So you can have a sneak peeky, here is the Introduction to Truth Spirit Love:
If you have a desire to know and love yourself more deeply this book is for you. The things I'm going to share with you are what I have been successfully using with clients and students in my role as a spiritual healer and teacher. For nearly 30 years now I've been supporting others on their self-discovery and healing paths. Working with hundreds of men, women, young people, animals and spirits has allowed me to experience, witness, discover and learn a great deal about what it takes to heal.
We are multilayered, energetic beings with physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies. We're affected by a vast array of issues on all of these levels. I've worked with pain, injury, dis-ease, cancer and terminal illness. There's been trauma, sexual issues, phobias, suicides, self-hatred, terminations, anxiety, self-harm and depression. People have felt scared by unseen presences, have been unable to begin their spiritual work, experienced spontaneous past life memories and have felt disconnected from their intuition and spirit. I've also encountered loved ones in spirit who haven't made peace with their human life.
These issues are often associated with strong emotions such as grief, guilt, anger, shame and sadness. I have come to understand these emotions well. Being human is endlessly challenging on our quest to know real Love. Our Earth life is a play. It's not our real home for we are spiritual beings first and foremost. To experience this game we temporarily forget our real nature and become immersed in this sensual world with our ego guiding us until we discover we are so much more. Eventually, and this can take lifetimes, we learn to rise above the ego and get it working for the Spirit. That is enlightenment. It takes great courage, practise and commitment to live from such an evolved state. I believe this is a state that humanity will fully embrace in the future. For this to come about we need a lot more Love for ourselves and one another. It is the most powerful and magical healer there is.
I've personally experienced numerous traumatic and challenging life experiences; in hindsight they've been important training for my role as a teacher and healer. They've enabled me to easily identify with a myriad of situations and the impact that such things have on one's body, mind and spirit.
I spent a few decades as a codependent marijuana addict who often drank too much. In fact, I had a list of addictions. There was work, thinking, sex, love, staying busy and overeating. I wasn't aware of how skilled I'd become at distracting myself from being present. Suppressing deeply buried emotions was an unconscious, full time and exhausting job.
Getting clean from drug use was a painful and lengthy process. Befriending myself and making peace with some unprocessed trauma took a whole lot longer. On the outside I looked successful. I had a career as a flight attendant which included a stint based in Italy. I was married to my partner of nine years and we shared our own home in the hills of Perth, Australia. I stayed in five star hotels, travelled the world, enjoyed first class trips and partied with the beautiful people.
In my late twenties I realised I wasn't as happy as I thought I was. As I began consciously exploring my inner world I was shocked to discover how psychologically unhealthy I actually was. My addictive self was avoiding pain that I had no idea how to experience without feeling consumed by it.
The ensuing healing and recovery journey was a classic peeling of layers process that still continues today. True healing will often take us into deep and painful places, dark places that have never seen light. I admire and understand the bravery this takes. There is immense healing power in bringing light to darkness. Ease, wellness, peace and relief are our rewards.
You have your own list of hurts. Mine included trauma, abuse, loss, separation and death. A partying and addictive lifestyle allowed me to avoid all of my unhealed wounds until many years later. You may also be familiar with the tumultuous waves of grief, the excruciating feeling of shame, wild anger and the deep sorrow that comes from trauma and loss. These experiences and feelings are part of the human deal. Challenges will continue to come. Whether we choose to be with them in fear or in love will dictate the ease of our transition to happiness and wellbeing.
I began exploring my inner world in my late twenties. Over the subsequent years I worked with many counsellors, therapists and healers as I unravelled what was beneath my earlier denial. When my dad suddenly died in my forties I was better prepared for being with emotions in a healthier way. This shocking experience triggered a new, even deeper, level of healing for me. One of the many gifts I have received since his departure were flashbacks of traumatic memories I hadn't consciously been aware of. Uncovering the associated deeply buried feelings such as shame, rage and anger was an intense and powerful healing experience that took a few years to process.
Exploring my repressed emotions and unconscious beliefs has been an entryway to my own healing and return to authenticity. Forgiveness of myself and others has been transformational. I now have loving compassion, rather than shame, for the wounded aspects of myself. I am far from enlightened in the guru kind of way, yet enlightened is what I feel compared to who I once thought I was.
Every time we release deep emotion as well as practise compassion and kindness towards ourselves, we become lighter. When we move away from fear and into Love we return to our true self. We can make peace with our past and be a shining light for others to do the same.
When we do authentic healing work we evolve. As we get to truly know and love ourselves we can heal our past. We can forgive ourselves and others. Denial, tension, blame, pain, judgement, addiction and anxieties begin to fade. We can become well physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Holistic wellness is ours when we are ready to be present with what is.
Time, courage and maturity have allowed me to release layers and layers of pain that I held within my system for a very long time, as well as support hundreds of others to do the same. We need a safe and supportive environment to do this. Sometimes we can do that for ourselves and other times we need the loving holding space that comes from a skilled and compassionate person.
Whether you're a healer, lightworker, change maker or a seeker consciously evolving, this book will support you to be in touch with your emotions and intuition as well as recall your own knowledge and gather some tools in order to prevent yourself from becoming unwell on any level of your being. It will also support you if you are currently on a healing journey.
I've included transformational healing techniques that are simple yet profound. I believe we know everything we need to know to heal ourselves. Sometimes we need wise support to be guided to our inner knowing. I intend for this book to be part of your wise support network.
Books have their own unique energy. This book carries a powerful healing vibration encoded in its pages. Keep it close. Breathe its energy. Let it weave its healing magic into your system.
I hope you are inspired to remember, to grow and to heal.
Every choice we make has the power to enhance or lower the energy field that surrounds us.
Every choice we make also affects the people we connect with.
Here's some wise words from Spirit I channelled whilst working on some writing about the throat chakra for a new book. This sensitive energy centre is where we experience choice.
"Each choice has a rippling effect into the surrounding energy field affecting many people.
Choices made with love and wisdom are choices that will enhance the world. Even minor choices such as what you will eat for breakfast have a large impact on the surrounding field. Did you choose intuitively and wisely or are you regretting what you ate? Does it make you feel unwell, dense or angry? Is that energy now permeating someone close to you? Are they now growling at someone else? Is someone sad because you are not so loving and open due to now feeling closed off from yourself? And on it goes.
Choose lovingly and wisely. All choices have the capacity to bring greater love and joy to the Earth. Your choices have power."
Choices made from fear compromise the energy at the throat chakra. This can result in issues such as neck, mouth, throat, jaw and teeth problems.
Here is a quote I love from teacher and author Caroline Myss:
“The notion of releasing our power of choice to a Divine force remains the greatest struggle for the individual seeking to become conscious.”
On a practical level this might look like:
All of these things require surrender, trust and real faith.
Involve your heart as well as your mind in your choices. Choose wisely, intuitively and thoughtfully.
wishing you mindful choices
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I wanted to share a page from Truth Spirit Love with you so you know a bit more about this essential healing guide --
How to Use This Book
This is an easy book for you to dip in and out of. It makes sense when read chronologically, yet the chapters stand alone too. Allow yourself to know what you need to read and when you need to read it.
If you are on a focussed healing journey of your own I suggest reading from the beginning. I have begun with what I believe are some must know things about healing.
We start with A Spiritual Overview on Life. I explain why we're here on the planet and how challenges are really lessons about Love.
In It's All About Energy I discuss the nature of being an energy being and why this knowledge is important to healing. My understanding that everything is energy colours they way I perceive life.
Healing Requires Self Responsibility helps you become aware that there is healing work that only you can do – it can't all be done for you.
Psychology and Spirituality is about how we can't isolate aspects of our holistic being on a healing journey.
In Dis-ease Begins with a Thought I share some fascinating science about thoughts affecting our wellbeing. All dis-ease starts with a fear-based thought.
Vibration Heals is important information. I share with you what affects our energy field adversely and positively. There's some research in this piece that you'll find helpful. When our energy field has a high vibration we feel greater harmony and wellbeing.
I then move into The 12 Steps for Real Healing. I share with you 12 points that I believe are vital to true healing. Understand these and you're on the way to great health on every level!
In The Gifts of Healing we look at the special high vibe benefits that arise from healing. The whole Earth's vibration raises as we do our healing work.
Following that, Come Back to Your Body is an exploration of the often neglected practice of being grounded. It's actually a vital component of healing. I talk about the importance of being connected to the physical body, what it means to be grounded, what stops us doing that and how we can become more body aware.
Releasing Emotion Can Heal Dis-ease is a discussion about the incredible value of allowing our emotions expression. Repressed emotions make us sick. This is another vital element to real healing.
Next we talk about healing particular emotions in Making Peace With Anger, Being with Sadness, Healing Grief and Loss, Understanding Anxiety, Rising Above Guilt and Being Kind to Shame. There are some processes to work with around healing all of these feelings. These topics may bring emotions to the surface for you. Be gentle with yourself and get support if it feels too much to be with on your own.
I've included some practical tools to assist you in How to be with Your Emotions.
We then move into The Healing Power of Forgiveness. I really want you to get this; it's a life-changing practice. We look at what it means, what happens when we don't do it and learn what's involved in real forgiveness. This practice alone can heal you. It's that powerful.
Listen to Your Intuition gives you some practical ways to connect with this innate sense that we all share. Intuition is an inner guide that often gets overlooked due to our habitual thinking. Trusting your knowing takes practise.
In Bring your Power Back you will learn about how we unconsciously give our power away for many reasons and how this impacts our health. I share with you a process I use often with people to recover their energy from others, one that will make you feel more yourself.
Communicate with Your Body is a tool you can use to access information about what's really going on with your pain or health issue. It's this exploration that actually showed me I needed to end my career as a flight attendant and embark on becoming a healer. Life-changing information is available when we listen to our body. I've included a guided process so you can tune in to your own body.
Care for Your Inner Child explains the nature of the wounded inner child and how to work with it as a way to heal yourself. I talk about how we often unconsciously regress when we are triggered and how to work with that. I also share a little about my own wounded inner child. These precious children within all of us need love, tenderness and understanding. There's a short process there too so you can connect with your own inner child.
In Past Life Regression I explain how we take unhealed emotions and thoughts with us when we die and how past life regression can help with that. I discuss the variety of lives we may have as well as the nature of soulmates. There's a piece on children and past lives and I also include a story about a fear of flying.
Remember Your Spirit is a reminder of the importance of faith and how to get reconnected to your spiritual self. It's super important on a healing journey.
Enjoy, reflect, tune in and hear your own wisdom as you read.
A question I've heard many times is -- why would I want to explore a past life when I have plenty to deal with in this lifetime? It's a query I totally respect. We do have plenty to deal with in this life. Our current-life history has plenty of trauma, hurt and betrayal that, at some point, we will need to process and accept with Love. That will take plenty of your time. It's certainly taken plenty of mine!
Sometimes the root of our present time issue will take us further back in time than this life. In these instances we may find ourselves in a 'past life' in order to resolve an issue. Fears, phobias, relationship issues, unhelpful beliefs and physical issues can all have roots in another time or reality.
I have been faciliating and teaching Past Life Regression for a few decades now. I have seen hundreds of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual issues resolve after doing this deep, transformational work. Here's a list of just some of them:
Fear of water, the dark, small spaces, flying, dogs, ants, success, noise, bright lights, heifghts, boats
We store hurts on every level in our bodies and psyches. I also do regressive work to when we were younger in this lifetime to make peace with past trauma that is holding us back somehow today. Regardless of how far back these issues go, we must make peace with them in order for a healing shift to occur. When we do this the big kind of healing happens.
When we have trouble breaking repetitive patterns or difficulty healing from our physical, emotional or mental issues after looking to our histories in this life, it can be very helpful to look further back in time. There is an origin to every 'issue.'
When we die we take our unhealed emotions and thoughts with us. If we are holding anger, guilt, resentment or fear we will be drawn to reincarnate with those same psychological issues until we have made peace with them.
Past life regression as a healing modality takes you into an altered state of consciousness so you can access memories from deep within. It allows you to access your subconscious mind where the memories of everything that has ever happened to you are stored. You will come to know the thoughts and feelings of a challenging nature that youtook with you as you died in another lifetime. You are then able to process them as well as energetically release them from your system -- permanently clearing karmic patterns. It is powerful, transformational work.
So whether it's this life or another I urge you to be brave and look to the root of any issue you're having trouble shifting so real peace can be yours. Trust your inner knowing to guide you to right support and right timing. When we accept and Love ALL of our past we are truely coming into Full Power.
wishing you peace with all of your past
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Here’s a sex reminder – it’s good for you.
I’m sure you have your own list of why that is – or even a list of why it isn’t, which I would totally empathise with – sex wasn’t always good for me either.
I’ll tell you why it wasn’t, then I’ll tell why it is.
I’ve had a colourful sex life that began way too young. I might share more about that another time – for the purpose of healing, as always. And in this case, I’m imagining, some bonus entertainment.
Sex wasn’t always good for me in the past for these reasons:
Now that I am decades older with years of therapeutic and self-healing under my belt (yep, extensive healing in those lower 3 chakras) as well as being in a long-term committed partnership I am pleased to say I have come a very long way from those days that began in my teens and waned through my thirties.
Here’s why sex (the conscious kind) is good for you:
I know in a busy life there doesn’t always seem to be the time for all sorts of things that are good for us. I think we must prioritise sex. It’s a human need that is good for us in so many wonderful ways. Go forth and have fun! Or lots of tears, or something else that feels just right in a sexual kind of way.
Ps. You don’t even need a partner to receive a lot of these benefits. Just be loving, kind and connected to yourself and stay with any psychological issues that come forward for healing (it’s common to have wounds around self-pleasure.)
Wishing you luscious love
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You know you’re a multidimensional being but I just wanted to bring it the foreground. What this means is that you have interconnected bodies that vibrate at different frequencies and coexist within your energy field or aura.
There is your physical self, which is obvious, although we are not as connected to this body as we like to think – a topic for another time. We also have an emotional body, a mental body and varying layers of spiritual bodies.
I have found it helpful to check in with all of these ‘bodies’ – to get a ‘Personal Weather Report’ as my yoga teacher calls it. It’s a simple and important practice that I personally find fascinating.
Our busy mind can have us detached from what is happening with our body, emotions and spirit. When we ignore these levels of our being we are ignoring our Self. It can also mean dis-ease is going unnoticed until it is loud.
See what you notice as you try this now –
Take your breath and awareness to your physical body.
Notice how your body is feeling.
Now take your breath and awareness to your emotional body.
How are you feeling emotionally?
This is a little more elusive yet with focus and practise you will get to know your emotions.
Now take your attention to the quality of your thinking – to your mental body.
You might also like to breathe your focus to your spiritual self. What do you notice on that more refined level?
You are checking in with your whole self, in this moment. When you are aware of this information you can make choices to accommodate what you have discovered, or to simply be aware of how you are, holistically, in this moment.
Maybe your body feels tired and needs rest, or maybe it feels out of alignment and needs some postural adjustments. It might feel vibrant and want movement.
Emotionally you might discover anger, peace, guilt or something else. You might choose to explore that more and care for yourself appropriately.
Mentally you may notice that you’re obsessing on one theme, lingering in the past or jumping to the future. It’s all helpful information to know yourself better and be accepting of who you are, right now.
Wishing you multidimensional wellness!
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As I wondered what I wanted to write about today I decided to listen rather than think. This is what came to me –
“The heart is the centre of our awareness when we come away from our brain.
Can you look at your world through the eyes of your heart?
Imagine you see yourself from this perspective.”
I do this now and I see myself holding mental tension. I wasn’t even aware I was doing that. How easy it is to not be in touch with the various levels of my being. As I hold this heart-focussed view, I feel myself soften. Images of my ‘concerns’ come to me, not with tension but with a loving, compassionate feel to them. What a profound and quick shift this is! Our heart awareness is gentle, kind, insightful and wise. What a lovely place to consider our life from.
Our brain is often full of ‘shoulds’. It can be righteous, pushy, rigid and tight. In ‘healthy mode’ our brain is focussed, organised and good with details. Our education system, generally speaking, has us focussed on using our brain not our heart. This means we are trained up well to see life from a more ‘mental’ perspective. With some mindful practise we can begin to see from the heart more often.
I’m been considering an ongoing problem I’ve been having from a place of analysing. As I shift my focus to my heart to view this issue, I feel the urge to surrender – to stop the striving for things to be different to how they are. A feeling of relief comes over me and my body softens.
I’ve noticed particular substances such as some carbohydrates, sugars and coffee (even the de-caf I sometimes have has a tiny bit of caffeine in it) can make it harder of me to access my heart. Their effect can keep me in a forward-moving, externally-focussed and cerebral kind of place.
The things that help me access my heart intelligence are yoga, meditation, journaling and Tarot (images and symbols are great for taking us away from our busy mind)
What kind of foods or practises help you access your heart intelligence?
What do you notice when you see your life through the eyes of your heart?
Wishing you heart-focussed attention
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Knowing what we are feeling has the power to change our lives in wonderful ways. When we can stay present with an emotion by breathing into it a number of things can occur:
1. It has an opportunity to move. Emotion is energy that is too often trapped in our bodies because of our lack of experience in knowing and trusting that expressing emotion in a safe way is healing. When it is stuck in our body it creates density where life-force energy doesn’t flow. Over time this creates minor and major physical issues within our body. It can also bring about depression (an over-thinking dis-ease) blame, being addictive, judging others, self-harm and anxiety.
2. We may get images or impressions of a past event where that emotion originated. This shows us what we have not yet made peace with. I see this as precious information that allows us to know more about ourselves, as well as human nature. It can be an in road into a healing journey.
3. The emotion we are feeling may dissolve as it moves, allowing us to access a ‘hidden’ emotion – that which is underneath the surface feeling. For instance – I know that when I sit with my anger it can quickly shift as I access the more vulnerable feeling of sadness.
4. The emotion will often dissolve completely as we stay with it.
5. We connect with our authentic self.
It sounds simple to stay still and breathe into an emotion yet it’s not what the majority of people are doing. It’s much more common to stay with our thoughts rather than feel our feelings. Generally speaking, this is what we were taught to do. Our intellect was praised and our emotions were frowned upon. When I ask someone how they’re feeling I usually hear what they’re thinking – even with supposed self-aware people. I too can struggle to know what I’m feeling.
Even without taking the time to be present and breathe into our emotions we can be with simply knowing what we feel. This, in itself, can often settle us down into our body – away from our busy mind. From a place of knowing what we are feeling we can then make choices about how we care for ourselves. When we access our internal mother, we are practising self-love – a highly healing act.
Take the time to stop thinking so much and breathe into where you notice uncomfortable feelings – they are often your emotions wanting to be released. See if you cane name them. Be present and notice what happens.
Wishing you emotional intelligence.
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Been triggered lately? It’s a word that I’m hearing often – it’s being used to mean bothered, yet what it really means, in the psychological sense, is to have old traumas activated. It's happening to us all. I had a triggering experience that knocked me around for the best part of 2 days just recently. It's a very old sticky wound that has some deeply embedded fear attached to it. It requires a lot of presence as well as some gentle loving behaviour towards myself.
We usually believe being ‘stirred up’ is all about what’s happening in front of us. We don’t know that we’re overreacting (a classic sign of an old wound being touched). We might be left feeling anxious, upset, angry, guilty or shamed. Our thoughts might become judgmental and blamey – about the other or about ourselves.
If we’re brave enough to bring our attention back to our body and stay with what we are feeling we can notice what is below feelings like anger or anxiety. It is likely there is some deep sadness below the surface. This is old emotion that hasn’t been felt – trapped emotional energy that wants to release. If you allow yourself to feel it without judging yourself or someone else, you will be able to let go of heavy energy in your body – energy that may have been manifesting as long term, chronic pain. This is the benefit of being triggered. You have met a soulmate – someone who you have a spiritual contract with in order to help you grow and heal. You can thank them later for showing you more about yourself.
If you’re not aware of needing to be mindful (acting on an old default setting) being triggered can mean these sort of things happen:
If you are being conscious this is what could happen:
Reparenting ourselves means we need better boundaries and a good connection to what we need at a given time.
I wish you conscious awareness and self-compassion when you are triggered.
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I was tuning in to Spirit this morning and these words came through that you might find helpful.
“Here is a reminder to awaken your soul:
You have chosen this game of being human for a number of reasons. Your soul knows there is much learning that can take place in a human body. You may have enjoyed lives on Earth before and know the benefits to be had or maybe you have karma to attend to. If you’re a Lightworker you’ve been drawn to support the planet to evolve in some way.
In all cases it’s easy to pretend you are stuck, caught in unhealthy habits or lost in your mind of concerns. They are all facades. Your soul voice whispers truths to you that you ignore. Trusting such guidance alerts the ego’s fear voice. It is a loud familiar voice that you’ve been conditioned to listen to. When you allow fear to rule your life you will stay stuck, unhealthy and unhappy. That is not what your soul desires.
Your fears and doubts seem real yet they’re only an illusion. When you learn this, you will be a witness to your lower self rather than being ruled by it. This trick of being separate from Spirit has allowed you to indulge in the game of life without too much concern for a larger spiritual reality. Those days are dissolving as humanity collectively reconnects to their core being. Your inner soul voice knows this truth.
When you suffer from dis-ease of the body or mind your highest calling is to listen to your soul voice. This guidance that comes from your true being will guide you to healing. Whether it be new self-practice, supportive healers or changes only you can make the path forward is known to you. Your job is be still and listen. Don’t let your fears be the guidance you act on.
Prioritise time every day to remember your soul. When the mind is busy your inner guidance can be hard to grasp. Practise witnessing the fear voice. Align with the highest aspect of who you really are. That is where you will find the way forward from all dis-ease.”
Wishing you truth.
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You will be guided to explore and remember as well as understand the connection to your current life and it's karmic connections.
Most importantly we will clear the energy of that time so the same emotions and thought patterns are not adversely affecting you today.
This is a life changing experience.
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