L.J. VANIER: “12 Quotes To Remember When You’re Over-Thinking”

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We all seem to have this natural tendency to want to dissect everything in our lives and put it in neat little labelled boxes. When we come to a challenge that we cannot overcome immediately however, our minds begin to spin and spin working out a multitude of possibilities and probabilities until we find something we can make logical sense from. Then finally once we have formulated any means by which to solve our equation sufficiently, we let our minds rest.This form of mental processing is hard on the mind and as we have witnessed, the repercussions of an overworked, over stressed society are devastating.

Over thinking in my opinion stems from lack of trust. It is the overuse and abuse of the mind, falsely representing itself as ‘control’.

We tend to think that they more we can manipulate a situation, the more power and control we exude over it. But the more we attempt to control our own circumstances, the more we rob ourselves of the beauty of what could have and should have naturally unfolded should we had only trusted and given ‘life a chance’.

It is the way of no way, so to speak and when we meditate we practice letting go by meaning of mindful breathing. We breath in and we accept. We breath out and we release.

Meditation is so beneficial because it teaches us to calm ourselves and release our resistance to everything that we can’t control. Because in truth, we cannot control anything.

It teaches us to trust.

So if you are an over thinker, right now I want you to shut it off, shut it down and take comfort in knowing that we can’t plan everything out to the last detail. Sometimes we just need to have a little faith; sometimes we need to get out of our own way and if we do, we might just find that the path we were looking for was already waiting for us.

 

“Eventually all of the pieces fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moment and know that everything happens for a reason.”

 

“Don’t overthink things. Sometimes you can convince your head not to listen to your heart. Those are the decisions you regret for the rest of your life.” ~Faith Barnett

 

“One of the happiest moments in life is when you find the courage to let go of what you can’t change.”

 

“I’ve got 99 problems, 86 of them are completely made up scenarios in my head that I’m stressing about for absolutely no logical reason.”

 

“Don’t think it complicates things. Just feel and if it feels like home then follow its path.” ~R.M Drake

 

“Sometimes the best thing you can do is not think, not wonder, not imagine, not obsess. Just breathe and have faith that everything will work out for the best.”

 

“Your mind is your instrument, learn to be its master and not its slave.”

 

“The key to happiness is letting each situation be what it is instead of what you think it should be.”

 

“Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being positive about what could go right.”

 

“Stop worrying about how its going to happen and start trusting that it will.”

 

“Don’t believe everything you think”

 

“We often want it so badly that we ruin it before it begins. Over thinking, fantasizing, imagining, expecting, worrying, doubting. Just let it naturally evolve.”

 

 

 

 

~via isoulscience.com

STEPHANIE LUCAS: “4 Fast Ways to Banish Negative Energies and Shield your Spaces”

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Moving into a new home or office space can be a stressful, yet joyful time – so, you want to get off to a solid footing and be sure that you’re not channeling into someone else’s old energies as you move in. Perhaps you’ve been in your space for awhile and are ready to cleanse the past from your space. If you’re looking for a few ways to clear negative energies and protect your area from psychic invaders, here are a few ideas.

1. Burning and Smudging with Sage: Negative Energy Cleansing

If you’re not familiar with this process, take a peek at this video, Burning Sage to Cleanse Negative Energies. While I’m not the expert Alexa is, I’d suggest smudging with sage before moving anything into your new space to promote good vibes during the move in and renovation process. However, even your possessions – as forms of energy – can carry negativity, so burning sage after moving in can’t hurt.

2. Surreptitious Shielding: Placing Affirmations on Walls

A good friend of mine just bought her first home, and being one who lives in gratitude, she had the clever idea of writing affirmations on the walls before tackling repainting with stimulating, soothing, and healing colors. Sealing the affirmations behind paint ensures they are always there in the shadows… resonating good vibes, protecting, and manifesting desires for her fresh start. It’s certainly a clever, fun way to ‘break in’ a new space with good intentions.

Of course, your chosen affirmations can be any proclamations that you may aspire for, including single words or phrases like ‘Peace, Love & Joy,” “We are One,” etc. Here are two favorite affirmations from Rich Work’s ‘Proclamations of the Soul.’


Affirmation for Clearing Entities/Negative Energies

From the Divine Love that flows through my Being: Whatever is in my home that is impeding the flow of positive energy, Whether here with or without my permission, I command in the name of the Creator and from the Divine Love That flows through my Being in love and Peace, That it now go to the nucleus of its being in Peace So be it!


Prosperity Affirmation

From the Divine Love that flows through my Being:
I call forth my abundance and prosperity
In all forms that will bring me happiness and joy.
So be it!


3. Protection Stones and Crystal Grids

Using protection stones and crystals to fend of negative energies is extremely important for those who are highly empathic people and especially for those living or working in connected structures such as condos, strip centers, or hi-rises. Typically, placing aligned crystals or stones in each corner of a space will offer shielding; however in the case of common walls you may want to create additional protections such as crystal grids.

Clear quartz is the most commonly used stone to facilitate the energy transfer between stones and minerals within a grid. It is this energy that connects transfer that increases the focusing abilities of the crystal grids points. There are no restrictions on gridding’s purposes or intentions; however, alignment of the stone pattern is the key to maximizing their efficacy in addition to choosing the right stones. Learn more about crystal grids and explore Popular Crystal Gridding Templates here.

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4. Create Sacred Spaces

A sacred space is simply an area you create and designate as ‘sacred’ to you. It may be a small space with a few items of importance to you or a large, private space with an ‘altar’ laden with dozens of goodies you hold dear. My sacred space includes shells, stones, crystals, musical instruments, candles, sand, pictures, posters, and a special pillow to name a few items. Consider this your little ‘happy zone’ where you come to rebalance and center…an area that you keep off limits to others, which ensures it stays clear of negative energies.

Because when it boils down to it, you can cleanse your home or office in a dozen ways, but if your mind, body, and spirit aren’t clear of negative energies, to what end does it serve to protect beyond that?

 

 

 

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ALBERT MILLIGAN: “Gemstones – Mother Nature’s Natural Healers”

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Ancient healers used precious and semi-precious gemstones for healing. Today’s alternative and holistic healers continue to use gemstones to treat the mind, body, and spirit. Following are descriptions of the unique healing properties held by many of Mother Nature’s natural healers.Amethyst – Healers value amethysts for their power to focus energy and treat blood and breathing disorders. Often, healers wear several pieces of amethyst jewelry while treating others. An amethyst has many other uses, including:

  • Fighting off insomnia and bringing pleasant dreams if placed under a pillow.
  • Headache relief if rubbed across one’s forehead.
  • Protection against spiritual and emotional negativity if placed in clusters in a window that lets in lots of sunlight.

Emerald – As the sacred stone of Venus, the emerald preserves love and has become a symbol of hope. As a result, many healers use it to help heal the heart. Some healers believe it brings reason and wisdom to those who wear it and helps calm a troubled mind. A few ancient cultures placed an emerald in a vessel of water overnight and then poured the water over the eyes of those suffering from eye diseases.

Turquoise – Turquoise is a teaching stone that helps with meditation. Healers use it to treat spiritual negativity. Placing the stone at one’s feet or wearing it inside a sock draws the negative vibrations from the body back into the ground. Healers believe that this is the path to staying connected and emotionally attached to family and other loved ones.

Copper – Copper enhances the healing power of many other stones including:

  • Azurite
  • Malachite
  • Turquoise

It also enhances the healing energy of gold and silver. Copper heals many physical ailments including arthritis, rheumatism, and blood and metabolic disorders.

Lodestone – Crystal healers use lodestone, a form of magnetite, to realign the body’s energy flows. It balances:

  • Intellect with inner emotions.
  • Male-female polarity.
  • Physical-spiritual polarity.
  • Left brain-right brain polarity.

Healers use lodestone to treat asthma, muscle strains, cramps, and nose bleeds. They also believe it’s beneficial for one’s skin, hair, blood, and the circulatory system.

Moonstone – Although moonstone generally benefits women, healers encourage men to use it as a channel for opening up their inner selves. Healers use it to stimulate the pineal gland function and balance internal hormone cycles with nature. Folklore tells that giving a moonstone necklace to a lover brings lasting, passionate love. Many value this gemstone for this reason and because they believe it:

  • Brings good fortune.
  • Enhances intuition.
  • Promotes inspiration.
  • Protects those with a sensitive nature.

As its name suggests, moonstone’s power is at its greatest during the full moon.

Quartz crystal – Healers use the quartz crystal to amplify the energy of other healing gemstones. In addition to its benefit as an amplifier, crystal also has cooling and romantic powers. Quartz crystal’s vibration is very similar to human vibration. Therefore, crystal helps people know themselves. This special property makes quartz crystal an excellent stone with which to meditate.

People might want to consider working with a professional when using gemstones for physical healing. If people choose to use the healing stones without consulting an experienced healer, they should:

  • Go slowly and use them with caution.
  • Keep written treatment records.
  • Record the exact placement of the stone on or near their body.
  • Record how long the stone was on or near their body.

People should also keep written records when using gemstones for spiritual and emotional healing. Finally, people may need to do some research and experimentation to decide which of these natural healers works best for them.

 

 

 

 

 

~viaQuantumStones.com

JEFF STREET (Divine Cosmos): “Focus On What You Want, Not On What You Don’t Want.”

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This Law of Attraction Pearl of Wisdom is one of the most important rules for effective manifestation.  It is deceptively simple, and most people probably think that they’re already doing it reasonably well — but I’m here to tell you that nothing could further from the truth.

Most people spend a large percentage of their time WORRYING about everything that could wrong and anticipating the worst — both of which qualify as thinking about what you don’t want!  For most, this insidious habitual way of thinking is entirely unconscious, and they are completely unaware of how much they are doing it.

It’s not surprising that this is the case.  The rational mind believes that anticipating problems is the best approach to avoiding problems even if, in truth, most of the worrying doesn’t solve anything.

The rational approach is certainly understandable for those who are unaware of the underlying laws of creation by which we construct our reality.  Unfortunately, unbeknownst to most, our rational approach in these types of situations is doing the exact opposite of what we expect.  The focus on the POTENTIAL problems and avoiding them are making them MORE of a potential rather than less!

From the rational perspective, what’s going on under the covers is more like magic.  We are creating the reality we perceive and experience with our thoughts, beliefs, and expectations!  This is the Law of Attraction, and it states that we attract people, circumstances, and things into our life that are similar to our most predominate thoughts.  Our external reality is like a mirror reflecting what we think and what we are.

What it is crucial to understand about this law is that it does not distinguish between what you want and what you don’t want, it simply brings to you the essence of what you think about.  The thought “I don’t want XYZ” and “I want XYZ” are identical as far as the Universe is concerned.  In either case, it only hears “XYZ” and it brings it to you.  When you think about what you DON’T want you are attracting what you don’t want!

Overcoming the Habit of Focusing on Potential Problems

When you approach situations anticipating problems and mentally focus on how to avoid those problems, you increase the chances of those very things happening.  The amount of difficulty you anticipate determines the amount of adversity you will experience along the way.

If, instead, you just assume and expect the best, and skip all the worrying, you will soon find that everything will go a lot smoother and more successfully.  This shift in thinking is by no means easy for the average person, who has the deeply ingrained habit of worrying and anticipating the worst.  At first, overcoming the habit and belief that you need to anticipate problems to avoid them will require lots of faith and trust, but if you stick it out you will end up having complete trust in the “expect the best” approach because you will have seen the results.

The first step to getting yourself out of this disempowering habit is to start try to become more aware of your thoughts and your words.  It can be pretty difficult to monitor your thoughts because there are just so many of them running through your head all the time. But, what you say is usually a direct reflection of your thoughts and your words are often easier to catch than your thoughts.  At first, this will be hard and you will occasionally catch yourself focusing on what you don’t want. When you do, shift your thinking to focus on what you do want.  With practice you’ll gradually get better at this until eventually you have created a whole new habit — one of focusing only on what you want, hardly ever thinking about what you don’t, and just about always expecting the best.

Overcoming the Habit of Worrying

Worry attracts problems; it’s that simple.  But how do you break the habit?

You can tell when you are worrying because it is always associated with negative and stressful feelings.  Sometimes our mind wanders into worrying about stuff without us realizing it; this is unavoidable.  Fortunately, it’s easy to recognize the uneasy feelings associated with worrying and these can be the cue that makes you aware of it.

What to do when you catch yourself worrying:

  • Immediately switch to focusing on positive thoughts about what you want.
  • Use positive affirmations to focus on optimistic visions of your desired outcome.
    • Here’s an example — let’s say you are an aspiring writer and author and you’re getting discouraged.  Maybe you are having recurring negative thoughts like “writing is so hard for me, I’ll never be a writer.”  Neutralize these negative thoughts by saying out loud, or in your head, something like, “I can LEARN to write better. With practice I can become a good writer and a successful author.”
  • Ask the universe for help — sometimes referred to as Prayer. Whether you know it or not you’ve got spirit guides that would be delighted to help, all you have to do is ask.

Becoming a Master of Deliberate Creation

We are always creating our reality with our thoughts but most of us are doing it unconsciously and our many misguided mental habits are causing us to manifest incoherently and ineffectively.  By INTENTIONALLY thinking about the things you want while INTENTIONALLY NOT thinking about the things that you don’t want, you pave the way for smoother sailing in your life at every level.

Trust the Universe, trust the laws of creation, and trust your creational abilities.  Consistently focus on only what you want and expect the best and you will be amazed at the ease, grace, and abundance that will increasingly enter your life.

Let the magic begin!

 

Enjoy!

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Jeff “El Jefe”

MELINDA (The Miracle Forest): “About Inner Peace and How Anyone Can Master It”

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I have learned in the past couple of years that nothing ever stays the same. Even after we start practicing mindfulness, we have our good and bad days.

People often tell me that sometimes they are still anxious, even after practicing peace for such a long time. They feel bad for it and want to eliminate it completely. But the truth is that anxiety, just like any other human feeling, cannot be eliminated completely. Because it is natural. And there’s nothing wrong with it, just like there’s nothing wrong with any other human feeling.

I have my own set of fears, just like everybody else does. Sometime I feel like my mind just picks a random worry off its big shelf of worries to bother me with. The shelf is never empty, it always has something to throw at me. I don’t think it will ever be empty. And that’s okay.

What I realized is that it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter that the shelf is full. It doesn’t matter what the mind throws at you. And I’m going one step further: It doesn’t even matter what life itself throws at you. Because there is only one thing that matters, one thing that determines life.

And that is how we react to it.

This was one of the very first reminders I’ve written in my meditation diary: “Life is determined by our reactions to it.” Because many things are out of our control, even our thoughts sometimes. But what will always remain in our control is our reactions. And through our reactions, we make life.

Let’s look at an example. Imagine a person who is scared of public speaking because of what people might think about her. That’s a very common fear. Now imagine that person going up to speak and messing up in the worst possible way. This is our main situation. There are two ways to go from there.

She either collapses mentally and scolds herself for being so stupid, never really getting over it, making it into one of her most horrible memories. Or she can shrug it off, accept with peace that it happened and move on. Will anyone in the audience care? No, everyone will forget after a short time. Of course they will, because it’s not a big deal. It’s nothing in the grand scheme of things.

Nothing is nearly as big of a deal as our minds make it out to be. It’s good to remember that, so when the time comes, we can choose to react with peace. What happens doesn’t matter as long as we choose to react to it with peace. Because whatever we react to in such a way will become a peaceful experience.

This is one of the most important things I’ve learned and I still remember what a freeing experience it has been to realize it. I don’t have to suffer. I don’t have to panic. I don’t have to worry. I can choose to react with peace. To anything. Inside and outside of me.

“Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional,” is one of my favorite quotes. Because it’s so true. Things will happen, everyone goes through pain, hardship, bad thoughts, uncomfortable feelings. But those don’t determine a life. What determines a life is how we react to all these things. Because that makes all the difference in the world.

“Life is 10percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you respond to it.” ~Lou HoItz

 

 

 

 

~via The MiracleForest.com

TANAAZ (Forever Conscious): “Intuitive Astrology: August New Moon 2016”

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On August 2, 2016 the New Moon will fall in the heart-centred, courageous sign of Leo.

We are all in a need of an energy boost, and this Leo New Moon is going to energise our soul and our heart centre so we can move forward with courage, grace and ease.

The theme of this New Moon is fun and creativity, which is very different from all the heavy releasing work that the previous months have had in store for us.

Creativity isn’t just limited to artists. We all have the potential to create, and therefore we all have the potential for creativity.

With the help of this Leo New Moon, anything that we want to create for ourselves is now possible.

In fact, by putting some conscious effort into an area of your life that you want to revamp or revitalise, you will start to shape and create the tone for the rest of August.

New Moon’s signify a time of new beginnings and if you tune into the hum of your soul, you will be able to intuit where this new beginning is going to lead you.

With a lot of heavy cleansing work now in the past and this new wave of creative, fun energy entering our lives, there really is nothing that we can’t do.

Leo is the sign of courage, entertainment and leadership. It is also a fiery sign that craves stability, routine and order.

By combining these energies, you can help pave the way and set an intention for an area of your life that you would like to have more courage in.

Where do you desire to be the king of your jungle? Where could you use more courage? Where could you use more fun in your life?

Planting seeds in these areas is going to be easy with the help of this New Moon and also Mars.

Mars has been a crucial planet for 2016 because of his retrograde pattern that started in April.

By the end of August, Mars is going to be returning back to his usual speed and form, however during this New Moon we are going to get a taste of optimism from Mars.

Mars is the planet of action and energy. If you have been feeling sluggish, unmotivated or perhaps even lethargic about making plans or taking action in your life, this energy is about to come to a swift end.

Around the time of the New Moon, Mars is going to shift out of Scorpio, where it has been doing a lot of transformation and cleansing, and shift into the positive, upbeat sign of Sagittarius.

This is a very welcome change of energy and is going to help you to think more positively and open-mindedly about the future.

On a deeper level, you are also going to feel empowered by any obstacles in your life and more optimistic about any challenges that have been sent your way.

You may even channel your inner lion or lioness and feel more trusting and fearless about your path, purpose and destiny. 

Leo energy also rules over the heart and heart chakra. Matters of love may also be stirred around this New Moon and perhaps you may feel more magnetic or attracted to people than usual.

You may also receive a burst of courage to introduce yourself to someone new or to follow your heart when it comes to love and romance.

Heart energy is going to be amplified on this New Moon, which may also bring about a wonderful and positive time for healing.

If you have been mending a broken heart or feeling heavy or blocked in the heart chakra area for whatever reason, this New Moon is going to help clear and release anything that is no longer serving you.

For this to happen, you will have to be open to releasing and tuning into the wisdom of your heart. This will not be hard to do thanks to the wonderful beams of energy sent by this New Moon. 

Overall, this New Moon is very positive and is going to help you bring more fun, love, creativity and courage into your life.

Stay open to this energy, and watch where it may lead you, for August is set to be a wonderful, high-energy month of opportunity.

~via ForeverConscious.com

GREGG PRESCOTT, M.S. (IN5D): “Why Are Spiritual People Generally Introverts?”

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by Gregg Prescott, M.S.
Editor, BodyMindSoulSpirit

According to recent statistics, approximately 75% of the world’s population are extroverts but within the spiritual genre, the numbers are reversed, so why are spiritual people generally introverts?

Society tends to mislabel introverts as being antisocial or reclusive, but this isn’t true. As introverts, we tend to speak with like-minded people versus anyone or everyone. Sometimes, we choose not to speak at all. That doesn’t mean we are not interested in what is being said… it means that we would much rather listen than talk.

According to Betty W. Phillips, Ph.D., Psychology, “…introverts have been found to constitute 60% of highly gifted individuals. Einstein was an extreme introvert. In fact, in elementary school he was so quiet and withdrawn that he was actually thought to be ‘dull-witted.’

Often, an extrovert will ask an introvert, “You’re so quiet, what’s wrong with you?” There’s nothing wrong with us! It is difficult for the introvert to understand why everyone isn’t like he or she.

One of the most famous introverts was Gandhi. I seriously doubt if anyone asked him, “What’s wrong with you?” Despite his introvertedness, he was socially available for interviews and public appearances.

The extrovert tends to be more interested in his or her environment and in socializing with other people while the introvert is more interested in his or her thoughts and feelings. This doesn’t necessarily mean that the introvert cannot have extroverted tendencies or vice-versa. It simply means that there are general tendencies that seem to be consistent with both the introvert and the extrovert.

If given the choice, the introvert will prefer to work alone or in small groups than with a large group of people.  The ideal profession for the introvert does not involve being around a lot of people and may include careers in writing, computer programming, webmasters and graphic design.  In the end, the introvert could do virtually any job that an extrovert can do but ultimately, introverts need to find their own space at the end of the day.

Many introverts are avid readers and are constantly studying and researching various topics of interest, including spirituality and metaphysics.  Reading may come in various forms such as books, e-books or internet articles.

Why Are Spiritual People Generally Introverts?

The introvert tends to be guided by his or her higher self in what areas to pursue when researching spiritual and metaphysical topics, almost as if the higher self is guiding the introvert (which it is!).

By internalizing their feelings, the introverts are susceptible to anxiety related issues such as migraines and panic attacks but they are also more apt to find natural solutions on their own before consulting others for their advice.

Because the introvert tends to look within for answers, he or she will find it easier to meditate and to quiet the mind.  The extrovert’s mind tends to remain overactive as he or she will often have difficulty quieting the mind while focusing within.

Another common spiritual activity for the introvert is yoga, which integrates the body and mind while the extrovert is more apt to play team sports.  In yoga, one uses their body as a vehicle for consciousness while in most sports, the body is used as a vehicle for aggression.  Once again, this does not mean that the introvert will not participate in team sports, nor does it mean that the extrovert will not practice yoga.  These are general tendencies that introverts and extroverts exhibit in every day life.

 

The introvert may have a stronger bond with nature as nature may not provide enough stimulation for the extrovert.  You will generally find that people who enjoy hiking are predominantly introverts, as they appreciate the solitude and oneness they receive from being outdoors in whatever particular element of nature that they enjoy.

Stargazing is another popular activity for the introvert for the same reason, as extroverts will become quickly bored with staring at the sky and may not understand how the stars are connected to our bodies and everything that is happening on our planet.

While 75% of the population are extroverts, the introvert needs to remain true to his or herself, despite peer pressure to conform to society. Despite not wanting the acknowledgement or recognition, the spiritualists within this genre are the leaders of tomorrow’s world as we enter a new stage of consciousness and spiritual awareness.

 

 

About the Author:
Gregg Prescott <a href=Gregg Prescott, M.S. is the founder and editor of In5D and BodyMindSoulSpirit. He hosts a weekly spiritual show on In5D Radio and promotes spiritual, metaphysical and esoteric conferences in the United States through In5dEvents. His love and faith for humanity motivates him to work relentlessly in humanity’s best interests 12-15+ hours a day, 365 days a year. Please like and follow In5D on Facebook as well as BodyMindSoulSpirit on Facebook!