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Want Intuitive Guidance? Start Remembering Your Dreams

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Have you ever had a dream that was so vivid you’d swear it really happened?

Even if you had the dream years, and years ago – can you still recall it to this day?

There’s something so wonderful about having a dream and waking up and remembering it, isn’t there?

I have lots of dreams and I’ve trained myself to remember them. I’ve been recording them since I was a teenager.

One particularly vivid dream I had a few years ago comes to mind: (more…)

If You’re Serious about Spiritual Growth – Meditate

Thursday, February 11th, 2010
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Meditation is the most valuable tool I’ve found for my spiritual development. Reading books is great, as is  joining groups of like minded individuals, but when it comes to actually making consistent progress only a daily practice of meditation will expand your consciousness. Awakening and changing is a slow process that takes place gradually. Meditating daily is a bit like the process of water flowing over rocks in a stream; eventually with enough time you’ll see that the water has reshaped the stream and smoothed out all the jagged edges in the rocks. It takes commitment and a deep desire to stay the course until the beginnings of that reshaping becomes apparent. And of course – you’re never done either just like the water flowing in that stream is never finished reshaping it or the rocks it flows over.

Here’s a list of why meditation is so important for spiritual growth:

1. Learning to stop the constant thinking of our minds gives our brains’ a much needed rest. When we stop the perpetual mind-traffic divine guidance can actually get through. This state of thoughtless awareness allows us recognize the presence of the observer – who is our true self, higher self or soul.

2. Perceiving our lives through the consciousness of the observer gives us the detachment we need to see how the ego-self contributes to the difficulties we may be facing in our relationships, career and other areas of our lives. The observer is purely consciousness without judgment.

2. Meditation brings our emotions into balance which is the state of being centered. When we’re centered we let go of extremes; highs and lows of emotion that pull us into the future or past. We return to a natural calm state of being.

3. When we’re centered we live in the present with acceptance of what is happening in our lives. We stop assigning a negative or positive meaning to what we may be encountering and therefore are less likely to be pulled into dramas (both yours and other people’s) regarding these events.

4. The process of meditating will help you to remember your dreams. Many times answers and guidance are delivered through dreams. Sometimes I have only a snippet of a dream that I know was important when I wake, but if I meditate right away I can usually recall the entire dream.

5. Daily practice of meditation heightens intuitive ability. The more often you receive intuitive insight the more you will be in tune with your higher self and true purpose. Your life will flow more easily and opportunities to act upon your purpose will present themselves more frequently.

So, that’s why I meditate. Over the last 25 years of serious dedication to meditation I’ve seen my intuition and clairvoyant abilities improve. I believe this is important simply because this is the language that Spirit/Universe uses to speak to us. Knowing that I am always connected and guided by Spirit helps me deal with the challenges that surface in everyday living.

How has meditation affected you’re life? I’d love to know. Share your experience – leave a comment. You never know when what you have to say will help someone else.

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Flashbacks of 9/11?

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010
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We were walking two by two in the right hand lane of a road. Oddly, there were no cars coming in the other direction. The road was deserted except for the endless stretch of pairs of people ahead of me and behind me. In the distance a huge plume of smoke rose up high into the atmosphere from somewhere in Manhattan. I couldn’t take my eyes off of it. It was eerily familiar.

It was deathly silent too. No one spoke on what appeared to be a lovely Spring afternoon. The police were standing shoulder to shoulder along the side of the road herding us like sheep toward the bridge. Suddenly, the silence was broken by the thunderous sound of military planes overhead. They were huge and flying quite low and they just kept coming and coming. I was terrified. Their numbers seemed to be in the thousands. A policeman seeing the fear on my face reached out and squeezed my hand as I walked by. The woman walking next to me, a childhood friend, reached for my hand and held it tight as we got closer to a bridge.

The bridge was a rusty metal structure. The only way to cross it was to climb up its side like a ladder then swing from the upper bars like a jungle-jim where you’d  then climb down the other side. My friend and I became separated by the throngs of people pushing to get ahead and get over the bridge. Some people couldn’t make it and perished. It was too physically challenging. Only the strong will survive, I thought.

This was the dream I had on February 2nd. I don’t quite know what to make of it. I was thinking it represented a barren business environment and the challenges of overcoming that, but I’m not really sure. I was quite upset by this dream. The plume of smoke reminded me of the plume from World Trade Towers that was visible for several days after they went down.

For three weeks prior to 9/11 every time a plane flew overhead – in my mind I heard a nosedive and then crashing sound. I thought I was losing it and becoming a morbid and horrid person until that Tuesday. Then I understood. Apparently, many many people had premonitions about that day. Now that the CIA has issued a warning about terrorists planning another attack in the next six months – I’m wondering whether I should take this more seriously?

Has anyone else had any weird dreams or premonitions?  If so, please leave a comment.

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Serenaded by Oprah

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010
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We’re in the midst of a deep freeze in the Northeast with temperatures in the teens at night and only reaching a high around freezing in the daytime. To save on my gas bill I’ve been turning the thermostat way down which has been making it really hard to get up in the morning. After the alarm I stayed in bed to remember my dream (an excuse to remain huddled under two comforters and a fleece blanket a bit longer) but drifted back to sleep instead. When I woke up I’d had a more interesting dream than the one I’d been trying to remember.

In this dream I owned a retail store that was empty. There were rows and rows of glass display cases containing giftware and jewelry. I thought I heard snippets of conversation towards the back and walked over to see if it might be a customer I could help. As I approached I saw that the person speaking was Oprah Winfrey.

Oprah was leaning against one of the counters. She wore a gray wool jumper over a short puffy sleeved blouse with black ribbon woven through the eyelet border. It looked like something a young girl would wear, not a media mogul. Anyway, once I saw her I never noticed who she was speaking to although I knew this person was seated in a chair partially obscured by a tall display shelf. Then she leaned forward toward the person in the chair and began singing.

“Hush little baby don’t you cry Mama’s gonna buy you a mocking bird….”

Then Oprah looked over at me and then turned back to the other person and continued singing – which made me feel very self-conscious about standing there listening to her. I decided I should back away and respect her privacy. As I moved away a hoard of patrons appeared in the store and rushed forward to surround her eager to hear the star singing. I was suddenly the only one not near enough to see or hear her. I felt very disappointed at giving up my ringside seat to this private concert.

The night before I’d asked for a dream to show me if I was on track with my goals. Thinking about the dream, I realized that Oprah was dressed like a girl which made her more approachable. She also didn’t tell me to leave when she was singing to that other person – I made that decision. It also occurred to me that my shop must have had something to offer Oprah or she wouldn’t have been there. So, I believe my dream was saying that I won’t be on track until I learn to value what I have to offer, stop second guessing myself, be more gutsy about promoting myself, and open to accepting opportunities that come my way. I think I have a lot of work to do….

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Who Is the Best Expert on YOU?

Thursday, January 7th, 2010
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This morning I was in the midst of an intriguing dream when the feeling of sandpaper exfoliating my face pulled me out of it. Stevie, my 7 year old longhair tabby was furiously licking my cheek reminding me that it was his breakfast time, but I had other ideas. You see, every morning I spend a few moments going over the dream I’ve had before getting up so that later I can see how it fits into my life. This morning I popped out of my dream too fast and lost most of it. (more…)

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