Daily Spiritual Practice: Five-Fingered Gratitude

Guide yourself to a centred, focused state of gratitude by following the steps below: 1. With your eyes closed, practice opening the fist of your heart by actually making a fist while inhaling, and then opening it as you exhale. 2. Breathe deeply as you allow the energy of gratitude … [Read more...]

Daily Spiritual Practice: Meditative Reading

Meditative reading is not about gaining new information. The purpose is to enter a different state of consciousness as you read. Read the following passage slowly... pause... and allow for a moment of reflection.   "When you surrender to what you cannot … [Read more...]

Daily Spiritual Practice: Bless Yourself

Do you have a feeling of being blessed? There is profound power in the simple gesture of blessing yourself. As a meditation, this practice is done with childlike faith and reverence. 1. Close your eyes and relax the muscles in your body. 2. Breathe your way beneath your … [Read more...]

Letting Go of Perfection

Someone I love recently asked me what I thought I had to offer the world. What immediately came to mind was the culmination of my life's work, the Manifesting Miracles eProgram, in which I teach women who feel secretly unfulfilled, frustrated and unworthy to tune in to the Divine and accomplish … [Read more...]

Do You Believe in Miracles?

There you are... and it gradually dawns on you that there is a massive disconnect between the life you've always dreamed of living - and your actual situation. Thing is, you've become good at wearing a mask. You manage to pay the bills on time and from the outside it may even look like you've got … [Read more...]

A Reflection on Gratitude

In this very month that I'm hosting a gratitude challenge in the Soulwoman Sanctuary, I have been held accountable by someone close to me for being ungrateful. Once I got past my initial indignation, I reflected deeply. How is it that someone who knows me very well can perceive me to be … [Read more...]

What Does Your Soul Want?

This morning during meditation, I came face to face with one of the frightened parts of my personality. I named her Hateful Hedda, since the meaning of Hedda is 'one who struggles'. Hateful Hedda is best friends with Fearful Flo, and together they dance through my consciousness with mindless … [Read more...]

Soulfood

I wake up to the sound of rain on the roof of our tent. The world around me is emerald green and steaming wet; the air alive with birdsong. It's our last day on Great Keppel Island. I have much to be thankful for. BEing in this moment. Experiencing this beauty. Appreciating the miracle that is … [Read more...]

I Don’t Have the Time, and Other Lies I Tell Myself

I'm a liar. There. I admitted it. I lie to myself all the time. I lie to myself every time I come up with the excuse that I don't have the time, or that it's too late to start now, or that I'll get my shit together... tomorrow. The truth is that it's not a time-issue, it's a priority … [Read more...]

A Fail-Proof Recipe for Happiness

Yesterday I bought a new dress. It's not  so much that I needed a new dress, but it was the soft purple of  the jacaranda trees that lined the streets of the city in spring where I grew up. Every time I look at my new dress I feel absurdly happy. This particular shade of purple does that to me. So I … [Read more...]