INFJ at the Holidays?

Here is Linda´s great take on INFJ personality type in the Myers Briggs system and of HSPs (Highly Sensitive People) in general. Additionally to Linda´s I share a couple of links I have taken my own tests from. I am an ENFP though since for several years I´ve been in a much more introverted phase than I used to (always having needed time alone, too). I know in theory and practice that the basic personality type doesn´t disappear though we often go through other kinds of personality phases in life as well. (I have used another personality type/structure model as my first tool, which I know much deeper than Myers Briggs´).

https://www.16personalities.com/ (This link gives a good quick look at the types https://www.16personalities.com/personality-types )

http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp

litebeing chronicles

HAPPY SAG DAY! Today the sun entered Sagittarius and all is right in your world, right?

This was a pre-Christmas post, but I suspect it will be useful right about now. After I ran my Grief and Loss group today on the topic of coping with family and loss during the holidays and reflected on my current family drama, I realized that sometimes we need to recalibrate our boundaries and love ourselves more, not less.

Enjoy this re-tread and feel free to comment.

I was ready to dive into an astrology article including Taylor Swift, but she will have to shake it off just a little bit longer. I am sensing a need to write about how to navigate the holiday season with fun and a lot less drama. I have wanted to write about INFJs and HSPs ( Highly Sensitive People) for a while, and this seems to be the…

View original post 862 more words

Article: Programming Your Subconscious Mind by Sen

3d_butterflies-wallpaper-1366x768

“Actually, subconscious mind is nothing but the “neural pathways” that have been established in your brain as result of your past beliefs and conditioning. During your unconscious existence, when you weren’t aware enough, you ended up imbibing a lot of limiting beliefs, negative conditioning and misguided perceptions about life, that you took to be “true” and hence believed in them enough to create strong neural pathways in your brain about them – causing these patterns of thought to become “subconscious”. Neural pathways are physical links, they are real and they are no different from a strong rope made from interweaving several layers of strings. Once you consciously see through a negativity, or a negative belief, within you, the neural pathway associated with that negativity will take time to come down, even when you are no longer supporting it consciously – it could well take a few months for a neural pathway, associated with a pattern of thought, to come down fully.” Read the whole article here at Calm Down Mind / Sen: http://www.calmdownmind.com/programming-your-subconscious-mind/

 

Image: worldpaperswide.com

Chiron: Aquarian Themes – Staying Independent in the Collective Field

ChironMcAnndra

Inspired by Linda of the litebeing chronicles blog and her wonderful post Poetry – adventures in stillness and vast mysteries  I made my own random pick from the book Chiron and the Healing Journey: An Astrological and Psychological Perspective by Melanie Reinhart.  To those who are not so familiar with this idea: these kinds of random picks can be playfully used to receiving answers to questions as well.

From the chapter: Chiron in Aquarius and the Eleventh House 

“With Chiron in Aquarius or the Eleventh House, we are vulnerable to the collective unconscious in the sphere of ideas and ideals. Although we have the potential to be  original and iconoclastic thinkers, we are also prone to taking on stereotyped attitudes. Rather than risk expressing our own opinions, we may adopt a party line of some kind, following the political or spiritual aspirations of a group to which we belong. We could become enslaved by the ideas of another person, not realizing that these hinder our own development; we may take on and subsequently reject many different systems of ideas on our quest. With this Chiron placement, we benefit by learning to use our own individual minds creatively, concretely, and with rational discrimination. If we can build a suitably Saturnian vehicle for the Uranian energy of our thoughts, we may find ourselves able to make an important contribution to others through our truly independent thinking. In this process, we will perhaps discover many useless “shoulds” and “oughts” which we are slavishly believing or obeying.”

“Until we have found a measure of inner freedom, we might fear commitment (and may have a horror of groups and the collective, for one thing, to be taken over by collective ideas). However, Chiron brings the possibility of individual freedom within commitment to life.” 

I also recalled this quote and am thanking with it all those people who have dared, and dare, to be independent and often ahead of their time sometimes also needing to face much opposition:

We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.  – Albert Einstein

What is your random pick?

Thanks again for the idea, Linda!

 

Image: by Chiron McAnndra / Wikimedia Commons

Quotes: Strength Is Wisdom – Wisdom Is Strength

430px-Totenbuch

There is new strength, repose of mind, and inspiration in fresh apparel. – Ella Wilcox

Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair but manifestations of strength and resolution. – Kahlil Gibran

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength. – Corrie Ten Boom

Power over others is weakness disguised as strength. True power is within, and it is available to you now. – Eckhart Tolle

I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. – unknown

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. –  Jimi Hendrix quotes

The Vedanta recognizes no sin it only recognizes error. And the greatest error, says the Vedanta is to say that you are weak, that you are a sinner, a miserable creature, and that you have no power and you cannot do this and that. It is our own mental attitude which makes the world what it is for us. Our thought make things beautiful, our thoughts make things ugly. The whole world is in our own minds.  – Swami Vivekananda

Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. – Mohandas Gandhi

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.  – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Where love reigns, there is no will to power; and where the will to power is paramount, love is lacking. The one is but the shadow of the other. – Carl Jung

Strong people don´t put others down. They lift them up. – Michael P. Watson

Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness. – Oliver Wendell Holme

 

Related Inspirational:

Strength and Courage Symbols from 12 Different Cultures

 

Image: Anch and Sunwheel from a book of the dead, originally created by the egyptian writer Ani /Wikimedia Commons

Clearing Gratitude from Guilt

fields_of_joy-wallpaper-1366x768

I used to write lists of joy in the past having a major challenging phase in my life. I wrote them for not to get drown in those challenges, to keep on noticing all the good and wonderful still going on in my life. I also wrote them to clear guilt from gratitude. I did it by adding the words and the energies of joy and joyful in my lists of gratitude. I gave joyful thanks to the universe.

Nobody (in relative terms) in my past surroundings and in the society had wanted anything bad by gearing gratitude with guilt and obligation, which tell us that we don´t quite deserve what we receive and that it is somehow away from those less fortunate. We should be grateful, because…That kind of guilt was programmed due to understandable reasons by the even earlier generations in our culture. (Not that it was or is a concern of all the people, but one of those more collective programmings that some of us may adopt unconsciously. On a deeper level it relates to a bunch of patriarchal believes. The quilt and related was also a bigger issue to me, to a part of my personality, having more layers and connections).

So, I managed to clear gratitude from guilt and obligation and now-a-days joy is related to being thankful even without me adding the word “joy” or “joyful” to it.

What kind of feelings does gratitude evoke in you?

Related: Lovely tips from the blog Project Light to Life

Nice Things Jar

Start a Gratitude Journal

 

Image: fields of joy by  Lambert Wolterbeek Muller /wallpaperswide.com

An Article: Are You in Creative Void?

space_vortex_2-wallpaper-1366x768

Although there is a concept of void in astronomy, there is no empty space in the universe, says science. Many of us are aware of the concept of “void” in spirituality. That void is not empty either, although it might feel being so. A void space is often and for instance experienced when the old is leaving and the new is not yet quite there. We can enter a void concerning one life area or issue or several ones at the same time. A void period can last  lets say from a few moments to several years (depending also on how we define a void). It can be a time to embrace uncertainty and confusion by our personality, and of letting go. It can also be a very creative time to tune inside and try out several probable futures and a great opportunity for inner growth and transformation, so the new will be even better, more wonderful and more satisfying than the old that is leaving, or has already left, us.

Here is an article about the void with some practical tips and insights:

Are You in Creative Void? Coping with Spiritual Timing

From Linda Mackenzie: http://healing.about.com/od/synchronicity/a/spirit_timing.htm

Related:

Vacuum State in Quantum Field Theory

No Empty Space In The Universe

 

Image: space vortex by Creator13  /wallpaperswide.com

Gentle Vibes – My Tarot Card for July

thoth4CupsIt is always a pleasure to me to pick The Four of Cups – Magnetite (Lodestone) because of its tender, gentle nature. It is about giving and receiving love and affection and kind gestures not only in romantic sense, but also relating to family, friends and acquaintances and even strangers. It is a compassionate, emotionally nurturing card and very magnetic to good. It is about ease and grace. On the other side of the coin, if not being aware of it, we (or others relating to us) may become overly protective, pampering, dependent or overly indulgent. We might do things we don´t really want to, because of the fear of rejection. It may also remind us to be open to receive and that we are deserving beings.

Cups are ruled by the element of Water. They reflect our inner emotional reality. Their realm includes love, feelings, interaction in relationships, and sexual energy (the Yin, or feminine aspect).

Keywords of Four of Cups, Luxury: Moon in Cancer, love, tenderness, care, emotional riches. Gerd Ziegler, Tarot – Mirror of the Soul

Magnetite – Lodestone

“Magnetite balances the intellect with inner emotions to bring about stability. This is an excellent stone for balancing polarities such as male-female; physical-spiritual; left brain-right brain, and many more. Magnetite aligns the chakras and connects the base and earth chakras to the nurturing energies of the earth. Additional properties include:

Aids telepathy, meditation, visualization
Strengthens trust in your own intuitions
The magnetic quality of magnetite attracts love, commitment and loyalty
Offers relief from negative emotions” – source: crystal-cure.com

The Sanskrit word for magnetite is chum-baka, meaning the “kisser”. T’su shi is what the Chinese call it and means the “loving stone”. These names are based on its ability to attract other metals. For this reason, it has often been used as a love charm.  –  Richard Webster,  Magical Symbols of Love & Romance

Affirmation:  I enjoy my relationships with gratitude and joy. I am in the flow of love. I am magnetic to good.

bdjjfjch

Images: Four of Cups / ALISTAIR Crowley tarot, magnetite – Lodestone /Ryan Somma, wikimedia commons