Placing the blame or judgment on someone else leaves you
powerless to change your experience; taking responsibility
for your beliefs and judgments gives you the power to change
Sorry this issue is late. It almost never came out at all for the
first time in 3 years. The reason?…..
A close relative of mine has now been diagnosed with
cancer. It is totally unexpected. There has never been cancer in
our family before. Hence, you can imagine that the repercussions
have been substantial.
Anyway, I pulled myself together somewhat and put together the
second article in this issue today. It reflects my thoughts and
insights in the midst of this situation. Believe me, you need to
read this article, even if you are you*ng and think these things
don’t affect you. That’s what I thought just two weeks ago. They
say that prevention is better than cure. So please, do yourself
and favor. Read the article and ponder its message for yourself
and your situation.
The first article is an excellent piece on divination by a
respected astrologer in the UK, Helen Fatir. For those of you who
want to get an insight into this subject from someone who is a
skilled practitioner in the field, I highly recommend this
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by Helen Fatir Astrology, Tarot, Runes, I Ching, Psychism are a few amongst many methods of looking beyond the here and now. But, is that possible? Can we really see beyond the events that are happening to us at a particular moment in time? If we can then how does it work, what does it really entail? There are many views, but one thing seems apparent – divination does not do well under the microscope. Sceptics often look for absolute proof, the kind of laboratory testing that is given to accepted sciences and which tends to produce repeated results, thereby offering proof. However, when you are working with energy, including the energy of psychics, repeated results are less likely. Which does not mean to say that there are no results, just not identical ones. Which leads to the question ‘why’? The answer lies in the way in which different energies interact with and effect each other, and that we create our own reality. For example, as a psychic I am very aware of how the energy of fluorescent lights affects me, or my energies. I find them disturbing on physical and psychic levels. I have learned how to change that, through the use of energy. Energy is not static, is always moving through attraction and repulsion. We attract certain vibrations to us and which then effect us. We also send out or project energies, thereby effecting those around us as well as our environment, and it does not stop there. Our energies effect the collective also, and in fact all of life and existence, an interactive process. Our minds are the controlling force that directs the flow of energy. For most of our recent history, that has happened unconsciously and therefore haphazardly. Strong thoughts and focus influences energy flow, and the energy of our negative thinking effects our mood, body and environment. We are moving into a time of conscious application of energy through awareness and understanding. This is the Aquarian age. So, energy with or without physical form is subject to change and fluctuation through the influence of other energies, and of the mind. And it is of the energy which lies deeply within our subconscious that we create much of our reality. Life is of development, or getting to know the ‘self’, becoming ‘realised’. When we are ‘realised’ – we are fre*e of blocks or restriction to the flow of our energies. Our chakras become clear and in harmony with each other, or in ‘tune’, on every level of expression, which includes colour and sound. However while the development process takes place, over many many incarnations and existences, our goal is to realise and understand the meaning of our blocks which can become, through the effort of overcoming them, the fuel of our development and doorways to self awareness. The energy of our limitations lies within what we perceive as our subconscious, and while unrecognised wields great power over our lives. We attract patterns of experience that seem to stand in the way of what we really want. And they do. The Universe responds to us/our energies, it does not initiate. Divination taps into that interaction and allows us to know what is happening ‘within us’ and therefore how that may manifest if we continue along a certain course of mind set, thinking, attitude or deep expectation. A positive ‘reading’ is really telling us that we have opened up or cleared the way ahead for ourselves, to that which we want. ‘We’ are attracting that situation through the work done and preparation that we have made. Not necessarily in this life only. It is showing us the results of our efforts, not what is happening ‘to’ us. However, it can be very encouraging to have that information, and if an even more positive and open attitude prevails, it can enhance the manifestation. More so if we have a better understanding of our own individual process. If however, we sit back and make no further effort, in the belief that the Universe happens ‘to’ us, it can change and diminish the expected result. A negative reading is allowing us to again see that which lies within us. An analysis of the underlying meaning of the reading can bring an enlightenment and understanding that can enable us to change the energy of our attitude and therefore predicted experience. Energy is subject to change, and we can always bring changes to a negative prediction through a change in our thinking and attitude. This may take effort and work and can be a challenge. However it can be made possible through a deeper understanding of ourselves, which can take us to the point where we no longer need the limitation as part of our development process. Such understanding can be included in the readings given, as well as through meditation and dream analysis. So, what is divination? A process through which we can come to understand and work with our creative potential and so create a life that is in harmony with our ‘self’ or purpose.
by Asoka Selvarajah As I write this article, I am dealing with the crisis of a very close member of my family, who has received a cancer diagnosis only a week ago, and is going in for major surgery in a week’s time. The cancer is happily not of a fatal nature, and may have been caught early enough to prevent further spreading of the disease. That’s the hope, anyhow. However, this situation brings to light matters that you need to consider carefully. You see, prior to this revelation, nobo*dy in our family had ever suffered from cancer before. Indeed, we had come to think of ourselves as immune; a problem that affects other people, but will never touch us. Now we know better. Perhaps you have considered yourself similarly immune to life-threatening illnesses like this? Or perhaps you know all too well the dangers from having suffered a personal loss, or experienced the trauma of drastic surgery? I am not a medical doctor and therefore I cannot give you medical advice. However, I can tell you some of the trains of thought running through out minds, and discuss with you some of the things we wish we had done better. In a situation like this, it seems to be important to get as many of the facts as possible, and retain control of the situation as best you can. It is all too easy to let the doctors and nurses take control, take whatever drugs they tell you to, and generally delegate total responsibility for your body to them. That is unwise. You need to have as much information as possible, before permitting all kinds of drastic measures to be taken on your behalf. Sometimes the cure is worse than the illness. Your body is ultimately your responsibility. Whether you do everything or nothing that the doctors advise is a decision for YOU to make. After all, it is you who have to live with the consequences for the rest of your life. Too many people defer to “experts”. However, these experts have a lot of people to deal with, often cannot give enough of the individual attention required, and by necessity must shortcut the patient life history process, and even the diagnosis and therapy procedures in order to make any progress against the countless numbers needing help. Practically speaking, this means it is wise to get a second opinion, especially in the case of a major diagnosis like cancer. If you need to spend time in a hospital, you should find one that is VERY GOOD or EXCELLENT. They are NOT all the same! The treatment you get by the staff in one hospital can be the polar opposite of that in another. That is what happened to my relative in the last week. Taking time to find out the difference can have a big effect; even life or death eventually. Have you heard that “prevention is better than cure”? How very true. We now find ourselves reviewing the way we have lived our lives and asking if things could have been done better. Diet is a classic example of something most people could do better. Moreover, it is an area that modern medical science spends almost no time on, and consequently knows little about. Much of the time, we eat and drink as we wish and do not give a second thought to the consequences. You hear something is not good for you, but you don’t take it too seriously. When you are you*ng, you believe you can live forever. Not true. Moreover, what you do throughout your life adds to the total score, in terms of acquiring a crisis illness like cancer or heart disease. There exists a vast range of useful knowledge about healthy diet and living, about exercise and relaxation. Why not pay serious attention to it NOW, instead of waiting until you have the fear of God kicked into you? It’s not about becoming a “health freak”. It’s just about taking sensible measures to become AWARE of what you are doing to yourself. Get the owner’s manual for your body/mind and read it. At least then you can say that you DECIDED to abuse yourself and get this illness, rather than admit that it crept up on you as a result of ignorance or misinformation! We worry about the causes of illness. Yet, the fact of the matter is that if the body’s defense and repair systems are properly maintained, and not allowed to deteriorate with increasing age or misuse, they will remain adequate to fight off even the worst diseases right into extreme old age. It IS possible to do a huge amount to slow the body’s deterioration. So why not do it? Serious diseases may be diagnosed overnight, but they are unlikely to ever have been created that rapidly. On the purely physical level, they are usually the result of a long process of continual attack against the body’s gradual immune systems. As long as the latter are maintained, disease can definitely be fought off better than if the defense system is badly compromised. However, the physical body is the grossest level of our being. There exists also the mental and spiritual. It is rightly said that disease (or better dis-ease) manifests on the spiritual and then mental levels long before it manifests on the physical. Hence, wellness is truly a total body concept, and not purely a physical matter. Nurturing is needed at all levels of your being. This may sound old-fashioned, but we DO need to take long-term preventative care of ourselves through proper exercise, diet, and spiritual recuperation, rather than just expecting the doctor to fix us up when something goes wrong. We are not cars, and doctors are not mechanics. It doesn’t work that way, as you will find out if you ever become seriously ill. Hence, you are well advise to start researching healthy diet, exercise, relaxation and similar topics right now, and not wait until it becomes critical. It does make sense to integrate conventional medicine with the best of the so-called “alternative” systems out there. However, caution and careful research is advised. Claims are made repeatedly for all kinds of products without any evidence, until it becomes almost self-evident that they are “good for you”. However, you need to ask yourself what the basis is for your opinion; an age-old proven healing system, medical scientific research, or merely because everybody says so? In the case of my relative, the irony is that she DOES take much more care of herself than most people. But even so, we are now pondering the things that she did NOT do or know that might have led to the gradual compromise of her body’s inner defense system. Hence, good thorough preventative care can definitely reduce the risks of serious problems later. In most cases, the human body, if properly maintained and cared for, can live to be at least 120 years old under the current technology. With future technology, that figure can only rise. So, if most of us die long before the age of 100, you have to ask why….. Relatives and frien*ds should try to give the afflicted person an ear to express themselves and be heard at all times. Listening is frankly better than too much talking. You don’t want to stifle the person with opinions, theories or even subtle blame. Practical supportive advice, such as discussing the medical opinions and diagnosis makes sense. However, telling the person that they caused it through their own negative mindset, or something like that, will not help much. Rather, it makes more sense to give the ill person space to express their feelings; their fears, hopes and doubts, without concern that they might be constantly contradicted. Also, if the illness/surgery is not likely to be fatal on the short term, does it make sense to recommend that the ill person start getting all their affairs in order “just in case”? That is frankly a question for you. My own preference, if the person is not on his/her deathbed, is to focus the dialog on healing, and all the options for doing that. Whatever you focus on, you tend to get more of. Focus on the solution and you get hope and the possibility of a breakthrough. Focus on illness and possible death, and the sick person could become depressed and unresourceful in seeking their own healing solutions. A balance needs to be struck. You can’t be artificially positive and refuse to talk about other aspects of the situation. However, it cannot pay to be morbid or focus on the negative side for too long. Your role in helping such a person is to lend the helping hand that aids the ill person to feel hope, purpose and meaning to their life, even in the midst of a major crisis. The body DOES have incred*ible recuperative powers that modern science cannot explain. However, it does seem to be connected to will and a determination to win through. Hence, helping the person to feel that this is possible is important, where appropriate. If surgery is however the best option, then that needs to be decided through discourse between physician, the person involved, and his/her family and frien*ds. The natur*al therapy route may NOT be the best route if things have gone too far, or if the will of the person involved is not inclined towards a longer and slower solution. Each person is different, as is each crisis illness situation. There is no simple formula. Of course, it is also important to remember that serious illness can often be a gift to us. It can awaken you to the value of every day of your life, and the people and situations you have taken for granted. Many people who have had life-threatening illnesses consider what a great benefit it has brought them. As with any challenge or problem, you can use a grave illness in yourself or someone close to you to learn a vast amount. I have recommended to my relative that she keep a journal at this time of her thoughts and feelings. These are some thoughts from someone in the middle of a chronic illness situation who thought himself “immune”, but finds he is not. If you ever thought like this, you may want to reconsider. If you already know you are not, you should definitely ponder some of the issues mentioned here. It is never too late to take preventative measure. There is now a huge amount of valid health literature that can significantly improve your life and lower drastically the chances of your coming down with a life threatening illness. Prevention is always better than cure. The latter may be unnecessarily prolonged, traumatic, and even painful. And you definitely don’t need any of that. Dr. Asoka Selvarajah is the author of “The 7 Golden Secrets To Knowing Your Higher Self” course. 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