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  I’m sure I don’t need to tell you - the path to authentic personal growth and healing is not an easy one. We are tested, challenged and at times brought to our knees (over and over again). But these times can also be the making of us, representing a valuable opportunity to accelerate our spiritual and emotional development.   The key? Staying conscious and present to the process. Taking on the challenge fully.   It’s easy to intellectually understand this concept – but doing the actual work required is a whole other ballgame. Oh, yes!   So I've listed below 10 strategies to help you consciously move from...

This is a synchronicity story I love telling.   Melbourne, New Years Eve, 2009. It had been an absolutely stinking hot day after a series of stinking hot days. A huge storm front was rolling in to quench the hot tar and partygoers alike. Me? I decided to stay home that night, not feeling in a celebratory mood by any stretch of the imagination. It had been a difficult year. I was desperately unhappy and lost and unfulfilled and it was slowly taking me down. Looking back, I was teetering on the edges of depression.   Thankfully I didn’t stay home to wallow in...

  Saying that I have been obsessed with finding my purpose is somewhat of an understatement. One question that has been a constant throughout my life is ‘what am I here to do’?   I realise now that I've been asking the right questions, but not necessarily listening to the answers. Can you relate?   This past month has been one significant insight after another regarding the process of finding my purpose and making peace with my vocational past. And just on the off-chance you are also giving yourself a hard time about not really knowing where you are headed – this post is for...

[caption id="attachment_262" align="aligncenter" width="2515"] Photo by Danka & Peter via Magdeline.[/caption]   In 2014, I experienced a personal crisis that rocked my world. When the time is right I may share that story here, but for now, I want to share something that really helped me navigate this period with relative ease - and that is the concept of 'The Heroic Journey'. An archetypal map of the human experience through crisis, despair and renewal. The heroic journey was coined by philosopher and mythologist, Joseph Campbell who developed it as a common map of experience that hero(ines) go through in countless mythologies, across cultures, throughout time. It's...

"It is possible to project from the shadow the very best of oneself onto another person or situation". Robert A. Johnson, Owning your shadow.   [caption id="attachment_111" align="aligncenter" width="4912"] Image Credit: 'Sunset Hair by Alexander Shustov, via Unsplash.com[/caption] If you are human, then chances are at some point, you've been struck by a serious case of green-eyed envy. Intense jealousy. Festering resentment. Gross and uncomfortable feelings, causing you to behave in less than desirable ways. I'm sure I'm not alone here!   Owning up to envy and jealousy is the very last thing you feel like doing. Unless you know a little secret about what is hiding in those shadows. And...

[caption id="attachment_89" align="aligncenter" width="750"] 'Awakening the Truth within' image by Hans Walor http://hanswalor.com[/caption]   In the day and age of inspirational quote overload, it takes a lot to grab my attention. It needs to deeply resonate, to catch me off guard and to speak into my current (inner) experience. This one was not found scrolling through my Facebook feed, it was hanging on a friends wall when it smacked me in the heart with its deep wisdom.     I'm not even sure who said it (please let me know if you recognise it). Buddha? Sounds like something he would say!   Allow me to unpack.   1. Loyalty to the Self When I...

This post was written on 14 January, 2012. It all begins right here. My first ever post. Hello! If you are reading these words, know that I humbly offer you my heart felt thanks. I hope you like it here.   The concept for this blog has been coming in to land for the last 6 months or so and rather than wait for it to become crystal clear, I intend to just START. To write about my ideas and trust that it becomes clear as I go along.   A few months back I enrolled myself in Bright-eyed and Blog-Hearted to help me work...

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