Your Rune For February 9th is Dagaz

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bw-dagazYour Rune For Today        

Dagaz                

Dagaz represents the fresh light of a new day. You are close to making a breakthrough. You have the will to change whatever you deem necessary. You may see the world with absolute clarity at this time.

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Daily Motivator for Feb. 3rd – The more life changes

The more life changes

Life moves quickly and changes at a relentlessly rapid pace. Sometimes that  can be frightening, but it doesn’t have to be.

After all, every good thing that has come into your life has been the result  of a change. You have the proven ability to deal with the changes and in fact to  transform them into fulfillment.

With each new change comes the opportunity for new value. Even if the change  seems to be overwhelmingly negative, you can find a way in which to add new  goodness to your world.

The more life changes, the more new possibilities it brings. Rather than  cursing the changes, explore the possibilities.

Each day brings many opportunities for you to successfully adapt and prosper  in the face of change. You can use the changes to grow stronger and more  capable, and to move your world in a positive direction.

With a true and generous love for life, there is no need to fear change.  Embrace life as it continues to change, and give so much of your love that life  continues to grow in richness and fulfillment.

— Ralph Marston

The Daily Motivator

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The Daily Motivator for Jan. 24th – Making adjustments

Making adjustments

Success is never achieved in a straight line. Although it’s great to  carefully put together workable, realistic plans, life doesn’t always go  according to plan.

Yet even when conditions change quickly and dramatically, success is still possible. To succeed in such a world as this, you must be willing to constantly adapt.

When something fails to go the way you planned, it’s not the end of the  world. In fact, things could eventually turn out to be even better than you  planned.

Regardless of what happens or fails to happen, you can choose to successfully  work it into your path forward. Instead of making judgments about what you  cannot control, make adjustments in those things you can control.

It might be nice if everything were to play out according to your plan, but  the thing is, it won’t. There will most certainly be surprises, so you might as  well find a way to make positive use of them.

Don’t give up on your goals or dreams just because things change. Adapt, make  adjustments, and make every turn of events move you forward.

— Ralph Marston

The Daily Motivator

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The Daily Motivator for Oct. 21st – Widen your view

Widen your view

If you’re having trouble finding an answer, it’s probably because you’re  continuing to look where you’ve already looked. If it seems that the problems  have no good solutions, widen your view.

The answers and the opportunities are most certainly out there. In order to  discover them you must let go of some assumptions and open yourself to new  possibilities.

Conditions change, people change, and the whole world can change quickly. If  you continue to see things exactly the way you did yesterday, you’re missing a  whole lot of new opportunities.

It’s great to stay firmly anchored in your long-held, most treasured values.  Yet it’s also vitally important to live and express those values in new,  creative and updated ways.

There are countless ways to enrich your life and your world that you’ve never  even considered. Step out of your routine, step back from your assumptions,  widen your view and see some of those possibilities.

Make the choice to venture beyond what you’re comfortable with, beyond what  you already know and assume. Great new treasures are waiting for you there.

— Ralph Marston

The Daily Motivator

The Witches Spell for Aug. 5th – Out With The Old, In With The New

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Out With The Old, In With The New

This spell utilizes the transformative powers of fire for personal change.

What you need:

Candle
Fire Proof Container
Paper
Pencil

What to do: Relax. Light the candle. Sit down and write down ALL the things you want to change about yourself. Make sure they are things you truly wish to change. When you are done catch the paper on fire and when it first lights say to the paper:

“I BANISH THIS!”

Place the paper in fire proof container and gaze into the burning flames. Say:

“Transformation I call to me,
Blessed Fire answer my plea.
Banish the old and bring in the new,
Clear the way for what’s healthy and true.”

Keep saying it until the flames die down to nothing. Make a concerted effort to change your ways/habits/thoughts and fire will help you achieve success.

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for January 15th is 17: Following

17: Following

Tuesday, Jan 15th, 2013

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Following brings supreme success. You may not be able to change the direction of the wind, but by frequently adjusting your sails, you can arrive at your destination.

Those who would acquire a following must speak the language of their followers. Those who would be loved must become the envisioned lover of their beloved. Those who would prosper must bend with natural forces and the pressures of society. In matters of principle, stand firm; in matters of style and taste, swim with the current.

In all human affairs, change is constant. In order to stay fresh, old ideas and patterns must continually be discarded in favor of new ones. Only by being adaptable to the demands of the time can the highest good emerge. Only by adjusting to changing circumstances can you prosper. Remain flexible, and you will gain the confidence of those around you. Bend and you shall not break.

Daily OM for January 7th – Releasing the Reigns

Releasing the Reigns

Changing Others

by Madisyn Taylor

If your tendency is to try and change other people, take some time to explore why you feel the need to do so.

 

Our perception of humanity as a whole is, to a large extent, dualistic. We paint people with a broad brush—some are like us, sharing our opinions and our attitudes, while others are different. Our commitment to values we have chosen to embrace is often so strong that we are easily convinced that our way is the right way. We may find ourselves frustrated by those who view the world from an alternate vantage point and make use of unusual strategies when coping with life’s challenges. However ardently we believe that these people would be happier and more satisfied following our lead, we should resist the temptation to try to change them. Every human being has been blessed with a unique nature that cannot be altered by outside forces. We are who we are at any one point in our lives for a reason, and no one person can say for certain what another should be like.

The reasons we try to change one another are numerous. Since we have learned over time to flourish in the richness of lives we have built, we may come to believe that we are qualified to speak on behalf of the greater source. The sum total of our knowledge will never compare to what we do not know, however, and our understanding of others’ lives will forever be limited. The potential we see in the people who are a part of our lives will never be precisely the same as our own, so we do these individuals a disservice when we make assumptions about their intentions, preferences, and goals. Our power lies in our ability to accept others for all their quirks and differences and to let go of the need to control every element of our existence. We can love people for who they are, embracing their uniqueness, or we can love them as human beings from afar.

Your ability to influence people may grow more sophisticated because others sense that you respect their right to be themselves, but you will likely spend more time gazing inward, into the one person you can change: yourself.

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for November 26th is 17:Following

17: Following

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Following brings supreme success. You may not be able to change the direction of the wind, but by frequently adjusting your sails, you can arrive at your destination.

Those who would acquire a following must speak the language of their followers. Those who would be loved must become the envisioned lover of their beloved. Those who would prosper must bend with natural forces and the pressures of society. In matters of principle, stand firm; in matters of style and taste, swim with the current.

In all human affairs, change is constant. In order to stay fresh, old ideas and patterns must continually be discarded in favor of new ones. Only by being adaptable to the demands of the time can the highest good emerge. Only by adjusting to changing circumstances can you prosper. Remain flexible, and you will gain the confidence of those around you. Bend and you shall not break.

Today’s I Ching Hexagram for October 1 is 49: Revolutionary Change

49: Revolutionary Change

Hexagram 49

General Meaning:  According to Chinese symbolism, the juxtaposed elements of this hexagram are fire under water. Fire evaporates water, and water puts out fire. Change can cause conflict; conflict brings about change. This hexagram refers to that time in the cycle of human affairs when things need stirring up, and when the hint of dramatic change is in the air.

In order to succeed, revolutionary change must be in alignment with certain unchanging laws. The process must begin at the right moment, gather support from a broad base of people, be guided by sincere and capable leadership and — most important of all — must address a real need. The strength of the forces of change will always be in proportion to the urgency of the need being championed. This is true whether the revolution is in government, in business, in education or in one’s personal affairs.

Revolutionary change points to a time when chaos arises from order. It is important to realize that not all order is good, not all chaos bad. Chaos, in fact, is an integral part of the way of things — as any parent (and modern science) will confirm. Have the courage to radically change and renew the way you present yourself. In this way, you can summon chaos to your cause, and you will unleash a new power on your behalf. If engaging in a negotiation, change the rules; if composing a piece of music, add the unexpected; if courting a lover, dare to be unconventional.

In periods of drought, even wild storms are preferable to yet another sunny day.

Daily OM for Sept. 8 – Tearing Down To Rebuild

Tearing Down To Rebuild

Rethinking Complaining

We all know someone who has elevated the process of complaining to a high art. Sometimes funny, sometimes exhausting, these people have the ability to find a problem just about anywhere. In its more evolved form, complaining is simply the ability to see what’s not working, in one’s own life or in the external world, and it can be quite useful if followed to its natural conclusion—finding a solution and applying it. However, many of us don’t get that far, and we find that complaining has become an end in itself. In small doses, this is not a big problem, but if complaining has become a huge part of our identities, it may be time to take a good look at how we are spending our energy.

Complaining is a person’s way of acknowledging that they are not happy with the way things are. In a metaphorical way, when we complain or criticize, we are tearing down an undesirable structure in order to make room for something new. But if all we do is tear down, never bothering to summon the creative energy required to create something new, we are not fulfilling the process. In fact, we are at risk for becoming a stagnant and destructive force in our own lives and in the lives of the people we love. Another issue with complaining is that we sometimes tend to focus on other people, whom we can’t change, as a way of deflecting attention from the one person we can change—ourselves. So transforming complaining into something useful is a twofold process that begins with turning our critical eye to look at things we can actually do something about, and then taking positive action.

When we find ourselves complaining, the last thing we need to do is get down on ourselves. Instead, we can begin by noticing that we are in the mode of wanting to make some changes. But rather than lashing out at somebody or an organization, we can look for an appropriate place to channel this energy—not our neighbor’s house, but possibly parts of our own. Finally, we can ask ourselves the positive question of what we would like to create in the place of whatever it is we want to tear down. When we do this, we channel a negative habit into a creative process, thus using our energy to change the world around us in a positive way.