Posts Tagged ‘energy’

Feng Shui Tips for Luck All Year Long

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Tip 1

Ellen Whitehurst

Seed your day by getting lucky first thing in the morning!  Even if you’re traditionally not a morning person, there are some things that anyone can do to start the day off from a place of anticipation, expectation, gratitude, and joy.

The very first thing you see the very first time you open your eyes in the morning will influence and impact, not only that particular day, but potentially your entire life. If the first thing you spy opening your eyes is a desk full or unfinished business or exercise equipment (a ‘no – no’ in the bedroom anyway!) with the dry cleaning hanging on it or an open bottle of Vick’s NyQuil from the cold you had a week ago, well, imagine how these images impact your experience.

On the other hand, imagine a clean and clutter free sleeping space with a beautiful comforter keeping you cozy and warm and some images or artwork of beauty, and possibly even some soft music playing in the background. You might feel fully present as you express,“Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.”

Tip 2

Beginning your day in a state of present of gratitude also begins your day with grace. And don’t forget that ages-old legend and lore says that if you get out of bed by climbing over the foot of it, you’ll have outstanding luck all the day long.

Tip 3

Recent scientific research done on the difference between lucky and unlucky people shows that lucky people’s expectations, their dreams, goals, hopes and ambitions often become a reality because of one fundamental difference in how lucky people think.

Simply put, lucky people have positive expectations that motivate them to take control of their lives. They will actually attempt to achieve whatever they want from life no matter the likelihood of being successful. This internal motivation prompts lucky people to persist even in the face of challenge, obstacle, or adversity.

Lucky people define at least five goals for themselves on a regular basis by writing them down and looking at them often. And, then, they take at least one proactive step each day towards reaching those same goals. They reach out or join in or even simply do a positive meditative visualization of what they will feel when their goal is reached. Lucky people expect success and so they often achieve it.

Tip 4

Lucky people follow their instincts, intuition and plain old gut hunches much, much more than those who consider themselves to be unlucky. The lucky bunch do different things in order to enhance their intuition and hone their instincts such as investing time and energy in some formal form of meditation, or simply sitting quietly and clearing their mind and focusing on the first thoughts that come to that same place after asking an appropriate question.

Creating a sense of stillness in order to get in touch with intuitive inspiration is a hallmark of lucky people and can add immeasurably to a state of clarity and calm as well.  Go ahead, ask any harried mom how lucky they she is when she finds personal peace and some clarity and calm.  See?  Lucky!

These tips apply to anyone (even you) at any time and in any place. Exercised with regularity and belief, these tips can help you or anyone to create a luckier life filled with health, happiness, love, and prosperity.


These tips are courtesy of Ellen Whitehurst, Ellen is a better living expert and the author of the bestselling Make This Your Lucky Day (Ballantine). She is among the premier U.S. experts in Feng Shui and other empowering modalities such as holistic medicine, aromatherapy, and astrology. Ellen pens a daily inspirational tip for  and is an ultimate health and wellness expert contributing to

A Prayer for the Gulf Of Mexico

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

“I send the energy of love and gratitude to the waters and all living creatures in the Gulf of Mexico and its surroundings.

“To the whales, dolphins, pelicans, fish, shellfish, planktons, corals, algae, humankind … to ALL  living creatures …

“I am sorry.
“Please forgive me.
“Thank you.
“I love you.”

This is Dr. Masaru Emoto’s prayer for the Gulf of Mexico, forwarded by Mary Ellen AngelScribe.

Dr. Emoto has published extensive research on the characteristics of water. He has found that water physically responds to emotions.

As Mary Ellen points out, many of us are predominantly angry when we consider what is happening in the Gulf of Mexico as a result of BP’s massive oil spill.

While our emotion is justified, Mary Ellen suggests, and I agree, that we may be of greater assistance to our planet and all of its life if we collectively and humbly pray for healing.

Help set an intention of love and healing so large and so overwhelming that we can perform a miracle in the Gulf of Mexico.

We are not powerless.
We are powerful.

Our united energy, repeating his prayer daily…multiple times…can literally shift what is happening.

We don’t have to know how, Mary Ellen adds. Just recognize that the power of love is greater than any other power in the universe.

Help take charge … and do our own cleanup!

Amen, Mary Ellen!

Evil isn’t always banal

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

The Spear of Destiny

  • Title: The Spear of Destiny
  • Author: Trevor Ravenscroft
  • Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
  • Pub. Date: June 1987
  • ISBN-13: 9780877285472
  • Pages: 400
  • Edition Number: 2
  • Rating **** (out of 5 possible)

In order to explain the otherwise unfathomable rise to power of Adolph Hitler and the Nazis, mainstream historians devised the phrase “the banality of evil.”

Hitler and his henchmen, so the theory goes, appeared so ordinary and mundane that no one could spot their real intentions or their murderous deeds until it was too late. 

The author of this book has a different take on topic. He maintains that Hitler was the reincarnation of an evil political minister from 1,000 years earlier and was motivated by revenge for being castrated.  (Hitler had only one descended testicle. Make of that what you will.)

The central theme of Ravenscroft’s book is Hitler’s strange fixation on an ancient Roman spear, which some believe was the weapon a Roman soldier named Longinus used to pierce the side of Jesus, ending his suffering on the cross. The spear of Longinus came to be known as the Spear of Destiny because the legend surrounding the weapon stated that whatever nation possessed the spear would control the fate of the world.

Hitler fervently believed this legend. When he came to power in 1933, the spear was in a museum in Vienna. According to Ravenscroft, one of Hilter’s primary motivations for expanding German territory prior to World War Two was to possess the spear, which came about in 1938 with Germany’s takeover of Austria.

Ravenscroft also explores Hitler’s occult beliefs and practices, an area mainstream historians either don’t know about or, if they do, they avoid discussing because they don’t want to seem weird. Hitler was very strange, and Ravenscorft’s explanations of the man’s beliefs and practices help our understanding to a certain extent.

Too bad Ravenscroft either did not know about energy or did not choose to reveal further details about it. One of Hitler’s most consequential abilities was his skill in using the energy of consciousness while he was speaking. He may have looked and sounded comical, but his evil intent was to manipulate his listeners at the subconscious (emotional) level. He succeeded, with repercussions on world events that echo to this day.

Long out of print and hard to find, thanks to print-on-demand technology this book is now readily available at and Barnes and Noble online and most likely other Internet bookstores, too.

I would give the book 5 stars, but the writing of the edition I own  is terrible and should have been heavily edited before going to print. So it gets 4 stars for fascinating content and a compelling story that takes readers way out of the banality of evil into the full horror of it.

After the defeat of the Third Reich, the United States took possession of the weapon, and has dominated the world’s destiny ever since. If the legend is true, another nation will have to control the spear for that to change.