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  • For peace, first understand the causes of violence

    We live in a world of great paradoxes. Now, more than ever, we are capable of providing for all our needs and ultimately, to live more peacefully. Yet despite this, we are faced with a world of growing crises and continued violence. Why is this, and what can we do about it? Firstly, let’s acknowledge that most of us do intend to create, and live in, a world of peace. We humans are mostly kind…

  • Our call to peace

    We all have a deep source of peace within us. It’s this we most want to live by. But in a world full of distractions, fear, conflict and crisis, this inner peace can sometimes seem unattainable. We may even doubt that it truly exists within us. How then do we reconnect to our own inner source of peace and harness its power -  so that we may bring it more fully into the world? It’s…

  • How I first discovered racism and found a path to healing

    It started with a kiss The first boy I kissed was Aboriginal. Or rather, the first boy who kissed me was a warm, funny, playful, strong-willed, deep souled human. I liked him a lot. I remember that moment vividly. We were playing in one of the local trees. I’m sure that tree could tell many stories. It was big and full, with strong low-lying limbs that made it easy for kids to find their way…

  • Motivating Conscious Being

    Most spiritual seekers would agree that meditation is central to the journey. And, most honest seekers would also agree about a shared frustration: the apparent struggle to maintain motivation for the practice. Over the many years I have been sharing conscious presence, I have heard this same enquiry arising in most people: ‘Why is it a struggle to keep up the practice?’ It seems that for many people the energy to apply oneself to meditative…

  • Awakening – go beyond the limitations of your mind

    Have you noticed that the more conscious you become, the more you recognise your limitations? Ironic, isn’t it, that this greater awareness reveals just how little we really do know. The more awareness we have the more we see how small and confined our field of experience is! Initially, when we are so identified with the body-mind; it’s as if we are living in a fishbowl. We really believe that our fishbowl is the whole…

  • Love

    This morning someone told me that their experience of love gives them a feeling like falling: that as their heart is moved, it is like falling from a towering building. My response to this was not what one might expect. Spiritually speaking we might think this story of falling in love only represents the ego’s encounter of love rather than the liberation of rising in love. Yet as I really listened and felt into what…

  • A Silent Power

    A question I hear regularly from spiritual practitioners is: “Why is it so hard to get a constant connection with our true nature when we put in so much effort? I try so hard but get so few results… and the world seems to be getting worse in so many ways.” The central word here is connection. But what are we connecting to? The connection we seek is with our true self. We yearn to…

  • Is there a hidden gift in the Coronavirus pandemic

    We have entered a time of unprecedented crisis. We have gone from an escalating push to acknowledge the imminent collapse of our environment to global pandemic, the unraveling of our systems – economic, health, social. The warning signs have been with us for a long time. And, here’s what happens when we don’t heed the alarm bells. When we don’t preemptively and proactively seek to change the course we are on. Like a person whose…

  • The self we are – Transcendant and Imminant

    If what we truly are and what we seek already ‘is’, if our true nature is already the liberated Self, then why do we ‘need’ to do anything? Why are we always seeking? Does this question sound familiar to you? It’s certainly a question I have heard many times. And it is a question worth exploring and understanding more deeply. It is a question that may lead us to a greater embrace of what it…

  • Hope is the fabric of our hearts and truth of our souls

    “Hope is not ‘out there’ somewhere. It’s here in you, and me. It’s in the fabric of our hearts and truth of our souls.”  Let’s face it, life as a human can be challenging! We can struggle to understand ourselves and the world we live in... yet despite the overwhelming stories we are fed, we are, for the most part, loving, caring, passionate, imaginative beings. It’s hard to remember this in a world that is…

  • The certain path

    Why do we need a path? What draws us to a path? The moment we are conceived we embark on a journey of potential. The potential within us fills us with vision: a vision of what we are to become. We are told that our highest potential is infinite joy and love; that is the fruit that waits to ripen. As we begin to see this more clearly we become painfully aware that where we…

  • The importance of living life in openness

    I just had an incredible day of creative development with my team. Feeling deeply fulfilled, I took a wander outside and was instantly greeted by this magnificent magnolia that had opened into full bloom. What a beauty! What joy it brought me to see this creation. It seemed to be the perfect reflection of the day I just had - feeling grateful that I work with souls who share the principles of working in deep…

  • The truth within us

    Namaste, Within the heart and mind of each of us there is a deep desire (even if secretly!) to attain the quality of peace, freedom and love. We aspire to reach the pinnacle of our expression as a human being - alive with spirit, feeling home and at one with creation. Whether we want to refer to this as Enlightenment, to know Truth or simply to be fully alive, it is a goal worthy of…

  • My New Year’s Day Experience

    This is where I spent my ‘New Years Day’. Celebrating cycles, seasons and significant days has been part of our human nature for millennia. Giving our focus and attention on a particular day is something we do. And it’s certainly something that can deepen and enrich our experience. But it can also highlight the gaps between such days. Are we truly living each moment? Do we recognise the newness and wonder of life unfolding every…

  • The responsibility of happiness

    Happiness is my motivation... and it is yours too. I do what I do because I want to share happiness. I do so because I have true happiness in every moment. And I know that this happiness is within us all and at the heart of every person’s quest. The desire for happiness makes us all the same. And if you are to consider your motivations in every moment, if you look a little deeper…

  • I have suffered violence first hand, more than once.

    I have suffered violence first hand, more than once. I was raped and nearly murdered. I am just one of a multitude of women around the world. It is estimated that 35 per cent of women worldwide have experienced either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or sexual violence by a non-partner (not including sexual harassment) at some point in their lives. However, some national studies show that up to 70 per cent of women…

  • If we really want to live in Truth we need to be prepared, because everything that is false will have to be dismantled first.

    If we really want to live in Truth we need to be prepared, because everything that is false will have to be dismantled first. This premise underlies all change. Whether personal or collective - the old must go for the new to be born. Why then are we afraid of this process? We have been taught to fear change, to fear disruption. But the reality is, we can’t avoid this. This is the fundamental nature…

  • Our leaders need to know that deflection and avoidance will not work anymore.

    Our leaders need to know that deflection and avoidance will not work anymore. Our leaders need to know that our eyes are OPEN. We are awake to what is happening. We SEE them. We SEE what they are doing, what is happening, what is being done and what is not. And we are saying - WE ARE NOT LOOKING AWAY. We are saying to our leaders, to those in power, you must open your eyes,…

  • Australia is facing an extreme crisis of catastrophic proportions

    We are in the midst of a crisis of unprecedented levels. The fires here in Australia are so extensive and like “nothing we have ever seen before.” More than 100 fires are burning across the eastern coast. NSW has declared a state of emergency for seven days. 600 schools have been closed. So far 3 human lives have been lost, countless creatures and wildlife has been devastated and more than 200 homes destroyed. And to…

  • Let your energy flow

    As you most likely know, everything is energy! All the events that occur in our lives and the lives of others are interactions of energy. Our entire experience is made possible because of the fluctuations of this great field of energy we call life.   The part of this energy that we have come to know as ourselves is often vibrating at different levels. Our whole mental state is in fact influenced by the different…