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THE DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL by Dr Graham Williams

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CHANGE YOUR MIND by Michael Morel

FROM THE EDITORS

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HEALING THE SCARS, HAVING A FUTURE? by Diane McCann

PSYCHICS

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SOUND WORKS! by Lyz Cooper

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STRESS & FAT by Belle McCaleb

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LIFE AFTER SUICIDE by Elisabeth Jensen

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LIVING IN THE MOMENT by Jennifer Coombe

THE 11:11 PHENOMENA by Uri Gellar

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2011- THE YEAR OF CHAOS by Lorraine Webb

DEGREES OF ENLIGHTENMENT by Linda Clair

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THE BENEFIT OF DOUBT by Swami Dayananda

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ALLERGIES by Lynne Singlewood

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SUFFERING IS OPTIONAL An interview with Byron Katie

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A WELL ADJUSTED IMMUNE SYSTEM by Dr Rob Hutchings

HEALING

MEDITATION FOR BUSY PEOPLE by Osho

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ALTERNATIVES TO BLOOD TESTS by Kasey Yates

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TO TREAT THE CAUSE OR THE SYMPTOMS? by Andrea Fernandez Indulski

GROWTH 6

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EMBRACING TRUE FORGIVENESS by Persephone Maywald ART THERAPY & THE BRAIN by Glenda Needs

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BREATH TRANSFORMATION by Jaan Jerabek

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WHAT DO YOU THINK? by Dorian Marsland-Smith

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THE PRINCIPLES OF SUBCONSCIOUS-MIND HEALING by Leaona Hamood & Michael Oster

NLP - IT’S NOT JUST FOR GROWN-UPS by Steve Nietz

HEALTH & WELLBEING

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GIVE YOUR FOOD SOUL USE A GOOD STOCK by Sharon Weidenbach

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THETA HEALING PERCEPTIONS by Christa Metzer

REGULARS

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THE VIBRATION OF LOVE by Susanne Marie

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MOON CALENDAR

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A-Z CLASSIFIEDS

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CONSISTENT HAPPINESS by David Cronin

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KALEIDOSCOPE

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COURSES

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IN BRIEF REVIEWS

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HAVE FAITH. LET GO. ALL IS WELL by Julie Way

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CHANGE YOUR THINKING by Amanda Allen

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INSIDE OUT by Debbie Kemp

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YOU ARE THE ONE TO MAKE THE CHANGE by Kerry Denice

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PAIN GOES AT EFT PAIN CLINIC by Annie O’ Grady

YOUR SOUL MATE IS OUT THERE by Jane Donovan

COURSES AND WORKSHOPS

WE ARE ALL ON A PATH OF LEARNING by Bronwyn Barter

FITNESS & STRENGTH TRAINING by Mark Mahanets

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The ability to wonder is a state of pure innocence. The more we know, the less we really know. Notice how it makes you feel in that place of “not-knowing”, how does it make you feel? Many today have lost the ability to wonder, to simply sit in not-knowing … that place of childlike open curiosity, and allow for their heart to reveal itself. A friend of mine recently commented that kids these days have had their Godgiven ability to wonder hijacked by technology. He told me about a family gathering that took place where during a discussion someone raised a question no-one had an immediate answer for. One of the children rushed to an iPhone and googled for an answer. “Here it is.” Everyone now knew, but did they really? The not-knowing as an opportunity to deepen into the unknown and allow for life to deliver a degree of insight or awakening was replaced by someone else’s knowledge. How much growth comes out of this? Rumi once said: “Conventional opinion is the ruin of our souls, something borrowed which we mistake as our own. Ignorance is better than this.” The most direct way back in to our own Eternal Self is to simply allow the notknowing the space to be, to have a place within ourselves. Knowledge is a crude substitute for the Knowing that arrives when we are willing to sit in wonder… wondering how life will reveal itself to us today. Our minds are in such desperate need of security that the not-knowing is never a comfortable place for it … but it is the most precious place for the soul. This gift of wondering is pure contemplation. It is a profound spiritual practice that requires no technique … we innately wonder at every given opportunity. We know it so well, as little children we were totally immersed in it, embraced by it … our whole life was an expression of it. Recapturing this place of innocence is vital for our times. From this place of wonder, we are able to open up to the infinite opportunities available in each moment. Dare to not-know for a while … sit in

the purity of not-knowing and see what a difference it brings to your day. Come back to that place of innocence and wonder …

“Returning to the root, We get the essence.” -Hsin Hsin Ming Take a moment ... why not this moment. Pause within its sweet embrace. Wondering what to do with it? Ignore that ... there’s deeper work to be done. Wonder instead at the miracle that’s holding you. Wonder at the breath that’s breathing ... The ears that are listening ... the thoughts that think themselves into being ... then dissolve back into emptiness again. Wonder at just who this is that woke up this morning. Groggy-eyed ... hardly a movement ... then suddenly it’s here. But where were you while the body was sleeping? Wonder about where you were while the body was dreaming and deeper still ... wonder about what existed in deep dreamless sleep. Wondering about such things is why we are given this miraculous ability to wonder. I wondered when I was four ... I continued to wonder when I was seventeen ... I’m still wondering now ... and I thank God for it ... for the wonder of it all. I wonder ... what will I see today? What will I be today? I pause and I open up to This... this Eternal Wonder glistening forever here in my heart. Wondering my way back into You. God I wonder ... and I thank You for it. With Love, Leo Drioli and Enza Vita.

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with DR GRAHAM WILLIAMS

THE DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL This title comes from a poem by the 16th century mystic, St John of the Cross. It certainly has a deep, mystical feel to it and has come into our language as a phrase with which many people are familiar. What does it mean? St John, of course, was talking about his relationship with God and how he had got to the point where he had to give up everything he knew about God before he could experience God fully. So he had reached the limit of everything he knew and realised he had to give it all up if ever he was to have a genuine experience of union. This is the experience of transition, the in-between state where what we know no longer works. It happens ever y time we move through the cycles of our lives and is a period of “unknowing”, of moving from what we knew into what is new. And every beginning, everything new in our lives, is by necessity unknown, otherwise it wouldn’t be new.

The cycles of life

Days, weather patterns and seasons all come and go, and we take these cycles completely for granted. However, when you have the opportunity to spend a weekend in retreat you can discover how profoundly they affect your body. You can watch the behaviour of birds and animals change throughout the day, especially as they wake up in the morning and settle in for the night. And you will discover how, in the same way, your own body responds to the shifts and changes as each day moves from dawn to dusk. When you begin to feel this it can be one of the easiest ways to come into tune with your own body. These cycles are happening all the time, whether we are aware of it or not – and most of the time we aren’t. But when you do become aware of these shifts and changes you can start to feel how much your body is a par t of the environment around you and how blissful it can be to be in touch with this. Did you know, for example, that our brains naturally seek a rest after noon, that scientists have discovered that this is one of the natural cycles of the brain? We have learned to over-ride this, and it is one example

of how our way of life tends to ignore our bodies. And this is why we always feel a bit sluggish at work in the afternoon, why we start to push to overcome this, and why our work can become inefficient and invariably has to be re-done. In the same way that the earth and our bodies have their cycles, so do the events of our lives. We are born, we grow, passing through the stages of our lives from childhood to teenage years, from young adulthood to middle-age, and then from the second half of our lives to old age and death. These are the long-term cycles of our lives and within them we have the many different cycles which include our relationships, our schooling, our work, our likes and dislikes, the fashions which come and go, and all the things which make up our lives.

Seeing the changes

My own introduction to understanding the transitions in my life – the changes we all go through – came in my early twenties when I discovered the book of ancient Chinese wisdom, the I Ching. The literal translation of this title is The Book of Changes, and the book outlines an entire philosophy based on seeing the changes brought about through the natural cycles of our lives. And then meditation opened the door to how all this worked, how to experience it and learn to ride these changes skilfully. Like the waves of the ocean, the events in our lives come in cycles. But because we are so well trained to go onwards and upwards, and strive to achieve this always, we simply don’t see them. However the cycles go on regardless and, in the same way that we human beings have learned so successfully to understand and work with physical laws, we can learn to work with the laws which govern our mental and emotional lives. As in the physical world everything which goes up must come down, so in our mental and emotional worlds. When we feel up emotionally we are spending energy – and yes, it is a fulfilling and joyful experience. But then our minds, emotions and bodies naturally seek to restore themselves and so move inwards and we feel

ourselves coming down into our bodies. If we are afraid of this natural movement it can be frightening because we eventually can’t stop it, but if we accept it and know how it works it can be very blissful.

Transition and transformation

In the same way that every wave on the ocean passes and there is a gap before the next wave there is a gap between our emotional highs and between the events and cycles of our lives. This gap is the point of transition, the dark night where life restores itself. It is here, where nothing seems to be happening, that we can restore our energies and make our real and lasting decisions. And so it is the actual point of transformation in our lives. Like a surfer waiting to catch the next wave, we can use the transitions in our lives to let go of the last wave and see the next one. It’s the only time we have the space and time to see what is happening and so decide whether to catch the next wave or let it go. If it catches us unawares, which can often happen, then it takes us with it whether we like it or not. But, with the surfboard of meditation, you can rest in the times of transition. It’s the only place in our lives where we can make effective decisions about where we want to go. While we are busy riding a wave we simply don’t have the space and time. Resting in the still, balanced state of the transitions of our lives is the place where we can become aware of the growth of what is new in our lives. In order to do this we need to let go of what we already know, and this is only possible when we are still and balanced. When something is new it’s always small, which is why we miss it. Like the womb of the earth and the womb of our mother, the dark night of transition nur tures the seeds of new growth. Dr. Graham Williams has thirty years’ experience in teaching meditation, is the Director of The Lifeflow Meditation Centre and an adjunct lecturer in the School of Medicine at Flinders University. His first book Insight and Love is in its third edition and his book Life in Balance was released in 2008. It is available online, in bookshops in Adelaide and throughout Australia. The Lifeflow Centre provides regular meditation courses in their city studio and retreats in a relaxing hills setting. P 8379 9001 W lifeflow.com.au

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ENLIGHTENMENT? with LINDA CLAIR

Degrees of Enlightenment Q: Ar Aree ther theree de deggr ees of enlightenment? Linda: Yes. A lot of people mistake an awakening - and it may be a very deep awakening - for enlightenment. Some people do have a very deep awakening that may last for some time, and they start teaching. They must realize that they’re not fully here, but I suppose once they start teaching, it’s too late. They’ve put themselves up as a Master or whatever. It’s probably a bit late to pull back and admit that they’re not fully here. Once you’ve gone that far and reached that state, it would be very difficult to admit to yourself that you’ve got a fair bit more work to do. There is the temptation to hang onto that state, and not want it to go away, because it’s so good. That happens to some people. And I’ve heard of people who become very depressed because they’ve been in that state and lost it, and they’ve got no idea how to get back there again. For different reasons - it may be partly to do with one’s innate intelligence, and by intelligence I don’t mean intellectual intelligence, just innate intelligence - some people do go more deeply into it than others. Q: So wwha ha eall hatt is rreall eallyy the essential difence betw een aaw wak ening and enbetween akening erence fer lightenment? You said tha ou had thatt yyou an aaw wak ening in 1997, then yyou ou beakening came enlightened in 2005. In yyour our experience ha ence xperience,, wwha hatt is the dif difff er erence ence,, and wwhhy did it tak ou so long - antakee yyou other se ear sevven or eight yyear earss - to sa sayy tha ou wwer er ou thatt yyou eree enlightened, after yyou had a pr of ound aaw wak ening? prof ofound akening? Linda: With the profound awakening, there was something in me that just knew that it wasn’t completely permanent. There was a profound realization that this was possible in me, and I feel that’s really what an awakening is - the realization that enlight-

enment is possible. It was a huge release, but I knew that I couldn’t grab onto it and dwell on it too much, because there was still a lot of work to be done. I knew I wasn’t completely pure. It was amazing, but when the real thing happened, I knew that it was permanent. Again, I just knew. There was no question about it. There were no more questions at all. I didn’t need anyone to verify it. I knew that I was just here, and it was here to stay. It was completely different to the awakening. It’s completely different when you know it’s permanent. With an awakening, deep down there’s a sense that it might not last, and with that comes a subtle grabbing - a subtle wanting of it. With enlightenment, that’s not there, so in a way you don’t even realize it, because there’s nothing there to realize. You become the realization. There’s nothing to compare it with. Everything is obvious. All the longing, the desire, the wanting, just dissolves, and it’s gone. All that’s left is this profound peace. When I had the awakening, it was really good being with my teacher because he said, ‘Enjoy it’, and he acknowledge what was happening, but

he told me not to dwell on it too much - to enjoy it but let it go. It’s a very difficult thing when you have an awakening, because the tendency is to not let it go. You want to keep it. It’s such an amazing relief. But enlightenment is a complete letting go. There’s no desire to hang on to anything because you realize that there’s nothing to hang on to. It’s almost like there’s no enlightenment - it doesn’t exist. Nothing exists, it’s just what’s happening. Quite an amazing thing. 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 Crafers West in the Adelaide Hills. For more information, please phone David on 0437 817 167 or visit www.simplemeditation.net

Seven Days in December Talks #2 with Linda Clair Recorded on a 7 day meditation retreat at Crafers West SA in December 2009, Linda Clair encourages the participants to give it all they have in their practice, reminding them that every moment is precious. Each talk, delivered in her direct and inimitable way, is both an encouragement and a challenge to make the most of every breath. If you’re interested in a frank, no holds barred approach to meditation practice, this CD offers a depth and clarity not easily matched. For details visit www .simplemedita tion.net www.simplemedita .simplemeditation.net


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SUFFERING IS OPTIONAL

Mind & HEART

The advantages of doubt

Basic to daily life, doubt stimulates the process of gathering information, gauging your emotional responses and using diligence and patience until doubt is cleared. Doubt also serves as protection. You may not try to squeeze into a small parking space because you doubt you have enough room. You may not trust someone’s words because you doubt their veracity. You may not take a certain job because you doubt it is the best for you. Doubt is the state of mind that makes you suspect something is not true. Regardless of how information comes your way, you may ask yourself, “Is it true? How do I know it’s true? Do I want to believe this before I check it out? Should I wait until I’m sure?” In the deepest context, doubt brings truth to light. Not just truth in terms of facts but in inner reso-

nance. You can ask yourself: “What does my inner being say about this? What does my intuition tell me?” As a spiritual guide, doubt leads away from the mundane and towards what matters most.

Tips for working with doubt

Antidotes for doubt

• Worry: Ask yourself: “Did I just make this up? Is this based on reality? Is this useful?” • Scepticism, disbelief, uncertainty: Get the facts. • Confusion: Separate what you are feeling from what you are think-

Byr on KKaatie Byron tie, founder of The Work, has one job: to teach people how to end their own suffering. Based on Byron Katie’s direct experience of how suffering is created and ended, The Work is an astonishingly simple process, accessible to people of all ages and backgrounds, and requires nothing more than a pen, paper, and an open mind. ace unThrough this process, anyone can learn to tr trace ha ppiness to its sour ce and eliminate it there. Katie (as happiness source everyone calls her) not only shows us that all the problems in the world originate in our thinking: she gives us the tool selv es frfree ee to open our minds and set our ourselv selves ee.. But what about injustice? Are we supposed to sit back and let it happen? Byron Katie addresses these issues in this interview.

The Benefit of Doubt

When doubt has the power, you can become besieged with worry. When you become aware of doubt, you have the power to recognize you are in a state of movement that is working towards resolution. Here are a few tips. • Identify the unsettling feeling of doubt. Keep in mind that it comes in a wide range of forms, including anxiety, uncertainty, fear, hesitancy, scepticism and confusion. • Clarify your state of being by saying to yourself: “I am working with doubt”. • Try to find the immediate cause of this emotional state. Did something happen? Was it a phone call, a message, an incident or information that came your way? • When did this happen? Sometime today, yesterday, a week ago, seemingly your whole life? • Focus on the feeling, even if it is illusive or uncomfortable. • Voice the feeling, even if it is unclear: “I feel like something is wrong. I can’t stop my mind from wanting a particular outcome. I feel like crying. I’m scared. I’m angry.” (Sometimes it’s hard, but give it a try.) • Identify the thoughts behind the feeling: “I wish I hadn’t done that. I don’t know what to do. It must be my fault. What if I make the wrong decision?” • Recognise you are working with doubt and focus on the benefits of doubt: getting enough information before you act, checking if something is true, reviewing your options, and being ready to accept that not every outcome is what you would like it to be.

AN INTERVIEW WITH BYRON KATIE

with SWAMI DAYANANDA

We all experience doubt. As a part of all decisions, doubt might be a flash of uncer tainty: should you pick this one or that one? In making big decisions, you might use doubt as a guideline that leads you to do something or makes you wait. In a longer view, doubt can unfor tunately manifest as ongoing worry, mistrust or self-criticism. It becomes free-floating anxiety, as though it hangs in the air, there for the picking. You might feel a sense of heaviness or tears. You may even have physical mishaps, such as tripping, dropping things or being clumsy. When you’re in doubt, your mind is focused elsewhere, but nowhere specific. You become vague: a nagging feeling that you should be doing something else, you’ve forgotten something or done something wrong. Doubt also arises after making a choice—doubting your decision a thousand times over, sometimes for years. In some ways everyday life is a barrage of doubt. Consider a half hour of television news: war, climate change, financial crises, weather catastrophes. Sometimes too much information can create an inability to take action. When you are caught in doubt, you may feel overwhelmed or inadequate.

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ing. Tip: negative feelings can be categorised into the three basics of anger, fear and sadness. Negative thoughts tend to focus on the story or the mind’s tendency to retell the situation. • Faith: trust your own experience and your ability to make decisions and judgments.

Meditation: The place of no doubt

Doubt is a state of mind. Take a moment now to draw on the strength of the place of no doubt. This is the state of awareness. Although it is through awareness that you have thoughts, feelings and sensory experiences, when you take away the context of these experiences you have awareness itself. Focus on the vibrancy of awareness, the place of no doubt. Meditate on your highest consciousness, awareness itself. Swami Dayananda is the Director of the Adelaide Shiva Yoga Meditation Centre at 79 Military Road, Semaphore. Dayananda conducts Satsang and sessions in yoga, meditation, self-inquiry and the philosophies of yoga and spirituality. The author of 108 Meditations, she is a feature writer for Australian Yoga Life magazine. Her new Lokananda Retreat Centre near Eudunda holds satsang and retreats for yoga and meditation. For more information, contact 8242 4929 or www.meditationyoga.com.au

Ar ou sa ying wwee should acce pt things as the e— Aree yyou saying accept theyy ar are— even wwhen hen ther e’ guing with rreethere’ e’ss injustice —and stop ar arguing ality? Byron Katie: “Not at all. We can’t accept things as they are, as long as we believe that they should be different. We can try to think positively till we’re blue in the face, but beneath the thoughts we want to believe are the thoughts we are actually believing, thoughts such as ‘I’m not good enough’ or ‘My husband should listen to me’ or ‘People shouldn’t suffer.’ When we question these stressful thoughts with the four questions and turnaround of The Work, we find our own truth. We begin to live in reality, not in our thoughts about reality. We begin to see that it’s possible to live without stress, anger, and sadness. And when we do, we become part of the solution, not part of the problem. Are you concerned about injustice? Where are you unjust in your own life? Take care of that first, by questioning your thoughts. The Work always leaves us kinder, happier human beings.” Ma ybe The Wor ess Maybe orkk will lea leavve me without str stress ess,, without le? Wha pr ob lems ear prob oblems lems.. But isn isn’’ t tha thatt irirrr esponsib esponsible? hatt if m myy 3-y 3-year ear-hild is star ving? Won om a position of no old cchild starving? on’’ t I see her frfrom str ess and think, “W ell, tha t’t’ss rreality eality stress “Well, that’ eality,, ” and just let her star starvve? ”Oh my! Sweetheart, love is kind; it doesn’t stand still and do nothing when it sees its own need. Do you really think that violent thoughts, such as the ones that come with problems, are necessary to feed a child? If your 3year-old is starving, feed her, for your sake! How would it feel to provide for a starving child without stress or worry? Wouldn’t you be clearer about how and where to find the food that is available, and wouldn’t you feel elation and gratitude for it? Well, that’s how I live my life. I don’t need stress to do what I know to do; that’s not efficient, the way peace and sanity are. Love is action, and in my experience, reality is always kind.” Some people ffeel eel empo wer ed and ffeel eel a sense of wwellellempow ered hen the ight ffor or wwha ha theyy ffight hatt the theyy think is right. Ar Aree the theyy being wwhen on the right pa th? Is their wwor or ving them undue path? orkk gi giving str ess? stress? “I’ve heard people say that they cling to their painful thoughts because they’re afraid that without them they wouldn’t be activists for peace. ‘If I felt completely peaceful,’ they say, ‘why would I bother taking action at all?’ My answer is ‘Because that’s what love does.’ To think that we need sadness or outrage to motivate us to do what’s right is insane. As if the clearer and happier you get, the less kind you become. As if when someone finds freedom, she just sits around all day with drool running down her chin. My experience is the opposite. Love is action. It’s clear, it’s

kind, it’s effortless, and it’s irresistible. “If you have a problem with people or with the state of the world, I invite you to put your stressful thoughts on paper and question them, and to do it for the love of truth, not in order to save the world. Turn it around: Save your own world. Isn’t that why you want to save the world in the first place? So that you can be happy? Well, skip the middleman, and be happy from here! You’re it. You’re the one. In this turnaround you remain active, but there’s no fear in it, no internal war. So it ceases to be war trying to teach peace. War can’t teach peace. Only peace can.


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Truth

Love of the

with PERSEPHONE MAYWALD

Embracing True Forgiveness Have you ever struggled with forgiveness. Has it ever seemed really difficult to forgive yourself, or someone else? Have you ever berated yourself for just not being able to forgive? I’d like to talk about what can make forgiveness – as we usually think about it - such a difficult process, and also look at how we might start to understand and embrace the path to true forgiveness, which is actually much more wonderful than anything we could ever imagine.

Clearing the Misconceptions

The reason for our difficulties with forgiveness is that what we have been taught about it is not accurate, and so we have been trying to do something that is actually not possible. What’s inaccurate is that we think of forgiveness as an action, something that we actually do. We do not know that true forgiveness is not a ‘doing’ thing. This is a deep and painful misconception. We do not know that forgiveness is actually inherent in our deepest self, that it’s an inner spiritual state, a natural, immutable, eternal quality of Presence. We cannot do forgiveness, we can only be it. Most of us have lost touch with the knowledge that our true, spiritual self exists in this indestructible state of forgiveness, and so there’s a certain way in which we have come to feel that we are both unforgiven and unforgivable. We sincerely believe that parts of us are bad and wrong. We feel ashamed of things we have done, thoughts we have had and emotions that have swept over us. We criticise and attack ourselves for our mistakes and missteps. And we do this not just to ourselves, but to those around us, especially those who seem to have hurt or wronged us in some way. Then at some point we see the damage caused by our judgments, and we imagine that we might be able to bypass the inner judge by forgiving ourselves for the ‘wrong’ things we have done. However, in this process, in our deep desire to forgive, we often use forgiveness to cover over and defend

against the fact that underneath, we’re still feeling that we’re bad. In this way, forgiveness can largely protect us from the pain of our guilt, shame and blame, which may seem to disappear. But these difficult emotions remain buried and unresolved, and because they are unhealed, they move us further away from our true selves. So in ‘forgiving’, we actually distance ourselves even more from the state of true forgiveness. But even though we have lost direct contact with the state of forgiveness, it seems as though the loss is not complete, and some part of us still remembers that wonderful state of grace. The shadow of that memory creates a very powerful pull to return to this particular aspect of our true nature. It’s one of the reasons that we often put so much focus on the need to forgive.

The Process of True Forgiveness

So how can we unfold into the true forgiveness that we have lost and still yearn for? The first thing that’s needed is to stop trying to forgive, to stop trying to ‘do’ forgiveness. Instead, we need to really acknowledge the parts of us that we judge as so bad and wrong. Rather than trying to forgive them, we need to do our best to bring compassion, acceptance and understanding to those places. As we do this, we start to relax inside. We find that the more we truly understand the reasons for our actions, the more our judgment naturally falls away. Once the judgment is gone, we see that the ‘bad’ parts of us are simply wounded inner children and their angry, wounding defenders, and we start to feel compassion for them all. We see that our hurt places were never to blame for their wounds, and that there was actually never anything to forgive. We feel relaxed and compassionate, and the whole drama of sin and forgiveness begins to drop away. We see how our love and understanding has truly healed us in a way that trying to forgive could never do. This is a wonderful place to rest, and deeply valuable in its own right. As we rest here, we may notice

Eating your emotions? how much closer to spirit we have come. And sometimes we can unfold even further, into the place of true forgiveness, which is the ultimate resolution to our quest. True forgiveness is a deep state of grace, and not easy to experience directly. But when we do unfold into its peace, we become aware that forgiveness arises with every moment of existence. We know that even as we do things that hurt ourselves or another, in the very same breath is forgiveness. We may act out of ignorance and fear, but those actions are simultaneously forgiven, and because of this, can never actually be evil, and paradoxically, do not need this forgiveness. And yet it is eternally, boundlessly and simply present as part of the mystery and love of our true nature. We understand that we don’t have to do anything to exist in forgiveness, because it is ultimately who we are. Per se phone Ma yw ald M.A. is a erse sephone Mayw ywald transpersonal psychologist and therapist who has been a student of the A.H.Almaas Diamond Approach to self realization since 1986, and completed 10 years of the Diamond Approach teacher training program. She offers Diamond Soul Work, spiritual self work profoundly informed by the teachings of A.H.Almaas. Her Diamond Soul Work includes Individual Sessions, in person or by Skype (see advertisement this page). She also offers spiritually based therapy – see www.therapyviaskype.com. Contact her at 0435 014 821 or persephone@diamondsoul.com.au. For more information see www .diamondsoul.com.au www.diamondsoul.com.au .diamondsoul.com.au.

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“You are living in competition that will create tension. You are living in continuous comparison - which will create tension. You are always thinking either of the past or of the future, and missing the present that is the only reality - that will create tension. “Just find your own talent. Nature never sends any single individual without some unique gift. Just a little search…. Whatever qualities and whatever talents you have, use them to the fullest, and the energy that is involved in tensions will start becoming your grace, your beauty.

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BY OSHO Too busy to relax? Try these two or three minute meditations to help you de-stress, unwind, and enjoy not taking yourself, or the situation around you, too seriously Ste p 1: Dail hing Step Dailyy Watc tching

“Start being aware with day-today, routine actions, and while you are doing your routine actions, remain relaxed. “There is no need to be tense. When you are washing your floor, what is the need to be tense? Or when you are cooking the food, what is the need to be tense? There is not a single time in life that requires your tension. It is just your unawareness and your impatience. “I have not found anything — and

I have lived in all kind of ways, with all kinds of people. I have always been puzzled: why are they tense? It seems tension has nothing to do with anything outside you, it has something to do within you. Outside you always find an excuse only because it looks so idiotic to be tense without any reason. Just to rationalize, you find some reason outside yourself to explain why you are tense. “But tension is not outside you, it is in your wrong style of life.

“Whatever you are doing, do it with such love, with such care that the smallest thing in the world becomes a piece of ar t. It will bring great joy to you. And it will create a world without competition, without comparison; it will give dignity to all people. It will restore their pride, which religions have destroyed. “Any act done with totality becomes your prayer.” Osho (Bhagwan S h r e e Rajneesh) was an enlightened mystic from India whose wisdom has impacted millions of people. Osho was one of the most prolific author on this planet with over 650 books (64 million words) in print! This article is excerpted from Osho, The Hidden Splendor, Talk #11

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BREATH AND TRANSFORMATION ○

BY JAAN JERABEK

THE THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY An Independent Approach to the Spiritual Path ○

BY SHERYL MALONE Many people who come to the Adelaide Theosophical Society, question what is on offer apart from the three objects which are as follows: •To form a nucleus of the Universal Brotherhood of Humanity without distinction of race, creed, sex, caste or colour. •To encourage the study of Comparative Religion, Philosophy and Science. •To investigate the unexplained laws of Nature and the powers latent in the human being. These three objects are quite diverse and are adaptable to our current evolutionary climate with room to grow, so to speak, well into the future. There is plenty of material to investigate in the three objects and automatically blend into your particular lifestyle belief. This is easy and quite acceptable in today’s world. With so much diversity of interest relating to the conscious treading of the spiritual path today, many seekers & students can readily identify with the three objects. However there is a quiet, underlying difference in Theosophy that some spiritual avenues may not offer. T heosoph heosophyy is not defined in the Constitution of the Theosophical Society, or in any official document. It literally means divine wisdom, theosophia, but members of the Society are left to discover what it is for themselves, taking as guides whatever religions or philosophies they wish. All the big questions regarding life such as; Who am I? How did I get here? Why am I here? What am I doing? and Where am I going? are able to be investigated through the Theosophical Teachings. The beauty of

this is that many threads of the Ancient Wisdom are available in the differences to allow seekers and students to find that which rings true to them as individuals. One of the main gifts of Theosophy is the means of becoming spiritually independent whilst working towards an understanding of the spiritual path. It is a different way of looking at self-education and is discovered through developing awareness, an open mind and a capacity to investigate for oneself. It doesn’t mean of course that ideas, queries and problem solving are completely left to the individual. An important facet of Theosophy is to develop a sense of community with others either locally or globally, therefore communication is of the greatest value. It stands to reason that many philosophies, religions, new age teachings & ancient traditions have much in common with Theosophy and each other. This is often referred to as the “golden thread of the ancient wisdom running through all religions, philosophies and spiritual teaching”. Something that binds all together in a never-ending spiral of discovery. The Theosophical Society has travelled a long way in the last 136 years; no longer is the colour purple a requisite of dress anymore to be in tune with vibrations nor the demonstration of psychic powers necessary to be a member. And even though Theosophy cer tainly embraces much which is ancient it is aligned more and more with contemporary thought all over the world today. It is inclusive of all humanity; something to share with others of all spiritual teachings and provides an

exciting, inspiring backdrop for the investigation of evolution. To assist students and seekers with their investigation of Theosophy, there is the Library, Bookshop and Study Courses, lectures and other activities. However, it is more a question of practicality and the sharing of knowledge which is the key to Theosophy’s success or failure in the world today. Students and seekers alike are faced with the challenge of a constantly changing acceptance of what the “Norm” means in their lives. To step outside the square and become a pioneer or free thinker, bringing with her the option of investigation into our very existence, was the goal of theosophy’s messenger Madame Helena Blavatsky in 1875. Madame Blavatsky was an extra-ordinary woman (not a feminist) who was inspired to assist Humanity with an open invitation to discover “the Spiritual Path” and remains today within the scope of the Theosophical Society. Sheryl Malone began spiritual her search in Spiritualist churches in Sydney in 1979, Satyananda Ashram Gosford Sydney 1981, Gosford Theosophical Group – 1983, Member of the Theosophical Society – Blavatsky Lodge Sydney 1984, National Secretary – Theosophical Society – 1986-88, President Adelaide Theosophical Society – 2009 – current Interests:Yoga, Esoteric Studies, Homoeopathy, dance.

Thinking too much? No inner peace let alone inner meditative stillness? Whether it is anxiety, obsessive thinking patterns, obsessive compulsive disorder, too active a mind that results in sleep issues or simply the inability to quieten the mind and still it in order to experience a meditative state, we all suffer to various degrees from too much thinking. The ‘monkey mind’ , the overly busy mind is actually the end result of holding onto too much emotional pain in the heart/body mind. Hi, my name is Jaan Jerabek, and I am a recovering thinkaholic. By nature we are beings that yes, have an intellectual faculty and are gifted with mental level/logical intelligence. If though, you are unable to choose when to think, focus & harness the power of your mind to problem solve or work and when through simple choice decide to just ‘switch off ‘ your thinking principle and simply ‘be’ present... present to the beauty, magic and awe of the now moment, then you are at the mercy of the automatic aspect of the mind that you have no conscious control over. This means that you are unconsciously driven to think, obsess, analyze, judge, go over and over in your head about the same theme, worry etc. It literally means unconscious pain is using your mind to occupy your awareness so as you do not have to be aware of the overwhelming emotional pain that is sit-

ting in your heart. This is a black and white, one plus one equals two type of equation. All of your automatic thinking that you have no control over is the end result, the symptom, of deeply buried emotional trauma. Emotional trauma is literally the root of your automatic over –thinking, and through capturing the essence of the pattern of thoughts you can actually trace the thoughts back to the root itself. If you are thinking/stressing about your relationship, you are at the mercy of the pain of Grief. The initial feelings of grief around abandonment and separation you experienced around your mum and dad not communicating their love to you in your love language or mum and dad simply not meeting your emotional needs. If you are thinking/stressing about money, you are at the mercy of Fear, the survival issue and not being supported/loved and protected by mum, dad and God. If you are having thoughts/fantasies of confrontational communications, arguments with people in your head, you are at the mercy of initial loss of power with your mum and dad. This loss of power is behind all anger related thinking including judging and criticizing people in our heads. Guilt and Shame issues have their own voices in the head. These are too complex to try explain in this article, but in a nutshell, they bind the other 3 primary colours of emotional

pain together. It is the trick that our defence structure uses no matter what philosophy, religion, ‘take on life’ is. If you are human you unconsciously use the thinking principle to stay in ‘active, male’ energy so as you do not have to surrender and sink into your ‘passive female’ aspect and feel the emotional pain that is behind the actual themes of the thought patterns. Simply put, your unconscious defence structures spare you from unresolved emotional trauma through your automatic thinking and monkey mind. The mind cannot stop the mind. Just like you cannot get to know yourself through your mind. The only way to stop the monkey mind is to feel the emotional pain over time. I was so at the mercy of my head and thinking process when I was younger that at the end of high school, I could not sleep at times for a whole night, not even a minute. My mind would be so, so active. I was a thinkaholic. I turned to pot, tranquilizers such as Xanax and Valium because they gave me ‘peace’. Not really, they gave me an addiction. Peace started to come in increments when I came across cathar tic Breathwork. I tried other forms of Breathwork since the age of 14, which I will not mention out of respect. I got to see many forms kept me in my head and in denial of my emotional pain. A lot of types of breathwork would let me transcend and have a ‘spiritual’ experience but not integrate deeper emotions that are so necessary to heal and integrate in order to ‘re-enter’ the physical body properly, hence leave the realms of head tripping and spiritual


innerSelf newspaper escapism behind. I noticed as I thoroughly started to feel and hence deal with the pain behind my belief that I was not good enough to be loved, and that there was something wrong with me, my mind chatter died down drastically, in huge increments. I started to experience ‘living in meditation’. I really got to appreciate that anyone can lock themselves in a room for a while and transcend and bliss out for a while, but unless they deal with their deeper emotional case what happens when they leave the room and enter the world of their boss, relationship/marriage, life? Bang! Whatever undealt with emotional pain is there is re-triggered. Same old, same old ‘headspace’. If on the other hand people challenge themselves to go into their deeper emotional pain, they will eventually transform it. Not transcend it temporarily, like through meditation, or spiritual orientated Breathwork. When people transform it by integrating the deep emotional pain through Cathartic Style Breathwork, people will not re-trigger the pain, it will simply not be there anymore. Permenant peace and a life in the meditation space. Living in meditation, not dabbIing in it. Cathartic Breathwork is the long lost Siamese twin of meditation and is the ultimate access to living in a state of meditation/peace. It is what disciples of enlightenment have used since time immemorial to cleanse the body mind and prepare the system for divine energy downloads from their masters/ gurus. It is what is now becoming accepted as the future of psychotherapy. A very grounded, down to earth and effective therapy. This article is an extract from Jaan Je r a b e k ’ s upcoming book: ‘Stop Thinking and Start Feeling’. Tr a n s f o r mat i v e Education International, founded by Jaan Jerabek, is the largest Breathwork & Breathwork therapy training organization in the Southern Hemisphere. They can be contacted on 1300 500 881 or go to www.jaanjerabek.com or www.thedepressionsolution.com

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Art Therapy and the Brain ○

BY GLENDA NEEDS Although the field of ar ts therapy has a long history, particularly in the UK and USA, justification for the use of the ar ts has been through qualitative or anecdotal evidence. Very little research has been directed toward the neurological functions and cognition theories that support the use of arts as an effective therapeutic tool. Verbal counselling relies on the patient or learner, to verbally construct and reconstruct their personal stories in such a way that provides new insight and the opportunity for growth. Arts therapists incorporate arts mediums into this story-telling process in order to engage other senses, access other material and to widen the patients’ scope of potentially therapeutic engagement. Neural network concepts of learning and thinking may provide some understanding to the significance of arts therapy practice as a valuable psychological intervention. Neural network models embrace the computational functionality of the brain. Although these functions are not yet predictable or observable to human

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examination, they occur in an ordered and logical manner. Each experience adjusts neural synaptic connections in ways that are truly unique to each individual. Following a critical psychological incident, a person attempts to make sense of his experience by following many paths of thought, to understand its place in their life and to move forward. How a person responds to a critical incident cannot be easily predicted, and is affected by other personal experiences or learning. The sum total of this person’s neural synaptic layout is unique because of the experience and ‘wiring’ that underlies it. Similarly, single events do not frequently result in dysfunctional outcomes, but often a combination of experiences can reinforce unhelpful patterns of behavior. The effect upon the neural network can be described using the analogy of a stone in a pond. In a single stone drop, our ability to predict and respond to the ripples is larger than if a handful of stones are dropped in the same pond in quick succession. In this in-

stance many concentric circles are created that will interact with each other in complex ways. Thus where a single event may create a relatively predictable pattern of neural connections, the sum total of many life events, creates a myriad of possibilities, all with a different impact upon the individual’s experience and perspective. The words we use to describe our unique experiences are limited when compared to our ability for sensory discrimination. If we try to verbally describe the taste alone of a cup of coffee, we may struggle to seek out appropriate descriptive words, and are unlikely to be successful without utilising visual and culturally appropriate descriptors such as colour, or “the hot drink we have to get us going in the morning”. Inadvertently we may describe a cup of tea. But how long does it take us to easily recognise the taste of coffee? Our sensory taste receptors are far more accurate and speedy, with a wider ‘vocabulary’ than our verbal language. Even descriptions of everyday events utilise sensory terms. We understand ‘warm relationships’, ‘cold shoulders’, ‘feeling low’ and ‘high’, having a ‘blue day’ and when someone can ‘see right through us’. The visual sensory system within the brain is able to store a much more accurate description of a face than words can articulate or ‘remember’. We look at a face and know it, even if we cannot remember their name! In Post Traumatic Stress disorder, physical actions and other sensory matches that occur following the initial incident, have much more emotional weight than verbal descriptions of the experience. Often sensory experiences that replicate some aspect of the traumatic experience can reawaken the initial fear. This is rarely from a verbal recollection of the trauma, rather from an everyday occurrence that reactivates some of the initial trauma’s stored sensory neural network. If our lives are recorded in a sensory pattern of neural networks, and words do not adequately describe sensory experiences, then engaging a symbolic and multi-sensory model for resolution of an issue will lay a

new pathway in the sensory neural network. Language alone, with limited sensory engagement, may not be the most effective method for changing a well laid down pattern of psychological dysfunction. Although some of the activity in the brain is ‘hardwired’, neural network models explain how multiple sensory input can enhance implicit learning and create new networks. If psychological therapies are considered learning new patterns of thinking or rationalizing emotive behavior, then implicit learning- knowledge through lived experience- may be best facilitated by multi-sensory engagement with one’s individual stories. The field of Arts Therapy is yet to prove underlying positive neurological change as an outcome for this method of psychological intervention. It is still only possible to collect

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www.innerself.com.au Alternatively, ignoring or denying the impact of something thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s problematic â&#x20AC;˘ Emotional reasoning â&#x20AC;&#x201C; judging a situation by our emotional response rather than objectively looking at the facts â&#x20AC;˘ Living by â&#x20AC;&#x153;shouldsâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; having rigid rules about how things or people should be â&#x20AC;˘ Personalising â&#x20AC;&#x201C; blaming ourselves or others for situations or feelings over which there is usually no control. Putting ourselves at the centre of the Universe by making things personal, eg if someone is upset, assuming we are the reason for their upset.

ACT: THE new tool in weight management by Louise Tebble Need and want to lose weight? The gym may not be the answer. ACT; THE new tool in w eight mana managgement. The participants are taught how to work with their mind and body, not against it. Once the fight is given away youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find more energy to do the things you really want to do, like work towards your goals within the framework of your values. Just over two years ago a study was carried out where for ty people were gathered who had a long history of trying and failing to lose weight. This group of forty people attended a day-long ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) workshop. A second group of people, with a very similar profile and failed weight loss were sent to the gym. That was the extent of the study. No further involvement was scheduled. Three months later the participants were interviewed and information was gathered. The results were staggering. The group who attended the day-long ACT wor kshop repor ted greater weight-loss, were indeed more active and their default happiness scale had increased. Remember, these participants had a history of trying and failing to lose weight and the results were gathered three months after a one-off, daylong workshop. Amazing! How did this happen? ACT approaches everything differently. ACT a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;third generationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, is all about teaching people how to work towards what they want out of life (their values), as opposed to what most people actually do â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which is to move away from what they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want (emotional responses mostly based on fear). This is important so Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll repeat the message. ACT assists people to identify what they want out of life and they make steps to work towards achieving that, as opposed to

what people normally do â&#x20AC;&#x201C; that is to run their lives avoiding the emotions they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to feel. We are the managers of our own lives. Do you want to manage your life in a positive way? ACT teaches people to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;be withâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; their emotions. This very fast paced, constantly demanding, consumer based world is harming our psyche. The situation is such that we quickly find ourselves overwhelmed with everything that is vying for our attention. We multi-task (what a misnomer) and end up living in our heads either the past (geepers, did they misunderstand me?) or the future (Oh, I havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t paid that bill yet, I must do it); oscillating constantly between the two. It really is time to get off the treadmill! Anxiety is now the number one diagnosed mental health condition. Anxiety, simply put, is fear of the future, often based on the past. Anxiety is also called stress and people generally handle stress by shoving things mindlessly into their mouths; be it alcohol, food, cigarettes, joints, or, they participate in other avoidance strategies, like numbing out on a screen, TV or computer â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the list is extensive! The answer is to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;get out of your mindâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; but ACT does this via mindful practices and there are NO unpleasant or dangerous side-effects! The most powerful pharmaceutical ever invented in between the ears â&#x20AC;&#x201C; your ears! So back to weight loss. People suffer with dis-ordered eating (over or under eating) because they are ultimately wanting to avoid emotion; emotion that has been labelled bad. ACT teaches people how to handle and process emotion in a safe, side-effect free manner. Once people are able to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;be withâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; their emotions, the number of times they become overwhelmed are reduced and when they do â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;lose the plotâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, recovery is much quicker. It can be likened to a sugar addiction (alcohol misuse can be

placed under this category too due to the sugar content in alcohol). Hitting the sugar addiction head on is very difficult, but if you forget about trying to consume less sugar and instead buy a broad-spectrum food based pre and pro-biotic and take that, sugar cravings will naturally reduce as your gut becomes healthier. If you hit weight loss head on, it is very difficult, especially long-term, but if you use your mind to get off â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;the past/future treadmillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, to deal with and process so-called bad emotions, the weight tends to take care of itself. The principles of ACT can be taken into all aspects of life. Weight loss; anxiety (in all of its disguises); depression; disorganised thinking; what we think of as just life stressors; anger and rage issues; self-confidence issues; parenting; relationship issues; the list is endless. ACT is also most useful in the treatment of chronic pain and illhealth and is now listed under the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;empirical evidenceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; psychological listing, USA. If you have tried and failed with weight loss or any aspect of mental or emotional ill-health, ACT is for you. All you need bring is an open mind and a willingness to do something new. Namaste. The God in me, identifies and salutes the God in you. L o u i s e practices in U n l e y , Payneham, the Adelaide Hills a n d Strathalbyn. To make an appointment please call 0435 469 123 or e-mail louise.tebble@gmail.com. Medicar Medicaree rebate is applicable with a GP mental health referral. Concession rates available. Louise can be heard on Happy FM 90.2

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BY DORIAN MARSLAND-SMITH The body/mind is an amazing electro-chemical system which is constantly sending millions of signals throughout the body every second weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re alive. What drives this amazing power-house of chemistry and electricity? Our thoughts. And what stimulates our thoughts? The many signals we receive through our sensory system on a moment to moment basis. We interpret this sensory data and then emotions follow our thinking, albeit so quickly and automatically we often donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even know weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had a thought. Thoughts by themselves donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t cause suffering, but the emotional charge that quickly follows our thoughts creates either comfort or discomfort, pleasure or pain. The emotional response comes from the value-judgment encoded in the thought â&#x20AC;&#x201C; is this good or bad, do I like it or not, is my survival threatened or am I safe? Over time our thinking forms patterns and we develop habitual ways of processing information. Most of us have a range of healthy thinking patterns as well as faulty ones. Our thinking and the way we see the world is heavily influenced by our past experiences, our values and the current information we have. All these things together create a frame of reference or structure to thinking and experiencing that is as unique as we are. We use this frame of reference to assess and interpret incoming information which in turn reinforces the frame of reference. Unless we question and modify the frame of reference, we are at risk of developing faulty or negative thinking patterns, often called cognitive distortions. Cognitive distortions cause lots of stress and can keep us stuck, even

to the point of feeling like a victim of circumstances and other people. They create inflexibility and are very common in those with mood problems, including anxiety and depression.

Common negative thinking patterns

Some of the common negative thinking patterns are: â&#x20AC;˘ All or nothing thinking â&#x20AC;&#x201C; we see everything as black or white, there is no grey area or middle ground. Things are all one way or the other and we overlook or dismiss evidence to the contrary. This thinking pattern lends itself to perfectionism where we see ourselves as a total failure if our performance falls below a rigidlyheld standard â&#x20AC;˘ Overgeneralisation - a single negative event is seen as a neverending pattern of failure or defeat. If something negative happened in the past, we assume it will always happen that way â&#x20AC;˘ Ignoring the positive - discounting positive experiences or feedback, seeing our successes as flukes â&#x20AC;˘ Jumping to conclusions â&#x20AC;&#x201C; assuming things will turn out in a negative way and looking for evidence to support this assumption. This thinking pattern jumps to an end point or conclusion and then works back from there to build a case to prove it â&#x20AC;˘ Labeling â&#x20AC;&#x201C; habitually placing allencompassing labels on ourselves or others which define in mono-chrome or one-dimensional ways, eg â&#x20AC;&#x153;heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a loserâ&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m stupidâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;˘ Magnifying or minimizing â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x153;catastrophisingâ&#x20AC;? things or making mountains out of molehills, blowing things out of proportion and focusing on the worst possible scenario.

There are three simple ways we can overcome negative thinking: 1. by recognising faulty thinking patterns and challenging them; 2. by making space for all experiences and feelings, allowing flexibility and uncertainty rather than going for control and predictability; 3. and even more effective, we can choose to not attach ourselves to the thoughts which arise. We can separate ourselves from negative thinking by taking a moment to go within, connecting to our heart space and opening up to love and gratitude. If we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t attach our selves to our thoughts but rather see them as a passing parade of bits of information, we will experience far greater freedom. To change problem thinking, feelings or behaviours, it is most effective to work at multiple levels of consciousness â&#x20AC;&#x201C; at the conscious level, the sub-conscious level and the super-conscious level. Working at the conscious level we can investigate and change some of our beliefs and thinking patterns. Working at the sub-conscious level we can resolve and release old emotional drivers. Engaging the super-conscious level enables us to harness the creative faculties of our Higher Self. In this way we work with our innate design to resolve personal challenges. Dorian Marsland-Smith is a qualified Life Coach, Private Subconscious-mind Healing Therapist (PSH), and MetaPractitioner in Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) and Neurosemantics. She assists people to work at all levels of consciousness to overcome challenges. Dorian specializes in negative body image and emotional eating so that individuals can achieve their natural weight without dieting. For more information visit www.passionforlifecoaching.com, or call 0448 881 268.

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THE PRINCIPLES OF SUBCONSCIOUS-MIND HEALING ○

BY LEAONA HAMOOD AND MICHAEL OSTER Our previous articles have discussed the subconscious mind and its ability to heal many symptoms that resist conscious level help and other therapies. This time we’ll address the three essential principles of true subconscious change.

We are often asked who can benefit from P.S.H. Therapy. Our answer is “if you have responses, behavior patterns or habits you are unhappy with and unable to change through will power and conscious effor t – they are probably the result of sub-

conscious dynamics”. The first principle to understand is that you don’t need help until you have come to the conclusion within yourself that you have a problem and want to do something about it. Many people consider other s need help. The fact is that if the person is genuinely happy with the way they are, then they are not about to make changes just because someone else wants them to. There is no point someone coming to see us to stop smoking because their wife or husband wants them to or because it is not allowed in their workplace. They need to stop because they want to and accept responsibility for making the changes. More impor tantly, in order to make subconscious changes, you have to consciously continue wanting those changes until you have made them - until you feel happy and comfortable inside. If for some reason you think “To hell with it all”, then you will probably stay the way you are. Secondly, in order to achieve subconscious change, you also need to be willing and prepared to open the channels of communication within your own mind. The part of you that is making you feel insecure or unhappy in some way, is the part of you that has to make the changes. Everyone has the ability to do this provided they want to. Finally you have to trust and be patient with your own inner healing

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www.innerself.com.au process. This means not analyzing what’s happening or trying to help the process along in any way - and being patient and allowing the deeper part of you to do the healing, that only that part knows how to do. By adhering to these three principles and with the appropriate help, true subconscious change can be achieved.

With permission and endorsed by I.C.S.T.R. (QLD) – www.icstr.com.au My name is Leaona Hamood, a former aerobics instructor of ten years, I have over 20 years experience in the Health and Fitness Industry and have always had a passion for a healthy mind and body. I am a qualified Private Subconscious-mind Healing (P.S.H.) therapist and studied under the founder and Principal of the International Centre for Subconsciousmind Training and Research (Qld). My aim in life has always been to help people emotionally and physically. I am available 7 days a week and most evenings and can be contacted for enquiries or appointments on 0419037830. My name is Michael Oster. I am a qualified Private Subconsciousmind Healing (P.S.H.) therapist and also a Registered Nurse of 20 years standing. My qualifications in PSH have come from studying directly under the founder and Principal of the International Centre for Subconsciousmind Training and Research (Qld). For the last ten years I have been working with people around behaviour change, particularly in the addictions area. I have a passion to see positive change and growth in people. If you feel like you’re ready for change, I can be contacted for enquiries or appointments on 0411174110.

A genius is one who shoots at something no one else can see - and hits it. ~Author Unknown

READY to LIVE MY DREAM ○

BY WENDY LAWSON I couldn’t imagine the reality of being able to step into a career of my dreams whilst making a good living and helping others. It’s possible… I have always loved caring for others and dreamt of finding a vocation that made sense. I wanted to make a difference. My dream of going back to study was always being sidelined by either lack of money or time. Late in 2009, I became involved in some self- development workshops and received different types of treat-

ments in complimentary medicine.It turned out that I loved it! I became certain that pursuing my passion of helping others by developing a career in complimentary medicine was exactly what I needed at that point in my life. I knew then that it was exactly what was missing and what I had been looking for to fulfil my life, both personally and professionally. The veil was lifted. This inspiring realisation led me down the path I was to follow to my ultimate destination of becoming a complementary


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health practitioner.After some extensive research I found more and more positive reasons as to why natural health would be a wonderful area in which to delve into - not only as a self-fulfilling vocation but as a viable career. What was impor tant to me was finding an environment where I would be amongst like-minded people with the same yearnings that I had. I wanted to be a part of a supportive, personal atmosphere where I could develop myself and my skills, which would eventually enable me to encourage and assist others to do the same. I joined a reputable College that offered training in Diplomas on weeknights and weekends. This meant that I could continue with work and family duties whilst pursuing my dream. The college I attended embraced and encouraged me throughout my learning experience. The instructors were of an exceptional calibre, thoroughly professional and caring in their approach to instilling their wisdom and experience in me. The way in which this fed my passion was invigorating. I felt the challenges

innerSelf newspaper were set at just the right level to motivate and push me to do my best. I achieved more than I had thought possible. The students became my friends and we supported each other as friends, family, study partners and eventually, colleagues. The College had a fantastic system in place which enabled me to get the practical experience I needed to become a professional, confident and experienced practitioner.They had VET FEE-HELP, so that with this Federal Government loan the issue of finances vanished. In Victoria, the College is also approved for the Skills Victoria subsidy, which is a grant you do not have to pay back. What a great opportunity! As I developed as a practitioner, I undertook professional practice hours in the attached student clinic. Whilst I was nervous to begin with, the staff and instructors, and even the other senior students encouraged and suppor ted me. Within a short while I felt and acted like a professional. Clients were telling me how much I made a difference to them and how I had changed their lives. They were walking out with a new perspective on life, which I had contributed to! It felt amazing. I knew that there would be no more wondering what I would do with my life. I could make a difference every day by caring for people and learning more about myself in turn. The whole experience has been a positive and enriching one for me, where I learnt more about myself than I had realised I would. I am now happily on my journey as a professional natural health practitioner and still, I am able to contribute to people’s lives in many other ways. I am a mentor to new and developing stu-

dent, I have regular contact with other professionals who offer support and feedback, and I can sleep easy each night, content in the knowledge that I have found my place in life. I now look forward to developing further in the many avenues that have opened up since I embraced change and took the first step to my new life. 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. For more information on beginning YOUR dream contact The Health Arts Collegevia email on study@thacollege.edu.au, research all your choices at www.thacollege.edu.au or you may call to speak with YOUR personal course adviser on 1300 658 326.

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CHANGE YOUR MIND ○

BY MICHAEL MOREL Change your mind and you can change your life forever! From a very early age we have been conditioned to work only with what I call “The Traditional Mind” This is the mind which can only reason with positive and negative or “Right and Wrong” . We often discribe this as being “Between a rock and a hard place”. In this space there is little room for movement and so from a very early age we learn that to be right is to be rewarded and to be wrong is to be punished [in some form or other]. Therefore we ALL want to be RIGHT which is why there is so much conflict in the world...In order to eliminate this false belief we need to get connected to Earth! Indeed in order to create life itself we need positive, negative and earth. As humans we can only believe what we have been taught to believe and, as these teachings are “hammered” into us over many generations we find it not only difficult to change but fearful as well. Civilisation is in the throes of a battle between The Traditional Mind and The Organic Mind. The for mer[or Ego mind] is NEVER satisfied no matter how much it gathers. It always wants MORE and more is never enough. The Organic [or Spiritual Mind] on the other hand does not dwell on want but on “Need”. There is a vast difference between the two for once one has what one needs there is no other need. I believe that we are in the

throes of a Third World War albiet at a mind level as those in control strive to keep us imprisoned while on a soul level we all yearn to be free...This is evident in The Middle East and other countries where Dictators and Authority is being challenged. The Soul needs to be totally free. Free to express its creative nature as it was meant to do. In our present and past civilisations we have been taxed for being creative hence have yet to reach our full potential. To change your mind you first need to acknowledge that there is something other than the conscious mind. That is to say the Subconscious and the Super conscious [Which many label God] which are never imprisoned like our conscious mind which has only words to play with. Once again it is trapped between right and wrong. The Organic Mind is the level of conscious we seek and it simply IS. When you discover your Organic Mind you will be in a perpetual state of meditation for the word meditation simply means “To Be” I have been in this state for more than a decade and can gaurantee that if all minds were to embrace this consciousness there would never again be wars, violence, disease or death as we know it. In my past I have experienced the shackles of the Traditional Mind which on a couple of occasions threatened to end my life. I cannot begin to express the joy in this new consciousness where miracles are a common occurance,

health and energy are boundless and there is “No Doubt About Me” I sincerly trust that others will join me and spread the word that to have both inner and outer peace all we have to do is “CHANGE OUR MINDS”. Michael Morel is agentleman who has gathered many experiences and much knowledge during his life on the planet. He wishes to share such knowledge with those who seek information about The Mysteries of The Mind and of “Life”. He invites you to join him in that space he calls “THERE’ which he describes as “The spot between the Rock and the Hard Place “ when both have been removed and no-thing is in opposition. It is where complete Freedom dwells, uninhibited by the invisible bonds of ignorance and fear. Check Michaels website and Blog . www.michaelmorel.com For further information www,michaelmorel.com


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yourNATUROPATH

SINGLE in the suburbs

with BELLE McCALEB

with JANE DONOVAN

Stress and Fat

Your Soul Mate is out there! Finding that special person can sometimes seem like searching for the needle in the haystack. As you desire love in your life and spent time working out the wants and don’t wants list, often by experiencing dates that have left you believing there really are no decent single people out there, it can get to a point where you almost give up. For those who have spent time on their self development, the list of what you desire in a partner can become so long that this dream person seems to be unreachable. Being open to how this person presents to you is crucial to your success at meeting that special person. If you are social you may find yourself meeting plenty of single genuine people however each person may be presenting to you with a quality that is on your must not have list. This is where the danger comes in of filtering out almost everyone that you become un-datable. The key to meeting someone special is to ensure that the door is wide open to those meeting you. Having a wide open door enables plenty of people to be able to come into your life. If your ‘ideal partner’ list is so long that it makes the door a tiny crack, possibly no-

one will get through. Over the years I have heard hundreds of reasons why someone is unsuitable to date. From the superficial such as I don’t like facial hair; she’s too skinny or fat; he’s not tall enough; I don’t like girls that wear jeans to behavioural judgements such as he used the wrong cutlery at dinner; she has a strange laugh; he talks too much; she was too serious. And then we hear the assumptions such as he’s got baggage with two children; she’s into house renovating and I don’t enjoy that; he’s too keen too quick; she’s too busy. A recent study by a US leading Psychologist has revealed that around 95% of first impressions are inaccurate. If this is true (and I suspect it is), then this changes the dating game. When meeting someone for the first time, you are making all sor ts of assumptions and judgements. If you are 95% of the time incorrect, then possibly this person deserves another chance. Dating experts in the US are now recommending that if you meet someone and believe they are ‘nice’ or you experienced a ‘nice time’ in their company, (and by nice, I mean not fabulous and not boring), then this person is cer-

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tainly worth your time to see on another date. By opening up to the possibility of your judgement and assessments initially being in-accurate you are now opening up to a whole world of possibilities as to who potentially could become someone special in your life. First impressions certainly count, however I strongly urge you to give people a real chance and that just may include a second and even third chance. You will have little to lose in this process and much to gain. Many single people believe they will instantly know the moment they meet someone that they have met their Soul Mate. The chemistry will be strong, the pull to be together will be irresistible and the fireworks exploding. Recent research is suggesting that this isn’t a clear sign of having met your Soul Mate but rather that you have met someone who biologically you will make healthy and strong babies with. This could just be Mother Nature at work helping to keep the sur vival of our species strong. If this is true, then I suggest that instead of waiting for the 10 chemistry and only having perhaps a 4 in compatibility that instead you turn down the chemistry criteria a

notch to say a 7 and up the compatibility requirement to a 10. By combining these two theories, you will find yourself open to dating those with a lower chemistry pull and by giving them several chances to get to know them better you are increasing your chances of finding someone with true compatibility. And by the way, many happily together long term couples will tell you that their first few dates were simply ‘nice’ and that the chemistry increased as their compatibility connection grew. Enjoy being open to who may present as a suitable partner. Ensure you are actively social to meet them. You just may be surprised at who has been right in front of you all this time waiting for you to see with clear eyes. Yours in love Jane Donovan, Social 8 Adelaide

Doing “everything right” but can’t lose weight? It could be your “stress response”! Losing weight or more appropriately stated losing excess body fat is for many a frustrating and elusive experience. One can cut calories and exercise regularly yet still struggle to keep body fat in a healthy range. This is because a number of factors besides caloric intake contribute to fat gain and retention. These include stress hormone levels, insulin resistance, inflammation, tissue pH, muscle mass quality, sex hormone levels and thyroid hormone levels. These factors are often interrelated – each playing into the other resulting in subtle neuro-endocrine dysfunction and fat accumulation. In many cases the fat tends to accumulate centrally around the abdomen and this pattern is associated with the development of over t chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes.

Jane is a partner in Adelaide’s leading social club, Social 8 for business and professional single people aged 30 to 65. She co-ordinates dinners and events every week and is a respected singles coach. Jane’s teachings can be followed on facebook at www.facebook.com/janesloveshack or twitter www.twitter.com/ janedonovan or contact Jane on 8362 6800 or www.social8.com.au

Chronic stress leads to disturbances in our hormonal balance on multiple levels. In response to a threat to life or limb (or a perceived threat) the body makes “fight flight” hormones to get us out of danger. The problem is in modern life the threats are rarely those we can physically fight back or flee from –

Stress and Fat

rather they are things like work or family life stressors that are chronic in nature. Although the acute stress response is designed to save our lives the chronic stress response and prolonged hormone secretion results in a predisposition to laying down fat around our abdominal organs. Cortisol, one of our “stress” hormones, produced in mild excess during chronic prolonged stress opposes the action of insulin, promotes the development of insulin resistance and predisposes us to gaining fat around our abdominal organs. This is the “high risk” fat pattern. The fat gain around the mid-section is “high risk” for a number of reasons. This fat is packed around


14 our abdominal organs. In ancient times it was a response to stress – if you were likely to starve through the drought your body learned to “pack it on” to save you. This fat is the most metabolically active – it is readily available, providing fat as a fuel source. Unfortunately excess of free fatty acids in the blood can lead to fat infiltration into our organs – fatty liver is one example. This leads to compromise in the organ function. This fat is also a source of inflammatory cell-signalling molecules. It can be said that inflammation is the common factor of all chronic disease and certainly inflammation is a key factor in the development of the conditions associated with abdominal obesity such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Muscle mass is another key consideration in fat gain or loss. Our muscle mass and quality is one of the key determinants of our metabolic rate. If one’s metabolism is slow due to low muscle mass, poor muscle quality or hormonal dysfunction, such as an under-active thyroid, the rate at which we burn calories at rest is slowed. This has a huge 24/7 effect on our ability to burn calories and fat. Unfortunately stress hormones such as cortisol also encourage muscle breakdown and discourage muscle building. This leads to poor quality and mass over time if stress is prolonged. This is why regular muscle building exercise is important for fat loss. The only way to build muscle is through “resistance” training or putting the muscle under stress. Yes weight training will do this but so will Yoga postures that involve the “lifting” of our own body weight. In addi-

innerSelf newspaper tion Yoga has been demonstrated to lower cortisol levels and inverted postures can boost thyroid function. Boosting of thyroid function is a consideration as an increase in stress hormone production is associated with a decrease in thyroid function and subsequent tendency to lowered metabolic rate and fat gain.

Manage your stress to lose fat!

So getting to the gym or Yoga class is a very important part of the fat loss picture but it is also very impor tant to directly address your physiologic stress response if you need to lose fat. How do you do this short of taking off to live on an idyllic island somewhere??? Well realise even on an idyllic island there may be unfriendly natives or worries about how many coconuts are available! Seriously it is not about changing our life but how we deal with it and stress management through practices such as Yoga, Tai Chi and Meditation are very very useful. And so are the natural physiologic approaches that really help! Herbal medicines, known as adaptogens, are utilised by modern Western Herbal Medicine practitioners for the restoration of balance in the stress coping systems of the body/mind. Many of the herbs used have their origins in the ancient healthcare systems of our world including ancient India, America and Asia. These herbs can help reverse the “stress” component of fat gain and retention. Examples include the Ginsengs, Withania, Schisandra and Bupleurum. Nutritional approaches are also very useful – B vitamins,

amino acids such as Tyrosine and Phenylalanine and other trace minerals and nutrients can also help to restore balance to our stress coping system. If you are wishing to lose fat it is very useful to know where you are with regard to your body composition. What is your muscle, fat, water distribution? Are you carrying excess fat around the middle? What is your fat loss goal? Do you need to gain muscle or improve muscle quality to assist with fat loss? Are there signs of inflammation or other contributors to fat gain and retention? These parameters and others can be assessed with Bioimpedence Analysis – a quick and simple process. Kno w wwher her ou ar our sites Know heree yyou aree to set yyour on wwher her ou wwant ant to be! Mention heree yyou this article and receive a 20% discount on your first consultation including a BioImpedence Analysis and Report. Belle McCaleb ND, RN, MSS-C, BSN is a naturopath, herbalist, Master’s Prepared counselor, qualified yoga instructor and the Consultant Naturopath for Cancer Care Centre in Unley, SA. She is also a registered nurse & highly qualified Women’s Health Specialist with advanced nursing degrees and certifications in Gynaecology, Obstetrics and Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility. Belle’s private practice is located in St Georges, South Australia where she offers natural medicine care for the whole family, specialising in cancer support & women’s health. She offers Live Blood Analysis, Urine & Saliva Testing and Bioimpedence Analysis on site. Private health rebates may apply for consultations and weight loss programs.

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Your

with LYNNE SINGLEWOOD

Allergies Have you ever wondered why you have been able to eat a certain food for years and then all of a sudden that same food seems to disagree with you and your body reacts in a negative way every time you try to eat it. By building up the immune system and finding out what’s causing the disruption in the body, the discomfort you are feeling can eventually subside. Maybe your nose is continually blocked, perhaps you suffer from red eyes, itching, skin rashes, hives, shor tness of breath or constant headaches, tummy problems. If you have any of the above maybe you are suffering from an allergy. Allergies often occur when there is damage to the mucous membrane in the digestive tract, which may be caused if you are not breaking down the foods you are eating efficiently, ess or a lac this may be due to str stress lackk of essential nnutrients utrients such as zinc or potassium chloride etc. If you don’t break down the food you are eating efficiently it can ferment in the gut and the undigested food components may leak through the digestive membrane into the blood stream. Once these par ticles have entered the bloodstream your immune system can overreact and see them as foreign particles and produce too many antibodies to fight them, which cause

certain cells in your body called mast cells to rupture and release histamine (excess histamine causes inflammation). Allergies can also have a genetic component, for example, if one parent has an issue, it will follow suit that one of their children may also have similar reactions. If both parents suffer with these reactions there is an even greater risk for the offspring. The fact is, allergies can be a very frustrating part of one’s life and can cause a great deal of discomfort and unhappiness. In regard to your beautiful eyes and the iris, allergy can be seen very clearly, as a fine red netting around the edge of the iris (it’s called an allergy net) and as I’ve mentioned in previous columns the digestive area is seen between the pupil and the jagged line which is a small distance out from the pupil known as the collarette. If this area looks particularly dark you may need some professional guidance in regard to your digestive system. Even your immune system can be seen in the sclera (the white por tion of the eyes) with a trained eye, it never ceases to amaze me that most of the time the answers are right in front of us, we just need to know where to look. What should you do if you think you have an allergy? You need to find

out what’s causing the problem. There are many different types of testing methods used, some practitioners use an elimination diet to find out what the offending substance is, others test the blood which is very good or you may be referred on to an allergist for the skin prick method, all of these are fine. I have wanted to do something about this for some years now and have recently become a consultant for a company that does biocompatibility testing. What is a biocompatibility issue? It’s an inappropriate response by the immune system to a substance which is not usually harmful. We test 400 condiments that most of us come into contact with every day, such as: different fruits, berries, alcohols, everyday drinks (like tea or coffee), seafoods, herbal teas, herbs and spices, sauces, seeds, stocks, meats, oils, dairy foods, supermarket breads, soy products, green vegetables, sprouts, other vegies, nuts, spreads, flours and grains, gluten free products, breakfast cereals, chocolate/sweets, biscuits, sugars/ sweeteners, laundry products, deodorants, sunscreen, bathroom chemicals, kitchen/cleaning products, toothpaste, hair/fibres i.e. wool, metals, common supplements, creams and ointments etc. This test is done through a sample of your hair. Your hair is a tissue, just


innerSelf newspaper as your cells and organs are tissue. If you have been following my column, you may have noticed I love testing using hair, as mentioned in column four I also do hair tissue analysis in the clinic which is a specialized analytical test that measures the levels of trace minerals found in your tissues enabling you to look at your nutritional status. What can you do at home to help? Well bear in mind the most common foods to cause problems appear to be, wheat, gluten, dairy products, nuts, shellfish, eggs and chocolate. Also sulphites can cause reactions to sensitive individuals, these are common food additives and are in many supermarket foods. A few common supplements that may give you a little relief are, a good probiotic can help to enhance your immune system and improve digestion, a good quality vitamin C product, Quercetin and bromelain can also help dampen down the inflammatory response and alleviate some of the discomfort. Ultimately you really should find out what the offending allergen is by having some sor t of testing done. If I can be of assistance and shed some light on this problem for you, don’t hesitate to call me. Lynne Singlewood has been teaching natural medicine at Endeavour College for the last five years. Lynne is a dynamic naturopathic practitioner who has a passion to help the community with their health and well being. Her deep love of iridology and herbal medicine is infectious, visit her at the NEW Findon Clinic (Integrated Medicine). Ph: 0421618792 or email lynne@irishealth.com.au. Web site: www.irishealth.com.au

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yourCHIROPRACTOR with DR ROB HUTCHINGS

A Well Adjusted Immune System As the weather starts to cool, colds and flu’s become more prevalent and we star t to look for ways to boost our immune system. However the immune system is important all year round. It plays a vital role in the overall health of literally every cell and tissue in the body. Not only is it the immune system’s job to protect us from colds and flu’s, but also it helps fight against cancer, repair damaged joints and slow down the aging process. Most people would never make the connection between a misaligned spine and decreased function of the immune system, or that by receiving chiropractic adjustments to realign the spine the immune system would become stronger and healthier. That is, however, exactly what occurs. The evidence, and more importantly the results that support chiropractic for painful conditions, such as back pain, sciatica, headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome and neck pain has long been known. The chiropractic profession has done a reasonably good job in educating the public about its effectiveness and safety. Where the profession has not been as effective in educating the

public and other health care professionals, is in the role of spinal health and the systemic functions of the body. It is time for that to change.

Immune System Stressors

To understand the role of the spine and chiropractic care in immune function, it is first important to understand how stressors and the body’s response to stress affect the immune system. Stress is a common topic in the modern world, however there is actually three categories of stress: physical, chemical (toxic) and emotional. Physical stress includes obvious accidents such as traffic collisions, falls and spor ting injuries. Less obvious are micro traumas and postural stress, when left unchecked over time they cause the spine to become misaligned and can be equally or more damaging than the obvious traumas. Chemical stressors include the hundreds of unregulated chemicals in everyday personal care and home products, chemicals in foods and toxins in our environment. Emotional stressors can be feelings of anger, anxiety, depression and fear.

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The Physiological Response to Stress and Immune Response

When the body is under stress, whether physical, chemical or emotional, the physiological response is essentially the same. The body will increase stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline, which in turn increase blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol levels. At the same time serotonin “happy hormone” levels decrease, digestion is impaired and cellular immunity decreases. These changes, particularly high blood pressure and cholesterol when measured independently are generally considered errors by the body and medications are often given. The key error is not in the testing, but in understanding that these changes are essential in response to short term stress and that the body was e v er designed to cope with long ter m str ess term stress ess..

A Misaligned Spine Depresses Immune Function

One of the more crucial chronic stresses that are often overlooked is spinal misalignment, known as subluxation. There is no scientific doubt that a misaligned spine increases the stress response and a program of chiropractic adjustments designed to realign the spine decreases the stress response. Numerous studies have been conducted to demonstrate the effect that chiropractic care has on the immune system. A study by researchers at the National College of Chiropractic in Illinois published 1991 in the Journal of Manipulative Physiology Therapy demonstrated that the immune response of patients increases directly after a chiropractic adjustment. Therefore it is not surprising that patients of all ages who come in with colds, ear infections, sore throats, si-

nus congestion and stomach viruses often report that their recovery is accelerated by the chiropractic adjustment. Research also suppor ts the evidence that infections are less frequent and less severe when the spine is kept in proper alignment. Dr Rob Hutchings has a Bachelor of Kinesiology and Doctorate in Chiropractic. His passion is in helping people achieve optimal health and healing, naturally. Dr Rob practices at Health Align on Glen Osmond Rd where clients received detailed spinal analysis and a program of chiropractic care combined with exercises to optimise the alignment of their spine and strengthen core muscles. Health Align also offers Pilates, nutritional consultations and provides a range of toxin free personal care and home cleaning products to eliminate a large amount of chemical stress on the body. You can find out more about the services offered by Health Align at www.healthalign.com.au or phone 8338 2221.


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HORMONE health

with KASEY YATES – NATUROPATH

Alternatives to Blood Tests

terone, oestradiol, oestrone, estriol, testosterone, dihydrotesterone, DHEAS, and cortisol) • collection time is more controlled, which makes results more accurate • it is non-invasive, simple, safe, painless and stress-free • it is private and convenient (can be collected outside normal clinic hours, at home) • allows for multiple collections • hormones are stable in saliva at room temp. for at least 3 weeks • it helps to remove the burden of the cost of excessive blood testing from the medical system • tests are easily transported via Australia Post to the laboratory interstate, usually at no charge to the patient There are many peer-reviewed journals that recommend that use of saliva hormone testing and its accuracy. In my own experience as a naturopath, I have seen many patients who have suffered for years with problems that no blood test could help reveal the cause of. And yet when I have referred these patients for saliva hormone testing, the

Blood Tests showing there’s The free steroid hormones pasnothing wrong, but you know sively traverse into the cells in the you’re still not right? salivary gland and flow with the fluid There are other avenues you can that passively accompanies sodium explore! that is pumped by the sodium/potasHave you ever had something sium ATPase mechanism. This means wrong for quite some time and yet that there is no change in the horwhen you go to the doctor, blood mone concentration, despite the tests reveal nothing? Have you ever change in flow rate. suffered from steady weight gain, faSome of the other advantages of tigue, irregular menstrual cycles, difsaliva hormone testing (SHT) inficulty conceiving, painful or lumpy clude: breasts, headaches, decreased li• saliva reflects the biologically bido, or even recurrent infection, and active (free) fraction of steroid horall tests have left your doctor with no mones in the bloodstream answers to give you? Unfortunately, • hormones are usually more many people have. And when the thoroughly checked in saliva (eg doctor or specialist can give you no SHT’s usually always check progesgood reason why something be might be going wrong, it can leave you feeling like that’s it, you’ll never get to the bottom of it. The fact is, there are other avenues of testing that you can explore, and all you have to do is find the right health specialist who can offer these tests. Saliva hormone testing is an ideal alternative to blood testing when it involves a situation that can stem from an hormonal imbalance. As hormones are connected with many of the systems in our body (e.g. We Specialise in Organic our digestive system, nervous system, immune sysGluten FREE, Sugar FREE, Dairy FREE tem, etc), there is every possibility that a hormonal Environmentally Friendly Foods & Products imbalance may have some impact on your health.

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www.innerself.com.au results have helped to shed light on an uncomplicated situation that could easily be improved with the appropriate natural medicine and lifestyle changes. There is however a cost for saliva hormone testing, unlike blood tests ordered through your medical practitioner which is covered by Medicare. This cost will vary and depends on the laboratory that the tests are being ordered through. It will also usually take approximately 10 working days for your tests results to arrive, at which point your practitioner will go through them with you, explaining any imbalances, etc. Please remember that blood testing is still crucial and should be the first place you start looking when trying to work out what is causing your health problems. However, if after some time you are getting no answers and your health problems are still not improving, please remember, you can look elsewhere for alternative testing with a qualified health therapist. Kasey Yates – Naturopath, graduated from the South Australian College of Natural Medicine in 2006 with Advanced Diplomas of Applied Science (Honours) in Naturopathy, Western Herbal Medicine and Nutrition. I specialise in hormonal imbalances and weight loss, amongst other things. Kasey’s Naturopathic Clinic is situated inside Romeo’s Organic Wholefoods which is a large health food shop that supplies ‘alternative’, organic and ‘super’ foods. Romeo’s Organic Wholefoods North Adelaide Village 71-79 O’Connell St North Adelaide SA 5006 Ph: 8361 9150 Fx: 8361 9137 romeosorganics@internode.on.net

TREATtheCAUSE with ANDREA FERNANDEZ INDULSKI

TO TREAT THE CAUSE OR THE SYMPTOMS? It is better to pay to prevent disease than to treat the disease itself. Heavy metals amongst other toxins threaten our health in incremental values. It has been proven that we have today between 400-1000 times more lead in our bones than that found 400 years ago. This increase in toxicity levels has effects in the brain, blood function, cognitive development of children and blood formation. Lead toxicity blocks vitamins that are intrinsic to blood formation. High levels of lead are involved in causing high blood pressure, high cholesterol, arteriosclerosis, fatigue, chronic anaemia, osteoporosis, cognitive impairment, joint pain, increased need for knee replacements and decreased immune system with a tendency towards auto-immunity. On the other hand, mercury toxicity can occur after exposure to pesticide, fertilizer, insecticide; eating excessive quantities of fish and supplementing with poor quality commercial fish oil capsules; drinking water and exposure to car exhaust fumes. However, the number one mercury exposure originates from dental amalgams. Exposure of mercury through

dental amalgams constitutes 50% of mercury contamination experienced by people. As a matter of fact, mercury contamination of the fetus occurs by 40-60% of dental amalgam being released to the placenta and, or via breastfeeding. Think of the pa tient in his/ her topatient tality tality.. People with amalgam mercury dental fillings present with high levels of mercury in the blood straight after eating, because the chewing motion would have let the mercury filling loose. The mercury vapors then reach the brain, thyroid and lungs. Also, the liver, kidney, hear t and bowel are organs that are readily affected by mercury. In the bowel, gut storage of mercury imbalances the colonic gut flora disturbing the balance of good and bad bacteria. Mercury in that organ makes it very challenging to achieve healthy levels of good bacteria making the sufferer almost dependent on daily good bacteria supplementation. Do not co covver the symptoms with dr ugs drugs ugs.. Symptoms of mercury overload include: chronic fatigue, malaise, low energy levels, imbalanced bowel movements and auto-immune bowel problems including colitis and


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Crohn’s, depression and anxiety, loss of memory and cognitive function; increased likelihood of infection with fungi, parasites, viruses such as herpes, bacteria namely Staph spp and Strep spp as well as creating antibiotic resistance. We also find that mercury toxicity creates an imbalance in the thyroid gland making it difficult to maintain balanced weight levels whilst increasing weight gain. The mercury effect on the thyroid gland increases fatigue, hair loss, weight gain, mental lethargy, sleep disturbances, emotional instability and the like. The problem is that mercury cannot be effectively found and measured in the blood or hair. Generally saliva and urine analysis are very effective means for accurate mercury testing. Unfor tunately, having the amalgams removed without a personalized detoxification program may elicit no changes. I have seen patients with left-over amalgam from a decade ago.

Look ffor or the origin of the disease disease.. On a similar level, our beloved animals also present with ailments related to heavy metal exposure. I have once been called upon to find the cause of the loss of performance on the race track of this thoroughbred mare. I found that her urine samples presented with lead and mercury from farm exposure. It was detoxification of these metals that made her place in the every race thereafter. We can conclude that it is only after we eliminate and treat the cause of the symptoms that one can be symptom-free. Andrea Fernandez Indulski NDHUMANKIND’S WELLBEING Andrea holds the following qualifications: Masters Sclerographics, Gradruate Diploma Integrated Iridology®, Bachelor Health Science (Complementary Medicine), Naturopath, Herbalist, Animal Technician (Iridology), Researcher at WCH. She has 5 years experience consulting clinically around Adelaide and hosting health seminars. She has a passion for human and animal clinical nutrition and Iridology/Sclerology studies. She just finished writing her first book that validates complementary medicine use in clinical practice and is out for phone or e-sale. You can contact her on 0414 701 479 or afernandez@adam.com.au. Also visit her online on www.animaliridology.com.au or www.humankindswellbeing.com.au. Her clinic is located in North Adelaide.

rate if liquid products are your choice. Making a paste increases your savings eg the Vegetable stock below will cost about $8 for 2-3L of liquid vs 15 L of stock when made as a paste and reconstituted! Contr ol – you can decide which Control foods to add that appeal to your palate and ensure you meet your own health goals or beliefs. If space is an issue in your fridge or freezer and you have a kitchen appliance that cooks as well as stirs and blends you can concentrate your stock into a paste by omitting water in recipes (freeze it in ice cube trays or add salt as a preservative).

Vegetable Stock

Vegetable Stock is a wonderful neutral base that can be used for many dishes and you can alter the style to suit your flavour preferences. Eg if you prefer Mediterranean style foods use herbs such as bay, thyme, basil, rosemary, sage, oregano and parsley. However, if Asian foods are more to your taste use ginger, chilli, garlic, lemon grass and coriander. With all herbs remember that they are an addition not the main star, so use them judiciously, particularly if they have a strong flavour. Roughly chop a mixture of vegetables (onion, garlic, carrots, celery, tomato, mushrooms, squash, zucchini etc) ensuring that you are not having anything that dominates any herbs of choice. Add water to cover, a splash of white wine may be added and some salt for flavour and storage (a lightly salted stock will keep a few days in the fridge, heavier salting results in longer storage). Cover and simmer a couple of hours, strain and refrigerate. If making a paste, omit water and blend all ingre-

BY MARK MAHANETS

Give your food soul – use a good stock As we move through the colder months we tend to focus more on those foods which are warming – both for the body and the soul. And as our local, seasonal winter vegetables are perfect for long slow cooking it’s the soups and other wet dishes that are going to give us the fluids that we need to survive our air conditioned environments and the cold dry air outside. The secret ingredient that will make your dish tasty, with a depth of flavour that makes you want to lick your spoon – is a well made stock. Stocks are the foundation of all good soups, sauces and other wet dishes such as risotto, casseroles and sometimes curries. They are found in most western food cultures and in Japanese cooking it is dashi (Bonito flakes and kelp) that is used to add depth of flavour. A stock is a slowly cooked base food (meat, fish, poultry or vegetable) in a liquid (water or wine) with complementary vegetables, herbs and spices to extract flavour. Stock may be pale or dark (usually created by browning food before simmering), light and clear (solids are removed) or thick and viscous. Purchasing a commercially prepared stock product (liquid, powder or cube) is often the most convenient option in a busy life but watch out – not all packaged products are created equal. Generally, liquid products tend to have less items listed on the label than compressed powders and cubes so may be closest to homemade stock. Although some will contain products that you may not desire and others may be missing what you think you are buying! For example - Chicken style or flavour may mean no actual chicken product has been used in its preparation, or it could be another meat was used, or none at all. This is obviously difficult if you are vegan or have a religious dietary requirement! Additives are also worth watching out for and may also be described as flavour enhancer and natural flavour when certain natural food stuffs are added. If you wish to avoid a whole raft of other foods eg gluten, soy, yeast or just control your salt and sugar intake read the label and if you have a specific health requirement – contact the manufacturer. Making your own stock is a wonderful experience that fills the home with warmth and good smells. It also satisfies our needs for: Econom bility Economyy and sustaina sustainability – as it’s made from a collection of various items often found lurking in the bottom of the fridge (destined for the worm farm or thrown out) why not use them instead of purchasing a product that has been highly processed and possibly travelled quite a distance. When purchasing you are paying GST (as it is a processed food) and you pay for water at an inflated

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dients before storage (to reconstitute use 1 tablespoon p 500ml of liquid). Disclaimer All information contained is of a general nature. Always consult a qualified health professional before making any unusual dietary decisions. Sharon started her working life with 13 years in nursing and has now found her passion in showing people how to take advantage of technology and prepare healthy, tasty meals whilst saving time and money with a Thermomix. She is also a Group Leader who assists other Thermomix demonstrators. Telephone Sharon on: 0409 150 729

With current life style in the western society where everything is automated, or remote controlled, and very abundant in all delicious foods, it is very hard to stay healthy!!! We, today’s society have lost our way to maintain a good well balanced lifestyle, mainly due to lack of education (mental discipline) to gener eneraate a tr ansition from hard physical work, transition where food was necessary to sustain one’s energy through the day, may it be house duties or plowing the fields, people in the past were working a lot harder than today… to a society where everything is automated, and the most exercise that a modern person does, is in the shower. Yet wwee kept the tr adition of indulging in detradition licious ffood ood too m uc h. muc uch. There is absolutely nothing wrong in indulging in beautiful and delicious food, just as long as we balance it

well with equal amount of exercising and sleeping. What most of people are not aware of in today’s society, is that we have late night TV shows that we hang out to watch, then we are too lazy or mentally exhausted to cook so we buy a quick take away and flop our bodies in front of TV, then we find it difficult to fall asleep because the mind is still going in overdrive, and the body did absolutely nothing to release all the tension and toxins that


18 the mind has generated, and the brain is releasing it into the body, so the body twitches and turns, and its past midnight and we are not sleeping yet. Next the alarm goes off and we have to face the day on about 5 to 6 hours of sleep, and are expected to perform at our best, and no wonder we get irritated at the smallest incident. The body is full, and there is no more room for anything else, and anger is one way of releasing frustrations.

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During exercising the muscles consume most of the chemicals that the brain releases into the body, the rest of the toxins are filtrated through the organs, or simply exhausted out through high intense breathing generated by exercising, and perspiration. Some major things to look out for

during exercising, is to ensure that we are conscious of our posture and our techniques of exercising, and the best way to get good posture and good techniques is to get a gym instructor (personal trainer) to guide you through the training routine and lots of mirrors for you to see your posture, and to be able to correct the exercising techniques and the posture yourself. The only person who knows what you should look like is yourself, and the only way to know that is by observing yourself and your exercising techniques in the mirror. Too often people do not look in the mirror when they exercise, and, end up with a very wrong technique, using wrong weights and end up injuring themselves. The mirrors are an excellent way to correct one’s posture and exercising techniques, and accept oneself ust lo ha for what one is, one m must lovve wwha hatt one sees in the mir mirrr or or,, or else else,, no one will will. The resting component is also very impor tant, it means that we must get enough sleep for the body to rejuvenate itself, and one very important thing that we do not know is that any 1 hour of sleep before midnight is equivalent to 2 hours of sleep after midnight. For example if one goes to sleep at 9:00 pm and gets up at 6:00 am, this person has an equivalent sleep of a person who has to sleep for 12 hours if they go to sleep after midnight. So which one would you choose to have a balanced lifestyle. By choosing to eat well, exercise well, and rest well, one will decrease body fat, and increase muscle tone, increase high blood flow through the body and decrease high blood pressure, decrease stress, and increase energy, from feeling pathetic to springing into life. I know what I am going to choose, go to the gym and exercise well to balance my abundant and delicious eating and have a good sleep, so that I can face the day with lots of energy and enthusiasm. For details phone Mark Mahanets at the Mt Barker Gym on (08)8391 1422.

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PURPLE PASSION SPREADS! INTRODUCING A DYNAMIC AUSSIE TRIO AND THEIR VERY SPECIAL ‘PURPLEBERRY’ “We have never been more focused and clear on our direction as a company. We want to affect people positively through everything we do; our vibrant marketing, our incredibly nutritious products and the way we function as a business. Our goal first and foremost is to set the precedent for sustainable and conscious businesses.” Dwayne Mar tens (26), founder, Amazonia Dwayne Mar tens (26), Jesse Kaniecki (25) and Chris Norden (33) epitomise Aussie culture – tanned,

toned, cool surfers in their 20’s living the Bondi life, they’re single guys who ooze health from every pore…the sort of guys you can’t help but get along with. However, beneath their ‘beachy’ exterior, they have cultured a truly onia unique business in Amaz Amazonia www.purpleberry.com.au. From very humble beginnings to a global, multimillion dollar success story in just three years; their values remain the same as they always have been – ethical, passionate and positive. Founded by Dwayne Mar tens, Amazonia was born out the back of

his friend’s kitchen in Fremantle, where long hours were spent packaging his very first products. Three years on and incredibly, Amazonia is now a multi-million dollar business specialising in the importation of the Açaí berry (Purpleberry) from the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil*. Selling in over five countries and counting, Dwayne’s success is a direct reflection of his positive and infectious mindset. Dwayne says; “In a traditional sense, I had no business background when I set up Amazonia. I was and still am well-travelled and approach every single day with enthusiasm. My philosophy in life is about ‘Shining Brighter’ which is simply about uplifting people. It’s rare that a day goes past in the office when we don’t receive an encouraging phone call from another Purpleberry person. They’re just as passionate about creating positive change as we are. “Amazonia came about from meeting a small Brazilian distributor of Açaí who sold his business to me for the price of stock. I designed my logo, set up a portable juice bar and worked long, hard hours hitting up markets in Perth, WA. As I worked longer with Açaí I discovered how nutritious it actually was. It clicked at the very beginning that I had a very real opportunity to culture a sustainable industry and produce an exceptional health food. “I remember a friend saying to me ‘soon enough you’ll need some help with this’… I never imagined I’d need so much help! We now support over 4000 families in the Amazon, not to mention our extensive operations in Australia and abroad. It

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www.innerself.com.au makes me smile thinking back to that humble beginning at my small stall in Fremantle markets, which to this day still supports a large number of our ‘grass root’ customers.” As Amazonia grew, Dwayne met Chris, who had experience in the Açaí industry in Queensland. Together they expanded Amazonia into the sunshine state, before bringing in Jesse, a good friend who had helped Dwayne in the early development stages of Amazonia. It was the trio’s combined enthusiasm and unwavering drive that spearheaded the Purpleberry business. National Marketing Manager, Jesse says; “What I really enjoy is that I am par t of something that genuinely cares for people. It feels great to put so much effort into something you believe in and watch it have such a positive influence! I’m a country boy at heart and honest by nature and what I personally feel when eating Purpleberry is that it doesn’t let me just sit around! It gives me that energy to get out and enjoy my life and this is something I want to share with as many people as possible. Who wouldn’t want to feel this good all the time!?” Managing Director, Operations, Chris says; “Gaining Fair Trade status is by far the most rewarding career moment for me to date. There is literally nothing more motivating than knowing we’re making a difference by saving Açaí rainforest, producing quality products and all the while supporting Brazilian families. We visit the Amazon annually to ensure these practises are never compromised.” Dwayne adds; “You see we are the ONLY Fair Trade source of

Purpleberry because we respect our source; we protect it, believe in it and constantly invest in it which in turn provides the best Purpleberry possible, allowing ever yone to shine brighter through our products.” Jesse adds; “People are way too dependent on pharmaceuticals and synthetics these days. Don’t get me wrong they have their place, however we’ve forgotten that once upon a time, fantastic health came from eating real, wholefood nutrition; actually enjoying naturally rich foods like superfoods, fruit and veg. Quite simply, the only thing that has ever healed ourselves has been our own bodies! Hence whatever the problem, taking drugs and trying to heal selectively rarely works – we must first tackle health problems with optimum nutrition.” “2011 is an exciting year for Amazonia.” says Dwayne. “This is off the back of four consecutive months of record sales, which is a testament to the quality of our products and proof that it’s actually working for our customers. You see, there’s so little nutrition in the products we eat these days, we want to get MORE nutrition to more people by developing a larger product range unique to the health industry. Our goal is to have the most nutrient rich products on the market, minus the junk!” says Dwayne. Amazonia also aims to double its 2000 acres of preserved Açaí rainforest and the 4000 families that currently work under their Fair Trade initiatives in 2011. Meeting any one of the team, it’s clear that they’ve never been more motivated to accomplish this goal.

MORE NUTRITION TO MORE PEOPLE Truly passionate about “getting more nutrition to more people” Amazonia has created the most nutrient rich product range available on the Australian market. Thanks to a wide range of bars, capsules, puree, frozen packs and powder, Amazonia products provide an easy and delicious solution for daily optimum health. The freeze dried Purpleberry powder alone is packed with an amazing 42 times more antioxidants than fresh blueberries, guaranteed the highest grade of Purpleberry on the market due to the company’s unique processing methods and direct sourcing. Unlike synthetic multivitamins, Açaí is a wholefood product. This is what makes Amazonia’s Açaí truly beneficial for all. A highly nutritious, true superfood that not only tastes like the wild Amazon but also helps protects it. Amazonia’s product range includes Purpleberry powder, puree, smoothie packs, capsules, berry bars and coming soon – chocolate and nutrient shots. For more information and stockists visit www.purpleberry.com.au.


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MOON CALENDAR JULY

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

1 M D ] New Moon D Solar Eclipse The New Moon together with the solar eclipse heralds a time of group endeavours which may include family, friends or neighbours. The excitement that accompanies this will also contain frustration and inhibitions and for some may also include a level of loss or separation.

1 M F Getting the detail right becomes a priority. 2 3 M G Providing a balanced outlook is admirable

1 2 M H Be upfront with all your dealings and

2 3 M E Relish the acknowledgement but beware of arrogance.

4 5 M F Being overly critical does not achieve the best results.

6 7 M G Cordial relations can overcome most

obstacles. 8 ‡ 1st Quarter G The challenge is to maintain focus on existing relationships and still be discerning. Be prepared for the intensity of encounters as well as possible windfalls. 9 M H Intense emotions may surface so be prepared for some overreaction to seemingly ordinary situations.

10 11 M I The focus changes and a broader

perspective is called for.

12 13 M J Taking control of matters will help ensure the results you want.

14 15 … Full Moon J Things become much clearer

but not at the expense of your opinion.

4 5 MH Overreaction to situations may place you at

a disadvantage. 6 ‡ 1st Quarter Moon H The challenge is to continue to maintain clear lines of communication although this may be compromised by emotions and insecurity. Endeavour to be objective when necessary and express your feelings when and to whom it matters. You have a right to be heard.

spur things along. 5 ‡ 1st Quarter Moon I The surge of energy will help move things but be careful as enthusiasm alone cannot achieve much. Use the inspiration of the time to bring in much needed assistance which can help realise some concrete results. 6 M J A need for practical outcomes determines what needs to be done.

help you see things not presently apparent.

called for.

7 8 M I Taking a broad view of the situation will

9 10 11 M L Greater compassion or sensitivity is

to achieve your current goals.

to date may be good but do not rely on sentimentality. Be prepared to look into all the detail and use what has been uncovered to achieve the results needed. 13 M A Time to accept the challenges that are about to be presented.

13 14 … Full Moon K then Moon enters L Clarity is brought to matters at hand and some ruthless action will need to be taken although not at the expense of others. An encounter which is seemingly accidental may prove to be fateful and the results may surprise everyone concerned.

15 16 17 MA Things will clearly be moving quickly so be

prepared to act.

come in handy.

romantic notion or lack of boundaries will undermine what has been achieved so far. The action required now to complete what is at hand will call for clarity and keeping both feet firmly on the ground. Be prepared to listen to advice but keep your own counsel and act from experience not from desire. 23 Sun enters F Practicality, perseverance and attention to detail are the hallmarks of Virgo. 24 M D Emotional bonds dominate.

19 20 21 MA Take action to keep up the momentum. 22 23 Moon enters B ƒ 3rd Quarter Moon B Sun enters E Be practical but not stubborn as the results of the last fortnight’s actions are now evident. It is important to shoulder any extra burden in order to benefit from your efforts. Proud, flamboyant and inspiring are Leo’s hallmarks.

24 25 26 MC Be prepared to share information. 27 28 MD Nurture those that are important. 29 30 M E Take pride in successes and accept

well-earned acknowledgement. 31 ] New Moon E The New Moon heralds the beginning of a new cycle and information and communication are the issues. Dot the i’s and cross the t’s otherwise there is a great likelihood of misunderstanding and confusion.

emphasised.

12 … Full Moon L What has been achieved

14 15 16 M B Be aware of practicalities before attempting anything.

17 18 M C Keep your ear to the ground as news

18 19 MB Practical matters need attention but do not

travels fast.

drag your feet for fear of changing things.

key to finalising matters but do not rely on rumour or hear-say on which to base your actions. Instead use reliable sources especially when things may be uncertain or unpredictable. Base actions on analysis and objectivity. 21 M D An emotional connection with something or someone dominates now.

20 21 22 ƒ 3rd Quarter Moon B then Moon enters C A

25 26 27 M E Take your pride in hand before it can cause

problems.

28 29 ] New Moon F The New Moon in Virgo

19 20 ƒ 3rd Quarter Moon C Information is the

22 23 M E Sun enters G This is not the time to

stand on ceremony; humility achieves better results. Cooperative, Social and Fair are characteristics of Libra.

24 25 M F Overly critical responses are not productive.

26 27 ] New Moon G This New Moon heralds a

begins a cycle of practicality and endeavour which will call for precision and perseverance. New ventures attempted will also bring new encounters some of which will be the catalyst for a change of direction within a few months.

time of new beginnings especially where relations with others are concerned. A time for taking risks with new undertaking especially those that are unusual, are on the cutting-edge or involve technology. Cooperative efforts based on mutual interests and respect can achieve much.

sure that everyone plays their part.

challenging for some so be prepared for overreactions.

30 31 M G Consensus can achieve much but make

28 29 M H The intensity of emotions may be 30

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

7 8 M K A lateral and objective approach is

9 10 M J Be prepared to take a hands-on approach. 11 12 M K Some risks may be necessary if you wish

as the action necessary is now indicated however be prepared to make changes in order to realise the full potential of the time. 16 MK Think outside the square and the results will be unexpected.

17 18 ML Heed hunches and intuition as they may

avoid underhanded or secretive actions.

3 4 M I Enthusiasm and inspiration will help

These are generic interpretations for each of the zodiac signs. For a more personal interpretation, astrological consultations are available by appointment on

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: mgarcia55@bigpond.com

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Your RELATIONSHIPS with DIANE MCCANN

HEALING THE SCARS, HAVING A FUTURE! I was recently privileged to be at a Lotus Birth (leaving the cord attached until it drops off on its own, approximately 3-10 days). This allows the new babe to make a slow and easy transition from womb to world and, because of the attachment to the placenta, the child doesn’t get handed from person to person and keeps that connection

with that part of itself from which it came! It is said that many of us are searching for that part of ourselves that was unceremoniously cut away at our own birth. Lotus is a powerful, sacred way to bir th. A friend of mine wrote “Sacred Bir thing” and says: “Sacred Birthing leads to Sacred Living leads to Sacred Dying leads to Sacred Birthing.” We have

come a long way from LeBoyer to Water to Lotus. Did you know that mothers living in violent circumstances pass that fear straight to the child? When in fear, our flight/fight syndrome kicks in and the blood rushes to our extremities; if pregnant the syndrome passes to the child. Dr Lipton discovered that the body, in its wisdom, makes the skeletal system larger to compensate for the fear but unfortunately it is at the expense of the intelligence! In other words babies in utero, exposed to fear and violence literally become street fighters… if we follow that through then what happens when they become adults? Every day we can see or hear about violence… on ourselves (I am sure injecting is painful, whether heroin or botox)… on others (bullying at school), on animals (a dolphin was shot in our marina!) and on our beautiful planet. Maybe it’s time we did it differently and Lotus Birthing is a good place to start! Treating ourselves with love and respect is another place to begin to turn things around. Eckhar t Tolle talks about the Pain Body…. Well, if like attracts like, then what if we have a Love Body? By loving ourselves more we can bring more love into our energetic field. That is what we are… energetic beings magnetizing what we believe. I think most of us, men and women alike have low self esteem and low deser vability levels. We get embarrassed when we get a compliment, we spend a for tune on face creams and diets to make us appear different (women are the main culprits)… Why? Because we are not satisfied with who we are and somehow we feel “less than”. My Mystery School teacher taught a process which showed me that as long as I see someone else being “more than” – it is obvious I am going to be “less than”. Is that the truth? Absolutely not! I personally am very good at what I do but then… I need to be because I have been doing it for over 40 years and conversely, there are many things I am not good at! The Course in Miracles says “Anything other than Love is a cry for Help” but when most of us see “hate, anger, jealousy, shyness etc” we take it personally, we think it means “something” about us and we don’t see it for what it is… something other than love. Next time someone is expressing anger – beam

love at them… see what happens. I think our task on this planet is to understand once and for all that we are “enough” just the way we are. That our job is to unravel the past so that we can actually be in the present… fully present to what we are creating and manifesting… so that we can create a future which is all we believe it can be. Of course that takes working on ourselves and many people don’t want to look. They scratch the surface, see “something wrong” and cover it over with a band-aid which of course doesn’t work for long. My suggestion to everyone is to keep learning about the patterns that keep us stuck on the same merry-go-round, unravel the stuff that doesn’t serve us any more and let’s all do our best to create a world that works though having conscious relationships with everyone. The only question is: How much do we want it? Enough to let go of “our story?” Magic, love and wonder are our birthright! Time to claim them. Diane McCann Mathews facilitates The Goddess Within, together with her husband Robert co-faciliates Man’s Inner Journey and Tantra for Couples. She can be contacted on 08 82481281 beyondtheordinary@internode.on.net (www.beyondtheordinary.net.au)

THETAHEALING® PERCEPTIONS ○

BY CHRISTA METZER Are you time conscious, orderly, analytical, work through a step by step process to arrive at a solution or conclusion? Are you creative, know the answer to a solution but can’t say how you got the answer (you just know), feel what others are feeling, feel connected to nature, get lost in time? It depends on which hemisphere of the brain you are operating from. We can switch from one hemisphere to the other and see things from a different perspective. The left hemisphere tells us that we are separate from others, that we are in this body which is separate from everything else; we can feel exactly the boundary of our body as we sit in a chair, we are separate from the chair. The right hemisphere tells us when we sit in a chair, we are connected to the chair and the exact boundary between us and the chair is

unclear. The left side of the brain is analytical, uses a step by step process to come to a logical conclusion (or something that makes sense), uses linear thought patterns, is time conscious, as well as having awareness that we occupy a clearly defined space. The right side of the brain is intuitive, can see the complete picture or solution, it just can’t tell you how it got the answer. It is the creative side, has no sense of time, and has no sense of the space that we occupy because its awareness is that we are connected to all that is. The left hemisphere controls what happens on the right side of the body, including the right eye, the right ear, shoulder, arm, hand, right side of the torso, hip, leg, foot and is also known as our masculine or yang side. Likewise, the right hemisphere governs the left side of the body and is known


innerSelf newspaper as our feminine or yin side. Very young children use both sides of the brain, and usually do not have a preference as to which hand they use to perform tasks such as drawing, and scribbling. In the past children were punished if they used their left hand for writing (right brain dominance) because that was considered to be improper and inferior. In the past it would have been preferable to be left brain dominant (masculine) as the capacity for problem solving and structured thought would have made it easier for communication. It is not by accident that our comprehension and speech zones are in the left hemisphere. It may have been difficult for a community to survive if there were too many individuals who were right brain dominant (feminine) as there may have been a tendency to daydream, be lost in their own thoughts, no structure, and no “pulling their own weight”. Wouldn’t it be better to integrate and function with both sides in balance, to get a greater understanding of ourselves and the world around us? Our brain is amazing and can do amazing things, such as bring our body back to perfect health. Our perceptions are based on our beliefs, and our brain can alter these beliefs in an instant. Beliefs are created and dis-created easily with ThetaHealing®. We can be anything we want to be if we want it enough. We create the world around us and we have the power to create love and harmony or drama and disharmony. It is our brain that creates our world, and how we look at the world. Each of us is unique and the way we use our brain is unique. Our beliefs and our fears keep us safe in this world. It

is something that is learned through experience either through us or through our ancestors. If you have difficulty interacting with people in this world you may escape to the right side of your brain whenever the going gets tough to avoid communicating with others. An ancestor may experience the trauma of several losses over a period of time of people he/she loves such as a grandparent, father, mother, a sibling or a best friend and develops a belief that “Everyone I love leaves me.” The person then experiences difficulty in becoming close to anyone through fear that if they love they will suffer heartache and pain. This belief may be carried on to subsequent generations. If it is in your DNA then how do you change it? It does not matter where the belief, trauma or fear comes from, if you don’t want it then ThetaHealing® will change it ... in an instant. It is all to do with your brain creating and dis-creating. As the world continues to change within us, so does the world around us, as the world around us continues to change so does the world within us; as it is within so it is without. We are all connected and yet we are separate too. You choose your world. Christa Metzer A Natural Therapist for 19 years, Christa is an a c c r e d i t e d Naturopath, Bioresonance Therapist (Bicom), Certified Instructor and Master of ThetaHealing®. She assists people to find the causes of their ailment and to create health instead. Classes in ThetaHealing® are run regularly. Contact details: phone Christa at Brighton Health Matters on 8377 3716

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HealthCOACH

with AMANDA ALLEN

To change your life, first change your thinking Are you invested in your own suffering? What level of health are you worth? What are you willing to change to live an inspired, healthy, vital existence? Is it OK to live with regular headaches? Is it acceptable to wake up tired, feeling dread at the day ahead? Is it OK to be sick and overweight, forever wishing you were stronger, fitter and leaner? Is it OK to feel guilt at eating just about anything? Is it acceptable to live each day envying others, promising yourself that tomorrow things will be different? Is it OK to dislike yourself whilst desperately searching for Mr Right to complete you? Is it OK to suppress anger, depression or disappointment with food or alcohol or other drugs? Is this the life you choose for yourself? This kind of existence, this suffering-as-a-way-of-life dishonours who you are, the capacities you possess and the beauty that is your highest potential…it doesn’t have to be this way. I know now, reflecting back on so many years of suffering-as-a-way-oflife, that living-sick was a reflection of the lovelessness and disconnection I

felt inside of myself. I manufactured my sickness from the inside out. It was ‘acceptable’ to me to feel sick, to self-medicate, to self-loath, to overfeed and under-deliver, because I felt I was not worth any more than that. Water finds its own level they say; this is true for our own personal health and wellbeing. We treat ourselves, others and the planet the way we feel about ourselves. The writing is on the wall. If you are sick at some level, there is something within you that believes it should be so, that you deserve no more. Perhaps you recognise this negative self-belief living inside of you. Perhaps you see it reflected in the discomforts you have created in and around you? Being sick is a self-perpetuating drama, a culturally acceptable drama. Talking about our sicknesses with friends and colleagues is much like talking about the weather, or a hangover, it gives us a shallow sense of connection, a common thread with which to communicate with others. I didn’t fully comprehend the depths of this truth until more recently…until I got ‘well’ beyond my wildest imaginings. I couldn’t see the way I indulged and perpetuated my sickened state until I began to get more and more well. All those conversations about how tough things were form me and how sick I was and how hard I was trying just helped others to feel better about themselves and kept me stuck in my own sickdrama. It was a way of never taking responsibility for myself, whilst ensuring that others didn’t feel uncomfortable around me either. On the surface being sick seems to keep everybody safe and secure! I recognise now that the sicker I felt on the inside the more I searched the outer world for instant relief and

comfort…relationships, sugar, alcohol, material possessions, clothing, food, medication, the next great thing that would make it all better…the fur ther outside I searched for relief, the further from the solution I moved, and ultimately the more suffering I brought upon myself. Everything I did was an attempt to make me feel better now – I bounced from one thing to the next – reacting, grabbing, hoping. Instant gratification, short term gain = long term pain. I couldn’t break the cycle…not for many painful and very unbeautiful years. We all want it easier than we’ve got it. It isn’t fair that others seem to do life so easily. Give me instant solutions to long term suffering, give them to me now. Multibillion dollar industries are built on selling you instant solutions: Happiness. Crash diets. Boot camp. Get rich quick schemes. Pills for all sicknesses. Weight loss fads. Finding your perfect partner at the click of a button. You name it, there’s no shortage of options for instant gratification in this day and age. If you dislike yourself enough you will embark on crash diets, radical fitness plans, extreme behaviours, selfbullying, over-commitments, workaholism - to name but a few favourites. We brutalise ourselves in

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these ‘socially acceptable’ ways because this is all we believe we deserve. The supreme truth is that you deserve extraordinary health, vitality, energy, strength, clarity and joy in your life. The truth of that truth is that this takes consistent, painstaking, hard work, and once achieved, it comes with the responsibility of sharing it. Anyone who tells you otherwise and promises overnight cures, quick fixes and easy solutions is lying or mislead. If you choose to believe these promises, ignorantly or otherwise, you are responsible for the outcomes. But there are no mistakes. Eventually our suffering becomes so great that we become willing to try another way to achieve profound and lasting levels of health and vitality - eventually we all find our way ‘home’. Our deepest suffering invariably comes with the seed of supreme opportunity sewn within its fabric. The only thing keeping you from realising the fruits of this opportunity is a positive attitude and a willingness to keep turning up to the task at hand despite all evidence to the contrary, despite apparent ‘failure’, despite delayed gratification. Not that, not that, not that – moving ever closer to ‘that’. Anything wor th having is wor th working for, one day at a time - day after day, month after month, and year after year. Foundations must be built, one tiny brick after another. Your strength and skill will develop with time and patience, trial and error. So what’s my point? Life isn’t easy. You are capable beyond your wildest imaginings. Sickness is only temporary. The state of your life is a reflection of the choices you have made. Every act is an act of self-definition. To change your life, first change your thinking. Never give up. Where there is hope there is a way! The greatest expression of your highest self is waiting for you, just around the corner! Amanda Allen is a multiple State, National and World Champion athlete, with multiple titles in 3 sports Triathlon, Cycling and Canoeing. She was a Firefighter but now runs a Personal Training business delivering Corporate Training, Lifestyle Coaching, Triathlon and Adventure Training, Seminars and Group Training for athletes, women, and people wanting to get well! She has studied Wholistic Psychology, Yoga, Event Management, and has a Bachelor of Management. Contact Amanda on 0400 262 116 or visit: www.realisept.com.au


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We Are All On A Path of Learning. . . Its just a case of when and how!! ○

BY BRONWYN BARTER In 1925 Florence Scovel Shinn first published her book called “The Game of Life and How to Play It.” That was 86 years ago, and we are still calling this way of the thought and living the “New Age”! In recent times I have been speaking to those who are only now, just discovering that there is another way to think and be in the world. I began my personal growth journey many years ago, no dates, its not a competition! Since I have begun this journey I have been on a roller coaster ride of changed thoughts, strong emotional healing, constant learning and a very different way of living. Thankfully I found some fabulous teachers and modalities to assist me on this path. I was taught right from the start, that I would do much better if I found and sought help to support me as I grew. My teachers were many and varied and each one taught me something that I could have and hold as a new way of living in the “New Age”. Some of those fabulous teachers have indeed demonstrated what I don’t want also. These par ticular teachers did and said things that were to say the least “unusual”. I can now understand that they were exactly the teachers that I needed to learn from. They had demonstrated what was not useful for me and my own clients!! I watch now with amazement as students and clients arrive with absolutely no comprehension of the principles of ‘your thought creates your reality’ and that we need to ‘accept responsibility’ if we want our lives to change. Neither do they yet understand the concept of the healing results of loving one’s Self, unconditionally. Giving up on the judgment of self and others has never entered the new client’s world. They are still operating from the painful

and helpless states of victim, shame and blame, and feeling horrible in that place. These people are now seeking help, just the same way as I did. They are ready and accepting and in awe of the changes that a simple breathing sessions and affirmations can create. One of my colleagues calls these folk the ‘Bambis of the Spiritual Forest’. I love the analogy, it conjures up an image of a small Disney like baby deer in the tall green forest, foraging for the sweet green tips from the forest floor, so that it grows big and strong and nurtures the new generation. It softens the heart to understand and remember when I was at that place. It was like waking up into a whole new world of thinking and being. I can remember thinking when I saw Florence’s book for the first time and finding that it was first published in 1925, I thought “Where were my parents when this came out? I would have much rather have been taught this information than the other stuff they taught me!” Now I see, that they did the best that they knew at the time, it was not time for them or me to have a different awareness. I hear people who have long been on this Spiritual journey, speak disparagingly of those who have not yet learnt or understood the fundamental presets. If we are really conscious, we will gently, without egotistic piousness, introduce our clients, students friends and family to a fresh way of being, if and when THEY are ready. Unsolicited advice about how another “should” change, is offputting at best and a deterrent at worst.

Not everyone wants to change and become aware and conscious!! Maybe that is not their lifetime trip, maybe they are not yet ready, I have heard of many people who have had enlightened experiences on their death bed. Anyway, just a thought as I write, that perhaps they are teaching us to not be so sanctimonious and attempt to make everyone think and do like we do!! Sometimes when we get over enthusiastic and share our beliefs and ideas with those who have never heard of them before, we can see their eyes glaze over and suddenly and obviously lose interest in the conversation. That’s a sign. STOP !! That’s when the siren is going off in their heads, because the ideas and concepts that we are sharing are not being accepted. The cogs in their conscious mind are grinding to a halt, and at any minute they will walk away. I believe that it is not our role to force feed the knowingness that has taken us, in some cases, years to develop and integrate into our lives, onto those who haven’t yet asked for it and maybe never will. Most of us have friends and family who have chosen not to tread the same path as we have. They worry about many things and therefore they create drama in their lives, they are constantly concerned for their health and create illnesses, they live in dysfunctional relationships, either at home or at work and create depression. It’s an amazing passage for us to observe and yet it is not our role to interfere. It’s their journey. Meddling just creates more problems for them and for us. Who is to say that the path that they have created by thinking and being their way, is wrong? We don’t know what experiences that they need to learn from. I know that for me, if I hadn’t have had some big incidences happen in my own life, I would never have had to force myself to make a decision and choose to take a good look at the common denominator, me! Only then could I change what I was creating. I have seen clients totally change their lives through the path of illness, depression, abuse and healing codependence. It’s only our judgment of how other people’s life looks to us, which gives us our self imposed ideas of spiritual superiority. This is spiritual arrogance. Love the “Bambi’s of the Spiritual Forest”, nurture them, give them respect and they will grow in their own natural good time.

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THE VIBRATION OF LOVE ○

BY SUSANNE MARIE What do we already know about love? It has been around for a long time and affects every person on the planet one way or another. To love and be loved.... the question is how is it done in equal measure for both giver and receiver? It is a blessing of this world to give love to all who wish to receive it. What is love? How do we give love? How do we receive love? Do we know what it feels like to give or receive and accept love? Set your mind to first of all know what love is. If you do not know what love is, then how can you recognise it and accept it when you do receive it? Or, indeed how can you know how to give it? Once we know what love is, we need to look within for all the resources we already have. We are our own greatest source of love. Love and rejoice in every aspect of your being. Know truly who you are and why you are here. What is your soul purpose? Are you taking steps to achieve your soul purpose? If you are not then now is the time when you can start to do so. How do you know what you soul purpose is and how do you achieve it? Start by clearing any limiting beliefs that keep you from knowing and enjoying the very essence of your being. (Theta Healing® can assist you to do this easily). When you clear those blocks you begin to see with such clarity. You need to look towards

having a high vibration of light. Look always towards achieving progress in the direction of being a light being. Remember always that love is of the highest vibration, along with calmness and peace. Look towards moving to these higher frequency vibrations. Fear, hate, envy and jealousy are all low vibrations, as are cynicism, criticism, anger and rage. Overcome these by adding light in to your day. Again, Theta Healing® can assist you to achieve this. Laugh out loud as often as you can. Look for the silver lining in every cloud. Turn around situations of anger or heaviness by sending love and light to resolve the situation in the highest and best way for the good of all concerned. Guilt, obligation or doing things because you feel you should is acting with a lower vibration. Doing things because you want to gives the situation a much higher energy of light. Self wor th and self confidence emit a higher vibration. When you learn to change beliefs about yourself on the deepest conscious and subconscious levels, you can more easily come from a place of joy and set the intention to love all that you do. By focussing on higher frequency vibrations, this is what is emitted from you and what attracts to you all that you desire in the highest and best way. Be very clear about

what you want and be confident that you can achieve just that. Laugh and smile with joy as you go about achieving all you desire. Visualise yourself surrounded with light. Live your life with integrity, joy, happiness, generosity and enthusiasm. By radiating these frequencies to others there will be a ripple effect. As it does it will dissolve and transmute lower frequencies to higher ones. Little by little at ever increasing speed there will be more love and light in the world to overcome the negativity. The more people there are to assist in this process the faster it will happen. The contribution of each and every individual is important in making a difference. When enough people send the frequency of love to those in areas where there is conflict, war, hate, envy or any other heavy and dark energies, there can be a transformation to a lighter and happier feeling in that place. Watch miracles happen when this occurs. Think of Emoto in Japan and the effect that love had on bodies of water. Our body has a high percentage of water which responds easily to that vibration. Love is light and light is love. Let there be light and love in our world. May we all radiate that energy to the world every day. Our life purpose revolves around living in joy and radiating that energy to others. Whatever we are passionate about and whatever gives us joy, is our purpose. This also gives others the permission to live their passion and therefore raises the energy exponentially throughout the universe. Find out what your passion truly is and focus on achieving that in your life. Through your passion you will find joy which emanates from the frequency of love. Susanne Marie (formerly Meaney) Theta Healing® Master, Certificate of Science in Theta Healing®, DipTeaching (Prim), Dip Health Sciences, Dip Oriental Massage, Healer and teacher of Theta Healing® for many years. She conducts regular classes and individual consultations. She is also a remedial massage therapist and Civil Marriage Celebrant. T: 08 8370 8557 • 0418 845 119 www.vitalharmony.com.au vitalharmony@hotmail.com


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Consistent Happiness ○

BY DAVID CRONIN Do you take your spiritual journey as seriously as you do your work? We all like to perform well, to be ‘professional’, that is, consistently good. But are you professional about your spiritual happiness? How can we mix the serious with the playful? This is the paradox, the eternal dance of life. If we are grasping for happiness it will only elude us. So aim for consistency, not constant happiness. This means you recover quicker and more smoothly from inevitable mood swings. But half of happiness is hard work. It is estimated that 87% of the 60,000 thoughts we have everyday are negative. And most of these are repetitive. We need powerful tools to gain traction in this quagmire. Laughline gives you the leverage to create your mood. If you don’t choose your attitude, someone else will choose it for you. Any movement is good, but laughter is the most effective way to kick-start your day. Wake up and laugh! One essential element for happiness is health, and you have to look equally at all three legs of the Health Tripod – Fun, Food and Fitness. As always, Breathing comes first. It’s your foundation, your base. It’s the home of your power, security and commitment. And without a solid launching pad, you are going nowhere. It’s also the home of your values, which create meaning in your life, driving you where you go. It is the first ‘authority’, even before the head. If you’re uncertain about this,

watch the way a police officer stands next time when exercising their authority. Because ultimately we vote with our feet, we follow our deepest needs first. Our profound feelings originate here. And it is here that we can easily access and shift habits. Your head is a relative newcomer, only an apprentice in terms of service. Yet the apprentice will take over when the master is absent. In fact, reason is no more than a tool, one of the servants in the house. It’s your body. Who lives there? The ‘hips’ can also hold much anger. This is continued throughout life, and more often it is stronger for women. While living in Tel Aviv I studied the work of Moshe Feldenkrais. I incorporate this, as well as elements of the Alexander technique, in my method. Here we are not so much learning new things, as allowing the body to recognize its own natural, innate ability to move simply and gracefully. Calming the body affects both the heart and mind, as we know from meditation. But Laughter Meditation has many more added benefits. Besides lowering blood pressure, etc. you can even lose weight by laughing it off! Part of my work takes me into hospitals as a Laughter Therapist, or Clown Doctor. Several times now I have noticed this same phenomenon. After being invited in, the nurse has cautioned me against ‘exciting’ the patient. The

nurse is right there, monitoring the patient’s vital signs directly through a machine. After sharing laughter, and empowering the patient to laugh themselves, I see the look of surprise on the nurse’s face. There on the machine is the visible proof. Instead of an increase in blood pressure, the patient’s heart rate is actually lower than before! Recently science has shown that the heart is not simply a pump, or muscle. It contains around 60% neural cells! Yes, the emotional intelligence of the heart is vital for our relationships, and community connections. And the head’s analytical intelligence is useful, well worth training. But by trusting in your ‘gut’ intelligence, sometimes called intuition, you tap into a vast source. This is important for so much, e.g. in relating, parenting and making decisions. This somatic (‘of the body’) intelligence is engaged when we connect with our core values, and when we discover and act on our true passion. The key to consistency is regularity. But for all the hype, happiness is, as the word suggests, what ‘happens’. And of course, it is how you deal with what happens that matters. I believe that you can shift, you can move beyond blocks and barriers, you can regain your true glory. And the best way to ‘shift’ is with the ‘f’ word, fun. That’s how ‘Shift Happens!’ David Cronin is a Joyologist & Laughter Coach. Fun for your life! Shift from stress to satisfaction! Deal decisively with anxiety, addictions.Discover how laughter can transform yourself and your relationships. Personal Wellbeing & Workplace Wellness Program. In his Laughline Sessions he explores the optimum expression of your personal power and meaning. Using creative play we strengthen resilience, an essential part of happiness. His ‘3x3’ Breathing/Movement/ Laughter Sequence is designed to bring inner alignment. This ‘Tripod System’ integrates all three - body, spirit and mind - into the one whole. I call these the ‘head, heart and hips!’ Ph:(08) 72260431 or 0415 676 709. e: davidjcronin@optusnet.com.au www.laughline.org

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Personal MASTERY with JULIE WAY

Have Faith. Let Go. All is Well 11 years ago I experienced a very painful, traumatic break up of a relationship and after a night of no sleep and feeling very distressed and still in shock, I went to the gym at 6am to just do something, rather than stay in bed in the angst I was in. Out of the blue, whilst walking on the treadmill I felt this deep, warm peace and relief come over me and the pain disappear completely, as I heard the words from my Higher Self in a quiet deep way, ‘Have faith, let go, all is well.’ So often since that time, which marked the beginning of a whole new world of choice, power, freedom and possibility for me, I have found myself backed up into that very familiar corner of my life where there was nowhere else to go except to surrender to what was happening and to stop trying to figure it out, or fix, it, or worry, about it or change it ‘my way’ with my sense of human justice, righteousness, correctness, or the ‘shoulds’ I placed on people or things. In fact the more I judged that things should be a certain way and or people should act more appropriately, or I appealed to people in authority to back me up, the less I received support…which eventually led me back into the corner where I had nowhere else to go but down on my knees. The more I defended against any undeserving malicious, unkind, insensitive or betraying act, or sense of being the victim of cruel circumstances, the more it stayed in place and often got worse~!!!! However, the moment I got my sticky hands off a situation of suffering and struggle and ceased to make another person’s behaviour wrong with blame and anger by fighting against it with my accusation, then al-

most immediately I felt better and the situation dissipated in its pain for me and started to resolve and eventually disappear because I was not feeding it with my fear, resistance and perceptions of judgement of another’s guilt. By having faith that what I see, initially judging it as ‘bad’ is really not bad, and thus not resisting it, which would essentially keep it in place, it thus allows me to open to what it really has to offer me. This is the healing transformation and evolution that occurs where I get to practice, loving, forgiving, blessing and thanking which brings miraculous tur narounds. This is really why things happen to me that are not of Love, so I can choose Love again and again and again until its my first response, not my second, or third, or fourth. The reason why we suffer with anything is because we fight against it with our judgments of human sense of justice, of right and wrong. We are like a white knight going into battle against the dark knight of evil and this is precisely what keeps something real and in place in our lives. What you resist persists as Carl Jung first said. Jung was talking about his research into what he called the shadow. He found that patients who resisted aspects of themselves that they judged would have those aspects persist, or actually increase. I first said in my book Personal Mastery that I have never seen anything healed by hating it. This is a lesson that is often repeated for most of us until we surrender into not fighting it, and instead forgive, love, trust and have faith in things that are a challenge to have faith in. Having faith in the face of things that are hard to have faith in, means to say things like

Marianne Williamson said in a live lecture titled, Coming From A Loving Place All the Time “People are Innocent. There is no reason to be upset. Life is Good. There is no reason to be upset. Love is Real. There is no reason to be upset And we say it, and we say it, and we say it.” We have faith in something that initially looks and feels awful, hurtful, hard or shocking as having great value to us, that this really is a gift. That gift becomes so much more immediately available to us when we trust and not defend against it and instead completely surrender the situation or person’s behaviour over to the Higher Self/Power Cosmos to heal and resolve and to guide our thinking and actions. We step back and allow the real world of Love and Truth to be our reality by letting go our perceptions to that world, rather than our striving to have our human sense of justice vindicated. This is where we Let Go and we have the miracle of profoundly experiencing the wisdom that All is Well. JULIE WAY© 2011 Julie is a Breath Therapist/Rebirther/ Certified LifeLine Practitioner and Personal/Spiritual Development Consultant. She has published Per sonal Master or a ersonal Masteryy and Thoughts ffor Mir aculous Lif Miraculous Lifee as a herald to her third aculous Lif e© (work in Miraculous Life© book The Mir progress.) Julie presents/promotes regular lectures in Adelaide on a Friday evening. P. 08-84439162 or julieway@ozemail.com.au www.julieway.com.au

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InsideOUT

YOU ARE THE ONE TO MAKE THE CHANGE

with DEBBI KEMP

At some stage of our lives we will all go through a loss of some description. Whether it be a loss of a relationship or loss of a loved one through death. The pain in our heart will feel the same. The emptiness and hollowness and the proverbial feeling of having a broken heart. Although I have recently experienced this, I can honestly say there is no blueprint for the stages of grief, nor a time frame attached to each stage. What I do know is they come in waves and some days we will experience all stages in the same day. The first stage of SHOCK & DISBELIEF is very anesthetic. We function without realizing it and run on autopilot. We can appear to be coping while the anesthetic is still running through our bodies, but like true anesthetic it does wear off and the pain kicks back in. When the numbness wears off we feel the enormity of the LOSS & PAIN. We are now feeling the second stage of our grief with all its force. This stage often feels so painful that it is easy to want to numb ourselves back into the first stage to lessen this. Alcohol can often be tempting to ease the pain, but in reality, whilst it may take the edge off, the alcohol is a depressant and will only amplify the wound’s power. The feeling of hurt in our chest is likened to the breaking of our hearts. Some will use this time to overdo using adrenalin to push us forward, whilst some will choose to succumb to the wound and prefer to sleepwalk their way through this stage. In this stage we also may want to skip to the third stage of ANGER. It feels better than pain and less powerless than numbing. Or does it? The anger is again another mask to attempt to deflect this hurt. It’s another distraction to fend off those feelings that we desperately are trying to avoid. The anger actually feels like we are back in control but this is a false reading. It is merely a deflection, al-

beit temporary. Avoidance of unwarranted blame is paramount at this stage as permanent damage can be done to relationships. It is important to own our own feelings and not look for a scapegoat to unload our pain onto. Just when our anger seems to subside a little we are hit by a wave of LONELINESS & DEPRESSION. Here comes stage four. We can become very apathetic and withdrawn and reflective, often wanting to isolate ourselves from others so that we can spend more time with our loved memories. We can become very protective of our precious and treasured memories. Well meaning friends can often feel the wrath of that need to be alone with our thoughts and memories. Friends and family members are wise to allow this space as it’s an important part of the healing process, and not push too early to a return to the land of the living. The final stage of recovery is an adjustment to a new and different life without our loved one, often having to make some restructuring changes and ACCEPTANCE of the reality of what has occurred. It is learning to rejoice in the happy memories more and not focusing on the loss. More and more we will be able to talk about our loved one without the overwhelming sadness. Please note that there is no hard and fast rules for any of this process. No one can tell us when it’s time for us to move into another stage. What I would suggest though is, if we find ourselves stuck in one particular cycle of this grief process that we believe to be detrimental, then please know that we are not alone and maybe should seek out group support or professional counseling. Some tips for handling this time, although may seemingly be pretty obvious, often go by the wayside in times of stress and grief. Firstly, take as good a care of our physical body as possible. Make an

BY KERRY DENICE effort to nurture ourselves by getting rest and good healthy food choices. Allow ourselves time to do what feeds our souls. Whether it be sitting in the sun, reading, journaling, writing, being in nature, creative activities like drawing or craft. These activities will put the colour back into our souls. Don’t try to repress our grief. Repressed emotions have a way of resurfacing at the most inopportune moments without warning. Allow friends to support us. They are feeling helpless and torn between giving us space and not wanting us to feel like we’ve been deserted. Whatever our religious or spiritual beliefs are, please take comfort in them at this time and open our heart to the possibility of our loved one still being around us. Ask them for signs, speak to them, write to them. Use whatever comforting means we can to bring us some tranquility and peace. Tears can be therapeutic rather than disempowering. It is a sad time so allow ourselves that time to feel all our emotions without judgment or feeling like we have to run to a schedule of the appropriate time to cry or laugh or even to move on with our lives. Remember everyone deals with pain and loss differently. Be respectful of other’s methodologies as hopefully they will ours. My quote for today is: Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our loved ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy. Debbi holds a Cer tificate IV in Wholistic Wellness in Psychology & Counselling Mobile : 0408 830900 www.angelwhisperer.com.au Facebook: Debbi Kemp Angel Whisperer

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As many of us are experiencing the changes to our lives, we are beginning to realise there is more to life than what we see. It is about what we feel and know, even if it is not clear what we are experiencing and feeling we are aware our reality is changing. What was previously important to us no longer seems to be our focus. It is no longer about working and earning more and more money or just making ends meet in other words surviving it is about happiness and joy. We need to find out what makes our hear t sing, what makes us look forward to every day, what completes us. There is much to learn on this journey we are all on together, who we truly are and why we are here. As we awaken from a sleep we did not know we were having we discover we are all more than what we seem. As we were sleeping we were experiencing a journey of a spirit having a human experience in a human body, but as we awaken we realise we are experiencing a spirit having a spiritual experience in a human body which is evolving. When we understand the meaning of this we can then begin to open up to our own power and understanding of who we are and why we are here. Many are going through chaos and change like never before. Life as we knew it will never be the same. If we are in the wrong relationship, the wrong job, the wrong house this is all changing and if we do not go with this change then the changes are being forced on us. Not as a punishment as many believe but to allow us to take the oppor tunity to stop and think about what is important in our lives and what we really want. The symptoms of these changes are varied but the most common is ill health, mainly depression and anxiety, fatigue, brain fog or short term memory loss, insomnia, agoraphobia or not wanting to be around people, sinus, skin irritation, digestion problems, to name a few. You should always seek medical advice and take any medication prescribed for you to help with these symptoms until they are no longer required. I have been given the tools to help you clarify what is happening to you and why and give you a focus on what you can do to make the changes in your life to continue on the path to happiness and joy. I can help you take

your power back (where you feel helpless) and take control of your life. Through meditation, healing and spiritual counselling you can clear and release all negativity and disease causing blockages, to make your energy lighter and lighter. Thus enabling you to have more energy to focus on making the changes in your life as you evolve into the spiritual being we are all becoming. Join me on this path of new discovery and release the fear that is overwhelming you and do it anyway. What have you got to lose? Life is like seeing through the eyes of a child, it is an adventure, it may not have turned out like we planned and expected, but with the right guidance we can begin to see the enchantment and excitement of what each day will bring. We have all been chosen to be here at this time to take part in the wonderful experience of participating and watching the dawning of a new age, THE GOLDEN AGE, that is why we are feeling the urgency of discovery as we draw nearer. So

don’t buy into the gloom and doom, don’t allow fear and negativity stop you from recognising who you are and why you are here. DARE TO DREAM! Peace, love and happiness. I started my ‘awakening’ over 10 yrs ago when I asked myself a very ordinary question “There must be more to life than this?” My life has never been the same since. I began what has been an adventure beyond my wildest dreams and still continues. By using Spiritual Guidance I am able to connect to Angels, Guides, Passed Loved Ones etc. to give you the information and healing required helping you Find Your Truth. I am also able to provide the tools to learn Protection, Meditation, Clearing and Releasing Negativity (baggage) to enable you to become ‘lighter’, thus enabling you to develop your psychic abilities and true potential. Kerry Denice Ph: (08) 8276 3421 Mob: 0417 825 355 Website: www.kerrydenice.com


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EVENTS, COURSES & WORKSHOPS for the Mind, Body & Soul Pain goes at EFT Pain Clinic ○

BY ANNIE O’GRADY ‘Where did the pain go?’ is a common response at Adelaide’s new monthly self-help EFT (Tapping) Pain Clinic. Beginners using Emotional Freedom Techniques have learned to banish their own back pain, leg pain, foot pain and headaches during this 3-hour class, conducted by Certified EFT coach and mentor Annie O’Grady. The location or cause of the pain is not important. The method has a high success rate. One woman who wanted to get back to working in her garden improved mobility in a knee stiffened from three operations, although a physiotherapist had told her this was impossible. When EFT is properly applied, an estimated 80% of sufferers achieve noticeable to complete pain relief quickly. Results are often long-lasting, regardless of how long pain has been present. How does EFT do this? Well, you don’t need to believe in anything. Present understanding of how EFT works is that the method simply balances your meridian energy system — the invisible electromagnetic circuitry that acupuncture utilises — and this restores harmony. But you don’t even need to believe in meridians. To activate EFT to reduce or eliminate specific stress holding pain in place, you simply fingertap on your face and body while you briefly focus on the problem. Or you can have professional EFT assistance.

A big bonus to pain relief is lifting the feeling of hopelessness that goes with chronic pain. Adelaide clinic participants also learn what to do if the pain returns. Tapping away your chronic or recently-developed physical pain may seem too good to be true – but hundreds of thousands of people are doing it, around the world. More than a million copies of EFT Manuals are in circulation. Dr. Deepak Chopra endorses this 15-year-old Energy Psychology method, saying it offers ‘great healing benefits.’ EFT often works where nothing else will. Although there is no guarantee, it often works in minutes. More complex cases can take more persistence and support. Why such dramatic relief? EFT aims at two vital causes of pain that are largely outside the medical approach.

Cause #1. Disr upted Disrupted subtle ener gies energies

For 5,000 years Eastern health practices have been demonstrating that for health, subtle energies need to circulate freely through our meridian energy systems. In the West, Albert Einstein revealed that our material universe (including our bodies) is composed of energy. So it should be no surprise that repairing any disruptions in our en-

ergy system – as tapping does — can lead to symptom and pain relief.

Cause #2. Negative emotions (anger, trauma, fear, etc.)

An established medical fact is that our emotions trigger various biochemicals in our bodies. Joyous emotions produce healing chemicals, negative emotions produce stress chemicals, which accumulate. For example, you may be familiar with how stress effects might contribute to digestive problems, high blood pressure, or serious diseases. Modern medical research has discovered that stress contributes to, or causes, a massive 80% of illness. Much of this comes from unresolved emotions that may last for decades. Some of these ‘go underground’. Over fifteen years EFTers have been demonstrating that persistent pain often subsides once negative emotions have been safely and gently neutralised with EFT. The EFT process addresses both of these causes simultaneously. You can read many actual cases on www.eftuniverse.com/pain. However, EFT ranges well beyond pain management. With this simple skill, you can address anything in your life that is holding you back. And becoming pain-free – in any area of your life – will bring a smile to your face.

For information contact Annie on Tel. (08) 8537 0447, email annie@EFTemotionalhealing.com web www.EFTemotionalhealing.com

InnerSelf encourages our readers towards the development and integration of all aspects of the self: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual so that they can thrive on all levels. This issue’s feature aims to inspire and motivate people to find new ways to better health, growth and spiritual awareness and present a whole new world of opportunities to explore. Whether you want to boost your health, growth, wealth, love life or redirect your thinking on a more spiritual plane this feature will help you do just that by covering educational courses and practical workshops and events,on everything from healthy eating and exercise, to courses to stimulate and educate the mind, to workshops and retreats to develop and nurture the soul. VIPASSANA MEDITATION Vipassana meditation is a practical technique which enables one to lead a more positive, balanced and happy life” “This path of self-development through self-awareness is remarkable in its simplicity, its lack of dogma and above all its results.” “The basis of any healthy, harmonious society is always the healthy and harmonious individuals who populate it. Only if each individual has a pure, peaceful mind can we expect peace in society.” - S N Goenka 10-day residential retreat at Victor Harbor in December 4th -15th

2011 www.dhamma.org.au 8312 3105

DIVINELY GUIDED THERAPIES & ACADEMY OF CRYSTAL THERAPY Julie Abraham, spiritual healer with 15 years experience having studied under Elizabeth Jensen, Angel Miracles & Isis Healing, and Rachelle Charman of the Academy of Crystal Awakening is now travelling around SA offering workshops to those in country areas,

so that everyone can have a chance to be empowered by Crystals, Angels and Isis. This is my passion and I want to share this with you so that you can move forward in your life and be empowered. Crystal Awakening Foundation July 23rd Wor kshop: (Whyalla); Intermediate Workshop: August 6th & 7th. Angel Miracles Level 1: 17-18 Sept (Whyalla) Level 2: 1-2 October (Whyalla); Isis Level 1: 8-9 October (Whyalla); Reiki Level 1: 29-30 October (Whyalla). Julie is willing to travel to country areas and Byron Bay to empower people with the power of crystals. You can con-


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tact Julie on 0423 873 746 to arrange for her to visit your town or look up dates of her workshops on her website. Divinely Guided Therapies and Academy Of Crystal Therapy, Shop 10/22 Farrell St, Whyalla, SA. Phone 0423 873 746Divinely Guided Therapies and Academy Of Crystal Therapy, Shop 10/22 Farrell St, Whyalla, SA 5600. Phone 0423 873 746 www.divinelyguidedtherapies.com www.divinelyguidedtherapies.com

TANTRA – THE GIFT OF A LIFETIME Regular Tantra The gift of a Lifetime workshops are being run for couples only. These 5 1/2 day long seminars are held in Adelaide, Queensland and Bali. There is absolutely no nudity in these workshops. Tantra transforms your sexual and spiritual lives by uniting them. It is the missing piece of the spiritual puzzle. It is the fuel of relationships that allows women to access the deep well of their spiritual essence, their Shakti power and it allows men to recognise and claim the healer that lies within all men, creating for every couple a union of sexual wholeness woven into a tapestry of intimacy and heart connection. It opens the way for a new level of communication and allows for deep healing on all levels. For more info: 08 82481281 or

email: tantra@adelaide.on.net or visit www.tantraaustralia.com

THE WOMENS INITIATION RETREAT This incredible journey of transformation is being held this year commencing 11/11/11.. Deliberately timed to maximize the energy in which over a billion people on the planet [in the vedic tradition] will be focusing upon - as it is their time of the shift. The numerology alone is beautiful for this weekend. This shamanic journey into womanhood is a celebration of life and transition, which draws upon thousands of years of feminine wisdom, taking place in both community and solitude, in the Adelaide hills. This is the ritual that allows us to leave the things of childhood behind, a ritual that allows us to stand fully in the power of that which we truly are. Utilising myth, ritual and ceremony, writing, art and clay work and connection to that which is greater than ourselves, this face to face gathering of mutual concern, love, understanding, fellowship and sisterhood facilitates a deep personal connection with the power within all women – the Goddess. Book early as places are limited. Thrive By Design Visit us at www.thrivebydesign.com.au or contact Prue on 0419 819 089 to register for these or any other courses on offer or for further information.

ART THERAPY AND SHAMANIC WORKSHOPS 16th July – Shadow; 12th August Imbolc, Emergence, Brighid and Love; 17th September - Ostara, Spring Equinox, Creativity and Motherhood, Resurrection; 15th October Beltane, Bonfires, Horned Gods and Faeiries, The One Tree 5th November - Relationship to Self and the Other. Cost $80 per workshop. Notice that these seasonal and transpersonal workshops are [wherever possible] held as close to the full moon of the month in question so we may draw on that beautiful energy to enhance what we do! Visit us at www.thrivebydesign.com.au or contact Prue on 0419 819 089 to register for these or any other courses on offer or for further information.

ANCIENT STAR HEALING Ancient Star Healing was founded by Steve Fleetwood. Steve is a gifted healer, channeller and clair voyant. He runs weekly channelled meditations for people to learn the ancient ways of self healing (‘heal thyself’) and self guidance (‘know thyself’) to receive insights, personal growth and expansion for their own lives. Steve also assists people to link and connect with worldwide meditations of personal abundance and peace to bring this energy into their

www.innerself.com.au own day to day lives (to assist and accelerate) in personal expansion and healing journey. An open conscious channel he has the ability to call forth Ancient Star beings consciousnesses for client’s individual healing, personal insights and guidance. Phone: 0432 935 439 www.ancientstarhealing.com.au

LAUGHLINE Lacking passion, purpose, and play? This course is laughter-charged and lifechanging. Invest in yourself to thrive Fitness with Fun! For inner peace and resilience Shift Happens! Thursdays in September and October, 7 pm to 9 pm. Call or email now to book your spot, or for more info. Phone 08 72260431 or 0415676709 e: davidjcronin@optusnet.com.au. www.laughline.org

THE LIFELINE TECHNIQUE If your body is speaking with any level of discomfor t... or the relationships in your life leave you feeling anxious, depressed, and empty then it’s time to awaken to your infinite potential for healing and wholeness. The LifeLine Technique is a comprehensive system that helps you transform symptoms into positive intentions of infinite possibilities that become realized. Every symptom represents emotional patterns stemming from the subconscious mind. LLT is the quantum healing technology for reconnecting to your power, balancing the subconscious mind, so you can thrive. Free previews coming

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HOW TO SEE GOD’S HAND IN EVERYTHING

MASON COLLEGE BUSINESS WORKSHOPS WITH A DIFFERENCE

When life becomes difficult, it’s easy to believe that God has forsaken us, yet if God is everywhere, It is also aware of what is going on with Soul, Its creation. Every situation we find ourselves in, good or bad, God’s hand is behind it. You are invited to attend this special one hour free public workshop which will demonstrate the transformational power of HU, an ancient mantra, to recognize the Hand of God at work in your life. A free HU CD will be given to all participants. Held by Eckankar at the Payneham Community Centre, 374 Payneham Rd., Payneham, 11.00 am to noon. For further details phone LeeAnne on 0424 474 464.

TRAIN TO BE A SOUND THERAPIST The first high quality practitioner level training in Australia! Facilitated by published author and renowned teacher Lyz Cooper from the British Academy of Sound Therapy, the training concentrates on the use of Himalayan singing bowls, crystal bowls and voice (toning and overtoning) to heal the energy system. The course is a ‘practitioner level’ training course, enabling students to make informed diagnosis of a client’s energy system and to treat the imbalances that present themselves. This methodology consistently produces positive results. Course fully residential, held in Adelaide star ts November 2011.

We are entering an increasingly technological age, it becomes harder to get your message out without it getting lost. As practitioners we are people focused, and this can often mean that the cut and dry of marketing, technology and business basics can be the last thing we want to wade through. We understand that your business is unique. We sit down with you one on one and work through the challenges and more importantly the opportunities for your unique offering. Our Business programs cover all of the important aspects of business including social media, finance, growth and risk management. Contact Mason College Today. Call Simone Douglas or Bec Dally on 08 8443 4737. Or email simone.douglas@masoncollege.com.au Visit our website www.masoncollege.com.au

WITHIN ANGEL WINGS WORKSHOP & MEDITATION GROUP Bobbie facilitates “The Angel Within” workshop. This is a angelic way of teaching how to evoke the power of the Magnificent Archangels into your life, expand you consciousness, ground and protect

SCIENTOLOGY LIFE IMPROVEMENT COURSES THE VITAL KNOWLEDGE OF LIFE Scientology Life Improvement Courses are effective because they contain the truly important data on subjects of pressing concern in life. If something detrimental is affecting or ruining your life, a Scientology Life Improvement Course is the answer. There are 20 brand-new courses in all, one for almost any type of difficulty a person may be having. These fall into 5 major categories: ETHICS AND SURVIVAL, GOALS AND PURPOSES, SURVIVAL AND PROSPERITY, MARRIAGE, and CHILDREN. Senior data - These courses give you the senior data in 20 different fields of living. In matters of relationships, personal motivation, marriage, children, honesty and others. A mountain of information is available. But which is the vital data? What knowledge must you have to actually live better?

Such an abundance of data could be viewed as an ocean in which every drop of water is a separate piece of data. At a glance, all drops look the same. But among this vast sea of data, there are a select few important datums. These are the senior data, the few drops which affect all other drops in the ocean. Knowing a million unimportant facts has little value, but knowing these senior data opens the door to change and advance and success. In L. Ron Hubbard’s decades of research, he isolated the senior data of life and living. The knowledge in these courses is drawn from these discoveries. Here you will not find opinions, speculations or old unworkable ideas. You will find the key drops of water selected from that ocean. This is the knowledge and tools that change life for the better. Application - Each course con-

tains practical exercises to bring about understanding and application. Every course contains its own complete glossary of words, terms and phrases, which is in addition to illustrations that themselves communicate the concepts visually. To truly resolve life’s difficulties, it is necessary to know the key principles of life. When you know these, you can change your life at will. This is exactly what Scientology Life Improvement Courses contain - each one is on a distinct subject and contains the key Scientology principles of that exact topic. The cost is $55 per course including the coursepack. Come in and visit us at our Life Improvement Centre at 225 Pulteney St in the city or phone for an appointment and receive a free consultation to find out what would benefit you the most. Phone 08 8223 2851 or email adelaide@scientology.net


innerSelf newspaper yourself, learn to read oracle Angel cards and much more, so that you can begin moving to the next step on your spiritual path. A Meditation Group is held every Friday morning 10am -11am then stay for a coffee and chat. For more info on dates and times ring Bobbie at Within Angel Wings 739 Marion Road Ascot Park on (08) 82777110/0417 911387 or email withinangelwings@hotmail.com

REMI IS BACK! After 17 years as Custodian of Crystal Wave & a short sabbatical, I have had the calling to create a whole new life- enhancing space. Realising how much I missed the people that brought light, love & happiness into my world I have again decided to create a community

destination shop, this time in Port Adelaide. My shop offers gifts for heart & soul & a beautiful Wellness Centre offering meditations, healings, readings, courses & workshops. There is seminar space available for hire. I look forward to sharing many more years of love & laughter with you! 158 Commercial rd Port Adelaide Ph: 8240 0702

THE VIOLET FLAME The violet flame is an invisible spiritual energy that appears violet to those who have developed their spiritual vision. Saints and adepts of east and west have long used the violet flame to accelerate their spiritual develop-

ment, but this once-secret knowledge was not revealed to the masses until the twentieth century. The violet flame revitalises and invigorates us. The violet flame changes negative energy into positive energy. By transforming negative thoughts and feelings, the violet flame provides a platform for our healing. You have to try it to really feel and see its wondrous effect. For fur ther information, phone The Summit Lighthouse at 1300 554 384 or Adelaide@summitlighthouse.org.au

AUSTRALIAN BUSH FLOWER ESSENCE COLLEGE COURSE This beautiful course is for everyone with an interest in natural healing ei-

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ther for themselves, their family, or professionally. You will learn: The history of the development of Flower Essences; How Flower Essences work; The Doctrine of Signatures; The Healing Power of Nature; Human subtle energy anatomy (the chakras and the aura). Mind Body Connection; Major emotional issues and corresponding Essences for each theme; All 69 Essences in the Australian Bush Flower range, plus our ready made combinations; How to choose a flower essence and formulate a blend; How to actually prepare an individual Flower Essence, which you then take home, use, and observe its effects; Different methods of Bush Essence application Venue: The Crystal Wave, Grange Date: 22nd July, 2011 over 8 weeks to be held weekly Thursday

THE LIFELINE TECHNIQUE An unparalleled healing system that harnesses our own natural powers to heal, regenerate and be whole. ĨƵƐŝŽŶŽĨƐĐŝĞŶĐĞĂŶĚƐƉŝƌŝƚĐƌĞĂƟŶŐĂƵŶŝĮĞĚƐLJƐƚĞŵ͕ŝŶƚĞŐƌĂƟŶŐ ϭϱĚŝīĞƌĞŶƚŚĞĂůŝŶŐŵŽĚĂůŝƟĞƐďƌŝĚŐŝŶŐĐŽŶƐĐŝŽƵƐΘƐƵďĐŽŶƐĐŝŽƵƐŵŝŶĚƐ͘ /ĨLJŽƵƌďŽĚLJŽƌƌĞůĂƟŽŶƐŚŝƉƐĂƌĞƐƉĞĂŬŝŶŐƚŽLJŽƵǁŝƚŚƐLJŵƉƚŽŵƐŽĨƉĂŝŶ͕ fear or stress, we invite you to:

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Evenings Time: 7.00pm – 9.00pm Investment: Earlybird by $245. Or full payment of $295 on first night Contact: Marlene Galler 0400 601 988 for more details or email galler@westnet.com.au

Working with Spirit-Dealing with Loss with Guest Medium. Sunday 25th September 2011 10am – 4pm - Morning and afternoon tea provided. Please bring a share plate for lunch. $50 per person.. Bookings essential - Payment by EFT Venue and bank details available when booking. Debbi Kempwww.angelwhisperer.com.au Wholistic Practitioner . Mobile 0408 830 900. Email: debbi@angelwhisperer.com.au

NLP TRAINING A MAKEOVER FOR YOUR MIND VAKOG NLP Training is an Australia-based provider of training in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), offering Practitioner and Master Practitioner training, licensed by the internationally recognised Society of NLP. Certificates are personally signed by co-creator of NLP, Dr Richard Bandler. Practitioner training could be considered ‘a makeover for your mind’. It has been likened by author and NLP trainer, Joseph O’Connor, to the ‘put your own mask on first’ part of aircraft safety procedure, in that it is not about fixing others while neglecting yourself. Practitioner training, while giving students many tools and techniques for helping clients, is also the ultimate self-development course. For more information, visit vakognlptraining.com.au or call 08 8121 7747

BALANCED ANIMAL SPIRITUAL THERAPY – UNIVERSAL ANIMAL HEALING AND COMMUNICATION I completely allow the flow of universal healing energy through me to heal animals. I provide a powerful balance of energy from archangels, angels, ascended masters, goddess & god, priestess & priest, saints, guides, elementals and the universal divine realm directly to animals. When in progress, your animal has the opportunity to accept universal healing. During therapy/healing, clear messages are given to me to pass on to the animal’s human companion. Communicating the need for heart, soul and body healing are just as important to our animalfriends, as to us. Learn from Linda - Animal Angel Workshop August 2011 bastoffice@gmail.com

THERMOMIX COOKING CLASS If you would like to learn more about a healthier way of cooking then come along to a T her momix cooking cclass lass lass.. They are held regular ly across Australia with a great selection of cold and hot dishes prepared and tastings provided. If owning your own low cost business, working your own hours and sharing a passion for healthy cooking appeals to you – find out about momix demonhow to get free training and become a Ther hermomix str straator tor. To locate a class near you or to find out when the next business information session is scheduled visit www.thermomix.com.au or contact Sharon on 0409 150 729.

HOW TO DATE HAPPILY A How to Date Happily workshop will be presented by Jane Donovan on Friday 9th September, 7.30pm at the Arkaba Hotel. Cost is $30, bookings essential. Social 8, Adelaide’s leading social club for predominately business and professional single people and Adelaide’s only social club with a filter system. We provide a membership based social club for you to meet new people, expand social circles, make new friends and hopefully find someone to date and ultimately love. It is ideal also for people new to Adelaide or who are newly single. Our members range in ages from 30 to 65. All events and dinners co-ordinated within your age group. Intelligent people, elegant environments with no expectation from you except to enjoy a nice night out. What can be easier? For details and bookings phone Social 8 on 8362 6800 24/7. www.social8.com.au

DEBBI KEMP WORKSHOPS It’s All About Me Workshop - Be your own Therapist – Embracing emotions- Triggers -PatternsManifesting- Guided Meditation Phobias- Childhood Issues. Unlock all your keys to your freedom in a fun filled safe environment,, Sunday 28th August 2011. Advanced Spiritual Workshop - Past life regression- Working with Crystals:

ART EXPRESSES SOUL ‘Ar t gives voice to that inner part of us wanting expression,’ says Krystyna Ciesiolkiewicz, proprietor of Splashout. ‘There are many ways the soul can express itself and art is just one of them. By attending an art class the individual gets to have expressive time, just for themselves. This can be very healing,’ says Jenny Tuck (proprietor). Splashout is a Boutique Art School, nestled in scrub, overlooking the sea at Marino (near Brighton). Krystyna is an Artist / Art Teacher and Jenny’s background is Personal Growth, training and marketing. Consequently Splashout offers a beautiful compliment of tuition, trips, products, exhibitions and human awareness. See Krystyna / Splashout in August SALA Festival. Phone: (08) 8296 3859. Email: splashout@ozemail.com.au Web: www.splashoutstudios.com.au

MICHAEL MOREL WORKSHOPS Michael is a gentleman who has gathered many experiences and much knowledge during his life on the planet. He wishes to share such knowledge with those who seek information about The Mysteries of The Mind and of “Life”. He invites you to join him in that space he calls “There” which he describes as ”The spot between the Rock and the Hard Place “when both have been removed and no-thing is in opposition. It is where complete Freedom dwells, uninhibited by the invisible bonds of ignorance and fear. Check Michael’s website and blog at www.michaelmorel.com

GROUP MEDITATION FOR PLANETARY HEALING AND TRANSFORMATION We are part of a global network of people using visualisation and meditation to create initiatives for planetary healing and transformation. During our monthly full moon group meditations we invoke spiritual energies and then project them into the four planetary kingdoms human, animal, plant and mineral – to assist in creating a new civilisation and culture on Earth. At these meditations we hear a short talk followed by a 20 minute structured meditation called ‘Letting In The Light’. At the new moon we meet to discuss the challenges facing humanity in the light of spiritual values, and to anchor the energies contacted at the full moon. For further information contact Caroline 0417 830 411. www.creativechangemakers.com.au “Symbol reprinted with the permission of Lucis Trust” Further information on this symbol can be found: http://www.lucistrust.org/en/ arcane_school/talks_and_articles/a_new_age_symbol .

MAKING THE CONNECTION ‘Making the Connection’ presented by Star Link Mission. 7.30 pm Wednesday July 6 at Eternal Spirit, 100 Goodwood Rd, Goodwood. Admission $20 Enq: Anthony 0412 832 664 or Darren 0430 857 354

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CREATING YOUR LIFE BY LIVING A PATH WITH HEART ○

BY KENNETH SMITH Creativity, or bringing something into being, results from the interaction between form and potential. Form is cohesion, a type of energy field. Potential is abstract energy; that is, energy that has possibilities of realization but isn’t there yet. Pure potential is completely abstract, the infinite creation, which contains everything but has no form. How these energies play together determines what is created - the imaginings of your life and world. If you don’t connect with potential, you will just be circling within the conditional field you already have. This may keep you amused, but you are not going to grow very much. When you squarely face potential, you place your life on the line each and every moment of it. This will move you from talk about life into a relationship with the world in which you live to the hilt. Don Juan boiled down the process of creating a path with heart to using your death as a way to focus your selection of involvements in life. The trick is to consult death in such a way that it doesn’t become encumbering, to use death as a tool to battle fear rather than a morbid fixation. When making a decision, for example, make it in the light that it may well be your last act on Earth. Doing so helps bring to light the deepest drives and core values of a person. When you are suitably focused, the criteria for selecting the elements of your path are based on peace, strength, and joy. Once several pursuits have been initiated, you are on your path. Rather than pursue money as a primary objective even though you really don’t like the chase, you actively involve yourself with something else. Seen in the context of an energetic logic and ethic, having a large bank account is not errant, but going after money when it doesn’t resonate with your core stultifies your growth. After several years of grooming your life based on peace, joy, and strength, you will have a life with that foundation. Other teachers suggest similar approaches to finding, expressing, and living core meaning. To penetrate the shrouds of awareness that interfere with developing a full and complete life, meditation and healing-technique teacher Stephen Levine also advises us to use death as a focus to bring ourselves to life. He advocates that this helps us live in such a way as to “directly experience the moment-to-moment process that is our lives.” And he also holds that it is fear (a condition characteristic of the orientation stage) that is the major impediment to this awareness. A leader of the positive psychology movement, Paul Pearsall points out the conditions of thriving include living a strong life, a deliberate life. As such he notes that peace and joy are aspects of such flourishing. Like others, he advises, “Don’t die until you’ve lived.” Perhaps reflecting increased investigations into metaphysics, positive psychology shares common denominators with classic mysticism traditions. Both find that awareness and flourishing go hand in hand. They both aptly highlight the common focus relating to personal and group development. Both personally and collectively, peace, joy, and strength characterize heightened consciousness. When these qualities are manifested, the components of a path with heart - the activities you decided to pursue - provide the means to solidify other gains. A life formed in such a way will help you reintegrate your awareness after you’ve stepped into an altered state. Creating a path with heart is a way to begin working with cohesion. It balances the forces inside and out. This produces more awareness as your life awakens your core. Remember, all of the influences throughout your life shape cohesion, the determinant of your perceptions and behaviors. Living a path with heart is a means to purposefully condition your energy body. This ongoing development is therefore a solid step toward being, a state that Levine describes as directly experiencing that “momentto-moment process that is our lives.” Kenneth Smith, writing under the name Ken Eagle Feather, has published several books on Toltec philosophy, including On the Toltec Path and Toltec Dreaming. He apprenticed with Toltec shaman don Juan Matus and has served on the staff of the Association for Research and Enlightenment, part of the Edgar Cayce legacy, and also on the staff of The Monroe Institute, founded by consciousness researcher Robert Monroe.


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NLP – it’s not just for grown-ups ○

BY STEVE NIETZ I recently had an experience that reminded me just how joyful it can be to work as a Practitioner of NLP (NeuroLinguistic Programming). You may have heard a little about some of the techniques used in NLP and how effective they can be when used with adults, but they also can bring amazing results for children. Much of NLP is focused on strategies and since its creation in the early 1970s, NLP has been continually improved upon. One major contributor is author and trainer, Rober t Dilts who, having had difficulty with spelling throughout his life, applied NLP skills to observe and analyse the differences in mental strategies of good and poor spellers. From these observations the NLP Spelling Strategy was born. My eight-year-old nephew is a happy, bright kid, with a keen sense of humor, endless curiosity and a solid vocabulary. His reports from school are pretty decent but he was experiencing difficulty and frustration with spelling. When I last visited him, I told him I was going to show him ‘a cool trick that not many people know’. I brought out some coloured markers and index cards and asked him what word he’d like to learn. The first word he chose was ‘hippopotamus’. Don’t you just love the way children don’t anticipate limits? Once I’d written the word down, we spent about 30 seconds learning the word using the NLP Spelling Strategy. He was delighted when he nailed it on his first attempt. Backwards! Fifteen minutes and many high fives later he’d slamdunked ‘February’, ‘environment’, ‘intelligent’ and a number of other tricky words. He now knows he’s a spelling champ and that learning to spell can be easy and fun. A friend of mine with two Master’s degrees in her native language who came to Australia to learn English, told me of her frustration with English spelling. Her native tongue is phonetic, so she’d never really had a need for anything other than a phonetic spelling strategy. One unfortunate flaw in the English language, though, is that unlike many

languages, its spelling is not phonetic. Fifteen minutes of learning the NLP Spelling Strategy, however, had her spelling like a native English speaker. The following week, she told me her class had played ‘The Memory Game’ and that she’d stunned her English teacher with her ability to remember 14 out of 15 objects that were revealed for a brief time. Curious, I asked her how it was that she’d managed to achieve something that, theoretically, is outside of the limits of normal, human capacity. She told me it was easy and that she’d simply used the spelling strategy I’d taught her and applied it in a different situation. I was thrilled that she’d not only taken on board one of the strategies of NLP, but one of its attitudes as well: wanton experimentation. I can’t wait to see what new applications of NLP my nephew might come up with… Steve Nietz is the founder of VAKOG NLP Training. He studied NLP in Europe, the USA and Australia and is one of only a handful of Australian NLP Trainers to have trained as a trainer with co-creator of NLP, Richard Bandler. For more information, visit vakognlptraining.com.au or call 08 8121 7747

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SOUND WORKS!

how an ancient modality can change yourlife ○

BY LYZ COOPER This ancient modality is rapidly becoming the most talked about, dynamic and effective therapy out there. Sound therapy is now being remembered and the results are outstanding! More and more people are choosing sound therapy when helping to improve their health and wellbeing, as well as for general maintenance. Whether it is a monthly ‘tune up’, a weekly soundbath or a more intensive programme, this wonderful modality has something for everyone. We know that on a fundamental level everything is energy and that our intention can shape this energy. Candice Pert and Bruce Lipton have written about how our thoughts change our biology and chemistry and quantum physicists have shown us that our intention can literally change our reality. But where does sound come in? We have scientific evidence to suppor t that the fabric of the universe is energy resonating at a frequency, which creates a sound. We therefore are ‘sound beings’. It therefore makes perfect sense that sound frequencies are assimilated by the body, mind and energy system really easily and effectively. Skilful use of therapeutic sound helps entrain brainwave frequencies, allowing the chemistr y of the body to rebalance and for cellular regeneration to occur. Different sounds are also used to stimulate or decrease pranic (energy) flow and musical inter vals have also been shown to change the energy and atmosphere. What is involved? To receive, all the client has to do is lay on a treatment table and relax. A good sound practitioner will have already taken a full case history and a British Academy of Sound Therapy

qualified practitioner will also perform a diagnostic scan of the energy system. This is done by running sound over the body which changes as it comes into contact with fluctuations in the energy field. Rather like an ultrasound scan of a baby in utero, this gives the practitioner a picture of where the imbalances are in the system. The practitioner then chooses the most appropriate sounds to help bring the system into homeostasis – the optimum way of being. This is done by gently bathing the body in the soothing warm rich tones of the Himalayan (Tibetan) singing bowls, moving seamlessly to the voice with vowel sounds and harmonic overtone singing (the toning of more than one note at once) which is tailored to the clients individual needs. The cool and expansive song of the crystal bowls then comes through the voice, holding the client in the most beautiful safe space as the crystal sound ebbs and flows around them. After 30 – 40 minutes of this wonderful journey the sound is punctuated by the heavenly tinkles of little chime balls which signal the start of the grounding section which slowly builds to a crescendo, bringing the client back to the ‘here and now’.

low pitch. This sonic cuddle is the ultimate unwind! Is sound for you? Once you have star ted on your sound journey you will find that a wonderful world opens up to you. I speak from my heart as I write this. 1n 1994 I was forced to leave a stressful job in advertising through ill health. Up to that point I had also practiced massage, beauty therapy and Reiki as a part-time business. Over the space of a few short weeks I was bed-ridden with ME. Over the next few months I began to intuitively use my voice and was amazed by the way it moved energy around my body. I also experimented with using Himalayan bowls and drums as well as my voice and began to recover rapidly. When I was better I contacted the Institute for Complementary and Natural Medicine in the UK to find out where I could train but there was nowhere in the UK, Europe or the USA. I then began several years of research and development, developing ancient techniques as well as new ones. In 2000 I founded The British Academy of Sound Therapy, the first training establishment in the UK to offer a recognised qualification in Sound Therapy. We now have five professional training courses that we offer in the UK. Due to the success of my book, Sounding the Mind of God, and due to the support of the International Institute for Complementary Therapists, I am delighted to be coming to Australia to run the very first training course of its kind. Sound is very much part of the fabric of this wonderful country and I cannot wait to get started! L yz Cooper formed The British Academy of Sound Therapy in 2000. Her work encompasses crystal and Himalayan singing bowls, voice, Mantra Therapy, Drum Therapy, Tuning Forks and Gong Therapy. She has received very positive feedback and support from the general public as well as the press with numerous features in magazines, newspapers and radio and television worldwide. mail@healthysound.com www.healthysound.com

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When you are feeling depleted and low in energy try some ‘sonic caffeine’. Spend time toning the vowel sound ‘eee’ in a fairly high pitch (not so high that you strain your voice though). High pitches stimulate the energy system, whereas low pitches relax the system. After several minutes stop and feel the buzz! If you are feeling frazzled at the end of a long day why not try some sonic ‘hot chocolate’? Spend several minutes toning an ‘ahh’ in a middle to

Lyz’s Sound Therapy training starts in November in Adelaide. For all enquiries and further details email mail@healthysound.com or look at www.healthysound.com/ international

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In Brief Reviews - Books, CDs, DVDs THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF YOUR NAME By Neil Koelmeyer & Ursula Kolecki The Secret Language of your Name is a stepby-step guide to unlocking the secrets in the number s of your name and birth date to reveal your personality traits and your path to happiness and success. This book also features nearly 5,000 baby names – essential reading for parents-to-be. Pub: Blue Angel Publishing www.blueangelonline.com

10 copies to be given away. Simply email: The Secret Language Giveaways with your contact details innerself@netspace.net.au to be in the draw THE ADVENTURES OF HORATIO HOPE AND CLARA COMPASSION By Michael Morel Join Horatio Hope, a wandering philosopher, and his indispensable companion Clara Compassion on this wonderful adventure through the Land of Impossibilities, a cold and friendless place of great danger and malevolent forces. Their

mission: To rediscover the Lost Law of the Universe by accompanying the Human race on its journey towards the Mansion in the Sky. This mythic story will resonate with many readers, old and young alike. Pub: Sid Harta Publishers For orders visit www.michaelmorel.com or phone (08) 8294 4641.

THE CALL OF SOUL Book and CD set By Harold Klemp A beautiful introduction to the ancient teachings of Eckankar. In this book, the spiritual leader of Eckankar leads you through the infinite worlds of God’s love, demonstrating how this love translates into every events, relationships, and moments of your life. You’ll learn the secrets of HU, an ancient, sacred name for God, and how to open your hear t to the answers within you. You’ll also find this book to be a road map and spiritual companion, offering spiritual exercises, dream techniques, Soul Travel explorations and more – all to help you open wide to the most secret par t of yourself, Soul, a Light of God. Accompanying the book is a practical CD which includes a HU chant sung by thousands of people along with various spiritual exercises on Dreams, Soul Travel and How to do the HU. Discount price of $15.00 +P&P. Phone LeeAnne on 0424 474 464.

The Bonn Bonnyy method of GIM by Brenda Wallace Everyone has their favourite musineural pathways that connect difcal genre, and as a universal lanferent regions of the brain. While guage it is common knowledge music and language use different that music can make us feel domains it is now thought that calmer, more energised, changes they share neural networks. Neuour mood and evokes emotion. ral plasticity is now considered to Music’s power and potential is be an ongoing process throughtaken advantage of in various situout the lifespan rather than a ations including media. Imagine static one as previously thought sitting at the movies without music (Damasio 1995). Neuroscience as a soundtrack, for instance. Try and music therapy literature both this exercise yourself. Star t by indicate the role that music plays meditating or relaxing, focus on in creating new neural pathways your breath and imagine that you (Patel 2010). are on a beach or a safe place in The use of music as therapy is nature, with a favourite piece of becoming more widely underrelaxing music playing in the backstood. Music Therapists work ground. Simple techniques such with people suffering a wide as this, practised often, can be range of physical and emotional beneficial to one’s health. How is it problems. As a music-based psythat music can have this sustained Bonnyy method of chotherapy, the Bonn and profound effect on us as huGuided Ima Imagger eryy and Music (GIM) mans? creates connections between Over the past two decades admind, body and spirit providing vances in neuroscience research healing for deep-seated probhave lead to greater insights into lems from a wide range of chalthe mind-body connection, buildlenging life issues. ing on evolutionary theories of Bonnyy method of GIM is a The Bonn survival, and providing knowledge process that takes the therapeuabout developments regarding tic, counselling conversation into

Limited number of copies available. Pub: Eckankar. www.eckankar.org

THE MOON INSIDE YOU DVD by Diana Fabianova The Moon Inside You is a fresh look at a taboo that defines the political and social reality of both women and men in a more profound way than society might be willining to admit. Facing the menstrual etiquette with doses of humour and self-irony, the documentary approaches the subject through both personal and collective references, thus challenging our preconceived idea of womanhood. Dist: Moon Diary Products Phone (02) 6655 2536 www.moondiary.com.au

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a relaxation, and 40 minute program of classical music. The music allows imagery from within the mind-body to emerge in a gentle unfolding while the experience is suppor ted by the therapist. Mandala drawing at the end of the music program provides a visual representation of the music experience. A GIM session takes 90120 minutes. The complexity and supportive nature of this technique means that for clients who are able to participate, issues can be alleviated in a shorter period of time than with usual verbal therapies. Music programs used in the Bonn Bonnyy method of GIM are compiled by music therapists and musicologists. Programs provide structured changes in mood to help clients explore their inner self. Classical music is used because of its complex melodic and harmonic structure, and variations in rhythm and instrumentation. The music acts as a soundtrack for the client’s inner journey. Therapists Bonnyy method of trained in the Bonn GIM select a program that best suits the client’s mood and presenting issue on any given day. GIM T her heraa pists come from allied health backgrounds and must complete a 3 year graduate diploma at the University of Melbourne, Victoria before becoming atheraeligible to register as a GIM ther pist with the Music and Ima Imagger eryy Associa tion of Austr alia (MIAA). Association ustralia

I am interested in helping people explore and reshape their life story into a more integrative narrative using a holistic, client focussed process that facilitates the body-mind-spirit connection. My broad experience encompasses a vast range of human situations, physical and emotional conditions and gives me an empathic and insightful approach to clients. For more info contact: mobile, 0402 719 753; website- www.musicandtherapy.com.au


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Kaleidoscope - Body Mind & Spirit News & Views DO I HAVE TO BE PSYCHIC TO READ TAROT? Many people wonder if they have to be a developed psychic to read the ‘Tarot’. In fact, anyone can pick up a Tarot deck and, with a question in mind, choose some cards and refer to a book literally for their meaning to enlighten. Interestingly though, while you do not have to be ‘psychic’ to read the cards, working with the archetypal images of the cards in itself, helps us develop this very ability. For me, and anyone who continues to develop a relationship with the Tarot, they often find it primarily becomes a focus for their own psychic ability. Cheryl Rae ‘2009 Psychic of the Year SA’ www.adelaidemysteryschool.com Phone (08) 8277 1792

ALISON JARVINEN – PRIESTESS OF ISISHATHOR I’m passionate about assisting women to discover their inner goddess and true feminine empowerment. I offer support to help you take that first step to heal your Soul. This enables you to create the life that you choose, for your dreams to become your reality. I work with Isis Lotus Healing Energy, that facilitates balance, peacefulness, transformation and enlightenment. Isis is the Goddess of Feminine Empowerment! The wisdom I’ve gained through personal life experiences and qualified training, enables me to offer healing to my clients with the utmost respect, confidentiality and support, in a safe, loving and nurturing environment. Contact Alison at The Crystal Harmony on 0416 166 099 for more information.

STEVE SCHUBERT BAVA Dip N T WHOLISTIC THERAPIST ”Life is about remembering who we really are and realising our unique purpose here, at this time … Opening our hearts to enable the Light of our true selves to shine in the world. I serve by anchoring and radiating the healing Light through channelling other light beings to assist with healing and guidance to those seeking their deeper purpose. I have a degree in Visual ar ts, a Diploma in Natural Therapies, and have been a member of the S.A. Spiritual Healers Association for over 10 years. I have been practicing bodywork and healing for over 20 years, working on people of all ages. All sessions are specific to the individual’s needs at the time. I offer several forms of treatment including, Intuitive bodywork (massage, polarity), Energy balance and clearance, Channelled healing and guidance, readings, meditation and stone art tuition. My Artworks are also part of my service, as each piece is blessed and activated to radiate healing light in this dimension. each piece, when contemplated, will engender a peaceful state in the viewer, allowing healing light to flow. I live and wor k in

Barmera in the Riverland, and will be available for sessions in Adelaide 1-2 weekends per month commencing in July. For more details or bookings please contact me via: phone: 0432 203 392 or email: skyhealer_91@hotmail.com”

DIVINE WITHIN U I am passionate about providing high quality, transformative & nourishing care to your life. I want you to feel empowered, confident, happy, energized and abundant! A holistic approach creates change on many levels. The gentle & nurturing emotional mastery support transforms emotions. Live life at higher levels of personal happiness, freedom and expression… Profound insights and clarity is gained. You will be supported to heal your life, gain the tools to living well and experience a sense of self beyond pain & limitation… In health and happiness – Trisha. Divine Within U. Trisha Gautam. www.divinewithinu.com . Email: trisha@divinewithinu.com Phone: 0434 162 350. Heal Live Evolve

FRANCES TREE Frances Tree is a qualified Holistic massage, Aromatherapy and Reiki practitioner that aims to help people reduce stress levels, ease muscular tension and increase body awareness and understanding. She treats each individual with compassion, tailoring treatments to there special needs. Her healing space is sacred & peaceful, filled with the beautiful scent of natural essential oils. Frances gently nurtures the innate healing intelligence of your own body and soul. Sessions with her are blissfully relaxing and allow you the time to listen to your heart again. Contact Frances for bookings on 0420 316 422 Visit www.templetree.com.au or email frances@templetree.com.au

LIVE THE LIFE YOU WANT As psychologists and other mental health professionals with many years of training and experience we are passionate about helping people reach their full potential and thrive. Whilst much of what we do helps people overcome difficult issues they face we go beyond this, motivating and suppor ting people to live the life they want. By having a number of professionals available we can provide flexible appointment times and a specialised ser vice, matching your needs with a practitioner who has specific expertise in that area. Our telephone service allows people anywhere to get the help they want, when they want it. (word count = 99 – pretty close!) For more information and support to achieve your goals and enhance your happiness please contact: 1300 312 202

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GARRY GILFOY: Counsellor and Past-life Regression Therapist Garry Gilfoy has been a counsellor and trainer of counsellors for over 10 years. His formal education includes honours work in Theology, a Grad Dip Ed and a Master in Counselling. The focus of Garry’s private practice is working with men and women around their mid-life transition – a critical time for people to take up the threads of their destiny and move towards a more authentic maturity with spiritual underpinnings. Garry is also working as a past-life regression therapist. For fur ther details visit www.garrygilfoy.com or email garry.gilfoy@gmail.com

WALTER BROADBENT Walter Broadbent is back by popular demand. Trained as a professional Psychotherapist and Clinical Hypnotherapist, Walter Broadbent has worked regularly for many years in Australia, the UK, South Africa, and the USA having been invited to teach regularly at the Hypnotism Training Association in Glendale, California. Walter is now available for consulta-

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tion for stress, anxiety, weight, smoking and specializes in Past Life Regression. Walter now offers Diploma Training courses in Adelaide. For details phone (08)336 6748.

FORENSIC HEALING Forensic Healing identifies the root cause of dis-ease and dis-har mony and promotes rapid, deep cellular level healing on 4 levels; Physical, Energetic, Emotional and Spiritual. Since using the Forensic Healing system Rachel has had some seemingly miraculous healings and energy shifts with her clients. Forensic Healing treats a huge array of imbalances from; Stress, Anxiety and Pain to Past lives and Sabotage habits and negative belief systems. For more information or to make an appointment phone: Rachel 0418 802636 or browse www.naturaltherapieswithjardine.com.au . To see more information on how Forensic Healing wor ks visit www.forensic healing.com

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Learning and Being ○

BY ALAN COHEN The story is told of the Persian rascal-sage Nasrudin, who found himself on the bow of a ferry boat with a pompous intellectual. Bloated with his own erudition, the scholar began to quiz and criticize Nasrudin’s education. “Have you ever studied astronomy?” asked the professor. “I can’t say that I have,” answered the mystic. “Then you have wasted much of your life. By knowing the constellations, a skilled captain can navigate a boat around the entire globe.” A few minutes later the learned one asked, “Have you ever studied meteorology?” “No, I haven’t” “Well, then, you have wasted most of your life,” the academician chided. “Methodically capturing the wind can propel a sailing ship at astounding speeds.” After a while the fellow inquired, “Have you ever studied oceanography?” “Not at all.” “Ah! What a waste of your time! Awareness of the currents helped many ancient peoples find food and shelter.” A few minutes later Nasrudin began to make his way toward the stem of the ship. On his way he nonchalantly asked the fellow, “Have you ever studied swimming?” “Haven’t had the time,” the professor haughtily responded. “Then you have wasted all of your life - the boat is sinking.”

Sooner or later we reach the point where living the truth becomes more impor tant than seeking it. Knowledge, techniques, and experiences pale in the face of the riches of the heart. Learning must give way to being. Alan Cohen, M.A., is the author of 20 p o p u l a r inspirational books and tapes, including the best-selling The Dragon Doesn’t Live Here Anymore and the award-winning A Deep Breath of Life. Alan brings a warm blend of wisdom, intimacy, humour, and vision to the spiritual path. He loves to extract spiritual lessons from the practical experiences of daily living, and find beauty in the seeming mundane.


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These sad spirits need special assistance to reach the Light where they can rest and receive healing and spiritual support.

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LIFE AFTER SUICIDE Depression and suicide are a large part of our society now. We try to avoid talking and thinking about the subject but knowledge is empowering so I would like to share my story and insights with you. After completing my training as a Registered Nurse I suffered severe depression. No real cause could be found for this though I did have physical health problems as well. Visits to Medical Practitioners resulted in a cocktail of medication that helped for a while then seemed to cause me more problems in that my whole personality changed and I was often a very difficult patient and person to be with. Psychiatrists had no answers for me and I attempted suicide a number of times. After 25 years of great sadness Angels came to my rescue and my whole life changed. So now I understood how the hidden world of lost souls and unhappy spirits that surround many Health Care Professionals affecting their health on many levels. As a psychic medium and healer my true passion is not just effecting communication between people and loved ones in spirit but also healing the many lost souls who wander this earth plane causing more grief for themselves and others.

THE MOMENT OF DEATH

This should be a beautiful time for all involved – seeing your family and friends off to a new and more joyous life is still hard going for most of us however. For a person of faith and with peace in their heart their Spirit leaves the body as a flash of beautiful white light and moves toward the Light assisted by many spiritual helpers. For those who commit suicide it’s usually not like that – they leave their physical bodies and then look back in surprise. They are still ALIVE but their body is dead – but their mind and the emotions they wished to escape are still with them. So they are not free and in peace but tied to a spirit form that can still see and experience the pain of their death plus the realisation of the grief they have caused to those they loved. Some people firstly move back into their lifeless body then later attach very closely onto another living person for some guidance and comfort plus in an effort to explain their situation. Nurses and doctors are definitely at risk here as are family members.

HELLO? I AM STILL HERE!

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the unhappy spirits seek assistance and to talk to those who can’t see them but soon star t to feel overwhelmed with the energy of grief and sadness themselves. My daughter is a medical doctor and psychiatrist and I has suffered much physical pain and stress at times from her patients returning to seek more of her gentle care and understanding. Some angry patients have even returned to ask her why she didn’t warn them they would be still be alive after death! Fortunately I can see this and assist her if this happens but in my nursing days I had no understanding or knowledge of all this so just took another Valium or antidepressants to dull my stress and anxiety.

ARE YOU DEPRESSED...OR POSSESSED?

Yes, some spirits can even merge right into and stay in another person’s physical body. They usually

mean no harm but this can cause heaps of unexplained physical complaints, low energy levels and a general feeling of sadness and confusion. It takes a skilled spiritual healer or psychic medium to coax them gently out and to send them off to the Light in the company of Angels or other helpful spirits. Of course there are more unpleasant spirits who do intend harm to their hosts but usually it’s just the spirits of those who have died suddenly, especially if they died following chronic drug and alcohol abuse. For the souls choosing to leave earth school early there is no punishment, no purgatory or judgement from the Higher Spiritual Realms or God or Goddess...just sadness that a soul couldn’t overcome the difficulties of living on this earth school. But we can see where the idea that one who commits suicide will not be allowed into Heaven comes from.

This is an amazing therapy that has many new advocates among psychologists, medical doctors and nurses in USA but it’s still regarded as a bit scary and negative in Australia although I have seen many instant and remarkable healings result from this healing process. I see the situation rather like a few hundred years ago when medical doctors didn’t wash their hands after attending patients and attending bir ths. There just was no understanding of germs and bacteria and viruses and their role in illness – so the first doctors to point this out were scorned as being crazy but it’s much the same for me today! If only we could ensure all people received an understanding of the death process and what they needed to do to ensure they reached the Light. Plus if they miss out first time it’s easy enough to guide them through the process in spirit. Eventually many people emerge back from their time in the Light so joyful and keen to be able to assist their loved ones still on earth school in positive ways. ELISABETH JENSEN has more helpful articles on her website www.isismysteryschool.com or you can call 1300558075 for brochures of her courses and Hello from Heaven! Mediumship events. Voted Australian Psychic of The Year 2010, Elisabeth is also Vice President of the Australian Psychics Association and has trained many professional mediums and psychics internationally.


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Living in the Moment by Jennifer Coombe The past is history, the future is a mystery, only the present is real . - anon. The most important concept to recognise in the journey of transformation is living in the moment. Living in the moment is living without our old “baggage” as it is sometimes called. A quote from the Eloheim below says it all in my opinion.

Living from the Soul’s perspective, of course, is only achievable by Being in the Moment. Being in the Moment is really only achievable by not having baggage with you in the Moment. Not having baggage in the Moment is only achievable by becoming conscious of your baggage. Becoming conscious of what’s going on in the moment is only possible if you’re willing to break habits. Breaking habits is only possible if you’re willing to confront the biology that says, “Change is too scary.” Confronting the biology is only possible if you have courage so it starts with the courage to say, “Life can be different.” Once you can say that, then you confront the biology, you become conscious, you start seeing where your baggage is, you release your baggage, you are in the moment, and because by then your vibration is so high, the Moment allows you access to your soul, to the Akashic Records, and to a completely different way of living which is: Being in the body, but living from your soul’s perspective. Eloheim My journey and what I encourage

of my clients is to apply the tools and techniques to examine their thoughts and feelings, allow the vigilance in the moment to help them see exactly where they are coming from. Most of the time we will become aware that the present thoughts and feelings are based on the past, or projections onto the future. ocess This work is called pr process ocess. I often say to people, we must live every day in process if we want to become fully conscious and live from our soul’s perspective. My experience calls this “w or k”, and it feels like hard work at “wor ork”, times. But it is what our souls have chosen for this lifetime when there is so much potential and possibility for change and transformation. Many people will choose to climb a mountain, or run a marathon – but they will do it for the thrill and satisfaction of the journey. Spiritual and process work needs to be seen as a similar journey. It can become a time of great satisfaction, seen from the perspective of the Soul. It has chosen this experience to be fascinated by it. I know from my own journey that resistance is futile, a waste of energy. I try each day to find interest and curiosity in the journey and if not that, at least acceptance. Once we as individuals have taken up the reins of the journey to becoming conscious, trust is probably one of the biggest hurdles. We come from a conscious state programmed with the survival instinct. We have needed this fear-based system of operating to survive from eons of past lifetimes. Now it is time to transfer that operat-

ing system into one that is consciousness based. In the past we were programmed to be on red alert for danger - exposure to a vast number of experiences could result in the death of the physical body at any time. This is a very primal way of being and is no longer suited to the evolving human state. So it does require work and application to move from this state. The reprogramming of the mind, emotional body, and hence the physical body is more than a lifetime’s work, but we have chosen to w moment. undertake it in this one No Now You wouldn’t be reading this article if you were not on this path. Guidance is always helpful on the journey. Seek it where your intuition tells you to go. Trust it and apply your hearts and minds with the openness of a child. Connect with your guides if you can and remember the power of meditation. The meditation process will bring you closer to the All That Is and bring peace. Also remember we are not alone. The Heavens abound with great Beings and Masters who are waiting our call for assistance. Simply ask, or pray in your own way. Exciting times are ahead. To be in a human body and experience the True Power of the Soul is to be fully alive, fully functioning from the Homo Spiritus perspective. So undertake to do it with grace and all will be well. Recommended RReading: eading: The Choice for Consciousness, Tools for Conscious Living Vol 1. Eloheim and The Council. Channelled by Veronica Torres. Available from www.eloheim.com. Jennifer Coombe is a counsellor and explorer of Consciousness who has been working in the field for 25 years. She is based in Crafers and can be contacted on 83395745

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2011 - THE YEAR OF CHAOS by Lorraine Webb This is the year of chaos, a year when a great cleansing is required world wide and each and every soul is being challenged to release all negative energies that have been holding them back. Of course any cleansing can be seen as a frightening thing when viewing it, that doesn’t make it bad, simply necessary. You cannot bring the light to dark places without first cleansing and clearing out the old and so it is with us! The following is a channeling that came through to me at Christmas time that I would like to share with you. Dear ones – times, yes, they are changing – and what a celebration it is to see. From our view of your situation it is a grand plan that is coming together so nicely. The current year is one of turmoil and loss for many. Loss of money, loss of power and loss of loved ones. This is the falling away to make way for the new ways of viewing the world and a new way of viewing one another. All the structures that you have in place are so outdated and there are many that are in fear and are fighting so hard to hold these structures in place. But to no avail, eventually the old MUST make way for the new and there is no force on this planet that is more powerful than the force of the Divine Plan for this wonderful planet Mother Earth. As the year progresses even more will awaken and see things as they had never seen them before and as they join forces with the LIGHT to assist the changes you will find that

more and more of these outdated structures fall by the wayside. For the new energy that is to come there must be a ‘dying off’ of the old whether that be a dying off of an old outdated way of thinking and viewing life or whether it be the way we use our money or the way we take holidays or the way we educate our children and in fact the very way we live. 2011 is a year of CLEANSING, Mother Ear th will continue her cleansing process and you must begin or continue your own internal cleansing. Yes there will be more loss, but do not generate FEAR for those amongst us that have hidden agendas are doing the stirring up of the fear trying to stop the peaceful inevitable changes that will come to pass. Many more souls will leave the planet in 2011, let that not be of concern to you, but just surrender to the ultimate plan for each of us for it is truly already written! It is a divine plan to be sure and one that will bring abundance and happiness to all. This is a time to knuckle down, work on yourself and be in a place of ALLOWING, give up struggle for it is of no avail, what will be will be. You are to know that the Creator has an amazing plan for each and every one of you so why fear that. Celebrate that you are on this planet at this time by the divine grace of the Creator and the soul of Mother Earth at this time.” 2011 will pass swiftly so do not waste time, use it wisely in assisting your self and others to awaken and

take those glasses off and see beyond the illusion. Question all systems and follow your gut feeling on what is right and what is wrong. Your soul will tell you if you ask, follow your spirit and give up on struggle allow yourself to flow with the wind be in a state of ALLOWING all to just be! Release your fear before the end of this year, get real about your fear, do not hide it. Bring it out from the dark recesses of your subconscious and see it for what it really is - simply illusion. Make love and acceptance, peace and joy the most important thing to strive for at this time. Simplify your life, bring debt under control, recognize what is truly important to have in your life. Love one another as you are truly love. End 2011 with excitement and anticipation because you so wanted to be here at this time and your wish was granted as the blessed soul that you are! 2012 will be upon us before we know it and by the middle of that year we will begin to see massive changes of consciousness heralding the new energies of the Aquarian Age. It is such a shame that so many want to make this time one to be feared by spreading talk of ‘the end of humanity’, it is so ridiculous when in truth it is a time that has been long awaited, a time when the negative ego is mastered and the ‘love’ energy replaces the current ‘fear’ energy for mankind. Hold your ‘light’ with trust and faith. Channeled through Lorraine from the Collective consciousness of the Divine. Lor Lorrr aine Webb can be contacted at the Adelaide Ener Energgy Healing Centr tree on (08) 8342 4109.


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BY JONATHAN MACINTYRE At our recent Awakening Inspired Living & Healing Conference I was taken by the deep teary hear t currents that were present among many of those participating - including myself - right from the time we commenced on the Thursday evening. Tear-laced feelings are not necessarily an unusual occurrence at a conference, yet I felt quite a significance in the fullness of them at this particular time and was drawn to speak about the experience of them in my keynote address on the following day. I talked specifically about the act of crying, as I could feel below the surface in me a swirling mix of all the old shame, fear and guilt currents about what it meant to be judged a “crier” in my early years, which I then let inhibit my genuine expression for quite a period in my life. The blessing release we can give our bodies by expressing our energy in the way of tears is actually worth a great deal to us in its balanced way especially with the senses of loss, fear, vulnerability, grief, and pain we might feel, or, at the other end of the stick, the energy of joy, laughter, union, exhilaration and inspiration. Our Aussie stance on crying has mostly been a tough one and many of us had the hefty “big boys/ girls don’t cry” card played at one time or another in our early lives. Wherever our holding back on tears comes from, it is time to re-examine the value of them, as we may be stifling valuable energy flow in us by not checking this out. In my address, I mentioned it felt time to honour the tear producing process in something of a new way. What came to mind in my preparation, when I was thinking of tears as water droplets, was the larger way the earth is nourished through the water droplets falling from the sky, which we call rain. Light or heavy, we need rain and the absence of it on earth is what generally produces deser ts. I could relate to that deser t sense in me after my years of being determined not to cry, no matter what, and the real value of its appropriate watering. So, it felt very useful to view crying or weeping from another angle, and I offered the word “rain” as an alternative word to speak. As I did, I welled up, and I felt quite a shift in my own consciousness and my old baggage around the weepy energy we were all working, and it was obvious by the moist eyes that many others in the room did too. There is a lot more that could be said on this topic, from a variety of vantage points, however simply changing our perspective of something like crying - that may perhaps have previously clogged up our energy flow - is one step toward letting a new flow begin; it is an attunement or an alignment of our essence with Life. Sharing your clear clean rain can open the way! May the rainbow of possibility show up in your tears, as you wor k with the threats and

From Healing to Evolution! ○

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opportunities to let newness move in your life today, especially as this winter approaches, and may it creatively water the world of others. J o n a t h a n MacIntyr MacIntyree is an internationally qualified Attunement Practitioner & Teacher and has been practicing and teaching this process and lifestyle for 10 years - www.attunement.org he also manages the Riverdell Spiritual Centre. www.riverdellspiritualcentre.org.au near Gawler, a 9 acre retreat & conference facility and community. For more information contact Jonathan on 08 8523 1329 or 0408 034 584 or jonemsa@bigpond.net.au

We live in interesting times where people want change yet are afraid of change. People seek the answers yet are fearful of the answers. Nowhere is this more evident than in the ‘new age’ world where people so want to hold on to the old while thinking it is the new. Yes, the wisdom of the ancients is important, but equally so, is to use this infor mation to allow us to evolve. It is par t of the learning process, part of our journey, as new information unfolds to us in these times of transition We humans think of ourselves as so important, so powerful, and become so egotistical as we build our lives in this physical space we call planet Earth. But do we have all the answers? I don’t think so. As science and spirituality start to come together again it really is becoming more and more evident that we are just a very, very small part of a very big picture. We are just inside the egg developing through the embry-

onic stage as we learn more and more about breaking through the shell. Look at healing for example. We are obsessed by it. We want to spend time and even more time to fix our physical illnesses or our mental or emotional state. We are told that we need to allow time for these things to heal. We should not expect miracles. We need to work through this issue or that challenge. Do we really? What if healing was just a step on our journey of evolution and it could happen ‘just like that’. Well with the new levels of healing, like Reconnective Healing, that we are now able to access we can have healing ‘just like that’. No timeframe, no pain, no diagnosis, no directing, just healing on all levels, mental, physical, spiritual and emotional, by the grace and intelligence of God/Love/Universe as we connect with the higher forms of superluminal Light and Information and our perfect blueprint. The healing that is appropriate for us

is what we will get. Healing is here to bring balance and harmony into our bodies, allowing dis-ease in its many forms to drop away as we move from the heavier densities towards the Light. It is but just a step for us. Why make it hard when it can be so simple? Use the new tools like Reconnective Healing that are now available to us. Stop the excuses and the time-wasting and step through our fears so that we can evolve as we are here to do. As the new sciences of today unfold, we are beginning to understand that there is more – that we are but a dot on the cosmic landscape. Scientists are confirming our links and our beginnings from outside our solar system and outside our universe and acknowledging the existence of Higher Intelligence. Interestingly enough this confirms what many ancient civilisations already knew. We are being given new information as well as confirmations of the old to push us forward and out of our stagnancy. We must grow through the embryonic stage and break out of that eggshell or fade away and die. Really the choice is yours! What do you really want? Whether you look at the old civilisations, or the positions of the planets, or any other information that is coming through, it would appear that we are in a time of change, a state of flux, where we can make a decision on whether we personally or collectively move forward. Ear th and its current civilisations are groaning under the weight. We must hatch into the next level of our evolution. Once again the tools are out there to help us, to speed up our levels of consciousness, our level of knowledge and awareness, our ascension that we desperately seek. The Reconnection accelerates us along our life path by rejoining us back to the grid lines of the universe allowing the Light and Information that we need to

37 come through. It is like being connected up to the plumbing of the Universe and allowing the many hues of healing-light, sound, colour, vibration, etc – to continue to flow into us. It reconnects strings (our multi-dimensional aspects) and strands (DNA) to allow our continued evolution at a much, much faster rate as we remain ‘hooked up’ to the information, codings and intelligence of the Universe. We can feed and renew automatically keeping us at the ‘cutting edge’ of consciousness and allowing our movement towards the Light. No longer are we limited by the restraints of our physicality and the dimension of time. We can move through our healing and forward with our evolution, individually and collectively, allowing us to break through the eggshell and hatch.

Anthon aig (right) Anthonyy Cr Craig & Dr Eric PPear ear earll, (left) founder of The Reconnection® and the best-selling author of “T he RReconnection:Heal econnection:Heal Other “The Otherss, Heal Your self ourself self”” For more information on Reconnective Healing, visit www.TheReconnection.com Anthony Craig is an Associate Instructor, and Certified Reconnective Healing and Reconnection Practitioner and Mentor. Based in Adelaide he travels extensively educating and expanding this work locally and worldwide and is available as a guest speaker. Anthony is also available for appointments ph: 0412 832 664. www.AnthonyCraig.com


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BY URI GELLAR Uri Geller amous ar ound the gglobe lobe ffor or his mind-bending aabilities bilities Geller,, ffamous around bilities,, discuss the 11:11 phenomena. If yyour our aattention ttention has been dr loc ks and w hes draawn to ccloc locks waatc tches at eexactl xactl ead on. xactlyy 11:11, then rread I star ted experiencing this rather bizarre occurrence when I was forty years old, at first I thought they were coincidences, I would stand with my back to a digital clock and something made me turn around and I would notice that the time would be 11:11. These incidents intensified. I would be checked into hotel rooms on floor 11 room 1111. I started noticing these digits on computers, microwave ovens, cars, documents, etc. I decided to write about it on my website. I was immediately inundated by hundreds of emails from all around the world. Individuals were telling me their own 11:11 stories, almost always saying “I thought it only happened to me”. It is difficult for me to decipher what this is all about but my intuition tells me it’s positive. I have been asked many times about the September 11th 2001 attacks in New York and Washington. People ask me how I can claim that 11:11 is positive when there were so many deaths in those attacks? My answer is that those attacks would have been far worse if the terrorists had used a dir ty nuclear weapon in the form of a suitcase bomb that could have been placed anywhere in New York, Los Angeles, London or any other heavily populated city. If that had happened the consequences would have been far more devastating. I belie ho died on believve tha thatt those wwho Se ptember 11th did not die in vvain. ain. September This was a massive wake-up call to the world reminding us that the

know-how to put such a bomb together is already out there. Needless to say, such an explosion would have killed over 100,000 people and irradiated an area of hundreds of square miles with deadly radioactivity that would remain there for years. Remember Chernobyl, now a ghost town? When I see the number 11:11, I pray for sick children and world peace, the prayer takes a moment but it’s very powerful. Please if you can do the same I believe it helps!!!! I believe that people who have constant contact with the 11:11 phenomena have some type of a positive mission to accomplish. It is still a mystery to me what it is that we all have to do or why are we all being gathered and connected together, but it is very real and tangible. I feel that it is immensely positive, almost like there is a thinking entity sending us these physical and visual signs from the universe. In me, it activates the power of prayer, love and determination to somehow help the world. Some day I suspect we will find out the true meaning behind this puzzling phenomenon. It could star t happening to you too after reading this article. String theor theoryy is said to be the theory of everything. It is a way of describing every force and matter regardless of how large or small or weak or strong it is. There are a few elevens that have been found in string theory. I find this to be interesting since

this theory is supposed to explain the universe! The first eleven that was noticed is that string theory has to have 11 parallel universes and without including these universes, the theory does not work. eene The second is that Brian Gr Greene has 11 letters in his name. For those of you who do not know, he is a physicist as well as the author of The Elegant Universe, which is a book explaining string theory. (His book was later made into a mini series that he hosted.) Another interesting find is that Isaac Newton (who’s ideas kicked off string theory many years later) has 11 letters in his name, as hw arz well as John Sc Schw hwarz arz. Schwarz was one of the two men who worked out the anomalies in the theory. Plus, 1 person + 1 person = 2 people = equality. Also, the two one’s next to each other is 11. The two men had to find the same number (496) on both sides of the equation in order for the anomalies to be worked out, so the equation had to have equality! There were two matching sides to the equation as well because they ultimately got 496 on both sides. So, the 1 + 1 = 2 = equality applies for the equation as well. Here is something more than the paranormal or numerology - something very fundamental about the scientific and mathematical nature of the universe, involving unary arithmetic. (a): 11=3, in binary arithmetic. 3 is the cornerstone of the trinity and also Hinduism.

(b): 1 male + 1 female are needed to produce 1 child. Ergo, 1 + 1 = 3, in reproduction. (c): The building block of all existence since the “the Big Bang” is Hydrogen, which through nuclear fusion has produced all the other atoms known to humankind. Hydrogen is another 11, in binary. Another 3: 1 electron; 1 proton and 1 neutron. (d): The Yin and the Yang are also 11 - two ones of opposite kind, reflecting the duality of the universe in eastern religions and modern computer technology. (e): Following year 1BC is the year 1AD - another 11, since our modern calendar has no year 0, which is why the 21st century officially began on Jan 1st, 2001. (f): And finally there is the oddity of the number 10, which historically grew out of counting on our fingers. The oddity is that 10 = 1010 in binary arithmetic - 10:10. HO WEVER, if yyou ou count the ffininHOWEVER, ger our hands in unar erss on yyour unaryy arithmetic - no zzer er os - then 10 ffing ing er eros inger erss, in unar y ma thema tics = mathema thematics tics,, 11111111111 - EXA CTL EXACTL CTLYY 11 ONES Our research on September 11 in history uncovered many anomalies and perhaps a significant prophetic sign. The most startling discovery was a book written in 1981, 20 years prior to the 2001 attacks, called “The Birth of Christ Recalculated”. The author, Dr. Ernest L. Mar tin, claims to have calculated the exact date of Jesus Christ’s birth based on the celestial charts for that era. The date of Christ’s birth, based on the famous Star of Bethlehem, is calculated to be September 11, 3 B.C.. Dr. Mar tin’s findings have been accepted by many scholars, theologians, historians, and astronomers. We also note that Jesus Christ has 11 letters. The crosses found standing in the ruins of the WTC, and the dominance of the number 11 in the 9-11 events, make this combination even more mysterious. There is another significant religious event occurring about 2000 years later on September 11, 1999. According to Hebrew Scriptures September 11, 1999 was the 6,000th anniversary of Adam’s creation, and year 1 on the Hebrew calendar. The majority of computer computerss toda todayy use binar ut wwha ha binaryy coding bbut hatt is it? Think of an on/off switch where 0 = off and 1 = on. These codes are linked together just as letters and then words are put together to make a sentence. In turn this is speeded up within your computer. It has become an electronic language - a form of communication that can cross many barriers such as language itself. Not


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only that but it can be applied to so many things some of which have yet to be discovered or thought of. It’s not a new concept. I think it began with a piece of string and a knot and then a piece of string and several knots, thousands of years ago. Throughout man’s history it has evolved and developed, for example, the Abacus, a more sophisticated and effectively simple ‘computer’. Everyone and everything in the world today is based on and affected by this electronic language. In the realms of 11:11 perhaps it can be seen as the communication between two people (and or their computer) for what is the human brain but a computer in the ‘on’ position. Through communication we learn to appreciate and respect one another’s values, customs and beliefs that has to be a good thing - and all this from a knot and a piece of string thousands of years ago! The 11:11 enigma has been here for a while now and has affected the lives of countless thousands of people. Is it really a phenomenon, or is it our internal body clocks playing tricks on us? For many people seeing the 11s in such abundance makes them certain that this goes far beyond the realms of coincidence. If this is a message then four ones would be the most noticeable of all numbers to have appear on a digital clock. The major question is what can be gleaned from this ‘message’. In Colin Wilson’s book, The Occult, his discussion of the Pythagoreans (the first numerologists) we get the first glimmer of a star ting point, “Creation starts with the ‘divine pure unity’, number one, then develops to

the ‘holy four’, and the first four digits beget ten, the sacred number, from which ever ything else springs,” (p251).One and one is also the beginning of the Fibonacci curve, a universal pattern of nature found in everything from conch shells to galaxy spirals. If you multiply 1111 by 1111 you get 1234321, representing a pyramid, and number 11 is a sacred number of the pyramid with the proportions of the great pyramid being of the ratio 7:11. Eleven is also a number harmonious with Pi. Therefore, it seems that number eleven is of central importance in understanding the mathematical infrastructure of the universe. This appearance of an abundance of 11:11 sightings on clocks seems to be about thinking out of your box and letting your mind stretch outside it’s comfor t zone.11:11 does not allow you to forget about the larger questions because it is always popping back into your reality, acting as a catalyst to distract our consciousness away from the sublime and on to something far more challenging. In my own reflexive understanding of this phenomenon, I have taken it to mean the need to find balance in life and avoid becoming too ensconced in the superficiality of our corporate/consumer society. September 11th has created a miasma of evil and has connected the number 11 with much negativity. This, to me, is misplaced, as the choice of date by Bin Laden is probably a cruel joke to reflect the American emergency number.11:11 seems to be the choice before man. Either realize that 1 Muslim is essentially the same as 1 Jew, 1 Christian or 1 Buddhist, so we can either live side by side in harmony, or we can concentrate on the small differences between us and use it as an excuse for conflict. Optimism or pessimism is the choice before us.

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For many years the numbers 11:11 have been mysteriously appearing to people all over the world. Often appearing on digital clocks, the sightings of 11:11 tend to occur during times of heightened awareness, having a most powerful effect on the people involved. This causes a reactivation of our cellular memory banks. There’s a stirring deep inside, a hint of remembrance of something long forgotten. The appearance of 11:11 is also a powerful confirmation that we are on the right track, aligned with our highest Truth. Throughout the years, I have personally encoun-

tered thousands of people all over the world who, have experienced repeated sightings of 11:11. They all want to know what is happening to them and why. What does the 11:11 signify? 11:11 is a pre-encoded trigger placed into our cellular memory banks prior to our descent into matter which, when activated, signifies that our time of completion is near. This refers to the completion of duality. When the 11:11 appears to you, it is your wake-up call. A direct channel opens up between you and the Invisible. When this happens, it is time to reflect on whatever you are doing for a moment and Look Larger. A transfer is in position. You can enter the Greater Reality if you wish, pray or meditate and seed your future and also, you can be seeded by the Invisible. You can ask for help in some specific area of your life or simply listen quietly and receive a revelation. The appearance of 11:11 is an always beneficial act of Divine Intervention telling you that it is time to take a good look around you and see what is really happening. It’s time to pierce the veils of illusion that keep us bound to an unreal world. You have been chosen, because you are ready, to step into the Greater Reality. To lead the way for others into a new way of living, into a Greater Love. To ascend from duality into Oneness. The 1111 is the bridge to our vitality and oneness. It is our pathway into the positive unknown and beyond.

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This can presently be perceived as a crack between two worlds. It is like a bridge which has the inherent potential of linking together two very different spirals of energy. As we unite together as One, bringing together our fragments of the key, we not only create the key, but we make visible the Doorway. Thus this bridge functions as an invisible door or a doorway into the Invisible realm. The 11:11 is the bridge to an entirely different spiral of evolution. The symbol of 11:11 was pre-encoded into our cellular memory banks long ago. Returning our cycle of incarnations upon the Earth. The 11:11 has rested dormantly within us since that faraway position under time-release mechanization, combined with sealed orders which would only open when the 11:11 was fully activated. It has been gently sleeping, awaiting the moment of triggering. And now the 11:11 is finally activated. 11:11 is the pre-encoded trigger and the key to the mysteries of the

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universe and beyond. Some of you have recognized this symbol as something of significance, yet have been unaware of its true meaning. With the advent of digital clocks many years ago, the significance of 11:11 began to make itself felt, often appearing on clocks at times of accelerated awareness. For those of you who have known that 11:11 was something special, we now need you to come forth into positions of leadership. For you are important parts of the key. 11 isn’t just a precursor to danger etc – it’s the whole point! 1+1 = 2 unity, togetherness, peace. September 11 was a tragic event - no-one would question that - but if it leads to people realizing that the only way for this race to survive is togetherness and peace, maybe those deaths will not be in vain.

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