Thursday, May 21, 2015

Are You a Deep Magical Genius or a Practical Manifester?

Each of us has a different personality. We know this when it comes to friendship or dating. But did you know that you also have a magical personality? You might be primarily an Air, a big time communicator and thinker, or a Water, a person who interacts with the world through emotions, the language of Spirit. Take the test to find out more.

Which of the Four Elements Is Your Dominant Element?
Once you take the personality test and know your personality according to which of the four elements you are most dominant in, how does this help you? Good question. Each of the four elements has its own characteristics associated with it. By knowing what these characteristics are, you'll be able to identify what your strengths are, how you view the world and how you interact with the world and others. This knowledge can help you find the career you are best suited for, know the type of people you are most compatible with when looking for friends or a mate, and give you an understanding of the best way for you to approach situations in your life. It also makes you aware of your challenges so you will be prepared to encounter resistance or difficult situations with a plan for dealing with them already in place. Once you know which of the magical four elements is dominant in your personality by taking the magical personality test, you not only get a better understanding of yourself, but also start looking at others and any situation you encounter in relation to the elements and how best for you to interact with them.

Real Life Example
My adult daughter is totally dominant in the Water element so I know that she views the world and will generally react from an emotional stand in any situation. I, on the other hand, am most dominant in Earth. As a water personality, my daughter views the world from characteristics such as emotions, feelings, intuition, compassion, empathy, sympathy, knowing, and devotion. She always makes herself available to help others, she has a helping service career, and feels very passionate about community and making things "right" for others. She is able to appreciate beauty in her life as well as the gifts and blessings she has. The problems come for her when she takes on too much feeling for others and absorbs their negative energies or when her water energies become stagnant or too dark which causes depression. As an Earth personality, I am often able to help her anchor and ground out these negative energies when this occurs. Knowing my personality characteristic which include strength, endurance, patience, structure, serenity of beingness, solidity, boundaries, permanence, loyalty, persistence, stubbornness, security, and anchor, and knowing hers, I have insight into the best ways to help her when she goes on emotional overload and calls me in tears of frustration, sadness or from being overwhelmed. I know that she will be most successful in situations that allow her to express who she is and stay true to her values, so any conversation we have needs to start with just letting her talk. As an Earth personality, I am able to patiently wait and listen until she winds down and gets all her emotions verbally spewed out. This in itself offers an anchor and some stability to her. I can then offer magical solutions to help her regain energy such as Rooting or going to the nearby river and putting her feet in the moving water. Once she has her emotions balanced again, it is simple to guide her through looking inside herself to find her own answers for her current problem. My role in this process is to simply be an anchor and a rock for her. This is what I am able to share with her just by having an understanding of my four element personality and hers.

On the other hand, as an Earth personality I can be rigid and yes even stubborn at times. These are characteristics that I am aware of and have to be on my guard against. I often lack the emotional connection in situations and with people in favor of organization, practicality and I can be inflexible at times. Especially when interacting with other people, I have to be aware of these challenges and guard against closing off and showing no empathy for others being convinced that I am right and there is no room for compromise. This is when my daughter's personality can be very helpful to me. As an empathetic Water personality, she is able to translate to me what others might be feeling about a situation and give me insights from an emotions perspective. This helps me shift my Earth stance a bit to be able to look for compromise and consider the other person's view on the situation. By knowing these personality characteristics that we each have, my daughter and I are able to help each other through our challenges by lending the strengths we each possess from our dominant element.

Fire and Air
Since we pretty much covered the characteristics for Water and Earth in the example with myself and my daughter, let's take a quick look at characteristics associated with Fire and Air.

Fire - energy, power, will, desire, anger, pain, motivation, radiance, passion, initiative, aggression, limitation, endeavor, activity, creative, willingness, urge, inspired, excitable, courage, bravado, compulsion, fanaticism, frustration, resentment, rage, freedom

Air - seeing, breathing, speaking, hearing, planning, thinking, believing, memorizing, communicating, learning, teaching, information, ideas, wisdom, understanding, worry, sensation, awareness, opinions, data, memory, mind

Look through the characteristics listed for each of the four elements and see which sounds the most like you. This will give you a good idea of your dominant element. You can get an even better idea by taking the four elements personality test. Then look at the people around you that you get along the best with and those that you don't get along with. Consider what their dominant element might be. This will help you find the people you will be the most successful with and help you be aware of those that you will have a challenging relationship with and help you find ways to deal with them. Beginning to see the world from a perspective of the four elements can open a lot of doors for you and help you be successful in whatever you do. This is the start of living a magical life and seeing life from a viewpoint of magic.

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Deceptively Simple Ways to Start on Your Magical Path

Contrary to Harry Potter movies or shows like Charmed, magic isn't all about blowing things up, freezing people and items, or even doing spells on the fly. In fact, magic is quite deceptively simple, especially in the beginning. Find out how by reading the many magical rituals and offerings we have on these web pages.

Magical Articles Library
Magical Blog
Magical Facebook Community 

Just to show you some of the simple magical rituals and exercises you'll find in the resources, here are a few from our articles library on ways to get your day off to a good start with magic.

PREPAVING: This is one of our favorite magical techniques from Abraham (http://www.abraham-hicks.com). Just sit for 3-5 minutes in a quiet spot and focus on what you want and how you want your day to look. We spend so much time worrying about what we have to do, what we should do and what might happen that we forget what's most important – what we want! So spend a few minutes sending the Universe a few hints about how you want your day to look, and the Universe will deliver exactly that, and then some!

SUN CANDLE: Did you know that the color sun yellow (bright yellow with no orange) actually nourishes and refreshes your Spirit? If you're feeling groggy, grumpy or grouchy, sit in front of a lit sun yellow candle for a few minutes. It will refresh you and give you happy, joyful energy.

CONSCIOUS CHOICE: We spend so much time in our minds that our Spirits don't get much chance to come out and play. Yet, we are happiest when we are living in Spirit rather than in mind. To give you a hint, you were probably most in Spirit when you were a playful child. So, to get your Spirit in gear for a fun and playful day, make a conscious choice – it exercises Spirit. Just say to yourself, "I will now make a conscious choice." Then ask yourself a question such as, "Do I choose to have cereal or toast for breakfast?" Go with the first answer you hear or receive. Following Spirit's guidance will align your energies and make for a positive day.

GREET THE DAY: One way to stay in touch with your Spirit and with nature is to go outside and greet the day. It's simple. Go outside, extend your attention into the sky and say, "Sky Above." Then, extend your attention into the earth and say, "and Earth Below." Then, with attention both above and below, say, "I greet you." Wait a moment and see what gifts the Universe brings you (this is a simple form of the Navajo Beauty Way). You will experience peace, joy, satisfaction and nourishment.

Try these out, then go to our blog or library of articles or join in the fun with us on Facebook. You'll find tons more simple, magical offerings to try out for yourself and invite magic into your life.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

How to Amp Up Your Relationship with the Universe

Establishing a solid relationship with the Universe now gives you the inside track when you really need it. Accessing spiritual information from your own Spirit or from higher beings and powers just makes life easier. The more you connect with the Universe through angels, guides, animal totems and even your own Spirit, the easier life in general will be and the easier it will be to manifest those things you desire in life. So how do you go about establishing this relationship? One way is through daily rituals. These type of rituals reconnect us with what we really want in life and put us in the energy field that allows us to receive what we ask for. There is an angel, guide, totem, and helper for just about anything in our lives. Want a new job? A new mate? A parking space at the mall? It doesn't matter how big or how small your problem is, there is a Universal being just waiting for you to ask for help. Asking is one of the keys however. These beings don't just interfere in your life at will. You have to ask for their help. Then to really get an ongoing relationship built up here are a few tips.

1. Work with the same spirit guides, such as parking angels or Spirit of Owl often and consistently

2. Thank the beings before and after the act (this is most often forgotten by people, but these guides mostly work for appreciation)

3. Ask for help as often as possible (there is an angel for everything and they gain their own ascension by doing magical acts for humans, everything from clearing up scheduling conflicts to guiding you as to how much salt to put on your food or what is healthiest and happiest meal to order at a restaurant)

Working With Spirit Beings
Not sure how to get started working with Spirit beings? No problem, we can help. First here are some general guidelines to follow when interacting with them.
  • Don't be afraid or hesitate to ask for help. These beings are just waiting to be called upon. 
  • Remember to always thank your Spirit or your guides when you ask for help before and after they have given you aid. 
  • When asking for information ask for it to be given to you in a way that you can easily understand.
  • If you don't get the information you need the first time around, thank your source and ask for clarification. Don't be afraid to keep asking until you get what you want.
  • Don't second guess the information or the way in which help arrives for you. Accept it with gratitude!

Working With Angels
Now that you have some general guidelines, let's get down to specifics starting with angels. Angels are good beings to begin working with because they don't require a long, established relationship to begin working for you. Let's say you are stuck in traffic, late for an appointment, or find yourself dealing with some type of awkward situation. This is a perfect time to ask for help from an angel as they are experts at quick fixes. Here's what you do:
1. Out loud or in your mind say, "Angel expert in ___ [traffic, parking places, in-laws, etc.], please come to my aid."

2. Before proceeding, wait several moments in silence to feel the presence of an angel arriving. They are quick so you don't have to wait for more than a few seconds.

3. Tell the angel exactly what you need help with and be specific. For example, don't just say I want a parking space to be available to me. Instead say that you want a parking space at the Crossroads Mall and maybe even what city the mall is in and that you want it on the side of the mall where the Sears store is. Include that you will be arriving at the mall in 15 minutes and will need the space available at that time.

4. After stating what you want, be sure to thank the angel. Don't wait to see if it really happens, go ahead and show your gratitude now. This step is very important so that they will be more willing to help you in the future and because you are receiving a wonderful gift.

Step 4 can be tricky for some people and is the place where the communication process often breaks down and what you want may not happen. This is because angels cannot go against your will. So if you ask for help, but you are having negative or doubtful thoughts about what you have asked for, the angel can't go against those thoughts. For example, you ask for help in getting a great job. In your mind however you are thinking of all the reasons you won't get the job or how you don't believe the job will be offered to you. The angel can't override those thoughts and gets the message, "I can't get this job." See the problem? If you find your mind having these types of thoughts, you can get around it by asking one angel to help you stop your negative thinking and then ask another angel to help you get the job. Remember there is no shortage of angels to help you out with whatever problem you have, so start thinking in that direction. Anytime a problem comes up in your life, begin thinking of an angel to help you through it.

This should get you started working with Spirit beings and seeing all the magic they can bring to your life. When you are ready to move on to working with other Universal beings, our Daily Rituals for Attracting What You Want in Life ebook can help. In this ebook, you'll learn how to create your own rituals as well as find more than 35 daily rituals you can use to release pain, start and end your day properly, get angelic help, access knowledge, and to lift your mood. Daily rituals will allow you to start establishing long term relationships with Universal beings so that you'll always have magical help available whenever you need it.

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

What You Probably Don't Know About Magical Self-Defense

Here are three things you may not know about magical self defense.

1. You can defend yourself even if you are not physically harmed, if your sacred space has been invaded
According to the rules of magical self defense a direct attack upon your mind or spirit also is an acceptable reason to use magical self defense. Anything that damages your physical, mental, emotional or spiritual well-being whether the intention is to harm you or not is a cause for self defense to be used.

2. Self defense can backfire if you provoked the attack
The rules governing the use of magical self defense also say that you must not have done anything to encourage or provoke the attack. This would include that you do not create or permit any unnecessary opportunity for a known hostile being to attack you. For example, if you know a particular sore spot someone has and you push their buttons in that area or are excessively pushy then you have provoked the attack and are not within your rights to use magical self defense.

3. The more powerful you become magically, the more likely you are to be attacked, so it becomes more and more necessary to learn magical self-defense as you progress down the magical path
As your magical abilities grow you will more than likely attract beings on different levels that will interfere with your path in some form or fashion. As Clarissa Estes, author of Women Who Run With the Wolves, says, "If you have beauty in your life, know that it will attract the dark as well as the light. Don't be surprised. Be prepared."

If you want to know more about magical self defense, our online course can help you with that. Some of the things you'll learn in this course besides when it is appropriate to use self defense techniques and when it is not include:
  • Direct flow of fire energy
  • Grounding out fire energy
  • Rooting and grounding
  • Hand lightning
  • Lightning rod
  • Fireballs
  • Half Shields 
  • Using Sonics
Here is one of the techniques you'll learn in this course to give you an idea of all the magical treasures you'll find there.

Fire Half Shields
Fire half shields are temporary energetic shields you can create to protect yourself from psychic and energetic attack. This is a static shield so it does not move when you do. It will protect you however for up to a minute as long as you don't move. The more the shield is attacked, the stronger it becomes so it could last longer. Here's how you make a half shield.

1. Use your right hand, moving it from left to right in front of your body. Hold your hand at chest height in front of your body and just to the left of it with your fingers pointing up, thumbs facing you and your palm facing to the left.

2. Pull the fire color Electric Blue in through your left hand, up your left arm, across your body and down into your right hand. You can use other fire colors, but Electric Blue works best for most types of self defense and is a good one to start with.

3. Extend a beam or blade of energy out from the top and down through the base of your hand making sure it is tall enough to cover the whole length of your body.

4. Sweep your hand in a curve from left to right in front of your body. You can either make a convex curve (bulging away from you) or concave (bulging in toward you). Convex will scatter incoming energies away from you and concave will focus and redirect energies back to the attacker. Both intensify the energy being sent out, so concave will be best for really severe or serious threats.

5. Stay behind your shield until danger from the attack is over. If you have to move, put up a new shield since it will not move with you.

Practice making half shields so that you can throw one up quickly and efficiently and be ready when it is needed. Find this branch of magic fascinating? Learn more techniques and information about magical self defense in our Magical Self Defense online course.

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Tricks for Boosting Your Psychic Senses

We all have the ability to be psychic and receive information that doesn't come from our 5 senses. Some of us have a natural psychic ability and others need to practice to develop our psychic senses. Our Psychic Development ebook can help with exercises to practice that will help expand the psychic senses and develop the skills needed to awaken psychic abilities. One of the first things to do in awakening the extra senses used as psychic abilities is to get in touch with your inner silence so that you will be able to hear information the Universe sends you. One exercise to get you started on preparing your senses to receive information is through meditation.

Meditation
There are many ways and forms that meditation can take. For the purposes of developing psychic senses, meditation allows you to create enough quiet space and silence in your life so that you will be in a position to hear the messages sent by the Universe and from divination techniques. Meditate a little bit every day to start developing these skills. Here is an exercise you can use if you don't already have an active meditation practice.

  • For at least 15 minutes, sit in a comfortable position with closed eyes, hands in your lap with right hand cradled in the left. 
  • While you are aware of your thoughts, remain unattached from them. Be aware especially of your sensations. 
  • If you have trouble relaxing, try having a lit candle to center your concentration, burn soothing incense or sit near a running fountain. 
  • Now begin feeling your natural breathing as the breath moves in and out of your body. Don't force your breathing or change it any way, just feel and be aware of your body's own natural breaths. 
  • As you become aware of thoughts popping up in your mind, let them pass through without focusing your attention on them. Think of this as sitting on a shoreline watching boats pass by. If you find your attention drawn to one in particular, simply return your focus to your breathing and let the thought pass by.

After at least 15 minutes of sitting in this manner you can get up and end your meditation time. Don't dwell on what happened during the meditation, or how successful you feel it was or if you had any revelations or not. The only importance is the consistency with which you do your meditation and the effort put towards doing it. Doing short meditations daily for instance will serve you better in the long run than doing longer meditations occasionally. Consistency is a key element. You will find over time that consistently doing this exercise will increase your ability to have inner silence and take it with you throughout everything you do. Your time spent in meditation should be an enjoyable time for you as it is time you are devoting to your inner development and the more you develop your inner life, the more benefits you will see in your outer life.

Reading Other People
Another set of exercises you'll find in our Psychic Development ebook is on the topic of reading other people or learning to gather information about others that you cannot get through the traditional 5 senses. Here is one of the exercises in this area that you can practice by broadening your view of someone. This helps you understand the other person's motivation for behaviors or attitudes they display and can give you insight into the best way to deal with them. 

Look up and down the other person's entire body and aura. Notice for example if their hands or feet are still or agitatedly moving. Notice if their breathing is fast, slow, shallow or wheezing. Look at the tongue and see if it is red which would mean too much fire energy, pale and wet which could mean a deficiency or internal coldness, if it is swollen and puffy and has teeth marks on the edges which would indicate a weak spleen and kidney yang, if it is stiff and wooden-like with a blunt front which would mean they are emotionally shut down or if it is quivering with a red tip which would indicate nervous anxiety in the neural system. Look at their eyes to see if they dart about, look at you, look through you or move up and left or down and right. What is their posture like? Is it erect, flexible, stiff, slumped or weak? As you notice all these type of conditions, begin to build up a vocabulary of relationships between body language and inner causes and conditions. Use your own states and meanings to consider what the types of things you notice mean. As you start training yourself to notice these types of behaviors in others and putting meanings to them, your mind will start working from your own Spirit perceptics or psychic senses and gather information from others. Once you have practiced this type of information gathering for a while, if there is something in particular you want to know about another, your psychic senses will kick in and get the answer for you.

With some practice in exercises such as these, you can start gathering information from the Universe, through divination techniques and through your own innate psychic senses. So don't worry if you haven't shown any psychic talents before. All it takes is waking up those senses that live inside your inner wisdom.

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