Life is a storm. It is dramatic, tumultuous and unpredictable. Every day brings new challenges, new obstacles and new opportunities. That isn’t a bad thing – it is what makes life interesting and stops us from stagnating - but it can sometimes feel very overwhelming. We all need the ability to retreat at times to a place of stillness…to find calm within the storm. Just as with a weather storm, the calm lies at the eye of the storm…within you. To find true stillness and peace and be able to access it whenever you need to you must find the calm within yourself. ...read more.
What is an authentic life? Authentic means real or genuine; not copied or false. In the context of living an authentic life we also consider alignment with our life purpose. So an authentic life means one that is genuine for the person living it, that is true to them and their life purpose, not a copy of someone else’s life, or a life built around other people’s expectations. It also means living consistently with our values at all times. ...read more.
Know Yourself and Your Mission
Knowing yourself on a deep level is critical to being able to not only withstand life's challenges but actually grow from them. We know that through our lifetime we are going to face good and bad times: what will make a major difference in those times is how well we know ourselves and the meaning we attach to those events. ...read more.
Expanding Your Consciousness
Increasing our consciousness is a crucial component of our continued growth, expansion and evolution as we make our way through this life. With focused attention and intention we are able to discover so much more about ourselves and what really makes us feel and perform the way that we do. This is an amazing power and ability to have, because as we understand ourselves better we become able to choose for ourselves how we think, feel and act. From that comes such phenomenal personal growth and evolution that some may call it an awakening, a rebirth, a fresh start at life based on our own choices rather than the preconditioning and passed-on choices of others. ...read more.
The Benefits of a Slower Life
Slow living is a growing trend and a concept that offers many potential benefits. Much of the stress and anxiety that we face in our lives is brought about by trying to do too much, by always being focused on the next few things we need to do rather than the task in hand and by looking for the quickest and easiest meal options instead of considering the nurturing value of our food choices; by living our lives too fast. ...read more.
Challenges Are Opportunities for Learning
It’s easy to start feeling beaten up and overwhelmed by life’s challenges. But what if you made a choice to see them in a different way? Could it really be as simple as making a different choice? Absolutely: simple, but not easy! However, if you are serious about making changes in your life and leading a more positive and powerful existence, then this is the one area above all else where you should focus your attention. ...read more.
What Is Your Default ‘Talk’?
You need to know how your baseline essence talks and behaves. There will be many different 'you' that turn up during the day; the 'you' that leaves home first thing in the morning bright eyed and saying positive things to yourself will not be the same 'you' at 6.00pm, that has hit obstacles throughout the day, and is tired, frustrated and slightly frazzled. ...read more.
It's Your Responsibility
Your life experiences are an accurate guide as to where you are in your habitual thoughts and energy. Are you living a life of ease, joy, love and expansion or is it an endless cycle of frustration, setbacks, limitation and fear? ...read more.
The mind is a very powerful tool, and the fact that it is so powerful means it is critical that you take control and use it consciously, not just allow it to act of its own accord. Think of it like a very large and powerful vehicle; if no one has that vehicle under control, if its driver has fallen asleep at the wheel, think of the damage it can cause. ...read more.
Something we all yearn for, yet how many of us can truly claim to be deeply and profoundly happy? Often when we do consider ourselves to be happy all we really mean is that we’re not actually sad or angry or frustrated at that time. Sure most of us will have fleeting moments of happiness, but they usually don’t last - why is that? The trick with happiness is that for it to be lasting and truly nourishing it has to come from within. Yes, there are lots of things in the external world that can make you happy, but they can all be taken away without warning. True, deep, lasting happiness is found within via understanding and acceptance and love of your true self. That is, via self-awareness. ...read more.
What Does It Mean?
You need to understand that you are a co-creator in this universe. Nothing has meaning except the meaning YOU give it and if you give things a negative meaning you will experience that as your personal reality. When you do this repeatedly it forms thought patterns, and as you experience these patterns consistently they become dominant thought patterns and then they become your life, and you will tell yourself things like...read more.
Negotiating the Tough Times
We all experience times in our life when we feel lost, alone, afraid or unsure. Being on a journey of evolution and expansion doesn't make us immune to these feelings, but gives us some tools that can help us understand, accept and move on.
In many ways it can be harder to go through tough times with increased consciousness, especially in the early stages of your journey. Embarking on that journey we are full of hope and enjoying the benefits of being more aware and feeling increasingly positive then suddenly illness, stress or anxiety strikes. ...read more.