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Mental Projections – What Are Those ?

The concept of mentally projecting onto others is a major block in relationships of all sorts, that lead to misunderstandings, misconceptions and misperceptions of us and others. As I have said before, relationships are an outer expression of us, of our desires, goals, purposes, lessons, of who we are and inevitably of the vibration and frequency we are holding within. They are simply an outer manifestation of our inner universe, a facet of our existence.

Often times, other people are mirrors of ourselves. When we look in a mirror, we see ourselves. Sometimes the same thing happens with people in our life – we see us in them. We see aspects of ourselves in them. The way we see others could be influenced by belief systems we hold onto, judgement, social programming, dualistic perceptions, unresolved “issues” we resist letting go of and other things that have yet to be released from our psyche. As a result of that, we get a distorted image of the person that sits in front of us and then we buy into it so bad that we think that person is exactly the way we see it. But is it so ?

In order to be able to see clearly, we have to be clear within of all those things I have mentioned above, to crystallize our vision, to purify. The key, as in most cases, is awareness. We can only release something from our psyche, if we know it’s there, if we acknowledge it. That’s why meditation and all other forms of increasing awareness are highly recommended, because becoming aware is the first and most important step and facet of our evolution.

Projections serve their purpose as everything else in creation. They are showing us things about ourselves that aid in our personal transformation. For example, we may be seeing aspects of ourselves in other people that we may have not yet fully acknowledged, embraced and unified within the whole that we, which is the purpose of these projections. That is the reason why people in our lives are the greatest teachers we will ever have on our journey, because they are teaching us about ourselves. In the end, it all comes down to us, if we are willing to learn. And these lessons are priceless. It’s like finding a gold treasure, but a lot more valuable.

At the same time, projections are still a dysfunctional mental program we need to transcend. Getting a distorted image of others, or the opposite, getting projected onto, can lead to a lot of misunderstandings, of unnecessary drama, inner/outer conflicts and it’s just a  waste of time and energy to constantly create it when there is a much more effective way to discover and learn about yourself – through awareness.
We achieve a greater clarity and are able to see other people exactly how they are, when we know ourselves, when we become aware of who we are, of all parts of ourselves and when our awareness expands enough for our vision to not to be influenced by outdated mental patterns.
Projecting onto others creates a discordant energy, a fog, a veil of illusion, of separation that can create blocks to Unity Consciousness. That is why it is important to be able to acknowledge and transcend this program. Dissolving the projections or at least being able to identify can bring a lot of happiness and clarity not only within us, but in our relationships as well. It is key to being able to create transparent, transcendent and higher vibrational relationships of any form.

So, know thyself.

Thank you for reading,
Love and Light,
Eddie

The Truth Behind Mercury Retrograde By Teal Swan

What is really a Mercury Retrograde and how does it affect our lives in general? Is it as bad as we think it is? Teal Swan breaks it down for us and explains what is it, how does it affect us and what to do about it. Yes there is a way to go through it! You can feel relieved. 🙂

In the new age, spiritual and astrological community, mercury retrogrades have a bad reputation. Mercury retrogrades are famous for effecting electronic equipment, causing travel delays and cancellations, influencing breakdowns in communication such as things getting lost in translation, pieces of information going missing, the inability to finish sentences, arguments arising out of nowhere with seemingly no provocation, the inability to form a coherent thought.

Retrogrades can create some serious confusion. It also causes indecision. You may notice things getting lost and luck may seem to be against you. In fact, mercury retrograde can be seen as the planetary manifestation of Murphy’s Law. Meaning that it can feel as if everything that can go wrong…. Is going wrong. It is famous for causing delays and postponements in all areas of life and this feeling of fighting upstream can lead to a sensation of severe restlessness and frustration. Mercury also particularly effects a lot of industries like publishing, writing, editing, advertising, sales, public relations & anything to do with transport, like airlines, the post office & cabs so if you have to interact with any of these industries, you can expect some mix ups to occur.

But… The good news is, there are some distinct advantages to the mercury retrograde! In this episode, Teal explains what these advantages are and how to use them. She then provides a list of tips for how to enjoy and benefit from the mercury retrograde.

-Teal’s web page: http://tealswan.com/
-Teal’s Meditations: http://www.jointeallive.com/meditations/
-Teal’s eshop: https://gumroad.com/tealswan

Kuan Yin’s Mantra (c) 2002 Lisa Thiel – used by permissionhttp://www.sacreddream.com

Thank you for watching,

Love and Light,

George Kleopas

Breaking Up Addictions

Addiction: noun _ The fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance or activity.”he committed the offence to finance his drug addiction”Synonym dependency, dependence, craving, habit, weakness, compulsion

The word addiction carries a negative energy; it’s seen very badly. It’s equal to losing control over something. But it’s also mis-seen by humanity.

See, addiction can get confusing. People tend to really attach this word to drugs and bad actions, and forget to look into it in detail. What is an addiction? What can we be addicted to? And, most importantly why are we addicted to something? What is it that we are trying to avoid so badly that we must obsess about something else to avoid facing it?

Why are we so committed to distracting ourselves from dealing with the truth?

Even spirituality can become an addiction, everything that’s an imbalanced behaviour is equally destructive. It isn’t until we understand the extreme importance of Equilibrium and Harmony in every aspect of our lives that we can really break through all sorts of addictions.

Addictions to affection, to attention, to TV , to drugs, addiction to foods..

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What is your drug?

It’s definitely a subject for much consideration. As with many things, we think substituting a negative addiction for a more acceptable one is fine. But, in truth it can be equally bad for oneself and those around.

Addictions get in the way of connecting to the all. They blind us, trapping us into self-limitation, We can’t experience the true flow of abundance when we are trapped in compulsive behaviours.

Recently, I have read how Ayahuasca has been a powerful addiction eradicator. How people whom have really bad addictions such as drugs, from heroine, cocaine and crack to cigarettes and alcohol, have managed to find balance within such destructive patterns.

I can only speak from self experience and how my own addictions have shifted and are still shifting. I can say the transformation is definitely happening.

 I could speak of miracle stories of people I know, but I wanted to focus on the simplicity.

I want to focus on the magical letting go thing that happens when you surrender to going within. I know each one of us has their own unique and sacred journey to follow. However, I wanted to raise the fact that switching addictions is also not a healthy behaviour.

I speak from my own experience. After my Ayahuasca experience, some of my addictions were showed to me while I crawled through hell. I understood that drinking alcohol is a major distraction, and that it allowed me to escape from finding out more about what I was escaping from.  Taking recreational drugs was the next level of escaping. It was like pressing some sort of pause button to not have to deal with whatever I was hiding from myself.  I already wanted to drop those addictions. I say addictions not because I would do them over and over again, but because I’d do them to escape from something. Every time I took drugs it was more obvious how I was avoiding dealing with myself. And how much I hated the fact that I would still choose to do get drunk or high, even though this cycle only created more pain and un-faced issues.

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Why are we so scared to look within and find out about who we truly are?

We all have demons, and it’s much easier to go by avoiding dealing with one’s darkness. Luckily, all those changes I have been through, including the death of my dear brother Leonardo, were part of a transformational path that is taking place.

While Ayahuasca shook me into realisation, Kundalini Yoga was also a major technology that allowed me to drop addictions. I stopped drinking alcohol or taking any recreational drugs and it gave me a chance to see my relationship with it.  My destructive relationship of self-avoidance. It set me free to rise and go within.

It brought out many other addictive behaviour patterns such as co-dependency with intimacy, attention seeking, anger outbursts and many others, which are things I’m still working daily on.

I guess the most important thing is really awareness to be able to observe, so you can have an understanding of why you do this and how it affects you.

I truly encourage you to do some self-exploring, and with kindness look into your addictions. And ask the questions: what am I running from? What is the avoidance I’m trying to hide with this habit?

Ask yourself for guidance, meditate and go into your heart, ask this wise best friend for help. Let it show you. Let it teach balance. Set yourself free to flow in abundance of all life’s gifts, and let go of limitations and embrace things your heart feels is your truth. Open yourself to unconditional love, say no to duality and separation. And, equally important, forgive yourself for every addiction you had, because they were part of your teaching, you chose to experience them to  help you unleash the power within you; the power you hide so well not even you can see.

Thank you for reading,

Love and Light,

Sabrina Santos