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cutting chords

You can release people from your life energetically with chord cutting and other techniques, people who no longer serve your highest good, and whose highest good you may no longer serve.
They just drift off without the need for confrontation. 

Make it a sacred event.

You might think about cutting the ancestral chord through the mother and all grandmothers, the father and all grandfathers (while retaining their wisdom), to the beginning of time. It is this chord that attracts a lot of the other people into our lives that can cause…disruption. It is connected at the navel and is quite thick and knotted.



First, we have to accept full responsibility (as a co-creator with the Universe) for our energetic part in connecting to, or attracting these energies in the first place. Nothing happens in a vacuum; like it or not, we always have a part in what ‘befalls’ us. There’s no judgment about it, it’s just energetic law: like energy attracts like energy.

You can say something like: “I accept full responsibility for ALL my creations, and recall any and all negative energy, negative thoughtforms, negative intent — consciously or unconsciously — to my Higher Self/God Self/Christ Self to be healed, blessed, transmuted and released back into the Light. I retain the wisdom of these experiences, transmuting the energy and the experience itself back into Light.

Use an electric blue ‘sword’, or blade, to cut all chords (the Sword Of Archangel Michael). Cut down your front and the back and both sides, over the head and under the feet. You may have to do it several times.

You can imagine that your hand and arm is a sword (or laser) and ‘slice’ your hand down your front and sides and imagine doing so down the back.

You can also officially announce to the universe that you release them (and everyone) from all karmic ties and debts bound to you, and that you ask to be released from all karmic ties and debts bound to them (their Higher Self MUST honor this request, regardless whether the person would do so in ‘real life’ or not).

Once you do any of this, you have to completely let them go from your consciousness, unless you are sending them light & love. One negative thought and the chords reattach. And you have to cut them again.

Then surround yourself with the Whole Armour Of God, which reflects back to their Higher Self any and all negative energies anyone may try to project to you consciously or unconsciously. By directing it back to their Higher Self, we don’t engage in an energetic ‘battle’ of wills and personalities.

Namaste’
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gratitude

“gratitude” shannon grissom

Here are 49 beautiful gratitude quotes (thanks Marelisa)
 

1. “At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” — Albert Schweitzer
2. “You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink.” — G. K. Chesterton
3. “No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks”. — Unknown
4. “Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” — Marcel Proust
5. “He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.” — Epictetus
6. “You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you.” — Sarah Ban Breathnach
7. “We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” — Thornton Wilder
8. “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” — Albert Einstein
9. “Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” — William Arthur Ward
10. “Take full account of the excellencies which you possess, and in gratitude remember how you would hanker after them, if you had them not.” — Marcus Aurelius
11. “Real life isn’t always going to be perfect or go our way, but the recurring acknowledgement of what is working in our lives can help us not only to survive but surmount our difficulties.” — Sarah Ban Breathnach
12. “We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” — Cynthia Ozick
13. “Can you see the holiness in those things you take for granted–a paved road or a washing machine? If you concentrate on finding what is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.” — Rabbi Harold Kushner
14. “We can be thankful to a friend for a few acres or a little money; and yet for the freedom and command of the whole earth, and for the great benefits of our being, our life, health, and reason, we look upon ourselves as under no obligation.” — Marcus Annaeus Seneca
15. “When we become more fully aware that our success is due in large measure to the loyalty, helpfulness, and encouragement we have received from others, our desire grows to pass on similar gifts. Gratitude spurs us on to prove ourselves worthy of what others have done for us. The spirit of gratitude is a powerful energizer.” — Wilferd A. Peterson
16. “Whatever our individual troubles and challenges may be, it’s important to pause every now and then to appreciate all that we have, on every level. We need to literally “count our blessings,” give thanks for them, allow ourselves to enjoy them, and relish the experience of prosperity we already have.” — Shakti Gawain
17. “Thou that has given so much to me,
Give one thing more–a grateful heart;
Not thankful when it pleaseth me,
As if thy blessings had spare days;
But such a heart, whose pulse may be
Thy praise.”
– George Herbert
18.  “(Some people) have a wonderful capacity to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder, and even ecstasy.” — A.H. Maslow
19. “If the only prayer you say in your life is thank you, that would suffice.” — Meister Eckhart
20. “Find the good and praise it.” — Alex Haley
21. “Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.” — The Hausa of Nigeria
22. “What if you gave someone a gift, and they neglected to thank you for it-would you be likely to give them another? Life is the same way. In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer, you must truly appreciate what you already have.” — Ralph Marston
23. “Happiness is itself a kind of gratitude.” — Joseph Wood Krutch
24. “The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.” — Henry Miller
25. “There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.” — Ralph H. Blum
26.  “Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy — because we will always want to have something else or something more.” — Brother David Steindl-Rast
27.  “Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.” — Denis Waitley
28. “As each day comes to us refreshed and anew, so does my gratitude renew itself daily. The breaking of the sun over the horizon is my grateful heart dawning upon a blessed world. ” — Adabella Radici
29. “For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
30. “Grace isn’t a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It’s a way to live. ” — Attributed to Jacqueline Winspear
31. “When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.” — Chinese Proverb
32. “Only a stomach that rarely feels hungry scorns common things.” — Horace
33. “But the value of gratitude does not consist solely in getting you more blessings in the future. Without gratitude you cannot long keep from dissatisfied thought regarding things as they are.” — Wallace Wattles
34. “Blessed are those that can give without remembering and receive without forgetting.” — Author Unknown
35. “If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.” — Rabbi Harold Kushner
36. “Nothing that is done for you is a matter of course. Everything originates in a will for the good, which is directed at you. Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude.” — Albert Schweitzer
37. “God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say “thank you?” — William A. Ward
38. “Gratitude is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic.” — John Henry Jowett
39. “Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life.” — Christiane Northrup
40.”The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.” — Richard Bach
41. “Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes of which all men have some.” — Charles Dickens
42. “Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend… when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that’s present — love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure — the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience Heaven on earth.” –Sarah Ban Breathnach
43. “Whenever we are appreciative, we are filled with a sense of well-being and swept up by the feeling of joy.” — M.J. Ryan
44. “Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.” –Doris Day
45. “Many people who order their lives rightly in all other ways are kept in poverty by their lack of gratitude.” — Wallace Wattles
46. “Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.” — Buddha
47. “Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give.” — Edwin Arlington Robinson
48. “There is a law of gratitude, and it is . . . the natural principle that action and reaction are always equal and in opposite directions. The grateful outreaching of your mind in thankful praise to supreme intelligence is a liberation or expenditure of force. It cannot fail to reach that to which it is addressed, and the reaction is an instantaneous movement toward you.” — Wally Wattles
49. “Gratitude should not be just a reaction to getting what you want, but an all-the-time gratitude, the kind where you notice the little things and where you constantly look for the good, even in unpleasant situations. Start bringing gratitude to your experiences, instead of waiting for a positive experience in order to feel grateful.” — Marelisa Fábrega

 
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We Are Master Artists, Each One Of Us. And In Us The Universe Delights.

Techniques I work with:
    
    * Reiki
    * mind/body connection
    * sound toning

    * healing with color, light & sound
    * simple, basic stretching & movement to help relax & center
    * reconnection to the intelligence & healing power of the human body  
    * meditation practices from all cultures around the world 
    * easy yogic breathing practices; sacred breath; warrior breath; circular breath
    * energy work with the cells & DNA through quantum mechanics 
    * changing the past, altering time & personal history through quantum mechanics
    * guided visualization & meditation for personal, group & Earth healing
    * working with the energetic grids, ley lines & sacred sites
    * opening, healing, cleansing & balancing the chakras & physical & energetic bodies
    * working with our guides & angels & totems
    * shamanic practices & journeying
    * shifting consciousness
    * the silent witness
    * ACIM
I am a follower of the shamanic tradition of self-healing as well as being a Reiki practitioner, non-denominational minister & guided imagery/energy work specialist. I draw on my experience with Qi Gong, metaphysics & quantum physics. I also write the spiritual blog, www.thesphericalwe.blogspot.com
Though I am currently located in Los Angeles, California, much of the above work can be done over the phone, skype, or video conference. 

One session can last up to three hours. There is no charge for any session.

Contact: inlakeach@inbox.com


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“Every since meeting Bradley my life has immensely evolved.  He inspires me, educates me, and heals me.  I have grown spiritually so much in just a couple months and my life has been forever transformed.  He is such a beautiful light and cannot imagine my life without crossing paths with him.  I truly recommend allowing him to shed light into your life. ” — LMK
“I have felt my life shift in many miraculous ways in just a matter of weeks as a result of my participation in Bradley’s guided meditations. I have opened to more self-love and have noticed that I am kinder and more
loving to myself, and others have been kinder and more loving to me in return. I
have also seen my friendships deepen — a priceless benefit of opening more to my
expanded-self through Bradley’s guided and divinely inspired meditations.” — D. P.
“Bradley’s gentle, guided meditations take you right to the “heart” of the matter and offer invaluable insight and wisdom. It’s exciting to see the positive results unfold daily! Working with Bradley has taken my personal meditation rituals to a new high. — S. J.
“(Bradley) helped me look at the world through different eyes. He made a difference in my life. 
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(Bradley) is a gifted and knowledgeable meditation leader.  (He has) an amazing ability to transcend to a higher level and take (his) listeners with (him).  It has been a joy and an awakening experience. Thank you for this lifelong and life-changing experience.” — S. B.

 

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say little, love much, give all, judge not, aspire to — white eagle

some basic meditation techniques

There is a gateway within each of, a miraculous door through which can pass to us health and self-healing, unconditional love, non-judgment, joy and bliss. A door through which we can pass at any moment of our day into a place of non-judgment, unconditional love, health and self-healing, joy and bliss. This door is always open, we have only to turn towards it. That door is meditation.

What exactly is meditation? What it is not is relaxation, although relaxation is one of the results of meditating. It is not prayer, although once in a meditative state prayer becomes much more powerful and effective. Prayer is asking, meditating is listening. Listening to what? To your conscience, your higher self, the universe, God. Each of which have a tough time getting through to us because of the continual ‘static’ and ‘noise’ of our lives and our thoughts.

The object is to move beyond our thoughts and thinking process into a state of non-judgmental awareness — into true beingness, where we find ourselves existing absolutely in the present moment — the Holy Instant.

This occurs when our breath becomes calm and focused, when the sensations of the body begin to melt away and when the left and right hemispheres of the brain move closer into synchronization. And then the gateway opens into the Divine realm where our health is perfect, love unconditional and fear nonexistent.

Remember, meditating is not about relaxing, so once you start, if you find yourself nodding off, then stop and get some rest. You need to be alert.

For the same reason, you probably shouldn’t meditate while lying down. If you are currently confined to bed, then try to keep your pillows propped up, or have someone guide you through the meditation. You also need to try and keep the spine straight to allow an open channel of energy flow. If you are in a chair, keep your feet flat on the floor. But always make sure you feel comfortable; if meditating doesn’t feel good physically, you won’t want to continue.

Dress comfortably and warmly.

Make the practice of meditating something special in your life, even sacred; you will have a more powerful experience. If you can, create a special place to meditate which is only for that purpose and away from where you find frustrations in your life. Turn off the phone and hide the ticking clocks.

Prepare to not be disturbed for at least fifteen minutes. You can work your way up to a half hour later. If you only get five minutes in the meditation that you feel ‘connected’ — that’s a lot! Give yourself this gift. We have twenty-three and three quarter hours in the day to be tense and nervous; surely we can find ten or fifteen or twenty minutes for our own physical and spiritual healing?

Another way to begin the practice is to first balance your breathing. With your eyes closed, take the thumb of your right hand and close off your right nostril, exhale through your left nostril, then inhale through the same nostril. With your index finger of your same hand, now pinch off the left nostril and exhale through the right nostril, then inhale through the right nostril and pinch it off with your thumb. Repeat for five minutes, breathing deeply and gently as you try and follow your breath, listening to it, visualizing it flowing in and out of you. Enjoy it. (Breath, by the way, in Latin, means soul).

Another method to begin your practice, and which is very helpful if you find your thoughts constantly interrupting your meditation, is to fully engage all your senses. In effect, you’re entering the meditative state through the back door.

Listen for everything you can hear; listen for the sounds within the sounds; the truck outside, its engine, its wheels moving against the pavement, are there four wheels or eight?; listen to the lawn mover, the conversation next door; listen to your breathing; to the ringing in your ears; everything. Then feel the clothes against your skin, the carpet under your feet, the bones and muscles, and the blood moving through you; feel your skin and hair and teeth; feel air blowing over your skin; feel heat rising off you; feel the unconscious vibration of sub-atomic elements moving through you. Smell the air and taste your mouth. ‘See’ with your eyes closed, the colors, the patterns — the universe (your optic nerve can actually register the flow of individual atomic photons).

Another technique is to simply follow your breathing. Counting your breaths is a way of engaging your logical mind while freeing your subconscious. Try to match your breathing with your pulse beats and count until you reach a full breath. Five to seven beats is average. Hold your breath for half that number. Exhale to the same pulse beats. Hold your breath out for half that number. Repeat. This is actually the natural way to breathe, the way we were born to breathe. As it is, we only use about 30% of our lung capacity. This helps make the blood alkaline. And disease cannot grow in the presence of a full oxygen content in an alkaline environment.

You can repeat your name as a mantra, a mantra being any word or phrase which is repeated over and over, silently or vocally. Repeat any word or phrase which has meaning to you such as “I am at peace” or “Love. Truth. Joy.” or “I am One” or “I desire money (success, love, etc.)”. Again, repeating a mantra engages the logical brain.

It can be very effective to stare at a symbol or picture while speaking a mantra, this works to balance the left and right hemispheres of the brain.

Another idea is to say — vocally or silently — on an inhalation the word “I” and exhale the word “AM”; repeat.

A very powerful method is to intone the mantra of “O-m” or “A-u-m” The vibrational tone of the word “Om”, in ancient belief, is considered to be the first sound of creation, the first ‘breath’, if you will, of the Divine. It is believed to link you directly with the Unity Consciousness Of All That Is/God/Spirit.

To use the “A-U-M” version, think of the “A” as the sound of the inbreath, continue that sound as you begin to exhale, then gently make the “U” sound, which gradually becomes the “M” sound at the end of the exhalation. Begin with the “A” again and repeat.

Try using the inexpensive, foam ear plugs you can buy at any pharmacy. They help you move into your inner silence and focus on your breath, your heartbeat, your very essence.

These are just a few suggestions. Use them as a springboard to create your own and you will have a much more enjoyable experience.

Try to meditate at least once a day.

It will change your life.

"Risk" by Anais Nin

sunset by georgia o’keefe
And then the day came,
when the risk
to remain tight
in a bud
was more painful
than the risk
it took
to Blossom.

a prayer

 

Prayer
by An Unknown Confederate Soldier


I asked God for strength, that I might achieve, I was
made weak, that I might humbly obey.

I asked for health, that I might do greater things, I was given infirmity, that I might do better things.

I asked for riches, that I might be happy, I was given poverty,
that I might be wise.

I asked for power, that I might have the praise of men, I was given weakness, that I might feel the need of God.

I asked for all things, that I might enjoy life, I was given life,
that I might enjoy all things.

I got nothing that I asked for, but everything I had hoped for.

Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered.
I am among all men, most richly blessed.