Posts Tagged ‘success’
Your hopes, your dreams, your wishes and aspirations, all of your visions for your life are stacked together in your own little basket of hope. I have one. So does my neighbor, and my best friend too. Be it in our minds, or on paper, we all have that little basket of hope. Or one could even go so far as to call it a “bucket list”. I call it my “basket of hope”. Same difference.
Recently I had the misfortune of coming across a “basket thief” – kind of like a horse whisperer or a dog whisperer, except not nearly the positive experience either one of the above can bring. A basket thief doesn’t come to you to whisper in your ear about your hopes and your dreams. They don’t even really care about your hopes and dreams. What they do care about is you putting aside said hopes and dreams in order to help them achieve theirs. Read the rest of this entry »
In the Greek tragedy Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, the titular character declares himself a “child of chance.” He is doomed to a tragic fate, it seems.
But tellingly, the trauma only becomes apparent when it is too late. Then Oedipus realizes that despite his efforts to thwart destiny he has actually run headlong into it. Oedipus finally realizes that it was his lot to live a sad life, and die a terrible death.
Oedipus was a proud man, an overachiever and a potent symbol for modern mankind, who indulges in the folly that we have created our temporary, puny edifices to exist forever; who believe that we have engineered our own destiny. Let’s pause to examine some of Oedipus’s achievements.
He ruled over one of the most powerful city states in ancient Greece and he purged the land of a lethal beast. Oedipus reminds us of all that we can achieve using our wits and determination. Read the rest of this entry »
More and more of my clients are coming to me with questions about money and finances. I find this interesting, because I specialize in relationships, yet I find the answers that are coming forward from their guides to be very similar, whether they were asking about love or money.
Whenever a synchronicity like this appears in my life I know to pay attention, get curious and ask questions, because I know Spirit is teaching me something.
What came forward was extraordinary. I discovered that how we handle money is exactly how we handle our personal energy. It is how we operate in relationships, and it is how we ultimately treat ourselves. Read the rest of this entry »
Most of our lives are manifested from a place of lack, and not from a place of intent. This begins the moment we no longer received that loving response to a behavior that was originally considered “cute.” It usually happens around the age of eighteen months to two years. From there on out we come from a place of corrective thinking and process, or as I choose to call it, “poverty thinking.”
As we grow older and start going to school the process continues, not to build on what gifts we use or have, but on what is missing and how to correct what is lacking.
Oh, and by the way, we don’t get to choose that standard either, this is just an observation. Don’t get me wrong, if the standard wasn’t there you would not be able to read or comprehend what I have typed here, so there is validity in a commonality of process to lead to a platform to enhance understanding. Read the rest of this entry »
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 »