Archive | September 27, 2012

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Ace of Cups – Inverted

Ace of Cups - Inverted

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

The flow of ideas rises from beneath the cup and provides you with not only empowerment to succeed, but with the ability to spread your wings and glide through the winds with ease. Stop the negative talk and focus on what you have going for you. You may think things are turned around trying to hold you down. But look again, you’re floating beneath it all, pushing it upward and letting your own light shine. You’ve got this! Start believing it!!!

Additional Insight:

It’s not a little thing to have love, compassion and self-confidence when approaching your projects and plans. Believing in yourself, even in the face of adversity can create more than a sense of empowerment, it can overcome obstacles and pull positive like minded energy into your ventures.

Negative thoughts, breed negative energy and manifest the same hardships on the ethereal plane. Do this long enough and that energy takes form on the physical level and challenges fall at your feet each time you try to take a step forward.

Look in a mirror and decide what it is you want to see in the reflection. Are you looking for a scowl or a smile? Do you want to see anger and disgust, or joy and love? Do you want to see the reflection of success or another day of hardship and challenge?

YOU are the one who decides what lies in the reflection. Whither you’re reflecting the image of self, your path ahead or the path behind you. You choose which occurs in your life. So stop looking for the bad things, stop expecting the other shoe to drop, stop putting yourself down, and stop being so damn critical of yourself and the things around you.

You have come so far and you have accomplished so much already. You haven’t failed, you’ve survived! And today, that’s a really big thing to have accomplished! Now it’s time for you to take the survival and put it to good use. Empower yourself, believe in yourself and take the next step to achieving your goals and dreams. You really can do this! Because you already have succeeded! Now believe it and take the next step.
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Religious Awareness In America

Patriotic Wolf - Artist UnknownThe Importance of Secular Government

of or pertaining to worldly things or to things that are not regarded as religious, spiritual, or sacred; temporal: secular interests.

There’s a lot of talk in the U.S. today about the founding fathers establishing our constitution based on Christian values and therefore America is a Christian Nation. Unfortunately this propaganda by religious zealots is false and not only breeds intolerance, it misrepresents the intent of the founding fathers or attempts to re-write American History.

I believe it’s important for all people to speak up and correct these misconceptions if our nation or any nation is to remain free. Many have given the ultimate price to ensure those freedoms and if their sacrifice is to remain meaningful, everyone must ensure the attempt to change history does not succeed.

Through some research I happened upon the following article that can explain the historical position of many of the founding fathers and their predecessors. Thanks to the author for allowing me to reprint their ever so well written article here. For more reading, check the resources provided by Mr. Walker at the end of this article.

A few definitions to help up front:

  • Deism:
    belief in the existence of a God on the evidence of reason and nature only, with rejection of supernatural revelation ( distinguished from theism).
  • Atheism:
    the doctrine or belief that there is no God, disbelief in the existence of a supreme being or beings.

Little-Known U.S. Document Signed by President Adams Proclaims
America’s Government Is Secular
by Jim Walker

Some people today assert that the United States government came from Christian foundations. They argue that our political system represents a Christian ideal form of government and that Jefferson, Madison, et al, had simply expressed Christian values while framing the Constitution. If this proved true, then we should have a wealth of evidence to support it, yet just the opposite proves the case. Continue reading