Wanting & Desires – Is ‘Creating Your Reality’ Bringing You Inner Peace?

  Many modern teachers tell us to focus on what we want; to focus on our desires, but what if it is not the object of desire that we want, but the relief from the agitation inside brought on by the wanting. Is this not what we truly desire? Living an unconventional life right now, where I have few material possessions, the desire and the wanting for more than I…

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Can You Be A Nobody? Instead Of Trying To Be Somebody

  How does this make you feel? Deflated? Sad? Empowered? Now what if I said:  “You Are A Very Special Somebody.”   How does this make you feel? Better, happier?  Well like most of us, you’re probably suffering from somebody-itis. This is the need to be a special somebody. You may think, ‘Isn’t that what life is all about? Striving to have some sort of impact on the world, add…

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No Fast Way To Self-Love : Self Acceptance Is The Beginning

The idea of self-love didn’t even cross my mind until 14 years ago. Before that time I assumed you get what you want in life, (money, job, partner, friends etc.) and that is happiness. Self-love was a foreign concept to me. While in Australia my world opened wide to a more feeling way to live in the world, and instead of my life revolving around outer change it became more…

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Hiding Our Talents & Self Sabotage

How many of us hold ourselves back or belittle our talents to make others feel better? Or we think that if we act smaller than we truly are, they would feel better? The well known quote: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us…”     by Marianne…

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Spiritual Seeker? Be A Critical Thinker

In the beginning of a spiritual journey it is very easy to take spiritual messages and teachings at face value. I remember in the first five years of my spiritual path I was like a sponge, keen to absorb everything and anything. I loved the metaphysical and new age, and I met a lot of people with the same interests. However, I lost my critical thinker. I guess I wanted…

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Letting The Blues Be – Riding The Tide Of Sadness

Sometimes we feel blue. Sometimes we just cannot contain sadness.   The emotions overwhelm and spill over, filling the eyes, the heart may feel heavy, and the body filled with sighs.   Sometimes we feel blue and there is nothing we can do.   We can take stimulants, drink coffee, exercise, distract, and then we have a moment of silence, of quiet and the blues return again.   So sometimes,…

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CHANGE – And Why It Seems All Hell Is Breaking Loose!

So, it’s the New Year. You have things you want to change, new experiences you want to have, old experiences you want to let go of. They may be health-related, relationship changes, financial changes, career changes – any kind of change. New Year’s Eve came. You felt excited, invigorated, full of potential; you smelled the scent of new in the air. Full of vigour, you marched forward into 2013. Expecting…

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Practising An Attitude Of GRATITUDE When You Do Not Want To

  I made a promise to myself in 2013 to practise an attitude of gratitude daily. Admittedly, 2013 has not started the way I imagined it would, and gratitude has been far from my mind. With physical curve balls, emotional curve balls and fear curve balls all showing up at the same time my ego said ‘Gratitude?! YEAH RIGHT!’. 1. Today, Mike took me for a walk (wide grin – I sound…

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Our Human Need To Help

Where does our need to help come from as humans? Do we help when we see someone hurting or in trouble? What is help?   When does help become unwanted or intrusive?   Sometimes my own help comes from a heart-centred place, a place where I feel someone is hurting and calling out for help on some level. Often though I tried to help when the person had not asked for help. I…

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Emptiness – The Path Of The Heart

   It it seems the path of the heart is what we all genuinely desire, deep down within us. Home, Source, God, Creator – whatever we name or label the energy that creates all things has always resided within us. Yet most of us have been so easily distracted by the trappings of the ego, the mind and the desire of the surface self, that we’ve missed out on the…

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