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Why living with people is so difficult?

Posted by jytmkh on May 24, 2008

The most difficult thing to do is to live in peace and harmony with people. It is, perhaps, easier to live with birds and animals. Why is living with people a problem?

We know that fire is hot and we accept that fact. If we are burnt by touching fire, we do not blame it. If a whole house is burnt down, we may condemn other factors or blame our negligence, but would accept fire as it is. Its place is undeniable and it is not rejected. Similarly, we accept the coolness of ice, the beauty of flowers, fruits, trees and plants. Again, if we are admiring a beautiful, full moon and someone else comes and starts appreciating it, we don’t say, “Why are you looking at my moon? You have no right to see it!” There is no sense of ownership, no possessiveness; there is acceptance without any projection of likes and dislikes. 

A wise person moves everywhere with love and affection. Like the wind blowing freely, he does not get attached to anything. He accepts all. Sometimes people behave nicely, sometimes they don’t . This neither elates nor depresses the wise person. “Such a man of wisdom lives with his senses under control, free from personal likes and dislikes, and therefore, enjoys every object, place, situation and person” .

Also, we find it difficult to live with people because we have too many expectations of them. If I expect something of another, that person may also expect something of me. Furthermore, i am unable to fulfil my own expectations of myself. I want to do so many things, but i am unable to do them. Thus, we feel disappointed and frustrated with ourselves, and aggrieved or upset with others when they fail to satisfy our expectations. I saw a sticker that said, “Don’t try to change me. Accept me as i am” .

It is important to understand the message clearly and completely. The message is that one should accept the fact as it is. Then if a change is necessary, try to make that change, but do not insist on it. Every parent wants the child to perform well and excel whether in sports or in studies. There is nothing wrong with that. But, to expect something that may not be possible for the child to do, and unnecessarily apply pressure and force, will cause frustration to all.

When one is living with people it may not be possible to have no expectations at all, so one should have reasonable expectations. An artistically inclined child with no aptitude for commerce should not be forced into the family business. Expectations should be reasonable and based on knowledge and wisdom.

As far as nature or the moon is concerned, we do not feel a sense of ownership or possessiveness. But with regard to people this feeling is deepseated and can be very destructive . What we need to have is love and affection. Along with that there should be freedom and space, too. Two hands joined together leave a gap and can be easily separated. Similarly, we should give space to people. Often we hear people say, “Give me some space please!” If you love a bird, will you cage it and expect it to be happy? It is not possible to love someone and also confine them in that love.

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Five forgotten rules of the Law of Attraction

Posted by jytmkh on May 12, 2008

By Steven Aitchison

The Law of Attraction has become a buzz phrase in the last few years and a phrase that you either love or hate. Whether you believe in the law of attraction or not it is still useful to look at it and apply some of the principles and experiment with them.

I have used the principles of the law of attraction on a daily basis and do see a huge difference in my life. However I have noticed a few things along the way which hinder my progress. When you know these five forgotten rules you can speed up the power of your intentions.

The five forgotten rules

 

  1. The more you use it the more it works – A few people have said to me that the LOA doesn’t work for them. when asked what they are doing they inevitably tell me they have tried the ‘visualization thing’ for a few days and it doesn’t work for them. I have asked them how long would they play the lottery before expecting to win anything, some said a lifetime, some said a few years, and various other answers were offered. LOA is akin to the lottery and it’s rules. First of all you have to buy a ticket before you can win it. Secondly you have to buy a ticket every week to increase your chances, however slim, of winning anything.So it is with LOA: You have to practice it everyday to gain anything from it. Unlike the lottery you always win, whether it be attracting all your goals, decreasing your stress levels through visualization, increasing you mental abilities through visualization, meeting new people along the path to your goals, you always win.
  1. Juice your intentions up with emotion – I have discovered that if I simply state an intention and visualize it and forget about it, it doesn’t come to me. If I visualize it and give it real emotions and do this everyday my goals will happen. Giving your intentions emotions are giving them energy, when you create the energy you have momentum, when you have momentum you create a power, when you have the power you are listened to, when you are listened to you will achieve your goals.This is perhaps the biggest single barrier to not achieving your desires. You have to give your desires and visualizations energy and to create the enrgy put some emotion into it.
  1. Give out more than you take – I believe that LOA is about balance in all it’s forms. If you achieve your financial goals give some back to charity or the community or offer your services free. If you achieve you goal of finding your perfect partner show gratitude by treating your partner and their family the right way. If you achieve your goal of passing your university exams make sure you use the degree wisely.
  1. Show gratitude – The reason you are here today, reading this article, is that you believed you would wake up today safe and well. A lot of people don’t have that luxury. We all get mixed up in our own worlds, and we all take our world for granted. Why not take five minutes a day to show we are grateful for the world we have.
  2. Only tell people about your success when it has been completed – This is a strange phenomenon I have noticed with the LOA. For example I had a goal to make a success of affiliate marketing and I was doing great until I started telling people about it. I wrote a post on it, I told some friends and family and almost overnight the sales stopped. And this has happened a lot in my life.I have thought about this a lot and I have come up with a reason for this:When you have an intention you work toward it and keep working until it is achieved. When you are in the middle of working toward it and you tell people about it’s current success you mind has decided you have reached your goal and therefore the energy of the intention disappears.Taking the affiliate marketing example. I worked for months studying affiliate marketing, tried a few things and failed a few times. Then I finally had some success and was making money. At this point I hadn’t told anybody about it and had a lot of drive and energy to continue making it a success. However as soon as I told someone about it my drive dropped a little, my mind energy was a little depleted with the goal and the success stopped overnight. It’s because the mind energy for that goal has lost it’s power as it already thinks you have achieved your goal as you are telling everyone how much a success you are.

    So, if you have a goal of getting £5000, don’t tell anybody about it until you have the £5000. Don’t tell them you are nearly there with £3000. read the ‘Silent Power’ to further explain this.

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Power of Thought: Growing Energy Balls

Posted by jytmkh on May 12, 2008

By Julia Melges-Jablonski
Most of the time, we take a longer and more involved “route” to fulfillment than we need to, because we tend to focus on working toward our goals through physical action rather than manifesting them through inner vision. When we employ the law of attraction and focus our full attention on what we desire, we fuel the creation of what we want in our lives. The more we focus on a particular goal, the stronger its potential becomes. Through repeated thought or focus, we actually create a thought form that becomes self-sustaining.

When I first began an Internet-based spiritual counseling practice, I created an “energy ball” to draw traffic and business. I had discovered this idea in a small old metaphysical pamphlet. I no longer recall the author or even the title, but I do remember that it worked!

 First, define your goal. I had a very clear goal of a certain number in terms of daily traffic to my site, and a certain number of readings ordered. Of course, your goal can be “true love,” more free time, achieving astral projection, etc.; just define it in as much detail as possible. It’s also essential that you believe your dream is possible. If you don’t, aim a little lower until that higher goal no longer feels out of your reach.

Once you have a clear goal, set aside about a half an hour for the exercise. You’ll want to be able to sit quietly, uninterrupted. Make sure you’re comfortable and in a positive state of mind. If you’re having a bad day or have been through emotional upset, wait until another day. The more confident and positive your state of mind, the more effective you’ll be. You might even read self-help books or success stories just prior to beginning the exercise to get into the ideal state of mind.

When you’re ready, sit quietly with your eyes closed and your palms face up in your lap. Visualize the infinite creative energy of the Universe swirling around you, like a gentle whirlpool moving all around your body. This energy is everywhere at all times, you’re simply going to channel it toward your aim. Imagine tendrils of energy forming that begin to swirl into a ball just above your upturned hands.

Watch and feel the energy growing stronger. It’s vibrant, radiant colors, like brilliant gems. Red, blue, and green swirl together, forming a beautiful sphere of moving energy. Imagine this energy growing stronger, more powerful and more cohesive. Try to feel the energy pulsing just above your palms.

This ball of energy is going to fuel the manifestation of your desire. It will remain alive and powerful and growing, just like a plant will grow naturally whether you’re there to visualize it doing so or not. Just as the sun and earth fuel the growth of a plant, so will the Universe fuel the growth of this ball of energy, which will be channeling creative power to the fulfillment of your aim no matter where you are or what you’re doing.

As you hold your ball of energy, clearly visualize your goal coming true. Hold a mental image of success, and also imagine as deeply as possible how it will feel to attain it. Imagine what you might say or hear, what you might do or where you might be. Try to make this visualization as “real” as possible. The more powerfully you can imagine success, the better.

Visualize a chord of energy moving from your ball of energy into this thought form of success. The ball of energy is never depleted, for it is fueled by an infinite supply, much as the energy in a wall socket is never depleted. Your ball of energy is plugged in and will continue to fuel your vision.

Now choose a “home” for your energy ball. Again, it’s a bit like choosing a spot for a plant. You want an out of the way corner where it can grow in peace, where it won’t get in your way, and you won’t disturb it in your daily life. A corner of the ceiling works nicely. Stand up and “pick up” your ball of energy, and “put it” in its home.

Affirm to yourself that what you desire is already in the process of manifesting, and “thank” your ball of energy for bringing you what you desire. Assume that this will work, and visualize yourself in wonder and pleasure over how such a simple exercise could create such great results, and how a half an hour spent in conscious manifesting can change your whole life.

Walk away with faith that your energy ball will keep “growing” and fueling your success.

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