Make Time for Emotional Luxury Today!

If you are alone you belong entirely to yourself. If you are accompanied by even one companion you belong only half to yourself or even less in proportion to the thoughtlessness of his conduct and if you have more than one companion you will fall more deeply into the same plight. Leonardo da Vinci This […]

A Week For Kindness – Monday Oracle 9 September 2019

I hope you will have a wonderful year, that you’ll dream dangerously and outrageously, that you’ll make something that didn’t exist before you made it, that you will be loved and that you will be liked, and that you will have people to love and to like in return. And, most importantly (because I think […]

Sitting In The Dark With A Stranger

“We feel most alive when we are closest to death.” ~ Nenia Campbell I’m in Adelaide right now, staying on my own while I write and work and attend a conference. After dining with friends last night I went back to my hotel and, on a whim, decided to go and check out the outside pool […]

Feeling Unexpectedly Cranky? You Need To Read This!

“But I am very poorly today & very stupid & I hate everybody & everything. One lives only to make blunders.”  ~ Charles Darwin, The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, Volume 9: 1861   Hello, Lovelies! I’m checking in with you today. How are you feeling? Everything okay? If the answer is that you’re fine and fabulous that’s […]

Why Kindness And Goodness Matters

“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.”  ~ Roy T. Bennett Life can be a difficult ride, and each of us at times will know pain, trouble, loneliness and struggle. That’s […]

Is this life of mine my fault?

“If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches; for to the creator there is no poverty and no poor indifferent place.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke Lovelies, I received a very thought-provoking question recently in regard to the quote […]

Disturbing Dreams and Strange Comforts

“Use the wings of the flying Universe,  Dream with open eyes;  See in darkness.”  ~  Dejan Stojanovic   One of the things my Aboriginal Aunties taught me when I lived in the Kimberley was that night flying would become a very important part of my healing business. During the night while I was asleep my […]

The Week Ahead – Oracle Reading for Monday 21 November

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” ~ Dalai Lama XIV “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” ~ Leo […]

The Energies of September – 2016

“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince     Hello, Lovelies Welcome to September. It’s such a lovely heart-centered month. A month for simplifying. For focusing […]

Should You Ride In On Your White Horse And Save Them?

“I find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead, help them reveal the greatest version of themselves.” ~ Steve Maraboli   Recently I received a message on facebook that I thought it was worth answering here on my blog. Random Question – What does one do with the compulsive […]

Don’t Isolate Yourself When the Going’s Hard

“No person, trying to take responsibility for her or his identity, should have to be so alone. There must be those among whom we can sit down and weep, and still be counted as warriors.” ~ Adrienne Rich   I’ve noticed a worrying phenomena lately. People are going to great lengths to make their life […]

The Gift Of Blood

“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.” ~ William Shakespeare   We have a loved one going through aggressive chemotherapy right now. One day a fortnight powerful chemicals flow into her veins. Each following day her blood slowly loses life. A week after the chemo she has a […]

It Had To Happen…

“The sin which is unpardonable is knowingly and wilfully to reject truth, to fear knowledge lest that knowledge pander not to thy prejudices.” ― Aleister Crowley, Magick: Liber ABA: Book 4   Just read back over this before I posted and thought I might insert this small disclaimer: Oops, cranky alert… Also, minor potty mouth. I’m […]

Those Misleading Rainbow Flags

“We can either emphasize those aspects of our traditions, religious or secular, that speak of hatred, exclusion, and suspicion or work with those that stress the interdependence and equality of all human beings. The choice is yours.” ~ Karen Armstrong, Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life “When I was 13 years old, my beautiful mother […]

The Tea Party – A Post About Friendship

“Anne and her family lived alone on an island. She enjoyed having tea time with her friends the spiny lobster and baby hawk.” ~  National Geographic, August 1938   Today I’m attending an afternoon tea for one of my friends. Perhaps you’re all thinking it shall be like this: glamorous well-frocked girls having the perfect […]

It’s Finished – Our Mala of Love

“Be not forgetful of prayer. Every time you pray, if your prayer is sincere, there will be new feeling and new meaning in it, which will give you fresh courage, and you will understand that prayer is an education.” ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov “It does not matter how long you are spending on […]

What To Do With Monsters Under The Bed

“The thing under my bed waiting to grab my ankle isn’t real. I know that, and I also know that if I’m careful to keep my foot under the covers, it will never be able to grab my ankle.” ~ Stephen King, Night Shift   I love that quote above by Stephen King about monsters, […]

The Importance of Meeting for Coffee

“There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.”  ~ Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey   I was talking to a friend on the phone yesterday. She’s like so many of my friends right now. Exhausted. Overwhelmed. A […]

A Busy Night

“When the world is itself draped in the mantle of night, the mirror of the mind is like the sky in which thoughts twinkle like stars.” ~ Khushwant Singh, Delhi   It’s a short blog today. Sorry. I was up most of last night talking with a client whose daughter was involved in a horrendous […]

The Power of Sharing Our Shames

“Shame is a soul eating emotion.” ~ C.G. Jung “If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can’t survive.” ~ Brené Brown   We did something very powerful yesterday, here at our retreat. Earlier in the day we’d been doing some journalling, looking at our triggers and the things […]

What It Means To Be There For Someone

“There is a primal reassurance in being touched, in knowing that someone else, someone close to you, wants to be touching you. There is a bone-deep security that goes with the brush of a human hand, a silent, reflex-level affirmation that someone is near, that someone cares.” ~ Jim Butcher “Too often we underestimate the […]

Will you join me for a Kindness Challenge?

“Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.” ~J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix “The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.” ~Khalil Gibran, The Essential Kahlil Gibran   I have always believed that kindness is a powerful act of magic. Would you like to […]

Guided Meditation for Anchoring into Oneness Energy

“You are not separate from the whole. You are one with the sun, the earth, the air. You don’t have a life. You are life.” ~ Eckhart Tolle   Today’s guided meditation is designed to help you understand and connect to oneness energy, that beautiful space of unity consciousness where we realise that we truly are connected […]

No Angels Wear Pink Pyjamas

“I do believe we’re all connected. I do believe in positive energy. I do believe in the power of prayer. I do believe in putting good out into the world. And I believe in taking care of each other.” ~ Harvey Fierstein   Yesterday I went to a favourite cafe in New Farm. It’s the first […]

Sometimes We Just Need A Hug

“Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.”  ~ Anonymous, Holy Bible: King James Version   Yesterday morning, very early, my husband took me out to an inner-city cafe for a good coffee. We took a sidewalk table, and Ben went inside to place our order. […]

Something Very Beautiful

“Sometimes people are beautiful.Not in looks.Not in what they say.Just in what they are.” ~ Markus Zusak, I Am the Messenger   When you begin to see with your heart, beauty is everywhere. There is something very beautiful in a Nana rocking a child to sleep in her arms, unselfconsciously singing in the corner of a crowded shopping mall… […]

Some thoughts on Dementia, Alzheimers and the End Stage of our Journey

“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe   Recently, my friend Catherine contacted me to ask about her grandmother Phyllis, also known as Little Nana. Her Grandad has already passed over, and Little Nana is in a nursing home. […]

Ghosts, Bones, Love and Forgiveness

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”  ~ Mahatma Gandhi   Many years ago a woman came to me for a psychic consultation. She was probably about the age I am now, and she had travelled a great distance to see me in person. She wasn’t my usual kind of client. […]

A Flower Mandala for Heart Chakra Healing

“It’s so curious: one can resist tears and ‘behave’ very well in the hardest hours of grief. But then someone makes you a friendly sign behind a window, or one notices that a flower that was in bud only yesterday has suddenly blossomed, or a letter slips from a drawer… and everything collapses.” ~ Colette   I’ve […]

Steps Towards Loving and Accepting Yourself

“Your problem is you’re … too busy holding onto your unworthiness.” 
~ Ram Dass “Your task is not to seek for Love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” ~ Rumi   Most of us believe that to be truly loved by another, their love […]

Lessons on Waiting and Being Delayed

“How did it get so late so soon?”  ~ Dr. Seuss “If we can just let go and trust that things will work out they way they’re supposed to, without trying to control the outcome, then we can begin to enjoy the moment more fully. The joy of the freedom it brings becomes more pleasurable than […]

How to do Tonglen Meditation – a Beginner’s Guide

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”  ~ Charles Dickens At times it is easy to feel small and insignificant – unable to help when all we feel in our hearts is an urge to try. When those we know are suffering, or when there is a catastrophe in another […]

Vomiting in Public Places OR The Controversial ‘Vomit Post’

“Girls blush, sometimes, because they are alive, half wishing they were dead to save the shame. The sudden blush devours them, neck and brow; They have drawn too near the fire of life, like gnats, and flare up bodily, wings and all. What then? Who’s sorry for a gnat or girl?” ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning […]

The Value of Encouraging Other People

“The purpose of life is not to be happy – but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.”  ~ Leo Rosten Life can be so very trying at times. We can find ourselves alone, we might fall on hard times, lose our health, […]

Christmas as a Meditation on Kindness

“People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.  If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do […]

Dealing with Mixed Messages

“Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.” ~ Spencer Johnson One little discussed aspect of becoming more intuitive, more psychically or spiritually aware, is that you begin to realise there are a lot of mixed messages and mixed signals in the world. I recently received this email, […]

Rambo, the Celebrity Dog of MBK Thailand

“The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue” ~ Anonymous Those of you who read my blog will know that I have a soft spot for dogs.  Although I love to travel, I eventually find myself missing my own animals, so when I’m away I […]

The Gift of Small Kindnesses

“When true friends meet in adverse hour; ‘Tis like a sunbeam through a shower. A watery way an instant seen, The darkly closing clouds between.” ~ Sir Walter Scott When someone is going through the bumps and difficulties of life, a friend can make their journey that much easier. We have become a society where […]

Will you do something for me today?

Will you do something for me today? Hug the ones you love. Tell them you love them. If they aren’t close enough to hug, pick up the phone and let them know you care. Take a minute, stop, and just appreciate this gift of life.  Smell the roses.  That’s why they’re there. Look after yourself. […]

Me, Nana, Mother Teresa and the Dalai Lama

I’ve had a difficult night.  My beloved Nana is dying, and I’m struggling more than I thought I would with this news.  Our birthdays are just around the corner, hers on September 2, mine on September 6. We have always been the September Girls.  Now I wonder if she’ll make it to hers.  I pray […]

Invisible Acts of Love and the Importance of Uplifting Others…

‘Tis the everyday things that really count, And the everyday people we know; And everyday kindnesses go very far, Toward making a heaven below. Life can be a difficult ride, and each of us at times will know pain, trouble, loneliness and struggle.  That’s why it is so important for us to practice love and […]

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