In the 16th century, scientists such as Conrad Gessner expressed concerns that the information overload from mass production of books might negatively affect the human mind after the invention of the printing press. Back then, lay people were not accustomed to the availability of scientific and occult knowledge. Such warnings have been made for centuries, and likely will be made for centuries to come as we accumulate even more complex networks of information. However, I see that the issue of the quality of information we consume is even more important than the issue of quantity. Did we drop the standards for the quality of information we consume too low? Is there a correlation between the quantity and quality of information?
During the last decade, we’ve become strangely accustomed to information overload. People are complaining less about it now than before. Many people actually like to have access to more information now than before. According to the 2016 PEW Research Center survey, most Americans do not feel that information overload is a problem for them. Only 20% say they feel overloaded by information, which is less than the 27% a decade ago. 77% say they like having so much information at their fingertips, and 67% say that having more information at their disposals actually helps to simplify their lives.
Your Personal Year Number reflects the vibrational potential and main purpose of a year for you. It tells you what’s happening in your life this year and what should be your main focus. Every year vibrates at a certain frequency. If you know how to calculate and interpret your Personal Year Number, you can be in the flow instead of swimming upstream. You can be better prepared for the future, avoiding obstacles and using your energy efficiently to achieve optimal results.
When you know your Personal Year Number, external situations and events make much more sense to you, because you can put them in the context of specific patterns described by this number. You can consciously take advantage of opportunities that are aligned with the blueprint for your life. You know their greater purpose, because you are connected to your personal rhythm of life.
Your Personal Year starts around your birthday and runs for 12 months until your next birthday. Each 9-year cycle has its own lessons and opportunities that can be understood using numerology.
We live in a world of change. Cambridge Dictionary defines change as “something unusual or new that is better or more pleasant than what existed before.” Changes that we encounter in life can be positive or negative, but all of them have an element of uncertainty or novelty, which we need to adapt to. Even though we learn the most when we are out of the comfort zone, it is something we have to remind ourselves of. Ability to adapt to changing circumstances in an essential skill for success in business and personal life.
This week, I started reading the Complete and Annotated Edition of A Course in Miracles that was recently published by the Circle of Atonement. This edition is published based on the original notes of Helen Schucman. It includes important additional material that was not included in the official edition of the Course.
The first essay at the back of the book called “This Is Not A Selfish Gift” deeply touched my heart. It contains the notes that Helen recorded immediately before she started receiving the Course. First, Helen’s fine-tuned ability to establish communication with her Inner Voice seemed so remarkable to me. Obviously, it didn’t just start happening to her when she heard, “This is a Course in Miracles. Please, take notes.” It seems that she has been in communication with the Voice that she called Christ for a very long time. She could even distinguish changes in the tone of the answers. Even before she started recording the Course, she was receiving very specific guidance on what to do and how to see various situations in her life.
I knew that Helen had visions throughout her life, which is indicative of her psychic abilities, but it was very revealing to me that she communicated with the same Voice before the Course. For example, she writes in her notes, “I was really quite depressed this AM, which is now very unusual, but He says “Be of good cheer – I have overcome the world” [John 16:33]. Helen’s ability to maintain an effortless dialogue with the Voice suggests that she was far from the beginner at that point. In this lifetime or in the one before, it looks like she has developed her skills of being a clear channel.
Share Your Gifts with Others
“To give and to receive are one in truth.” ~Lesson 108, A Course in Miracles
Have you ever felt exhausted or drained after helping someone? Do you feel chronically overworked and tired? Do you feel resentment after being asked for something? At one point or another, everyone had these feelings. The ability to create a balance of giving and receiving is the key to maintain healthy long-term relationships.
4-Step Process of Restoring the Balance of Giving and Receiving
The process below will help you to determine if you are giving too much, and if yes, to learn how to restore the balance of energy. There are 4 questions we can ask ourselves to begin re-balancing our relationships and money issues.
How Do I Know If I’m Over-Giving?
My definition of giving “too much” is when a person feels depleted or hurts himself in the process of helping someone. Resentment, anger, frustration, or despair are signals that tell me that I’m not paying attention to my own needs and over-giving.
In this article, the author Elizabeth Gilbert clearly explains the difference between over-giving and generosity by saying, “…over-giving is not quite the same thing as generosity. Generosity is neither entangling nor aggressive, because the generous person doesn’t expect anything in return. The over-giver doesn’t expect anything in return either—except to be petted and feted and praised and loved unconditionally for the rest of time…”
Courage in Action
The theme for this New Moon in Aries is courage in action. We are embodying what it truly means to be who we are and act from the place of knowing what you want and what you don’t want.
There are three elements of courage in action:
First, it assumes that you have a clear idea about where you are going and what is consistent with your goals.
Second, you also know what you are no longer willing to accept precisely because it is not aligned with where you want to be.
Third, you are ready, willing, and able to take committed action towards your goals.
Yoga is an ancient practice of physical exercises that promotes overall well-being. There are many definitions of yoga. The word “yoga” comes from a Sanskrit root which means “to join.” Indeed, continuous practice of yoga promotes integration of movement and breath, increases strength and flexibility, and improves the quality of focus and attention, among other documented benefits. Long-time yoga practitioners tend experience increased sense of peace, well-being, mental clarity, and overall harmony with the environment.
The nature of Life is infinite abundance, ultimate fulfillment, and constant state of expanding and joy. We are a part of Life, so we share the same inherent qualities. But do we really know that about ourselves? When we try to play small, we are denying who we are and redefining our God-given nature. Of course, this cannot feel good. Given that our mind is extremely powerful, lack and limitation becomes our reality through belief. Even though we can never change who we are in truth, we can convince ourselves that we are limited, small, or inadequate.
A Course in Miracles contains profound teachings on how to shift our mindset from believing in lack to believing in abundance. It teaches that “only belief in separation gives us the experience of lack.”
Between February 10th and February 26th, we were in the period between the two eclipses. That means that karmic events and serendipitous meetings surround us. The eclipses are charged with a massive amount of cosmic energy. We can direct this potent energy to bring about changes in our lives, release the old toxic patterns of thinking, and welcome the new Age of Aquarius. During this eclipse season, we are forced … Continue reading Step Into Power: Solar Eclipse Activates the Age of Aquarius
Solar and lunar eclipses are vibrational activation points that help us grow and accelerate our evolution. They are very important in terms of astrological interpretation, because they signify shifts in our inner and outer life. Eclipses emphasize certain areas of life and bring fated events, significant meetings, and powerful insights. They are powerful portals that open the doors for us for realizing our life purpose.
Eclipses are charged with cosmic energy that can be used to change time and space and create the life we want. If we skillfully and consciously use this energy, we can manifest our hearts’ desires faster. However, if you don’t realize how these cycles work and what their purpose is, we can see them as chaotic and unpredictable events.