As a new year fast approaches, I have decided to look at what I call principles from the heart to assist me in this journey of continual discovery and both spiritual, mental and physical growth. Each month I will look at ways that I can improve my well-being, my self-worth and my energy to improve my quality of life. I hope to share snapshots of my life that they may help fellow travelers along the path. Shared knowledge and experiences are a wonderful thing. When we are open to learning, our worlds expand exponentially.
Another year has ended and a New Year has begun. This is a time for both reflecting on the past and envisioning the future. What you choose to focus on at this time will have a direct impact on what you will experience from this moment forward. Will you choose to focus on what you DIDN’T accomplish last year or will you choose to celebrate what you DID accomplish? Will you choose to focus on those who hurt you or on those who demonstrated love towards you?
Back in 1996, we were asked the musical question, “How do you measure a year in a life?” in the Broadway musical smash, RENT, we were told the answer was to “measure in love.” A year, 365 days here in 2019. And again, from the afore mentioned song, that breaks down to “five hundred, twenty-fivethousand six hundred minutes.” Each, an opportunity.
Any time the musical notes are transcribed onto a sheet there is great potential for Spirituality. Not all music is spiritual, quite often it depends upon the listener. I, personally, enjoy various genres of music. I could feel deep spiritual connection and light in a Metallica or Enya song. Often times a song will put you in an altered state. Make sure you know where it will take you.
Happy Holiday Season, Everyone! Hope you’re as excited for all the events, people and celebration of this time of year as I am! With each passing day, I feel more child-like with the anticipation and excitement of what’s to come. It wasn’t always that way for this guy. In the not-so-distant past, I dreaded the holidays and everything entailed in them seemed like work and more effort than I wanted to exert. Quite honestly, I found this time of year to be depressing and felt alone, even when surrounded with family and friends.
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Do you know that you are so much more than what or who you think you are; So much more than what or who others say you are?If you only knew how magnificent you are, how capable, how powerful; you would be as amazed as we are.
The term ‘psychometry’ was first coined by the American doctor Joseph Rodes Buchanan in 1840. Also known as ‘soul measuring’, it is the practice of determining an object’s history by holding it in the hands or to the forehead. Buchanan conducted a series of experiments into psychometry using his students as test subjects. His results were enough to convince him that it was an observable phenomenon. In 1893 Buchanan published The Manual of Psychometry: The Dawn of a New Civilisation. He predicted that psychometry would bring about a revolution in science.
This year is winding down and I have taken some time for reflection. It’s all good. Not that everything that has happened this year is stuff I wish to repeat but in the here and now, I am no worse off for the wear. It’s all good.
Seasons change, people change, plans change. Usually when I write, it’s about something that pops into my subconscious, rolls around for awhile, then gels into something that makes sense. Hopefully! With some inspiration from the universe and certain highly creative folks in my life, I am embarking on a new series of personal columns filled with tools designed to help me transform my life so I can become the best authentic me I can be in 2019. Each month I will introduce, and expand upon, a principle that will help me enhance my life.
As long as we go through life and are in a process, we move from one state towards another. Many people repeat the same lesson again and again in the same way children love to repeat the same game, story or act as a process of learning and mastering.