The UFO Dilemma: Disclosure Vs Cover-Up

The wrong question to ask is: why aren’t we blatantly seeing UFOs everywhere in the skies across the world? It sure seems like the right question. But it isn’t. The right question is: why is the government not allowing official disclosure to the UFO phenomenon? Why is this the right question? Because countless, possibly thousands of UFOs are blatantly being seen everywhere in our skies across the world. But the government doesn’t acknowledge it, and furthermore, it suppresses such reports. They accuse people of not knowing what they’re seeing, misconstruing what they witness, and that they’re probably intoxicated, drug-induced, mentally ill, sneaky hoaxers, or simply lying. Any reason or excuse is good enough for government work if it helps to quell the whole UFO and ET phenomenon.

What we have here is a failure to allow communication. That is, between the government and we the people. The problem is that there are too many cover-ups and not enough disclosure.

Another right question is: if we are seeing UFOs everywhere, how many of them are actually alien spaceships from beyond our Earth? Ah-ha! Now we’re getting somewhere! In other words, what are we really seeing up there when we use the ambiguous label of “UFO?”

Actually, most UFOs we see might be experimental aircraft, incorrectly labeled objects (like birds, planes, weather balloons, Frisbees, kites, Venus, swamp gas, etc.) or something else quite terrestrial. The smaller percentage most likely is extraterrestrial spacecraft. But that’s enough to motivate us to act on it and endeavor to reveal the truth.

There are several theories regarding the US government involvement with –not UFOs!– alien spacecraft, and especially with aliens themselves. One theory is, the government doesn’t really know enough, not as much as it would like to know; so naturally, it insists there is no real UFO phenomenon, hence, referring to UFO eyewitnesses as crackpots.

The next theory is, the government definitely acknowledges alien spacecraft, via the military and especially the Air Force, whose pilots have had numerous sightings, and other plausible eyewitnesses too, but since it doesn’t know what to really do about the situation, it initiated the usual cover-ups, especially the Roswell crash.

The third theory is that the US government is in direct contact with intelligent extraterrestrials, but they keep this fact top-secret, that the two factions have formed some kind of alliance, which includes that the aliens will help us in advancing our technology if we let them perform abductions of humans and cattle mutilations. Doesn’t this last notion sound totally preposterous? Yet some people actually believe this. To verify this claim, Colin Wilson in his book Alien Dawn says, “…the US government had been in contact with aliens and had made an agreement, according to which the aliens were given a base at Groom Lake, near Las Vegas (also known as Area 51) as well as permission to mutilate cattle and abduct human beings, in exchange for teaching US experts about technology.” However, others claim this is just another whacked-out conspiracy theory, or even intentional disinformation. Keep in mind, much of this UFO propaganda is meant to sound absurd so that people will be discouraged and eventually see that the whole thing is too ridiculous to be true. Why else do we see photos of the president shaking hands with some grey alien in the tabloid rags?

Another weatherworn question is: why is the US government covering up the UFO phenomenon in the first place? Answers stem from: because they don’t know enough to declare anything substantial, to the idea that they’re hiding something dreadful from us that they know about and the public would panic over if we all knew. But like what? Government-sanctioned abductions by aliens? And experiments performed on humans? And surgical operations on animals? Or even threat of alien invasion?

The other possibility is that the government officials have painted themselves into a corner. They have been trying to conceal the whole thing for so long, keeping control of the information, even if they wanted to initiate final disclosure, they would be likewise admitting that they have been lying to the public all this time.

I believe it’s time to take the US government out of the UFO equation. As long as they’re playing games about the whole matter, as long as they seem to — or pretend to — have secrets about it, as long as they distribute disinformation to the masses in an attempt to confuse us or create doubt, then we need to walk away from the controlling and manipulating political arena. We need to stop waiting on the US government to declare an official act of disclosure regarding UFOs, alien craft, and aliens. Most likely they never will. So we the people have to be the ones initiating disclosure. And many reporters, authors, eyewitnesses, whistleblowers, etc. have been doing just that. You have to look to them, not our stubborn government, which is in denial.

So for the record, folks, as a card-carrying member of we the people let me state it once and for all: Disclosure is here!

Alright. Now what?

Alien Dawn by Colin Wilson

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Walking The Long Path – The Art of Genuine Reiki Practice

Throughout humankind’s history of healing therapies, such as Theraputic Touch, and their often attendant Eastern mystical practices, such as reiki, charismatic individuals have contributed to the path of healers’ development.

Mikao Usui wrote a manual of his teachings on reiki in 1920. In April of 1922, he opened his first “Seat of Learning” in Harajuku, Tokyo. His teachings inspired the senior population, who experienced this learning as a return to the older “spiritual practices.”

Reiki is a healing art evolved from Eastern visions of what our universe is and how it functions. Today,in the West, we grow master teachers, who, like their patients and students, have rushed up the ranks through an “instant” reiki system of weekend seminars, offering little, if any, foundation in Eastern thinking, and who are continuing to churn the master-making machinery.

Is reiki a valid complementary healing modality? Yes. Are there honest, serious master teachers? Yes. However, qualified reiki masters are rare, and the responsibility of learning to navigate the legitimate reiki path belongs to the student.

I believe that background knowledge in Eastern disciplines and concepts is a prerequisite for both a genuine master teacher and for serious students who wish to achieve a deep, committed reiki practice. The truly qualified master teachers have accomplished a change in their world view that is all encompassing, and a student using a solid background in Eastern philosophical and spiritual views is more likely to recognize this quality in a prospective master teacher.

Attaining a stage of authentic personal change in any Eastern discipline along The Path demands that a seeker prepare for a five to ten year journey of intense intellectual study, and another five to ten years of actual practice: in all, approximately twenty years of mental, emotional, and spiritual practice precedes an actual change in awareness – and changing one’s awareness, the perspectives that guide one’s life, is the first step along The Path.

Eastern traditions:

Because a strong historical case can be made that modern reiki is a rediscovery by Mikao Usui Sensei of an ancient Tibetan practice known as Medicine Buddha, I will sketch a few Medicine Buddha basics, seeking a credible foundation, from an Eastern viewpoint, speaking to contemporary reiki practice.

Tibetan medicine is rooted in India’s Buddhist system, taught as early as the sixth century BCE. From the Buddhist mind-set, physical disease is a dynamic, energetic manifestation of mental, social, and spiritual disorder.

Buddhism is a directed contemplative or meditation practice on the universal level of “correct living” and involves tapping into mental, social, and spiritual healing energy as it peels away layers hidden behind the diseased physical manifestation. Essentially, these are the identical attitudes taught in today’s genuine reiki practice.

Within this Indian Buddhist foundation, the Tibetans broadened their healing practices adding various treatments and medications. The Tibetan Buddhists created a healing system, called Medicine Buddha: respecting spiritual contemplation, meditation, intuitive mystical healing methods – including hands-on energy manipulation – all coalescing as a healing system based on the Buddhist precepts of “right perception” and “right action”, and of health being a harmonious balance between humankind’s integral relationship connecting our physical, mental, spiritual, and natural worlds as various manifestations of one energy or life force. The intent of Medicine Buddha practice is to manifest one’s natural energeticpotential.

Healing through the Medicine Buddha takes place via a series of empowerments designed to awaken the innate healing energy that lies within. Practicing the Medicine Buddha meditation, and receiving empowerments from a qualified Buddhist meditation master, go hand in hand for both the healer and patient. In modern reiki, the reiki master imparts empowerment to the patient or student or fellow healer in levels called “attunements.” Attunements open the subject to their innate energy potential in stages.

Barely scratching the surface then, we have sketched a case for the historical development of today’s reiki by visiting the sixth century Buddhist teachings of the Tibetan Medicine Buddha:

1. Medicine Buddha involves a laying-on of hands similar to Reiki.

2. The ability to perform Medicine Buddha healing is transmitted to the student through an empowerment given by the teacher, similar to a reiki attunement.

3. The views and attitudes of Medicine Buddha practice closely parallel the system now known asreiki.

A Twenty-year, three-day seminar:

Reiki is composed of two Japanese characters. The top character, “rei,” is defined as “spirit.” The bottom character “ki,” is defined as “energy.” It is fair to say that the term “reiki” means “spirit energy” or “life force.” However, if I contemplate these words in the Western sense, I cannot grasp their true meanings. It is imperative for the Western student of reiki to understand that they are embarking on a journey to a place in our comprehension where we come into direct contact with, and are changed by, the dynamics of language.

Learning to use everyday Western terms in an Eastern sense, to conceptualize in a “reiki” style, is key to understanding how reiki healing succeeds. Without this knowledge of the difference between Eastern and Western concepts of energy or life force, we can be given the tools of the energy healing profession but will not possess the ability to take instruction on utilizing them; the nomenclature, esoteric symbols, meditation instruction, and information coming to us through meditation practice will be misinterpreted.

After our three-day reiki seminar, we will frame our certificates and open our notebooks. But we will encounter symbols and meditation instructions through our Western conceptions of what the Eastern symbols and instructions are offering us. The symbols, mantras, and instructions are meant to communicate aspects of life force energy in the reiki sense, in the Eastern sense – but we have no idea what that means!


A Few Words About Reiki’s Founder:

Two versions of Mikao Usui’s life, and his discovery and development of the system known today as Usui reiki, are running the race of legend. The earlier story is a popular mystical version originally espoused in the West by Mrs. Hawayo Takata, and further popularized by Mr. William Lee Rand in his book, Reiki; The Healing Touch.

The recent version, without the bells and whistles of mystical visions, is far less colorful. It is gleaned from information made available by Mikao Usui’s actual descendents who are alive and well, and working today in Japan. Confirmation of this less popular version comes from Tatsumi Sensei, a student of Chujirou Hayashi, one of Usui’s personally trained masters. Tatsumi Sensei passed away in 1996, at over ninety years old. Mikao Usui’s story – according to Tatsumi Sensei – runs thus:

Mikao Usui was born on August 15, 1865 to a highly spiritual, Tendai Buddhist family of the Samurai class in Kyoto. Young Mikao Usui showed himself to be a serious and fierce student rising into the robes of a Tendai Buddhist Monk. He studied with and attended many spiritual groups, and on numerous occasions he endured grueling twenty-one day “Lotus Repentance Meditations.” He performed this meditation once on Mount Kurama, where it is said he experienced a mystical vision while standing under a waterfall and received the esoteric reiki symbols and teachings. However, this mystical vision legend is not borne out, because the meditation session in question actually occurred late in his life, long after he started teaching his healing system that came to be known as Usui reiki.

Mikao Usui embodied the traditions of the Samurai class. As described by one of his students: “He was physically big, quiet in manner, and extremely powerful. Mikao Usui did not suffer fools willingly and became quite abrasive at times. He often grew righteously angry and impatient, particularly with people who wanted results but were not prepared to work for them.”

Although he did not have a title for his teachings, he referred to them as a, “…method to achieve personal perfection.” The term “reiki” seems to have been introduced by Usui’s student, Chujirou Hayashi, Reiki Master. The title used by Usui’s original students was and still is, Usui Teate (Usui Hand Touch) or “Usui Hand Healing.” The title, reiki, is unknown by Usui’s students.

Mikao Usui Sensei died from a stroke in Hiroshima in 1826. The famous reiki healing hand positions were recorded on paper just before Usui died, by Chujiro Hayashi. Today, an impressive monument to Usui Sensei stands in Tokyo.

Since his death in 1826, there have been five successors in Usui Shiki Ryoho Gakkai in Japan. The current successor is Ms. Kimiko Koyama. Not until 1980 was reiki popularized in the West.

“The secret art of inviting happiness,

The miraculous medicine of all diseases,

Just for today, do not be angry,

Do not worry and be filled with gratitude,

Devote yourself to your work and be kind to people,

Every morning and evening join your hands in prayer,

Pray these words to your heart,

And chant these word with your mouth,

Usui Reiki Treatment for the improvement of body and mind.”

Mikao Usui Sensei


How do Western students of Eastern thought begin to fathom our familiar language in a new and unfamiliar way? The answer lies in the question; we begin understanding as “beginners.” We learn to see the world as if looking at it for the first time. To heal using energy, one must grasp energy intuitively. My first yogic teacher, Eden Ahbez, taught that the world’s true path to healing is revealed through nature. The historical Buddha, Gotama, also understood this truth. One day he was asked the meaning of his great teaching. He answered by holding up a flower.

The reiki student sees a flower; the reiki healer also sees the flower, however, the reiki healer sees the entire universe in a single flower. The genuine reiki healer grasps one universal energy through a long-practiced, wholistic vision. If we wish to think in an Eastern sense, we would not call the flower a flower. We must perceive its true energy and think, “moon, sun, rain, cold, warmth, light, photons, soil,worm castings, nutrients, cells, molecules, atoms, electrons, protons, and neutrons – and we can take this list back to the moment preceding the Big Bang, if we so desire, because one who understands energy knows that the flower was never planted on the earth. It grows out of the earth, all that is the earth. The earth is not only an orbiting planet, but also a dynamic, integral piece of the universe; which universe is born of infinity. Since there is no word that can describe infinity, the answer to “What do you call a flower?” is simply that you do not!

Gotama Buddha’s student, Ananda, looked at the flower in silence, and not a word passed between them. Although, being pragmatic, understanding that words are here to stay and we will continue using them, in the East one might say, “A flower is not a flower, then again, it is a flower.” This is also a reminder that the genuine reiki healer lives simultaneously in two worlds, the esoteric and exoteric, the mystical and mundane, the metaphysical and physical; and the truth of each world is to be found in the midst of the other.

Energy is a single quality offering itself through innumerable variations on a dynamic theme: one energy, many manifestations! Thus, we embark on the journey of seeing energy through fresh, wholistic eyes, beginner’s eyes.V

Energy is one and many. Energy is whole, and this means we are an expression of energy, and not only our physical bodies, but our mental and emotional selves – these also are referred to as energy bodies. Remember, one energy, many manifestations. When reiki healers offer healing, they heal the whole individual. Many times, this extends to the individual’s outer environment: family, friends, the workplace, living space, etc. We are whole as the flower is whole; while its roots touch the earth, its petals touch the sky.

Saying that energy is dynamic, means that energy is potential. If energy is potential – a dynamic force – what direction is it moving in? As expressions of energy, how can we hope to heal ourselves if we have no notion of where we have been, how we arrived at this time and place, or where we are going?

When a reiki master feels energy, the master senses a direction. From the seed to the flower, the flower to the field, the field to the forest, and beyond to infinity – energy moves from the simple to the complex. Arleta Soares, Reiki Master, of the Usui and Karuna systems, and a healer of deep insight and considerable power, teaches that healing with reiki is a peeling of the onion from the obvious manifestation of the disease to the multiple levels and often complex roots of that disease. Reiki heals in the same direction that energy moves, from the simple to the complex. Reiki heals using energy as energy uses itself, as an expression of the whole.

In the Western sense, Albert Einstein defined energy as mass times the speed of light, squared. This is not a wrong understanding. It’s brilliant! However, it is, by reiki standards, incomplete; it is only a physical measurement. In reiki, we accept this physical measurement, yet we learn to intuit a broader measurement – one that changes the meaning of “energy,” “potential,” and “life force.” Einstein, when questioned about his work in physics, showed his spiritual intuition developed during a lifetime of contemplating energy. He answered, “I am only chasing God’s footprints, trying to understand how God works.”

In the Eastern sense, when we speak of “seeing energy,” we speak of using the physical flower to see beyond the boundaries of that flower’s obvious presence. This is transcendental vision. To see beyond the physical is to see the metaphysical. If reiki healers are to accomplish their work wholistically and with direction, in accordance with the manner in which energy works, they must meld a basic Western understanding of the physical universe with an Eastern understanding of the metaphysical. The genuine reiki healer perceives our universe in transcendental terms.

How does one describe the metaphysical and transcendental universe? Reiki, having its roots in Buddhism, would say the universe is “empty.” This point is critical. If each element – including the human element – in the universe grows from all that the universe was, is, or will become, then each element is a part of every other element, and the universe uses itself to transcend itself – one energy, many manifestations!

If each element is a part of every other element, then the universe is empty of “thingness,” of “selfness;” nothing (no-thing) exists in the universe, however, simultaneously, everything exists, and exists as the universe; a flower is not a flower, then again, it is a flower. It is important to understand on the deepest level that a reiki healer never works on a patient, but always works on the universe, then again, a reiki healer works on a patient.

Healing the universe is not a small responsibility, and this article or a three-day seminar can only disseminate knowledge; it can’t teach wisdom or compassion. Our three-day seminar will not create a change in awareness, unless we have practiced the years of work that precede that moment of change.

The students’ path to healing wisdom:

On The Path, a student seeks her teacher. However, the responsibility of accomplishing the groundwork lies with the student. The work we speak of is meditation, and while one usually begins with a period devoted to experimenting with various meditation styles in order to learn the technique of directed contemplation(this period often taking years), the meditation style we are concerned about here is reiki.

Reiki meditation utilizes a system of esoteric archetypal symbols as graphic visuals, and mantras,which are spoken sounds.

Earlier, we arrived at a point of understanding that the genuine reiki healer uses their practiced, intuitive

sense of energy’s natural, universal characteristics to heal the universe. Any conscious actions – including healing actions – begin with awareness. One must be aware of a disturbance in the patient’s energy field, in the universal energy field, in order to open the patient to healing. To heal the universe, one must practice universal awareness. Again, the genuine reiki healer learns and then practices. Learning what defines universal awareness and practicing it is referred to as meditation.

We already know a good-sized chunk about the universe: that it is essentially empty; that nothing (nothing, including our selves) exists in the universe, yet all things exist as the universe. Therefore, you and I are the universe. When we observe the universe, we are the universe observing itself, being aware of itself. If our bodies exist, and we are the universe, we are also our bodies. Our bodies are flesh and spirit aspects of the universe in space and time. Here comes the physical-metaphysical pitch; the universe is dynamic, energetic, aware, and being transcendental, it possesses the potential to map itself in aspects: energy creating itself in a fashion that enables it to evolve and be aware of its evolution. This is what we mean when we say, “We are not born into the universe, we are born out of it!” The universe uses itself to create itself, and this is what we mean when we say, “The universe is transcendental.”

You and I can’t be expected to heal others and ourselves without understanding where we came from, how we arrived, or where we are going. Now, we know the direction of our journey, and we must practice.

When we act, when we incorporate symbols and ritual in our lives, the universe is in the process of mapping itself. To the extent that our aspects perform this activity consciously, we become aware of, and awaken to the universal map.

Meditating through the use of esoteric symbols and mantras is the process of discovering and practicing universal awareness. Like the words on this page, symbols aid us in reading and conceptualizing the universe. As our awareness grows, so the universe grows; meditation is transcendental in nature; the universe uses itself to transcend itself.

Symbols and mantras, like the rest of the universe, are energy forms, and they work because being aware of them they are able to communicate: their energy to our energy – one energy. When this conscious, aware, communication takes place, the symbols become the universe’s way of perceiving itself. Knowing that, in the Western sense, energy follows conscious thought, and in the Eastern sense, energy is conscious thought, helps us to understand the parts that “thought and intention” play in healing.

If a patient is in the room with us, we can have a hands-on reiki session. However, because thought is energy – and as genuine reiki healers we have long practiced directed contemplation – we may heal through space and time, and reiki often is used in distance healing. This is an important physical-metaphysical point to grasp; because energy is one and whole, space and time do not exist inreiki healing.

The spirit worlds:

Arriving at an Eastern understanding of energy, our universal bodies, thought, and universal awareness, it is time to mention the unmentionable – an important point concerning healing style versus culture: the Medicine Buddha practice was not only mystical in its intuitive style, but also metaphysical in its appeal to The Four Devas, or what today we call the spirit guides. Consulting with spirit guides is the unmentionable element in the reiki healer’s medicine bag. It is often used in secret.

Keeping this part of reiki healing subdued is largely a cultural demand. Were I a Native American Indian speaking of having completed a vision quest and finding my spirit guides, I would be a popular person amongst my peers, within my culture. However, being of Eastern European ethnicity, with flesh the color of day-old oatmeal, if I mention speaking to the spirit guides, many in my culture may ridicule my healing art and myself.

Our mainstream culture is focused through conventional science on that aspect of the world which can be measured in a laboratory, largely ignoring metaphysical perceptions measured by intuitive knowing and trusted through faith in the transcendent. We are taught six days a week to live by the table of weights and measures, and the table of periodic elements. The seventh day is reserved for broadening one’s faith in the unseen and unmeasured – which for most of us includes God, and may also include Christ, saints, and perhaps angels. Spirit guides are an historical part of the reiki tradition beginning with the Medicine Buddha.

Speaking within this tradition, Lama Zopa Rinpoche said, “…You will receive much support, not only from the Eight Gone to Bliss Ones but from the four clairvoyant devas. These devas help you diagnose and understand the right method to heal…”

With a slight twist, Thrangu Rinpoche said, “In the vajrayana tradition, we regard the blessing and the power and the qualities of the deities as being innate, as being within one’s own mind.”

After a period of time practicing meditation and learning to read and interpret the universal energy map, many reiki healers discover their psychic abilities, the ability to be aware of subtle forms of energy, to become expert map-readers. The reiki healer uses all energy, and will use whatever the universe offers to heal a person, including spirit guides.

Observing this practice through Western eyes, we cannot validate using spirit guides, because in the west our science, healing, and medicine have become laboratory measuring skills, with only rare acknowledgment of the intuitive arts of healing.

However, if we fully engage in the practice, rather than observing from the sidelines, we soon leave behind our laboratories and find ourselves measuring and validating through a functional point of view; if it intuitively feels right and works, use it.

Transformations through reiki practice:

As our meditation deepens, our universal perspectives change. One’s life takes on a different panorama, and the genuine reiki practitioner finds his ethics naturally changing. Ethics evolve into a set of rules through which the healer may express compassion, and life becomes a meditation on compassion. Compassion is knowledge melded to wisdom, and it develops at its own pace. It cannot be forced, and must not be confused with kindness. True compassion is kind when it can afford to be, and harsh when the occasion calls for such action, because true compassion seeks to heal. Compassion is an awareness practice.

Reiki is a healing modality expressive of the highest quality that the universe offers – unity. The reiki healing session is a wave running through our space-time continuum that integrates patient, disease, healer, and method: all being equally responsible and actively striving together towards an improved quality of life. The entire event occurs within a framework of consciously recognizable, equalized ownership. The buck may not be passed – no one party or element is credited for the healing; reiki is humble. Like all science, medicine, and healing modalities East and West, reiki is not a panacea. It is first, the study of a learned practice which is always in progress; next a complementary therapy; and always, the art of genuine reiki is a journey on the eternal path.


(My energy and your energy, honored as one energy.)


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“Stinking Thinking” Prevents Change and Growth

Learned Patterns of Thought Can Prevent Change

Thoughts that have been learned over a period of time become “subconscious”. You are usually not even aware that you are thinking them. Your belief system is hidden in your subconscious. It is made up of thoughts that have been reaffirmed and strengthened many times. Beliefs can be right or they can be wrong, but they are very real to you and help you form the picture of who you are and provide you with the way you interpret life. Your subconscious mind overrides your conscious mind unless it is overruled. Your subconscious produces your logic, the way you have learned to work things out.

Recognize Your Destructive Thoughts

Thoughts that prevent change are recognizable. Thoughts always produce words. Negative thoughts will come out in words such as, “That’s the way I have always done things”, or, “I can’t ***”, or “I haven’t got the *** to ***”, complaints about or criticism of the government, the world, the state of finances or anything else. If you are complaining, criticizing and always making excuses, you are suffering from “stinking thinking” and you will not be able to grow. You need to have a radical mind change. Your words can actually condemn you to never reach your potential.

Some Examples of Destructive Words You Need to Change

  • I will never amount to anything
  • I can’t ever do things right
  • There is no way I can get out of this mess
  • Things are just going downhill
  • I do not have the ability/education to do it.

When you really think about it, none of these statements are true, so stop saying them.

YOU Are in Charge of Your Own Mind

You have the power to decide what you think. You have the ability to accept or reject information and thoughts that enter your mind. Once you have recognized wrong thinking, you can intercept those thoughts and change them with positive affirmations. Speak affirmative words out loud, your mind has to stop “thinking”, and “listen” to what your mouth is saying. Your own words are the quickest and most effective tool you have to change your mind. Very soon your mind will follow the direction of your new words.

How You Can Take Charge of Your Own Thinking

Identify a specific goal, then make a deliberate conscious decision to go against your learned logic to initiate the changes necessary to reach your goal. There is tremendous power in a decision. Make your decision very firm, do not allow yourself any loopholes. No “if’s” or “I will try”. Make the decision unchangeable, “I WILL!” Period!

You have to continually “speak out” that decision. It also helps to write it down and paste it somewhere so you will see it regularly Reaffirm your decision in as many ways as you can and as often as you can. This will help speed changes to your subconscious mind. You will have lapses, but get up and keep starting over. Persistence will help you overcome the battle going on in your mind. You will succeed.


The changes you desire will gradually take shape in your life when you recognize your wrong thinking and consciously take steps to correct it. You have the power to choose what you think. Stinking thinking might prevent change and growth, but the opposite is equally true. Right and positive thinking will encourage growth and change in your life.

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Akashic Record Reading Is the Basis of All Divination Techniques

The term Akashic Records may seem confusing due to the word’s origin in Sanscrit but the concept really is quite easy to understand. Moreover, you really should get some knowledge of what they are because Akashic Record reading is the true heart and root of ALL the other divination techniques.

The Akashic Records are simply the sum total of all knowledge and history. When a person dies, they can immediately look into these records and that Akashic vision is the ‘life passing before the eyes’ that survivors of death experiences have reported. These afterlife files contain detailed and accurate information from the past, the present and the future. They are also dynamic to accommodate the many choices we make in the course of our lives.

Now the title of this article suggests that Akashic Record reading is the heart and root of all divination techniques and I assure you that is absolutely true. All of the various methods of seeing the future are each simply ways of accessing the data in the eternal book of all knowledge.

Tarot Cards – You should understand that the future is always fixed yet flexible. The Tarot reader shuffles and places the cards but the deck has already arrived at that seemingly random but rather predestined order because of what is in the Akashic records about the current future. The Tarot reader then interprets and this is where the Tarot reading can often fail to be accurate. My point here is that the Tarot cards were laid out exactly the way the Akashic Records predicted they would be and in fact, how they made them come out.

Spirit Guides – I suppose the best way to describe this is to compare using a spirit guide to phoning a friend and asking them to read a newspaper for you. That is really what is happening with this divination technique. The medium asks the spirit guide to read the Akashic Records. The psychic might not even realize that the spirit guide is reading from there but that is certainly what the guide is doing. The problem with using a spirit guide for divination is that the psychic is only gets second-hand information. Any misunderstanding between the spirit guide and the psychic equates to errors in the reading.

Crystal Balls – This divination technique is not as popular as it once was and it has been the butt of many jokes. But really, a crystal ball is one of the better divination methods because the ball allows the psychic to focus their non-physical eyes onto the contents of the Akashic records. And with a crystal ball reading, there isn’t a go-between like a spirit guide or a set of complicated props like Tarot cards.

Tea Leaves and all other divination methods are the same. They all seek to gain information from the astral realm from a more or less direct technique. So how does one get the very best and most accurate psychic reading possible? The answer to that is easy. One simply needs look for a divination that comes from eternity’s filing system in the most direct route possible. Find someone who can look directly into the Akashic Records for your true answers.

I’ve been able to access the Akashic Records since I drowned in a SCUBA accident. I want to help you gain the personal advantage and fulfillment that divination into the Akashic Records brings.

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Intuitive Mind or Rational Mind… How do I know the difference?

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the Gift!

Albert Einstein (who made that statement) was not only the most significant scientist of the twentieth century but was also an outstanding philosopher and a true mystic. His theory of relativity changed the direction of science by moving it toward a more holistic view of life and the universe.

One of the most common questions I get asked when it comes to developing and using the intuitive mind is “how do I know the difference between my intuitive mind and my regular thoughts… or my rational mind. That’s a great question and the answer is different… for everyone!

We need to learn or re-learn how to use our intuitive mind and rational mind in balance to experience a better or higher quality of living. We now live in a society where we are so inundated with stimuli and instant gratification that we forget to “connect” with ourselves. We rely so heavily on our thoughts, our rational thoughts, that we lose touch with our hearts. Our intuitive minds are directly connected to our heart center. Today we distract ourselves with TV, internet, video games, shopping, food, alcohol and work and we have lost the ability to connect. Not just with ourselves but with everyone around us. We use twitter, facebook, text and email. We don’t even have to see each other much less make a real connection. To be in touch with our Intuitive side our intuitive nature we must learn to quiet the mind chatter and turn off some of the stimuli we have grown so accustomed to. That’s the first key in distinguishing between our intuitive and rational minds. You can’t connect with yourself and your heart center if you can’t quiet your mind for even a few minutes a day.

So why is it important to connect intuitively? Well, I guarantee if you look back on a situation where you made a decision and you did so because you thought it was the right choice. All the “data” made that choice logical. Yet, every bone in your body, every feeling you had said “NO” this is not the right decision or choice. And, if you had followed your senses rather than your logic, you would be in a better position today. This actually happens on a daily basis for everyone, from small insignificant decisions and choices (or what we think are insignificant… topic for another time) to life altering ones. When we tap into our intuitive mind our intuitive nature, the energy seems to just “flow”. By that I mean we make decisions more easily and with more confidence. We actually make better choices for ourselves in the long run. Sometimes you can’t see that the decision is better for some time. Then you look back and say “wow”… I’m so glad I made that choice. I knew it was the right choice… I knew it in my “gut”.

So, to tell the difference between intuitive impressions and logical or rational thoughts, use all your senses. Intuitive impressions can be very subtle or very “in your face”. You know what I mean, when you get that gut wrenching feeling in the pit of your stomach, that “flight or fight” type of feeling. That’s your intuition on steroids saying “STOP”. You are about to go off a cliff! There a countless stories of people having this type of experience that actually saved someone’s life… or their own.

So, what about the more subtle impressions? Well, in my experience when I first started utilizing my intuition more readily and purposefully, the way I could tell the difference was my intuitive thoughts were “back behind” my rational thoughts. So if I were to see it visually, I would see BIG BOLD THOUGHTS on a matter, and then just behind that is a sense of a smaller more subtle picture or feeling on the matter. I really pay attention when this occurs. It’s very much like that “little voice in your head.” However, with development and practice, our intuitive sense strengthens and you will have a sense of immediate KNOWING of what the difference is and you will live more frequently and more comfortably in your intuitive mind.

When in doubt… follow your heart!

About the author:

Kim Page

Kim Page is a Speaker, Author, Mystic and a Guide who has a passion for utilizing her skills in service to the community. As a former Corporate Executive and climbing the corporate ladder over the past 25 years Kim has developed many great skills especially in the realm of leadership and coaching. Kim also has an extensive background (over 30 years) in the Health and Fitness Industry as a Group Fitness Trainer, Personal Trainer and coach. She has spent the past 15 years studying Metaphysics earning a Masters Degree in Metaphysical Science. The Intuitive Mind Institute located in the beautiful mountains of Colorado, is dedicated to assisting anyone who is interested is developing the power of their intuition. This is a place where… expansion happens, perceptions change, and inner wisdom is revealed.

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How To Harmonize A House With Sacred Geometry

Sacred Geometry is the earth measure; it is about measuring the projection of the sun onto the earth. By using the ancient measurements around the house we can create total harmony. We can use earth acupuncture to hold these points with rocks or triskeles buried into the earth. Triskeles neutralize EMF and raise vibration. We place them in 4 points around the house and in 3 places inside the house. Triskeles are energy wheels that create a vortex and when place on sacred points it takes the energy underneath the house and transforms and balances the energy. They are a shape found in many traditions (Celtic, Hindu, Japanese, Chinese, Middle Eastern and Native American).

How do they function to clear a house?

They are energy converters, you need the sacred measurements underneath for it to work. The stronger the energy underneath it creates an equal strength in balancing. Once you have your 3 triskeles up you will get a special structure that appears called a triple enclosure, this will surround the outside of the house. The three first ones are inside the auras. After the clearing anything that left cannot come back. This is how sacred places were protected.


A. Find the most noxious energy
B. Look for earth energy
C. Look for the subterraneous water vein

Energy creates a depression in the electromagnetic field of the earth where the water line or vein is. If you sit on this energy it will have an effect on your body – especially Endocrine glands.

A. When you sit on a subterranean river it effects the adrenal glands and thyroid. This happens to compensate for the stress affected by the water.
B. The other glands are functioning at lesser energy.
C. This is why we want to look for water underground.
D. When the water circulates in rock they rub against each the stone and create electrical micro currents and this causes depression.
E. How do you feel them? The edge of the water is very disturbed.
F. In the middle where the spirals meet we have a cold area.
G. You will feel water in your kidneys, bladder, thyroid or throat. This is your confirmation.
H. You might also have an itchy feeling in your eyes.
I. An intense cold in the kidneys or the feeling you want to urinate.
J. Water charges people very easily. Make sure you take a bath in 2 handfuls of sea-salt for at least 15 min. (The kind of energy we are working with is very contaminating. We open ourselves to pathogenic energy so we can feel them.)
K. Trees absorb pathogenic energy.


Dry faults are an excess of energy created by the rubbing of stones together. They do not have water. This creates a noxious energy. It can be the geopathology of some cancer particularly if the energy is oriented from east to west. The problem is worse with electromagnetic energy interference. Electrical interference can come from:

A. Transformer
B. House uses electricity, the excess goes out the transformer down into the earth and back to the transformer
C. If there is a fault dry or with water the electricity will follow the path odf least resistance back to the transformer.
D. There are to types of faults Wet and dry.
E. Dry faults effect lungs (put your rods at lung level)
F. Dry faults have warm energy with no coolness
G. Keep in mind that a net is relatively straight and a fault fluctuates more like a zig-zag


A. Have dampness or water in them
B. Sometimes in summer they will act like dry faults
C. Rainy season they will act like water veins
D. In intermediate season they have the energy of rotting.
E. Black stream can be caused by fault because there is a whole micro organism life in the faults.
F. This fault is high Telluric energy-when it becomes wet it is Cosmic.
G. Wet faults effect you between the lungs and the throat (around the color bone)
H. You can have a fault and a water vein superimposed on each other. If you look for a fault and find it and look for water and find it ask if they are superimposed.

EXPERIMENT: Put a cup of fruit in the space and it will rot 2-3 times faster than in a normal space.

FIRE POINTS: It is necessary when clearing or balancing a house to find a fire point. This is where the solar net and curry net and cross. These are very noxious points but they can also be wonderful. If they have a fault under them this can create cancer. If solar and curry cross with a subterraneous river or fault and a river the point where they cross is a fire point.

STAR POINT: This is where the Hartman and Curry grids cross or intersect. This is also noxious but is a star point. If this point also has a fault under it this can create cancer.

HARTMAN NET: Electrical Information

SOLAR NET: Electrical and many other kinds of information. The Hartman net is produced by the vibration of the Solar Net as electricity enters it. At that point the vibration of the solar net creates harmonies, which create the Hartman.

NO Electricity – NO Hartman: Because the Nets are real they are connected to the underground. For the explanation you have to break down the details of the information. This is why it is impossible to say how noxious ones might be until you are on the site. If the Net is very loaded it will be very pathogenic, very quickly. With Solar Nets we have to take into account the shapes.

Sharon Sinclair – My Journey into Space Clearing, Dowsing & work with the Paranormal

I began participating in the rituals of Space Clearing at the age of five. Three near death experiences before the age of 17 connected me with the ability to communicate with ghosts and spirits to help them crossover. It heightened my ability to sense and feel energy in the environment.

I began my studies of Shamanic Practice under the guidance of my Cherokee Father and Celtic Mother & Grandmother.

Much of my studies have been rooted in Shamanic Buddhism. Many of the techniques I use were taught to me in the traditional (oral) way of being passed down by practice and observation through my Mother, Father, Grandmother and a host of wonderful teachers and mentors. I share these techniques and gifts with you in hopes of bringing you the clarity and the healing that you desire. In over 15 years of practicing as a professional, I have cleared hundreds of spaces, helped many businesses to prosper and many people to heal their homes and themselves mentally, spiritually and physically.

I am the founder of EnergyShifters and the author of the book, Shift The Energy – Change Your Life. I teach Space Clearing and Energy Healing throughout the US.

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What it is Like to Feel Presence – The Energy Inside of You

The Art of Feeling Presence

Within every human, as well as every living being, there is a flow of energy. As humans, we are usually not aware of the energy flowing inside us because we are too busy dealing with everyday situations. Sometimes, for example, when we are very tired and resting in bed or reclining in our favorite easy chair, we may be a little aware of the energy, but usually we aren’t. Getting in touch with this energy flow can open our awareness to a much deeper and wider experience than we ever thought possible.

Feeling presence is not imagination or an illusion, it is as real as sunlight and gravity. It is formless yet fills every cell in your body from the top of your head to the bottom of your feet. Feeling presence is the portal that allows you to break through the ego barrier because by feeling it you become the witness of your body, your thoughts, and the energy within. Once you feel presence you may recognize a connection between your own awareness and the awareness of a higher consciousness. It is truly an enlightening experience.

This first thing you want to do to feel presence is to get in touch with your body. Your body knows what is good for you, but you may have lost the ability to listen to your body like most of us have. One of the things that is important for feeling presence is being able to accept whatever is happening in the body and relax into it. This doesn’t mean that you must ignore pain and discomfort which might be signs of injuries or illnesses. On the contrary, injuries and illnesses must be taken care of as soon as possible.

The process of learning how to feel presence consists of two distinct parts. 1) The first part is the art of being aware of your thoughts and body sensations. As you sit in silence, thoughts will pass in and out of the mind and subtle sensations will occur in your body such as discomforts here and there, the process of breathing, the growl of a hungry stomach, an itchy nose, the heart breathing, and so on. 2) The second part is the simple act of just letting all your judgment of those thoughts and sensations dissolve into neutrality – letting your experiences be neither good nor bad but just be.

As you sit in non-judgment of your thoughts and your body sensations, you will probably begin to have a deeper and more relaxed feeling. With practice, your ability to let all of the thoughts and sensations go will increase the intensity of your awareness. As you continue to be more and more aware, you will soon realize that what you are doing is becoming the witness of your body and your mind at the same time.

Experience Your Inner Energy

Once you have mastered listening to your body’s subtle nuances you should almost immediately feel the energy that is within you. Focus on nothing but the feeling. Relax into the feeling and allow it to be non-conceptual. The energy may simply be the feeling of existing, somewhat like the steady “humm” of an electrical transformer. See if you can experience it by doing the following exercise:

Sit in a comfortable chair. As you sit, notice your breathing and any other movements, sounds, vibrations, aches, pains, etc. that your body may be producing. Once you get in touch with your bodily sensations begin noticing any thoughts that may pass through your mind. Simply notice everything that is happening in your body and and let it all just be. Don’t try too hard – relax and notice. Don’t judge anything as good or bad because they are simply happening. Once you have become “one” with all of your thoughts and all of your body’s sensations, see if you can disconnect from them and simply feel your whole body from the inside out and from the outside in. What you are feeling is the very subtle energy flow of presence.

If you can commit yourself to experiencing presence, you have automatically stepped into being the witness – the essence of being. This is a very special place to be because, as the witness, you realize that you are more than just a body and a mind – you are consciousness.

The main purpose of this article is to have you feel the freedom of being the witness by losing the bonds that the body and mind have on you. The more you practice the above exercise the more freedom you will experience. When you are ready to go further into a higher state of consciousness you can explore ways that will take you into pure awareness.

Neil Crenshaw, Ph.D.

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