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Optimal Dates With Electional Astrology

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The subject of Electional Astrology, or more simply Elections, is concerned with the choosing, or “electing”, of propitious times for the commencement of any undertaking. Essentially it is the converse of Horary Astrology, for though its methods and procedure are similar it starts from the point at which Horary Astrology finishes and works back to the point at which the latter begins.

The general principle of making an election is extremely simple. We have to take the planetary positions as we find them within a certain limit of time, and arrange them into the horoscope diagram so that the planets ruling the matter concerned are as strong as free from affliction as we can make them, and all the hundances and afflicting positions are tucked neatly away where they can do the least possible harm.

This process of making any given planet as strong as it can be is known as firtifying it, and consists in placing the planet in a favorable sign in an angle or an appropriate house, and in so arranging the date that it receives good aspects from the benefits of Venus and Juniter, and is not afflicted, not in some cases aspected at all, by the malefics Mars, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Unfortunately, we are always very dependent upon the general planetary positions at the time, and it is usually quite impossible to make an ideal election, because the planets will most disobliging refuse to arrange themselves suitably within the time limit at our disposal. In such cases we have to do the best we can with the available material, but with a little trouble it will always be found possible to obtain an election that is reasonably satisfactory.

A Story Of Life, Death & Reincarnation

Welcome fellow souls to « The Human Family Crash Course Series,» a new project collaborated together by empress2inspire.blog and diosraw.com. Together we will be working on a different topic for each crash course; our second topic is focused on «Western Esotericism.» Each topic will have eight posts with posts on Mondays and Thursdays. We hope you enjoy our series and we look forward to knowing how our posts have inspired you!

Have you heard of the Greek mythological story of Hades and Persephone? I’m sure you have at some point in your life as it’s one of the well known Greek myths. Hades was the brother of Zeus and the god of the underworld. Persephone was the daughter of Demeter, the Goddess of nature.

Persephone Taken To The Underworld
Hades was love stricken by Persephone and kidnapped her, he traveled above ground to pursue her, while she was gathering flowers in a field. Hades confided his secret to his brother Zeus, asking for help; the two of them concocted a plan to trap her. As Persephone played with her companions, both Gods caused the ground to split underneath her. Persephone fell beneath the Earth and Hades stole her to the Underworld where he made her his wife. Persephone was very unhappy, but after some time, she came to love the cold-blooded Hades and lived happily with him.

Demeter Searches For Persephone
Demeter hurried back to where she had left her daughter, horrified to find her missing, she asked all as to the whereabouts of her beloved daughter. No one could tell her anything at all and the furious Goddess said that they couldn’t protect her child. Demeter cursed all the nymphs into becoming women with plumed bodies and scaly feet, called the sirens. The river Cyane was the only one who helped Diameter by washing over the belt of Persephone, indicating that something very suspicious had happened. Demeter went absolutely mad and hunted for her daughter everywhere. The Goddess even disguised herself as an old lady with a lighted torch in her hands roaming the Earth for nine long days and nine long nights. Finally, she met Hekate, the deity of magic, witchcraft, spirits and crossroads, at the dawn of the 10th day who had sorrow at her dismal condition and asked her to seek help from the all seeing Helios, the sun god. Helios told Demeter how Hades had dragged her daughter, Persephone, into the underworld.

Persephone In The Underworld
Demeter, Persephone’s mother, begged her brother Hades to let Persephone back to live above the underworld, denoting that the young Persephone was not supposed to live in the underworld. Hades conversed with Zeus and they both decided to allow Persephone to live on earth for six months each year and the other half of her time would be in the Underworld.

Before Persephone left the underworld, she was persuaded to eat four seeds of a pomegranate. Ancient mythology says, to eat the fruit of one’s captor meant that one would have to return to that captor or country, so Persephone was doomed to return to the underworld for four months of the year. But she was allowed to spend the remaining two-thirds of the year with her Earth Mother, Demeter.

The myth of Hades and Persephone is associated with the arriving of Spring and Winter, when Persephone comes to the earth, it’s springtime and when she descends to Hades, it is winter. This symbolises the changing of the seasons and cyclical everlasting time.

The disappearance and the return of the goddess Persephone were the occasions of grand festivals in ancient Greece, among them the Elefsinian rites, whose secrets were very closely guarded and little is known about them today. Some experts in this field believe the rites or mysteries gave birth to the idea of a more perfect life after death, and thus helped lay the foundation for the coming of Christianity, which upholds the idea of everlasting life.

The basic tenet of this story is that energy never dies, even when we pass on, we are always forevermore. We are eternal beings.

Let us know your take on this mythological tale below.

~Insights Into Why People Quit On You~

~Safety – They don’t feel safe with you.

~Lack Of Character – Integrity is lost and lack of trust is now permeating the relationship.

~Not Showing Up – You’re not there anymore.

~Lack Of Enthusiasm – The same things repeat over and over again and your energy boosting rubbing off on one another is lost.

~Changing Of Mind Often – Lack of reliably.

~Fake & Inauthentic – Eventually the upholded character will fall away.

~Lack Of Putting Effort Into The Relationship

~Arrogance – It’s a one sided relationship and all about one person.

~No Longer Relating

~Dealing With Conflict – Fight or flight or freeze mode; retreating and silent treatment.

~No long having a vision – Where is the relationship going?

~DiosRaw, 25/02/21, 15:32PM

The History & Theory Of Human Design

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The Human Design System. An emerging system of empowered self awareness. Designing is the tool of how you are on the genetic level and it provides a laser pointed insight on how your energy interacts with others and how you can live and choose authentically and what’s right for you, in love, in career, travel and all of life’s biggest decisions.

Albert Einstein once said, “A new type of thinking is essential if mankind is to survive and move to higher levels.”

The History and Theory of Human Design

Human Design came through the 80’s and it was channelled and received by a man who then went by the name of “Ra”. This system is a really profound tool and what Human Design practitioners say is just live your design, live the experiment, and see what happens. Human Design is basically a sign of differentiation. It says that we all are 99.9% genetically identical but what we are interested in is that 0.1% that makes us different. Human Design also has the ability to show our conditioning, how we get influenced or affected by our environment and by relationships. It offers profound insights and inexplicable wisdom in every area of our lives including the kind of career we will choose, relationships, the home environment, even talks to us about our sleep patterns and what’s healthier for that. Family relationships are probably the most important aspect of what affects our human design system.

If we look at the history a little bit, in 1987, this is when “Ra” who was formerly an entrepreneur himself, a magazine publisher, ad executive and also a musician.He was on an island of Ibiza in Spain and he had this profound and life altering experience where he received the system through what was called the voice over a period of 8 days. There is a human design system video from Ra on youtube where he describes how intense this experience was and was excruciating even. Basically the voice shared with him this kind of cosmology for the mechanics of the universe. It was both mystical and scientific at the same time and Ra has these experiences of insomnia, confusion. Headaches and what he thought was insanity coming his way. In the years that followed, he slowly started with individuals and friends and clients and that is when he really started to see value in this system. Since its inception in 1987, we have this system of Human Design practised all over the world. In many countries there have been conferences and quite a few books written now.

Amber & Raffaello’s Self-Empowerment Series: Tantric Love

Welcome to Raffaello’s (raffaellopalandri.wordpress.com) and Amber’s (diosraw.com) collaboration project called “The Self Empowerment Series.”

Together we will provide you with the tools through words on how to empower yourself and face the world in your own divine sovereignty.

Tantric Love

We can define Tantric Love for what it is, at its most intimate core: awareness, unity, and holistic love. So, to be even more clear about it, Tantra requires you to limit the basic, immediate gratification of the self to create a deeper, stronger, and mutually enriching bond with another (and yes this means ONE other) person.

Being a Tantra Master, I am often asked about Tantra and how we can easily and pleasantly incorporate it into our daily life.

Many think that Tantra advocates easy sex and multiple partners. That is not what I have been taught and what I teach. I am convinced that to reach Tantra’s ultimate goal, the transcendence of the basic needs of body, mind, and soul, you should avoid occasional partners.

The Origins Of Tantra
Tantra is a millenary holistic practice that combines meditation, spirituality, sexuality, sensual massages, personal growth, awareness, and awakening.
It is diffused in different cultures and traditions like the Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain ones in India and it’s known to be referred to in Yoga, Meditative, and religious practice across the Indian subcontinent and today, the world.
It dates back to the 6th century as a standardized set of practices, but its first references come from the Rigveda, a collection of Vedic Sacred Hymns in Sanskrit, back to a period ranging from 1700 and 1100 BC.

The concept of Tantric Love in its more ancient and traditional understanding represents the path toward awakening using the same path of god Shiva and the goddess Shakti, who represented male consciousness and female power respectively. From their union, mental, physical, and spiritual, a new awareness and awakening have born, available for everyone to reach.
Tantra is a millenary set of practices, deeply rooted in the Indian and Tibetan culture, which aim at letting the practitioners reaching a higher awareness by getting free of the basic understanding of body and mind. In the last decades,
Tantra has experienced a resurgence in Western cultures when it has been incorporated into some New Age spiritual practices which had the advantage of spreading the knowledge of the practice but also gave it a general twist toward sexual activities that were not present in any of the original texts.
That said, I want to show you some key points about Tantric Love, hoping that you may find it worth a try. I am sure that once you start to incorporate it into your life, you will never leave it.

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Tantric Love is not the same thing as Sex

Following the most traditional and ancient tradition of Tantra, you will discover that sex is just one of the parts of the life-enriching experience of Tantric Love. So, if you are thinking that Tantra is all about sex … you are wrong.

There are schools and traditions that favor sex in a specific way as a tool to transcend the body and the mind, and they are usually said to be following what is known as Red Tantra or left-hand (“impure”) path, or also Vama Marga in Sanskrit. These schools are historically considered focused on sensuality and sexuality, so focused on developing the use of the energy coming from and into the lower chakras. Of course, all of the chakras are involved in the sex act, thus creating a connection between the partners. Red tantra also includes lovemaking not only with one single partner but also with other partners.
The path that I follow is more into what is called White Tantra: a tradition that is mainly focused on holistic, complete growth. It is basically an individual or a couple path: the path of the right hand or Dakshini Marga in Sanskrit. White Tantra has as its goal to transcend the limits of your current situation and understanding of life. It’s about transcending the limited ego through disciplined mental, physical, and spiritual practices that have to be learned through the expert, loving guidance of a master or teacher. White Tantra works with practices that include meditation, mindfulness, yoga, Kundalini, and Pranayama.
During this practice, your body, mind, and soul get rid of all limiting thoughts, behaviors, and mindsets by setting you free.

You will learn and use mantras, mudras, yantras, and visualizations. You will also learn meditation, breathwork, physical, mental and spiritual practices. All of the major chakras are involved in this practice, and the goal is to open the upper two.
So, White Tantra and Tantric Love have nothing to do with just basic sexual expressions. This path recognizes the importance of the body and its intimate energy and uses physical touch and sexual practices as useful and powerful practices, even if not absolutely necessary, in order to advance to higher levels.

In White Tantra and Tantric Love, your sexual energy is added with the energy of your soul partner and joined to Universal Energy. In this way, you can add this transformed, augmented energy to your love and life. It means merging two embodied souls, into a greater awakening that surpasses pleasure and. The connection between the two soul partners is a connection with a higher form of existence.
To complete the description of the traditions of Tantra, there are also what are called Black, Grey, and sometimes Pink Tantra.

Black Tantra is oriented towards discovering, developing, and using some specific practices, called siddhis in order to reach specific goals. It represents the most esoteric path of Tantra and usually involves practices that are not used in the other paths. Its study is usually left to adepts and it’s often kept secret to those who are not part of a specific school.

Grey Tantra implies the use of siddhis to reach spiritual development. Usually, those who practice Gray Tantra want to cultivate their sexual energy to reach a spiritual development, using all the chakras with a partner, without giving up to the lower, most instinctual practices and needs.

Pink Tantra as it’s easy to be guessed, it’s a middle way between White and Red Tantra, and can be seen as both an individual and a duo practice. It’s individual as it involves meditation and solo exercises. It’s also a duo practice as many of the practices are specifically designed to be performed with a partner. Sex is part of this practice, but it’s possible not to have sex acts. The practices focus on integrating both the lower and the higher chakras. Pink Tantra works on body awareness and transforming sex into lovemaking.

Tantric Love is Not (Just) About Desire or Lust

By nature, in its most basic form, sexual intercourse can be seen as a quite selfish act, as the main goal for each of the partners could be getting pleasure and satisfying sexual desire for themselves only. Once they have achieved this goal, so once one of both have reached the orgasm, the intercourse is over.

Tantric Love, on the contrary, focuses on creating, keeping, and growing a strong, authentic, and mutual bond with the partner.

While making love, the two partners are involved in a dialogue that allows their individual energies to merge, balance, and grow in resonance, so as to join their energies to the universal energy, creating a whole bigger than the sum of the two singularities.
Each partner takes care of the other, making love so to amplify the partner’s pleasure and intimacy. There is no place, in this love, for an egoistic search of pleasure or satisfaction, as the ultimate goal is mutual growth and awakening, achieved by transcending the limits of the lower existence using the energy of the Kundalini involved in lovemaking.

Tantric Love is a sacred and a selfless act.

Tantric Love Requires Time, Awareness, and Commitment
Research shows, since a 2005 study, that sexual intercourse lasts 5.4 minutes on average. This means that when one is driven only by the desire to feel pleasure, the result is usually achieved in quite a short time. This can be seen as a sort of quick satisfaction, that is aligned with today’s requirement of this consumeristic society where everything must be done quickly, from food to lovemaking.

While experiencing Tantric Love, on the contrary, you must take all the time both the partners need to establish a deep connection, to exchange feelings, emotions, energy, to make love, and to spend quite a good amount of time after all of this to express gratitude to and reinforce the connection with the partner.

During Tantric lovemaking you consciously and attentively move slowly, taking your time to feel the slightest variations of pleasure with the other person. You will be practicing meditation, breathing exercises, body and intimate massage to establish, set, and grow a deeper, intimate, and pleasant connection.

The emphasis in Tantric Love is in taking the time to experience the deepest possible union with your partner, through time, love, awareness, commitment.

Tantric Love Is Holistic
Tantric Love is not limited to what you experience with your genitalia.
It’s about learning to experience, develop, and grow your sexual energy to create a deeper connection with your partner so as to be able to progress to a higher level of awakening.

Tantra let your Kundalini, your vital energy, freely and powerfully move from your genitals to the rest of your body every time you want, not only during lovemaking.

So, after some practice, you will discover that you are making love with every part of your body. But that’s not all! Tantric Love involves lovemaking using your mind and your spirit, too.
That’s why Tantra is a holistic set of practices: you will learn, under the skilled guidance of your Master, how to use all of your body, mind, and soul to get rid of the limits of your mindset, behavior, and attitudes so to set you and your partner free to achieve a better personal, professional, holistic life.

Tantric Love is Sacred and requires some (pleasant) Ritual
Western society, especially for religious cultural tradition, has created a stigma against sex, sexuality, and pleasure. In those environments, sex is still taboo and people who openly talk about it are usually considered reprehensible.
Tantric Love obviously has a completely different approach in that it considers sex as a source of positive connection, as a way to transcend the limits imposed by culture and religion.
Lovemaking, sexual activity in Tantra, is considered to be generated from and maintained by an extremely powerful creative force within us, called Kundalini.

Even more, sex is a form of language. It’s a source of Sacred Love, and the human body, as well as the genitalia, are seen as a tool to experience, cultivate, and share this sacred power, this universal energy that we have inside us. From this point of view, our bodies must be taken care of with full love, devotion, and reverence.

What you want to achieve, in your sacred love relationship with your partner, is that you take all the time you both need to take care of, worship, and respect the gift you both offer one to each other of the sacredness of your bodies and their sexual energies. This will bring you to a higher level of intimacy, connectedness, and awareness.

When we speak about Sacred Love, we also imply that every time that we approach making love, and touch our and our partner’s body, we should follow a ritual of love. We, as practitioners of Tantra, use specifically designed rituals and practices like meditation, breath control, full body massage, intimate massage and touch, prolonged eye and body contact.

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Benefits of Tantric Love

Tantric Love practices can bring you and your relationship some very desirable benefits:
-A more intimate Connection with your Partner
-At the core of Tantric Love, there is its most desirable outcome: the creation of a more intimate connection between the partners on a physical, mental, and spiritual level.
-Practicing Tantra will give you the chance to create, establish, and grow one of the better experiences you can have as a couple: one common path of awareness, compassion, commitment toward mutual enrichment and awakening into a higher level of your relationship.
-Developing more Trust, better Dialogue, and higher Awareness
The obvious, positive consequence of a better connection between the partners is, of course, developing more reciprocal trust. Both the partners can rely on each other, as the path they are following is the same, and the steps are done coherently and lovingly, without pressure, stress, tension.
-Both the partners can share their vulnerabilities, their fears, and work to control them or even getting rid of them, in a supportive relationship.
Trust is built on and builds better dialogue. Dialogue is what allows everyone to exchange sensations, feelings, ideas, knowledge without prejudice, in a non-judgmental relationship of mutual interaction.
-Dialogue is what allows you to tell and listen, to share and learn.
This trust, associated with dialogue, will build up awareness. A deeper, more involving awareness that will set you free to achieve the next steps in your journey toward a better you and a better relationship.
-An inclusive, accepting, loving relationship with yourself and your loved one.

More Variety in your Lovemaxing Experience

Tantric Love brings a lot of variety, practices, and new experiences to your Lovemaking.
You will learn how to listen to your body, to better know it. Also, equally important, you will learn what your partners’ body and mind are asking. You will learn what makes your lovemaking more intense, more involving, more connecting.
Tantra has a millenary tradition of practices that range from massage to lovemaking, from relaxing to intense, from totally physical to totally mental. And all of this is done with and for your partner. Both of you will learn mutual practices to enhance your loving experience.

Increased Pleasure and more Orgasms

One of the most surprising things that Tantra novices discover is that when you do not put your focus on desire, you actually end up feeling more pleasure.

This is possible because of the improved connection between the partners, that now dialogue using not just their genitalia, but their whole being, body, mind, and soul.
In this way, learning how to delay the climax, both men and women also learn how to experience more intense, more involving, and longer-lasting orgasms.

For men and women, Tantra Love means experiencing multiple orgasms. That’s why it’s not uncommon for Tantra practitioners to make love literally for hours.

Holistically Improved Health

Better, more intense, and more frequent orgasms have a deeply positive effect on our body and mind, thus improving our mental and physical health.

Some of the benefits your health will get from practicing Tantra include:
-Improving your fitness level, reducing high blood pressure, giving you more stamina, and strengthening your cardiovascular system
-Reducing stress, anxiety, and even depression, as orgasms cause a strong release of endorphins and dopamine in the brain
-Reduction of pain perception, thanks to the same mechanism as above
Strengthening of the immune system
Production and increased release of -HGH – Human Growth Hormone that helps to maintain, build, and repair tissue in the brain and other organs
improve creativity, intuition, problem-solving thanks to the positive effects of dopamine
-Helping you relaxing and then sleep better

How to Start Practicing Tantric Love
Now you have a general idea of what Tantra Love is about.

Of course, it’s possible that you still may be thinking about how to incorporate it into your actual life and relationship. Some people, at the very beginning, ask me if all these attentions, rituals, and added time are easy to experience, especially if they are not familiar with practices as meditation, body and intimate massage, or yoga.

The good news is that you don’t need any previous knowledge or any special skill to start practicing Tantra today.
Introducing Tantra Love in your routine is really straightforward, especially if you do it under the expert guidance of a master.

I usually see that my students are able to immediately practice Tantra by following just a few easy and effective suggestions.

Commit to this journey
As Tantra is a tool, a journey into a deeper awareness that will ultimately bring you toward a new awakening, you should be clear with your intentions.

Why do you want to follow Tantra?

What are you bringing into the journey, as a solo traveler and as a partner of a couple? Which goals would you like to pursue individually and as a couple?
Take your time to ask yourself these questions and once you have the answers, talk about them with your partner. Remember that this is a journey that you will do individually with regards to the process of understanding yourself, who you really are, what you really want, why you do things the way you do. Personal growth, finding your most intimate purpose, are individual journeys into yourself.

Yet, this is also a couple’s journey into creating a lifelong connection that will become better day by day. You will decide the common steps, the milestones, the purpose of this experience with your partner.
It may seem complicated, but trust me when I tell you that this journey will give you more than you expect. And the more you invest in it, the bigger the reward in terms of awareness, communication, commitment, and awakening.

Dedicate time and attention to your lovemaking experience

The first thing you can do to start practicing Tantra Love is to show full commitment, awareness, and devotion to your partner.

This means that you can start a brand new approach to lovemaking by dedicating specific time to it and by starting with communication, meditation, a full body massage that will bring you to an intimate massage.
All of this is Tantra.
So, to share with you a practical example of what a Tantra Love session can be, here it is: meet and spend time together, turning off all phones and notifications, this time is just for the both of you.

Take time to talk, while looking one each other in the eyes, holding hands, flirting. Dedicate some time to prepare a light meal that you will eat together.
Then you can meditate, while sitting face to face, in the dedicated place of your home. While meditating you can also sit keeping your legs wrapped around each other and keeping eye contact.
Honor this time and start to feel the energy between you raising and aligning.

Start coordinating your breath, keeping one hand on your partner’s heart. Deeply inhale and exhale to feel, manage, and grow your Prana (vital breath).

Do all of this starting with loose, comfortable dresses, then take your clothes off and continue breathing and touching your bodies while naked, to share your openness, mutual vulnerability, and full respect one each other.
Then, you can have a shower or a bath together before massaging all of your body with all your body. This will share energy and create intimacy.
Then start with an intimate massage, that will bring you to your lovemaking experience, that will be calm, relaxed, long.

It will not end with your orgasm, but it will continue for a long while after.
Remember that you need quality time before and after lovemaking. Show that you are present, show that you want to open yourself to this new experience, show reverence and respect for your partner’s needs, body, mind, and, of course, soul.

Love starts and continues all your life long, it’s not limited to the time you need to reach an orgasm.
Tantra Love will shift your perception about love and lovemaking from a simple act to an important moment of individual and reciprocal growth, understanding, communication.
At its heart, Tantric love is about mindfulness. Be aware of how you’re feeling at each stage of the experience and communicate your feelings to your partner. Tune in to how he or she is feeling, too.

Ask a Master / Teacher … like me!
So, are you interested in Tantric Love, now?

If you feel nervous or unsure about how introducing Tantra in your relationship, or if you would like to discover how to talk about it with your partner, you can ask for the expert, caring help of a Master or a Teacher.

And, of course, you can ask me to help you, and your partner, in learning more, in studying Tantra, in using it to explore new intimacy and connection with your partner to progress together toward a better relationship and a common awakening.

The True Meaning Of Ghosts, Spirits & Demons

Welcome fellow souls to « The Human Family Crash Course Series, » a new project collaborated together by empress2inspire.blog and diosraw.com. Together we will be working on a different topic for each crash course; our third topic is focused on «Western Esotericism.» Each topic will have eight posts with posts on Mondays and Thursdays. We hope you enjoy our series and we look forward to knowing how our posts have inspired you!

You’ve most likely wondered at some point in your life: what are the true meanings of ghosts, spirits and demons? Below is a brief explanation of these terms and what they mean.

We tend to use the word “ghost” and “spirit” interchangeably but there is a strong difference between them. According to the late Hans Holzer, professor of Parapsychology and writer of around 119 books on the subject, “Ghosts are similar to troubled human beings, incapable of reasoning for themselves. … Spirits on the other hand are the surviving personalities of all of us who pass through the door of death in a relatively normal fashion.”

Ghosts are beings who are tied to the location of their death, usually a sudden, traumatic or tragic one, and they often don’t realize that they are dead. In most cases, they have “unfinished business” as the deceased person does not accept or even understand the way in which they died. The briefest form of unfinished business can be as innocent as a person being attached so strongly to their home that they cannot leave it behind and pass over. Known as “caretakers”, they want to stay to make sure the building is being taken care of properly by future owners and also to their approval. At the end of the scale, unfinished business can take the form of dark energy when a person’s death is extremely violent and unexpected. These beings are not necessarily malevolent, many are mischievous and benevolent who don’t know where they are. In order for them to return home, they need to be guided to their guides on the other side by a spiritual healer for example.

Spirits, on the other hand, are not tied or stagnant to one place. It is believed that spirits are discarnate entities, meaning that they are the soul that has survived when a person dies and no longer has a physical body in which to reside. They are free to move from one dimension to another and can return to us at free will. Often it is just a genuine, emotional tie to a loved one, such as wanting a family member to know that a deceased relative is okay, that can be the cause of a visit by a spirit.

Surprisingly, only a small percentage of paranormal sightings are true ghosts. The majority of them are really sightings of what we call “residual energy” — when an emotionally charged or tragic event is being replayed over and over again, at the same spot, and at the same time affecting other people’s energy in their auric field.

Demons (“maras” in Sanskrit) are not the bloodthirsty ghouls waiting for us in dark corners; these demons are within us. They are energies we experience every day, such as fear, illness, depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship difficulties, and addiction. Things that drain our energy and block us from being completely awake is a demon. The approach of giving form to these abstract inner forces and feeding them, rather than struggling against them, was originally articulated by an 11th-century female Tibetan Buddhist teacher named Machig Labdrön (1055–1145). The spiritual practice Machig developed was called Chöd, and it generated such great results that it became very popular, spreading throughout Tibet and beyond that border. All of us carry demons inside. We catch fleeting glimpses of them, sometimes we witness them in full frontal chaos, but mostly, we ignore and bury their existence either out of fear, guilt or pure shame. Discovering and owning our demons is a vital part of our spiritual journey. As psychotherapist Steve Wolf said: “Beneath the social mask we wear every day, we have a hidden shadow side: an impulsive, wounded, sad, or isolated part that we generally try to ignore.” The Shadow can be a source of richness,acknowledging it can be a path to healing and an authentic life. In other words, the Shadow isn’t just the wounded part of us, the demon, but the path towards a more authentic life. In order to repair, heal, and grow on a mental, emotional, and spiritual level, we need to practice Shadow Work. Shadow Work is a spiritual practice that aids us to become whole again. It works on the premise that you must take responsibility for your Shadow, rather than avoiding or repressing it, to experience deep healing and soul evolution.

We hope this post helped you grasp an understanding of the true meaning of ghosts, spirits and demons. Let us know below your interpretation of these concepts..

Philosophy #23: Realism

Realism is the belief that reality is independent of our conceptual schemes, linguistic practices, beliefs, etc. Philosophers who profess realism state that truth consists in the mind’s correspondence to reality. Realists tend to believe that whatever we believe now is only an approximation of reality and that every new observation brings us closer to understanding reality.

Philosophy #21: Physicalism

Physicalism is a philosophical position holding that everything which exists is no more extensive than its physical properties; that is, that there are no kinds of things other than physical things. According to physicalism, the language of physics is the universal language of science and, consequently, any knowledge can be brought back to statements on the physical objects. In contemporary philosophy, physicalism is most frequently associated with the mind-body problem where it holds that all that has been ascribed to “mind” is more correctly ascribed to “brain” or the activity of the brain.

~Dream Dictionaries~

“They are fascinating, very much so! I used to study dreams, their meaning, symbolism.. dream dictionaries are good however we each have our own symbols that mean something represented in the dreamworld, we can decode them ourselves once we understand our own symbols and what they represent.”

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Did You Know #40: Who Created Numbers?

Hindu-Arabic numerals, set of 10 symbols—1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0—that represent numbers in the decimal number system. They originated in India in the 6th or 7th century and were introduced to Europe through the writings of Middle Eastern mathematicians, especially al-Khwarizmi and al-Kindi, about the 12th century.