I am sure if asked, many people would claim to live very full and active lives; And will be curious to know what is meant by the phrase ‘awaken your life’. To live a fulfilling life is more then just about going to work and raising a family. While both these things are important and satisfying, they are only a facet, a portion of what it means to live a life in which you are truly ‘awake’.
Finding fulfilment through providing for and meeting the needs of others; How well they do them and how they believe they are perceived by others, often means people define themselves through these roles. These are people who devote their whole lives to making other people happy, and do so selflessly out of love. However, it has to be said that sometimes this can be done to the detriment of their own personal happiness and emotional needs.
It is not being selfish or self obsessed to do things for your own pleasure or to enrich your life. I believe by making time for ourselves, it can only benefit those around us. For if we have found a way to replenish our own energies, through pursuits and interests that uplift and inspire us. We will then have more energy and enthusiasm left over for the other important things in our lives, that can and often do deplete us. This is your life. Many tend to forget this and surrender all that they are to the desires and whims of other people. Awakening your life is about listening to your own inner voice and following the yearnings of your own heart.
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Black Magic, often known as the ‘dark arts’ has been around for centuries. It can be described as magic used for personal gain. In medieval times, those who were thought to be practising any sort of magic would be executed. The authorities did not distinguish between white and black magic – they assumed all magic was bad. Some of these assumptions still linger today; however, there is a fine line between white and black magic and it is important to know the difference. You may think that the simple love spell you are doing is safe, and won’t harm another, but do remember that people have free will, and any effects will be temporary. If you broke up for a reason, the same problem will surface again, unless you confront it with love and wisdom.
If you are interested in psychic phenomena and esoteric subjects such as the afterlife and angels, for example, you may decide to investigate further by doing some practical activities by yourself. You may wish to practise tarot or the crystal ball, for example. These activities, used properly, are not harmful, but it is best to visit a psychic rather than do these things by yourself. This is because psychics know how to use these tools and there is a common belief that it is impossible to read one’s own future. It is also thought to bring bad luck.
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Every night, our dreaming body (astral body or spirit) escapes the confines of the conscious world and enters a dimension where existence is timeless. We realize that we are connected soul-to-soul and to everything that exists. In this dimension I believe, we are all psychic. There are three types of psychic dreams, and they are quite common: precognitive, telepathic, and clairvoyant dreams. Once we are awake, these dreams baffle us because we define ourselves as separate from others and see events through constructs of space and time. But non the less, the impact these types of dreams have upon us is hard to deny. We often remember them in great detail. There is a strong sense of knowing that what we have dreamed of, was so much more then just an ordinary dream.
A dream that seems to have predicted a future event is identified as a precognitive dream. For example, dreaming about a friend you have not seen in years and then running into the person in a supermarket the next day or dreaming that you won a raffle days before the drawing and finding the winning ticket in your wallet would be deemed precognitive dream experiences. These dreams can predict good news as well as bad news – even death. They may be quite accurate in revealing even the smallest details of an event that will take place sometime in the future. Dreams of death are one of the most common precognitive dream experiences. Many individuals report an uncanny power to predict the death of a loved one days or months before their passing.
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There can be many reasons for why someone might become unwell. But by far, one of the biggest contributory factors to this, is a weakened Immune System, due to a prolonged exposure to stress. As many of us know, stress can leave you feeling extremely tired and run down. In this state, you are more likely to catch any cold or virus that is going around. Scientists believe, that it is for this reason, people who suffer traumatic events, such as sudden redundancy, bereavement; relationships issues such as infidelity, separation and divorce are more at risk from conditions such as heart disease and depression.
When under stress, cells of the immune system are unable to respond to hormonal control, and consequently, produce levels of inflammation that promote disease. Because inflammation plays a role in many diseases such as cardiovascular, asthma and autoimmune disorders, this model suggests why stress impacts them as well. Knowing this is important, it can be very helpful for identifying which diseases may be influenced by stress and how to go about preventing disease in chronically stressed people. There are also many other ways that stress can make us ill.
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The mind is a very powerful thing. It is made up of two parts: the conscious and the subconscious. The conscious mind is the part you know you are using. When you are calculating a sum or talking to a friend, you are fully aware of what you are doing. The subconscious mind is the part that is responsible for our intuition, our dreams and where we store all of our long-term memories.
The subconscious mind is more powerful than you might think. It contains, not only memories, but negative or limiting beliefs that you’ve picked up during childhood. These limiting beliefs are things that you believe about certain things or situations that can have a negative effect on your life, without you being consciously aware of them. The strongest limiting beliefs were imprinted on your subconscious when you were just a small child. You wouldn’t have even been aware of it, at the time. These beliefs came from authority figures such as parents or teachers. You may have heard these people say things and, because you trusted these people, you believed these things. One example is a parent constantly telling you that ‘money doesn’t grow on trees’. You may think this is a harmless phrase that doesn’t mean anything; however, if you were constantly told this as a child, it could be the reason you have no money now.
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To be present, in ‘this’ moment, you would think a simple thing; And yet, if you were to ask people what they were thinking, in any given moment, invariably the answer would probably be, anything other then focusing completely on talking to you! The truth is, we are always either planning ahead or doing a mental re-run in our heads of old conversations and experiences. We all worry, we all try to second guess ourselves and other people.
How many times have you talked yourself out of doing something, because you kept on focusing on every possible reason why and how something would go wrong or not work out? Or become so indecisive, that the opportunity being presented to you, had passed you by before you had made your mind up? Staying in the present moment has many benefits. It cultivates mental discipline. You are less likely to be distracted. Every task you did, would have a hundred percent of your attention. Your standard of work would improve and your memory would sharpen. If people worried less, they would get much more work done, and have more quality time to spend on their families or do more pleasurable things that enhances their lives.
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