How To Say No Without Feeling Guilty

Obligations We’re now in the silly season, where there are a lot of obligations and commitments. So there’s lots of anxiety around saying “Yes” and “No”.   We have a number of underlying beliefs around saying No and Yes. The martyr in us will say Yes to everyone and everything, feeling burnt out, sick and […]

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Transcending Duality

Duality This past year I have been looking at Duality. Sun/Moon. Kidneys/Adrenals. Yin/Yang. Male/Female. Left side of the brain/right side of the brain. Head/Heart.   As I move down deeper into my core issues, I notice that whenever I want to take a side about something, a stance, the other side will show up for […]

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Self Reliance and the Number 8 Wire Mentality

Ancestors Here in New Zealand we have a saying “Number 8 Wire Mentality”, which is a mindset that flowed on from our ancestors, who came here in the 19th and 20th centuries.   Number 8 gauge wire is a wire that had a multitude of uses, mostly fencing. As NZ was isolated, and imports from […]

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How The Way You Pay Attention Could Be Causing You Stress, Pain and Illness

I have just read two books by Les Fehmi PhD, who is the director at the Princeton Biofeedback Centre. Dissolving Pain: Simple Brain-Training Exercises for Overcoming Chronic Pain and The Open-Focus Brain: Harnessing the Power of Attention to Heal Mind and Body   I wish I had known about this technique 30 years ago.   […]

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Why You Should Baby Crawl As An Adult

Disconnection From Legs I’ve always had issues about walking; feeling confident walking, being connected to my legs. When I was under 10 years of age I had 3 operations on my legs that laid me up in hospital for weeks, and in the 1960s it wasn’t a fun place for a child to be. Subsequently […]

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The Psoas Muscle And It’s Relationship With Your Soul

Psoas Pain For the past few weeks I have been suffering from psoas muscle pain. The psoas is the muscle that holds us upright, taking us from all fours to standing. It attaches at the spine and comes down through the pelvis and attaches to the inner thigh bone. So it’s a very core muscle, […]

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The Productiveness of Stillness

To Do List We had a holiday weekend this past weekend in NZ, I managed to get quite a few things done that I hadn’t planned to get done, and I got nothing done I wanted to get done. I sort of zoned out or found myself sleepy around those tasks on my list.   […]

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Spiritual Bypassing – One Avoidance Technique You May Not Realise You Are Doing

I first heard this term on the 6 month Spiritual Development Program that I have just finished based on Sufi principles. It spoke to me and I found there was a book about it -Spiritual Bypassing: When Spirituality Disconnects Us from What Really Matters   Definition The term basically means that we avoid dealing with […]

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