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Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Power of Thought

It was a gathering of 'wise women' run by my friend Dinah. She spoke of the power of thought, and how important it is to take care of what we think. Then she demonstrated by kinesiology, i.e. muscle testing.

A volunteer, Charm, left the room. Dinah whispered to the rest of us that during the testing we were to think of Charm's arm as a piece of limp seaweed. Sure enough, when she came back and Dinah conducted the test, the poor woman couldn't hold her arm firm no matter what. Then Dinah took her out of the room again, and we heard her saying,

'You were under psychic attack just then.'

We didn't hear what else she said, but when she returned she whispered to us to think of the arm this time as a gold bar. During the second test Charm's arm stayed absolutely firm. Then Dinah told us that during the first test Charm had no instruction about her thinking, but the second time she too was told to think of her arm as a gold bar. So that time we not only had a powerful thought in itself, also we were all aligned on it.

'Imagine what it's like for people in the public eye,' said Dinah. She mentioned a well-known Australian who became a fugitive from justice after his actions caused hardship to many people, and who appeared to have got away to a life of luxury.

'He had so many people wishing him ill,' she said, 'And he got cancer and died.'

I thought of others to whom this applied: corrupt politicians, other fugitive criminals, those awaiting trial…. It happens frequently, when there is a lot of publicity surrounding such cases, that the people become seriously ill and die before the law catches up with them, or soon afterwards. Often it is cancer that kills them.

Next, Dinah asked a volunteer to stand in the centre of the circle, focus her thoughts above her head, and think:

'I'm really stupid'.

Then Dinah pushed her very gently on the shoulder with one fingertip, and the woman fell backwards. Luckily Dinah had positioned someone behind her to catch her!

Then she asked the same woman to focus her thoughts into her dan tien or hara (an inch and a half below the navel) and if necessary sink roots deep into Mother Gaia as well, and to think a strong, empowering thought. After that, she pushed the woman's shoulder again, much harder than before, but this time the woman stood firm without the slightest effort. Then we all tried that one on each other, with the same results every time. Sometimes, with the strong thoughts, the person's shoulder gave way just a little before firming up. People shared their strong thoughts afterwards. They included,

'I am very strong,' 'I'm smart,' 'I'm a powerful witch' and so on.

One woman stood particularly firm and strong, not the slightest wobble. What was her thought, we asked.

'I am the Goddess!'

We cheered.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Effective prayer

... probably needs to be heartfelt.

A friend just shared this on facebook:
Anne Lamott (Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith) ~
"Here are the two best prayers I know:
'Help me, help me, help me' and 'Thank you, thank you, thank you.'"

Friday, October 22, 2010

A Nose for Healing

I can be slow on the uptake!  Our cat Freya has been rather clingy of late. In particular she likes to get on the bed when we retire for the night and come up close to be stroked. She stays there a long time, purring under our hands. This is a new development.

I noticed recently that she was looking a bit off colour and took her to the vet. Early kidney disease! (She is 12 years old.) She is now being treated to prevent it getting any worse and seems to be responding well.

Finally the penny dropped about her bedtime behaviour — she is ensuring that she gets her regular Reiki treatments!

I should have realised. Cats, like other animals, love Reiki.

Freya, as explained in another blog, is a reincarnation of a previous cat, Sam, who had feline leukemia but lasted many years becase of Reiki. He had a nose for healing hands and would leap into the arms of any newcomer to the house who happened to be a healer. In this incarnation too, living with two Reiki Masters, Freya knows where to come to look after her health!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

A Spell for Healthy and Abundant Water: a Blog Action Day post

Although I had some difficulty registering my blogs with Blog Action Day this year, and didn't in the end, water is an important topic. Without sufficient clean water, we're in trouble!

Masaru Emoto, who discovered the effects on water of language and emotions, requests that when we use water — perhaps when having a shower, perhaps when drinking it — we say, 'Thank you water, bless you water, I love you water.' His advice is that this will help clear water pollution and help it to flow more abundantly. I believe him.

I suggest that, in witchy thinking, this little formula will function as a spell. Just imagine the energy we can generate if we all do it, and keep doing it!