How to Know When Your Chakras Need a Tune-Up

While some don’t put much stock in chakras, I say it can never hurt to take the possibility of such things into account.

For me, having worked with acupressure for years, while also experiencing acupuncture well over a dozen times, I know there’s something to it. I also know we’re all entirely constructed of energy. So why wouldn’t there be a few main “hubs” within us where all energies unite? Personally, I think it makes us even more amazing so I completely dig the idea of it.

Consequently, if you’re experiencing any of the “symptoms” noted in red, perhaps you might want to consider what a nice Chakra Balancing Meditation, Acupressure Session, or Acupuncturist could do for you. Seriously, it’s a really amazing thing to work with.

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Spiritual Perfection – What is it? AND… do we even want to aspire to it?

Calleen Wilder

Spiritual Perfection

I saw this.  I loved this.  SO…. I’m posting it.  Reason being, I’ve talked to hundreds, if not thousands, of people over the last 30 or so years about matters involving being a good “spiritually aware” person.

What I’ve concluded as a result of having done so is this…  we all do it differently.  I think we’re supposed to.  I mean let’s face it, even my definition of what “being spiritual” means is probably vastly different than yours.  After all, we all have minds that perceive every single little thing we encounter on a daily basis differently… likely attributable to a combination of our past experiences, our expectations, our emotions, and yes, even what we want it to mean.

Consequently, when I run into someone who tries to tell me how a truly spiritual person should act, I find myself silently wondering how they could possibly know.  I mean who are they to tell me by what guidepost I should measure my own progress.  Really?!?!?!

Bottom line is, none of us knows.  Nor am I sure that any of us are doing it “right”.  In fact, I’m not even sure we’re meant to seek perfection.

My belief is that I’m here to find my answers in my quirky, what some might call entirely strange, way.  The way I am to do that, I imagine, is via my life experiences, along with what I choose to take from both my perceived wins and my losses.

And my way won’t work for you.  It can’t work for you.  You’re your own soul, your own light, and definitely your own person.  A person I can’t even begin to comprehend on the level you can.

That’s not to say if I have any insights to share, or an opinion you wish to consider, I won’t share it, because I will.  Still I’m always careful to share too that you take what I say and apply it to your very personal and unique situation however you like… or if you don’t like, chuck it altogether.  No harm.  No foul.

In the end I think we all should simply live our lives with our own consciousness leading the way.  You’ll know when you’ve done something less than fabulous.  You’ll know instinctively, I believe, based on how uncomfortable you feel inside about it.  And yes, we’re all going to do things we’re not entirely proud of doing.  Even knowing that I, for one, will continue to do some pretty questionable things from time to time.  Why?  I’m human.  I’m still learning.  Thus, I cut myself a whole bunch of slack.  You should too.

I think it was Iyanla Vanzant who wrote (when speaking of what she believed was the seven levels of heaven/higher realm) that she’d never make it to the highest level because she liked shoes too much.  I LOVE THAT!  I think she and I are likely in similar boats despite the fact my earthly downfalls have nothing to do with shoes.

In the end I say just do what feels right to you as much as you can, while doing what doesn’t feel right a little bit less whenever possible.  But do stop pretending.  Quite frankly, spiritually pompous people wear thin on my delicately wired Virgo nerves (ha).   Plus, it’s a really heavy load for those who do so to carry.  I mean how can you ever really know yourself if you never act life yourself?

Anyway, that’s my two cents worth of insight.  Again, take it or leave it.  Yet I still liked the meme.  Calleen

‘Ghosts of Shepherdstown’ Spoilers: Season 2 Investigates Paranormal Activities in Shepherdstown’s Local Rivers

BY SHIENA BERNARDINO

I had to share this.  I loved this show.  If you missed the first season know that it combines a real-life mystery with the paranormal…. two of my most favorite things.  Watch it and let me hear your thoughts below.  Calleen

“Ghosts of Shepherdstown” season 2 premieres July 10

The paranormal investigations experts will be back for the second spooky season of “Ghosts of Shepherdstown.”

The Wrap exclusively revealed that Destination America renewed the thrilling series where a group of ghost hunters will be back with series hosts Nick Groff, Elizabeth Saint, and Bill Hartley for another round of investigations regarding the hard-to-explain occurrences in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

“As a network that searches for answers to the unknown, Destination America is ready to deliver another awe-inspiring season of ‘Ghosts of Shepherdstown.’ Our audience has told us they want to know more about the unexplained and we are going to deliver,” Destination America general manager Jane Latman said in a statement. “It’s rare for the story in a paranormal docuseries to unfold serially as it does in this show, but Shepherdstown is a one-of-a-kind haunted destination with roots that reach far beyond what we thought was possible.”

According to the report, the show will center on the speculations that supernatural forces exist within the local rivers that run through Shepherdstown in “Ghosts of Shepherdstown” season 2. The hosts will be called to convene at the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers within the town of Harpers Ferry to look into the unexplainable activities that are happening at the John Brown Wax Museum.

According to other reports, the investigation will lead them to discover several spirits that can be traced back to the Civil War as well as the restless spirits of a family who suffered during a tragedy.

The team will be assisted by psychic medium Lorie Johnson in their attempt to drive out the creepy events that are happening in the West Virginia museum.

Destination America will air the premiere episode of “Ghosts of Shepherdstown” season 2 on Monday, July 10, at 10 p.m. EDT. But fans of the supernatural series will be able to see the premiere episode online on Sunday, July 2.

(Article Source Christianpost.com)

WHAT DOES YOUR BIRTH TIME SAY ABOUT YOU?

Via SecretsOfBody.org

Your Birth Time

Astrologers claim that hour of the birth of a baby defines the personality of the future adult. Time dictates you not only birth ascendancy in astrology, but influences your biorhythms and traits. If you do not know the time at when you were born, call your mother to find out quickly as it reveal things about yourself that might surprise you.

If you were born between 00:00 and 4:00 A.M.
You feel comfortable and confident when you are in social situations which you are familiar. You are always in search of stability and security and, for this reason, some believe that you are a reserved person. For you, family is a priority.

If you were born between 8:00 am and 4:00 A.M.
You are a person attracted to artistic horizons, and this makes you feel great. Feel the need to see you as an important person and that’s why you have big claims about yourself. You are a leader by nature but sometimes this could be disturbing to others.

If you were born between the hours of 8:00 am and 12:00 P.M.
You are a naturally curious person who never tires and is always eager to discover new things. You are a good communicator and an intellectual person. You are also a trusted friend that many would like to have it. Love to read, write and travel.

If you were born between 12:00 P.M. to 16:00 P.M.
You are an energetic and positive person and you like to solve mysteries of life’s most spectacular. You are afraid to open yourself in front of others and to show your feelings and not let yourself be carried away when it comes to trust and love.

If you were born between 16:00 P.M. to 20:00 P.M.
You’re a sensitive person and activities such as meditation gives you a positive mood. You like to spend time alone and you are not looking for glory or fame. Also, you like to help others.

If you were born between 20:00 P.M to 0:00 P.M.
You are a person who knows who he is and what he wants. Chicken emphasis on creativity and crave for attention and fame. To achieve your goal, you love to overcome all your limits.

(Article Source SecretsofBody.org)

You Have 4 Kinds Of Soul Mates. Here’s How To Recognize Each One

By Melissa Lindsay Freedman

types of soul mates

“A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave.” — Elizabeth Gilbert

You find a soul mate, or a spiritual partner, when you least expect it. Soul mates are the people who mirror you, make you aware of your repetitive patterns, and propel you forward on your journey. Being more aware of the different types of soul mate relationships you’ll encounter in life can help us take advantage of those opportunities and develop deeper connections. Below are four types of soul mates I’ve identified:

1. HEALING SOUL MATES

These are friends who arrive with intention and provide you with life lessons that clear blocks from your past by mirroring you. Healing soul mates show up by divine timing — exactly when we most need to learn what they have to teach.

These friends help us learn how to move forward. A healing friendship exists only as long as your purposes are aligned.

How do you recognize one?

When the relationship or friendship escalates fast. This type of friend usually shows up when you are dealing with repetitive patterns and attempting to work through old issues.

How do you nurture this relationship?

Know up front that this friendship might not last. Like all relationships, it only works if the two of you can respect each other’s need for space and come together with understanding at other times. The intense bond can be redolent of a sibling or romantic relationship. The friendship may have lots of ups and downs, but if you can take the good with the bad, this type of relationship will be very fruitful.

2. PAST-LIFE SOUL MATES

Because these people might have been a lover or soul mate in a past life, the relationships feel easy and comfortable. The connection is instant. You might feel like you will be friends forever — no matter how much time passes or how far apart you are geographically — and you’re probably right. This friendship will likely last for a lifetime because you will never want to run or hide from these friends.

These relationships can be carefree, but they also shape us. They teach us to trust and believe in ourselves. In this dynamic, both people feel comfortable telling each other anything. Nothing is off limits. You are accepted for who you are.

These are the friends who help you grow into the person you’re meant to be, and have the special ability to propel you toward your destiny without pain or suffering. Often, we try to turn these relationships romantic, but it is usually impossible. There’s a lack of physical attraction or a desire to sustain and protect your friendship.

How do you recognize one?

You meet this type of person when you’re truly being yourself. Past-life soul mates appear when you’re in your element and you don’t hold anything back. They always have your best interests at heart and will stop at nothing when asked to help you accomplish your dreams. This type of friendship will last a lifetime.

How do you nurture this relationship?

Stay connected. Check in by email or phone, just to say you’re thinking of them. These people come in and out of your life when you need to be directed, and they always bring love and fun. They help bring you back to your inner desires and reconnect you with your abilities. They are crucial in shaping you into the best person you can be.

3. KARMIC SOUL MATES

These people, too, are connected to you through a past life. These connections are deep and karmic, and often painful, as they involve ego struggles. Ego pain must be endured, because it is the point. Working through the relationship and learning to overcome suffering is often the only resolution.

How do you recognize one?

Karmic soul mates have a twinlike connection. In times of intense emotion, you actually feel what they feel. Often, these mates have been reincarnated and are reliving some karma to break a negative cycle.

How do you nurture this relationship?

Be aware of the energy you emit, and do your best to remove your ego. If you focus on the positive aspects of the relationship, you will draw positivity from this person. Remove your ego by focusing on what is best for the both of you. Do your best to give unconditional love and understanding to your partner. Unconditional kindness will make your soul mate feel at ease.

Read Also: 10 Warning Signs The Universe Sends When You’re On The Wrong Path

4. TWIN FLAMES

Twin flames work together to overcome emotional and spiritual barriers. They can talk for hours without running out of things to say. They think alike, finish each other’s sentences, and naturally do things as a pair. This relationship transcends the ego.

When you meet a twin flame, you get a sense of wholeness from the relationship. Not everyone meets their twin flame as a lover, but those who do will enjoy this relationship for the rest of their lives.

How do you recognize one?

You’ll feel like you have known the other person for many lifetimes, and you will rarely want to be apart. Before long, twin flames start to make collective decisions on everything.

How do you nurture this relationship?

The most important aspect of a twin flame relationship is honesty, but relating to your twin flame feels natural and easy. You can probably easily communicate even without words. When both are completely themselves, twin flames can overcome anything.

Every one of these relationships has the potential to end in heartbreak, but each one is also an opportunity to resolve and change your relationship karma. Every relationship that you learn from, and end by moving forward with love, can be marked as a success. It doesn’t have to last forever to serve its purpose.

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN BY MELISSA LINDSAY FREEDMAN AND PUBLISHED ON MIND BODY GREEN

10 Dream Symbols You Should Never Ignore

1. FLYING

Dreams of flying often indicate the need to reach ambition. Where are you going? How are you getting there? Are you having trouble navigating through life? Flying dreams tend to leave us recharged when we wake. There is a feeling of freedom and being able to accomplish anything in our way.

2. WATERFALLS

Dream Symbols You Should Never Ignore

When we dream of water it usually conveys the emotional state of the mind. Water symbolizes cleansing and purity. To dream of waterfalls is a great omen. This represents new beginnings as the old is washed out.

If you see waterfalls in your dreams, ask yourself these questions: Is the waterfall a small one or a large one? How are you perceiving your obstacles? Is the waterfall in a dark jungle or a beautiful beach?

3. TEETH

Dreams with teeth are very common. Not all teeth dreams symbolize aging. Pulling of teeth symbolizes something that needs to come out, while rotten teeth symbolize the holding of fear and anxiety. Dreaming of falling teeth are the most typical of all teeth dreams. They are usually derived to new situations that cause stress: a new job, fear of loss, lack of power in a relationship, or lies that are being kept hidden.If you see teeth in your dreams, ask yourself these questions: How do you feel about your teeth? We use our teeth to nourish the body. How are we nourishing our lives?

4. DEATH

Dreaming with death is more common than most people admit. As morbid as it feels, to dream of death usually symbolizes the ending of something. Death is the termination of ego parts. There is the death of anxiety and anger. The death of a situation. There is the death of an idea allowing for the birth of another. Dreaming of death or dying can be a psychological aspect of working tremendous changes in emotions.

If you see death in your dreams, ask yourself these questions: Where you the one who died? Was it a loved one? These dreams can also be guidance from a departed loved one trying to give comfort.

5. PREGNANT

Dreaming of being pregnant symbolizes a major growth and development. It can be geared to future projects and desires.

If you visualize pregnancy in your dreams, ask yourself these questions: What are you trying to create? What transformation are you encountering in your waking life? Are you pregnant with possibilities? Pregnant dreams can bring fruitful ideas for a job or relationship.

6. HOUSES

Dreams of houses symbolize the self and the different aspects of personality. Depending on the type of house or the different rooms the interpretation can deepen. Houses are about security and comfort. An attic symbolizes hidden memories, while a basement can mean intuition and the unconscious mind.

If you see houses in your dreams, ask yourself: How are you taking care of your body? How do you perceive yourself out in the world?\

7. MONEY

Money dreams can allow us to wake with such gratitude. Dreaming with money is about luck and how we perceive our self-worth. Winning the lottery symbolizes a change in lifestyle while dreaming of giving money away is a fear of loss. Money dreams pertain to the core of our emotions towards the abundance and prosperity. Financial stability or losses are often stress factors in our lives.

If you see money in your dreams, ask yourself: Did you lose your job? Are you in debt? What would you do if you won the lottery? The relationship with finances is one that rarely leaves the mind during waking moments. Money symbolizes the flow of life.

8. ADULTERY

Dreaming of adultery signifies sexual desires and urges that are repressed or are needing to be expressed. These type of dreams also carry abandonment and fears, self-worth issues, and an unconscious acceptance of a problematic relationship.

If adultery appears in your dreams, ask yourself: Are you afraid of losing a loved one? Are you unhappy in your own relationship? How do you feel about your body and desires?

9. FIRE

Fire dreams can have several meanings depending on the context of the dream. Seeing fire in a distance symbolizes desire and transformation, while playing with fire can be a warning of risky activities. If you dream of starting a fire it symbolizes anger that is being repressed.

Ask yourself: Do you avoid risky situations? Do you spend your day putting out fires?

10. NAKED

Dreams of being naked are very common. They connect to our fear of being exposed. If the dream is about someone else being naked it signifies “the naked truth” of a situation or foretell an illicit affair. It can also mean the loss of respect. Nakedness is about accepting flaws and imperfections. Just like in waking moments it is about how much is exposed to the world of the self.

If you are naked in a dream, ask yourself: Are you afraid of being seen for who you are? Are you over exposing yourself?

Dreams represent episodes of our lives that can be analyzed in millions of ways, and the dreamer is the only one who can figure out the true emotional state of the dream. These are only a few suggestions into the world of night visions; the mind, body and spirit are intertwined and how we perceive the self plays over and over during our sleep.

The mind will try desperately to dictate, through short visions, how our emotions are being played. Anxiety or joy can change the way we sleep. It’s up to us to truly be aware how we carry ourselves during waking ours.

“Dreams…are invariably seeking to express something that the ego does not know and does not understand.” – Carl Jung

Via: Family Health Freedom Network

Haunted Celebrities – Their Homes & Their Stories

By Roz Zurko

Haunted Celebrities

When things go bump in the night at Jared Leto’s house, it is probably not his imagination. Leto lives high in the Hollywood Hills in an old Air Force Station that was decommissioned long ago, and he believes he is living there with other occupants that have passed on from this world.

It is not only Leto who has witnessed things in his house, he has lost a few of his staff in his home because of the eerie happenings. The old Air Force station is on the top of a mountain and Leto equates it to having his own “refuge.” He reports that he is quite at home in the house, despite the visitors that have scared some of his staff away, according to Digital Spy.

When talking about the house, Leto said the following.

“God knows what they did here. But it talks. We’ve already had ghost sightings reported by my housekeeper. A handyman quit the project as he had an encounter.”

Leto never elaborated on the type of encounter that this handyman experienced, but apparently, it was enough to make him walk off a project he was working on. His housekeeper has also reported ghost sightings in the house.

5 True Stories About The Military’s Paranormal Activity Research

By JAMES CLARK

Military ParanormalWhat if I told you that the Department of Defense and the CIA spent four decades researching extrasensory perception and psychokinesis — i.e., bending spoons with your mind?

From the 1950s to the 1990s, the military and intelligence communities investigated psychic phenomena, conducted clandestine missions that relied on subjects believed to have supernatural powers, and competed with the Soviet Union in a psychic arms race.

In “Phenomena: The Secret History of the U.S. Government’s Investigations Into Extrasensory Perception and Psychokinesis,” published in March, investigative journalist Annie Jacobsen explores the bizarre world of government-funded research into the paranormal.

“The responsibility of the Defense Department and CIA is to be aware of what the enemy is working on and to create programs to counter it,” Jacobsen says. “Is this the chicken and the egg scenario? Is this the military industrial complex?”

Task & Purpose spoke to Jacobsen to discuss how it all started, and how it was allowed to get as far as it did. Here are five crazy but true stories about the government’s research into psychic phenomena.

1. It started with the Nazis, some of whom were obsessed with black magic.

In 1945, with the Nazi regime defeated, members of an elite U.S. scientific intelligence initiative called Operation Alsos made their way to Berlin to scoop up as much intel as possible on German military projects. In the bombed-out remnants of a villa in an affluent neighborhood in southwestern Berlin, they uncovered a cache of documents and artifacts that were part of the Ahnenerbe, Heinrich Himmler’s science organization, which was well-funded and vast. It even had an entire branch devoted to the “Survey of the So-called Occult Sciences,” Jacobsen writes in “Phenomena.”

The high-ranking Nazi leader was obsessed with the occult. On Himmler’s orders, SS officers raided Germany’s occupied territories for artifacts related to magic, even ransacking museums in Poland, Ukraine, and the Crimea for mystical texts. Nazi scientists at Ahnenerbe scoured the globe for items like the Holy Grail and the Lance of Destiny, the spear thought to have killed Christ.

Friday’s Full Moon in Sagittarius

I found this to be incredibly informative and wanted to share.  Because even though this Full Moon event has already just happened, it will continue to apply to all of us for the next few weeks.  In fact, the outcome of this particular Full Moon (largely thanks to Saturn being one of its closest neighbors) is likely to change our lives in some way very meaningful… albeit not particularly easy or fun…. from here on out.

I personally can attest to how accurate this writing is since I have Sagitarrius Rising in my chart.  Trust me when I say, the last 2 years have been tough, unexpected, raw, humbling, and just incredibly “testing” (as is Saturn’s way).  And even then I’m way playing down the severity of the reshaping I’ve gone through.

 Anyway, thought you’d enjoy it too.  Calleen

Collage by Chani

Endings come in big and small ways. All shapes and sizes. Carrying with them all kinds of consequences. Information for us to unpack. Confirmations about what we need next.

Some growth cycles are complete before we are ready to move on. Accepting the fact that something has played out its potential is key to letting ourselves grieve if there is grief, heal if there is healing to be done, and eventually move on with the lessons that we are left with. 

How we approach each completion, how we arrive at each milestone, and how we handle each ending is a deeply personal endeavor. Unique to each situation. Unique to our constitution at that moment. Unique to the phase of life we find ourselves in. Each ending is an opportunity to meet difficulty with graciousness. Towards ourselves. Towards the situation. Towards those that we struggle with.

Friday’s full moon, known as the Rose, Flower or Strawberry Moon, occurs at 6:10 AM PT at 18° of Sagittarius and acts as a catalyst for such events. Sagittarius seeks the truth. It has an unquenchable thirst for great quests. It has an unrelenting buoyancy that helps it navigate even the most depressing endeavors. Sitting next to Saturn, this full moon has a more serious tone to it, however.

Full moons mark times of something having reached its peak, its climax, its full potential. Saturn represents a boundary, a limit, and an invitation to mature. Saturn has been in Sagittarius for the past 2 years, helping us develop the part of our chart that contains Sagittarius. For those with Sagittarius rising, this has meant a 2 year (at least) period of rigorous self-development. For those with their sun in Sagittarius, this has most likely meant cultivating self-discipline and tremendous patience with regards to your own growth and maturation process. For folks with their moon in Sagittarius this has most likely meant learning to cultivate an emotional maturity and boundaries over the past two years. If you don’t have any major planets or points in Sagittarius, look to see what house in your chart contains Sagittarius (and the meanings of that house) to better understand what this planet has demanded you take more responsibility for.

Since this will be the last full moon in Sagittarius with Saturn present for a few decades, this full moon reveals how well we have worked with Saturn over the past couple of years. Working well with Saturn means showing up for class early, taking all of our assignments seriously and turning in our homework ahead of time. Working well with Saturn isn’t always possible but if we do have done our best, we are rewarded with the honor of self-respect.

This full moon is ruled by Jupiter. On the same day as the full moon, Jupiter (currently in Libra) stations direct. Releasing bucketloads of optimism, the ruler of this full moon lies in stark contrast to Saturn’s steely gaze. But opportunity often comes out of situations that we struggle through and grapple with and consequences help motivate us to make an effort to better ourselves. If Sagittarius, and Jupiter for that matter, inspire us towards anything, it’s wisdom. If Saturn can teach us anything, it’s how to develop the patience required to cultivate it. 

May this full moon help us to seek out the sources of wisdom that can sometimes come to us cloaked in consequences, endings or departures. May we trust that whatever occurs during the full moon is for the greater good of our lives. May we remind ourselves that growth doesn’t need to feel good to be good for us in the long run.

Full moon blessings, 

Chani

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