SUE MAISANO: “How To Daydream and Achieve Your Goals”

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”

~Albert Einstein

 

Daydreaming is like meditation or hypnosis except for that it is more effortless and natural. Done properly, daydreaming can be very effective in helping us achieve our goals.

Your mind and body already know how to get into the zone of daydreaming because you had been doing it unconsciously all the time.

Perhaps when you are driving, the lengthy, repetitive and boring activity sends your mind to a space of peacefulness, or what seems like to be void and silent. With this quieting of the mind, you wander away from daily mundane and goes on a mental exploration. In other words, you started to daydream.

Everybody daydreams, it is human nature.

I had a daydream 15 years ago.

How could I remember a random daydream that long ago you ask? Well, the daydream I had seemed too foolish to me at the time, so it stood out and stuck with me. I remember I had to stop myself on the tracks and put on a mental break to get myself out of the daydream.

As a frustrated Chinese college student who wanted to come to America, I had a lot of worries, one of which was relationship. I didn’t have any relationship problems per se actually, because I had no one to have a relationship with, aka I was a desperate single.

One day as I was randomly strolling the campus on the walkway my mind slips away. Admit this light, glowing and pleasant feeling, I thought maybe I would marry an American guy one day and have a bunch of cute mixes.

I was not sure if I initiated the thought or the thought found me. I felt that the latter was more appropriate. The thought was soft and gentle, and it brought pleasant sensations. I was free from everyday struggles for a few brief seconds while I was bathed in the daydream.

Then my logical thinking kicked in. My inner voice said this was not possible so stop thinking like this and fool yourself. I brought myself out of the daydream by deciding to focus on something more “practical”.

Nevertheless, that daydream was realized years later, against all odds.

Many inventions, scientific breakthroughs and writings were conceived in the daydream like state.

Einstein came up with the Special Theory of Relativity in daydreams. His saying that “Imagination is more important than knowledge” further testifies the importance of imagination and daydreaming.

Edison kept a small bed in his office where he daydreamed about his next inventions. If not for his immense creativity the world might still be a “dark” place.

And as your mind and body grow accustomed to a certain amount of sleep each night — six hours, seven, maybe the recommended eight — so can you train your waking mind to sleep creatively and work out the vividly imagined waking dreams which are successful works of fiction.”

You see, great minds recognize the importance of imagination and daydream to bring out creativity as well as accomplish personal goals.

How to use daydreaming to reach your goals?

Daydreaming is a state of being that we naturally go through each day. You can choose to purposefully daydream and raise your vibrations. When you daydream, you somewhat detach from the physical and access higher planes where energies can manifest into physical existence. You start to tap into the source where physical realities spring from. In other words, you become more creative.

Practicing entering the daydream space purposefully will help you draw closer what you desire. Here are a few steps to help you initiate and deepen your daydream abilities:

1. Find a quiet space.

Daydreaming is a type of “dream” so treat it like a dream. When you go to sleep each night, you put on your soft pajamas, retreat to your bed, cover yourself with warm blankets, and turn off the light. You close your eyes and side aside the day’s happenings.

You drop deeper and deeper into sleep where dreams may occur. You do it at each night at around the same time, same place, same procedures that it’s almost like a ritual. Similarly, with a daydream you need a quiet space, especially a quiet mental space where you can safely set aside the daily mundane.

Find a time and place where you won’t be constantly interrupted. Maybe take a short walk in the woods or on a trail. Maybe use the mental space in the soothing shower in the morning. Maybe it’s a place in your house where you feel comfortable for your daily daydreaming. Wouldn’t be a bad idea to daydream first when you go to bed each night.

2. Let go of logical thinking.

Sometimes you dream of your deceased relatives, but in that dream it may not occur to you that your relative had already passed. Sometimes in your dream you have a completely different identity than what you are in your waking hours. However, the dream self does not question its own validity.

It’s because your logical thinking is in suspension when you are in a dream. You are free from your logical restrictions. Your imagination grows wings when you dream. Similarly, when you daydream, suspend your logical thinking. Einstein said: “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”

If your logical thinking is interfering with your daydream you certainly are restricted and won’t be able to access the Universal energy with unlimited potential. In fact, you won’t even be able to daydream if you cannot let go of your logical thinking for even a brief moment.

Of course that is not to deny the power of your logical thinking at other times. What you need to practice on is to let go of logical thinking when you intent to do so. It’s a mental discipline to direct your will.

3. Let go of expectations.

After your daydream, carry out your daily activities as if nothing had happened. Don’t become obsessed with what you daydreamed about. When you do the actual daydreaming, you are delivering your message to the Universe. The Universe is always hearing and responding, and it initiates motion, which may not be visible on the physical plane, towards manifestations of your dream.

Let go of expectations is to allow it to happen and is perhaps the hardest part of bringing your daydream to reality. For everything we do we tend to cast our bet, our preferences of how things should go. If things go our way we are happy, if things are going against us we are worried. Our emotions are greatly controlled by what’s happening outside of us. We truly become a victim with no control.

We entangle ourselves in the process of creation and block the process of manifestation. What we are doing is to compare the outside happenings with what we hold in our expectations and we see this discrepancy. We then mess the process of creation with our negative emotions, further pushing our dream reality away from us.

It’s a downward spiral. With letting go of expectations we lose the comparison. Then the outside happenings become neither good nor bad because we don’t cast our bets, our preferences. This level of letting go allows the Universal energy to proceed naturally without any restrictions.

Then all of a sudden, when you are least expecting it your dream become a reality in a magical way! By then you might have already forgot that once you daydreamed about it. Such is the beauty of letting go of expectations.

Now you have it, three steps to bring your daydream to reality. Find a quiet space, let go of logical thinking, and let go of expectation. Which one do you think is the easiest? Which one do you think is the hardest part? Can you let go, even just a little bit? What are you daydreaming today?

 

~via ConsciousReminder.com

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MICHELLE MAXWELL: “‘Are You A Good Ghost Or A Bad Ghost?’ — How To Banish Troublesome Household Entities”

I’m a natural ‘ghostbuster’ and never have to worry… my home is always a sacred space without interference. If I want contact I will initiate it… otherwise it’s “Buzz off, Jack!” 👻

Let’s face it, sensing an uninvited presence in one’s home is never a pleasant revelation. We invest a great deal in our homes — financially, personally, and even spiritually — so it’s a bit of an unpleasant surprise to find an additional “guest” at our table.

However, many spectral entities leave remnants of themselves in the world of the living, and more often than not are no cause for concern. Some even provide protection and assistance when we least expect it!

The flip-side, however, is that there are indeed malevolent entities that can take up residence in one’s home and cause a great deal of annoyance, if not pain and outright misfortune. At first it can be hard to differentiate between the two, as it often takes awhile for spectral evidence to mount. Misplaced personal items, broken appliances, and bothersome noises may seem innocent enough or go undetected for weeks or even months before proving otherwise.

So how can you know if your ghostly tenant is worth keeping around or evicting? For starters, pay attention to the signs. Not all entities leave overt evidence of their presence, but you can usually detect subtleties: cold spots in various parts of the house/apartment, the feeling of being watched, and little shifts in the placement of household objects. Pets will often act agitated or avoid going into certain spaces, while some will growl or bark at a pointed spot when seemingly nothing is there.

Conversely, the manifestations may be more severe. You or members of your household may start getting sick for no apparent reason, or become ill-tempered. Appliances may break down and, in extreme instances, objects may be thrown about or smashed. An overall feeling of doom may linger over the place, evoking feelings of fear and despair.

Once you’ve assessed the evidence, you can decide what steps to take from there. If you are fortunate enough to sense that the presence in your home is innocuous enough — if not benevolent — then you needn’t do much to appease them. Simply going about your business and allowing them to go about theirs is usually enough. If you want to make an “official” gesture of acknowledgement and welcome, you can set out fresh flowers or keep a votive candle lit in a part of the home where the spirit is most often felt. If there are particular offerings you feel the presence would like, by all means leave them out as well. Less-is-more gestures are generally preferred by elementals, as excessive attention can disrupt their natural vibrations.

If you feel your household entity is of a more malicious sort, then you will need to take the necessary precautions as soon as possible. Please note: if these steps do not take effect within a week or so, a professional may need to be consulted. Certain energies can be extremely dangerous, and only experienced and reputable practitioners should be called upon to deal with them. If you feel your efforts are not proving successful then do not put your safety at risk!

That said, even less pleasant entities can often be dealt with by employing a few simple DIY measures. Before you do anything else, it is crucial to purify or “smudge” your space. Using sage or palo santo, go from room to room at least once a day and thoroughly seal the windows, corners, and doorways with the smoke. This will immediately cleanse the space and drive away unpleasant energies. You may need to do this as often as it takes before the presence recedes completely.

Crystal gridding has also been proven effective in ridding a home of unwanted energies, as well as barricading against future assaults. There is a wealth of information available on crystal gridding, and it’s advisable to check online or at your local bookstore to find the best selection and layout for your situation. Black tourmaline, smokey quartz, selenite, and amethyst are among the most popular stones used for protection and reinforcement.

A more labor-intensive endeavor may involve doing some research on your home. While certain entities can attach themselves to individuals, following them wherever they go, others are bound to a specific place for a specific reason. If you live in a home with a researchable history, it may be worth your while to see what you uncover. This will also prove beneficial for any professionals you seek the assistance of.

What you absolutely SHOULD NOT do in the circumstances listed above is attempt to use any occult items in which you have no experience or understanding of. Real psychics devote decades to implementing these tools in their work, and a troubling number of cases have been reported where amateur misuse resulted in permanently disastrous results.

Ultimately, your intuition is your best tool when determining the nature of a spiritual presence in your home.

Our fears and imaginations can and do play tricks on us, and often turmoil in one’s personal life can impose itself on the places inhabited most intimately. Try to approach your situation with honesty and a sound mind, and once again, do not hesitate to call in a professional if you feel you are in over your head.

 

 

~via ConsciousReminder.com

SUSAN VIVYAN: “Thoughts And Words Are So Important”

Watch your words carefully as they carry more power than you realize. Many are becoming aware of the power of thoughts, words and are more discerning in their choices. Yes, it is a choice moment by moment. More immediate results than you realize.

It is via stillness, meditation, concentration, awareness that you become aware of the power of your thoughts; words leading to actions. When one is the observer in the 3rd person and not immersed in the drama of their own making a wiser perspective emerges. Greater understanding with more discernment guides daily choices. The inner reflects the outer and more discretionary decisions are made.

One can still be very present, live in the moment; however, the focus of an aware life is more refined like sand which slowly and gently flows through your fingers with little abrasive quality.

Listen to the words of others but more importantly discern your own thoughts and words. Become a detached observer with no judgment or criticism. Allow corrections to your thought patterns and/or actions to be done with gentleness and softness.

Treat yourself with respect. Embrace your imperfections. Allow growth to emerge with constant nurturing and self-love. Focus on your thoughts, your words. Refine your choices.

You are important!

 

Susan Vivyan; M.A.T. (Art Therapy), B.S. (Art Education); Art Transformative Facilitator/Educator, Writer, Artist. You can find her Soul Essence paintings on Facebook @EssenceArtBySusanVivyan

 

~via In5D.com

CREATOR COURSE: “The Power Of Thought”

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You are responsible for everything you have brought into your life, everything you have left out of your life, and everything that you are currently intending to bring into your life.  Every single relationship, association, difficulty, failure, fear, plan, hope, and success is in your control no matter whether you have been guided there consciously or subconsciously.  Every mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual state of being that you are experiencing right now is completely under your power.  If you think not, then you are giving away your innate power to others.  Everything in your life that I have just spoken about above originated, originates, and will originate from one matter — thought.

Your thoughts harness all your power and you wield this power through your thinking.  What you think about is up to you.  Thoughts trigger every word that comes out of your mouth, every action you go forward with, and every habit you form.  In turn, these self-expressions shape and mold your character and as we all know it, your character determines the destiny that guides you.  Thoughts actually emanate and radiate energy to and from your body.  They directly influence the physical, mental, emotional, social, sexual, and spiritual effort your body, mind, and spirit is willing to produce.  Since your thoughts directly correlate to the frequency of your vibrational being, be mindful of what you express — remember love is that of a high vibration and fear is that of a low one.  Each thought you create sends a vibration through your being and out into the universe.

At their most basic purpose, thoughts are how you creatively express your individuality.  Nurture your thoughts and take intense care after what you feed to your mentality.  Be mindful of what you mentally create as it has a majority of the effect in what you intend and create within your reality.

 

You form about 60,000 thoughts every single day and about 95% of those thoughts get exactly recreated the following day.  That 95%, as you could have guessed, is subconsciously created.  Make sure that those thoughts are what you consciously intend to create within your reality.

If you are unsure how powerful your thoughts and intentions really are, then let me explain to you the work of Dr. Masaru Emoto.  He gathered distilled water and blessed the specimens with a simple thought or intention as well as labeled others with words such as love or gratitude.  He froze the droplet samples and then placed them under a microscope to astonishingly find beautiful crystals react and reflect the initial thought or intention.  The crystals bore symmetrical and hexagonal snowflakes that all remained unique to one another.  It is interesting to think if this is how thoughts affected water, suppose how powerful they could affect you.

 

 

~via bodymindsoulspirit.com

ALEXA PELLEGRINI: “You’re Worth It: Triumphing Over Your Inner Self-Saboteur”

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To say that we’re our own worst enemy is an understatement. As an astrologer that focuses specifically on healing wounds from the past by decoding the karma of the stars, I’ve seen how most of us rarely catch a glimpse of how much we undermine ourselves in everyday life. Observing the 12th house of hidden self-sabotage in the natal chart, I’ve easily been able to see how my clients have accidentally shot themselves in the foot – even though they were usually unaware of this until I pointed it out to them! But it doesn’t take an astrologer’s touch to figure out where you’re undermining your own goals and happiness in daily life. By increasing your self-awareness and positive self-talk, you can avoid harmful patterns of behavior that only fuel your inner self-saboteur.

Where Does Your “Dark Side” Really Come From?

Self-sabotage is a tricky business. Just when your new job or your relationship seems to be going in an amazing direction, negative self-talk may begin to flood your thoughts. Paranoia about criticism from your co-workers or an old ex reappearing back on the scene just won’t stop plaguing you. It’s utterly maddening! What gives?

The simplest way to stop self-sabotaging behaviors is to look deep within to discover the root of your behaviors. When we begin to question if our wonderful new job is really going to be that amazing, or wonder if our partner really loves us as much as we love them, these self-sabotaging thoughts are a direct reflection of our hidden fears of loss and failure and feelings of unworthiness. By anticipating the worst, we may think we’ll divert a crisis when in reality, we’re creating a harmful self-fulling prophecy. While it’s easy to play into old patterns of negative thinking, remember that the only significant person telling you that you don’t deserve love and happiness is you. What other people told you or how they treated you in the past is irrelevant. You are in control of your will, and your self-image shapes the person who you are, not the judgements of others or past mistakes. When you begin to truly love yourself and realize you are worthy of everything you have, your inner self-saboteur will flee the scene.

Harmful Phrases to Avoid Self-Defeat

Without realizing it, the words we speak and the thoughts we project into the Universe have a much greater effect on our energy than we may realize. We can convince ourselves that we’re worthless and poison all positivity with a brigade of self-loathing thoughts in a matter of minutes! However, there is a way out of this trap: watch the words you speak, and keep your thoughts in check. Here are some ‘red alert’ phrases  to watch out for:

  • “I just feel powerless.” If you believe you’re powerless, how have you come this far? Did someone magically take care of all of your problems for you? Don’t even your most basic achievements, like getting up on time every day, account for your strength? Even if we’re placed in a situation in which we’re at a disadvantage physically, financially or emotionally, we still have the power within to remain grounded. It is only when we lose control of our thoughts, emotions and intentions that we truly become powerless.
  • “I don’t know what I’m doing.” When your life feels like it’s collapsing, it’s tempting to say “I just don’t know what I’m doing” or “I’m not sure what to do.” But by uttering these words, you’re sending out a message not only to yourself but also the Universe that you’re a victim of circumstance and helpless to take control over your life and your choices. This will only make your situation increasingly negative.
  • “My entire life is horrible!” Seeing things strictly in black and white and believing that one negative incident or relationship serves to define your entire existence only serves to draw negativity into your life. If a horrible situation, a failed relationship or getting fired from your job has caused you great suffering, turn this phrase around and address your feelings for what they are: “XYZ has caused me great pain and suffering – life itself has not, and I can turn my life around.”
  • “My feelings got the best of me, I can’t help myself.” Anything along these lines is an immediate red flag that you’re denying responsibility for your emotions. Anger is often the one emotion that can consume us and create devastating consequences in our lives, yet we often feel compelled to blame anger itself instead of taking accountability for our faults! In his book “Be Nobody,” Lama Marut eloquently explains that instead of believing it’s rational to be angry or hateful, express anger toward that afflicted side of yourself that goes into a rage and “…avoid the temptation to give in to the siren song of the afflictions.”

 

 

 

 

 

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