TED WINSLOW The SOUND of Wholeness
Issue 10 August 2016
Editor & Designer Michelle Lightworker email@example.com https://www.lightworkerreflections.com +61433831946
Cover Photo - Big Country Publishing
! s r e k r o w t h g i L y a d y r e v Hey E I love that one of the 12 Principles of the Everyday Lightworker is Wholeness! I mean, imagine a world that only saw brokenness! In this issue, we aim to restore your sight to that which you already are – whole. I was privileged enough to interview the amazing Ted Winslow who inspired me to think about all the places he could apply his wonderful music that encourages our way back to wholeness. Must catch him up on my download! Ted has provided evidence and innovation to the concept of sound therapy and we welcome him as our very first male cover! It’s interesting because I put it ‘out there’ for more men for our magazine and then voila, Ted contacted me. Since then, I have had several men put their hands up to be involved with both the magazine and my radio show. I am very excited that the masculine energy is coming forward into our magazine. I am a huge advocate for equality and I believe that we are all evolving towards a gender-transformed position as we embrace both masculine and feminine energies into us. Another aspect of wholeness! We have a great variety of articles, none are ever boring and we have included some comedy in the mix to give you a laugh with Kirsten MacDonald! We have the delightful Global Award Music Artist Dawn Karima and new contributors: Che' Vyfhuis, Rachel Mason, Gretchen Schutte, Emily Herrick, Joan Derrick, Bec Campbell, and Robyn Lester. An amazing bunch giving us their take on wholeness. I also introduce you to a wonderful tool that I use in the Lightworker Practitioner Training called the ‘WOW’. It’s bee so successful that Psychologists have
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asked if they can use it! I have been off to Bali for my own rest and recreation at the end of July and so I produced 2 magazines in a short time. How did I do it you may ask? Well, each step of the way, I have been asking Spirit for help. And it never ceases to amaze me just how much this one-woman band can accomplish with the support of her wider community! I know this is a labour of love, a calling and as I tell everyone – I can’t NOT do it! So I embrace the call, turn up, do it and know that I am indeed continuing to evolve holistically. Anyone relate? You will notice that we have live links in place. So to receive discounts from our contributers, just click directly on their ads and you will be directed to their website. All articles for October's Edition on ‘Peace’ will be due by 15 August. Email articles to firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome articles in advance for upcoming eidtions. Here’s an upcoming snapshot of the featured principle: 2016 September - Joy October - Peace November - Honesty Dec '16/Jan '17 - Open-mindedness 2017 Feb – Willingness March – Forgiveness April – Discipline May – Unity June – Faith July – Responsibility August - Love September - Wholeness
COVER STORY 4-6 TED WINSLOW: The Sound of Wholeness by Michelle Lightworker
WHOLENESS WISDOM 8 Super Natural Healing Summit by Karen Kulenovic 10 On becoming A Spiritual Giant by Che’ Vyfhuis 12 A Recipe For Wholeness by Rachel Mason 14 Embrace The Journey by Gretchen Schutte
16 Whole Life Choices by Emily Herrick
17 The WOW (Wheel Of Wholeness) by Michelle Lightworker 18 Love Is My Super Power by Dr. Dawn Karima, PhD 20 The Wholeness of Potentiality by Lynn Merrin 22 The Whole Picture of Influential Energy by Joan Derrick 26 The Truth of Wholeness by Bec Campbell 28 Unity by Werner Szendi
29 Dance of Wholeness by Ann Sathiavaani Keightley 30-32 Anger – Wholey Moley! By Kirsten MacDonald 33 Wholeness & The Anxiety Diaries by Amy Young 34-35 The Whole Carer by Robyn Lester
THE PRINCIPLE PROJECT 26 Wholeness with Ivan Beazleigh
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The Sound Of
Wholeness with Michelle Lightworker Photos - c/- Big Country Publishing
You’ve got to love Ted. When I mentioned to him that Lightworker Advocate is all about demystifying the guru and how we present a very real person behind our cover story articles he said, “I wouldn’t know where to begin at being a guru. I play a couple of instruments, I can play a song” This cracked me up. He is so amazing and yet so humble as well. We know he’s not coming from ego. This is about the bigger picture folks. Revolutionising the way music is seen, recorded and its effects is no small feat. Yet Ted takes it in his stride. I didn't realise how little I knew about music until I spoke to Ted Winslow. I discovered that there is a frequency most music is recorded in. Yes, there is a frequency that music is tuned to that affects the actual music that is played. So how does this affect our wholeness? Well apart from the fact Ted is well versed in understanding hertz per second, he has also gone on to investigate how it affects our energy through Biophotonic imaging. There is now technology that can measure how music changes our energetic system – including our chakras. Our chakras can be in or out of alignment through a variety of factors including sleep, food,
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exercise, alcohol, stress and the way we think. Hence why this magazine on the 12 powerful Everyday Lightworker principles exists! Ted has not only recorded his music in such a way that it is helpful to lift our vibration, he has also used this advanced equipment to provide evidence of change and is taking this around the globe to educate us all on just how he does that! So where did this all begin for Ted? “I started playing music in the 6th grade probably, what every child does. My parents didn’t push me but I wanted to play different stuff. So I got into it and it probably didn’t really start for me until I was in college and I was getting my degree in technical engineering. What I really didn’t realise at that time was that my Higher Self was probably trying to get in touch with me and tell me about the frequencies and tell me a little bit about sound healing. I started studying a little bit about sound healing because it seemed so foreign with what the structure of the music and engineering programs really were about. And so it was through my engineering and my music courses that I started to see the frequencies and everything make sense.”
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Ted started to ‘see’ the music’ he was hearing. “It was maths and numbers and intervals and I started seeing shapes in my head. And oddly enough during this time I was also a studio musician, so I was playing Bass Guitar. I was with an original rock band and we were touring around the midWest of United States. Everything was being tuned at 440. As we were done playing at midnight or 11pm or 1am in the morning I noticed that all of a sudden none of us could sleep.” Ted realised that the tuning was all wrong. He had an epiphany.
a lot of them used 432 or 444 hertz. I could play a C chord at 440 and then play a C Chord at 528 and people would say, “I like that 528” because they could hear it. Harmonically it comes together.” After Ted met his wife, he found his calling. “So I finished up at college and joined the corporate world. But while I was doing that I still stayed with music. In 2001, I met my wife who had just had one of her many spiritual journeys with raising consciousness. So here was this word coming into my vocabulary – consciousness. I’d notice that she had been listening to ‘so-called’ healing music that to me just kind of sounded like bad
"I'd noticed she had been listening to 'so-called' healing music that to me just kind of sounded like bad elevator music" “Nobody was calibrating the instruments and I wanted to calibrate them to get different tunings. And no one could really grasp that concept back at that time - that we can tune pianos, key-boards, the guitars and the vocalists can follow the melodies that we had.” There was quite a history around why music was being recorded in 440? “440 hertz is a tuning that you use for what you use A above middle C and basically vibrates at 440 hertz per second. What was interesting was that Joseph Gobels, a German Politician with the Third Reich minister for propaganda, is rumoured to have said that this frequency is of the utmost of importance. He spoke to the British Standard of Institute, which at that same time happened to be the greatest ears in music. So they agree to tune everything to 440. So now we’ve got concert pitch tuning for all the violins, all the pianos and the rest of the orchestra or band being tuned to 440, and it’s now tuning it…to this dissonant frequency. Looking at like Bach and Beethoven they were experimenting with different tunings,
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elevator music.” Ted was prompted by Spirit to head off on a journey to Alaska on his motorbike. “It was about 5000 miles in about 12 days and my guides just started coming in really strong and I could feel the changes that were happening to me.” Thus began his own journey of becoming more tuned into his guides. “A couple of months later we were attending a trade show and there was this guy playing a crystal ball. I had played so many instruments and I’d never heard a crystal ball in all my life. So I’m instantly drawn to this guy. I then knew how I’m going to record the chords. I can hear these frequencies. I’m now seeing and hearing these vibrations outside of what popular music had become. “ So Ted started recording and made Amazon bestseller chart with his music featuring SOUNDSYNCTECH™, a customized brainwave technology developed through binaural beats, c o m p o s i t i o n s , s a c r e d g e o m e t r y,
numerology, tunings, state-of-the art recording technologies, and frequencies to create Theta & Alpha brainwave states. But there’s more to this story…lights, camera, action… “I had gotten introduced to Biophotonic Imaging and I felt they were missing something. And one day I’m in my studio and somebody says that this Russian inventor (Dr Korotkov) is here in town, he’s up at Gaiam. Gaiam (now Gaia) www.gaia.com is a big holistic company. They’ve got their own TV station and they’re not too far from where I’m at in Colorado. And we get this call to meet him. And I’m thinking this is great because here’s a device and that now I can test a human energy field and scientifically show what these frequencies are doing with my music. Dr Korotkov flew one of his
Amazon Top Charts Sound Therapy
Russian engineers out from Saint Petersburg, Russia and we spent the day playing with all these devices and recording them for these PHD’s that were using them.” So there we have it! Another story of how Spirit helps us to awaken to our wholeness – especially through the very powerful vibration of music. Listening to Ted’s music is more than just a sound bath. It is a complete immersion of higher frequencies – that are evidence tested and they are also bypassing our resistance. Like Ted says, “One of the fastest ways to raise our vibration is to listen to my music, because the ego can never resist listening to it”. - Michelle Lightworker
TED WINSLOW www.tedwinslow.com
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Hi I’m Karyn Kulenovic! I want to show you how you can use natural healing methods to create more freedom or joy in your life. Now maybe you’re dealing with stubborn health issues or emotional blocks, or perhaps you’re taking medication but you still don’t feel 100%. For much of my life, I believed the Doctors had all the answers and while modern medicine is useful at times, it is not the ‘be all, end all’ solution. My wake up call came 11 years ago when the side effects of medication nearly cost me my life. Since then, I decided to get smart about natural ways to integrate stress, illness and even past trauma and today I’ve never felt better! True healing is not ONE SIZE FITS ALL! So why not get to the root cause of your issues? Then you can move forward in your life with ease and conPidence. That’s why I have gathered over 21 leading health experts to
show you there are many paths to the real change you desire. You’ll discover new keys to health that can spark your intrinsic powers of mind, body and spirit. Imagine if only one of these interviews gave you the information you need to take your next best step? The Super Natural Healing Summit is a 100% FREE online event. To get access simply click on the ad below and type your name and email to get access. Spend some time with people who can support your vision of total health and wellness. We will deliver daily doses of inspiration, wisdom and actionable strategies to get you started. Please don’t wait for a wake up call to start investing in yourself. Healing doesn’t mean that you are broken, it simply means that you are ready for something better. So SAY YES to making this year your healthiest and happiest one yet. I invite you to join us. I look forward to seeing you there.
with Che' Vy@huis
On Becoming a Spiritual Giant In order to move from ordinariness to extra-‐ ordinariness, where we move from innocence in childhood to spiritual giants in adulthood, we must break the steadiness of an unimaginative life, overcome fear and claim our greatness. I'm not talking about the type of greatness that so many actively seek, where everyone knows y o u r n a m e . I n s p e a k i n g of Spiritual Greatness, I'm also not talking about making lots and lots of money. I'm talking about the type of Spiritual Greatness where you have the con@idence to know that you c a n o v e r c o m e a n y situation...any obstacle course... placed in your life and in your way. I'm tal king about a Spiritual Greatness that allows you to look at any situation you encounter on any given day with the eyes of an elephant to an ant. Day to day, so many things can come against us. But it's our ability to rise above these s i t u a t i o n s . . . s o m e , m e r e annoyances; others, major challenges...that makes us spiritual giants, or little grasshoppers jumping around as if our house always is on @ire. I'm talking about Spiritual Giant-‐hood that allows us to jump over and climb over any person, place or thing placed in our way, trying to stop us from
moving forward to reaching our goals...however little or big those goals might be. Spiritual Greatness does not come from cowardice. Spiritual Giants are not born from cowards, or those seeking to protect the status quo. For us to achieve Spiritual Greatness and become Spiritual Giants: We must grow strong enough spiritual muscle and spiritual b o l d n e s s t o w a l k unencumbered through life, seeing problem people and problem "things" the way a lion views sheep, or the way a giraffe views a turtle. We must be able to walk by these "obstacles" with the con@idence of a lion and stand with the calmness of a giraffe. When we begin to sense that there's more to this ordinary life than responding to those who would try to push us down, or those intent on causing strife in our life and our world, then we are moving more towards a peaceful existence and the discovery of the reasons why we are here on Earth at this time doing what we're called to do. Once we begin to sense that life has a deeper purpose for us than just being here "going along to get along," we are at the start of our spiritual journey.
Becoming A Spiritual Giant Requires Us to Walk Unencumbered Through Life With The Spirit, Joy and Freedom Of A Child And when we're awakened to the startling truth that life is more than the next thing to do, the next right people to meet, the next right job to take, the next high salary to achieve...we have then given our Soul’s permission to launch a full-‐scale disruption to our days and ways. There's really no turning back to an awakening of Truth, seeking a way to emerge through us and within us. There's no being born half way. Truth will @ind a way to push itself out of us. And just like a baby needs nine months of gestation,
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Then, like a child going from babyhood to full maturity, Truth needs time to slowly develop and grow a new way of being and seeing into the world.
energy on such things. You've got work to do! Knowing where you are called and where you should focus will be the greatest challenge of the search. But you're well able. You will @ind unexpected teachers showing up at times when you doubt your ability to go forward or grow forward.
What the Truth that's emerging from you ...and me...needs...is time. We must be patient with ourselves in order for us to be led to Spiritual Greatness... so that we can become the Spiritual Giants we're intended to be.
* Trust. * Go within. * Get past the Fear. * Decide this is the moment and time * Pray * Take the Leap of Faith
If there's a being 'born again,' this is it! It's not that if we were not nice we suddenly become "a nice person." It's not that we care, even to be considered nice. But we're taking a more thoughtful approach to peopleand our interactions with people. We may even begin to push ourselves away from people who no longer seem to @it. We've got a greater mission in life. We may not know where it's
p at i e nt
ourselves in order for us to be led to Spiritual Greatness... leading...but our relationship with this inner self is getting more intimate and stronger. As we begin to change in ways many do not understand, people in our lives may walk away. Let them. This means they were only there for part of your journey. The people who are in your life to support you will remain. As we grow in wisdom, we also may @ind that not everyone smiling in our face deserves to be in our space. Remembering what the Soul knows and why we came back here to do the Soul's work is critically important to our peace and state of well being. Learning our way back to the Soul takes focus and our full Presence to each moment in our lives. In order to get to the other side of emptiness in our lives, we must rid ourselves of behaviors and habits that may have lulled us into the ordinary life. It's extremely tough to give up the daily pleasures that others do so freely and without concern, but the only way to get through the fog that's created when we're separated from our Soul is by stepping boldly forward and literally jumping into a new way of living... when we're called by our Soul to do so. O u r m i n d s m u s t re m a i n u n c l u t te re d a n d unencumbered with the daily nonsense others would have us engage and indulge. Don't waste your
To become a Spiritual Giant: -‐ Remove all doubt from your mind that you deserve the best that life has to offer in terms of Peace, Freedom, Joy and Wisdom. These are the gifts of the Spirit that money can never buy. -‐ Know that the price you pay to get there will not be an easy one. People you once loved may revile you and hate you. But...if you don't give up and make it over to other side...you will know unequivocally that whatever price you paid...was worth it. Although I can't tell you exactly how it will work for you, I can tell you what truly will: 1. Meditation 2. Prayer 3. The Silence 4. Staying Present to your life 5. Releasing those who keep you stuck and/or in chains to them. 6. Realizing...truly...that while life may be eternal your time on Earth is not. 7. Doing what you must do NOW, i.e. always the next right thing. 8. Believing there is a God. 9. Knowing, beyond doubt, that this God loves you, wants the best for you, and ALWAYS goes before you to make your way easy...no matter how trying life may seem. 10. Giving Thanks. Staying Grateful, no matter how things seem. Awaken to Truth. Grow through Truth. Become the Spiritual Giant you were intended to be...@illed with light, laughter, joy, peace...and yes...wisdom. Namaste', Che' Vy@huis http://namastewholistic.blogspot.com.au/
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A RECIPE FOR
WHOLENESS I am 44 and have had a crazy life and it wasn't until just recently that I realised that the concept of wholeness comes from within. Throughout my whole life I've externalised the concept, assuming I can "get whole" by doing as many things as possible. Flitting from one subject or job to the next, waiting for that next "whatever "or "whoever ", it was to complete me. Then just recently, I've realised that a combination of self love, self respect, self acceptance and faith in who you are is the recipe for wholeness. Working from a place of love and light is wholeness... Finding that internal peace amongst the crazy head space chatter is wholeness. I was constantly trying to fill"the void" with meaningless things, constantly asking myself,"why do I feel so dispersed all the time?" I then learnt (am learning) to love myself more and that involved/involves forgiving myself and others that had/have hurt me on my path. Believe me that is a work in progress but it is certainly allowing me to become free from the chains of the past. Accepting who I am and how I am makes me feel whole. Respecting who and how I am makes me whole. Releasing the need to control everything in my life makes me feel whole and of course maintaining the faith that I am who I am and that is more than enough. I still have no idea what I'd like to do when I grow up but I do believe I have found an amazing recipe for wholeness. Maybe it could work for you too?
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with Rachel Mason
August Card Read The current energies are guiding us all to initiate big changes in our lives... Maybe you have been internally and externally decluttering, releasing that which no longer serves you and allowing the new in. Some of you may be starting new projects based on those wonderful new ideas you are having, or even moving house, moving on from a partner or finding the love of your life . All of these changes, that lead to a new chapter in your life, can be a little scary and frightening but don't worry as August is the month to ask for help. Avoid feeling uncomfortable about asking for help, even Superman and Superwomen need help every now and again! You'll be surprised at how many people are actually waiting to help you. Maybe someone has popped into your mind that would be able to help you on your next step of your wonderful journey, maybe it's a group of people who can help you. Maybe it's actually you who could help lots of people, all you have to do is step forward and offer your helpful services. Please pay attention to any new people who are entering your life in August or a chance meeting with someone who could help you as this is all divinely orchestrated.. and please DO NOT BE AFRAID TO ASK.... Happy helpful August. Love, light and sparkles Rachel Mason https://www.facebook.com/RachelsReadings-251397505218034/
Embrace The Journey
with Gretchen Schu?e
Like so many women, I used to move through my days feeling stressed, stretched thin, and unclear on how to priori:ze my own health in my too-‐busy schedule. Life was a growing series of obstacles, and instead of slowing down to take stock, I put the pedal to the metal and paid the price. I was over-‐weight, exhausted, and constantly tense. Then, on a whim, I ventured into a yoga studio looking for some stress relief. Immediately following my ﬁrst session, I felt a beau:ful sense of serenity and centeredness. A few days later, I found myself in another class, and then another. Yoga became a retreat for me: an excuse to unplug, unwind, and ﬁnd peace. As my yoga prac:ce increased in frequency, I began to no:ce wonderful physical transforma:ons. On the mat, I was encouraged to embrace myself, imperfec:ons and all. Just imagine! A space that is free of cri:cism, judgment, and worry. I began cul:va:ng pa:ence and compassion towards myself, which spread outward into all facets of my life, both personally and professionally. 15 years ago, yoga started me on a journey that I never could have imagined and I have learned
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many lessons along the way: 1) There is always .me to incorporate wellness into your life. • Start your day with a posi:ve inten:on. Tape your favourite posi:ve thought to your bathroom mirror and read it while brushing your teeth. • Take :me on Sunday aMernoon to plan and prep healthy meals for the week. My breakfast smoothie is quick to make when I pre-‐measure and bag the frozen fruit. • When all else fails just breath. Pause, take 3 big breaths, and no:ce how you feel. 2) Focus on what you can do, not what you can’t do, yet. • You can’t quite get the bind in a seated twist but you can use the strap to take the bind and work the hands closer together, breath by breath. • Perhaps your goal is to run a 5k but you are s:ll working on your ﬁrst mile. You can cross the ﬁnish line by alterna:ng walking and running intervals.
• You can’t ﬁnd a whole hour to commit to exercise but you can get up from your desk and walk around the oﬃce several :mes a day. Or do some seated yoga at your desk! 3) Embrace the journey. • If you get frustrated with not being at your goal take a moment to reﬂect on how far you have come. Use that as mo:va:on to keep moving forward. • Your path may have its ups and downs but remember that every step you take is a step closer to your goal. • Set goals and work towards them but remember that today is a giM and it should be celebrated. My wellness prac:ce con:nues to grow by taking :me to pause & breathe, focusing on what I can do, and knowing that on this journey it doesn't maXer that I fell down, it only maXers that I get up and try again.
Gretchen Schu?e Yoga & Wellness Advocate www.tulapranayoga.com
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Whole Life Choices with Emily Herrick
I’ve been teaching yoga for three years and practicing for 20. I’ve grown and learned tremendously through my personal practice and through teaching – I’m a firm believer that we never stop growing – but the past year and a half have presented some daunting new challenges that made me more aware than ever of the significance of ‘wholeness.’ First, some background. With one innocent question in March 2014, my husband, Michael, changed the course of our lives. We had been living in East Hampton, NY, happily married for almost six years. Life was very good – and yet, we both sensed it was time for a change. Our community and home were beautiful, but the area was beginning to feel less and less like home. Many small beach homes were being torn down and replaced with huge, impersonal mansions that were rarely used. We craved a sense of community – and we knew something was missing. That something was a feeling of wholeness. We bought a piece of property overlooking Puget Sound on Vashon Island, WA. Six months later, we arrived on the island and began the process of building our dream home while living in many rental homes. We have never looked back, never been happier and never had a regret. It’s been an amazing adventure, and, don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t trade the experience for the world – but I’m very aware of how a lifestyle that emphasizes yoga and meditation are contributing greatly to my ability to remain whole and centered through this tumultuous process. (Not to mention that I’m getting three businesses off
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the ground at the same time!) As someone for whom the concept of a clear, strong, stable home space feels essential to wellbeing, this situation has definitely been challenging. I’m convinced that the ability to remain centered no matter what is going on around you is directly connected to more joy, harmony and happiness – and, most importantly, the ability to remain present – what we are all seeking. In addition to my yoga and meditation practices, I’ve learned about an auric clearing process that has made a huge difference for me. By clearing negative energy blockages, we raise our frequency so that we can feel more confident, certain, connected and have way more energy to do the things we really love doing – in other words, we are more whole. I’m so excited to incorporate this into the yoga work I’m doing! Everyone has challenging situations, and some, of course, are more challenging than others. If we can lean into the situation or circumstance from a place of a lack of resistance and an ability to remain open, whole and living from our highest self, many miracles, large and small, start to become apparent. Stay open – and see the magic that surrounds you everywhere if you are present and whole enough to be aware of it. Emily Herrick email@example.com http://www.emilyherrickyoga.com/
Introducing the..... WOW Wheel Of Wholeness with Michelle Lightworker To not FEEL whole leads to feeling unhealed. A lot of people refer to themselves as damaged, broken and incomplete. This belief around their lack of wholeness actually contributes to attracting situations to them that conPirm their belief. Wholeness does contain the word ‘hole’ which I Pind interesting. Even though there is a hole in it , wh o l e nes s i s st i l l compl ete. Ver y paradoxical. Sometimes we may feel empty. However, we are not. If only love exists, then love is all that is and ever will be. We are an expression of that love. So therefore we are complete. Feeling incomplete doesn’t mean we are incomplete.
Self-‐Love – We love and value ourselves and build our self-‐esteem. We exercise compassion for ourselves and our imperfections. Self-‐Protection – We protect ourselves from others physically & energetically. We, stand in our integrity for what we believe in and we open up to others for connection and intimacy. Self-‐Awareness – We own and express our Spiritual, thinking, feeling and behavioural realities Self-‐Care – We take time to care for ourselves physically, emotionally, mentally and Spiritually.
The Wheel of Wholeness (WOW) is a way of helping us to see and reclaim our own wholeness. We cover this in my second Tra i n i n g M a n u a l o f t h e L i g h t wo r ke r Practitioner Training, “The LightPilled Relationship” in greater detail, however I will share it with you briePly here.
Self-‐Moderation – We moderate ourselves so that we are not too chaotic or too controlling with others and ourselves. We attain balance in our life. We are no longer too serious or out of control.
WOW shows us the components of a happy relationship with ourselves that leads to us feeling whole. In the Lightworker Practitioner Training we build upon the following areas over and over again. You can dePinitely say that the training is a WOWolistic approach!
How does one reconcile helping if the client is already complete? Why teach anyone anything if they are already whole? People who ask for our help are usually at the stage where they are ready to embrace and see their completeness. If we are guided by Spirit to turn up and show them just how complete they are in some way or another, we are just a reminder of who they already are anyway.
Suggestions for Practitioners/Facilitators
There are many levels of illusion along the path back to love. So remember, to trust and open up to where you are guided with your client. Don’t look for holes. Look for wholeness. The solution itself exists in each issue they have. The WOW is a tool that can help direct us to the area of the client’s relationship with themselves that is letting them down in feeling whole. Then Spirit will open the door to assist us in helping restore their vision back to the wholeness. that they already are.
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LOVE IS MY Super Power Dr. Dawn Karima, PhD (for Gil)
Drums thunder in the powwow arena, while tribal dancers swirl in the circle, making a mélange of beads and feathers. My moccasins move in =me with the singers’ low vocables, as I follow the footsteps of my ancestors. As a Global Music Award Winner, a Na=ve American Music Award Winner and Host of my award-‐winning radio show, “A Conversa=on With Dawn Karima”, my days are ﬁlled with exci=ng twists and demanding turns that require spiritual, social, emo=onal and physical wholeness. I desire to infuse my music and media with Love and posi=ve energy. Finding wholeness in my Indigenous heritage helps me to use my giOs and talents to upliO others. Four is a sacred number to many tribes.
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Dr. Dawn Karima is a Native American Music Award Winner for her CD, THE DESIRE OF NATIONS, a Global Music Award Winner and an Indigenous Artist Activist Award Winner! An Indigenous Music Award nominee for her CD, THE STARS OF HEAVEN and for her radio talk show, A CONVERSATION WITH DAWN KARIMA, she is also the author of a new poetry book, SINGING OF THE STARS and the Co-author of CHILDREN LEARN WHAT THEY READ, a book about spirituality in children’s literature. .Dr Karima is the author of two novels: THE WAY WE MAKE SENSE, a Finalist for the Native American First Book Award, and THE MARRIAGE OF SAINTS, a volume in University of Oklahoma's American Indian Studies Series and a Finalist for the New Mexico Book Award.This Mvskoke/ Echota Shellshaker, Women's Traditional Southern Cloth powwow dancer, Jingle Dress Dancer, Indigenous Theologian, Filmmaker and Journalist is a graduate of Harvard University, who holds an MFA in Creative Writing from The Ohio State University and a Ph.D. conducted at University of Kentucky/Trinity Seminary. Her home is the Qualla Boundary Reservation. A prominent Speaker, Educator, Artist and Consultant, she is available to hire for speaking engagements, presentations, media making, academic instruction, concerts, performances, storytelling and cultural education at http:// www.reverbnation.com/dawnkarima
Prayer, Songs, Dances and Community are four energizing elements in Na=ve American Powwows, in my own tribe’s Stomp Dances a n d i n I n d i g e n o u s C e r e m o n i e s . Balancing my career as a Broadcaster, Ar=st, Educator and Author with par=cipa=on in Indigenous spiritual paths magniﬁes my Higher Self above my emo=onal self. Smudging with sage and cedar, dancing to drumbeats, shaking turtle shells in stomp dance, praying, fas=ng and singing with my tribal community helps to cleanse my soul and create clarity in my mind. Such clarity and peace is vital to my crea=vity, especially since my heart’s desire is to make music and media that educates, enlightens and ediﬁes my audience.
In my Kindle book, WHAT TO DO IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO, I oﬀer guidance about ﬁnding wholeness. Imagine that I decide to show you the Na=ve American Reserva=on that is my home. We’ll hike to see if we can see a bear cub and we’ll stop to see the majes=c mountain views. Maybe we’ll go into the hills and hollers and ﬁnd a li\le church, so we can enjoy some good country singing. Pretend you’re following me. I’m leading the way and all of a sudden, you think, “Hey, what does she know? Why am I following her? My car is just as good as hers. I’m just as good a driver as she is, so why am I following her around?” So, you strike out on your own.How long will it be before you ﬁnd yourself lost? Yet, ge^ng lost is completely unnecessary, since if you just followed me you would have ended up at a deligh_ul des=na=on. Well, guess what? It’s that way spiritually, too.
mental help and help from other people. That’s what tribal culture is meant to do, to provide us with a guide to bring us back into balance and restore our joy. Our ceremonial songs, dances and prayers provide valuable vibra=ons that inspire me to write songs, author books, speak mo=va=onally and help o t h e r s w h o a r e e n d u r i n g d i ﬃ c u l t circumstances. Each =me I reconnect with my tribal tradi=ons, I remember that Love is my ﬁrst language.
Some=mes, when we take oﬀ on our own and decide to go our own way, we end up needing spiritual help, emo=onal help,
WHAT TO DO IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO (Kindle Book): https://www.amazon.ca/WHAT-YOUDONT-KNOW-Suggestions-ebook/dp/B01D2OK4TM
LINKS: A CONVERSATION WITH DAWN KARIMA (radio show): http://www.talktainmentradio.com/shows/ conversationwithdawnkarima.html THE DESIRE OF NATIONS (CD): www.cdbaby.com/honeydawnkarima THE STARS OF HEAVEN (CD): www.cdbaby.com/dawnkarima
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The Wholeness of Potentiality with Lynn Merrin The definition of wholeness is the concept that we contain all potentials -potentials for any action, thought, or energy tone (e.g., emotion or feeling). While we might not express the potentials in any particular manner, we know that they are within us. These "potentials" are the archetypes, which are aspects of spirit (i.e., life). To me, all is whole, there is wholeness in all that is. The universes and all living things. We are not physical beings, we are a combination of the energy of mental, emotional and spiritual energy in a physical form. As a counsellor, I view my clients wholistically and encourage them to view themselves and their lives accordingly. I believe that it is important to be whole. It took me many years to accept the concept of the whole of the universe being reflected in every cell, in every grain of sand, but it finally made sense and answers a lot of unanswered questions. Microcosm macrocosm. I had a better understanding of energy, how it works and affects us, our planet and all life. Our body needs to be viewed with wholeness in our physicality. To stretch and move and to use quality nutrition to serve our body, positive thoughts and quality information to feed our mind, positive feelings to support our emotions and positive words to create our reality. We can replace negative habits with positive habits daily and serve our needs on every level to be whole and experience wholeness. The choice is
ours in personal responsibility. There will always be challenges to come back to that point of balance and take control of our wholeness and balance. It has taken me many years, many books, seminars and workshops to realise my need for wholeness in my life and to maintain that balance. It is a daily exercise and awareness to come back to that state of equilibrium. When I personally feel out of balance in any area of my life, I use a simple meditation to reconnect, ground myself, balance and clear my energy to feel centred and in control of my world. I choose wholeness in my food, choosing colours, textures, nutrients, vitamin, mineral, enzyme, amino acid balance and of course hydration to support the renewal of my cells. I stretch and use a vibration platform to stimulate my circulatory system and have a Chinese de-tox treatment monthly, to combat the environmental toxins we face in our modern world. Wholeness also is represented in my choice to balance my work as a counsellor, teacher and author with my leisure time and expressing my creativity in my writing and sketching. We are all units of the whole, all a part of the family of man, custodians of this beautiful planet and the only threat we have to our wholeness is the separateness that divides us from each other and the truth of who we are. hXp://www.lynnmerrinspiritguide.com/
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The Whole Picture of Influential Energy with Joan Derrick
Why do we feel there are forces controlling our lives, over which we have no control? Well there is good news and bad news. The good/bad news is that there are invisible forces shaping our lives, unknown to us. The really good news is that we can control and create the lives we desire, once we understand what the invisible forces are, and how to work with them.
What are these forces? • At conception a spark of energy goes out into the field of infinite possibilities; the ether that surrounds us which stretches to infinity, which we will name the Divine Matrix. At day 14 this spark of energy returns to the embryo and brings with it the ‘mind’; our higher consciousness; our subconscious and our consciousness. The mind is not the brain; it is an electromagnetic field, which is the software that runs our lives. • The higher consciousness is our connection to the Divine Matrix and brings us intuition, guidance and protection. It sees the big picture of your life and ensures that your goals are both safe and appropriate in the context of your life purpose. It is nonlinear with unlimited speed and capacity, processing an infinite number of things instantly. It is not time bound. •
The subconscious mind is timeless,
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operating only in the present moment. It thinks literally - all that enters is truth. It is habitual, monitoring the operation of the body such as respiration, circulation and digestion without us having to be aware of this happening. The bodily functions are pre-programmed at the time the spark returns at day 14, where it proceeds to create the baby and ensues the repair and maintenance of the body throughout its life. It has an expanded speed (Averages 40 million bits per sec), and capacity. It holds long term memory of past experiences, attitudes, values and beliefs. It process es thousands of events simultaneously, 24/7. The subconscious mind is also programmed by us and for us; sometimes we consciously do so, when we learn to walk, talk, feed ourselves, and play games. Others also program it unknowingly through words, actions body language and inference. Most of the programming is absorbed during the first 7 years of life. • The conscious mind is time bound to the past and future and is very limited in its speed (40 bits per sec) and processing capacity, with short-term memory of approx. 20 seconds. It is the centre of free will and can evaluate the past and plan for the future. It thinks abstractly, and can determine what is true and what is not, however it is not fully developed to do so until after the age of 7 years.
How does this influence our lives? • Because the conscious mind is limited in it’s speed and processing capacity and is mostly focused in the past or future, 95% of our lives are run automatically by our higher conscious and sub-conscious minds, without our knowledge or awareness. It does this in the following way, apart from automatically running the software of our body functions. • In the womb, and for the first 7 years we are like sponges, soaking up every experience we can into our sub-conscious mind, forming groundwork for running the rest of our life. We take in everything as truth, regardless of whether this is so or not. • We experience pleasant and unpleasant events that, if experienced often and with high emotion, create within our subconscious mind a perception of how life is; which in turn creates the belief that we hold regarding life. • These beliefs determine our thoughts and emotions regarding our life experiences.
• The thoughts and emotions create the vibration of the energy wave that emanates from our mind • The vibration determines the ‘channel’ on which we transmit, and in turn receive, from the Divine Matrix; and from everyone within the sphere of our energy field. • This feedback reinforce the perceptions and beliefs we hold regarding life; we may hold misperceptions which were unwittingly programmed in during the formative years that lead us to believe that life is tough, we are not worthy; we are dumb or unable to achieve what we know deep within, is possible. • These misperceptions may become limiting beliefs creating disharmony within ourselves, which radiates out into the field around us. • The limiting beliefs create all kinds of problems for us, including a lack of selfesteem, self worth and self-confidence, leading to a life that is not joyful, contented or fulfilling.
Example: Johnny is 4 years old. Mum and Dad are having friends over for a Barbeque in the evening. Mum is busy preparing food and cleaning house. She has asked Dad to mow the lawn and make the yard tidy. Dad had other things he felt were more important and is not in a good frame of mind; always when one feels this way, it seems everything goes wrong. The mower refused to start and frustration is the name of the game. Tools are set out to work on the problem. Daddy is Johnny’s hero and he is right there by his side. Dad’s frustration mounts even higher, and anger seeps into the scene. He asks Johnny to hand him a spanner, and Johnny responds with a screwdriver; he does not know the names of any of them and just grabbed the Iirst one he saw. Anger and frustration spill over. Dad shouts with high emotion, “Get out of my way, you stupid child. Don’t you know the difference between a spanner and a screwdriver?” Johnny is shattered by the words and emotion of his Dad, and runs sobbing into his Mum. Now we have 2 ways this scene can evolve. (see next page)
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Scene 1: Mum is very perceptive to his needs and emotions; she folds him in her arms, comforts and reassures him that Daddy did not mean to upset him. Daddy is just in a hurry and is frustrated that things are not running smoothly. She will include him in her activities and make him feel wanted and loved. Scene No 2: Mum is preoccupied with her agenda, and is feeling pressure to get things done to Iit into her schedule. When Johnny runs in sobbing she dismisses him and shouts to him. “Just get over it,” before turning her back on him to go on with her chores. This reinforces within his sub-‐conscious that he is a nuisance; he is unwanted and unloved. He need never try to Iix anything because he is stupid and does not know the difference between a spanner and a screwdriver. His conscious mind in not developed enough to tell him that this is not true, and his sub-‐conscious mind, without the rebuttal from an adult, will accept those words as true. Johnny’s perception may create limiting beliefs formed by this experience that will affect his way of seeing life, especially if these limiting beliefs are reinforced over and over again. If it is a ‘one-‐off’ experience it will stay in the memory, but its effect will vary depending on what other experiences he has in those early years.
Now that you understand how beliefs, programmed unwittingly, determine the life you live, do you feel confident in creating the life you desire? As a therapist in the field of Energy Psychology, I am able to assure people that all misperceptions and limiting beliefs can be re-programmed to realign our lives to be what we want. This is as easy as installing an outdated program on your computer with and update, and clicking save. Joan Derrick, Author The Spiritual Heritage for Children Series Ph. 0427667251
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with Bec Campbell
In Truth of Wholeness What does it mean to be whole?
This question crossed my desk this week and made me think... What does being whole truly mean?
Someone once asked me that if when my family was away from me (in the physical), did I love them any less. "NO", I had replied, "most certainly not". They are in my heart and I lovingly love them no matter how near or far they may be.
Whole, by definition is - All of; Complete. I know that for myself, for many years I searched for happiness and wholeness in some of the most unlikely and undesirable places. (Unhealthy relationships,crappy jobs etc). Whilst I have no regrets for the decisions in my past , I can say that the whole way through (until recent times) I was searching. Searching for something or someone to complete me. Whether it be happiness in work, in life or in love, we all have at times wished and searched for that something 'more'. That something 'extra' that would come into our life and make us feel better. That something fabulous and that something wonderful. Something magical to sweep us off our feet... From experience I know that MAGIC is an illusion. What you see and (as oppose to) what may actually be there are two entirely different things. What if I was to tell you that all you would ever need lays within you ? Happiness. Wealth. Love. All of it ... Right there within you and always has been ! Would you believe it ? Or would you question it like everything else in your life ? The key to being whole IS simply acceptance of one's self. I know this theory has been thrown about for centuries - before the beginning of time I suspect. It's nothing new really! Yet it is so
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So why then as a general entity do we hold expectations towards our loved ones ? To be home at a certain time? To do certain things or to act a certain way? Why do we behave like this ? Why do we fear that we love them more than they love us ? Isn't love just love ? On my journey I couldn't help but ask myself what is the driving force that underlines all else ? Where does desire want and need come from? A baby certainly isn't born with such things! Conditioning I believe to be the answer. What we learn from one another is what teaches us. If we fear, we can be controlled! What is fear then? Fear by definition is - unpleasant emotion caused by the threat of danger, pain, or harm. There you have it! It's an emotion. The definition of emotion - A strong feeling deriving from one's circumstances, mood, or relationships with others. So essentially according to this, fear (in definition ) seems to be a emotion created from external relationships with others. Interesting! So based on this definition the hypothesis would perhaps be that social conditioning creates a false sense of fear? That it potentially creates a detachment from core self whilst creating an attachment/need to seek
externally for acceptance and well being.
had hoped it would be.
All we need, all we seek - the answers lay within each and every one of us! For me, I dug deep on this lesson and I learnt the hard way. The dark night of the soul is not a journey for the light hearted however it is a journey well worth taking. Why? Because I now know me. The real me. The me that is a pure reflection of divine love. The real me that is complete in self.
Expectation does this to us not love! If expectation is removed and we " detach" from the outcome, what we have left at the root at the core is unconditional love. Pure intent - not one bred from expectation and gain!
I have no need to search for it in another, to be in a relationship to find and feel complete. I found it all within me. Unconditional love Creator love - Divinity - all of it. This is, by my definition what it feels like to be whole. To know that each soul is born of pure intent. Each one of us bleeds the same. Feels the same pain. Grieves that pain just the same as the next person. None of us are better than the other. We are all just parts in a bigger picture. Wholeness is being your own reason for getting up every morning. Your own reason for that huge smile upon your face. Being whole is doing what you love so much that it isn't work at all! Being whole is accepting and loving yourself so much that you don't NEED another to make you feel loved wanted and complete. Being whole is being able to look in the mirror and be totally ok with what you see back in the reflection. Being whole is being in a relationship with another and loving them without condition. No expectations. Just love! I known the gut wrenching disappointment that like an arrow hits a hearts and shatters it when something doesn't work out the way we
When you are whole within self you are empowered. You are fluid and you are in control. All that you need, everything it truly does lay within YOU, within us! You are ok to be alone - the reality is we are all connected anyhow. "All hearts beat as one ". This lesson took me a long time to understand and an even longer to learn. Being truthful to self is the start. The rest, well that's different for everyone. I do know that abundance comes in many shapes and sizes. Next time you catch yourself wishing to be a millionaire ... Ask yourself how much you would take as a trade for those that you do love! Would you sell one of your children for a million dollars ? ( being serious ) the answer ( I am sure ) would be no. In fact, there are many types of millionaires around this world and money is simply a bunch of numbers on a computer screen that creates choice. So when all said and done my answer is simple. Whole is the completeness of self within self and the ability to love without condition or expectation. https://www.facebook.com/IYES-WIDE-OPENBec-Campbell-809658815810192/ https://www.facebook.com/ beccampbellpsychicmedium/
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Unity by Werner Szendi (2013, acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 cm) We are all one. We are all connected. God Christians "Father" Muslims "Allah" Hindus "Vishnu" Buddhists "Buddha" Jews "Lord" By whatever name, God is in every mineral, every plant, every animal and every human being. Anything negative we do to others harms us
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all in reality. We must recognize this and choose to unite our diversities with positivism, tolerance, and love. It is only then that we can embrace with solidarity and unite by way of a mutual understanding of the need for peace, harmony, and unconditional love. Only then can we live, love, and laugh... together as one world.
Dance of Wholeness What someone sees as trash another sees it as a treasure. What someone sees as just a weed another sees it as a flower What someone sees as their disappointment another sees it as happiness What someone sees as hard rocky road another sees as a gentle road What someone see's all in the most negative of ways cannot see true beauty
A Lotus grows from muddy waters and soil of the earth and doesn’t ask for much for she is WHOLENES. The sun, air, water, earth all want to be with her to shine the light on as she forges up and up and she never gives up and dances patiently and shows her WHOLENESS.... for the footprints of her life shows she was always whole within herself……. Ann Sathiavaani Keightley
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Disclaimer: Intricate Article about Getting Cross, there’s the S word and the BS word in it. I’m not normally a potty mouth but…
wholey moley! with Kirsten MacDonald
Anger. It’s an interesting bedmate. It’s an intricate bad tempered bastard that can be hard to handle. Feeling angry for me is like catching the Ilu. I know I have it, I don’t want it, it doesn’t feel very nice and I do my best to get rid of it as quickly as possible. Some of my closer friends call me Positive Polly, it started as loving sarcasm, but it generally rings true. I just don’t get angry very often. I’d like to think I’ve a logical brain that is able to compartmentalize appropriately. I try okay?
Then there’s the calm anger. This is the one that makes my family particularly nervous. Apparently my eyebrow develops a will of its own, shooting upwards in a northerly fashion. It’s a subconscious action that signals a smidge of discontent may be brewing. I inherited it, my daughter does it, my sister does it, as does my mother. So if you ever catch an O’Donnell woman with a raised eyebrow smashing a shitload of eggs I strongly advise you call the FEDS or Chuck Norris. Its Motley.
I do a great job of pushing anger away. At least I thought I did. Realistically this translates into brilliant suppression like a prison in lock down until it erupts 2 months later into either a spectacular verbal spray aimed at the person who has upset the apple cart (this has only happened a couple of times in my life) or a bedazzling Ilood of tears that make me look like a deranged clown that’s overdone the drag queen mascara, or then of course there is the Egg Smashing Technique, or what we call Doing the Egg.
As a child I unfortunately witnessed how d e s t r u c t ive a n g e r c o u l d b e wh e n misdirected and inIlicted upon others. So I was conditioned to think that anger was bad, a negative emotion that wrecked havoc on everyone it touched.
“Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.” ― Ambrose Bierce Top Tough Titties Tip and for Girls That Wear Their Big Knickers: if you are feeling very cross; smashing eggs at a brick wall whilst yelling in a somewhat primal way is incredibly liberating and an effective safe way to relieve anger. Swearing obscenely like a dirty old Pirate with a mangy parrot on his shoulder as you throw feels good too. It’s a thing. I think I’ve mentioned it before.
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I now know that anger is a natural human emotion, it needs to be directed in a healthy manner, channeled and harnessed with a mighty Iinesse, transmuting it into a force that would make Yoda blush with pleasure…you get the drift. I am learning. We all are. But it happens. I actually wish I could swear in a cool language, like German or Dutch, it just sounds more intense and real. Seriously; here’s an exercise: close your eyes, screw up your nose and in your deepest spittiest voice yell this out: "Fahren Sie den schmutzigen Mund" That just means shut your dirty mouth in German but it sounds Iilth doesn’t it? So other than wishing for European language lessons and practicing Zen all was well in my world this past month or so. I was in some sweet denial about the health status, I had a holiday break with my childhood girlfriends on a tropical island…it was all going surprisingly superIluous. Until I got a bit peeved.
Recently we were ripped off quite a bit of money. A real dodgy. My philanthropic inner being knew that this money which went into the many thousands could have bought enough food for the local homeless shelter to last them 6 months. It also affected another family member, a family member that has been doing it tough and this money would have really helped them, so you can imagine losing so much was a hard path to walk. This money could have been utilised in positive ways. I also wanted to send my child to an amazing super camp, did I mention there are villages that need schools? There are communities that need nurses…you catch my drift. But it did not. It went into someone’s pocket it shouldn’t have. So then I did what all good placid people do. I swallowed the anger. The anger went so deep I couldn’t even feel a tickle. I practiced loving kindness, released the anger in a positive way, sent the person who had done me wrong love. But really, what I did was swallow it thick and chunky. Gone. Like Gappetto in the Whale’s belly. Deep. Until I went to the Post OfIice a few days later. We shall call this the Cardigan Incident. A simple cardigan. A nice white cable number, knee length. Nice mother of pearl oversized buttons. That’s what I was wearing this day. On this day, my house was in disarray. I had a migraine the day before that left me with a residue look of a hound and I was getting a bit of attitude from the shorter contingents of the household. The dog had also managed to pee on the rug under my writing desk. Forget the whole Possibly Dying THING; have you ever smelled day old Schnoodle pee? AND I had an ingrown toenail. Now I am the last person to get all FIRST WORLD MARGERY on you, but let us just say I was on edge.
Now I’ve got a heap of parcels to get to the Post OfIice before 4.00pm. Its 3.55. I pull into a park, dodging all the people that CLEARLY don’t have their license and I am standing in line, pufIing, trying to sort of stand on my left foot because of the toenail. Then I realize I am pufIing and practice my mindfulness. Deep breathes in. I am holding 4 heavy box/satchel-‐ thingys, eyes closed, doing some inner mantra mumbling. Then I get this vibe. You know the vibe when you know someone is looking at you? I open an eye; the lady in front of me has side turned and is looking at me strangely. We are standing very close to each other. This makes me feel uncomfortable, I have personal space issues unless its someone I love. She has the look of a person who knows what her neighbor’s gas bill is and has a theory about dogs sleeping inside. Judgey. It’s a judgey busy body Esme Watson look. I’m not being unkind, I am just trying to be honest on my vibe at that moment. She Ilicks her hand in an odd gesture in the direction of my Cardigan, smirks and says, “Your jacket’s on inside out”. PAUSE Do I smile and say, "OH THANKS FOR THAT?" Nope. No. I say in my most polite tight lipped nice voice, (like Poppins on the edge people) “No, it’s an exposed seam cardigan, but thanks.” She creases her eyebrows. I internally can’t believe it. She’s going to do it. She’s calls Bullshit. She calls it big time. She couldn’t just leave me alone. She looked at me with a bigger sardonic smirk and says, “Really? Then what’s that then?” She points aggressively in a downward pointing action, towards my person. I look down. There. Right there. Hanging out like a sail in the wind. A metre long Wash tag saying : EXTRA LARGE, COLD HANDWASH ONLY, MADE IN INDIA.
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When in the heck did clothing companies stop making NORMAL SIZE TAGS? Stretching nearly a meter long was this stupid bloody wash advice tag. WTH? You know the ones. The big mega long humiliating ones that call your bullshit. Do I go into automatic arrogant kamikatze shit-‐storm mode? Did Polly crack em? I went bright red, my teeth grinded so hard I thought I would chip a tooth. You could hear the Spaghetti Western GunIight theme song. I said “Yup, that’s my tag”. Lets make this clear: The referential integrity between two people is complex. Really complex. Like a mathematical algorithm complex. You think that the feelings you have will match the feelings of another person and the value to which you apply it will not be in error and will be mirrored fantastically back towards you. The logical implication between the dependencies is undecidable by reduction from the problem. YUP. This is how tricksy I Iind Humans and I Iind anger. Abort Mission, Abandon ship. Get the Iiretruck outta here. I went home. I threw some eggs. All was well again. The moral to the story?
1. Sometimes its better to have Iirst wo rl d p ro b l e m s t h a n dy i n g o n e s . Sometimes they just feel worse. This is a fact. 2. Don’t call a frazzled person’s BS. Its dangerous. It can go either way. 3. ALWAYS check your clothing before venturing. 4. If its cold outside, get the dog a jumper. Otherwise he will pee on the rug. Some people will judge this. It’s a fact. 5. Learn how to deal with your anger and release it in a healthy effective way, sending it down the river of love wrapped in silken butterIly wings and rainbow blessings ain’t gonna cut it. 6. When something in your gut tells you a person should be avoided and don’t give them your money, unless you are paying for their food you’ve already eaten, don’t do it. Always trust your instincts, especially when it comes to real estate! 7. Don’t start throwing eggs when the man has come to Iix the neighbours fence. He will not know what you are doing, especially the loud swearing part. He might call the police. Just saying. 8. There’s no such thing as an exposed seam cardigan. Its not a thing. Its just not. 9. ELSA : Fahren Sie den schmutzigen Mund 10.
#TYTP-‐ Trim your tags People
Peace, love and always good vibes to you beautiful peeps. Xx Kirsten http://www.ponderingsoIkirsten.com/
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WHOLENESS & THE ANXIETY DIARIES The Principle of Wholeness is one of my favourite principles so I am very excited to write about this for the Anxiety Diaries. My understanding of wholeness is to accept all parts of myself knowing that the good parts, and the not so good parts, are all parts that make up - me. When I choose to acknowledge all these parts, I am practicing wholeness. Seeing myself as one whole being that is connected to everything within and outside my physical self is realizing that I am complete. I am whole. So how do we feel whole when we are feeling anxious? Choose to see anxiety as one of those parts. Just like happiness, sadness, anger, envy, masculine, feminine and the many other important parts of ourselves. All parts whether physical or nonphysical are all important and anxiety is one of them. Last month I wrote about how I gave my anxiety a voice so that I could talk to it as I would a person. I was able to understand that anxiety was in my life for a reason. It told me it was a reminder. A reminder to look after myself energetically, physically, mentally and more importantly – lovingly. All the things I had stopped doing so that I could please others whilst following some very old belief patterns. Anxiety was the wake up call. It was the part of me jumping up and down, waving its hands in the air trying to get my
With Amy Young
attention. The more I ignored it, the louder it became. So loud to the point it made me feel too scared to even leave the house. Definitely not the experience I wanted to have at the time, but now I understand why it was so important that it did. I could finally change my belief patterns to those I choose and move forward with love. If you are feeling anxious try this wholeness exercise that helped me. Feel your anxiety and where it is in your physical body. Maybe it's your chest, throat, stomach or head. Just feel where it is. Once you have worked this out put your hands on this part and acknowledge it as being there. Then start to think about the other parts of your body and where other feelings may live, sadness, anger, happiness, love, joy, peace. Acknowledge that these are all parts of you just like anxiety is. All your feelings, emotions, memories, thoughts are all parts that make up YOU! I like to start with anxiety, anger, sadness but move up to and end with all the good parts so that you are left feeling more at peace. You can even embrace the physical parts of your body that you love like your eyes, lips, skin, heart, hands, fingers etc. These are also parts of you and deserve acknowledgement too. Finish with thanking all parts of yourself and how they all make up your being. How they all make you whole! This exercise is a great way to practice wholeness and incorporate it daily if you feel you need a gentle reminder when anxiety pops up. By acknowledging that anxiety is just one of the many parts of our being I begin to feel at ease knowing that it is exactly just that, another amazing part of my myself! For more information and tips for managing anxiety visit www.anxietydiaries.com.au or join us on Facebook and share your tips with us!
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The Whole Carer with Robyn Lester Many of us have or are carers for someone. And those that are not, this article is also for you - the carer of Self. The carer role can take place in many ways and in many contexts. You may be the carer or have cared for a relative, children, or professionally in the helping and education sectors. In my experience I often heard people say don’t forget to say, “take care of yourself” which makes me wonder - is that comment truly caring, or a throwaway line for those who don’t really know what to say? Or perhaps don’t have time to listen? If unsure how to respond to a carer’s situation, it is most helpful to simply listen without judgement. I felt that whenever this was said - it often felt invalidating or even condescending at times especially when that was the only thing said. And the overriding feeling for an exhausted carer, is often a lack of time to actually do these wonderful self caring activities that others suggest. And then practical issues can arise of leaving the person in the care of others when a care role is complex, makes “take care of yourself” very challenging indeed! We all know how it feels when having to explain a job to be done to a new person. It can take more time and energy, than actually getting it done yourself! We’re told to ‘delegate’, but even that process can take up a lot of time! Even actually choosing the right person to take over a carer’s role can take up a lot of time. Then often comes the anxiety of ‘have I left my loved one with the right person?’ and so on. So carers will often stop talking about their situation or feelings with anyone - which is really not for anyone’s benefit, including society. And results in further isolation and mental and spiritual well-being problems. As a nurse for decades and my life experience as a psychic medium, I’ve contemplated these questions often. I perceive caring in all it’s dimensions - practically and spiritually. I’ve been and still am a parent and carer of a terminal person and also facing - as many in our society how to best care for elderly parents. When I received well-meaning comments such as “take care of yourself” - these words made me really ponder about what taking care of ourselves really means for us as an individual, as well as when in a ‘caring’ role. I wanted to share with other carers
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some important insights I’ve learnt from both my personal experience and from the countless stories of others, in the hope that you or someone you know who is a carer, will look after their health and well being - which is without a doubt our most precious gift! Carers often feel a myriad of emotions such as guilt, resentment and anger, often caused by relentless exhaustion. Mental and physical health problems can easily take hold and become ‘burnout’ if the stress goes on long enough without self-care. Our immunity can become compromised and relationships can be hurt or lost. Most importantly, we cannot afford to hurt the relationship we have with ourself! When we make a commitment to put ourselves first or equal with those we care for, true harmony between souls can more easily occur and we feel lighter and more able to respond to all aspects of our lives with a fresher perspective. We benefit and energetically - almost magically - and so do those around us! What are simple ways we can do this, when one feels so ‘time-poor’ and there seems never enough time for ourselves? One way can be to make one simple decision every day to honour yourself and decide to feel you are growing in your own life and moving towards a more content state of being. One step at a time. One decision at a time. Mindfully recognising the need to honour your own journey every step of the way and it will then become a pattern in your daily life. You may decide to simply take a walk as one of your daily decisions - and with that, decide to really notice and smell the foliage and flowers much more than you usually do. You may decide to smile every day as much as you can, or laugh everyday and seek out the comical or become one yourself! I’m sure we have all experienced the change in atmosphere with a simple lighthearted response, smile or joke in an otherwise tense environment! Setting small achievable and enjoyable goals, is a great way to start this way of reclaiming your mind, body and soul. And keeping those goals consistent. We can do so much without it costing us a cent! On a social level, you may decide you will call at least one friend once a week or organise an
achievable outing. Or you may decide to change a habit or pattern that is draining your ‘me’ time such as allowing others to take up your time with their problems, gossip or dramas. You may decide to attract really positive friendships and people around you who support your goals and you. Another way can be to limit internet, social media and phone usage - and balance it with other activities. Learning to say ‘no’ assertively without guilt, is a really important skill for anyone to learn too! I have found that asking myself “what is right for me in this situation?” is always helpful, when I feel ‘put on the spot’ I may choose to say “can I call you back in 10 mins?” before committing as another example, thus prioritising what is best for me in the situation. You may decide to get paid housework or respite and help with your carer role or start a course in a topic of interest. There are so many low cost online short courses on offer these days. And being really mindful of the quality of your thinking and either seeing a therapist who understands the needs of carers, or reading positive self-help literature. Just wandering through favourite bookstore can be be really uplifting. If you are having trouble coping or you or others feel you are depressed, then seeing relevant professionals is crucial towards your goals of self-care. It is also important to address the loneliness and isolation that carers can experience, and looking at support groups for carers is also a great way to begin addressing issues of isolation. Learn to reach out to those who will understand! To acknowledge that we aren't ‘indispensable’ to anyone can be very empowering - that by taking time out for ourselves in a balanced way, we also allow the other person permission to explore their inner or outer worlds as well with fresh perspectives learnt from meeting other people or
discovering and rediscovering themselves in a new way. I have witnessed on many occasions when some people being cared for are nowhere near as dependent when their carer isn't around! I’m sure many a parent would agree with this too! It isn't noble or caring to neglect yourself or allow your health to suffer to the point of carer burnout. Learn to ask for help or even call a help-line you’d be surprised how helpful just gaining other insights can be. We all need that sense of life purpose to shine, and by enriching ourselves wherever possible we become happier and more fulfilled. We also become role models for our children and the people we care for who also miraculously seem to be happier too when you are! Why? because contentment is contagious. Thought is energy, and when we are feeling good about ourselves, there is a natural flow on effect to others. So ironically, our caring ability and energy actually increases without effort! We can acknowledge and experience the joys of caring more meaningfully - actually receiving self healing by the change in our thinking and feeling and flow on reciprocal responses from those we care for. Dependency is not love. Love is allowing ourselves and others to grow interdependently. Still needing each other, but also needing 'You' time. There are no winners in sacrificing ones health and wellbeing for the sake of another. Building our sense of purpose and satisfaction by caring in a balanced way is rewarding. It is not, as many mistakenly believe, selfish to put your needs first. It is important to practice balanced decisions with a mindful approach of when and how to do so. So my hope is you will start a journal for goal setting and keep a daily record. You know, from the purity of your soul and deepest needs, you can do it! We can make excuse after excuse, but at the end of the day, only you can decide to honour yourself. With love for yourself, the entire world benefits. Waking up each day with the positive intention of ‘what decision and action today will make me feel alive and happy?’ and following through on this, will change your world and that of others. By striving to self-actualise, we connect and honour our higher selves. To honour and nurture ourselves to be the best we can be, is to be truly whole, and that is truly Divine. Robyn Lester is a Melbourne Australia based Psychic Medium with a career background in general and mental health nursing, education,
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The Principle Project:
4. If this principle was a colour, what colour would it be? Blue popped straight into my mind.
5. If this principle was a taste, what would it be? Besides Yummy, I would say sweet. 6. If this principle was a smell, what would it be? I feel it would be like a frangipani, the smell gives me feeling of completeness.
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7. If you could sing this principle, what would it sound like? A song or tone? To me like a deep tone a monk chants
1. Why is this principle important in your life? Without Wholeness you can easily go around feeling like everyone is against you and feel empty. 2. Whatâ€™s your best experience with this principle changing your life? Feeling like I am so connected with others that the time flew by while we spent around 5 hours just being us and not expecting anything from anyone or seeing that we were separate. Opened me up so much not even sure if it affected anyone else in the same way. 3. How is this principle a feeling to you? How do you know you or others are practicing this principle? I feel so full of energy and everything feels so alive around me, The more I feel into it the more I feel connected to absolutely everything.
8. If this principle was a shape, what shape would it be? Cube 9. If this principle was an animal what would animal would it be? Tiger, powerful and yet soft looking. 10. What spiritual guides help you with or symbolise the energy of this principle? For me it is Makia, he shows oneness with a casual feeling of a pure knowing. 11. How does this principle change you and your vibration? It makes me feel lighter and so grounded while making the vibration hum. 12. Do you feel this principle will change or influence the world? When people begin to see it in a way that is natural from. A feeling.
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Issue 10: August 2016 Lightworker Advocate Magazine is on the Everyday Lightworker Principle of Wholeness.