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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Should Sweat Lodges be banned?

Sweat Lodge Survivors Speak Out

My question today reader is--Should sweat lodges be be banned?

By now you have probably seen, heard, or read about the tragic event that took place in Arizona when three persons died in a sweat lodge. Unfortunately, many people who do not know or understand the significance and history of the sweat lodge are now probably fearful of them. Do you think they should be banned?  I can only speak from my own experience.

Several years ago, I vacationed at the Punta Serena Villa and Spa in Tenacatita, Mexico. Punta Serena is perched atop a cliff side on the Mexican Pacific. Everything about the spa is holistic including the Temazcal Mexican sweat lodge. I was eager to participate because my spirit was weak and drained from being a care provider for my severely disabled son. This vacation was more a time for me to rest and heal my spirit then have fun in the sun.

The Spa was well-known for its Temazcal Mexican sweat lodge that offered a purification ceremony. I had read about sweat lodges and had been told by others of their unusual experiences from seeing spirits to visiting other dimensions. Apprehensive not because what I might experience but because I was a borderline claustrophobic. I could see the sweat lodge from the balcony of my room. It was small in the shape of an igloo.

Putting aside my fear, I joined a small diverse group of men and women as we were escorted down the mountain to the beach. There we covered ourselves with mud and then plunged into the warm bay water. Wrapped in only a towel, we hurried back up the cliff to the sweat lodge were we entered as we came into the world-- naked and head first.

The lodge smelled of sage and the Shaman silently greeted each of us as we settled around the hot stones in the center of lodge. Once inside, my fear of small places dissipated and this is the weird part of my story. I don't remember the details of the ceremony.  I do remember waking up on the grass wrapped in a white sheet along with the other participants. The Shaman was chanting and she eventually rocked each one of us as if we were new born babies. And that's exactly how I felt. My spirit was ready to go out into the world again.

Sweat lodges have many benefits and it's unfortunate that this sacred tradition has been misused. So, you know where I stand. How about you? Share your sweat lodge experiences at www.jjmichaelblog.blogspot.com. 

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Do You Know How Important Your Life Story is?

My question to you reader----Do you know how important your life story is?

"An autobiography or memoir is a historical record of a person's life; the thoughts, feelings, events, people and places of an individual's past in detail. It is your very unique and personal contribution to your family's history and on a greater scale your contribution to the history of the world we live in," says Maureen Stewart, a Personal Historian. http://www.treasurechestproducts.com

Today we tell bits and pieces of our stories to family members, close friends, therapists and sometimes strangers we meet on airplanes and other modes of transportation, but we don’t write them down to share with others. We think that only celebrities should pen their stories. Our stories are important because they contain the essence of who we are. Ancient cultures knew this and they preserved their culture and history through oral storytelling, cave writings, songs, music and the arts. We can’t afford to let our personal history vanish like the wind; our children and grandchildren need to know about their history.

Path to Truth is my story. It tells of my spiritual gifts and journey into the world of the occult(that which is hidden); the challenges I had to overcome; the people and places I met along the path; and detours that made me the person I am today. 


At one time I wanted to update the concepts I had learned by revising Path to Truth. But, luckily, I realized I can't revise the past; let it be. Instead, I will pick up where I left off living in two worlds--Heaven and Hell. If you want to know more .....

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P.S. Start writing your story today and don't forget to share it.

Get Ready for the Movie 2012

My question to you reader----Do you believe the world is coming to an end in 2012?

A new movie titled 2012 is being released in November of this year. It is an epic adventure about a global cataclysm that brings an end to the world and tells of the heroic struggle of the survivors. You can go online and see the trailer at www. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVi_2lHBVhQ

Hollywood is at it again sensationalizing the myth surrounding the date 2012. Unfortunately, many people will latch on to this idea of doom and gloom, because many ancient societies predicted that something monumental was going to happen. They pointed to an end of a time.

We are coming to the end of a great year. It takes 25,920 years for the equinoxes to move through all 12 zodiac signs. The planet Earth is now leaving the Age of Pisces, which has been the Christian era to enter the quadrant of Aquarius. Could this be the dawning of the New Age? An age that will embody the world’s dream of a “golden age.” Read more in my free ebook Path to Truth, p.8 &19.

The time leading up to 2012 is called the Great Awakening–a time when we will be awakened to a new consciousness or a time when humanity will be unified spiritually through a period of intense transformation. However, letting films like 2012, stir up fear within us will keep us stuck in the old programs.

The Great Awakening is the time allotted for cleansing and change-to allow us to prepare to vibrate at a higher level of consciousness or thinking. We don’t know what is going to happen. So, don’t quit your job, run up your credit or live hazardously trying to squeeze in life before 2012.

In July, I attended Gregg Braden’s workshop at the Unity village in Kansas City, Missouri. Gregg the author of Fractual Time and many other New Age books stated this isn’t the first time a great cosmic year has come to an end. And humankind survived to record the event. This is a new beginning. He stressed that we must live from the heart to stay strong and protect the Earth’s magnetic field, because our thoughts will either strengthen or weaken it. That's why we can't buy into the fear.

To learn more about how to live from the heart go to The Global Coherence Initiative at www.glcoherence.com.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Welcome to all things Metaphysical and Spiritual


Any path is only a path, and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in droppong it if that is what you heart tells you to do. But your decision to keep on the path or to leave it must be free of fear or ambition. I warn you. Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary...does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good: if it doesn't it is of no use.
                                                                                                                                                          Carlos Castaneda



Welcome to all things metaphysical and spiritual. This blog is intended for sharing mystical, esoteric and paranormal information for all those on a spiritual quest whether you are a neophyte or you're well informed of occult knowledge. Here's a little something about me.

At the age of fifteen, I discovered a book on reincarnation that changed my life forever. In my late twenties, I began to have psychic experiences that manifested in the form of the four clairs: clairaudience, clairsentience, clairvoyance and claircognizance. My thirst for metaphysical/spirituality knowledge never ceased. I read, meditated, traveled and studied with renowned teachers in the field. Presently, I'm an intuitive numerology and tarot card reader. I also write metaphysical fiction (Life is Never as It Seems, It's Not Over Yet and Secrets Unraveled-release date 2010) and non-fiction books (Path to Truth: a Spiritual Guide to Higher Consciousness and an e-book version.) You can find out more about me at www.jjmichael.com or www.pathtotruth.com

I plan to cover a variety of metaphysical topics in this blog, and I will respond to you comments. Why not be like Neo in the Matrix and swallow the red pill? After swallowing the pill, your next step is to sign up for my blog in the top right corner. 

Namaste,


JJ

Truth is indescribable. My truth is not your truth and your truth is not my truth. Think of truth as a rose with many petals that are interwoven, interdependent and interlocked all unfolding according to one's spiritual development.