Double Vision: Spiritual Practices for Manifesting New Blessings

Greetings to you all from the United Kingdom! I hope this message finds you all in the best of health and spirits. My question is: Are there any meditations and/or affirmations that can help me end a negative cycle of events and open up new beginnings in every area of my life? I feel that I need to manifest all these things, and most important, be able to share all of these good things with others. What do you suggest to get things moving in this direction for me? Thank you and God Bless!



By recognizing that you've been negative, you are already on track with manifesting and sharing the blessings you desire. The Universe presents all of us with possibilities and opportunities, and WE are the ones who choose negative or positive outcomes in our lives.

About a year ago, I began a training program to rebuild old lady muscles. My trainer was so upbeat and positive that I accused her of cheerleading, but that's how they get us to do more than we think we can - by encouraging us.

By contrast, I grew up doing ballet and it was almost the opposite. For the most part, my ballet teachers picked on us and treated us like dirt. This experience set me up for years of not seeing the Light but the Darkness in every situation, relationship and career move.

The point is that it takes a while to shift from what we've known to a new way of being. Don't be impatient with yourself; instead, try to just relax into happiness.

Begin slowly by getting the excess clutter out of your life. You can start with organizing your home, cleaning out your desk at work and adding more fun physical activities to your routine. Take it easy at first. Add good things to replace the clutter and the people around you who aren't helping you realize your goals.

Sometimes it's hard to let go of things. Often getting the negative people in our lives to either be happy with us or go away hurts at first, but it is so worth it to surround yourself with positive influences both physically and spiritually speaking. Cleaning and cleansing are important steps toward change and growth. They aren't always pleasant or rewarding, but as you keep going, those little changes add up and up until at last you only experience the GOOD.

Achieving positive thinking that leads to nothing but positive results may be easier than you think. You might use your Libra skills to become a great actress and begin to ACT the way a positive person (such as yourself) would act. Act like you're happy. Act like the challenges you face are opportunities. Turn lemons into lemonade. People who act happy achieve happiness!

Once you achieve this in little ways for yourself, you can begin to show others by your example how they can manifest the same positive outcomes in their own lives. Sharing your new life with others will be easy, because your energy will draw all sorts of positive things into your life by the hour. You'll be surrounded by true friends who share your happiness because those people are happy too, and will enjoy deep and meaningful relationships with people who reach for their goals just like you do.



When we find ourselves stuck in cycles of negativity, the key to breaking them can be found in shifting our focus away from our troubles and beginning to affirm the benevolent forces at work in the Universe. You are definitely on the right track!

For starters, it is a good idea to surround yourself with positive people and spirits. You will want to immerse yourself in a group of like-minded spiritual people who are working towards the same powers of manifestation and growth you are interested in.

On your own, there are a number of ways to restore balance to your aura and energy. I recommend creating a special altar in your home where you can pray, meditate and recharge.

Select an area free of noise and foot traffic where you can set up a small altar that won't be disturbed. You can use fabric, stones, candles and objects of a spiritual nature to create something of a spiritual shrine. You may want to incorporate a small fountain, chimes or a stereo to add calming sounds to your altar. Then devote a special time each day to meditate in this special place.

I recommend you include a God or Universe box on your altar. This is a container in which to place written requests to the Universe or turn troubles over to Spirit for resolution. You can purchase a decorative box for this purpose or create one of your own, just make sure that the box has a lid.

You might choose a jewelry box, a colorful teapot, or an antique purse or bag with a closure or drawstring. Once you find the perfect box, bless it with a stick of sage incense. Next, write down your concerns or requests on a small piece of paper. Fold it twice and place it in the container to display your willingness to turn it over to the Universe for resolution.

There are many wonderful affirmations to choose from in books or on the internet, but you can also create your own. I recommend that you write down your affirmations on a piece of parchment or linen paper and then roll it up like a scroll and tie it with a ribbon.

Each day you can then unroll the scroll and read the affirmations, one by one. A few examples might be, I am the architect of my own destiny, and am now manifesting abundance, love and power or I am loved and cherished by the Universe or I have all the money I need and more.

As you create these affirmations, state them as if what you desire is already true. By writing them yourself, you can create affirmations that specifically address the things in your life you'd like to change.

Embracing these practices should break you out of the difficult cycle you've been in and empower you to bring your dreams to life.


Many times in life we hear, "You will always have what you NEED, but not necessarily what you WANT." Your spirit must have needed to experience the feeling of leaving your human body, and the suggestion in the next chapter of Sylvia Brown's book was all it took to get you there.

Even though you hadn't read it yet, your SOUL recognized the title of that chapter as something it had been seeking, and your soul, knowing that you had that reference to read after your experience, got with it and out you went!

While I don't usually recommend her books, Sylvia Brown has a wide reaching and powerful effect on lots of people. A Gemini like you would be able to relate easily to her writing and put it to good use. Synchronicity - you gotta love it!

I like your description of "getting caught." That's exactly what it feels like, isn't it? One minute you're free and hovering above the room, and the next minute, ZAP! back down into your corporeal form you go!

As a little kid, I loved that "feeling of return." With practice, most of the time we can control that event, but sometimes, when our physical ears hear a distracting noise or something else occurs to knock us back into reality, back we go. With practice you will be able to control your return better.

I find it interesting that you were visiting your mother-in-law and not someone in your own genetic family. Evidently, you and your husband got married for reasons that are even deeper than love. His family's interest in "psychic stuff" will nurture your children in such matters and help them to grow into their own abilities.

You'll never have to be concerned that when your daughter visits them, she'll be discouraged from exploring her own psychic life and power. My parents encouraged me to develop my psychic senses in a time when it wasn't nice to even discuss such things in public. Heck, it's STILL not considered a great topic at the dinner table in some families!

Your kids will get to talk about it ALL and ask questions and read and study. This is going to give them such an edge in life! Talk with your husband about how you want to present this to your kiddos, so that you are united in your approach and ready to tell them their experiences are all natural and okay.

A word or two of warning: Geminis often have difficulty staying grounded in REAL LIFE. Don't get so strung out on your ASTRAL life that you neglect what you're doing here on Earth.

You are at the beginning of a long journey to learn where your power really lies. Try to be patient with this process and take your time.