A TEENAGER who was clinically dead for 20 minutes believes he saw Jesus Christ before coming back to life.
Zack Clements, from Brownwood, Texas, collapsed in gym class while he was running and was immediately rushed to hospital.
Doctors worked to revive him from his cardiac arrest, which lasted for an astonishing 20 minutes, and just as they were about to give up and pronounce him dead, Mr Clements’ pulse suddenly returned.
The then 17-year old woke up in intensive care days later, and told his story of how he apparently met Jesus on the other side.
Mr Clements told CBS Dallas-Fort Worth: “When I was out those 20 minutes, I saw a man who had long ruffled hair and kind of a thick beard, and it didn’t take me long to realise that was Jesus.
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A MAN who attempted suicide claims he saw hell and was told to clean up his life or “this is where you will spend eternity”.
Matthew Devalle has died twice within his lifetime – once when he was 12 in a swimming accident, and decades later when he attempted to take his own life.
The first experience came in his youth where Mr Devalle attempted to swim the length of a pool underwater, where he accidentally inhaled and died.
In an interview with ABC television, Mr Devalle said: “The instant I took a breath underwater, a white light engulfed me. I was completely happy to be in this place, and I just wanted more. And out of the middle of the light came an individual, just a beautiful creature.
“There was Jesus Christ, and he grabbed me by the wrist and said you’ve got to go back. Then I woke up on the side of the pool.”
It was this experience that left Mr Devalle pining for that place of peacefulness once again.
But he was unable to reach this level of tranquility which led to a pit of depression.
The American then spent years battling a cocaine and alcohol addiction which just sent him further into despair.
This led him to the conclusion that the best option for him was suicide.
Mr Devalle: “It will be the answer to all my problems, and I get to go back to Heaven.”
After buying a bottle of gin and three bottles of sleeping tablets, Mr Devalle pulled up on the side of an isolated road and consumed the drugs and alcohol he had bought.
He said: “I get a flash of light and suddenly I’m outside. I’m thinking ‘how the heck did I get out here?’
“I notice that there is no color, everything is grey. And the moment I closed my eyes there was another flash. I’m then in free-fall into a pit that’s pitch black.”
It was in this moment Mr Devalle said he realised he was in hell.
He continued: “It was hot, extremely hot, very humid and dense. There was smoke coming out of the ground and I am split into seven.
“Two of me are living in my past and I’m experiencing all the people that I had met throughout my life and they would come to me and get in my face and start pushing and screaming and I would relive a moment where I caused them pain.”
He then saw the suffering that his death would cause: “My mother, I was there when she collapsed when she found out I was dead from the suicide.
“My daughter, she was 18, she would sit on the floor contemplating suicide because I wasn’t there for her.
“I was weeping for Jesus to save me.
“I was then lifted up from the back of my neck and very slowly lifted out of this pit.
“A voice told me ‘you have work to do and if you continue to live life as you are, this is where you will spend eternity’.”
Mr Devalle then woke up from his experience a day later in his bed with no idea how he got there.
However, the sheer trauma of the experience caused him to quit his $1000 a week drug habit “cold turkey”.
(Article Source: express.co.uk)
A Mudra, is a Magical Gesture used for symbolic and ritual purposes. The origin of this practice is in Hinduism – as Yoga! Mudras for Magic are very common.
Through these hand gestures, a practitioner can easily attune with Magical Powers, Gods, the elements and so much more. In India, mudras are used along with with pranayama – the mystical-yogic breathing exercises (find here the yogic breathing exercise). They are used to stimulate different parts of the body. Hence, affect the flow of prana in the body. It’s amazing how simple they are and if you practice them enough, you can see outstanding results!
A Mudra, is usually very easy to do with your hands. Therefore, I love to use them while I’m on a bus, while waiting, or generally in any chance I have, while feeling idle. For better results, mudras require peace of mind and meditation. You are going to love them!
We are going to give you Mudras for good health, vitality, prosperity, happiness… but let’s start with our favourites… Here we are going to show you 3 Mudras for Magic, 3 hand gestures which can give you instant magical powers. If you master these gestures you are going to see some outstanding results! Let’s begin…
1. The Garuda Mudra (aka Eagle Mudra) : the Awakening Mudra
Lord Garuda is a bird-like creature (sometimes humanoid bird). He is the mount (vahana) of the Lord Vishnu. Garuda is usually depicted as a strong man with red wings and is associated with the Solar Energies. He is sometimes associated with the legendary bird of the Sun, the Sacred Phoenix.
Garuda Mudra can be used for Awakening. It’s a very powerful mudra which when used can elevate prana (the cosmic energy) inside our body and aura. This flow of energy immediately powers up our magic and awakens our natural abilities. It’s the perfect start for many spells and can be used for many other reasons. Let’s see some:
# Magical Powers of Garuda Mudra:
Elevates prana and fights exhaustion
Awakens our powers – magical and/or physical
Brings healing to a tired body – it boosts vitality – balances energy
It can be used to alleviate pain
Used for Aura Cleansing
Breaks obstacles – used in ‘Road Opening’ spells and rituals
Used extensively before fighting (physical or invisible) enemies
# How to use Garuda Mudra:
Sit comfortably on a chair
Assume the gesture
Touch lightly your belly with your hands
Breathe normally for 3 minutes visualising the energy flowing freely in and out of your body
Precautions: The Garuda Mudra is believed to elevate blood pressure for a short time. Ask your medical doctor for any advice.
2. The Kubera Mudra: the Mudra of Manifestation
Kubera is semi-divine Yaksha who is considered to be the Lord of Wealth and protector of the North. Kubera is usually depicted with a plump body (usually gods of wealth are depicted ‘chubby’ as a symbol of good and prosperous life) wearing precious jewels, and carrying a money-pot.
The Kubera Mudra, is also called as the ‘Mudra of Money’, or the ‘Mudra of Wealth’. The truth is that this Mudra actually activates our connection with the Astral Plane and balances the Macrocosm with the Microcosm. ‘As above, so below’ the alchemists used to say. It is used to initiate the materialisation of magical work. In others words, we use Kubera Mudra to bring in life whatever we want! No wonder why this Mudra is used in many mind control methods!
# Magical Powers of Kubera Mudra:
Manifestation of our desires
Attract wealth and money
Intensify your wishes
Focus on your intentions – give you confidence
# How to use Kubera Mudra:
Sit comfortably on a chair
Assume the gesture
Touch lightly your knees with each hand
Breathe normally for 5 minutes focusing on your intention
3. The Lotus Mudra: the Mudra of Light
Lotus has a very interesting symbolism in many ancient civilisations and traditions including India and Egypt. In both traditions, the lotus is a symbol of Light which rises from Chaos and Darkness. It is no wonder why the Lotus flower is used as an element for decorating sacred temples and sites in India and Egypt.
The Lotus Mudra, is used to help us rise from darkness and conjunct with the Holy Light. As the Lotus flower rises up out of the swamp’s mud without a drop of mud on it, so can we rise up and see the light once again, without any trace of darkness, free from negativity.
# Magical Powers of Lotus Mudra:
Cleanse our Aura
Exorcise vampiric – demonic entities (along with rituals – not just with a mudra)
Banish bad mood – raise our Vibrations (see more here)
Connect with the Divine source – Holy Light
Cleanse and bless objects, animals and peoples (along with rituals)
To charm anyone and anything
# How to use Lotus Mudra:
Sit on the floor – preferably in a lotus position or with legs just crossed
Assume the gesture
Touch lightly your knees with each hand
Breathe normally for 5 minutes focusing on a bright light shining on you from the skies
(Article Source ConsciousReminder.com)
Or through you or them. I can’t count the number of times I’ve said something to someone without even realizing what I was saying… only to watch as their mouths hit the floor.
In fact, when most of them ask me to repeat what I said I normally fumble to even recall what that was. Yet in those exact moments I’ve learned that some of the most profound and life altering information is exchanged. Consequently I’ve learned that being a medium for spirit is often ongoing and doesn’t really require much involvement from me.
Too though, I’ve also learned this can happen to and through anyone, which is why I make it a point to really listen when people speak. You just never know when the exact thing you need to hear the most will spill out of someone’s mouth… all without their even realizing it. Pretty cool, right?
“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.
(Article Source WakeUp-World.com)
WHAT IS A SPIRIT GUIDE?
Many people believe they have spirit guides. Some refer to theirs as angels or guardians. Regardless, if you believe you have one, a spirit guide is there simply to guide, not as an entity that you need to give yourself over to. If a spirit guide has a negative influence on your behavior, then chances are good that it’s not a spirit guide at all, but something else entirely.
These are some of the more commonly found types of spirit guides:
1. ASCENDED MASTERS
These are guides often found by people who do energy work, such as Reiki. An ascended master who appears as a spirit guide is often a being that led a physical life and has moved on to a higher spiritual plane — for example, Buddha, Krishna, even Jesus. Ascended masters usually work with collective groups of souls — in other words, if you’ve got an ascended master hanging around you, you’re not the only one he or she is helping. Their primary focus is that of helping all of humanity. It’s not uncommon for an ascended master to have access to Akashic records. Also referred to as Master Teacher guides.
2. ANCESTRAL GUIDES
An ancestral guide is one who can claim some sort of kinship with you, such as your dear Aunt Tillie who died when you were ten. It may also appear in the form of a long-dead ancestor. In some schools of thought, these entities are seen as reincarnatedguides, because they are the spirits of someone who loved us during their physical lifetime, or who had some sort of blood connection to our family.
Some people, depending on their religious upbringing, may see these types of guides as guardian angels.
3. COMMON SPIRIT GUIDE, OR TEACHER GUIDE
A typical spirit guide is archetypical, symbolic or representative of something else. For example, you may find your guide appears in the form of a warrior, a storyteller, or a wise woman, and they have appeared to you for a purpose.
Typically, that purpose is to teach you and guide you along a particular path. They may also introduce you to other archetypes along your journey, and help out with problem solving, based upon your needs. They are known to provide insight by way of dreams or meditation, and may only hang around as long as you need them, then move on.
4. ANIMAL GUIDES
Although many people claim to have animals as spirit guides, often these entities are more companions than anything else. It’s not uncommon for a deceased pet to linger around, keeping you company through the grieving process. In some spiritual traditions, such as various Native American or shamanic paths, a person may have an animal totem, which provides teaching and/or protection.
Some people in the metaphysical community break down spirit guides by purpose, rather than their type. For instance, Amanda Meder, who works as a psychic medium, explains that in her practice, guides typically fall into one of these six categories: protectors, gate keepers, message bearers, healers, teachers, and guides that bring us joy.
In addition, many people believe that their spirit guides are angelic beings. This may or may not resonate with you, depending on whether you accept the existence of angels or not.
Some members of the Pagan community do, but angels aren’t typically found in every Pagan belief system.
Now that you know what a spirit guide is, how do you find yours? There are a few different methods you can use to find your spirit guide. If you think you’ve made contact with one, but you’re sensing some read flags, you’ll want to be aware of some basic spirit guide warning signs. If the entity you’re working with turns out not to be a spirit guide at all, but something unpleasant and unwanted, it’s time to get rid of it! Follow these simple pointers for eliminating unwanted entities.
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 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.
The 7 Levels of Soul Age & What It Means For The Journey of Souls…
Soul age is a concept used to describe the experiences of soul growth and the development of a soul across lifetimes.
Unlike physical age… Soul age is not determined based on time, or how many incarnations your soul has had into the physical.
Soul age is a highly personal description and way of tracking growth. It simply refers to how far your soul has progressed on the path of growth and soul development.
With increased soul wisdom comes advancement in soul age. This is why the number of lifetimes you have can be far more than the number of levels in any soul age.
No soul age is better, worse, ahead or behind of any other. Rather the pace at which a soul moves through the levels is something decided long before incarnations begin.
Some souls move through the ages quickly and others like to take their time in order to experience as much depth and learning at a certain level as possible.
After the soul has made its way through all of the levels in every soul age, a new cycle begins on the spiritual plane. The soul’s learning continues, but not through physical incarnations… But in the realms of spirit.
Soul age isn’t a reflection of how many lives you’ve lived. It’s more a reflection of how you’ve grown from the experiences you’ve had during your lives. Remember also that no spirit is more advanced than another. We are all simply in different places having different experiences on our evolutionary journeys.
The Seven Stages of Soul Age
The seven earthly soul ages include infant, baby, young, mature, old soul, transcendental soul, and infinite soul… Each of these soul ages has seven levels.
By the time a spirit reaches the fifth soul age, they have developed a broad understanding of life, and they understand that they are one with the universal tapestry.
Most souls on Earth at this time are somewhere between infant and mature… Through many old souls are returning to help usher in the ascension and enlightenment of the planet and all humanity.
The Infant Soul Age
For souls in this age, learning how to survive is the main concern. When you first begin the spiritual journey in human form, there is a great deal of fear to overcome. Many who are born in primitive conditions are Infant souls.
These often short lifetimes look, from the outside, to be difficult and undesirable as there are a number of obstacles and challenges to continuously overcome. Ethics and morality are not a main concern while seeking pleasure and avoiding pain are paramount.
What is great about Infant Souls is that because they are so new to the human experience, they are often more connected with spirit and nature than other people. They maintain a sense of oneness with the Divine throughout their lives and they tend to be simple earthy people.