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Mental Transmutation

Published January 20, 2019 by tindertender

“To change your mood or mental state, change your vibration.”

Change your mental vibrations by an effort of Will, in the direction of deliberately fixing the Attention upon a more desirable state. Will directs the Attention, and Attention changes the vibration.

Cultivate the Art of Attention by means of the Will, and you have solved the secret of the Mastery of Moods and Mental States.

“To destroy an undesirable rate of mental vibration, put into operation the Principle of Polarity and concentrate upon the opposite pole to that which you desire to suppress. Kill out the undesirable by changing its Polarity.”

If you are possessed of Fear, do not waste time trying to ‘kill out’ Fear, but instead cultivate the quality of Courage, and the Fear will disappear.

To kill out a negative quality, concentrate upon the Positive Pole of that same quality, and the change from negative to positive will become polarized on the Positive Pole instead of the Negative.

By changing your Polarity you may master your moods, change your mental states, remake your disposition, and build up character.

“Mind may be transmuted from state to state, degree to degree, condition to condition, Pole to Pole, vibration to vibration.”

The mastery of Polarization is the mastery of the fundamental principles of Mental Transmutation, or Mental Alchemy, for unless one acquires the art of changing his own Polarity, he will be unable to affect his environment.

“Rhythm may be neutralized by an application of the Art of Polarization.”

“Nothing escapes the Principle of Cause and Effect, but there are many planes of Causation, and one may use the Laws of the higher to overcome the Laws of the lower.”

By being able to master ones own moods and feelings, and by being able to neutralize Rhythm, they are able to escape a great part of the operations of Cause and Effect on the ordinary plane.

The masses of people are carried along, obedient to their environment, the words and desires of others stronger than themselves, the effects of inherited tendencies, the suggestions of those about them, and other outward causes which tend to move them about on the chess-board of life like mere pawns.

By dominating ones moods, emotions, impulses and feelings they create for themselves new characters, qualities and powers by which they overcome their ordinary environment and thus become practical players instead of mere pawns. They use the Principle of Cause and Effect instead of being used by it.

The ‘Wise Ones’ serve on the higher, but rule on the lower. They obey the Laws coming from above them, but on their own plane, and those below them, they rule and give orders.

The wise man falls in with the Law, and by understanding its movements he operates it, instead of being its blind slave. Just as does the skilled swimmer turn this way and that way, instead of being as the log which is carried here and there ~ so is the wise man compared to the ordinary man ~ yet both swimmer and log, wise man and fool, are subject to Law. He who understands this is well on the road to Mastery.

“True Hermetic Transmutation is a Mental Art.”

In the above axiom, the Hermetists teach that the great work of influencing ones environment is accomplished by Mental Power. The Universe, being wholly mental, it follows that it may be ruled only by mentality.

If the Universe be Mental in its Substantial nature, then it follows that Mental Transmutation must change the conditions and phenomena of the Universe. If this be understood then all the so-called ‘miracles’ and ‘wonder-workings’ are seen plainly for what they are. THE ALL is Mind, the Universe is Mental.

~ The Kybalion

How Would I Live If … ?

Published September 25, 2018 by tindertender

In this world there is so much chaos, it is difficult to get in touch with our inner self, our higher self, and to listen to what is there.

I recently treated myself to a ‘float’ in a deprivation tank. It was 80 minutes long and time ceased to exist. It’s amazing how it just seems to stop when the senses are not bombarded with outside stimulus.

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As I lay there in a shallow pool of water with 8,000 lbs of epson salt, gravity had no power over me, my mind was still with the exception of silent prayers as violet light pulsed in the darkness.

St. Germaine is said to be the carrier of the violet flame of healing, and I choose to believe that is exactly what was, and is, taking place … a great healing.

https://www.summitlighthouse.org/saint-germain/

My recent aura photo is quite yellow! There seems to be a bit of concern over whether I’m ‘grounded’, I can tell you that there is much happening ‘behind the scenes’.

There are many theories behind the meaning of this … here is what some say …

“Aura colors are connected with divinity, aestheticism and spirituality. Yellow halo is considered as an active ‘brow chakra’. It is considered to be ruling the solar plexus or third chakra. It is the source of core energy and exists between navel and ribs in an individual’s body. A clear yellow aura circled around head in reflection of spiritual advancement. Yellow aura is a powerful denotation of religiousness, spirituality and enlightenment. It creates a sensation of brightness and warmth. The yellow aura around Buddha is a reflection of this enlightenment, spiritual success and joyful detachment from everything. Jesus, being encircled by yellow halo, emblems this divinity.”

YELLOW ~ Pertains to the spleen and life energy. It is the color of awakening, optimism, easy-going nature, inspiration and intelligence.

SHADES OF YELLOW ~ Pale Yellow – psychic and spiritual awareness, optimism, hopefulness, positivity. Bright Yellow – fear of losing control, respect, power struggles and control personally and in business. Clear Metallic Gold – spirituality activated, inspirational awakening.

Fascinating, really …

So the question remains, “How would I live if I actually listened to and followed the wisdom of my heart, mind and body?”

It is time to be still and get to the ‘heart’ of it.

Personal Expansion

Published August 8, 2018 by tindertender

When younger, and smaller in stature, I felt much larger, larger than life! Now that I am physically larger I still feel spiritually larger than life, yet forget how my body has grown until I actually roll to the side and rest my hand on my belly.

Funny … I still feel the frame made by bones and therefore feel ‘smaller’ yet know the physical has grown. I realize too, that the spiritual aspect of this that I call me has grown also … I am in awe as I recall the differing phases this life has afforded me. I am in complete wonderment of this experience.

I have a friend who knew me when I was much thinner and used to say I should have more pride and join a gym, lose the weight I had gained. I let it be known I would learn to love me as I was. It is foolish to always be chasing some ‘form’ or dream … the ‘now’ IS where it is at … besides, for quite awhile now I have felt sort of separate from this flesh, even while living in it. Strange.

When I hear people judge my appearance … my weight, my current hair style, my clothes, or my tattoos … I tilt my head in wonder. Can’t they see there is so much more than that going on here?

Photo by Karl Magnuson

I think about the human experience and I wonder … aren’t people aware that we are all so similar? The BIG one is the fact that our minds are always churning thoughts, even when from looking at us it seems we are calm, cool and collected. Most of us dream and have difficulty remembering them, unless we journal right away upon waking. We have all suffered loss … of things, of love, of friends. We have all experienced lack of some sort … food, shelter, compassion and care. Many of us probably believe we deserve mistreatment it has been happening so long. Many of us have grown hard and decided we simply don’t care any more.

How do we return to love? How do we foster joy and feed the innocence within us? How do we release pain, sorrow, anger, jealousy, fear?

It begins by undoing the broken record which plays in our mind. It is in the creation of NEW super thought highways, it is in counter-intelligence.

Do you know you have the power to transform every single aspect of your mind? And in that transformation you essentially create new realities?

Perhaps you have been in a sour mood, yet put on a happy face, pretending. Before you know it, you may even actually BE in a good mood. This is the power of the mind. You can flip these switches on and off at the slightest intention!

Intention is everything, and it is yours, it is mine, it is ours.

This world is the collective dream, and together we can change what we see and what we experience, simply by choosing a different thought, action, and outcome.

And so when I think of my physical form I think me ‘skinny’. I wear comfortable clothes which do not bind and I honestly am not interested in what people think of my attire. I am too focused on the inside work, the inner expansion.

Awareness … it means so many things to different people. Let the vision expand, take it ALL in, and the ‘little’ things, such as the body, seem much smaller … whether some say it is or not.

Dance of Life

Published July 11, 2018 by tindertender

You may say to yourself, “There is so much further to go! So much needs to change!” Do not focus on the end goal, it can be daunting and elicit feelings of defeat … focus on the journey, have fun with it, life is meant to be a dance. Recognize that no matter how lonely you may feel at times, you are never alone.

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Photo by Vitto Sommella

Emergence ~ You may notice you are in an intense process of emergence, coming into the next cycle of life. Unlike more gradual shifts in awareness you have experienced, this one is happening quite rapidly and came on somewhat unexpectedly. You may even think you are unprepared for such dramatic changes in your life, yet you are prepared and can put to use the experiences and wisdom you have accumulated up to now.

Life is demanding that you move into the next stage of maturity. This requires you to adjust your thinking about yourself, others, and your  community. It calls for you to shed yet another layer of you ego-filled defenses and let go of any illusions of being less than who you are.

This period of emergence is one of a broadened consciousness and heightened perceptual capacities; and since it is inevitable, it is best to surrender to the flow and allow yourself to gracefully move into the next cycle of your life.

Get grounded ~ Spend time in nature, allow the earth to assist you in leveling out the senses.

Breathing ~ Your breath is the crossover between Spirit  and physical reality. Breathing comfortably and steadily helps you align yourself with Spirit, which then brings a clearer focus on what creative expression is preparing to be birthed through, and from you. Discard any habitual thought patterns that would prevent the manifestation of what you are being prompted to bring forth. Allow yourself to take risks with this self-expression, and all of Creation will smile upon you.

Release and Activation ~ Nature and all of its sounds and aromas may assist you in releasing tensions, or a warm bath may ease the stresses from your mind and body. Music may activate your hearing, which sparks the pleasure centers in your brain. Art may activate your emotional responses. The touch of another human may activate a deep need to be physically held in some manner again.

Now is the time for action. Engage in some activity and be fully present so that you forget about your surroundings and enter into that timeless and multidimensional experience of union with the focus of your creative attention. Let your physical body be active. Movement alone – whether quietly dancing by yourself or hiking up a hill – will require you to be as present as possible in your body. Enjoy!

Plucking Fear From Mind & Body

Published June 22, 2018 by tindertender

This world is a breeding ground for fear. Upon entering this life there is a pure innocence and joy, often stripped away before words are even spoken, or soon thereafter.

Fear lives so deeply within the body/spirit system, sometimes it isn’t even known. Through life a tough exterior is grown, a stiff upper lip, a stubborn thrust of the chin, a bad attitude … whatever it takes to defend the self from the continuous lash of what hurts.

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Photo by Nick Herasimenka

A false joy is developed, many become experts at pretending happiness, they stuff the pain until it cannot be recognized, but it is still there … wrapped in fear. Heck, there are even times when one truly believes they are happy! Then something happens and they begin to question that reality … at least I have.

There are those who coach people to walk into the fear, face it head on … even I have said it, and I believe it! Yet still, knowing this and actually doing it are two different things. Sometimes when we think we are walking into it, we hold back ~ not even knowing we reserved the right to maintain the embedded habit of fear, to hold that wall of protection up just in case.

Yes, this world breeds fear, and also provides what is needed to overcome it … strength is developed, endurance, a stubborn will that calls for us to survive even when we would rather quit.

How does one shed the fear? How does one actually reach so deep inside the core of the being, grab hold of that fear, pinch it, and pluck it right from the body and the mind? There are many theories written and taught by those who say they have no fear … but do they? Neither here nor there, each individual must find a way to their center and have a willingness to honestly evaluate what they find there. It cannot be done for us ~ it can only be done by us, for us.

The question is then, how badly do we wish for peace? At what lengths are we willing to go to create it?

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The Sacred Wisdom Keepers know of this better than many. If we long for the truth, if we truly wish to see a better world, this is a good place to search, beginning of course by looking into our own being. There must be a desire to open the mind in order to receive knowledge, and there ought to be a respect for the sharing one receives from an Elder.

Life is short, even when one lives to be what we now consider old. There isn’t time to waste on stubbornness and pretending, not if we long to see a world full of truth, peace, joy, and love.

Tired Body, Tired Mind

Published May 10, 2018 by tindertender

There are days when physical labor is pushed, maximized to the best of ones ability. There are also days when number crunching and project planning is a continuous cycle. Hours go by and the muscles begin to ache, the mind starts to as well. Tylenol can be ones best friend after this work.

Efforts made are increasing, it is as though we’ve entered the ‘spin cycle’ of life. There is a wringing out of the ‘suds’, a cleansing is happening. Soon there will be an end to the spin and it will be time to dry, fluffing and making soft the load we’ve been carrying.

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Photo by Joshua Fuller

A blessing is in store. The effort, the stamina maintained as the sea of life is sailed, all experiences, will culminate in calm, it is going to settle. As the waters rage they are washing away the grime that has collected, and although it seems so much is destroyed, it is actually a purification. The sun is about to shine bright, bringing abundance in ways that have been missing for nearly everyone. As we begin to realize the intricate connection we have with the earth, the waters, the air and with each other, we will learn to ride the tide … not with fear and a clutching to anything we find for safety, but with balance and awe as the truth embraces us, and as we embrace the truth.

When things begin to sweep out from under, go to high ground … rise above it. Whether it be a tumultuous relationship of some kind, or some other experience … rise. This cleansing is going to happen, where you place yourself will determine how it affects you.

When too much is taken from a situation without anything given back an imbalance occurs. This is seen in many situations, it is in the products we choose, it is in what we put into the soil and water of the earth, it is what we allow in our lives..

As this shift happens, look around, practice really seeing others and how circumstances affect them, look deeply into your own world. Often, life is a story told and many of these tales are complete fiction.

Transparency, vulnerability … allowing the real you to shine will be the gift you came to share with the world. No one can be you better than you.

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