Goals -The  #1 Hang Up Keeping You Stuck

Goals -The #1 Hang Up Keeping You Stuck

The New Year is a time when new visions rise up from creative imagination or existing ones get assessed or even discarded; when goals are mapped out and New Year's resolutions see the light of day, albeit briefly for some. Research shows that most people who set New Year's resolutions on the fly at midnight on 31st December tend to give up within hours, days or a few months. One of the things that's fundamental to achieving your goals are the inner structures that are at play in your life. The inner structures that are most significant and have the most influence are your assumptions, beliefs, desires, aspirations, values.   These inner structures can inspire change, motivate, help or limit you. Think of yourself as an energy system with many sub-systems. You have physical, emotional, financial, mental, spiritual energies, for instance. From childhood onwards like sponges, our energy systems soak up many messages.  We often learn that there are particular ways to be and to do...
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Your Heart: How to Tune It

Your Heart: How to Tune It

The Heart - How do you tune it? I like this quote by Rumi: “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.” 'Pure Heart' is one of the heart lines in the hands. The  heart line is the  horizontal line closest to your fingers and it tells you about your emotional style - how you express love and like love expressed to you. The 'Pure Heart' line is a gift marking or extra potential talent. It is the rarest gift marking.  When it is there, and working well for you, it says that you have the capacity for unconditional love and connection; that you are very giving/loving, nurturing and focused on others. When emotions are not working well, this gift marking means that you are not very good at receiving love (or anything), you're too focused on others, have a controlling nature and likely to suffer from over-giving...
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Emotions: Greatest Love – Day 2 Meditation Camp Challenge

Emotions: Greatest Love – Day 2 Meditation Camp Challenge

Review of Day One Emotions - what came up for you? How did Day One's meditation go? What happened when you focused on your thoughts? What kind of thoughts were there...? Share your comments: Click here to join private Facebook page. The theme for Day 2 of the camp is Greatest Love. Day one focused on the mind because in western societies that's where we spend most of our time. Our culture, education system and science teach us to trust the mind, not ourselves or our hearts. Mind is king/queen - it rules. So emotions often get suppressed. But what we really want to do is to loosen the strings of the mind, and tighten the strings of the heart in order to access our true nature and authenticity. I was looking through my notes from a meditation camp in 2003, and I want to share some of guruji's  words on 'love'. This is a time for reflection and contemplation as well as getting together with loved...
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Meditation Camp Challenge: I Can’t Get Them Out Of My Head

Meditation Camp Challenge - Join my wind-down, FREE, 12 minutes a day, 12-Day Challenge to get you peaceful,  relaxed and recharged over the festive holiday period. I use to do these meditation camps years ago in India over the Christmas-New Year period. They were a great way to integrate what was useful from the current year, leave the unhelpful behind and move towards the new. In the spirit of looking inwards, I offer these to you this holiday. There's a different theme each day and I hope you will join in these reflections.  Thanks and gratitude to Guruji.  His unorthodox approach taught me to ask questions and trust my experiences. This is a short journey for you to also trust your meditation experiences There's a short downloadable mp3 audio guided meditation at the end. You just can't get them out of your head (as I think of Kylie Minogue's song). It's: La la la La la la la la La la la La la la la la Thoughts...
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Three Things Between You and Happiness

Happiness is winning as your number one goal in life . Happiness is what makes a good life. Here is some very revealing information about creating more happiness in your life. According to psychiatrist, Robert Waldinger, the people who are most satisfied in their relationships at the age of 50 are most happy at age 80. This finding comes from a Harvard study of adult development conducted over 75 years. It identified three top factors for happiness and living a fulfilled life. They are: Having good relationships. Social connections to family, friends and community keeps us happier, physically healthier and living longer. The quality of your close relationships matters. Living in a conflict infested relationship is the antithesis to happiness. Conflict-ridden relationships whether at home, work or in the community are bad for your health e.g. a high conflict marriage without much affection is perhaps worse than having a divorce. What about also being bullied at work or else where. Being...
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Fear v Faith – A Stream of Consciousness

On awakening this morning, I immediately started to think about fear v faith. Then I thought, it's really fear v unconditional love. So I remembered an experience I had many years ago, which I have never labelled, but which my friend Elizabeth called my 'awakening' – a state of blissed out unconditional love, which came out of a period of deep uncertainty and some fear. My consciousness then moved to a state of deep, deep peace that I sometimes get into (not often enough I daresay). Then I recalled that from scientific hand analysis my spiritual schools are love and peace. Is there a message here, I wondered, as I have been asking for inner guidance regarding MY message from a business context. Next, I contemplated my inner challenge with using an interpretative metaphysical tool like hand analysis, which has a terrible public relations image as most people move into fear assuming it is 'fortune-telling', which it is not....
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Hidden Talents – Leadership Using Your Gifts

Hidden Talents – How do you lead a massive organisation using the gift of unconditional love? Leadership comes in many forms and Amma has comforted and embraced more than 33 million people and runs a massive humanitarian organisation. My friend and I went to see her earlier this week. We woke up very early to get to Alexandra Palace, North London, to receive our token for her darshan (her hug or embrace). Neither of us had been before and I didn't really have any expectations. There was a seated area at the front of the huge, cavernous, cold hall, stalls in the middle and a refreshment area at the back. We were seated quite early with a video playing on the big screen revealing Amma's work. There was a lot of emphasis on Amma's Darshan as we watched the video. According to the booklet I received, Amma's Darshan or embrace “...allows [people] to experience true, unconditional love. When Amma holds someone it...
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Your Personal Power – How to Get it Back

Your Personal Power – Are you giving it away, probably without even realising it? Maybe you are a people pleaser because you fear loss of love, or you're bending over backwards to avoid some kind of emotional confrontation or you have somehow become stuck in someone else's movie, ignoring your own wants and needs. All of these power-giveaway behaviours show up as lines or markings in your hands, by the way. Let me tell you a story that a friend shared with me recently to illustrate this. (I have permission to do so and her name has been changed for anonymity). Jennifer is 42 years old and went on holiday to Spain with her two children, her sister and her sister’s partner. She has always had a turbulent relationship with her sister – not speaking to her for seven years - but they had reconciled their differences after her Dad passed away. While on holiday, Jennifer, who is married became friendly...
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Gratitude: How This Can Make You Happier

I started wondering about the words gratitude and grateful this morning and why 'grateful'  kind of  'grates' on me. And, I realised that it probably comes from being told (as a child):  “You should be grateful for _____________, the parent told the child...think of all the children who don't ________.  Fill in the blanks.  Most of us have said this or have been told this at some point in our lives. Anyway, I decided to look up the root of the word “grateful” and came across the following question on a website forum, which made me smile: If "grate" isn't a word, why is there a word "grateful" (and "gratitude")? The answer given to the question is: It has nothing to do with modern "grates" but everything to do with gratitude. Here is the root of grateful according to the Online Etymology dictionary : “Grateful” (adj): 1550s, "pleasing to the mind," also "full of gratitude, disposed to repay favors bestowed," from obsolete adjective grate "agreeable,...
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Trust Your Intuition v Crazy

To Trust or not Trust your intuition. That is the question. Late last night, I sat looking out of my window as the full moon tried to be visible but kept being blocked out by the dark clouds. The moon relies on the sun's light to be visible in the night sky and symbolises imagination, intuition, emotions, spirituality... Take a look at the image below. It shows where the moon zone is in your hands. In scientific hand analysis the moon zone represents core identify – your inner essence, deep meaning, who you are at your very core, imagination and intuition. This region is free from the influence of the thumb and digits thus from human manipulation. If you have a finger print or gift marking in this region of your hand(s), you are likely to receive insights through your intuition (although you may think you are not intuitive). The challenge for you if you have a marking in this region is to trust...
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