Monday, August 29, 2016

All about astral projection

Astral voyage or astral projection is a process during which your soul detaches from your body but it remains connected to brain. It usually happens during the night or while meditation. There are a lot of people who experience astral projection all the time but they are unable to recall it given that their brain doesn’t use enough inner conscious. In other words, we are unable to get inner feelings, thought and sensations from our inner brain.

For example, when we walk and see a tree, our brain registers it through eyesight and main memory of our brain remembers this occurrence as it sees it as important one. Otherwise, it will completely forget the event. In this case, consciousness appears in a way so that when we see a tree, not only will we remember it, but we will also think about it, experience it, be aware of the fact that this tree is very old, that it has survived numerous storms, that it has deep roots spreading throughout the ground absorbing the water etc. In that way, our consciousness affects and fills our memory taking us to another plain of copiousness.

Astral projection is very similar to this tree example: our main memory doesn’t have consciousness so it cannot remember the things that our inner soul experienced. People with psychic abilities get a special type of a feeling during sleep or mediation and this feeling will allow them to develop consciousness realizing that they are within a dream.

When you realize this, your dream will most likely disappear or you will continue dreaming being able to mold your experience according to your will (lucid dreams). Sometimes, you might enter a state where your brain will wake up before your body. This way, you will be able to think straight but your body will be paralyzed, your eyes will be opened and all you will see is a blurry image of a room which may seem as a dream. This state may be nice for a while but as you get a desire to wake up, you will likely experience some of the most disturbing moments of your life given that you will be unable to wake up instantly.

You might try to move your hands and feet but you won’t be able to do it. In the end, panic will envelop your body making you tremble. After shaking it off, you will wake up and for a while, you won’t be able to comprehend what has happened. Try writing down your experience. If you continue sleeping in the morning, it may feel as a part of the dream. When you reach this state, you are at a verge of astral projection.

First sign of astral projection is strong and pleasant tingling all over your body followed by sense of levitation as if you are leaving your body and rising half meter or meter above the ground. After that, you will experience small issues, that is, you won’t know how to move or what to do. Your perspective will completely change and it will be very confusing for your brain to see a 360 degrees image.

Based on these problems, you will most likely start floating around uncontrollably, in different direction and speed, passing through walls, falling down only to rise up again etc. You will require some time to get used to it. When you get a desire to return to your body, all you have to do is approach it and you will automatically return to it, which will again be followed by a strong tingling sensation.

Here are some of the rules you have to abide by while doing your first astral voyage:
Don’t go far away from your body especially not farther from your home as there is a chance you cannot get back to your body due to your inexperience. If you hear some voices, return to your body immediately. Also, if you see some odd looking creatures, return to your body immediately.

With these tips, you should be ready for your first psychic experience as you set off to your first astral projection. Have fun and make sure to stay safe!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Why Everyone Should Live in Master Planned Communities

Deciding where you are going to live is a big decision. Not only do you have to find a home you like, you have to decide what neighborhood you would like to live in. Building a house is a big commitment. It is a very exciting time. Your inner interior designer can finally come out because you are involved in what your house will look like. If you are a parent, you want to live in a nice neighborhood with lots of children and things to do. I have always lived in a neighborhood with a pool. As a mom, that is important to me. Noah loves to swim so it's so easy to just walk to the pool. I also am a big fan of planned communities. I really like the idea of having activities to do all the time.  I think activities and amenities  really help you get to know your neighbors. You can live somewhere for years and not even know your neighbors. I have lived in neighborhoods where I didn't know anyone. I think it's because there were no neighborhood events.  I thought that was really strange because when I was a kid we all knew each other. It seems like people spend more time inside.

I have looked at master planned communities in the past. I love the idea of having a spa, and events pretty much daily. Some of them even have stores and restaurants.  The master planned community I really liked is Mira Bay. We almost moved in to Mira Bay, we looked at the neighborhood a couple times. We actually went to the grand opening of the neighborhood a few years ago. Noah had a blast, they offered face painting. Noah got his arm painted with a shark on it. It was really cool and he didn't want to wash his arm for a long time. I thought a weekly massage from the spa sounded like heaven. They had bingo and kids events.  I wish all neighborhoods were like that.

Noah's Shark from the Mira Bay Grand Opening.
 A few more reasons you should really consider a master planned community are: 

It really promotes community, you bond with your neighbors through experiences and events. There's classes and activities so you don't have to wonder who your neighbors are.

You get to know them on a closer level and become friends.  We all say hello to our neighbors but, do we really know them? Your kids will have instant friends, they don't have to wait until school starts to find children to play with.

There's usually a lot of different options of things to do. I have good memories of block parties and hanging out with my neighbors.

You don't have to waste gas driving to the gym or going to other classes. Everything is in walking distance. Your family will also get exercise and fresh air.

If your kids are bored, you can find something for them to do easily without having to go far.

I really encourage you to look for builders of master planned communities. There are so many builders out there, it's hard to know where to find them. GI Homes, Taylor Morrison, Olson Homes, Shea Homes, Terrata Homes, Vistancia, Mira Bay & Del Sur are all master planned communities. To learn more, please visit Master Planned Communities. You are going to be in your new home for many years to come, why not build your dream home in a great community.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Balance Bar helps me curb my cravings for sweets Plus Giveaway

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      I am constantly snacking because I work from home. My snack choices aren't always the best. I have always had a big sweet tooth. I grew up loving candy and desserts. I used to have sleep overs with a friend and we always bought lots of candy and sometimes cakes. While, I still enjoy sweet stuff, I have cut down quite a bit. I don't eat nearly as much treats because as a mom, I don't want to teach my son bad eating habits. I do allow one dessert a day because that's in moderation.

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I had never tried them before and the flavors I received sounded delicious. I was really excited because they contain 8 grams of protein, which is great. I first tried the Mint Chocolate Cookie Crunch Balance Bar and it tasted like Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies. I love Girl Scout Cookies so I was super excited about eating these. Noah asked me what I was eating. I replied  a Balance Bar. He asked if he could have a bite, I said ok. Now in case you don't know this about Noah, he is a picky eater. I was surprised he wanted to try it because getting him to try anything is really hard. Noah fell in love and ended up eating the rest of the box. I was fine with it though. He thought it was a treat and even had them for dessert.

We also received Dark Chocolate Turtle Balance Bars. It was also really good. It reminded me of when I was a child eating Turtle chocolates during the holidays. If you don't know what a turtle is, it's pecans, caramel coated in chocolate.  They call it a turtle because of the shape.  Of course my own little Balance Bar Monster enjoyed most of those too. The last flavor I received was Dulce Del Leche & Caramel. I thought Noah wouldn't like this one and I thought finally I would get to enjoy more than one of each flavor. I was wrong. He thinks it's awesome and it's his favorite flavor so far. He wants to try different flavors he has seen at the store too. I honestly don't mind that he ate almost all of them because of the protein. He's a vegetarian so protein can be challenging for him.

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