By Lori Lines
This may, at first, appear inconsequential to those of you who have suffered great loss but I begin this article by telling this true story as a basis for where I was in my own spiritual evolution several years ago. Read on.
Many years ago, I came across this beautiful unique and expensive leather sofa when I was decorating my new home in Colorado. I fell in love with this sofa and it was delivered the next day. Over time, I lovingly cleaned it with leather cleaner and then spent hours conditioning the leather. It was gleaming in our family room as I admired it so. At the time, my daughter was about three years old, I told her never to get near the furniture with her art supplies. I kept a special place in our basement just for her, all set up with an easel, paper, play doh, paints and chalk...just waiting for her future masterpieces. One day, she found one of my big permanent markers that we used to label our moving boxes. You know, those really big fat pens with black permanent ink? And, as I was preparing lunch for her I noticed how suddenly the house seemed quiet. I looked around for my daughter but I couldn't find her. I called out her name and I heard nothing. Then I saw her. She was happily drawing a new masterpiece, with that black pen, all over my new light tan sofa!
Our beloved leather sofa was ruined. I immediately went into denial thinking it could be cleaned and returned to it's pristine status. Then I became angry. And, then I was crushed. The beautiful sofa in my elegant, newly decorated family room, was a massive piece of three year old graffiti.
Fortunately, and it took all I could muster, I had the presence of mind not to take my anger out on her. But I was LIVID, to say the least. And, I felt loss. It took a bit of time to recover my equanimity but of course, I did. Once again, I recognized the irony of my attachment to an image that that sofa portrayed. I had to remind myself, as the Buddha said, "All compounded things are impermanent." This leather sofa was most certainly a compounded thing as was clear by the vision of graffiti by my then 3 year old. Sometimes we give away possessions, say, to a friend, that we are attached to and we feel loss. But that is different. I had given away that possession voluntarily. But, this time, the loss came against my will. When giving something way, we have the time to relinquish an attachment before letting it go. The leather sofa, however, was gone before I was prepared. And. It. Hurt. Now I had to relinquish my attachment after the fact. In other words, I had to grieve.
Grieving is the process of coming to terms with loss in our lives. Almost from the very moment we are born, we are having to deal with loss. Newborns come into the world having to deal with the loss of the warmth and comfort of the mother's womb. And, from that instant onward, life can seem like a stream of losses. Some losses, of course, are greater than others. Losing a loved one to death is more significant and more distressing, for most people, than losing a mere material object like a leather sofa. But, the loss of anything can cause suffering and can require the process of grieving to help us to adjust.
I invite you to take a moment to reflect on the losses in your own life. Almost certainly you've lost someone close to you to death. You may have lost a parent, a grandparent, a spouse, a friend, a relative. My own grandmother died a few years ago at the age of 94 and I wondered how many people she lost in her lifetime. Certainly the difficult aspects of a long life would have to be witnessing and coping with the loss of so many loved ones.
We endure loss through other means than death, of course...
By Lori Lines
For many people, who live in a practical world, psychic mediums are viewed with cynicism. But, crystals have many scientific properties, as it absorbs and also reflects sun rays that contain divine light. When people start enhancing their intuitive abilities, and learn tools and techniques of crystal gazing, they will gain an insight about the surroundings, gain self awareness, and also receive guidance about their future. Intuitively you will be tuned into realms where you will find spirit guides who will help you find your way. Scrying is a way of looking into the crystal ball and getting an insight into the mystical world. Mostly it is practiced in a dimly lit area.
The crystal ball predictions are not a myth, but gazing at the crystal ball gives insights from the subconscious mind of psychics and that is how popular psychics have been predicting the future by gazing into the crystal ball. The images about the person’s future are seen in the mind of the psychic and not the crystal ball. This crystal ball is only a medium through which the psychic connects to different realms. The psychic is in a trance state when they are looking at the crystal ball.
Selecting a crystal ball
If you want to begin with scrying, you need to first decide what kind of crystal ball you need. There are different kinds of crystal balls available, and each has different properties. For instance, there is carnelian, lapis lazuli, amber, smoky quartz, amethyst, obsidian, labradorite, and many other kinds of crystals that are available online and in many crystal stores in your local area. Among all of these crystals, the most popular ones which are available are lapis lazuli, labradorite, amethyst, and smoky quartz. These crystals are said to be spiritual crystals and they also protect the practitioner from any kind of psychic attacks during their course of learning. Your intuitive abilities will be heightened and you will be able to find all the solutions for you problems psychically.
Cleansing a crystal ball
All the crystals that you purchase should to be cleansed prior to using them. Since, many people before you have touched them and used them, these crystals will have energies stored from different people, which needs to be neutralized. Therefore, if you are beginning to learn about crystal gazing, these are the first few steps that you need to follow. Any crystal that you buy, you have to cleanse them before using it. To be able to do this, first wash the crystal ball in room temperature, soak it in salt water. Himalayan sea salt is the best cleanser. If you are using a crystal that represents fire, then use sunlight to soak these cleansed crystals. If you are using milder crystals made of rose quartz, etc. use moonlight to soak it with the energy of full moon. When using the energy of moon rays, soak these crystals in moonlight only on the night of the full moon.
You can cleanse the energy of a room when you place an activated crystal in that room. An activated crystal will have your pure thoughts and intentions and this will reflect throughout the room. Also, since crystals are good at absorbing and reflecting energies, be careful that you will not use any negative thoughts while activating the crystal. These cleansing rituals, protection rituals, cleaning crystal ball, meditation, are useful for the evolution of the human consciousness. Once your thought is in line with that of the crystal you use, meditate upon this crystal for a lengthier amount of time. Your subconscious mind will be trained to be in line with the divine energy from the universe. You must always light incense, like sage, sandalwood, frankincense, etc. Doing this simple protection ritual in the morning and in the evening will work wonders. Once, the crystal ball is activated do not expose it to sunlight, unless and until you want to cleanse and reactivate it.
How to use an activated crystal ball
First choose a quiet room. There should be no background noise. Dim the light, burn candles, incense, and always place the crystal ball on a solid surface that is dark in color. Always ensure that the surface you use to place the crystal ball is dark and not something that would reflect light. You can cleanse the room as well before placing the crystal for additional benefits. Clean your hands and also wear light colored clean clothes before handling the crystal. Now hold the crystal in your hands and create a bond with this crystal. While holding the crystal, think about the objective or the purpose you have in your mind. Visualize the question in your mind while holding this crystal. Now ask the question in your mind. Place the crystal back onto the table, and gaze at it, while intuitively touching the realms in your mind. When you start focusing, you will have visions in your mind, and your mind will become receptive to these messages. You will thus, start to develop psychic powers as regularly as you practice them.
© Lori Lines, 2015, All Rights Reserved.
By Lori Lines
Reiki Healing Therapy
People always want to obtain high quality relaxation over their stress and problems in life. This is the reason why I am here to give you the best Reiki healing therapy that you’ve always wanted. My Reiki healing therapy is primarily based on a certain principle that can channel energy to my clients with a sense of touch that highlights a natural way of healing process to restore their emotional and physical well-being.
How Does Reiki Healing Therapy Work?
Our human energy system primarily obtains three parts namely the meridians, chakras and Aura. It primarily influences our human body simultaneously to liberate the natural healing power of the body. Reiki healing therapy can balance your energy hence you are assured to heal as fast as possible.
My therapy works at an energetic level. Your body is a complex system composed of different levels that interacts with each other. My Reiki therapy works on all levels of your body no matter how simple or complex it is. It can balance your body at all levels especially when the energy pathways are already blocked. Reiki healing can assist you in healing your emotional and physical well-being that can uphold more success and progress in your life.
Why Reiki Healing with Me?
There are different service providers of Reiki healing therapy that you may find all over the world, but I make sure that my particular healing therapy is considered to be different. This is due to the spectacular benefits that my particular Reiki healing therapy offers and these are as follows:
With the benefits that Reiki healing therapy offers, you are already given an assurance that such service of mine can truly offer you high quality relaxation and a positive impact in your life. This therapy is essential to those people who are experiencing too many worries and problems in life and there’s a sense that one can no longer handle everything. What's more, is I offer 30 - minute distance healing sessions for a nominal fee of $40. All you have to do is contact me, send payment, and I will commence to focus and work on you within 24 hours. Then, I will follow up with you in a few days to see how you are feeling.
Reiki healing therapy is healthy, natural and effective that can leave unique and healthy experience to my clients. After your Reiki healing sessions have ended, you are assured that you can feel and observe an amazing change in how you feel so contact me or book an appointment for Reiki healing therapy today!
Author Lori Lines
This blog represents messages through and from Lori Lines.