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ooking around any supermarket I’m fairly sure many of the products sold would not be recognised as food a hundred years ago. The majority of packaged foods these days contain at least one number, flavour, thickener, emulsifier, preservative, colour or stabiliser. And don’t make the mistake of thinking that the wide range of ‘health foods’ available are exempt from this. I would argue that many foods that are marketed under this category are just as far from ‘real food’ as the typical junk food offenders. For example, I was chatting with a lady recently who was adamant that her coconut milk far surpassed regular cows milk in terms of health qualities. She was shocked when I pointed out the extensive ingredients list, which showed that this particular brand was only 8% coconut cream. The rest was made up of water, thickeners, artificial flavours and a bunch of numbers. For the very small minority who are intolerant or allergic to cows’ milk, these may be great alternatives. For the rest of us, real milk is fine. What has happened to the simplicity of eating real food? Despite the millions of dollars that Australians spend each year on
products and programs that promise to help us get healthier, 62.8% of Australians are overweight or obese and preventable lifestyle-based diseases are the biggest cause of death (ABS, 2013). This may be partly due to the fact that most Australians aren’t doing something that has been proven to significantly reduce our risk of heart disease, cancer, obesity and diabetes; only 6% of us are eating enough fruit and vegetables (ABS, 2012). How do you measure up? Are you eating at least 5 cups of salad or 2.5 cups of cooked vegetables every day? What about your 2 pieces of fruit? If you are, give yourself a pat on the back. You’re likely to be in the healthiest 6% of Australians. We are so lucky here on the Sunshine Coast to have a plethora of fantastic farmers’ markets where we can source whole foods cheaply and conveniently. If you make time to get down to your local market, your food is more likely to be locally grown, organic and minimally processed. If you can’t get to the markets, all is not lost. The fresh food section in the supermarkets is perfectly fine and there are plenty of packaged foods that are actually okay. Of course many processed foods are nutrient-poor and pumped full of
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her life and felt compelled to reinvent herself; she quit her corporate job, ended her relationship, quit her University studies and joined a boot-camp, all within a month. Over the next three years, not only did her health issues improve dramatically, she also became an advocate for nutritional health. She studied and became an holistic health practitioner, raw food chef, public speaker and organiser of a stream of events highlighting the importance of nutrition. In November 2013 she opened her own raw food café in Brisbane where she created culinary delights from raw foods. During this time, Kristie soon discovered that there was still a huge gap in the understanding of good nutrition. The raw food way of living had largely been
But life has not been without its challenges. November 2014 saw ‘48 Degrees Raw Food Café’ close its doors as Kristie embarked on the next stage of her journey. Kristie also suffered depression and adrenal fatigue along the way, and only now has the resources, the knowledge and the tools to know what’s required to balance her life and her body. She realised, she was not content to simply educate and serve those who chose to enter her world through the café, or consult with people one on one as an holistic health practitioner, it was time for Kristie to follow her big picture dream – to change attitudes towards food en-masse. So life is busy for this 26-year-old as she travels around the country hosting ‘The Real Food Revolution’, Australia’s premier health and wellness event. The Real Food Revolution is a three-day event that will help you to discover the truths about real food and understand how to be the healthiest, happiest version of you. And it’s shaping up to fulfil her dream of educating large groups of people. In addition to this, Kristie is also working on a myriad of other projects including a Bali Business and Health Retreat and a joint project for a
documentary on alkalinity, due to start filming in Brisbane in October through to November 2015. The documentary will follow four people with high acidity and health issues such as high blood pressure and diabetes on a 30-day alkalising process and will highlight a whole-oflife approach including the benefits of fitness, yoga and meditation. Results will be measured and documented and once filming is completed, the project will be launched in Australia and the United States. Kristie is excited about what will be revealed during this process, and expressed that acidity is a major player in poor health and reversing it is as simple as diet and lifestyle changes. When you speak to Kristie, there is no doubt about it – this woman desires to create change in a big way. Her message is clear, ‘we need to change our psychology around food’. For Kristie it’s all about reversing the socially conditioned attitudes that we have towards food. “We seem to have forgotten the function that food plays. Quite simply, food is required to nourish our bodies in order for our cells to regenerate and for our bodies to function as they were designed to. Somewhere along the way, we’ve forgotten this very basic principle.” When someone asks Kristie for advice on changing their diet she advises, “consider if what you’re about to eat is a healing food. Does it have the properties to nourish your cells and heal your body? If not, then don’t eat it. If you’re not sure, then find out.” In the not too distant future, Kristie would like to see a world where we are one and where whole and organic foods are common place. Plant-based produce would be in abundance and made up the major portion of what we consume. People would be educated and willing to eat real foods, and medication as we know it, would be limited. The world would be free of diseases and illnesses such as diabetes, cancer and depression. It’s a big call for just one young woman and after talking with her, I have little doubt that Kristie Ord will make a very significant difference to the world of nutritional health. For more information about The Real Food Revolution go to realfoodrevolution.com.au and keep an eye out for KRISTIE’S soon-tobe-released new, self-branded website which will include information about events, tours and retreats as well as online programs and resources. Holistic Bliss | MAY 2015 |
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Children are Teaching Us!
WORDS JEAN SHEEHAN, Principal – Millennium Education
hildren will tell you exactly how it is! They are raw, real and honest and that is why I love working with them. Aden and Jason were both told to ‘get real’ and stop this ‘naughty behaviour’ but through expressing themselves they were showing their teachers and parents to GET REAL. They were being themselves and this was so powerful that it frightened the adults. Aden had the ability to tune in to his Year 5 teacher and know how to challenge her beliefs and push her boundaries. He had all the gifts of an AQUA child. Aden was always real and spoke his mind and clearly announced ‘NO’ when he did not want to do anything. If he thought the teacher was an ‘idiot’ he told her. Aden did not like sitting still and would walk around during assembly when he was supposed to sit quietly. His teacher and Principal contacted me as his behaviour and language was rude, not conforming
and disruptive. After a few professional development consults, I explained that he was being REAL. His behaviour and actions were saying it like it was for him. Yes he was required to learn life’s societal rules and yet he wanted to be himself… real. With insights about the AQUA child personality Aden’s school created new systems and strategies for Aden and other ‘real’ children. They admired Aden for being real. Jason on the other hand was REAL with his family. At school he was the perfect student, showing STAR child-like qualities. He was academic, excelled at school and followed all the instructions. At home he was the same except for one thing; his real attitude about life, the universe and consciousness. Having the STAR child qualities, he liked to think deeply and profoundly. He could access consciousness, universal laws and the spiritual side with ease. Jason is now 18 years old but I can recall when his
parents brought him to me and thought that he had imaginary friends and that he was making things up. Jason was being himself by stating what ‘the blue men said’. Jason connected with Pleiades and the wisdom of those times and would say profound wisdom that no five-year-old would know. He knew when there would be an earthquake and the dynamics of mathematical formulas. His wisdom and insight were not of this world. His sharing would scare his parents. Jason talked of aliens and intergalactic wars. He could recall past lives. He did not hide this side of himself. Listen to the children as they are being real by showing their emotions, saying how it is and using their innate wisdom. Is it the adults who need to learn to GET REAL??? For Medical Intuitive sessions and courses or to learn about empowering your child contact JEAN SHEEHAN AbsoluteEmpowerment.com
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WORDS MEGAN JOHNSTON
or as long as I can remember, MY LIFE HAS BEEN A STRUGGLE, starting with my traumatic breach birth, with the cord wrapped around my neck and continuing on throughout school and my adult life. I spent my life hiding behind my ordinary self. I became a master at bottling up my feelings and pretending everything was okay. I lacked confidence and felt empty inside, which all led to withdrawing and missing out on opportunities. I became an expert at self-sabotage as I didn’t feel worthy. About five years ago, I was living life in survival mode, entrenched in a dysfunctional relationship, being bullied at work and continuing my pattern of suppression. My Mac track was slipping on a chocolate milkshake. My emotional pain turned into a crippling physical pain. I had surgery several times, endured painful injections and took way too many painkillers.
I lost my independence, as Chronic Pain Syndrome engulfed my body, depression filled every thought, and I completely disconnected from my family, my friends and myself. In these moments of despair, my authentic journey began… This is when Kinesiology showed up in my life. I was scared, completely alone and oh so disconnected but I was ready to admit it and take control of, and responsibility for, my life. I made a choice to commit to the process of transformation. I surrendered to the pain of my shattered heart and forgotten dreams. I let go of the fear, got out of my head and opened up my heart. Yes it was challenging, yes there were uncomfortable and painful moments, and yes there were tears. But I said yes to getting REAL with myself and this meant taking off my mask, getting vulnerable, and feeling deeply.
I was rewarded with potent ‘Ah ha’ moments, inner clarity, and a new sense of direction. I walked in one person and out another – it was like a miracle. I learned to embrace and accept the deepest darkest parts of myself, listen to my intuition and reconnect to my purpose. Kinesiology has helped me to stand in my power, transform my vulnerabilities into my strengths, open my heart and express my unique essence out into this world. I am grateful now for all these life experiences which I know have prepared me for this extraordinary life I now lead. My days are filled sharing my soul purpose in my Coolum Beach Clinic overlooking the ocean. My passion is holding a safe space for others to journey within to let go, reconnect to their authentic self and walk the path of their own hearts. meganjohnstonkinesiology.com.au
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Holistic Bliss: What are the biggest health concerns in your opinion? Dr Sanchez: Sugars and carbohydrates. Unfortunately they are in every food. You should try to stick to real foods, nothing processed, have a very small pantry at home, and do your food shopping every other day with fresh food, that way you know exactly what you are eating. Holistic Bliss: What can we do about it? Dr Sanchez: Try to educate people, excessive carbohydrate intake, even if they are natural like fruit, can have detrimental effects on your health, and put you at risk of diabetes, as unfortunately we are seeing in the average of the population. Increasing the amount of healthy fats to satisfy your appetite can dramatically help with the “carb addiction”. Holistic Bliss: What health changes have you seen with the people you work with?
Dr Sanchez: The main changes I have seen are a reduction of weight, blood pressure, pain, inflammation and an improvement in mood, sleep, and generalised wellbeing. Holistic Bliss: What are your top 5 tips to great health? Dr Sanchez: My tops tips are: • Decrease carbohydrate intake • Increase healthy fats • Decrease stress levels • Do not under or over exercise • Live more simply And remember you don’t take anything material with you to the grave, only the experiences in life! DR CARLOS SANCHEZ works from Ibuki Health in Noosa, Qld, along with Dr Vivienne Taylor. They offer a refreshing approach combining orthodox medicine and complementary medicine to help improve the quality of your life. ibukihealth.com
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tâ€™s being YOU, all of YOU! It is the ultimate goal. Why? The list is endless here and if you are reading this, chances are you already know the answer â€“ life becomes a continual romance and adventure! What are the signs we are not â€˜being realâ€™? There are signs when we are not â€˜being realâ€™. They are easy to see and together with love and compassion we can help each other break through them and stop them getting in the way of our dreams. 1. Lying or exaggerating 2. Being defensive 3. Judging others or ourselves 4. Blaming others or situations 5. Some negative behaviour or emotion Whenever we see these in ourselves â€“ STOP! They are not us, they are not who we are and underneath all of them is a soul asking for help. When we see them in others and ourselves, simply recognise that we are stuck in a negative
â€˜Being Realâ€™? pattern or program and are not â€˜being realâ€™. What can we do to â€˜be realâ€™ when we see a sign we are not â€˜being realâ€™? 1. OWN IT! What you own you can change! If you catch yourself lying or over exaggerating, look at it. Stop in the moment, smile, be brave and bold, and say something like; â€œI have no idea why I am saying or said what I just said. Itâ€™s not trueâ€?. 2. There is nothing to defend! Remember that only one opinion matters â€“ that all opinions are valid! Everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion whatever it is. Trust what your opinion is and let others have their own. 3. Stop expecting anything! From yourself and from others! This in itself will eliminate judgments. We all have amazing inner guidance systems guiding us into the perfect experiences for us to realise more of who we are. 4. You create your reality and EVERYTHING outside of you is a
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Kindnessin Real Life WORDS JONO FISHER
vividly remember the day when I first read the quote from the Dalai Lama that said “Kindness is my religion”. This radical idea went straight to my heart. Could kindness be what life is all about? Back in 2009, I began an experiment to start a ‘kindness revolution’ in Australia. I left my job, designed some ‘Kindness Cards’ and offered to send them out at no cost. The Kindness Cards are an easy and playful way to create a ripple of goodness throughout the community. After six years, we’ve posted out more than 250,000 free Kindness Cards. Thousands of lives have been touched and we constantly receive beautiful stories from both the kindness card users and the recipients of anonymous kind acts. Here’s how the Kindness Cards work: 1. Firstly, order a free pack of kindness cards at WakeUpProject.com.au. We’ll post the cards to your mailbox at no cost. 2. When the kindness cards arrive, think of a kind act that you could do for
someone. For example, you could leave flowers on your colleague’s desk, pay for someone’s coffee or leave chocolates on your neighbour’s doorstep. 3. Here’s the fun part. When you do a kind act – do it anonymously. 4. Leave a Kindness Card behind alongside your kind act so that the recipient knows that they have received an anonymous act of kindness. The kindness card encourages the recipient to pay it forward with their own act of kindness. Here’s one of my favourite Kindness Card stories… “I asked my hairdresser to let me pay for a little boy’s haircut that I observed whilst getting my own hair done. I gave her the Kindness Card to pass on, saying it needed to remain anonymous. When the boy’s father went to pay, he was speechless and enormously grateful when he was told that the haircut had been paid for – and he was given the Kindness Card. After they left the salon, my hairdresser
told me that the boy’s mother had recently died, and that the father’s business had gone bankrupt, but he insisted on ensuring that his children were always well presented. She asked why I chose that family to help? To this day, it just felt timely and right. I am so glad that I was there to quietly observe the impact of anonymous kindness, and to then learn that it was needed so very much.” We hope you can join us in making the world a little kinder. JONO FISHER is the founder of the Wake Up Project, a community of 75,000+ people who want to make the world a little kinder. Order your free kindness cards at wakeupproject.com.au
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ver wondered why being told to “get real” often feels yucky to you? Getting real in this reality, more often than not, is where someone else gets to deliver their judgment of you, disguised as truth. They give you the ‘cold, hard truth’, or tell you to take a ‘good, hard look’ in the mirror. It contracts your world, and eliminates any sense of possibility. Basically, it’s where you get to be wrong and judge yourself forever. It has nothing to do with what’s actually true. If you desire to get real with yourself, you must be willing to be totally vulnerable. Vulnerability is not about being weak. Vulnerability is to ‘be as the open wound’, with no barriers, no judgment, and being willing to see everything as it truly is, beyond what others believe, say, do or think. It is being willing to see you as you truly are, beyond what you believe, say, do, think or judge about
you. Vulnerability will always create a sense of lightness, expansion and space in your world. You have been taught that the things that feel the most solid and real are what’s true for you, but it’s actually the opposite of what it appears to be! When you are being vulnerable, you can acknowledge and follow what feels expansive and light and has a greater sense of possibility. You recognise that ‘lightness’ as the truth of you, and the judgments, the heaviness, the solidity and the contraction as the lies of you that are not actually real. If you are willing to use your awareness of what is heavy/contractive and light/expansive for you, you will become aware of what is actually possible in your life – and if you choose more of what is light and expansive, your life gets better too! ‘Getting real’ in this reality means judging you into more limitation and
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n our privileged society, we are too frequently shown that instant gratification is something that should be constantly validated. When it comes to health, this instant fix-it mentality is validated by orthodox medicine’s symptomatic pill-prescribing approach. When I was a little munchkin, I was raised in an environment that condoned that type of mentality, just like everyone I can remember. Yes, mum made sure that we ate our vegetables, takeout was a total rarity, and dad was pretty consistent at reminding us how economical a sandwich was as a snack (it was only about 20¢ per sandwich back then). But still, as is too often the case, when it came to health or a lack thereof, we shared the same mentality as the majority of the population; that health and sickness were separate to nutrition and lifestyle, and a prescription from the doctor was what was needed. What fools we were, and it wasn’t until I began studying naturopathy that these thought processes evolved! On one hand, it shows how resilient
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Back to the Real You! WORDS FRANCIS PETERS, Practitioner of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture
kay, the theme of this article and edition is ‘Get Real’ so as a health care professional I would like to bring it back to basics. Having worked in the health and wellness industry for most of my life as well as having been on a huge spiritual, emotional and physical journey over the last 15 years, I have come across and experienced almost all the modalities out there. There is so much information that if we followed all the expert advice we would find ourselves very confused. There is so much conflicting evidence about how we should eat, exercise, meditate, take supplements, do yoga, use crystals, spiritual guidance, clearing emotional baggage and so on. As a practitioner of acupuncture my belief is that if we can still the mind, calm the spirit, and de-stress the body,
then the rest will take care of itself. Health and wellbeing is not rocket science as we have all the information we need already within us, we just need to choose it and listen to our own knowing. I am not suggesting that we do not seek advice of therapists from time to time but we do need to look at all the helpful information out there and ask ourselves does this apply to me right now. With acupuncture, my aim is to clear the stress out of the channels and body, calm the mind and still the spirit, which this modality is designed to do and does it beautifully. The body then finds a happy equilibrium and heals itself. We can back this up with good nutrition, a practise in mindfulness, and having balance in all areas of life. No one
outside of you can do this for you, so giving your power away to others is not necessary or helpful. In my practice I encourage my clients to take responsibility for their health and wellbeing from their own knowing and the information that they already have. We are not machines so what may work for one will not work for all. We need to factor in the individual, you. Being happy and healthy is our birthright and the choice and responsibility is all yours. Acupuncture has been around for centuries and is capable of treating all symptoms. It is a subtle yet profound modality that can help your body achieve its best physically, emotionally and spiritually. wellsure.com.au
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HAVE YOU TAKEN A PHOTO ON YOUR DIGITAL DEVICE TO FIND ENERGETIC INCLUSIONS THAT ARE HARD TO EXPLAIN? THEY ARE OFTEN CIRCULAR IN SHAPE, PRESENTING IN VARIOUS COLOURS, SIZES AND INTENSITIES OF PATTERNS. When we look out into the world, we are only capable of seeing approximately 4% of our environment. Quantum physics confirms this maths. Everything that exists in our universe is resonating at or within a range of frequency. The human eyes’ window of sight is quite small. Thanks to the increasing megapixel capacity and low light technology; the ability to capture these amazing images is growing. A 14 megapixel camera has 14,000 pixels per square inch, allowing information that can’t be seen with the naked eye to be captured in digital form. I believe we are supported by spirit and Orbs are an energetic expression of the sentient beings supporting our journey and answering our prayers. Ask and you shall receive. Taking the time and given the tools to understand, the communications become clear.
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How can WORDS AMY JOYOUS
ocusing on simplicity and nature allows us to step into our realness. When we step into a natural setting full of the wonders of Mother Earth, something in our make-up changes; our vibration and energy shifts. We begin to feel consciously comfortable and blissfully aware of the beauty of nature. We can float away in the winds of change or we can feel the power of the waves as they envelop over the filtering sands… Immersing ourselves in the aromas, the textures, the sounds of the Earth not only is incredibly grounding, it is also uplifting, rejuvenating and energising which in turn motivates us to get moving! Studies from Agriculture and Life Sciences in Texas show that when spending time in natural environments, our memory performance and concentration can improve by 20%. This in turn can increase our positive energy, and help us to feel more secure and relaxed. So what happens if we cannot always spend time in nature? When
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ur team at Premier Chiropractic is on a focused mission to spread the chiropractic principle to this vibrant community and we want you to live a life full of aliveness, energy and joy! To be perfectly clear, chiropractors are not bone doctors as still widely believed. Chiropractors are nerve doctors. Every single thing we experience, express and perceive is processed through our nervous system. We are able to have a high quality expression life when our nervous system is free and clear; alternately, we are impaired when our nerve flow is interfered. Chiropractic philosophy recognises the Three Ts of Subluxation: thoughts, trauma and toxins. Living a chiropractic lifestyle doesn’t just start and end in our office – to embody this lifestyle includes many facets. So, if you have a nervous system, please read on! 1. Turn Your Power On! You are already extraordinary – your
magnificent brain controls literally every sinew of your physical body. We can’t even begin to understand how intricate these processes are. How would you feel if every organ system was functioning better, at its optimal capacity? The greatness is already inside, there just needs to be no interference! Chiropractic adjustments simply help to restore the pathways between your brain and your body, what a wonderful thing! 2. Respect Your Symptoms! Do you go straight for a spoonful/tablet of medicine whenever a headache, fever or ache appears? Instead, seek to find the cause of the issue! The body is more intelligent than we will ever know and these signals are our body’s clever way of letting us know that there is imbalance in the body. Don’t dim warning signals down or suppress symptoms, boost your immune system instead. Trust that your body is doing the right thing, at the right time.
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What does your face say about you?
WORDS DIANE SPENCER
n ancient Chinese art, face reading reveals so much about your personality and what you are really feeling. The human body is a hologram, meaning all parts of the body contain the whole. This is what allows reflexology, palm reading, acupuncture and face reading to be possible. The front view of the face expresses how a person views the world. Side on view represents how a person interacts with the world. The face is divided into three sections. The thinking zone, the emotional zone and lastly the physical zone. The right-hand side of the face reveals information about our thinking processes, while the left-hand side expresses our feelings. The eyes, size, shape and colour, mirrors our heart and soul. The nose, our ability to deliver and how we go about it. Lips, expression of our creativity and ability to speak up… or not? When we communicate, 20% involves what we say, 40% our body language, and 40% our tone of voice. Learning to read facial movements and cues is an invaluable tool for improving communication skills. If you are interested in having a face reading or wanting to learn the art yourself, private readings and workshops are available.
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e are all seeking connection. Is it possible to connect with our Soul? Is the Soul even real? If the Soul is real, what would the connection be like? • A peaceful knowingness about our life’s purpose? • Clarity and understanding on how to navigate the path that leads to this purpose? We can all have this connection now, with the right assistance. Connection with the Soul is like being in the eye of a cyclone. Instead of being lost and distracted in the swirling chatter of our mind, we reach a state that has awareness of the mind, but is not the mind. We access the infinite consciousness; a state free of fear and limitation, and in touch with who we really are and why we are here. If we can surrender to and move through our deepest fears, we move beyond mind and experience our Soul. It cannot get any more real than that. It is our purpose to reconnect with our Soul and fulfil our Soul’s intention. Soul Infusion is a healing process that enables this experience to happen. soulinfusion.com.au
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Addicted to Pleasure? WORDS SHAUNA TEAKEN
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i! My name is Shauna and I am a hedonist. The pursuit of fun, pleasure and ease has dogged my entire life. I have never stuck to a diet or exercise program for longer than about morning tea-time. I would rather read a book, walk along the beach or play with my cat. I’d rather eat cheese and crackers with a glass of red wine. I hate regimes, rules and gyms. Try being a fitness and health guru with that shameful secret!! I am finally out-ing myself! No more feeling guilty for not working hard enough, having days off or laughing too much. I now do what my body feels like doing. (Actually, I was addicted to control and worry, not fun or happiness. Who knew? I just thought I was lazy.) What’s hedonism and what can be done about it? It’s been defined as the pursuit of pleasure and for a very long time, that has been judged as bad, superficial, greedy and pointless. Being called a hedonist was not a compliment.
Desires are meant to be overcome, not indulged! It’s part of how indulging our senses – and the body – has been judged as a sin. You’re supposed to work hard now, and look forward to your reward, maybe, if you get to heaven (after your body is dead). No pain, no gain, right? Control, control, control those appetites and desires!! A hedonist is actually someone who enjoys the pleasures of life, who chooses pleasure rather than pain – and pain can be emotional, physical, financial, psychological and more. What if being able to relax and enjoy your body was the key to changing your life in every area – not just how you look? Here’s what I’ve found: Our bodies are aware and conscious partners with us. Not just meat suits! Working with my body has led me to more health, wealth, fun, vitality and
happiness. And more relaxation. I’m a confirmed hedonist now. But it’s like we can’t easily hear what our bodies truly require – like shouting through a thick glass window, so you only receive a muffled, jumbled response. What cuts through the barrier? For me, as an analytical overthinker, Access Consciousness® Body Work has been the key. The body has its own phenomenal capacities and as you begin to unlock this with sessions of gentle hands-on placements on various positions on the body, the stored-up tension, resistance, dis-ease, emotional turmoil and ageing dissipates. And how you relate to everything in your life begins to change – money, other people, your creativity – the enjoyment of the pleasures of life – hedonism – begins! SHAUNA TEAKEN is a radical hedonist playing in Brisbane, mostly. shaunaisland.com
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GET BACK TO YOUR REAL SELF IN NATURE
WORDS PATRICK HANDLEY
ater is the conduit for our senses, our connection to the environment. Our very cells resonate with water and if we are conscious or not of this, it seats us fully into our surrounds, transporting us with its sound, motion and simple presence. Where water meets land is a highly fertile zone – we can’t ignore this fact as we observe the life and productivity that we encounter in this zone near seashore or creek. Indigenous cultures have strong spiritual bonds with water and see it as connected to the land and the total environment as well as themselves being integral to this connection and hence responsible for its health and care. Western culture tends to overlook this connection and the nature of water and view it solely as a resource. More is coming to light as in ‘The Secret Life of Water’ the works of Masaru Emoto. Water has been found to have a memory that will conduct and react to emotional states projected on it. In a place where contemplation
and positive thought is projected, water in your environment offers support. Inviting water into our living spaces encourages this fertility into our lives. In my experience I’m asked to create waterscapes for many reasons. The most common is adding movement and sound or wanting to have fish and encourage birds and wildlife to the area. Dig a little deeper and the common denominator is wanting to stop, take a breather and to process and release the information and emotions that we accumulate in our daily lives. Even a small feature by the front door encourages a transition to this space as part of a coming-home ritual. A waterfall is as mesmerizing as a fire. Some practical design principles in bringing water into a landscape include keeping the direction of the stream or waterfall in line with the fall of the land. Unless some major earth works are possible, it just does not ring true subconsciously if the water flow is against the predominant fall of the terrain.
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Hidden Blessings WORDS MICHELLE LIGHTWORKER
often hear people say that they are going well for a while and then hit a slump. I wonder if, during this slump in their energy, they have continued to feel grateful. Often we feel weary or tired and equate this with “something’s wrong” rather than something’s right. Many of my students hit a slump just before or after a breakthrough of insight. It may be that they’ve just processed a huge amount of feelings that have been suppressed for a long time. This has drained their life force but is vital to their healing process. I say to them “you never know, you could be healing cancer right now”. Hidden blessing indeed. It could be that the energy that they are carrying is just getting too much and it’s time to let it go. If they hadn’t felt the heaviness, they wouldn’t have found the hidden blessing of surrender. Guilt is one of the heaviest of all vibrations. When we carry what is
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remember. Keep the faith that all is well. All is in divine and perfect order. Just ride the wave all the way to the shore. Let yourself enjoy the ride, find ways to enjoy the ride. Perhaps the slump in your energy gives you permission to slow down. Enjoy. Perhaps lacking your usual vitality forces you to be quiet, take aim and focus better. It is all of service to you. Do you realise how powerful the slump can be in getting you to where you need and want to be? Allow it. Don’t judge it. Don’t buckle to it. Just ride it. Every wave has a focus. It builds and glides towards the beach without really caring who is looking. It reaches its goal as an important part of the whole ocean. And then allows itself to be drawn back out to sea again and be a part of another adventure. All is well. Allow yourself to have the adventure. Allow yourself to enjoy it – especially the slumps. lightworkerreflections.com
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WORDS KRISTY RACKHAM, RN
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MR is based on the epigenetic understanding that our memories and beliefs, and their subsequent emotions, are imprinted on our local energetic field (morphic field or local matrix), and that our cells literally read the frequency signals of stored events held there. The cells then globally respond to the information they’re receiving which in turn causes a behavioural response.
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work themselves. The practitioner acts as a guide and pathfinder to assist the client to locate a memory within their matrix, and help them stay within the experience until it is resolved. Once the memory is found, the client is able to enter the memory scene and speak to their former self, known as their ‘ECHO’. The Echo is released from their trauma and a new, empowering belief created. The client effectively returns their energy system to the original matrix blueprint that they were born to live. MR does not deny that traumatic events took place, it instead helps the client to change their perspective on what the event means. They are able to have a direct experience of an event in a controlled, safe and positive manner as they are 100% conscious throughout the process. It is a far more gentle technique for trauma than some traditional psychological techniques as it
does not require the client to fully re-live a trauma, but to view it in a detached manner. Of course empathic people may experience an emotional response to the trauma, but are also empowered to take charge of their own healing and to very quickly release and resolve the traumatic event once and for all. MR enables the client to experience the event and their subsequent personal beliefs within a new context and on their terms. Tapping is scientifically documented to reduce stress hormones in the body, shift belief systems, and dramatically improve stressful emotional states. MR uses both of these techniques in an extremely focused and intentional way, and in the short time that MR has been in existence, the anecdotal results are dramatic and life transforming. Healing of chronic pain and illness, transformed relationships and long term ‘stuck’ behaviours, such as addictions, are being released. In coming years, this will also be quantifiable. The new science of Epigenetics is gaining momentum and understanding amongst the holistic and spiritual community. Its acceptance still has a way to go within mainstream science and modern medicine. However, the crest of revolutionary change is where miracles, transformation and radical healing can take place. myholisticnurse.org
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uncan Roads has been involved in alternative news for decades as publisher of international bimonthly NEXUS Magazine. He says he was motivated to set up his new not-forprofit venture, the Alternative News Project, as a vehicle for change and a platform for people to share news and information. “I think it’s fair to say we’ve reached a point where the disconnect between mainstream media ‘reality’ and what is really going on means that most people in society are not getting the full story – about almost everything and anything,” said Duncan. AlternativeNewsProject.org, an online news service that for the first time brings all the non-mainstream, alternative and independent news and information into one massive newsfeed, allows each user to personalise content according to their interests. “I wanted people to have easy access to information they are being denied by the mainstream. Unfortunately we are seeing the might of transnationals steering government policies. For example, drug companies
affect personal sovereignty in the form of forced vaccinations, freedom of choice in the treatment of serious disease, and the right to be able to purchase health products of our choosing,” said Duncan. “In discussion of consciousness and the paranormal, we again see mainstream media reporting distorted versions of events (often with ridicule), misreporting factual data or not reporting it at all. “As people are waking up to the idea that we are immortal beings of spirit having a human experience, we are finding that more people are seeking out ways to live in harmony with each other, and with their ecosystem. This is again ignored, obstructed or ridiculed by governments and mainstream media”, said Duncan. Duncan says people are increasingly stepping up to blow the whistle on illegal and suppressed information they believe is in everyone’s interests to be made public. “Unfortunately, despite the assurances of protection to whistleblowers from world leaders, we actually see the opposite – the
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Online:Is your Partner Cheating? WORDS PETRA HANZAK, Marital and After-separation Support and Guidance
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If the answers are positive, there is a big chance that our partner has an increased emotional connection with somebody else and it threatens our close relationship. In fact, if this is done in secret, there is likelihood that he/she will soon go or is already going through cyber-betrayal and possibly physical infidelity. In my experience, most infidelity is not caused by lust or sexual attraction but the gradual build-up of dissatisfaction (or our perception of dissatisfaction) of our needs in an intimate relationship. When we feel dissatisfied, a gradual loss of trust follows together with erection of a wall between us. Finally, an attraction to others outside the current
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RELATIONSHIPS, PARENTS AND KIDS
Joyride – here’s how
Take today on a WORDS MARY-LOU STEPHENS
ome lessons in life come from the most unexpected of places. When it comes to mindfulness you’d assume those lessons would come from Eastern philosophies or Western psychology. Mindfulness has become increasingly popular and there are many reasons why. It’s been shown to alleviate stress, reduce anxiety, relieve drug and alcohol dependence, and help with many types of illness including auto-immune diseases. Mindfulness is all about being in the present moment. Not worrying about the future, not dwelling on the past. Being here, now, moment by moment. Simple. But not easy. There’s a theory that there are only two motivating forces in life; love and fear. Love is desirable. Fear can really do some damage. So how can mindfulness help? A while ago I was telling a wiser person than myself about all my fears and how they were running my life. She asked me, “What is there for you to be fearful of? Right here, right now in this moment?” My answer surprised me as much as her question. “Nothing.”
If I keep my thoughts to the present moment what do I have to fear? Absolutely nothing. Simple concept. Hard to achieve. But apparently not if you’re a psychopath. Kevin Dutton is a research psychologist. He wrote a piece called The Wisdom of Psychopaths: What Saints, Spies, and Serial Killers Can Teach Us about Success. Kevin visited Broadmoor, the best-known highsecurity psychiatric hospital in England, to interview the inmates. What he found is surprising. One of his interview subjects told him, “The thing about fear, or the way I understand fear, I suppose – because, to be honest, I don’t think I’ve ever really felt it – is that most of the time it’s completely unwarranted anyway. What is it they say? Ninety-nine percent of the things people worry about never happen. So what’s the point? I think the problem is that people spend so much time worrying about what might happen, what might go wrong, that they completely lose sight of the present. They completely overlook the fact that, actually, right now, everything’s
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hen I was a student of Herbal Medicine I was lucky enough to spend a week at Pindari Herb Farm, just outside of Launceston, Tasmania. Owned and run by the everknowledgeable Ken Atherton, little did I know that this experience would not only increase my knowledge of medicinal herbs, but also open the door to the world of natural skincare production. Ken, a retired pharmacist, is a man with a serious passion for all things natural, and for producing products of the highest quality from beautiful, energetic plants grown on his property. He was very quick to point out that in times gone by, the role of many pharmacists had been to mix and create potions for customers on an individual basis. If a client was suffering from eczema for example, he would select suitable ingredients, mostly herbal tinctures and essential oils, and mix them with a neutral cream base. The
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and nerves exiting from it are all part of this nervous system but only the delicate brain and spinal cord are encased by the bones of the skull and spine. The spine, spinal cord and tissue coverings function as a unit. It is essential for health and vitality to have dynamic movement of the entire spinal column of all vertebrates, your pets included, so your nervous system can function at its best capacity. If movement and function is decreased, even at just one segment (a condition called vertebral subluxation), the animal’s entire body has to distort in compensatory response to that lack of motion. Many times this
loss of spinal motion is accompanied by a loss of spinal alignment which may have an effect on the brain, spinal cord and spinal nerves. These are all living tissues, and if they are put under pressure, stretched or twisted by a vertebral subluxation for a sustained period, it will negatively affect the function and the health of your pet. The entire body can be affected by a subluxation, because it interrupts the normal nerve communication between the animal’s body and brain. As an example, a loss of spinal motion interrupts the normal firing and activation of sensory nerves that tell the brain where the animal’s body is in space at any given time. This causes imbalance, as the animal is less able to orient itself in relation to its environment, which in turn makes it predisposed to injury and bodily dysfunction. How can you tell if your pet needs help? Here are some things to look for that will help you recognise a potential need for an adjustment: • Your animal experiences pain and irritation when touched, petted or lifted. • Your animal is reluctant or has
difficulty when climbing stairs or jumping. • Your animal has difﬁculty when getting up after lying down. • Your animal exhibits negative changes in attitude or behaviour. • Your animal shows an apparent lameness or change in the way it moves. Behaviours such as these usually indicate that the animal has an underlying imbalance in its body which will hinder your pet in achieving its optimum potential for health and vitality. pathwaysholistic.com.au
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Are you stressed, fatigued and unmotivated? Could you solve your happiness puzzle with these missing puzzle pieces? Could it be bacteria? Researchers at McMaster University have supportive evidence that bacteria residing in the gut influence brain chemistry and behaviour. When there was a change in the gut flora of the test subjects increased anxiety and behaviour change was noted. For years these bacterias have been seen to be harmless, but the negative impact of specific strains of bacteria on the brain are documented. Pathogenic bacteria have the potential to cause havoc on your digestive system and indirectly may cause Serotonin to drop. Serotonin is your happy, relaxing neurotransmitter. Not many people are aware that it is predominantly made in the gut. Functional bacteria (the good guys) are often overlooked, they assist in breaking down your food and keeping your gut healthy.
Is it in your DNA? MTHFR is a very important enzyme that is needed for detoxification, methylation, SAMe and glutathione production. But for some the gene may be dysfunctional. Considering SAMe is imperative for good sleep and mood and glutathione is important for energy production, we want sufficient levels of both. Clinically we see MTHFR gene mutations frequently and with this mutation there may be a greater chance of developing depression, anxiety, chronic fatigue, migraines or insomnia just to name a few.
Do you have the condition pyroluria? A very strange word, I know, maybe that is why so many people havenâ€™t heard of it? Pyroluria is a genetically determined metabolic condition. If you have this condition your demand for certain nutrients (particularly B6 and zinc) is high. These two nutrients are essential for neurotransmitter production, such as serotonin and dopamine. Pyrolurics are more likely to suffer with depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, autism, alcoholism, strong fatigue, temper outbursts, IBS, joint pain, memory loss, or low stress tolerance.
What about your nutrient absorption? Most people who come to the clinic eat a Boo k yo fairly good diet, some exceptional! But ur they still feel unhealthy. Many triggers such as stress, food intolerances, bacterial overgrowth and hormone imbalance may result in poor nutrient absorption, so no matter Con how clean your diet is you may not sult a be getting the full reward until it is pho tions in n pe e or corrected. Clinically there is testing Sky rson, p to determine the extent of damage to e the gut lining.
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