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Tuesday, 30 August 2016

New Age Misconceptions #1 - "Psychic Ability Is A Gift That Can Be Taken Away"

The 'New Age' mystical 'Industry'  (N.A.M.I) is awash with assumptions and ridiculous theology. It is riddled with numerous "fisherman's tales". Crazy notions and nonsensical theories are everywhere, more often and not accepted as fact when they are nothing more than crazy folk lore and absurd 'old wives tales'. 

It is an industry which is regrettably a label and a tag that many genuine mystics and sensitives are associated with. It is an impossible reality when the N.A.M.I generates crazy norms such as guides, psychic protection, angels, ascended masters etc which are the 'fashion accessories' that so many of the wannabe psychics wear around them regardless of whether the fashion accessories are real or imaginary. They all accept the crazy notions as fact, just because they are sheep, and because 'everyone else seems to have guides and ascended masters talking to them'. Its the I must say I have them too or else I will appear different to everyone else uniform that sadly makes the whole industry a madness that really needs to be regulated and changed. 

I happily denounce most of the 'fashion accessories' that the N.A.M.I expects me to have because I am a sensitive and a practicing medium and clairvoyant. I am happy to appear different to the mindlessness that is out there. I frankly don't care! I am my own person, I base my own life path on my own experiences and insights. I don't permit the craziness to influence my perceptions and understandings. I am happy to write this in black and white! I am an individual ... and not one of the pack animals. 

I have many concerns regarding the so called teachings of the new age. Over the coming months I will be discussing these concerns here on A Light In The Darkness. Why? Because it is important to me that that sense can come out of that madness!

I will give a quick example of the hogwash the N.A.M.I and some of its practitioners preach ...

I read on Facebook recently a status that 'Psychic ability can be taken away just as quickly as it is given because it is a gift from god. I have seen the gift taken away from someone' ... 

My answer to this is 'utter bollocks'. Psychic ability, from my 30+ years of experiences in the field, and my extensive research, is inherent in ALL of us to a lesser or greater degree. Psychic ability is an integral part of our nervous system and our energy field. 

Now considering this assertion was directed towards a mediumship demonstration where the medium was working on a high vibrational level. The medium in question had encountered a member of the audience who had a very low and disruptive energy field. This resulted in the medium being stopped in their tracks, making them unable to continue on their high vibrational level. It meant the medium had to hand the microphone over to their 'colleague' who was not working on the same level, but on a pure psychic (Psyche) level, who was able to provide psychic information to members of the audience. It DID NOT mean the medium had lost their gift. It was actually a matter of choice that the medium decided to stop their performance. I would imagine the jolt to the medium's solar plexus, and how painful that encounter would have been. 

The person who had made that rather hogwash ridden status on Facebook epitomises a typical N.A.M.I sheep who has had little formal training and knows nothing about the reality of that they are talking about. Psychic ability is not a gift, it is a birth right. It is not something that can be taken away. It is an integral part of the human experience. 

The situation they were commented on was a situation where they had wrongly mistaken their own psychic information as being mediumship ... where mediumship is the receiving of information by way of a two way conversation with a consciousness beyond that of their own... when in fact the information they were providing had come from themselves. There are many inexperienced sheep in the N.A.M.I who do not know what mediumship really is !!! They wrongly assume anything they pick up themselves for someone else is mediumship. It is not!  

I could write many chapters on this common misconception ... now is not the time or the place. It is however one of the many failings that are contained in the N.A.M.I mishmash that is out there ... sadly.

Thoughts to get you .... Thinking #31

"It is the mind that makes one wise or ignorant, bound or emancipated."-- Sri Ramakrishna

Zen distinguishes big mind from small mind. Big mind identifies with its process, is impersonal and participates universally. Big mind is unlimited possibilities, deeper understanding, forgiveness, acceptance, insight, connectedness, attention.

Small mind is self centred and focuses only on itself. It is compulsive, limited, reactive and mechanical. Small mind feeds on itself -- fear reacts to fear, judgment reacts to judgment, anger sparks more anger.

Always seek higher perspectives and you will in time find freedom
.-- John Robson

"If a pickpocket meets a Holy Man, he will see only his pockets.
"-- Hari Dass

"Minds are like parachutes; they work best when open."-- Lord Thomas Dewar

"Never buy things if you are intent on climbing hills" - Durangi Fay

"Seek the nearest liar to see if you can hide your own lies" - Lorraine Bunnga

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Jackdaw & Avebury Sarcen by Matthew James

The Gift Inside

UK Marigold by Matthew James
Daily Om: We have all had the experience of encountering someone whose life seems so completely different from ours that we can almost imagine we have nothing in common. However, if we go deeper into observing, we will see that we all have the same things going on in our lives. It is as if our different lives are in essence the same gift, wrapped in an infinite variety of containers, wrapping paper, ribbons, and bows. Everybody experiences loss, grief, happiness, excitement, anger, and fear. Everyone can have money issues of one kind or another, and everyone struggles with difficult choices.

Our lives show up differently for each one of us because we each learn in different ways. One person may need to learn the value of money by having too little of it, while another may need to learn by having more than enough. We each learn about work and love, with experiences that are tailored to our particular more>>>...

Monday, 29 August 2016

Amazing Cities on The Planet Venus?

"The Magellan probe sent to Venus that operated in the late 80s and 90s, collected an enormous amount of images that have finally been published by NASA in which huge cities, artificial structures and all kinds of elements that seem to obey constructions appear intelligent effected by some kind of alien race that inhabited or colonized the second planet in our solar system, in the following video, we show those buildings that we have found and their interpretations in 3 Dimensions of them.
The Link where the maps is as follows, where you can check yourself the images shown in the video as well as find new locations with suspiciously artificial elements:"

Friday, 26 August 2016

Below The Surface

The Driving Force by Matthew James
Things appear to be the same on the surface. It is a superficial layer that broadcasts a signal to the eyes to register the same imagery you saw a decade or so ago. But that is on the surface layer. It is not what is going on within the metaphysical layers. Those layers below the surface that the heart mind sees and feels. Things before the eyes are a superficial layer. They are not what is real, not in the real sense of the word.

This world for example is not truly what it appears to be on first viewing. Look closer. Look closer still ... and see what is really there. Scratch the surface ... and look inside the illusion ...

Things felt by the heart are what is the real deal ... what the soul knows, and remembers. It knows this realm is a an illusion and a time loop. But what can it do about it whilst it is trapped here? It can prepare to escape.

Thoughts to get you ... Thinking #30

"The greatest evil that can befall man is that he should come to think ill of himself." -- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Do you feel worthy of having joy? Do you feel you deserve it?

The first step to activating our inner joy is to eliminate the blocks to it. We can start by truly forgiving ourselves and all others. Forgiveness calls for a shift in our perception. It is easier to forgive ourselves and others when we really understand that each of us has always done the very best we knew to do at that time.

"If we don't forgive ourselves for our mistakes, and others for the wounds they have inflicted upon us, we end up crippled with guilt. And the soul cannot grow under a blanket of guilt, because guilt is isolating, while growth is a gradual process of reconnection to ourselves, to other people, and to a larger whole." -- Joan Borysenko

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CASTLERIGG by Matthew James

Monday, 22 August 2016

It’s Time to Free Ourselves from the Fear of Death!

Look at us. From the moment we manage to form one coherent thought, we are indoctrinated with fear. Fear of strangers, fear of poison, fear of the dark, fear of doctors, fear of disease, fear of accidents, fear of bullies, fear of natural disasters, fear of school, fear of punishment, fear of failure, fear of heights, fear of elevators, and the all-present fear of death.

Someone dies? Oh, my. We read and hear about it ad nauseum. About their life, about their youth, about their last hours, about their loves, about their obsessions, about their secrets. We do not let them go. We keep them prisoner in our reality by constantly pouring energy in their now-past life. Yet, the system of this simulation we are born into is obsessed with death. Nobody asks us if we want to be part of it; we are made part of it because our parents want to do the right thing, and it appears the right thing to do is to obtain a birth certificate because without it, we do not exist, and non-existence would, of course, be inconceivable to most. Such is the depth of deception that we rather be seen as corpses than turn our back on a structure that crushes everything more>>>...

Physical Pains And Their Metaphysical Meanings

Everything on the Physical plane is a manifestation of something on the Metaphysical plane. When we speak of abundance, what we are really talking about is an abundance of emotional, mental and spiritual energy. We fill ourselves to the brim with these energies and it is the overflow that is manifest on the physical plane.

The signs and symptoms that are apparent on the Physical plane lead us to inquire, ultimately, more deeply into ourselves as energetic and spiritual beings.

We tend not to worry too much about this sort of thing when our body is working well, we are not feeling pain, or we are not in the throes of some chronic disease. But when our body feels pain or becomes disabled by disease or accident we tend to start reaching out for answers. We want to know why. Or maybe we don’t even want to know why we just want to fix something we perceive is more>>>...

The Gift of this Journey

Daily OM: 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 more>>>...

Thoughts to get you ...Thinking #29

"Said a king to a wise man, 'I wish to be valuable to my people, please show me how.'

Replied the wise man, "First be valuable to yourself. This avoids self-deception. You see, the less value a man has for himself the more he believes he can contribute benefits to others. This brings injury to both. To give gold you must have gold."

"If you had a friend who talked to you like you sometimes talk to yourself, would you continue to hang around with that person?"-- Rob Bremer

Thanks to the power of our inner critics, most of us have a very poor opinion of ourselves. Yet self-contempt merely keeps us miserable and stuck in our mediocrity. If we were to make only one change to transform the quality of our lives, we might try sending a little love our own way.

"A critic is a legless man who teaches running."-
- Channing Pollock

"Unkind criticism is never part of a meaningful critique of you. Its purpose is not to teach or to help, its purpose is to punish."-- Barbara Sher

"You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.-- Buddha

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Mute Swan Totem Animal

(Shaman Journey): The Swan is one of the most ancient and powerful power animals. The Irish bards were both poets and musicians, and wore cloaks made with swan feathers. Also in the Irish tale about the Children of Lir, who were turned into swans and sang so sweetly that all who heard them were put at ease and slept peacefully.

Swan will show one how to firmly rely on the beauty of ones being as it works in the physical and spiritual planes. One will be impelled to happy and grateful of and for the physical body and our intuitive mind.

Grace doesn’t mean only the ability to live a balanced life, it is also being able to be at home in many planes of reality, to see that we are more than we appear to be – we are both physical and spiritual beings. We are souls having a human experience.

Not only does the swan reveal to you your own inner beauty, but also that of others. A Swans graceful entering into your life signals a time of altered states of awareness and the development of intuitive abilities, for those with this medicine have the inherent ability to see the future, and to accept the healing and change that is starting in their lives. Accept this and it will help you go with the more>>>...

Sunday, 21 August 2016

NASA Scientist Claims Giant UFOs are ‘Proliferating’ in Saturn’s Rings

This isn’t the first time that the scientist has made such claims, but he warns that the situation is “critical” with living alien spaceships in our solar system "proliferating" faster than ever.
Dr. Norman Bergrun, a distinguished mechanical engineer at NASA’s Ames Research Center is once again making headlines for his argument that extraterrestrial life exists within the earth’s solar system arguing that UFOs that were first spotted in Saturn’s rings are “proliferating” to other planets that have rings including Uranus and Jupiter. "What I found out is, these things inhabit Saturn, that’s where I first discovered them, and they’re proliferating. You can find them around Uranus and Jupiter. Wherever you see some rings, that’s where I see the aircrafts, I call them a ring maker," explained Dr, more>>>...


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Thoughts to get you Thinking #28

"The future, higher evolution will belong to those who live in joy, who share joy, and who spread joy."-- Torkom Saraydarian

Joy, as the energy of love, is the highest vibration on this planet. Everything in the universe is energy; it can be measured and reduced to vibrational frequencies. It universal law that as we think and feel we vibrate, and as we vibrate we attract. When we are in the high joy vibration, we attract what is for our greater good.

The Ancient Egyptians saw Joy as a sacred responsibility. They believed that upon their death, the God Osiris would ask them two questions: "Did you bring Joy?" and "Did you find Joy?" Those who answered "yes" could continue their journey into the afterlife.

For at least the next week or two, ask yourself these two questions each and every day: Did I bring joy? Did I find joy?

"Man loves because he is Love. He seeks Joy, for he is Joy. He thirsts for God for he is composed of God and he cannot exist without Him."-- Sathya Sai Baba

Monday, 15 August 2016

Thoughts to get your Thinking #27

"The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind."-- William James

Here is one perspective on levels of consciousness and some descriptive words to help us identify the differences:

Not conscious - instinctual, follower
Subconscious - habitual, robotic, reactive
Conscious - aware, intelligent, conceptual, reflective
Superconscious - intuitive, guiding, truthful, loving, universal

Reflect on how you typically move through your day. As we use our minds more consciously, we open up to the superconsciousness.

"Utilizing your conscious mind to direct the subconscious mind to enter into communication and harmony with the universal mind is the secret of personal power."
-- Delfin Knowledge System

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LITTLE OWL by Matthew James

Jay Totem Animal

Jay teaches lessons of adaptation to any situations and learning quickly with a high intelligence. He gives access to memories long forgotten and shows how to assimilate them into awareness. He demonstrates risk taking, seizing opportunities and discovering new avenues for exploration. He will show the power of intelligence and fortitude balanced with discreet silence and utmost patience in timing. Bold and inquisitive this bird has a penchant for investigating, adapting and learning new ideas and concepts. His creative intelligence uncovers sacred interconnections with all things. Mental growth aids spiritual growth.

If Jay is your Totem Animal you will know when to stand tall and be seen and when to lay low and become invisible. You easily link with the spirit realm without getting lost in it. You rarely become flighty or nervous and easily stay grounded. (Spirit Animals)

Centering and Expressing

Daily OM: 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 more>>>...

So Few Posts

It's been a hectic few weeks, hence the reason for so few posts being added to A Light In The Darkness.

The camel is still on the shores of the mystic sea!

We have not ceased posting. We are just a little busy at the moment. Plus we have a poor internet service where we are.

Things will return back to normal, that is a promise.  So please bear with us ... 

Monday, 8 August 2016

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Blackpool Tower by Matthew James

Thoughts to get you Thinking #26

In order to succeed, you must first believe that you can.

The only true limit to your realization of tomorrow will be your doubts of today.

The only thing that stands between you and what you want from life, is the will to try it and the faith to believe that it's possible.

The moment you carry the conviction of belief,
in that moment your dream will become reality.

If you think you can, you can.

Friday, 5 August 2016

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Wood Pigeon Totem Animal

Wood Pigeon can be the teacher who can show us how to find our way back to the security of home.
It can help you remember and find the love of your home town or home country which may have been lost.

If a Wood Pigeon totem comes to you, spend a few moments to ask yourself if you have forgotten your roots, your heritage and your foundations in life. It may be time to return to back to your home town or country and reconnect with your roots and your foundations. Find the loving energies that surround them and draw upon them.
Wood Pigeon reminds us of the possibility of finding a loving home and environs.

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Thoughts to get you Thinking #25

"Life does not happen to us, it happens from us."
-- Mike Wickett

"When we know that the cause of something is in ourselves, and that we (ourselves) are one of the few things in the universe that we have the right and ability to change, we begin to get a sense of the choices we really do have, an inkling of the power we have, a feeling of being in charge... of our lives, of our future, of our dreams."
-- John-Roger and Peter McWilliams

"Be thine own palace, or the world's thy jail."
-- John Donne

"I ate the cheese then swallowed the mouse. It was a reflex reaction" - Tom Cat

"Really? That was nail polish. I thought it was a new cocktail" - Dumb Blonde Bombshell. 

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

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Hawkshead, Cumbria by Matthew James

Terrifying Phenomena Reported Over CERN

Reality is an Illusion - Scientist claims we may be living in a computer sumulation

Consider this: right now, you are not where you think you are. In fact, you happen to be the subject of a science experiment being conducted by an evil genius.

Your brain has been expertly removed from your body and is being kept alive in a vat of nutrients that sits on a laboratory bench.The nerve endings of your brain are connected to a supercomputer that feeds you all the sensations of everyday life.

This is why you think you're living a completely normal life. Do you still exist? Are you still even 'you'? And is the world as you know it a figment of your imagination or an illusion constructed by this evil scientist? ... read more>>>...

Finding Peace Within

Daily OM: Most people agree that a more peaceful world would be an ideal situation for all living creatures. However, we often seem stumped as to how to bring this ideal situation into being. If we are to have true peace in this world, each one of us must find it in ourselves first. If we don’t like ourselves, for example, we probably won’t like those around us. If we are in a constant state of inner conflict, then we will probably manifest conflict in the world. If we have fighting within our families, there can be no peace in the world. We must shine the light of inquiry on our internal struggles, because this is the only place we can really create change.

When we initiate the process of looking inside ourselves for the meaning of peace, we will begin to understand why it has always been so difficult to come by. This in itself will enable us to be compassionate toward the many people in the world who find themselves caught up in conflicts both personal and more>>>...

Monday, 1 August 2016

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UK Grey Heron by Matthew James

Thoughts to get your Thinking #24

"Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them." -- Orison Swett Marden

We can't escape problems and negativity. Escaping just brings denial and suppression - we continue to carry the problem with us. Ironically, it is our lack of acceptance and resistance to the problem that creates the pain. Resistance builds up an energy wall or block that, if not discharged, gets suppressed into the body. These blocks identify places where we have not enough understanding or love.

For health, we must work through what we seek to avoid. How do we do this? We can love parts of ourselves that we don't like. We can seek the lessons we are being invited to learn through the problem. We can examine our beliefs and seek to see different perspectives and a bigger picture. As our perspectives grow, more of life makes sense and has meaning.

"The Lord is a good psychologist: he knows the way our minds run. Turmoil can be the Lord's way of tapping us on the shoulder and saying, 'Don't forget me.'" -- Eknath Easwaran