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Meeting your twin flame is an extraordinary experience. Not just because they’re your own soul’s literal other half, but because you’ve met them before in another existence, and you’ll meet them again when your current existence is over. Needless to say, when you meet your twin flame, you’re going to know it because you won’t have experienced anything like it; it’ll feel like meeting someone new, and yet like you’re reconnecting with the most important person to you in the world.

If you’ve already met your twin flame, these three experiences won’t shock you, but if you’re still on the lookout, here’s what you can expect.

1. You Finally Feel Complete

When you meet your twin flame, you aren’t just meeting your soul mate. There are billions of people on this planet, and chances are that there are number of people you can be ideally matched with. Only one of those people is your twin flame, however, and you know who it is when you feel it.

Everyone wants to feel complete, like the search for love is over, and that’s exactly what you’ll experience with your twin flame. This doesn’t mean you couldn’t have fallen in love with someone else, it just means that your energetic soul is satisfied with the connection you’ve made. That part of your spirit is constantly on the lookout for its other half, which means it gets to stop looking when you find that one person.

2. Your Relationship Becomes Your life

This can turn a lot of people in your life against you, but you won’t really care. When you find your twin flame, your priority list goes through a very permanent change, and your twin flame is at the top. Not only do you care more about this person than you do anyone else in your life, but the relationship you’re in means just as much.

You may find that balancing other aspects of your life with your new relationship is extremely difficult. Work becomes a chore, even if you have your dream job, and other relationships will suffer. Even though you feel like you have an entirely new existence, you’re still living in the real world, which can be a difficult realization to make.

3. You Experience Everything On a Different Level

Every aspect of your relationship with your twin flame is different than you’ve ever experienced before. Sex, emotion, health, romance, intimacy, anything; it all feels completely different to you than it did before. This is because you have another half to your own, which essentially means that for the first time in your current life, you’re complete.

This is going to make everything different, not just your experiences within your relationship. You’re going to start experiencing the world through an entirely different perspective, as if you were a new person. This can be a positive, or a negative depending on how people perceive your relationship from the outside, but you’ll perceive it as overwhelmingly positive.

Love is tricky. Whenever we find ourselves in a serious relationship, we want to know for sure if it’s the real thing, or if we’re just trying to convince ourselves it’s the real thing. Sometimes it’s more obvious than others, and sometimes it’s a complete mystery. Not only can it be hard to tell if you’re in love, it can also be hard to tell what kind of love you feel. As humans, we will experience a variety of loves for a variety of people; you can love your best friend, but that’s obviously going to be different than the love you feel for a significant other.

There is a belief that we only fall in love with three people throughout our lives, and each person plays a very specific role. Check out these three types of love all humans experience at some point in their lives, and see if you can relate.

1. The Fairy Tale Love

The fairy tale love you experience is exactly what it sounds like. This is the type of love you see in the movies, television shows, and literally in fairy tales. It’s the love we all aspired to have, and it’s the love we all mistakenly thought it would be easy to find.

If you’ve experienced this type of love before, you know that it shows you how hard it is to pretend to be something you aren’t, or have something you don’t. Essentially, this is the love you had that looked perfect on paper, and it matched up with what you saw on the big screen, but you weren’t actually into it.

2. The Misconception Love

This is the type of love you found when you least expected it. It catches you off guard and completely demolishes any preconceived notions you had about love, relationships, or the people you can ultimately be with. Unlike the fairy tale love, this love looks terrible on paper, which doesn’t make sense to you at all.

This love also happened easily for something so unexpected, and you had no say in it at all. The connection you feel to the other person is incredibly difficult to explain, but all you know is that this person truly understands you and loves you for who you are.

The acceptance this person has for you shakes you, and it can make you feel uneasy at times, but you know it’s the real deal.

3. The Toxic Love

This is the hardest relationship you’ll ever go through, and for good reason. This type of love tends to teach people more about themselves than they would like to know, and it can be incredibly transformative. Manipulation, drama, and lies are the toxic love’s core, and they keep you hooked to the other person much longer than you should be.

Although you know the relationship is bad for you both, you stay in it looking for the next great experience. You might find some, but they will be lost in a sea of terrible experiences that you won’t soon forget. The key to identifying this type of love is that trying to make things work will be more important than whether or not it should.

Negative, harmful energy can find its way into our homes.  Whatever the reason for it entering, it’s important to perform some regular rituals to rid our homes of it.  Regularly removing negative energy from your living space will help restore balance and harmony. You should repeat the following 4 cleansing rituals if someone is sick, a lot of people have entered your home, you moved into a new home, you feel negative emotions, or negative occurrences keep arising.

1. Burn sage, frankincense, and copal

Burning sage is one of the oldest and fastest ways to remove negative energy from your home. To perform a sage cleansing, open your front door and the windows in the house. Starting from the back of the space, light the sage, let it burn a moment, then blow the flame out.

Proceed to walk around the room covering as much of it as you can. Using a feather or feather fan, waft the sage smoke into the corners of the room up to the ceiling. Make sure to go into every room as you move from the back of the house to the front. When you’ve reached the front, walk out the door and sage around the door and frame. Leave the sage outside to allow it to burn off.  Then light some frankincense resin or copal incense and perform the walk again.

Doing this will ward the negative energy off on a deeper level.

2. Salt the corners, windows and entrances of your home

Pour sea salt into the four corners of your rooms and let it sit for 48 hours. This will absorb the negative energy of previous owners, if you are just moving in, or the negative energy of people who are sick or arguing. After the 48 hours, either vacuum or sweep the salt and throw it away. For extra protection, grind up saffron and mix it in with the salt. In Tibetan tradition, evil energies do not like the smell of saffron, so they won’t enter a space if saffron has been used.

Then, clean the doors and windows of your home thoroughly using a mixture of the juice of 5 lemons, a cup of salt and a 1/4 cup of white vinegar added to a bucket of water (the mixture is strong, so use gloves).  Once the surfaces are dry, pour sea salt on the window sills and on the floor by the door to prevent the negative energies from re-entering your home.

3. Use protection crystals

Black tourmaline absorbs negative energy from people and spaces.  To use it, place a piece in each corner of a room. Doing this builds a protective shield to prevent negative energy from entering your space.  It also absorbs electromagnetic energy, so keeping it near your Internet router, television, computer, and other devices protects you from their harmful energy, also.

Black tourmaline eases anxiety and depression, so holding it in your hands can pull the negative energy from your own body out.

4. Add sound

Think about all of those scary, haunted houses you see in horror movies.  They’re usually empty, dark and quiet.  A quiet space attracts negative energy, which is why sound is such a powerful cleansing method.  Walk around your home ringing a bell, chimes or using a singing bowl to prevent negativity from residing in your space.

For those of you who watch the news and get depressed by the overwhelmingly negative stories that you see on a daily basis, don’t be discouraged, the world is actually becoming a more peaceful place.

Thanks to modern technology, we are able to capture the acts of violence that then get perpetuated and spread throughout the various forms of media, especially social media platforms all over the Internet. It’s not hard to conclude that the world is getting increasingly more dangerous after seeing how much is out there. However, violence and dangerous stories will always be the topics new sources focus on because it’s what sells. Don’t be fooled, media sources want to make money like any other business, and they’ll show what they have to.

In fact, there is statistical evidence that actually shows the world is getting more peaceful, not more violent. Take a look at the image below; the amount of deaths around the world due to war have been decreasing for some time, with only a few spikes since the mid 1940s.

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In his 2011 book titled “The Better Angels of Our Nature,” Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker states that the decrease in violence is one of the most significant and underappreciated developments in the history of humanity. Not only does he address the decrease in deaths due to war around the world, but he also discusses the decrease in death due to other forms of violence like murder, capital punishment, torture, and domestic violence.

The image below shows that in regards to violent war, it’s happening in fewer places and becoming more isolated to certain areas, contrary to what the media will tell you.

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Recent examples of peace include wars in Iran, Peru, Chad, Angola, Sri Lanka, and Lebanon ending, which is a positive and continuing trend not to be ignored. Although it may not be the most stable, there still remains a cease fire in Ukraine, which is responsible for the spike in war deaths over the last few years.

The Afghanistan government signed a peace deal with Hezb-i-Islami this past September, which marks the first peace deal signed by the Afghanistan government since war with the Taliban erupted in 2001.

In October, thousands of Israeli and Palestinian women marched together in the March of Hope for two weeks. The march ended in front of the Israeli Prime Minister’s home in Jerusalem, and it was done in an attempt to begin peaceful discussions between the two nations once more.

Only a few short weeks ago, the United Nations passed a resolution in which 123 nations voted for a ban on destructive nuclear weapons. Only 38 voted against the resolution, but it’s clear that most want to move away from a future that involves nuclear warfare.

Even in the last few days we’ve seen what things like peaceful protests can achieve. Although the Water Protectors were treated violently, they stayed true to their values of non-violent protests and have achieved nothing short of a major victory in regards to the construction of the Dakota Access Oil Pipeline.

There are examples of peace all over the world, and thankfully this trend is continuing. Before you get bogged down by the violence you see on the news or all over the Internet, remember that it’s what sells; it’s what media sources are going to show you in order to increase viewership or clicks.

Don’t be afraid or lose hope in humanity. Most of us want what’s right.

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Every year, thousands of artists partake in an event known as Inktober. For the 31 days that make up the month of October, they ink a drawing every day in order to depict a common theme. Artist Shawn Coss decided to do something different for this Inktober and depict mental illness within his work. It’s not happy, it’s not joyful, and it’s not traditional by any means, but it raises awareness for mental disabilities that plague millions.

It also provides those suffering from mental illness with a means to visibly identify with their afflictions. His work is powerful. Take a look.

1. Social Anxiety Disorder

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2. Major Depressive Disorder

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3. Insomnia

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4. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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5. Bipolar Disorder

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6. Borderline Personality Disorder

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7. Autism Spectrum Disorder

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8. Paranoid Schizophrenia

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9. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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10. Dependent Personality Disorder

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When I was growing up, I remember certain movies or stories that would scare me. When you’re a child, it’s easy to detach from the reality of a situation and focus on the moment. It’s probably the reason why children get so scared, because they can’t separate what’s obviously reality from whatever seemingly terrifying experience they’re having.

We’ve all been there, and we all have memories from our childhood that seem funny now, but were scary to our younger selves.

 

It wasn’t until I got older that I realized there’s nothing more terrifying than my own imagination. It’s the reason I can watch a “scary” movie nowadays and not think twice about it, but when I dive into Stephen King novel, I almost can’t read it if my roommates are out of the house. What I see in my mind will always be more terrifying than whatever monster is created next in Hollywood. This is why nightmares can be horrible experiences; it’s just you and your mind alone in the dark.

We can all agree that nightmares are scary experiences, but that doesn’t mean all bad dreams can be classified as a nightmare per say.

Night terrors, for example, aren’t nightmares, but have no clear structure or plot. These strike about midway through the typical sleep cycle, and they cause sleepers to wake up with an intense, but inexplicable fear. If you’ve ever woken up sweaty, breathing heavy, and afraid but have no clue as to why, you’ve experienced a night terror.

Nightmares, however, have a little more structure to them and are experienced during the rapid eye movement phase of our sleep cycles, or during REM sleep. They are more common than a night terror, and this is especially true during a person’s early stages in life like childhood or adolescence. It’s estimated that between 5 and 8 percent of adults have nightmares that are recurring, while 20 to 39 percent of children under the age of 12 suffer the same.

 

These statistics are pretty normal, and nightmares are expected to occur for everyone, not just children, especially if something troubling was experienced during the day.

However, things can become problematic when nightmares start to take over. When nightmares start to have an impact on your days and keep you from sleeping at night, this is called nightmare disorder.

Nightmare disorder can be brought about through a variety of means, including post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. People who have been through traumatic experiences in their lives often feel the effects of these experiences while they sleep. This is typically the case for combat veterans, and a recent study showed that 80 percent of those who suffer from PTSD report having regular nightmares.

 

The important thing to remember is that nightmares are just dreams. They are projections that our subconscious creates due to what we experience through our everyday lives. Although nightmares and dreams in general remain largely a mystery, they can be fairly good indicators for how we’re handling things in life. Unless your nightmares become a serious problem or you’re suffering from nightmare disorder, you should pay attention to what your brain is telling you during sleep.

Although they’re scary at night, they might be helpful during the day.

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We’ve all heard about meditation from somewhere or other. Whether it’s a friend who started meditating in the mornings, or that sweaty guy who’s constantly talking about it in your yoga class after work. Though hearing about it doesn’t really give you a good idea about what it really is, and there are a lot of misconceptions about the practice itself.

In case you were wondering what meditation is really about, here are four common misconceptions about the practice, and a little information regarding what meditation can do for you.

1. You Don’t Need to Be Religious or Spiritual

This is probably the most common misconception regarding meditation. Although it did originate from a spiritual background, that doesn’t mean it’s worthless for a non-spiritual person to pursue.

Meditation focuses on the self, whatever self you choose to be, which means it helps you relieve stress, realign with your own personal belief system, and quiet your mind when it’s racing. Studies have shown that meditation is proven to decrease levels of anxiety in a regular practitioner.

2. You Don’t Need to Be in a Yoga Pose

Meditation doesn’t mean you have to be uncomfortable in order to practice it. People tend to have this idea that they need to be lotus pose or some other uncomfortable yoga posture in order to really meditate, but this is not the case.

Some experts will tell you that the position in which you meditate makes a difference, but for beginners, any position will do. Don’t focus on the way your body is positioned when you meditate; focus on your mind, your thoughts, and your breath.

3. Time Doesn’t Matter

Another misconception is that meditation takes a long amount of time.

When you first start out, ten minutes a day is enough to reap the benefits. Once you start practicing meditation more regularly, you can start doing it for longer periods of time. Consistency is far more important than the amount of time for each session, so make sure you’re doing it every day.

4. You Receive Benefits Immediately

People think that it takes a dedicated practice in order to receive the benefits of meditation, but you actually start noticing the benefits almost immediately.

A study found that in about two months of regular practice, participants experienced growth in certain areas of the brain associated with empathy, stress regulation, and memory.

Turning points are what cause a Spiritual Awakening to begin.  Although you can have many different experiences, each individual experience begins to lead your life in a different direction.  Spiritual Awakening is mostly a sign that you are maturing as a human and seeking to be more peaceful in your way of dealing with yourself and with others.

It’s important to keep in mind that a Spiritual Awakening in no way indicates that you are more special, superior or anything that places you above others.  It is, in fact, the complete opposite.  A Spiritual Awakening brings about authenticity and humility.

If you have experienced, or are currently experiencing, any of the turning points listed below then chances are you are experiencing a Spiritual Awakening in your life.

1. Physical Turning Point

Physical Turning Points (PTP) can come after a traumatic experience that permanently changes the course of one’s life.

An example of a PTP can be having a devastating car accident or illness that leaves a person crippled, broken, or just psychologically scarred. This type of turning point is potentially the most drastic. It highlights the importance of seeking spiritual change peacefully and consciously.

2. Mental Turning Point

Mental Turning Points (MTP) can also be called Psychological Turning Points. These type of turning points come after one has made a sub-conscious breakthrough in their understanding of themselves and the world around them. They can be brought on by letting go of past experiences and difficulties.

The MTP is usually a more gentle way of approaching Spiritual Enlightenment but is often a slower process.

3. Financial Turning Point

A Financial Turning Point (FTP) has to do with the direction one’s life is going financially.  It doesn’t matter if someone’s overall wealth is increasing or decreasing, a FTP can happen either way.

There have been people experience a turning point at the peak of their financial success and people experience a turning point at the lowest point in their life.  But the overriding factor is a desire to change. An example of a Financial Turning Point is when a very wealthy man realizes that what he has means nothing to him.  So, he leaves everything and sets off on a spiritual journey.

4. Emotional Turning Point

Emotional Turning Points (ETP) are the generalized “Turning Point” because most Spiritual Awakenings are not a single event but a combination of events that lead people to Spiritual Awakening.  All Spiritual Awakenings are, in effect, Emotional Turning Points because it is the human emotions that connect individuals to all things. It is the ability of emotion that brings awareness of ourselves and of others.

5. Reflective Turning Point

The Reflective Turning Point (RTP) can come about in a few different ways: physical distance, emotional distance and the passing of time.  All three reflection criteria have value, but perhaps time is the most significant one, because with a gap of time one can more clearly analyze things because their mind has had the opportunity to deal with it sub-consciously.

Physical distance is also important because it offers the physical distance required to see the bigger picture.  If you never leave home, you will have nothing to compare it to. So you must leave your childhood home for a time and then come back to it, or move on to some place different to continue your journey of Spiritual Awakening.

You know the feeling….you meet someone for the first time and feel as though you’ve known them forever.  It’s happened to me quite a few times.  You have an instant connection.  You immediately feel comfortable and safe and aren’t afraid to be your true self.  You know this person will accept you – the good, the bad – everything.  Well, chances are it’s because you knew them in a previous life.  Below are 5 signs that someone you just met is someone you knew in a previous life.

1. You “click” instantly

You feel an immediate bond with this person.

You are able to effortlessly carry on a conversation and feel totally comfortable in their presence.  You just know that, no matter what, this person will accept you for who you are.

2. Time means nothing

When you’re together, the time flies by.  You decide to meet up for lunch, start talking, and before you know it, it’s time for dinner.  You can also be apart for long periods of time and, when you meet up again, it’s as though you’ve never been apart.

3. You feel at home when you look in their eyes

You don’t feel judged or uncomfortable in their presence.  It feels like looking into their eyes is like looking into your own. You feel one and the same with them; like you have connected with someone who knows your soul to the core.

4. You experience deja-vu when you meet

Many think that deja-vu comes from past memories from another life. When you have a lot of deja-vu, specifically surrounding one person, it could be because you’ve been in similar situations before with that person in a past life.

5. You have an immediate positive or negative response

You feel an immediate positive response and know you can fully trust this person.  Or, you feel an immediate negative response and want to get as far away as possible.  If you’re feeling a negative vibe with someone, go with your gut and get far away.

Chances are they hurt you in some way in a past lifetime and will do the same again.

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Whether you’re looking for them or not, your soulmate is out there. Most of the time, we meet this other individual when we aren’t even looking for them. It’s almost a natural search we take part in without even realizing it, and the feeling is indescribable when the search is finally over. It doesn’t have to be a romantic relationship, it could be anyone who seems to understand your very being.

Friend or significant other, things start to change when you meet this person, and it’s evident through our behavior. Here are the five things that happen when you finally meet your soulmate.

1. The World Starts to Look Different

Although it sounds cliché, when you meet your soulmate the world starts to seem more positive. Roses don’t start blooming out of the ground where you’ve stepped or anything, but they might as well have.

Everything to you seems to be better than it was before, and you have a noticeably more optimistic outlook on life. This also changes the way you interact with other people.

2. You Smile Even When You Aren’t Around Them

It seems counterintuitive at first, but even when you aren’t around your soulmate you’re smiling. There could be a gulf between the two of you at the time, but it wouldn’t matter, just thinking about them will make you happy.

Getting a call or a text message from them could make your day, and it’s something you’ll be waiting for. The people around you might think you’re weird, just smiling at your phone, but it won’t bother you.

3. You Start Trying New Things

When you meet your soulmate, you starting trying new activities and hobbies. Simply put, you want to be a part of their life in any way that you can. This means you’re going to start trying out the things that they enjoy doing on a regular basis.

This isn’t a one-way street; they’ll want to try the things you like to do as well. This won’t be one of those relationships where you have to work to do things together.

4. All of Your Relationships Improve

When you find your soulmate, you’ll also find that all of your relationships seem to have improved. This has everything to do with how your behavior has changed due to your new relationship.

You’ll be more loving, forgiving, and accepting of the people around you, which can only have a positive impact on your other relationships. Essentially, you’re less selfish when it comes to other people.

5. You Go Out of Your Way for Your Soulmate

After meeting your soulmate, you’ll find that you’re going out of your way to make them happy. People who haven’t found this person yet usually complain about having to do something for somebody else, but you’ll find that going out of your way is something that starts naturally occurring.

It won’t bother you to pick up their favorite food, surprise them with a gift, or work harder in order to take some extra time to spend together.