There’s a blessing in the Storm!!


Picked up Danielle LaPortesexcellent White Hot Truth for a read last night: Here’s the link. Flipped open on the chapter about discernment. As I am also reading Gabrielle Bernstein’s Judgement Detox I like her definition that Being discerning is not the same as being judgemental. Discernment is big-minded and awake. Judgement is narrow-minded and in the dark. Discernment is our wisdom coming to life.

The main area I use my discernment is in my quest to have Interculturalism – Love and Respect for All: Everyone included spread across the planet. If people make a xenophobic statement about another culture I immediately ask them, have you ever met a member of that race. You would be surprised how often the answer is no. Mainstream media has a lot to answer for in this area.

So where do you use discernment and where has the world commented on it:

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1. Don’t base you reality on what is pushed at us from media empires whose purpose is to make a profit not necessarily report the facts.

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2. This must be a famous quote because there were so many versions of it. Charles Spurgeon was known as the Prince of Preachers in the 19th century. A bit in your face: Your Soul.

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3. Love the power of Maya’s words. Now there is someone who had the ability to discern instead of judging.

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4. Gold weighs more, so will your relationships: Gold.

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5. I have 50+ Invitations on my Facebook Page today, I will have to be very discerning with my choices.

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6. It also takes courage, that’s because it is much easier to judge and not do anything about said judgement: Brave.

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7. I’m Jealous. Mel Lawrence (May 17, 1935 – November 5, 2016) was a film director and producer and former concert and festival promoter. He is best known for his role as the Director of Operations at the Woodstock Festival, his work on the Qatsi Trilogy, and for directing and producing the Emmy-nominated documentary Paha Sapa: The Struggle for the Black Hills.

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8. It’s interesting how discernment seems to be tied up with Christain values. One would think that form of belief would take it out of the picture: We Believe.

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9. A great list as to what values your discernment could be made up of.

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10. In 2000, she was named one of the “100 most influential Black Americans” by Ebony magazine, which said that “Her books, lectures and television appearances have made her a multimedia high priestess of healthy relationships.: Human.

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11. That’s why self-love is so important, it empowers you to the people you will have around you.

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12. You know when it’s happening, bunker up: Killing In The Name Of.

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13. Discernment knows when to act and to intercede.

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14. But if the truth is an aspiration, then discernment is a heroine: Discernment.

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15. The place that will tell you many things, 24 hours a day sometimes, the mind. A lot of them are untrue. let’s practice listening to the spirit contained in our heart.

Discernment looks at several details and then balances these facts against what we believe. Not easily moved but can still be flexible. Without discernment, any snake oil salesman would love you as a target.

Not much pop in the music this week, just Sara Bareilles. An old classic from Spandau Ballet and my favourite rock anthem, guess which one.

Namaste until next time, my dear friends.

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A Good Teacher is like a Candle!!


The spiritual teacher and author Eckhart Tolle says, “The moment you become aware of the ego in you, it is strictly speaking no longer the ego, but just an old, conditioned mind-pattern. Ego implies unawareness. Awareness and ego cannot coexist. Recognising this is like taking the first step into the light, to get there you need to go through the dark because both come with each other.

In her brave new book Judgement Detox, Gabrielle Bernstein takes you on a journey that is a clear, proactive, step-by-step program that helps you heal judgment and rediscover your oneness with others. Link to the Book. We all make judgements, it’s just how we let them control us that creates the issue, by acknowledging the fact we do this the power they have over us lessens and we can return to the light after the dark of having made the judgement.

So what has society said about returning to the light  over the centuries, here are some ways:

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1. Probably the reason that there have been sun gods for a lot longer than deities in religious history.

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2. Actions fostered by the light are much more dynamic than simply physical ones, Judy’s got it covered pretty well: Somewhere over the Rainbow.

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3. Something all parents must think of in those first magic moments when their children magically enter the physical world.

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4. And then there are the times we fail to recognise this fact, Inner not Outer: All of the Stars.

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5. And from the 1600’s, Francis Bacon offers up this classic fact about life, with the light, the dark.

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6. The quiet is always there, the skill is finding it amongst all the other stuff, such as the 50,000 thoughts per day: Light Up the Dark.

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7. I remember living in the country when birds used to announce the coming of the dawn/light when it was pitch black, certainly proof of faith that light will always overcome the dark.

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8. Isn’t it grand when someone enters your light who makes you forget to do this: Remember to Breathe.

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9. You are leaving the dark chamber, time to enter the light and fly.

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10. As I get older and older, I have more and more of these people in my memories light chamber: Memory Loves You.

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11. Great name for the organisation who can up with this light quote, HealthyPlace.com

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12. From the world’s greatest and most published philosopher Ms Unknown comes some sage advice, you have a unique light to turn on, other people’s will blow if you try and imitate them: Chasing Pavements

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13. Some may just be more difficult than others, but the way to the top and the well-lit view is always there.

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14. 5 simple words that point to the combination of the light and the dark. The second mention of stars so you know what song that means: Starman.

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15. And a reminder for the last from George Bernard Shaw. Looking through the window we see dark and light, it’s your choice.

The first step in the book is Witness your Judgement without Judgement. If this is all I get out of it, it will have been worth spending the time. I’m sure I will get much more, Gabbi is a great thought leader.

Music today is from Ed Sheeran, Adele, Mr Bowie and some obscure artists with only 25,000 Youtube plays. Enjoy.

Namaste until next time, my dear friends.

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What’s Left Unsaid, Says It All!!


Do you make judgements about people and withhold what you truly believe? Remember that not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. Bruce Lee once said that “Always be yourself and have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and try to duplicate it.”

One way that is common these days of saying this is to speak your truth, how many New Years Resolutions will be I will speak my truth this year. What has the world said about this quirky term, to speak your truth, let’s have a look:

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1. People have often be scared out of doing this by people they see as braggarts thinking that you have to be over the top when sharing your truth, this is not the case for everybody, each of us is unique in our own way.

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2. Author of the iconic book “Women who run with the Wolves”, Clarissa points out what you become in touch with by speaking your truth: Speak Life.

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3. If there were not people who took this on, not much would change on the planet as people are addicted to being comfortable with what’s so.

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4. My proofreading background seems to think they left a word out of this quote, where do you think it is and which word is it, still a powerful request: Halo.

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5. Feel the tremors, time to speak up!!

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6. What would the great plays sound like if you left out half the lines, your truth is your great play: Not Afraid.

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7. Unnecessary things like worrying about judgements by others, make 2018 the best season of your life.

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8. Your truth does not have to taste bitter, in fact, it can taste like your favourite food: Falling Slowly

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9. The man who had three conversations with God states that your truth can ooze peace.

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10. A few other practices that may come in handy as you change your world and for others: Live your Life.

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11. Speaking your truth does not mean you have to become arrogant towards others, in fact, it means that listening to others is the best way to recruit them to your cause.

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12. Go where your heart leads you, says it all really: Your Heart will lead you Home.

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13. What I love about Caroline Myss is that she definitely speaks her truth, especially to participants in her seminars who are clearly not. I have had the honour of experiencing this twice.

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14.Rachel Naomi Ramen answered the question – How does curing differ from healing?

Basically curing is about repair and healing is about growth. So curing is something we do to others and healing something we evoke in others. Curing happens at the level of the body and leads to a re-normalization of physiology. Healing happens at the level of the person and involves an evolution and refinement of the individual, a deepening of the capacity for emotional life, mental life and spiritual life¾the furthering of personal wholeness and not physical health. Healing promotes the quality of life and the capacity to engage with life: Who You Really Are.
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15. I call it my tribe, they could be anywhere. I found a new one at the NYE chanting event I attended a few days ago.
“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” –E.E. Cummings
Music comes from the magnificent movie Once, Beyonce, Eminem, The Tigger Movie and several lesser known luminaries.
Namaste until next time, my dear friends.

 

You don’t meet people by Accident!!


As long as you’re stuck in a cynical worldview that dismisses magic and miracles as nonsense, you’ll limit your access to real-life miracles. In her chapter The Road Back in her awesome book The Anatomy of a Calling Lissa Rankin: Read about it here. there is what is called a hero’s practice on how to become one with synchronicity, here it is:

Hero’s Practice:

Become One with Synchronicity

When synchronicities happen they feel like miracles, and this helps us feel connected to All That Is. But most of us tend to see the synchronicity as “other,” as if it’s happening outside of us, a miraculous gift from beyond. Such synchronicities feel haphazard. We can’t predict when they’ll come, and yet we crave more of them once we’ve tasted a few. But what if, rather than waiting for synchronicity to visit us, we can become synchronicity? Rather than simply hoping for more synchronicities, transpersonal psychologist Ted Esser PhD invites us to emerge with synchronicity itself and allow ourselves to be synchronicity, not only for ourselves but also for others. The first day I practised this, I was just walking around, living my everyday life without doing anything special, and three people told me that I was a ‘sign from the Universe,’ delivering much-needed messages that guided their paths. it felt like the Universe was winking at me.

So try this. Instead of waiting for synchronicity to find you, let yourself become synchronicity for someone else. When you let the Universe use you, you just might become someone else’s miracle without even lifting a finger.

  1. Each morning, take a moment to close your eyes and quiet your mind.
  2. Set the intention to merge with synchronicity.
  3. Feel yourself becoming one with synchronicity.
  4. Invite synchronicity to guide you in your daily life, and if it resonates with you, ask that synchronicity use you to be someone else’s miracle.
  5. Heighten your awareness as you navigate your daily life. If you’re not paying attention, you might miss synchronicities that arrive to guide your path. Notice whether other people comment that your presence is a synchronicity for them. The more you practise this, the more you’re likely to become aware of the synchronicities that are all around you.

That a lot of synchronicities, so what has the world said about this, and where did the concept come from:

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1. The clinical meaning to explain the unexplainable.

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2. If you walk around with your eyes open the rewards are great: Eyes Open.

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3. Raven is a shaman and has some wild accusations against him, check them out on his website at http://www.ravenkaldera.org/rumors.

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4. When we get in contact with our soul, all that stuff we just knew was best for us and we didn’t do begin to make so much sense: Break Free.

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5. One of my Faves, Danielle trains you to say Yes, Yes, yes.

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6. There’s a starman watching in the sky, his name is synchronicity: Starman.

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7. And I definitely didn’t know this before I started writing this blog, Jungian theory.

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8. Or that his Holiness, the Dalai Lama was a student of it as well: No Expectations.

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9. Remember to pay attention to your awareness.

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10. How do you choreograph yours: Synchronicity

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11. Makes sense to me.

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12. More often related to

“once you stop learning you start dying”

― Albert Einstein: Start Again.

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13. I personally call her Gaia, God has far too many male autocracy connotations for me, use whatever works for you.
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14. Sometimes it just doesn’t feel that way when it is happening at
the moment, we need to journey further down the path to get it: Go with the Flow.
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15. And then there is always Magic to believe in.
On the spiritual path, synchronicity is explained by the Sanskrit term of siddhis, cautionary tales are told about these on the yogic, meditators and retreat paths, that if not related to with integrity they can become a hook to the ego, a spiritual cul-de-sac distracting you from the true path. If you are willing to be humble and stay open to miracles you are in for an adventurous life.
Music this time, A few pop divas, two old 60’s classics, some Deepak wisdom and an indie classic.
Namaste until next time, my dear friends.
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The most Precious Treasure of Mine!!


In terms of your stuff (material possessions) and your lifestyle (adventure, education, time, interests) what do you hold most precious?

Scan your home, all that you own etc.. Then, review your schedule, your hobbies, your career, your favourite activities and the perks of your life and identify your most precious things. (i.e. your phone, car, heirlooms, favourite shoes, most expensive jumper, artwork, your house, your vacations, all of your Air Mile points, your stellar reputation, your free time, your network of amazing professionals, your summer, your money in your rainy day account, your highly curated music collection, your make-up, your purse or wallet, your best winter coat, your bed or couch, your website…)

What would give you acute panic to part with? What are you loath to let go of? What do you think you could not live without?

This is Step 1 in part 2 of  Danielle LaPorte’s awesome review of the year called Free and Clear, It’s called your most precious things: All Danielle’s good stuff.

Her final question in this part of the review is – Without all the stuff, and the perks, and the things you’ve worked for…What’s your most precious thing? (Hint: You and what only you can give to the world.)

So what does the world say about preciousness, is it dark like Gollum’s precious in Lord of the Rings or light like the sound of your children laughing with each other, let’s have a look.

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1. What would life be like if every day was exactly the same, they made a movie about it called Groundhog Day, I like it a lot.

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2. Now here is a person I didn’t dream of that I would be using in regard to preciousness, but it points to the power of the love of our children: When I’m Gone.

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3. And also remember to include yourself in this.

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4. A beautiful quote from Robert Ludlum an American author of 27 thriller novels, best known as the creator of Jason Bourne from the original The Bourne Trilogy series. The number of copies of his books in print is estimated between 290 million and 500 million. They have been published in 33 languages and 40 countries: Human.

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5. You can always make more money, but you can never get the time and attention back, it is infinitely precious, do not stop giving it if you can.

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6. Family, friends, life experiences, this is what you remember, and what do they all have in common? Yes. that’s right, time: If today was the last day in my life!!

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7. Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is a global spiritual leader, poet and peace activist, revered around the world for his powerful teachings and bestselling writings on mindfulness and peace. This is a beautiful piece of his preciousness.

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8. We often forget this and give in to the judgments our mind throws at us, precious love doesn’t work that way: A Woman’s Heart.

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9. What a great picture of those times in our lives when preciousness of friendship is about how much we can play together.

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10 Pick your favourite, beautiful list: Love Song.

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11. My mother has not eaten for three months, she has decided to leave us. At the final session of the course, I was doing last night we were asked to share what was the most remarkable thing of essence that had occurred in the six week period. I got up and shared it was the fact my three siblings and I had communicated for every single day of that period, love you guys.

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12. Please don’t wait for the above situation before you realise the importance of the people who chose to live this time in with you: Family Times.

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13. I think this has happened to me, I must remember to inhale when I am in her presence.

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14. There are only 24 hours in a day, remember to use it wisely. It’s the same amount as Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela and Malala had and have: Whiskey Lullaby.

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15. And this is the most precious moment of our lives.

So step 2 asks you Imagine giving away hundred’s of your most precious things. They would have it and you wouldn’t. Imagine giving it away freely. With a smile to anyone and everyone.

How does that feel? Terrifying? heavy with Guilt? Panicky? Pissed right off? Energising? Releived. My answer to the most Precious Thing is having Love and Respect for All, Everyone Included becoming the world paradigm.

Music includes the partnership of Hitler and Enimem, a Steve Jobs vignette, Celtic Women and Allison Krause with Brad Paisley

Namaste until next time, my dear friends.

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Passion meets Compassion!!


Your karass is out there. You are already a part of it. Your life has great meaning, and if you become conscious of it, it speeds up the process. When the members of a karass know that others exist, something activates and the karass gets organised and can operate more efficiently. You may not know yet which karass you’re in, but of you do, consider whether you know who’s in your karass. See if you can find even one person who is serving the same purpose as you./ Reach out to these people. Make a connection. Acknowledge your shared vision. These people are not your competition. They are your allies. If we all do this , perhaps we can serve our purpose more effectively.

This is the hero’s practice in the Committ to Illuminating the Truth in Lissa Rankin’s excellent book The Anatomy of a Calling.

The term karass comes from Kurt Vonnegut’s book Cat’s Cradle. A karass is a group of incarnated beings whose job it is to bring into existence one of God’s holy ideas, pretty neat, huh.

So lets have a look at what society says about finding your purpose:

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1. from a man who definitely found his then went about giving it away to the world, Pablo Picasso gets it pretty right as to what finding your purpose means.

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2. That is why you need to find your karass, they will allow you your rest and then get you back on track: Don’t Give Up.

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3. Don’t have a job, have the profession that is your purpose, your passion.

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4. False slogans and statements can get in the way of your purpose, it didn’t for Martin Luther King: I have a Dream.

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5. Abraham Harold Maslow was an American psychologist who was best known for creating Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, a theory of psychological health predicated on fulfilling innate human needs in priority, culminating in self-actualization. This is the next step after self-actualisation.

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6. Remember those things you didn’t complete, they were’nt your passion: Change.

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7. My passion is to integrate Love and Respect for All, Everyone Included, what the purpose is I am yet to find.

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8. Dostoyevsky’s literary works explore human psychology in the troubled political, social, and spiritual atmospheres of 19th-century Russia, and engage with a variety of realistic philosophical and religious themes. A hard period to stay alive in , Dostoyevsky definitely found something to live for through his writing: A Great Big World

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9. One of the primary tasks this time in, why did you choose to be born this time around? When found out, go for it with all of your might.

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10. Nothing and nobody to compare yourself to when you live from purpose: Purpose.

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11. A question , How many of you found your purpose through learning the times tables?

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12. Especially the recipes taught as curriculums via the education system: I like me Better.

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13. Indigenous wisdom worth listening to.

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14. Support people as they strive for their purpose, it can be a tough journey: As you walk through the Storm.

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15. And finally remember all the great purposes have  never  been about ourselves.

The bond between members of a karass runs deep and pure. Their lives fit together in service to their shared spiritual purpose, go out there and finf and help build your karass.

The Music comes from the 60’s, Prince, John Legend, Justin beiber and there is also 5 minutes of Martin Luther King’s genius/

Namaste, until next time, my dear friends.

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You have my Whole Heart!!


My, how music has changed. I recieved a post in my news feed thta told me I had listened to 24,000 minutes and 192 artists via Spotify and made recommendations to artists I might like in 2018 based on  who I had listened to in 2017.

To me, music is a very personal thing. As the blogs title says You have my whole heart, I think that is what our favourite music has too, our whole heart and probably our soul as well. My taste in music is very ecelectic, and yes I like both types of music as well, country and western as well as everything from freeform jazz to pop diva’s, a bit of Beyonce will lift your spirits any day of the week.

How many ways can we say we love our music, let’s have a look:

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1. Having been involved in the Melbourne music scene for 40 something years quite a few of my Facebook friends are musiciaans I have come across on this journey. Each is an artist in their own right.

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2. The band’s name is derived from a passage from the Virginia Woolf story “The Mark on the Wall”, which reads, “I wish I could hit upon a pleasant track of thought, a track indirectly reflecting credit upon myself, for those are the pleasantest thoughts, and very frequent even in the minds of modest mouse-coloured people, who believe genuinely that they dislike to hear their own praises: The World at Large.

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3. Due to my age I also remember cassette tapes we burnt for our friends  which were replaced by CD’s, then MP3’s and now USB stick playlists of a few thousand songs.

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4. I know some of my deepest romantic flings have been based on a similar taste in music: Fallin’.

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5. 401 years since his death at the relatively young age of 52, the bard hits the spot on music’s influence.

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6. Have you found your love wordsmith: I will always love You.

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7. Time after Time does this for me,  different versions included.

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8. And then there are the songs you hear when this happens to you, and they will never be the same again: All of Me.

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9. Sums up what music  means to me really

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10. What genre do you unleash your rhythmes to: I want your Love.

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11. As Joni Mitchell so prophetically sang, You turn me on, I’m a radio.

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12. I have a musician friend who has made his living from it for over 30 years, he can sing in seven languages and play 10 instruments, and he will also wear lederhosen to fulfil the last statement of this quote: Yalla.Yalla.

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13. And then it becomes our song.

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14. The joy of childhood when half of us our going to be the next big thing: Can you feel the Love Tonight.

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15. My addiction, Spotify, Applemusic, 49,000 songs on Itunes, Mixcloud, Soundcloud, enough said..

There are as many styles of  music as there are cultures in the world. Your mission if you accept it is to study a  new culture a month and learn to appreciate their music as well.

The Music, Whitney Houton, The Lion King, local Melbourne middle eastern band Yalla, Modest Mouse and a must watch Chic with the Soul Train disco dancers.

Namaste until next time, my dear friends.

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