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bundance, abundance, it makes you feel good just saying the word!

Although, I do have to admit that this was quite an intense edition to put together and I’ll tell you why…because I got to look at this issue (and myself) in a way that most people may not get the opportunity to in their average week… Once I decided on the theme of abundance, I sent emails out to contributors about the theme, talked to advertisers, wrote about and edited articles on the topic, was invited to workshops, was given books to read, dreamt about it...and even my partner walked around the house (half joking/half serious) repeating the word ‘abundance’ for at least two months… let me tell you ‘abundance’ was in my face for a good eight weeks – what an opportunity eh? Interestingly, I have always felt abundant in my life in terms of loving the work I’ve been involved with and experiencing/sharing great love and joy in so many ways… not to mention feeling happy to be alive for no particular reason!

Plenty more insights came after meeting and interviewing internationally renowned energy facilitators Gary Douglas (Founder of Access Consciousness) and Dr Dain Heer (on the cover!) this month… check out the interview on page 4/5. As always the opinions in this magazine are by no means the gospel and there is no one ‘right’ way of doing things, what works for one person may not for another, so keep open to receive and in-joy!

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Accessing Abundance By Vanessa Finnigan

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t was a windy, rainy night, as I drove to Peregian Beach to meet internationally renowned facilitators Gary Douglas and Dr Dain Heer for the first time. I was aware of the sound of rain falling on the roof of my car being in symphony with the rattles and groans my car was making on the drive up… mmm what’s the theme for this month again? Oh yeah – abundance… Was the universe trying to tell me something? How many of us have an area (or many areas) of our lives where we don’t feel abundant? I know there were times in the past where I thought living a life of consciousness was about being ‘desire and attachment free’ with plenty of selfsacrifice. After meeting Gary (70) who is the founder of ‘Access Consciousness’ (a worldwide energy transformation modality) and his co-facilitator Dain (42), it hit home to me on a deeper level that everything is energy, and abundance is a very subjective experience… but we need to be willing to be in the flow of receiving and ‘gifting’ and be who we really are.

“We have come to so-many conclusions about what is right. Every conclusion or fixed point-of-view we take, creates a limitation we cannot overcome. In Access Consciousness, we start-out trying to teach you to ask a question. We would like you to-get-to the capacity to be

So why is it hard to be our true, infinite selves? Gary says we’re often trained and ‘entrained’ from when we are kids to give up our point of view in favour of somebody else’s. We shut down our own awareness and knowing in order to ‘fit in’. Dain says, “We’ve been taught to judge ourselves from day one. Judge first and never ask questions after that.” Gary and Dain believe, ‘consciousness includes everything and judges nothing’ and asking questions is a potent and liberating tool. While they are not aligned with any religious teaching, they say the bible states ‘ask and you shall receive’. Sounds simple… So a typical ‘Access Consciousness’ question might be: ‘What else can I create from here?’ or ‘What else is possible?’ which can be asked when things feel stuck or even when things are going ‘well’. Gary says, “The reason for asking a question is to have awareness not answers. Then you give up that place where you try to come to a conclusion to determine if you’re right or wrong with the answer you got.” He comments that awareness grows with time… and the energy around an issue shifts and opens the doors to new ways and possibilities. Dain says, “your world changes all of a sudden, and things

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a question. When you are being a question nothing controls you. Every answer or fixed pointof-view you have controls you. When you are being a question, all of the information you receive creates a desire for change and possibility.” Gary Douglas

‘show up easier’. It’s more fun to be alive and you feel like you are riding the wave instead of being dumped by it.” The logo of Access Consciousness is the dandelion which grows anywhere and if you blow the seed apart it will go anywhere and seed itself and grow even more. Gary says this analogy is true for them as they never know where the work is going to take them or how it’s going to evolve.

‘Access Consciousness’ imparts practical tools to change what’s not working without the ‘aura fluffing’. The pragmatic tools claim to help people step out of the judgements and be bold enough to stop making all their quirks ‘wrong’. So what happens if life isn’t going very smoothly? They say you can make a demand that things change and or ask a question. It also requires an ability to let go of the limiting beliefs and take action when required. Dain and Gary say ‘how’ things actually show up is the Universe’s domain. Like anything, it’s important to try the tools out and see how they work for you. Dain says he was part of many ‘selfimprovement groups’ in the past but

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Gary is the only one he’s worked with that ‘hasn’t cut his knees out from under him to prove he was greaterr than him’. He says Gary always empowers people and there is no ‘Access centre’ or head office, no guru who has all the answers. Money too tight to mention? What if money wasn’t the problem? Over the last few years we have been reminded continuously of the global financial crisis and for many this has led to fear and over cautiousness around money. Dain says we take on the thoughts, s, feelings and opinions of those around und us all the time, when they are not actually tually true for ourselves. When we worryy about not ‘having enough’ or ‘losing it all’ ll’ this hi creates a constriction and stops the flow of energy and usually the flow of money. Gary also says every word has an energy attached to it. In the world of money and abundance often people talk about ‘manifesting’ wealth (interestingly manifest means ‘how it shows up’ not that it actually shows up – so Gary believes it’s important to be ‘actualising’ money to bring it into existence). Gary asks: What if having greater possibilities in your life has nothing to do with manifesting? If you lived life from a celebration and not from obligation and a ‘to do’ list… what would you chose? What if you died tomorrow… would you have said all the things you needed to say? Have you lived your life with joy? If we are infinite beings shouldn’t there be infinite possibilities for what we can do? Would an infinite being not have money? At the same time Gary and Dain say they have experienced great wealth in their lives but admit it didn’t buy them happiness. They both feel a sense of personal meaning comes from expressing your ‘You-ness’ in the world and helping others to do the same. “When you see people come out of the judgements of themselves it’s a gift and it’s way more

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a Bars session) which completely changed his life. Eventually he went on to become a facilitator and he developed his own Energetic Synthesis of Being classes and as a result thousands of people’s lives have been transformed. Access Consciousness has expanded quickly to over 30 countries, with hundreds of Access facilitators all around the world who work with individuals and businesses from diverse backgrounds. They were also very generous with their time, in fact the time just flew, (I didn’t think too much about the ‘right’ questions to ask, it just flowed) and at times, I felt like I was being entertained by two stand-up comedians! Gary says the key is to not take life too seriously and he believes laughter is both expansive and restorative. They say just by you being you – you can change the world! Holistic Bliss, February 2012

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„The Joy of Cooking: Food Made with Love‰ By Vanessa Finnigan

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here’s something very special about Simone Butler… she is definitely not your average chef, and I personally believe she is a lady who creates magic with food! I recently met Simone when I enjoyed a meal at ‘Key Restaurant’ in Maleny. I felt like I had stepped into a whole new world of African, Caribbean and Moroccan food fusion. The African gospel music in the background and classic Hinterland views from the breezy deck set the scene for what I was about to experience. Simone was inspired to become a chef/restaurateur after she turned on an episode of ‘Oprah’ a few years ago out of the blue, which featured middle aged women who left their boring jobs to follow their passion in work and in life. This got Simone thinking about her real passions in life: food, cooking and connecting with people. Then about a year ago she and husband Luke bought and transformed Key Restaurant. Originally from Ghana in Africa, Simone was taught from a young age how to cook traditional fare by her mum . She

also travelled extensively and experienced many different cuisines around the world, (while completing degrees in Arts and Law). As a child, she was also inspired by a local chef in Ghana who ran cooking classes and also practised ‘food as medicine’, helping people recover from various ailments and diseases such as allergies and diabetes. Since this time Simone has had a fascination with the healing power of food. Simone has experienced certain food allergies herself over the years and has introduced whole foods to her diet and found natural substitutes for ingredients in the traditional recipes. Both at home and in the restaurant she cooks with fresh local produce including hormone, chemical free chicken and meats. Half of the dishes on the menu are slow cooked (for more than three days) and none of the dishes are deep fried. She also has a passion for making deserts which use either fruit or natural sweeteners. Simone’s philosophy is simple, “Do what you love and what you do doesn’t feel like work.”

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Honouring Emotion is the Key to Abundance By Vanessa Bushell

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free to create an abundant life? The answer jumps up and hits me in the face… emotions! I am scared to be successful, scared to be free, scared of being judged. Self-loathing, fear of abandonment and persecution seep into my consciousness. Anger and guilt… and so the story goes! In a nut shell, I realised I limit myself because I am avoiding the possibility of unpleasant emotions. I do not trust I could withstand the intensity of emotion if I were to fail… or maybe even to succeed. Emotions are one of the most misunderstood and poorly represented aspects of being a human in Western society. We are often given incredibly unhelpful messages about our emotions, such as ‘get over it’, ‘stop over reacting’ or ‘you’re too emotional’. This only leaves us feeling ashamed and empty inside. We often then start to believe there is something wrong with us, just for feeling the way we do. If we see a doctor, our emotions are then often medicated, which leads to further suppression and disconnection. We have lost the art of

being present with our emotions. The consequence of this mentality is disconnection from ourselves, our relationships, our culture, and with our environment. Reconnecting with emotions and learning to withstand their intensity is the answer. Identifying emotional wounds held in the body, and knowing the difference between which emotions are telling you something important about what is happening in your current circumstances, and which are emotional wounds from the past. Learning to honor emotions and listen to the messages behind them will result in you feeling comfortable in your own skin. Mindfulness practices are another essential ingredient in balancing emotions and not getting caught in them. It’s all about learning to surf the waves of emotion rather than get dumped by them or caught in a rip and carried out to sea! By Vanessa Bushell, Conscious Solutions, Coolum Beach, Phone: 0424 507 101 www.conscioussolutions.com.au

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SIMPLE ABUNDANCE By Raelene Byrne

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he theory and understanding that we are abundant beings living on an abundant planet, has been filling our inboxes, blogs, thoughts and workshops for the last few years and a whole niche market around how to create abundance in our lives has evolved. The world at large has now embraced the reality that to create more abundance and to enjoy it, we must think it, feel it, breathe it, use emotion to magnetise it into our lives, express gratitude, desire it , use affirmations and visualise it. All these avenues and techniques that we engage in to ‘bring’ what we perceive as abundance into our lives are principally reminding us to ‘align’ with the creative force of the universe. Not one that is outside of us, but the one pulsing energy of source that we are all connected to in our spirit. We need to look at what ‘abundance’ means to each of us in life. We all have our own personal understanding of what it would mean to us to be more ‘abundant’. Some think it is more

prosperity or wealth, others see it as a level of plenty around wellness, health, friendships, love, family, peaceful sharing. All the foundations that gift us the true sense of being the abundant beings that we are. What of the infinite abundance that we have access to in our very spirit and soul? The authentic us, the real energy of who we are, which has a unfathomable depth of knowledge, wisdom, peace and stillness that is easily accessible by simply dropping into our inner world. Using the breath, our own powerful navigational device that allows us to visit the treasure chest of our inner world. We work towards creating abundance in our external life, the trappings of it, the physicality which reflects and reminds us that we have the ability to create and bring to life all that we desire. Simple abundance is the inner shift that allows us to live in a state of gratitude, simplicity, authenticity, harmony, appreciation and grace. Everything is energy, and we create

our world with our thoughts, which are pulses of energy, true abundance is coming from within ourselves. All we are doing is focusing and harnessing the energy of our spirit into bringing forth the abundance that we are. The thing is, that what we are seeking is not outside of us, everything we need we already have within. How many times do we need to hear this until we understand it? The tools to create all that we need in life are thriving within each of us and we only need to open to that to bring forth the true abundance of who we are. Simple abundance is a way of being. Once you connect to your spirit, engage in communication with your authentic self, you will see that abundance is already there. Be grateful for all that you have, all that you are and all that you can create. You are a catalyst for change, just by visiting your abundant inner world. Namaste www.medicineforyourspirit.com Photo Adori Studios

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What is the true meaning of ABUNDANCE? By Jean Sheehan, Principal – Millennium Education

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he Oxford Dictionary describes ABUNDANCE as ‘a full or ample supply or amount’. Ancient spiritual teachings say it is ‘absolute love and empowerment’. In life we are taught to focus on poverty, lack and incompleteness. We receive these messages from family, the media and the education system. If we apply the dictionary meaning to our lives – ‘full and ample supply/amount’, we would look at life as perfect, just in different stages of knowing. This law applies to every aspect of our life. In Western countries there is an epidemic of obesity, diabetes and cancer. According to Medical Intuition these diseases relate to lack of abundance – or lack or love. 1. Obesity – hiding & not feeling fulfilled. The full feeling resembles love. Some people over eat to ‘fill’ the loneliness or do not feel loved. 2. Diabetes – allowing anxiety to overtake the situation and working from the ‘fear’ based mind. With fear there is no abundance/love. 3. Cancer – a pathway of selfdestruction and hidden secret. Generally

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hen I was a kid, it may have been my mother or some other tall mentor who said to me “Do what you love and the money will follow”. That sounded like sage advice but who was prepared to pay me for playing computer games and watching TV? My sisters before me had found jobs at McDonald’s, so I followed

their path and ended up doing seven years as a McSoldier whilst I finished high-school and university. Oops, did I say that I ‘finished’ university? Well, only in the way that you can say that you finished your dinner when you have had enough and you have left half of it on your plate. Uni was finished according to me; just not finished according to my lecturers, department heads or my parents! Whilst at university and working hard as a McSoldier, someone else had told me that labouring, retail and hospitality were all just exchanging hours for money. “The big dollars are in sales,” they said to me, and because I had seen salespeople driving shiny new cars, I believed them. Apparently, if you sold cars, houses or

other things, you could do one hour of work and get paid a week worth of income. Being that I was both lazy and greedy, I decided to try the avenue of working for one hour and getting paid for one week. Yes, I found that it worked: sales was a great industry and good salespeople were richly rewarded. However, they also experienced plateaus, depression and occasionally, substance abuse. I received further advice from an absolute guru in sales who advised me that, eventually, people stop buying from ‘normal’ sales people who sold ‘normal’ products. This made sense: once your client has three cars, six houses and four vacuum cleaners, they will probably stop buying. My guru advised me, “if you want to make money, don’t work with products, work directly with money. People will eventually have enough products. They can never get enough money.” Astonished by his simple genius, I spent the next few years learning all that I could about money. I became the most educated financial adviser that I knew:

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onna Sewell is the Principal Solicitor of See Well Law. See Well Law is a full service commercial law firm that offers a broad range of services throughout the Noosa Tewantin area. The firm’s main areas of practice include: Asset Protection; Building and Construction; Contract and Commercial Law; Conveyancing and Real Property; Corporate and Business Law; Family Law; Franchising; Intellectual Property; Leases and Licences; Superannuation; Trusts; and Wills & Estate Planning. See Well Law’s professional team is comprised of owner and principal solicitor, Donna Sewell, who has been a legal practitioner for over eight years and is the only solicitor on the Sunshine Coast who is also a registered trademark attorney. Amy Ryan and Ryan Nattrass assist Donna as graduate/trainee solicitors and Kayla Castellano manages the firm’s conveyancing transactions. See Well Law prides itself on their dedication to client satisfaction. The team enjoys serving a wide range of clientele throughout not only the Sunshine Coast, but Australia. With so much experience and drive to succeed, rest assured that these local people will take care of your professional and personal needs.

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A woman with a vision for the community!

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aura Di Mambro set up ‘Higher Visions’ in May 2011 after a series of huge wake up calls. Within a period of one year, she went through four major events: she spent most of her pregnancy in hospital with the threat of miscarriage (and on one occasion was rushed to the cardiac ward), she then gave birth to her son Elliot, ten weeks prematurely, he weighed a mere 1kilo. Shortly after this she had two emergency surgeries after an abnormal pap smear and finally she received the most devastating news that her mother was diagnosed with stage four cancer. Laura’s mum sadly passed away in March 2011, less than a year after her diagnosis. Laura says, “I believe these experiences were all part of my soul’s journey which would help me grow spiritually. I’m not sure I would be the person I am now if I hadn’t experienced these events.” “There was one particular time I was lying in the hospital in severe pain when all of a sudden the light above me just started to dim and then brighten. This

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continued for a couple of minutes. I felt a huge warmth around me and I knew everything would be ok. The midwife experienced this – I think she was rather spooked! This was the start of many experiences. I also believe that many heart related conditions are all part of the awakening process. I rarely suffer now from the severe increased heart rate and palpitations I had previously.” So many people are experiencing change across the board and are starting to dispose of things in their lives that do not serve them any purpose. This is all part of the big shift that is currently occurring. These challenging events seem to make you look at life with a different perspective. You start to see what’s really important in life. “Even with the major setbacks I have experienced, this is one of the happiest times of my life now I have set up Higher Visions. It gives me complete satisfaction and I’m so excited about what I’m creating. I love working with the community and helping individuals grow and reach their potential as well as working with some very talented people

and creating some amazing unique events,” says Laura. It is Higher Visions’ heartfelt objective to be a support to those in the community who are seeking change, clarity and/or expansion in their lives and for those who wish to raise their consciousness to live a more fulfilling life. Many people are ‘waking up’ or questioning who and what they really are so it’s a great time of change. The organisation runs monthly evening groups with guest speakers as well as casual lunch gatherings, various workshops for adults & kids and unique events such as the Sunshine Coast Mind Body & Soul Expo. For more information visit: www.highervisions.com.au

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The 2012 Mind, Body & Soul Weekend is proudly sponsored by Holistic Bliss Magazine, Millennium Education & Universal Life Tools.

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his is the 2nd event of its kind on the Sunshine Coast and has doubled in size due to the tremendous feedback and support it received the first time around. This magical event will consist of approximately 90 exhibitors from around the Sunshine Coast. Some of the Coast’s renowned practitioners, therapists, healers and specialists along with a diverse range of holistic, natural and spiritual products will be present. The expo is an opportunity to gather many of the Coast’s specialists and businesses in one space, to support them by giving them the opportunity to promote their services and to bring more awareness to the community. It’s a place where individuals can gather more information on a particular area to help them with their awareness, self development or current wellbeing. Attendees can indulge in a range of information, experiences and activities over the course of the weekend. Various seminars will take place on an array of subjects and modalities. Two days of demonstrations to involve participants

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along with some amazing live performances. ‘Really it’s more like a mini festival than an expo as we have live performances, food and refreshments as well as interactive workshops. The energy created in one space is incredible,’’ says Laura. The event is family focused and encourages parents to bring their kids. “It is important to listen to our children and provide a balanced medium for them. Children are special and have an important part to play for future generations and the evolution of human consciousness. Higher Visions wishes to celebrate and encourage children to enjoy and use their natural gifts,” she says. Therefore this event is just as much for families as it is for individuals and so a diverse group of people can attend and experience the energy of what the Sunshine Coast has to offer. Included in this great community event are free activities and workshops for the children as well as free healing to the under 16s which will be available at set times throughout the weekend performed by

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Healthy Abundance By Melinda Bingley, Personal Trainer

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believe abundance is about being happy and successful in all areas of your life. They all work in together; no point having a happy relationship, a great career and all the money in the world, if you have poor health. So ultimately you need to start with good health. In life you have choices; you have a choice to be as healthy as you can be. Yes, I do understand some have limitations, but it is still about making better choices to develop a healthy lifestyle which has a positive impact on your overall health. I want to share my passion for a healthy, happy, active lifestyle (which I continuously express to my friends/ family and clients)… Firstly, I like to go to bed at a

consist of chicken/fish/lean meat and tuna with salads or green vegies. I eat every 2-3 hours… A MUST! No excuse! I drink 2-3 litres of water a day. Ten per cent of the time I will break these rules. On the weekends I get so excited; it’s my time to play, catch up with friends and get adventurous on the Coast. I will either go for a mountain climb, wakeboard, bike ride or Kayak over to Bribie Island which then includes relaxing, swimming and reading. Anything active, anything fun! I love life, I love moving my body, I love appreciating the Coast, and I love sharing this with amazing friends/family and clients. It’s infectious! Taking action and taking control with regards to your health is the biggest step to feeling empowered and you will feel passionate about taking action in other areas of your life. I love helping as many people as I can to become passionate about their health and reap the rewards!

reasonable hour, as I love waking early when the sun comes up; it is a start to a beautiful day on the Sunshine Coast waiting to be appreciated. I will start the day with a glass of water and a healthy breakfast either oats/ berries/yoghurt/protein powder/banana or eggs on wholegrain toast. I have olive leaf, macca powder, vitamin C, and my multi vitamin to look after my body which has a positive impact on my health. On week days, I will start work early so when I finish around lunch, I will block out time to train… it’s a must! I will do either a weights session, cardio session, or outdoor run. Some days I think of so many things ‘I need to do’, but my choice is I am worth investing some time in ‘me’ and doing what ‘I want to do’, so it’s all about choices. During the week I also love to participate in dance class, yoga, and I find walking my dogs very relaxing. I am always prepared for the week with healthy snacks such as: blueberry banana protein jumbles, date balls, boiled eggs and cut up fruit. My main meals

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or many business owners, business expansion and growth is limited by the financial resources available. What if there could be another way? Using one simple tool from Access Consciousness, a salesperson doubled their $40,000 monthly budget in just 3 days! Would you be willing to create possibilities like that in your business? Creating and generating your business using these potent tools is fun, fast and easy. You could start by asking ‘Can I have the money now please?’ whenever you have a moment. This is the tool the salesperson above used! Have you ever considered how much the entire universe would like to contribute to you and your business? Or are you the only source of what is possible? When we ask for what we truly desire instead of thinking about what we haven’t got, so many more possibilities become available! So, if you could create and generate anything in your business, beyond the limits of your current financial situation, what would that look like? Would you be willing to ask for that

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February 4: Neptune moves into Pisces and

moon falls in Leo. For the next two weeks,

February 19: The month of Pisces begins,

stays for 13 years until 2025! From now on,

indulge your inner Lion. Celebrate the good

kicking off with the Pisces new moon on

there’s no point complaining about anything.

things in your life. Be big. Be bold. Have

Feb 22. The sun now joins Neptune and

That’s the lower vibration of Pisces, and golly

some fun. Let your mane down.

the moon in Pisces. Dreams can come true

goddess, where does it get you? And you

under this wonderful influence. If you feel

know those people whose negativity gets you

February 8: Saturn moves retrograde in

your dreams are still ridiculously intangible,

down? From now till 2025 you are going to

Libra till June. Not even six months of

cart yourself off to a reputable energy healer

be about as tolerant of them as King Herod

Saturn retrograde can halt the tremendously

who can help you ground your intentions,

was of the baby Jesus. The most loving thing

positive stars for 2012. In fact, this transit

because 2012 is the year to manifest all that

you can do is recognise that you’re over it.

just increases your powers of diplomacy. If

‘potential’ that’s been floating around in your

There’s no time any more to rescue anyone

necessary, review your life and make sure it’s

aura for the last 50 life-times or so. I mean,

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the one you want.

On the bright side, Neptune in Pisces will help even the most depressed person find their way back to their heart. So relax and attune yourself to the higher vibration of

February 14: St. Valentine’s Day. Jupiter links up with Chiron, bringing the potential for deep healing in romantic relationships. The only credentials you need are time

this long-term Neptune influence, which

and an open heart. If you and your partner

is blissful surrender to your Higher Self. Neptune in Pisces is set to make you more intuitive, more peace-loving, and more inclined to seek the easiest path forward. Halleluiah!

why wait until 2013? Follow your passions and the entire cosmos will support you. The world is not going to end. That’s not what the Mayan calendar predicts. All that will come to an end is the tedious old past. So let yourself be reborn. Let’s go for it.

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Abundance with ancient wisdom By Dalila

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ver since I was a very young child (approximately 3 years of age), I remember feeling a very strong connection to ancient Egypt and the pyramids. I would sit and draw the pyramids, ankhs and Egyptian symbols for hours. My mother was quite baffled because in those days on the Island where I grew up, no one could afford a TV and we were too poor to afford books, so she had no idea where these images and symbols were coming from. Eventually I moved to Australia as an adult and one day when I was living in Brisbane, I received guidance to work with the Goddess Isis energy and transform it to a modern way to assist people to heal. I resisted this guidance for quite some time. My body froze, I could not move or speak, my brain showed lumps, my then partner and sister-in-law who witnessed everything became very concerned for me. My partner spoke of this to an Herbalist and then wanted to take me to the doctors as he thought I had cancer in the brain. After discovering I was in good

health, I decided to accept the guidance and work with the Isis energy and it opened up a whole new world for me and others who I worked with. Visions of worlds upon worlds unfolded more and more as well as insights into my past lives in Egypt. Some of these experiences were very eerie. Interestingly, In Egypt, Goddess Isis breathed life into her dead husband and brought him back to life. She was the nurturer, healer and mystic highly revered in Egypt. This energy is very much part of my healing work. Working with energy such as the Kundalini energy can also help to get back to our true selves and reclaim our abundance. The sacred Kundalini energy is located at the base of the spine; it needs gentle nurturing and awakening with wisdom. It is a process and has many benefits: it is able to release negative energies such as fear, diseases, lack of self-love and promotes self-improvement on different levels. Kundalini energy needs to be supported by healthy and organic

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Having my cake and eating it too! By Tanya Arnold, Pupcake Queen

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or more than three years, I have dreamt of having my own cake business. Cake is a way in which I can express my love and appreciation for others. It brings people together and is the symbol of celebration. Up until recently, this had remained a dream only, and now, I am starting 2012 in pursuit of my heart and my dreams – to make pupcakes – creative and nutritious cakes for dogs. Dogs have always played a pivotal role in my life. They have the ability to pick you up and bring you instantly into your heart. I had always planned on making cakes for people as I never thought my dog cake idea would be possible. That was, until a good friend of mine, and dog lover, encouraged me to pursue pupcakes, and so I did. Working in the corporate world, I did the usual 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday job. I succeeded in many roles, and was promoted, often, with greater responsibility and opportunities. Greater status and more money continued to be thrown my way, though deep down I knew I was longing to pursue my dreams.

One day, I finally woke up and admitted to myself that it atest was time to face my greatest o follow fears, and in doing so, to my heart. So in October 2011, I advised my work that I would be leaving in January 2012. nt time to This gave me sufficient d set up ‘I do the ground work and Love Pupcakes’. akes look I love that our pupcakes so a like real cakes and are also healthy meal. They are made using nutritional ingredients including: organic raw chicken, vegetables, yoghurt, honey, organic coconut and are decorated using fresh vegetable juices. They have been taste tested by our Golden Retriever, Malcolm, and Rosie our chocolate Labrador, with rave reviews. Pupcakes are a way for dog owners to show their friend how much they really love them. Not only do we make them as a special treat, we also make them to celebrate Birthdays, Christmas, Easter and other special occasions. The pupcakes come in a range of sizes

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Y y,  e By Eileen McLean

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n the shamanic world of power animals and spirit animal guides, Buffalo is the totem symbol of abundance. Buffalo helps us to remember that abundance is present when all relations are honored as sacred, and when gratitude is expressed in every part of life. So I started to think about this, and how it relates to our lives in the western world. Abundance means many things to many people. For most it comes down to happiness, having all that you need when you need it, friends and family, having enough to eat, and good health. For most people, abundance is a really positive thing but what about when abundance in society starts to have the opposite affect? I spoke to my parents about this, both in their 60’s. My mother grew up on a dairy farm in New Zealand and felt that she always had an abundance of meat, fruit and vegetables but they had to work hard for it. Her brothers went out and shot rabbits, deer or wild boar; her father farmed animals and provided for his large family by also growing crops and having fruit trees. It wasn’t always an easy

life but it was an abundant, plentiful one. e. ther My father, on the other hand, grew up in Scotland. and. They were on rations of items ms such as flour and sugar. Meat was a once a week treat, usually on a Sunday, and Friday night was fish, but he noted that both of his parents worked rked to afford this. Dad spoke of his grandmother dmother buying cheeks, hearts, liver, tongue, ngue, stomach from the butcher, because no part of the animal was wasted. There was no nice packaging to dissociate where it came from. Pet food didn’t come in a bag, and cats and dogs ate what was spare. Eggs were a luxury for most people, Dad said and he told me “we were lucky enough to have chickens in our backyard”. There were no factory farms, animals were respected for what they gave, and local suppliers of goods were supported. The conversations with my parents led me to think about how western society is abundant in produce. We can pick and choose what we will and won’t eat, more often than not we put animals

through horrendous conditions for the convenience of favoured cuts of meat and we purchase and throw away in abundance. Popping down to the store to purchase a new toaster instead of fixing the one we have is common practice. It may be cheaper in the short term but the cost to our planet is long term! Abundance is a beautiful thing. It is something I often ask for in all aspects of my life. However, I believe Abundance needs to go hand in hand with Respect and Gratitude. Abundance has little to do with what we acquire and more to do with how we feel!

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A picture says a thousand words Reading of Ainsely’s Baby:

She’s got to be loved, she’s got to be wanted, she’s got to be needed. A woman’s got to be loved.” Is the song that came bopping its way into the reading! (a Jenny Morris song from 1989). Your little baby is a very old soul and will always believe she is older than her age. She shows me a shaky heart in her hands and telling me she is tough but she has a fragile heart. She’s not talking medically but in sensitivity. She will always take on what other people say to her, take it to heart. She needs guidance on love as she is

asking for help. She shows me herself as a woman in a past life worn down, bruised and treated like ‘the pig out the back’. This life she wants kindness and love especially in her adult years. Her life will be about learning love. As a child I see her alone a lot, under the trees, watching the leaves. She may even possibly want to collect them. She sees stories in each fallen leaf. Ask her about these, encourage her to talk about them. Quiet and reserved, afraid to speak up as she doesn’t want to be reprimanded. I see you asking her lots of questions to know her thoughts and feelings. She will live by the rules, so be clear on what you want in place and when you are changing them. As she grows she will need the changes explained to her. As the song sings, let her always know why she is loved, why she is needed and wanted, not just by you (as her parents), for everyone and the planet. A sensitive soul, she will bring you love, companionship and a deeper understanding of self-love as you share your wisdom with her.

It’ll all be in her eyes when she looks at you. Crystals that assisted in the reading were Blue Lace Agate and Ruby in Fuschite. Blue Lace is helpful in expressing the honest feelings from the heart and Ruby in Fuschite helps in bouncing back after an emotional upset…. Two great crystals to keep in your baby’s room. With Gratitude, Nat Ainsley’s response: Beautiful thankyou so much Nat. It’s so perfect! For a free reading which will appear in the magazine, please contact Natalie Delforce. Email: natalie@kookaburraphotography.com

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Tread lightly Abundance relative to global warming By Mr Green

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his month the theme is abundance, I’d like to look at abundance relative to global warming. In terms of climate changes and global warming, you would have to say that the earth is ALWAYS in a state of abundance, that is: this and every other planet is in a perpetual place of fullness, completeness and abundance. How could it be otherwise? Mother Nature will always return the status quo to one of equilibrium and therefore: abundance. Let’s take a moment to look at this from the earth’s cycles of heating and cooling and ice ages and volcanoes, always evolving but always in abundance. Throughout these tumultuous and catastrophic changes, fauna and flora species may die off, become extinct but others take their place. One example would be a mild climate supporting mammals and birds, which then took the

place of a frozen planet which in its turn took the place of an extremely hot planet with rivers of molten magma and dinosaurs. Whether climate change is anthropogenic or not is completely irrelevant, the earth will accept what is occurring and adapt it into its continuous cyclical existence and in time (not very long in terms of planetary lifetimes but huge in terms of human life) return to equilibrium and at ALL stages throughout this change the earth will be in perpetual abundance. This may see some species come and some go, some change slightly and some completely, but one thing is for sure: it’s business as usual for the earth. Anyone who thinks that human kind can have any control over this or any other planetary shift is ludicrous! Having said that, what is the big

bru-ha-ha about climate change then? Well it’s not about the planet at all. It’s all about us – the human race. So what’s new, it’s always all about us; ‘the thinking man’s animal’. People, all people, if they are truly honest with themselves are not concerned about climate change for the sake of the earth or the birds or the animals or the plants or the oceans. They fear the change and its impact on themselves and their children and their descendants. That’s not to say that this too is not a noble cause but let’s put it into perspective. The earth is truly and really abundant and always will be and there’s nothing any of us can do about it. If only we, as humans, would reflect and realise our own special abundance, we may understand that there is no need to fear change as mother earth doesn’t fear us.

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