What is the Universe trying to tell you, when you see a particular number? This book lists the meanings of 1000+ numbers. It can also be used as an oracle...go ahead...pick a number from 0 - 1000 and gain insight now!
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Getting angry on a regular basis can take its toll on your health, ruin your day and affect your ability to relate in a loving way with others. But how do you stop, when there are so many irritating people, deliberately trying to piss you off? I invite you now, to step up, and try my simple challenge for eliminating road rage, and find a sense of calm that will carry over into the rest of your day!
Rules: For 15 days in a row, when you are driving or riding in a car, say “God bless you, thank you”, to every driver that upsets you or makes you angry. No matter what they may have seemingly done, or how ridiculous their driving skill, and no matter what your emotional state, you will only say the magic words, “God bless you, thank you”. Saying it, will make you think about what you are saying, and why. It will make you think about this person as a gift, instead of your personal tormentor. You are thanking them, because by giving you the opportunity to bless them, you, in turn, will receive the blessing back. What we put out in the world, comes back to us eventually, and is usually multiplied.
If you forget, and find yourself using new and wildly creative expletives, just say “Cancel”, and override what you said with, “God bless you, thank you”. Remember, God has sent them to you for at least three possible reasons:
1. They needed your blessing. Remember we are all connected. They are going through something particularly difficult, that you know nothing about, such as cancer, a breakup, a death, loss of job, foreclosure etc., and could use some loving energy sent their way.
2. They are here to bless you. They were sent to remind you that you are always in the right place at the right time. By being irritating, they jolt you back to the present moment. Learn to trust. Maybe they are slowing you down...lets say you are 5 seconds ahead of your script, with all your pushing and controlling...so you’re missing, or will miss certain future timings, landmarks, opportunities or events. The universe is trying to get your life back on its schedule. (Your soul’s destiny has its own schedule, outside of what your ego may want.) An example of slowing down, could be a slow driver in front of you going well below the speed limit, or making you miss a traffic light. Maybe you were running late (your fault, not theirs). Just bless them, whatever the case may be, and trust you will get where you are going, and everything will be fine. They may even move out of your way, after your blessing. You may get to your destination at a seemingly perfect time, or an even better time.
3. Again, they are here to bless you. You might end up seeing something else that affects you later that you wouldn’t have, had they not been in your way, or provided a distraction, so you started paying attention. Or, you might avoid being in an accident that would have happened, had you been 10 seconds earlier to a specific location on your drive, or a million other scenarios you know nothing about, but are missing for a reason. They may be protecting you, and you are completely unaware of the myriad of possibilities.
Tip: Keep your magic blessing taped to your dashboard or radio, so you don’t forget to say it.
Note: If you have a problem with the word “God”, try using “Source”, “Creator”, “Universe” or even “Mother Earth”, instead.
Finally, let me know how you’re doing, by commenting below. Has this practice changed your life in some way? Do you notice more blessings coming to you? Maybe these are in the form of a calmer mood, being more productive, becoming happier, things going easier for you etc. And remember that you can do this for anyone that crosses your path, not just other drivers!
God bless you, thank you!
Psychiatrist: These are medical doctors, trained to diagnose issues in body chemistry as well as, or contributing to mental disease. As a method of treatment, they usually prescribe medication, and in some less common cases, choose to use psychology. In essence they strive to mask, control or heal a "condition" (i.e. schizophrenia). In extreme cases like this, psychiatry can be very beneficial, so that you may function in daily life.
Psychotherapist: Is a healer of the "psyche"; the "mind". They discuss emotions and thoughts related to the problem, violation, cause, of the issue or trauma to reach a mental and logical understanding of it and what transpired thereafter. They diagnose conditions of behavior. In essence, they help you mentally understand what happened, and why you reacted to it as you did. There are only a small number of states, that allow them to dispense medication.
Psychic: A psychic will give a "reading" to determine why the soul felt the need to experience the trauma, what was the purpose of it, and give tools to help heal and resolve it on a physical, mental, emotional and energetic/spiritual/soul level, through or suggesting: shamanic healing, spirit removal, depossession, past-life therapy, mediumship, crystals, meditation, auric cleansing, herbs, higher level of forgiveness etc. depending. These individuals may or may not have had formal training. The quality of the recommendations depends on the level of accuracy of the psychic. Some may be skilled in the other modalities recommended, and can thereby also offer treatment. In essence, they provide the reasons why something is happening to you, that may not be readily apparent, or outside the realm of college training, and in some cases they themselves can provide treatment for you, depending on their skill level. Their goal is to go beyond understanding and treating an issue mentally or physically, and instead release you from it. Psychics can include the fields of healers, mediums and to some degree even astrologers.
I've sat here many times, waiting for life to kick the butt of the person who did me wrong, hoping that his suffering would make him understand mine, and I could then stop hurting and feel justified. Life really doesn't happen that way. I mean, you may get "lucky" and live long enough to see somebody get their "just dues", but what does that really solve, except to fuel your anger and thirst for vengeance...meaning, you're still suffering?
Karma is different from the Laws of the Universe, such as, if you pollute your drinking water, you won't have clean water to drink. This is just common sense. Karma has more to do with ongoing emotional "punishment and reward" scenarios between people, that continue from lifetime to lifetime. Karma is chosen.
I often get asked by clients what my views are on karma. Here is what I responded to someone today:
"Karma...I have different views probably than most. I don't think life makes us suffer because we did something bad, or rewards us because we did something good. People may tend to do this, but not God or the Universe or Life or whatever you want to call the creative force. I think we reincarnate over and over. We come back in, choosing to suffer because we did something in a previous life that we feel guilty about. So we choose a life to re-live where we suffer a fate similar to our previous victim. We are "atoning" for our "sins" so to speak. I believe this is why we experience deja vu...a feeling like we've been here before...because we have. We live the same lives over and over until we feel we "get it right" or learn the lesson. We also reincarnate with the same people over and over and switch roles. Lets say you had slaves that you starved and abused. You die, and before incarnating again, you may regret what you did and will choose a life where you are in a similar type of situation - maybe you are homeless starving on the streets and get beaten up. Sometimes you will choose a life that you are the victim of the actual person you enslaved. It isn't until we choose to forgive, that we get released from these unnecessary cycles. Forgiving the other people that did you wrong and forgiving yourself. Usually if someone did something to you, chances are you did something to them at another time, or you feel you deserve to suffer for something you did that you most likely don't remember. (A lot of times a Past Life Regression can help you understand and resolve a lot of these repetitive cycles with specific people.) The hardest ones to forgive are the biggest lessons. It may take many tries, or it may take a lifetime to forgive, but we free ourselves when we do this. By understanding and forgiveness, you release yourself from this cycle of suffering."
Forgiveness is freedom.
Jowls, eye bags, drooping eyelids, turkey neck anyone? The Galvanic Spa really works on lifting the skin, which in turn lessons the appearance of wrinkles. This use-at-home tool will also revitalize the scalp, lift body skin and treat the appearance of cellulite. All treatments last about 5 mins.
What's the catch? You have to keep buying the gels every month, and there is only 4 in a box. (Hint: Try using half of the tube and taping it shut to double the treatments). Also, this has to be done frequently to maintain.
It seems that a lot of great products are sold through multi-level marketing companies and because of this, are overlooked. Here's Nuskin's website, the creator of the Galvanic Spa:
Most of us walk around every day with hundreds of toxic chemicals on our skin, from multiple "beauty enhancement" products. In short, we smell. Mixtures of chemicals are combined to create each scent, and how many different scents do we have on in a single day? Lets think about this...we get up in the morning and shower. Our hair is scented with the chemicals from the shampoo, conditioner and possibly we've used a scented soap, followed by strongly scented deodorant, mix that with body lotion with its own perfume, followed by body spray, powder (yes, some people use this), we get dressed and our clothes smell from detergent, then hair gel scent, hair spray scent....AND FINALLY....PERFUME/COLOGNE! Pretty gross, and unhealthy if you ask me. There are studies being done to determine the detrimental effects of these chemicals on your hormones and immune system. Not to mention those of us who are allergic to these perfumes (yours truly), and secretly hold their breath when you walk past.
Maybe I notice this more than most, being a Massage Therapist in direct contact with your skin. I personally would rather smell your body odor, than be left with the headache that lasts the rest of the day from breathing chemical perfumes. If I'm trapped in an elevator with you, it won't be claustrophobia, but perfumephobia that will make me take the stairs.
So how does one not fall victim to perfume ads, and realize perfume-wearers are actually a pariah to a lot of people who secretly can't stand the stink? There are healthy alternatives out there...
What are your suggestions for healthy chemical or perfume-free products?
Do you feel unloved by those close to you? Are you the one everybody asks, because they know you'll say "yes"? Are you everyone's door mat? Do you feel victimized? Do your relationships seem to run the same patterns? Do you feel respected? Are you unhappy with an aspect of your life? Do you always seem to have very little, or no time? Do you run on guilt? Do you get paid what you deserve? Is your job unfulfilling?
If any of the above is true, you are not fulfilling your own needs. If you do not meet your own needs, you won't create healthy boundaries, and will seek fulfillment from everyone else. This is a repelling state, instead of an attracting state. Unfulfilled needs can keep us stuck in relationships or lifestyles that aren't right for us. The first step is to address your needs, and look to you to fulfill them. The second step is to state what you will or won't allow in your life...which means its time to create boundaries. They can be written as what is not allowed in, and what is allowed in your life.
Here are a few of my own boundaries to get you started:
~People cannot waste my time. I only allow my time to be respected.
~People cannot make me feel guilty. I only allow my decisions to reflect what is right for me, not what I am being manipulated to do.
~People cannot invade my private time. I allow myself my time, no matter what.
~People cannot call me before 9am or after 9pm. I allow myself to start and end my day in peace, at a time that is comfortable for me.
~People cannot be repeatedly late when meeting me. I allow my time to be respected.
~People cannot put me in second place in intimate relationships. I allow only a partner that puts our relationship first.
~People cannot make me feel inadequate. I allow myself to be who I am.
~People cannot begin an intimate relationship with me, when not finished with the last one. I only allow those who are fully committed to share my intimate space.
~People are not allowed to make me feel obligated. I allow myself to have the freedom I need in my life.
~People cannot abuse me emotionally, physically, financially or mentally. I only allow those around me that support and uplift me.
~People cannot be dishonest with me. I only allow truth in my life.
What are yours? They need to come from you. List at least 10.
It may be easier to start with the "cannots" and then go back and write what you will allow.
The last step is to enforce your boundaries. If someone steps over one, decide what needs to be done to rectify the situation. Do not ignore it. This is the same as saying you no longer have that boundary.