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ne of the things I noticed as all the amazing articles came through this month about the ‘parent- child connection’ was that we had left out the experience of being motherless, fatherless and childless. During April/May we receive lots of messages about Mother’s Day and often we forget about people who have never known their mother. It also can be an emotionally challenging time for people who have had a parent die at an early age or maybe you are reading this and you have just had your mother or father pass away. Our sincere heartfelt thoughts are with you and if you read through this edition, many of the people who are in it can also provide support for grief and loss and be a contribution to you. The parent-child connection is such a powerful one and we have some wonderful articles this month about nurturing this further. If we don’t experience it fully, we may then take our own personal, rich, soulful journey as adults to find the mother and father within ourselves and look within for what we

require; parenting our own childlike self, even if that takes some time and support to come to that realisation. Of course having a mum and dad is such a blessing too! On being childless, I know a little about this, and it doesn’t always make it any easier over the Mother’s Day period to feel a sense of, “I wonder what my life would have been like if I had given birth to a child and watch a being grow…” Although, I have always felt my focus and contribution has gone to places in the community and world where it is required… in many ways Holistic Bliss has been my baby, as well as our fur baby Bindy and two grown-up/adult step-sons. Take good care, take time for you and connect with others this month. We are delighted to have Talitha Talarek and Huxley her son share the cover this month and shine their lights, enjoy the story on pages 12-13. Bliss You Universe X

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Mocha Choc Drop Cookies

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NOURISH ME MUM

 own experience led to the My perfect formula

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SARAH KOTTMANN

When parasites take over

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JOEL GRACE

 Tandoori Spiced Veggies with Rissoles and Rocket

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CYNDI O’MEARA

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12-13 Talitha Talarek: Healing Ourselves and the Next Generation VANESSA FINNIGAN

Parent-Child Connection

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JEAN SHEEHAN

A day to celebrate our mums

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SHARON TURTON

The mindful dad

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MARC DE BRUIN

Birthing women’s wisdom

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JANET McGEEVER

19  Celebrating the feminine principle MICHAEL J ROADS

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FOOD FOR THE SOUL

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WHEN PARASITES TAKE OVER WORDS JOEL GRACE, Owner, Sunshine Colonics Health & Wellness Centre

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aving a parasite inside you isn’t a very pleasant thought, but it’s a far more common occurrence than you’d think. In fact, many people have parasites thriving inside them without showing any symptoms at all. On the other hand, some people can feel constantly unwell until the parasite is diagnosed and treated. What are parasites? Essentially, a parasite is any living organism that feeds off another organism. When it comes to the human digestive system, intestinal parasites usually feed off the food we eat and cause a wide variety of ailments. Broadly speaking, there are two types of parasites that commonly infect our gut – worms (such as tapeworms, pinworms and roundworms), and single-cell organisms (like blastocystis and giardia). How do we get infected? Parasites usually enter our body through contaminated food and water. Undercooked meat is a common culprit, as is contaminated drinking water when travelling in underdeveloped countries. Parasite eggs are microscopic and can

be passed onto anything you touch – the toilet flusher, the doorknob, your phone, or anyone you touch. This is why good bathroom hygiene and handwashing practices are so important. Why do they pose a problem? One reason our digestive tract is highly acidic is to protect against harmful pathogens. But when parasites invade our intestines, even this highly acidic environment cannot protect our body. The natural response is for our body to defend itself through our immune system, and as a result the gut can become inflamed. Intestinal parasites can also prevent the food we eat from being properly absorbed by the body and release toxins into the bloodstream and lymphatic system. Parasite warning signs Whilst parasites can create a multitude of symptoms, there are a few common warning signs to keep an eye out for: • Has the frequency or appearance of your bowel movements changed for a sustained period? • Are you experiencing chronic

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TANDOORI SPICED VEGGI ES W I T H RISSOLES AND ROCKE T RECIPE CYNDI O’MEARA

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his is a simple, quick and nourishing gluten-free, nutfree lunch or dinner option. The organic turmeric in the dressing has a number of health benefits such as an anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, for liver problems and digestive issues to name just a few. Long term inflammation is linked to many lifestyle diseases. Turmeric has been used for thousands of years in Ayurveda medicine as it contains curcumin, and many other minerals such as manganese, iron, copper and potassium. Including turmeric in your diet adds colour and flavour. Turmeric gives food a beautiful rich yellow colour and is one of the main spices used in curries. Turmeric has a peppery, warm, and slightly bitter flavour. It is best to consume turmeric with black pepper and fat, as they both help with the absorption of the compound curcumin.

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COVER STORY

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by Vianna Stibal) and took her first basic class in 2007. ThetaHealing assists you to access a theta brain wave and connect with the ‘creator’ or creative force. This doesn’t just facilitate healing, it also can enhance creativity and the ability to actualise abundance. Talitha became interested in this modality as a way of helping other people but she didn’t realise it would involve her healing herself. “Some big stuff shifted in me, I’d had

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costochondritis for months and was having multiple asthma attacks each day brought on by stress and both of those things ceased in a three-day class. I knew this work held the keys to creating great change, I could feel the divine truth in it,” she said. In 2009, Talitha’s life was at an alltime low. She was just 46 kilos, scared of her own shadow; living in survival mode and often fearing for her own life. At the time, the only real relief or escape for her was through alcohol and drugs and the tranquillity she felt with the trees on her property was what helped her to stay alive. Her life had hit rock bottom and so the only way was up. Somehow, she found the courage to leave a violent and abusive relationship which left her emotionally and financially bankrupt and it took time to build back her self-worth and sense of self. Not only was she dealing with the relationship break-up, but also the death of her stepmother who had died from melanoma, a woman Talitha described as selfless and who always believed in her. The intense pain and ‘letting go’ was a lot to face and at the same time, became a great catalyst for change. “It was her passing which triggered something in me to clear my fears. To step up. And my faith increased rapidly,” she said. After attending ThetaHealing workshops, Talitha cleared her unconscious patterns which had kept her in a cycle of being a powerless victim in relationships. She decided to follow the ‘work of her heart’, becoming a ThetaHealing teacher in 2010. She found the confidence to carve out a new career and life for herself while she continued her training and also opened a ThetaHealing Centre in Queensland. “I love doing one-on-one sessions, teaching and running psychic workshops for kids. You can create your reality at a more rapid speed with this work,” she said. The woman Talitha is today and the woman she was back in 2009 are almost two different people. Now her life is about choosing what works for her and sharing her life with loving partner of six years Dan, their four-year-old son Huxley and her three step-children. It was wonderful to hear the healing work has also created miracles in her family. In fact, there was an amazing

TUNE IN AND TRUST YOUR INTUITION AND KNOW DISCERNMENT SO YOU ARE NOT TAKING ON THE PROJECTIONS OF OTHER PEOPLE.

healing connection right from the start when Huxley, her baby boy was conceived. “I wasn’t sure if it was physically possible for me to have a baby, so when it was confirmed I was pregnant with Huxley it was such a massive gift. I knew it was meant to be,” she shared. However, initial tests showed there was a high risk for Edward and Down’s Syndromes and after going through the process of CVS, results came back clear for the latter syndromes but showed baby Huxley had Trisomy 14 Mosaicism. Talitha’s research found only a hundred cases of Trisomy 14 Mosaicism since 1970. In most cases the baby dies or if they survive then they are severely deformed. But terminating the pregnancy was not an option for Talitha. She said she ‘manifested open-minded doctors’ and the healing had already started based on her early ‘knowing’. Talitha and baby Huxley had ThetaHealing sessions with Vianna Stibal during the pregnancy which was such a gift. And as you can imagine, Talitha and Dan were thrilled to welcome their healthy, miracle baby into the world on time. Huxley and his placenta were tested and it was a relief to hear there were no signs of Trisomy 14 found anywhere. Talitha says as a mum and in life, you are a co-creator of your reality. Life doesn’t just happen to you. I asked Talitha what being a mum means to her. She replied, “Everything! To know that beautiful soul has chosen me to be his mum… it’s priceless, it’s such a precious gift I treasure so dearly. You are a team right from the beginning, and it’s an incredible feeling and an incredible love and I can’t even explain it, you just have to experience it. It shifts and changes your world in every way. “I’ve learnt so much from my son. He is already showing me new intuitive

insights before I have even taught them in my classes,” she shared. So what does Talitha want to say to our youth of today? “Tune in and trust your intuition and know discernment so you are not taking on the projections of other people. Because it’s the projections from other people that can be damaging and steer you off your true path.” She said it’s about allowing kids to evolve in the way they came here to do. Talitha mentioned she often works with youth and the homeless on a voluntary basis as a way of giving back. “There’s too much self-harm and suicide and too many kids on the street. And I know they don’t always have a loving environment and sometimes that’s part of their journey; the way their soul is choosing to learn their virtues.” She said if only they trusted there is a higher power and creator to connect to (it’s the energy moving through everything). Then they would know it’s okay for them to be themselves and have self-love, so they don’t feel the pressure to try to ‘fit in’. But Talitha also feels society is becoming more open and change is occurring. She said she also sees so many adults coming through her centre who want to recover their gifts that they shut off in childhood. It’s those intuitive, unique abilities along with love and kindness that are going to contribute most to changing the planet. Talitha has trained a lot of nurses and talked to doctors. And something that she is also passionate about is the world of science working alongside the alternative world. She believes this healing work should be available to everyone worldwide. Talitha said instead of creating change by going through an arduous painful situation, we can learn by connecting more to the creator/source and can create more of what we would like. She is more aware of the things she thinks and says because we can manifest things at such a fast rate. Instead of blaming others or external factors, we can take responsibility for what we create and also see the gifts in a challenging situation and see why we created it. “Everything works out!” Talitha repeated many times throughout our conversation, a great mantra for us to reflect on in these changing times as we co-create with the Universe. www.evolvewitheta.com Holistic Bliss | MAY 2017 |

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PARENT-CHILD CONNECTION

Are you giving yourself

A HARD TIME AS A PARENT?

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here is nothing more sacred than the connection of a parent and child. But it is not always natural or easy for parents. Sometimes it depends on the age of the child, as some parents connect with brand new babies and some connect with children when they are at school; for others, it’s not until the child is a mini adult or teenager. The key is no matter how you feel, it is OK and don’t be hard on yourself if there is no connection straight away as it is a new skill to learn. Can you recall holding your brandnew baby and wondering how you were to care for this innocent little person? It takes time to learn and connect with each other. You learn to discern what cry means what – I am hungry, I have pain, I need a cuddle! Eventually it becomes second nature. The way you connect may be different from your partner or the grandparents and that is OK too. Every stage of the child’s growth is a learning lesson in how to relate to the child and how the child relates to you. The child learns just as you learn… who is teaching who?

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During my sessions, I find the most enquiries I get are concerned with, “How do I connect with my teenager?” My reply is often, “Just like you do with a small child.” It’s the same as they need love, acceptance and support, just like a young child but it is more in the emotional and mental care. Yes, they can react to you aggressively, verbally and emotionally and you may scratch your head saying, “What did I do wrong for them to yell at me?” Now put yourself in their shoes and life is challenging for them with “I am not a child and I am not an adult”, “I have crazy hormones happening” and “my body is doing weird things” and there is so much social pressure. They are ‘screaming’ for your love and support which sometimes is doing and saying nothing but letting them know there is always love in your heart for them. Connection for any child-parent relationship is how we listen, how we react, how we speak and how we show affection. Connection is happening all the time whether at the dinner table, sleeping, watching TV, driving them to school or even being in the same house

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A day to CELEBRATE

OUR MUMS

WORDS SHARON TURTON

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s Mother’s Day hype is revving up in the shops, let’s slow down and reflect on the true meaning of this special day. Being a mother has offered me the most rewarding, heart-opening and wondrous moments in my life, as well as the most challenging, confronting and painful. I guess this is why many sages say that parenting is one of the most profound spiritual practices of them all. It requires all of us, and then some more, as we partner this little person through their own challenges, their fears, anxieties and tantrums. Growing up is no small feat. From a place of pure innocence, our kids must navigate the often stormy seas of childhood, the tsunamis of adolescence and somehow individuate into wellrounded, dependent, confident young adults in their own right. It’s a huge journey, and one that

requires us parents to be emotionally responsible to role model a conscious and empowered way to be in this world. Being a mother requires being on call 24/7, especially in the younger years‌ to be a provider, chauffeur, cook, cleaner, mentor, tutor, soother, guardian, playmate, a big warm hug, a story teller‌ I’m sure you could come up with more. It can often seem like a never-ending chore, but when I step away from the frustration of being ignored, challenged or thwarted and I connect in with my heart, I always find an overwhelming ocean of love for my beautiful girl. This is mother’s love. It’s an all-embracing love that gets us up in the middle of the night. It answers when called and is always there when needed. It keeps us going through the challenging moments and it is so powerful that one moment of pure heart connection with our child can break

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ne of the definitions of mindfulness is “awareness of present reality with acceptance”. In simple terms we could say that mindfulness is the art of being in the here-and-now, and being able to experience every emotion (good or bad) without “reacting” to it impulsively. Mindfulness has been described as a practice and skill that is fundamental to parenting in general. Fostering and using mindful parenting is one of the avenues to improve parent-child relationships. A 2009 study concluded that parents who continually aim to be “present” with their growing children, will have a better connection between them, and will be less inclined to use force, authority or other egotistical means in their parenting practices. You would think that parents are there to “meet their children’s needs” and “to assist them with becoming independent”. Often though, when I look at parents and their actions and

attitudes towards their kids, it seems that the children are there to meet the parents’ needs, and to bow to the parents’ authority. As I explained in previous articles, mindfulness strongly suggests we take personal responsibility for how we feel, and not use our emotions as impulsedrivers for our actions. For instance, if a child does something that has the parent experience anger, the mindful approach would be to be fully present with that feeling, and to NOT act upon it there and then. WE caused the emotion in ourselves; no-one else did. When our emotions dictate our actions, we often later on – when it is too late – regret what we said or did. It would be more mindful to feel the emotion, wait until it softens or disappears (as it always does, at some stage), and to then respond to the situation that was not to the parent’s liking. There is obviously nothing wrong with setting boundaries and guidelines

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WORDS JANET McGEEVER

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am not one to use goddess clichés, but I have to say that at 30 years of age, while birthing my second child at home, I felt the full girth of the goddess, nature herself, move through me like an unstoppable force. It was sensual, a dance, alive, embodied, pure, raw, unbridled and surrendered. And I was never – the – same – again. I think women, men and society in general underestimate the powerful effect that pregnancy, birthing and mothering has on a woman. You are not the same woman after this incredible transition – simple as that. When a woman has touched the deep waters of birthing, and opened to that primal sensate experience, her sensitivity to her body and to life increases. She cannot return from that event unchanged, no matter what the outcome. Birthing, in its most natural sense, without intervention, is lovemaking – deep, sensual, sexy and alive.

Even if a woman, sadly, loses a child or has to make the difficult decision to terminate a pregnancy, she is never the same. Because at these times, she can do nothing but experience life through her body, not her mind. If she allows it, these experiences drop her down, deeper; lowers her into the underbelly of life – into the physical and metaphorical womb of her being, in a way that she may never have experienced before. I believe a woman’s monthly bleed can do the same. Over the years, the body’s process of shedding continually draws her into this underbelly, month after month. And the effect can be similar, if she listens. That’s why to return to the bedroom and go on automatic to fast friction style, mechanical lovemaking, can feel meaningless and almost brutal to a woman once this sensitivity has been awakened. She starts to turn away as

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Celebrating the

FEMININE PRINCIPLE

WORDS MICHAEL J ROADS

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ooking at our sad and terrible history, we come across the Catholic based Spanish Inquisition. God only knows how many innocents died - with the emphasis on women and girls – but it lasted far longer than is generally realised, beginning in the 12th century with the last execution in the 19th century. However, my point is this. The majority of those executions were based in rounding up the village women and looking for the local witches. Why? The prime movers of religious control knew that intelligence follows the feminine principle. Intelligence, not the intellect. From my metaphysical investigations and as a pure generalisation, men are more intellectual than women, while women are considerably more intelligent than men. It was not the so-called witches the Inquisition were seeking to destroy. That terrible and merciless hierarchy

knew perfectly well that intelligence follows the feminine principle. Those manipulators of our history were murdering the wise women of the villages, young and older, thus denying any chance of feminine dominance appearing. And this savage and inhuman manipulation continued in the name of God for around 700 years! What a breathtaking crime against the feminine principle… and humanity. We are now in a time of major change. The feminine principle is rising and nothing can or will stop it. Although Mother’s Day is logically the day we celebrate our mothers, it is also the day that the whole feminine principle is recognised and thus recharged. Inadvertently, we have never allowed the feminine principle to lose too much of its precious energy. Now, the savage old male energy dominance is crying out in its death

throes, not even aware of its imminent demise. I find it fascinating that it is actually old male dominance energy that is destroying the old male dominance energy. How bizarre… and perfect! So be aware, all those women and men of the feminine principle, we do not have to fight for our survival. We are on the rise… and nothing can prevent the inevitable. We are the people who are easily able to embrace the feminine principle of love. With all your energy, love those who have persecuted you. Without going into any explanations, it is a path we all long ago chose. A foolish path, but a choice. The way out, the way forward, is the opposite from the old energy of opposition. Our time is here, and the feminine principles of compassion and of true forgiveness are the way to heal the deep wounds of all humanity. www.michaelroads.com.au

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WORDS AMANDA SKOCZEK

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had a vision of our second birth being very different from the birth of our first child. Not only did I want to have a strong connection, I needed this pregnancy and birth to be holistic, calm, and happy… every mother’s dream! The experience with my first child was being stressed and worried, with a ‘Bootcamp fitness’ and go go go way of operating. I didn’t take time to connect with my baby due to my busy lifestyle. I knew if I wanted a better outcome this time, it was me who had to make changes. I needed to slow down, so I turned to yoga. I love the calm, relaxed and balanced way yoga makes you feel after a session. How could this not benefit me and bub’s relationship? I wanted to learn more, so I did my yoga course and it changed my life! When I started yoga, I didn’t know I was pregnant, but with the help of the teachers, I continued and completed it, and learned not just about the poses, but a whole new way of life. Yoga poses can be adapted for each individual, even through my high risk pregnancy. This yoga life practice helped me to slow down, connect with my baby, and improve my health and wellbeing. During my pregnancy, I became less reactive to situations, I had reduced back ache and body discomfort, with improved breathing, flexibility and circulation. I was able to interact with others and felt supported throughout my journey with yoga. I became the mother I always wanted to be.

Combining yoga and meditation also helped prepare us for labour and birth. I repeatedly listened to Deva Prema’s Moola Mantra. And started with the physical poses of slow flow Vinyasa yoga, combined with supported poses with the bolster, which helped me feel nurtured. I used Ujjayi breath, and my hands on my heart and belly to calm down, and connect with my baby. Every time he would move and kick, I would smile with joy. I then finished with a meditation. I imagined breathing in positive energy and clearing away the negative energy. I closed any gaps/holes in my aura, and it became thick and expanded. Picturing the bright colours of the chakras of my body, I would then imagine my ideal labour and birth, seeing myself being able to cope emotionally and spiritually. In the end, it didn’t all go to plan, but the way I handled myself was definitely a new improved me. I have a strong connection with my son, and he is a calm, relaxed baby. I feel such joy in knowing my life changes have improved our family life for the better. www.thriveonholisticlife.com

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ne thing I hear a lot about is parents being frustrated with their teenagers. My wholehearted suggestion is to look at your own actions and behaviours first! Here’s why. Are you guilty at times of calling them selfish? Of accusing them of wasting time, thinking they know everything, sleeping too much, their room being messy, rude behaviour, putting loads of expectations on them to strive and be a better person (via school grades and appearances)? Or perhaps they never share what’s going on in their world? Judgement after judgement sprinkled with loads of projection. I also hear the teenagers’ side, expressing that they are confused with their parents: “Why are they telling me not to drink or do drugs, with a glass of wine or beer in their hand each night? Trying to give me advice about how to live my life when their life seems so stressful! Not enough time or money – like ever! Asking me to talk to them

when all I get is shut down or their ‘right’ opinion. They never listen to me. All I see is them complaining about life, work, money, each other, their friends etc.” One young girl was sent to me because her mum was worried about her smoking marijuana. When I questioned the girl, she said to me that the drug gave her a good feeling and she was lost with how to give herself this feeling. Especially at home! She said, “My parents completely change when their friends come over, pretending everything is great, talking sweetly to me and each other, then they have dinner and get drunk. They try and tell me to not take a drug to make me feel better. My mum takes anti-depressants and all they do on weekends is drink with friends. They sent me to you to fix ‘my’ problem! They are so fake and I do not want to live my life like that. Mum never tells anyone she is on anti-depressants. I don’t care who knows about me

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capacity. Natasha also works with children and families with this dynamic modality. Stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem all lead to an imbalance in the body’s systems that also create free radical damage that break down the cell structure that cause the wrinkles, lacklustre complexion, toxin build-up and hormonal imbalances. Imagine if you release all of the stress and angst? Then your skin can self-heal for longer lasting results, without the expense of monthly injections and painful peels. Everyone has adversities in life at all stages, it’s how you deal with these adversities that makes the difference. Kinesiology helps to break down the negative belief patterns and assists you to let go of the stories that are holding you back from everything you want and deserve. What if today was the day to be the new you? www.facebook.com/hvkinesiology

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WORDS SHARON TURTON

7 SIMPLE YET PROFOUND STEPS TO BE THE PARENT YOU CHOOSE TO BE Step 4: Be in this Moment resent moment awareness is a lovely thought. We all want to be in the moment with our kids, connected with our deeper selves and live our lives from a place of peace and flow. But in the busyness of life, it often remains an idyllic place that we’ll get to one day… when I have finished the chores, put the kids to bed, replied to my emails, and tidied the kitchen… The truth is that the ‘now’ is always here. We just get so caught up in the ‘doing’ of life, our worries, duties and challenges, that we don’t stop and reconnect with ourselves in the magic of NOW. In fact research shows that our minds are in the future or the past at least 95% of the time, thinking, worrying, analysing or lamenting. When we are not in the ‘now’ we are

not consciously aware and the mind defaults to the subconscious with all the old programming you received as a child. So when your kids push your buttons, you may react in ways you would rather not and hear your mother’s voice coming out of your mouth saying something that you swore you would never say! When we are triggered, the present moment is even more elusive, yet it is the only place where we can connect with our deeper knowing and respond consciously to the needs of the moment. The present moment is a haven, but if we are stuck in our busy minds and rarely connect within, then it will be so much more inaccessible in the heat of the moment. So remember to pause and breathe; acknowledge and feel your feelings; and have compassion for yourself. This brings you into the present moment

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As parents and care providers, we can offer them opportunities to grasp a deeper level of who they are with the Rainbow Children (ThetaHealing®) courses. These classes have been designed to help children and teens develop their intuitive abilities and gain incredible life skills, so they can co-create their life with ease and perhaps even with more certainty, as they connect with the creator (the energy which flows through all things). Often by the time the child has reached their teenage years, they have experienced some deep pains or struggles in dealing with life. Rather than those pains becoming blocks on their paths, or slipping into unhealthy cycles, we can help and teach them how to resolve their ‘stuff’ and be free from past upsets. Through their own experience, they will go through some deep healing

while also gaining the skills to facilitate healing of others. We incorporate a number of cool intuitive exercises which see them gaining confidence as they are validated. It’s important they feel safe and be in the company of other likeminded teens to help them to open up and discover more about themselves and the world around them. The classes are taught to various age groups: we have the kids 7-11 years, teens 12-15 years as well as young adults which are 16 years and over (but this class is also open to adults, parents and care providers). These classes, while being fun, help them to be balanced spiritually, mentally and physically… so that their bodies and brains are balanced and equipped to deal with this world. TALITHA TALAREK is the owner of Evolve With ThetaHealing. www.evolvewitheta.com

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Are you PARENTING

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ne of the most common things I hear parents say is, “I just want my kids to be happy”. Often that idea of happiness is a mystery to them, and they might not be experiencing a lot of it in their own lives, but they pray for it for their children. I’ve started to replace this language, when talking to my own children, sharing with them my desire for them to be healthy and fulfilled, rather than just ‘happy’. Being healthy will encompass a full range of varying emotional states, as a passing state. This change in focus from ‘happy’ to healthy can open inclusive discussions that teach true emotional health. As parents we guide our children through it all, but how can we help them navigate their way through all the emotional experiences in life if we haven’t yet mastered it ourselves? What if you started with yourself, and were to share with your kids what

you discover? Here are some simple steps using some art expression tools: STEP 1. Using a sketch book, with pastels, charcoal, paint, pencils or clay to play with, you can begin to talk about the many different feelings you and your child/ren experience. Ask them to draw some, or pick colours that represent different feelings. STEP 2. Picking one they don’t let themselves feel much, like anger, sadness, jealousy, or fear as a starting point, ask your child to scribble the feeling on the page, and let themselves feel it as they draw, or scribble or play with their clay as they make the feeling bigger inside themselves. They may even tell you they feel it in their heart or fists or somewhere specific in their body. This is great, just keep feeling it and making it bigger. STEP 3. Help them explore layers of feelings and explain how a feeling will keep changing after a few seconds

and shift into another feeling. As you keep drawing, and feeling and allowing without judging any feeling as good or bad, this shifts your relationship with emotions to allow all feelings, and ironically as you do this, they get lighter and better naturally. STEP 4. While playing with art, you can discuss experiences that have happened and ask your child/ren how they felt, to keep the lines of communication open. When we do these sessions with parents and children together, it helps shift the culture at home to a deeper acceptance of natural varying emotions, encouraging better communication, and closeness between each family member. For more information about our parenting programs and ways to support the emotional wellbeing at home visit us at: getrealinternational.com or visit our Facebook page for updates at: www.facebook.com/getrealinternational

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characters. The more dominant of the three has a greater impact on our life, actions and perceptions and each type has unique assets, limitations and motivations. Evelyn says, “We enter the world filled with trust, confidence and shine bright with vibrant energy. Over time, life dishes up many challenges and in the face of adversity we can find ourselves feeling stuck in inertia, exhausted by overdoing, leaving us feeling out of balance and depleted of all positive energy.” Evelyn Olivares is committed to the benefits of Archetypes of The Enneagram and confident that it can help others to identify unique areas of imbalance, to improve clarity of vision and increase personal power. Comprehension enables us to adopt and amplify positive traits, streamlining areas which limit or hinder success, assisting with exceeding our goals. “Understanding the journey can be the critical difference in our success and the key to achieving our life’s goals, and can determine whether we enjoy this amazing journey or not,” says Evelyn.

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here’s a truth that animals and nature share in; that babies are born knowing. Nothing is fixed and immutable. Everything is changeable, possibilities abound and we have barely begun to know ourselves. Yet embroiled in the turmoil of daily living, the majority of the world is oblivious to this. “We have this weird point of view that things have been chosen for us. It’s destiny; it’s karma. It’s anything except choice. But the reality is every choice we’ve made has created what we live today,” says Gary Douglas in the new release short film “Beyond Words”. Gary is the founder of Access Consciousness, a movement that is giving individuals the tools to live joyous and authentic lives. “If you change what you choose, what you have for tomorrow is different, and greater, and more amazing (than today),” he says. Neuroscientist Dr Jefferey Fannin agrees, “This really is a paradigm shift; people have to shift away from what they know to something different.”

Dr Fannin and his team have used brain mapping to empirically measure the changes in thoughts, emotions and stress during a dynamic process called the Bars®. There are 32 points on the head that when gently touched open up energy and allow it to flow. This is how Gary describes the Bars® – “It’s like a computer bank of all the thoughts, feelings, emotions, attitudes and considerations you’ve ever had in any lifetime. They get stored in there. When you clear them by running the Bars®… that deletes the file and suddenly you’re different. Your whole life can change.” Glenn Sheppard’s whole life did change. This young man was born with the ability to communicate telepathically; but few people could see past the label of autism. Someone who saw the being behind the label is Delany Delaney. She says the Bars® have been a gift for Glenn. There are times when Glenn is almost at war with his body – there’s a physical fight going on – and simply by activating those points he has peace with his body.

Seeing the naturalness of Delany and Glenn’s telepathic communication is fascinating. She says, “There’s an authenticity and a simplicity to this, spoken words don’t often find the mark.” Filmed in different locations around the world, with lush visuals and sweeping landscapes, and the frank, open faces of individuals at peace with themselves, this film is for those who have spent their lives seeking something different. It will awaken you to the possibility that life on earth can be vibrant and joyous, whether you’re young or old, healthy or labelled with a so-called disability. “If everybody in the world could be present as themselves and never judge themselves, this would be a world worth living in,” Gary says. Beyond Words is directed by Nancy O’Connor and Pita Rivas. www.accessbeyondwords.com

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A POST-SPIRIT CIRCLE CHAT

with Murray Ball

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urray Ball – former catholic, farmer, shearer, trucker, saw doctor, builder – always knew that there was something more, occasionally listened, then pushed it away until his spirit forced him to listen, and to change his life completely. Now, his key motivation is healing others, so that they too can taste and explore the freedom that he finally found inside himself. “Everything is energy. The energy inside a person is the life force known as spirit. On surrendering to our spirit, everything becomes clearer and lighter; the negative aspects dissolve away, allowing the life force to grow stronger. “Nothing does not exist. Space is not empty. You have within you spirit, life force; without spirit you would be empty. “My Shamanic practice connects people with their spirit. This also facilitates my Holographic Kinetics work, which heals people with and through their own spirit. “The sacred spirit circle is a tool to let go of fears, surrender, and step

forward into protection, cementing spirit within you. Stepping forward out of the circle makes you stronger to walk your path. “With a spirit circle, the natural energetic process will either draw you into the circle, or block your entry. That’s where my work begins: clarifying those drawn into the circle, and collapsing the blocks preventing others from entering. By the time we are finished, each person has shed some aspect that hindered them, and steps forward enriched and invigorated with the clarity of their spirit’s choice of tool. “There are so many ways to explore and enhance our connection with spirit. I regularly take people on bush walks and mountain climbs, coaching them through a spirit journey as they overcome entrenched blocks. It is a deep honour to assist people rediscovering their connection with spirit; the eternal life force. “Spirit helps me on a daily basis; giving direction and purpose. Spirit continually allows me to learn, to keep

my ego in check, and keep my passion alive. “For me, happiness comes from waking up every new day, free from pain and suffering. Once you’ve accepted your past, you are living in the now, and happiness is your day.” What one daily tip would you recommend? “Let go of what you didn’t get done that day, don’t take it to bed with you. Start afresh daily.” Murray holds regular Spirit Circles and Connecting with Spirit workshops at his retreat on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. He has laid the foundations with several other holistic practitioners, to offer spiritual retreats around the world, specialising in removing negative blockages and giving the tools for healthy mind, healthy body, and healthy spirit. It is always up to the individual, using their free will, to maintain what knowledge is given to them, to sustain their positive journey. MURRAY BALL (Three Crows) is a Shaman and Holographic Kinetics Practitioner.

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hen it comes to bettering your overall health, no measure or effort is too small. Simply making the decision to alter your daily lifestyle is a huge step in the right direction. At Living Valley Springs Health Retreat, you’ll be astonished by the way small changes to your eating and lifestyle habits can have a huge impact. Believe it or not, in less than just one week of following Living Valley’s lifestyle eating plan your palate will be transformed and your taste buds will realise what they’ve been missing out on. Before you know it, those first steps of making small changes to your eating habits, will develop into a lifelong journey of healthy decisions. Amongst the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s easy to lose sight of your goals and your plan. Over-thinking and looking too far ahead can be daunting. Take your journey one day at a time

and focus on the present. Again, small steps will amount to big changes – so take the time to focus on your diet meal-by-meal, and on your fitness day-by-day. Doing so gives you the power and puts you in control of your situation. Don’t let overwhelming feelings get in your way. Evaluate and pinpoint your triggers in advance so that when they arise, you’ll be prepared to handle them. At Living Valley, you’ll be supported by a team of dedicated naturopaths, therapists, fitness trainers and psychologist who will be there for you every step of the way, helping you to stay focused. “Positivity can nourish success, health and longevity.” What about a detox before winter? Detox is all about cleaning the body and taking out the substances that are impeding your health such as alcohol, tobacco, processed foods

and soft drinks. Then the other part is renourishing the body through either abstaining from certain substances or following a rigid detoxification program. Thus, by getting rid of the toxins sludging around in your body and replacing them with healthy nutrients, you can build a new, more healthy frame. This will leave you better equipped to deal with illness and injury, as well as having a sense of freshness you may not have felt for a very long time! But just how do you go about detoxing? At Living Valley we have been cleansing and detoxing thousands of people for over 26 years! Let their team of experts help your body realise its full potential with one of their naturopathically designed cleanse and detox packages. www.lvs.com.au

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CANNOPATHY,

Cannabis renaissance or revolution?

WORDS STEPHEN PARKA

FACT: The botanical name for Hemp is Cannabis Sativa L.

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annopathy was born from the long held knowledge of a 4th generation hemp farmer (still living at 106 years of age) from the Baltic region. This information was passed down to the current generation and most recently refined with modern scientific studies backing what the ancestors already knew. Cannopathy, although based in cannabinoid research, is not limited to Cannabis or hemp and incorporates oils, resins and plant extracts from all over the globe. Scientific research <www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ pubmed/?term=phytocannabinoids> has shown the healing benefits of hemp to be anti-inflammatory, antiproliferative, pro-apoptotic, antioxidant and much more. Within the Cannabis plant there are cannabinoids, the most well-known is

THC which causes the ‘high’ feeling found in recreational use of the plant. However, THC is just one of over a hundred healing cannabinoids. In recent times, the many decades of research from countries like Israel, provide valuable understanding to how the body’s endo-cannabinoid (yes, cannabinoids exist in the human body) system works in conjunction with the phyto-cannabinoids from the plant kingdom. Scientific research has shown the Cannabis plant most effective in a transdermal application and found to be most beneficial when using Cannopathy products too. Traditionally when we lived in nature with little use of shoes, we would absorb many of our minerals and nutrients via walking on the earth. This is why therapeutic foot spas filled with magnesium and herbs are still popular today. Do you wonder how powerful the uptake is through the feet? If you rub raw chopped garlic or Eucalyptus oil on the soles of your feet,

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Taking yoga from a practice to a lifestyle WORDS LEA SCHODEL & RANJITH

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oga, as most of the western world knows it, is a powerful practice that enhances physical fitness, offering a way to exercise the body, increase flexibility, endurance and build muscle strength and definition. Yoga as a lifestyle however, offers much broader benefits than mere physical health. Through the application of 5000-year-old Vedic philosophy to modern day life, yoga offers a pathway for unification of your body, mind, and spirit. The lifestyle of yoga is a gift offered through a blend of philosophy and asana (postures), meditation and pranayama (breathing techniques). This creates a deeper mind-body integration, more stillness and ease, and a greater sense of belonging and connection. Yoga is more than a practice: it’s a lifestyle choice and a path of action. Freed from the limitations placed on you by yourself and others, you begin to live life in alignment with the magnificent rhythms of the universe and sync into alignment with your true self: your innate nature. This is when yoga as a lifestyle creates a more joyful, meaningful, and carefree life. Join the journey to take yoga from a practice to a lifestyle and return home as a new empowered individual rearing to live life to the fullest. Om Shanti. www.yogicjourneys.com

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HOLISTIC BEAUTY AND STYLE

Do you have

CRACKED and SORE LIPS?

WORDS JANINE HALL

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o you know the number ONE reason why your lips get cracked, sore and lose collagen? Your lips don’t have any sebaceous glands. This natural oil film called sebum sits on the top layer of your skin and helps protect it from dehydrating. When the weather turns a little cooler, it often effects your lips substantially, they can become rapidly dehydrated, even within a matter of hours. This is why it’s so important to not only protect them from the wind, sun and changing weather conditions, but also from the loss of collagen. You may not know this but your lips are around .3mm thick (try separating a 2 ply tissue for an example of how thick your lips are). This is why your lips appear to lose collagen quickly. When you lose collagen, your lips are more likely to feel dehydrated and be prone to having issues such as cold sores and cracks. 7 WAYS TO HELP HEAL COLD SORES AND DRYNESS: 1. Drink water

2. Stay away from parabens 3. Keep your lips moist 4. Don’t lick your lips 5. Avoid fragrances and petroleum ingredients 6. Avoid salty and sugary foods 7. Don’t use lanolin There are many lifestyle issues that could cause a breakout of this viral infection commonly referred to as a cold sore such as: stress, cold weather, dental work, exposure to wind and sunlight, as well as hormonal changes. Be mindful of any remedies you use that may suppress your immune system. Cold sores are best described as small blisters around and inside your mouth. Most often the virus will get better by itself if you can tolerate the pain associated with them. It normally takes 7-10 days for it to completely clear. Because it’s a bacterial infection, it is best to avoid sharing drinks and cutlery. Always be sure to wash your hands thoroughly or you could risk spreading the virus to other areas of your body.

The number one sign you’re about to get a cold sore is when your lips begin to feel tingly a few days before anything appears on your lips. This is a good time to start treatment before you suffer too much pain or accidentally spread the virus. When choosing an effective treatment, always look for ingredients that have an anti-microbial present such as Manuka honey. This is an effective ingredient and is used in hospitals to combat staph infections (MRSA). It is best to avoid any products that offer essential oils in your balms. You will find that these oils may be adulterated and can contain ingredients that are not suitable for digestion. They are often too potent for your delicate lip area. JANINE HALL is the Founder of The Organic Lip Balm Company. To learn more about your lip care needs or to book a L-I-P-S reading, you can find full details at www.organiclipbalm.com.au or visit Janine at the Eumundi Markets Wednesday and Saturday. Phone: 0409 262 062.

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However, there are times in a child’s life when a health expression (more commonly known as an illness or injury) strikes suddenly. Knowing the symptoms and signs when the body is compromised is wonderful insight. Knowing there are various natural and effective ways in which you can support your child’s body through a health expression is wisdom. Of course in emergency care there is nothing more commanding than the medical fraternity, for everything else there is a plethora of ancient modalities using culture and tradition, and herbs and plants as the core for all health and healing. Aromatherapy is the use of pure essential oils. These extraordinary plant extracts are not only known to prevent minor health issues becoming major, they can also help heal many conditions and become a major support when a child is scared, upset and off-colour.

ALL ESSENTIAL OILS HAVE ANTISEPTIC AND ANTIBACTERIAL PROPERTIES TO A LESSER OR GREATER DEGREE…

An aromatic first aid kit is like a natural medicine chest at your fingertips. When used correctly and appropriately, essential oils evoke a response from the immune system, encouraging the body to heal. All essential oils have antiseptic and antibacterial properties to a lesser or greater degree, which makes them great ‘assistants’ in treating ailments and injuries. Essential oils can be used topically and through inhalation. And because smell is very closely linked to our emotions the use of essential oils is twofold. They are highly concentrated, so always remember less is best. Children in particular do not need to be overwhelmed with essential oils. It is recommended you seek the support of a qualified health practitioner and aromatherapist to treat serious illnesses, conditions or injuries. Also remember to seek medical advice if you have any concerns about using essential oils, or if there are any adverse reactions. Whilst there are hundreds of high quality therapeutic essential oils, when it comes to stocking your first aid cupboard, there are a few that stand out. Being prepared with a few of nature’s remedies means you can ride life’s roller coaster with a little more confidence and ease. www.twenty8.com

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any of us whom have pets see them as our surrogate, albeit “furry”, kids. My clients often struggle with outsiders telling them confusing information that just doesn’t seem correct to them. These are things such as: you must vaccinate them annually, and feed only what is in a can or what is in the packaged, preserved and processed bag that can be bought exclusively at their vets. Let me reassure you mums that you do have an intuitive correct understanding that this is wrong! You can successfully raise your fur kid well, and have a happy life sharing your space with your companion. There are all kinds of natural help available to you, the biggest first step is to seek a holistic consultation with a veterinarian trained in these areas. Ask for an antibody titre test and for some diet advice. We also have some free recipes on our drop-down list on our website. Tips and hints that might make your mummy job easier: ACNE • If you find slightly crusty bumps

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