Citrine is a variety of quartz that has a yellow, yellowish orange, yellowish brown, or light brown color. Citrine carries an illuminating and purifying energy. It is one of the few crystals that never needs cleansing and is highly effective at removing negative energies by changing the negativity to positivity. It fills the user with a strong sunny energy that is bursting with happiness. Citrine cleanses and strengthens the naval chakra restoring ones personal power center and helps reinforce ones will. It is an excellent stone for people who are shy, unsure of themselves, or overly sensitive because it strengthens self-confidence and inner strength in a very positive and friendly way. Citrine helps to control anger, jealousy, and spite, while helping to reinforce the positive aspects of ones personality.
Citrine can also be protective: when directed, Citrine cleanses and strengthens the aura as well as providing a protective shield around ones aura.
Citrine is wonderful for clarifying communications between people and groups of people. The Sun energy of citrine cuts right through miscommunication and group dilemmas and helps to illuminate the solution.
Citrine is also a money stone. Known for hundreds of years as “the merchants stone”, it is useful sitting in the cash registers of business owners or the briefcases of salespeople. Citrine both attracts wealth and helps people to maintain that wealth in a positive, sensible manner.
Citrine and smoky quartz can sometimes occur next to each other, and when this happens its effect is a strong detoxifying energy. It is wonderful for healing and maintaining health. This combination detoxifies impurities in the body and the mind. In this way the Citrine/smoky quartz combination is also excellent for helping in quitting addictions because it purifies the body, mind, and spirit, strengthens the will and provides self-assuredness, and offers a positive, sunny attitude all while helping to combat negativity coming from within oneself and from other people.
Citrine can also be found with green tourmaline. Along with the qualities of both citrine and green tourmaline, this combination purifies the heart chakra and strengthens self-love. It also enhances positive masculine qualities like bravery, physical energy and quickness in thought and deed.
Citrine is a stone of Leo and the Sun. Citrine has been known to aid in digestion and stomach issues. It also strengthens the spleen, liver, kidneys, bladder, and eyesight.
It should be noted to that there is a practice of heating otherwise undesirable pieces of amethyst in order to make them orange, thereby passing the specimens off as Citrine. These pieces are usually white at the base near the matrix, with strongly orange terminations, and there is usually a sharp change between the colors.
About Christina: Christina Hall grew up in Henrietta, NY and currently resides in Rochester with her husband and two children. Christina has been collecting minerals since the age of 8, and has been studying the metaphysics of rocks and minerals since she was 12 years old. After a brief time at American University in D.C. to study politics, she came back to her hometown and focused on her first love of mineral collecting and meditation. She is the co-owner of Hall of Gems at 662 Monroe Avenue in Rochester, NY. You can find many stones for sale at yarsgems@facebook. She refers to these resources: "Love is in the Earth" by Melody, "Earth Power" by Scott Cunningham, "The Crystal Bible" by Judy Hall, and "Good Magick" by Marina Medici.
Well, it’s been 10 years since we’ve opened The Purple Door and one thing is for sure…change happens!
Connie Wake and Susan Fiandach are moving the shop to a larger, dedicated area (new space) within the Win-Jeff Plaza (same place), “just 2 doors up” from our old location.
Our mission is "to take the woo out" of our natural connection to our High Self…the Authentic Self…through a contemporary understanding of your 6th sense without fear, dogma or new age razz-ma-tazz. We offer classes on psychic experiences and mediumship training, as well as readings, energy wellness sessions and products to live our best self, intend our day, and have fun doing it!
Originators of the “Everyday Conversations” methodology and signature program for psychic-medium studies and understanding your 6th sense, Susan and Connie offer workshops and presentations in Rochester and throughout the East Coast to educate the public about the validity of psychic experiences and natural intuition. “It’s a very popular but widely misunderstood subject,” says Susan Fiandach, “so we are excited to be able to handle the larger groups.”
This is misunderstood because one’s spiritual expression is an opinion based on their beliefs. And beliefs come from a variety of sources…from childhood and cultural/social norms to Hollywood and the Internet. You can believe in this…or you can believe in that…and it’s all true.
You can believe in this…We can believe in a Universe that expands to infinite potentialities and opportunities to grow and evolve to bigger, better and a more universal understanding of what all this is. This Universe is based on the power of unconditional loving expression, infinite wisdom and freedom of expression and unlimited power of creating that expression. In this Universe, we are energy (spiritual) beings, connected to a Divine Mind and with our own empowerment, we determine our reality. In the microcosm of a human being, our consciousness uses the mind-body to be its own universe. We manage our energies from perception to feelings to behaviors and well-being. We are our own healer and master. Nothing has more power than our selves…our Self. Marianne Williamson writes in her quote “Our Greatest Fear”
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Or you can believe in that…The state of the Universe is no more than what we know from a perspective of the duality of fear and love. Once each side is defined, then the battle begins. Fear and the disempowerment of individuals remains a constant spiral of chaos. Who we put in control in this Universe is fear and ignorance, blindly following “what was always thought/said/done” and allowing outside influences to power our reality. Mythology is what early man did to explain what was not known; religion provided boundaries to consciousness not understood. However, science and spirituality are more strongly intertwined now more than ever in our history. We see how the Universe works and we have the power to originate thought and create our outcome. Or we can continue to believe the Earth is flat because someone created that fear and we bought the map.
“For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.” ― Carl Sagan,
It is our opinion that the 6th sense is a natural part of who we are…connected to a Universe of energy and information. No woo, no fear, no battles of dark and light, lost souls, fallen angels, blocked chakras or new age razz-ma-tazz. We put ourselves in this Universe and “boldly go where we haven’t gone before.”
What’s in your Universe?
About Susan and Connie: They are professional psychic-mediums, teachers of psychic-medium studies and co-authors of “Everyday Conversations: The Key to the Contemporary Medium – Unlocking the Myths” and “The Student Guide to the Daily Medium – Unlocking Your 6th Sense.”
This Keep Calm Radio interview “Tapping Fears Away with Tom Porpiglia” gives you one more tool in your tool belt to handle and get rid of anxiety, PTSD and depression. These problems are so hard to heal because they capture the mind, spirit and the body in its grips.
(I record Keep Calm Radio Show Mondays at 6 PM LIVE on my Facebook page, join me next Monday!)
Let’s face it, we can all use as much help as possible when it comes to handling stress, fear and anxiety. You don’t have to do this alone. Have you ever tried tapping? Have you heard of EFT?
Meet my friend and colleague Tom Porpiglia.
Tom is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor at Life Script Mental Health Counseling Services. He is an EFT Therapist and his work has helped so many people! As a Veteran of Vietnam, Tom is especially interested in helping veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Military Sexual Trauma or Moral Injury.
What is Tapping (EFT)?
Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT is like acupuncture for the emotions without needles. What happens is we tap on acupressure points defined by acupuncture while focusing on thoughts and phrases that define the issue. Tapping works by releasing blockages within the energy system that are the source of emotional discomfort.
EFT uses our fingertips to tap on the end points of energy meridians. These are located just beneath the surface of the skin. It is safe and non-invasive. Tapping also works along the lines of the philosophy of making change as simple and comfortable as possible.
I love so many things about Tapping and one of my favorite is that EFT restores trust in the natural healing abilities of our own mind and body!
When you watch this video you will learn what you need to tap NOW! Tapping has no risk so you can tap along with us…
Tapping Fears Away with Tom Porpiglia
Limiting fears or beliefs
What do you want to tap away?
About Jodi: Jodi is licensed clinical social worker and former anxiety sufferer. She is a counselor, mother, healer, lover, teacher, author and friend. She has been counseling children and adults since 1994, working with folks online and in her office. An author and international teacher on topics including non-dual spirituality, narrative psychology, shamanism and living with respect to the earth, Aman is a full-time counselor at the Heal Here Counseling in Rochester, New York. Combining many modalities into her healing practice, Aman is also a certified yoga teacher, mindfulness practitioner, and hands-on energy healer. She has a master’s degree from Columbia University and a post-graduate diploma in Narrative Therapy from Dulwich Centre in Adelaide, Australia, where she also served as a faculty member.
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This Blog is for people who wish to learn how to use a very simple, yet powerful and effective spiritual tool every day the rest of your life. It will lessen the stress and fear of life in general, and will make your life easier. It’s so simple a lot of people say “It can’t be this easy,” but it is, because IT WORKS!
This reconnects you with your Guardian Angel, or higher power, or whatever your belief is. You simply say, “I request a Most Benevolent Outcome for… thank you!” When you read the stories below, sent from all over the world, we use the acronyms MBO for Most Benevolent Outcomes, GA for Guardian Angel, and BP for Benevolent Prayers (what you ask for other people).
Be sure to participate when I ask you to say a Benevolent Prayer out loud, but are you also saying the Daily BP each morning as I do? Theo says this is one of the most important things you could do for yourself not only for this life, but all the others you have lived or will live on earth, as they are all happening at the same time. Print it out and put it on your bathroom mirror to remind you. Here is the link: http://www.thegentlewaybook.com/signs.htm. Here is an example of a BP for everyone to say today: “I ask any and all beings to intervene in the most benevolent way to stop any terrorist attacks before they happen anywhere in the world, to respect other religions, and for there to be peace in the world, thank you!” Welcome to the Benevolent Outcomes Blog, and welcome to everyone who subscribed in the past week
MBOs BECOME INDISPENSABLE
Gabrielle writes: IF YOU’RE NEW, DON’T GIVE UP!
I first started saying Most Benevolent Outcomes (MBOs) and Don't Give UpBenevolent Prayers (BPs) in 2009. It took a few years to really get the hang of it. I think the trick is to say lots and lots of them, to cover all angles of an issue, to not give up. Eventually it “clicks” and they become an indispensable part of daily life – especially during difficult times.
Each day, it is wonderful to wake and remember my Guardian Angel and say, “I request a Most Benevolent Outcome for today, thank you!” It is a sense of relief to realize that my Angel – unlike anyone or anything else in this life – is always there, will always be there and is always filled with love for me.
While getting ready for the day’s activities, I say lots of MBOs. For Waking Upexample, “I request a Most Benevolent Outcome for my vibrations to raise and for my alertness and focus and concentration to increase, thank you!”
And “I request a Most Benevolent Outcome for a productive day, for all my human interactions to be positive, for getting lots of things done, for safety and strength and lots of energy, for happy, uneventful and enjoyable events, for many happy surprises that delight me, and for coming to the end of the day feeling so pleased with everything I’ve achieved, thank you!”
“And may the results be even better than I could ever imagine or anticipate, thank you!” “I Expect Great Things today, Great Things Tomorrow, and Great Things all this week, thank you!” “I request a Most Benevolent Outcome for my privacy and my safety to increase, thank you!” “I request a Most Benevolent Outcome for my love and respect for myself, and for others, to increase, thank you!”
Before picking up the phone to make a call and before answering the Answering the phonephone: “I request a Most Benevolent Outcome for this phone call, thank you!” If I’m left waiting on the line: “I request a Most Benevolent Outcome for speaking to the best possible person, who will be really helpful, within the next 30 seconds, thank you!”(This works nine times out of ten.)
Before going shopping (or ordering shopping online): “I request a Most Benevolent Outcome for my shopping to be easy and enjoyable and uneventful, for most of the products I need to be at discount prices, for all my human interactions to be enjoyable, for happy surprises, and for being amazed by how much money I save and how well everything goes for me, thank you!”
With health issues: “I request a Most Benevolent Outcome for being led to the best possible medical practitioner and the best possible remedies for [name of health condition or of symptoms], and for recovering so well that I cannot believe how good I feel, and for being so amazed by this Benevolent Outcome that I can’t believe how well you helped me with this, my Guardian Angel, thank you!” “And may the results be even better than I could ever expect or think of, thank you!” “I Expect Great Things today, Great Things Tomorrow, and Great Things all this week, thank you!”
I had a legal issue that went for many years. It was not until I began to Scales of Justicerequest “the best possible person, or people, to help me...and for this person to help me win this case” that the whole issue changed. A new legal representative came into my life a few months later and, eventually, after many setbacks (and with many more MBO requests), we won the case.
At night, when retiring to bed: “I request a Most Benevolent Outcome for a peaceful night’s sleep and for waking feeling refreshed and full of enthusiasm for tomorrow’s events, thank you!”
The results of most MBO requests are instant – or almost instant. But some important requests have NOT been fulfilled. I guess I have to keep working on those issues (and keep trying new MBOs that request every aspect of the issues...and, in fact, I just came up with a new one: “I request a Most Benevolent Outcome for EVERY aspect of [name/description of difficult issue] to result in a Most Benevolent Outcome for ME, thank you!”
About Tom T. Moore: He is an author and speaker. His books include THE GENTLE WAY series, plus FIRST CONTACT: Conversations with an ET and ATLANTIS & LEMURIA: The Lost Continents Revealed. He was voted "Best Self-Help Author" for the past three years by the readers of a health magazine. He is a telepath and answers questions sent to him from all over the world in his weekly newsletter, which can be subscribed to at www.thegentlewaybook.com. His series THE TELEPATHIC WORLD OF TOM T. MOORE is on YouTube. My new book, “ATLANTIS & LEMURIA—The Lost Continents Revealed!” has so much information that has NEVER BEEN PUBLISHED in any other book on the subject! Read the REAL history of two societies that existed for over 50,000 years each.
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TAPPING YOUR FEARS AWAY WITH TOM PORPIGLIA
JOHREI FOR PRACTITIONERS, FRIENDS AND FAMILY
BY BARBARA CARLTON
The quest for perfection is exhausting and unrelenting. There is a constant barrage of social expectations that teach us that being imperfect is synonymous with being inadequate. Everywhere we turn, there are messages that tell us who, what and how we’re supposed to be. So, we learn to hide our struggles and protect ourselves from shame, judgment, criticism and blame by seeking safety in pretending and perfection.
Dr. Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW, is the leading authority on the power of vulnerability, and has inspired thousands through her top-selling books Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, and The Gifts of Imperfection, her wildly popular TEDx talks, and a PBS special. Based on seven years of her ground-breaking research and hundreds of interviews, I Thought It Was Just Me shines a long-overdue light on an important truth: Our imperfections are what connect us to each other and to our humanity. Our vulnerabilities are not weaknesses; they are powerful reminders to keep our hearts and minds open to the reality that we’re all in this together.
Dr. Brown writes, “We need our lives back. It’s time to reclaim the gifts of imperfection—the courage to be real, the compassion we need to love ourselves and others, and the connection that gives true purpose and meaning to life. These are the gifts that bring love, laughter, gratitude, empathy and joy into our lives.”
The wind whistles, roars and purrs. It teases, soothes, or rips us with cold stabs to match its winter song. Poetic? Yes, but literally and subtly true.
As the speed of the wind increases, its pitch rises. A diminishing breeze sings a corresponding lower tone. When the wind dances, its movement speeds up, creating musical glissandos, with its pitch gradually changing like the howling of a wolf. How much fun it is to listen to the melodious voice - of the wind.
You hear the wind and feel it caressing your skin. It “plays” with you, as if it is keeping you company. Notice how the air makes you “feel”. We all experience music that stirs our feelings. Likewise, listening to “wind choirs” strums your emotions, producing tiny nuances and subtle feelings.
Your body has sensors in the skin, in which, you literally and subtly intake sound and yes, even the gentle purr of the wind. The wind is invasive.
Energy from sound can transfer to many things, each with correlating frequencies. This happens all the time. Think to the emotive qualities of a movie track. The movie is lifeless without the sounds and music animating it, but its music orchestrates our feelings. This is due to resonance, a phenomenon in which a vibrating force (such as sound) drives something else (such as emotions) to increase its vibrations. Air-stream sounds affect your emotions via resonance.
Sounds and colors are related. The cycles per second of colored lights, taken down musical octaves, correlate to musical notes. Through resonance, the energy from a colored light causes its corresponding musical note to increase its vibrations. Native Americans Indians believe that the wind colors the sky. Literally it does.
Colors correlate to emotions - as one may intuitively feel. Blue lights create a chilling feeling, while red ones emanate warmth. We even hear this in our language. Common examples include: “I was blue today”. “He is red with anger”. “She was green with envy”. Colors are closely linked to emotions.
Imagine the colors of the wind! Some days a blue breeze helps us grieve; touching our sorrow to gently pull it out. When the hum of the wind is red, it is enlivening, fortifying and energizing! The green airstream bestows healthy well-being and stability. It assists in relieving anxiety! Can’t tell what color the wind is? Notice your feelings, as you experience the breeze – that tenderly exchanges energy with you.
An element of nature that features sounds, colors and emotions is the wind. Its different sounds correlate to musical notes and colors. This “strikes chords” within you!
Consider spending a day on a computer and recall how flat and dull it makes you feel. Unseen electronic energy waves subtly drain health. Contrast that with a walk in the woods or even just enjoying the friendly trees lining the street. Nature, and yes her melodious voice - the wind - sings us vitalizing melodies.
Windmills harness the wind’s energy on a large level. On a smaller scale, the wind creates sounds, which you ingest. The wind’s gliding tones contain juicy little frequencies that your body loves. You don’t hear these tones in musical scales today. There can be countless frequencies in-between some of the smallest intervals that we hear in music. Our bodies need all these rarely-heard frequencies for balance and health! Our friend, the wind, softly sings these invigorating and healing mini-tones.
The wind has many musical tools that she uses, in addition to musical pitches. The weather affects tiny nuances of the “music of the wind”, as she holds moisture and smog. Moist-winds feel differently than dry-winds, creating characteristic sensations, regardless of the pitch. It’s like listening to the same song played by a trumpet versus a violin. Music created by a violin sounds different than the same music performed with a trumpet – due to the instrument’s harmonics. The moist and dry winds create different harmonics, too. The wind creates pitches with its speed, but each pitch has a “harmonic-after-ripple” of sound, depending on the degree of moisture. The speed of the wind can puff and slow down, creating free-form rhythms too. The wind creates pitches, harmonics and rhythms! She is quite the musician!
The wind and me? We are chums – singing our song together like old friends. The wind sings to me. I sing back to the wind – she listens. The wind takes my song and spreads the harmonies so they intermingle with animals, plants and all kinds of things. Most wondrous of all, the wind colors my moods and outlooks, with splashes of rainbow energies, literally painting vitality into my life!
About Jill: Jill Mattson is a prolific Artist, Musician and Author. Jill is widely recognized expert and composer in the field of Sound Healing! She has produced nine CDs with intriguing, magical tracks using ancient & modern techniques, & special healing frequencies to achieve profound benefits. Jill is a four - time author. (The Lost Waves of Time – Best Book of 2016 and Best Alternative Science book of 2016, Deep Wave Body Healing CD– Best Sound Healing CD of 2016, Contacting Angels & Masters CD – Best CD of 2015 and Deep Wave Beauty CD – Best New Age CD – Silver Award). She offers an online Sound Healing School. Jill presents new ways of approaching health and everyday issues using the benefits of sound! Free music & School of Sound Healing at www.jillswingsoflight.com
It happened one night. During a time of emotional darkness I received a miraculous healing… in a dream! Before this, I had never considered that dreams could be a channel for healing. Yet when you take into account that everything is made from vibrations of unconscious thought energy, it makes sense that a dream originating from the spiritual realm would have the power to shift things quickly. Beliefs and behavior patterns that have existed for years, decades or even lifetimes, can change with a single thought from the spiritual realm. That is why whenever I am in need of guidance or healing, I close my eyes in faith that the Spirit will speak to me. I wake up grateful for the amazing insights and healing I receive.
It happened again last night…
I am standing in a crowd. Next to me is an older woman holding a little girl. It appears as if there is love between them, but my intuition tells me something is not quite right. No one else in the crowd seems to notice. I sense deep down that the child is being neglected, even though there is no outward evidence of this. I am determined to act. I follow the woman as she walks away. I come up from behind and snatch the child away from her. The child, scared and confused, reaches for the woman, but I hold firm. I tell her she is safe. I will care for her and look out for her. This seems to sooth the child. A crowd gathers. They pressure me to give the child back. A man speaks up and confesses that he was with the woman the other day and witnessed the child being neglected. This was the evidence the crowd needed, but it didn’t matter to me. I acted on my intuition. That was enough.
When I awoke I knew a major energetic shift had occurred. The choice I made in the dream to act on my intuition and take back my child-like spirit changed everything. Creative ideas are flowing. I am energized and inspired. I find myself pondering ways to nurture my creativity. I feel empowered to act on my intuition without needing validation from the crowd. I greet each day with anticipation of what wonders await me. It seems the old pattern of passively letting the ego hold my child-like spirit hostage, has come to an end. And I am grateful once again for the insights and healing that come from dreams.
If your creative, child-like spirit has been living under the ego’s “care” for far too long, maybe it is time to take action. Refuse to listen to thoughts that keep you from your power, your gifts and your purpose. Act on your intuition. If you become confused or frightened, hold firm to your vision yet be gentle with yourself. Never forget, “You are a child of God. You were created to create the good, the beautiful and the holy.” ACIM T.1.VII.2 Each day ask the Universe, “What will give me joy today? What will feed my soul? How can I nurture and care for my creative spirit?” Then act on your intuition and go forth to create a beautiful world.
About Tobie Hewitt: She is a Mystic/Writer/Intuitive Consultant, has been giving intuitive readings for almost 40 years. In that time she has both helped people to contact their loved ones on the other side of the veil and guided them to living a more fulfilling and actualized life.
About Patti: I came to the Course in January of 2000. I have dedicated these past years to the study and practice of ACIM principles and teachings. I have discovered in my own life that the promises of this spiritual path are real and possible. I have had numerous and profound experiences when applying these principles to all aspects of my life. This has resulted in a deep, lasting peace; an easier way to be in the world; more joyous and harmonious relationships and a deeper sense of connection to others and to God. I am fellow traveler and a forever student. I share these services in hopes that it will strengthen your trust and faith to follow your Holy Spirit.
FROM WOO TO WOW - ENGAGING YOUR SIXTH SENSE
BY CONNIE WAKE AND SUSAN FIANDACH
CHANGE AND SPIRITUALITY
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Cricket’s song has diminished, lowering its harmonics to a subtle hum.
Not the higher-pitched SpringSummer soprano, but more alto going into bass. Leaves are falling. Sun’s angle is lowering into South. Equinox reveals more in weeks to come.
Go out in Nature now while the degrees are kind. Say hello to all the life around you, even to the snapping turtle. All life is moving to excel itself. The life force urges improvement and striving to shine.
Make prayer grids for people in recovery mode, add crystals of the highest vibration. Make some for yourself and family, friends. Attend to your prayers. Invoke the elements of Fire, Air, Water and Earth. Give thanks to the Four Directions, include below, above within and without. Send healing thoughts and energies to everyone, in this world and beyond, our celestial cousins afar.
Breathe in your backyard or city park, meditate on views from windows. Give thanks, give thanks, give thanks. Share what you have, share who you are, be the best you can be.
Gaze at Grandmother Moon. Bask in Grandfather Sun’s light. Thank our stars. Ask the grounds to rise and absorb overflows, tunneling down into earth. Send what you can. Prayer works. Thought works. Trust the invisible energies and deities, they are always with us.
Walk in kindness and compassion. Be gentle with yourself and all you meet. You are minister in masquerade.
About Maryanna: I have been practicing Shamanism for the past ten years, known as The Backyard ShaWoman, I integrates the works of Jim Pathfinder Ewing, Sandra Ingerman, Peruvian Shamanism (Villoldo), and Stephen Farmer. I teach classes in Shamanic Reiki Certification, Shamanism, and visual arts. For me Shamanism has become a mode of living; it can quickly clear genetic blueprints that traditional Western modalities may not and teaches us to live in harmony with all; All is Sacred.
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Golden, crisp leaves falling softly from almost bare trees,
Lifting and falling in a hushed gentle breeze,
Slowly dropping to the soft cushioned ground,
Whispering and rustling a soothing sound.
Coppers, golds, and rusted tones,
Mother Nature's way of letting go.
They fall and gather one by one,
Autumn is here, summer has gone.
Crunching as I walk through their warm fiery glow,
Nature's carpet rich and pure that again shall grow,
To protect and shield its majestic tree,
Standing tall and strong for the world to see.
They rise and fall in the cool, crisp air.
It's a time of change in this world we share,
Nature's importance reflecting our own lives,
Letting go of our fears and again, too, we shall thrive.
CAN YOU CHANGE THE STORY OF YOUR LIFE TO MAKE IT BETTER?
BY MARJORIE BAKER PRICE
I am Jesus, here to take you on a journey of your soul. You will be traveling along with me as we embark on this excursion. You won't need to take anything along, except your thoughts and feelings, for all else will be left behind. We will be taking a long broad road that will lead out to the nethermost reaches of time and space. This road is filled with both obstacles and enlightenment for your growth and evolvement. As we travel along this road, we find many crevices along the path, and many smooth areas. With our wisdom we avoid the pitfalls. We travel through them as if they are glass. We travel around them as we circumnavigate our way around through life, using all we've learned to guide us.
There are many obstacles set in our way, as this is the course. However, in the game we call life, the object is to use your intuition to avoid them. The object is to excel in this game and to return home unscathed. This game will test your ingenuity and your strength. You can only gain from it. You can only win. For all of life's seemingly obstacles are merely illusions set in your path to test your strength and force you to grow and evolve on this plane.
You don't walk this path alone. Your guides walk with you and whisper to you from above – always giving you directions and encouragement – lest you lose your way. So walk with us in laughter and love, for all is merriment and all is life. The road never ends, it only winds and turns and goes on forever. So wherever you find yourself on the road, just smile, and know that we are beside you on your return home to God. You will all find your way, for there is only one way – although the turns are many.
Know that I travel with you always as a seasoned traveler who never wearies of the dust, nor complains of the hardships. By focusing on the Light all falls way, and your path becomes clear of debris. Thank you for making this trip with me.
About Dianne: Dianne Robbins continues her connection to the civilizations of Inner Earth, the Elementals and Nature Kingdoms for over 25 years. Her transmissions connect our hearts to the hearts of Beings in advanced civilizations, Whales, Dolphins, the Tree People, the Crystal Nation and Earth’s Elemental Kingdoms. In service to Earth, Dianne continues to provide her channelings to keep people informed of the vital link between our surface world and other realms of existence who share our planet with us. As we merge our consciousness with these other realms, our perceptual range expands and our inner sight opens.
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THE COLORS OF THE WIND BY JILL MATTSON
Two healing energies emerged in Japan during the first quarter of the twentieth century, Reiki and Johrei. Both are healing energies, but are completely different in lineage, frequency, purpose, use, and method of training. In addition to different origins, there are many other distinguishing differences between Johrei and Reiki.
Inspired by one man in Japan, Johrei Healing was introduced to America in 1953 by Mokichi Okada also called Meishu-Sama. He was respected greatly for his vision and light work. Johrei is a manifestation of divine energy that can be transmitted through one individual to another for healing. As the spiritual body is cleansed, the mind and body are also uplifted. Johrei has its roots in Japan, and is gaining recognition in the West as a non-invasive energy healing practice. It is a universal vibration that is available to all. The Johrei Institute was established in 1998 to prove the effectiveness of Johrei through scientific medical research, and to fund accepted research work through universities. It has so far been proven to have a great effect on cancer and heart problems.
In terms of frequency, Johrei is closer to the intensity of earth energies than Reiki. When measured on the Aura Video Imager, Johrei appears green in the aura, while Traditional Reiki emerges as indigo blue and purple.
Although an oversimplification of two powerful healing energies, it is often said that Reiki is the feminine or "water" energy, Johrei the masculine or "fire" energy. Without doubt, the two energies, while quite different, are complementary in their action. Each has its appropriate applications; each is a powerful form of energy healing.
Take a Johrei Practitioner Class: The basics of channeling, hand positions, points and more.
This is the class where the individual learns the history and basics of Johrei, mainly the tools that give you the knowledge and skills needed for being a Johrei Practitioner.
Students adore the simplicity and the effect of Johrei, the energy was felt immediately at our class in September. It is a wonderful addition to heal yourself and for clients.
This is the class to take if you want to begin to channel Johrei Healing to others. It is a simple modality to practice, and no symbols are involved or esoteric techniques. The student will be attuned to Quan Yin Johrei.
You will be become a certified Johrei Practitioner, receive initiation, certificate, manual and ohikari (focal point). Barbara Carlton Rev., Johrei Practitioner, Master & Teacher (Rev. Michael Neary is planning to participate in class and to sign certificates)
Johrei Organizations or Centers can be found in many parts of the USA, for Western New York you can find Johrei treatments as well as classes at the ‘Johrei Center’ which is part of The Reiki Healing Center, Rochester, NY Feel free to contact us for more information on Johrei.
About Barbara: Barbara Carlton, the Center’s founder, is a member of the International Center for Reiki Training. She teaches to International standards and the standards of the International Center for Reiki Training which is run by William Rand who is also the founder of Karuna Reiki®. She has over 16 years of experience teaching Usui Reiki and 14 years of experience as a Karuna Reiki® Master. She currently lives in the Rochester area and has a new location at 758 South Avenue where she teaches. ype your paragraph here.
I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST ME (BUT IT ISN'T)
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STONE OF THE MONTH: CITRINE
BY CHRISTINA HALL
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PAGANISM AND WICCA
BY JENNIFER MAIMONE
You Are Multidimensional
Without exception all of you are multidimensional. All of you have a Divine Feminine and Masculine within and thus Twin Flame counterparts. Your Soul is a vast body of Light born of God. You are without doubt mastered at your God self level.
When you are ready you will know more of who you are at those higher levels. Until then, just know you are much more wise and love filled than you can imagine. Know thyself and set yourself free.
What you Give
In accordance to Divine Law that which you give out returns to you. If you give out love and kindness it returns to you three-fold. If you give out non involvement and detachment you receive the same from others. If you give out jealousy it will be mirrored back to you.
If you give out kindness and compassion it will be shown to you. If you give out the hand of friendship it will be offered to you. If you give out peace it will be reflected to you.
If you ask the Universe for what you need you will manifest it. The Universe has no law other than thoughts manifest into your reality sooner or later. Be aware of that which you give to receive and know that all will be returned from to love.
About Jayne: Jayne is a healer and soul channel for the masters, DNA and akashic record practitioner, teach and author of four spiritual books. THE CALL OF AN ANGEL, TWELVE STEPS TO HEAVEN, THE NEW DNA, A SECRET PATH TO FREEDOM. She has over 35 years experience and presently shares new information, activations, healings and channelings from the masters for a new earth, peace, harmony, love and light to all. Remember the universe always loves you!
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THE QUEEN'S CHRONICLES - SPOOKY GREETINGS BY MAMA DONNA HENES
AUTUMN LEAVES BY EDEL T. COPELAND
THE COLORS OF THE WIND BY JILL MATTSON
VIDEO - JILL MATTSON ENTER CRYSTAL REALMS & ENLIGHTMENT SECRETS
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SHAMANIC MUSINGS FROM THE BACKYARD SHAWOMAN
FROM WOO TO WOW - ENGAGING YOUR SIXTH SENSE BY CONNIE WAKE AND SUSAN FIANDACH
PAGAN VS. WICCA BY JENNIFER MAIMONE
JOURNEY OF YOUR SOUL BY DIANNE ROBBINS
STONE OF THE MONTH - CITRINE BY CHRISTINA HALL
JOHREI FOR PRACTITIONERS, FRIENDS AND FAMILY BY BARBARA CARLTON
CAN YOU CHANGE THE STORY OF YOUR LIFE TO MAKE IT BETTER? BY MARJORIE BAKER PRICE
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Welcome to Zen Mountain Monastery
Since 1980, we’ve offered both traditional and innovative ways to engage the Buddhadharma through our programs and retreats. The Monastery is an environment uniquely conducive to spiritual practice that can help you discover how to bring your spiritual path to life in everyday activities.
Whether you come for a Sunday Morning Program, a weekend retreat, or a period of residency, you’ll have a chance to experience the Monastery’s cloister—a dynamic spiritual community and a place to encounter your own inner silence and stillness, wisdom and compassion.
The Mountains and Rivers Order (MRO) is a Western Zen Buddhist lineage established by the late John Daido Loori Roshi and dedicated to sharing the dharma as it has been passed down, generation to generation, since the time of Shakyamuni Buddha. Although the MRO is distinctly American, much of the training, liturgy, and practice forms used in the Order come from the tradition of Zen as it evolved in ancient China and Japan. Daido Roshi trained with Hakuyu Taizan Maezumi Roshi at the Zen Center of Los Angeles and received dharma transmission from him. Because Maezumi Roshi was a lineage holder within the Soto school of Zen, and had received Inka (seal of approval) from two Rinzai teachers, training and practice in the MRO draws from both these traditions.
The MRO takes its name from Zen Master Eihei Dogen’s “Mountains and Rivers Sutra,” a favorite teaching of Daido Roshi’s–one that he returned to again and again. With Zen Mountain Monastery (ZMM), the seat of the Order, based at the foot of a mountain and the junction of two rivers, the name Mountains and Rivers Order takes on added significance.
SHAMANIC MUSINGS FROM THE BACKYARD SHAWOMAN BY REV. MARYANNA MULLER
* Unofficial Commissioner of Public Spirit of NYC. - The New Yorker
* For 35 years Ms. Henes has been putting city folk in touch with Mother Earth. - New York Times
* Part performance artist, part witch, part social director for planet earth. - The Village Voice
* A-List exorcist!" - NY Post
* The Original crystal-packing mama. - NY Press
Donna Henes is an internationally renowned urban shaman, contemporary ceremonialist, spiritual teacher, award-winning author, popular speaker and workshop leader whose joyful celebrations of celestial events have introduced ancient traditional rituals and contemporary ceremonies to millions of people in more than 100 cities since 1972. She has published four books, a CD, an acclaimed Ezine and writes for The Huffington Post, Beliefnet and UPI Religion and Spirituality Forum. A noted ritual expert, she serves as a ritual consultant for the television and film industry. Mama Donna, as she is affectionately called, maintains a ceremonial center, spirit shop, ritual practice and consultancy in Exotic Brooklyn, NY where she offers intuitive tarot readings, spiritual counseling and works with individuals, groups, institutions, municipalities and corporations to create meaningful ceremonies for every imaginable occasion.
The Queen’s Chronicles: SPOOKY GREETINGS
I extend all manner of spooky greetings for these three days of the dead:
October 31 Halloween
November 1 All Saints Day
November 2 All Soul's Day or Dia de los Muertos.
Halloween descends from Samhain, the most significant holiday of the Celtic calendar. Being a pastoral people, the Celts counted their seasons according to the needs of their cattle and sheep, rather than the agricultural seasons that farmers might mark. The year was divided into summer, when the herds are led our to graze, and winter, when they were brought back home again. Samhain, the day when the cows came home, was considered the first day of winter and also the first day of the new year.
Samhain exposes a crease in time. A fissure between summer and winter. Between the old year and the new. During this period, the dead have easy access to the living, and are likely to pay a visit. Just as the herds returned home to the warmth and security of the hearth in winter, so too, must the ghosts of the dead want to be cheered by familiar surroundings and loved ones. Certainly one owes the same hospitality to the ancestors as one gives to the animals!
For hundreds of years Christian missionaries tried without success to suppress Samhain and convert the Celts. In the eleventh century, Odilo, abbot at Cluny, claimed this heathen death feast for the Church. Hallow Tide, Holy Time, is a three-day feast -- All Hallowed Eve, All Hallowed, and All Saint's Day -- during which prayers are offered for Christian saints and souls, and only for Christian saints and souls. All others, those doomed souls whose burials were not consecrated in Christ, return to Earth on the eve of All Hallow’s to haunt the living. Menacing demons and flying witches along with their trusty black cat sidekicks, the persistent practitioners of the pagan religion, were also thought to be out and about and up to no good.
The potato famine of 1846 sent a million Irish immigrants to the United States. They brought with them their ancient Celtic customs, among them the feast of Samhain, which, as good Catholics, they now called Hallowe'en. This shadow festival of soul survival struck a responsive chord in the American people who instantly adopted it. To this day, Halloween is celebrated in some fashion by practically every person in North America. Sales of decorations and goodies rival the lucrative Christmas season.
We modern Americans rarely -- if ever -- think about death if we can possibly help it. We like to watch it on a big screen well enough, or perpetrate it on innocent populations overseas, but in real life, we just don't do death. Which is why I think Halloween has become so popular. It offers us a way to engage with our natural fascination with death in a way which is scary yet superficial. At Halloween we get to acknowledge our fear of death while still having a good time.
All best blessings,
What is the difference between Paganism and Wicca? For some, this is a confusing question to answer. According to Debbie Michaud in her book The Healing Traditions and Spiritual Practices of Wicca, “Wicca is a Pagan religion, but not all Pagans are Wiccans.” This is a clean, and simple explanation, though many people may still not know the reason why that is.
The reason a Wiccan is a Pagan, but not all Pagans are Wiccans is because in order to be a Wiccan, you merely have to practice religion of Wicca. In order to be a Pagan, your religion must be outside of main world religions like Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, etc. Historically speaking, the term “Pagan” comes from the Latin word pagus (meaning “villager” or “rustic”), and paganus (meaning “citizen” or “civilian”). The term Pagan was originally used to describe those who were non-Christian, or part of Christ’s army. Knowing the difference between a Wiccan and Pagan is important, just as much as it is important to know that being a Pagan doesn’t necessarily make someone polytheistic, neither.
The reason why someone being Pagan doesn’t naturally make them a polytheist is because polytheism is the belief of more than one god. Today, many Pagans may be Earth and Nature-centered in their worship, like Wicca, while others may not be. “Pagans may be trained in particular traditions or they may follow their own inspiration. Paganism is not dogmatic. Pagans pursue their own vision of the Divine as a direct and personal experience.” For nature-centered worshipers, they typically believe in a God and Goddess, and other deities like Pan, the Greek god of the wild and hunting. However, if you’re like me, you may have a nature-based faith, BUT worship in one God. That makes you a Pagan, but specifically a monotheist Pagan.
Understanding the meaning behind these key words is important for those looking to learn about world religions. It is easy to lump them together in one category, but that doesn’t make it correct. When taking the steps into learning something new, make the time to learn about the history, terminology and antiquity.
About Jennifer: Jennifer opened Dual Crossroads in December 2016. She attributes her ability to opening a fully functioning store in such a short time period to two things: her drive to make a name for herself, and the inspiration of her parents. “Learning from my experiences as a published author, I realized I wanted more than just to see my name on a book. I wanted to be able to walk in to a place that was my own,” says Jennifer. Growing up in a family business, Jennifer had seen her father’s name hold weight within the industry, and her mother act as the driving force behind the company’s thriving presence. Inspired by their commitment and tutelage, Jennifer created Dual Crossroads.
At Dual Crossroads, Jennifer aims to break the mold in what is expected of a retail store, and of a woman in business. She’s not only introduced an unanticipated mixture of inventory (consisting of Spiritual New Age supplies, modern fashions, and Gothic merchandise), but has channeled her other talents as a published horror author, special effects artist, and sculptor through her store. The motto at Dual Crossroads is, “Everyone Has a Light and Dark to Who They Are. Here, They Come to a Crossroads.”
JOURNEY OF YOUR SOUL BY DIANNE ROBBINS
You Can Change Your Story After You Discover It
How many stories have you lived in your life? I do so much key therapeutic work in my practice focusing on establishing with clients what presents as the real meaning to uncovering identity, history, and real choice as the elements to self-healing and development around telling one’s “stories” – and considering how fluid they can be to support desired transformation.
Native American spirituality speaks of the power of changing your story. One is renamed after earning one’s “coming of age” as a description of meaning and power.
Carl Jung, in his work with archetypes as reflecting our real and spiritual essence, linked these symbolic universal “characters” – as does Carolyn Myss in her bestselling books, Anatomy of the Spirit and Sacred Contracts - with our core challenges for healing and development in the unfolding odysseys of our life. Here are some key inner reflective and journaling exercises I have created to find and open up higher awareness and actualization, through uncovering/creating your “stories”:
Seven Steps to Creating Your New World
Settle back into a comfortable, supported position, close your eyes, and count ten full, deep, easy breaths to yourself. For these next several breaths, say to yourself the following phrase each time you breathe: Free the story of my spirit.
Imagine you are taken on an inner journey into this “story”, allowing all that unfolds and draws you in to carry you in its way to its own “place” of completion. As that occurs, gently and easily return to full waking consciousness, open your eyes, and write/draw your experience.
Take a few moments and read all that you’ve written. Now consider: does this describe the “story/stories” of your life?
Journal about your sense of what is the same/different – and consider why – record whatever additional insights occur.
Now reflect in a way that feels visionary (by that I mean free, without condition/expectation, compelling) what you would like the present and future story of your life to be. When you feel complete with that vision, once more record your experience.
What, if anything, stops you from choosing/creating this vision? Journal your answers – and then, as you once more read through this part, title it My Faulty Belief Systems.
Rewrite all of the above as its exact opposite. When you are finished, title this piece My New Story.
What choices can you now make each and every day to live your dream and see what happens? Try this for the next 45 days – as I’ve said in previous articles, the time it takes to break limiting and self-destructive habits – and let the results become a springboard for experiencing a new, freely chosen story.
About Marjorie: About Marjorie: Marjorie Baker Price, RN, Certified Hypnotherapist and Level III Reiki Master, is a psychiatric nurse with over 9 years of experience at the University of Rochester Medical Center Strong Memorial Hospital specializing in behavioral inpatient, community mental health, chronic care and emergency psychiatric care. In addition, she has developed stress management and recovery programs for a new outpatient alcoholism treatment center. She has taught at the State University of New York College at Brockport School of Nursing, Nazareth College Center for Lifelong Learning and St. John Fisher College community education center.
She has authored a nationally acclaimed series of audio guided meditation and self-hypnosis recordings as well as several related books and self-study courses. She is a featured columnist with Nature's Wisdom magazine on counseling and integrated health topics. Marjorie presents numerous related workshops nationwide on self-healing, wellness, recovery therapies, goal achievement, creative expression and empowerment, as well as counseling and consulting for individuals and small groups. She is a sought after public speaker and frequently makes appearances nationally on radio and television.
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Years ago, when I was in seminary, one of my professors Rev. Dr. Gail Ricciuti, challenged me to think about God as an artist. I fell in love with that idea, partly because it reminded me of one of my favorite children’s books by Martha Hickman called And God Created Squash. She tells the Creation story with a God who has an awesome sense of adventure, play and creativity talking to himself in the Garden of Eden about all that he wants to create. He envisions things and creates them by calling them into being. One inspiration leads to another. For example, God falls in love with the word squash. "I like that name . . . I think I'll use it again. Acorn squash. Butternut squash. Even zucchini squash. I might have a game and call it squash. Or put my hand on something and press down hard and call that squash." This creative process continues until God ends by fashioning some company for himself--something, "well, more like me."
This whole idea of God as an artist was the inspiration for one of my first sermons, called Divine by Design. Here I argued we are Divine by Design because we were designed by the Divine. If we had a label that we wore, some sort of trademark, it would say Divine Design.
So, what if we thought about each of us as being created by God the artist? God, the one who can mold each of us into a vessel, like the potter does clay. A God who has our future in her hands. See when we think about God as designer, we can begin to reflect on the creative side of God. I mean here is a God who can take a formless void and turn it into such a masterpiece that when she looked at it, all she could say was “very good,” but then had to go back the next day and kick it up a notch. If we think about God’s designer skills, we recognize that God was a multi-medium artist – God knew how to work with lights, elements, soil, vegetation, feathers, skin, hair, skeletal structures and so much more. God had this master design plan for her world and then brought it into life, working diligently on each phase of the design until it was how she wanted it to be.
So, can you imagine God being creative like this? I can see God kind of looking at this formless void and creating in her mind this amazing design. A design that was complex and multidimensional. A design that allowed God’s sense of creativity to come shining through. Imagine it was the third day, and God was creating vegetables and other forms of vegetation. I can hear God having a conversation with herself that kind of went like this “how about plants?” and there appeared on the earth plants. So now God is looking at these plants and wondering, “what shall I call them?” maybe grits and corn and rice and black-eyed peas. Oh wait, how about sweet potatoes or greens. Oh, I like that word – greens – I could make all kinds of greens – mustard greens, turnip greens, collard greens." I have this sense that most of the days were like that. God just having fun designing this world that she was creating.
Ernesto Cardenal, in his book Abide in Love, wrote about something similar. He said, "Everything in nature has a trademark, God's trademark: the stripes on a shell and the stripes on a zebra; the grain of the wood and the veins of the dry leaf; the markings on the dragonfly's wings and the pattern of stars on a photographic plate; the panther's coat and the epidermal cells of the lily petal; the structure of atoms and galaxies. All bear God's fingerprints. . . .
There is a style, a divine style in everything that exists, which shows that it was created by the same artist. Everything is multiplicity within unity. Everything is both like other things and unique. Every individual thing has its own manner of being; it is that thing and not anything else. At the same time, there are millions and millions of others like it, both minute creatures and immense stars. Everything has its own stripes, speckles, spots, dapples, veins, or grain--the caterpillar, the clay pot, the chameleon, the Klee painting and the Persian carpet, sea spray, stalactites, white agate veins in pebbles, the carpet of autumn leaves, wood, marble, sea shells, and the skeleton of the reptile. . . .”
This week, let’s think about how we were created by the same artist. We are all part of the same exhibit. We are multiplicity within unity. We are both similar and different. It is in this experience that we are able to experience and practice unity.
About Inspiritual: It is a space for you, when you are ready, to embark on an inward journey, a space to move beyond that which inspires you, a safe space for you to engage in a spiritual journey towards a deeper relationship with your authentic self and your Higher Power; however you call upon that power. Inspiritual is a space where you can connect to your Higher Power in ways that facilitate your feeling safe, empowered, trusted, loved, and filled with possibility, a space in which you can claim the time to look within, connect to Spirit, and bring the Spirit within to the surface.
AND GOD CREATED UNITY
BY REV. SHARON JACOBSON