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Hidden Passion, Abandoned Dreams

This is the story, in three installments, of how I woke up to my life purpose. I tell it because many people have a similar story – of hiding their passion, of living someone else’s version of their life and suffering inwardly for it. I hope my story inspires readers to follow their heart – to learn from my experience – to stop denying who they are and discover the power that lies within.

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Some people come out of the womb knowing what their purpose in life is. They don’t even think about it. From wordless toddler hood they live and breathe their passion. But I didn’t have a clue about mine. I was worried by the time high school graduation rolled around. I thought by that time I should have a direction for the rest of my life.

 My up-bringing was no help (so I thought at the time). My sister and I were raised by an abusive mother, physically and mentally bullied into obedience, our self-expression smothered. Our father was the one who held the love in our family and, being the typical breadwinner of the 1950s when I grew up, didn’t have a clue what went on at home when he was at work.

 At that time, by graduation from high school boys were expected to know what they were going to do for the rest of their lives. Girls were supposed to get married and have babies, but I didn’t want to get married, much less have babies. When I made the mistake of mentioning this to my mother, she came back with, “You don’t know what you’re talking about.” I knew there was something more compelling for me, but I didn’t know what it was. I went to college and majored in Fine Arts, hoping for an answer.

 While I loved art work, I was enthralled by the mind; by what makes people tick. One of the most gripping books I read in my early teens was The Snake Pit, a novel about the use of shock treatments for mental illness in the 1940s and ‘50s, which I found both frightening and fascinating.

Even more fascinating to me were psychic phenomena. What was psychic awareness? Where did it come from? I wanted to be psychic. There wasn’t much information about psychic awareness or intuition back then, and the books I found were sensationalist, full of drama and dire warnings.

I was looking for something educational during a time when the subject was taboo. The closest I got to actual psychic phenomena was at high school sleepovers where my friends and I would use a Ouija board, conduct séances, or try to make a table tip, but nothing ever happened. According to what I learned years later, we were lucky.

My most heart-felt pursuits were not taken seriously. I was told I would never be able to make a living with art work. (Funny, I had never heard anyone say the same thing to a boy). And psychic studies were completely ridiculous. The only career open in that field was giving psychic readings in your living room, which would guarantee poverty and ruin your reputation, according to the values in my world. I think my parents paid for my college education believing I would eventually come to my senses and get married. They were right about one thing.

Even though my belief in myself was almost nil, I hoped that somehow I would succeed in life. Because of my interests, I felt like a fish out of water, a lost soul with no clue how to find her way. To compound my frustration, I eventually allowed myself to be talked out of pursuing my dreams and into getting married – a big mistake (except for the birth of my son), but I was a pleaser, and I was good at it.

 Next time, I get a wake-up call.

Mother’s Day

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Genesis, the Gift of Life, by Miguel Covarrubias
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Since Sunday is Mother’s Day, I’d like to pause Friday Funnies this week in order to pay tribute to mothers everywhere.

The mother-child relationship is a deep and mysterious one. It begins before either is ever born. Motherhood may or may not be part of a soul’s purpose. If it is, the soul agrees to parenthood before entering life on earth. We mothers enter into a spiritual contract with each of the souls we will eventually encounter as our children.

Our mothers are our first contact with physical life. Our development in the womb creates a powerful, two-way bond of love. If you have a loving relationship with your mother, it’s easy to feel this bond. If your relationship is not so close, it’s not so easy.

When I look back at my tumultuous relationship with my mother, I remember knowing, deep in my spirit, that she loved me in spite of what we were experiencing on the physical plane. I think my knowing was the remembrance of that spiritual bond between mother and child that underlies whatever happens in the 3-D relationship.

We all want our mothers to be what we perceive as perfect. Very few of us have our ideal mother. On the other hand, maybe we do. Maybe, if we are willing to learn, they embody the lessons that can make us the best Self possible.

Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers everywhere. Thank you for your presence in our lives.

In A Rut

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Millions of people are overwhelmed with financial, relationship, career, and health challenges. They are stuck, frustrated, and exhausted. It’s hard for them to stay motivated. Maybe you are one of them.

Usually when you’re stuck, it means you’ve lost touch with who you are. What if you could learn a simple way to get back on the path you were meant for? The occult science of numerology can help you get out of your rut and make a new start.

A Brief History of Numerology

Let’s look at the word occult. It’s a simple word with a simple meaning: hidden. Profound and brilliant sciences, such as astrology and numerology, were developed thousands of years ago to empower people to be the best they could be. They were so effective that rulers took them away from the masses so they could establish undisputed control. They became hidden, or occult sciences, permitted only to the wealthy and powerful.

Eventually, these ancient sciences became a source of fear that continues to this day. For this reason, they have been largely overlooked as the practical tools they are for gaining fulfillment in life.

It is natural to fear what we don’t know. But learning about what we fear transforms our lives by freeing us to make more choices. I am very excited about re-introducing the ancient science of numerology to everyone who is searching for meaning in their life.

The Benefits of Numerology

Numerology is an ideal step toward self-realization. It provides the foundation upon which to build the life you’ve always wanted.

In about an hour you can rediscover who you are by learning simple calculations based on your birth name and birth date. Numerology shows you how to capitalize on your strengths and how to build strength from your challenges. Best of all, you learn that all it takes to be successful is to be yourself.

Anyone can use numerology. It works for people of every age and walk of life. Parents can use numerology to guide their children to become fulfilled, mature adults. It can help you resolve emotional issues, discover the right calling or profession, and gain insight into relationships, financial issues, and health issues.

I am privileged to help people start on the path to personal freedom by using this ancient science. I write about it to help change the perception of numerology from something fearful to a benefit full of possibility. One day this science will no longer be termed occult.

You were born with a convenient, easy-to-understand instruction book cleverly concealed in your birth name and birth date. As the saying goes, “When all else fails, read the instructions.”

Live your purpose every day.

Numerology – Is It a Tool to Control You?

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Some people think that occult sciences and practices such as numerology, astrology, Tarot cards, and palmistry are just means to control them. Many people are afraid that if they have a consultation involving any of these modalities, the consultant will try to take over their lives. In addition, people fear the occult because it is associated with unfamiliar elements such as mind power, the paranormal, the supernatural, psychic phenomena, and extra-sensory perception. It’s easy to see why people feel this way. The occult sciences have been shrouded in mystery since ancient times in order for rulers to gain power and control over the masses.

But there is a positive side to the occult sciences. They were originally developed (no one actually knows how, when, or by whom) to assist us in our everyday lives. They remind us that we have the power to create our physical reality. Due to advances in modern science, we now have a perspective on the paranormal that we never had before. Quantum mechanics has enabled us to see that the paranormal is another aspect of reality, and physics and other sciences are showing us the limitless potential of thought energy.

People are waking up to their inner wisdom more than ever. Never before has there been so much interest in spiritual awareness. As people continue to search deeper, they begin to explore their psychic and intuitive abilities and eventually see these abilities as normal components of their consciousness. As we become more familiar with these little-known inner qualities in ourselves, ancient occult practices will become accepted as practical tools for modern times.

For example, numerology is one of the most practical tools for discovering who you are and where you came from. It provides the quickest and most accurate means of discovering your life purpose. Numerology doesn’t tell you what to do. It reveals the life plan you created before you entered life here. You made sure that your journey here would be successful by placing a how-to code in your birth name and birth date.

Numerology is not a limiting influence. It is an expansive influence. In reality, numerology reveals what you decided would be the most fulfilling and enjoyable life you could imagine. Even if you are one of the few who have always been aware of your path in life, numerology can help you enhance your own life and understand and appreciate those around you even more.

The occult sciences can be used to help us make decisions, to teach us to think for ourselves, to help us develop inner wisdom, and to become spiritually mature and fulfilled individuals. I highly recommend having your Chaldean Soul Chart cast by a reputable numerologist, your astrological profile cast by a reputable astrologer, your palm read by a reputable palm reader, and your Tarot cards read by a reputable Tarot reader.

Reputable practitioners of the occult sciences are not interested in running your life. Their deepest desire is to help you make your own decisions and guide you in creating a fulfilling life. I see the day coming when meeting with your numerologist will be no more out of the ordinary than meeting with your accountant. In fact, it is even now every bit as practical and informative.

P.S.

I have found numerology to be so helpful to my clients and me that I love sharing it with everyone. I would love to receive your comments on my numerology articles. Let me know if you find them enlightening or informative, if you have questions, or if you disagree. I welcome your comments, and thank you in advance.

How to Use A Ouija Board

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The Ouija board was invented as a game, but it is a serious tool for contacting the spirit world, a world just as real as the physical. Many fear the Ouija board because it has often been misused. It is a powerful example of positive and negative energy and can be used safely and effectively if certain procedures are followed.

Ouija Boards are like Grand Central Station. The energy is wide open and there are thousands of people headed in thousands of different directions. If you don’t have a plan, you could get lost and confused. To say it another way, the Ouija board opens the door to all kinds of spiritual energy. You don’t leave the door to your house open so anyone who wants to can come in. Just as you choose who can come into your house, you need to choose who can come into your session.

You want to make sure you are connecting with the highest energy possible. Some people call this energy your guardian angels, inner guidance, or your higher self. You could think of this energy as your personal board of directors who has your best interest at heart.

Your inner guidance system has certain characteristics. It will not tell you what to do; it will only make suggestions or offer opinions when asked. You must make your own decisions. Guidance will not answer questions about anyone else unless you have that person’s permission to ask. If you find that you are being told what to do, you are getting gossip about someone else, or information is getting emotional or dramatic, you know you’ve lost your connection with spiritual guidance and are tuned in to a lower vibration.

Working with spirit is a natural process. When you learn the proper procedure you get the proper results. It’s like learning how to drive. Before you can drive a car, you have to learn the basics. You practice and practice until you have the skill to drive in traffic. And you always follow the same procedures every time you get into the car, no matter how long you’ve been driving, so you can safely get where you’re going.

Using the Ouija board and driving a car can both be lighthearted experiences if you follow the rules. I recommend you use the board only if you want help making decisions. Using it for any other purpose will only waste your time.

Now for the procedure. After you have set up your board in a comfortable, quiet place, you and your partner need to clear yourselves with one of the following techniques.

  1. Rub your hands together until they feel warm and/or tingly. Pass them over your head and down the back of your neck. You can touch your skin or not, it works either way. Then shake your hands a couple of times and repeat passing them over your head and the back of your neck until you feel chills or tingling. You are now clear.
  1. Close your eyes, take a couple of deep breaths, and visualize white light filling and surrounding you in a big bubble. When you feel chills or tingling sensations, you are clear.
  1. Repeat the following to yourself until you feel chills or tingling sensations. “I invoke the light of the Christ within, I’m a clear and perfect channel, light is my guide.”
  1. You may combine steps 2 and 3.

The next step is to clear the Ouija board and your space. Clear the board by using Step 2 above. Clear the room you are in by visualizing white light filling it. Or you could visualize a white tornado spinning around the room and filling it with white light. After that, set your boundaries by saying something like, “I seal this room against all negative vibrations.”

After clearing your space, you need to clear yourself again by following the steps above.

Be aware of your energy. You will need to clear during the session if you begin to feel tired, confused, or stressed. If you are nervous or tense, or if you have an emotional reaction to an outcome, you will receive confusing information. Just make sure you feel calm, chills, or tingling while you are working.

Have your questions ready. You may want to write them down. There is a particular way to ask questions to ensure you are getting answers from the highest source. Since guidance will not tell you what to do, don’t ask what you should do. Instead, ask what is in your best interest; for example, “Is it in my best interest to ……?” Or ask for an opinion; “In your opinion, will I get …….. ?” For more detail, you could ask something like “Who is the person you suggest I contact?” “What is your opinion/suggestion about…..?”

At the end of your session, you and your partner need to clear the board, the room, and yourselves, clearing yourselves last. You opened the door at the beginning of the session. Now you are closing it.

Clearing may seem like a lot of work, but once you get more experience, it will be second nature to you. You can use clearing in all kinds of situations. Before meditation, if you get sleepy during a meeting, if you’re in a hurry, your kids are out of control, you’ve got stage fright, or you’re nervous or stressed about anything, just take a few seconds to clear. A note: don’t clear anyone else without their permission. Teach them to clear, instead.

Please comment on the results you get using the Ouija board, or use the comments section to ask questions. I’m looking forward to hearing from you.