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Partner Reunification Love Spells That Really Work in Brisbane

Partner Reunification Love Spells That Really Work in Brisbane

Effective Partner Reunification Love spells to bring back ex-lover

How often have you thought about how much more beautiful your life could be if someone you had separated from comes back to you? That is exactly what this spell is designed to offer. A partner reunification love spell is geared towards improving all aspects of love, affection, loyalty and care to penetrate with positive energy so that a relationship not only prospers but may also last longer.
My partner reunification love spells can help you pull your lover to your direction. It will also revitalize the waning or waned love energies that you and your partner once had. It will also intensify desire and awaken all the romantic feelings that are necessary to bring about harmony and commitment in a relationship

How the reunification spell works

A partner reunification works according to the law of attraction. It uses the power of your thoughts and feelings and combines this energy with the natural and spiritual forces of magic. This results in a combined and powerful energy that can then grow in love. The energy that you radiate through your thoughts and feelings in the universe is reflected in one form or another back to you. Therefore, if your thoughts and feelings of love are positive, the same energies will; also be attracted on your side.

Bring back happiness with partner reunification love spells

A partner reunification is both powerful and beautiful. It helps to draw love and happiness in your life by promoting the feelings of attraction and infatuation. Magic’s job is to kindle the light and get the fire upright. The flame of love and desire that will then burn between you and your partner will make you more attractive and interesting. This type of magic is to create an effective way to a foundation for a strong partnership and true love. It is, therefore, less suitable for a romance or affair, but should only be used if you wish to revive a relationship that had gone sour. This spell can also be cast as the lost love spell, reconciliation love spell, get back together spell and effective marriage spell that works.

Learning to stop tormenting ourselves is an art we can all learn

Learning to stop tormenting ourselves is an art we can all learn

Stop meditating, instructs Fabrice Midal. In fact, don’t just stop it, f–k meditating.

While you’re at it, f–k trying to be calm, f–k obeying, f–k being wise.

Messy lives can be happy lives.
Messy lives can be happy lives. Photo: Stocksy

It’s unusual advice coming from a professor of philosophy at the University of Paris who has practiced meditation for 25 years and taught it for 15 years.

But, Midal insists that all the directives in our lives have become about ‘bettering’ ourselves; they are performance or achievement-based and instead of liberating us, end up becoming constraints that simply serve to torment us. 

Meditation: Another 'achievement-based' pursuit?
Meditation: Another ‘achievement-based’ pursuit?  Photo: Stocksy

“The groundwork for my practice is that meditation is unproductive, that it doesn’t make you more efficient, it doesn’t make you wiser, and that, deep down, it has no ‘purpose’ in the common sense of the term,” Midal says in his internationally best-selling book, The French Art of Not Giving a F*ck.

His book is the latest in a trend in ‘art of not giving a f–k’ philosophy.

“I think that people are tired of hearing all these injunctions all the time: ‘eat better’, ‘exercise more’, ‘talk nicely’, ‘take care of this and that’,” Midal says. “They suck so much energy out of us, and moreover most of the time, they are contradictory : ‘be calm’ but also ‘be more energetic’, ‘be yourself’ but also ‘consume like the others’, ‘be fun’ but also ‘be more productive’.

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“And the problem is that these injunctions are imposed on ourselves as much by society as by us! And that is causing a great deal of suffering, everywhere.”

Fabrice Midal 

He thinks the “not giving a f*ck” trend is a “very genuine and radical response to that” and a way to challenge all of the things we “should” be doing or belief that we’re not good enough. 

“We need to draw a clear limit. ‘Stop!’ And while we tell this to ourselves, with a firm tenderness, we can simply come back to our sensations, to this very basic but profound experience of just being alive,” Midal says. “It is so powerful, and it works. And you can do it anywhere, anytime. Before a meeting, in your shower, during an interview or while making love, it’s a multi-terrain practice.”

It is an “art” because as instantaneously as we can decide to stop giving a f–k, it is a contextual practice, not to be conflated with complete apathy about life.

“After telling ourselves to not give a f–k, life goes on, but simply now we’re more attuned to it, we reconnected with our ground, and we can continue, but simply with less self-torture,” Midal says. “So it doesn’t mean we should not be giving a f–k all the time, just lying on our couch forever. It needs to be justly used, and that’s why it’s an art.”

 In his book, Midal also advises against obeying, intellectualising and trying to understand everything. Instead, he suggests: “Discover the power of ignorance”.

Yet, this comes from someone who has spent many years studying and has a doctorate of philosophy. How can this be?

There are rules that restrain us and those that free us, he says. 

“Without frames, there could be no paintings, everything would be kind of lost in space. And that is the same for us. For example, having a precise schedule for my daily meetings allows me to think about other things and not lose my time in practical matters,” Midal says. 

“But there are some other rules that just stifle our creativity, our intuition, that forbids us to be really ourselves, to dare accomplish our true desires. And again, these rules can either be imposed by society, or most of the time, just by us.”

He recalls being a young boy and entering a sandcastle-making contest with his sister. While she set about building a giant ladybug in the sand which she decorated with strawberry jam, he remained frozen for the next hour as he tried to figure out the best way to abide by the rules. His sister won the competition.

“So, by not giving a f*ck about the rules and listening to what she really wanted to do, she had done a very personal, touching work, reminding us that sometimes, breaking free from the rules is necessary,” Midal says now.

It is the breaking free of our internal rules that meditation can provide but for many becomes another obligation and tool of internal torment.

“Most of us have to deal with an important problem: we want to do everything perfectly,” he says. “And this applies to meditation as well. You see, meditation is fundamentally about realising that we’re alive, right now, and just to be mindful of that, of our breath, of our body, of our sensations, of the world around us. So basically, there’s nothing to attain, nothing to succeed in. Because we already are here, right now, in our body. The thing is just to come back to that very simple state of being.”

Yet, the people who came to him to learn meditation were attempting to use meditation as a means to success  a pathway to perceived perfection.

“So we’re torturing ourselves on the cushion like we are everywhere else,” Midal says. “And this cannot go on, as meditation is supposed to alleviate suffering, not bring more of it.

“So that’s how the idea of the book came. And now, whenever I present mindfulness meditation, I always start with a moment about the importance of not giving a f–k, and to just come back to this feeling of just being alive.”

What people misunderstand about mindfulness 

“There are many ways meditation has been diverted from its origins. But to me, the main problem about its contemporary presentation is that it is taught as a technique to make us calmer. But that is such an error. 

“First of all, the Buddha was definitely not calm, nor were all the masters that taught this practice after him, nor where any prophets or spiritual figure as a matter of facts! They were at peace with themselves, that’s for sure, but that is utterly different from being calm.

‘They were not blindly accepting things as they were, or retreating on their own in some mountains. No, they were part of their societies. They denounced the caste system in India, or revolted against the western colonial powers in Southeast Asia, or helped the resistance against the Chinese in Tibet. They were fully present in their world, not away from it. 

“You see, when the sea is calm, it means that it’s flat, with no wind, preventing the ships to sail. I don’t want my life to be like that! And neither would anyone I think. 

“On the contrary, being at peace means that we have enough room in our lives for winds and storms and big waves. That we have our flaws, our problems, our challenges to deal with, but that is what makes us alive, that is what makes us rich in the end ! So let’s stop trying to attain calm, and just be more alive.

How giving less of a f–k made a difference in Midal’s own life

“I think it gave me the right to love myself a bit more. To not be against who I am all the time, but on the contrary to see the beauty that lies in me as in every being. To see all the possibilities and particularities that constitute me. I learned to be fully myself.

“It is not a concept or a moral obligation, that we ought to love ourselves a bit more. No, it is actually an experience, a feeling, that we can all have, just right now. Let’s do it.

“Just take a moment to feel how it is simply good to be alive on this planet, and how it can be good to be friend with ourself. 

“If you feel nothing, just have some kindness for that. No need to feel guilty. 

“I think that knowing that this experience is possible and that we can practice it is really life-changing. 

“There’s so much energy that we’re cutting ourselves from, and I hope that my book will show that there is another way to lead our lives.”


Cho Ku Rei – Power Symbol Explained

Cho Ku Rei – Power Symbol Explained

Reiki symbols are basically Sanskrit derived Japanese forms that help improve the flow of Life Force Energy (see this article for details). These symbols are an essential part of Reiki practice and they used to be secret and revealed only to Reiki students who are initiated into the advance or master level. However, with the technology available today it’s hard to keep anything secret :), so information about them can easily be found on the internet.

Although these symbols do not have any special power in and of themselves, using them after attunement helps a practitioner focus the Reiki energies. The primary three symbols used in traditional Reiki are Cho ku Rei or the Reiki Power SymbolSei He Ki or the Emotional and Mental Healing Symbol and Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen or the Distance Healing Symbol.

Meaning of Cho Ku Rei or the Reiki Power Symbol

Cho Ku Rei, which is considered one of the first symbols used in Usui Reiki essentially means “Placing all the powers of the universe here”. The Reiki power symbol basically works as a “switch” that helps to instantly increase Reiki practitioner’s ability to channel the energies. The main purpose of using it is to enhance the power of Reiki and draw the energy around and concentrate it on the required purpose. The power symbol looks like a coil.

The symbol can be drawn in both counter and spiral clockwise directions. Some Reiki masters draw it counter clockwise when applied in areas or places where there is excess energy – but others believe that the Reiki energy always works for the highest good and there is no need for us to try to influence it by telling it what to do.

How to Use the Reiki Power Symbol

The Reiki power symbol is used primarily to connect with Reiki energy at the start of a session and also to help boost the Reiki power whenever it is required during a session.

Some practitioners use it on their own palms and chakras before treating others, to help clear the channels and empower their hands. Using the power symbol over the client’s crown chakra helps create positive energy around them, while using it on the lower back and behind the heart chakra helps seal the energy at the end of the treatment.

Example Uses of the Reiki Power Symbol

Cho Ku Rei is an all purpose symbol that can be used anywhere and everywhere for anything. Here are a few ways that it can be used.

Empower other Reiki Symbols

Using the Reiki power symbol before other Reiki symbols such as Mental or Emotional Symbol or the Distance Healing Symbol has an empowering effect on those symbols and boosts their effectiveness.

Helps in Spot Treatment

Drawing Cho Ku Rei on a specific part of the body helps in focusing the Reiki energies on that particular spot, helping cure or heal especially acute injuries, but also chronic conditions that have localized effects in the body.

Clears Negative Energies

Using this symbol mentally is useful in clearing all the stagnated energies during a Reiki session. Similarly, drawing it on the walls of a room clears the negative energy in the room, and drawing it in the atmosphere around a physical space aids in cleansing the area. Drawing can be physical, such as with paint or a pen, or symbolic with the hand in the air.

Provide Protection

Drawing a large Power Symbol in front of a person or on each of their chakras works as a shield and protects the person from negative energies. Reiki works on different levels (physically, emotionally, mentally, or spiritually) and Cho Ku Rei will naturally provide protection on all levels.

Using this symbol over your meals before you start eating helps remove the negative energies present in the food, thereby making it more healthy and nutritious.

Increase Effectiveness and Reduce Side Effects of Medication

Drawing the Reiki power symbol on your medication goes a long way in reducing the side effects of the drugs. It also helps them work in a more effective manner.

Improve Relationships

Empowering greetings, gifts and business cards with Cho Ku Rei will enhance both personal and professional relationships, bringing about the highest good for all the involved parties.

Prevent Misfortunes

The Reiki power symbol helps in connecting to the universal energy instantly, and using it can help prevent misfortunes or a bad events. Misfortunes essentially happen because of the inharmonious energies around; using Cho Ku Rei helps purify the energy system, making accidents or bad events less likely to occur.

Activating the Law of Attraction

Cho Ku Rei proves to be an amazing law of attraction focusing tool. Empower your affirmations with it, and to make it even more effective, end all your affirmations with for the highest good of all. Doing so will help ensure that you don’t get attached to a particular outcome and remain open to new, creative solutions and experiences.

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How to Practise Non-Duality

How to Practise Non-Duality

‘Your fingers are all made of the same substance. They are made up of similar tissues, cells, atoms, and at the deepest level, subatomic particles. Similarly, when your experience of reality becomes more subtle, you discover that everything is just different expressions of one field of nondual Being.’ – Nirmala

There are various degrees of mindfulness out there; most of which interweave mindful analysis and reflection of one’s life with pure presence through meditation practices such as repetitive work, yoga and silent Vipassana.

But there is one thread to the mindful patchwork that is becoming increasingly popular. That of Non-duality.

The word duality conjures the Buddhist theory of integration and the path that bridges two supposedly opposite factors, such as gender, race and religion and dissolves the apparent differences before your very eyes.

This is a place of complete non-judgment, where the practitioner takes their celebration of the present moment to extremes, shedding all knowledge of the law of attraction, past life theory, any healing technique they have ever experienced, and perhaps most importantly, their spiritual path up to this moment.

As James Eaton explains, we will never know if these things are true, so why bother yourself with the idea of them?

Dropping, dropping, constantly letting each moment drop away in strict-honouring-presence can be daunting for some – especially in such an ego-centric society – yet for many, especially the traumatized, it may offer the only way out. No matter how much analysis, therapy and alternative therapies you undergo, at the end of the day this level of presence found through meditation is the thing that’s going to help you move forward, if only to help you cut the cord between forward and back.

As Gautama Buddha taught it, egolessness is born out of the raw and unadulterated moment. Non-duality is the path to egolessness.

Duality causes suffering, or grasping as the Tibetan Book of the Dead names it, and it is only when we let go of a dualistic mindset that we might hope to glimpse an experience of God; the Now. If humans’ flaw is desire, then the only road to overcoming it is to completely shut off all past and future longing.

Eckhart Tolle offers us a path to enjoy The Power of Now through an understanding of non-duality.

“What appears to us as space in our universe perceived through the mind and the senses is the Unmanifested itself, externalized. It is the ‘body’ of God.”

So the ‘place’ of non-duality is actually all around us; it is the sounds of the wind through the trees, a dog barking in the distance… all wisdom advises us to open our ears to silence as that is where the answers lie. As Tolle points out, space has no existence because it doesn’t stand out.

Silence has no existence, and nor does the ‘Unmanifested’ as he puts it. And so, to invert our focus and redirect it from things that stand out, including the running narrative our minds feed us every second of the day, to the space in between those things – the non-dualistic space that has no label or ‘existence’ – then we will begin to have experiences of God and the beauty of the present moment.

The only way to experience non-duality is to expand. To switch your focus from the ego and the narrative, the thing that stands out, the internalized single point that is the ego, to the matrix of silence humming all around us. This is the advice given to those who have been traumatized and is the first thing we attempt during meditation is to ground yourself in the present moment by shifting your focus to the weight of your body, your breath and the sounds that you hear right now. And you will gradually become the observer.

You actually become that silence, the gaps in between things, the fabric of the universe. If you view life from a non-dualistic perspective then you have uncovered God’s hiding place.

One practise is to become so present that you question the knowing you have with yourself that you even possess a brain and internal organs. Have you ever actually seen them?

These kind of questions, though apparently inane, can cause trippy flickers in our perceptions and cause us to gain huge insight into the nature of presence. All these things we are taught and swallow, but how can we ever know for a fact they are true?

The moment it almost becomes too much is when you’re realizing that you have no knowing that your children are sleeping in the very next room.

You can’t see them, you have the memory that you put them to bed and that you even have children, but if they’re not before your eyes, if they’re simply part of the narrative in your mind then how can you know for sure? In a place of non-duality, reality becomes ever so much more fun. If not a little scary.

Enlightenment – Part 3 – Creating An Experience Of No-Self

Another method is to do what scares you to the max. If connection scares you, try looking into other people’s eyes and don’t let yourself look away. Let the dualistic layers peel away and you will encounter your fears in their purest form.

In fifteen minutes, if done honestly you could uncover your deepest fears and bring them to the surface. This is healing in its most intense form! It’s addictive, and sometimes so much more rewarding than sitting in silence or participating in more traditional forms of meditation.

Non-duality can also give a nod in the right direction to higher vibrations when it comes to bending the law of attraction. This materialistic fad has almost become a dirty word (or, to be precise, three dirty words) in the spiritual community. And perhaps it is when you’re using it to get filthy rich.

Perhaps the true art of honouring the law of attraction is to recognize the energy you’re pumping out, recognize the form of the energy of what you want to attract, then dissolve the two and let your higher self decide.

If our higher selves are part of the Unmanifested to use Tolle’s term, then it is a part of the innate wisdom of the universe and therefore ‘knows’ so much more than our rabbit racing minds running in circles.

To give it to God, we have no end goal in sight but simply chose how we play the present moment by changing our energy.

The present moment is not the interchangeable thing we need to concern ourselves with, but how much we enjoyed it. The present moment is a place of non-duality. We only have to remember to find it.

“There is
a time to live
and a time to die
but never to reject the moment.” – Lao Tzu

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Optical Illusion – Rob Gonsalves
Unmanifested forest