Eye Gazing — An Exercise for Soul Vision

By Nick Polizzi

Eye Gazing

“The eyes are the window to your soul.” — William Shakespeare

I have a little challenge for you today that involves a simple but often cathartic ritual that has been practiced for thousands of years — eye gazing.

Our eyes are highly complex organs, capable of distinguishing the most finite details of our surroundings and interpreting the slightest discrepancy in another’s countenance. And yet, we rarely make direct eye contact with one another for more than a flashing moment.

It can feel awkward to lock eyes for too long during a normal conversation, but what is the source of that discomfort?

Beyond the various cultural connotations and social dos and don’ts that surround eye contact, there is an opportunity to create true connection with the people who matter to us.

Truly “seeing” another is one more checkpoint on the medicine path—a place to step outside of your ego and into your higher self.

Eye gazing—much different from eye contact—is a way to do just that. You’ll be surprised at what you’ll see and the emotions you’ll feel through the experience. It rarely disappoints.

The beauty of the exercise below is that it’s alarmingly easy, yet so rarely done, even with our most intimate relationships. There’s incredible power to gazing with someone you’re already in close relationship with (friends, lovers, and family), but it’s equally wondrous to do it with complete strangers.

The Eye Gazing Exercise:

This works best when both parties are already relaxed and fully present, so do whatever you need to get in this state. A 15-minute meditation, a yoga asana, a breathing exercise, a walk in nature, aromatherapy, or your favorite hot/cold therapy could work well here.

1) Set a timer for 10 minutes.

2) Sit across from your partner, preferably cross-legged on a soft rug or cushion, arms-length apart.

3) Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths.

4) Open your lids and look into the eyes of the person in front of you. Let the muscles in your face and body respond naturally to whatever is occurring in the gaze. This isn’t a staring contest; blinking is allowed.

5) No talking.

After the ten minutes are complete, it’s up to you whether you want to share your experience with your partner. Sometimes a conversation seems like a natural extension of what you just witnessed, and other times it feels more appropriate to simply thank one another and allow the experience to be what it is.

Buddhist teachings tell us that we are mirrors for one another, living reflections of both the light and the darkness that exist in our inner worlds. With our busy lives, it’s easy to forget to honor that sacred connection. We must open up if we are to help one another in this life.

Stay Curious,

Nick Polizzi

(Article Source WakeUp-World.com)

10 Things You Never Realized Were A Side Effect of Being An Empath!

Via AwarenessAct.com

Empath Side Effects

1. Being Hyper Sensitive

An empath’s hypersensitivity might cause an issue or two for them along the road, it’s nonetheless a difficult thing to get used to. We are extremely sensitive to energy in general, including emotions. We feel regular emotions on a much greater intensity than most people do. This can be emotionally stressful because you are so vulnerable to emotions.

2. Absorbing Others Emotions

When I say that empaths absorb other people’s emotions i am not lying or exaggerating in the slightest. We tend to absorb other people’s energy on intense levels and it makes it very important to be careful who you surround yourself with. People tend to mimic those around them, but empaths do this on an entirely different level. One strong negative influence can throw everything off for them.

3. You Know You Don’t Belong Here

An empath has an extremely powerful sense of intuition. Their intuitive abilities allow them to have access to a conscious most people are disconnected from these days. Empaths have an overwhelming sense of knowing and they know they don’t belong here with everything in their soul. They know they are capable of extremely great things but they just don’t know where to start.

4. Your Overwhelming Need To Change The World

Empaths are keen on one thing, and that is healing. They are natural healers and are always looking for ways to change the world. They might become discouraged from time to time because they feel so small compared to 7 billion other people, but it doesn’t ever stop them from trying to change the world. They are capable of amazing things, and perhaps the world wouldn’t be the same without them.

5. You Have A Sense of Knowing

Empaths are born with a sense of knowing that they tend to be unable to explain or describe. It is much like the gut feeling you feel in your stomach when you know the right decision to make. This is referred to as intuition and it is much stronger than the regular gut feeling. They might be completely unable to explain it to another person but it doesn’t make them know any less.

6. Relationships Overwhelm You

An empath is an extremely amazing friend to have in your life and they make some of the absolute best intimate lovers. They are truly loving and caring souls, but relationships might easily scare them or make them feel overwhelmed. They are afraid of vulnerability and being hurt which makes it harder for them to let other people in and trust them.

7. You Attract Negative People

One of an empaths most hated traits of their gift is that they tend to be true magnets for negative people. Empaths are easily taken advantage of because of their elaborate ability to understand where other people are coming from. This causes negative people to essentially gravitate to them.

8. You Love Nature

Empaths are most at home when they are in nature, with trees, plants, and animals. It’s almost as if being with nature recharges their abilities and gives them a revitalized fresh start. Nature is the cure for anything you struggle with in life. At any time you might consider escaping to nature.

9. You Have A Big Heart

Of course empaths have very large hearts. They are extremely loving people and are always looking for a new way to help out society as a whole. They’re always wanting to improve the lives of other people in anyway they can. Their big heart might get them taken advantage of from time to time, but they’d never trade it away. These people are able to feel love like nobody else.

10. You Have Trouble Separating Your Feelings From Others

The natural born gift of an empath is being able to feel the energy of other people and synchronize with them amidst human emotions. This happens completely unwillingly and it can cause an empath to have trouble differing from their feelings and other people. They are very prone to being convinced because they are so open minded about every situation. However, they struggle with being in contact with their own emotions and feelings. They tend to be blinded by the energy of other people around them, making them confused on how they truly feel.

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What Does Being an Introvert Really Mean

Article by Calleen Wilder

Introvert

So I found this while browsing the Internet and decided it was worth sharing.  Reason being, I’m nothing if not a total, confirmed, and unabashedly brazen Introvert myself.

Considering I’m made up of the typical Virgo stand-offish-ness, and am an INFJ personality type according to the Myers Briggs Personality test (go take this test, it’ll explain so much about you to you), what else could I be?

As such, I’m going to share some truths about being an Introvert with all of you who might also happen to be a Virgo, an INFJ, or an Introvert.  Or married to one… I know… sigh!

First, know that being an Introvert isn’t a choice. Rather, it’s simply how some of us are wired.  For most of my life I hated it.  I often found myself admiring, perhaps even envying, all of you extraverts out there.  I wanted to grow up and be just like you…. unfortunately that state didn’t pass until around the age of 50 (ha)!

Because as far back as I can remember, I ran into all sorts of trouble because of it.  In high school what most perceived as conceit was actually a crippling shyness.  I can even remember times where when thrown into a room full of people I’d literally hear my teeth chattering.  And I hated it!  Every single solitary minute of it.

Cleansing Your Energy with the Power of Stones

Article by Calleen Wilder

Energy Cleansing

I know some of you might think I’ve lost my mind entirely. Now while that may be far truer than I’d like to admit (sigh), in regards to this subject, I haven’t. Here’s the thing, since by now we all know that everything on this planet is constructed of energy, why not stones?

In fact, why not particularly stones? After all, they’re infused with all the goodness of Mother Earth. They’re also porous. Meaning they’re somewhat open to always receiving more energy.

Back in the beginning of my offering Psychic/Medium Readings, I always held an object from the person.  Their object was a short-cut that allowed me to sense, via my reading their energy through it, what someone was wanting from the reading.

It also told me a great deal about the person who originally owned the object, whether that involved my client or one of their ancestors or loved ones.

As such, I know for absolute certain that objects store energy.  I also know that objects give off energy, simply because I was able to read what the object had stored.  It gave me the energy of that information.

And if you think about it, even places give off energy. Think of it this way, if you visit New York you can “feel” the energy of New York.  If you visit Chicago, although similarly busy, it has a totally different energy.  So does every town, in every state, in every country all over the world.

What you’ll also notice is that some of those cities feed you. They make you feel energized and positive. Others take from you. Often leaving you to feel tired, depleted, and/or overwhelmed. Some cities pull you to them while others push you away. It just is.

Therefore, if you can attune your energy to something as receptive as a porous stone, why wouldn’t it also give you the energy it has stored in return? Bottom line is, it will if you allow it to.

See, I’ve not totally gone mad. Rather, I’ve simply learned to listen to the energy of nearly everything so I can respond accordingly. I let the energy guide me as much as humanly possible.

Why not give it a try? Also, please feel free and encouraged to come back to this page and share your results with us after.

It’s truly a magnificent world we live in.  If we begin to listen to the clues, we heal.  Cool stuff!

13 Things Highly Sensitive People Will Notice Before Most Other People

AwarenessAct.com

Sensitive People

The term highly-sensitive has been thrown around a lot lately, but what does it truly mean? While at first glance it would appear to define a person that was extraordinarily sensitive, according to most, it goes far beyond just that.

No, the highly-sensitive person is more than just sensitive. The Huffington Post explained it quite clearly by saying, “Being a highly sensitive person also means having higher levels of intuition and empathy. Nearly 20 percent of people have the trait according to experts.”

And while many may consider this to be a bad trait, it actually isn’t. On the contrary, it could be considered a sort of superpower that allows the highly sensitive person to tune into vibrations that others simply cannot.

Furthermore, the highly-sensitive person has the capability to notice and sense things that most people don’t.

Here are 13 Things that Highly-Sensitive People Notice First

1.Trouble

While a situation may catch most off guard, the highly-sensitive person notices it before it even happens. Other people may doubt them at first, however, within time, the truth always comes to light. For the highly-sensitive person, it is almost as if they have a gut instinct about situations, especially negative ones.

How to Light a Candle with Intention

by Phylameana lila Desy

Okay… so the reason I’m posting this article is not only because it’s a great article, but also because I had need of it. A lot of what I post on this blog pertains to things that I find useful in my own life.

This week I found I had a specific wish I wanted to energize. BUT (and that’s a strong but), I did not want to venture into the world of magic in order to do so. Reason being, I don’t do magic. Nor am I well versed in it. In fact, anytime I’ve even innocently ventured anywhere near it, bad things begin to happen.

I’ve always assumed that’s my spirit guide’s way of letting me know that such things were not meant for me. Plus, I know that the less you know about what you’re doing in the more unseen fields, the more trouble you’re likely to encounter.  So it’s always been a very hands-off policy for me.

Yet, I was literally being compelled to light a candle in reference to this particular desire. So I did.  BUT… not before I researched how to do so without taking so much as even the most accidental of wrong turns. AND… this is the article I found that sort of made it all fall into place for me.

As a result, my candles are currently burning, my intentions are clear, and hopefully I’m super-charging a rather big wish &/or request about how I would like certain things to unfold in a certain area of my life.

Hence, I’m sharing.  I only hope this article helps you clear such things up should the need arise in your life for a little miniature flame throwing (lol). Calleen

Lighting Candles

Lighting a candle for a particular purpose or intention is practiced worldwide from people of all walks of life, varied spiritual leanings, and a diverse array of religions. Lighting a candle symbolizes bringing light to our wishes or desires. A candle can be lit as a prayer for peace or a request for healing.

People of Christian faith believe that lighting a candle symbolizes the light of Christ. Dr. Usui, the founder of Reiki, was said to have walked through the streets of Tokyo with a lighted lantern in the daylight as a beacon for attracting Reiki students. We light candles on top of our birthday cakes in celebration of each cherished year of our lives.

Lighted candles are reflections of our emotional self and help to illuminate our hearts when we feel burdened. You are invited to reflect on whatever is resonating within you at this the moment. Choose from five candles: affirmation candle, prayer candle, blessing candle, gratitude, and meditation candle.

10 Signs You Are Being Attacked by Dark Energy and How to Get Rid of It

Via AwarenessAct.com

Negative Energies

Negative energy can make its way into the lives of anyone. It can be especially overwhelming if you are allowing overly negative people to hold a place in your life.

If you are being affected by negative energy then chances are you don’t feel too great in general. Many people are unaware that negative energy is running rampant in their lives and it make s them miserable. If you take the time to really look for the signs then you can avoid falling victim to negative energy. Just because things seem to be coming from nowhere doesn’t mean they truly are.

10 Signs You Are Being Affected By Negative Energy:

 

1. You feel drained all the time.

All of this negative energy is really taking a lot out of you. You feel drained all the time and nothing seems to go right. Negative energy leaves you exhausted.

2. You are no longer excited by things you used to enjoy.

You just don’t find joy in the things you used to. It is like all of the positivity has been drained out of you. You just can’t seem to find anything that makes you happy now.

Call upon these Archangels for help in manifesting increased prosperity

Melanie at Ask-Angels.com

Archangels

There are many angels of abundance and prosperity whom you can call upon to help you manifest increased prosperity in your life. Angels and Archangels can absolutely help you to release blockages to your financial abundance, or to align you with new ideas and opportunities to manifest financial abundance in your life.

Guardian angels are always willing to assist in any area of your life, and in addition there are many Archangels who specialize in areas which can help you in manifesting prosperity.

Below you will find a list of these Archangels, and a brief look at how they can help you with matters of abundance…

Call upon these Archangels individually by name as you are inspired, or collectively by calling in the “Angels of Abundance and Prosperity” to help you in your life.

  • Archangel Ariel~ Archangel overseeing prosperity. Ariel brings guidance to help you find the way towards increased wealth in all areas of your life. She can help you find a job, start a business, or to simply remember you deserve financial abundance in your life. Ariel will help you to open to receive the prosperity and money from both expected and unexpected sources.
  • Archangel Chamuel~ Assists in boosting confidence, building career success, and  finding lost objects (including money). He will help to clear confusion which may be blocking the flow of prosperity into your light.
  • Archangel Hamied~ Archangel of Miracles. Assists in restoring faith in the magic of life, and in experiencing the miraculous.
  • Archangel Haniel~ Bringer of energy. Assists in recovering passion for life, and healing emotional wounds which may be blocking abundance.
  • Archangel Jeremial~ Helps with making choices and with solving problems. Jeremial can help you to choose to take action which will align you with prosperity in abundance.
  • Archangel Metatron~ Brings motivation to create positive change. Metatron assists in deciphering your souls dreams and passions, and in tapping into skills and resources you developed in lifetimes past.
  • Archangel Michael~ Archangel of Protection. Brings courage, strength, and clears negative energy so you can move forward in manifesting your dreams.
  • Archangel Raguel~ Works to restore peace and harmony. Will help to heal your relationships with people and with money, can help to bring you into harmony with the flow of money.
  • Archangel Raziel~ Archangel of Divine Magic. Helps to manifest prosperity and to understand the mysteries of the Universe. Can assist in magically aligning opportunities or Divinely inspired income generating ideas.
  • Archangel Sandalphon~ Carry’s prayers to the Divine (including prayers for increased abundance. Assists with musical pursuits and aspirations. Do you want to make money in the world of music? Sandalphon is the angel to call upon!
  • Archangel Zacharael~ Helps to release destructive tenancies and experiences which may be blocking your prosperity. Will assist you in letting go of addictions and attachments.
  • Archangel Zadkiel~ Brings emotional healing, and forgiveness making way for Prosperity in Abundance, and the manifestation of your authentic purpose.

Your personal team of spirit guides and guardian angels are also actively helping you to manifest your authentic purpose and hearts desire.Remember to ask for their assistance in financial matters, attracting prosperity in abundance, and for any other reason. Angels are always willing to help, with large or small matters, but they honor your free will and rarely interfere unless asked!

Many blessings of love, and abundance! 

Melanie

(Article Source Ask-Angels.com)