“‘Money has never purchased righteousness,’ Jean said.” ~ The Crown Rose by Fiona Avery (pg. 269)
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We normally think of hair in terms of how it looks. We change the color, the texture, thickness, and length. What does hairstyle or length have to do with anything? Different sources say that there is power or strength in hair. Does hair give us extra help with our sixth sense?
In the Bible, Samson was blessed by God. An angel of the Lord came to Manoah and his wife to tell them of Samson. The angel told them in Judges 13:5 (KJV):
For lo, thou shalt conceive, and bear a son; and no razor shall come on his head: for the child shall be a Nazarite unto God from the womb: and he shall begin to deliver Israel out of the hand of the Philistines.
Samson grows into a man. He confided in Delilah where his strength came from. She shaved his head, chained him up, put out his eyes, and threw him in prison. After repenting for his sins and his hair was long again, the Lord gave him back his strength. When Samson was brought out of the prison to mock him. He asked to be placed between two pillars. Begging the Lord for strength one last time, Samson pulled the pillars down. This killed him and many of the Philistines.
Lately, there has been an article circling about hair. The article is The Truth About Hair and Why Indians Would Keep Their Hair Long. It says that the Native Americans were sought out by the military for their tracking abilities that were almost supernatural, for the Vietnam War. They found the recruits did very well. When the recruits joined, they had their hair cut in the standard haircut. Their tracking abililities were greatly reduced, so the military ran a study. They found that the ones who kept their long hair had great tracking abilities, but those abilities were lost when their hair was cut. Then the military allowed them to keep their hair (United Truth Seekers).
There is a piece of superstition concerning hair. If you cut your hair, you are advised to burn the cut hair. This is so that someone cannot take your hair and curse you. What’s funny is that hair actually does have DNA connected to it when it is pulled from the root, so it does have a piece of you.
Many cultures value long hair to some extent. Ancient hair care involved using different oils. Camellia oil (a.k.a. tea sead oil) was used by the Japanese. It has a pleasant scent. When applied, it penetrates quickly and does not leave an oily residue. It moisturizes hair, makes it more manageable, and improves hair elasticity (Warber).
Looking at this, there may be some power in your hair. I’m inclined to believe, based on the evidence, that hair has some kind of power. This power may consist of strength, strong intuition, and/or your identity. Can hair give any kind of help with your sixth sense? If so, does hairstyle have anything to do with it? Decide for yourself.
King James Version of the Bible.
United Truth Seekers. “The Truth About Hair and Why Indians Would Keep Their Hair Long — Science of the Spirit — Sott.net.” SOTT.net. Signs of the Times, 08 Sept. 2011. Web. 28 May 2012. http://www.sott.net/articles/show/234783-The-Truth-About-Hair-and-Why-Indians-Would-Keep-Their-Hair-Long.
Warber, Adrienne. “Camellia Oil for Hair.” Suite101.com. 14 Jan. 2010. Web. 31 May 2012. http://suite101.com/article/camellia-oil-for-hair-care-a189388.
In ancient Egypt, cats were highly revered. This was partly due to their excellent ability to combat vermin. Royal cats were sometimes dressed in gold jewelry and were permitted to eat from their owners’ plates. It was also illegal to take a cat outside of Egypt. Anyone caught harming or killing a cat, even by accident, was sentenced to death. Bastet, the cat and lioness goddess, was said to be the mother of cats. Since she was believed to be their mother, cats were considered demigods. They were also mummified when they died.
Several other religions believe in cats as being exalted souls. In Japan, maneki neko is a cat that is a symbol of good fortune. Japan also has an island that has a temple that is dedicated to cats. Some writers stated that Muhammad had a favorite cat, Muezza. He is said to have loved cats so much that he would do without a cloak so as not to disturb a cat sleeping on it. Freyja, a Norse goddess, is depicted as riding a chariot drawn by cats.
Many other cultures have negative superstitions about cats. One of them is a “black cat crossing your path is bad luck.” Another is that they are witches (in the negative connotation) familiars that were used to augment a witch’s powers and skills.
Some people dislike the independent spirit of cats. Cats are not dogs. They will not come on command, nor is it easy to train them to do something other than use a litter box. They are independent and thoughtful. A cat might even have a better glimpse of your soul than humans.
Cats love. They have the spirit of their mother, Bastet. They are loving, but they are also warriors. If a cat chooses you, you will likely be protected by that cat. Be warned, cats aren’t quick to forgive an insult. I speak from experience on this one. Any insult or threat made to a cat isnever forgotten. Treat them like the royalty they are (or believe they are). They will reward you with their affection, protection, and companionship. They are the children of Bastet.
“If it is within my power to heal, I do it.” ~ Jean Adaret Benariel, The Crown Rose by Fiona Avery (pg. 156)
The Solar Plexus Chakra (a.k.a. Manipura) is the third chakra. It is located at the solar plexus, hence the name. This is the focal point of our power and will. Its sense is sight. It’s associated with the pancreas, liver, skin, intestines, and stomach.
It can be symbolized with a circle, or a ten-petaled flower. E is its musical note. Its element is fire. Mars and the Sun are its planets. Its deities are: Ares, Athena, Bel, Bride, Dionysus, Lakini, and Mars. The ram is its animal. The gemstones are: amber, Tiger’s Eye, yellow topaz, and citrine. Iron is the metal of the Solar Plexus Chakra. Aromas associated are: lavendar, rosemary, and bergamot. Some incenses are: calamus, cardamon, carnation, cinnamon, coriander, ginger, marigold, and orange.
Yellow is the color of this chakra. This is the color of the mind, intellect, high intelligence, and wisdom. In terms of the aura, yellow represents: awakening, intelligence, inspiration, action shared, creativity, playful, optimism, and an easy-going attitude. When little kids use yellow in a drawing, they usually use it for the sun or some kind of flower (e.g. sunflower).
This chakra helps tie us to the emotional world. It is the Emotional Center. It also defines our self-esteem and will-power. This is also one of the centers of intuition (a.k.a. “gut feeling”), so pay attention to it.
- Blocking emotions, or emotions feel superficial.
- May only feel negative emotions (i.e. anxiety, panic, or worry).
- Closed to spirit energies.
- Unable to experience sweetness and joy in life.
- Fear of change and incapable of opening to greater things in life.
- Ruled by ambition, pride, fear, love of fame, desires and passions, and likes and dislikes.
- Overly concerned with their place in life and their relation with others.
- May crave the company of other people.
- Be unable to cope or amuse yourself on your own.
- Have a deeply fulfilling emotional life.
- Take an expansive, outgoing, and sociable attitude to the world.
- Able to feel the sweetness of life.
- Have a sense of belonging and fitting in perfectly in the universe.
- Feel daring, confident, and able to take risks.
It is clear that you want this chakra to be open. One of the things you need to think is: “I act.” You can also say: “I love myself for who I am.”
There is one spiritual lesson for you to learn with this chakra. Learn to accept your place in the life stream. It can also be known as self-love. When I say “self-love,” I mean it in that you need to appreciate and accept yourself. Don’t be narcissistic about it. Accept yourself and your place in the stream of life.
The Sacral Chakra (a.k.a. Spleen Chakra, Swadhisthana, Svadhisthana, and Adhishthana) is located in the sacrum (or lower abdomen), hence its name. This is the second chakra. It has to do with sexuality, relationships, creativity, and emotional balance. Its associated sense is taste. This chakra is associated with the sexual organs, the stomach, the upper intestines, the liver, the gallbladder, the gonads, the pancreas, the spleen, the kidneys, the skin, and the middle of the spine.
It can be symbolized with a six-petaled flower, or a pyramid. Its musical note is D. Its element is water. Jupiter, Neptune, and the Moon are its planets. Its gemstones are: carnelian, garnet, moonstone, orange tourmaline, and Tiger’s Eye. The aromas are musk, ylang-ylang oil, and sandalwood. Its incenses are: musk, orange, jasmine, damiana, gardenia, rose and neroli. Tin is the medal. The deities connected with this chakra are: Aphrodite, Diana, Mari, Neptune, Poseidon, Rakini, and Tiamat. Its animals are fish, sea creatures, and makara.
Orange is its associated color. This color symbolizes vitality, vigor, good health, and excitement. In the aura, it can mean that there is a lot of energy and stamina, creativity, productivity, adventurous, courageous, and outgoing nature. It can also mean that the person is currently experiencing stress related to appetites and addictions.
This chakra helps tie us to the emotional world. It is fluid and feeling. It also involves magnetism and attraction of opposites.
- Shy away from love.
- Shy away from sex.
- Often feel guilty, usually the guilt is sex related.
- May feel lack of control.
- Tendency to be stiff and unemotional, often having a “poker face.”
- Not very open to people.
- Emotional most of the time.
- Very emotionally attached to people.
- May have a need for constant sexual gratification.
- Need to justify yourself by constantly trying to please your partner.
- Excessive sexuality that is not healthy.
- Very co-dependent and be easily manipulated and affected by a lover.
- Tendency to be over-emotional or theatrical.
- Frustration can build into aggressive behavior.
- Feelings flow freely and expressed without being over-emotional.
- Open to intimacy.
- Can be passionate and lively.
- You have good connections and relationships with the majority of people.
You know the differences between the activity and openness of the chakra. The main thing you need to think is “Go with the flow.” Another good affirmation is “I feel.”
There some spiritual lessons with this chakra. One of them is creativity. Another is manifestation, which involves some positive thoughts. You need to honor relationships and learn to let go.
Before I begin, I would like to say (type) a few things. I can see others’ auras (energy fields around the body) and feel them when I am close enough [in distance] to those people. I’m also an empathetic person, to the point that I can sometimes feel another person’s pain.
Today, I was near an epileptic woman at the grocery store. First, she passed me while we were in the same aisle. I could tell that she had epilepsy; she was doing her best to keep it under control. Initially, I was shocked; I have never met an epileptic person, nor have I seen one who wasn’t on television. Also, I felt sorry that she was going through this.
After we had the food we wanted, we went to the checkout. The woman and her husband were in front of us. Her husband was further away from us. I was next to her for about five minutes. I could feel her energy–her aura. It was moving, almost shaking. It was non-stop. This is probably how she feels every day. Being my empathetic self, I started almost feeling the need to shake and twitch like she was. It was like the tremor of an earthquake, in some instances. The main way I was able to keep from doing this was to clear my energy with Archangel Michael’s help.
The woman and her husband left. After we checked out, I felt better but shaken. I remembered how her energy felt. My eyes welled with tears. I felt like crying. After a while, I was back to normal but the experience was still in my mind. I thought about it and realized that I didn’t feel like I could have helped her by sending her healing energy. I normally send healing energy to someone who I see is hurting or is ill. This is one of those few times that I felt like I couldn’t help someone by sending them healing energy. In my opinion, it may have taught me that there are going to be times when all I can do is just smile, give love, and be encouraging.
I don’t know if this is how every epileptic person’s aura is. I just know that was how this epileptic woman’s aura was. It’s certainly nothing I have thought about before. What is an epileptic’s aura usually like? I have run some searches in the last few hours about the subject, in the last few hours and have come up with nothing. One thing I wonder: is epilepsy so neural that energy work doesn’t do much to help it?
I may never know the name of that woman. I may never see her again. I’m glad that I spent some time near her. She has taught me a few things. I’m still processing a few of those lessons. I will always remember her. I pray that she gets better. May her life be as peaceful and healing as possible.
Go placidly amidst the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labours and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its shams, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.
Desiderata (Ehrmann) is by Max Ehrmann (1872-1945). This poem is in the public domain (Stanley). Desiderata is Latin for “things to be desired” or “things desired as essential” (Fleur-de-lis Designs). It is most often used in churches. Ehrmann had even putDesiderata is some of his Christmas cards.
“Desiderata History.” Desiderata History. Fleur-de-lis Designs. Web. 26 May 2012. http://www.fleurdelis.com/desidera.htm.
Ehrmann, Max. “Fleur-de-lis Designs – Insights Plaques: Desiderata.” Fleur-de-lis Designs – Insights Plaques: Desiderata. Fleur-de-lis Designs. Web. 26 May 2012. http://www.fleurdelis.com/desiderata.htm.
“536 F.2d 164: Robert L. Bell D/b/a Crescendo Publishing Company, Plaintiff-appellant, v. Combined Registry Company, an Illinois Corporation,defendant-appellee.” Justia Law. Ed. Tim Stanley. Justia Inc. Web. 27 May 2012. http://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/F2/536/164/139671/.
The Root Chakra (a.k.a. Base Chakra, and Muladhara), located at the base of the spine or coccyx, is the first chakra. It has to do with survival. The senses it is associated with are smell and taste. This chakra is also associated with adrenal glands, kidneys, muscles, and arterial blood.
It can be symbolized with a square, or a four-petaled flower. Its musical note is C. Its element is earth/physical. Its planets are Earth and Saturn. The deities connected with the root chakra are: Anat, Ceridwen, Dakini, Demeter, Erda, Ereshkigal, Gaia, Ganesh, and Lakshmi. The elephant, the ox, and the bull are associated with this chakra. The gemstones are: agate, bloodstone, garnet, red coral, and ruby. Lead is the metal. Aromas associated are: patchouli, cedar, and clove. Some incenses are: cedar, musk, patchouli, and sandalwood.
Red is the color of this chakra. This color symbolizes life, vitality, strength and the physical nature of humankind. In nature, red represents heat and fire. In the aura, red can represent power, anger, sexuality, love, compassion, immaturity, and/or confidence. It is all about the physical nature.
This chakra links us to the physical world, solidity, and support. It’s the foundation. It also involves Earth, survival, grounding, and stillness.
- If you tend to be fearful or nervous.
- Easily feel unwelcome.
- Tired or lethargic.
- Lack of confidence.
- May harbor self-destructive tendencies.
- If this chakra is over-active, you may be very materialistic or greedy.
- Obsessed with being secure.
- Resist change.
- Difficulty sleeping.
- Feel stable.
- Feel grounded.
- Feel secure.
- Feel a strong connection to yourself and those around you.
- If some areas of life aren’t working, you’re confident they will work out.
You know the differences between under-active, over-active, and open for this chakra. As you can figure, you want your chakra to be open. The key words you need to know and believe to help keep your chakra open are: grounded, present, safe, secure, and healthy. A good affirmation is “I am.”
There are some life lessons with this chakra. They are connecting with your parents, family, and tribe. The other two are survival and procreation. Learn to develop and open this chakra. It is your foundation.