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I subscribe to “Notes from the Universe” and receive an inspirational email from the Universe every day. The impact of this one was so profound for me, I just had to share it with you. I hope it may help all who read it re-discover the magnificent spiritual being that you are and the importance of your presence in the world. Forthwith, this wealth of wisdom.
The Top 10 Things About Time and Space That Most People Seem to Forget
10. You chose to be here and you knew what you were doing.
9. There are no “tests” and you’re not being judged.
8. Everyone’s doing their best, with what they know.
7. You already have whatever you’re looking for.
6. You are of the Divine, pure God, and so is everyone else.
5. Religion needs spirituality; spirituality does not need religion.
4. You’re naturally inclined to succeed – at everything you do.
3. You happen to life, life does not happen to you.
2. Order, healing, and love belie every moment of chaos, pain, and fear.
1. Following your heart is the best way to help others.
The truth shall set you free,
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First, it’s good to be back. Thanks to the generosity of good friends, I have a new (to me) laptop to add to my collection. Now I can send my other two computers to the doctor without missing a beat. Life is good.
This will be the first in a series of articles on ghosts and my experience in dealing with them. Ghosts are a real phenomenon, and I hope to show them as a natural part of life and as something we don’t need to fear. I see the fear of ghosts as a result of ignorance and misunderstanding. Ghosts are sensationalized in the media and in literature out of fear and also because ghost stories make good money. Even reality TV exploits the fear of ghosts.
What is a ghost?
Very simply, a ghost is a soul without a body; someone who has passed on from this world. I don’t like to say “died” because they are very much alive in spirit. The only difference between you and a ghost is your body. When most people pass on, they go on to other opportunities in other dimensions. To illustrate this, let me tell you a story.
After my father passed on, I dreamed about him from time to time. In some dreams, he gave me advice. Other dreams showed him working with lots of people. In one, he was carrying boards, like 2X4s, from one place to another. He was part of a large group of people who were building a house, or houses. These dreams meant that he was getting ready for his next opportunity in spiritual growth and in service to others.
The most profound dream I had, about five years after he passed on, seemed to be the last in a series. He and I were flying over rooftops. It was dark and I was in the lead. Finally we came to our destination, a house in the suburbs of a city. He stayed there, and I flew on and the dream ended. When I woke up, I knew there was something important about that dream. In meditation I received the message that I had led him to his next earthly lifetime. He was to be the youngest child of four (a boy) in a family located somewhere in France. This, after a lifetime of responsibility in which, from childhood, he took care of his sisters and his father after his mother died and became an exemplary husband and father after an adventurous life at sea.
My understanding is that people don’t usually take up another lifetime on earth so soon after leaving the last one. But I remember lifetimes with my father in which we were members of religious communities. It could be that he had had many lifetimes in spiritual environments and was ready to come back sooner than most.
Some people pass on in a state of confusion. They are not aware that they no longer have a body. They are trying to experience life as if they are still in the physical, and they become stuck in the patterns that were most influential in their physical lives. Any disabilities or diseases they had while in the physical can attract them to the places or people who were instrumental in their treatment. People can get stuck in the places where they died; for example, hospitals, houses, battle fields, and other places. If someone passes on in a high state of stress, it increases the possibility of becoming attached to the place where the incident occurred.
These are the souls we think of as ghosts. We have learned, through fear, to give them power they do not have. In reality, we have the power to influence them. For example, in my beginning days as a student of metaphysics, I was working for a man who told me he had a ghost in his house. He wasn’t afraid of the ghost, but it was upsetting his life by moving things around in the house, and he didn’t know what to do. I suggested that he tell the ghost (I don’t remember if he had a name for it or not) it could stay in the house as long as it behaved with respect for his property. If the ghost wasn’t willing to leave things alone, it had to leave. My boss told me the next day that he told the ghost what I had suggested. He didn’t have any more trouble from the ghost after that.
Next time, I’ll talk more about who influences whom, and how.
Live your purpose every day.
The most fascinating thing I find about people is that, even if they are not interested or are not aware of their deeper spiritual life, they are always trying to express it. We come into this life on kind of an automatic pilot that, if we listen to it and allow it to lead us, will help us manifest the life we most deeply desire. Numerology is one way to reveal that automatic pilot within us.
Your Inner Self is one of the core qualities in your spiritual makeup and is derived from the vowels in your birth name. It is the quality that drives you, that motivates you, and that permeates every facet of your awareness. It influences your perception and everything you do. It is so much a part of you that you may not be aware of it.
Some numerologists say that your Inner Self represents your greatest desire; that which you strive to accomplish in everything you do. I’d say that’s a pretty accurate description.
Finding Your Inner Self Number
To calculate your Inner Self number, you will need to use the Chaldean Conversion Code, below.
Print your birth name on a piece of paper. Next, place the number that corresponds to each vowel above that vowel in your name. Add all the numbers above the vowels in your first name together and write the sum above those numbers.
Now reduce that sum to a single digit, if necessary, and write it above the first sum. Do the same thing with your middle and last names. If you have a suffix like Junior or III after your name, calculate that in the same way. Spell out Junior.
Finally, add all the single-digit sums above each name together and reduce that sum to a single digit unless it is 11, 22, or 33, which are master numbers. Now you have your Inner Self number.
Brief Interpretations of the Inner Self Number
You will notice that there are positive and negative aspects to each number.
1 You want independence, you like action and accomplishment, and you are unique, creative, not one of the crowd. You are loyal and fair. You like to start things, but often get bored before you finish them. You can be impatient, bossy, arrogant, conceited, critical, selfish, and outspoken.
2 Your greatest desire is for peace and harmony. You are thoughtful, loving, devoted, and loyal; you love the comfort of a nice, soft chair and camaraderie with friends and loved ones. You tend to let people run over you because you crave peace at any price. You don’t tell people what you want if you think it might displease them. You tend to take everything personally.
3 You love to express yourself through speaking, writing, or acting. You love to be happy and love to make other people happy. You are an optimist and, if you worry, it’s not for long. You can be a drama king/queen. You are so versatile, you can end up scattering your energy in all directions with your fingers in too many pies.
4 You are a builder, and your greatest desire is for structure, steadiness, and routine. You are practical, analytical, reliable, orderly, dependable, and methodical. You can be inflexible, stubborn, a perfectionist, impatient with those you perceive as undisciplined or disorganized.
5 Your greatest desire is for freedom, and you avoid routine. You like variety, adventure, travel, new places, and new faces. You can be stubborn when you perceive others trying to limit your freedom. Excess of all kinds is a stumbling block for you.
6 Your greatest desire is to have love, justice, and harmony in the world. Home, family, and community are vital to you. You tend to become emotionally involved in other people’s troubles, worrying about them and creating stress for yourself.
7 You are curious and seek knowledge. You love mystery, and seek to understand the unknown whether in the field of science or metaphysics. You can be high strung and hard to get along with because you are sensitive to everything around you. You need to make time to be alone and decompress.
8 You love power, material possessions, and the feeling of accomplishment. You are a born leader, and you thrive in the director’s chair. You can be impatient, a tyrant, and a dictator when things don’t go your way.
9 Love for humanity drives you. You dream of helping mankind in a big way. You are the universal big sister or big brother. You can be impractical and indecisive.
11 You are inspired by the spiritual, but are not necessarily religious; you love to explore the unseen. You are idealistic and see the world full of beauty and infinite potential. You may love ideals more than people. You can be stubborn, hasty, and domineering.
22 You are driven by making dreams come true. You have high ideals with one foot in the physical and one in the spiritual world. You thrive on converting ideas into practical reality. Your desire for perfection can alienate people. You are susceptible to the down side of the number 4.
33 Love and service drive you. You desire that everyone know how magnificent they are. You can see the good in everyone, no matter what others may say or think. You tend to sacrifice yourself for others, creating difficulty in your own life.
When you are expressing a negative aspect of a number, it means that you are confused, not that you are bad or somehow lacking. You can use your negative expression as information telling you that you are treating yourself poorly in some way. It is an indication that it’s time to get back in balance.
This is a long post, but I hope it has been helpful to you. I welcome your questions and comments.
Live your purpose every day.
Anger is a good thing. It is the alarm bell within that tells you something is wrong. Anger ‘s role in life is to help us maintain and protect our selfness. It tells us that someone or something is encroaching on our boundaries. The trick with anger is to know how to use it for your benefit.
I think of anger as my friend. It has not always been so. From petty annoyances to temper tantrums, I know the full range of the anger spectrum. I was the Rage Queen, erupting as the overwhelming tide of anger swept me away, out of control, feeling powerless and vulnerable.
I used to think it was someone or something else that made me angry, unaware that the anger was about me. I played the blame game to the hilt, repeating the same patterns over and over until the awareness of how bad anger felt made me seek help.
I have had wonderful teachers, mentors, and loved ones who have taught me so much about anger. They have been mirrors for me, examples to emulate, and compassionate healers.
It wasn’t easy to face the emotions that were holding me in anger. Gradually I was able to develop the compassion and self respect that enabled me to look inside with love and appreciation, and I was able to take the steps toward healing.
I learned that my anger is a sign that something inside me is out of balance. As I learned to admit how sad I felt, how helpless, how hurt, I realized my anger was a shield I used to hide my vulnerability from myself and from the world.
Resolution of anger issues is different from anger management. Anger management strategies are certainly important; still, they don’t seem to create resolution of the issue(s) that bring anger out. They seem to focus on control, which is constructive but, without resolution, tend to encourage emotional repression, which creates more anger, which leads to more repression, and the circle goes around and around.
Here are a couple of definitions of anger management, one by the Mayo Clinic staff, along with ten great tips for handling anger that everyone can use (I encourage you to read it), and this one by Normal Shultz, Research Assistant, Conflict Research Consortium at the University of Colorado. What is your opinion?
Anger is a normal part of life. Learning to resolve it enables you to have better health, better relationships, and more of what you want. By using anger management and resolution together, you can gradually whittle your anger down to nothing. How would that change your life?
While I experience annoyance and irritation from time to time, I am no longer the Rage Queen. I use anger management strategies, and I take steps to resolve the issues behind the anger by asking myself questions like, “What is it in me that brings this forward? What am I telling myself right now?” I am happier, and so are those around me.
What are your thoughts about this? What is your experience with anger? How do you handle it?
- Do You Hold On to Your Anger? (damyantiwrites.wordpress.com)
- Anger Management Goes Mainstream (socyberty.com)
- Anger management techniques (ask.metafilter.com)
Clairaudience means clear hearing, and it refers to your inner voice. Clairaudience can manifest as a song or repetitive words or phrases in your head, or a persistent thought in the back of your mind. You might even hear an inner voice calling your name.
As soon as you understand the message behind these inner words, you no longer hear them. Clairaudients recognize these phenomena as their inner guidance communicating with them.
The Psychic Aspect of Clairaudience
Clairaudients pick up impressions from your voice and words. They listen for tone of voice as much or more than the words they hear. They are very discerning and are seldom fooled by insincerity. They call this awareness common sense. They also receive impressions in lightening-fast complete thoughts or ideas.
A good way to develop your gift of clairaudience is to get together with a friend and practice projecting words to each other. Before you start, make sure both of you are relaxed and your minds are clear.
Sit in a chair with your back straight and both feet on the floor. Have your friend sit behind you. Have your friend project a word by mentally saying it (not picturing it) and looking at the back of your head. With eyes closed and your mind cleared, experience whatever impressions come to you. Share your impressions as you receive them.
Even though your intention is to hear an inner voice, any impression is valid. For example, if you get a picture of a word or a symbol or if you get a feeling, share it. With practice, you will pick up the word.
One variation is to have your friend in one room and you in another. You can work in a group and take turns with different partners. Have the receiver leave the room and have the group project an agreed-upon word to the receiver. However you do it, stay relaxed and enjoy the process.
As you gain experience, you can work with phrases or complete thoughts.
There is another aspect of this process; projecting and receiving. Some people are better receivers and some are better at projecting. Clairaudients are usually better at projecting than receiving.
The Clairaudient Personality
Clairaudients (or Cognitives) are born leaders and are the CEOs or department heads in business, the team leaders in athletics, and outstandingly successful entrepreneurs. Whether they are outgoing or reserved their personalities are dynamic and they seem to dominate when they enter a room.
Clairaudients are organized, they think big, and they don’t like details, which they delegate to others while they manage the big picture. Clairaudients break an objective down into its simplest parts and proceed methodically to carry out a successful conclusion.
They talk about understanding. For example, “I understand,” or “Understand?,” or “Get it?” When explaining something, they give you the big idea. You usually have to ask for details. They may tell you themselves or tell you to get them from someone else.
They take their time to think about something, then act quickly. They crave activity and need to be moving forward all the time. They do not suffer fools gladly and can be impatient with people whom they perceive to be too slow to keep up.
Once they make their minds up, they don’t change. They’re too busy forging ahead. Although they feel deeply, they are not usually emotional and tend to be somewhat undemonstrative.
Have your thoughts organized when communicating with a Clairaudient type, and don’t talk about details. You can tell you’ve lost them when their eyes glaze over or they start doing something else, like making phone calls. They can’t think in a cluttered space or when you are embellishing a thought.
Out of balance they can be demanding or demeaning, controlling others by intimidation. When in balance, they carry others along with an optimistic attitude and positive team spirit.
Practical application of your gift of clairaudience:
• discern a person’s motives by their tone of voice
• ask for and receive words as guidance in meditation
• be mentally and physically organized
• be an accomplished leader
And that’s how a Clairaudient thinks.
Live your purpose every day.
Copyright Nancy Fairbrother. All rights reserved.
- Yes Virginia, You are Psychic! by Psychic Arthur (psychicsource.com)
It’s more than your job or profession. There is inner success and outer success. Where you have inner success, your life reflects outer success. And vice versa.
You were born to succeed, no matter what. You set yourself up for success before you were born by designing your perfect life plan. You don’t have to be a high-powered sales genius, billionaire, an entrepreneur, or live a fast-paced, over-the-top, public life to be a success. You just need to be true to yourself.
If your life is somehow out of balance, not going well for you, if you are feeling empty inside, tired all the time, or unfulfilled it’s because you are running your life by someone else’s standards. It’s not your fault, and it’s not their fault. It’s part of cultural programming, and you can learn to change it.
You were meant to be the sole judge of whether you are a success or not. Only you know whether you are being true to yourself. Your feelings will tell you.
Start noticing what is happening in your body as you go about your day. When you walk out the door on your way to work, how is your stomach feeling? Is it tight or relaxed? How about your shoulders – relaxed or tight? Are you looking forward to your day or just hoping to cope?
How about the people in your life? What is happening in your body when you are with your spouse, your children, your friends and associates?
Suddenly becoming aware of your feelings can be overwhelming. But you don’t have to do anything about the feelings you notice. At first, just notice the feelings and sensations and whether they are negative or positive.
Obviously, the negative feelings are telling you that you need to make some changes. And the changes need to be made within you before appropriate outer changes can show up.
For example, perhaps you hate your job. An inappropriate outer change might be to immediately quit. However, quitting immediately could be appropriate if your working conditions are unsafe. You get the picture.
The same is true when resolving situations with people in your life. First, look within. What is your part in the situation? Again, it’s not your fault, it’s misunderstanding. Conflict means it’s time to learn.
In extreme cases, you’ll need to take immediate action. For example, if you are an abuser, get help now. Your life is precious. Don’t waste another minute of it abusing. If you are the abused, get out now. Then get help to clear abuse from your life.
For most of us, the circumstances are not so extreme. The key to resolving conflict in relationships is to first ask yourself what you have to learn from it. You are playing a role in the conflict even if you perceive yourself as the victim. Be kind to yourself and suspend judgment as you seek the answers you already have within.
Pay attention to the positive feelings you have, as well. Pat yourself on the back for all the joyful and fulfilling feelings in your life. You have created the circumstances that bring them to you.
You can make room for more good feelings in your life. For example, you may not like your job, but there are other things you enjoy doing or that you’re good at. You could take the time to pursue them. By honoring your good feelings, you are creating more possibilities.
Maybe you have a yearning to do something you haven’t even considered because it seems impossible. If you are yearning for something it’s a good indication that it has something to do with your life purpose.
You are in charge of your life. You can take control of it by taking responsibility for it. You have the power to change your life by changing yourself. Seek help when you need it. Help is everywhere.
I just read this over, and I think it might sound glib – like it’s the easiest thing in the world to be yourself. It’s not, and you have to work at it. Believe, me, I know. I’m sharing with you some things I’ve learned, and I’m still learning.
It’s part of everyone’s purpose to learn to live according to their own values and standards and to follow their own path. The rewards are beyond anything I could describe to you. So I hope you try it. You will like it.
Live your purpose every day.
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- Quit Dreaming of Success. (xemion.com)
Would you want to know your future? If so, how much would you want to know?
When I look into my future, I only want the good news. I do not want to have my inner Scaredy Cat put on alert in anticipation of the bad stuff happening, which certainly does happen. Or my inner Control Freak, which becomes preoccupied with finding ways around that which I see that displeases me. I have not evolved yet to the point of calm acceptance.
I sometimes probe my future through Tarot cards. That’s how I know about my Inner Scaredy Cat and my Inner Control Freak. When I am concerned about my future I read the cards, and they never lie. Sometimes my future is not revealed through the cards; then I know I’m not supposed to know. Which gets me more curious. But we won’t go there.
I am learning to become more accepting of the upsetting things I may see in my future. I try to see the lesson in what I’m being shown so I can take action to avoid an unsatisfactory outcome. I’ve learned that sometimes it’s possible to do that, but sometimes the ugly stuff comes barreling mercilessly on, unavoidable. Then I feel like Charlie Brown (Arghhhhhhhh!) but ten times more panicky.
As this ugliness approaches (Ack!) and my panic mounts, I search for ways to deal with it. Strictly from fear, mind you, not from choice. After surviving too much of this drama, I’m finally approaching acceptance (haven’t reached calm yet).
By acceptance, I don’t mean passively allowing myself to get flattened by the steamroller of ugliness. I mean acceptance with a plan in place to deal with it.
Sometimes it feels like going over Niagara Falls in a barrel. The good part about it is still being in the barrel once over the falls. But the fun’s not over yet. There’s getting out of the water, being freed from the barrel, and treating the bumps and bruises.
I’m really no different from anyone else on this earth. We all have stuff to deal with. The trick is not becoming preoccupied with it. After all, sometimes there’s good news in those cards.
Who are you? This might sound like a silly question. We have many identifying markers in our lives – driver’s license, Social Security Number, PIN numbers, card numbers, logins, badges, security codes. These identifiers provide us access and permission to conduct the business of our lives. But they are not about who we are.
Your true identity lies within you; it is contained in the unique energetic patterning of your soul. You were born with it. You can think of it as your electro-magnetic soulprint, a spiritual version of your fingerprint. It is reflected in the way you perceive life – feelings and preferences that may have nothing to do with your family influences. Your soulprint is reflected in the way you move, your tone of voice, your interests, longings, and desires.
Do you hate math but love to paint or write? Are you fascinated with science, obsessed with athletics, dream of being an astronaut? Are you pursuing your dream? Or have you put it on the back burner?
Some people are in tune with their true identity. These are the ones who pursue their dreams and don’t give up until they have achieved their purpose. Most of us have very strong reasons to let our dreams go. We don’t understand how important we are. And we pay a high price for that.
In numerology, there is a number that is the key to your soul’s identity. It is your Life Purpose number, and it is contained in the letters of your birth name. All the other numbers in your numerology profile enhance your Life Purpose number. You have a life purpose, even if you think you don’t. The most fulfilling thing you can do is to live your purpose. You are here on earth to be fulfilled, to enjoy life, and to be successful. If you don’t feel fulfilled, if you’re not enjoying life, and if you don’t consider yourself successful, there is something you can do to change it.
Go to Smashwords, Amazon, or Barnes and Noble and download my book, “You Were Born to Succeed: Finding Your Purpose through Numerology,” where you will learn to create your Chaldean Soul Chart. It’s easy; just follow the directions, and you really can discover your purpose in less than an hour. You will be amazed and delighted when you discover your unique soulprint.
You can change your life by taking one step at a time to fulfill your purpose. You can be one of those smart, happy, successful people who love life and spread joy just by being themselves.
Please leave a comment so I know you’re out there. Doesn’t matter if it’s negative or positive. I would love to hear about your experience creating your Chaldean Soul Chart. And I’m always here to answer your questions.
Live your purpose every day.
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Numerology showed me a new way to look at names.
People have great stories about how they got their names. Some people are named according to traditions, such as being named after a parent or grandparent. Some parents choose names according to what the name means, others choose names they like the sound of, some names are a combination of the parents’ two names, and some people are named after family friends or after someone who has impressed their parents in some way, or after a favorite relative.
My naming story is not very exciting. I don’t know anything about it except that my mother didn’t want her children having names that could be easily turned into nicknames. She was pretty formal in the name department.
When my son was born, my husband and I had several names under consideration, and we hadn’t yet come to a decision. When our baby was five days old, I figured it was time he had a name. I put my preference forth, and it was rejected without a counter suggestion. So I played my Ace, threatening to give him my father’s middle name, which was totally unacceptable to my husband. My preference it was.
When I became a numerologist, my concept of naming completely changed. As I saw how accurately the numbers derived from people’s names described their personalities, I came to the realization that there was another influence at work in naming babies – spirit. Somehow the names of the incoming souls were communicated to their parents so that these same souls would have an accurate blueprint to follow when they arrived here. Whether this information comes from the incoming soul or the soul’s spiritual helpers, or a combination of the two, is not of primary concern to me. My experience tells me that names are not casually or accidentally arrived at, even if it seems so.
Your name is so important. It is your spiritual blueprint while you are here on earth. It holds the keys to your ultimate success in life. If you follow your blueprint, you will be fulfilled. I invite you to read more of my posts about this fascinating subject. Click on the Lulu link and you will find my book, “You Were Born To Succeed: Finding Your Purpose through Numerology.” It contains the instructions on how to discover your soul’s blueprint. Join the adventure!
For a private consultation with me, email email@example.com. I will answer any questions you have about your blueprint, or cast your Chaldean Soul Chart and interpret it for you.
I am so excited to be a numerologist. I love introducing people to their spiritual nature and showing them how to increase their personal success quotient. We live in two worlds, the spiritual and the physical. True success means being fulfilled in both.