One thing I have been exploring over several years, is why I feel uncomfortable around people I don't know so well. I've worked on it and feel much better nowadays, but perhaps you feel this too sometimes. It's natural to hold certain aspects of our personality back when we meet people for the first time or are getting to know them, but is it really beneficial? We want to portray the best version of ourselves so that people like us, but perhaps the entirety of our personality is just as loveable, if not more, than the social mask, and we don't need to filter who we are for others.
Are you feeling 'stuck' in your life? Allow me to explain how we become stuck in our lives in terms of manifesting and creating, and how to become unstuck.
You may find on occasion, or maybe a lot, that you feel stuck in your life. You keep doing the same things or even trying new solutions, but nothing is changing. You want some progression in your life, something new to happen, something exciting, life to improve or to succeed, but you feel stuck, and nothing's changing no matter what you do.
Now, when it comes to manifesting and creating our reality, which we perform via our thoughts, vibration, emotions and intentions; where we point our energy is key. If we keep doing the same things over and over again, expecting a different outcome, then we end up rather stuck. Even if we try little ways to change our circumstances, nothing blows us away, nothing much changes.
You see, we are part of creation, the one infinite being that is our reality, we are part of that being, each a point of consciousness within it. Creation wants us to have new experiences, to move on to fresh adventures. We need to learn the lessons our current experiences are bringing, what life is teaching us right now, and often one lesson is transcendence — learning accept our current circumstances and moving beyond what is, releasing and letting go, transcending situations and trusting in creation. It's also trusting in yourself as an infinite being; that everything will be okay.
You are an energetic being, and evidence of that can be seen in your auric field. Your aura can be seen surrounding your body by those who are practiced and able. Often a wispy white, but colors can also be seen by the more adept, indicating the degree to which each chakra energy is dominant. Overall, our aura can be bright and radiant or it can be dull with dark or black patches.
We want a strong aura because it protects us from a multitude of energetic onslaughts such as psychic energies, the negative emotions of others, strong astrological energies or even man-made electromagnetic energies.
A strong healthy aura is a sign of a powerful mind/body/spirit complex. It enables psychic and other spiritual abilities to develop more effectively and energizes us to pursue life with vigor.
So here are twelve ways to strengthen your aura.
1. Expose Yourself To Negative Ions.
Negative ions mop up harmful free radicals which can deplete your energy field. Negative ions are most abundantly found in the earth, therefore by standing barefoot on the grass or earth, negative ions will flow into both your physical and energetic bodies through your feet.
Negative ions can also be found near moving water such as waterfalls, lapping waves, and taking a walk in the rain. It's that intuitive crisp, fresh, high vibrational feeling you get in nature. You can also hug a tree by the way. So strengthen your aura with negative ions.
The following self-love affirmations are designed to increase your self-love by repeating them daily.
Our subconscious mind is full of pre-programmed beliefs, many of which prevent us from having self-love, even leading us to actively dislike ourselves.
The subconscious mind can be retrained and reprogrammed to accept positive beliefs, ones we desire to have and that infinitely improve our lives.
Many of the affirmations below are concepts that lead to self-love. We can work on these thoughts too, because all are pathways to improving our perceptions and feelings about ourselves.
In having self-love, we can live in joy, peace and confidence; manifesting all the best. Repeating affirmations is best done when you are feeling very relaxed because the subconscious mind is most accepting in this state. You can repeat affirmations to yourself out-loud or within your mind. But it's most effective when we speak them out-loud.
To perform affirmations you can either:
- Read the entire list to yourself 3 times per day, once in the morning, once at midday and once in the evening.
The Kabalion is a study of the Hermetic philosophy of ancient Egypt and Greece. Written by three initiates the Kabalion contains The Seven Hermetic Principles. These secret doctrines based on world old hermetic teachings, help us to understand the nature of reality and of self.
In this summary, I offer my understanding of each of The Seven Hermetic Principles of the Kabalion. All seven principles are interrelated with great interplay between them.
The Seven Hermetic Principles of the Kabalion Explained
The Hermetic Principle Of Mentalism
“The All is Mind; The Universe is Mental.”—The Kybalion.
The truth that all is mind manifests itself when we realize that all outward manifestations of our reality are effectively within the mind or created by the mind. Our material and seemingly solid surroundings have been shown by science to be made up of particles of energy and empty space, which too is energy or information. Even our bodies are comprised of these particles of energy yet all appears and feels seemingly solid. Perhaps the solidity and tangibility of reality is merely our interpretation of the information that we receive through our five senses, fooling our consciousness into believing our world is as we perceive it, when really it's our interpretation of the information.
Male and female genders both exist within each of us. Gender, instead of being the clear opposites of male and female, it is instead a spectrum of biases, tendencies, and self-perception somewhere between male and female. Both are intermingled, intertwined and intrinsically part of each entity.
We are not talking solely about the sex of an individual here, for this is the human characteristic of being physically male or female. We experience both male and female lives however, and so a soul may develop a natural identification with either gender. So when we talk about gender, it's the bias in personality that we are referring to, not the physical human sex.
Everybody is psychic or empathic to some degree. We all possess intelligent consciousness but access to spiritual abilities varies from person to person. Broadly speaking, a psychic person receives knowledge or information based communication and an empath, emotional communication. All this is received by the spirit complex and then accessed by the mind. You can be both psychic and empathic to a great degree, more one than the other, or very little of both. Both psychics and empaths often have trouble discerning the thoughts or emotions of others, from ideas and feelings of their own.
When my father died I asked myself, 'is he really my dad?' Yes, biologically he was without doubt! But, now that he resides spirit-side, an entity of the one creation, originating from the Source just like myself – it's clear that on a spiritual level he didn't spawn my existence. Only on a human, physical, or biological level was he the catalyst for my creation. So instead of being my father, he is instead likely my companion, friend or contemporary. We may be of a similar cosmic age – if time even really exists in the universal realm. Hence, the perception of communication with my father through prayer, meditation or a medium fell away. Now he's an important, much loved, friend or companion.
You may be experiencing symptoms of blockages in your energy centers or chakras. Energy centers make up the spirit that is the physical body. If you shine white light through a prism the colors separate into 7 basic colors, same as a rainbow. The spirit is made up of white light and separated out are 7 chakras, represented by 7 colors, and these run down the center of the body.
The red-rey (of light) or red (root) chakra at the base of the spine represents the basic chemical elemental body and comes from the planet we inhabit. A blockage in the red-rey can manifest as ill-health given that there may be a chemical imbalance in the physical body. Lower back pain can be a symptom. Physical healing and earthly grounding in nature are required. A blockage can manifest as difficulty in controlling emotions – feelings of anger, abandonment and despair. These are the most basic of human emotions and once the blockage is removed, emotions of a higher vibrational nature are more able to flow.
You don't always need a spiritual healer or trained Reiki master to unblock your chakras for you. Although these wise healers are undoubtedly invaluable, you can also perform your own healing in terms of the free flowing of energy through your energy centers yourself.
Your chakras and symptoms of blockages are explained in the article 'Blocked Chakras'. The red through violet chakras require free flowing of vital cosmic energy in order to fully balance you as an entity. You are a mind/body/spirit complex. Your spirit resides within and is attached to your earthly body at all times, until it is released up death.