Friday, February 26, 2010


    Finding your purpose in life is empowering. Empowered people know their roles in society and they know what they can do to bring about change in themselves, in others, and in the environment. Knowing your life purpose is empowering. To become empowered and know your purpose, it is important to know several important things about yourself.

  • Know what you like (what are your hobbies and activities outside of work?).
  • Know what you don't like (what are the things that you absolutely cannot tolerate?).
  • Is there something that excites you for no reason or something that you could spend hours on and not know where the time went because you were so "into" it?
  • Know your strengths (what are you good at? What do people compliment you on?).
  • Know you weaknesses (what things do you need to work on or know that you just simply cannot do?).
  • Know what you want in your future (what are some of your goals?)
  • What do you want to be remembered for? 

     Take some time to think about these things and write them down. Even if you hate to do that, believe me, it's worth taking the time to do. It will actually give you the foundation that you need to find out what your life's purpose is. Then take a few days to think about the things that you wrote down. Revise and tweek them, so that they are very specific and detailed.

    Most methods of the process of finding your life's purpose are similar, in that there is a progression of self examination techniques, questions, and problem solving exercises that are needed. The process can take some time, many days or weeks. Or it could just come to you as an epiphany, an AHA moment of clarity, if you are open and connected to your higher self. Be patient. After all we are talking about something that will impact the rest of your life.

    It would be impossible for me to explain the entire process and all of the methods in one short forum post however, the above list is a place to start. If you are beyond that point and need more guidance, there are many good programs that can lead you through the process.

    Just remember that this process can involve many aspects of your development as a person. Use of meditation, relaxation techniques, subliminal programs for changing unwanted beliefs, EFT, NLP, quantum consciousness, Law of Attraction, or even a Life Coach may be helpful to you in your quest. Another point to think about is that as you grow and evolve, whatever you have chosen to do in the process, may change. It may grow into something that you never even dreamed of when first exploring the possibilities. The important thing is to find out what the foundation of your journey will be and then 'follow the yellow brick road' so to speak.... : } 
Love and Light to all....


Experience Your Inner Compass At Work Within You!

Thursday, February 25, 2010


First let's talk about just exactly what it really means to know your Life Purpose. I love this quote because it is a summary of what knowing my life purpose means for me....

 "There is one great truth on this planet: whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do, when you really want something, it's because that desire originated in the soul of the universe. It's your mission on earth... And when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it." ~ from The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream... Paulo Coelho

    Are you getting the idea that I like the works of Paulo Coelho yet? I guess after I have quoted him 3 times now, this would be a safe assumption. : ) It talks about a passion for what I do. Finding that activity that I love to do and knowing that it's right because the universe is opening doors all around me to help me achieve my dreams and goals. Ultimately, culminating in fulfilling my ‘mission', all that I agreed to accomplish as a human being on this earth.

    For most people, that all seems nice on paper but impossible to turn into any kind of practical reality. Work is just work and a job is a job. Most people don't have the energy, much less the time to pursue such fantasies. Everyone has busy lives / schedules / family obligations / chores...busy, busy, busy....Until one day perhaps, if one is willing to allow themselves the courage to be just a little bit self nurturing, there is the realization that this "Can't Be All There Is"......Or worse, if a person keeps pushing away and ignoring desires long enough, they may become depressed, angry, bitter, miserable human beings, with all kinds of regret for not doing something about it. Sometimes, the universe itself will intervene to try and steer the person in the right direction, by creating all kinds of obstacles, until they finally listen to the voice within and pursue the right course of action.

    Is any of this resonating with you? Are you experiencing any of those situations? I did, all of the above. I had a decent J.O.B. I made decent money, but I was to the point of having the life sucked out of me every single day, with no energy left over for anything else. I was miserable and questioning everything, but I kept ignoring all the signals and nudges to look at what was really happening. Finally, the universe kicked my ass and I started losing my jobs, in what to me, were the most bizarre ways. I had to become immersed in finding my true passion and purpose. 

    Remember the above quote?..... I had a real desire for change in my life throughout that whole chain of events. I wanted more time to spend on the things that were important to me, like taking better care of my body, eating healthier, spending more quality time with family and developing better relationships with them. Working on my own personal growth and improvement, making more money so I could be more, do more, and have more.... "The desire that originated in the soul of the universe". Well, I wasn't going to accomplish any of it by staying where I was. I needed to open to my purpose and listen, to find the mission of my desire. To find that special talent inside of me that would be of value to others. In my mind I can't think of anything with greater value than what I am doing. Not because of some sense of self importance, but because this is my purpose. I love doing this. Writing about my passion and helping others find their way too. I can't imagine what would have happened if I had not finally become self nurturing or what some may have considered  a ‘Mid-Life Crisis'.

    I do know this. Since turning this corner in my life, I have found a new sense of belonging, a renewed energy to be creative, and a new sense of fulfillment. I am alive and hopeful instead of exhausted and downright miserable. I am more grateful and appreciate all that I perceive as good. I believe in myself again.....

    I'm not saying that everyone will have the same experience, because everyone will have the experience that is unique to them. I am saying that for many, there are similarities, because that is human nature, the thread that connects us all together. I am saying that if you can relate to this and you do not know your purpose, listen to your desire and the universe will conspire to help you. Your mission was established before you came to earth. Every single one of us has a talent that will produce something of value to others. Why not use it to be fulfilled and happy? What's stopping you?

Prosperity, Light, and Love to all...



Experience Your Inner Compass At Work Within You!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


   Wikipedia's definition of Spirituality is relating to, consisting of, or having the nature of spirit, not tangible or material.
   Some religions believe that a person cannot have spirituality without religion. Traditionally spirituality is associated with religion and may include practices such as prayer, meditation, and contemplation. However, more and more people are rejecting the organized religions of the past and are embracing a broader view of spirituality. Even some atheists practice a form of spirituality that incorporates nurturing thoughts, words, emotions, and actions that are in harmony with a cause and effect flow at every level with the entire universe. .

     Science has begun to suggest that there is evidence of  spiritual effects of quantum physics in consciousness theories such as monistic idealism(consciousness creates matter or is the basis for all matter), Akashic field (Laslo's Theory of Everything ie: information field is the substance of the cosmos), and the Metaverse (universe is inside of another universe). See bottom of page for links to more information on these.

      I believe that most people are looking for a way of being in harmony on all levels, emotional, psychological, physical, and spiritual in a way that is free of the threats and control of religious doctrine.

     A spiritual outlook which is more personalized, less structured, and more open to new ideas/influences, that facilitates a deep sense of self, connected to something greater than self. I believe that it is something that is as unique to each individual as the individual is to creation. In other words: We will each find our path in our own way in our own time as we focus on the journey. Our paths may intersect along the way, as they are meant to and in perfect timing, so that we can grow and learn from each other, and in the end we will arrive at the same destination in perfect harmony with the universe.

   I hope that this post will strike up some interesting conversation about spirituality. : )

"Every Warrior of the Light has felt afraid of going into battle.

Every Warrior of the Light has, at some time in the past, lied or betrayed someone.

Every Warrior of the Light has trodden a path that was not his.

Every Warrior of the Light has suffered for the most trivial of reasons.

Every Warrior of the Light has, at least once, believed he was not a Warrior of the Light.

Every Warrior of the Light has failed in his spiritual duties.

Every Warrior of the Light has said ‘yes' when he wanted to say ‘no.

Every Warrior of the Light has hurt someone he loved.

That is why he is a Warrior of the Light, because he has been through all this and yet has never lost hope of being better than he is." ~ from Warrior of the Light by Paulo Coelho

I see you....(Namaste)

Some interesting places to research Monistic Idealism=

Akashic Field Theory=


Tuesday, February 23, 2010


   When attempting to meditate the biggest problem sometimes is how to maintain the elusive Focus. We have the incessant mind chatter of past events, self criticism, and limiting beliefs just below the surface, sometimes annoying and sometimes undetected until we try to focus on emptiness. Then there is the clutter from unfinished business, chores, and errands. We try to focus but somehow they wiggle their way back in and we are back at square one. Fortunately there are some things that you can do that will "prep" your body and mind for meditation and also some ways to "tricking" your mind into focus. The following is a brief explanation and I have given you some links to check out that go into more detail which, I will list at the bottom for you.

    First let's take a look at preparation of the body and mind. If your muscles are tense and the body is rigid, it is much more difficult to reach a state of calm that is needed by the mind. Take a minute or two to notice if your jaw or hands are clenched. Do you hold your shoulders high up into your neck or does your neck and upper back ache? If you notice any of those signs that your body is not relaxed, take a few minutes more to start at the top of your head and relax each set of muscles in your body. For example forehead and eyebrows, cheeks and jaw, moving down the body until you've purposely relaxed every muscle group, including fingers and toes. If you are finding it difficult, you may want to use a progressive relaxation technique in which you purposely tense the muscles very tightly first and then release to relaxation. This helps a lot for people who just are not aware of the extent of their tension or rigid posture.

    Breathing is another important element of the relaxation process. Deep, slow breathes, in through the nose if possible, filling up the lungs with as much air as you can, holding for a second or two, and then releasing the breathe, blowing out slowly through pursed lips. This can and should be done at the same time as relaxing the muscle groups.

    Exercise and stretching can also be used to prepare for meditation as well as being a form of meditation. Yoga, Tai Chi, and some of the martial arts incorporate mindfulness with breathing techniques and are a great way to rid the body of tension and stress.

    OK. Now let's take a look at focusing your mind. Keep in mind that all of the techniques mentioned will incorporate some form of the relaxation and breathing techniques, as well as the focusing techniques.

     When thoughts come into your mind treat them like a fast moving cloud. Notice them and let them drift by and be gone, don't engage in them.

     Use of a mantra such as Om or Ah is another tool to use for focusing the mind. A mantra can also be a word, a sentence, or an affirmation if you like.

    Staring at an object such as a candle flame, a mandala, or any other object that you may choose is another way to get and maintain focus. Mandela's are considered a form of Sacred Geometry which, is another fascinating subject, and they can be very beautiful and intricate objects of art, that you can create and personalize yourself if you like.

     Music, guided meditation, visualization, video, and any combination of these are frequently used in meditation practices.

     What are your favorite meditation methods? What kinds of experiences have you had while using the techniques? Do you have an excellent book or website to recommend?

     Here is a list of websites I found, that are helpful, if you would like to explore them for more information on meditation. ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆


  this video meditation series is my favorite and it serves two purposes for me as a chakra balancing and meditation/ centering exercise in one and is best if listened to with headphones on....enjoy!


Monday, February 22, 2010


   Meditation can be defined as an intellectual exercise in silent contemplation. Basically most meditation methods are based upon the principles of cessation (meaning stop what you are doing and be still in this context)  and contemplation. Meditation is a mental
discipline, who's earliest known teachings came from Ancient India. The practitioner attempts to get beyond the reflexive, "thinking" mind into a deeper state of relaxation and awareness with the target of an empty state of mind called cessation. You may have heard it described also as samadhi, no more wandering thoughts, freedom from thought, peacefulness, emptiness, concentration, well you get the picture right? Meditation is a component of many belief systems, practiced both inside and outside of religious traditions, and has been practiced since antiquity. Different meditative disciplines encompass a wide range of spiritual or psychophysical practices that may emphasize different goals-from achievement of a higher state of consciousness, to greater focus, increased creativity and intelligence, self-awareness, personal growth, or simply a more relaxed and peaceful frame of mind, which results in better health from decreased stress levels..

   There are so many methods of meditation available and they rely on different principles to help access the desired state of focus. With a variety of ways to calm the incessant wandering thoughts of the mind, try not to get confused about it. If you've tried one or two methods in the past and they didn't work for you, just find one that does. Every one of us is different and will find the perfect avenue, to access the state of mind we are looking for.. Our main difficulty, is to find a method that is right for us and then to make the time to practice it correctly and regularly with consistency. Time, effort, practice, and patience = results, with the ultimate goal of Enlightenment or communion with the Higher Self.  Ultimately, resulting in a peronal transformation, carrying the ability to create a new or better life.....

   OK, so enough with the long explanations about what meditation is. I have found a list of 28 different methods of meditation so far.  Here's my list:

  • Japa Meditation                    Buddhist Meditation        
  • Centering Meditation           ChakraMeditation
  • Guided Meditation               Heart Meditation         
  • Meditation with Music         Tantric Meditation
  • Zen Meditation                    Pyramid Meditation          
  • Energy Meditation              Dance Meditation
  • Alpha Meditation                Meditation In Motion     
  • Christian Meditation          Catholic Meditation
  • White Light Meditation       Mindfulness Meditation
  • Standing Meditation           Walking Meditation
  • Color Meditation                Meditation & Hypnosis
  • Goal Directed Meditation  Merkaba Meditation
  • Sahaj Marg                         Auto Circadian Meditation
  • Bible Meditation                Children's Meditation

   Wow! Who knew? I'm pretty sure there are more that I haven't run across yet.

   So why does Enlightenment happen when a person meditates? Because it gets closer to the true root of the mind and its true abilities which, are normally covered over with thoughts and the distractions of life. Also, you are purifying your mind and your chi (energy), and it's your chi that's responsible for small super normal powers (more about that later).

   The point of all of this is that no one method or practice is the be all and end all of the perfect path to enlightenment and peace. Which ones are you drawn to? Try out one or two for at least 2 weeks at a time until you find what you like or what works for you.

    Also please, feel free to share your experiences and insights here in the comments forum......

Prosperity, Love, and Light to all.....
Aniell : }

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Friday, February 19, 2010


   This is a list of some basic steps to the path of ‘Enlightenment' based on my own experience and what I have researched. Note: this list is very basic as there is so much more to each step and the process is long, but for the purpose of space, I have limited this post to a very basic blueprint.
  • Recognizing a need for change or growth in one's personal life/spiritual path.
  • A desire to make the needed changes in whatever area is necessary.
  • Unstoppable determination to seek out the information or guidance for achieving the goal.
  • Recognizing a need to look inward, even if fearful of what will be found.
  • Finding and using a way to quiet down the noise in your mind and the busyness of life.
  • Recognizing a need for finding your life's purpose and then finding a way to bring it to life.
  • Learning to use the power of your mind to change unwanted habits or thought patterns, create new beliefs, and live the life of your dreams by creating a new reality.
  • Learning to love and listen to your Higher Self.
  • Learning to love all beings without harsh judgment for what we don't understand or religious boundaries
   Ultimately the end result is to love self and others unconditionally however, it is impossible to accomplish this in my opinion, until a person finds fulfillment and happiness in their own life.

     Every person's experience in the sequence of the progression will be different as we all start with circumstances and situations that are unique to each individual. The similarities lie in the basic ingredients to the formula and the human experience.

      There is so much information available to every person who wants it and once you are on the path everything that is necessary for you to learn will miraculously appear during your search. You will be drawn to a word or an idea, a video, a newsletter, and you will know through insight and little coincidences, that you are on the right path.

"When the student is ready, the master (teacher) will appear." BUDDHISTPROVERB

     There are those of us who are stubborn and don't listen or don't believe what is being communicated, like I was for so long, and in that case life just continues to become more difficult. So if your life just seems to be increasingly difficult even though you appear to be doing everything the way you think you are supposed to, then it's is time to ‘Awaken' and find your path....
   We are all connected and are a part of the same energy that permeates the universe. It is time to take back our personal power and make changes for the good of all. It's time to change the world one person at a time and it starts with you and I. Find your enlightenment. Find your purpose and share your own unique light with all of us!
     Check out the video below and enjoy. Who knew science could be cool! I love this!!!

Prosperity, Peace, and Love to all.....
Aniell : )
p.s. Please share your insight and experiences and leave your comments or questions. Also please don't forget to share this website with those whom you know are searching, interested, or knowledgeable and help me make this community grow!! : )


this is a quick read that will jump start you on your way to enlightenment....


Thursday, February 18, 2010


     I am amazed by all of the different definitions or schools of thought around this subject that I have found while searching or myself. Enlightenment has been a subject of human interest forever. It spans all spiritual and religious belief systems, all continents, and throughout all of time. In my pursuit of knowledge it is clear to me that I went through a  process or progression of events that led to discovering the information and tools that I needed, and continue to need, which are leading me in my spiritual path of discovery.

     Basically, I knew that my life was a mess and I had been trying to change my thought patterns, get rid of past emotional baggage, shed the anger, etc. for years! All without making any real lasting progress. The depression and anxiety just kept getting worse. I finally realized that I needed to take a step back, examine where I was going wrong, and begin to fix it. Now, just to clarify....My life is really a lot like most peoples lives in that I have a career and a good job, I have my family, friends and after divorce, an occasional romantic interest here and there. Like anyone else's life I had my ups and downs but I was 'Miserable' 'Stressed Out' 'Emotionally Unavailable' and lost regarding what to do about it.

      For a long time I just focused on ways to make more money because I kept thinking that financial freedom was the answer to all of my problems. Well, although financial freedom would prove to play a huge part in my process and it is every person's birthright to have and be everything that they want (more about that in another post), it was not ‘The Answer'.

     I tried learning all about investing and even invested and just like everyone else, I lost money but, I also made some as well, so it was not all in vain. However, the turning point for me was when I realized that I absolutely had to examine myself on a very deep level and figure out what I really wanted to do, who I really am, and what my purpose in life is.

     In other words, I needed to know how I could be my best and use it to help and serve others, while accepting and receiving all that I could from the source that created me....

      In other words, I created a reality from what was already within me by slowing down, looking within, and reconnecting to ‘My Source'.

      This was not easy, but, here is how it started. Because of all of the stress that I felt, it was very difficult to focus on anything but fear and worry about what I was going to do about it. I had to find a way to slow down my thought process and stop that cycle.

     I didn't want the traditional tedious meditation techniques that I felt too overwhelmed with. I was able to find a few different audio relaxation and guided meditation audios, but the most interesting and intriguing one for me used NLP and Brain Wave Entrainment technology. The reason that I chose to try it is because it just made sense to me. It's like reconfiguring your brain to function better. Who doesn't want that?!

     I was able to slow down my thought processes and begin to regain control of my life by using it to calm my mind and alleviate stress at the end of the day. I also noticed that my brain was processing information better and I felt smarter.

     When I was ready to move on, I began using other meditation programs/audios that incorporated the same technology. I noticed that I was more interested in spiritual things and different subjects like quantum physics, enlightenment, yoga, various belief systems and how they are similar, prophecies throughout the ages and cultures, energy healing.... The list goes on and on.

      Through this process over many months, I have come to understand within myself there is great potential and power to understand myself and others, heal myself and others, and create the life that I truly desire.

     The conclusion is that for me, Enlightenment is discovering a union with one's higher Self, which is eternally and inseverably connected to the earth, every living thing, the elements, the universe and everything in it, each other, and the ONE, "whoever that is to you".

     To be enlightened is to be very much in tune with the truth and with the manifested creation we are all a part of. The enlightenment I am writing about refers to permanent happiness and fulfillment, even if the enlightenment only occurs in fleeting moments of recognition at first.

    It refers to overcoming trials and tribulations through focus of intention, knowledge of creations process, and our own ability to participate in that process. It is letting go of judgments, criticism, resentment, and hatred.

      It is allowing yourself to be who you are and allowing others to be who they are and loving anyway.

      "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. He may as well concern himself with his shadow on the wall. Speak what you think now in hard words, and tomorrow speak what
tomorrow thinks in hard words again, though it contradict every thing you said today. 
     - ‘Ah, so you shall be sure to be misunderstood.'-Is it so bad, then, to be misunderstood? Pythagoras was misunderstood, and Socrates, and Jesus, and Luther, and Copernicus, and Galileo, and Newton, and every pure and wise spirit that ever took flesh. To be great is to be misunderstood." Paulo Cuelho...

     I am amazed on a daily basis by this process. There is constant proof, through many different media sources and encounters, from the Universe and my Higher Self, that I am on the right path.

       If you are just beginning to explore this for yourself, do not be overwhelmed and know that we are living in a time where there is an acceleration of all processes taking place as we approach what many are calling the great shift. Wake up! Find your light and your journey begin! Create your new life!

Prosperity, Peace, and Love to all...
Aniell : )

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