“Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices the money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future. He lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”—The Dalai Lama (when asked about what surprises him most about humanity)
Can you give a bit of an advice on how improve one’s psychic abilities ? like I have been trying to see grids and geometries in the sky but the it doesn’t get any better while on the same time my sister says that she can see it all the time . I am a fifteen year indigo and have been experiencing awakening from the past few months.
seding loving light.
~~~~ Do or do not there is no Try. We can’t force ourselves to have a spiritual experience, it defeats the point of experiencing it! Also when we compare ourselves to others we get lost in the envy of their experience instead of learning to embrace the uniqueness of our own!
You are so young, you have so much time to learn and explore your own consciousness. It’s awesome your awakening at such a young age and are willing to learn. Really explore your intuition and listen to your higher self. When we force ourselves to have an experience, we miss the magic of the journey in the present. Seeing energy is about learning to be more observant towards your surroundings and it most definitely doesn’t happen over night. It’s aout learning to be more consciously aware of everything around you. The more we force, the less it will come to us because it’s like learning to read. Do you just wake up one day and are able to read an entire novel? Usually not, it takes practice, conscious practice, understanding of yourself, your own energy body, how you see the world around you and so much more. It’s a journey and sometimes we have to learn to appreciate ourselves within the present even if we’re striving to be somewhere we’re not yet ready. I could even apply this to my own situation and how we need to move but i feel like at the same time, we need to heal and grow before we finally take that huge leap, I almost hate to admit that but it’s about accepting yourself.
Sometimes you have to take a step back in order to grow even further, I bet a year or even 6 months from now, you’ll be able to see Energy. It comes from the heart, not only the third eye but really opening ourselves to our heart center and being consciously aware. Try some simple techniques out to see if they help, How about cloud watching? Sit somewhere and just look up into the clouds and meditate with them, what do you see? Or you could do an aura exercise, this one almost always works, put your hand on a piece of paper and stare at it. the longer you stare you will notice your focus shift more inward and as your shift more inward you are becoming more aware of your inner eye and mind. If all goes well, you will see a slight aura around your hand usually white or black but it can also show itself in different colors too. The idea here is about being consciously in tune with yourself and the world around you. Really watch Nature, nature is loaded with all sorts of energy to observe and reflect within. It is soo healing to connect to nature, it really helps ground and root us but it also teaches us to step outside ourselves. To be open and receiving. When we’re open to receiving, this is when the magic happens. You start to realize you had it in you this entire time to open up your own abilities because they live within you.
I was surprised to learn that some companies are playing both sides of the issue, but it all comes down to a simple equation.
I’m not a huge fan of genetically modified organisms (GMO). I’m not convinced that they are safe for our food supply. I’m concerned that they can cross pollinate nearby fields, and am concerned that so many other countries have banned them (which can put our farmers’ exports at risk if their crops become contaminated with GMOs as happened to some Oregon farmers last year).
Those are just some of the reasons I support companies committed to phasing out genetically modified ingredients, and support the labeling of GMOs. I find it unsurprising that many large companies are fighting tooth-and-nail against such legislation, pouring large amounts of money into the fight against states that are attempting to require such labeling. What a lot of people don’t know is that a large percentage of foods in our supermarkets contain GMO foods. Much of the food fed to livestock is also genetically modified.
For any large company, dropping GMO ingredients is a significant choice, so I was surprised to hear that some companies are quietly phasing out GMO ingredients, even while they continue to pour money into fighting the GMO labeling movement. I was surprised to learn that even the original Cheerios is GMO-free now. So why are companies dumping GMO ingredients while they continue to fight against anti-GMO legislation?
It’s all about demand.
I thought this quote from Nathan Hendricks, an agricultural economist from Kansas State University, was interesting, “Ultimately, these big companies aren’t just friends with Monsanto or something. They want to make a profit, and they want to be able to do what’s going to make them money.”
Since GMO labeling would not be beneficial to these companies, they are willing to fight such legislation. But because consumers are starting to demand GMO-free foods, they are also working to meet that demand.
It’s a great example of the power of the consumer. In the end, it is us, the consumers, who can sway big companies. Companies may be fine with GMOs, but if the consumer wants GMO-free food, they will provide it.
Many of these companies aren’t making many public statements about these quiet changes they are making behind the scenes. It looks like they are still waiting to see which way the wind blows on this issue. My hope is that it continues to blow against GMOs in our food supply.
“It took many years of vomiting up all the filth I’d been taught about myself, and half-believed, before I was able to walk on this earth as though I had a right to be here.”— James Baldwin (via knowledgeequalsblackpower)
I know that we should focus on the good and light in this world, particularly when it comes to global conflict and human crises. But my heart still aches, and I've been unhappy for several months. There are countless people in unimaginable pain who I can't help, and I just feel totally useless - I don't know what to do. Do you have any words of advice or thoughts to share?
Hi sweetheart. <3
I understand, love. The world goes through waves of different kinds of energy - and we are all connected and experience at some level those fluctuations whether we are aware of it or not. We can take it all in and identify with it, or we can step back, witness it, and have the energy and discernment to know how and what we might be able to do to help, and where our personal ‘responsibility’ lies.
We can worry, focus on, and turn over in our minds the things that are wrong, or we can educate ourselves enough to know what’s going on, and impact the world in the ways we can by spreading light and helpful information so that others become aware. We will not have anything to give if we are drowning because we think we are responsible for fixing it all. When you feel that way, offer love and light and then move on with your immediate surroundings and the needs of those around you, including yourself. Meditate every day. Practice mindfulness and you will spread Light.
Please read this for more of my thoughts, my beautiful-hearted friend:
“Sometimes you cannot know the misery in one’s life, but you should always work to treat others with compassion and patience. You will add beauty to people’s lives in ways that you’ll never hear about or see”—Nancy Berns (via runtowardsyourfear)
“As it happened, she didn’t actually know what the IMF was, so I offered that the International Monetary Fund basically acted as the world’s debt enforcers — “You might say, the high-finance equivalent of the guys who come to break your legs.” I launched into historical background, explaining how, during the ’70s oil crisis, OPEC countries ended up pouring so much of their newfound riches into Western banks that the banks couldn’t figure out where to invest the money; how Citibank and Chase therefore began sending agents around the world trying to convince Third World dictators and politicians to take out loans (at the time, this was called “go-go banking”); how they started out at extremely low rates of interest that almost immediately skyrocketed to 20 percent or so due to tight U.S. money policies in the early ’80s; how, during the ’80s and ’90s, this led to the Third World debt crisis; how the IMF then stepped in to insist that, in order to obtain refinancing, poor countries would be obliged to abandon price supports on basic foodstuffs, or even policies of keeping strategic food reserves, and abandon free health care and free education, how all of this had led to the collapse of all the most basic supports for some of the poorest and most vulnerable people on earth. I spoke of poverty, of the looting of public resources, the collapse of societies, endemic violence, malnutrition, hopelessness, and broken lives.”—David Graeber
“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.”—Buddha (via elige)
“Please know that there are much better things in life than being lonely or liked or bitter or mean or self conscious. We are all full of shit. Go love someone just because, I know your heart may be badly bruised, or even the victim of numerous knifings but it will always heal even if you don’t want it to, it keeps going. There are the most fantastic, beautiful things and people out there, I promise. It’s up to you to find them.”—Chuck Palahniuk (via soulsscrawl)
As far as i’m aware the scoliosis wouldn’t effect the chakras necessarily but moreso the scoliosis is caused BY a blocked or underactive chakra. I don’t know much about Scoliosis but i do know it is connected to the Throat chakra as well as the heart chakra if it’s a case of thoracic scoliosis.
Ancient Secret in Holistic medicine. All illnesses are caused by blocked passages within the energy, each chakra is llike a wheel, spinning, a vortex and when it isn’t functioning correctly it will stop the flow of the energy, slowing the spin or blocking it completely. When the energy doesn’t flow correctly the vortex then shuts down and manifests into an external disease or illness of the body.
You should look into energy healing, such as quantum healing, holistic medicine or reiki practioners. they would be able to provide for you healing treatments and attunements to detox your auric field from the blocked energy that you are experiencing. OR you could do your own self-healing, through your own chakra work which is always essential anyway when pursuing energy healing.
While the statistics may seem grim, the point is that as patients we need to be a bit proactive – and doing so can make a difference. Listen to your body and press on if you feel like your physician isn’t getting something. Be clear about your symptoms and make sure your doctor knows your medical history. Ask your doctor for a differential diagnosis (a list of other diagnoses that are possible) and know that it’s fine to second guess. Feel comfortable asking for tests and if you don’t hear back with the results, follow up. And don’t be afraid to ask for a second opinion. As Charles Cutler, MD, an internist and chair of the American College of Physicians’ Board of Governors tells WebMD, “I’m not perfect, and to go to another doctor and get another opinion doesn’t threaten me in any way.” Nature, science, and biology are unpredictable, he says. “Good doctors are not threatened by a second opinion. In fact, they’re strengthened by it.”
The 1970 manual “How to Pick Up Girls!” opens by asking the reader to imagine what at first seems like a romantic scene. “You’re walking down the street. Minding your own business. … And suddenly you spot a girl,” it reads. “Not just an ordinary girl. Not just a fantastic girl. But the girl.” It’s a bit of a generic setup, but, OK, I’m following. “You’ve just got to see more of her long lean legs,” writes author Eric Weber. “Her fine rounded breasts. Her high, firm behind. For an instant you even consider rape.”
Whoa. As Redditor putontheglasses, who featured this passage in a post this week that subsequently went viral, said, “Well, that escalated quickly.” Later editions of the book, which was a runaway success in 1970, by the way, replaced that disturbing line with the marginally less terrifying, “For an instant you even consider grabbing her right there in the street.” So, like, rape but not “rape.”
Four decades have passed since that original line was written, and in that time there has been a lot of desperately needed awareness-raising about sexual assault. So, it isn’t particularly remarkable that a dated book espouses such disturbing attitudes. Here’s what is fascinating about that rape-normalizing passage: The book is the progenitor of what we know today as the pickup artist community. It not only helped mainstream the term “pick up,” but it’s also referred to as a biblical text among some of today’s leading “pickup artists” or PUAs.
So in the interest of understanding the foundational philosophy of pickup artistry, I decided to read this retro tome. It’s amazing what truths are revealed by looking at a movement in its earliest incarnation.
Male entitlement to women’s bodies is a running theme throughout the book. “As a man, it’s your right, your privilege to approach a woman any time you want,” it reads. At one point it suggests, “Next time you move in on a girl, think to yourself, I’m doing her a favor.” You see, this entitlement is justified by the notion that women are perpetually asking for it: “Why do you think they wear skintight jeans and low cut, slinky blouses? Why do you think so many of them have completely stopped wearing bras and panties? Just to look pretty? Don’t be crazy. They’re showing you their breasts and behinds to stimulate you. To make you want to go to bed with them. Because every girl knows if her body is packaged well, you’ll try to pick her up.”
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All this stalker-ly, rape-y behavior is accompanied by a total incredulity at women’s defensiveness. Weber writes of a friend who got angry at a female stranger who didn’t respond to his catcall on the street. He writes, “It got him so angry in fact that he ran after the girl who’d just snubbed him and began to berate her. ‘You know, all I did was say, hello … But you walk by as if l’m trying to rape you or mug you. What the hell’s the matter with you? Why are you being so damn suspicious? Don’t you have enough confidence and decency to return a fellow human being’s greeting?’” This harassment is presented as a successful pickup technique, because in the end, his friend gets the girl!
This, my friends, is the very underpinning of what is called “rape culture,” a term I initially bristled at as an imprecise buzzword but increasingly embrace because it is just so unfortunately real. Just sit for a moment with this book’s beliefs: The idea that men are entitled to women and should stubbornly persist even in the face of rejection. The idea that women’s fear of assault is something to disregard or outright belittle. The idea that as a man it’s common to find yourself “walking down the street … minding your own business” when a women assaults you with her beauty. The injustice! You weren’t asking for trouble, it’s just this hot chick walked by and you just had to grab “her right there in the street.” If she didn’t want the attention, she should have covered up!
Men are so deserving of women that any pickup means are warranted, even lying. “Tell a girl she has the cutest ears you’ve ever seen and she’ll love you for it. Even if in your heart of hearts you know you’re only slinging the bull,” writes Weber. At one point in the book, he advises, ”The woman you’re approaching must be made to feel you’re head over heels in love with her … Half the time you want to pick up a girl it’s because she’s got a set of breasts that make you dizzy. Or the face of a movie star. Or the hips of a belly dancer. Not because she has some magnetic inner quality. … But you can’t let them know that.” Then consider this tip: “March in a peace demonstration, even if you’re secretly for war. I’ve heard countless stories of guys who’ve picked up fantastic broads at peace demonstrations.”
In comparison to these boorish observations, modern pickup artistry might seem almost enlightened. At least today’s PUAs know to avoid normalizing rape — I mean, when they aren’t driving their self-described “rape vans” or raising funds for “seduction manuals” that advocate ignoring women’s “no’s.” Ehem. But seriously, they know better than to write a line like, “For an instant you even consider rape.” That doesn’t mean that the entitlement, aggression, dishonesty and disrespect has disappeared. It’s fundamentally ingrained, as this book shows. Now, it’s just subtler — or, well, “subtle” in the land of fuzzy-hat-wearing PUAs.
“The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny - it is the light that guides your way.”—Heraclitus (via shaktilover)
And you know what? If we don’t like it, you will survive, even though it may not seem like it. You will survive, and you will move on. And if you keep on showing who you really are, you will be less afraid because you will know that you will survive. But you know what else will happen? You will find people who DO like it!
“There is one advantage to realising that you’re never going to get it right: you begin to stop expecting everyone else to get it right too, which makes for less frustration when other people turn out to be just as human as you are.”—Jeff Wilson, Buddhism of the Heart: Reflections on Shin Buddhism and Inner Togetherness (via stardust-seedling)
“There is something you can do today that will move your life in a positive direction. Though you may not fully reach your goal today, you absolutely can reach toward it.”—Ralph Marston (via runtowardsyourfear)