Thursday, August 20, 2009

Entertain Us

Jett and I were sitting in a café.

‘Oh look,’ I said, ‘a man out on his balcony.’ I pointed up at the man. The man was only in his singlet. His hair was greased back. I noticed that he was exceptionally skinny.

Jett said ‘He’s only in his singlet.’

Then I started to notice that the curtains were partially closed behind him and he was holding something in his hand. He looked back inside the dark apartment, called to someone and then he started to flick at something that I realised was a needle.


Now, I felt a rush of horror, but again, I thought, well, the addiction to drugs, is addiction to sensation. I was drinking a coffee. As we left the café, I saw cigarette butts crushed on the pavement. We walked past cola machines and cigarette machines and some women walked past with shopping bags, then we passed a group of teenagers decked out like pop stars - and we are all following sensation. Different levels. Different needs. But the same need. More excitement. More stimulation. More entertainment.

When I hear this same tune in my head, I hear Nirvana. Every time.

I feel stupid and contagious.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Kindness, no strings attached

I’m so tired of one hand giving while the other hand holds a list of clauses that go with it.

Somebody offered me something. Then, when things didn’t go as they wanted, they took it away.

I felt a sudden horror of dishonour. But, then I searched my own nature, and I’m sure I’ve done it too.

Given something, even a smile, and expected one in return.

How often do we really give? Honestly give. Give with out no thought of what someone is going to do with that gift. No thought of return. No thought of consequences. A true gift of love. How often do we give without a silent but heavy back pack full of ‘buts’?

So, instead of laying in bed and thinking negative thoughts, I will slowly turn myself into the person I wish other people were. I invite you to come with me. One day at a time – to give with true kindness, no strings attached.

(and honestly - I don't mind if you don't do it! You're off the hook for this one.)

Monday, August 10, 2009

Fear of Consciousness

Fear of Consciousness

What are we so afraid of?

Afraid that what we say matters more than we think.

Afraid that we will have to be responsible for what we do to others.

Afraid that every breath counts.

Afraid to be One with the moment.

Afraid of what that means.

Afraid of the self and giving up its petty ways.

Afraid of the Self and putting discipline into the back pack.

Afraid of being conscious.

Afraid that the past was purely fear.

Afraid to face ourselves.

Afraid to turn to face the truth.

Afraid of caring – that much.


What are you afraid of?

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Wage Peace

Wage Peace
by Judyth Hill, September 11, 2001

Wage Peace with your breath.

Breathe in firemen and rubble

Breathe out whole buildings and flocks of red-wing blackbirds.

Breathe in terrorists

Breathe out sleeping children and fresh mown fields.

Breathe in confusion and breathe out maple trees.

Breathe in the fallen and breathe out life long relationships intact.

Wage peace with our listening: hearing sirens, pray loud.

Remember your tools: flower seeds, clothing pins, clean rivers.

Make soup.

Play music; learn the word "thank you" in 3 languages.

Learn to knit: make a hat.

Think of chaos as dancing raspberries.

Imagine grief as the outbreak of beauty or gesture of fish.

Swim for the other side.

Wage peace.

Never has the word seemed so fresh and precious.

Have a cup of tea and rejoice.

Act as if armistice has already arrived.

Celebrate today.

(Thanks for posting this OS - its just what I need)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Catchin' the Vibe

I do online energy readings.

I know, sounds crazy – don’t think I don’t know it, but the internet is full of crazies like me.

So, what is it? Honestly, I don’t know really. It started like this –

In 1996, I started to do qigong healing, and I added crystals to the mix. Qigong healing is like reiki, or laying on of hands – but its called qigong. There are schools that teach remote qigong healing. That is, to ‘heal’ or send positive energy towards someone who is not in the same room. Please don’t ask me the theory behind it. Its only theory, and as Ms Myss says, sometimes we have to go beyond reason for these things.

One day, a girl said to me ‘I have a stomach ache, while I do the abdominal breathing today.’ I asked her to lay down on the floor and I passed my hands through her energy body and suddenly information was in my head.

‘You’ve got your period.’ She said that was true. Then I told her the ‘rules’ for menstruation and qigong.

How did I know? I don’t know. The information was just ‘there’, very clear.

‘Incidents’ of reading people while doing healing sessions and with my students increased and then I accepted it without trying to enhance the information or skills. Most time I don’t tell people what I see, I just talk ‘around’ the topic. People don’t believe in these things, so not only do I have to deal with ill health, but also a belief system. Its difficult.

In 2007 things picked up again. I went through an internal growth spurt and started picking up strong vibrations from ‘place’ as well as people. It feels like there is information of the history in each place I go to. Some places have more energy information – or its easier for me to pick it up, than others. I don’t know why- again, there is a lot of theory, depending on who/what you believe in.

Last year all of my chakras started to work. Before that, I was only in connection with the top five. Since then, my ability to pick up ‘energy’ has increased to a point when you start to question ‘why’ do I know this? What’s the purpose? What can it do for me or anyone? Also, it just makes me look more crazy to everyone else.

Funny thing is, since we’ve all been able to connect on the internet, I don’t seem so crazy anymore. There are lots of people who can do this, who have developed skills and feel uncomfortable with them, and its creating a lot of increased confusion for many of us.

Last year I started consciously practicing reading people’s energy system. Only people who ask me to. Or my students, who are under my care in a way. Sometimes it happens anyway.

One time in January 2009 a man walked into a restaurant. Suddenly I started getting visions of him in pain and I turned my head away. I heard a voice in my head saying ‘you’ll regret that’. I said ‘what am I suppose to do then?’ and, without a doubt, it was ‘tell him.’

Do you know how crazy it feels? Can you imagine? I sit there, and strange visions and vibrations enter my body – then, a voice says, tell that man what you saw. I mean, its one thing to feel crazy in the self – but its quite another to have to tell someone else that you are crazy because you can see that he may suffer a heart attack tomorrow if he exerts himself.

What do you do? You have to make a choice. Be sane to humans, or follow the inner calling. What is the inner calling? I tell you what – if there is God – then to me, it sounds and feels the closest I have ever been to it. So – it comes down to humans or God. What are you going to choose?

I write my message down on a paper. I feel my face burning and I feel totally humiliated and I hand them the message with apologies for every social rule I am breaching.

Do you know what? The couple came over to my table (we were in a restaurant), and thanked me. I didn’t suffer anything except what was in my mind.

Something is happening here in on this planet. I don’t know what or why. Really. I don’t have a direct telephone to the head office. Again, there are a lot of theories. But I’ve given them up. I just do what I have to do. And that is, tune my chakra system. Make sure its clean. The cleaner I am, the more I feel the flow of energy through my system and the more I can see and help others.

So, if you think I’m crazy, but would like to try – send me an e mail, tell me what’s going on – and if you want me to, this is absolutely voluntary – I’ll check in with you.

What happens to you when I do this? As far as I’ve heard from others – nothing.

What do I do? I relax, concentrate on you, and then I usually start to feel how your body feels in an energetic way.

Do I hear your thoughts? No. Not like that. What I pick up is your energy. Where it flows and where it stops. I don’t know your secrets or thoughts.

Why get a reading? Sometimes we feel like we don’t know what is going on in our life. A reading from a person who doesn’t know you intimately, can help give you structure, or something to help focus on to move forward.

How do I know it works? I have a link to the online readings. If you want it, I will send it to you so you can see what the other people said.


I wrote this today because a friend of mine has been talking about some of their problems, and I felt, strongly, the urge to ‘enter’ her system and see what the blockages were. But I think this is very personal. Its not for everyone. And I don’t like to do this to people if they don’t ask me. It doesn’t feel kosher. If it sounds interesting – send me an e mail.

How much does it cost? Nothing – its free as long as I have the time.

Who is it for? For anyone who thinks they need some direction. Honestly, I don't ask other people to read my energy for me. I don't consciously allow any one else into my energy field. I am very particular who massage's me or who touches me. I think its important, for me. You have to decide for yourself.

Anyway -


Monday, August 3, 2009


Advice on Listening
  • Act as if the speaker is the only person in the room. (even in a room full of people)
  • Allow listening to be YOUR only action. No multi-tasking while listening.
  • Watch the speakers eyes and face; you will be able to tell what the speaker thinks is most important through her expression.
  • Listen without anticipation. Allow the speaker to state her thoughts, not what you think her thoughts are going to be.
  • Allow the speaker to finish before responding.
  • Listen without anticipating what your response to going to be. If you politely listen to someone, they will allow for a pause while you collect your thoughts.

Living Yoga Off the Mat

We're constantly looking for ways to live our theory. Take a look at this note written by Karen Maesen. She was definately inspired when she wrote it.

Thanks to Lisa for finding it and passing it on.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Energy Centres in the Body

Hello Everyone,

I've recently been writing about the chakras in the human body. Kind of filing information for myself and you.

If you'd like to learn a bit more about them, take a look here -

Chakra Basics - beginners questions answered.

Root Chakra - about grounding, your tribe and belonging.

Sacral Chakra - about creativity, sexuality.

Solar Plexus Chakra - about feelings of self esteem and control.

Heart Chakra - about love and forgiveness.

Throat Chakra - about communication and will power.

Brow Chakra - mental abilities and vision.

Chakra Reading List - want something more to read?

Words of Wisdom

This is a lovely website, containing information about one woman's search for her take on spirituality. Take a peek. It has some great information.