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Power of Words: The Story of Spiritual Form of Logging in the Solomon Islands

The people of Solomon islands practice curse magic which involved cursing and yelling at the tree in order to bring it down

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A village in Solomon Islands. Wikimedia
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  • Solomon Islands is a group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean
  • Culturally, the story of Solomon’s curse practice is both powerful and positive
  • While there is no validity of truth, the mythological moral of the story is important for a healthy life

June 24, 2017: There is an impactful story that exists in the Soloman Islands, a group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean. In a village, some people use a spiritual form of logging.

The story goes that the villagers in order to bring down a tree that is otherwise too thick to cut down, practice a form of curse magic. The trees that are too big to be chopped down are cursed and yelled at powerfully. This practice continues for thirty days after which the tree surrenders and dies. The villagers believe it has worked for them every time.

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While there is no scientific validity to this story, it is, however, a remarkably thoughtful narration. It magically portrays the power of words, thought, and what some might consider aura and energy of the individual. This process of ‘yelling and felling’ is dangerously true in real life.

Buddha’s ‘You are what you think’ is the essence of the story of Solomon Islands. When the villagers curse, their whole intent to break the tree’s spirit is so strong that they successfully commit the murder. Psychologically, over the 30 days what the villagers keep repeating becomes their strong belief.

The story of Solomon Islands was first mentioned in Bruce H. Lipton’s ‘The Biology of Life’.

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Remove negativity and welcome positivity to your home with these simple Vastu tips

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Vastu tips for home. Pixabay

New Delhi, September 9, 2017: Comfort, warmth, beauty what could possibly be holier than home? Your home plays a role in your life, bigger than you think. It affects you in ways, and to an extent, you might have a hard time believing. Do we then not owe our homes, a favor of letting it keep its holiness intact? Of course we do, but the good news is, we do not need to work our heads off to give this little present to our homes, in fact, a little effort and a little knowledge is all it takes. And the best part about the deal is, in the process of helping your home, you help yourself, majorly.

Here are the few steps one can take, according to Vastu Shastra, to gift to their homes and ultimately themselves, positivity, serenity, and ‘good vibes only!’.

Vastu Tips For Home To Bring Positive Energy:

  • Mirrors in bedroom: If you have mirrors in the bedroom of your house, it’s high time you switch its place. If you have a wardrobe mirror or a dressing table, that you can probably not shift, make sure you cover it with a curtain or some other cloth while sleeping. Also, keep it at a maximum distance from the bed. Vastu says, It leads to bad health and dissonance in the family.
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Mirror should not be there in the bedroom:Vastu tips. Pixabay

Vastu tips for home

Lemon to the rescue: Lemon keeps evil away, therefore one must keep it in a glass of water and place the glass in one of the main areas of the home. Make sure the water is changed every week.

Vastu tips suggest lemon in water
Lemon in water: Vastu tips. Pixabay

Vastu tips for home

  • Lighten the rooms with lamps and Diyas: Darkness is widely believed to symbolize negativity. To shoo this negativity away, one must light lamps, diyas and incense everyday at home, in the morning and the evening.
lamps and diyas: Vastu tips
Lighten the room with lamps and diyas: Vastu tips. Pixabay

Vastu tips for home

  • Position of the kitchen: The kitchen, according to Vastu, must be placed in the south-east corner of the house. However, if it is impossible to place the kitchen in this direction, north-west corner is the second best option one can go for.
Vastu tips about position of kitchen
Position of the kitchen:Vastu tips. Pixabay

Vastu tips for home

  • Remove all medicines from the kitchen: Kitchen is the last place you should keep your medicines, in fact, not even that. You can remove the negativity from your kitchen simply by removing these medicines. The logic behind is that the kitchen represents health and happiness, medicines, on the other hand, represent the contrary.
Vastu suggests no medicine should be there in kitchen
Medicine in kitchen: Vastu tips. Pixabay

Vastu tips for home

  • Say YES! to meditation: if you really wish to clean your surroundings, start by cleaning your mind. Say hello to positive thoughts to befriend positive vibes. Wondering how you can shake hands with positive thoughts, and what would the experience be like? meditation awaits you!
Meditation is good, Vastu tips
Meditation: Vastu tips. Pixabay

Vastu tips for home

  • Swastik: The holy symbol of Swastik is auspicious to use in the house. The symbol of Swastik depicts wealth and prosperity. Drawing symbols of Swastik and OM at the entry of your house, prevents the evil from stepping in.
Vastu tips related to Swastik
Swastik: Vastu tips. Wikimedia

Vastu tips for home

  • Welcome Wind Chimes in your house: The music that the tinkling of these bells produce, breaks patterns of the negative energy, letting positive energy to pervade instead.
Vastu tips suggest welcome wind chimes
Wind chimes: Vastu tips. Pixabay

Vastu tips for home

  • Salt absorbs Negative energy: A healer that it is often called, it does its job well. When negativity breathes into life, it works as a superhero by resisting the negative force, making positivity win the battle.

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Salt absorbs negative energy: Vastu tips
Salt: Vastu tips. Pixabay

Vastu tips for home

  • Holy water: You can keep the holy water, Ganga jal, in the dark, rarely used corners of your house, in order to keep the positivity flowing in. Mere presence of the holy water, according to Vastu, works wonders.
Holy water or Ganga jail: Vastu tips
Holy water: Vastu tips. Pixabay

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-prepared by Samiksha Goel of NewsGram. Twitter @goel_samiksha