The art of prediction and prophecy is as old as time. For millenia, people have consulted oracles, psychics and seers to peer into their future.
The reasons for this are many. For example: asking about their health and employment prospects – to asking questions such as – When will I meet the man/woman of my dreams, or when will I marry and how many children will I have. To wanting to know if they will win at random games of luck, such as Bingo, and the lottery.
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In a dream, conscious awareness is united with the unconscious because a dream has roots in both. It is a bridge over which images from the outer world travel to the inner.
On the occasions when preoccupation with the personal unconscious is diverted or overcome, a symbolic rise from the depths of our being, can launch us high into the spacious dream world of the collective unconscious, among the universal ‘archetypes’. Here we have an independent existence, another life entirely, where the dream dreams the dreamer. Jung wrote, “people do not dream’, they are dreamt. We undergo our dreams”.
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Failure isn’t a nice word. Some people fear it so much that they avoid doing anything, just so they don’t have to experience it. All of us, at one time or another, has failed at something – we are only human, after all – but, I’ll bet that you still remember every occasion where you failed in the past, and it’s likely that this has stopped you from trying again in the future.
Failing is a horrible feeling. If you didn’t receive criticism from somebody else, the chances are you gave yourself a hard time, especially if it was a project close to your heart. What you need to remember is that failure is just a means to success.
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I believe that all children possess psychic abilities, but that many are ignored, dismissed or even punished for voicing thoughts and feelings, relating to the spirit world. But, just as with other gifts and natural aptitudes, the depth and power of this ability will vary from child to child. Children do not judge.
They accept without question, because they are pure and innocent; Completely lacking in expectation, and as yet, not contaminated by the thoughts and opinions of others.
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There have been several articles in the news, recently, that talk about the significant increase in then number of people who have acute stress or anxiety. Apparently, doctors are turning towards other methods of treatment to avoid people becoming addicted to medication.
Stress is a lifestyle affliction. A small amount of stress is good for us, as it keeps us motivated but too much can cause serious health problems, if left untreated. One of the main causes of stress is a tendency to take on too much.
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Cambridge’s Online Dictionary defines self discovery as “the process of learning about yourself and your beliefs”. And so it is a life long journey; one that begins the day you take your first breath.
Every day we can learn something new about ourselves through the decisions we make, reactions we have to others, and the beliefs we’ve built along the way. Often there is a catalyst which makes us want to delve deeper into the soul, discover why we behave the way we do, and what it all means.
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