Universal Archetypes: The Connection Between Tarot, Numerology, Dream Interpretation, Palmistry and Astrology

Universal Archetypes: The Connection Between Tarot, Numerology, Dream Interpretation, Palmistry and Astrology

Did you know that numerology, astrology, dream interpretation, tarot and palmistry are all connected?

Many times when you learn about these things independently, you may miss the ways they all intersect. People who don’t know much about them often mistakenly believe that they don’t have anything to do with one another and are actually competing ideologies (which they are not).

Numerology was invented by Pythagoras (yeah, that math guy). He believed that the universe was inherently mathematical and that all things that existed within it were also connected in a mathematical way and as such, you could use math to calculate and determine specific inherent truths present in the universe based on a specific set of numerical archetypes.

Archetype: A recurrent symbol or motif

You’ll see archetypes like this used in other methods of divination as well. Tarot, for example, uses 22 universal archetypal images that represent aspects of the archetypes. Jung noted relatively the same universal variations of archetypes and images in his work in psychology, which is interesting when you think about the fact that the Tarot is considerably older than Jung. He narrowed that down to 12 primary personality archetypes that all the others may be derived from.

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Mythologist Joseph Campbell’s work describes the same archetypes found in Jung’s work as they apply to world mythology. Campbell called it, “The Hero’s Journey.” Jung’s archetypal figures are represented in the characters the hero interacts with throughout his journey, the archetypal events and motifs making up the challenges the hero faces. These figures, events and motifs are present in the texts of all world religions. Interestingly enough, the major arcana of the Tarot is representative of the Fool’s journey, which also tells a story as the Fool himself matures as he experiences the various archetypes present within the major arcana on his journey of enlightenment.

In Numerology, there are also 12 numerical archetypes – one through nine, and then the master numbers 11, 22, and 33. Also of note – there are 12 signs in the western astrological zodiac. Not coincidentally, these archetypes are also in alignment, not only with each other, but also with the Tarot as each of the cards in the major arcana are assigned a numerical value and relate to a specific astrological sign and/or planet and those aspects correspond with the archetypal symbolism present in the images on the cards.

That being said, you will never find conflicting information between a numerological chart or an astrological chart. They will always support one another. Hand analysis (a more in-depth version of palm reading) also relies on the Jungian universal archetypes and funny enough, will also always coincide with an astrological chart and a numerological chart. Jungian dream interpretation pulls from the same archetypes.

The general descriptions of the zodiac sun signs in astrology are similar to the life path number in Numerology. They are the most influential aspects of the chart, but they are not the whole story, by any means. There’s a lot of other stuff going on behind the scenes and having a full chart done, especially with astrology, can be so accurate it’s scary. If you really want the whole picture, you do them ALL.

If you’re interested in learning more about archetypes as it relates to Jungian Dream Interpretation or the Tarot, consider signing up for my online dream interpretation course!

Everyone Laments The Death of the Institution of Marriage, But Maybe it Needs to Die

Everyone Laments The Death of the Institution of Marriage, But Maybe it Needs to Die

I saw a couple of people share an article in my newsfeed titled, “5 reasons we can’t handle marriage anymore” so I gave it a read… and I laughed.

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Every single reason listed here has to do with outside factors. Stress over money. Lack of sex. Too much technology. Not a single one of these things addresses any internal issue or personal responsibility.

My husband pointed out that anybody from any generation could blame technology. Someone who lived in the 1940s could say the invention of the television ruined marriage, because nobody sat around and talked anymore, they just sat in front of the TV.

No, social media didn’t ruin the institution of marriage. People who go looking for distractions will always find them in some shape or form. 

Every day we’re bombarded with the statistic that 50% of marriages end in divorce (even though that hasn’t been true since the 70s and 80s). People are constantly writing about why marriages these days fail so often, even though the divorce rate is actually going down – at least for college-educated people.

And then there’s this:

Fewer and fewer people are getting married at all. 

That insight particularly seems to send people into a frenzy. “No one respects marriage anymore! They just want to live together so they don’t have to commit!”

Let me ask you one very important rhetorical question:

Have you ever considered that maybe the reason that the institution of marriage seems to be failing so hard is because it’s an outdated dinosaur of a concept that can’t survive in the new paradigm

People fear nothing more than they fear change, and marriage as we know it has been a staple of our culture pretty much since civilization began. The first known record of a marriage occurred in Mesopotamia 4,000+ years ago, and as you may have guessed, the wife was more or less considered the property of the husband with no rights, and was bartered for a dowry (often money or goods).

Marriage’’s primary purpose was to bind women to men, and thus guarantee that a man’’s children were truly his biological heirs. Through marriage, a woman became a man’’s property. In the betrothal ceremony of ancient Greece, a father would hand over his daughter with these words: “I pledge my daughter for the purpose of producing legitimate offspring.” Among the ancient Hebrews, men were free to take several wives; married Greeks and Romans were free to satisfy their sexual urges with concubines, prostitutes, and even teenage male lovers, while their wives were required to stay home and tend to the household. If wives failed to produce offspring, their husbands could give them back and marry someone else.-The Origins of Marriage, TheWeek.com

Up until as recently as 250 years ago, marriage had absolutely nothing to do with love. Even after the idea of marrying for love was introduced, marriage was still very much an institution of control and women were still considered property.

The husband’s dominance was officially recognized under a legal doctrine called “coverture,” under which the new bride’s identity was absorbed into his. The bride gave up her name to symbolize the surrendering of her identity, and the husband suddenly became more important, as the official public representative of two people, not one. The rules were so strict that any American woman who married a foreigner immediately lost her citizenship.- The Origins of Marriage, TheWeek.com

Marital rape wasn’t even outlawed until the 1970s. Yeah… up until 40 years ago, it was perfectly legal to rape someone as long as you were married to them. Texas only very recently got rid of a law allowing husbands to shoot their wives for infidelity. Marriage has changed more in the time since then than it has in the last 5,000 years.

We have this “institution” that was built by patriarchy as a means of control and has existed for more than 4,500 years, devoid of the concept of love. Is it any wonder that the moment love was introduced (relatively speaking, it’s been a short time), it has begun to fall apart?

The reason we have so much resistance to it today is because so much of our notion of what love is has blended with with that patriarchal idea of control. The control itself has evolved and modernized, and rather than destroying the notion all together, women have simply absorbed the same sense of ownership over their partner that men have had for centuries… and we call it “equality.”

I have news for you, ladies. What women need to do is not become the equivalent of a man. They need to shatter the entire belief structure around what it is to be male and female, along with any institution that attempts to exhort control over another person.

You might say, “But I don’t attempt to control my husband/wife…”

You may not – at least not physically. But emotionally, you most likely do.

The entire modern concept of marriage today is based around loving one person and only one person for the entirety of your life. Giving yourself to them. Becoming “theirs.” We’re still trying to sell ourselves into slavery, here. We’ve just romanticized the notion. They don’t call it “the ole’ ball and chain” for nothing.

Unfortunately, the consequences that come along with this mindset are not very romantic. Emotional manipulation and control end up creating more problems.

You see, you can never truly own the emotions of another person. You can’t stop them from loving another person. And in our society, our patriarchal notion of love is that we should reserve all of our deepest, most intimate love for a single person. If we discover that our significant other may love another, we automatically assume that means that they have taken their love away from us. But that’s the egoic notion of love, not real, unconditional love.So because we can never truly be certain that the emotion of love is totally reserved for us, we look for other ways to control our partner. We can’t be sure that we own their heart, so we then attempt to own their body. And that’s the kind of limiting culture our society has built around love and sex.
– Let’s Talk About Sex 

We demand that love be given to us by our partners. After all, they’ve taken a vow to do so. But consider this…

When you met your husband/wife, did you choose to fall in love with him or her? Or did it just happen?

How many of you have an ex that you still think about and dare I say it, still love, even though you’ve fallen in love with someone else and married them? Why haven’t you just stopped loving your ex? Does loving your ex mean that you love the person you’re married to any less?

You haven’t stopped loving them because you can’t, anymore than you can stop yourself from falling in love with someone new.

You can’t stop love. You can’t control love. Period. When it happens, it happens. You don’t have to go looking for it. It finds you. It exists within you. And it doesn’t mean that you stop loving the person that you’re with or that you love them any less.

So why, then, do we make such promises and demands of our partners, whether married or not? And why do we feel we’ve been hurt when it happens?

Because we are afraid. We are afraid that we are not worthy of love, and so when we find it, we cling to it for dear life until we damn near strangle it. But real love doesn’t cling. It lets go. Real love doesn’t take away, it only gives.

Love is far too big to fit in the box called marriage that we’ve attempted to shove it into.

We live in a culture that tells us that our love should be reserved for one person and one person only, and when we choose that person, we own them, until you realize that your capacity for loving another human being is much bigger than society tells you.

Love is not scarce. You don’t fall in love with one person today and then stop loving them or take your love away from them and fall in love with someone else tomorrow. If you do, then it was never really love to begin with. When you truly love someone, you never stop loving them. And there’s plenty of room to love more, because your heart is an endless well. We try to build all kinds of dams and control the flow. The real task is to tear them all down.

Keep trying to shove love in the marriage box (or is it a cell?). Love will do what love does best – it will blow the whole damn thing apart. Over and over, until you stop trying to contain it. Stop trying to resist it. Stop trying to build walls and control the flow.

This is why the institution of marriage is failing on a grand scale. And this is why it will keep failing, until we change our ideas about love to match what love really is. Infinite. Whole. Unyielding.

 

11 Consciousness Raising Documentaries

11 Consciousness Raising Documentaries

Most of us, at some point during our awakening stage, find a wealth of information that helps us expand our view of the world around us through a good old fashioned Netflix binge. I know I did

If you’re like me, you’re taking a few days off around the holidays and you’re probably going to be looking forward to doing a little Netflix and chill after the fam heads out of town. If that be the case, here’s 11 consciousness raising documentaries you might want to check out, personally viewed, approved, and highly recommended by me.

Consciousness Raising Documentaries for the Mind

Prepare to stretch everything you thought you knew about the nature of reality.

1. Out of the Blue

If you’re toying with the notion of Extra Terrestrials but just aren’t really sure if there’s any truth to it, this documentary, above all, will leave you a believer. A slew credible witnesses and high ranking government officials go on record with their personal testimony that aliens are out there, and they are visiting earth. Skeptical?

“OUT OF THE BLUE emerges as one of the very best films ever produces on this, one of the most interesting in the history of science.” – Skeptic Magazine

There. Take that.

2. The Illusion of Time (PBS)

My (second) favorite theoretical physicist, Dr. Brian Greene (also a string theorist) takes you on a very visual trip through space time and shows you just how malleable time really is – if it even exists at all.

3. Thrive: What on Earth Will It Take? 

The thrive movement is the brainchild of Proctor & Gamble heir Foster Gamble, who seems to have taken a slightly different route from his predecessors. What’s wrong with the world? Follow the money. Foster shows you how.

4. Apologies of an Economic Hitman

I admit – I haven’t seen this one yet, but I’m dying to watch. I’ve seen several snippets of interviews with John Perkins about his book, Confessions of an Economic Hitman, and they are quite fascinating.

From the New York Times: “Perkins was a prominent member of a team of economists employed by the U. S. government that allegedly used murder, military coups, rigged elections, doctored financial reports, extortion, and even sex to expand American influence following World War II.

Perkins had previously been reluctant to speak out about his career for fear he’d be permanently silenced by the powers that be. Years later, after meeting the daughter of an assassinated president and getting a cold reception from an angry Latin-American audience, Perkins’ lingering guilt overpowered his fears of governmental reprisal, and he finally decided to come clean about his experiences. The resulting film reveals the roots of Islamic terrorism and the truth behind rising poverty levels while highlighting the reasons why so many other countries resent the United States.”

5. Gashole

Another documentary that explores the current state of our economy, this time through ties to the oil and gas industry.

6. Ethos: A Time for Change

Hosted by the two-time Academy Award® nominated actor and activist Woody Harrelson, ETHOS: A TIME FOR CHANGE lifts the lid on a Pandora’s box of systemic issues that has proven to have a negative impact in every aspect of our lives. From the environment, our democracy and our personal liberty to conflicts of interest in politics and unregulated corporate power, we cannot change our system until we know how it works.

Consciousness Raising Documentaries for the Body

You are what you eat… and you really don’t want to know what you’re eating. But you should. These documentaries completely changed the way I eat and I lost 2 pants sizes as a result, and have kept it off for several years now.

7. Food Inc. 

Food Inc. examines the repercussions of factory farming on the health and livelihood of Americans, exposing how corporations have overtaken the food chain.

8. Forks Over Knives
Researchers explore the possibility that people changing their diets from animal-based to plant-based can help eliminate or control diseases like cancer and diabetes.

Consciousness Raising Documentaries for the Soul

These documentaries focus specifically on the philosophical and soul-level experiences of human beings.

9. DMT: The Spirit Molecule

This documentary takes a look at DMT, a psychoactive, naturally occurring chemical in the brain that is also the active ingredient in LSD and some Ayahuasca brews, and it’s connection to spirituality.

10. With One Voice

With one voice talks with mystics from nearly every religion around the world, and shows how each of them are based on the exact same principles – love.

11. I Am

Tom Shadyac, director of the infamous Dumb and Dumber, documents a life-altering accident that brought him to spiritual awakening and talks with others about how everyone can improve the way they live. One of them is Desmond Tutu. I freakin’ love Desmond Tutu!

If you’re having trouble finding these documentaries on Netflix, you’ll most likely be able to find them in full on YouTube.

Got other consciousness raising documentaries you’d add to the list? Post them in the comments!

How to Avoid Setting Ourselves Up for Disappointment

How to Avoid Setting Ourselves Up for Disappointment

Question from a reader:

“Hi Ash. I’ve been a groupie/blog stalker for only a few months, so it’s possible that you’ve already covered this, but I want to ask you about expectations in relationships. A family member of mine is struggling with depression. When asked about what triggers her sadness she answered, “I guess my expectations of people are too high.” The fact that she expects anything of anybody other than herself completely caught me off guard. Plus there’s the issue that she doesn’t communicate those expectations to anyone, but then gets sad/angry/frustrated/etc. when they’re not met. I have a feeling that she’s not the only person in the world who does this/feels this way. Can you offer some perspective?”

It’s true that we do often have expectations of others, and it’s also true that when people don’t meet those expectations, it can create disappointment. However, to label another person or their actions as the source of your sadness means that you are not taking responsibility for your own emotions.

The Love Exchange

The more I’ve learned about spirituality and spiritual maladies, the more I’ve come to realize that a lack of self love is the root of pretty much all emotional issues (and subsequently all of the world’s problems, which can all be traced back to this lack of love – or rather, the belief in it).

Additionally, we live in a society and a culture that raises us to believe that love is transactional. In order for us to give love, we must receive it in return. So when we give love to someone, we create an expectation that it will be reciprocated. If we don’t believe that it will be reciprocated, we often don’t bother to give it. And if we do give it, and things don’t pan out the way we hoped, we then feel disappointed.

When you couple that with a lack of self love, you have a society full of people seeking love outside of themselves. They then need to derive their love (and subsequently their self-worth) from other people. They become dependent on those people and their approval to feel good about themselves.

It doesn’t have to be outright declarations of love – it’s mostly a culmination of small gestures all day long that give feelings of approval. A Facebook like. A compliment here and there. An invitation to a party. When you lack self love, all of these things become more important to you than they really are, because you view them as indicators of your worth according to others. And when you don’t receive those indicators, you immediately begin to project the negative thoughts that you have in your head into the void. And in some cases, you project those negative feelings outward at the ones who you had an expectation from, resulting in disappointment.

Great Expectations

The expectation of receiving a return on love we have given places conditions on that which has no boundaries. Love is not conditional – it is unconditional by it’s very nature. If it is not unconditional, it isn’t really love, it’s attachment.

When we have a limited idea of what love is (believing that it is conditional) and see it as transactional, that creates an expectation of the person we are giving it to. When we have an expectation, it means we become attached to that specific outcome. We need it. We want it. We rely on it. For as long as you are attached to a particular outcome, you allow it to control you. You give it power over you and your emotions.

Attachment is the root of suffering – wanting a specific outcome and relying on it for your happiness.

Emotional Responsibility

As I said before, when we are attached to that outcome or result, we give our power away. When that attachment is to a particular person’s response, we give them power over us. We can now be disappointed when they don’t do what we expected them to do, and this triggers negative emotions.

Often, we project the responsibility for those emotions onto the other person. “You made me feel this way!” But they didn’t. That person does not have the ability to MAKE you feel anything. You ALLOW them to be a trigger for an emotion that already exists within you.

We are responsible for our emotions. No one else. When you learn unconditional love for others and for yourself, you no longer go looking for love from other people. You find it within you. Then you are free to give love, regardless of the outcome, and people no longer have power over you. Situations no longer have power over you.

You have taken your power back and you are truly free.

The Road to Happiness is Paved with Zero Fucks

The Road to Happiness is Paved with Zero Fucks

We’re often told that happiness is a choice and that it is found within. But that can come off as being extremely contrived to someone who is in the throes of an unhappy situation.

We, as humans, have a tendency to hyper-focus on details and specific situations. We give those things all of our attention, even when they don’t really deserve them, and that can, from time time, cause us to stress out about things that really don’t matter in the long run. When we’re in the thick of it, we can’t see the forest for the trees.

A good friend of mine posted a conversation he had with his 4-year-old son as a Facebook status a while back, and the wisdom his little boy gave to him that day was pretty spot on.

“Love it when my 4-year-old son gives me some perspective. On the way to school yesterday morning, we were having our usual chat. At some point, I was telling him, maybe complaining a bit about something that bothered me (it wasn’t a big deal… I can’t even remember what it was). He cut me off:
Lincoln: “Daddy. Big things… little things.”
Me: “What?”
Lincoln: “Big things, little things.”
Me: “What do you mean?”
Lincoln: “We shouldn’t make big things out of little things. Is it a big thing, or a little thing?”
Me: “It’s a little thing.”
Lincoln: “Then why are you sad?”
Me: “I’m not sad, buddy. Just annoyed.”
Lincoln: “If it’s just a little thing, it will be ok. Don’t worry, Daddy.”

When I find myself becoming overly annoyed with situations or people, I often ask myself, “Will this matter to me in 10 years?”

If the answer is, “No…” then FUCK IT. That’s right. FUCK IT. If it’s not a part of the big picture, then it doesn’t matter and it doesn’t deserve (or even require) my attention.

When you choose to give those things and those people your attention that don’t matter and don’t really require it but annoy you nevertheless, you are actively seeking out things that do not reflect back to you the happiness and joy that exists within you.

Now certainly, there are situations that deserve your attention. The key is determining which situations require your fucks and which situations do not require your fucks. You shouldn’t just go giving those fucks away for free. It’s not one of those situations in which you should make it rain, you know what I’m saying?

This great post over here called, “The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck” is a great starter on how to just say, “Fuck it.”

After you’ve read that, and you can come back here and tell me that you’re ready to actively choose to be happy and stop wasting your time on shit that doesn’t matter, I’ll give you one last thing.

It’s just a little mantra for you to repeat to yourself any time you feel your fucks being sucked into a vacuum of negativity.

Stop. Become aware. And then repeat:

Fuck it. I choose love.

Need some inspirational reminders to give no fucks? Here’s a whole album worth.

How I Let Go of Fear

How I Let Go of Fear

Over the last three years or so, I’ve had a lot of discussions with a lot of people about one specific subject: fear.

Those conversations take a lot of different shapes. Fear as it relates to religion. Fear as it relates to beliefs. Fear as it relates to the self. Fear as it relates to metaphysics. Fear as it relates to the spirit plane. I’m constantly telling people that there is nothing to be afraid of.

FDR had it right, “There is nothing to fear but fear itself.”

In many, if not most, of those discussions there is a common trend:

Most people’s immediate, almost mechanical reaction is to resist.

You would think that “fear not” would be the most amazing, relieving, empowering message a person could hear.
For example, when I tell someone who is religious that Satan doesn’t exist – they don’t need to be afraid – they immediately tell me I’m wrong, and subsequently, it’s the Devil’s work that I would even think that way.

 

When I tell someone that demons aren’t real and those experiences are entirely self-manifested because we are the creators of our reality and nothing can harm you without your permission – there’s nothing to fear – they immediately resist that idea.

When I tell someone that shadow people aren’t evil – there’s nothing to fear – they immediately push back.

When I tell someone that there’s no such thing as an evil spirit, because love is all there is – there’s nothing to fear -they flip out.

When I tell someone that conspiracy theories are exaggerated, misunderstandings of natural occurrences or are otherwise practically impossible, much less plausible, not to mention counter-productive to their cause – there’s nothing to be afraid of – they can’t accept it.

It seems so counter-intuitive to be so resistant to letting go of fear, doesn’t it?

You would think that “fear not” would be the most amazing, relieving, empowering message a person could hear.

I understand why people are so afraid to be unafraid. There’s so much doubt involved when you’re clearing away beliefs that you’ve held your entire life.

“What if I’m wrong? What if I really will go to hell if I stop believing this?”

“What if I’m wrong… What if I open myself up to some horrible negative entity if I stop believing in them?”

Take a moment and examine those statements. What do they have in common?

They’re both still fear-based! Fear is the very thing that is keeping you from letting go of fear. How’s that for irony?

“What if I open myself up to some horrible negative entity if I stop believing in them?”

If you truly believe that your thoughts and beliefs are what create your reality, then your very belief in the their existence is what allows them to exist, does it not?

Some people have argued that they never believed in demons until they experienced one! You may not have believed in demons, but you certainly had a belief in evil, otherwise you would never have interpreted what you experienced in that way. And what’s the difference between demons and evil? Both are fear-based. There’s no difference at all. It’s still fear, no matter how you look at it.

I understand how people can ask those questions and I understand how difficult it can be to overcome it, because I was there.

The decision to let go of fear is easy. Like flipping a switch. Arriving at that decision – deciding to flip the switch – is the hard part.

I literally remember the very instant that I let go of a large swath of fear-based beliefs. It felt like a ton of bricks had been lifted off of my shoulders and I would never have known that I was carrying around all of that weight if it were not for just how noticeable the difference was after letting it go.

How did I do it?

The very first time I ever sat down to meditate, it was in a moment of desperation. I was raised Baptist, of the hellfire and brimstone variety. Even though I had more or less become an atheist at this point, part of me still had this fear… “What if there really is a Heaven and a Hell and I’m going to go there because I don’t believe in religion anymore?”

The funny thing was, I still believed in ghosts and for whatever reason, had never reconciled that with a nonbelief in the Christian idea of God.

I had newly discovered spirituality – just two weeks in. The metaphysical principles, the stuff about spirits and psychic phenomena – those were things that I had experienced and it all (finally) made complete sense to me. The concept that unconditional love was all that existed in the universe was so unbelievably comforting.

But when I began doing some Googling on things that were mentioned in a book I had read, I came across a very fearful Christian website that was talking about how this is all exactly what the devil wants you to believe – that he doesn’t exist, and it’s demons who are posing as ghosts, etc., and where I had once been excited, I was now racked with doubt and fear. Because that’s what fear does. It holds you back.

So when I sat down to meditate, it was really a half meditation, half prayer. I was upset. I was crying. I was confused. And I did not know what to believe. I wanted so badly to let go of fear, but I was afraid – of hell, of Satan, of demons and all of those scary things that people talk about.

I said, “Whatever God is up there, if there even is one – tell me! Who is right? There are so many people saying so many different things. Who should I believe? Just tell me who I should believe and that’s what I will do.”

Much to my surprise, I heard a voice that came from within me and it said, “Why are you so worried about what other people say? Figure it out for yourself. Find out what is true to you.” At the same time, I was hit with the overwhelming feeling of total clarity. And then I asked, “But what about Satan and hell and demons and evil?”

“Do not concern yourself with such things. Focus on the good.”

That’s the funny thing – they don’t really give you a straight answer. They leave just enough wiggle room for you to form your own beliefs and maintain “free will.”

And right then and there, I put my total faith in a universe that was built from unconditional love.

That was the moment – the very moment that all of the fear lifted.  That was the moment I knew that “you create your own reality” was true. Because I was being told to put my faith in myself and to figure it out for myself, and find out what was true TO ME. It was my CHOICE. And whatever “truth” I decided to believe in, was what would be.

If I decided that the devil was true for me, it would be. If I decided that demons would be true for me, they would be. If I decided that evil – either in spirit or in the flesh – was true for me, it would be. The world around me is nothing more than what I think it is. What I believe it is. What I project onto it. What I create.

When I truly, fully put my faith in a universe where love is all there is, I stopped believing in fearful things, because fear cannot exist there. There is no room for it. I have no need to protect myself – there is nothing I am afraid of that I need to be protected from. In fact, there is nothing to be afraid of because I am one with the universe and all that exists in it – and all that exists is love.

Fear no longer had any power over me and neither did any of those demons, shadow people, negative entity attachments, or whatever else fear can conjure up in your mind to keep you enslaved to it – because that’s where fear is. It is only in your mind. You create it through your inability to believe that love is truly all there is.

And right then and there, I put my total faith in a universe that was built from unconditional love.

Let me just remind you – this happened during my first meditation. I was two weeks into discovering all of this. I did not have to evolve into this. It was a choice. A choice that you can also make any time that you choose.

 

So this isn’t so much a matter of who is correct and who is incorrect about the existence or the nonexistence of evil entities. Whatever you believe, you create. It’s not a matter of working toward something. It’s only a matter of what serves you and what doesn’t and making a conscious decision to let go of the things that don’t.

You are in control of your experiences, even when you don’t believe that you are. Especially when you don’t believe that you are, because then your fear is in the drivers seat. Things are then happening TO you instead of FOR you. But your fear is your choice.

It’s a very practical decision. If you’re the type of person who enjoys being afraid (I doubt there’s anyone who actually enjoys that) – then by all means, continue being afraid. It’s not holding anyone back but you.

All I’m here to do is to let you know that it IS a choice. And it is your choice. And that to let it go is as simple as making a decision to either embody the powerful, creative being that you are, or to continue being a slave to fear.

Overcoming all of the fear that’s trying to keep you from making that decision is another matter – but yet here I am. Over here, on the other side of fear. I made the jump, safe and sound. And I’m letting you know that the water is warm, if you’d like to jump in.

So… who’s going to be the first one to do a cannon ball?

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