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Wolves In Sheep’s Clothing And Other Charlatans!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on March 8, 2011 by dianaswonderworks

Well another day on the planet, and words swimming around the court case involving people who died in a sweat lodge. A friend of mine called me earlier today, to mention the court case on True TV about the manslaughter case against a self help guru in Arizona. First and foremost, my heart goes out to all the families that were affected by this senseless tragedy, I am truly sorry for the pain and loss this has caused you. One thing that struck me as I watched this programming was, asking the experts, how to tell when some one is basically full of bull. This brings to mind so many religious leaders in our history, many dictators and so many other people we give our power away to even in family or work relationships.

I just want to say, that it saddens me to think, that so many people willingly give away their power, their belief in themselves and their own gut instincts, and some how believe some one elses  point of view is better or more accurate than their own. Personally, we all give away power at some point in our lives, so in this case it becomes a matter of duration and degree. For most of us, we relinquish it on occasion and soon realize that this person is trying to take over our free will to think rationally or to function in a way that pleases us. For the record, it is never okay for you to feel like who you are is not good enough to judge for yourself. Everyone goes through periods in life where they are seeking knowledge, growth, love and a sense of belonging, this is a normal part of being human. What is not okay, is for some one else in helping you and guiding you to tell you that when something feels wrong to you, that you are wrong or some kind of a failure. What is good for you, may not be good for them and visa-verse. It breaks my heart that anyone person can feel so lost in themselves to basically be pulled on a leash by some one else, who really has no concept of who that person is. No one can know you better than yourself, growing and healing is personal only to you, and only you can know what kinds of things are good for you and work for you. There is no one size fits all spiritual experience, and even with so many religious and spiritual options available, you have to decide if any of them fit, or none of them fit, or if pieces and parts of many different things fits you. Honestly, spiritual growth does not require a check book, credit card or a purchase. If any one really wants to know what to look out for, leave your check book at home. Going to a retreat is fine and dandy, but even if you are in the middle of no where, you have the power to say, I am done! I paid for the privilege to see what you are about and what this is about and I am not buying it. I am not okay with it, you can walk out of the sweat lodge, encampment or the state for that matter, that is what free will is about!

Anyway, if you have any thoughts about this or anything else I post, please let me hear from you. Honestly I could go on and on. In closing remember when you were two, and some one took a toy from you, or even a cookie, you stomped your feet and demanded it back. We train our children not to be selfish, but that does not mean we should be selfless. If you don’t like something, just say no, no tantrum required, in civil way possible, be you and stick to your guns. Hoping your week is starting off wonderfully, sending my love as always, diana!/profile.php?id=100000810145663*


How To Have Happier Dreams!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on March 5, 2011 by dianaswonderworks

Well, just a note about dreaming. I have been doing a lot of reading to help me with my spiritual growth, if you had read any of my blogs thus far, I have mentioned it. My goals this year seem to be quite simple. I want to win the lottery, be a successful artist and spiritually grow exponentially. Lots of writings show how to help with attitude, health, spiritual growth, mental illness and even dreaming. So for today, I just want to let you know how my little experiment is going. Taking this advice to heart I have started with working on my dreams. For the last few weeks (2 or 3 to be more specific), before I go to sleep, I have been practicing some of the techniques I have been hearing about.

It all starts with the white light technique.  If you aren’t a;;ready familiar with it, it is a visualization technique, that requires you to surround your self with a white light. It is supposed to help with healing, anxiety, depression, focus, meditation and as s shield to repel negative energy. The core root of this white light is Love. The white light represents, your love, God’s love, the love of the universe, karma or whatever face you wish to give it.  To be clear it is not about feeling butterflies or giddy, in that sense  the work it is not a feeling. Not a physical one anyway. To clarify, we feel with our bodies, minds or souls. This feeling is more of a soul feeling, it is more of a sense of peace, quiet, calm, that everything is going to be okay thing. Where you are walking along, no worries, happy in that quiet way, just enjoying the world, your life and all those around you.

Whether you believe in prayer or meditation or just taking time for yourself to quiet the craziness of the world this technique will work. It’s core revolves around focusing on your inner self, the subconscious, soul, spirit or again whatever you call it. Take a few minutes at night and focus on filling yourself, covering yourself or surrounding yourself with the white light. The amazing thing is, immediately you will feel a sense of peace and wholeness wash over you. For me, I pray and visualize myself being the white light, I believe in auras (to me that is just the spirit manifesting through the skin shell), so I picture my aura being a bright white, and then swirl in a bright green (for healing). Once done, I pray for good dreams, dreams filled with wisdom and meaning to get me through the next day.

I believe the spirit can see what we cannot, like tomorrow, so I want my dreams to give me guidance on how to deal with the issues of the next day. The good news is, I am feeling much better about my decisions through out the day, feeling better about situations I cannot control for the day, and my dreams have been very active, and good. No nightmares, no crazy stuff, you know the ones, where you go, what was that all about. For all you skeptics, first and foremost what can it hurt to try, especially if you are plagues by nasty nightmares. Second of all, scientific studies do show that you can learn languages while you sleep, and lots of other really wonderful things. So my thought is this, why not take the time to program your own mind to make you a better person in general, all while you sleep, without all the added pressure of the day around you! Love to hear what you think, if you do it, let us know what your technique is, and if you have questions, don’t be shy! Love always from me to you, diana!/profile.php?id=100000810145663*

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