Posts Tagged ‘success’
Determination and athletic ability are symbolized by the archetype of Mars the warrior. He is the motivating force through which we feel compelled to act – nothing can stop him. This trait is perfectly represented in the achievements of endurance swimmer Diana Nyad.
Recently the 64 year old Nyad successfully achieved her lifelong goal of swimming from Cuba to Florida. What an amazing achievement and what a fantastic example of the strength and physical fitness possible at the age of 64!
Michel Gauqelin set out many years ago to disprove the validity of astrology only to become one of its greatest proponents. His work proved that Mars was very prominent in the chart of athletes and this is certainly the case in Nyad’s natal chart. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s my experience that most people are resistant to change. In the extreme I have friends I have known for more than 30 years now, and I could walk into their homes today and know where everything is placed. I could walk in blindfolded and head directly towards the sofa to turn on a lamp. For some of us sameness can be predictable and engender security, and be very comfortable.
However, whether it is small or large, expected or unexpected, the only constant in life is change. The success of changes you make depends upon your beliefs. If the change is sudden, like loss of a loved one, you’ll go through stages of acceptance beginning with denial, anger, lonesomeness, acceptance, and moving on to begin the next stage of life. Read the rest of this entry »
I use stones to change the mood in a room, to enhance a spell, to retain information, to direct energy, to shift patterns. The ways to use stones are as many as there are stones. You can use just one, or a combination to get just the right results. You can put them on a charm bracelet, in a bowl, on the coffee table. One time I wire-wrapped 30 of them and hung them from a foot high Yule tree in my tiny studio apartment.
While I was learning how to use stones I hit a tough time in my life. One night I decided to go out with some friends, and on my way out I grabbed a stone from the table. I didn’t know why, I didn’t ask. I just took one.
During the evening I felt what I can only describe now as a ‘shift in balance’. When I got home I was listening to my answering machine and got to a message from someone I had just disconnected from. When I counted back the time, I realized he made that call when I felt the shift, and the stone I grabbed was a star ruby, which is useful in psychic protection! Read the rest of this entry »
As the ‘back to school’ season approached yet again, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about how I can best help my daughter with her studies and tests. I am in school as well, so we both have lot of studying and learning ahead of us. I don’t particularly get nervous about taking tests, but my daughter does.
I was asked recently if there was anything spiritual a person can do to help ease the stress of constant studying, focusing on homework and the anxiety that comes from having to take so many tests. I’m happy to report that yes, there is!
As a Reiki practitioner I often call upon Archangel Raphael for help with my healing sessions. I call upon him because he is known in the angelic realm to help with such matters. Just as Archangel Raphael helps with healing, Archangels Uriel and Zadkiel can help with studying and tests. Read the rest of this entry »
The word ‘choice’ seems to have that curious quality of making people feel that they have a future because there are many. If the wrong choice is made, they would have according to lore omitted an obvious answer and messed something up so badly by making yet another obvious and painful mistake, usually to the same obvious and painful detriment that most people would frown upon. According to the myth of choice, we all have the moral and emotional fortitude to steer clear from making the bad decisions in the first place.
I often worry about my clients self perception as it guides their future actions. They often seem to put themselves down and blame themselves almost exclusively for the ending of their relationships, and often their entire life. So it’s this moral clause of ‘She is alone because she chooses to’ or ‘is sick because she wants to be’ that is pervasive in our success oriented society. And with that they infer that we keep making the same wrong decisions not just once, but over and over again and are idiotically purposefully continuing to press the wrong button, over and over. Read the rest of this entry »
In order to merely keep food on the table for this mob, the father and head of the household, a goldsmith by profession, worked almost 18 hours a day at his trade, as well as any other paying chore he could find in the neighborhood.
Despite their seemingly hopeless condition Albrecht and Albert, two of the elder children, had a dream. They both wanted to pursue their talent for art, but they were fully aware of the fact that their father would never be financially able to send either of them to the art academy.
After many long discussions at night, in their crowded bed, the two boys finally worked out a pact. They would toss a coin. The loser would go down into the nearby mines and, with his earnings, support his brother who would attended the academy. Read the rest of this entry »
In my younger years I was very impressed by people from the past who left a big mark on history as well as people in the present who were living lives of fame and fortune. I spent most of my younger years believing that I had to grow up and become someone like these people whom I idolized or my life would be less than successful.
But, I was also raised in the Mennonite Church of the Brethren and understood Christ’s message about living unattached to ‘ things’. And then in my teenage years discovered Buddha’s teachings about living simply.
Through the years I pushed myself with my gifts of writing music and poetry, drawing and painting and tried to become a singer-songwriter and well-known artist. And through the years I read more and more about the Buddha and about the messages of Christ. Read the rest of this entry »
Why do you have the job you have? Is it because you love doing that job more than anything, or because you need the money? What do you do in your spare time? Why do you do those things? Why do you hang out with the people you hang out with? What do they give to your life?
What’s the one underlying emotion you carry with you throughout your day? Are you angry, sad, overwhelmed, peaceful, happy, or anxious to get on with your day?
Where do you see yourself at the end of your days? In your dream house? In a setting that brings you peace? An inner city condo? A retirement community? Or does looking into the future that far ahead scare you to death? There are no wrong answers by the way. Read the rest of this entry »