Build great strength
Don’t run from failure or hide from failure or avoid the possibility of failure. Use failure to improve.
If you’re not willing to fail, you won’t be able to grow. To become stronger and more capable, you must push yourself beyond what you already know you can do.
It is only by lifting more weight than you’ve lifted before that you strengthen your muscles. It is by experiencing failure that you discover new ways to succeed.
Failure and disappointment can serve as powerful steps along the path to magnificent achievement. In dealing with the difficult times, you build great strength with which to create good, meaningful, satisfying and fulfilling value in your world.
Success means nothing if it is not earned. Failure is an important part of earning success.
The road to achievement will constantly test you. Be willing to take those tests, and to work through those tests, and achievement is yours.
— Ralph Marston
The Daily Motivator
Dream Journey To Manifest Your Desires
Use this journey to help you manifest an important personal goal.
Just before you go to sleep, lay back skyclad and get as comfortable as you can. Shift your body slightly to get even more comfortable. Take a few deep breaths to center your awareness. Now, imagine you are a star of white light in the night sky. Merge into the starlight and become the head and limbs of a five-pointed star. Transform into a luminous star body and a disk of brillant light. Direct your starlight toward one person goal. Use your intention and breath to focus your awareness completely on that goal. Allow your feeling and energy to move your goal to its desired outcome. Move into the future for a moment and actually imagine successfully manifesting the results you desire. Merge with that desired outcome as deeply as you can for at least fifteen minutes. When you are done, drift to sleep.
Posted in Articles, Astral Projection & Spells, Astral/Psychic Spells, Dream Magick, Miscellaneous Spells
Tagged Conditions and Diseases, Dream Journey, Goal, Health, Organizations, personal goal, Shopping, Sleep Disorders, Sophia, United States
We’ve all experienced the tingling sensation known as pins and needles. This is actually the result of defective neuro-transmissions, and it’s especially prevalent if you’ve stayed in one position for a prolonged period of time. One effective holistic treatment that I personally know works is to take magnesium supplementation. Magnesium is a mineral that is essential for an optimally working nervous system and for enhancing blood circulation. Start taking this supplement and the only pins and needles you’ll have are those you use for sewing.
By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com
Posted in Articles, Daily Posts, Feng Shui Tip
Tagged Business, Conditions and Diseases, Ellen Whitehurst, Health, holistic treatment, Magnesium, Magnesium chloride, Magnesium deficiency (medicine), magnesium supplementation, Paresthesia, pins and needles, prolonged period, Vitamins and Minerals
Healing with Hurt
Using Your Pain to Help Others
by Madisyn Taylor
You can channel your pain into helping others and spreading a tide of curative energy throughout the world.
Pain is a fact of being and one that permeates all of our lives to some degree. Since the hurt we feel may be a part of the experiences that have touched us most deeply, we are often loathe to let it go. It is frequently easier to keep our pain at our sides, where it a
cts as a shield that shelters us from others and gives us an identity—that of victim—from which we can draw bitter strength. However, pain’s universality can also empower us to use our hurt to help others heal. Since no pain is any greater or more profound than any other, what you feel can give you the ability to help bring about the recovery of individuals whose hurts are both similar to and vastly different from your own. You can channel your pain into transformative and healing love that aids you in helping individuals on a one-to-one basis and spreading a tide of curative energy throughout the world.
The capacity to heal others evolves naturally within those who are ready to disassociate themselves from their identity as victims. In fact, the simple decision to put aside the pain we have carried is what grants us the strength to redeem that pain through service. There are many ways to use the hurt you feel to help others. Your pain gives you a unique insight into the minds of people who have experienced trauma and heartache. You can draw from the wellspring of strength that allowed you to emerge on the other side of a painful experience and pass that strength to individuals still suffering from their wounds. You may be able to council individuals in need by showing them the coping methods that have helped you survive or simply by offering sympathy. A kinship can develop that allows you to relate more closely with those you are trying to aid and comfort.
Helping others can be a restorative experience that makes your own heart grow stronger. In channeling your pain into compassionate service and watching others successfully recover, you may feel a sense of euphoria that leads to increased feelings of self-worth and optimism. Your courageous decision to reach out to others can be the best way to declare to yourself and the world that your pain didn’t defeat you, and in fact it helped you heal.
CURSED OR BLESSED
Piece of burlap
piece of wool
piece of silk
Some polished stones (polished) from a river or stream
A live leaf
A bowl of fruit and/or bread
A dead branch
Lay the silk, wool and burlap at the foot of your bed in that order. About 5 feet from the foot of your bed, toward the left, lay the branch. About 5 feet from the foot of your bead, toward the right, place the bowl. The branch is the barren curse and the bowl is the bountiful life that withers the curse. Lay one stone on each cloth then lay a path from the wool, straight down the center, between the bowl and the branch. The stones must touch. At the end lay the leaf. By laying the stones, you show respect for the fates and the balance of life. Light three candles and incense and meditate over the rite. Sleep without touching the items. When you wake, watch how much the stones have moved. If they bias the branch, you are cursed. If they bias the bowl, you are blessed. If it doesn’t move, no outside force is affecting you. If you are cursed, how far it has moved will determine the strength of the curse. Reset the path, and that night, light the three candles and the incense and meditate again over the rite. Sleep again without touching anything. The path should have moved less than the first time. Repeat this every night until the path stays in the middle. Next, move the path toward the bowl following the same meditation and sleep process as before. Continue this every night until the path stays at the bowl. When it has done so, you may complete the rite. Touch nothing, but for the three following nights, meditate over the rite, to seal your new fate. The stones must be returned to the river or stream where you got them from . The branch must be returned to the forest floor where you found it, and the leaf cast to the wind. The bowl of fruit must be eaten, and the cloth must be saved in a dark place, undisturbed.
The Importance of Napping
by Madisyn Taylor
A short nap during the afternoon is common in many countries and can provide an energy boost and clearer senses.
As we focus on the many obligations we gladly undertake in order to create the lives we want, sleep is often the first activity that we sacrifice. We’re compelled by both external and internal pressures to be productive during many of our waking hours. While this can lead to great feats of accomplishment, it also disrupts the body’s natural cycles and leaves us craving rest. Napping represents a pleasurable remedy to this widespread sleep deprivation. Though judged by many as a pastime of little children or the lazy, the need for a nap is a trait that all mammals share and an acceptable part of the day in many countries. It is also a free and effortless way to improve our health and lift our spirits. A nap is relaxing and can improve our mood, vision, reflexes, and memory.
Lack of sleep, whether ongoing or the result of a single night’s wakefulness, puts stress on the body and mind. It can negatively impact your physical and mental health. At one time, napping was considered a natural part of life. In the past hundred years, however, electricity and modern conveniences have provided us with more time to engage in personal and professional activities. Consequently there is now less time for sleep. A mere ten minutes of sleep in the middle of the day can leave you feeling more cheerful and alert. A half-hour long nap can sharpen your senses and refresh your energy reserves, and a shorter nap can even sustain you through a long day. Napping can help you make up for lost sleep and serves as a supplement to your usual sleep schedule. You may need to give yourself permission to nap by making naptime a part of your day.
Feelings of guilt about napping or being preoccupied with other activities can keep you awake when you are trying to take a nap. If you need help, surround yourself with soft pillows and blankets or soothing music. Try to take a nap at the same time each day and use an alarm clock to ensure that you don’t fall into too deep a sleep. Learning to nap and enjoying its benefits can help you reclaim your natural right to nap. You nourish your being every time you take a nap.
The Daily OM
Elder’s Meditation of the Day – September 29
“So I prayed, but I had to pray from my heart. All of my concentration and thoughts went from my head to my heart. All of my senses – hearing, smell, taste, and feeling – were connected to my heart.”
–Wallace Black Elk, LAKOTA
The heart is the gateway to the Unseen World, to the Spirit World. It takes real concentration to do this. To connect to our own heart is also a mental state. It starts in the head and transitions to the heart. This mental state is our inner stillness. Be still and know. This place of the heart is very joyous and peaceful. It is this place that we become one with God, our Creator.
Great Spirit, teach me to be a heart warrior.