Jose Silva, the tools to make a better life for themselves. heres the method that will put your intelligence to the test.

the human mind is a magnificent organ of intelligence. Due to our limited expectations of the mind, we aren’t aware what we can do with the mind. An inner consciousness or the kingdom within. You raise your IQ , problem solving ability, intuition and creativity. Following instructions for programming. The mind is a computer, it needs to be programmed with imagery and mental abilities to be trained.

Simple Mental Exercises and Step by Step instructions – keep your eyes closed when able to sit comfortably.

Inner genius- 4 day Method Silva Training.

Silva Method, you will learn to get away from the quantitative left handed side of the brain.

The secrets of how the greatest geniuses have used there powers to create everything they set out to achieve.

Jose Silva- Mind Control, went on to become an inventor, an the knowledge of the human brain.

Psychology in Worldwar 2- parapsychology, psychology and intuition.

Research of the hidden workings of the mind, powers of the subconscious on the alpha level.

He wanted to help his children do their school work, the secret was all about relaxation, physical and mental.

an unexpected breakthrough, as part of helping his children he would read them lessons, such as a hypnotic trance. the day of the breakthrough, isabelle his daughter, was able to memorize the words before he intended to read it.

Jose was stunned, his daughter was reading his mind, this was happening in his own living room. Could his daughters mind act as a receiver of his thoughts.

The answer to these questions proved to be a resounding yes. The Silva Method is now continuing benefits for humanity.

He believed he had trained his daughter and 39 others into clairvoyants. Super minds, what had begun as a simple desire was a full fledge effort to change and alter the human mind.

Remember- this is a program about making things happen, the Silva Method is all about faith.

The faith has 3 components, desire, belief and expectancy.- feelings and they are subjective not objects in the physical world, they are most certainly real and are most potent forces. desire is the reason everything that man has created throughout human history.

As you master the method , you will slow down the alpha level from 7-14 hz per second on the alpha level while controlling your mind now both the right and left hemisphere will be able to think. Able to achieve your lives goals.

The Silva Method in action- coincidence is when higher intelligence is lending a hand to a picture but chooses not to sign it.

Alpha level- programmed due to desire, expectation and belief- you get exactly what you want.

Left brained can be deceived, right brain is uncanny.

Your first performance- to receive you need to follow the instructions as your hear them.

Silva mind control is accumulative.

Our standard way of alpha dimension brain frequency is associations of numbers with 6-concious 5- eyelid fatigue 4- eyes closed 3- physical relaxation 2- mental relaxation 1- alpha plane level for every purpose you desire. 85 percent of closing your eyes , and sitting quietly is learning to focus at alpha.

Sit comfortable in a chair close your eyes and breathe backwards from 10-1 Deeper healthier level of mind, feel how relaxed your eyelids are. allow this feeling of relaxation to flow through your body all the way down to your toes. Feeling better then before, as your training proceeds you will learn to train alpha levels , your body heals itself at the alpha level at this brain function. Approving your physical wellbeing, you will also be able to solve problems and achieve your goals.

Voluntarily 7-14 hz per second- the brain itself is compact to a computer 3 pounds of matter that make up the brain which is 30 pounds of neurons. inside your head is a computer with 30n billion circuits. Since every atom is 100 trillion trillion is your total brain power. Each atom is a bb gun pellet, with 100 trillion trillion, yes you would have enough to fill up 20 million years before you ran out of bbs. The problem is that only some people use half of there brain power.

Visual a setting where you have felt conditioning and happy – to increase affirmations and increase your emotional state. Geniuses more of their minds, in a special matter. A genius is someone who uses the right and left side of the brain and that is alpha level affirmations in a powerful way. Visualize.

Outer conciseness- positive statements to yourself and others, negative orientations- the effect on your will be correspondingly negative.

Mental house cleaning- very few people need help in negative self programming, its obviously something people do well on there own, negative words and negative pictures. prolonged pictures and images begin to function as mental programs. You can replace negative patterns with positive self programming. By quickly saying cancel, cancel. Replace with a more positive affirmation getting the same idea across. Another important point, always use the phrase, better and better. Before long, it becomes part of you like a verbal compass, keeping you further towards how you want to go.

Negative thoughts and attitudes and behaviors you want to change- I want to change my job situation, my income, I want to be calmer with my bf and my family. I want to be able to meditate on a daily basis.

Positive list- New Job, New Me, Meditating and Writing, Fashion clothing company

Adept at reaching your alpha level- beneficial to attain a state of deep relaxation – with a special kind of awareness. Individually and progressively on the muscle groups. turn full awareness to that area, sensation by blood circulation, relaxing yourself corresponding yourself on your brain frequency. Some people might reach this at only a few sessions. Benefits that you want. You will begin to hear a special designed pulsation sound. Make it part of the experience. Do not ignore any distractions, if you feel uncomfortable do so, and when ready to resume do so.

Anytime you function at these levels of the mind, you will benefit physically and mentally, you may use these levels of the mind to help any human being who needs help physically and mentally. Constructive, creative, manner that is clean and positive, and that is so. No ill effects in your ears, vision, hearing improve every time you function at these levels of the mind. Wide awake and in perfect health, feeling better then before.

Side three of the Silva Method- on this side, techniques can acquire a full proof memory, and genius mentality. The meaning of intelligence changes with the context of what some consider to have a mental activity, common sense or good judgement. Its a fixed characteristic , you either have it or you don’t. Well, with a little lee way, you can change it. The whole belief system is opposed by IQ scores, your brain has an intellectual capacity, a small fraction of it, you can begin to use much more of your brain power. According to Jose Silva a genius is someone who uses more of his or her mind. Infinitely intelligent, memory – needs to be used with imagination.

Keeping things in your head.


Arrow Ants
Bulbs Buffalo
Cross Cats
Drain Dogs
Engineer Eins
Fixed screw Fox
Gorge Groundhog
Hammer Hog
Jerk hammer

T- Tea Clock with a glass of tea, sitting on a chair looking at a clock
N- Noah, noahs arc, object is a hammer vividly associating him with his heard
M-May, calendar, carton of milk drinking it while looking at the calendar
R- ray of sunshine- object a bicycle riding into the sunlight
L-Law a police man- a object is a police man eating a loaf of bread
Jaw- Jaw a shark, the object is a pair of shoes , the shark eating the shoes
K-key a large gold key, object is a frying pan with the keys inside of it accidentally
P-Price tag of 8 million dollars, a hair brush, next to the price tag
B-Bay, land and water- object a table lamp, outside next to the water
Ten Toes- object is a banana being eaten while looking at the ten toes

Beneficial effects of these levels of the mind, physically and mentally. To help any human being who needs help physically and mentally. You will always use these levels of the mind in a constructive creative mindset , that is positive and that is so. Revitalizing, relaxing, ready sleep. in perfect health, feeling better than ever before.

loaf of bread
frying pan
hair brush
table lamp

You now know that you at a relaxed level of the mind is what you create, you come home from a busy work day , take a deep breathe and mentally appreciate how good it is to be home, what do you picture while being relaxed. What are you creating when you worry? Your reinforcing your troubles. Prolonging your difficulties. You will now start thinking about solutions and not about problems any longer. You are programmed to think the way you think. Psychologists say that breaking habits are difficult. Solution oriented thinking is easy, opportunities transformed into a solution. Silver Method Tool- the mirror of the mind, the alpha level.

Owner and Founder At The Goddess Bibles

A Memoir By Laura Zukerman

Becoming Your Inner Goddess

Goddess of Love, Light & Serenity

GURUDEV SRI SRI and his philosophical views

Spiritual  transcends all apparent identities. Gurudev Sri Sri- energy that we would like to create in this room. the energy that we experience in the next hour or so. reverence- a combination of respect and love for being in this room. magic- do not discuss things that we have already been discussing in the conference. the unknown factor- questions about the unknown. difficult questions. 

wonder- expand the minds of people to think beyond we have been trained to think about life and the world. What is in the great beyond. Set an intention- with reverence, magic and wonder. 

What is enlightenment?- When a blind person asks what is light or a deaf person asks what is song, how could you describe that. Gift of reaching enlightenment – was it a journey you sought to go on. I didn’t seek for anything. 

What were you like as a baby? I still feel like i am a baby. the nature of mind , observing 10 compliments and 1 insult, what does it hang on to. more often on the negative side then the positive side. as a child, you lived in the present moment, tears on your cheek and your smile. It takes some time as an adult to smile again. 

The mind is in the present moment, depth is unfathomable. Or consciousness is so lost and so deep it is the home of all knowledge. You are a bubbling foundation of compassion. A source of love, when we forget this we think we are not enlightened. It is being overshadowed by desires and obsessions, likes and dislikes. If you can open that curtain and look beyond it, you will see that there is one universe of energy, force of energy that is love. In the beginning it is love. 

Why do you have to feel love? Why should you feel good all of the time. Our things is we are obsessed with all of the time being happy, sexist, drop all of this act and solidify yourself to find yourself so free. 

A decade with Sri Sri- Display a sense of love and compassion- how can all of us remember to do that. That is something that you can not force on anyone. If you do that, you need to walk on yourself clarity in mind, purity in heart. when you have very little needs you have clarity. When you don’t need anything for yourself, your feelings are positive and they are already there. The fact that the light is lit, opens up a interesting idea- dispatching – the idea of surrender- not striving but surrendering into the unknown. 

Everyday when you hit the pillow in the night, you let go, let the sleep take over. You are breathing and how long can you hold that. passion is breathing in, dispassion is breathing out. We have to let go. Dispassion will turn into depression. Or aggression, are societies is aggressive and you see it everywhere mindless violence, on the other side its depression. Students 40 percent of them are depressed. Not knowing how to let go. Its in inherent quality in human life to let go. If you heard something, see something and if you don’t let go. You cause drama on yourself. In some sense it is traumatized , you will never feel compassion, love, passion, dispassion, putting a cinder block to your emotions. seeing life from a bigger context. At the end of the day the curtain will fall and the show will be finished. 

Midlife crisis- is the intermission- All of the thrill is only later on. Look you are going to see what type of movie your life is determined upon with how you act when you break down. Service and work you do in the world- what is the passion when wanting to fix the world, how do we create that intricate balance. at the same time your life , your energy, is limited. Friendliness and compassion towards everyone. Inside every perpetuator is a victim waiting to be loved. Especially when others can be wrong to us. You see someone as a culprit, don’t go by their words and actions but by there state and there minds. Why would someone commit a crime if there is no anger or hatred in side of that person. Psychologists go deep into the psyche- they don’t know exactly what they are talking about.. the point is the root cause is being hurt, suffering and they need some treatment. 

Romance- don’t expect rose days, my ways and highways can never happen in a marriage. if you take your time to be upset, don’t be upset at the same time. Two people who want to make a relationship work and be in a beautiful state- an analogy of to lines that are moving parallel they will go straight, however if they don’t work they will cross each other. Having a common goal, focus on just that one day it will be great, the next day, it could be miserable and bitter. Accomplishment will be better and sustained. in the earlier century, the children were the goal, so both parents worked to make the family work and stay intact. They loved each other very much, the focus is misplaced. its too self centered on each of them and one of them thinks what is it that i can get out of this. 

The Unknown- the deeper into the unknown- observing some young children who had mystical abilities, read things and duplicate it using intuition, what is going on there – its easy, kids can do it easier then adults. Why are they able to , the mind is clogged with cravings and emotions- open ended mindedness can not see things freshly and intuitively like children. Its the spirt of the energy in us that could show us many other dimensions. Conscious and institutions are going on, its a scene- powerful brain capacities – dreams, intuition , all the senses, even while sleeping. In dream – you are doing everything, because the consciousness is what experiences everything in waking dreaming and sleeping. It is the 4th dimension which is unknown. Meditation is the rate to access to that. 

A young girl had Telekinis-  when a women is able to move objects with our mind, wonder- certain things we need to wonder about and they do not have answers. The world has many wonders and we fail to recognize and enjoy them. we get stuck trying to learn through our intellect. Sometimes these incidents shock us, and take us beyond the rational mind. Your logic is limited, because your knowledge is limited. Nobody can clam to have all of the knowledge in the universe. Logic is connected to what you already know. What you know you try to move into the unknown, it is not always possible with logic, logic is in the circle of knowing. 

Your thoughts create your reality- surrender- what is the balance there, how much should we be focused on the outcome we want. how do we unify the two. Transcends nationality, gender, spirituality all identifies. Spirituality 40 years back was a taboo so was meditation. They used to be considered not normal if doing yoga or meditation. Different parts of the world, vegetarian was mocked at. The world is changing, 2 billion people around the globe practice yoga, meditate and our paradigm are changes. Our understanding of ourselves are changing, the coming generation- will take this meditation like fish to water. Under the tongue came out mindfulness. Mindfulness is just the driving force, to meditation. There is so much more beyond mindfulness. Practicing it too much, you lose the ability to relax and be with the unknown. That is also not good. Spirituality is attentive in the sense that when it is authenticated by thousands of year old documents or scriptures about it. Is it a real experience? Authentic meditation technique- base routed in scripture. 

How do you define meditation- Your thoughts focused on what you want to surrender- surrender is used and misused too many times. It gives the wrong connotation. Who are you surrendering too? Why bother to surrender when it is an act. Just wake up and see that there is nothing to be fearful of surrounding to. The path of knowledge is that you need to realize nothing is yours, nothing materialistic, not even this body. Emotional people negativity causes anger, anxiety, emotional intrigue. The simple people who can not see that you are nothing, when you are aware you are nothing you are surrendered. Letting go, it is to feel mother is at home. Relaxing and confidence as per plan, the word is surrender but in reality to let go and let life take its course is the ability to qualify you as who you are. Only the negative things you can not manage yourself will be asked to be surrendered. anger, anxiety, sadness. If you can not let go, then it is a problem. Nothing negative can come from something positive. These weaknesses- something and someone to take care of me I’m going to let go of this. 

Meditation is the experience where the conditions are 3 important conditions- golden principles. 

10 minutes , nothing.  Not even a glass of water. Then, 10 more minutes, doing noting, if the mind drifts, let it drift. I am nothing is the third. You have to let go for all the labels you put on yourself- letting go of the ego. 

These three basic principles let your mind free from engaging. Source then becomes no mind, whatever you feel it is okay. I am nothing, I want nothing, I do nothing. 

Ultimate Game Plan- Humanity as a Species? Ideal vision- bigger intelligence which is managing the whole world. It knows when to bring, how to do, and when to do. Role to play now, everyone has a role to play, god is taking care of everything. Same intelligence is telling us to continue to do these things. Listening to our own inner voice. Clouds- God, is inside of us. Intelligence, we are floating in an ocean of intelligence, when we become quiet we have more access to it. Spontaneous, when the values are ingrained in you, when someone is hurt, you want to help because this is ingrained in you. The goodness is ingrained in you. You don’t need to cultivate it. Negativity is because of lack of financial defects. Stressed or tensed- even wanting to be mindful it can make us or give us an illusion from the ocean of inertia. You can never be separate or disconnected from the infinite. 

Meditation does initially first of all improves our energy feats, we radiate energy, positive energy, negative energy. Its a harness of energy. It makes our mind and intellect very sharp. Our emotions strong or very dialect. It has the balance between sensibility and sensitivity. Intelligence is beyond your expectation. Spirituality – is it more complex to do it during the morning or in the night. Fujja- Its a lightning of a lamb, a practice, a prayer. Buddha comes from the word that which is born from the lesson. Thank god for giving you food, fragments, love, light, five senses. You see flowers and mother nature. Nice things be said while saying let the light of my light suckle around you. Ritual is a ceremony that helps you complete what creates a celebration, a positive suggestion. A little bit of a ritual is always good everyday. Creating that positive ambiance. Rituals are preparation to go deeper into the light and love.

There are some people who can connect to people with any nationality or any race, what will be becoming of the education system is a pretty straight mind of intellectual system. Socrates once complained that the greeks would lose their intellectuality if they did not have enough to say.


Laura Zukerman

Owner and Founder At The Goddess Bibles A Memoir By Laura Zukerman

Becoming Your Inner Goddess

Goddess of love, light and serenity

Memories Carry Powerful Feelings

This is the journey towards wholess and healing. It could be the magnificent answer when you go this glotorifing utopian realty we are living in. If you might feel overwhelmed now, it’s not because your indecent to willpower. You may however be overworked or running on empty.

While meditation and manifestation have worked, it’s all in vain. Null results, to show off all of the hard work and dedication.

Memories carry powerful feelings. Psychoanalysts, have avoided turning to tap into there inner feelings. People actually shorten their breathe and limit it to the chest. Have you ever experienced shortness of breath when going back to work after the weekend? Or, thinking of a past trauma.

The number 1 secret is considered the junk drawer. According to science it is the main factor keeping you from success or the destiny you deserve. Now let me explain, both the naval and the yoga body tradition and the naval are inclined to process all of out emotions, experiences and so on. Everything is actually stored in the body, happiness, sadness, anger, all emotions. This is especially from the naval to the pelvic floor.

Anytime anxiety, stress, depression, and so on stay in the body for long periods of time, the body retains everything.

Here’s where it gets interesting, you expend so much energy trying to contain the powerful or more so painful emotions in out doorways. This then causes a road blockage

Becoming Your Inner Goddess

Goddess on Fire

The Pandemic And What is has Shown Us.

“This is the end of a diabolical journey, though it can be debated that the adventure continues and never ends; the transformation of the darkness into the light has compelled each of us to stay as strong and as confident as possible. When you realize how invincible, empowered, emboldened and fantastic this world has become during this time, it makes everything that much more interesting. I can honestly say the world has come together just tremendously. In this captivating and enthralling time, we are coming to the end of this pandemic with dignity, monumental freedom and extraordinary times. It is the exuberance of faith, that gets us through this. The ability to act on it pushed the human race forward. We were determined, with our lightning power of commitment to social distancing and staying inside, we were able to lower the death toll 75% less then what it was projected to be. Although the numbers are still changing, we can stop the spread. COVID 19- is a human virus, only allowing it to reside on human contact. Therefore, if we wait for it to slow, eventually The US, will be a remarkable place again, with the biggest economy in the world. We will rebuild, stand taller than ever before and defeat this together. Remember how America and all of the Healthcare workers worked and have been working at warp speed, to make this country unstoppable. We have been turbo-charging forward, coming together like never before. Everyones exuding love, as gifted Americans praise and phenomenally surpass all expectations of oneness. Once this is all over, I know most of us are going to be over the moon. However, next time you couldn’t be better, remember these times, never take advantage of anything ever again.

Owner and Founder

The Goddess Bibles

A Memoir By LZ

Meditative Practices, 10 Reasons Why You Should have one.

Stress Less: In this day and age, stress is one of the number one complaints that people have. But stress is not just a daily annoyance; it is a real problem that can have serious—even deadly—consequences on your health. You may have heard the expression “Stress Kills,” and it is an unfortunate truth. Stress hormones take a tremendous toll on your body. Luckily mindfulness has been scientifically proven to reduce stress and increase mental and physical health.

Improve Mental Focus: Does it ever feel like you just can’t turn off your brain? We all have mental chatter that can distract us when we need to focus on work, school, or other important activities. Meditative practices are specially designed to train your mind to focus when you need it to, which will help you to direct your train of thought in the right direction.

Connect With Your Loved Ones: It might seem counterintuitive that internal practices of mindfulness and self-awareness could help you to connect to someone outside of yourself, but they can do just that because they allow you to get in touch with yourself through mental focus and attention. This translates into interpersonal relationships, and over time, you will find that it will become easier give your loved ones your full, undivided attention.

Reduce Pain: Pain is something that we all have to deal with from time to time. But dealing with chronic mental or physical pain can leave you exhausted on all levels—mentally, physically, and emotionally. Mindfulness can enable you to change your relationship to the pain you are experiencing and free up mental energy for the life you want to lead.

Sleep Better: Getting the sleep your body needs can improve your mental and physical health. Inadequate sleep leaves you in a state of constant fatigue, and insomnia can exacerbate this problem, creating a vicious cycle that can be hard to escape. Meditative practices can be a solution, as they give you the tools you need to get restful, restorative sleep each and every night. These techniques can also help you fight insomnia so that you can fall asleep quickly and break the cycle of exhaustion.

Lose Weight: It may sound too good to be true, but let me explain. Meditation can actually help you to lose weight and keep it off. This is because, as previously discussed, meditative practices reduce stress and improve sleep, and both stress and fatigue can cause weight gain and difficulty controlling appetite. In addition, mindfulness and visualizations can empower you to finally reach your ideal weight and increase your physical stamina.

Achieve Your Goals: Weight loss isn’t the only goal that meditation can assist you in attaining. Whether your goals are personal or professional, visualization is a powerful tool that can increase your motivation and drive to succeed. When you have this mental toolbox in place, you will find that you have a nearly unlimited capacity for success, as your daily practice consistently renews your motivation to achieve.

Increase Self-Confidence: Have you ever watched someone who conducted themselves with such poise that they could gain the attention of everyone in the room with only their self. Meditation can actually work to help you begin to be perceived as confident and in control. Your newfound mental composure can enable you to be assertive, make new connections with ease, and feel good about the decisions you make.

Be Inspired: It’s no secret that our innate creativity is often blocked from within our own minds. For example, for a writer, this can take the form of what’s commonly known as writer’s block. In fact, nearly everyone has experienced this frustrating lack of inspiration. Mindfulness is a great way to remove our own mental blockages and tap into the creativity naturally flowing within us in order to achieve great things, whether in science, art, or another field.

Find Peace: Along with the mental clarity you gain from your mindfulness practice, you will find that you attain a state of inner peace and calm. You will gain perspective about what is most important to you, and gratitude will begin to flow through your life as you recognize the incredible opportunities you do have, in spite of any setbacks. Mindfulness brings your awareness to the richness of everything that life has to offer.

Laura Zukerman

The Goddess Bibles

A Memoir By LZ

Who Needs Chakra Balancing and Why?

Who Needs Chakra Balancing? Your Chakra Energies May be out of balance. The higher consciousness, the vibrations, and the energies accelerate to release any stagnation in your body or your (being). 

However, the releasing process can be gentle or intense depending on the agenda of your soul and the degree to which you resist the process. Distortion in Space and Time: If your material 3-D awareness is constantly shifting into and out of different dimensions, it might be the sign that your Chakras need to be balanced. The effect is characterized by spatial, temporal bodily disorientation.
 This describes a situation where an individual loses track of space and time, i.e. inability to tell where and when you are. Generally, this is a temporary phenomenon and only lasts until you are able to adjust, integrate and also ground the new vibration energies.

 Aches and Pains

 Aches and pains are great signs that our energy flow is not balanced. It makes us aware of our energy flow, and more importantly, where the energy is not flowing. This is a direct feedback from the body trying to tell us what might be going on ‘in there.’ The higher consciousness, the vibrations as well as the energies tend to flow throughout the body. However, as they move to the places in the body and mind where the blocks (old stuck and stagnant energies) are held, it feels like pain and aches. This is felt in the form of headaches and flu symptoms among others. This is just a sign that your physical body is struggling to release the toxins and the negativity held inside. So, these symptoms are actually normal. The pain and ache disappear once you are done with the healing work and all the blocks are completely released. 

Dreaming and Sleeping 

The ‘dream time” is the time when most of your issues (the once accumulated over a lifetime) are processed through the subconscious mind. These dreams are at times vivid, sexual, violent, otherworldly, perverse, non-sensical, bizarre, nightmarish and at times even alien. Actually, anything your mind can imagine, it can also dream it. The catch is that your mind is only able to use the metaphors, images, and symbols that have been programmed into its “computer bank.” Although such images may not necessarily follow the past events, they are actually the best approximation of your mind’s interpretation of them. It is not really important for your conscious ego mind to waste energy trying to make sense of the details and the storyline of the events since it is just the result of the processing of the energies behind them. Sleeping is just one of many ways our conscious ego-mind copes when overwhelmed emotionally or energetically.

 The same can be said of the higher consciousness. In the process of healing, the energies and vibrations are experienced. These stir up many unresolved issues; this results in fatigue and the feeling of lethargic. During this time, the conscious ego mind (the part of your mind and energies that wants to energize and rationalize) is put on hold to sleep. This allows you to process on the deeper levels of the soul. This continues until your subconscious mind process to the point of saturation when it can take no more. At this point, the ego-mind goes on hold, and the conscious mind takes over as you wake up. 

The Exaggerated Sensitivity 

Any form of healing is associated with the tremendous amount of energy (both physical and psychic). If in the process you are subjected to additional stimulation, it is like adding fuel to the fire. It is, therefore, possible that you may experience exaggerated sensitivity to your surroundings to the extent that you become intolerant or get overwhelmed by the external stimulation of any kind. This could be music, random noise, the TV, traffic of any kind, the light (bright or multicolored), smell, touch, texture, and jarring movements among others.

It is advisable to take a break whenever feeling “fed-up.” Consider engaging in an activity that allows you to process your stuff in peace. Consider exercising at the gym, taking a walk in the park or even leisurely drive. You can also consider camping, touring a park or traveling for a holiday. Just consider something that works best for you, even if it means staying in your room to sleep. Relationship to Food As the higher consciousness, the vibrations and the energies move through your cellular biological and emotional system; there is the likelihood that issues related to your diet may arise. This includes the cellular memories of the feasts and famines.

You may find yourself fixated on emotionally charged comfort foods, experience mood swings characterized by unusual cravings and even loss of appetite. Actually, your body is just trying to adjust and balance. It is important to avoid fighting it back or even judging. In reality, processing of the higher energies is accomplished with a lot of nutritional support. This results in changes manifested through the body emotions and the mind. This is why you should be gentle with yourself. So, if you are experiencing weight gain, it may be an indicator that you are still holding on something which could be emotion, vibrational, energetic or mental. The healing steps that you must continue with include healthy diet, exercising and drinking plenty of water.

 The Worst Case Scenarios 

It is possible that you find yourself in situations that you feared the most. This is something you only thought was a nightmare. In this case, we refer to it as the worst case scenario. Let’s say you are fired, and you have no alternative, with no savings in your accounts, your car is repossessed, your spouse runs away with the kids, you lose your home to auctioneers, someone you love gets a terminal disease, you are raped, there is death in the family, or anything worse you can imagine happens.

None of the above scenarios is pretty. However, they are challenges that can face you, and if they do, you have to deal with them. Whether you come out of it stronger or weaker will depend on you. It is not something you wish to happen, but what is the way out if it does? Well, I suggest you find a better way of dealing with the situation so that you emerge stronger.

Abandoned Lost and Lonely

Have you ever had a strong feeling of not belonging somewhere? This is when you feel isolated, alienated, estranged and maybe misunderstood. You may feel like you don’t fit in your workplace, your home, community or culture. It can be even worse when you feel like you are done with life. There is nothing else left for you to accomplish other than death. This is when the thought of suicide creeps in. You need to understand that your life is not an accident in any way. In fact, you are alive for profound reasons. The completion of these reasons may take many years if not your entire lifetime. So, when it appears like life is empty and bleak, find ways to remain patient and hang on. Seek help from Chakra balancing. This is a temporary phase that shifts the moment you go deeper with the help of Chakra balancing. 

Feeling Dazed and Confused 

This is a phase in life when you feel spaced out; it may be characterized by muddled and confused speech, and difficulty in remembering things. You even feel like you are going insane and may wonder if you have some serious mental illness. Actually, it is not what you think. This spacey sensation is only an indicator that contrary to what you think, your mind is actually opening up and expanding into new and much more liberated ways of thinking, feeling and being. In fact, you are only starting to experience reality outside what is known as the box of the 3rd dimension.

This is actually a good thing, only that you are not used to it. Medically speaking, the speech and memory are all functions of the left hemisphere of the brain. This hemisphere is also associated with worldly, horizontal and linear rational thinking. However, the higher vibrational energies are likely to activate the right hemisphere more. The right hemisphere is associated with the spiritual, vertical, transcendent and irrational ‘feelings.’ When creating a balance between the left hemisphere and the right hemisphere, you are likely to experience some temporary diversion or the shift of the energies. This shifts the attention from the dominant side of the brain to a more dormant side. The memory and speech return to normal as soon as the two sides are balanced. 

Laura Zukerman

The Goddess Bibles

A Memoir By LZ

Chakra Balancing Techniques

Chakra Balancing Techniques

The purpose of chakra balancing, otherwise known as chakra awakening, is to balance energy in the body. Your energies exist and function much as your physical body does. When one aspect is damaged or blocked, it can affect your emotional health as well. Chakras are focal points for your energies, starting at your head and descending down your spine.


A hands-on approach is a traditional approach to balancing chakras. It requires a detailed understanding of how the chakras relate to one another, so it’s often recommended that you go to a professional.

Emotional Freedom Technique:

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) involves tapping key energy points on your body and reciting affirmations and resolutions.


Gemstones are often used to cleanse and activate chakras. You place specific stones on each one of them and chant special mantras, known as seed sounds,


Meditation is the simplest and one of the most effective methods. It involves being in a relaxed physical state while focusing on a specific chakra. Balanced chakras can enable you to connect more easily with goals that feel right for you on a deeply emotional level.

Chakra Stones:

Chakra stones are a specific system of chakra balancing. You place a specific stone (each chakra has one) on one chakra, and you meditate.

Laura Zukerman

The Goddess Bibles

A Memoir By LZ

Reality, Can you Grasp It, for real?

The term “reality” comes from the Latin word “res”, which means fact
or thing. It also pertains to the actual existence. Ultimate reality, on
the other hand, refers to those things that exist at its deepest. Your
knowledge about reality may be largely incomplete, conscious or
unconscious or highly systematic. It is structured and controls your

Your understanding of reality works as a filter and monitor incoming
sensory signals. It also undergirds what you do with your life, what
you believe in, what you think and feel and much more.
Why Do You Need to Understand Reality?

An accurate understanding of reality is vital to human being. It helps
you reconcile the diverse and conflicting claims of the secular world,
modern science and religious faith. It also integrates multiple
dimensions of your life, faith, thought and systematic framework that
will offer you with everlasting strength.

If you understand reality, you can make better choices because you
are familiar with what is real and not. You can also take away
misconceptions and false beliefs which could lead to pain,
disappointment and anxiety. Your knowledge about reality can also
provide you with a great and deep satisfaction. It will also help you
understand other people even more, thus making you more mature.

Laura Zukerman

The Goddess Bibles

A Memoir By LZ

Learning the Skills for Inner Guidance

If you trust your inner guidance, it often leads you to take steps that
are on placement with who you are. After doing this, you will feel
harmony. But, there are times that you want to try new things. Even if
your inner guidance tells you to take the jump, you believe that you
lack self-confidence. Why is this the case?

In this case, you will surely ask yourself, “how do
I develop my self-confidence?”

Before you begin your inner guidance, you have to ensure that you are
in a good mood. Your mood will greatly influence this skill. It is also
best to search for a safe and quiet place where you will never be
disrupted. You also need to prepare a pencil or pen for recording key

You have to imagine how good you feel when you receive answers or
turn inward. You also need to know that the longer you drift from
yourself, the farther this may take to learn. It is also your duty to
identify that negativity from the day may require to be released as you
turn inmost.

What to Do as You Turn to Your Inner Guide?
You need to start slowly. Calm yourself and recognize that you are in
a quiet and safe atmosphere. It is also best to become aware of your
body and let yourself become comfortable and relaxed. You also need
to pay attention to the representations that your mind supplies you.
In some cases, you will know your desires from the images that your
mind provides. Then, jot down all these images for future purposes.

After Turning Your Inner Guide
Take time reading what you have written. Then, you have to apply
principles of rationality to the ideas if they are rational and healthy.
Make sure that you learn how to turn up the volume of your inner
voice. You also need to follow the good ideas that you have developed.
You can also plan to attend any workshop related to learning rational
thinking, solving your emotional problems, relaxation training,
success training, goal setting and many more. Use these workshops to
drive you to your preferred destinations.

Tips for Tapping Your Inner Guidance
There are four simple tips on how to tap your inner guidance. These
simple and effective tips include the following:

 Make Your Life Simpler – Learning inner guidance is like a
radiant light at the core of a garden. If you maintain your
garden organized and clean, you can easily find your center and
perceive the light.
 Open Up Your Space – Using garden as an example, you have to
remove all the weeds. You also need to make your space for
your inner guidance for great communication.
 Calm Your Mind – You have to remove all your worries and try
to keep calm. You will soon find out that your inner guidance
has a soft voice.
 Be Patient – During your first inner guidance, you will hear
different voices. But, you should not lose hope. You just need to
be patience and wait for it to happen.

Laura Zukerman

The Goddess Bibles

A Memoir By LZ

Sacred Space, Time for Reflection

Making a room where you can reflect is not the easiest thing in the world. Well, its probably the most appropriate thing in the World, especially right now. With this pandemic going on, it gives us time to reflect and to pray and cherish the moments and people that truly matter to us. Now, if you
know the right steps and procedures, you will find it simple. Below are five ways on how to create a sacred space:

Convert a guest room or attic or just make a window seat in your
living area for self-nourishment. A space that you consider “sacred”
sets the tone for your ultimate purpose.

Hang a billowy curtain, screen and beads to emphasize the
significance of the environment as a place of privacy. This space can
be used to get inner guidance and knowledge.

You can also draw, write, paint or listen to music to set the ton or create the ambiance
and mood for prayer, meditation or contemplation, place
pillows on the floor. It would also be good to invest in a comfortable chair that
supports your back.

Arrange an altar with spiritual objects to carry the energy of
spirituality. Crystals on a table will bring energies into your sacred space immediately. In making an altar, all you need is a small table with a specific fabric.

Insightful books or soft music will also give you inspiration. You can
use this to make you feel at ease and increase your spiritual energy.

What Items to Place in a Sanctuary
There are several things you can place in a sacred place. Depending
on your choice, you can use scented candles. When burning, they can
help you concentration on meditation.

Self help books are my favorite part of my sacred space, so thats always a given.

Crystals of all kinds.

Scented candles also add a touch of aroma to your environment.
Another item that is best for sacred place is the plants. These plants
can be used to add a sweet fragrance and color to your sanctuary.

Adding desktop water also adds to your place of sacredness. It
provides the calming sounds of water and removes other noises in the
surrounding. Live fish and sounds of water also offer healing energy
for your sacred space.

Diffusors and Extracts are also perfect for setting the mood.

Types and Characteristics of Sacred Spaces
There are three distinct types of sacred spaces, and these include a
room, a location for a specific item and a location for an interruption free block of time. They share the same characteristics such as being
clutter-free, clean, quiet, and peaceful.

These sacred spaces are all easy to maintain. Therefore, it would be
easy for you to decide which type of space will meet your needs and

Importance of a Sacred Space
If you want to relieve your stress and achieve peace of mind, you have
to create your own sacred space. Imagine a messy room with noisy
kids. If you have this kind of room, do you think you can refresh your

To have a tranquil environment, you have to ensure that no one will
disturb you. While inside your room, you can experience rest and
relaxation, and with a sacred space, you can do anything you want
without any distractions.

To create the best sacred space, some people prefer to ask assistance
from experts such as an interior decorator. Take note that you don’t
need to spend a high amount of money just to transform your room
into a sacred one. By using your creativity, you can do it all alone
within a short period of time.

Laura Zukerman

The Goddess Bibles

A Memoir By LZ

Remote Viewing

Remote viewing is the ability to recognize events that are happening
at a distance from you. Even if remote viewing is often associated
with psychics, it is an inborn ability that most human beings possess.
However, most people have not developed this ability.

Remote viewing has complex concepts. It is often based on
spawning applications and scientific protocols. At present, most
intelligence specialists learn remote viewing methods through
workshops and websites.

Some, on the other hand, prefer to learn this ability through
gaining information from specific people or objects known as
structures. Everyone can practice remote viewing. You just need to
maintain an open mind and keep on practicing.

This ability is unique, as it covers the intuiting or inter-dimensional experience of a certain place, person, energy, idea, emotion, abstraction, dimension, vortex, event, emotion and
activity selected by the viewer or other person involved

Steps on How to Target Remote Viewing Structures
Learning how to perform remote viewing is not too difficult.
However, it requires an accurate process and strategy for effective
results. The following are the step-by-step procedures on how to
perform remote viewing:

Step 1: Look for Quiet Place – Similar with other psychic abilities,
remote viewing requires a quiet place. With a peaceful
environment, you are more open to subtle perceptions of your
intuitive mind. To look for quiet place, make sure that you are
completely alone. Remote viewing requires deep focus. Therefore,
it is essential to pick a position that makes you feel relaxed and
comfortable. Depending on your choice, you can lie down or sit on
the floor.

Step 2: Relax Your Body – While performing remote viewing, take
a deep breath. Continue this process in a slow rhythmic process.
Always feel the air coming into your body. Visualize that the air you breathe is refreshing your body. You also need to imagine that the air is cleansing your whole body and
anxiety is leaving you with deep relaxation. Follow this step for at
least ten minutes.

Step 3: Empty Your Mind – Since your body is relaxing, you have
to push all your doubts and problems away. Also, you need to
concentrate on what you are doing. Once the thoughts still come
in, don’t be annoyed. Just focus and continue to clear your
conscious mind.

Step 4: Pick a Structure that You Prefer to View – Simply think
about the structure you wish to see. The structure can be a person,
thing or a place.

While thinking about the structure, never allow your conscious
mind to fill in any information. Let your subconscious mind
perform all the tasks. While focusing on the structure, certain
feelings and thoughts will increase in your subconscious mind. You
also need to pay attention to details such as taste, smell, shape, size
and color.

Step 5: Jot Down Your Observations – After collecting details
about the structure, open your eyes and get your notebook. You
have to record everything you feel, see and thinks.
If you can, it is best to sketch the structural parts. The main
concept is to use the information that you receive to search real
details about the structure. Once you are done, check your
accuracy. Just visit the structure to see if you are correct.
Upon following these procedures for remote viewing, it would be
easy for you to master this ability. Take note that the more you
practice, the more precise your remote viewing will be.

Laura Zukerman

The Goddess Bibles

A Memoir By LZ

The Beneficial Factors to Self Discovery

Self-discovery is not a thing that happens by itself. It does not happen overnight, it takes time to build upon a foundation of reflection. However, Certain situations and factors lead us to discover ourselves. When we grow up,we have to pass through many challenges and benefactors, facing many facets to our many setbacks in our lives. These situations make you who you are.
Listed below are some situations that you may face:

Experience is the most important factor in discovering yourself.
You react in a certain way when faced with certain adversities.This is the time you
discover yourself. Even if you think in a certain way, your practical actions in that
very situation may be entirely different.

Passion is also a major way to self-discovery.
What you are truly passionate about gives an indication of who you are and what
your purpose is.

Environment is another important benefactor that plays a major role in discovering

The Environment in which you are immersed in shapes who you are. If you are in a
positive environment,you tend to discover your self as a person with a positive
outlook, and vice versa. *Negative environments immerses chaos and disorder* Surround yourself with great people.

Thus, the elements of self-discovery are transparent and in one time of your life or another, You get this incredible opportunity to discover yourself, the real you. it is important to discover yourself not only for apparent causes, but also for your internal satisfaction. Self reflection is the key to happiness. Enjoy the journey of self discovery as it will open up a whole new way of thinking for you.

Laura Zukerman

The Goddess Bibles

A Memoir By LZ

The Journey of Self Discovery

The term “Self-discovery” means identifying yourself and your needs.

Self- discovery is very important. If you do not discover yourself, and know exactly what you want from life,you have no idea what you are living for.
A step to self-discovery is identifying your needs. Most people are clueless of what they

To identify your needs,you first need to take a step back and think thoroughly.
Then, when you are in a relaxed state of mind, meditate and focus on your thoughts, feelings and desires.

Have you ever wondered what your life purpose really is? What your here on this earth for? Or, who you really are?

Firstly, Self discovery is something that is a beautiful thing to achieve. When you find yourself, you find meaning to your life. Many a time, people are so judgmental of others, when they should be looking inwardly on themselves. The actions that oneself is taking, before going and blaming everyone else around them. we subconsciously judge others and not ourselves. Self assessments are recommended to help you overcome your problems and troubles you have with your self and maybe your identity about who you really are as a person. Self assessments can be made by having someone close to you help you with this. Insight is reflected upon while indulging in a self assessment.

The first step to a definite self-assessment is to be completely and without utter abandonment, being honest with yourself.

Take a good look in the mirror and take the time to study the person you see.
Describe the person you see in the mirror using up to a total of 25 adjectives.

Consider using both positive and negative adjectives.

This exercise is important because you are being honest with yourself.

Dig deep. Allow for self-discovery.
The next step is to consider your likes and dislikes
Identify the root of your likes and dislikes.
Write down the activities you love doing.

• Which books do you enjoy reading?
• What kind of people do you surround yourself with?
• What are the activities you enjoy during your free time?

For all the answers that you give, provide an explanation.
Explore the explanations in depth. Next, you must write in a journal for a week, if you want to write in it for longer, by all means go ahead! This will help you completely let out all of your emotional baggage. The actions you have been taking throughout the course of this time, that you have been working on yourself. Write down what you feel most comfortable partaking in. What makes you happy and why. This will help you find who you truly are.

Laura Zukerman

The Goddess Bibles

A Memoir By LZ

Horoscope for Week of April 10-17th, 17-24, 24-30th.

Refocus your efforts during this three-week period on a project that you’ve already started, such as your exercise program, competitive athletics or some other major physical task that still needs work, because your energy is running high and you’ve got extra stores of stamina that are coming seemingly out of nowhere. Not only are you physically primed now, you’re also very much in touch with your opinions and values, and you’re willing to talk about them in an open and animated way that won’t offend anyone — but also a way that will clearly represent who you are and what you stand for. Your assertion energies are up, too, and you have the ability to demonstrate leadership and make instant executive decisions, so if there is a business relationship you’ve wanted to further or a project you’ve been dreaming of helming, now’s the time to step up to the plate. Now’s your time to make things happen, so don’t stay home, vegging in front of the TV. Your social life could pick up now too; you’re projecting positive energy and people will probably flock to you like moths to a flame. So don’t squander the energy and drive you feel during these three weeks!

Oh, you’re a live wire this week. Funny, pointed, staggeringly accurate. You say it like you see it, without mincing words, which keeps them snickering behind their hands and repeating your jokes by the water cooler. Fortunately you’re aware enough to avoid hurting anyone, at least not too badly. You can avoid it altogether by making jokes at your own expense, because everyone can appreciate the skill that takes. Keep the humor on you, but turn your roving mind to other subjects. You’re curious enough to learn a lot, especially by following one lead after another, which can take you places you’d never expect and can help you connect things that on the surface don’t seem at all connected. Let your mind wander far and near this week; you may be surprised where you end up. Flashes of inspiration are not unusual, or the sudden expansion of certain ideas and principles you’re familiar with. Now is a good time to break through the boundaries of your mind and the confines of ‘normal’ thinking.

Your imaginative side is highly stimulated this week, and you’re motivated toward creative writing, recording your dreams and visions and articulating your spiritual beliefs. Invite yourself to meander through the meadows of your mind while this influence is strong. You’re likely to feel tender and compassionate, even sentimental. Don’t hesitate to express these feelings to those around you; you’ll be able to explain yourself in a way that others understand, and which arouses their own empathy. You may feel slightly more sensitive than usual to odors, music or other aspects of your immediate environment, and may have to take steps to alleviate your discomfort: Open (or close!) the window, turn down the stereo, take down that loud poster that’s hurting your eyes. Be gentle with yourself, drink plenty of water and don’t press yourself to stick to any one task for very long. This is not the best influence for concentration or hard work. Instead, let creativity flow without concern for the outcome. Spiritual practices, reading or writing poetry or stories, or watching movies are all worthwhile activities now — anything that gets you into the realm of fantasy and imagination.

This transit roughly coincides with the Saturn Return periods in your life, occurring in your late twenties and again in your mid-fifties. This influence helps you to make the necessary changes needed to break free of any bonds or obligations that have been holding you back in your life. All of a sudden, you’re free to move forward with your own agenda. You’re able to make changes with a minimum of disruption or upheaval. A new job, a new relationship, a new place to live your life — whatever it is, the changes will flow smoothly and naturally from one stage to the next. Your urge at this time is to make changes that will enable you to be perfectly yourself, without direction from others. You want to live your life more fully than ever before, as an authentic individual — you no longer want to be described by the groups you belong to or the relationships you’re engaged in. You want to define yourself, and solely by your own terms. This is the time to strike out on your own. Anyone or anything you bring with you is by your own choice, not out of a sense of obligation or loyalty. Therefore, the changes you make now will encourage your growth as an individual.

Laura Zukerman ❤

Owner and Founder

At The Goddess Bibles

A Memoir By Laura Zukerman

Goddess on Fire

The Power to A beautiful forecast for the next few weeks april 10th-30th.

Very likely you’re feeling quite mentally alert this week, curious and able to perceive things with humor and perspective. You ask yourself and others stimulating questions that inspire all of you to think bigger, grander, outside the box. The results of this think tank may surprise all of you, and will certainly expand everyone’s perceptions and ideas, which is the ultimate purpose of this energy. Now is an excellent time to promote anything — yourself, your projects, your professional endeavors, the groups you belong to. You have a knack for knowing what to say and when to say it for maximum effect, getting others’ attention and motivating them to sign on with you. Even legal agreements and contracts are win-win situations now, and will work out positively for all parties involved. This is a good time to travel or to plan a trip for the future. Even short journeys just outside your usual environment can have big impact, so be on the lookout for day-trip opportunities, and don’t pass up the chance to take one. Enjoy this period of mental stimulation.

Fortunately you’re aware enough to avoid hurting anyone, at least not too badly. You can avoid it altogether by making jokes at your own expense, because everyone can appreciate the skill that takes. Keep the humor on you, but turn your roving mind to other subjects. You’re curious enough to learn a lot, especially by following one lead after another, which can take you places you’d never expect and can help you connect things that on the surface don’t seem at all connected. Let your mind wander far and near this week; you may be surprised where you end up. Flashes of inspiration are not unusual, or the sudden expansion of certain ideas and principles you’re familiar with. Now is a good time to break through the boundaries of your mind and the confines of ‘normal’ thinking.

Get together with friends for dinner, or go on a shopping spree — just don’t max out your credit card! You’re feeling self-indulgent now, but you do still have your wits about you regarding finances, and that’s a good thing. You don’t mind spending on items of quality, and you might find some great bargains. Regarding social or business contacts, don’t confine yourself to people you already know. This period presents the perfect vibe for connecting with someone new, whether it’s a new client at work or someone attractive and very promising out on the town. Whoever you take out to wine and dine, you’ll impress them with your indulgent attitude — ‘Only the best for my friends’ could be your motto now — but more than that, you’ll just make them feel great, and want to return the favor. Business meetings or negotiations should go really well for you this week; your magnetic energy is monetary as well as social, so you may even find yourself making a lucrative deal.

Laura Zukerman ❤

Owner and Founder At

The Goddess Bibles

A Memoir By Laura Zukerman

Champion of the Earth Award Ceremony, held at The UN in 2011.

Always want more people to get included in helping the environment, this night was extremely special.

Watch highlights of the 2011 the Champions of the Earth award ceremony. This years winners are President Felipe Calderon (Mexico) for Policy Leadership; Dr. Olga Speranskaya (Russia) for Science & Innovation; Mr. Zhang Yue (China) for Entrepreneurial Vision; and Mr. Louis Palmer (Switzerland) and Ms. Angélique Kidjo (Benin) for Inspiration & Action.

Ceremony is hosted by Gisele Bundchen

Human Beings Five types *Technical Names* for Humans.

“The Five Types
¶ Science has discovered that there are five types of human beings. Discarding for a moment their technical names, they may be called the fat people, the florid people, the muscular people, the bony people and the mental people.

Each varies from the others in shape, size and structure and is recognizable at a glance by his physique or build. This is because his type is determined by the preponderance within his body of one of the five great departments or biological systems—the nutritive, the circulatory, the muscular, the bony or the nervous.

At Birth
¶ Every child is born with one of these systems more highly developed, larger and better equipped than the others.

Type Never Disappears
¶ Throughout his life this system will express itself more, be more intense and constant in its functioning than the others and no manner of training, education, environment or experience, so long as he remains in normal health, will alter the predominance of this system nor prevent its dictating his likes, dislikes and most of his reactions.”

“Effect of Eating
¶ If you do not understand why the overreaction of one bodily system should influence a man’s nature see if you can’t recall more than one occasion when a square meal made a decided difference in your disposition within the space of thirty minutes.

If one good meal has the power to alter so completely our personalities temporarily, is it then any wonder that constant overfeeding causes everybody to love a fat man? For the fat man is habitually and chronically in that beatific state which comes from over-eating.”

Laura Zukerman ❤

Owner and Founder

At The Goddess Bibles

A Memoir by Laura Zukerman

Goddess on Fire ❤

How do High Achievers do it?

Would you like to..SKY ROCKET Your MEMORY, BOOST IQ, INCREASING YOUR THINKING SPEED.. mental clarity, sharpening your mind, working on your communication skills, intellect.. you can do it too. Humans use only 10 percent of there brain power. However scientists are debunking this idea. Bob Doyle from the amazing book the secret is hear to teach you how to do this as well! There is no way to control how much you can consciously tap into your brain power at any given time. When your sleeping it is less then 10 percent, however we aren’t 100 percent sure that we are only using 10 percent of the brains power at any given time. What if you could activate your brain power at any given time you wanted. A way to automatically and drastically change this.

See, to change this at a core level, you need to rewrite your internal hard drive. You need to rebuild those deeper neural foundations. You even need to change your inner beliefs. Your instinctual or gut reaction is usually one of genius, so never think twice about that. This sense of deep positive change can not be changed with reading books and endless studying, or other surface level fixes. There is only one way to rework and reboot the system of rewiring the brain. It is a time tested and proven method that allows you to go deep within. This is so you can rewire your inner beliefs in a way that works in your favor and not against.

Its a highly specialized neuro technique. This is guaranteed to make you achieve what right now may seem impossible. Its a way you can almost instantly gain genius level brain power. Boost in intellect? Or totally exploit your unlimited capabilities. This is called Progressive Therapeutic Hypnosis!

Hypnosis is 100 percent effective and safe and you can do it from home!!

Now Get to it!

Laura Zukerman

The Goddess Bibles

A Memoir By Laura Zukerman

Becoming Your Inner Goddess

Goddess on Fire

Breathing is a necessity in life

“Do you know that a great many of us do not actually breathe properly? It is one of the most important elements of life, otherwise, without the breath, we cannot live.
Breathing may be an automatic function and a vital one, why then do we spend so much of our time shallow breathing? When we breathe in an unmindful way, we often fail to fill our lungs fully as we only using the upper part, but like anything, our lungs must be worked. Shallow breathing limits the range of motion of the diaphragm, and this can make you feel anxious and, as if you do not have sufficient breath.

We need oxygen for every single cell in the body. Inhalation and exhalation impact the heart and lungs but also, is essential for energy production. Your body’s tissues and organs are made up of cells, and they must receive the right nutrients and oxygen to function correctly.”

“How often do we pay attention to how we breathe? We don’t really, until we succumb to colds or chest infections. There’s little attention paid to our respiratory system. It’s only when you struggle to breathe that you realize just how important it is. If you consider that your nose, windpipe, lungs, circulatory system and the muscles all provide the vital role of transporting those all-important breaths that you take, each part of the body’s systems are inter-linked, but without breath, the body fails to exist.

Dr. Herbert Benson wrote about controlled breathing in his book The Relaxation Response which discussed the oxygen exchange i.e. oxygen being inhaled while carbon dioxide is released. He stated that by controlling breathing, it centers the parasympathetic nervous system which counteracts the body’s fight or flight response. So, this means that by focusing on the breath, it’s possible to de-stress and to manage any anxieties (and anxiousness equates to shallow, rapid breaths). But it also increased brain growth and lowered blood pressure and heart rate. Research endorses this argument and so, yes, focus, breathe correctly, and be healthy.”

“Our breathing is either:
Thoracic or diaphragmatic
Interrupted or continuous
Irregular or rhythmical

Paying attention to how you breathe is important, but it’s also relevant to consider that your breathing is affected by your emotional or physical well-being. Think back to a time when you were angry, fearful or sad, these emotions would have affected your breathing. As you try to recall the memory, tune into the physicality’s of the moment. What was your breathing like? It’s important for you to determine if you have emotional triggers which will interrupt the natural process of breathing. Awareness is key because you can then re-train automatic responses, breathing correctly while improving your health.”

“Have a go at monitoring your breathing for a while and notice if you are guilty of shallow breathing all the time. It’s easy to correct so don’t worry if you do this. It’s very easy to fit some techniques into your daily life and, if you feel anxious at any point or fearful, know that when you focus on your breathing, you can reduce this feeling. The breath has such a calming effect. When I’ve been fraught with tension and have been worrying like mad about things, I found that by taking slow, deep breaths and focusing on the inhalation and exhalation, it really works. If you tune into the breath and focus, you can’t worry about anything else.
There are so many symptoms associated with anxiety and these include:

Feeling faint
Racing heartbeat
Feeling lightheaded
Chest pains”

“We’ve already discussed the connection between the mind and the body and so, it won’t surprise you to know that if you start feeling anxious, it’s possible to experience severe physical reactions. It’s true to say that some people are even hospitalized because they feel they might be having a heart attack. Many symptoms occur through shallow breathing. In fact, anxiety and shallow breathing go hand in hand. This is because the individual takes in only small breaths during any anxiety attack instead of breathing all the way to the bottom of their lungs. Shallow breathing may not be dangerous as such, but you can bet that it’s not good for you.

With shallow breathing, there’s often a need to take deeper breaths, simply because you are not getting in sufficient oxygen levels.
Have you ever noticed that people start yawning to compensate on a subconscious level? It is the easy way to obtain sufficient oxygen and promote healing from within. Take 3 or 4 deep breaths and then go back to breathing normally, just do this more often that’s all.

“Feelings of anxiety promote the activation of our body’s fight or flight system. By its design, it is meant to keep you from safe from any danger. So, if you are faced with a dangerous situation, your heartbeat naturally speeds up, and you start to breathe faster, so to get more oxygen in your system ready for either fighting or fleeing from the situation. This, of course, makes sense.

But anyone who suffers from anxiety is probably not facing any actual danger but the body still reacts exactly as if they are.
Of course, we all suffer from moments of anxiousness from time to time. Our errant thoughts can run astray and make us hypersensitive as to all the numerous things that could go wrong in life, and don’t we always think the worst? Left unchecked, this can develop into some sort of anxiety disorder, and you don’t want that.”

“When this happens, your body consistently starts to release adrenaline, behaving as if you are in a terrifying and life-threatening situation. The chances are you are not in a life-threatening situation, but your stress response activates anyway. You will breathe more rapidly but shallowly. In a panic attack, the individual can end up hyperventilating. Let’s dismiss one myth here when you breathe shallowly, it does not mean that you need to increase your oxygen levels. Actually, it is the opposite. It means that you are over-breathing, shallow rapid breaths and exhaling carbon dioxide far too quickly before your body can make more.
Let’s consider the importance of breathing correctly. Inhale, and oxygen levels increase. But carbon dioxide actually takes time to develop and so, when the breath is shallow, you emit more CO2 than your body creates. It is this that will eventually lead to hyperventilation.

Now, as you hyperventilate, your body feels as if it is not getting sufficient levels of oxygen. Therefore, you start to take even more quick breaths in as you’ll feel panicky and of course, this makes it worse.
Hyperventilation will lead to other side-effects including:

Feeling weak
Tingling sensation Feeling feint
Increased heartbeat
Chest pains
Aches and pains
Reduced mental clarity.

Surprisingly, shallow breathing is one of the most important things to control, and if you can understand how shallow breathing is connected to anxiety, it makes it so much easier to deal with it.

Slow breathing
You may not want to slow your breathing down during an anxiety attack, but it is important to fight the urge to take deep, fast breaths but instead, just to slow down the breathing cycle. To do so, focus on your breathing and make each breath deliberate. Counting can help, and you should inhale for 5 seconds, hold the breath for 2 seconds and then, slowly breathe out for an extended period, for 6 to 7 seconds.”

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A Memoir By Laura Zukerman

Five Biological Types

“Five Biological Types
¶ Human Analysis differs from every other system of character analysis in that it classifies man, for the first time, into five types according to his biological evolution.

¶ It deals with man in the light of the most recent scientific discoveries. It estimates each individual according to his “human” qualities rather than his “character” or so-called “moral” qualities. In other words, it takes his measure as a human being and determines from his externals his chances for success in the world of today.
These Rules Work
¶ Every rule in this book is based on scientific data, has been proved to be accurate by investigations and surveys of all kinds of people in all parts of the world.

These rules do not work merely part of the time. They work all the time, under all conditions and apply to every individual of every race, every color, every country, every community and every family.

Through this latest human science you can learn to read people as easily as you read books—if you will take the little time and pains to learn the rules which compose your working alphabet.

“Do What We Want to Do
¶ It is easy to know what an individual will do under most circumstances because every human being does what he wants to do in the way he prefers to do it most of the time. If you doubt it try this test: bring to mind any intimate friends, or even that husband or wife, and note how few changes they have made in their way of doing things in twenty years!
Preferences Inborn
¶ Every human being is born with preferences and predilections which manifest themselves from earliest childhood to death. These inborn tendencies are never obliterated and seldom controlled to any great extent, and then only by individuals who have learned the power of the mind over the body. Inasmuch as this knowledge is possessed by only a few, most of the people of the earth are blindly following the dictates of their inborn leanings.

Follow Our Bents
¶ In other words, more than ninety-nine per cent of all the people you know are following their natural bents in reacting to all their experiences—from the most trivial incidents to the most far-reaching emergencies.”

“Took It” from Grandmother
¶ The individual is seldom conscious of these habitual acts of his, much less of where he got them. The nearest he comes is to say he “got it from his father” or “she takes it from grandmother.” But where did grandmother get it?
Man No Mystery
¶ Science has taken the trouble to investigate and today we know not only where grandmother got it but what she did with it. She got it along with her size, shape and structure—in other words, from her type—and she did just what you and everybody else does with his type-characteristics. She acted in accordance with her type just as a canary sings like a canary instead of talking like a parrot, and just as a rose gives off rose perfume instead of violet.

This law holds throughout every species and explains man—who likes to think himself a deep mystery—as it explains every other creature.
The Hold of Habit
¶ Look around you in shop, office, field or home and you will find that the quick, alert, impulsive man is acting quickly, alertly and impulsively most of the time. Nothing less than a calamity slows him

“down and then only temporarily; while the slow, patient, mild and passive individual is acting slowly, patiently, mildly and passively in spite of all goads. Some overwhelming passion or crisis may speed him up momentarily but as soon as it fades he reverts to his old slow habits.

Significance of Fat, Bone and Muscle
¶ Human Analysis is the new science which shows you how to recognize the slow man, the quick man, the stubborn man, the yielding man, the leader, the learner, and all other basic kinds of men on sight from the shape, size and structure of their bodies.

Certain bodily shapes indicate predispositions to fatness, leanness, boniness, muscularity and nervousness, and this predisposition is so much a part of the warp and woof of the individual that he can not disguise it. The urge given him by this inborn mechanism is so strong as to be practically irresistible. Every experience of his life calls forth some kind of reaction and invariably the reaction will be similar, in every vital respect, to the reactions of other people who have bodies of the same general size, shape and structure as his own.”

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A Memoir By Laura Zukerman


physiology and psychology interwoven

“Reading People
¶ Learning to read men and women is a more delightful process than learning to read books, for every person you see is a true story, more romantic and absorbing than any ever bound in covers.

Learning to read people is also a simpler process than learning to read books because there are fewer letters in the human alphabet. Though man seems to the untrained eye a mystifying mass of “funny little marks,” he is not now difficult to analyze.

Only a Few Feelings
¶ This is because there are after all but a few kinds of human feelings. Some form of hunger, love, hate, fear, hope or ambition gives rise to every human emotion and every human thought.”

“Thoughts Bring Actions
¶ Now our actions follow our thoughts. Every thought, however transitory, causes muscular action, which leaves its trace in that part of the physical organism which is most closely allied to it.

Physiology and Psychology Interwoven
¶ Look into the mirror the next time you are angry, happy, surprised, tired or sorrowful and note the changes wrought by your emotions in your facial muscles.

Constant repetition of the same kinds of thoughts or emotions finally makes permanent changes in that part of the body which is physiologically related to these mental processes.

The Evolution of the Jaw
¶ The jaw is a good illustration of this alliance between the mind and the body. Its muscles and bones are so closely allied to the pugnacity instinct center in the brain that the slightest thought of combat causes the jaw muscles to stiffen. Let the thought of any actual physical encounter go through your mind and your jaw bone will automatically move upward and outward.

After a lifetime of combat, whether by fists or words, the jaw sets permanently a little more upward and outward—a little more like that of the bulldog. It keeps to this combative mold, “because,” says Mother Nature, the great efficiency expert, “if you are going to call on me constantly to stiffen that jaw I’ll fix it so it will stay that way and save myself the trouble.”

“Inheritance of Acquired Traits
¶ Thus the more combative jaw, having become permanent in the man’s organism, can be passed on to his children.

¶ Right here comes a most interesting law and one that has made possible the science of Human Analysis:

Law of Size
¶ The larger any part or organ the better its equipment for carrying out the work of that organ and the more does it tend to express itself. Nature IS an efficiency expert and doesn’t give you an oversupply of anything without demanding that you use it.

Jaws Becoming Smaller
¶ Our ancestors developed massive jaws as a result of constant combat. As fast as civilization decreased the necessity for combat Nature decreased the size of the average human jaw.

Meaning of the Big Jaw
¶ But wherever you see a large protruding jaw you see an individual “armed and engined,” for some kind of fighting. The large jaw always goes with a combative nature, whether it is found on a man or a woman, a child, a pugilist or a minister.”

“Exhibit a—The Irishman
¶ The large jaw, therefore, is seen to be both a result and a cause of certain things. As the inheritance of a fighting ancestor it is the result of millions of years of fighting in prehistoric times, and, like any other over-developed part or organ, it has an intense urge to express itself. This inherent urge is what makes the owner of that jaw “fight at the drop of the hat,” and often have “a chip on his shoulder.”

Natural Selection
¶ Thus, because every external characteristic is the result of natural laws, and chiefly of natural selection, the vital traits of any creature can be read from his externals. Every student of biology, anatomy, anthropology, ethnology or psychology is familiar with these facts.

Built to Fit
¶ Man’s organism has developed, altered, improved and evolved “down through the slow revolving years” with one instinctive aim—successful reaction to its environment. Every part has been laboriously constructed to that sole end. Because of this its functions are marked as clearly upon it as those of a grain elevator, a steamship or a piano.

“Survival of the Fittest
¶ Nature has no accidents, she wastes no material and everything has a purpose. If you put up a good fight to live she will usually come to your rescue and give you enough of whatever is needed to tide you over. If you don’t, she says you are not fit to people the earth and lets you go without a pang. Thus she weeds out all but the strong—and evolution marches on.

Causes of Racial Characteristics
¶ This inherent potentiality for altering the organism to meet the demands of the environment is especially noticeable in races and is the reason for most racial differences.

Differences in environment—climate, altitude and topography necessitated most of these physical differentiations which today enable us to know at a glance whether a man belongs to the white race, the yellow race, or the black race. The results of these differentiations and modifications will be told in the various chapters of this book.”

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A Memoir By Laura Zukerman

Reaction to the Environment

¶ The greatest problem facing any organism is successful reaction to its environment. Environment, speaking scientifically, is the sum total of your experiences. In plain United States, this means fitting vocationally, socially and maritally into the place where you are.

If you don’t fit you must move or change your environment to fit you. If you can’t change the environment and you won’t move you will become a failure, just as tropical plants fail when transplanted to the Nevada desert.”

“Learn from the Sagebrush
¶ But there is something that grows and keeps on growing in the Nevada desert—the sagebrush. It couldn’t move away and it couldn’t change its waterless environment, so it did what you and I must do if we expect to succeed. It adapted itself to its environment, and there it stands, each little stalwart shrub a reminder of what even a plant can do when it tries!

Moving Won’t Help Much
¶ Human life faces the same alternatives that confront all other forms of life—of adapting itself to the conditions under which it must live or becoming extinct. You have an advantage over the sagebrush in that you can move from your city or state or country to another, but after all that is not much of an advantage. For though you may improve your situation slightly you will still find that in any civilized country the main elements of your problem are the same.”

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A Memoir By

Laura Zukerman

Ten ways to empower your communication with others!

“There is so much to know about conversation that anyone, even I, could ever realize. You can go though watching talk shows; radio programs; clubs dedicated to public speaking; ordinary conversations; certain rules still apply when it comes to interaction through words. It may sound tedious, I know, but even though it’s your mouth that’s doing the work, your brain works twice as hard to churn out a lot of things you know. So what better way to start learning to be an effective communication is to know the very person closest to you: yourself.”

“1. What you know.
Education is all about learning the basics, but to be an effective speaker is to practice what you’ve learned. My stint as guest at every Toastmasters’ meeting I go to taught me that we all have our limitations, but that doesn’t mean we can’t learn to keep up and share what we know.

  1. Listening.
    It’s just as important as asking questions. Sometimes listening to the sound of our own voice can teach us to be a little bit confident with ourselves and to say the things we believe in with conviction.
  2. Humility
    We all make mistakes, and sometimes we tend to slur our words, stutter, and probably mispronounce certain words even though we know what it means, but rarely use it only to impress listeners. So in a group, don’t be afraid to ask if you’re saying the right word properly and if they’re unsure about it then make a joke out of it. I promise you it’ll make everyone laugh and you can get away with it as well.”


“Eye Contact
There’s a lot to say when it comes to directing your attention to your audience with an eye-catching gaze. It’s important that you keep your focus when talking to a large group in a meeting or a gathering, even though he or she may be gorgeous.

  1. Kidding around
    A little bit of humor can do wonders to lift the tension, or worse boredom when making your speech. That way, you’ll get the attention of the majority of the crowd and they’ll feel that you’re just as approachable, and as human to those who listen.
  2. Be like the rest of them
    Interaction is all about mingling with other people. You’ll get a lot of ideas, as well as knowing what people make them as they are.
  3. Me, Myself, and I
    Admit it, there are times you sing to yourself in the shower. I know I do! Listening to the sound of your own voice while you practice your speech in front of a mirror can help correct the stress areas of your pitch. And while you’re at it you can spruce up as well.
  4. With a smile
    A smile says it all much like eye contact. There’s no point on grimacing or frowning in a meeting or a gathering, unless it’s a wake. You can better express what you’re saying when you smile.
  1. A Role Model
    There must be at least one or two people in your life you have listened to when they’re at a public gathering or maybe at church. Sure they read their lines, but taking a mental note of how they emphasize what they say can help you once you take center stage.
  2. Preparation
    Make the best out of preparation rather than just scribbling notes and often in a hurried panic. Some people like to write things down on index cards, while other resort to being a little more silly as they look at their notes written on the palm of their hand (not for clammy hands, please). Just be comfortable with what you know since you enjoy your work.”

“These suggestions are rather bland, but they do work! It is that easy! Realistically , in edgewise, I’ve learned to empower myself when it comes to public or private speaking and it never hurts to be with people to listen how they make conversations and meetings far more enjoyable as well as educational.”

Be the Best Version of You

“you should ask yourself- me speaking well Laura Zukerman, what are ten ways you would empower and improve yourself !?

“What Really Makes You Tick?” 10 questions you should ask to yourself: a preparation to self-improvement

Be all you can be, but it’s not always in the Army. I often see myself as somewhat contented with my life the way things are, but of course it’s hard to think of anything else when where are real issues to be discussed.

Still I aspire for something deeper and more meaningful.

So we’re all pelted with problems. Honestly it shouldn’t even bother or even hinder us to becoming all we ought to be. Aspirations as kids should continue to live within us, even though it would be short-lived or as long as we could hold on to the dream. They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks… or can they?

  1. What do I really want?
    The question of the ages. So many things you want to do with your life and so little time to even go about during the day.

    Find something that you are good at can help realize that small step towards improvement. Diligence is the key to know that it is worth it.
  2. Should I really change

“Today’s generation has taken another level of redefining ‘self’, or at least that’s what the kids are saying. Having an army of teenage nieces and nephews has taught me that there are far worse things that they could have had than acne or maybe even promiscuity. So how does that fit into your lifestyle?
If history has taught us one thing, it’s the life that we have gone through. Try to see if partying Seventies style wouldn’t appeal to the younger generation, but dancing is part of partying. Watch them applaud after showing them how to really dance than break their bones in break-dancing.

  1. What’s the bright side in all of this?
    With so much is happening around us there seem to be no room for even considering that light at the end of the tunnel. We can still see it as something positive without undergoing so much scrutiny. And if it’s a train at the end of the tunnel, take it for a ride and see what makes the world go round!
  2. Am I comfortable with what I’m doing?
    There’s always the easy way and the right way when it comes to deciding what goes

“with which shoes, or purse, shirt and whatnot. It doesn’t take a genius to see yourself as someone unique, or else we’ll all be equally the same in everything we do. Variety brings in very interesting and exciting questions to be experimented.

  1. Have I done enough for myself?
    Have you, or is there something more you want to do? Discontentment in every aspect can be dangerous in large doses, but in small amounts you’ll be able to see and do stuff you could never imagine doing.
  2. Am I happy at where I am today?
    It’s an unfair question so let it be an answer! You love being a good and loving mom or dad to your kids, then take it up a notch! Your kids will love you forever. The same goes with everyday life!”

“7. Am I appealing to the opposite sex?
So maybe I don’t have an answer to that, but that doesn’t mean I can’t try it, though. Whether you shape-up, change the way you wear your clothes or hair, or even your attitude towards people, you should always remember it will always be for your own benefit.

  1. How much could I have?
    I suppose in this case there is no such things on having things too much or too little, but it’s more on how badly you really need it. I’d like to have lots of money, no denying that, but the question is that how much are you willing to work for it?
  2. What motivates me?
    What motivates you? It’s an answer you have to find out for yourself. There are so many things that can make everyone happy, but to choose one of the may be the hardest part. It’s not like you can’t have one serving of your favorite food in a buffet and that’s it. Just try it piece by piece.
  3. What Really Makes You Tick?
    So? What really makes you tick? You can be just about anything you always wanted to be, but to realize that attaining something that may seem very difficult is already giving up before you even start that journey. Always remember, that self-improvement is not just about the physical or philosophical change you have to undergo, but it’s something that you really want.”

The Goddess Bibles

A Memoir By

Laura Zukerman

What is Negative Self Talk !?

Negative Self-Talk takes a variety of forms. For instance, it can help you stay grounded by telling you that there are somethings you must avoid to stay safe and healthy. There are times when it can sound mean by telling you that you can never do anything right. You can also use this voice to take a realistic approach or develop fear or a fantasy.
The musings or thoughts of your inner critic can sound like a critical friend or partner from the past. This voice can take the path of cognitive distortions like blaming and catastrophizing. In other words, negative self-talk is that voice inside you that limits your ability and prevents you from believing in yourself. These thoughts diminish your ability to change your life. Negative self-talk isn’t just stressful, but it can also hinder your success.”

Ways of Negative Self Talk

Number 1

Regardless of what the situation is, you will focus on the negative aspects of the situation and ignore the positive ones. For instance, let us say that you had a great day of work. You completed every task assigned to you on time and did a thorough job of it. People showered you with compliments. However, you forget about those compliments and only focus on the tasks that you were unable to complete. You then begin to work on more tasks and put yourself under stress.”

Number 2 Personalizing

When you are in a bad situation, you blame yourself regardless of whether you were at fault or not. For instance, if you hear that your friends cancelled on a night out, you will assume that nobody wanted to come because they did not want to be with you.”

Number 3 catastrophe

You always anticipate the worst in a situation. When you wake up and stub your toe, you tell yourself that you woke up on the wrong side of the bed. You convince yourself that you will have a horrible day.”

Number 4 polarizing

Things or situations can only be good or bad. You never see the middle ground. Therefore, you strive to be perfect to ensure that every situation you are in is good. If there is ever a time when a situation is not in your favor, you convince yourself that you are a failure.”

“Toll of Negative Self-Talk
Negative self-talk has a disastrous effect on you. There are studies that link negative self-talk with low self-esteem and high levels of stress. This talk can lead to feelings of helplessness and demotivation. Therefore, it is important that you learn to fix this negative self-talk.
People who frequently engage in negative self-talk are often more stressed. This happens since their reality is slightly altered to help them experience the success they believe they have achieved. They need to create this experience since they do not see the many opportunities around them, and they do not capitalize on those opportunities. Therefore, the perception of stress is because of the change in behavior and perception. The consequences of the inner critic are listed below:”

“Limited Thinking
You constantly tell yourself that you cannot do something. The more you tell yourself that, you start to believe it. For example, if you tell yourself that you cannot pass an exam, you will start to believe it and eventually you will not pass that exam.”

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A Memoir By

Laura Zukerman

The Concept of Mindfulness


The concept of mindfulness comes to us from the Eastern cultures, and particularly from Buddhism — concepts that are over 2,500 years old. Its simple objective is to take you into a dynamic focus and lead you to fully paying attention. You pay attention to what is going on around you, to which emotions you are feeling, to how and what you are saying to others, to how and what you are thinking silently within your own mind, to how you are acting and behaving out in the world either alone or amongst others.

See how this ties into developing your EQ? It’s great!

In our Western societies, mindfulness courses and classes have mushroomed only over the past four decades or so. Mindfulness is now a mainstream concept and practice in Europe and North America. In fact, it’s not far off track to say that many Westerners eased into full meditation practice through the doorway of mindfulness practice.

The Western medical and mental health communities, at the same time, came to adapt Eastern mindfulness practices and approaches to their own needs; They have indeed been shown over time to help patients who have mental and emotional health[…]”

“Western psychology and psychiatry have also devised some more “Westerner-friendly” ways of learning and practicing mindfulness.; Medical professionals have assisted their patients in becoming more mindful, and seen it notably help reduce symptoms of depression, stress and anxiety, among others.

Versions of mindfulness and EQ that we see in these pages have also been extremely useful in diminishing or fully eliminating emotional trauma. Trauma from wartime experiences, from childhood or adult physical abuse or violence result in negative, protective feelings moving into place in our psyche. Whether it manifests as recurring nightmares or sleepless nights in fear of terrible nightmares, a strong anxiety around certain personality types, or a panicky retreat from society altogether – such strong feelings and emotions associated with trauma can be released through mindfulness practice. Knowing how to let go of the feelings helps diminish the power of the related memory as well. Military personnel returning from war zones and benefiting from a mindful release of traumatic feelings have gone so far as to state, “I finally got my life back”.”

“Determination. Awareness. Attention.

These are three key words that help you understand what mindfulness is.

Mindfulness means deliberately paying attention. Intentionally focusing. Nonjudgmentally observing life and living as it occurs around you. Being aware of your surroundings through all your senses.

If you are not paying attention, you don’t know whether you are missing out on something that matters to you! You can only decide what matters to you by giving attention to everything, and then prioritizing.

Mindfulness is a useful state from which to observe what’s going on within self, within other people, and out in the world at large. You pay attention to:

  • What is going on around you.
  • Which emotions you are experiencing.
  • How you are talking to people and what you are saying.
  • How people are talking to you and what they are saying.
  • Body language – yours and others’.
  • What others are doing and what they need.
  • How and what you are thinking.
  • How, how much and what you eat and drink and take into the body.
  • Nature – sounds, colors and movement.
  • And much more!

In other words, mindfulness is a dynamic state of awareness. It is a lively, conscious way of registering and processing information.

“This awareness of what is going on from moment to moment occurs without any judgement on your part.

We have all noticed young children engrossed in a given task. Nothing can pull their attention from it. They are creating some form of art, or building something, or they’re lost in a beloved story that they know by heart. We as adults can go into “the zone”, too! We are similarly experiencing a mindful absorption in the activity we are performing: running a long distance, reading an engrossing novel, lost in kneading the bread dough. Nearly no interference, noise or interruption seems to be able to break our focus. As the saying goes, “wild horses couldn’t pull us away.”

Millennia-old religious and spiritual practices have used some type of mindfulness technique from their very beginnings. Rites often blended them into practices. Prayer, singing hymns or chanting are nothing more than means of focusing – being mindful – on the spiritual energy and connection with the divine. Meditation (and mindfulness is part of achieving that quiet mind) is a spiritual aspect of many religions, including the Baha’i faith, Buddhism, Daoism, Hinduism, Jainism and Sikhism. By practicing mindfulness as we present it here, you are joining centuries of practitioners.

“That being said, sustained mindfulness is a tall order for most people! It means you have to pause and pay attention to absolutely everything going on around you and within you. That’s a lot to ask of anyone caught in the hustle-bustle of modern life. It’s a lot to ask as we are traveling, running businesses and earning a living, raising families, managing our homes.

Being mindful is difficult for the busy person that you are, granted. Especially with our last two or three decades of increasing solicitation by technology, media and the devices we all carry around to communicate, it’s hard to let go of that (apparent) connection and just observe attentively with our five senses for a while. We just don’t like to stop! But stop is exactly what we must do if we are to practice mindfulness and reap the benefits of doing so.

Becoming mindful means that most of us have to learn brand-new habits. Anyone can develop a more mindful state of being. Indeed, throughout the centuries, a number of specific activities have helped humans become fully aware and stay in the moment: Yoga, many martial arts such as Aikido, Chi Gong or Tai Chi, and meditation are some of the ancient ways we have moved ourselves into mindfulness. The ancients who lived with attention and determination were able to move into deeper, more sustained and long-term mindful states, as they quieted the noise of the ordinary mind and observed the world from a more peaceful state (7).

15th century poet Kabir said, “Wherever you are, that is the entry point.”

That is an important comment to keep in mind, because the first-time practitioner of mindfulness (and meditation as a whole) will get frustrated by wondering where to start.”

The Goddess Bibles

A Memoir By

Laura Zukerman

Emotional intelligence or an EQ Vs Intelligence Quotation or IQ

This consistently embarks upon the idea of emotional intelligence, emotional management and we are also call it an emotional awareness. In 1995 Daniel Goldman had this idea go viral in mental health and mental awareness immediately in the world of business. He will abbreviate this as an EI. The term was actually coined by two researchers peter salavoy and John Mayer. These two men were researchers of the Mayer salavoy emotional intelligence test. EQ is the personal ability you have to label and recognize your own emotions and feelings in your own emotional state.

There are two levels of your emotional EQ. Your emotional intelligence, it’s developing a habit of pausing and diverticulitis performing a habit of pausing and then objectification. There are many times that emotions when Anger or aggression come into play, and we are not able to think clear head idly. When EQ comes in , it’s allowing us to have objectivity with clear headiness. The third level of emotional intelligence is to objectify your own ability to rectify yourself at will. The ability to rectify or let go of strong feelings at will. You will be able to help others in need. If you are a high level ad emotional intelligent person you have a high EQ!

EQ is the ability to manage, control or identify our feelings. It is also the ability to understand and perceive the emotions of others, while being able to control their emotional state.

IQ however, is our intelligence quiotent. It is said to be the best way to measure how brain smart An individual is. This has no regard to emotional temperament. The IQ is a score given in a test like form to see how smart one is. It has been around since the early 20th century.

Now, you may not get tested on your EQ; however, it is somewhat of a personality test. An Eq is someones ability to identify, express, evaluate and control feeling. When you have a well known EQ, it shows in all aspects of your life.

“Personal Relationships and EQ

When you have a well-developed, highly functioning EQ, it shows in all aspects of your life. It certainly helps you stand out in the work world, but it also makes you remarkable in relationships with family, friends and strangers. For others, it is perhaps the lack of EQ that makes them stand out.

Here’s a few signs that you have a rather low EQ:


You have a hard time breaking away from your digital screen (phone, computer etc.) and thus don’t know how to really create a face-to-face relationship.


You are not good at all at making and sustaining eye contact – and even avoid it.


You are well-known for your inappropriate responses to circumstances. For instance, you spontaneously burst out in laughter when someone near you falls and injures himself or even bleeds, or when you see someone nearby in a fit of anger who is yelling and flailing around.


You always seem to rub people the wrong way; you irritate people. In other words, you don’t know how to get along with people – it’s not intuitive for you to know how to act, what to say[…]”

“Exercise 3: Learning To Read The Body

Almost all of your heavier, negative emotions as well as your lighter, positive feelings can easily be felt as sensations in your physical body.

Consider the feeling of anger. What happens in your body when you are feeling quite angry? Your muscles tighten up – fists clenched, muscles taut and ready for attack, face all tied up in an angry grimace. And then there is your voice, also a natural part of your body. Depending on your style of anger, your voice will get very tight and quiet or very loose and loud. It doesn’t take many experiences of anger for you to identify that feeling from how your body is reacting.

Now consider the feeling of sadness or grief. Your body also manifests this feeling. It becomes heavy, like you’re carrying around a ton of cement, making you feel like you’re being pulled downwards (thus the metaphor of “feeling down”). If you are sitting, it’s hard for you to get up; if you are standing, it’s hard for you to walk. You just don’t want to move. Depending on the degree of sadness or grief, and how sudden it has come upon[…]”

“Emotionally Charged Thinking

With a bit of reflection, we realize that feelings fill our thoughts as well. While we have some neutral (or “objective”) thoughts, most of our thinking is actually charged with either positive or negative emotions.

Even the simplest thought — like, “I’m running late” — can be full of emotions. It may be accompanied by anxiety, apathy, fear, self-importance, acceptance, joyful excitement and so on. The feeling that arises with the thought can be positive or negative, depending on the context.

Look at the following examples and consider whether the thought comes from — or is filled with — positive or negative feelings, or if it’s more objective and neutral.

  • The sun is shining.
  • She is in a crappy mood, watch out!
  • What is wrong with them today?
  • How dare you!
  • How does he do that?
  • I woke up feeling so great today!
  • And to think I woke up feeling good…
  • How could you be so stupid!
  • Is it smart to do it this way, do you think?
  • It’s raining.
  • Look at how well I did the job!
  • Piss off! Get away from me!
  • I’ll never, ever, get it right.
  • Ah…What a wonderful meal!

“Keep in mind that the statement’s feelings may shift depending on the mood of the person who verbalizes them. Think of how actors are capable of changing emphasis on one word or infusing a certain statement with emotion. This skill is especially vital to have as a voice actor; Such an actor must convey real meaning through their voice alone. With some training, any high-EQ individual can easily learn to do this as well!”

“Exercise 5: Learning to Avoid Thought Traps

In your path towards higher EQ, you will most likely run into “thought traps” — which tend to become habitual for many of us. A typical thought trap usually unfolds something like this:


You have a negative thought – perhaps in reaction to something another person said or did to you.


You repeat that thought over and over, almost obsessively, in your head.


You come to believe that this thought is true about that person – or about you.


You stir up negative feelings in yourself all on your own – because no one else has the power to do so, right? – and start feeling them in your body through a tightness in your throat, chest or gut area.

We all have lots and lots of self-talk going on throughout the day – those inner conversations that go on in that space between our ears. And, unfortunately — for the vast majority of us — it is mostly negative! We talk ourselves into and out of doing things, learning more, changing habits and so on through negative self-talk. Because the negative talk is usually more prevalent than positive.


Self-management — in regards to improving your EQ — takes awareness of your own feelings, behaviors and reactions one step further. Self-management is your at-will ability to delay personal gratification, in the name of more personal mastery over strong feelings or urges. In the name of a quiet, more balanced observation of other people around you. In the name of allowing others to shine.

Let’s say, for instance, that you always cave in to your craving to eat chocolate whenever it is available. Typically, you’ll have a thought flash through your head that says, “I want chocolate RIGHT NOW!” And you will grab some chocolate and eat it without further delay. You might ask what eating chocolate has to do with high EQ. It’s not the chocolate that’s at issue here, but the feeling of “craving” it. Part of what successful portion control or food choice is all about is delaying gratification.

Anyone who has been on one or more diets realizes this! That is, you do not cave into that strong feeling of desire for the thing. You put things off, or delay them, at least for a bit. You bite your tongue, you feel[…]”

“As another example, let’s say, for instance, that from a feeling of superiority (a feeling that falls in the category of pride and judgement), when it comes to starting a new project at the office, or doing a family project at home with the children, you just cannot help yourself from controlling exactly how things unfold. You cannot keep yourself from telling every participant in the project how to do their part of the work.

What is more, you tell them how to do it in the detail. And beyond that? You’re always looking over their shoulders to make sure they are they are doing it exactly according to your prescription. No beloved leader of high EQ micro-manages his people like this! So what do you need to do to move out of this low-EQ tendency to reign supreme over everyone else? You need to delay your gratification.

Sure, you may be highly gratified by the feeling of superiority. In much the same way as with a craving for chocolate, you will need to bite your tongue whenever you wish to tell someone that they’re doing things wrong. Instead, you’ll ask them their opinion on how things[…]”

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Mindfulness, How Mindfulness Practice is Helpful & Letting Go of Suffering.

Mindfulness means paying attention , on purpose to the present moment without any judgement. In mindfulness practice you bring focused awareness to a present moment, sensation, thought or feeling. This is without clinging to it. Also without resisting it, to trying to change it. It involves focusing you attention lightly , with gentle acceptance, like a butterfly resting in the palm of your hand. Until the butterfly of course moves away on its own. You attend to the on going flow of experience , gently observing as it rises and falls. Mindfulness is to improve your overall wellbeing. For starters it reduces stress and helps people feel more grounded. mindfulness can be thought of as letting go of suffering. This could even be for just a few moments at a time. When you are practicing mindfulness you are becoming aware of sensations, thoughts, feelings and focusing your attention on your breathing. The breaths you take become an object of concentration. You the witness, help its rise and fall.

By attending to whats happening in our bodies , our awareness settles into the present. In the present you will naturally feel the flow of the breaths you are inhaling and exhaling. If you then become mindful of other things such as thoughts and feelings- you will naturally experience them in the here and now. As well as their flow, they will rise and fall too. Just as the breath does.

Our thoughts are ever changing, sometimes more focused and clear, sometimes more clouded and cluttered. Some of the times are minds are wandering without focus or attention. At other times we are unaware of our thoughts or how those thoughts are impacting are feelings and actions.

When are minds are leaping around from one thought to the next, it is often like a monkey jumping from tree to tree. Mindfulness experts call this “Monkey mind.” Monkey Mind happens when our minds wander. When thoughts can’t seem to stay focused. The thoughts will either jump right to the future or straight to the past. That is racing and worrying thoughts. This can sometimes lead to suffering. Practicing mindfulness makes you aware of your mind. It is a way to tend to the here and now. This provides an alternative to suffering.

  • Be more aware of your mind and the ongoing process of thinking, noticing all that it says. This means gently observing thinking without any need to react to it.
  • Cultivate calmness in the presence of unpleasant thoughts. Unhelpful thoughts would be the same thing. Also stay away from challenging feelings.
  • Feel less stress, worry and rumination.
  • Be less reactive and more flexible in your approach to life.
  • Experience improvement in physical health and the quality of the life you are now living.

Practicing mindfulness even for a short while brings your attention to the moment and the the ever-changing experiences of being alive. Sensations, thoughts and feelings can be observed. Rather then, reacted against or engaged by. While observing you begin to act on them freely or not.

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What is Taxonomy & Dichotomy?

What are the 8 level of taxonomy?

An example of taxonomy is the way living beings are divided up into Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species. An example of taxonomy is the Dewey Decimal system – the way libraries classify non-fiction books by division and subdivisions

There are four taxonomic fundamental components which simplify the process of identification up to species level. These components are identification, characterization, classification and naming.

Carolus Linnaeus The father of taxonomy:

Carl Linnaeus, also known as Carl von Linné or Carolus Linnaeus, is often called the Father of Taxonomy. His system for naming, ranking, and classifying organisms is still in wide use today (with many changes). In the 1700s, he developed a way to name and organize species that we still use today. His two most important contributions to taxonomy were: A hierarchical classification system

What is a dichotomous key?

A dichotomous key is a tool that allows the user to determine the identity of items in the natural world, such as trees, wildflowers, mammals, reptiles, rocks, and fish. Keys consist of a series of choices that lead the user to the correct name of a given item. “Dichotomous” means “divided into two parts”.

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Tis the Season for Spring in the Air.

In a few days it will be the beginning of a new season, with all the changes that it entails. Now, let’s take the word change and apply it to our personal life to see how this simple word can have a huge impact on our well-being. Where does change begin? The answer is simple: our brain.
Boost your well-being this month by exploring these 5 ideas linked to your brain:
Action words: “When I change my thoughts, I change my life.”
Activity: Meditation. As it promotes concentration, it is a sure way to increase your brain power. Just a few minutes a day are enough for noticeable improvements.
Food: Blueberries. Because they are high in antioxidants, they help protect the brain and improve brain function.
Color: Indigo. Associated to the third-eye chakra, located between the eyebrows, behind the forehead, it is a part of the brain that can be made more powerful through meditation, and leads to greater awareness.
Sounds: Tibetan singing bowls. Listening to recordings of these sounds engages our relaxation reflex and can help to induce a deep meditative state.
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Self Motivation

4 Steps to Healthier Behavior

Occasional rewards can help you stay on track when you’re working hard to make positive behavior changes. Here are steps you can take

Jump to: Motivate Yourself Reward Balance Self-Reinforcement Positive Activities

If you’re trying to lose weight, get fit, reduce stress or anxiety, stay sober, or manage any type of health condition, you know how much work it takes to change old, ingrained habits, set new goals, and commit to healthier behaviors. Ending old, ingrained habits and committing to healthier ones—like eating better, exercising more and following your doctor’s advice for better mental health—can be challenging to say the least and oftentimes it’s just plain hard to stay motivated. 

Reaching your goals and  feeling a sense of achievement are certainly the ultimate rewards, but as you’re striving to get there, the intangible reward of better health may not be enough motivation for you to keep up the good work.

“Most of us could use some tangible rewards from time to time, something to provide a lift and keep us going,” says Katrina Firlik, MD, chief medical officer of HealthPrize Technologies and author of Another Day in the Frontal Lobe: A Brain Surgeon Exposes Life on the Inside. “That’s especially true when the work we’re doing to stay healthy is difficult and seemingly never ends.”

One way to stay on track is to give yourself an occasional reward, something to mark milestones and celebrate the positive changes you’re making, big and small. Here are some ideas.

#1. Motivate Yourself from Inside and Out

Mental health experts use the terms intrinsic (internal) and extrinsic (external) when describing motivations to act. Intrinsic motivation comes from within yourself, and often requires no more reward other than performing the act itself. Extrinsic motivation comes from somewhere outside of the act itself.

Think about it in terms of artistic endeavors. Your motivation is intrinsic if you find great enjoyment in painting a picture or writing a poem. At the same time, if your poem is going to be published, or your painting purchased, those are extrinsic motivations. In the same vein, many people find great satisfaction in helping others through volunteer work, participating in athletic events, or pursuing a career in a field of interest, regardless of the pay scale. If you are internally motivated to do something, there is often no need and no particular benefit to an external reward, because that internal reward of personal satisfaction is enough. 

#2. Find Your Reward Balance

Life is a balancing act, however, and most people have both internal and external motivations for their choices and behaviors. And most people need, expect, and are motivated by the prospect of some type of reward for their hard work. You need to get paid, even if you love your job. You need to see results if you are making difficult changes in your lifestyle in order to lose weight, get fit, stay sober, or otherwise improve yourself.

When it comes to self-improvement, you already know good physical and mental health is your best reward, but you probably also know that it hasn’t always been enough to sustain your best efforts to change. You need more incentives along the way, something to help you stick with it. It can be as simple as remembering to pat yourself on the back or buying yourself a fun new pen, any small thing that feels positive and makes you feel good.Article continues below

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“When it comes to reinforcing new health-related behaviors, like taking a daily blood pressure pill, for instance, drawing on intrinsic motivation can be difficult, even though avoiding a stroke or heart attack should be reward enough,” says Dr. Firlik. “That’s when external rewards can be particularly helpful, especially in the beginning when you are first establishing a new habit.” Consider treating yourself to a frivolous gift from the pharmacy whenever you’re there on time to refill your prescription, she suggests, something like a fun magazine or a special bar of soap. 

#3. Practice Self-Reinforcement

To help make positive self-reward work for you, make a list of things, big and small, that you will truly find rewarding. Keep that list handy so that every time you accomplish even the smallest thing, every time you meet a short-term goal, you can refer to your list. Rewards can be material things or activities. The best reward is one that brings you closer to your goal, like new workout gear when you’re trying to get fit. It’s important to reward yourself only when you’ve earned it, and to match the size of the reward with the size of your accomplishment, so you don’t run out of positive reinforcers and always have something to work towards, something to look forward to.

It’s also important not to choose rewards that could sabotage your long-term goals. If you’re in the process of losing weight, for instance, and you want to reward yourself for practicing portion control all week, it may not be a good idea (yet) to take yourself out to eat at a favorite restaurant. Instead, choose something non-edible, like an inexpensive new scarf or belt or other clothing accessory. On the other hand, if you are at a point where you can be satisfied with just a small serving of ice cream, or any small snack, lose the idea of “forbidden foods” and go ahead and give yourself an edible reward from time to time.

As you sense that your small accomplishments and changes in behavior are becoming permanent new habits, you can give yourself bigger and more trivial rewards. Buy yourself flowers, special beauty or grooming products, a massage, or a piece of jewelry. Take a day off from work for no reason other than to catch up with yourself. When your new habits are firmly entrenched, you can look forward to bigger rewards, like a a more expensive piece of clothing than you would normally buy for yourself or perhaps a long-dreamed of trip abroad. 

#4. Choose Positive Activities

“You may find after time that you need fewer material rewards and more positive, routine activities to distract you from negative feelings and help you stay on your chosen path,” suggests Dr. Firlik. That’s good news! A positive diversion can be a new hobby, a new way to exercise, a group or club you’d like to join, a continuing ed class you now have time to attend. Smaller diversions can also help you stay on track whenever you’re feeling bored, upset or a little down. Again, keep a list of activities that you can refer to when you think your emotions are about to get the best of you and you need to focus your mind on something else. Some ideas include writing in a journal, calling a friend, taking a walk, listening to music, washing your car or your dog, or taking a trip to the library or a local museum or gallery. These small diversions can help change your perspective and tide you over until the negativity passes.

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How to Stay Mentally Healthy When Dealing With a Sociopath/Psychopath!

Working alongside a toxic person will take a toll on your psychological well-being. These strategies can reduce the damage.

While not every charming person you meet will be a sociopath, if you feel like you’re being manipulated, gaslighted, or otherwise messed with by an exceedingly lovely (read: cunning) person, it is possible you’re becoming the victim of a sociopath’s mind games. Or, at the very least, you’re being strung along by someone with those tendencies. This can be an incredibly disorienting experience, whether it’s happening in your relationship, at work, or in a friendship. So the more you know about sociopaths, and the faster you can get out of manipulative situations, the better.

But first, what, exactly, is a true sociopath? “A sociopath falls into the category of cluster-B personality disorders,” therapist Rev. Sheri Heller, LCSW, tells Bustle, adding that they’re similar to psychopaths, but tend to be less savvy and less polished — and thus easier to identify.

That doesn’t mean, however, that they can’t put you through the proverbial ringer. “Sociopaths are master manipulators and have a way of controlling others around them,” NYC-based therapist Kimberly Hershenson, LMSW, tells Bustle. “The way you dress to who you associate with can all be influenced by a sociopath,” without you even realizing it.

To help keep yourself out of toxic situations, here are some mind games sociopaths play, and other ways to spot them, according to experts.

1. They’re A Little Too Charming 

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A classic trait of sociopaths it that they “use charm and manipulation in order to get what they want,” board-certified psychiatrist Dr. Susan L. Edelman, tells Bustle. So if you’re speaking to one, it might feel as if they’re being a little too nice.

They have mastered the art of charming people to get their way. But one way to spot a lack of genuine kindness is to think about how it makes you feel. “At first, you may feel charmed,” Dr. Edelman says, “while later you’ll feel scared or confused.”

It’s important to trust your gut, especially when it comes to meeting new people. If someone is “too” charming or nice, you may want to learn a bit more about them, and take everything they say with a grain of salt.

2. They Show Zero Remorse

Let’s say you were to catch a sociopath in a lie. While most people would admit their wrongdoing and apologize, a true sociopath might go to great lengths to convince you you’re wrong.

“Over time, you’ll notice that this person is very comfortable lying to people and has little or no empathy for other’s feelings,” Dr. Edelman says. “They also don’t show remorse when they hurt others as they have no conscience.”

That’s why, even if you call them out on their lie, or tell them how much the lie affected you, it won’t necessarily stop them from telling a lie again. And they certainly won’t truly care about the negative impact they had.

3. They Blame You For Everything

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If you’re being blamed for everything — for example, a partner always tells you arguments are 100 percent your fault — consider it a red flag. As Heller says, “If the sociopath is psychologically savvy, [they] may use psychological concepts to innocently pathologize the target and characterize [them] as the unintentional instigator.”

In other words, when dealing with a sociopath, nothing will ever be their fault. They prefer to blame and manipulate others, instead of owning — or apologizing for — their mistakes.

4. They Try To Confuse You

One way sociopaths are able to manipulate others is by confusing them, and twisting words in their favor — all so they can get their way. For example, “a sociopath might say something, then insist he didn’t say it,” therapist Karen R. Koenig, MEd, LCSW, tells Bustle.

As a partner, a sociopath might deny that they admitted a fear and accuse you of making it up, Koenig says. As a boss, they might claim credit for your successful work. As a coworker, they might spread a rumor about you and act shocked when it comes back around to them.

These are examples of a sociopath confusing those they interact with, as a form of manipulation.

5. They Seem To Enjoy Messing With Your Head

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A sociopath will show no remorse while messing with your head — and they may even seem to enjoy doing so.

As an example, Koenig says they might insist you speak your mind to a friend, and then when your friend becomes offended, they’ll act sympathetic and take your side and say how awfully the friend treated you. This is one way a sociopath’s manipulative behavior may play out. But unfortunately, there are many others.

That’s why it’s so important to recognize signs you’re dealing with a sociopath, so you don’t get caught up in their games.

6. They Gaslight You 

In a similar vein, if you feel like you can’t “win” an argument with someone, no matter what you say or how reasonable you’re being, it could be of sign of gaslighting— which is a tactic many sociopaths use in order to confuse their victims.

“Gaslighters manipulate your words then use them against you, so you end up saying, ‘But I didn’t mean…’ and keep trying to defend yourself,” Koenig says. “The goal is to invalidate you and make you question your sanity.”

This, again, puts them in a position of power, which is right where sociopaths like to be.

7. They’re A Little Bit Threatening 


In an effort to control you, a sociopath might even dish out a threat or two. “Sociopaths often use threats to keep you in their control, such as threats of suicide or saying ‘you’ll be sorry’ for your behavior,” Hershenson says.

They also might give off a threatening vibe because they aren’t being genuine. It can be difficult to spot someone who’s lying or manipulating those around them, and sometimes it’s just all about their “vibe.” If something feels negative, there’s a good chance it is. 

8. They Flatter You Endlessly

A sociopath will likely do whatever they can to win you over, and often that means dishing out compliments and flattering remarks. But if you know what to look for, you may be able to spot these compliments as disingenuous.

“Compliments feel good, but [a sociopath’s] flattery feels like too much,” Hershenson says. “Instead of saying they enjoy being with you, a sociopath might say, ‘You are the most amazing person I’ve ever met and I can’t imagine life without you,’ even though you’ve only known them a short time.”

Again, it’s all about trusting your gut. If a person or situation seems too good to be true, they may not be someone you want to get too close to.

9. They Lie And Cheat

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Casual and blatant, yet totally incessant lying is a huge sign of sociopathy, and especially so when the lies are helping the person reach an important goal.

“Someone who has sociopathic tendencies has a lack of remorse or regard for others,” Dr. Joshua Klapow, clinical psychologist and host of The Web radio show, tells Bustle. “They are driven by what gets them towards a goal, and they are not going to play by the same rules of morality and ‘right and wrong’ as you are.”

When it comes to sociopaths, they aren’t going to follow usual codes of conduct, and might give off weird vibes as a result.

10. They Justify Breaking The Law

Because sociopaths (and even people with sociopathic tendencies) can only focus on themselves and their own needs, they rarely think twice before breaking the law. And in the process, they may even try to cover it up by manipulating your reaction.

“They will break rules and laws with strong justification and try to make you believe that if you can’t see how it is OK, something is wrong with you,” Dr. Klapow says. Asociopath will never admit that they did something wrong, or that they’re flawed in any way. If breaking a law benefits them, that’s all they’ll focus on.

11. They’ll Seem Oh So Very Sincere

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The tricky thing with sociopaths, is they’re really good at lying, and thus really good at coming off as totally sincere when trying to get their way. Unfortunately, this can include using their talents to come off as genuine — even when they really aren’t.

“They can be quite sophisticated in their approach,” Dr. Klapow says. “You may feel they are being sincere and then turn around and find out they have manipulated your good will and trust. Lying, manipulation, and seduction to get you connected with them are all games the sociopath will play.”

12. They Treat You Differently

“If they seem to be engaging you deeply and emotionally, but have a bad reputation with others, these are all warning signs,” Dr. Klapow says. You might, for example, notice that someone is disliked at work, but for some reason they’re super sweet to you.

“Keep your eyes open and focused not just on how they are treating you and what your interactions with them are like, but how do others see them,” Dr. Klapow says. This can be a big clue, and it can help you see past their veneer.

13. Something “Doesn’t Feel Right”


When dealing with a sociopath, you might not be able to put your finger on what, exactly, is “off” about them. But that feeling, that gut instinct that something’s wrong, will likely still be there.

“With a sociopath, that ‘something is not right’ feeling could be your first and only warning sign,” Dr. Klapow says. “Trust it.”

Because if something feels strange, and you think you’re being lied to, manipulated, or gaslighted, that very well may be true. And when it comes to sociopaths, this is what they’re skill at doing. Anyone can get caught up in a sociopath’s toxicity, but being able to spot the signs can make it easier to keep yourself safe.

When people think of a psychopath, they often conjure up images of serial killers. And while most serial killers likely are psychopaths, many more psychopaths aren’t murderers. In fact, research over the past couple of decades reveals that some psychopaths are successful professionals who excel in the workplace.

Unfortunately, that means there’s a chance you might find yourself working next to a psychopath. And while a psychopathic co-worker might not pose any physical danger to you, there certainly is a big emotional risk.

Dealing with a workplace psychopath can take a toll on your psychological well-being. And it could hurt your career if you’re not careful. Learning how to spot a workplace psychopath and understanding how to deal with one can reduce some of the damage.

How to Spot a Successful Psychopath

2010 study published in the Journal of Research and Personality titled “The Search of the Successful Psychopath” examined what separates psychopaths who become criminals from psychopaths who succeed in business.

Researchers concluded that successful psychopaths share the same core features as other psychopaths. They’re arrogant, dishonest, and callous. They experience little remorse, minimize self-blame, exploit people, and exhibit shallow affect.

What made successful psychopaths different was their level of conscientiousness. Psychopaths who become criminals rank low in this personality trait. Successful psychopaths, however, rank higher in conscientiousness.

Ranking higher in conscientiousness means that successful psychopaths are less impulsive, negligent, and irresponsible than the psychopaths who live a life of crime. That doesn’t mean successful psychopaths are always law-abiding citizens, however. They just might be smart enough not to get caught.

Psychopaths are most often male. But that doesn’t mean you’ll never encounter a female psychopath. Although they’re not as common, they do exist and they can be just as harmful as male psychopaths.

Why Psychopaths Sometimes Succeed in the Workplace

Psychologists estimate 1 percent of the population meets the criteria for psychopathy. Yet about 3 percent of business leaders may be psychopaths. By comparison, an estimated 15 percent of prison inmates are estimated to be psychopaths.

So why would a disproportionate number of business leaders be psychopaths? Researchers suspect their characteristics and behavior may give them some competitive advantages in the workplace.

For example, they’re quite charming. That can come in quite handy when someone is looking to network with powerful people.

They also have a grandiose sense of self. When they say they can skyrocket the company to new heights, they believe it. And they often convince others that they’re capable and competent too.

They’re also good at manipulating people. They know how to use guilt and flattery to get what they want.

How to Deal With a Psychopath

Whether you’re convinced your boss is a psychopath or you’re concerned your colleague is a psychopath, there’s a good chance that you’ve encountered at least one psychopath in the workplace.

Switching teams, changing departments, or finding a new job altogether may not feel like an option. But it’s best to avoid psychopaths whenever possible because working alongside a toxic person will take a toll on your psychological well-being.

If you must deal with a psychopath, try these five strategies:

1. Keep Your Emotions in Check 

No matter how frustrated or upset you feel, keep your emotions in check. Losing your cool gives a psychopath more power over you, as he’ll see that he can manipulate your emotions. Present a calm demeanor at all times.  

2. Don’t Show That You’re Intimidated

Psychopaths often use intimidation to control others. A psychopath may make subtle threats, stand over you while you’re talking, or use aggressive language to get you to back down. Stand your ground in an assertive manner, and report incidents of bullying or harassment to human resources.

3. Don’t Buy Into Their Stories

Psychopaths often use long-winded tales to paint themselves as victims. They often blame other people and refuse to take any responsibility for their wrongdoing. Showing sympathy for them plays into their hand, so keep discussions centered on facts only.

4. Turn the Conversation Back on Them

Pointing out a psychopath’s flaws can be the best way to disarm them. So when a psychopath blames someone else, turn the conversation back on them. Say something like, “Are you doing OK today? I saw how you responded in the meeting today and I wonder if you might be stressed out.”

5. Opt for Online Communication Whenever You Can

2016 study published in Personality and Individual Differences found that psychopaths excel at negotiating when they’re communicating face-to-face. Online conversations make it difficult–if not impossible–for them to charm their way into a better deal. So consider requesting all communication occur via email if you can.  

Build Your Mental Strength 

If you can’t escape daily interaction with a psychopath, it’s especially important to work on building your mental muscles. Get proactive about taking care of yourself and managing your stress.

If you’re struggling, consider talking to a mental health professional. It’s difficult to stay mentally strong when you’re working alongside a toxic person. 

Anorexia AND overcoming it

A typically healthy person may have difficulty understanding someone who is suffering from anorexia. – After all, why would anyone want to consciously starve themselves? It’s critical, then, that an understanding of the way anorexia manipulates the mind and cause issues with body image acceptance, be achieved in order to better understand such patients. Developing an understanding also helps avoid pushing them even further into their illness.

Anyone suffering from issues stemming from body image acceptance has difficulty correlating the person they see in the mirror with the person they see in their head. The version of themselves that exists internally will override even the direst physical issues, issues that are obvious to everyone but them. Whether it is because of a need to exert control over at least one aspect of their lives or because they feel the need for approval, the nature of the eating disorder quickly overtakes a person through an obsession with their weight, the calories they consume and the amount of exercise they perform. This obsession becomes the cornerstone of an individual with anorexia. Other activities and interests fall by the wayside.

Anorexia leads sufferers to believe that even healthy foods are bad for them, even if there is no logical evidence to support these beliefs. In fact there can be nothing but evidence to the contrary, but the person suffering from anorexia does not listen to reason and will assert their irrational claims regardless. This disease twists even the most logical arguments a loved one can pose – and the person suffering from this disease will become more obstinate the harder they are pressed.

They can even begin to notice their body’s cries for help – weakness, fatigue, feeling faint – and interpret them as positive, even desirable. Instead of reading these as signs that they need to care for themselves, they strive for these symptoms and will associate them with success.

It’s key to remember that although expressions of concern are natural, a person suffering from anorexia can interpret these expressions as positive reinforcement. Just as feeling faint and looking gaunt are something to strive for, hearing others express concern only seems to reinforce that individual’s belief that they are succeeding.

Because anorexia is so all consuming, it cannot be effectively treated by the average person. Medical supervision, along with therapy to assess and treat the root causes of the disease and its effects on the brain are necessary if a person suffering from this disease is to recover.

Mental health refers to our cognitive, behavioral, and emotional wellbeing – it is all about how we think, feel, and behave. The term ‘mental health‘ is sometimes used to mean an absence of a mental disorder. Mental health can affect daily life, relationships, and even physical health.

The Three Main Laws of Conscious Creation

  • There are three main laws for conscious creation. They are the law of attraction, the law of detachment and the law of God Action. When you know these three laws, you’ll be able to create your perfect reality like a master. This trinity of laws form the perfect creation of all reality. You would experience what you would call the perfect life by using these three laws together.
  • Perfection is the result of the perfect working of universal forces. Perfect understanding of universal forces enables perfect reality creation.

  • The law of attraction states that energy attracts like energy, and what you focus your mind on is what you attract. Knowing the law of attraction is the first step that turns you into a conscious creator of your reality. You know that you create everything with the power of intention.
  • You become conscious of how everything you experience is created by you. With the awareness of this universal law, you become awakened and live life like a lucid dreamer. You are creating consciously instead of unconsciously.
    The law of detachment states that creation is free to be worked on by the universal mind when you mentally and emotionally detach from your intention. Knowing this law enables you to allow your creation work to happen without sabotaging it.
  • Spirit is free and unbounded, therefore when you let go of your intention, you are expressing your true nature as a free spirit. By resonating as your true self, you allow it to carry out the work of creation fully. Detachment allows your creation work to happen unhindered.

  • The law of God Action states that it is the universe itself that is creating through you. Knowing this law enables you to allow all your creation work to be guided by a higher power. You know that your existence in this dimension is simply a channel for the universal mind to express itself through. Your personal creation is meant to be a portion of the universal creation that is in progress. When you create from this level, your intentions are in alignment with your higher self, therefore everything works out perfectly.

  • Awareness of each of these laws enables you to be conscious on a certain level. Those who know the law of attraction without knowing the law of detachment will wonder why their intentions keep failing to manifest. They are not conscious that they are getting in the way by interfering too much with the manifestation process. Being aware of the law of detachment enables you to be conscious that it is not your conscious mind but your subconscious mind that creates. Your creation becomes more effortless.

  • Those who know the law of attraction and law of detachment without knowing the law of God Action will wonder why certain things are still not happening for them. They’re not conscious that everything is really going their way in the higher scheme of things. Being aware of the law of God Action enables you to be conscious that the work of creation is taking place through you from a higher level of reality. Everything is happening in accordance with divine order and timing. Your creation operation becomes perfect.

  • Understanding each law gives you better understanding of the other laws, because these three laws function as one. Everything is really the law of attraction. When you do not detach, you are attracting both your desire and the absence of it. When you have an intention to create something, you are simultaneously creating the absence of it. Because if it already existed, you wouldn’t be intending to create it. Detachment resolves the duality by letting go of the intention while still attracting it into manifestation.

  • Knowing that everything is God in Action enables you to understand the truth about detachment. When you detach, you let go and let God take over. The intention of your higher self is communicated to you through your heart’s desire. Focusing on your true desire instead of your fear attracts it to you. You then detach from the intention and turn it over again to your higher self. All true intentions come from your higher self and return to your higher self to be worked on. All that you have to do is be in alignment.

  • You sometimes attract what you do not think you are intending because it is the result of the intentions of your higher self. The law of attraction is always functioning in perfect harmony with the law of God action. Whatever that you or your higher self is intending is always attracted into your life.
  • The intentions of your higher self are the primary attracting power. Your higher self works everything out for you. Detachment is for the purpose of surrendering to your higher self as well as divine order and timing.

  • Be, do and have. Everything that you have is the result of what you attracted. Creation follows a rhythm of doing and non-doing. You mentally act when you intend, and you mentally rest when you detach. Everything that you do or intend comes from a place of being when you are following your heart’s desire.
  • Understanding the three laws is how you are able to be, do and have according to universal harmony and perfection. Be first, then do and have. Be inspired, then intend and detach, and have fulfillment.
    You create everything that you experience whether consciously or unconsciously.
  • Knowledge is awareness and the more you have it, the more of a conscious creator you will be. Your level of awareness determines your level of reality creation. Knowing the law of attraction is the first level of being a conscious creator. Knowing the law of detachment is the next level. Knowing the law of God Action is the highest level of all. When you know all the three laws, you can create your reality perfectly at all levels.

8 Proven Psychic Spiritual Senses & 5 steps to Healing Yourself


  1. Activate Your Spiritual Senses.
  2. Find Blockages In your Energetic Body
  3. Cut or Disintegrate Blockages
  4. Remove Blockages
  5. Refuel with Healing and Loving Energy

If you follow these steps, your energy will be clear on a constant basis. Your day to day quality of life will be much better.


For more than a decade, heart disease and cancer have claimed the first and second spots respectively as the leading causes of deaths in America. Together, the two causes are responsible for 46 percentTrusted Source of deaths in the United States.

Combined with the third most common cause of death — chronic lower respiratory diseases — the three diseases account for halfTrusted Source of all deaths in the United States.

For more than 30 years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been collecting and examining causes of death. This information helps researchers and doctors understand if they need to address growing epidemics in healthcare.

The numbers also help them understand how preventive measures may help people live longer and healthier lives.

The top 12 causes of death in the United States account for more than 75 percent of all deaths. Learn about each of the main causes and what can be done to prevent them.

The following data is taken from the CDC’s 2017 reportTrusted Source.

1. Heart disease

Number of deaths per year: 635,260

Percent of total deaths: 23.1 percent

More common among:

  • men
  • people who smoke
  • people who are overweight or obese
  • people with a family history of heart disease or heart attack
  • people over age 55

What causes heart disease?

Heart disease is a term used to describe a range of conditions that affect your heart and blood vessels. These conditions include:

Tips for prevention

Lifestyle changes can prevent many cases of heart disease, such as the following:

2. Cancer

Number of deaths per year: 598,038

Percent of total deaths: 21.7 percent

More common among: Each type of cancer has a specific set of risk factors, but several risk factors are common among multiple types. These risk factors include:

  • people of a certain age
  • people who use tobacco and alcohol
  • people exposed to radiation and a lot of sunlight
  • people with chronic inflammation
  • people who are obese
  • people with a family history of the disease

What causes cancer?

Cancer is the result of rapid and uncontrolled cell growth in your body. A normal cell multiplies and divides in a controlled manner. Sometimes, those instructions become scrambled. When this happens, the cells begin to divide at an uncontrolled rate. This can develop into cancer.

Tips for prevention

There’s no clear way to avoid cancer. But certain behaviors have been linked to increased cancer risk, like smoking. Avoiding those behaviors may help you cut your risk. Good changes to your behaviors include things like:

  • Maintain a healthy weight. Eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly.
  • Quit smoking and drink in moderation.
  • Avoid direct exposure to the sun for extended periods of time. Don’t use tanning beds.
  • Have regular cancer screenings, including skin checks, mammograms, prostate exams, and more.

3. Accidents (unintentional injuries)

Number of deaths per year: 161,374

Percent of total deaths: 5.9 percent

More common among:

  • men
  • people ages 1 to 44
  • people with risky jobs

What causes accidents?

Accidents lead to more than 28 millionTrusted Source emergency room visits each year. The three leading causes of accident-related death are:

  • unintentional falls
  • motor vehicle traffic deaths
  • unintentional poisoning deaths

Tips for prevention

Unintentional injuries may be the result of carelessness or a lack of careful action. Be aware of your surroundings. Take all proper precautions to prevent accidents or injuries.

If you hurt yourself, seek emergency medical treatment to prevent serious complications.

4. Chronic lower respiratory diseases

Number of deaths per year: 154,596

Percent of total deaths: 5.6 percent

More common among:

  • women
  • people over age 65
  • people with a history of smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke
  • people with a history of asthma
  • individuals in lower-income households

What causes respiratory diseases?

This group of diseases includes:

Each of these conditions or diseases prevents your lungs from working properly. They can also cause scarring and damage to the lung’s tissues.

Tips for prevention

Tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure are the primary factors in the development of these diseases. Quit smoking. Limit your exposure to other people’s smoke to reduce your risk.

See what readers had to say when asked for real and practical tips to help you quit smoking.

5. Stroke

Number of deaths per year: 142,142

Percent of total deaths: 5.18 percent

More common among:

What causes a stroke?

stroke occurs when the blood flow to your brain is cut off. Without oxygen-rich blood flowing to your brain, your brain cells begin to die in a matter of minutes.

The blood flow can be stopped because of a blocked artery or bleeding in the brain. This bleeding may be from an aneurysm or a broken blood vessel.

Tips for prevention

Many of the same lifestyle changes that can reduce your risk for heart disease can also reduce your risk for stroke:

  • Maintain a healthy weight. Exercise more and eat healthier.
  • Manage your blood pressure.
  • Stop smoking. Drink only in moderation.
  • Manage your blood sugar level and diabetes.
  • Treat any underlying heart defects or diseases.

6. Alzheimer’s disease

Number of deaths per year: 116,103

Percent of total deaths: 4.23 percent

More common among:

  • women
  • people over age 65 (the risk for Alzheimer’s doubles every five years after age 65)
  • people with a family history of the disease

What causes Alzheimer’s disease?

The cause of Alzheimer’s disease is unclear, but researchers and doctors believe a combination of a person’s genes, lifestyle, and environment impacts the brain over time. Some of these changes occur years, even decades, before the first symptoms appear.

Tips for prevention

While you can’t control your age or genetics, which are two of the most common risk factors for this disease, you can control certain lifestyle factors that may increase your risk for it by doing the following:

  • Exercise more often than not. Remain physically active throughout your life.
  • Eat a diet filled with fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, and reduced sugar.
  • Treat and monitor any other chronic diseases you have.
  • Keep your brain active with stimulating tasks like conversation, puzzles, and reading.

7. Diabetes

Number of deaths per year: 80,058

Percent of total deaths: 2.9 percent

More common among:

Type 1 diabetes is more commonly diagnosed in:

  • people with a family history of the disease, or a specific gene that increases the risk
  • children between the ages of 4 and 7
  • people living in climates farther away from the equator

Type 2 diabetes is more common among:

  • people who are overweight or obese
  • adults over age 45
  • people who have a family history of diabetes

What causes diabetes?

Type 1 diabetes occurs when your pancreas can’t produce enough insulin. Type 2 diabetesoccurs when your body becomes resistant to insulin or doesn’t make enough of it to control your blood sugar levels.

Tips for prevention

You can’t prevent type 1 diabetes. However, you may prevent type 2 diabetes with several lifestyle changes, like the following:

  • Reach and maintain a healthy weight.
  • Exercise for at least 30 minutes, five days a week.
  • Eat a healthy diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins.
  • Have regular blood sugar checks if you have a family history of the disease.

8. Influenza and pneumonia

Number of deaths per year: 51,537

Percent of total deaths: 1.88 percent

More common among:

  • children
  • the elderly
  • people with chronic health conditions
  • pregnant women

What causes influenza and pneumonia?

Influenza (the flu) is a highly contagious viral infection. It’s very common during winter months. Pneumonia is an infection or inflammation of the lungs.

The flu is one of the leading causes of pneumonia. Find out how to determine if you have the flu or a cold.

Tips for prevention

Before flu season, people in the high-risk category can and should get a flu vaccine. Anyone else concerned about the virus should get one, too.

To prevent the spread of the flu, be sure to wash your hands well and avoid people who are sick.

Likewise, a pneumonia vaccine is available for people with a high risk of developing the infection.

9. Kidney disease

Number of deaths per year: 50,046

Percent of total deaths: 1.8 percent

More common among:

  • people with other chronic conditions, including diabetes, high blood pressure, and recurrent kidney infections
  • people who smoke
  • people who are overweight or obese
  • people with a family history of kidney disease

What causes kidney diseases?

The term kidney disease refers to three main conditions:

Each of these conditions is the result of unique conditions or diseases.

Nephritis (kidney inflammation) can result from an infection, a medication you’re taking, or an autoimmune disorder.

Nephrotic syndrome is a condition that causes your kidneys to produce high levels of protein in your urine. It’s often the result of kidney damage.

Nephrosis is a type of kidney disease that ultimately can lead to kidney failure. It’s also often the result of damage to the kidneys from either physical or chemical changes.

Tips for prevention

Like with many of the other leading causes of death, taking better care of your health can help you prevent kidney disease. Consider the following:

  • Eat a lower-sodium diet.
  • Stop smoking and drinking.
  • Lose weight if you’re overweight or obese, and maintain it.
  • Exercise for 30 minutes, five days a week.
  • Have regular blood and urine tests if you have a family history of the disease.

10. Suicide

Number of deaths per year: 44,965

Percent of total deaths: 1.64 percent

More common among:

  • men
  • people with brain injuries
  • people who have attempted suicide in the past
  • people with a history of depression and other mental health conditions
  • people who misuse alcohol or drugs

What causes suicide?

Suicide, or intentional self-harm, is death caused by a person’s own actions. People who die by suicide direct harm at themselves and die due to that harm. Almost 500,000Trusted Source people are treated in emergency rooms each year for self-inflected injuries.

Tips for prevention

Suicide prevention aims to help people find treatment that encourages them to end suicidal thoughts and start finding healthier ways to cope.

For many people, suicide prevention includes finding a support system of friends, family, and other people who’ve contemplated suicide. In some cases, medication and in-hospital treatment may be necessary.

If you’re thinking about harming yourself, consider contacting a suicide prevention hotline. You can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255. It offers 24/7 support. You can also review our mental health resources list for more information about ways to find help.

11. Septicemia

Number of deaths per year: 38,940

Percent of total deaths: 1.42 percent

More common among:

  • adults over age 75
  • young children
  • people with a chronic illness
  • people with an impaired immune system

What causes septicemia?

Septicemia is the result of a bacterial infection in the bloodstream. It’s sometimes called blood poisoning. Most cases of septicemia develop after an infection somewhere else in the body becomes severe.

Tips for prevention

The best way to prevent septicemia is to have any bacterial infections treated quickly and thoroughly. If you think you may have an infection, make an appointment with your doctor. Complete the full treatment regimen prescribed by your doctor.

Early and thorough treatment can help prevent the spread of any bacterial infection to the blood.

12. Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis

Number of deaths per year: 38,170

Percent of total deaths: 1.39 percent

More common among:

What causes liver disease?

Both liver disease and cirrhosis are the result of liver damage.

Tips for prevention

If you feel you’re misusing alcohol, see a healthcare provider. They can help you get treatment. This may include a combination of:

  • detox
  • therapy
  • support groups
  • rehab

The longer and more you drink, the greater your risk for developing liver disease or cirrhosis.

Likewise, if you receive a diagnosis of hepatitis, follow your doctor’s instructions in treating the condition to prevent unnecessary liver damage.

Death rates that have decreased

Though it’s the most common cause, heart disease deaths have been falling over the last 50 years. However, in 2011, the number of deaths from heart disease began to slowly rise. Between 2011 and 2014, heart disease deaths rose 3 percentTrusted Source.

Deaths from influenza and pneumonia are also falling. According to the American Lung Association, deaths from the two diseases dropped an average of 3.8 percent per year since 1999.

Between 2010 and 2014, deaths from stroke dropped 11 percentTrusted Source.

This falling number of preventable deaths suggests that health awareness campaigns are hopefully increasing awareness of preventive measures people can take to live a longer, healthier life.

Rising death rates

The gap between heart disease and cancer was once much wider. Heart disease’s hold on the number one spot was wide and demanding.

Then, American health experts and doctors began encouraging Americans to curb smoking, and they started treating heart disease. Because of these efforts, the number of heart disease-related deaths has been falling over the last five decades. Meanwhile, the number of cancer-related deaths has been rising.

Just over 22,000 deaths separate the two causes today. Many researchers suspect cancer may overtake heart disease as the leading cause of death in coming years.

Accidental deaths are also on the rise. From 2010 to 2014, the number of accident-related deaths increased by 23 percentTrusted Source. This number is fueled largely by substance overdose deaths.

Leading causes of death worldwide

The list of leading causes of death worldwide shares many of the same causes with the U.S. list. These causes of death include:

  • heart disease
  • stroke
  • lower respiratory infections
  • COPD
  • lung cancer
  • diabetes
  • Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
  • diarrhea
  • tuberculosis
  • road injury


While you can’t prevent every cause of death, you can do a lot to lower your risks. Many of the leading causes of death, both in the United States and worldwide, are preventable with lifestyle changes.


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Feng Shui Rules

designing your own home, considering Feng Shui rules  is a crucial step in ensuring the good flow of energy. By taking into account these fundamental steps, you are essentially allowing positive energy to flow freely in your house. 

While there can be a lot of rules for Feng Shui itself, paying attention to the most crucial ones will get you off the good start. As you make sure that you don’t miss these important ones, your home itself will become a good nestling ground for positivity.

  1. Make use of the Bagua Map

Making use of the Bagua map is a step that you should never ignore or skip. Given that the elements and their necessary assignments are already pre-determined in Feng Shui, this map serves as your general blueprint in allowing positive energy in and keeping negative energy out. 

Simply put, the Bagua map assigns certain areas of your home as follows:

N – Fame, and Reputation

E – Children, Joy, and the Future

W – New Beginnings and Family

S – Career and Life Journey

NE – Marriage and Relationships

SE – Travel and Helpful Friends

SW – Knowledge, and Self-Cultivation

NW – Wealth and Prosperity

By placing certain items according to their particular areas, they can bring positive energy to your home. Inversely, wrong placement of things can lead to the blockage of positive energy. 

  2. Take time to Understand the Feng Shui Elements

Included in the Bagua, understanding Feng Shui rules  is also a key part of interpreting them correctly. By knowing the value and function of each element, you’ll gain a better idea of how to utilize them in attracting the kind of energy that you want. 

In this case, there are 5 basic Feng Shui Elements, namely: 

Fire – creates the earth, and is tasked to govern our emotions. 

Earth – eventually becomes metal; is responsible for our nourishment and stability. 

Metal – produces water; governs our intellect and productivity.

Water – nourishes wood; is responsible for our spirit.

Wood – feeds fire; is responsible for our growth.

feng sui rules

By taking into account these 5 Feng Shui elements, we can think of whether or not the things that we’ll be placing in our home necessarily matches the kind of energy that we want to bring in. Instead of simply guessing, these first two tips lay-out properly what we need to do and consider when making a decision for our home. 

3. Pay attention to Colors

While they are often perceived from their aesthetic value, colors in themselves also share the same meaning with their respective elements. As each element presents a different vibe or energy to your house, it necessitates that you pair a particular color with it. 

For instance, decorating in pairs will bring you good luck with your marriage and relationships. But paying attention to where you place it affects its effectiveness. Following the previous points, you should place this on the northeast portion of your room as this one is the center of such. 

But on top of that, the color scheme that you’re picking will also affect the result. For instance, picking a pair of black mandarin ducks doesn’t seem as lively or good bearing compared to picking a pair of pillows with shades of pink and red. 

As colors affect our psychology and the overall flow of energy, paying attention to colors is an indispensable tip in moving forward. 

4. Be particular on Furniture Placement

As a culmination of the previously stated fundamentals, being particular on furniture placement is the ultimate key to allow positive energy in. If you look at the basic principles of Feng Shui, it seeks to not only utilize geomancy but also positive reinforcement. 

By creating conditions that inspire us in certain areas of our life, we prevent ourselves from subconsciously absorbing negative energies. In this case, one example that we can point to is the placement of one’s bed. 

Following Feng Shui, placing your bed beside a wall creates bad luck for relationships. As it traps negative energy, it also prevents your partner from getting off the other side. Thus, this creates unnecessary annoyances and quarrels during the night. 

With this principle, we have to take note that each furniture with a particular color must be placed accordingly. 

5. Cleanliness and Tidiness is key

Last but not least, this simple tip is similar to the 4th one. In Feng Shui, a clean home allows positive energy in, while keeping negative energy out. As such, when you leave your home in a dirty state, negative energy is stored within the corners of your home. 

Physically, the manifestations of such energy can be in forms of accumulated dust. Affecting not only your luck but also your psyche, doesn’t it make sense to clean such? Nevertheless, paying attention to this tip ensures that your home welcomes new and positive things in life. 

Final Word

By taking into consideration these Feng Shui tips, it becomes a lot easier for you to attract and manifest positive energy in your home. Instead of accidentally mis-arranging it, paying attention to Feng Shui reinforces positivity and good health as it ensures that everything is in order. 

With that, one point here is how Feng Shui ensures that everything is harmonious. By creating harmony in one’s home, it follows suit that the result will also be good for us. Balancing internal and external energies, Feng Shui is definitely one of the best practices that you can implement with the help of these 5 simple rules!

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Laura Zukerman

Owner and Founder At The Goddess Bibles A Memoir By Laura Zukerman

Becoming Your Inner Goddess

Goddess on Fire


1 – Introduction To Personal Numerology
How can you use numerology to find out more about you? What are core numbers?
What are master numbers?
How to reduce numbers in Numerology.
2 – The Meaning Behind The Master Numbers
How master numbers influence your life Master number 11
Master number 22
Master number 33
3 – Your Life Path Number
How to find your life path number
How your life path number influences your life
4 – Your Expression Number
How to find your expression number.
How your expression number influences your life.
5 – Your Heart’s Desire Number
How to find your heart’s desire number
How your heart’s desire number influences your life.
6 – Your Birth Date Number
How to find your birth date number
How your birth date number influences your life.
7 – Your Personality Number
How to find your personality number. How your personality influences your life.
8 – The General Meanings For Each Number

Number 1 Qualities Number 2 Qualities Number 3 Qualities Number 4 Qualities Number 5 Qualities Number 6 Qualities Number 7 Qualities Number 8 Qualities Number 9 Qualities Number 11 Qualities Number 22 Qualities Number 33 Qualities

Introduction To Personal Numerology
Numerology is a study of numbers, but it’s much more fun to study than mathematics! At least in our opinion. It’s based on the idea that numbers are the foundation of the entire universe and everything in existence!
It’s a perfect way to apply logic and purpose to what seems to those who are not aware to be random.
You see, those who think that there is no logic to everything that exists are blind to the precise order of the universe, and you only need to look toward science to see evidence of how order defines nature.
Numbers hold an energetic meaning, a vibration which is how we can understand the world through numerology. When we understand what numbers mean, we can then apply them to help us find out more about the hidden world that surrounds us.
Which means that we can also use numerology as a process of individuation. To help us uncover more about ourselves that we may not have realized before, or that will help us to accept aspects of our ‘self’ that we may have been trying to change, deny or reject when we just needed to learn how to work with it.
How Can You Use Numerology To Find Out More About Yourself?
We are born with numbers that are represented in our birthdate, and we are assigned a name which also holds a numerological value. It’s common for Numerologists to believe that we all that the perfect name that carries us through life with its energetic value. This is because there is a formula to break our name down into numbers which we can then assign meaning to, which will give us incredible information about who we are and how we will experience life.
Numerology, like Astrology, can help us discover more about our inner selves and life experiences.

Each letter in your name is associated with a numerical value and then when you reduce the numbers in your name to a single digit number or master number and in a similar way you can analyze your birth date.
Personal numerology focus on three crucial factors about you:
● The moment of your birth.
● Your formal name
● Any nicknames you go by or name changes you have had.
By looking at these aspects about you and applying them to a number (no pun intended) of different core numerological assessments you can find out your ‘core numbers.’ It’s these core numbers that can tell us so much about the essential aspects of our life so that we can learn what makes us unique, and they are also the fun parts of Numerology!
What Are Core Numbers?
Core numbers essentially make up your numerology, in some ways, it’s similar to your astrological chart, which also holds the secrets of you. Both will help you uncover your ‘self’ in different ways.
There are five core numbers that make up your numerology which are;
● Your Life Path Number
● Your Expression Number
● Your Personality Number
● Your Heart’s Desire Number
● Your Birth Day Number
And in this article, we are going to learn more about all of these core numbers so that at the end you will be able to understand more about who you are and what challenges you might face.

What Are Master Numbers?
In numerology, all numbers are considered significant, but three numbers are considered to be extremely important because their energy is incredibly powerful. These are called ‘the master numbers.’
While most numbers in numerology are reduced down to their single figure unless it is a master number (we cover reducing numbers next). In which case the master number is considered in its own right, and particular attention is applied to these numbers. If you have master numbers anywhere in your core numbers, you’ll know about it!
We discuss this in more detail further on in this article. But for now, the three master numbers are;
● 11 ● 22 ● 33
How To Reduce Numbers In Numerology
In numerology, for most numbers, a double, or even quadruple number is always added together to reduce it down to a single digit number (between 1-9).
This occurs with all numbers except for the three master numbers (11, 22, 33) if the circumstance in which they appear holds enough power to create a master number.

The difficulty is in knowing when to reduce down a master number and when not to. There is plenty of study material on this to be found, but for this e-book, we will focus on the topics we are covering here.
The most important thing to remember is that a month or a day does not hold the power of a master number, for if it did, there’d be chaos on the 11th and 22nd of each month and in every November! The cycles repeat too frequently to be a master number but a year will hold enough power.
There is an exception to this rule is in the calculation of the LIfe Path and Birth Day numbers because they are core numbers and more static – they don’t change with the cycles of life they stay with you for life which gives them the power of a master number.
Some letters hold master numbers – the K (as the 11th number) and V (as the 22nd number).
You’ll learn more about how to put this together further on in the article and each section will show you how to break down your numbers to find your core number for each section as we move through this e-book.

The Meaning Behind The Master Numbers
How Master Numbers Influence Your Life
The three Master numbers have profound energy and meaning, and when they appear in your chart, they can highlight the opportunity for growth but also propensity toward difficulty so that growth can be attained.
This is ironic because most people believe that if you have master numbers in your core numbers that it’s something great – but greatness doesn’t come without challenge and experience.
When you study the master numbers that might pop up in your core numbers, they’ll help you to understand what obstacles and challenges you might experience and what qualities you might need to develop to overcome them. It will take some grit to master these qualities, but you wouldn’t have the numbers in your chart if you were not capable of finding the resources you need to master these challenges (hence why they are called master numbers).
Here are the meanings of each master number.
Master number 11
The number 11 is instinctive, it represents instinct, and it’s highly intuitive – it’s the most intuitive of all numbers. The number 11 reflects your connection to your unconscious, insight, gut feelings and inner knowing.
People with the master number 11 can be shy and also show nervous or stressed energy but that is often balanced out by their inspiration and charisma, but this conflict between two opposing energies can create both conflict and dynamism!

If you have the number 11 in your core numbers, you’ll need to be focused on concrete goals because if you don’t, you are likely to start experiencing fear and anxiety.
The number 11 is incredibly powerful but highly destructive, particularly concerning self-sabotage if it’s not used properly.
So if you find that you have the master number 11 in your core numbers, it’s important to do your best to tap into it and use it to your advantage, so that you can create spiritual evolution or personal power. It’s also important to listen to and follow your instincts, let your inner voice guide you, for it will push you toward spiritual and personal growth and create much-needed stability (even if your instincts push against the ‘norm’).
The number 11 also represents psychics, clairvoyants, faith, and prophecy.
Master Number 22
The Master number 22 is more powerful than any other number (which is why it’s often referred to as the ‘master builder’). I
If you have the master number 22 in your core numbers, you’ll find that you are capable of building the world. You literally can take an idea and turn it into reality. You will be a doer and will get things done. Which means that you have incredible potential for success.
The master number 22 is ambitious and disciplined number which is a potent combination.
People with the number 22 in their core numbers often have great confidence and important leadership qualities.

Not all people who have the number 22 in their chart notice their own potential the complexity of the number means that it’s possible to be that brilliant person who is not living up to their potential.
If you have 22 in your core numbers, you are capable of greatness, but you need to avoid shying away from opportunities and take it step by step without applying too much pressure. As long as you have a concrete goal and you make consistent small steps toward attaining it, then you can move the world. This is your greatest challenge – the challenge of moving forward without pressure or fear in a steady progressive way.
You have the potential to change the world for the better if only you’d either get moving or slow down!
Master number 33
Those with the master number 33 in their charts certainly know how to shake things up, it’s the master teacher and is all master numbers combined!
If you have the master number 33 in your core numbers, you won’t have a personal agenda your focus will be on humanitarian issues and beyond.
You move beyond practicality; you’ll have incredible knowledge and the ability to share such knowledge in a way that inspires others.
A person who has the master number 33 in their charts is a profound and rare sight and is only relevant if it shows up in your core numbers, otherwise it will be weakened.

Your Life Path Number
Your life path number is the most critical number in your numerological chart. It helps you to understand the opportunities, lessons, challenges and the general theme that you will experience during your lifetime, and it will offer you plenty of insight into your character and how you respond to your experiences and challenges. It’s the blueprint for your life.
How to find your Life Path number
You can find your life path number from your date of birth. Simply because it never changes and incorporates everything about you (this notion is also endorsed through astrology too).
Here’s how you find it.

  1. Divideyourbirthdateintoit’snaturalsections;month,dayandyear for example if your birthdate is December 17th 1989:
  • Month: 12
  • Day: 17
  • Year: 1989
  1. Reduceeachsectionintoasingledigitnumber: – Month = 1+2=3
  • Day = 1+7 = 8
  • Year = 1+9+8+9 = 27 then 2+7=9
  1. Addallofthesingledigitnumbersfromyourbirthdatetogetherto find your life path number:
    3+8+9=20 then 2+0=2 Your life path number is 2. How Does Your Life Path Number Influence Your Life
    All you need to do now is look up the meaning of your life path number and start to become more familiar with who you are, keep on reading to find a brief outline of the meaning of each number to get you started. Your Expression number
    Your Expression number is based on the letters in your name. It uses the numbers that correspond to the letters and reveals your talents and abilities. The expression number is found by using the full name.
    If you change your name, you can use this to reveal what qualities you may now bring into your life, and what you will have left behind.
    How To Find Your Expression Number
    Your expression number is based on your full name, here’s how you can find your expression number:
  2. Writeoutyourfullnamegiventoyouatbirth,First,Middleand surname
    E.g if your name was John David Brown at birth that’s what you’d write
  3. Assignthenumericalvalueforeachlettertoyournamebasedon A=1 Z=26.
    For example;
    J=10, O=15, H=8, N=14
    D=4, A=1, V=22, I=9, D=4
    B=2, R=18, O=15, W=24, N=14
  4. Reduceeachletterdowntoitssinglevalue. For example;
    J=1, O=6, H=8, N=6
    D=4, A=1, V=4, I=9, D=4 B=2, R=9, O=6, W=6, N=5
  5. Reducethesinglevaluenumbersforeachnamedowntoit’ssingle value (if you meet a master number; 11,22,33 don’t reduce further).
    For example;
    John = 1+6+8+6 = 21, then 2+1 = 3
    David = 4+1+4+9+4 = 22, then 2+2 = 4
    Brown = 2+9+6+6+5 = 28, then 2+8 =10, then 1+0 = 1
  6. Addthefinalthreenumbers(ormoreifyouhavemorethanthree names)
    For example;
    3+4+1+ = 8
    John David Brown’s expression number is 8!
    How Your Expression Number Influences Your Life
    Your Expression number differs from your Life Path number because it highlights your strengths, talents and abilities and weaknesses as opposed to your life’s journey and lessons.
    It’s often referred to as the Destiny number because the way that you ‘express yourself’ forms the foundation for how you will move through your life path and what assets or challenges you will bring along naturally on your journey.
    Find out what your expression number means by looking up the meanings of each number below. Your Heart’s Desire Number
    You find your Heart’s Desire number buried inside your name; it’s hidden in the vowels of your name the subtle sounds almost reflect your hearts whispers, which alert us to our inner desires, even perhaps those we don’t even realize or acknowledge.
    How To Find Your Heart’s Desire Number
    Finding your heart’s desire number is a similar process to finding the expression number except that you only use the vowels of the name.
    Here are the steps, using the name John David Brown again;
  7. Write down the vowels (A,E,I,O,U) in your name and assign the numerical values
    For example:
    John = O=6 David = A=1, I=9 Brown = O= 6
  8. Addallofthenumberstogetherandreducethemdowntosingle digits (stopping if you find a master number) if you have a lot of vowels to work through break them up per name first to make it easier.
    For example: 6+1+9+6=22, then 2+2=4 John’s heart desire number is 4.
    How Your Heart’s Desire Number Influences Your Life
    When you find your heart’s desire number, you start to realize why you act the way you do and also more about what you want from life in all areas love, relationships, health, wealth, spiritual growth and so on.
    This is because your heart’s desire number reveals why you do what you do, why you might act in conflict to what you know you ‘should’ do and if it aligns with your instinct then you’ll do well to follow it.
    To find out the meaning and characteristics of your heart desire number check out the descriptions at the end of this e-book. Your Birth Date Number
    Your birth date number reflects some of your characters and traits that you carry through life that will combine and amplify with the other core numbers that are also part of your numerological birth chart.
    How To Find Your Birth Date Number
    This is a simple process, you simply add the numbers of your birth date together to reveal your birthdate number
    For example; The date of birth is 11 which is 1+1=2, your birth date number is 2
    How Your Birth Date Number Influences Your Life
    For example if you have a 7 as your life path number and a 7 in your birth date number you’ll be a full on seven! But if you have a 7 in your life path number and a 2 in your birth date number the energy of the 7 will be complimented or toned down by the energy of the two. Your Personality number
    You may have revealed what you are experiencing in your inner world,
    but knowing how others see you can help you greatly and we don’t mean in a superficial way. Here’s what you need to know about your personality number.
    How To Find Your Personality Number
    You find your personality number by assessing the consonants in your name, and the process of finding it is the same as the process for the expression number and heart’s desire number.
    Here’s how you find it (using our example John David Brown)
    Note down the numerical values for the consonants in your names, for example;
    John= J=1, H=8, N=6
    David = D=4, V=4, D=4 Brown = B=2, R=9, W=6, N=5
    Add the consonant values together for each name, for example;
    John = 1+8+6 = 15, then 1+5 = 6 David = 4+4+4 = 12, then 1+2 = 3 Brown = 2+9+6+5 = 22, then 2+2 = 4
    Finally add the resulting numbers from each name to find the personality number (don’t forget to stop if you find a master number), for example; 6+3+4 = 13, then 1+3 = 4
    John’s personality number is 4.
    How Your Personality Influences Your Life
    Your Personality number is the first impression you give to others. Understanding how others see you helps you to understand more about the parts of you that you are either willing to reveal or are unconsciously revealing.
    Sometimes we reveal parts of ourselves to screen people from us, or to avoid dealing with things that we don’t want to deal with, it’s essentially a censoring device. But it can also censor you out of situations that you wouldn’t want to be censored from.
    Understanding the details or energy that surrounds your personality will help you make the adjustments you might want to make to stop censoring yourself out, or to start censoring other experiences out that you don’t desire.
    Find out more about your personality number by looking up the meaning of your personality number. The General Meanings For Each Number
    Number 1 Qualities
    If you have a number one anywhere in your numerological birth chart means that you are a natural leader, you are independent, brave and ambitious and you are likely to be a very individual soul.
    Wherever the number one falls in your numerological chart, you can expect it to bring dynamic energy that puts you right at the front of most things that you do.
    You are also very good at influencing those around you, which is a handy quality to have!
    Number one represents the pioneer, warrior, risk taker, you can find them in the businessmen, entrepreneurs, religious leaders, pioneers, inventors, and activists.
    The Downside
    The number one can be a little bit self-centered, not intentionally, but mostly because you identify with and focus on your goals so intensely. You are also so ambitious and focused on achieving your goals that you may ignore critical flaws in your plan, so it’s important to pay attention to these! It’s also possible that you can be slightly critical which can push people away. If you can learn to balance and control these issues you’ll be able to enjoy the power of the energy of the one without any setbacks! Number 2 Qualities
    The qualities of the number two is friendly, intuitive and open-minded. Number two loves to work with others as a partnership, which is the opposite to a one who would do so in a leadership role.
    Those who have a two in their charts find it easier to express themselves when they are working with other people rather than independently or as a leader.
    But the things is you don’t often get the glory for your efforts because your work remains hidden, you will probably find this frustrating at times. If you were able to start to find a way to demonstrate your efforts you might enjoy some of the recognition, even if it’s not all of it – that will be enough for you.
    Two’s are sensitive souls which can make them gentle and vulnerable, especially if they are at the receiving end of something they don’t like, or that is unkind, or insensitive. Other’s might not understand this sensitivity because if they don’t have the number two in their numerological chart, they won’t experience such intense sensitivity so they won’t understand this. If a two can be mindful of this and acknowledge their heightened sensitivity, they may be able to turn the volume down on it a little bit or develop strategies to be able to manage it better.
    Twos make fantastic partners, because they are thoughtful, harmonious, giving, and nurturing to those around you. Number 3 Qualities
    Those who have a number three in their numerological birth will have a certain way about them that seems to influence and inspire people without even trying to. Three’s are optimizing, expressive, outgoing and social.
    Three’s also represent self-expression and creativity too. You have great potential in areas that require creative problem-solving.
    The Downside
    Three’s have trouble accepting others into your life and projects, they can also lack discipline and order which means that achieving and reaching your full potential, while possible is challenging.
    To achieve success, you’ll need pay attention to enhancing your ability to focus so that you have a chance at seeing and enjoying precisely what you are capable of!
    Number 4 Qualities
    As a number four, you’ll find yourself to be the foundation of any enterprise or large project.
    The way you handle life and rise to problems and challenges is often methodical, disciplined and structured.
    You’ll find plenty of bookkeepers, accountants, lawyers, managers and government officials who have a number four in their numerological chart – in particular in their expression number. Interestingly, and somewhat paradoxically, as a four you can also be interested in and drawn to the arts and music – but the way you approach any such creative endeavors will be in a structured and ordered manner.
    Integrity and morals are strong in a number four, which makes you very trustworthy, honest and reliable and you do not like anything or anyone who are unstable, insecure, or unpredictable, and you will try to avoid these types of situations and experiences. But this could also lead you to avoid or missing out on interesting projects and creative and dynamic solutions brought about by an unpredictable person!
    The Downside
    You can be rigid and stubborn which can lead you to miss out on many opportunities in life and also to miss out on inspiration that can really put fire under something fabulous. If you rise to your challenge of being more imaginative and to attract more creative types into your life, you’ll find that they can advise and inspire you, and you’ll be able to run with those ideas and use your systematic approaches to bring them into reality.
    Number 5 Qualities
    You are a free spirit, loving change, adventure and excitement. Freedom is the nucleus around which your life revolves, and is needed for you to bring forth your many talents. You want to try everything at least once in life, which could lead to trouble in the form of unhealthy and dangerous indulges.
    Your thought process, like the rest of your life, can be unorganized and scattered, yet you are gifted in communication and could be a successful salesman, politician, lawyer, public relations person or minister. Your youthful enthusiasm is something others find infectious and attractive. You fall in and out of love frequently, and must guard against shallow feelings and relationships. In fact, self-discipline and healthy limits are the keys to your success in virtually every area of your life.
    Number 6 Qualities
    If you have a number 6 in your numerological chart, you are loving and caring, with a tendency to put the needs of others before your own.
    You have high regard for honesty and justice, which makes you trustworthy and responsible.
    Creativity in all areas are natural for you, yet your talents often remain suppressed, or undeveloped because you tend to sacrifice your spare time and pleasure for the service of others.
    You are really good at balancing out things that oppose each other which, makes you a natural healer or therapist. Your qualities also make you particularly good in careers such as a social worker, psychologist, or teacher, but also you could be an excellent artist, designer, florist or farmer.
    You have a lot of skills that are useful in many careers, and skills that help you to aid others, however, you may not be prone to too much personal growth because you may live your life through others.
    Number 7 Qualities
    You are incredibly driven by a desire for knowledge and truth, and you are, gifted with an analytical mind and a considerable appetite for answers. Your interests will often lie in philosophy, mysticism, psychology, exploring scientific matters. Careers you may be drawn to are a researcher, writer, thought leader, analyst, investigator, philosopher, priest, inventor, technician, banker, priest or banker.
    You need time alone with your thoughts, to recuperate from being in the world and to indulge in your favorite thing – research and developing knowledge!
    The Downside
    A number seven has vast potential to cut themselves off from others because you like to have time alone and also because you often find it surprising that others lack the depth of knowledge or understanding that you do. This can cause you to feel disappointed, despondent, distant, critical and cynical about life.
    If you can spend time meditating and trying to connect with the softer elements of life, and in applying compassion to others you’ll find yourself in a beautiful place of wisdom that really can give you peace and balance and help others to attain that too!
    Number 8 Qualities
    Eights have the power and potential to achieve fantastic things. But they are also extremely competitive. Whatever you focus on in life you want to be the best and will do everything you can to be the most successful in your field.
    Money and authority will flow in your life if you can rise to the challenges that the obstacles you will undoubtedly face in life. Discipline is something that you’ll need to practice in buckets, but you have what it takes. These challenges and obstacles are merely highlighting the potential for growth and for you to learn how to handle your power and exactly how much power lies within you.
    You are a great leader and an excellent judge of character. When you are focused exclusively on your desire for results and success, you can be single-minded, intolerant and a little stubborn.
    Your journey in life requires you to find balance. A balance between reward and punishment, rest and discipline, give and take, action and reaction, the material and the spiritual. A number 8’s path is long and arduous but can also be incredibly rewarding in every way you can imagine.
    Number 9 Qualities
    If you have the number nine in your numerological chart then you will have humanitarian, compassion and idealism as qualities which will show up in the area of your life that the associated core number represents.
    Depending on which of your core numbers that the number nine shows up in you may have sincere intentions to transform the world into a better place.
    Involvement in any activity that directly influences the masses for the goodwill please you, and you’d succeed in areas such as healing, psychology, politics, law, environment or animal protection, health especially if they are working for the good of others (the good that is aligned with your beliefs and values).
    Even though your personality appears to be distant and aloof, you attract others to you; perhaps they can sense the loving and sincere heart that you hold inside but do not express too often.
    The Downside
    You don’t judge characters very well because you believe in the goodness of all.
    Number 11 Qualities
    11 is a profoundly intuitive number, and those who hold a number 11 in their charts will have a strong connection to their unconscious mind, their instinct will be strong, and they’ll have an innate knowledge that they know is true but can’t rationalize.
    This intuition can present problems when trying to justify your ideas and decisions to others without having anything other than instinct to back it up – and as somebody who holds this number in their birth chart, I can confirm it is immensely frustrating!
    Those with the number 11 are profoundly intuitive, charismatic and can be an influential catalyst for change.
    The Downside
    Anxiety, shyness, and stress are the classic cons of a number 11 but also the conflict between two opposing energies. 11 is a number that represents extreme conflict, but is also a profound catalyst for change. This is a challenge that a number 11 will have to learn to manage, and it’s an intense one.
    If you are living with a master number 11, use it to your advantage, and listen to your instincts, allow your inner voice to guide you toward the right path, and use the energy to develop your own personal power and push through with your spiritual progression.
    This number is associated with psychics, the occult and things that are unseen so if you feel conflicted about this, push through it and follow what feels right for you. Mysticism and conflict are both in your nature and are presented for you to overcome or embrace.
    You’ve got this!
    Master Number 22
    Master Number 22 is nicknamed ‘the master builder’ because it holds the most power to build.
    You have the potential to get things done, let me repeat this; you can get things done! You can make a dream turn into reality, and if you have managed to harness this energy, you are likely to be very successful because of your propensity toward productivity and creation.
    Those with master number 22 in their charts are usually great leaders.
    The Downside
    You are capable of great potential, but you may shy away from your greatness because you doubt yourself or apply too much pressure on yourself. If you have a number 22 in your birth chart, you need to realize your boundless opportunities and your ability to attain your goals and exercise your brilliance. Take the pressure off yourself and make small steps toward your goals, just make sure they are practical and compelling goals.
    Master Number 33
    The master number 33 is nicknamed the ‘master teacher.’ This number combines all elements of the master numbers 11 and 22 in its energy which is how it’s earned its nickname.
    You are the movers and shakers, you have strong dreams and intuition, and you can take things, profound things to a whole other level. You generally won’t have a personal agenda instead choose to focus on making the world a better place. Whatever you focus on you can bring into reality. You can understand deep subjects fully and are likely to be extremely knowledgeable which you back up with facts.
    It’s rare to have the master number 33 in your charts. It’s only relevant in a chart if it shows up in one of your core numbers which can be found by calculating your numbers in the following:
    ● Lifepath
    ● Personal Expression
    ● Hearts Desire
    ● Maturity/Personality Numbers
    Once you have established all of your core numbers, you now can see how you interact in the world and why you do the things you do. If you keep the numbers to hand and a brief outline of the meaning of each core number then you’ll always have access to it so that it can serve you for the rest of your life. Further studies into the energy of each number, or the meaning of the core numbers will improve your understanding of your fundamental persona.


Laura Zukerman

Why are the 12 planets in our zodiac related to our Destiny?

Are you familiar with the 12 zodiac signs? At some point, I’m pretty sure that you have an idea about what I’m trying to talk about. I mean, who doesn’t know about the daily horoscopes and zodiac readings, right?
While most of us are fond of the end product, which is the horoscope reading, only a few are quite knowledgeable about the complex nature of horoscopes. With many factors affecting one’s destiny, such are determined by many indicators like date of birth or position of the stars.
But more importantly, did you know that planets are considered as primary determiners of one’s fate? Yes, the proper position of planets does have an impact on one’s destiny. Thus, by having an intricate understanding of their function, one can have a better grasp of their fate and destination in life.
In this E-book, we will be discussing the planets and their intrinsic value that they have in one’s being.

How Are Planets Related To Our Destiny?
In general, astrology seeks to determine one’s destiny by having a proper reading of what the stars and planets have to say. With that, specific meanings and values are assigned to each planet. Furthermore, they are basically divided into two things: the inner and outer planets.
For starters, inner planets include the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Mars, and Venus. They are considered to be fast-moving planets, and thus, affects our daily lives. Inversely, the outer planets such as Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, Uranus, and Pluto, are known to be slow-moving. With that, they are responsible for the overall direction that usually takes months or even years in order to manifest.
Furthermore, these planets are also known to be associated with particular zodiac signs. For instance, Mars possesses qualities of aggression and ambition, both of which actively represents Aries. Thus, it is often regarded as the warrior planet. More on this will be discussed in detail in the succeeding sections.
But what does a planet do to our zodiac sign?
In general, planets are known to rule over our zodiac signs. Meaning when these moving celestial bodies come into contact

with our zodiac sign, it creates a reaction as it actives the qualities of our zodiac sign in-conjunction with its own attributes.
By using a combination of the planetary positioning, your zodiac sign, and its movement, your fate is determined by the stars.

Types Of Planetary Movements
Before diving deep into the meaning and function of each planet, it also vital for you to know the basic types of planetary movements. By knowing them, you’ll get to have a general idea when terms like retrograde and solar eclipse a re mentioned.
First, let’s begin with retrograde. Popularly known for the term Mercury Retrograde, a lot of non-astrology enthusiasts caught fire because of this one. Knowing to bring bad luck on almost all levels of one’s life, a person is technically to avoid doing anything at all during this time span.
However, did you know that not all retrogrades are that negative? A Pluto retrograde, for instance, means the backward movement of the planet Pluto. If your sign is affected by this, it may produce a positive result by creating a condition where you get to assess and contemplate on your decisions and actions in life.
As such, the term retrograde simply means a backward movement of planets while a prograde means a forward motion, in comparison to the general direction of your moving planet. By paying attention to its meaning, you’ll be able to tell if a planetary retrograde for your sign will do you good or not.

Moreover, eclipses are also significant events for one’s zodiac sign. As luminaries, the sun and the moon are technically not planets. This is why their movement is always considered.
With that, them overlapping each other means something. Most likely, this means that your ruling planet will be influenced by such. This is basically a toss-coin whose effects can be positive or negative, depending on one’s zodiac sign.
By being familiar with these terms, you won’t be jargonized when reading them. Instead of being blindly afraid when hearing the term retrograde, you’ll be able to step back and assess first what actions to do or how to feel about it.
Similarly, an eclipse that’s taking effect on your planet often means that it is a window time for you to change things. As this once in a blue moon moment happens, knowing its meaning allows you to capitalize on their functions.

Understanding The Function Of Each Planet
Given that you are already familiar with how the celestial system works, taking into consideration the meaning and value of each planet is the next step. By knowing which planets are associated with what, you’ll be able to tell how to approach your fortune.
Known to be the biggest star, the sun is at the heart of the solar system. As such, all other planets revolve around this life bringer that emits energy until it dies. Technically, without the sun, all other lifeforms will not survive. Similarly, our fate hugely depends on this celestial body, as well.
For their function, the Sun is known to be responsible for our basic personality. Meaning, this celestial body determines the general self that is perceived by society on us. For instance, if you are hardworking, then you must be responsible. And while all signs can share this universal trait, this is often interpreted varyingly. Thus, some signs may appear more hardworking than others.
As for its movement, this Planet changes on a monthly basis. With that, different months have varying dominant signs, as well.

Finally, the Sun is strongly associated with Leo. Representing qualities of pure energy, elegance, and passion, this planet symbolizes one’s basic desires in life. Furthermore, it is also understood to be the bearer of leadership, authority, and male dominance.
Inversely, its negative qualities are the natural consequences of its strength. Generally, this planet can be too dominant and bossy, especially when we are unable to handle its power over us. Thus, its impact on our dominant planet can overamplify our qualities and make us become overconfident.
While the sun represents the expressed, the moon contains the covert. Often regarded for its mystical nature, the Moon is often a subject of wonder. Understood as earth’s satellite, it reflects the light from the sun during nighttime. As such, it is densely connected to things that are buried deep within us.
For its function, the Moon is known to be responsible for our emotions and subconscious thoughts. Meaning, this celestial body determines how we truly feel about things that are usually based on intuition. For instance, in making choices, one can be rational about it yet think a level of inner discomfort. As it relates strongly to our emotive nature, the Moon sign seeks to represent a part of our humanity. Thus, allowing us to gain access to non-rational spheres of existence such as emotions and spirituality.

As for its movement, this Planet changes every two to three days. With that, it’s a bit more unstable and inconsistent as different moons may affect the way we perceive things.
Finally, the Moon is strongly associated with Cancer. Representing qualities of emotional resonance and innate intuition, this planet symbolizes one’s subconscious desires. Furthermore, it is also understood to be associated with moods, fluctuations, and female energy.
Inversely, its negative qualities are the natural consequences of its strength. Generally, this planet can be too dreamy and unstable, causing us to take actions that we initially would not. Thus, its impact on our dominant planet can tilt the scales of balance between rationality and emotion.
Being the closest planet to the sun, Mercury is regarded to be the hottest planet. But more importantly, Mercury comes from its Greek origin, which means “messenger of the gods.” As such, it is profoundly connected to our social spheres of life, particularly the way we communicate with others.
For its function, the planet Mercury is known to be responsible for all types of communication. Meaning, this celestial body determines how we will deliver our thoughts and feelings to others or even to ourselves. For instance, in communicating with others,

we don’t always provide the impression that we want. Instead, we may sometimes say one thing but do the other since we can’t correctly frame our delivery. Thus, observing how mercury relates to our host planet will give us a good idea of how things in this aspect will turn out.
As for its movement, this Planet changes every three to four weeks. With that, it tends to linger around for a moderate span of time.
Finally, the planet Mercury is strongly associated with Gemini and Virgo. Representing qualities of communication and transformation, this planet gives us new ways of understanding and interpreting the world. Furthermore, it is also understood to be associated with rationality, intellect, perceptions, and sibling relationships.
Inversely, its negative qualities are the natural consequences of its strength. Generally, this planet can be too inconsistent and unreliable, causing us to say words that we don’t really mean. Thus, its impact on our dominant planet can tilt the way we relate with others.
Named after the Roman goddess of love, the planet Venus bears much of what we usually want. Understood as earth’s satellite, it

reflects the light from the sun during nighttime. As such, it is densely connected to things that are buried deep within us.
For its function, the planet Venus is known to be responsible for our love and relationships. Meaning, this celestial body determines how we will blossom on this aspect of our life as it creates instances or blockages for it. For example, in trying to build new relationships with others, romance can be a critical factor that’s decided by perfect timing. Being at the right place at the right time and as a right person is something that Venus has strong influences upon.
As for its movement, this Planet changes every four to five weeks. With that, its influence on you will linger on a moderate span of time, regardless of whether it is good or bad.
Finally, the planet Venus is strongly associated with Taurus and Libra. Representing qualities of arts, wealth, and romance, this planet symbolizes one’s earthly desires. Furthermore, it is also understood to be associated with cultures, self-love, and possessions.
Inversely, its negative qualities are the natural consequences of its strength. Generally, this planet can cause us to display too much vanity and narcissism. Thus, its impact on our dominant planet can tilt the scales on how we see ourselves in conjunction with others.

Mars is the 4th planet away from the sun. In general, its reddish color is often associated with energy and passion. Also named after the God of War, this planet represents the same qualities of conflict and progress. After all, creation requires destruction, something that this planet gains a subtle understanding of. Thus, its burning energy is something that’s definitely necessary for us to move forward.
For its function, the planet Mars is known to be responsible for our energy and action to move forward. Meaning, this celestial body determines if we will be able to conquer the challenges ahead. For instance, in pursuing a new career, one must remain steadfast as he/she gains skills and experience, which are necessary for progress. At the same time, one must also be courageous and daring, both of which strongly resonates with Mars.
As for its movement, this Planet changes every six to seven weeks. With that, either the lack of drive and passion or the abundance thereof is expected to be stable for this amount of time.
Finally, the planet Mars is strongly associated with Aries. Representing qualities of courage, power, and aggression, this planet represents one’s inner will to progress. Furthermore, it is also understood to be associated with sexuality, physical health, and endurance.

Inversely, its negative qualities are the natural consequences of its strength. Generally, this planet can cause us to become impatient and overly aggressive. Thus, its impact on our dominant planet can tilt the scales of how we act and carry out our goals.
Known as the king of gods, Jupiter ruled over the skies. Similarly, its astrological meaning is closely intertwined with this idea as the planet shares strong resonance with one’s higher thinking skills and spirituality. Also, this planet is often called the “Planet of Luck” as our destinies can be determined by it. With that, this planet often brings transformation and change to our lives.
For its function, the planet Jupiter is known to be responsible for our perspectives and direction in life. Meaning, this celestial body determines how we see things and our part in it. For instance, in pursuing a career, Jupiter enables us to assess the long term direction and how it will impact us as a whole. This brings qualities of reflection and analysis, something that’s native on this planet.
As for its movement, the planet Jupiter changes every 12 – 13 months. As such, it is clearly a part of the outer planets whose actions are considered as slow.

Finally, the planet Jupiter is strongly associated with Sagittarius. Representing qualities of good fortune, prosperity, and broader perspectives, this planet symbolizes one’s way of looking at the world. Furthermore, it is also understood to be associated with sports, optimism, and superconscious mind.
Inversely, its negative qualities are the natural consequences of its strength. Generally, this planet can cause us to become too materialistic and extravagant. Thus, its impact on our dominant planet can tilt the scales of how we choose the kind of life that we want to live.
Known to be the god of agriculture and wealth, this planet is often viewed as the taskmaster. Ruling over how we see our work and careers, its influences will often shape this fundamental aspect of our lives.
For its function, the planet Saturn is known to be dominant in our sense of responsibility, discipline, and commitment. Meaning, this celestial body determines how we will devote ourselves to our chosen path of career. For instance, in trying to get a promotion, it is not only about our own skills and talents. More importantly, the way we view our work and execute it determines whether we’re ready for more significant tasks. Saturn determines this, allowing us to be more or less.

As for its movement, this planet changes every two to three years. With that, it often poses a shift after this long span of time. This leads you to continually re-assess your career path.
Finally, the planet Saturn is strongly associated with Capricorn. Representing qualities of experience, wisdom, and elderly respect, this planet symbolizes one’s reverence for themselves and others. Furthermore, it is also understood to be associated with discipline, patience, and tradition.
Inversely, its negative qualities are the natural consequences of its strength. Generally, this planet can cause us to become suspicious and jealous of others. Thus, its impact on our dominant planet can change the way we compare our standing with other people.
Uranus is known to be the god of the sky and heavens. As a planet, it is the epitome of change and transformation. With that, the impact of this planet is perhaps the greatest among all, for it can turn your life in the most unexpected ways. Paying attention to its movement is crucial if you want to be wary of sudden changes.
For its function, the planet Uranus is known to represent our innovative and creative energies. Meaning, this celestial body determines how we will celebrate our own sense of originality in things that we do. For instance, when this planet is in action, we might feel a sense of lack and discontent, often challenging us to

build something new for our lives. Thus, like new pages in a book, Uranus opens up new paths in almost any area of our existence.
As for its movement, this planet changes every seven years. Uniquely, this is the only planet that signifies a specific number instead of a range, indicating that most changes in life happen every 7 years. If you look at our lives, the ages of 7, 14, 21, 28, and 35 represent significant changes and shifts.
Finally, the planet Saturn is strongly associated with Aquarius. Representing qualities of transformation, change, and freedom, this planet represents one’s boldness. Furthermore, it is also understood to be related to social reform, scientific progress, and even paranormal discoveries.
Inversely, its negative qualities are the natural consequences of its strength. Generally, this planet can cause us to become rebellious and eccentric. Thus, its impact on our dominant planet can change the way we treat institutions and traditions.
As the Roman god of the seas and earthquakes, Neptune was valued by sailors and travelers. Similarly, Neptune is regarded as the planet that strongly resonates with the water element. This implies that the planet has a more sophisticated sense of resonance, especially with one’s feelings and emotions. Thus, it carries a

certain sense of mysticism with it, as such is generally accessed by feeling instead of thinking.
For its function, the planet Neptune is known to be responsible for our sense of spirituality, intuition, and clairvoyance. Meaning, this celestial body determines the highs and lows of our psychic energy. For instance, in experiencing a spiritual awakening, one becomes more aware of the transcendental realities before him/her. Thus, you are often led by this planet to higher spheres of existence.
As for its movement, this planet changes every 10 to 12 years. Just as one’s spirituality takes time to manifest, this slow-moving planet will take years to exhibit its transformational effects.
Finally, the planet Neptune is strongly associated with Pisces. Representing qualities of intuition, selflessness, and cosmic love, this planet symbolizes one’s ability to go beyond what’s there. Furthermore, it is also understood to be associated with arts, diplomacy, and entertainment.
Inversely, its negative qualities are the natural consequences of its strength. Generally, this planet can cause us to become secretive and delusional. Thus, its impact on our dominant planet can make us question our own realities.

As the last planet in this series, Pluto is known to be the farthest from the Sun. In consequence, this planet is the slowest moving and coldest. Thus, its effect is often on the long-term side and is generally directed to our overall direction. Paying attention to this planet and what it has to say will generally impact us in the most unique way.
For its function, the planet Pluto is known to be responsible for our transformation. Meaning, this celestial body determines how we will cope with change and despair, both of which are understood to be inevitable in one’s existence. For instance, with the death of a family member, this event usually shapes us or breaks us. Like a crisis, it can either improve our overall actions and outlook or diminish such.
As for its movement, this planet changes every 12 to 15 years. With that, it is the slowest moving planet, often signifying a significant shift in our lives.
Finally, the planet Pluto is strongly associated with Scorpio. Representing qualities of contemplation, transformation, and progression, this planet represents one’s desire to transcend the physical and the mundane. Furthermore, it is also understood to be associated with birth, death, and the subconscious mind.

Inversely, its negative qualities are the natural consequences of its strength. Generally, this planet can cause us to become anti-social and even rebellious. Thus, its impact on our dominant planet can change the way we perceive our own reality.

Final Word
By being able to grasp the meaning of each planet and how it can possibly impact your life, you’ll be able to live it out in accordance with the universe. More often than not, things can seemingly work against us simply because we are not aligned with what the world has set for us.
As such, the way to go is to be mindful of planetary movements. In doing so, it will be easier for you to go with the tide. For instance, you’ll be able to execute your plans in critical areas of your life with better timing and rhythm. This will be crucial not only in your daily choices but also in your overall direction.
Through this E-book, we hope to have imparted some essential information that can help you achieve more in life. Always remember that as planets move, we are also running. This ensures a cosmic balance, something that we need to respect and abide by.


Laura Zukerman

Owner and Founder At The Goddess Bibles A Memoir By Laura Zukerman

Becoming Your Inner Goddess

Goddess On 🔥

Nodes and What they Are 🔆


Most of us are usually familiar with the 12 zodiac signs. By reading about it on the internet, we get to have a simple digest of things that we want to know about ourselves. For instance, we can read about today’s horoscope and frame our actions based on it. If it is quite negative, then perhaps we can be a bit prudent for the day. Inversely, if it is generous, then perhaps we can be more daring.
More often than not, horoscopes are used this way. Giving us a general prediction of the near and far future, we open our perspectives to what the universe says about us. Instead of simply relying on our own intuition and logic, the approach of integrating this form of divination will greatly improve your chances of being one with the universe in every choice we make.
As such, deepening your understanding of astrology and natal charts will help you learn more about yourself. By exploring the secret of the astrological nodes, you can unravel what the celestial bodies say about you and your direction in life. Thus, in this E-book, we will be exploring how we can utilize these nodes to our benefit!

What Are Astrological Nodes?
By definition, a node is a point where two lines meet. Like an intersection, nodes can be understood as a merging point of two things. As such, an astrological node is an intersection of two celestial bodies.
In understanding astrology, it is crucial to point out that planetary movements are a major basis of one’s fate. Given that each planet travels around the sun, their trajectories are also taken into account in discussing them. With that, these points are understood to bear a significant meaning with them.
To begin with, the lunar nodes are points where the moon’s orbit went past through your plane during birth. As such, there are two nodes under the lunar node, namely, the north node and the south node.
Simply put, the north node can be understood as your courage zone. Meaning, in this lifetime, you are meant to transcend your old ways by accepting this calling. As you step in this courage zone, you will learn a new aspect of yourself, which will help you become more as an individual.
Inversely, the south node is more like a comfort zone. Containing your natural set of skills and preferences, this node signals who you are. In general, they can be treated as our innate gifts. However, they also represent the things that we need to move forward.
By integrating the nodes in how we live your life, you will get a different sense of self. Thus, in the succeeding sections, you’ll get to unlock the meaning of both north and south nodes in your life.

Aries & Libra Lunar Nodes
As the first pair in this series, the Aries north node challenges us to step out from the supporting role. While Aries is able to provide the much-needed support within the group, this function somehow limits the manifestation of Aries towards greatness. Because this is considered as their comfort zone, they must transcend it in order to unravel a new aspect of their personality.
In this case, Aries must assess how they interact with other people. By reflecting on the nature of their group dynamics, Aries creates an opportunity for growth. One instance that they have to take note of is their passive approach in life. Whether it is in work or in their personal life, the supporting role is often perceived passively. Without the desire to shine or stand-out, Aries can easily be left out to themselves.
Inversely, this Aries north node is Libra’s south node. Meaning, as Aries needs to step-up, Libra needs to step down. By being overly comfortable with this “me-first” mentality, Libra can be good at making things happen on their own. As such, they don’t have to rely on others to realize what they want. Instead, they can simply go for their goals as they have the ability to do so on their own.
With that, Libra must conquer the challenge of humility. By stepping down from the lead role, they will be able to see what they usually don’t – the plight of the supporting role. As such, this will widen the perspective of Libra in things such that when they become leaders again, they would be one’s that will embody a lot of wisdom and not only courage.
Thus, if you are born with an Aries north node or a Libra south node, such means that you’ve mastered relationships in your previous life. By doing so, you are coming strong as you have

great interpersonal skills. The key for you here is to know where to position yourself.
If you have an Aries north node, then most likely, you’ll be dealing with anger issues. Burning with passion and a strong desire to make things happen, you have to be conscious of how you are channeling this energy. Similarly, those with Libra north nodes must learn how to commune with others. This will teach them how to adjust and be one with shared goals.

Taurus and Scorpio Lunar Nodes
Those bearing the Taurus north nodes must be able to release their Scorpio south nodes. In particular, the Scorpio south nodes include a flurry of incoherencies like sexual aggression, being manipulative or secretive, and even relying on others. Consumed by their desire to put up a positive impression, they may overshoot themselves in the process.
As such, their approach should be in line with the Taurus north node. In accepting simplicity and truth, they are able to see a different perspective in life. Instead of being trapped in their usual perception about how things should be, this enlightening approach can lead them towards a more meaningful existence.
If you are bearing a Scorpio north node with a Taurus south node, this means that you basically have to go beyond the comfort zones of Taurus. As an earth sign, Taurus is known to have a strong resonance with the world and worldly concerns. Meaning, they are keen on pursuing things that are physical, sensual, and materialistic.
As such, this Taurus south node is known to be very stubborn, stable, and loyal in their own goals. However, what they lack is the re-assessment of these goals. By identifying its meaning and purpose, re-assessing things can be a key factor in moving forward.
With that, the best direction is the Scorpio north node. In this path, one is to embrace spirituality and mysticism. By reconnecting with the divine, you are able to gain a new sense of meaning that transcends money and sex. Such definitely means that you are going out of your comfort zone and that growth is something imminent as a natural consequence.

Furthermore, the Scorpio north node also suggests a coalition with others. By entering joint ventures and letting others contribute to your financial goals, you’ll be destined towards prosperity.
Given such, the coverage of the Taurus and Scorpio north/south nodes are generally focused on the tension between the physical and the spiritual. By being mindful of this push and pull tension between them, you’ll be able to arrive at new ways to deal with this problem.
The critical approach here for Scorpio north node is to assess what they can do to fix the issue instead of yearning about what- ifs. For the Taurus north node, their task is in making sure to impart to others their blessings and good tidings.

Gemini and Sagittarius Lunar Nodes
For Gemini and Sagittarius, the lunar nodes are generally directed on communication and community-building. As such, these nodes present a polarity between the Gemini and Sagittarian approach to things.
To begin with, having a Gemini north node means that you are yearning for communal stability. As such, your comfort zone should be the Sagittarian south node, which translates to one word – wanderlust.
Yes, having a Gemini north node means that you should practically give up all sorts of instability and inconsistencies in life. Meaning, you are to focus on things that last and ones that will bring constructive outcomes.
For instance, traveling and building new relationships in each city you visit is a strong example of a Sagittarian south node. Because it is their forte to go out there and explore, they seldom create lasting relationships that are anchored on shared communal goals. Instead of pursuing this, your aim is to do away from it and focus on your courage, which primarily rests on sustainable goals and communities.
Inversely, a Sagittarian north node suggests that you should do away from the familiar and the stagnant. What is considered to be foundational and essential are things that you are strongly resonant with. However, whether you like it or not, this type of thinking can also curtail your potentials.
As such, one example of this is transferring to another town for work. Especially when you are coming from a small town, transferring to a bigger one often gives an unprecedented conclusion for you. Whereas you see your hometown as the

perfect place to build yourself in, choosing to drift away will definitely yield greater dividends for you, given that you are a bearer of the Sagittarian north node.
Furthermore, do not forget that Gemini is a communication sign. As such, if you bear the Gemini north node, your courage zone lies in your ability to deal with others. By engaging in a democratic way, you’ll learn to get their respect without forcing it.
Finally, Sagittarius can be associated with one’s spirituality. As such, it can be the key to unlocking not only your personal but also your spiritual perspective. This path leads you to higher levels of uncertainty, but also deeper insights on the way you integrate spirituality in your personal dealings.

Cancer and Capricorn Lunar Nodes
Focused on the innate tension of the anima and the animus, this strong push and pull between feminine and masculine energies are represented by these two zodiac signs. As Cancer exhibits strong qualities of emotion and intuition, they are associated with feminine energy. Inversely, Capricorn, which is an earth sign, shares strong resonance with paternalism, structure, and career.
With that, having a Cancer north node simply means that you are to pursue the values of feminine energy. When you bear a Cancer north node, it also means that you have a Capricorn south node which explains your inherent comfort in worldly goods and logical conclusions. But in order to widen your perspective, you’ll also need to see from the other side.
For instance, in deciding about moral issues, a worldly and rational standpoint can either be consequential or deontological. In the classic case of whether or not it is right to steal a drug in order to save your spouse, the Capricorn south node will favor based on one’s moral preference. However, pursuing a Cancer north node means that you will feel from their shoes and do everything in your power to save them.
Inversely, a Cancer south node means that you have strong intuition and relational skills. In order to cope with life or excel in it, you often rely on this ability to understand and feel the plight of others. As such, you are known to be that prized pacifier in a team which alleviates the tension within the group.
However, while this is your strength, such is also your limit. Because you are never truly able to transcend this, you are limited in an intuitive and emotional approach. Thus, you need to

pursue the Capricorn north node, which centers on the pursuit of personal stability and sufficiency.
Thus, you are shifting from strong motherly instincts to fatherly ones. As a reaction, you will definitely become more logical and instrumental in the way you assess things in your life.
Lastly, always remember that both of these signs are known to cross both the earth and sea. Like a crab, Cancer is at home with the water sign but can also access the earth sign. Similarly, the Capricorn, which is a sea-goat, is at home at land, yet may access the sea. This signals that despite being opposites regarding their node relations, both signs are destined to this calling.

Leo and Aquarius Lunar Nodes
As for Leo and Aquarius, the whole tension is centered upon the rhetoric of the commoners and the royals. Each having contrasting views of the world, these two are naturally different, given how things appear to them by birth. Stemming from a commoner’s perspective, life is meant to be difficult and impoverished such that one must exert all efforts to transcend it. However, from a royal’s perspective, life is meant to be lived in the most grandiose way as they rule over themselves and others.
As such, if you have a Leo north node, this means that you have lived your past life in plight and impoverishment. While you may be comfortable in these struggles, it takes a lot of courage to step out of them and transcend your situation. With that, you must look at how you can live the life of the royals in your own way.
One way to do this is to change your environment. Whereas you were used to hanging out with people of your league, shifting to those you can’t reach will force you to metamorphosis. By learning new concepts from the royals themselves, you’ll get to see the other side of the coin.
Inversely, having an Aquarius north node means that your past life was centered on royalty. Perhaps, you were living a life of prestige and honor as you were a son or daughter of a duke. But in this lifetime, the cosmic alignments point towards your task of resonating with the marginalized.
Meaning, while it may cause you to discomfort to go out there and to commune with those who are in need, it is necessary for you to do so in order to grow. Remember, you are used to with wealth and honor such that they became your comfort zones. But by

learning how to engage with those who are in need, you allow yourself to grow with a broader perspective in life.
Thus, remember that Leo is a bearer of royalty while Aquarius is meant to bring transformation. As long as you are able to envision for yourself how you can apply such perspectives in your life, you’ll be able to get to your courage zone in no time!

Virgo and Pisces Lunar Nodes
With the last set of lunar nodes, the whole discussion centers on the tension between reasonability and creativity. Whereas Virgo is ruled by the planet Mercury which is known for its cleverness, Pisces is ruled by the planet Neptune which is heavily associated with dreaminess. Given such, you’re most likely getting the picture here – two conflicting ways of assessing reality.
In this case, a Virgo north node means that you have to transcend your daydreams. By taking a more realistic assessment of what’s going on in your life, you’ll be able to go beyond your usual dreamy approach, as this is your Pisces south node.
For instance, one problem with being too dreamy is that you can be easily stuck in your own thoughts. Instead of actualizing something, the thought of making it can already consume you. As such, the way to go is to analyze things using logic and data, something that an earth sign would do. With that, you’ll integrate a sense of practicality in your approach.
Inversely, a Pisces north node means that you have to somehow give up such a rational approach. Instead of limiting yourself in the facts and the data that’s in your hands, you go beyond it by accepting that the universe is bigger than you and that other forces might be in play.
An example of this would be on how to understand the negative things that are going on in your life right now. Interpreting them from a strictly rational standpoint means that you won’t get to see how universal energy must be restored in your system. Furthermore, such a stringent approach from a Virgo south node lacks creativity and intuition, something that you can draw out from pursuing the Pisces north node.

By taking into account how you can integrate and balance the other side of these two perspectives, you are certainly bound towards self-growth and development. You don’t necessarily have to give up either of them. Instead, you can simply add and prioritize one over the other. After all, your south node is your comfort zone, the spring, which will propel you to heights. So, it wouldn’t make sense to simply ditch them for some new goal that’s set by your north node.

Final Word
In this E-book, we have discussed the Nodes of Fate. As a life plan, these lunar nodes can serve as pointers to us and lead us towards the more progressive options in life.
By essence, what the lunar nodes are trying to teach us is to simply do away from our comfort zones and pursue our courage zones. As each of the north and south nodes discuss this, you’ll get a sense of how much can apply in your life. Simply by knowing their meaning and identifying your north node, you already have that much sought life map, which will bring meaning and success to you.
As long as you follow the path that the stars have set for you, you won’t be going against the current of the universe. Bearing the universal energy which will push you through challenges and conflicts, having such as is your ultimate ally in this journey called life.


Laura Zukerman

Owner and Founder At The Goddess Bibles A Memoir By Laura Zukerman

Becoming Your Inner Goddess

Goddess on 🔥

Psychic Abilities

Awakening One’s Psychic Abilities
Perhaps, one way or another, we’ve heard of that story about someone who possesses supernatural powers. Able to predict the future, they write documents and proofs that serve as anomalous readings about what will happen next. And whether we like it or not, some do actually have this ability.
For instance, the famous Nostradamus serves as a well-known example of this. As he writes about his prophecies, it turns out that one happens after another, with rationalists being unable to explain how this can happen. After all, who would have thought that this is possible?
With that, this points only to one explanation – the existence of supernatural abilities. Despite being unable to explain them, the presence of psychic abilities often tells us that there exists beyond the tangible and the rational.
Instead of exclusively understanding the world from the lens of the sciences, giving enough credit for these transcendental experiences will allow us to gain a new perspective. By not being limited to earthly desires and knowledge, we open ourselves to things that are beyond us.
Thus, join us on this journey as you unravel a new aspect of yourself! By seeing how you can possibly use your mind to impact your reality, you’ll gain a unique ability, which will help you in numerous ways.
As such, in this E-book, we’ll be thoroughly discussing the 5 basic types of psychic abilities and 8 proven ways to harness them. By reading through, you’ll be able to understand what they are, on top of gaining practical knowledge on how to execute them. 

What are Psychic Abilities?
Generally speaking, psychic abilities are often non-tangible ways of impacting the world. Going beyond the sense of reason and common sense, man is able to connect with the higher powers of the universe and wield them.
If you think of cosmic energy, you can consider its basic form as universal and formless. Because it is such, it can become the life source of all that there is. Regardless of a being’s essence (which can be a stone, plant, human, etc.), this life force is the one that allows it to exist.
With that, psychic abilities are one way of harnessing this universal life force. By employing spiritual methods, one is able to transcend the material world and use paranormal means of actualizing this.
For instance, when one does telepathy, a rational and scientific method won’t be applicable. After all, would there be a way to measure this ability? Of course, we can never measure their strength. Unlike liquids or programs, this thing cannot be quantified or rationalized.
Even so, it doesn’t necessarily deny its existence. Because we are able to experience cases where one can forward these thoughts, people can never deny the truth that there indeed exists a way to do it.
With that, we’ll be moving on by discussing the 5 basic types of psychic abilities. Although there are a lot more that can be added to this list, we’ll focus on the 5 most common and fundamental ways of utilizing this cosmic energy.

Furthermore, this E-book will also continue by outlining 8 ways to awaken one’s psychic abilities. By doing so, you’ll gain access to a practical guide on how you can begin your baby steps in this journey.

Psychic Ability #1: Astral Projection
As one of the most commonly experienced forms of psychic ability, the astral projection has solid multicultural roots. Given that it is experienced universally amongst people who have a higher sense of spirituality, astral projection is something that is renowned as a type of psychic ability.
Basically, astral projection is the ability to separate the mind from the body. Given the presumption of the dichotomy between the brain and the body, some experts have testified that it is indeed possible to separate them.
By doing so, one can achieve things that he/she won’t usually be able to. For instance, astral projection allows a person to travel beyond the physical realm simply because they have shifted to their spiritual existence.
With that, individuals who are able to harness this ability can consciously manipulate their experiences. Unlike dreams where we are bound by the unconscious elements in it, astral projection gives us a fully operational conscious state.
As such, practitioners of this ability tell us that it is even possible to see their spirit/soul as it separates from the body during sleep. Like a ghost, that spirit is able to wander around and perceive things that they usually wouldn’t like energies and auras.
Given this, a lot of people seek to have a higher level of spirituality. By doing so, they will gain access to their own spiritual planes through astral projection itself.

Psychic Ability #2: Clairvoyance
Even if you’re not a fan of America’s Got Talent, the social media space would be enough to tell you about a pair of clairvoyants in their show. Able to perceive the immediate future of particular events, these tricksters present to us what’s commonly referred to as clairvoyance.
To begin with, clairvoyance stems from the French words clair meaning clear and voyance, which means vision. Defined as the ability to gain extrasensory information, this psychic ability is recognized by individuals despite the fact that the general masses are unable to explain such events.
With that, clairvoyance is often used to predict life events. By having this psychic ability, one can manipulate his/her destiny instead of being merely subject to it.
For instance, clairvoyance gives you the power to know if someone in the group is deliberately lying to you. Because you are able to conclude without proof, you don’t need to prepare traps in order to catch them doing it. Instead, you can simply avoid them, for you already know what they’re up to.
By having a peek into the near future, clairvoyance allows you to make better choices in life.

Psychic Ability #3: Intuition
Being the most basic among the bunch, intuition is a psychic ability that almost anyone can master. By using intuition, one is relying on his/her gut instead of actual proofs on something. As such, it gives the user the ability to assess things without the need for evidence.
In its purest form, intuition can be understood as a way of using a combination of one’s emotive and spiritual powers. By sharpening one’s intuition, the user can have a solid hunch about what’s to come.
For instance, this ability is commonly practiced by women, particularly mothers. Even in the absence of facts, a mother will be able to tell if their children are experiencing something wrong in school. All it takes are a combination of one’s feeling and some clues or hints.
These clues are often presented by the child. In this case, the child may appear bothered or uneasy. Even when they are deliberately hiding it, the mother will be able to see through, allowing her to engage in a series of verifications.
Similarly, intuition can also be pure. Without any hint at all, a mother will be able to have that feeling that’s accompanied by goosebumps. Generally, this happens as a vague hunch. By connecting to their spiritual self, intuition manifests through goosebumps or premonitions about themselves or others.

Psychic Ability #4: Precognition
Being a combination of both intuition and clairvoyance, precognition is the ability to predict future events. By tapping into one’s spiritual powers, the user can get a vivid picture of things that are yet to occur in their lives.
But unlike clairvoyance, which is usually short to middle distance of vision, precognition seeks to unravel the far future. For instance, this often happens in dreams that occur years before the actual event. In this case, one can foresee the death of a loved one or the future career of themselves and the like. Because they have the ability to predict the far future, precognition bears its own unique value.
With that, this psychic ability is advantageous in trying to determine one’s path. Given that each person has a different way that’s laid upon them by birth, a person who has the ability to predict one’s direction can give meaning to ones’ struggles.
While others remain confused and conflicted with what’s happening to them, the enlightened person can make sense of the situation. By being able to see how one event connects to the other, practitioners of this spiritual ability are sought for their higher levels of wisdom and thought.

Psychic Ability #5: Telepathy
Often seen in movies, this psychic ability is, perhaps, the most difficult to do. After all, who would believe that one has the power to telepathically communicate thoughts to another person?
In essence, the principle behind telepathy lies in paranormal levels of harnessing the power of the psyche. By being able to pass on ideas without uttering words or read one’s thoughts, telepathy is genuinely a subject of both wonder and mysticism.
Generally speaking, the most recognized mode of this psychic ability is dream telepathy. As one of the main topics in parapsychology, experiments were conducted to prove this ability to communicate through dreams. As images were relayed between the sender and the receiver during sleep, this psychic ability seemed to have crossed the limits of what can be known.
Another form of this is twin telepathy. Given that there is a uniquely strong resonance between twins, it has been theorized that they are the most likely subjects that can engage in mind communication. Thus, this often led to speculation and wonder, even among spiritual practitioners.
Whether or not telepathy can actually be achieved is something that remains a mystery. As such, you can treat it as one of the goals that you might eventually reach as you harness your spiritual abilities.
Given these 5 basic types of psychic abilities, the next question is: how do we actually achieve them? As such, we’ll be laying out 8 simple ways to awaken your psychic abilities. With that, you’ll have a definite starting point from which you can build on. 

First Way: Constant Meditation
As the most basic form of spirituality, constant meditation is the first step to reconnect with yourself. Given that you are pouring almost all your energies and attention to the world, it is only reasonable for you to lose this innate connection between you and your perception of who you are.
Meaning, when we think of our conscious self, what we usually miss out on is the fact that we can be disconnected from it. Assuming that all the choices we make are ours, we forget that there can be a gap between who we are and who we perceive ourselves to be.
As such, meditation is often the best technique to bridge this gap. Given that it employs an active way of reassessing one’s thoughts, meditation can bring into light the subconscious or unconscious ideas that you may have.
By giving yourself some time to pause and reflect, you’ll be able to examine your idle thoughts and what they are trying to communicate to you. Following this course, it becomes easier for you to assess which ones to keep and the ones to reject. Thus, it becomes the first step to awaken your psychic abilities as it exercises the psyche itself.

Second Way: Sharpening your Gut
Though seemingly obvious, sharpening your gut is one of the more proven ways of increasing your psychic abilities. By continually training how to assess your gut thoughts, you’ll be more familiar with specific actions and instances which signal you to engage or back out.
For instance, when meeting someone new, you’ll always have a gut feeling about them. Whether positive or negative, this gut feel will give you a good sense of intuition whether or not it is right for you to engage with them. As such, this idea often leads you to have a favorable or unfavorable initial meeting.
Regardless of the result, the point that you should take note of here is the fact that you can slowly build your intuition. By paying attention to red or green flags, you can maneuver beyond the flowery words that a person may feed you. Because your gut cannot be reasoned with, it is also something that is not corrupted by reason itself.
Furthermore, sharpening your gut is your first step towards intuition. As you practice this skill, you’ll get better over time. As such, what you can do is to write your gut feelings and thoughts about something as they arise, and record how much of them turn out to be true.

Third Way: Dream Journaling
With the 5 types of psychic abilities, we’ve learned that dreams are the most common platform where one can engage freely with his/her spiritual nature. After all, during dreams, we are transferred to a different plane, one that goes beyond our physical reality.
As such, precognition, telepathy, astral projection, and even clairvoyance can manifest in one’s dreams. For instance, dreaming of certain symbols can signify the impending death of a family member or the upcoming romance in your life. While you may be unaware of it, such is already a form of the psychic ability itself.
However, most of us fail to realize this. Instead, what they do is to simply brush it off and think that it’s just another dream. But by doing dream journaling, you can change this.
Using this technique, you will be able to systematically record the events in your dreams. Most notably with what Carl Jung refers to as big ideas, these images can contain something in themselves that is essential in moving forward with one’s psychic abilities.
By taking note of them, you can actively track your dreams, which means that you now have more control instead of seeing them as random and isolated.

Fourth Way: Identifying your Spirit Guide
In attempting to harness your psychic abilities, identifying your spirit guide is another critical element that you can do. Following the roots of shamanism, some spiritual practitioners believe that we all have spirit guides. As such, they often appear to us in dreams and in forms of animals.
With that, different animals have various meanings. Given your spiritual journey, these animals will guide you by showing you the way. After all, treading the spiritual planes of existence can be confusing and complicated in itself. Moreover, they also serve as your protectors. With harmful and malicious energies that can encroach your vulnerable spiritual self, the spirit guide will ensure that you are protected.
As such, they often accompany you on things like astral projection. Being a high level of psychic ability, astral projection can cause you to become corrupted by evil spirits. Just like in the stories where people are unable to return to their bodies, astral projection can be dangerous in itself.
But with the help of a spirit guide, you can ward them off. By carrying a token with you, the spirit guide becomes both physically and spiritually present, as they guard and guide your way. 

Fifth Way: Healing Crystals
Containing the energies of the earth, healing crystals are also considered as active catalysts in attempting to manifest one’s psychic abilities. With its unique functions and low-frequency vibrations, each healing crystal contains energy which can unlock you. After all, these energies are created and stored in these crystals by mother nature itself.
For instance, the crystal amethyst contains much spirituality and mysticism in it. Only by incorporating it in your daily meditation, this healing crystal can sort things out for you and bring you closer to your spiritual self.
Furthermore, you can also use other healing crystals that are directed to the throat and crown chakra. In this case, the crystal lapis lazuli unblocks your throat chakra. This means that your communicative skills will improve, allowing you to better connect with the universe. Similarly, the mystical moonstone can aid you in your dreams as it increases your emotional sensitivity.
With that, healing crystals are to be taken as enhancers for practicing your psychic abilities. By understanding the whole chakra system in conjunction with healing crystals, you’ll know how to meditate and adequately use these crystals to open your spiritual gates.

Sixth Way: Getting a Spiritual Mentor
Just as in all practices, having a mentor with you will improve your progress by tenfold. Compared to only doing your own thing, having a good mentor allows you to take only the correct steps. Especially when you are great at absorbing things like a sponge, the wisdom that your mentor has will be more than enough to propel your progress.
Similarly, developing your psychic abilities will be much easier if you have someone to tell you what to do. Because this whole exercise can be tricky and complicated in itself, paying attention to proper steps will ensure that you’ll learn the correct way to do it.
Because this whole thing can be tricky in itself, ensuring that you are learning from an experienced one will definitely be a big plus for you. Instead of taking unnecessary detours, your mentor will guide you properly on your journey.
After all, in developing your psychic abilities, you should note that this also exposes you to potentially unwanted elements. As you open your astral planes and access your higher spiritual self, negative energies might possibly take over.
However, with the help of a mentor, you’ll ensure that someone got your back.

Seventh Way: Spiritual Awakening
Developing your psychic abilities is strongly intertwined with spiritual awakening. As your first significant step, spiritual awakening opens up your higher self. But how does it happen?
Before you know it, spiritual awakening can occur in the simplest of ways. For instance, the death of a loved one can trigger you to question the meaning of life or if there is life after death. While seemingly paradoxical, these questions point to realities that go beyond our reach, something that spiritual awakening seeks to unlock.
Moving forward, you’ll have a variety of supernatural experiences. Just like the ones mentioned here, you might get premonitions, stronger intuitions, or even experience unintended astral projections during sleep.
In general, it will bring you to an unexplainable sense of the universe. Being able to feel its energy and yet unable to explain it, such cosmic powers will run through you.
With that, fret not for these things is natural when experiencing a spiritual awakening. As long as you are able to recognize them, these things will actually help you in your journey onwards, as they become opportunities for growth.

Eighth Way: Reconnect with Nature
As our life-giver, nature provides us with everything that we need. Whether it is our food, shelter, or even energy, we rely on almost anything to mother nature itself.
However, the development of industrialization only furthered this gap between man and nature. With buildings that block our path and surround us with concrete, it is quite challenging to reconnect with the trees and the wind.
Furthermore, our social media world contributed to this gap. Consumed by the allure of consumerism and online vanity, the difference that this development bridged only brought us farther from the serenity of the ocean.
With that, it takes a thorough reassessment on how disconnected we are from nature. Whether we like it or not, life itself is a spiritual energy source that can aid us in developing psychic abilities.
By reconnecting with nature, we will be able to tap on this energy. Such will bring a renewed sense of self.

Final Word
Awakening your psychic abilities is never an easy task. As such, even this E- book can only do so much in helping you by enlightening you about ideas or concepts that can help bolster your progress.
With that, we’d like to leave you a few pointers to take note of on this journey.
First, you have to be specific on the kind of psychic ability that you want to develop. Given the many options that you can do, paying attention to one skill at a time will ensure steady progress for you. This is crucial since beginners usually try out everything and end up achieving nothing. By not repeating this mistake, you’ll have better odds of being able to harness the ability that you want.
Second, in choosing your psychic ability, make sure that you’ve selected the best method that’s fit for it. For instance, the easiest to develop here is the power of intuition. Because we already have that grounding of gut feeling, intuition is simply a higher form of it. With that, you should ask yourself: which of the methods mentioned will best help me in my progress? By giving a clear cut answer for this, it will be easier for you to perfect this ability.
Third, fill your subconscious with it. Learning and harnessing psychic abilities is undoubtedly no easy task. It surely will take a lot of commitment on your part. Far from being a simple stroll in the park, harnessing these abilities requires you to know more about your spiritual self. With that, the way to go is to commit to it by filling your subconscious thoughts of this desire. In this

way, even your unconscious thoughts will contribute to your overall development.
With these final three tips, we hope that this E-book will become a good take-off point for you. As you take these tips and turn them into action, you’ll be able to harness the power of your mind in no time!


Laura Zukerman

Owner and Founder At The Goddess Bibles A Memoir By Laura Zukerman

Becoming Your inner goddess

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Memory and the brains ability to process information

Memory is a hot topic these days and everyone is looking for
the next best essential oil or supplement to boost its power.
Health food stores make a killing each year off of everyday
people, just like you, who want to improve their memory but are
not sure exactly how to make that happen. They spend
needless amounts of money on a product that is, in most
cases, providing little more than a placebo effect. If you would
like to truly enhance the memory power of your mind, you have
all of the tools you need without adding any fake miracle pill to
your already busy regimen and budget. Three simple tools
include breaks, sleeping, and journaling… no, seriously. It really
is that easy.

Think about it. When a college students are pulling out another
one of their late-night study sessions, there is a lot of action
going on behind the scenes and hidden deep within the
unconscious mind. Those students will crank out hour after
hour of uninterrupted study time hoping to retain as much as
possible. Sadly, what would help that student out significantly
better than a marathon of study? It is actually, taking a break.
Believe it or not, psychologists agree that taking a true break
from the assignment can actually help the memories lock into
place. Here’s the catch: it has to be a real break from the task.
In order for those new memories to form, the brain has to
almost “rest” itself. Sadly, the brain is unable to hit that reset
button while still focusing on the task at hand.

In order to lock in
the memories, it is best to go do something you enjoy and
allows you to happily focus on something else.
This is where the fun part comes in. If you enjoy video games,
turn one on and play a round. If you enjoy exercise, get out the
yoga mat or lace up your running shoes. Better yet, call your
mom or a long long lost friend and tell them how much you
care. Anything to keep yourself from thinking about what you
want to remember. It seems counter-intuitive, but it gives your
brain the chance to save and reset before carrying on about the

Another popular tool to help increase your memory power – is
sleep. Just like taking a break, going to sleep at just the right
time and getting a good night’s rest is the perfect boost to your
brain’s memory creating power. Sleep gives your brain the
optimum opportunity to create and store those memories you
have made. According to research, it is best to study in the
afternoon, practice or review what you learned a little later in
the evening, and then go to bed for the night. When you wake
up in the morning, your chances of recalling what it is you are
consciously trying to remember will be significantly improved.
(Vahdat, 2017)

What is actually happening to your memories during that sleep
cycle? Sparing the science lesson, you can say the memory is
stored, traced, and even evolved while you are catching that
beauty rest. During the first 2-3 hours of sleep, the memory
actually stays in the cortex and recycles or replays. The cortex
is the same place in the brain that the memory was actually
formed. Once you enter rapid eye movement or REM sleep, the
memory moves more deeply into the brain, in a region called
the putamen where it is locked and loaded for the rest of your

Without getting the proper amount of sleep, your precious,
baby short-term memories never get the chance to grow and
develop into long-term adult nostalgic bliss. This is especially
important if you are trying to develop a new skill, up your game,
or study for an exam. Imagine staying up all night studying,
cramming as much knowledge into your brain as possible, but
remembering hardly any of it because you never went to
sleep… and feeling exhausted on top of it!

The last tip to hack your unconscious and boost your memory
power, is something you have no doubt heard to do before…
write it down. The college student cramming all night for the
next day’s exam might have done better by just writing solid,
well thought out notes. Why does writing notes or even
journaling about your day help increase your unconscious
ability to recall information? There are a few key factors at work
while you write, especially if you are writing by hand.
Experts agree that taking notes, especially handwriting notes is
one of the most significant ways to hack your unconscious into
increasing your memory. Not only does recalling the
information and summarizing it in your own words help give
your unconscious the boost, but the actual cognitive functions
that are required to do it.

You are coordinating your verbal skills
with your fine movement skills and forcing your brain to
sloooowww down while you transcribe from thoughts to paper.
(Bui, D. C., Myerson, J., & Hale, S. 2013) Your unconscious
mind has to step aside, while your conscious mind handles the

Whether you are working to improve your memory for work,
school, or just for the experience of reminiscing in your old age
rewarding yourself with breaks, getting enough sleep, and
documenting your experience by hand are all easy ways to
completely hack your unconscious mind to improve your
memory. Instead of your unconscious mind deciding what is
important enough to keep, you can override the process and
force it to know what you want to be important

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can bend them like an artist.” Pablo Picasso

So much of what you do each day, your motivations, and your
willingness to do more is all driven by your unconscious mind.
From the time you are born until the time you die, your
unconscious brain is hard at work. Without actively thinking,
you complete task after task and never question why you do
what you do. Your reasons are sometimes even a mystery to
you. Connecting with your unconscious mind can not only be
done relatively simply, but the benefits are seemingly

Would you believe that your unconscious mind can be
responsible for some of your top successes as well as some of
your most heart-wrenching mistakes? What if you were told
that you can even transform your future and opportunities for
success, simply by changing your mind? Does the idea of
controlling your unconscious mind to change the outcome of
your life seem plausible, or does it just sound like another
passing fad? Believe it or not, how you feel about that last
question will even help determine the answer.

Awareness of the unconscious mind’s influence is one of the
first steps in gaining back the control of your choices. You will
be placing the outcome of your happiness, your relationships,
your career and so much more back into your hands. Some of
the most successful and influential people to-date have spoken
of this same awareness. No, it is not a “secret” key to
happiness; however, connecting with your unconscious mind is
a widely underused practice.

“The mind is like an iceberg. It floats with one-seventh of its
bulk above water.” -Sigmund Freud.

Whether you realize it or not, there is A LOT happening inside
of your mind without your participation. While your awareness
is cast on work, family, kids, and who tagged whom in which
post, your mind is busy at work preparing for you your
reactions, responses, emotions, and deepest desires. The
unconscious mind is there, right next to you, all day long. Even
as you sleep, your mind is there with you sharing its subtle, yet
powerful influence. According to psychologists, this influence
has been developing and working for you since you where a
child, and the way you allow it to influence your decisions today
is almost completely out of your control. That operative word
here is most certainly, “almost.”

The concept of an unconscious or subconscious mind was first
“officially” introduced by praised psychiatrist, Sigmund Freud.
There are now a few models and opinions on the unconscious
mind and its impact and influence on our daily life; however, the
Freudian model was the first and is still the most widely known
by members outside of the psychological community.
The Freudian model of the unconscious was captured by
intense case studies by Freud of sample patients who were
suffering from abnormal psychological issues or trauma (Freud
1925/1961, Page 31.) He explored the motivations behind
everyday actions and reactions. He also investigated the
influence of the unconscious on their dreams. The work of
Freud is still most definitely the most influential; however, there are a few other positions on the subject.

Two other competing theories of the unconscious mind can be
found in those who practice Cognitive Psychology as well as
Social Psychology. In each respective model, the purpose and
power of the unconscious mind varies as well as its influence
over your choices. For example, Cognitive psychology has a
belief that the unconscious is actually not capable of the credit
we have given it over the years.They argue that the influence
on our lives is so subtle and it is so easily suggested to that
there is no justification in giving it such power. (loftus &
Klinger, 1992)

Social psychology argues that the processes and functions of
the unconscious mind are far more important and serve a
greater purpose than the catalysts for which those actions
happen. While Freudians and Cognitive psychologists are
focusing more on the stimuli triggering the unconscious
response, Social psychologists are directing their attention to
the response itself (Bargh, 2007.)

Interestingly enough, those who practice or study any form of
psychology will still hold the Freudian model as a baseline, or
even a champion of the unconscious mind. His case studies
modeled a movement toward mental health and taking a quest
for the deeper meaning hidden in everyday interactions. All
professional psychologists, and many of those who are not,
have all learned of Freud and studied the impact of his work on
our lives today. They cannot deny his influence on the field just
as they cannot deny the innermost workings of the unconscious
mind begin forming and developing while even in the womb
and locked into place during childhood.

Psychological models aside, you can no doubt reflect to a time
when you were a child and remember an experience that may
have shaped the way you make decisions as an adult. Maybe
you remember a time when you touched a hot stove and
learned, “That’s hot!” Perhaps it was something much deeper
or traumatic. The fact of the matter is that you have thousands
of experiences that have molded you into the person you are
today, and most of the time you had no idea it was leaving any
sort of lasting impact at all. In fact, depending on how traumatic
the experience may have been for you, there is a chance you
will have forgotten it entirely. However, the impact that
unconscious memory has on your psyche can be quite

It is widely accepted that the most influential relationship for a
child on both the conscious and the unconscious mind is with
their parents. The relationships and interactions between your
parents, particularly your same sex parent, have the singlehand
most impactful impressions on your psyche — whether
you want it to be or not, the impact is there. (Freud, 1956)
The ways in which your parents cared for you, disciplined you,
or even spoke about themselves are all ways that added to
your unconscious conditioning. There are more subtle
influences at work too. For example, how much you were or
were not held as an infant has an impact, as well as the ways
in which you played, or if you had siblings and the birth order of
said siblings… all of it (and so much more) comes together to
shape your unconscious mind.

The first step in gaining mastery or control over the
unconscious mind derives from gaining an understanding and
awareness of how it came to be. This is even more important
when discussing the influence of unconscious memories
themselves. In some cases, an event or an experience was so
traumatic the brain actually suppress the memory entirely. This
form of selective amnesia is one of the brain’s natural defense
mechanisms against recalling and reliving a traumatic
experience. However, keeping these memories suppressed is
not as positive as you would assume.

Even though the memory itself is hidden away, the negative
associates are still there – even if only on an unconscious level.
When something in your present day life triggers any of those
suppressed memories, the body responds sometimes
mimicking how it felt while first experiencing the trauma and
presenting as depression, anxiety, and even post traumatic
stress disorder. It may seem counterintuitive, but according to
psychologists today, the best way to overcome these
sometimes life debilitating symptoms is to recall the hidden
away memory.

In a way, some look at it as a form of reclaiming your power,
and subsequently your ability to process and dismiss an
emotion or past event. There are several methods
professionals will use to extract these memories, but arguably
the most successful method is exposure therapy or actually
revisiting the place or location the trauma occurred. Often
times, when the subject is able to recall the memory, their
symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, or worse are likely to
disappear altogether. (Nature Neuroscience volume18,
pages1265–1271 (2015))

This book will continue to discuss ways to tap into and
overcome the unconscious mind. No matter what method of
psychology you tend to favor, the experience of connecting with
your unconscious can be a liberating experience. There are
simple ways to engage the unconscious and regain your
control, and the benefits are seemingly endless.


Scientific research on nonverbal communication and behavior began with the 1872 publication of Charles Darwin’s The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals. Since that time, abundant research on the types, effects, and expressions of unspoken communication and behavior. While these signals are often so subtle that we are not consciously aware of them, research has identified several different types of nonverbal communication.

9 Types of Nonverbal Communication
Here are nine types of nonverbal cues and behaviors:

Facial Expressions
Facial expressions are responsible for a huge proportion of nonverbal communication.1 Consider how much information can be conveyed with a smile or a frown. The look on a person’s face is often the first thing we see, even before we hear what they have to say.

While nonverbal communication and behavior can vary dramatically between cultures, the facial expressions for happiness, sadness, anger, and fear are similar throughout the world.

universal facial expressions and nonverbal communication
Verywell / Joshua Seong
Deliberate movements and signals are an important way to communicate meaning without words.2 Common gestures include waving, pointing, and using fingers to indicate numeric amounts. Other gestures are arbitrary and related to culture.

In courtroom settings, lawyers have been known to utilize different nonverbal signals to attempt to sway juror opinions. An attorney might glance at his watch to suggest that the opposing lawyer’s argument is tedious or might even roll his eyes at the testimony offered by a witness in an attempt to undermine his or her credibility. These nonverbal signals are seen as being so powerful and influential that some judges even place limits on what type of nonverbal behaviors are allowed in the courtroom.


Paralinguistics refers to vocal communication that is separate from actual language.3 This includes factors such as tone of voice, loudness, inflection, and pitch. Consider the powerful effect that tone of voice can have on the meaning of a sentence. When said in a strong tone of voice, listeners might interpret approval and enthusiasm. The same words said in a hesitant tone of voice might convey disapproval and a lack of interest.

Consider all the different ways that simply changing your tone of voice might change the meaning of a sentence. A friend might ask you how you are doing, and you might respond with the standard “I’m fine,” but how you actually say those words might reveal a tremendous amount of how you are really feeling.

A cold tone of voice might suggest that you are actually not fine, but you don’t wish to discuss it. A bright, happy tone of voice will reveal that you are actually doing quite well. A somber, downcast tone would indicate that you are the opposite of fine and that perhaps your friend should inquire further.

Body Language and Posture
Posture and movement can also convey a great deal of information.4 Research on body language has grown significantly since the 1970s, but popular media have focused on the over-interpretation of defensive postures, arm-crossing, and leg-crossing, especially after publishing Julius Fast’s book Body Language.

While these nonverbal behaviors can indicate feelings and attitudes, research suggests that body language is far more subtle and less definitive than previously believed.

People often refer to their need for “personal space,” which is also an important type of nonverbal communication.5 The amount of distance we need and the amount of space we perceive as belonging to us is influenced by a number of factors including social norms, cultural expectations, situational factors, personality characteristics, and level of familiarity.

For example, the amount of personal space needed when having a casual conversation with another person usually varies between 18 inches to four feet. On the other hand, the personal distance needed when speaking to a crowd of people is around 10 to 12 feet.

Eye Gaze
The eyes play an important role in nonverbal communication and such things as looking, staring and blinking are important nonverbal behaviors. When people encounter people or things that they like, the rate of blinking increases and pupils dilate. Looking at another person can indicate a range of emotions including hostility, interest, and attraction.

People also utilize eye gaze as a means to determine if someone is being honest.6 Normal, steady eye contact is often taken as a sign that a person is telling the truth and is trustworthy. Shifty eyes and an inability to maintain eye contact, on the other hand, is frequently seen as an indicator that someone is lying or being deceptive.

Communicating through touch is another important nonverbal behavior. There has been a substantial amount of research on the importance of touch in infancy and early childhood.

Harry Harlow’s classic monkey study demonstrated how deprived touch and contact impedes development. Baby monkeys raised by wire mothers experienced permanent deficits in behavior and social interaction. Touch can be used to communicate affection, familiarity, sympathy, and other emotions.

In her book Interpersonal Communication: Everyday Encounters, author Julia Wood writes that touch is also often used as a way to communicate both status and power.7 Researchers have found that high-status individuals tend to invade other people’s personal space with greater frequency and intensity than lower-status individuals. Sex differences also play a role in how people utilize touch to communicate meaning.

Women tend to use touch to convey care, concern, and nurturance. Men, on the other hand, are more likely to use touch to assert power or control over others.

Our choice of color, clothing, hairstyles, and other factors affecting appearance are also considered a means of nonverbal communication.8 Research on color psychology has demonstrated that different colors can evoke different moods. Appearance can also alter physiological reactions, judgments, and interpretations.

Just think of all the subtle judgments you quickly make about someone based on his or her appearance. These first impressions are important, which is why experts suggest that job seekers dress appropriately for interviews with potential employers.

Researchers have found that appearance can play a role in how people are perceived and even how much they earn. One 1996 study found that attorneys who were rated as more attractive than their peers earned nearly 15 percent more than those ranked as less attractive.

Culture is an important influence on how appearances are judged. While thinness tends to be valued in Western cultures, some African cultures relate full-figured bodies to better health, wealth, and social status.

Objects and images are also tools that can be used to communicate nonverbally. On an online forum, for example, you might select an avatar to represent your identity online and to communicate information about who you are and the things you like. People often spend a great deal of time developing a particular image and surrounding themselves with objects designed to convey information about the things that are important to them.

Uniforms, for example, can be used to transmit a tremendous amount of information about a person. A soldier will don fatigues, a police officer will wear a uniform, and a doctor will wear a white lab coat. At a mere glance, these outfits tell people what a person does for a living.

A Word From Very-well
Nonverbal communication plays an important role in how we convey meaning and information to others, as well as how we interpret the actions of those around us. The important thing to remember when looking at such nonverbal behaviors is to consider the actions in groups. What a person actually says along with his or her expressions, appearance, and tone of voice might tell you a great deal about what that person is really trying to say.

Brainwave Patterns to Gain control of your life, your emotions.

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How Will You Get Rich this year? Heres a check box.. resort back to it and do not skip any parts!

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1 – Redefine Wealth

2 – Set goals

3 – Subconscious power

4 – Know your worth

5 – Test your worth

6 – You are the asset

7 – Stay frugal

8 – Guard your ideas

9 – Average is fine

10 – Be well informed

11 – Find alternatives

12 – Have passive


13 – Be diverse

14 – Delay


15 – Spend wisely

16 – Be realistic

17 – Embrace failures

18 – Seize chances

19 – Write it down

20 – Cut the cards

21 – Cut the services

22 – Keep the ratio low

23 – Dispute outdated

24 – Interest and debt

25 – Pay debt off ASAP

What is Confidence?

with confidence, you can give yourself that social edge which makes people
admire and look up to you. To put it in clear terms, confidence is believing
in yourself and having no anxiety at all. Generally, you can show
confidence in various facets of life, but self-confidence (which is the main subject of this book) means being okay with who you are and loving yourself. Self-confidence works hand in hand with self-esteem and self-esteem means that you trust yourself to do what is right and to make the right decisions.In order for you to have a practical understanding of what self-confidence is, let’s make use of an illustration. You are together with some of your colleagues at work and there are some very loud people there. Everyone present is about to make a decision you think will cost the company a whole lot of money. To avoid this, you
share your opinion and tell the group that the company will record a huge loss if they go ahead with their plan. This is what self-confidence is—being so sure about your opinion that you speak out against the popular opinion. In this scenario, you have shown that you have enough confidence to confront people who have more resources and to face whatever consequence may come up. By doing this, you have increased your appeal to the people around and your boss,
who is in the group now, has a deep respect for you. You have shown that you are not someone who goes with the flow or who cannot think for himself or herself. On the other hand, someone who has no confidence will sit quietly and agree with whatever the popular opinion is. Because they do not trust their own judgment, they’ll suspect the idea they have is wrong and that it will eventually damage the finances of the company for that year. People who lack self-confidence fear people around will shut
them up, no one will pay any attention to them, or that they’ll even get fired. They lack the deep confidence which is needed to back up their convictions and as a result of this, they miss their opportunity to prove themselves. Now, you might be thinking that the right thing for you to do is to just make your voice heard regardless of where and when, but this is not what being confident means. Being confrontational and contradicting people at every opportunity you get is
overcompensation and not confidence. In fact, it could be one of the biggest mistakes you make when trying to show that you are confident.

Managing risk is something analyzers excel at and it could even be seen as their greatest strength. If you happen to work with one of them, you would notice they leave zero margin for errors, and this shows they mean business. After collecting the opinions, data, and thoughts, they will then manage the risk to the lowest point to which it can be managed.

9 Personality types
Another thing analyzers excel at is sticking to rules and regulations. While most of us would feel they are tedious and restricting, analyzers perform best when there are rules and regulations. To be honest, they find it meaningless to live without them. The only time they experience peace in their minds is when the task they are given is set
within boundaries they can keep a close eye on.
Analyzers are completely in love with systems; routines also work well for them. Sound strange? Well, the reason why this is so is because they enjoy doing things in ways that can be followed step-by-step from start to finish, and preferably without errors. If you want to gain the favor of an analyzer, one thing you could do is to provide a systematic solution to a problem they encounter. Security is a major concern to an analyzer and before they can make any decision, they put the entire plan into consideration first. If plan A fails to work, then B must be ready to. Due to the fact that they gather data and analyze it, it is possible for them to solve any problem they might face in the safest way possible.
Most times, analyzers do not approach other people to start conversations, and this is completely normal to them. Initiating conversations or making the first move to interact with others is simply not their thing. Even in a brainstorming session, an analyzer would wait for other people to make their suggestions and speak their minds
first before he or she speaks. Inflexibility is one other weakness analyzers have. It is very rare for you to find an
analyzer who adapts easily to new cultures. If you try to introduce new accounting software to an analyzer, for example, he or she would likely give a thousand reasons why it isn’t needed and let you know how comfortable he or she is using the current
one he or she has. Unless an analyzer sees a real need to try out the software, he or she would rather not take that “risk.”
An analyzer will do all he or she can to hide emotions so as not to appear weak to other people. Definitely, there are a lot of reasons why they would not want to show their emotions to others, but the general reason is so they can feel safe and protected.

9 Personality types In order for them to come up with a totally perfect plan, analyzers will spend a huge amount of time and energy to get the right data. At certain times, this could take much longer than the required time, which could lead to expending more resources like human labor and money as well.

In order for you to deal with an analyzer effectively, you will likely need to employ some skills, but some practical ways by which you can do this include:

  1. Telling them things they are not aware of. This is pretty important, especially during meetings—if you tell an analyzer something he or she already knows, it will only irritate him or her. On the other hand, it will be very easy for you to gain their favor if you provide them with information that can make solving a problem very easy.
  2. Making friends through their abilities. Most times, analyzers only use their abilities to build friendships or to gain attention rather than their true selves. If it is possible for you to create an environment in which they can build relationships or make friends through their abilities, such as working on a big
    project together, it will make things much better for them.
  3. Encouraging them to be less critical of people and things. No doubt, analyzers are critics, but you can also help them reduce the intensity. You can do this by assuring them that the right time to implement the strategies they have been working on is now and there is no need to worry about errors that may happen.
    You will need to convince them and encourage them as well.
    This is all you need to know about an analyzer’s attributes, and one thing to take note of is when it comes to dealing with analyzers, security and data are of the utmost importance. In the following chapter, we will talk about another personality, which is the supporter, and all you need to know about it.

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eople with the supporter personality can be seen all around you. When you
have troubles concerning your emotions, they are the ones that you would first
turn to and this is because they are very friendly. When you have a challenge,
he or she is there to listen and this is why they are called the supporters. It is very easy
for people to put all their trust in them and to cast all their burdens on them. Why is
this so?
Supporters are friendly with people and it is very easy for them to be liked. People
usually trust supporters because they can care for them, encourage them, and
support them. It is because of the comfort they offer that you would rather talk to a
supporter than an analyzer when you break up with your boyfriend of eight years.
Being people-oriented comes naturally to them and they try their best to avoid
personal conflict with other people, even at their own expense. It becomes really
difficult for a supporter to reject someone, and they are ready to please whoever they
They also find it easy to interact with people and when people are around, they blend
in with the conversation and go with the flow. Supporters allow other people to initiate
any kind of activity but at the same time, they are not interested in impressing other
people. People like this look so harmless and don’t come off as threats to others in
any way. Even when threatened, supporters will not make it known publicly.
Sometimes, they might even bottle up their feelings to the point of depression, which
could be very harmful.
Supporters always put others first. In other words, they think about other people
before they think about themselves. This isn’t as a result of inadequacy but it is simply
their nature. They always consider others first regardless of whatever rewards or
incentives they might get in return.
Serving others is something they find easy to do and they have no problem at all with
doing it. Most times, supporters are the ones who will do the dirty work that others
find difficult to do.

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If you need someone who will listen to you pour out all the feelings you have bottled up for a long time, a supporter is the smart choice. The patience and encouragement they will show you will be unbelievable.
When it comes to work, they are always willing to be supervised by their superiors, and taking commands as well as completing the tasks assigned to them comes easily to them. WEAKNESSES One weakness, which is peculiar to people with the supporter personality, is that they
always try to please everyone. No matter the kind of decisions we want to make, there will always be people who are not in favor of this. Supporters, however, will find it difficult to come to terms with this and they’ll end up trying to please everyone. Planning and setting goals does not come easily to them and although they submit easily to authorities when executing plans, they don’t enjoy goal-setting and making plans.
Supporters will withhold information that is unpleasant to the hearer when possible and this is one of their greatest setbacks. Rather than see you feel bad, they would rather not say anything.
No doubt, supporters may seem nice and easy-going, but at the same time, this kind of personality can be quite dangerous because you never know when a supporter is going to have an outburst. Because they carry the burdens of others, it is very common to find out they are depressed. However, some things that can be useful when dealing with a supporter include:

  1. Showing your appreciation towards them. Although they do not care for praise and rewards, encouraging them and showing genuine appreciation for what they have done could go a really long way. Think about those times when you were down and he or she was there for you—now is the time for you to repay the kindness.

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  1. Helping them to stand up for themselves. True, it is very rare for a supporter to speak what is really in his or her mind, but with the right kind of motivation, it is possible. Let them realize that they also have the right to voice their thoughts and since this isn’t normal for them, you can push them a bit to ensure this. Not taking them for granted. Now that we have discussed all there is to know about supporters and you know they’ll likely do whatever you ask, taking them for granted is a total no. Before you try to exploit them or push them to the limit, remember they are human beings like you too.
    Now, you know about the supporter personality and understand why they always put people first. When dealing with someone with this kind of personality, keep in mind that you should never take them for granted and that acknowledging them is important.


People who have the analyzer personality are usually slow and secure. He or she
would ask about a million questions before stepping foot onto a boat. If you
have experienced a scenario such as this, then you have met an analyzer. Most
times, analyzers act based on their feelings and they make decisions depending on
how secure or comfortable they feel. Making decisions will be very difficult and would
take much longer than it normally would if an analyzer feels insecure in any way. This
is because they will need to gather more information concerning the situation, and
this could take a while.
To analyzers, analysis and data are extremely important, and when they come across
any kind of problem, they take time out to study the issue closely, gather the needed
data, and then analyze it with the resources available to them. Apart from facts and
data, the thoughts and opinions of those who are involved are also things analyzers
take note of. Most times, analyzers are seen as people who are very academic and
they tend to be very focused when it comes to their work environment. When
conversing with an analyzer, it could be noticed that they usually base their
conversations on histories, past illustrations, and facts. During conversations, some
might find them boring, but at the same time, the things they say are very informative
and beneficial.
A company staff between the ages of thirty and fifty who have no interest in matters
concerning the company, such as culture change, would likely fall into the analyzer
category. Such a person is completely comfortable with their present condition and
taking a risk is not something they would want to do. While analyzers can be very
secure, they could also be very stubborn at the same time.
Managing risk is something analyzers excel at and it could even be seen as their
greatest strength. If you happen to work with one of them, you would notice they
leave zero margin for errors, and this shows they mean business. After collecting the
opinions, data, and thoughts, they will then manage the risk to the lowest point to
which it can be managed.

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Another thing analyzers excel at is sticking to rules and regulations. While most of us
would feel they are tedious and restricting, analyzers perform best when there are
rules and regulations. To be honest, they find it meaningless to live without them. The
only time they experience peace in their minds is when the task they are given is set
within boundaries they can keep a close eye on.
Analyzers are completely in love with systems; routines also work well for them.
Sound strange? Well, the reason why this is so is because they enjoy doing things in
ways that can be followed step-by-step from start to finish, and preferably without
errors. If you want to gain the favor of an analyzer, one thing you could do is to provide
a systematic solution to a problem they encounter.
Security is a major concern to an analyzer and before they can make any decision,
they put the entire plan into consideration first. If plan A fails to work, then B must be
ready to. Due to the fact that they gather data and analyze it, it is possible for them to
solve any problem they might face in the safest way possible.
Most times, analyzers do not approach other people to start conversations, and this
is completely normal to them. Initiating conversations or making the first move to
interact with others is simply not their thing. Even in a brainstorming session, an
analyzer would wait for other people to make their suggestions and speak their minds
first before he or she speaks.
Inflexibility is one other weakness analyzers have. It is very rare for you to find an
analyzer who adapts easily to new cultures. If you try to introduce new accounting
software to an analyzer, for example, he or she would likely give a thousand reasons
why it isn’t needed and let you know how comfortable he or she is using the current
one he or she has. Unless an analyzer sees a real need to try out the software, he or
she would rather not take that “risk.”
An analyzer will do all he or she can to hide emotions so as not to appear weak to
other people. Definitely, there are a lot of reasons why they would not want to show
their emotions to others, but the general reason is so they can feel safe and protected.

Laura Zukerman

Owner and Founder At The Goddess Bibles A Memoir By Laura Zukerman

Becoming Your Inner Goddess

Goddess on Fire

Do you have faith in what the Universe is doing for you all day, everyday?


You don’t attract into your life what you want. You don’t attract what you think about. You don’t attract what you feel. Desires, thoughts, and feelings are all important, but these are more effects than causes.

You attract what you’re signaling.

Think of yourself as a vibrational transmitter. You’re constantly sending out signals that tell the universe who you are in this moment. Those signals will either attract or repel other vibrational beings, events, and experiences.

You naturally attract that which is in harmony with your state of being, and you’ll repel that which is out of sync with your state.

If your energetic self radiates wealth and abundance, your physical reality will reflect wealth and abundance for your physical being.

If your energetic self radiates anger and frustration, your physical reality will reflect that as well.

Since the signals you’re sending out at any given moment tend to be fairly complex, your experience of physical reality will be equally complex.

Once you can accept that your vibrational self attracts compatible patterns, it becomes clear that if you want to experience something different in your life, you must somehow change the signals you’re putting out.

The Art of Dealing With Difficult People

By ‘difficult’ people we mean people with certain personality traits or emotional
characteristics that make it difficult for you to communicate with them. The ability
to effectively cope with such people while maintaining a healthy work environment
is known as the skill of dealing with difficult people.

It is inevitable for you to come across a difficult person in your life that bring about
distress, whether it’s in the form of a neighbor, relative, colleague, employee,
customer, or supplier. However, the intensity of their difficulty may vary depending
upon the kind of difficult person they are; downers, better than(s), passives, or
We’ve all been there. Be it work, school or Thanksgiving dinner, we’ve all found
ourselves in situations where we have been forced to interact with people we find
to be “difficult”. For many of us, we’d rather eat glass than have to deal with
challenging people like this but how we survive and, dare I say thrive, in these
situations can separate us from the pack in both business and in life.

Why Is Dealing with Difficult People Important
Whenever we are faced with unreasonably difficult people, our instinct is to react
with frustration and irritation. That, however, is the ticket to destruction. It causes
tension to build in the work environment and can prove a serious threat to the
productivity as well as the overall stability of the work environment.
Therefore, it is important to develop the skills of dealing with difficult people not
only for the sake of your satisfaction but because your long term as well as short
term success depends to a great extent on your ability to smoothly and successfully
interact with such people. To increase the likelihood of your success in life and
career, you must be savvy in dealing with such difficult behaviors.
How to Improve Your Skills of Dealing with Difficult People?
Since it is difficult to avoid crossing paths with difficult people, the best option is to
improve your skills of dealing with difficult people in the following way:

  1. Identify the nature of difficulty. Analyze the specific behavior causing
    distress and identify the kind of difficult person you need to deal with. For
    example, is he a ‘downer’ who is always complaining and criticizing, a
    ‘passive’ who never contributes anything, a ‘better than’ who believes he
    knows everything, or just a bossy ‘tank’. Moreover, you must also analyze
    whether or not the behavior is consistent because sometimes it is possible
    that the person is just having a bad day.
  2. Understand them instead of trying to change them. Mostly when we come
    across someone with a difficult behavior, we tend to advise them to change
    themselves. For instance, we may try to encourage a ‘passive’ to stand up for
    himself or a ‘downer’ to be more positive in his thinking. This, however, only
    causes them to resent us. The best way is to try to understand them, their
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    values, and whatever it is that drives their decisions. This not only helps them
    relax but also encourages them to be more open-minded.
    Identifying Difficult People
    Difficult people can take many forms. “Difficulty” can manifest itself in quite a few
    ways, oftentimes, including people who spread rumors, who find the negative in
    everything, those who rarely cooperate, or who don’t value the input and opinions
    of others. They may find every opportunity to create problems or they may simply
    use passive resistance to waylay your best efforts to move your agenda forward.
    At the end of the day, defining “difficult” is a uniquely personal thing. What is
    challenging to me may be a breeze for you. Understanding your personality,
    preferences, and triggers can help you to recognize the types of people and
    situations that irritate you.
    Several types of difficult people and how their behaviors serve to irritate others like
    a course grade of sandpaper:
    ▪ Perfectionists: If you are looking for quick results, perfectionists can be a
    source of frustration.
    ▪ Control Freaks: When you want to do things your way, overly controlling
    types can be a source of irritation as well.
    ▪ Creative People: They’re essential if generating ideas is the plan but can
    cause frustration when you just want to get to deliver a simple result.
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    ▪ Shapers: Although shapers may seek to take over as and when they see fit,
    they can really help drive action.
    ▪ Aggressive or Defensive People: Assertion can help move a group forward.
    Aggression or defensiveness can have the opposite effect on a group’s
    ▪ Submissive People: The lack of confidence and fear of failure that many
    submissive types display can be a source of frustration as well.
    Identifying the Issue
    Turning the situation inward and analyzing your triggers and reactions to these
    situations can help you to be prepared and self-aware when they arise. Elizabeth
    B. Brown shares several questions that you may want to reflect on in order to help
    you understand the root issue of why that person at work or in life is making you
    ▪ What emotional tornadoes does the difficult person in your life spin off?
    ▪ How do you react to a difficult person in your life?
    ▪ How does your difficult person react to your reactions?
    ▪ If the other person is the problem, are you growing unhealthy actions and
    reactions in response to him or her?
    ▪ Are you the difficult person driving others to reactive behavior?
    ▪ How do others react to your actions and responses?

Feeding into our frustrations when dealing with a difficult person can become a
vicious cycle. We tend to see or hear an interaction and then interpret that action
based, not on fact, but on our assumptions. Then we react. Unfortunately, we
usually don’t have all of the information as to why an individual may be showing up
the way they are and, in the absence of factual information, we tend to fill in the
blanks with our own theories about what might be going on.

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Managing Your Reactions
It is all about breathing. Slow, deep breathing actually triggers something at the
bottom of your spine called the Vegus nerve, which sends neurotransmitters to
brain that actually calm you down.
Then, take a moment to reflect on how you feel. Ask yourself questions about how
you can respond to difficult person, or how you can create a good outcome from
the situation. While this seems like overkill, this is an essential step to getting your
brain out of its instinctual response (things like sharpness, negativity, and
defensiveness). Forcing yourself to think of ways to create a good outcome makes
your brain go into a more positive mode of thinking.

Leveraging Some Self-Control
Know yourself. Having a clear sense of self, what causes you tension and where
your limits are can serve you well when interacting with people that you find to be
difficult. Staying calm and developing your awareness and emotional intelligence
skills can help you to manage your reactions to frustrating situations.
Seek to understand the situation. Gaining some clarity by asking questions while
managing your own reactions can serve to help find a mutually satisfactory
outcome. Reflecting on what you would determine as a satisfactory outcome
before getting into an interaction with a difficult person can help you maintain
focus on what really matters.
Stick to the facts and acknowledge emotions. Using examples and stating facts as
opposed to interpretations can help keep interactions with people you find difficult
in check. Paraphrasing and checking for accurate understanding can also show that
you hear what people are saying and that you are doing your level best to work
effectively with them. Responding and stating your emotions or the impact that the
person is having on you based on their behavior, if delivered correctly, can
sometimes be the nudge that someone needs to realize that they are rubbing you
the wrong way.
Seek the advice of others. You’re not alone in this. You are not the only person who
has ever had to productively interact with a difficult person. Seeking out the advice
of others or finding someone to help coach you through it can be quite beneficial.
Sometimes, talking it out can help you reframe the situation to a place where you
can facilitate a more positive outcome.
Keep records, if necessary. Sometimes, things can be so abrasive that you run the
risk of hitting an end-state that you never intended. If things are to the point where
interactions are toxic, it may be time to start making intentional effort to begin
documenting things. If things go south, at least you have a good record of what led
to that place.

  1. Critics
    Certainly, there is a time and place for criticism. In fact, the best ideas and the most
    effective solutions often come from debate. All points of view are challenged. But
    difficult critics, destructive critics aren’t looking for answers. They aren’t involved
    in the give and take that leads to consensus and team building. They’re just critics.
    Or as I like to say, “Critics are spectators, not players.”
    I’m sure you’ve noticed. The people who won’t lift a finger to help are often the
    first ones to point one. Or as one disgusted husband replied when he was asked
    whether his wife drove, he said, “Only in an advisory capacity.” So yes, critics are
    non-cooperative. And their negative behavior makes it difficult for us to even want
    to cooperate with them.
  1. Liars
    As Kim Hubbard says, “Honesty pays but it doesn’t seem to pay enough for most
    people.” That’s sad, but she’s probably right. Anything less than honesty makes
    cooperation, teamwork, and relationships difficult to build. And cooperation,
    teamwork, and relationships are built on trust, and trust is ALWAYS built on truth.
    Of course, lies come in many forms. It might be the lies that are told to impress a
    prospective customer or the lies that are told to keep a spouse from getting upset.
    Or they may be the lies that are used in job hunting. As one recruiter told me, “The
    closet most people come to perfection is when they fill out a job application.” Or
    as a former Prime Minister of Great Britain said, “There are three kinds of lies: lies,
    darned (I can’t say the real word) lies, and statistics.”
    However liars lie, they are difficult to deal with. They’re like Jason and Melinda out
    shopping for living room furniture. They found a set they liked but told the
    salesperson they couldn’t afford it. The sales person replied, “That’s no problem.
    You make one payment, and you don’t make another payment for a year.” Melinda
    asked, “Who told you about us?”
    The most unfortunate thing about lying is that it’s seldom necessary. And the truth
    — no matter how distasteful — would probably be easier for others to accept than
    the lies used to cover it up. As La Rochefoucauld said so wisely, “Almost all our
    faults are more pardonable than the methods we think up to hide them.”

Lavender Oil for Anxiety coping mechanisms

Lavender Oil for Anxiety and Depression

Review of the literature on the safety and efficacy of lavender

By Jeremy Appleton, NDPrinter Friendly Page


Lavender flower and its extracts have been used, both internally and by olfaction, for centuries as a treatment for anxiety and depression. Modern analytical research has identified the main active constituents of the oil; in vitro and animal studies have begun to elucidate mechanisms of action; and controlled clinical trials in humans now document lavender’s efficacy, safety, and dose. This paper reviews these developments, with summary details from selected studies, and provides a preliminary comparison of lavender’s efficacy and safety to its main botanical and pharmaceutical alternatives.


Anxiety is a common complaint and may range from every day stress to clinically relevant symptoms requiring medical intervention. Patients with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) can experience excessive anxiety and worry associated with the stresses of everyday life. Most cases of GAD begin in childhood and can lead—without treatment—to a chronic condition, with fluctuating symptoms, often exacerbated by stressful life events.1 Disturbed sleep has been observed to be among the most frequent accompanying disorders of generalized anxiety.2 Individuals with anxiety disorder not otherwise specified (AD NOS) also present with clinically significant symptoms, but they tend to report less worry, negative affect, depression, and comorbidity than those with GAD.3 The most commonly prescribed agents in the medical treatment of anxiety are benzodiazepines and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).4 The well-known side effects of benzodiazepines include drowsiness, fatigue, confusion and disorientation, dizziness, decreased concentration, impaired memory, dry mouth, and blurred vision. Benzodiazepines can impair the ability to drive or operate machinery and may thus interfere with essential activities of daily living. They lower the tolerance to alcohol and are widely reported to cause physical and psychological dependence and withdrawal symptoms.5 SSRIs, on the other hand, may cause sedation and fatigue, gastrointestinal disturbances, agitation or insomnia.6,7The risks and inconveniences associated with available anxiolytic pharmaceutical medications may be one of the reasons anxiety disorder is considered an undertreated condition.8 Herbal preparations have long been a mainstay for treating anxiety and depression. Some botanical agents, most notably kava (Piper methysticum), have demonstrated efficacy for clinically diagnosed anxiety disorders.9-13 Others, such as St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum), are clinically efficacious for depression in most,14-25 though not all26,27 clinical studies. Kava, however, has been withdrawn by many manufacturers due to concerns over potential hepatotoxicity,28-32 even though these effects may have been primarily due to drug interactions, misuse, and poor quality extracts of this otherwise well-tolerated phytomedicine; St. John’s wort’s popularity has suffered because it was found to stimulate cytochrome P450 34, an enzyme that metabolizes at least half of the known pharmaceuticals sold today.33 A safe, non-sedating, non–habit forming herbal anxiolytic with proven efficacy for GAD and depression is, therefore, of interest to clinicians. Throughout history, lavender has been cultivated for its flowers and oils and used both cosmetically and medicinally. A member of the Labiatae family, lavender is primarily used either dried or as an essential oil. Historical use includes documented activity as an antibacterial, antifungal, carminative, sedative, and antidepressant.34 Lavandula angustifolia, Mill. is the most common species of lavender utilized for health purposes.35 Lavender is native to the Mediterranean, the Arabian Peninsula, Russia, and Africa. Lavender has a high concentration of volatile oils, which impart its distinctive and pleasing fragrance. The relaxing experience of lavender fragrance led to its deliberate, therapeutic use in aromatherapy to relieve mild anxiety. Lavender has been also used internally for mood imbalances such as anxiety, insomnia, and gastrointestinal distress, including “nervous stomach.”36

Lavender Constituents

Lavender essential oil is obtained from steam distillation processing of the flowering tops of L. angustifolia. Modern analytical methods, such as capillary gas chromatography, have demonstrated that lavender oil contains more than 160 constituents, many of which interact synergistically to contribute to its healing effects. The main active constituents of lavender oil are linalool, linalyl acetate, terpinen-4-ol, and camphor. The quantity of the linalyl acetate is determined by the method of steam distillation as it degrades upon distillation to yield linalool. The highest content of linalyl acetate is obtained when fresh lavender flowers are steam distilled right after harvest. Other constituents found in lavender include: cis-ocimene; terpinen-4-ol, ß-caryophyllene; lavandulyl acetate; 1,8-cineole; and small amounts of limonene, geraniol, lavandulol, ß-pinene, camphene, geranyl acetate, and neryl acetate.37,38 Relative amounts of bioactive constituents can vary significantly from one lavender oil to another. The European Pharmacopoeia includes limits or ranges for the content of the predominant components. Specifically, oils with high concentrations of esters and low concentrations of cineol and other minor components are generally considered to be of higher quality because these parameters indicate that a gentle and careful production process was applied and that high quality raw materials were used. A high quality lavender extract would not only comply with this monograph but would ideally exceed those specifications with a higher content of linalyl acetate (ideally 33–45%) and lavandulyl acetate (≥1.5%), and a lower limit for the content of cineol (≤2 %).39

Mechanisms of action

In vitro and in vivo studies have demonstrated multiple possible mechanisms of action of lavender oil, as well as its individual constituents, which may partly account for its relaxing effects when taken orally. Lavender oil has potentiated expression of GABA-A receptors in cell culture;40 it has shown spasmolytic activity on guinea pig ileum;41 linalool, a main active ingredient of lavender oil, has been shown in animals to inhibit glutamate binding in the brain;42 linalool has also inhibited acetylcholine release and influenced ionic conductance in neurons;43 linalyl acetate is described to exert a relaxing effect.44 Lavender oil has reduced dose-dependently spontaneous motility and caffeine-induced hyperactivity of mice.45Lavender oil aromatherapy has been shown to be effective in the management of anxiety and depression and small and medium-sized controlled and uncontrolled clinical trials.

Clinical Efficacy of Lavender

Lavender Aromatherapy

Much prior research on lavender has focused on the administration of lavender via an olfactory route. The anxiolytic activity of lavender olfaction has been demonstrated in several small and medium-sized clinical trials.46-53 The efficacy of aromatherapy of lavender is thought to be due to the psychological effects of the fragrance combined with physiological effects of volatile oils in the limbic system.54 These calming effects of lavender oil and single constituents may be the origin of the traditional use of lavender. Lavender oil olfaction has been shown to decrease anxiety, as measured by the Hamilton rating scale,51 and can increase mood scores.55The following are selected examples of clinical trials on lavender aromatherapy:

  • Dunn and colleagues demonstrated anxiolytic activity of lavender oil aromatherapy in patients in intensive care units. Subjects received at least 1 session of aromatherapy with 1% lavender essential oil. Significant anxiolytic effects were noted in the 1st treatment, though 2nd and 3rd treatments did not appear to be as effective.47
  • Alaoui-Ismaili and colleagues found that the aroma of lavender is considered by subjects to be very pleasant and is correlated with changes in the autonomic nervous system.56
  • Tysoe and colleagues conducted a study of lavender oil in burner use on staff mood and stress in a hospital setting. A significant number of respondents (85%) believed that lavender aroma improved the work environment following the use of the lavender oil burners.57
  • Diego and colleagues demonstrated that people receiving lavender oil (10%) olfaction for 3 minutes felt significantly more relaxed and had decreased anxiety scores, improved mood and increased scores of alpha power on EEG (an indicator of alertness), and increased speed of mathematical calculations.58
  • Lewith and colleagues investigated the effects of lavender aromatherapy on depressed mood and anxiety in female patients being treated with chronic hemodialysis.59 The effects of aromatherapy were measured using the Hamilton rating scale for depression (HAMD) and the Hamilton rating scale for anxiety (HAMA). Lavender aroma significantly decreased the mean scores of HAMA, suggesting an effective, noninvasive means for the treatment of anxiety in hemodialysis patients.
  • Lavender aromatherapy, with or without massage, may also reduce the perception of pain and the need for conventional analgesics in adults and children, though more rigorously controlled trials are needed.60

Oral Lavender Supplementation: Anxiety

Lavender oil has also been shown to be effective via the oral route. Several clinical studies have demonstrated the benefit of lavender extracts in comparison to reference or placebo in decreasing symptoms of anxiety and depression. Orally administered lavender capsules (100 mL and 200 mL) were tested in 97 healthy subjects in a randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial.61 Film clips were used to elicit anxiety. Measures included anxiety, State Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI), mood, positive and negative affect scale (PANAS), heart rate (HR), galvanic skin response (GSR), and heart rate variation (HRV). After baseline measurements, capsules were administered. Participants viewed a neutral film clip, then an anxiety-provoking and light-hearted recovery film clip. For the 200 mL lavender dose during the neutral film clip, there was a trend toward reduced state anxiety, GSR, and HR and increased HRV. In the anxiety-eliciting film, lavender was mildly beneficial in females but only on HRV measures. In males, sympathetic arousal increased during the anxiety film (GSR). HRV significantly increased at 200 mL during all 3 film clips in females, suggesting decreased anxiety. The authors concluded that lavender has anxiolytic effects in humans under conditions of low anxiety, but they were unable to draw conclusions about high anxiety or clinical anxiety disorders. Kasper and colleagues investigated the efficacy of lavender oil (WS® 1265) for AD NOS in comparison to placebo in a primary care setting.62 This study was the first double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial to document the anxiolytic efficacy of orally administered lavender essential oil for anxiety disorder. In 27 general and psychiatric practices, 221 adults reporting unspecified anxiety were randomized to receive 80 mg per day of lavender oil or placebo for 10 weeks with office visits every 2 weeks. A baseline HAMA total score of ?18 and a total score > 5 for the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) were required. The primary outcome measures were HAMA and PSQI total score decrease between baseline and week 10. Secondary efficacy measures included the Clinical Global Impressions scale, the Zung Self-rating Anxiety Scale, and the SF-36 (Quality of Life) Health Survey Questionnaire. Subjects taking WS® 1265 showed a total score decrease by 16.0 ± 8.3 points (mean± SD, 59.3%) for the HAMA and by 5.5 ± 4.4 points (44.7%) for the PSQI compared to 9.5 ± 9.1 (35.4%) and 3.8 ± 4.1 points (30.9%) in the placebo group (P<0.01 one-sided, intention to treat). WS® 1265 was superior to placebo regarding the percentage of responders (76.9 vs. 49.1%, P<0.001) and remitters (60.6 vs. 42.6%, P=0.009). Adverse effects were uncommon and included dyspepsia (4.7% in the treatment group vs 1.8% in the placebo group) and eructation (3.7% in the treatment group and none in the placebo group). Lavender had a significant beneficial influence on quality and duration of sleep and improved general mental and physical health without causing any unwanted sedative or other drug-like effects. Researchers concluded that the lavender oil “is both efficacious and safe” for AD NOS and predicted that it could emerge as “a gentle therapeutic alternative in the treatment of anxiety.” Woelk and Schlaefke conducted a multicenter, double-blind, randomized Phase III study of lavender oil (Silexan, WS® 1265, Dr. Willmar Schwabe, Karlsruhe, Germany) in comparison to low-dose lorazepam for patients with GAD.63 The Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HAMA-total score) was used as the primary objective measurement to monitor changes in the level of tension and relaxation beginning at baseline through week 6 of the trial. Additional data were collected using the Self-rating Anxiety Scale, Penn State Worry Questionnaire, SF-36 Health Survey Questionnaire, and specific sections of the Clinical Global Impressions of severity disorder. A total of 77 female (76.6%) and male (23.4%) subjects 18–65 years of age were randomized into groups. Participants were eligible for the study if they met the inclusion criteria of a HAMA-total score of greater than 18, as well as a score equal to or greater than 2 on both anxious mood and tension items. Secondary objective outcome data were obtained from responder and remission rate comparisons made between the 2 treatment groups. In order for a participant to qualify as having a significant response to treatment they were required to have a reduction of at least 50% in the HAMA-total score during the 6-week trial. Remission was defined as a HAMA-total score of less than 10 points at the end of the 6-week study. The results demonstrated that WS® 1265 was comparable to the conventional approach in its ability to promote relaxation.* The HAMA-total score decreased by 45% in the WS® 1265 group and decreased by 46% in the conventional group. At the conclusion of the 6-week intervention, 40% of the WS® 1265 group and 27% of the conventional treatment group were determined to be in remission. The WS® 1265 group had a response rate of 52.5% compared to only 40.5% taking the conventional option. Adverse effects in the WS® 1265 group were uncommon and included nausea (5.2%), eructation (3.9%), and dyspepsia (2.6%).

Oral Lavender Supplementation: Depression

In a 4-week randomized, double-blind study, researchers compared the efficacy of a tincture of L. angustifolia with imipramine in the treatment of mild to moderate depression.64 Forty-five adult outpatients who met the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition (DSM-IV) for major depression based on the structured clinical interview for DSM-IV participated in the trial. Patients had a baseline Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HAMD) score of at least 18. In this study, patients were randomly assigned to receive lavender tincture (1:5 in 50% alcohol ) 60 drops per day plus placebo tablet (Group A), imipramine tablet 100 mg per day plus placebo drops (Group B), or imipramine tablet 100 mg/per day plus lavender tincture 60 drops per day (Group C) for 4 weeks. Lavender tincture at this concentration was found to be less effective than imipramine in the treatment of mild to moderate depression (P=0.001). In the imipramine group, anticholinergic effects such as dry mouth and urinary retention were observed, whereas headache was observed more in the lavender tincture group. The combination of imipramine and lavender tincture was more effective than imipramine alone (P<0.0001). Researchers concluded that lavender tincture may be of therapeutic benefit in the management of mild to moderate depression, but only as adjuvant therapy. In an open-label Phase II trial, Stange and colleagues administered 80 mg per day of lavender oil (Silexan, WS® 1265, Dr. Willmar Schwabe Pharmaceuticals, Karlsruhe, Germany) to 50 patients with neurasthenia, post-traumatic stress disorder, or somatization disorder for 3 months.65 Using the State Trait Anxiety Inventory, von Zerssen’s Depression Scale, and a sleep diary for assessment, researchers found that state and trait anxiety as well as depression were reduced and efficiency of sleep was improved significantly. Controlled clinical trials are needed to confirm whether oral lavender oil is an effective treatment for depression.

Comparison to Kava, Benzodiazepines, and Antidepressants

To date, lavender has been compared to benzodiazepines,66 paroxetine (an SSRI antidepressant), and imipramine (a tricyclic antidepressant). It has also been compared to kava.67 Kava was perhaps the best studied botanical anxiolytic and was the leading product in this category until concerns about liver toxicity prompted many companies to discontinue offering it. In a 6-week study, kava was found to produce a mean reduction of the HAMA score of 10 points, whereas the mean reduction of that score from lavender (WS® 1265) has ranged from 11.3 points (6-week study)63 to 16 points (10-week study),62 suggesting comparable to superior efficacy. Pharmaceutical anxiolytics (primarily benzodiazepines) typically produce HAMA reductions in the range of 11 to 15.3, suggesting comparable to superior efficacy of WS® 1265 without the attendant side effects.62,63,68,69 The Hamilton Anxiety Scale is used in most clinical trials of anxiolytic agents for GAD. In the study by Kasper and colleagues,62 a diagnosis of AD NOS was used instead, but the HAMA scale was still employed and baseline HAMA scores were similar across all trials (ie, > 18). At first glance it might appear that patients with AD NOS responded better to lavender than patients with GAD. However, the study of lavender for GAD was of shorter duration (6 weeks) than the study of lavender for AD NOS. In the longer study, the mean HAMA score change at the 6-week mark was nearly identical to that seen at the end of the 6-week study of patients with GAD. Therefore, the additional month of therapy at the same dose is likely to have had additional effects. In a meta-analysis of 21 double-blind, placebo-controlled trials in patients with GAD, Hidalgo and colleagues determined average effect sizes for HAMA total score change versus baseline of 0.50 for pregabalin, 0.45 for hydroxyzine, 0.42 for venlafaxine XR, 0.38 for benzodiazepines, 0.35 for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and 0.17 for buspirone.70 The effect size of lavender (WS® 1265) was computed to be 0.75 in AD NOS. The significant reduction of anxiety-related symptoms in patients treated with lavender was not only evident in the judgment of the investigators, but was also perceived by the study participants subjectively according to the results of the self-rating questionnaire. The effects of lavender extract (WS® 1265) and other anxiolytic agents on HAMA scores are compared in Table 1 below. They are expressed as a mean HAMA score change. TABLE 1

  DoseLength of
DiagnosisHAMA score
at baseline
score change
Lavender (WS®
80 mg/d10 weeksAD NOS26.8-16
Lavender (WS®
80 mg/d6 weeksGAD25-11.3
Lorazepam630.5 mg/d6 weeksGAD25-11.6
Bromazepam713 mg TID6 weeksGAD28.07-13
Oxazepam705 mg TID6 weeksGAD28.24-11
100 mg (70%
kavalactones) TID
6 weeksGAD28.35-10
Escitalopram7210-20 mg/d24 weeksGAD23.7-15.3
Paroxetine71 20-50 mg/d 24 weeksGAD 23.4-13.3
Duloxetine6860-120 mg/d9-10 weeksGAD -11.1

 Based upon the available data, it appears that therapy with at least some lavender extracts is comparable or superior in efficacy to many commonly prescribed anxiolytics, including benzodiazepines, SSRIs, and kava. The adverse event profile for lavender is the least severe of these options by a wide margin. In particular, benzodiazepines are well-known for their significant habit-forming potential, a drawback not found with lavender preparations.

Adverse Events, Safety and Dosage

The German Commission E Monographs list no contraindications, side effects, or drug interactions for lavender flower. Internal use of the volatile oil of lavender oil has been reported to cause nausea73 and drowsiness after excessive intake.74 This effect may be dose- and/or quality-dependent, as the occurrence of nausea was higher in the placebo group than in the treatment group (WS® 1265) in the largest and longest controlled clinical trial of lavender oil supplementation.62 In a brief report, Henley and colleagues described 3 cases of otherwise healthy boys with prepubertal gynecomastia,75 all of whom had normal serum concentrations of endogenous steroids and none of whom had been exposed to any known exogenous endocrine disruptors. The repeated topical application of 1 or more over-the-counter personal care products that contained lavender oil or lavender oil and tea tree oil was documented for all 3 patients. The authors performed in vitro tests that suggested weak estrogenic and antiandrogenic activities of the oils that may have contributed to an imbalance in estrogen and androgen pathway signaling. The effective dose of lavender oil is suggested to be 20–80 mg per day.36 The best-designed clinical studies with the most robust combination of efficacy and tolerability used 80 mg per day of a well-defined lavender oil. No serious adverse events during either of the published studies on this extract were reported.


Lavender oil aromatherapy has been shown to be effective in the management of anxiety and depression and small and medium-sized controlled and uncontrolled clinical trials. The best validated use of lavender as an anxiolytic agent is oral supplementation of 80 mg per day of a high-quality, well-defined lavender essential oil that has a demonstrated efficacy comparable or superior to benzodiazepines and kava, with a super safety profile.

Conflict of Interest Statement

Jeremy Appleton, ND, is an employee of Schwabe North America, a subsidiary of Dr. Willmar Schwabe GmbH & Co, which manufactures and distributes WS® 1265, discussed in this article.

About the Author

Jeremy Appleton, ND, is a licensed naturopathic physician. He is a graduate of Reed College and the National College of Natural Medicine. He served on faculty at NCNM as the nutrition department chair and has also taught at Bastyr University, where he did his residency. Appleton left his private practice in 1998 to work in the natural products industry. He is the author of several books and hundreds of articles on natural medicine. He currently serves as director of scientific affairs at Integrative Therapeutics.

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If you or a loved one had an eating disorder, would you be able to recognize it?

While stereotypes might indicate that people with eating disorders are malnourished and skinny, the full spectrum of eating disorders goes far beyond these preconceived notions.

The Academy for Eating Disorders is trying to bust the stigma and improve knowledge of this disease.

The advocacy group has released a new document titled Nine Truths about Eating Disorders.

People can look healthy

Many people may think a person with an eating disorder would be someone all “skin and bones” or someone who carries a lot of extra weight.

But experts say this doesn’t reflect reality.

Dr. Dina Hirsch, a senior psychologist at Syosset Hospital’s Center for Weight Management on Long Island in New York, told Healthline it’s important for physicians to recognize this truth.

“Normal weight patients with eating disorders such as atypical anorexia or bulimia nervosa are often commended for their weight loss without discussion of how it was accomplished,” she said.

“Both of these illnesses have physical and mental health consequences just as serious as anorexia nervosa but are frequently missed by medical professionals who are overly focused on praising them for weight loss,” she added.

Families are not to blame

The Academy for Eating Disorders’ document points out that families can be a source of strength for people dealing with an eating disorder.

They can also serve as an ally for both the person and doctors alike.

According to Dr. Shawna Newman, director of child and adolescent psychiatry at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, family members may feel overwhelmed when a loved one is dealing with an eating disorder.

“It’s really tough when parents are scared,” she told Healthline. “It’s tough to reel in the emotion.”

But the same familial closeness that can cause anxiety can also help identify problems, assisting doctors in working toward a solution.

“The great thing is that people can go to a doctor and have a relatively nonjudgmental assessment and feedback,” explained Newman. “You can easily accompany a family member to their appointment and speak to the doctor about staying on the right track with nutrition.”

An eating disorder is a health crisis

To some, an eating disorder may seem like a minor roadblock, one that’s easy to get over.

But because these disorders affect a person’s psychological well-being, it isn’t that simple.

Dr. S. Bryn Austin, president of the Academy of Eating Disorders, said in a release that the messaging in pop culture and society at large can often spur an eating disorder that can be tough to beat.

“In addition, frank discrimination in healthcare against people living in larger bodies takes a direct and sometimes devastating toll on health and well-being regardless of whether or not a person believes the stigmatizing messages,” she said.

Eating disorders aren’t choices

An eating disorder may start off as someone choosing to starve themselves so they can fit into smaller clothes.

But once the disorder has taken hold, it’s no longer a choice.

“It’s so challenging when you have an eating disorder because food is necessary. We don’t get away from it. We’ve got to eat to live,” said Newman.

Newman said that when a person has gotten themselves to a point where their brain is effectively rewired to think differently about how they look, it’s similar to trauma.

Eating disorders can affect anyone

“Eating disorders come in more than one flavor. The calorie restriction type in which people seriously restrict their intake is very common in teenage girls. But boys can be affected too,” said Newman.

There’s truth to the notion that young women are the highest-risk group for developing eating disorders, but that doesn’t mean that men — or any other demographic group — are immune.

According to statistics, about 2 percent of men will deal with a binge eating disorder at some point in their lives.

There’s an increased risk for suicide

There’s no shortage to the health risks that eating disorders can carry.

The Academy of Eating Disorders released notes that the mortality rate for eating disorders is second only to opioid use disorder when it comes to psychiatric illnesses.

According to a 2014 studyTrusted Source of 1,436 people with eating disorders, almost 12 percent had attempted suicide at some point while 43 percent had a history of suicidal ideation.

Genes and environment play a role

Various benchmarks, such as body mass index, give us a rough idea of what we need to do in order to be healthy.

But the social and physiological determinants of health are tricky to pin down.

“There are many factors that go into it,” said Newman. “Different people have different genetics. Biology isn’t just what you’re consuming, but it’s also that every person in every family has different strengths that can cause different kinds of weight.”

“Weight is very much influenced by genetics, but it can also be influenced by cultural factors, as diets are different in different cultures, and there are different kinds of access to food,” she explained.

Genes alone can’t predict

While the influence of genetics on health and eating disorders can’t be denied, genes are hardly the end-all in terms of prediction.

Eating disorders can be spurred by a person’s perception of what their body should look like — often influenced by images on social media or television.

Sometimes things can be exacerbated by preconceptions from peers or even doctors, said Hirsch.

“It’s imperative that we address weight bias by educating physicians on the nine truths — teaching them that eating disorders affect people of all shapes and sizes, that positive body image promotes health rather than the contrary, and that dietary restriction strategies can increase the risk of developing eating disorders,” she said.

“Physicians also need to stop judging and blaming patients for their weight,” she added.

Full recovery is possible

Anyone who’s tried to change their eating habits knows that it isn’t as simple as just flipping a switch.

The same goes for people with eating disorders who are trying to revert to healthier eating habits.

“The idea that there’s something wrong about your body is very tough to get past,” said Newman. “It can take a long time. You can change your behaviors and re-train, but to change your core belief is very challenging.”

While it may be a challenge for someone to lose their eating disorder, it’s certainly not impossible — particularly when the person, health professionals, and loved ones are all pulling in the right direction.

“Weight-related issues should be treated like any other health issue — with compassion, sensitivity, and concern — and not judgment, blame, or oversimplification,” said Hirsch. “Only then will we be able to address one of the nation’s leading health problems — obesity — and decrease the rate of eating disorders.”FEEDBACK: