Dream Journals: A Gateway to your Subconsious

dreamjournalDREAM JOURNALS ARE GREAT FOR:

1. Improving your intuition in general, because this exercise strengthens your connection to your subconscious.

2. A way to open your third eye, and thereby your clairvoyance.

3. Helps you analyze your own state of mind and happenings in your life.

4. You start to understand the symbols and meanings of your dreams, and that helps you get insights into your life, problems, or anything that might be puzzling you.

5. You start to get psychic information.

6. This is the first step usually in learning how to Lucid Dream.

7. Improves your creativity.

8. Opens up a gateway to meeting your departed loved ones, your angels, and guides. Especially after you start lucid dreaming.

Now that we have counted the reasons to write your dream journal :-), I’ll write down some tips on how to do the dream journaling.

1. Get a lovely journal that you will feel like using.

2. Keep it on your nightstand right next to your bed, with a pen, and a booklight in case you wake up at night and have something really interesting to write. Trust me, it will start happening, and no, unless you plan on writing a novel, you will not lose sleep. Just jot down important things that will make you remember the dream the next morning. If you want, you could even keep a voice recorder for this purpose.

3. As of now, you might not be having a great dream recall, or you might even think, “I never dream”. However, when you start keeping a dream journal, you will start to have better and better dream recall.

4. Before you sleep each night, just before you go to sleep, tell yourself that you will remember your dreams when you wake up.

5. When you wake up, do not move. Movement somehow makes the dreams evaporate. So stay put as you are. And keep your eyes closed and start to remember what you dreamed of. In the beginning you might not remember anything. Persist with your daily efforts. Soon you will start recalling very small bits and pieces of your dream. Remembering even just feelings or vague feelings of color and texture is great in the beginning. Write it down without judging. You will find (especially with more practice) that as you start writing it down, more and more details will flow into your conscious mind.

6. If you do this regularly, you will start to see that your dream recall becomes really detailed.

7. At some point of time, when you are getting reasonable recalls, start to write your interpretations.

8. When you become more adept at dream recalls, start asking yourself questions about your current problems just before you go to sleep and ask yourself to be shown the insights or answers in your dreams. This is an amazing way to get your subconscious mind to help you with problem solving. This is also a way for your guides and angels to communicate their messages to you.

9. Doing this exercise regularly can lead you to meeting your departed loved ones, your angels, and your guides by asking to meet them. You can ask just before sleeping, or when you start to get conscious in your dreams, ie, you start lucid dreaming. If you get conscious in your dream, you can ask to meet your loved ones,and very often you do get to meet them this way. But Lucid Dreaming is another big topic, so I will leave it here at this introduction.

Do not get discouraged if in the beginning you cannot recall anything. That is perfectly alright. It changes rapidly with practice. I promise. 

Happy dreaming!

My gift to you: An eBook on “How to See Auras”

canstockphoto12492991Yayyy!! I did it! I finally wrote my eBook on “How to See Auras“. I must thank my friend Pratibha from http://pratsmusings.com/ who btw, has really cool stuff on natural beauty and health tips and DIY projects that most people will love, on her blog.

So I was saying I give her thanks for this, because I had this project for my ebook in my mind for the longest time. I often find myself teaching people how to see auras, and entertaining them with it. That made me think…I might as well write an eBook on it. But, as with all great ideas, it stayed waiting patiently because I was too busy with daily life.

Pratibha asked me to get Leoni Dawson’s business and life yearly workbooks, and write down my goals, as there is something magical about writing goals…it increases the chances of our accomplishing the goals. I did what she said…and voila! Here is my eBook!

Pratibha also helped me a lot in learning how to send my ebooks when people signed up for my newsletter. Thank you Pratibha! :-))

You get this eBook for subscribing to my newsletter below here.  I share inspiring thoughts, angel readings, psychic development tools etc in my newsletter. So it will always be fun to get my newsletter if you are interested in these topics :-).

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Wishing you a really colorful world!!

Love always,
Swati

Be Happy To Be Happier

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All these plentiful years of my life I wondered how to be happy. Oh I laugh a lot. But somehow the joy inside was dying bit by bit. Not that I have more woes or troubles than any other average person…so why was the pain now even showing on my face? I could see the drooping corners of the mouth. When you see that etched on someone’s face, you know they have experienced a lot of pain. So did I really experience that much more pain that the rest?

I believe we all have more or less the same number of problems. This is life, and things will spring upon us. Yes, I certainly do have plenty of troubles. But nothing more than the people next door I am sure :-).

I have read this and heard this again and again: “Decide to be happy, and you will be happy”. Or “Choose happy thoughts”. You must have heard many of these too. And I believed in them all. So why wasn’t I following it?

Finally I decided to actually, consciously DO this. After all, I can’t say something does not work unless I give it my 100% shot :-). And that’s what I’ve been doing. I decided I am happy. No matter how things look in my external world. Not going to list all my troubles here, because this blog post is not about that. Its about what I am doing despite the troubles I have.

Thoughts really actually DO make a huge difference. Surprise!! LOL! So anytime I start to feel off, I immediately focus on — what on earth am I thinking about? And of course…I would find myself invariably dwelling on thoughts that were upsetting me. I then consciously change my thoughts and start thinking of something better, happier. Sometimes, it is just as simple as telling my racing mind (some fast and furious imaginary conversation in my mind), “Shhhhhh…..quiet”. And then if I must think, I consciously repeat in my mind something like Om, or peace or just sing a song in my mind. Basically I am watchful of my thoughts…as I am learning to watch what I eat :-). I used to think it would be tiresome to police my thoughts this way. But surprisingly it is not. And each day it gets easier.

Try it for yourself for at least 3-4 days before you give up on this. But make sure you really DO watch your thoughts and do not let your mind dwell upon thoughts that make you sad. A sad mind is not going to help you solve any problems. Only a happy, calm one does. So keep that in mind before you think — but I have so many problems…how can I not think of them?

And what am I noticing as a result of what I am doing? The first thing I noticed was that I was actually calmer, happier…even though everything around me remained the same as before. Then it gets better! Great things have started to happen in my life. My kids are achieving things that are making me so proud! Some old paperwork problems for legal work are all getting sorted as if by magic. Hubby is happy at work (phew!!!!), and does not look stressed (PHEW!!!!). I’m having a great time doing 2 courses (I love learning and growing): Life coaching with Tony Robbins, and an Interior Designing course. I am actually able to eat properly and only when I am hungry. I am not overeating anymore…and that is huge! I am losing weight. Yayyy!! And I’ve been doing all this only from the past month or so. Already so many changes in my life as a result. However, I shall not again make the mistake of being happy only because good things are happening. I am happy…because I decided so, because I choose every moment to be happy.

So they are right when they say — your internal emotional status shapes your external world. I know it now through experience, and not saying it because I read it in a famous author’s book.

I would love it it you too experimented with this and saw for yourself through your own experience how true this is.

It reminds me of something Anita Moorjani said in her book, “Dying to Be Me”. When I read it, I loved it. But its only now that I am practicing it and seeing that she is right! This is what she said:If things seemed challenging, instead of trying to change them physically, I began checking in with my internal world. If I am stressed, anxious, unhappy, or something similar, I go inward and tend to that first. I sit with myself, walk in nature, or listen to music until I get to a centered place where I feel calm and collected. I noticed that when I do so, my external world also changes, and many of the obstacles just fall away without my actually doing anything“.

So give this a good shot with 100% sincerity and then come back and tell me if it worked for you or not.

Much joy to you,
Swati

Forgiveness is the First Step in Healing

forgiveForgiveness is always such a tricky issue. There are two levels to it:

1. Many think — why should I forgive?? This or that person has done this unforgivable act, hurt me, betrayed me, or whatever else. I shall NEVER forgive. The thing is, your not forgiving that person is not going to do anything to that person. But it will do lots to you. The anger, the resentment will make you very unhappy, and will lead eventually to sickness. So your decision to not forgive someone is not going to hurt that person. It will hurt only you. Forgiveness is for you. Forgiveness is so you can let go and move forward with your life, be happy, be healthy, and not let what happened in the past affect your present or your future.

Forgiving a person does not mean you are condoning the act. It does not mean you need to send flowers to the person or send hearts and smileys in text messages :). You don’t even need to go hug the person and fraternize with the person if you don’t feel like it. All you need to do is let go of fretting and fuming, be willing to forgive, let go of the incident(s), hold no more grudge against the person (because the grudge will only hurt you, not the person you are upset with), stop blaming the person for all your misfortunes (because we create our reality not someone else), and agree to move forward with your life with a healthy happy mind and body.

2. Second layer is when people know that forgiveness is good for them, and really want to forgive, and yet the anger keeps coming in the way.

I was reading Louise Hay’s beautiful book “You Can Heal Your Life”, and there was an affirmation there that really shone bright like a sudden lightening in a dark dark night! And it suddenly made it really easy for me to forgive. It is my hope and prayer that it helps you as it has helped me. It says:

 ”I forgive you for not being the way I want you to be. I forgive you and set you free.”.

That is so TRUE! Aren’t we upset with people because they are not what we want them to be (right or wrong, good or bad)? Well, people will be what and who they are. They will change when they need to, and by their own will. No one ever changes because others want them to. They might pretend to be a certain way, but they don’t really change. And when someone needs to pretend to be a certain for someone, that again leads to yet more resentment.

This applies to us as well. Doesn’t it? And FIRST of all, it applies to us. Because when we forgive ourselves and accept ourselves just the way we are, we are much more accepting and forgiving of the rest of the world.

I forgive myself for not being the way I want me to be. I forgive myself, and set myself free to be just the way I am…right now, at this moment. And I love and accept myself as I am.

When we are totally comfortable with ourselves, and do not feel badly about ourselves, when we do not feel guilty about various things, and are not blaming ourselves, we will not feel the need to blame others. We will be much more forgiving and accepting of others. Often when there is self blame, when we feel badly about ourselves, we feel the need to blame others to feel better about ourselves…we feel the need to assign blame somewhere else.

So to begin healing, we should begin with forgiveness, and first of all begin with forgiving ourselves.

What do you need to forgive yourself for?

Think about what you need to forgive yourself for.

Louise Hay says people who suffer from pain have a lot of guilt. I do suffer from Migraine and back issues. And I wondered at first – what guilt? The angels have often told me too — you need to forgive yourself. And I have often wondered what do I need to forgive myself for? I couldn’t think of anything, or maybe I didn’t want to.

Last evening it suddenly dawned upon me. I am forever feeling guilty about not being able to be a perfect mom or about keeping my home clean all the time. Yes, its hard also because I am busy, but the reason also is that I simply don’t enjoy house work! I don’t enjoy cooking and cleaning! There! I said it! Its considered a sacrilege for a woman to say that even today, where women all around are competing in showing off how they cook this or that “from scratch”, or how they keep their house “spic and span”. Don’t get me wrong…I have nothing against women who do all this. I just wonder at all the “looking down upon others” that goes along with this for many. LOL!

So my saying that I really dislike cooking and cleaning will raise many eyebrows among the “I am the perfect mom club”. Well, I am not perfect. Actually, that’s the thing. I am far from perfect. I’m not even just alright. I really am bad at it! :D And no one forced me to be a stay at home mom. I chose it myself. I chose it because I want to be around my children a LOT, no matter how bad I am at cooking and cleaning. And I chose it because I do not have an appetite anymore for the corporate world. I really would rather be with my kids, and work from home. But, the fact remains, that often the dishes remain piled, things remain scattered in the house, laundry not done. And did I mention I really don’t like cooking? LOL!

I look around me, and I see women handle their homes so well (and now I’m not talking of the ones who are looking down upon others. I’m talking of regular normal women). And this fills me with guilt. I feel terrible. I feel really badly about myself. But I cannot change the fact that I don’t like cooking and cleaning. I really really dislike it with ALL my heart and soul. I prefer doing angel readings, healings, writing, counseling, reading, and some creative art work (which changes from time to time). My house often remains neglected. So this leads to living with heavy duty guilt. Heavy duty guilt leads to some heavy duty pain.

What else do I not like about myself? I am fat. There. I said that too. No mincing of words. And I hate that. I don’t even want people to see me! I hate to be in front of the camera. I won’t make videos of EFT because I am fat and I don’t want people to see me.

I need to forgive myself for not being what I want me to be, and accept myself just the way I am today, at this very moment. I am perfect right now. Just the way I am.

Just saying this affirmation frees something within me, and I am not afraid of making that video anymore. I really do accept myself just the way I am. And I accept you just the way you are.

There will always be a way out with the house stuff too. Either I can EFT myself to stop hating cooking and cleaning so much, or I will find a way to afford more regular visits from the cleaning ladies, and afford a cook…or who knows, the Universe might have yet a new solution. But I do not need to live in guilt and pain. I do not need to feel so badly about myself.

Look at your own lives. What is it that you are not accepting about yourself? What is it that you need to forgive yourself for? Begin your healing journey with forgiving and accepting yourself. And you will find that you can forgive and accept others much easier. Write to me below about your own thoughts and experiences regarding self forgiveness, and accepting yourself just the way you are.

Proof that Law of Attraction, Visualization etc work: Improved Relationship

2dRh8tk1I read this book where the author conducts a 30 day experiment to see if the Law of Attraction works. And he had GREAT results. I thought that was a great idea, and decided to conduct a series of experiments myself. This way I could prove to me, and to others that this “right thinking” stuff really works, and that we actually can design our lives the way we want to.

Soon enough I got a chance to do my Experiment #1. I know someone, who we shall call Sarah (not her real name). I have known her for a few years, and she has always been really nice and friendly. But to my extreme confusion, she started being really unfriendly in the last couple of weeks. She tried not to meet my eyes whenever we met, and we meet regularly as we visit the same place regularly. She stopped saying hi or bye to me. And she outrightly refused to even acknowledge my presence. That felt really weird. I even tried asking her once or twice if everything was alright, but got very curt replies.

This was all really upsetting because I saw her regularly. All this made me wonder — Did I do something to offend her? Why is she mad at me? Of course I was doing what I shouldn’t be doing — taking it all very personally. However, I couldn’t help it. Finally I did convince myself that I hadn’t done anything…because really I hadn’t! LOL! And I stopped taking it personally after doing some EFT (tapping) and talking to myself and to my angels.

However, that didn’t stop me from feeling bad. Because here was this person who used to be so lovely. And now she was behaving like I was a criminal.

Then I remembered…here was the perfect chance to demonstrate the “Law of Attraction”, the power of visualization, positive thinking, and of Love.

I had already demonstrated the Law of Attraction in this case in a negative way. fb3When she first started to behave odd, I added more energy and emotion to the situation by thinking horrible things, getting mad, getting upset, getting worried for her, imagining the worst things I could. haha!! And what did I get? MORE odd behavior from her. She got odder and odder as the days went by.

 

 

Now I decided to change that (yayyyy for me! LOL!).

So I decided to:

1. Relax my body and mind in a few seconds (because I can do that from my regular meditation practice).

2. Imagine her.

3. Surround her with light and love.

4. Visualize her feeling a LOT better (no matter what the reason was), and then visualize her smiling at me, and both of us talking cordially again.

5. Thanking God.

This whole process takes barely 3-4 minutes for me. And so I repeated it 2-3 times a day for 3 days (was going to meet her again in 3 days). Anytime I caught myself worrying about the situation or for her, or getting negative, I repeated the above process.

testI met her after 3 days, she still looked a bit odd, but not too upset. I said hi to her, and she smiled back really sweetly! So I sat next to her and asked her how she was. She replied back really nicely telling me how overwhelmed she had been because of a lot of things, and so she didn’t really seem like herself. That her way of dealing with things was to keep very quiet and be alone. But that now she was feeling a lot better. She talked for a long time, just like she used to, before. No sign of odd behavior anymore!

I was really happy…because this demonstrates in such a simple way how our thoughts, visualizations, and emotions affect our experience.

I am going to be doing this with many aspects of my life, and I hope you too can use this simple process to bring about changes in your life.

This is all you do:

1. Relax your mind and body and close your eyes.

2. Imagine the situation that is bothering you – just a still picture would do – you don’t need to visualize the whole negative thing.

3. Surround the situation with light and love.

4. Imagine the situation getting resolved the way you want it to.

5. Actually FEEL the emotions you would feel as if that were really happening.

6. Thank God/Higher Power/Universe/anything else.

7. Let the visual fade and open your eyes.

8. Repeat this 2-3 times a day till the situation actually resolves (and it will).

9. Make sure that anytime during this period you start to feel negative again, do this simple process again, so your negative emotions are replaced with positive ones. This is VERY important, because remember:

Whatever you place your focus and emotions on will be manifested in your life. So might as well focus on what you want.

Conduct your own experiment. Pick any issue you want. If you don’t feel too much hope or faith right now, then pick something small for your first experiment. And do this process. Let me know what happens. Much love to you!!

PS: Editing this to add…my next experiment was an even more amazing hit! It happened only last evening! Will write about that soon. 

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