Thursday, November 3, 2016

LESS KNOWN FACTS ABOUT 'HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER'

It won’t be wrong to say that ‘How I met your mother’ is one of the most watched sitcoms in the history of entertainment. So I hereby present a some interesting facts about how I met your mother! Although most of the fanatics are familiar with these but still this is worth reading!

1. In the DVD commentary for the Pilot episode, Josh Radnor reveals that he is allergic to dogs, something the creators didn’t know until Radnor was cast. That may have played a part in the decision to get rid of Robin’s dogs in Season 2, when she and Radnor’s characters are dating.



2. Cobie Smulders was diagnosed with ovarian cancer during the third season. She received the bad news at the age of 25 and kept it a secret from the public. Two years and many surgeries later she was declared cancer free.



3. One of the final scenes from How I Met Your Mother in which the mother appears was filmed years ago and only a few people actually know who she is including Ted's kids who were made to sign a confidentiality agreement.




 4. Neil Patrick Harris knocked himself out during his audition for How I Met Your Mother, during a laser tag rendition.



5. In the episode where Ted and Robin break up, there was a real life proposal! During the episode, a ring was in a champagne glass and Robin thought Ted was proposing. However, the ring belonged to a man at the next table. He planned his proposal with the producers and now that couple’s engagement will live forever on the show!



6.  Had the show not been picked up after season 1, they would’ve ended it with Victoria being the mother!



7. One of Hannigan's kids was slated to play Lily and Marshall's second child Alyson Hannigan's real kid was fired from the show as she was a bit older for the role. 



8. Alyson Hannigan was the reason Lily never had a musical number as she had a phobia of singing for the public. 


9Neil Patrick Harris Directed Jenkins.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

MORE ABOUT REIKI: THE ULTIMATE HEALING POWER


By: Shubhangi Rane

Reiki – a spiritual healing energy – is inherited in all of us.

 Does not it happen to all of us that we get small cuts and injuries all the time?

We tend to ignore these injuries but nature heals it.  Your body heals itself, even if you tend to ignore it.


Does not it show that we inherit natural healing energy within us?
This healing energy is named as REIKI – Universal Life Force Energy.
The word REIKI is made up of two words REI means Universal and KI means vital life force energy.

Reiki is of Vedic Origin – Reiki has its traces back in ATHARVAVEDA – then it was well known as HASTA SPARSH ROG NIVARANA VIDYA.


 Felicitous is this my hand, yet more felicitous is this. 

This hand contains all healing balms, and this makes whole with 
gentle touch. 

7The tongue that leads the voice precedes. Then with our tenfold- 
branching hands. 

With these two healers of disease, we stroke thee with a soft 
caress. 

Cannot be more possible accurate name than this.
It exactly and perfectly expresses the nature of Reiki.

Hasta Sparsh means by touch of a hand – Nivarana Vidya means removal of disease technique.
Though we are not allowed to claim that Reiki can remove or totally eliminate the disease, the ATHARVAVEDA very proudly announce it as Nivarana Vidya.
Reiki was rediscovered by Great Buddha but it was lost to humanity.
During 1800, Dr. Mikao Usui, rediscovered this healing method- and later questioned by his students.

Dr.Usui could not answer his students when they ask “Do you know the Technique, in which Jesus

Christ healed people by touch or by saying “YOU ARE HEALED.”
Dr.Mikao Usui considered himself morally bound to answer every question of his students.
He resigned from his job and started a lifelong quest to find an answer to his question.
Dr.Usui visited India, researched on Buddha.  He found some Sanskrit verses relating to his query.
Dr. Usui returned to Japan, and meditated on the top of a holy mountain Kurama, near Kyoto for 21 days.

After 21 days he got the Revelation.  It is said that during meditation a beam of light hit his Agnya Chakra/Third Eye Chakra.

The meaning of sacred verses revealed itself and the mystic symbols appeared and explained to Mikao Usui.

Mikao Usui felt unconscious, when he returned to his senses, he run towards the village at downhill.  But he stumbled upon, his toe get injured and starts bleeding.

Naturally he held his hand around the toe, to his surprise the bleeding stops and pain vanishes.

The first miracle experience by Mikao Usui and miracles continue to happen.

Dr. Mikao Usui later spent his years teaching this technique – Reiki – to others.

Dr. Mikao Usui passed away on March 9th 1926; he passed on the system to Dr. Chijirao Hayashi,( 15 September 1880 – 11 May 1940).
Dr. Chijirao Hayashi was the successor of Dr. Mikao Usui, the second Grand Master.
He opened the first Reiki Clinic in Tokyo, and he played a major role during the Second World War, to preserve this healing technique.
Mrs. Hawayo Takata visited his clinic in 1935, when she was suffering from gallstone, appendicitis, asthma.
She won back her health, so decided to learn Reiki herself.

Dr. Chijirao Hayashi initiated Hawayo Takata as a Reiki Master.
Mrs. Takata trained 22 Reiki Masters.  The credit of spreading Reiki to the world goes to Mrs. Takata.

Now days, Reiki is a quiet popular healing modality, since it’s very easy to use.
You just need intention to heal others, and you can heal anything and everything.

“I want Reiki to be as common as Aspirin”  –     Hawayo Takata Sensei.
It was a dream of Mrs. Hawayo Takata, Let’s make it a reality.
Amen!!


About the author:

Namaste, I am Shubhangi – A Reiki Master.              

I am working with Reiki since 2003; it’s an amazing Healing Energy.
I love blogging, and I love to write.  I started writing from my school days.
I love to learn new things, explore life in every possible dimension.
In this process I learn Yoga, Astrology, Vaastu Shastra, Tarot Reading, Numerology, Reflexology and many other modules.
I thank Almighty, for giving me this opportunity.
You can follow me on Face book and Twitter
My Email id: jivitaarane@gmail.com



Monday, October 17, 2016

SUFFERING

By - Danial Rovira

Hello all my wonderful readers! As you all know I have written many posts which I hope have proved beneficial to most of you. Most of you have even known me quite well over the past few months. But this time I present you a deeply insightful post by an amazing author and blogger Danial Rovira! Here it goes.

 We all strive continuously to bring happiness into our lives. But have we ever given some thought to the difficult times and the suffering we go through?

“Suffering is the meaning of life. Without this, we would never appreciate the joys and ecstasy of living; we would never develop empathy and compassion for other people's suffering; we would never evolve and become more than we can be. Humanity is a work in progress.

Through suffering we find meaning; we gaze inwards at ourselves, not just outwards at the world, so that we can value the totality of all things. By gazing inward, we harness an aspect of ourselves that exists in us all, and we share this and collaboratively make meaning of our lives. 

We step outside our suffering to become observant of it, and know that suffering is us and not us. We see it apart of us even though it is a part of us. But it is not all of us, as neither is joy or ecstasy.

We evolve from a human being to a human doing. We watch and remain still. We accept and do not reject. We allow ourselves to become. And through becoming, we live. “


About the author


Daniel Rovira
Daniel Rovira  is an English teacher who, in his spare time, eats crumpets and writes and performs poetry, mainly in Brighton. It's therefore an occupational hazard that most of his blogs will have an English slant, and address -  in hopefully an informative and amusing way - an aspect of the English language. In addition to this, he has written several pieces on psychology and spiritual growth. Having spent a lot of time travelling and experiencing the world, much of his writing has been influenced by his interactions with different cultures and religions, and so you'll find a range of articles on Judaism, Sikhism, Hinduism and Christianity. Besides this, his other blogs are lighter and satirize aspects of society he finds amusing or annoying.

Follow on twitter: @DanielRovira2

Website: https://writeonwriteon.wordpress.com/


Tuesday, October 4, 2016

OUT OF THE CAGE

Let me out
out of the cage
Let me go
to swing my arms in the open age.

Why take so much time to realize?
Now I am grown
Stepping out of myself
I deserve a life of my own.

I smothers me
as if someone is haunting
I am sorry for being blunt
this might sound a bit daunting.

Binding your daughter you say
"Don't you dare come home late!"
Just when a thought crossed my mind
This day is going to be great!

I want to enjoy sleepovers
I want to go out
Is that your solution for everything
to tell me off and shout?

Imagine the world of possibilities
of life's wonderful treasures
Is it your aim to restrain me
from all the worldly pleasures?

Please stop!
It is doing me so much harm.
Causing no good and adding nothing
to your vicious parental charm

Facing the world bravely
don't forget I've grown
Though you should know what I am not
a property that you own.

You have me down with shackles
there is a world outside my room
it would do some good to both of us
if you realize this some time soon.

If you ever step aside
there is something you will see
I'll always be your daughter
but I really need to be free.

Out of the cage
please let me sway
You gave me my life
don't take it away!

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

PLIGHT OF AN ACID ATTACK VICTIM

You threw it
just threw it at me
my head caved in
my life crumbled
It grabbed my heart twisting it around.

The burns do remind me
of the fire in your eyes
you chased me
to take your toll.

You couldn't bear direct sunlight
the heat of summer irritated you
then how could you pour fire on me?
didn't my shrieks stagger you?

Now tell me where I was at fault
you expressed your love
I politely declined
Oh! Now I know the blunder I did!

It was my mistake
that I couldn't see
your love was so pure
I couldn't understand.

Now I have realized
I was so wrong!
You just wanted me
I get it.

So here I am
Do you take me now?
Can you look into my eyes
that are buried in my skull now?

Will you run your fingers
on my blistered cheeks now?
You wanted to marry me
Will you tie the knot with me now?

When I walk on the street
children run away
will you cherish my bruised beauty now?
Of course! Your love is so pure.

Tell me something
Do you feel more masculine
after crumbling my heart
and burning my soul?

In my next life
I wish to be your sister
and meet a lover like you
to achieve this dedicated love again!



Saturday, September 24, 2016

THE LAST LETTER: A LESSON FOR ALL PARENTS

This is the story of an Indian teenage girl Mehak who apparently committed suicide due to excessive parental pressure. This was the letter she wrote to her parents before she took her last breath.

Dear mom and dad,
You must be wondering why I am writing you this letter when we live under the same roof. I wanted to tell you a few things that I couldn't ever say to you face to face. I want to thank you for everything you have ever done for me. You took really good care of me. I remember the time when I topped in first grade. I can still see that trophy right in front of me. You motivated me to study hard. I am your only daughter and I know that you have always loved me. You did everything for me. But that wasn't enough. Now you must be wondering how can everything not be enough? 
        
        Read this sentence again- 'You did EVERYTHING for me'. You took all the decisions for me too. I was never given a chance to do anything for myself. I hope you remember my childhood. The routine was same for everyday. I woke up in the morning, went to school, came back from school and sat down to study as per your instructions. With great difficulties you granted me 45 minutes for playing outside with my friends. After those precious moments of freedom you called me from the middle of a game and stuck me to that dreadful study table again because apparently according to you getting good grades in exams was above all! Your motto was 'Academics is life'. Pardon me for correcting you- 'academics is just a part of life, not the whole life.' Like enjoyment is a part of life which by the way never occurred to you. You wanted me to be a geek and of course I had to pursue science. So I joined a coaching institute in order to get enrolled into one of the best engineering institutes. It was a matter of prestige for you. I was quite determined to study diligently and clear the entrance examination. Throughout these two years of high school I felt like a caged bird with its feathers cut off. I was suffocated. When I couldn't manage my academics with preparation for the big entrance examination, it was like I was losing a game. I had never lost before. Thanks to you I was accustomed to winning! No one taught me how to handle defeat. I was also trying to get over a broken friendship and relationship. You never approved of me dating anyone. In fact you punished me for dating a guy in high school. Remember the time you grounded me and took my cell phone away? Of course you do! According to you dating was a distraction for teenagers. I totally agree with you! But it is a part of life. Instead of constantly trying to refrain me you should have taught me how to deal with various aspects of life together. 

        Time of results was near. What I always feared happened although I knew it was coming. I didn't get into the top university. You said the utmost bitter words to me. You blame me and cursed me. Wasn't I upset enough? There is something all parents should understand. When your child fails all that is needed is some comfort from your side at that particular time. Was there any need for you to pile up on my existing grief and failure? To be very clear I didn't exactly fail the examination, I failed you. I failed myself. I failed life. You don't even know that I aspired to become a writer. You know why? Because I wasn't allowed to express myself. I was always put under the pressure of walking in your shoes. 

        Of course you loved me. But that love was too much too take. You were trying to hold on too tightly. I can feel my life falling apart right now. I have realized that to build a bright future, I have completely ruined my past and present. My smothered soul needs to be set free. I am exasperated from the shackles that have bound me to my cage and now I am ready to break free. You have always made all decisions for me, but this is the choice I am making for myself."


As she bled herself to death, another innocent soul wept along with many others caught in the undertow.

        

Friday, September 2, 2016

REIKI: THE ULTIMATE HEALING POWER

WHAT IS REIKI?

Reiki is a healing technique in which a person can channel energy into oneself or the other person by means of touch, which activates the natural healing processes of the other person’s body to restore physical and emotional state of well-being. It is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation. It also promotes healing. The word Reiki comes from the Japanese word ‘Rei’ which means “Universal Life” and ‘Ki’ which means “Energy”. Everyone has the ability to connect with their own healing energy. It is just that people don’t realize how much power resides within them. It is a much less known yet extremely powerful technique.

MY EXPERIENCE WITH REIKI

I am not a Reiki practitioner. But the marvelous experience I had with Reiki is worth sharing because I have personally experienced the healing process. I had a minor sprain in my hand while playing badminton. It was so painful that I couldn’t even move my hand. Since my exams were coming up I couldn’t afford an injured hand. I knew that it was just a sprain and it would heal on its own time. But I had a lot of math problems to solve and for that I had a lot of writing to do. It was then when I was introduced to the concept of Reiki by my grandmother. She had recently attended a Reiki training camp and said that she could relieve my pain to some extent through Reiki. At first I refused to believe that someone can really heal my sprain by merely closing their eyes and touching my hand that needed healing. But anyway I decided to give her a chance. She held my hand and closed her eyes. At first I felt nothing. But after about 5 minutes I felt a tingling sensation in my injured hand. The sensation kept on increasing. It felt like electricity passing through me, only it felt harmless. I thought that my hand was about to get numb and after a while I thought it did. She opened her eyes after 15-20 minutes and let go of my hand. She asked me to rotate my wrist and check of any decrements in the amount of pain I was experiencing and I did. I was completely dumbfounded! It was magic! The pain was completely gone as though it was never there. I didn’t know what she did when she closed her eyes but the pain vanished. It was then I realized that if this wonderful technique can cure a minor sprain within 15 minutes what wonders it will do if someone incorporates it in their daily life. This is when I started my research on this wonderful healing therapy and decided to spread this knowledge to as many people as I can.

HOW DOES REIKI WORK

Reiki can be performed on self as well as on others. There are five principles of Reiki:

1) Just for today, do not anger.
2) Just for today, do not worry.
3) Honor your parents, teachers and elders.
4) Earn your living honestly.
5) Show gratitude to every living thing.

Although there are many books available on how to practice Reiki, but Reiki cannot be learned through books or traditional educational techniques. It must be passed on through an attunement or initiation process. This means that you have to learn it from a master. The attunement energies are channeled into the student through the Reiki Master. So do not try to practice Reiki without getting attuned from a skilled Reiki practitioner.

BENEFITS OF REIKI

Reiki can be used for the following purposes-
  • ·        For stress reduction and relaxation.
  • ·        decrease pain
  • ·        ease muscle tension
  • ·        speed healing
  • ·        wish fulfillment

 DEGREES OF REIKI

There are basically three levels or degrees of Reiki.

1. The First Degree: Reiki Level 1

Level 1 is a practitioner's initiation into Reiki and is open to anyone. The focus during Level 1 is on opening the energy channels on a physical level.  This includes the history, the nature of the energy, how it is passed on and how it interacts with the body. Many Reiki Masters emphasize self-Reiki as the goal of the Level 1 designation, encouraging students to focus on practicing Reiki on themselves. People experience energy in their palms after the first attunement like tingling, coolness or heat. The main aspect of the teaching is the Practical side. After a demonstration there is a practice session. Even though the main focus is on self healing, you are enabled to give minor Reiki treatments to others. Following your attunement you will begin to be aware of changes occurring on all levels.

2. The Second Degree: Reiki level 2

A gap of 21 days to 3 months is a must between level 1 and 2. Level 2 is focused on practicing Reiki on others, as well as an expanded opening of the energy channels. The main purpose of Level 2 is to do distant/absentee healing, group healing and also to become a professional Reiki practitioner. Students receive the "Reiki symbols" and Level 2 attunement. The Reiki symbols allow the practitioner to connect more deeply to the universal energy. From Level 1 to Level 2, the amount of energy that you channel increases about 200%.  Your healing ability also increases. This includes the ability to provide distance Reiki, or sending healing energy to individuals wherever they may be. 

3. The Third Degree & Reiki Master: Reiki level 3
The Reiki Master Level is considered the teacher's level  a practitioner who has received the energy and knowledge to attune new Reiki practitioners. You are given the master attunement. With attunement, you receive the full empowerment of the Reiki energy. Your energy frequency is raised, increasing the amount of energy that you channel about 400%, your intuitive powers are heightened, which makes you a more powerful healer. Becoming a Reiki Master also represents a deep commitment to the Reiki practice, and some feel that significant time should pass between achieving the Second Degree status and Master Level.