Monday, June 27, 2011

It's All In Your Head!

Is your life just not working? No matter how many self improvement courses you take do you still feel stuck? Well, as far as personal development goes, it's all in your head! Let me explain:

There is a lot of information available online about Personal Development. There are a myriad of different, techniques, solutions, tapes, CDs, seminars etc. But have you ever been able to get them to work? Have you have tried everything on the market? Do you jump on all the new fads and courses? If you do and your life is still not working or you have come to the point where you are seriously starting to doubt if any of this stuff really works then you need to read this article now!

Does this sound like you?

Is nothing working in your life? No matter how many self improvement tapes you listen to do you just seem to be stuck on the same merry-go-round? Is your job is unsatisfying and do your personal relationships “suck”? Are your finances a mess and could your health be better? If can answer “yes” to any of these questions, or worse you can answer “yes” to all of them, then you need to set yourself straight in your own mind!

Firstly, all Personal Development and Self Improvement starts in the mind. All of your current circumstances started in your thoughts. Take a look around you right now. Seriously stop reading this and look around you for several seconds then come back to this article.

What you just saw is your “demonstration”. Everything you see around you, you have attracted into your life - from the chair you are sitting in to the building you occupy. Look at your job - you chose to apply for it (or at least you chose to accept the position). Look at your home. You made the decision to live there. Look at your car, your spouse and your friends. Yep, you chose them all. You must realise then that to change these outer circumstances (the outer experience that stems from your decisions) you must first change yourself on the inside. You must change your decisions and your beliefs about what you are capable of achieving, having and deserving.

And remember, it’s all in your head! Learn more about this here...

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Conflict And Controversy Within the Universal Life Church

The Universal Life Church has had troubles, since 1959, but lately has come under relentless attack. One person is hell-bent on destroying the credibility of ULC with a massive email campaign, personal threatening emails and malicious phone calls.


PRLog (Press Release) – Jun 18, 2011 – Recently, the Universal Life Church, founded in 1959 in Modesto CA, known for its ‘online ordinations’, and mentioned in shows such as ’Friends’ and ’Big Love’, has come under heavy fire from one particular and prolific person of ill-repute, who has been attempting to destroy all credibility of the church by claiming exclusivity to the name ‘Universal Life Church’, denying the validity of essentially ALL ordinations done by the ULC, and making ludicrous claims of legal action against people who disagree with him. The fact is that the ordinations done through the Universal Life Church in Modesto are all recorded by hand. The internet is merely a way to convey the request. This same minister has been making harassing phone calls and sending threatening emails to many ministers, who had at one point been associated with a church calling itself the monastery.

Out of concern for the emotional well-being of the recipients of the harassment, it’s important to get the facts straight. The Universal Life Church was founded in Modesto, CA in 1959, by Rev. Kirby Hensley. Its website is and they are the International Worldwide Headquarters for the Universal Life Church. They have ordained millions of ministers over the years. They have two websites who they are in regular communication with and who send their ordinations, received from their sites, to headquarters in Modesto. Those two sites are (The Seminary) and (ULC Online). Despite false claims by the above-mentioned person, both of those sites are churches in their own right as well, but still continue to send their ordinations to Modesto for recording. Neither of the people who run those sites were EVER employees or even independent contractors of the monastery.

In August of 2006, there was a split in the ULC, whereas the owner of the original monastery website had his website taken from him under circumstances which are still being debated in the courts. From that time forward, the original Universal Life Church in Modesto ceased all association with the monastery site. Since that time, the monastery has continued to ordain people under their own banner. To confirm the validity of those ordinations, you must consult your local county clerk to confirm that that church has done its due diligence for your state.

Later, the monastery hired a man to run their social networking site. After a time, he left their employ, apparently taking with him their mailing list. He ‘invited’ those ministers to come to his ‘faith-based’, Christian-only, ULC-named church. Some went with him, believing him to be a part of the original ULC, or at least the monastery. He had, in fact, created his own church, using the name ULC. In and of itself, it’s fine to use the name Universal Life Church in your church name, but the problem comes from bad-mouthing and going against all that the ULC stands for.

The ULC is its own denomination and welcomes any real person to become ordained. The focus that the renegade ’Brother’ takes is that ULC is not ‘faith-based’. This is an insult to all of the people of faith who took the step of becoming ordained with great love and intention in their hearts. If you are a Christian, then you are a Christian ULC minister. If you are a Pagan, then you are a Pagan ULC minister. This holds true for people of all belief systems. There is no conflict or question of faith.

There is also no danger of retribution for those who disagree with what that minister has been preaching. You cannot be sued for ‘not adhering to the Christian tenets’ of his church. You can’t be sued for talking to someone from the Seminary, ULC Online or Headquarters. Your ordinations entitle you to do anything that any other minister can do, including (but not limited to) weddings, funerals, starting your own church, ministering to those in need, or any other functions that you feel called to do. Real ULC ministers perform many functions in their communities with personal pride, honor, and integrity.

Those who wish to be ordained with the church which started in and has been in operation since 1959, in Modesto CA, may do so at the above-referenced sites. Ordinations with other churches may well be valid, but are not associated in any way with the original International Worldwide Headquarters of the Universal Life Church.


Saturday, June 18, 2011

Western Astrology Fundamentals

This article covers the basics of Astrology and how they are interrelated. Astrology is defined as the art or practice of determining the supposed influences of the planets and their motions on human affairs and human disposition.


This article covers the basics of Astrology and how they are inter-related. Astrology is defined as 'the art or practice of determining the supposed influences of the planets and their motions on human affairs and human disposition'. From this practice a horoscope can be produced - a diagram (or chart) of the relative positions of planets and signs of the Zodiac at a specific time, usually the time of birth. A forecast can then be produced.

The Zodiac:

Western Astrology originated way back, around 500 BC, with a concept called the Zodiac being developed. This comprised of an imaginary sphere surrounding the earth, which followed the path of the Sun through the constellations during the year. The Zodiac was split into twelve sections, each named after the specific constellation noted in that area.


Many ancient philosophies used a set of classical elements to explain the way nature behaved. Each sign was connected to one of the classical elements (fire, earth, air, or water) and was also related to a region of focus; social, personal or universal.

* Water signs are related to growth processes, identification and emotion. In tandem with the other elements, water feels that fire will make it boil, air will evaporate it, but earth will shape and channel it.
* Fire signs are related to action, passion, and energy. In tandem with the other elements, fire feels that earth will smother it, water will drown it, but air will fan and enliven it.
* Air signs are related to thought, perspective and communication. In tandem with the other elements, air feels that water will obscure it, earth will suffocate it, but fire will inspire and uplift it.
* Earth signs are related to sensation, stability, and practicality. In tandem with the other elements, earth feels that air will dry it, fire will dry it, but water will refresh and nourish it.


Each sign is connected to one of three modalities; cardinal (sometimes referred to as movable), fixed, and mutable.

There are four quadrants following the order of the zodiacal signs, with three signs in each. Each quadrant describes a season, beginning with a cardinal sign, continuing to a fixed sign, and ending with a mutable sign.

Modalities and Related Zodiac Signs:

* Mutable signs are related to adaptability, resourcefulness and holism. They are Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces.
* Fixed signs are related to determination, focus and individuality. They are Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius.
* Cardinal signs are related to creativity and initiation. They are Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn.

Summary of Zodiac Sign Characteristics:

* Aries (cardinal, fire, personal): defensive, energetic, head down, assertive, impulsive.
* Taurus (fixed, earth, personal): patient, indulgent, resourceful, thorough, devoted.
* Gemini (mutable, air, personal): quick, logical, inquisitive.
* Cancer (cardinal, water, personal): clinging, protective, sensitive.
* Leo (fixed, fire, social): theatrical, generous, proud.
* Virgo (mutable, earth, social): critically, practical, efficient.
* Libra (cardinal, air, social): lazy, co-operative, fair.
* Scorpio (fixed, water, social): anxious, passionate, sensitive.
* Sagittarius (mutable, fire, universal): careless, free, straightforward.
* Capricorn (cardinal, earth, universal): suspicious, prudent, cautious.
* Aquarius (fixed, air, universal): detached, democratic, unconventional.
* Pisces (mutable, water, universal): distracted, imaginative, sensitive.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Meditative Modalities

Meditation: Alpha Level

This is a brief entry about Alpha State or Alpha Level meditation.

Alpha Level thinking and accessing the powerful abilities of our subconscious mind can be reached through meditation. The human brain is an electrochemical organ and is made of many interconnected nerve cells that generate rhythmic fluctuations of voltage between parts of the brain resulting in the flow of electric currents or brainwaves. An alpha brainwave has a frequency between 9 and 14 cycles per second and is in a level between sleep and wakefulness which connects us with our very powerful, intuitive, and creative subconsciousness.

Examples of being in an Alpha state or level:

A person who has just completed a task or activity then sits down to rest, takes time out to meditate, or ponder.

Projecting positive thoughts, ideas, and images into one’s mind during Alpha Level meditation can manifest themselves in real life and create a great deal of positive change. To gain a true understanding of how Alpha works, one should also gain a general understanding of Alpha’s relationship to the other brainwave levels—Beta, Theta, and Delta. This is a very complex topic which the surface has just been skimmed to keep matters simple.

If you want additional information, please visit our Brainwave FrequencyMeditation, and Hypnosis sites.
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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Taoist Master - Daochun Li

Yin Yang Symbol
Daochun Li
{A Thirteenth Century Taoist Master}

"Deep knowledge is to be aware of disturbance before disturbance, to be aware of danger before danger, to be aware of destruction before destruction, to be aware of calamity before calamity. Strong action is training the body without being burdened by the body, exercising the mind without being used by the mind, working in the world without being affected by the world, carrying out tasks without being obstructed by tasks."

Excerpted from:
The Book of Balance and Harmony

Thursday, June 2, 2011

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