Writing Your Ethical Will
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Writing your spiritual-ethical will is a way of leaving your values, beliefs, and family stories for future generations to enjoy. Your ethical will is a legacy filled wisdom and love that will live forever.
The purpose of the Spiritual Ethical Will blog is to create a forum so you can share your ethical will and the benefits you received from writing your personal legacy.
As the rate of technological advancement continues to increase, younger generations find themselves with less and less of a connection to the world which came before them.
In a sea of such constantly changing novelties, it’s easy to lose sight of the rapidly vanishing past.
This is why it has never been so important to instil the lessons of yesterday on these leaders of tomorrow.
Below, you’ll find two crucial areas which you might want to share with your grandchildren – to ensure that they’ll be creative, self-reliant, and confident individuals who one day pass on their lessons with the same vigor which you did.
Grow, Preserve, and Can your Own Food
Gone are the days when every family participated in the ‘harvest’ – that magical season beginning in late August and ending sometime in October, when gardens would be culled and picked by everyone in the family. Remember the mounds of vegetables that used to fill your mother’s kitchen table? These would become an essential part of your diet throughout the winter months.
As she toiled to boil and season and salt this precious food, the children would be relegated to the task of hauling cases of Mason jars up from the basement. Soon, they’d be filled with the fruits of this labour. A plume of steam would twist around the cloudy glass jars as they were sealed, before they were finally left to cool on a dark shelf somewhere in the cellar.
How many young people today have looked at their dinner, and felt the pride and ownership of knowing that the family has created everything on that plate? Teaching your grandkids to make jams and pickles doesn’t just instil a sense of appreciation for the recipes themselves… it also imprints upon them a very real sense of self-esteem, by teaching how they can be responsible for their own necessities.
In the past century, grocery stores have succeeded at expanding the availability and selection of culinary delights available year-round – but these foodstuffs also create an abstracted understanding about how food is grown and prepared. Teaching future generations the hands-on process of making preserves is a fantastic way to remove this fog of abstraction.
Imagination is the key to everything
My father played an incredible game with me throughout my childhood. It was called “What If”, and would often last for hours. The game would begin the instant I offered my dad any fact or detail about what I wanted to be when I grew up. When I was considering becoming a fireman, he asked me what I’d do if I had to run into a burning building to look for people who’d become trapped.
When I was contemplating a career as an astronaut, I’d be confronted with the issue of a failing computer or a leaking fuel tank or a fellow astronaut who was suffering from a panic attack and had begun to wreck the navigational equipment.
Each answer I gave would yield another question. Our scenarios grew so elaborate that I would have to do some research before the game could continue. It used to drive everyone in the house nuts. Here was my dad, a fully grown man, arguing with a ten year old about the proper angle of re-entry that my shuttle would have to take, if I intended to get through the atmosphere without burning up.
Sometimes, I’d actually offer an answer that would stump my old man, and we’d both sit in amazement as I realized that somehow, I’d psychologically out-manoeuvred him. To this day, I don’t know if he let me win, but those moments when he’d uttered “you got me” were some of my proudest accomplishments in life.
As I grew older, I realized that I had already explored many of the situations I was now encountering – as a hypothetical during those long-ago sessions of “What If”. As a result, I could make informed decisions without having to scramble for answers. That seemingly silly little game had prepared me for some of life’s twists and turns. When I have grandkids, I’ll be sure to drive them crazy when they consider the atmospheric conditions required for the safe re-entry of their own hypothetical space shuttles.
Josh Byer is an author, copywriter, and blogger residing in Vancouver, Canada. He writes for SeniorsZen.com who provide comprehensive information on Independent Living, Home Care, Residential Care Homes, Assisted Living, Alzheimer’s Care, and Nursing Homes.
Zodiac signs, also referred to as horoscope or star signs, are some of the most easily recognizable symbols throughout cultures and societies across the globe. In fact, there are even constellations named after the twelve signs as well. Depending on the month you were born you are placed under a certain sign which is said to play a role in your character traits, physical attributes, personality, success in life and love and more.
You may also be familiar with daily horoscopes referring to each of the signs with various outcomes for each of the signs. Most of the signs are represented by an animal or a humanoid creature with the exception of Libra, which is embodied by the scales. Below is a brief description of each of the twelve signs.
The Twelve Signs At A Glance
Aquarius – born between January 21st and February 19th, the Aquarius is symbolized by the water carrier (or water bearer depending on the source). They are known for their bold personality and strong wills, active lifestyles, logical opinions, and are typically great listeners. They’re thought to be divided in two main categories: the shy, quiet ones who prefer to voice their opinions through another’s actions, and the outgoing, flashy center of attention who must speak their mind at every given opportunity. Regardless of their level of outgoing personality or shy nature, they tend to show loyalty to their friends and family to the end.
Pisces – born between February 20th and March 20th, Pisces are shown as two fish. On the positive side, they show great levels of sensitivity towards delicate matters, they’re kind, creative, compassionate, and are sympathetic towards all causes. They find themselves accepted as a friend among all manners of groups and types of people. As a negative to those traits, they can become so emotional and sympathetic of other’s problems that they themselves end up distraught over the situation as if it were their own which can lead to problems in the long run when dealing with overly dramatic people.
Aries – born between March 21st and April 20th, a Ram symbolizes Aries. Adventurous spirit, courageous attitude, confident natured, enthusiastic personality and a quick thinker make up the positive traits most Aries tend to display. Negatively, they can be selfish, impatient, and a bit foolish (as overconfidence may lead to in many cases).
Taurus – born between April 21st and May 21st, the Taurus is embodied by a bull. They are loving, reliable, determined, and protective people and those close to them tend to feel safe and secure in their presence. Taureans typically feel comfortable in their own skin and are happy just being themselves. On the darker side of Taurus, they can be jealous, greedy, possessive individuals who like to keep things to themselves.
Gemini – being born between May 22nd and June 21st means the Gemini, shown as two human twins, is your sign. Since this sign is represented by two entities, it’s natural that you could expect them to have two seperate sets of traits. Geminis are witty, smart, lively, energetic, versatile people who love to go out and have a good time with their friends. On the other hand they tend to be overly stressed (said to share the burden two people’s stress inside one body), superficial, nervous, and inconsistent. Knowing that Geminis can act as almost two different people at times makes it easier to understand the actions of a Gemini.
Cancer – those born between June 22nd and July 22nd are represented by the Crab under the Cancer sign. Cancers are protective, creative, loving and careful people who create loving homes and go to great lengths to protective their loved ones from harm. As with the familiar ocean crab, this sign can show clingy, obsessive, and unpredictable behavior.
Leo – born between July 23rd and August 22nd means you are a Leo, a Lion. Leos make great allies showing all around them kindness, generosity, loyalty, love, and enthusiasm. On the other hand they can be controlling, intolerant, and overly proud. Gain a Leo’s trust and you will have a loyal friend for life, but betray one and you’ll find a ceaseless enemy.
Virgo – anyone born between August 23rd and September 23rd is represented by Virgo, the Virgin. This sign is the only one represented specifically as a female, whereas the other signs (animal or humanoid) are accepted as either male or female. Virgos can be modest, shy, extremely reliable, and highly intelligent people. As with the nature of being represented by a virgin, they tend to over-worry, be fussy, critical, and very conservative people.
Libra – the scales represent anyone born between September 24th and October 23rd which is known as Libra. This is the only sign of the twelve Zodiac signs that isn’t represented by a living creature or human type. On the positive side, they are idealistic, social, relaxed people who are diplomatic, charming, and easy to get along with in social situations. They often end arguments and return peace to the party when unfortunate events occur. When it comes to the negative side, they tend to be flirtatious, indecisive, easily influenced, and gullible people that should take an extra second to think about the outcomes of certain decisions they make throughout the day.
Scorpio – born between October 24th and November 22nd, Scorpio is represented by a scorpion. Considered one of the most emotional signs, they are known for their determination, intiution, passion, and powerful presence. Their wild emotions can often lead them to trouble among other signs, especially in relationships. Their negative traits include jealousy (both liking to make people jealous, or being jealous of others), a resentful nature, compulsive behaviors, and the tendency to keep secrets from those they shouldn’t.
Sagittarius – those who are born between November 23rd and December 21st are known as Sagittarius, represented by the Archer. It’s common to see the Sagittarius as a centaur, a mythological half man, half horse beast that according to legend were deadly with a wooden bow. On the positive side they are optimistic, free-spirited, jolly, honest, and philisophical people who are endlessly entertaining to talk to and love to have a friendly debate or regale others with entertaining stories, finding themselves right at home in a setting like a campfire among friends with good food and drink. On the negative side, they can be careless, irresponsible, restless people who prefer drifting from group to group seeking entertainment rather than settling down with a close group of friends.
Capricorn – born between December 22nd and January 20th, the Capricorn is represented by the goat (or, according to some, the sea goat). This interesting sign shows strong traits such as being practical, ambitious, humorous, reserved, careful, and patient. As for negatives, they tend to be pessimistic, hold grudges for a long time, and tend to bring other’s mood down with them when they feel like it.
While the above description of the twelve signs of the Zodiac obviously can’t encompass all positive and negative traits by everyone, it’s an interesting way to know a bit more about a friend, family member, co worker, or loved one. Knowing their sign and associated traits can be a fun way to get a deeper understanding of how they act or why they do some of the things they do – even if they might not know it!
Bryce Palenscar authors the website http://love-horoscopes.me/, a fun informational resource for all things about Astrology, horoscopes, compatibility and more. To find out more about the twelve Zodiac signs, visit his website today!
There are many tools available for a person to learn to control their own mind. A person may want to do this to improve their situation in any given area. There are tools to help with finances, career, health, spirituality, relationships, and even artistic inspiration. Depending on what you want to improve you may want to look into certain techniques.
Learning to control your mind does take practice, but with a little patience you can help yourself immensely. To better understand mind control, this article will discuss two different mind control tools to show how they work.
First, we will look at meditation and all it has to offer a person physically, spiritually, and psychologically.
Second, we will look at self hypnosis and the benefits of practicing that type of mind control.
Meditation has been around for thousands of years and is practiced in many cultures. It has long been known the benefits of meditation can encompass all areas of life. In the spiritual sense meditation can help a person to get closer to their God or higher power and help a person to better understand their place in the world. In a physical sense meditation can help with many things.
Meditation can help to lower blood pressure, alleviate stress and anxiety, increase blood flow to the brain, help with cognitive functions, and help fight insomnia. Psychological benefits of meditation can include peace and clearing of the mind, an increase in self-esteem, and an overall feeling of being healthy. The wonderful thing about meditation is that the benefits can be seen with a person practicing just minutes a week.
For anyone who is new to meditation it is relatively easy to learn by going to a class, reading a book on it, or downloading or purchasing a guided meditation. There are different meditations for a variety of reasons if a person chooses to do this. There are meditations that can help a person to better understand a Biblical verse or scripture or meditations to deal with pain, to mention just two. Overall, meditation is great for the body, mind, and spirit but can benefit a person for specific reasons as well.
Self hypnosis is much like traditional hypnosis except that it is done by the individual instead of by a hypnotherapist. It works the same as traditional hypnosis in that the mind is more apt to listen to suggestions when in an altered state of mind. Some people are uncomfortable with the idea of someone they don’t really know performing hypnosis on them. For those people, self hypnosis can be the answer.
It can take a little time to learn and perfect, but when a person is able to do it they can reap the rewards for years to come. It is usually easier for a person to learn if they know how to meditate, but this isn’t necessary.
Self hypnosis can be used for many things such as: losing weight, stopping smoking, preventing anxiety attacks, increasing sports performance, eliminating phobias, gaining confidence, anger management, pain management, and sexual dysfunctions to name a few. Self hypnosis is easy to learn although it can take time and practice to be able to do it successfully.
For anyone interested in learning this mind control technique there are tutorials on the internet or books available for purchase or checking out at your local library. The wonderful thing about learning self hypnosis is that once a person has learned it they can use it the rest of their life. Say a person wanted to lose weight and they were successful at doing so with self hypnosis. They could then use this mind tool to tackle another issue such as gaining confidence. The list is really endless as to what a person can accomplish when using self hypnosis.
Meditation and self hypnosis are just two different types of mind control techniques. As a person begins to discover what these tools can do for them, they are likely to keep utilizing the tools to improve all areas of their life. Finding the right tools for you can take a little time, but the effort can pay off for the rest of your life.
Learn more about your mind – check out this article on astral projection techniques.
The seven chakras of the human body are known for the ability to deliver an appropriate flow of energy in order to maintain a healthy and vibrant essence. Since human beings are certainly not indestructible, the energy flow of the chakras can sometimes become disjointed. In some instances, it is possible for the energy flow of the chakras to operate in a manner that is not balanced or harmonious.
This can create illness and all other forms of woe the body will experience. As such, it becomes necessary to once again restore the missing harmony the body requires in order to return the body to the state it needs to maintain proper levels of health and vitality.
Again, the process is all about restoring balance….
Have you ever heard the saying that you need to maintain balance in life? More than likely you have since it is an oft repeated statement made by those that understand its inherent truthfulness. Then again, it may also be oft repeated by those that never take the time out to actually ponder the meaning of it. In its common parlance, it means too much of any one thing can detract from other activities. This leads to a significant lack of balance in one’s life which can have disastrous effects. The way the chakras in the body function, a lack of balance can lead to scores of problems. When effective balance is employed, it becomes much more likely that engaging in proper chakra energy healing is a must in order for the body to return to its harmonious state.
Does this sound like an arduous task to perform? Well, it may very well sound that way but this is not necessarily how the process needs to turn out. Consider the following process you could employ:
Imagine sitting in a meditational position and envisioning the chakra energy points in the body. Try to visualize the area in which you are not experiencing balanced energy flow. This may take some effort in terms of targeting which chakra is one that is not flowing in the right manner but with deep concentration and careful effort, locating the disharmony may not be all that difficult.
Once you have located the chakra points that may be out of balance, you can now start visualizing an improvement in the way in which the energy flows. In particular, you can isolate where there is an imbalance and direct the flow of energy to operate in a manner that will restore effective energy flow. On the surface, this may sound a bit more difficult than it is. It really cannot be considered too difficult. That said it is necessary to note that it is not an immediate or easy process to engage in.
Effort and concentration is required in order for the process to deliver on expectations. You will likely find it challenging to engage in such chakra energy healing. Challenging, however, does not mean it is impossible. Rather, you would need to engage in a process of deliberation that will yield desirable and effective results.
This would be the essence of effective chakra energy healing. Concentration and practice are the two components that need to be weaved into the mix in order to see the desired end result occur. While definitely not easy to achieve, successful achievement is possible with the right attitude and the right approach. All you need to do is follow established methods for success and you will see the outcome you wish for becomes more likely.
The chakras of the body are frequently more complicated in scope than most realize. There are the common physical and mental health issues to contend with and then there are the more complex emotional and spiritual facets. All of these aspects do need to work in harmony or else the quality of one’s life will suffer. Consider this the main reason why it is best that employ a comprehensive balancing program needed to deliver the results you would most desire from your efforts.
Chakra energy healing is among the best ways to restore the body to an acceptable level of harmony and balance. While the value of such healing is sometimes overlooked, it does remain one of the best methods for restoring previously elusive harmony in the body.
Learn more about healing – check out these articles about the healing touch and quantum healing techniques
How Quantum Jumping helps in exploring Parallel Lives is the question we are going to discuss in this article. Life exists at many planes and surfaces but our confined human vision becomes a hindrance in exploring and experiencing those amazing horizons. We have psyched ourselves into believing that only tangible experience is the real life, but truth is really not so. There exist many life forms at parallel planes, synced beautifully with each other.
All of us are living lives at various spheres but only few of us are sensitive enough to realize this. These lives can be higher and purer ethereal forms of spiritual realm or greater self, or it could be an incarnation of your mundane physical self. Nowadays, whenever we hear of parallel entities only extra terrestrial life forms come to mind but parallel lives are not just Sci-Fi elements. These are human experiences of our personal hinterlands. If you really want to space out of your personal safe zone and orbit new zones then all you have to do is practice Quantum Jumping.
Know thyself. . Know thyself is a famous proverb which means to know your self. The journey to the parallel lives is actually a journey to ultimately explore your identity and true self which will subsequently lead you towards a better self. Self is considered to be the microcosm of the universe. The discovery of self is a pilgrimage towards a better society and reformed human consciousness. Inter dimensional quest will lead the way to explore the universes within yourself. Quantum Jumping suggests that there is a
You in the other Universe or there is another universe in You. You can find this replica or doppelganger with help of Quantum Jumping “Rhythm Therapy”. Rhythm is the energy form which you can attain the powers of your parallel lives. You can visualize your other self in the parallel lives and bring back the rhythm with you. Let me clear this with an example if your love life is going through a low phase, with help of Quantum jumping you can switch to the other life. Now visualize yourself to be a successful lover and you will be able to bring back the rhythm of love with you.
Remember Quantum Jumping is a mental activity and you are just going to transcend to the other life spiritually or mentally. This spiritual or mental transcendence will enable you to bring back Rhythm which is a spiritual source not physical attribute. As our example shows you will be able to have the vibes and rhythm of a successful lover not that you will be back as a physically different person. Burt’s first painting which is worth millions is a case study for inter dimensional quantum jumping. His class gave him the task to learn a new skill over weekend. He accepted the challenge, practiced his jumping activity which gave him two signals. Plant your foot and see, he took his camera to the beach followed the instructions and came back with a piece of Art.
There is another activity which will help you in merging with other lives and other You. It is the Quantum Jumping distant gaze therapy. Its simple, you have to sit in an open space and try to look at the horizon as a whole. Try to observe things distant things which we usually miss in our routine short sightedness. This exercise will gradually program your senses to shatter the shackles of material self and set your nerves free. This visual freedom will enable you in participating and benefiting from parallel lives. It will open the doors to infinite possibilities of merging with other beings and catching their rhythm.
Wear a mask. Quantum Jumping believes that you have to merge with the person, you want to be like. Once you merge with him, you will start getting his rhythm. So Mask Activity will surely help you in Merging and visualizing the potential of other lives. A person is at his most original self when he wears a mask as it absolves him from the constraints of his identity, social taboos and different sorts of material pressures. We are programmed to act according to the preconceive notions that people cherish about us and we venerate our self created ideals too. We spend our entire life living up to it but it leads to spiritual fissures and identity voids. The objective is to set your soul free from this mould, only then it will be able to rise to the pedestal of parallel lives.
The exercise is simple, fun and contemporary. Imagine you are the protagonist of the movie “Borne identity” and your memory is a clean slate. Your task is to recreate your personality, your community and the whole paraphernalia. This “transference” (as we have discussed in our article A guide to past life Regression and therapy) will unleash the hidden resources of energy and initiate an unabated spiritual enterprise. To have that feel you can visualize visiting a new place which does not have any past associations in your mind. Leave all sources of identity and contact behind and spend one day there to revisit your own self. It will condition your mind to accept new things and it will become more receptive and welcoming towards the signals of parallel lives. Once the door is unbolted, all the positive forces of parallel lives will gravitate towards it. The keys of this door lie in your hands and it’s up to you to twist it.
Listen to the inner voice and start a new life. There are infinite universes and infinite possibilities of life forms. Quantum jumping believes that there exists a better You in these universes and you just have to get there to get the best out of it. Quantum Jumping will help you transcend the parallel lives and parallel You .It will vitalize you to get the initiative in life which you lack hitherto. It will eventually turn you into a better and happy person. There is an inner voice constantly whispering in our ears, trying to guide us towards the untrodden path. The voice needs to be heard, nestled, nurtured and loved. We spend our whole life in muffling and snubbing this voice. As a result it becomes a non entity for us and wilts its way to oblivion. These inner voices are an emblem of the parallel lives that we are leading at several spiritual spheres. All you need to do is adjust your frequencies to make these voices audible and comprehensible. There is another dimension to it as well. Once you are tuned to these voices, you will also start catching signals of voices from other realms. Scientific research has pointed towards the enigma that our surrounding and space tends to retain the sound voices like a record box. So everything that has been said hitherto is hovering around us, waiting to be heard and deciphered.
Some simple exercises can amplify your abilities to hear these lost voices. The first step is to listen to the voices within. Become a hearing recluse for ten minutes and shun all the voices around. Don’t go to a quiet place because your faculties will not have to work hard there. Activating your faculties is the basic objective. Instead of that try any normal routine place like your office desk, kitchen, and jogging track and muster up all your energies to shun the unwanted noise. Once the external stimuli are barred then your task is to fight the internal diversion. Gradually the voice will regain its life and lead you towards the realm of parallel lives.
The Eternal all encompassing Oneness. Parallel lives exist as a proof of the dichotomies embedded in the fabric of human life. Life is an amalgam of tensions and diversities. The beauty of life lies in the synching and harmony of these polarities. You can create harmony with these parallel planes by visiting them mentally. It will bring serenity and peace of mind for you.
Parallel lives parallel choices. Remember the “cause and effect” principle of Quantum Jumping. There is a vicious circle of cause and effect going on in the universe. Imagine if you have a choice to know the consequences of your choices beforehand. Quantum jumping will help you in visualizing the other You in the parallel life and making the right choice. Imagine how different and successful your life would be then.
Lara was given a choice by her office to transfer to another city and get the promotion. Now she was really confused which way to chose so she decided to Quantum Jump for it. Quantum jumping helped her in visualizing the course she wanted to take and its repercussions. The vision was positive so she decided to go for it and today her personal and professional lives are working well for her.
You don’t have to draw clear demarcation lines between your real and parallel life experiences as you can smoothly transcend both worlds. It is the point where Quantum jumping will help you. Our therapies and tips will assist you in striking the balance between these parallel lives experiences and getting the best out of them.
Learn more about quantum jumping and quantum healing.
The word “chakra” is derived from the Sanskrit word for vortex or wheel. These energy centers of the human body are believed to have powerful control over our consciousness and help to determine our waking reactions to many situations. Chakras also affect many of our subconscious feelings, reactions, and experiences. They are our energy system; so everything we do is tied to the 7 chakras. The seven areas in this system are associated with one of the areas in the endocrine system of the body. Understanding how each of the 7 chakras relates to the mind and body can help you gain an understanding of many causes and symptoms that affect the body or mind.
1. Crown Chakra
This energy center is associated with the top of the head. It is reflected in the color purple and works with the brain, nervous system, and all areas throughout the top of the head, working with the Pineal Gland. The Crown Chakra directly relates to the ability to express and feel empathy, which is an important part of building connections with others. For the consciousness, it represents one’s relationship with the higher power or any symbol of ultimate authority. It can be directly associated with separation anxiety, especially with regard to the biological father. The Crown Chakra is also often linked to the soul, so it can be expressed elementally through a white light or “inner light”.
2. Brow Chakra
Located in the center of the forehead, this chakra is represented by the color of indigo or midnight blue. Its endocrine association is the Pituitary Gland and it works with the forehead and temples as well as the carotid plexus. Working with extra sensory perception, the Brow Chakra is considered to be the main component of spiritual communications, which includes clairvoyance, clairaudience, and many other inner senses. Found in the deepest levels of our being, it is where your true motivations and driving forces lie.
3. Throat Chakra
Often referred to as the “Cornucopia Center”, this chakra is found at the base of the throat. Represented by the color sky blue, the Throat Chakra controls the neck, throat, arms, and hands. Tied directly to your sense of hearing, it is associated with the Thyroid Gland. The Throat Glad controls the aspects of receipt and expression of information. Whether artistic, verbal or any other form of expression, it is the energy center that will be involved. This chakra is also related to intuition and often the ability to cross over into the spiritual world.
4. Heart Chakra
Also called the “Living Love Center”, the Heart Chakra is the energy center found in the core of the chest. Related to the heart, circulatory system, lungs, and cardiac plexus, this chakra is represented by the color emerald green. Tied to the Thymus Gland, the Heart Chakra also serves to control the immune system. This energy center is relates to the sense of touch, which means it relates to touch, such as hugging. It will also relate to perceptions or feelings of love and the element of air.
5. Solar Plexus Chakra
Known as the “Power Center”, the Solar Plexus Chakra is tied to the muscular system as well as the skin, organs, and eyes. Related to the Pancreas, it is also associated with the eyesight. This energy center deals with perceptions of control, power, and freedom. Elementally found in fire or the sun, the Solar Plexus Chakra is also found in the ego.
6. Orange Chakra
Referred to as the “Sensation Center”, this chakra is found in the center of the abdomen. Tied to the reproductive system, lumbar plexus, and sexual organs, it is associated with the sense of taste or appetite. In the consciousness, the Orange Chakra relates to food and sex, along with anything involved with the body’s inner communication. This energy center is also affiliated with water and the emotional parts of the body.
7. Root Chakra
Known as the body’s “Security Center”, the energy center allows us to feel grounded. Located at the perineum, the Root Chakra is represented by the color red. Found in the lymph and skeletal systems, it also relates to the lower extremities and the body’s elimination system. The Root Chakra works with the sense of smell and is tied to the adrenal glands. Represented by Earth, this energy center involves the feelings of security, survival, trust, and satisfaction.
Learn more about how to balance your chakras.
To most human beings, like our dreams and aspirations speak in terms of symbols and symbol-speak. It’s no secret that the symbols of our current age, and designs in clothing and jewelry go back to the dawn of human history. Nothing is really new it seems. It’s all an effective re-creation of what works. Hence colors and symbols in our homes can be chosen for greatest effect – with time proven colors, decorations, accessories, furniture and layouts. Why leave anything to chance when we only go through life once getting “one kick at the cat”.
Surround & Plan Your Environment with Positive Thoughts
Your parents may have taught you to hold positive thoughts in your mind – not negative. So it’s important that we place objects, items and artwork in our abodes and even working areas that inspire and motivate us. It’s as simple as that. We need items that motivate and inspire us, not hold us back and depress us with clutter.
It’s amazing that when you really sit down, look around and begin to sort out – for “spring cleaning” how much clutter one person or a family can accumulate. Accumulation of possessions and “stuff “is insidious. It goes on and unannounced yet sequentially being additive to the rest of the piles. Not unlike Chinese water torture you might think – rightly.
Get Ready for Spring Cleaning. Some People Pathologically Acquire Too Much
Some people are ill and indeed have “a sickness” in that they cannot stop accumulating. Others while they taught of goals and indeed may quiz you “What Are Your Long-term Goals?” Yet on observation and inquiry you may well come to the conclusion that these people have “shiny object syndrome”. That is they cannot hold on to any income or savings. Everything they walk by or spot – they must have on the spot. It’s a form of immediate gratification. Like a drug. Woe to the man who takes such a woman on a vacation to Mexico – lest they be seen as walking peso. Yet others have a real sickness. Their possessions may be of no value and use to anyone yet they keep collecting. One poor soul was even spending a good chunk of his net income paying for 7 separate large storage lockers – unable to part with any of this material. Amazingly this poor soul – could even see the folly of his ways and indeed blamed everyone else for his lot in life.
Be Discriminate In Your Environment & the Possession You Acquire
In the end it can be said that Feng Shui teaches us to be discriminate on our surroundings. We both have to choose and acquire a hearty lot that will bestow its power and powers on us. Secondly we must place and arrange these articles and possessions in such a manner so as to radiate focus the goodness bestowed upon us, our families, guests and friends. Feng Shui!
Bertha N. Rand: Bertha is a well known figure in the “granola belt ” of Winnipeg involved with many spiritual and physical travails as well as being a top chef and organizer of weddings and wedding banquets in Winnipeg. Bertha is an avid reiki riki reflexology buff
The world often suffers from excessive amounts of inertia, inaction and cynicism. In 2012, this is inexcusable. People have had thousands of years to get their act together but they are still producing massive amounts of waste and garbage every year. They still cut down too many trees and kill too many animals. You can’t change everybody in the world, of course but it may be possible to change some.
Unfortunately, many people don’t understand how important it is to be active in improving the world around you. These people simply watch the world become worse and complain. They mock others who take an active step in improving the world and find their actions to be ridiculous. After all, how much difference can one person make?
Plenty! A person that wants to save water can save up to 30 gallons per day simply by repairing a dripping faucet. They can also save 100 gallons of water per day by fixing a leaking toilet and cutting 30 percent of its water use by installing a toilet tank dam. These simple steps take only moments to complete but help change the world for the better in an instant. (http://www.chnep.org/moreinfo/water_conservation_facts.htm)
And these aren’t the only ways a person can improve the world around them. Planting a single tree produces 48 pounds of extra oxygen a year. This oxygen is enough to support two human beings for an entire year. In fact, if all American families planted a tree, they could reduce the CO2 in the atmosphere astronomically. In fact, it would reduce it by a billion pounds. This would create a billion pounds of safe oxygen to breathe. (http://www.coloradotrees.org/benefits.htm)
Making healthier eating choices and improving your health can also help improve the world around you. Eating less meat or going vegetarian completely has major benefits for the environment. The amount of grain and grass it takes to create one pound of chicken, pork and beef averages out to about 5 or 6 pounds of grain per pound of animal. This is an entirely wasteful way of farming that is worse in America than overseas. (http://www.realfooduniversity.com/paleoprimal-lifestyle-sustainable-meat-production/)
The most important aspect of improving the world around you is to try to inspire others to join. Getting the lazy, the cynical and unimpressed active, passionate and impressed can help create impressive results. Activism may not inspire everybody but actively participating in improving the world around you, creating a better world and a better family environment may cause many others to join in on your quest.
Finding ways to encourage activism isn’t as hard as many people think. Simply get your word out there anyway you can. Write a letter to the editor to reach like-minded people who take the time to read the paper. Even if these people don’t agree with you, it may help open their mind to different possibilities.
A blog or personal website is another great way to reach a wide range of people. Internet searches and websites continue to be an important aspect of our culture and maximizing advocacy using these resources is crucial.
Basically, the only way to spread the fire of change is to be that change. Your motivation may inspire others to change themselves and the world around them in important and vital ways that you can’t even imagine.
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Today it seems that everyone is online. People not only have their own blogs and social networking pages, but they also have active online businesses as well. This means that most people are computer literate and interested in communicating through digital media.
This trend in communication has dramatically changed how people interact with one another, even family members. Families that would ordinarily loose touch with each other are now making weekly or even daily contact with each other through such platforms as Facebook and MySpace. For people interested in passing on their culture, traditions and philosophies this is wonderful news.
Traditionally spiritual ethical wills have been written down on paper. They took the form of essay, letters and statements. Today, these formats are still viable, however, they are a bit outdated.
Digital ethical wills are a great option for families that want to create something that can be viewed by the entire family, regardless of where they are in the world. Families can create a main family website where individual family members can contribute their personal ethical wills, or individuals can create their own digital spiritual ethical will and send out invitations for family members to visit their site.
There are several ways that an online ethical will can be formatted. The first option is to create an ethical will blog. This blog can dedicated entries to specific themes and topics.
The second option is to create a freeform essay on the website. This essay can have links to family photographs and other documents.
The third option is to create a multimedia presentation that is uploaded to the website. For example, an audio file or a video file can be embedded in the website on the page with information that the person wants to pass on. This is a great option for preserving family stories and memories as well.
The process of writing any type of will is usually thought of as a very serious and time consuming process that is never fun. However, when writing a spritiual ethical will there are sevearl ways you can make it enjoyable. Below are a few creative projects that you can have fun with as you write your ethical will.
The first project is to tell the story of your life in under five minutes. For this activity you will need either a video or audio recorder, five minute, a notepad, a writing instrument and any photos or keepsakes you want to include in your presentation. The preparation for this activity will be to create an outline of the most important parts of your life. This will help you tell your story. When you are ready you can record your lifestory on tape or digital media.
The next project is to write a chapter for your personal memoirs. The title of this chapter is, “The First Life Lesson I Learned.” For this chapter you will talk about an event in your life that really taught you about what is important in life or what path was right for your to take. This event needs to be early in your life.
You can continue on your path to writing your memories with a second chapter for your book entitled, “Mistakes I’ve Made.” This is going to be a hard chapter to write as it requires you to review the mistakes that you made. However, it does provide you with the chance to admit mistakes that you have made and to examine how those mistakes impacted your life. It also gives you the chance to repair relationships and to fix problems that those mistakes have caused.
Having fun with your spiritual ethical will may sound unusual, but it is an approach that can make the process of preparing for your passing easier to handle.