A Bird's Eye View of THE ENCHANTED SELF and what it means to YOU!

Written by Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein

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The Third Gateway to Enchantment is Learning To Meet Your Needs and Negotiate for Yourself. The worst thing is to be so dependent on others andrepparttar whims of others that we are not able to live out our dreams. We needrepparttar 142637 education,repparttar 142638 skills,repparttar 142639 tools, andrepparttar 142640 negotiating powers that will take us to fulfill our missions in life. So, don’t be afraid of education, don’t be afraid to go back for a degree at sixty, don’t be afraid to have a mentor, to look for advice, to find out how other people have succeeded in a particular field. For instance, I remember treating a young woman who had so much to offer but no path! Divorced and with two young sons she was forced back intorepparttar 142641 parent's home and not happy about it. But once she started back to school and became a nurse all her doors opened for her. She had financial security, a home again for her boys and a future! It was tough but forthrepparttar 142642 struggle. The fourth Gateway isrepparttar 142643 experience of joy. This Gateway is so incredibly essential. It means replenishing yourself so that you are not running on empty. It also means not straining yourself, not accepting more assignments than you can really handle. When I have opened this Gateway I am able to bow out when I need to. Maybe I take that vacation I need or want or maybe I am just strong enough to say I will do this task later or you better find someone else to handle it and then I get a good night's sleep. By protecting my mind, body and spirit I not only set hontest guidelines with others, so I don't disappoint them, but I make room for joy. Replenishment leads to feeling good and joy fills us when we are full of life and vitality. Of course it is necessary to findrepparttar 142644 ways to replenish ourselves that work. If you love to travel, look for ways to travel. If you love to be with your friends, get together, if you love to be with your grandchildren, then sit onrepparttar 142645 floor and play games or plant a garden…whatever works for you. The Fifth Gateway isrepparttar 142646 Gateway of Community. We all know how important it is to feel we belong, that others care about us and we care about others. But, what you may not realize is that belonging is a major way to offset depression. You see,repparttar 142647 more we are truly connected to others and feel a responsibility within a world beyond ourselves,repparttar 142648 lessrepparttar 142649 tendency is for us to get blue and withdrawn. Obviously, this is a very important Gateway. Findingrepparttar 142650 right communities to connect are ongoing assignments for all of us-where we live, who are friends are, what church or synagogue we attend, what interest groups we identify with, etc. The Sixth Gateway isrepparttar 142651 gateway of mentoring and being a mentor. Very often, we dismiss and minimize our own wisdom. We are wise, we have a tremendous amount we can offer others and there is always others to offer wisdom to ourselves. I love this little story that a friend told me. She said I am learning so much from my neighbor. I said, "Who is that?" She mentionedrepparttar 142652 persons name. I had never heard her mention her name before even though we often chatted. My friend said, “Well, I don’t really know her, I just watch her.” I asked what do she meant. She explained, "She lives a few houses away and I watch her. I see how she greets her guests, how welcoming she is, how she always walks a guest out and says good-bye. I see her stand there untilrepparttar 142653 guest leaves. I see how radiant her smile is. Although she is twenty years younger than myself, she is a real mentor for me, I am learning from her allrepparttar 142654 time." That is an example of how easy it is to be mentored. Evenrepparttar 142655 birds mentor us with their wonderful song. Start to look for mentors-you will find them all over. And don't forget that you are a mentor-perhaps even when you don't know it. Last but not least isrepparttar 142656 Gateway of Positive Action or Good Deeds. So essential in allrepparttar 142657 world and so essential for good.mental health. Research shows thatrepparttar 142658 more we help others,repparttar 142659 more generous in spirit we are, whether we give time, money, a smile, or a helping hand, our moods lift. Of course, if we offer torepparttar 142660 point of exhaustion then we defeatrepparttar 142661 purpose and we will be on empty! The idea is to balance good mental health by using wise judgement calls of moderation and balance. These arerepparttar 142662 Seven Gates; we go through them again and again in life. We never close a door on any of them, we are always back, we are always learning more, we are always having to reflect on our lives one more time or learn some new behaviors, make a new decision, recognize and acknowledge who we are and what we need and, of course, find new ways to bring pleasure and meaning into our lives. A PLAYDATE WITH ENCHANTMENT What I would like you to do now is to play withrepparttar 142663 Seventh Gateway-that of Positive Action. Take a peice of paper write down 2 positive actions that you can do overrepparttar 142664 next year. The first one is a positive action you can do for yourself. Make it something that will be good for yourself, such as to restore yourself or broaden your life. The second action is something that is good forrepparttar 142665 world and of course will not harm yourself. You have a year to do these. Put them in your pocketbook, look at them once in awhile. Do you realize that just by actually doing these two actions you will: 1) bring more pleasure and joy to yourself and 2) improverepparttar 142666 world in some small way. Wow- two wonderful steps toward coming home to your ENCHANTED SELF!

Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein , originator of THE ENCHANTED SELF®, a method of bringing delight, purpose and meaning into everyday living, is a nationally known Positive Psychologist. Visit her website at http://www.enchantedself.com and sign up for her free e-mail newsletter and upcoming teleclass.


Written by Robert Bruce Baird

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The block of sandstone, 28 ft. (8.6 m) long, which is calledrepparttar Dwarfie Strane, is an example, unique in Britain, of a rock-cut chamber. It may have been used for meditation or initiation; for 'at each end is a bed and pillow of stone capable of holding two persons, with a hole above to admit light and allow smoke to escape'. {We believerepparttar 142623 king’s chamber inrepparttar 142624 Pyramid has a resting place rather than a sarcophagus. There were no mummies or bodies therein, and there was no top to this bed. The 'debunkers' of ancient knowledge say there was a grave robbing enterprise. These were not robbed and their uncovering through tunneling is well recorded. The grave robber priests ofrepparttar 142625 second millennia and later BC are a fact but they went wererepparttar 142626 material treasures were housed and did not get intorepparttar 142627 Giza Pyramids. They are also part of a time whenrepparttar 142628 ethic and culture ofrepparttar 142629 supposed Stone Age or earlier 'primitives' were no longer in charge. Afterrepparttar 142630 Trojan Worldwide War things became worse in leaps and bounds. There was a 400 year 'Dark Ages' asrepparttar 142631 Keltic/Phoenician 'Red-Heads' such as those being burned atrepparttar 142632 graves of their long ago leader Osiris; decided New Zealand andrepparttar 142633 Americas were better places to live and love life.} The early Christian saints of Ireland and Scotland {Like Columba and Pelagius, who still endeavoured to retain old 'Brotherhood' ideals [Iesa=Jesus] from before Rome when deviate behavior swept this opportunistic church.}continuedrepparttar 142634 tradition of using rock cavities for meditation and prayer. They chose mountains, islands and desolate places not only to avoid distraction but also to be closer torepparttar 142635 Sacred. The church near Bilbao, actually built round a group of natural standing stones, and dedicated to St. Michael,repparttar 142636 dragon-slayer beloved ofrepparttar 142637 Celts, is a remarkable example ofrepparttar 142638 Christianization of a sacred place.” (5)

We will go further alongrepparttar 142639 path of science that is provingrepparttar 142640 existence of templates and archetypes in all of nature as we cover Dr. Robins’ work and Lamarckian evolution etc. Yes,repparttar 142641 universe might have an over-riding purpose and potential that insists on growth and creativity. If we don't allow each member of our human family to be able, through enabling support, we might not only be diminished; we might have a re-start of universal proportions as Martin Rees is saying aboutrepparttar 142642 whole of our universe. He is a recognized expert inrepparttar 142643 field for whatever that is worth, but what he says is in line withrepparttar 142644 cycles of Hindu astrology to be sure.

Here is a simple exchange of knowledge from a forum onrepparttar 142645 World Wide Web. It includes Iesa in a gospel that reflects back torepparttar 142646 things which ancients learned and gradually got imbedded or imbued into our genes and archetypes. But that knowledge ofrepparttar 142647 ‘oneness’ or what Jung callsrepparttar 142648 ‘collective unconscious’ has another side or oppositional element. There are those who would use our ‘oneness’ againstrepparttar 142649 good of ‘the collective’.

“Hymnal prayer fromrepparttar 142650 Gospel ofrepparttar 142651 Egyptians IE IEUS EO OU EO OUA Truly, Truly! IESSEU MAZAREU IESSEDEKEU,repparttar 142652 living water! The child ofrepparttar 142653 child! O glorious name! Truly, Truly! The one existing eternally! III EEEE EEEE OO OO UUUU OOOO AAAA Truly, Truly! EI AAAA OO OO O one who exists, who seesrepparttar 142654 aeons! Truly, Truly! AEE EEE IIII UUUUUU OOOOOOOO The one who exists for ever and ever! Truly, Truly! IEA AIO, inrepparttar 142655 mind, who exists! UAEI EISAEI EIOEI EIOSEI

This, your great name, is upon me, o faultless, self-born one, who is not outside of me. I see you, O one invisible before everyone. For who will be able grasp you in another language? Now that I have known you, I have merged myself withrepparttar 142656 one who does not change. I have armed myself with luminous armor and have been luminous. Forrepparttar 142657 mother was there on account ofrepparttar 142658 lovely beauty of grace. Therefore I have reached out my folded hands. I have been formed byrepparttar 142659 ring ofrepparttar 142660 wealth of light which is in my breast, which gives form torepparttar 142661 multitude born inrepparttar 142662 light, where no accusation reaches. I shall sing your glory truly, for I have grasped you. SOU IES IDE AEIO AEIE OSIS O! Eternal, eternal god of silence, I honour you completely. You are my place of rest, O son, ES ES O E, repparttar 142663 formless one who exists inrepparttar 142664 formless ones. He exists, he raisesrepparttar 142665 one by whom you shall purify me into your life according to your indestructable name. Thereforerepparttar 142666 fragrance of life is in me. I have blended it with water, fromrepparttar 142667 pattern of allrepparttar 142668 rulers, so that I shall live with you inrepparttar 142669 peace ofrepparttar 142670 saints, you who exist forever.

My response:

Thank you forrepparttar 142671 Hymnal Prayer ofrepparttar 142672 Egyptians. It has much ofrepparttar 142673 meaning of Iesa (Iesous inrepparttar 142674 fish symbol [IXOYE] stolen by Christians) and even Zeus comes from this concept ofrepparttar 142675 Brotherhood of Man. That 'one mind' or collective that is known torepparttar 142676 ancients and which Jesus (Iesa through linguistics) may have allowed himself to be known.”

The Keltic program of 'Brotherhood' required sending children to far away places for their upbringing as we have mentioned. Inrepparttar 142677 matter of psychology it served to ensure disciplined people with few 'spoiled brats'. Much of our insanity comes from a confusion created inrepparttar 142678 minds of undisciplined people. Habits and ego or choices to behave as idiots seem more likely causes of aberrant behavior than most psychologists want to allow. After all if discipline and meditation were all we needed then a lot of people would see what is going on: and education would have to become enabling for individuals rather than for our bureaucratic propaganda and psycho-civilizing purposes.

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