Magick, Twin Flames, and Why You Probably Aren’t Going to Win the Lottery with Your Wand

One thing for sure.  If you want a Harry Potter magickal experience you’re going to need a heck of a lot of power.  At least you will in this Universe.  We appear to live in a Universe governed by probabilities. The magick that is reality also appears to be rather non-linear.  As in, how you think things should happen in your life is almost certainly wrong.

Can you change your pencil into a train set with the wave of a magick wand?  Maybe, the odds though are rather slim.  In a probabilistic Universe our magickal workings are all about influencing the odds of some event happening. You need a pretty big shift in odds if you are starting at 1 in 1,000,000,000,000,000,000.

Because shifting odds with magick takes energy you need a bunch of energy the longer the odds. Which is why in my practice I am taking the advice Gordon White over at Rune Soup and breaking my big goals down into small steps.  Each little goal is much easier to have influence than one massive goal.  Speaking of Gordon White, while you are listening to his podcast check out his book Chaos Protocols.  Great book on navigating life in our times with magick.

Another way to work with probabilities is to let go of control.  The odds of a successful magickal working may be much higher than you realize.  Assuming you do not insist on results showing up the way you think they should.

As an example, this is how I met my wife. For a number of years I had been searching for a type of connection I knew was out there somewhere. This really kicked in after a spontaneous energy initiation in 2001. One of those blow your circuits things that happened when I was alone in nature.

After the divorce from my first wife I started experiencing relationships which kept pointing in this energetic direction.  They just were not working out.  My intuition was at times screaming at me to not be involved with the woman in my life. Very confusing times. The odds seemed pretty low that I would ever meet my her.

One day I was standing in the shower and I did a small ritual. One of the keys to this ritual was I consciously dropped my criteria for a partner.  I asked for my partner, full stop.

She contacted me 2 and 1/2 days later.  A very significant time period by the way. One I have seen repeated in other work I have done as well as works of some of my colleagues.

As an aside: I had an on-line profile on a dating service which is where she found me.  A day later and it would have been deleted. I was seriously tired of dealing with dating.  I had created the profile as a possible route to find “her.”

After we met, we both experienced at least a few years of chaos due to living with the most intense energetic connection we could have imagined. Those familiar with the idea of soul mates will recognize the term Twin Flame. The heat of the Twin Flame connection is pretty good at incinerating non-productive ego patterns.

We survived though and are thriving.  Our connection on every level is intense. Without the personal growth work we had both done prior and continue to do we likely would have self-destructed.  Life can get pretty confusing when you can sense just about everything about your partner whether they are with you or 100 miles away.

One of the keys to why we were able to get together was in dropping my expectations she be a certain way. After letting go of control and trusting the process the magick, spirits, universe delivered my partner. I am quite sure whoever or whatever is in charge of these things was trying pretty hard to get me to wake up.  There were various obvious signs such as three months before we met I had met her in a dream where she had given me her name.

As you develop your magickal practice I am sure you will notice the same effect. Success is a progression where small successes lead us to larger ones. Eventually we arrive at our goal having followed a path we couldn’t have anticipated. Possibly, we find at the end of our work an even better result than we could have imagined.

How To Tap into Infinite Energy for Magick

Energy.  Magick.

Really the same thing.  Making changes in reality with your mind.  Can happen by choosing to pick up a hammer and building a bird house.  Or, by casting a spell or conducting a ritual.

Decide how you want to direct your energy or chi. Do it.

Where do you get this energy?  In the physical we need enough sleep, healthy food, and clean water (maybe a little coffee now and then) to keep our body and brain ready for action.  In the non-physical realms of chi and spirit we gather life force and emotion.  Some might lump those together.  I see emotion as an aspect of life force. Chi energy goes far beyond emotion.

How do we accumulate energy for rituals or casting spells?

Energy is flowing through reality constantly. Reality IS energy. All of our experiences and existence come from a pool of chaotic energy.

  • Meditation practices can help gather this energy.
  • Transmuting emotion is another effective process.
  • A number of traditions have specific exercises you can practice.
  • Freeing energy from our internal belief systems.
  • Channeling energy from other physical entities.
  • Channeling energy from non-physical.

While people use magick to change their external worlds.  Magick, in the end, changes us.  Some of the most effective ways to harvest energy from life are to change ourselves.  More specifically, change our belief systems which are taking energy to maintain.  Especially, beliefs we’ve accepted from others during the course of our lives. Even more powerfully, social taboos.

One very simple way to experience this change is with the clothes you wear.

  • Get dressed like you would be going to a job interview or dinner in the nicest restaurant in town.
  • Put on a pair of unicorn rubber boots.  Or boots with polka dots.
  • Put on a silly hat.
  • Go to the mall. Or grocery shopping. Or your kid’s soccer game.
  • Own it.  Show up and notice how you feel.
  • Notice how others react.

In the owning of the stepping outside of customs or norms you accumulate energy. Another source of energy is the feeling of people around you.  What they are projecting to you as a result of your showing up.

All of this energy can be gathered, cleaned,  stored, and redirected. Energy is just energy.  No matter the source. Your mind is probably filled with little belief systems sucking energy off you.  Just like the belief about what you should wear to a job interview.Release them and use the energy.

You are probably spending energy dealing with other people’s beliefs and energy which are directed at you.  Keeping your own beliefs intact while being flooded from other people takes a lot of energy. Use their energy.  Stopping taking whatever you are receiving personally allows you to use their energy.  Either back at them or for any other purpose.

Become a hunter and gatherer of energy. Sources are everywhere.

  • Locate the energy source.
  • Attract the energy.
  • Process the energy.
  • Redirect or store the energy.

Energy can be stored in objects, your own body, or non-physically.  Be careful.  You can make yourself sick or worse doing this incorrectly.

Having help from a spirit-type entity is also a good idea. They can help make the process very efficient and effective.

Experiment. Learn to sense energy physically. See it. Feel it. Touch it. Hear it. Smell it.  However works best for you. Play with it.

We haven’t even gotten to sex yet.  Sex, either solo or partnered is an incredible source of energy and place for learning and experimenting. Stay tuned.

Where Does Magick Happen?

This morning I was set on starting my blogging marathon. My goal is to produce something everyday to share on this blog. Something helpful and hopefully inspiring for you. The morning started out good with a nice 1/2 hour meditation before getting out of bed relaxed and centered. Good breakfast.

How did the writing go?

Not well at all.

Coming up blank all morning. With nothing but a downward spiral and evaporating inspiration I shifted my attention. Cruised Facebook then Twitter. Again. And again. Looked at web traffic stats. And on and on.

Eventually, I decided to do something besides fritter time on-line. Wednesday is one of my exercise days. Did my dumbbell weight lifting routine. Good workout.

Nothing. Not exactly nothing. I started writing about magick experiences and experiments during sex with my wife. Just couldn’t get things fleshed out.

Well. How about some ritual work? Ahhh. Something shifted. In the middle of one ritual I got the word Tango flashed at me.

Maybe something about Argentine Tango and magick? Could be. Though nothing really hit me. Off to an early lunch.

Then a shower.

As is often the case, water did the trick.  A stream of thoughts revolving around where magick happens showed up.  The ideas came first as I was thinking about an awards brunch I went to this week for brokers at the real estate firm where I work. One broker in particular is never in the office. First time I met him I thought he was a new broker. Which was momentarily exciting as  I had been the newest broker for quite a while. Which I still was 10 seconds later.

He gets all his business as a broker being out in the community. The reason this is so important to my writing today is that he is an example of where magick happens. I have no idea if he is into the occult. What I do know is he is putting his energy out into the world. As a result, he is part of the flow.

For magick to work we have to be out in the world in some manner. The Internet can be part of the answer.  You are reading this blog post somewhere other than at my desk in my home.

If you want to use magick to attract:

  • Love
  • Sex
  • Wealth and Money
  • Satisfying Career
  • Figure Out Your Life Purpose
  • to Meet Your Twin Flame or Soulmate
  • or pretty much anything else you eventually have to get out of the basement.

In my own life, I did a ritual (in the shower) to bring my partner to me. She found me on-line two days later. Part of the process of meeting and eventually marrying did happen from the comfort of our respective homes. We did need to have a first date to begin the process of seeing if we could be in an actual relationship.

Money or Career opportunities are the same way. They come to you through other people. When I do ritual work to attract prospects in real estate, I can do the ritual at home. Prospective clients find me though out in the world or in via my connections.

Magick is really good at shifting the odds for you in whatever you are attempting. Don’t stack the odds against yourself.  The more you can do to help increase your chances of success the more likely the magick you are using can help make your goals a reality.

Where does magick happen?

Magick happens inside yourself and in the outer world. The trick is to be able to do the working internally.  Feel what the positive change of realizing your goal feels like inside yourself.  When you are done you release and “forget” your goal in the ritual. What you remember as you go about your day is that reality is fundamentally magickal. You see the world magickally and magickal happenings are business as usual.  When things start happening you are awake and see results finding you. Usually from places and in ways you didn’t expect.

One exception which really isn’t an exception is during energetic work. The most effective energetic workings are when I bring the other person to me.  Reaching out to effect change isn’t nearly as impacting.  The process feels a lot like there is a vacuum between myself and the other.  The vacuum is created by my making internal space for the other to flow towards.

A very yin approach.  There is also something rather hologram like about the experience.  Everything is contained within everything.  There is no “There” to touch.  Everything is right here as part of me. Not working form that perspective really dulls the connection.

Sex with my wife is one place I really enjoy this practice.  Whether we are physically connected or not I will draw her into me energetically. Nearly every time I initiate this process she feels me.  Sexual union on another level of connection.

So where does magick happen?

Magick happens inside ourselves. Ultimately, magick changes us. The process of using magick for physical world results changes both us and the world.

Magick is both inside and outside yourself. What can be difficult with physical world workings is discerning what (or who) is happening where. From my own life I get opportunities pretty much everyday to practice this discernment. My wife and I have had a connection which was obvious from day one.  Frankly, I have a feeling more than a few people would be freaked out by how transparent we are to each other on all levels. Psychic, empathic, spiritual, energetic, you name it, we feel it. If you aren’t ready for such an experience you can get a serious case of vertigo around who is feeling or thinking what.

Where is all this magick happening?

To quote Albus Dumbledore, “Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Or … maybe not?

Magick and Secrecy

How much do you talk about your magick with other people? When do you talk about your magick if you do?

This has been a dilemma for me for years. At first I was embarrassed because people thought I was strange and I cared about what they thought of me. This was when I was heavily focused on developing energetic skills after my initiation experience. The weirdness compared to ordinary life made integrating my growing awareness and sensitivities difficult. Telling people was plain awkward.

This week I am getting some more clarity around this idea of secrecy. For the last 3 or 4 months I have really upped my ritual and offerings practice.  The results have been astounding.  Life changing.  Even though magick has been helping me for years lately certain blocks in life are dissolving.  Mainly in the areas of wealth, finances, and career.

I would like to help other people change their lives as well.  Yes, there is a self-interest involved.  In helping others with magick I will be continuing to develop myself.

In order to help others I have to interact with them and let them know what I do.  How much and what do I share has been the question.  Time for Google! Reading about how other’s have been sharing and looking back at my own experiences after some time has passed helps.

Why Not To Share – Secrecy and Power

Secrecy can help a lot on the power cultivation side.  Sharing a process being planned or currently underway can definitely be counter-productive.  I suspect this has to do with how easily we unknowingly are influenced by other people. Direct interference by another person’s active attention and intention is another influence.  Between the two results can be anything from dismal to completely opposite what is desired.

Holding the secret definitely builds power.  You can feel it in your body.  Try it with just about any secret. Even negative secrets work.  The feeling is different between positive secrets and negative secrets for me.  A negative secret feels bad. Powerfully bad though doesn’t feel good. A positive secret can feel very empowering.

Emotional and energetic power can be transmuted into magickal work.

Practicing Magick and Being Part of the Rest of the World

Do we need to keep magickal secrets forever?  Is there anyone we can tell? What do we tell?

Some magick practices have little to do with the human world which is the case for a friend of mine. Hanging out at the local pub chatting about magick projects with strangers is probably not helpful. You just don’t know what baggage and belief systems you are going to have to defend against.  Which takes energy.

Magick for results in the physical world is a bit different.  Secrecy can still be helpful.  Seeing results and not telling how you got them IS powerful.

What else is powerful is stepping into the world and declaring yourself at the table so to speak. Confidence bordering on arrogance at times is helpful in getting results. Allowing your ego to run a muck on the other hand is not. This balance is important to figure out.

When ego is in charge crucial parts of ritual and magick like patience or focus are forgotten.  Ego has a place.  Denying all parts of ourselves is also limiting.  Figuring out how to channel the energy behind all these parts of ourselves is what’s important.  They are a serious source of power.

Action in the world is an important part of magick. We are tipping probabilities with magick.  We increase our chances of seeing physical world results by being in the physical world.

I want to help people learn to use magick in their lives.  In the process, I will be developing my own skills further and I will be getting paid.  If I don’t tell people what I do and the results I and my clients get this will not happen. I won’t be able to help help anyone and I won’t see results in my life either.

Magick is your birthright as a human.

 

Meditation for Twin Flame Telepathic Heart Connections

Not long ago, in the middle of the night, I wanted to feel her closer to me.  Yeah, she was a couple feet away in our bed. Still, sometimes you just can’t get enough snuggling!

There is an energy meditation I like use to invite her to me in situations like this one. When I do she usually rolls over so we can snuggle some more. Being able to call to each other at a heart level in itself feels good let alone the physical closeness we share when she responds.

Why don’t I just roll over myself? I respect her need for sleep. Her health and happiness are a priority for me. Sleep is top priority for maintaining both.

This time something new and wonderful happened. When I made my heart invitation to her that night she placed her hand over my heart to flow energy for a few minutes.

Pure bliss! The warm glow of her energy reassured whatever wanted her closer that everything was fine. Just recalling the moment brings back the peaceful feeling of being cared for so deeply.

The technique for inviting your partner is really simple. Still, it may take some practice.

Warning: Trying this with people you are not in sync with can open you up to all sorts of painful lessons. The flow of energy can be very destabilizing if done at a depth either people are not ready to experience.

  • Focus on your breath. Allow everything else in your mind to drift by without judgement.
  • Relax. Physical tension blocks most communication. Relax as and be aware of the state of tension and lack of tension in your body.
  • Feel your energy flowing using whatever sense is most comfortable. Personally, I am quite visual and kinesthetic and am describing this process from that perspective.
  • Visualize you and your Twin’s heart energy and chakra as one energy system. Be aware of and see the interweaving and oneness of you and your Twin’s heart energy.
  • Intuitively feel yourself create a space for your TF. This space is an intuitive sense and will have the quality of drawing them to you.
  • Hold the space, the feelings, and the intention without expectation.
  • Snuggle up!

The fundamental idea of this meditation is in the invitation. This approach is quite receptive, very yin. I found a yang approach of projecting my energy wasn’t nearly as productive as making an invitation. Energy has been more effective worked with instead of commanded. Everything happens in my heart work space.

I use a similar process when I do energy work. Whatever level I am working with the idea is to make an invitation. Often, something does happen. I am intentionally not imposing my will so the results can be unexpected. Which is okay. Be unattached to results. Hold the space.

Why does this meditation work?

First, with a Twin Flame you already have a natural connection. You are in sync on all levels. Vibrations match for you two. Anything energetic work related is much simpler between you and your TF.

Of course, unresolved issues can get in the way. Anything that causes tension for an individual has the potential of reducing the effectiveness of your intention. Also, mental distractions or diverted attention are very effective at shutting down the awareness of the connection and the energy flowing.

Second as I described above the act of inviting can be very powerful. Creating a vacuum for the other to fill is very effective. A pushing force creates a reactive push against. Push your intent and you risk a push against your intent. Guide energy, attract energy, hold space for energy.

Third, related to the first point, you are of the same soul as your twin. Yes, one is masculine and one is feminine. The most natural partner for either to flow energy and intention with is their original complement. You are one, like two eyes share the same body. One sees from the feminine perspective. The other from the masculine perspective. As one.

You are meant to dance together. As one.

 

The Path to Unlocking Your Psychic Powers

When I was learning animal tracking with Jon Young (founder of Wilderness Awareness School) he taught us how to use our Owl Vision in the woods.
Why? You’ll be able to see motion and patterns easier. Focused vision has benefits when looking at a specific target for details. When attempting to detect motion, obscure patterns, and gather information broadly soften the gaze.

Relaxing your eyes also has a lot to offer anyone wanting to develop psychic abilities. If I were to credit anything in my life for my psychic and spiritual development my experiences in nature would be top of the list. One of the most powerful tools I picked up in my nature experiences was the softening of my visual sense and using my peripheral vision.

Psychic Powers

    What showed up with a little practice:

  • Vivid images in my meditations. Soften your vision when your eyes are closed. Creating vivid imagery was also easier.
  • Auras. Outlines of various kinds around people and objects. Sometimes they were colors, sometimes heat wave looking patters.
  • Spiritual dimensions. Connecting with spirits at times and objects either from the spirit world or another time.
  • Prophetic dreams.
  • Energy flow. My kinestehetic sense of energy can become more acute with a softer gaze. The amount of energy channeled increases as well.
  • Body awareness seems to increase. Sight can be distracting to other sensations.
  • I prefer the soft gaze when working with Tarot cards as sigils.
  • Soft gaze is practically a requirement for Gnosis as far as I am concerned.

No doubt there’s more I am not recalling. You would be surprised how much information is available with a soft gaze! I am not sure exactly what happens in the brain. Somehow though whatever it is that restricts the flow of information relaxes.
It’s possible focused visual attention is like muscle tension or a head full of thoughts. In the case of muscle tension energy flow is restricted or a head full those thoughts distract us from quieter information.

Softening your Vision

    Try these tips to relax your gaze:

  • Relax the muscles around your eyes. This alone can make a big difference.
  • Extend your arm to your side at shoulder level, wiggle your fingers, and look for your fingers without moving your eyes to focus on them.
    Now, try walking around with your eyes soft and using your peripheral vision.
  • Here is another idea I picked up today from Amanda Linette Meder (she has a fabulous blog btw.) Use a magic eye book. You can find them on Amazon. Each page of the book contain images with in the primary image. In order to see these embedded image you will learn to relax your physical vision.

I recall reading somewhere that the softening of the gaze was one of the requirements for shamanistic practices. From my experience I suspect this is the case. Let me know your experiences!

What Happens When You Meet Your Twin Flame

First Date

Towards the end of the evening on our first date we were sitting in a diner. I had my arm around her. She had her head on my chest. The waitress was concerned and asked if I wanted her to call a cab. The intoxication she was witnessing though wasn’t from alcohol.  We are still Twin Flame drunk three and a half years later.

More than a soul mate. More than a karmic partner. Many people think of Twin Flames as the two halves of a soul. Sometimes Twin Flames are romantic partners though this is not required. They can be family members or friends,  same sex or opposite sex, for example.

After meeting my Twin Flame I would refine this idea of being halves of the same soul a bit. She is my perfect soul mirror. From the moment we met she has reflected back to me my deepest aspects.

The short answer to what happens when you meet is there is a knowing. A deep, scary knowing. You may not even want to admit you feel this knowing at first. Feeling safe and finally found home and knowing your world has changed forever.

Healing

Nothing in me can remain hidden from her. Mentally and emotionally we always know each others thoughts and states immediately. Often times down to the words being thought.

This level of knowing can be very intense! We’ve shared this connection from the beginning. The accuracy of our perception was pretty good at first and only getting more clear.  On another level though my deepest wounds and darkest shadows have been front and center from our first date.

This intensity also nearly broke us apart.

With natural and nearly complete transparency between us boundaries are very difficult to maintain. When that energy hits a raw nerve or decades old wound watch out. Thankfully, those wounds and raw nerves heal. Communication skills are very helpful.  As is a good therapist!

Spiritual Growth

Meeting each other has been about much more than healing old wounds. Thankfully.  This level of relating really can be intense! The natural energy between us is unbelievable.

We feel like we are on an accelerated growth path. Our natural energy patterns reinforce each other expanding our learning and growth. Whether during our sexual connection, while dancing, or just talking between the two of us we have to be aware of the natural desire to expand with each other energetically.

One way I see us in our natural state is as a helix continuously expanding spiraling around each other at higher and higher frequencies of vibration. Being in the physical world though keeps us grounded and able to function with the rest of the world.  If nothing else our physical need for sleep limits how many hours we can dance, talk, laugh or fight (rarely) with each other.

This grounding has certainly been helpful in my growth. Exploring the contrasting state between grounding and expanding states helps me understand both better. They provide reference points and insights for each other.

So back to the original question. What happens when you meet your Twin Flame?  Exactly what you need for maximum growth.

How Not to be Hypnotized by Software Consulting Clients

This morning I had a fascinating conversation with my friend Bob. He’s been a consultant since forever. Programming since the 70s. We get together weekly to connect and share about life, technology and spiritual matters.

Since I’ve been struggling with how to talk with potential clients and get to their pain points Bob offered to role play this morning. He was playing the prospective client.

Here’s what happened.

Years of practice and training around being in a heart centered space of awareness went out the window. Sure, I was reaching a surface level of engagement. There was no connection building though. Which meant I wasn’t developing trust and rapport. Which meant I was not getting to the HEART of the problem my “client” was facing.

Why was this happening?

Simple.

I was in my head. Literally. In. My. Head.

My vision had narrowed. I was aware of ego processes kicking in. Even my awareness of my body below my neck was pretty limited!

As a result we weren’t connecting, the client wasn’t able to share what was really going on in his business, and we never got past surface conversation. This has been happening with me forever! In certain contexts shifting out of my heart awareness is an unconscious habit. I become hypnotized!

Dropping into my heart after debriefing shifted the rest of the conversation dramatically. My friend could feel the difference, too. All of the sudden my ability to ask questions leading to deeper understanding. Ego processes floated off. He could feel the openness and safe space for sharing created by my shift to heart awareness.

Making the shift was pretty simple. I put my attention on my physical heart. My field of vision relaxed. Every inhalation comes in through my heart, every exhalation goes out through my heart.

Two things are happening. First, you are paying attention to your breathing. A practice that goes way back for controlling our thought processes. Second, we are shifting our attention to our hearts.

There’s something about how you direct your physical attention that shifts your mind. I suspect it must light up a bunch of heart neurons that shift how our brains work when we place our attention on our heart. Remembering to stay in our heart awareness when talking with prospective consulting clients is the big trick!

Death, Meditation, and Recursion

Today is a day of hypnotherapy, software development, and remembering a new friend in my life. He was called and inspired to serve and relieve the suffering of others. My new friend died recently while out hiking. While I am writing this my wife is with his widow. We don’t know and don’t control when our path in this life transitions to whatever comes next.

Michael Singer’s books “The Untethered Soul” and “The Surrender Experiment” are helping me remember aspects of my growing self-realization. Looking back I feel like in some ways, I took a 25 year detour. Forgetting practices and habits I new were important. I stagnated in fear for a long time. Though what I learned in those years was apparently what I needed to learn. Which can be a little embarrassing to my ego. All part of my path. Including letting go of the embarrassment. Deaths of a kind.

Lately, I’ve been getting a much more regular schedule of meditation without intention. Which is so simple and SO profoundly helpful. In completely unrelated news, or is it, Chapter 4 of The Little Schemer wrapped up today. Studying recursion (functions that call themselves) in computer programming has been stretching my brain a little.

Living an inspired life is remarkably challenging. So many shoulds are coming at each of us from so many directions. What gets in the way is not what we don’t have. Dropping what we’ve been given by others is the challenge. Should I be focusing on hypnotherapy, software, or ???? Yes!

As I keep dropping beliefs systems I get lighter. Instead of replacing those belief systems I am relaxing into the Self I am before the baggage found me. The toughest part in the growing self-realization is in this bit. I’ve held belief systems for much of my life knowing I would have to eventually drop them. Recently, I reach a threshold of some kind. I think it came from feeling like I lost everything over the last 5 years. Yeah, a bit dramatic. The feeling is there though. The result is being willing to give up everything ego attached in order to be free. Curious process going on here.

Sometimes balancing my diverse interests can be difficult. Egoic- mind wants to attach to one. Instead of letting the flow of Life inspire my next action my mind wants to tell the Universe how everything needs to happen. Why study the Scheme programming language? I don’t know! Yet, I feel drawn. Inspired. I’m also drawn to work with drones. Can’t say why. And when I get a little extra cash I’ll be getting some hardware for experimenting. My step-son asked this morning if he could help with a drone project.

Then there’s hypnotherapy. Programming for the Mind. Another thread in my life getting some focused attention from me. Helping people work with the systems of their mind is very rewarding. Instead of communicating in text with silicone we are working with imagery and feelings. Energy bundles making up belief systems “programmed” by life at some point in our history.

Venturing further gets into some out there stuff. Energy healing, Chi, remote viewing, remote influence …. For some reason, I’m drawn to all this. I still don’t know how all this things fit together. Somehow they are part of whatever Life is inspiring me to do in this Universe.

So, I keep doing my daily practice as best I am able. Thank you James Altucher for your book, Choosing Yourself. James’ book convinced me to attend to my Mental, Emotional, Physical, and Spiritual health every day each day. I wasn’t doing a very good job. Neglecting different aspects of my being was very limiting.

Turns out happiness is the foundation not the result of a life well lived. Moving my body, getting enough sleep(!!!), exercising my brain (Ten Ideas a Day!), reading and learning, meditation, love and being loved all keep me happy and tuned into the whispers from Life.

New 30 Day Challenge! Ping Pong Balls and Rubber Mallets!

It’s here!  My new 30 day challenge!  I found this one via Michael Senhoff at HardToFindSeminars.com.  He sent out a newsletter talking about how people are getting lots of cool benefits from exercising their brains.  Working on hand-eye coordination, memory, and simply calculations in a rapid manner is supposed to do fun things to your brain and body.

So, what I’m doing is starting a new routine.  Starting out, I’m bouncing a ping pong ball on a rubber mallet.  So far, I’m up to 28 times right handed, 21 times left handed.  Saying the alphabet forwards and backwards.  Eventually, this will get more complex and I’ll use a heavier mallet with a smaller head.

Results so far?

The girls’ cat, Luna, is intrigued by the ping pong ball.  This might be a coincidental but I had a lucid dream the first night after starting.  And the lucid dream turned into an astral projection episode.  (Felt a pop as I moved through a “solid” structure.)  Been a while since I’ve had the pleasure of some out-of-body traveling!

There’s a warning label on the handle to always where safety glasses when using the mallet.