All posts tagged: heart centred living

The Nature of Self-Belief

The Oxford English dictionary defines “belief or believing” as: “Acceptance/accepting that (something) is true, especially without proof. ” It’s this last bit that we find the most fascinating because it explicitly says that *proof* on which so much of our society and lives is structured ISN’T part of the deal. All that is actually required is a sense of TRUST that something is true. So many people refuse to believe in anything or anyone without proof, perhaps at times that is prudent, but it also keeps what is legitimately allowed in the realms of what is considered real/true limited because lets face it, as human beings our understanding is limited; we don’t even fully comprehend how our own brains or our own consciousness works! What we’re really getting at is that perhaps proof is over-rated and maybe TRUST is what we might do better to focus on. In our own experience, trust comes from a deep sense of being connected to our inner world and essence, because this cultivates a deep knowingness which, although intangible …

Understanding is Power

Sometimes, the world revealed to us through the filter of main stream media can appear to be filled with nothing but tragedy, pain and heartache. Under persistent bombardment of these vibrations it can be easy to ask yourself “what’s the point?….what’s the point of even trying to change things when all the odds seem so hugely stacked against us?“. If you’ve felt or are feeling this way then you’re not alone and moments of despair and hopelessness are very much a part of the human condition, BUT if you find yourself feeling this way, it’s worth considering this: what is reported on main stream media is not a true reflection of all that is happening in our world.  Knowledge is power and understanding how dramatic (particularly negative) events wield the power to ensnare our brains is something that we personally feel we should all be aware of. There’s a reason that tragedy and negative news sells papers, because to a large extent evolution has wired our brains to pay more attention to dramatic, often negative news than the alternative …

Soul food with Adele from Vegiehead 

Anna: I woke up this morning and made homemade muesli for myself and what’s more, I thoroughly enjoyed the process! Anyone that knows me knows that isn’t something I’d normally do and yet here I found myself making this nutritious food for myself and it put a spring in my step, so what has happened!?!? LJ: Earlier this week, as a birthday gift to myself, we had an amazing three hours with the gorgeous soul that is Vegiehead Adele. Not only is Adele an accomplished cook, teacher and business woman but she’s also incredibly intuitive, warm, humble and inspiring. For us, the ‘kitchen and pantry overhaul‘ experience was not only about learning to cook nutritious plant based meals but a much deeper internal shift. The process: Adele literally just opened the pantry, asked us what we usually eat or if there was anything that we hadn’t used or knew what to do with (hello cans of organic Adzuki beans sitting there forever and random bag of dry cannellini beans) and showed us step by step how to whip …

Reflecting on my Year of 35

Yesterday I turned 36! We refer to birthdays as ‘Upgrades’ in our house (my awesome brother in law Menno’s idea) so it’s my 3.6 upgrade and I really love how that feels and sounds! My year of 35 has been full of growth, change and lessons in letting go of old beliefs I had about myself, my life and my relationships and in turn embracing a new way of life and being blessed with new friendships and connections with like minded souls. 2016 was our first full year of living at our new property ‘Mayberry‘ in the Macedon Ranges, which we are setting up as a permaculture/eco property. So, much of the past year has been about reconnecting to Mother Nature and I realise now that it is perhaps the first time I have properly felt connected to her.   My word for 2016 was ‘Shine’ and to embrace that vibration I made the decision last year to finally stop hiding and dulling my light in order to remain invisible. It was time for me to …

Creator Beings

  Definition – “Human being: A man, woman, or child of the species Homo sapiens, distinguished from other animals by superior mental development, power of articulate speech, and upright stance.” We’ve always found this definition so very narrow, we believe that we are SO much more than this. We (all of us), as beings, are vast beyond measure; intimately connected through our consciousness (which we feel resides in the heart space) to the all that is. We are in fact Creator beings. In his book “Permanent Peace” Robert M. Oates discusses the Vedic (the Vedas, the oldest scriptures of Hinduism) understanding of consciousness which really resonates with us as a fundamental truth which science is just starting to understand: “There exists one basic field of existence — not many different fields of nature but one unified field that is infinite, timeless, and transcendental — a field which underlies and supports all other fields, all the mechanics of nature’s functioning. As the same ocean gives rise to all waves, so the same unbounded, omnipresent field is said to give rise to all the laws of …