Monthly Archives: September 2012

Words Manifesting into Pain

It took me a while to realize that our words really do manifest into physical things. When I’d first heard about it, I was a little skeptical, but when I tried positive affirmations and they worked, I knew that there was truth in words.

“The Scream” by Shannon Hart Hudnell

Certain things we may find ourselves saying will manifest into physical pain or disease. For example, think about what these might mean next time you find yourself saying it:

“That kid is a pain in my neck.”

“My boss is a pain in the ass.”

“I am tired of this.”

“You keep hurting me.”

“My head is about to explode.”

“He’s breaking my heart.”

“Work is kicking my ass this week.”

Think about the physical pain you have and the possibility that what you are saying is bringing it on. We manifest our own destinies and are responsible for ourselves.

Finding Treasures: Gold Sheen Obsidian

As I’ve mentioned before, I love going to thrift stores and garage sales. Not too long ago I saw this interesting black ball at a garage sale. It had a few scratches and a small crack, but it was otherwise in great condition. I was unsure as to whether it was a stone or glass until I took it to a gemstone shop, where it was confirmed to be a gold sheen obsidian.

Gold sheen obsidian is another chatoyant stone. When viewed in the sun or under light, the gold shimmery sparkles are revealed. known to have metaphysical qualities of protection (ridding of negative energy) and bringing out hidden talents or skills. I was immediately attracted to this stone, and I feel that the Universe sent it to me.

The value of this stone is about $200. I paid $2. (I need to take photos of this under studio lighting, because it reflects everything in the environment!)

Gold Sheen Obsidian

To give you an idea of how large this ball is, I took a photo with a pocket camera next to it.

Gold Sheen Obsidian – Large

Dream Symbolism: Dreaming of Sharks

Since I was a teenager, I’ve been interested in interpreting the meaning of my dreams. A few years ago I began writing them down, and by the end of that year I’d filled up 3 notebooks. (Yes, I dream a lot!) I discovered one of the important reasons to keep a dream journal is recurring themes and symbols that can be analyzed and pinpointed down to gain better clarity. Sometimes it takes days or weeks for me to realize what the dream was trying to convey to me.

For example, in my very first journal entry, I’d written a dream I’d had about a huge shark with a big black eye – like one huge pupil. My mother was in the dream, and I’d told her to punch it in the face. She had it in a headlock and that’s when I noticed the black eye. Suddenly, a wave pushed me to shore. Eventually the shark went away and we went back in the water. I noticed a large black fin and screamed/warned the others in the water. As soon as I warned them, the sharks came after me and backed me up against a wall. Both had long, pointy noses like swords. One of them poked at me, so I kicked it in the nose. Then the smaller shark attacked me. Both were very aggressive. I screamed and then woke up.

The ocean in dreams represents the deep consciousness and/or emotions. Sharks are obviously people or things that may attack us in real life. The day after the dream, I was scheduled to have an in-office medical procedure, which I was not looking forward to having. While I was being prodded during this particular unpleasant procedure, it dawned on me that the doctor and nurse were the sharks in my dream – poking at me aggressively.

A Teacher Reflects on 9/11

This is an article I wrote that was published in my Hometown News paper last year.