Walking As A Meditation

  I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. ~ John Muir   Hey, Lovelies. Do you have trouble trying to meditate? There is a powerful meditation practice you could try that involves movement. It’s one of my favourites […]

Is It Really Too Late?

  You say it’s too late. In my opinion, only a thimbleful of situations in life are that dire. Death begins and ends that list. Everything else is simply an obstacle that must be dealt with. ~ Kathleen Baldwin Hey, Lovelies! I had some strong responses to my post yesterday. Most of them were people […]

Insights, Inspiration and Action – Monday Oracle 13 June 2022

The energies this week support a gentle letting go of the things that have been weighing us down. There doesn’t need to be a struggle or a big dramatic scene. In fact, the very best kind of letting go is one where we decide to let something go with grace and ease. When we let go, we invite new possibilities…

Lighten Up By Letting Go – Monday Oracle 6 June 2022

The energies this week support a gentle letting go of the things that have been weighing us down. There doesn’t need to be a struggle or a big dramatic scene. In fact, the very best kind of letting go is one where we decide to let something go with grace and ease. When we let go, we invite new possibilities…

The Source Of Today’s Happiness

  Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. ~ Marcel Proust Hey, Lovelies. Something wonderful happened yesterday! My social media feed and my inbox were filled with examples of the things you have chosen or done for yourself this week in […]

Have A Little Rest – Monday Oracle 27 December 2021

Most of the things we need to be most fully alive never come in busyness. They grow in rest. Mark Buchanan Hello, Lovelies! This Quarter I am using the Nature’s Whispers Oracle Cards by Angela Hartfield, with artwork by Josephine Wall, for my weekly oracle readings. Our card to guide us for the week ahead is 13 […]

A Week For Blessings And Love – Monday Oracle 22 November 2021

When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed. Maya Angelou Hello, Lovelies! This Quarter I am using the Nature’s Whispers Oracle Cards by Angela Hartfield, with artwork by Josephine Wall, for my weekly oracle readings. Our card to guide us for the week ahead is 40 – SHOW YOUR SUPPORT. This is such a gorgeous […]

Taking Care Of Yourself First- Monday Oracle 1 November 2021

If you want to have enough to give to others, you will need to take care of yourself first.  A tree that refuses water and sunlight for itself can’t bear fruit for others. Emily Maroutian Hello, Lovelies! This Quarter I am using the Nature’s Whispers Oracle Cards by Angela Hartfield, with artwork by Josephine Wall, for my […]

You’re Right Where You Need To Be – Monday Oracle 11 October 2021

Your life requires your mindful presence in order to live it. Be here now. Akiroq Brost Hello, Lovelies! This Quarter I am using the Nature’s Whispers Oracle Cards by Angela Hartfield, with artwork by Josephine Wall, for my weekly oracle readings. Our card to guide us for the week ahead is 14 – ASSURANCE. It’s a strong […]

About Those Dreams You Let Slide – Monday Oracle 23 August 2021

Press on. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. Ray Kroc Hello, Lovelies! This Quarter I am using the Wisdom Of The Oracle cards by Colette […]

Random Things That Made Me Happy Yesterday

The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters. Audrey Hepburn Hey, Lovelies! Happiness finds me often – even on my hard days. How about you? One thing I have learned, whatever you look for you will find, so I try my best to live from gratitude and to look […]

Getting Hard Things Done – Monday Oracle 2 August 2021

There are two fatal errors that keep great projects from coming to life: 1) Not finishing 2) Not starting Buddha Gautama Hello, Lovelies! This Quarter I am using the Wisdom Of The Oracle cards by Colette Baron-Reid for my weekly oracle readings. Our card to guide us for the week ahead is 10 – UNFINISHED SYMPHONY. This […]

Don’t be a prisoner to the past…

One need not be a chamber to be haunted;One need not be a house;The brain has corridors surpassingMaterial place. Emily Dickinson Hey, Lovelies. Today I want to remind you not to dwell in the past. Memory is notoriously unreliable. Ask any detective or psychologist. Ten people could witness an event and each will have a […]

The Mundane As Sacred – Monday Oracle 26 July 2021

It’s the simple things in your life that make up the bulk of it. The mundane is where we live and we end up missing most of it. We find it again in the silence and in attention of everyday life. Eric Overby Hello, Lovelies! This Quarter I am using the Wisdom Of The Oracle cards by […]

Inviting Stillness…

When I dance, I dance, when I sleep, I sleep; yes, and when I walk in a beautiful orchard , if my thoughts drift too far off matters for some part of the time, for some other part I led them back again to the walk, the orchard, the sweetness of this solitude, to myself. […]

It’s Okay To Simplify

Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful. William Morris Hey, Lovelies. One thing that living in the time of COVID has taught us, especially lockdowns, is that simple can be good. That slowing down is good for our souls (and our relationships, dreams and […]

Embracing Stillness

As spiritual searchers we need to become freer and freer of the attachment to our own smallness in which we get occupied with me-me-me. Pondering on large ideas or standing in front of things which remind us of a vast scale can free us from acquisitiveness and competitiveness and from our likes and dislikes. If […]

Things I Saw Outside My Window Yesterday

Set wide the window. Let me drink the day. Edith Wharton Hey, Lovelies. I am working from a temporary office in our treehouse – one that looks over a little garden, our long driveway, and the winding path to our front door. All the big views are from other rooms, but oh, the things I […]

Soul Messages Colour Oracle – Which one will you choose?

Let me, O let me bathe my soul in colours; let me swallow the sunset and drink the rainbow. Khalil Gibran Hi, Lovelies.Want to have a little fun with me? Scroll down through the images and pick the one that speaks to you – the one you find the most vibrant or attractive.  Then go […]

Dawn View From My New Office

Veil after veil of thin dusky gauze is lifted, and by degrees the forms and colours of things are restored to them, and we watch the dawn remaking the world in its antique pattern. Oscar Wilde Hey, Lovelies. This is the view from my treehouse office, just before dawn. Later, the place explodes into colour […]

Feeling Brave? I Have A Question For You

Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life. Shannon L. Alder Hello, Lovelies! There is a powerful question I ask myself at least once a year. It’s a confronting question, if you are truly honest with yourself. […]

Counting Birds

Some people are very competitive in their birding. Maybe they’ll die happy, having seen a thousand species before they die, but I’ll die happy knowing I’ve spent all that quiet time being present. Lynn Thomson Hey, Lovelies! It’s Birds in Backyards week, here in Australia, and I have elected to take part by spending twenty […]

What I Did When I Was Empty

“On the fifth day, which was a Sunday, it rained very hard. I like it when it rains hard. It sounds like white noise everywhere, which is like silence but not empty.” Mark Haddon When I was empty and had nothing left to give I sat quietly. I cried. Then I gathered myself up with […]

Five Simple Ways To Tune In To Your Intuitive Wisdom

“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” ~  Albert Einstein The energies right now support developing clear future vision and believing in yourself and your dreams.  Sounds great, huh? But there’s one problem with that. Most people tell me they are too […]

Dear Haters, I Love You and I Forgive You

“The only way love can last a lifetime is if it’s unconditional. The truth is this: love is not determined by the one being loved but rather by the one choosing to love.” ~ Stephen Kendrick I had a laugh with my sister yesterday. ‘Oooh,’ she said, ‘you blogged a recipe!’ We both knew what that meant. […]

Why Being ‘Nice’ Can Be Poisonous To Your Soul

“Share your weaknesses. Share your hard moments. Share your real side. It’ll either scare away every fake person in your life or it will inspire them to finally let go of that mirage called “perfection,” which will open the doors to the most important relationships you’ll ever be a part of.” ~ Dan Pearce Lovelies, today I […]

A Week For Truth and Discernment – Monday Oracle 29 April 2019

“We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.” ~ May Sarton Hello, Lovelies! April calls you to live from your heartspace. This month lifts you above your obstacles, or helps you to blaze a trail through them. Expect magical insights and guidance to help light the path ahead. It’s […]

How to Self-Care When Life Is Challenging!

“Self-care is how you take your power back.” ~ Lalah Delia It’s simple enough to be well-intentioned and kind to yourself when life is going smoothly. Or if you are on holidays. Or in a really good head space. But when we are hard up against it – when we have crushing deadlines, or horrible […]

How You Shape My Morning

“Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.” ~ Margaret Mead Good morning, Lovelies! It’s just after 5am. I am here at my desk, about to begin writing my blog, and I thought today I would share how you shape my morning routine. I was […]

Lean In To Your Emotions This Week

“My favourite words are possibilities, opportunities and curiosity. I think if you are curious, you create opportunities, and then if you open the doors, you create possibilities.” ~ Mario Testino What do you do when your emotional state is not great? Do you distract yourself, numb yourself, or work furiously at positive affirmations? (Note that […]

Things to be thankful for…

“Take time daily to reflect on how much you have. It may not be all that you want but remember someone somewhere is dreaming to have what you have.” ~Germany Kent This morning I’m counting my Blessings. Such a simple thing to do, and it always makes me feel richer. I like to count them […]

The Power of Focus – Monday Oracle 17 September 2018

“If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.” ~  Roy T. Bennett   Hello, Lovelies! September is a month for adventuring and travel. It’s a month for exploring new lands, or undiscovered parts of ourselves. Routine and the […]

Being Okay With Where You Are

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”  ~ Lao Tzu I’m still recovering from the flu, and gee, it’s taking muuuuuuch longer than I would have liked. On top of that I managed […]

That 2am Place – A Lesson In Mindfulness for Insomniacs

“It was that sort of sleep in which you wake every hour and think to yourself that you have not been sleeping at all; you can remember dreams that are like reflections, daytime thinking slightly warped.”  ~ Kim Stanley Robinson I’m still in the grip of this flu. Not only that, I’m stuck in the city […]

How to do a walking meditation

“When you look at the sun during your walking meditation, the mindfulness of the body helps you to see that the sun is in you; without the sun there is no life at all and suddenly you get in touch with the sun in a different way.”  ~ Thich Nhat Hanh   Do you have […]

It’s The Weekend. I Have A Project For You!

“I live to enjoy life by the littlest things, feeling the grass between my toes, breathing fresh air, watching the wind sway the trees, enjoying the company of loved ones, a deep conversation, getting lost in a good book, going for a walk in nature, watching my kids grow up. Just the feeling itself of […]

Monday Oracle – 15 January 2018

 “Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.” – Henry James   Hello, Lovelies! January is a month for easing ourselves into the energies of 2018, for resting and recharging, for planning and dreaming and for tuning in to […]

Breathe in, Breathe out…

“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.”  ~  Amit Ray   One of my favourite stress-busters is breathing. That may sound simple, and it is. Anxious, worried, angry, frustrated, overwhelmed, overcome, swamped, exhausted, defeated? Try this. Breathe in slowly and mindfully. Close your eyes if it […]

Stop the Hustle! Resting and Healing Is Work Too!

 “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” ~  Rumi   In the northern hemisphere on August 21 we experienced a total solar eclipse. Do you remember? That momentary quietening of the sun’s energies allowed a ramping up of our intuition. The eclipse also heralded […]

Circles of Stones

“I live my life in growing orbits which move out over this wondrous world, I am circling around God, around ancient towers and I have been circling for a thousand years. And I still don’t know if I am an eagle or a storm or a great song.”  ~  Rainer Maria Rilke   Yesterday, one […]

The Owl and The Night Sky

“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” ~ Shel Silverstein   I was totally spent yesterday. We’ve had some personal stress in the past few weeks, some health […]

Choosing Your Emotional State

“Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself.” ~ Walter […]

The Things That Really Matter

“Perspective is as simple as answering this question: If I had 5 months to live would I experience this problem differently?” ~ Shannon L. Alder   As you read this, my friend Liz and her young family are readying their bags. They are heading to the airport. They are flying to Hawaii for the holiday […]

10 Easy Steps For Self Care During Troubled Times

“They called her witch because she knew how to heal herself.” ~ Te’ V. Smith   It’s simple enough to be well-intentioned and kind to yourself when life is going smoothly. Or if you are on holidays. Or in a really good head space. But when we are hard up against it – when we have crushing […]

The Thirty Second Power Pause

“As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that is the myth of the atomic age – as in being able to remake ourselves.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi “Your self-talk is the channel of behavior change” ~ Gino Norris   Can thirty seconds really make a difference? […]

Practicing Mindfulness with Your Power Word

“The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently.” ~ Pema Chödrön, When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times   Well, here we are, nearly at the end […]

Guided Meditation for Orienting Mind Awareness

“You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace.” ~ Frank McCourt, Angela’s Ashes This is the second in a series of seven weekly guided meditations I am recording for you. The focus of this week’s meditation is the mind. This guided meditation will help you to be aware of the positive gifts of your mind, and teaches […]

Easy Five Minute Meditation

“Look at everything always as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time: Thus is your time on earth filled with glory.”  ~ Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn   Ever feel like there’s just not enough time in your day? I have a technique that literally extends moments, even when life […]

Saying No to Conditional Love

“You can be the most beautiful person in the world and everybody sees light and rainbows when they look at you, but if you yourself don’t know it, all of that doesn’t even matter. Every second that you spend on doubting your worth, every moment that you use to criticize yourself; is a second of […]

Morning Rewards

“As long as there was coffee in the world, how bad could things be?”  ~ Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes It’s still early. But already I’ve meditated. I’ve taken my morning ‘before food’ drugs. I’ve fasted and I’ve given vial upon vial of my blood to be tested for positive signs of health progress. It’s time for […]

The ’10 Lovely Things!’ Challenge

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”  ~ Marcel Proust Yesterday morning my lovely husband set me a glorious distraction (for those of you who aren’t up to speed I am currently taking a savage amount of drugs to combat Lyme Disease […]

Living like life means something!

“What day is it?” It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. My favorite day,” said Pooh.”  ~ A.A. Milne It’s a year since I first started my Lyme meds. I’d like to say that time has flown, but that would not necessarily be true… Still, a year ago I was dying. I could barely catch my breath. My poor […]

A little Solitude is good for the Soul

“Language… has created the word “loneliness” to express the pain of being alone.  And it has created the word “solitude” to express the glory of being alone.”  ~ Paul Johannes Tillich, The Eternal Now   If you’re energetically sensitive like me, then you might already understand the importance of time on your own. Interacting with others draws […]

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