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How to Have a Magnetic Personality

December 2nd, 2011

How to become more attractive. Albert Einstein proved through physics what the sages had taught for centuries: everything in our world is composed of energy, and everything radiates energy.

Scientists now know that our heart creates the body’s strongest, electromagnetic field and that with deep feelings of love, compassion, and caring this field actually expands and strengthens.

The heart is the most powerful energy center in the body and tends to bring all others into entrainment with it. When you focus on feelings of love and gratitude you raise your energy level and literally become more attractive to others.

It was said that when Mother Teresa walked into the room, you could feel the energy in the room rise. Likewise, have you ever walked into a room and you could literally feel the tension? How did it make you feel?

Take a minute and picture someone who you love. Go ahead…

You’ve positively shifted your energy field. Your relationships with other people are shaped by the interactions of energies.

Raise your energy level, and you’ll raise your power to attract and interact with others.

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A World Without Doors

August 11th, 2011

We could be all one. There’s a front door, back door, side door, screen door, basement door, and pet door. How about a storm door, trap door, closet door, garage door, and shed door? Then there’s a revolving door, sliding door, French door, and Dutch door. And don’t forget Christian Dior, the pompadour, and the rock band the Doors.

What would the world be like without doors?  Would we become one big room?

It boggles the mind, doesn’t it?

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July 8th, 2011

Absorbing times of intense beauty. It was so beautiful that if it was a painting it would have been on velvet. My friend David and I were watching the sun set over Washington, D.C., from a stone-clad tower at the National Cathedral. The bright tangerine rays backlit the clouds in such a way that the entire scene looked surreal, much like a painting on velvet. In silence we watched as the bright orange ball descended into the horizon, cloaking Washington in darkness.

When I am around such beauty it almost seems more than I can handle. I find myself wanting to fast forward through the experience. Weeks later, I mentioned this to another friend, who quoted a line from the award-winning film American Beauty.  Kevin Spacey’s character, Lester Burnham, delivers it:

“But it’s hard to stay mad when there is so much beauty in the world.  Sometimes I feel like I’m seeing it all at once and it’s too much.  My heart fills up like a balloon that is about to burst and then I remember to relax and stop trying to hold on to it and then it flows through me like rain and I can’t feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life. You have no idea what I am talking about. I am sure. But don’t you worry, you will some day.”

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Alone or Lonely?

May 2nd, 2010

There’s a big difference between being alone and lonely. Several years ago, a friend introduced me to the Osho Zen Tarot deck. There are fifty-six cards in the deck, each with a beautiful illustration and poignant message. Often as a part of my morning meditation, I shuffle the cards, cut them, spread them out facedown, and pick one randomly.

This morning I picked “Aloneness.”  I often do. The message is a good one: “When you are lonely you are thinking of the other, you are missing the other. Loneliness is a negative state. You are feeling that it would have been better if the other was there – your friend, your wife, your mother, your beloved, your husband…. Loneliness is absence of the other. Aloneness is the presence of oneself. Aloneness is very positive.”

I am once again reminded that whether single or coupled, I am called to be “a light unto myself.”

P.S. You can check out the Osho Zen Tarot deck at

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