It’s Not a Secret

October 1st, 2007

After watching “The Secret” over and over again, I am beginning to wonder why I am getting the feeling that something is missing. Of course I did all the things that were expected of me, and yet I still had a feeling deep down inside that something was amiss. Putting this down to my possible resistance to the prosperity that was soon to come my way, I batted on regardless. Nevertheless, I could not shake off the growing thought that things were not quite as easy as they were being portrayed in the DVD. Then I found a site which said that during the interviews with the people in the film, information that we would need to give us the complete picture of how we could manifest our desires was being left out. The smoke and mirrors seemed to increase the more I read, but from which side?, that was the all important question.

Does “The Secret” really work?, or is it just another way to pander to the “get rich quick” mentality which seems to prevail in our society today?.  Something somewhere doesn’t seem to be adding up, and the expectation that we can all be millionaires and successful at anything we do needs to be weighed with a certain amount of discrimination.  All “The Secret” appears to be doing is creating more frustration and a feeling that maybe we are not quite good enough to manifest like the people in the film say they can if nothing happens after a few months. Am I and most of the people I know alone in feeling this?.

As spiritual beings I believe that abundance is our birthright, then how come almost all the spiritual people I know are having a hard time of it?. I don’t believe we are here to suffer either, the only thing it is good for is to teach us how best to avoid it in future, re: a different mental attitude next time, which coincidentally is how the Law of Attraction works as portrayed in “The Secret”. I’ve also tried to look at this in a different way. Are there other factors involved which could influence the outcome of any attempt to attract things to us?. I have an astrologer friend who says that while Saturn or pluto or whatever is in a certain sign, then forget the good times for a while and just dig in. Another friend who’s an economist says before long the money we have will not be worth the paper it is printed on, the run on Northern Rock being just the thin end of the wedge. Do these things impact on our subconscious mind and stop us from living with abundance?, maybe they do to a certain degree.

Don’t get me wrong, I have no problem per se with using the Law of Attraction, I truly believe in the effectiveness with which it can work in our lives. What I have a problem with is it being portrayed as the only law we need to be happy, to the detriment of all the others. We all came here to live our lives and remember who and what we really are, spiritual beings on a journey of self discovery. Being rich and successful by themselves is not the remit of a spiritual person, it’s not how we can tell who is spiritual and who isn’t, nor should it be the driving force in our searching for our truth. Be the best person you can possibly be, but not at any cost. Listen to your intuition at all times when asking for the things you want or desire, and be prepared to adjust your expectations if they are making you feel uncomfortable or frustrated.

ln her book “A little light on the Spiritual Laws”, Diana Cooper tells the story of a friend of hers called Kevin who went to Sai Baba’s ashram to ask for a blessing on the next step of his life as he saw it. Kevin wrote out a note and placed it in front of him as Sai Baba walked past. His note was ignored. After a meditation he wrote another note slightly different to the first, which was also ignored. During another meditation, Kevin received a flash of illumination which allowed him to see things from a different perspective. His third letter was written with this in mind and came from the Heart instead of from the Ego. This letter was duly taken, and allowed Kevin to move forward with his life.

ls “The Secret” really the secret to all our needs and wants and problems?, Like Kevin, we can ask for anything we want and present it to the Universe for approval, but to my way of thinking it is in the way we ask ( not how we receive, as portrayed by “step 3″ in “The Secret” ) which will determine whether we receive or not. The all important preparation work comes before we ask, not before we receive, and if our list is in attunement with our Soul’s purpose and desire, then the Loving Universe will move “Heaven and Earth” to bring it to us.

Article in the Lancashire Evening Post

September 18th, 2007

The article and video on the Lancashire Evening Post website about the Psychic Evening & Rescue Circle at The Shawes Arms, Preston 17th August 2007

Inspirational

September 14th, 2007

 Our Deepest Fear

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us. We ask ourselves, “Who am l to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented or fabulous?” Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we’re liberated from uor own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.  Marianne Williamson from A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of a “Course in Miracles”

IF

If you think you are beaten, you are
lf you think you dare not, you don’t
lf you’d like to win, but think you can’t
lt’s almost certain you won’t.
lf you think you’ll lose, you’ve lost
For out of the world we find
Success begins with a fellows will -
lt’s all in the state of mind.
lf you think you’re outclassed, you are
You’ve got to think high to rise
You’ve got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.
Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man
But sooner or later the man who wins
ls the one who thinks he can.

Anonymous

CELTIC INVOCATION

l call upon the four winds
Earth to ground me
Air to teach me
Fire to empower me
Water to uplift me
l honour Grandmother Earth who bore me
Grandfather Sky who watches over me
And Great Spirit whose spark
ls within me, and all things.

DAGARA PRAYER

May our ancestors
Breathe Blessings onto us
For our eyes to open
And our life purpose 
To become clear.

You Are The Key To Freedom

September 8th, 2007

The world as we know it is changing, and the old parameters that stood for so long are now beginning to break down and shatter into six billion pieces. Each piece holds the key to a new world within each one, and the lock is the same for all. There is one doorway to freedom which when opened, will enable each and every one of us to discover our true heritage as parts of a whole, all connected together on a journey of self discovery going back to a place we never really left, our divinity.

Self discovery means going within and starts with the realisation that we are all responsible for our own lives. However much that  life may seem to be controlled by others it is only an illusion to keep us unaware of our own potential. We all have the capability to break free from the shackles that appear to bind us, because they exist only in our minds. Real freedom begins as a thought and grows into a world free of chains where everyone is a part of the same team. Lets work together to be the best we can possibly be, and create a world where we travel the road to freedom as one people with one destination.

Rescue Circle at Lytham Beach, 28th August 2007

September 5th, 2007

The 28th of August was the day of the full moon and also an eclipse of the moon, and this was the reason l chose this day to do a rescue of the souls who had lost their lives to the sea around the area of the North West of England, to utilise the special energy that only the Moon Goddess can conjure up on such a day. About 20 people turned up for this ceremony and we were greeted by an almost perfect evening weather-wise. A light breeze blew across the beach and the clouds all disappeared to reveal lots of stars after the Sun set, and the Moon could only be seen initially by climbing the sand dune behind us.

For the first hour or so preparations were made for the ceremony by lighting a small fire which we intended to use as the doorway to the Spirit world, and placing lots of small candles in jars in a line down the beach from the fire towards the waters edge. This was so the Spirits who came out of the sea would have a path to follow to lead them to the doorway and home. A few people brought drums with them and these were played to signal our intent.

The rescue began about 9.30pm. with the fire being built up and two tall candlesticks placed one either side to frame the doorway. As we called in our Guides and Helpers and Angels, Davy Jones was told he better be opening his locker as we were ready and waiting to send his prisoners home. The atmosphere around the fire became very heavy with emotion as the Spirits started to appear from the darkness of the sea and walk up the beach. Someone saw sailors as from an old galleon type ship, and someone else saw six men marching towards us all in a line with a more modern type of uniform. A few orbs were seen at the time, but after looking through the photo’s the day after they were filled with them as you can see by looking in the Gallery.

Dark shadows could be seen moving towards us along the line of lights, and the waters edge looked like it had fairy lights strung along it as the Spirits continued to appear from the sea which had been their captive for many long years for some. Then as if by some silent command two things happened together, the heavy atmosphere lifted and the Moon appeared above the sand dune behind us, bathing everything in her silver light as if to tell us that the ceremony was almost over and she was well pleased with the result.

This was a beautiful evening to be a part of, and in a way even more special than the one at the Shawes Arms because of the setting and the fire and the Moon and the release of emotion we all felt as the souls were freed from their watery graves and allowed to go back home to the Spirit world and their loved ones.

Once again l would like to thank everyone who attended, we all took part in a wonderful ceremony which l know that l personally will remember for a very long time.

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Psychic Evening & Rescue Circle at The Shawes Arms, Preston 17th August 2007

September 5th, 2007

The reason l chose this night was to coincide with the Battle of Preston which took place on the very same day back in 1648, and about One Thousand men fell not more than Sixty yards away from the Shawes Arms. I thought that it would be so good to be able to release any souls who were still earthbound from that day and send them back home to the Spirit world where they can be free.

A few days before l made a Medicine Wheel with two of my friends Bev and Denny, on the bank of the River Ribble where the original bridge stood, and did a ceremony to bless the land. We also built a small cairn to remember those who died, with a plaque kindly donated by McKenna Funerals, Preston. The Lancashire Evening Post also came and took photo’s of us doing our stuff.

Paul and Jo at the pub kindly gave us it for free that night as did all the four Mediums who worked, Karen, Sylvia, Carole and Willow, a raffle was held and altogether we raised the grand total of £400, which is to be given to the R.N.L.I.

The room where we held the rescue had double doors which opened out towards the river, and we used the wall opposite these doors as the doorway to the Spirit world, framed by candles. When we started the ceremony, it felt like a lot of spirits went through the door in the first five minutes or so, and a few people said they saw men on horseback walking through the room. The area close to the Spirit door became very cold, and several people came and said they could definitely feel the change in temperature.

There were many cameras being used and great excitement was caused by the appearance of orbs of various colours showing themselves on the pictures being taken. The people in the room, about thirty or so, had made a corridor from the outside doors leading to the Spirit door for the spirits to move through, and it was in this space that all the spirit activity was occurring. There were many people present who knew nothing about what was taking place, but felt a pull to be there on that night, and some said afterwards that they thought the experience was different to what they had imagined, and they actually either saw or felt something they didn’t expect to.

A lot of earthbound Spirits went home that night 359 years after they had actually died, and all who were present felt that something really special had taken place, even if some of them weren’t actually sure what that something was. The area around where we worked that night can only benefit for what we did, and it will feel lighter with a definite raise in the vibration of the whole of the battle site. Other earthbound Spirits not connected to the battle also went home too, as the energy that was produced brought them in as well. Overall it was a very successful evening all round, and everyone connected with it felt that we had achieved everything we had set out to do, and l offer my many thanks to everyone who attended.

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A Simple Meditation Preparation

August 16th, 2007

By Laurie Desjardins

Meditation is a wonderful way to calm your mind, clear your thoughts, and bring you to peace with the world. It is also a deeply personal experience, and requires your complete concentration. If you’re new to meditation, or looking for a way to refresh your routine, here are a few tips for getting started.

Location, location, location

Where you meditate is almost as important as how you meditate. You should find a place that has good feelings and memories for you, and that resonates with your spirit. It should be quiet, and preferably outside, which brings your spirit closer to nature.

There are group meditations, and a group meditation can have good energy and enhance your own personal meditation. However, you should not try to meditate where other people will be a distraction. Meditation is all about connecting with your own spirit. If being around other people will make that difficult, then you should meditate alone.

Be choosy with your time

When you’re meditating, especially the first time, make certain that you have no time constraints. It’s very challenging to find peace and stillness the first time you do it, and that basic “I need to…” thought nagging at the back of your mind will make it nigh impossible to reach the stillness necessary for meditation. Time goes very quickly when you meditate, so give yourself that freedom.

Also, make sure other people know what you’re doing, and turn off your cell phone to prevent further distractions from coming up.

Breathe in, breathe out

Once you’re in a comfortable position, begin deep breathing and gently close your eyes. Breathe in through your nose, expand your lungs, slowly and count to five. As you breathe in, feel your chest and stomach expand. Feel the air coming in through your nose, down your throat, into your chest, and hold it.

As you hold your breath, feel the fullness and energy of your body completely using the oxygen. Breathe out, count to five again and feel the air push out of your body. As you breathe out, feel your chest and stomach contract and relax, getting rid of all the used air and preparing for a big, fresh new breath. Hold it and find the perfect stillness there.

Repeat the breathing as many times as necessary to get into the meditative zone. Don’t hold it so long that you’re gasping for air, or are rushing for the next breath. Just breathe deeply, slowly and rhythmically.

Relaxing body and spirit

The hardest part about meditating is having the patience with yourself to sit through your mind’s wanderings. In the beginning a lot of strange sensations and thoughts may come to the surface. Simply let these wash over you without judgment or fear. Shocking images may pass before your eyes, you may hear sounds that frighten you, and difficult emotions may arise. Acknowledge these emotions, but to not allow them to rule your spirit. Allow these waves of sensations to pass, and float back into that clear meditative state.

At first, even your body may rebel against relaxation and stillness. You may even feel cramped and edgy at first. Simply focus on your breathing and allow the tranquility and peace to flow into your limbs and relax them slowly.

The mind isn’t used to being harnessed, and that makes your first meditation very challenging. Just be patient and wait it out. Eventually your mind will settle into the stillness, like a bouncing ball slowly coming to rest. Once it’s trained, your mind will crave the freedom it has found in meditation.

A few final tips

It helps to make a commitment to meditate at the same time every day and do it no matter what. Meditation must have first priority in this case, or else your mind will start to come up with all kinds of excuses. Also, that way it becomes a habit for your body, so meditation becomes easier each time you do it.

Meditating helps you de-stress, reconnects you with your spirit, and helps you to find the calm in your world. If you can be patient and truly focus on it, then you will find how truly beneficial meditation can be.

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Psychic Evening & Rescue Circle

August 14th, 2007

Psychic Evening
&
Rescue Circle

for the souls of those that fell at
the Battle of Preston, 17th August 1648

Friday 17th August 2007

at 8pm

“Shawes Arms”

279 London Road

Preston, Lancs., PR2 5AX

Shawes Arms Preston

Entrance Fee Only £2

Raffle

All proceeds going to the RNLI

Please bring a flower to place on a commemorative cairn


Map of Shawes Arms

Articles in the Lancashire Evening Post

August 12th, 2007

This is an article about the Psychic Evening and Rescue Circle printed on 9th August 2007 in the Lancashire Evening Post.

Oliver’s army in need of exorcise

Article printed on the 19th July 2007 in the Lancashire Evening Post.

What do you do? I’m an exorcist