Breaking Up With My Spiritual Guru

Breaking up with my spiritual guru was not easy.  I feel like I am having to start the process of discovery and self-identity all over again.  I have to take each of my beliefs and examine them clearly to see if they are the bricks I want to build my life with. It is uncomfortable and part of me wishes to run and bury my face in Doreen’s skirts, but I also recognise this as an incredible opportunity for growth and adventure.

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Manifestation and Expectation

It is my intention to be radically real in my writing here, so I have to confess before we go any further that this isn’t a peppy blog post about how you can manifest your dreams.  There are many of those types of posts out there on blogs and social media, and in books.  Some…

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Why Losing Belief Isn’t Always Bad

I want to talk about belief, and the loss of belief, because I think that this can be one of the scariest and most difficult things to endure. Beliefs, whether secular, religious, New Age or whatever, are the corner stone of our conscious lives.  They inform our thoughts, actions, interactions and our choices.  They can…

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Here’s to the Adventure!

  I’ve been doing so much reflecting lately trying to figure out what changes I need to make in my life to align it truthfully with my soul, but it hasn’t really helped. More than anything I feel that my wheels are just spinning but not getting anywhere. When we aren’t happy with something we…

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Letting Go of the Outcome

Releasing attachment to the outcome is a concept that, for a while, I found it difficult to wrap my mind around.  How can you be focused and motivated about your goals or your desires and not be attached to the result? How can you practice visualisation and manifestation and not want the exact thing you…

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End of Year Thoughts

I can’t believe that we’re coming to the end of another year.  This post-Christmas, pre-New Year time is a veritable cocktail of emotions as we look at what has been and think about what there could be to come.  I myself feel a mixture of pride for what I achieved, lamentations for what didn’t work…

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The Importance of Getting Lost

I went to a riveting panel discussion recently regarding our relationship with Nature.  We’re not talking about gardens here, or pleasure walks at the local National Trust: we’re talking about wild, non-cultivated, unencumbered, there-might-be-a-bear-in-the-woods Nature.  One of the speakers, Nina Lyon, made a comment about our inability to get truly lost in our home country…

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Adjusting to life back in an office!

So, as those of you who have been following me for a while know, I spent the first part of this year travelling around New Zealand.  What a FANTASTIC way to kick the year off with new experiences, adventures, new friends, new levels of confidence and a deeper understanding of myself. But, as we are…

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An Interview With Jen Hawkins of Revive

I first met Jen when I attended one of her seasonal gathering workshops last Autumn and was quickly won over by her kind and loving personality, her knowledge, and her gentle style of teaching (read my post about the gathering here).  She has a deep passion for her aromatherapy craft, and for helping people achieve balance and…

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An interview with the T-Rex Runner, Danielle Cemprola.

I met Danielle in Auckland earlier this year when she asked me if I wanted to join her and her friends on a hike up Mt Eden.  I was quickly drawn in by how warm and friendly she is, and was massively impressed by her love for running marathons, fitness, hiking and exploring – a personal journey that…

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