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How-To: Sensing Energy

A lot of the newbies I’ve talked to are so hung up on seeing energy. They have  had results, just not results they could see with their eyes. I’d say that 95% of the time , I perceive energy either by feeling it or by using my “6th sense”. Some individuals with the natural talent of seeing auras may be able to pick up visuals easier than others.

The first step to perceiving energy, is to learn to feel it. After you start feeling it, you develop your 6th sense naturally and, in time, that’s all you’ll use.  You just gotta open yourself up and be open to it. Try visualizing energy beaming into parts of your body and see if you can feel something there. This stuff gets easier, you just have to trust yourself and practice.

Here are some ways we use to describe how these energies feel to us that might help you increase your awareness of them. They may be sensed with the hand or all over the body

  • Buzzing or tingling, like when your leg is asleep.
  • Prickly, like static electricity.
  • A feeling of heat without a heat source. (Usually denotes a LOT of energy moving.)
  • A feeling of cold without a physical source.
  • A sense of a rising or falling pitch without any audible sound.
  • A feeling of something flowing through you like wind or a stream or current of warm water.
  • A feeling like a wave passing through you.
  • A sense that some other Being, like an angel or ghost has stepped inside of you (“incorporation”)
  • Pressure or a pushing sensation with nothing touching you.
  • A pulsing sensation that is not in time with your heartbeat. (Usually a balancing “Healing Pulse”.)
  • A sensation of bubbles rising like carbonated water or Alka-Seltzer.
  • A “clanging” sensation like striking a piece of metal held in your hand with a hammer.
  • A spinning or whirling sensation.
  • A fluttering or shimmering sensation.
  • A sensation like a change in altitude or barometric pressure.
  • A sense of lightness that wasn’t present before.
  • A sense of expansion in some way.
  • A shift in consciousness like meditation or falling asleep.
  • A sudden sigh or yawn. (Denotes that you are getting relieved of something by what you came into contact with.) 
#LOAThursday

4 Signs The Law Of Attraction Is Working

 So you’re on the path to manifesting your dreams, great! But how do you know it’s working? Here are some things to look out for while you’re on the journey but keep in mind that anything that comes easy isn’t worth having and anything that’s worth having doesn’t come easy.

1. Synchronicities - you might be noticing number synchronicities such as 11:11 or 22:22 etc on the clock. You will start experiencing more “coincidences” like thinking about a person and then they suddenly appear in your path - this is a prime example of a synchronistic experience. Take them as signs you’re manifesting that which you’re seeking.

2. Meetings - you’re meeting different people and having more meaningful interactions that reflect where you’re going in your life. For example if you’re trying to manifest spiritual growth and you meet someone who just came back from the Peruvian jungle who shares their journey of spiritual growth with you.

3. Opportunities - after deciding what you want to manifest and using your actions to bring it into existence opportunities to do so will present themselves. This might take the form of people coming into your life and inviting you to do things with them or ads you see online - it’s different for everyone.

4. Feelings - you’re using your intuition more, feelings of being “drawn” to do things or go places without any other explanation. This is the universe trying to guide you toward manifesting your true desires based on your vibration. Listen to your intuition - it’s your inner guidance system.

If you haven’t seen any of these signs yet - don’t panic - there are others I haven’t mentioned, but these are quite clear signs that a big change is coming. Use your words, as well as your actions, to aid you in the process of manifestation - instead of saying “I don’t have it” say “I am in the process of acquiring it”.

If you want your life to change - start by changing yourself.

Peace & positive vibes.

Need help to manifest something? Add me on Skype for a free consultation - spoonofconsciousness@gmail.com :)

#SuccessfulSaturdays

5 Keys To A Successful Relationship

1. Honesty - you and your partner communicate openly and honestly about exactly what you want out of the relationship and express yourselves when you feel it’s not going the way you would like. You are open to having conversations that will improve the relationship rather than ignoring problems & hoping things will “get better” on their own.

2. Authenticity - you prioritise yourself as the most important person in the relationship. You acknowledge that you do not need to set yourself on fire to keep your partner warm. This is a reciprocal relationship and you are both involved because you want to be - not because you have to be.

3. Play - you know that we’re having a human experience to have fun, hence your relationship revolves around play. Everything you and your partner involve yourselves in is with the intention of having fun - rather than trying to show others that you’re a “perfect couple”.

4. Responsibility - you each accept equal responsibility when there is conflict within the relationship and are willing to work on yourselves independently to improve it. You also acknowledge that you are responsible for the way you feel and do not blame each other when you feel negative emotions.

5. Temporary - as with everything in life relationships are temporary, nothing will last forever. With this in mind you and your partner agree to enjoy this interaction while it lasts and treasure every second you are together - for you never know when it will end. 

Treat your partner the way you would like them to treat you - if they don’t reciprocate then you know you are worthy of someone else who will. Relationships are a great way to learn more about ourselves and what we want out of this life - remember that your partner is a mirror of yourself.

You can only meet others as deeply as you have met yourself.

Peace & positive vibes

Got a specific problem you need help with? Add me on Skype for a free consultation - spoonofconsciousness@gmail.com :)

Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant ;
they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter ;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your own career, however humble ;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs ;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is ;
many persons strive for high ideals ;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars ;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.

—  Max Ehrmann, Desiderata (1952)

1. Growing up doesn’t happen all at once. Being persistent in trying is half the battle won.

2. Loneliness can feel a lot like love in the middle of the night. Any text intended to be sent past 2AM can wait until the next day. If your feelings were true, they would still be valid in the morning.

3. Treat people kindly no matter what you’re going through. You will want to be remembered for being that person.

4. You don’t have to change who you are in order to fit in, but it is important to accommodate other’s differences and comfort in your presence. What you think is a small gesture may mean the world to another person.

5. Love on your family, near and far. You never know which hug may be the last.

6. Friends and family may be your support system, but only you can pick up your broken pieces. Accept that you are all that you have.

7. People change. Most times without prior notice, often with no explanation. Wish them well on their way, and move on with your life.

8. Holding onto the things not meant for you will only kill you. Letting them go will set you free.

9. Starting from the bottom does not mean that you’re losing out. It means that your journey forward can only be an uphill one.

10. Thy will be done. Some days you are going to question God’s ways, but you know that His will is ultimately what’s best.

11. It is more important to live your life looking forward than it ever is looking back.

12. You will never forget the people who were kind to you, especially when they didn’t have a reason to be. You will carry a piece of them with you wherever you go.

13. Appreciate everything that you have, even the little things. You don’t get to keep it all forever.

14. When God closes a door, He opens a window. Keep your eyes open to see the silver linings.

15. Not everybody will understand you. But those that do, never forsake them. Never leave them.

16. Sometimes you’ll need to lose yourself in order to be found, then reformed, to be much better than you ever were.

17. Block out the noise that surround you, and focus on yourself. You will move mountains, you will fight. It is you that will bring you places.

18. Peace and contentment comes from living your life from the inside out rather than the outside in. Human recognition may come as one part of the journey, but it should never be the goal.

19. Go out for that 8AM breakfast with your parents. It might be the time you got the most laughs out of the week.

20. Trust your instincts. There’s a reason why it screams louder than the voice in your head.

21. With heartbreaks, come new beginnings.

—  Lessons Learnt In 2016, @samanthalisae
#MondayMotivation

The 3 P’s of Motivation

1. Perspective - You may see small progress over time and - depending on your perspective - you will either be encouraged or discouraged to continue. Your ability to stay motivated depends on the way you see the world.

You may encounter challenges along the road and get demotivated because your perspective is limited to what you are experiencing. When we alter our perspective we see that these challenges or setbacks are minor in comparison to what the worst case scenario could be.

2. Positive self-talk - reinforcing positive affirmations such as “I’m heading in the right direction” along the journey will help you to stay focused on the task at hand instead of getting caught up in how much further you’ve got to go or whatever else is taking your attention away from the journey.

Your motivation will dwindle if you’re constantly being harsh on yourself for not having achieved your goals. Celebrate the small wins along the road, positive self-talk encourages more action - actions lead to progress, progress is the greatest motivator.

3. Perseverance - remind yourself that you are running a marathon, not a sprint. The key to completing your marathon is to keep in mind that the only way you can fail is if you give up. Although sometimes it can appear as though you’ve failed, there is no such thing as failure because you either win or you learn.

Rome was not built in a day - all great things take time. The only way to build your Rome is brick by brick, there are no shortcuts. Love the journey, embrace the process and in time you will succeed.

Perspective, positivity & perseverance will keep you motivated.

Peace & positive vibes.

There are times to cultivate and create, when you nurture your world and give birth to new ideas and ventures. There are times of flourishing and abundance, when life feels in full bloom, energized and expanding. And there are times of fruition, when things come to an end. They have reached their climax and must be harvested before they begin to fade. And finally of course, there are times that are cold, and cutting and empty, times when the spring of new beginnings seems like a distant dream. Those rhythms in life are natural events. They weave into one another as day follows night, bringing, not messages of hope and fear, but messages of how things are.
—  Chögyam Trungpa
I don’t believe in investing in hate or revenge. That shit is negative, and I don’t need that kind of energy. I value myself enough to know that simply dropping out of the lives of people who have done me wrong is enough.
—  chaosandadream
#WednesdayWisdom

How To Heal Yourself

 I’d like to preface this post by saying that there are many avenues you can take for the healing journey - therapy, plant medicines & others - the following is what has been working for me.

You need to confront yourself - your actions, your beliefs, your ways of thinking, the way you treat others, the lies you’ve told yourself & most importantly you need to confront who you think you are (the ego). This takes a great deal of self-awareness but if you can do it - you can begin your healing journey.

Start by questioning things, not just what you see in the outside world - but how you feel and why. If you feel sad, angry or happy ask yourself what has caused you to feel this way - this will allow you to learn more about yourself which is instrumental along this journey.

Often times we give away our power by trying to find something on the outside to heal us - self-discovery allows us to take responsibility for the way we feel and start creating our lives rather than being victims of circumstance. When you know yourself you can fill your life with that which helps you heal.

Nothing in this world can resolve your inner conflict except for you - resolve the conflict by abandoning all forms of distraction and be with yourself. These distractions can be - drug use, excessive alcohol use, smoking, food, sex, relationships, friendships & many more.

Ask yourself why you want to use these distractions and you will reveal what you are distracting yourself from - this is the area of you that needs healing.

Go into nature and listen to your self-talk, hear what your internal dialogue is like. If it is extremely negative this is an indication that you have neglected your true feelings - this means that your healing must revolve around mending the relationship you have with yourself.

You can do this by making yourself the priority at all times - take care of yourself before everyone else. Be 100% authentic and prioritise how you want to feel - regardless of what anyone else says or thinks about it. Create a life that revolves around making you feel good - nothing else.

You will never heal yourself if you are constantly taking everyone else’s thoughts and opinions into consideration. Your opinion of yourself is the only one that matters - act in a way that makes you feel good and you will feel the effects of the healing journey.

Your healing begins when you look within for that which you’ve been seeking externally.

Peace & positive vibes.

Need help with your healing journey? Add me on Skype for a free consultation - spoonofconsciousness@gmail.com :)

What are Chakras?

Psychic energy flows in and out of these energy storehouses like beating hearts and veins. Once you learn to control them, you will greatly increase your ability to manipulate energy.

Before you use your abilities, your chakras do not hold very much energy; just enough to sustain you. However, once you get more involved, their storage capacity largely increases, allowing greater abilities, as well as greater speed in using them.Just like a muscle, you may strain a chakra, or even damage it.. This process is meant to be slow. Get used to it, don’t strain yourself, and everything will go much faster in the end.

The 7 Main Chakras

Chances are, if you’ve been in metaphysics for a little while, you’ve heard of chakras at least once.

Let’s discuss the main chakras that you will be hearing about the most often.

Crown Chakra - The Crown Chakra is located near the top of the head. This is the chakra that makes your head feel weird or dizzy-ish if someone attempts to scan you or read your mind with telepathy. Of course, this is also the chakra you’ll use when attempting telepathy, which is a reason why some people may get headaches when attempting this ability. When this chakra is strained or damage, you may experience disorientation, confusion, or the inability to think clearly.

Brow Chakra - The Brow Chakra is one of the most common chakras, and is also referred to as the ‘Third Eye Chakra’, located at the brow (between your eyes and up slightly). This name comes from the fact that this chakra is commonly used in abilities such as Remote Viewing. Pain in this chakra can usually be confused with tension and sinus headaches.

Throat Chakra - This chakra is not too common with abilities. It is located approximately in the center of the throat, near where the indent is, slightly up a little. Usually when this chakra is being strained, you get a choking sensation, as if someone is grabbing your neck.

Heart Chakra - The Heart Chakra is a chakra common associated with abilities such as Empathy. When this chakra is being strained, you may get an anxious-type feeling, and a slightly energetic drop-like feeling in your chest. The Heart Chakra is located near the heart in the center of the chest.

Solar Plexus -This is the most important chakra in your body. This chakra stores the most energy in your body, and is most commonly targeted when draining someone due to the surplus. When using your abilities, the area near the bottom center of your rib cage, slightly up, right near your stomach, may feel odd. This is because when other chakras need energy, this chakra releases the necessary amount. Damaging this chakra can lead to a stronger type of pain near your stomach, perhaps stabbing-like, and you should rest to avoid further damage.

Sacral Chakra - The Sacral Chakra is another big chakra, holding more energy than most of the others, and really isn’t used much for any specific ability. When you want extra energy, you may find yourself drawing energy from this chakra near the bottom of your stomach near the belly button (navel) before going to the Solar Plexus. Generally, this chakra is more cooperative in giving up energy as well. When damaged, your intestines may feel slightly sore, yet different than a stomach ache.

Root Chakra - This chakra is probably the least used in metaphysics. It is located in the area near your reproductive organs. Pain in this chakra may be similar to prostate pains in guys. However, when gathering energy, this chakra may serve as one of the primary centers, feeding it to the others.

This world is your best teacher. There is a lesson in everything. There is a lesson in each experience. Learn it and become wise. Every failure is a stepping stone to success. Every difficulty or disappointment is a trial of your faith. Every unpleasant incident or temptation is a test of your inner strength. Therefore nil desperandum. March forward hero!
—  Sivananda
DRUIDRY - LESSON 4

The Mythology of Druidry

  • There are many Celtic stories and legends where Druids have important role.
  • The Irish stories are not tainted by Roman influence
  • The Druids within these stories are depicted as high-status advisers who are both wise and flawed

Structure and Circles

Druids make circles in which to work. Circles represent the whole nature and we create circles to separate ourselves from mundane world.

Containment is an important principle for our psychological safety when opening the imagination to new ideas and paradigms.