Inspirational Quotes from The Power of the Heart DVD The higher order of logic and understanding originates in your heart, it’s experienced in your heart, it’s lived in your heart. – Gary Zukav I believe that the heart is the most forceful, impactful element in our lives. – Maya Angelou The heart seems to be connected to a type of intuition that is not bound by the limits of time and space. But…
Inspirational Quotes from The Power of the Heart DVD
The higher order of logic and understanding originates in your heart, it’s experienced in your heart, it’s lived in your heart. – Gary Zukav
I believe that the heart is the most forceful, impactful element in our lives. – Maya Angelou
The heart seems to be connected to a type of intuition that is not bound by the limits of time and space. But what is that source of intuion, what is the heart connected to and how can we learn to tap into more of that? – Rollin McCraty, in reference to research done at Heart Math
Dont forget your purpose in life! Give a chance to your dream! We are not meant to regret. I’m not saying you’re not going to suffer. I’m not saying that you’re not going to be defeated. I’m saying that you’re not going to regret. – Paulo Cohelo
If I am asked to leave who I am, or part of who I am outside, then no matter what we do in that relationship, I won’t grow because I won’t be able to stay connected to my heart – Mark Nepo
Lao Tzu said that ‘I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience and compassion. In an age where we run from the depth of feeling and the teachings of the heart, our fear can reframe simplicity as ‘stupidity’, patience as laziness and compassion as sentimentality and therefore make them not worthwhile to pick up. Simplicity refers to direct living, first hand experience – to the return to touching life directly. This restores our wholeheartedness. Patience also restores us to wholeheartedness. The urgencies we feel ever pressing are mostly false. Unless you or I can’t breath or we’re bleeding there’s no real urgency. And compassion means to be with, to keep honest company. – Mark Nepo
If you don’t open your heart then existence will crush you. Not because there’s something evil about existence but because, like the way water fills a hole, if you don’t meet the world with who you are then everything around will just fill you in. Some might say ‘if I’m out in the world, I could get hurt, I could get taken advantage of, I could be betrayed, my trust may not be rewarded’ – this is all true but I have found that the cost for not staying open-hearted, whole-hearted is that I lose access to my aliveness. – Mark Nepo
We have a life to live. The heart has the answers. – Michael Beckwith
The power of the heart is the power of life itself, the power of the very intelligence that pervades and underlies the entire universe. – Eckhart Tolle, Power of the Heart
Every spiritual tradition throughout history has spoken about the heart as being seat of the soul. The ‘diamond in the heart’, the ‘lotus in the heart’, the ‘temple in the heart’. Every tradition speaks about the heart as being the essence of who we are – Isabel Allende
Divine intelligence is in your heart. You will not find your soul in your intellect – Gary Zukav
It often happens that when your actions become empowered and contribute something vital to this world, then abundance, in some form, can sometimes flow to you. – Eckhart Tolle
“wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure” – Paolo Cohelo
Natural Remedies for Emotional Support In our stressful society, more and more people are looking for natural remedies for emotional help. We begin by offering a new line of flower Flower remedies are liquid extracts made from carefully selected flowers. They have been used for several decades to help with emotional well-being. Dr Edward Bach, a surgeon in England in the 1930’s, set out to find…
Natural Remedies for Emotional Support
In our stressful society, more and more people are looking for natural remedies for emotional help. We begin by offering a new line of flower
Flower remedies are liquid extracts made from carefully selected flowers. They have been used for several decades to help with emotional well-being. Dr Edward Bach, a surgeon in England in the 1930’s, set out to find natural ways to address the emotional states of people. He studied English flowers and plants and developed over three dozen flower essences for a large variety of specific emotional states.
Now NSP has its own unique line of both English and North American flower essences that feature flowers grown in certified organic gardens and pristine wild crafted habitats. These essences were formulated by Master Herbalist and famed author andNSP lecturer, Steven Home. He explains:
“You may have heard the term Emotional First Aid Kit.
I think every home should have one. Flower essences help people get through the basic emotional imbalances we go through in our lives.
There’s a lot of anger and fear in our nation right now. Many people are suffering losses, whether with financial situations, the market, lost homes, jobs, loved ones, etc. I believe that people really need help processing their emotions.
This is a product line whose time has come. I think we all have a unique opportunity to help others as they search for help in dealing with emotional issues.
I’ve been doing emotional work for 25 years. It’s a huge part of what I do. When you include the emotional with the physical, you get much more dramatic results, and people feel better a lot faster. These flower remedies are unique. No one else has them or anything like
This flower remedy is the most popular on the market. It is designed to balance or center an emotional state. Use in times of stress or tension.
Keep Cool (Vented Anger Formula):
Help control anger, fear and grief; calm temper. Designed for a controlling, domineering personality. Vented anger can manifest as violence, threats of violence, deception and stealth, and emotional manipulation. Venting anger is always a sign of a lack of love and respect for others.
Find Strength (Suppressed Anger Formula):
When anger is suppressed, a person has a difficult time saying “no” to others. They sacrifice their own needs trying to please others and take care of them. Suppressing anger causes you to lose your personal power and allows others to “leach” off of you, which ultimately drains your energy. This results in low energy, which manifests as discouragement, fatigue, loss of enthusiasm and even depression. This loss of energy manifests itself as a lack of immune “shielding,” which can result in frequent infections, parasitic invasions, auto-immune disorders and cancer.
Release It (Vented Grief Formula):
When we vent grief, we place the responsibility for filling the loss we feel onto other people. We don’t want to feel and acknowledge the pain, so we seek sympathy from others as a “drug” to temporarily ease the grief. This can become habitual, so we create a “story” around our victim-hood, which we constantly tell, seeking sympathetic allies. We become “victims,” whining, complaining and manipulating others into feeling sorry for us.
Open Heart (Suppressed Grief Formula):
Sometimes people decide that the pain of grief is a sign that love and vulnerability are dangerous. They close down their hearts to avoid feeling close to anything or anyone. This causes them to fear love. They become “hard of heart” and lack empathy and compassion for others. A person with a closed heart can become inflexible, rigid and judgmental. Criminal behavior is an extreme example of what can happen when the heart hardens due to suppressed grief.
Be Courageous (Vented Fear Formula):
When we vent fear, we look to others to tell us how to solve our problems. We aren’t just interested in exploring solutions, we’re literally giving away our power of choice to others, making them responsible for fixing our fears. Excessive worry and blindly trusting “authority figures” are signs of vented fear.
Be Response-Able (Suppressed Fear Formula):
When we suppress fear, we are suppressing an energy that is driving us to “do something.” This means we need to find something “to do” to channel this energy. Instead of making a choice to do something constructive, we chose to do something to distract us from our fear. We may eat, drink, take drugs, go shopping, watch TV, play on the computer, count bathroom tiles, horde stuff, engage in promiscuous sex, or engage in any other addictive, compulsive or self-defeating behavior.
Flower essences are taken by mouth and may be used separately or in conjunction with herbal remedies. these new products feature a glycerin base and are approved for all ages.
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) And Addiction
Personality refers to the enduring and habitual patterns of attitude, emotion, motivation, and ways of relating to others. Personality disorders may be understood as extreme version of general traits. For example, the attitude of a person with dependent personality who is confronting a new challenge might be: “If I don’t feel competent, I should seek someone to help.” With repetition, the belief becomes stronger. The biased belief (I’m weak) causes that person severe psychological distress.
BPD is defined by instability of interpersonal relationships, self-image, affects, oversensitivity to social environment, and exaggerated impulsivity. About 1.1-2.5% of the general population display primary symptoms of BPD (link is external). Women BPD outnumber men by as much as 3 or 4 to one. The observed prevalence seem to decrease with age, many patients show substantial reduction in their symptoms (link is external). Many individuals with BDP are intelligent and gifted people, but their disorder prevents them from developing themselves (i.e., finishing education, or having jobs below their capacities).
How do borderline traits develop? The cause of BPD is complex. A combination of genetic and developmental (psychological roots) contributes to the development of the illness. BDP like normal personality traits are heritable which ranges from 40% to 50%. The relatives of patients with BPD have a 4-20 times higher prevalence of BPD compared to people in the general population. Context variables such as parenting behaviors are important factors. A number of studies link harsh treatment early in life (e.g., physical abuse and neglect) with later BPD (link is external). Alternatively, heritable traits of the child (e.g., a difficult temperament) may evoke adverse parenting styles that then further shape the child’s development in negative ways. However, not everyone with the disorder will have experienced childhood adversity. Most children who are traumatized never develop personality disorders. Genes are not destiny. (link is external) Genes determines the extent to which we are sensitive to adverse environments.
Exposure to abusive, neglectful or unresponsive caregivers may result in a working model described by expectations that others will not respond to or meet one’s needs for love and care. This internal working model of the self guides all later relationships. He fears abandonment, so he clings. He fears too much closeness, so he pushes away. Too much closeness threatens him with suffocation. He ends up pushing away those with whom he most wants to connect. Because the internal working models function outside of awareness, they are change resistant (link is external).
The core feature of BPD is impulsivity and poor emotional regulation. Impulsive behaviors refer to acting on the spur of the moment in response to immediate environmental cues, without consideration of future consequences. Impulsivity manifests in potentially self-damaging activities that are rewarding in the short term, like anger outbursts, spending, substance abuse, eating and sex. The amount of impulsivity displayed by BPD patients can be extreme, and their inability to carry through plans causes sever harms to their lives (e.g., inability to hold down jobs and impoverished relationships).
Genetic factors (link is external) and adverse childhood experiences (e.g., emotional neglect and abuse) might weaken capacity controlling impulse and making judicious decisions. For instance, neuroimaging studies show that borderline patients express hyperactivity in the part of the brain associated with emotionality and impulsivity (limbic areas), and decreased activity in the section that controls rational thought and regulation of emotion (the prefrontal cortex).
The dysfunction of self-regulation is particularly apparent in the context of social and interpersonal relationships (link is external). The emotional shifts or angry outbursts are often triggered by interpersonal events such as rejection or the fear of abandonment. BPD patients place a high priority on relationships. So anything that signals a threat to the relationship becomes a threat to their sense of self. Such behaviors make relationships with BDP patients very challenging for others. Family members often talk about “walking on eggshells” to avoid an emotion storm. The intensity of these emotions, such as angry outburst, makes them more difficult to control.
The intolerance of painful emotions leads them to denial (avoid feeling and thoughts), or self-medication. The efforts to avoid these experiences can manifest in impulsive and/or compulsive reliance on pleasurable activities such as eating, sex, buying, and using drugs and alcohol. These behaviors are a means to self-medicate fluctuating moods, and avoid negative feelings of emptiness and abandonment. Numerous studies have linked BPD with eating disorders and drug addiction. For example (link is external), 50% of all patients with eating disorders have uncovered BPD, and over 50 percent of substance abusers also fulfill criteria for BPD. Drugs dependency may be a substitute for nurturing social relationships, or a way to establish some sense of belonging (link is external).
Primary targets of treatments (link is external)are inadequate emotional reactions, notably the poorly controlled expression of impulses and self-damaging behavior. The task of therapy is to help patients in acquiring skills in emotion tolerance without acting out behaviors that serve to avoid or escape from the experience, and understanding their emotions.
The Wiccan Rede:
Bide within the Law you must, in perfect Love and perfect Trust.
Live you must and let to live, fairly take and fairly give.
For tread the Circle thrice about to keep unwelcome spirits out.
To bind the spell well every time, let the spell be said in rhyme.
Light of eye and soft of touch, speak you little, listen much.
Honor the Old Ones in deed and name,
let love and light be our guides again.
Deosil go by the waxing moon, chanting out the joyful tune.
Widdershins go when the moon doth wane,
and the werewolf howls by the dread wolfsbane.
When the Lady’s moon is new, kiss the hand to Her times two.
When the moon rides at Her peak then your heart’s desire seek.
Heed the North winds mighty gale, lock the door and trim the sail.
When the Wind blows from the East, expect the new and set the feast.
When the wind comes from the South, love will kiss you on the mouth.
When the wind whispers from the West, all hearts will find peace and rest.
Nine woods in the Cauldron go, burn them fast and burn them slow.
Birch in the fire goes to represent what the Lady knows.
Oak in the forest towers with might, in the fire it brings the God’s
insight. Rowan is a tree of power causing life and magick to flower.
Willows at the waterside stand ready to help us to the Summerland.
Hawthorn is burned to purify and to draw faerie to your eye.
Hazel-the tree of wisdom and learning adds its strength to the bright fire burning.
White are the flowers of Apple tree that brings us fruits of fertility.
Grapes grow upon the vine giving us both joy and wine.
Fir does mark the evergreen to represent immortality seen.
Elder is the Lady’s tree burn it not or cursed you’ll be.
Four times the Major Sabbats mark in the light and in the dark.
As the old year starts to wane the new begins, it’s now Samhain.
When the time for Imbolc shows watch for flowers through the snows.
When the wheel begins to turn soon the Beltane fires will burn.
As the wheel turns to Lamas night power is brought to magick rite.
Four times the Minor Sabbats fall use the Sun to mark them all.
When the wheel has turned to Yule light the log the Horned One rules.
In the spring, when night equals day time for Ostara to come our way.
When the Sun has reached it’s height time for Oak and Holly to fight.
Harvesting comes to one and all when the Autumn Equinox does fall.
Heed the flower, bush, and tree by the Lady blessed you’ll be.
Where the rippling waters go cast a stone, the truth you’ll know.
When you have and hold a need, harken not to others greed.
With a fool no season spend or be counted as his friend.
Merry Meet and Merry Part bright the cheeks and warm the heart.
Mind the Three-fold Laws you should three times bad and three times good.
When misfortune is enow wear the star upon your brow.
Be true in love this you must do unless your love is false to you.
These Eight words the Rede fulfill:
“An Ye Harm None, Do What Ye Will”
Article: Diagnosing the Light Fantastic
An Empowering Revelation.
I want to take you on a journey from myth to fact.
Today many people are connecting to angels and they are becoming an important part of many people’s lives. Pictures of angels are seen everywhere in spiritual magazines, books and angel card Tarot packs. Writers like Doreen Virtue have popularised angels in an amazing way. I’m sure that many people reading this have experienced angels themselves or know of someone who works with that energy. I am also sure that there are some of you reading this who feel you are missing out because you do not see angels or you feel that you have not experienced this special contact. In this article I want to sweep away some of the myths and reveal to you that we are all intimately connected with angels.
The story goes back to ancient Egypt, some 10,000 years ago, but first of all I would like to talk about “Images and symbols ”. Throughout the whole of human history we have used images as a representation of something that we cannot understand in any other way. For example today, we would find it difficult to be constantly expressing our devotion and love for our partner, so we wear a ring to symbolise our ongoing connection to that person. All big businesses use images or symbols to specifically try and convey a more powerful message than that of simply using words could express. You may find it interesting to start to notice what the various symbols convey to you over and above the words that are used in advertising. For example your bank!!. Images and symbols are very powerful portrayers of messages. Images and symbols have always been used to represent spiritual concepts that we humans cannot totally understand. One of the most enduring symbols of spirit in many, many cultures has been the feather. American Indians use both feathers in their ceremonial dress and the image of an eagle to represent spiritual wisdom.
Now to go back to Ancient Egypt. One of the oldest symbols or images that I can find that uses the imagery of wings attached to a human form to represent a spiritual concept is the Goddess Maat. All the Egyptian Gods and Goddesses, known as The Neteru, represent a key archetype or principle. The Goddess Maat is depicted as a slim woman with outstretched wings which are at least as long as she is tall. She wears a single feather on her head. Maat is not the only Egyptian Neteru to be depicted with feathers or wings, but she is the one most linked to the story of the history of Angels.
All the wisdom and knowledge that underpins Western society came out of Egypt. Many influential figures and great teachers went to Egypt to learn. Moses, Pythagoras, Plato, Jesus, and many more. The centres of learning were the temples, but in the year 3000 BC the key centre was the library at Alexandria. With the desecration of the temples and the destruction of the library in Alexandria immense knowledge was lost. In 48 BC the library was partially destroyed by fire by Julius Caesar and in the third century AD the Roman Emperor Auielian caused significant further destruction during the wars at that time.
So the ancient wisdom of the true spiritual significance of the imagery and symbology of feathers and wings was lost.
The story continues at the Treaty of Nicaea in 325 AD when the Roman Emperor Constantine, in order to keep his power, made a political decision to merge the Pagan and Christian beliefs of his empire into one religion; The Roman Religion. The Emperor Constantine had a Pagan mother, but Christianity was so powerfully sweeping his empire that he needed to embrace this new philosophy. At the Treaty of Nicaea all documents and writings that did not support the new religious philosophy were destroyed.
At the Council of Rome of 745, Pope St. Zachary, intending to clarify the Church’s teaching on the subject of angels and curb a tendency toward angel worship, condemned obsession with angelic intervention and angelolatry, but reaffirmed the approval of the practice of the reverence of angels. This synod struck many angels’ names from the list of those eligible for veneration in the Church of Rome, including Uriel. Only the reverence of the archangels mentioned in the recognized Catholic canon of scriptures, Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, remain licit.
Before 300 AD there is virtually no recorded reference in the Christian church to angels, but by the 13th and 14th century great artists like Michelangelo and Raphael were using angelic symbology in religious paintings. These pictures were of men with wings and as we know there had been a shift from the dominance of female energy to dominance of male energy in the last two thousand years.
In the New Age we have simply elaborated on the Christian image of an angel. As this story illustrates, this image has come from a lack of knowledge of what an angel really is. The information as to the true nature of angels is part of the wisdom of Atlantis and was passed to the great civilisation of ancient Egypt.
So to understand the truth behind the images and symbols that we use to represent angels we need to go back to find out what the ancient Egyptians were representing through their goddess Maat.
The Goddess Maat symbolised Cosmic Law. So what is Cosmic Law? It is the Laws or Archetypes of Creation. They are the rules or designs that God or The Divine Creator used to create all. Everything has to come from basic principles and the basic principle of this creation is three. This is represented in all philosophies, The Holy Trinity, The Father Son and Holy Ghost, Isis, Osiris and Horus, Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma. In a way Cosmic Law is very simple. It is number and the relationships of numbers which we represent as geometry. Unfortunately our education in mathematics has been very poor. We have not been taught the magic and poetry of number, so many of us shun away from mathematics and feel it is too complicated. It is not it is very simple. The three main numbers that create the law for our universe are 3, 7 and 12. Seven days of creation, 12 signs in the zodiac etc.
So if the true meaning of the image of wings is the creative principle of the universe, then angels are a representation of the law of the creative energy of number and shape. The highest Archangel has always been recognized as the Archangel Metatron. This energy is mentioned in the Bible, for example in Genesis 5:24. The simplest geometry that we know is the sphere and the whole of this creation is based on the sphere. The earth is round, we go round the Sun, we lived through cycles and had DNA is a spiral. It is all circular energy. If we draw one circle, then three circles, then seven, and then at twelve we end up with what is known as Metatron Cube.
It does not matter whether all this makes sense to you are not, but what I am saying is that the truth behind the imagery that we use to represent an angel is simply the patterns of creation. It is the Divine in motion. If you have ever felt the energy to create something, whatever that might be, you HAVE connected to the angelic realms. You do NOT have to see the image of an angel or feel tingling in your aura to know that you are connected to the angelic realms. Every creative idea is an angel, all the principles of creation are angels. In a way there is nothing that is not angelic, because if it is created it has to fulfill the Divine laws of creation and this is the Angelic Kingdom.
Those who see the image of an angel are experiencing something beautiful, but you do NOT need to see the image to know and be totally connected to what that image represents.
So please celebrate in the knowledge that you are now and always have been intimately and totally connected to the Angelic Realms and are indeed a walking, living expression of the creative principles of the Divine, THE ANGELIC KINGDOM. Seeing is only one way of connecting to the creative principal of ALL. The Divine Design.