meaningful way. But fret not, neither let yourself be carried away with sorrow. There are many changes coming upon the earth, the thoughts and deeds of men are affecting the atmosphere of your planet. If the human race does not course correct itself in the future, there will come a time when direct spiritual intervention from those on the higher plane will be needed. There will also be great catastrophes of biblical proportions coming upon the earth if things continue as they are; there is very little stability in your world at this time. Man is driven only by what he can see, his greed and violence are overflowing. There is a time coming when those who cannot live in such an environment will be separated from those who bring ruin.

    You may ask, what does all this have to do with my relationships? It has everything to do with them. That separation is beginning now on the soul level. You cannot form a strong union with those whose energy is so much different than your own. And be thankful that this is so, for those with shallow emotions and morality would only bring great heartache into your lives. Do not pine after those who are on the destructive path. Be content to make your life as tranquil as you can, and learn to commune with your angels and guides. We are here, we have known your soul before you have come into this material world. We cherish and love you beyond what you can comprehend. We know it is not easy to spend your days by yourself, loneliness is a strong human emotion. But the kind of union you seek cannot be obtained with those whose souls are becoming dark. Hold on to the light, and have faith in the good. All things will be balanced in the end. And while you are in this world, be a beacon of hope in it. Never tire of doing good and showing kindness and love to others. Not only will this help to draw like-minded others to yourself, but also serve to bring a few back from the edge of destruction. Only the light can dispel the darkness; the light in your soul is the hope for humanity to evolve and change before it is too late! There truly is a bigger picture to everything, even the relationships which souls have with each other.