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10 Super Fun and Easy Steps to Instant Manifestation

We always get exactly what we need right when we need it. There is a sequence of events and a divine process that we must experience and understand on the pathway to receiving the gifts of our desires. When we open or hearts to love, appreciation and gratitude, we will then step into the flow of material abundance waiting for us.


1. Make a list of everything you want to do, be or have.


2. Release the I WANT list. Some people like to symbolically tear the paper up, burn it or simply crumple it up and throw it away. The reason for this second step is that when we say I want, what we are really saying is I don’t have. If you are familiar with the law of attraction, you will know that the universe mirrors our thoughts and actions. What we think about, what we say, the feelings we have and the action we take is equal to what we attract.


3. Take a fresh piece of paper and rewrite your list as if you have what you want in the present moment. For example if you would like to live in New York write: I love living in New York. Or: I have a loving and wonderful relationship. Or: I have a fulfilling and interesting, creative job.


4. On a scale of 1 to 10 rate where you feel you are at right now in relation to your desire. 1 being far away from where you see yourself being, and 10 being where you want to be. It is valuable to be able to measure your progress when you start something new.


5. Complete your list with a statement of gratitude. This is a key factor in manifesting your desires as gratitude is the energy that attracts more of what you want.


6. Schedule going through your list daily for the next two weeks. When you plan something into your daily life you will be more likely to actually take action and do it, and taking part in this process on a daily basis is what brings about the fruition of your desires.


7. Take a minute or two visualising and feeling the feelings of what it is like to have your desires. Feel and visualise as if this is your current reality. The reason this works is because your mind does not know the difference between what you see externally and what you see in your mind’s eye.


8. Release all attachment to the desired outcome. Remain open to new possibilities and look for opportunities throughout each day. Just know that whatever happens is in perfect alignment with your true purpose in life. The right things will always come to you at just the right time.


9. After two weeks of being present with and visualising your desires you will notice a shift in your awareness towards each desire and certain ones will become clearer whereas others will fade or change to make space for desires that are more in alignment with who you really are. Allow this change to pass through you and see how you grow.


10Finally review you desires list and revaluate where you now stand to each one on a scale of 1 to 10, as we did in step 4. Acknowledge the movements that have brought you closer to your desires and reward yourself for manifesting wonderful things into your life.



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Monsters Under the Bed Part 3: Radical Self Love

It appears that the short musings last week on facing your fears has become a bit of sequel, a journey linking through the assorted paradigms that fears represent. Let’s keep this one short, sweet and to the point.

Take it even deeper and the fear of failure has implications of not being worth all that you KNOW you are deserving of and therefore something lying much deeper in the core of people’s beings.

In fact all fear is based on the lack of self-worth.

There, I said it. Now THAT is scary. And totally, and utterly changeable. Hoorah!

This is when we say I may be totally and utterly freakin scared that things won’t turn out the way I’d like them to, but I love myself too much not to take this opportunity and DO IT ANYWAY. So I’m gonna do it. And eventually, if not right away, I’m gonna get it right. So there.

When we make that decision to metaphorically take that risk and make the jump into the unknown we are sending a message out to the universe that we trust and love enough to know that what happens next is the best possible thing that could happen even if it is different to what we think it should look like.

Plus, a BONUS of taking risks and facing our fears is that this leads to a happier, more fulfilled life. We will never know what could have happened if we don’t try and actually find out.

And as we start to achieve positive results, recognise them and celebrate them, all of a sudden the fears will have magically disappeared.

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Facing the Monster Under the Bed


When I was little, just before bed-time, I used to have to jump from the woven carpet on the floor onto the bed without touching the gap in between in order to be safe from that which was lurking under my bed. And, being quite small, that was a big gap to to jump across. It never occurred to me to move the carpet closer to the bed to make that jump easier. And I knew that if I made it, I’d be safe all night. A little OCD I know, but aren’t we all a bit like that when we’re small?

Now, that small gap that I used to have to have run up to in order to jump over, seems incredibly small and insignificant in comparison to the fears (aka monsters) that I face today. Nonetheless that monster under the bed was as real and frightening and threatening as some of the fears I have today. I don’t actually remember when I got over tht irrational fear that was fed but an incredibly active imagination, but the point really is that the fear no longer exists.

So how do I deal with fears today?

Do I still do a run-up to jump over them?

Well, the run-and-jump strategy wasn’t really effective in eradicating the monster under the bed. It just kept the two of us separate. I was, in effect giving the monster life by jumping rather than letting the idea go by facing him. By crawling under the bed and saying hello. For all I knew the monster could have been perfectly friendly!

So now I say hello to them. Shyly, timidly I reach out and face them.

The fears of today are no different than the fears we created in childhood. In fact today, as adults, we buy into and believe the fears even more than we did as children. But it’s real we say! It exists! But the fact is that we created the monsters in our minds, fed them with our imaginations and let them grow into something that we now experience as reality.

Facing your fears by recognising them and letting them go, letting the idea of “what if” go, opens life up to a much broader range of possibilities because you are not focusing on what you DO NOT WANT. All of a sudden we release that control, that iron grip over life and allow it to bring to us the very best in whatever form is best suited in that moment.

So next time another monster raises it’s pretty (or perhaps ugly) little head, look at it, smile and ask say, so what do you want? You may be quivering in your boots when you do this. And you might just realise that it wasn’t so scary after all.

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8 Simple Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

Winter has officially hit the shores of Sydney and during this period it’s so easy to feel a little bit blue. (Yes, Sydney actually has winter! Trust me, I was in shock when I discovered this also, but believe me when I say, this is true!) Life kind of slows down a little, people go into hibernation and risking the great wilderness of the outdoors seems like an adventure for only the bravest and strongest of us. Being a summer-lover, winter is definitely the season that I have to reach out and use all the resources at my finger-tips to keep a positive frame of mind, happy, smiling and upbeat. Here are eight easy and simple tips to help you beat the winter blues:

1.  Have a Tea Party

Whether it’s a tea for one, or for a group of your silliest friends, holding a tea party is a sure-fire way to lift your spirits. Wrapping your frosty fingers around a nice steaming cup is relaxing and warming in both the soul and the body. Making tea in a teapot can also be a very beautiful ritual, giving you time to just enjoy a moment of simplicity. Additionally, tea contains high levels of antioxidants, some of which are called polyphenols, flavonoids, and catechins, and all of which protect your body from dis-ease. And if you have the pleasure of the company from some of your nearest and dearest, your heart will swell with love and enjoyment from the closeness and stories and giggles you will share.

2. Play Your Favourite Tune

Music has always been known to be uplifting. Music heavily influences how we feel and can direct our emotions and experiences. Decide what mood you want to be in: cosy & mellow, up-beat & excited, happy & comfortable, outrageously fun, and play the perfect soundtrack that you know will take you there. Playing music can help you relax and focus, or even concentrate on your work. So go on, play that favourite track of yours! (And dance around naked with just your fluffy socks on. It’s sure to get you in a good mood.)

3. Read

Even Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project, adulates the positive effects of reading something ~ just for fun! But most importantly it has to be something you actually ENJOY reading. So bring out that secret comic collection under the bed, the racy romance novels, glossy magazines, blog or whatever your secret reading fetish might be and immerse yourself in some delicious word-candy. Reading can be one of the greatest pleasure of life and bring so much experience and new thoughts into your world. It’s like a magic carpet ride through another’s eyes……. one where you never have to leave your bed!

4. Exercise

Exercising when it’s cold can be the hardest one to do but with the most benefits. Sometimes read often in winter getting up, about and moving is the last thing we want to do because our bodies naturally want to conserve heat. But moving around and stretching increases circulation and warms your body all over as well has beneficial influences on your mood. Yoga classes are usually heated (especially if you are doing Bikram Yoga) and wrapping yourself up in a million layers and going for a walk can be romantic, even by yourself. You get to see the world around you from a different perspective and have time to be introspective while pumping much needed fresh blood and oxygen throughout your body.

5. Write / Draw / Make

This one ALWAYS works for me. Writing from the soul, just letting it flow out from my hand onto a piece of paper. Whatever works for you, do it. Creating something releases endorphins and makes you feel good. It’s a simple as that! Some people like to draw, make jewellery, sew, build, sculpt …… whatever turn you on – do it! Sometimes writing cards, postcards or real letter (yes, not emails or Facebook inbox messages!) can do it for you. What about writing somebody a love letter? All’s fair in love and war creativity when it’s frosty outside!


6. Watch a Film

Watching a heart warming film has got to be one of the easiest ways to lift you out of the winter blues. You can be totally passive, wrap yourself up to sufficient cozy-ness and enjoy a warm beverage whilst partaking in laughter, smiles and delight brought through the wonders of movies. Gala Darling recently posted a wonderful list named 33 Movies to Watch When Your Sad, Bummed or Glum. I pretty much agree with every single one she listed, though I have to admit that her choices seem to err on the girly side and there are some pretty fun and uplifting unisex films out there that we can enjoy with the men in our lives!

7. Make Sweet Love

Do I really need to say more? Oh, you want me to elaborate!? Okay then. According to endless amounts of studies having sex has the following benefits: boosts confidence, helps weight loss and improves fitness levels, reduces depression and lifts mood, improves sense of smell, is a natural painkiller, boosts the immune system, exercises the pelvic floor muscles and improves prostate health, amongst many more. Evidence seems to suggest that those who choose to take the time to enjoy regular sex and intimacy, are happier and healthier than everyone else as a result. Best of all, it’s fun and keeps you warm!

8. Go Shopping

Retail therapy, however temporary, is such an indulgent and fun way to fade away any inkling of the fears of freezing. It can bring so much pleasure to traipse the streets with friends or alone and to find shiny, pretty things and soft, woollen warm treasures to bring home. As well as fulfilling the age-old rite of hunting and gathering, shopping is quite an ambitious feat as you generally spend hours walking through all sorts of wonders and lose yourself in the twinkling lights of boutiques and stores.

If I could choose, I would happily make like a bear and hibernate in a cave for 3 – 4 months during the coldest period. Eating till I’m full and then sleeping for weeks on end sounds like a most delightful solution to me, alas I am human and have learnt to find other benefits to my circadian rhythm sleep cycle. Winter to me is something that I used to spend plenty of time avoiding by moving around with the seasons, however in the last couple of years I see the balance of nature and life in staying with the seasons. Winter gives me an opportunity to nurture and develop new ideas and prepare them for the coming spring. It is a time to rest and take in more of the world, to study and stay in. In winter we have the opportunity to be more intimate with our friends and lovers and enjoy the quieter more gentle side of the yearly cycle. Make this winter the best one yet! Let me know of some things you love to do in the colder months to keep the happy glow inside alive.

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