Monday, December 10, 2012

The Double Edged Sword

The holiday season for most people is a fun time of the year filled with parties,
celebrations and social gatherings with family and friends.

The First Santa

Odin was the god of wisdom, magick and occult knowledge, runes, poetry and war.
 His name means “the inspired one”.
 Like a shaman he could travel in other worlds to gather more insight.
  Odin was depicted as a tall, old man with a white beard and wearing a cloak.

Odin rode the skies and the seas on his fast white horse Sleipnir with his 8 legs
 (the number of transformation) .
 He carried his never missing spear Gungnir (clear and focused intent) in his hand.

He had only one eye.

He had offered his other eye in exchange for wisdom at the well of the Mimir.
Odin became a shapeshifter, seeing in the outward world with his normal eye,
  understanding the inward worlds with his black, removed eye.

The holiday season has come a long way since then......
 It's just not the same without the festive skulls and entrails decorating the tree.

Christmas can be hard for many reasons.
 Mostly I think its the uncertainty.
 Losing love, not knowing if you can ever find a love like it.
Remember what this season really means.
Having love in your heart for someone
 will change your outlook for the season.
 It's not about the gifts.
 It's about having  love inside
 and sharing it with everyone that comes your way.
 Giving a helping hand
or a kind word to someone in need without expectation.
 Do this,
You'll receive more than you've ever dreamed of.

-Denise Lora Webster Davis-

 The Holiday Spirit

For many people, it is a time filled with sadness, self-evaluation,
loneliness, and anxiety about an uncertain future.

Depression is a lack of feeling.
When you’re depressed you can’t access feelings of self-love.
 Since the love you feel for others is a reflection of the love you feel for yourself,
there's a disconnect.
When you’re depressed you misread situations;
you perceive others as being critical of you.
Because you don’t understand what happens when you’re depressed,
 you listen to everything your depressed mind says,
and it causes havoc on relationships.

This year anxiety and depression can be a double edged sword,
Not only are we depressed but ...

'The End is Near'

Hopi Prophecy

"The Fourth World shall end soon, and the Fifth World will begin."
This the elders everywhere know.
The Signs over many years have been fulfilled, and so few are left.

"And this is the Ninth and Last Sign"

 You will hear of a dwelling-place in the heavens,
 above the earth, that shall fall with a great crash.
It will appear as a blue star.
Very soon after this, the ceremonies of my people will cease.

Mayan Prophecy

On Christmas Eve 2012,
The sky is divided by the sun and all dry land begins to rise.
The oceans respond to the tectonic shifts and the great flooding of the Earth begins.
New York is washed away by a tsunami ten times greater than the Indian Ocean wave of 2004.
 Chicago returns to its swamp roots from the melting ice from the North Pole .
 The Pacific and Atlantic Oceans collide in Nebraska.

For me the world is ending on 12/21/12........

 The World of Kings and Liars

The 'Kings' are the dictators,
those who would dictate to us what we are and are not capable of.

The 'Liars' are those who misdirect us for the sake of their own agenda.

In this brave new world we are the sculptor and the clay.

 As human beings we all develop emotional patterns.
These are mental or emotional states that tend to filter how we look at our lives.
You can change your emotional mood by a radical change in your physiology.

Tough training is exactly that which keeps me motivated.
Few people are self-motivated;
they need some outside stimulus like the right atmosphere
 or a personal trainer to push them.
Some people are motivated by fear and others by love of something.
Some are motivated by the fear of looking inadequate
 or of being exposed as an imposter.
They lack self-esteem; they fear any emotion that makes them feel on the spot.
So, they go through life or their “workouts” being emotionally blind folded.
They are the ones who quit first—they have become emotionally numb.
Your feelings are the spirit behind your motivation-
don’t leave home without them or pretend you are feeling something you’re not.
 Martial arts are about being in touch with your greatest strength, your spirit.
 You cannot endure tough training without it.
 It is that sub-energy that triggers your will power.
 Without this, anyone’s search in martial arts lacks vision -
they simply wonder around lost,
 unsure of themselves and always looking for answers.
-Joe Lewis-

On 12/21/12 I'll be doing and activity that keeps me focused motivated and inspired.
I'll be at the gym on 12/21/12