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Violence is escalating throughout the world, particularly at a societal level.

by Isira | Published: August 14, 2019

Violence is escalating throughout the world, particularly at a societal level. Take the record of mass murders in the U.S. As of July 31, 2019, 248 mass shootings have occurred in 2019 (alone). This averages out to 1.2 shootings per day. In these shootings, 979 people were injured and 246 died (for a total of 1,325 victims). There have been more than 110 mass shootings in the US since 1982, according to investigative magazine Mother…

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One of the things I most love is to wake at dawn and start the day with the rising sun

by Isira | Published: June 6, 2019

One of the things I most love is to wake at dawn and start the day with the rising sun. Some of the latest studies have proven the ancient ritual of meditating with sunrise has more benefits than we might first imagine. Not only is this good for us spiritually, it is good for our overall well being. Here are just a few of the benefits.  Boosts production of melatonin and serotonin. Research shows sungazing…

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Earth does not belong to us. We belong to her

by Isira | Published: May 27, 2019

Today is Reconciliation Day in Australia. ‘Sorry’ day. This day is full of so many mixed emotions, thoughts, narratives. I am Ngamalaja Ngankari, Yarre Wayame- a Woman of earth, of Indigenous heritage, of mixed heritage. I am consciousness, soul, eternal life. And in my heart I know the trauma and pain of my ancestors, and I know that these pains are not separate from any other human - for we are not separate beings -…

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My secret to good health

by Isira | Published: May 22, 2019

People have always been curious about my diet and lifestyle. I get a lot of comments about the health and glow of my skin, but even more so when people find out how old I am (I’m 52 today and couldn’t be happier or healthier!).  My age usually sparks even greater curiosity: wow, how do you do it?... what's your secret?? And actually, the truth is really - it’s no secret. What we put in…

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Freedom from the past is available when you show up in the present

by Isira | Published: May 19, 2019

When people discover the level of abuse and challenges I faced in my youth they are usually astounded by the freedom I embody. (You can read my autobiography: Buddha on the Dance Floor, if you’re curious, available on The Awakening Place). But this capacity is not exclusive. We can all cultivate a state of greater freedom. I have written extensively about this in my latest book: Awakening YOU.  Within this book I also give an…

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How can nature cleanse the mind

by Isira | Published: May 15, 2019

I have just spent the last 8 days in the country of my ancestors. Here, nature is almighty... doing her thing as she has been doing for millions of years. When we are connected to this the trials of ‘modern life’ are revealed as trivial. When we enter nature we can be cleansed, made fresh and whole again. It is in connection with nature that we can be stripped of all that is irrelevant. It…

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Self-awareness and the power of beliefs

by Isira | Published: September 4, 2017

Opinions begin to shape us from the very beginning of our lives. Based on our early interactions with our families, teachers and others, we all develop generalisations about who we are and what our relationship to the rest of the world will be. These generalisations – a collection of stories, beliefs and identifications – form the basis of our own sense of personality and our way of interpreting the world around us. Becoming aware of…

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The power to respond

by Isira | Published: September 4, 2017

You will have noticed how the world is seemingly being assailed by constant reverberations of fear at the moment, and that sound is almost impossible to ignore. Fear is perpetuated by the media, making us think about it every day, and we keep it going ourselves whenever we share our concerns with others. So in spite of our spiritual endeavours, we too are threads of fear in this tapestry of world upheaval. Such fears have…

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