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his month we have a feature on ‘spirited living’ and as always in this magazine, ‘spirit’ or ‘spirited’ means different things to different people! Thank goodness, as it would be boring if we all thought in exactly the same way.

and went through the whole gamut of emotions. And after processing so much loss, I had a real sense of urgency to live my life and make some sort of impact on the world. My view of life and death changed and I acknowledged that our soul, spirit, being (whatever you like to call it) never dies. An incredible peace has come from realising how connected we all are to each other and also a different kind of ‘connection’ can still be had at times with loved ones who have passed. I really feel it’s a wonderful time to be living, in fact it’s a real privilege and I intend to make the most of it!! And what an honour to have internationally renowned speaker, multiple New York Times best-selling author and holistic icon, Caroline Myss on the cover this month, enjoy the story on page 14-15.

The feature has really inspired me to think about what ‘spirited living’ means to me… I see it as a process where you listen to and trust your wisdom so that life becomes more of an ease and flow. It’s also where you don’t take yourself or life too seriously and you actually experience the joy of being alive! Life hasn’t always been blissful, I remember saying goodbye to some dear souls and I went to nine funerals in nine years (seven of which were family members). I realised many, many things

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SOUL TO SOUL JULY 2015 EDITION VOLUME 70 ISSN: 1836-8840

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FOOD FOR THE SOUL 6 The Common Kitchen Ingredient for Heart Health 7 On the Road with Holistic Bliss: Retreat Review by Vanessa Finnigan 8 Keeping it Real in Winter! by Kristine S Matheson 10 A Winter Infusion that will make your Soul Dance… by Grace Love 12 Prevent Colds and Flus this Winter by Suzi Le Fanue COVER STORY 14-15 Caroline Myss Soul to Soul SPIRITED LIVING

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16 Are you Living or Just Existing? by Jean Sheehan 17 Visit a Future Self – Simple Time Travel by Shauna Teaken 18 What are you ACTUALLY asking for? 19 Spiritual Relationships: Start with Living your Purpose by Rebecca-Lee 20 Everyday Heroes by Michelle Lightworker 22-23 The 7 Spiritual Lessons I Learned from Yoga by Lauren Hagenbach 24 Channelling and ‘Knowing the “Who” in You!’ by Lis Blake 26 Breathing New Life in to Mooloolaba! by Jodie Rafter 27 Leaders in Accredited Natural Therapies Training 28 Are you an Uplifter of Energy or an Energy Vampire? by Jules O’Neill

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30 Is your Gut the Answer to Good Health? by Joel Grace 31 Tap your Way to a New Life by Esther Alexander 32 The Roadmap to Spirited Living by Justin Shute 33 Put the Zing back into your Cells by Sue Nelson 34-35 The Healing Story of Mrs AustraliaWorld by Andrew Dudek 36 Shungite: Protection from Electromagnetic Fields by Richard Giles 38 Float into Sublime Bliss RELATIONSHIPS, PARENTING AND KIDS

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The common kitchen ingredient for heart health

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fresh garlic extract or garlic powder. These include S-allyl cysteine (SAC), a water-soluble sulphur compound that is characteristic of Aged Garlic Extract. SAC is easily absorbed by the body, unlike the volatile oil-soluble compounds found in raw garlic and it promotes blood pressure lowering properties. AGE is scientifically proven to assist in the maintenance of a healthy cardiovascular system in healthy individuals. Heart disease is a major form of death in Australia and claims the lives of one Australian every 12 minutes. AGE has been shown to reverse the fatty deposits around the heart, reduce calcification in the arteries and lower blood pressure, according to breakthrough research. It may also help keep the heart and circulatory system healthy by naturally boosting blood circulation, as well as protecting cells from oxidative stress. Additionally, Aged Garlic Extract helps to reduce soft plaque within the arteries. Studies show that most heart attacks are caused by soft plaque which

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whip up amazing smoothies, decadent healthy cakes, kefir, tasty treats and she shared an incredible presentation on the health effects of chemicals in our everyday lives that blew us all away. In fact it blew Rod literally off his chair (he had actually been swinging on his chair on tiled floors lol), but never fear, he was unharmed and a little yoga loosened things up the next day. Sylvi Allan took most of the sublime yoga classes and was very attentive and patient with us all. In fact, I would say the care and kindness expressed from the team, was part of what made the retreat so special. And we enjoyed the small group format facilitated by Therese and Sylvi, as it allowed more opportunities to open up and share in a private and safe setting. Therese has a real interest in consciousness and well-being, and even though she and the whole Kerr family are in the spotlight, I found her to be very down to earth and it was a refreshing change to be in her presence. It was also lovely to meet Therese’s husband John and Tykey, their fluffy little white dog (who made a cameo appearance).

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Dash cayenne pepper or more if you like it spicy hot 3 cups almond milk or until the desired consistency is reached 2 shallots finely chopped for topping OPTIONAL: A dollop of cashew cream and a handful of parsley to sprinkle on top. Method: Blend all ingredients except the shallots and cashew cream in a highspeed blender until smooth and creamy. To warm soup place in a Thermomix on a warm setting around 39°C for half an hour or in a dehydrator at 43°C. If you do not have a dehydrator or Thermomix put in a casserole dish and place in the oven for about 30 minutes on low heat – no higher than 45°C. Leave the door of the oven open about half an inch. This will stop the oven from overheating the soup and keep the integrity of the nutrients of your soup intact.

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A winter infusion that will make your soul dance… WORDS & RECIPE GRACE LOVE

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t is not just about what you eat or drink, but also about how it is prepared or cooked. I know you all will relate to it. When you cook with love, you share love. I am sure it has happened to you at least once when you were eating something that you normally have but for some reason you did not feel well afterwards… have you thought that maybe, just maybe, when you have dined out the person who was making it might have been in a bad mood… or had a bad day… the energy transfers so easily; from one being to another. And when we are open, we take a lot in, don’t we? So next time YOU cook, make a little affirmation “I am love. I love the people I cook for. I love how the food nourishes our body, mind and soul” or pray beforehand “Let the love pour into this meal and be shared among those who eat it.” What I often do is I add love as one of the ingredients. It is that easy. The more love you put in, the more love you share, the more love you get back. And love is all that matters.

I even love winter these days… for its food… food warming the hearts… here is a recipe to warm your hearts and those around you.

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Prevent colds and flus this winter WORDS SUZI LE FANUE, BSc (Biomed) Naturopath

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t’s that time of year where we see so many folks suffering with colds, flus and infections. What can you do to try and prevent this? VITAMIN D Have you ever wondered why you are more susceptible to infections and prone to the “winter blues” in the cooler months? Much of this has to do with a lack of vitamin D. This amazing nutrient is essential for immune modulation and the lack of it can be linked to reduced moods, fatigue and an imbalanced immune system. We get it naturally from sunlight. This time of the year we tend to rug up, so this limits our exposure. Moreover, many people have issues converting it to its active form, particularly those with highly inflammatory conditions. I suggest having your levels checked and if you are deficient, consider supplementing it. The highest food sources of vitamin D include: fatty fish, beef liver and egg yolk. FERMENTED FOOD We live in a society where fermented foods are so unheard of. In most parts of the world they are a staple side dish. Fermented foods like sauerkraut and kimchi are loaded with good bacteria, which are great for helping the immune system. I am a strong advocate of taking steps on a daily basis to prevent illness, and this is one easy way to do that. Adding a couple of tablespoons to your

salad at lunch or vegies at dinner is an easy good bacteria booster. BONE BROTH Grandma and ancient wisdom knows best! Broth, particularly chicken, is an old remedy for those winter colds. It is packed full of gut health goodness like gelatin, chondroitin and glucosamine. When the bones are cooked they release many nutrients that make it very absorbable for us. This is especially important during winter. I often suggest either just drinking the broth or using it as a base in cooking for example in soups and casseroles. GUT HEALTH If you have digestive issues, I would recommend addressing those as a preventative measure. Bloating, constipation, lose bowels, IBS and reflux all indicate that your gut may be inflamed. The result? Suboptimal nutrient absorption. Just eating a good diet is not enough. You aren’t what you eat, but you are what you digest. NUTRIENT STATUS Nutrient depletion as a result of poor diet, stress, toxicity or medication can leave our immune system struggling to fight off infections. Nutrients such as zinc, vitamin A and vitamin C are all helpful to work at boosting our immunity. The best way to increase our nutrient status is to get back to basics with your diet. Eat according to

what is in season and eat the colours of the rainbow. By eating as many natural colours you are boosting your antioxidant status, which is so important before and especially after an infection to get you back into top shape. Processed foods and excess sugar can contribute to a sluggish immune system. The more we eat these foods the less room we will make in our diet for the nutrient rich foods. Ditch the packaged food and instead eat as nature intended. Clean and simple. LIFESTYLE Take a rest when you feel run down, sounds so easy, yet we often forget. When we are fatigued and stressed, our body is more susceptible to infection. Ongoing stress causes the body to release hormones that can cause immunity to reduce. On the flip side, doing things to relax and have fun will lift up our happy hormones and boost our immunity! Be careful not to over exercise if you are run down and instead opt for gentle exercise. Prevention is always better than cure. Addressing some of these tips is easy and can become part of your normal lifestyle. If you are prone to recurrent infections despite all your efforts I always recommend seeking both the advice of your GP and a Naturopath. integratedwellnessclinic.com.au

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“Intuition is not something you have to ‘develop’ any more than you have to develop your hearing or your eyesight. You are born with highly attuned survival skills, gut instincts, and a nervous system that lets you know when something is right or wrong, good or evil, safe or dangerous. “Truthfulness and self-awareness – the substance of self-esteem, makes a person a clear intuitive. Intuitive is not this lightening flash insight that gives a person a glimpse into the future. You create your future through the wise or careless choices you make each moment of your life. If you pay attention to your gut instincts in your everyday choices, you’ll become attuned to the constant flow of guidance that governs your life. People know more than they care to admit.” She mentioned depression and

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dis-ease can be perceived in a different way: “So many people are afraid to act on their guidance, so much so that they seek medication to repress it. They cycle into the depths of depression, not realising that they are depressed because they are trying to silence their intuition. They are depressed because they do not want to make different and more truthful choices in their life. Intuition is, in the end, the loudest presence in the human psyche.” I sort of felt like I knew Caroline after reading her book series and I was also fascinated to hear about what “a day in the life of Caroline Myss” looked like these days. She said, “I walk my hood with my dog. I hang out on my porch and tend to my beautiful garden. I visit family and friends. I enjoy great restaurants and theatre. I read endlessly. I have a good life.” Caroline doesn’t offer personal readings anymore but instead has found a way to reach more people with her online workshops on topics such as: ‘Sacred Contracts’, ‘Entering the Castle’ and ‘Why People Don’t Heal and How They Can’. And last year, she created an on-line Institute called, Reflections. The courses are specially designed to merge with the natural progression of people’s mystical paths in their everyday lives. “On-line learning has become extremely popular and will no doubt in short order become as common as classroom education. It allows us to teach globally right from our home. Honestly, it is amazing. I introduced several six-week on-line seminars so far. My recent addition has become somewhat

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of a personal phenomenon in that its popularity has even surprised me.” Caroline said as we move more into the on-line, virtual world, we are in a ‘timelessness’. And with so many changes occurring, I was interested to hear her thoughts about the ‘shifts on our planet’ and how she perceives our future… “I can only speculate about these matters. No one can make factual predictions but we can certainly see where at least some of the possible and probable trouble zones are brewing. Personally I am not an optimist or a pessimist. I am a realist. “We are facing who knows how many shortages of natural resources along with climate change and the majority of the world’s population is only getting greedier because of this horrific nightmare. Instead of a gathering of nations to organize global solutions, we are so primitive in our thinking that we resort to making even more money by raising the prices of the remaining resources or, as in my country, fracking deep into the Earth for even more gas and oil. “Very few wise, good, and healthy decisions are being made by governments these days. They are dysfunctional machines collapsing in on themselves, as are our religious organizations of the world. It is apparent that there is a ‘fossil civilization’ getting dismantled while a ‘solar civilization’ is being created. Neither is fully functional as yet. We are living at the time of the journey from one world to the next. It is a privilege to be alive now, perhaps at the greatest turning point in the history of human civilization.” I am very grateful to have Caroline not only grace our cover but share her wisdom with us for our modern times. Words are limiting in many ways when it comes to conveying the path of the heart and soul… “You cannot discuss your soul. You cannot reach your Interior Castle through discussions. You ‘pray your way in’, as Teresa of Avila said so many times. You know your soul through experiencing your soul.” For more information about CAROLINE’S work visit: www.myss.com And for her Australian tour dates visit: wakeupproject.com.au

CAROLINE’S TIPS TO USHER IN THE GLOBAL CHANGES • Do not tell yourself that you are only one person and cannot make a difference. • Do not tell yourself that big changes require big money. They don’t. • Become a fully honest person. Do not betray who you are or another person. That is how you develop your intuition. Truth is your greatest healer – on all levels. • Truthfulness is a spiritual path that requires prayer. You cannot sustain the power of truth without grace and the presence of God in your life. • Prayer must become a daily part of your life. Meditation is not enough. • The presence of the Sacred as a living companion needs to be nurtured in you. • Do not nurture negative thinking in yourself. • Stop complaining. Stop being critical of others. Most people are doing their best. • Exercise. • Stop putting off being healthy. • Be loving to others. Develop a generous heart and mind. If you can’t say a nice thing, shut up. • Get up grateful; go to bed thankful. Holistic Bliss | JULY 2015 |

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Are you

Livingor just Existing?

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o many times I am asked what is Medical Intuition and what has it got to do with the spirit and healing? So I thought I would share my understanding and what I have been able to do and see from birth or shall we call it from my spirit self and spirited living. As I see it, the human body is a blueprint for your most dominant thoughts. It is a print out of the internal vibration. It shows the unconscious secrets. You are the author. Your biography becomes your biology. You write your story. What is your story? What is your body saying? The human body will show you where your spirited self is aligned or not aligned with the absolute totality of peace, joy and purpose. Let’s go back to BIOGRAPGHY. The word BIO means: 1. Life – living organism 2. Indicating a human life or career

And the word GRAPHY means: 1. Plot that pinpoints spaces together 2. A diagram that plots two sets of points to create an image 3. To plot a function Therefore when I teach your BIOGRAPHY becomes your biology it means ‘a set of points and numbers that are positioned to create a diagram or image with specific function. Once these patterns and image have set and mapped the human, part of us follows the instructions to become this image, to make life of this image. This is known as a career and purpose. This relates to not only disease but everything in our life and connected innately to our living as spirit. How fabulous are we that through our spirited living we can see exactly where we are up to and what is happening by instant manifestation. We are actually plotting and designing our life to see our best self and our potential. This can come in many forms such as dis-ease, relationships, money,

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Visit a future self –

Simple Time Travel

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ut there among all the possible futures, there’s a You who is wealthy, vibrantly healthy and having fun. What if you could reach into the future, and help yourself to the energy of that, right here in the present? Why wait? Welcome to Simple Time Travel The concept of linear time is an idea that quantum physics has now shown is inaccurate. The idea of causal reality – the cause and effect reality – is a complete lie! It is simply not how the universe works. As you may have already discovered, any attempt to go back into the past to create the future doesn’t work – like trying to get your body look, weight or shape BACK to how it used to be! It takes a huge amount of force and effort on your physical body and the point is, the You of ‘Now’ isn’t the same You of ‘Then’ – you’ve changed and expanded in your consciousness. You don’t fit the old you!

However you can tap into a possible future, where you have grown and know even more than you do NOW, to choose what you’d like to have, and draw on that. Sounds involved? In fact it’s easy, pleasurable and fun! Let’s Do the Time Warp Like to try it? Your body’s capacities to stop ageing, generate itself fresh and have more ease with everything – using the creative edge of quantum physics – energy, molecules and quantum entanglements? First – It’s just a Jump to the Left Throw off the end of a pier: Everything you’ve done to buy into the time/space continuum which says as time passes, your body and vitality must deteriorate. Everywhere that you’ve bought the idea that eating this many calories/ kilojoules/fats equals this much weight gain, and therefore in order to change your body shape you have to limit or stop eating and exercise like crazy.

And then a Step to the Right… Take a deep breath and as you breathe out, breathe out with a sigh AAAHHHH! Take another breath and allow a big soft lovely golden ball of energy to pour over your head and body and out your feet into the earth. Reach out into the future, where you are happy and healthy and grab some sparkly molecules. Gently bring them back to you now. That’s it – You Time Travelled Really. Most of you did it the moment I mentioned it at the beginning of the article. You don’t have to feel or see it for it to work. It’s energy, not solidity. How much fun can you have today? What if your body was a joyous, fun 10-, 20- or 30-year-young body today? For a free audio of the Time Travel Process, email: shauna@shaunasisland.com

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ne of the truths of the Bible is ‘Ask and you shall receive.’ You create your reality based on what you think and say, and by your request of the universe. In other words, what you say is what you get. If you’d really like what you’re asking for to show up, and it’s not quite showing up, it might be time to get clear about what you’re actually saying! One of the ways we dynamically limit ourselves in creating the life and living we truly desire, is by not being aware of the words we use, and what they actually communicate to the universe. A great example is the word “want�. It is one of the most mis-used and misidentified words in the English language! If you look up “want� in a pre-1946 dictionary, it yields 27 definitions: 26 of which mean “to lack� and only one that means “to desire.�

The overriding energetic meaning of the word “wantâ€? is “lackâ€?, so when you say “I want more money/sex/fun/adventure etc.â€? – you are actually saying to the universe “I lack of having more ‌ please!â€? That may just explain a few things that have not quite been going the way you’d like! If you truly desire to have more of something, try saying ‘I don’t want more ‌â€? and see what shows up. Another grossly misused word is “manifestâ€?. Manifest actually means how something shows up, not that it shows up. When you say “I would like to manifest thisâ€? – You are saying to the universe “I would like to how it shows up thisâ€? which makes no sense at all. “Actualiseâ€? is the word we need to use. Actualising is what we as beings do, by the choices we make and the questions we ask. How it shows up, or the manifesting part, is actually

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work as an Intuitive Love and Purpose Coach. I primarily use my coaching and clairvoyant gifts to assist people to unlock the “Love Blocks” that hold them back from living a life filled with purpose and great relationships. Our purpose and our relationships are so innately connected. If you have a relationship that has reached its limits, it will be holding you back from your purpose. If you are not on track with your life purpose, it will be holding you back in your love life. Many souls are now awakening, and relationships are suffering and falling apart because the partners are not on the same page spiritually. Often, when one partner awakens, one of three things will happen: • it will inadvertently “awaken” their lover, and both begin to transform their relationship to a new level • time communicating is needed to get clear on what “spirituality” means

to each person and how it can be incorporated into the relationship before moving forward • their partner may not be able to or is not interested in “awakening” at this stage I assist many couples through these changes, and all that happens in between. The future of relationships, as I see it, if they are to be deep, loving, fun, intimate, and sustainable, is going to be among people who have a deep spiritual connection, and who embrace and intertwine their spiritual truths into their evolution together as a couple and continue to grow spiritually. These couples will be able to support each other’s purpose. Your love journey so far may have been filled with heartache and emptiness. Many of you have loved and lost. Let me tell you a little about that. You made “soul mate” agreements with all of the people in your life up until now. Soul mate relationships are

challenging. Your deepest learning takes place with your soul mates and this is rarely easy. These relationships are set to assist you discover your soul’s mission on this earth, whilst helping you evolve your own consciousness, to open to your divine life purpose and most of all, truly open your heart. You have been preparing for your life purpose, primarily through your relationships, all of your life. Once you begin to become aware of your own “spirit self”, and start recognising your own mission (why you came here), you can move beyond soul mates, and your purpose and the right relationships will fall into place. If you are hiding, doubting, fearing, lost, or focused on fitting in, your love and purpose will be suffering, because you are not living in your true Spirit. Visit: unlockyourloveblocks.com for personal intuitive love coaching sessions and workshops.

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Everyday Heroes WORDS MICHELLE LIGHTWORKER

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he latest win by Sweden in the Eurovision contest really reflects the consciousness of the great majority of Europeans. It also reflects the way we think in Australia as for the first time as honorary entrants, we all voted Sweden’s song as No. 1 too. The topic? Heroes! I celebrated, as my own concept of the Everyday Lightworker is all about being the everyday hero. The chorus hook, “We are the heroes of our time. But we’re dancing with the demons in our minds...” really helps us to see that we all have this capacity to step up into our light and that the struggle with our inner darkness is everyone’s struggle. It gives us hope to understand that even those who struggle are heroes too, they just don’t realise it yet. I think the biggest challenge we have with forgiving, understanding and accepting the darkness of others is forgiving, understanding and accepting our own inner demons. How do we

transform them, so that their biggest weakness becomes our biggest strength? That’s what I do in my life as a Lightworker Practitioner. I find that people are only as limited in what they can achieve as who they believe they are. When we free our minds and realise how very connected we are, we lose the chains of narrow-mindedness. There are many ways to do this, but my all time favorite is shadow integration work. In simple meditation, we can meet with those very aspects of ourselves we fear. We can ask them how they are here to serve us, what they need and finally what is their gift. When we make this connection, we build a bridge. Our inner psyche begins to heal and return to wholeness. We transform. We become heroes. Not only to ourselves and those around us, but I believe we also influence the consciousness of others around us too. If it has been proven that there is a reduction in crime rate dropping through transcendental meditation

reaching 1% per capita, imagine what would happen if our waking consciousness became matched to the vibrational frequency meditation increases. That is what I aim to teach and what I am passionate about, because it is this kind of reality that we live, that really leads to world peace. I am a big believer that we don’t have to lose our personality or perfect ourselves in order to vibrate at a higher frequency and influence world consciousness changing. We don’t have to be ‘good’ all the time. We can just be ourselves and transform our thinking so that we take the judgment out of our differences, focus on solutions in our lives and treat every aspect of our existence as the perfect lesson. If we all did this, we would step into our inner hero. Everyone can do this at any time of the day. Even for one moment, it contributes towards change. We all make a difference at every moment. lightworkerreflections.com

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If this sounds like you – do not let this drive you away. Upendra explained to us that you do not need to believe in any religion but your own personal religion – you need to believe in yourself – you are your own God. He would often say that ‘the most spiritual person is the person who is most connected to themselves’. CHANTING IS AN ETHEREAL EXPERIENCE Chanting is the music of the heart and soul – it uncovers the happiness, beauty and love inside of us. It shows us what we have already; it helps us to connect to that place inside of ourselves that many of us seek to find in another person. It might seem foreign and a little bit strange to sit and recite words in Sanskrit with a group of people but chanting fills your soul, it makes you feel whole and it connects you to everything around you. WE ONLY HAVE THE PRESENT – THE TIME TO START IS NOW Everything that we do plants seeds in our heart and mind. Every action – even every thought – is a seed that sooner or later will bring some type of flower to bloom. We have a choice about what we plant. We are planting the seeds and we will reap the benefits of what blooms. When we understand what we do now has a tremendous effect not only on the rest of our day but the rest of our lives, we can exercise some choice about

how we greet each moment as it arises. Cherish each moment because there are no replicas of it. YOU WILL FOREVER BE LEARNING Yoga is called a practice for a reason – the things yoga has to teach you are limitless. Even teachers with the most experienced practice and credentials find themselves trying to delve deeper in their physical, mental and spiritual practice. This never-ending learning experience ignites a light in the creative centre of our minds and inspires our souls. It allows us to look at the world in a different way; it gives us a sense of meaning, it empowers us to be more. Yoga itself is ever present in us, it is natural to us all, and it is our wholeness. Yoga reminds us of what we already are – connected – to each other, to ourselves: all our light and dark elements. The more we practise yoga the more we begin to cultivate a sense of inner peace and serenity. We begin to see ourselves in a loving way. It cultivates positive thinking and increases our positive vibration. Yoga is for everyone. Whatever you are searching for, wherever you have come from, whoever you want to be… it doesn’t really matter. There is something yoga has to offer you. If you feel a pull, even the tiniest tug – I encourage you to follow it. wellsure.com.au

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Channelling and Knowing ‘ the “Who” in You!’ WORDS LIS BLAKE

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hirty five years ago when I started my spiritual journey – all I wanted to do was to channel! I remember a re-birthing client five years later telling me that the information I was giving her wasn’t coming from me and that I ‘must be channelling’. I wasn’t sure how to feel at that point – let my ego get in the way and protest or to celebrate that I was ‘bringing in’ information. I think I said ‘thank you’. Back then I worked with some amazing teachers including Alton who was teaching Merkaba. I learnt to focus on the intent to always connect with an energy coming from a very high level, and I also stayed out of ‘needing’ to protect myself as I knew I was safe. Once in Noosa I set up the business ‘Skills for Living for Life!’ and I started noticing that when I was communicating with a client – it didn’t ‘feel like me’.

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It was a strange feeling – not exactly ‘being taken over’ but more like a gentle energy coming in and talking through me. In most cases I wouldn’t remember what I had said and later I started recording the sessions so that I had some idea of how to guide clients when I was back in 3D! Around 1995 a process started to come together which had a different name to what it is called today. I used this with clients to help them to clear such things as limiting beliefs including unconscious ones; learn ways to let go of fears and as well as change behaviours which weren’t working. As I was doing this, I was given the information that the process had been helped in the ‘putting together’ stages by two very high energies – one Abraham and the other Jeshua.

Having worked with this ‘process’ for some years it became apparent that it wasn’t finished when I went through a ‘near death’ experience to be able to complete the final part – ‘letting go and forgiveness’. There is a saying in the work I do, ‘you cannot take someone where you haven’t been yourself’. The ‘Know the “Who” in You!’ programme as it is called now has been finished for 15 years and helps to clear what might be impeding us from moving forward easily in the New Energies we are experiencing, and particularly helps make how we handle ‘Spiritual Awakening’ symptoms easier. One of the major blessings we gain is the connection with our Higher Self as well as the skills to create consciously. More information can be found at: keystoselfmastery.com/know-the-who-inyou/

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Breathing New Life in to Mooloolaba! WORDS JODIE RAFTER

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hen I think about what is it that makes a difference to me, it is feeling good in my body, being lighthearted and having beautiful things around me that vibrate with their own special energy that adds to my own. It is in sharing time with my family and friends and in being grateful for all that I receive. It is in assisting others to feel the same light and joy. For a long time this has been my dream and now I have created a space to share it here on the Sunshine Coast at Newlife Energies at Mooloolaba. It is a heartfelt place where you are welcome to come and be pampered and healed. We offer a variety of massage styles, as well as energetic styles (including Reiki), you can have your energies read with Tarot or by a gifted psychic and you can find a wide variety of beautiful things sourced personally by me to rejoice in yourself or to give as very special gifts. I was raised in Byron Bay and it is from this magnificent area that I source my inspiration and the inspired creations in jewellery and artifacts that

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he best kept secret on the Sunshine Coast is Aminya Natural Therapies Academy, a fully accredited specialist training college. Originally founded in Brisbane in 1998, head office relocated to the Sunshine Coast nine years ago, centrally located near the Sunshine Coast airport at Pacific Paradise. Aminya’s idyllic location attracts students travelling from around Australia. Founder, Principal and Director Denise Lynds, was a nurse for 30 years before deciding to change her direction to natural therapies. She has successfully pioneered aromatherapy programs to more than 160 health and aged care facilities under the brand Lyndale aromatherapy. Denise was joined by Deby Atterby as business partner three years ago, and together the two women have brought the Advanced Diploma of Aromatic Medicine to Australia, sharing their passion for aromatherapy with students from all walks of life. Deby runs the Gold Coast campus at Currumbin, and is owner and publisher of the international publication, the Aromatherapy Today magazine. Deby is also organising the international Aromatica conference this year at Twin Towns on the Gold Coast with world renowned speakers Rhiannon Lewis (nee Harris), Robbi Zeck, Farida Irani and more.

minya Academy is government accredited and offers diploma and certificate qualifications in Aromatherapy, Remedial Massage, Reflexology and Kinesiology. Their lecturers are highly qualified and leaders in their respective fields. The quality of instruction is reflected in 70% of Aminya graduates pursuing successful career paths. Students can begin their new career by enrolling at any time, without the need to wait for the New Year. They are also supported by Aminya’s popular Monday student connection groups. Student clinics are run regularly to ensure that they meet accredited criteria as they go out into the world feeling confident and passionate in their new vocations. Ruth the clinic manager is always happy to add more names to her prospective clients list to enjoy the treatments students have to offer. Aminya offers training of excellence in a relaxed environment including professional treatment rooms and a Balinese garden. The name “Aminya” reflects the college as its Aboriginal meaning is “Quiet place”.

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Are you an Uplifter of Energy or an Energy Vampire? WORDS JULES O’NEILL

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id the heading get your attention? After some great conscious communication with my partner, I had some awareness that made me express out loud to him in a playful way, “Oh no… I am an Energy Vampire!” We had a lot of fun with this concept and it was an awesome shift for me. It’s a confronting question, and what’s even more confronting is how many times we can be energy vampires rather than uplifters of energy. All of us are naturally energy uplifters. However, we can fall into negative patterns and programs that turn us into energy vampires attempting to unconsciously take energy from other people rather than consciously from the universe. WHY BE AN UPLIFTER OF ENERGY RATHER THAN AN ENERGY VAMPIRE? It creates love, abundance and fun for all of us. We naturally feel a connection with each other and have unconditional love for ourselves and those around us. Things begin to flow

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Is your gut the answer to

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WORDS JOEL GRACE, Owner, Sunshine Colonics Health & Wellness Centre

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ost people are aware of the benefits of Colon Hydrotherapy for constipation, IBS and diarrhea. But did you know colonics may be an invaluable natural healing tool when treating cancer from an holistic perspective? With the rising prevalence of cancer in today’s society, more and more people are incorporating a natural approach to healing in conjunction with – or instead of – conventional medicine. The common theme of these alternatives is cleansing and detoxing your body to give yourself the best chance of survival. Colon Hydrotherapy can be especially useful in patients fighting cancer. Colonics may help to improve your circulatory functions, stimulate the immune system, remove toxic waste, stimulate appetite, eliminate headaches, and boost energy. I can personally attest to the benefits of Colon Hydrotherapy when fighting cancer naturally – in 2013 I faced a battle with Stage III Malignant Melanoma that had spread to the lymph nodes in my neck. After having

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44 lymph nodes removed and given just a 10-15% chance of survival (and that was after surgery and radiation) I realised that I had to take my health in my own hands if I was going to survive. Hence began a two-year journey into natural healing alternatives for which I was fortunate enough to find the right combination of treatments that worked for me. Switching to an organic, mostly raw, mostly vegan diet was my first step. I practically became a naturalhealing guinea pig, trialling everything from Intravenous Vitamin C to Far Infrared Saunas to Lymphercising in my healing efforts. But I strongly believe that discovering the cleansing benefits of Colon Hydrotherapy played a huge part in my survival and restoring my health. It’s generally agreed that approximately 80% of our immune system resides in our gut. It’s our immune system that protects us against disease and illness, fighting off the bad-guys as required. But after years of eating a poor standard Australian diet,

antibiotic overuse, high sugar intake, anxiety and a lack of physical activity, I had treated my best defense against cancer so poorly that it was barely strong enough to register a healing response. Regular colonics helped me eliminate years of accumulated metabolic waste and chemical toxins from my gut and created an environment where beneficial bacteria could thrive, thereby assisting my immune system to function optimally. It also allowed the fantastic organic nutrition I was now eating to be much better absorbed. Two years on, I’m ecstatic to reveal that I’m fighting fit and cancer-free! After that dismal initial prognosis, I’m out of the high-risk zone and my doctors say I really shouldn’t have a problem with the cancer coming back. I’m now committed to helping people with their own healing journey in the same way I was helped by some remarkable people myself. sunshinecolonics.com.au

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Tap your Way to a New Life WORDS ESTHER ALEXANDER

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y journey began with EFT and energy work many years ago – the difference was, I just didn’t know what I was doing back then! At the age of 19, I was involved in a serious car accident that nearly cost me my life and not only was my physical body shattered but so was my spirit. I had to learn how to walk away, overcome challenge after challenge and through it all, reconnect to the part of me that felt lost, disconnected and dissatisfied with where my life was, and with this came depression, fear, anger and a complete lack of enjoyment for life. Fast forward a few more years and being a professional bodybuilder who was battling eating disorders, addictions, an abusive relationship and complete lack of self-worth, it was safe to say, that the only guiding light through all of this was a deep-seated belief and knowing that there was a

purpose to all that was happening and it was up to me to take charge of my life, otherwise something or someone else would do it for me. I am not what has happened to me. I am what I choose to become and using EFT proved to be one of the most significant things to help me, not only overcome addictions, eating disorders and negative thinking patterns, but also to enhance positive aspects of my life, for example: with university and job performance, increased mental clarity, increased levels of energy, feeling happier, healthier and appreciative of all that life has to offer. I literally ‘tapped’ my way out of pain, and into health, wealth, success and abundance! EFT is an amazing healing and helping tool as it combines ancient Chinese medicine with modern day psychology and gives you a sense of freedom. Physical pain is a sign that

there is something misaligned with the physical body and EFT is beneficial in this area. When you tap EFT for physical pain, you begin to change the way the pain is experienced and by taking the energy body stress out of the picture, it allows for the physical body to relax and the healing that takes place can be done a lot easier. Emotional pain, is the sign that something is wrong with the energy body and EFT can be used as a gentle universal healing tool to assist in releasing blockages and improving flow. It can provide impressive results for physical, emotional and performance issues and goals, and can re-energise you so you have the energy, the power and the capacity you need to become who you truly are, live in your fullness and enhance your life in many wonderful ways. estheralexander.com.au

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The

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WORDS JUSTIN SHUTE

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pirited Living is not for the fainthearted. It generally requires sacrifice, loss, humility and great courage. But it is worth it. One of the hardest things about it is that there is no road map to guide you. Or is there? For the masses, there is a road map to life. Go to school, get a job, get married, buy a house, have kids, raise the kids, save for retirement, retire, play lawn bowls, then die. Easy. But for those who believe there is more to life than 9 to 5 drudgery and postponing life until you are too old to enjoy it, where do we look for guidance… Higher Consciousness!!! We don’t need a GPS. Higher Consciousness is our own guidance system and the information

we need to access our higher purpose is already installed within our cells. The problem is, we have never been taught how to access this information. Instead we are encouraged to watch copious amounts of TV, Foxtel and chat to people we have never met on Facebook and Twitter. We are consumed by distractions and lost in the whirlwind of our mind. The key is to let go of the mind and let consciousness in. We have a perception of the reality of life and our life is based on the beliefs and conditionings of our mind. If we can let go of these perceptions, generally based on society’s version of reality that may have nothing to do with our purpose or highest good, something happens… consciousness awakens. Connection with our Higher

Consciousness is like a road map to Spirited Living. Connection with Higher Consciousness is like having the clouds disperse to reveal a beautiful, sunny day. When we learn how to connect, we can tune into our hidden life-purpose and navigate the path, without all the fears and doubts that the mind has been programmed with, getting in the way. With commitment to our connection with Higher Guidance, we can let go of the rat race and enter into the mystery of life. When we let go of the mind and receive consciousness, our road map to Spirited Living will be revealed and Spirited Living becomes a natural way of being. soulinfusion.com.au

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Put the

Zing back into your Cells

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ur cells are alive and vibrating! Each cell is complete unto itself, like a mini-power station using up fuel and pumping out energy! But what do we know about our own cells and how well they are functioning? The main diagnostic test – the medical blood test – is limited because blood is ruled by homeostasis. As a vital circulating fluid, blood has the ability to both ‘plunder’ minerals from the cells and ‘dump’ toxins there. Lead, for instance, disappears from the blood within 2-3 weeks of known exposure, ending up in the storage cells of the bones and brain for up to 20 years. When you consider how many degenerative diseases arise in the cells, rather than the blood, you start to see the importance of analysing your cells. One tool for cellular analysis is non-invasive HAIR TISSUE MINERAL ANALYSIS (HTMA). HTMA is a genuine biochemical snapshot of cell minerals and metals using atomic spectrometry, refined over many decades.

An experienced HTMA reader can see all sorts of cell anomalies in the charts, especially when combined with information from symptom clusters and other pathology tests. The most obvious cell damage in a Hair Test is the presence of heavy metals. Studies have shown that the level of a heavy metal, as expressed in the HTMA hair sample, is equal to the level shown in a tissue biopsy. But what about ‘hidden’ heavy metals, those that are not expressed, those that are sequestered deep in the cells? This is where the HTMA reading becomes a highly specialised diagnostic skill: hidden heavy metals can be seen from the damage inflicted on vital cell minerals. Each heavy metal displaces target minerals e.g. lead displaces iron, calcium and chromium from the cells, leading to mineral anomalies evident in the HTMA charts. The same principle applies to xeno-oestrogen toxicity from synthetic oestrogens, plastics, petroleum products, pesticides, fertilisers and

chemicals. The HTMA chart can show up to 10 signs of ‘oestrogen dominance’. Well-known symptom clusters easily confirm this diagnosis while well-researched protocols clear it from the cells safely, comfortably and quickly. When talking about the ZING in the cells, a therapist cannot ignore the thyroid gland as the ultimate pacesetter for metabolic speed and function. Certain HTMA chart indicators, plus some very obvious symptom clusters – can demonstrate the way in which the cells are under-vibrating or overvibrating or even alternating, in patients with thyroid dysfunction! Once you are familiar with your own cellular snapshot of heavy metals, xenooestrogens, displaced minerals or poorly assimilated hormones, you are wellplaced, with a little guidance – to zoom in on these problem areas, to recalibrate the cells, and to truly become a better detoxifier for life. celldetoxonline.com.au

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SPIRITED LIVING WORDS ANDREW DUDEK PHOTO KATE LE ROUX, KATESHOTS PHOTO & VIDEOGRAPHY

“WE ARE NOT HELD BACK BY THE LOVE WE DIDN’T RECEIVE IN THE PAST, BUT BY THE LOVE WE’RE NOT EXTENDING IN THE PRESENT.” – MARIANNE WILLIAMSON

The Healing Story of Mrs Australia-World

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ears of sadness and wounded secrets slowly etch their heavy path down the face of Sarah-rose Sellars. Her eyes are a million miles away. Time is momentarily

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Shungite: Protection from

Electromagnetic Fields

WORDS RICHARD GILES

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ast month I wrote about Shungite, its early uses in Russia and its unusual healing properties. I do not consider it to be a crystal like the normal crystals. It’s probably best described as a mineral or just as Shungite stone. Its range of properties include water purification, anti-oxidant properties, removal of bacteria, healing various diseases of the skin, assisting with blood pressure problems, joint pain, nasal and respiratory infections, diabetes, psoriasis and hypertension. It’s also used as a mouthwash, can assist gastrointestinal problems and shungite pastes can be used for foot massage. In Russia research on the mineral had begun before World War II. After the war interrupted this research it restarted in the sixties beginning again at a scientific level. Leading much of the research was a Russian Professor Grigory Andrievsky at the Ukranian Academy of Medical Sciences. His work using aqueous solutions established that shungite in its natural form worked as

the most powerful antioxidant of all. His research and that of others was eventually shared at the first Congress on Shungite in 2006 in Russia in the town of Petrzavodsk, Karelia. Some eight presentations were made on the range of shungite science to that date. Findings were shared in Russia and it was about that time that the mineral’s properties were known more widely outside Russia. Now we look at the bio-energetic properties of shungite… Regina Martino who is a geo-biologist and bio-energetics practitioner, did three years of research into its properties in France (where she runs a healing and retail business). Her book “Shungite – Protection, Healing and Detoxification” which came out in 2011 in French and 2014 in English goes into great detail about the bio-energetic effects of shungite. You’ll find chapters of research on its energetic effects including the ability of shungite to protect the body from electromagnetic fields (EMF). It does this by boosting the immune system and extending and

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strengthening the body’s vital field. This vital field is the one that can be measured extending outwards from the body using technologies such a Kirlian photography. Its size and strength is dependent on your state of health, positive attitudes and body energies. She has conducted extensive testing with shungite and mobile phones, laptops, DECT phones (cordless) and WiFi equipment. She found that in every case shungite boosts the body’s vital field thus making the person less susceptible to EM fields. This testing was carried out comparing many crystals with shungite and taking some several years. Shungite receives its unique healing powers from its makeup which is Fullerene, a globular hollow molecular structure. This globular pattern boosts its positive effects. More next month. RICHARD is a Feng Shui practitioner and astrologer. His interest in harmonising home environments has led him to search for many alternatives for protection against EM Fields. Shungite was a great discovery. Email: ricgiles@powerup.com.au

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RELATIONSHIPS, PARENTING AND KIDS

Break Down the Walls

in your relationships

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rofessor John M Gottman describes stonewalling as one of four greatest predictors of the end of the relationship. It is not only a silence but an emotional detachment and avoidance. As the name suggests, when our partner is stonewalling, we feel like we are talking to a stone wall – there is no answer to our communication and no offered support. We need to be heard, understood, and communicate to resolve problems and conflicts when our needs are not met. Reasons for stonewalling can be different but, most likely; a person’s withdrawal is connected to an anxiety and is used as a defence mechanism. The stonewaller is trying to avoid an uneasiness and emotional pain. For instance the person wants to stay away from a certain topic which brings up an unpleasant or upsetting feeling. However, when one is avoiding listening to, and communicating about a concern with their partner, it reduces the possibility of resolving the problem at hand. Some people use silence as

punishment and manipulation towards their partners; while others use it to keep secrets. Therefore, it is not surprising that stonewalling nearly always sabotages close relationships. What is needed for a healthy relationship is openness and, as a consequence of that, trust between partners. WHAT CAN WE DO WHEN WE FEEL INVALIDATED? It is very hard to talk calmly and lovingly to a silent and stressed partner about stonewalling and openness. Probably the best way is to protect ourselves from hurt and detach ourselves from the situation. It is not necessary for us to “listen” to silence. We may leave the house with the open and honest explanation, or we may ask our partner to leave on the basis that we will not accept ongoing silence as an answer to our concerns or needs. However, as was said before, the partner is protecting him/herself and often he/she doesn’t know how to do it differently. When you are a stonewaller

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he best part about children no matter what their age, is how they express themselves and show and share their true spirited living. We forget that sometimes when a child is yelling, misbehaving or expresses anger and upset, they are living their spirit where they are at that moment. When I have worked with parents and teachers and taught this, the outcome for both adult and child has changed from ‘doom and gloom’ to one that is of peace and understanding. We forget it is an honour and privilege when a child feels they can express their pain and trust in you. There are certain ages when children will go through a spiritual ‘death’ of sorts and will express feeling ‘dead’, ‘lost’, or even worried or anxious. These ages include birth, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13 years old. The aspect that leaves them is the spiritual side, but not for good, it is temporarily forgotten whilst they access

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The thing about a WORDS MARY-LOU STEPHENS

Broken Heart…

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he thing about a broken heart is you never know when it’s going to strike. You may get an inkling; storm clouds gather, the sky turns a strange shade of green, birds fall silent and retreat, but still you think that the lightning will pass you by. You’ve weathered storms before and emerged unscathed. You reason to yourself that you’ll just lay low for a while and wait for it to blow over. But it doesn’t. It hovers directly above and you’re frozen with fear. In that split second you know it’s coming and you know there’s no escape. Time stretches to draw out the arrival of that certain agony. Why is that? Is fate so cruel that it has to underline its arrival by slowing time to a trickle in order that we feel every nuance of impending doom? But that is nothing compared to what’s about to follow. The lightning, that you swore would leave you be, cracks your world apart. Things you thought you’d hold forever are gone.

Precious, cherished moments of joy turn to ashes and worse. Jagged, broken, bitter bits of dreams catch your clothing and tear your skin. Everyday there are reminders that render you unable to think or reason, let alone speak. We are all capable of great love and that is in itself the danger. There is so much to lose; a marriage betrayed, a job annihilated, a child lost, a home destroyed, a friendship defeated, a belief shattered, a sense of belonging destroyed. Everything from your football team losing the grand final to a massacre in your homeland. Helen Keller said that security is a superstition. It does not exist in nature. And when lightning strikes, as it always will, there may be some comfort in those words. Buddhism says when the lightning strikes we are forced to look at the places where we are most stuck, our suffering shows us what we are most attached to. Therefore we should

welcome such experiences, because it’s only by facing the sadness, the loss, the sense of betrayal and the grief that we can be free of these things ruling our lives. Welcome heartbreak? Welcome the agony that it brings? What kind of craziness is that? But it is so often true that the fear of pain is often more terrifying than the experience of the pain itself. Our minds invent catastrophe and our emotions follow. The truth of the situation is often gentler than our minds would have us believe. By accepting the lightning as part of our lives perhaps we can, with time and experience, marvel in its beauty and its power and be transformed by the energy it brings into our lives. To love is to be open to loss. That is the bargain we make. It is worth it. For your free copy of MARY-LOU’s Seven Tips For Your Best Relationship Ever visit: maryloustephens.com.au

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Parents, are you giving yourself a WORDS AMANDA TUNNEY

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s a Holistic Counsellor specialising in family wellbeing it is often my privilege to work with parents and children to try and create a more harmonious and bonded home environment. Parents experience so many stages within the family environment, the carefree period prior to having children, the newborn snuggles when parents welcome a baby into their home, the sometimes exhausting period spent with a beautiful and energetic toddler and then everything in between leading up to the teenage years. While each and every stage brings its own rewards and challenges, I have found that the teenage years can be one of the most challenging times. Often parents will talk about the lack of communication they are experiencing with their teen, after all in 2015 it is quite possible for your teenager to text, post and tumble you out of their life. Don’t worry, there are many ways to stay connected with your teen during

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these years. One of the first steps to maintaining, or building, a strong relationship is to recognise your teen is not you, she/he may have some of your traits and characteristics (of course some of your genetic input) but this wonderful blossoming teen is a person in their own right. This amazing creature that you helped to create is an individual with his/her own thoughts, beliefs and opinions… and this is great! If you have helped mould and sculpt this masterpiece that is comfortable in expressing belief systems then you have done an amazing job, have you got that? Let’s just emphasise that point, if your teen has a belief system and they are confident in expressing that belief system then you have done an AMAZING job as a parent. At this point many of you will probably be wondering what your teen’s belief system is, what morals and ethics are forming in your teen’s mind? So let’s start the conversation by

taking a look at the stories that are trending at the moment. One of the most popular stories in the media which teens currently relate to is the possibility of marriage equality in Australia. This is a great conversation to have as it crosses many sectors, what does your teen think of same sex marriage? Does your teen believe this is a decision that should be made by politicians? Does your teen believe that religion has a bearing on this decision? By starting these important conversations you are not only staying connected with your teen, you are also getting a unique insight into their mind and how amazing is that?! Why not start the conversation tonight? I would love to hear how it goes. AMANDA is a Holistic Counsellor, Hypnotherapist, Health Coach and Best Selling Author specialising in Holistic Family Health. You can find more information at mommagreen.com or by emailing hello@mommagreen.com

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RELATIONSHIPS, PARENTING AND KIDS

An holistic approach to WORDS DR WEI SHEN

A

Straightening Teeth

ll children have the genetic potential to grow straight teeth, but why don’t they? Why do some kids develop crooked teeth or very narrow jaws, and when exactly does this start? The future of orthodontics is not in the development of new techniques, but in prevention. Prevention is better than cure, and the best time to assess growth pathways is before any adult teeth even come through. For children to have ideal craniofacial growth and development, they need to have correct functional patterns. These include having the lips together at rest, the tongue resting on the palate, breathing through the nose, swallowing without using oral muscles, and proper chewing. Without the correct functional patterns, children can have stunted jaw development, thus less space for adult teeth to come through, or they can develop a large overbite or underbite.

Once teenagers get all their adult teeth, their jaws have almost finished developing. This often means that the only way to alleviate crowding at this age is to remove perfect teeth. After extraction and braces, the teeth may no longer appear crowded, but the jaw is a lot smaller than it’s intended to be which can potentially affect their airways in the long term. Sometimes, the extraction and braces don’t fix the severely deficient jaw, and some people even go under the knife to have a better bite and better face. Traditional braces are still the best at aligning teeth, but they don’t address the causes of crowded teeth. Teeth can move with as little as two grams of force, and the tongue can exert as much as 500 grams of force and the lips around 200-300 grams of force. If teeth are straightened using traditional braces without retraining the lips and tongue, teeth can crowd up again. As a result,

people who had braces are told to wear their retainers for life. And many parents who had braces would experience teeth crowding again years later if they stopped using their retainers. Every human being has the potential to realign his/her craniofacial growth and development by improving oral functions, correcting bad habits, and improving nasal breathing and chewing. Particularly in young children, this can work amazingly well with good compliance. With Myobrace and other functional appliances, we can help young children to correct their habits, have normal facial development, reach their genetic potential, reduce the need for extractions and jaw surgery, and hopefully prevent airway problems in the future such as sleep apnoea. We aim to develop better faces, have less braces, and lead a healthier life. wattlestdental.com.au

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Four hormone-altering chemicals and how to avoid them WORDS THERESE KERR

BPA – Some may say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but do you really want a chemical used in plastics imitating the sex hormone estrogen in your body? No! Unfortunately, this synthetic hormone can trick the body into thinking it’s the real thing – and the results aren’t pretty. BPA has been linked to everything from breast and others cancers to reproductive problems, obesity, early puberty and heart disease, and according to government tests, 93 percent of Americans have BPA in their bodies! DIOXIN – Dioxins are multi-taskers… but not in a good way! They form during many industrial processes when chlorine or bromine are burned in the presence of carbon and oxygen. Dioxins can disrupt the delicate ways that both male and female sex hormone signalling occurs in the body. This is a bad thing! Here’s why: Recent research has shown that exposure to low levels of dioxin in the womb and early in life can both permanently affect sperm quality and lower the sperm count in men during their prime reproductive years.

But that’s not all! Dioxins are very long-lived, build up both in the body and in the food chain, are powerful carcinogens and can also affect the immune and reproductive systems. ATRAZINE – What happens when you introduce highly toxic chemicals into nature and turn your back? For one thing, feminisation of male frogs. That’s right, researchers have found that exposure to even low levels of the herbicide atrazine can turn male frogs into females that produce completely viable eggs. Atrazine is widely used on the majority of corn crops in the United States, and consequently it’s a pervasive drinking water contaminant. Atrazine has been linked to breast tumors, delayed puberty and prostate inflammation in animals, and some research has linked it to prostate cancer in people. PHTHALATES – Did you know that a specific signal programs cells in our bodies to die? It’s totally normal and healthy for 50 billion cells in your body to die every day! But studies have shown that chemicals called phthalates

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ECO, ORGANIC, BEAUTY AND STYLE

Healing Vibrations WORDS KIM MORRISON

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t is not new science using the vibrational energy of plants to help heal and rejuvenate. For centuries it has been well documented that plants have an extremely potent effect on the body through nutrition, when used as tinctures and in medicine. This ‘vibration’ is often referred to as Chi or life force and is measured as an electromagnetic vibrational frequency. From a scientific perspective it is known that every atom has a specific vibratory or periodic motion. And each periodic motion has a frequency (the number of oscillations per second) that is measured in Hertz. According to research from Tainio Technology a healthy human body resonates between 62-68MHz and it has been measured that a drop to around 58MHz is when a cold and/or flu is present. This drops further the more an illness or disease takes hold and it is around 20MHz that the death process begins. And according to Dr Royal R Rife every disease actually has a specific frequency.

Many things affect our optimum frequency on a daily basis. If we don’t eat well, if we are around a lot of electro magnetic radiation, suffer a lack of sleep or are under a lot of stress our vibrational energy can lower significantly. It is well documented that even thoughts have huge impact – both negatively and positively. On the other hand, we know we feel uplifted when happy, when we exercise and when we eat healthy, organic food. The same could be said when we are in nature, around plants, at the beach or in a forest. Whilst we have an abundance of healthy foods available to nourish our bodies, busy lives make it increasingly difficult to take significant time in nature for the same effect. As our forefathers and mothers would attest, nature has had the answer for over four thousand years. Pure plant extracts known as essential oils are renowned for their healing and therapeutic properties and have the highest frequencies of any measured natural substance on the planet. Using

them on a daily basis can bring us many health-enhancing benefits. Peppermint (mentha peperita) has a frequency of 78MHz, Lavender (lavendula augustifolia) is 118MHz and the ultimate highest frequency of all living organisms is pure Rose oil (rosa damascene). Never before has it been more accepted just how potent the daily use of essential oils are for physical, mental and emotional health and healing. Whether it is in a spritzer, a vaporiser or diffuser, a bath, compress or in a body massage, aromatherapy is one of the quickest and most effective ways we can increase our bio-frequency. A drop of lavender on a pillow may help induce a restful sleep, one drop of peppermint rubbed onto the base of the skull can help reduce a migraine and one drop of rose oil worn on the perfume points can be the most potent aphrodisiac of all… such is the power and potency of plants. KIM MORRISON is a speaker, author, aromatherapist and pioneer of twenty8. twenty8.com

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A different approach to allergies and trauma! WORDS DR GARRY BRIGHT

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y passion has been trying to understand allergies. I did some clinical trials and found an elephant in the room that NO ONE is seeing regarding allergies, I have termed this Axis Dysfunction and it involves the: Brain (Conscious and Unconscious memories), the Heart (Pericardium – energetically very similar to the heart) and the Kidneys. An event occurs that is a trauma which places your brain into the Alpha state basically analysing the trauma. Energetically your heart and kidneys are depleted which sets up emotions of anxiety and fear. Your conscious brain processes the trauma and handles the lifethreatening situation. However post the event when you constantly process this information the conscious brain can no longer cope and this processing is shifted into the subconscious brain. The result is then this axis dysfunction occurs and you have no conscious understanding of why it is occurring. Energetically you can pass this on to your children and pets and they develop this Axis Dysfunction. Thus to recap an allergy is an energetic repulsion to either a substance or the thought of a substance (conscious or unconscious), or

simply a thought with resultant hormonal disruption of the thyroid and steroid metabolism, it creates a syndrome of dysfunction between the mind, heart and kidneys and creates emotional states of anxiety and fear. Through applying Laws of the Universe and physics I have invented a medical device to change this energetic repulsion to attraction. Here is what a client of mine said, “I have had fear and extreme anxiety for as long as I can remember, I can’t actually remember what brought it on, but that doesn’t matter. I cannot listen to TV articles about animals being hurt or cruelty and sadness about animals. I don’t read articles about cases, anywhere, I stop people telling me about an incident (about animals) because I get ill with anxiety, so bad I have to remove myself. “Garry put the machine on, and I processed the fear in a meditation. The next day I was with a friend who wanted to tell me about a dog with a big health problem. I told him I may have to stop him if I can’t cope. He continued, I could listen to the tale, he was very upset, I was calm, no reaction in my body, incredible,

I didn’t run away, it was amazing. It was like I did not have that memory of whatever it was back in the past, I could offer my thoughts about how he should talk to them and offer help. I was really calm with no heightened emotions. I could handle talking about it, for the first time in my life. That night I slept soundly with no haunting thoughts of the day’s event. I know the machine has short circuited that memory, I can now have a better life, and can help animals without running from the fear that overwhelmed me all my life.” – Veronica. Please contact GARRY by email: garry@maplestreetvet.com.au

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NATURAL ANIMAL CARE

Herbs are medicine WORDS DR ELAINE CEBULIAK

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ocumentation of herbal medicine is more than 2000 years old. Frankincense and Myrrh, for example, are herbs mentioned in the Bible which were so highly valued that they were given as gifts from the Magi for the baby Jesus. It seems that animals instinctively seek out certain plants that can heal themselves. And some relatively recent herbal/naturopathic cures were based on observations of animals. Stories abound about how Harold Hoxsey watched horses graze on certain herbs to heal their cancer, or how horses ate caterpillar fungus (Cordyceps Sinensis) in the Tibetan foothills to gain increased energy and stamina. All cultures have advice about how to eat, prepare food, add condiments and find the herbs that can be used locally for various ailments according to their folklore. And our animals can benefit from our herbal knowledge! We regularly use an array of Chinese and Western Herbs as part of our therapeutic approach to holistically heal pets. Here are some tips and five herbs

that might benefit you and your pet during the arthritic winter months: 1. CINNAMON This is both an Eastern and Western herb. From a Chinese medical point of view it is classified as a warming, tonifying herb. Useful in weak conditions, but can be too tonifiying if the patient is very weak, where the spleen (pancreas in western terms) may be overstimulated and cause diarrhoea. This is a dose dependent process, so a very small pinch may be beneficial. If the joints are hot or inflamed it might not be the best choice (e.g. Rheumatoid – Boswellia may be more helpful), but if the joints get better with heat and hot packs this may be a good choice added to the formula. 2. GINGER Again both an Eastern and Western herb. It’s very helpful for joint pain. 3. BOSWELLIA This is a healing herb known in Western and Eastern medicine for centuries. It is documented in the Bible as Frankincense; a very expensive annointment of the Judaic times. As such it was used for healing wounds topically

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(the oil). Its Chinese or Pinyin name is Ru Xiang while its pharmaceutical name is Gummi Olibanum (as it is the resin from the bark of the Boswellia plant). 4. CURCUMA The turmeric root is dense and breaks into a powder that is lemon yellow in colour. Turmeric root has a fragrant aroma and a somewhat bitter, peppery, biting taste reminiscent of ginger. When eaten, it colours the saliva yellow and leaves a warm sensation in the mouth. The root contains a bitter volatile oil, gum, starch, calcium chloride, woody fibre and a yellowish colouring material that is known as cucurmin. In addition to the root, the turmeric plant produces rhizomes, which are underground stems growing parallel to the ground that produce roots below and new shoots from their upper surface. Powdered turmeric root is perhaps best known as a popular spice, frequently used in Eastern cooking. The addition of turmeric to such oils as olive or sesame, extends their shelf life due to its antioxidant properties. Some studies have demonstrated

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sugar, which could eventually affect the treatment of diabetes. In addition, clinical trials in China have demonstrated that simply using turmeric as a food seasoning can reduce serum cholesterol

levels. The World Health Organization has recommended the use of this spice. The cucurmin found in turmeric is being studied as a possible treatment to prevent cancer. Cucurmin appears to lower the rate of genetic mutations in experimental animals. It has also been shown to induce apoptosis, or cell self-destruction, in leukaemia cells. In addition, recent studies done on tissue samples from the human digestive tract indicate that cucurmin may help to prevent colon cancer. 5. DEVIL’S CLAW Other Names: Harpagophytum procumbens, Grapple Plant, Wood Spider. Devil’s claw is a plant native to southern Africa. Its name comes from the small hooks on the plant’s fruit. The active ingredients in devil’s claw are believed to be iridoid glycosides called harpagosides, which are found in the secondary root. Devil’s claw has been used for thousands of years in Africa for fever and rheumatoid arthritis. For more information about how to assist your animals contact: animalwellness.com.au

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DO YOU SUFFER WITH IBS? Cramping, gas, reflux, irregular bowel movements and constant bloating? Food sensitivities, allergies and intolerances These symptoms suggest that you are reacting or sensitive to something, but what? The digestive system is basically a long tube, so inflammation is often generated from something that has entered from the outside. What does the gut carry? Food! So it is more than likely that something you are eating is reacting. Even if it is seemingly healthy. Many people will cut out gluten and dairy, but still have reactions. Perhaps you are reacting to the gluten free products? Many people don’t consider vegetables as intolerances, but they certainly can be. These foods can activate the “hypersensitive” part of your immune system. This response does not always become evident straight after you eat the food. This makes it very hard to identify what the reactant food is. Reactant foods can damage the gut lining and this can cause irritation and lowered nutrient absorption.

Microbial imbalance Bacteria, fungi, viruses, parasites could all potentially be causing your symptoms. You have trillions of bacteria in your gut and they can easily become imbalanced. A condition known as small intestinal dysbiosis (or SIBO) is characterised by excess bloating usually caused by an imbalance in bacteria. There are bacteria that help with the breakdown of carbohydrates, some fibres and other protein. When there is not enough of the “good guys” in there you will experience increased gas, reflux and bloating because the other bacteria will ferment your food and produce gas. Fatigue, foggy mind, irritation and poor motivation can be secondary symptoms of SIBO. There are tests that can determine the level of SIBO. If the food is not being broken down properly in the small intestines the large intestines have too much work placed on them and hence Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) may develop. The role of bacterial imbalance in IBS and SIBO is very well documented and recognised in both Naturopathic and Conventional Medicine.

Hypochloridia and low digestive enzymes Hypochloridia is low stomach acid. Stomach acid is essential for breaking down proteins and it starts the whole digestion process off. There is a belief that reflux is caused by too much stomach acid, when in fact it may be from not enough stomach acid. If stomach acid is low, it opens the digestive system to bacteria that alter our digestion, in particular fermentation and breakdown of carbohydrates. This can produce lots of gas and cause changes in bowel movements. Hypochlorydia can also cause iron and B12 deficiency, leading to fatigue and anaemia. Enzymes help us break down foods and absorb the nutrients. Many people pass undigested food or have irregular bowel movements because they are lacking sufficient levels of the enzymes required. Food that does not digest correctly and travel through the digestive tract in a timely manner can feed bacteria, giving rise to bloating, brain fog, fatigue and cramping to name a few.

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