Invest in People who Invest in You!!

I have 4,,828 friends on Facebook. I use the principle if we have 100 mutual friends and we have not met that we eventually will. This means I have a lot of the Melbourne Conscious Movement, musicians and female American life coaches as friends. I write a Facebook birthday card for each and everyone of them. Today one of the people was my friend from Landmark Education Thea Westra. As I wrote it I started to think about her remarkable book Time for My Life, 365 Stepping Stones, 2843 Life Power Boosters at your fingertips.

Thea wrote a book that has a page for every day of the year that has a stepping stone, action, challenge, quote, clearing, question and affirmation for you to contemplate. As an example her is today’s page.

Stepping Stone – Be willing to accept. A gift given and received requires two parties. The person who is giving the gift and the person who is receiving the gift. You must be open to receiving after you ask something to happen or to come your way.

Action – Today is the birthday of the author of this book. Send Thea Westra a hello birthday greeting. Just use the Contact Form at . Your message will go directly to Thea’s inbox and she will reply.

Challenge – Be patient and focus on daily changes, rather than waiting for revelations.

Quote – Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non- essentials….Lin Yutang

Clearing – Check chair/table legs to see if they need new protective caps.

Question – Can you distinguish essential from non-essential?

Affirmation – I choose to be debt free.

So, do you allow time for your life? How does society relate to this noble practice, lets have a look:


1. The one time this happened to me was in a motorcycle accident and memories of people who were special to me filled my heart and mind.


2. I didn’t know Marilyn was a fan of Eckhart Tolle: Teach me Tiger.


3. The problem with this is that if the person you are talking about departs, it leaves a huge gap. Working on self love as the driver might be more useful then it can’t be taken away when someone leaves.


4. As we make more and more time for our life, we learn to stop doing the things that do not come from our passions: Lights.


5. They say the magic is in the silence not the small talk.


6. So many of the business gurus I read say it isn’t about the money, It’s about the time and to stop wasting time doing things you regret later or do not enjoy. It’s probably because of the second sentence above: No Regrets.


7. Seems a bit contrary, If you are in the Now why would you also be living life as I can’t wait to get to the future?


8. The 27 Club is a list of popular musicians, artists, or actors who died at age twenty-seven. It originated with an unsupported claim of a “statistical spike” for the death of musicians at that age, but this has been repeatedly disproved by research. Members are Jimi , Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Brian Jones in the 1970’s and recently Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse: “27”.


9. At what age did you stop doing this with your friends, It’s supposedly when we grow up.


10. They say we meet a few people in our lives who we can be separate from for years but when we get back together it feels like five minutes, I think that’s because they have placed themselves in our hearts: You’re in my Heart.


11. I love the last line, sometimes I get stuck in the belief its a permanent fixture.


12. Don’t forget the people who teach you the hard lessons: Difficult.


13. It’s like the saying, if the door doesn’t open for you – It’s not meant to at that time in your life.


14. What if, why did that happen to me, etc. etc. Turn around and walk towards to your dreams: Mr. Brightside.


15. Rabindranath Tagore, also written Ravīndranātha Thākura, was a Bengali polymath who reshaped Bengali literature and music, as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Author of Gitanjali and its “profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse”, he became the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. Tagore’s poetic songs were viewed as spiritual and mercurial; however, his “elegant prose and magical poetry” remain largely unknown outside Bengal. He is sometimes referred to as “the Bard of Bengal”.

You can contact Thea via, it seems these days you receive a free 179 page eBook and for a paltry $10 Australian you can purchase the eBook of the book I am talking about in this blog.

Music is from Marilyn Monroe, Ellie Goulding, The Walker Brothers, the unknown Maria Stoian , Rod Stewart, Eminem and the Killers.

Namaste until next time, my dear friends

namaste prayer


And one day, for no particular Reason!!

I was going through my books as part of my decluttering process when I came across Destroying the Joint – Why Women have to change the World. I bought it off my friend Catherine Deveny, who has a contribution to it called Destroying the joint in Twelve Easy Lessons. The stamp inside of it says stolen from the bedside table of Tony Abbott, He is Australia’s ex-prime minister who declared himself Minister for Women, a strange role for an extreme right wing bully boy, he has since been sacked by his party from both roles and wallows on the back bench.

Lesson number one begins as follows: Beware of anyone using the words ‘respect’ ‘traditional’, ‘family value’, ‘honour’, ‘unacceptable’, ‘morality’, ‘uncalled for’, ‘inappropriate’, ‘unnecessary’ or ‘offensive’. and to be particularly wary of the word offensive as offence is subjective. Catherine goes on to say just because you are offended does not mean you are right and that it is being used as a form of social control and that no one has the right not to be offended.

So I had to choose carefully today’s quotes as I did not want to offend anyone, just kidding, here we go:


1. Bryant McGill is a human potential thought leader, international bestselling author, activist, and social entrepreneur. He is one of the world’s top social media influencers reaching a billion people a year. Don’t look over there at the other person if you are offended.


2. Could being offended also be construed as speaking your truth, give it a go: Ain’t Worried about Nothin.


3. The judgement of being offended, time for a judgement detox methinks.


4. A suggestion, lock your doors and never leave your cloistered premises: Offended by Everything.


5. Deep wisdom from an unexpercted source, Bill was a baseball player for the Cincinatti Reds.


6. With the light comes the dark, doing only one of them make it hard to speak your truth: Addicted.


7. An  interesting quote from a highly religious man. David Bednar is on the quorum of the Church of Latter Day Saints, a place we could expect a lot of people to make judgements about non christian values.


8. They are located reading mainstream media and the opinions spruiked from its tenuous publications and stations: Equal Rights.


9. In 1995 Lebowitz wrote Mr. Chas and Lisa Sue Meet the Pandas, a children’s book about giant pandas living in New York City who long to move to Paris. Lebowitz was born and raised in Morristown, New Jersey. Lebowitz describes her “Jewish identity [as] ethnic or cultural or whatever people call it now. But it’s not religious.” She has been an atheist since the age of 7.


10. Time to look in the mirror for the person who is doing the offending: Ego is not a dirty Word.


11. Imagine a world if everyone spoke the ones they keep to themselves. Vulnerability or madness?


12. Her 15 minutes of fame were being married to Kurt Cobain, she has also had a 40 year musical career best known for the alternative band, Hole: Uncool.


13. If you saw the number of goatee beards in the area I live in the inner suburbs of Melbourne, Australia you would be quite worried about the above statement.


14. Sprung!! : S & M.


15. Carlos Castaneda’s books and the man himself became a cultural phenomenon.  The story of his apprenticeship to a shaman, a kind of hero’s journey, touched a chord in the counterculture generation and resonated as a myth of adventure and self-discovery.

The reason  offended people use offense to put you in your place is in order to fortify their place, the truth being neither have greater value than the  other, they are after all just our opinions. The skill one should bring into place here is the ability to not live your life from judgement moment to moment, a life long educative journey.

Music this week comes from one of the iconic 70’s Australian bands Skyhooks, Peter Tosh, Courtney Love, Rihanna, French Montana, Enrique Iglesias and an offensive number by the virtually unknown Stuart Whitaker.

Namaste until next time, my dear friends


What sets your soul on Fire!!

When people find their passion, they not only love what they do but they lead a life that other people only dream about. In his book Living Your Passion Keith Abraham has a quiz in which he asks the following questions:

  1. What does having a passion mean to you?
  2. What was one thing either in the past or present that you were passionate about, really focused on or just loved to do?
  3. If you won 10 million dollars in Lotto tomorrow, what would you love to do with your time and energy?
  4. Of all the things you have ever done, what were you doing when you were the happiest?
  5. What are the five things you value the most in your life?
  6. In 30 seconds, write down the three most important goals in your life right now.
  7. What have you always wanted to do but been afraid to attempt?
  8. What type of activities or circumstances gives you the greatest feeling of importance?
  9. What is the one thing which you would dare to dream if you knew you could not fail?

They say that 3% of people have written goals, I must know a rare breed of people because at least 50% of my friends do. So what does the world say about having and knowing your passion, Let’s have a sneak peek:


1. Want a boost of energy, follow your passion and with it comes the energy to excel.


2.The 3 P’s that fulfil my life: On Purpose.


3. You’ll know when you find it, Steve definitely found his.


4. It is said you are both a student and a teacher in your life when it comes to your passion it’s up to you: Teach Your Children.


5. How beautiful, Live it, Breathe It, Beam It. Yowzaa.


6. America’s greatest gonzo journalist often got people’s blood racing if you have ever seen the interpretation of his life in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: The hotel on Acid.


7. When your passion enters your soul, it also enters your heart and mind.


8. Passion fills you with the roar of the ocean, Its like people can hear it as you enter the room: Oceans Roar.


9. That’s why it doesn’t go away, the rest of life may be random, but your passions are not.


10. It’s Oprah time. always good advice: Born to be Somebody.


11. Converting a nation with her passion, Julia Child definitely did this. Julia Carolyn Child was an American chef, author and television personality. She is recognized for bringing French cuisine to the American public with her debut cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and her subsequent television programs, the most notable of which was The French Chef, which premiered in 1963.


12. having written over 300 blogs, I have definitely found mine: My, My, My.


13. Make me think of Jim Carrey’s Fear or Love Speech, here it is: Fear vs. Love.


14. They’re your dreams, no one elses: Live Your Life.


15. And at the end, a wall chart for you to print out.

Don’t just get up, go to work, go to bed on a daily basis: do things that make your heart shudder.

Music is from Sabrina Carpenter, CSNY, Johny Depp, Dinah Smith, Justin Beiber, Troye Sivan, Jim Carrey and T.I. Enjoy their focus on passion and purpose.

Namaste until next time, my dear friends.

namaste prayer


I will be better Tomorrow!!

When you read the title of this blog does it make you think you are having a bad day or having a great day and tomorrow will even be greater? Danielle writes that conscious optimism is the soul of service. On page 123 of her magnificent book, White Hot Truth there is an awesome poem titled Nothing Changes Without Me:

Sometimes, my heart is so open

I can’t tell if it is a gaping wound

or a portal for everything that ever was and ever will be.

I’ve learned to Love the beautiful terror of eternity,

and scenario planning for how shattered I could be

if the dark things got tall

and if I fell backwards in my forgetting of the Light.

But you can’t fall backwards in Space,

You can only only only ever unfurl.

More than anything,

I’ve wed the certainty that nothing changes without me –

not coal becoming diamonds

not fertilizing eggs

or migration patterns

or medicine dreams.

And what I had thought was a net cast to me from a higher God

is actually strands of Truth and filaments of desire

that I have tied together with my own two hands.

And in precious encounters, I tie what I know and want to you,

so we can ride the winds of wonder.

Here is the link to obtain the book: White Hot Truth.

So let’s have a look at how optimism lessens the suffering of others:



1. Just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it’s not there.


2. Cute take on words: Everybody.


3. A great quote from the 33rd POTUS. Scholars, starting in 1962, ranked Truman’s presidency as “near great”; since then he has been ranked between 5th and 9th in historical rankings of U.S. Presidents.


4. My neighbours upstairs gt their lemons from a tree up the road that overhangs someone’s fence. Hey, free lemons: Mrs Robinson.


5. The perfect 10 gymnast from the L.A. Olympics

Mary Lou has kept providing the soul of service for her now 49 years.


6. When you fall down, you can do the former or the latter. The optimist is a latter type of person, also there are other to help you get up: One More Time.


7. An optimum list that will get you through your day when it feels tough.


8. Born deaf and blind Helen Keller certainly lived a faithful life. The first deaf-blind person  to obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree in the United States, very little stopped this amazingly optimistic soul.: Stronger.


9. From the worlds favourite philosopher, Ms Unknown comes an analogy between pessimism and optimism.


10. His Holiness, Tenzin Gyatso, The Dalai Lama, whatever you want to call him, without his optimism the world would be a much sadder place: Be Optimistic.


11. Robert Michael Hensel was born with the birth defect known as Spina bifida. He is also a Guinness World Records holder for the longest non-stop wheelie in a wheelchair, covering a total distance of 6.178 miles. Now that’s optimism multiplied tenfold.


12. If you haven’t taken it on because of….., begin it now but don’t do it the way that has stopped you before: Solving Problems.


13. Helen Keller again, she was an inspiration to the world in the way she gave from her fullness, even though we would consider some of them disabilities.


14. Because everyone loves cat and dog drawings: We love Cats.


15. Definitely, time to delete that file.

I love Danielle’s definition of “Waking Up” –

We all need to wake up

so we can do the work

that needs to be done

to live in a world

that we espouse to want to live in.

The music this time comes from  Ingrid Michaelson, The Lemonheads, Daft Punk, Kelly Clarkson, The Dalai Lama, Brent Cobb and Bemular. Different styles, but all enjoyable.

Namaste until next time, my dear friends.




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:


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


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.


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


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


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


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.


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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.

namaste prayer

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:


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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.


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.
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:



1. The clinical meaning to explain the unexplainable.


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


3. Raven is a shaman and has some wild accusations against him, check them out on his website at


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.



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


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


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


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


9. Remember to pay attention to your awareness.


10. How do you choreograph yours: Synchronicity


11. Makes sense to me.


12. More often related to

“once you stop learning you start dying”

― Albert Einstein: Start Again.

13. I personally call her Gaia, God has far too many male autocracy connotations for me, use whatever works for you.
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.
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.