Friday, March 20, 2015

All about Ghosts

I receive many messages from people seeking advice on what to do about demonic voices, dark spirits, negative shadows, even pacts with the devil on one occasion. Up until now I have not posted an article on these subjects for a number of reasons. The main one being that I am not personally experienced in these subjects (basically I have NEVER come across a demon or someone who was possessed), secondly I know it could be an emotive subject provoking a bit of a debate, but mostly because, well... OK, I'm gonna lay it on the line for you... I really don't believe in demons.

Now, it does depend entirely on your definition of what a demon is, and I have come across negative and damaging energy, but in my experience this has been caused by living people and not spirit.

Yes spirit can get noisy, mischievous and annoying, but only when they're earthbound, once they go over to the light, they have a much more spiritual way about them and aren't really bothered with the human side of our lives.

And no, I don't believe in hell or the devil either!

This subject is not only quite huge, very emotive and massively open for discussion, it is also venturing into some quite in-depth philosophical debate which is way to too long to go into here.

Where To Go For Help

If you are reading this and are looking for help with something you consider demonic, a dark spirit, voices telling you to do things or 'tempting' you in a certain direction, please find the right person to help you.

Personally, I am neither qualified or experienced in the subject. And some things which one could consider 'paranormal' or 'psychic experiences' can also be symptoms of mental health conditions for which professional medical help should be sought.

Seek help at a spiritualist church, (they will run or know of a good rescue circle) or from an experienced and reputable medium. And also consult your G.P.

If you are focusing on such things you will draw negative energy and people in to your life. If you find yourself thinking about it all the time try changing your habits, read different books, talk about other things, stay away from negative influences. It's no different to someone who surrounds themselves with petty criminals and worries about ending up in jail, Change it up! You have control over your life, you just have to exercise that control. I'm a firm believer in a Native American Proverb:

"Keep Your Face To The Sunlight, and You Will Not See The Shadows"
But I Heard About A Girl Who Was Possessed By A Ghost Once...

Yes, there are stories of injuries being allegedly caused by spirits, there are stories of 'possession', and in less extreme cases, places that just don't feel nice. But as I haven't got access to all the information, and more importantly, facts about such cases, I am unable to form an opinion on what has caused these.

I think you must realise from writing, my experiences, my articles and books that I am pretty open minded, but I am also very pragmatic as well as having a strong spiritual philosophy. 'Demons' in the sense of an evil spirit, just don't sit within my belief structure, today. That may change, and as I said there is a complex debate about what a demon may be so I reserve the right to change my mind.

I consider myself a lightworker. I believe we are all beings of light, all connected by 'source' energy. While we may wonder about some people's choices and decisions, that is their path to experience. If you focus on the light and work to understand your energy, your connection with others, how to develop your spiritual philosophy, and live a positive fulfilling life there is no room for negative energy.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

What is Reincarnation

When James Leininger was two years old, he began to have recurrent nightmares. He would scream, "Plane on fire. Little man can't get out!" The nightmares perplexed his parents because James was a happy and playful little boy. As James revealed more fragments of his nightmares, his parents began to piece the information together. After a great deal of research, they were forced to confront their skepticism and re-examine their belief system. In time, they came to a shocking conclusion. They believed a World War II fighter pilot who had been killed in the battle for Iwo Jima over 60 years ago had reincarnated as their son and his name was James Huston!

Past-life recognition in children is currently being studied around the world. In the 1960s, Dr. Ian Stevenson interviewed thousands of people who remembered past lives and he discovered that recollection of past lives by children is much more common than we think. His colleague, Dr. Jim B. Tucker, an associate psychiatry professor at the University of Virginia Medical Center's Division of Perceptual Studies, compiled over 2500 cases of reincarnation, which document children who have recalled past lives.

American psychiatrist, Brian Weiss, used to be very skeptical about the idea of past lives. His rigorous scientific training at Columbia University and the Yale University School of Medicine didn't allow him to believe in that which could not be scientifically proven. But over time and through personal experience, two factors eroded his skepticism. He says one was "rapid and highly emotional, the other gradual and intellectual."

Weiss had a patient named Catherine and when he put her under hypnosis, she told him very private details about the lives and deaths of his father and infant son. Weiss knew Catherine couldn't possibly know anything about his family. There wasn't a single person who could have given her the details she revealed, and there was no place where she could have looked up the information. Weiss wrote that she was stunningly accurate and he felt shocked and chilled as she revealed what he knew to be true.

Weiss wanted to write a book about his experiences with Catherine but he hesitated for four years because he knew it would endanger his entire professional career. A highly respected researcher from Harvard Medical School had spoken at a conference in Boston on nutrition, and when she ran into her boss who was attending a medical conference at the same hotel, he told her that if she ever lent Harvard's name to such a "frivolous affair as a nutrition conference," she would no longer be working at Harvard.

Nutrition is now a mainstream area of teaching and research at Harvard, and there are now faculty members at Harvard confirming and expanding on Weiss' work with past-life regression therapy. But close-mindedness, Weiss reminds us, is often undone very slowly. He reminds us of the following.

In the 1600s, the Church believed the earth was the immovable centre of the universe. They saw this belief as an absolute fact of scripture that could not be disputed. When Galileo, the father of modern science, expressed the belief that the earth revolved around the sun, he was accused of heresy and ordered to turn himself in to the Holy Office to begin trial. He was imprisoned and secluded during the trial. After the trial, his book was prohibited, he was ordered to recite the Seven Penitential Psalms once a week for three years, and he spent the rest of his life under house arrest. He was exonerated by the Church in 1992 but it took 359 years for this to happen!

Do you believe in reincarnation or are you skeptical? Is reincarnation real or just a fantasy of the imagination?

A 1994 USA Today/CNN/Gallup Poll shows the belief in reincarnation is increasing in the United States but the U.S. lags behind most of the rest of the world in this belief. The study showed that 27 percent of adults in the United States believe in reincarnation, 28 percent believe there can be contact with the dead, 90 percent believe in heaven, and 79 percent believe in miracles.

Science can't yet prove that reincarnation exists but research into past-life regression therapy is bringing interesting results.

Sometimes we have to listen to our feelings, trust our personal experiences, overcome our skepticism, and look for evidence to support our feelings. That's what Einstein did when he discovered his theory of relativity. By listening to his feelings and looking for evidence to support them, he wiped out more than 300 years of scientific certainty, made immense breakthroughs in theoretical physics, and literally changed the world.

Steve Jobs said it best when he said, "Here's to the crazy ones, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they changes things..They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the people who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do."

Saturday, December 6, 2014

How To Maximizing Your Talents

A lot of us would always ask God "why have you not given me everything that I needed?" Sometimes, we ask this question because we see that our neighbor seems to have been given everything that they want in life, from money, love, career, etc.

Human as we are, we would like to have the same benefits and privileges that another person has and is enjoying in life.

Do you know that no matter how much we complain and tell God that He has not been giving us the things we need, the Parable of the Talents shows us a different angle and perspective.

The Parable of the Talents shows us that God has entrusted us with different talents. He is the master who was about to embark on a journey but prior to leaving, he has called for his servants and has given them talents based on their capability. What was the master expecting from his servants? The master expects that each and every servant would use the talents wisely and multiply it.

The first servant was given 5 talents and was able to invest it and multiply it by another 5. The second servant was given 2 talents and was able to multiply it by another 2. The third servant however, was foolish enough to just bury the talent in the ground.

The parable of the talents speak of our individual characteristic which makes us all unique. In life, we would find that one's talent is not the same as the talent of the other and this is what makes us unique as individual human beings. However, the individual uniqueness should not be a basis for one person to envy the other because what one should do is to try to seek the God-given talent within them.

Inspirational speaker Bo Sanchez said that "We are unique based on our own capabilities." This is where the Parable of the Talents would again come in. If we were to think of it, why did the master give 5 talents to one servant, 2 talents to another and only 1 talent to the third? Wouldn't it be unfair on one end that the master has not given equal talents to each individual?

The answer would go back to the fact that the master only gave each servant based on their capability or ability. So to the one where he gave 5 talents, he knew that that servant could multiply and increase it. To the one where he gave 2, he knew that the servant can only handle as much as 4 talents once the servant decides to multiply and increase it.

Have you ever asked yourself why the rich people continue to become rich? It is because, they were psychologically prepared to handle such a huge amount. For those in the middle class and lower class bracket, we would sometimes hear or read in the news of "one-day millionaires." These are people who would win in the lottery but then, after 1 week, they are back to where they are.

Why is this so? Because the person was not ready and capable of handling such a huge amount of money that they become so eager and angry to spend all the money and go back to where they are.

The same goes with the talents that God has given us. We were not all created equally but then we are also given different capabilities so it is simply up to us on how we are going to manage and multiply our God-given talents.

We need not be like the third servant who simply buried the talent under the ground but we should be like the two servants who increased their talents and multiplied it. Let's not be like the third servant who was afraid of multiplying their God-given talent but rather, we should take that risk and increase that talent.

How can one increase their talent? This is a very good question which inspirational speaker Bo Sanchez would have an answer. He mentioned that God has given us talents because it is God's way for us to increase and multiply it. When we increase and multiply our God-given talents, that means that we would be using it to serve God.

Bo further asks the question: "Do you want to be rich?" Why of course, no one would want to belong to the poor or live a life of poverty. Bo further states that "if you want to be rich, use your God-given talent and that would be your avenue towards achieving greatness and that would eventually elevate you and give you financial freedom."

There is a reason why God has given us talents based on our capabilities. This is because God knows how and what are capabilities are in increasing it. We may not have the same results but definitely, if we are going to use our God-given talents to serve God, then this would be our way towards financial freedom