Thursday, 22 January 2015

Having A Sound Mind

Having A Sound Mind
This may sound strange to some people, but your mind plays a very big part to the supernatural occurrence. Do you not know that if a person is completely healed, but their mind tells them that it's not so, their psychical body will not perform accordingly, that is because every part of their body takes orders from their mind.

This works in any form of categorical subject, that whatever you convince your mind to believe will occur. This is why Christians were specifically commanded to change their thinking and realize that the way that they thinking is not of God but of the world.

Remember that we were born in sin and shape in iniquity. In other words, our minds would have been lost and have no way of focusing on anything that is correct or according to the word of God. But then Jesus came and provides the Spirit of a sound mind, which enables us to rely and stand firm on what God said through His word.

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV)

However, God cannot give what He doesn't have; He also had a sound mind. (Numbers 23:19) God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that He should change His mind. Does He speak and then not act? Does He promise and not fulfill?

This is how you are able to "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you" Matthew 7:7 (KJV)

Now, when you go before God, asking Him to performing a miracle on your behalf, if you intended for you prayer to manifest, ensure that you have a sound and well made up mind.

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Tuesday, 13 January 2015

A Candle Burning Ritual

A Candle Burning Ritual

From: Doreen Valiente's Natural Magic

Best: Do last thing at night then go to bed with the thought that the ritual

will succeed. Select a candle of an appropriate colour. The candle should be new

and never used for any other purpose.

Anoint the candle to impress your thoughts on it and to consecrate it to your


Before starting get clear on what you wish, then write your wish on new paper.

Put this paper under the candle holder.

Lower or turn off other lights. Rub the anointing oil on your fingers and gently

rub it onto the candle.

Light the candle and sit in quiet concentration upon your wish. Above all

visualize the thing you want.

Use the burning candle as a focus of concentration.

When you feel that you have concentrated for long enough take the paper and burn

it in the flame of the candle, with the thought that you are now projecting your

wish into the beyond to find fulfilment.

Say this invocation.....


Candle shining in the night

With your flame enchanted,

By the powers of magic might

May my wish be granted.

When the candle sheds its gleam

At the mystic hour,

Let fulfilment of my dream

Gather secret power.

Flame of magic, brightly burn,

Spirit of the fire.

Let the wheel of fortune turn,

Grant me my desire.

One, two, three - so mote it be!

Allow the candle to burn itself out.


Monday, 5 January 2015

Christmas Xmas And Yuletide 5 Things To Know And Share

Christmas Xmas And Yuletide 5 Things To Know And Share
A reader writes:

Jimmy could you please tell us about the origin of the word "Christmas? What did the first Christians call what we today know as Christmas?

Is writing X'mas okay? As in today's language X means "nothing." I know that X is the 22nd letter of Greek alphabet known as "chi". This "chi" is the first part of the word chirios or expanded to Christos, which means to anoint.

Thus we say that "Christos" the Christian faith is founded on Christ's Resurrection, which is at the root of the proclamation of the Gospel and gave birth to the Church. Therefore being Christian means living in a Paschal manner, letting ourselves be involved in the dynamism that originated in Baptism and leads to dying to sin in order to live with God (cf. Rom 6: 4).

Hippolytus of Rome, in his commentary on the Book of the Prophet Daniel, written in about a.d. 204, was the first person to say clearly that Jesus was born on 25 December....

For Christianity the Feast of Christmas acquired its definitive form in the fourth century [General Audience, Dec. 23, 2009].


Yes, it is "okay" to write "Xmas." It's just an abbreviation, and there is nothing sinful about abbreviating a word, even one containing the term "Christ."

In fact, the earliest Christians "did" frequently abbreviate sacred terms. Scholars studying early Christian manuscripts are familiar with a phenomenon known as the "nomina sacra" ("sacred names"; singular = "nomen sacrum") in which terms like "God, Jesus, Lord," and "Christ" were "regularly abbreviated precisely because they were sacred."

This happens in our earliest manuscripts of the New Testament documents. Thus, "God" (Greek, "theos") was abbreviated with a "theta" and a "sigma" (its first and last letters in Greek), "Jesus" ("Iesous") was abbreviated "iota-sigma", "Lord" ("Kurios") was abbreviated "kappa-sigma", and "Christ" ("Christos") was abbreviated "chi-sigma".

The appearance of the "nomina sacra" is one of the ways that we date when a Christian manuscript was written, because this practice characterized the early centuries.

Similar abbreviations have appeared later, though. Concerning "Xmas," the Online Etymology Dictionary says:


"Christmas," 1551, "X'temmas", wherein the "X" is an abbreviation for "Christ" in "Christmas", English letter "X" being identical in form (but not sound signification) to Greek "CHI", the first letter of Greek "Christos "Christ" (see "CHRIST"). The earlier way to abbreviate the word in English was "Xp-" or "Xr-" (corresponding to the "Chr-" in Greek "), and the form "Xres maesse" for "Christmas" appears in the "Anglo-Saxon Chronicle" (c.1100).

At the same time, I understand the squeamishness many folks have about the abbreviation, particularly if they don't have this background info.


Whether "Christ" or "Messiah" is used depends largely on the language one is speaking. The New Testament is written in Greek, and so it normally uses the term "christos", though it does use "messias" (a Greek version of the Aramaic "mshiha") in John 1:41 and 4:25.

The prominence of "christos" compared to "messias" in the Greek New Testament is the reason that in much of Christendom the term "Christ" is used more frequently than "Messiah," though in languages like Aramaic, Arabic, and Hebrew (which are all related to each other) variations on "Messiah" turn up more frequently.

Since the terms mean the same thing, they are both used, and which is used in a particular case is a matter of custom.


"Yuletide" is simply a contraction of "Yule" and "tide" (i.e., time), meaning "Yule time" or "the time of Yule."

When we dig deeper than this, the answer becomes more complex. You "will" find sources out there that say Yule was a pre-Christian pagan holiday in Scandinavia.

Unfortunately, lots of what gets said about pre-Christian holidays is absolute bunk, and so such claims are not to be simply accepted. They must be tested.

When you do that, the claim that Yule was a pre-Christian holiday starts to appear shaky.

What seems certain is that the term "Yule" was used to refer to a "an extended period of time" (e.g., a month or two months), but it is not at all clear that it referred to any particular holiday in pre-Christian times.

British historian of paganism Ronald Hutton states:

In the eleventh century Danish rule over England resulted in the introduction of the colloquial Scandinavian term for Christmas, 'Yule', which provided an alternative name for it among the English.

It became popular with them in the next century, and in the thirteenth is first recorded in Scotland, where it had become standard in vernacular speech by the end of the Middle Ages.

In Old Norse it is "jol", in Swedish "jul", and in Danish "juul".

THE DERIVATION OF THE NAME HAS BAFFLED LINGUISTS; it is possibly related to the Gothic "heul" or Anglo-Saxon "hweal", signifying a wheel, or to the root-word which yielded the English expression 'jolly'.


Regardless of the origin of the word, IT'S JUST A WORD. What matters for what a word means is how it is presently used, not where it came from. (Thus "nice" means nice, it doesn't mean ignorant, even though it came from the Latin word "nescius", which means not knowing).

Sounds do not carry "evil vibrations" from how they may or may not have been used before.

Today, in English, "Yule" refers to Christmas, and "Yuletide" refers to Christmas time.

That's what counts for speakers of modern English.

Also, Yule and Christmas (both) have nothing to do with Saturnalia, which was a Roman holiday, not a Norse or Christian one.