Patterning The Past – The Structure Of Struggle

When I was a child I used to love to read the Berenstain Bears, a fun, adventurous children’s series that saw the overly enthusiastic Papa bear enter into all kinds of dangerous scenarios that the very wise Mama bear didn’t approve of but had the eager onlooking youngens intrigued and delighted – and very often,…

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Make Peace With Pain

  We are at war with a lot of aspects of our culture.. it’s so common in the mainstream media to read and hear and see headlines that speak to a war on something… terror, drugs, waste and yes, PAIN. And often the war feels justified – after all we genuinely want people to be…

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There’s just another mountain

I appreciate traveling away from home AND getting elevation, it always provides powerful perspective shifts that rattle my cells until they re-settle into a new way of being. I make it my priority to make the most of these experiences so the price paid by planet and people is worth it. As someone who lives…

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Understanding

I believe that understanding is where trust, power and control live and die and that is a fundamental truth we require in order to truly #thrive #heal and #evolve as humans. So often we outsource the requirement of understanding to others, expecting they will know us, will respond to our needs in a way that…

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Why do people wait for the cliff before they act?

I caught a glimpse of the transformative power of disaster recently when I watched a ‘tough’ older man rendered speechless by tears of appreciation as he shared the story, with an also teary reporter, about the young people in his community who had sandbagged all night to create a levee to save his, and many…

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I have every right to put myself first.

But with rights come responsibility. Which means I have every responsibility to put myself first. This is a condition that we are still grappling with as individuals living in a complex ecosystem. But a tree does not withhold its treeness to avoid hurting another tree.  It is unapologetically a tree… but a tree will also…

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THE Splinter Analogy – Symptom Mitigation or Root Cause?

Over the last 15 years I have come to know that many, possibly all, ‘problems’ have an energetic root…. which, if addressed effectively, can eliminate the problem altogether! What I mean by that is that anything we experience in our physical world (the world of senses) has a direct relationship to a cause that is…

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The WHYld ride

One of my favourite tools to share for transformational personal growth is the 5 WHYs…. It is so exciting to do this simple exercise with someone and to witness the aha moments that arise in the process.  This exercise is deceptively simple because all you need to do is become the annoying 3 year old…

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The sounds of silence

How long have you felt like you have been screaming into a void, so loud that your throat is closing, it’s red raw with rage and the violence is now reverberating through your cells? How long before the sound of your voice will reach the place where the changes are made? Who’s voice gets chosen…

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The Gap

Socrates wrote that the secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old but in building the new. And I wrestle with this concept on a daily basis, knowing, at a cellular level, it is true, but also needing to live, operate and expand within some systems that I know…

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To Bare Witness

To witness someone in the deep truth of vulnerability is the greatest gift to behold. To remain open-hearted, compassionate and with full love, as the human before you crumbles in the illusion of their body or story, is a precious act that creates a ripple in the universe bigger than any action of ‘real world’…

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Assumption

My daily newsfeed is filled with opportunities to learn new ways, fill my calendar, scale my business, grow to 7 or 8 figures, be busy and in equal measure, slow down, remember my worth and be mindful. Confusing to say the least, they seem to sit at the opposite ends of the spectrum…but no doubt…

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