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Thursday, 31 May 2012

The Gift of this Journey

Many of us wonder why we do not remember who we were before we were born. We wonder what it was like to be a soul without a body and what it will be like to be one again. Many of us have a strange sense that we do remember, as if we did experience a bodiless existence, but we can’t quite recall the details. We may remember feeling as if we were flying, or as if we were just incredibly light and unrestricted in our movements. Still, most of us do not recall anything in detail about the time before we incarnated into a human body. There are many possible reasons for this deep forgetting, one of which is that remembering would probably impinge upon our ability to fully commit to this life. Experiencing life on earth without any memory of an alternative existence allows us to be here completely, and that is what is required in order for us to learn much of what we must learn here. Most of us are not meant to spend our time here preoccupied with concerns beyond the realm of this lifetime. Instead, it is our job to occupy our bodies and our planet with a fullness that would not be possible if we were constantly aware of another, and extremely different, realm of existence. There is no doubt that life on earth is difficult in ways that life outside of a body is not. As we modulate our energy to move into a body, our consciousness changes, and this is a necessary change. Forgetting other levels of being protects us from a confused and divided experience. Soon enough, we will be back where we started, so thinking too much about it now is a bit like being on a fascinating journey and spending the whole time thinking about going home. It is more in alignment with our purpose here to be fully present in the gift of this journey, unreservedly offering our energy to the experience we are having right now.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

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Another interesting Martian landscape to contemplate!

A Word on 'Chaos Magick'

The `formless void' of primordial matter, the `great deep' or 'abyss' out of which the cosmos, or order of the universe was evolved. There are a couple of additional definitions, but they are irrelevant to this discussion. When chaos is used in magick, there is actually no place for con- fusion or disorder.

Chaos is the creative principle behind all magick. When a magickal ritual is performed, regardless of `tradition' or other variables in the elements of performance, a powerful magical energy is created and put into motion to cause something to happen.

The power of real magick cannot be found in a recipe book. If it were only that easy! Unfortunately, it is highly unlikely and a great pity that one will stumble upon the hidden grimoire or mystic amulet that will instantly grant one "magical powers". The ability to perform real magic is attained only through diligent practice, hard work and inner inspiration".

Chaos Magic can only be "learned" by experiencing it by whatever means available. The basic message of Chaos magic is that, what is fundamental to magic is the actual doing of it - that like sex, no amount of theorising and intellectualisation can substitute for the actual more>>>...

Inspiration for the Day

Whenever you touch a height, enjoy the height; whenever you touch the bottom, enjoy the bottom. One thing should remain continuously flowing in you — the enjoyment. Giggle within yourself when you are beyond yourself, and giggle within yourself when you are within yourself — but giggling should continue. Make life a laughter when great things are happening, and when nothing is happening, laughter should continue. Laughter should be the running thread of the garland of flowers of all your ecstasies and experiences of the beyond. They will change, but one thread of laughter can continue within you. Laughter is almost the shrine of the witness. Within the laughter, you will always find the watcher. And to become a watcher without discontinuity, without gaps, is all that is meant by enlightenment.- Osho

'Wherever You May Go'

Awesome ballad by David Coverdale .... taken from the 'Into The Light' album.

Tarot Card of the Day: 'The Star'

Affirmation: I can create anything I need. 
This card is the best one in the entire deck, in my opinion. It marks a point where fortune smiles upon us, lighting up our dreams, hopes and wishes with the promise of fulfilment and manifestation. This card always marks a turning point, where positive energy flows into life in a swift-running stream. All that is left for us to do is to open ourselves to the remarkable powers which are always present when this card appears. Times like this one make miracles in life. We can attune with the powers of the Universe more easily now than at most other times. We can reach out and touch whatever it is that we call God or Goddess, and welcome their presence and might in our lives. On a day ruled by this card, dream the best way you know how to....and realise that your dreams stand a greater chance of coming true than at any other time. Wish your wishes ....and fill them up with as much hope and light as you can possibly manage. Then be glad to be alive on a day like more>>>...

Conscious Creation

The moment during the day when we very first open our eyes and come into consciousness is a precious opportunity. It sets the tone for all that comes after it, like the opening scene in a film or novel. At this moment, our ability to create the day is at its most powerful, and we can offer ourselves fully to the creative process by filling this moment with whatever inspires us most. It may be that we want to be more generous, or it may be that we want to be more open to beauty in our daily lives. Whatever the case, if we bring this vision into our minds at this very fertile moment, we empower it to be the guiding principle of our day.

Sometimes we wake up with a mood already seemingly in place, and it’s important to give this feeling its due. It can inform us and deepen our awareness to what’s going on inside us, as well as around us. As long as we are conscious, we can honor this feeling and also introduce our new affirmation or vision, our conscious offering to the day. We may want to decide before we go to sleep what we want to bring to the next day of our lives. It could be that we simply want to be more open to whatever comes our way. Or we may want to summon a particular quality such as confidence. Then again, we may simply call up a feeling that perfectly captures the texture we want our day to have. 

We can reaffirm our vision or affirmation as we shower and eat breakfast, as well as recalling it at various times throughout the day. We can write it down and carry it with us on a little slip of paper if this helps. Simply by being aware of those first moments, we set the stage for a more conscious, enlivened experience, and we become active participants in the creation of our lives.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

2012 - The Halfway Point

Well, how long and weary was May 2012? I, for one, will be glad to see the back of May 2012!! The holding pattern in the last 5 weeks has been too intense for my liking. Too much thinking ... too much aggravation ... too much karmic contemplation. Considerations have been very overwhelming considering 'the right thing to do' or 'the consequences of making the wrong choice' ... such have been the pressures of the last five weeks. 

Sometimes, the things that we can't change end up changing us-- Unknown

Well ... I've certainly been changed by the recent challenges. Life's circumstances have made me look at things in a different way. From a much deeper perspective ... which is what I guess this evolutionary leap has been all about. 'The Truth Vibration' is extremely evident as a beacon of light in the background at this time. No forward motion until ... until the current 'lessons' are assimilated. A very difficult quarter to wander through. Especially as I know the realisations are one sided ... I'm aware of them, but those other competitors are not ... 

And the interesting thing in all of this ... I am not alone in this holding pattern! Numerous clients over the last few weeks have admitted to feeling the same! Mid-April to now has been a real shitty time for so many of us. But, as I have been told from 'upstairs' and I advise my clients ... the mud flats of May 2012 will subside mid-June 2012, and we should have forward motion again. The test of endurance is going to be still apparent during the first two weeks of June 2012. More bullshit from some quarters then ... as the separate selfish self runs amok and shirks the responsibilities presented by The Truth Vibration. But, at least forewarned is forearmed. I can be prepared. 

I have a favourite Tarot image in the Karma Music Tarot deck ... The Eight Of Cups .... it depicts a male character with his hands over his head with a disconsolate looking character, with their hands in their pockets, walking past the male character. I call it the 'revelation card' or the 'run for cover' card. It's a perfect card for this moment ... when you know what lies ahead ... you anticipate what will happen when .... such and such a thing happens .... ! 

I just know beyond June 2012, there are going to be some major surprises. This year has barely got up steam yet. It is certainly one of the weirdest years in living memory. The current rut  is truly a pain in the arse. But, I am one of life's survivors. I always have and I always will. It's all part and parcel of the process. With my senses heightened and my awareness alerted, I notice things like hovering hawks at my eye level in the field next to where I'm travelling. Or the threatened attack of a single hornet in a dream. Or even the nasty queen introducing herself to me, again in a dream state, trying desperately to make herself seem a really nice person! I notice also the strange, and the profound occurrences ... that are really out of place at this time. I've been immersed in this kind of symbolism now for about 35 years; really since I read my first esoteric book on magick and symbolism. It's served me well to this point ... and will continue to do so.

Even with these strange occurrences at the half way point of 2012, I still am indebted to the universe for its trust and understanding. My clients are all wonderful people, in each of their unique ways. I am still as passionate about my work as when I first started professionally back in the early 80's. I still apply the same discipline and principles now as I did then. I am proud of the consistency in my readings ... whether its the first reading of the day or the 18th of the day ... the quality is still the same. I am fortunate to have perfected the use of the '2nd vehicle' .... enabling me to be as refreshed at the end of my day of readings as when I started the day. That skill doesn't come over night ... it comes with years of practice, experience and universal trust. Don't let any one just starting out in this field kid you that they have this ability ... they can't have! It's one of the hidden gems hidden from view when you start climbing the mountain. It's the 'antique china tea service' as an old friend once calls it. I witness the current industry and see plenty of 'plastic tea services' with matching ability shining in their auras. But little else. I see plenty of brushed egos and sad souls fooling themselves ... I smile and gasp. 

Where is the 'proper' training required to truly embrace The Truth Vibration?? There can be so few souls embracing that light at the moment? I'm struggling ... I am the first to admit ...! My sensitivity is out there on my sleeve ... all my years of experiences; of striving to be the best I possibly can ... hasn't made the current few weeks any easier. I know it must be an awful time for so many others at this time ... but it is what it is ... soul growth. 

Soul growth is NOT an easy task. There isn't a short cut. There is no workshop or course that can be attended to make it an easier than it really is. It is a depressingly agonising process. The last thirty five years of my life have been sacrificed to its horrendous touch. It is NOT a fun process. Anyone who says it is ... has NOT felt its effect. I know that 100%. You are constantly stretched and pulled. Taunted and tested. Pushed and pressured. It is 24/7 ... and it is constant.  There is little breathing spaces ... that is why May 2012 has been SO difficult. The truth vibration is proving to be hardest on its own. Those who are not facing their personal truths are seemingly getting it easy. But soon, it will be their time too ... and they will be p155ed with it too! Believe me ... it is not an easy time ahead.

Anyway, I've said enough. I began with little or no idea what this was going to be about. And I still don't. It's time I left it there ... and concentrated on other pressing matters. Bye for now - Matthew James 29th May 2012

Flawed Pharma Study Demonizing Vitamins and Minerals Debunked

It seems that some people will do just about anything to get ahead, so it shouldn't come as a surprise when a mostly falsified study is released to put down what is primarily known as a fundamentally healthy and intelligent choice. Unfortunately, people still will try to spread discord amongst their fellow man in an apparent attempt to get ahead; sacrificing the good of the people is unfortunately a small price to pay for an insurmountably large personal gain, in many cases. This dishonest act can be seen in one such case of misinformation - a 'study' performed in order to bring the market for multivitamins and other very respectable health supplements down a more>>>...

Inspiration for Today

The life-force within you is trying flush out all of the stuff which is blocking you from being consciously aware of it. Our problem is, that as the stuff is pushed to the surface of our consciousness, we fear it and we try to push it back down and hold onto it. This causes an enormous amount of fear and we do not know what is happening to us. The secret is to let go of our inner defenses and let the life-force within do its job without resistance. Just like removing the clouds to allow the sunlight in-- The Daily Guru

The Djinn - Rosemary E Guiley

Under The Same Sun

Classic song by The Scorpions

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Another look at lifeless Mars and yet another landscape to ponder on ....

The Law of Similarity [Sub-law of Law of Association]

The basis of sympathetic magick: effects resemble causes. Things which seem alike are alike. The Law of Similarity is used to empower magick. Just waving a wand in the air to summon lightning is not as efficient as throwing the wand to the ground to simulate a strike of lightning. A witch wishing to cast a healing spell for a person may make a poppet, or doll, to represent that person. Using the Law of Similarity, the magician can produce any effect just by imitating it. In the magickal circle, the poppet_becomes_ the ill person. (Earth Witchery)

The Pursuit of Conscious Wholeness

Striking the right balance between our physical and spiritual aspects is one of the most challenging aspects of existence. We are dual beings by nature, spiritual entities bound to earth by physical bodies. In our lifetimes, we are charged with the duty of nurturing and tending both with equal devotion and love. Yet while both aspects of the self are deserving of honor and respect, there is a tendency for people who are more spiritually focused to ignore, avoid, or dismiss their bodies. Similarly, many individuals are entirely ensconced in the carnal realm and pay no attention to the needs of the soul. In both cases, an adjustment is in order. We are whole only to the degree that we embrace both sides of our beings.

If the soul is the inward manifestation of our consciousness, the body is the living, breathing expression of that consciousness. The physical self provides the home in which the spiritual self takes root and flourishes. Just as we must tend to the seed of the soul to ensure that it grows strong, so, too, must we care for the protective shell that is the body to make certain it is capable of playing its role in our development. Though there will no doubt be times in our lives when we feel more comfortable focusing on the spiritual self or the physical self, denying the fundamental importance of one or the other can lead to ill health, emotional distress, and a sense of incompleteness. Both facets of the human experience play a vital role in our well-being.

The body and the soul are the yin and yang of our current reality. They are, at this point of human evolution, irreparably bound together, and many spiritual teachers agree that the body is one of the greatest vehicles through which to access the soul. In fact, many believe that our spirit has chosen to be embodied as an essential part of our spiritual development. Consequently, it is the responsibility of each person on the planet to forge a marriage between the two, so that these disparate aspects bring out the best in each other, creating a vibrant, dynamic, and workable whole. (Daily Om)

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Today's Tarot Insight

Today's Tarot Images - '10 of Spheres'; '9 of Crescents'; 'The Fool' ... the simple tarot message reads "good portends for success and ambitious breakthrough in business matters at this time. For those who are considering their options TODAY, anticipate success if you trust your instincts ... an opportunity beckons so expect the contract or the phone call very soon... well done!"

Quote Of The Day

"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident." --Arthur Schopenhauer

Monday, 28 May 2012

To Dream Of Bees

Bees are often viewed as a threat and most of the time bees sting females and so there are various dream interpretation about it. The reason bees bite or sting females is because females exert aura of fear when they see group of bees or single bee near them. Bees often chase anyone with aura of fear irrespective of the type of species they're attacking but humans often interpret this fact as per their own views.

If any bee is chasing you in dream that means there is some unsettled business or task or memory haunting you. Make sure you let it go from mind or deal with it in order to avoid these bees.

If you get bee bite or sting then you've some serious relationship, career, finance or some unknown issue that is bugging your subconscious mind. Find out about it and sort it out.

Avoid getting angry on stuff that irritates you a lot.

Make sure you express your thoughts by writing a blog or journal under anonymous name as that helps you express more of your thoughts.

Never suppress your thoughts as they come back to haunt you in terms of creatures in mind. It's all your mind that makes or breaks more>>>....

Terraforming - Alien Or Human, It's Here

This is about as creepy as it gets. But it’s right in front of our eyes. Our planet is clearly under attack. Anyone even half awake can see the world today is careening towards disaster when there is no reason for it. Our resources are plentiful, and the vast majority of people on earth are loving, ethical and well meaning individuals. However, those in places of authority and economic power appear to clearly be maniacal psychopaths constantly scheming for new ways to use and abuse humanity and its beautiful home called Earth, or Terra. As in Terraforming. We’ll get to that. You name it. Politically, economically, socially, environmentally. It appears we’ve been literally invaded by something foreign to our world and are being systematically abused, dismantled and more>>>...

You’re The Drive: Digital Data Can Now Be Stored In DNA

Forget saving files to flash drives and cloud servers. Now, digital information can be stored in the DNA of living organisms, thanks to a breakthrough discovery by researchers at Stanford University in California. A trio of scientists successfully demonstrated the ability to flip the direction of DNA molecules in sample E.coli bacteria in two directions, mimicking the “1s” and “0s” of binary code, which is at the root of all modern computer more>>>...

Eating Aluminum: Is It As Safe As Our Regulators Say?

Aluminum toxicity, a characteristically manmade problem, is now impossible to avoid, and has become a postmodern rite of passage. Our environment has become so polluted with the stuff, that even our crop plants are being threatened, with biotechnology firms now scrambling to genetically engineer aluminum-tolerance into them as a possible, though still desperate solution. Not only are we being exposed, daily, through increasingly polluted water, soil and air, but many of our regulatory agencies consider it perfectly safe to intentionally consume or inject the stuff directly into our bodies. While there is no known physiologic need or positive biological role for aluminum in the human body, the FDA is perfectly content with the population it is charged with protecting eating it as a "food grade" additive. This same "regulatory agency" promotes the mythical concept of a "safe" food grade petroleum, allowing food manufacturers to surreptitiously feed us over half a pound a year, which is likely why human autopsies have revealed that almost half of us have pathological deposits of the stuff in our livers and more>>>...

UFO Sightings Soar in New Zealand

The New Zealand chapter of a UFO religion said soaring numbers of unidentified flying object sightings across the North Island could be because they're holding a conference in Auckland this week. The Aetherius Society is holding a workshop at its Birkenhead headquarters on Thursday to share messages it claims have come to them from extraterrestrial beings. The society was established in 1955 by George King and has around 650 members worldwide - 25 from New Zealand. UFO research group UFocus NZ last week said it had received an "unprecedented" amount of sighting - more than 30 - over the previous two months. One included the possibility aliens had visited Northland, with reports a man had seen a UFO land there. Aetherius spokesman Gordon McKenzie had not heard of the spike in sightings, but said the recent beaming down of alien craft could be connected to their more>>>...

GM Humans Who Are Programmed To Believe This Is Real

The aliens are, I believe, also programmed in the same way as ourselves.
Mankind IS being observed YES. That is a definite fact. Observed by alien races, yes, another definite fact. This is 'the reality' which mankind exists in. The petri-glass experiments where mankind is scrutinised and 'genetically modified'. Indeed, mankind is a crop ... GM humans. Its evolution is not natural to this dimension, therefore it has to be enhanced and ensured by alien intervention. There are many races of aliens involved in this; all with their own agenda. All with their own instructions. Much like the production line that builds a motor car ... each part is independent of the other; each part unaware of the other processes. But all are focussed on the end product ... the car's final production. The same can be said of the physical collective which is mankind. A physical collective which is a infusion of many other races. But, because the bulk of the adaptations are genetic, the human species follows a 'basic' pattern - basically we all have the same format of two eyes, two ears, one nose, one mouth, two arms, two legs, two hands with five fingers, two feet with five toes. We all 'look nearly the same' with the difference being within the DNA; within a programmed accepted framework of 'recognised' world races. These races races of white, yellow, red, black which we all associate with 'this world' have all been seeded by alien races.

I can glean from my own research and from my own interaction with intelligencies from other densities who 'handle' me that it is they, the aliens, themselves who 'invented' the UFO & ET cultures which rage in the hearts of man. It is the aliens themselves who shape mankind's environment; mankind's cultures, societies and religions. Mankind are basically flotsam cast onto a mighty sea following the direction of the tides and the currents without being able to control its direction or more>>>....

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Avoiding Negative Vibrations

There are times when you may find that being around certain individuals or groups of people leaves you with feelings of discomfort. It may be that spending time with a particular friend feels draining or that dealing with a specific coworker exhausts you. Being around toxic or angry people is also draining. And you may even find that being surrounded by a crowd of people lowers your energy levels rather than perks you up. This is not that unusual. Each of us radiates energy and is capable of being influenced by the energy of other people. It is important to learn how to shield yourself, so you don't unknowingly take on someone else's energy. While some people know how to instinctively protect themselves from being adversely affected by energy, most of us need to discover and practice the technique that works best.

There are a number of ways to avoid being affected by people's energy. Shielding is one preventative technique you can use. Center yourself and envision being enveloped in a cocoon of loving and protective light. This protective layer should allow you to consciously regulate the energy around you. The intent to shield oneself is all you need for this technique to work. You can even create a trigger word to assist you in quickly creating a shield. Say this word each time you create a new shield, until the word and the shield become automatically associated in your mind. If you run into a person whose energy you find draining, you may want to cleanse your own energy field after your encounter. Sage, cold showers, singing, mineral water baths, spending time in nature, and a simple break to recharge are all ways to accomplish this.

While it is important to know how to shield yourself from energy, there are those energies that you may not want to shut out. The energy of laughter from a newborn baby, the feeling of joy radiating from someone in love, and the frequency of calm emanating from an enlightened teacher are just some of the energies coming from others that you may want to have around you.

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North Piper, Blackpool
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Osho Insights – Man Ordinarily Exists In A State Of Sleep

Man ordinarily exists in a state of sleep. He is not alert, he is not aware of what he is doing; he is not even aware of who he is. He is not conscious of from where he has come and to where he is going. He is an utterly deep, deep slumber.

Meditation is just the opposite of this somnambulistic state. It is bringing in consciousness. It is becoming alert of three things: first, the body and its activities — because that is the grossest thing and it is easier to become aware of it — second, the mind — the thoughts, the desires, the memories — and third, feelings — the sentiments, the emotions… which are the subtlest.

If one becomes aware of these three layers then suddenly the fourth happens of its own accord. You do these three and the fourth simply happens; you have earned it, you deserve the fourth. The fourth means awareness of awareness, it means awareness of your being. And that is the greatest experience in life.

And this is the gracious gift of god — the fourth state of awareness. George Gurdjieff used to call his way the fourth way. His disciple, P.D. Ouspensky, has written a beautiful treatise; he gave it the name THE FOURTH WAY. But it has been a known secret for thousands of years in the East. We call the ultimate state of meditation, turiya. Turiya means the fourth, simply the fourth. We don’t give it a name but a number.

Begin with the body, go to the mind, then to the heart and suddenly you have come to your centre, to your very being. And in coming to your very being you transcend all misery, all darkness, all death. You transcend both time and space. This is the experience of god. The fourth is nothing but pure godliness.

Source – Osho Book “Just the Tip” ... read more>>>...

A Word on "Pitr Dosha"

Pitra Dosh is not the curse of the ancestors, but it is a debt formed as a result of bad deeds done by ones ancestors and this debt has to be paid by the present generation either by taking the punishment decided according to that debt or by doing some specific good Karmic deeds which would help to pay this debt so that the degree of punishment may be decreased.

The results of Pitr dosha is as follows:- House peace is disturbed, Denial of Progeny, separation and problems between a husband and wife, chronic/terminal illnesses, accidents, depression, disturbed sleep, inauspicious/disturbing dreams, problems on the subconscious level, psychological problems, hidden enemies, constant change in one's profession, heavy unwanted expenses, suicidal tendencies, many hurdles in life, lots of loans taken and unable to pay off debts... What I have heard from many that these parents think nothing will happen to them or their kids... well then they don't know about karma... Karma has to be paid and this can never be more>>>...

How to Counter A Black Magic Attack ...

First… any misuse of energy, negative thought or action projected toward another person is a form of Black Magic. There is a wide range of attack from simply someone getting mad at you, all the way to someone actively doing negative ceremony and prayer against you. Symptoms can range from general tiredness to being completely knocked out physically. If the attacker is clever, they can attack specific areas in 3 groups. In multidimensional realities (time, space & dimension); in the physical realities (body, mind & spirit), and places in time (past, present & future). If you think you are being attacked, Please .... please get help. It is hard to clear oneself, because you are too close to the issue. Find someone you trust to work with. 

Should I face /confront my attacker? A battle begun on the inner planes can only be ended on the inner planes. Any attempt to correct psychic attack or black magic with outer means (i.e. confrontation and retribution) will always fail and fuel the problem even further. You can't battle an inner problem with an outer attack. 

Why have I drawn this attack to me? Being the recipient of psychic attack pushes us to look innermost of the places in ourselves in which we feel inferior, unsure, weak, unsafe or unhealthy. 

How can we be attacked? Simple facts, we only open the door to attack when:-
1. We feel fear of the attacker. Fear not only cuts us off from Spirit and our truth, but also opens the door for anyone of dark intent to use us;
2. We think they are more powerful than us; 
3. We act out of victim consciousness;
4. We have an emotional attachment to the person attacking us. We are as protected as we think and feel we are. 

How can I end an attack? Ending the problem is SIMPLE. No matter how well trained the attacker is on the inner planes these steps will end the attack: 
1. Let go of the fear. Simply try to refuse the negative projections! 
2. Realize no one is more powerful than you; just for the moment, maybe more creative and clever. The Creator the supreme of universe has created us equal. His cosmic power or energy can be sensed, felt and absorbed by all equally. Unfortunately some people choose to use their energy in destructive ways. There is nothing we can do about someone misusing their power against us. We cannot make them stop. All we can do and that is possible is react in the highest way possible within any situation. 
3. End acting out of victim mentality. There are no victims. No one can do anything to us with out us allowing it. Do not allow yourself to get sucked into the drama. Be aware that we may be attached to being a victim, since the opposite would mean taking responsibility for our life. Being a victim gives us an excuse to blame anyone for the problems we are having. Simply . . . this mentality is one way spiritual laziness. 
4. Let go of any attachment you might have to the attacker. Simply erase the attacker from your mind. This closes the door, and they will not be able to access you any more. Just thinking about the person or situation can give the attacker an open door to keep attacking. Remember . . . we CANNOT change what someone is doing to us. We can only change how we can react to it. 
5. Once you are cleared from fear, understand your power, you can put up sacred space around you. What you want to do is place yourself in SACRED more>>>...

UFO sighting by RAF pilot captured on radar left government's chief scientist 'convinced' by evidence

A UFO sighting was deemed so credible it convinced a government minister who investigated it. The sighting by an RAF fighter pilot on a training mission over West Germany in 1952 has been revealed for the first time by papers released by the Churchill Archive at Cambridge University. Flight Sergeant Roland Hughes was returning to base when he was followed by a 'gleaming silver, metallic disc' which flew alongside him before disappearing at incredible sped. The object was caught by RAF radars, which confirmed it was travelling at speeds far greater than possible for any aircraft of the time. Hughes reported the sighting and was sent to visit Duncan Sandys, then aviation minister, to give his account in person. He described seeing a flash of 'silver light' which rapidly descended towards him until he could see that it was a 'gleaming silver-metallic disc' more>>>...

Some Runic Inspiration for 28th May - 3rd June 2012

Runes Of The Week: 'Gefu'; 'Tir', 'Ing' ...the simple Runic message reads "a week of unexpected situations with mainly positive outcomes. Be on the look out for 'the unforeseen or the unplanned' and be prepared to adapt your existent plans to suit the changes in direction that the universe will have planned for you. Not everything will go to plan ... but most things organised will exceed expectations. Remain optimistic at all times ... the rune of creativity is active this week" - Matthew James

Sunday, 27 May 2012

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Another interesting landscape from 'lifeless' Mars to ponder on ... 

Tune Up Your Chakras And Move Into Higher Love

Hello, fellow Masters of Creation! As you become aware of your true cosmic identity, you reclaim the understanding of how you exist throughout this entire universe and every universe it is connected to. Yes, this can feel exciting, and it can also feel scary and lonely sometimes. Please remember that you are not alone — you are never alone! Through every feeling of love you have and have ever had, you are connected to All That Is. You can feel and sometimes see cords of love bridging the time and space between you and everyone and everything you love — leaping out from your auric field to span the gulf between you and the auric fields of all you care about. These colorful cords of love weave themselves together in an energy web of life in such a way that everyone and everything is interconnected. What you perceive and how you feel therefore affects everything on Earth, throughout this universe, and throughout the multiverse. As you uplift your thoughts and feelings, you help raise consciousness more>>>...

MJ.TV - "A Personal View on 2012" Part 3

MJ.TV presents another in the '2012 - A Personal View' series. Host Matthew James discusses his experiences at this time as an 'old school medium'. The mystic industry is currently going through a metamorphic process at this time with so many of the old school mediums being on the receiving end of 'adverse' treatment by other aspects of the mystic industry.

Matthew James provides his insight into these matters, plus providing a clear cut insight into what constitutes a genuine mediumship connection ... so relevant at this time with so many inexperienced 'psychic mediums' coming out of the woodwork. Clear precise understandings of what a 'medium connection' is are presented in this particular video ...

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The Masked Morphing of the Chemtrail Cover-up

It’s been outright silence and denial concerning the chemtrail phenomenon since they started this insidious program in the early 90′s. While the aerosol spraying is "as plain as the nose on your face", public discussion has been held off almost entirely so the vast majority would continue to not even notice. But they're ever so slowly changing their tune. While disinformation claiming these chemtrails are simply contrails from increased air traffic seems to have been a workable “dispersant” on public perception, it’s remained buried in obscure articles or internet pages. A very few scientific TV shows have talked about them, but with the usual dismissive conclusions.Usually, those concerned about chemtrails are immediately stigmatized as “conspiracy nuts” and effectively marginalized and lumped together with anything someone might consider a wing-nut. It’s a very effective mental electric fence: “Don’t go there buddy, you’ll be one of them.” And for the self-centered apathetic masses with no backbone or loyalty to truth, it more>>>...

TV = Mind Control

The Lightbulb Conspiracy

Tepco: ‘No Plan’ To Deal With A Fukushima Collapse That Threatens Civilization

TEPCO says they don’t know what to do if Reactor 4 collapses, instead declaring it safe from earthquakes after finding it leaning and with a bulged exterior wall. The Wall Street Journal just reported that TEPCO doesn’t have a plan to deal with the collapse of Spent Fuel Pool 4 at the Fukushima nuclear reactor in Japan. The revelation comes as a US army general warns the entire Northern Hemisphere is at risk of becoming largely uninhabitable if the building collapses which is a sentiment being echoed by a host of scientists, nuclear experts and researchers. Instead, they assure their computer simulation shows the building is strong enough to handle another strong earthquake.They make this claim even though they have just found the entire building leaning to the northwest and an exterior wall is more>>>....

Legend of bottomless hole near Ellensburg grows, but why can't we find it?

Ellensburg and its surrounding valleys and Manastash Ridge are beautiful in any season. Some believe what lies beneath is a deep, dark hole with supernatural powers. A man named Red Elk is one of the only people alive known to have ever seen the mysterious hole.  A Native-American Shaman, or medicine man, Red Elk said his dad first showed him the hole in 1961. "He said 'This is an endless hole,'" Red Elk said. Red Elk's been back many times and said strange things happen every time he goes near it. "People get it confused with what I call the devil's hole," he said. Many locals claim to know about the hole, but it didn't become phenomena until 1997, when Mel Waters went on the Coast to Coast radio show with Art Bell. "I brought the dogs with me." Waters said on the show. "They wouldn't go anywhere near the damn thing." Waters said the hole had a three-foot stone wall around it. It seemed bottomless to him, so he used an old shark fisherman's trick -- sending thousands of feet of fishing line down. "What I did, was I sent down a roll of lifesavers," he said. "So when it hit water the lifesavers would dissolve." But the lifesavers came back up whole -- no water -- so how deep was this hole? Waters said he believed it descended miles into the earth and he heard strange stories about its more>>>...

Inspiration for Today

"Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are -- chaff and grain together -- certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with the breath of kindness blow the rest away." -- Dinah Mulock

What's New On MJ.TV

MJ.TV Latest News: 27th May 2012 - A new video has been recorded and YES it contains fireworks!!! It's due for broadcasting later tonight ...! Let's just say it's all about 'the 2012 effect' and also how to differentiate between a genuine medium and someone who is not !!!!

Saturday, 26 May 2012

What’s At The Heart Of Divination

Divination is also referred to as fortune telling. Divination uses aspects of the supernatural to predict the future or give insight. There are many different forms of divination. Divination usually involves a ritual or other formal routine. This could involve the lighting of candles, chanting of incantations or burning of incense. Divination is a way to connect with the other side, which could be those who have passed away, spirits or holy beings.

Divination is a highly criticized practice. There are many people who believe that divination cannot be proven as real. They believe that since divination usually involves one person connecting with the other side that the person is simply scamming or faking the connection. Many skeptics believe that divination is merely tapping into the sub-conscious mind and not communicating with the other side at all. Still others believe that there is no connection at all and the person doing the divination is just saying whatever they believe people want to hear. Despite numerous attempts to prove critics wrong, there is still skeptics out there who will never believe in the supernatural abilities of those who practice more>>>...

David Icke - Mass Hypnosis of Humanity - Rise Like Lions

End of Days - Vinnie Paz Feat.Block McCloud
Rise like Lions after slumber
In unvanquishable number,
Shake your chains to earth like dew
Which in sleep had fallen on you -
Ye are many - they are few.

Image of the Day

Copyright Matthew James 1996

Inspiration for Today

People are like stained glass windows: they sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within -Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

The Inner Child & the Outer Grown-up

The psychological wounds we all suffered in childhood and our formative years form part of our inner shadow. In recent times those psychologies came to be known as the inner child . We were all abandoned and scared and often hurt by our caregivers. It’s the task of the authentic grown-up to go back inside those wounds to discover himself or herself. For, if the inner child is not understood and handled properly it can become the inner brat that destroys you in the more>>>...

North Tower Exploding

This is a narration of a video clip of the North Tower of the World Trade Center which focuses on explosive ejections progressing in waves down the faces of the building under the canopy of falling debris. Observation is the foundation of science.

Fukushima radiation cover-up continues - here's how to protect yourself

It's not just Fukushima, though that may be enough. The northern hemisphere especially had been inundated with radioactive fallout by atmospheric nuclear weapons testing from 1950 to 1963. The Nevada testing area alone produced 1200 nuclear explosions that emitted radioactive particles across the USA. The Chernobyl incident in 1986 affected hundreds of thousands throughout Europe, Scandinavia, and Russia. The boom in nuclear reactor power plants had already started and was constantly increasing, along with considerable radiation leaking. A 1996 international court interpretation of international treaties opened the door for widespread use of depleted uranium (DU) that had been prohibited for use as ammunition projectiles that could pierce armor.Tons of DU ammunition has been used in Bosnia and the Mideast since, leaving a radioactive mess that will last for life times...>>> read more....

UFO over Australia caught on camera

Northern Territory - It seems this year's Top End UFO season has started - with the first sighting being recorded from Australia's most famous UFOlogist, Alan Ferguson.  "... While going out to check the skies like I do regularly... I saw a UFO down the back of the block," Mr Ferguson reported on his website. The UFO hunter from Acacia Hills, 250km north of Katherine, said the sighting happened just before 8pm on Tuesday night.  "The weather was clear and there was no moon or even planes around the area," Mr Ferguson said. "The UFO ... hover(ed) from side to side. The object looked like flashing red, green and white lights through the binoculars and you could not make out a body shape. It was moving side to side, up and down making no sound at all. Also ... around the main object there were other orbs flashing red and white at different intervals." more>>>...

Tarot Inspiration for Today

Tarot Images for Today: '10 of Spheres'; 'Keeper Of Staves'; 'The Fool' ... "for those of you who have been considering their many options, wondering how to turn a dream into an opportunity - relax! Stay calm ... enjoy the ride now as a new beginning of worth is approaching. Trust your judgement now, that the option you take is the right choice" - Matthew James

Friday, 25 May 2012

Mars orbiter captures mysterious hollows in the ice on surface of planet - are they wrong shape for simple meteorite impacts?

The surface of Mars is dotted with craters - but when the HiRise camera aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured 'holes' in the ice of the planet, scientists were puzzled. The 'holes' aren't the circular shape of a 'normal' meteorite impact - they have two levels, a small inner crater, surrounded by a shallow depression extending outward from the inner crater. The craters seem to have exposed a layer of shallow ice that was mapped by the Mars Odyssey spacecraft. This image is located at 50 degrees north latitude, where shallow ice has been mapped by the Mars Odyssey spacecraft. The scientists now think that the layer of ice might have 'boiled off' into space after being exposed by meteoriste more>>>...

Hidden treat: The Easter Island heads also have BODIES

The enduring image in the public's mind of the mysterious heads on Easter Island is simply that - heads.So it comes as quite a shock to see the heads from another angle - and discover that they have full bodies, extending down many, many feet into the ground of the island. The Easter Island Statue Project has been carefully excavating two of 1,000-plus statues on the islands - doing their best to uncover the secrets of the mysterious stones, and the people who built them, as best they can. Project director Jo Anne Van Tilburg said: 'Our EISP excavations recently exposed the torsos of two 7 m tall statues. 'Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of visitors to the island have been astonished to see that, indeed, Easter Island statues have bodies! More important, however, we discovered a great deal about the Rapa Nui techniques of ancient engineering.' more>>>...

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Copyright Matthew James 2002

Out Of This World - Shamanism Healing

Many of the ancient cultures of the world adhered to one or the other form of Shamanism. This is a tribal healing tradition where a Shaman is said to transcend the boundaries of the conscious world and travel to a world unbeknown to the ordinary man. Here, the Shaman converses with spirits and come back with secrets that allows him to heal others, foretell the future, control the weather and even ward off attacks.

The word ‘Saman’ is defined as a technique of ecstasy. A Shaman is a practitioner who is able to enter an altered state of consciousness where he can communicate with the supernatural. He acts as an intermediary between the world of man and the world of Gods and often has the power to descend to the realm of the dead. He leaves his body when he is in trance. This trance is induced by chanting, beating of the drum or passionate dancing. In the more unsophisticated cultures, Shamans even used to take to fasting, ingesting psychotropic drugs or even undergo torture to achieve the trance.

As seen from the practices, Shamanism is based on the principle that the world is divided into 2 distinct parts – that visible to the ordinary man, and that visible only to the man with powers. In the second part, there is a miraculous world populated by the spirits who influence the world of the living and who are always willing to help. The Shaman acts as a link between the two worlds and works for the benefit of his society. Shamans are therefore experts employed by animistic societies.

Healing is the most important function of the Shaman followed by prophecy. Shamanism, in the larger sense of the word, is thus perhaps the oldest form of healing. It is a form of religious medicine that originated more than 25,000 years ago. The healing practices of most of the ancient cultures stem from a shamanic more>>>...

Quote for the Day

“Don’t discard your fantasies as merely wishful thinking. Honor them as messages from the deepest part of your being about what you can do and directions you can choose.” -- Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer

Harmonizing with the Universe

Singing is an act of vibration. It takes music from the realm of the unformed-- whether that is in your mind or from that magical space of inspiration--and moves it from within to without. From the first breath singing moves the energy in a circular way inside your body. As the breath fills your lungs, it brushes against the second and third chakras—the centers of creation and honoring self and others. Instead of merely exhaling, pushing the air past the fourth and fifth chakras where heart charka and the center of will and intention reside, singing engages both the heart and mind. Sound vibrations from vocal chords resonate in the sinus cavities, filling the head with motion and sound while the brain lights up with the processing of the mathematics of music. This marriage of activities brings the third eye into play and opens the door for inspiration from the crown chakra before sending the sound out into the world.

Once the vibration begins, it is sustained with each note, moving throughout your body and the space around you. This can help you to harmonize your frequency with the world and with the divine. The use of the voice can bring about catharsis, a cleansing from the expression of emotion, which is why we feel better after singing certain types of songs. All of this occurs even if we are not conscious of what we are singing, but when we really connect with an intention, the power of the voice and music together are powerful tools in creation.

Even if you are not a singer by nature or talent, you are not left out. If you have a voice, it is your birthright to celebrate life with song. It doesn’t matter if you don’t feel you have a nice voice. Chanting or humming, singing solo or with others, your voice is yours to enjoy. Whether you sing along to the radio or use vocalization as part of your meditation time, singing and harmonizing are healing activities that bring your body’s vibrations into alignment with the universe.

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UFOs Over Blue Springs? Strange Objects Hover in Night Sky

Strange lights in the night sky over Blue Springs have UFO investigators interested. Neighbors say in the past two weeks they have seen multi-colored lights in the sky, and the Missouri UFO Network is now conducting its own investigation. The video of these orbs hovering is causing quite the debate in Blue Springs and is the topic of discussion in the quiet suburb. Robert Kover first noticed it two weeks ago and went down to get a closer look. He was confronted by a neighbor who thought he was spying on women, until he handed her his binoculars. "I showed her the star that [was] in the sky, just to get somebody else's perspective on it, and they said they had never seen anything like it before," Kover said. Becky Neely said it was vibrating red, green and blue lights. "It was like nothing I've ever seen before, but with binoculars we could see it fairly well, and it was off in the distance," Neely more>>>...

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Tarot Inspiration for Today

Today's Tarot Images - '6 of Staves'; '6 of Spheres'; 'Nine of Crescents ..."the road to the achievement of long term ambitions lies ahead ... those that are to assist and share this undertaking will be making themselves known in the near future IF this indeed the correct undertaking. If nothing of note takes place in the coming weeks ... it has been the wrong road travelled upon" - Matthew James

David Icke - 'People Are Getting More And More Streetwise.' The Lion Sleeps No More Tour 2011

Image of the Day

One more Martian landscape to ponder on ...clear towers and fortifications amongst the white areas .... look closely and you will see them!

Inspiration for Today

"We live in a culture that is greatly biased against the imagination, because our culture is very materialistic, objective and literal. Our culture lacks soul, and doesn’t know it, although it experiences the consequences. When you don’t know what’s missing, then of course you don’t know what to bring in, even though you feel something is missing."

“We live in a world that needs more soul, more meaning. We, as conscious beings, have, as our primary responsibility, at this time in human history, the task of bringing soul into the world, or releasing soul into the world. We do this, first of all, in ourselves and in our own personal world; then we do it in our groups – including family; then we do it in our society through our work, relationships and presence there
.” -- Andrew Schneider

Physicist: HAARP Manipulates Time

A brilliant physicist published a revolutionary paper citing 30 other scientific papers that reveal HAARP has incredible powers far beyond what most investigators of the high frequency energy technology suspect. Dr. Fran De Aquino asserts a fully functional HAARP network, activated globally, can not only affect weather and geophysical events, but influence space and gravity…even time itself! Now the network is almost complete with the activation of the newest HAARP facilities at the bottom of the world: the desolate and alien Antarctic. Will the masters of HAARP become the masters of time too? more>>>...

David Icke - This World is Utterly Insane! (Viewer Discretion Advised)

Name & Shame Time

It gets to a point that 'calm cool apathy', tinged with sympathy, becomes something more ... 'why put up with hearing about this far and wide'?? WHY should I? That's why its time to 'name and shame'. I'm well within my rights. I've been VERY VERY patient with this silly person.

The following is a personal message sent to a good friend of mine ...! But ... because the dirt is still being spread, and the foolish always take things too far ... I'm taking this drastic action to let everyone know this is what some so called 'professional and spiritual' practitioners will resort to, in order to undermine the hardworking & honest workers in this field ... 

"Darling, poor Matthew is suffering from paranoia at present, he has episodes like this, everyone in the Spiritual Community in Canberra has experienced his dark episodes and fear at some point. I always know when it happens because his posts get depressing, dark and paranoid! He starts blocking people not turning up to appointments, fairs, psychic events etc .... Christine seems to feed the fear. I'm sending them both healing every day, surrounding them with love n light. It could be all the invocation and sayonce work he does and the drinking. I felt the need to tell you, it's not gossip, it just is what it is, I wanted you to know for your own protection. I wish them both every success and healing. Xxx" 

S--y C---b 

It goes without saying I do not need to defend myself at all in this situation. This is a perfect epitomy of the jealousy and envy currently being directed towards the genuine souls in our industry. 

'Men In Black' Inspired By Scary Stories Of People Who've Seen UFOs

When Men in Black 3 opens everywhere over Memorial Day weekend, most moviegoers will just be hoping this sequel matches the original for popcorn-munching fun. But there are many people who say they've been victimized by and live in fear of real MIBs. And those stories, told for decades, are just as terrifying as they are detailed. Ever since the early 1950s, long before the first "Men in Black" movie hit the silver screen in 1997, men dressed in identical black suits, hats and sunglasses, claiming to be government agents, have reportedly shown up in black cars at the homes or offices of people who reported UFO sightings. According to those who were paid these unwelcome visits, the MIBs threatened or harassed the eyewitnesses into staying quiet about their UFO more>>>,,,


When we are in a relationship where we feel listened to and understood, we count ourselves lucky because we know how rare that experience is. We reserve our most intimate selves for the people who, along with us, cocreate an open space where we feel free to express ourselves and listen without judgment. These relationships, which thrive on open communication, can mean the difference between existential loneliness and a deep sense of belonging. We all long to feel heard, understood, and loved, and clear communication makes this possible.

Sometimes problems arise in the process of expressing how we feel, but it is always worth it to do the work. Even in our less intimate relationships, expressing ourselves honestly is essential to our sense of well-being. Whether at home with family or in the outside world, successful communication requires some forethought; otherwise we risk blundering through our relationships like the proverbial bull in a china shop. However, too much forethought can stifle us or cause us to pad our words so extremely that we end up saying nothing at all or confusing the matter further. The good news is that there are many methods that can come to our rescue, from meditation to visualization to journaling.

If the person we need to communicate with is open to sitting in meditation together for a set period of time before speaking, this can be invaluable. When we are calm and centered, we can count on ourselves to speak and respond truthfully. We can also meditate on our own time and then practice what we need to say. A visualization in which we sit with the person and lovingly exchange a few words can also be a great precedent to an actual conversation. If writing comes easily, we can write out what we need to say; it may take several drafts, but we will eventually find the words. The key is to find ways to center ourselves so that we communicate meaningfully, lovingly, and wisely. In this way, we honor our companions and create relationships in which there is a genuine sense of understanding and respect.

Tarot Inspiration for Today

Today's Tarot images:- 'Keeper Of Staves'; 'Maker Of Staves'; 'The Emperor' ... The simple message for today ... "more haste less speed in the organisation of plans and dealing with situations. Think before leaping! Take a few moments to act ... reaction is fueled by emotion and will lead to the wrong decisions being made. Keep control of the situation by keeping in perspective what you originally planned, and keep to that script ... don't let the distractions of those who oppose you make you lose that focus' - Matthew James

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Image of the Day

Another interesting martian landscape to ponder on ....

Oxford University project starts serious hunt for Yeti using DNA samples from around the world

An Oxford college is to analyse samples of Yeti hair and teeth in one of the most serious attempts yet made to track down the elusive and possibly mythical species. Wolfson college is asking for samples of hair and teeth of 'cryptids' - unknown animals such as the Yeti - and is to use the latest DNA technology to analyse samples from around the world. 'As part of a larger enquiry into the genetic relationshipbetween our own species Homo sapiens and other hominids, we invite submissions of organic material from formally undescribed species, or ‘cryptids’, for the purpose of their species identification by genetic means,' says the college.Donors will be able to submit hair and tooth samples anonymously - and are invited to submit samples, along with their own theories as to what species they might be. Cryptids are species whose existence has been suggested but never confirmed by science. Yetis are among the most persistent cryptids, with myths about the creatures in regions as widespread as North America and Russia - and supposed sightings common around the more>>>>..

Quote for Today

"To know how to choose a path with heart is to learn how to follow intuitive feeling." -- Jean Shinoda Bolen

Why Great Ideas Come When You Aren't Trying

History is rich with 'eureka' moments: scientists from Archimedes to Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein are said to have had flashes of inspiration while thinking about other things. But the mechanisms behind this psychological phenomenon have remained unclear. A study now suggests that simply taking a break does not bring on inspiration - rather, creativity is fostered by tasks that allow the mind to wander.

The discovery was made by a team led by Benjamin Baird and Jonathan Schooler, psychologists at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The researchers presented 145 undergraduate students with two 'unusual uses' tasks that gave them two minutes to list as many uses as possible for everyday objects such as toothpicks, clothes hangers and bricks.

After the two minutes were over, participants were given a 12-minute break, during which they rested, undertook a demanding memory activity that required their full attention or engaged in an undemanding reaction-time activity known to elicit mind-wandering. A fourth group of students had no break. All participants were then given four unusual-uses tasks, including the two that they had completed more>>>...

Life as We Know It

When our lives are going well, and sometimes even when they aren’t, we may find ourselves feeling very attached to the status quo of our existence--life as we know it. It is a very human tendency to resist change as though it were possible to simply decide not to do it, or have it in our lives. But change will come and the status quo will go, sooner or later, with our consent or without it. We may find at the end of the day that we feel considerably more empowered when we find the courage to ally ourselves with the universal force of change, rather than working against it. Of course, the answer is not to go about changing things at random, without regard to whether they are working or not. There is a time and place for stability and the preservation of what has been gained over time. In fact, the ability to stabilize and preserve what is serving us is part of what helps us to survive and thrive. The problem comes when we become more attached to preserving the status quo than to honoring the universal givens of growth and change. For example, if we allow a situation we are in to remain stagnant simply because we are comfortable, it may be time for us to summon up the courage to challenge the status quo. This may be painful at times, or surprisingly liberating, and it will most likely be a little of both. Underneath the discomfort, we will probably find excitement and energy as we take the risk of unblocking the natural flow of energy in our lives. It is like dismantling a dam inside ourselves, because most of the work involves clearing our own inner obstacles so that the river of our life can flow unobstructed. Once we remove the obstacles, we can simply go with the flow, trusting the changes that follow.

A Word on 'The Path of Qoph'

"The Path of Qoph is the 29th path leading from Malkuth (Earth) to Netzach (Venus). Qoph means 'the back of the head'. This path represens one of the three ways for the Cabalist to rise above the purely material level of consciousness. It is path which has many lessons to teach on the limitations which exist on the material plane of experience; it also provides insights into how these limitations can be overcome. The Path of Qoph is concerned with the real limitations which lie within us --- the problems of perception & illusion; of symbols and the reality behind them. Traditionally the 29th path has come to express ideas of illusion & delusion; of dream, fantasy & hallucination.

The approach to the Path of Qoph involves the senses completely in its workings. Through robes, incense, and all the other paraphernalia of ritual. Through poetry, music, dance and art; through eroticism and every kind pf physical experience. Basically, the means is not important so long as it floods the senses, and through them, the emotions with a sense of the presence of something greater than the merely material. This approach appears in most religious traditions as well as the ascetic approach associated with this path. The ascetic approach being workings that turn attention away from the senses & the body and focus on a higher level of awareness
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Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Learning to Trust Divine Guidance

Copyright Matthew James 2010
Anyone who has asked for divine guidance knows that it can be challenging to trust it when it comes. This is because divine guidance comes in many forms and it is sometimes hard to locate it. We aren’t sure if we are meant to trust our thoughts, our feelings, our dreams, or our intuitions to be the carriers of divine wisdom. We are not sure if advice from a friend is the form in which the guidance has come into the world, or if our own opinion is the source of wisdom we need to take seriously. The ability to sort all this out comes with trial and error, and the best way to learn to recognize divine guidance is to engage in the process of asking and receiving.

Sometimes when we ask for guidance, we already have a sense of what we want to hear. At such times, receiving guidance can be difficult, because we don’t want to hear anything that appears to be in opposition to our desire. Therefore, one of the most important qualities we need to cultivate if we are to receive guidance is an open mind. It helps to acknowledge what we want, and then to symbolically set it aside, making room for whatever wisdom comes through to us.

Cultivating an active relationship with the divine is the essential ingredient to being able to receive and trust guidance when it comes our way. We can make a daily practice of this by using a set of runes, a deck of cards, or a pendulum. We can also use our journals, developing a relationship with the divine through the written word. As we request and receive guidance, we might take notes on our experiences. Over time we will begin to recognize when we were able to hear correctly and when we were not. In this way, we will gradually attune ourselves to our particular relationship with the divine. Begin to trust the guidance you are receiving and soon you will find it flowing with ease.