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Cosmic energy versus aura

English: It is now known that most cosmic rays...

It is now known that most cosmic rays are atomic nuclei. Most are hydrogen nuclei, some are helium nuclei, and the rest heavier elements. The relative abundance changes with cosmic ray energy — the highest energy cosmic rays tend to be heavier nuclei. Although many of the low energy cosmic rays come from our Sun, the origins of the highest energy cosmic rays remains unknown and a topic of much research. This drawing illustrates air showers from very high energy cosmic rays. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Copyright © Miroslav Provod, 2013. All rights reserved.

At the time when Aristotle brought up to the world of physics the word “ether”, this word had already been known for millennia. Ether is a part of energy that had it’s name in each culture. Taoists called it “čchi” Babylonians “ti”, Inds “Ódžas”, the Japanese “rei ki”, Hebrews “ruach”, Tibetians “šugs rlung”, the Vedic religion “prána”.

Four thousand years later occultist Reichenbach called the spatial irradiation of life energy “ód”. In many cases of the new history this energy of life matter that irradiates into it’s surroundings was called “magnetism”. This “magical” energy still calls up our attention that is even getting greater and that’s why it would be appropriate to summarize it’s very long terminology. In the literature it is usually described as cosmic energy. That’s how we called it in our empirical research and I think that this name is appropriate. Because of the same reason it would be better if we call the first part of cosmic energy, which had been up to now in our research called “energetic space”, by it’s usual name aura. Cosmic energy consists of three energetic parts – the aura, the zones and the interzones. Ether consists of two energetic parts – the zones and the interzones.

Cosmic energy = aura + zones + interzones
Ether = zones + interzones

The properties of aura are associated with all matter, not only organisms, as is sometimes described. By experiments with aura we got to know that when the auras of two or more objects are in contact, their auras come together to form one common aura. It was found in another experiments, that the energies of objects that form their common aura are slowly exchanged in between them until their energetic potentials are equal. This phenomenon that hasn’t been described anywhere yet could be used to explain many unexplainable events. It’s nothing new – the properties of aura, which we will be learning, were already used 2000 years before the first pyramid was built. At you can find in the part called “diagrams” the graphical illustration of the three parts of cosmic energy – the aura, the zones and the interzones, with a detailed description of their properties.

Nobody has yet been successful when trying to find the motivation for building hundreds of thousands of megalithic constructions, while the properties of aura offer evidential explanation. If we place a rock into the aura of a water stream, the auras of both matters join into one common and the rock gains energy. It works in the same way if we place a different aura into the aura of a water stream, including organisms. It works like this in between matters of all elements – the matter in a common aura that has lower energetic potential gains energy from the matter with higher energetic potential. There are numerous examples, like with other physical phenomena, of energetic interaction between matters. It’s easy to manipulate with the size of aura. It’s quickest and most efficient when using groups of capacitors with great capacitance. However, we don’t recommend to experiment with capacitors charged to high voltages, because it leads to an increase of potential on the membranes of our cells, which could cause some health anomalies. The properties of aura can’t be put together with the result, which we would expect. The aura of a group of capacitors of a radius of 40cm can influence us negatively. However, it has been proved over time that the aura of a mobile telephone with a radius of a few tens of centimeters doesn’t affect our health.

Aura – the first energetic part of each matter – is a common name. In connection with cosmic energy, the unknown parts are the zones and the interzones, the second and third energetic parts of each matter. The zones are copying the shape of the aura like peels and in various distances in between them. With greater distance from their source they gain gigantic dimensions and it’s not possible to find out how far from the source they go. We don’t know why, but each third zone is ten times greater than the first and the second zone. In the space between zones there are energetically weaker interzones. There are usually four of them, but in some cases there are more of them and they are always located closer to the zone that is located closer to the source. Together with the zones there is a great number of them and they create a very dense three dimensional raster – ether.

English: Energy Arc, central electrode of a Pl...

Energy Arc, central electrode of a Plasma Lamp. Français : Arc énergétique, électrode centrale d’une lampe à plasma. Română: Arc energetic, electrod central al unei lampe cu plasmă. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In regions of any matter, even in the regions of gas planets or clouds, we always find three parts of cosmic energy. Many objects can have their own aura, for example a stone, a lump of stones, a building, a group of buildings, a person, a stadium filled by people, a stream, a thunderstorm cloud, a tree, a planet – until the aura gets in contact with an aura of a different matter. In such a case both come together to form one energetically common aura with common energetic parts. It works like this in most cases, but there are also exceptions. Our planet Earth has the greatest aura by the above stated rule, so all the auras on the Earth should then have one common aura with the Earth. It’s not like this. Hopefully, some measuring devices will give us a clue in the future.

The crossing zones and interzones fill the surface and surrounding area of our or any other planet. These etherical parts are located literally everywhere throughout the space and we are able to define the density and composition of their “mother” matter, by looking at their changing etherical intensity. There are specific widths and distances between  zones and interzones of every matter and every matter also causes or send out into space it’s specific etheric parts – it’s like a bar code characteristic for each matter. It’s not far before we could identify the type, the amount and the distance of some elements under the Earths surface that is kilometres below the surface by means of special detectors and computers. So we always meet the zones and the interzones on our planet in connection to ether.

The cosmic energy and it’s three energetic parts have been used by people for millennia. Einstein disregarded ether by his unshakable logic. Ether isn’t acted upon by gravity, it’s not material – ether is “nothing”. It’s invisible, it can’t be measured nor weighed. We can’t calculate it  so “NOTHING” can’t exist. The logic and knowledge of modern physics don’t allow scientists to protest against Einstein and to accept again that ether exists. The modern physics just isn’t able to accept the existence of ether based on it’s knowledge and therefore it must reject it.

However, immaterial or more likely slightly material energetic ether does exist.

The fact that ether exists is also supported by satellites whose optic documented that lightning discharges from thunderclouds don’t occur only between clouds or between the clouds and the Earth but also between the clouds and somewhere above them, somewhere unknown away from the Earth. Where and how does this incredible energy go? The cause and reason for this fact haven’t been explained yet anywhere. Similar physical vacuum is associated with the cause of energy of up to 1000 times more energetic lightning discharges on Saturn as they were documented by Cassini probe.

Einstein was certainly a genius, however, he wasn’t infallible. For example at present we know that the speed of light is not a maximum speed. In some time we will also know that the person that was wrong with the hypothesis about ether wasn’t Aristotle’s but Einstein. Some individuals who can, without optical means, identify a moving living thing, for example a person, sometimes even long distance away from them, talk usually about “registering” the movement of the persons aura. This term is however not correct. An aura of a person, whose energy is about average, is about thirty centimeters “fat”, wide or more likely high. So if people with extremely developed sensitivity in a static position register a movement of etheric energetic parts of a moving person, they don’t register the actual aura to such a distance but etheric spatial “impulses” that are moving from aura into the surrounding space of “infinitely distributed” etherical zones and interzones.

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High-energy gamma radiation of the Earth, taken from Energetic Gamma Ray Experiment Telescope on the NASA’s Compton Gamma Ray Observatory satellite. Obtained from (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The energetic value of a matter (the level of cosmic energy) is going up for example with increasing pressure on a given matter. The “aura” of water could be in addition also increased by thermal or microwave heating. Another increase of energy with liquids could be realized by so called dynamization. (In a lab we could reach dynamization just by shaking, when the molecules intensively act by friction on each other. When a sea water is dynamized by inner and outer friction near a shore it shows greater energetical values in that area, which also increases it’s surrounding aura or cosmic energy.) It’s interesting that each matter has it’s “energetic memory”. It means that if a rock gains cosmic energy when exposed to great pressure, it doesn’t lose it straight after the pressure is removed. Each matter, therefore, has an ability to accumulate the cosmic energy in itself for some time.

Everybody knows places such as Lurdy, where people were spontaneously cured in relation to headwaters. In many places like this there are pilgrimage churches built above these headwaters. Many skeptics talk about these miraculous cures in these places or in normal thermal spas with a contempt. In these cases it is energetically modified water, which was subject to great pressure and was warmed up deep under ground. It is known that in some spas the water also gains energy from rocks that contain energetically strong metals. There are also spas where unexpected cures occur due to the energy taken from a water that was close to radioactive rocks that contain very energetic element uranium deep under ground. In some spas the bodily energy is reinforced by drinking underground energetically intensive water, in others the cosmic energy is gained by the body when swimming in the water, when the cosmic energy is transformed from the charged water into the patients body. It is known that an ill person often doesn’t need special medicine for his cure, but a sufficiency of “inner” cosmic energy, in order for the body to initiate the cure processes. Especially elderly people often don’t have enough energy to cure their health process. The cells in bodies of some people have often lower intensity of cosmic energy than the molecules of curative water. By being in this energetically rich water the cells of the curing patients gain greater energetic level on their cellular membranes, which is a basic presumption of a proper functioning of these cells and also some mechanism that begins their cure.

The energetic parts of cosmic energy have similar properties to electric energy in many ways. By components of unknown principle that cause cosmic energy there is an effect called “suction by a point”, which is similar to that of electrons. The cosmic energy flows from areas with greater energetic levels to areas with lower energetic levels. While the transfer of electrical energy happens immediately, the cosmic energy transfers between different sources at much slower rate. However, some properties of cosmic energy differ from those of electrical energy. The electromagnetic waves don’t penetrate Faradays cage but this is not true with cosmic energy. If we place a source of cosmic energy into a safe (any other source of cosmic energy), they are in interaction and the final value is a sum of both energetic sources.

There are traces of manipulation with cosmic energy and ether found throughout the ages. Now we look back in time and search for the effort of our ancestors that knew the equation of the linear relationship between the intensity of their etheric potential of their body and their better health very well.

If we evaluate megalithic constructions from the cosmic energy standpoint, we find out that a rock of a point shape placed into the aura of a water stream or into a place where there are zones of that water stream it gains energy from that water source and it starts to be a menhir. With respect to specific weight and composition of that rock this standing point – menhir – gains greater energetic value than a standing point – a man – would gain. This rock works like an energetic storage battery. Upper streams that are more “dynamized” with faster flow and with waterbed made of stones show greater energy than lower streams with slower flow and with a soft waterbed. This is also emphasized by the fact that menhirs are situated in the upper parts of water streams, especially in their inner bends, where the zones are denser and create greater energetic value. This can be easily verified by a simple experiment.

We wind a hose around a rock that is about 2 metres high. The value of it’s aura could be modified by changing the number of threads or by changing the intensity of the water flow. However, the energy doesn’t go up quickly. The cosmic energy transfers very slowly as stated above. It’s not like an “acceleration” when we press a gas pedal in a car. The matter of the rock has a significant energetic inertia and the energetic increase takes place over a time period that could last from tens of minutes up to hours depending on it’s mass. Similar energetic “dope” (an increase of cosmic energy on the cellular membranes of the cells in a human body) could be reached when a person sits on a chair that is wrapped in tens of threads of a plastic hose with flowing water. The rock could be activated not only by the energy of water flows (underground wells, streams, rivers, sea streams), but also by other energetic sources like for example: metals, fire, thunderclouds and many other sources.

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This image was selected as a picture of the week on the Malay Wikipedia for the 51st week, 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A classic example of an energetic gain of a rock from ether was a menhir “Mené er Groah” (it was destroyed by a lightning strike), which was 23.5 metres high and was located near Locmariaquer in Bretagne. It is an isolated case, but is very informative, because it brings up the knowledge of ancient cultures about the energetic properties of ether. The engineers got a task to build an energetic source of the capacity wanted in that place. The easiest solution would have been to spread the matter of a high menhir into more menhirs. However, this wasn’t possible, as the ether zones didn’t offer the required energetic level – this was located higher above the ground surface. The engineers then had to build a high menhir. The obelisks built in later cultures had the same energetic reason as “Mené er Groah” menhir.

The lonely standing menhir was the easiest megalithic structure that was giving energy to many people. In order to refill or increase the level of cosmic energy in our body people didn’t have to sit on top of the menhir for hours. It was enough when the “cured” person stayed in the region of aura of the menhir or even in a zone that was located further from the menhir. People didn’t miss the fact that they could gain more energy faster when they are between two or more menhirs, where the auras are denser. This inspired them to cover the tip of the menhir with another rock. This is how an energetically “richer” dolmen was created. There are hundreds of thousands of dolmens existing. The ancient engineers did know well that it matters what type of rock needs to be placed on top of the “curing platform”. The effort to reach a maximum value of cosmic energy and the ability to compare the energetic interaction that is related to the chemical structure of individual types of rocks compelled the ancient wizards and healers to often difficult transport of different rocks and stones. These engineers must have known the energetic values of the interactions very well because even that they could have placed a stone from a close vicinity onto the dolmen desk, they have transported big stones from great distances whose chemical structure was different.

The next level of energetic structures of the past were Zikkurats (Babylonian tower). With time, the progress came to the knowledge that the matter of the structure, which gains energy from etheric zones, must not be a monolith nor a rock but it could also be high quantity of earth. Moreover, the matter of the structure of a zikkurat was activated by a metal (on the top there was a golden statue of a gods). Later, this knowledge was used by all megalithic and religious structures. Towers with bells, minarets with golden domes etc. further dynamically increased the energy of the objects. However, the increase of cosmic energy can’t be beneficial for human health in a linear relationship forever. When building religious structures it was observed that more means less, in other words – from the present sciences point of view – it was found that going over the optimal level of charge on the cellular membranes is dangerous in the same way or worse than the energetic deficit. The matter of the structure must have been balanced by the energetic gain, the amount of time spent in the sanctuary and the amount of people who were inside. Because of that, pastorates were built out of the energetic reach of the religious structure. The energy could have been regulated by the number and height of towers. The towers then gain energy from three sources – when penetrating etheric zones, because of the known fact of suction by a point and they are activated by the metal of the bells. We can’t pass over the position of the bells. In the 15th and 16th centuries the bells were also hanged in the opposite way than it is usual – with the tongue upwards. This was especially beneficial with heavy bells that were then easily swung – the bell started to swing under it’s own weight and the swinging was kept by a paddle. Because this type of hanging bells was considered uncatholic in the 17th century, most bells in most towers that had been hung in this way were hanged with the tongue downwards. By an easy experiment we could easily prove that bells that are hung by the tongue downwards increase the energetic value of the tower by 250%. If the bell is hung with the tongue upwards the basic energetic value of the matter of the tower decreases by 30%. The shape of the matter of the bell works in the same way as the shape of a water stream, dome or cope does: it creates greater energetic density. The towers of religious structures that have a goblet located on their top (it’s a similar case like when there is a bell hung with the tongue upwards), decrease the energetic value of the structure.

The calculation of the optimal amount of matter and height of the towers was impossible before the construction has begun because of the creation of different relations between surrounding zones and interzones. It was not until the construction has begun when the energy of the object was being regulated until it reached it’s optimal value by changing the volume of the matter, the amount of metals, the energetically strong crystallic pebbles or the height of the suction points. The characteristic energetic properties for all kinds of religious structures was their high mass, towers, rounded shapes and supplemented activation parts like metals, fires, etc.

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A jet of particles is being emitted from the core of the elliptical radio galaxy M87. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The motivation for the construction of menhirs, dolmens, kromlechs, mounds, stone mans and other similar structures was usually explained by astronomical, calendar, agricultural and ritual motives. We can’t wonder that other arguments couldn’t have been offered by known facts. But there are even more mysterious megalithic structures – thousands of stone spheres that weigh more than 15 tons. They are located in Costa Rica and in other parts of the American continent and some even close to the north pole. The arguments for their existence weren’t persuasive but I agree that it’s not possible without the knowledge of ether. A rock in the shape of a sphere that is located in an etheric zone is energetically activated and becomes an independent source, which sends spherical zones out into surrounding space. These cross other energetically stronger etheric zones, interact with them and by their conductive properties bring greater amount of cosmic energy to the place where the stone sphere is located. It is probable that heads of Olmeks that are made from stone and have similar mass could have had similar function.

In Nazca plain the etheric zones are marked in the flat terrain. The water flows that were built underground were built to connect individual zones so that the energy could be transported to another place. A verification that shows that the zones in the Nazca plain were made energetically stronger are the rows of stones located very close to some zones (the stones are in interaction with the zone).

The present architecture isn’t interested in the energetic of the structures and some structures could be so called “cancer houses” or could just slowly negatively affect their inhabitants. Skeptics could say that the steel constructions of skyscrapers and their height must show the negative effect more markedly. The answer could be found in history, when people on the American continent built more than hundred thousand mounds, they cared a lot that the clay mounds weren’t built on a subsoil made from rock and they carefully isolated them by means of organic matter. When building mounds in Europe, the same technologic progress was abided. When constructing skyscrapers, we can’t even imagine that they would be built in another way than on a solid subsoil made from rock. We can deduct that the contact of the structure with the seam works in the same way as grounding by the fact that it drains the energy away into the ground. However, it could be different with some low-bed structures that were built on earthen seams. In these connections it could be interesting to find out statistically the death rate in different hospitals.

It’s not easy to believe the fact that ancient people already had the knowledge about etheric energy that our civilisation will now only start to learn. The twentieth century, when thousands of scientists unsuccessfully tried to resolve the mysteries of megalithic culture proves that the explanation is not in the region of known facts. Therefore we looked for the answers of puzzles of structures somewhere else.

June 2006

Miroslav Provod sen. + jun.

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Beat Addiction with Meditation to Lead a Happy Life

images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQdzjJyb7LLr2Erf4JLMSbBy Chamunda Swamij

We all suffer from addiction in some or the other form. However, addiction can become fatal when one gets addicted to drugs, alcohol, cigarettes and more. If one is not addicted to the drugs, cigarettes or any other typical vices, then they might be subconsciously addicted to fear, rejection, or to different negative patterns.

Although, it is easy to understand how harmful narcotics such as drugs can harm your life, it is important to realize that even ‘harmless’ addictions can prove to be harmful when they start interfering with your life. For an addict to get recovered, his/ her will power is the most important. Nothing in the world can make an alcoholic become sober if one doesn’t want to become so.

Meditation is an age old practice that can help an addict to break free from all types of addictions. The first step involves recognizing the fact that he/ she have a problem. Most addicts usually deny the fact they have a problem with addiction, despite being told by everyone that something is wrong with them.

When meditating to get rid of addiction, it is important to bear in mind that it will take some time to recover. Besides practicing meditation, addict should also use prescribed medication by the doctor. Practicing meditation can help you to focus the addiction being tossed away. This will help you in the long run, and help the addict to stay away from addiction and get over the problem.

Different types of meditation techniques could be used to get rid of addiction. One of the most effective amongst them is mindfulness meditation that promotes personal control and has been shown to positively affect attention besides candidness to all sorts of experiences. In fact, meditation may be helpful for dealing with different symptoms of addiction.

During drawing and detoxification an addict may encounter several mood swings while getting impatient to relapse. This is when one requires maintaining patience in order to hear the true inner voice by calming down the chaos or the damaging voices that might prompt you to relapse. Meditation has proved to be extremely effective during such situations and can augment your chances of retrieval considerably.

We need to understand that addictions are like trash and rubbish. They set a negative impact in our life and keep us away from enjoying life to the fullest. Practicing meditation over a period of time can help you to get rid of addiction completely.

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Chamunda Swami Ji has defined with deep knowledge about human addiction situation that empacts their life to destroy it. He has also explained a solution of the addiction situation. According to swami ji Meditation is the perfect way to get rid of this addiction easily with the support of family & friends for motivating and fight away this evil. To contact with Swami ji visit at

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Hypnotherapy: Can It Be Used To Treat Alcoholism?

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King alcohol (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

By Khaiyong Ng

Hypnotherapy was first discovered in the ancient times by the Greeks, Romans and Egyptians as a healing art. Until today, it has evolved over the generations and has been used to treat a variety of illnesses, even alcoholism. It has been proven to be safe and effective and has been adopted by many healthcare practitioners as an alternative therapy. But till what extent is hypnotherapy effective in treating alcoholism? Let’s find out.

As we all know, the therapeutic effect of hypnotherapy ranges from its hypnosis effects and relaxation abilities. It can help anxious and tensed people relax by putting them in a relaxed state of mind. The habit of alcohol drinking is something that has been incorporated into the minds by people who drink chronically due to their social upbringing. A variety of sources contribute to this habit such as the role of media and advertising, peer influence, and work related stress.

Unfortunately, many believe that hypnotherapy does not work directly on the causes, but instead help reduce the symptoms of alcohol cravings which lead to binge drinking. For example, we binge on alcohol because we want a form of escapism from the stress and frustrations of work/our boss/our spouses. The role of hypnotherapy is more to relaxing the mind of the subject rather than brainwashing the subject into being stress free.

We are also aware that many of the “triggers” of alcohol cravings and hence binging cannot be avoided. Therefore, hypnotherapy has a big role to play in this area. It can treat the symptoms of alcoholism such as alcohol withdrawal syndrome and relax the subject. Hypnotherapy coupled with counselling and the introduction of empowering thoughts and ideas can create a profound breakthrough in patients suffering from alcoholism.

In conclusion, a good hypnotherapy regimen coupled with adequate counselling can help alcohol addicts treat symptoms of withdrawal and prevent alcohol cravings. Counsellors and practitioners have an important role to play in helping patients set realistic goals and help them to achieve them.

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Khaiyong is an ex-alcohol addict, life coach and CEO of – A website dedicated to helping others clear themselves of alcohol addiction. At his website, you will find useful information, tips and strategies to help you free yourself from alcohol addiction. Find out how to stop drinking alcohol excessively today!
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Resolving Conflict


Are we so different?

Copyright © Anagarika Eddie, 2013. All rights reserved.

What we extend outward toward others, we internalize. Whether the emotions are negative, such as hatred, animosity, and anger or positive, such as love, forgiveness, and peace, these feelings seep inside of us and affect us deeply, both emotionally and physically.

You can feel the physical difference between, on one hand, hating someone, and on the other, forgiving someone. One is restricted and one is spacious, and our body reacts accordingly with feelings of stress or feelings of ease. The person we hate, or forgive, only feels the rejection or acceptance momentarily, where we, conversely, feel it constantly. This is because it is never them that we hate, but we, ourselves, that we hate, and the feeling is there all the time. We are always the recipients of our actions, no one else. We hate ourselves because the ego that we have created in our minds is a terrible burden to sustain, even if we think the opposite; that our ego is delightful.

Positive emotions create spaciousness, they create acceptance, and love accompanied by a feeling of completion. Hatred and anger, negative emotions, create closed-in feelings of conflict, and a feeling that something is left undone, which creates tension. Because we are under the influence of our illusions, we take steps to make certain that our hatred and anger is never directed at ourselves. We do this by searching for targets outside of ourselves in order to vent these negative emotions, and when we run out of distant targets, the targets become those closest to us.

We erroneously think that if we can only eliminate the people and ideas that we hate, or change them, the hatred will go away, but this never quite works out. There are always uncountable people and conflicting opinions to hate. The reason for this is that the hatred comes from inside, and if there is nothing to externalize the hatred on, we begin to hate ourselves. We are ever on a mission to discover new things outside of us to hate, and we try to keep the hatred alive, sometimes even over long periods of time, decades. It protects us from looking at ourselves.

Part of the illusion is that we, each one of us, are unchanging entities. We become concrete images in our minds complete with a set of uncompromising opinions. Concrete images of others and concrete images of ourselves is based on memory, and instead of being here and now and discovering ourselves and everybody else in a new light moment to moment, we chisel ourselves into marble statues based on memory and thought. And statues, memory, and thought are all dead.

Being truly alive is being completely absorbed into our passion, whatever it is. There is no room for hatred here. Those who are passionless, who have not discovered that which they love to do, will become caught up in the past, in the images and thoughts that haunt them constantly. Within our true passion is the absence of thought. In the moment of discovery, thought is never present, only creativeness.

Few discover these things, and as a result, many live a life filled with stress. This is a sad thing. And if someone would mention to them that there is a creative spaciousness of mind, that is absent of memory and thought, and a spaciousness that will introduce them to their individual creativeness and passion, they will be suspicious of any new ideas. Their habit patterns of hatred will instead look upon ideas alien to their conditioning as targets of hatred. This is symptomatic of closed minds, and the reason humanity continues to war with each other even after countless years of culture, in our families, our neighborhoods, and our world. .

A new consciousness is slowly evolving, however. If you hate, dislike, detest . . . look into it for your own good. You are only hurting yourself and creating karma that will come back on you, if not in this lifetime, in subsequent lifetimes. Begin with meditation, which will slow things down so that you will see how an initial feeling of fear spins out of control with a succeeding flurry of thoughts, turning the fear into hatred. You only have to see this once, clearly, and the hatred ends. The fearless never hate, and meditation, if practiced for some time, breeds fearlessness.

The one that we hate so, our separate ego, slowly evolves with meditation. It becomes extremely intelligent, and because it begins to realize the interconnectedness of all beings, it begins to experience genuine courage because it is no longer isolated and alone. It now has the courage to understand others, see their side of things; stand in their shoes, and feel authentic compassion toward them. Then the fear is gone. Then we can be integrated beings once more. It’s a great relief.

And if none of the above makes any sense to you at all (maybe you even hate it!), then simply look to the saviors and sages throughout history. Did they profess love, or did they spread hatred? They professed love, of course, and if you are a person of faith, to hate instead of forgive would be nothing less than a contradiction of your beliefs.

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Anagarika Eddie is a meditation teacher at the Dhammabucha Rocksprings Meditation Retreat Sanctuary and author of A Year to Enlightenment. His 30 years of meditation experience has taken him across four continents including two stopovers in Thailand where he practiced in the remote northeast forests as an ordained Thervada Buddhist monk.

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Relaxation Massage for the Mind and Body

Massage in Frankfurt, Germany

Massage in Frankfurt, Germany (via Wikipedia)

By Ryan Rivera

Every once in a while, it is nice to indulge and pamper yourself to ease the stress caused by the trappings of daily life. Whether it is work-related problems or simple woes that you need to stop dwelling on, getting a massage is a great way to re-energize the mind and body, as well as to calm anxiety.

One type of massage that is meant to do just that is the relaxation massage. It is a combination of Swedish and circulatory massages where your muscles are treated through gentle kneading to help stimulate blood circulation, improve flexibility, and promote relaxation.

During the massage session, you will be asked to lie on a massage table with most of your clothing removed. The massage can usually be customized according to your desire or relaxation needs. The session is done in a quiet relaxing atmosphere and soothing ambiance, with music and candlelight added per your request.

The massage therapist applies gentle to medium hand pressure to the body and expertly manipulates the muscle tissues to induce a relaxed feeling. The massage, however, is not deep tissue massage that is used for stimulating the deeper muscles. It is more of a mild rubbing and kneading of the body’s outer tissues. The massage works nearly every area of the body including the neck, arms, back and legs.

The relaxation response

Relaxation massage creates physiological changes in the body. One is the relaxation response, which is the expected yet involuntary reaction of the nervous system to touch, strokes, and kneading used in massage. The therapist’s expert and caring touch is often the key to relaxation. A professional touch that relieves pain and stress usually generates this type of response.

The relaxation response is a condition wherein breathing and heartbeat slow down, stress hormone production decreases, blood pressure falls, and the muscles lose tension. This state of relaxation seems to stimulate the brain to manufacture more serotonin, a neurotransmitter that is linked to positive thoughts and emotions. While this may sound like good news, more research is required to prove that massage can really increase the brain’s serotonin production.

Relaxation response can also diminish the damaging effects of stress and lower the chances of disorders such as insomnia, anxiety, chronic fatigue, abnormal heartbeats, digestive problems, lowered libido, high blood pressure, and psychological problems.

Aromatherapy approach

If you so choose, you can enhance the effects of the massage by adding aromatherapy treatment. Wonderfully scented oils can intensify the massage’s holistic experience, creating heightened relaxation and renewal of your energy reserve. Unscented oil can work just as well. The oils make the skin more slippery so friction will be minimized as the therapist goes to work. During the massage, you can either stay quiet and lost in your thoughts or you can strike up a conversation with the therapist. Everything can be personalized according to your preferences.

Many people endure a lot of stress at home or in the workplace. They have to take a well-deserved break, and a relaxation massage is what they need to unwind. A typical massage session can go from thirty minutes to two hours. Whether you like a long massage or a short one, that depends on the severity of your stress and how bad you need to get relaxed.

Relaxation massage is a mild and comfortable way to relieve aching muscles, improve blood circulation, increase joint and muscle flexibility and promote calmness of the body and mind. With all the stress and anxiety that hit you everyday, wouldn’t it be nice to treat yourself to a relaxing massage?

About the Author

Ryan Rivera exercises daily to keep his anxiety well under control. He runs a website about controlling anxiety at


Are There Really Coincidences in Life or Are They Clues?

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By: Wisdom Words – Dianne Adams

That’s funny, I was just thinking about you. I have a gut feeling…… Amazing, I was just looking for information on that subject. That’s lucky.

Deepak Chopra has a quote “Seekers are offered clues all the time from the world of spirit. Ordinary people call these clues coincidences”.

Dictionary term: The occurrence of events that happen at the same time by accident but seem to have some connection.

Is there the possibility that there might be more to this life then what we can see with the naked eye?  We all have our own beliefs. Some believe in Heaven and Hell, God, Spirit Guides and Angels while others may not believe in anything at all.  Perhaps there is no such thing as coincidence and that we are offered clues all the time if we just listen to our inner voice.

I have a perfect example of how listening to my inner voice or so called coincidences have had an impact on my life. The other day, I was in a little bit of a funk and then I woke up Wednesday bright eyed and bushy tailed. I said to myself, I could be gone tomorrow so I am enjoying my moment today. Well I walk into the bathroom and the song on the radio was a Nickleback song “If today was your last day….”. Well I just grin and say my little thank you, as that is exactly what I was thinking 5 minutes prior. Coincidence??? Perhaps.

How many times have you thought about someone and they call or you need a key piece of information or contact list and you turn around and it is there. How many times have you said to a friend, that’s weird, I was just thinking the same thing or I was just going to call you.

We live in a world where we have to see something with our own eyes to believe it. If it is not scientific or black and white, it doesn’t exist.

Is there a possibility that perhaps there are things that happen in our lives that we cannot explain or that perhaps there is something that we cannot see, but we feel in our “gut” that helps us along in our life? Some may call this crazy, but I challenge you over the next few weeks think about it. Instead of saying well that’s a coincidence, give it a second thought and think about how many times that comes up in your life?  What if it’s not a coincidence at all?  What if you followed these clues throughout your life? Perhaps you are being guided by something bigger then you ever imagined?  Anything is possible if you listen.

I know that the more I believe in something I can’t see, the more help I get. In the past, I have had all kinds of clues appear. When I look back, I realize that if I had acknowledged those clues, things may have been different. Today I trust in the clues and they don’t let me down too often.

Perhaps it is all coincidence, but boy if it is I must be the luckiest person in the world!

About the Author

Dianne Adams is the creator of Wisdom Words. Wisdom Words are inspirational quotes written by Dianne that remind us all to live in the moment and to appreciate what we have in life. You can sign up to receive Wisdom Words once a week by visiting

Dianne is also a Motivational Speaker, Artist, Healer, Personal Life Coach, Mother, Wife, Friend and Sister who wants to make a difference in your lives, if even for a moment.

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