Written by John Cali

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This isrepparttar part of your calendar year when some of your societies onrepparttar 122230 earth plane set aside a time, a day, dedicated to giving thanks. “Thanksgiving,” you’ve named it inrepparttar 122231 country you callrepparttar 122232 United States.

This is a good thing. The idea to set aside a time of thanks-giving was indeed a divinely inspired one. And there is a firm spiritual foundation underlying, if you will,repparttar 122233 “giving of thanks.” It is what you might call a universal law. We shall call it, for today's discussion,repparttar 122234 Law of Gratitude.

Another law ofrepparttar 122235 Universe goes something like this: You get what you focus your time and energy on. It’s calledrepparttar 122236 Law of Attraction. If you focus mostly on lack and limitation, those are what you experience in your life. If you focus mostly on abundance and prosperity, you will, you must, experience those in your life. It'srepparttar 122237 law! And it's your choice. You get to choose whether to userepparttar 122238 laws ofrepparttar 122239 Universe for or against yourself.

And so,repparttar 122240 giving of thanks,repparttar 122241 expression of gratitude, is a truly magical tool. A tool you have, literally, atrepparttar 122242 tip of your tongue. You would be hard-pressed to say there is nothing in your life you can be thankful for.

Sit down and make a list, if that will help you remember allrepparttar 122243 good things, allrepparttar 122244 abundance, you have in your life right now. Think aboutrepparttar 122245 clothes you wear,repparttar 122246 food you eat,repparttar 122247 roof you sleep under,repparttar 122248 money you have (even though you may want more),repparttar 122249 loving and supportive family and friends you are blessed with.

Give thanks forrepparttar 122250 many blessings you already have in your life, and they will increase. They must increase. It'srepparttar 122251 law ofrepparttar 122252 Universe.

Make every day of your life Thanksgiving, a day of giving thanks torepparttar 122253 Great Spirit, torepparttar 122254 Universe, to your guides, teachers, and angels. And also thank your higher self,repparttar 122255 one who, after all, helped you (the human “you”) create allrepparttar 122256 abundance you already have in your lives.

And, byrepparttar 122257 way, thankrepparttar 122258 human you too. You are all beings of great wisdom and courage. And we applaud your brave willingness to incarnate at this time in your planet’s history. A tumultuous time in many ways, but also a grand and glorious time to remember who you truly are. Your courage uplifts all, in your physical world and in our non-physical world. Your energy extends torepparttar 122259 farthest reaches ofrepparttar 122260 Universe, and uplifts all that is. That is how powerful you are, individually and together.

Giving thanks, expressing heartfelt gratitude, every day of your lives (even if only for a few moments each day) will indeed bring you rich rewards beyond your highest and wildest expectations and dreams.

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Since 1992, John Cali has been communicating with a spirit called Joseph. In one of his many physical lifetimes, this spirit was incarnated as the legendary Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce tribe in what is now Oregon.

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Dreams or Dreamers? Part One

Written by Robert Bruce Baird

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There are serious students ofrepparttar occult who doubt entirelyrepparttar 122229 occult significance of dreams, and it must be granted that no good reason exists for classing them generally withrepparttar 122230 vision, or a condition of 'second sight' or ecstasy." (11)

The amount of time we live in our dream state is substantial and there are many things we can work upon in our dreams. To regard it as occult is somewhat foolish. If one learns and achieves things that are of value, should be a higher concern. Truly some probably can gain tap-ins throughrepparttar 122231 dream state, especially if they become adept at conscious dreaming and astral travel. To say it is supernatural is an appeal to ignorance. There is no such thing as 'super'-natural - it is all a matter of what we can't explain. Dream work and Yoga's 'soft focus' have answered or made sense of many things that mental blocks due to over- intellectualization might create. There are ways to become conscious and effective in dreams andrepparttar 122232 overall experiencing of life - that is how I prefer to think of it, rather than a psychic developmental thing. Psychic aspects of life usually have a more physical component. If our soul is what counts then what we interpret fromrepparttar 122233 physical duringrepparttar 122234 sorting out process of dream reality might be more important than what happens duringrepparttar 122235 waking state.

"Dreams and Psychical Phenomena

Dreams of a supernormal character fall withinrepparttar 122236 purview of psychical research. The dividing line between normal and supernormal dreams is not easy to draw. Subconscious elaboration often presents supernormal affects.

Goethe solved many definite scientific problems in his dreams and also composed poems. So did La Fontaine compose The Fable of Pleasures and Coleridge Kubla Khan. Bernhard Palissy made one of his most beautiful ceramic pieces on dream inspiration. Maury confessed: ‘I have had in dream ideas an inspiration that could never have entered my consciousness when awake.' Tartini heard his Sonate del Diavolo played by Beelzebub in a dream. Holde composed La Phantasie in his sleep, Nodier's 'Lydia' was similarly born. R. L. Stevenson's most ingenious plots were evolved inrepparttar 122237 dream state. Kruder, Corda and Maignan solved mathematical problems in dream, Condillac finished an interrupted lecture.

A dream of Professor Agassiz is frequently quoted. He had been for two weeks striving to decipherrepparttar 122238 somewhat obscure impressions of a fossil fish onrepparttar 122239 stone slab in which it was preserved. It was found impossible. In his dream he sawrepparttar 122240 fish with allrepparttar 122241 missing features perfectly restored. The image escaped him on awakening. He went torepparttar 122242 Jardin des Plantes inrepparttar 122243 hope that an association withrepparttar 122244 fossil would recapture it. No such thing happened. Next night he again dreamed ofrepparttar 122245 fish and inrepparttar 122246 morningrepparttar 122247 features ofrepparttar 122248 fish were as elusive as ever. Forrepparttar 122249 third night he placed paper and pencil near his bed. Towardsrepparttar 122250 morningrepparttar 122251 fish again appeared in his dream. Half dreaming, half awake he tracedrepparttar 122252 outlines inrepparttar 122253 darkness as best he could. On full awakening he was surprised to see details in his nocturnal sketch, features which he thought impossible. He hastened torepparttar 122254 Jardins des Plantes, began to chisel onrepparttar 122255 surface ofrepparttar 122256 stone, takingrepparttar 122257 sketch as a guide and to his surprise he foundrepparttar 122258 hidden portions ofrepparttar 122259 fish as indicated inrepparttar 122260 drawing." (12)

I am not convinced this is dream state work. The early and late REM sleep is more akin to Beta brainwave relaxation. With bio-feedback and its creative state some ad agents like those at McDonald's have used this state to make and test ads. Hank Wesselman has been studied byrepparttar 122261 University of Illinois and he is even more able to reachrepparttar 122262 40 MGHZ brainwave state than psychic healers and yogis. He is a person who was part ofrepparttar 122263 anthropological or archaeological team that found Lucy and his gift was brought out by his wife who is a shamanic teacher. It is possible to generate this kind of state while taking exams (I've often done it.) and good marks often come. Those who stay in alpha state and experience tension and pressure or stress are less able to recall, create or integrate. Intuition is also often mistaken as psychic. There can be a component of it, and as Mr. Shepard notes it is often a fine line between some of these concepts. Thus you are able to see that I am not a believer in unexplainable phenomena, rather I think we are simply not able to explain it in every case because we are learning or are presently ignorant.

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