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Sun, Jul. 8th, 2012, 05:34 pm
tieran: Crisis of Faith

Hi everyone, I've been something of a lurker here, and I hope it's okay to just kind of... launch right into things. I have a question... or.. well a problem, and I'm seeking advice.

See, I've been going through a lot lately, (much of it involving health) and unfortunately it's begun to affect my faith. I hadn't thought about it a whole lot for a while, but these days... I feel like I want to reach out to it, but at the same time I'm not... sure there's something to reach out to?

My belief has generally been that there's something out there so grand and beyond the scope of anything we know that our minds can't really grasp it. Much the same way that an ant can't grasp that it's walking on the toe of a big ol' human, or something. It's just that big. But because that doesn't sit well with people, different cultures and groups gave this being different names, and applied different faces, aspects, and even personalities onto it.

It's kind of like looking at a gemstone. It has many different sides or faces, but it's all the same stone.

The problem with this is, it leaves my at a very odd place. Because it means that I don't know if prayers or rituals or anything really have any kind of effect. And in turn, if things like magic have any effect (magik? magick?).

I want to believe it can. I want to believe one can manipulate their aura, meditate, or possibly even astral project. Send out positive or healing energies through prayer or 'spells' or such. Ground themselves, etc.

But then, my scientific side says there's no proof of any such thing and any perceived effects are purely caused by the human mind being more that capable and willing to trick itself and makes us feel/see what we want.

But... if it makes me feel steadier, safer, more at peace to do these things, is it bad? Am I just lying to myself? Blinding myself? That's no good...

And what if it is real? Even to a small degree? Does that help me? hurt me? am I depriving myself of something by turning away from it? Blinding myself with extreme logic?

I don't know @_@

((cross-posted pretty much all over the place. Sorry if you see it a lot))

Wed, May. 2nd, 2012, 09:06 am
the_mind_bender: Dreams and Dreamwalking

Does anyone have any information on dreams and/or dreamwalking (ie: the practice of entering other people's dreams)? Any and all information or even opinions, if represented as such, would be greatly appreciated.

Sun, Nov. 27th, 2011, 02:12 pm
daniario: (no subject)

I want to talk about something kind of strange that I've been noticing and I'm not sure about what I'm supposed to do now.  To get started, I'll tell you that I'm 15, African American/Puerto Rican, and not into any witchcraft or devil worshiping.  Dreaming the Future is something that I've noticed ever since I was a little girl.  I can remember most of my dreams and quite a few have tied into reality.  Every time I have a dream filled with anxiety or an emotion like that, something happens the next day, like somebody gets hurt or goes through a struggle.  I'm beginning to record all of my dreams, and that way I'll be able to tell whenever something holds significance.  Seeing Auras is something a bit more recent than that.  I noticed it on my mother first.  She was reading a book in front of a white wall, and as I looked at her a gray haze started forming around her.  After that, I began to practice seeing it on other people.  It all looked clear at first but as I experimented with it more and more the smoke would begin to have different color and pigments.  More so than that, I can feel auras. When somebody walks into the room, I can instantly feel what they're feeling in that moment. Healing, is also something I've been working with.  By healing, I don't necessarily mean physical, but I do mean emotional.  Whenever I'm in a room with people who are arguing or angry, if I focus, I can get them to calm down.  Also if someone is worked up about a problem or issue, I can make them feel better just by being in the room.  The only time I've seen my physical healing abilities really take effect, is when my mother asked me to pray over a friend of hers who had cancer, and within a week it was gone.  That may have only been coincidence, bu then again...Something new that I'm trying to work on?  They say that according to your zodiac sign, that you're more in tune with certain elements.  Well, my moon sign is Libra, and my sun sign is Cancer.  Libra is connected with air, while cancer is with water, so maybe there's a way for me to control the two?  I don't know, but I think it would be possible based on the other tings that I've noticed.

Sun, Aug. 28th, 2011, 11:42 am
elven_ranger: (no subject)

Can anyone reccomend an active LJ community or other  serious online discussion forum about past lives which is actually active - researching, examining soul purpose, etc. Open to pretty in-depth discussion about both human and non-human lives :D 

The LJ comms which I have found and online forums, all seem to be dead. :(

Sat, May. 7th, 2011, 02:38 pm
janice_b: Reiki Symbols – The Gift of Life Force

There are two schools of thought about Reiki symbols. The first says that Reiki symbols are sacred and not to be shared with those who are not initiated into Reiki. It is thought the Reiki symbols will not work, and will be diluted if they are shared with someone who has no knowledge of how to use them. The second school of thought is sharing the Reiki symbols with everyone is really what the energy of Reiki is all about – UNIVERSAL life force. And thus, it should be available to all to share. Seems there is no right or wrong here, just which school of thought you subscribe to, or what your Reiki training has been.

There are still some old Reiki masters who will tell you right off the bat that the Reiki symbols are not to be shared with just anyone, as it takes away from the power of them. There may be sense in this argument if you stop to think about the Reiki symbols themselves. They don't mean anything to someone who has no idea what they are or what they can achieve with them. On the other hand, there are so many self-help books on the subject of Reiki and using the Reiki symbols that you might think you can learn how to do Reiki through using a book and teaching yourself.

If the books dealing with Reiki symbols are to be believed, you should not only be able to learn the symbols, but attune yourself and become whatever level of practitioner you wish. While this sounds simple, there really is a whole lot more to it than just reading a book. Particularly when you get more advanced in levels.

Without getting into too much about the symbols, as in drawing them, we can certainly tell you the names of the symbols used for the lower levels of Reiki energy channeling. If you are just starting, the first level of Reiki requires no symbols to work. It does however need an attunement from the Reiki master who is training you. Level 2 symbols need to be given to you by the Reiki master along with an attunement to the second level. Self-help books indicate you can do attunements yourself. That is still a highly controversial level and a word of caution here. Do energy work with respect and caution.

But, back to the Level 2 symbols. There are three of them – the Power symbol, the Mental/Emotional Symbol and the Distance Symbol. The Power symbol means "by Imperial decree, put all the power of the universe here". The Mental/Emotional Symbol means "God and humanity become one, to create a new habit". The Distance Symbol means "May the Buddha (enlightened one) in me connect with the Buddha in you to promote peace and dignity."

Fri, Apr. 8th, 2011, 01:10 pm
brother_dour: Mole People!

Hello, all. I joined this community specifically to describe this occurrence to an interested audience and see what you think.

My mom (who lives in rural Victoria county, Texas) calls me last night to tell me about the weird thing she found in the back pasture earlier that day. Now, weird things have always occurred on that place- ghost lights bobbing across the yard, glass dishes spontaneously exploding, a specific old brass bedframe we had occasionally shaking violently...oddly enough, my family kind of got used to it. These kinds of weird things we talk about like most people mention the weather.

Anyway, on to the newest weirdness. According to mom, one of the many large brush piles in the back was turned inside-out, with all the brush perfectly laid out in all directions as if from underneath without a single stray branch anywhere. The middle of the pile was bared, and the earth looked reddish, loose, and very fine- totally different from the usual hard-as-concrete black gumbo mud that is usually all over that property.

Now, mom swears she wasn't dreaming, and she's not on any medication (and she's not self-medicating, lol). No animal would have done that so neatly, and mom didn't see any tracks anywhere, thus ruling out deer and wild hogs. Mom said she will go back there today and take pics, which I will post here ASAP.

My tongue-in-cheek explanation was 'mole people!', but I am honestly curious about this. Has anyone heard of this kind of thing before? What do you think about it?

Tue, Apr. 5th, 2011, 11:36 pm
janice_b: The Leading Facts about Reiki Healing

If you have the fair interest in knowing Reiki and how it is practiced, the best thing to start with is that of getting familiar with the healing procedure. Reiki imparts the knowledge on how the present life can be lived to the fullest and to let go of all the worries and stress. It is necessary to put away the concerns that bother the mind, the spirit, and the body because it is the only way on how a full life can be enjoyed. Reiki healing employs the force that opens the doors in our lives towards the most unexpected and positive things that can occur. As soon as we allow our hearts, minds, and spirits to open up to the wonders of its healing procedure, we can start to live in harmony with the rest of our brothers and sisters.

The Healing and the Healer
As per the believers of Reiki, they manifest the techniques as they abide by the Divine consecration and the sacred covenant that they share with the Creator. Others even have the faith that the ability to heal themselves and others by means of using Reiki is innate. The technique is both a therapy and a way of allowing one to live the present day at a given moment. The healing ability is empowered as the person decides to accept his responsibility in getting attuned to it. Apart from acting as a form of treatment, it is also a lifestyle that encourages an individual to do good deeds in their entire lifetime.

The Early Beginnings
The methods of healing through Reiki is said to have been rooted from the age old Tibet and was actually rediscovered by no less than a Japanese man by the name Mikao Usui in the latter part of the 1800s. When Mikao Usui died, his loyal followers took over the responsibility and continued the practice. They established clubs and alliances which still exist to this day to teach the variations of the Reiki method. The teaching is basically based on the learner's level of spiritual maturity. In the early times, the club was exclusively for the Japanese so the foreigners were never allowed to partake in the course. However, one Japanese woman by the name Hawayo Takata introduced the same teachings in the western world in the 1970s. Nowadays, the knowledge on Reiki is known to all parts of the world.

Using Reiki Methodology
If there are some people who question the efficacy of Reiki, it is but necessary to believe that it truly works. The person has to be simply open to accept the healing energy which is always around. You don't necessarily have to feel anything during the healing process. If one fails to receive the energy, it means that the process is obstructed by the imbalanced chakras. In order to fully enjoy its effect, it has to be rebalanced. It may take a while but with the help of other Reiki healers, the process of recovery can be made faster.

It is but important to do the Reiki healing procedure with all of your heart and mind. Your action has to be driven by your greatest emotion called love. It is by opening yourself up to the whole process that you will only be able to receive its rewarding effect. Good deeds are also going to be returned to you.

Mon, Mar. 28th, 2011, 11:02 pm
janice_b: (no subject)

The Purpose of Reiki Healing

Reiki healing has been in continuing practice for several years now. It is recognized to be a great tool that is aimed at personal treatment and growth. Reiki energy is rooted from an optimal spiritual source which never fails to come up with the best results. The healing applies for the spirit, the mind, and the body which has to serve as the guide in an individual's journey called life. Reiki likewise aids in the enhancement of the personal talents. Of course, all of these can only materialize if you prefer to get attuned to this sacred practice. There exists a sacred covenant that has to be maintained and nurtured for always.

Learning the Program of Self-Healing

For you to be able to acquire the depth of the knowledge on Reiki's self-healing process, you must develop a sensible time for practice. You need to master different techniques. The way on how you execute it will move you forward near your goal or pull you away from your desired aim. In the course of self-healing, the appropriate technique must be used and thus should be learned by you. If you are qualified enough to do so, you may choose to develop your own healing system which will work to your advantage. If you have your spirit, mind, and heart into Reiki, you will surely succeed.

The Allotted Time for Self-Healing

The Reiki system of self-healing is best done by regularly allotting at least 30 minutes to yourself. It is time that you realize how important it is to value yourself and therefore spend some time for your complete healing. You may use either the scanning or hand positions as your technique. Your focus should be on those regions that require healing the most. As the session begins, you will be carefully guided as to where your hands should go and which body part should you touch. You have to feel everything that you are doing. Let the energy flow and feel it vibrating. While the session is going on, ponder on your daily activities and where your life is heading. It is by means of thinking over your practice in life will your quest for self-healing produce a great impact. This is a kind of technique that promotes the development of a healthy attitude. More so, this self-reflection technique will similarly give you more room for the generation of very creative ideas and ways on how it will be best to handle your own troubles.

Self-Healing in Groups

Again, Reiki treatment can be administered to yourself or to others. Hence, you may form a special group with the rest of the Reiki self-healers whom you know and do the session altogether. This practice is a lot more effective because you don't only get to heal yourself but the rest of your group mates as well. A daily practice can do wonders. You will heal each other faster. The complete healing is also sure to materialize. The secret to it is the sharing of energy and support as the group gets on with the session.

Being in a group will give you the opportunity to discuss among yourselves the things that you want to get healed with. A once a week meeting will generate a more serious focus and a deeper purpose in each and every one of you. Let the prayers guide you through as you convene in the Reiki healing practice.

For more information about Reiki Healing go to http://reikiforhealing.org/ .

Sat, Jan. 8th, 2011, 03:42 pm
xextraordinaryx: orbs and auras.

Hello! This is my first post in this community after watching the posts for a long time now. Last night, something really interesting happened. I took some pictures with my girl friends and an interesting thing showed up. She and I put the camera timer on, about 4 seconds after each photo was taken. We put the camera on the table and took about ten consecutive pictures without moving the camera. Well, we had a visitor! An orb showed up!

Excuse our faces... we like dancing Collapse )

Wed, Jan. 5th, 2011, 08:56 pm
pinkyssj4: Spirits or Hallucinations?

When I was younger and still living at my parents' place I'd experience weird encounters. These encounters only happen when I'm extremely ill (like with a flu or something) and feel very weak.

Example #1:
I went home from school due to a stomach flu. I layed on the couch to take a nap. In the middle of my sleep I was awoken by a painful hit to the forehead, like as if someone flicked their finger or threw a rock at me.
I looked around but no one was there. I was alone in the house, I could still feel the pain.

Example #2:
I walked upstairs towards my room and I felt a jab of pain at the back of my neck like as if someone pinched me. I looked around, no one was there. I looked in the mirror and sure enough the area where I felt the jab of pain was slightly pink.

Now... is this all just my imagination or am I more prone to "experience" when I am weakend (really ill).

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