All about Rituals

Hello, and welcome back, I’ve decided to write on this topic because a lot of people tend to attach some sort of bias against it without even knowing its basic definition

As for those who do know what a ritual is, perhaps this elaboration will give you more insight into its process on a basic level, and maybe help you perform your own even better

Newcomers to my Blog, feel free to check out my other posts, or the About Page to get a general idea of the motive of my work

Lets get right into it

What is a ritual?

Teeth being brushed
Teeth being brushed

What is a ritual?

Some of you may attach an “evil” stereotype to the word without understanding its textbook definition. A ritual can neither be defined as “evil” or “good” because its just a word used to describe an act(s) or process

Ritual- n. 1: the established form for a ceremony; 2: A: a ritual observance; B: a ceremonial act or action; C: an act or series of acts regularly repeated in a set precise manner

Using the definition from Webster, rituals can be seen as ceremonies such as Bar Mitzvahs, or, as simple as us brushing our teeth everyday

It is not the stereotypical movie or tv show type of ordeal, that’s a stereotype by design. If you look at Webster’s’ definition of stereotype, you would see that its also related to the word ritual, and, in itself is one

How does a ritual work?

Word, thoughts, vibrations, results
Word, thoughts, vibrations, results

If you notice, Sunday’s have a different energetic feel in comparison to any other day of the week. In my opinion at least

Energy travels wherever a persons intention is aimed at. So a regular gathering of people with the same focus will cause a shift in the energy

With that said, a ritual works based on a person’s belief in it. If you don’t believe something will work, it won’t. This goes hand in hand with the Hermetic Laws, especially the Law of Vibration

For a ritual to work, a person must not focus on how the results will fall into place. It takes time for things to line up and events to come together

As an example:

You want to grow a garden of flowers. You would plant the seeds in the dirt, and then water them. I’m also sure you wouldn’t take them out of the ground to see if anything has sprouted. That’s because it takes time

Having patience and confidence in knowing your ritual will work, makes the energy line up in your favor. However, depending on what you do a ritual for, it will take time

Don’t expect to be a millionaire overnight, but, you may get that lucky lottery ticket, or you may not. Be reasonable and honest with yourself

What are rituals you can do?

Ritual fire
Ritual Fire

First I want to say that what I do isn’t the end all or be all of rituals. The best ones are the ones you come up with yourself. Of course, there may be a voice in your head telling you you’re doing something wrong, but, there’s no wrong way to do a ritual you make up yourself

A lot of you already do rituals you may not have recognized before. Like grabbing a cup of coffee to start your day, or a morning jog, etc.

Doing rituals are easy if you make them easy, no need to make them overcomplicated. I’ll share with you a basic ritual format you can do, to set an example, and you can use this or come up with your own

Say you wanted to attract wealth:

  • Meditating on the type of life you would have, like going on nice vacations, buying that dream car, or even getting that brand new house is effective. You have to feel yourself already with wealth for the universe to attract it to you. Easy right?
  • Repeating positive affirmations daily such as, “I am wealthy”, or “I have unlimited financial abundance.” This works great with meditation as well. When you sleep, you can listen to a subliminal audio track that has wealth related affirmations, or record your own to listen to while you sleep. That way you program your subconscious with an abundance mindset and you get rid of that lack-of-abundance thinking
  • Lastly, using essential oils, incense, or giving offerings to deities that specialize in attracting wealth in addition with the steps above is a pretty simple ritual all in all.
Thanks for Reading!
Thanks for Reading!

Remember, feel free to create your own ways of doing rituals. This is an example of what you can do. A lot of rituals may work or may not. Keep trying different formulas and see what works for you

As always, thank you for reading

The 7 Chakras: Balancing the Throat, Third Eye, and Crown Chakras

Hello, and welcome back to this chakra article-series. The three chakras I’ll be explaining to you all are the Throat, Third Eye, and Crown

These three are what you call the “upper three” because they represent our spiritual nature; whereas the “lower three” chakras are our Root, Sacral, and Solar Plexus. They represent our human/ego/selfish desires

The Heart chakra is what bridges the lower half and the upper half together making a spiritually balanced individual. This can be related to the biblical verse John 14:6 where Jesus says, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the father except through me”

This verse is an allegory to the process of becoming the Christ energy through knowledge of self, and through working from the Root(Satan) through the Heart(Christ) chakras, up to the Crown(the Father) chakra

Check out my post on the Heart Chakra for more info. Now without further ado, on to the topic!

Throat chakra

The Throat chakra is the fifth chakra located, of course, in the throat at its base. Its color is a light blue as shown in the picture above. Its functions are connected to self-expression, creativity, writing, and listening

Signs of a balanced Throat chakra:

  • Good speaker
  • Sincere
  • Truthful
  • Good Listener
  • Adjusts well to change
  • Open-minded
  • Non-judgmental

Signs of an imbalanced Throat chakra:

  • Fear in expressing yourself
  • Throat problems
  • Fear of silence
  • Lying
  • Arrogance
  • Talking too much

Balancing this chakra is simple and there are many ways you can. Deep breathing exercises, singing, and meditating on the color of this chakra are simple to do. As well as crying, singing, and even drinking water works

If you would like more techniques, consider researching Primal scream therapy and  Reiki healing

Third Eye chakra
Third eye chakra

Next is the Third Eye chakra. This chakra is located in the brain above the base of the nose, and its color is Indigo (This chakra is also connected to the mythical eye of Horus/Heru) The function of this chakra allows us to see through illusions and access our deep truths

This means seeing everything as it is, objectively, or, being mindful in the moment

When this chakra is activated, both hemispheres of the brain function in balance with each other. The right hemisphere’s creativity(feminine energy) is in tune with the left hemisphere’s logical thinking(masculine energy)

Signs of a Balanced Third Eye chakra:

  • Good imagination
  • Can visualize things easily
  • Can “grasp the big picture”
  • Expanded spiritual awareness and insight
  • Intelligent/Intuitive
  • Wise

Signs of an Imbalanced Third Eye chakra:

  • Lack of concentration
  • Obsessiveness
  • Over analytical
  • Delusional
  • No imagination or visualization skills
  • Bad/repressed memories

To balance this chakra, you can meditate and focus in between your eyebrows where your Third Eye is located. Getting enough sleep, between seven to eight hours. And eating blue colored foods such as blueberries, red grapes, blackberries etc

Crown Chakra
Crown Chakra

The Crown chakra is located at the top of the head or slightly above it, like a crown. This chakra is associated with the pituitary gland, and secondarily to the pineal and hypothalamus

Because of its location, the Crown chakra is associated with the brain and nervous system and is our connection to the Universe as the Root chakra connects us to Mother Earth

Its color is white or violet and the function of this chakra is to allow us to experience mystical oneness with everyone and everything. It is essentially going beyond the limits of the ego and knowing that everything in creation is interconnected

Signs of a balanced Crown chakra:

  • Great intuitive knowledge
  • Aware of spiritual self
  • Connected to our Higher selves
  • Able to surrender to events out of our control
  • Understands that death is not an end

Signs of an imbalanced Crown Chakra:

  • Feeling abandoned by “God”
  • Spiritual escapism
  • Relying too much on signs and omens
  • Inability to surrender to events outside of your control
  • Feeling entitled to special treatment from “God”

The Crown chakra doesn’t have any foods associated with it directly but having a balanced diet in accordance to your other chakras will in turn help to balance it

You can surrender situations to “God”/the Divine and trust that things will work out. Practice gratitude to attract more of what you already have. Meditate on a regular basis. You can even talk to whatever Divine being you believe in, a God or Goddess. There are many choices you can choose from

Also, if you haven’t established a strong foundation in your Root chakra I’d suggest working on that one first. The reason is because without a strong foundation, you’ll “crumble” from underneath. So please, be careful and always do your research

Thank you for reading!
Thank you for reading 

I know its been awhile, but I’ve been real busy getting my personal life together. Of course, I’m not going to force an article out if I don’t believe its high quality enough for you all to enjoy

But I thank you all for being patient for this article and many more to come

Thank you all for reading!

 

 

The 7 Chakras: Balancing the Solar Plexus and Heart Chakras

Picking up from my last post lets get right into it!

Solar Plexus Chakra
Solar Plexus Chakra

The third chakra is the Solar Plexus. Its statement is all about expressing your personal power into the world, characterized by your will

If you notice in the image above, it looks like the sun, which is symbolic of your ego/your everyday conscious self. (The moon would represent your subconscious mind)

A person with a healthy solar plexus chakra exhibits these characteristics:

  • control over your thoughts
  • control over emotional responses
  • setting healthy boundaries
  • and being at peace with themselves

A person with excessive energy will show:

  • controlling or overly competitive behavior
  • overeating and overindulgence
  • fatigue or laziness

As for a deficiency in the chakra:

  • insecurity
  • anxiety
  • fear
  • lack of confidence
  • unable to focus
  • and lack of organization

To balance this chakra meditating and visualizing the color yellow, or eating yellow colored foods like bananas can balance this chakra

The alternatives you can also use include aroma therapy, using yellow stones , doing yoga, etc. Your choice

Affirmations you can use:

  • I am worthy
  • I am confident
  • I release judgement of myself
  • I am motivated to get things done
  • I embody confidence and inner peace

Having this chakra balanced and healthy is important, considering, its main function is exerting your will in the world. If your willpower is weak, then you won’t ever have control over your life and the many situations that come with it, including keeping it in order

Heart Chakra
Heart Chakra

Okay, the fourth chakra on the list, and also one of the important ones, is the Heart Chakra. The main function of this chakra is to show compassion and love to not only others, but for yourself as well

People with balanced Heart chakras can show and receive love. Meaning they have compassion and love for everyone and will be connected to others

An unbalanced heart chakra manifests things as:

  • Hatred
  • Fear
  • Jealousy
  • Anger

Just to name a few

To balance this chakra, meditate and visualize on the color green. Eat green colored foods such as broccoli. Do yoga poses that focus on the Heart Chakra. Use essential oils, or meditate with green stones(can also use rose quarts). Any of this will help

Okay, this is where the topic of Christ can begin. In paintings of Jesus you may see he has a flaming heart, and a finger pointing up ,which is an esoteric symbol of a gateway to the higher chakras and also signifying there’s more work to do in regards to expanding your consciousness

As I’ve said in my other post on chakras, each, and, any of these chakras hold onto trauma’s that happen to you no matter what it is. When that happens a person becomes imbalanced, and, it will show

However, not a lot of people know that not releasing yourself from this trauma puts a block upon you, not only physically and emotionally, but spiritually as well

Its imperative that everyone, including myself, put time and effort into our healing to live a better balanced life. And to heal wholly(holy), all starts with loving yourself, regardless of the “flaws” you believe you have and releasing the situation that caused you trauma

Easier said than done of course

Its an ever going process, but the goal is to release yourself from that trauma so it doesn’t manifest itself permanently. It may be days where you randomly remember an incident, and you may either start crying or be very angry

It comes out in order for you to recognize it and release it. This is one of the moments where “face your demons” comes into effect

Love yourself for who you are and recognize that you’re human. That goes for anyone who has caused you harm as well. That’s not to throw out whatever heinous thing they’ve done, its to release yourself from that traumatic situation that has a hold on your being

Thank you For reading this
Thank you for Reading this

I am humbly grateful to you all who have read this and continue to read my work. I’m always trying to improve my writing skills and to make valuable content that’s easy to read and straight to the point

But most importantly, to help anyone who’s looking for information to help them get on track

I don’t know everything, nor will I claim I do, so please do your research. And have a nice day!

 

 

The 7 Chakras: Balancing the Root and Sacral Chakras

Hello, I know it’s been a while. I’ve been busy working, and, I decided to take a little break  to help in the process of  pushing out quality content

Did you miss me? 

Now, this topic will help a great many of you who may not know how these chakras affect us. More so on an emotional and spiritual level

I will, of course, try and keep these posts short, and easy to read for you all to digest

 

The 7 Chakras
The 7 Chakras

The chakras are energy centers in the etheric body which governs the body’s emotions, and helps regulates its organs

We all have these 7 chakras, whether some of us believe in them or not. There are some with balanced chakras, and, some that don’t have balanced chakras. Balancing these energies are paramount to good health emotionally, physically, and spiritually

Many don’t know that whenever a traumatic experience affects us, one of these chakras holds on to that trauma, until it is healed and released. That is why so many of us are sad, depressed, or have these blockages in our lives today.

No worries, healing yourselves and your chakras are easy to do as long as you stay dedicated, and, know, that for true healing, you must learn to love yourself as who you are

 (As a secret tip, the 7 chakras also share the same colors of the rainbow. You know, ROYGBIV)

Root Chakra
The Root Chakra

The 1st chakra, the Root, is at the base of the spine and its basic functions are, well, being the root or the foundation

The Root chakra governs our basic needs as human beings:

  • Security/safety
  • Survival
  • Food, Shelter, Water(basic needs)
  • Grounding and support for living

An imbalanced Root chakra exhibits a pessimistic outlook, eating disorders, greed, and feelings of being insecure or being in survival mode

A person who has an imbalanced root will be timid, or, cautious all of the time, always worrying about their security, or, concerns about their job

Basically living a life of fear

An overactive Root will turn fear into greed, or, create issues with food intake

To balance the Root chakra there are many ways you can do so. The simplest is meditating on, and, visualizing, the color red. You can also use  chakra stones that will balance out whichever chakra you’re working on

 

Connecting with nature, gardening, eating red colored foods, like fruits, can help as well

Affirmations you can use:

  • I am safe and secure
  • I trust myself
  • I love life
  • I am stable and grounded

Needless to say, the Root chakra should be the first chakra you work with, because, without a strong foundation(like a building)it will collapse on itself

Sacral Chakra
Sacral Chakra

The Sacral is the second chakra of the chakra system, which governs your passions and pleasures

This is the center of feelings, emotions, and sensuality just to name a few. It allows you to enjoy the moment and bask in its fullness

The sacral also fuels creativity, since it operates upon passion. Any, and everything you create, comes from the energy of the sacral, including giving birth to a child

Having a balanced Sacral includes:

  • Being passionate
  • Present in your body
  • Sensual
  • Creative
  • And connected to your feelings

Having an imbalanced Sacral causes:

  • Unemotional behavior
  • Uncertainty
  • Insecurity
  • Being unable to cope with changes in life

To balance the Sacral, you can meditate on , and visualize, the color orange. Eating orange colored foods, melons, and coconuts are good for healing the chakra too, as well as staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water

Affirmations you can use:

  • I love and enjoy my body
  • I am passionate
  • I am open to touch and closeness
  • I allow myself to experience pleasure

In conclusion, if you have problems opening up in a relationship, sexually and intimately, or believe that relationships lead to pain, your Sacral chakra may be closed–which makes it difficult to enjoy a relationship. However, if you’re comfortable with your sexuality and being touched — your sacral is open

One More Thing
one more thing

There are many more ways to heal these chakras than what I suggested. It is up to you whether you would like to discover any other alternatives

Alternatives including essential oils, yoga techniques, chakra stones, or even meditation music are great ways to balance your chakras as well

I always suggest reading books on the chakras to gain a broader perspective. Knowledge is power after all

Thank you for reading and enjoy the rest of your day!

 

The 7 Hermetic Laws Finale: The Law of Gender & Cause and Effect

Hello! As you can see from the title, this will be the finale to this article-series. This doesn’t mean I won’t talk about them at all, however, it was merely meant to be a practical guide to working with these laws

My last post was on the Law of Polarity and Rhythm, feel free to check that out here, and lets move on to the current topic:

Scales balancing the genders
Scales balancing the genders

The Law of Gender states: “Gender is in everything; everything has its Masculine and Feminine Principles; Gender manifests on all planes”

This Law isn’t talking about the physical gender, but more of a mental alchemical process in which things are manifested

A well known symbol showing the balance of masculine and feminine energy is the Yin and Yang

One side is Masculine and the other side is Feminine. But if you notice, there’s a small dot in each one, symbolic of the fact that one side can’t function in a balanced way without the other half

The Divine Feminine can be defined as the purest form of feminine expression. A healthy representation is of kindness, generosity, wisdom, and being supportive. This mother-like energy is also represented as growth physically, emotionally, and spiritually

The Divine Masculine represents the spiritual, psychological and archetypal idea of masculine energy. Its characteristics include logic, rationality, strength, and leadership.

A good representation is someone who is confident but not arrogant; is a leader, but, doesn’t need the praise of others

Each of these energies reside within all of us. No matter if you’re male or female. Learning to balance your masculine and feminine energy is a great way to bring balance into your life

( That’s a topic that I’ll address in another post, so stay tuned!)

Continuing on, the Law of Gender can be seen as a process of manifestation. An idea forms in your head and you’re inspired by the idea to take action(Feminine)

That action brings together events or circumstances to make whatever idea you had to become manifested(Masculine)

The only factor to manifesting is time. Things take time to progress, and grow, like a seed becoming a plant

With that in mind, working with this law is simple as long as you make it simple

Cause and Effect
Cause and Effect

The Law of Cause and Effect states: “For every effect, there is a definite cause, likewise for every cause, there is a definite effect

Any thought, emotion, or even events in your life operate with this law, same as with the other laws, but, this is a simple law to understand

Looking back and applying the other laws

If you had in your mind, that you are a successful person, and, that any opportunities that come to you, you would take with no hesitation

Then you act on those same thought patterns, no matter on good and bad days, you stay focused on that goal not letting anything waver you from it

You’re constantly feeling yourself in the limelight of success, you’re envisioning doors opening up for you, you’re happy and living your life to the fullest

It may take some time, say five years, and without realizing it, you’re where you’ve set your mind to be

Needless to say: Cause and Effect

The End

I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again: study, study, study!

Not everyone will get instant understanding of these laws, but with great investment in yourself to learning, and gaining higher consciousness, you too can do what many other knowledgeable people can do and more

A great book to study is by James Allen, called , As a Man Thinketh. In it he describes how a man’s thinking makes him who he/she is

I don’t know if you noticed but using these laws rests heavily on how well you control your mind. Its all on you

I have many other great books that I will share in different posts, and they are very informative self-help books. Feel free to comment any extra knowledge that you may have or books that you’ve read so far, I’m always open to learning something new

Thank you again for reading, and enjoy the rest of your day!

 

The 7 Hermetic Laws continued: The Law of Polarity & Rhythm

Hello, again, and welcome to part 3 of this article-series. I would like to apologize for the long wait, this flu season is no joke, and, I was literally stuck in bed for a day and a half

No worries, I’m getting much better, and fortunately, this war is almost over. But enough about me, lets get back to it!

If you haven’t seen my last post on the Hermetic Laws click here to check it out

Yin and Yang

Okay, so the 4th Hermetic Law, is the Law of Polarity ,which states:

“Everything is dual, everything has poles, everything has its pair of opposites, and the opposites are identical in nature but, different in degrees”

Simply put, everything has its; good or bad; hot or cold, all depending on perspective

Lets look at a relatable situation:

A lot of us want success. The opposite polarity of success is failure. So to not stay in the polarity or vibration of failure, accept it as a part of growth, and focus on being successful to attract success

This isn’t an easy task, but, it is doable if you want to take control of your life. By keeping the poles balanced, your life will be in harmony

A perfect example is the image above: the Yin and Yang

ups and downs

The next law, the Law of Rhythm ,states:

“Everything flows out and in, everything has its tides, all things rise and fall”

Easy to understand right?

There will be good times, and, bad times. The stock market will rise, and fall. The Patriots may win the Super bowl and may not the next year(I am a Ravens fan by the way)

My point is, everything operates in cycles. Case and point, the seasons

By working with this law, its important to learn that, for example, there will be bad days, but, you use your mind to stay neutral to the effects of this rhythmic swing. This requires great willpower to achieve

Lets say you’re in a bad mood, so grumpy, in fact, you don’t want to talk to anybody.(I don’t blame you if people get on your nerves, you’re not alone)

You can choose to stay in this bad mood, or you can use your mind to shift your emotions to happiness, or, a place of content.(Or ignore those annoying people as best you can!)

Don’t become a product of your environment, sell your product to the environment

This technique is called the Law of Neutralization, in which you use your subconscious mind to bypass the rhythmic swing, and, allows your conscious mind to rise above whatever problem you’re facing. This law is not part of the Hermetic Laws, and, I would say its one of the many side laws you may see on the Web

Be sure to research these laws on your own and don’t believe a thing I’ve said

Please, do your research!

Knowledge is power and Wisdom is strength

As always, thank you for reading

The 7 Hermetic Laws: The Law of Correspondence & Vibration

Hello and welcome to part two of this article-series!

Now with my last post on the Law of Mentalism, lets pick up on to the second law, the Law of Correspondence

This law states, “as above; so below; as within; so without.” The meaning is simple, your outer world(your reality) is a complete reflection of what you believe to be true(on the “inside”)

(as above so below)

Similarly like the first Hermetic Law, the Law of Mentalism; the Law of Correspondence works within the confines of a person’s self talk and habits

Whereas, the Law of Mentalism makes whatever you believe to be true in your universe(reality), the Law of Correspondence tells you that if you want to change your reality it must start within

Lets look at a hypothetical situation:

A man around the age of 35 looks at himself in the mirror and says to himself, “I need to get in shape! My body has gained a little weight and I’m not happy with it. But I’m not too sure if I can stay motivated to do it. Matter of fact, forget it, I’ll always be like this.”

In this situation this man has thought to himself he’s not happy with the way his body is, and is looking to change it. Unfortunately he has already given up and decided to stay where he knows he doesn’t want to be.

Now this story isn’t to shame anyone’s body, because as long as you love yourself the way you are that’s all that matters. But for our hypothetical middle aged man, you can tell he’s not happy and wants change, but he doesn’t want to change his self talk and habits

A person who truly wants to change his life must look within their selves and discover any limiting belief or habits that prevents that change from occurring.

To make it simple, change the way you think, and you will become whatever it is you want to be. Of course make realistic changes, no one’s going to become a billionaire mogul overnight. But anything is possible if you put your mind to it!

Body of water with ripples

The third Hermetic Law is the Law of Vibration. Its law states that everything moves, everything vibrates, and nothing is at rest

If you were to take a rock and examine its molecular structure, you’d find that it is indeed “vibrating”, or moving. On a metaphysical(spiritual) viewpoint of this law, the way to work with this is to imagine how something would feel if you were to have it right now; say like a million dollars ,or, a new job. It can be anything you want

To attract that same vibration of [insert what you want] into your life, imagine how happy you would be, how easy life would be, or even how proud your family would be, for it to be happening right now. Anything that gets you into the mindset of it already being there counts

I’ll let you in on a secret. There are two conscious minds that everyone has(there may be more but I’m keeping it simple), the conscious mind, and the subconscious mind

Your conscious mind is your everyday, awoke, thinking mind that goes to sleep at night. Your subconscious mind is what controls your bodily habits when you’re not aware, say like a routine that you do so often you forget you’ve done it.

The difference between these two is that the subconscious mind doesn’t sleep, it’s always functioning, and it can’t tell the difference between good and bad. Nor can it tell whatever you daydream about is actually happening to you, or, is a figment of your imagination

So, by the way the Universal Laws works, and how your subconscious mind works, just imagining and being in the moment of wherever your visualization takes you, is actually happening. Visualize it enough and it will actually affect your reality(universe)

Okay, so with my preferred structure of keeping things short and to the point, I will end part two here. As always, do your own research to get an even better perspective of these laws and leave your thoughts below

Thank you for reading!

 

 

 

 

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