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Since ancient times, incense has been used in the East, Egypt, Babylon and America for healing, meditation, cleansing houses, and temples. Recipes of their preparation were passed down from generation to generation. The scope of their application has not changed much to date: incense is used to treat various diseases, to disinfect the air, for meditation, as an offering, for ritual ceremonies, and also just for enjoying their pleasant fragrance. But do you know how to choose and use incenses properly? Let me share with you the guide for using and shopping for incense!

Different Kinds Of Incenses

Incenses can be different in their form:

  • mixtures,
  • briquettes,
  • sticks,
  • pyramids,
  • oils.

Moreover, they can be different in composition.

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Oil Incenses

This kind of incense has two components in their composition:

  • the base, which perfectly absorbs essential oils and is capable of smoldering;
  • the oil itself or the composition of oils.

You can find oil incenses in the form of sticks, plasticine or lace.

Oil Mixture Incenses

The composition of oil mixture incenses is not only oil-treated coal-based but it can also include honey, melted butter, powder plants, and manure (if you’re vegan you don’t want to buy this kind).

Herbal And Floral Incense

Incenses of this kind are calm and closer to natural odors. They are good for aromatherapy as a soothing agent.

Honey And Dung Incense

The production of honey and dung incense goes back to antiquity. They were used during the time of Ramayana. The main difference between honey incense is that they have a barely noticeable sweet flavor that accompanies the main smell. Honey incense is used for aromatization of premises, aromatherapy, as well as for Pujas.

Most people feel weird about using dung incense. Indeed, for us, dung is considered to be bad-smelling and unclean. Our opinion about dung is very different from the meaning of the ancient scripts. And these scripts say that on the basis of cow manure not only incense can be produced (which, it should be noted, does not smell like manure itself) but also medicinal products. To distinguish manure incense is possible only by external rough appearance and the dense smoke emitted when it’s burning.

Camphor Cardamom Or Camphor Itself

The disadvantage of this kind of incense is that the quality of it slightly decreases, but the aromatic and medicinal properties remain longer. Camphor incense is good for body detox, as well as to cleanse space from spirits and negative energy. These incenses have immune-strengthening properties and contribute to the prevention of respiratory and epidemic diseases.

Cone-Shaped Incense

In the middle ages, cone-shaped (sandalwood) incense penetrated into Europe, where they were appreciated and were burned exclusively on major holidays. Cone-shaped incense is made by pressing a mixture of aromatic herbs, or with the addition of a small amount of fir resin, juniper, and other plants or without fastening additives. It is important to note that these incenses have the shape of a pyramid. This is a huge advantage, as the smoke released during combustion has more energy than the smoke from other incense. The method of application is similar to that of other incenses.

Lace Incense

It is another bizarre form of incense. It is a coil of slowly smoldering hemp rope impregnated with some essential oil. Here it should be noted that the aroma is very, very extraordinary: the duet of burnt hemp rope with a burnt sandal or red tree. In India, lace incense is in great demand among traders and, apparently, buyers too, in particular at vegetable markets. Street hairdressers and shoemakers are among the “gourmets” of this fragrance. To date, in majority other countries, the lace incense has not found a place of application.

Powdery Incense

Their composition is exclusively natural, the replacement of natural components with the chemical would be obvious. For the most part, powdery incense is made in Tibet, although in ancient times in Russia the same incense was used to fumigate patients. Also, shamans use herbal powders in their rites. But they are rarely used for Pujas. With the departure of the Egyptian, Babylonian and ancient Greek civilizations the tradition of burning loose incense in the temples have exhausted.

Chinese Incense

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Chinese incense is characterized by a subtle mystical aroma with subtle transitions of one scent to another. This group is dominated by sandalwood and floral fragrances without a basis. Chinese incenses with bamboo sticks are less common. Ancient Chinese invention is the spiral – thin unbonded incense, swirling in a few circles. In China, it is believed that they should burn clockwise, creating an “energy column” so that through it the cosmic message descends down to man. There is a huge variety of colored Chinese spirals, which have a unique, wonderful and delicate aroma, used in various rites and for purification.

Tibetan Incense

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Tibetan incense is a unique masterpiece of the ancient art of healing and worshipping Deities. It plays an important role in aromatherapy medicine. The secrets of making Tibetan sticks and powders have reached our civilization from the depths of centuries, and today these ancient recipes are passed down from generation to generation. In the fullness of time in the highlands of the Himalayas people collect manually all the necessary herbs. Further, these herbs are subjected to thorough ecological expertise and control over the observance of the quality. In ancient times, wise Tibetan monks collected these divine herbs in the mountains for meditation, worship, and treatment. Despite the fact that Tibet was captured by China and the Tibetans were destroyed by the masses, this sacred art lives to this day. The descendants of Tibetan monks moved to India and Nepal, continuing the ancient tradition in a foreign land.

To prepare their magical compositions, herb collectors had to climb the mountains on secret paths known only to them, and collect herbs, roots, and minerals there. As their land was occupied, they returned and the production of incense was carried out in India and Nepal. Unfortunately, most of the Tibetan incense is not carefully enough milled, which slightly complicates the process of burning and the intensity of the smoke. The composition of Tibetan sticks usually includes up to forty components. These fragrances do not have a bamboo base and gradually change their scent when burning, adding new notes to the original scent.

Brief Inscence Guide

If you are a fan of agarbatti, you may find it useful to find a brief guide of fragrances, which contains the characteristics of scent and their psycho-emotional benefits, which will make it easier for you to choose the right incense.

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AMBER

This aroma is resinous, sweet, warm, joyful. It enhances the element of fire in the body, warms the heart, makes it kind and compassionate. It improves mutual understanding between people.

ORANGE

This aroma is gentle, light, sweet, cold. It relieves depression, fear, irritability; treats cramps, insomnia, frigidity, and impotence.

AFRODESIA

This aroma is light, exquisite, intoxicating. It gives confidence, strengthens the mind and body; awakes sensuality.

BERGAMOT

This aroma is cold, sweet and sour, tender, fresh. It has a strong tonic effect. It calms, gives strength, relieves fatigue, tension, improves memory and attention.

VANILLA

This aroma is sweet, sugary, and joyful. It gives joy, makes the heart kind and opens to communication.

GARDENIA

This aroma is light, cold, and sweet-tart. It promotes relaxation, calms the nerves, has an anti-stress effect, finds reserve strength in the body.

GERANIUM

This aroma is soft tart, cooling, fresh. It has a strong anti-inflammatory effect, relieves headaches, migraines, hypertension attacks.

HYACINTH

This aroma is fresh, cool, and light. It gives freshness to the body and feelings, strengthens the body’s protective power. It calls for self-reflection and self-analysis.

JASMINE

This aroma is exquisite, delicate, sweet-cold, weighted. This scent has an anti-stress and relaxing effect, eliminates fatigue, mobilizes the body’s reserve forces. It enhances sensuality and is considered a “female” aroma.

YLANG-YLANG

This aroma is light, elegant, fresh, invigorating. It is a good antidepressant, causes a sense of self-confidence. It relieves seizures and headaches. Ylang-ylang is a great aphrodisiac and is considered a “masculine” scent.

CAMPHOR

This aroma is clean, fresh, warm, and sharp. It has the property to remove inflammation and warm. It is able to exert a sobering effect and to calm sexual excitement.

CEDAR

This aroma is soft, velvet, resinous, and warm. It regulates the self-regulation of the body, treats respiratory diseases. Moreover, it enhances sensory perception, fills the body with energy, excites and warms.

COCONUT

This aroma is sweet, warm, and fragrant. It stimulates the appetite, increases metabolic processes in the body, relieves apathy and drowsiness.

CINNAMON

This scent is warm, spicy, sweet, and playful. It stimulates blood circulation, relieves the effects of intoxication, strengthens the nervous system, warms, cheers, and relieves depression.

LAVENDER

This aroma is cold, fresh, thin, and bitter. It has strong antiseptic and antimicrobial properties. Lavander is beneficial to use lavender incense for influenza, bronchitis, and pneumonia. It relieves fatigue, insomnia, strengthens the body’s immune system. Moreover, it stimulates blood circulation, eliminates mental lethargy, irritability, hysteria and the state of causeless fear.

FRANKINCENSE

This scent is smoky, sweet, tart, and buttery. It strengthens and brightens the aura, enhances the mind, inspires and awakens interest in life and optimism.

LEMON

This aroma is sour, cool, and light. It strengthens the human immune system, has antiviral and anti-infectious effects. It relieves headaches, dizziness, nausea.

LEMONGRASS

This aroma is sour and cool. It improves memory, helps to concentrate attention, increases concentration, eliminates the consequences of fatigue and lack of sleep.

LOTUS

This scent is light, elegant, fresh, and sweet. It gives freshness to the body and feelings, relieves fatigue. Moreover, it spiritualizes the thoughts and existence, and conducive to the spiritual development.

MAGNOLIA

This aroma is cool, sweet, refined, and delicate. It calms, promotes relaxation and rest, drives away fears and anxiety.

ALMOND

This scent is velvety, bitter, smoky, and soft. It helps to improve heat exchange in the body. It brings joy to the mind and heart, sharpens sensory perception.

MYRRH

This aroma is enveloping and sweet. It helps with insomnia, alleviates stress. It is favorable for strengthening the aura, improves meditation, and achievement in the spiritual search.

JUNIPER

This aroma is gentle, fresh, and velvet. It clarifies the mentality, removes the fear and inactivity, increases intuition.

MUSK

This aroma is warm, fragrant, spicy, and slightly tart. It helps with anxiety, mental fatigue, relieves stress.

NEROLI

This scent is gentle, cool, and light. It strengthens the heart, improves its performance, has a powerful sedative effect, helps with insomnia, stress, and depression.

OPIUM

This aroma is cold, resinous, astringent, and bitter. It tones, cheers, gives sharpness of mind and warms the heart.

PACIOLI

This aroma is tart, heady, and sweet. It is a powerful anti-virus tool. Pacioli nourishes, refreshes, gives strength and determination. It is also a strong erotic stimulant, it increases sensitivity, eliminates the frigidity and impotence.

ROSE

This scent is smoky, sweet, warm, and intoxicating. It transforms the unproductive energy of anger, frustration, and sorrow into the energy of self-improvement. People who inhale the aroma of roses, cause sympathy for others, have a light even aura, friendly and unobtrusive. Rose scent heals depression, insomnia, stress and nervous tension. It also relieves anxiety, nightmares, heals arrhythmia, and improves blood circulation.

ROSEMARY

It is a light, soft, fresh, and sweet aroma. Rosemary has a strong antimicrobial effect. It is the aroma of the heart. It improves blood supply to the heart muscle.

RHODODENDRON

This aroma is moist, light, slightly astringent. It is a powerful tool for cleansing and concentration of the mind. It sharpens the perception and improves memory.

SANDALWOOD

This aroma is exquisite, delicate, hazy, and tart. It promotes relaxation and meditation. Sandalwood calms the nerves, opens energy, springs creativity and talent. It compacts the energy layer, allows you to quickly and smoothly restore the thinned aura. Moreover, it helps with depression, insomnia, hiccups on the nervous soil, irritation of the throat, runny nose, nausea, heartburn. It is a mild aphrodisiac – increases sensuality, treats frigidity and impotence.

PINE

This scent is fresh, cold, and light. Pine activates the breath, which potentiates the pulmonary circulation. It has a strong anti-inflammatory effect, accelerates the process of rehabilitation after long-term, serious diseases.

TULASI

This aroma is gentle, silky, warm, and exciting. It relieves dizziness, headaches, and irritability. Tulasi scent helps with insomnia, depression and melancholy attacks.

THUJA

This aroma is tart, resinous, and cool. It refreshes and restores strength. Thuja scent is a great erotic stimulator. It enhances sensuality, eliminates frigidity and impotence.

VIOLET

This scent is light, delicate, and silky. It promotes relaxation, calms the nervous system, has an anti-stress effect.

CHAMPA

This aroma is soft, sweet, moist, and mysterious. It is favorable for compaction and clarification of aura. Champa promotes the concentration of the mind, relieves nervous tension and fatigue.

EUCALYPTUS

This aroma is tart, astringent, and pungent. It purifies the air and kills bacteria. Eucalyptus is a powerful anti-virus and anti-inflammatory agent.

How To Choose Incense Depending On the Season?

Did you know that you can choose incense depending on the season and the weather? Let me share with you a brief guide on how to do it.

 

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For winter (cold, dry weather) suitable scents such as eucalyptus, rose, cinnamon, geranium, heather, basil, winter cherry, citronella.

For early spring (cool dry weather) will fit warm, slightly moist flavors such as vanilla, myrrh, pine, cedar, lotus, orange, parijat.

For late spring (warm and dry weather) is good to use neroli, rosemary, jasmine, ylang-ylang, opium, tea tree incenses.

For summer (hot wet weather) suitable scents such as saffron, sandal, lavender, incense, bergamot, magnolia, lemon, sorghum.

For autumn (cool wet weather) suitable scents such as amber, patchouli, geranium, Champa, tuberose, cedar.

How To Choose Incents Depending On the Zodiac Sign?

You can also choose incense according to your Zodiac sign. Let me share with you the scents that are suitable for different zodiac signs the most.

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Aries (March 21 – April 20):

Pine, patchouli, geranium, rose, lemon, musk, frankincense, rosemary, sandalwood, vanilla, coriander, juniper, sage, vetiver.

These aromas harmonize the stormy temperament of Aries and turn his (her) stubbornness in the right direction.

Taurus (April 21 – May 20):

Bergamot, mint, cedar, chamomile, lemon, myrrh, neroli, patchouli, frankincense, rosemary, vanilla, jasmine, sage, lotus, magnolia.

These flavors deliver happiness and joy!

Gemini (May 21 – June 21):

Sandal, eucalyptus, geranium, lavender, orange, musk, neroli, rose, frankincense, rosemary, vanilla, cinnamon, lemongrass, ylang-ylang, jasmine.

These scents balance the light, airy nature of Gemini, help them stand firmly on the ground.

Cancer (June 22 – July 22):

Jasmine, amber, bergamot, pine, lavender, lemon, lemon sorghum, myrrh, neroli, orange, herb aroma, tuberose, Champa.

These aromas help Cancer to keep a good mood and not to plunge into depression.

Leo (July 23 – August 23):

Frankincense, coconut, lemon, orange, patchouli, myrrh, rose, sandalwood, rosemary, juniper, mogra.

These scents emphasize the “royalty” of Leo and help to maintain good health.

Virgo (August 24 – September 23):

Myrrh, sandalwood, cedar, eucalyptus, geranium, orange, musk, neroli, frankincense, cinnamon, ylang-ylang, citronella, saffron, lemon sorghum.

These scents help Virgo to relax and enjoy life!

Libra (September 24 – October 24):

Pine, rose, lavender, incense, cedar, mint, cinnamon, ylang-ylang, geranium, eucalyptus.

These scents help Libra to feel good at any period of life and not overwork.

Scorpio (24 October – 22 November):

Patchouli, jasmine, pine, lemon, rosemary, sandalwood, cinnamon, magnolia, sedge, amber, basil, vetiver.

These scents will help Scorpio cope with his (her) feelings and not suffer from stress.

Sagittarius (November 23 – December 21):

Lavender, musk, lemon, lemon sorghum, myrrh, neroli, patchouli, frankincense, rose, rosemary, cinnamon, vanilla.

These scents help Sagittarius to remain calm and to be in good mood.

Capricorn (December 23 – January 20):

Amber, sandalwood, bergamot, sedge, lavender, eucalyptus, juniper, frankincense, Himalayan gold leaf, rose.

These scents help Capricorn to feel the joy of life and give him (her) creative energy.

Aquarius (January 21 – February 20):

Cedar, bergamot, pine, lemon, citronella, eucalyptus, ylang-ylang, tuberose, agar.

These scents help Aquarius to keep vital energy and sexual appeal.

Pisces (21 February – 20 March):

Cedar, orange, bergamot, lavender, eucalyptus, musk, myrrh, neroli, frankincense, rosemary, vanilla, jasmine, juniper, opium, tea tree.

These scents help the Pisces to concentrate and “swim” with the flow of life to success and prosperity.

The Bottom Line

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Despite all the benefits that incense can provide you should be aware that they can also harm your health. As you know, incenses are made from different parts of odorous plants – bark, roots, flowers, resin and essential oils. The base of incense is usually a thin bamboo stick. When burning, all this releases carcinogenic substances (such as polyaromatic hydrocarbons, carbonyl compounds, and benzene), which contribute to the development of cancer. People know about the destructive properties of carcinogens for quite a long time. That’s why you need to be cautious about using the incenses all the time.

You should be aware that it’s not a good idea to use incenses every day. You may use them for your meditations or cleanse the energy of your house or aura. But make sure that the windows are open and air circulating in the room while you’re burning the incense. It is very important to keep the windows open! Otherwise, you may experience all the side effects of inhaling the carcinogens.

Katya Ki is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of SOLANCHA Magazine, a Feng Shui Master, a Metaphysical Expert, a Reiki Master, and Human Rights Attorney. She has been studying Eastern metaphysics and esotericism for almost 20 years now. And she's still discovering new knowledge, which is hidden in ancient teachings. During her pilgrimage to the monastery of Saint Catherine in Egypt, she discovered the SOLANCHA System. This is how the SOLANCHA journey started!

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Life-Changing Paulo Coelho Quotes

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Paulo Coelho is one of the most famous contemporary authors. He has a peculiar vision of the world and unwavering optimism. His books inspire millions of readers around the world, make them believe in miracles and give hope of a bright future. Currently, the author has published more than 20 works, the most famous of which was “The Alchemist”, which was included in the list of world bestsellers. In this article, we want to share with you the most inspiring Paulo Coelho quotes that can help you to see hidden parts of your life that may need changing.

Paulo Coelho Quotes

#1

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The act of discovering who we are will force us to accept that we can go further than we think.

#2

People are capable at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.

#3

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If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine; it is lethal.

#4

When someone leaves, its because someone else is about to arrive – I’ll find love again.

#5

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Forgive but do not forget, or you will be hurt again. Forgiving changes the perspectives. Forgetting loses the lesson.

#6

You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.

#7

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When each day is the same as the next, it’s because people fail to recognize the good things that happen in their lives every day that the sun rises.

#8

Be Brave. Take Risks. Nothing can substitute experience.

#9

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When you repeat a mistake, it is not a mistake anymore: it is a decision.

#10

I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It’s all a question of how I view my life.

#11

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Be crazy! But learn how to be crazy without being the center of attention. Be brave enough to live differently.

#12

You’re always learning. The problem is, sometimes you stop and think you understand the world. This is not correct. The world is always moving. You never reach the point you can stop making an effort.

#13

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When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.

#14

Everything that happens once can never happen again. But everything that happens twice will surely happen a third time.

#15

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Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

#16

The secret is here in the present. If you pay attention to the present, you can improve upon it. And, if you improve on the present, what comes later will also be better.

#17

Paulo Coelho Freedom Quote

Freedom is not the absence of commitments, but the ability to choose – and commit myself to – what is best for me.

#18

You are what you believe yourself to be.

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Understanding the Games Narcissists Play and How to Deal With Them

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Known for their exaggerated sense of self-importance, narcissists think that the world literally revolves around them. Their actions, attitudes, behavior, and the language they use determine their state. They draw their main satisfaction from making other people see them as persons of great importance who know everything. They do not care whether their actions may have an undesirable effect on others.

Who is a Narcissist?

Narcissists are smitten with an idealized self-image, which they wear around other people to escape reality. Deep down they are wounded creatures who are just too scared to admit it to themselves and other people around them. To compensate for their injuries, they create a “perfect person” who is flawless in an attempt to make themselves feel better.

Psychotherapy has proven to work just fine for the majority of people diagnosed with this condition. It’s not that narcissists are very dangerous people, but spending too much time around them might have adverse effects on you. Their alter-ego may begin to make you feel like a failure or worse still stop you from living to your full potential.

The games narcissists play may also leave you vulnerable to other strangers. Narcissists live on making other people feel less achieved about themselves and regard them as some form of superhero.

The Mind Games Narcissists Play

Narcissists play mind games to manipulate our thinking. Long encounters with them may even change your perceptions about certain aspects of life. Be on the lookout for the following signs:

Curiosity

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Narcissists want to have in-depth knowledge about their next victim. During conversations, they will always ask questions about you, which they will exploit later to their advantage.

Superiority complex

These con artists will feed you tones of information on topics you are not familiar with. The intention is to show how smart they are and how dumb you are. In the end, they will have exerted a form of influence over you, which is always their primary objective.

Creating fear and aggression

This is the weapon they use to get people’s attention and manipulate them eventually. Fear attracts negative energy, which is where they thrive best. They will also use your insecurities to mask their own. Though sad to say, deep down narcissists feel like the ugly duck. To cover this up and make themselves feel better, they will consistently bring up your insecurities during the conversations to make you feel inferior and bad about yourself.

An act of innocence

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Narcissists are the sly fox, and that is how they end up taking the blame off them whenever they mess up. They have perfected the art of pretense so much that it is almost impossible to notice when they are putting on a show and when they are sincere (which rarely happens).

Narcissists will also twist information with made up stories that portray them as the helpless ones. They are always shifting the blame for their actions onto others including you.

Exerting unnecessary pressure on you

The primary goal is to render you emotionally unstable so that you can’t make independent sound decisions. You will notice once they start trying to comfort you right after ticking you off; though this might seem elusive since the emotional charge is in play.

How to Deal with Narcissists

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You don’t have to be completely helpless against narcissists. Below are strategies to help you play their own game against them to prevent them from using you. The first step, however, is to identify these games narcissistic play first.

  1. Whenever they confront you with multiple questions, look them straight in the eyes. Eye contact makes them face the other direction. Only a sincere person can maintain a clear eye gaze.
  2. Change the conversation. Narcissists want to know a great deal of information about you. Don’t be too quick to give it to them. Slow them down by asking questions about themselves or changing the topic whenever they shift focus on you.
  3. Question more. Once they start showing off with figures and statistics, question the sources of their information. You will notice some skepticism, and gradually they draw away from you. This is one of the most effective ways to protect yourself from the games narcissists play. Don’t readily take in everything they present to you lest you fall victim to their scams.
  4. Have self-confidence. Narcissists prey on people who are less confident and have esteem issues. Work on your confidence so that when they come blowing their sense of self-importance, you can quickly shut them off.
  5. Loosen up a bit. If you get emotionally unstable quickly, try lighting up the mood. Whenever a narcissist tries to destabilize your emotions, go ahead and say something funny to shift the focus.
  6. Preserve your personal space. Don’t let just about anyone invade your personal space. If you have had enough of someone, it is prudent to tell them so or just distance yourself from them.
  7. Stay calm and decompress. You can do this either through meditation or just taking some time off. It is normal that there will always be people with more achievements than you have made. Do not let this get to you. Sit back and re-strategize on ways of living to your full potential without necessarily comparing yourself to others.
  8. Identify your insecurities. We all have a sense of insecurity one way or the other, and this is perfectly human. Know what your insecurities are and if you can’t fix them don’t let someone use them against you. This may be difficult, but once you get the hang of it, you become a stable, productive being.

The Bottom Line

Life comes with its challenges. The games narcissists play might overwhelm you, but you have to outsmart them. Eventually, its either you put them in their place, or you fall prey. To help these people, encourage them to attend psychological counseling. But as for you, stay safe from the games narcissists play.

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Gratitude Changes Everything: This Is How It Works!

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One of the most important Laws of the Universe is the law of Gratitude. Most people neglect it, and some are not even aware of its existence. But why is this law so important? And why do I say that gratitude changes everything? Simply because when it is violated, there is disharmony between your receiving and giving. Energy stops to circulate, begins to stagnate and eventually turns into a kind of “energy swamp”. And this “swamp” is the place where eventually begin to drown your dreams, well-being, health, success, and relationships. Your life begins to lose its brightness and gradually fades, turning into a routine.

In this article, I want to share with you why gratitude changes everything and how to practice it consciously.

What Does “Gratitude” Mean From the Energy Perspective?

In order for life to be bright and harmonious, constant circulation of energy is necessary. That is, the energy must be constantly in motion in order to bring into your life all the benefits that you need: romantic relationships, money, health, success and so on.

An “Energy swamp”, in turn, can only tighten inside all those goods, that you already have. But the problem is that by “sitting” in this “energy swamp” you’ll never be able to refresh your life with anything new. In other words, this “energy swamp” is keeping you away from your desired life and results.

The law of gratitude is an energy exchange that leads to the movement of energy in your life. When energy moves, it becomes as pure as a mountain river. This kind of energy flow always brings happiness, health, joy, love, and success in all endeavors.

How Can the Law of Gratitude Be Broken?

1. Sending negativity and dissatisfaction to the Universe

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Many people, being in a bad mood, start expressing their dissatisfaction with life. They accuse God, Universe, and the Higher Powers of all the imperfection of the World. Instead of being grateful for what they already have, they complain about their belief and fate.

There are so many things in the world that we should be grateful for: the blue sky above our heads, the air we breathe, the beauty of the flowers, the purring of the kitten… and you can go on forever! Each of us can make a list of what gives him pleasure, a sense of joy and happiness.

However, in the daily hustle and bustle, people often stop noticing these gifts. They simply stop appreciating what they have and begin to take all these gifts from the Universe for granted.

Instead of always rushing somewhere in the bustle of everyday life, stop for a moment, look around, and you will find that you have many reasons to be grateful. Write down everything you are grateful for, read aloud what you have written, and in doing so, you will set the energy of your life in motion.

2. Not appreciating all the good things that people do for us

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Very often we do not notice when other people do something for us. Or maybe we notice, but take it for granted. By doing so, we also violate the law of Gratitude.

Be as attentive as possible to what you get from other people, and always be ready to give something in return. When you give something back, you make the energy flow. When you take something for granted, you create an “energy swamp.”

Everyone determines for himself what he should give in return. It depends on how much you value the good you get from the other person. In any case, whatever you get, at least you need to say from the bottom of your heart: “Thank you!”.

I noticed that sometimes when people receive from me maybe not exactly what they expected they forget about gratitude. Instead of saying: “Thank you” they murmur: “why did you give me so little?” or “why don’t you give me exactly what I asked for?” and so forth. Karmically speaking, there is always a reason for everything. Even so-called “mistakes” or “unpleasant” experiences have a greater purpose. When we begin to understand this we are able to transform adversity into growth, thus giving ourselves another reason for gratitude.  So accept everything with gratitude. After all, by thanking a particular person, you are thanking the Universe itself. The Universe, in turn, by grasping the observance of the law of Gratitude, will give you more and more benefits through other people.

3. Receiving spiritual knowledge “for free”

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I noticed that many people believe that obtaining spiritual knowledge and initiations in any spiritual energy systems should be free, because the energies come from the Universe, and, accordingly, can not belong to anyone. In other words, according to these people’s point of view, spiritual knowledge should be shared free of charge. This worldview is a serious violation of the law of energy exchange – the law of Gratitude.

Turning to history, we will see that for centuries spiritual knowledge was not free and was not open to the masses. However, the fee was different. Instead of the money exchange, the service was used. In other words, students have always served their masters (or temples) for a certain amount of time before they even start their study. The students had to live with their masters for quite a long time in order to serve them and work in the Ashrams. This is how the law of exchange was obeyed back in the days.

Today this exchange is primarily done monetarily. The modern pace of life has led to the fact that modern man simply does not have time to serve the teacher. Instead, it is easier for him to Express his gratitude (in pursuance of the law of energy Exchange) with the help of money.

The desire of people to receive spiritual knowledge for free devalues this knowledge, which leads to a violation of the law of Gratitude. When we receive spiritual knowledge (which is essentially energy) in order to maintain a state of harmony, we must give something in return. The confusion around this law usually is around the idea that all spiritual knowledge should be free. In actuality, it is monetarily FREE to all who are willing to put in the time, energy and effort to discover these mysteries themselves through meditation and deep contemplation – self-discovery. It’s when you would like someone to teach, guide or assist you in transferring the knowledge they have gained at their own cost and no cost to you that this law becomes broken. In those cases when we do not do this, the Universe, observing the Law of energy Exchange, begins to fill this shortage itself, taking something from us in return, as an energy excess. The practice has confirmed that all those who received spiritual knowledge for free, in consequence, one way or another, paid for this knowledge through different kinds of “loss”.

4. Becoming a karmic debtor

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When you getting something for free, breaking the law of exchange, you become a karmic debtor of the person who gave you something for free. Karmic debt forms energy bindings between the receiver and the giver, by which the giver takes the energy of the receiver. In other words, after receiving something for free, without expressing your gratitude, a person necessarily loses something in life. Moreover, these deprivations may concern not only the material sphere.

Thus, the Law of Gratitude says:

“When we get something, we have to give something back.”

The most important aspect in the transformation of consciousness is the ability not only to take but also to give.

How Do I Determine If You Are Breaking the Law of Gratitude?

For understanding, if you obeying or breaking the Law of Gratitude simply answer the following questions:

  • Do you have money problems?
  • Do you have any health problems?
  • Do you have a romantic relationship that completely satisfies you?
  • Do you have any difficulties in relations with people close to you (family)?
  • Do you feel lonely?

If you answered “Yes” to at least one of these questions, there are definitely violations of the law of Gratitude in your life. The brightest indicator that we don’t always obey the law of gratitude is us not being completely satisfied with our lives.

The Deeper Understanding of Gratitude

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In order to come to the realization of gratitude, it is necessary to accept the following:

  1. There is a single intelligent Matter from which everything emerged.
  2. This Matter gives you everything you desire.
  3. In order to interact harmoniously with this Matter, it is necessary to connect yourself with it with a sense of deep and heartfelt gratitude.

Many people believe that they do everything “right” in life, but at the same time, they sincerely do not understand why they remain poor, sick, lonely, unhappy, unlucky, etc. But the answer is very simple – due to a lack of gratitude.

Only through the prism of gratitude, can you see the wholeness beyond duality. While there is no gratitude, a person is always in a state of “limited potential”. It always seems to him that resources are limited, he always lacks something, he is constantly dissatisfied with something.

Any discontent is a sign of life in duality. Just think about this – how the “whole” can be unsatisfied or unhappy? The wholeness is everything, so how can it be in need for something? Only the particles that feel disconnected can be unsatisfied and unhappy, simply because they have forgotten their true nature. And the true nature of any particle is integrity.

The duality of perception of reality always tells us that resources are limited, we need to take as much as possible – because then something may not be enough. In our world, people push bully and “TAKE”! But to think that some benefits may not be enough – means to live in the illusion of limited opportunities. The reality is that Infinity has no boundaries. It will give you anything you want, as long as you unclench your fists and hold your hands. Don’t be greedy! Any good is enough for everyone! Do not skimp on gratitude, compliments, kindness, love, and compassion. Become an Endless source for other people! And then you will enter into a beautiful resonance with Infinity!

Ungrateful Mind Attracts Trouble

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The meaning of gratitude is not only to bring you good in the future. Without gratitude, you will not be able to stay away from negativity for too long. Sooner or later there will come a time when you let your mind linger on discontent and you start to lose the ground under your feet. When you focus your attention on poverty, pity, mediocrity, pain, suffering, betrayal, etc. – your mind begins to form a negative reality. The Universe puts these images into the matter, which begins to take the form of poverty, pity, mediocrity, pain, suffering, betrayal, etc.

To allow your mind to linger on the negativity means you have agreed to the fact that the negativity has become your daily reality. Conversely, to fix your attention on the positivity means to agree to the fact that your reality has become positive and happy, and every moment of life becomes better than the previous one. The creative power within us brings us in line with the way we pay attention. We ourselves are made up of thinking matter, which always takes the form of what we think.

A grateful mind is always focused on the best. Thus, it takes the form and quality of all the best, and, accordingly, creates a happy reality. We attract what we express! And gratitude changes everything!

It Is  Easier to Thank Than to Ask

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Many people turn to God only when they need something. But the thing is, when we ask something from the Universe, we come from a state of need. When we replace the need with the abundance in our minds, we begin to shape an abundant life. Therefore, it is very useful to develop a habit of thanking instead of asking.

Next time you want to ask the Universe for something, instead thank the Universe as if you already have it. So you set in motion the realization of your intention to get what you want. And the effect of such an action will be much faster than when you ask for something based on a sense of need.

Conclusion

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The positive mind never asks, it thanks! This is how the Law of Attraction works. We should learn how to stop feeling the need for something, and start noticing what we already have. Gratitude changes everything! It is not difficult to see. As soon as you start expressing gratitude you will feel happier, your life will be easier, and your problems will be solved without any effort. It may seem difficult to believe but this is how it works. Just bring the magical attitude of gratitude into your life and be ready for miracles to happen!

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