Magnetic

: possessing an extraordinary power or ability to attract and hold interest
: of or relating to the property of attracting certain metals : the attracting property of a magnet

Source: www.merriam-webster.com

Etymology

Magnetic (adj.): 1610s, literal; 1630s, figurative, from Modern Latin magneticus, from Latin magnes.

Magnet (n.): mid-15th century (earlier magnes, late 14c.), from Old French magnetemagnetite, magnet, lodestone,” and directly from Latin magnetumlodestone,” from Greek ho Magnes lithosthe Magnesian stone,” from Magnesia, region in Thessaly where magnetized ore was obtained. Figurative use from 1650s.  It has spread from Latin to most Western European languages, but it was superseded in French by aimant.

Source: www.etymonline.com

Wisdom

“Conscience is our magnetic compass; reason our chart.”

Joseph Cook ( 1860-1947, sixth Prime Minister of Australia in 1913, and the first prime minister to lead a Liberal party government)

Bio Source:

www.nma.gov.au/primeministers/joseph_cook

“Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand.”

Karl A. Menninger (1893-1990, one of the foremost practitioners and advocates of psychiatry in the United States; helped established the Menninger Clinic and Foundation in Topeka, Kansas; crusader for neglected and abused children, prisoners, American Indians and wildlife.)

Bio Source:

www.nytimes.com/1990/07/19/obituaries/karl-menninger-96-dies-leader-in-us-psychiatry.html?pagewanted=all

“Faith is not a notion, but a real strong essential hunger, an attracting or magnetic desire of Christ, which as it proceeds from a seed of the divine nature in us, so it attracts and unites with its like.”

William Law (1686-1761, Church of England priest, theological writer, and mystic)

Bio Source:

www.ccel.org/ccel/law

“A magnetic personality doesn’t necessarily indicate a good heart.”

Laura Linney (b. 1964, American actress, who was born into a theatre family; her father was the prominent playwright Romulus Linney; career as a strong performer landed her in many roles from stage, film, and television.)

Bio Source:

www.imdb.com/name/nm0001473/

“Might and wrong combined, like iron magnetized, are endowed with irresistible attraction.”

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1964, American novelist, short-story writer, and a master of the allegorical and symbolic tale; best known for writing The Scarlett Letter and The House of the Seven Gables)

Bio Source:

www.britannica.com/biography/Nathaniel-Hawthorne

“One can still say that quantum mechanics is the key to understanding magnetism. When one enters the first room with this key there are unexpected rooms beyond, but it is always the master key that unlocks each door.”

John H. Van Vleck (1899-1980, American physicist and mathematician, co-awarded the 1977 Nobel Prize in Physics for his contributions to the understanding of the behavior of electrons in magnetic solids.)

Bio Source:

www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1977/vleck-bio.html

“I visited a scientist who had a helmet with magnetic fields controlled by computer sequences that could profoundly affect your mood and your perceptions.”

Douglas Trumbull (b. 1942, American film director, special effects supervisor, and inventor, one of the Special Photographic Effects supervisors for 2001: A Space Odyssey.)

Bio Source:

www.imdb.com/name/nm0874320/

Meditation

“A magnetic personality doesn’t necessarily indicate a good heart.”

— Laura Linney

We all have come across those charismatic personalities who pull us in, but sooner or later we find that their intentions were not always pure.

These are those individuals who have the ability to attract people by influencing and enlarging their power and feeding off the ambitions of others.  Their power base is mostly built on trickery and bait-and switch tactics.

Richard Rohr wrote, “Evil depends upon disguise and tries to look like virtue to survive.”

Part of our awakening process is to be aware and courageous in seeing behind people’s masks and in discerning a person’s true heart and intentions.  But, we cannot do so unless we know the essential parts of ourselves: our truths, values, and belief systems.

This is why life’s experiences are so important.  As a teacher, self-mastery helps us to navigate and to understand our natural-born gifts and psychic abilities.   Life experience also provides the skills to build an archive of healthful modalities to thrive and protect ourselves, who to let in and what to bar from entrance.

Stay awake, aware, and empowered, my friends, through Life’s glorious adventures.

Miraculously Yours, Tonya

 

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