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For the entire four weeks that followed Inanna wasn’t left alone once. Either her mother or one of her sisters was with her at all times. They were so fearful she would run away or do something even worse. She was nill by mouth now and looked worse than ever. Her mother wondered how she even had the strength to stand. The days were somehow racing by and Inanna spent all of them looking out the window at the little stone hut. She could not believe how her life could change so dramatically: in love one minute, desperate and alone...
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SoulSutras 93
"You and Me Babe, How About It? cont......." Making love is not only about procreating and having orgasms, although that is a positive side effect. It is a sacred act, one capable of showing you who you really are – taking you back to wholeness, merging your physical and spiritual natures as one. It is a sacred act, capable of profound healing. It is a sacred act, capable of great transformation. The ancient High-Priestess would use this knowledge of this sacred act to heal and uplift. To transmute and transcend. They were respected as the great healers. They knew how...
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SoulSutras 92
“You and Me Babe, How about It?........” Last weeks blog on ‘Forgiveness’ was inspired by Mary Magdalene and this weeks blog on divine sexual energy is similarly inspired. When I first started meditating I used to see the double helix, through my third eye – electric blue and shimmering, pulsing through my source connection channel – I had no idea what it was. One thing I have learned on this journey is to try not to understand but trust that the answer will come. Sometimes it comes in a light bulb moment, an epiphany. Sometimes your guides and angels will...
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SoulSutras 91
"Forgiveness cont........" Sometimes it takes time to truly learn the art of forgiveness. If you are hurting so badly and have so much anger inside that it feels like forgiveness is impossible, maybe this is your chance. Forgiveness is a choice and it’s a wise one because what it will do is free you – clear your precious energy. The Alchemist is about turning lead into gold: We as spiritual beings have the opportunity and the power to do the same. We have the power inside us to transmute that negative energy into positive energy through forgiveness. If you hold...
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SoulSutras 90
"Forgiveness......"   “How does it feel to carry that anger in your heart? Does it lessen as the days go by?” Mary Magdalene, the movie.   This week’s blog has been inspired by the movie, Mary Magdalene – which I watched both last night and the night before. I’ve never really understood the importance of forgiveness but the enormity of it really hit me last night. I’m all about inner peace. TempleSoul is all about finding your own inner peace, your own TempleSoul. If we raise the resonance of each individual, we raise the resonance of the entire planet.  ...
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SoulSutras 89
Authenticity cont..... You are living your authentic truth when you are happy, when things flow effortlessly towards you, doors mysteriously open, the path ahead is well lit and you can see it clearly. You are living your authentic truth when you jump out of bed each morning and feel grateful to be alive, eager to see what the day brings. You are in flow, you are aligned with your truth and you are being authentic. To live your authentic truth sometimes takes great courage but I can guarantee you when you are in line with your soul truth and you...
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SoulSutras 88
Authenticity The reason I meditate is to still the mind, to create space within and to tune in to my authentic heart – my soul song. I still the mind so I can listen to my heart. I listen to my heart because then I can hear the whispers of my soul – my spirit – my authentic self. I create space and by this I mean I clear my ‘energetic’ space to allow for the new to enter. I do this through my healing – giving myself regular sessions to clear the energy – this is what energy healing...
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SoulSutras 87
Perfect - real and illusion, cont....... How are you going?? Are things feeling more peaceful??? When you detach and learn not to expect something to be a certain way, let things happen as they should without force and control – perfectly – then you’re life and the way you move through it will begin to flow so much more smoothly. Peace comes from inside – no matter what’s going on outside. Peace comes when we are able to just accept things for what they are, and not have to react aggressively or angrily. Peace comes when we are able to detach ourselves...
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SoulSutras 86
Perfect - Real or Illusion? Perfect - real andillusion. On the one hand, perfect conjures up a kind of feeling that everything has to be ‘right’ and ‘just’ or a ‘certain way’ for us to be happy and joyful. But perfection can make you feel undervalued, unloved and not enough. Striving to be perfect in everything you do is exhausting and a very stressful way to live indeed. On the other hand – knowing you areperfect – just as you are – whole and complete can help you live a stress free life. At the core of your being, in the centre...
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SoulSutras 85
How Do You Handle Stress cont......... Faith & Trust. Now, before you get hysterical like I use to and stop reading, let me explain further. When I started meditating I use to get this guidance over and over again. I was angry because I didn’t really understand what it meant. But now I do. I have been through some incredibly challenging times over the past 7 years, but I’m not alone. We all face hardship on our journey through life – I am certainly not the only one, and hardship brings with it stress. Stress is a bi-product of your...
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SoulSutras 84
How Do You Handle Stress? I was sitting in my office the other day, Finders Keepers on Riversdale Road, and looked up and noticed a woman on the far side of the café. She looked familiar. So familiar. You know you know them but you can't quite place them. It has been ten years since I’ve lived in Melbourne so I had to dig quite deep. Was it school, kindy, yoga???? And then it hit me, she was my old neighbor, at least I was pretty sure. I finished my coffee and my blog and grappled with whether I would...
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SoulSutras 83
TempleSoul.......cont So we have established we are an energetic being, and we are part of one eternal energetic field that vibrates at the highest frequency – love. How beautiful. You are love, at your core and it is from this we come and to this we return. Our universe is made up of realms and dimensions and they all vibrate at different frequencies. I like to think of our Universe as a 12 story building and as we go from the first floor to the twelfth we resonate at higher and higher frequencies, the twelfth being pure love. So by...
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SoulSutras 82
TempleSoul "My TempleSoul - Your TempleSoul Is the place inside It’s where there’s no need to run Where there’s no need to hide It’s where Golden Light streams from deep in your heart, It’s where calmness descends and self-love starts. It’s where freedom and joy Dance together as one It’s where spirit and soul Bathe in the sun It’s where you love all around you And speak as you should It’s where you live in spirit It’s your soul neighbourhood Your TempleSoul - is where your true voice sings So listen to that voice And feel the joy that it...
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SoulSutras 81
"An Alternative View......" I threw myself into my energy healing course with great vigour – with passion and with purpose. Those who know me well will attest I do that with everything I love and this was no exception. This energy healing thing, really resonated with me. I went from enroling in the course in January 2016 to opening TempleSoul – the physical space in Singapore in May of that same year. I opened my own space as I wanted it to reflect my energy, my style, my uniqueness – this was very important to me. The same goes for...
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SoulSutras 80
"Be The Teacher You Wished You Had......." Last night as I drifted off to sleep I was thinking of the best way to teach you. My latest book, TempleSoul – A Sanctuary Within, was written with the soul purpose of helping you navigate your way through life more peacefully, mindfully and joyfully. This is why we’re here – having this physical experience so we can raise our vibration, so that not only we as individuals feel more peaceful but we as a collective feel more peaceful. I want to teach you how to become your own TempleSoul. When I attended...
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SoulSutras 79
"Should I Stay Or Should I Go..............." We all have choices in life. It’s one of the great things about being human. But when you’re in a marriage with children involved you usually make choices with everyone’s best interests at heart, rarely are they based solely on yourneeds and yourneeds alone. But this last year and the challenges it brought with it pushed me to actually stand in my power and affirm what is was that  Ineeded. It’s not selfish to have your needs met – it is a necessity. If we deny ourselves what we really desire in life, based on the happiness of...
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SoulSutras 78
"Attached to nothing, connected to everything........" This year as the clock ticked over to the new year, a personal number eight year for me, I have never felt so relaxed, so at peace and so content. This year as the clock ticked over I didn’t feel the need to madly make new years resolutions, be thinner, be happier, be fitter, create this, create that, go here, go there. No. I think for the first time in my life I was completely happy with myself, happy just to be, knowing all was perfectly in its place and I was exactly where...
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SoulSutras 77
"I Can Breathe............Now" A warm welcome back to TempleSoul and a Happy New Year to you all. I have taken some time off to be by myself over the last couple of months. I moved…..again, which is not unusual for this gypsy soul but this move is going to be for the next four years at the very least! (I say that now with firm conviction, but realize that’s not how it always works) I have been with my current partner for the last thirty years and at 47 that is most of my life. Time alone hasn’t served much...
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SoulSutras 76
"Let's Talk About Sex Baby................" And for my final post for this year why don't we finish on a high note. A beautiful orgasmic ride back to our suppressed sexual energy. In the very early hours of the 22nd of September, as dawn was breaking,  I could hear Jules channeling - this is a very regular occurrence now and usually happens after I have done a massive meditation, asked for guidance or have done some healing work. Aah, we are blessed to be experiencing this human life and we are blessed to be on a journey through it with the...
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SoulSutras 75
"It is safe for me to be a strong, sexy and powerful woman" Martin had also said that my upper chakras were open and all good but from the solar plexus down were somewhat blocked. This makes sense. The Root chakra represents safety. The Sacral chakra represents sexuality. The Solar Plexus represents power. "It is safe for me to be a strong, sexy and powerful woman" The following session was amazing and not only did I eventually manage to find my voice but I asserted myself and made a declaration to stand firmly in my divine feminine power and make...
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SoulSutras 74
"Harnessing the Power Of Your Sexual Energy.........." Is this why I was rejecting Jules all of a sudden? Was the fear so strong, so old, so intense that I would rather run away than face it? Thankfully in all our years of marriage sex has never been an issue and Jules is the most open, sensual lover and he creates a safe space for me to explore and play in that realm in any way I choose. He is totally open to anything I want to try and I realise now why we are together and why our union and...
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SoulSutras 73
"Sexual Energy.............." "Your challenge is to allow the full expression of your sexuality in all its beauty and power. Are you really scared of letting go of your wildness? Scared of being overwhelmed or overwhelming? It's all about staying connected and in touch with feeling. For the true expression of sexuality demands that the feelings of the heart are connected to the body. You need to take a leap of faith and recognise that in staying connected with your body and your heart, everything else will follow. Start again. Behave as if you have never made love before and are...
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SoulSutras 72
"Fear, There and Everywhere..........." After that first session and before my second, which I had booked the following Monday I went over some of my various readings and healings, even my earliest meditations I had transcribed and they all mentioned the fear. This is the thing with shadow work. We're not always aware of what's lurking beneath because we have hidden it away in the shadows for so long. Equally important though was what was this fear stemming from? When you do energy work and bring in the energy from Source it makes its way through the crown and down...
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SoulSutras 71
"Facing The Fear......" It was cold down at Bondi - a fierce wind was blowing up from the sea and it baffled me how those desperate surfers could be out there in such conditions. I heard my name from behind and turned around to see a very gentle, smiling man - I immediately felt at peace. We walked over to the soundproof music rooms. "Oh God" I thought - "more screaming!" We had a chat, one that would see me talking incessantly, skirting around the issue, not wanting to go there - open up Pandoras box.....again. Eventually I stopped talking...
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SoulSutras 70
"Lemon Breakdown........." The next few weeks were very difficult. I was not myself. Reclusive and emotional I spent my days on the couch in quiet introspection. I picked up another book, "Am I Going Mad" by Marlyse Carroll which I actually bought for my son but which I found extremely beneficial. In it the author mentioned Breath Work and that triggered a memory. Years ago a psychic had said for me to do breath work, not meditation, breath work. So I picked up my phone and goggled Breath Work Sydney. I'll be honest so much had transpired since I started...
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SoulSutras 69
"An Uncomfortable Ride........." You are probably wondering why one would put themselves through this. But that's why we're here. That's why we have chosen to have a physical experience. To learn and to hopefully grow. To learn to grow from our experiences and flow with life more peacefully and gracefully knowing that all we experience is for our learning and growth. Since I started my journey all those years ago I knew the kundalini would play a starring role. When you become aware of what is happening you can work with the energy and at your pace - although the...
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SoulSutras 68
"You Are So Much More Than You Think You Are......" It was really interesting because this session picked up from where it left off. This time I was with four other beautiful women - one French, one South African, one Argentinian, one German and the token Aussie - me! There was still wild, uncontrollable movement in the hips and there was still sadness in that 'spot'. We worked on this a little more and it subsided. This session there was no screaming though - just tears - some more gentle releasing and clearing. The second session was interesting in that...
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SoulSutras 67
"Goddess, Warrior, Earth......" At the next acupuncture session I told Trudy what happened. Was I allergic to something in the herbal capsule??? We did some muscle testing on this which did bring up a few things but we concluded that actually the acupuncture coupled with the wildness of Katrin's energy sessions had stirred up my energy perhaps a little too much. I admit I smiled briefly when she said to perhaps lay off the kundalini for a while and let things settle. I smiled because I was booked in to do a full day Divine Goddess Kundalini Transmission the following...
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SoulSutras 66
"The Epic Purge......." I admit it. I thought I was going to die. I can be a bit dramatic but this was quite a harrowing experience. Now, I'm not saying everyone will experience this, it's just that I tend to throw myself at things whole-heartedly which can sometimes lead me asunder. It was horrendous. The entire contents of my physical body decided to empty. It was out of control and actually quite frightening. That coupled with the fact that actually no-one could hear me! How could they not???? I dragged myself into the shower and then out of the shower...
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SoulSutras 65
"Yin and Yang....." In addition to my kundalini sessions I was attending weekly acupuncture sessions to treat a mild prolapse. My practitioner knew what I was doing and Katrin, Trudy and I were all working together to try and strengthen this root/sacral area. I love acupuncture - it is so profoundly different to the whole WildFrau experience but so perfectly complimentary. For an hour I am in a pure state of relaxed bliss as she manipulates my energy trying to get the balance and harmony right within. She said my energy pools in the stomach area - we are trying...
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SoulSutras 64
"Clearing to Heal......." When the screaming subsided the tears flowed. Cleansing me - body, soul and spirit. And that was followed by very aggressive movements in the hips. I could not control them. It was almost as though they were releasing - releasing fear - releasing opposition - releasing stored up emotion and they were finding their balance again. These movements went on for a very long time and when the music stopped and Katrin brought us all back to the physical I was well and truly spent. Now that was an afternoon I won't forget in a hurry. I...
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SoulSutras 63
"The Divine Goddess Circle........" There were six goddesses all up. All spoke their truth as to why they were there and all spoke their intentions of what we wanted to release and what we were willing to integrate. I nearly died when Katrin said this session went for three hours!!!! That's a lot of kundalini energy. Oh dear. It was time to buckle up and get down to business. The session was divided up and Katrin would make her way around to each one of us. What I absolutely LOVE about her sessions is the soundtrack she chooses and the...
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SoulSutras 62
"A Blockage In The Pipe..........." And there it was again. The old throat chakra - stubborn and closed as always - afraid of being unblocked should I really step into speaking my truth. What was it that I didn't want myself to say? What part of me doesn't want to speak her truth? Katrin and I just looked at each other - a little bemused and perplexed. "I think you've got a blockage in your throat?" Very perceptive. " I think you just need to have a good scream - to really unblock it - get it out" I knew...
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SoulSutras 61
"The Kundalini Fire........" Well no matter how conscious you think you are, there can be unconscious patterns and beliefs, negative emotions still lurking about in the shadows and that is exactly what raising the kundalini is about. The kundalini fire burns away all these outdated patterns, learned behaviours, anger, pain and guilt so that all that remains is the light - pure and loving. It's not a gentle process by any means - at least that is my experience. No, it's like a freakin' roller-coaster - a really fast, horrendous one  - hard, fast, with twists and turns so intense...
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SoulSutras 60
"Darling it Hurts to See You Down Darlinghurst Tonight........." Before I begin with my story I shall share a bit of Katrin's. "KAP is a direct Kundalini transmission that activates the kundalini awakening process. Spontaneous movements can and do arise. Some consider it a cathartic experience or something that gives them deep insights or realisations. But these are just some of the side effects that can happen. A profound rewiring of the brain structure and central nervous system takes place with continued exposure. " What happens in a KAP session "You lie down on a yoga mat. Some music is...
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SoulSutras 59
"WildFrau............" It was Tuesday. Time for my Kundalini Activation!!!!! I was absolutely intrigued. I had viewed the video on the website and it looked pretty intense! As I've said my body does respond rapidly to energy transmissions and activations - what would happen this time???? It was time to find out. I arrived at the corner of Oxford and Crown a few minutes early, luckily because I had to visit the 7-11 and various other shops before I could find where I was meant to go. I walked through the rather drab foyer, up the rickety old lift and out...
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SoulSutras 58
"Love Is All We Have Left........." So exactly what does remain when all we hold true is lost? "One must lose everything it thinks it needs in order to gain everything the heart truly desires" This sentence meant so much to me as I realised what the hell was going on. It's non-attachment and letting go. It's releasing the ego and being in flow. There it is again, letting go. And just what does remain when one loses the ego, the attachment to things it thinks it needs? Love. And Love is all we have left. What remains is all...
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SoulSutras 57
"When All Is Lost We Find Out What Remains..........." I've been 'losing' things since my awakening began 5 years ago. (Possibly longer, it is just that I became aware of it 5 years ago) Reading this bought so much clarity, so much meaning and purpose to what was swirling around me. Singapore, TempleSoul, precious and adored friends, houses, jobs, financial security, a life I utterly adored and loved - everything felt like it was being taken away from me - the very foundation of who I thought I was, was being shaken to the core. I felt unsupported on so...
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SoulSutras 56
"One must lose everything it thinks it needs in order to gain everything the heart truly desires"   Womb Wisdom
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SoulSutras 55
"Womb Wisdom......" When my girlfriend came to look after our house and mad, crazy brown lab Coco I was showing her around when she suddenly pulled a book from my shelf - it was Womb Wisdom by Padma and Anaiya Aon Prakasha I had bought it off the internet months ago but just popped it on my shelf. She had pulled it for a reason. I had read some of it a while back and the bookmark was still sitting snuggly in between chapters 3 and 4, It kept following me around the house until finally I picked it up...
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SoulSutras 54
"Unleash the Wild Woman Within......." As always I heed the advice from the Universe. I immediately emailed Katrin to book an appointment and jumped on her website to see exactly what I should expect. She's pretty wild! Thankfully I like them wild. "In past centuries the Divine Feminine was repressed and had to learn to speak the language of the warrior. She had to learn to express her truth through the active and dominant masculine energy in order to be heard. She fought many fights and is claiming her spot in this patriarchal, masculine world. But times are changing fast...
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SoulSutras 53
"WildFrau....." As promised I went into meditation and started my pelvic floor exercises in sync with my breath. On the in breath I was to relax and on the out breath contract. I finished my 30 and then released the hold on my breath. That's when the first shift occurred. I had a magnificent throat opening - it was beautiful - expansive and freeing. I felt so much clearer, so much lighter and a beautiful sense of clarity and space around my throat and heart chakra and also my source connection channel - the channel that runs like a column...
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SoulSutras 52
"Shifts and Flow........" The session was amazing and exceeded my expectations. My practitioner started on my back - placing the needles all over the sacrum and across my lower back in line with my solar plexus - I hardly felt a thing as the needles went in. It's incredibly relaxing. She left the room as I lay gently drifting in and out of consciousness, some peaceful music aiding my blissful state. I'm not sure how long she left me for but it must have been a while as the entire session took an hour and a half. Once the back...
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SoulSutras 51
"Wild, Free and Independent....." They are in fact all associated with the root chakra. How very interesting. Lilith is red, fire, earth, heat, sexuality, fertility, passion, wild, free, independent, untamed.. She is passion, but most of all sexuality. She also stands for survival, individuality, courage and impulsiveness. Kali’s esoteric attributes are passion and physical and transformative energy. Be alert to those who undermine your self-confidence – Kali is here to hurl your life onto a new path that will ultimately prove to be more fulfilling than your current path. Oh dear! Time to strap myself in. And then there is Lola...
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SoulSutras 50
"Energy Healing............" I told my practitioner about our move back from Singapore, closing down TempleSoul, my husbands three job losses in four years - how we moved back for Jules work and now we were in Sydney and one year in he had no job at all. She explained that while giving birth and carrying and delivering four children definitely had impacted my prolapse its inability to heal was also because of how I was feeling - which was largely unsupported. I work in a spiritual way now - with energy because that is what we are made of. It...
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SoulSutras 49
"Chinese Medicine.........." After a little sleep-in and a late breakfast on Blues Point Road, it was off to my first acupuncture session. Might I just say, I cannot believe I have never had this before! I have been dealing with a mild prolapse since the birth of our youngest child 14 years ago and upon our return to Sydney I decided to do something about it. I researched specialists in Sydney whom were referred to me and briefly explored the option of surgery. I'm not a big one for surgery, especially not where my yoni is concerned. Imagine if something...
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SoulSutras 48
"The Darkness......" "Explore the darkness and the light it shines, The Fear in front and the joy behind.   For the dark we see and the shame it brings, To others is light or a heart that sings.   From darkness we run, from darkness we hide, Escaping to light, but the dark stays inside.   Without the dark, there is no light, Faith and trust gives the blind child sight.   There is no wrong, there is no right, There is no dark, there is no light.   Without the dark, there is no light, Faith and trust gives the...
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SoulSutras 47
"The Dark and the Light.............." "Your three most powerful allies and strongest supporters, Lola, Lilith and Kali are with you, pushing you forward - supporting you and holding you. The dark you are exploring and feeling now, creates the light of the future. You are surrounded and supported by strong, feisty, confident, sexy goddesses and this energy is tiring - but ready to be turned into positive, uplifting, self-confident strength. Your kundalini shakti energy is manifesting enormous abundance and swirling inside you - bursting to come up to the surface - but in remaining inside is making you tired and...
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SoulSutras 46
"Her Name Was Lola, She Was a Showgirl......." So the guidance was clear..... "It relates strongly and directly to my acceptance of my beautiful, sexy, powerful inner goddess. Kali, Lilith and Lola are swirling and swirling within you. The energy they are creating is tiring and bringing up feelings of doubt but they are - in their own nature feelings that should be - and can be transferred in to feelings of ecstasy, joy and self-love. Feelings of sexiness, confidence, ecstasy, sensuality and eroticism." Well now you've got my attention. In various other blog posts I have spoken about Kali,...
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SoulSutras 45
"Shiva and Shakti.........." I've spoken about the kundalini energy before and how it is not to be taken lightly. Your body has to be strong and ready to hold this incredibly powerful energy. Your chakras have to be clear, clean and balanced, your source connection channel strong - there is a lot of work that needs to be done not only on a physical but spiritual level aswell. I've been doing a lot of healing over the past two and a half years, preparing my vessel for ascension, but there's still a little way to go but by coming aware...
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SoulSutras 44
"Kundalini Transmutation........." The guidance was clear, very clear. It is amazing how your life can transform when you become conscious of who you are and what you are made of. A whole new world comes into view when the veil of illusion is lifted. We know this power, this kundalini Shakti energy was activated in me back in 2013. There are two powerful energies that lay within us, the Hindu's refer to them as Shiva and Shakti they are the Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine energy. "Shiva symbolises consciousness, the masculine principle. Shakti symbolises the feminine principle, the activating power...
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SoulSutras 43
"Ask And Ye Shall Receive......." After the beach I went home and passed out this time on the couch in the winter sunshine. I couldn't quite believe I had to go out but I pulled myself together and found the strength - after all I could make a few more friends!! I was home by 11.30pm after a really lovely night. I had a quick chat with Jules and promptly fell asleep. Julius all of a sudden woke up startled and said, "Did you mention darkness today?" and then got up out of bed. I knew to expect several A4...
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SoulSutras 42
"Drifting Further Away............" So that very night, after I had popped up the boundaries of protection, X came to me, as he often does, in a dream. See how it all links up??? Everything and everyone is connected. He comes to me spiritually with messages of encouragement, support or with guidance of what I need to learn and he always comes in the middle of a big shift. So he came and hugged me so proudly. This is different to what usually occurs, which is that I am feeling self-conscious, or I am doubting myself and my ability. Could it...
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SoulSutras 41
"Get Out Of Your Own Way......." See this is what I love. When you 'wake up' and become mindful and aware - you work with the universe - you learn to co-create and to see the bigger picture. You can , "Get Out Of Your Own Way" and observe the chaos and learn from it, learn to turn the whirlpool into a river.... let it go to flow. This was the perfect guidance, as per usual. It resonated on so many fronts. Rather than fight fire with fire we have to learn to put the fire out with love, while...
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SoulSutras 40
"Giving in is the collapse of the self under the pressure of another........." I still wasn't out of the woods yet. I still wasn't completely back to myself, but I was getting warmer. On the Monday after a healing I pulled a card to see what she was teaching me. For those of you who have followed my blog for a while, you're going to love this....... I pulled Let Go! But this time it was inverted - which in this oracle deck meant it had a slightly different meaning. "Giving in is the collapse of the self under the...
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SoulSutras 39
"Psychic Attacks......" I was still feeling rotten, completely out of sorts. This time I called on my teacher - wonderful, amazing spirit that he is. I told him the story and of course received some amazing and very helpful guidance from him. He too gave me a healing. He's so amazing. As always it takes a bit of time to process or integrate the new energies or to release the old ones but I am mindful of how this works now and tried to sit as gracefully as I could within it. He gave me some sage advice on psychic...
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SoulSutras 38
"Appearances Can Be Deceptive......" I'm so very, very fortunate to have a trustworthy team around me and thankfully now I know who to trust and who is genuinely there for me. Again it was my healer in Singapore who jogged my memory. He said he had done the healing and that there was a woman around who was trying to take my power, who was extremely jealous and very dangerous. He said he cleared her energy and that I should be feeling better in a few days. There it was again and confirmation of the reading I received in the...
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SoulSutras 37
"Danger Will Robinson........" I had been told by many psychics and even as far back as 2009, that I was to be wary of a woman around me. This woman wasn't who she seemed to be and she definitely wasn't to be trusted. She was jealous. She was manipulative. She was dangerous. And I was told that whatever I did I wasn't to connect with her energy. This year when I went to see a psychic down at The Rocks, she came up again. In fact she came up over and over again - 7 times to be exact. The...
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SoulSutras 36
"All Is Not As It Seems..........." I'm an energy healer. I feel energy. And on June the 9th this year I felt an epic shift in my energy. I literally feel it. It feels like someone has flicked a switch, has moved my energy using a dial, shifted it from one vibration to another. The last time this happened was mid way through 2013 - I know who flicked that switch!! And that shift was fabulous. That shift made me feel so happy to be me. So free, more myself than I've ever felt before. Jules and I called that...
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Virtues – B
"Benevolence"   “I am benevolent. I open my heart and care for others. I am aware of others feelings and show kindness and compassion “   "Being benevolent is being kind toward yourself and others. You show compassion, goodwill and charitableness. It is said that the universe is benevolent – it only wants the very best for us. By being benevolent we are being an expression of universal energy. Being benevolent is having goodwill, being thoughtful and considerate, having a big, open heart and a generous spirit. Benevolence is showing kindness and goodwill and not expecting anything in return. It...
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Aum to Zen
"B" Breath/Breathe "Your Breath is the river of life to your lungs, If you slow it right down, You hear your song being sung So take your time to breathe in and out And your world will change Within and Without" Jules - SoulPoet Head to https://templesoul.com/aum-zen/ to download this weeks colouring in sheet for your little one. I'd LOVE to see your work. Please send to rachcox@templesoul.net
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SoulSutras 35
"Now You've Made Two..........." I had a tantrum last night. Quite a big one. I just lost it. I have been doing a Mindvalley course on Abundance with Christie Marie Sheldon (abundance is my sixth bind). Yesterday was lesson 10 and I obviously have been bringing up the dirt, slowly but surely over the last couple of days (Which is a good thing!). It has been simmering, just below the surface and finally it blew. I was mildly hysterical, which doesn't happen too often, but does happen on occasions. I won't go too deeply in to what was bothering me but...
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SoulSutras 34
"The Importance of Being You......" I've noticed in my healings that certain patterns come in waves. I will have ten clients and all will be receiving guidance with a similar message. This week, while healing in Singapore and even prior to that in Sydney, the theme has been connecting to your higher self, that all - knowing, omnipresent aspect of you. It is the part of you that is truly you - who knows exactly what to do, who knows exactly what it means to stand in your power. To honour our truth, we must accept ourselves and love ourselves...
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TempleSoul – Energy
"Energy...." "Heart beat still, Heart beat true My energy flows and shines for you Each breath heals And each breath calms Each breath takes me deep in your arms Meditate on Peace Meditate on love Fly high your soul, below and above" Jules xxx SoulPoet
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Virtues – A
"Assertiveness - Radiate Your Power" Everyone is unique. Everyone has their own unique energy signature, their own talents, their own belief systems, their own ideas and their own opinions. Assertiveness is about standing in your power, being able to embrace these unique qualities and having the ability to express these qualities articulately and with grace. It is also about seeing and acknowledging the same qualities in others. To stand in your power and ask for what you want and what you need takes practice and courage. Being assertive means that you radiate confidence and positivity. Children and adults alike who...
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Soul Sutras 33
"Don't do, just be........." Today I felt compelled to write about the importance of down time for children. Well, not only for kids but for adults too. Our world is ever-changing and at the moment it seems so fast paced with everyone hell bent on filling every single minute of every single day with activities or screens and we have all but forgotten how to simply be. Be in nature. Be in our own company. Be in the moment. I don't know about you, but I feel a little sad when I see a family out to dinner and they...
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Aum to Zen – A
"A" Aum "Aum is the sound, at the heart of it all It keeps rivers running, and trees strong and tall It’s the glue that holds us close and tight. It’s the kiss on your cheek, When you’re tucked in at night. So close your eyes and make the sound It’s the chant that keeps the world spinning around" Jules - SoulPoet Aum to Zen is a spiritual dictionary, teaching you and your children about the wonders and magic of the universe and once a month I will be bringing you a collection of poems and drawings from the Aum to...
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TempleSoul – A Sanctuary Within – Healing
"Chapter 2, Healing......." "When I talk about healing, I am referring to energy healing. The human body is made up of a multi-dimensional energy field, or aura, created by what we call energy bodies. These energy bodies are not only within the physical body but extend out beyond it. They are made of energy, vibrating at different levels. We have seven main chakras in our physical body, and many more on the spiritual and etheric levels. The main chakras in our physical bodies are our Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus, Heart, Throat, Third Eye, and Crown chakras. Each chakra has its...
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International Women’s Day
"To All The Beautiful Women In My Life........." Today I am not going to talk about the importance of equality among women, Or that it's time to stand in our power - there are examples of this happening all over the world - which is truly wonderful to see. So, today, because I am feeling incredibly loved, empowered and inspired, held tightly in the bosom of all the magnificent females in my life, I am just going to take a minute to thank them all. All are strong and vital, all are passionate and wise, all are well mannered and...
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TempleSoul – Healing
"Healing...." Healing comes in a million ways. A mother’s touch, The breaking waves. The beating sun, On a furrowed brow. Healing deep. Here and Now. Healing is the song you sing That takes you back – to where you’ve been. To heal the past, the now and then. Put the old behind. Begin again. Healing is touch. It is sight and sound. It is light and dark. It is lost and found. Let healing in, in every way. Don’t start healing tomorrow. Start healing today. Jules xxx SoulPoet
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SoulSutras 32
"L.O.L.A, Lola.........." Lilith came up after a not so subtle discussion with Shane about my alter- ego Lola. Thankfully I trusted Shane fully even though it was our first meeting - well in this lifetime anyway. I was kindly gifted that name by Jules and not because I was a cross dressing transvestite but rather because Lola was quite the showgirl, uninhibited and somewhat forceful. Yep, Lola channeled all the energies of Lilith - unashamedly and unequivocally. I, Rachael, also 'tuned out' when she appeared - literally had a period of being conscious but totally unconscious at the same time....
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SoulSutras 31
"Healing The Wild..........." She first appeared, out of no-where a few years back now. Lola in all her raw and primal glory. I had done a meditation earlier in the day and felt a surge of energy running up my source connection channel, the space around your spine. It was running from my heart chakra to my throat chakra. I wasn't entirely sure what it was at the time but certainly noticed it and it was definitely related to what happened that night. It was a spontaneous kundalini awakening. Now, I have talked about kundalini energy before but just in case...
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Virtues
"Introducing Child Of The Week and a Word or Two on Virtues......." After an argument between our then 4 year old Jacob - and our five year old Jemima - over who was going to tell me about their day first over dinner, I decided on a system for our children, that I believed was fair and just and gave everyone an equal turn. We called it "Child of The Week" and we have used this system in our house until this day. In 2013 we had several other families at our house with their children, and when they saw how effective and useful it...
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SoulSutras 30
"The Stars Align............" I woke excitedly the morning of the 9th, grabbed a coffee at Finders Keepers and jumped in my car. I was a little nervous, but excited. Shane was instantly likeable. Warm, trusting and kind, with a little twinkle in his eye. We sat down for what would be a two hour reading. Of course we could have talked for two days.  The charts are so complex - and to be honest I would have really loved that, however Shane had other things to do! It was fascinating! He explained how astrology works and what the various parts...
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Aum to Zen
"Please Allow Me To Introduce Radio Bambini and Aum to Zen..........." As I said before, my current website is being re-designed to accommodate all my creative offerings in the one place. When I visited Yantara Jiro in Singapore many years ago, he said to offer all my creative projects up to source until I was ready to know what to do with them. I did just that and know I now. I adore kids, love them. Any age, any gender, they are just cute. Radio Bambini is a website for kids I developed and launched in 2015. www.radiobambini.com Aum to...
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TempleSoul – A Sanctuary Within
"Please Allow Me To Introduce TempleSoul - A Sanctuary Within........." So, one leg of the journey I'd like to take you on this year, is a slow walk through my latest book, TempleSoul, A Sanctuary Within (Which will be coming soon, all in divine timing right????) Each month I will be bringing you little snippets of each chapter. The book is all about creating your own TempleSoul within - a calm, peaceful place, where you can retreat to at any time of the day or night when life is becoming overwhelming or challenging. I will teach you a new way...
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SoulPoet
"Please Allow Me To Introduce My............" Extremely talented and creative husband Jules. I finished off the blog last year with my spiritual journey to date and will continue on my journey with all of you alongside me. If you have read both streams you will know that we have relocated to Sydney from Singapore and we are finally finding our feet. TempleSoul is slowly coming together and is going through a massive change itself. A new website, logo and brand will be here in a few weeks with all my creative offerings under the one roof; Radio Bambini, Child Of...
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SoulSutras29
"It's Written In The Stars........." Sometimes you meet people who change your life, or at least your perspective on life. I was lucky enough to meet one such person in Melbourne on January 9th this year. The divine union came about in December last year, over a quinoa salad and a glass of rosé. Zoe and I had popped over to the Dog Hotel in Randwick after a healing to meet her brother and a friend he'd just met on a plane to LA. She was a live-wire. Fun, energised and oozing personality! We got chatting, the usual questions ensued,...
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SoulSutras 28
"Her beauty and her terror. The wide brown land for me......" So, here we are at the beginning of the new year. 2018. I've just returned to Sydney after a magnificent 4 week very Australian family holiday. I can honestly say, it was one of the best we've had. 4 weeks of just being: Being with family. Being with nature. Being with friends. Reconnecting to this beautiful land we are again calling home. Last year bought with it a great many changes - I guess thats why the number 555 kept appearing in my life! Jules and I were exhausted,...
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A Soul’s Journey – 53
"De Ja Vu.........." ...and so 2016 was drawing to a close. Another big year for my spiritual journey. The integration of The Divine Goddess and a healed heart, amongst other things. But something wasn't quite right, and it seemed history was indeed repeating itself. In November of 2016 our third child Remy would be diagnosed with anxiety and depression. He went to the school councillor after seeing an ad for men's mental health on Facebook and realising he felt the same way, went to seek help. http://manup.org.au And so we would roll up our sleeves, dig deep, gather our resources and...
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A Soul’s Journey – 52
"Healing Hands, Healing Heart......" I love the way Dr Theo works. He is subtle. He takes his time to 'suss' you out - to see if you're a seeker and then he will guide you. Slowly and almost with a whisper, he will just utter two or three things but they are of vital importance, direct guidance and clues as to your next steps. It was taking a while to clear the pain in my heart, and it hurt! It hurt a lot! But we got there. Eventually. I had to pay a visit to Paul Filmer down at The...
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SoulSutras 27
"Wisdom, Integration and Reflection......" As this year comes to a close I find myself thinking about the next. For me, next year is a personal 7 year and boy do I like the sound of that. "7 energy flows in an atmosphere of privacy, solitude and quietness" Alleluia! "It is seeking truth, wisdom, dignity, fulfilment and perfection" I like the sound of that. "7 emphasises introspection, emotion, analysis, intuition, reflection, seclusion, research and FAITH. This is meant to be a quieter, "inner" year in which you can learn the answers to your most burning and often avoided questions." Well at...
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A Soul’s Journey – 51
"A Heart Full of Love.........." Well. I have a plethora of spiritual guides to thank for their assistance in healing my 'broken heart'. I knew it wasn't from this lifetime, and I now know why Patrick had entered my life all those years ago. I was ready to heal this broken heart - albeit centuries later. This is what I believe happens. We carry things over from one lifetime to the next. Until we are ready to heal. Ready to release karma. Ready to learn our lessons. Ready to ascend. I was ready now. It was another opportunity for me...
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A Soul’s Journey – 50
"Integration........" The Divine Goddess had been unleashed and now it was time to integrate all that wonderful energy into my being. Tired of being suppressed and concealed, it was clear she was getting lonely in the closet! The simplest way to do the integration was to enter meditation and then using 'X', conjure up the EXACT  feelings he brought out in me. I had to be careful at this point, not to attach myself to feelings for him, just use the feeling he generated in me. Yantara had pointed out that once successfully activated my feelings for him would lessen, they...
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A Soul’s Journey – 49
"'X' + Y = Z............" He didn't miss a beat. "Were the feelings genuine?" "Yes" I replied, "Well that's fine" he laughed. "What's important here is the feeling" "For a long time you have been neglecting a part of your soul energy, your spirit. Maybe because of how you were raised, the school you went to, or society in general. You thought this energy was bad, not appropriate for a woman, but by not truly embracing this unique soul energy, you were denying your truth. It's like trying to cut off a piece of your divine energy, you can't! It's impossible!...
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A Soul’s Journey – 48
" Some Heavenly Healing Guidance.........." I always listen. Especially when anyone says, "you need to go and see this person", or "you must do this course" - it's all direct guidance from Spirit and I was like a bloodhound on a fox hunt - anything that would help me raise my resonance, heal my soul, clear my spirit - I was there! I was having breakfast one morning at Cluny Court with Dani and she looked at me and said, "Have you seen Yantara Jiro?" I laughed and said, "Is that his real name?" No sooner had we finished breakfast...
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A Soul’s Journey – 47
"TempleSoul......" It all started with a hand-full of friends. All willing to support me on my new healing journey. One friend helped me decorate it in record time, a consummate professional, thanks Nyella! Phuong from Art Blue Studio had adorned my walls with beautiful serene and healing Vietnamese Art, and my beautiful, glorious friends and family all came for healing, even the skeptical ones, I thank you from the bottom of my heart Tash and Gina. I tracked down my favourite incense I had found in Santa Margarita and it was delivered - it was just all too perfect, all...
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A Soul’s Journey – 46
"Going Home..........." I seriously could not get enough of this! Me. Rachael Cox. Studying! Who knew!!!!!!! Jules said I was like a kid in a candy shop. I'd ring Dani and excitedly declare..... "I know this, I know ALL this!!!!!" and she'd say, "I know chook, you're remembering". It would be a long journey of discovery - my memory is not my strongest asset - I forgot my own cousin in Rundle Street one day - sorry Sarah! But I was home. Well, at least half-way home. Realms and dimensions, Chakras and auras, Guides and angels, It was all so...
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A Soul’s Journey – 45
"Ch, ch, ch, ch, changes..........." January 2016 saw some big changes. Jules did The Hoffman Process and loved every second of it. It's a process, so it does take a while to integrate. Let's hope there are some noticeable changes. For me it was a whole new world. It was late January. Family and friends were filtering back from their holidays abroad, sun kissed and happy, nourished by the sun, the sea and the sand - getting a re-boot from Mother Nature - looking relaxed and radiating that post holiday glow. Ren, Dani and I sat having a drink in...
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A Soul’s Journey – 44
"Old bits and Soggy Chips......" I arose early the next morning. I packed enough things for the day and set off. I didn't want to see anyone. So much for telling the truth! If I had just lied about my feelings for 'X' and said I didn't have feelings for him, would any of this be happening???? The beach was magnificent, a haven for my aching soul. The sky was vast and blue, filled with the distinctive call of the gull. The wind blew ever-so slightly - caressing me softly - reassuring me everything would be alright. I walked, and walked,...
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A Soul’s Journey – 43
"A Fight About Nothing....." I crawled into bed, a smile on my face. I'd just had the most beautiful day. Friends and family, the perfect combination. I went to bed with the dulcet tones of Van Morrison's Bright Side of the Road, ringing in my ears. Our youngest had sleepily wandered in from the tv room where all the kids now soundly slept. Their skin ever so slightly warmed having been kissed by the sun. He snuggled up between us. Safe and sleepy. Then it happened. Out of nowhere, a tirade like no other about my supposed deep affection for Max!...
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A Soul’s Journey – 42
"Fury Road............." We had a lovely family Christmas at my sister Melissa's complete with children showcasing their musical talent and Annie and Papa getting misty-eyed when their grandsons grabbed their instruments and sang Van Morrison's Brown Eyed Girl - mum's favourite. A few days later we packed our bags and headed seaside. There's nothing quite like it. The beaches in Adelaide are amongst the best in the world! Sun. Surf and Sand. We would be enjoying every minute of this revitalising vacation. I posted a shot on Facebook of the kids playing beach cricket - it was a stunner! But...
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A Soul’s Journey – 41
"Mad Max.........." or "A pleasure to find such good mischief at 30,000 feet!" We had booked our flight at the last minute, which meant we were all separated. Julius and I were squished between two strangers in the middle row of four and the three boys were a few rows in front of us. Thankfully all together. I excused myself to the hooded gentleman at the end of our row and apologised for having to make him get out of his seat to let us sit down. I popped on my headphones, closed my eyes and listened to Mumford and Sons...
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A Soul’s Journey – 40
"A Healing Circle.........." Bali was healing. I did a lot of soul searching, a lot of clearing and had a visit from Saraswati - the Hindu Goddess of learning, music, creative arts, knowledge and wisdom. It was a powerful exchange and I could feel the divine energy coursing through my veins. I had four days of meditation and work on the inner; clearing, healing and expanding. Arga drove me to the airport four days later and we would say goodbye the way two old souls of 200 years would say goodbye, not two friends who had spent just 7 hours in each others...
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A Soul’s Journey – Week 39
"A Temple, A Teacher and some Time to Think........" I know I'm one of the lucky ones. Lucky because I have a husband I can share everything with. And although it's not easy at times, what ensues through disharmony and grief is profound and deep healing. Lucky because although he doesn't completely understand, he is in tune enough to see that my internal struggle has to be brought to the surface to be healed. It takes time to heal and is unpleasant at times. It is much easier to bury and suppress feelings rather than to stare them in the...
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A Soul’s Journey – Week 38
"Cold November Rain.............." I said earlier it was a while until I could put X to bed and the full force of my suppressed feelings would not make themselves known until later in the year. Much later. We were again heading to the end of another year. 2015 was drawing to a close. I had been meditating daily, drawing, painting, journaling, discovering, healing. Slowly making my way back home. My list of Spiritual practitioners grew steadily throughout the year. I was discovering kinesiology, past life regression, new healers, fabulous psychics and my book shelf was slowly filling up with tomes...
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SoulSutras 26
"Recognising Patterns.........." He then went on to say..... "The spirit of which Julius talks in this lifetime and which you have forbade in this lifetime is freedom. Freedom of expression. Freedom to live your truth and freedom to be who you are: Sexy, Beautiful and Divine. So, I want you to voice your freedom." Which I did. "I think we can tie a big ribbon around that lifetime and say we have successfully managed to 'free' you. Go forth little one, and love Julius, with gay abandon and honour your second chance with Patrick. Go, you are free". So there...
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A Soul’s Journey – Week 37
"Nurturing The Wild Spirit (cont'd).........." Dani and I would continue our meditation journey together and each time we met, the distant rumbles of another beautiful storm would begin and signal our continuing journey. I loved meditating with Dani, still do, and I loved painting what I saw when I meditated. I hadn't picked up a brush in a while, however for an artist it is like riding a bike. It feels good to paint. Natural. Painting after meditation for me, is not only an expression of what I saw but also part of the integration and channeling process. Illustrating how...
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SoulSutras 25
"Love, True Love................." "The spirit of which Julius talks in this lifetime and which you have forbade in this lifetime is freedom. Freedom of expression. Freedom to live your truth and freedom to be who you are, sexy, beautiful and Divine" I wrote four BIG pages of guidance and it all made perfect sense. There was so much information and it resonated strongly throughout my being. It also clarified and bought me so much inner peace and understanding and a whole new way to look at the situation. Oh I'm not sure whether to transcribe all of what was said,...
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A Soul’s Journey – Week 36
"Nurturing the Wild Spirit..........." Singapore storms are by nature wild, sultry, unpredictable and fierce..... and this one was no exception. It was hands down THE biggest storm I had witnessed since I moved to Singapore five years earlier. Not only that but we were in the very eye of it. Lightening was actually accompanying the raging thunder, there was no time to count the distance in between. No. It was right on top of us, all around us, on us and within us. We kept calm and kept meditating, Dani's voice rising slightly as she struggled to outmatch the deafening ire of...
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SoulSutras 24
"Listen and you will hear. Let go and you will heal" "My past life with Patrick is what I've been working on, I feel there is something more I need to know in my present life. If this is true please provide me with the information of when and how this problem originated. I would also like to know why I am finding it hard to accept that Patrick and Julius are one in the same". As I said last week I chose to use guidance from http://www.akashicrecordsofsouls.com/read-akashic-records/, so I could direct and articulate my question precisely and clearly. My mediation...
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A Soul’s Journey – Week 35
"The Meditation Teacher.........." Ren was right, again. As I said earlier, the first time I had practiced meditation was in Byron Bay in early 2013 and my experiences were profound. I then meditated daily using the same techniques, receiving all sorts of delicious information from guides, angels, past lovers etc etc. I loved hanging out in this space. The non-physical is much more fun than the physical! Full of Angels, light, happiness, joy, guidance and love. Who wouldn't want to hang out there! When I first met Dani, it was a wild experience. I had set up a beautiful space...
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SoulSutras 23
"The Akashic Records........" Everything that has ever happened, is happening and can happen is recorded in the Akashic records. These energetic records are available to anyone but should under no circumstances be treated disrespectfully, or out of malice or spite. If that is your intention access will be denied. They are there for your benefit and to guide you and teach you and help you if you are facing current difficulties in your life. Not only difficulties, but blocks or limited beliefs, anything that is preventing you from flowing gracefully with the Universe. The Akashic Records record every deed, word,...
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A Soul’s Journey – Week 34
"333.........." In Angel numbers 333 represents the Ascended Masters. They have responded to your prayers and wish to help and assist you in your endeavours. Well, thank goodness for that because I felt as though I could really do with their help right now. The day X left, I went back to bed after I had dropped the kids at school, was sipping on a cup of peppermint tea and looking through Facebook. My heart sank. Another beautiful friend of mine had drowned earlier that week. Although I hadn't seen him for twenty years and had lost contact, it was...
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SoulSutras 22
"The Messenger....." I'm very, very lucky in this lifetime to have found my soul-mate. Someone I can share everything with. The ups and downs, the tears and the laughter. We have danced this merry dance often, under different guises, learning different lessons but this incarnation together is special. It is special because it's brought together two souls who are awakening at the same time. I could not have embarked, with such passion and ferocity, on this spiritual journey without the support of my lover, Julius. He has held me so securely, so lovingly and so patiently. He has let me...
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A Soul’s Journey – Week 33
"The emptiest of feelings......." 2015 had only just begun and we had sadly said goodbye to an old friend. We had said goodbye to Mimes but had complete faith she would be ok. Now it was back to Singapore and time to say goodbye to X. I got a text one day that said he would like to give me something before he left. We arranged to meet. I got up that morning and Jules asked what I was doing that day. Please don't judge me here - I do tell the truth. Eventually. That day even!!! I said I...
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A Soul’s Journey – Week 32
"A Fresh Start.................." I had rung the psychiatrist that day and we had all agreed that putting her back on some medication would be the best plan. After the funeral, she just wanted to get out of Singapore. She bought her plane trip back to Australia forward by a few weeks. How was I going to leave her now? How, after everything she had been through could I possibly leave her now. We had all discussed moving back as a family, this would probably be best, but Jemima wouldn't have it. She unselfishly said she wanted her brother to finish...
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A Soul’s Journey – Week 31
"A Love Lost............." Her friends were remarkable. Her best friend got on the first plane out of Sydney and was in Singapore within 12 hours. All her friend's were  by her side within hours. They had set up camp in her room and would not leave her side until they felt they could. So from the elation of finishing school, to this. That evening our house was swarming. The adults had all come over, there was more food and drink than you could poke a stick at and no one touched a thing. I looked out through glazed eyes to...
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SoulSutras 21
"There's No Place Like Home, There's No Place Like Home......." Having four children I have watched a lot of movies and one of my all time favourites is the Wizard of Oz, and she's right that Dorothy, there truly is, no place like home. We have been back a month now. Time does truly fly when you're having fun! Contrary to what I thought would be the case.....I LOVE being back home. We ALL love being back home. Sydney, Australia. The familiar is not so scary after all. After all there's the familiar scent of your lovers cologne, or your...
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A Soul’s Journey – Week 30
"The Hurdle......." You know that sinking feeling you get when someone gives you bad news? The one where your blood literally runs cold? It was the morning of January 18th 2015. We had slept in. It was holiday's after all. I had turned over and reached for my phone. There was message after message. I felt sick. "Please Rachael, as soon as you are up can you call me?" I walked slowly outside. I couldn't feel myself. I had gone numb. Our son Jacob was in Melbourne at the beach with his girlfriend, could the news pertain to him? What...
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A Soul’s Journey – Week 29
"I Will Learn, I Will Learn to Love the Skies I'm Under..........." On November the 9th 2014 Jemima and I walked out of the gates of the Australian International School Singapore after her final Visual Art exam. This would be the last time we would ever have to walk that long path. Talk about being a proud mother and not because our daughter had just managed to complete year 12. (Only the year before we had talked about her not even doing it. Maybe just waiting until she felt better.) No. Proud because she had managed to complete year 12...
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A Soul’s Journey – Week 28
"Dancing a Merry Jig......" There were a few squabbles over X during the year, usually late at night and after drinking way too much. My birthday that year was out of control, in a fun way! My girlfriends had come to visit for three days and did we party like we never had before. It had been a while between drinks! Nothing like old friends to lift your spirits. In terms of squabbles, Christmas night that year was a doozy and had my parents not been in the room across the hall probably would have been much louder and may...
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SoulSutras 20
" Freedom Has a Scent Like The Top of a Newborn Baby's Head, (& The Importance of Dreams).........." So it's been two weeks since I last posted. It's been a whirlwind of teary goodbyes, big parties, one-on-ones, clubhouse goodbye's and heartfelt speeches, but I think the hardest thing was leaving four days before my cousins' first baby was born. I was looking so forward to being the best hands-on 'aunty' in the world!! After all I have had four children and know what it's like being in a city without family. I had already told Jules I would be heading...
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A Soul’s Journey – Week 27
"The journey is as important as the destination......." So the year was progressing. We were having weekly visits to the psychologist with Jemima. She had recently broken up with her boyfriend of three years but all things considered she was making strong progress through her final year. In Year 11 she hardly made it to school but she was in a better space now and working hard. Julius had slowly adjusted to his new life and had managed to slowly unwind and enjoy his time off. The four months of gardening leave had finished and he was lucky enough to...
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A Soul’s Journey – Week 26
"An 18th Century tale........" "Yes, Paddy's here" " Don't tease me", I said angrily - after all this was no joke! "That's what you called him" said Clive (mustn't have picked up on that bit) "What happened" I asked, a slight quiver in my voice. "Aah the two of you were in love.  It was mid 1700's. He was the farm boy and you the daughter of a wealthy aristocratic family in the UK. You lead quite a lonely life, your parents were there but not really present. They were busy at social functions and spent an inordinate amount of...
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SoulSutra’s 19
"Coming Full Circle.............." On December 30th 1997, Julius and I packed up our home and one year old daughter and headed for the bright lights of Sydney! It was a far cry from Adelaide and did take a while to adjust, quite a long while actually. I was 6 months pregnant with our second child so it was a race to find a new obstetrician, a hospital and somewhere to live. I managed to get a job with the ABC as a Broadcast Graphic Designer soon after I arrived, which was very fortunate, but definitely a tricky transition. With no...
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A Soul’s Journey – Week 25
"Piecing together the puzzle......." At times this Spiritual Journey has been arduous and at others just plain comical. The search for Patrick was on and I was seeing every Psychic, Healer and Shaman in Singapore to find out just what went on. I had done past life regressions, tried kinesiology, anything that would hopefully give me the information I so longed for. But it was Clive Whitby who gave me the break-through I had been looking for. I had met Clive a few times at varying spiritual events but it was a psychic reading at Sacred Space in the Peninsula...
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A Soul’s Journey – Week 24
"To be sure, to be sure........" Ask anyone and they will all tell you of my lifelong obsession with all things Irish. From U2 to Guiness, my Irish Great-Grandmother and my relatives from Ballybunion. But nothing compared to my new obsession with Patrick. From that chakra walk-through I gathered he was Irish, he was a farm-boy, he was about 27. He lived in a small little out-house made of stone and it was long enough ago that there was only a fire and candles to light the room. There was that and the fact that he was incredibly handsome! To...
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SoulSutra’s 18
"It Always Comes Down To Choice........" Part 2 We always have a choice. In every single, solitary moment we have a choice. We can choose to feed or starve a thought. We can choose to feed or starve an emotion. We can choose anger, envy, sorrow, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt and ego or we can choose joy, faith, trust, happiness, empathy, kindness, compassion and love. It's not always easy and sometimes emotional attachment can be almost too much to bear, but there still remains a choice. Whatever the situation, you can choose how you will deal with it. Oh dear....
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A Soul’s Journey – Week 23
"Poor Julius......." In one of Doreen Virtue's Angel books was a meditation called A Chakra Walk-Through. It was one where you 'walked' through a passage-way and on either side of the passage was a coloured door. It started at black - the Earth Star Chakra, and went up through all the colours of the rainbow - Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet. You walked through and opened each door in turn. Someone would be in the room and would have a message for you. This meditation I will never forget and I now realise just how important it...
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A Soul’s Journey – Week 22
"Just one more hurdle......." At this stage of my Spiritual Journey I was meditating daily. I was receiving an increasing amount of messages from the non-physical realm. Was this real or just my imagination? It is a weird concept to wrap your head around. After all, we have only ever been taught that this physical world is our reality. Only weirdos and hippies talked about a world we couldn't 'see'. Luckily I'm ok with weirdo's and hippies and I embraced whole-heartedly this non-physical dimension. With ardent fervour I wrote down all the information I was receiving and it proved to...
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SoulSutras 17
"It Always Comes Down To Choice........" We always have a choice. In every single, solitary moment we have a choice. We can choose to feed or starve a thought. We can choose to feed or starve an emotion. We can choose anger, envy, sorrow, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt and ego or we can choose joy, faith, trust, happiness, empathy, kindness, compassion and love. It's not always easy and sometimes emotional attachment can be almost too much to bear, but there still remains a choice. Whatever the situation, you can choose how you will deal with it. I could chose to...
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A Soul’s Journey – Week 21
"Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years you have lived......" Helen Keller That four months turned out to be a God-send. Finally, Julius had time to catch his breath. Although it wasn't without its challenges. He seemed very flat and I was wracking my brain to think of something that would lift his Spirit. Daily sleep-ins, afternoon's lazing by the pool, daily coffee's at Baker & Cook, but still something was missing. When the two of us were in the throws of passion and young love the one thing I remember...
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SoulSutras 16
"Be The Change You Wish To See In The World......." Mahatma Ghandi Yes, on paper, everything looked like we had to pack our bags and head back to Australia. One of us, or both had to get a job, stat, and get back to what we knew. The corporate grind. There were still kids to get through school and university, there were still bills to be paid. Back to reality and there was a sense of desperation, of distress and anxiousness. The lovely feeling of peace in Wat Ounalom, just a week before had vanished and in its wake stood desperation...
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A Soul’s Journey – Week 20
"Number 3........." So. Where were we? It was now heading towards the end of 2013. We were lucky enough to visit Spain in October and then had a magnificent trip to India, spending New Years Eve in Agra in a beautiful hotel overlooking the Taj Mahal. (Let's not mention the fact I had to retire early due to a very sore throat- what could that mean I wonder?????) Aah! The Universe. She works in mysterious ways. In January 2014, Julius was given his notice. After 20 years of hard work, travel and dedication he was shown the door. This was...
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SoulSerenade – 1
"Honesty is a funny thing....." Lots of people don’t really like it and, quite frankly, I have realised I didn’t really like it until the last year or so! To me it’s like a good Bob Dylan song. It makes you feel uneasy. That’s the point. Every time Bob asks you “How does it Feel?”, you gaze in to your glass and ask “How long have you got, my friend?”. Like that Paul Kelly song telling you things ain’t quite what they should be: You’ve had a magnificent day in the surf. You’re slightly sunburnt, cold beer in hand washing...
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SoulSutras 15
"Choose Love, Not Fear..........." I knew something big was about to happen but I wasn't sure what. When Jules had finished I got him to face me and took his hands. We looked deeply into each others eyes and observed the moment, the stillness. There was no doubt a big change was about to occur in our lives but something had to be released in order to fully step into it. As we sat there, Julius' body started shaking, quite violently. I just sat there, I knew what I had to do. It was fear, pure and simple, pouring from...
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SoulSutras 14a
“Stop Crying Your Heart Out….........” All of our children love music and no more so than Rem. So as we were making our way to Changi for my flight to Adelaide, Rem bought his speaker and cranked up the volume to Oasis. It’s cute listening to what your children like. At the moment it’s Mac de Marco, Macklemore, Tash Sultana, High Flying Birds and Oasis, coupled with some other stuff I don’t resonate with so much. As we made our way down the Pan Island Expressway, my stomach dropped. This was real. This was really happening. In less than six...
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A Soul’s Journey – Week 19
"Love and Peace Or Else!.........." I'd dabbled just slightly through my life, seeing clairvoyants, reading tarots etc It's always interested me, but now I was on a mission - like a woman possessed. Something massive did happen that day, it was like a switch had been turned on inside. Maybe that's why "X" had shown up? Precisely for this reason. I was meditating ALL the time. Writing down all my guidance, vigilantly. Recording my dreams, looking for clues and trying to piece together an answer. Jules always laughs actually and when I was just about to meditate, he would say,...
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SoulSutras 14
"Honouring a Sacred, Divine Union..........." Before I get to the choice and how you can summon your spiritual strength to do so calmly and with clarity we will take a side trip to Cambodia. As I said in my previous post, things were a little overwhelming here in Singapore so we decided to take the two boys to Phnom Penh. We have been visiting Phnom Penh for over seven years now and have developed a real love of it. It helps to have family there but the opportunities it has shown us and the experiences the children have had there...
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A Soul’s Journey – Week 18
"The Monster......." The beauty of an open and honest relationship is that by bringing things up and talking through things, you can sort things out. As uncomfortable as it was, it has, eventually bought Jules and I closer. The thing about healing is that it is at times uncomfortable because what you are doing is bringing up the darkness inside, up into the light, to be healed and transmuted into love. It's the path to ascension. Things come up for one reason and one reason only. To be healed. Keeping things inside causes nothing but dis-ease. If left untreated it...
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SoulSutras 13
"It Is What It Is........" We've been given this choice a couple of times in the last few years. The first was January 2014 when Jules lost his job after twenty years, but that just wasn't an option. Mimes was mid way through year 12 and after everything she was dealing with we were hardly going to uproot her and start her at a new school in another country. We could have gone back with Mimes at the end of year 12, as a family and started up again in Melbourne. That too was an option, a choice. However, now...
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A Soul’s Journey – Week 17
"The Whole Truth and Nothing But The Truth......" I have always said to the children to tell me the truth. No matter what. There is nothing they could do that we couldn't work through and if they chose to lie to me, the consequences would be far greater. I stand by this. However it wasn't easy when Jules turned to me one night and asked if there was anything going on between X and I, and I simply said no, which was the truth! The next question wasn't so easy. "Do you have feelings for him?" Mmmmmmm. If I say...
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SoulSutras 12
"3 Months, 8 Days, 20 Hours and 31 minutes......." ...and I can tell you that Gin and Tizzle tasted mighty fine! Things had got a little much that week. Still no job for Jules and when you are in a foreign country that's no good. Our work passes expire shortly, which means neither of us can work, which means I have to shut down my beloved TempleSoul. This, to be honest, just made me very sad. I have loved running my little business and loved getting to know my TempleSoul community. Everything was just going so well and now seemed...
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A Soul’s Journey – Week 16
"Let It Go! Let It Go........" He just made me smile and let's face it, I liked resonating in his field. This can happen. It happens when you have an instant recognition with someone, like you know them already - a soul mate or someone from your soul family. And you do literally resonate at the same frequency. It wasn't like when I met Jules. Jules, I could not have been more sure of. This one I wasn't. He was in my life for a reason, but what was that? Here come the questions again!!! As I've learnt now I...
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A Soul’s Journey – Week 15
"Something In Your Eyes......." All it took was a swipe of his finger against my left palm. It happened as I handed him a beer. It was so subtle, yet fully charged. Holy Hell!! I didn't know what to do, or where to look. I just didn't know what was happening. I was hit by THE biggest bolt of electricity, straight through my soul, straight through to my very essence, my spirit. He was back! I knew this guy. I knew his very distinct energy. It was exactly like the song Iris by U2 "Once we are born, we begin...
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SoulSutras 10
"The Power of One......." Part 4 Together now as we were made to be, still laying perfectly still, both our palms together so as not to break the divine circuitry. In perfect union with the divine, a circle of energy pulsating through our bodies. You could trace it with your awareness, follow it rhythmically with your breath. You could feel it rising up from root to crown kissing and caressing every chakra on its way  through. Perfectly still. Yet engaged in an act so sacred, so utterly divine it is hard to put into words. As the momentum built and...
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A Soul’s Journey – Week 14
"The Slow-Moving Train......" I remember the day we met. Vividly. Who was this guy??? Who sent him??? Why was he here, sitting in my lounge room? I had met guys before. Loads of them. I have an enormous amount of male friends. Some of my best friends are men. Some men come and some men go and I can't remember even meeting them. Some I have an instant connection with and we can laugh together until we cry. Some I don't see for ten years, and probably just as well, because when we get together, there's like a giant explosion...
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SoulSutras 9
"The Power of One....." Part 3 We went to bed that night and Julius asked if he could have another energy exchange. I obliged. Lying next to each other, our hands palm on palm, the energy started to flow. It travels rhythmically, making it's way through my body, through his. A deep connection with the heart is established, one where I can actually connect with his and feel it breathing, in union with mine, in union with the divine. At first it feels playful and fun, you feel childlike, like you are playing amongst the stars. They flow through you,...
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A Soul’s Journey – Week 13
"The 'X' Factor........" I was trying my very best to keep things 'normal' at home. Jemima was seeing a psychologist weekly, which helped enormously. We had sorted out her medication and found one to suit. The school had a safe space set up for her and were absolutely brilliant.We were on the right track, but acutely aware she wasn't out of the woods yet. We just had to be there for her. Every minute of every day. Julius was going through the motions and I guess the stress of work was intensified by what was happening at home. When you...
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SoulSutras – 8
"The Power of One........" Part 2 Usually when I had an activation, nothing too extraordinary happened. I could feel the beautiful energy pulsing through my body, occasionally saw colours and a few fleeting images but this one was to be different. Very different. It happened to be International Women's Day, and it would seem I had to heal Svadhistana, my Sacral Chakra. My guides would be clearing out some very deep, dark trauma, obviously from many lifetimes past I was still carrying with me. At times it was very hard to shift and the tears came thick and fast. I...
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A Soul’s Journey – Week 12
"Be Careful What You Wish For......" Jemima was going through a living hell and then out of the blue Julius started experiencing difficulties at work. All of a sudden the twenty, on-the-whole, happy years he had spent at a financial institution were becoming harder and harder to handle. Why now? The timing wasn't good. Our daughter was literally fighting for her life, she was in year 11, what on earth was going on? Night after night, I now had to listen to tales of woe from the bank. After what was an exhausting day, I had to buckle up for...
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SoulSutras – 7
"The Power of One........" Part 1 For the next five weeks I will be dedicating SoulSutras to a union so powerful and strong it would be remiss of me not to share it with you. Never in our wildest dreams did we think our love life would take such a dramatic turn. I've heard about Tantra, numerous times, but had never practiced it consciously. The experience that followed was not taken from any text book, not learned, it was divinely intuited. Each move whispered to me by Spirit, through pulsating divine energy, connecting Julius and I in what can only...
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A Soul’s Journey – Week 11
"The times they are a changing'....." Well not quite, but certainly I was changed. Forever. We were at the start of our healing journey with Mima and I was at the start of my personal healing journey. Unbeknownst to me I had started the long journey home. Back to my truth, back to my heart. I felt completely different. Gone, were the currents of anxiety, replaced by a new sense of calm. A wiseness and a knowing I hadn't had before, or at least had long forgotten. Accepting now of what was happening and able to approach it from a...
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SoulSutras – 6
"Stand In Your Power......." Today is International Women's Day.   When I was a young girl I was headstrong, determined and very outspoken - especially if I thought as a girl I was being treated unequally! I think we all know the feeling, If we dress in a way that makes us feel sexy, beautiful and feminine we are often viewed as promiscuous. If we speak our mind assertively we are deemed difficult and If we take charge and control of situations we are domineering. These qualities were not encouraged and were seen as unladylike - and not exclusively by men...
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A Soul’s Journey – Week 10
"The Process........." To say it was an intense ten days is an understatement. I was pushed so far out of my comfort zone I was in another stratosphere! At times, when they would tell us what we were about to do, I would look to the nearest exit and think to myself if I run out now, how far would I get before someone would catch me. At times it felt that bad and definitely made me that uneasy. But like everything, it had its up side. In fact, in hindsight, it was brilliant. Hard, but brilliant. As I sat...
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SoulSutras – 5
"Surrender my pretty......." I've heard this line more than I care to remember and not from watching re-runs of the Wizard of Oz! Every guide, Every teacher, has at some stage gently urged me to Surrender. "Surrender to what?" I'd angrily interject. In "The Artist's Way", by Julia Cameron, which I am currently reading, it talks of positive affirmations. "An affirmation is a positive statement of (positive) belief, and if we can become one tenth as good at positive self-talk as we are at negative self-talk, we will notice an enormous change. Affirmations help to achieve a sense of safety and hope."...
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A Soul’s Journey – Week 9
"Number 1...." It was to be a long road and by no means an easy one but as with everything there was to be a positive side to this seemingly negative situation. Everything happens for a reason. I decided to tell everyone I knew. I learnt from my own battle this was the right thing to do. I did ask Jemima whether this was ok and explained to her why. The school was amazing, the staff, the principal, the councillors, the nurses. Everyone was aware. Her friends were amazing. Alerting me always if the situation was getting out of control...
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SoulSutras – 4
"....Make Love, Not War" I thought you all may be wondering how life without alcohol is going for us, and I'm here to tell you, it's fantastic!!! You may remember that 'war' was what led Jules and I to take a year off alcohol so we could both take time to heal from what had been a tumultuous four or so years. ....and I can happily tell you it is love that is bringing us back together and assisting with the healing process. Nothing new here you might say, but I feel it's important to reiterate as we sometimes forget....
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A Soul’s Journey – Week 8
"Things always happen for a reason......." Always. Whether you perceive situations to be good or bad in the end is irrelevant. It simply is. What we 'do' and how we 'perceive'  that situation is up to us. It's a choice. Simple. And once we realise this the healing can begin. Jemima's depression sent me into a downward spiral. I felt helpless and hopeless. Was it my fault? Was I such a bad mother to cause my daughter to suffer in this way? Was it my fault????? We always question everything. It's human nature. (Or is it just a learned behaviour?)...
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A Soul’s Journey – Week 7
"Smells Like Teen Spirit......" Or does it?? On that fateful day in November 2012, when for a moment time stood still and my blood ran cold, I was shocked back to living. Totally oblivious to anyone else's pain I was going through life, happy and content. Sure Mimes had got a bit skinnier, a LOT skinnier and I was concerned and had a chat to my nutritionist friend. Could she be anorexic? We would keep an eye on her. The move to Singapore had been a big one for her and not an easy one. I remember the little letter...
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A Soul’s Journey – Week 6
"You've Lost that Loving Feeling....." Battling depression is never going to be an easy one. I know because I have experienced it. When I was diagnosed way back in 1999, I was in complete denial. I felt like a complete failure and I didn't want anyone to know and if I heard anyone had been discussing it I was furious! The Doctor said she thought it had been undiagnosed and that I had been experiencing it for a lot longer. I believe I did have depression the first time when I was a teenager. I locked myself in my room...
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A Soul’s Journey – Week 5
"It Comes in Three's........" It comes in three's is something my mother always says and she was right. Over the course of 18 months, Three. BIG. Things. Happened. We, as a family unit were going along very happily, or so we thought. We were living the dream. We had moved to Singapore late December 2009 from Melbourne. I can tell you living in Australia and living in Singapore could not be more different experiences. My friend John has always said he has never seen anyone adapt to living in a different country so swiftly and happily. It was true, I...
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A Soul’s Journey – Week 4
"A Word On Healing" So, if you've explored my blog and read the 'About' section or 'Welcome to TempleSoul' section you may have worked out I am a healer, an Intuitive Healer. This change in profession, realisation or whatever you'd like to call it happened swiftly, very swiftly. One minute I was a Graphic Designer putting together my website for kids, Radio Bambini and keeping my app, Child of the Week on the go, and the next I was studying like I have never studied before. Quite literally! I hated school and found studying both a chore and a bore....
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SoulSutras – 3
"Rise, Kundalini, Rise......" The Art of Opening Your Heart Chakra - Kundalini Yoga Last Thursday night under the gaze of the full moon, I was fortunate enough to attend an amazing Kundalini Yoga class with the beautiful Rebecca Pflaum here in Singapore. Jules and I first met Rebecca in Bali last May when we stayed at her Boutique Retreat Centre, Naya in Ubud for our 21st wedding anniversary. http://www.nayaubud.com This was the first class I had attended of hers and only my second Kundalini Yoga class. I have been a fan of yoga for years and have practiced on and...
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A Soul’s Journey – Week 3
"Oh take me back to the start......" Julius and I have been together forever and I mean that quite literally. We have certainly danced this merry dance before, time and time again. I think that's why when I first saw him mowing the lawns at his home in Barnard Street I knew from that very second I had just met my future husband. My friend Naomi and I, all of 16 were having a dance, as we did, out in the 'school room'. Aptly named because of the large blackboard that adorned its walls. We were dancing to Eric Clapton's Rock...
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SoulSutras – 2
"Well, Your Heart's Open and It's Receiving......" I'm very pleased to report that the first ten days without alcohol have been a breeze! And actually, we are both feeling so much better!!!! There seem to be an extra 12 hours in the day. We are exercising daily, have changed our eating habits and are spending heaps more time with the kids. Present and Aware. There have been no jealous outbursts and the whole feel of the home is different. Nights are spent either chatting, blogging or reading and days are fabulous as there is no alcohol haze hanging over our...
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A Soul’s Journey – Week 2
"Unspoken Words" "The way forward is to wake up to what you've helped create and examine your part in it. What are the unspoken words? What is the silent agreement between you? If you don't express your true feelings and desires now, when will you? No matter how painful this may be, something new and eventually more fulfilling will result if you can only be honest. Tackling this issue is a challenge because you will feel the foundation of the relationship being threatened, and there's a tendency for the person who takes the first tenuous step out of such collusion...
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SoulSutras – 1
"It's Now or Never!........" I wondered how my suggestion would go down. It had been part of our lives forever. The only time I hadn't drunk was for the 36 months I was pregnant - and even then I had the occasional glass of bubbles! We're not alcoholics, as such, but I was becoming increasingly aware of the detrimental part alcohol was playing in both our lives. If you've read my blogpost from earlier in the day,  A Soul's Journey - Week 1 you will have read about the trigger that caused me to raise the question, "Why don't we give...
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A Soul’s Journey – Week 1
"The Broken Record............" It was a recurring nightmare. One that had been happening on a regular basis for the past three years. We had been enjoying a beautiful Christmas party with wonderful friends down at Sentosa when the familiar started unfolding. I could tell with just one glance what was about to come. It happened when we were in a social situation, always involved alcohol and was triggered when other men were around. This time, when he said he was going home - I simply let him go. I was having a great time, dancing up a storm with friends...
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