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How to Harness the Positive Energy from a Full Moon

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How to Harness the Positive Energy from a Full Moon

There are plenty of myths and legends about the power of a full moon. Some things you may have heard in the past are nothing more than old tales passed down through time. But, you shouldn’t completely ignore the idea that there is something special about a full moon – specifically, the positive energy it can bring.

Harnessing the positive energy of a full moon can help your mind, body, and spirit. It is one of the strongest energy sources that we can absorb, and so many people don’t take full advantage of that because they simply don’t know how.

Follow some of the tips listed in this guide to harness the powerful positive energy a full moon has to offer and keep away the negative energy that may be trying to consume your thoughts. When you fully grasp the power of the moon, you are sure to notice positive changes in your mind, body, and spirit.

Release Your Anger

The energy that comes from a full moon can intensify your current thoughts and feelings. So, it is important to push away anger and bitterness around this time. Let go of any bitterness you might be holding onto. You can start to do this a few days ahead of time by trying deep breathing exercises and/or meditation. You want to rid yourself of any negative thoughts as much as possible, so that the positive ones can really shine through and grab the moon’s energy to amplify them.

Think Positive

Just as it is important to let go of darker/negative thoughts, it is just as equally important to think positively during a full moon. Your positive energy will be enhanced by the moon’s natural power, and you will feel so much better about the many positive things in your life.

The best part? It doesn’t take much to amplify your positivity, thanks to the awesome energy of the moon. Spend five minutes outside soaking up the full moons positive light and think about the things in your life that you are grateful for. You can also recite a positive mantra or affirmation to yourself. Take time to appreciate the natural beauty around you, and the special people in your life. The opportunities are endless, which means that the positive energy that can be amplified by a full moon is also endless!

Picture Your Dreams Coming True

It is quite natural to think about your dreams regularly and deeply wish for them to come true. A full moon is a great time to take that one step further. Focus on those dreams manifesting. What does it look like? How would it make you feel? The more you can envision your dreams becoming a reality, the easier it can be for that ‘extra’ energy from the moon to make it happen!

Don’t just wait until a full moon comes around. You should envision your dreams coming true on a daily basis. They don’t just have to be wishes that you think will never come true. The more you strongly believe in your dreams becoming a reality, the more likely you will be to see that pay off one day. Write your dreams down in a journal or post the ideas on a vision board that you can look at each day for added inspiration.

 

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Re-Charge Your Crystals

If you have some crystals at home, a great way to re-charge them is during a full moon. First cleanse your crystals in water and then put them outside or near a window where they will get direct moonlight. As you place each crystal down, set a positive intention for each one you have if you have a few different crystals. I have a number of crystals, so I like to make a different intention for each crystal that will affect different areas of my life such as health, positive thinking, energy etc. I find that crystals act as beautiful reminders of the different areas of my life that I would like to improve.

Meditate

I touched on meditation earlier in this article, but when it comes to harnessing the energy of a full moon, meditation deserves its own category. Meditation during a full moon is not only a great way to clear your thoughts and opening yourself up to it’s powerful energy. You will also be able to dive deeper into your meditative state. This allows for a deeper state of self-consciousness.

If you really want to utilize the energy coming from the moon, try meditating in a group. The more people there are in the room, all focusing on letting that positive power in, the more energy that will be circulating. It can be an extremely powerful experience if everyone is open to it.

 

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Do More for Others

You can also use the moon’s energy to send blessings to people. You can send healing energy, kindness, forgiveness, and so much more, and it will all be transported via the moon’s power. You don’t have to limit this positive energy just to people that you know. Send a blessing of peace to the many troubled countries of the world. The moon’s power can be at your fingertips, so it’s a great idea to use it in order to do something good for others.

It doesn’t have to be difficult to immerse yourself into the positive energy of a full moon. The biggest thing to keep in mind is how open you need to be to accepting that energy and pushing away any type of negativity that could instead become amplified.

Once you open yourself up to this abundance of positive energy, you can do so much for yourself, the people you care about and also the world around you. It starts by practicing these techniques as often as possible, and not just when a full moon comes around. This way, by the time it does, the things that you are already thinking, feeling and practicing will only be amplified by the moon’s great positive power.

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6 Things To Remember When You Think That You’re Not Good Enough

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6 Things To Remember When You Think That You’re Not Good Enough

Have you ever had moments where you feel completely inadequate? Maybe a specific situation comes up and you think there is no way that you would ever be good enough to do what is needed. Or, maybe you feel that way all the time and you can’t seem to get past it.

Thinking that you are not good enough and having low self-esteem tend to go hand-in-hand, but they are slightly different.

Thankfully, you can work on both of them by changing your thinking habits and banishing some of that negative self-talk from your mindset. Whether you think you are not good enough in certain situations or you have a hard time believing that you are good enough for almost anything, it doesn’t have to be that way forever.

Let’s look at a few things you should always keep in mind when those thoughts come in, and how you can start to convince yourself of your true worth.

1. You Are Not Alone

Thinking that you are not good enough can cause a lonely existence. You might not want to put your burdens on others, so you don’t talk about it. You might also think that everyone else is perfectly happy with who they are, and are confident in everything that they do.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

The reality is, you never know what other people are fully thinking/feeling. What you can count on, though, is that there are so many others who feel just like you, and are constantly wondering if they are “enough”. Knowing that you are not alone can help you to work through your feelings without feeling so isolated.

2. You Have Your Own Skills

A common reason why people tend to think they are not good enough is because they don’t have a specific talent or skill that someone else has. But you probably have something that person doesn’t, too.

Everyone has their own abilities and things that make them unique. Instead of focusing on what you don’t have, keep your mind on your talents and what makes you special.

“If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of you!” – T. Harv Eker

3. You Can’t Be Perfect

Perfection is a fruitless thing to chase. Many people who question their self-worth do so because they are perfectionists.

But, if you set such a high standard for yourself, you will always be disappointed. Perfection doesn’t exist, and while you can strive to be your best, it is important to understand human error and limits. That doesn’t mean the things you do are some how “less” than great. But, striving for perfection is something that can make you feel inadequate.

4. You Are Worthy of Loving Yourself

Love tends to be the answer for so many things, including any pain or turmoil that you might be going through. Thinking that you are not good enough is an easy way to cause yourself sadness and pain. Those thoughts can quickly snowball and you might start to think about more negative things about yourself.

Instead of fueling those negative thoughts, choose love. Love is like a permanent band-aid for the pain that you are going through. It is a great way to comfort yourself, provide reassurance, and get a clearer picture of who you really are and all of the wonderful things that you can offer the world. By choosing self-love, you can start to see yourself in a more positive light, and push those negative thoughts away.

“We must fall in love with ourselves. I don’t like myself. I’m crazy about myself.” – Mae West

5. Mistakes Can Be a Good Thing

Do you ever find yourself feeling especially inadequate when you “fail”? While that is not uncommon, that word should really be removed from your vocabulary.

Everyone “fails” at times, because again, perfection is not attainable. When you start to consider anything less than perfection to be a failure, it is easy to beat yourself up and think that you will never amount to the things that you truly want.

But, when you start to view your failures and mistakes as good things and stepping stones, you can completely shift your perspective and realize that not only are you good enough, but you are also resilient and strong. Some of the biggest “failures” in history went on to be the most successful people because they learned from their mistakes. They looked at the things that went wrong and considered how they could change them.

It is important to use your mistakes as a way to learn and grow. When you are able to do that, you will find a greater sense of fulfillment when things finally come together and you get it “right”.

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordon

6. Gratitude Goes a Long Way

It might not always feel easy to accept and be grateful for who you are. But, it is incredibly important. Instead of thinking about the things you don’t have or areas where you are not “good enough”, choose to actively think about and pursue the positive. Focus on what you are grateful for. The more that you do that, the easier it will be to banish those thoughts of doubt and insecurity. I like to start every day by using my journal and begin by writing down three things that I am grateful for.

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” — Melody Beattie

Once you really start to think about it, you will find that you have more to be grateful for than you may have initially realized, and that way of thinking can help you to establish healthier, more positive thoughts about yourself that will last a lifetime.

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50 Thought Provoking Existential Questions

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50 Thought Provoking Existential Questions

What are existential questions?

Existential questions are usually deep, philosophical questions that question just that — our very existence.

They can be great conversation starters and they can also sometimes make for a passionate discussion. The following existential questions can be a great way to get to know someone better and perhaps even learn new things about yourself.

The word existential comes from the Latin word “existentia”, which means to exist. Existential questions challenge our way of thinking, our beliefs and our perspective.

Is there a right or wrong answer to an existential question? Perhaps not, as each question usually just asks more questions.

I have put together the following list of thought provoking existential questions so that you can perhaps start an internal conversation with yourself or start an interesting debate with your friends.

50 Thought Provoking Existential Questions

 

1. Are there limits to human creativity?

2. What makes something beautiful?

3. How do we know if we’re doing the right thing?

4. Who am I?

5. What is one thing that every human should get to experience in their life?

6. Do you believe in a power greater than humanity?

7. Are we given enough time?

8. Is privacy a right?

9. What is the best way for a person to attain happiness?

10. Are we alone in the universe?

11. What is love?

12. How would you define genius?

13. What do you think your purpose is?

14. If babies are considered innocent, when do people cease to be innocent?

15. Is it better to expand your knowledge or to deepen it?

16. Why do you think we are here?

17. How important is ‘play’ in living a healthy and fulfilling life?

18. Do you have a right to be happy, or should you earn it?

19. What happens when I die?

20. What worries me the most about the future?

21. What is a person? Is it the mind, or the body?

22. Would the world be a better place if all leaders were women? If you answered yes, why?

23. What activity have I done that has made me feel the most alive?

24. Does truth exist without evidence?

25. If I had to instill one piece of advice in a newborn baby’s mind, what advice would I give?

26. Does a person have a soul? If so, where is it?

27. Is intelligence or wisdom more useful?

28. Is it more important to love or be loved?

29. What would make the world a better place?

30. How should we measure our lives? In years? In moments? In accomplishments? Something else?

31. What is the difference between living and simply existing?

32. If you died today, would you be satisfied with the life you’ve lived?

33. What advice would you tell your younger self?

34. Which is worse: failing or never trying?

35. Is a minimum wage a good idea? What about a maximum wage?

36. What is the most important goal every person should have?

37. Can anything ever really be considered ‘true’ or is everything subjective?

38. Is the world a better place with humans in it?

39. If extra-terrestrial life was discovered, how do you think humanity would react?

40. Is happiness just a mixture of chemicals circulating through our bodies?

41. Where do you think we go when we die?

42. Have I done anything lately worth remembering?

43. Can you ever have full control over your own life?

44. How do you know that you are not dreaming right now?

45. Is one lifetime enough?

46. What matters most in my life?

47. Is a person ever truly evil? If so, are they born that way?

48. What is the meaning of life?

49. Is humanity going in the right or wrong direction?

50. What does it mean to live a good life?

I hope that you enjoyed these thought provoking existential questions. I hope that they perhaps made you think about your beliefs, yourself and the world around you (the bigger picture). If you discuss these questions with a friend, remember, there is probably no right and wrong answers, usually just a matter of opinion.

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30 Life Lessons That I Would Tell My Younger Self

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30 Life Lessons That I Would Tell My Younger Self

I clearly remember when I was 18, then 25 and in then what seems like a flash, I have recently celebrated by 50th birthday. While some people might dread the thoughts of hitting such a milestone. (more…)

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