Saturday 23 May 2009

Ear Chakras

The ear chakras are located just above the eyebrows.

I've been acutely aware of my tense shoulders lately, which I attribute to the stresses being put upon me.  However, I was baffled by the discomfort between my eyebrows and forehead.  Having listened to the latest of Doreen Virtue's radio show, I now believe the aches and pains are likely to be caused by all the negative utterances directed at me, which are then absorbed into my system, via the ear chakras.

I feel it is important to take time-out in order to cleanse and balance our mind, body and spirit.  These quiet moments allow us to be in touch with our inner self and to listen to our voice within.  

Monday 18 May 2009

Skin as Smooth as a Baby's Bottom

Don't know about you, but I'm amongst the population of females who is striving for silky soft skin. According to Louise Hay's 'Heal Your Body' - a dictionary of ailments and their origins, skin problems are related to one's sense of individuality and how one is prone to the opinions of others.  In a previous post, I have mentioned my struggle with hives a few years back.  In fact, that was how I stepped onto the path of shrugging off external opinions, with the help of Louise Hay's positive affirmation work.  The original problem was too ingrained in my psyche that my skin condition remained for months.  Despite not receiving immediate effect, the journey enabled me to understand myself more, and through other spiritual means, e.g. EFT, reiki, astrology, feng shui, I began to cleanse my internal state, since this has a knock-on effect on the external world.  

Does this mean good skin may be related to a strong sense of individuality and a high confidence level?

Just for fun, I made a list of all the people I know with skin to die for.  So far, it appears that people with velvet skin are those with a strong personality and are likely to be immune to negative opinions from others.  This makes sense since Louise Hay's affirmation for skin conditions is 'I feel safe to be me'.  For these individuals, they feel comfortable and safe to be in their own skin, thus any external attack would not have an averse effect on them.

Even though there are many other factors which may influence one's skin condition, I would be interested to see if anyone else could repeat this little investigation and see what you find.  

Saturday 16 May 2009

Cosmic Reflections

When I first started this blog, I remember spending many days pondering over the title. 'Cosmic Reflections' came to mind, since I believe that the stars reflect the happenings on Earth, instead of influencing it.  In the end, I settled on Cosmic Potentials as I strongly feel astrology assists us in tapping into our hidden talents.

Many spiritual writers mention in their work the concept of mirroring, in that, situations and people occurring around us are reflections of our inner state.  So, for example, if I am particularly annoyed by a friend who is selfish, that person is brought to me due to my selfish side attracting that character into my life.  The likelihood is that I am unable to face the selfish side of myself, therefore, I attract someone with that trait in order to 'face' up to it from an external source.  

Interestingly, I once met someone whom I swear was my evil twin!  I say that because I totally understood her spiteful intentions behind all the malicious and hurtful things she did and said   To see my 'dark side' manifest in another person was quite a spooky experience!  She was certainly one of the tougher life lessons I had to endure.  As that individual is now out of my life, and may I add I have no one quite like that around me currently (touch wood!), I take it as a cue that for now, I have learned the lesson required of me.  It wasn't an easy time to live through, but it has taught me to appreciate the supportive people the universe has sent my way, and to be active in clearing negative thoughts from my system, for fear of attracting less than desirable people into my life again.  

I also believe that we all come from the same universal source, therefore, we are all the same.  When someone irritates you, instead of sending negative thoughts their way (which is the automatic thing to do!), we should try to understand their intentions for their behaviour.  Forgiveness is the key.  We say to the universe 'Help me understand why this person/situation has been sent my way so I can extract the underlying lesson and move on.'

Thursday 14 May 2009

Think slowly, carefully and practically

Characterised by miscommunications and delays, Mercury retrograde is never an easy period to live through.  We are advised to back-up all of our computer files just to be on the safe side, and contracts are best left to be signed well after 30th May, when the planet moves forward again.  

The backward motion began last Thursday (7th May) in Gemini and is now traversing into the territory of Taurus.  This is likely to help us not only to slow down our thinking, but also to add a touch of simplicity and practicality to ideas which are normally perceived to be problematic and complicated.

Personally, I have encountered a few hiccups since the commencement of this retrograde. I won't bore you with the details, but suffice to say that I was able to review and reflect on those challenges with the help of supportive individuals around me, instead of simply reacting negatively and defensively to those obstacles.  These 'growth opportunities', as I would like to call them, allow me to recognise the fact that life is merely cyclical, in that, the universe throws 'lessons' at us at all times until we master the underlying skills.   For me, I feel I need to be in touch with my Uranian and Neptunian energies more and to loosen up the Saturnian grip. 

'Relax' and 'Chill' are my keywords.  Afterall, life is a journey so it should be enjoyed.

Picture taken from Doreen Virtue's 'Heal With Your Angels Oracle Deck'

Thursday 7 May 2009

Technology: A Blessing or a Curse?

I often see many young people playing on their PSPs while travelling on public transports.  So engrossed in their cyber worlds that they are oblivious to their surroundings.  For solo travellers, I understand the need to pass the time with this handy device.  However, I  have also noticed young children travelling with their families being entertained by their electronic toys instead of passing the time by engaging in a conversation with their carers.

Don't get me wrong, modern technology has made many positive impacts on our standard of living.  Just last month, courtesy of Facebook, I was able to reunite with my primary school friends, whom I have lost complete touch with for the last decade and a half. Now, without technology, I probably would never see these people again.  So unlike those electronic devices, technology can also act as a bridge, linking people together through cyber space.  

Technology is a blessing when used appropriately, but it can equally turn into a nuisance when the user turns into an addict.  At the end of the day, it's a question of self-discipline.  I know I need to work on self-control when it comes to surfing the internet!  Funnily enough, I'm resisting the addiction cord-cutting technique with Archangel Michael and Raphael; perhaps I'm not quite ready to let this one go yet.  I wonder what I'm holding on to?

Sunday 3 May 2009

Effect of Pluto in Capricorn

Facing the current economic crisis, many companies are attempting to reduce their expenditures, from pay cuts to layoffs, to more creative, environmental (and dare I say moral) means.  One multinational company manages to successfully reduce its expenses by conserving electricity and other material resources (e.g. stationery supplies), instead of removing jobs from workers.  Travel expense is also minimised by using video-conferencing.  

This stringent use of resources is evidence of how Pluto in Capricorn is being manifested.

Pondering Pisces

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