Warding Off Negative Influences – How To Keep Your Aura Strong

Warding Off Negative Influences - How To Keep Your Aura Strong.

Warding Off Negative Influences – How To Keep Your Aura Strong

Every person has a unique aura that reflects their current condition. People who  are sick or emotionally upset have weak shadowy auras, while healthy happy  people have auras that are strong bright auras. A strong healthy aura is  essential in blocking negative influences from draining energy and vitality from  us.

There is no scientific definition for an aura. Many scientists are  certain they do not exist. Others, while they are open-minded, can not describe  auras in scientific terms. Some people present photographs as evidence of auras, but many sceptic declare them to be fakes. However, people with psychic abilities can see and read auras. It is possible  that the halos you see in traditional religious art are actually auras. For this  article, we accept the reality of auras as fact.

People with strong  positive auras are naturally charismatic and attract others to them. They tend  to be more successful in getting things done and getting support from other  people. People with negative auras tend to be self-promoters that drive others  away from them, and those with strong negative auras may be evil. It is possible  that negative auras can become parasitic and literally steal energy from  positive auras.

It is important to remember that the aura has little  power of its own. It derives from a person’s internal condition – physical,  psychological, emotional, and spiritual. It is the tool by which psychic healers judge a person’s overall health and  well-being. To have a strong positive aura means you have a strong healthy body,  well-balanced psychological and emotional health, and a spiritual maturity and  strength.

A weak or negative aura indicates physical illness or disease,  conflicted emotions, unresolved psychological issues, and/or limited spiritual  development. Therefore, when you strengthen your aura, you are actually making  progress in becoming a healthier, more well-balanced person with a stronger  spiritual base.

Negative people can and do influence positive people.  Psychics can actually see this in the interaction of auras where the negative  person’s aura seems to drain the positive person’s aura of its energy and light.  The positive person will feel it when it happens – they may feel more tired or  weaker, their mood may lose some sparkle, or they may get a feeling of  uneasiness or anxiety.

On the other hand, positive people can influence  negative people as well. Their energy and vitality can literally flow into a  person with a negative or weak aura. Psychic healers do this. They send, through  their aura, positive energy to the negative person. And the stronger the  positive person, the stronger their aura, the less likely they will be to let a  negative person steal their energy.

No one wants to be around a person  who is constantly pessimistic and depressed. That’s because the negativity is  contagious. They negative person literally drains more positive people. But the  stronger you are, the healthier and happier you are, the less vulnerable you  will be to negative influences.

What causes negative auras?

People  with negative auras are frequently seriously ill, whether it is due to a  physical, mental, or spiritual disease. Drinking, smoking, and taking drugs can  weaken your aura. Stress, conflict, and violence can, too. Too little exercise, mental stimulation, positive social interaction, or spiritual connection can produce a dark weak aura. And engaging in immoral activities can be disastrous – crime, deviant behaviours, and misuse of your fellow man can produce an aura as  dark and thick as night. Negative auras can be extremely powerful, reflecting  the inner turmoil that creates them, and they can influence the people around  them in very serious ways.

Some people believe that negative energy isn’t  always associated with a living human being. Restless spirits of people who  passed away before they were able to resolve conflicts are one example of a  negative entity that can still influence the living. And just as there are  positive spirits, like angels, there are negative ones. No one can prove or  disprove their existence, but many people have experienced the powerful effects  of having negative entities influencing their lives.

How can I protect myself from negative energy and  auras?

People with positive auras, on the other hand, are better able to  withstand negative influences. Their good health is a strong protective barrier, and they less susceptible to drains on their energy and vitality. If you want to  have a stronger, more positive aura, you need to become a stronger, more  positive person.

There are also techniques we can use to protect  ourselves from negative energies and entities and maintain a healthy aura. All  of these techniques serve to help become more powerful in our psychic abilities  and more sensitive to external influences that might harm us.

An  important first step is to learn to use and trust your intuition. For example,  have you ever been involved in a conversation with someone and felt a knot form  in your stomach? This knot was telling you that this person is negative and may  be draining your energy. Relying on those internal messages more may be one way  to protect your positive energy and aura.

However, many people have  trouble distinguishing intuitive knowledge from emotional reaction. When you  begin to develop your intuitive skills, you must take care that you’re not  letting your feelings about a situation masquerade as intuition. There is no  school or class for telling the difference. The best way to learn is through  trial and error, being willing to make mistakes, and through self-knowledge.

Looking into your motivations is important. Perhaps you got that knot in  your stomach because you wanted to punch the person in the mouth. That is not  intuition. It is emotion. You are the only person who can interpret these signs,  and self-knowledge is an important tool in differentiating intuition from  irrational emotions.

Another way to become stronger and healthier, and to  have a strong positive aura, is to avoid things that weaken or harm you. Avoid  junk food, alcohol, drugs, and tobacco. They weaken your defences and personal  resolve. They cloud intuition and increase emotions. Counter-balancing the  avoidance of negative things is incorporating more healthy things into your  daily routine – exercise, nutritious foods, positive social experiences, prayer  and meditation.

Meditative activities strengthen you and your aura.  Listening to soothing music or reading an inspirational or uplifting book helps  clear your mind and body of negative influences and builds your resistance to  them. Meditation helps you tune out externalities and tune in to your own  strengths and wisdom. Meditation is a very important and rewarding tool for  becoming healthier and having a stronger, more positive aura.

You can  also use some objects that may have a healing or protective effect. Amulets are  thought to fend off negative spirits. They come in many shapes, forms, and sizes  and are made of a variety of materials. Used since time began by native and  primitive peoples, they can be worn as jewellery or carried in a pocket or purse. Some people use  specific stones as amulets. Popular stones for this purpose include onyx,  hematite, double-terminated quartz, and aragonite. They are also called  protection stones.

If you feel that you are being attacked and someone or  something is trying to drain your energy, you might try taking a physical  position to block it. The point is to protect yourself mentally, physically, and  spiritually at the same time. Take a position that blocks out external  influences by crossing your arms in front of your chest, cross your legs. Make  all your fingers on your left hand touch the fingers on your right hand. Close  your eyes, clear your mind, and take long slow even breaths until you begin to  feel comfortable and protected.

Closing yourself off in this way will  not only protect you from negative influences, it will stop your energy from  reaching other people. It’s a way to take a psychic break and allow you to  refresh and strengthen your own body and spirit. Your aura will, in turn, become  stronger, more light, and more resistant to negative influences.

Abhishek  Agarwal –    About the Author:

Abhishek is an Astral Projection expert and he has got some great   Astral Projection Techniques up his sleeves! Download his exhaustive Astral Projection eBook (167-Pages), from his website http://www.astralprojectnow.com

Tarot card for this week (29th June – 5th July 2020)

Your Tarot card for this week is the 8 of cups.

This weeks card is the 8 of Cups

Your Tarot card for this week is the 8 of cups. This card is all about releasing that which no longer serves us and walking away from situations or people that keep us stuck in the same place or routine and stop us from moving forward along our own pathway.

In the picture of the tarot card for this week you can see a young lady who has set a fire in her last cup that signifies all that she needs to release (a cleansing) and released it into the sea, but as she walks away she walks towards a new sunrise, a new day and blue skies. She has set herself free.

With all that is going on in the world today Coronavirus (Covid19) the Lockdown we have all endured across the world for the last few months and the loss of loved ones, the separation from loved ones, restrictions of movements, riots, shootings, looting’s, stabbings, racism, the list goes on. But none of this is new, it has all happened time and time again throughout history as the card tells us…

“releasing that which no longer serves us, walking away from situations or people that keep us stuck in the same place or routine and stop us from moving forward along our own pathway”.

Your message from the the Tarot card for this week is to take a look around you, just stop and take some time out for yourself, give yourself permission to allow some time for yourself to think clearly, what needs to change in your life? What do you need to let go of?

The media have been reporting on the murder of George Floyd and the BLM over the past weeks and the clear message that has come through, is that it has become crystal clear that things need to change and people need to change. There is a serious need to release routines, beliefs, people and situations that are no longer working and no longer serve us and find new and better ways of doing things.

We may not be able to change the world as one person but we can as one person change ourselves. It’s not easy to face change, accept change, accept our own faults, negative beliefs and habits, but the young lady in the card has found the strength and courage to do just that and now walks towards a new sunrise, new start and blue skies ahead.

Your task for the week ahead…

Take time out for yourself, put life on pause for a few moments, look around and see what changes you need to make either in your life or within yourself. The situations, people or beliefs that you need to let go of so that you can look towards the change that will bring you your own blue skies, sunrise and positive new start.

Until next time…. please take care and stay safe.

Steve Robinson

Tarot Card deck used for reading is The Light Seer’s Tarot by Chris – Anne

3 poisons that cause human suffering.

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3 poisons that cause human suffering

3 poisons that cause human suffering

I love my kids! How much do you love your kids!!

 I love my kids! How much do you love your kids!! Because attracting the wrong people into their lives is on your head! meaning the type of friends and people you choose to be around you and your children”
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I love my kids! How much do you love your kids!!

How much do you love your children? Because attracting the wrong people into their lives is on your head! meaning the type of friends and people you choose to be around you and your children”

Setting the right foundations from the very beginning, from the moment they start watching you is so important, and continuing throughout as they grow. It is an important part of our parenting involving making decisions making sure your children are not surrounded by the wrong type of people.

I mean come on your not stupid  you know what I mean  if you have major selfish ‘me me me’ drama kings  or queens around your children .. That is not taking responsibility is it!  Having responsibilities and having duties to perform in keeping our kids safe at all times is one of our main priorities.

Sometimes we may wonder how to achieve a balance with these different demands they are conflicting for many people the first step to finding a balance is by holding a positive mind-set around them even through the bad, the bad is there for a reason it helps change our way of thinking for the better but that’s for us not our children, their time will come later on in life  …You have to believe  “(positive mind set)” in you in the people you associate with and around  is the best start for your children.

In “Parenting with Love and Logic” by Fay and Cline, they describe a child who needs to know their parents love them by setting firm limits. Children push their parents to see if they are going to be consistent, because if they are, the child will feel safe and stable, but if not, they will actually feel insecure and anxious growing up.

The authors liken this to a child leaning against a wall to see if it will hold up and not crumble; if they push against the wall and it crumbles, the child realizes that very little in life is stable and secure. At the same time, a wall is not going to push against the child either, it is not going to fall on top of them or hurt them, it just stands firm. Just as our children yearn for stability, we desire the same as adults.

“In all things that you can buy you will get what you paid for… In children, you will get back what values you put into them”.

Children, unfortunately do not come with “time-outs,” however, their needs must be met. In those times I have always managed to pick myself back up and continue to be the capable human being my children deserve and what they have helped make me today. Don’t worry that children never listen to you; WORRY  that they are always  WATCHING YOU ! And as your children get older  If you have never been hated by your child at some point you have never been a parent.

I wont lie I have made mistakes we all make mistakes. It is part of the learning process. Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything  new to better their life. Are you the kind of person who can learn from those mistakes?

I love my kids! How much do you love your kids!!

Really think about the kinds of values you would want to install in your children. The brain of a child is like a little sponge, it will soak everything up, hold it for as long as it can and then it will wring itself back out. If you want what comes back out of their sponge to be clean for them, then guess what? You need to be completely accountable for your actions. If you are not ready for near total accountability, you are not ready to have children.

I am a capable human being but there have certainly been times where I have literally curled up into a corner and had myself good, heart-wrenching sobs. In those moments I felt there was no possible way I could continue to go on doing what needed to be done but if you love and care for your children in a natural way you should do you will  always end up were you are needed to end up.

Happiness and comfort’ is a choice Life is a choice. It is YOUR life and you are the start of your child’s/children’s life. Choose consciously, choose wisely, choose honestly. Choose happiness for you and them.

THINK!╰დ╮❤╭დ╯SEE!  KNOW! ~J.Wellington ~

How to stay grounded

The Dark Night of the Soul – Gateway to One’s Higher Consciousness

The Dark Night of the Soul – Gateway to One’s Higher Consciousness.

The Dark Night of the Soul – Gateway to One’s Higher Consciousness

“In the dark night of the soul, bright flows the river of God.”
–  St John of the Cross

It was a Carmelite Monk in the 16th Century, St John of the Cross, who wrote a poem and thesis entitled “Dark Night of the Soul.” The text tells of the saint’s mystical development and the stages he is subjected to on his challenging journey towards union with God. The phrase has since come to be used for such a cathartic journey of self-discovery.

The dark night of the soul is a deeply disturbing experience in which intense suffering arises at a level not felt before. Such despair can continue for days, weeks or even years. During this time, we may have feelings of being abandoned by God or the Universe, and feel a great internal anguish and void. Life may seem to offer no reassurance whatsoever, no matter how many ‘good’ things there are outwardly. There could even be thoughts that one is going crazy, and of there being just no way out, no way forward. There could be much fear about whether the future will continue to be dark in this way. The dark night is not just another low period in one’s life, it is the lowest of the lows, it is as if there is no way to hide or duck from this. The intensity of misery that is experienced is a rock-bottom place, where the individual may view themselves as insignificant, alone, empty and defeated.

The most important thing to understand at this time is that there is a deeper, spiritual meaning to this situation. There is a hidden purpose to it. In these moments of darkness the Divine is touching and purifying us. This certainly may be hard to see and this is why help must be sought. It is very difficult for a human being to see the light in the dark night by him or herself.

The nature of human beings is such that it is often at the last hour, when things have reached an extreme point, that we summon the strength and endurance to do what is required for our own well-being and happiness. Hence it is no surprise that for some people the dark night of the soul occurs. Would we listen otherwise? Have we listened fully thus far when things have gone awry? Thus with the depths of pain that the dark night brings, it becomes much more difficult to escape the pain.

During this night we are urged to learn raw honesty. We are being called upon to awaken to the truth of our shadow self, or imperfections and are being shown that vulnerability is an expression of our fuller humanity. We may begin to see how we continually inflict pain on ourselves and on others. To realize this, is uncomfortable for sure, but if we examine our thoughts and actions openly, this will be found to be so. Embracing the darkness in ourselves makes it much easier to embrace it in others also. Therefore, love, given and received, is also made much more possible through greater acceptance of that which is not love. Perhaps for the first time in this life we start to learn what Love, with a big L, is really is all about.

The dark night is all about self-acceptance. This is very hard to do, but not impossible. As Carl Jung said, “The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.” But as we progress into the night, our pain can be gradually understood and released, and the truth of one’s Divine eternal Self can be given the space to finally surface.

The real despair in the heart of human beings is a feeling of being separate from everyone and everything, including, and especially God, or the Universe. The dark night represents an opportunity to find out that there is a completeness, a oneness within one’s Self, that even includes – and gradually dissolves – those feelings of separation.

As we see the truths about our own shadow or pain, ego begins to be relegated from its primary position. This relegation involves great anguish for a human being for we have known no other way to be up to this point. Up to this point we have been ego. Ego has run our life for us. Grief and great sorrow may be felt for an identity that we begin to understand we must now let go of. As this darkness is allowed to just be without resistance, the torch of truth may put the ego in the spotlight, and we may see the impact of a ‘me’-centred life on ourselves and others. Ego makes an empty shell out of us, with no real substance, a second-hand life lived from second-hand beliefs, these forming a wall around us keeping us feeling separated from others and keeping enduring love out of our life also.

In this space of honesty we may experience an unnerving nothingness, as well as fear which arises because there is now no known or familiar way forward. We are essentially facing an unknown future, without ego (which doesn’t serve us well but which we are understandably attached to), and with simply our Self, alone and aware. It is the experience of our own death in life.

The loss of ego or personality is rebirth in an individual. The state of being ‘reborn’ can only come through dying to our conditioned thinking, whether religious, cultural, social and so on. The dark night can be the starting point for this transformational journey. And it occurs when we are ready.

The acknowledgment of our false persona (ego) is what is made poignantly possible during the painful dark night. This might otherwise take much longer. Human beings are prone to wanting an easy ride, and whilst a life lived from an ego-based mind is in fact a life of suffering, it is nonetheless easy because it is what we know. It calls to mind the phrase ‘better the devil you know than the devil you don’t know.’ But in this case the ‘devil’ you don’t know is the one that will eradicate the need for all the other devils. We are entering the place of don’t know as opposed to all that we do know, and alien as it may feel, this is where the real Self will be discovered. If you could know your way to real, enduring happiness, then most of us would be ecstatic now. This is why one of Jiddu Krishnamurti’s most well-known books is entitled Freedom From The Known, because the known (ego, beliefs, relative knowledge) does not provide the freedom and joy we seek. In fact what we think and know are the blockages.

If we can summon our deepest resources of courage and endurance at this time, and allow the human ego to be finally relinquished, then grief and fear will quickly be replaced by That which is blocked by ego. This is the peace and joy of our Divine nature. It is only by acknowledging the detrimental and insidious impacts of ego in our own life that a human being will take the challenging steps to let this go. Until we can take responsibility for our own actions and where they originate in, we can’t move into a momentum of coming from a place of no-ego. But only the loss of ego can make room for reality, God or the real Self in a direct way.

The dark night brings us face to face with our own suffering. Its message is: we cannot know light unless we know dark. It’s the space in which we realize for the first time, that life has in reality been experienced as suffering yet we have played a constant game of denying this. In becoming more aware of the hidden and unsatisfactory experiences in our daily life, we gradually shed the attachment to such experiences, drama, desperations and neediness (for in the end it is attachment). This inauthentic way of living suffices no more. The relief is huge. It is the mind that gives rise to all our activities and it is contemplation and release of the imperfections of the mind (ego) that allow actions to become pure, clear and effective.

When the extent of the ego’s controlling ways are seen for what they are, beliefs, concepts and judgments become greyed out. What takes their place is an empty vessel from which to listen and speak, in innocence, focus, honesty and spontaneity. It may sometimes seem that freedom in reality is not the freedom we had previously imagined; it’s an alien feeling due to there being nothing to speak of articulately. Truth has a way of surprising us.

As one sees things in this new way, the world may appear to be more crazy than previously thought. But the mental hospital that the world now seems, is also now known to be perfect. Perfect in the sense that this is how it is. Universal laws are at play and things transpire just as they do. How could it be any other way? Arguing with reality is a lost cause. There is nothing wrong. There is nothing to change in this moment in which one finds oneself alive. Saying that, does not mean that things are necessarily beneficial or must stay the same, but that reality just is, neither good nor bad. “Good” and “bad” now become values which are null and void, paling in comparison with the brilliance of seeing reality – the Now moment – as it is. We don’t stop taking action to improve the world, but we do so from a place of accepting the outcomes whatever these may be. Action becomes joyful in and of itself without ego providing motive, such as desperate ambition or seeking renown.

As the truth of our own Self is glimpsed, it becomes evident that traversing darkness does indeed lead us to light. The dark night is the wake-up call we sent to ourselves to remind us of our true purpose on earth. The dark night of the soul offers a dynamic that can purify a person’s spiritual vision and resulting actions. It is ultimately a gift that reveals the real Self and brings one back to one’s unadulterated, untarnished state of happiness that is intrinsic, though hidden, in all of us.

*************************************Reena Gagneja – Counselor – About the Author:

Reena Gagneja runs the Spiritual Truth Blog, where you will find the ‘truth behind the scenes’ – vital information for these changing times. She is a Spiritual Counsellor, Soul Plan Reader and Amega Global Business Associate.

The Truth shall set you free!

Recovering our True Self: The Journey Out of Our Negative States

Down through the centuries, spiritual teachers of all traditions have differentiated between our mundane, invented personality so filled with stress, and our true identity characterized by serenity, constancy, and wisdom.  They urge us to discover our inner depths and that vaster Self which enables right action in the world. Everyone of us is meant to live with joy and compassionate outreach to the people around us. We are designed to be masters of our selves, capable of overcoming all the difficulties of life. This is our birthright, but in order to experience it, we must recognize how far we are from living in this manner, why this is so, and what efforts we must make to live in such a way. This new awareness and these efforts are the process that leads us out of our negative emotional habits in order to enter into the depths of our spiritual nature.

positive negative patternTo recover from our ingrained habits and our subconscious imitations of parents and peers is truly spiritual warfare.  It is the narrow way that few want to travel as it requires going against the grain of our own behavior.  It is making the hard choices rather than taking the easy way as we always have.  This process takes place in the trenches of our most ordinary interactions with the world.  Authentic spiritual development takes place in that moment of irritation, that moment of unkindness, that moment of selfishness that we encounter the heat of the battle.  This inner battle determines who we are and how we live this life during our brief journey through time.

Here then are some specific methods for recovering from those toxic habits:

The first and most fundamental effort is the objective study of ourselves. Why? Because nothing real can take place until we know what we are dealing with. We cannot take for granted that we know how or why we function the way we do. If you want to operate a computer, you have to learn the software. Human beings are complex software indeed and are rarely user friendly. So tryobserving yourself from a completely neutral standpoint. Do not judge what you see. Just see it. Observe your reactions, your attitudes, your moods and the many aspects of yourself that take charge from moment to moment. If you do this with sincerity and courage, not justifying every action and passing thought, you will begin to see yourself more objectively and initiate the awareness of the Observing Self who will be the key to your recovery.

This simple effort begins the process of creating a space within you that is not completely hypnotized by external events. Though you still react to external circumstances through ingrained habit, there is now this sliver of your Self that is not pulled out of you. A new space of inner freedom is being created along with a new sense of a deeper identity than the surface personality.

Another critical aspect of this observation is the study of our negative states. You will be amazed at how much of our time is spent under the dominance of these dark moods and thoughts. You will catch yourself grumbling about other people, feeling dejected over this or that event, complaining about the weather, resenting something somebody said. Nothing healthy can grow under the constant downpour of this acid rain within you. Eventually, you will discover that you can free yourself from such unpleasant behavior and states of mind. Step one is to turn off the leaking faucet: stop expressing negative emotions.

This effort is the beginning of separating yourself from them. You don’t have to accept living in those dark states. You are not them. They are bad habits acquired over a lifetime. If you want healing and joy in your life, you must stop the momentum of negativity. One of the important things to observe about negative states is how much energy they take away from us. If you are aware of yourself before and after a moment of rage, you will see very clearly how much energy has been lost in that brief moment. We only have so much energy available to us each day, and we can use it to be healed and renewed, or we can squander it thoughtlessly.

So notice your thoughts before they plant themselves in your feelings and eventually manifest in your actions. Anger at a colleague or spouse can be caught before it has caused internal and external damage. In that more rational, detached place before the feeling has caught you by the throat, you can notice why you are angry. What is it in you that is reacting that way? What is it in your colleague that has caused his or her behavior which is so disturbing? Anger can then turn into compassion, or at least into a new insight about yourself or another.

After self-observation and separation from negative states comes the next all-important practice: becoming present to the moment. Experience the moment as it is, for what it is. Becoming present grounds you in reality here and now and takes you out of the tempests of imagination and inner talking that fill the mind with so much noise. Become present not only to your surroundings, but to your body. Relax the tensions that you haven’t even noticed before: In the shoulders, in the jaws, in the stomach. Begin to experience the revitalizing peace of being alive in this moment. Those of you familiar with meditation know how helpful it is to regulate one’s breathing in order to center oneself. Just breathing in and out slowly to ease the inner tensions is a powerful tool for nourishing your spirit in the moment. Learn to sit quietly for awhile. This is no luxury or idle behavior. We are so wracked with stress and worry that we cannot recover enough to get back in touch with ourselves until we are released from the grip of our anxieties. We rob ourselves of the very joy of living when we let ourselves fall into endless worry and nervous tension. Take time to let go of all that.

This daily effort teaches us to stop or at least to step back from the constant flow of thoughts that creates reality for us. This means that most of our worrying and anxious considerations fall by the wayside and we are able to rise above the clouds of our immediate concerns to the larger picture of our existence as a whole. Sometimes, however, the flood of thoughts refuses to slow no matter what we do. Our nerves are so frayed that we cannot achieve the simple peace of looking out the window and enjoying the view without anything coming to mind. That’s when you might employ the stop exercise. In the midst of a thought or daydream, tell yourself to stop and abruptly cut short what is going on in your mind. Then relax your body and look around you, just seeing what is there. Take a vacation from the inner turmoil.

So our daily practice for recovering from a life polluted with negative emotional habits includes: objective observation of our selves, separation from negative states, quieting the mind, and becoming present to the moment. You will notice how these practices begin to take us out of our usual nervous tension and keep us from mindlessly responding to everything around us by turning a portion of our attention inward and by expanding our perspective in the moment.  We then become more than our self-centered, habitual mass of reactions.

If you apply these techniques regularly, you will soon find yourself living more frequently in that space of peace, of centeredness, of recovery from being victims of automatic reactions. Then you will find that you become capable of a serenity and acceptance of what is, of a surrender of selfishness that empowers you to help others as well as yourself.

Such a journey of emotional and psychological recovery offers us a new spiritual empowerment which enables us to accept life as it comes, even with all its complications and the capacity to act rightly in any given situation. This developing inner power creates a free human being who is no longer entangled in his or her selfishness and constant stream of fears and desires. Such a person can journey through life in peace, with wisdom and compassion. Such a person makes the world a better place.

About the Author

Ted Nottingham is the author and translator of a dozen books, the producer of numerous televised programs, and the pastor of Northwood Christian Church in Indianapolis, Indiana.