Saturday, May 17, 2008

United In Spirit Connections Vol 5

Welcome to the latest volume of the United In Spirit Newsletter designed to provide great articles, insights and a sense of unity with all our members.

Firstly, I wish to welcome the newest members to United In Spirit on behalf of my administration team and myself. Welcome, enjoy the Ning site and feel free to wander over to our new home site by clicking   HERE ...most of all enjoy our community of like minded people!

Update On New Main Site

All is progressing well! It's great to have a site which runs so smoothly and quickly. Navigation has been a little issue for some members, however all sections are more organised now and our Administrative Consultant Shade Law has been busy linking all the pages together and placing hyperlinks everywhere.  Many thanks to Shade for her many hours of work!  Shade has also developed a new widget for the new Main Site, this is visable on United In Spirit Ning's home page. Once again many thanks Shade! Love Struck

The Administration team from United In Spirit on Ning have transferred over to our new main site, they will also remain active on Ning and provide any guidance required. The one exception is Shade Law who has technical difficulties accessing Ning, however, she can be reached via our new main site or alternatively via her new home site for Prayer Partner's Unite by clicking   HERE .

And whilst I have this opportunity, I wish to thank our administration team for al their hard work, dedication and supreme effort they put in to make United In Spirit what it is. Thank you Big HugAngel

Please ,when you have a moment, take the opportunity to check out our new main site...



The groups are slowly growing in membership on our Ning site which is great! (These groups have also been set up on our new home site.) I am hoping within the next 2-3 weeks I will be able to start planning some classes for some of our groups, however it is highly dependent upon interest and participation levels. I will post and email once I have a schedule of sorts worked out. If anyone is interested and able to lead a class within the near future. please email me and let me know. Many of you indicated in the survey responses that you would like to assist with group activities , so please feel free to come forward.


Invoking Your Guardian Angel


Your guardian angel has watched over you since the day you came into the
world; however, God has given the soul the gift of freewill. Therefore
your guardian angel will not interfere with the choices you make in
life. He/she may strongly suggest to you ideas and choices that are in
alignment with your destiny pattern, and, as such, are truly in your
best interest, but it is not in their mandate to rule your life with an
iron hand.
If you would like to attune yourself to the higher planes, or kingdom of
heaven, where the angels live you must consciously choose to follow the
path of light. You may invoke the powers of light by saying the
following words out loud:
.. ..> ..>..> > ..> ..>..> ..> The Great Invocation
From the point of light within the Mind of God
Let light stream forth into the minds of men.
Let Light descend on earth.
From the point of Love with the heart of God
Let love stream forth into the hearts of men
May Christ return to Earth.
From the center where the Will of God is known
Let purpose guide the little wills of men
The purpose which the Masters know and serve.
From the center which we call the race of men.
Let the Plan of Love and Light work out.
And may it seal the door where evil dwells.
Let Light and love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.
This particular invocation is the one that is sanctioned by the
Planetary Hierarchy: the group of angels who watch over the earth. The
beauty of this mantra is that it not only invokes the powers of light
into your moment, but will also afford you some protection from the
forces of the Antichrist that are active within all souls until duality
(the pull between good and evil) has been transcended.






by: Cestnick, Paul
Paul Cestnick has founded a number of study groups in Toronto based upon
A Course in Miracles, a self-help psychotherapy book which teaches that
life experiences are created by the way in which we think. He regularly
conducts workshops and seminars on A Course in Miracles and higher
consciousness. He is the author of a monthly tape series on the same
subject called The Boss Tapes. THE HIGHER SELF AND THE LIGHT BODYYou
have what is referred to as a higher self. Everyone does, but nobody is
telling you about it. It is a presence that is never separate from you
in any situation and you are never disconnected from that source at any
time. You think you might be, but you never are and you never have been.
Current research being done at U.C.L.A. by Valerie Hunt proves that you
have something called a light body, an energy which is more powerful and
more knowing than your physical body. They were using an electromyograph
to measure electromagnetic energy within muscle and they discovered
quite by accident, prior to attaching probes to the body and the muscle,
that they were picking up electrical energy outside the body. They
discovered that the whole body has energy surrounding it and that this
energy is more powerful than the body itself. Your biological body is
electromagnetic in nature. Brain wave activity in the average person
measures from 0 to 100 cycles per second (cps). Your muscles generally
measure 225 cps. Your heart would generally be 250 cps. The energy field
or the aura outside the body shows a range of different frequencies
depending on the person and what you are thinking about. The average
frequency of a person who is focussed on material things and thinking
about normal everyday things in their lives, measured 250 cps., which is
the same frequency as the heart. Then they tested psychics and people
who could do psychic or physical healing, and their rate jumped to 400
to 800 cps. Then they tested people who were connected to the higher
self and found they functioned in the 800 to 900 cps. frequency range.
They then measured mystics, people who function from that higher source
for a good part of their time and create their own reality consciously
by choosing their thoughts. They found that mystics measured above the
top range of the equipment they used which was over 20,000 cps. The
manufacturer adapted equipment to measure higher frequencies and they
found that the average mystic measured 200,000 cps. of vibrational
electromagnetic energy in their electric body that surrounds the
physical body. This is also known as the etheric body. Compare this to
the average person who measures at 250 cps.
When your energy body, your real eternal body, functions in the range of
200,000 cps, you are beyond illness. Illness has to function in the
lower vibrations to exist. This is how miracles can occur. There is no
such thing as a miracle outside of you, even if you say you pray to God
and a miracle happens to you. There is a verse in the Bible which says
you have to believe when you pray. That is the key, and this is what
occurs when you pray believing, or when you live from this higher
connectedness. You automatically function in these higher vibrations
which are the real you.
A neurosurgeon at Stanford University has been doing brain research for
the past ten years and he has discovered that your thoughts are not in
your head. I used to wonder: "Are they in the front? Are they in the
back?" You can't feel where they are. But they showed through their
research that all thought is outside the brain. That is how you can tell
when your spouse is going to say something just before he says it. That
is how you can have this thing called intuition.




Raising Your Vibration

by Sherry Binkelman
Vibrational Frequency
"Vibrational frequency" is defined as "the rate at which the atoms and
sub-particles of a being or object vibrate. The higher this
vibrational frequency is, the closer it is to the frequency of
Light."1 Each word we speak and thought we think sends out a vibration
that attracts to it an experience of like vibration. If we send out
fear, we attract fear. If we send out love we attract love.
What does it mean to raise one's vibration or to increase one's
vibrational frequency? Everything in the Universe is energy and energy
vibrates at different rates. Each person has a unique vibration, which
is the product of all of the influences he/she has ever encountered.
The influences upon which we focus our attention or thoughts are those
which determine or define our vibration. Negative vibrations are those
which are associated with the lower chakras, those which have to do
with what we consider to be "negative" emotions or feelings. Included
in a list of negative vibrations would be hatred, anger, doubt, fear
(of loss, lack, failure, etc.,) jealousy, envy, judgment, (both
judgment of others and self-judgment, ) impatience, disharmony,
imbalance, insecurity, etc. Positive vibrations are those such as
love, harmony, peace, balance, kindness, understanding, compassion, etc.
The so-called negative emotions are not in and of themselves bad. We
all, at one time or another, experience anger and fear and doubt.
These emotions only become harmful when we base our words or actions
upon them. It is our intention, or the reason behind the word or deed,
that sets up, or sends out, a vibration. We can feel anger about
something and yet make a conscious choice to act out of love instead
of acting out of the anger. When we do this, we are raising our
vibration from one of anger to one of love. Even if you don't feel
like acting lovingly toward a person or event which has made you
angry, you can always choose to act out of self-love, knowing that to
act out of love is, in the end, the best thing for you.
Not only does our vibration attract to us experiences of like
vibration, but it also attracts to us people who are of the same
vibrational frequency. Our own vibration is the one in which we feel
most comfortable and it constitutes a particular "vibrational comfort
zone" for each one of us. Our vibration attracts to us others who
share a similar vibration, in order that we may remain in our comfort
zone. We begin to feel "out of our element" when we are around people
who are of a very different vibration from ours, whether it be a
higher or a lower vibration.
Chakra Work
Working with your chakras is another way to raise your vibration.
Focusing on your heart chakra, and visualizing a brilliant green light
filling your heart chakra will help to clear out any unwanted or
unserving energy in your heart area. After filling your heart chakra
with green light, bring in pink light, the light of self-love. Loving
oneself is a wonderful way to raise one's vibration, because each
thought or act of self love sends out a vibration of love to the
Universe, adding to the Light.
What We Focus On Manifests
Our thoughts, words and actions determine what we manifest in our
lives by sending out the vibration of our consciousness, which
attracts to us the people and events who share our vibrational zone. I
am sure you have heard the saying, "Be careful what you wish for
because you may get it." I believe that the saying should be, "Be
careful what you wish for because you will get it." We do, indeed, get
everything we think about, ask for or take action upon. The problem is
that our subconscious "thoughts" send out very powerful vibrations
which override what we consciously believe we want. The subconscious
is in the driver's seat until we bring to the conscious level our
subconscious desires and transform them into thoughts and feelings
which will manifest in our lives in beneficial ways.
We have all heard about self-fulfilling prophecies. Self-fulfilling
prophecies are based on the Universal Law of Vibration, which states
that "like attracts like." In this case, if one fears failure, one
will attract failure because when the subconscious is programmed to
expect failure, it will fulfill and reinforce this belief by
attracting those situations which are of a like vibration, i.e., the
vibration of failure. When one protests that one did not want (did not
manifest) some event in his or her life, while it may be true that
he/she did not consciously hold a thought about that event, it is
always true that the subconscious transmitted a thoughtform (a
vibration) that attracted to it the event. For example, one might have
a thought that he/she is open to receive abundance, and yet not
experience abundance in life. In such a case, the subconscious is
holding a thought about lack and blocking the manifestation of the
conscious thought of abundance. It is critical that we examine our
subconscious beliefs in order to transform those that conflict with
our conscious beliefs.
There are many methods of discovering what beliefs we hold in our
subconscious. One method is to write on a piece of paper the following
sentence, filling in the blanks with the appropriate words: "I believe
that ____________ ____ is (or does, brings, causes, etc.)
____________ _____. For example, one might write, "I believe that money
is the root of all evil," or "I believe that the rich are manipulative
and arrogant." Such beliefs will block one's accumulation of wealth
because the subconscious will not allow material abundance to come to
someone who holds negative beliefs about money. When doing this
exercise, write as many beliefs about whatever subject you are dealing
with as you can think of. When you are finished writing everything
that comes to mind about the subject, take a look at the beliefs you
have written down, decide which serve you and which do not, and
release those beliefs which do not benefit you.
One way to raise your vibration is to release "negative" thoughts,
feelings and beliefs and a very good way to release unserving or
negative beliefs is to use affirmations to replace them with more
positive beliefs. You might replace the belief that money is the root
of all evil with an affirmation such as, "Money comes easily to me and
I use it wisely." Affirmations are positive statements in the present
tense. Affirmations immediately raise our vibration by focusing our
minds on positive thoughts. They must be in the present tense because
the subconscious operates in the here and now. If you say, "I need
money," your subconscious, once it has been reprogrammed with such a
statement, will keep you in the state of "needing money," never
allowing money to come to you in the present time. If you say, "I will
have lots of money someday," you will be kept in a state of lack
because the future never comes. Perhaps the best and simplest
affirmation would be "I have money," or "I have everything I want,
need and desire and more."
Choose affirmations that "resonate" with your own way of speaking and
thinking. Just keep them positive and in the present tense, and spend
a few minutes every day repeating those affirmations which resonate
with the things you wish to change or release. Do not try to cover
everything in one affirmation (affirmations should be short and easily
memorized.) Choose only 3 to 5 affirmations to repeat daily. It takes
only 21 days of daily affirmations to change (reprogram) a
subconscious belief. After 21 days, you might wish to drop one or all
of the affirmations and use new ones.
Let's look at another area of beliefs. Suppose you want to bring a
loving relationship into your life. In examining your beliefs, you
might discover that you don't really believe that you can attract a
loving partner because you are not beautiful (handsome) enough, young
enough, have nothing to offer someone else, never succeed in
relationships, or any other myriad beliefs. For each of these beliefs,
write an affirmation. You might write as affirmations: "I am a
beautiful, loving person who attracts other beautiful, loving people,"
or "I have much to offer in a loving relationship, " or "I now bring
forth my Divine Partner," or "I am in Divine Partnership with my
Divinely Selected Partner." While you may hesitate to repeat such
affirmations because they are not true (or do not seem to be true to
us in the present,) know that they will become true if you state them
as being already true and evident in your life in the present moment.
Any belief that involves lack or limitation keeps us in a lower
vibrational state than we might otherwise be in.
Realize that your subconscious beliefs were programmed at some time by
someone or something. The beliefs that reside in your subconscious are
the result of others' input into your subconscious. Our parents,
siblings, friends and society are primarily responsible for having
programmed our subconscious with their beliefs. (Our beliefs might
also be the result of past life beliefs which our soul brought into
this incarnation. These beliefs, also, can be changed through the use
of affirmations. ) Regardless of the source of our subconscious beliefs
and desire, we have the power to reprogram our subconscious through
the use of affirmations. "Raising" one's beliefs from the subconscious
level to the conscious level is one way of raising one's vibration
because it takes one out of the "auto-pilot" mode of life into
consciously living and creating one's life.
In addition to the use of affirmations, it is possible to replace
"negative" beliefs with positive beliefs through the use of
breathwork. We cannot battle "negative" beliefs; we cannot beat them
into submission. We must replace them with something positive or
simply release them. Even when releasing them, we must replace the
void created by their absence with something. Through breathwork we
can replace them very simply with White Light.
Many of the ancient schools knew the importance of breath in
connecting with the Divine. We are once again being given this ancient
knowledge in order that we might use it to raise our vibrations. A
very simple form of the ancient techniques of breathwork can be used
to raise your vibration. Sit comfortably with your spine erect but
relaxed and breathe in deeply and slowly through your nose. As you
breathe in, visualize yourself breathing in White Light and Love from
the Source. While holding your indrawn breath, picture White Light
filling up your body. As you breathe out, breathe out through your
mouth and say, "I release _________ (fear, lack, jealousy, anger,
doubt, all that is unserving, karmic debts, etc.)" Breathe in, hold
the breath and breathe out for equal amounts of time. For example, if
you breathe in for 3 seconds, hold the breath for 3 seconds and
breathe out for 3 seconds. You may also, as you breathe out, simply
name the vibration you are breathing out. For example, you might
breathe out, for 3 breaths, anger. In this case, as you breathe in you
would simply say "White Light," visualizing as you do so, and upon the
release of breath, simply say, "Anger."
Through the use of affirmations, which engage the mind on a conscious
level, and breathwork, which engages the body on a cellular level, one
can release or transform any negative vibrations which are currently
being held by the body or subconscious.
The Violet Flame of Transmutation
Another very powerful tool which we have been given to help us raise
our vibrations is that of the Violet Flame of Transmutation. Daily
immersing ourselves in the cleansing energy of the violet flame is the
quickest and most effective way to maintain our harmony and raise our
consciousness. To call on the energy of the Violet Flame, sit quietly
and begin to visualize a clear, violet flame coming from the Source.
Imagine it coming to you, growing larger and larger as it envelops
your body in a circle of violet energy and light. Also imagine it
entering your body through your Crown Chakra (the top of your head)
and ask that all negative energy which you are holding in your heart,
mind and body be transmuted to positive, loving energy. You will
immediately feel lighter, uplifted and less burdened when you call
upon the Violet Flame of Transmutation.
The key to raising your vibration is to release as much negativity as
possible from your mind, heart and body and replace it with loving
thoughts and energy. Every loving thought you think sends out a love
vibration, raising both your own vibration and that of the world.
While I believe that only Masters, Archangels and other High Beings
have succeeded in controlling their emotional bodies to the point of
never sending out negative energy, I also believe that each and every
time we think a loving thought or say a kind word, we ourselves are
becoming more like the Masters.
Do not let yourself become overwhelmed by the daunting task of
replacing all negativity in your life with positive energy. Just take
a step at a time, using an affirmation, breathwork, or the violet
flame of transmutation to bring more Light into your life. Our Guides,
Teachers, Ascended Masters and Archangels are always available to
assist us in bringing more Light and love into our lives. Remember
that everything is intention. If you call upon your Guides and other
Beings to assist you in raising your vibration, you will receive the
assistance you ask for.




United in Spirit Healing List

  • Shade Law
  • Vonda
  • Cheryll
  • Ria
  • Gina
  • Bella
  • Earth
  • All Earth's Animals
  • And all that need healing

Thank you to all that send much needed healing, it is a great gift you share.  Big Hug


Quote For The Week

"The PAST is for evaluating and learning from its memories and lessons;
The PRESENT is for living in accordance with the constructive benefit of
knowledge and experience gained in the past;
The FUTURE is for the charting of Life's course into new directions,
indications of possible improvement exist. "
-- Ruth Dyke





For this week ponder on the following:


What in your life is bringing you meaning? What do you find significant?
What is currently bringing meaning to your life?




Hoping you have enjoyed this volume and found the articles of interest.

In Love and Light Always,


Site Founder

Love Struck

1 comment:

Starling said...

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