Jumat, 10 Juli 2009

The Secret to Your Healing Is In the Word

The Secret to Your Healing Is In the Word
Expert Author: Ann Stewart

"Attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh." (Prov. 4: 20-22)

The Bible is clear. These verses, and many others throughout the Word of God, promise that it is God's divine will to heal you. There are many, however, that will make a career out of disputing this. That is so sad because they are holding back God's greatest promise of miracles from themselves and many others. It's quite simply a sign of unbelief on their part. Many claim that they have prayed and prayed, but nothing happened. Have you been there? I know I have; many times before I discovered the secret.

The question is not whether it is God's Will to heal, but rather whether you really believe it. Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. (Rom. 10: 17) That's in essence saying that, if you are not familiar with the whole Word of God, then it's hard to build up your faith.

Every believer has been given the measure of faith. (Rom. 12: 3) God did not say 'a' measure, suggesting that some have more than others. He tells us that we all have 'the' measure to live a full, abundant life! In fact, you only need faith the size of a grain of mustard seed to remove mountains of burdens from your life! (Mat. 17: 20)

Ask yourself the following questions: "Do I beg God for my needs only when I am in real trouble"? "Do I know God's Promises for my life? and Do I know how to pray effectively"?

These questions are crucial to having your needs met. The answers are all in the Word of God and they must be personally discerned. No, don't give up now! Don't tell yourself that it's too hard or too complicated! It's not! The gospel is very simple and easy to understand! It's all about coming to the Lord as a little child, climbing on your Daddy's knee and telling Him your needs. He already knows what you need before you ask Him! (Mat. 6: 8)

When you were a child, did your earthly father mean well and promise you all kinds of things? You know that he loved you, but yet you could not be sure that he would give you whatever you asked, right? If your father was generous with you, then how much more shall your Father in heaven give good things to them that ask him? (Mat. 7: 11)

All you need to do is ask Him, seek and knock because:

"every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened." (Mat. 7: 8)

Are there any conditions to receiving your requests? Yes; really only one, and that is to know the One whom you're asking! If your father was a stranger to you, you wouldn't ask him anything, would you? The Bible is Heavenly Father's loveletter written especially for you! Read a part of it every day and then meditate on it. The Father's heart will be laid bare before you through His Word. Only then can you truly understand the First Commandment:

"Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind and with all thy strength. (Mark. 12: 30)

The more you read about Him, the closer He draws to you and the better you get to know Him. Remember, he created Adam to have fellowship with Him! That's all He wants from you; to be able to walk and talk with you. He is your greatest friend and benefactor; you'll see! The more you trust Him for healing your headache and receive your healing, the more your faith will grow for healing of more serious illnesses and conditions!

Think of it this way: are you a social network chatter, keeping in touch daily with all your past and present friends? Millions of people are! How about chatting first and foremost with your only true friend! He is the only one:

"Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; Who healeth all thy diseases, who redeemeth thy life from destruction; Who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things, so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's." (Ps. 103: 3-5)

See? It's not hard. The better you get to understand His Word, the more of it gets stored in your heart. The Word of God will instantly flow out, coupled with the faith it has produced, whenever you will need it most. That's when He will say to you:

"Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. With long life will I satisfy him, and show him my salvation." (Ps. 91: 14-16)

Do You Avoid Certain Feelings?

Do You Avoid Certain Feelings?
By Expert Author: Melisa Milonas

Do you avoid feeling sad, angry, or vulnerable? Some feelings can cause you to lose power and as a result you feel less confident. So you try to avoid that feeling so that you do not lose your power. Many people are mis-educated about feelings, they believe that what they feel defines them and they will be stuck with that feeling.

Emotions come and go, and they do not make up who you are. For example, many people avoid feeling angry because they think that means they are an angry person or they will stay angry if they accept that feeling. Anger will pass just like joy or stress does.

In my life, I have had to distinct experience of trying to avoid feelings of vulnerability, especially in romantic relationships. I would spend so much time trying to avoid feeling vulnerable in romantic relationships because I thought that meant I was weak. I was ruled by my fear of not wanting to seem weak and powerless.

Romantic relationship may not be the area where you avoid certain feelings, for you it may be relationships with your family or friends. We all lose power in one or more of our relationships. Usually there is a specific feeling we can not tolerate experiencing and as a result we avoid and suppress that feeling.

I always was ashamed that I felt vulnerable and even tried to keep how I felt a secret from other people. But in my work as a coach, I found I was not the only one who could not tolerate feeling vulnerable. Many of my clients had the same fear.

What I have seen in my own life is that, the more I avoided the feeling of vulnerability the more it showed up. It's like that saying "what you resist persists". In the past, the more I avoided feeling vulnerable and weak the more I felt vulnerable and weak. It was when I finally accepted how I felt, embraced the feelings, and stopped seeing that as a burden that they moved through me quickly.

Many people avoid what they feel because they are scared they will be overwhelmed by what they feel and will get stuck in that emotion. But the exact opposite happens, when you accept and embrace what you feel it does not have a grip on you and keep re-occurring in your life.

Now If I am sad, hurt, or angry I accept that is what I feel. In the past I would try to intellectualize what I was feeling and push down the actual feeling. Now I say to myself "bring it on" If I am angry then I let it out (usually on a pillow), if I am sad I don't even try to hold back the tears, I let the river run. If I am scared, I say "I am really scared". There is no pretending or denying what I feel.

When you accept and embrace your feelings, you feel a sense of genuine confidence and power about yourself. You also feel much more at ease expressing your feelings with others. What is even more remarkable is that you are able to distinguish that your feelings are separate from you and they are not always aligned with your true self.

Your assignment for this week: Pick one relationship or area of your life that you have a strong fear of experiencing a certain feeling? Focus on that feeling, do not hold back, and let it out. Whatever emotion you feel, sit with it. Avoid monitoring what you are thinking, feeling, or making it wrong. A very good way of releasing emotions is to exaggerate what you feel. So if you feel really sad, think of how a child would their express sadness, and act it out in a similar way. I know this sounds silly, but it works. Children move through feelings fast because they feel it, express it, and move on. Adults avoid, deny, and repress their feelings and they get stuck with it for years.

Your Well-being And Spirituality

Your Well-being And Spirituality
By Expert Author: Sandra Tate

Spirituality is something that is very deep and personal to us all. Our well being is the general emotional feelings we have about our lives, including our careers, spiritual lives, and other personal areas. Whole life coaching is a great way to focus on our personal development in these areas. A great whole life coach will focus on what's important in your life and help you find direction and happiness in those specific areas. When you have done this, your overall happiness is improved.


It can be very difficult to feel lost or overwhelmed in your spirituality. With such a complex subject, knowing how to approach this area is frustrating. Whole life coaching can help with the personal development in the spiritual part of your life. By creating a partnership with a whole life coach who is concerned for the happiness and direction you have in your life, you are able to control the quality of your life. By determining what your personal definition of happiness is, you are able to work with your life coach to achieve that happiness.

Well Being:

Our perception of our well-being can often be directly attributed to the health of our spirituality. When we feel lost, overwhelmed or frustrated all of the time, the stress can take a huge toll on our well-being. However, this can be changed. Whole life coaching teaches individuals to create positive changes and attainable goals. By determining the approaches and methods needed to reach these goals, you can further your personal development. When you are able to master this area in your life, it will create a healthier career life, personal life, and overall well-being.


By providing whole life coaching for employees to further their personal development, employers are able to gain various benefits. When an employee is motivated in his spiritual life, it will show through in all areas of his life. A whole life coach that can help employees who desire change is an enormous benefit within a company. Employees appreciate the care given to them by their employer, and they are a happier, more successful employee. The benefits that they gain from working on their personal development and whole life coaching are massive. Not only can the employer retain better employees and have a better team, but they are able to be proud of the stronger, healthier employees.

Whole life coaching is becoming more and more popular. As an alternative for employees who are burnt out, exhausted, and who desire positive change within their lives, this is becoming very beneficial. Employers are taking the initiative to provide a trained and dedicated coach for the personal development of their employees. When they see the return that they are getting from the coach, most of them are blown away at such results. To have a team full of motivated, healthy, and happy individuals who understand the importance of goals and positive change is priceless.

Living in the Moment

Living in the Moment
By Expert Author: Shann Vander Leek

I am a big advocate of learning how to live in the flow of the moment.

Through life experience, education and awareness, I have observed three kinds of people. Those who dwell in the past, those who thrive in the moment and those who prepare for the future.

Most of us hop around from one reality to the next, but overall we are creatures of habit and tend to spend most of our time in one form of reality or another.

Past Dwellers seem to be in some sort of feedback loop. Glory days, past failures, hurt, shame and youth. Some still looking for approval, others in many cases, are Survivors. A great deal of these folks wear their inner survivor like a badge of honor.

Honestly, just because a person may have some crappy ghosts in their past does not mean they need to continue living in survival mode.

When we realize that we are special, unique, and worthy of great accomplishments, we no longer need to reside in the back story. We can start experiencing today by letting go of any attachments to our past. Forgive, leave the burden behind, allow for positive change.

When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us. -Alexander Graham Bell

Present Dwellers seem to have things figured out. They are experiencing life as it is at this very moment. They understand that TODAY is the day that matters. They get that this is the day with the greatest potential for accomplishment.

No matter where our thoughts travel, time is always Now ... Not yesterday, last week, last month, last year. It is not tomorrow, next week or next year. Time is always RIGHT NOW ...
Choosing to be in the moment allows us to maximize the opportunities of Today.

There is nothing worth more than this day! -Goethe

Future Dwellers / over-achievers, are so busy creating what they want next year, in 5 years or ten years that they seem to be bumping around from one To-Do list to the next, in order to get to the Holy Grail of rewards.

Future Dwellers tend to think multi-tasking is a special talent.

I know, I used to be that person. I could multi task like a maniac.

Oh yeah ...
Speaking from YEARS of practice in the game of DOING vs. Being.

Before learning to be present, I would send bills without postage, put a cereal boxes in the refrigerator, milk in the cupboard, and in the fit of an obsessive compulsive cleaning fury, lose half of what ever it was I put away to reduce clutter.

Thankfully, multi-tasking has become difficult. Being Present for each task is much more rewarding. Learning to ask for help is a bonus jewel.

At some point, normally during some form of early mid-life curiosity, we are supposed to figure out that life is all about the journey ... The experiences along the way that form our reality. We are supposed to know that we are here to learn more about ourselves and the world around us ... one day at a time.

We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the life that is waiting for us.
- Joseph Campbell

If any of this is resonating with you, please consider that the time is NOW to:

* Release yourself from the past and let go of the monsters under the bed.
* Allow your self to be a Human Being instead of a Human Doing.
* Let go of the ball and chain beliefs that others imprinted on your life.
* Forget about the RIGID five and ten year plan.

When you allow your self to experience this moment - You know, the one where you are thirsty and make a cup of tea and take the time to really savor and enjoy it, versus quaffing it down while paying bills, picking up the kitchen and reading the latest copy of ... insert magazine title here - you will start to understand the magic of life's little treasures.

Get on with the business of living your life today on your terms. Release yourself from fear by focusing on abundance, gratitude, opportunity and love.

You are more courageous than you know.

Channeling: Connecting with your Unseen Helplers!

Channeling: Connecting with your Unseen Helplers!
By Expert Author: Patsy Gagnon

We all possess many keys that unlock the Door to our unconsciousness and our soul.

There comes a point in everyone's life when we ask our selves the daunting questions of Who Am I? Why am I here? Where do I go when I die? The most important one is there really a God Source? We may find ourselves asking these questions early in life, after a very traumatic experience or on our death bed. I do believe we ask these questions sometime in our lives.

All it takes is to ask the questions consciously and then be open to hear the answer. You may be handed a key to open another Door. Take the Risk - Open It.

One of the keys we may be handed is to exercise our natural ability to channel.

What is Channeling? Channeling is the ability to make contact with non material realities.

Anyone can be taught how to connect with their higher self and spirit guides, to tap into the information, that huge storehouse of power and intuition that is available for the asking.

While I believe everyone has an innate ability to reach these higher realms to open oneself up to this form of inner guidance and inspiration, it does take honesty, willpower, perseverance and an uncompromising commitment.

Channeling can happen in many forms such as writing music, art, listening to an inner voice, and direct voice channeling. Once this opening to the inner world has been blazed the fog disappears and life is seen clearer and brighter.

When you learn to trust your inner voices and you follow the guidance from your higher self and your guides, great changes will occur in your life. One question is always asked by one before they begin to open to channel, I will include it here.

Q : If one wanted to open themselves up to channel and to become channels, how would they protect themselves from less positive, less life-affirming entities?

A: Before you begin to open yourself up, ask that the highest vibration or good be brought forth through you. Visualize or imagine a bright white light of love surrounding you through which only the highest vibration may penetrate. Meditate before you begin the channel to prepare yourself.

What channeling will not do for you:

Channeling will not solve all your problems, it will change you in ways that will help you change yourself. You will have to take charge of your life but the motivation to change will be there. High level guides will not tell you what to do or take over your body, nor will they control you. Channeling will not make people love you more but will make you love yourself more.

What Channeling will do for you:

Creativity is greatly enhance Guides will help you grow spiritually and gain personal power. People feel more stable, more grounded and in charge of their lives when they channel. Channeling helps you discover your life purpose.

They sometimes make a connection with you in your dreams. When you have the desire and intent to have one just ask for one and you will get one.

Kamis, 09 Juli 2009

How Dream Interpretation Can Be Used For Personal Development

How Dream Interpretation Can Be Used For Personal Development
By Expert Author: Michelle L. Green

Dreams are the most exciting and intriguing part of our day-to-day life. We all see dreams every night. But very rarely, it so happens that we are able to remember them vividly after we wake up. The subject of our dream, place, and issue related get completely lost from our memory as soon as we wake up. Yet, all of us like seeing dreams when we fall asleep.

A famous philosopher and psychologist who go by the name of Sigmund Freud did a great deal of research work on the concepts of dreams and their intimate connection with our spiritual and mental well being.

He described dreams as a state where our dreams provide us with an opportunity to detach ourselves from all the daily chores external stimuli. Freud’s studies mainly revolved around focusing on our internal emotions. He assessed the importance of interpreting our dreams so that we could know about our inner self and thought process.

Dreams allow a person to experience emotions, places and situations, which are not possible in the reality. He even justified the recurrence of some dreams, which are essentially evil, and of haunting nature. Freud reasoned the frequent occurrence of these dreams which are always present in our subconscious mind but these negative emotions are suppressed by an individual and do not surface themselves in our day to day life. But if a person abruptly wakes up after experiencing these emotions in his dreams, it forces him to reconsider and assess his inner emotions. This prevents the person from harboring any more fears, negative feelings or emotions. It also makes the person face his fears boldly rather than trying to evade them.

All of us need to have a clear understanding of our goal and ambition in life. No matter how hard an individual may try, he is not able to determine the course of his life. At such moments, dreams often act as our saviors. Detailed research reveals that several people affirmed the occurrence of signal dreams, which guided them and showed viable solutions to various issues, which were troubling them in their conscious state.

Some people do not believe in the concept of dreams or the amount of impact that they can have on a person’s life. Such people generally are afraid to face themselves and have no sense of self-awareness. Even though they see dreams, but refuse to acknowledge them as a result of the observations of our subconscious mind.

According to Freud, each dream implies two meanings- the manifested and the latent. The manifested meaning is generally a superficial one, which may seem pretty vague and useless. Most of the people generally prefer to interpret a dream based on the superficial meaning and shun it as a frivolous one. But they fail to interpret its hidden meaning, which may actually serve to solve their problems.

Interpretation of this hidden meaning of the dream can be pretty easy by following some steps, such as our dreams are composed of two or more of our issues with only the place of occurrence being displaced.

It has also been observed that people who do not experience any kind of dreams in their childhood or adolescence grow up to be more frustrated, agitated and easily give up when faced by any challenging task.

The prime reason for this kind of trend is that such people generally miss out on the chance to interpret or assess their inner self on the basis of their dreams. And any person who fails to know himself, bond with his inner conscience cannot expect to win over the world and be successful in life. Learn more on how to understand your dreams. Realizing your goals can be accomplished by understanding your dreams and how to use them.

Just What If... What Then?

Just What If... What Then?
By Expert Author: Theresa Twogood

Just what if everything we knew about the universe and the world around us was completely wrong, what then?

Just what if God wanted our faith to be unparalleled, radically unequaled and unable to be proven or disproved by so-called modern scientific evidence, what then?

Just what if we paused for a moment and asked the question that is on all of our minds, ‘why does science feel it necessary to disprove faith? Faith doesn’t wish to disprove science, what then?

Just what if science was able to prove the religious leaning view of some sort of ‘connectivity’ between humans? In other words, we humans are more connected to each other than we are separate, what then?

Just what if we were so bold and unscientific as to offer our reason and proof of the truth of ‘connectivity’ by illuminating the fact that whenever humans attempt to hurt another, they most times end up hurting themselves more, what then?

Just what if we all were granted a ‘God’s view’ or a ‘moment of clarity’ and we all came to the understanding that everything we do and/or will do while in this life was just a series of trials and tests to mold and prepare us for the next world, what then?

Just what if for a moment God stopped time and revealed Himself plainly to us and said, ‘I don’t care if you continue to blame Me for all of this mess. You may continue if you wish, however, understand that it won’t help get you to where you want to be’. If so, what then?

Just what if we could ask God just one question that He would answer plainly to us; could God answer it easily by saying, you didn’t receive because you didn’t ask or you didn’t ask right’, if so what then?

Just what if all the small details didn’t matter one way or the other to God; what if He only wanted us to acknowledge Him and to ask of Him, ‘fatherly assistance’ for whatever we were currently experiencing, what then?

Just what if God reminded us to maintain the fragile balance of prayer for ourselves and prayers for others. God wants us praying more for others in need than for ourselves? Why? Because He already knows what we need and has already promised to provide for us. However, this doesn’t mean that we should not pray for ourselves, simply pray more for others. If we did, what then?

Just what if it became known to us, that by doubting the meanings and promises of God, it was considered as affront to calling our parents liars, to their face, what then?

Just what if in the blink of an eye, it became common knowledge that the reason some people disbelieve God and His rules is because their doubt becomes a pass or an excuse to do as they wish. What then?

Just what if we discovered that our disbelief, skepticism and irreverent thoughts on prayer, as well as our doubting of God, was found to actually block the flow of essential miracles and ‘Godly intervention’ for us and the entire world, what then?

Just what if we spent a whole lifetime wanting more and more to ad nauseam, as well as ‘needing’ things to be, just a certain way before we could begin doing what God wanted us to do, what then?

Just what if there was an abundance of gratuitous pain and suffering, all around us? What if we didn’t stop to pray about it or even take a moment to console another? What if we didn’t because we were more focused on convincing God that we needed a ‘second home’ at the lake for weekends or for some other ‘more’, what then?

Just what if we all were too busy counting the things we didn’t have in relation to others rather than thanking God for all the blessings He has already granted unto us, what then?

Just what if all that happens to us and to the world around us, is nothing more than a big game of Divine hide and go seek with sets of tests and trials to mold and prepare us for what is to comes next? What then?

Just what if we were to completely apperceive that God has a calculated process to bring all things around to the way He wants and we needn’t worry about the process because that just isn’t our job, then what?

Just what if we were to understand that our God is the kind of God that gave us all the rules and when we didn’t follow the rules He sent His Son to pay the penalty for our rule breaking, what then?

Just what if we conscientiously made the decision to stop listening to the philosophy and ‘modern science’ of this world and focused more on God’s words, meanings and promises, what then?

Just what if one day we found it easy to all say, ‘not my will, but your will be done Lord,’ and truly meant it, what then?

Just what if all at once mankind would come to remember that it is how we forgive another as to how God is to forgive us, what then?

Just what if I was so emboldened as to purposely catechize life from diametrical and diverging ‘what ifs’? No need to ever be offended by the results or by ‘it’; for ‘it’ is the subjunctive mood I am sporting that leads to such revealing, what then’s?

A Servant's Heart

A Servant's Heart
By Expert Author: Alyice Edrich

Do you have a servant’s heart? Has God blessed you with the insight to see the needs of others and reach out in compassion and understanding even when they, themselves, cannot reach out and ask for help?

Four years ago I had the rare opportunity to not only reach out and touch a few lives, but to be blessed in return. I say rare because in my own experience, it’s either been one or the other - not both at the same time. I used to believe that it was because giving and receiving at the same time would take the focus off what God intended for us, or the other party, to learn.

But that year, as I was fulfilling God’s desire for me to serve others, God sent others to act as servants to my family. And you know what I learned? Humbling yourself to receive God’s blessings is just as important as humbling yourself to give God’s blessings to others. Whether you give or you receive, you must first humble yourself before the Lord and let His will take precedence over your circumstances, your emotions, your finances, and your actions.

It doesn’t matter what you own, how much money you have in the bank, how talented or educated you are, or how many people you know. If God calls you to have a servant’s heart, He will make a way for you to accomplish what He has put on your heart to do.

A servant’s heart has more to do with your relationship with God than it has to do with your desire to be recognized for your good deeds. Having a servant’s heart is one the most beautiful expressions of love I know because it’s showing your love to another human being by simply being who God intended you to be. It’s about seeing a need and fulfilling it without any strings attached. It’s about making yourself uncomfortable so that someone else can be comfortable. It’s about showing Christ’s love through your actions and your words. And finally, it’s about touching the lives of those around you with such a gentle kindness that your act will be remembered for years to come.

You might think a check to pay a bill will solve someone’s problem but that might not be what God wants you to do. God may want you to teach that person how to budget his income so that he’s not in the same boat next month. You might think a prayer is all that is needed but God might want you spend some quality time with that person. You might think a having a garage sale to remove clutter from someone’s life will help her get more focused but God might want you to help that person reorganize her life by ministering to her soul while you weed through her material possessions. It’s all a matter of God-perspective, not man-perspective.

Taking the time to listen to what God wants you to do, humbling yourself to do what He has called you to do, and then faithfully following His orders regardless of how uncomfortable it makes you is truly what a servant’s heart is all about. It’s selfless love at its best and God couldn’t ask for a better gift or testimony of your relationship with Him. So pay attention when God calls you to serve others. Listen with your heart, not your mind and ask yourself, “Is this what God wants me to do or is this what I think should be done?”

Top Benefits Of Visualization

Top Benefits Of Visualization
By Expert Author: Kageni Pierce

Creative visualization techniques help intensify clarity and focus to help you bring into your life that which is desirable. This is called deliberate creation.

As one of the most important tenets of the Law of Attraction, positive visualization is simple yet not as easy to implement on a consistent basis.

Some of the benefits of visualization that you will begin to encounter as you make this practice an integral part of your life are:

1. Increased great health

The Law of Mind Action will work in your favor if you fill yourself with images of a happy, healthy self. Surrounding yourself with energetic, vibrant images fills you with that same kind of energy. If you are depressed and unmotivated to exercise, you do not help yourself by filling yourself with gloomy thoughts of how hard it is to exercise. Cut out a picture of a vibrant healthy person that you feel happy to see. Put it where you can see it often throughout the day. Visualize yourself in that manner. Feel it as if already happened. Take one simple action, like going for a walk. Continue to image yourself as that energetic, heathful person. Never relent -- that is the mistake most people make, then say it doesn't work.

2. Money increase

Most people want more money. Whether people want to publicly admit that or not, it seems to be the case anyway, if you are a keen observer of humans. Few people believe they have enough, even though they might pay lip service to that statement. The truth is that your financial abundance is determined your beliefs. There are many people making six figure incomes that are even more broke than those on welfare. Why? Because lack is a state of mind. When you spend more than you have, you are exhibiting a lack mentality. Visualizing yourself financially heatlhy will surprise you how you will start to get incredibly creative to attract more money. Feel the sense of being abundantly blessed.

3. Attract and keep love

One of the greatest benefits of visualization is that you feel a sense of being powerful. You can create what you desire. Many people have wondered if unscrupulous people can use visualization to create evil, for example attract a person that "belongs" to someone else. The fact is, you can. That is, if that other person is not strongly rooted in their relationship. The universe however will give you what your energy level truly matches. There is no fooling around. So if you wanted one thing and got another, examine how you really, truly felt about your desire. Did you have guilt? Worry? Did you secretly dread having that desire come to fruition?

4. Attract your dream man/woman

What does your dream partner look like? It has been said that "we attract who we are". In other words, who we end up with will match our thoughts and our feelings. Sometimes this is tough to swallow, but the same people who complain about it are the same ones who wonder why they are not happy with who they have attracted. Yet the very idea of choosing to remain unconcious does nothing but bring more of the same unwanted results.

Have a clear mental image of your desired partner. Use the different visualization techniques to imprint it in your mind. Always remember, hardly will you attract a partner that does not match up to your vibrational energy of your thoughts and feelings.

5. Get your desired body weight

Writing a movie script of the day you wake up at your desired body weight is a great visualization technique for this one.

6. Attract the right job

Never be stuck doing work that does not inspire you, pay you what you know you are worth, or one that puts unnecessary stress on your body. Remember, stress is a major cause of increased ill health. Therefore, see yourself in your perfect job. There are always people who will enjoy doing what you dislike. So visualize yourself daily in your desired perfect job.

7. Manifest your material desires

For some reason, many people seem ashamed to publicly admit that they desire material stuff. There is nothing wrong with wanting to attract a big beautiful home, if that is what you truly desire. The key thing is to make sure you are free of guilt and judgement. Always remember that material things are a representation of universal abundance. It is up to you to decide when a desired thing does not serve your higher purpose.

8. Behavioral change, such as to stop smoking

You can use a vision board as a visualization tool very effectively to help you stop undesirable behaviour, such as smoking, chewing your nails etc. What seems to work best though is putting up pictures that represent a positive outcome, rather than a "stop doing this" message. For example, a picture of fresh clean environment denoting clean air would be great.

Bottom line, benefits of visualization far outweigh doing nothing. A key thing to remember when visualizing:
Always be aware of how you feel. This is key. It is also the reason many people get frustrated and claim it doesn't work. How you feel will determine your results. If you aren't feeling good (and all the feelings that can be closely associated with good), then find something to visualize that will cause you to feel good.

Number Chanting

Number Chanting
By Expert Author: Sean M. Clarke

According to the science of Spirituality, chanting is the recommended foundation of spiritual practice in the current era i.e. the era of strife. Chanting can be done with the aim to progress spiritually or as a healing tool, or both. Chanting for spiritual growth is done according to the religion of birth and one of the ways to assist oneself in the process of healing from physical and mental disease is number chanting.

What are Number Chants?

Number chants are specific numbers which have been found out and confirmed through spiritual research, that when repeated alleviate specific symptoms caused by negative energies. Number chanting is basically to be done as a remedial measure. For example, by repeating the number ‘61’ dryness of skin caused due to distress by ghosts is overcome.

The Advantages of Number Chanting

An advantage of this remedy is that it is more universal and easy to undertake, especially for those who cannot repeat the Name of God for any reason (either because they are atheists or simply do not have the interest to grow spiritually but do want to get better).

How does the number chant work?

• Good health is a state of predominance of the subtle basic sattva (purity and knowledge) component in the various organs and systems of our body. Any illness basically entails an increase in subtle basic raja-tama component with a concomitant decrease in subtle sattva component. The specific number chant generates purity and restores this imbalance caused in a particular symptom to normal, thereby removing the symptom.

• Each number chant corresponds to a specific principle or a specific aspect of God. By chanting that number, that particular deity principle or aspect of God is invoked; this in turn acts as a divine medicine to combat the influence of the ghost responsible for the particular symptom.

• Keep in mind that if one were to directly chant the Name of God one would get greater benefit.

The recommended quantity and time for chanting

It is recommended that one should perform this remedy on a daily basis. The amount of time per day can be decided according to the severity of the symptoms.

• For mild afflictions: 1-2 hours per day in a single session or in a number of sessions.

• Moderate: 3-4 hours or more.

• Severe: Do the remedy for as long as possible every day even after the symptoms have disappeared.

The effect of Number Chant combined with other spiritual measures
It is advisable to complement the number chants with frequent prayer and nyaas whenever possible. This helps to channelise the specific spiritual energy generated from the chanting to specific spiritual energy centre (Kundalini chakra) from where it is disseminated, to the organs receiving spiritual energy from the spiritual energy centre.

One should continue the chanting while engaged in other routine physical activity like exercising, taking a shower, cooking, eating etc.

The role of faith in number chanting

Faith helps, but one can still derive benefit from number chanting even if one does not have faith in it. This is akin to the fact that one does not need faith in an aspirin to derive the benefit of the aspirin. So also, number chanting is a spiritual medicine and one will derive benefit by putting it into practice whether one has faith in it or not.


Many seekers of God doing spiritual practice have experienced and are experiencing the relief from symptoms of illness by chanting the number chant.

One can gain the benefits of spiritual healing by doing these simple chants oneself, however, we do recommend that one continues with one’s medication as prescribed by one’s doctor and practice number chanting to speed up one’s recovery and healing.

Ailments such as eczema, cold, fever, mouth ulcers, asthma etc that have the root cause in the spiritual realm can be overcome by Number Chanting along with regular medication.

Use Your Mind To Uncover The Mysteries Of Mental Law

Use Your Mind To Uncover The Mysteries Of Mental Law
By Expert Author: Donald Yates

Life is a mystery
And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all [these] things are done in parables:

Laws of physics which dominate the real world are a mystery to most people. Many unseen actions take place around us every second yet they are accepted without any consideration or reflection as they operate within our experience. These are the unexplained phenomenon’s of life in which we take no notice. A leaf moves as an unseen breeze passes, a lamp lights as unseen electricity flows through it and the world is illuminated and warmed by a sun that is always ready to provide light and heat.

Things perceived are things conceived
While there are many things perceived to be mysterious to the mind, there is nothing mysteries in revelations of truth but undiscovered even truth becomes a mystery. Only when truth is illuminated and understood, does it become a guiding light to the soul. Truths understood, are the building blocks upon which all of humanity stands.

Who uncovers the validly in truth but people of vision, mystics, philosophers, people who dare to seek out and dispel the laden mysteries of darkness. Even in this modern world, our civilization continues on the discoveries of great visionaries. They envisioned the future, taught Spiritual Revaluations and Laws of truth that continue to govern mankind and the Universe.

A Universal Law revealed
These same great people revealed a Universal Law that flowed from the Heavens and affected all of mankind. Who were these men of old who first realized that Spirit Alone was their teacher and they were without question, instructed by God? Only Spirit could have reviled such great tidings as such taught to these men. What part of their mentality could arrived at such profound conclusions and not conclude God alone governs all?

In later times, great religious leaders revealed to civilization their degree of spiritual visions as they caught passing glimpses into an Ultimate Reality. No doubt, their wisdom must have come from Spirit for no living soul could have revealed to them what they knew and quite possibility, even they themselves didn’t realize why they knew.

It is all for the pleasure of God
And God having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself subjects us to His purpose. We are not only subjects of the laws of God we are, transpiring law. Because mankind has dominance over all things on earth we, impose law onto nature.

Turning toward nature
In this setting, mankind has turned toward nature and compelled it to surrender its forces and powers. As mankind discovered and harnessed such laws as electric energy he devised huge turbines to catch and control the power in water, steam and wind to drive them. He extracted petrol from the earth to power automobiles to make life easer, in the end mankind made nature obey his will and forgot from where it came. Man never invented, he discovered the force in machines that would do his labor and he drove them to built long ribbons of highway for accommodating his automobile. As mankind plunges forward, constructing miraculous civilizations he also discovers destructive forces in nature for which he manipulates so he may force his will upon others. But in all of man’s grandeur, in all his accomplishments, he has not been able to conquered his own soul. He has become blinded and in his darkened state he has lost his way and now he revels in his own misconception of the meaning of life.

Even as mankind searches for satisfaction through material objects of his own self-interested he exposes spiritual relevance in his experience. He also reveals many timeless truths that reveals in us a Supreme truth and Living Presence in which we cannot deny.

The significance of life
For many people the search for extracting an importance from Life is based on suspicions and misconceptions that fear controls the inner man. The fact is, every philosophy, religion and individual belief embraces a truth that fear is no more than a misconception and has no basis in reality. Fear is a warning of pending possibilities not a reasoning for avoidance. It is in hope that fear diminishes in the presence of possibilities and opportunities. The mind grasps hope as its foundation for being; hope in the unseen things of the future and its possibilities of discovery.

True men of vision reach beyond human thought to sense the true purpose of God. One might ask, "How do we know if God has a purpose for us?" Consistency in confession reveals that over the years prophets have detected and taught the same truths. The uniformity in these revelations has brought a since of knowing when truth prevails.

Is there only one Truth
It is true that all revelations result in an awareness that there is but one ultimate reality. Could this Ultimate Reality be here now? If only we could detect it, through our limited senses. But alas we can not. The creator of the Universe chooses to be obscure in order to invoke faith in mankind. But wait, if I could only see, talk to, hear God I would truly believe. Ahaa, with exposure there would be no faith for it is faith that drives man to seek answers.

Do not follow evil
Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God. And so it goes, one must believe in and seek God before experiencing His presence. Evil is mans due and has no place in the presence of God. Those who believe in a God who consciously works in and through man, surrenders to His omnipresence.

They understand that the Kingdom of God is their condition and they are engulfed in His being as a fish is in water; it only needs to be recognized. As the Spirit of God is within so is the soul of man.

Happy Trails

A New and Unique Philosophy?

A New and Unique Philosophy?
By Expert Author: Theresa Twogood

I must admit that for whatever reason, this week has me feeling as if I am in a ‘funk’. I am not sure if it is all the dopey way people have been acting and/or thinking lately, or if I’m just coming down with something. Either way, and none the less I am in a ‘funk’, therefore, please pardon if I offend, that is not my intention now or ever. Also, please pardon the length of this article; it is required to demonstrate completely what I wish to highlight.

I found it rather interesting this week that all the major media services have begun to report that gasoline prices are raising even higher, each and every day and this may signal a lot of trouble and problems to come. We didn’t really need them to tell us this however, while they continue to report the obvious; you and I can detect and learn of a ‘new’ underlying philosophy hiding under and spreading across the globe along with the increasing of oil prices.

You may not have heard of it, nor had the misfortunate to come into contact with the ‘new philosophy’, so I will attempt to explain it to you. Now I could just blurt it out, however, you would not understand me completely and therefore you would move on to other more interesting, and easier to understand articles to read. Therefore I have broken down this ‘new philosophy’ into how four different groups of people with each of their unique versions or spin of this ‘new philosophy’ are infecting the overall ‘thought of the moment’.

A good portion of adults have begun to notice that they are getting larger and larger in size. When they weight themselves they can plainly see that they are now a member of the over-weight club. This causes a great deal of emotional distress and uncomfortableness along with the discomfort of tight fitting clothes. [Please don’t misunderstand me, not everyone that is overweight has their version of the following ‘new philosophy’. Also, not every overweight person is overweight because of their actions or inaction.] This group’s version of the ‘new philosophy’ goes something like this while in conversion with experts on overweight issues; they say ‘give me some ‘diet’ that allows me to remain in my usual inactive lifestyle, while eating the same if not a bit more of my favorite foods and snacks’. This group’s version is simply, ‘I want a miracle cure now, however, not a real solution that involves any effort and/or moderation and personal responsibility’. Again, not all overweight people believe this, however, the group that do, is growing larger everyday in more than just dress sizes. Just as a bad attitude has the effect of a spreading wildfire, so does this dopey way of thinking.

The next group is College graduates. A large portion, no not all again, has begun to exercise their version of the ‘new philosophy’ and it goes like this. ‘Don't even think of offering me a job with an average starting wage, don’t expect me to grow in understanding as well as in pay grade with greater knowledge and as I learn the ropes of this new position’! Just pay me like the CEO and if that’s not possible I understand. However, you will then just have to give me the winning numbers for next week’s lottery drawing’! Simply put, ‘I have learned everything there is to know, I am a know-it-all and will not stand to be educated by anyone any further. I will not start out a career and work myself up the ‘corporate ladder’ and pay scale, I will not ‘sacrifice’ any of my nights or weekends while in training because I don’t do training and lastly, just pay me like the top person of this company, and pay me right now’! Again, not all however a rather large percentage does hold to this version of the ‘new philosophy’. This is also the very same group that has learned to dismiss any bad behavior with examples of other-worst bad behavior.

The next group is the non-graduated and other various ‘up and coming’ levels of educated as well as those who drop out before completing various requirements. This group’s version of the ‘new philosophy’ is: ‘let’s come up with the most outlandish, over-the-top, immoral, hurtful, ridiculous activity that we can film with our video camera or phone camera! Then we will upload it to Youtube and we will get rich and famous all at the same time and never have to work another day in our lives’. Simply put, ‘give me money, fame, and even more fortune for my utterly unworthy contribution and reckless behavior under the guise of ‘humor’. After all this is the time of reality shows and instant fame and fortune, and so ‘get out of my way, I want mine and I want it now’!

This group has hit upon one very valid point however. We as a people have learned to forget what a person did to get to the position of fame and fortune they now hold. It’s as if once you get it, by any means possible, the method and means is quickly forgotten and you gain unearned, undeserved respect along with your new found fortune. This has got to stop! We need to hold people to creditability standards once again. Simple fame does not or should not ever equal respect.

The last and the most destructive group is the pseudo-religious camp. This group goes around doing actions that THEY one, say and ADMIT are totally offensive to God. Two, these actions are considered and understood to be a sin in God’s eyes. This group however, instead of having any true contrition and guilt of wrong doing, and instead of taking any action to prevent the re-occurrence of the said action, they boldfacely display their wrong actions until approached by another wishing to assist them to see the ‘error of their ways’. Then this group protests loudly and responds, ’you aren’t suppose to judge me, and just because you have pointed out my fault you are a negative person and even a threat to me and to my way of life’. Simply put, they hold to the misconceived tarradiddle dribble that, ‘God loves me even if I continue to do wrong actions under my control, over and over again even if I am not one bit contrite’. The ‘icing on the cake’ is that they PLAN to do the wrong doing or to continue in the action again and again with no thought of changing or stopping’! They continue to say, ‘God doesn’t punish wrongdoers, He doesn’t wish for anyone in error to come into the light of contrition and put a stop to their wrong doing’. ‘No, He doesn’t detest the action or wrong doing. ‘It is all a simple matter of personal perspective’! What a bunch of slobbering dribble!

Lately, anyone who would point out this group’s version of the ‘new philosophy’ as wrong and an action to resist and stop at once are called a threat, a bad, negative and hateful person. Even some of the new ‘hate crime’ laws could now apply to anyone pointing out the ‘error of this group’s ways’!

This group isn’t made up of just one type or another but rather a wide and varying type of people and behavior. The whole misconceived error that God loves a person no matter whatever they do is the root of the trouble. No, God only loves those who come before Him with complete contrition and repentance with the fore-thought of changing the behavior in question. With full contrition and repentance (which infers change or the ceasing of doing the wrong) God’s is then full of mercy! If one goes around taunting God with their actions and this misconceived error, they will find that they are on the fast track to where they do not want to be and to total separation from God and His people! Separation does not infer any hateful fore-thought or intention to separate. Do not allow this religious version of the ‘new philosophy’ to infect your children; for it will only equal more dissatisfaction and a life of pain and separation. Irregardless of religious denomination, the truth and not the misconceived lie applies to all religions and religious denominations and even to those who live their lives the way they think ‘A God’ would want, outside of any formed church or religious denomination or group! Lastly, do not make the fatal error, or allow another to dismiss your words by quickly claiming, that the above discussion of the truth falls anywhere under the ‘work-righteousness’ umbrella. I am not inferring anyone to ‘work away’ any sin or making oneself more desirable to God by actions or any inaction outside of faith and contrition. No, only with full contrition and repentance of ALL wrong doing are we gathered up and embraced by God.

After examining the four groups and their various versions of the ‘new philosophy’ can you now understand how I found it interesting and disturbing that this was quickly becoming the new ‘normal’. ‘The new philosophy’ says that it is okay to want a change of something, however, do not provide any effort or action to change a situation to a more pleasing disposition.

Now I am sure you are also wondering how all this has any connection the current problem of rising gasoline prices. As I have stated before, the very same ‘new philosophy’ has even crept into the current ‘thought’ over the new gas price war, allow me to explain.

In the four groups detailed, the over all theme was, a want a change, however, I won’t do anything or offer anything to bring about the change. We all want much lower gas prices and we all want it now. However, we don’t want anyone to attempt to correct the problem by creating more oil and in turn more fuel, increasing the supply and driving the prices down in our supply and demand economy. ‘Nope! Don’t drill here, there or anywhere close to my neighborhood. Don’t even think of drilling over there because of some ‘protected’ insect or fish or maybe some other lower level life form resides there. Just lower the gas prices-now’!

When things are as bad as they are now, rightful and conscience people make the choice to do the ‘worst of two evils’. Some lower, yet valuable, life form can not and should not be held to be ‘more valuable’ than our way of life and the greater good of our Country and the good it does for mankind over all!

I want you to understand this ‘new philosophy’ is as dangerous as it is ridiculous. We must understand that our country runs on transportation, i.e. various forms of gasoline and the interrelatedness and/or contingent upon what it does for our economy. Our children could have to learn to do without a lot of fresh produce as well as without as much food period! Why? Because their parents, the store owners, the food suppliers, the food distributors, food growers, the food pickers all need gasoline and/or are affected when our economy uses and provides more or less gasoline!

The most dangerous possibility of the current problem is that our military has the job to protect us and our country. If they don’t have enough gasoline (diesel) they can’t protect us. Planes, tanks, armored vehicles, troop carriers and so on, all need various forms of gasoline. If another country decided to invade the US from the south, our military may not have the resources to protect and to chase back the invaders. Our military may be forced to draw back to ‘a center point’ to re-group resources, and allow a few southern states to go in an attempt to be able to save the bulk of the US! This is a scary possibility.

Now, just as I am no theologian with any formal religious instruction, I have no position of authority with our Government and I say what I do without any insider information from the Government or our military. Anyone who has studied the ways and means of the past two-hundred years of history and military action can infer the problems I highlighted above. It is a real possibility and threat to the overall way we live! This means that it is a threat to our country-the United States of America! It’s not clever rhetoric and magniloquence, it’s a fact. Everything in our supply and demand economy is inter-related and co-dependent upon each other. Any significant change or decrease in one area causes a decrease and change across the board. Something as seemingly indifferent as a large percentage of campers not paying the Federal camping fees or park fees, means a lot less money in one part of the Federal government and it will effect the over all Federal government as well as various local economies!

When one sits and ponders, the effects of our current fuel shortage, irregardless of whether it is a ‘true shortage’ of actual production or simply a shortage due to price and expense, it is very chilling and could be the reason why you and I will be feeling as if we are in a ‘funk’ for quite some time! It truly is scary and nothing to laugh or smile about.

Now, is this dopey ‘new philosophy’ really all that new? Could it be simple old-fashioned laziness with a new coat of paint along with a sense of individual entitlement? The results of the ‘new philosophy’ could be the results of all of us having to learn to do without and to do everything in a very different way, very soon. Remember from past problems and history we have learned that how we as a people respond and how we either take or don’t take action determines how our economy and our way of life will be tomorrow. We are Americans, the proudest people on this planet for a reason. We have created more, while the rest do without more!

Nothing that is worth anything to anyone is ever free or easy, and it doesn’t come without hard work and serious sacrifice. Please recognize the roots of this destructive and counter-productive ‘new philosophy’ and dopey thinking. Wherever it pokes its head, call it what it is and identify it for those who missed it! Please be bold enough to set the record straight. Even if you are singled out as a hateful person, still attempt to set the record straight. Why? Because when we do we are insuring our tomorrow to the way we all want it to continue to be. Then just maybe soon, and without a great deal or much further personal sacrifice, we all will be so very fortunate once again because of smart minds, strong backs and a God who smiles down on us with favor.

What is Taoism?

What is Taoism?
By Expert Author: Sandra Prior

More a philosophy than a religion, Taoism is concerned with finding a balance between the way we live our lives and the demands life places on us. Translated literally as ‘The Way’, following the Tao means practicing a form of ‘minimal’ action called the ‘wu wei’. This is described in Taoism as the practice of going against the stream not by struggling against it and thrashing about, but by standing still and letting the stream do all the work. Thus the sage knows that relative to the river, he still moves against the current.

To the outside world the sage appears to take no action, but in fact he takes action long before others ever foresee the need for action. In other words, Taoism is a form of passive resistance, of making sure you are prepared for every eventuality and going with the flow as things happen.

The Tao of Browsing

Use your Online Time Effectively

That may mean taking ten minutes to make a note of what you intend to do when you get online, but that time will be tripled in terms of results.

Check your Mail less Often

Your workflow and focus on the task in hand will be interrupted by constantly checking for new mail. Get into a pattern where the first thing you do online is check your mail. Decide which can be binned and which need attention. Get offline and compose your replies, then send them off next time you reconnect. Now forget it – with one small change in your routine you’ve significantly reduced the amount of clutter in your life.

Follow the Footsteps of the Masters

Using search engines is recommended for finding more obscure material, but your first stop should always be hierarchical index. Why? Because someone else has already done the hard work for you. Concentrate on browsing, rather than searching.

Not everything needs to be Done Straight Away

Prioritize activities for the appropriate time. Search for material when your energy levels and concentration are at their peak level (usually when your online session starts). Bookmark the interesting stuff in a folder – then take a break. When you return, you can start browsing through your booty, feeling refreshed.

Use Waiting Time Effectively

We all know the Net is slower than we all want it to be – so turn it into an advantage. Save up tasks that will tie up your connection, like long FTP sessions, for a time of the day when the Net is going to be faster and phone charges cheaper. Set your client to retrieve the file, then go and do something else away from your computer. Trying to browse while you are downloading will increase the time it takes to transfer to your hard drive, while staring at the status bar is simply a waste of your energy.

Resist Materialism

Banner advertising slows down your connection and tempts you to divert from your path. Remove them by running a program that prevents banner displays.

Bigger is not Necessarily Better

Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox are the most popular browsers but they are also bloated and buggy. Taoism preaches that the path to enlightenment begins within the self, and free will is an important component in this. Try a smaller, speedier browser like Opera, or another. Your computer will love you for it.

Know Yourself

By now you’ve probably established a predictable pattern in your online life. Use this to your advantage and organize your bookmarks or favorites by adding folders that categorize your interests, file bookmarks you use frequently and delete those you don’t.

Opt Out

Most of the spam in your mailbox is self inflicted. Remove yourself from mailing lists that have little of interest to say and remove newsgroups that are flooded with nonsense. If you must keep up with developments afterwards, check the list’s archive on the Web and search through Usenet. Make sure you use a program to automatically remove junk mail. But don’t make the mistake of removing yourself from our online newsletter; otherwise you’ll never achieve Net Nirvana.

Switch Off your Computer

If you’re tired, turn it off. If you’re bored, don’t bother turning it on in the first place. Go for a walk, get out with your mates, or read a book. Channel your energies into positive activity – that way, when you want to go online, you’ll enjoy it.

New Age Alteration Of Self And Practicality

New Age Alteration Of Self And Practicality
By Expert Author: Donald Yates

False shadows hide truth
So, you have looked into yourself and found but a shadow of truth hiding behind a false persona. And what are you but a busy, unhinged consciousness with drifting moods and obsessions. Your floundering outward self is prone to whims of feverish changes of interest, filled with apathy, and arguments and irrational impulses. But you hide it well and even a trained psychologist would mistake you for a matured person of stature.

The search for self
In your search for self, you have exposed, buried deep within your inner most sanctuary, a person who is not totally practical and refuses to be satisfied by a busy lifestyle of interacting with normal men. Now your soul is exposed, naked, hungering for a closer relationship with a spiritual presence within a vast and cold Universe. This idea, this longing, is so foreign to your surface consciousness, yet it holds a familiarity which you have entertained throughout your life. You are now faced with your true self whose existence you always took for granted. In the back of your mind you have always known it was there when it surfaced in its scattered expressions. “Art thou but a man as any other man or at thou a spirit drifting in outer-space?”

This climb up the mountain of self-knowledge, said the Victorine mystics, is the necessary prelude to all illumination. Only at its summit do we discover, as Dante did, the beginning of the pathway to Reality.

Is A lonely journey
There is a journey so obscure yet so profound that it is examine by many but understood by few. It is a journey of self examination where man and spirit becomes one in truth It is pursued by few, for it is a lonely and painstaking journey, a strenuous test of courage and strength. In our world, most people prefer to live in darkness, comfortable in their ignorance, safe from inspection. They hide behind their more obvious characteristics which is only a covering of the naked truth. Most people buckle and fail in their attempt to find complete self-knowledge for there are only a privileged few are strong enough to stand up to its reality. Yes, only a few can bear to delve into their inner self and contemplate what they find there. They risk standing face to face with a vision so strange and terrible it challenges sanity and brings awe and remorse in its awakening.

Venture into spirit
The life of those who dare to venture into the spirit are changed for ever for there is a conversion of the deepest and most drastic sense where you are forced into a new reality. Your perception towards yourself becomes a truth of your existence. When you truly knew yourself – a vision appears of your weaknesses, constantly at the mercy of a merciless environment. True motives are exposed, inspected and measured against eternal values. Hidden unknown self-indulgences surface as irrational loves and hates of a life born of compliancy. You must take action now to redefine your total self, and become, perhaps for the first time, a practical being.

Take the challenge
For those who accept the challenge comes a point in time where they realize that they have done all they can in their pursuit and then all once it becomes clear, at last, they have uncovered their own direction. But it is you who seeks and is now in touch with a different, deeper being containing a ceaseless spark of energy. Here your passion becomes energized and becomes the agent of all your links with Reality. You have been told and read about its possibilities and now you meet it with full force and you no longer hesitate because you know for a fact that it is a power beyond comprehension.

My God! what next? What possibilities await a soul stepping from the darkness? How do you go about reinventing yourself? What future do you have? Changes are in store? Adjustments to be made? Most of all, will this self-disclosure involve those around you?

To find inner spirit
You will notice, in time, as you become familiar with your new self, your state of mind is improved, colors are crisper, sounds sharper, and the sweet taste of success is on your tongue. With this new heightened recollection comes a consciousness which unfolds into an attitude which demands that you comply. This new attitude conflicts sharply with the old you and its consciousness and attitude which you have embraced as appropriate in the past. Now this old attitude appears childish, unworthy, and by all definitions, absurd.

Trouble lies ahead
But wait, by taking this first conscious step to become engaged in a new reality you are immediately brought head on into an alarming realization of disharmony so surreal it leaves you with a feeling of uneasiness, and confusion by its certainty. You will never again need anyone to point out a need to seek your inner self or to pursue materialistic things. Now you have only to focus upon the game of life and challenge of success.

There are times when you think you can not endure but the spirit is strong and this new you with its new attitude persists. All the while an internal force becomes stronger and a new power grows. Over and over you slide back to your old self then it becomes obvious, something more than a simple knowing is needed. How are you going to adjust to this new perception of the world? After all this is an old game in which you have played all your life and you have become conditioned into thinking bad habits were normal actions.

Become aware of self.
You must develop an awareness, a newness of certain qualities and perceptions as you leave the old you behind. Now, suddenly you are in a new game which demands a freshness in actions and an alertness different then you have ever experienced. Your thoughts are confused, your mental powers are stubborn and your mind refuses to respond.

You must become unmoved in your fight for spiritual truth because anything less will not suffice as you undertake this drastic metamorphosing of character which is needed to prepare your consciousness for participation in practicality.

Awake to a new self
Rise up, open your eyes to the truth of your inner self. It harbors no habits or desires, nothing but freedom from oppression in spiritual truth. You must awaken now to the fact there is disharmony between the world and your unchangeable spirit buried deep within. Feel your spirit slowly beginning to assert itself in your hours of meditation as it rises up toward the light and truth. You must come to a harmonization of spirit and world so you can declare a peace of mind and freedom of spirit. Defy worldly longings and old instincts that lay on the surface of the outer man because if you don’t there will be no peace and you will experience nothing but conflict throughout your life.

Happy Trails

What Causes Dreams?

What Causes Dreams?
By Expert Author: Michael McGrath

The query what causes dreams is often asked but hardly ever properly answered. There are several scientifically based and metaphysical theories as to what causes dreams. However, no-one really knows why it happens!

Neither do we know what causes dreams to be pleasant or frightening.

Some scientists believe nightmares are a way of dealing with internal worrisome thoughts and feelings or deep-seated fears. What causes these dreams to become nightmarish is the need to release everyday pressures.

Sigmund Freud believed that what causes dreams were repressed or suppressed wants and desires which are normally consciously hidden due to their forbidden nature.

Freud believed that what causes dreams were these unexpressed wants which took symbolic form in dreams in order that a human being could experience them in a safe environment.

Other, metaphysical, views of what causes dreams propose that what is being dreamed about is the opposite of what is happening in the life of the dreamer.

Different countries and cultures throughout the centuries have often believed different things about what causes dreams. For example, Aborigines, differ in their views in that believe that dreams are reality and when they are awake they are experiencing an illusion.

So the query what causes dreams is a difficult question to answer.

Dreams occur when someone goes into a state of unconscious mental activity that is accompanied by theta brainwaves. While the body is relaxed the mind is very active at an unconscious level and that can be seen by identifying REM - Rapid Eye Movement.

So really what causes dreams?

Basically dreams are our emotions and thoughts expressed in sleep. These internal concepts can be related and seamless or seem totally unrelated. They can show structure or show chaos. Outside stimuli can affect a dreamer to such an extent that he/she will incorporate what is happening into the dream itself. Things that occurred during the day can also be what cause dreams to be a certain way.

What causes dreams is not as important as making sure you have them. We may not really know what causes dreams but we do know that dreaming is extremely important to our well-being. Sleep deprivation, (and thus a lack of dreaming), leads to symptoms of insanity.

If you hold the Freudian view of what causes dreams then you can work out the meaning behind them with a dream analysis book.

Some people are able to become conscious in their dreams. They can experience them as though they were occurring in real life. They alter the dream world to suit themselves in anyway they choose. Much research shows that anybody can learn to do it!

Why Do People Dream?

Why Do People Dream?
By Expert Author: Michael McGrath

Why do people dream? This question is often pondered by inquisitive minds. Do people dream in similar ways? Why do people dream of adventures one day and experience nightmares the next?

There's differing views that attempt to answer the question “why do people dream?”

There are several scientific and mystical theories as to why people dream but the truth is we really don’t know for sure.

A dictionary definition of dreams, and therefore a good starting point for an answer to the question why do people dream, states that dreaming is "a series of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations occurring involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep". Take note though that dreams are not always involuntary and I will return to this point a little later!

Psycho-analysts are fascinated with dreams. Sigmund Freud asked the question why do people dream and saw dreams, in his psychoanalytic model, as repressed or suppressed desires which people hide from themselves in the waking state.

Freud believed that such unexpressed wants were symbolically represented in the dream state in order that a person could express them in a safe way.

Other, metaphysical, approaches to the dream state propose that dreams are guides to events in the future, past lives or are gateways into other dimensions!

Many different ancient cultures have tended to have different views and tackled the question why do people dream in different ways. For instance, Aborigines, have very different views. They believe that the dream state is actually reality and when they are awake they are experiencing an illusion.

So the question why do people dream is a difficult question to answer.

We do know that a dream happens when someone goes into a deep sleep where the brain displays theta brainwaves. Although the conscious mind is non-active the subconscious part of the mind is still very much active and this can be physically observed by the presence of REM - Rapid Eye Movement.

So why do people dream?

Fundamentally dreams are concepts that get expressed while sleeping. Dreams can show structure or show chaos. If you hold true to the Freudian explanation of dreaming and his answer to why do people dream then you can work out what they mean with a good dream analysis book.

Whatever the answer is to why do people dream you should also be aware of another special type of dream that is voluntary. I am, of course, talking about lucid dreams. There are those who have the skill needed to become conscious in their dreams. When this happens it is a relatively simple task to control the dream and change it into anything you want. This is a fantasy experience and feels like real life. You can transform anyone, experience anything and go wherever you want and research shows that anyone can learn how to do it!

Why do people dream? I trust I have been able to answer the question, why do people dream, a little and peaked your interest for further reading.

You are One with the Universal Mind

You are One with the Universal Mind
By Expert Author: Tania Kotsos

There is a single, intelligent Consciousness that pervades the entire Universe - the Universal Mind. It is all knowing, all powerful, all creative and always present. As it is present everywhere at the same time, it follows that it must also be present in you - that it is you. Your mind is part of the one Universal Mind. This is not simply a philosophical ideal passed down to us through the ages. It is an exact scientific truth. Know it, believe it, apply it and you will see your life transform in miraculous ways.

Albert Einstein told us that "everything is energy"; that "a human being is a part of the whole called by us [the] Universe". His words echoed the most ancient of spiritual and philosophical teachings and still underpin today's cutting-edge scientific discoveries. The Universal Mind goes by many names. In the scientific world we know of the Unified Field, in spiritual philosophy we refer to The All or Universal Consciousness and in religion we call upon God who Himself goes by many names - Jehovah, Allah and Brahman to mention but a few. The name is relevant only in so far as it resonates with you.

Any which way you cut it, you come to this one unavoidable conclusion: there is but One Consciousness of which your consciousness must be a part and "a part", as Charles Haanel said, "must be the same in kind and quality as the whole, the only difference being one of degree".

The nature of the Universal Mind is Omniscience (all knowing), Omnipotence (all powerful), Omnificence (all creative) and Omnipresence (always present). Know that this too is your nature. You have access to all knowledge, known and unknown; you have access to an infinite power for which nothing is impossible; you have access to the limitless creativity of the One Creator. All these attributes are present within you at all times in their potential form.

It is up to you to know and act upon your own nature. The inscription on the Ancient Greek Temple of Apollo at Delphi left no room for misunderstanding: "Know thyself and thou shalt know all the mysteries of the gods and the universe". It is through the power of your subconscious mind that you can learn to align yourself with the Omnipotence, Omniscience and Omnificence of the Universal Mind at all times.

Each and every one of us is a manifestation of this single Universal Consciousness. There is profound truth in the ancient teaching that we are all One. We are all connected - not only to each other but to all of Nature and to everything in the Universe. This is the Law of One. What you do to others, you do to yourself. The way you treat Nature, you in fact treat yourself. The separateness you "see" is an illusion of the ego. The true nature of reality is non-dualistic, meaning that while things may appear distinct, they are not separate.

You are able to create your ideal reality because you are already connected to everything you desire. Nothing and no one is separate from you. You can experience happiness, true love, perfect health, abundance, wealth and anything else you desire. All you have to do is bring yourself into vibrational harmony with the nature of your desires through the creative power of your thoughts. To become the master of your destiny, you must master your thoughts.

In a nutshell, there is a single Consciousness, the Universal Mind, which pervades the entire Universe. It is all knowing, all powerful, all creative and always present everywhere at the same time. Your consciousness is part of it - it is It. All is One. You are connected to everything and every one. You are already connected to your desires. To the degree you truly comprehend and internalise this Truth, you will be able to become the master of your mind and the director of your life.

Purpose of Dreams - What Certain Dreams are Telling You

Purpose of Dreams - What Certain Dreams are Telling You
By Expert Author: Michael Lee

Have you ever had a dream so vivid and real that it could have easily been reality? Or what about a dream that predicted exactly how your day was going to turn out? These all sound mysterious, but aren't you the least bit curious to find out the purpose of dreams?

For years, humanity has been baffled by their dreams. They have come up with a good number of theories that might explain the purpose of dreams.

While nothing has been solidly proven yet, some of their theories do make sense and provide active dreamers, a perspective on how to deal with them. As you read along, you'll discover interesting explanations and instances which highlight the occurrence of certain dreams.

Fight or Flight

According to one theory, the purpose of dreams is to prepare us for possible threats in the future. For example, you may find yourself being chased by a horrible monster ten times your size in a nightmare.

Your brain will then react exactly as it would in a real-life threatening situation. Either you stay and fight, or you think of another strategy to face your opponent. Whatever the case is, you are given the chance to practice how to react or how to best approach the situation.

It's not to say that you will really meet a horrible monster ten times your size in real life. But you might find yourself in a similar situation. The theory goes on to say that after experiencing these nightmares, you will be able to sense dangerous situations faster and thus, will be able to react more swiftly and appropriately.

Predicting the Future

The purpose of dreams does not always have to be scientific. Many people believe that dreams help them predict the future. I personally know people who have experienced these sort of dreams.

Such dreams can be as simple as meeting an old friend or as amazing as saving someone else's life. One popular example of precognitive dreaming is about a man who dreamed that he had gone camping with his son by the lake near their home. In the dream, he took his son to the water's edge to give him a bath but remembered he left the soap. As he went back to retrieve the soap, he saw his son playing with the pebbles and throwing them into the water. When he finally got back with the soap, he found his son dead, lying face down on the water.

A little while after that, the man found himself camping with his son near the lake in his dream. He didn't remember his dream until he saw his son playing with the pebbles in the lake while he was about to go get soap. In a flash, he grabbed his son out of the water and took the boy with him. Records of such events can also be found in books if you're interested in reading more about these precognitive dreams.

Trying to discover the purpose of dreams can be interesting. And while most people don't retain a clear image of their dreams, you might be more inclined to remember them after much practice.

Effect of Going to Sleep with Feet Facing West – A Spiritual Perspective

Effect of Going to Sleep with Feet Facing West – A Spiritual Perspective
By Expert Author: Sean M. Clarke

Spiritual research into how to sleep well

This article, based on the spiritual research conducted by the Spiritual Science Reserarch Foundation (SSRF), explains the effect of sleeping with our feet facing the West direction entirely from the spiritual perspective. It will also help us take an educated decision on how to sleep well from the perspective of the direction of our feet when we sleep. To understand this article we need to know that there are many different types of frequencies in the Universe which modern sciences have yet to discover and which are known to the ancient Vedic masters from times immemorial. Please read this article with this perspective.

Spiritual effect of sleeping with the feet facing West

Benefit of frequencies of Action of God

The frequencies of Action of God are aligned in the East-West direction. Their movement is in the space between these two directions. By sleeping with our feet facing West, we get higher benefit of these frequencies of Action of God. They give us strength to perform our actions.

Activation of the five vital energies in the body

Due to the transfer of the frequencies of Action in the body, the five vital energies situated at the level of the navel are activated. These five vital energies throw out the subtle excretory gases from the body through the medium of the sub-vital energies. This helps in the purification of the vital energy body and the sheath of the vital energy body and makes the person invigorated.

Benefit of the saattvik frequencies

At dawn saattvik (most pure) frequencies (apart from the above) are transmitted from the East direction. These saattvik frequencies from the atmosphere enter our body easily from the brahmarandhra (the opening above the 7th Kundalini chakra; the crown chakra) of the Kundalini system when we are sleeping with our feet facing West because then our head faces East. By imbibing these saattvik frequencies we too become saattvik. Thus we begin the day with higher saattviktaa (Divine frequencies of knowledge and purity).

Clockwise motion of body cycle

Apart from frequencies of Action (kriyaalahari) of God and the saattvik frequencies at dawn, the pleasant saptatarang (lit. seven-ripple) type of frequencies come from the East direction. When we sleep with our head towards East, we derive maximum benefit from these saptatarang frequencies. Due to their influence our body cycle moves in the clockwise, i.e. desired direction. As a result all body functions are optimised. Body cycle is the subtle intangible system of all gross and subtle body functions.

Relief from sleep associated raja (activity and passion) – tama (ignorance and inertia) particles

When we sleep with our feet facing West, as our head is in the Eastward direction, 10% more saptatarang frequencies are imbibed by the seven Kundalini chakras. As the chakras influenced by the saptatarang frequencies move in the clockwise direction, the person gets benefit at a spiritual level. Hence he does not experience distress from the subtle basic raja-tama particles generated in the body due to the sleeping state. Thus he sleeps well.

In summary

From the above explanation we can see that from the perspective of how to sleep well, the East-West direction with the feet facing West is the best direction to sleep in.

Developing Presence and Poise

Developing Presence and Poise
By Expert Author: Sharon Eiffel

Developing presence and poise should be everyone’s aim. Who would not want to have that inner sense of calm, to have that inner flame that never flickers regardless of circumstance?

Developing presence and poise does not come naturally to most of us. As the article title suggests, presence and poise must be developed. It is something which must be deliberately intended, practiced and applied. It comes with experience and continuous development. Like everything else, we must learn it and commit to it. Given the society we live in, it is hard to remain undisturbed, but not impossible. When we surely have the willingness to develop presence and poise then we can do it.

Before delving deep into the subject of developing presence and poise, it is worth defining by what we mean by poise and presence. Poise is essentially the ability to remain under control of our emotions, our behaviour regardless of circumstances. Things might happen to us, but if we are poised, then we will remain undisturbed. In other words, we have a degree of invincibility and how we behave or feel is by no means determined by what is happening externally. A person who is poised totally relies on their internal state for guidance.

Presence is also very interrelated to poise. In fact, the two are almost inseparable, hence developing poise is closely associated to developing presence. Presence is the ability to remain centred in the now. You forget the past, forget the future and just be here and now. Being in the moment. Poise cannot be attained when your mind wonders about the past and the future. Poise can only be attained when your thoughts remain in the present.

How does one get to developing presence and poise you might ask? Well there are number of ways in which one can attain presence and poise. From physical exercises to meditation, developing poise and presence can be reached by incorporating a variety of practices. Inspirational books, inspirational poems, inspirational videos and inspirational authors like Ralph Waldo Emerson can all help you on your way to developing presence and poise.

Among the many benefits of developing presence and poise, the most obvious ones are:

1. Stress relief

2. Thought control - I mention in many of my articles how the power of thought creates our reality, thus there is a lot to be gained when we control where we focus our thinking.

3. Correct and clear judgement- when our state of mind is steady, the outcome is clear thinking and erroneous judgement is minimised.

4. Source of inspiration-when you remain calm under pressure, or under chaos you inspire those around you. In other words you become the source of strength. Your own strength becomes infectious! Nothing could be more encouraging to developing presence and poise than knowing that in doing so you also lift others with you.

5. Excellent peak performance-An individually who is mentally poised can certainly outdo an erratic thinker because their actions are well thought out.

6. Overall wellbeing- When we are poised things go smoothly. Even within our bodies, there is a degree of coherence and well being. If things have not been going too well, the power of poise can reverse this. So many have been cured of diseases such as cancer, by simply dropping out of the fast paced life and finding inner peace.

So there you have it; there are so many reasons for developing presence and poise, so many ways of doing it!

The Spiritual Meaning of Numbers

The Spiritual Meaning of Numbers
By Expert Author: Sharon Eiffel

The spiritual meaning of numbers can help us understand the many principles that govern the existence and operations of the things in the universe. The better understanding can enable us to align our lives daily in the path of favor and success. When you know the spiritual significance of numbers, you will be able to draw from the power of numbers to bring about divine heart spiritual healing and total well being of the spirit, soul and body.

Every thing existing in the universe has values in frequencies attached to it, and these values wobbles constantly in time, releasing vibes that brings divine heart spiritual healing, total health and wealth. The spiritual meaning of numbers has its foundation on this principle, expressing the inherent power contained in numbers and its relationship to the forces governing universal activity. We all need to utilize the spiritual significance of numbers to our advantage – enabling healthy and wealthy living.

The number One is a pure number that represents an untainted life, but the major meaning of this number is a fresh beginning – a new start. In the spiritual meaning of numbers, when the number one occurs severally in a person’s life within a particular timeframe, the individual should know its time to take a different step to start something new. The spiritual significance of the numbers two and three are unity, enchantment and instinct. The number four denotes establishment and five speaks of volatility and change - the spiritual meaning of numbers four and five are in opposition one to the other.
The spiritual meaning of numbers six and seven are sincerity and mystery. Number six represents truth are honesty and seven has to do with understanding and knowledge – it is a number of perfection. When the spiritual significance of numbers three and seven are related properly, one’s life will emit soundness and perfection. The spiritual meaning of numbers eight and nine stands for new beginnings, fulfillment and success. Nine is the crown of all, and it speaks of accomplishment.

Whether or not you choose to believe that numbers actually have spiritual meaning, their use in spiritual text is certainly worth noting. I believe that in as much as we believe that words have spiritual significance, so too do numbers. As in any case, what you believe in becomes true for you. So I guess if you believe in the spiritual meaning of numbers, then numbers will have spiritual meaning to you and if you don’t believe in the spiritual significance of numbers, in the same way numbers will not have a spiritual significance in your experiences. Hopefully, this article will provoke your thinking, and let you ponder of the possibility of the spiritual meaning of numbers.

Youth Retreat Spiritual Icebreakers

Youth Retreat Spiritual Icebreakers
By Expert Author: Sharon Eiffel

Break the ice and throw in spiritual icebreakers! Have you ever been to spiritual retreats where all you can feel is tired and bored; everyone present is as cold and solid as ice? In times like this, the retreat leader should introduce spiritual icebreakers to break the icy boredom and individuality, then, introduce the warmth of teamwork and friendship. The youth spiritual gifts test or other interesting spiritual icebreakers can be used for this purpose.

One of my favorite out of many spiritual icebreakers is the Noah’s ark game, in this case everyone comes out in the dark with each person making a sound of one animal in Noah’s ark, from these sounds each person is asked to locate his or her partner. Games like this make spiritual retreats much fun for all.

The youth spiritual gifts test is a very important icebreaker for youth spiritual retreats, as it will not only break the boredom, but also positively engage youths to understand their gifts and calling in God. The major aim of spiritual icebreakers should be to teach a spiritual truth with a fun activity, this is unlike other icebreakers that only physically engage the individual without passing across a divine truth.

Youth spiritual retreats should always have youth spiritual gifts test, so that at the end of the retreat, every one that attended will leave with the awareness of their gifts and calling in God, so that they can impact the world out there positively. The retreat trainer or leader should prepare a questionnaire known as the youth spiritual gifts test; the participants are to answer the questions. Each response should be a number between 1 to 10, stating the number that describes them most as 10, and the one that least describes them as 1.

At the end of the youth spiritual gifts test, the numbers are summarized and categorized into the different gifts in the body of Christ, hence the gifts of each individual is specified. There are other spiritual icebreakers involving the answering of questions, and these questions can be spiritual or even personal, so that camp members will get to know more about each other and loosen the atmosphere a bit. You can be innovative of course with spiritual icebreakers and create your own!

What Is Spiritual Psychics Reading?

What Is Spiritual Psychics Reading?
By Expert Author: Samantha Srillian

The tale of tarot cards began roughly the 1400's, a century following cards were announced in Europe embarking with the forming metropolises in italia. The evolvement of Tarot as we understand it now has a range of chronicles and folklore. The mystical characteristicsof tarot cards rivets teachers, investigators and etherealists. Tarot cards were initially used as game pieces like regular decks, a manifoldfrom what we regard of tarot cards now, although a citations to Tarot as a seriesof devil cards was made in the 1450s. The refinement of tarot cards began in Egypt, which is the equal cultures that protagonised astrology.

A typical tarot deck contains 78 cards consisting of the four suits seen in regular card games, which are hearts, diamonds, spades, and clubs. The Latin version of the tarot deck has a different set of suits. They are swords, batons, cups, and coins. Like a regular deck, tarot cards are numbered from one to ten plus the four court cards; jack, queen, king, and ace.

The difference between a tarot deck and the regular deck is the twenty-one divinity cards known as Major Arcana. A joker equivalent in the tarot deck is called the Fool, or the excuse. The Fool can take all four suits and acts as the strongest trump card.

Tarot card interpretations are always changing - and they have also differed significantly through time. Today, however, there are common and general card meanings. For example, minor arcana cards usually have an astrological meaning that changes along with the seasons of the year. On another side of things, court cards talk of people and their nature. This nature concerns the physio-emotional traits of a person.

More specifically, the determinants of a card's meaning are the following: Card Number, Key Number, Rulership (Astrology), Hebrew Letter, Translation, and Numerical Value. The meaning is also determined by the position of the card, whether it is upright or Ill-Dignified/Reversed. The difference between peoples' readings is the weights they impose on the different 'statistics' and 'attributes' of the card.

Face-to-face tarot card readings are the most popular types of readings because they allow the person to select the cards themselves. The reader then interprets what cards are chosen. This has more market appeal due to its interactive nature. In different parts of the world, there are several street readers who do readings for passers-by. There are also people who go to homes in order to read tarot card meanings for other people. England rates for home readings are at £12.50 per person or around that area.

Tarot card purists believe that these face-to-face readings are the original type of readings. This leads them to believe that face-to-face readings are a lot truer than other types of tarot card readings like e-mail or telephone readings. Then again, these arguments are astrological in nature and cannot be found to be true or accurate.

Alternative tarot card reading methods include phone and online readings. While there are free Internet sites to read your fortunes, they are only for show or offered as a gimmick. On the other hand, professional tarot card readers offering their services over the phone can cost about £5.00 per reading. Card reading over the phone offers a different approach to commercial tarot card reading, since the customer can have a hotline to know his fortunes on demand. Card reading allows people to have their fortunes checked every morning, which is both convenient and lifestyle altering.

Tarot cards have been around for centuries and have been used in many cultures for the purposes of divination. There are a variety of card layouts, and there are several different card reading methods that card readers use. The interpretation of Tarot Cards is based on the card position and the various symbols in each card.