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whatever shows up… although, when you allow whatever presents itself to be there without fighting it (as Deva Premal talks about in the cover story on page 14-15), there is a bliss with being. I also love what Miten says about bliss and gratitude… and when you have gratitude and bliss there is no judgement so it invites us to be the ‘space between the molecules’.

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ould you believe this is the first edition we have devoted to bliss! So to have so many of our writers talk about bliss for our 7th Birthday edition seems like a lovely way to celebrate. You will notice there are different perspectives, views and variations on this theme in this edition and I would be interested to hear what you perceive bliss to be in your own life… For me, bliss is not about reaching for a high, blissed out euphoria 24/7, as I don’t feel that is sustainable. I also know bliss is something that is a part of who we all are, we don’t have to search for it outside ourselves or in a far-off place. Bliss is a way of being as you stay open and receive from the Universe in all directions! And it might not always be ‘easy’ to be with

This edition has allowed me to reflect on the last seven years. Wow thankyou to all who have been involved and contributed!! And I have been aware of a level of gratitude I have not experienced before, even when things have not gone perfectly, I have experienced a shift in how I be… And like the late Joseph Campbell (who coined the term ‘follow your bliss’) once said: “If you do follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while waiting for you. “When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in the field of your bliss, and they open the doors to you. “I say, follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.” If you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time!

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06-07 Q&A with Dr Lilian Kluge: Dentistry with a difference 08 Gluten Free Choux Pastry LUISA TOALDO

09 What does living your bliss mean to you? LUCY WALTER

10 Coconut oil – why is it so good? DONNA MCLAURIN-SMITH

12 Can tiger nuts help keep you regular? CATE LILJA

13 6 best apps for your gut health JOEL GRACE

Cover Story 14-15 Bliss Encounter: Deva Premal & Miten VANESSA FINNIGAN

19 The joys of manipulating – at work and home SIMONE MILASAS

20 “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade” RAELENE BYRNE

21 Mind your own vibration 22 Get the Answers – The Mindd International Forum 2016 24-25 I believe in angels, because they saved my life! NELLY ANGEL

Bliss 16 Do you recognise the gift you are? JEAN SHEEHAN

17 Cleanse your environment: Interview with Gerard Bini 18 Psoas awareness GAYLYN AITKEN

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26 Bliss: Is it a state of being? SUZI COOMBES

27 What is the heart shift? ELENA BURTON

28 Facing the now. Mindful living starts here. MARC DE BRUIN

29 Dimensionally Divine’s Tesla’s Starhenge VICKI BRYCE

30 Endeavour home to Brisbane’s highest rooftop beehives 31 6 tips for hearing bliss KIM KIRKHAM

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HB: What is Biological Dentistry? Dr Kluge: Commonly called “Holistic or Natural Dentistry”, Biological Dentistry emphasises dental treatment considering the patient’s entire wellbeing. It looks for non-toxic dental material, with the least stress possible. It considers the environment and tries to balance health, emotions and one’s spiritual state with dental health. We take strong opposition to the use of amalgam fillings, due to mercury content and take amalgam replacement seriously within a strict protocol. Many aspects of gum disease are treated with natural products. Proper nutrition, chewing function and prevention of disease is the aim for a healthy body. HB: What makes you unique from other dentists and other dental clinics? Dr Kluge: I have done deep study and research about how I can offer better and safer dental treatment that would make a distinction from the others. Once you

I also have a look at and enquire about other toxic sources that you may be exposed to without realising such as, at work or eating food that contains mercury such as certain fish. I spend time hearing patients’ main complaints and give priority to major problems. Often patients need lots of supportive material and information before they start their dental treatment which I strongly recommend due to the perplexity and many polemic assumptions that certain treatments have. I always give and explain different options for particular problems and always try to perform procedures that will be long lasting and prevent future problems. HB: How does your more natural approach benefit clients? Dr Kluge: During our restorative and surgical treatments I try to provide the least stress possible and avoid collision with immune system cycles. I use the best option for a biocompatible replacement material. I check existing materials that can be triggering EMS and Galvanic

reactions which can affect general health and guide patients to eliminate them. What’s more, we have a nice surgery atmosphere with very good and sympathetic staff. Most of our materials are non-toxic and alkaline water is always available. We don’t use amalgam restoration. We have air filtration and oxygenated water. HB: How can pre- and post-detox processes help with removal of amalgam fillings? Dr Kluge: Pre-detox protocol is essential when we are dealing with heavy metals. The body needs to be capable of eliminating toxins without problems. That’s the reason sometimes we need to direct patients to other practitioners, so any other health concerns can be solved prior to another exposure of heavy metals. Mercury release occurs in higher levels during placement and during removal and in lower levels during mastication, drinking, dental prophylactic or tooth brushing. If removed in an inappropriate way it can lead to an autoimmune disease or aggravation of symptoms already existing. After removing silver fillings you still need to stay on the protocol of detoxification for a while to complete the body cleanse from the heavy metal absorbed in fat tissues. To find out more visit: sunshinedentalcare.com.au

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Gluten Free Choux Pastry WORDS & RECIPE LUISA TOALDO

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hen it comes to blissful food many different combinations come to mind. Depending on my mood and the season, bliss for me can be a cup of chicken soup in cold weather when I’m not feeling amazing, cool cold sorbet in summer on a hot day or usually a delicious dessert, sometimes eaten instead of a meal! One thing I do know after years of cooking professionally is that dietary adjustments are not always blissful. Gluten free, lactose free, vegan and nut free aren’t always common menu items or even stocked easily on shelves, so how do you have your piece of bliss and enjoy it too? Put on your apron, warm up the oven and read on as I share my recipe for gluten free pastry puffs with a selection of fillings to suit most (no one is perfect) dietary needs. First the choux puffs – these are quite simple to execute and I think as close to their gluten version without knowing a change took place. The fillings are only limited by your imagination. I have included sweet and savoury options and will note where substitutions can be made. I have not tried these puffs with egg and butter substitutes for a vegan option but feel free to give it a go and let me know your thoughts! As always, happy cooking!

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re you really connecting to a sense of wellbeing, passion and fun? Since launching the Raw Vegan Chef’s Certificate course in 2014, we have the opportunity to work with some of the most passionate, inspired people I know, people who are willing to stand up and claim their bliss. As we know, food is often seen as the heart of a community, it signifies nurturing, friendship and love. Combine those wonderful qualities with health, environmental awareness and respect for all life and you can see why they are indeed living their bliss. I am in awe of our students with what they create and how they impact their worlds. Plus they produce some pretty amazing recipes! Here’s one of my favourites by Michelle Glassbrook… I’m sure you’ll agree it is indeed bliss!

Raw Fennel Bagel with Cashew Cheese, Avocado, Sauerkraut and Kale Sprouts with Blueberry, Fennel and Chia Sauce

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Bagel ½ cup almonds (soaked overnight) ½ cup walnuts (soaked 2-4 hours) ½ cup cashews (soaked 2-4 hours) ½ cup sunflower seeds (soaked 2-4 hours) ½ cup sultanas (pour boiling water over and soak for 15 minutes) ¾ cup flaxseeds 1 cup psyllium husks 1 garlic clove, minced 1 tbsp lemon juice 1 tbsp roughly chopped fennel leaves 40g green drinking coconut flesh ½ tsp Himalayan salt Water Olive oil Soak the nuts in cold water. Rinse and drain. Place the flaxseeds in a blender and blend into flour. Set aside in a bowl. Blend the almonds, walnuts, cashews, sunflower seeds and sultanas until they resemble a paste. Water can be added a little at a time to get a paste consistency. Add the flaxseed flour, psyllium husks, minced garlic, lemon juice, fennel, coconut flesh and salt. Add two cups of water. Blend using the processor until well combined. Shape into 6 bagels. Brush with olive oil. Place on a dehydrator sheet and dehydrate at 46°C for 12 hours (if you are just starting out and don’t

have a dehydrator, you can use your oven on the lowest setting with the door propped open, not 100% raw, but a great start). Blueberry, Fennel and Chia Sauce ½ cup blueberries Juice of ½ lemon 1 / 8 fennel bulb Pinch Himalayan salt 2 tbsp chia seeds Place ingredients, except chia seeds into a blender and blend until smooth. Stir in chia seeds and stand for 20 minutes to thicken. Cashew Cheese – recipe was taken from the Kind Living Kitchen Book To construct the bagel: 1 bagel ½ avocado, mashed ¾ cup rocket ½ carrot, spiralised 3 cherry tomatoes 2 tbsp kale sprouts 1 tbsp sauerkraut 3 slices cashew cheese Cut the bagel in half. Mash the avocado and place onto the bagel base. Top with rocket, carrot, tomatoes, sprouts, sauerkraut and cheese. Put the top half of the bagel on top of the stack. Place 1 tbsp of the sauce next to the bagel. therawfoodinstituteofaustralia.com

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COCONUT OIL – WHY IS IT

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WORDS & RECIPE DONNA MCLAURIN-SMITH, The Green Nutritionist

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oconut oil is fast gaining a reputation as one of the healthiest oils on the planet, once shunned as an unhealthy form of saturated fat, thought to cause heart disease, many new studies are showing the complete opposite and uncovering some incredible health benefits of consuming and using coconut oil. The majority of the saturated fat in coconut oil is in the form of lauric acid, which is why many consider it to be a healthier choice than other fat sources. There are studies that show that lauric acid can increase your HDL or “healthy” cholesterol and lower your LDL or “lethal” cholesterol. Pure coconut oil is made up of medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which are easily metabolised by the body, instead of being absorbed as fat; they are available for the body to use as a source of energy, so it’s thought that coconut oil can help with weight loss. Here are some wonderful ways to use coconut oil: 1. Skin care – it’s a perfect natural skin cream and treatment, quickly

absorbed by the skin and surprisingly, doesn’t leave the skin feeling oily. Coconut oil can be kept in the bathroom and used as a facial oil (with roughly an SPF-4), body lotion, massage oil, and can even be used as a toothpaste. 2. Oil pulling – this ancient practice is thought to help remove toxins from the body, freshen the breath, whiten teeth and help with overall mouth hygiene. Take a spoonful of coconut oil and swish it around the mouth for up to 20 minutes each day. 3. Hair care – it’s wonderful for making a natural hair treatment mask. Just a few tablespoons of coconut oil massaged through the hair helps heal a dry scalp and bring lustre and shine to the hair – leave in for a few hours then rinse off with warm water. 4. For cooking, smoothies and juices – coconut oil has a high smoke point, so it won’t burn or produce free-radicals like some other oils when heated, it can be used in place of butter and other cooking oils and also gives a lovely taste to food. It’s wonderful in desserts

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ibre has long been touted as important for digestive health. In recent years a vast body of research has demonstrated that the functions of fibre have far greater impact on health than just keeping us regular. Fibre is essential for maintaining a healthy microbiome – the term given to the trillions of microorganisms living in your gut. A healthy microbiome is central to overall health and plays a role in everything from immunity to mental health. Research shows that an imbalance in the microbiome can trigger inflammation that may lead to a host of conditions including heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, anxiety and depression. The microbiome has also been implicated in obesity and weight control. Not only is fibre important for appetite regulation and satiety, but new research has identified certain microbes that may influence our weight. Keeping our microbiome healthy is essential for optimal health, but despite our

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knowledge about fibre, the average Australian omnivore only consumes 19g per day. In comparison modern hunter-gatherers still consume 150g of fibre daily. Far from bygone days, when bran and psyllium husks were our go-to fibre sources, microbiome-friendly fibres are now being identified in new and surprising formats. Resistant starch has been identified as the new star performer in maintaining a healthy microbiome. Resistant starch does not break down to be absorbed like most starches, but instead travels through the small intestine to the colon, where it is consumed by intestinal bacteria – essentially “feeding” the microbiome. But where to get it? Until recently, the best, readily available sources of resistant starch were green bananas and cold roast potatoes – not everybody’s ideal breakfast?! There is a newcomer however that is an excellent source of resistant starch – tiger nuts. Tiger nuts are not actually nuts,

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6 BEST APPS gut health for your

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“Be a light unto yourself, be a light unto yourself… inescapable love…”

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hese were some of the empowering words from Miten’s most recent album “Inescapable Love” running through my head for days before interviewing the globally adored couple, Deva Premal and Miten. Not only have they been world music and new age chart toppers, if you have had a massage or gone to yoga over the last two decades, they have also contributed to the soundtracks playing in the background. It was quite extraordinary watching the loving way they were in each other’s

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company (as I sat on the other end of my computer via Skype experiencing the energy between the two). They gave each other the space to express themselves, listening patiently and when their eyes met each other’s there was a certain magic that was hard to put to words but it’s the same feeling you have when you listen to their music. “Somehow we have been cosmically chosen to share these sounds. When I first hugged Deva I felt she was an old soul. We met at Osho’s ashram twentyfive years ago and it’s led us on this path. We didn’t know what would happen when we first started, it was just an organic flow and the music has always had its roots in meditation,” Miten shared. It’s no secret they are consummate

artists. Miten grew up in England in the 60s and went on to have a successful career touring with the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Lou Reed, Hall and Oates and others in the 70s but eventually found spiritual music to be more meaningful. Deva grew up in Germany, given classical training as a singer with parents who introduced her to spiritual music from birth. So it would be misguided to say they are performers offering an entertaining show. Their work is far deeper. It’s an experience of oneness in action, where the energy of the whole group is involved and transformed. I asked them how mantras actually work to bring about peace and freedom on a personal level. Deva replied, “mantras are an energy phenomena, sound is energy and it molds and shapes

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us. Mantras are totally refined sounds that have been received in meditations from the ancient wise ones in India and translated in a way humans can repeat and utter them. Miten added, “they allow us to access the space those wise ones were being.” Deva and Miten create universal sounds not affiliated to any religious teaching and their work (18 albums) has become ‘sound medicine’. And Deva mentioned their music has evolved, “Now we can just sing, we don’t need to talk anymore or know more concepts. They are only concepts until they are experienced. We are singing our great mystery together of ‘we don’t know anything’…. and that’s something to be celebrated.” I shared with them that after seven years of creating Holistic Bliss, we were finally devoting an edition to ‘bliss’ and so I was keen to hear what bliss meant to them: Miten said, “Bliss is feeling grateful, so if you are in a state of bliss, you have true gratitude which is not superficial. And when you understand the awesomeness of that, you just feel wow, how did this happen.” Deva shared, “I had a strong experience with bliss years ago at Osho’s retreat. Bliss has no opposite, it’s something beyond and I didn’t know what it meant until I had this experience and it was triggered when I was extremely angry with Miten. I was on a spiritual search with a readiness to look at myself and in an ashram where we were meditating together. So I let that anger be there without fighting it, acting it out or trying to get away from it. As soon as I surrendered to it, it changed into bliss. There was no fight with it and so there was no split. I thought to myself, that’s a really interesting emotion,

that’s another colour in the rainbow of our emotions. What’s wrong with being self-conscious or angry or fearful? I am just an ordinary person, I feel things like everyone else but now the split isn’t there. Accepting everything and experiencing bliss has a sparkly quality, it’s like a hue or colour and it’s part of life, it’s not a separate thing. It’s more like an ‘enhance button’.” Together they captured the essence of bliss, which left me with energy running vibrantly throughout my whole body. I went on to ask them what it’s like to live blissfully on an average day. Miten said very calmly, “What we do on a daily basis is pretty ordinary. We shake.” “Shake?” I asked curiously. He went on to explain that they wake up in the morning and shake their whole bodies for 15 minutes which helps to move any stagnant chi and they also incorporate this guided shaking practice into their retreats. On most days they also incorporate the ancient practice of oil pulling, warm lemon water and apple cider vinegar on rising. Miten does shiatsu stretches he was taught from Deva many years ago back in the ashram, and Deva practises yoga. They like to sit in silence before eating lunch but don’t have any other set routines. Of course a big part of how they spend each day is singing and chanting and having a very close connection on all levels with each other which they said is ecstatic. “We found a way to exist beneath a certain level of social communication and we quite often know what each other is thinking without speaking. We haven’t worked at it, it’s just easy,” said Miten. And with a busy touring schedule, singing and chanting and being in 14 countries at times in a month Miten explained, “If you are the space

underneath the busyness you don’t feel busy, you just feel at home.” Their music triggers an avalanche of transformation and they receive letters of thanks from all over the world, “people write to us saying, ‘I was ready to take my own life but now I’m connected to the joy of living’,” said Deva. “Wherever we go people bring a readiness. There is a wave of energy and people are becoming more open but we don’t have much time left on the planet, we are destroying it so fast. More and more people are procreating so we have an overpopulation problem and there is less land available. Everything becomes extreme. We have religious separatism. We are heading into more chaos in coming years,” Miten shared. They believe mantra singing is not directly going to change a war torn situation but it can change an individual and then that has a ripple effect throughout the world. Miten said if we ask ourselves, “How am I living my life?” just asking that question gives you a new experience and a way forward. Well this interview connection time was definitely a ‘bliss encounter’… there was a presence between the three of us and acceptance of each other in each moment. My only regret was not being able to meet up with them while they were staying in Mullumbimby, NSW; a place they describe as auspicious, where they have visited each year for the last 16 years. They said this year it’s time for us all to take a few risks and make some shifts. Even starting something like a mantra practice is a great first step. And, if you want to ‘save’ yourself you have to know and love who you are. devapremalmiten.com

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ayden was 32 and had perceived a life of happiness. As an entrepreneur he manifested his childhood dream of making a global business that produced a lot of money. He wanted to do whatever he wanted when he wanted. From the outside world looking in, Hayden had the perfect lifestyle: money, looks and wife but there was something missing for him. Nobody knew this except for himself. He presented to me for a MEDICAL INTUITIVE session as he kept having chest pain. The doctors could not find anything on blood tests, X-ray or CT scans. As Hayden spoke I could see that the chest pain was not physical or chemical but it was held in his CHRIST CONSCIOUSNESS or 8th chakra. This chakra is part of the lymphatic system for immunity, and emotionally is concerned with feeling separation from anything and anyone. It is the bridge between dualities. As I scanned his body there was a link to his small bowel which was the physical organ of separation and this was giving him reflux and physical chest pain too. The body did not want

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pain and from my nursing background I was watching his vital signs as his body was reacting physically to this. I did a few healing techniques and tears poured down his cheeks as he realised he was making a difference in people’s lives by being the example of what is possible and providing his product. He flashed back to the testimonials that come in every day thanking him personally for what he has done. The heart and 8th chakra suddenly opened and were beaming pure white light as this occurred and I could see the cells in all aspects of his body blossoming as he knew he was on purpose and he was not separate from others.

me to deal with the heartburn, or small bowel, it wanted the 8th chakra to have attention. One key function of the 8th chakra is that it ‘eaves drops’ on your thoughts and Hayden was saying to himself that he did not make a difference in the world. He was a humanitarian and loved seeing people in their BLISS. His product allowed others to have this but as it was an online business, he never saw the miraculous reactions or results of people. This gave him chest pain emotionally and mentally as he felt he did not make a difference to anyone’s life. Suddenly during the session he had massive chest

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Psoas WORDS GAYLYN AITKEN

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everal years ago I expanded my investigations into the reason why my lower back and ribcage would seize up on me despite regularly practising Yoga asana and Ka’alele au (The Flight of the Navigator). A Yoga teacher told me of a woman called Liz Koch who had spent the past twenty-five or more years experimenting, learning and exploring her psoas in relation to her scoliosis. The information I gathered from my training with her has opened up another universe, my inner realm, and changed the way I relate to myself primally. Our psoas is located deep within our body, our largest core muscle. Growing out of our 12th thoracic vertebrae, it also emerges from the five lumbar vertebrae, through our pelvic basin, surfacing at our hip sockets then growing back into our upper inner thigh bone. The psoas connects our legs to our spine, the only muscle to do so. It’s deeply imbedded within our sympathetic neuro – core or

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enteric brain (gut brain) and acts as a messenger to our nervous system, sensing and conveying information concerning subtle changes in weight, location and safety. The movement of our psoas has a 360-degree expression, unifying front to back, side to side, upper to lower body. Its flexible range of motion makes it different from all other skeletal muscles, having a softer, more refined texture, resilient and responsive. Its position deep within the midline has an immediate role in the functioning of our abdominal organs, muscles, blood and lymph flow. The upper psoas will have a direct influence on the condition of our upper skeletal muscles and lower psoas influences the pelvis, legs and feet. Open any anatomy textbook and you’ll find the psoas listed as a hip flexor. In times of structural instability it will certainly take on that role until balance is restored. However, because of the subtle and refined nature of our psoas if called upon to act mainly as a

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anipulation with energy is about creating more ease in your life, in your business and in your money flows. But we’ve been told that it’s selfish and mean. Friends of mine have gorgeous twin babies who are too young to speak. These babies are so good at manipulating they get what they want almost instantaneously. That’s the kind of manipulation I’m talking about, manipulation with energy. However, you must first give up all your judgements of manipulation. When it’s done for creation, manipulation can actually be an inspiration to people as it allows others to contribute to you. Here are some fun ways to manipulate. USE ENERGETIC CONNECTIONS Business is about creating a connection with people and this is really easy when you use energy pulls. Energetically, people function in four ways: as sceptics, fence-sitters, suckers and pushers. 1. Those with a prove-it-to-me attitude: to create a connection with

them, you pull massive amounts of energy from them, to you, and through you. 2. Those with a neutral attitude: flow energy to them, through them and then back to you. 3. Those who suck energy to get attention: flow energy to them and create a flow that comes back to you. 4. Those who push energy at you: pull masses of energy and simultaneously flow energy to them. You don’t have to stand there going, ‘Okay, this one’s a pusher, this one’s a sucker, what do I do?’ You simply ask to be whatever energy flow is required until everybody is connected to you whether at work, with prospective clients, or your family. Energy flows work really well with kids. Remember to push down all your barriers and be vulnerable. A person who is willing to admit they’re not perfect is much more approachable than someone who’s super controlling. USE QUESTIONS Questions are one of the greatest manipulations. I’ve been in meetings

where people were trying so hard to have their say they didn’t even hear each other. Rather than tell someone what they should do, what if you asked a question? Every question is designed to take you out of fixed points of view and create a different outcome. It also allows others to give feedback and ask their own questions. Some great starting questions are, ‘what else is possible?’, ‘what do I truly desire?’ and ‘what would it take for… ?’ IN RELATIONSHIP You can use manipulation in your relationship in a way that is enjoyable, even though the person knows you’re manipulating them. Ladies, if you desire a good relationship, put your arms around your man and you say: “Lover, will you do this for me?” Try it and see what happens. Importantly, if you’re not willing to manipulate, you’ll end up getting manipulated. accessjoyofbusiness.com

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his is a wonderful quote that can kick start us from feeling helpless or a victim of life to taking responsibility so we can choose new actions. Question is… Does life really dish out lemons, or do we choose to pick them? More and more information, blogs, coaching, counselling remind us that we create or co-create everything in our lives. Our responses and reactions determine how we move through life. Stick our head in the sand, and when things go belly up, we blame life, never looking at the choices we make to land us in that place of chaos. If things are not working then you can address things immediately and ask, “how can I un-create, change, have a new direction, or align with something

make lemonade the choices each person makes. How many of us make the same choices, without even considering what we are doing, existing in the unconsciousness that governs our lives, the automated response system we employ that keeps delivering the same end result, and when we don’t like it… Ohhhh we scream out… “Life gives you lemons”. Self-responsibility means that we make the choices, we then create the journey towards the outcome. Life dishing out lemons in reality, is ourselves tossing a sharp clean wake-up call into our path, so we can reassess, shake ourselves off and do something different, in order to create a new result. IF IT IS TO BE, IT IS UP TO ME. Namaste.

else?” It is about engaging in our life, our direction, and our outcomes. Life doesn’t just pick on us, we do that to ourselves. If we start to blame life for throwing lemons at us, then we rarely take the time to stop and look within to see what we as individuals are doing to co-create these scenarios in our lives. How many people repeat the same situations over and over and NEVER realise all they have to do is choose to do something different to create a totally new outcome. I have heard a few people say this recently and when I look at their situation, the incidents, the convoluted and painful outcomes they are in, which are the results of the consequences of repeated actions or inaction, the common denominator, is all to do with

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n this time of spiritual awakening and a noticeable shift in the evolution of humanity, where the principles of Universal Laws are becoming mainstream I’m often asked ‘What’s next?’ So what is next? We are reaching for joy, bliss and other high vibrating states but what happens when we have cleared our energy blocks and learned to raise our vibrational frequency. How do you mind your own vibration? In this series of articles I’ll share some quick and easy tips, tools and processes I have been given by the highly evolved non-physical stream of consciousness ‘All-That-Is’ that I work with as a direct voice channel. I use these tools everyday to maintain my high vibrating state and stay in bliss, peace and freedom whether the World around me is matching my vibration or not! This month I share with you a simple process of bringing your

vibration back to joy at any moment. BLISS BOMBS OF JOY When I first started my journey along the road less travelled; of selfdevelopment and spiritual awakening, I found it hard to meditate yet all the books and teachers told me I should. The law of attraction was urging me to find more joy and bliss in my life and I knew that I needed to access the magnetic resonance of my heart. With the help of my guides I developed a process that allowed me to do all three at once and it’s been a blessing as I continued my journey and particularly in those moments when others are pulling on my vibe and dragging me down. 1. Close your eyes and invite your thoughts and energy that has been out in the world today to come back to the centre of your head. Place a finger on your crown and feel the energy start to gather there. Now draw your finger over your head, down your face, over your

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and go back home. I had the choice to leave earlier, but for some reason I just couldn’t do it, it was like I was waiting for something to happen. Around 6:20pm we left the restaurant, and crossed the road at the traffic lights even though there were no cars around. Suddenly a bright golden light appeared right in front of me and time stood still. I can’t even explain it with words. The golden light surrounded me like a thick warm blanket. Right there, in the middle of the road in Beverly Hills, in the golden light I saw with my open eyes Archangel Michael and Jesus. They were real, like normal people, but I could feel their mighty power. For a second I wondered why they were there, but then everything melted into this beautiful golden light and I became one with it. The love and peace that the light emanated can’t be described. My heart felt one with every living being; I experienced so much love, I became love… This beautiful golden light was pulsating in every cell of me and the whole Universe. I felt so loved and felt the magical powers of my Creator… I also felt that on my left side there was an energy field that was thick like a buffer between me and the huge black monster that was so close and yet so far away from me. My brain refused to register what was happening and couldn’t understand

it. My physical body was there, but my spirit was far, far away, like I was teleported with the angels… Jesus’ hug felt so warm and his love was like I’ve never experienced before. I felt it through my whole heart and I heard AA Michael lovingly, but firmly tell me, “Stay still, I got you.” Then I saw Archangel Raphael and they all looked busy with what they were doing to me… I looked again at the big black SUV, no sound, no fears; I was in another dimension… The next thing I remember people were screaming and at the same time the angels lifted me up… I looked in disbelief at the black monster speeding away as fast as she could. For the first time my brain realised that it was a big black car, an SUV had just hit me and ran away… I couldn’t stop the tears, not from the pain (thanks to the angels I didn’t feel anything), but seeing that she didn’t care that I might be hurt and need help. I asked the angels to help find her. Everything happened fast, the police, the emergency car, I was taken to the nearby hospital for treatment for the many injuries, but there was no pain. I felt like I was in the clouds; my legs were numb; the SUV tyres ran over both my feet and I could see the black tyre marks up to my knees for months. In the next few days the angels healed me rapidly and erased many traumatic memories. I kept praying and they created miracle after miracle. The

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t times it appears out of nowhere but is also a way of living which takes a conscious effort to create. As a young child I lived bliss as I roamed free in native bush overlooking the Hutt Valley in New Zealand. My joyful way of living disappeared with the sudden death of my father when I was seven. The journey to find bliss once again was a long and deeply challenging road. As my greatest life lessons unfolded, reflection showed times when I sat in ignorance, resisted change and suffered dis-ease. When we worry about something we create resistance and what we resist persists. No bliss can be reached, it’s not a place to get to. So how do we live joy and bliss in a grounded and functional way, supporting the shift to a society valuing oneness and caring – a truly heartbased world? I discovered references to Reiki; something new in 1995. Though long disconnected, I felt my soul call and discovered a way of living which

STATE OF BEING? we have encountered. Light holds knowledge and many of the new vibrations bring gifts, some of which are new healing methods, technology and enlightened thinking. These energies are of a higher vibration than most of us have been living. We must consciously work to lift our vibrations to the highest light possible, allowing access to these gifts of light knowledge. We are then an important part of facilitating the shift to love and bliss here on earth. My challenges created the need to transcend pain and my path lead to study and work with energy, sound, colour, sacred geometry, herbs and crystals. This knowledge I love sharing in meditation events, teachings and one-on-one consults on the Sunshine Coast and Melbourne. Holistic Bliss offers many heartcentred adventures of creating wellness. What an honour to be part of this uplifting publication.

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n our modern society we think that the brain is the most important part of the body. How intelligent a person is, usually determines how much money he/she makes, and how society values him/her. We have forgotten the value of the heart. In ancient Egypt, when Pharaohs died, their bodies were mummified. They removed their organs and placed them in four clay vessels, with the exception of the heart, genitals and brain. The heart and genitals were considered the most important parts of the body, and they were placed back inside the body. The brain however was given special consideration. It was taken and thrown in the garbage. Now you understand how much value the ancients placed upon the brain. It takes time to comprehend this ancient point of view. Long ago the brain was the servant of the heart and only perceived

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long time to evaluate the student to see the true nature of their heart. There have been only three times, that this subject has been discussed in the written word. They are the Upanishads from ancient India; the Secret Chamber of the Heart, which is a separate book from the Torah. Ancient Israel; the Song of Waitaha, a modern book from New Zealand, and fourth book by Drunvalo Melchizedek called Living in the Heart. Throughout history, all the rest of the teachings on the Sacred Space of the Heart have been oral teachings. The subtle world of the heart is where all things in the universe were created from and where they received their physical existence. It is the core of everything that is. This will become clearer as you unfold your direct experience of the Sacred Space of the Heart. exploreyourself.info

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FACING THE NOW.

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be in the here and now, whether that is a good-feeling state or a not-so-good one. When looking at depression, anxiety and chronic stress, afflictions that can be treated very effectively by using mindfulness based therapies, one of the major aims initially is to be ok with not being ok. This has strong neuro-scientific underpinning. Putting more thought-energy into what is not working and how the situation should be different, actually strengthens the neurological connections that keep you perceiving your situation as not working. And so, you maintain the issue by fighting against it. You neurologically maintain it as your own subjective reality. Perhaps it might be time to give up the fight and surrender! Once we start to build a sense of acceptance around the present situation (instead of continually resisting and resenting it) we can start to look at what could be more purposeful and more effective in our lives. This allows us to

often get asked how mindfulness and mindfulness meditation can lead to blissful states. The idea that a blissful state is the aim of mindfulness is a myth that has been around for a long time, a myth that is quite misleading. Mindfulness meditation is not necessarily about achieving an altered state of being, or deep relaxation. Mindfulness (practised informally by living your life, and formally by meditation) is about acceptance of present experience with awareness. It is simply to be present with whatever is presented, with an attitude of curiosity. As a mindfulness integrated cognitive behaviour therapist, I always make a point of explaining, when discussing the role of mindfulness in therapy, that this practice requires courage. It is often not easy to see yourself and your situation the way they are, rather than the way you would like them to be. The aim of mindfulnessbased therapy practices is not to make you feel good, per se. Our first aim is to

create a more desired future with ease, patience and compassion (for ourselves and others). The weird and wonderful thing is that, when you live more mindfully, you actually will start to feel better, even though that is not the direct aim. Feeling better is just a positive sideeffect of mindfulness. By becoming even more accepting of your current situation and living mindfully (without craving for more or fighting for less) your overall levels of happiness increase dramatically; and they become more stable and long-lasting, even blissful at times. The neuro-scientific underpinning for this is that the parts of your brain responsible for feeling good become more active and the ones for feelings of emotional distress become less active. Facing what you don’t like looking at can be a challenging experience. I promise you that the prize will be worth the price. The first step may seem the hardest. The trick is to just start walking. simplifyinglife.com.au

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o raise awareness of the global decline of bees and their vital importance to Australia’s food production, education provider Endeavour College of Natural Health has installed Brisbane’s highest beehive habitat on the rooftop of its Brisbane campus. The move has seen three separate beehives established which house up to 30,000 bees each, with students encouraged to follow the journey of the honey producing insects through a “beecam” and scheduled hive visits. Urban Apiarist and Director of Bee One Third Jack Stone was tasked with installing and maintaining Endeavour’s rooftop hives and said the development would have a positive flow-on effect to areas surrounding the Brisbane campus. “There will be so many benefits. I’d expect to see a sharp rise in plants being pollinated locally, including those found in neighbourhood gardens as well as the larger parks and gardens in the area,” said Jack. Jack said he was pleased to see Endeavour playing its part to shed light on the threats facing the bee

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s a professional musician and sound therapist I have to be very careful with my ears. They are my tools of trade. Here are some tips to bliss out your ears. Wear earplugs while driving. I drive a lot, at least an hour a day by myself. According to the National Institute on Deafness, prolonged exposure to sounds of 85 decibels or more can cause hearing loss. Decibels are a measure of how loud something is. 45 decibels is the hum of a refrigerator. 120 decibels is a siren. Interestingly I found that 85 decibels was the level of sound in my car when I’m driving. I checked the level with several free decibel apps on my phone. I have found that after a long drive of eight hours my ears are ringing and I feel quite exhausted. When I do the same trip with earplugs in I’m fine. Also the main source of noise in the car is the low frequency hum of the tyres. I know from my experience as a sound therapist that low frequencies tend to slow the human system down. They put us to sleep. Sleepiness and driving don’t

go well together. Earplugs work great on the plane too. Use ear candles. Ear candles are thin tubes of cotton covered in wax. They are inserted into the ear and burned from one end. Safety first – ear candling is a two-person job. One person to offer their ear, the other to watch the flame as it burns down. I was given quite a few ear candles so I did some experiments and found that there was a residue in the bottom of the candle after use in someone’s ear, but no residue when burned away from the ear. My family have all commented on

how their ears feel clearer after a session of ear candling, especially my daughter who produces a lot of ear wax. Enjoy the silence. Try having more silence in your life. Try life at home without the radio or TV blaring away. I find through silence that I learn to make peace with myself. Headphones. Inner ear bud earphones can deliver very loud noises straight to the eardrum. Use headphones instead. Really listen. Listen very attentively when you are having a conversation with someone. In a noisy space that may mean moving to a quieter location. Make space for the person you are talking to. Selective hearing. Protect yourself from loud and uncomfortable sounds. By building habits of care for your ears they will last a lifetime, and bring much pleasure. They can also bring you closer to your true self through awakening an increased awareness of the world around you. soundspa.com.au

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IS

connection

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GOOD FOR YOUR

he answer is easy – great, close, authentic, affectionate, genuine relationships. They are the key to longevity, health and wellbeing. This is wisdom we all know. Why is it so hard to get and so easy to ignore? We are educated that striving for the good life and wealth is what makes us happy. We are influenced that marriage and children gives us happiness as well. Of course they can and in some cases do. We are not taught that it’s close relationships where we feel we can really count on the other person in times of need. We are not taught that these types of relationships take an investment of time, authenticity, accountability, trust and genuine love for who the other person is in their essence. Studies have shown that people who have been in close relationships in their 50s were the healthiest at age 80. Good close relationships seem to buffer

HEALTH?

us from the highs and lows of emotional swings. High conflict marriages, for example, without much affection, communication or connectedness turn out very bad for our health. In fact worse than divorce. Leaning into connected relationships starts with you being willing to make this a priority for yourself. It requires you to be all of you. It requires you to be willing to go into uncomfortable emotional spaces with the other person from time to time. What can you do to create this ‘bliss’? Be real and raw with yourself right now in how your relationships look. Can you honestly say to yourself that you are emotionally connected and committed to a few people both same sex and opposite sex in friendship? If you are married or in partnership are you in love and growing with each other in communion? Do you feel connected to your children? If you answered yes, AWESOME!

Keep giving here and know and believe that this is the best investment; a life of ‘bliss’! If you answered no, that’s awesome too because you can action change in yourself for this to be your reality today! Knowledge is powerful and when you apply it, the entire universe cooperates with you. Get serious about investing time in personal development that can open you up to being in great connected relationships that grow in communion – the sharing of intimate thoughts and feelings especially on a mental and spiritual level. Do whatever it takes to teach and educate yourself in how to be in emotionally intimate relationships; both with the same sex and the opposite sex. Look within at what learnt behaviour needs to change so you can live easily in the midst of good warm relationships. You are worth a life of ‘bliss’! bodyconsciousness.com.au

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WHAT BLOCKS

happiness?

WORDS REBECCA-LEE, Intuitive Love Coach

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ne of the questions I often hear is, “Ok Rebecca-Lee, so how long is this going to take to be happy?” With all the respect in the world, I smile a little, because I do understand, and I ask – “well, that depends on how honest you want to be with yourself and how much are you prepared to take responsibility for your own happiness?” Here are five keys to unlock your blocks around being happy: 1. Take responsibility – other people cannot make you truly happy. No matter how much you think someone should change, ultimately it is not their responsibility to be what you want them to be to make you happy. This is simply giving away your power to someone for your happiness. The only person you can control and change is yourself. Focus on what you can do to change how you feel. 2. Don’t look for quick fixes – there is

no short cut to happiness. You will need to do the work inside yourself, and it will take as long as it takes. There are many opportunities for quick fixes to happiness – shopping, alcohol, drugs, sex, food etc, but they just add to your problems in the long run. 3. It’s ok to be happy! – just because the people around you are not happy does not mean you can not let your happiness shine. Fear of being criticised or rejected for your successes could tempt you to put a lid on your happiness to fit in. Realise that what you need to do is shine your light. Eventually either you (or them) will want to spend less time around each other, or you will inspire them to change their mindset and change their life. 4. Appreciate the lows – we couldn’t have a life of learning and expansion if it were all on a high all the time. The

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A

SECOND CHANCE AT

WORDS CATE PARKES

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y first marriage ended suddenly. Let’s have a 2-week break… was our solution to coping with our escalating disconnection resulting from our busy and separate lives. Withdrawing from each other was our limp gesture at getting our relationship back on track. Little did I know at the time the irreversible damage that would result. Yes, our journey to divorce was well and truly sealed! With the healing passage of time, that period of my life gradually became a distant blurry memory – overlayed by the joy of a new relationship, and the birth of a treasured baby girl. It was only from furthering my studies as a psychologist that I eventually dared to venture into putting my relational past under the microscope. Learning more about the dynamics and intricacies of love relationships became an integral part of my personal and professional journey. Now I use this knowledge to help

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distressed couples that walk through my door. Respected marriage expert, Dr John Gottman, describes the nature of relationship distress as being flooded by negative emotions and trapped in narrow, constricting interactions. He says that the real key to relationship harmony is to individually learn to manage our defences more effectively and to learn to repair well after those inevitable spats. Wise words indeed! According to Gottman, emotionally intelligent relationships are what we should all be striving for. And let’s face it, there is certainly much to be gained by ensuring our most intimate love relationships are going well. We all know it makes us feel good when they do. But if we look to science to clarify what we already know anecdotally, we find there is also research evidence showing that the nurturing support from those closest to us can protect us from all sorts of nasties – both physical and emotional diseases

– and can improve our overall resilience to boot! Getting our relationships right is actually good for our health! So how do we turn distressed relationships around from alienation to emotional engagement, from defensiveness and self-protection, to openness and risk taking? That’s where the relatively recent science of adult bonding and the wonderful work of Dr Susan Johnson (creator of Emotionally Focussed Therapy) can come into play. Learning to send clear signals to our partner about what we need and then responding to their bids for connection in a way that communicates we are accessible, responsive, and emotionally available is the key. In retrospect, I’m glad I’ve had a second chance at love. I now know what it is to have a great relationship. It provides that soft place to fall and the security and safety that is central to human bonding. That to me is bliss! cateparkespsychology.com

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c a a h a se ti th a c a

IT MAY NOT HAPPEN

overnight

WORDS TIM ROBERTS

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omœopathy states that a substance that can cause particular complaints in the healthy, can also be used to treat similar symptoms presented in the sick. This was first described by the founding father of medicine, the Greek doctor Hippocrates as well as the Renaissance physician Paracelsus. It was not until the year 1970 that this so-called law of similars, was

rediscovered by the German doctor Samuel Hahnemann and homœopathy was born. Homœopathy can be used for a wide variety of complaints. Mild illness with an obvious cause can be treated with homœopathy even by lay people with even basic treatment. You might use the remedy arnica, for example, to treat bruises or sprains due to a fall or a

bump or aconite for the early onset of a cold. However, the treatment of complex chronic illness using homœopathy can be quite complex due to the dynamic nature of homœopathic remedies and their interactions with the body. It is important to recognise that if we choose to treat a condition using homœopathy, we need to be willing to be flexible. Homœopathy is not like

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conventional medicine where quite often a single medicine can be used to treat a variety of conditions. The choice of a homœopathic medicine to treat chronic and complex conditions takes even a seasoned homœopath considerable time, patience and effort. It is during this time that the complementary aspect of homœopathy to be used with conventional medicine comes into being and becomes extremely important. Classically trained homœopaths, those registered by AROH.com.au in Australia, have had extremely in-depth training in homœopathic remedies, philosophy and subsequent treatment, and understand the dynamic nature of homœopathic remedies. They understand that deep-seated illness by a single remedy is often not the case. For most people, several different remedies and potencies over an extended period of time will be needed. Patience and persistence is required, not just from the practitioner but also the patient. This is why so many people do not get the opportunity to experience the wonders of homœopathy, they have not been told from the outset that patience is required. It is not a quick fix. If quick or emergency treatment is required, conventional medicine is highly recommended. Many people are born with a substantial disposition to illness that they inherited. Conditions such as allergies, asthma and eczema are often found

in clusters in families. To treat such conditions, we must be aware that these ailments are found in layers with patients and each particular layer needs to be treated in turn. There is no magic pill or panacea, again patience and flexibility is required. I am sure we have all heard of homœopathy. It definitely is a protocol that creates extremes of opinion. Some would use nothing but homœopathic remedies for the treatment of illness in themselves and their family’s lives whilst others dismiss it as witchcraft or snake oil and love to post their opinions on social media for all to share. The question beckons, why do these extremes even exist? It is not because homœopathy works for some and not others. Homœopathic remedies will work whether or not you believe in them. They work with adults, children, babies, animals and even plants. The reason the extremes of opinion exist is for several reasons: 1. People go to see a practitioner who does not fully understand the dynamic nature of homœopathy and its medicines. It takes years of training, mentorship and willingness to continually update one’s own understanding and personal beliefs to be a classically trained homœopath. Quite simply, a basic level of training will simply enable one to possibly treat a basic level of illness. (Again go to AROH.com.au to find a

homœopath that can help you and your condition.) 2. People accept ‘rip offs’ of classical homœopathy and think that homœopathic remedies found in health food stores or pharmacies will truly cure complex chronic illness and get disappointed when they do not and proceed to share this disappointment with others. 3. Practitioners and clients just don’t understand the need to be patient and that the use of conventional medicine in conjunction with homœopathic medicines is extremely important for the successful treatment of chronic illness. Homœopathy is continually developing and renewing itself. For an ever more complex world, it is important that we as homœopaths do not get stuck in the past. We need to continue to change our approach and understanding, to match the ever more complex nature of disease. By having a foot firmly entrenched in the true traditional homœopathic treatment protocols and the other foot continually on the accelerator to keep up to date with a busy world, we are able to adapt the use of the wondrous world of homœopathy to treat every body and every need. Home visits and Skype sessions can be organised by booking through the website: myhealthnow.com.au

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or many years a growing number of people have become disillusioned, or have completely rejected the traditional story of religion. At the same time, for many years a growing number of writers and a growing body of science has been confirming the ancient spiritual understanding that ‘we are all one’ – that the entire cosmos is one interconnected and indivisible whole. But despite these two concurrent developments, few seem to have put two and two together. So let’s try and do that right now: Science now confirms that the entire universe, with its hundreds of billions of galaxies, each with hundreds of billions of stars, is One inextricably interconnected, and indivisible Whole. The fields of quantum entanglement, string theory, noetics, and cosmology, amongst others, tell us that we are literally all connected – that there is no separation between you, me, or any other ‘part’ of creation – including that ‘part’ we have called God. In fact science tells us that in Ultimate Reality there are no parts – there is no “other,” and that the uniquely human trait of experiencing oneself as an isolated being, separate in any way from the rest of creation, is what Einstein referred to as a ‘delusion of consciousness,’ and the root cause of all

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conflict and violence in the world. So what? So, in realising that you are literally All That Is, what becomes profoundly apparent, is that You are literally infinite, You are literally eternal, You are literally God, and You are literally Me: You are infinite – You are everyplace and everywhere. There is nowhere in the unimaginable vastness of the cosmos (or beyond the cosmos) that You are not. You are eternal – You have always been, and You always will be. Before and during the 14 billion year history of the universe, during and after the unimaginably vast future of the universe. You will never end. You are God – if there is a concept of God that can either be proved or disproved then that concept is not God. God is the sum reality of all that is – whatever that is – and therefore the only reality. That reality is incontestable. Being one with all there is You are not a part of that reality – that reality is You! You are Me – as You are quite literally one with all that is, You are quite literally every ‘other’ person, every ‘other’ being, and every ‘other’ physical object on the living earth and beyond. In realising this truth you realise that everything you do to ‘another’ you do to Yourself. This is an incredibly profound and transformative message. It is so counter to the story modern society

and mainstream religion tells us, and so contrasting to the inner experience of most individuals. But it is the story that has been told by Indigenous cultures, enlightened masters, prophets, sages, and mystics throughout human history. It’s the story told by those around whom modern religions emerged in the first place. And it is the unifying, all-butforgotten truth that still lies at the heart of every religion and spiritual tradition today. What is most telling and exciting today however, is that as these truths are now being confirmed by the most revered religion of our day – that of science – we are now rediscovering these ancient truths that quite literally unite us all. This new cosmological story, which echoes ancient spiritual truths, can provide a spirituality that all people might engage with. As a secondary school teacher, and having worked in various ministry roles within schools, I have seen just how predominant the notion is today of individuals who are ‘spiritual but not religious.’ Young people today know they are connected to something greater than themselves, but are crying out for a story about life, the universe, and God that they can relate to – one that is aligned with modern science and consciousness. I truly believe this is that story.

As a teacher of Science and of Study of Religion, I have never seen any conflict between science and spirituality. In fact, I have found modern cosmology, quantum mechanics, and various other fields telling The New Story of Cosmology to create a world filled with even greater wonderment and awe than even our distant ancestors could have imagined. Rather than deadening God and the universe, I believe modern science confirms an infinite, eternal, and divine cosmos of which we are all One. The New Story of Cosmology is the story of the Cosmos, which is the story of God, which is the story of You. It is a breathtakingly epic journey through space, time and consciousness, into eternity and divinity, and eventually, into Oneness. It is my hope that all those who suffer from conflict and division, and all those confused within their own faith and spirituality, might discover this new-ancient story, and enjoy the peace, belonging and purpose it provides. MARK ELLISON is teacher, retreat facilitator and a husband and father of four. He has a Masters of Educational Leadership, a Bachelor of Applied Science, and a Certificate III in Systematic Theology. He is author of the website and blog youareme.com Contact: mark@youareme.com

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teachers to tell them how it is and what to and when to shine. Life is not about being happy it is about results”. My heart thumped and my mouth went dry and I flashed back to Mrs Gill (RIP), my Grade 4 teacher! For me school was my heaven and escape and I loved each teacher I ever had. That was until grade 4! Mrs Gill was very oldfashioned and believed art to be a gray lead pencil only, sit at your desk and

ne of my most favourite things that brought me a sense of heaven at school was to play sport, do art and crafts and mathematics. When we had free time for art and craft, time escaped and I was in pure paradise. I was definitely not on this plane or this consciousness and I could feel myself as pure creation. Being able to tap in to the absolute creator energy was the ultimate pleasure. Then when we had mathematics tests I was in this state again but this time much more grounded. SO why am I sharing this? Well recently I was asked to teach teachers about the 4 Millennium Children® Personalities and I was trying to explain how children can access BLISS any time and when they be themselves and share their gifts they are in pure potentiality and shining their brilliance. If they dare to dream they can be, do, have their heart’s desires.

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ould you let that red light fade into insignificance instead of racing the traffic with a pounding heart? Doctors are a long way from a solution. They are well trained to “put out fires” in specialty areas rather than preventing dysfunctional collapse. Just like a Band-Aid stuck over the warning light on the dash of your car, you can remove the tumor, but the cause still remains. Subconscious counselling is a bit like updating your mind’s software. Low brainwaves in childhood allow fast learning for survival. A child’s emotional shock waves often cause negative beliefs to be put in place. These negative reactive patterns create layers, that when the core is removed help to heal physical symptoms establishing happiness and well-being. “Holly” was desperate for help due to anxiety, pain, insomnia, and physical exhaustion. Misdiagnosis had put her through an unnecessary medical procedure. Medication gave her little relief and her health was going

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his girlfriend with her elbow pressing on his head trying to ease the constant agony. Where was he keeping his negative emotions? You guessed it! In his head! “Linda” was in her 60s struggling with her health after a breast mastectomy, fearful of developing lymphedema, a symptom of the surgery. Her mother had died when she was an infant and her father re-married. At 18 she found out why she looked and felt so different from her siblings. Therapy helped her to develop compassion towards her adoptive mother, releasing the emotions from her chest. When she developed symptoms of lymphedema we empowered her mind to release the fluid and bring it under control. Most clients re-discover their bliss after only a few sessions, having changed their beliefs with a wonderful drug free therapy. (Names have been changed for privacy.) mindlinkhypnotherapy.com.au

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empower other young women. The driven team at Eco Tan also feels the strength of the company’s heartbeat. Mitzi Cartwright, Eco Tan’s longest sales manager, isn’t surprised by the company’s success. She said, “we have incredible products, with beautiful ingredients that help so many girls. Once you try our products you’re addicted! It’s amazing to see how many people who generally aren’t able to use self-tanning products due to the ingredients whose lives have changed since discovering our brand”. This proudly owned and operated Australian company is set for continued worldwide success as their innovative and health conscious beauty product range continues to grow. Having recently been invited to present to one of the United Kingdom’s largest retailers is an indication of what is to come for this Gold Coast-founded company. We could not be more excited to see how Eco Tan flourishes in the next few years. ecotan.com.au

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pril is a great month, and it’s my birthday month too, so let’s celebrate our pets’ health in this

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with poor gut tone. Regaining these dogs their bliss factor may involve calming behaviour training, mind games, exercise, and giving them a job. Limit the vaccines – after their puppy shots, just get an antibody titre test performed, the vast majority are well protected, with good immunity covered for at least five years, if not life. Our clinic performs these relatively inexpensive tests in house, in about 17 minutes. Preservatives and dyes in most dry foods such as Erythrosine (red dyes), BHT, BHA and Sulfite allergies are very common. Sulfites are common food additives used as preservatives to prevent discoloration of foods. Using a homeprepared diet eliminating preservatives, food colourings, wheat and gluten is likely to be helpful. There is also a skin diet on our website. Just stop feeding your animal friends all commercial foods, especially all dry kibble is your first step. Fixing the gut biome needs to favour non-inflammatory foods and adding probiotics is next. Feed more fresh foods, more omega-3 fatty acids, add turmeric and make your own treats with sweet

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sorghum and other gluten free flours plus add some eggs and butter. You can remove most of the sugar from a basic butter cookie recipe and substitute gluten free flours, adding chia seeds, more eggs, dried powdered liver, and turmeric plus some ginger and spirulina – dogs love these! Some essential supplements include omega-3 fatty acids. A German study published in the journal “Allergy” found people who have diets rich in omega-3 fatty acids suffer from fewer allergy symptoms. Good sources of omega-3 fatty acids are grass fed meat, fish, flaxseed and eggs. We stock an omega-3 blend of flax and cod liver oil, available with our large selection of low allergenic foods and ‘Vets’ All Natural grain free blends’.

http://blogs.mercola. com/sites/vitalvotes/ archive/2008/06/05/ReliefFrom-Hay-Fever--Provided-byBacteria.aspx – probiotics given throughout allergy season lower the levels of an antibody that triggered allergy symptoms. They also had higher levels of a different antibody (IgG), thought to play a protective role against allergic reactions. We carry a particularly helpful brand called Entrapro. Good quality probiotics must be refrigerated to remain effective. Other sources of probiotics are kefir, yoghurt (with no sugar) kim chi and sauerkraut. Give a small amount of LOCALLY grown organic honey daily – the pollens are converted by the bee to honey and will act as a desensitising hypoallergenic “shot” given orally. There is no single way to eliminate allergies, but when good people come together and commit to cooperative efforts, many allergy patients can be helped. Using a balanced approach of supportive and symptom controlling

treatments including environmental control, mowing the grasses weekly, ridding the ground of allergenic weeds, washing the pollens off, washing the dog regularly and using antihistamines, occasional cortisone, Chinese herbs and diet changes, you can achieve maximum results to regain your dog’s bliss. animalwellness.com.au

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