Monday, November 30, 2009

Learn how to change your life by avoiding anger, envy, gossip, and despair.

Avoid being around people who gossip, judge, or blame, and do not indulge in any of these activities yourself. Don’t follow the lead of someone who encourages you to have a cynical attitude or to be judgmental of others. If such a leader has skills or resources to share, you might be able to learn something from him, but be very careful about allowing your admiration for his talents and successes to blind you to his destructive beliefs and behaviors. Emulating such people and adopting their low-vibration beliefs will hold you back from manifesting positive circumstances and bringing your dreams into reality. Look to healthier people for examples of how to create what you desire. You do not have to succumb to snobbery or self-righteousness…

Always remain aware of how damaging anger, jealousy, gossip, and depression are. Commit to not letting them be a part of your vision of the world. Work at ridding yourself of destructive thoughts and feelings. Every time you feel a dark emotion, stop yourself, recognize that this will prevent you from manifesting joy and make a conscious decision to take yourself into a higher state of consciousness. If you are angry, walk out of the room. If you are upset, take the time to go somewhere and cry until the feeling passes. Whatever you do, stop yourself from creating a train of thought that prolongs negativity. Say to yourself, “I’m furious right now and that is okay, because the intensity of my anger is passing away even now. I’m going to bring love and curiousity into this situation so that I can learn from it and start making it better.” With practice, you will be able to create a positive intention very quickly.

In this way, you will develop the habit of recognizing when you are about to engage in a battle. Instead of charging into it, you will be able to defuse the anger and fear, bringing in a positive, healing energy. You do not have to feel discomfort in your stomach, throbbing in your head, or tension in your muscles caused by rage. Manifest peace and creativity in your mind and your body, express it, and transform the emotional energy in your small corner of the world.

Rather than avoid someone who is upset, or take on their negative emotional state, it feels wonderful to be able to approach them and gently validate their frustration while offering a possible solution or a little joke to lighten the mood…

Be patient with yourself, because change takes time. If you find yourself losing hope and feeling powerless, break down your plan of action into small steps. A desire to meet a good partner, build a great relationship, and get married is a very large goal. It can be difficult to see what you can do today toward meeting it. The small step you take toward this goal may be to go on a date. Tomorrow you can exercise to boost your mood. The next day you may take some time to ponder a problematic behavior you want to change. Every day, you can take at least one small step toward manifesting the life you say you want.

Give up the desire for a quick fix to your greatest challenge. If you received such a gift, you’d be likely to squander it because you hadn’t learned the lessons you needed to learn along the way to your achieving your goal. People who become rich and famous very quickly or who move in immediately after they begin a relationship with someone often discover this painful truth. Align yourself with the Divine and your goal will manifest exactly as it is meant to, in perfect timing, thanks to your hard work and attitude and a positive response from the Universe.

Want more advice on living a rich spiritual life and creating a more harmonious world? Check out THE ELEVEN ETERNAL PRINCIPLES, read another book excerpt, and visit Dr. Carmen Harra’s website

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Recently, there is been a surge of interest in energy medicine, psychics, mediums, 2012 prophecies from Nostradamus, the Hopi, the Inca, the Maya, and others. The 2012 movie is a box office hit and people are wondering, is doomsday really coming? Are we going to face nuclear war? Will the overpopulation on earth cause global warming to increase to the point of no return?
     We sense that we're on the precipice of a great change, and wondering, “Where are we going? What will happen to humanity?” Problems at home and abroad seem overwhelming, and we think, “How can we possibly fix all these problems?” Our instincts tell us that human beings need to undergo a major spiritual shift, a major awakening of awareness. But we ask ourselves, how can this happen when so many people are so greedy, small-minded, and heartless in their behavior?
     At the same time, much as we want to see the world transform into a more peaceful and loving place, we're afraid of the big changes we'd have to experience in order to bring that about. We say we want change, but we're afraid of suffering and the unknown, so we resist taking the big plunge into a radical transformation. The work of evolution can be difficult, even painful, but we must do it. We need to raise ourselves to a higher level of awareness before it is too late.
     The ancient prophecies of many civilizations point to this era as a turning point when we will undergo tremendous shifts in our experience as beings on this planet. I believe we will avoid a 2012 doomsday. It will not be the end of the world, or of humanity.  It's God's intention that we survive. We've always had God to direct our evolution, and he is not going to abandon us now. But God wants us to follow the metaphysical teachings. We must do our part and resolve our karma. We must experience our unity with each other and the divine, and embrace creativity, optimism, and hope. We have to stop identifying with the man-made world and remember our eternal nature. We are immortal souls who have temporarily taken on a physical form in order to purify ourselves, resolving our karma. We've forgotten that this is the reason we're all here.
    The human race has had to evolve in the past. Humankind survived the Ice Age, and now we will evolve to survive the changes that will happen on this planet as cosmic forces come into play. But we have to stop resisting our evolutionary process and making our problems worse! We can't continue to push back against the forces of change and growth. As human beings trying to save ourselves and our planet, we need to “step it up.”
     December 21, 2012 is a day of 11 (add up the digits 1, 2, 2, 1, 2, 0, 1, 2, and you get 11). It has the energy of 11 because we're entering the 11th house of the zodiac. A new age of consciousness is beginning. We'll turn away from our inferior man-made laws and embrace The 11 Eternal Principles-not just the Law of Attraction but the other universal principles, too: The Law of Totality, The Law of Karma, The Law of Wisdom, The Law of Love, The Law of Harmony, The Law of Abundance, The Law of Evolution, The Law of Dharma, The Law of Infinite Possibilities. You cannot make a recipe with one ingredient and you cannot create a better life for yourself and a better world for us all with just one of the divine laws!
     Have faith and hold it in your heart. Hold on to that belief that we are going to get through these changes together as we embrace the eternal principles and raise our consciousness. Connect with the divine within. Live by the eleven universal, divine principles and begin to imagine how wonderful our future will be.

--Dr. Carmen Harra