Category Archives: Self Help

The Art Of Happiness

Happiness is an amazing competitive advantage.-Shawn Achor. Listen in for all that and a lot more on episode 344 of The Artwork of Charm. Shawn Achor is the leading specialist on positive psychology, he won over a dozen awards for his training at Harvard University on this subject, he could be also written many top selling books including The Well-Being Edge, has been featured in The Harvard University Business Review and even had a two hour interview with Oprah. Today’s episode is not about what he is done, it is about what his research has found about the well-being edge, and why well-being issues. The first thing to address is his description of well-being. Well-Being is the pleasure you feel as you therefore are growing into your total potential. With a description like this, it is simpler to be an optimist.

A study performed with Metlife sales staff MetLife how subjects reflects the power of an optimistic attitude. They took two groups of people! in one group they employed optimists who scored low on the industry standard evaluations and in the other group they employed pessimists who scored high on the same evaluations. Within annually, the optimists had done 19% more in sales. It’sn’t only sales which are influenced by disposition and outlook, optimists are regularly found to be more appealing, more reliable, better liked and are more inclined to receive promotions at work. The people around the optimists are seen to be happier as well. At its core the research showed that when you’re near somebody who’s anxious, you’ll start to feel anxious. Shawn also shares the brains functions that explain why happiness creates success, NOT the other way round. Achieving goals doesn’t make us happier, since whenever we accomplish these goals our mind instantly creates another objective or description of success. Now that you’ve gotten that large promotion, your mind instantly redefines success as the next promotion, the next Get. So rather than concentrating on reaching anything to make you happy, embrace the description of happiness Shawn provides and success will normally follow.

Spirit Guides Come From The World of Spirit

We are all spiritual beings, but whilst living on earth, we will reside inside in a physical body. There are always guides, often known as spirit Guides around us, to teach and heal as well as to protect us in our daily lives. Some people are aware of these beings and energies, but they are often around us for different reasons and spirit guides may differ in their nature and change over time, depending on where your life is heading. Spirit guides come from the world of spirit, the realm of Heaven. It is not difficult and safe to try to contact your guides. They help to channel energy from the spirit realm, to assist you in your paths through life.

When trying to connect to your guides, you must us an approach and language that you are comfortable with. As there are different types of guides to channel different types of energies and guidance, it is important to become acquainted with them. When I am doing Psychic readings I am always in contact with several of my guides, as well as connecting with the guides of the person that I am reading for. I will show you how to make contact with your guides and how to recognize the type of spirit guide that you have connected to.

I will show you how to do this safely and on a regular basis. Contacting spirit is meant to be an enlightening experience, not a disturbing one. You have nothing to fear from your guides, it is more important to make a clear connection to understand their messages and be able to apply their guidance to help you overcome or enhance everyday issues or concerns. So spirit guidance can be very healing as well as reassuring in your daily life.

Creative Imagination and Your Spirit Guides

Meditation is not a difficult, but seeing your spirit guides is the hard part. To learn how to shift the manner in which you perceive the spirit world, you will need to use an altered state of consciousness. You will have experienced an altered state of consciousness at some time in your life. Dreaming is an altered state. Reading often takes you out of yourself. Listening to music, going on long drives and many forms of exercise are all activities which produce shifts in consciousness. Through psychic meditation, you learn to shift your consciousness in a controlled manner.

Creative imagination is the key to opening the doors to true spiritual awareness, energies and insights. Energy from the more ethereal worlds must take the form of images for us to recognize them and work with them. Your psychic awareness cannot reproduce perceived reality from imagination alone Psychic awareness can create new realities in form, colour, and sound that are all around you.

The different characteristics of the two hemispheres of our brain have an important role in our being able to use an altered state of consciousness to enable spirit contact. Each hemisphere gathers in the same information, but they handle it differently. The dominant left side has a tendency to take over and inhabit the other half, especially for those of us in the Western world. This left hemisphere analyses, counts, Marks Time, plans and views logically and follows step-by-step procedures. It draws conclusions, and makes statements based on logic. Its approach to life follows a logical and step- by-step pattern.

Types Of Clairvoyance

The direct translation of the word clairvoyance is clear sight.It is defined as the ability to perceive or even see with the minds eye something that is going on in a remote location without any previous knowledge of the event. Most paranormal professionals and enthusiasts believe that psychic ability resides (albeit unlocked) within every human being. Their belief is that most people do not tap into their clairvoyance because they are either too unaware or unwilling to unveil it, and that it takes perseverance to develop ones own personal psychic abilities. In other words, everyone has a second sight but it has to be awakened. Don’t worry you don’t have to obtain a tarot reading or call a psychic phone reading line. It just takes some introspection.

There are two basic types of clairvoyant abilities voluntary and involuntary. Voluntary clairvoyance is generally seen as a good, positive thing whereas involuntary is usually considered dark, negative, and possibly even dangerous. Most psychics maintain that voluntary clairvoyance is obtained through good, healthy, and generous living, plus the willingness to reach deep within ones own psyche and see invisible things that don’t always reveal themselves.

Tarot and Astrology

Tarot astrology is the system through which a reading of the cards in a tarot deck help you through troubled times by offering a reflection on your past, present and future. Tarot is closely associated with astrology as each card relates to a planet, element, or astrological sign.

Tarot cards are used for divination, often known as fortune telling. But, many psychologists have used them as well, feeling that the cards often make patients delve in to how they feel about themselves. This is done through the subconscious. For example, let’s say you know work is not going well, but you do not allow yourself to think about it. Getting a tarot card reading that shows you need to change occupations is not really telling your future so much as it is making you face what is really going on in your life.

A tarot card deck consists of 78 cards that fall into two distinctive parts. The first part is called the Major Arcana. This part of the deck has 22 cards, 21 suitless cards referred to as trumps and one card called The Fool. It is believed that these cards represent different stages of life that we go through. Many are recognizable such as the Magician (associated with the planet Mercury), the Lovers (associated with the astrological sign Gemini), and the Death card (associated with Scorpio).

Tarot Cards – The Star To The World and The Minor Arcana

The major arcana also includes the Star, often presented as a woman who takes from the pool of knowledge and relays what she has learned to the five senses of man. The Moon card represents our spiritual evolution from creation to creator. The tarot cards also emphasize the importance of the Sun for light and energy and the Judgment needed for an understanding of the link between the universal conscious of man and humanity. A final card in the major arcana is the World, which represents our place in the unending cycle of life, in relationship to an unchanging Universe.

The four suits of the minor arcana portray the various material aspects of life and the numbers, as interpreted through numerology, indicate the strength of the vibrations in each card. In the suit of wands, we see the realm of spirit, ideas, ambition, and growth in the fire, club, and creative cards. Our desires and feelings, not outwardly apparent, are reflected in the suit of cups by heart, emotions, and water. In the suits of swords, spades, air and intellect, the cards symbolize the struggles to bring ideas into reality. The final desired result is found in the suit of pentacles, where diamonds and earth represent the completion of the link between the conscious and the subconscious.

There are many types of tarot decks of cards, in a variety of styles, shapes, and number; however, their interpretation is basically the same in every deck. The reading of the tarot cards may prove fascinating to study, especially if you wish to do psychic readings The tarot provides great pursuit for an occultist, or if you believe in the supernatural, or if you are simply curious about life and its ups and downs, and such aspects as love, career, and success. If you’re seeking insight into the past, the present, or the future, perhaps you’ll find it in the tarot deck of cards.

Free Tarot and Psychic Readings Online

The internet offers the greatest choice of free tarot and psychic readings online, and most off these use software applications to provide answers and insight for free. These free tarot and psychic readings are done in the privacy of your home or office, using your computer, and require a small amount of information from you, usually your name and date of birth. A general character profile and a little bit of day to day advice is then given to you in the form of a written reading.

This type of free Tarot and psychic reading does little more than pass the time or provide some general amusement. The free tarot readings don’t provide much opportunity for interaction or rapport, and serious questions can hardly be looked at in any depth, or insightful answers given about your problems or concerns.

For more in-depth Tarot or psychic readings however, you can find many psychic tarot card readings over the internet through using the telephone to talk to a psychic, or getting a tarot reading done by email. This type of tarot reading will require some form of payment by either credit card or online transaction processing.

Although the radio and internet offer the best opportunity for free tarot card readings, the advice that you will get won’t always be what you are looking for if you are looking for clear answers to pressing issues or concerns. The format which in both areas is quite impersonal, is not always a good one for many people. A paid Tarot or Psychic readings will give you a more accurate and specific answers, and the guidance and clarity about your real issues, is another telling point compared to free tarot readings, or free psychic readings

Palmistry Explained

Palmistry is based on reading the lines on the hand of a person. Palmists say that by reading the lines of a persons hand, it is quite possible to tell about the persons past, present and future. They say that positioning of the lines in the hand is a key to determining the subjects past, present, and future. The basics of Palmistry are said to be quite simple as opposed to the popular belief that it is something mysterious. The fleshy part of the hand and the structure of the fingers reveal a lot about the subject. Palmists claim that predictions through Palmistry has scientific basis, even though the scientists worldwide have their own opinion regarding this topic. The scientists claim that Palmistry does not have any scientific basis. According to the Palmists, the dominant hand of a person reveals the current and future trends. On the other hand, the passive hand reveals the persons childhood. Palmists see a definite pattern in the lines on the palm. These lines have been classified into heart line, head line, life line, fate line etc. Each of these lines will interpret different aspects of ones life.