Monday, December 27, 2010

New Year Spiritual House Cleaning

With Christmas finally over it is time for us to look both forward and backward. Take the time to look back over the past year and all that has occurred in your life. Then let us look forward toward the year to come, this is the time to plan and hope for what we hope the new year will bring.
January is the 1st month of the Gregorian calendar, named for the Roman god Janus. Janus is the God of doorways and is often depicted with two faces, one to look forward and the other to look back which signifies the end of one year and the start of a new one. January's full moon is called the Wolf Moon and it's astrological sign is Capricorn. A popular custom is to open the front and back door of the home to welcome in the new year and to let out the old year.
This is also the time to cleanse the home of negative energy to make way for a new and prosperous year. Now that things are slowing down and the traffic in and out of your house will be back to normal it is the perfect time to perform this spell to cleanse your home of old or unwelcome energies and boost protection for those who live there.
This can all be done with one easy task. Take a new broom and tie on the following:
Basil for cleansing, lavender for happiness, nutmeg for good luck, gardenia for peace, cedar for cleansing, and lemon slices for cleansing.
You can place your ingredients in a small bag or piece of fabric and then tie that to the broom. Hold the broom in your and tell it that it's function is to clean away all residue of the past year and to instill peace, happiness, and good luck for the new year. Sweep out the entire house starting at the front door and work in a clockwise direction around the home ending at the back door. Sweep all the old energy out, close the door firmly and seal it with a kiss. While sweeping picture your home with a peaceful and loving atmosphere. See yourself and anyone who lives in the home happy and at peace with one another. Try to hold these images till you are finished.
~Note~ The sweeping that will be performed during this spell is a spiritual sweep, not an actual sweeping of the floors. Your broom is sweeping out negative energy, so you will be sweeping right above the floor. Make sure to get under beds, in closets and corners, anyplace where negative energy can build up.
I wish you all a prosperous new year!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The 12 Laws of Karma

People often mistakenly think that our lives are predetermined and there is nothing they can do about it. This is not the case. We all have free will and are masters of our own destiny.  Karma is the law of cause and effect. Sir Isaac Newton stated that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.  Therefore our actions will always cause a reaction, sometimes good and sometimes bad.  Our actions will bring about results so we must choose our actions wisely. Wisely said, What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others. This is a great rule to live by.
Karma" comes from the root word kri, which means "to do," signifying a deed done. In other words, its basic meaning is of action, and, by extension, the ultimate effects of such action. Thus, the concept of "cause and effect." Where this doctrine quite obviously parts company with Christian theology is with respect to past and future lives. Those religions embracing the doctrine of the transmigration of souls would declare the Law of Karma to apply not only to the effect of our actions in this present life, but to the effect of our actions in past lives upon both present and future lives. Thus, the "cause and effect" spectrum is much broader in many eastern religions than is accepted by the Christian faith, although this ancient philosophy is clearly making progress in western thinking through the New Age movement. 
The point I want to make is that you are not a victim of fate! You have the power and free will to change your life for the better!

I have included the "Twelve Laws" of the doctrine of Karma. One's hope for peace and joy are intimately tied to the understanding and personal fulfillment of these laws. I have them printed and hung where I can read them daily as a personal reminder to myself.


    "As you sow, so shall you reap". This is also known as the "Law of Cause and Effect".

    Whatever we put out in the Universe is what comes back to us.

    If what we want is Happiness, Peace, Love, Friendship...Then we should BE Happy, Peaceful, Loving and a True Friend.


    Life doesn't just HAPPEN, it requires our participation.

    We are one with the Universe, both inside and out.

    Whatever surrounds us gives us clues to our inner state.

    BE yourself, and surround yourself with what you want to have present in your Life.


    What you refuse to accept, will continue for you.

    If what we see is an enemy, or someone with a character trait that we find to be negative,

    then we ourselves are not focused on a higher level of existence.


    "Wherever you go, there you are".

    For us to GROW in Spirit, it is we who must change - and not the people, places or things around us.

    The only given we have in our lives is OURSELVES

    and that is the only factor we have control over.

    When we change who and what we are within our heart

    our life follows suit and changes too.


    Whenever there is something wrong in my life,

    there is something wrong in me.

    We mirror what surrounds us - and what surrounds us mirrors us; this is a Universal Truth.

    We must take responsibility what is in our life.


    Even if something we do seems inconsequential,

    it is very important that it gets done as everything in the Universe is connected.

    Each step leads to the next step, and so forth and so on.

    Someone must do the initial work to get a job done.

    Neither the first step nor the last are of greater significance,

    As they were both needed to accomplish the task.

    Past - Present - Future

    They are all connected...

  7. THE LAW OF FOCUS - You can not think of two things at the same time.

    When our focus is on Spiritual Values, it is impossible for us to have lower thoughts such as greed or anger.


    If you believe something to be true,

    then sometime in your life

    you will be called upon to demonstrate that particular truth.

    Here is where we put what we CLAIM that we have learned,

    into actual PRACTICE.


    Looking backward to examine what was,

    prevents us from being totally in the HERE AND NOW.

    Old thoughts, old patterns of behavior, old dreams...

    Prevent us from having new ones.


    History repeats itself until we learn the lessons that we need to change our path.

  11. THE LAW OF PATIENCE AND REWARD - All Rewards require initial toil.

    Rewards of lasting value require patient and persistent toil.

    True joy follows doing what we're suppose to be doing, and waiting for the reward to come in on it's own time.


    You get back from something whatever YOU have put into it.

    The true value of something is a direct result of

    the energy and intent that is put into it.

Brightest Blessings,
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