The Human Capacity for Resilience We humans can surprise ourselves over and over again with our capacity for Resilience. Resilience is when after stressful events, trauma and duress our nervous system can be restored to balance. With right healing, courage,… Read More »Our Capacity for Resilience
Soraya guides a short Meditation 4 mins – Tat Tvam Asi Meditation on the field of awareness-consciousness where we meet as one. The one space which we call the ground or sense of being. We are reminded of Tat Tvam… Read More »Satsang: Tat Tvam Asi – That Thou Art
When we the spiritual seeker arrives, or awakens to peaceful presence, or oneness there is no separation. The seeker and what is sought are One. We have arrived.
Read More »Kindness, Compassion and Mindfulness
Concern and Consideration
Kindness when felt or received is appreciated by everyone who experiences it. To offer kindness is to extend a hand of friendship, to offer concern and consideration toward others as well as ourselves. It is said that a little kindness goes a long way. Perhaps that is because kindness touches the heart. And our response is generally one of gratitude and appreciation. It awakens feelings of appreciation affirming our existence. Observing or experiencing an act of kindness always brings a smile which extends to our heart.
Life can feel very confusing during the early stages of clearing after awakening to our true nature of love expressing as peaceful presence.. As we begin to live life as awake-ness we will often be tested. Old patterns may rise… Read More »Feelings, Emotions, Thoughts and Awakening
Read More »Silence: Review, Reflect and Realise
Review Reflect Realise
At times in life it can be truly enlightening to spend time in silence to review, reflect and realise. To Review choices, Reflect on achievements as well as losses. To acknowledge any life changing Realisations that emerge naturally from self-observation and inquiry.
Stop and Drop into Being
Life moves fast and we can get so caught up with the next thing, that we don’t take quiet reflection and assimilation time. Rest and Digest time is important to feel fully nourished. Taking quiet time and space to tune in and reflect can help wisdom to emerge with greater clarity. This can naturally lead us from reacting to life to flowing with and in fact as life itself.
Read More »Who Am I
Who Am I
Who Am I is a powerful question at the heart of the non-dual or Advaita teachings. Am I this body? Mind? Belief System? Let’s inquire here together and attempt to undo some of our confusion.
As babies we are naturally expansive beings, innocent and open to the great mystery of life with wonder and trust. If you have ever looked into the eyes of a young child, you will get this. Sadly, as we grow we slowly lose this easy connection with the great mystery. Sweet innocence and awe fades away as we develop as a separate identity called Me… Being-ness transforms slowly into me against the world… So what happens?
Read More »Self-Care with Daily Mindful Balance Rituals
Self Care and Mindfulness
Could you do with a little more self-care? How about some simple daily mindful balancing rituals? As a teacher, writer, musician, wife and mother I fit a lot into my day. I’m sure you do too. The thing is… I love everything I do. So I have developed ways to nourish my body and nervous system so I’ve plenty of energy for the things I love. I achieve this by taking time for my daily mindful-balance rituals.
They’re pretty simple but make all the difference. Let’s face it life can throw up some big challenges, and the more relaxed we are the better we respond. A daily dose of healthy Selfing, (taking care of our energy levels) is not selfish but vital for our health and happiness.
I’m sure you’ve heard that saying: ‘If Mumma ain’t happy nobody’s happy”. So I am going to share my daily mindful-balance rituals with you.
Yoga Chitta Vritti Nirodha The yoga sutras begin with Yoga Chitta Vritti Nirodha. This is the best and most original definition of the Essence of Yoga and a foundation of Mindfulness. Translated as “Yoga is the cessation of the disturbances or… Read More »Mindfulness, Yoga and Mental Freedom
A Journey of the Heart I would like to share a recent sacred journey into Australia’s heartland Uluru. Toward the end of writing my book, Shining Through – From Grief to Gratitude I heard about a fundraiser for SPA, Suicide Prevention Australia.… Read More »Uluru Dreaming – Australia’s Heart Chakra