Monday, September 15, 2008

United In Spirit Connection Vol 17

Time is flying...another week is over and a new one beginning. Welcome to the latest edition of our site's newsletter!

A big ,warm welcome to all our newest members, hope you're enjoying the site and feeling right at home!

Since the last newsletter, United In Spirit Ning has received a new look! Many of you would have noticed a new eye catching banner and a new matching background. Both are my own creations, with the background actually being a snippet of one of my graphic art pieces.

It is not always an easy task to change the appearance of a site. Many things need to be kept in mind, things such as:

  1. Maintaining the atmosphere or energy of the site
  2. Balance
  3. Maintaining a pleasing visual aspect
  4. Individuality, I always aim to have United In Spirit looking distinctly individual.
  5. Choice of colours, colours do have an effect on people so using specific colour schemes achieve a particular mood on site.

So  it's not just as simple as changing the banner or background, much thought always accompanies such changes.

Our home site on Wetpaint was also revamped and is reflective of the changes which have occurred on Ning. The home site also sports the same banner, however, with the higher range of versatility with the Wetpaint medium, the home page there can reach a higher level of individuality.

United In Spirit aims to provide a quality service to it's members and utilise the most up to date knowledge and tools available, and as such, I have been investigating a new application which has the potential to be added to our Ning site to bring the best features of Ning and Wetpaint to our disposal. It's exciting stuff! The best of both worlds. More on this as I further investigate this great option.

As some of you maybe aware, Shade and I have been working on a great project for one of our members. We have just completed developing a Ning site for Stan Scott who leads our Cancer Support Group. His network is called Cancer Caregivers Support Group and is now fully functional. For those of you who are caregivers to loved ones with cancer, have cancer or have been in either position ,please offer your support and knowledge which can aid others in the same position. There is strength in unity.

You can join or view the network by clicking HERE .

Shade and I are available to develop Ning and Wetpaint sites at a reasonable fee. Feel free to email and inquire.




The Dawn of Self-Empowerment
by Owen Waters
In recent decades, the consciousness of mankind has progressed
rapidly. Indeed, today, we are in the throes of the greatest
transformation in the history of mankind, a shift to a New
Reality of heart-centered consciousness. We stand at the
gateway of an unprecedented turning point in human
consciousness, a social and spiritual transformation called
The Shift.
One of the hallmarks of the New Reality is that people are
becoming spiritually self-empowered. In the Old Reality, it was
necessary for people to follow a rule book of moral behavior in
order to stay on a path which avoided temptation and its
undesirable side-effects.
With New Reality consciousness, order comes to society
automatically. Heart-empowered people simply don't engage in
action that would be harmful to themselves or others because
they unconditionally love all people, and would therefore do no
harm to anyone. New Reality consciousness is one of responsible
freedom. With it, people are self-empowered and fully
considerate of the effects of all of their actions.
Heart-centered consciousness develops the flow of
unconditional love. Once this flow is started, nothing in
physical reality affects it. It is not affected or rationed by
likes and dislikes, nor by emotions of any kind. It is
something that just is, regardless of the circumstances. It is
an expression of the love of God, which exists in every part of
the universe and flows through each one of us, if we but allow
Unconditional love is something that readily flows through
your heart when you reach upwards above regular, day-to-day
consciousness, then open your heart and just allow the flow to
come through. It is allowing, accepting and supporting.
Unconditional love is a state of allowance, rather than being
something that you have to try hard to do. It just flows when
you allow it to enter your heart and raise your consciousness
even further above the cares of daily reality into an expanded
vista of awareness.
Each time you allow unconditional love to flow, you upgrade
the entire human experience, taking humanity yet one more step
into the unfolding New Reality.




Be true to yourself

"In the final analysis, we count for something only because of the essential we embody, and if we do not embody that, life is wasted."

-- C.G. Jung

Where are you not being true to yourself?

All blocks arise when we’re not being authentic, when we’re not being true to ourselves. We know we’re not being authentic when we feel discomfort of any kind.

When our thoughts, feelings and actions align with our essence, we express the qualities of soul. Always trust that your soul knows what’s best for you.

Believe in yourself and act on your ideas. Give yourself permission to do what you want with your life. Take the initiative to set meaningful goals for yourself and achieve them. Begin to tell yourself why you CAN have what you want!

"A true knowledge of ourselves is knowledge of our power."

-- Mark Rutherford

Personal growth can be a long hard journey. At Higher Awareness you are never left alone.




Is this True?
Being in our spiritual power awakens us to the need to review the truth of the different truths we believe. Without this kind of introspection we can life our life according to a range of beliefs and things that we accept as the truth and they serve to limit our ability to create and receive abundance, joy, peace and love. But just like the day we discover that there is no Santa Claus, inspecting the real truth behind what we have always believed to be true is the moment we are ready to accept responsibility for our reality as co-creators with the Universe.  'Is this true' will become our mantra and it will help us release the old truths and create new ones that are more reflective of the powerful and perfect beings that we are.
A common element among our material truths is the way in which they contradict the spiritual truth of who we are. How do we know when we are accepting a material truth instead of a spiritual truth? Our material truths remind us of our powerlessness, compel us to seek approval and validation from others, focus on what is missing and what we are not capable of or do not deserve. Often, they are the echo of what we have heard from others, even those things that we cannot remember.
When we have the courage to challenge our material truths we can ask ourselves 'Is this true' every time we hear a voice that reminds us of our fear, what we cannot or dare not do or what is not possible. Each situation that we look at with fear or dread because we feel that we are not enough is an opportunity to challenge our material beliefs, asking whether this is really true, finding the source of that truth and replacing it with the knowledge that our potential is limitless.
We are here to create space for heaven in the material world, to become the miracles we wish to manifest and to raise ourselves out of the vibration of fear and limitation into unlimited potential. That process starts with our acceptance of our spiritual Truth, replacing our material truths that have held us back for lifetimes of existence with the knowledge of our divinity. Every time you feel a limiting thought this week, ask yourself 'Is this true'. Just by asking that you are opening the door to a higher vibration, a new way of being and allowing your spiritual Truth to become the foundation for your reality.




Surrender or Resist?

Every lesson you experience is accompanied by the choice to surrender or resist. Often you do not see surrender as an option because you do not understand what that means or see it as a choice that is always available to you. The need to resist, to continue to press forward and try all options until you feel you have overcome is a fear response. Surrender presents an easier option and your belief that lessons must be difficult keep you in resistance until you stop fighting and allow the Universe to point you to healing. Resistance is blocked energy; surrender allows your energy to flow and move forward. Resistance is the opposite of surrender.
In many lifetimes your ability to resist has kept you moving forward on your path. There have been times when you needed to struggle against those who would put out your light, who would condemn and persecute you and that has created the energy of resistance in humanity. But this is no longer that time. Now you can surrender, knowing that the Light is now strong enough to carry you through your lessons, to light your way and to work on your behalf. This is the energy of co-creation, when enough of humanity has created a field of Light that allows surrender to be a choice. When you choose surrender, you are choosing the Light to guide you on your journey.
Your lessons are not about winning, they are about learning and healing. When you are in resistance you want to win and you are driven by your free will, which includes attachment to a particular outcome. Together, these prevent you from seeing all aspects of your lessons and moving to a higher perspective where the option of surrender and allowing the energy to flow in the direction it needs to go for your healing can bring you release and peace. When you surrender you allow your self-love to guide you into the flow of miracles and abundance.
So much of humanity's struggle has been caused by resistance, especially resistance to the energy of unconditional love. Learn to surrender, to replace your will with divine Will, to trust that you are divinely guided in all you do, to replace fear with acceptance of your connection to Source. You cannot force healing for yourself or others or complete your lessons as long as you resist. When you learn to surrender and release resistance your vibrations are raised and you have faith in your power and in the Universe. Then you can connect with the energies of joy, peace and miracles because they are available to you when you surrender and allow them to flow to you.




A Thorn in One's Heart

By Hazrat Inayat Khan
The first step towards forgiveness is to forget.
In order to learn forgiveness man must learn tolerance first. And there are people whom man cannot forgive. It is not that he must not forgive, but it is difficult, beyond his power to forgive, and in that case the first thing he can do is to forget. The first step towards forgiveness is to forget.
They say, 'Forgive and forget', which is very expressive of the process of forgiveness. It is impossible to forgive unless you can forget. What keeps man from forgiving his fellow man is that he holds the fault of another constantly before his view. It is just like sticking a little thorn in one's own heart and keeping it there and suffering the pain. It may also be pictured as putting a drop of poison in one's own heart and retaining it until the whole heart becomes poisoned. Verily, blessed are the innocent,
who do not notice anybody's fault, and the greater credit is to the mature souls, who, recognizing a fault, forget it and so forgive. How true are the words of Christ, 'Let those throw a stone who have not sinned.' The limitations of human life make man subject to faults. Some have more faults, some have less, but there is no soul without faults. As Christ says, 'Call me not good.'
Forgiveness is a stream of love, which washes away all impurities wherever it flows. By keeping this spring of love, which is in the heart of man, running, man is able to forgive, however great the fault of his fellow man may seem. One who cannot forgive closes his heart. The sign of spirituality is that there is nothing you cannot forgive, there is no fault you cannot forget. Do not think that he who has committed a fault yesterday must do the same today, for life is constantly teaching and it is possible in one moment a sinner may turn into a saint.





{For the illustrations go here: http://www. kundaliniyoga. org/mudras. html }

A gesture or position, usually of the hands, that locks and guides energy flow and reflexes to the brain. By curling, crossing, stretching and touching the fingers and hands, we can talk to the body and mind as each area of the hand reflexes to a certain part of the mind or body.

(In each mudra, exert enough pressure to feel the flow of energy through the "nadis" (psychic channels) up the arms but not enough to whiten fingertips).

(taken from best-selling book - Transitions to a Heart Centered World - Guru Rattana, Ph.D.


Some commonly used mudras are:

GUYAN MUDRA: The tip of the thumb touches the tip of the index finger, stimulating knowledge and ability. The index finger is symbolized by Jupiter, and the thumb represents the ego. Guyan Mudra imparts receptivity & calm.

ACTIVE GUYAN MUDRA: The first joint of the index finger is bent under the first joint of the thumb, imparting active knowledge.

SHUNI MUDRA: Tip of middle finger (symbolized by Saturn) touches the tip of the thumb, giving patience.

SURYA or RAVI MUDRA: Tip of the ring finger (symbolized by Uranus or the Sun) touches the tip of the thumb, giving energy, health and intuition.

BUDDHI MUDRA: Tip of little finger (Mercury) touches tip of thumb for clear and intuitive communication.

VENUS LOCK: Interlace fingers with left little finger on the bottom, with the right index finger on top for men and the left for women. The Venus mounds at the base of the thumbs are pressed together channeling sensuality and sexuality, and glandular balance, helping to focus and concentrate.

JUPITER MUDRA: (below right). With the the two index fingers together, the power of Jupiter, or good luck and expansion is activated. Together they focus your energy to break through barriers.

PRAYER MUDRA: Palms are pressed together, neutralizing and balancing yin & yang, for centering.

BEAR GRIP: Left palm faces out from body with thumb down, and right palm faces body, thumb up, and fingers are curled and hooked together to stimulate the heart and intensify concentration.

BUDDHA MUDRA: Right hand rests on left for men, left on right for women, palms up, thumbs tips touching each other in a receptive gesture.

http://www. kundaliniyoga. org/mudras. html

Health in Your Hand: Seven Mudras for Amazing Health Benefits

by valli, Oct 2, 2007

{For the illustrations please go here:

http://www. healthmad. com/Mental-Health/Health-in-Your-Hand-Seven-Mudras-for-Amazing-Health-Benefits. 49665 }

Mudras are very powerful. If you practice these mudras regularly you can see the wonderful health benefits.

Long before this much publicity came to yoga my grand father used to practice asanas, chakras and mudras in yoga. To my knowledge my grandfather has never gone to a doctor. He has neither diabetes nor blood pressure. He taught us the way to practice mudras. Mudras are very powerful. If you practice these mudras regularly you can see the wonderful health benefits.

Gyan Mudra (Mudra of Knowledge):


Touch the tip of the thumb to the tip of the index finger, with the other three fingers stretched out.


As it is a mudra of knowledge, it enhances the knowledge. The tip of thumb has centers of pituitary and endocrine glands. When we press these centers by index finger the two glands work actively.

Time duration:

There is no particular time duration for this mudra. You can practice by sitting, standing or lying on bed whenever and wherever you have time.


Increases memory power and sharpens the brain

Enhances concentration and prevents Insomnia

If we practice it regularly, it will cure all psychological disorders like Mental, Hysteria, Anger and Depression

Prithvi Mudra (Mudra of Earth):


Tip of the ring finger touches the tip of the thumb, with the other three fingers stretched out.


It reduces all physical weaknesses.

Time Duration:

It has no particular time duration. You can practice it any time you want.


It helps to increase the weight for weak people

It improves the complexion of skin and makes the skin to glow

It makes the body active by keeping it healthy

Varuna Mudra (Mudra of Water):


Tip of little finger touches the tip of thumb, with the other three fingers stretched out.


It balances the water content and prevents all diseases which come due to lack of water.

Time Duration:

It has no specific time duration and one can practice it according to their time.


It retains clarity in blood by balancing water content in the body

Prevents the pains of Gastroenteritis and Muscle Shrinkage

Vayu Mudra (Mudra of Air):


Keep the index finger on the base of the thumb and press with thumb keeping the other three fingers straight.


It prevents all the diseases that occur due to the imbalance of the air.

Time Duration:

The practice of this mudra for 45 minutes reduces the severity of the disease in 12 to 24 hours. For better results practice it for two months.


It cures Rheumatism, Arthritis, Gout, Parkinson's disease and paralysis without any medicine

It is useful for Cervical Spondilytis, paralysis to face and catching of nerve in neck

It corrects the disorder of gas in the stomach

Shunya Mudra (Mudra of Emptiness):


Keep the middle finger at the mount of Venus and press it with thumb.


It reduces the dullness in our body.

Time Duration:

One can practice it for 40 to 60 minutes daily until to be cured from the disease.


It relieves an earache within 4 or 5 minutes

It is useful for the deaf and mentally challenged, but not for inborn ones.

Surya Mudra (Mudra of Sun):


Bend the ring finger and press it with thumb.


It sharpens the center in thyroid gland.

Time Duration:

Practice it daily twice for 5 to 15 minutes.


It reduces cholesterol in body and helps in reducing weight

It reduces anxiety

It corrects indigestion problems

Prana Mudra (Mudra of Life):


Bend ring finger and little finger and touch the tip of thumb with their tips keeping the remaining two fingers stretched.


As it is the mudra of life, it improves the power of life. Weak people become strong. It reduces the clamps in blood vessels. If we practice it regularly, we will become active.

Time Duration:

No specific time duration. One can practice it any time.


It improves immunity

Improves the power of eyes and reduces eye related diseases

It removes the vitamin deficiency and fatigue

Apana Mudra (Mudra of Digestion):


The tips of middle finger and ring finger touch the tip of thumb while the other two fingers are stretched out.


It plays an important role in our health as it regulates the excretory system.

Time Duration:

Practice it daily for 45 minutes, but practice for longer time yields more benefits.


It regulates diabetes

It cures constipation and piles

It helps excreting the normal waste regularly

Apana Vayu Mudra (Mudra of Heart):


The tips of the middle finger and ring finger touch the tip of thumb, while the index finger touches the base of thumb and little finger stretched out.


It benefits the heart. It works like injection in the reduction of heart attack. It is as powerful as sorbitate tablet. It reduces the gas content in body.

Time Duration:

Practice it as many times as you can. Heart patients and BP patients can practice it for 15 minutes daily twice for better results.


It strengthens the heart and regularizes palpitation

It regulates excretory system

It redeems gastric trouble

Linga Mudra (Mudra of Heat):


Interlock the fingers of both the hands and keep the thumb of the left hand vertically straight and encircle it with the thumb and the index finger of the right hand.


It generates heat in our body. Take milk, ghee, more water and fruit juices in addition to practice of this mudra for much benefits.

Time Duration:

Practice it any time you want. But don't practice it a lot as it produces heat in the body. It can cause sweating even in winter if you practice it longer.


It stops production of phlegm and gives power to lungs

It cures severe cold and bronchial infection

It invigorates the body

It is amazing but true.

If you want to see the results, start today!


This article is written solely for health purpose. Yoga is not related to any particular religion. It is just an ancient science that has solution for many health problems.

http://www. healthmad. com/Mental-Health/Health-in-Your-Hand-Seven-Mudras-for-Amazing-Health-Benefits. 49665




Blessing Water

All you have to do is place your hands over the water or food or bathing water that you wish to bless. This prayer should also be used for bathing water and will have a wonderful effect on the water (70%+) that resides within your being. Please use this prayer regularly,  you will receive an abundance of Divine Blessings.

Divine most powerful and most gracious father I command in your name that you bless the Water/Food that I hold between my hands and the water within my body and the oceans of our world, may you heal me completely, mind, body, heart and spirit.

I ask that the Water/Food be enriched with every vitamin, mineral, herb or homeopathic remedy or healing vibration that I may need to fill my being with, in order to restore me back to 100% full health both mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually.

I ask that this Water/Food be empowered with an energy so great and so magical that it miraculously heals, every level of my being, helping me also to cut ties with the past and release me from anything and anyone that is stopping me from moving forward and upward onto a more joyful, satisfying and healthy lifestyle.

May this water be the most divine, sacred and blessed Water/Food that has ever existed on this earth plane and may it have a miraculous influence on me and on my life in general. I ACCEPT that I am being healed on all levels and that I DESERVE that healing!

May this healing received be an example to others so that they too can gain the faith that I have found within me and progress as I am progressing, and may I as your instrument of divine healing go onto perform miracle after miracle in your name.

Dear beloved God Presence, I AM (Monad) presence, Soul Presence, The Mahatma Energy, the collective consciousness of the Ascended Masters, In the name of the God within us, we ask that this Divine meditative prayer, be multiplied and manifested and used to assist all lifeforms on this planet and throughout the universe. We accept it done according to the highest Will of God.

I Humbly Thank You.


If you print out this prayer you could laminate it and place it within your bathroom and kitchen for easy reference. If you are using prayer for food say the prayer after the food has been cooked.

Longer Version

Divine most powerful and most gracious father I command in your name that you bless the Water/Food that I hold between my hands and heal me completely, mind, body, heart and spirit.

I ask that the water/food be enriched with every vitamin, mineral, herb or homeopathic remedy or healing substance that I may need to fill my being with, in order to restore me back to 100% full health both mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually.

I ask that this Water/Food be empowered with an energy so great and so magical that it clears my cluttered mind of all disruptive thoughts and clears my body of all negativity and illness, helping me also to cut ties with the past and release me from anything and anyone that is stopping me from moving forward and upward onto a more joyful, satisfying and healthy lifestyle.

I demand full protection from ALL outside influences and ask that a barrier of golden light to be encased permanently around me so that nothing bad can draw close to me EVER again under no circumstances!

May this water be the most divine, sacred and blessed Water/Food that has ever existed on this earth plane and may it have a miraculous influence on me and on my life in general. With each Sip/Taste of this healing water that I drink I KNOW and I ACCEPT that I am being healed on all levels and that I DESERVE that healing!

I am strong, I am powerful, I am confident and self assured.

I am at one with the divine source that surrounds me and I am free to express myself in which ever way I choose.

May this healing received be an example to others so that they too can gain the faith that I have found within me and progress as I am progressing, and may I as your instrument of divine healing go onto perform miracle after miracle in your name.

I Humbly Thank You.





Speak From Your Heart With Kindness

by Eva Gregory


Each of us is graced with the most powerful gift. With it, we are able to make people soar out of orbit with happiness, or plummet to the earth with despair if we are careless. What is this almighty gift? It is the gift of words and the ability to communicate.

As a society we often forget how powerful our words can be. We are occasionally reckless or too quick to speak, when we should take time to think about the consequences of our words. We are taught from childhood to think before we act, but sometimes neglect to think before we speak!

Not to worry-this can be a thing of the past by learning the art of 'Speaking with Integrity.' Integrity is defined as 'the quality of possessing and steadfastly adhering to high moral principles or professional standards.' Isn't that an awesome definition? Right away, it elevates the position of the speaker to a place where he/she is responsible for caring about how their communication is going to be received.
For example, if you frequently tell jokes or stories that

are a little 'unfitting', when integrity is embraced, your jokes will conflict with the 'high moral principles' aspect, and maybe even the 'professional standards' part depending on where your jokes are being told. Wow, how is that for immediate responsibility acceptance? Want to try it out? For the next week, examine your communications and try to speak with integrity. If you slip, jot it down and write a response

that does come from a place of integrity. With practice, you will start to put this to use naturally and you will see how extraordinary the results will be. Your life and the lives of those you touch will be so much richer.

Now that we've decided to change how our words affect others, what about how our words can affect ourselves. As a whole, we so often use our words to speak against ourselves. We were all taught manners. Isn't it a shame that we don't apply the manners that we wouldn't dream of deviating from for others, on ourselves? In fact, I bet that if anyone else spoke about us the way that we do, we would not be speaking to them at all! So, why put up with it from ourselves? Make a conscious effort to STOP! Yes, start TODAY. In the story portion of

the One Minute Millionaire, the main character was told to wear a rubber band around her wrist and to give it a tug every time she had a limiting thought. Within days she had a red welt on her wrist, but as time went on she was pulling the rubber band with less frequency. Why not try this tool yourself?
I CHALLENGE you to put that rubber band on

your wrist, and give it a good pull each time you speak about yourself in anyway other than an exemplary manner. You may start out with a very sore wrist, but you will end up with a very strong sense of self.

We've decided to not speak to others without integrity-to speak about ourselves in an exemplary manner. How about how we talk about others?

Yes, it is gossip when we speak about others. It can be hurtful and sometimes have serious consequences, not just for others, but for ourselves as well. When we gossip we are tarnishing ourselves. Most of what is considered 'good' gossip is negative in some manner-a behavior, situation or belief. We are willingly corrupting our world by participating in such actions. Since we know that like attracts like, we are knowingly sending negativity out into the Universe. Make a promise to eliminate all forms of gossip from your life. Each time

you think to gossip, instead turn it into a positive affirmation about the person. This change alone will help you attract much more of what YOU want.

Imagine how much good the 'Art of Integrity' can put out into the Universe. Providing a positive, truthful comment, helping someone turn a bad mood into a good mood, and speaking to ourselves with only love will have an incredible affect on many lives. Remember the Laws of Attraction are at work at all times. Watch your words and speak only of what you would want to have in your world.

© 2006 Leading Edge Coaching



Quote of the Week

When one recognizes the divinity within oneself, and therefore
recognizes the divinity within all lives,then one can effectively
manifest that greatness and potency quite effectively, because it wil be tempered by humility and respect for all of life.



What is it that brings life to us? What it is that animates all the atoms and molecules that make up our bodies? What is it that causes this life to flow more freely at sometimes than at others?

What is it that makes us alive?




Healing List



  • Shade Law
  • Vonda
  • Cheryll and husband
  • Gina
  • Ccreature and family
  • Slientangel and family
  • Ken
  • 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


- Who U Are -
You're not just an age,
Or an hourly wage.
You're more than your e-mail address.
You're not just some size,
Or the shape of your thighs,
Or the make of the car
you possess.
You're not just your PIN,
Or the shade of your skin,
Or the place you were born,
or the date.
You're not your IQ,
Or the width of your shoe,
Your zip code, your height,
or your weight.
You can't be defined
By your zodiac sign,
Or the lines in the palm
of your hand.
It's not who you know
Or the money you owe,
Your blood type or cereal brand.
You're much too complex
For just race, creed or sex,
You're wonderfully
You're one-of-a-kind
With a fabulous mind
And a spirit
that's quite unconventional!
That makes you a treasure
Which cannot be measured
With numbers or checks
on a chart.
You're truly tremendous,
Amazing, stupendous!
Believe it with all of your heart!





Well we come to the end of yet another newsletter.....may you all have a wonderful week and stay safe!

In Love and Light Always,


Founder of United In Spirit

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