Saturday, 27 December 2008
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Monday, 15 December 2008
Sunday, 7 December 2008
Some of my personal favourites:
'Not All Pain is Gain'
'If We Don't Take Care of the Customer, Maybe They'll Stop Bugging Us'
'The best leaders inspire by example. When that's not an option, brute intimidation works pretty well, too'
'If you're attractive enough on the outside, people will forgive you for being irritating to the core'
'The Secret of Success is knowing who to Blame for Your Failures'
'It's always darkest just before it goes pitch black'
'Genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99% perspiration, which is why engineers sometimes smell really bad'
'Minds are like parachutes. Just because you've lost yours doesn't mean you can borrow mine'
'Some people dream of success, while other people live to crush those dreams'
As humorous as some of these skewed quotes are, there are a few I still do not believe it:
'Dreams are like rainbows. Only idiots chase them' - I'd rather chase them thank you very much, at least I have a goal to aim towards and positive affirmations work wonders!
'You aren't being paid to believe in the power of your dreams' - true, but if you're lucky/shrewd enough, you will be able to manage this easily - let's release this to the angels to take care of the finer details!
You can read more of these wacky quotes on http://despair.com/
Saturday, 6 December 2008
1) One step at a time is enough for me
Wednesday, 3 December 2008
Saturday, 29 November 2008
Fifth house: Creativity, self-expression, hobbies, addictions, love affairs
Sixth house: Daily routine, workplace, pets, physical health
Twelfth house: Hidden talents, psyche, behind-the-scenes, institutions, universal source
Saturday, 22 November 2008
The twelve zodiac signs are grouped into four elements: fire, earth, air and water:
Fire signs: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
Earth signs: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
Air signs: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
Water signs: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
Earth: With many planets in earth signs, you tend to be down-to-earth and practical. You may also be a methodical and an organised individual. You have a tendency to be stubborn and may find it hard to change from your day-to-day routine.
Air: With many planets in air signs, it is likely that you enjoy a good chat and the company of others. You tend to think analytically and logically, i.e. think with your head rather than your heart. Being mentally stimulated may be important to you, as boredom is something you cannot cope with. You may find it hard to stay still - both physically and mentally. You have a tendency to frequently change your mind.
Water: With many planets in water signs, you tend to be a sensitive and an emotional individual, whom tend to listen to your intuition and follow your heart on many matters. You may get influenced by others easily. You are caring and enjoy nurturing those around you. You have a knack for detecting the feelings of others.
Thursday, 13 November 2008
As mentioned by life coach Gill Edward, and further echoed by many other spiritual writers, our external world is a reflection of our inner state. Perhaps my recent cleansing is finally having an impact on my external environment?
Monday, 10 November 2008
Thursday, 6 November 2008
Tuesday, 28 October 2008
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Monday, 13 October 2008
Sunday, 5 October 2008
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Monday, 29 September 2008
The other day, my sister sent me a highly inspirational article called 'How to make a living doing what you love '. At first, I thought, 'Not another one!' But after reading it, I felt like it was a reminder for me to stay strong, because lately, my confidence to chase my dreams began to waiver again.
I hope the article will be equally inspiring for you.
Monday, 22 September 2008
I still haven't got internet at home. I wonder if I'm blocking it somehow. Perhaps I should put Louise Hay's positive affirmation work into practice and affirm that 'I have access to internet at home. It is running very smoothly. All is well.'
This past month has been rather strange. Last month, in late August, I left Oxford, got home, finished my packing and hopped onto a plane all within 24 hours - I hardly had time to fully digest my week of Summer School before I found myself in Hong Kong!
Summer School was amazing - I can't wait to return there next year! I was expecting people to share astrological information such as 'What's your Sun/Moon/Mercury sign?' etc but when I was asked 'At what degree is that?' I thought, 'Wow! Now we're getting technical!' I then surprised myself by telling others the degrees without needing my birthchart! In the past five years of my formal study with the Faculty, I have, inadvertently, memorised most of the degrees of my planets in my birthchart!
The Water Trinity
I felt really down when I left Oxford. 24 hours later, I was on a plane for Hong Kong. I've been praying for this opportunity for over a year, but as the noise of the plane engines got louder, I felt a tug at my heart. When the plane finally took off and I could feel the plane no longer in physical contact with the British soil, I felt a huge pain in my heart. Suddenly, I had a vision of Lyra from Philip Pullman's 'Amber Spyglass' (which is also set in Oxford!), who is about to journey into the underworld without her daemon. For those of you who have read the books, you will be aware that your daemon never leaves you. I remember when I was reading that scene, I could really 'feel' Lyra's heartache as she chooses to leave her daemon behind. If I remember correctly, she could feel the emotional cord between herself and her daemon snap - and that was the feeling I had as the plane took off - I felt the pull of the cord between myself and England, which was a total surprise, because I didn't even know this bond existed! Maybe the bond was the people I've left behind. In the end, it took me over two weeks to get over this 'snapping of the cord'. I actually felt wounded without sounding too dramatic! One of my cousins here reckoned it's because I didn't give myself enough time to adjust, afterall, I began my new job a day after my arrival!
Saturday, 23 August 2008
Sunday, 17 August 2008
Sunday, 10 August 2008
Admittedly, nothing signficant happened to me during that time, however, in the past week, I have felt the 'aftermath' of it instead - if such a phenomenon exists! A combination of external events and internal hormones (!) have push my temper beyond control - I had to calm myself down many a-times. I then attempted to extract the reasons behind these 'lessons'. Afterall, I do believe that external events tend to mirror our internal state. To re-balance myself, I consulted Louise Hay's 'I can do it' booklet. It was when I was reading through it that I realised how much I have forgotten about positive thinking. I have been so focused on my day-to-day chores that I allowed negative energy to accumulate in my mind.
Here are some of my favourites I have picked out to cleanse my mind, body and spirit:
I realise that stress is only fear. I now release all fears.
When I feel tense, I remember to relax all of the muscles and organs of my body.
I am even-tempered and emotionally well balanced.
I am safe when I express my feelings. I can be serene in any situation.
I slowly breathe in and out, and I find myself relaxing more and more with each breath.
I create a stress-free world for myself.
I let go of all fear and doubt, and life becomes simple and easy for me.
I close my eyes, think positive thoughts and breathe goodness in and out.
Sunday, 3 August 2008
As I was sharing these pictures with my teeange cousin yesterday, I noticed that for 'Angel' and 'Devil', the water crystals collected both have a big black hole in the middle. He shrewdly pointed out that the devil is supposedly a fallen angel, perhaps the black hole depicts this link?
Images taken from Masaru Emoto's 'The Miracle of Water'.
Sunday, 27 July 2008
Sunday, 20 July 2008
Sunday, 13 July 2008
This year, I was again given another opportunity to choregraph several dances, but unlike last time, I volunteered for the job. I finally recognised that it was the opportunity I had been praying for 7 years ago. I didn't notice it last year because it wasn't in the form I had asked for, even though the outcome was highly positive. Sometimes, when we pray, we have our own picture of how we want that wish to come true. I find it helpful to just pray for happiness now and let the universe take care of the finer details. It is tempting to tell the universe exactly how you want something to happen, however, that may not necessarily be for the highest good for all concerned.
Saturday, 5 July 2008
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Image taken from Doreen Virtue's Magical Unicorns Oracle Card Deck.
Saturday, 24 May 2008
Sunday, 18 May 2008
Materially, we could help by making a donation (e.g. http://www.redcross.org.uk/). Metaphysically, we could pray. It is important to hold positive thoughts and to keep the faith.
Sunday, 11 May 2008
Sunday, 27 April 2008
In Gill Edwards' 'Living Magically', she gave a rather poignant example which stayed with me ever since - If a friend made a mistake or failed to achieve a task, what would you say to him/her? Personally, I would say 'Hard luck! At least you've tried your very best. Learn from the experience and move on.' So why is it that when it's YOU who have made a mistake, you beat yourself up thinking over and over about it and calling yourself all sorts of names?! Just because it's YOU doesn't mean that you can abuse yourself in that way. You are allowed to be kind to yourself. Admittedly, I do occasionally lapse into my self-critical mode. However, I'm trying my hardest to be gentle with myself and to say 'Well done' or 'You've tried your best' instead of 'That's not good enough', or 'How stupid!'
Sunday, 20 April 2008
Food cravings can be triggered by vitamin or mineral deficiencies. However, Doreen Virtue's research has found a link between food cravings and one's emotional state:
For a more comprehensive list, do take a look at 'Losing Your Pounds of Pain' or 'Constant Craving: What Your Food Cravings Mean and How to Overcome Them'.
The other day, I couldn't resist my coke craving (as in Coca Cola!) and gulped a 500ml bottle in one go (this is rare for me). According to the list: You feel overwhelmed by work or chores and want to have more energy! This is certainly the case with me....
Sunday, 13 April 2008
I found Doreen's spiritual teaching very soothing to the soul. In particular, I liked the sound of learning through peace instead of pain, a concept very alien to me as I used to be an advocate of 'No Pain, No Gain!'. I wanted to find out more so I got hold of a few of her books. One of them being 'The Lightworkers' Way'. I devoured them in the space of a weekend - I simply could not put them down! The spiritual concepts she discussed in her books seemed too far-fetched and way too unrealistic for me. If you think positively, good things will be attracted to you - life can't be that simple - or can it? Since I had nothing to lose and everything to gain, I thought I might as well give the angels a chance. Afterall, if it didn't work out, I could always go back to my old ways of thinking.
Five years on, I'm still invoking angelic guidance in different areas of my life. I have learned to be calmer, to think more positively and be more comfortable in my own skin. I trust my intuition more and find it easier to let go of patterns and bahaviours which no longer serve me. I've had my ups and downs, and there were times when I thought the angels have left me! But I know that your angels are always with you. We are all here to learn various life lessons. There will be times when we feel out-of-balanced by life's challenges. When I encounter disagreeable people, I try to identify what it is that I find annoying in that person, because that person is merely mirroring a part of me that I need to work on. This may sound impossible but the answer is to send positive energy to that person (instead of thinking evil thoughts!)
Sunday, 6 April 2008
When I have dreams of teeth/hair falling out, I know my stress level is on the rise. Dreams of looking for toilets are when I need to eliminate thoughts/ideas/emotions which no longer serve me.
But why was it happening to me?
I then remembered coming across a book called 'You Can Heal Your Life' by Louise Hay a few years back in a bookshop. I recalled seeing a dictionary inside the book explaining the reasons for manifesting certain physical symptoms and illnesses. So I got hold of a copy and found that my skin condition may have been related to 'small, hidden fears; anxiety; old buried guck; feeling threatened'. Louise Hay then suggested instilling new thought patterns, e.g. 'I bring peace to every corner of my life, I lovingly protect myself with thoughts of joy and peace. The past is forgiven and forgotten. I am free in this moment.' Targeting the problem in isolation didn't produce the result I desired, so I read the whole book instead. I was so glad I did because I learned from Louise Hay's research that self-acceptance is the ultimate key to a happy and fulfilling life. How can you expect others and the universe to deliver goodness to you when you feel you don't deserve anything good in your life?
Everyone in my life has something to teach me. We have a purpose in being together. (Ever feel like strangling that annoying relative/work colleague/family member/friend? I like to think that they are mirroring a part of me that I need to become aware of. It's all a learning experience. Again, be forgiving, extract the lesson and move on!).
Today, no person, place or thing can irritate or annoy me. I choose to be at peace. (This may be hard to initially comprehend but when someone irritates you, YOU allow that person to do that to you.)
No matter how old I am, I can always learn more, and I do so with confidence.
I accept others as they are, and they in turn, accept me.
Tuesday, 1 April 2008
Here are the 7 major chakras:
Red: Root chakra is located at the base of the spine. This is related to basic survival needs such as personal safety and finances.
Orange: Sacral chakra is located between the navel and the base of the spine. This is related to emotions and sensuality.
Yellow: Solar Plexus is located between the bottom of the ribcage and the navel. This is related to personal energy and power.
Green: Heart chakra is located in the centre of the chest. This is related to love and relationships.
Light Blue: Throat chakra is located at the base of the throat. This is concerned with communication, creativity and speaking the truth.
Dark Blue: Brow chakra, or Third eye is located in the centre of the forehead. This is concerned with intuition, insight and imagination.
Purple: Crown chakra is located just above the top of the head. This is concerned with connecting with the Divine energy.
And of course, we are enveloped by our aura.
I find that when I'm feeling low for no obvious reasons, or if I'm getting a skin rash, headaches or a stiff neck, I know immediately that my body is trying to tell me something is wrong, either it be a negative thought or emotion, or that my diet needs to be changed. I truly believe that your body never lies. Look after it, give it adequate rest and exercise, feed it healthy foods and think positive thoughts:)
Thursday, 27 March 2008
Have you ever felt positive and uplifted after being in the presence of certain people or being in a certain place?
Everyone radiates their own pattern of energy field (see my aura photo in a previous post). When your energy pattern resonates on the same wavelength as someone else's, being in each other's presence makes you both feel good. Energy fields of soulmates are known to merge into one harmoniously. I can easily name quite a few of my friends who could alter my moods for the better - and I bet they didn't even know they are doing it! Unfortunately, the same holds true for negative energy, there are certain people and places that would made me feel depleted of life. Doreen Virtue, the pioneer in Angeltherapy (http://www.angeltherapy.com/), recommends shielding your energy field from these negative effects. Just like those happy people, these depressed individuals probably had no idea what they are doing to your moods, they are also known as 'Emotional Vampires'.
Happy times with my spiritual sister - Suni :)
There are so-called energy vortexes around the world. Sedona, Arizona in the US is one, Glastonbury in the UK too. During my time in Japan, my friend Miwa took me to one of these energy vortexes in Nagano prefecture. On my hike down to the energy spot, I met a local carrying several empty plastic containers, she was on her way to collecting her daily ration of the 'energised' water at the bottom of the slope.
Feeling the mystical energy and collecting my own sample of energised water
My friend Miwa also told me that Mount Fuji is another mystical place. I felt fortunate enough to be able to live near it for 3 years. Miwa once told me that her intuitive powers would increase when she's near me and especially when she was visiting me in Yamanashi. Sounds like energy fields at play here:)
Monday, 24 March 2008
Sunday, 23 March 2008
The lady who analysed my aura basically reinforced what's been on my mind. She also recommended me a fantastic book called 'Feel the fear and do it anyway!' by Susan Jeffers. There are many self-help books on the market, but this one is to-the-point and left a lasting impression on my mind. For those of you who are unsure of your life purpose or are currently contemplating on a new venture, ask yourself this - if you were on your death bed now, what would you wish you had done or tried to achieve during your lifetime?
(This came with my aura photo)
Although his research method was criticised by the scientific community, the chairperson at the Spiritual Dimensions of Science and Consciousness Subcommittee of the United Nations was so inspired by Emoto's work that he invited Emoto to share his spiritual findings at a UN seminar in 2005.
The power of positive thinking............
Decide for yourself the validity of Emoto's work:
Saturday, 22 March 2008
I decided to put it to the test.
Image courtesy of sattva / FreeDigitalPhotos.net