Some of the perils of looking outside of yourself for answers are illustrated in a story sent by a client who avoided getting ripped-off. Instead, she used discernment, listened to her Higher Self, and held on to her power and hard earned wages.

An advertisement from an ashram in India attracted this client, who is very spiritual. It offered a free metaphysical financial analysis. She sent off her information and a month later received a fear-laden response.

She was told in astrological terms that her Sun was "afflicted" and she would "have problem saving money." She was also told that she could become a liar, "You may not keep your word."

The dire predictions continued, "Mars is afflicted by Mercury, and hence, stability may not be there in your profession. Hidden enemies will be working against you in your career. At the same time, Mars will also give you courage and brilliance to tackle your problems."

The affliction of her Sun and Moon was apparently blocking great wealth from reaching her, although she was also advised that "Venus is well placed. You will get a sudden status in your life. You will acquire costly vehicles and lead a luxurious life."

The ashram people then offered remedies for the badly afflicted planets. For the affliction of the Sun, she needed to perform rituals and offer prayers at a temple in India, and that would give "more comfort, stability, and satisfaction in your professional life."

For relief from the affliction of Mars by Mercury she needed to go to a different temple in India and perform rituals and offer prayers that would relieve "tension and also decrease your debts, litigations, and health problems."

Continuing, they advised, "To increase your luck and fortune, you should wear Pearl embedded in the open setting in a gold ring, on your left-hand ring finger."

Then they advised her that over the next year (2002) she would have "problems in your personal life. Your financial inflow will be minimized." Chanting a mantra, which was enclosed in the e-mail, 108 times a day for the year 2002 would, "handle this problem."

In the following paragraph, this dire prediction was extended until the end of 2003. During this period, she was told she would lose her job, "and more financial problems could be seen for you. Your health will deteriorate." She was giving a different mantra to chant 108 times a day for the next two years.

This young woman must have initially wondered what was the point of all the chanting and temple rituals, for the long term prospect for her did not look too good. The ashram further advised that, "Between June 8, 2011 and April 14, 2014, your health problems and medical problems will increase steeply." Therefore, they added another mantra and suggested she add this to her chanting schedule until 2014.

Therefore, even if she had decided to start chanting the mantras, they would not be sufficient. What about the temple work she needed to do in India? Saving for an airline ticket to India and back would take time. Then she would need money to live in India during the months (perhaps years) she ping-ponged back and forth between the two temples trying to appease the gods in charge of the Sun, Mars, and Mercury. They wrote that if she could not afford to go to India to perform the endless pilgrimage she could hire a substitute. For the cost of $420 a year, the ashram offered to send "surrogates" to do the rituals and offer prayers at the temples in her name. This arrangement, apparently, would need to extend to April 2014.

The ashram also offered to make and "energize" for her "a gold, pearl, and personal" ring for an unspecified sum. This could perhaps have been a bargain, for if she ordered the ring, my client would also receive "sacred powder" every month that was to be applied to her third eye before meditation. Meditation? They used the word only once, but I suspect my client was wondering how long she would now have to spend in meditation everyday.

The ashram's offer to "energize" her "personal" ring could be a problem. We believe we need to be aware that is very easy to imprint metal or crystals with a program. These imprinted items are called talismans and are usually created for benevolent purposes.

If you feel you have an object that has been imprinted, you can use your intention to clear it if you choose. Clearing items is explained in Chapter 21 of 'The Way It Works'.

Caution is also advised in the application of any "sacred powder" The information about jewels also applies to anything you might rub onto your skin, especially onto your third eye.

Perhaps all this work would increase her income or that some day she would "acquire some costly vehicles and lead a luxurious life." Whatever the truth, when we read their last suggestions for her, we were sure they were not only trying to scare her into sending off international money orders until 2014, but also wanted to steal her power and energy.

The message from the ashram concluded, "In order to alleviate all challenges and attain the highest achievement and fulfillment," my client was advised to chant a mantra containing the guru's name 108 times a day. By following this procedure, the young woman would directly allow the guru to tap into her energy on a daily basis.

If you decide to chant using the name of a spiritual being, always say your name first. This way, you will add the wisdom of the spiritual being to your awareness without their energy superceding yours.

We were very proud of our client when reading her letter of response to the ashram. It reads, in part:

Dear India Ashram,

I have been doing an "analysis" of the financial analysis you sent me . . . and to be quite honest with you, it has left me feeling very dismayed and distraught. When I first read about this "free" analysis, I was very excited. I looked forward with great anticipation to receiving it. However, after reading it, my initial reaction was one of shock. I must learn to pay attention and trust that first reaction since that is the voice of my Higher Self telling me to put a red flag up.

The entire analysis is completely fear based . . . THAT DID NOT CREATE POSITIVE THINKING BUT WAS AN ATTEMPT AT POISONING MY MIND. I am completely protected by the Light and absolutely NONE of those horrible afflictions will occur because I stand strong in my own GOD Presence. I AM THAT I AM. . . . Why you have chosen to work with the dark forces adding fuel to try to create fear is beyond my comprehension.

As you are well aware, whatever one thinks, one creates. My belief system is . . . I am forever youthful! I am healthy! I am wealthy! I am successful! I am loved! I AM! I have never had a single ailment. I have never spent a single day in a hospital. GOD takes care of all my needs. If I experience the illusion of chaos in my life, I must say "Thank You!" because that only shows me areas of my life that are not in The Divine Flow, where lessons need to be learned, and to clear that fear and transmute it into Light and Love.

We are past the old paradigm of looking for a guru to follow. The time has arrived for each one of us to look within and discover the Savior that we seek is Our Self. No one else can do it for us. I do not need to "pay" someone to do my praying for me in a temple in India. I live in The United Sates!!! I Am ONE with ALL THAT IS . . . my prayers are heard regardless of where I am. Since I Am One With GOD, I am everywhere!!! All I have to do is close my eyes and I am there.

It bothers me immensely to think how many innocent people are going to believe that they "MUST" pay monthly for salvation. That if they are unable to fund their prayers and temple rituals they may fall prey to illness and suffer a financial crisis. Do you know how ridiculous that sounds?!!! What kind of karma is the India Ashram creating? Think about it. I see financial freedom for those responsible for writing the financial analysis. However, financial freedom is mine through my strong belief in GOD, based on faith not fear.

I must, however, thank you with sincere gratitude. The truth shall set you free!! I am real-eye-zing and recognizing that I AM THAT I AM. I now see my master within. The lesson has been learned. Thank you!"

We could not have said it better.

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