The Wand Position

The Wand Position
Often Used for Magic

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Helping...Even At A Distance

Do you know that there is something you can do for people who are trapped, hurt or crying out for help.

There will be times when some of you who are very sensitive out there will feel a very light sense of touch. Not the kind of touch if some friend or someone you know touches your arm or your hand. This will be a very light touch but it will be discernible physically.

When you feel something like that it almost always means that someone is crying out to the world at large or praying for help and you can help too.

This is what to do: For those of you who can feel or send energy just feel it and let it radiate from you.

For those of you who are not sure whether you can do that or not then I recommend you say the following Living Prayer. Say it slowly and if you feel a good energy or a good feeling, pause and when that feeling passes continue with the rest of the words. This is what I recommend you say, "I am asking that all those beings who need help now wherever they may be and whatever they may be doing - that they receive all the help they need now benevolently from all those people and beings who can help them."

After you say that you'll know that you have done what you can do. Don't ever assume that this is somebody you know, most of the time it will be someone you don't know - possibly even on the other side of the world and if you feel a touch like that again most likely it is not about the same person, it will simply be about another person.

We are all so closely united these days that it has impacted us physically and now there is something you can say and do to help people that need your help.

I know there are other things that you do and many of those are good. There's lots of wonderful charities and organizations to volunteer at but this is something you can also do if you would.

Goodlife to you all and goodnight.

Friday, July 27, 2007

When The Right Words Elude You...

When you find yourself in a situation where tact is important you often find don't you, that the right words are hard to come by. Sometimes words that you've said before work just fine. Other times you can feel, can't you, that those words just won't do.

I have found that at these moments it can be helpful - not always but at times - for there to be a benevolent energy present. I'm sure you found this to be the case as well.

You might say a little prayer, you might ask that someone or something be present with you in spirit to help you through that moment. I want to suggest a living prayer that often works in this situation.

I recommend you say in this situation, since you may have to say it to yourself quietly of course or even think it - in this case it's alright - say or think, "I am asking that all those benevolent beings (and if you have a Deity you feel good about, put that name in here) come now in their most benevolent form and provide love, inspiration, calm and a feeling of benign and benevolent co-operation and friendliness that this now state of being be comforted."

Now you say, "...state of being..." because it includes you and you may not even know who else it includes for the other person or persons may be upset about things you don't understand. Perhaps because many others are involved.

These times call for tact for many reasons. One of the most profound is that we don't always know whether the people we are speaking to understand the nuances of the way we speak. They might conceivably be speaking your language as something that is not their native tongue or because of so many dialects that exist in the world to say nothing of within your language.

It's so very easy isn't it, to say something that is a compliment from your point of view that might be taken as an insult to others. Perhaps you've had that experience - it's frustrating isn't it.

So remember, when you say that living prayer you're asking for energy to support you and to support the situation even though you may not have a clear picture of that situation at that point. Wait and see if you feel the energy. If you don't then perhaps it might be better to reserve your comment for another time.

If however you feel your comment may be pressing or urgent and possibly even life saving - then simply when you're at the point of pausing, after you've said the living prayer, wait for at least 1 minute if you can. Then say your comment in the simplest possible way with the fewest words possible and enunciate to the best of your ability. In this way, you will have made your best effort and that's all you can do. Then let it go and don't bring it up again if you can help it unless you feel at another time that it may be a life saving situation.

I'm bringing this up today because I feel that there are so many situations in which tact is not used simply because of a feeling of urgency or because in our world which has become so commercialized we are trying to find the best means of speaking, not just the best words. At times like that I've found that feeling and a good feeling broadcast by you can make a lot of difference.

So, add this to your general advice file and follow your heart. Goodlife to you all and goodnight.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Being Who You Really Are, Part 2

Now last time I talked about how it might be of value to project your true personality even in awkward or uncomfortable situations.

So, this time I want to give you specific suggestions and instructions for the homework. Not in front of a mirror, go ahead and say a few things out loud the way you might normally say them. Say in an awkward situation - say someone comes up to you at a bus stop and asks you out in some way that's offensive, as many of you might be approached. Male or female, it happens - and at the very least it can be awkward if you're not attracted to the other person to say nothing of the fact that it's impolite because you don't know them and they don't know you. In that case you see, if that is so - or they might do so in an offensive manner - that happens.

You could simply get mad and yell at them but you don't know who they are or whether they are entirely of sound mind. So, this is what you do to practice in your homework, I'm going to give you a couple of lines and you can write a few more for yourself. The first line is, "Stand back." That's all. The second line is, "I am completely comfortable on my own." That's all.

You understand these are not necessarily things you would say to people but they are designed to bring out qualities within you.

Then I'm going to suggest that before you do your homework you ask to feel as much physical confidence, strength and sense of your own personality as possible. Then wait for a moment or two and see if you feel different physically. Remember you are alone doing this so nobody's watching, nobody's going to laugh. Then say the first line.

Remember that if you are in an actual situation like that your natural reaction is to be frightened or angry and it's alright up to a point to display that but the way to display it is with feeling, not with words you see. Words can be provocative to someone who might say something like that to you - make some wise crack or come-on you understand but with a certain amount of feeling, strength, confidence, self-assuredness - and those are feelings I want you to practice - then you can emanate certain qualities.

Now I grant that if you are strong, if you have physical capabilities to resist something like this or even in the case of something said in jest or even partially in jest, the best way to deflect it is to make a jest back perhaps but there are times when you don't feel like it. So - I'm suggesting that you write some lines for yourself. Very simple, things that you'd like to say. Practice those feelings of confidence.

I'm not suggesting that you go out and do this in public because this homework isn't intended to give you ways to defend yourself or to specifically give you ways to feel safe though I have produced a book on that subject.

What I do recommend is that you consider this to be confidence building. The whole point of this post and the last one is to be able to feel confident enough to demonstrate your own personality without a mask in awkward situations.

I may say more about this in time but I'm giving you this homework now so that you can work on it and if you know others following this blog or my other to help each other to practice in this way.

Goodlife to you all and goodnight.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Being Who You Really Are, Part 1

Artificial - or otherwise known as put-on masks in our society are not unusual are they. Sometimes we can completely justify doing so. Other times we do so simply because we feel awkward or uncomfortable and we don our well practiced mask.

I'm bringing this up not to criticize or chide anyone but rather because so many of you have said to me over the years, "Where is my perfect mate? How can I find that person? Is there any chance that they might find me?"

When we don a mask even for a reason of safety we automatically place a veil over ourselves so that we cannot be seen. The mask in that sense is our suit of armor that allows us to feel safe or as safe as possible in whatever situation we're protecting ourselves - and I'm not saying that that's not justified at times but that mask also keeps us from being seen and appreciated.

I'm bringing this up because I want to suggest some homework for those of you who feel it may be of value to you and that is homework that has the intent to allow you to be seen in your actual personality so that your perfect mate might just be attracted to the real you as compared to a mask that you, after a time even in a long duration relationship, must drop out of simple exhaustion or boredom and thus follows confusion in your mates part.

What I recommend then is that the actual personality you have be something that needs to be strengthened - to have a confidence, to have a projection if you like of your personality that feels safe.

So this is what I'm going to suggest and it might sound very miniscule but I feel that it is something that we've been exposed to in thought but rarely do.

I know that a great many of you are interested in the theatrical and perhaps enjoy television or movies or other theatrical productions. Actors, in order to convince not only the audience but also the Producer and the Director or the casting person in order to get the role must be able to convince the watchers that they not only can perform their duties professionally but that they can actually be or live or function in a way that is perceived as the role they are playing.

They cannot - in order to be convincing even in front of the camera as compared to the stage production - they cannot be Actor's acting. They have to convince you, the audience, that they are not acting. Otherwise it is boring for you, even tedious.

You must be able as an Actor to draw the audience in whoever they are so that they believe that what's going on on the stage is real, or as real as you can make it, so that they can suspend their disbelief - that these are Actors performing on the stage during the time of the performance.

So what I'm going to suggest to you is that you practice. Do not practice initially in front of a mirror. Practice only in some room where you cannot be seen or heard generally speaking. I want you to practice, with feeling, saying things that you might have to say - even though you may never have to say them but in your mind that you might have to say in order to feel safe.

That mask, as it were, that you occasionally project to insulate and protect yourself and thus block a potential mate from seeing who you really are and worse - sometimes someone might even be attracted to that mask you see - and then after a time in your budding relationship with them you must drop that mask because it's exhausting to portray and you wish to be seen for yourself.

You want to enjoy the relationship and you want the person to enjoy you - who you are but you see if they were attracted to that mask then, well it's a problem for both of you.

So how can you portray yourself as yourself yes - as the Actor in that sense here in my analogy and be appreciated for who you are. That's why I'm recommending this homework. Act - the following ways. Say certain lines - set up certain lines to say for yourself.

If you want, you can write them down. These lines are not to be provocative. They are designed to be projecting self-assurance and confidence and with a certain amount of practice you might just be able to produce those feelings especially when there is no threat and no problem with projecting those feelings. I'll get into more details next time.


Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Clearing The Air

Now you may wonder why I continue to go on on this blog about instinct and other things that I wax on about on a regular basis.

For one thing it has to do with the fact that I trust you. I know we haven't met and I know that we may have different ways but I trust that you are reading this and perhaps practicing some of it because you truly want to have a better happier life where things work more frequently than not and perhaps you'd like to improve the quality of life for others as well.

I am, you might say, investing in you. At this time in my life I feel inclined to invest in the world at large. Many of you will absorb some of this wisdom here and practice it in your own way and perhaps even pass it on to others. I want you to know now that much as I appreciate appreciation it is not critical to me that I receive it from you and it is also not critical that I be acknowledged.

I know, we all need and want that and I am no different however I feel strongly that this wisdom I'm passing on to you is so important that I don't want to stake a permanent claim to it. Granted the books are copyrighted and all of that but you may have noticed that I'm not copyrighting the blogs. That's because I want you to feel free to use it and to share it where you feel it will do the most good.

I'm not trying to talk you into its value. If you feel it's good for you and you want to share it with others, and those of you who teach - if you want to integrate it into your teaching, don't be shy - it's alright. So I felt that needed to be said by way of clearing the air okay. I've got a Benevolent Magic book coming down the pike, so to speak and you'll find that it has many things in it that I have not discussed here. The entire book is set up as what you might call an evolutionary system that will take you from the point of the heart warmth which I've discussed before through Benevolent Magic, Living Prayer and on to Disentanglement and beyond.

The entire point of the book is to help you to feel safe, secure, comfortable and feel capable for your meeting with life.

I believe you will like it and when the publisher has it ready to distribute I'll let you know here on this blog as well as on my others. So...that's what I wanted to say today - just clearing the air and talking more personally to you all.

Goodlife to you all and goodnight.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

What Our Dreams Really Are

There is a time coming now that will be here very soon that will prepare us for the welcoming of parts of ourselves that have been missing for a time.

You know, when we're born here on this planet we don't as a rule remember who and what we are from all our other lives and all other life in the universe though I believe and I have been taught and have observed on the basis of my experience that sometimes bits and pieces of this recollection come through.

It comes through very often in dreams. Have you ever had that experience in a dream where you remember something that simply does not have any connection with your life whatsoever but it's a beautiful moment. It may be surrounded by other images that you're familiar with in your dream time but in that moment there's something beautiful, calm and peaceful and you have a recollection of it but you have a hard time pinning down what you saw or who was in it or have any recollection of seeing yourself in it.

In my experience it is possible to experience yourself as light. I've mentioned before having the experience of light above my head and actually being able to see from that light even though I'm just as physical as you are.

I believe that what occurs in our dream is that we see people in the dream and sometimes we identify with them because after all they are human beings and we're so engaged in the dream that we believe that we are one of them but I believe that we are in the form of light there and we can see.

We can identify with what we see and at times we are experiencing that identification with different beings in the dream. That's why the dream does not seem to have the linear time line that we live in our waking life.

This experience of dreams is what helps us to understand our physical lives here and most importantly helps us to understand in our immortal spirit the meaning of physical life here and how things can go wrong and more importantly, I believe, how things can be put to the right. Put to the right in this case simply means - made more benevolent.

In my intention of this blog which is about magic and about benevolence, putting things to the right in my expression today really means - how can we - with all of the inspiration available to us unconsciously in our dreams and consciously in our day to day life through our guides and angels and teachers - how can we put things to the right - in short how can we make our world more benevolent.

I believe it has everything to do with remembering who we are and where we're from. I also believe that why we're here has everything to do with our dreams. I believe we're here to learn and the teaching process goes on largely in our dream time since our dream time has to do and takes place in, since we're rooted to a physical world where everything is not perfect - therefore we have the images, the experiences, the feelings, everything in our physical body that's associated with, a world that needs a lot of help.

In short it needs a lot of benevolence and that benevolence is intended to come about through our ignorance that we have of our total immortal spirit in our conscious life prompted by our inspirations and perhaps a recollection of our dreams. Whereas in our unconscious lives where we are asleep in the deep dream state we are being supported and guided through the identification that we wake up with of the other people and beings in the dream so we can understand their feelings and their experience.

The more we know about dreams, I feel, the more we will understand that they are not always connected to our waking life. I believe that most of the time, not all the time but most of the time, they're connected to teaching that goes beyond our life here but that in order for that teaching to take place we must have a life here so that we have the images, experiences and feelings that can be incorporated in the teaching process.

I believe our life has everything to do with our immortal spirit and Creator's desire for us to become the best teachers and perhaps even guides someday.

This life means something and it means something beyond our conscious day to day existence. That doesn't excuse us from encouraging more benevolence and putting things to the right here but it does also incorporate the lessons in the world of our immortal spirit and for that we have to allow that world to prevail in our deep sleep.

So, lets not always assume that our dreams are always about our day to day life even though sometimes there are aspects there that are.

Goodlife to you all and goodnight.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Practical Compassion

This is a time of great compassion. The Earth is at a point now where she can no longer take on our excess feelings or even the excess feelings of animals or plants.

While there are many people there are less by far animals and plants. Still people require more care since the animals and the plants are not here to learn anything, they are simply here to offer support and nurturance for us and guide us through inspirations when we are able to take them in.

Given that Mother Earth must now apply her compassion to herself and to heal her own body - this is why so many of us are becoming more compassionate.

Let me explain what I mean by that. Many of us have begun to feel the feelings of others - I have mentioned this before. This is not simply a momentary thing where we "feel for others" but at times we take on and process the feelings of others.

I feel it's very important for you to know that should you get momentarily upset and even in your rational mind you are unable to place a reason on that or the reason you have picked does not make sense - be aware that many times you will act out, get upset you understand, get frustrated beyond the point of the stimulation you are experiencing in that moment or generally feel excessively full of feeling for something that seems well beyond the stimulation of the moment.

Perhaps it is something theatrical that you normally feel moved by or that you normally find amusing but in this case you suddenly feel as if you need to cry - maybe you do cry or you laugh almost hysterically. At moments like that don't question your sanity, the moment will pass quickly.

What you are doing is - that there is someone - possibly near you within a hundred feet or so, possibly a member of your own family or friends - if so don't say anything to them about it, possibly someone you don't know and have never met but are simply within that hundred feet or so of you for whom you are releasing through this momentary processing some overwhelming feeling that for one reason or another they simply cannot process and when that moment passes, it might just be a few seconds - perhaps a few minutes or even a little longer, that will be that.

You may never process that for them again or anything for them again - they might be simply passing by on the street or driving by on the highway but it may come up again.

You may find that this is something that is annoying at times, at other times it will be just a minor annoyance. If however you know about this you'll recognize that that was a moment of passing compassion for which you do not know nor do you really need to know, if you understand this or have read this, what that was about.

Some of you have been having this for a long time. You are weeping the tears felt by peoples all over the world or you are laughing excessively for those who are unable to laugh for some reason - and all the feelings in between.

This is not an excuse to excuse some excessively destructive or self destructive behavior on your part for that is not what is going to happen. It will always be something that you can do safely. You will not suddenly burst into tears in some important meeting. You will not laugh hysterically in front of your children and scare them - it will not happen like that. It will always happen in moments where you can do something safely.

I just felt that you needed to know this now because Mother Earth's compassion is at her limits for how she can express and feel for us and she must express and feel for herself. Therefore we are taking on some of her work.

We are after all here to learn patience and compassion and a few other things as the human race that will enable us to be more wise, be - in time more stable and be yes - more loving on a practical physical level that nurtures and supports us all in the most benevolent way.

One of the ways to practice these things is to actually do it. Reading about it in articles like this is helpful but since you are having this experience now I felt it was important to bring this to your attention.

Goodlife to you all and goodnight.

Friday, July 06, 2007

More On Dreams

It has come to my attention that many people are needing to experience certain aspects of benevolence that are evasive now.

Have you noticed that dreams are more troublesome? This is because some individuals are reaching out into dreamworld to ask for help. So I want to give you a benevolent magic you can say that will support more calm dreams for you and also support those who need help so much they are unintentionally reaching into other peoples dream consciousness states to ask for help.

Now this is what to say - I recommend you say, "I request that I have comfortable and peaceful sleep and if I am needed to support other peoples lives that I be allowed to do so in the most benevolent way for me, resulting in the most benevolent outcome."

Now as you can see that is a benevolent magic for you but there's a follow up. Wait about 5 minutes after you say that - alright - then say the following living prayer - which you can say at any time that you have a dream that seems a bit unsettling even if you wake up in the middle of the night or if you recall it during the middle of the day.

You might say, "I am asking that all those beings all over the Earth receive all the help, love and support that they need now from all those beings and people who can help them." That's what I suggest. Work on it a bit over the weekend.


Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Our Expanding Capabilities

In the beginning of this project where we all live now on Earth there was I believe, a co-ordinated effort to establish a beachhead for sorting out thought - feelings in the physical world. Not just to superimpose one over the other or to compete but rather to extract the best of both, combine them and turn out a hybrid human being who could think and know and feel and know simultaneously.

I feel that we are progressing very well on this project and I feel that even though we are surrounded by complicated technology, some of this technology helps us.

Granted, some of it is overwhelming and we will at some point turn away from it or it will become so automated and reliable that it will run largely by itself. However there is some technology that helps us to discover our true natures by responding to us in ways we can discern and interpret in support of our physical well being.

Some of this technology offers feedback for us to check our stress level. Some of it unites us in communications. Some of it helps us to organize and assemble structured social systems so that we are able to see our common ground clearly as a global society.

I believe that within 1 or 2 generations we will achieve the goal set out for us - to be able to think and know and feel and know simultaneously offering us checks and balances so that we will have more than one way to know what is for us and what is for others as I've stated before on these blogs.

My feeling is that this is not a pipe dream and it is not something that is overly technological. I believe that we will not require any external mechanical devices or technological devices to learn these things but our technology will be available to support us by making it available to have international networks as we have now.

This, as I'm calling it, hybrid human being will be simply generations coming up now or soon to arrive who will be born to the technology in existence and take it for granted and will also arrive with highly attuned feelings and thought capability. Don't be too surprised if you find that the feeling aspect is stronger.

I believe that this has always been the case and in the past human beings have been able to use instinct, as I have talked about extensively here on these blogs but now with our attention to thought and its functions we will be able to moderate thought without sacrificing it and we will also be able to accommodate thought into feelings.

We will feel and know and we will be able to think and know more or we will think and know and be able to check with our feelings to make sure that it is so. We are close as a society globally to being able to do this now.

I just wanted to share this with you because my feeling strongly is that we have almost arrived and this arrival will herald an improvement of life for all human beings on this planet and will help us to value all other life as we can connect more than one way.

Goodlife to you all and goodnight.