When was the last time you engaged in a play or something really fun? It’s easy to think that play is only for kids. Adults have "more important things" at hand that are more pressing, right? Chances are it's been a while since the last time you really did something strictly for play.
Most parents would say that they engage their children in play and learn activities because they know how vital it is for children to have fun. In fact, childhood games revolve a lot on something educational and fun at the same time. But can imaginative play be good for adults, too? Will it benefit older people to indulge themselves in games?
Just because you are above thirty or are already in your late fifties, you can still reap the benefits of engaging in activities that are not about work, or any responsibility for that matter. In fact, when you learn to give in to the idea of playing a game (not WINNING a game), the more that it will benefit your family life, your job, and your mood in...
Nostradamus is a famous figure known for his prediction of future events. Chances are you already know a bit about Nostradamus, but if you want to know more about this man and his works, read on.
Maybe you’re thinking, “what are my future predictions?” You may want to uncover something about your future by learning more about how he was able to make his predictions.
The real name of Nostradamus was Michel de Nostredame. Nostradamus was the Latin version of his name, which he began using after he finished his studies in medicine and astrology at the University of Montpellier in France. That means he was a doctor as well as an astrologer, and as an astrologer, he believed the future could be predicted through the study of the planets and stars.
Nostradamus was a doctor in France during the time when there was an epidemic called the Bubonic Plague. This disease left black sores on the body of the infected people. There...
Do you want to experience things that you can’t normally do in your life? You may want to conquer your greatest fears or talk to that long time crush. You may even want to experience traveling to an alternate universe and meet who you are in that world. Do you know that it could be possible to do that? With lucid dreaming, you basically can do whatever you want and be whoever you want to be.
Lucid dreaming may seem like this fantasy that is only made up, but it is actually possible for anyone to practice it. The meaning of lucid dreaming is straightforward: you are aware that you are dreaming a dream within the dream. And that’s where the magic happens because then, you have the opportunity to control the dream world and what’s happening in it.
During your lucid dream, you can be actively participating, or you can also dream passively. But wouldn’t it be more fun if you can participate in your own dream? That way,...
Are you thinking about how to quit drugs or how to help an addict? If you’re in either situation, you may be facing a lot of discomfort and uncertainty at the moment. Addiction can be very challenging to overcome, but nevertheless, it is not impossible. There are numerous steps that you can take to make things better.
One thing to first consider is whether or not addiction is a disease. You may have read before that experts call addiction a disease, but there are subconscious triggers that occur for many people by calling it that. When we see addiction as a disease, for many people, it means that the only ways that we get to treat it are going through medical intervention, medicated rehabilitation, specifically-designed support groups, or particular types of counseling.
We shouldn’t forget that willpower, personal initiative, maturity, and desire all contribute mightily to the ability to overcome an addiction, staying sober and...
Happiness comes from within. It is not dependent upon your external reality. When you make it dependent upon your outer reality, the joy you experience is variable.
You know what activities are more enjoyable and which ones are less enjoyable. Once you can find happiness in whatever you are doing, you will more precisely be able to identify and select the things that you prefer to do.
A Spirit Science friend did a life regression several years ago that revealed a pattern of making decisions based upon the fear of a negative outcome. This is a pervasive idea. When we looked back at decisions that this person had made when they were not fearful of the results, there were ZERO regrets, and there were direct ties to the most positive parts of this person's life from their perspective at the time.
When we looked at the decisions that the person made with fear of the outcome, there was a considerable about of resistance that occurred - more obstacles that they needed to overcome...
We are shifting into new realities each moment of our existence. Recognizing this brings you more power to live the life that you desire.
The problem for many is that we have a perspective that one moment of our lives has an effect on another moment of our lives, and this connection is inseparable.
Instead, think about your life as a movie. Each frame of the film strip represents a moment in your life. One moment only relates to another moment in that the film strip is moving so quickly that you do not see the breaks. The perspective of an inseparable connection between past and present, and present and future, brings you into a place where you believe that you do not have free will to make choices in one moment because you are being held prisoner by the decisions that were made in previous moments.
The solution is presence - the practical application of existence - and seeing the film strip slow down. This allows for the opportunity to cut the piece and insert...
When someone is feeling overwhelmed, this is their bodies communicating to them that something is out of alignment. This is not a problem in and of itself. It is a sign of healthy inner communication. It is similar to how running a small fever is not a problem, but actually a sign that the immune system is working.
The problem is when we do not listen to this communication and try to use our "will power" to grind through. Productivity and happiness is not decreased because of overwhelm; your resistance to relaxing makes you ineffective, inefficient and unhappy.
Being dynamic means being able to adapt, and the ability to adjust defines the ability to be productive and happy. When you feel overwhelmed, it is a direct signal to offer yourself a mental/emotional/physical reset. Overwhelm is too many inputs that are out of alignment to your core desires (love, joy, expression, etc.) and not enough outputs of release (creative energy, sexual energy,...
This article is intended for those in a relationship that is markedly balanced between masculine and feminine, and likely most useful for those in a monogamous relationship. The article speaks to the masculine in the relationship.
We are very comfortable pouring our creative energy into our work or art, but there is an opportunity for expansion in focusing that same energy into our relationship with the feminine.
We tend to see the date night as 1) a stand-alone event that is separated from the rest of the relationship and that 2) is something that derives its power from the experience, not the sustained feeling of it. This is a problem because it separates things in the bond between two people and attracts in the idea of playing inauthentic roles to each other. It also gives the power away to the experience and is not dynamic nor sustainable (if it is only about WHAT you do on a date night, things will get stale fast, and you will both be looking for...
There is freedom waiting for you,
On the breezes of the sky,
And you ask, "What if I fall?"
Oh but my darling,
What if you fly?
- Erin Hanson
Is there something you could do today or even thirty days from now that would radically change your life, but you find yourself frozen in place? Have you ever known a friend or family member who cannot get out of a rut? Every day, we live within our bubbles of comfort, and while that may be fine, we can also see others living our dream lives. You probably fantasize or even plan out how you are going to do or get those same things, but years later, you find yourself in the same spot: daydreaming and planning but not taking any actual steps.
Have you ever repotted a plant? It usually happens after the plant has outgrown its environment. Indoor plant lovers, gardeners, and farmers alike are often moving their blooms around to keep them healthy. While it would technically be easier just to let crops stay in their current fields, the fields...
We all have had that time in our lives when things didn’t go as planned. We felt as though everything wasn’t going right and we’re so frustrated about it. Work, the long commute, and the chores at home keep us busy but it’s as though nothing’s really happening in our lives. How have things ended up as they are?
Everyone knows the feeling of exhaustion of the daily grind. We go to bed too tired to even dream about how we want our lives to be. The next day, we wake up to another morning to do it all again. We have to so that we can pay our bills and save for the future.
We think about the many tomorrows ahead and we begin to feel uncertain. Worry overcomes us too easily and for some, it becomes paralyzing. We think to ourselves, what if our plans fail? What if we’ve been planning for all the wrong things?
Fear of what’s uncertain is the act of stressing yourself on something that remains unknown. Although the goal is to point...
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