posted August 04, 2008 03:01 PM
The following appeared on my regular horoscope column, PILIPINAS BLITZ FOREVER, in the MANILA MAIL weekly newspaper,in the April 30-May 6, 2008 issue.
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PILIPINAS BLITZ FOREVER
ARTICLE NUMBER 16
April 23, 2008 (FOR THE WEEK OF April 30- May 6, 2008)
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Yes, Virginia, there is such a thing as a soul mate!
MABUHAY, NAMASTE, AND BLESSED BE, DEAR LOYAL READERS OF THIS COLUMN, MY FRIENDS AND KINDRED SOULS!
I am going to veer off from the beaten path this issue and discuss the abovementioned topic, i.e. SOUL MATES.
The long and short of it is: Yes, dear readers, I have found mine. No, it’s not the Greek guy I was greeting at the end of my earlier PILIPINAS BLITZ FOREVER issues (we have since broken up). My true soul mate’s name is DAVID QUINCY MADE, a 45-year old financial consultant from the UK. He has the Sun in Capricorn, the Moon in Pisces (like me), with Libra rising. We started off as good friends and Internet chatmates early this year, and then took it to the next level on Earth Day, April 22, 2008. In short, I have found my soul mate, and I am nothing short of joyous, ecstatic, and blissful!
And you can find your soul mate, too! Here’s how, courtesy of an email I received from Ms. Chit Balmaceda way back in June 8, 2003:
1. Belief, Desire, and Expectancy
First, you must believe that each one of us really has a perfect partner out there. Then, you must strongly desire to meet your soul mate. Having belief in the soul mate and the strong desire to meet him/her, you must then expect that he/she will appear.
Form an image down to the very last detail or visualize the emotional, behavioral, mental, and spiritual characteristics you want.
Remember the rule: Whatever you can conceive, you can achieve!
3. Prayer or Invocation for a Soul Mate
Here’s the short version: “Lord, send me that one whom I can love and help and who can love and help me.”
Here’s the longer version: “Lord, guide me that I may find that one whom I can be of most service as he/she seeks to find his/her path back to Thee, and the one who can help me do the same.”
Be serious and sincere as you are praying either of the above. This is not a game.
To make the prayer/invocation really work:
a. Mentally affirm or program for your soul mate daily at the same time. Decide on a specific time of day within which you will do the invocation and visualization. This is to make your subconscious mind get used to it.
b. Use the same prayer or invocation every time. Do not keep changing it because this will only make your subconscious mind confused and scattered.
c. Reduce your invocation or prayer to the barest simplicity in written form for easy memory. You should be mentally able to repeat the prayer any time you want to.
d. Tell your subconscious mind at the most relaxed or meditative level what you want. Describe the soul mate you desire.
e. State when you want to see him/her or when you want him/her to appear. This is important so that you don’t keep on invoking till you drop dead LOL! Give the Universe a reasonable time within which to materialize your partner. Don’t give a deadline that’s too short, like tomorrow morning, nor too long, like 5 years from now.
Be sure you are prepared to recognize him/her when she appears.
Programming for a soul mate can hasten your meeting with your soul mate. Although programming cannot guarantee it, something interesting will happen to your life as a result of this mental effort. TRY IT!
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Now the PRACTICUM, folks. Here’s a VERBATIM transcription of a journal entry I wrote last November 25, 2007 at 3:39 am during my regular meditation hour:
MY SOUL MATE IS: (QUALITY/TRAIT/DESCRIPTION)
He has a college degree or better. He is well-read and has street smarts.
He has a good sense of humor and doesn’t take himself too seriously.
3. physically strong
He can protect me from harm and is not afraid to fight if it comes to that.
4. financially responsible
He is generous. He is not a tightwad but is not a big spender either, just a nice balance between two extremes. He knows the value of money and good investments.
5. wise, understanding, and deep
He is introspective. He questions life but is not cynical. He enjoys thinking.
6. demonstratively affectionate
He is not afraid to be vulnerable and to show emotion.
7. flexible and open-minded
He is not bound by traditional gender roles and so he is the type who cheerfully helps around the house.
8. a positive thinker/optimist
He can see ME and that’s all he needs to see (optimist --- optic, hehehe). He is a joy to be around with!
9. a handyman around the house
He is definitely not a klutz and in fact very capable of simple repairs around the house.
10. good-looking, charming, and sexy!
My soul mate looks like an archangel from heaven in his white good looks!
So there you go! My soul mate is all that and I thank You, God, for allowing me
to meet him face-to-face.
“Serene, I fold my hands and wait
Nor care for wind nor tide nor sea
I care no more against time and fate
For lo! My own shall come to me.”
----Oliver Wendell Holmes
My own shall come to me. Thank you.
Faith is the substance of things hoped for,
and the evidence of things not yet seen. Amen.
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And I am here today, standing before you, dear readers, testifying before you, that I found all those qualities in DAVID Q. MADE. I wrote in my journal on November 25, 2007, followed the email from Ms. Chit Balmaceda about how to find one’s soul mate and all that jazz about prayer, invocation, visualization, etc., and then I found DAVID, officially speaking, on Earth Day, when it was revealed to me, as I was meditating at 3 am as usual, that he is already the soul mate I’ve been searching for. (Remember, he and I have been Internet chatmates and friends since around February this year.)
So, dear readers, kindred spirits, friends --- for those of you out there who are still yearning for your own soul mate, come now, DO NOT DESPAIR, for help is at hand! I encourage you to consider the steps as outlined above, or else forge your own path towards the fulfillment of your fiercest and most fervent desire: that of finding your SOUL MATE. Again, I REPEAT, DO NOT DESPAIR.
You shall find the one that is meant for you yet. LOVE IS THE MANIFEST DESTINY FOR ALL OF US.
BELIEVE. HAVE FAITH.
AND SO IT IS.
The Pan Within is also the God and Goddess within.