5 of the ten things to avoid when trying astral projection

When someone who has learned something in particular and is trying to help others experience that particular something, it helps to point out all the obstacles, pitfalls, mistakes, and just about anything else that might stand in the way of success. Astral Projection is that particular something that we will discuss, as well as those things that deprive others of experiencing the Astral Plane.

Little known things like Pepper, which can keep you rooted in the body, can actually prevent someone from Astral Projecting. Even those who are experienced in astral projection and can do so at will may not be aware of some of these practical but unnecessary limits.

These limitations are just everyday things that in themselves are not bad at all. Knowledge is the key.”in knowledge“They can be used to your advantage. Many are known to impede access to the inner planes, while others can be more obscure. That’s all the more reason to collect them all here to serve as a resource of references to talk about.

After all, astral projection is quite difficult. Knowing what things to avoid will save us all our hard work.

So here are the ten things to avoid when trying astral projection.

number one and probably the most important is FEAR, as the bible says “Fear is failure and the forerunner of failure, therefore courage is a virtue”. & “Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.” If you have any fear, even those that you are not aware of, they will prevent you from leaving your body. Fear is the root of most evils with which man finds trouble.

so number two which is very important to know and equally challenging, Magnetism. There are electromagnetic currents and energy fields everywhere. In fact, if you are in or near a large city, the chances of finding a place without an electromagnetic energy field are high. Telephone cables and power lines expel a large amount of current.

This is also another reason why serious students are led to stay as far away from the thoughts of man as possible. Far in the desert or desert, mountains that have you. Places like these are often the cleanest and most suitable environment for homework.

These are heavy in nature and can have the effect of keeping it where it is and leaving no trace as to why. Although if one is creative and skilled, these ‘currents‘of energy can be harnessed and/or used to great advantage. The important thing is to learn about them and find their direction and measure of power.

Number Three it is food and drink. There are certain foods that are not desirable for astral travel and others that are. It is up to the individual to learn their own astral allergies, so to speak. Everyone is unique in this, however, there are some standards that work pretty well for most people.

Things like pepper, spices, hot sauces, spicy foods, and peppers tend to connect the spirit to the body. Alcohol is known to be (to quote an obscure old guru) “the mestruum for the astral plane” and should not be drunk for at least a month beforehand.

number four not preparing properly. In short, avoid being careless. A bad job can have terrible consequences. This should be taken literally as well as figuratively. In both directions and in all directions. You should be in good health, have had adequate sleep, rest, exercise, be well fed with healthy foods.

Mentally clean and organized, with all stress-related issues reduced as much as possible. It should be understood that the direction in which you sleep is also important. It wouldn’t hurt to have kept a good journal or dream journal as a means of keeping your dreams in order.

Number five It may sound strange, but it is true that unreliable expectations can prevent a real astral projection. Listening too much to what other people tell you about what you will experience can and often will deny you any real experience.

Get away from all Image and Facade of society. An evil in which the world spends too much time is Vanity. It will do you good not to flatter your mind so much as to dilute the observance of the truth because of your pride.

So there you have it. It was a bit longer than anticipated, but these are five of the ten things to avoid when attempting astral projection.

Autographed Baseballs: Building a Collection

Autographed baseballs are among the most popular types of sports memorabilia, with a history stretching back decades. Teams have been writing on them since the earliest days of the game when the teams, score, and other details of a game were written on the ball, which was then kept as a “trophy”.

Signing or autographing a ball didn’t become popular until the 1920s, although earlier balls do exist, of course. Fans and collectors like autographed baseballs for many reasons. They are easy to store thanks to the showcases built especially for them. They are easy to see and each one tells a story. Where did the ball come from? Represents?

Team-signed baseballs can put you in a big time, whether it’s from a World Series winner, an All-Star team, or just a regular club from a regular year. Collecting World Series champion baseballs is one way to build a collection. You may decide to only collect baseballs signed by Hall of Famers. Or, you can collect a ball signed by each year’s team from your favorite franchise.

You can choose a milestone, such as members of the 3000 hit club, Cy Young Award winners, World Series MVP, or anything else you can think of.

If you’re building a collection that revolves around a player, make sure the ball is ONLY signed by that player if you care about future value. While balls signed by multiple players may seem like a good deal, their value isn’t nearly as strong as a ball bearing only one autograph.

Baseballs signed in the sweet spot, the narrowest white area between the stitches, are held in higher esteem than those that are not.

Be sure to invest in ball stands to display your autographed baseballs. They will keep them free of dirt, fingerprints, and smudges and make sure to keep them out of direct sunlight. Nothing fades a ball faster!

The Jk Place hotel in Florence Italy – My personal palazzo

Imagine, having your own place in Florence, Italy. That has always been a dream for Kim and me. So when we went to Florence last week, we tried to find a place that felt like home, but, since we’re on vacation, also felt like a 5-star hotel. With just a little digging, we found it. It’s called JK Place Hotel. After our stay it was obvious why Travel and Leisure voted it one of the best hotels in 2010.

I don’t usually go crazy with hotels, because I spend a lot of time in them and frankly it takes a lot to impress me, but the JK Place Hotel, above and beyond, totally blew me away. I was so impressed that I asked that manager, Claudio Meli, if he was willing to go on camera to talk about it.

So what is the problem? Why is this place so amazing? Oh let me count the ways. I usually make my decisions about a hotel before I arrive. I judge them based on how my ‘pre-trip phone calls’ are. Sometimes I call a hotel, half a dozen times before I arrive, to find restaurants, nightlife and interesting things to do. Crazy I know but remember we are creating videos and guides and our information just has to be correct. This pre-trip research is my first step. Needless to say, I’m a pain in the ass with these things.

When I called the JK in Florence, I was greeted by a warm and friendly voice (Lorenzo) who knew who I was (and was not a high society thing) and was really expecting me. He really was. It was like having a cool friend in Florence, who totally ‘gets’ the vibe you’re looking for and has all the connections to make it happen.

Within 24 hours I had the perfect list of cool restaurants, nightlife, and things to do that were broken down into specific categories (like once-in-a-lifetime, fancy, see-and-be-seen, and cozy). The list was very tight and came with URLs of websites and the name of the people who would be waiting for us if we selected them.

After making my selections from Lorenzo’s list, I called the hotel to reserve everything. I spoke to Angela, a lovely, soft-spoken Italian woman who was fully aware of what Lorenzo sent me and was sitting ‘ready’ for me to green light our choices. Twenty-four hours later, I had all the details of my trip handled exactly the way I wanted. without begging No repeated phone calls like “who are you again”. I felt like I was Bruce Springsteen coming to stay with them. Mind you, I haven’t even left the United States yet!

Now for the moment of truth. After the long transatlantic flight from the US, I had to find out if this place was real or if I just got lucky with some great people on the phone. We arrived at one of the most beautiful squares in Florence, Piazza Santa Maria Novella, at a building without any ‘obvious’ hotel signs (I then noticed a small name plaque on the side wall). At JK Place, the only way to get in is to ring a bell.

Within seconds, Lorenzo (in Gucci from head to toe) lets us in. His first words are “you must be Rob and Kim”, second words are “can I get you a glass of wine and some lunch?” I thought, this is not a dream and there really is a Lorenzo! He led us into a living room that was totally modern, sexy, and baroque all at the same time. He didn’t ask for a credit card, or for us to sign anything. He sincerely wanted us to relax and enjoy our first moments in our new home in Florence.

Out of nowhere comes what can only be described as an apparition. A young man in his twenties, in a butler’s apron, with a silver tray of wine glasses and an incredible light lunch. I asked Lorenzo to join us so we could go over his itinerary. He stopped everything he was doing and explained every restaurant, club, and event we had scheduled, with the intellect of a historian and the warmth of a best friend.

After lunch, he took us to what can only be called the no-registration area. Imagine a private library, like the one Batman had, but totally modern and historical at the same time. He gave us a brief tour of the hotel and gave us the keys to our room. Kim and I were escorted in the hidden elevator (you’d never know it’s there; it’s cleverly hidden behind glass) to room 21.

We opened the door to our room and our hearts stopped. There it was, our own private palazzo in Florence! Our room was two stories, with a window that opened to the most amazing view of the old piazza (square) below. Oh yes, there was a big plate of fresh fruit waiting for us, complete with a beautiful handwritten note.

I guess I could go on and on about how there are only 20 rooms and each one is different, or how the ‘pink room’ is the perfect sexy spot for cocktails or lunch. Or how daily grievances will make your eyeballs bulge (not to mention your belly). Or how there are more staff members than actual rooms. Or how, on a beautiful day, you can lounge on your private upstairs terrace and listen to the church bells announce the hour. Or how from the rooftop bathtub you have a breathtaking view of Florence’s famous Duomo. I’ll just tell you to get on the plane, right now, and run to JK Place (if you’re lucky enough to get in).

Leonardo da Vinci

THE BICYCLE OF LEONARDO DA VINCI: – “… a man who was at once an artist, an inventor, a scientist – and who saw no contradiction between these various kingdoms.

In his relentless search for truth, Leonardo explored every branch of the sciences known to his day and proved himself far ahead in many respects in his precise observations, his quest for sound methodology and measurement, and the value he placed on the empirical test. ‘No human inquiry’, he wrote, ‘can be called true science without passing through mathematical proofs… sciences which begin and end in the mind cannot be held to contain truth, for such discourses lack experience, without which nothing reveals. himself with certainty.” (57)

This quote is from a semi-whitening of a life full of conflicts, especially with the church. They should emphasize the oppressive control over thought and creativity that the church of Leonardo’s day had over all the sciences. In fact, there was only one science: philosophy, which was really only theology. So Leonardo’s words take on a different meaning than they suggest. It is even more important than you might imagine because Leonardo was the head or ‘Nautonnier’ of the Priory of Sion. The authors are mostly from Catholic universities so we must forgive them when they claim to have fostered Leonardo’s genius when in fact they did the complete opposite and it’s not until near the end of the book that they notice that he was accused of being homosexual by these Suppressors. inquisitorial soul and thought.

There is a whole specialty of study dedicated to the work of Da Vinci but little truth and much propaganda. Few admit that both he and his mentor were alchemists and the horrors of a life hidden behind lies and half-truths resulting from fear of discovery. It is a theme of many great scientists and their lives, and little credit is given to the brave men and women who strive to understand and the truth they shared is available. Why? Do we still fear that others may do what they did or thought? They think for themselves and question the authority that tries to accredit their way of knowing.

The scientific method of observation and conclusion is said to have been discovered by Bacon. There is some truth to that, but what bacon? Some say Francis and there is no truth to that even though he pretended to be an alchemist in his Rosicrucian or Masonic circles including John Dee and Ashmolean types. Top scholars attribute it to Roger Bacon, who was actually an alchemist and spent much of Bacon’s life in dungeons after sniffing around the church as a monk for a long time. Metaphysics and independent thought can be dangerous business and there are many current authors whose work is relegated to obscurity unless they learn to appease the ‘normative’ or oppressive mindset. The sad part is that there is no benefit to anyone with such oppression. Not only is there abundance and creativity, but those who know the soul WILL NOT NEED to clothe it in grandiose garments. They will gladly work for the pleasure of using their potential for the benefit of humanity instead of trying to destroy others and life in general.

It’s interesting that Napoleon (a Merovingian/Freemason) made sure to get all of Da Vinci’s work that existed when he conquered Milan, but there is something that wasn’t discovered until after that and it’s very interesting. Da Vinci was a Johannite like Newton (another alchemist, whose Principiae Mathematica had a brief comment at the beginning: “This is much more than I should say, and much less than there is!”). The Juanitas believe that the true prophet in Biblical times was John the Baptist and we continue to look for other Benjamite and Masonic connections with him despite the feeling that both Jesus and John the Baptist were operating from the same source. Would Napoleon have destroyed any Johannite writings if the Merovingian house of David and Judah or the family of Jesus were concerned about the fame and credibility of da Vinci or his writings? We cannot say such a thing and we are not sure that John was not one of his favorites as well.

What is troubling about this book is the presentation of Da Vinci as a semi-competent who needed the help of a Franciscan monk. We like Francis of Assisi and we have no doubt that the church watched over Leonardo as it did with all the artists who produced the work of God. Yes, the church claimed that all creative work was their property! They also controlled education just as they have in many places to this day. Luca Pacioli (Franciscan) was most likely under instructions to keep Da Vinci at bay and to keep things, as we shall see, hidden from the public. Da Vinci predated Galileo and you can be sure he would have encountered the usual heretical hideous stake or fire after parts were fired up or cut off along the way.

These are the words of the academic from the Catholic University that give a small idea of ​​the conflict that Da Vinci faced in these oppressive times in which thought was even worse managed than today. “Leonardo and Luca Pacioli worked together for many years and, as we have seen, the intervention of the master Luca was decisive. However, there was a social and hierarchical conflict between the two categories, although no one had ever questioned the supremacy of the arts liberals as the sole repositories of true science.And he who stood resolutely against the exclusion of the mechanical arts from the sphere of science {Such a delusion to call science what the church allowed people to think.}, or as knew then, ‘philosophy’ was Leonardo”. (58)

The best part of the whole book for me is the bike. It has a chain drive mechanism that looks like a 19th century model of something you would have seen in the future. However, his representation is not designed so perfectly that he would have been able to inspect it. It had no steering gear, for example. In addition to the original drawing that was discovered long after the death of all parties, there is a children’s drawing of a penis that looks like a cat with paws. Still, they don’t actually use words to say that he was ‘gay’ and we know he would say something about it if he were alive today. There’s one thing true about propaganda: great people become more manageable after they die, you can ‘twist’ their image to your heart’s desire. In the case of Jesus they do it over every century! I guess all the priests who abuse children in North America and the court rulings have sensitized them a bit. Can you say risk management? Can you say hypocrites? They still exclude ‘gays’ from all sorts of things and marriage is just one of them. Perhaps this is the area that ‘master’ Luca was most instructive to da Vinci? It is an area of ​​his expertise, but what da Vinci was able to produce is not.

“While acknowledging the unmistakable nature of this machine, the few scholars who have examined the drawing are decidedly reluctant to admit its antiquity. Since the application of the chain drive dates back to the late 19th century, they propose a dating of the drawing in the first years of this century Such a hypothesis, however, collides with insurmountable difficulties: (1) The page in question remained hidden for almost four centuries, and it is unimaginable that 70 or 80 years ago a child would have obtained from the Library’s management Ambrosiana permission to look at the codex, tear out one or two of the pages, and then draw on them and stick them back together.There is then a type, not a wooden one with wheelbarrow wheels, {And this The imaginary child that scholars try say he drew the cat/penis, he would have been a pretty smart boy if he knew the name of Leonardo’s student/model/lover. subject of his signature.} no means of direction, and the teeth of the e Center gear so square they couldn’t fit the chain. (3) The odd sprockets and the chain coincide exactly with those drawn by Leonardo in the Codex Madrid 1, folio 10 obverse. (4) We cannot separate the bicycle from the other drawings visible on folios 132 verso and 133 verso of the Codex Atlanticus. They were actually drawn when the pages were joined into the two halves of one page. Putting them together, we see that another hand has drawn, also in pencil and from left to right, two pornographic drawings obviously in jest, on which, on the right side, ‘salaj’ is clearly written, that is, Salai, the name of the student. , model and servant of Leonardo… To become a reality, the idea required the final solution of some challenging problems such as the question of direction and the adaptation of the large square teeth with their protruding corners to the links of the chain… Salai entered Leonardo’s house in 1490, at the age of 10.” (59)

How did Leonardo draw about half of a bicycle design? The best answer is that he researched his/his alchemist’s patron ‘Philosopher’s Stone’ or developed one of his own as Nostradamus. It’s not an easy thing to do, but I think I could have done it. If he had really time traveled, he would have been able to draw a bicycle and many other things, like his famous helicopter. Looking into a ‘Stone’ there are many confusing images of possible futures and confusing realities. We know that many within the Catholic Church have studied these things (eg Thomas Aquinas) and know about the ‘Stone’. In recent times, a Catholic clergyman developed a Chronovisor together with top physicists, including Enrico Fermi, according to a report I have seen.

We know that they would have been very concerned if Leonardo told the world many things that he knew. The Gnostics were heretics because they said things like: ‘The Original Sin that separates us from God is Ignorance!’ Who is broadcasting whether or not you are a heretic because you believe in the possibility of a ‘Stone’ today? Yes, most of society! Few have any idea what an alchemist is or what contributions he has made to humanity, quantum physicists were called ‘atom-mysticists’ when they spoke of the things that chaos science and alchemy have studied for over 13,000 years. That’s why we don’t need an Inquisition. Because the media and education system is more effective!

The bombastic titles and appointments of the chest-beating ecclesiastical egoists who follow in the footsteps of the money-changers whose tables Jesus overturned in the Roman-backed temples are so fantastic that any impressionable person can easily think THEY must know! This is the technique of ‘The BIG Lies!’ If you ridicule your true self (soul) by saying that you are ‘Saint’ and an ‘Emperor’, it doesn’t matter. Just continue adding all the nations and states that you have under your control. Say that you are the only representative of God on earth and that the universe revolves around you. It could work just as well as saying that disease comes from ‘sins and demons’ and ‘women are the forerunners of Original Sin’. In reality, any human being is capable of knowing what Jesus called ‘the inner living father’. Are we really out of the influence of the ‘Dark Ages’? I would like to debate that with the Pope or some other proselyte.

10 fashion tips that click

Most women choose to look their best. They want to feel beautiful. It’s her way of boosting her aura and confidence. And she can create a lasting impression on people.

Here are some fashion ideas that will do wonders for your appearance.

1.) Balance your makeup: Wear heavy makeup when needed for the occasion. For normal days, light makeup is preferred. Just use light eyeshadow and mascara on your eyes, and a bit of lipstick or gloss on your lips. Concealers are suggested to cover imperfections. Finish with compact powder.

2.) Highlight your hair: You can try dyeing your hair a color that is darker or lighter than your hair. Never lighten your hair with a bad dye as this will make you look tacky.

Or make fabric flowers as a hair accessory. You can sew or glue small handmade flowers on your headband and wear it wherever you go. Or rock a ponytail with these fabric flowers. Make it complement your outfit by choosing a color that matches the flowers.

3.) Choosing the Right Fragrance – There are many scents you can try for your cologne or perfume. Choose a lighter fragrance that lasts longer and creates a pleasant scent.

4.) Have beautiful nails – Try visiting a salon to get your nails done. Have it at the same length. Longer nails work well with polish. When it is worn, remove it with acetone.

5.) Skin Care: Never ignore your skin, especially if it has blemishes. Visit a dermatologist, who can treat your skin problems. Take his advice to heart to restore your normal skin.

6.) A visit to the spa: Sometimes women need to pamper themselves and try a spa to relax. Body aches are relieved through massage. You can also opt for some facial and foot spa treatments.

7.) Eat the right kinds of food – Going on a diet will starve you for days and make you eat more afterwards. Why not work on a balanced meal that provides energy and nutrients for a healthier body?

8.) Do regular workouts – There is nothing better than staying fit and slim. Regular exercise or workouts help make this possible. You also strengthen your bones and tone your muscles.

9.) Wear Trendy Clothes – Choose wardrobes that you can mix and match. He prefers outfits that never go out of style. Choose stylish underwear, skirts, blouses, shirts, pants and shoes.

10.) Socialize and party: There is nothing better than having a good time with family and friends. You can even choose to party to ease your tensions and enjoy yourself. But stay away from excess alcohol.

Financial lessons from professional athletes

Allan Iverson was once considered one of the best and highest-paid athletes in the world, earning more than $150 million dollars in his 15 years in the NBA alone. In 2012, both CBS and Forbes reported that he was in serious financial trouble and unable to pay off his debts.

Unfortunately, stories of the hapless professional athlete who is soon parted with his money are fairly common. Sports Illustrated Reports:

  • Within five years of retirement, 60% of all former NBA players are bankrupt
  • 78% of NFL players have gone bankrupt or are under financial stress due to job loss or divorce.

Professional athletes are often pitied as financially ignorant and unable to manage their money. But in reality, we who are not athletically talented also struggle with our finances. The average savings for a 50-year-old in 2013 is $43,797*. Not exactly a home run. So how can we be successful with our finances? By following these five tips and staying out of the traps so many people fall into.

Money is finite, spend less than you earn.

This seems overly simplistic, but people struggle with overspending. Start by creating a budget. Come on, a budget won’t kill you. Buy a budgeting system like Quicken, access free online sites like mint.com, or just write down all your monthly expenses and other bills you pay on and off. Then look at your income and spend less than you earn.

Save your money.

Be sure to set aside money regularly to create an emergency fund equal to three to six months’ worth of expenses. Then invest the balance in longer-term investments. You can’t create wealth if you don’t save.

Boring investments are fine.

Athletes are notorious for making bad investments. Private investments have a place, but public investments are much less likely to be involved in a fraudulent transaction or become worthless. Exxon will probably be around in 10 years; your uncle’s new sports bar, maybe not. Start by investing in diversified mutual funds or exchange-traded funds that buy stocks, bonds, and real estate investment trusts. Once your public portfolio grows to become a substantial part of your net worth, you can venture into riskier, less liquid investments such as private equity, energy, or real estate. Always understand your downside risk. Could you lose all your money and be responsible for other debts beyond your initial investment?

Choose your financial advisor carefully.

Good financial advisors can be a blessing and inept or unscrupulous ones a curse. Where will your advisor keep your assets? A custodian known as Fidelity or Schwab is essential. Never write a check directly to your advisor! Is your advisor accredited? Certified Financial Planner, Certified Private Wealth Advisor, and Chartered Financial Analyst are some of the more prominent designations. They have experience? Have you checked them on the SEC’s website www.sec.gov or FINRA’s website www.finra.org to look for criminal charges or disciplinary action? Have you talked to references who have worked with the counselor for many years?

Choose your spouse even more carefully.

The best way to cut your balance sheet in half is to get divorced. Choose your spouse or partner carefully. Unmarried: You may still have to divide assets if you have ever remained a married couple or lived together for a certain period of time.

Many of us struggle with the same bad financial habits as professional athletes. His tailspin is just more dramatic. Following these five basic tips will help you accumulate more money and have less stress in your life, creating a win-win situation in any game.

Stanley Bae, Michael Shockley and Mark McClanahan are managing directors of wealth management firm RGT. www.rgtnet.com

*statistical brain

Why and how your contractor should be insured

They say the devil is in the details. That is certainly the case when it comes to remodeling. An example is in the insurance area. It’s probably common knowledge that the contractor or contractors you hire to remodel your home must be insured, but what exactly does that mean?

Contractors carry 3 basic types of insurance: vehicle, liability, and workers’ compensation.

Everyone is familiar with the first type. Covers accidents to persons or things caused by or involving the insured’s vehicle(s). Your contractor should carry this type to protect you in case they injure you, someone else, or property with a vehicle they own, control, or use while at home doing the work you hired them to do.

The second type protects you in case you, someone else, or your property is damaged as a result of the contractor’s work. This would cover such things as a piece of furniture that the contractor breaks while he is working on his home. It would cover medical costs if your child steps on uneven debris that is left lying around the workplace. It would cover a neighbor who trips and falls on a wire or hose and is injured.

If there is an incident, the contractor may choose to pay the cost themselves rather than file a claim against your insurance and risk an increased premium. Regardless, the insurance must be sufficient and current to cover any reasonably possible accidents.

It’s also a good idea to be familiar with your homeowner’s policy regarding these types of incidents and you can always ask your agent if the certificate of insurance provided by the contractor is adequate for your protection.

The third type of insurance is worker’s compensation. This type of insurance is meant to cover any injuries sustained by someone who works in your home. This type is a bit more complicated.

In most states, business owners are not required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. If you are injured on the job, you and your homeowner’s insurance company could be sued.

If the contractor has a workers’ compensation policy, who does it cover? Is the owner covered if he is working on the job? What about the other workers who may or may not be your employees? The time to make sure you’re adequately protected is before the contract is signed and work begins. All of this only becomes important, of course, if there is an incident. However, you have nothing to gain, but everything to lose if something drastic happens and you are responsible.

It is always best to consult with an insurance and loss prevention expert in the area in which you live.

Sales copy formula for websites

Sales copy formula for websites
Would you believe that all the great websites that sell products or services follow a formula? They all use the tried and tested acronym AIDA. This stands for Attention, Interest, Desire and Action.

Grab people’s attention with a catchy headline or product title.

You will see. You have to prevent the reader from simply scanning the content on their tracks, with a main title with subtitles that attract the attention of curiosity.

Examples of headlines are:
Find out why…. Who else wants…. How…, etc. For sales copy, it’s a good idea to test your copy using different headlines and subheads. A subhead is a line of copy that has the following importance for your sales letter or advertisement. They expand on what the headline and xxxx are about. Subtitles have a smaller font size and different colored text.

You can have up to 5 captions and this is known as stacking the deck. Another thing that can be added is a previous title. This is a line of copy that goes over the headline in a smaller font size and different colored text. This copy is like an introduction to your bold statement headline. Example: Warning: Don’t Read This Unless You’re ……..

Greetings:
Implementing this in your sales copy can be very effective. If you can, use the person’s name. An alternative is to address the letter to Dear Friend: or Dear Fishing Fan: as an example.

Opening paragraph:
The first paragraph is an important element. This is where the transition takes place by linking the attention-grabbing headline to the body of the copy. Follow along with 3 more paragraphs describing the solutions you are offering.

Narration:
Another important item for your copy. These can be based on personal experiences related to the product, a celebrity who has used the product, or a customer who is known to be using the product. For the example of a customer using the product, this can be built around a case study. You can create an engaging problem-solving story from the customer’s successful experience using the product.

bullet points:
Hear that you will develop readers’ interests by describing what your service or product does. Take a list of all the benefits of your offer and create bullet points around them. Vignettes can come in other forms, such as feature vignettes, curiosity vignettes, self-interest vignettes, and giveaway vignettes.

Testimonials:
This is where other customers who have used your product and speak highly of it give a glowing recommendation. Testimonials can be in text or video form.

Create an irresistible offer:
This is where it gives bonuses, limited availability on value, and also offers deep discounts.

Guarantee:
Offer a compelling extended money-back guarantee with no questions asked and no hassles.

Call to action:
Now is the time to tell and explain to the potential buyer the procedure to follow to buy and receive your product/service.

The PS:
This is where you remind them of your irresistible offer, great guarantee by thanking them for making a wise decision. You can also put another call to action here.

Benefits of healthy eating for children

The growth and development of children is highly dependent on the food they receive and the benefits of healthy eating for children are outlined in this article to alert parents to the dangers of neglecting this aspect of child development. Balanced, nutritious meals are a must for all growing children because the benefits carry over into adulthood. Poor nutrition leads to obesity and a host of medical and psychological problems for the child.

For those of us who don’t know, there is a good pyramid guide, which can help us better understand the different food groups. All our food is divided into cereals, vegetables, fruits, dairy products and meats, beans, poultry, fish and nuts. Your child receives a balanced diet when all food groups are covered. There are some groups where the intake should be less than the others, such as oils and meats.

The benefits of healthy eating for children will not be felt if you blindly follow the food groups. For example, an apple in its natural state will do more for your child’s well-being and overall good health than an apple pie with sugar.

For children to develop healthy eating habits, parents will need to lead by example. It is always advisable to start a child in feeding from a very young age because this becomes a habit. You should never put a child on a restrictive diet without the approval and supervision of a pediatrician. Overweight kids go through a lot of trauma as a result of their size, and all of this can be avoided if parents take it upon themselves to make sure kids eat the right kinds of healthy, nutritious foods they need.

Here are some ideas on how to reap the benefits of healthy eating for children:

o You can guide your family’s choices by shopping wisely; never dictate that it won’t go down well. Make sure your home has plenty of healthy foods like fruits and vegetables, yogurts, and sauces that you can turn into healthy meals and snacks for the family. Don’t stock up on chips and other junk food, no matter how attractive the packaging and how easy the purchase, just fill the cart with a bunch of pre-packaged kid-friendly foods.

o Make mealtimes a family affair with lots of light-hearted conversation and brainstorming. This will help children eat more slowly. Gobbling down food will not help a child tell the difference between a full and an overly full stomach. When there’s fun and laughter at the table, you’ll find your kids wanting to sit still and eat their food at a slow pace.

o Take your children with you when you shop and prepare meals as much as possible. Take the time to learn about their preferences and take advantage of opportunities to teach them about the importance of nutrition and the benefits of healthy eating for children.

o It’s no secret that kids enjoy snacking between meals, and lots of low-fat milk and fruit should be healthy alternatives. Try to avoid overeating at all costs. Always remember that what you don’t have at home can’t be eaten by your children, so throw away junk food!

Exercise and being active go hand in hand with good nutrition, so use this article to better understand the benefits of healthy eating for children.

Esbats and Sabbats – The Holy Days of Witchcraft

Each religion has its own days of power, reverence and celebration. Wicca is no different in this regard. The holidays that Wiccans celebrate are known as Sabbats, or the Eight Holy Days. They occur approximately every six weeks and denote the changing of the seasons. The sun, as a representation of the God, is revered on the Sabbath, and the ceremony of a particular holiday is often held at noon. The other type of holy day that is more familiar to most people is Esbat. Esbat is a monthly event that usually coincides with the full moon. It is the night when witches gather to perform ritual and magical work for the coming month.

This article will detail all of these holy days and hopefully shed some light on what witches do throughout the year to honor their Deities.

The esbat
As said before, the Esbat is a ceremony that coincides with the cycles of the moon. Generally, the day on which it is performed is with a full moon, although it is not necessary. The full moon is significant because witches firmly believe that the power of magical workings waxes and wanes with the phases of the moon. When the moon is first quarter or full, it is good to perform rites that draw things to you or increase positive influences in general. When the moon is waning, or waning, it is good for banishing influences that are no longer wanted, or getting rid of negativity. However, when the moon is full, magical workings are at their height, and it is good for almost any rite a witch wishes to perform. The new moon, or dark moon, occurs when the moon is not visible at all. During this time, the rites that are performed are rites of extreme protection or negative magic.

Whichever day esbat is held, it is held in the afternoon or evening. The reason behind this is that these rites are meant to work with the Goddess, represented by the moon.

The actual process of conducting the esbat can be summed up very concisely. The witch or coven will gather in a designated ritual space. There, they will draw a circle and perform rites that will raise their magical and psychic power, and then direct that power towards the desired goal. Since there are so many variables as to what a witch or group of witches may wish to direct their energy at, it is difficult to offer an example of what these rites may entail.

However, one of the things that is a common theme among esbats is that it is a time to connect and communicate with the Deity. This is often done by reciting The Wiccan Rede and The Charge of the Goddess while standing in a circle. Later, time can be devoted to meditation or divination with tarot cards, runes or other means. This is followed by a communion of cakes and wine, where the assembled witches will hold their reunion and catch up on the previous month and make plans for the next. The ritual circle is then opened, leftover cakes and wine are offered to Nature, and the witches will go their separate ways.

The Eight Major Holy Days
There are eight major holidays that Wiccans celebrate:
Samhain (pronounced sierra-wine Prayed plant)
– Christmas
– Candlemas
– Ostara
– Beltane
– midsummer
-Calls
– and mabon

Each of the Holy Days represents a different change of seasons and a different phase of life. The common representation of these phases is the God, although many practitioners also incorporate an aspect of the Goddess in some way. They are primarily sun festivals, and unlike esbats, the rituals are often performed when the sun is at its highest point in the sky.

Sabbats are usually large gatherings where entire families come together and celebrate with food and drink in addition to religious rites.

samhain
Samhain is probably the most recognizable of all the Wiccan Sabbats. It falls on October 31 and signifies the end of a cycle of the year. While many see it as the start of the next annual cycle, that doesn’t happen until Yule in December.

The main symbolism behind this holiday is death and honoring loved ones who have passed away. It is commonly thought that on this night, the veil between the worlds is thinner and witches take this opportunity to communicate with family and friends who have passed away.

Samhain is also the last harvest festival of the year and the last chance for the coven and their families to come together to share their resources before digging in for winter. The period of time between Samhain and Yule is spent contemplating plans for the coming year and remembering the year that has passed.

Christmas
Yule is generally thought to coincide with the Christian holiday of Christmas. This is not exactly so. Yule actually falls on the day of the winter solstice, which usually falls around December 21.

The meaning of this festival is that of rebirth. This is the day when the days begin to lengthen and the sun is returning. The general depiction of this is Holly King, a Dark God, passing through and being replaced by the Oak King, or Sun God. Although the Saturday that signifies the beginning of the year can vary from one tradition to another, this is the most popular to signify the beginning of the year.

All sabbats represent a phase of life, and Yule falls into the category of fertility. This is a time of conception, where the beginnings of life begin to move. When covens and families gather on this holiday, plans begin to be made for the coming year, as well as preparations for the coming spring.

Candlemas
La Candelaria is also known by the name of Imbolc. It is well and truly the first fertility festival of spring. The specific date on which this day falls varies from one tradition to another, but it can be between January 31 and February 2. Right now, we are beginning to see the first signs of spring and the renewal of life.

Candlemas festivities focus on cleaning out the old and making way for the new. The Maiden aspect of the Goddess is honored at this time, as are any Gods and Goddesses that relate to love and fertility. This holiday is considered an especially auspicious time for a new marriage or relationship.

One of the traditional symbols of Candelaria is the plow. They are often decorated and incorporated into the festivities. Another tradition for the holiday is to create a broom, a simple broom made of twigs or straw, and use it to ritually clean the house. It is then placed near the front, symbolizing sweeping away the old and welcoming in the new.

Ostara
Also called Eostar, this Great Holy Day falls on or near the spring equinox, March 21. This is the second of the three fertility festivals. Spring is coming in full force right now, and planting of the year’s crops is well underway. The new shoots of spring can be seen everywhere, and the gods are asked for luck with the crops and the home.

Two of the traditional symbols of this festivity are the egg and the rabbit. The egg is an emblem of new life and new growth, and is incorporated into many rituals and festivities at this time. The rabbit, known for its prolific mating habits, is also a symbol of growth and abundance. Both also symbolize change. The Christian faith has fully adopted these two symbols in its celebrations that occur almost at the same time.

Beltane
Also known as the First of May, this Holy Day falls on the first of May. It’s the last of the year’s fertility festivals, and with it comes unabashed sexuality for many traditions. The Polo de Mayo is a symbol of this festivity that is found in many traditions. It is a tall pole placed in the ground, which symbolizes the union of the Sun God with the Earth. It is decorated with long ribbons and fresh flowers and of course the maidens traditionally dance around the pole.

One of the traditional May Day activities for this holiday is to secretly leave baskets of flowers and treats on neighbors’ doors.

In general, this is a holiday that celebrates and revels in the return of the sun.

Midsummer
This Holy Day celebrates the God, represented by the sun in all its splendor. It is celebrated on the summer solstice, when the longest day of the year takes place. The summer solstice is neither a fertility festival nor a harvest festival. In this way, it is similar to Yule. On this day, rites often focus on the protection of home and family for the coming year, divination rites, and celebration of the abundance of the Oak King in his prime.

For those who work with the energy of the fairies in their rites, the summer solstice is an ideal time to commune with them. It is a common tradition for witches to go out at twilight and search for fairy people in stands of oak, ash, and hawthorn.

Calls
Another name for this holiday is Lughnassadh. It occurs on August 1 and is the first of three harvest sabbats celebrated by witches. Attention now turns to harvesting the crops and gardens, and preparations for the coming winter begin. The days begin to get shorter, and the Sun God begins to lose the strength of him as the days get shorter.

Since this is the time of year when we begin to reap the bounties of the harvest, it is often a holiday accompanied by festivities and celebrations. Decorations and dolls are often made from dried corn cobs and are used in rituals and for home decoration.

mabon
Mabon is the main harvest festival, counterpoint to Ostara, and occurs on the autumnal equinox. On this day, witches pay homage to the receding daylight and prepare for the coming winter. This holiday symbolizes God in old age and preparing for his imminent death and rebirth.

Although this holiday is a bit more somber than the rest, it is also one where Wiccans are sure to give thanks for what they have received over the past year. It is a popular time of year for witches and heathens to give back to their communities and generally share in their bountiful harvests.