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Mindfulness for prosperity and happiness course

Mindfulness for success

Mindfulness for positive change online course

Overcome negative thinking,  experience inner peace and begin to create a more prosperous and successful life with this 6 weeks online course.

As many of you may have noticed I have moved away from tarot much since this site began.

It’s funny, as I have begun to undergo my own awakening and self growth and learning through my holistic counseling,  I have found that many people require healing as much as they yearn for guidance through tarot.

This is not to say that tarot does not have its place (I promise my next post will be tarot focused :). I am excited to go through the minor Arcana). It’s more that support and development sometimes requires more.

The tarot is a great tool for guidance but self mastery and healing are being shown to me as  much needed with people undergoing awakening and dissatisfaction in a society that has become empty of heart. And my Dharma/Karma is ever leading me to enrichen my knowledge and practice.

Why Mindfulness?

The purpose of our lives is to be happy. – Dalai Lama

Mindfulness is an enriching process of creating positive life altering changes, that if continued, will effect your well being and life forever. Mind, body and spirit.

Take a deep breath in and be aware of how this idea feels. Breathe into it and be with it. Now let it go.

You’ve done it. Your first mindfulness practice, easy wasn’t it?

Practicing mindfulness Over a few weeks you will deepen your inner connection. You will experience shifts in your inner life, your brain will begin to create new neural pathways, your body will experience healing and repair and your spirit will be lifted (literally).

Mindfulness is an Ancient Buddhist practice that basically means: The ability to focus one’s attention on the present moment. To be aware without judgment and to be with whatever is arising.

It uses the principles of:
relaxation
acceptance
compassion
and surrender to move our minds from the endless chatter into a more peaceful and useful state.

When we become aware of our thoughts we can choose how we respond to them. This is where acceptance comes in – being present to what arises without judgment, just being with it – cultivates acceptance. Acceptance of what is. When we accept what is happening, we begin to disengage the struggle, the resistance, the fight. This is a fundamental principle of mindfulness. It is what opens the pathway to a loving kindness (compassion) for the self, which heals us, and for surrender (letting go).

It is important to note that surrender in Buddhist philosophy does not contain negative connotations that we in the Western world have attributed to it. It means to let go of attachments (of the mind) to something. In this case a thought or a feeling.

We become aware of it – we be with it – we meet it with loving kindness – we let it go.

Most people are living, acting, reacting from their subconscious mind. Mindfulness brings these subconscious thoughts to the surface, so that we can begin to move from a new and better informed place.

Research shows that the brain is elastic, meaning it is able to change. This change occurs through practical measures. By repeating something over and over we change the neural pathways in our brain, we change our subconscious patterns and we begin to create new ones. But this takes time and practice.

Mindfulness  practice that uses techniques that help us begin to become aware and abiding in the present moment. But, we can also take it a step further, to change the negative patterns and behaviours, and bring in more success promoting thoughts and beliefs. By using techniques that create new and transformative mind suggestions so we can begin to manifest success in ways we never thought possible.

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6 week course(1)I am very excited to offer you this new 6 week mindfulness healing course. Through working with many people over the last 7 years I have come up with a comprehensive and holistic course to help overcome anxiety, sadness, feeling stuck and other life challenges. In Particular negative thinking and ego chatter.

This course is easy to follow, allows you to make subtle changes on an energetic level, while making fundamental life changes and choices long term.

This course is designed for self healing at your own home and pace, saving you much time and money. I have used the same process and modalities that I use in my counseling service.

I am offering a discounted rate for people on this site. You can take a closer look at it here if you so desire.  Mindfulness for success and happiness

In the mean time I am open to any comments about which minor arcana tarot card you would like me to indulge in the next post 🙂

Warm blessings

Megan

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Giving life to the surrendering and truth, irrevocable on the path,’The Art of Modern Spirituality’, is a candid yet compassionate and often intelligently comical illustration of the dark and light polarities of the modern spiritual path.

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All copies will be posted out on Feb 14th worldwide

full-moon“There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own Soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.”
C.G. Jung

Whilst Mercury makes madness arise in our minds and hearts, as it pivots and pulls in a back-tracking foxtrot across the skies, Pisces full moon comes along and wants to Hip hop with our souls.

It may feel like a live audition of ‘so you think you can dance’, but its actually the final live showdown.

Pisces is ruled by Neptune and is made up of dreamy moves and moods, it likes to pirouette into the great mysterious cosmic soup whilst keeping one foot in the compassionate reality of the trance of the ego.

That’s all fine and dandy, but when the solar lights are beaming upon Virgo, who is still trying to perfect the Earthy ways of the Tango, things can seem a little conflicted on the dance floor.

full-moon-september-eclipseThis full moon eclipse is the Finale of the early eclipses of the year. A culmination of the Adagios, bad moves and/or any ab libing you’ve managed to pass of as truth. Yet, also a new beginning for those who have won the judge’s hearts.

What does all this have to do with Carl Jung and his uttering on darkness, pain and consciousness, we’ve been dancing darling?, you may be saying.

The moon lights up consciousness and when it’s in the sometimes dellusionary, mysterious, intuitive other worldly Pisces it lights up the stage of truth – of the thoughts and feeling that have been directing your path – the story line of your dance.

full-moon-in-piscesIf these have been or are tinged by shadows and past comatose(ing) concepts and beliefs the stage lights will shine on them and you will have no choice but to go live. The rehearsals are over.

There is a lovely possibility that you have been consciously training your consciousness, warming up your soul’s spark, reaching into the choreography of your intuition and, yes – you will hit the light fantastic.

full-moon-september-2016Neptune loves to pull away delusions and light up cosmic rays of truth. It’s also a watery sensitive so will often bring in a beautiful ballet of divine insight that will hold you step by step.

Remember it’s all leading into your true self, your soul, heart, divine destiny. So if your hip-hopping, foxtrotting or still doing the tango, it wants you to show your heart to capture the audiences and the judges attention.

Neptune wants clarity not confounded sidestepping. Move your mind ego out of the way and let your soul rap on into the beloved’s arms.

Be love 🙂

 

Take a look at our interview with Sally Adnams Jones about art and transformation

A meditation to cultivate and attract love

self-love

noun
noun: self-love
  1. regard for one’s own well-being and happiness.

Creating peace and love through Meditation is like forming a deep anD palpable connection with your innermost self. Sometimes you will feel a sense of true inner peace and at other times an ecstatic anticipation and others a stillness and profound sense of truth.

This love meditation cultivates a peaceful resonance of love for self and an energetic flow of unconditional love and fullness of loving vibes, whereby you undergo a healing and a maturation of self love from with in. This will in part, create an inner peace and love, but will also attract to you loving connections in your external world.

It is best used everyday for a month for deep changes with in and out, but can have immediate effects. Don’t be surprised if you find a soul love seemingly fall from the sky – but as always – the work must be done and the love must first come from with in and authentically 🙂

Put your headphones on (as it uses brainwave technology) for a love treat and please enjoy 🙂

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“Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”

cosmos april new moon love ritual

 

I’m not going to ramble and fumble my way through a consciousness talk on choices or past verses future,

I’m not going to use parodoxes to explain the nature of reality in relation to the cosmic influences of the planets and Luna energies.

I’m not going to churn out metaphors to direct you towards insights of how love is a verb, a state of being or a musical note.

Instead I’m just going to give you this picture, this mandala to meditate on with a note of assurance that love – true love – is available in nature, in you NOW 🙂

April new moon mandala love ritual

New moon April 2016 insight

I’m feeling the new moon in Aries will be layered with transitioning moments from resistance and contraction into a soft, honest, kind offering of love, and peaceful connection. Or at least the beginning of. 😄

April new moon love astrology

There may be a sense of urgency.. that’s fine tho..its the Mars/Aries energy.. heed the intuitive nudges. Be the love spell.

Go directly towards love 🙂

I am now offering Skype counseling worldwide

Go here to order your love ritual or personal mandala

 

Psychologists and researchers are finding extraordinary results in people overcoming depression and anxiety, as well as creating an inner peace and happiness through mindfulness practice.

mindfulness course onlineSo what exactly is causing mindfulness, the ancient Buddhist practice, to benefit our health, psyche, and overall quality of life?

Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn asked the same question in the late 70’s and began applying mindful practice in a clinical setting to patients. His work showed substantial improvement in people suffering from pain, often of an acute nature. This lead to a collaborative research program with another scientist Richard Davidson.

It is important to say here that the Eastern traditions have been using this with great success and deep understanding for many thousands of years. Although they do not use western scientific methods to explain it or to advocate it, they have in-depth literature and practical measures of experiential evidence to show its effectiveness. Yoga for instance (not the postures, but the true yoga – meditation) is considered a science of the mind as is Buddhism.

It’s a bit like an eight month pregnant woman having to show a medical certificate to a government agency to prove she is pregnant! But, here we are in a reductionist western society, trying to prove traditional knowledge through a measured microscope – Sorry for the extraneous wandering here – I promise it was in non-judgemental awareness 🙂

online mindfulness courseSo it is with blessings that contemporary science, health and philosophy experts are uncovering the healing and beneficial aspects of anchoring the mind in a concentrated state.  And, considering the sophisticated view (of the Buddhists) of the mind and body being a natural system that can be transformed into optimal well-being. Measurably.

In simple terms, studies show that intentionality is key – the ways we purposefully move our inner focus of intention in Mindfulness practice (or meditation) generates an event of brain activity that when repeated becomes a persistent state. Which in part creates long term changes in the brain’s structure and functioning in the individual practitioner – Neuroplasticity.
Be Here Now
mindfulness for success in life
It has been proven time and time again, that this practice of mind focus – which includes non judgemental presence with what is – so shall we say mindlessness, is effecting changes for the better in mental and physical pain. It seems that if we stop the thoughts about a thing – our sore leg or our broken heart, we give our body and mind the opportunity to self heal.
Bringing us in contact with a sense of peace (what I like to call the sixth sense) we can then approach our physical or mental anguish with a new o’plastic perception.

 “I think, therefore I am” – René Descartes

It is important here to understand what the mind is. I love that science and neurology are stepping up. But, is the mind located in the brain alone? Big one!

rumi seeking quote mindfulnessAs Elanor Roche (Psychologist/researcher -university of California- Berkley) states:

“To try to isolate and manipulate single factors that actually operate only systemically is like killing a rabbit and dissecting it to look for its aliveness”

Well let’s go back to the Buddhists – a step ahead of science –   and consider for a moment — what the tradition considers the mind to be.

Let’s go the direct path – straight to the Dalia Lama. In his recent talk on ‘What is the Mind’  at Cambridge MA, USA, The Dalia Lama states this:

” In general, the mind can be defined as an entity that has the nature of mere experience, that is, “clarity and knowing.” It is the knowing nature, or agency, that is called mind, and this is non-material. But within the category of mind there are also gross levels, such as our sensory perceptions, which cannot function or even come into being without depending on physical organs like our senses. And within the category of the sixth consciousness, the mental consciousness, there are various divisions, or types of mental consciousness that are heavily dependent upon the physiological basis, our brain, for their arising. These types of mind cannot be understood in isolation from their physiological bases.”

einsteins mindfulnessLet’s devour this into a delicious osmosis of Western succinct nutshellery, in the present moment – The mind is consciousness, whole to all it’s parts seen and unseen, unconscious and conscious.

This would lead into the middle path. The idea that mindfulness practice is relative to the whole of ourselves – mind, body and spirit. Spirit (or the unconscious) the part or wave that science has yet to grasp measurably. Yet, one that only practice or experience can bring us closer to.

Although growth is never static, nor is science we can accept that with a snuggling up to a non-judgemental present awareness with our being that we will be happier, more peaceful and less resistant to the knowledge of our true self.

Blessings

Megan