26 Principals of Life

Written by Jason Johns

1.All Are Related: There is a Native American saying, which translates roughly to "All are Related". Everything inrepparttar universe is part of The Great Spirit, from a rock, to a plant, to a fish, to a human. The spirit flows between and within us all, and isrepparttar 122142 building block of everything. Since we are all part ofrepparttar 122143 same whole, we should treatrepparttar 122144 rest ofrepparttar 122145 whole as if it is part of us, i.e. with compassion and love. We are all part ofrepparttar 122146 Great Spirit, just like allrepparttar 122147 different leaves on a tree are still part ofrepparttar 122148 tree.

2.The Energy Flow: The universe is composed of energy. This energy flows between everything, us and within us all. When we have internal blocks,repparttar 122149 energy fails to flow correctly, causing illness, lethargy and other symptoms. This energy can be directed consciously, we can see it, and feel it. How we feel affects our energy levels; negativity drains energy, positivity creates energy.

3.We Are Beings of Both Spirit and Flesh: We are spirits, but atrepparttar 122150 same time, we are creatures ofrepparttar 122151 flesh. We inhabit both worlds simultaneously, even though we are often unaware of it. We should not shunrepparttar 122152 flesh for spirit or vice versa. Both are equally important. We have to walk with one foot in each of these worlds, and pay them both attention. Neglecting either world causes distress inrepparttar 122153 other.

4.No One Entity is Superior to Another: No one being or creature is any better or greater than another. We are allrepparttar 122154 same. We are all on different paths and have different levels of understanding, but that does not make any one of us better than another. Humans are not masters of nature, norrepparttar 122155 animals and plants. They are our companions, and co-inhabitants of this planet. We are not superior to them, nor do we own them. We should treat them all with respect.

5.Belief Creates: How we perceiverepparttar 122156 universe is shaped by our beliefs. If we believe we are in a hurry, then everyone else appears to be going slow. Through belief and positive thought, we can create virtually anything. We should believe in our abilities and ourselves, and we will succeed. We can combinerepparttar 122157 power of belief with that of visualisation to bring anything into reality.

6.Intuition: Inside of us, a voice speaks and guides us. It is our intuition. We can choose to ignore it or to listen to it. Once we are in tune with our intuition and start to listen to it, we will be guided and will find that we can achieve more than we thought possible. We will begin to realise thatrepparttar 122158 Great Spirit works through us - often in mysterious ways, but always to our benefit - inrepparttar 122159 long term.

7.The Higher Purpose: Everything that happens is for a reason and forrepparttar 122160 greater good. We have to learn to look at events in our lives from more than justrepparttar 122161 normal human perspective. We must see them fromrepparttar 122162 perspective ofrepparttar 122163 Great Spirit and to look at what good will come from these events. This isrepparttar 122164 old maxim of "isrepparttar 122165 glass half full or half empty". We can look at events badly, half empty, and our reaction will be worse. However, should we look at events better, i.e. half full, then we are more positive, which means our energy is higher, and our reaction will be better.

8.There are No Ordinary Moments: The past only exists in our memory. The future only exists as our expectation. The only time that really exists is NOW. It is a precious moment and we should treat every single moment as special and live it torepparttar 122166 full. By being inrepparttar 122167 present, we have presence. To live inrepparttar 122168 nowrepparttar 122169 conscious mind should be quiet and you must focus totally on what you are doing, not what you are going to be doing next week, or what you are going to have for lunch.

9.There are No Limits: The only limits we have are those we place upon ourselves, or others place upon us. To this end, we should avoid being put in a pigeonhole and labelled by others. If someone views a dog as being vicious, then it is more likely to be vicious. We should hold no expectations of others, and let them be themselves, just as we should be ourselves.

10.Action not Reaction: If we are tickled, our reaction is to laugh. We should be at a state where we do not react in a situation, but act. Reaction is unconscious, whereas Action is conscious. We should not let past influences affect our actions, e.g. if we were once bitten by a dog, when we next meet a dog, we should not letrepparttar 122170 past bite affect how we act towards it. There are times to act, as well as times to be still. By living inrepparttar 122171 present and having control ofrepparttar 122172 conscious mind, we can better direct our action.

11.Positivity Rules: Negative thoughts attract negative events and drain our energy. Positive thoughts attract positive events and increase our energy. To this end, we should look at our thoughts andrepparttar 122173 events which happen to us in a positive light, realising negative thoughts for what they are and releasing them.

12.Posture, Pose & Breathing: Energy flows throughrepparttar 122174 body, as it flows through all things. Ifrepparttar 122175 posture and pose are bad,repparttar 122176 energy can not flow cleanly and causes blockages, which manifest as pain or illness. We breathe in energy fromrepparttar 122177 world around us. Therefore, our breaths should be deep and full, coming fromrepparttar 122178 bottom ofrepparttar 122179 belly, and notrepparttar 122180 chest. This enables us to maximise our energy. Deep breathing helps relax us. When we are stressed, angry or afraid our breathing changes and becomes shallow and faster. By consciously controlling our breathing and keeping it deep and even, we can releaserepparttar 122181 stress, anger or fear, enabling us to act consciously inrepparttar 122182 situation.

13.Everything in Balance: The universe exists in a state of balance, as should we. We can do anything we wish, but should always do it to moderation, never to excess. Should we do things to excess, then they can become addictive, which drains energy and may become negative. Being balanced allows us to act better in situations. If we are sat onrepparttar 122183 fence, so to speak, we can jump off either way should we desire to.

14.Intent is Action: You can intend to do anything, and your intent is important. However, unlessrepparttar 122184 intent is followed with action, thenrepparttar 122185 intent is nothing. As an example. I may intend to get fit, but spend all my time sat in front ofrepparttar 122186 TV eating pizza and drinking cola. I have my intention, but my actions do not confirm or createrepparttar 122187 intention. Therefore, if you intend something, do it, don't just talk about it. Action turns knowledge into wisdom.

Understanding the Tarot Card Deck - Part 2

Written by Lisa Lamont

Tarot card reading delves into an individual’s psyche and thus depends largely uponrepparttar energy that person generates, whether consciously or subconsciously. And because human beings are complex creatures with all kinds of major and minor issues – not only negative, but positive as well –repparttar 122141 Tarot must duly address them all. So, althoughrepparttar 122142 Major Arcana bring to lightrepparttar 122143 larger issues in life, there also existsrepparttar 122144 Minor Arcana – which serverepparttar 122145 purpose of illuminatingrepparttar 122146 “secret and closed” events, feelings, needs, and everyday details of our existence.

Fifty-six cards constituterepparttar 122147 Minor Arcana within these suits: Wands, Cups, Swords, and Pentacles. And just as withrepparttar 122148 Major Arcana,repparttar 122149 interpretation of these cards lies not onlyrepparttar 122150 face-value meanings ofrepparttar 122151 cards, but also in how they are laid (the “spread” – whether they are upside down,repparttar 122152 positions they take in your chosen pattern, etc.),repparttar 122153 mindset and emotions ofrepparttar 122154 interpreter and ofrepparttar 122155 person being “read,” andrepparttar 122156 very questions themselves. Reading Tarot cards successfully takes time, and with that comes experience –repparttar 122157 key to giving a good reading.

But one must start atrepparttar 122158 beginning, learningrepparttar 122159 meanings of each ofrepparttar 122160 individual 56 Minor Arcana. As mentioned above, these are divided intorepparttar 122161 four suits of Wands, Cups, Swords, and Pentacles. And each suit encompassesrepparttar 122162 Ace, then 2-10 numeral cards, and finallyrepparttar 122163 court cards:repparttar 122164 Page, Knight, Queen, and King – very similar to an ordinary deck of playing cards in some ways, yet powerfully different in others!

Each suit inrepparttar 122165 Minor Arcana represents distinctive characteristics, and these combined qualities create an image of our day-to-day lives. The suits and a very abbreviated listing of some of their characteristics include:

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