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52 Symptoms of Spiritual Awakening / Ascension Symptoms

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First off I would like to sincerely thank Gin S,a member here at the EC,for forwardingthe link to this site to me.If you find an article that you think would be of help to others, either for this group, or one of the other excellent groups here at the EC, please feel free to forward it on. This is how we grow by helping each other and, therefore, growing the Light in this world.

What you willread below was put together by Karen Bishop, a great Lightworker.

Here is the link to the original article.

This is a link to Karen's website Gama books.

Much of what you will read below is probably active in your life to some extent, the ringing in the ears, numerical synchronicities like 11:11, hot or cold flashes, pressure on your head, chills or shimmers of energy travelling like waves through your body, etc... .This is the time of theAwakening and the Ascension is approaching. Not everyone isconscious of these changes in frequency and awareness. As you probably know by now it is difficult to talk to "normal" people about these subjects. That is OK. We are moving on and they are not. It is just that simple. I hope that you enjoy the article and share it forward with others.

52 Symptoms of Spiritual Awakening

1. Changing sleep patterns

Restlessness, hot feet, waking up two or three times a night. Feeling tired after you wake up and sleepy off and on during the day. There is something called the Triad Sleep Pattern that occurs for many: you sleep for about 2-3 hours, wake up, go back to sleep for another couple of hours, wake again, and go back to sleep again. For others, the sleep requirements have changed. You can get by on less sleep. Lately I have been experiencing huge waves of energy running into my body from the crown. It feels good, but it keeps me awake for a long time, then subsides.

*Advice: Get used to it. Make peace with it and dont worry about getting enough sleep (which often causes more insomnia). You will be able to make it through the day if you hold thoughts of getting just what you need. You can also request your Higher Power to give you a break now and then and give you a good, deep nights sleep. If you cant go back to sleep right away, use the waking moments to meditate, read poetry, write in your journal or look at the moon. Your body will adjust to the new pattern.

2. Activity at the crown of the head

Tingling, itching, prickly, crawling sensations along the scalp and/or down the spine. A sense of energy vibrating on top of the head, as if energy is erupting from the head in a shower. Also the sensation of energy pouring in through the crown, described as sprinkles. This may also be experienced as pressure on the crown, as if someone is pushing his/her finger into the center of your head. As I mentioned in #1, I have been experiencing huge downloads of energy through the crown. In the past, I have felt more generalized pressure, as if my head is in a gentle vise. One man related that his hair stood on end and his body was covered with goose bumps.

*Advice: This is nothing to be alarmed about. What you are experiencing is an opening of the crown chakra. The sensations mean that you are opening up to receive divine energy.

3. Sudden waves of emotion

Crying at the drop of a hat. Feeling suddenly angry or sad with little provocation. Or inexplicably depressed. Then very happy. Emotional roller coaster. There is often a pressure or sense of emotions congested in the heart chakra (the middle of the chest). This is not to be confused with the heart, which is located to the left of the heart chakra.

*Advice: Accept your feelings as they come up and let them go. Go directly to your heart chakra and feel the emotion. Expand it outward to your all your fields and breathe deeply from the belly all the way up to your upper chest. Just feel the feeling and let it evaporate on its own. Dont direct the emotions at anyone. You are cleaning out your past. If you want some help with this, say out loud that you intend to release all these old issues and ask your Higher Power to help you. You can also ask Grace Elohim to help you release with ease and gentleness. Be grateful that your body is releasing these emotions and not holding onto them inside where they can do harm. One source suggests that depression is linked to letting go of relationships to people, work, etc. that no longer match us and our frequencies. When we feel guilty about letting go of these relationships, depression helps us medicate that pain.

4. Old stuff seems to be coming up

As described above, and the people with whom you need to work it out (or their clones) appear in your life. Completion issues. Or perhaps you need to work through issues of self-worth, abundance, creativity, addictions, etc. The resources or people you need to help you move through these issues start to appear.

*Advice: Same as #3. Additionally, dont get too involved in analyzing these issues. Examining them too much will simply cycle you back through them over and over again at deeper and deeper levels. Get professional help if you need to and walk through it. Do not try to avoid them or disassociate yourself from them. Embrace whatever comes up and thank it for helping you move ahead. Thank your Higher Power for giving you the opportunity to release these issues. Remember, you dont want these issues to stay stuck in your body.

5. Changes in weight.

The weight gain in the US population is phenomenal. Other people may be losing weight. We often gain weight because many fears we have suppressed are now coming up to the surface to be healed. We react by building up a defense. We also attempt to ground ourselves or provide bulk against increasing frequencies in our bodies.

*Advice: Dont freak out, but just accept it as a symptom of where you are right now. You will release/gain the weight when all your fears have been integrated. Release your anxiety about this. Then you might find it easier to lose/gain the weight eventually. Exercise. Before eating, try this: Sit at the table with an attractive place setting. Light a candle. Enjoy how the food looks. Place your dominant hand over your heart and bless the food. Tell your body that you are going to use the food to richly nourish it, but that you are not going to use the food to fulfill your emotional hungers. Then pass your hand from left to right over the food and bless it. You may notice that the food feels warm to your hand even if the food is cold I like to think that the food is good for me when it feels warm and nourishing to my hand. I have also noticed that when I practice blessing the food, I dont eat as much. It is important not to let yourself off the hook when you forget to bless the food before you eat. If Ive forgotten and Ive nearly finished eating, I bless the food anyway. That way I dont slip out of the habit. Another thing you can do is to stay present while eating dont watch TV or read. Heartily enjoy what blessings are before you.

6. Changes in eating habits

Strange cravings and odd food choices. Some find they are not as hungry as they used to be. Or hungrier.

*Advice: Dont deny what your body tells you it needs. If you are not sure, you might try muscle-testing before you chose a food to see if its what your body wants. Also try blessing the food as described in #5.

7. Food intolerances, allergies you never had before

As you grow more spiritual, you are more sensitive to everything around you. Your body will tell you what it can no longer tolerate, as if it, too, is sloughing off what doesnt serve it anymore. You might be cleansing yourself of toxins.Some people find they often have a white residue in their mouth, much like that of runners at the end of a race.

*Advice: An acupuncturist told me that this film can be removed by sloshing 2 tablespoons of cold-pressed olive oil in your mouth for 10-15 minutes (dont swallow, whatever you do), then spitting it out into the toilet not the sink, for you just removed toxins from your body and dont want them in the sink. Brush your teeth and do the same. Then clean your brush.(Sorry this is yukky, but it works.)

8. Amplification of the senses. Increased sensitivity.

8a. Sight

Blurry vision, shimmering objects, seeing glittery particles, auras around people, plants, animals, and objects. Some report seeing formerly opaque objects as transparent. When you close your eyes, you no longer see darkness, but a redness. You may also see geometric shapes or brilliant colors and pictures when eyes are closed. Colors appear more vivid the sky might look teal or the grass an amazing green. Often I see grids running across the ground. As you become more sensitive, you may see shapes or outlines in the air, especially when the room is almost dark. When your eyes are open or closed, you may see white shapes in your peripheral vision (these are your guides).

*Advice: Your vision is changing in many ways you are experiencing new ways of seeing. Be patient. Whatever you do, do not be afraid. Hazy vision may be relieved by yawning.

8b. Hearing

Increased or decreased hearing. I once thought I would have to pull off the road because of the painfully amplified sound of my tires on the freeway. Other symptoms are hearing white noise in the head, beeps, tones, music or electronic patterns. Some hear water rushing, bees buzzing, whooshing, roaring or ringing. Others have what is called audio dyslexia you cant always make out what people are saying, as if you can no longer translate your own language. Some hear strange voices in their dreams, as if someone is hovering near them. You can either ask the presence(s) to leave or ask Archangel Michael to take care of the situation. Again, there is nothing to fear.

*Advice: Surrender to it. Let it come through. Listen. Your ears are adjusting to new frequencies.

8c. Enhanced senses of smell, touch, and/or taste

I notice I can now smell and taste chemical additives in some foods in a rather unpleasant manner. Other food may taste absolutely wonderful. For some people, these enhancements are both delightful and distracting. You might even smell the fragrance of flowers now and then. Many of the mystics did. Enjoy it.

9. Skin eruptions

Rashes, bumps, acne, hives, and shingles. Anger produces outbreaks around the mouth and chin. I had a dermatitis on my extremities for several months that accompanied healing an episode from my past. When I had worked through most of the issue, the condition was released.

*Advice: You may be sloughing off toxins and bringing emotions to the surface. When there is an issue to be released and you are trying to repress it, your skin will express the issue for you until you process the emotions. Work through your stuff.

10. Episodes of intense energy

Which make you want to leap out of bed and into action. Followed by periods of lethargy and fatigue. The fatigue usually follows great shifts. This is a time of integration, so give into it.

*Advice: Roll with the nature of the energy. Dont fight it. Be gentle with yourself. Take naps if you are tired. Write your novel if you are too energized to sleep. Take advantage of the type of energy.

11. Changes in prayer or meditation

Not feeling the same sensations as before. Not having the same experience of being in contact with Spirit. Difficulty in focusing.

*Advice: You may be in more instant and constant communion with Spirit now and the sensation may therefore be altered. You will adapt to this new feeling. You are actually thinking acting in partnership with Spirit most of the time now. You may find your meditation periods shorter.

12. Power surges

All of a sudden you are heated from head to toe. It is a momentary sensation, but uncomfortable. In contrast, some people have felt inexplicably cold. I have experienced both. More recently I experience waves or currents of energy rolling through me. Sometimes the energy seems so intense when it first comes into my body that I feel a little nauseated. But if I think of the energy as divine and let go of fear, I feel wonderful and enjoy the sensation. If you are an energy worker, you may have noticed that the heat running through your hands has increased tremendously. This is good.

*Advice: If you are uncomfortable, ask your Higher Power, that if it be for your best and highest good, to turn down/up the temperature a bit.

13. A range of physical manifestations

Headaches, backaches, neck pains, flu-like symptoms (this is called vibrational flu), digestive problems, muscular spasms or cramps, racing heartbeat, chest pains, changes in sexual desire, numbness or pain in the limbs, and involuntary vocalizations or bodily movements. Some of us have even had old conditions from childhood reappear briefly for healing.

*Advice: Remember what I said about seeking medical help if you need it! If you have determined that this is not a medical condition, relax in the realization that it is only temporary.

14. Looking younger

Yippee! As you clear emotional issues and release limiting beliefs and heavy baggage from the past, you are actually lighter. Your frequency is higher. You love yourself and life more. You begin to resemble the perfect you that you really are.

15. Vivid dreams

Sometimes the dreams are so real that you wake up confused. You may even have lucid dreams in which you are in control. Many dreams may be mystical or carry messages for you. And in some dreams, you just know that you are not dreaming that what is happening is somehow real.

*Advice: You will remember what is important for you to remember. Dont force anything. Above all, stay out of fear.

16. Events that completely alter your life

Death, divorce, change in job status, loss of home, illness, and/or other catastrophes sometimes several at once! Forces that cause you to slow down, simplify, change, re-examine who you are and what your life means to you. Forces that you cannot ignore. Forces that cause you release your attachments. Forces that awaken your sense of love and compassion for all.

17. A desire to break free from restrictive patterns

Life-draining jobs consumptive lifestyles, and toxic people or situations. You feel a compelling need to find yourself and your life purpose now! You want to be creative and free to be who you really are. You might find yourself drawn to the arts and nature. You want to unclutter yourself from things and people that no longer serve you.

*Advice: Do it!

18. Emotional and mental confusion

A feeling that you need to get your life straightened outit feels like a mess. But at the same time you feel chaotic and unable to focus. See #45.

*Advice: Put your ear to your heart and your own discernment will follow.

19. Introspection, solitude and loss of interest in more extraverted activities

This stage has come as a surprise to many extraverts who formerly saw themselves as outgoing and involved. They say, I dont know why, but I dont like to go out as much as before.

20. Creativity bursts

Receiving images, ideas, music, and other creative inspirations at an often overwhelming rate.

*Advice: At least record these inspirations, for Spirit is speaking to you about how you might fulfill your purpose and contribute to the healing of the planet.

21. A perception that time is accelerating

It seems that way because you have had so many changes introduced into your life at an unprecedented rate. The number of changes seems to be growing.

*Advice: Breaking your day up into appointments and time segments increases the sense of acceleration .You can slow time down by relaxing into the present moment and paying attention to whats at hand, not anticipating whats ahead. Slow down and tell yourself that you have plenty of time. Ask your Higher Power to help you. Keep your focus on the present. Try to flow from one activity to the next. Stay tuned to your inner guidance You can also warp time by asking for it. Next time you feel rushed, say, Time warp, please. I need some more time to . Then relax.

22. A sense of impendingness

There is a feeling that something is about to happen. This can create anxiety.

*Advice: There is nothing to worry about. Things are definitely happening, but anxiety only creates more problems for you. All your thoughts positive or negative are prayers. There is nothing to fear.

23. Impatience

You know better, but sometimes you cant help it. You want to get on with what seems to be coming your way. Uncertainty is not comfortable.

*Advice: Learn to live with the uncertainty, knowing that nothing comes to you until you are ready. Impatience is really a lack of trust, especially trust in your Higher Power. When you focus on the present, you will experience miracles yes, even in traffic.

24. A deep yearning for meaning, purpose, spiritual connection, and revelation

Perhaps an interest in the spiritual for the first time in your life. Constant craving, as k.d. lang says. The material world cannot fulfill this longing.

*Advice: Follow your heart and the way will open up for you.

25. A feeling that you are somehow different

A disquieting sense that everything in your life feels new and altered, that you have left your old self behind. You have. You are much greater than you can possibly imagine. There is more to come.

26. Teachers appear everywhere with perfect timing to help you on your spiritual journey

People, books, movies, events, Mother Nature, etc. Teachers may appear to be negative or positive when you are trapped in polarity thinking, but, from a transcendent perspective, they are always perfect. Just what you need to learn from and move on. By the way, we never get more than we are ready to master. Each challenge presents us with an opportunity to show our mastery in passing through it.

27. You find a spiritual track that makes sense to you and speaks to you at the most profound levels

Suddenly you are gaining a perspective that you would never have considered before. You hunger to know more. You read, share with others, ask questions, and go inside to discover more about who you are and why you are here.

28. You are moving through learning and personal issues at a rapid pace

You sense that you are getting it quite readily.

*Advice: Keep remembering that things will come to you when they are ready to be healed. Not sooner. Deal with whatever comes up with courage and you will move through the issues rapidly.

29. Invisible presences

Here is the woo-woo stuff. Some people report feeling surrounded by beings at night or having the sensation of being touched or talked to. Often they will wake with a start. Some also feel their body or bed vibrate. The vibrations are caused by energetic changes after emotional clearing has taken place.

*Advice: This is a sensitive topic, but you may feel better blessing your bed and space around it before you sleep. I rest assured that I am surrounded only by the most magnificent spiritual entities and am always safe in Gods care. Sometimes, however, the fear gets to me, and I call in Archangel Michael and/or Archangel Uriel. I dont beat myself up for being afraid sometimes. I forgive myself for not always sovereign at 3:00 a.m.

30. Portents, visions, illusions, numbers, and symbols

Seeing things that have spiritual importance for you. Noticing how numbers appear synchronistically in your awareness. Everything has a message if you take the time to look. I enjoy the experience of getting the messages. What fun!

31. Increased integrity

You realize that it is time for you to seek and speak your truth. It suddenly seems important for you to become more authentic, more yourself. You may have to say no to people whom you have tried to please in the past. You may find it intolerable to stay in a marriage or job or place that doesnt support who you are. You may also find there is nowhere to hide, no secrets to keep anymore. Honesty becomes important in all your relationships.

*Advice: Listen to your heart. If your guidance tells you not to do something, speak up and take action. Say no. Likewise, you must also say yes to that which compels you. You must risk displeasing others without guilt in order to attain spiritual sovereignty.

32. Harmony with seasons and cycles

You are becoming more tuned to the seasons, the phases of the moon and natural cycles. More awareness of your place in the natural world. A stronger connection to the earth.

33. Electrical and mechanical malfunctions

When you are around, light bulbs flicker, the computer locks up, or the radio goes haywire.

*Advice: Call on your angels, guides, or Grace Elohim to fix it or put up a field of protection of light around the machine. Surround your car with blue light. Laugh.

34. Increased synchronicity and many small miracles

Look for more of these.

*Advice: Synchronistic events tell you if you are heading in the right direction or making the correct choices. Honor these clues and you cannot go astray. Spirit uses synchronicity to communicate to you. Thats when you begin to experience daily miracles. See #30.

35. Increased intuitive abilities and altered states of consciousness

Thinking of someone and immediately hearing from them. More synchronicities. Having sudden insights about patterns or events from the past. Clairvoyance, out-of-body experiences, and other psychic phenomena. Intensified sensitivity and knowing. Awareness of ones essence and that of others. Channeling angelic and Christ-consciousness energies.

36. Communication with Spirit

Contact with angels, spirit guides, and other divine entities. Channeling. More and more people seem to be given this opportunity. Feeling inspiration and downloading information that takes form as writing, painting, ideas, communications, dance, etc.

37. A sense of Oneness with all

A direct experience of this Wholeness. Transcendent awareness. Being flooded with compassion and love for all life. Compassionate detachment or unconditional love for all is what lifts us up to higher levels of consciousness and joy.

38. Moments of joy and bliss

A deep abiding sense of peace and knowing that you are never alone.

39. Integration

You become emotionally, psychologically, physically, and spiritually stronger and clearer. You feel as if you are in alignment with your Higher Self.

40. Living your purpose

You know you are finally doing what you came to earth for. New skills and gifts are emerging, especially healing ones. Your life/work experiences are now converging and starting to make sense. You are finally going to use them all.

*Advice: Listen to your heart. Your passion leads you to where you must go. Go within and ask your Higher Power, What is it you would have me do? Watch for synchronicities. Listen.

41. Feeling closer to animals and plants

To some people, animals now seem to be more human in their behavior. Wild animals are less afraid. Plants respond to your love and attention more than ever. Some may even have messages for you.

42. Seeing beings of other dimensions

The veil between dimensions is thinner, so it is not surprising. Just stay in your sovereignty. You are more powerful than you can ever imagine, so do not entertain fear. Ask your guides for help if you slip into fear.

43. Seeing true form

Seeing a persons true form or seeing loved ones with a different face past life or parallel life.

44. Physically manifesting thoughts and desires more quickly and efficiently

*Advice: Monitor your thoughts. All thoughts are prayers. Be careful what you ask for.

45. Left-brain fogginess

Your psychic abilities, your intuitive knowing, your feeling and compassion, your ability to experience your body, your visioning, your expressiveness all emanate from the right brain. In order for this side of the brain to develop more fully, the left brain must shut down a little bit. Normally the left-hemispheres capacity for order, organization, structure, linear sequencing, analysis, evaluation, precision, focus, problem-solving, and mathematics dominate our often less-valued right brain.

What results are memory lapses, placing words in the wrong sequence, inability or no desire to read for very long, inability to focus; forgetting what you are just about to say; impatience with linear forms of communication (audio or written formats); a feeling of spaciness, being scattered; losing interest in research or complex information; feeling bombarded with words and talk and information; and a reluctance to write. Sometimes you feel dull and have no interest in analysis, lively intellectual discussion, or investigation.

On the other hand, you might find yourself drawn to the sensate: videos, magazines with photos, beautiful artwork, movies, music, sculpting, painting, being with people, dancing, gardening, walking, and other kinesthetic forms of expression. You may search for spiritual content, even science fiction.

*Advice: You may discover that if you allow your heart and your right brain to lead you, the left will then be activated appropriately to support you. And someday we will be well-balanced, using both hemispheres with mastery.

46. Dizziness

This occurs when you are ungrounded. Perhaps you have just cleared a big emotional issue and your body is adjusting to your lighter state.

*Advice: Ground yourself by eating protein. Sometimes comfort food feels right. Dont make any food right or wrong for you. Use your guidance to know what you need at any given moment. Take your shoes off and put your feet in the grass for a couple of minutes.

47. Falling, having accidents, breaking bones

Your body is not grounded or perhaps your life is out of balance. Or your body may be telling you to slow down, examine certain aspects of your life, or heal certain issues. There is always a message. When I recently broke my ankle, I understand that my ankle was taking on what I myself refused to deal with. And that was all of the above.

*Advice: Stay grounded by taking your shoes off and putting your feet in the grass; even better, lie down on the grass without a blanket under you. Feel the earth beneath you. Get out in nature. Slow down and pay attention. Be mindful about what you are doing. Feel your feelings when they come up. Stay in the present. Surround yourself with blue light when you are feeling shaky.

49. Heart palpitations

A racing heart usually accompanies a heart opening. It only lasts for a few moments and means that the heart is re-balancing itself after an emotional release. I had one episode that terrified me: I woke up in the middle of the night, my heart pounding.I thought it was going to come right out of my chest. It only happened once and was, I understand, a huge heart-chakra opening. But I did check it out. There is nothing wrong with my heart.

*Advice: Remember what I said about getting medical attention when needed. Consult your doctor about any conditions you are not comfortable with.

50. Faster hair and nail growth

More protein is being used in the body. Too bad we cant tell the body where to grow the hair and where not to grow it. (Or can we? Hmmm.)

51. A desire to find your soulmate or twin flame

More than ever before, the idea that we can have a relationship that matches who we are seems more desirable.

*Advice: The truth is, we have to be the kind of person we want to attract. We have to love ourselves and where we are right now before we can attract a more perfect mate. The work begins at home. Here is how I think it works: Hold the desire for this person in your heart, but without attachment. Expect that someday you will meet someone who is more suited to you, but let go of any expectations as to who this will be and how it will happen. Focus instead on cleaning up your own life and being the kind of person you want to be. Be happy now. Enjoy your life. Then you may see..

52. Memories surface

Body memories, suppressed memories, images of past lives and/or parallel lives. We are healing and integrating all our selves, so expect to have some of these experiences.

*Advice. Keep in mind that it is best to recall what only what comes to mind, leave the rest alone, dont analyze everything to death (because you will be stuck in the tape loop of infinite issues to process), and feel your feelings as they come up. Ask for help from your guides.

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updated by @bing: 10/18/17 02:13:35PM
09/29/14 09:17:55PM
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09/24/14 07:33:31AM
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passing of my beloved dog

Animal Empaths

Hi Boubou

My deepest sympathies. He waits at the Rainbow Bridge for you.

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

Author unknown...

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09/23/14 02:14:46PM
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Hi Denise

I am including some links on protecting angels from the Library for you to look over.

Archangel Michael

Archangel Uriel

Archangel Gabriel

Archangel Haniel

Angel Prayers

Angels and You

When asking for the help of angels in your life picture crystalline energy flowing into your aura. You will Feel the sparkles of Light in it the warmth ( shivers, chills )that will flow into your spirit. When invoking their help in protecting your home picture a pyramid of blinding white Light energy descending all around your property and infusing ever particle of the ground, your home and its contents, and all who live their, including any pets, with this protecting energy. Also before you drink or eat anything place your hands over the items and picture crystalline energy flowing in a spiral manner into the food items. This will send energy into your body and protect it from illness in addition to infusing your spirit with Light energy.

Do not be shy in calling in the help of your guardian angel and all protecting angels at anytime. You are of the Light and are here to help raise the levels of Light, Life and Love. All that you have to do is to ask for this protection and connection to the Light and it will instantly manifest in your reality.

You may also wish to contact Trevor Lewis here at the EC. He is a great energy worker.

If you ever wish to chat please feel free to drop me a line at anytime. I am always here and will always answer.

Throw some love into the wind.


09/18/14 06:05:56AM
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Hi Mary Anne

Beautifully and well written. Love is all that is. We are all one. Give love to all whom you meet even though it may not be returned. The reciprocity is not required, nor essential. I see myself as a conduit of Light and Love in this frequency and do my best to channel it, from source,to others throughout my day. It is necessary to forgive and love all who have caused you harm, as well as forgiving and loving yourself for your earlier mistakes as we all grow back towards reconnection with the oneness of all.

This is the hardest place to come to in this universe as we have our memories of the Source connection erased from our consciousness when we enter this frequency. From my viewpoint we are moving along just fine and I am sure that when the Ascension comes that we will be able to hold ourselves at that vibrational frequency. You are all very special to me and are loved very much.

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09/08/14 08:07:42AM
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Hi Willy

I noticed this topic in my in basket this morning and I had to reply, especially after I saw references to the Library of Inspiration. You were very wise not to let this person into your home. He is not of the Light andhasmade afree will choice to be of the shadows. This isthe time of theAwakening and The Ascension when the world willmove to a higher frequency and those who are not of the Light will be left behind. It will be like when a Cicada leaves its old body behind and molts to a new one. In the topic"Angel Stories" one of our members talks abouthaving a visit froma deceased relative who mentions that there is a line being drawn betweenthose of the Light and those of the Shadows. Each day this line becomes moredistinct and stronger as the Ascension draws near. This is also mentioned in the Dolores Cannon books and videos. You can see some ofher videos,as well as a link to videos on angels, at the following links from my YouTube channel 1111Angels.


Dolores Cannon

The third video in this series was made by an investigator at one of the sites of the 9/11 attack. She saw a legion of angels led by Archangel Michael appear over the scene of the wreckage.


1111Angels is a video library of topics that are related to what you will find in the Library of Inspiration and is a great learning tool for all who seek to expand their knowledge. There are many hours of great videos from many wise Lightworkers . Please feel free to share the links with all who seek toAscend or need help to find the Light in their lives. It, like the Libraryof Inspiration, was put together for you and all others at this particular time in this world's history and evolution.

I am including some links on protecting angels from the Library for you to look over.

Archangel Michael

Archangel Uriel

Archangel Gabriel

Archangel Haniel

Angel Prayers

Angels and You

When asking for the help of angels in your life picture crystalline energy flowing into your aura. You will Feel the sparkles of Light in it the warmth ( shivers, chills )that will flow into your spirit. When invoking their help in protecting your home picture a pyramid of blinding white Light energy descending all around your property and infusing ever particle of the ground, your home and its contents, and all who live their, including any pets, with this protecting energy. Also before you drink or eat anything place your hands over the items and picture crystalline energy flowing in a spiral manner into the food items. This will send energy into your body and protect it from illness in addition to infusing your spirit with Light energy.

I have a feeling that your neighbor will not be made welcome in the near future. Do not be shy in calling in the help of your guardian angel and all protecting angels at anytime. You are of the Light and are here to help raise the levels of Light, Life and Love. All that you have to do is to ask for this protection and connection to the Light and it will instantly manifest in your reality.

You may also wish to contact Trevor Lewis here at the EC. He is a great energy worker.

If you ever wish to chat please feel free to drop me a line at anytime. I am always here and will always answer.

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09/05/14 06:30:47AM
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Hi Rima

Here is a link to a topic on Crystals from the Library of Inspiration that I think you will enjoy.

There are additional links within the topic that will lead you to some very interesting sites where you can find out a lot of information on any particular type of crystal and their properties. I hope that you enjoy them and if you wish toget back to me on anything at all Iam always here and will always answer.

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09/04/14 03:20:25PM
548 posts

Angel Numbers

Psychic and Paranormal

Hi Jonny

Here is a link to a great site that will be able to answer all of your questions.

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08/28/14 12:14:36PM
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This is also tied into the high pitched ringing in the ears, night sweats, etc... . Dolores Cannon touches on this topic in her videos on The New Earth, You can also find out more in her book "The Three Waves of Volunteers and The New Earth" which you can buy on line or download from someone who uploaded the book to the web. Here is a link to my YouTube channel 1111Angels and her videos.

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08/28/14 12:08:40PM
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Hi Ocean Waves 33

I am including a link to this topic from the Library of Inspiration.

This is quite common to those of us who are awakening. It is part of what is happening on a world wide basis. I hope that you enjoy the topic with its included link and feel free to contact me if you want to further chat about this.

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08/26/14 08:02:33AM
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Corporate Personality Test

Library of Light

Hi Merlin

If you enjoyed this quiz here is a link to another similar topic from the Library.

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08/21/14 12:18:12PM
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Crystals / Healing Qualities / Abilities

Library of Light

Hi Greeney

Thanks for the question. I have just expanded the topic to include more information on what you wish to know. I hope this is what you are looking for; if not please feel free to contact me again.

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08/01/14 08:41:44AM
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Hi Again

Here is a link that will really help you understand as well. This series of videos is also available at 1111Angels under the Abraham / Esther Hicks.

Know that you are special, unique and one of a kind. No one else in all of creation could be Paper Lanterns or do the work that you have chosen to do. Know that you are not alone and are loved.

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08/01/14 08:15:59AM
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Hi Paper Lanterns

Well here comes some news that is going to knock your socks off. First off you are NOT conceited, but are making a very valid observation. Most of we empaths who send out love each day will attract those who do not have this in their lives. We emanate Light energy by our words and deeds. However, you may be one of the special empaths. Youmay be asecond wave volunteer to planet earth and have come here at this very special moment in our world's history with the specific duty of emanating Light energy in a unique mannerto all who come in contact, or come near you. Also you are not the only one who is doing this. Many here at the EC have commented on this. You are an antenna ofLight energy; of Source. All that you, and your fellow second wavers, have to do is just BE. You are like a flame to a moth when it comes to "normal" people who have karma to get rid of from past life experiences or those who have low Light energy. I am including a link from my YouTubechannel 1111Angelsto talks given by Dolores Cannon on this very subject. I suggest that you pick up her 4 books from the "Convoluted Universe" series as well as "The Three Waves of Volunteers and The New Earth". I will be adding this information to my "Indigo and Crystal People" topic at the Library of Inspiration here at the EC. Dolores is a regression hypnotherapist who has helped thousands of people over her 45 year career. So take some time and just sit down to watch the videos.

Dolores Cannon

As Paul has already commented on you may also find yourself having friends and family not understanding the changes that you are experiencing. They may say hurtful things to you and belittle you. This is natural in that they live in a climate of Fear. These instances will increase in number and severity as the earth's frequency is changing at this time. I have had to leave many friends behind and all of my siblings as well. They are on a different, lowerfrequency and have made a conscious decision to stay that way. I, and many here at the EC, are not. We are moving with the New Earth and the Ascension. We are of the Light, of Source, and do not live in Fear, but live in Love.

If you ever wish to chat about these subjects please feel free to contact me.

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08/01/14 07:58:52AM
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Hi Sonja

The energy is being increased as our earth is getting ready to upgrade its frequency for the Ascension. All empaths and Lightworkers are feeling this. As has been suggested practise your shielding techniques and ask for daily infusions of Light energy from Source. You are also a member of an elite group of individuals who have come to this world at this particular time to help elevate the levels of Light, Life and Love. I am including a link to talks given by Dolores Cannon. I suggest that you pick up her 4 books from the "Convoluted Universe" series and her latest book "The Three Waves of Volunteers and The New Earth" The last one can be found online ina PDF format that someone has uploaded.

Dolores Cannon

You can also learn more at my YouTube Channel 1111Angels which is a videoextension of topics from The Library of Inspiration here at the EC.

If you ever wish to chat just drop me a line at anytime.

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07/28/14 03:33:08PM
548 posts

UFO sightings

Psychic and Paranormal

Hi Bill

Pat's observations are spot on. I suggest that you begin to read "The Convoluted Universe" series of books and "The Three Waves of Volunteers and The New Earth" by Dolores Cannon. You can also see a series of videos by her at this link from my YouTube Channnel 1111Angels.

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07/23/14 07:31:26AM
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Angels' links with Chritian religions

Library of Light

Hi Emmy

Thank you for posting this topic and for everyone's replies. You can also visit my Youtube channel 1111Angels

and find some very interesting information from the Lorna Byrne videos. She has been able to see angels from birth. You can visit her web site and receive information directly from her as well.

I would also recommend listening to the Dolores Cannon series of videos in the Awakening topic as they will really fill you with lots of information.

Don't worry about trying to learn it all in one feel swoop. I have been doing research since I was 15 and will have my 64th birthday in December. I learn something new every day.

Once again I wish to thank all of you for your continued connection and support of each other. We are all one in the Light.

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07/23/14 07:21:22AM
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Dear Angel Wings

I heart goes out to you. My little girl drowned when she was ten. At least now you have foundyour daughter'sremains. I know how you are feeling and I sincerely wish that I could take away the pain in your heart. She is definitely in a place of great beauty and Light. You can ask Archangel Azrael to help you go through this very trying time. Here is a link toa topic onhim.

If you ever wish to talk I am always here.

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07/16/14 09:56:37AM
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Hi Sandie

I am including a video of a talk given by Dolores Cannonwho has written many books about these sort of topics. She is a hypnotherapist who has had thousands of clients talk about these sorts of situations in their sessions. Here is a talk that she gave recently concerning her fourth book in the "Convoluted Universe" Series, as well as the topic of the New Earth. You will find a lot of thisvideo very interesting and your question is covered in this talk. Just click on her name at the beginning of this reply and it will take you to the video.

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07/15/14 06:48:55AM
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Hi Kat

Yes, this is possible.I am including some links for you to have a look at. Just click on the underlined names and it will take you to information that will help you. If you feel that thiswas someone that you could help cross over than contactArchangel Azrael.He will help this person cross over into theLight. I would suggest that you call upon Archangel Michael to surround you with protective energy and let the person who followed you home know that this type of behaviour is not welcome and that they do not have your permission to act like this.

When you walk into a cemetery or an area where there was a lot of conflicting energy like a battle site or crime scene you should automatically ask your guardian angel and Archangel Michaelto surround you with protecting energy. Many of these spirits who hang around do not realize that they are dead and are confused. This also happens around many American Civil War battle sites and they should be avoided by anyone who is empathic.Gettysburg has a history of ghost soldiers walking the fields and especially in the Devil's Den area of the battle site, as well as the residence of country music legend Loretta Lynn whose home is located on a former battle field. If you wish to know more about the Loretta's home I can additional information. I hope this information is helpful to you.

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07/14/14 06:05:33AM
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Hi Phoenix

As the awakening gains strength and spreads and The Ascension is coming closer you will feel an increase in your abilities and begin to "remember" who and what you really are, a spirit having a material experience. The ringing in your ears may increase as well ( like just now LOL ) as well as the "chills" or "shimmers" across your shoulders and throughout your body. Perhaps this exercise is something that you should do every morning. Each day I ask for Source Energy / Divine Love to be channeled through my body and spirit and sent out to everyone that I meet in a day and to everyone that they meet. I picture Crystalline energy flowing down from Source, into my spirit and then pouring into my aura. I then consciously send it out to people that I meet in my day. These exercises that we perform will help to elevate the levels of Light, Life and Love in this world. Have a lovely day.

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07/11/14 08:15:41AM
548 posts

Spirit in the Ladies' Room

Psychic and Paranormal

Hi Debbie

If this is someone that needs your help I also suggest that you ask for the aid of Archangel Azrael as this is his specialty. You can learn more about him by clicking on thislink.

Archangel Azrael

This may also be someone from the spirit realm that wishes to talk to you on another subject. Either way I think that you should talk with them and find out what they wish to talk about.Both you andherare of the Light so everything should be fine. Also ask your guardian angel to get involved. Keep us informed about what happens.

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07/11/14 07:53:38AM
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Hi Kim Kim

I talk to Afriel, my guardian / guiding angel all day. Whenever I have misplaced an article or need some help focusing on a solution to a situation I ask him to give me a hand. As always we have to ASK our guides and angels to help us as they cannot intervene in our free will choices. I also talk to Archangels Michael, Raphael, Uriel, Gabriel and Chamuel every morning when I walk my Basset Hound, Chloe. The "chills" and "shimmers" just roll through me ( like just now LOL ) when I do this. I always start off by thanking them for past help and continued contact and then ask for their presence and aid with my continued education and enlightment. I have come so far with their help. Yes, sadly, we cannot let everyone in on the blessing of having a day filled with high frequency friends and their celestial insights as we get the rolling eyes or the nervous smiles. Most humans are soooo fearful of the unknown or that which they cannot see or touch.

I strongly urge you not to end your contact with our "friends in High Places" as this would put you at risk of becoming "normal" and be a big setback, especially at this time of the Awakening and the Ascension. You are of the Light and are a big part of the elevation of this world's frequency. You may think that you are just little you and cannot do much, but you are an integral part of the help that is being sent to this world to elevate the mind set of the planet. You are a special, unique and essential piece of thework that only you, Kim Kim are capable of fulfilling.

If you would like to learn more about what is really happening at this time in this world and your role in it I suggest that you pick up "The Three Waves of Volunteers and The New Earth", as well as "The Convoluted Universe" seriesVolumes 1 - 4 books by Dolores Cannon.You can see some of her videosconcerning these books, and othertopics see has written about,atmy YouTube channel 1111Angels ( click onthelink)under theAwakening topic or just go directly to the pertinent topic by clicking on this linkDolores Cannon. While you are at 1111Angels you can also see the videos of Esther Hicks who channels a high celestial being called, Abraham, meditation videos, the beautiful music ofLiquid Mind,and the videos of Lorna Byrnewho has been able to see angels from birth.

Thank you for posting this discussion.

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07/10/14 07:48:43AM
548 posts

Hi Mary Anne

I am including a link to Angels Online where you will be able to read many stories very similar to what has happened to you.It is one of my favourite angel sites and you can also read additional stories in the Library of Inspiration at Angel Stories. You can also read the books of Lorna Byrne and listen to her videos on YouTube at 1111Angels , my YouTube channel.

This is all part of your Awakeningto the fact that we are not "normal" people. You are already starting to experience the Ascension frequency shift and it will only get stronger as the time for the Jump approaches. This is a good thing. You and your son will not be staying with the old Earth. Know that you are quite sane and truly have "friends in High Places" in the best sense of the phrase. I wish to thank you for your courage to share this story with us as your bravery will help someone who may not feel quite as strong as you are. Also, by the comments you are now reassured that you will always be able to open up with us here at the EC and know that you will be treated with compassion, kindness, and most importantly, LOVE.

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07/10/14 06:40:47AM
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Here are some thoughts that may help put things in perspective.

Be The Light

Be the Light in all that you think.

Be the Light in all that you say.

Be the Light in all that you do.

Be the Light and shine the way.

This is the darkest world in the darkest universe at a time of the greatest need. You volunteered to come here, little Lightworker, at this the most challenging time in the history of this universe. You are the bravest of the brave andthe strongest of the strong. Angels and spirits from many galaxies and elevated frequencies marvel at the challenge you have, of your own free will, accepted to bear. Know that you are never, ever alone as you walk this path. I, and all of the angelic realm, walk beside you. I will always share my Light with you. Whenthe burden gets too heavy ask for help and it will be given. I am always here and I will always answer. You are not alone. Knowthat you are loved.

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07/09/14 09:44:17AM
548 posts

Thriving as an Empath

Library of Light


I wish to once again thank our founder Elise Lebeau for having the great courage to answer her inner voice and turn on her computer that wonderful day that she welcomed us into her world. Without her fortitude of spirit and her willingness to "Be The Light" none of us would be here sharing our Light and Love with each other. She is our Queen of the Light. This is just another example of what you can accomplish by bringing your spirit into this world and being the creator you were meant to be. To paraphrase the Dalai Lama, " If you think one being cannot change the world you have never slept with a mosquito".

The following topic is the result of the observations and tireless work of Trevor Lewis a great empathic Lightworker, who we are blessed to have as one of our members here at the EC.

Thriving as an Empath

The Empath Community is a great place to start getting your empathic skills under control. I especially like Elise Lebeaus Empath Survival Program ( click on the link)

In addition, I have been looking for more than I was able to get from the Empath Survival Guide. Rather than surviving as an empath I am much more interested in thriving as an empath. One of the themes that I am discovering as I work with different people is that we suffer as empaths when we are only in receptor mode, we thrive as empaths when we step into healer mode. If a barrel of dirty water feeds into a pipe to a barrel of clean water, the clean water starts to look as dirty as the water in the dirty barrel. If the water flows from the barrel of clean water into the barrel of dirty water, the dirty water gets cleaner and the clean water is still clean and can be refreshed with clean water.

The effect of only shielding ourselves as empaths is turn off the flow of water, and we know what happens to stagnant water! When we become healers we keep the flow of water moving from the clean barrel to the dirty barrel. Not only that, our first instinct is to think that if we feel bad it must be something about us. It's the result of growing up in a mechanistic world that teaches us we are all separate. As empaths we know how untrue this really is. We are all connected and we are connected regardless of distance. For me, learning that I was processing other people's emotions was, in itself, the first huge step forward. Then as I cleared myself of my own emotional baggage I was better able to recognize when I was processing other people's emotions. In fact, once I realized that emotions were often not my own I was able to ask whose emotions I was processing and what those emotions were. Once I can identify whose emotions I am processing, and especially once I can identify what emotions they are, those emotions usually drop away and I go back to feeling myself again. Even though I know this works, there are still times when I forget to even ask the question "Is this mine?" It is easy to fall into the trap of immediately assuming it is our own.

So how do we move from being passive receptors to being active healers? A friend of mine in the Empath Community, Julie Barry, shared that she was dreading going to a funeral because of all of the emotions she knew, as an empath, that she was going to pick up. The following exercise was what I was given to download by way of an answer to her. She said it worked like a charm! So this is what I now recommend in order to avoid taking on other peoples energy and to avoid being drained by being around others:

1. You are a conduit of Divine Energy. Channel it and send it out to the people in your environment.

This is important if you send your own energy out it will be exhausting for you. It will drain you and weaken you even more to let in their energy when your defenses are down. You are only a conduit for Universal Light. Visualize it coming in through the top of your head, your crown chakra, and out from your heart (and, optionally, all your other chakras) to them. The flow of Divine Energy through you and out to your environment will help to push their energy away from you. In addition, just as a water pipe cannot channel water without getting wet, you will be energized by the flow of Divine Energy through you.

2. You want to keep that flow going into your environment 24/7. Keeping that up consciously for more than a short period of time is, of course, difficult going on impossible. Just have the intention of keeping that flow going. Tell your subconscious that this is what you want to be doing 24/7 and then let go. Just check in when you remember occasionally so as to keep the process going. Keeping the flow of Divine Energy down through you and out to the people around you is the best form of shielding.

Here is a quote from another empath friend on her initial use of this exercise:

"Yesterday I imagined beinga conduit of energy every time I left my house and it immediately made me calm. I even went to the store yesterday alone without my husband and kids who I usually use as a buffer between me and other people. This morning I imagined being a conduit before getting out of bed and I've been in a good mood since. It seems to calm me whenever I'm about to go bananas.

Some people have been doing their own version of this exercise for some time. For example, Bing Haley from the Empath Community says: "This is something I came to realize myself a little while ago. Each day I ask to be used as a conduit of Divine Light and Love to this world. I ask that Divine Love be infused within my spirit and body and that it flow out to everyone that I meet in that day and out to everyone that they meet so that the Light will flow outwards and elevate this world into the higher frequencies. I can feel it flow down through my crown chakra, across my shoulders and down into my legs exiting through my feet and connecting to the earth I find that if I am on continuous "send" mode that negative energy has no chance to come into my life and that if I do have someone of a negative charge come into my day that they will have little to no effect on me. It feels like the positive aura around me just flows over them and has a calming effect on them."

For myself, as an intuitive healer and coach, being an empath is extremely useful. It is an ability that Iwant to keep and control, indeed, even amplify. What I started to realize though was that I didn't have an off switch. I particularly realized this when I woke up one morning processing some emotion that didn't feel like mine. I asked whether it was mine and got a no. I asked whether it belonged to a member of my family; again no. I got a yes when I asked if it belonged to a client and proceeded to test whose emotion it was and what the emotion was. I then cleared the client and emailed her that I had just cleared her for 'confusion' and quickly got a reply back "Thank goodness. I was processing that all night." What I have now done is set an intention for office hours an emergencies only. In other words, to turn on my empathic listening only when I am doing healing work unless someone is having an emergency in which case I am willing to be interrupted

How do I test that I am processing other people's emotions? Personally, I use muscle testing or dowsing with a pendulum to confirm my intuition about what it is and whose it is. Going back again to Julie Barry (who, like many people on the Empath Community, is way more talented than she gives herself credit for), this has been her approach determining whose emotions she is processing:

I have found that the color code system has been the most helpful for me. My own information is painted purple. While my family, comes in as blue. Other people's stuff, comes in as yellow from strangers (like at restaurants) and green from friends. With this information, I can then make an informed decision as to what I need to do with this energy. I usually, just "return to sender", attached with love and light (or repainted in purple love, for the sake of a visual reminder that, as you say, I am just a conduit of Light.

I hope that you have enjoyed this topic and if you have anything to add please leave a reply below or contact Trevor or myself directly. May all that is of the Light follow and protect you this day.

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07/08/14 07:41:59AM
548 posts

Hi Mary Anne

Here is a great talk given by Dolores Cannon that you may find very interesting.She talks about increasedenergy infusions.

Convoluted Universe Book Four

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07/08/14 06:08:28AM
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Yet another great conversation and discussion. Thank you Phoenix for sharing your thoughts and observations with us. As we know this is the time of the Ascension, of the shifting of the earth's frequency into a higher realm, the 5th dimension. This will only get stronger for those of us who are of the Light and in tune with this shift. Therewill also be increased disturbances in the weather and more "storm of thecentury" scenarios as these changes become more frequent. If you haveloved ones who live near any coastlineencourage them to move at least 20 miles / 32 kilometersinland as the coming tsunamis are going to be biblical in nature.

I am also including a description of the energy of the number 777 from the Sacred Scribes site. I see angel numbers on a daily basis and have started to see 77 occasionally.


Number 777 is a highly spiritual number with the mystical number 7 appearing tripled, making its influences mostpowerful. Number 7 resonates with the attributes of spiritual enlightenment, development and spiritual awakening,persistence of purpose, intuition and the inner voice of wisdom, mysticism, contemplation, knowledge and understanding, discernmentand consideration, and good fortune.

Angel Number 777 indicates that you have listened to Divine Guidance and are now putting that wisdom to work inyour life, and the time has come to reap the rewards for your hard work and efforts. You are being commended by theangels as your successes are inspiring, helping and teaching others by example.

Angel Number 777 informs you that you are being congratulated and your efforts have been well noted by the angelicand spiritual realms. Know that your wishes are coming to fruition in your life as a direct result of your positive effortsand attitude to life. 777 is a very positive sign and means that you should expect miracles to occur in your life.

The 777 repeating number sequence (or Angel Number 777) is a message from your angels that you are on the right path and living and servingyour Divine life purpose. The Universe is happy with your progress and due to your positive efforts and hard work youhave earned your rewards.

Angel Number 777 is an extremely positive sign and means that you should expectmany more miracles to occur for you, both large and small.

This is only the beginning of these tremendous changes. This is the first time in the history of the universe that a whole planet is making the jump. It has happened before to other people such as the Mayans, but never before on a planetary scale. A lot of us wish to do whatever we can to help elevate as many spirits as possible who are in the process of changing and those who are unsure of what is happening and just need that little bit of encouragement to walk across the threshold and into the Light. However, we cannot bring everyone with us as many, many people actually are caught up in the illusion of life within this frequency and do not yet feel or understand the oneness of all; that we are all spirits having a material experience; that this is just one of many experiences we have had in multiple forms across the universe.
I just love the EC so much as it continues to grow and expand in all directions at this extremely wondrousmoment in the history of the universe. We are so blessed to be here at this time of the elevation of the earth into the higher frequency. Once again thank you Phoenix for this topic and thank youPaul for the link to Donna Eden.
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07/08/14 04:05:48AM
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Hi Mary Anne

All that you have described has been experienced by many others. You are NOT crazy. I'll send you a PM on this matter. You are of the Light in this time of expanded energy and frequency change. You're doing just fine as you continue your Awakening and continue to remember who and what you really are; an eternal spirit having a material experience.

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07/02/14 09:50:40AM
548 posts

I Deserve / Be the Light / I Love You

Library of Light

Hi Paul

You are a Lightworker and this is our way of life; to spread Life, Light and Love to this the lowest and darkest world in all of the universe. We are the Light healers who came here at this the darkest moment in this world's history, inits greatest moment of need,to help elevate its frequency as it is nearing the Ascension. You are a child of the Light and a very brave, humble, courageous spirit who feels the oneness of all.What you are doing will mark your soul and spirit as a true Lightworker for all time.Know that you are loved and watched over by Angels and all that is of the Light.

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07/02/14 09:40:17AM
548 posts

I Deserve / Be the Light / I Love You

Library of Light

Hi Corrine

Thanks for this poster. It has been added to my archive of inspirational pictures.

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07/02/14 09:26:16AM
548 posts

Aura Colors and Information

Library of Light


The following topic is something that I have wanted to work on for some time. The following information was copied and edited from a number of other sites and also includes some of my own knowledge from past research. I hope that you enjoy it. If you are just interested in what the colors mean you can go to the end of the discussion for that information.

There is nothing paranormal in the Universe, except our limited understanding of Nature. What we think we know on Earth now is just a tiny drop in the Ocean of Knowledge.
In the distant past, people admired things they could not explain and called them miracles. Long ago, people were able to see Auras. Advanced spiritual people such as Buddha, Christ and their immediate students were painted with golden haloes around their heads, because some artists could actually see Auras. In Australia remote West Kimberleys you can find prehistoric cave paintings (bottom left), many thousands of years old, depicting people with golden haloes. (photo courtesy G.L.Walsh) Nature gave us ALL we need to see Auras. All is required is the knowledge how to use your senses together with your conscious effort. If you decide not to try, you will NEVER see the Aura. On the other hand, when you SEE something for yourself, no longer will you need to rely on believing someone. You will KNOW. And you can use your knowledge to learn more.
Many great people in the past complained that "we have eyes and we do not see". Further in this document you will discover what they meant.
ANYONE can see auras to some degree. Rather than create an aura of mystery around my newly acquired skill, my approach is to show everyone what their eyes are capable of. When nearly everyone (including children) sees a similar thing, I consider this a part of our Nature and I say that it deserves our attention.
This page summarizes the content of regular lecture-workshops on seeing and Reading Auras held by Dr. Tom J. Chalko. It was written to be BRIEF. For best results you need to refer to it from time to time. If you want to arrange workshop and have a group of people ready, please contact the author. You can also buy Dr Tom J. Chalko workshop notes (an expanded version of this document).

What is the Aura ?
Everything in the Universe seems to be just a vibration. Every atom, every part of an atom, every electron, every elementary particle, even our thoughts and consciousness are just vibrations. Hence, we may define the Aura as a electro-photonic vibration response of an object to some external excitation (such as an ambient light for example). This definition is sufficient for the purpose of reading Auras, providing that we can train ourselves to see the Aura vibration.
The most important property of the Aura seems to be the fact that it contains INFORMATION about the object.

Aura around living (conscious) objects (people, plants ...) changes with time, sometimes very quickly. Aura around non-living object (stones, crystals, water...) is essentially fixed, but can be changed by our conscious intent. Above facts have been observed by scientists in Russia, who have been using Kirlian effect to study Auras for the last 50 years.
The Aura around humans is partly composed from EM (electromagnetic) radiation, spanning from microwave, infrared (IR) to UV light. The low frequency microwave and infrared part of the spectrum (body heat) seems to be related to the low levels of the functioning of our body (DNA structure, metabolism, circulation etc.) whereas high frequency (UV part) is more related to our conscious activity such as thinking, creativity, intentions, sense of humor and emotions. Russian scientists, who seem to be about 3 decades ahead of everyone else in Aura research, make experiments suggesting that our DNA can be altered, by influencing its microwave Aura. The high frequency UV part is very important and most interesting but largely unexplored. And this part can be seen with naked eyes.
Why do we need to see auras ? Colors and intensity of the aura, especially around and above the head have VERY special meanings. Watching someone's aura you can actually see the other person's thoughts before you hear them expressed verbally. If they do not agree with what this person is saying, you effectively see a lie every time. No one can lie in front of you undetected. We cannot fake the Aura. It shows our True Nature and intentions for everyone to see.
Also, aura is our spiritual signature. When you see a person with a bright, clean aura, you can be SURE that such person is good and spiritually advanced, even if he/she is modest and not aware of it. When you see a person with a gray or dark aura, you may be almost SURE, that such person has unclear intentions, regardless how impressive, eloquent, educated, "good looking" or "well dressed" he/she seems to appear.
It is ESPECIALLY important to check the aura of any religious leader, "spiritual teacher", "master" or a "guru". Such a person should have a clearly defined yellow-golden halo around the head. If he/she does not have it, you are MUCH better on your own.
Joining a sect or a religion that is led by incompetent people without good Auras is very dangerous for your consciousness. Where is the danger ? When the time comes to really use the information stored in your consciousness from this lifetime, there may be almost nothing useful there, if you focus your life on following rituals and the flock of other people. In such case it is necessary to re-learn everything from the beginning. Most sect, religion and political leaders have only two things in mind: money and power to control people. And you can SEE it in their Aura for yourself. Imagine changes on Earth if many people can see Auras of their leaders and start choosing them on the basis of their Auras.
By reading Aura it seems possible to diagnose malfunctions in the body (diseases) long before physical symptoms become evident. By consciously controlling your Aura you can actually heal yourself.
However, healing of the physical body is nothing in comparison to what seeing and reading auras can do for our consciousness, spiritual development and our awareness of Nature.
Everyone has an Aura. But most people on Earth have VERY WEAK and dull Auras. This seems to be a direct consequence of their life long materialistic attitude negating and suppressing the development of consciousness, cultivating fear, envy, jealousy and other similar emotions. Such attitude suppresses their True Nature, and their Auras seem to become suppressed too.
When you learn to see Auras, be prepared for a REALLY HARD question: Can you tell me what my Aura is ? and the situation when you don't see any Aura or you see something you don't want to talk about. One of the best answers I found is why don't you learn to see it for yourself ? . And this is one of the main reasons why I teach people to see auras.
When people realize that their Aura is on display and many people are able to see it, they will watch what they think. And they will try to see and improve their own Aura. In the process they will become better and wiser, being able to recognize intentions of other people. Surely, the entire world will become much better if all people can see and read Auras.
Children and the Aura: Very young children (up to 5 years of age) see auras naturally. Infants frequently look ABOVE a person in front of them. When they don't like the color of the aura above the head, or if this color is much different from their parent's aura, they cry, no matter how much smiling the person does.
Children have much cleaner and stronger auras than most of adults, who are usually completely enslaved by the materialistic world and suppress their Nature by following superficial examples. When I taught my 12 year old son to see his own Aura, he told me that when he was little he was able to see Auras most of the time. But no one paid any attention, so he thought that it was not important and maybe there was something wrong with his eyesight. This is a typical scenario. In my opinion children should learn to see and read Auras in a primary school, so they never lose this natural ability.
Our Eyes With our eyes we can sense (perceive) a very narrow range of vibration frequencies of ElectroMagnetic (EM) vibration corresponding to wavelengths from 0.3 to 0.7 micrometers - from purple to red. A mix of the vibration frequencies in the above range we perceive with our eyes as color. We can measure this mix precisely by recording a spectrum of light, but only using special instruments, called spectrophotometers.
Colors perceived by our eyes are only our partial perception of MUCH more complex reality : complex vibration of light (and other vibrations as well). To explain the above statement, we would need to define the spectrum and explain how we perceive color with our eyes.
How to see Aura: developing auric sight In an effort to see the Aura we need to:

  • Increase the sensitivity of our eyes AND
  • Extend the range of perceived vibration beyond the visible light.

It seems that we can accomplish the above by:

  • Using and training our peripheral vision
  • Increasing exposure
  • Enhance visual sensation processing in the brain - enhance the communication between left and right hemispheres of the brain

Peripheral vision Why should we use our peripheral vision? Our retina (the focal plane of the eye containing photosensitive cells) is less damaged there than in the central part. The central part of retina is constantly in use, and over the years suffers accumulated damage from excessive and/or artificial illumination (TV, computers, artificial light etc...). Also we have trained the central vision to be used in certain ways over the years.

Young children see auras much easier, because their central vision is not yet damaged. Once they go to school they are told to use their vision in a certain way, and gradually they lose their natural auric sight.

Increasing exposure When we want to do a photo of a dark scene, we need to increase the time of exposure of the film. We can accomplish this for our eyes by concentrating exactly on ONE spot for a while (30-60 seconds).

When our eyes are moving, or a scene moves in front of our eyes, images are averaged by our eye. (25 TV frames per second seems a fluent motion). When we concentrate on one spot, we increase our sensitivity because we average the incoming light, cumulating its effect.

Our photosensitive cells (Red Green and Blue) operate as vibration sensors, much like 3 radio receivers tuned to 3 "colors" RGB. When you need to achieve a large vibration of , say, a swing - you can accomplish it using a very weak excitation force, but persist with it. Concentrating with your eyes on one spot you achieve a very similar effect: with a very small stimulation you can gradually swing your photo sensitive cells into large vibration, and this results in a visual sensation perceived by the brain.
Concentration exercise 1 Place the picture in Fig 1 about 1.5 m in front of you. Look exactly at the black spot for 30 seconds or so and observe colored dots with your peripheral vision. Resist temptation to look anywhere else but the black spot.

Fig 1. Image for concentration exercise

Note that colored areas seem to be surrounded by the Aura of a different color. When peripheral sensors are stimulated for some time, we have color sensations, much different than when we use the central vision. The longer you concentrate, the brighter is the Aura around colored areas, because your sensitivity increases. Yesterday you could look at this picture for hours and never see anything. Concentration at ONE spot for long enough is the key. Rather than the true Aura, this exercise demonstrates the principle of how to look to see human Auras by making you aware of certain specific capabilities of your eyesight and your perception.
Concentration exercise 2 This exercise aims to stimulate the communication between both hemispheres of the brain, thereby increasing the "processing power" needed to see Auras. Place the picture in Fig 2 about 1 meter in front of you. Stretch your hand forward so that one of your fingers is between and underneath circles.
Change focus on the tip of your finger and overlook the circles. You should see 4 circles. Then aim to overlap the middle two to see ONE CIRCLE WITH A WHITE CROSS on top of your finger, in the middle between the two. Seeing the cross is the evidence, that the left hemisphere of the brain (connected to the right eye) is communicating with the right hemisphere (connected to the left eye).

This exercise turns out to be extremely beneficial: 5 minutes of it seems to double the size of the electro-photonic aura as recorded by bioelectrography.
The cross will initially float and seem unstable. Experiment with the distance from your finger to your eyes to achieve a perfect cross. You gain a significant benefit after 3-5 minutes of maintaining a perfectly balanced cross, preferably without blinking, but a magic duration seems to be 45 minutes of concentration at the time, which is said to make a REAL difference to your mental and auric abilities.
In my experience it is best to start with a minute or two and gradually increase the time every week. Short and intensive concentration seems to be better than a longer one, interrupted by the lack of skill.
Gradually, with practice you should be able to achieve and maintain the cross without the finger. While maintaining the cross try to become aware of the other 2 circles as well as everything around using your peripheral vision. You should see Auric colors around the colored circles above with your peripheral vision. When you can analyze surroundings using your peripheral vision, without loosing the cross (and the concentration), you are ready to see and read auras.
Advanced levels of concentration : One diameter in the cross seems usually "in front" of the other. This means, that one of your brain hemispheres seems to dominate the other. Males usually see the horizontal diameter above (left hemisphere dominates) females usually see the vertical diameter above (right hemisphere dominates).
Try to get the "hidden" diameter in front as much as possible, by concentrating, on demand. The final level of concentration is to achieve and maintain a perfectly balanced cross with all four arms of similar intensity, thereby achieving a perfect balance both hemispheres. Many people experience amazing effects here. Firstly, concentration gets much deeper. Secondly, after 2-3 minutes you seem like loosing sight, with bright background becoming dark purple or pink. Your sensitivity and awareness greatly increase.
Several people reported that wearing the Chakra Shirt significantly enhances such concentration, and my personal experience confirms this.
Colors and Auric Pairs
In concentration exercises 1 and 2 we noticed that real colors are surrounded with Auras of different colors. These auric colors are not random. Following is a list of Auric Pairs of colors for all clean colors of the rainbow (monochromatic colors).
red gives turquoise aura, turquoise gives red aura
orange gives blue aura, blue gives orange aura
yellow gives violet aura, violet gives yellow aura
green gives pink aura, pink gives green aura
The above table applies also to intermediate colors, for example yellow-green color gives a pink-violet aura. Note, that above Auric pairs are DIFFERENT than complementary color pairs, "color wheels" and "color spaces" promoted by the science and art on Earth. Every child can confirm that auric pairs listed above are true.

A good look around will prove that the Nature is very fond of Auric Pairs. Take any red colored bird and you can be sure, that this bird will have turquoise body parts too. The same applies to blue-orange, yellow-violet and pink-green combinations, not only in birds, but in fish, butterflies, flowers etc.. - anything which is vividly coloured by Nature. Occasionally you will see the next best color instead of a perfect auric match. Have you noticed that MOST of flowers on Earth that grow on trees and are surrounded by GREEN leaves are either violet, pink(purple) or red? Auric Pairs in Nature are very stimulating, and frequently induce an overwhelming feeling of beauty and happiness.
You need to memorize and know well the above Auric Pairs. Why? Because if you see a pink Aura around someone in a bright green dress, there is a strong possibility that you see the "Aura" of a dress, not of a person.

Seeing the Aura
This exercise is designed to see Aura for the first time and/or practice seeing Auras. Choosing good conditions is important: not only you see the Aura better, but also to gain a confidence about what you see.

Situate the person in front of a very softly illuminated PLAIN WHITE background. A color background will change Aura colors, so you need additional knowledge about combining colors. Some combinations of background and Aura colors may cause misinterpretation problems.

Choose ONE SPOT to look at. The middle of the forehead is VERY GOOD. This is a location of so called Brow Chakra or the Third Eye. In some cultures (India) they put a mark on a forehead. Such a mark in ancient times could mean the invitation to look and see the Aura.

Look at this spot for 30 to 60 seconds or longer

After 30 seconds analyze surroundings with your peripheral vision, while still looking at the same spot. Continuing the concentration is most important. Resist temptation to look around. You should see that the background nearby the person is brighter and has a DIFFERENT color than the background further away. This is your own perception of the Aura. The longer you concentrate, the better you will see it. Remember, concentration on one spot increases your sensitivity by accumulating the effect of the Aura vibration reaching your eyes.

Taking a SNAPSHOT of an Aura.
After concentrating long enough to see the aura, close your eyes. For a second or two you will see the Aura ONLY. Be prepared. You have only one second or two until your photosensitive cells will stop vibrating and sending visual sensations to the brain. And if you miss is, you have to start concentrating again. Try to experiment how fast or slow you should close your eyes.

Observing auras of other people
The best is to look directly at someone's brow chakra (third eye or wisdom eye, which is located @1.5 cm above the nose, between eyes) and aim to achieve the state of mind similar to the concentration technique described above for at least 30-60 seconds. I have tried also looking at throat and heart chakras with similar results. However, if you concentrate on someone's chest it looks so unusual that the person concerned is usually very uneasy about it. When you look into someone's brow chakra you can actually continue conversation.
Again, VERY softly illuminated background, with no shadows is best. With practice, any uniformly illuminated background (such as a blue sky for example) will suffice.

How to see your own Aura
Stand about 1.5 m in front of a good size mirror. In the beginning it is best if the background behind you is plain white and there are no shadows. Illumination should be VERY soft and uniform not bright. Follow instructions above for seeing Auras.
PRACTICE for at least 10-15 minutes each day to increase your sensitivity and develop Auric sight. Remember that practice is required to develop Auric sight.

Auric sight and after-images
One of the most frequently asked questions during my workshops is: "Tom, are my eyes playing tricks on me ?" The answer is no, you have just learnt to pay attention to what your eyes are capable of. Light sensors in our eyes (Red Green and Blue) are vibration sensors which are highly non-linear and they have memory. The consequence of memory is that they can oscillate for up to several seconds after the visual stimulation has been discontinued.
This memory of visual stimulation is frequently perceived as afterimage. Afterimages have a precisely the same shape as original images. Afterimage of an object surrounded by its Aura is larger than the original image. The increase in such afterimage is due to the vibration of an Aura and actually represents a "snapshot" of an Aura. It is therefore essential to focus at one spot when watching the Aura and resist temptation to change the point of focus, otherwise an image of the Aura may become confused with the afterimage of an object.

Meaning of Aura and its colors
The Aura is a reflection of our True Nature at any given moment. At this point it is perhaps necessary to explain what do I mean by "True Nature" and why some effort is necessary to "discover" it. Our society seems to emphasize symbols, stereotypes, habits, manners, superficial behavior, pretending, following others and submitting free will to some "leaders". Our "education" seems to be based on views and expectations of people who try to control the flock.
Our True Nature is what is left when we recognize and discard all our habits, stereotypes, manners, and pretending, superficial behavior and become fully conscious, truly natural and spontaneous. Note that some people are so attached to their manners and habits that it is very hard, if not impossible, to discover who they really are. The only way to get an instant insight into their personality seems to be by watching their Aura, because the Aura shows their True Nature, behind any facade of superficial behavior.
In general, the more colorful, cleaner and brighter the Aura, the better and more spiritually advanced is the person. Also, the more uniform the energy distribution in the Aura, the healthier and more balanced the person is.
Distribution of the energy in the Aura seems to have the potential of a powerful medical diagnostic tool, but usually requires using a complex equipment. The scope of this article is to concentrate on what we can easily see with our eyes.
Our Aura surrounds the entire body, but the interpretation of colors below relates to the Aura around the head only. Meaning of colors around the head presented below suggested in the literature has been confirmed by the author. When you learn to see Aura well, you can verify it for yourself, by concentrating on certain thoughts while watching your Aura, or telling people what their thoughts are when you see their Auras.
Usually, people have one or two dominating colors (strong points) in their Aura. These colors (or their Auric pairs) will be most likely their favorite colors.
In addition to dominant colors, the Aura reflects thoughts, feelings and desires, which appear like "flashes", "clouds" or "flames", usually further away from the head. For example a flash of orange in the Aura indicates a thought or desire to exercise power and control. Orange as a dominant color is a sign of power and general ability to control people. Quickly changing "flashes" indicate quickly changing thoughts.

ura colors meaning will vary significantly as auras contain many different colors, change colors constantly, and each shade reveals a different meaning. Your mood, what youre doing and what youre experiencing in life all determine the colors of your aura at any given time.

In New Age pop culture, there is a common misconception that aura colors meaning is straightforward. Examples are: red=passion, yellow=optimism and purple=spirituality. Make no mistake, colors do contain meaning. But attempts to create cut and dried color codes greatly over-simplify the matter.

Within each color, there are many different shades and tones. Each unique shade communicates a different aura colour meaning. Take a simple example: the color red. A bright shade of red which contains a lot of yellow reads very differently than a dark shade of red which contains a lot of brown. Each of these tones would express something different about your aura. A trained clairvoyant reader can look at these shades of color and interpret their unique shades of meaning.

Another example...imagine you are going through color swatches to pick the right tone of paint for a room. There are many subtle variations. Some you will like and some you wont like. Even if they are all tones within the same color, each can make you feel differently. Bottom line isThe colors of your aura are also affected by the energies of other people. It is common to have other peoples colors in your aura. For example, a green aura color meaning could mean many things. If a mother wants her daughter to grow up to be a certain kind of woman, the mother may put her own shade of green energy into the daughters aura. In an aura reading, or a clairvoyant reading, it may show that the daughters aura contains green and that the green aura color meaning is something completely different than what might be expected. Having someone elses energy in your aura like this can create many problems, including confusion, inner unrest and even health problems.

Your aura can contain any one of the million color variations in the universe. So it is a mistake to squeeze a green aura color meaning and to expand that to any aura colors meaning down into a cut and dried color code. There are, however, some general themes which can help guide the interpretation process. Keep in mind, aura colors meaning depends on the shades and also who the energy comes from. These are some rough guidelines for interpreting aura colors...


Reds are physical and sexual. A predominantly red aura indicates materialistically oriented person. They love expressing themselves through their sensuality and their physical bodies. They live their lives in the here-and-now with zest, strength, courage and self-confidence. Being nature's warning colour it can indicate high levels of emotion, such as aggression, anger, impulsiveness or hate, life-force, survival, raw passion, anger, frustration, menstruation, determination, sense of importance, and feeling overwhelmed by change.


Isa sign of power; anability and/or desire to control people. When orange becomes a strong point, it usually contributes to a yellow halo, which then becomes gold, indicating not only a spiritual teacher, but a powerful spiritual teacher, someone capable of demonstrating his/her unique abilities. Orange thought is a thought about exercising power or a desire to control people. Oranges are the thrill-seekers and daredevils of the aura spectrum. They love the challenge and excitement of physical danger. They love to challenge their environment and go beyond any accepted physical limits. Muddy shades elsewhere in the aura can indicate emotional imbalances such as excessive pride, vanity or worry, sensuality, physical pleasure, emotional self-expression, creativity, lacking reason, lacking self-discipline, health, vitality


Yellows are the most fun-loving, free-spirited, energetic, and childlike personalities in the aura spectrum. Yellows are wonderful, sensitive, optimistic beings, whose life purpose is to bring joy to people, to have fun, and to help heal the planet. Someone with yellow in their Aura has the power to inspire new ideas and manifest them through speech and positive action. Yellow also purifies the immune system which leads to a long, productive life. Here, the lesson is to create hope for all of humanity. Yellow opens the Solar Plexus (Manipura) chakra and helps us to focus with intention until we find the most positive solution. People who glow yellow are full of inner joy, very generous and not attached to anything. A yellow halo around the head indicateshigh spiritual development; asignature of a spiritual teacher. Do not accept spiritual teachings from anyone who does not have such a yellow halo. Buddha and Christ had yellow halos extending to their arms. Today it is rare on Earth to find a person with a halo larger than 1 inch. A yellow halo appears as a result of a highly active brow chakra (which can be seen glowing with violet by many people at my workshops). Highly spiritual people stimulate the brow chakra continuously for many years, because they always have intensive spiritual thoughts in their minds. When this chakra is observed when highly active, a yellow (Auric pair) halo appears around it, surrounding the entire head. Yellow thought indicates a moment of joy and contentment. When you see the muddier shades of yellow in the aura the person might express fussy or over analytical behavior or the need for attention, as well as mental alertness, analytical thought, happiness, optimism, child-like, ego driven, thinking at expense of feeling.


Greens are some of the most powerful and intelligent people in the aura spectrum. Greens are extremely bright. They process information and ideas, quickly jumping from steps one to ten. They do not like dealing with all the steps and details in between.The Archangel Raphael is the angel of healing and his color is emerald green. All natural healers should have it. People with a green strong point in their Auras are natural healers. The stronger the green Aura, the better the healer. This is the color of the forests and the rich, productive valleys of the Earth plane. In Green, we are deeply rooted and in balance with all other life forms. Here is the energy that sparks our imagination and creativity. Green in the Aura signifies someone who takes great pleasure in life's simple gifts. Green opens the Heart (Anahata) chakra and guides us to be giving. They also love gardening and usually have a "green hand" - anything grows for them. Being in a presence of a person with a strong and green Aura is a very peaceful and restful experience. Green thought indicates a restful state and healing.Green can mean healing, peace, nurturing, new growth, fear, need for security, balance The muddier green shades can signify jealousy, possessiveness and untrustworthiness, jealousy and envy.


Indicates dynamic quality of being, highly energized personality, capable of projection, influencing other people. People with turquoise strong point in their Aura can do many things simultaneously and are good organizers. They feel bored when forced to concentrate on one thing. People love bosses with turquoise Auras, because such bosses explain their goals and influence their team rather than demand executing their commands. Turquoise thought is a thought about organizing and influencing others.


Blues are some of the most loving, nurturing and supportive personalities of the Life Colors. They live from their heart and emotions. Their purpose for being on the planet is to give love, to teach love and to learn that they are the energy of the spiritual teacher. Blue also represents one who is intuitive, sensitive, patient and kind. Blue is a very cool and soothing color that can relieve tension and reduce fevers. Under Blue's protective energy, we can find inner peace, contentment and true joy in living. Blue opens the Throat (Vishuddha) chakra and teaches us to own our voice and to speak our Truth with quiet integrity.

Electric blue can override any other color in the Aura, when the person is receiving and/or transmitting information in a telepathic communication. For example Michel Desmarquet, author of "Thiaoouba Prophecy", frequently glows with the electric blue during his lectures, especially when he answers questions from the public.. Their priorities are love, relationships, and spirituality, verbal communication, freethinking, relating to structure and organization, emphasis on business, male energies, sadness, possibilities. Blue thought is a thought about relaxing the nerve system to achieve the balance of the mind or a thought about surviving. Muddy shades of blue in the aura mean ear of the future, fear of self-expression or fear of facing or speaking the truth.


Indigos are ushering in a new energy, a new consciousness, and a new age of peace and harmony. Whereas Violets feel driven to help save the planet, to educate the masses, and to improve life here, Indigos are here to live as examples of a new higher awareness .People with blue strong point in their Aura are relaxed, balanced and feel ready to live in a cave and survive. They are born survivors. represents our deep connection to Spirit. Thus, Indigo guides us to surrender the notion that we are separate from our Source. Through the transformation of Self, Indigo teaches us to love unconditionally. In this manner, Indigo provides us with a vision of our full potential as human beings. Indigo also opens the Third Eye (Ajna) chakra and helps us to "see" that peace on Earth is possible.


Violet is perfect Light and indicates the combined presence of all of the healing colors within the Aura. Violet-White requires that we sacrifice our individual will for Divine Will. In this manner, Violet-White inspires us to always choose the path of Love and Light. Violet-White opens the Crown (Sahasrara) chakra and teaches us that we are all humble servants of the infinite majesty of the Universe. Violets are the inspirational visionaries, leaders and teachers who are here to help save the planet. Most Violets feel drawn to educate the masses, to inspire higher ideals, to improve the quality of life on the planet, or to help save people, animals and the environment. The muddier shades can reflect erotic imaginations, an overbearing person or someone with a need for sympathy.


Indicates spiritual thoughts. Purple is never a strong point in the Aura. It appears only as temporary "clouds" and "flames", indicating truly spiritual thoughts.wisdom, authoritative, female energies, matriarchal, sense of superiority, controlling, imagination, intuition


To obtain a clean pink, you need to mix the purple (the highest frequency we perceive) with red (the lowest frequency). Pink Aura indicates that the person achieved a perfect balance between spiritual awareness and the material existence. The most advanced people have not only a yellow halo around the head (a permanent strong point in the Aura) but also a large pink Aura extending further away. The pink color in the Aura is quite rare on Earth and appears only as a temporary thought, never as a strong point in the Aura. The energy of pink is most needed and empowering element within us, as it is what fuels the fires of being valuable and deserving. The appearance of pink in your aura will allow you to see where, why, and how much of this energy you are needing to heal the incorrect belief of being less than.


The color of enlightenment and divine protection wisdom, inner knowledge, spiritual mind, and anintuitive thinker. When seen within the aura, it says that the person is being guided by their highest good. It is divine guidance. The gold aura color means that the you are enlightened and have divine protection. This color shows that you let you Higher Self work through you. They always act for the highest good of all.


A pure state of light. Often represents a new, not yet designated energy in the aura. Spiritual, etheric and non-physical qualities, transcendent, higher dimensions, purity, truth andangelic qualities. White sparkles or flashes of white light in a person's aura indicatesangels are nearby. If it is seen over the ovaries it can indicate that the person is pregnant or will be soon.

However a pure white aura can also indicateserious disease, artificial stimulation (drugs).
Several hours before the death, the Aura becomes white, and greatly increases in intensity. For this reason in most cultures "death" is depicted in WHITE (not black), because in the past, people could actually see a white Aura before death. It seems that our ancestors knew much more than we are prepared to admit. In my viewpoint this is not to be seen as a fearful situation and only that the person is transcending this frequency. I have spoken to people who have "died" and they were surrounded by a blinding white aura of immense power and beauty. In one of her Angel Books author Lorna Byrne indicates that the immense bright light is from the aura of a person's guardian angel surrounding them with their love.


This is the color of abundance, both spiritual and physical. Lots of bright silver can reflect to plenty of money, and/or awakening of the cosmic mind. Dark and muddy silver colors means residue of fear is accumulating in the body, with a potential for health problems, especially if gray clusters seen in specific areas of the body

Meaning of Dirty colors: The darker colors including brown, gray and black can occur as small pools of energy within the auric field or as a cast that shrouds the layers of the Aura, thus altering the purity of the basic colors. I feel that the darker tones in the Aura indicate an absence of light and often occur in individuals who have turned away from their spiritual paths. For example, brown can signify someone who is too focused on materialistic pursuits. Likewise, black or gray often occurs in someone who is "shut down" emotionally. I view this as a "forgetfulness" of the sacred Oneness of all life. These colors can appear darker than background more like a smoke than a glow and shimmer in and out of the aura. In an indication of illness you will see them start at the edge of the aura and begin to work their way inward towards the body, more often directly over an affected area. Changing ones thought patterns and seeking the inflow of Source energy can greatly increase the cessation of lower frequency colors and illness


Black is not always bad and does not always mean death of terminal illness, although it is a warning sign in most cases when seen as part of the aura colors. issues relating to death, hatred, lack of forgiveness, unresolved karma, dark intentions, shadow games, needing compassion for self. If black is muddied, clouded, or stagnant this may indicate an area of weakness, illness, or depression.
Brown: unsettling, distracting, materialistic, negating spirituality.
Gray: dark thoughts, depressing thoughts, unclear intentions, presence of a dark side of personality.
Sulfur (color of a mustard): pain or lack of ease, anger


Approximate wavelength and frequency ranges for the various colors:
Color: Wavelength (nm) / Frequency (THz)
Red: 625-740 nm / 480-405 THz
Orange: 590-625 nm / 510-480 THz
Yellow: 565-590 nm / 530-510 THz
Green: 520-565 nm / 580-530 THz
Blue: 450-500 nm / 670-600 THz
Violet: 380-430 nm / 790-700 THz
1 nm = 10-3 um = 10-6 mm = 10-9 m
1 terahertz (THz) = 103 GHz = 106 MHz = 1012 Hz
White light is a pure mixture of all the colors of the visible spectra.

I hope that this information was helpful. If you require additional research just drop me a line and I will get back to you.

Throw some love into the wind.


updated by @bing: 02/24/17 07:18:43AM
06/25/14 08:01:56AM
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Hi Relephant

There is a lot going on in this frequency that is affecting your life. You, like a lot of us, FEEL that things are speeding up ( and they are ) and that something big is happening and coming our way ( and it is ). You may also get ringing in the ears, foggy thinking, chills across the shoulders that leave no goose bumps, etc... . This is all a part of who we are and what is happening in and to this world. You are part of a great upgrade in the awareness of humanity. Keep eating organic and NO meat or pork. Go to the Healthy Empath group for some good articles. Welcome to the EC and welcome HOME.

Throw some love into the wind.


updated by @bing: 04/12/17 11:12:30PM
06/19/14 06:22:33AM
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Do you know who you are?


Hi Everyone

I have been exactly where all of you are at this present time. It can be hard to get over the abuse and lack of self esteem and self confidence.

I am sending you all some links that will help you decide what it is that you are good at and the strength to leave the abuse and uncertainty behind.

Empath and Aptitude Tests

I Deserve

A Life That Matters

Angel Prayers

You can also visit my YouTube channel 1111Angels

and find lots of videos on meditation, relaxing music, inspirational talks from Esther Hicks and the Dolores Cannon videos in the Awakening topic along with easy to do no stress workouts that you can do in your home.

I want you all to know that you arevery special and unique people who are very precious to me and to all celestials as you are fulfilling a great challenge atthis point in our world's history. Know that you are loved very very much.

Throw some love into the wind.


06/18/14 05:40:26AM
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Library of Light

Hi Caru

I am including a link from the Library of Inspiration that will help you with the topic of 11:11 and if you wish I can put you in contact with others who have been part of this phenomenon. 11:11 is the Awakening Code of events that are part of your future. Welcome to the Light and the adventure.

Here is the link.

Throw some love into the wind.


06/13/14 06:36:59AM
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How To Tell If You Are an Empath

Library of Light


The following isa great article by David Burgess who writes for Spiritual Living 360. I am including the article and a direct link to it in its original form.

I also wish to thank Hammer, a member here at the EC, for supplying us with the original link. This article will help a lot of people.

Feeling a little Empathic?

Part 1 What's an empath?

Empathic ability is perhaps the most common and possibly least understood psychic gift available to humanity. So what is an empath? Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary defines empathy as "the action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past or present without having the feelings, thoughts, and experience fully communicated in an objectively explicit manner". In lay terms, being an empath means being able to feel what another person is feeling, either emotionally, physically, or both. Advanced empaths also sometimes have the ability to draw out' physical or emotional pain from another person and take it into their own body, with the intention of then releasing or expelling that pain and curing the subject.

How do you know if you are an empath? Well, because of their sensitivity, empaths tend to have certain tell-tale characteristics or qualities. For example, they sometimes tense up or feel uncomfortable when they enter a room where an argument recently took place, even if the disagreeing parties are no longer present or have made peace. If the argument was particularly bad, or the empath is particularly sensitive, they may actually become irritated themselves, and start snapping at those around them for no reason.

Empaths tend to avoid heavily crowded areas or events, since the energy built up by having many people in one place can become quite overwhelming. You may notice an empath wince or flinch a bit when entering a crowded room or a party, for example. Walking into a room full of people can sometimes feel like being punched in the stomach, depending on the number of people and the frame of mind of those present.

Many empaths have a tendency to be pushovers' or doormats', for several reasons. First of all, they are highly sensitive to energy, which can make it very hard for them to say "no" to anyone who is experiencing pain or need of any kind. Second, most empaths don't know how to shield themselves properly, so when confronted by any kind of intense emotion they have a hard time thinking clearly. An angry finger pointed in their face can cause actual physical pain. Empaths are not just sensitive to negative emotions, however. A highly sexually aroused individual will quickly inspire a similar state of excitement in an unsuspecting empath, who may have an extremely hard time fending off advances, not only because of the arousal but because of their previously-mentioned inability to say no to someone in need. Pity sex' was a term most likely coined by an empath.

An empath is often highly aware of the health and state of mind of their loved ones, no mater how physically near or far away the individuals may be. It is not uncommon for an empath to freak out' for no reason, only to discover later that a friend or family member went through some sort of trauma at that exact moment. This is particularly noticeable in twins or other empaths who spend a great deal of time together, as they will often physically experience the same traumas as their loved ones. For example, one girl suddenly experienced a severe asthma attack and nearly died in the middle of a supermarket, only to find out later that her twin sister had accidentally inhaled battery acid and was being treated at a nearby hospital. The accident and the asthma attack happened almost simultaneously, in different parts of the city. Similarly, many empaths experience a constant barrage of unexplainable aches, pains, and mood swings, not realizing that they are experiencing the physical and emotional states of their friends and loved ones. Sadly, many are misdiagnosed as suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, bi-polar or other mood/personality disorders, schizophrenia, or even hypochondria.

In the past, unidentified empaths often became alcoholics in order to numb the intensity of their experiences. Currently, the trend runs more towards pharmaceutical addiction, with mood stabilizers such as Prozac being the most prevalent. While such drugs can be highly beneficial in some instances, they are best used as a short-term tool, necessary only until the empath is sufficiently trained to no longer need the drug.

Another characteristic common among empaths is that of weight fluctuation, particularly weight gain in earlier-generation empaths. When the mental and emotional bodies become overwhelmed with too much input, the physical body responds by building up layers of protection (AKA fat cells) to buffer them from the energetic overload. This can happen slowly, such as when an empath finds themselves in a long-term relationship with an emotionally intense person; or it can happen very quickly if the empath is suddenly thrust into a high-intensity environment, such as a move from a rural area to an urban center, a new school, or a new job.

Empaths are almost always known as good listeners' by those around them. People intuitively feel that the empath will understand them, empathize with their point of view, and give them moral or emotional support. It is not uncommon for an empath to be approached by a stranger on the street and told intimate, personal details about that person's life. Unfortunately, it is also an almost daily occurrence for most empaths to get a call from an energy vampire', someone who feeds off the emotional and etheric energy of others (usually unconsciously, of course). The empath may be in a wonderful mood, or at least a relatively stable mood, when suddenly they get The Call. The vampire' is usually a friend who is constantly undergoing one emotional crisis after another, and is in constant need of support and reassurance. They talk and vent and cry on the empath's shoulders, sometimes for hours, until they have absorbed enough positive energy to keep them going for a while. Meanwhile, the empath becomes emotionally and mentally drained, often to the point of physical exhaustion. At that point, the vampire' hangs up and happily bounces on their way, feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. The empath usually goes and takes a long nap.

Degrees of empathic ability range widely from person to person. In general, women seem to make up the majority of known empaths, since women tend to be more in touch with their emotional nature. This means they are naturally more comfortable trusting their intuition, and are more sensitive to emotional changes, both within themselves and within others. Of course there are many exceptions to this generalization; both sexes are equally capable of using empathic abilities. Western culture, however, has trained men to be as emotionless as possible, making it much more difficult for them to recognize and distinguish subtle energies and emotional shifts. It's pretty tough to sense what someone else is feeling when you don't even understand your own emotions.

If you're reading this, chances are good that you've either realized or been told you're an empath. "Now wait," you may ask; "Why would anyone need to be told they are an empath? Shouldn't it be pretty obvious?"

Unfortunately, Western society tends to be pretty-close-minded when it comes to psychic abilities, and despite the recent surge of movies and television programs that showcase psychics, most people are alarmingly ill-educated on the subject. As such, many empaths believe (or have been told) they are just "overly sensitive," or "too emotional", or they think that the way they perceive the world is normal and assume that everyone has the abilities they do. This causes most empaths a great deal of pain and confusion in their childhood and teen years.

Since an empath can feel others' pain, they tend to be very polite and considerate of the feelings of others. After all, hurting someone else is just another way of hurting themselves, and why would anyone want to hurt themselves? Not knowing that others don't perceive things the way they do, empaths tend to assume that everyone else will be equally considerate. The confusion sets in when they go to school and realize that there are some very rude and inconsiderate people in the world, who have no problem inflicting pain on their peers. More confusion arises as they get a little older, and society's rules of social behavior come into play. Since an empath senses what a person is actually feeling, and not what the person is pretending to feel, they will often act or respond in ways that seem socially inappropriate, which often causes embarrassment and rejection. What empath can't remember a time they tried to reach out to someone who was suffering, only to be angrily rebuffed because the person was embarrassed by what they perceived to be a weakness' that they had hoped no one had noticed?

The young empath generally doesn't know how to handle the intensity of emotion that suddenly surrounds them, and will usually respond by either retreating into a shell (often gaining weight and becoming extremely introverted in the process), exhibiting escapist tendencies (many empaths are proud bookworms or film fanatics), or more rarely by becoming a champion of the underdog' as it were, always sticking up for the weaker ones around them and going to great lengths to protect anyone they feel is being treated unfairly. This also presents itself as White Knight Syndrome', where the empath feels the need to rescue' every needy or abused or emotionally disturbed person they meet, often resulting in a cycle of co-dependent relationships throughout their lives.

The positive side to all of this is that once you've achieved a state of balance in your life, you will make a wonderful counselor, therapist, and healer. Since empaths are usually exquisitely sensitive to the flow of energy as well as both physical and emotional states in others, many are drawn to healing arts such as Reiki, touch therapy, massage, and so on. Even if you don't choose healing as a profession, your presence alone will serve as a calming, grounding force for everyone around you.

Part 2 Out of the Blues

I would like to address one of the most common negative side effects of being an empath: depression. It is an unfortunate fact that a large number of empaths suffer from bouts of depression ranging from mild to deep and chronic. Before one can reach a state of balance and happiness, one must confront the cause of the depression, which can be a very tricky thing to do.

Obviously, chemical imbalance and emotional/mental trauma can be root causes, and need to be addressed first. The only problem there is that most people who are depressed are not chemically imbalanced until somebody pumps them full of anti-depressants. Then they become imbalanced, and things get even worse. I tell you this as someone who was on and off more anti-depressants than I can remember, ever since I was 13 years old.

My best advice is to find a competent, open-minded hypno-therapist. Make sure that all the sessions are recorded so you can go over the tapes later. This should hopefully reveal the root cause of the depression, allowing you to proceed from there.

If the root cause is not a naturally-occurring chemical imbalance, and does not stem from significant mental/emotional trauma, then you've got a couple of other major possibilities. The first is what I call Situational Depression' (which I will continue to call it until someone educates me on the actual technical term for this).

There are points in your life where something needs to change in order for you continue your growth and development. Most times it is something internal; something about the way we think, or act, or feel, or react, or perceive our reality or our selves. Occasionally, though, you may find yourself in a situation that is no longer conducive to your growth and development, and it's time to move on. For example, I was a third generation Jehovah's Witness, on both sides of the family. My entire family, most of my friends, and just about everyone I ever knew or spent time with growing up were all "JW's". When I began to grow beyond the boundaries of that particular faith, I became very unhappy, feeling stifled and trapped. Obviously there was very little I could do about that, except leave, which I did a few days after graduating from high school.

Of course, walking away is usually a last resort. One does not want to fall into the pattern of running away from one's problems. Usually, the only thing that needs to change in the situation is ourselves, whether it's an attachment, a fear, a negative perspective, or a mind-set. Nevertheless, some of us will eventually come to a point where we realize that the situation or person or place or issue we're dealing with is no longer good for us, and that removing ourselves from the situation is the only option that will fix anything. In other words, change the situation, and the depression naturally lifts as we become balanced and positive again.

The second root cause I'd like to quickly address is what I call Empathic Depression'. This is when an empath is getting too drained and not recharging properly, or when an empath is spending a lot of time around someone else who's depressed and absorbing their emotions. Headaches are often a common side effect of this. Either way, grounding properly, setting shields, and recharging regularly are all vital. This brings us to the next section.

Part 3 - Survival guide

"Ok, so I'm an empath. Now what? How do I deal with this?"

With great difficulty, if you're like most of us. It's not an easy thing to be hyper-sensitive in a world that's getting louder, brighter, faster, flashier, and more intense with each passing day. People are getting more and more disconnected from their emotions, which turns the average citizen into a big walking ball of nasty emotional crud, just waiting to explode all over you. Fun!


The very first thing I encourage all newly-awakened or newly-identified empaths to do is to find the nearest jewelry store, New Age/Wiccan store, or lapidary (AKA a rock shop). Get some obsidian. Obsidian is a kind of semi-translucent volcanic glass, sometimes used to make arrowheads by the Native American Indians. It doesn't matter how big the stone is; even a small pocket-sized polished rock will do the trick. The best place to keep the obsidian is on a string around your neck, preferably hanging down to the little hollow beneath your sternum, near your solar plexus. Obsidian creates a natural energy barrier, or shield, within the outer layers of your aura. Having the obsidian close to your physical solar plexus will anchor that shield into both your solar plexus chakra, which determines how we view ourselves in relation to the world around us, and your heart chakra, which is all about how we give and receive love (more info about chakras later). This is a good thing, since most empaths have a very low sense of self esteem and are usually easily affected by the opinions and attitudes of others. It's hard not to take everything personally when you feel everyone else's emotions as your own.

If you don't have access to a rock shop, or you don't have the money to spend, the second best option is to find a small round stone that has been worn smooth by water. If you don't have a river, lake or stream handy, check out the nearest railway tracks or graveled parking lot. Stones are a natural grounding tool, and the ones that have been polished by water are particularly good at grounding out negative emotional energy. Find one that you can hold comfortably in your hand, or if possible one with a shallow groove or hollow that you can rub with your thumb. Keep it in your pocket, and whenever you start to feel overwhelmed, take it out and start rubbing the stone. If possible, imagine that all the tension, all the negative energy, and all the extra intensity coming at you is channeled directly into the stone.

After a month or so of use, your stone or crystal may begin to lose its effect. This happens when the stone becomes saturated with negative energy and cannot hold any more. When this happens, you need to either replace or cleanse the stone. There are several methods to cleanse your crystals. The easiest way is to leave it outside or on a window ledge overnight under the full moon, or during a rainstorm. In emergencies, running the stone under cold water for about ten minutes does the trick. You can also let the stones sit in a mixture of water and sea salt for an hour or two, then rinse them off under cool water.

Eventually you will decide to replace the stone, or you will have an intuitive sense that the crystal is burned out' and will no longer work. At that point, it is best to thank the stone for the help it has given you, take it outside, and bury it in the soil. This allows it to re-align itself with the earth's energies and ground out all the emotional crud it absorbed. An interesting side note: if you don't cleanse your crystals often enough, or don't put them back in the ground when they're burned out, they will often shatter for no discernable reason or mysteriously disappear. Strange but true!

Using crystals or stones to create an auric shield to help you stay grounded is what I call a crutch technique'. Just like a pair of crutches, you use the technique until you are strong enough to get along without it. As always, be careful not to grow too dependent on any single tool or technique; eventually it may become a hindrance rather than a help.

Cleaning House

The next step is to reduce the number of negative influences in your life. This can be pretty difficult, since most of the negative influences in our lives tend to be people, and one of the hardest things for an empath to do is to hurt someone's feelings. Nevertheless, this is a necessary step. I compare it to taking out a sliver it may be painful to dig the sliver out, but not nearly as painful as it will be if the sliver stays in there and gets infected. Negative influences are the same... the longer you are exposed to them, the deeper they become embedded, and the harder they are to get rid of in the end.

The best way I have found to set this process in motion is to set boundaries. Start small, and work your way up to the big stuff. For example, set aside a half an hour each day for you to recharge, relax, or do something creative to rejuvenate yourself. Turn off the phone. Don't schedule activities that will infringe on that time. If someone needs' you to talk to them, tell them to call back afterwards. If someone is trying to keep you engaged, tell them you have a previous commitment. You do with yourself. This is sacred time, untouchable. If you don't take care of yourself, how can you take care of anyone else? You'll burn out, get depressed, and become physically ill, and then you'll have even more to worry about.

Some people may get angry at you for this, or try to guilt-trip' you, saying you're being insensitive or selfish. Think about this for a minute: what kind of friend would ever want to stop you from doing something that will make your life better, easier, or happier? What kind of friend can they be if they're demanding that you set their needs over your own? Is that a loving attitude?

Next, make a list of the three people in your life that demand the most from you, whether physically, mentally, or emotionally. Ask yourself: is this an equal energy exchange? Are these people willing to give as much as they take, or do you tend to feel drained and tired after contact with them? If they see that you are in need, do they offer to help? Would you be comfortable asking from them what they feel comfortable asking from you?

In some cases, you may find that the other person does give as much as they take. This is good; that means you probably have a healthy, mutually beneficial relationship. However, it's time to start thinking about what to do about those people in your life that do not reciprocate the time and energy you give to them.

It's not always necessary (or sometimes even realistic) to cut these people out of your life entirely. However, you can reduce or even minimize the amount of time and energy you spend on them. Do it slowly; you're basically weaning them off of an addictive drug, energetically speaking. How does one accomplish this?

Obviously every situation is different, so there is no easy answer to this. I would definitely suggest finding some good books on emotional co-dependency to get you started. What it boils down to, though, is this: get in touch with your own needs, and stop putting everyone else in the world before your self. Tune into your body. Start getting to know the signals your body sends you when you're putting out too much energy, and then act accordingly when you notice those signals. If you're feeling tired or run down and the phone rings, don't pick up the phone. If someone asks you to do them a favor and you don't have the energy, tell them you would like to, but you already have plans. When that energy vampire' friend calls and starts going into their routine, be polite, but end the conversation within a reasonable time limit. What's reasonable? Well, therapy sessions usually last an hour. Anyone who spends more than an hour a day venting their problems to you should probably be seeking professional help, rather than dumping all their emotional problems on their friends.

It may sound harsh, or selfish. It may even feel selfish, in the beginning. Many who begin this process actually feel guilty for taking the time to take care of themselves, at first. This will pass once you start realizing how much clearer your perspective on things have become, how much more energy you have, and how much more efficient you are at really helping people, rather than just absorbing all their emotional baggage.

Now that you've started the process, you need to amp it up a notch. How? Find yourself a hobby. Seriously! Find something - ANYTHING - that gets you in 'the Zone'... that magical state of mind where you are so absorbed in what you are doing that everything else disappears. Writing or journaling, sports, energy-focused physical activity (yoga, tai chi, aikido, etc), art, music, photography, dancing, sculpting, gardening... it doesn't matter what you do. Just find something that absorbs you and give it everything you have. I guarantee you that the more you do this, the happier you will be. You will find yourself thinking more clearly, enjoying life more, smiling for no reason. As an added bonus, you will gradually find yourself surrounded by others who feel the same way.

The final step is to learn a basic grounding technique, a basic shielding technique, and a not-so basic cord-pinching technique. If you have no idea what that sentence meant, don't worry, everything will be explained shortly.

Grounding and Shielding

The importance of grounding out excess and negative energies, and creating permanent psychic shields, cannot be explained by words alone. One has to experience the difference to truly understand how necessary it is.

In modern electrical systems, there is always a ground wire in place to protect the internal system components from damage caused by surges of excessive electricity. The human body, and its internal energy system, is not much different. The only difference is that most people don't know how to connect the ground wire, so to speak, to bleed off the excess energy. So what happens? As with any electrical system, the internal components become damaged.

In practical terms, this means you get headaches, sleep disorders, constant muscle and joint pain (also known as feeling fried' literally feels like you have been electrocuted, except it doesn't go away), weight gain, lowered immune response, and usually severe depression. Why?

Well first of all, as an empath you're basically like a big antenna, picking up every frequency of energy in the vicinity. The more energy you channel without being properly grounded, the more insulation your body needs to protect itself. Water and fat make for pretty good resistance, so the body creates layers of protection. This explains the constant water retention and weight fluctuation many empaths experience. Once you've learned to ground out the excess energy and shield yourself properly, the weight begins to disperse naturally, as the body no longer needs the added layers of protection.

Second, every time you start picking up on someone else's aches and pains, your body responds as if there was something wrong with you. This creates a lot of stress on your immune, endocrine, and central nervous systems. Eventually your immune system get worn down from fighting phantom symptoms, and this leaves you wide open to every second flu or cold bug that's passing through your neighborhood. Once you've learned to shield yourself, you'll no longer be as easily affected by everyone else's symptoms, allowing your body the time it needs to regenerate itself and get your health back to some semblance of normality.

Third, being constantly bombarded with other people's emotions is enough to give anyone a headache, but it's worse because most of the time you don't even know where it's coming from, which adds an element of confusion to the mix. Since most people tend to be worried and fearful most of the time, you're absorbing a lot of worry and fear each day. Add the fact that empaths are everybody's favorite counselor, which means that you probably spend several hours a day listening to someone else's problems, and it's not long before you start feeling like you're carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders. Now factor in the fact that most empaths feel very alienated because no one seems to understand the way they view the world, and you have the beginnings of some serious mood and personality disorders.

This can be a very serious problem. Some empaths who are surrounded by extreme negativity, or who don't understand the nature of their gifts, become cutters', either physically or otherwise. This means that the emotional pain becomes so unbearable, and the need for release so intense, that the empath resorts to hurting themselves to find relief. Some do this by physically cutting or otherwise hurting themselves (usually wrists, legs, inner thighs, or anywhere they can hide it), while others will resort to destructive and self-damaging behavior such as extreme promiscuity, heavy drinking and drug use, or eating disorders. Anything that can provide a sense of release, externalize the pain, or take their mind off it even just for a while, is considered fair game for these unfortunate souls. If the situation is bad enough, even suicide starts to look like a realistic and reasonable option. Fortunately, once the empath learns to ground out the negative energy and put up a psychic shield, the pain and feeling of being overwhelmed subsides to a more manageable level, and eventually disappears.

Pinching the Cords the concept

In order to explain this concept, we must first explain how empathic ability, and in fact all psychic ability, works.

From the ancient mystics and shamans of thousands of years ago, to the modern priests of quantum physics and string theory, humanity comes up against the same fundamental truth: we are all One. All entities, all beings, all Life, all forms of physical matter and energy everything is connected on a quantum particle level. It is inescapable. Every moment of every day, you are affecting all of existence.

Most of the time, our connections to the outside universe are so subtle as to be undetectable. However, just as the synaptic connections in our brain related to a specific memory become stronger each time we access that specific memory, so to the connection between people grows stronger with each conversation, each meeting, and every touch. It is through this connection, or cord, that an empath receives information. Most mystics throughout history have agreed that these cords' usually enter and exit the physical body around the navel area (with various exceptions, of course). This sheds some light on the term gut instinct', and the idea of having a gut reaction' to someone or something. Do you remember the last time you met someone who made you feel extremely uncomfortable? You may have noticed a tightening of the muscles in your stomach and abdomen, which is a common fear response. Once you become more sensitive and in tune with your body, however, you may begin to notice that your stomach tightens up before you have any conscious reason to be afraid or uncomfortable. This is because the energy of the person or situation that is approaching is being picked up through the cords and interpreted as a threat by your subconscious mind, which then sends your body the signal to activate the fight-or-flight response fear.

The energy flowing through the cords does not just flow one way. We are all both sending and receiving at all times. The more contact we have with a specific individual, the stronger the connection with them gets. Simply put, the cord gets bigger, allowing more energy to flow between the two of you. This is wonderful as long as the person has a positive impact on your life. But what happens when the person is really negative? And worse, what happens when the negative person is someone we must deal with every day, such as a parent, spouse, boss, or schoolmate, or co-worker?

In the case of someone who's constantly angry and lashing out, the empath becomes a sort of psychic punching bag, absorbing each wave of negativity that the angry person sends out. Being exposed to a high amount of intensely negative energy like that on a daily basis feels much like being physically beat up. Your body has certain response mechanisms in place to protect you while it's actually happening (like going into shock, spacing out, etc), but the after-effects can be devastating.

If, in the other hand, you are surrounded by one or more of the previously mentioned energy vampires, you probably feel like the life is literally being sucked right out of you, which is pretty close to what's actually happening. As the person is yakking on and on about how terrible their life is and how difficult their situation is to deal with and so on (and on, and on, and on), the negative emotional baggage inside of them is being transferred through the cord into you. Simultaneously, positive life force energy is flowing out of you, through the cord, and into them. This is why empaths make such good therapists; you don't really even have to say much, since just venting to you and being in your presence automatically makes the person feel better. Of course, unless you know what to do about the energy drain, it doesn't help your state of mind much.

So what to do about all this energy flowing in and out of you, uncontrolled? Well, you learn how to control it. The simplest way to do that is to pinch' the energy connection between you and the other individual, until only a consciously decided amount of energy is allowed to flow in or out. That way, nothing gets into your energy system that you haven't allowed there, and nothing gets taken out of your energy system unless you give conscious permission. This is much easier said than done, of course, but don't worry, you can do it. Part 4 will present some basic techniques that will work for pretty much anyone.

Part 4 Basic Techniques

Before we begin, I would like to make it clear that these techniques come from a variety of spiritual paths, and have been floating around in some form or other for hundreds, if not thousands of years. A quick Internet search will probably reveal many versions of each of the techniques presented here. I encourage you to try out whichever version of whatever technique works best for you. This is not about doing it the way it's always been done', or holding up one particular way of doing things over another, or glorifying any particular tradition or belief system. This is about doing it the way that will work best for you. The only way to know what works best, of course, is to practice, to try things out for yourself and see what clicks for you. I chose these specific techniques because they were simple and easy to follow, and because I have had extensive personal experience and success using them.

In the beginning, you may find it difficult to remember all the steps without breaking concentration to read what you're supposed to do next, especially with the longer techniques, so it can be helpful to have someone read this to you the first few times. Another option is to use a computer or tape recorder with microphone to record your own voice reading the instructions to play back for yourself later.

I have found that doing the grounding and shielding exercises each morning gives me a boost of energy and stability that can last all day. They are also highly beneficial if you find yourself in a difficult situation at any point throughout the day. Finally, I have found that by grounding and shielding myself before going to bed, I sleep better and feel more rested in the morning. Try it out for yourself!


Short Version

This is to be used if you are in a hurry, or are in a public place where you'd rather not draw much attention to yourself.

Take a moment to get as comfortable as possible. If you can, close your eyes and take a few gentle, cleansing breaths while touching the tips of your pointer fingers and thumbs together, letting your arms hang naturally by your sides. When you're ready:

Draw in three deep breaths. As you do this, clench your fists and imagine that all the stress, all the excess or negative energy, all the frustration and intensity that have built up in your body is surging into two tiny burning-hot marbles of energy, one in each of your clenched fists. On the last inhale, hold your breath for three seconds, summon all your willpower, and with one quick exhale open your hands, palms towards the ground, and fire the two glowing balls of energy deep into the earth below. As you breathe in again, imagine a cool current of air gently swirling through your whole body, gathering up any last remnants of negativity or stress, then calmly flowing down your legs and out through your feet into the floor, leaving your body filled with a warm, golden glow.

Take a few gentle breaths to center yourself, smile, and continue on with your day.

Long Version

Get as comfortable as you can. If possible, find somewhere to sit with your spine erect, either cross-legged or with both feet firmly planted on the floor. Place your right hand under your belly-button, palm in, then place your left hand over top of the right and touch the tips of your thumbs together

Now focus your breath on the space inside you beneath your palms. Imagine that with each breath, a ball of warm soothing light grows a little larger in that space, until it reaches the approximate size of a softball or a small melon. It doesn't matter what color this ball is; just let the visualization flow naturally.

Once you've got this ball of light clearly pictured, take one more deep breath in, hold it for three seconds, and then exhale slowly and deliberately. As you exhale, imagine that the ball of light shoots gentle tendrils or vines of light down and out of your body, deep into the earth below.

As you reach the end of your exhale, imagine these vines or tendrils turning into deep, sturdy roots, like the roots of a mighty oak tree, reaching deep into the earth and anchoring you there. As you inhale again, imagine the roots growing larger, stronger, more powerful; on the next exhale, imagine them pushing even further into the ground, deeper and deeper, until you feel as if there is more of you below ground than there is above. Finally, imagine that you have reached all the way down through the bedrock and deep into the earth's molten core. Now take a moment to center yourself and take a few gentle breaths. Feel your connection to the earth. Notice if you can feel the spin of the planet on its axis. You may notice that already with each breath you begin to feel stronger, more physically and emotionally stable.

Now begin to notice all the stress, all the nervous energy, all the negativity that you may have accumulated in your body throughout the day. Wherever you find tension or pain, imagine that it is like a dark viscous liquid, like crude oil. Imagine that with each breath you are drawing all of that pain, all of that negative energy, out of the various points in your body and into the ball of light in your center. As you draw the pain out of each area, make an effort to consciously let that part of your body relax into its natural state. As the dark liquid is drawn out, imagine that it is immediately replaced by a warm, golden healing light that sinks into your muscles and bones, giving an immediate feeling of relief and peace.

Build up the negative energy inside the ball of light within you until you can't fit any more in there, or there is no negativity left in your body. Now take one more deep breath in, summon all your will-power, and with one strong exhale, push all the dark nasty stuff down and out of your body, deep into the earth. If you don't get it all out in one shot, don't worry; keep pushing it out with each exhale until you feel that you have cleansed it all out. Let the earth swallow it all up, knowing that this energy will be recycled and turned into something positive by the wonderful forces of nature.

Once you feel that you have flushed all the negative energy out of your body, take a few more gentle breaths to center yourself. When you're ready, imagine that with your roots you are reaching down one last time, deep into the earth's molten core, and gathering up as much of that strong, grounding energy as you need. Draw the energy up out of the ground, up through your body, up through the ball of light and into the rest of your body, filling your entire being with a strong, stable glow of deep earth energy. As you breathe out, imagine that you are locking this energy into place, that it now fills every atom, every molecule of your body.

Now, take a moment to anchor this state to a physical trigger of some kind. In other words, you want to think of some small physical movement you can do that will instantly bring this feeling, this state, back to you in any situation. For example, tap the thumb and middle finger of your right hand together three times. Do this each time you reach this point in the exercise. Eventually, that action will be anchored to this state, which means that you can trigger this state any where, anytime just by tapping your fingers together.

Finally, take a few more gentle breaths to center yourself again. Once you're ready, smile and open your eyes.

Quicker Techniques

There are a myriad ways to ground and cleanse unwanted energy from your physical, emotional, and etheric bodies. Which one you should use depends entirely on you, the situation, the environment, the issue, and how much time you have, so pick one that seems like it might work for you and try it out. If the previous techniques didn't work for you, or the situation demands a different approach, here are a few more suggestions.

Ritual Shower - Water is a powerful tool. Obviously we use it to cleanse ourselves physically, but it is equally useful in cleansing ourselves energetically. There are several versions of this technique, but here is a simplified one:

While in the shower, stand under the flowing water and let it wash over you as completely as possible. Take a few gentle breaths to center yourself, then slowly turn a full 360 degrees three times, each time affirming "I cleanse my Self".

On the first spin, imagine that the water is flowing through the top of your skull, down through your neck and throughout the rest of your body. Envision all negative energies and impurities, all disease, all pain, all strain and tension being rinsed away from your physical body.

On the second spin, envision all thoughts and pre-occupations, all worries and fears and other negativity as being dark stains on the screen of your mind. Imagine these being washed gently away, finally dissipating like mist on a warm sunny day.

On the third spin, imagine that all problems, all challenges, all the potholes in your life's path are like a grey mist that surrounds you. Reach outwards with your awareness and imagine that the shower is not just a shower, but a warm gentle rainstorm that expands outwards over a 500-foot radius around you, clearing away the mists and then gently dissipating into golden sunshine.

If possible, do this at the very end of your shower. When you've completed the visualization, slowly turn off the hot water, bit by bit, until the water is as cool as you can stand it. Let the cold wash over you for about 30 seconds or so, then shut off the water.

Crystals - Every psychic, New-Ager, Wiccan, and metaphysical book out there will give you a different explanation of the properties of each kind of crystal. This is because every crystal will react to your personal energy field in a unique way (just as colognes smell differently on one person than another, depending on their unique body chemistry) I've included a few here that I have found useful, and how they work for me. As with everything, you'll need to experiment and see what works best for you in your situation.

Normally I recommend Obsidian to empaths, as it works well for shielding without creating so heavy a barrier that it cuts you off from things altogether. However, if you're extremely sensitive or going into a very difficult situation where you need extra protection, try Jet or Black Onyx. Personally I feel that Jet is really good at dispersing negative energy, letting you "ghost" right through it, while Onyx creates a solid, impenetrable shield. Onyx is a power stone... be careful as you will usually attract attention while wearing it.

Hematite is also good for both grounding and shielding, but this one comes with a warning: Just as the polished stone can have a mirror-like appearance, so it so you may find it brings up many mirrors for you regarding your deepest emotional issues. Be prepared, and don't use it unless you have the strength and energy to handle a few emotional challenges.

Tiger's Eye can be very useful as well. It works well when worn, of course, but I've also found it to be very useful for protecting my living space. A small piece over every opening to the space (doors, windows, etc) will create a natural circle of protection for your home.

Petrified Wood, I have found, seems to create a deep connection to the earth and nature. As such, it is naturally grounding, and will automatically tap you into deeper wells of energy to project into your psychic shields.

Nature - There is nothing as grounding as, well, the ground. Lay on your stomach with your face to your left. Let yourself sink into the terrain... imagine your whole body taking root and becoming one with the plant life around you. Take deep breaths, breathing in the life-force deep within the earth and blow out into the wind all the negativity and fear within you. Imagine that every particle, every molecule, every atom in your body has rejoined the womb of the earth, and been replaced by one that is fresh and clean and new. Draw the power of the earth into yourself. Now, turn and face the sun. Let it shine into you, melting away your stress and frustration. Imagine the light seeping into your pores, cleansing your physical body as well as your aura. Soak up the energy and the warmth until you feel ready to move again. Take a few gentle breaths to center yourself, and smile!


Once you've grounded out the negative and recharged yourself with positive energy, it is time to put some safeguards in place to make sure your system doesn't get all clogged up again. Again, there are hundreds of ways to accomplish this, and I suggest trying out several techniques to see what works best for you. Meanwhile, here are a couple of simple techniques that will get you started.

Short version

Close your eyes for a moment and take a few gentle breaths to calm and center yourself. If possible, touch the tips of your pointer fingers and thumbs together, letting your arms hang naturally by your sides. Now, take a deep breath in, and visualize a brilliant white tube of light flashing down from above you, completely surrounding you. Take a moment to breathe this light in, and imagine it filling every cell in your body. Imagine that the tube of light around you becomes an invisible force-field or shield that automatically repels any negative energy and returns it directly to the sender. Know that the more intense the incoming energy gets, the thicker the shield will be, and the calmer you will become.

If you are being menaced or feel threatened by a specific individual, visualize the tube of light coming down around the person who is making your uncomfortable. Visualize their anger or negativity as a dark mass within their heart. Watch as the light penetrates their body and infuses their every cell with a golden glow, which melts away the dark mass within them until it is gone. Stay calm, remember to breathe deeply and deliberately, and begin projecting love towards them. If possible, visualize a beam of warm golden light streaming from your heart to theirs, warming them up from the inside, melting their anger and frustration away.

Finally, take a few gentle cleansing breaths to center yourself, and of course don't forget to smile it'll confuse the heck out of anyone who's trying to stay negative!

Long version

This version starts out using the same technique as the shorter one, but expands on it and gives you an anchor so you can summon the shield at will, later on. As with the grounding technique, the more times you do it, the stronger the shield becomes and the better the anchor will work in emergency situations.

Close your eyes for a moment and take a few gentle breaths to calm and center yourself. If possible, touch the tips of your pointer fingers and thumbs together, letting your arms hang naturally by your sides. Now, take a deep breath in, and visualize a brilliant white tube of light flashing down from above you, completely surrounding you. Take a moment to breathe this light in, and imagine it filling every cell in your body. Imagine that the tube of light around you becomes an invisible force-field or shield that automatically repels any negative energy and returns it directly to the sender. Know that the more intense the incoming energy gets, the thicker the shield will be, and the calmer you will become.

Now take a moment and imagine some sort of clothing that symbolizes protection and power to you. It could be a suit of armor, a black Cat-woman' or Batman' type suit, a magical cloak, a business suit, or so on. It doesn't matter what you use, as long as the image holds power for you. Now, in your mind's eye, see this armor as clearly and as detailed as possible. Visualize it surrounded by two layers of light: first, a silvery white light, first, that sinks into the armor and makes it completely invincible. Second, a golden white light that surrounds the armor at all times and transmutes any incoming energy into positive energy that will strengthen you. Now put the armor on. Feel the power in it, the grounding energy that flows through you when you wear it.

As before, think of a physical action that you can anchor as a trigger to this state (it helps if this is similar to the anchor you picked for the grounding technique). Perhaps you choose to snap your fingers twice. Imagine that by performing the action, the trigger, you are activating your armor and calling down a tube of light simultaneously. Practice a few times imagine yourself without the armor, then snap your fingers twice and see how the armor instantly wraps around your body, while a brilliant white light surrounds you and creates in invisible energy barrier. Every time you perform the trigger action, the suit and the light manifest more quickly, and grow more powerful. Keep practicing until this becomes like second nature, and you feel completely comfortable. You now have instant protection at the snap of your fingers.

Finally, think of an individual or a situation that you find challenging, or that makes you feel afraid or uncomfortable. Activate your armor and your energy barrier. Imagine a brilliant beam of golden white light flowing outwards from your heart, bathing the person or situation in warmth and love. If it is a person, infuse them with love and light until the anger or negativity falls away, and they stand naked before you. See them as they truly are; a spirit in a human body who has forgotten who they really are, and are lost in a cycle of anger and negativity. Try to feel compassion for them, rather than anger or fear. If compassion is too difficult, at least try to become completely indifferent to them, not caring what they say or think or do in any way.

To complete this technique, take a few more gentle breaths to cleanse and center yourself. Smile, and open your eyes.

Pinching, Plucking, or Cutting the Cord

Earlier in the chapter we explored the idea of energetic cords that connect us to other people. It is time now to take that concept one step further. When we become emotionally involved in or attached to something, be it a person, a place, a situation, a relationship, or so on, we create an energetic bond with it. Just as the bond can be created, so it can also be destroyed. In a way, these energetic cords are very similar to garden hoses; they can be pinched, they can be disconnected (or plucked'), and they can be cut. You must choose which is the most appropriate based on your situation.

Pinching the cord is most useful in a situation involving someone who is a regular part of your life. Perhaps a spouse or co-worker is highly stressed and is affecting your energy levels, or maybe one of your friends is being an energy vampire and you're finding it difficult to cope with. You don't want to remove the person entirely from your life, but you know you need things to change. In a situation like this, one needs to consciously govern the energy flow between yourself and the other party. Pinching the cord is a good way to accomplish this.

Plucking the cord is for the more difficult situations, such as a break-up, divorce, or releasing attachments to someone who is no longer in your life. In this case, you want to completely disconnect the energy cord between you and them, to make letting go and moving on a little easier. Plucking the cord accomplishes what the name implies; you find the cord, pull it out, and remove it from your energy field entirely.

Cutting the cord is for severe instances, where neither pinching nor plucking has been effective. For example, if you need to separate yourself from an entire group of people at once, or you wish to disassociate yourself from a situation completely; if you've plucked a cord repeatedly but have allowed it to reconnect each time; or perhaps you're trying to let go of a desire that doesn't serve you anymore (such as an addiction). In these kinds of situations, cutting the cord is your best option.

There is no short version of this technique. Find somewhere you can sit or stand comfortably with your spine erect. Your surroundings should preferably be quiet and dimly lit, as this allows for easier concentration. For those who have difficulty sensing the energy, make sure the air in the room is as still as possible, with no noticeable drafts or airflows. Try to make sure that you will not be interrupted, as it is very important to complete the technique in its entirety for it to be fully effective. The instructions will be written as if you are working with a cord connected to another person; however, the process is the same when working with a connection to a place, situation, desire, etc.

Let us begin!

Start with a few gentle breaths to cleanse and center yourself. When you are ready, close your eyes. Visualize a brilliant white tube of light flashing down from above you, completely surrounding you. Take a moment to breathe this light in, and imagine it filling every cell in your body. Imagine that the tube of light around you becomes an invisible force-field or shield that automatically repels any negative energy. Take a few more deliberate breaths, until you are ready to proceed.

First, become aware of your hands. Notice the temperature of the air, the texture of whatever they are resting against. Wiggle your fingers, stretch them, and shake them out. Take a few more gentle breaths.

Now, take your dominant hand and hold it up, palm towards you, about two inches away from your forehead, close enough to feel the body heat reflected from your hands and your head. Become familiar with this feeling, and then move your hand away. Shake out your hands, blow on them, and take a few more gentle breaths.

Next, move your hand back up to your forehead, but this time, hold your palm approximately 4-6 inches away from your forehead, just above the level of your eyes. Gently move your hand back and forth until you feel a sensation that is different from the body heat you felt earlier. Everyone describes this sensation differently; some feel a magnetic push or pull, some describe a tingly' sensation, and others feel either a hotspot' or a sort of cool breeze that seems to flow from that point on your body. However it feels to you is fine. Find the sensation, and move your hand around a little to get acquainted with the feeling. How far away from your body can you sense it? Play with the energy a little, get used to the feeling. This is the energy of your Third Eye Chakra.

When you are ready, form an image in your mind of the person you wish to be disconnected from. Think about them. Picture them in the setting in which you were in contact with them most often. Imagine their mannerisms, their scent, their tone of voice. Notice how the energy feels while you are doing this.

As you hold the image of them in your mind, begin to move your hand down the center axis of your body, keeping it at the same distance from your body as it was from your forehead. You may feel a strong sensation when you pass your heart area; ignore this and continue moving your hand downwards until you reach the level of your stomach. With the image of the person still strongly in mind, move your hand around until you feel the same sensation as you felt at your forehead.

Once you have found the sensation, notice how large it is in diameter. Is it the size of a pencil? A nickel? A garden hose, perhaps? Larger? See if you can encircle this area with your thumb and pointer finger. Can you touch the tips of your thumb and finger together, or is the cord even larger than that? Find the edges; get a general feel for the size of the cord.

(*Note: from here the procedure changes slightly depending on whether you're pinching, plucking, or cutting. Jump to the appropriate section below, complete the instructions, then move on to the final instructions.)

Pinching Once you've got a good feel for the cord, wrap your dominant hand around it and get a good grip. Now, simultaneously squeeze the cord and turn it a quarter turn counter-clockwise. Did you feel it get slightly smaller? How about a tightening in your stomach muscles? Take a few deep breaths, re-focus, and continue squeezing and rotating the cord counter-clockwise until it reaches the size you want. Most healthy cords are usually anywhere between the size of a pencil to the size of a quarter. A strong cord between you and a loved one may be larger than that though, so use your intuition to determine the proper size for you. Once you've reached the right size, take a deep breath in and then exhale sharply while visualizing a rush of white light and love energy shooting out from your belly, fully flushing out and cleansing the connection between you and the other person. As soon as you've completed your exhalation, firmly pinch the cord between your left thumb and forefinger. Move your right hand up to your forehead again, and imagine that a glowing white ball of light the same diameter as the cord comes out of your forehead and into your hand. This is a white-light filter, or screen. Bring the ball of light down to your belly and place it inside the cord, just outside your body. Now slowly unclench your left hand and allow the energy flow naturally. The screen will now automatically filter out any negative energy flowing towards you. (Proceed to final instructions)

Plucking Once you've got a good feel for the cord, wrap your dominant hand around it and get a good grip. Slowly move your hand away from your body, as if pulling the cord outwards, until you feel you stomach muscles clench a bit, or until you feel a bit of a tugging sensation. Now, take three deep breaths. On the third breath, breathe in as deeply as you can and hold it for a few seconds; imagine the air rushing around the point on your body where to cord connects, loosening it. Now with one quick motion, jerk the cord out of your body with a quick, sharp exhale. Simultaneously, clamp your left hand down on your body at the place where the cord came out and apply some pressure, as if it were a physical wound. With your dominant hand still holding the cord tightly and your other hand maintaining pressure on the spot where the cord was plucked from, say the words "I release you" with firm conviction. Bring the cord up to your mouth, take a deep breath in, the blow into the cord as hard as you can, simultaneously opening your hand wide. Watch the cord wither up, incinerating itself and crumbling away into dust. Take a few gentle breaths to ground and center yourself. Now reach up to your chest area and imagine that a glowing ball of light, the size of the old cord, comes out of your heart and into your hand. This is the equivalent of a psychic bandage. Move the ball of light down to where the cord was and flow it into your body, patching the hole and filling it with the light. Rub the spot on your body where the cord was and envision a gentle glow coming from your hands, sealing and healing that spot. (Proceed to final instructions)

Cutting - Once you've got a good feel for the cord, wrap your non-dominant hand around it and get a good grip. Slowly pull your hand away from your body, as if pulling the cord outwards, until you feel you stomach muscles clench a bit, or until you feel a bit of a tugging sensation. Now, hold out your dominant hand and make your fingers rigid, as if you were going to do a "karate chop". Take three deep breaths, and with each breath, visualize a piercing white light running in a ridge-line from the tip of your middle finger, down along the outside contour of your hand, along the underside of your arm reaching about halfway to your elbow. Imagine that this piercing white light has turned the bottom edge of your hand and arm into a razor-sharp sword of light, capable of effortlessly slicing through absolutely anything. Now, take three more breaths. On the third breath, breathe in as deeply as you can and hold it for a few seconds while seeing the air rushing around the point on your body where to cord connects, loosening it. Raise your knife-hand, and with a sharp exhalation, slash downwards between your left hand and your body, cutting easily and cleanly through the cord. Simultaneously, let go of the cord with your non-dominant hand and clamp down on your body at the place where the cord came out of you. Apply some pressure, as if it were a physical wound. Take a deep breath in, say the words "I banish you!" in a firm tone, and with your dominant hand make a slashing motion in front of you, releasing the white light blade into the cord as it withers up, incinerating itself and crumbling away into dust. Take a few gentle breaths to ground and center yourself. Now reach up to your chest area and imagine that a ball of light, the same size of the old cord, comes out of your forehead and into your hand. This is the equivalent of a psychic bandage. Move the ball of light down to where the cord was and gently flow it into your body, patching the hole and filling it with the light. Rub the spot on your body where the cord was and envision a gentle glow coming from your hands, sealing and healing that spot.

Final instructions Now that you have finished, it is important to balance your energy, both physically and psychically. Visualize a brilliant white tube of light flashing down from above you, completely surrounding you. Take a moment to breathe this light in, and imagine it filling every cell in your body. Affirm to yourself that every cell in your body is perfectly healthy and balanced. See the light swirl around you in a clockwise direction, charging you up and energizing you. Take a few minutes to breathe gently and enjoy the sensations in your body. When you are ready, take three deep breaths, smile, and open your eyes.

If you cut or plucked the cord, and did not spend enough time filling your body with light afterwards, you may feel some pain or aching in your heart or stomach. If this is the case, hold your hand over that spot on your body and visualize a glowing white light surrounding your hand, expanding into your body and filling the place where the ache is. Hold it there until you feel more comfortable.

After-care The next three days may be a little strange. You may feel some weird tingles or rushes of energy in various parts of your body, as your energy system recalibrates itself and comes back into balance. You will probably find that you have more energy in general, and you will definitely find more clarity regarding the person or situation that you were having difficulty with.

On the emotional front, you may find yourself experiencing unexpected emotional releases, which can manifest as mood swings, crying for no reason, etc. This is the body's way of cleansing the emotional baggage' out of your system. Don't try to stop it, unless absolutely necessary; if you are in a situation where protocol dictates control, then make sure to take some time at your earliest convenience to have a good cry, engage in primal scream therapy, create whatever form of art appeals to you most and allows you to express yourself freely, or even beat the heck out of a pillow. Anything that helps you release those pent-up emotions is good.

One major word of warning though: when you cut or pluck a cord, the other person will know that something has happened. They may not know it consciously, but they will definitely know on it a subconscious level, since suddenly they are not receiving the energy from you that they are used to. Consciously, they may just feel oddly troubled or frustrated, like there's something wrong. Obviously, they will want to re-connect as soon as possible to make up for the energy loss; they may call you out of the blue or suddenly make some sort of unexpected contact. Even if you don't hear from them in person, you may find that their cords start to ping' you for a few days, in an attempt to reconnect. You will know this is happening if you suddenly find yourself thinking about them out of the blue, dreaming or daydreaming about them, etc. Anytime this happens, repeat: "I release you" and imagine that you are literally plucking the thought of them out of your head and tossing it away to your left. Keep doing this until you don't find yourself thinking of them any more, or when you do think of them, there is no accompanying emotion other than compassion. Success!

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06/13/14 06:26:56AM
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Hi Hammer

Thanks for the great link. I will be adding this to the Library and to my welcome to new members. This was a great find.

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06/03/14 07:05:36AM
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This is nothing to worry about. It is all part of the Awakening and the Ascension. You have awakened to the fact that you are an empathic Lightworker and that you are elevating your frequency by doing acts of Love. If you would like to learn more about what you have been sent here to accomplish I suggest that you pick up a copy of Dolores Cannon's book "The Three Waves of Volunteers and The New Earth". It will open up your spirit to what is really going on with the melding of the higher frequencies and this world. You are becoming a very strong Lightworker. I have walked the path that you have walked with addictions and now live a clean life. It is very hard for those of us who come from a higher frequency to come into this world and live at such a low, dense vibration. We have a tendency to seek relief in substance abuse. It is something that happens to people such as we are. However, it also aids in the ability to further identify with, and be empathic to, others. It deepens our ability to love people in spite of their outward appearances and see the spirit inside the body. We FEEL the oneness to everyone that we meet and as we aid others it develops this ability and raises our frequencies even more. Not only do you strengthen your commitment to being a Lightworker, you also bring others who have become lost back into the Light and aid them in elevating their frequency, thus helping to elevate the total frequency of this world. Each act of kindness ripples outwards and touches three other people that you may never, ever meet.This is who we are and what we do.

You will find topics on Lightworkers, Angels, Meditationand Crystals in the Library of Inspiration along with many other topics that will help you become even stronger in the Light. If you ever want me to do research for you or just chatplease feel free to just drop by. I am always here and will always answer.

Throw some love into the wind.


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06/03/14 04:44:25AM
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Hi Hammer

Here is a link for you that will help you with all numbers that may pop up in your life. This is part of the 11:11 phenomenon.

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05/16/14 07:43:25AM
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Hi Mary Anne

There is something coming. I have felt it for over 2 years. It was a vision of a dark cloud on the horizon. It was like a storm cloud that took up the whole sky on the horizon. It was very dark and ominous and stayed that way for some time. Last fall it started to move towards me and felt as if it was taken off of its leash. It is coming. That is the dark side of the vision. At the same time there was a feeling of inner calm and peace. All will be alright because we are of the Light.

The earth is changing in frequency to a higher vibration and it is also affecting those who are like us. We FEEL this change coming. It is alsoknown by the names the Awakening, The Quickening or The Correcting Time. In the Library of Inspiration you will find the topics "Angel Stories" and "The Correcting Time". In "Angel Stories"

the first story is about a member who was visited by a passed relative who mentions that this is the time of choosing to be of the Light or the Shadows. A line is being drawn in time and space. We, of our own free will, must choose which side of the line we will be on when the change comes.

The Correcting Time talks about those who have come here from the higher frequencies to either help from the spiritual frequency or to be born as enlightened children to help raise the levels of Light, Life and Love.

You should also have a look at the topic 1111 / Lightworker at the Library.

Dolores Cannon is a clinical hypnotherapist who has done thousands of past life regression sessions all over the world with many clients for the past 40 years. She has put together many books on what she has learned from these sessions. One of her latest books, which I am presently reading, is called "The Three Waves of Volunteers and The New Earth". It is something that you should pick up. It will answer a lot of your questions and take the fear away from your spirit and soul. You will learn a lot about why you are an empath and what is behind all of this. I have been doing research since I was 15and looking for answers beyond what I was taught by my "religious" leaders. I have been in this frequency for 63 years. Dolores found alot of what she learned a bit challenging at first, but the same messages kept coming through over and over again in these sessions from people all over the globe, in different races and backgrounds. As Sherlock Holmes once said, " When you remove the impossible whatever is left, however improbable, must be the truth". I am includingsome linksthat will help you understand and tonot be afraid. Knowledge is power and these videos will empower you.The first one is about 8 minutes long and the next one is closer to two hours. Some of it may be a bit difficult to wrap your mind around and that'sOK . Dolores felt thesame way as you will see in the second video.

Dolores Cannon

This coming change has been in the works for thousands of years and is finally here. It has never happened to another planet in the history of the universe. We are also the "darkest" and "thickest" planet in the universe. It is very difficult for people like us to be here, yet we chose to come to help. If I can be of further service to you just drop me a line.

Throw some love into the wind.


05/14/14 09:05:47AM
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Hi Lightworker

This was a joy to read. Be the Light and know that you are loved.

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05/13/14 06:43:26AM
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Hi Gabriel

You are experiencing what you came here to be, a healer. The energy is channeled energy from Source. You just have to learn to control it a bit better. You are part of the third wave of people who have come to this world to elevate the levels of Life, Light and Love. I am part of the first wave, the Wayshowers, the pioneers. I am a Librarian and collect information from many sources that will help you and your wave to access this knowledge in a linear fashion and thus allow you to go ahead with your duties and not have to look all over the place to find out what to do. You, and many from your wave,have DNA and RNAthat is different from other people. In addition to the "dreams" of your grandmother ( which are not dreams but astral communications, an experience as valid as your daily life in the flesh ) you probably get the high pitched ringing in the ears and chills, or shimmerings, across your shoulders and down your legs. These are downloads and reminders of your connection to source.

This is a time of major upgrades in the frequency of this world as it is on the verge of a major, major frequency change. This is an experience that has never happened before in the history of our universe, let alone this planet. It is known as The Awakening or The Correcting Time. This upgrade in frequency is a catch up for past mistakes and delineation from the original time line. It was supposed to have happened a few years ago, but was slowed down due to the attitudes of greed, fear and small mindedness of a lot of people. The vast majority of this world do not realize that they are spirits having a material experience and not who they see in the mirror. We are the water and not the sponge.

I am including a video that will help you with examples of a person who is like you, but much more advanced in knowing how to control his energy flow.

I also highly, highly recommend the following book that will help you get a grip on what is happening to you and why you have these abilities. I have been searching for this knowledge for many decades to add to my library and it will become part of the Library of Inspiration in revised topics in the near future. It is vital for you to comprehend that this material is valid. Time is growing short and speeding up.

The Thee Waves of Volunteers and The New Earth by Dolores Cannon

If you need further information; want a subject researched; or just wish to chat I am here and will always answer. These are my duties as a Wayshower / Lightworker. I also suggest that you contact Trevor Lewis here at the EC. He is from the second wave and will align your energy to maximize your abilities to use it wisely. You should also meditate daily and contact the angels Raphael and Chamuel to help with duties as a healer.

Throw some love into the wind.


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04/30/14 07:54:28AM
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Hi KimKim

I am so pleased that you and your soul mate enjoyed my topic. It is especially good news to receive a recommendation from the other side. That means a lot to me. I am saying thank you to your friend and please pass on my thanks as well.

I started my journey while I was in my teens long before there was anything like the EC, or computers for that matter. I was always interested in the other side and had to break out on my own when my religion at that time had no answers for me. I have researched most religions, spirituality, psychology, sociology, theology looking for answers as to why people do the things they do. I have had visits from passed relatives and have always been empathic. However, it really took off in the mid '80's when I started getting the 11:11 time prompts and the "chills".In the Divine Love topic at the Library you can readabout my infusion ofDivine Love thatreally changed my connection with the Light. Shortly after I found the EC I was encouraged by my angels and Elise to put what I have learned and experiencedin writing sothatothers who were new to this frequency would knowthat they were not alone, notgoing crazy,and that there was someone else who had already walked in their shoes. So this is what I do now and have helped hundreds of people from many countries find their own path into the Light. This is not an ego thing, it is my duty as a Lightworker and for the sharing and elevation of Life, Light and Love in this world.

So, I hope that you "friend" me as I wish to talk to you in a more private setting. I thank you and your soul mate for your very touching comments and if I can ever be of service to you please feel free to contact me at anytime. I am always here and will always answer. Know that you are loved.

Throw some love into the wind.


04/28/14 01:12:21PM
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Hi KimKim

First off, Big Smile to you and lots of love. You will not feel an overgrown or overblown ego. That is impossible. You are a Lightworker and as such live to serve. I am like you and have a saying; "To Serve is to Love; To Love is to Serve"I have a very strong connection to angels and talk to them everyday. My personal angel, the one some people call a guardian angel, is named Afriel. Archangel Chamuel is the one who inspired me to write the short poem "Be The Light" which you can read at this link.

Some, like Doreen Virtue, have described what you are as being an "Earth Angel". That is someone who is of a high spiritual nature and frequency who has come into this world at this particular time, ( The Correcting Time or The Awakening ) to help raise the levels of Light, Life and Love. You are not KimKim, but an eternal spirit having a material experience. KimKim is just a part of who you are. You are the water and not the sponge. The following is a video from Doreen Virtue on the topic of Earth Angels. I do not endorse her products, but am sending you this video for the information contained within it.

Earth Angels

In her books Lorna Byrne, who has been able to see angels from birth, has described angels as beings who are different from us. We have souls and angels do not. I feel that the person who did your reading was at a bit of a loss to describe the strength of your energy. It is very strong, but different from angels. You are definitely a Lightworker and will be a great asset to the raising of this world's frequency. You may well be questioning this news and your role in these duties. However, recent events have taken over and have taken away your doubting of this situation. As Sherlock Holmes would say, "When you remove the impossible whatever is left, however improbable, must be the truth". That is where you and I are.

You now have a great friend in the higher realms. I suggest that you continue your chats on a daily basis. This will deepen and strengthen the connection and the clarity of the messages. It is easier for us to reach up than it is for them to reach down. This is a very thick frequency and it requires a lot of energy to contact us. Daily meditation will help. If you start to ask for the help of angels in your life you can learn more about them at the Library of Inspiration. I would also suggest that you ask your own personal guardian angel to reinforce your energy and to allow teaching angels into your life.

Since Ifirst metyou back in November I have greatly expanded my welcoming message to newcomers. I will include the new links that I send out. Here they are:

Has Anyone Told You

I AM Awake

Take 30 Seconds and Change the World

This next linkwill help you understand why you feel outside of "normal". This explanation will bring you into greater alignment with all that is, with your purpose that you set forth and into motion in spirit before you became a spiritual being having a material experience.

Being Tuned in, A Lightworkers Guide

The second link is a description of how to gain even greater insight and connection to yourhigher self on a daily basis and to bring greater happiness and joy into your life.

Things You Must Do Everyday

You will find the first story very intriguing.

Angel Stories

You may already be seeing the time prompts on a regular basis, but it is the second part of this link that you should find interesting as well. There are other good links within this topic that will open other doors for you.

1111 / Lightworker

When you visit the Library look up the topic "Indigo and Crystal People".

I am also including a direct link to my YouTube channel which will help you. This will include the sublime music of Liquid Mind ( beautiful videos), meditation videos, Abraham / Esther Hicks talks which will grant you further knowledge from the celestial realms, Lorna Byrne videos which will expand your knowledge on angels, Lightworker videos, and exercise for empaths that will not only improve your health, but strengthen your spirit as well.


I hope that you enjoy the links and if you wish to chat further that is quite alright with me.

Throw some love into the wind.


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04/11/14 10:41:40AM
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Why are you here? The story behind the Empath Community...


Hi Elise

My dear and beautiful friend, thank you so much for creating this little oasis of Light, Life and Love in this world. I have grown so much since I wandered in the front door. This is our little way station between this frequency and the next. As you have already stated we all learn from each other and in the process the Light grows stronger. A candle looses nothing by lighting another candle, but you are much more than that. You are a Lighthouse Lightworker, a Wayshower; the one that reaches out into the darkness and draws the lost into a safe harbour. You are a special soul who walks with assured footsteps amidst the chaos and marks the path forothers to follow. Thank you so much formaking the choice to sit down at your computer and hit the"send" button to all of us. I have included two of my favourite Lightworker videos for you from my private collection.

Lighthouse Wisdom

A Lightworker's Guide

Know that you are loved so very much and completely beyond your capacity to comprehend or understand. May all that is of the Light, and every angel, watch over and protect you.

Throw some love into the wind.


03/25/14 11:07:41AM
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Archangel Ariel / Protector of Nature, Animals,

Library of Light


Ariel, whose name means"Altar" and "Lioness of God", is known as the angel of nature. Ariel sometimes appears in male or female guise. She oversees the protection and healing of children, animals and plants, as well as the care of the Earth's elements (such as water, wind, and fire). She punishes those who harm God's creation. People sometimes ask for Ariel's help to: take good care of the environment and God's creatures (including both wild animals and pets) and to provide healing that they need, according to God's will (Ariel works with the archangel Raphael when healing).

The Jewish aprocryphal text The Wisdom of Solomon describes Ariel as an angel who punishes demons. The Christian Gnostic text Pistis Sophia also says that Ariel works punishing the wicked. Later texts describe Ariel's role caring for nature, including the Hierarchy of the Blessed Angels (published in the 1600s), which calls Ariel "Earth's great lord." She also helps human beings develop the soul qualities of courage, focus, healing, awakening and to stand up for what you believe in. She also is a protecting angel from slanderers and dark energy beings.

Ariel is part of the choir of angels called the virtues, who are the angels of healing, miracles, andinspire people on Earth to create great art and make great scientific discoveries. Some Christians consider Ariel to be the patron saint of new beginnings.


Rose Quartz, Amethyst, Sugulite, Moonstone, Pink Tourmaline


Third Eye

Aura Color

Pale Pink or Indigo


Healing, Focusing, Healing, Awakening.

updated by @bing: 02/22/17 10:09:27AM
03/06/14 10:56:29AM
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Hi Courtney

You are definitely one of us and will find that you are no longer alone.It is like FINALLY being able to let go that breath you've been holding in for so long. Here at the EC you will be able to share your experiences in a complete open manner and be surrounded by people who completely understand. Here at the EC you will always be treated with kindness, compassion, and most importantly LOVE. Welcome Home.

Throw some love into the wind.


updated by @bing: 02/08/17 07:52:03AM
02/26/14 01:15:14PM
548 posts

Relaxing Music

Library of Light


The following music is the most relaxing music in the world and is used in therapeutic settings. Put it on and just let it play. Your blood pressure will drop and you will become very relaxed.

Liquid Mind /Soft Focus

Liquid Mind /Glowing Calm

Liquid Mind /Dream Messenger

Marconi /Weightless

Liquid Mind / Slow World

Liquid Mind / Sleep

You can connect to more of this music at my YouTube channel 1111Angels.

Throw some love into the wind.


updated by @bing: 02/23/17 02:23:40PM
02/26/14 12:46:46PM
548 posts

The Tao Te Ching / The Wisest Book Ever Written Part 2

Library of Light


I am so glad that I was able to help you today.

Throw some love into the wind.


02/25/14 12:50:14PM
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The Tao Te Ching / The Wisest Book Ever Written Part 2

Library of Light

The Tao Te Ching
Tao and Virtue Classic

Tao Ching
Tao Classic - Chapters 1 to 37

Chapter 1

The Tao that can be spoken is not the eternal Tao
The name that can be named is not the eternal name
The nameless is the origin of Heaven and Earth
The named is the mother of myriad things
Thus, constantly without desire, one observes its essence
Constantly with desire, one observes its manifestations
These two emerge together but differ in name
The unity is said to be the mystery
Mystery of mysteries, the door to all wonders

Chapter 2

When the world knows beauty as beauty, ugliness arises
When it knows good as good, evil arises
Thus being and non-being produce each other
Difficult and easy bring about each other
Long and short reveal each other
High and low support each other
Music and voice harmonize each other
Front and back follow each other
Therefore the sages:
Manage the work of detached actions
Conduct the teaching of no words
They work with myriad things but do not control
They create but do not possess
They act but do not presume
They succeed but do not dwell on success
It is because they do not dwell on success
That it never goes away

Chapter 3

Do not glorify the achievers
So the people will not squabble
Do not treasure goods that are hard to obtain
So the people will not become thieves
Do not show the desired things
So their hearts will not be confused

Thus the governance of the sage:
Empties their hearts
Fills their bellies
Weakens their ambitions
Strengthens their bones

Let the people have no cunning and no greed
So those who scheme will not dare to meddle

Act without contrivance
And nothing will be beyond control

Chapter 4

The Tao is empty
When utilized, it is not filled up
So deep! It seems to be the source of all things

It blunts the sharpness
Unravels the knots
Dims the glare
Mixes the dusts

So indistinct! It seems to exist
I do not know whose offspring it is
Its image is the predecessor of the Emperor

Chapter 5

Heaven and Earth are impartial
They regard myriad things as straw dogs
The sages are impartial
They regard people as straw dogs

The space between Heaven and Earth
Is it not like a bellows?
Empty, and yet never exhausted
It moves, and produces more

Too many words hasten failure
Cannot compare to keeping to the void

Chapter 6

The valley spirit, undying
Is called the Mystic Female

The gate of the Mystic Female
Is called the root of Heaven and Earth

It flows continuously, barely perceptible
Utilize it; it is never exhausted

Chapter 7

Heaven and Earth are everlasting
The reason Heaven and Earth can last forever
Is that they do not exist for themselves
Thus they can last forever

Therefore the sages:
Place themselves last but end up in front
Are outside of themselves and yet survive
Is it not due to their selflessness?
That is how they can achieve their own goals

Chapter 8

The highest goodness resembles water
Water greatly benefits myriad things without contention
It stays in places that people dislike
Therefore it is similar to the Tao

Dwelling with the right location
Feeling with great depth
Giving with great kindness
Speaking with great integrity
Governing with great administration
Handling with great capability
Moving with great timing

Because it does not contend
It is therefore beyond reproach

Chapter 9

Holding a cup and overfilling it
Cannot be as good as stopping short
Pounding a blade and sharpening it
Cannot be kept for long

Gold and jade fill up the room
No one is able to protect them
Wealth and position bring arrogance
And leave disasters upon oneself

When achievement is completed, fame is attained
Withdraw oneself
This is the Tao of Heaven

Chapter 10

In holding the soul and embracing oneness
Can one be steadfast, without straying?
In concentrating the energy and reaching relaxation
Can one be like an infant?
In cleaning away the worldly view
Can one be without imperfections?
In loving the people and ruling the nation
Can one be without manipulation?
In the heavenly gate's opening and closing
Can one hold to the feminine principle?
In understanding clearly all directions
Can one be without intellectuality?

Bearing it, rearing it
Bearing without possession
Achieving without arrogance
Raising without domination
This is called the Mystic Virtue

Chapter 11

Thirty spokes join in one hub
In its emptiness, there is the function of a vehicle
Mix clay to create a container
In its emptiness, there is the function of a container
Cut open doors and windows to create a room
In its emptiness, there is the function of a room

Therefore, that which exists is used to create benefit
That which is empty is used to create functionality

Chapter 12

The five colors make one blind in the eyes
The five sounds make one deaf in the ears
The five flavors make one tasteless in the mouth

Racing and hunting make one wild in the heart
Goods that are difficult to acquire make one cause damage

Therefore the sages care for the stomach and not the eyes
That is why they discard the other and take this

Chapter 13

Favor and disgrace make one fearful
The greatest misfortune is the self
What does "favor and disgrace make one fearful" mean?
Favor is high; disgrace is low
Having it makes one fearful
Losing it makes one fearful
This is "favor and disgrace make one fearful"

What does "the greatest misfortune is the self" mean?
The reason I have great misfortune
Is that I have the self
If I have no self
What misfortune do I have?

So one who values the self as the world
Can be given the world
One who loves the self as the world
Can be entrusted with the world

Chapter 14

Look at it, it cannot be seen
It is called colorless
Listen to it, it cannot be heard
It is called noiseless
Reach for it, it cannot be held
It is called formless
These three cannot be completely unraveled
So they are combined into one

Above it, not bright
Below it, not dark
Continuing endlessly, cannot be named
It returns back into nothingness
Thus it is called the form of the formless
The image of the imageless
This is called enigmatic
Confront it, its front cannot be seen
Follow it, its back cannot be seen

Wield the Tao of the ancients
To manage the existence of today
One can know the ancient beginning
It is called the Tao Axiom

Chapter 15

The Tao masters of antiquity
Subtle wonders through mystery
Depths that cannot be discerned
Because one cannot discern them
Therefore one is forced to describe the appearance

Hesitant, like crossing a wintry river
Cautious, like fearing four neighbors
Solemn, like a guest
Loose, like ice about to melt
Genuine, like plain wood
Open, like a valley
Opaque, like muddy water

Who can be muddled yet desist
In stillness gradually become clear?
Who can be serene yet persist
In motion gradually come alive?

One who holds this Tao does not wish to be overfilled
Because one is not overfilled
Therefore one can preserve and not create anew

Chapter 16

Attain the ultimate emptiness
Hold on to the truest tranquility
The myriad things are all active
I therefore watch their return

Everything flourishes; each returns to its root
Returning to the root is called tranquility
Tranquility is called returning to one's nature
Returning to one's nature is called constancy
Knowing constancy is called clarity

Not knowing constancy, one recklessly causes trouble
Knowing constancy is acceptance
Acceptance is impartiality
Impartiality is sovereign
Sovereign is Heaven
Heaven is Tao
Tao is eternal
The self is no more, without danger

Chapter 17

The highest rulers, people do not know they have them
The next level, people love them and praise them
The next level, people fear them
The next level, people despise them
If the rulers' trust is insufficient
Have no trust in them

Proceeding calmly, valuing their words
Task accomplished, matter settled
The people all say, "We did it naturally"

Chapter 18

The great Tao fades away
There is benevolence and justice
Intelligence comes forth
There is great deception

The six relations are not harmonious
There is filial piety and kind affection
The country is in confused chaos
There are loyal ministers

Chapter 19

End sagacity; abandon knowledge
The people benefit a hundred times

End benevolence; abandon righteousness
The people return to piety and charity

End cunning; discard profit
Bandits and thieves no longer exist

These three things are superficial and insufficient
Thus this teaching has its place:
Show plainness; hold simplicity
Reduce selfishness; decrease desires

Chapter 20

Cease learning, no more worries
Respectful response and scornful response
How much is the difference?
Goodness and evil
How much do they differ?
What the people fear, I cannot be unafraid

So desolate! How limitless it is!
The people are excited
As if enjoying a great feast
As if climbing up to the terrace in spring
I alone am quiet and uninvolved
Like an infant not yet smiling
So weary, like having no place to return
The people all have surplus
While I alone seem lacking
I have the heart of a fool indeed so ignorant!
Ordinary people are bright
I alone am muddled
Ordinary people are scrutinizing
I alone am obtuse
Such tranquility, like the ocean
Such high wind, as if without limits

The people all have goals
And I alone am stubborn and lowly
I alone am different from them
And value the nourishing mother

Chapter 21

The appearance of great virtue
Follows only the Tao
The Tao, as a thing
Seems indistinct, seems unclear

So unclear, so indistinct
Within it there is image
So indistinct, so unclear
Within it there is substance
So deep, so profound
Within it there is essence

Its essence is supremely real
Within it there is faith
From ancient times to the present
Its name never departs
To observe the source of all things
How do I know the nature of the source?
With this

Chapter 22

Yield and remain whole
Bend and remain straight
Be low and become filled
Be worn out and become renewed
Have little and receive
Have much and be confused
Therefore the sages hold to the one as an example for the world
Without flaunting themselves and so are seen clearly
Without presuming themselves and so are distinguished
Without praising themselves and so have merit
Without boasting about themselves and so are lasting

Because they do not contend, the world cannot contend with them
What the ancients called "the one who yields and remains whole"
Were they speaking empty words?
Sincerity becoming whole, and returning to oneself

Chapter 23

Sparse speech is natural
Thus strong wind does not last all morning
Sudden rain does not last all day
What makes this so? Heaven and Earth
Even Heaven and Earth cannot make it last
How can humans?

Thus those who follow the Tao are with the Tao
Those who follow virtue are with virtue
Those who follow loss are with loss
Those who are with the Tao, the Tao is also pleased to have them
Those who are with virtue, virtue is also pleased to have them
Those who are with loss, loss is also please to have them
Those who do not trust sufficiently, others have no trust in them

Chapter 24

Those who are on tiptoes cannot stand
Those who straddle cannot walk
Those who flaunt themselves are not clear
Those who presume themselves are not distinguished
Those who praise themselves have no merit
Those who boast about themselves do not last

Those with the Tao call such things leftover food or tumors
They despise them
Thus, those who possesses the Tao do not engage in them

Chapter 25

There is something formlessly created
Born before Heaven and Earth
So silent! So ethereal!
Independent and changeless
Circulating and ceaseless
It can be regarded as the mother of the world

I do not know its name
Identifying it, I call it "Tao"
Forced to describe it, I call it great
Great means passing
Passing means receding
Receding means returning
Therefore the Tao is great
Heaven is great
Earth is great
The sovereign is also great
There are four greats in the universe
And the sovereign occupies one of them
Humans follow the laws of Earth
Earth follows the laws of Heaven
Heaven follows the laws of Tao
Tao follows the laws of nature

Chapter 26

Heaviness is the root of lightness
Quietness is the master of restlessness

Therefore the sages travel an entire day
Without leaving the heavy supplies
Even though there are luxurious sights
They are composed and transcend beyond

How can the lords of ten thousand chariots
Apply themselves lightly to the world?
To be light is to lose one's root
To be restless is to lose one's mastery

Chapter 27

Good traveling does not leave tracks
Good speech does not seek faults
Good reckoning does not use counters
Good closure needs no bar and yet cannot be opened
Good knot needs no rope and yet cannot be untied

Therefore sages often save others
And so do not abandon anyone
They often save things
And so do not abandon anything
This is called following enlightenment

Therefore the good person is the teacher of the bad person
The bad person is the resource of the good person
Those who do not value their teachers
And do not love their resources
Although intelligent, they are greatly confused
This is called the essential wonder

Chapter 28

Know the masculine, hold to the feminine
Be the watercourse of the world
Being the watercourse of the world
The eternal virtue does not depart
Return to the state of the infant
Know the white, hold to the black
Be the standard of the world
Being the standard of the world
The eternal virtue does not deviate
Return to the state of the boundless
Know the honor, hold to the humility
Be the valley of the world
Being the valley of the world
The eternal virtue shall be sufficient
Return to the state of plain wood
Plain wood splits, then becomes tools
The sages utilize them
And then become leaders
Thus the greater whole is undivided

Chapter 29

Those who wish to take the world and control it
I see that they cannot succeed
The world is a sacred instrument
One cannot control it
The one who controls it will fail
The one who grasps it will lose

Because all things:
Either lead or follow
Either blow hot or cold
Either have strength or weakness
Either have ownership or take by force

Therefore the sage:
Eliminates extremes
Eliminates excess
Eliminates arrogance

Chapter 30

The one who uses the Tao to advise the ruler
Does not dominate the world with soldiers
Such methods tend to be returned

The place where the troops camp
Thistles and thorns grow
Following the great army
There must be an inauspicious year

A good commander achieves result, then stops
And does not dare to reach for domination
Achieves result but does not brag
Achieves result but does not flaunt
Achieves result but is not arrogant
Achieves result but only out of necessity
Achieves result but does not dominate

Things become strong and then get old
This is called contrary to the Tao
That which is contrary to the Tao soon ends

Chapter 31

A strong military, a tool of misfortune
All things detest it
Therefore, those who possess the Tao avoid it
Honorable gentlemen, while at home, value the left
When deploying the military, value the right

The military is a tool of misfortune
Not the tool of honorable gentlemen
When using it out of necessity
Calm detachment should be above all
Victorious but without glory
Those who glorify
Are delighting in the killing
Those who delight in killing
Cannot achieve their ambitions upon the world

Auspicious events favor the left
Inauspicious events favor the right
The lieutenant general is positioned to the left
The major general is positioned to the right
We say that they are treated as if in a funeral
Those who have been killed
Should be mourned with sadness
Victory in war should be treated as a funeral

Chapter 32

The Tao, eternally nameless
Its simplicity, although imperceptible
Cannot be treated by the world as subservient

If the sovereign can hold on to it
All will follow by themselves
Heaven and Earth, together in harmony
Will rain sweet dew
People will not need to force it; it will adjust by itself

In the beginning, there were names
Names came to exist everywhere
One should know when to stop
Knowing when to stop, thus avoiding danger

The existence of the Tao in the world
Is like streams in the valley into rivers and the ocean

Chapter 33

Those who understand others are intelligent
Those who understand themselves are enlightened

Those who overcome others have strength
Those who overcome themselves are powerful

Those who know contentment are wealthy
Those who proceed vigorously have willpower

Those who do not lose their base endure
Those who die but do not perish have longevity

Chapter 34

The great Tao is like a flood
It can flow to the left or to the right

The myriad things depend on it for life, but it never stops
It achieves its work, but does not take credit
It clothes and feeds myriad things, but does not rule over them

Ever desiring nothing
It can be named insignificant
Myriad things return to it but it does not rule over them
It can be named great

Even in the end, it does not regard itself as great
That is how it can achieve its greatness

Chapter 35

Hold the great image
All under heaven will come
They come without harm, in harmonious peace

Music and food, passing travelers stop
The Tao that is spoken out of the mouth
Is bland and without flavor

Look at it, it cannot be seen
Listen to it, it cannot be heard
Use it, it cannot be exhausted

Chapter 36

If one wishes to shrink it
One must first expand it
If one wishes to weaken it
One must first strengthen it
If one wishes to discard it
One must first promote it
If one wishes to seize it
One must first give it
This is called subtle clarity

The soft and weak overcomes the tough and strong
Fish cannot leave the depths
The sharp instruments of the state
Cannot be shown to the people

Chapter 37

The Tao is constant in non-action
Yet there is nothing it does not do

If the sovereign can hold on to this
All things shall transform themselves
Transformed, yet wishing to achieve
I shall restrain them with the simplicity of the nameless
The simplicity of the nameless
They shall be without desire
Without desire, using stillness
The world shall steady itself

Te Ching
Virtue Classic - Chapters 38 to 81

Chapter 38

High virtue is not virtuous
Therefore it has virtue
Low virtue never loses virtue
Therefore it has no virtue
High virtue takes no contrived action
And acts without agenda
Low virtue takes contrived action
And acts with agenda
High benevolence takes contrived action
And acts without agenda
High righteousness takes contrived action
And acts with agenda
High etiquette takes contrived action
And upon encountering no response
Uses arms to pull others

Therefore, the Tao is lost, and then virtue
Virtue is lost, and then benevolence
Benevolence is lost, and then righteousness
Righteousness is lost, and then etiquette
Those who have etiquette
are a thin shell of loyalty and sincerity
And the beginning of chaos
Those with foreknowledge
Are the flowers of the Tao
And the beginning of ignorance
Therefore the great person:
Abides in substance, and does not dwell on the thin shell
Abides in the real, and does not dwell on the flower
Thus they discard that and take this

Chapter 39

Those that attained oneness since ancient times:
The sky attained oneness and thus clarity
The earth attained oneness and thus tranquility
The gods attained oneness and thus divinity
The valley attained oneness and thus abundance
The myriad things attained oneness and thus life
The rulers attained oneness and became the standard for the world
These all emerged from oneness

The sky, lacking clarity, would break apart
The earth, lacking tranquility, would erupt
The gods, lacking divinity, would vanish
The valley, lacking abundance, would wither
Myriad things, lacking life, would be extinct
The rulers, lacking standard, would be toppled

Therefore, the honored uses the lowly as basis
The higher uses the lower as foundation
Thus the rulers call themselves alone, bereft, and unworthy
Is this not using the lowly as basis? Is it not so?
Therefore, the ultimate honor is no honor

Do not wish to be shiny like jade
Be dull like rocks

Chapter 40

The returning is the movement of the Tao
The weak is the utilization of the Tao

The myriad things of the world are born of being
Being is born of non-being

Chapter 41

Higher people hear of the Tao
They diligently practice it
Average people hear of the Tao
They sometimes keep it and sometimes lose it
Lower people hear of the Tao
They laugh loudly at it
If they do not laugh, it would not be the Tao

Therefore a proverb has the following:
The clear Tao appears unclear
The advancing Tao appears to retreat
The smooth Tao appears uneven
High virtue appears like a valley
Great integrity appears like disgrace
Encompassing virtue appears insufficient
Building virtue appears inactive
True substance appears inconstant
The great square has no corners
The great vessel is late in completion
The great music is imperceptible in sound
The great image has no form
The Tao is hidden and nameless
Yet it is only the Tao
That excels in giving and completing everything

Chapter 42

Tao produces one
One produces two
Two produce three
Three produce myriad things
Myriad things, backed by yin and embracing yang
Achieve harmony by integrating their energy
What the people dislike
Are alone, bereft, and unworthy
But the rulers call themselves with these terms

So with all things
Appear to take loss but benefit
Or receive benefit but lose
What the ancients taught
I will also teach
The violent one cannot have a natural death
I will use this as the principal of all teachings

Chapter 43

The softest things of the world
Override the hardest things of the world

That which has no substance
Enters into that which has no openings

From this I know the benefits of unattached actions
The teaching without words

The benefits of actions without attachment
Are rarely matched in the world

Chapter 44

Fame or the self, which is dearer?
The self or wealth, which is greater?
Gain or loss, which is more painful?

Thus excessive love must lead to great spending
Excessive hoarding must lead to heavy loss

Knowing contentment avoids disgrace
Knowing when to stop avoids danger
Thus one can endure indefinitely

Chapter 45

Great perfection seems flawed
Its function is without failure
Great fullness seems empty
Its function is without exhaustion
Great straightness seems bent

Great skill seems unrefined
Great eloquence seems inarticulate
Movement overcomes cold
Stillness overcomes heat
Clear quietness is the standard of the world

Chapter 46

When the world has the Tao
Fast horses are retired to till the soil
When the world lacks the Tao
Warhorses give birth on the battlefield

There is no crime greater than greed
No disaster greater than discontentment
No fault greater than avarice
Thus the satisfaction of contentment
is the lasting satisfaction

Chapter 47

Without going out the door, know the world
Without peering out the window, see the Heavenly Tao
The further one goes
The less one knows

Therefore the sage
Knows without going
Names without seeing
Achieves without striving

Chapter 48

Pursue knowledge, daily gain
Pursue Tao, daily loss

Loss and more loss
Until one reaches unattached action
With unattached action, there is nothing one cannot do

Take the world by constantly applying non-interference
The one who interferes is not qualified to take the world

Chapter 49

The sages have no constant mind
They take the mind of the people as their mind
Those who are good, I am good to them
Those who are not good, I am also good to them
Thus the virtue of goodness
Those who believe, I believe them
Those who do not believe, I also believe them
Thus the virtue of belief

The sages live in the world
They cautiously merge their mind for the world
The people all pay attention with their ears and eyes
The sages care for them as children

Chapter 50

Coming into life, entering death
The followers of life, three in ten
The followers of death, three in ten
Those whose lives are moved toward death
Also three in ten
Why? Because they live lives of excess

I've heard of those who are good at cultivating life
Traveling on the road, they do not encounter rhinos or tigers
Entering into an army, they are not harmed by weapons
Rhinos have nowhere to thrust their horns
Tigers have nowhere to clasp their claws
Soldiers have nowhere to lodge their blades
Why? Because they have no place for death

Chapter 51

Tao produces them
Virtue raises them
Things shape them
Forces perfect them

Therefore all things respect the Tao and value virtue
The respect for Tao, the value of virtue
Not due to command but to constant nature

Thus Tao produces them
Virtue raises them
Grows them, educates them
Perfects them, matures them
Nurtures them, protects them

Produces but does not possess
Acts but does not flaunt
Nurtures but does not dominate
This is called Mystic Virtue

Chapter 52

The world has a beginning
We regard it as the mother of the world
Having its mother
We can know her children
Knowing her children
Still holding on to the mother
Live without danger all through life

Close the mouth
Shut the doors
Live without toil all through life
Open the mouth
Meddle in the affairs
Live without salvation all through life

Seeing details is called clarity
Holding on to the soft is called strength
Utilize the light
Return to the clarity
Leaving no disasters for the self
This is called practicing constancy

Chapter 53

If I have a little knowledge
Walking on the great Tao
I fear only to deviate from it
The great Tao is broad and plain
But people like the side paths

The courts are corrupt
The fields are barren
The warehouses are empty

Officials wear fineries
Carry sharp swords
Fill up on drinks and food
Acquire excessive wealth

This is called robbery
It is not the Tao!

Chapter 54

That which is well established cannot be uprooted
That which is strongly held cannot be taken
The descendants will commemorate it forever

Cultivate it in yourself; its virtue shall be true
Cultivate it in the family; its virtue shall be abundant
Cultivate it in the community; its virtue shall be lasting
Cultivate it in the country; its virtue shall be prosperous
Cultivate it in the world; its virtue shall be widespread

Therefore observe others with yourself
Observe other families with your family
Observe other communities with your community
Observe other countries with your country
Observe the world with the world
With what do I know the world?
With this

Chapter 55

Those who hold an abundance of virtue
Are similar to newborn infants
Poisonous insects do not sting them
Wild beasts do not claw them
Birds of prey do not attack them
Their bones are weak, tendons are soft
But their grasp is firm
They do not know of sexual union but can manifest arousal
Due to the optimum of essence
They can cry the whole day and yet not be hoarse
Due to the optimum of harmony
Knowing harmony is said to be constancy
Knowing constancy is said to be clarity

Excessive vitality is said to be inauspicious
Mind overusing energy is said to be aggressive
Things become strong and then grow old
This is called contrary to the Tao
That which is contrary to the Tao will soon perish

Chapter 56

Those who know do not talk
Those who talk do not know

Close the mouth
Shut the doors
Blunt the sharpness
Unravel the knots
Dim the glare
Mix the dust
This is called Mystic Oneness

They cannot obtain this and be closer
They cannot obtain this and be distant
They cannot obtain this and be benefited
They cannot obtain this and be harmed
They cannot obtain this and be valued
They cannot obtain this and be degraded
Therefore, they become honored by the world

Chapter 57

Govern a country with upright integrity
Deploy the military with surprise tactics
Take the world with non-interference
How do I know this is so?
With the following:

When there are many restrictions in the world
The people become more impoverished
When people have many sharp weapons
The country becomes more chaotic
When people have many clever tricks
More strange things occur
The more laws are posted
The more robbers and thieves there are

Therefore the sage says:
I take unattached action, and the people transform themselves
I prefer quiet, and the people right themselves
I do not interfere, and the people enrich themselves
I have no desires, and the people simplify themselves

Chapter 58

When governing is lackluster
The people are simple and honest
When governing is scrutinizing
The people are shrewd and crafty

Misfortune is what fortune depends upon
Fortune is where misfortune hides beneath
Who knows their ultimate end?
They have no determined outcome
Rightness reverts to become strange
Goodness reverts to become wicked
The confusion of people
has lasted many long days

Therefore the sages are:
Righteous without being scathing
Incorruptible without being piercing
Straightforward without being ruthless
Illuminated without being flashy

Chapter 59

In governing people and serving Heaven
There is nothing like conservation
Only with conservation is it called submitting early
Submitting early is called emphasis on accumulating virtues
Accumulating virtues means there is nothing one cannot overcome
When there is nothing that one cannot overcome
One's limits are unknown
The limitations being unknown, one can possess sovereignty
With this mother principle of power, one can be everlasting
This is called deep roots and firm foundation
The Tao of longevity and lasting vision

Chapter 60

Ruling a large country is like cooking a small fish
Using the Tao to manage the world
Its demons have no power
Not only do its demons have no power
Its gods do not harm people

Not only do its gods not harm people
The sages also do not harm people
They both do no harm to one another
So virtue merges and returns

Chapter 61

The large country is like the lowest river
The converging point of the world
The receptive female of the world
The female always overcomes the male with serenity
Using serenity as the lower position

Thus if the large country is lower than the small country
Then it can take the small country
If the small country is lower than the large country
Then it can be taken by the large country
Thus one uses the lower position to take
The other uses the lower position to be taken
The large country only wishes to gather and protect people
The small country only wishes to join and serve people
So that both obtain what they wish
The larger one should assume the lower position

Chapter 62

The Tao is the wonder of all things
The treasure of the kind person
The protection of the unkind person

Admirable words can win the public's respect
Admirable actions can improve people
Those who are unkind
How can they be abandoned?

Therefore, when crowning the Emperor
And installing the three ministers
Although there is the offering of jade before four horses
None of it can compare to being seated in this Tao

Why did the ancients value this Tao so much?
Is it not said that those who seek will find,
And those with guilt will not be faulted?
Therefore, it is the greatest value in the world

Chapter 63

Act without action
Manage without meddling
Taste without tasting
Great, small, many, few
Respond to hatred with virtue

Plan difficult tasks through the simplest tasks
Achieve large tasks through the smallest tasks
The difficult tasks of the world
Must be handled through the simple tasks
The large tasks of the world
Must be handled through the small tasks
Therefore, sages never attempt great deeds all through life
Thus they can achieve greatness

One who makes promises lightly must deserve little trust
One who sees many easy tasks must encounter much difficulty
Therefore, sages regard things as difficult
So they never encounter difficulties all through life

Chapter 64

When it is peaceful, it is easy to maintain
When it shows no signs, it is easy to plan
When it is fragile, it is easy to break
When it is small, it is easy to scatter
Act on it when it has not yet begun
Treat it when it is not yet chaotic
A tree thick enough to embrace
Grows from the tiny sapling
A tower of nine levels
Starts from the dirt heap
A journey of a thousand miles
Begins beneath the feet

The one who meddles will fail
The one who grasps will lose
Therefore, sages do not meddle and thus do not fail
They do not grasp and thus do not lose

People, in handling affairs
Often come close to completion and fail
If they are as careful in the end as the beginning
Then they would have no failure

Therefore, sages desire not to desire
They do not value goods that are hard to acquire
They learn to unlearn
To redeem the fault of the people
To assist the nature of all things
Without daring to meddle

Chapter 65

Those of ancient times who were adept at the Tao
Used it not to make people brighter
But to keep them simple
The difficulty in governing people
Is due their excessive cleverness
Therefore, using cleverness to govern the state
Is being a thief of the state
Not using cleverness to govern the state
Is being a blessing of the state

Know that these two are both standards
Always knowing these standards
Is called Mystic Virtue
Mystic Virtue: Profound! Far-reaching!
It goes opposite to material things
Then it reaches great congruence

Chapter 66

Rivers and oceans can be the kings of a hundred valleys
Because of their goodness in staying low
So they can be the kings of a hundred valleys
Thus if sages wish to be over people
They must speak humbly to them
If they wish to be in front of people
They must place themselves behind them
Thus the sages are positioned above
But the people do not feel burdened
They are positioned in front
But the people do not feel harmed
Thus the world is glad to push them forward without resentment
Because they do not contend
So the world cannot contend with them

Chapter 67

Everyone in the world calls my Tao great
As if it is beyond compare
It is only because of its greatness
That it seems beyond compare
If it can be compared
It would already be insignificant long ago!

I have three treasures
I hold on to them and protect them
The first is called compassion
The second is called conservation
The third is called not daring to be ahead in the world
Compassionate, thus able to have courage
Conserving, thus able to reach widely
Not daring to be ahead in the world
Thus able to assume leadership
Now if one has courage but discards compassion
Reaches widely but discards conservation
Goes ahead but discards being behind
Then death!
If one fights with compassion, then victory
With defense, then security
Heaven shall save them
And with compassion guard them

Chapter 68

The great generals are not warlike
The great warriors do not get angry
Those who are good at defeating enemies do not engage them
Those who are good at managing people lower themselves
It is called the virtue of non-contention
It is called the power of managing people
It is called being harmonious with Heaven
The ultimate principle of the ancients

Chapter 69

In using the military, there is a saying:
I dare not be the host, but prefer to be the guest
I dare not advance an inch, but prefer to withdraw a foot

This is called marching in formation without formation
Raising arms without arms
Grappling enemies without enemies
Holding weapons without weapons
There is no greater disaster than to underestimate the enemy
Underestimating the enemy almost made me lose my treasures

So when evenly matched armies meet
The side that is compassionate shall win

Chapter 70

My words are easy to understand, easy to practice
The world cannot understand, cannot practice
My words have basis
My actions have principle
People do not understand this
Therefore they do not understand me
Those who understand me are few
Thus I am highly valued
Therefore the sage wears plain clothes but holds jade

Chapter 71

To know that you do not know is highest
To not know but think you know is flawed

Only when one recognizes the fault as a fault
can one be without fault

The sages are without fault
Because they recognize the fault as a fault
That is why they are without fault

Chapter 72

When people no longer fear force
They bring about greater force

Do not limit their place
Do not reject their livelihood
Because the ruler does not reject them
Therefore they do not reject the ruler

Therefore the sages:
Know themselves but do not glorify themselves
Respect themselves but do not praise themselves
Thus they discard that and take this

Chapter 73

The bold in daring will be killed
The bold in not daring will survive

Of these two, one may benefit, the other may harm
The one hated by Heaven who knows the reason?
Even the sages still find this difficult

The Tao of Heaven:
Does not contend and yet excels in winning
Does not speak and yet excels in responding
Is not summoned and yet comes on its own
Is unhurried and yet excels in planning
The heavenly net is vast
Loose, and yet does not let anything slip through

Chapter 74

People do not fear death
How can they be threatened with death?
If people are made to constantly fear death
Then those who act unlawfully
I can capture and kill them
Who would dare?
There exists a master executioner that kills
If we substitute for the master executioner to kill
It is like substituting for the great carpenter to cut
Those who substitute for the great carpenter to cut
It is rare that they do not hurt their own hands

Chapter 75

The people's hunger
Is due to the excess of their ruler's taxation
So they starve
The people's difficulty in being governed
Is due to the meddling of their ruler
So they are difficult to govern
The people's disregard for death
Is due to the glut in their ruler's pursuit of life
So they disregard death
Therefore those who do not strive for living
Are better than those who value living

Chapter 76

While alive, the body is soft and pliant
When dead, it is hard and rigid
All living things, grass and trees,
While alive, are soft and supple
When dead, become dry and brittle
Thus that which is hard and stiff
is the follower of death
That which is soft and yielding
is the follower of life
Therefore, an inflexible army will not win
A strong tree will be cut down
The big and forceful occupy a lowly position
While the soft and pliant occupy a higher place

Chapter 77

The Tao of Heaven
Is like drawing a bow
Lower that which is high
Raise that which is low
Reduce that which has excess
Add to that which is lacking

The Tao of heaven
Reduces the excessive
And adds to the lacking

The Tao of people is not so
It reduces the lacking
In order to offer to the excessive

Who can offer their excess to the world?
Only those who have the Tao
Therefore sages act without conceit
Achieve without claiming credit
They do not wish to display their virtue!

Chapter 78

Nothing in the world is softer or weaker than water
Yet nothing is better at overcoming the hard and strong
This is because nothing can replace it

That the weak overcomes the strong
And the soft overcomes the hard
Everybody in the world knows
But cannot put into practice

Therefore sages say:
The one who accepts the humiliation of the state
Is called its master
The one who accepts the misfortune of the state
Becomes king of the world
The truth seems like the opposite

Chapter 79

After settling a great dispute
There must be remaining resentments
How can this be considered good?
Therefore the sage holds the left part of the contract
But does not demand payment from the other person
Those who have virtue hold the contract
Those without virtue hold the collections

The Heavenly Tao has no favorites
It constantly gives to the kind people

Chapter 80

Small country, few people
Let them have many weapons but not use them
Let the people regard death seriously
And not migrate far away

Although they have boats and chariots
They have no need to take them
Although they have armors and weapons
They have no need to display them

Let the people return to tying knots and using them
Savor their food, admire their clothes
Content in their homes, happy in their customs

Neighboring countries see one another
Hear the sounds of roosters and dogs from one another
The people, until they grow old and die
Do not go back and forth with one another

Chapter 81

True words are not beautiful
Beautiful words are not true
Those who are good do not debate
Those who debate are not good
Those who know are not broad of knowledge
Those who are broad of knowledge do not know

Sages do not accumulate
The more they assist others, the more they possess
The more they give to others, the more they gain

The Tao of heaven
Benefits and does not harm
The Tao of sages
Assists and does not contend

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