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PALMISTRY AND THE THUMB

This past month I had an overwhelming urge to have a ring on my right thumb.  The left thumb has had a ring for a number of years now.  It is a PEACE RING that manifested from the ethers one day when I really needed help.  That was years ago when my Spirit Guides were talking a lot to me about PEACE. 

I was going through a transitional phase in the life (a difficult time) and one especially emotional day, this PEACE RING appeared. (A silver ring with the peace symbol on it and the date engraved on the inside of the ring)
It manifested on the floor right in the middle of the hallway! 
I was the only one home that day and it wasn’t there earlier ~ I had been up and down that hall many times that day. The PEACE RING would only fit on the thumb of my left hand, and no other fingers!  In fact, it was the most perfect fit.

Anyway, as I was saying, I had never worn a thumb ring up until that time..   For years now the ring gifted to me by Spirit has been worn on the left hand.   Lately, however, I’ve had an overwhelming urge to have a thumb ring on my other hand—the right.  Every time I glanced at my right hand, I felt an overwhelming urge to purchase a ring for that thumb!  Sounds silly, but true! 
Personally, I have always thought that the rings worn on certain fingers can trigger us to be more aware and conscious.  When one studies palmistry, one finds that each hand is associated with certain attributes associated with particular planets.   I got out my books on palm reading and here's what I found.   The thumb reveals information about personal power and dominance.  The right hand versus the left hand meanings have been debated by palmists.  I have read many books on palmistry and there is much debate with meanings.  However, the left hand, it is generally agreed, that the left hand reveals passive, hereditary and unconscious influences, while the right hand reveals active, self-determination and mastery over life.

In any event, once I indulged my longing for a ring on the right thumb, I noticed I was doing things I had previously been put off.  And, I may add feeling very pretty good about those accomplishments 
Katheryn Harwig, author of the book Your Life in the Palm of Your Hand, writes, “In palmistry, the thumb represents one’s soul.  The thumb (also called Rhea), is an extremely important finger on your hand.”
Isn’t it interesting how popular thumb rings have become?  The right hand is the intuitive hand, they say.  Maybe I am working with more spiritual will and that is why I was so drawn to have a ring on my right thumb. There could be a lot of speculation about these matters.  Regardless, it is interesting to me that thumb rings have become so very popular. 

One thing for sure, now my thumbs are balanced – there is a ring on the thumb of each hand.   And since that right hand thumb ring came onboard, as I said, I began to accomplish some things I have wanted to do for quite a while now. 

Here is a website on palm reading.   I don’t know the author of the website and really just found it randomly on the Internet.  Also, I have NOT read it in detail and so I am not officially recommending it.  But you may find some of it helpful or interesting.  And remember, just because somebody say’s something is so – doesn’t make it so.  YOU are your own AUTHORITY!  
www.serenapowers.com/palmistry

And if anyone has any ideas about why thumb rings are so popular now, aside from the thumb representing the soul as the microcosm in the macrocosm, write to me.

See a list of recommended palimistry books in my
BOOK STORE on this website. The palm reading book list is a great source if you're interested in learning palm reading.

HENRY DAVID THOREAU

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
--Henry David Thoreau
PERSONAL KARMIC DEBT STORY

This is a true story.  I will leave out the details which really have no bearing on the point of this tale.  Besides, they would be pretty boring anyway. 

A wise teacher told me once that the very best way to teach is to simply share your own experiences.  Each of us is our own authority.  We are all sovereign beings.  With this in mind, I offer you this personal experience for your discernment.

There was a lady who (and this was years ago) went out of her way to attempt to cause me some difficulties.  You have all had that experience, I’m sure.  It’s not all that uncommon.  You begin to wonder, what did I ever do to this person to make them direct such venom in my direction?  When that happens--to me-- it has “TEST, TEST, TEST’ written all over it. 

In response to the situation, I did what I had to do in order to handle the situation in a business-like manner.  Yet, I did it without anger, without sending her negative energy and without retaliation of any kind.  I sent her love and totally released it.  (Not easy when you feel like you are being unjustly attacked).  Yet, it was so bizarre that I knew this was some type of important spiritual task. 

You know, what I have learned?  It actually ‘is’ easier to forgive, send love, and release it all to God and the universe.  Simply saying, “Okay, God, I give this to you to handle”.  Teachers have always said, “Let the universe balance out the energy – its God’s job, not yours”.   It takes much less energy to be at peace than it does to be angry and figure out how to ‘get even’.
When I fully and completely released the situation that I have described, it was amazing how it worked out.    About a year later, this person came back into my life spectrum – not directly, but within a group setting. 

To get to the point, she shared information with a group of which I was a part that benefited me greatly – very greatly.  I am sure that she did not even know she benefited me, since the information was shared in a group setting and on an anonymous level. 

I found it so interesting.  It seemed like she paid her karmic debt to me in this way.  I believe debt is paid or said another way, the energy balances out, especially when we release it so that it ‘can’ be balanced.  We get ourselves in trouble when we hold grudges, since it creates another karmic debt owned by us. 

I just wanted to share this.  Maybe next time you feel like retaliating when unjustly attacked, you can use it as a test.  How well can you ‘not’ take it personally?  Can you turn it over to the universe to balance for you? 

Sometimes things get balanced without our realizing it.  I think many times we don’t notice.  The other thing I would add is that in my particular story, the energy was balanced by the person involved, but that may not always be the case.

Generally speaking, when we do good turns for others, the good is returned, but they say the good does not always have to come from the person you did good for in the first place.  It can come from any other source.  The universe, I truly believe, will handle the details.

It is probably the same vice versa.  If someone does you wrong, it will be righted, if you forgive and release it to The Divine.  It may not be righted by the person who did you wrong (as in the case of my story), but eventually, it will be evened out. 

I think the important thing is not to hold anger toward anyone, for this creates even more negative energy to be balanced.  And what one sends out, will always come back – and they say the universe is paying 10 to 1 these days, so it will come back tenfold if that information is correct!   
PUT IT "OUT THERE"!

I am well known for turning to Spirit (God force) for help for big things and little ones.  My guides have always instructed me to ask for help when I need it.  They have given this information to others, too!  They do this, through me, when I do channeling sessions. 

I have found that it truly works!  I have asked for help almost on a daily basis now – and received it!  This ranges from things like, “Where did I put my glasses?” to “What is the next step to take on my life path?” 

  Two examples come to mind here -- one small and one rather large.  I promise to be brief.    But I have been guided by Spirit to share these as examples of how you, too, can ask for help and receive it too!

Before I give the examples, what I am also guided to bring up is that so many times, we ask, and receive, and then fail to notice.  Part of being aware, awake and conscious on our life path and spiritual path is to notice.  Somehow I think the human ego part of us wants so minimize these little miracles that happen as sheer luck or co-incidence.  How often do we say, “Somehow that all worked out” and forgetting that we asked for the help, failing to recognize that we received it?

These are just a few examples that come to mind, but there are a million stories like these that I could relate.  However, I will give only a few here; otherwise, I will be writing a book.  I just hope to inspire you with these examples so that you, too, will call upon the Divine Forces in your own life.

Let’s talk about the small one first.  I have my grandson an old apple computer.  It has a few games on it and an old word format.  I thought he could have fun with the keyboarding – writing his name and letters – and playing the few games.  He’s only 7 years old.  And the computer is ancient and not worth adding memory to it. 

My daughter asked me to come and take a look at it when I visited them last.  She said they couldn’t get the monitor to go on.  I tried everything I could remember about the thing and I could not seem to do any better.  We scratched our heads and tried every button knob and tactic we knew.  I said, “Well, maybe we will have to see if we can find an old apple monitor somewhere”.  But I knew that would be some task due to its age and the time involved in locating another one.  My grandson looked sad.  The next thing out of my mouth, as I looked heavenly, was this:  “I will ask Spirit for help with this”. 
The next thing you know, I walked directly over to the back of the monitor and pushed a little white button that was practically hidden under one of the electric cords.  And Sha-Zam!   The musical tone played indicating the monitor had turned on.  We ran around to the front of the screen to see and sure enough, we had a full monitor up and loading the Apple System!
Many years ago, maybe I would have thought, “Somehow that worked out”.  I am laughing a little as I type that.  But since I have been more aware and conscious of my words, thoughts and intentions I realized I put it out there, asking for help, and Spirit directed my mind and even my body in such a way that I walked right over and pushed a button that I did not even know was there!  My message to you with this story is to “put it out there” and then be aware enough to realize your request was answered.  And then don’t forget to look up again and say, “Thank You!”

My other story has to do with personal healing.  I have experienced this on more than one occasion – three that come to mind immediately, but there may be more.  However, for time’s sake, I will only tell you about the last one.

Let me preface this by saying that, for me anyway, and I am sure every one of us may have different experiences, but for me, sometimes healing works immediately and sometimes it takes a matter of 10 to 12 hours or it may even go into the next day or two before I realize I’ve been healed.  It’s funny how we seem to almost erase the memory of asking.  Again, we say something like, “I don’t know what happened.  Suddenly I feel better”.  All the while we forget that we prayed for relief and then when it is given, we want to credit it to some mystery, instead of our prayers being answered.  Human nature!

The left brained logical mind and ego personality never seems to want to credit a higher source for the miracles that happen.  We say its luck or maybe it’s that pill we took or some earthly condition versus a heavenly one was responsible.  In the case that I am going to tell you about, as well as the other cases which I will omit for times-sake, there was no other explanation but a healing that occurred after “putting it out there” that I needed help.

Maybe some of you will remember about 5 months ago I had difficulty with a tooth.  It was horrible pain and causing migraine headaches.  My jaw was swollen and throbbing.   Just my tongue touching the tooth caused excruciating pain—that’s how bad it was.  I did not have the ways or means at that time to seek professional help.  I tried every over the counter medicine and herbal remedy that I could come up with.  I was plagued for well over a week with this pain and worry.  Incidentally, I was having some difficulty being decisive with an issue in my life at the time.  Louie Hay in her book Heal Your Body indicates that tooth problems are directly connected to problems in life with making a decision.  (Just a little trivia there).

Looking back now, I wonder why it took me so long to “put it out there”, but finally I did.  With the deepest most heartfelt and confident prayer, I asked for assistance.  I went into a deep meditation and did deep breathing, intending to breathe in light and direct it toward that tooth and jaw area.  I remember now as I came out of the meditation, I thought if felt better, but 10 minutes later, it felt worse than ever!  But you know sometimes that happens – and I felt it was being ‘worked on’ by my Spiritual Healing Team.

In any event, the next morning, I woke up and began my day without a thought of the tooth.  Half way through the morning I realized, “Hey!  My tooth isn’t hurting!”  I proceeded to press against my jaw and all around my tooth (an action that would have caused me to almost scream in pain just the day before), yet there was no sensation of discomfort whatsoever!  

I have thanked my healing team repeatedly since then!  Gratitude is so important and I was truly, from the bottom of my heart, grateful!

Moral of the story, “Put it out there” and then pay attention and don’t forget to say thank you!   The other moral here, I suppose, is that your support team of heavenly helpers are there for the big things and the small things too—it doesn’t seem to matter to them! 

The only other thing I will add is that they love being of service and it helps them earn gold stars, just like we earn when we help another.  It makes them feel good, just like we feel good when we lend a hand to another here upon the earth.  So when we ask, we are helping them.   So don’t be selfish – ask! Put it out there! 
YOGANANDA MEDITATION

I started to do this a while back.  I was guided to share a random Paramahanda Yogananda Meditation from the little book entitled Metaphysical Meditations.  Most of you will remember who Yogananda is – I posted it when I was offering the meditations before.  I will now pick one by closing my eyes and turning to a page that I am guided to.  I hope this will be helpful for you as you consider applying this teaching in your life. 




TUNE IN WITH THE COSMIC SOUND
By Paramahanda Yogananda

Listen to the cosmic sound of AUM, a great hum of countless atoms, in the sensitive right side of your head.  This is the voice of God.  Feel the sound spreading through the brain.  Hear its cntinuous pounding roar.
Now hear and feel it surging into the spine, bursting open the doors of the heart.  Feel it resounding through every tissue, every feeling, and every cord of your nerves.  Every blood cell, every thought is dancing on the sea of roaring vibration.
Observe the spreading volume of the cosmic sound.  It sweeps through the body and mind into the earth and the surrounding atmosphere.  You are moving with it, into the airless either, and into millions of universes of matter.
Meditate on the marching spread of the cosmic sound.  It has passed through the physical universes to the subtle shining veins of rays that hold all matter in manifestation.
The cosmic sound is co-mingling with millions of multi-colored rays.  The cosmic sound has entered the realms of cosmic rays.  Listen to, behold, and feel the embrace of the cosmic sound and the eternal light.  The cosmic sound now pierces through the heart-fires of cosmic energy and they both melt within the ocean of cosmic consciousness and cosmic joy.
The body melts into the universe.  The universe melts into the soundless voice.  The sound melts into the all-shining light.  And the light enters the bosom of infinite joy.

(By the way, when I channel for you, I listen with the right ear.  See the first line above.  I found that interesting.)
BOOK REVIEW

The only book I have to report on is Angels and Demons by Dan Brown.  This is the same author who wrote The DaVincci Code.  I enjoyed the book very much; although I must say that it is not for the faint at heart.  It certainly is full of interesting facts and while it did not take the ‘stand’ that the other book did about certain teachings, it delivered an unmistakable punch.  I hesitate to discuss what that was, since I don’t want to ruin the drama for you---and believe me, it’s full of drama!  I recommend it.  It’s more filled with conspiracy theories about religion than universal truths, but I enjoyed it. 



YOUR PERSONAL GOD

I have spoken with many of you about connecting to the Personal God of Your Being.  I am not certain that the meaning has come across fully.  Lately, I have been thinking about how I can better share what this means.
As it turns out, I had ordered some information from the I AM Group – The SAINT GERMAIN FOUNDATION and it arrived the just the other day.

Since a picture is worth a thousand words,
THE PICTURE OF YOUR OWN GOD SELF  can be viewed by
clicking the hyperlink above or going to http://www.saintgermainfoundation.org/body2.htm

The lower figure represents the human or flesh body; the Upper Figure represents the Individualized Presence of God, which is the Electronic Body of the "Mighty I AM Presence." Between the flesh body and the "Presence" is the Higher Mental Body, a form just as tangible in Its Own Octave as your flesh body is here, but not illustrated on the Chart. It is your Discriminating, Selective Intelligence. 

  Fundamental to the understanding Saint Germain offers is this Chart of the "Mighty I AM Presence," an eye-picture of each one's own individualized God Self, which stands twelve to fifty feet above each human being.

The Ray of Light which goes from the Heart of the "Presence," through the top of the head, anchoring within the Heart of the flesh body, is the Life, the Light, the Substance, the Energy, the Intelligence and the Activity by which the physical body has Life and is enabled to move about.

When your attention goes to the "Mighty I AM Presence," this Ray of Light and Energy begins to intensify and expand, until the Point of Light within every cell of the flesh body responds to It. As this intensifies, the Radiance forms a Tube of Light about the flesh body.

The Violet Flame flowing up, through and around the lower figure represents the Violet Consuming Flame, which is released by your "Mighty I AM Presence" when you call for Its Action to be passed through you and your world to consume all discordant creation, past and present.
The Color Radiance around the Upper Figure represents the accumulated good of all previous embodiments, a reservoir of constructive energy ready for use when the outer self has purified itself through the use of the Violet Consuming Flame® and maintained harmony long enough for the Divine Plan to act without interference.
When you sincerely and firmly give attention to your "Mighty I AM Presence," the process of your Ascension begins that moment.
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