Thursday, February 25, 2016

You Can’t Make Up for the Sins of Yesterday

For those of us who have had a lot of practice making resolutions or goals, the "manana plan" is quite familiar. How many times have we said to ourselves, "Oh, I won't make the goal I set for myself today because I want to do [fill in the blank] instead, but I'll make up for it tomorrow by doing twice as much"?

If you've tried making up for yesterday's sins, which means "missing the mark," by working doubly hard today, you know that it doesn't work for very long. Inevitably, we get caught up in juggling the debts of many yesterdays past and get lost in the mix. Or sometimes we accumulate so many debts from yesterday that it will take all of today plus a million tomorrows to make up the difference. At that point, most of us give up on our aims and goals. Ultimately, we are faced with such an impossible load of "makeup" work that we lack the will power to get it done.

Many religious and metaphysical practices talk about this phenomenon. For example, the Bible talks about "our daily bread." What does our daily bread mean? It means that we must take each day as its own day, with its own realizations, achievements and inspirations. We can't live on yesterday's bread, but must create today's bread afresh each day. It is said that every single day is a microcosm of our lives. In each day, we can choose to move toward our aim or to be distracted by outside influences and people. When we are busy, it seems like all the days flow together and a single day doesn't seem all that important. But when we consider that each day is a miniature model of our entire lives, we can begin to see the importance of each day. The decisions we make today can drastically shape the direction and force of our lives.

There's another factor that is important to consider here. If we agree that the each day must be lived as an independent unit, then we realize that guilt, revenge, regret and like feelings have no place in our lives. Sure, someone may have wronged us yesterday, but will we use that as an excuse to distract us from our aim today? Or perhaps we didn't achieve all we set out to do today -- will we allow ourselves to lose force over that tomorrow and further deter us from our aims?

When we think about the progression of days in this way, we begin to see that nothing that happened yesterday is reason enough to distract us from today. And should we miss the mark today, tomorrow is always a brand new microcosm of our lives to be explored, lived, and loved! If you’ve been putting off inviting magic into your life, waiting until tomorrow, make the leap now. Join us for the free 4 Element classes being offered right now. Just email to find out how to start with the free Basic Magic Air Element classes and we’ll email you back the info. Then look ahead and have fun in your today!

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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Stretch Just a Little to Get a Lot

If you're ready to have a lot more of what you want in life, here's a nifty little surprise for you: you don't have to sell your soul or sit at the feet of a guru for the next 20 years - you just have to stretch a little more. Most of us think that doing more, working harder, or having a stronger will can get us what we want. Maybe, and maybe not.

There's an esoteric principle that says when we really want something and we throw the entire might of our will behind that desire, we run into a brick wall. We arrive at resistance rather than paradise. It's called second force. We've all felt the frustration of running into second force.

So how do you get around second force? By being crafty. Instead of going full tilt at what you want, reserve a certain small part of yourself for doing another exercise. This exercise should be very simple in concept, but require you to stretch and be conscious throughout the day.

For instance, if you normally open doors with your right hand, start opening doors with your left hand. If you usually look straight ahead or down as you walk, start looking left and right as well as forward. If you resist exercise, take a 5 minute walk twice a day. Do something simple that is the opposite of what you normally do.

This exercise asks you to stretch just a little - how hard can it be to open a door with your opposite hand? But it gives you a lot of mileage toward your goals. The exercise does two things: it forces you to be conscious, which increases your ability to manifest, and it diverts some of your attention away from what you want, avoiding the second force.

Most importantly, though, this exercise is simple. With life getting more and more complex every day, wouldn't be nice to do something simple that really works? For more simple magic that works check out our Daily Rituals for Attracting What You Want in Life ebook and be sure to get our free Magical Quick Fixes ebook.

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Four Ways to Get Unstuck

Ever feel stuck? If so, you can use the law of "as above, so below" to restart the flow in your life! What does "as above, so below" mean? It means that the different levels of our lives - mind, body, spirit - are all connected, so if you're stuck on one level, you can create flow on another level, which creates flow throughout your life. What does this look like on a daily basis? Here are four examples of how you might change various "stuck" situations.

Stop Obsessing About Something
This usually occurs on a mental level, so you want to create flow on the physical or spiritual levels. On the physical level, sit in a relaxed position, and take quick darting glances around you - never let your eyes linger on anything for more than 2 seconds, and vary your gaze so that you look at things both close to and far from you. Do this for 3 to 5 minutes. You can also do any kind of physical exercise to get things moving. On a spiritual level, prayer, meditation, reading spiritual material, or any activity that raises your vibration from the mundane to the spiritual, will create flow.

Increase Your Psychic Ability to "See"
The ability to see psychically is a spirit perceptic, and can be improved by working with your physical vision. Notice in your daily life how far out from your body your eyes tend to rest. Do you generally look far or near? Do you ever look to the sides, up or down? Wherever you fail to look, begin practicing putting your eyes there. When you drive, practice looking far out ahead of you while maintaining contact with what's right in front of you. The more you practice the physical perception of seeing, the more you will be able to see psychically. For more exercises on increasing your psychic abilities, see our Psychic Development ebook.

Create a More Flexible Body
The body registers all that happens in mind and spirit. Certainly physical stretching and practices such as yoga are beneficial. To enhance these practices, start noticing areas of resistance in your life created by conflicts between mind and spirit (what you think and what you inherently know) or conflicting beliefs. Simply stated, look for any situation in which you feel irritated, angry, nervous, anxious, depressed or moody. Then, either by yourself or working with spirit guides, begin to work on acceptance. In the moment, this means noticing the negative emotion and being passive to it for a moment or two. Whenever we feel negative emotion, we tend to express it physically - we pace, jig, make faces, tense parts of our bodies, or twitch. If you can still these physical responses and make your internal reaction passive for a moment or two, you'll go a long way toward making your body more flexible.

Create a Stronger Spiritual Connection to Allies
If you ever feel cut off from your spiritual connection, it's likely that you are dwelling too much in mind. The easiest solution is to get back into physical sensation. Do something that produces a lot of physical sensation - exercise, massage, roller coaster ride, eating strongly flavored food, or just moving sensation around your body. The more you stay in connection with physical sensation, the less you will be in mind, and the more you will be spiritually connected.

These are but four of the millions of ways you can use "as above, so below" to move yourself out of any stuck area of your life. Get creative and come up with more ways yourself to magically break out of the stuck place you're in.

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Finding East

If you ever feel like you've strayed from your path and you're not quite sure which way to go, just find east! While most compasses want to find north, for shamans and magicians east is the more powerful cardinal direction for finding knowledge and guidance.

East is the direction of knowledge, understanding and enlightenment; it's the direction of the Sun and the place where all life begins. When you're feeling lost, you can ask the Winds of the East for guidance, pray to the east, or just meditate facing east.

One of our favorite exercises is to practice finding east psychically:

1. Find some open space outside and stand quietly for a few moments.

2. Close your eyes and slowly spin around a few times.

3. Raise your arm parallel with the ground and point the index finger of your dominant hand (the hand with which you normally point).

4. Keeping your arm raised, slowly spin around until you feel yourself facing east. Some people feel "locked in" when they face east and others just feel a desire to stop turning.

5. Open your eyes to verify whether you are facing east.

Don't worry about whether you actually find east on your first few tries. Your sense of east will develop with practice. It's often the practice of finding east that yields more benefit than actually pointing to it.

We've also found that when we're "locked on" to our path in life, finding east is easier, and when we're lost it's harder. This simple exercise can be an internal compass that tells you how closely you've stuck to your path.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Neutralize That Negativity!

If you've got something that's really been bothering you and you can't quite seem to let go of it, just relax! You can use this simple neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) technique to neutralize your negativity. It's so simple that you can do it during a fifteen minute break at work! Here's what you do:

Focus on the negative event that's really bothering you. Keep your attention on this event until you can feel the feelings, think the thoughts, and almost taste everything associated with this event. Now touch the tips of your thumb and index finger on your left hand together for a few moments. Then move your fingers apart.

Now focus your attention on a truly happy event from any time in your life. Again hold your focus until the event becomes very clear in your mind and then touch the tips of your right index finger and thumb together. Hold the contact for a few moments, and then move your fingers apart.

Finally, think about the negative event again. Focus on it until you can hold it clearly in your attention. Now touch the thumb and index finger of your left hand together at the same time as you touch the thumb and index finger of your right hand together. Check in with how you feel. The sensation of negativity is instantly neutralized. Now that's magic!

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

A Magical Ritual to Help You See Your Financial Blind Spots

We've been talking about how to attract money and establish a good relationship with money and your thoughts about it in order to pre-pave the way for the Universe to deliver it to you lately in some of  our blog articles. What if you really have no idea though about why the money you desire is just not coming to you? It may be that when it comes to financial issues, you have a blind spot and aren't able to see what issues are affecting you. This is when it is helpful to get some help from higher powers and beings and using rituals are a great way to do this. One of the rituals you'll discover in our Daily Rituals to Attract What You Want in Life ebook is the Question Circle. This ritual helps you address the beings of the four directions for help and guidance. To do this ritual you will need to gather a Sun Yellow Candle that can easily be carried from place to place, wooden or paper matches to light the candle, a pen, and notebook or paper. After you gather your materials, here's how to do the Question Circle ritual:

1. Locate the directions north, south, east and west. Use a compass if you need to in order to assure you have the directions correct.

2. Create a circle of space about 5-10 feet in diameter.

3. Sit in the South side of your circle facing to the North with your Sun candle in front of you.

4. Light your candle with the wooden or paper matches, hold your hands above and around the flame of the candle and charge the candle by saying:
"Child of wonder, child of flame, nourish my spirit and protect my aim."

5. Now take your candle, pen and paper with you and go sit in the center of your circle facing to the East.

6. Write down your question which in this case might be "what blind spots do I have in regards to finances" or "what is blocking the flow of money from coming to me" or "what's the best way to get a job".

7. Take the next 3-5 minutes to let the question just sit in your mind. Don't try to answer it, just sit with it.

8. Next, take your sun candle, paper and pencil with you and move to the East perimeter of your circle. Set your candle down in front of you and ask the question you wrote down out loud to the East. Be prepared for a flurry of information to come at you usually faster than you can write it all down.

9. Start writing everything you get until no more information is coming. Thank the direction of the East and move in a clockwise direction to the next direction which would be the South.

10. Repeat steps 8 and 9 in each direction, moving clockwise to each direction when finished with the previous one. In other words you will start with East as we have outlined, then proceed to repeat the process with South, then West, then North.

11. After you finish the process with North, go back and sit in the center of the circle facing the East and send thanks out all the way around the circle and blow out your candle.

Doing this ritual, you will find that you receive different types of information from the various directions. This is because the beings in the different directions all specialize in certain areas. For example, the East will give you information about communication, planning and ideas. South will give you guidance on steps of action to take, will-power energy and desire. From the West you will get feelings and spirit guidance and the North will give you more practical steps to take. Some of our advanced students recently did Question Circles and even we were amazed at the clear and specific information they received from each of the quarters on their given questions.

Like the Beatles song says, sometimes we need a little help from our friends. Daily rituals can help you make friends and allies of higher powers and beings which can bring truly magical things to your life.

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