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Saturday, January 11, 2014

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Very cool news: The Obama administration will recognize the 1300+ same-sex marriages that Utah won't.

Obama administration to recognize Utah same-sex marriages
The Obama administration will recognize the marriages of more than 1,000 same-sex couples married in Utah before the U.S. Supreme Court issued an order Monday effectively halting the practice in that state, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Friday. The move will allow the couples to access fede...

Rita Smith: Cold weather can lead to rise in domestic violence
Rita Smith, executive director of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, said the weather is a factor as people are home more and there's an increased feeling of 'cabin fever'. 'When there is an abusive person in the family, and they are forced to be together for longer ...

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For those of you who like a little astronomy when you gaze up into the Universe, I came across this!  From All Science, All the Time So, it's 2014, and astronomy is looking really good this year! In fact, we've gone ahead and put together some of the most notable events right here for you, courtesy of Universe Today. Be sure to mark your calendars and keep your eyes on the sky! One of the most exciting events may be a possible meteor shower, courtesy of the remains of would-be comet of the century ISON.

CANDLE RITUALS: Share a way you use Candles in rites here and/or at our Full Moon Circle workshop & ceremony on Wednesday, January 18, 7pm at Circle Sanctuary Nature Preserve:

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I was recently part of a panel discussion with Deepak Chopra and Dr. David Agus, interviewed by Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, who is the Chancellor of the University of California, San Francisco. It was a really wonderful discussion, and I am happy to be able to share the video with all of you.
Deepak Chopra and Friends Q&A with Dr. Susan Desmond-Hellmann
Susan Desmond-Hellmann, MD, MPH, is the Chancellor of the University of California, San Francisco interviews Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. David Agus, Dr. Wayne Dye...

A herd of pregnant male seahorses.
The female seahorse lays the eggs and transfers them into the male seahorses pouch where they are then incubated. Every male seahorse has an incubation pouch in its body. The eggs are fertilized by the male, who also goes through the labor process and it takes 2-3 weeks for the babies to be born.

Thanks to Green Renaissance for this one.

Great photos of two adorable snow leopard cubs caught on camera in eastern Russia:
Snow Leopard Cubs Indicate Hope for Eastern Russia Population | WWF
Camera trap images of two snow leopard cubs tussling and tumbling in eastern Russia indicate a potential resurgence of a once-decimated population.

“Wilderness areas are places for wildlife to remain as wild as is possible in today’s modern world. If Idaho’s wildlife officials won’t let wolves and elk interact naturally in the Frank Church Wilderness, then clearly they will allow it nowhere.”
Wolf Weekly Wrap-Up - Defenders of Wildlife Blog
Defenders asks court to halt trapper paid to kill two wolf packs on federal lands; Idaho Governor announces a new Wolf Control Board to implement lethal wolf control programs.
Washing that gray right out of your hair? Adding some highlights? Be wary of commercial hair dyes: they often contain chemicals that are harmful to you and the environment. Here are some you can buy or make yourself.
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You don't have to stop coloring your hair to keep yourself and the environment safe. Here's a look at some boxed dyes and salon brands that 
POOCHIE is almost 3 years old and came to the
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Raising a horn to Nordic drinking heritage
A new book describes the history of drinking horns and their important place within Scandinavian culture

Brutal reading but very important.
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Pain and struggle are the best teachers who make the smartest students. Enjoy each learning experience and make sure you actually learn from them so you never have to repeat the lesson! Share this with family and friends to remind them of the same!
  • *Not all mental illness is caused by psychic or otherworldly phenomenon.

    Some readers have been offended believing that this page advocates 'self-treatment' or stopping of a patient's medications.

    This post is not advocating or endorsing anyone under treatment discontinuing that treatment for any reason. This article merely indicates that not all cultures view mental illness the same as many in the West and that sometimes, in SOME cases, the root cause of the perceived 'illness' is the manifestation of a latent psychic or spiritual gift. -BW

    Spiritual and Magical Philosophies – The View of Mental Illness in Shamanistic Cultures

    “In the shamanic view, mental illness signals ‘the birth of a healer,’ explains Dr. Malidoma Patrice Somé (west African Shaman).

    Thus, mental disorders are spiritual emergencies, spiritual crises, and need to be regarded as such to aid the healer in being born.”

    What those in the West view as mental illness, the Dagara people (Africa) regard as ‘good news from the other world.’

    The person going through the crisis has been chosen as a medium for a message to the community that needs to be communicated from the spirit realm.

    “Mental disorders, behavioral disorders of all kinds, signal the fact that two obviously incompatible energies have merged into the same field,” says Dr. Somé.

    “These disturbances result when the person does not get assistance in dealing with the presence of the energy from the spirit realm.”

    What struck Dr. Somé was that the attention given to such symptoms was based on pathology, on the idea that the condition is something that needs to stop.

    This was in complete opposition to the way his culture views such a situation.

    As he looked around the stark ward at the patients, some in straitjackets, some zoned out on medications, others screaming, he observed to himself, “So this is how the healers who are attempting to be born are treated in this culture. What a loss!

    What a loss that a person who is finally being aligned with a power from the other world is just being wasted.”

    Another way to say this, which may make more sense to the Western mind, is that we in the West are not trained in how to deal or even taught to acknowledge the existence of psychic phenomena, the spiritual world.

    In fact, psychic abilities are denigrated. When energies from the spiritual world emerge in a Western psyche, that individual is completely unequipped to integrate them or even recognize what is happening.

    The result can be terrifying.

    Without the proper context for and assistance in dealing with the breakthrough from another level of reality, for all practical purposes, the person is insane.

    Heavy dosing with anti-psychotic drugs compounds the problem and prevents the integration that could lead to soul development and growth in the individual who has received these energies.

    In the Dagara tradition, the community helps the person reconcile the energies of both worlds–‘the world of the spirit that he or she is merged with, and the village and community.’

    That person is able then to serve as a bridge between the worlds and help the living with information and healing they need. Thus, the spiritual crisis ends with the birth of another healer.

    “The other world’s relationship with our world is one of sponsorship,” Dr. Somé explains. “More often than not, the knowledge and skills that arise from this kind of merger are the knowledge and skills that are provided directly from the other world.”

    Sources: The Natural Medicine Guide to Schizophrenia, Stephanie Marohn, Hampton Roads Publishing, (2003)

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Despite not having the most sexually active teens, the US has the highest teen pregnancy rate of wealthy countries. it's time for an honest conversation about how to address it. (HINT: Abstinence-only programs aren't the answer...)

Sex Is Not Our Problem
Dealing with the decline of the traditional family and high single-parent birthrates means addressing broader issues.

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Science Confirms Turmeric As Effective As 14 Drugs
Turmeric is one the most thoroughly researched plants in existence today. Its medicinal properties and components (primarily curcumin) have been the subject of over 5600 peer-reviewed and published biomedical studies. In fact, our five-year long research project on this sacred plant has revealed ove...
Today is Day 1 of Start the New You Now, and I hope you will take some time for yourself these next 7 days and use this tool to help empower you to create the life of your dreams.

Louise Hay is featured on every day of this free online event, and today is extra special because her film, You Can Heal Your Life, is also featured and streaming for free!

There is also a video today, and every day for the next 7 days, with Tara Stiles who gracefully leads you through a yoga meditation flow. Such a wonderful way to start your day!

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Trippy new NASA image: 'Hand of God'
A new image from a NASA project run from UC Berkeley might offer insights into a cosmic structure nicknamed "the Hand of God.

This is such a fun and easy one that anyone can do to help the energy flow in their home. Emeralds do not have to be large and can be found at crystal healing shops, metaphysical stores and even some natural health food stores carry them. Have any questions about healing, affirmation or prayer work, feel free to contact us

Now that Wall Street recognizes that Pacific Gateway coal port in Cherry Point, WA is risky and dangerous to our climate and communities, we can put a stop to it completely! TAKE ACTION NOW:

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Maybe you saw these two characters on Fox 13's Good Day Utahyesterday before noon? Meet DAISY (left), five-years old, and BARNEY (right), eight-years old. They were brought in by their older owners because they didn't have time to care for the pair any longer. These adorable Basset Hounds truly adore each other. We are determined to get them adopted to a new home together, and we have reduced their adoption fees--for only $75.00 you can adopt the pair! They have both lived with children, cats and other small dogs in their previous home. They love walks and the dog park. Help us keep them together, please LIKE & SHARE to spread the word.
January 11: Stand in Orange
Today, January 11 - the 11th anniversary of the arrival of detainees at Guantanamo prison - we stand in orange and stand for justice. Watch the livestream now!

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LOTS of people post comments for me that say "Please visit (insert name of city)." LOTS of times, I already have events scheduled in (or near) that city! Or I have been to that city (or nearby) in the recent past.

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Gross, I would never ever do this to my family or friends in my coven.

Lawn again Christians: South African preacher makes congregation eat GRASS to ‘be closer to God’
Under the instruction of Pastor Lesego Daniel of Rabboni Centre Ministries dozens of followers ate the grass at his ministry in Garankuwa, north of Pretoria.

::How To Summon The Protection Of Your Guardian Angels:: So here is a very basic technique that will allow you to feel the protection of your Guardian Angels: 1. The first thing to do is to acknowledge them. You can do this by saying the following out loud or silently in your mind: “I call on my angels with a true, heartfelt intent to feel their presence and protection!” 2. Then close your eyes, and quite your mind for a few moments to center yourself. 3. As you are sitting or standing there, pay attention to your body. 4. Notice any sensations that may start to come over you. 5. Some people feel: – Tingling (angel energy) – Itching (angel feathers rubbing against you) – Coolness (angel wings wrapping around you), – Warmth (your angel hugging you) – Heat (several angels standing around you) – Chills (angel’s healing you) – Or a variety of sensations 6. After about 5 or 10 minutes, slowly open your eyes! Why You Should Use This Technique Often Even if you don’t feel anything, it only means you are not sensitive to angel energy, but it does not mean they are not around you! This technique very powerful, and it works!! If you aren’t able to feel them around you, keep practicing this technique, and with time, your body will become more sensitive to angel energy!
Lakota - The Star People ( 2013 ) * A Message For All Of Humanity *
~ May the Creator bless you all with health and happiness ! ~ Some Natives might think that this doesn't sound old traditional Native to their ears. But the...

Ravens have a long history of myth and lore associated with them. In some native tribes they are known as the "keeper of secrets." They hold the teachings of mysticism and magic. Ravens are linked to the void, where universal secrets are stored. Their inky black color is the color associated with darkness. The darkness is a place where unconscious fears live. Raven, a master magician, embodies the energy of transformation and shows us how to eliminate our inner demons. Ravens are the largest songbirds in North America. They are extremely intelligent and are clever mimics. They incorporate and mimic calls of other species and can teach us how to understand the language of animals. They have also been known to learn some human words. The raven knows the mystery of life. They have an intimate association with death and rebirth. Because raven would feed on the corpses of the dead hanging on the gallons, early European settlers feared this bird and considered it to be an ill omen. In truth, however, raven should be respected not feared. There are many stories in native cultures about this illusive black bird. Shamans know the power of an unexpected piercing sound in altering consciousness. Ravens exercise this power, emitting a variety of sounds and can aid us in shifting our consciousness into various dimensional realms. This is one reason why the raven is known as a shape shifter with magical powers. Anyone with raven as a totem can expect continual changes and spiritual awakenings throughout their life. Raven picks its students according to their accumulated wisdom. It flies into a persons life carrying the energy of magic and healing. If it decides to settle in and take up residence, it will stay as long as necessary to aid you in transmuting your karma then return you to the light. It will push, prod, and lead you into the discovery of your multidimensional self and reunite you with the secrets of the multidimensional universe. Those with this totem should remember to meet raven, not with fear, but rather with an appreciation for the teachings that it holds. MEANINGS OF THIS ANIMAL TOTEM: Magic, Healing, Creation If a raven totem has come into our life, magic is at play. Raven activates the energy of magic and links it to our will and intention. With this totem, we can make great changes in our life; the ability to take the unformed thought and make it reality. The raven shows us how to go into the dark of our inner self and bring out the light of our true self; resolving inner conflicts which have long been buried. This is the deepest power of healing we can possess.

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Angel of Protection Book of Shadows Pages 8 x 11 (4 pages) There are times when you really need to go to your altar and do serious work for
Marie Laveau Spirit Board
Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans...need we say more. Marie Laveau is said to have been the most powerful woman ever to grace

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A military dad finds out his son is gay and responds in the most honorable way possible. Like a dad.

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How do you honor your deities?
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Many modern Pagans incorporate the deities of their traditions into magical practice and ritual. Some honor a non-specific "The Goddess" or "The God," and others take a more hard-polytheistic view, and honor specific and separate deities, each having its own aspects and traits. Whichever system works best for you, today we're going to talk about how to incorporate working with deity into your magical practice, as well as some of the different gods and goddesses found in modern Paganism.
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How to Work With Deities
There are literally thousands of different deities out there in the Universe, and which ones you choose to honor will often depend significantly upon what pantheon your spiritual path follows. However, many modern Pagans and Wiccans describe themselves as eclectic, which means they may honor a god of one tradition beside a goddess of another. In some cases, we may choose to ask a deity for assistance in a magical working or in problem solving. Regardless, at some point, you're going to have to sit and sort them all out. If you don't have a specific, written tradition, then how do you know which gods to call upon? Read Full Article
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Making Offerings

Consider a gift of offerings.
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In many Pagan and Wiccan traditions, it's not uncommon to make some sort of offering or sacrifice to the gods. Bear in mind that despite the reciprocal nature of our relationship with the divine, it's not a matter of "I'm offering you this stuff so you'll grant my wish." It's more along the lines of "I honor you and respect you, so I'm giving you this stuff to show you how much I appreciate your intervention on my behalf." So the question arises, then, of what to offer them? Different types of deities seem to respond best to different kinds of offerings.Read Full Article
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Appropriate Worship and Why it Matters
One issue that comes up often for people learning about Pagan and Wiccan spirituality is the concept of appropriate worship. There tends to be some question about what, exactly, is the right offering to make to the gods or goddesses of one's tradition -- and how we should honor them when making those offerings. Read Full Article
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The Power of Pagan Prayer

Do you pray to your gods?
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Our ancestors prayed to their gods, long ago. Their pleas and offerings are documented in the hieroglyphs that adorn the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs, in the carvings and inscriptions left for us to read by the philosophers and teachers of ancient Greece and Rome. Later on, as Christianity moved in and replaced many of the old Pagan cultures, Irish monks wrote down stories, illuminating their manuscripts with vivid and colorful artwork. Information about man's need to connect with the Divine comes to us from China, India, and all over the globe.Read Full Article
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Some ideas for you...
1. Finding sources/donors 
�	Some Ideas & Tips on finding Sources on Sanguinarius's Page. 
�	Sites on hemachromatosis (basically healthy people who would benefit by being 
o	Throwing out good blood, a U.S. News and World Report article 
o	IronMan - The Lighter Side of Living with Hemochromatosis! (see especially the 
link labelled Fun With Phlebotomy!) 
o	Iron Overload Diseases Association 
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constitute a small yet significant portion of the population.) 
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�	List of vampire-related classified ad sites, on my Vampiric People's Resource 
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Hello charlene norton,
Welcome to a sample of lesson three of the Dr. of Spiritual Awareness program. If you order this course, each week you will receive a discourse that talks about the study of developing your spiritual awareness. You will be receiving an email for this course approximately once a week.

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Lesson 3 -- Reverence, heart and intuition
Webster defines reverence as honor or respect felt or shown, to revere. Webster then goes on to describe revere as to show devoted deferential honor to : regard as worthy of great honor.
Looking at this from a spiritual aspect, I feel that we can take this much further than Webster.
The first step is to recognize that whatever we see is only the shell or outer aspect of the thing, and that we must look for the essence of it. I can look at a person and see a physical form. It may be fat or skinny, short or tall, muscular or weak, ugly or beautiful, vibrantly healthy or sickly. But that is only the shell and not the real thing, or at least only a part of the real thing. Were I to look only at that shell, and think of that shell as being all that there was to it, there would be no real reason for reverence. By looking beyond the shell or outer aspect and looking for the essence of the thing, we can see that there is much more than is immediately apparent.
In the above example, I used people to look at, but if we reserve reverence for people alone we are being very short sighted indeed. Actually, reverence is honoring all life, whether it be human, animal or plant. And even there we should not stop. Find a woodland pond. Sit beside it and allow yourself to really feel that place. You will discover that it has an ambience, and an energy. That too should be revered. The same could be said for a mountain side, a beach or even a busy city. And while it is true that these places may not be alive, still there is an energy, the energy of their creation that abides there. And that energy deserves reverence.
The entire universe and everything in it should be approached with reverence. Remember, you are a part of the universe. Reverence is a way of interacting with the universe. Let me give you an example. You can pick up a stone, casually inspect it and toss it aside, a common act. But pick up that same stone with a sense of reverence and it becomes something else entirely. For instance, I picked up a crystal from my desk and just held it. I could feel the energy of that stone. I set it down and picked up a different one in the same manner. The feel of the energy innate to that stone was different from the first even though they had a very similar appearance. Had I simply accepted these stones according to their attractive appearance, I would never had known of that other, larger aspect of them. So you need to look beyond the outer shell, seek the inner, larger aspect of whatever is around you.
Reverence and respect are two different things, although they are related. You can feel reverence for a complete fool, but not respect them. I find it hard to respect a mosquito that would suck my blood. And even though I may understand why she is doing it, I did not give her my permission. So she is being a thief, and I do not respect a thief.
In a sense, reverence is being one with the universe, being one with all things. In one way, reverence must include our psychic senses in order to be complete. You may look at another person and see their physical form, but with your psychic senses you can also see their energy. You can touch their hand or their face and feel the texture of their skin. Is it hard or soft, smooth or rough, cool or does it feel feverous? But with the psychic sense, you can also feel their energy. Just standing near another person you can feel much about them. What is their mood? Are they feeling any pain? Are they energetic or despondent? This is actually an empathic sense. And all of these senses will help you to connect to the inner being of the other person.
How will living a life with a sense of reverence change the way that you react or relate to others? First of all, lets take the example of a man who is not reverent. Assume that he becomes very angry at another man, he may very well attempt to destroy that other man. But a man who lives a reverent life can become just as angry and would not dream of attempting to destroy the other. Why? Because even though he may very well be angry, he still honors the other and their right to be. I have heard this expressed as “Put yourself in the other’s place.” We may not like another person, and not respect them, still we must honor their right to be. Remember that in reality they too are a soul that is growing and learning. A life of reverence is compassionate, a life without reverence is brutal. Regardless of your religion a good example of the former would be Jesus and a good example of the latter would be Adolf Hitler.
As the words of the song say, “You gotta have heart, miles and miles and miles of heart.”
Again, lets check the dictionary. Lets see, it says: the emotional or moral as distinguished from the intellectual nature as generous disposition . A capacity for sympathy or generosity; compassion.
All right, now that we have Mr. Webster et. al. out of the way, let me say that heart is closely related to reverence. This subject may be a little more difficult to talk about because many of the concepts involved are abstract. But we shall endeavor to make them as concrete as possible.
We have all heard sayings like, “He is all heart,” or, “He has no heart,” or, “He has a heart of gold,” or, “A stone cold heart,” or “A heart of stone,” or, “It has touched my heart.” All of these sayings have one thing in common. They all refer to how someone deals with the world on a feeling level. And in this case, the intellect goes straight out of the window. That is, if a person is working through heart. In the case of no heart or heart of stone, it is exactly the opposite, the person is operating totally through their intellect and either has no feelings, or ignores and suppresses them completely. Of course, most people operate somewhere between these two extremes.
So heart is really feelings, compassion, caring about others and their welfare.
Lets take some examples. I will describe a situation, then I will show how a person who operates totally through intellect will handle them and how a person who operates totally through heart would handle the same situation.
Mr. X owns a small business. He has a secretary and a receptionist as well as other employees. The receptionist operates the switchboard and greets visitors and does typing as well in her spare time. One morning he brings a stack of hand written paperwork to her and tells her that it has to be typed and go out that day. That day, the switchboard is particularly busy and there are far more visitors than normal. The woman works through her lunch period trying to get the typing done, but because of the extra load of her primary duties she is unable to finish the job in time. When Mr X finds out that she did not finish the typing and get the paperwork out on time, he gets mad and fires her.
Mr. Y owns a small business. He has a secretary and a receptionist as well as other employees. The receptionist operates the switchboard and greets visitors and does typing as well in her spare time. One morning he brings a stack of hand written paperwork to her and tells her that it has to be typed and go out that day. That day, the switchboard is particularly busy and there are far more visitors than normal. The woman works through her lunch period trying to get the typing done, but because of the extra load of her primary duties she is unable to finish the job in time. When Mr Y finds out that she did not finish the typing and get the paperwork out on time, he says that he is sorry, that he should have checked her progress and made sure that she was going to be able to finish the job on time.
Which man was working through heart and which one through intellect?
The economy is in a downswing. Unemployment is high. A man stands on a street corner. His features are gaunt, his clothing is worn and ill fitting, baggy. A prosperous looking man approaches and the man on the corner asks, “Mister, can you spare a little change?” The other man glances at him and snaps, “Get a job,” and continues on his way. The next person that comes along is a young man who is also out of work, but has only been that way for a short time and still has unemployment compensation coming in. “Mister, can you spare a little change?” The young man stops and looks, then digs a dollar bill out of his pocket. “I am out of work too. This is my last dollar, but I get my unemployment tomorrow. You look like you need this more than I do.” He gives the beggar the dollar and continues on his way. The beggar now has a dollar, certainly not enough for a meal. Then another prosperous looking man comes by. “Mister, can you spare a little change?” The man stops and looks at him. “How long has it been since you have had a decent meal?” he asks. “Gee, Mister, I don’t know, it has been a long time,” is the reply. The man leads him to a nearby restaurant, sits him down and buys him a good meal. While the beggar is eating, he asks, “How long have you been out of work?” The beggar replies around a mouthful of food, “It has been a little over a year now, there just don’t seem to be any jobs available and I have looked everywhere.” The other man digs a small notepad and a pen out of his pocket and scribbles a note. Then he tears the paper out, folds it over and writes an address on it. Giving it to the beggar, he says, “Come to this address in the morning and give this note to the receptionist.” The next morning he shows up bright and early, hands the note to the receptionist and she reads, “Give this man a job starting today. And give him a 25% advance on his first pay check today.” It was signed by the president of the company.
Lets talk about the beggars three encounters. Let us take the first encounter. How do you think that he was operating? Certainly, his actions read no heart.
How about the second encounter? How was that young man operating?
Although he could not do much, he did everything that he could. I would say all heart.
How about the third encounter. What do you think of him?
Certainly this man acted with compassion. Now he could likely have afforded to give the beggar a couple hundred dollars and gone on his way. Instead, he fed the man and made certain that he had something to tide him over, and most importantly, gave him the opportunity to rebuild his own self respect. So the third man encountered was operating somewhere between the extremes, but on the side of heart and compassion.
A person with no heart can actually perceive things which a normal person would consider to be evil as being good. And thereby they can end up doing a lot of harm. This statement would lead you to believe that a person who was all heart could do nothing but good, after all the two are opposites. But this is not the case. A person who is all heart, in their attempt to do good, can end up doing harm as well. Let me explain that. Lets take the case of the beggar down on his luck. Now this is a man who has always worked for a living and been fairly happy to do so. He has been a productive member of society. But he has been out of work for a long time and has actually become homeless. He may even have reached such a state that he is no longer capable of performing any work. So along comes a person who is all heart. They take pity on him and feed him. In the process, they learn that he is homeless, so they give him a place to stay and continue to feed him and furnish his needs. The beggar starts regaining his strength and starts putting weight back on. And decides that he has got it made. After all, all that he has to do is watch television, eat and sleep. He becomes a leach. And the person who is all heart continues to take care of him. So in an attempt to do good, the person of all heart has actually done harm.
What I am getting at here is that a balance is needed, which will be the subject of another dissertation.
First of all, Mr Webster says:
1 : quick and ready insight
2 a : immediate apprehension or cognition b : knowledge or conviction gained by intuition c : the power or faculty of attaining to direct knowledge or cognition without evident rational thought and inference.
Other definitions say:
[n. 1 immediate apprehension by the mind without reasoning. 2 immediate apprehension by a sense. 3 immediate insight. (Intuitionalism. Philos. The belief that primary truths and principles esp. of ethics and metaphysics are known directly by intuition.]
OK, now that we have the experts out of the way, lets see what we can come up with on our own.
I was once associated with a group that defined an intuitive as a person that depended on thoughts, that is, thoughts from outside of themselves. That is another way of looking at it. I think that we can safely say that intuition is the process of suddenly having answers, insights or ideas without going through the lengthy process of logical cognition. The knowledge that we gain in this manner may seem irrational and we may be inclined to not trust it because of that seeming irrationality. But, and this is important, intuitive knowledge is usually correct.
Now why did I say “usually?” We are all psychic to some degree or other. I really don’t think that there are any exceptions to this, certainly not among anyone who would be reading this. And there are disincarnate entities all over the place. Many of them are not really enlightened, some are really very confused. Now if we are thinking about something, it can happen that one of those confused entities can send a thought to us, giving us their ideas. And these ideas may be very wrong. So in this case, the trick is to be aware of where thoughts are coming from, and learn to recognize thoughts that are not our own. And to reject the thoughts of lower life forms.
But let me give an example of how intuition can work for you, and how it has worked for you in the past. We have all had “hunches” about something and had them later prove to be true and accurate. So hunches are just an example of our psychic senses using intuition. Wow, kinda convoluted thought there.
Intuition can use logic. Now does that contradict what was said up above? Not really. We may be thinking about a problem or something else, and going through a long logical analysis of it. And long before we come to a logical conclusion, we reach an intuitive answer to the problem. We may continue the logic and come up with the same conclusion. What has happened is that the logic has set us on the path that has allowed our intuitive nature to kick in and furnish an answer.
Intuition can also operate without any “conscious” logic being involved at all. You may just look at something or someone and suddenly have an intuitive insight about it or them. Or you may be casually talking to someone and have that intuitive insight kick in. It happens all of the time and most people tend to disregard it. But if you look back on it, those insights are usually right.
So where does this intuitive information really come from? I bet you thought that I was not going to tell you. Brace yourself now, that intuitive information actually comes from ourselves. Let me explain that. The “you” that you are consciously aware of is only a small part of you. There is the physical part of you, your human body. You are certainly aware of that. Then there is the conscious part of you, your thoughts and feelings, again a part that you are aware of. Add in the subconscious mind, that storehouse of information and the programs that we have built that control our actions and behavior. This is all part of the human “you.” But there is more to you than that. The higher parts of ourselves actually reside in the spiritual realm. These higher parts are still you, you are just not normally consciously aware of them. And it is from these higher parts of yourself, your soul if you will, that intuitive insights come from. And since these higher parts of yourself are in communication with other souls and spirits, we can say that the intuitive information really comes from the universe. Also be aware that these higher parts of yourself have access to everything that you have ever learned, including what you learned in past lives.
Often intuition may be incomplete, simply because we cut it off before the full concepts are realized. And in this case the information may seem somewhat inaccurate. And that is really not the case, we just didn’t get the full picture.
Intuition can operate in many ways, you may just get feelings or “see” symbols. Or it may be more complex and you can get thoughts, ideas or detailed visual images. Or you may even get abstract concepts that you really can’t put into words. The information may be quite clear or may be rather hazy. A lot of it depends on you and how well you are communicating with your higher self, even if that communication is not conscious.
However it operates for you, you need to pay attention to it. When you get an intuitive insight, forget what logic tells you, how does it feel? Often logic may say one thing when intuition says something else. This is often caused by logic not having the full facts and details to operate on. And if you are missing a key piece of information, then logic can come up with a solution that is very wrong. Because of the real source of intuitive information, it tends to be correct. Only when we don’t get the full picture will we be likely to be wrong.
How can we improve our intuition? In one word, practice. Pay attention to your intuitive insights. One person suggests using a journal to keep track of your intuitive insights and then check back later to see if you were right. Meditation can help. By making yourself quiet and trying to “tune in” to your higher self, you will be strengthening your communications line with your very soul. And this will help with your intuitive process.
When you receive an intuitive flash, don’t just reject it. You don’t have to follow through on it if you do not feel comfortable with it, but at least make note of it and check on its accuracy later. By paying attention to those intuitive insights you will be encouraging them.
There is another aspect to intuition that we need to address. That is the feeling aspect. We also use our feelings to gain intuitive insights. I know, I said that intuition comes from the soul, but look at it this way. The soul is a part of us. So if we are in a situation where we are close enough to someone to pick up psychometric information from them, then our soul has full access to that information, just as we consciously may have. So our empathic senses can be an input that feeds our intuition.
One more note on feeling and then I will end this subject. Whenever we receive what we may think is an intuitive insight about anyone or anything, ask yourself how does it feel? Does it feel right or does it feel that something is wrong with it. Notice that I did not say to check it out logically, don’t think about it. Just see how it feels to you. And learn to trust your feelings.
Actually all of our senses, physical and psychic play a role in intuition. This may seem to be a strange thing to say, for instance, how could taste perform a role in intuition? Well, I can give an example. More than once I have seen my father take one taste of a food and say, “Don’t eat that.” His intuition had told him that it was not safe even though it had tasted fine to me. But he was accurate with that. He was in the Naval Reserves and once on a cruise he tasted a food and informed everyone at the table not to eat it. He was ignored. Well, to make a long story short, he was one of only a handful on that ship that did not come down with severe diarrhea. I have known of people “smelling” something burning, and immediately upon unplugging their electric coffee maker, the smell went away. There have been times when I have looked at someone and instantly known that they could not be trusted, or that they were not what they were pretending to be, and later had my intuition proven correct. I am sure that you can all think of similar experiences.
I would like to end the topic of intuition with this quote that I was given. “Intuition is the voice of the nonphysical world received by the physical senses.”
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