Author: Paul Hersh

Stages of Spiritual Awakening

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By Spiritual Unite

One of the most difficult things we can go through in the spiritual life would be the spiritual awakening stages, just like the caterpillar transforms into a butterfly. We as human beings go through a very similar and dramatic change, we unfold the path to liberate our self from within the depths of our soul and emerge after some struggle as a spark of the divine in the world.

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3 Stages in the Evolution of the Human Spirit:
Ego – Alertness – Consciousness

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By Frank M. Wanderer PhD

The development of the human spirit has three stages. This development begins with separated ego, “me” and ends in the free space of Consciousness.

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Ego – Alertness – Consciousness”

The Chakra System as Recounted in the Books of Genesis and Revelation

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By Julian Websdale

The Seven Churches of the Revelation of Jesus Christ to St. John have many meanings.

In keeping with multiple levels of interpretation the Churches can be understood as messages relating to historical Churches of the period, messages regarding the seven divisions of Church history and in the most esoteric of interpretations, to the seven spiritual centers of the body.

The seven Churches of Revelation each can be related to the seven psychic centers, or Chakras, with the teachings given to each Church (warnings, blessings etc.) relating to the consciousness and activity at that level.

These attributions illustrate how each Church can be understood as a centre of energy within the psychic organism.

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We Are Aliens Because Our Souls Are Extra-Terrestrial

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By Rene’ Descartes

We are in this physical world, but we are not from this world.

It is important to understand that there is an evolution of Souls going on through the earthly experience, but also a development for every individual Soul. This is how the passage into higher and higher dimensions can be explained in simple terms.

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Communicating and Working With Your Higher Self and Angelic Guides

This article is about understanding who you are and why channeling is natural to humankind. When angels first incarnated on Earth communicating with their Higher Self and with other angels still at home in the higher realms was a very natural part of life.

As life became established on Earth under the Law of Duality and under the veil of forgetfulness called the Ego, the angels began to forget that they were angels while they were incarnated here and many began to lose the ability to communicate directly and completely with home and their Higher Self. Generation after generation brought more and more focus on Earthly concerns and less and less on direct heavenly contact and input. Their focus switched from being divinely oriented to a much more human orientation.

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Spiritual Soulmates and Twin Flames

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All soulmate relationships tends to be very spiritual in nature, while soulmates are about physical and mental connection, its also about learning to feel our way through life experiences, kinda of like preparation for something bigger to enter your life, whether you are ready or not. As reincarnation and karmic cycle maybe the deciding factor.

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Signs That Reveal You Are In a Twin Flames Relationship

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I am in you and you in me, mutual in divine love. ~ William Blake

What are twin flames? Lets talk about what twin flames actually are – more specifically who they are and what they mean to each other. The question you should ask yourself is not what is the reason behind why twin flames work so well but how? Twin flames are the embodiment of a singular soul – our twin flame is the remaining code to our own flame.

Our twin isn’t ever far away, through conditioning of mind and spirit you can learn to communicate with your twin flame telepathically as well. Let us talk about this in depth.

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Understanding What Spirit Guides Are

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By Helen Elizabeth Williams

Want to understand the power that guides us in all our endeavors and looks after us? Continue reading understanding what spirit guides are.

From the very beginning of our soul’s existence, we are being assigned to these loving beings that nurture, school and look after us, every step of the way.

When we are born on Earth, these loving beings continue to help and guide us throughout our lives, making sure we will find our true purpose. We have come to call them spirit guides.

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10 Ways to Develop Your Intuition – Part Two

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Continuation of Part One: Intuition

The definition of Intuition… an unexplained feeling, a natural ability or supernatural force that makes it possible to know something without any proof or evidence but you know it to be true. It is the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning, often defined as a gut feeling.

Today more and more people are awakening their intuition to achieve tremendous success and abundance in all areas of their lives, including money, relationship, career, and much more.

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You’re not going Crazy, you’re Waking up…

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By Chantelle Renee

This is a very exciting time on earth and for humanity. Many are experiencing symptoms of the new frequencies as well as awakening/remembering who we really are. There is a global shift taking place as we expand our consciousness past the limitations and conditions that have been placed upon us..

Our televisions/media is a huge catalyst for the mass hypnosis and manipulation of our minds keeping us focused on materialism and issues that do not matter. They are selling stories, not solutions. Politics and many religions have kept us in a limited state of fear and control. What’s the solution? Knowledge is power.. However, action is still necessary…What action can we take to reclaim our birthright of our sovereign nature back?

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5 Laws Of Karma And The Affect They Have On Your Life

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Karma is the memory of our souls, which means it’s often long-standing, even stemming from prior lives. Indeed, the course of our current life is mostly predetermined by earlier lifetimes: what we didn’t finish then we come back to finish now.

Karma is a Buddhist term that refers to the cause and effect principle where a person’s past and present intentions and actions have the ability to influence his or her future destiny. In other words, when your intentions are actions are good, you’re likely to create good karma and future happiness, and vice versa.

Your thoughts, feelings, words and actions are powerful. You have the power to create your future happiness or misery. When you’re loving and kind to others, your karma will certainly return to you in you in the most beautiful way.

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3 Things You Never Knew About Incense

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Incense has been used for countless years in many different cultures for important events; in fact, it’s probably the most widely used ceremonial tradition ever created.

From funerals, to religious events, to just plain ‘ol good house keeping, incense has proved its worth time and again- especially when you consider the use of traditional scents such as musk, nag champa, jasmine, and sandalwood.

But besides just smelling good, incense has some interesting facts that you may have never heard.

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10 Facts About Buddha

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“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment”.
~ Buddha

Bauddha Dharma’ (Buddhism) can be translated as ‘Religion of the Buddha’ or ‘Way of Buddha’. Thus it means following the teachings of the enlightened one. Buddhism was founded in the north-eastern part of India (Between India and Nepal). Buddhism is a nontheistic religion (Independent from the belief or non-belief of God); Mahayana tradition is considered polytheistic.

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The 12 Biggest Life Secrets Forgotten By Mankind

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By Gilbert Ross

What are the biggest life secrets forgotten by mankind?

The more I ponder about life, the more I come to one solid realization: The biggest curse and predicament of modern Man is forgetfulness. Like a creeping malaise, forgetfulness has seeped through all of Man’s being and doing. Individually, collectively, historically or culturally, we are spellbound to forget the biggest life secrets.

We haven’t only forgot our past but also our place in the present and our responsibility of the future. On a personal level, our ego-based state of consciousness is on a mission to keep us in this state of forgetfulness – to break the link to our being as a whole and to the interconnected web of life and universal consciousness. On a collective level, this forgetfulness is perpetuated and reinforced by social and cultural means – mainly by being tranced into a reality of unconscious consumerism, inauthentic lifestyles and a materialistic mindset.

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Buddha’s 10 Rules Of Success

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By Matt Caron

1) Find your own path

“Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.”

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Your Spirit Guides Are Here for You

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By Kari Samuels

You’re shedding layers and growing faster than your eyes can perceive. When you’re going through such rapid changes, it can feel super scary!

Perhaps you feel there’s no one to talk to about what’s happening inside of you (of course you want to give the impression that everything is fine!), or perhaps you feel that you have to do things yourself and you’re the only one who can help you. The good news is, you have more help than you think! You have Spirit Guides who are with you every day supporting you, loving you, and cheering you on.

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The Great Awakening, Raising Your Vibration – Can You Feel It?

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By Sharode Penny

There is so much change and excitement in the air. Can you feel it? Have you noticed shifts in your way of thinking? The pull towards different interests, a change in habits, they way you think and feel? Inspiration to step up your exercise regime? Diets are changing with so many more people less tolerant of foods they used to be able to eat and are now experiencing unpleasant digestive or physical reactions as a result of eating the same foods. We are more conscious of our ego now than ever and are taking steps to live in a place of love and no longer letting fear rule our lives. I am sure many of you have felt the need let go of toxic people and friendships in your life who are no longer serving you in a positive way.

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Practicing Mindfulness and Gratitude

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What does Gratitude mean? Gratitude means thankfulness, counting your blessings, noticing simple pleasures, and acknowledging everything that you receive. It means learning to live your life as if everything were a miracle, and being aware on a continuous basis of how much you’ve been given. This awareness can lessen our tendency to want more all the time.

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Advice on Meditation

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By Sogyal Rinpoche

When you read books about meditation, or often when meditation is is presented by different groups, much of the emphasis falls on the techniques. In the West, people tend to be very interested in the “technology” of meditation. However, by far the most important feature of meditation is not technique, but the way of being, the spirit, which is called the “posture”, a posture which is not so much physical, but more to do with spirit or attitude.

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The Law of Karma

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I have come to a couple of related ideas which are common in Buddhism and they are the ideas of karma and rebirth. These ideas are closely inter-related, but because the subject is a fairly wide one, we will begin to deal with the idea of karma today and rebirth in another post.

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Reincarnation

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By Takashi Tsuji

Do you Buddhists believe in rebirth as an animal in the next life? Are you going to be a dog or a cow in the future? Does the soul transmigrate into the body of another person or some animal? What is the difference between transmigration and reincarnation? Is it the same as rebirth? Is karma the same as fate? These and a hundred similar questions are often put to me.

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Dependent Arising

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By Bhikkhu Khantipalo

Upon the Full Moon of the month of Visakha, now more than two thousand five hundred years ago, the religious wanderer known as Gotama, formerly Prince Siddhartha and heir to the throne of the Sakiyan peoples, by his full insight into the Truth called Dharma which is this mind and body, became the One Perfectly Enlightened by himself.

His Enlightenment or Awakening, called Sambodhi, abolished in himself unknowing and craving, destroyed greed, aversion and delusion in his heart, so that “vision arose, super-knowledge arose, wisdom arose, discovery arose, light arose – a total penetration into the mind and body, its origin, its cessation and the way to its cessation which was at the same time complete understanding of the “world,” its origin, its cessation and the way to its cessation. He penetrated to the Truth underlying all existence. In meditative concentration throughout one night, but after years of striving, from being a seeker, He became “the One-who-Knows, the One-who-Sees.”

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Buddhist Ethics

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~ Unknown

Essentially, according to Buddhist teachings, the ethical and moral principles are governed by examining whether a certain action, whether connected to body or speech is likely to be harmful to one’s self or to others and thereby avoiding any actions which are likely to be harmful. In Buddhism, there is much talk of a skilled mind. A mind that is skilful avoids actions that are likely to cause suffering or remorse.

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Introduction to Buddhism

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This article is intended to give a brief introduction to Buddhism. It will discuss the way Buddhists perceive the world, the four main teachings of the Buddha, the Buddhist view of the self, the relationship between this self and the various ways in which it responds to the world, the Buddhist path and the final goal.

The Three Marks of Existence

Buddhism has been described as a very pragmatic religion. It does not indulge in metaphysical speculation about first causes; there is no theology, no worship of a deity or deification of the Buddha. Buddhism takes a very straightforward look at our human condition; nothing is based on wishful thinking, at all. Everything that the Buddha taught was based on his own observation of the way things are. Everything that he taught can be verified by our own observation of the way things are.

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Setting in Motion the Wheel of Truth

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The Book of Protection

By Venerable Piyadassi Thera

Setting in Motion the Wheel of Truth
(Dhammacakkappavattana-Sutta)(1)
(The First Discourse of the Buddha)

(For seven weeks immediately following the enlightenment, the Buddha spent his time in lonely retreat. At the close of this period he decided to proclaim the doctrine (Dhamma), he had realized, to those five ascetics who were once struggling with him for enlightenment. Knowing that they were living at Isipatana (modern Sarnath), still steeped in the unmeaning rigours of extreme asceticism, the master left Gaya, where he attained enlightenment, for distant Varanasi, India’s holy city. There at the Deer Park he rejoined them.)

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The Four Noble Truths

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The first teaching ever given by the Buddha was to five student monks in a deer park. The Buddha spoke of the Four Noble Truths he had discovered while struggling for enlightenment, these are the central teachings of Buddhism. It was the Buddha’s first awareness that life brings with it illness, age, misery and death that lead him to search for a deeper understanding of how we live, and ways to end suffering.

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You Don’t Become Enlightened… You Already Are

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“The mind is everything. What you think you become”. ~ Buddha

The rooted meaning of Enlightenment really consists of recognizing the Buddha nature that is within us already.

Our Buddha nature is our true self, our soul. It’s the fundamental nature of all beings, the self that is one with everything, the part that realizes this fact. It’s the self that is fully enlightened and perfect. Most people don’t know how much wisdom and power resides in the self, which is not the everyday self that gets mixed up with all the chaos, the business and the day-to-day routines of our daily life, but a deeper self, which I call the true self, the soul. In reality, it’s who we are right now, even if we don’t realize it.

It’s important to realize this is not some goal to be achieved— each and every one of us is fully enlightened already. We just have to awaken to this fact and overcome the deceptions that are preventing us from realizing the fundamental truth of our being. This is not easy an task to achieve, but there are methods and meditation practices that can help us on this path.

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Ten Qualities Leading to Buddhahood

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When the Buddha had electrified the ancient world with his teachings and his example, people came to him and asked, “What are you? A god, a saint, an angel?” And he replied: “I am awake.” Within this statement is embedded the heart of Buddhism’s unique position among the world’s spiritual traditions. For as the Buddha showed, each of us can overcome the “sleep” of ordinary consciousness and awaken our hearts and minds to achieve the true freedom that every moment of life offers us.

Buddhism’s most basic foundation for mindful living is the Ten Perfections. These perfections— which include such universal virtues as truthfulness, simplicity, and lovingkindness— offer immediate answers to the problems and challenges we face every day of our lives. By using them as keys, you can unlock the human gate to supreme wisdom and open fully to the perfection within each moment of experience.

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Creating A Sacred Space

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For many people who follow earth- and nature-based religions, there is a true sense of magic in the use of sacred space. A sacred space is one between the worlds, a spot that is not just a physical place, but one that exists on the spiritual plane as well. It may help you in your magical and spiritual practice if you learn how to create a sacred space for yourself – and this can happen either by creating a temporary space on an as-needed basis, or a permanent one that remains in place all the time.

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Reiki Candle Meaning and Candle Therapy Explained…

The word Reiki comes from the Japanese word (Rei) which means “Universal Life” and (Ki) which means “Energy”. Reiki is the life energy that flows through all living things. Reiki Practitioners understand that everyone has the ability to connect with their own healing energy and use it to strengthen energy in themselves and help others. It is believed that a person’s “ki” or energy should be strong and free flowing. When this is true a person’s body and mind is in a positive state of health.

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Hand and Foot Chakras

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A hand chakra is located in the palm of the hands and a foot chakra is located in the arch of each foot. The chakras in the palms of the hand, relate to creating what you want in life, trust and control issues, healing yourself and others., while the foot chakras relate to your ability to connect with Planet Earth, to ground and receive earth energy. Depending on the “dominant” hand or foot, (the one you use most), one sends out energy and the other pulls it in. These are considered minor chakras.

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Chakra Descriptions

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The chakra descriptions will give an understanding of the chakras and will teach how to enhance the connection to the mind, body and spirit. Chakras 1 through 3 relate to our mental perceptions of the physical world and astral world. Chakras 5 through 7 relate to activities and experiences in the physical world. Chakra 4 is the equalizer that connects the mind and body and is the place from which our soul emanates. Each chakra resonates to a specific sound and color vibration.

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Soul Star and Earth Star Chakras

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Outside of the seven major chakras that are attached to the physical body, it is believed that two more chakras (among others) exist — the soul star and earth star chakras.

The soul star chakra (often referred to as one of the transpersonal chakras) is located approximately 6 inches higher than the crown chakra. It is usually white and gold in color. Despite being outside of the body and above it, this chakra is often referred to as the “seat of the soul.” This is because it can connect the soul to enlightenment by sending it divine light and love and spiritual awareness. It is the catalyst to heightening one’s relationship with the Universe. Once this chakra is awakened from its dormant state, the soul ascends beyond the human ego, which allows people to experience a more enlightened, spiritual, joyful and healthy physical existence.

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Intuition

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Intuition is part of the sixth sense. It is an awareness, the knowing of a fact or reality that is not related to any normal reasoning; comes to mind without proof, evidence, or understanding how the knowledge was acquired. It is an insight about events that may or may not take place. It surpasses all logic and is more than just a lucky guess. Intuition is your internal communication system, that inner voice that is on call at any moment. Everyone possesses the natural ability of intuition; however, some individuals are able to develop it much further than others.

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Psychic Protection

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On your journey toward psychic development, it is important to understand and practice the technique of psychic protection, or psychic shielding. Whether or not you are psychic, you can use these methods to protect yourself from harboring another person’s negative emotions, either from the physical or spirit worlds.

Your mind and body are great receivers. Sensitivity to stimuli around you triggers gut feelings on an emotional level. Although you cannot avoid all of your emotional responses, you can protect yourself from many of the unwanted ones. These negative feelings may not have come from within you; they may have come from an outside source.

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All You Need To Know About Buddhism…

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A Brief History of Buddhism

To understand Buddhism, you have to first understand the man behind one of the world’s most popular religions. Siddhartha Gautama, known as the Buddha, was born a wealthy prince in India sometime between the sixth and fourth centuries BCE.

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What Happens When We Die? Here’s What Buddhism Says!

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~ Unknown

The Buddha’s teachings offer the most satisfactory explanation of where man came from and where he is going. When we die, the mind, with all the tendencies, preferences, abilities and characteristics that have been developed and conditioned in this life, re-establishes itself in a new being. Thus the new individual grows and develops a personality conditioned both by the mental characteristics that have been carried over from the previous life and by the new environment. The personality will change and be modified by conscious effort and conditioning factors like education, parental influence and society but once again at death, it will re-establish itself as life in a new being. This process of dying and being reborn will continue until the conditions that cause it, the mental factors of craving and ignorance, cease. When they do, instead of being reborn, the mind attains a state called Nirvana.

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Human Consciousness Is Taking A Quantum Leap: Lifting of the Veil…

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By Christine Horner

Something miraculous is happening. The invisible is becoming visible. Human consciousness is taking a quantum leap into territory previously unknown, as what began with just a few saints, sages, gurus, and a Saviour is awakening in the hearts and minds of millions around the globe.
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The Meaning of Chakra Candles

Chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning spinning wheel. They are a system of seven primary energy centers located along the spine. Each chakra corresponds to specific regions of the body and different emotional and behavioral characteristics. The seven primary chakras are also associated with specific colors and symbols.

Chakra Pillar Candles combine color therapy with aromatherapy and are a great way to enhance energy healing sessions and meditations. The color and fragrance blend of each candle are designed to enhance specific healing energies.

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6 Spiritual Truths That Scientists Are Finally Starting to Understand.

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By Lara Starr

For a long time, people have tried to explain why things are the way they are. In modern times, Scientists have been trying to surpass the knowledge passed on by Priests, Prophets, Yogis and many other spiritual teachers since before we even started recording our history. Many believe Science still has a lot of catching up to do.

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The 12 Laws of Karma

The 12 Laws of Karma

Karma is the law of cause and effect – an unbreakable law of the cosmos. Your actions create your future. The reason your fate is never sealed is because you have free will. Therefore your future cannot already be written. That would not be fair. Life gives you chances…

So what is Karma? Karma is the Sanskrit word for action. It is equivalent to Newton’s law of ‘every action must have a reaction’. When we think, speak or act we initiate a force that will react accordingly. This returning force maybe modified, changed or suspended, but most people will not be able eradicate it.

This law of cause and effect is not punishment, but is wholly for the sake of education or learning.

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Change Your Thoughts and You Can Change the World.

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The past year has been absolutely crazy, especially the past couple of months with everything happening around the world and here at home. The world now is not the world most of us remember growing up in, and to some, it appears to be all going to hell with no positive future in sight.

For me, I find myself having to stop sometimes, and in my stillness, just observe… stopping myself from get caught up in all of this and becoming a part of the darkness itself…

Reaching deep inside – I look at this on a spiritual level, finding the oneness.

This darkness were experiencing (call it the Dark Age) is a natural fluctuation in time and will lift. Remember if there’s darkness, there’s light, “the yin and yang”.

Your thoughts… whether you want to believe it or not, are being heard loud and clear by the Universe. You know the old say; “be careful what you wish for”.

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Before European Christians Forced Gender Roles, Native Americans Acknowledged 5 Genders – Part 2

It wasn’t until Europeans took over North America that natives adopted the ideas of gender roles. For Native Americans, there was no set of rules that men and women had to abide by in order to be considered a “normal” member of their tribe.

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Before Christian Settlers Forced Gender Roles, Native Americans Recognized 5 Genders – Part 1

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When the Europeans took over North America, the Native Americans adopted the ideas for gender roles. Previously though, there were no rules that women and men had to follow in the tribe. In fact, both male and female characteristics were considered a gift of nature.

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