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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Karma, Do YOU really understand it?

I have had a thought provoking moment today.....that some people really do not understand how Karma works. They send Karma to others...this infact is sending it straight back at them. Karma starts and ends in LOVE.  Basically in a nutshell "as you sow, so also shall you reap" Enjoy this article I always find interesting to read.

Sooner or Later, You're Dancin' With the Reaper
We are Karma Chameleons. While on Earth, you are living in the worlds of reincarnation and karma. Believe it or not, karma begins & ends with love. Karma begins to propel you as Soul on a personal journey through the universe. Karma ends when you have perfected yourself in your ability to love.
So What is Karma? As Soul you are eternal. You have past, present, and future lives. To grow in love, joy, and awareness, you reincarnate into a series of physical bodies to experience different existences. You have been or will be both sexes and all races, religions, and ethnic types throughout many lifetimes
Karma Defined: Karma means that "as you sow, so also shall you reap" in this and other lifetimes until you understand the complete consequences of all your actions. Karma is the principle of cause and effect, action and reaction, total cosmic justice and personal responsibility.
The 4 Different "Flavors" of Karma:
There are 4 different types of karma that you are always working on: ·
  • Sanchita Karma: the accumulated result of all your actions from all your past lifetimes. This is your total cosmic debt. Every moment of every day either you are adding to it or you are reducing this cosmic debt.
  • Prarabdha Karma: the portion of your "sanchita" karma being worked on in the present life. If you work down your agreed upon debt in this lifetime, then more past debts surface to be worked on.
  • Agami Karma: the portion of actions in the present life that add to your "sanchita" karma. If you fail to work off your debt, then more debts are added to "sanchita" karma and are sent to future lives.
  • Kriyamana Karma: daily, instant karma created in this life that is worked off immediately. These are debts that are created and worked off - ie. you do wrong, you get caught and you spend time in jail

    "Resistance is Futile": As Soul, you experience a constant cycle of births and deaths into a series of bodies until you have learned all the spiritual lessons that the totality of all experiences have to teach you. Until you have learned, you will find that "resistance" to the rules of karma is "futile".
The Rules of Karma Governing Life on Earth
Although it may often "feel" like punishment, the purpose of karma is to teach not to punish. Often the way we learn "the best" is to endure the same type of suffering that we have inflicted on others. For example, I remember little of my life as a City Commander in ancient Constantinople where I killed many without mercy, often with little justification. Yet, I remember vividly the life where I repaid that karma by being slaughtered by an Indian during the Martin's Hundred massacre. Believe me, I learned the lesson of mercy in the final terrifying moments of the massacre.
We are all here to learn lessons as "spiritual beings in human form". These lessons are designed to help us grow into greater levels of love, joy, and awareness. They teach us to "choose love at every moment", to "forgive everyone, everything", and to "live happy". Where we do not choose love, show forgiveness, teach tolerance, or display compassion, karma intervenes to put us back on the path of these lessons. Quite simply, the only way to achieve a state of karmic balance is to be love.
Before we came, we agreed to put ourself in the path of all that is we needed to learn. Once we got here, we agreed to "forget" this. The purpose of "forgetting" is to keep us from being overwhelmed by the totality of our past while making sure that we have really learned our lessons. For example, having been a General in many lifetimes, I tended to treat others in a domineering manner. In this life, I put myself into my situations where humility would have served me better than being "the dictatorial General". Only when I overcame this "problem" and learned my lesson did I understand why I had put myself into those karmic places.
Karma gives you the opportunity at every moment to become open to greater levels of love and compassion. It operates impersonally: applying to everyone, all the time, no exceptions. It is very logical: what you sow is what you reap in exact and precise measure. Karma is as predictable as the laws of gravity: what is done to you is the net result of what you have done to others.
For example, there are no "innocent" people in prison, they are there for a reason. If they appear "innocent" in this life, it is because they were "guilty" in a past life and "got away with it". The "innocent" feel "cheated" now because they cannot see the cause of this life was the effect of a past life when they were "guilty".
The cause of this life is always the effect of a past life(s). The goal of karma is to ensure that we link our actions (the cause) with their results (the effect). "It is the loving God which helps each Soul develop it's highest spiritual potential through experience." It is our experience which teaches us the Law of Love.
The goal of karma is to give you all the experiences that you need to evolve into greater levels of love, joy, awareness, and responsibility. Karma teaches that you are totally responsible for the circumstances of your life. Karma is like "training wheels". They keep you on the straight and narrow until you have mastered your vehicle and can ride freely on your own.
"See that you are at the center of the universe... Accept all things as being part of you... When you perceive that an act done to another is done to yourself... you understand the great truth." Tolerance opens the door to compassion and love.
Karma drives us from oneness to wholeness to unity with life. Karma forces us to look beyond ourselves (oneness) so that we can see ourselves as we truly are (wholeness or Self Realization). Once we truly understand ourselves, we can see our divinity (God Realization) and our unity with all life.
Karma drives us to service. Service - co-workership with God - is the ulitmate expression of love. Love means service: service is your choice. Once you accept total responsibility for your life, you see yourself as Soul in service to life. Once you do, you become a fully realized co-worker with God.
"Belief in karma ought to make the life pure, strong, serene, and glad. Only our own deeds can hinder us; only our own will can fetter us. Once let us recognize this truth, and our liberation has struck. Nature cannot enslave the Soul that by wisdom has gained power and uses both in love."
Karma shows us that for any question love is the answer. "Love is our birthplace, our final refuge, and our reason for being. If we recognize that compassion and love are the ultimate destination of our journey, the heart of the universe responds."
Authors Details: Ellen A Mogensen

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Grounding & Spiritual protection

I haven’t touched on this before so thought I would today. I have over the past 12 months been through some situations whereby I am thankful I know how to ground myself but also protect myself spiritually undoing what others have unfortunately layed onto my soul.
So briefly I will be helping you with Spiritual protection and also Ground/Eathing yourself.
Spiritual Protection is something that everyone should know how to do, regardless of our religious beliefs (or lack of). It encompasses far more than just ghosts & spirits too.
Negativity in any form can be damaging to the human energy field (aura). Fear, anger, depression, negative people/places, arguments and more actually create negative energy that can cling to you or build up in your home and cause problems over time. Spiritual cleansings are very important, for yourself and your home. I recommend they be done at least every few months, more if you find yourself feeling stressed or fatigued.
These notes are only guidelines to aid you on your own Spiritual Path / Protection and as with all spiritual work it is often about finding your own Truth. If you disagree or feel uncomfortable with anything that is suggested here by all means find an alternative Truth that is acceptable to you.
Grounding/Earthing is all about the awareness that we are still in a physical body as well as endeavouring to become spiritual workers and beings.
Why is it so important that we ground/earth ourselves?
Below you will find a few ways in which being grounded can make such a difference to our everyday life:
  • Brings life in to matter and to be able to bring our healing abilities into the physical.
  • Increases balance and stability in our physical and our emotional state.
  • Helps bring acceptance that we are here to fulfil a purpose.
  • Brings strength.
  • Helps in creating a bridge between Spirit and matter.
  • Provides an outlet making the release (of energy) easier.
  • Allows the attainment of higher Spiritual levels.
As a healer it is very important to keep your patient grounded.
How will I know if I am grounded or ungrounded?
Below is a list of some of the more common symptoms of being ungrounded. Usually each individual will encounter the same one or two symptoms each time they are ungrounded.
  • Dizziness
  • Daydreaming
  • A feeling of being 'Spaced Out'
  • Feeling sick
  • Heart palpitations
  • Eyes flickering
  • Weight gain
  • Clumsiness
  • Static shocks
  • Falling asleep when meditating
  • Noise and light sensitive
  • Forgetful
  • Having brilliant ideas that never happen
  • Arguing and unable to get your point across
(Please note that many of these symptoms can also be linked to other physical conditions or illnesses, if in doubt always check with your GP. Light and energy work is complementary to general medicine and should not be viewed as a substitute.)
So how do I become more grounded?
Here are some things you can do to help bring you back down to earth:
  • Eating (hence sometimes the weight gain) - healthy & balanced.
  • Drinking water
  • Walking, especially in natural surroundings
  • Sports, yoga, tai chi etc.
  • Gardening
  • Animals eg. walking the dog
  • Being purposeful
  • Visualization of roots/colour (see below)
  • Carrying/working with crystals (see below)
All of the list above is fairly self explanatory with the possible exception of visualization and the use of crystals, so here is a quick guideline as to how you can use either of these techniques:
The easiest and most helpful thing to imagine when you are trying to ground yourself is tree roots! Just imagine you have great long sturdy roots coming from the base of your feet (which should remain flat on the floor during the visualisation), or, from the base of your spine if you are sitting directly on the floor. Just let these roots go right down in to the earth below and let them anchor you onto the earth. This is a very quick and efficient technique to remember when releasing energy such as static shocks from cars and supermarket trolleys!
Colour can also be quite helpful, deep earthy colours such as red, brown and terracotta are always good. Again just imagine that this colour surrounds you. You can imagine it as light or a cloak or blanket, whatever is easier for you.
Crystals can be very helpful in the grounding process. It is best to carry them in a trouser or skirt pocket (or sock if you can make it comfortable!).You must remember to cleanse and dedicate your chosen crystal for this purpose before using it. A small piece of tumbled stone will be sufficient to carry with you. Here is a list of a few easy to obtain crystals that could be used for this purpose:
Red jasper (most jaspers are good as grounders) Bloodstone, Hematite, Gold tigers eye, Carnelian, Garnet, Pyrite, Copper, Amber, Unakite

Spiritual Protection Techniques

Spiritual Protection is something that everyone should know how to do, regardless of our religious beliefs (or lack of). It encompasses far more than just ghosts & spirits too.

Negativity in any form can be damaging to the human energy field (aura). Fear, anger, depression, negative people/places, arguments and more actually create negative energy that can cling to you or build up in your home and cause problems over time. Spiritual cleansings are very important, for yourself and your home. I recommend they be done at least every few months, more if you find yourself feeling stressed or fatigued.

White Light Protection
One of the most important aspects of spiritual protection is "white light" protection. It's very simple to do, and maybe you've even read about it or done it without knowing it. It's very effective at removing and preventing negative energy from harming you. To do this, just visualize an egg-shaped sphere of brilliant white light completely surrounding you, from head to toe. Really focus on seeing it clearly in your mind, and keep building it up so it's SUPER bright and glowing. See it as a solid barrier of protection that negativity cannot cross. If you wish, you can also say a prayer of protection while doing this. You don't have to get fancy with the wording. Say something like, "God/dess, please surround me with a sphere of powerful, brilliant white light. Send the Archangels to protect me from all harm, and please send my Spirit Guides to guide me, guard me and keep away all negative influences."
You can do this for yourself, loved ones, pets, even your house and car! Before travelling anywhere, you can visualize this white light surrounding your car, and the occupants of the car. At night before you go to bed, visualize the white light completely surrounding your house and your family, preventing any harmful energies from entering. This should be done frequently, whether you feel threatened or not. Over time, this builds up a strong shield of protection that is with you always. And just keep reinforcing it, day after day. It's best to do this in the morning and again at night before bed, but it can be done as many times as you want, any time of day.
Clearing Your Home of Negative Energy
Regular spiritual house clearings are also important to remove any negative energies that may be hanging around. You'd be amazed at how that stuff likes to linger! If you would like further information on this please email me. It will be simple instructions on how to do this. You don't have to follow it exactly, or use the same exact ingredients. Get creative with it. Use your own wording if you want. Use whatever ingredients you have on hand, and don't be afraid to improvise. The most important thing is your intention that you are removing negative energy.
Herbs for Protection and Purification
Here is a list of common plants and herbs that are very good for removing (and preventing) negative energy: aloe, anise, barley, basil, bay leaf, cactus, carnation, cedar, chamomile, cinnamon, clove, cumin, curry, dill, dragon's blood, eucalyptus, fennel, fern, flax, frankincense, garlic, ginseng, ivy, lavendar, myrrh, onion, parsley, pepper, peppermint, rosemary, sage, thyme, violet.

After your house cleansing, fill some pretty dishes with these protective herbs, and place them on tables or shelves in the main parts of your home. (Caution: Some herbs are toxic, be sure to keep out of reach of children and animals!) The herbs should be replaced every few months. However, don't toss the old herbs in the trash - rather, sprinkle them outside, to return them to Nature so they can be recycled. :-) You can also make pretty herbal sachets or "charm bags" to hang on doors or tuck in a drawer. Place one in your car for protection while travelling. Sprinkle protective herbs on the tops of doorways, or at the thresholds of your home.

Burning certain incenses (which have the same properties as the herbs) can achieve the same effect. This is similar to "smudging". Smudging usually involves taking a bundle of dried sage leaves (sage is great for neutralizing negative energies!) and lighting the tip of it until it starts to smoke, then waving the smudge stick around your home, letting the smoke remove negative energy. The incense does the same thing, you don't have to use Sage sticks. Frankincense, Sandalwood, Myrrh and Sage are the greatest for removing negativity.
Sea Salt - The Ultimate Purifier
Sea salt is an EXCELLENT neutralizer! The ocean holds a lot of power, especially for cleansing and healing, so sea salt obviously does too. You can get pure sea salt at health food stores, and many online shops also carry it. (try to get "unrefined sea salt" if possible, because it retains most of its natural properties) You can mix in some sea salt with your herb mixtures, or use it by itself as described above for the herbs.
Charging Objects With Your Intent
White candles are also great for removing negative energy, and you can make them work even better by "charging" them. (in fact, you can charge your herbs the same way to help activate their natural properties) To "charge" something means that you are infusing it with energy, and your intention. It's really simple to do this.
Hold the candle (or whatever object you wish) in both hands (or you can hover both hands above/around it, if it's a dish of something) and visualize it being infused with brilliant white light from your hands. Just the same way you did the white light protection for yourself and your family. But this time see the energy soaking into the candle and making it glow bright white. You can state an intention out loud if you want to, "I infuse this candle with powerful purifying energy, and ask that this energy spread through our lives and remove all negativity." Then when you light the candle, it releases the energy out into your home, and by extension, the universe.

You can also charge things like jewelry, to hold a certain intent. Metals particularly hold a charge VERY well, for a long time. For example, you can "charge" rings or necklaces with prosperity/success energy (green and/or red energy), and wear them to a job interview. Will this guarantee you the job? Of course not. But you are stating your intent to the Universe, and therefore you are putting certain energies into motion, which can help you. It's all about your intent and the energy you put into it. I do this with all products I send out to clients....It is my way of saying thank you to them for trusting me.

Crystals and Gemstones
Certain crystals and stones also carry protective properties. Here is a short list of the most common ones: agate, amber, amethyst, black onyx, citrine, coral, emerald, garnet, obsidian (apache tears), ruby, tourmaline.

You can charge your gemstones and either carry them with you, place them around your home, or purchase jewelry that contains stones with the properties you want, and wear them.

Angels and Spirit Guides
Last but certainly not least, ASK for protection from your Angels and Guides! That is what they are there for. Each of us is "assigned" certain angels and guides before we are born. Their "job" is to protect us, comfort and guide us, and to work with us in living our most productive life possible here on earth. But remember that they cannot interfere with our free will. We must invite their help if we want it.
You can ask for their protection on a daily basis for general purposes, or you can ask when you have an immediate need for protection. But keep in mind that although they are "assigned" to us, they are not our slaves. They help us because they want to. Respect and gratitude should always be the context in which you request (not demand) their assistance. No one likes to be bossed around. Be thankful for their presence in your life, and know that you are never alone.

Lastly, Believe with what you are doing and what you want out of life. Never take for granted. Never expect anything in return. 

I hope you have enjoyed this blog post .

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Overall Being Shopping for Pink Event

I am thrilled and highly emotional over this event that I will be holding next year in early 2011 in raising funds and awareness for Breast Cancer.So I thought I would blog a snapshot of information on here now to start the awareness of this so if anyone knows of someone they can pass this information on.

Why am I doing this:

I am doing this for a number of reasons. But mainly because Breast Cancer has affected me in a way where it has hit my core. I lost my Mother in December 2000 to Breast Cancer, she was 42 so was at an age whereby its unexpected. To loose someone who has given birth to you, nursed you, bandaged your sores, taught about life from a womans perspective, a friend who gave me a shoulder to lean on then onto being a grandmother to 2 of my 4 boys was certainly a huge concrete wall tumbling down. She was young when she had me , a teenager herself so we bonded quite tightly as we had each other to rely on mainly at times. At the time she left behind 4 daughters...me being the eldest and the youngest being 7 at the time. It has been a huge ordeal to deal with especially being the oldest. I still have days, weeks and months whereby it touches me and can be quite emotionally frustrating cause I cannot share with her the highs and lows of my life now. Even though I know her spirit is around when I need the support leverage.

So for me this event is going to be a personal one. One that I will be putting everything into. To help raise as much as I can for such an incredible situation in many lives. Lives that are affected on a personal level or a level whereby you know of someone.

It also allows me to add in my love of the wonderful world of WAHB (Work At Home Businesses). To work from home around a family is such a personal commitment. To juggle home life and work life in the same surroundings can be enormous! So if I can bring two personal loves together and make them one....will make this event an extraordinary moment, for many.

What am I asking of Others:

I must clarify this at the beginning...I will not be making any profits from this at all. So for me to not go bankrupt, I will be asking for donations, sponsorship and help in raising awareness of this event. The below information is a quick snapshot of what will be included in the Business Event Information Document (which can be emailed to you if interested in coming weeks). Until then any questions please just email me.

The following things is what I will be chasing:

* Hall for Hire (if you know of someone who can donate a hall or a large room please pass on details to them)
* Sponsors (There will be three levels available, please email for further information)
* Services from Hairdressers, Massage Therapists, Nail Tech's, and such to donate their time for the day.
* Businesses who may like to donate a product/s or the like for Silent Auction & Hampers as prizes on day.
* Businesses who would like to showcase their product range on the day as a "stall" situation. ( please email for information on this)
* Balloons (Pink & Blue), Tea, Coffee, Sugar, Cups, Spoons, Napkins, Slices etc for donation to use on day.
* A printing business to make a Banner showcasing the Sponsors for the event.
These are just a few things at top of my head at the moment, cause this is not until next year, this list may lengthen or shorten as I go along. But any help that is given would be greatly appreciated and accepted xo

To Find Out More:

To find out more about this event and be in the "know" please email Lisa on lisa@overallbeing.com.au
I will be putting together a Business Document for anyone interested and all information along with the above will be included. As time goes along I will be blogging and updating information about this via my website, twitter and facebook fan page.

I cannot wait to do this, I have been planning this for a few years but with this year being the 10th year of the anniversary of my beautiful Mother I though it fitting for next year. Its a huge task but with the knowledge of something good and my Mother as an angel helping me along I am positive this will be a huge success.

I look forward in hearing from you if you are keenly interested. Please if you think anyone would be interested feel free in sharing this blog post or link to others.

Warmest Blessings,

Overall Being is on Holidays

As of Saturday July 3rd I am away holidaying with my gorgeous family. I wont return until Monday July 12th.

Until this time updates will be scarce.....but I do use HootSuite so have set a Mission for you to do for that week whilst I am away. Lets see it as a competition as it is :)

This mission update will be posted on my behalf Monday. So keep your eyes wide open to see that.

Until then for those on school holidays, I hope you and your children are enjoying time together. For those who start next week...Happy holidays :)

Stay safe and warm.

RAOK winner

Yesterday when Overall Being had a day of highlighting RAOK I really did feel such a shift in energies. For people to go out of their way to do something good without expecting anything back is the true form of love.

Being able to give something to bring hope and joy to someone else really is what humanity should live by.

This morning I read out the entries to my children. They were extremely touching and was a hard task to choose just one. I really am so thankful for you for taking the time in participating but also sharing with me and my followers.

The winner of this competition is Liv. For showing unconditional with no expectations support when someone is about too feel their whole world crumble around them. May blessings be sent to this family.

Liv congratulations! If you could email me lisa@overallbeing.com.au with your postal address I can post you your prize. I also am extending a free healing to be sent to you or your chosen participant, so please include this in your email also.

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. ~Mark Twain

Love & Light to each of you who chose and try to infuse RAOK each moment when it arises.