Saturday, 20 June 2009

Post No. 062 - Perspective

My starting point for this post is a comment I received from someone I knew a couple of decades ago. She in all seriousness tried to tell me that I should work on a personal dislike of some foods as a higher priority than working on world events (such as mass starvation, or even poverty at home). Naturally, I disagreed with her then, I still disagree with that small minded point of view, and I have spent considerable time and energy working (though both psychic means and more conventional lobbying of politicians) at making this world a better place.

Who knows - maybe that person was just upset that I didn't enjoy her favourite foods/meals when I was there for a shared meal as much as she did? I certainly enjoyed most of the meals, and was not rude or impolite on the basis of my food dislikes.

It all smacked a bit of the parent trying to get a child to eat by saying "think of all the starving people in X". My response usually was "send them the food then", but
(a) I DO live in a privileged society, and am privileged to be in a comfortable position where I have never been short of food;
(b) trying to over-feed or force-feed people is actually not hospitable (it can be harmful to health), although understandable (and, in the case of alcohol, choosing to become upset because someone will nto drink alcohol is pathetic, morally wrong behaviour); and
(c) as I recently had pointed out to me when I was struggling to finish what was on my plate (despite what I've just written, I don't like to see food go to waste :D ), food can be wasted on a plate or wasted in your system if it cannot be usefully digested, and just get stored as fat instread.

But before I get further into my thoughts on this topic, take a moment to ponder: what is your scale of perspective? What is important to you?

A common item of importance to many people is family. I have talked about this with both my sisters (well, actually I have more than two, but I have not met my half-sister in my birth family yet) in the context of caring for my father (that is, my adoptive father) and my brother (my full-blood brother in my family). The conversations were along the lines of "of course I/you/we would do , he/she/they are family!". That's good - that's great, actually.

But it is not what I consider the be-all and end-all of love and caring.

In the Hindu tradition, the Path of Bhakti Yoga is the path of devotion and love. To summarise this (and this is mostly based on what I read in Lobsang Rampa * - for a different point of view, look at for the "proper" view), people start off only being able to love in a very limited way: this is usually described as "self love", and may be described - incorrectly, I consider - as beign selfish. An analogy for this is a child, who is self centred.

As one grows, whether that is maturing within one lifetime or over a longer term perspective, one's idea of who one should love expands. This is the point where many people are at, in my experience: they consider love for family (including, for the purposes of this post, "romantic" love) is the highest pinnacle of evolution, anf the standard by which all loves should be measured.

Sorry - it ain't.

I've posted previously on this view ("who is in your family"), but to pick up from a more recent post (on chakras and push-pull), I would describe these people as "living in the solar plexus/heart chakras" - most of the energy being used in their lives is energy on the level of emotions and love (with, perhaps, occasional excursions into throat chakra energies, which are communication based, and may be manifested [used] in more functional family units).

That is not the limit of love, nor of evolution.

The idea of Bhakti is that one expands one's devotion as one evolves. In a sense, you could say you practice loving until you can apply it more widely. You start off loving a parent, then youir family, then your friends, then maybe others (strangers? I'll touch on St Francis of Assisi shortly) or a guru (which simply means "teacher" - don't give the word any more emotional meaning, I would suggest, than you would to the word "teacher"). Ultimately you attain "Ai", which Rampa defines (in Wisdom of the Ancients") as universal love, in the agape sense of love that Christ wanted humanity to live and manifest (see

There are steps along the way here. Do you feel comfortable giving donations to people who are less well off than you? Would you do as St Francis of Assissi did, and give someone half your garment?

In my case, I'm somewhere between the two: I'm very happy to give donations and spend time and energy working for the wellbeing of people outside my family (I consider my friends my family of choice, so I include them in that - and I have housed friends in need), but I'm certainly not as evolved as St Francis of Assissi!

It can be interesting to contemplate why people limit their love - whether that is to only their nation, or only their social group/culture, or only their family. Is it because they fear that they don't have enough love to go round, or that their love for theose close to them will somehow be cheapened by having agape type love for other people outside that group?

The Universe is actually very abundant - particularly on the topic of love. In fact, a definition I like of "God" from Stuart Holroyd's "Briefing for the Landing on Planet Earth" (Pub. Corgi, 1979; ISBN 10: 0552109975, ISBN 13: 9780552109970; I think republished as "The Nine: Briefing from Deep Space" - see is along the lines of (my books are still in storage, so I can't be too precise about this - sorry - and you should see what I had to go through to get a citation for the book! :D ):

- "a universal intelligence which grows on love".

So, if Deity grows on love, it would seem to me that there is a good reason to have more love in the Universe, and if there is more love floating round in the Universe, then that is surely going to be of benefit to those we love at some point? Somewhere they should bump into all that extra love, surely?

There's an additional element to this, and that is the love that is manifested by people who live more in the higher chakras - third eye, crown, Soul Star, etc.

This love may be hard to understand for those who live in the heart chakra. For instance, someone who lives in the Third Eye Chakra may be driven to provide lots of selfless psychic service to people (a bit like John Edwards *, or Gordon Smith *, or Allison DuBois * [who the TV series "Medium" is supposed to be based on], or James Van Praagh, who the TV series "Ghost Whisperer" is supposed to be based on).

If someone is living in other chakras, they may become someone like a Mohandas K. Gandhi, the Mahatma, or seek to live well beyond the confines of loving only their immediate (or wider) family. As another example of that, one woman I knew, who was a bit like a foster mother to me, used to send her children out through the streets of Frankston to find homeless kids and bring them home (one of them wound up marrying a close friend of mine).

Where do you fit on this scale of Bhakti?

More importantly, are you prepared to let others live wherever they are on that scale?

(As a post script, perhaps most people living in their heart chakras is the reason some poets use the language of love to try and shift people along the scale of Bhakti? I was tryiong to find an example for you, dear Reader, but can only think of the Persian**, Sufi poet Rumi, and I don't think that is quite what I am looking for.)

* Wikipedia is an online encyclopaedia. Being online does not rule out conventional thinking, nor intellectual conservatism. Hence, there is a fair chunk of the "claims to be psychic" stuff in articles I link to. I don't consider that bad - you should be thinking critically anyway. However, if you're unhappy with what you read on Wikipedia, look at the source links (generally included at the end of the article, and you may be able to find more "favourable" links.

** This a National Geographic link, not Wikipedia, and is well worth a look - even if you know a great deal about Persia, and ESPECIALLY should be looked at if your knowledge is based on "Iran"

Love, light, hugs and blessings


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First published: Saturday 20th June, 2009
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Post No. 061 - Maturity

I thought I'd throw together some thoughts on the topic of maturity (for Wikipedia's thoughts, see and These have no particular basis other than my life experience (I deliberately have not read the Wikipedia links), and I haven't bothered to try to track down the sources of some of my information. Feel free to disregard or disagree as you deem most appropriate :)

Let's begin by considering physical maturity.

Biologically, this is often indicated by the ability to reproduce. Animals are often considered physically mature at this point in their development, and I suspect that, in simpler times, many millennia in the past, humans were also considered mature at around that point.

I mentioned "in simpler times".

In today's world, survival is more complicated than it was in hunter-gatherer societies. In those societies, "work" to survive was, I have read, around 25-30hours per week. Now, in the materialistic, consumeristic western world, working weeks are often at least 35 hours, maybe up to 70 hours for some professionals/small business owners/driven people (I occasionally joke with my partner about "retiring to a 5 day, 40 hour week :) ), and education to significant standards of literacy and numeracy is almost essential.

Today, maturity - let’s call it "social maturity" - is generally defined as being at around 18 years of age. At that point, many societies allow young people to vote, be independent of parents, etc. A better way to define this would be the ability to function as an independent being in whatever society one is in. In Neanderthal society, that maybe meant having your own campfire and contributing to hunting and gathering. In today's western (developed) society, this is - in my opinion: keep your own thinking caps on and activated! - characterised by moving out of one's parents home. Unless you have a valid excuse such as a disability, if you haven't moved out and lived as an independent adult, you have not yet attained social maturity. To move out and live independently requires skills such as the ability to plan and prepare nutritious meals, budgeting, getting and keeping an adequate (legal) income and knowledge of legal requirements such as voting, not assaulting people or being a thief, etc. (Mind you, I do support things such as lowering voting age to 16 - or, at the very least, allowing those who are prepared to join the armed forces and potentially put their lives on the line for their country to be able to vote, if they are under the current voting age: to be able to be killed in a conflict in which you have no say is, to me, slightly more immoral than being able to be killed without a say ...)

The discrepancy between physical and social maturity has, in my opinion, been a problem at times: teenagers have bodies that for thousands of years were considered mature, but live in a society where they are not allowed to act as independent beings. (This is a bit like the problem of our dietary cravings being based on famine-feast conditions, rather than today's world of - for MOST of those in DEVELOPED nations - plenty [the qualification is because of poverty and homelessness].) Some of that is being addressed - for instance, some societies have ages of consent which are around 16 years old.

However, some of that discrepancy between physical and social maturity is, I consider, beneficial: being pregnant as a teenager in a society of Neanderthals, where life would be over when you lost your teeth at around 40years of age, where you were able to hunt or gather to help your band survive as a teenager, and where the band would probably help you without question, is probably less devastating than today's society where teenage parents are judged harshly, rarely adequately supported and may suffer from reduced opportunities for education.

In either case, starting to have sex does NOT show maturity, whether it is at below the legal age of consent (which, in many cases, is arguably too high or, in some cases, too low - and the discrepancy between same sex and opposite sex ages of consent is abhorrent, wrong and unjustifiable) or above, possibly well above. I've known, as I was growing and still at school, other kids who started having sex very early. They, despite a bravado that they were more mature and somehow inherently better people than other kids who chose not to have sex (and none of that was for religious reasons: the current neo-Christian fundamentalism hadn't made itself felt in that quiet little part of Queensland at that time - and maybe hasn't yet!) because of having had sex and "relationships" (VERY big quotation marks), were actually more probably just reacting thoughtlessly to genetic drivers (particularly the "selfish gene") and showing their immaturity by failing to understand what being an adult meant. For starters, they were NOT better human beings. (Also, I wonder if they went through the too common teenage whinges about housework and parties at home, and didn't think about contributing to the household economics ... if they did, they only confirm their immaturity.)

There is an issue which is very relevant here: emotional maturity.

Emotional maturity is largely independent of physical and mental maturity. I know people in their 30s, 40s and older who I consider far less emotionally mature than some teenagers. (That does NOT mean that all teenagers are emotionally mature! It certainly does not mean that any teenager is necessarily more mature than the adults around them.) Some of those older people are in the engineering profession that I currently labour in. I wish we made as widespread use of "Emotional Intelligence" (or "Emotional Quotient") tests as we did of IQ (Intelligence Quotient) tests. IQ is, to me, of far less importance than EQ.

Emotional maturity is, in my opinion, most characterised by the ability to defer gratification. The immature want pleasure, and want it NOW! In children, this immaturity may show as tantrums; in older people (including teenagers), it tends to show as materialism/consumerism - HAVING to have the latest gimmick or gizmo, or compulsive shopping (I am NOT referring to shopping occasionally for pleasure here), or being surprised when others don't share your consumerism/materialism. It is also a large part of the reason the plant is being screwed over environmentally, as consumerism/materialism (look the terms up on Wikipedia if you wish) in the developed world uses a massive amount of resources.

Another vaguely related issue here is population growth, which is, in my opinion, an environmental crime. Population growth happens for a wide range of reasons, but one of the key ones is the urge to have children - to leave something of oneself behind in the world, for posterity. Having "replacement numbers" of children is fine (although there are social issues such as discrimination against same sex couples, poverty and child abuse which need to be corrected. One of the ulitmate signs of maturity is to control this powerful biological urge and have no more than "replacement numbers" of children. (Read "The Selfish Gene", by Richard Dawkins, for some thoughts on this issue.)

One other aspect of emotional maturity I wish to mention here is the ability to form and sustain mutually fulfilling relationships. This requires communication, deferred gratification, self knowledge and a whole host of other skills. It is another very good measure of emotional maturity. Good manners is, in my opinion, an offshoot of this.

I have come across people who thing being confronting or rude (they call it "challenging") is good, or a sign of being evolved. Some times - very few times - it is. Most times it is not - all the times I have experienced it, it was simply boorish, intellectually arrogant behaviour (what would be called "being a troll" in internet groups). My karma must have improved quite a bit on this aspect: I haven't been subjected to that for quite some years now. (The fact that I experienced it at all suggests to me that I probably exhibited the same behaviour myself. Or perhaps it was a learning experience ... nah - that latter attitude is too much of a cop out, in my view.)

By "good manners" I do not mean following some of the old fashioned books on etiquette or following particular ideas on social intercourse (such as that you have to converse and discuss intimate details of your or others life - gossip is one of the most damaging forms of social cohesion/bonding that I know of): I mean basic courteously. Things like acknowledging other people's presence, paying attention and having some consideration of, for instance, someone who is using a walking stick and thus appears to have mobility issues, not jumping to conclusions.

Also, emotionally mature people can accept valid criticism/correction without falling to pieces. Attainment of this aspect requires working through Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs until one has good self esteem. Criticism that is malicious may have a useful element of truth in it, but criticism that is wrong is something that should be rejected.

As a final issue, I personally consider emotionally maturity is marked by the presence of empathy (which I touched on when discussing manners).

Now, mental maturity. I'm going to propose that this comprises two parts:
(1) having a basic education so one has an adequate ability to comprehend basic things (like language, numbers, science) without necessarily being an expert in anything in particular (getting to leaving level of high school will pretty much cover this); and
(2) the ability to think independently (i.e., the ability to not be duped by advertising, political "spin", or the "spin" of others such as media or false gurus [I certainly hope you've kept your thinking caps on as you read this!]).

Getting a good basic education is so fundamental to being able to think independently and critically, as well as to stimulating the developing areas of the brain, that I consider it an essential part of achieving maturity. In matters such as attaining human rights for women in developing nations, education of girls is often a fundamental prerequisite.

Good education often covers critical thinking.

Now spiritual maturity. This, incidentally, is not the final version of maturity that I will consider :) It is, however, a development of the previous versions of maturity, and is reliant upon achieving physical, social, emotional and mental maturity.

Spiritual maturity is, to me, defined by:
(i) acceptance of the fact that change is inevitable, and one can best manage that by choosing to grow constructively (towards being all that one can be);
(ii) being able to look beyond the world one has grown up in, and see behind the barriers of social norms, socialisation and expectations placed upon us to what is of lasting, valid importance to the spirit/psyche/soul of oneself and others (I could refer to this as "not being duped by society");
(iii) being able to see the caring behind emotionally confronting behaviour (in a sense, this means not being duped by people who put on a facade of being nice); and
(iv) being able to identify own mistakes and address them without having to be kicked up the backside.

One definition I considered and ultimately rejected for this version of maturity is:
"giving serious, BALANCED consideration to the impact one has on others and the world, but without sacrificing oneself for others (one could say this requires, in essence, a balance between Left Hand Path and Right Hand Path, or the ability to look one's darker aspects in the face and accept, integrate and love those parts of oneself without being consumed by them)"
I think the points I have come up with cover this adequately.

The last point I listed under spiritual maturity leads me to a new topic: what I call "functional maturity". Unlike spiritual maturity, this is not dependent on other maturities, although mental and emotional maturity are probably going to happen first. My definition of this is:
- being able to be given a task and not need excessive supervision or motivation to satisfactorily undertake it.

Young children (not teenagers) need a high level of guidance to complete tasks - it is how they learn. Adults should not need that same level of guidance: they should be able to do some thinking about this task is to be done, and get it under way (with appropriate checks back to the originator of the request).

Finally, I have an aspect I have, for the purposes of this blog, chosen to call "general/overall maturity". My measure of this is experiencing a Saturn Return (at around 28-30yrs), which is when one things one has not attended to adequately in the first part of one's life come back to bite one on the bum. So ... if you've attained a wide range of the types of maturity I've outlined here, but have neglected one, that one is what life will tend to throw up in your face. It's a bit of a "catch all" provision. Unfortunately, it doesn't work as a universal thing, as I know people in their 30s who are still self absorbed gits, and older people who are also failing on some aspect of maturity.

I'm personally working through some issues - maybe as a result of my Uranus return - it's probably a bit like a deferred mid-life crisis ...

Interestingly, according to, 18-21 is the time of the first Uranus event of significance [the Square, significantly affected by Saturn transits], followed by Uranus Trine in mid-20s when people leave their parent's nest, Uranus opposition when people have a mid-life crisis, the 2nd Uranus square at 59-65 [which I'm not quite at yet] and the Uranus return at 82-84: have a look at the link :) ).

So, let me summarise all this.

Physical maturity:
- probably still happens around the completion of puberty, although changes and further development still happen after that.

Social maturity:
- achieved by moving out of one's parent's home and functioning effectively as an independent adult (with a note that the gap between physical and social maturity can be an inherently problematic time).

Emotional maturity:
- ability to defer gratification;
- the ability to form and sustain mutually fulfilling relationships;
- good manners;
- the ability to accept valid criticism/correction without falling to pieces; and
- empathy.

Mental maturity:
- an adequate basic education;
- the ability to think independently (not be duped).

Spiritual maturity:
- acceptance of change and intelligent participation in it by choosing to grow constructively;
- being able to look beyond the world one has grown up in to what is of lasting importance (i.e., "not being duped by society");
- being able to see the caring behind emotionally confronting behaviour (i.e., not being duped by people who put on a facade of being nice); and
- being able to identify own mistakes and address them without having to be kicked up the backside.

Functional maturity:
- the ability to be given a task and not need excessive supervision or motivation to satisfactorily undertake it.

Overall maturity:
- experiencing a Saturn return.

So, in my "system", one must be at least 28years old to be mature. That doesn't worry me: I'm way out the other side, well past the ancient Roman Empire ideal age of 43 years old (thinking about what a Uranus return means, actually :D ), and one achieves maturity at differing times in the various parts of one’s life.

Love, light, hugs and blessings


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Tags: personal characteristics, personal responsibility, attitudes, change, maturity, immaturity,

First published: Saturday 20th June, 2009

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Monday, 8 June 2009

Post No. 060 - The Middle Ages and Today's Psychic Sewers

If you go back a few hundred years to when Europeans had forgotten about hygiene, we had the situation where sewers ran down the main street. Cess pits (their version of toilets) overflowed into the drain in the middle of the street, and everything was thrown into that drain. It was a terrible time to live in, with diseases rampant, and people dying or blowing themselves up at night by closing out the night air, which was thought to be evil, which allowed the noxious and sometimes explosive gases to build up in their homes.

How smugly we can look back at those times, and pity those people for being so ill-informed.

What a damn shame we are as ignorant in our way as they were.

We live, today, in the psychic equivalent of those open sewers. People generally do not know how to keep their energies to themselves, or do not deal constructively with issues/problems, and the overall effect is to create a unhealthy or even dangerous psychic environment.

And we do generally do not even see this as a problem.

If someone allowed their property to become overgrown and infested with vermin, their neighbours would call upon the Council to have the place cleaned up for the good of all.

But we do not do the same when it comes to psychic world - we get offended about "attacks on our personality", or say "what a load of crap!", or try to defend a non-existent liberty.

I look forward to the day when we take pyshic health & well being and being reponsible psychically as such a mundane matters that it is taught in schools, and Councils will do their bit to make sure people don't project their energies - without trying to force them to be different people.

That's an interesting balance, don't you think? Not ptojecting your energies but staying a grumpy old curmudgeon if you want. How would such a thing be acheived, I wonder, in such times? How could it be acheived now, I wonder?

(Psst - look up closing your aura, grounding and centering and personal responsibility!)

Love, light, hugs and blessings


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Tags: personal responsibility, personal characteristics, grounding, interactions, interpersonal interactions, lifestyles, protection, Psychic attack, psychic health, respect, responsibility,

First published: Monday 8th June, 2009
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Post No. 059 - Chakras and "push-pull"

I’ve written about chakras before (see In a simplistic sense, they are generally described as “energy centres” – places where energy can be added relatively easily, places where blockages can cause problems (e.g., difficulty releasing emotional pain, physical symptoms/problems such as pain [e.g., headaches] or functional problems [e.g., difficulty with clairvoyance for the “3rd Eye” chakra or clairaudience with the throat chakra]).
They are like energy hearts – pumps driving energy round the various energy pathways we have in our non-physical body.

If you wish to achieve a particular non-physical effect, effective use of chakras can help that. For instance, it is fairly widely known that the “3rd Eye” chakra, that one located in the forehead region, is associated with clairvoyance. “opening” that chakra (which basically means stimulating it) can potentially enhance clairvoyance (I use the word potentially as there are so many other factors which can have an influence here).

The forms of stimulation are generally through visualisation, but colours, scents and sex can also stimulate chakras (sex can – under certain circumstances - lead to stimulation of the Kundalini). After “opening”, most forms of training emphasise “closing” the chakra, which does not stop the functioning of the chakra: it just returns it to a normal state.

Now, a few facts which are less well known.

Our energy structure is an evolving thing: humans are evolving more chakras. This is an idea I first came across in Shirley Maclaine’s books (although, in hindsight, Rampa also touches on this), but it has also been elaborated on in Katrina Raphael’s “The Crystalline Transmission”. In my case, I now use a thirteen chakra system.

Next: our chakras are point of connection between various levels of our being. Hence, our “Earth Star” chakra is a connection point to the physical world, our Base Chakra is a connection to our physical body, the 2nd Chakra is a connection to our etheric, the Solar Plexus Chakra is a connection to the lower astral, the Heart Chakra is a connection to the higher astral, etc.

When people die, the connection between the person and the physical body, etheric and lower astral ends: this is sometimes seen as a Silver Cord between the navel of the physical body and the image of a navel in an astral body parting. (The base and 2nd chakra cords part as well, but that tends to be less “visible” as it is within the body/auric confines.)

The higher cords don’t part as the soul is still connected to those bodies. (Rampa talks about “incarnations” onto the astral plane from higher planes, which I find quite interesting.)

To rephrase what I have been writing about slightly: each level is sustained (in an energetic sense) by a higher frequency level. That chakra is a connection point to a specific level.

We can use that connection to connect to those levels.

For instance, if you want to do some work on the astral plane, try using shamanic techniques to go through that chakra.

However, my main focus in this post is using chakras tactically/strategically in situations of psychic attack.

Before I go into that, it may be useful for any serious readers to review my past articles on the topic of psychic attack”

Since writing those articles, I have come across a book by Kerr Cuhulain “Magickal Self Defense: A Quantum Approach to Warding”, (Pub. Llewellyn, 2008; ISBN 978-0-7387-1219-2). In that book, the author talks about an adaptation of a martial art technique called “push-pull” to psychic self defence.

The basis of “push-pull” is that, if your opponent pushes, you pull, and if your opponent pulls, you push. If someone is trying to direct negative energy against you, pull that energy hard (e.g., by grabbing it with gloved hands and pulling as you connect it to, say, Mother Earth, a tornado of light, etc) and get your opponent off balance. If someone is trying to drain you, or perhaps a protective shield (“ward”) you have created, take their connection and hook it up to the Universe – they’ll find it a lot harder to drain the Universe than your shield.

This is something I have tried (keeping in mind that psychic “attack” can occur with things as simple as someone “thinking ill” of you, and I have found it works quite well. I like the technique also as it is what I would consider “non-violent”: you are not retaliating, it is almost like a spiritual form of Aikido.

As a further development of this, it is possible to check what level the energy (or energies) the attack is on – for instance, most emotional attack is on the level of the solar plexus, as it is emotionally based. Given this, it is worth considering using an “outflanking” manoeuvre, perhaps stimulating the attackers “higher” emotions, so that they perhaps reconsider what they are doing – which would require projecting positive energy to your attacker on the heart and crown levels. The Crown Chakra is needed to direct the emotions being triggered through inspiration; remember, the person is someone who is and is capable of indulging in attack, so they aren’t necessarily going just automatically feel nobler emotions towards you simply because you have stimulated the point by which such emotions can come into being.

As a digression (at this time – I’ll come back to this in future posts), to be “jealous” or “angry” or “loving” or “lazy” or any particular “emotion” (although I do not consider anger an emotion – see, you need to, in effect, pull those energies in through the appropriate chakra into this world, or latch on to some existing energies, and use them. You have a choice in all situations: you do not have to behave in any particular way (although, granted, you may have established a habit of reacting in a particular way). Learning channelling – particularly in situations of rescue - can help people to overcome their habits of using particular energies, as they will, for a while, relinquish control of their body to another spirit, who almost inevitably leaves some of their energies behind, so the medium re-enters their body and has to practice not using energies that are “laying about the place, in a sense.

Building a little further on that point, I mentioned that chakras return to a normal state of being. Not all chakras are at the same energy level, and to some extent, it is possible to work out where a person is at” in life by looking at the various states of energy in the chakras. For instance, someone who is mentally focused in life will tend to have more activity in the head chakras; someone who is emotionally giving will have more activity in the heart and solar plexus chakras; someone who is what used to be termed “base” (lives for the day, addicted to pleasure) may have the base and 2nd chakras more active.

These states of being may all be valid, when viewed from the long term perspective of the soul, a perspective taken over many lifetimes.

If there is an “ideal” to pursue on this aspect, it is the activation/use of any combination of chakras which is spiritually best for a particular situation. For instance, someone who has been focusing on communication (throat chakra) may find themselves in physical peril, and so need to boost the base and 2nd chakras for survival reasons. Or someone may wish to grow their own food (or some of it, at any rate), and so need to stimulate the Earth Star. At this time in this Earth’s evolution, few people live in more than a few of their chakras – the lack of connection to the Earth Star is a particular problem in light of what is happening to this world.

Returning to the point I was making about using different levels of reality to address psychic attack, perhaps you can now understand why it may be necessary to stimulate levels the person has not used if you wish them to stop their attack.

As you do this, keep in mind the other person’s free will. They have no right to attack you, but if they desist, you have no right to do anything further to them.

I’ll leave that post at that for now.

Love, light, hugs and blessings


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First published: 8th June, 2009

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Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Post No. 058 - Healing

This post is about a skill I learned back in the 80s: what I call channelled energy healing. You do NOT need to be greatly skilled, not possessed of great health and high energy levels yourself to do (channelled energy) healing. To quote from some notes I have been updating on healing:
(1) the energy is NOT yours, it comes from other sources (such as energy channelled to you from your guides/helpers/Higher Self, and psychic energy that can be accessed from Mother Earth, the Universe, etc – you might even find that you get a healing boost as well);
(2) when you have commenced the healing, you do not need great psychic powers to determine the “right” place to put the healing in: much as the physical body knows where nutrients, vitamins and minerals are needed (we don’t have fingernails drop off because things like Silica were “wrongly” applied to the digestive system rather than the fingernail), the non-physical body (bodies, actually) have circulation systems (meridians and chakras) and is well and truly capable of taking the energy to wherever it is needed.
I usually start explanations of healing with a bit of a blurb along the lines of the following:
Ø the many bodies we have can be considered to be like the skins of an onion, or a set of tuning forks at a similar frequency: if something presses on one skin of an onion, it will affect those nearby; if the tuning forks are close enough in frequency, when one gets some energy and starts vibrating, those near it will also; when on of your bodies is affected in some way, that will affect others
Ø this is a two way street:
- if something drags down the energy levels of your physical body, that can also “lower your spirits” as the saying goes;
- if one of your nonphysical bodies is drained, it can manifest as physical health problems;
- is something boosts your physical system (e.g., good nutrition, rest and exercise), that can boost your nonphysical bodies;
- if something boosts your nonphysical bodies, that will potentially improve emotional and mental state of being, but in the classic sense can help the physical body to heal itself.
It should also be noted that:
Ø physical and psychic problems may also limit themselves to only that level;
Ø there is a pragmatic aspect to this: if a problem is sized, say, five units, three units worth of energy won’t fix it: that is where practice (we generally get better with practice, but that is a long term view :) ), working with other people (who provide more energy) and magic (which accesses other sources of energy such as that of various Deities, and other skills & knowledge such as that of Ancestors) come into play.
OK, so how do you actually do this healing thing?
What I was taught to do to begin was:
(1) establish protection
(2) ask my guides/helpers/Higher Self/Deity to channel healing through me to the person being healed as is for the Highest Spiritual Good.
Now, Highest Spiritual Good. I’m going to cheat here, and quote from the notes from one of my workshops:
No matter how good your application of the techniques we will be learning about in this workshop, they may not work for you in all situations.
This may be because the person or situation being worked on is meant to experience something unpleasant or difficult or challenging. This may also be because that is needed to motivate someone into learning thoroughly, or to be a strengthening experience, to repay a karmic debt or perhaps you may have agreed to take something on to see whether others would help you (i.e., as a test of a friend, perhaps).
There is a flip side to this as well: it may be for the Highest Spiritual Good to have what is being worked towards happen, and so that may happen despite the combination of you and crystal(s) not having the ability to ordinarily manifest that.
Protection can be by a simple mental request (a prayer) for protection, casting a circle, or visualisation (.g., of a Cone of Light, a Golden Pyramid or some other device which surrounds you, the patient, others present and the place being worked in (including above and below). An adaptation of one prayer I’ve used for this purpose is:
May the Goddess guide, nurture, protect and heal all of us present here, whatever our form, existence or purpose for coming here may be.
We ask that the assistance be both within and without ourselves:
- within, by increasing our spiritual strengths and our love, and by reducing our weaknesses;
- without, through the assistance of our and other suitable guides, helpers, Higher Selves, the Ancestors and by being connected to positive energy centres
We ask that the protection without include a Pyramid of Light about this place, existing in all dimensions. We ask that our Pyramid be kept continuously clear of all negative or discordant units, and free of all outside negative influences.
May this prayer, and everything that is don, thought or said by anyone present or connected to here in any way, be only for the Highest Spiritual Good. As a sign of our commitment to this request, we ask that all that we intentionally do to others be done immediately to us, so that we may know no harm is being done.
So mote it be.
Similarly, to start the healing process, ask. These do not necessarily have to be complicated. One healing prayer I’ve heard of was “Lt ‘er rip”. It all depends on what is comfortable for you and your healing team. My prayer is usually
I ask for healing to go through me to this patient, as is for the HSG.
At this point, I’ll make a few comments about Reiki. I have not done any courses in Reiki, as I do not consider that I need to. The form of channelled energy healing I was taught works – without me having been attuned, or given a formalised system to work with, or having particular visualisations to use, or a particular way to open chakras (I consider that opening chakras should not be done in healing unless you know very well what you are doing). There can be advantages to using a formalised system – in particular, it can give new people a source of comfort around “what do I do”. I have also, in other circumstances, personally experienced the benefits that can come with initiation (including when I received my First Degree Initiation in the Correllian Tradition). However, the point is that you do NOT need to do Reiki training to be able to do effective healing.
Useful contact is normally on or above the chakras, or at joints (which are minor chakras). Don’t touch anywhere your patient doesn’t feel comfortable (ask if you haven’t worked with them before). One thing to watch is trying to give healing into the palms of your patient if they are also a healer or potential healer: that can result in two energy flows trying to compete against each other.
Now, the next topic: pay attention to your patient.
To be a little facetious, there’s not much point closing your eyes (which a number of healers do), healing someone and failing to notice that he/she/ze has had a heart attack. If the patient is getting worse, stop. You may not be doing anything wrong, but that is immaterial: “first do no harm”. Stop.
In the same way that not all medicines developed by modern medical science are suitable for everyone, not everyone will always be suited to receiving healing in this general way (and this applies also to Reiki: not everyone is suited to that technique, in my opinion), or possibly not to receiving healing from a particular person (and that can change: you may be OK to receive or give healing on day, but not necessarily at some other time). The main concern here is (lack of) compatibility of energies as channelled.
Two people may be extremely compatible people, even partners, but the healing energies they work with may not be compatible. There could be, for instance, a tendency for one person to channel, say, orange energy as a result of past lives working with the God Mercury, which may be a different type of energy to that being lived now (which could be, say, in harmony with what are termed “Green Ray” energies. Ideally, the healer concerned needs to update their healing techniques from old habits, but in the short term, pay attention and stop if need be.
It could also be that, if you are healing someone for the first time, they are wary of you (possibly with some justification if you are being too pushy, or are using this as an excuse to get closer to the person), want subconsciously to hold on to something (possibly because they feel they need to solve the problem themselves [and they could be correct]) or there is a shield or barrier of some sort. These are the sort of problems I came across from time to time while healing in spiritualist churches. I also came across people who would begin trancing or exhibiting other inappropriate behaviour: the solution there is to stop, firmly talk the person back to a normal state of being (if need be, some water in their face will help, albeit at the price of a headache), and tell them to go away until they learn some basic grounding and/or psychic self discipline (that sort of behaviour is certainly nothing to be impressed by). (I also came across some people who were healing junkies: they would keep getting haling at the expense of taking some personal responsibility for their energy states of being – THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO PEOPLE WITH GENUINE HEALTH PROBLEMS, including CFS. The latter will need ongoing, sustained healing.)
How long you heal depends on how much healing the patient needs, how long you stay relaxed and what rate you can channel at. In most cases, 20minutes is long enough. With practice, your intuition will tell you when you’ve finished, or you (or your patient) may feel the healing slow or stop. (Then again, on or both of you may feel nothing, despite healing flowing. You could also, if working with a group, ask someone else to check with their guides/helpers/Higher Self whether or not you have done as much as you are supposed to.) It is worth asking your patient how they feel before you finish, as they may want some part of their body given direct healing - they may not know that direct contact is not necessary, and hence, for instance, may want a sore finger touched and healed before they will let go of that pain.
On that, whenever you are healing, informed consent applies. You do NOT have the right to touch any person in a way that they are uncomfortable with (and you could quite possibly be the subject of legal action if you do). Such contact is not needed – indeed, it is possible to heal without any direct contact, just by having your hands close to the patient. In fact, it is possible to heal at a very considerable distance, but that is a topic for another email.
When you finish:
Ø check how your patient is feeling
Ø explain that they have received psychic energy, and this tends to open them up psychically; it is therefore important that they be aware they could potentially experience light headedness, difficulty sleeping or discomfort if they do not adequately close their psychic openness – this will comprise grounding and closing the aura (if you have opened their chakras, you need to make sure they know how to close them in case you don’t adequately close the chakras)
Ø grounding is commonly done by visualising a tree root growing into the earth and anchoring your spirit bodies inside your physical, or by having something to eat or drink (non-alcoholic) or visualise a shower of energy flushing out your aura
Ø closing the aura is done by visualising oneself inside a white egg shell around the boundaries of the aura (I tend to run my hands over the outside of the aura, from the ground up, to help the sealing process)
Ø explain who to contact if they have problems
Ø say a closing prayer, such as the example given below, or open circle (whatever is appropriate for what you have done at the start of the healing session)
Ø ground and release all excess energy yourself, and close your aura
OK, the example closing prayer is as follows:
We ask that our auras be cleansed, cleared and closed. W ask that we be assisted to close down and to centre ourselves, grounding and releasing all excess energy in doing so. We ask that the pyramid be cleansed and cleared in all times, dimensions, realities, levels and spaces. We ask that all positive links, skills outcomes and other things be strengthened. We ask that the circle be cleansed, cleared and closed, but that the protection, healing and guidance continue for the Highest Spiritual Good.
So mote it be.
It sounds far more complicated than it actually is to do.
Love, light, hugs and blessings


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First published: Tuesday 2nd June, 2009

Last edited: Tuesday 2nd June, 2009