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Monday, December 14, 2009

Power to attract

The Power to Attract

Everyone has the power to attract what he or she truly desires in life. Our deepest dreams can come true. This may seem hard to believe but it’s true. Using the power to attract what he or she desires is also self-empowering.

The power to attract lies within us all. It is real and it is possible. The steps to the power to attract are simple. Using the power to attract commands faith and trust with yourself and faith and trust with the Universe.

A person has to first be and think positive. If one thinks negatively, then that person will attract negativity. If one thinks positively, then one will attract positive things with far better results. I realize it seems difficult to feel positive all the time, and that we all have bad days, but in order to attract positive energy into your life, you’ve got to be as positive as you can be. I’m not punishing anyone who feels negative energy. But whatever you ask for is what you will attract. That is why it is crucial to remain positive.

I have had times in my life that have been difficult. I learned to let go of my negative emotions and energy, like not having enough money, for example, and trust that the Universe would provide me with what I needed. In order to attract what I wanted in my life, I had to let go. This is one of the first lessons in using the power to attract. It is the ability to let go and release the lower energies that block you from achieving your goal.

That’s why I know that the power to attract works. I learned to release my anxiety and worry, thus free to move forward. I changed the energies around to attract what I wanted. I know it works and I am here to tell you how you can make it work for yourself.

The Power to Attract is a powerful tool in one’s life. Once mastered, it should be practiced to maximize attracting more in your life and to improve your skills of meditation. With practice, like playing an instrument, it gets better. You will soon start to see amazing results.

The steps to use the power to attract are simple and can be applied to every area of your life: health, love, work, your home, and your community. You can use the power to attract for yourself or someone else. It may be a good idea to start small at first then advance to attracting bigger things for yourself. You may find you really enjoy it.

First, I would like to share some examples from my life to show how the power of attraction works.

I needed a butter dish. That night, I dreamed of a pure white ceramic butter dish. The next day, I was browsing through the aisles of a dollar store when I spotted it. There, right in the center of the shelf, was the pure white ceramic butter dish I had seen in my dream!

I wanted to buy a stereo. I sat down and visualized the stereo in detail. A while later, I bought the stereo I had visualized and concentrated on to attract into my life.

Here is another excellent example of how I have used the power of attraction. I had moved into an unsafe neighborhood. Six months later, it had become painfully clear that I needed to move. There were drive-by shootings, drug problems and loud arguments between people. There were no flowers and trees. I feared for my safety. I wrote down a list on paper of all the things I wanted in an apartment-and what type of neighborhood I wanted to live in. I cast a powerful spell and used the list in the spell, which I can’t find now.

Before I moved out, I had a vision. I peered into a teacup on my table below a window where sunlight was streaming in. Sunlight shone in the teacup. I had a vision of a white house on a hill, which is the very apartment that I live in now. Flowers and trees are everywhere. I believe in the strength of using the power of attraction.

You do not have to have visions, dreams or receive portentous omens in order for the power of attraction to work. It can be much simpler than that. It can sometimes happen that way and if so, pay attention to the signals from the Universe. It is trying to tell you something. I was providing examples based on my experience to show how the power of attraction can bring positive changes into your life.

The methods of using the power of attraction include meditation, visualization and concentration. The power of attraction also requires your faith in it, and an open mind.

If you choose, you can create a special meditation area for yourself. It is not mandatory. All the power to attract truly requires is your belief that it works. You can use candles, crystals and incense while you meditate.

Crystals, such as amethyst, clear quartz or citrine lend their vibrations to your meditation. Clear quartz is a good all-purpose crystal. Amethyst powers include spiritual upliftment, clarity, and protection. Smoky quartz powers are grounding, protective and balancing, useful after the meditation. Citrine is good for personal clarity and creativity. Use smoky quartz with clear quartz to draw positive energy to you to achieve your goals and make them a reality.

Crystals that are associated with the third eye chakra are azurite, calcite, lapis lazuli, sodalite and quartz. You can empower the crystals to aid you in your meditation by concentrating on programming the crystals to strengthen your meditation and visualization. Then the crystals will help you.

Now, having found a quiet place to meditate or lie down, turn off your phones or cell phones. If you want to wear loose clothing and/or a special necklace or charm, then feel free to do so. It is good to not be disturbed during your meditation.

Clear your mind. Take some slow deep breaths to relax you and prepare you for meditation. Now, slowly, and remember to be gentle with yourself, concentrate on what you desire. Picture it in your mind. Visualize it already being yours, whether it is a new job, a new car or the perfect parking space. Try to clearly visualize it in your mind. The more clearly your visualize it, the more it will be yours and the stronger the power of attraction. Take your time with this meditation. There is no rush.

You are activating the third eye chakra, one of the seven chakras, while you visualize. We all have seven chakras or energy centers, in our bodies. They are the crown chakra, third eye chakra, throat chakra, heart chakra, solar plexus chakra, sacral chakra, and the root chakra. For this type of meditation, you are using the third eye chakra, located at the center of the forehead. The color associated with the third eye chakra is indigo. Qualities associated with the third eye chakra are inner vision, intuition, insight, clairvoyance, imagination, extra sensory perception, idealism, concentration, peace of mind, projection of will and manifestation. The underlined words describe what the power of attraction is about. You know what you want, you use your imagination to imagine it and picture it clearly in your mind, you project your will to make it yours, and you manifest it when you attract it into your life. It is that simple but also profound.

While you meditate on what you want to draw towards you, try to picture whatever it is that you want clearly in your mind. The more clearly you try to picture it in your mind, the more likely it will become yours. The dream I had of the ceramic dish was a clear visualization of the dish, so clear there was no mistaking it. The weaker you picture it in your mind, the less likely you will attract it toward you. You need to have faith in your belief and vision that it will work. You also need to have faith that the Universe is working hard to bring to you what you desired. That can be a powerful combination and work in your favor.

After you have done some meditation for ten to fifteen minutes, and you have visualized and concentrated, open your eyes and ground yourself. At this point, you need to ground yourself. Food is usually a good choice. The meditation requires a lot of effort and it is important to ground and center afterwards.

You can continue to meditate and visualize your goal if you so choose. Meditating on your root chakra can help after the meditation. It’s located at the base of the spine. It’s color is red. Its qualities are vitality, grounding, satisfaction, security, stillness and courage. To meditate on your root chakra, sit still and concentrate on the base of your spine and imagine a red line going down to the root chakra, pulling you to the earth. Hold a smoky quartz crystal in your hands to ground yourself.

You can use positive affirmations to affirm what you want to manifest into your life. Write it down and tape it to your desk or repeat it to yourself each day. This will bring power to your visualized goal. Some examples of affirmations can include: “I am now consciously living my divine purpose’, or “I am one with the Creator and the Universe,” or a simple “Namaste.”

Now that you have meditated on your goal, do not dwell on it needlessly. Trust that the Universe is working hard to bring to you what you wanted. Also, do not expect instant results. Do not disrespect the Universe or what you get may not be what you wanted at all. You have to have faith and be willing to let go in order for it to work. That is when you will gain the most and see amazing results.

You can meditate and visualize about your goal as often or as little as you want. To achieve a greater effect, visualize your wish as often as you want and use the daily affirmations. All these steps lend more power to your goal of attracting what you want.

It is crucial to be as clear as you can be in knowing what you want. The clearer it is in your mind, the stronger the projection and the better the results. When you have some success-and you will, if you follow these steps, try something bigger next time. With practice and conviction, you will notice you are becoming good at manifesting and you will be happier in life.
When I felt drained or unhappy for some reason, I wore a brighter colored piece of clothing. Never underestimate the power of color. For example, if you want a new red car, visualize the car in a vivid red color. If you want a new job, see yourself in a sharp looking business suit and having confidence at the interview. If you want prosperity or money, visualize money in a gold or bright green color. Buy a green or gold colored bowl or a piggy bank in one of those colors and store some coins in it, then forget about them (letting go), and check it later. You may be surprised to see how much has accumulated in the piggy bank (attracting towards you).

A few more useful ways you can attract what you want into your life is to draw a picture of what you want, or maybe a map for a trip, or whatever strikes your fancy. Write it down and keep it near you when you meditate. You can use gold colored ink on gold colored paper, green ink for green paper or red ink on red paper for love. This has to do with the mantra, like attracts like. Focus on the image on the page and then close your eyes and picture it in your mind. You may find this tip especially helpful when just beginning to meditate and use visualization.

Another tip to use is to condition yourself by association. Burn the same incense or scent in an oil burner every time you meditate and after a while, you may associate the scent with trying to visualize your goal. Jasmine, mint, mugwort and star anise correspond with the third eye chakra. Essential oils, crystals, incenses and oil burners are available at a nearby metaphysical shop or other local store.

While you are using the power of attraction to bring to you what you want, try to remain as positive as possible. This may be easier said than done, but why go through all that only to quit halfway? If you see negative people around you and feel they are affecting your efforts to attract, either help them or avoid them. They can have an impact on your efforts. Remember that they own their energy, not you. You are responsible for your energy. Take responsibility and you will feel more satisfied with what you achieve. You are not responsible for anyone else’s energy but your own.

The Power to Attract is powerful and self-empowering. With conscious efforts and practice, you will grow more confident in your abilities to manifest what you want into your life. The more positive you are, the more you attract into your life. It does not always need to be a material item, though that is often the goal and doesn’t hurt, but imagine that if you make more effort to be happier, you are going to draw that into your life. Now it’s okay to have a day or two when you don’t feel so good. We are not perfect. But you may be so pleased with the inevitable results; you may find it easier to attract what you want into your life. That’s the power of attraction working for you.

Here are some useful resources for you to review to familiarize yourself with the power of attraction.

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle.
The Power of Intention by Dr. Wayne Dyer
The Intuition Handbook by Judy Hall
Trust Your Vibes by Sonia Choquette

Heddy Johannesen is a full-time freelance writer with a book of poetry and eight published magazine articles to date.

Saturday, December 12, 2009



Other Names: Jul (“wheel”, Old Norse), Saturnalia(Rome ~December 17 & 18), Yuletide(Teutonic), Midwinter, Fionn’s Day, Alban Arthuan, Christmas (Christian~December 25), Xmas, Festival of Sol, Solar/Secular/Pagan New Year

Animals/Mythical beings: yule goat (nordic), reindeer stag, squirrels, yule cat, Sacred White Buffalo, Kallikantzaroi-ugly chaos monsters(greek), trolls, phoenix, yule elf, jule gnome, squirrels, wren/robin

Gemstones: cat’s eye, ruby, diamond, garnet , bloodstone
Incense/Oils: bayberry, cedar, ginger, cinnamon, pine, rosemary, frankincense, myrrh, nutmeg, wintergreen, saffron

Colors: gold, silver, red, green, white

Tools,Symbols, & Decorations: bayberry candles, evergreens, holly, mistletoe, poinsettia,mistletoe, lights, gifts, Yule log, Yule tree. spinning wheels, wreaths, bells.
Goddesses: Great Mother, Befana (strega), Holda (teutonic), Isis(egyptian), Triple Goddess, Mary(christian), Tonazin(mexican), Lucina(roman), St. Lucy (swedish),Bona Dea (roman), Mother Earth, Eve(Hebrew), Ops(roman Holy Mother), the Snow Queen, Hertha (German), Frey (Norse)

Gods: Sun Child, Saturn(rome), Cronos (Greek), Horus/Ra(egyptian), Jesus(christian-gnostic), Mithras(persian), Balder(Norse), Santa Claus/Odin(teutonic), Holly King, Sol Invicta, Janus(God of Beginnings), Marduk (Babylonian)Old Man Winter

Essence: honor, rebirth, transformation, light out of darkness, creative inspiration, the mysteries, new life, regeneration, inner renewal, reflection/introspection

Dynamics/Meaning: death of the Holly (winter) King; reign of the Oak (summer) King), begin the ordeal of the Green Man, death & rebirth of the Sun God; night of greatest lunar imbalance; sun’s rebirth; shortest day of year

Purpose: honor the Triple Goddess, welcome the Sun Child
Rituals/Magicks:personal renewal, world peace, honoring family & friends, Festival of light, meditation

Customs: lights, gift-exchanging, singing, feasting, resolutions, new fires kindled, strengthening family & friend bonds, generosity, yule log, hanging mistletoe, apple wassailing, burning candles, Yule tree decorating; kissing under mistletoe; needfire at dawn vigil; bell ringing/sleigh-bells; father yule

Foods: nuts, apple, pear, caraway cakes soaked with cider, pork, orange, roasted turkey, nuts, fruitcake, dried fruit, cookies, eggnog, mulled wine

Herbs: blessed thistle, evergreen, moss, oak, sage, bay, bayberry, cedar, pine, frankincense, ginger, holly, ivy, juniper, mistletoe, myrrh, pinecones, rosemary, chamomile, cinnamon, valarion, yarrow
Element: earth
Threshold: dawn
From About.com: ((I can’t help it – it’s a great source!))
Learn more about the Holly King/Oak King legend.
A Yule Goddess rite for Solitaries.
Yule presents for Wiccans.
Decorate your own Yule Log.

Happy Yule!