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Universal Principles

1. Universal Intelligence's Perfection
I align all the frequencies of my consciousness with the perfectly operating principles of Intelligent Infinity, The All, God.

Intelligent Infinity is inherently perfect and expresses this perfection through Universal Laws which operate at all levels of phenomena, all dimensions of the created worlds.

As human beings, we are created and we function, according to Universal Law expressing itself perfectly in our lives. Not only is each of us perfect, everyone else is also. See/feel the perfection inherent in all things, in all people, and in all situations.

When we see everyone else as perfect, we allow ourselves to experience our own perfection. In this way, we function intuitively without conscious-mind distortion. People and situations respond to us exactly as we see them.

2. Relationship with Source
Seeing and feeling God as unconditionally loving and supportive is the way I experience life: as a totally joyful experience.

I discard feelings of distrust, resentment, doubt, or anger towards God or Universal Intelligence, and my life works perfectly; I realize my ideal.

3. We Start from Completion
I effortlessly and joyfully experience the perfection inherent in Universal Design. The Eternal Now unfolds in my awareness.

Everything in the Universe is already perfect, including ourselves. We don't ever have to do anything to make the Universe or anything in it more perfect.

Whenever we believe we must do anything, it is a signal to remind ourselves of this principle. It is wise to sit down in a quiet place and rest until the perceived need to do anything passes. Anything done out of a sense of need or obligation is inappropriate. Every activity inspired by joyfulness is appropriate.

4. Only the Present Exists
The present is the only time there is. All created forms exist within the Eternal Now.

The past no longer exists. Any time spent thinking about the past keeps us out of the only time there is - the present. As we focus totally in the present, we notice that our intuition (our connection with Intelligent Infinity) guides us perfectly in our interaction with everyone and everything.

5. Oneness
I am one within myself. I am in harmony with spirit. I feel my kinship to all people and all forms of consciousness comprising the body of God. The breath of God breathes through us all as a single organism.

As we release the perception of separateness and difference, we feel the peacefulness, harmony and joyfulness that come from sensing our connectedness with everything in the Universe. We are one.

6. Align with the Universe
I open to the Universal flow of energy moving freely through my body. Alignment with my purpose keeps me aligned with the Universe.

Efforting is a consequence of resisting the Universal flow of energy: it is a clear signal that you are out of alignment.

7. Cause and Effect
I acknowledge the circumstances of my life and know that I am responsible for them. Without judging myself or anyone, I take total responsibility for their creation. I now open myself to have everything according to my ideal.

There are no accidents in the Universe. We always receive what we want. Since many of our wants are subconscious, the only foolproof way to know what we want is to see what we have. Once we are willing to take total responsibility for everything we have and believe that we caused it, we then open to ourselves the incredible opportunity to have everything exactly as we like it.

8. Do What You Love to Do and the Universe Will support You
For my life's work, I will to do that which I love to do. The Universe supports me in all ways for doing what I love to do.

Do what you love to do.

Selecting a career, for example, because it seems like a safe, easy or quick way to make money insures a life that won't work well. When we are off purpose, the Universe draws our attention to it by making things uncomfortable for us. When we are doing what we love to do, the Universe shows it's support in many ways: we feel more alive, things flow smoothly, we attract people and circumstances that support us.

9. Giving and Receiving
I give and receive freely, and through this I feel the abundance of the Universe. In giving to others, I give to myself.

We can only give to ourself. The giver, having given, is now open to receive and the recipient is in a position to give. It is a continuous experience. Giving leads to receiving, which leads to giving. When we believe in shortage, we hold onto what we have; that holding retards the flow to us, and creates an energy blockage which we experience as discomfort.

It is fun to give and receive freely and generously, as we master this principle, we learn that the real challenge is not dealing with shortage, but expanding our willingness to give and receive more generously.

10. Support
I give support and receive support according to the Universal Laws which interrelate all things in our Universe.

The world we live in is designed as a mutual support system. Use it that way. Locate people who will support you and receive your support in mastering the principles involved in having your life work perfectly.

11. Trust
I trust in the Universe's total support of me at all times.

The most important and effective belief you can acquire, to help you master these principles quickly, is trust in the Universe's total support of you at all times.

12. Understanding Body (Physical) Signals
I respect and understand the spontaneous communications of my body. I comprehend the meanings conveyed from my Higher-Mind to my rational-mind via my automatic body signals.

Listen to your body: it is a finely tuned instrument that tells you at all times just how aligned you are with your purpose and the Universe. When you notice discomfort in you body, look for the way you are withholding love and express it. Learn to read your body consistently, for it reveals the state of your consciousness.

13. Align with Highest Thought and Feeling
I align with my highest good. Effortlessly, I open to my highest thoughts and feelings.

Always go for the Highest Thought and Feeling. Since we can have whatever we want, why not go for the ideal? The Universe loves it when we focus on the ideal, and as a reward, the Universe provides us with universal energy to achieve those highest thoughts and feelings effortlessly. The more we support the Universe - by going for the highest good - the more the Universe will support us.

14. Free Will
The will of my Higher-Self merges with and guides the will of my rational-mind. I free myself and all others to unconditionally express according to our inherent perfection.

When deciding what we want, it is important not to interfere with what other people want. We can only choose for ourselves, not for others. The principle involved is an important one - free will. The Universe accords everyone the choice to live life as each wishes. It is not for anyone to make that decision for another person.

15. Non-Judgment
I recognize the limitations of the rational-mind to comprehend all. I allow myself to truly understand through feeling, intuition, and compassion; and I hold no judgments of myself or others. Through forgiveness, I release all energies of judgment.

It is not helpful to judge anything or anyone, including ourselves. Whenever we judge, we lock the energy around the experience, and it stays that way until we release the judgment. We learn to release judgment by forgiving everyone for everything. This allows us to forgive ourselves. It is then that we feel inner peace.

16. Define the Ideal
I acknowledge and release views of reality that are less than ideal. Only ideals of perfection guide my feelings and thoughts in creating the events of my life.

To the extent we are not satisfied with the things we have, we must define what we prefer. Changes in our lives result from changing our beliefs. Shape your life according to your beliefs as they exist now. By defining your ideal on a regular basis, you change your beliefs, and this brings about changes in your life experience.

We can have our life any way we like it, and we must conceive of it in ideal terms before we shall experience it that way. When we feel and see everything working perfectly, it does.

17. What We Focus on Expands
I see with the light of my inner wisdom: and I perceive only light in outer circumstances. In all situations, regardless of appearances, I see only light.

Our perceived need to deal with our problems only attracts more of them to us. The trick is to release the need to see problems and see only solutions. Every perceived problem indicates an unwillingness to see the perfection behind the illusion. We can discipline ourselves to see and feel only abundance, perfection, and peacefulness in every situation.

18. The Universe Handles the Details
Through my faculty of intuitive knowing, I allow Infinite Intelligence to select the details and variables of my life. Without efforting, I open to, and focus on, the present. I do what I love. The Universe specializes in the details of my life.

Our training in struggle and absorbing discomfort on the path to success encourages us to plan our lives in advance. Unfortunately, planning tends to keep us out of the present (the only time that ever exists) and forces us to select only from variables of which we have conscious knowledge. However, there are many variables that, if known, we would eagerly select in place of the ones we have chosen. There is a simple way to locate them. It is through the use of our intuition - our clear connection to Infinite Intelligence.

19. Awareness of Purpose
Awareness of my purpose for being on the planet at this time now manifests to my conscious mind.

Positive thinking is fine, but it must be focused. We create this focus by defining our purpose. Purpose is an answer to the question, "why am I on the planet at this time?" When we align all of our thought with that purpose, life looks different. We notice that everything has meaning and supports us.

20. Releasing the Past, Living in the Present
I now let go of all negative or distorted thoughts and memories. The past no longer exists. I trust the Universe to support me at all times.

It is not necessary for us to process out our negative thoughts; we only have to let go of them. Forgiveness is the means. Letting go means believing that the past no longer exists and cannot be revived. It also means believing that neither you nor anyone else has done anything wrong.

Letting go is a feeling in the body. It means that we trust the Universe to support us at all times. We believe that we don't have to hold on to anything to achieve a sense of security.

21. Means and Ends Are Identical
I align my motives and my means with the highest perception of my heart, my Higher-Mind. I acknowledge my clear intention to harmonize means with ends.

Whatever means we select to achieve a result determines the results. Expressing anger makes us angrier: expressing peacefulness allows us to experience our inner peace and joyfulness.

22. Abundance
I release that which resists the manifestation of abundance in all aspects of my life. I express gratitude for that which I have. I am open to receive.

Keep acknowledging all that you have. Express gratitude for it. The more you focus on the things in life that are working perfectly - joys, health, harmonies in relationships, etc., the more they will increase. Direct your force to the areas of abundance in your life. Practice feeling abundance. Abundance is truly all around us; it fails to flow in our lives only when we resist it.

Allow yourself to give and receive abundantly. True abundance is in infinite supply. The more we give and receive love, the more we open ourselves to receive and give those things which represent love.

23. Feeling
I acknowledge the wisdom of the heart-energy; the intelligence of feeling. I welcome and I honor my own Higher-Mind faculty of knowing-through-feeling.

Once we have embarked upon the path of releasing beliefs that limit us in any way, we reach a point where we focus on experiencing life at the heart, or feeling level, in place of experiencing it at the intellectual, or head level. As we progress, we notice that we need only live life at the feeling or heart level.

24. Only Joy Is Real
I recognize and release the joy within myself. Love-energy expresses through me to all people and all things. Any obstacles to my joy are dissolved. I experience joy by being joyful.

The only real feeling we ever have is joy. Any part of our lives which we experience as less than joyful is an illusion. The energy of Universal Intelligence is not available to support non-joyful, non-loving illusions. Such illusions are sustained by our own will of mind and will of emotions. That is why dealing with illusions is so tiring.

Focus your attention on the quality of life you desire. Quality of life is the feeling that is the setting for the events and the people that pass through our lives. Most of us have buried the joy beneath layers and layers of illusory feelings. It is necessary to keep peeling the layers of illusions away until the joy is uncovered and allowed to fill our being.

The only obstacle to releasing joy is the unwillingness to feel love for someone or something.

by V.R. Beasley/A.M. Patent

Your Healing Hands

Our hands always let us know how we feel in our heart. If we love someone, the chances are that we'll want to touch them. Pet owners reinforce the bond with their furry friends by stroking them. Yet the urge to use our hands to hurt someone or something is a sure indicator that we've lost contact with love and affection.

Through healing, the energetic link between the hands and the heart is revealed, and although distant healing begins with thought and intention, your hands will also tell you when you're working this way.

As you practice, your hands will lead you to where healing energy is needed, because they have a subtle sensing apparatus that is sensitive to energy flow and imbalance.

This sensing mechanism is activated and guided by the power of intuition, a faculty of your higher self. If you practice allowing the sensitivity of your hands to work in tandem with your intuition, your hands will prove to be a guide and helper you can trust.

Your hands have a direct link with the heart energy center in the middle of your chest. Activating the subtle sensing of your palms helps prepare the hands for distant healing or any therapeutic work.

~Jack Angelo

Chakra Zen Incantations

The Thinking and Breathing incantations in Eric Maisel's book entitled Ten Zen Seconds: Twelve incantations for Purpose, Power and Calm are as simple as counting from one to two.

Here's how it works - First take in a deep breath. Second release a cleansing breath out. The thought is a phrase that is to be spoken outloud. The words are to broken down into two parts so that it has a rythmic tone to it....

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TEN ZEN SECONDS interview with Eric Maisel

What is Ten Zen Seconds all about?

Eric: It’s actually a very simple but powerful technique for reducing your stress, getting yourself centered, and reminding yourself about how you want to live your life. It can even serve as a complete cognitive, emotional, and existential self-help program built on the single idea of “dropping a useful thought into a deep breath.”

You use a deep breath, five seconds on the inhale and five seconds on the exhale, as a container for important thoughts that aim you in the right direction in life—I describe twelve of these thoughts in the book—and you begin to employ this breathing-and-thinking technique that I call incanting as the primary way to keep yourself on track.

Where did this idea come from?

Eric: It comes from two primary sources, cognitive and positive psychology from the West and breath awareness and mindfulness techniques from the East. I’d been working with creative and performing artists for more than twenty years as a therapist and creativity coach and wanted to find a quick, simple technique that would help them deal with the challenges they regularly face—resistance to creating, performance anxiety, negative self-talk about a lack of talent or a lack of connections, stress over a boring day job or competing in the art marketplace, and so on.

Because I have a background in both Western and Eastern ideas, it began to dawn on me that deep breathing, which is one of the best ways to reduce stress and alter thinking, could be used as a cognitive tool if I found just the right phrases to accompany the deep breathing. This started me on a hunt for the most effective phrases that I could find and eventually I landed on twelve of them that I called incantations, each of which serves a different and important purpose.

What sort of hunt did you go on?

Eric: First, I tried to figure out what are the most important tasks that we face as human beings, then I came up with what I hoped were resonant phrases, each of which needed to fit well into a deep breath, then, most importantly—which moved this from the theoretical to the empirical—I tested the phrases out on hundreds of folks who agreed to use them and report back on their experiences. That was great fun and eye-opening!

People used these phrases to center themselves before a dental appointment or surgery, to get ready to have a difficult conversation with a teenage child, to bring joy back to their performing career, to carve out time for creative work in an over-busy day—in hundreds of ways that I couldn’t have anticipated. I think that’s what makes the book rich and special: that, as useful as the method and the incantations are, hearing from real people about how they’ve used them “seals the deal.” I’m not much of a fan of self-help books that come entirely from the author’s head; this one has been tested in the crucible of reality.

Which phrases did you settle on?

Eric: The following twelve. I think that folks will intuitively get the point of each one (though some of the incantations, like “I expect nothing,” tend to need a little explaining). Naturally each incantation is explained in detail in the book and there are lots of personal reports, so readers get a good sense of how different people interpret and make use of the incantations.

Here are the twelve (the parentheses show how the phrase gets “divided up” between the inhale and the exhale:
(I am completely) ... (stopping)
(I expect) ... (nothing)
(I am) ... (doing my work)
(I trust) ... (my resources)
(I feel) ... (supported)
(I embrace) ... (this moment)
(I am free) ... (of the past)
(I make) ... (my meaning)
(I am open) ... (to joy)
(I am equal) ... (to this challenge)
(I am) ... (taking action)
(I return) ... (with strength)
A small note: the third incantation functions differently from the other eleven, in that you name something specific each time you use it, for example “I am writing my novel” or “I am paying the bills.” This helps you bring mindful awareness to each of your activities throughout the day.

Can you use the incantations and this method for any special purposes?

Eric: As I mentioned, folks are coming up with all kinds of special uses. One that I especially like is the idea of “book-ending” a period of work, say your morning writing stint or painting stint, by using “I am completely stopping” to ready yourself, center yourself, and stop your mind chatter, and then using “I return with strength” when you’re done so that you return to “the rest of life” with energy and power. Usually we aren’t this mindful in demarcating our activities—and life feels very different when we do.

Is there a way to experience this process in “real time.”

Eric: By trying it out! But my web master Ron Wheatley has also designed a slide show at the Ten Zen Seconds site that you can use to learn and experience the incantations. The slides that name the twelve incantations are beautiful images provided by the painter Ruth Yasharpour and each slide stays in place for ten seconds. So you can attune your breathing to the slide and really practice the method.

How can people learn more about Ten Zen Seconds?

Eric: The book is the best resource. You can get it at Amazon. Here's the link: Ten Zen Seconds

Or you can ask for it at your local bookstore. The Ten Zen Seconds website is also an excellent resource: in addition to the slide show that I mentioned, there is a bulletin board where folks can chat, audio interviews that I’ve done discussing the Ten Zen Second techniques, and more. It’s also quite a gorgeous site, so you may want to visit it just for the aesthetic experience! I would also recommend that folks check out my main site,, especially if they’re interested in creativity coaching or the artist’s life.

What else are you up to?

Eric: Plenty! I have a new book out called Creativity for Life, which is roughly my fifteenth book in the creativity field and which people seem to like a lot. I also have a third new book out, in addition to Ten Zen Seconds and Creativity for Life, called Everyday You, which is a beautiful coffee table book about maintaining daily mindfulness. I’m working on two books for 2008, one called A Writer's Space and a second called Creative Recovery, about using your innate creativity to help in recovering from addiction.

And I’m keep up with the many other things I do: my monthly column for Art Calendar Magazine, my regular segment for Art of the Song Creativity Radio, the trainings that I offer in creativity coaching, and my work with individual clients. I am happily busy! But my main focus for the year is on getting the word out about Ten Zen Seconds, because I really believe that it’s something special. So I thank you for having me here today!
For information on Eric Maisel's books and services please visit his website. For information on Ten Zen Seconds, the next step in mindfulness practice, please visit

Chakra Balancing Meditation

Visualize a little red ball of light spinning at the base of your spine. This is the root chakra. Mentally note any color that it is and the direction it is spinning if possible. Begin to mentally change the hue of the ball to a brilliant, clear, ruby red.

Encourage the chakra to spin in a clockwise direction if it is not already doing so. Once the root chakra is spinning in the proper direction with the correct hue, expand it until your whole body is surrounded by this brilliant red light. Diminish the red sphere until it has returned to the little red ball of light at the base of your spine.

Slowly turn your attention upward to the orange ball of light slightly above the root chakra......

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Three Steps to Balancing the Chakras

There are three steps to a successful chakra balancing meditation or technique:

First, you must clear each chakra of negative energy. Negativity is represented by a dirty, murky looking chakra. You must change the color of the chakra to the most brilliant shade you can imagine. Sprinkles of white can be mixed into any chakra to lighten the color to the shade you need.

Second, you must balance them. Similar to the tires on a car, chakras must be balanced to ensure proper alignment and direction. Each chakra should be rotating in a clockwise direction. This may mean that you stop a chakra from spinning and encourage it to reverse its direction.

Third, you must charge them by infusing them with energy. This is done by making the chakras larger or smaller so that each chakra is the same size. The meditation and slide show presented here will help you with these steps.

Source: Mandala Madness

Are Your Chakras Balanced?

At Chakra I found a short questionnaire to help you learn more about your energy centers. Most questions have two parts. Be honest with your answers.

Their questionnaire is designed to help you to understand more about yourself. So don’t rush through the questions but rather try to reflect on each question before answering. And make sure you can honestly answer each question to be true at least 90% of the time.

You can use your results to see what energy centers are strongest in as well as which ones you need to work on.

The Crown Chakra

The Crown Chakra is located near the inside of the top of the head or slightly above your head and corresponds to the connection of Divine energy. It is the highest energy vibration. It is affected by prayer, meditation, and one's feelings toward the Diety. Any extra external energy you need for cleansing purposes come through this chakra....

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The Third Eye Chakra

The Third Eye Chakra is the basis for all clairvoyant works. It is a purple or deep indigo blue which emanates from the center of the forehead. It is affected by your beliefs about spirits and your feelings about the past, present, and future of your life....

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The Throat Chakra

The Throat Chakra is located behind the Adam's apple(mid-throat region) It is associated with the color blue. It is affected by your forms of communication, truth, and being able to ask when your needs are not met....

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The Heart Chakra

The Heart Chakra is centered along the spine behind the heart region and is a deep emerald green in color. It is responsive to your feelings of love and completeness as a person. It affects the circulatory system of the physical body....

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The Solar Plexus Chakra

The Solar Plexus (or third) chakra is centered along the spine behind the stomach region. It is the chakra responsible for receiving messages through clairsentience and is affected by power, control, and irrational fear. It corresponds to the digestive system of the physical body (stomach, intestines, etc) and is the color yellow....

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The Sacral Chakra

The Sacral Chakra is located along the spine behind the naval region. It is associated with the color orange, is directly affected by physical concerns, and is connected with the reproductive organs. It is the second lowest energy vibration, correlating to the emotional plan of existence....

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The Root Chakra

The Root Chakra is located at the base of the spine and is associated with the color red. It is the lowest energy vibration, correlating to the physical plane of existence. It is effected by concerns of basic survival and sustenance (home, food, career). It is connected to the urinary tract organs....

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The Chakras

Chakras are concentrated points of energy. There are many chakras all over the body, but most healing systems focus on the seven major chakras that are placed at intervals in a line roughly corresponding to the spinal column.

Some cultures picture the chakra as a spinning wheel or sun, others as a flower, a lotus or rose, its petals unfolding as the chakra is activated. Each chakra has its own color and function as laid out below:
  1. Root of the Spine - Red - Vitality, sex drive, personal attraction, power.
  2. Spleen - Orange - Will power, intelligence, logic.
  3. Solar Plexus - Yellow - The most important chakra. Helps control and direct energy effectively.
  4. Heart - Green - Love, growth, wealth, generosity, nature.
  5. Throat - Electric blue - Psychic change and control, creativity, healing.
  6. Brow - Indigo - Telepathy, mediumship, psychic communication, intuition.
  7. Crown of the Head - Violet - Spiritual lessons, psychic power, complete understanding fulfilment.
Lots of cool information about chakaras can also be found at:
Wellsphere: What are Chakras?

Using The Antahkarana Symbols

The Antahkarana is a special symbol that has its own consciousness. It does not need an attunement for it to work. It is the image of the printed symbol that creates the effect. It works directly with your aura and chakras and varies its healing effect depending on what you need at the time of use. Since it is directed by the Higher Self, it always has a beneficial effect and can never be misused or used to cause harm. The symbols can be placed under a massage table, or under the bottom of a chair or you could sit on them. They can also be placed on the wall or they can be held against your body with the print facing the area that needs healing....

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Uses For Each Antahkarana Symbol

There are several variations of the Antahkarana symbol, here is a brief explanation of each one:

The large single symbol is more female and creates its healing in a gentle way healing the female energies of both men and women....

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The Tibetan Antahkarana Practice

The Tibetan meditation practice that used the Antahkarana took place in a room lit with candles. In the middle of the room was a large earthenware vessel shaped in an oval which symbolized the cosmic egg of the universe. The vessel was filled with several inches of water and in the middle was a stool. On the seat of the stool, inlaid in silver was the Antahkarana Symbol. One wall was covered with copper that was polished to a mirror finish. Tapestries which displayed Reiki symbols were hung on the opposite wall....

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Antahkarana - Ancient Symbol of Healing

Alice Bailey and several other authors of Tibetan philosophy have some knowledge of the Antahkarana which you can find in a number of books. They describe the Antahkarana as a part of spiritual anatomy. It is the connection between the physical brain and the Higher Self. It is this connection that must heal and develop if we are to grow spiritually. The Antahkarana symbol depicted and described here represents this connection and activates it whenever you are in its presence....

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