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Friday, February 26, 2010

What is the Spiritual Significance of Whales?


Question from a reader: What is the spiritual significance of whales?

Killer whales are on everyone’s mind because of the death of Dawn Brancheau, a trainer, who was killed by a killer whale at the SeaWorld Aquarium in Orlando, Florida. I’m sure most of us felt really disheartened by this sad event.  I saw an interview with the young lady's sister on a local news station where she expressed how her sister knew at a very early age she wanted to work with killer whales. As a trained professional, she knew the danger of her work. Nevertheless, she loved what she was doing. Our prayers go out to this family.

The other side of this story concerns aggressive animals kept in captivity that are used for entertainment purposes. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the animal rights organization, has put a statement on their web site www.peta.org, asking that the animals of SeaWorld be released to sanctuaries that can provide them with a more natural environment.

In response to the question for this week, I pulled out one of the best books on animal, bird & reptile symbolism -- Animal-Speak- by Ted Andrews to see what he had to say about whales. I met Ted a few years ago at a workshop in Maryland. In his book, he offers several significance spiritual points regarding whales. First, did you know that the whale is the world's largest mammal and there are over ninety species of the whales? This includes the dolphins and porpoises. The killer whale or more commonly referred to as the orca, is the largest species of the dolphin family. As for their spiritual purpose, they are the ancient keepers of the knowledge of the creative force of breath and sound. Most of us know the Biblical story of Jonah and the whale. Jonah was able to live within the belly of the whale for three days before he was resurrected. Being the largest mammal in the world, it was able to metaphorically act as a safe haven for Jonah while he was able to go deep within his own consciousness and pray. Interestingly, three is the number of the creative force.  

In conclusion, I want to share this story with you that my meditation teacher tells:
A teacher told her students that whales cannot really swallow people, because their throats are too small. When one of the young students shouted out, “Yes, they can.” “No, they can’t” the teacher repeated. “The whale swallowed Jonah.” The student retorted. Again the teacher explained about the small throats of whales. The student spoke out. “I’m going to ask Jonah when I get to heaven.” The teacher responded, “But what if Jonah went to Hell?” Then you ask him.

Have a great weekend.  

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Buzz-Zero Point Energy Wand for Healing


The buzz in the metaphysical world is about the Zero Point Energy Wand. It just hit the US market in mid-January of this year. I haven't had the opportunity to handle one, but my friend in Philly, Rev James Artemus, a Master Chios Healer and Teacher, is an associate of Amega Global, which is selling them. What is zero-point energy? I went looking for a simple definition, but when you're dealing with physics it's not so simple. But here is goes. Albert Einstein and Otto Stern using a formula of Max Planck, published a paper that suggested for the first time the existence of a residual energy that all oscillators have at absolute zero. They called this "residual energy", which later became zero-point energy.
Amega Global states that their wand is made up of a special combination of granulated minerals, processed using their own proprietary technology, AMized Fusion Technology, to resonate at zero-point energy. When I read about what it could do, it reminded me of the Spiritual Mind Healing Modality I had wrote about in an earlier blog. If ill, you can heal with your body by knowing and visualizing your cells as perfect. The Zero Point Energy Wand does the same thing; it reminds the cells they are perfect and healthy, creating healing. 

         However, there is much controversy in the scientific field regarding devices claiming to operate using zero-point energy. If you want to find more information about Amega Global products you can go to their website www.Amegaworldwide.com or http://www.eamega.com/Web/subs/lib/pdf/AMWand_usa.pdf  will give you direct information about the wand. You may also contact Reverend James
Artemus at j_artemus@yahoo.com.

Disclaimer: This blog is for informational purposes only. I’m not a distributor of the Amega Global ‘s Zero Point Energy Wand and neither have I used it for healing. However, I recommend that you contact the appropriate people for more information.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Forty Days to Build a Prosperity Consciousness-Deal or No Deal?

I like to watch the game show, Deal or No Deal. A contestant selects a case that she thinks contains one million dollars. Then she has to select other numbered cases to eliminate all low number amounts in hope that her case contains the million or at least a high amount. After the she selects five cases, the banker offers her a sum of money for the case. The contestant can take the deal or no deal and continue to select cases to win the million.

Let’s play this game Deal or No Deal, only instead of money in the cases, there are positive or negative qualities that will either make your dream come true or not true.

You select a case that you think has the dream you desire, Now all you have to do is to select cases that support that dream such as effort, joy, perseverance, creativity, practice, and positive thinking. But you keep attracting cases containing: fear, doubt, resistance, laziness, disbelief, failure, pain, and competition that stop you from winning the case with your dream.

I’m the banker and this is what I’m offering you: Build a prosperity consciousness.

The banker always gives the contestant an extra incentive with the deal, and here’s one for you. Google says it takes 21 to 28 days to break a habit; however there is no relevant research on those numbers for making major life changes. But we do know that concentrating, practicing, and persevering to manifest your desire will get you the results you want. I’m giving you 40 days to build a prosperity consciousness, deal or no deal?





Friday, February 19, 2010

The Science of Getting Rich


When the book, The Secret, by Rhonda Byrne hit the bestseller list little did the readers know that it was based on The Secret of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles, a teacher of the New Thought Movement. If you are serious about building a prosperity consciousness, you’ll want to study Wattles’ book for an expanded version of not only the Law of Attraction but other principles and laws that show you how to manifest your desires. You can find free copies on the Net to download, if you don't want to purchase it.

Wattles' language is archaic, but move pass that and focus on the several principles he offers in the book. They ring true even in today’s chaotic economic times. Here’s a paraphrase version of the major principles of the book with my comments:

1. Man can form things with his thoughts.  
Your thoughts are energy forms and what you habitually focus on you create a form for it based on the Laws of the Universe. Most things are already in existence. What you are doing is letting the Universe know what you desire, and by putting your attention on it, you are then vibrating on the wavelength of that desire. The Law of Attraction will kick in.

2. Man must pass from the competitive to the creative mind. 
The Creator is always creative and never competitive in Spirit. The Universe is limitless. Worrying, watching, obsessing and criticizing what others have is misplaced energy; this type of thinking keeps your desires from manifesting. Stay focus on what you desire.

3. Acknowledge your blessings.
To build an empire you need to start at the base of the pyramid and work your way up. Create a Gratitude Book to build on your blessings. Every day take time to write out at least ten things you’re grateful for. Try doing this for forty days. Forty is the number for  manifestation. The Zero represents God and the four stands for foundation.

4. Form a clear and definite mental image of what you desire.
This should be number one on your list, because if you don’t know what you want neither does the universe. Set your intentions. The key words in this principle are clear and definite. May sure your mental thoughts and your emotional feelings are in alignment.

5. Contemplate frequently on your vision 
Get a clear mental picture of your desire and keep it continually in your mind. Don’t lose sight of it no matter what adversities you might face. Affirmations are good to keep you focus on your vision. Create them and post them around your house and office, if you can. In your Gratitude Notebook gives thanks for the manifestation of your dream as if it's already done. The Law of attraction will pull to you what you put your attention on.

6. You can only receive what you can perceive.
You may want to be a millionaire, but if you don’t have a consciousness for it, you won’t be able to achieve or maintain it. A great game to play is the money pyramid. Starting with a $100 you must spend all of it in one day. Add a zero to the 100 every day until you reach a million. Each day you must spend that amount of money. This game will teach you a lot about how you think about money and how you manage your money.

Building a prosperity consciousness  is not an overnight process. You have to work at it. I find that most people don’t stick to the plan to achieving their goals because they are stuck in old belief patterns. After a few days or weeks, they fall back into their original financial club. Challenge yourself for the next forty days to change your financial life. There are plenty of books and other aids to help you. If you really want to change then start with your consciousness. 













Monday, February 15, 2010

What Prosperity Club Are You In?


I hope you spent some time answering the questions I posted in the blog-- Building a Prosperity Consciousness. Those questions will help you to look at your belief system regarding wealth. Sometime in your life you made a choice to be in one of three financial clubs based on those beliefs: The haves, The Have Nots and The In-Betweens—even though you may not be aware of it. You probably selected the club that your parents or family belong to because you have been conditioned to think about prosperity according to their belief system. This is not to say that you can’t move in and out of the different clubs as determined by your consciousness. Let’s look at the clubs:
The Haves
·        Desire abundance
·        Think abundance
·        Focus on abundance
·        Visualize abundance
·        Verbalize abundance
·        See the glass half-full
·        Take responsibility for conditions in life.
·        Take action
The In-Betweens
·        Desire abundance but plant seeds of abundance and lack
·        Think abundance but has doubts and worries about the outcome
·        Focus on how to make things happen
·        Visualize a mixed bag
·        Verbalize doubts
·        See the glass half-full most of the time  
·        Take responsibility for some of the conditions in life
·        Stop just before the goal line
The Have Nots
·        Plant seed of lack
·        Think lack
·        Focus on lack
·        Visualize lack
·        Verbalize lack
·        See the glass half-empty
·        Blame the world for life conditions
·        Wait on others to take charge of their financial woes
Do you recognize the club you belong to? Looking at both your beliefs and the club you belong to, you now have a good idea where you stand according to your prosperity consciousness.  I swing back and forth between the Haves and the In-Betweens. My goal is to stay in the Haves. Knowing there was a consistent negative belief that kept me stuck in the same prosperity pattern, I had to root it out. What helped me to identify it and expand my prosperity consciousness was re-examining the principles in The Secret of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles.
Next Blog: The Secret of Getting Rich
  


Saturday, February 13, 2010

Dreams Do Come True


Dear Reader,
 I have to share with you some wonderful news that is the result of using the very creative process that I have been telling you about. I’m so excited because one of my dreams has come true. It was a dream that started when I was a child when my mother and aunts would tell me, my siblings and cousins about our Native American heritage, but no details such as the name of the tribe and where they were located. Back in the sixties every African American would claim a Cherokee grandmother or grandfather. In my teens, I decided to find our lost heritage. It became one of my dreams.
As the years passed, I would work on the family history interviewing family members, traveling to Virginia, the family place of origin, and storing bits and pieces of information away in a notebook. The notebook grew. I always believed that one day I would find out the truth; and even though years would pass.  I never gave up the search in my mind. Then something or someone would come along, and I would start again with as much passion as I had in my earlier years.  
I do believe that The Creator sends you the right person to guide you to the next step on the path, then like an angel he or she is gone. The visualization, the passion, the perseverance, the faith and belief, all the things I have written about to make dreams come true all paid off for me this snowy weekend.  I had discovered the lost heritage months ago, but it didn’t become real to me until I did what writers do, but pen to paper. Surrounded by one huge notebook full of documents, census reports, photos and newspaper clippings, I could connect all the dots (many years of research) and compose a document for my family that will be something tangible for them to have forever and pass down to the next generation.  Dreams do come true!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

East Coast Snow Storms


I received this question from a reader: “What do you think about the East coast monster snow storms?” I assumed he wanted my spiritual and/or metaphysical opinion.
 Based on the Law of Cause and Effect, there is always a reason for everything. Perhaps the snow storms are caused by El Nino and not a revengeful God.
We can use this time to strengthen family relationships, friendships, and our relationship with The Creator. It’s best to go with the flow in these types of situations that we have no control over.
Sometimes we are put into the survival mode, when the electricity is out, no heat, water is turned off, and food may be getting scarce. It’s the not having control of our lives that can make nerves frail and things go haywire.
The objective is to keep the mind focused on positive thoughts and to remain calm even when the dog is barking and the children are acting out because they’re bored. If you alone and the quietness of the house and everything seem to be closing in, don’t despair—sing. Make your own noise and kick up your heels.    
Remember, this too shall pass.  

 

Monday, February 8, 2010

Build a Prosperity Consciousness


As I honor African Americans for their outstanding contributions to the world this month, I thought this would be a good time to mention those who have made their wealth through their creative endeavors.
Reading the biographies of the top five riches African Americans on the Forbes list of the Wealthiest Black Americans-- Oprah, Tiger Wood, Michael Jordan, Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Robert Johnson-- I knew instantly they had built a prosperity consciousness that would weather the difficult economic conditions of today. Somewhere along the life journeys of the above five people, they discovered who they really were—heir to the Kingdom of the Creator.
Furthermore, as apparent heirs, they knew they were gifted with the ability to create whatever they desire in this world against all odds. They not only built a prosperity consciousness, but they also maintain it.
In my eBook, Path to Truth, I list 25 principles derived from the spiritual laws.  Principle #13 states: It is our birthright to be physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually prosperous.
In order to build your own prosperity consciousness the first step in consciousness work is to look at your belief system. To help you through this process, answer the following questions:

What do you believe?
  1. Do you believe that your personal welfare depends on whether or not God is going to give or not give you the money, job, house, promotion, ear, etc., that you asked for?
  2. Do you believe that you’re only successful if you make a certain amount of money?
  3. Do you believe that the world economy affects your income?
  4. Do you believe that if you were to become independently wealthy you would not be happy?
  5. Do you believe that you cannot get what you want because you belong to a minority group, or because you are short, fat or not pretty enough?
  6. Do you believe that your spouse, boss, children, or the government is blocking your flow of good to you?
  7. Do you believe that money is the root al all evil?
  8. Do you believe that there is not enough money and time to go around?
  9. Do you believe that you will be happy if you get all the material things that you desire?
10.Do you believe that some people are wealthy because they are lucky?
There are three distinct financial belief clubs in this world—the Haves, the Have Nots and the Inbetweens that determine financial status:
    Next blog: The Financial Belief Clubs  

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

My Heroine Harriet Tubman

February  is dedicated to honoring African Americans for their outstanding contributions to the world. My favorite heroine is Harriet Tubman, whom I believed had a very special intuitive gift.

Harriet Tubman was born into slavery in 1819 or 1820, in Dorchester Country, Maryland. Raised under harsh living conditions, Harriet learned early in life to be strong and believe in herself, so much so, she escaped from slavery to freedom in Canada. Harriet’s love for her family and others still held in slavery resulted in her returning to Maryland to lead over 300 people to freedom by the Under Ground Railroad.

Tales of her exploits leading able-body men, women, and children through perilous surroundings without losing one person are highly publicized. One may wonder how Harriet could outwit the patrols or slave hunters and their dogs that searched the woods and roads for runaway slaves. In many of the historical texts, Harriet is described as devoid of personal fear, shrewd, determined and courageous, all great qualities that aided her. However, little is mentioned revealing her special gift. A gift I believe helped Harriet to successfully accomplish her escapes to freedom not one time but many times.

As a child Harriet was hit in the head by a white overseer for refusing to tie up another slave who had attempted to escape slavery.  Due to this childhood injury, Harriet suffered Narcolepsy, a sleeping disorder. Harriet would fall asleep at any time and anywhere. Yet she and the other slaves were never apprehended or harmed while escaping to freedom. Harriet would actually threaten anyone with a gun who tried to return to slavery because of fear of the unknown.  I believe that Harriet had an unwavering faith in a Higher Power to take care of her and the others. When she felt into a sleep slumber, I imagine that Harriet listened to God who was her guide. Not only did she listen, she trusted the directions God gave her to overcome all obstacles in her path to freedom.

After her role as a champion for freedom, she served as a soldier, spy and nurse during the Civil War. Harriet a woman of no education and limited resources had a resounding fortitude of strength and the love of life and freedom--the qualities that really count. Who is your heroine or hero?