A gift

“The spiritual world is not at the behest of our desires and intentions. Quite the contrary: it is always a gift: not a generic gift, but a gift given by a specific giver, a spiritual being. For the spiritual world is a world of beings–from the highest angelic hierarchies to the so-called dead. Spiritual knowing is not something we can take. It must be received. Therefore, to approach such knowing-receiving, we must silence our desires, purposes, and intentions and present ourselves in devoted, expectant, sensitive waiting. Whatever comes originates in the spiritual world, not in us.”

Christopher Bamford, Introduction to Inner Reading and Inner Hearing, by Rudolf Steiner

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Doreen Virtue (yes, she has cornered the market 🙂 )
Angel Therapy Oracle Cards

A little exercise that comes with this card on page 95:
Recline on your back in a quiet location and focus on your solar plexus, which is the energy centre behind your belly button. Say, either silently or aloud:

“Archangel Michael, I call upon you now. Please cut any cords of fear from my solar plexus to anyone whom I’ve given my power away to.”

Then inhale and exhale deeply as Michael disentangles you from those whom you’ve feared were controlling you. Then say:

“Archangel Michael, please give me the courage to take responsibility for every aspect of my life.”

 

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Sunday afternoon

Relaxing activity on a stormy Sunday. Colouring with our daughter using art therapy found at WH Smith. There is also a page in each magazine for relaxation, meditation, mindfulness …

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It is hard work to keep the mind focused on the present for a prolonged period of time without it wandering off to create weird and wacky stories. Practice makes improvement 🙂.

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Mandala

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WOW! Now here is a project for the future. Considering that I am a crochet beginner I guess this will be in the far, far future 🙂.

Mandalas are a concept I only just started to pay attention to in my quest for a practice of gratitude and mindfulness. There is the colour in variation and of course creating your own mandala, but I have not reached that point yet. Crocheting is just another option of a meditative practice.

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Mandalas, What  Are They?

The word Mandala (pronunciation mon- dah- lah) means “circle”.  A Mandala represents wholeness, a cosmic diagram reminding us of our relation to infinity, extending beyond and within our bodies and minds.

The mandala appears to us in all aspects of life, the Earth, the Sun, the Moon and more obviously the circles of life encompassing friends, family and communities.Mandalas are circular designs symbolizing the notion that life is never ending. Many mandalas have spiritual significance to an individual or group of individuals. The Hindus were one of the first people to use a mandala as a spiritual tool, but the mandalas most individuals are familiar with, are ones made by Buddhists.

Mandalas are used for meditation purposes allowing the individual meditating to become one with the universe. There are not many who are able to achieve this state of mind from just studying a mandala. The symbolism behind the creation of a mandala can have significant meaning for many individuals whether they are Jewish, Buddhist, Christian, Pagan or of any other religious orientation.

Source: http://spiritualawakening.weebly.com/mandalas-what-are-they.html