Being in the astral can indeed be a wonderful experience: in effect, emotional closeness is the astral's version of what we perceive as physical distance. The problem is, trying to enforce it with people who are incompatible is bound to end in disaster. There's no point being upset about it, the thing to do is to learn, and not force or coerce people to come along to a big FAKE event, but rather, have a smaller, GENUINE event.
There is also the issue of celebrating an accomplishment. Most of the time, I don't feel the need for that: if I set out to do something, simply the fact of doing it is enough (maybe that's because I believe in self actualisation, rather than self esteem ...). As a kid, I used to hate presentation of awards in sailing clubs - I was pleased when I learned enough to be reasonably successful at sailing, but the formal presentation and applause was nothing pleasant. A nod of approval from someone I respected was more significant and rewarding to me.
At least part of the dream last night was me being a professional dinghy sailor (yes, people do get paid to sail some boats, but they're big yachts, not off-the-beach dinghies): I think that was possibly a message about finding a way to earn my income from something I love, rather than something I endure. Good - a message of hope.
On that, I'm currently not doing of my artificing (carving a wand, staff and walking stick), as I don't want any of my "down" energy to get into what I am making. That reminds me, I've been doing some thinking about the energy that gets put into buildings by construction workers. We've got a couple of skyscrapers being built near where I work, and - when walking past one of these sites - the energy can be extremely unpleasant at times. It's the same with building a house - or anything, really. After 30 years experience in engineering, I know that there will be arguments and disagreements, and some extremely sour people along the way. All that energy gets put into the building, and then will affect people who move in.
Doing something yourself - literally, personally, physically yourself, I mean: not hiring something to do something you think of - or even, at the very least, cleaning the house/building, will help to dissipate the energy. The problem is, several hundred hours of work will have gone into making that place: no matter that your efforts will be better directed and focused, you will still need to make some very concentrated effort over quite some time in order to flush out the builders energies, and leave the place as truly, energetically, your own.
(This does tend to happen automatically after time; after half a century or so, there would be very little of the original builder left, but there will be the energy opf previous residents.)
The other point to contemplate about this is different levels of energy & sensitivity. I find a lot of people (and cats) like the energy where I am living - to them, it is high energy, but for me, it is often a lower level of energy than I want or am comfortable with. I am use to a lot of energy, and what I find merely comfortable, others may find overwhelming.
Now, a builder's labourer is quite possibly focused on very physical things, and may have little psychic sensitivity (especially if she/he/ze drinks a lot - and no, not all builder's labourers are male), so may be quite genuinely unaware of what they're doing - and is likely to be too indifferent to future residents (they just want to get to the next drunken booze up, more likely) to be dragging energy down deliberately. Nevertheless, the damage they are doing is real. It's like accidentally dropping an object from a high place which then hits and injures (or even kills) someone: it wasn't intended, but it caused some very real harm.
On that (accidents), I've had more crazy incidents happening on the roads (ninja [no lights] cyclists wandering across roads at night, pedestrians dressed in black standing in the middle of the road at night, etc, etc, etc). I can make allowances for people not being aware (they should be!!!), etc, but I've recently started to wonder ... is any of this just simple stupidity?
Basic/Underlying Concepts for this Post:
- we have a non-physical, which can survive death and then reincarnate;
- in-between incarnations, we exist in the astral (generally!), which is a world of emotions that responds to emotions and thoughts and dircted will, in which the perception of distance is related to harmony of basic frequency, rather than what we describe as physical distance;
- our dreams, which often originate from the astral, can be messages (albeit distorted by the shock of returning to the physical) or insights into our state of being, and we can improve that state of being (including improving ourselves);
- energy from people affects things they handle, particularly things they handle with intent - such as when they make things;
- that energy can affect others, for better or worse;
- a lot of things are relative, including energy states (what one person considers good, another doesn't).
- I can relate to a lot in this: "Bigots Come in All Denominations", by Jeffery Johnson: http://www.witchvox.com/va/dt_va.html?a=ussd&c=words&id=14740;
- I am looking forward to the other articles in this series: "13 Keys: The Kingdom of Malkuth", by Robin Fennelly: http://www.witchvox.com/va/dt_va.html?a=uspa&c=words&id=14946;
- A well balanced and reflective article: "Financial Sorcery and the Pagan Path", by Jason Miller (Inominandum): http://www.witchvox.com/va/dt_va.html?a=usnj&c=words&id=15116;
- I like this author's adaptation to local conditions, which is somewhat similar to what I have tried to do with the Kulin people's seasons: "Sonoran Desert Wheel of the Year (Square Peg, Round Hole)", by Darrell: http://www.witchvox.com/va/dt_va.html?a=usaz&c=holidays&id=15055;
- This article is very inetresting in light of my own eclectic path, and the re-reading of Katherine Kerr's Deverry series that I am currently doing: "A Trained Mind: Part III", by Grey Ghost: http://www.witchvox.com/va/dt_va.html?a=uswa&c=words&id=14971 (refers to earlier articles at http://www.witchvox.com/va/dt_va.html?a=uswa&c=words&id=14792 and http://www.witchvox.com/va/dt_va.html?a=uswa&c=words&id=14962);
- This is an interesting, well laid out site: "Shaman Links" http://www.shamanlinks.net/, which I found from a survey that someone posted (at http://www.jerismithready.com/quiz/);
- A bit too "New Agey" for my tastes, but the underlying message is worth considering: "Earth Angels" at http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art45545.asp;
- I hadn't heard of this before: "Moon Cords", http://spiritrescue.ning.com/forum/topics/1972845:Topic:353657;
Oh, and if you read - whether here or elsewhere - something you don't like or are perhaps upset about, what are you going to do about it?
- There can be, at times, a tendency towards arguing in favour of mediocrity. This story is about one woman who chose not to go along with that: "Super natural", 26th July, 2012: http://www.theage.com.au/olympics/athletics-london-2012/super-natural-20120725-22r1r.html;
- "In a long season, finding the 'off' switch makes all the difference", 4th July, 2012: http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-news/in-a-long-season-finding-the-off-switch-makes-all-the-difference-20120703-21fi6.html;
- "Zen and the art of surviving a shark attack", 23rd June, 2012: http://www.theage.com.au/lifestyle/zen-and-the-art-of-surviving-a-shark-attack-20120618-20iuq.html;
- Surprise, surpise - they've only been round for thousands of years before doctors! I've written a few letters in support of midwives over the years, and it nice to have something I can cite: "Dedicated midwives a boon to births: study", 26th July, 2012: http://www.theage.com.au/national/health/dedicated-midwives-a-boon-to-births-study-20120725-22qz6.html;
- This and the next article illustrates, in my opinion, the dangers of the attitude that widespread ownership of weapons is OK (and, in the case of the next article, how people can fall into the point of view that guns are OK - as a short term response to an immediate threat). About the only thing I think Little Johnny Howler - sorry, John Howard, got right as PM was gun control: "Weapons sales boom following Dark Knight shootings", 26th July, 2012: http://www.theage.com.au/world/weapons-sales-boom-following-dark-knight-shootings-20120725-22qse.html;
- "Living in gun-crazy America, it's right to bear arms", by David Hirst ("an author, journalist and filmmaker. His documentaries include Living With The Gun"), 25th July, 2012: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/politics/living-in-guncrazy-america-its-right-to-bear-arms-20120724-22nb2.html;
- This reminds me of the film "Hotel Rwanda", which I have blogged about previously: "The ordinary heroes who stood up", 24th July, 2012: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/the-ordinary-heroes-who-stood-up-20120723-22kbc.html;
- There are some potentially useful links at the end of this article: "Combat commuters: dishing out death with drones", 26th June, 2012: http://www.theage.com.au/technology/sci-tech/combat-commuters-dishing-out-death-with-drones-20120626-20zjj.html;
- EXACTLY the SAME comments about presumptions and slurs on reputations applies to members of the public - who do not have the massive powers that police do - who are subjected to drug/alcohol checks by these police officers. You're aren't above the law you administer, and your VASTLY greater power require correspondingly greater checks! "Random drug tests a slur on officers: union", 27th June, 2012: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/random-drug-tests-a-slur-on-officers-union-20120627-211eq.html;
- When I read this article, I was reminded of the Australian airforce pilots who pulled out of a raid because it was too close to a school - I forget whether that was Iraq or Afghanistan .. I think Iraq - and I think I have posted on that, but cannot be bothered to go trawling for the reference (sorry!) "Captain defied order on boat", 12th July, 2012: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/political-news/captain-defied-order-on-boat-20120711-21wda.html;
- "Why the moralising left is losing the refugee debate", 23rd June, 2012: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/politics/why-the-moralising-left-is-losing-the-refugee-debate-20120622-20tph.html;
- "Awe therapy 'could make us nicer' ", 23rd July, 2012: http://www.theage.com.au/lifestyle/life/awe-therapy-could-make-us-nicer-20120723-22ise.html;
- "Timid governments bow to populism", 9th July, 2012: http://www.theage.com.au/business/timid-governments-bow-to-populism-20120709-21qy1.html;
- And on governance and it's problems ... "PNG cult killings disrupt elections", 4th July, 2012: http://www.theage.com.au/world/png-cult-killings-disrupt-elections-20120703-21fdq.html;
- And an off-shoot of governance: justice, and its problems when wrongly administered ... "Jail time 'changed' Lindy, former husband says", 25th June, 2012: http://www.theage.com.au/national/jail-time-changed-lindy-former-husband-says-20120624-20wta.html;
- "Chamberlain's new quest for justice", 2nd July, 2012: http://www.theage.com.au/world/chamberlains-new-quest-for-justice-20120701-21b36.html;
- "Melinda Gates leads contraception battle", 13th July, 2012: http://www.theage.com.au/world/melinda-gates-leads-contraception-battle-20120712-21ylp.html;
- "Second-class Olympians fume over team gender bias", 19th July, 2012: http://www.theage.com.au/olympics/news-london-2012/secondclass-olympians-fume-over-team-gender-bias-20120719-22bb7.html;
- "Gays a 'cold topic' for AFL", 1st July, 2012: http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-news/gays-a-cold-topic-for-afl-20120630-219rj.html;
- "Leadership just twittered away", 30th June, 2012: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/leadership-just-twittered-away-20120629-2185s.html;
- "Most of us agree on most things, so why such partisanship?", 24th July, 2012: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/politics/most-of-us-agree-on-most-things-so-why-such-partisanship-20120723-22khc.html;
- "A herbal symbol for social progress", 23rd June, 2012: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/a-herbal-symbol-for-social-progress-20120622-20tqi.html;
- "Climate policy will stay a mystery until the silent specialists join the debate", 24th July, 2012: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/climate-policy-will-stay-a-mystery-until-the-silent-specialists-join-the-debate-20120723-22khb.html;
- "The curious incident of Gina Rinehart in the night-time", 30th June, 2012: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/politics/the-curious-incident-of-gina-rinehart-in-the-nighttime-20120629-2185y.html;
- "Viva la digital revolution!", 28th June, 2012: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/viva-la-digital-revolution-20120627-212rc.html;
- Hmmm ... "Sounds of violence ring in slapped ear", 13th July, 2012: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/sounds-of-violence-ring-in-slapped-ear-20120712-21ywh.html;
- Hmmmmmmm ... "Enforced conformity in class condemns boys to mediocrity", 9th July, 2012: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/enforced-conformity-in-class-condemns-boys-to-mediocrity-20120708-21p7a.html;
- "Sport's the solution to violence, not the problem", 4th July, 2012: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/sports-the-solution-to-violence-not-the-problem-20120703-21fbl.html;
- "Some hard truths", 1st July, 2012: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/some-hard-truths-20120630-219jc.html;
- Good on him! "Trader forgoes $80,000 in bid to clean up Footscray streets", 17th July, 2012: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/trader-forgoes-80000-in-bid-to-clean-up-footscray-streets-20120716-226jt.html;
- My experience as a child who was bullied is why I consider telling the bully how I feel to be an absoute catastrophe, and exactly the WRONG thing to do. This article backs me up, but I'll think about the suggestion with "evil" kids for a while ... one of the problems is that I know my limits, and others also have limits:" it is just as well to say not to disengage, but who has the support to do so? " 'Evil' children not lost cause for caring parents", 21st July, 2012: http://www.theage.com.au/national/evil-children-not-lost-cause-for-caring-parents-20120720-22fm0.html;
- And fair enough, too: "We don't want your prayers, victims tell church", 9th July, 2012: http://www.theage.com.au/national/we-dont-want-your-prayers-victims-tell-church-20120709-21r9l.html;
- "Obesity reporting splits the experts", 13th July, 2012: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/obesity-reporting-splits-the-experts-20120712-21yws.html;
- No kidding?! "No physical benefit from 'exergames': study", 25th June, 2012: http://www.theage.com.au/digital-life/games/no-physical-benefit-from-exergames-study-20120624-20wnb.html;
- "I like a little something to hold on to", 26th June, 2012: http://www.dailylife.com.au/life-and-love/i-like-a-little-something-to-hold-on-to-20120621-20q5q.html;
- "Navigating through the negativity", by Scott Phillips, a "Motley Fool investment analyst" (no, I don't know what that is, either - I'll look it up some time or other ... ), 11th July, 2012: http://www.theage.com.au/business/motley-fool/navigating-through-the-negativity-20120711-21vst.html;
- "We want the milk without cost of cow", by Ross Gittins, Economics Editor, 11th July, 2012: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/politics/we-want-the-milk-without-cost-of-cow-20120710-21tq1.html;
- "Two new taxes are on the way, but we shouldn't complain", by Tim Colebatch, also Economics Editor, 26th June, 2012: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/politics/two-new-taxes-are-on-the-way-but-we-shouldnt-complain-20120625-20yg0.html;
- "House price 'plateau' still out of reach for most", 9th July, 2012: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/politics/house-price-plateau-still-out-of-reach-for-most-20120709-21qhl.html;
- "At $237 a week, teens mean lean times for parents", 29th June, 2012: http://www.theage.com.au/national/at-237-a-week-teens-mean-lean-times-for-parents-20120628-215e6.html;
- If I still had a boat I would ... "Workforce gives up and drops out", 13th July, 2012: http://www.theage.com.au/business/workforce-gives-up-and-drops-out-20120712-21yuw.html;
- "Public servants more than faceless pen-pushers", 28th June, 2012: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/public-servants-more-than-faceless-penpushers-20120627-212lf.html;
- Terminator, anyone? :) "Rise of the machines", 18th July, 2012: http://www.theage.com.au/technology/sci-tech/rise-of-the-machines-20120718-229ev.html;
- "Generation IOU: parents fork out $22 billion a year to help their adult children", 26th July, 2012: http://www.theage.com.au/lifestyle/life/generation-iou-parents-fork-out-22-billion-a-year-to-help-their-adult-children-20120725-22r11.html;
- Read the article above about us wanting milk without the price of the cow first. "Woolies accused by food suppliers", 6th July, 2012: http://www.theage.com.au/business/woolies-accused-by-food-suppliers-20120705-21k9m.html;
- "Seeking a simple life", 9th July, 2012: http://www.theage.com.au/national/seeking-a-simple-life-20120708-21p6f.html;
- I've posted on this before! "Conscientious consumption", 4th July, 2012: http://www.theage.com.au/national/conscientious-consumption-20120703-21far.html;
- "Time to shut up shop on retail therapy", 14th July, 2012: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/time-to-shut-up-shop-on-retail-therapy-20120713-221gv.html;
- "I want out of Generation I", 27th June, 2012: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/i-want-out-of-generation-i-20120626-210ke.html;
- "Embarrassing Facebook status updates exposed", 29th June, 2012: http://www.theage.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/embarrassing-facebook-status-updates-exposed-20120629-2170a.html;
- Oh, please for ... sake! "When is a virgin, a virgin?", 24th July, 2012: http://www.theage.com.au/lifestyle/life/when-is-a-virgin-a-virgin-20120720-22eza.html;
- This is a perfect example of why you do not give in to "requests" from your kids!!!! "Job on the line over car crash lie", 13th July, 2012: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/job-on-the-line-over-car-crash-lie-20120712-21yxf.html;
- "'I can't serve you. You're pregnant" ", 11th July, 2012: http://www.theage.com.au/lifestyle/diet-and-fitness/i-cant-serve-you-youre-pregnant-20120710-21sob.html;
- Oh, for ... sake!!! "Pictures urged before genital surgery", 13th July, 2012: http://www.theage.com.au/national/pictures-urged-before-genital-surgery-20120712-21yxg.html.
Love, light, hugs and blessings
My "blogiography" is here.
May the world of commerce & business be recognised to be a servant, not a master, of the lives of people.
A home is for living in, not feeling, becoming or being rich or a “better” class than others.
The International Labour Organisation's definition of "full employment" is wrong, useless and misleading.
Armageddon is alive and well and happening right now: it is a battle between the indolence of "I only ..." and/or "I just ..." on one side, and perspicacity on the other.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good [people] to do nothing. EDMUND BURKE
Your children are not your children. ... They come through you but ... they belong not to you ... for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow KAHLIL GIBRAN
We didn't inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we only borrowed it from our children ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY
Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
Those whom we cannot stand are usually those who we cannot understand P.K.SHAW
Tags: astral, attitudes, change, discrimination, dreams, growth, Kulin, rituals, society, violence,
First published: Frysdagr, 27th July, 2012
Last edited: Friday, 27th July, 2012