Mindfulness for children

Drop back into some of your own childhood memories, and you’ll see that you were practising mindfulness as well. Remember lying stretched out on the lawn on a warm summer day? Remember noticing how each slow, deep breath drew in smells of cut grass and the delicate perfume of flowers? Remember how you had the knack to pick up on the faintest sounds, such as the drone of a bee in the foliage, the crinkle of each blade of grass under your feet, or a mower being used in the distance? You were once an expert at being present, and you can be once again.

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Mindful Living In The World

This timeless, witnessing awareness has been hypnotized (distracted) by a fictitious, self-centered, ‘me’ story of being born in form (the illusion of limitation and separation). It all starts with the ill-conceived idea of believing ourselves (as awareness) to be limited to the body-mind, personal experiences, beliefs, social-cultural conditioning, etc.

Once you realize and fully accept that you are not the form/content (your thoughts, moods, sensory perceptions, social roles and personal story), which are all inevitably subject to change- therefore illusory, you can finally rest as the unchanging, unconditioned awareness that you are; the natural, essential state of beingness that cannot be named, only known, through direct experience.

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Deja Vu – Seeing The Future

Deja vu, is a term that was first coined by the French psychic researcher, Emile Boirac. Deja vu means ‘already seen’ – and is also called ‘paramnesia’. Deja vu is often used to describe the feeling that comes over you, when you are in a situation that you feel like you’ve been in before, but haven’t. It is a sensation that can be triggered by visiting somewhere for the first time.

Or having a conversation with someone. This feeling can be incredibly strong, often giving people cause to stop in their tracks. They rack their brains to try to remember if it is something that has actually happened. And when they realize that it hasn’t, it can be very disconcerting.

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Developing Your Intuition

We all have gut feelings about things that happen in our lives, yet  not everyone takes notice of them, or more often than not people look at a situation after the event knowing that they could of acted differently. If they had took more notice of their feelings and thoughts. It is quite common that people will state afterwards that something was nagging away in their mind or stomach. We all get these feelings and thoughts, but its no help stating we saw it coming after the dust has settled. To be intuitive you need to act on those feelings before the event. Hopefully I will help you to do just that.

The word intuition comes from Latin verb intueri which translates as “to look inside” or “to contemplate.” Yes to contemplate and to think through something, the first law of intuition, is in learning to think through a problem properly, to use your common sense.

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Natural Magic

Natural Magic is when we use natural laws to bring about positive changes. Natural magic has nothing to do with black magic or anything evil; it is about doing good things for other people and can include various forms of healing and herbalism.

Natural magic can also include things such as astrology, physics and chemistry, as these are disciplines that use natural laws to bring about certain effects. For instance, physics is the study of the universe. People are becoming increasingly aware of the power of positive thinking and manifestation. Physicists have shown that particles change their behaviour based on whether or not people were looking at them, or not. If all of the universe is made up of vibrating particles that create energy, then we can use this knowledge to manifest the things that will make us happier. Astrology uses the position of the planets to forecast future events and chemists use the periodic table of elements, which are natural substances that can be used to create compounds that can be used for various things, from medicine to electricity. Now isn’t that magic? – creating something new and useful, from things we find in the natural world.

Crystal healing is a form of natural magic, as crystals have been found to have special powers. Each crystal is thought to possess certain properties that can help with various problems from insomnia to lack of confidence. Some crystals are used for protection. White witches often use crystals in their spells.

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The Beauty Of Meditation

It is believed, that the first known use of meditation took place at least 15,000 years ago with hunter-gatherers. Cave paintings have been found showing people lying on the ground in meditation. These people are believed to be shamans who would use meditation to achieve a trance like state; And while in this state, they would consult the spirits for help when they hunted animals for food. The earliest recorded writings about meditation occurred in India about 5,000 years ago. They appear in the Vedas, (Books of Knowledge,) which are sacred Indian scriptures.

During the 6th century BC, Hindu Prince Siddharta Gautama was happy and wealthy. Although he was happy, he learned that not everyone else was satisfied with life. One day he sat down under a tree, folded his legs and began to look deep into his mind. After seven days of meditation, he awoke with new found knowledge. He became known as Buddha. Buddha had learned how to quiet his inner thoughts and develop a strong form of concentration. Buddhism began to spread and the religion and practices of meditation eventually made its way to China and Tibet. Since this time, particularly since the 1960′s and 70′s, the practice of meditation has made its way to the west. Where this beautiful peaceful practice has gained great popularity and respect.

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