The Essence of Communication

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At the heart of most human communications are words of some kind. What are words? They appear to be one or two-dimensional manifestations of concepts, thoughts and ideas that we wish to express to one another. In their purest form, they express observations of what IS, or appears to be. At their most basic, words are descriptive, neutral symbols. Ice cream and murder are equivalent at that level. There is no value afforded to either Continue reading

I Looked in the Mirror and What did I see?

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My friend Joy and I decided to do a blog exchange in July, and her only caveat was ‘something fun.’ So we decided on the idea of a date, time and instruction that we’d give each other, and write about what we learned from that moment. (I wrote this on 25 July, and as life would have it, we both became busy and the exchange didn’t happen. This post feels relevant right now, so I Continue reading

Abundance and the Comparison Trap

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There has been a lot of focus on the abundance front lately, and it seems that many people share a resistance: ‘if I have a lot (of anything), I will be taking someone else’s share.’ This engenders all kinds of reactions – feelings ranging from guilt to righteous indignation. It’s become clear lately that this is all a part of the old structure distortions connected to competition and comparison. There is no room for competition Continue reading

Living with your Heart Wide Open

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*This was originally published as a guest post on the wonderful Steffie Vandierendonck’s blog, Intuition Explained, in April 2014* What’s it like to live with your heart wide open? Well, I won’t lie to you, some days it can feel pretty shitty. So why read on? Because it’s the greatest gift you’ll ever give yourself and the world. As we dig deeper into our own truths, vulnerabilities and human-ness, we develop a compassion for ourselves Continue reading

Deconstructing Ownership

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*This was originally published in Resonate emagazine‘s inaugural issue, in May 2014* The Shift is underway. We’re past the point of no return, heading into the great unknown, and there’s some collective fear and anxiety around the idea of ‘how’ we go about this thing. What’s being made clear is that releasing is vital in this process of shifting, and when I asked ‘what do we have to release?’ the answer I got was ‘everything.’ Continue reading