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YOUR NEXT STEP by Nichola Burton


FINDING JOY by Nicole Cody BELIEFS AND SPIRIT by David Lane WE DO NOT DIE by Joy Brisbane


WHY ARE YOU HERE? by Andrew Cohen








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MOON CALENDAR by Mari Garcia

EYE ON THE SKY OCT-DEC 2011 by Claire Hennekam






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FROM THE EDITORS The natural world around us thrills to the touch of the Divine. In quiet surrendered stillness, great love and great peace flows through every branch, flower, every blade of grass and leaf. Spend a moment with a tree ... or a flower or even a leaf, and feel the pure pulse of God’s Presence. An everflowing rush of joyousness coursing through the veins of all creation. This very same Thrill flows through you. It’s the Love of Being ... God’s Love of Being, manifesting through all and everything. As I sit outside, taking in my surroundings, every sound ... the bird twittering, the dog barking, the wind blowing through the bamboo ... all of it thrills my senses awake as I allow This to be my felt reality. As I breathe in, I feel a sweet, gentle caress that brings with it a deeper sense of connection with this Presence. Letting go with each breath, the vast expanse begins to penetrate ... and take over. Thought subsides ... hearing happens ... feeling enjoys ... soft, almost imper ceptible, long-for gotten aromas dance around me and waft through me ... my eyes soften and simply see, feeling every form. I am This ... all of This ... and at the same time a vehicle for This. Both the receiver and that which is being received in each moment. And the more I allow for This to be, the more It is. By letting go of the thoughts about things, the obvious “Eternally Here” of God’s Presence immediately reveals Itself ... no effort, simply allowing, allowing this body to simply be a conduit of perception by just being with what is, as it is. There’s a sweet contentedness here that can’t be matched, an expectationless beingness that simply sits in the pulse of the Joy ... that is the very Joy Itself. “I” quietly takes a back seat as This ... All of This moves to the fore ... “I” is not

in any way more important, simply part of what is. A sweet encounter with This daily, does much to release us from the constraints of the “me” thoughts we take so very seriously. If you’re looking for a way to free yourself from your “me-ness”, there’s no easier approach than this ... this full surrender to God’s sweet embrace. As It’s the only constant, we may as well avail ourselves to This now ... delaying the inevitable leap into the sweet embrace only perpetuates the suffering. Simply open up to the natural Thrill of the Touch of the Divine ... It’s happening right now, right here. This is the Greatest Show on Ear th and it’s here just for you. With Love, Leo Drioli and Enza Vita.

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Why Are You Here? Nurturing Spirituality in Children ○

We all want our children to excel. The way we measure their progress is to see how well they are doing in the material world. But sooner or later, each child will begin to search for something, wanting to create “meaning” in his or her life. It goes hand in hand with wanting to know our place in life and what life is all about. It is part of our pursuit of happiness. In the following interview, Eckhart Tolle, author of The Power of Now, Stillness Speaks and A New Earth, discusses this very important topic. perience, sensory experience. Don’t let them lose touch with nature. So many children these days are so involved in technological games, they don’t experience nature anymore. It’s something totally alien to them. That’s a very harmful thing. It’s a great deprivation, to be deprived of the immediate experience of the natural world, which puts you in touch with deeper levels of your own being. To have an animal at home is a great help. If children relate to the dog, it’s a non-conceptual relationship. You can touch the dog, look after the dog. Getting out into nature periodically, without the gadgets that [kids] usually have. [Watching] television is a state of semi-comotose hypnosis. It may not be easy because everybody else is doing that kind of thing. It’s not that you have to eliminate that kind of activity completely, but discourage them from spending 100% of their free time with those things. Take them into nature, without the gadgets. Encourage them to direct sensory experience – to touch, to feel, to look at things. Encourage them to not confuse conceptual labeling with true knowledge or experience. When [kids] are learning language, encourage them not to equate concepts with reality. When you teach them what something is, encourage them to touch it, to see it, to feel it, not just to say, “this is called such-and-such”. Continue to look at it. Otherwise, you stop experiencing – and all you have is a mental label. Q: They label themselves, as well. I’ve noticed this with my daughter, she will come home and say “I’m stupid” at this or that. ET ET:: That’s a good way to encourage her not to identify with her thoughts. So if you can point out that it’s just a thought, and that they don’t have to believe in every thought that comes. If you can somehow work with them to have



Q: Can we help our children and others that we love to transcend their unconsciousness? Or is it necessary for them to go through it on their own? ET ET:: There are more children born nowadays who may not have to go through the deep unconsciousness that [adults] had to go through, certainly that I had to go through. And also there are more children born nowadays to parents who are in the awakening process, or relatively conscious parents. In my generation, I can’t think of any conscious parents. There might have been some, but it was rare. They are still rare now, but much less rare than before. I loved my parents, but they were deeply unconscious. So, the question is how to help the children stay relatively conscious, so that they do not get drawn into the mass unconsciousness that still pervades mass culture, and the technology that promotes unconsciousness and addictive behaviour. The most powerful teaching is not what you say or do to them, but your state of consciousness at home. That’s the very foundation for teaching your children. It has nothing to do with teaching, the foundation for transmitting consciousness is not even wanting to transmit consciousness to them, but to hold the space of presence as you interact with them at home. Also, to hold presence as much as possible as you interact with your husband. There’s a relationship there that will infect them, with either presence or painbody. The most vital thing is, before even thinking of doing anything, is being conscious. They observe how you behave, and they take that on board to some extent. Of course, another influence is mass culture, as they spend more time at school. Occasionally there may be things that you can point out to them, so that they stay in touch with immediate ex-

The very notion of seeking for liberation, for enlightenment, for meaning or purpose seems absurd. The question Who am I? is answered before it is asked. And the question Why am I here? simply does not arise. In traditional enlightenment, this is the end of the path. But the journey of Evolutionary Enlightenment does not end here. Why? Because the cosmic experiment that is life did not end here. If that empty ground, where every question is answered, was all there was to know and to discover, why would the Universe exist? Why did something come from nothing? When you take the perennial meditative journey to the depths of your own self, you discover what it was like before the beginning. You come to rest in the timeless empty void before the Universe was born, which the mystics call the ground of Being. When you taste the profound freedom that is the inherent nature of that primordial ground, it can seem

like the end of the path. Where else could there possibly be for you to go? The very notion of seeking for liberation, for enlightenment, for meaning or purpose seems absurd. The question Who am I? is answered before it is asked. And the question Why am I here? simply does not arise. In traditional enlightenment, this

is the end of the path. But the journey of Evolutionary Enlightenment does not end here. Why? Because the cosmic experiment that is life did not end here. If that empty ground, where every question is answered, was all there was to know and to discover, why would the Universe exist? Why did something come from nothing?

“One of the most significant books written in the postmodern world.” -Ken Wilber Eckhart Tolle them realize that they are not their thoughts, so that there’s a space between them and their thoughts, to observe their thoughts, and when thoughts come you can explain “it’s no more than a thought” and it may not be the reality, it may not be true. Most humans have a painbody. Dis-identify from the painbody by pointing out that this is the painbody. I’ve often said not to call it “painbody” for the children. Give it a name, call it something, and mention it when occasionally they get taken over by it. Point it out to them afterwards, “what was that, that took you over?” so that an awareness develops. There’s the emotion, and there’s the awareness. Encourage that kind of thing, so that they are able to look at the emotion that takes them over from time to time. And after the event, not during the event initially, say to them, “What was it that took you over when you started screaming yesterday? What was that?” and say, “What does it feel like?” or invent some game, so that you can make it into something that they can be aware of. Then “let’s wait for next time it comes, and see how it feels”. If you have it, then you can point out after you’ve woken up from your painbody – “the same thing happened to me”. The key in education is to show the possibility of being aware, rather than always being identified with what arises in their mind.

In his new book Evolutionary Enlightenment: A New Path to Spiritual Awakening, EnlightenNext IRXQGHU$QGUHZ&RKHQUHGH¿QHV spiritual awakening for our contemporary world-a world characterised by exponential change and an ever expanding appreciation for the processes of evolution. Cohen’s message is simple, yet profound: Life is evolution, and enlightenment is about waking up to this fundamentally creative impulse as you own deepest, most authentic VHOI7KURXJK¿YHWHQHWVIRUOLYLQJDQ enlightened life. Cohen will empower you to wholeheartedly participate in the process of change as your own spiritual practice. Evolutionary Enlightenment not only makes deep sense of life today; it will show you how to play an active role in shaping the world of tomorrow. “This is a spiritual masterpiece” -Jean Houston, PhD, author of A Mythic Life “If you think that Andrew Cohen’s latest book will be yet another description of traditional ‘enlightenment’ then you will be in for a huge surprise” -Don Edward Beck, PhD, author of Spiral Dynamics and founder of Centers for Human Emergence. “Evolutionary Enlightenment is one of the seminal books of our time” -Barbara Marx Hubbard, author of Conscious Evolution


5 Think about this for yourself: In the experience of the ground of Being, which you can discover for yourself through the meditative journey, there is no desire to do anything, no impetus whatsoever. There is nothing to do, nowhere to go, and no one to be or become. That’s what it was like before the Universe was born. And yet, here we are. Out of that utter peace, from the depths of that desirelessness, for some reason this miraculous process burst forth. Why? Why did something come from nothing? This is not an abstract philosophical question but a profound spiritual contemplation that can take you to the essence of what it means to be alive. Why did something come from nothing . . . and become light, energy, matter, life, consciousness, and you—fourteen billion years later reading these words? Why are you here? If the eternal perfection that is the Source of everything knows no desire, why would the Universe have emerged? If the ground of all things has no impulse but to be, why did it become? But it did. And thanks to evolutionary science, we can behold just how far this miraculous explosion of Becoming has brought us in the fourteen billion years since that initial burst. We can reflect on its awe-inspiring progress, and wonder at its ever-greater complexity and integration and creativity. And we can ask ourselves, why did all of this come from nothing? I believe that for a human being today who aspires to find enlightenment, that question is an essential part of awakening. It is not enough to follow the question Who am I? to that timeless place where all questions dissolve. We also need to know: Why am I here? And to find the answer to Why am I here?, understanding the primordial moment when something came from nothing is crucial. We need to know what actually happened at the very beginning, at that instant when Being gave rise to Becoming. When I ask this question, I’m not just talking about whether you believe in a biblical God or a big bang, or a whole series of cosmic explosions. I’m talking about a different kind of knowing—a direct, experiential recognition of what occurred in that moment fourteen billion years ago. You don’t need a powerful telescope to see all the way back to the big bang— you can go there, right now, in your very own experience. Scientists look at the big bang from the outside, so to speak, using complex instruments and the laws of physics to show us the explosion of light and energy, which became matter, which, in turn, gave rise to life, from which emerged the capacity for consciousness. But the perspective I’m sharing with you is one that looks at that very same event from the inside—that gets right beneath the surface of the stillness before the beginning, and locates the very impetus behind that primordial moment of birth. The big bang is not just a metaphor or a disputed scientific theory about what occurred fourteen billion years ago. It’s happening right now. Something is coming from nothing every second. You might not be conscious of it, but it’s true. Your own experience of action and reaction is not unbroken—there are countless moments of zero between each and every thought, every impulse, and every response. Something is coming from nothing, in and through each and every one of us, constantly. If you slow your experience down, and keep slowing it down, you’ll start to see that there is a vast chasm of empty space that is the foundation of everything that is occurring, the ground out of which each impulse arises. Even as you are aware of the body, of the passing of time and the movement of thought, beneath it all you can become conscious of this current of stillness that is the ground of Being. Because you can locate that empty ground in your very own experience, you can also locate the seed of everything that came out of that nothingness. The essence of Evolutionary Enlightenment is found in that precise moment when nothing became something. When you contemplate the ground of Being, you can begin to intuit for yourself what that very moment must have been like. . . . Andrew Cohen is a spiritual teacher, cultural visionary, and founder of the global nonprofit EnlightenNext and its award-winning publication EnlightenNext magazine. Through his writings, his teachings, and his ongoing dialogues with philosophers, scientists, mystics, and religious leaders from almost every major tradition, he has become known as one of the defining voices of the new evolutionary spirituality. To learn about EnlightenNext events in Autralia go to http:/ /, email or call Graeme Burn 0416 177 012 This article was excerpted from Andrew Cohen’s new book Evolutionary Enlightenment: A New Path to Spiritual Awakening (Select Books, October 2011). Find out more at

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The other WORLD POWER ○

BY ISIRA We all know we are living in a world of extensive and rapid change. Perhaps what is startling however is that most people would consider the changes we face to be ominous, overwhelming and somewhat daunting. Since much of the change we are facing is about us this can seem even more challenging. If we lived in a “perfect” world, all of this change would seem positive and for the good of the whole. Although our world is perfect in the universal sense relative to our visions and ideals for a world of well being, peace, equality and harmony - it is far from it. Much of the change that seems negative is the result of (and manipulated by) people, corporations and governments motivated by the desire for greed and power. During these troubled times, the concept of world peace may seem to be an unlikely outcome. Yet if we feel we are powerless to achieve a positive influence on world conflict, we have in a way resigned our self to the situation. This lack of power is born of our limited perceptions to start with. Our lack of power results in a lack of motivation which cultivates apathy. It is our lack of action (apathy) that allows such conditions to continue unabated. What is happening here is what I call the mountain syndrome. The mountain appears too enormous to scale. Yet by setting out with the right attitude, one step at a time, standing on the peak becomes our reality. So if we are to move towards world peace we must ask our self what is within our measure? What is the step that will get us started? In one simple word, and in one simple attitude, it is Compassion. And in one simple act, it is Kindness. Not only is this our individual power... it is our collective power. In fact it is the link to world peace. Compassion is our true human strength and kindness is the first step. With acts of kindness we create more positive, sharing and loving links between ourselves, each other and all of life. This connectivity is at the heart of peace -individually and collectively. Despite great greed and corruption in the world there is a great amount of kindness. Recently, studies have indicated that kindness is at the heart of most people. When asked what makes people happiest, over 80% said “acts of kindness”. If we look closely we will see we already have the right ingredients... and the motivation for kindness. With current global events of tragedy and social upheaval we have observed that when faced with great trauma a wave of solidarity moves through people. Great power is generated when citizens of the world unite in a common cause. The power we are witnessing is kindness. People are mobilised and uniting to extend help in every possible way. In times of adversity our compassionate heart is awoken. This phenomena has been recently dubbed “the other world power.” This refers directly to “people power”. We have witnessed the presence of this force throughout our history in events such as the peace marches of the Vietnam war, the ousting of despots, the WTO demonstrations, the boxing day Tsunami, the Japan earthquakes and the Australian floods. The clue now is for us to recognise this inherent power and put it to greater effect in our every day lives - not to wait for tragedy to strike before we extend its power. Creating such an outcome is easier than we might think. Initially however, we must realise that each person, as an individual, has within their grasp, the ability to positively influence any negative condition. No single one of us is powerless unless we choose to give our power away. You have the ability to effect positive change in the world. We all do. When this truth is realised, we can more effectively consider how to extend the power of kindness and compassion. We can adjust and arrange our lives to express kindness in various ways. For example, we can easily make it our intention to be more caring, loving, attentive, courteous and helpful. It is also important to regularly re-asses our moral values and ethics, ensuring we follow and act in accordance with our highest principles. Even when we find our own life challenging, we are still capable of offering a smile or a hug and finding something to do - whether large or small - for another person. Each one of us has the capability to be kind, it is simply a matter of making it a priority in our life. All we need do is recognise our compassionate heart and remember to extend acts of kindness more often. We should all be eager to be involved in acts of kindness: even scientific research tells us there are great ad-

vantages in doing so. Kind and caring people are not only good to be around, they also feel good about themselves. We all admire kind people. It is also proven that when we see a kind act or are the recipient of a kind act, our faith in a better world is restored. But the benefits of being kind extend even further. It is commonly agreed that altruism (selfless practise of kindness) behaves like a “miracle drug”. It has beneficial effects on the person giving help; it benefits the person who receives help; and it can stimulate healthy responses in people who may view it indirectly. Several surveys involving thousands of volunteers have revealed that participating in regular, small acts of kindness is beneficial to your health, longevity and well being. The benefits range from more positive mental, emotional and physical health to more successful lives in general. Making the decision to be a little kinder will bring more pleasure and direction to your life than ever before. The challenge (for our world) is to have a sufficient number of people committed to kindness and compassion through daily contemplation and action. Whether we realise it or not... we all carry the power to transform the world... to create a kindness revolution. One act of kindness has the power to ripple out and bring Continued on page 32

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Reality is Entirely NON-INTELLECTUAL Q: I’ve been seeking enlightenment for many years. I’ve read all kinds of books, I’ve been to workshops, and I’ve sat with quite a few teachers. Some teachers say seek, and meditate, others say don’t seek, don’t meditate. They all seem to be pointing to this non-dual reality. I think I’ve had glimpses of it, but I’m not even sure of that any more. I feel confused, and like I’m not getting anywhere. What should I do? Linda: You don’t need to read any more books. You know enough intellectually about the subject. You need to get into your body and start prac-

tising seriously – and stop flitting around going from teacher to teacher. Once you find an enlightened teacher who you resonate with – you’re not necessarily going to feel good about that teacher all the time because your mind is going to react to the energy of the teacher, particularly when you start to get more and more deeply into it - but you need to commit to a teacher and a practice, and stay with it, and not scatter yourself. You really need to be single-pointed about this. The problem that a lot of people have is that they have a pretty good

idea intellectually, but they’re not really committing themselves in a single-pointed way – and that’s really impor tant – to be single-pointed about this, and serious about it. If you are serious about it, I could help you, but you’d need to commit to the practice that I would advise. This practice is simple; it’s the practice that I used, and many other people have used – and it works. You need to centre yourself and ground yourself in your body. You are probably too much in your head, and that’s why you’re confused. The more grounded you become in the body, the less confused you become, because you start to realise the in-

telligence of the body rather than the confusion of the intellect. Reality is entirely non-intellectual. Books can help to a certain degree - I’m not saying don’t ever read any books – and with some books, you’re going to be energetically affected, but there comes a time when you should just leave the books for a certain period, until you’re much more grounded and centred in the body – and start experiencing it yourself rather than reading about other people’s experiences. You need to be prepared to go through whatever it takes – and it takes a lot of courage, because a lot of fear will come up. One of the roles of a teacher is to be your anchor – your security and stability. So you need to have a lot of trust in your teacher, and the only way to trust is to find out in your own experience that what he or she is saying is true.

Q: Along the lines of fear, what do you think of the common advice to simply “let go”? Linda: It’s easy to say “simply let go”, but in practice this is extremely difficult. It’s the hardest thing that I’ve ever done. If you’ve spent most of your life attaching yourself to your thoughts/emotions, you can’t let go of this deep habit overnight. Most people are addicted to thinking, and when you star t to withdraw from thinking there will be strong reactions to this. You actually feel the past withdrawing from your body – it is like a purification. The fear can feel very real at times. I suppose a big part of my role as a teacher is to reassure people that it’s OK, that the fear is not real. Linda Clair is a non-sectarian teacher, and is also the author of the book “What do you Want?” She teaches mainly at the Simple Meditation Centre in the Adelaide Hills SA. For more info vist:


BY SKY SHAYNE INNES How to comprehend the meaning and ultimate purpose of being. My quest to make meditation an integral aspect of our daily lives is stronger today than ever before. Along with a sitting meditation practice, I encourage you to live each moment of your life with meditative awareness, what I call heart awareness. To access heart awareness is very simple but to maintain it requires considerable rigor. Very simply, stop your mind activity by dropping your attention down to your heart. By this I mean the heart energy center in the middle of your chest and not the organ to the left of your chest. Breathe into your heart and breathe out love. This I call the Golden Breath. Breathing into your hear t brings the presence of love and this felt presence transforms the moment. If we want to ascend to the consciousness of a new ear th, we must transform our existing consciousness. We must transform all fear into the resonance of love. The emphasis is on the word “felt”. Love is not something we can understand. Love is something we must experience to comprehend. Meditation, and in particular heart meditation, is the process whereby the presence of love is experienced. In the presence of love, the sense of who you are is very different to our ordinary, daily sense of self. Our usual boundaries disappear and there is a “peace that passeth understanding”. It is as if we are a limitless ocean of stillness heaving with indescribable tides of knowing. Nothing changes and yet everything is different. Meditation techniques grew out of ancient wisdom, and are evolving, as we are. Through the inner work of meditation, mystics of all the great traditions discovered inner realities that science is only now beginning to confirm. As we lost our practice of inner work, so we lost our sense of the sacred mysteries of life. With the introduction of meditation as an integral part of life, so we can once again access this universal realm of consciousness where we experience our true nature and

inherent Oneness. Heart meditation is an evolution that represents the fast track in the contemporary world of meditation. Following the practice of mindfulness in recent years, heart meditation is now being used for stress management, anxiety, addictive behaviours, self-esteem issues, out-of-control emotions like anger, irritability and impatience; guilt and depression and even phobias. Love and its qualities - happiness, trust, respect, appreciation - is being recognised for its health benefits. Experiments on DNA, Dr Emoto’s experiments on water, Dr Ihaleakala Hew Len’s work with criminally insane patients show the healing power of love and the miracles it brings into our lives. Furthermore, research is showing that love and hear t intelligence bring, not only greater health, but greater intuition, insight and creativity. In other words, today science is beginning to place the heart at the heart of physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Ancient traditions have always known the heart is the key. I love these words from modern-day Sufi mystic, Kabir Helminski, “The heart is an intelligence beyond intellect, a knowing that operates at a subconscious level, the only human faculty expansive enough to embrace the infinite qualities of the universe. Intellect can take us so far; it can think about faith, hope and love for instance, but it cannot entirely experience these qualities. This is the function of the heart.” This is not an abstract spiritual practice separate from the activities of our busy lives but a necessary and vital focus to heal the daily stresses, strains and dis-eases - and to grow into this new consciousness. Our attitude to every moment is recorded in the energy field of our bodies and the universe. Through heart-centered living we evolve it all in love. Our desire to love is innate. In my work I often describe the true nature of reality as love. Even to the most hardened rationalist, my words have meaning where very little argument follows. Few of us can really accept that this amazing world we live in does not arise out of a benevolent force. We may not believe in God but


we do believe in love. We marvel at the birth experience and feel the miracle of it; we yearn for love’s promise in our relationships; we are fascinated by the language of love surrounding near-death experiences and we are ever intoxicated by the mystery of where love lands. We have an on-going love affair with nature and the cosmos, whispered in little moments of awe and wonder. To know love the ultimate of what humans can experience - is to comprehend the meaning and ultimate purpose of being. I often describe love as a consciousness of unity, where amazing moments of bliss and peace feel like eternity. Within each one of us exists our highest expression of unity consciousness. In days gone past, those of us who touched this consciousness became sages, mystics and shamans. Today, the invitation is for us to touch this consciousness in an ordinary and daily way. It is no longer about the particular guru but the singularity that we are. Embodying unity consciousness brings the expression of love which is your highest expression, your true nature. How do we meet love face to face? How do we access the spiritual heights of unity consciousness and Oneness? Through meditation. It is the way we receive messages from the unseen realms beyond this material world. It is the way we come to know the sacred mystery of love. Meditation, when perfected, is a direct experience of love. In this experience, to breathe into your hear t becomes truly to breathe into the heart of the universe. Sky is an inspiring spiritual teacher. Her incisive insight combined with an engaging presence, add power and magnetism to her message. Author of the book Love’ s Alchemy , Sky’s focus is on the transformative power of love. She is a psychologist and spiritual coach with her consultancy in Sydney where she offers courses and private sessions. She also runs retreats in the Promised Land, a beautiful valley near Bellingen in northern NSW. Teaching in Australia, Japan and the UK, Sky is an awakener. Her invitation is to awaken to your true nature and, thereby, fulfill your purpose. For sessions or details of events call 0417 288 642 or visit

Why You Burn Out and How to Revive ○

BY DR JOAN BORYSENKO When my burnout became apparent after being laid off, I was finally able to slow down and realize that I had been selling my soul for unending deadlines and always being the go-to per son for everyone else’s needs. In the middle of it, I believed that things would get better after the deadline, after I crossed something off my list, and so on. However, the univer se knew that the only way for me to see clearly was to have a long break away from the craziness. — Laurie Line A friend of mine who is an obstetrician was as clueless as Laurie about why she was so out of sorts. To compound the problem, “Jenna” did what a lot of stressed-out people do: she looked for someone else to blame for her feelings. It must be her husband! “Steve” could be more attentive when she came home from work and more intimate before bed (and while in it). He could take up more of the slack around the house, too. After all, wasn’t he supposed to be her other half, her soul mate who would make everything right with the world? Obviously, Steve was shirking his marital responsibilities. But her husband wasn’t the problem; it was Jenna’s burnout

that was talking, rather than her good heart.

Constant Fatigue & Defensiveness

Like many couples, Jenna and Steve had some wrinkles to iron out, but from Steve’s point of view, his wife’s constant fatigue and defensiveness made it hard to be intimate. He felt that she just wasn’t the same energetic, fun-loving woman he’d married. Moody, touchy, and exhausted, Jenna was difficult to be around because she was consistently negative. The underlying reason for Jenna’s burnout was a double bind — a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” kind of work situation. She loved being an ob-gyn and had put off having children of her own in order to give other women safe passage through pregnancy and birth. Jenna’s clientele consisted of high-need, high-risk cases — women who were experiencing the stress of infertility as well as those who were at risk of not being able to carry their babies to term.

Miserable: Their Needs vs. My Needs

Jenna loved these women as if they were her own family. She was dedicated to long appointments so that she could in-

form, reassure, and motivate her patients to do whatever might be necessary to ensure a healthy pregnancy. How could she allot 15 minutes to a woman who’d recently lost a baby at four or five months’ gestation? But as the cost of her malpractice premiums rose, she was forced to schedule more patients for shorter visits just to make ends meet financially. Eventually, the strain of being pulled between taking good care of her patients and attending to her own needs became unbearable. With the help of her husband and a therapist, Jenna finally made the difficult decision to leave her practice and take six months to rest and reflect on her life. As I write this, she’s nearing the end of her sabbatical and planning to take a part-time job at a Planned Parenthood clinic. She’ll still be able to care for women who need her but without the stress of the high-stakes, high-risk practice she’d been in before.

What’s Going On in Your Life?

If you’re feeling frustrated, aggravated, or disempowered, and if you catch yourself always blaming other people for your problems or complaining about their performance, you need to connect with what is really going on. Is it them, is it a situation that requires a change, or is it you? You need a real time-out to evaluate your life, even if it’s not a sixmonth sabbatical like Jenna’s. Taking the time to sor t through what you’re feeling is hard to do in familiar surroundings when you’re moving at the speed of light, out of touch with your body and emotions. The ringing phone, ceaseless e-mails, household chores, work issues, and all your relationships are distractions. Fortunately, you can visit what are aptly called “retreat centers” all over the country. Since I often give workshops at such places, I’ve sampled the

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It’s Time for a Time-Out

When I had just left my job at the hospital after being in a head-on collision (which was due to burnout), I went to several weekend retreats at a Benedictine monastery about ten minutes down the road from my house. There was no program; it was simply a place of refuge at a price less costly than feeding myself at home. The accommodations were spar tan but clean, and I was alone — no kids, no husband, no business to conduct. Jesus was there, of course — at least in spirit — but he and I did our own thing. I’m Jewish by birth and spiritual but not religious, yet that retreat was perfect for me. I was free to explore the beautiful trails, and was fed three meals a day. My room was pleasant and a good place to meditate, journal, or just read a mystery novel and relax. Furthermore, I didn’t have to talk to anyone unless I wanted to. If you search the Internet, you’ll almost surely be able to find a retreat center that fits your budget. Take out your calendar and make those plans now. Otherwise, your busy life will just keep rolling along until you finally crash emotionally or physically . . . or, like I once did, quite literally. Dr JJoan oan Bor ysenko, Ph.D ., is a Ph.D., Harvardt r a i n e d psychologist, and a New York Times bestselling author. A warm and engaging teacher and speaker, she blends cutting-edge science and psychology with a profound and palpable sense of the sacred. This article was excerpted from the book: Fried: Why You Bur Burnn Out and Ho w to RReevi oan How vivve by JJoan Bor ysenk lished bbyy Hay Borysenk ysenkoo pub published House.


Mary Shaw the founder of Isis Seichim will be facilitating a series of seminars in 2012 bringing Isis Seichim full circle and moving it forward into a new parameter. Merge the old with the new and experience The true Spiritual Power of Isis Seichim. Who should attend? All who have experienced Isis Seichim/Sekhem/ SKHM energy and are ready to be propelled forward. These seminars are also open to people who wish to experience for the first time the Power of the Isis Seichim energy. These two day Seminars will be held in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. in 2012 cost $350.00.

For further information, bookings and dates: Phone: 08 9754 4231 Mobile: 0405003233 Email: Please note: The World Reunion of Seichim/Sekhem/ SKHM will be held in Egypt through the period of 12/12/12. The World’s leading exponents of Seichim/Sekhem/SKHM have already committed to being guest speakers (including Mary Shaw) at what will be an amazingly powerful event. For details see future editions of Inner Self or Mary Shaw is the founder and creator of Conscious Gateways and her passion is working with the Multidimensional Soul energy. Mary is an experienced facilitator and has the ability to initiate change on all levels of Consciousness. She has over 35 years experience in the Metaphysical Arena. Mary also facilitates enlightenment tours to Egypt, Peru and other Sacred places.

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Self Worth Healing ○


To explore what it would mean to live fully, sensually alive and passionately on purpose, I have to drop my preconceived ideas of who and what I am.

Whether we are trying to heal our current relationship and bring back more peace, love and intimacy that we experienced in its initial honeymoon phase or deal with the blockages that hinder us from attracting a relationship in the first place. Whether we are trying to heal our sense of personal power and learn to communicate more powerfully and openly to people in our lives or simply find the strength to define and communicate our boundaries and learn to say “no’’ because we are a people pleaser forever saying “yes”. Whether we are trying to get clear on our life purpose and reclaim our destiny in order to make a living from a passion or simply become more ef-

fective at or prosperous from, our current vocation. Whether we are trying to find more inner fulfilment and joy and heal the relationship with ourselves or are trying to become enlightened. Even if we are trying to heal our physical health and find the cure to something that is “in-curable”. We are actually embarking on healing our damaged sense of Self Worth. Your Self Worth wounding is behind every issue you face. Not many people graduated childhood with an intact sense of sense worth. This is why we are all suffering from similar issues. Our self wor th wounding is the end result of the accumulation of all the “little” heart woundings we experienced along the way. Every time we had an experience of our hear t being broken, and mis-interpreted that we were not being loved for who we really are, or experienced simply love not being there for us, we added to our self worth wounding. In a nutshell, from an emotional viewpoint, one main cause of “self worth” wounding is actually the build up of the experience of sadness, the pain around our experience of lovelessness or perceived loss of love. For All loss of love is a perception. We cannot actually lose love. We come from love, live in love ... we actually are love itself embodied, so it is impossible to lose it. It is possible though, as children to mis-interpret events and decide that we have lost the love of our mum or dad or both. This mis-interpretation to a child is very, very real. A mis-interpretation with very real material consequences. Do not forget, that all up to

date literature on the psyche points to everything being a perception , and this perception is what we confuse for reality ... both as adults, and most definitely and even more powerfully as children. We mistake what we feel and think for what is. 99% of my clients I have seen in close to 20 years in private practice, I have seen for this mis-interpretation. This mis-interpretation of not being loved is what ruins lives and results in people sabotaging their lives. It is a false perception of reality, but a reality destroying perception. You see every time we mis-interpreted or experienced that love was not there for us, we found the pain so unbearable, that the only way for us to survive and cope with the experience was to make up a story/ justify in our minds, why the love was lost and it is this story that runs us as adults. I will explain with a personal example. When I was 19 years old and my first love dumped me, I experienced some major emotional pain. Anger first, than sadness, than anger, than fear and around and around. Using Breathwork I was able to go back to the incident that was triggered. When I was 4 years of age and a moment in time when I woke up in the middle of the night and mum was not there for me when I needed her. In the session I got to uncover the following story that my unconscious held onto ever since that moment of needing mum, that moment I had a feeling of an intense neediness and almost desperate desire for nurturing only mum can give, but mum not being there to give it to me. My mum literally was not there (later discovered at that point in my childhood she was getting up at 4 a.m. to go to work – to love her family)... My conscious mind thought “mum’s left, she is not here’’, my unconscious mind had the belief ‘’women are not there for me/women leave me’’ lodged deep into it. My conscious mind thought “something has happened!” My unconscious mind had the thought “I have done something wrong.” My conscious mind thought “I wish she was here.” My unconscious mind had the thoughts “she does not love me, I am all alone” lodged into it. That was it. The course of my relationships with women for the next 15 years was to a large degree set and shaped by that innocent moment in time. Mum was actually at work already loving us, but my mind was deciding “Women leave me, women are not there for me, I have done something wrong to lose their love, I will be alone”... powerful self defeating beliefs aren’t they? These beliefs and the sadness and fear that went with them are what constructed my nega-

tive self perception, hence low self worth. I stopped believing I was worthy of love from that point in time. The wor th I perceived my Self had to make it love wor thy was not very high. Low Self worth. These beliefs made me set up sabotaging relationships so as women would leave me, manifesting disapproval that I have done something wrong, isolating myself and avoiding intimacy etc for the next 15 years nearly. My relationships with women were totally at the mercy of these beliefs for a long time... at least until I re-experienced enough sadness, anger, fear and guilt that was keeping these beliefs alive inside of me and running my life. This I could only accomplish with ‘Cathar tic Breathwork’ over the years. “15 years!” you might exclaim... How can it run you for 15 years after you became aware of it? Easy. Mental level realizations do not do too much. My favourite saying is “$5 and an insight gets you a muffin and coffee”. Insights are merely a stepping stone to real healing. It is the re-experiencing of the deeply buried emotional pain that eventually sets you free. I now have a lovely wife who I adore and who adores me, and I do not sabotage the relationship or feel guilt that “I have done something wrong”. It is my second marriage though, the first marriage was still driven by the 4 year old. Also, please keep in mind, 15 years is my journey ... my destiny, so as I could learn the ins and outs of this to become a relationship expert. I was not emotionally mature enough to go there earlier also. Think about it...the unconscious and in-denial 20’s. For you it may be only years or months if you’re lucky... who knows, you might even get it fully out by the end of my 7 day residential in NovemberJ This is the internal work of healing Self worth. There is always the External Work that makes it happen much more quickly, which no one introduced me to in my younger years. Come and join us for a week of both the internal and external work mix to take your self worth to a whole different level very quickly. Jaan Jerabek has been facilitating personal & s p i r i t u a l development programmes since age 20. He has been in private practice since using Cathartic Style Breathwork and “Core Belief” processing techniques. He runs the largest Breathwork Therapy and Training Organization in the Southern Hemisphere. 1300 500 881 or or


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How recent SOLAR FLARES are AFFECTING US Recently we have been experiencing an intensive amount of solar activity on the Sun which is affecting both the Earth and Humans. Solar flare. A sudden, short burst of energy. The sun’s surface releases a gust of hydrogen gas – radiation and energetic particles – magnetic energy equivalent to tens of millions of hydrogen bombs exploding at one time. The release lasts a few minutes or a few hours, hurling plasma into space at many hundreds of kilometers per second. Electrons and protons accelerate. The particles crash into the solar atmosphere, their kinetic energy changing into Xrays and gamma-rays. And this affects you how?

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A solar flare is a magnetic storm on the Sun which appears to be a very bright spot and a gaseous surface eruption such as in the above photograph. Solar flares release huge amounts of high-energy par ticles and gases that are tremendously hot. They are ejected thousands of miles from the surface of the Sun. Scientists, in recent years are finding that the Ear th’s magnetic fields are far more significant than they previously thought. They now know that the human brain contains “millions of tiny magnetic particles.” These particles connect us to the Earth’s magnetic field in a powerful way as a human antenna. We are both transmitters and receivers of subtle energy, or consciousness; a timeless interconnectedness that somehow encompasses the very foundation of our life. It has now been discovered that the magnetic fields have a profound influence not only on our consciousness, but on our nervous system and our immune system, and also reality itself. A recent study published in the New Scientist, indicates a direct connection between the Sun’s solar storms and human biological effect. The conduit which facilitates the charged par ticles from the Sun to human disturbance is the very same conduit which steers Ear th’s weather through the Magnetic Field on Earth, and also through the magnetic fields around humans. The recent geomagnetic storms are causing earth changing events in the way of ear thquakes, volcanic

eruptions, hurricanes, tornadoes, and wind storms.

Geoma gnetic Acti vity on Geomagnetic Activity the Sun Influences our Thoughts

Solar activity is known to influence human consciousness. Solar flares affect the Central Nervous System (stomach lining), all brain activity (including equilibrium), along with human behaviour and all psychophysiological (mental-emotionalphysical) response. Solar flares can cause us to be nervous, anxiousness, worrisome, jittery, dizzy, shaky, irritable, lethargic, exhausted, have shor t term memory problems and heart palpitations, feel nauseous, queasy, and to have prolonged head pressure and headaches. Do you have any of the above lately? The solar flares and photon waves are changing the fabric of our physical reality as they have a powerful effect on our physical cellular level, causing our cellular memories to awaken and clear. We often experience this as the body heating up in the form of “hot flashes.” Our lower emotions are low frequency energy stored in our cells from past experiences and traumas that we have encountered and never processed — so they become stored as cellular memories. Photon energy is a much higher frequency energy that pulls up the lower emotional frequency so it can calibrate to the higher frequency…. thus we find ourselves releasing these lower emotions of sadness and grief without knowing why. These spells will last for about twenty minutes and we are left wondering where these feelings came from out of the blue. The elements of our blueprint are interfaced in the cellular consciousness and when the blueprint is amplified through photon energies various elements of the blueprint leak into your consciousness and we begin to remember our soul’s purpose. We are pulled to make changes in our life but we don’t really realize why. The interesting fact about this energy is that since it is of a higher frequency it creates the power of instant manifestation of our thoughts, which means whatever we think, we create instantly. This has never happened before in our lifetime and that

is why many people are writing books on the subject on the Power of Attraction. Photonic energy connects to our thoughts so it is important that we know what we want, rather than what we don’t want, otherwise, we will manifest more of what we don’t want. If you are in the process of change and transformation this energy works well for you. On the other hand, if you are stuck in the past through victimization and anger, you will simply manifest more reasons to remain stuck in victimization until you are ready to release it.

The Effects of Recent Solar Flares

Many people have been feeling agitated and un-easy recently. The solar flares can break apart old patterns that are no longer needed so new ones can emerge. This can make us feel hyper and exhausted all at the same time. It can also wreak havoc with technology such as computers. We have begun to notice many new symptoms. Time and space are beginning to wobble even more erratically than before. We seem to be losing track of time easily. We lose words when we are speaking. The day simply disappears. We are not sleeping very well . . . again. There is lots of tossing and turning in the night and many are having unusual dreams. We are feeling huge power surges in the body followed by energy drops. There were many repor ts of nausea, and body aches and pains and dizziness. Many felt deep grief. Some felt like they were walking on water. Others said that when they closed their eyes at night, everything was spinning. There have been visual disturbances, inner ear issues, buzzing in ears, throat and thyroid issues, cold feet and even a weird symptom of having tongue dryness. Are you experiencing any of this? This isn’t anything to be afraid of … just be aware of what it is and get extra rest and drink lots of water. Many are also experiencing sore throats at this time because the radiation from the sun affects our thyroid gland. This is also our center for speaking our truth. If the throat area is feeling constricted, it is because you are holding back from


speaking your truth about things that happened in your past. This is bringing to your attention what you need to let go of ... If yyou depr pressed ou ffeel eel de pr essed y ou need to look inside to see hatt needs to be eexpr xpressed. wha xpr essed. As the solar flare activity increases on the sun, blocks in our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies are magnified. The (emotional) blocks are lower frequency energy and the higher frequency energies from the solar flares are causing the unexpressed emotions to surface. The body may process these higher frequencies through intense emotions, dreams, body pain, flu-like symptoms, nausea, anxiety, itchy skin, headaches etc. Each part of the body where we hold our cellular memories is speaking its own unique body language through the symptomology of the non-conscious immune system asking for attention and healing. On the other hand, this intensification of energies can simultaneously trigger inspired action and profound enlightenment with inner knowing about things which we were not privy to in the past. Many are receiving downloads of information to help them in the dream state at night. They are shown patterns of behaviour that they need to change, or beliefs that no longer connect with who they are today. Some dreams are prophetic. These downloads are forms of Soul communication that we need to pay attention to. Often these dreams provide us with bits and pieces of information, and it is important to keep a diary so we can put the information together to form the full picture of what the Soul is trying to tell us.

Attitude is Everything ○

BY DONNA PEMBERTON Attitude is everything, we have all heard positive mental attitude branded around for the past how many years and overall I would feel that the majority of us would have one. Mostly from a happy disposition, a belief system in a universal law that what you put out there comes back to you. Attitude in the work place can mean the difference between acceptance, the corporate ladder, gratitude, overtime and being included in kitchen gossip if that’s what you are into. But what about the attitude towards yourself ? We are hard on our selves to be bigger, better, brighter, more positive, when we put out and don’t get back we over ana-

lyse and put unnecessary pressure on ourselves. We know we are a good person but there seems to still be something that is not enough, otherwise: why did this happen to me, why is it constantly happening to me, what is it that I am doing wrong? And this is the attitude towards yourself that is holding you back. It is the belief system that we create within ourselves. I don’t mean the “I’m not good enough” outwardly or inwardly but the real belief in yourself and your ability. What holds us back is often our thoughts and words that don’t marry and the uncensored chatter externally and internally can be our key indicators. I spoke to a man yesterday over

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11 the phone, we didn’t know each other. Ironically he spoke about the exact belief that I teach about work/ life balance. I agreed with him throughout the whole conversation, until he got to his close. What he was aiming at was correct but the words needed adjusting. This is what he said “life is full of battles, some you win some you lose, as long as you win the war that’s all that counts”. How heavy a burden does life become if you use the key words “battle” and “war” in your vocabulary? Even if it feels like that at times, the weight of such a double negative on your mindset makes the situation harder, a drag, a drudge rather than something lighter like, “life is full of ups and downs but we focus on the blessings, take lessons from the rest and search out the peace and tranquility of our journey with the expectation that our future is a positive one, full of joy and happiness. And when the chips are down ‘this too shall pass’ ”. It would be far better to believe that the lessons are at times preparation to receive and be thankful for the future in a far greater way than it would be received if I didn’t go through them at all. At times our positive statements have negative connotations that are our downfall, but our overall belief in our self is the most important thing. We all make mistakes, after all we are only human, but learning rather than berating yourself, fully understand who you are and what you represent, what you are capable of will give you far greater strength ... that these minor setbacks as such are just God’s delays not God’s denials. Knowing yourself wholly will give you a stronger ability to withstand the chinks in the armour that we create with our own expectations as well as the expectations from others. I took a year off work to truly get to know and understand myself, what I believe in. I learned to be at peace with the aggressive side of me, to know that this is part of me, my personality and that this is the Donna that pushes me forward so it has a purpose. I’m “allowed” to be as much as you are to be our authentic selves. Knowing you fully is the best strength that we can have when we come across the stuff and we will, knowing that this is just a time to look at where we are going, where we have been, check that we are still on the right path as this might be the reason for the delay and move forward, check that we are still representing our authentic self. Take a step back, reassess, look for other ways, diversify, and go for th and multiply if multiplying is necessar y of course. Focus on your strengths, take baby steps when unsure and just go out and do it. Nobody really knows what they are doing anyway, I’ve used those words when I felt unsure of what I was doing. Corporations are running around internally fending off situations that are reactive rather than proactive and no one has a clue, they just deal with things as they happen to the best of their ability then pat each other on the back and say “well done”. So to you I say “well done, believe in yourself and just do it”. Donna Pemberton is a Life and Business Coach who lives and practices on the Gold Coast. She is running 2 full day “A New Attitude” and “Goddess” workshops in October and November. For further details on her consultency work and workshop bookings phone Donna direct on 0412 822 446 or visit

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Living Intuitively A Pathway to Success Living every day intuitively is a recipe for love, opportunity and success. How do I know? Well I have it all and can honestly say that the reason for this is my decision to live every moment intuitively. I feel so lucky to experience such a full and happy life, but I also know that my life is like that because of the choices I make every day. Many year s ago I was depressed, overweight, lethargic and everything seemed to be negative and going wrong. By then I had shut down my psychic/intuitive ability and chose to live a life by logic and reason. It seemed the only option as I was surrounded by friends and family who were closed to my ability and what it could do. It was one of the worst decisions that I have made. What does it mean? Living intuitively means using your intuition or psychic connection to guide your choices, attitudes and behaviour. The intuition is the pathway or connection to the voice of your Spirit, the part of you that knows the bigger plan of your incarnation, who has no agenda except to love and support you. When people ask me the difference between the words psychic and intuition, I always say that psychic means the ability to look within your Soul. Each of us has that same ability, which is often experienced as a gut instincts or inner voice. Intuition is a descriptive term for the pathway of connecting to that ability, so whilst they’re slightly different, they are actually talking about the same thing. Thus I use both words interchangeably depending on how I am framing what I want to say.

How can I Live Intuitively?

So you’re looking at your life and you’re thinking it could do with some improvement but you’re not sure how to go about changing it. Think back to a time (yes it probably was as recent as yesterday) when you had a “feeling” that you should go in one direction whilst driving but took the more logical choice. How frustrating is it to be sitting in traffic and taking so much longer than expected, especially when that little voice inside your head pointed you towards the first option. It sets you up for a whole cycle of criticism and a bad mood into the bargain. Using your intuition is like having a GPS to guide you to your destination in the quickest and easiest way, with the least amount of resistance or cost. I know my children wouldn’t hesitate if they have an assignment and needed help to do a Google search to find their research. Ignoring your intuition is exactly like that. You are effectively dismissing access to a whole heap

of really impor tant, accurate and useful knowledge by refusing to pay attention. I’ve long watched people, including myself struggle with life that are not using their intuition. I bite my tongue when people make choices that could have had such better outcomes. As a child I was teased for being a “know it all” which was my initial reason for holding back. But now I understand the bigger picture. You see, that isn’t my job. I’m not here to control the lives of others. I’ll often help out with answers if I’m asked, but sometimes I’m guided not to if that will mean the person uses their own intuition to find their way. This is a much greater skill to impart to others.

Steps for connecting to your Intuition

perceive its messages. Activities like meditation or yoga are amazing tools to use for learning and creating stillness.

Some people manage active meditation in activities like golf, fishing, sailing or jogging. It doesn’t matter what you do it, as long as each day you are finding opportunities for stillness. Even 5 minutes will make a difference to your life. Finally there’s the option of workshops and courses aimed at expanding your intuition. You can find workshops in spiritual magazines, online

Karina Godwin is the Founder and Director of the Flying Souls Institute of Healing in Melbourne. She is the creator of the Intuitive Healing modality and the author of Guided meditation CD’s. A child psychic, she has learnt over the years to master her intuition into a tool for success. For further information phone (03) 9596 9921 or visit

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Authenticity – an Act of Creativity

BY TRA-ILL DOWIE Authentic – Shares its origins with the Greek “authenticos” meaning to author. Thus my favoured definition for authentic is to author one’s life.  The word authentic is thrown around so much, but taking it back to its true origin and meaning facilitates powerful consideration. In today’s world, how do we decide who we are and how we are to be? How do we listen to that inner author? In life, we find ourselves thrown into a chaotic and fractioned world laden with simulations of truth and outright lies, designed to confuse us and convince us to “be” whatever the world of consumerism tells us we need to be, in order to be acceptable.  There is often a mistaken assumption about the word “authenticity” which posits it much nearer the word “sincerity”. Sincerity invokes connotations of deeply believing or being “real”, but authenticity is more concerned with forging and fostering a subjective pathos in the face of any prevailing ethos. This is to say, to be authentic is not about being “real” but about deciding for ourselves exactly what “real” is to begin with.  So the quest for authenticity is one for which we are poorly equipped. It comes only through discovery and self exploration, and that is often painful, difficult and isolating. Socrates in line 38a of the apology tells us that the “unexamined life is not worth living”, yet he fails to tell us that the examined life is hard. So any process towards authenticity must of course offer us resources to get to know ourselves. But who

is this mysterious self, and why is it that the predominant means for expressing who we really are, falls to a relatively uniform mode of expression; consumerism. What does it really mean when that pretty young shop assistant says “that ‘so and so’ is so YOU”? The temptation is to produce an idea which is archeological in nature, that somehow matches the external with the internal, yet to be authentic, to author moves away some of this idea of fixed content and steps into the realm of creativity. That is – to be truly authentic is not to find oneself but to create oneself and have the freedom to do so.  The most poignant question of course is how do I create myself?  The temptation is to differentiate one’s self from the rest of the world by appearance, yet the fact is that in today’s society the rule is homogenous individuality. To author, or be authentic is a process of being not of seeming. The most fundamental act of freedom is always an act of creativity and the most powerful expression of any creativity – is the creation of You. This is not an easy under taking, it is an act of “paediea”, that type of education that moves us towards the true nature of who we are. This act is undertaken by the constant encounter with the death of who we thought we were, and challenging our beliefs, moving us towards the serious content of ourselves, and the question “how do I wish to be?”  A poignant example of where authenticity is central to one’s daily

practice is its role in the psychotherapeutic process. The famous humanistic psychotherapist Carl Rogers, in his 1957 essay “the necessary and sufficient conditions of therapeutic personality change”, argued that authenticity was critical for the therapist in the establishment of a “therapeutic couple”; i.e. failure of the therapist to present in an authentic manner would result in a conceptual error which would kill the therapeutic endeavor. Yet the more impor tant vision of authenticity in therapy rests in the notion of it being a central aim of therapy itself; the therapeutic act is designed to free one of one’s past so one may experience a future. What may be present in this is that therapy actually allows one to write their future. That is, to conceive of a world of their choosing; a world in which they create and wish to dwell. So the quest for authenticity requires us to cast off the “paraphernalia of suffering”, to cut loose the security of our mediocrity and to allow ourselves to be deracinated from the barren ground of the culture ‘industry’. To have our tacit assumptions and parochial presuppositions so thoroughly shaken and shattered that we may forge ourselves in the brilliance of our own creativity is our quest: the quest to be truly human.    Tra-ill Dowie is the Director of Ikon Institute of South Australia. tra-ill has a Masters Degree in Mind & Society, Masters Degree in Counselling, Degrees in: Philosophy, Sociology, Psychology, & History of Ideas. Diploma of Transpersonal Counselling, Diploma of Transpersonal Ar t Therapy, Grad. Dip of Jungian Studies. If you feel like you have a calling to help others and would like to know more about Ikon courses, contact the Ikon Institute on 0439 016 763 or for your information pack. Ikon provides Nationally Accredited Diploma Courses in Art Therapy, Transpersonal Counselling, Counselling and Youth Work in SA, WA and Qld. Visit www.




With so many natural disasters, unstable political environments and global economic challenges happening all around us, is it any wonder many of us are experiencing a greater sense of inner turbulence at the moment also? As we ride the outer storms it generates a greater level of inner turmoil and unrest. The challenge for us as individuals is to find ways to remain centred and grounded within ourselves, even when life around us is in chaos.


When there is turbulence happening in our lives, the first thing that happens is that we resist it. However, in order for us to ride through the storms we need to learn to Accept What Is. Whatever is happening in your life, accept that it is happening. You cannot stop it. You cannot change it. You can not rewrite it. It has already happened. So don’t waste energy resisting and fighting with it. When we resist what is happening, be it a bump in the road of a relationship, financial pressures, or difficulties coping with colleagues at work, our resistance adds energy to the situation, produces tension within our being, and serves to make matters worse by causing us suffering. Yet for some bizarre reason, we delude ourselves into thinking it’s our job to resist what is happening. That if we accept what is happening when we don’t like it, somehow we’ll be condoning what’s occurring and adding to its continuance. The opposite is in fact true. When we resist something, our resistance keeps the very thing we are resisting locked in place. Whatever we resist persists. However, when we accept things as they are, we allow the energy to flow more and for the situation to transform. So step one is to stop resisting whatever it is you don’t like that is happening in your life, and to start allowing for the fact that whatever is, simply Is. Accept that this is the way it is… For now. Not forever. Just for now. And remind yourself that “this too shall pass…”, in the gentle knowing that by accepting what is happening in the now, you free things to then move forward in the future.


The second thing that happens when we face difficulties in our lives is that we lose our sense of balance. In order for us to ride the storms more effectively we need to make sure we are Grounded. When mini bombshells are going off all around us, whether it be a bill that needs paying or a disagreement

with a loved one, the first thing that tends to happen is we lose our balance and grounding. We start worrying about the past or the future and we lose our footing in the present. We concern ourselves with other people, how they might react, trying to placate, please or gain their approval and cooperation. In reality though, the person that matters most is Us. If we are focused on others and not centred in our own being, then how can we possibly know which way to go or what is the right path for us to take? So if you are experiencing challenges or difficulties in life, do whatever you can to get grounded and centred in your body and in the present moment. Go for a walk in nature and focus on your feet connecting with the earth. Meditate and bring yourself into stillness through focusing on a candle or your breath. Do some chanting, repeating a positive affirmation or a sacred mantra over and over again throughout your day. Or simply visualise a beautiful light travelling down from the heavens, entering in through your crown chakra and creating a column of light that travels down through the centre of your body and deep down into the earth, grounding and anchoring your energy as far down as it needs to go in order for you to feel centred and balanced. In this way you will be better able to connect with your inner wisdom and guidance, despite what is going on in your life.


And the third thing that happens when life brings us challenges is that we tend to focus on the problems. In order for us to move through the chaos and into the calm, we need to be more conscious in what we choose to Give Our Attention To. Energy flows where attention goes. If what you are focusing on does not serve you, then you need to remind yourself you have the power to choose to focus on something else, on that which does serve you. Imagine if we lived in a world where every thought we had manifested instantly before our eyes. Would you still choose to focus on what you have previously been focusing on? Or would you be choosing different thoughts that take you in the direction you want your life to be heading? Whilst the speed with which things manifest into our reality is not always instant, it is definitely speeding up. Whatever we hold in our thoughts and give attention to is manifesting faster and faster as we approach 2012 and beyond. So whilst we need to practise accepting more what is and ensuring we are grounding ourselves, most importantly we also need to be more deliberate and conscious in what it is we are choosing to focus on. Today is the physical manifestation of whatever it was we were focusing on yesterday. So if you want to create a different future tomorrow to be travelling calmer waters with more sunshine in your life, you need to choose the thoughts, the feelings, and the intents today that will take you in the direction you wish to travel. No matter what storms we experience in our lives today, know that you can ride through them in ways that enable you to learn, expand and grow, to create more joy-filled realities in the future. We simply need to start practising the three principles of acceptance, grounding and consciously choosing where we place the focus of our attention. Juliet Martine is a professional Energy Healer, Soul Intuitive & Manifesting Coach. She works with clients throughout Australia and overseas, to help clear health and life issues, tune into your true life purpose, and teach you how to truly master manifesting so you can create what you want living a life you love with greater health, wealth & happiness. Phone Juliet on 0413 199 649 or visit


to take away pain and is useful in healing.


The Amazing Power of your Mind! ○

BY VIANNA STIBAL To understand ThetaHealing™ and the Theta state, you must first understand brainwaves. There are five different frequencies of brainwave: Beta, Alpha, Theta, Delta and Gamma. These are constantly in motion since the brain is consistently producing waves in all frequencies. Everything that you do and say is regulated by the frequency of your brainwaves, and one frequency will dominate in any given situation.


Whenever you are thinking, talking and communicating, your mind is in Beta. It will be in Beta at this moment. Beta waves have a frequency of 14–28 cycles per second. Beta is the state in which you are active and alert.


Alpha is the bridge between Beta and Theta. In an Alpha state, your

brainwaves are moving at a frequency between 7 and 14 cycles per second. The Alpha frequency is likened to a very relaxed, meditative state of mind. Alpha waves govern daydreaming and fantasizing; and denote relaxed, detached awareness. People who don’t function well at this frequency will experience memory difficulties. For example, if you are aware that a par ticular dream or meditation was quite powerful, but can’t recall the details, sufficient Alpha frequencies were not generated. You didn’t have the bridge between the subconscious and the conscious mind. To more fully understand an Alpha state, close your eyes and imagine a sunset. See in your mind’s eye the sun setting against the ocean and seagulls flying low near the shore. This is the beginning of inducing an Alpha state. Alpha has been known

A Theta state is a very deep state of relaxation. This is the state used in hypnosis and dreaming. In it, the brainwaves are slowed to a frequency of four to seven cycles per second. In fact, sages meditate for hours and hours to reach this state, as in it they are able to access absolute calmness. Theta brainwaves can be thought of as the subconscious; they govern the par t of our mind that is layered between the conscious and the unconscious. They hold memories and sensations. They also govern our attitudes, beliefs and behavior. They are always creative, inspirational and characterized by very spiritual sensations. It is believed the Theta state allows us to act below the level of the conscious mind. It is the first stage of the dream state. It is the state we are in when we stand on the top of a mountain completely absorbed in our surroundings. At that moment of realization we experience the absolute “knowing” that God is real; we just know that God is. When we access a Theta state and call upon the Creator, we connect to the Creator of All That Is to heal a person instantly. In ThetaHealing, you imagine yourself going up above your head through your crown chakra. What did the ancients mean when they said, “Go up and ask of God”? When you imagine lifting your consciousness above your head through your crown chakra and you go up and ask of God, your brainwaves shift instantly to Theta. When I was asked what I was doing in my readings, this is what I realized. I was sitting across from the person, holding their hands

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and imagining myself going above my space, praying that God would grant me the reading that this person needed, and it was given to me. I was holding a Theta state.




A Delta state of mind happens when you are in a deep sleep. In a Delta state, the brainwaves are slowed to a frequency of zero to four cycles per second. It is also this state that is utilized when the phone rings and we intuitively “know” who is calling.


The Gamma brainwave is the state we are in when we learn and process information. Gamma waves stimulate the release of Beta endorphins. They appear to be involved in higher mental activity, including perception and consciousness. In this state, your brainwaves cycle between 40 and 5,000 cycles a second. I believe that when you are in a Theta-Gamma state, you are in the condition most conducive to instant healing. In the miracle of instant healing the brain can go from 4 cycles a second to 5,000 cycles a second. In times of emergency, the brain has been observed to switch back and forth between Gamma and Theta with no other wave present. This seems to be a natural response.



Self-Love Do you have days when you feel totally empty and desiccated by life? You’re not alone. The truth is that most of us are committed to rushing around so we can organise, feed, clothe, wash, iron and cook for our families only to find out that our efforts seldom include time out for ourselves. This happens because we’re “loving” from a compromised place. If you feel empty or sucked dry, is it any wonder? It is time to spring into some self-lo self-lovve . In our overworked, overstressed, overwhelmed and under-nurtured culture, most of us haven’t been taught how to really take care of ourselves. No one gave us a guidebook growing up on how to love ourselves, nurture our bodies and take time out to rejuvenate. It is a given we were also (especially women) never encouraged to engage with our bodies, to touch and explore anywhere between the belly button and the knees! If we did and got caught, well, all hell was likely to have broken loose. This is not a great meaning or message of who we are, or of our body and self to take into our friendships, our subsequent relationships, or our marriage. Sadly, self-exploration, self-love, self-esteem, self-confidence, self-assurance when it comes to a female and her body is

not necessarily very widespread. My female counterparts are very good at working longer and harder pouring hours and days into projects, causes and other people’s lives. Any form of self-pleasuring gets put on the back burner, until one day, we notice that we’re disconnected from our bodies, feeling out of balance and off track and perhaps have even manifested dis-ease or ongoing dramas in our lives. Ho w do yyou ou ffind ind some time ffor or How you? The practise of self love is more than eating the right foods, exercis-

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Navigating theSHIFT

Stages of Enlightenment 5, 6 and 7 by Enlightened Master Swami Vyasadevananda wrists meet in the beginning of a knot (see photo). This feeds your whole state so that your whole body fills with light and it becomes ready to burst into the next state of consciousness, the state of Unconditional Love in which your aura expands out into the universe. The Hand Position for Stage 1 of This state occurs before Liberation, the Enlightenment also assists your seventh state. exocrine pancreas and digestion. The Hand Position for Stage 2 assists your respiratory glands. The Hand Position for Stage 3 assists your skin glands. Related conditions include dry, oily, flaky Please follow the diagrams and do this skin, and many other skin conditions. facing a partner. Again, please use the The Hand Position for Stage 4 helps Cramps Relieving Tongue Position to your eyelid glands, so if you have dry, itchy eyes use this. The Hand Position for Stage 5 helps your prostate and other sexual exocrine glands. The Hand Position for Stage 6 helps your mucous glands. And the Hand Position for Stage How do you sustain these states of 7 helps to nourish your whole exocrine consciousness? How do you hold them for a long time? system. There are seven States of Consciousness - physical, emotional, mental, motivational, Soul, Unconditional Love and Liberation. Each stage of Enlightenment (the fifth State, when you cognise your Soul, the Divine Spark that is You) can be realised by using a special Hand Position (or Hasta Mudra). In the last edition of Inner Self I gave you the Hand Positions (Hasta Mudra) for cognising the first four stages of Enlightenment. Now I will give you the Hand Positions for the next three.

The Sixth Stage

keep your airway open and breathe in a relaxed way from your abdomen rather than using chest breathing. Chest breathing gives you 25% of your oxygen needs. Belly breathing gives you 75%, which is what you normally need pottering around the house.

It’s easy! You simply purchase a special ceramic disc from Face Lift Yoga. These discs have been specially prepared. They hold the higher States of Consciousness. Then you hold the Hand Position for the State of Consciousness you desire and make the sound AUM once only, closing your eyes when you reach the M. In my next article I will give you Hand Positions for the first three stages of Unconditional Love.

The Fifth Stage

To access the fifth stage of Enlightenment place your right wrist over your left so that both palms face downwards (see photo). Notice that you remain grounded in your Belly Centre, with the addition that you become light in your Heart.


This is the stage at which you become a sex magnet, so to avoid complications born of this stage wear white. Do not be led into temptation. Guide those who adore you along their natural path, which is not necessarily towards you.

To access the sixth stage of Enlightenment place your right wrist over your left so that your right thumb is uppermost and your left thumb is down (see photo). Notice that you remain

grounded in your Belly Centre, and you become light in your Heart, with the addition that your eyes shine with Soul. This is very attractive to the Heart of all others, men and women alike. Do not be led into temptation. You have guru status but you are not ready to take it, because you lack the wisdom. Send those who are attracted to you to higher others, or empower them by sending them to themselves.

The Seventh Stage

To access the seventh stage of Enlightenment place your right wrist over your left so that the fronts of your

S w a m i Vyasadevananda has over 47 years of experience in the fields of meditation, nutrition and natural health. He has cognised over 2,000 mudras, and is the grandfather of Face Lift Yoga, Fat Burning Yoga, Energy Boosting Yoga and Back Pain Relief Yoga, which teach mudras for face lift, weight regulation, energy boosting, spine straightening and the seven stages of Enlightenment and Liberation. For more information phone 02 9664 7985.

The Power of change ing, going to yoga and keeping everyone in your nucleus happy. Selflove may sound cliché, but at the end of the day it’s how we feel about ourselves, especially that par t of our bodies down there that has us feeling flow - or not! Without the filling up of our own personal wells, sexually and emotionally, we get stuck in the vibration of limiting thoughts and often have varying degrees of fear around all things sexual. Me act, me ffir ir st Me,, too too.. In ffact, irst It starts with understanding that in order to feel and become a complete person - it is essential to embody self-love first - in order to make any meaningful contribution to anyone else who figures in our lives. This means exploring ourselves physically, understanding our bodies desires, and feeling totally comfortable and self-assured when it comes to masturbation. After all who can possibly know your body better than you? Self-pleasuring is a giant step towards self-appreciation and selflove. Do you know how wonderful you really are? When we learn to embody selflove, we actually radiate a waveform that is exponentially more powerful than that of any physical, mental or emotional love frequencies. Far too often concepts like stress, pressure, and deadlines determine daily experiences and diffuse efforts of maintaining a balanced life. However, when we learn to “be and embody” this radiant self-love, consciously and intentionally, we transform not only ourselves, but the world. The planet will sigh with relief, so will your Inner Lover! Marie-Elise Allen is the face behind Sassy Vibes, an online boutique for the purchase of safe, chemical-free pleasure products. Phone Marie-Elise on 1300797090 OR visit ©copyright - 2011 Marie-Elise Allen

In the last issue, my article Our Future Depends You, spoke of the fact that our world is a reflection of what is going on inside of each of us collectively and the transformation that is now taking place very rapidly in our world. Just like the imaginal cell story shared in that issue so too are we going through our personal and global metamorphosis. The uncertainty that so many people are now experiencing is part of the process of that change. This process requires letting go of who we thought we were so that we can become the people we are truly destined to be. The transformation is happening rapidly, it’s a quantum change, we were once in a position where we had the time to adjust, slowly and smoothly but that time has now passed. Everything has accelerated, the global shift, the turning point in human civilisation is happening quickly now, because it has to. We are living in very exciting times, as not just our Earth but the entire cosmos undergoes tremendous change we too must change, we must remember who we are in our truth and we must remember the importance of community, caring and sharing. It’s time now to work with Mother Earth and give back to her rather than work on her and take as we have for so many years. Clearly the way we’ve been doing things hasn’t worked, you only need to look at the fact that eighty per cent of the world’s resources are consumed by only 20 per cent of the world’s population to know that it’s not fair, we haven’t been working with the harmony and balance of nature or each other. It’s impor tant to remember that not a single prophecy or ancient culture says this is the end of the world. They all say we will transcend this time. It’s not the end of the world but the end of the world as we know it. We have all chosen to live and par-

ticipate in this amazing time in our history. How we live this time and the future we create is entirely up to us…it all comes down to our collective consciousness and effort. At the same time that there is an increase in frequency and intensity of natural disasters, there is also an increase in people coming together, helping each other and recognising what is important. I’m personally in awe of the power that we are and the magic around as I witness more and more people wanting to do things differently and live more in harmony with nature. Unsustainable ways of living are falling apart, unsustainable ways of acquiring money and power through, greed and selfishness are falling apart. Governments and organisations globally are crumbling. The changes are evident, personally and globally. Not too long ago we were being asked, now I believe we are being forced to deal with our own issues and demons, as individuals, in our relationships, in our families, communities, organisations, governments, as a country and globally. No-one is left untouched as we are pushed to grow. We are all about to make that Quantum leap because as our Earth changes so too are we changed. We are being asked to make better choices about how we live and in


order to do that we must discover who we truly are and remember that we are all connected. Our selfish ways must go. We as a planet are right now deal-

ing with the greatest frequency and intensity of crisis all in the hope that we will remember that it is not survival of the fittest but survival of the fittingest that will prevail.

Competition never ever benefits any species, together we can solve and survive any crisis but it requires togetherness. Our old ways of take, take, take

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are no-longer sustainable but sometimes we have to experience what we don’t want in order to know that it doesn’t work and we don’t want it anymore. We’ve now reached that time and here we are at the tipping point where our only option is to make better choices as we go through our metamorphosis. So wwha ha w do wwee hatt do wwee do do,, ho how tr anscend this time? transcend It’s impor tant that we live what feels true in our hear t ... that we care, share and give more. When we unite or align ourselves we become exponentially more powerful. We must make choices that benefit everyone not just ourselves. Use the ar t of Meditation and Visualisation to create the future you desire. Reconnect and realign with the earth and the best way to do this is to work with her, appreciate her, nurture her, work towards becoming self-sufficient by starting your own vegetable garden and if you haven’t got enough space get together with friends, decide what each of you is going to grow and share the produce. Home and locally grown produce contains the highest quality of nutrients and keeps the local community going. Honour yourself nutritionally, be healthy, happy and strong. Remember to breathe. Stop watching a lot of the mind numbing stuff on television. Violence, doom and gloom, anything of lower vibration has to go. Your subconscious mind doesn’t know the difference between what’s real and what isn’t and all that stuff is there only because we suppor t it. Each and every time you buy or watch anything at all, that’s you voting for the continuation of it. Surround yourself only with what it is you want to create. Live each day a little better than you did the day before and you will transcend this time much more easily. More on how to navigate the shift more easily in the next issue. Joanne Antoun sees clients for personal sessions of CTC – a life transforming Combined Therapy Cocktail and runs regular seminars that inspire, motivate and empower, leaving you feeling a new level of connectedness and awareness that motivates you to be the best you can be. Visit her website at

What’s your STORY? with NICHOLA BURTON

Your Next Step I went into a shopping centre on the same day that the share market crashed and the London riots hit their peak. I had my pick of the best car parks and probably encountered no more than three people and a dog. Where was everyone? The few harried people I saw in the fruit market gingerly selected a few items and looked exhausted and beaten. It felt like the whole world had gone mad. The relentless Print, Radio, TV, Online and Social Media feeding of shock, fear and horror took its toll locally. “As humans have moved into totally artificial environments, our direct contact with knowledge of the planet has been snapped. Disconnected, like astronauts floating in space, we cannot know up from down or truth from fiction. Conditions are appropriate for the implantation of arbitrary realities. Television is one recent example of this, a serious one, since it greatly accelerates the problem.” Jerry Mander. Watching renditions of life on a screen whether television, movie, laptop or iPhone is one way to mediate an experience we haven’t actually experienced. The experience may be true or may be one that has been created and portrayed by actors to pretend that the experience is true. The bottom line is that for the majority of us, we ourselves did NOT experience it whether real or not. We merely witnessed a version of it on a screen - packaged up by a third party whose business it is to inspire us enough with elements in this experience to consume or declare a need for a product or service. This medium is very clever and highly effective in its mission. In business, this medium is one of the most impor tant tools available. In a variety of mediums, we craft advertisements for our target market and offer renditions of life that would stimulate interest in what we are selling. In our daily lives, we humans also each utilise this same method when we tap into our imagination or memory and retell a story to elicit a particular emotion or response. So it is easy to acknowledge the wealth of this methodology and its many benefits. In this tsunami of change we call 2011; we have been flooded at every turn with news of disaster, chaos, violence and loss. A type of mob madness, initiated by perceptions of fear, was responsible for both the August global market crash and UK riots. What we see presented to us via the media is not OUR truth but one version of someone’s story. Yet millions of people across the globe sustained direct or indirect losses as a result of these perceptions of fear. At times it certainly feels like we have no control of our lives and of our businesses. We have two options however. We can either expend our energy protesting and blaming OR we can capitalise on these events as an oppor tunity to leverage change inside of our lives

and businesses. We can create our OWN experience by how we measure these stories, the benefits and drawbacks, how we take stock of all perspectives and create our own opportunity for transformation. Let’s review the present business environment. Retail sales are down, people are saving instead of spending, and funding and lending is limited. So if you have a small business you may now be experiencing a lack lustre financial return at the moment. You may be feeling concerned and looking for ways to attract new business. So while it’s quiet, start taking stock. You’ve got time to get your Rs into gear – Review, Retrain, Redevelop, Recycle, Reuse, Reduce, Repair and Renew. An appreciation of the incredible resource that is our earth will remind you how money is actually worthless without an appreciation of the wealth in your life. Acknowledge that your story, your belief structure, your body, your mind and your soul are part of the earth, par t of the tides, the natural rhythms, the planets and the elements. Align the values of the earth with family, community, work and your own. Appreciate what you have as it is right now. To appreciate is to effectively apply str uctures and strategies to manage your Resources, Time, Energy, Enterprise and Finances. Review yourself. Why are you in business and not employed by someone else? Why this industry? Why this product or service? If you had the opportunity would you do something else? What does that look like? Could you utilise the skills you have developed up until this point in a new enterprise? What is it that you do right now that would serve a need in this present time of uncertainty, global chaos and fear? There is a story behind all your answer s that is unique to you and can be used as an asset in your business. We have no control over global share markets, finance and consumer sectors and mob madness. However we can achieve liberty from the madness and create our own perception of wealth in business by appreciating nature in all its forms – the structure of the earth, the behaviour of humans in share market crashes and rioting on the streets as well as the abundance of survival strategies that we have collected with the nature of how we all tell our little stories colouring perception like painting by numbers. Nicki works with clients across the globe when they get to a point where they mean business and want to take the next step. With training in Business Management, Creative Industries and Human Behaviour, her two decades as CEO for a major music, events, publicity company have taken her over the threshold of a diverse range of enterprise experiences. She’s been where you are right now. Her unique talent is to guide you through your specific business challenge and get you to the heart of its beauty and wisdom in your life. Email her: Visit her website:

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TO FIND TRUE LOVE STOP THINKING ABOUT YOUR “SELF” SAYS TOP TIBETAN LAMA RELATIONSHIPS can often end in heartbreak because people are too focused on their own happiness, says one of the most senior Tibetan Buddhist lamas alive today. His Eminence the 7th Dzogchen Rinpoche, whose education was personally super vised by the Dalai Lama, warns that the very thing we seek, ‘true love’, escapes us because we put our own happiness before others. Dzogchen Rinpoche explains: “Buddhism teaches that all suffering comes by thinking only of ourselves. “Often we enter into a relationship because we hope someone else will make us happy, but this motivation will only lead to more suffering. “However, if we put our partners, friends and family first in our thoughts and actions, our relationships will bring genuine fulfilment that is love in its truest form.” Changing a life-long habit can be difficult at fir st but Dzogchen Rinpoche offers reassurance that it is possible. “We can start by having a relationship with ourselves. Dedicate some time to slow down and contemplate whether the way we operate our relationships actually works. Often it doesn’t.. When we base our relationships on desire and attachment we are surprised when our feelings change and don’t bring the results we had hoped for. This doesn’t mean that something is wrong – it is the nature of emotions.” Rinpoche adds: “By accepting the

ever-changing conditions of life, we realise that our feelings are impermanent and the perfection we are looking for doesn’t actually exist. “With this understanding we are more prepared and can accept our experiences as they arise without becoming shocked. This flexibility will help nurture our relationships and reduce suffering.”

Dzogchen Rinpoche is teaching in Australia

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The world’s foremost past-life regressionist and author of 19 books present an amazing three hour seminar on adapting to the coming earth changes, the awakening to current shifts in consciousness and lots more... Dolores Cannon is a past-life regressionist and hypnotherapist who specialises in the recovery of “lost knowledge” to facilitate healing and closure. Dolores has been involved with hypnosis since 1968 and exclusively with past-life therapy and regression work since 1979. Dolores has developed her own hypnosis technique (using the deepest possible level of trance, the somnambulist state) that enables her to gain the most efficient release of information from her clients. Dolores hypnotic technique also allows her to communicate with a patient’s ‘higher self’. This technique allows, in many cases, for instantaneous self-healing of physical, mental and emotional conditions. Dolores now teaches her unique hypnosis technique to students all over the world. As an international speaker, she has lectured on every continent and is an author of nineteen books which have been translated into twenty languages. and newspapers. Dolores was the the first foreigner to receive the “Orpheus Award” in Bulgaria for the highest advancement in the research of psychic phenomenon. She has also received outstanding contribution and lifetime achievement awards from several hypnosis organizations. Dolores has appeared on such major TV shows as: NBC “Ancient Prophecies,” CBS-”Mysteries of the Ancient World,”, CNN-”Voices Of The Millennium,” the History Channel “The Nostradamus Effect,” Project Camelot, and has been interviewed on over 1000 radio shows. Articles about/by Dolores have appeared in several U.S. and international magazines. Dolores is also known for her investigations into the UFO and esoteric fields. She has done on-site studies of suspected UFO landings, and has investigated the crop circles in England. The majority of her work in this field has been the accumulation of evidence from suspected abductees through hypnosis. Dolores has also become, perhaps, the world’s expert on the prophecies of Nostradamus. Working through several different subjects, Dolores was able to establish communication with the living Michel de Notredame, better known as the prophet, Nostradamus. His revelations and their impact on our own time are both fascinating and at times frightening. In addition to the three volumes of “Conversations with Nostradamus”, Dolores has completed:”The Legend of Starcrash”, “Keepers of the Garden”, “Legacy from the Stars”, “A Soul Remembers Hiroshima”, “They Walked With Jesus”, “Jesus and the Essenes” and “Between Death and Life”. “The Custodians”, discusses in detail information regarding distorted time, screen memories, reasons for abductions, implants and much, much more.... Her latest books, “The Convoluted Universe Series”, goes further into complex metaphysical theories and covers “mind-bending” concepts.

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Adelaide Adelaide, SA 3rd November 20116pm - 10pm Mercure Grosvenor Hotel 25 North TerraceAdelaide SA 5000 Melbour ne Melbourne ne, VIC 4th November 20116pm - 10pm State Library of Victoria Conference Centre, Entry 3, La Trobe StreetMelbourne VIC Gold Coast Coast, QLD 7th November 20116pm - 10pm Southport Golf Club Slatyer Avenue Southport QLD 4215 Sy dne Sydne dneyy, NSW 9th November 20116pm - 10pm Vibe Hotel, 111 Goulburn Street Sydney NSW 2000 The wor ld’s foremost past-life regressionist and author of 15 books present an amazing three hour seminar on adapting to the coming earth changes, the awakening to current shifts in consciousness and lots more... Dolores Cannon shares years of experience and information released from her clients while under a somnambulist trance state, astounding information communicated directly from their ‘higher self”. Dolores will also be facilitating a group regression in which she will put the entire audience into a light trance state and take them to a past life. This should not be missed, one of the most incredible delights you will ever experience! As a special bonus the Movie 3 Magic Words that features Dolores will be screened at the end of the event.

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1 MI Time to look at the big picture. 2 3 MJ Take control of matters and get things done. 4 ‡ 1st Quarter J The challenge will be to balance some intense emotions with objectivity in order to take up the challenges that have arisen. Focusing effort will pay greater dividends rather than responding in kind. 5 6 MK Be prepared to think outside the square. 7 8 ML Sensitivity is heightened so it may pay to heed intuition. 9 10 MA You may have to take some risks to move forward. 11 12 … Full Moon A Results from efforts over the last few weeks will trigger reactions. Do not rest on laurels just because the first hurdles have been overcome. There is a need to put structures into place that will withstand erosion. 13 MB A practical mindset will help put things in order. 14 15 MC Find the necessary information and ensure that your lines of communication are working. 16 17 18 MD An increased sensitivity will trigger protective reactions for those near and dear. 19 20 ƒ 3rd Quarter Moon D Moon enters E A good time to survey the lay of the land and asses what has been achieved. Productivity comes not only at the beginning of a project so do not be afraid to adjust goals in preparation for a new cycle. As the Moon moves into Leo, be careful that pride does not undo your best efforts. 21 22 23 MF Make criticisms count by offering alternatives. 24 Sun enters H Intense, Passionate and Private are the hallmarks of Scorpio. 25 MG Be true to your principles rather than only seeking to be popular or liked. 26 27 MH ] New Moon H This new cycle suggests that hard work, perseverance and focus will be needed as, in spite of skills, there will be initial difficulties in getting things moving. There is also a caution that plans should be modest as inflated expectations will only result in inflated disappointment. 28 29 MI Inspiring others is a gift but be wary of imposing your world view on others. 30 31 MJ Authority and control must be exercised with flexibility.

1 2 MK All options are viable in spite of seeming farfetched. 3 ‡ 1st Quarter Moon K Endeavour is still needed but as plans start to take shape, a lateral approach is required in order to inspire others. The challenges are exciting but will need to be managed in order to be productive. 4 ML Emotions are close to the surface so keep grounded. 5 6 7 MA Take action now to put plans into motion. 8 9 MB Take stock of what is needed and gather the necessary materials. 10 11 … Full Moon B Results start to come in but it is still too early to see the outcomes. Be prepared to apply your skills in a practical way and explore some unusual methods. You may be surprised by what can be achieved. 12 MC Information required is available so make use of what is at hand. 13 14 MD Connections to others influences decisions and actions. 15 16 17 ME Praise and acknowledgement given appropriately can have good results. 18 19 ƒ 3rd Quarter Moon E Moon enters F Time to take stock of where things are at as a different type of action is now required. Acknowledge your contributions and then assess matters with an eye to improvement. As the Moon moves into Virgo, remember criticism can also be constructive. 20 21 MG Cooperation can bring results but not at the expense of ideals. 22 23 MH Sun enters I Overreaction can cause problems. Enthusiasm, optimism and inspiration characterise Sagittarius. 24 25 MI ] New Moon I Solar Eclipse Enthusiasm and inspiration will help spur things along however the solar eclipse brings confusion to most quarters. This will be very draining so resist the impulse to initiate anything. Instead put aside decisions for the moment as there is a lack of direction. 26 27 MJ A hands-on approach is called for as new beginnings are on the horizon. 28 29 MK Be prepared to be flexible as rigidity will only retard growth. 30

1 2 ML‡ 1st Quarter Moon L After the confusion of the last few weeks, things are much clearer now and there is an impetus to get things moving. Follow your intuition as this will help steer you in the right direction. 3 4 MA Challenges beckon so be prepared to move quickly. 5 6 7 MB Taking a practical approach will help ideas take physical form. 8 9 MC Keep the lines of communication open. 10 11 … Full Moon C Lunar Eclipse Moon enters D Patience is again highlighted as confusion again descends and this time the information received may be confusing or contradictory. The best way to deal with this is to remain objective and scrutinise sources. As the Moon moves into Cancer, be careful that emotional ties do not dictate your actions or responses. 12 13 14 ME Take pride in what has been achieved. 15 16 MF An analytical perspective may help you find what you are looking for. 17 18 ƒ 3rd Quarter Moon F Moon enters G After the instability of the last few weeks things now start to settle down and you may have to deal with the results. Be focused and structured as this will help you sort through what you need. Be practical and do not be overly critical of things left undone. As the Moon moves into Libra, social connections are emphasised and you may need to be even handed in the light of extreme views. 19 20 MH Be prepared to be upfront in all your dealings as any underhanded actions will be revealed. 21 22 MI Sun enters J Take a broad view but be careful to not let zeal take over. Responsible, Authoritative and Practical characterises Capricorn. 23 24 MJ Time to stamp your authority on matters and this will require you to take on responsibility. 25 ] New Moon J There is a lot more stability in the air and this period should be more productive. Take the opportunity to put structures into place that will help realise the goals that have been identified. 26 27 MK Think outside the square and this will help set new directions. 28 29 ML Sensitivity and empathy can be useful now. 30 31 MA Take the initiative and lead the way in finishing what has been left undone.

A GUIDE TO THE ZODIAC SIGNS A Aries – fire B Taurus – earth C Gemini – air D Cancer – water E Leo – fire F Virgo – earth

G Libra – air H Scorpio – water I Sagitarius – fire J Capricorn – earth K Aquarius – air L Pisces – water

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LUNAR PHASES AND PERSONALITY TYPES Lunar phases occur as a result of the relationship between the Sun and the Moon. This cyclic relationship produces the lunar cycle and everyone is born at a particular point in this cycle. A birth can be labelled as a “first quarter” “full moon” or “balsamic”. The lunar phase a person is born in refers to the relationship between the person’s Sun (the sense of self) with their Moon (their emotional expression and security). Therefore, the lunar phase that a person is born in can reflect how that person deals with life - the nature of the energy and their attitude to life and how they deal with it. The lunation cycle is a visible symbol of our place in the larger cycle of life. Without a calendar, we cannot accurately pinpoint our day of birth,

however, we can easily discern our “Moon” birthday simply by looking at the phase of the Moon. Every month, each and every one of us resonates to that aspect of the Sun-Moon relationship that is imprinted in our psyches. This describes the basic capacity of the person to relate to life generally. In order to find the lunation phase you are born under, you can consult an almanac for the year and find out what the Moon phase nearest to when you were born. Dane Rudhyar, a famous astrologer developed the theory of phases and used it to develop the eight lunation types of personality which we will be discussed in a series of short articles over the coming issues.

A NEW MOON occurs when the Moon is less than 45 degrees ahead of the Sun. For a period of three and a half days every month, there is a New Moon and all births during this period will have a New Moon in their chart. Mari Garcia is a professional consulting astrologer. She is co- principal of ASTRO MUNDI, which offers astrological education for the beginner and the professional. Mari is a Council Member of the Astrological Guild of Educators International and is a founding member of the Forum of Professional Astrologers. For information telephone 8563 9182 or 0421 326 001 or email:

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I meet many people who are on a healing journey and I hear countless stories of how tragic accidents or illnesses have become turning points, changing their lives. My own healing story is not unusual or remarkable, but I made a decision to change and deliberately set out on a course that gave me an opportunity to grow. It was Boxing Day, 1979 when my family was told to prepare for the worst as I lay in hospital in intensive care, attached to a life support system. They were told that, if I lived, the injuries I had sustained in a head-on collision meant I might never be able to lead a normal life. This accident marked the start of a new stage of my life and an awakening to a new reality. After nine weeks when I could be moved, I made my first clear decision to change. In order to be transported to another hospital closer to my family, I was taken out of traction and placed in a plaster cast from my foot to under my ribs to encase my badly injured right leg. It was a harrowing experience as nurses and physiotherapists held me to apply the plaster. When the doctor came later that day to inspect the job, he found the cast hadn’t been made correctly and would have to be cut off and done again. The next day as they sawed off the hard plaster and applied the new cast, I grew frustrated and angry and suddenly realised the nature of the situation I was in. From that moment, I committed to getting better. That decision, together with the 400km road ambulance trip and a new hospital and surroundings, ‘woke’ me up. The lights came on and have remained on ever since. After three months, I remember quite clearly starting to walk again. Using a walking frame, I would very slowly and carefully walk around the ward. I was so excited that I was making progress. One of the nurses would lead me to other patients who were feeling down and depressed, encouraging me to tell my story. I could see the change in their eyes and the healing process taking place. Since that day I have been inspired to share all that I learn and know, to be

able to receive more. It was now August 1998 and I had arrived in Beijing, China to attend the 4 th World Conference on Medical Qigong. My teacher suggested that I go, as it would be a great opportunity to meet other Qigong practitioners. When the master gives an order you just do it. I attended many workshops by professors and masters which included theory and specific Qigong training methods. All my previous years of training were coming to fruition as I realised that I knew more than I thought I did. I spent a lot of my spare time with Professor Jerry Alan Johnson, an American Qigong Grand Master who was writing a series of Medical Qigong books. What he told me had a big influence on the next stage of my journey. He explained his understanding of the progression of developing yourself within the Chinese Healing Arts. We generally start with the martial forms of Qigong. Becoming the warrior when we are younger shows us a way of learning discipline and structure, and building the Qi. From the warrior we start to enquire and question our self and become the scholar and study the classics on medicine, art, philosophy and spirituality. This leads us to the healer, healing our self both physically and emotionally, awakening spiritually and healing others as a way of gaining merit for the negative karma accumulated from the warrior. This leads us to become one with the universe, the Dao, God or whatever your understanding of the divine. I have told this story many times, thank you Jerry, mainly to groups in rehabilitation programs. I explain that you don’t want to be the warrior when you are 65 years of age, still fighting in the streets for your existence. By that age we should have moved through life, learning from our adventures and growing and developing to become a valuable member of the community. My Taijiquan and Qigong training, at this being twelve years and the last ten years had fully enveloped my life. However, by meeting other practitioners at the conference and being exposed to the world stage I realised that I was still in the early stages of


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this journey into the Chinese Healing Ar ts. I knew when I star ted that it would take a long time; the Chinese have a word for this, Gong Fu (Kung Fu) which translates to skill and time. It takes time to acquire a skill; there is Gong Fu in gaining skills in all areas of life. It’s important to take your time, set your destination and work towards it and factor in the time it’s going to take to arrive there. It’s like the foundations of a bridge which need to be solidly grounded in the ear th to enable people to cross safely. I never had a great interest in the martial arts, my journey starting with Taijiquan was mainly to regain strength and discover the inner peace that I experienced when I had that near-death experience. Jerry’s story was making sense and it was time to give away the warrior. By 2002 I had stopped teaching and practising Taijiquan (Martial Qigong) and I was committed to studying, researching and sharing Medical Qigong and meditation. Simon Blo w is the author of numerous Blow books, DVDs and audio CDs about this ancient healing art. He is a Sydneybased master teacher (Laoshi) who has been leading regular classes, workshops and retreats for beginning and continuing students since 1990. Simon has received training and certification from Traditional Chinese Medical Hospitals and Daoist Monasteries in China and Buddhist Monasteries in Australia has been given authority to share these techniques. He has been initiated into Dragon Gate Daoism and given the name of Xin Si, meaning Genuine Wisdom. Simon is a Standing Council Member of the World Academic Society of Medical Qigong in Beijing. www .simonb lo wqig ong .com or call www.simonb .simonblo low qigong (02) 9559 8153

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Obesity and Soft Drinks Obesity is among the fastest growing (pun intended) health problems in this country. Garment manufacturers are down-sizing the labels on garments from large to medium and medium to small, etc. The average sizes are getting bigger and bigger! We put the blame on diet and lack of exercise as the cause of obesity. They do have a lot to do with obesity; however, there is one more important element that we overlook: “soft drinks”. It is not the calories in soft drinks that I am addressing, but the acidity caused by non-caloric compressed carbon dioxide. Here is the scientific explanation. When we eat food, our stomach pH goes up; that is because food is not quite as acidic as the stomach. When stomach pH goes up, stomach cells must create hydrochloric acid and interjects it into the stomach to return it to its original acidic state. The question is, “How do stomach cells make hydrochloric acid?’’ Pathologists know the answer. Three common molecules in the stomach cells - water (H2O), carbon dioxide (CO2) and sodium salt (NaCl) - are combined to produce hydrochloric acid (HCl) and sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3): H2O + CO2 + NaCl = HCl + NaHCO3. The hydrochloric

acid goes into the stomach and the sodium bicarbonate goes into the bloodstream. Bicarbonate in the blood acts as an alkaline buffer and maintains the blood pH constant by neutralizing acid in the blood. When there is a lack of bicarbonate in the blood, the blood converts liquid acid into solid acid such as fatty acid, uric acid, kidney stones, and cholesterol. This is the body’s survival mechanism to maintain a constant blood pH, because acid blood pH means death. Acid accumulation coagulates blood and blood circulation becomes poor, resulting in the development of degenerative diseases. This is the process of weight gain and aging. What does this have to do with soft drinks? Hydrochloric acid is produced by stomach cells when food is consumed and stomach pH increases; however, if highly acidic soft drinks were to be consumed with a meal, the stomach pH would not increase, stomach cells would not produce any hydrochloric acid, and the bloodstream would not receive any sodium bicarbonate. Contrary to this is drinking high pH alkaline water with a meal; which would induce the production of more

hydrochloric acid, thereby putting more sodium bicarbonate in the bloodstream. We are extremely concer ned about calories and fat contents of fast foods, but we are in complete denial when it comes to consuming highly acidic soft drinks served at fast food restaurants. In addition to diet and exercise, if we would stop drinking carbonated drinks, and, instead, drink high pH alkaline water, we would win the battle against the bulge. Diet soft drinks do not make much difference when it comes to acidity caused by compressed carbon dioxide. Just like regular high caloric soft drinks, diet ones block the interjection of sodium bicarbonate to the bloodstream. Medical science has discovered that as we age, especially after the average age of 45, the bicarbonate concentration in our blood diminishes. This explains why around the age of 45, a “healthy” person suddenly discovers that he or she has symptoms of diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, etc. The world considers the loss of bicarbonate in our blood as the inevitable result of aging. I have, however, discovered that bicarbonate loss is not the r esult of aging, but it is the very cause of physiological aging. Therefore, if we can replenish bicarbonate to our blood, just like recharging a battery, we can remain healthy and live longer. This is my new theory on “Aging and Reverse Aging”. Sang Whang is an engineer, scientist, and inventor, Mr. Whang specializes in chemistry and water among other fields.


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Herbal Healers: Chamomile Chamomile is a calming friend for your nervous system. It relaxes you and helps ease stress. It relieves tension in your body and mind. When you work with chamomile youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll notice a greater sense of peace from within. This herb is ready and willing to help you. Chamomile wants you to relax and enjoy life. Therefore, it quickly and effectively brings you the comfort you need. Whilst considered a â&#x20AC;&#x153;gentleâ&#x20AC;? herb, it hits the spot when needed. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had a terrible drive to work, or had a stressful conversation, this herb helps. Sitting down and having a cup of soothing chamomile tea can ease your discomfort. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll heal the nerves so you can get on with the day ahead.

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Chamomile is a wonderful relaxer. It calms the nervous system and removes tension. It eases stress, reminding you to take deep breaths to calm yourself. It works on your muscles, encouraging them to release any tension. Whilst chamomile calms you, it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t sedate you. It is perfectly fine to take all through the day. Herbs resonate with your body and intelligently know when you need more of a particular action. If you take chamomile during the evening

itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll promote a restful night of sleep. However, during the day can bring energy and vitality. This is the magic of herbal medicine. When you work with nature your body responds to the innate healing it has known for centuries. Chamomile also has a digestive action. It can soothe your tummy and act as an anti-inflammatory. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll balance your digestive system for greater regularity. Children can be given cooled chamomile tea to drink. This will help with stomach upsets and encourage appetite. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s perfect for fussy eaters. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also excellent when teething. Energetically chamomile helps find your voice. It gives you courage and strength to say what you believe in. It opens up the throat chakra allowing you to both speak and write with love. By balancing your energy youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re better able to connect with your angels and guides.

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The most widely known use of chamomile is as a tea or infusion. To be honest chamomile tea bags are the lowest form of chamomile available. Generally the quality is poor. This means your healing potential lowers. Yes, tea bags are an easy

and tasty option. However, I urge you to try good quality chamomile. Experience the difference in taste and feel. Buy organic chamomile flowers from a reliable source. Or, ask your Naturopath, or Herbalist for contact details. If you must use tea bags purchase organic. Another option is to buy empty tea bags (they do exist) and put good quality chamomile inside. I prefer to brew my chamomile infusion traditionally, using a teapot. This prevents the vital oils from escaping in the steam. You can make your infusion as strong or weak as you like. A guideline is one teaspoon per cup of water. Add an extra spoon for balance. Allow to steep for at least fifteen minutes. Enjoy your infusion hot or cooled, two or three times a day. Consider adding your infusion to a relaxing bath. Soak in the water and allow the chamomile to soothe your body and mind.

what Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m talking about. Whilst being incredibly effective, the taste has something to answer for. Given that tinctures, and extracts, are strong plant medicines, they taste strong. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always best to dilute your tincture with a little water or juice. Your individual situation will determine your dose. To help relax during the day, ten drops may be sufficient. To ease a tension headache, or sudden stressful event, you may need 2ml every

I prefer German Chamomile oil over Roman. The blue colour of the oil represents tranquillity and peace. It opens the doors to communication and calms the mind. German Chamomile essential oil is a little more expensive, but well worth the investment. Often you can purchase it as a 3% dilution in Jojoba oil. This is perfectly fine to use. Essential oils give the best response when theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re inhaled. Never swallow essential oils. Place five drops of the oil into an aromatherapy diffuser/lamp. The healing energies of the chamomile will spread throughout your surroundings. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll help yourself, and

those around you, to enjoy a calm and peaceful day. Do this in the evening to assist with sleep. A great method for children but please ensure the oils, and diffuser, are out of reach. All of the preceding information is meant as a guide only and is not meant to replace proper medical care. Please speak with your health care professional before under taking any of the above mentioned advice. Robert Reeves is a Naturopath whose passion for helping others started as a young boy, spiritually gifted and highly intuitive. Robert uses his psychic insight and mediumship abilities with his Naturopathic training to help his clients reach their utmost potential. Phone: (02) 4648 4200 or 1300 668 772. E-mail: inf o@r ober tr ee info@r o@rober obertr tree eevves Web: www .r ober tr ee www.r .rober obertr tree eevves

Tinctures and Extracts

Generally these are only available through your Naturopath, or Herbalist. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re liquid extractions of chamomile. Tinctures are taken as liquid doses. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re convenient, providing your body with enough chamomile to get a result. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve taken liquid herbs before youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll know

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Have you got your Zenki? Water is the life blood of all things on Ear th, including us - we are comprised of more than two thirds water. Water is a life force and it brings energy to our lives. To take care of our bodies it is important to ensure the water we drink is as pure as possible. Fiona Falzon – founder of Zenki drink bottles, had a vision to create a safer way to drink water. “I was surprised to learn just how toxic drinking from plastic and aluminium bottles can be. I had no idea of the potential health risks I was exposing my children to. I wanted to find a way to not only provide a high quality, safe drinking bottle, but also increase well-being through the use of healing art.” So Zenki was born – with bottles made from only the good stuff: 100% certified food grade stainless steel 304 (a thicker and higher grade material than many other

cheaper stainless steel bottles on the market) plus BPA and Phthalate free. Unlike plastic (PET) bottles, Zenki bottles don’t leach those nasty chemicals that may cause a number of health risks and complications, including limiting your capacity to channel and access the energy around you. The Zenki “Hi-Vibes” range has been lovingly created with the energising power of words and symbols in mind. Whether you are energetically aware, or just love the designs these bottles will give you a real lift wherever you go! They also work very well as part of any energy work you do on yourself or others by amplifying and providing pre and post energetic support. Users all over Australia are discovering the power of Zenki’s “HiVibes” range, including Dean who discovered Zenki at the recent White Light expo:

“I bought some of your Sri Yantra bottles at the White Light expo and am overwhelmed by the energy I now have. It’s boundless!! Thank you, thank you, and thank you. More people like you can only be better for the planet. Love and Joy to you all!!” - Dean “Sri Yantra” is one of Zenki’s most popular designs in the “HiVibes” range. The Sri Yantra is the most powerful of all the yantras. It is the yantra of creation and is used to change all aspects of one’s life for the better: Sri meaning “wealth, light, wisdom and for tune” and Yantra meaning “instrument”, Sri Yantra removes negative energy. Taking inspiration from Dr Emoto’s work on the way words can impact the molecular structure of water, the popular “Good Vibes” bottle is covered in an inspiring range of positive words. Sending out positive vibes can help you bring peace, harmony, clarity, and tranquillity to your life. Saving our environment, personal health, and energetic growth are impor tant to us all. When you purchase a Zenki re-usable stainless steel bottle, you can feel confident that from your first sip to the last, you are getting nothing but what you put into your bottle and taking a step towards reducing your impact on our environment. Taste and feel the difference! For more information and to check out the full range of Zenki bottles visit our website

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GOLDEN RULES OF HEALTH #1 – Feed super nutrition to every cell in your body every day. Modern life can beat you up. Most people today live on a diet of overprocessed and too much overcooked food. Not to mention coffee, sugar, chocolate, junk food, prescription drugs and alcohol. Our environment is more toxic, has more chemical pollutants in it and less oxygen than ever before. There are 4000 new chemicals here this year that were not here last year. Most of us suffer from lack of exercise, lack of sleep and unheard of levels of stress. This constant bombardment we call “modern living” devours nutrients quicker than anyone can put them in. Everyone in the Western world is nutritionally depleted. A lack of nutrition in your blood can cause everything from low energy and a weak immune system to virtually any disease. Your speed and ability to recover are greatly reduced when you are nutritionally depleted. Nutrition is what builds every cell, every organ, every metabolic chemical in your body. Nutrition is what builds your body, it is what you are made of. Ever heard the saying “you are what you eat”? Having a rich supply of nutrition in your blood gives you more energy, vitality, strength, protects you from disease and illness and if you get sick, speeds up your recovery dramatically. It is not how much you take but how much you assimilate. Even in perfect health, it is difficult to digest and assimilate isolated vitamin and mineral tablets. But if you are sick, it is even harder. So if you are sick, stop throwing your money down the toilet where the isolated vitamins and minerals are going and start giving your body something that it can recognise – wholefood nutrition. What really counts is not how many milligrams of this or that nutrient you can take but how much of what you are taking is actually ending up in your bloodstream and getting to the organs that need it. Eden

SuperFood uses numerous singlecelled microplants. What this means is that your body can recognise it very quickly and assimilate it in minutes right into your blood where you need it. God through nature has blessed us with certain foods and herbs that are so nutritionally potent, concentrated and complete that they have come to be known as superfoods. This perfectly balanced blend of superfoods will supply you with a wide range of natural food source vitamins, minerals, amino acids and essential trace nutrients. Talk about a natural blood builder. When you use any other herbs, they tell your body to do and create something, like the way proper Echinacea tells your body to build more immune cells and immune chemicals. But Echinacea cannot build T-cells from thin air, pizza and beer. It needs your help, it needs nutrition. So when your blood is rich with nutrition, all of the other herbs you may be using do their job better, faster and more completely. All the natural healing programs you are doing using up your valuable time will work instead of you just wasting your time. This is because instead of nutritionally depleted weak blood, you now have high octane nutrient rich fuel. Getting that extra nutritional blast from these superfoods can be the missing link you have been searching for in your natural health program. Almost all vitamin/mineral supplements are man-made using horrible substances that they cooked up in a laboratory. I do not trust man-made, highly processed nutrition created in laboratories and neither should you! Man-made nutrition is full of holes, incomplete. Don’t risk your health on it. Eden SuperFood is made by God from natural foods. We just mix it together. Nature is very complex, complete and was designed and created by God. Plants contain every vitamin, mineral and nutrient known to man, some of which won’t ever be discov-

ered, understood or even realised. I trust God-made nutrition because it is complete nutrition. Eden SuperFood is the perfection of nature versus the folly of man (Psalm 104:14). So if you are like me and felt ripped off when the toxic vitamin and mineral rocks didn’t get you well, then I invite you to try Eden SuperFood today. The real bottom line will be when you see how you feel after you use it. If your experience is anything like the thousands of calls, emails and letters we get, it will be life changing. We literally get hundreds of testimonials from customers who have life changing healing experiences from taking Eden SuperFood. Without a doubt it wins the People’s Choice awards and is our number 1 selling product by far for good reason. More energy, weight loss, clearer mind, stronger hair, better nails, better moods are just some of the comments we get when people star t taking Eden SuperFood. Do yourself a favour and change your life today! Contact Eden Healthfoods on 02 6587 6100 or visit Steven is a naturopath and master herbalist from Dr Christopher’s University of Natural Healing in the USA. To contact Steven please visit


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TOOLS FOR HEALTHY LIVING Thermomix – the world’s smallest smartest kitchen It can do the work of more than 10 other kitchen appliances - with just one blade and bowl! You can set the timer and cook, steam, mince, grate, mix, blend, crush, chop or knead. You can use the inbuilt scales for precise measuring of ingredients. All these functions save you time in the kitchen, giving you healthier, tastier food with less additives. You also consume less packaging, water and energy while saving money.

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More and more Australians are turning to alternative health therapies as a means to seek a holistic approach to their health and overall well-being. The diversity of this sector is immense with branches in as many specialties and interests as you can imagine. Australians spend millions of dollars each year on seeking assistance in the complementary health industry, highlighting the enormity of this area and its ever growing appeal. The opportunity for making a living in this industry became real and available, especially when facilitated by learning institutions that specialise in nurturing and developing practitioners in this field. If you (or someone you know) are interested in finding complementary medicine and complementary medicine schools, let career training within fast-growing industries like massage therapy, kinesiology, aromatherapy, reflexology,and others get you started! Explore the opportunity for learning in a vocation that appeals to you and embrace the prospects in complimentary health.

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Scientists studying the health and longevity of many of the world’s oldest & healthiest people, discovered the secret lay in the quality of the water they drank every day. What the scientists discovered was that water underwent a transformation as it bubbled and cascaded over mineral rocks in pristine mountain streams and as it gushed from underground streams. They discovered that indeed - not all water was the same! These waters had properties that enhanced life and they called it the Water of Life. Today those same scientists have recreated nature’s processes to produce zazen Essential Water, with the same exceptional qualities so we can help you nurture yourself and your family. We know your body will love you for it! Our Zazen Essential Water system, replicates Mother Nature’s water cycle transforming your drinking water into healthy, filtered, alkaline mineral water that tastes great and assists you to hydrate immediately at a cellular level. For more information, visit


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We welcome you to come and meet with our professional, fully qualified , ANTA Accredited Practitioners, committed to helping you to achieve better health and wellness naturally.

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B.H. Sc. (Hom), Dip Hom Med., Cert Bowen Th. Cert Emmett Th. Homeopathic Practitioner, Bowen and Emmett Therapist, Reiki Practitioner I found homeopathy thir ty years ago when my children developed repeated acute bouts of respiratory illnesses in their early years. After many visits to doctors and many prescriptions of antibiotics without any real improvement, I began looking for a better way of resolving their problems. It was then that I read a book about homeopathy and found a homeopath who was able to resolve the problems without the worrying side effects of chemical drugs. I was so impressed that I decided to study homeopathy and began practise as a homeopathic practitioner in 1985. The last thir ty years have been the most rewarding of my life. I have been able to learn many life experiences from my patients, as well as helping most of them to be able to balance their health and live rewarding lives, without compromising their immune systems with chemical drugs. I look forward to continuing my homeopathic experiences at Health Options with two likeminded and much respected practitioners in Kel Boys and Zara Borg. Together we look forward to making a difference in the lives of our patients and working with them at Health Options to promote alternative medicine for the benefit of the general public.

Zara Borg

BAppSc. (Microbiology/Biochemistr y). Adv.Dip.Nat.; Adv.Dip.Nut.; Adv.DipWHM. Qualified Hemaview Practitioner My interest in natural ways to obtain and maintain health started some time ago whilst working as a research scientist for ten years in various fields including Reproductive and Developmental Biology. I noticed that despite the wonderful research being done by many dedicated professionals, the general health of the population was not really improving… you didn’t need to be a scientist to work that one out! Chronic conditions such as allergies, anxiety, arthritis, asthma, cardiovascular disease, depression, obesity and diabetes are all on the rise despite the “vastly improved” living conditions we have, compared to our predecessors. Why should this be the case, despite our record spending on medical health care services? In our endeavour to relieve the symptoms of a state of ill health, we seem to be forgetting what those symptoms are there to tell us – that there is something wrong with our being, and it needs us to stop and listen to it, to help connect our mind with our body so the two can work together to once again bring about

functioning health. Natural Medicine aims to rebalance your body from a state of dis-ease to wellness by understanding you, the patient as a totality of body, mind, and spirit Having personally experienced the many benefits of working with the body to achieve better health, I would love to share with you the enjoyment that comes with taking an active role in your overall health and wellbeing. As a holistic healthcare practitioner, I embrace both scientifically based analysis and treatment options, with equal importance given to the harmony of your body, mind and spirit. As a Naturopath, I utilize dietary ideas, herbal and nutritional support and lifestyle choices to help you regain and/or maintain your health and enjoyment of life. So come on in, and meet our team of dedicated natural health practitioners working together to combine our vast expertise for the best health outcome for you. We look forward to meeting you and helping you discover for yourself you do have positive Health Options.

Kel Boys

BVSc Adv Dip Homeopathy Cer t Homotoxicology and Biopuncture It took thirty years to open my eyes to Natural Medicine. Until then I considered it to be “hocus pocus”, an attitude based on uninformed opinion, and sadly not an uncommon attitude shared by my colleagues when I practiced Veterinary Medicine. I was not looking for a career change, but knew that there had to be an alternative to the conventional medicines which were doled out for certain conditions without, in many cases, much success in curing. I was introduced to Homeopathy and in par ticular Homotoxicology and I saw these powerful techniques work brilliantly in animals. This got my attention and enthused me to return to study. The more I learnt, the more enthused I became. I am still learning and still constantly amazed by the results. In 2005 I sold my Veterinary practice to focus on Natural Medicine in people, using a whole new frontier of treatment application which is far safer, and as effective; if not more effective, than the use of pharmaceutical drugs. Of course mainstream medicine has come a long way and is necessary and indeed life saving in some instances. However, there remains a shadow over the use of some prescription medicines, procedures and their side effects. Today I treat my patients with medicines which are not only clinically effective, but safe and non-invasive. The Hipocratic philosophy of “do no harm” can be practiced with confidence, and brings in most cases a successful outcome. Working with fellow Homeopathic and Naturopathic practitioners provides an opportunity to consider different approaches to treatment I would not have perhaps considered.

Australerba TRIM TEA An integrally prepared herb tea which rids the body of waste and promotes elimination. It is prepared from Senna Pods, Burdock Root, Fennel, Chapparel, Yellow Dock, Uva Ursi, Dandelion, Centella Asiatica, Elder Flowers, Juniper Berries, Cloves and Cardamom. Useful during periods of cleansing the system from waste.. Also available from Australerba : • ANTI STRESS (For your relaxation) A soothing and delicately perfumed blend reducing tension, integrally prepared from Chamomile, Peppermint, Lemon Verbena, Balm, Lavender, Orange and Bergamot Extracts. Wonderful if you feel tense, helps you to learn to relax. • NIGHT CAP (For Better Sleep)An integral preparation from Passionflower, Chamomile, Lavender, Lemongrass and spices. • PICK-ME-UP (For Temporary Relief of Tiredness) A vigorous herb tea from Peppermint, Rosemary, Summer Savory, Ginger and Pepper. • DIGESTIVE pleasant blend for after-meal teas, integrally prepared from Small Centaury, Coriander, Ginger, Cardamom, Mugwort, Turmeric, Cinnamon, Peppermint, Rosemary and Pepper. Contact Australerba, 27 Bligh St Ridleyton SA 5008. Ph (08)8346 0631

The Moon ~ Der Mond ~ La Luna ~ Le Monde ○

BY IRIS DETENHOFF Many myths have evolved around the constantly changing but ever present moon. With her gravitational pull on water she plays a vital role in all physical functions and the natural life and death cycle on our planet. Hence the moon’s strong affinity with women, children and goddesses alike. Traditionally people throughout the world worked with the seasons and cycles. Mainly because it was futile to work against nature and survival depended on good land and health management. It made sense to plant and water seeds in spring. It was just practical to go out with the tide, instead of struggling against it. Mass production and consumerism shifted the olden, natural ways into the background and for a while it seemed industrial and technological advances could overrule natural cycles. However we are realizing that we are not exactly dominating nature and a lifestyle in harmony with nature’s seasonal cycles is healthier and more sustainable. Nowadays more gardeners and farmers grow abundant, healthy and nutritious food without the use of chemicals when tending to their gardens and far ms by the moon phases. What if you tended to yourself in the same way? You will be pleasantly surprised to find out that you can extend the same principles to your own wellbeing, to your family, pets, home and work. We know that the moon’s gravity causes high and low tides in our oceans. Did you know the same push and pull happens on a cellular level as well? Considering that on average a living organism is made of 75 % water, the moons effect needs to be acknowledged. As the moon waxes and becomes fuller over the period of two weeks, cells absorb and retain moisture and anything contained in it. At this time all measures taken to nourish and strengthen are most beneficial and nutritious food, teas and supplements like vitamins and minerals are assimilated more effectively. We also tend to gain weight, retain water and absorb toxins more easily while the moon is waxing. Knowing this can help us balance the extremes of over and undersupply of certain foods and stimulants. Migraine and headache sufferers will notice that the likelihood of an episode is much higher when the moon is waxing or full in the sign of Aries (Aries rules the head and brain). Therefore it is worthwhile to cut down or avoid stimulants like caffeine, nicotine, chocolate, cheese and wine at this time. Are you wondering why the best time to buy shoes for sensitive feet is on a waxing moon in Pisces? Again, when the moon is waxing

in Pisces ( rules the feet and toes), our feet tend to retain water, effectively expand and are quite sensitive to pressure. Therefore if we buy shoes that fit well on a day like that, chances are they will always be comfortable. Why is the second quar ter, the week before full moon, the best time to seed above ground vegetables? In the waxing phase, seeds also absorb moisture, swell and expand. Close to full moon they sprout and after the full moon the sprout taps into the ground and develops a healthy root system during the waning phase. In the two weeks between full and new moon, the moon is waning and cells are releasing moisture and eliminating waste. All steps taken to deep cleanse and detox are supporting the body, plant and environment in its natural mode In the waning moon phase is nutrients or toxins are absorbed less efficiently now and you won’t put on weight so easily. A favorable time for fasting, lymphatic drainage, detoxifying mud wraps and cleansing facials, as anything eliminating is more effective. While the moon is waning and cells are in elimination mode, soil is absorption mode. Nutrients freed by the decomposing process are absorbed by the soil and make this the best time to prepare the ground for planting seedlings in the waxing phase. Why is the best time to lay wooden floor boards when the moon is waning? During the two weeks of waxing, timber absorbs moisture from the atmosphere and actually expands. After the full moon, when the impulse changes from waxing to waning, floor boards are releasing moisture; they effectively shrink and leave gaps. By timing important and daily activities to natural seasons and cycles, we achieve better outcomes, use fewer resources and produce less waste. It does not cost the earth to effectively reduce our ecological foot print ‘One small step for man is one giant leap for mankind’, Neil Armstrong Iris Detenhoff is the author and publisher of the Moontime Diary. She studied general nursing in Munich and migrated to Australia in 1987. Her strong interest in nature, health, astrology and anthroposophy has guided her to publishing a yearly almanac as this moon diary turns out to be. For inquiries please contact us at: or phone: 02 6684 2770


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SoulConnection with NICOLE CODY

Finding Joy So many people I speak with are discontented with their lives. When I ask them what it is they are seeking, most of them say “I just want to be happy”. Perhaps you have even said it yourself. But “being happy” won’t be the solution these people are seeking, because the nature of happiness is not lasting. And it is not up to someone else to make you happy, or fulfil you. What most people mean when they chase happiness, is that they are craving more Joy in their lives. What they are really saying is that they can’t live with the pressure they are under, or the emptiness in their hearts. They are looking for that sense of quiet tranquillity and emotional fulfilment that seems to elude them. Happiness is a transient emotion. You might experience happiness when someone gives you flowers, or when your team wins a sporting match. The feeling might last minutes, hours, or even a few days, but it never endures. Joy is much different to happiness. Joy is a state of well-being. It is an intrinsic feeling – it is part of you, and it never leaves you. Joy is what many of us know as Inner Peace –being comfortable and accepting of ourselves, and positive in our thoughts and outlook. So, what can make you feel “peaceful”? Money, status, houses, cars, possessions – these things won’t give you Inner Peace, although they may make you happy for a short while. Being a success in the eyes of society is no guarantee of Inner Peace either. Instead of judging our success as a person by what we have, and what we are (job, title, money) we can change the way we think and begin by accepting ourselves as we are right now, and finding gratitude for the many simple things in our lives. We don’t need to be in therapy for years to learn this - we simply need to adjust our perception, and view ourselves and our world through loving rather than critical eyes. Finding Joy is quite simple really. All it takes is some commitment and some personal reflection - things that are freely available to all of us. Joy and Inner Peace come through being self-aware and self-fulfilled. When we live our lives in a way that allows us to be passionate about who we are and what we do in our lives, when we live with authenticity and grace, this leads us to a place of calm, peace and Joy. These emotions come from within – no-one else can give this joyful state of being to us. To find Joy we also need to honour our unique gifts and talents. Find space in your life for your Dreams. Make time for them, whether it’s planning a trip, or writing a book. Think about what you are good at, and what you like to do. Then find a way to do and get better at that thing. You might need to spend more time doing that thing, or perhaps there is a course you can do, a book to read, or others to learn from. Make a commitment to explore your interests and talents, even if this is just for 30 minutes a week. Strive for excellence, not perfection. Wishing but not acting will never give you the results you desire! Worry about the things you CAN do, and leave the things you can’t do. Taking small steps will dramatically change your life for the better if you are consistent in taking those steps. Be gentle with yourself and understand that by thinking in a positive way you will find the path that leads to a more satisfying way of life. Don’t stay trapped in a negative state. Negative thinking is like being under a big black cloud, and that dark place makes everything look hopeless, even when it’s not. Find out what perceptions and beliefs are holding you in that negative state and work to adopt a more positive view. Get help with this if you need to. Say to yourself, “Why not me? How can I have a better life?” and know that you are deserving of good. One of the best ways to immediately increase the Joy in your life is to practice unselfish giving. This can be done by being a good listener, by practicing kindness and compassion, by caring for animals and plants – all small things that cost only time and your energy. Being helpful to and considerate of others and our world can bring much pleasure and satisfaction to your life. We only live each moment once, so live richly and with Love. Light and Blessings be Yours! Nicole Cody is a Metaphysical Teacher and Channel. She specialises in Soul Blueprints, Life Direction Counselling and Spiritual Mentoring. For more information contact 07 3256 0815 or Or find her on Facebook.

Wisdom and Healing from Sacred Sites ○

BY AZRIEL RE’SHEL We are living in possibly one of the most unpredictable times in the history of the earth as we know it, and of this cycle of time. As we, as a collective, shift into a new consciousness that brings an entirely new way of being across the globe, there is a massive shaking up, a loosening of old systems, breaking up of lower consciousness, rigid forms of control, birthed not from love but from ego, so Divine flow can be re-established. One major manifestation of this we are seeing all over the planet, is in the ear th herself: cyclones, ear thquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions are the shaking up and off of denseness and lower vibrational energies that are causing destruction and devastation on our earth. Just as our bodies will have a healing reaction if, for example, we eat some-

thing poisonous or bad food, and then subsequently our body will “throw off ” the food or poison through vomiting and purging, trying to return to balance, so is the earth moving towards balance in a similar way. We are now moving towards harmony and oneness, the time of the Golden Age and the flowering of the heart. Sacred sites are portals of concentrated spiritual power anchoring light on the planet. In the last few years I have noticed a massive increase in both power and energy in sacred sites I’ve regularly visited. Sacred sites are helping rebalance humans and the earth by channeling healing energy and power that can purify and cleanse us of lower vibrational thoughts, emotions and energies. They work in the same way as a

spiritual master such as Christ, Ammachi, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, or Braco, where when you are in the presence of such a master, a powerful purification, opening and profound healing can take place. Sacred sites are living beings, living spiritual masters on our planet. By connecting with sacred sites we can greatly amplify our own healing, clear wounds and karmas, and open to the Divine. The more we as individuals clear, heal and raise our vibrations, the more we help the planet to heal. Over the years I’ve connected in meditation with places I haven’t been able to visit but have intuitively felt some healing medicine for me. A favourite sacred site of mine for many years was Lake Manasarovar in Tibet. I would travel there in meditation and dive into the watery depths of the lake and rest on the bottom gaining incredible clarity, cooling peace and healing. It was a respite on all levels and a palpable healing transference of energy. As I tuned into the sacred sites and started writing the messages I would travel to the sites and received some surprising healings, one such being with Hawaii. I’ve had a longing for some time to visit these powerful and beautiful islands. I was feeling truly exhausted one night, pressured by the demands of a family of four beautiful and energetic young children, as well as work pressures and before heading for much needed sleep I dropped into a meditative state and asked for healing with exhaustion. My usual practice is to lie on the ear th and connect my heart with Mother Earth, sending her love and then letting go of all fatigue and negative energy, allowing it to flow back into the earth and then feeling the exquisite healing


vital force of Mother Ear th flowing back to me. As I asked in meditation where I needed healing from, I was transported to Hawaii and the volcanoes on Kaui and Maui. I was told that this volcanic energy is specifically to help with fatigue and exhaustion. The sparks from the volcano burn away the patterns (mental, emotional, spiritual) creating fatigue, transmuting and transforming lower vibrational illusions, habits, ways of being and consciousness that create the illusion of fatigue and exhaustion. This healing then triggers the vital force so renewed energy and higher consciousness becomes our reality. So we’re resting in the truth of the universe where there is an infinite source of boundless energy. This is so appropriate for our times where so many people are feeling time speeding up and are feeling enormous pressures in their daily lives and as they traverse several worlds at once, trying to keep up with the immense changes. All great spiritual traditions have honoured our Mother, all indigenous peoples honour the sacredness of the ear th for they understand and connect with her as a living being. Mountains, river s, trees all have a spirit we can connect with. All of nature is deeply healing for us, par ticularly now. Walking in nature helps us dispel negativity drop into the slower, purer channel of the natural world, helping us to feel energized, at peace and clear. Sacred Sites are here absolutely to support our growth and journey on this ear thly plane. Each site supports us in a unique way and has different medicine, which explains why some people are drawn to some places more than others, or keep returning to different places. Spread across the blue planet each continent represents an energy, challenge and a gift that helps us on our path to ascension. The sacred sites on each continent help suppor t this movement towards our true self, helping to awaken in us the remembrance of our Divine nature and master aspects of ourselves. It’s no accident that today’s age is truly a global one of mass communication, mass global travel where people move all over the globe more and more, this is as much about rebalancing and returning to oneness as it is about curiosity and ease of travel. We are harmonising, strengthening parts of the self that need rebalancing, through travel to and living in foreign lands. Healing the past, opening the par ts of the self that need healing and energizing through the energies of the different landscapes we visit and interact with. Azriel Re’Shel and her husband Jeremy Ball run Transformational Tours, taking people to connect with wisdomkeepers and sacred sites for healing and transformation. Visit

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Eye on the Sky with Claire Hennekam, Astrologist

October-December 2011

Colour me Healthy ○

BY ANNA WILSON Colour is an excellent barometer of our well being, subtle changes in our colouring alert us to the state of our health. A rosy glow indicates health and fitness, but a ruddy complexion can speak of too much time in the sun, excess alcohol consumption, or you may just be red with pent up rage. A blue tinge indicates a lack of oxygen, poor circulation and being too cold. A yellow tinge indicates problems with the liver, and if you look green you’re going to be sick! When we shop for fresh food we are naturally attracted to the fruits and vegetables displaying the most vibrant colour s. We don’t choose green grapes with a grey tinge at the tip, because we know they must be losing vitality and going rotten. We check a punnet of strawberries to make sure there are no black spots, potatoes should not be green and we don’t want brown bananas. So we naturally use colour to assess our health, the health of others and to keep ourselves healthy. We instinctively know what shade of colour is health giving, for instance we would choose a lovely red apple from a bowl of apples, but if there were amongst them a dyed apple of a beautiful red, it would look weird, we wouldn’t want it, we want a beautiful natural red apple. We can tell the difference. So too, we wouldn’t mistake someone who was red with pent up rage, for someone with a rosy glow; or someone with an unhealthy yellow tinge, as having a golden tan. Colour speaks volumes; it is a language unto itself. If we pay conscious attention to the messages from colour it opens up a whole new world. Lets look at what health benefits we are getting when we choose a variety of different coloured fruit. Lets say we buy a yellow banana, some red cherries, a green apple, a green avocado, an orange apricot, some blue berries, a yellow grapefruit and some green figs. Between them we have the health giving properties of: Manganese, Iron, Copper, Magnesium, Calcium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Silicon, Chlorine, Sulphur, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Biotin, Vitamin E, Folic Acid, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Vitamin F. So we can simply choose lots of colourful fruits to eat, and know that by doing that we are choosing health-giving foods. Vegetables do not come in such a wide variety of colours

as fruits, but there are still enough colours for us to mix and match and know we are providing health. With vegetables there are many different shades of green, choose different shades to add variety. Lets say we buy some green or yellow asparagus, a deep red beetroot, some orange carrots, a red or green capsicum, a white cauliflower, a pale green lettuce, a dark green cabbage, an orange pumpkin, a red, white or brown onion and some green peas. Between them we have the health-giving properties of: Iodine, Chlorine, Sulphur, Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Calcium, Silicon, Nickel, Chlorophyll, Copper, Biotin, B complex vitamins, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Bioflavonoids, Vitamin P, vitamin U, Vital enzymes. So by choosing a variety of coloured vegetables and different shades of green, without even having to think about it we are giving wonderful health giving benefits to ourselves and to those who share our table. So when cooking, try to create a meal that is as colourful as possible, not only does it look appealing but also it ensures that your dish is full of vitality and health. Protein is limited in colour, nuts being shades of cream, legumes being white, green, cream, red, yellow, brown or black, tofu being white, cheese being white, cream, yellow or orange, fish being shades of

white or pink, poultry being white and meat being red. Actually legumes have the widest colour variety of all the proteins, I must up my intake! The type of protein you eat is dependent on whether you are vegetarian or lactose intolerant, and what is an acceptable form of protein emotionally for you to eat. But whatever protein you choose to consume, the same applies, you choose by colour. The tones should look fresh and natural, the tones should not look faded at the edges or have the look of mould. We know this instinctively and don’t need to be told not to buy something off colour. But it’s such a natural response we often don’t give enough thanks to colour’s guidance. Colour is an incredible friend and companion… if we listen to it. Colour will never steer us in the wrong direction. If we follow the guidance of colour in our health choices, we are naturally healthy. Live a colour filled life. Anna Wilson, Founder of the Colour Blueprint System, promotes joy creation through colour, taught at her school, ‘Almanac, a space for learning’ in Double Bay. Anna is a Registered Nurse, Meditation Facilitator and Energetic Practitioner. She believes in putting the joy into this moment, because it is from this point that we create. Phone: 0419 473 234 email anna@colourblueprints .com


Relationships, matters of the heart, success under duress Venus goes into Scorpio early in October and almost immediately forms a harmonious trine with Chiron, offering celestial assistance with healing our relationships on a deeper level. By mid-month, we need to look at what our hearts are really invested in, as Venus squares Vesta and the Gemini Moon helps to make a fleeting but constructive connection with Sun in Libra and Neptune in Aquarius. Shortly after a potent Scorpio New Moon on the 27th, we see the second trine of the year between Jupiter and Pluto. This time, though, the Sun is not so favourably placed and, with Jupiter doing some celestial backpedalling (ie. retrograde) until Boxing Day, the benevolent planet’s hands are mostly tied. Jupiter’s one ace here though is its placement in money-loving Taurus, and if anyone can make the best of a bad situation – par ticularly where finances are concerned – it’s those two.


Playing, planning, problem solving Pluto and Jupiter’s trine becomes a par ty when Mars in Leo brings some fire to a grand trine alignment right on the cusp on the 9 th. Jupiter even talks the Moon into a dance as she passes through Aries into Taurus that night, but depending on how this par ty plays out in your own

char t, this void of course Moon might leave the dance floor in tears if bold Mars decides to make a scene. The days following however provide clarity and oppor tunity, as Neptune and Chiron go direct and star t moving forward again, and Mars moves into Virgo, giving everyone the chance to consolidate any plans that perhaps leap into action around the time of Jupiter’s party. Mid November brings potent energy, particular for anyone with prominent Gemini planets. With Neptune in Aquarius and Saturn in Libra, the Gemini Moon completes an airy grand trine alignment. With Jupiter, Pluto and Mars still partying on the cusp, the sky is just a few degrees shy of a grand sextile. A near miss is perhaps nothing to write home about, but the energies will still be strong, even if everything around that time feels a little “off”. Don’t worry though – that feeling is sure to pass by the time the Sun enters Sagittarius on the 23rd. In the meantime, Chiron and Neptune crash the party when they oppose Mars on the 19 th. Be prepared for some turbulent, though constructive healing, particularly with the Sun squaring Chiron a few days later. Fans of eclipses will be delighted with the bonus solar eclipse for 2011, coming in Sagittarius on the 25th, helping us to dig a little deeper and possibly reveal some hidden

secrets, or even some buried emotions that are ready to be released. This process is helped along two days later as Venus enters Capricorn, making a beeline for Pluto and strengthening the now ear thy trine which now turns its focus to relationships. The Moon mediates in Capricorn briefly, before leaving them to it.


Slow and steady wins this race Sneaky Mercury goes retrograde on 24/11 and may stay under the radar for a while, but is likely to be exposed by 5/12, when the notorious tricker’s apparent power to mess with schedules, communications and electronics is heightened. Thankfully, it goes direct on the 14th, so you may wish to leave major electronic purchases on your Christmas list until after then. Another planet going direct in December is Uranus, who will resume its much anticipated journey towards what will become the most discussed aspect of 2012 and beyond – Ur anus square Pluto. Healing communication, possibly driven by pending practicalities or potentially even father issues, come to a head on the 11 th when the Gemini Moon – in the midst of a full lunar eclipse – forms a kite for mation with Saturn, Neptune, Chiron and Jupiter. It may bring with it some welcome opportunity and/or freedom, but will require a plan and some structure to have a lasting impact. Anyone with a prominent planet near the end

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of Gemini will buy themselves a little more time, as the Moon marches on. A spiritual yod alignment between Jupiter, Chiron, Neptune and the Moon on the 18th brings with it the potential to gain some insight into what may lie at the heart of any lack issues, be it about money, self-wor th or something else. Those with a prominent planet on or around the cusp of Pisces and Aries will be able to make best use of the inspired energy this aptly-named “Finger of God” can bring. The holiday season is likely to reward the hard-working and prepared, as a Capricorn New Moon joins us for Christmas dinner on the 25th. We can all breathe a collective sigh of relief the next day though when Jupiter goes direct, helping us to put in motion plans that have perhaps been stalled or slowed since August. A boost of power, for better or worse, when the Sun joins Pluto on the the 29th helps us to farewell 2011, as we are reminded of our responsibilities, personally and globally, going into 2012. Claire Hennekam is an astrologer and Reiki master who founded Emerald Astrology in 2005 ( Claire works from home in the Melbourne CBD as well as from Sahu Healing Space (www.sahu., a healing sanctuary she created to provide the space and resources for clients and practitioners to pursue their own healing journeys. She prepares various types of astrology reports for her clients, as well as running ‘astro-healing’ sessions, where she uses astrology, amongst other modalities, to connect clients back to their true selves. An astrologer and Reiki master, Claire Hennekam runs workshops and weekly meditation sessions in addition to seeing her own clients. She works out of Sahu Healing Space in Melbourne (, a centre she created to provide the space and resources for clients and practitioners to pursue their own healing journeys. You can contact Claire on 0407 359 347, or email

It is always the simple things that change our lives. And these things never happen when you are looking for them to happen. Life will reveal answers at the pace life wishes to do so. You feel like running, but life is on a stroll. This is how God does things. Donald Miller


Beliefs & Spiritual Evolution BY DAVID LANE

Points of view about what is right or wrong can and do change. If we compare our current views with those of our childhood; we will probably find that several if not many of our perspectives on life have changed. This is the result of a healthy mind because a healthy mind will reason and compare without initial judgement. We may find that what was once perceived as right is now perceived as wrong. What is really happening here is that what is right and what is wrong depends on the perspective that is applied. We know that perceptions are based on our belief systems which are based on the information that we hold in our “long term memory”. What we believe is also our truth! Any original or “first time” information is like a data base and all new incoming information is compared with and processed according to that information. We cannot help being influenced by this data and therefore we cannot help being biased towards our beliefs. This original data is also known as our core beliefs but these beliefs may be faulty because some of the original information may have been faulty or – misinformation. Many people believe that they can keep an open mind on any subject but they can’t help not making a biased judgement of what they believe is right or wrong. Some scientific research has shown that it is impossible for the researchers to keep their bias from affecting the outcome of any experiment. Why? We know that thought creates outcomes and it is the first stage of any creative process i.e. ‘thought word and deed’. We also know that thought affects matter. Thus; their biased thoughts will always affect the outcome of any experiment. This bias is also known as the placebo effect! We have to learn to manage or overcome our bias if we want to spiritually evolve to high levels of truth. This creates a problem because the human race relies on the opposite polarities of right and wrong to function. However; there is a lot of injustice in the world and there are continual arguments about what is right and what is wrong. Countries go to war believing that they are right and the irony is that most of the time; both sides believe that they are right. We all need to raise our consciousness to the higher concept of levels of truth if we are to avoid continuing these repetitive patterns of anger and hatred. One of Christian Ten Commandments is “Do not judge unless you be judged”. This brings up a question; “what is the best way to compare conflicting new and old information so as to make a judgement about which one is right?” New research or information is often discredited by those whose beliefs are threatened by the information. It is usually very difficult to make a judgement about what is right and what is wrong based purely on the arguments put forward by both sides. We know that it is nearly impossible for both sides to keep bias out of the argument and it is just as difficult to judge who is being biased and who

is not. If a person is well read on the subject then they may be in a better position to make a more informed judgement. However; even they will be biased in their judgement because they will have core beliefs that are influencing their perspective on the subject. The answer to the above question is; “don’t make any judgement at all”. Allow yourself to observe and understand both sides of the argument. Take it all on board as “information only” and do not judge it. One side may make more sense that the other or both may not make any sense at all. It does not matter what perspective you currently have, just treat the information for what it is – information. People mistakenly think that they need to have an opinion and so they make judgements. However; once that judgement makes its way into the “long term memory” it will be their “truth” and all new coming information will be associated against it. They will judge the new information according to what they know and the judgement will be affected by what they already believe and they cannot help being biased. Humans create a problem for themselves by associating their self identity and self worth with what they believe. Try imagining what it is like to not have any beliefs, it can be very unsettling. Now try this; accept that what you believe may not be entirely correct and that there may be a better understanding available. This would only be a higher truth and therefore it does not make your current belief right or wrong. Now recognise that your point of view (belief) is based upon the highest information that you currently have. Allow and accept another point of view for what it is; different information! Do not form an opinion of right or wrong. Allow all of the different information (truths) to sit in your memory and over time you will be much wiser to see the higher truth found in all the associated information. Judgement is affected by your bias and it will slow your spiritual evolution. Do not judge less you be judged! David Lane’s spiritual journey started out with Christianity but now includes many other understandings drawn from a diverse range of information. He believes that we are all individuals who have come to tread our own unique spiritual path. Visit



The soul is eternal. We do not die, we transform. There are now many books written on the subject of death, the life hereafter and reincarnation. This is no accident for the realm of Great Spirit, through many people and in many different ways, has been constantly and patiently trying to get the message through to us…We do not die, we transform! When we, the human race, “gets” that simple message then our lives on this planet will also begin to transform. The enormous grief that the people of Earth suffer from, when loved ones leave to return to their soul families, will begin to ease with the knowledge that the departed can still be in contact with them in gentle and helpful ways. At times when I need him most, my beautiful deceased husband always makes his presence known. There is always the message in one form or another, “It’s okay, I am here”. We may believe we are alone, that no-one cares or understands, but the simple truth is we never are alone, there is always someone with us in Spirit, loving us, helping us (if we will allow them) and guiding us. Not only are our ancestors, our soul family, constantly with us but all of us have our guides, guardian angels, masters, gods or goddesses (however we care to see the realm of those highly evolved souls) who are our teachers, those who are the light in our darkness, those who comfort us when we are distressed. When we allow ourselves to open the door to the possibility of allowing these beautiful ones to enter our life and help us, the help is instant even if we cannot see what is happening behind the scenes. I cannot count the number of people with whom I have had the great privilege to share their journey of self discovery as they begin to move through their grief and explore life beyond the grave. It is immensely freeing to know that there is more to life than simply existing. Simply existing is not living! To fully live is to be in a state of joy and peace, regardless of the lessons this world can throw at us. No one else can help us to live in a place of joy and peace. That is a choice we make for ourselves. Therapists can give us tools to help us on our journey but they cannot change us. We are the only ones who can bring change into our lives by making a conscious choice to fully live and not just exist. To do so often means moving out of our comfort zone and taking our first wobbly steps on the road to enlightenment, but the rewards are enormous. With the rewards comes the excitement of knowing that we are magnificent and beautiful souls, journeying on a planet called Earth, in a vast and incomprehensible cosmos. It is a privilege to be here, a Godgiven privilege. It is a wondrous and exciting journey to see people move through confusion and depression into a wholesome and worthwhile life. We don’t have to wait until we die to transform. Transformation can begin Now, in this very

instant, with the simple thought, “I wish to begin the transformation of my life into a more wholesome, happier and abundant one”. You are in control of your life. If you feel others are controlling your life it is because you, consciously or unconsciously, have given them permission. They cannot control your life unless you allow it. When you get the message that you are a beautiful soul; that your life is an eternal one; that you are journeying here to fulfil a purpose your soul wishes to complete; that you are more than flesh, bones, thoughts and feelings; that this journey can be a fabulous one if you allow it to be, then you will begin the process of transformation. It is not always easy. There will be times of testing, but these are the times when you discover your deep inner soul strength and courage. Without the testing one becomes complacent and our growth slows to a snail pace. A very wise and dear friend once said to me, “Joy, I see you walking across a ploughed field. Your head is down watching where you are putting your feet. It is rough and every now and then you slip and fall. What you need to do is stop, look up and see the green field just the other side of the fence”. Dallas is my wise elder for whom I have great love. Because of this wonderful and simple image she gave me I have placed a similar simple image on the home page of my website…Instead of looking down at the mud at your feet, look up and see the rainbow! May the blessings of Great Spirit be with you! Journey well! Joy is the author of When Do the Tears Stop? It is her dearest wish that, in sharing this journey, the love and help she received will be imparted to those who know the devastating pain of grief. Joy is trained in nursing and counseling, and has completed several courses enabling her to work in the field of grief. She also uses her gift as a medium to communicate with loved ones who have died and to introduce her clients to their spirit guides. For more information visit www.joybrisbane. com



GODDESS ISIS NOSTRADAMUS & AN ANGEL DISCUSS 2012 I can’t believe it’s finally here! There is great excitement in the spiritual realms as I write this article on the second day of spring here in Adelaide... with the excitement continuing to build as we welcome in the long talked about “End of The World” Year of 2012, with December 21 being given as the important time for this “Ending” or “Great Shift”. So I will do some short interviews with Goddess Isis, the ancient Egyptian Goddess of Prophecy, the famed 16th century prophet Nostradamus, plus the Archangel Metatron, Keeper of our Akashic or Soul Records. The words come through me from the Spirit world and I only make very simple corrections to preserve their authenticity.


So this year is MY YEAR – in numerology it’s a 5 Year – my Special Number! This year usually signifies challenges and challenges in one’s personal life – or in this case as it’s a World Number 5 the challenges and changes to be overcome will be felt by most people on this earth plane. As always those who have considered and meditated with this knowledge will allow themselves some extra time so they may deal with these diversions. We cannot say this will be a smooth year for earth because astrological Forces of Change are upon you now – but we can say most of you reading this will still be here alive and well at the end of next year! The changes to the earth in the form of volcanoes and large fires will be a hallmark of this year, plus, yes, more earthquakes in many areas recently affected will continue but never as severely. Earthquakes have happened for thousands of years but nuclear reactors and underground explosions have made them fatal to many more people and the damage will continue in this way. In Adelaide there may be some ear th rumblings too but no great harm will occur here as the crystals in the hills behind your city have been

activated as protective forces for you. We say all places energised with positive intent act as a strong buffer against radiation and destructive forces plus if you were to invoke the Divine Feminine in any Form (e.g. myself, Mother Mary or Kwan Yin) frequently this year your life will be safer and smoother at all times.


So 2012 has almost arrived – my predictions of havoc for your earth have already been realised. Now I am in the higher Spiritual Realms and I see you all like little white ants before the rain running here and there so quickly. But where can you run for safety when you did not heed my predictions of fire and famine and what you call radiation if the world did not answer the call to repent of dark deception and warmongering! You all look in your Ear th Magic Mirrors constantly (EJ note: iPhone & Computers!) but they reflect back more chaos and bring you more fear. So we offer no more predictions or interpretations of my Quatraines. We say that you are searching for answers from false prophets constantly and we are baffled by this. So Dear Persons even though many feared my prophecies in the end they were not as bad as the ones you listen to now! EJ note! Here Nostramus explained to me in visions about watching the nightly news – Do we all REALLY think the Weather Report will be totally accurate, the Politicians will follow through with their promises or the Media, Police and Army are reporting the full facts of events to us? So you live with confusion and disbelief of most written and spoken words and SO this is a large part of the reason for your confused and damaged minds, emotions and earth. N: Even you Elisabeth, you know many things about the future but you do not say them as you wish not to frighten the weak minded who prefer to live in hope that all that is being

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promised to them will one day appear as a true Message ( EJ: not Spam!) in their Earth Magic Mirrors EJ: Thank You for that insight. Do you have any words of hope to give us please? N: Yes! Peace is coming to this ear th but it will not come as you hope. We like to speak so you must consider every word carefully to find the answer. We always speak the truth and if you all did this too there would be very few real problems on this earth.

Your Intuition, where is it?


Blessed be, for as an Angel we always give you kind and wise words. Our role is to assist at this time of transition and many volunteers are here at this time on Ear th – LightWorkers, Indigo and Crystal Children. The young ones do not like lies and are prewired to cope on an earth with shifting energies. As you enter a critical time of chaos on earth know you choose to be here and your Soul is eternal. The dense earth energies choke many people as they fail to remember in time why they are here. We say that as you seek to speak the truth and draw light from the Angels through you to this earth you are anchoring Light that is needed for the enlightenment of mankind and your earth. The good news is we programmed all LightWor kers to awaken further each day en masse from 11/11/2011 onwards to 13/ 11/2013 and as this happens many of the solutions you are seeking will be given to you. Whenever you despair seek only guidance from us Angels and from your own Soul and know there is a Secret Divine Plan for you individually plus for Earth School that is awaiting activation now by those determined to remember it. ELISABETH JENSEN is the Principal of Isis Mystery School and teaches worldwide. She is able to communicate clearly with all in the spirit world and was Voted 2010 Australian Psychic of the Year. A former Registered Nurse her greatest mission in this lifetime is to awaken others to their own Divine Purpose for existence. Please visit or call 1300 558 075 for brochures.

BY HEIDI HANLEY There is a common misconception around intuition these days. A lot of people believe or think that their intuition stems from something outside of themselves and that this intuition can only be accessed through practices such as meditation, trance or prayer. Of course, we have all heard of the stories that make reference to angels or guides assisting people in their moment of need, these beautiful beings giving direction, guidance and clarity to the big questions and sometimes even saving lives. We hear of people using their guidance for many things, from finding their keys to finding the love of their life. We pray, we ask for help and we listen to the guidance that comes from outside of ourselves, believing that what we are receiving from the external has authority, wisdom and power. When a professional psychic uses their ability, they receive impressions from other people, divine beings and forms of consciousness to gather information on behalf of their clients. Amazing and profound insights can be received which bring healing and insight to the client. This information may be received through a vision, a smell, a feeling, words or sound. A psychic receives information from “outside” of themselves and they then translate and share this in whatever way is relevant. My question is this, though. Why necessarily, does another person, being, soul or consciousness know more about you than you do? Why do they possess

authority over your life and the choices you make? After reading for thousands of clients I have become very aware of the temptation to take the responsibility for self and our own power and externalize it. Imagine you have a very difficult decision to make about a relationship that you are in. Rather than looking within, you ask others about what you should do. Imagine phoning your mum and asking her what she thinks you should do about this relationship. Should you stay or go? More than likely your mother’s response will be one of love and support and she will offer her advice and direction from this level. Your mother will also likely have an underlying agenda, however, within the advice she offers you. Perhaps she’s always wanted grandchildren and thinks her time is running out so she encourages you to stay. Maybe she doesn’t like your partner or the work they do so she encourages you to go. It doesn’t matter what the agenda is, we all have a reason for what we say and do and how we communicate to others; even if it is as simple as wanting another person to be “happy”. This can underlie the guidance offered and lead us down a path that may not be for our highest good. Extending this fur ther, how often do we make our own decisions based upon lies we tell ourselves? We often look for someone to blame for our lives not running the way we want or we look to others to fix our lives for us.

This is a culturally accepted way of not taking responsibility for who we are, but deeper than that, it is a reflection of our disconnection in our relationship with our self. It seems to be a vicious circle. The relationship with self is the most fundamental of relationships and is what all other relationships are based upon. If there is not a solid relationship with self, then how can we create strong relationships with others and with the other aspects of our lives? Building and growing this self-connection is a way to truly know who you are and to know your heart centre intimately. From this place anything is possible. From this place you have access to your higher self, the highest expression of your soul force and you will be able to discern the self-guidance received. This aspect of you does not contain an agenda and holds no judgment and this is precisely the place where your heart-centered intuition occurs. Your heart-centered intuition will guide you to the best place, in the best way, with the best people and in the manner that is perfect for you. As a professional Relationship Intuitive, this is how I see my role, to help you establish, encourage and nurture your connection to your own higher self and hear tcentered intuition, building your relationship with self until you are able to do this on your own. This will give you back the power of you. Remember, you are your own God, Goddess, Angel and Guide all rolled into one beautiful, hear t centered human package. You are your own higher self and your own teacher. You are your own star, galaxy and universe. The moment you know this to be true is the moment you know, truly know, who you are. Heidi is a Relationship Intuitive who uses her natural hear t-centered intuition to facilitate you towards a deeper understanding of yourself and your life. This can be achieved through private sessions or specialised training. Heidi has worked for many years with clients, and is featured on radio, magazines, papers & TV. For more information visit

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Automatic Writing In my last article, I showed you how to visit your Spirit Guides and get to know them. I hope you achieved great success. This time, I would like to show you how to channel them through automatic writing. Automatic writing is a spiritual tool where you can subconsciously “channel” spiritual guidance, from your Higher Self, your Spirit Guides or your angels. You can also try to channel a loved one. It is a simple technique used by many mediums, using the gift of claircongnizance. Claircongnizance is the gift of clear knowing; knowing cer tain things without being told; the way the spirits put information into the thinking mind; an inspired idea or thought! It is a non-intrusive way to communicate with spiritual beings. You do not have to be a visual or tactile person; the beauty of automatic writing is that anyone can do it! Automatic writing is a great way to communicate with the other side eliminating fear. Through this very powerful tool, you obtain and write down the spirit’s perspective, and in effect, receive clear messages or answers to your burning questions. Automatic writing does not require you to be a great writer, an excellent speller or even extremely creative! Anyone can do this. Sometimes, you may be doing it without realising it! There are a few basic

steps to get you started in automatic writing. So, follow the steps below and give it a try!

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Basic Steps to Automatic Writing

I like to always begin any spiritual work by White lighting myself and asking for only Divine Intervention to assist through a heavenly presence. Anytime you begin spiritual work, remember you are opening yourself up to the other side. It is always a good idea to protect yourself by White lighting. • First, grab a blank piece of paper and pen (or use your computer and open up a blank word document.) • Put your thinking mind to the side. You are not consulting your thinking mind at all through this whole process. You want to create a flow of writing, without thinking about what it is you are writing. If you find this difficult, try to do a breathing technique and visualise all the thoughts exiting your mind. You want the writing to feel effortless! • Set your intention clearly. Call on your angels, Spirit Guides or whomever you like to assist you in this process. Be clear about who you would like input from!! •Create a space where you will not be disturbed and are free to take your time. If you like, you may want

to set a timer, light a candle, burn some incense, etc. Whatever you feel to create a positive space. • You may want to (not necessary) raise your vibration. Meditation is always great here. You can also use visualisation techniques. Take your time. • Write your question at the top of the page. This question could be anything from your romance and love life, money, job, family, etc. Anything you want to know!! You may want to include the statement “My Spirit Guides or My Higher Self or Dear Angels” This may help separate yourself from your thinking mind. • Begin writing whatever comes in your mind. See what comes out. Do not question what is going down on paper (or on the screen). Try not to interpret what you are getting until you have finished. If this happens, don’t worry, it is normal for the thinking mind to try to butt in!! Just push it out and continue writing. • Once you have finished, ground yourself by stomping your feet on the ground, having a healthy snack or stretching. You may want to read it straight away and interpret the infor-

mation or leave it for an hour or so. ○

Is this Genuine Spiritual Guidance?


How do you know if you were really channelling Spiritual Guidance? The million dollar question!! In my experience, I have found that the vibration is always high when getting spiritual guidance! The feeling is loving, guided and provides clarity and comfor t. Spiritual guidance will always raise your mood and you will feel great afterward. If at all it feels heavy and negative, then you know that you may have tapped into your own emotional body and fear. When you channel using automatic writing, you will hear the voice in your mind, with authority and clarity. It may or may not be the same voice you think in. The trick is not to put any expectations on the writing. Only your Guides will decide how it comes. Always know that it will be clear, light and loving. You may want to practice writing so you can get into the flow. Happy writing!! I would love to hear from my readers. Email Isabella Gentilin


Did you ever have the feeling that you had been dropped into the middle of the wrong century, country, or even the wrong planet? Perhaps as a child? If so, you will know it is a strange and hollow feeling of, “I don’t belong”. You don’t know the road rules in this harsh world away from your “home”. Of course you watch and copy and eventually get the hang of it most of the time but still, it can be a little like riding a bike with a shaky wheel and no handle bars. An international client sent his Sydney based son, Daniel, to me for a healing. Daniel, a highly intelligent, high achieving young man, had low energy, poor assimilation and digestion and despite huge accomplishments and capabilities, he never felt he was good enough. As a result, he placed unrealistic expectations on himself causing stress, pressure and headaches. This high achiever in fact suffered from low self-esteem and low selfworth. It had the effect of motivating

him to continually strive harder, aim higher and accomplish more, but nothing could give him the feeling of really belonging. When I looked into his energy field, I saw a black hole in the solar plexus area. In a consultation with Daniel’s father previously, I had seen the same pattern exactly. In both auras I peered further into this void and received a vision of their ancestors. I could see that some centuries ago, their ancestors had moved from their home country. There was a strong feeling of emptiness within the auras of father and son. This sense of displacement affected their confidence, par ticularly evident in the energy patterns lodge in the solar plexus/identity area forming the belief “I am nothing”. When asked, the reply was that their ancestors were victims of slave trading when they were relocated from their homeland. I was moved by the depth of human suffering and the ripple effects can have energetically, throughout


the generations. I was also very relieved that we were able to release this generational pattern in the session using ThetaHealing. When you came into this existence, you were separated from pure oneness with The Divine. The pain you feel are the symptoms of that separation. You may have spent your entire life attempting to fill the void with attachments to people, behaviours, possessions, or even food

cravings. Maybe your ancestors were displaced and you have inherited their pattern or perhaps you feel that Earth is not your home. If your longing for connection is not remedied by the company of others or even a loving relationship it may be necessary to heal the core pattern underlying your sense of emptiness. It is then that you may experience oneness with yourself, your source and others. Paradoxically this will al-

low you to relish your alone time and the beauty and peace in the silence. Rachelle Terry is a Sydney based practitioner, able to view and shift negative patterns on a deeper level in the energy fields of her clients by utilizing Theta Healing & other highly effective techniques. Ph: 0414 317 323 or email auratherapist

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There’s a Bigger Picture ○

BY HEIDI WOODMAN As we work our way towards the end of the Mayan Calendar’s cycle, humanity is under increasing pressure to face challenges and evolve our consciousness to new levels. As is happening globally on a large scale, so it happens within each and every individual. The Mayan Calendar holds within it many layers, one such underlying layer consists of intervals of “night” and “day”. On Feb 10th 2011 we entered the 9th and last cycle of consciousness, a block of time called the “Universal” cycle, since then these days and nights have been alternating every 20 days, a step up from the previous cycle’s 360 day intervals. It’s not so much that time is speeding up, it’s more that we are experiencing an increased rate of change and growth...we are fitting a lot more in and evolving our consciousness at a faster rate. Which might explain why we sometimes feel a little overwhelmed! The periods of night traditionally evoke manipulation, deceit, power and greed. In the periods of day we see much of what was carried out under cover of darkness brought out into the light of day ie covert operations, hidden information, unfairness and wrong doing becomes exposed for all to see. As each period of day plays out, we are witnessing events such as political unrest, where systems of control and governing bodies and are being questioned and held accountable for various misdeeds. Social media has had a huge part to play in this exposure with sites such as Wikileaks leading the way. This interplay of night and day is also manifesting within individuals and families. Consequently, many are experiencing relationship shake up and are questioning old values, routines and ways of operating. This process is leading many of us to make significant lifestyle changes, such as letting go of safe but old and tired careers and moving into new vocations that sit better with our new way of thinking and are more in integrity with our present day values. Many are questioning the sanity of

our financial system and the need for credit. Tiring of the debt merry-goround and following the urge to downsize, more and more are opting for a more simplified, stress free existence. What was once an accepted way of being just doesn’t seem to cut it anymore! These symptoms are only to be expected in a time of great change and indicate the emergence of a higher level of consciousness...which leads me to our need for a bigger picture. So let’s have a look at why we as individuals would endeavour to raise our level of awareness . What would motivate us to face our own demons, work through the various confronts and challenges on our respective plates so we may become more aware? Often our decision comes from necessity when we hit crisis point because challenges that haven’t been handled have a way of coming around and handling you. It doesn’t have to be that could willingly create change without being forced. It might help to look at the effect outside of yourself for a moment. The flow on effect of change within yourself has a huge impact on all those around you. As you gain empathy, understanding and the room within yourself to love another unconditionally you at the same time are paving the way for your children, parents, brothers, sisters and friends to do the same. This ripple effect can be viewed from an even bigger perspective. What if every step you take, every challenge you work through has an impact on all of humanity and consciousness as a whole. What if we were not individual islands, but were all connected through there’s a bigger picture! Heidi is the creator of the Mayan Key oracle cards, visit her website at


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The Global Warming AGENDA ○

BY STEVEN PRAHIN Like I always say, “everything is a conspiracy.” So you may ask me, “what do you mean? everything is a conspiracy?” Well, whatever is being promoted in the media “propaganda machine” you have to always ask, what is being said? What are they really trying to promote? Is there a hidden agenda? There is an esoteric and exoteric meaning to everything that comes out today. These two words simply mean that for everything that is presented, there is a dual meaning. One for the inner circle (people in secret societies, jesuits etc) and one for the outer circle (common people that they wish to deceive). For example, Alber t Mackie, 33 degree freemason, writes in what is considered the bible of freemasonry, Morals and Dogma, that for the human masses, we give them Roman Catholicism which is just pagan worship with a Christian veneer. Just to give the outsiders, the human herds, the cattle, the catechumen, the goyim, something to do with their time. But hidden in the symbology is the real meaning or hidden meaning behind Roman Catholicism which is Luciferianism. The insiders know this and believe Lucifer is the lightbringer while the rest (outsiders) worship him without even knowing it. Something that is being promoted globally to the masses and has been building for some time is “global warming”. But not everyone knows the history and what the real meaning is behind what is being promoted. Many years back, before the new world order media industry even existed, a documentary came out called Secrets of Ironhor se Mountain. It detailed how in the early sixties the US government along with the globalist elite aka Jesuits gathered all the leading people they could find from various fields like engineers, scientists, military etc to see how they could muster all the people behind a common goal. The same way they use wartime to get the people to rally behind their nation. As the Jesuits’ globocop, the United States and NATO have stationed themselves just about everywhere on the planet with military bases. They foresaw there would be little chance of any nation rising up against their dominating power. This super intelligent group of people came up with the idea to make the environment an issue. They said that at first, they would have to get the people to increase the amount of pollution and get industrialization going full steam ahead. In the sixties, cars with bigger and bigger engines came out and large scale industries started to pollute like never before. The petrochemical industry created

everything we touch and use on a daily basis, most notably plastic. The people indulged in consumerism as we became a throw-away society. Once they got it to a level they could work with, they would then start to get the people concerned with the enviroment and thre state of the planet. They would get the people to star t thinking they could save the planet and start up different movements like political movements, the greens etc. They would get the masses to start recycling and separating their glass, paper and rubbish. They would get us to change the light globes in the house and get us concerned with efficiency and power-saving alternatives. They would start to bring out fuel-efficient cars and force people into little cars by increasing the price for fossil fuels. You may have thought this is the good in humanity. Getting together for a common cause. Globally moving together as one in something that should concern us all. Just to set the record straight, there are many aspects to this movement that I agree with and any normal person should agree that it is a good thing that we have cars that pollute less, that we recycle more and consume less, that we stop cutting down trees and plant new ones. I’m all for that. But what you have to understand is that the globalist elite don’t have the good of the planet at hear t. They are not concerned with your welfare or that of future generations. For the most part, if there is such a thing as global warming, they create it with their chemtrails and HAARP technology. For example, there are water-powered cars that run on hydrogen amongst other methods. If the engineers and inventors of free energy devices ever try to bring out their technology into the main stream, they are either bought out by new world order companies and the patent for their technology is put on a shelf or if the innovators persist to make their technology widely available, they will be executed. The high priest of global warming, Al Gore said that if we don’t do something soon, we would all perish, but his home consumes twenty times the energy of an average americal home. The globalist elite want to create a worldwide depression and they are using climate change as one of the tools to cripple nations. Many large business owners already believe the coming carbon tax is having a real impact on the Australian economy. Foreign investment in many companies in Australia has been at a 15 year low. But recently foreign investors are being frightened away by


the political climate and the constant change of mind of government, especially around carbon. Rob Sindl from CSR said that the carbon tax achieves little or nothing. It is not high enough to quickly change power stations from coal and says 15% of his total cost as Australia’s largest building supplies company (Monier tiles, Pilkington glass) is electricity. He says he does not need a higher electricity price (carbon tax) to convince him to save electricity. If he could innovate - and the government seems to think this will be the result of the carbon tax - he would have done so already. His grave fear (as for most manufacturers) is not that the carbon tax will kill his local manufacturing tomor row. Rather, he knows he will have to compete against imports from countries that may burn Australian coal with no carbon tax and other advantages including the high Australian dollar, cheap labour and heavily government-subsidised operations. In the future, carbon tax or not, Australians will consume mor bricks, tiles and glass. The question is whether they will be made here or off shore where carbon dioxide will also be emitted. Charlie Aitken, MD of investment firm Bell Potter says the carbon tax or a disguised resources tax will simply increase the cost of our commodities exports. This effectively undermines our global competitive advantage. But more particularly, our export of low cost fossil fuels which remain in high demand by developing countries. In simple terms, the government is favouring competing resource exporters in countries with no carbon tax and penalizing Australia as a carbon economy. As a result, the carbon tax is exporting our commod-

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ity revenues, jobs and emissions off shore. (Money magazine, August 2011). Eventually the carbon tax will reach into every aspect of every person’s life on the planet. You may believe you are getting a rebate on your solar hot water or solar system and even rain water tank, but you are going into a database and the goverment will require you to put a meter on your rain water tank, even a meter on the water you pump out of your dam (that is what is already happening). You won’t be able to burn firewood without being branded a criminal. The Pope recently said that those who are not interested in saving the planet are going to hell. It has become more than a crime, but a moral issue. Steven runs seminars and speaks on many topics, mainly on his research on health and investigating world events in relation to the New World Order.

Mother Earth’s Message to the World about the Coming Days

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BY YOLANDA MORABITO We are entering a time of great change. At this time, we are being asked to surrender ourselves, our belongings and all things of the Earth. The Earth is at change with

time ticking and we are blessed to receive the guidance we are given. Mother’s message to the world is that we listen to our hearts in all areas of life and trust what we are

guided to do. This voice is not inside our heads, but rather inside our hearts. She says it is the voice behind our heart at the centre of our being. In these times, we are being challenged in all areas of trust, wor th, selflessness, non-interference and support for those that we know and don’t know. We are being asked to come together and help each other with love and gratitude for the New World appearing. In this time, we connect with our greatness and ancient knowledge, talents and gifts that are waiting to be unlocked within the cells of our core being. As this time comes, you will see that there is but one essence in the Earth, called love. We are ascending as a whole, connected to all things living. Our being-ness is removed from false illusion to pull away the fabric of hate so that the state of love exists in all things. During this time, our love will increase in all things and our love will originate back in our hearts where time will stand still once again. Still time, is infinite greatness and all beings becoming one again, will be heaven on Ear th. Mother’s message to the world is that we open our hearts and allow for this change, embracing the open hearts of many in any way possible to be the best we can be. During this time, all those that fear, will bring sorrow to the Earth’s people if we do not wake up soon. We are at a time of major change and this change should be cherished with heart beings. All those that wake will know all things of the Earth in providence of love. All ascended beings are supported with love over this coming age. They will be the New World leaders and guides to assist others as we move in together, given

the messages of the light languages and love. When providence lives in the Earth, people will provide all programmes of itinerary to be heavenly. In those times, all those that live in the Earth open to the greatness of all knowledge and love. This shift is for all beings, no matter who you are and what you do. Stay in your hearts, there is no need to panic; the Creator will not let anything happen to you. If you do not, you will simply amplify fear. The time of this calling has come and we are about to embark on those changes. Listen to your hear t with love. Soon you will be all free to embrace your greatness and become the beings that you originally were from the beginning of time. Open your hearts, listen for the sound of love and watch for signs of surrender, release and freedom. When this time comes, you will know greatness, live in love and ascend your physical bodies. The time is now, open your hearts and let the flow of truth fulfil your minds. The Star Beings are opening your hear ts NOW. In the coming days, we must prepare to release all impurities for our ascension, to be open to the voice of love in all matters, ensuring that we are to be provided with all that is needed providing for. There are no mistakes. Founder for Innerlight Journeys Healing Centre, K i n e s i o l o g y, Transformational Breathwork, H e a l i n g , Psyc hother apy, Facilitator of Metaphysics & Touch for Health Kinesiology, Workshops, Meditations (active & passive), and Crystal Bowls Sound Therapy Meditations.

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By Dian Booth & Carolyn Sykes Sit back, relax and surrender to the tranquil and joyous blend of violin (Dian) and Harp (Carolyn) as you are transpor ted through a vast range of inner landscapes of colour and sound. Utilizing their combined mastery of healing with both sound and colour, this creative exploration expands, awakens and uplifts … Pure Joy!

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GUIDED MEDITATIONS TO ENLIGHTEN By Geoff Favaloro Exploring our own true being via this guided self-inquiry, we come to see the eter nal “I Am-ness” that is always here. Favaloro leads the listener with gentleness and clarity in to that place of Presence. Beginning with the ultimate question “Who am I, really?” we focus into our essence. Moving into “Living in Freedom” we are guided to that placeless place beyond limits, boundaries and conditions. Concluding with “Staying Home” we are offered a way of living in the world with all its drama and challenge by sitting profoundly in deep awareness. Distributor: Centre for Happiness Phone: (03) 9596 6772

EVOLUTIONARY ENLIGHTENMENT By Andrew Cohen This groundbreaking book goes beyond the realm of traditional enlightenment, that place of pure being where all evolution stops, where there’s nowhere left to go … taking the reader into an in- depth exploration of what Andrew sees as our next step, both individually and collectively, to honour and follow what he calls our “evolutionary impulse” into the future. For Andrew, it was never enough to simply settle into a permanent enlightened perspective, to simply “be” in Beingness. His passionate exploration of the true meaning and ultimate purpose of Enlightenment led him to the realisation that there is always more … that after Being, there is our Becoming, our purpose in the world once the enlightened perspective has been attained. Andrew has never been afraid to ask the big questions or challenge the accepted perspective on all things spiritual, and in this book he does exactly that but, he also explains the stages that lead up to enlightenment – the traditional process of awakening into Being – and then offers the next stages of moving into Becoming, awakening to our responsibility to not only recognise exactly how the evolutionary impulse works in our lives but how to become one with it.

This book is a powerful and mustread for anyone truly serious about living an enlightened life. Deepak Chopra in his foreword to the book writes “Andrew Cohen made me believe that there has never been a better time to be enlightened.”

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Nearly a decade has now passed since I created a course for teenagers called CONFIDENCE FOR LIFE  which in fact has a double meaning. Firstly it is confidence to “face” life with the knowledge of how one actually functions as a HU-MAN-BEING  [HU being an ancient term for God].  Secondly, once this information has been taken on board, it will serve a person for the rest of their natural life on the planet, hence they can go forward, using their power for a fruitful and positive future. I am currently endeavouring to persuade the SA Government to allow me to conduct a “trial” course with teens who are approaching that time in life we label “puberty”. In my opinion ,once the “hormone horse” has been let loose it is often too late to shut the gate so this new found energy heads off in diferent directions, often to the detriment of said animal. Society, parents and Governments, complain about excessive drinking, violence, drug taking, and promiscuity, but how can we expect our young people to be responsible if we do not give them the knowledge? Knowledge about how they function in a relationship with the mind,language, and Universal Love. These courses are non religious, non judgemental, and non critical and have been trialed succcessfully, (though not in SA).  Nor are they lectures, but inform using visual and verbal communication techniques. It has been said that of the three great fears of Death, Loneliness  and Public Speaking, the last carries the greatest fear. As pre-schoolers we are encouraged to talk, but when we enter that institute we call school we are soon conditioned to listen. Hence, when we reach the teen years we are “out of balance”, having almost lost the art of being spontaneous. All this pent up energy has to have an outlet. Physical activity, talking, and sex are the most common, for all bring relief. We have at this stage of our lives forgotten how to be “naturally joyous” and so seek the false joy of drugs, alcohol and violence which are poor substitutes. Information about these courses can be found on my website www. and the CONFIDENCE FOR LIFE MANUAL Is set out in such a way that it can be easily understood and taught.The centre of our being, the Heart, will always accept truth if it is presented with Love and Sincerity, whereas criticism and judgement will always be met with the shield of Fear.


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personal development and experiential understanding. Ross Bonacci now humbly, yet proudly presents to you his offering of thanks to all those who have been part of his evolution. The Soul Cards are his gift to you to honour and accelerate your journey home to yourself. Each card carries an Intention for you to feel at the core of your being like an inner compass. May the cards and their sacred intention guide you home with ease and grace. Your journey home to your self has begun, enjoy the journey of life. Visit

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SNAKE AND WHIMSY WEBSITE Visit us at our updated Snake and Whimsy Website. Now Paypal friendly you may notice a diversification of products. You’ll still find interesting and sometimes whimsical curios and all best quality, genuine merchandise. We’re still mail order only, so we won’t inflate prices to cover large overheads. Of course when you email us you’re still talking to the business owner. So you’ll be receiving the usual Snake and Whimsy personalized, service that keeps you informed. So, if you’re wanting a gift for yourself, your strange, difficult to buy for friends, perhaps you are an inquisitive novice on a journey of discovery, or a lifetime practitioner, WELCOME to Snake and Whimsy’s updated website! “We are all capable of our own Magic” Visit

THE SACRED SITES CARDS The Sacred Sites Cards connect you with our planet’s sacred places and so trigger this healing and vibrational transfer of energy, just like looking at a picture of His Holiness the Dalai Lama fills you with spiritual Grace and positive energy. You don’t have

to actually visit the sites to gain healing and benefit, although this of course incredibly powerful and beneficial. You can simply tune in through the picture and message of each sacred site card and through your intention and connection with these places of concentrated Divine energy, healing energy will be directly activated. The Sacred Sites Cards connect you deeply with Mother Earth, harmonizing you with the earth so you experience the immense changes of these times with ease and flow, peace and gratitude. Being harmonized with the Ear th and Great Spirit means you will know and see the greater truth, the bigger picture of what is occurring on planet earth right now, and with this the lower consciousness fears and worries will drop away opening you to the truth of the Universe. For details and orders visit www. transformationaltours.comau


To be in the draw to receive one of these prizes, email with your name and address and the giveaway you would like to win.

9 Zenki Bottles

We have 9 bottles to give away. (3 x 1800 ml, 3x 750 ml and 3x500ml.) Zenki bottles are made from high quality food grade stainless steel. With no chemicals and no leaching, our bottles are great for you and the environment. The insulated range is ideal for work or a day outdoors and kids will love the bright, fun designs and you will love the good vibes!


6 Sets of Way of the Soul Cards

Easy to use and full inspiration, this magical set of 42 cards and guidebook will transport you along the path to self empowerment.

We have 6 sets to give away. (A set includes 42 cards and guidebook.) BO Way of the Soul Cards are a gift EmThe po N erm US ent CD to you to honour and accelerate your journey home to yourself. Each card m e carries Intention for Brumby you toBooks feel& at theBooks core of your being like an inner Soul Card an sets are available through Joshua compass. May the cards and their sacred intention guide you home with ease and grace. Com

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12 copies of Moontime™ Diary 2012 Primitive store, a brand of AGlobalBeat Pty Ltd, is based in Sydney and has been in existence for over 15 years. Predominantly a wholesale business, it supplies over 2,000 retail outlets throughout Australia. It also sells directly to the public via the web and exhibits at the Sydney Royal Easter Show and the “Mind Body and Spirit Festival” in winter in Melbourne and Sydney. The “Primitive Store” brand focuses on natural fibre clothing and accessories for adults and children. The winter clothing is sourced from Latin America and primarily of alpaca and sheep’s wool. They offer a variety of unique products, including: Ecuadorian Jackets with indigenous motifs, cardigans and jumpers, Peruvian baby alpaca capes, ponchos & accessories (hats, scarves, gloves). In additional there is jewellery, musical instruments and handicraft, such as hacki sacks and worry dolls from Guatemala. We ensure that proceeds go directly to the local cottage industries that produce these goods. We are also involved in a number of charities and orphanages that we sponsor though profits to Primitive Store and most impor tantly that there are direct distribution of these funds. The “Light n Breezy” collection, within the “Primitive Store” brand, is a line of free-flowing, comfortable clothing which can be layered. Looking great on slim women as well as the fuller figure women, you can find pants, tops and dresses in a variety of colours to mix and match. Where to find them ...The Primitive Store brand has a Facebook pages where you can find the latest buzz, newest products, and specials! S e e : w w w. f a c e b o o k . c o m / PrimitiveStore For more information go to or contact their friendly staff on 02-80052644 or email them at Rep/Agent opportunities are available. For wholesale access please go to

We have 12 Moontime Diary 2012 to give away. This moon diary works with the natural seasons and cycles of the moon, sun and planets. Every day practical suggestions inspire you to fine tune to the moon.

6 copies of Evolutionary Enlightenment

We have 6 copies of “Evolutionary Enlightenment” by Andrew Cohen to give away. This book is a powerful and must-read for anyone truly serious about living an enlightened life. Deepak Chopra in his foreword to the book writes “Andrew Cohen made me believe that there has never been a better time to be enlightened.”

6 copies of Every Moment’s a Miracle

We have 6 copies of “Every Moment’s a Miracle” by Leo Drioli to give away. “If a book had a soul, then this book would be brimming with spirit. Leo has a unique way of conveying deep truths using simple, yet beautiful language. His words follow a direct route from the mind to the heart, and can touch anyone, no matter where they are on their spiritual path This book brings a sense of the sacred into our everyday life and helps us to see the life we have been given through the eyes of our heart.” - Denise Linn, international author , lecturer and healer.

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