Monday, October 29, 2007

The Three Masters - !st Master

Namaste to you all, well what an interesting fortnight I had. It was full of many teachings(or rememberings, as I like to call it) and wonderful heart opening experiences. I was very fortunate to go see the first of the three wonderful beings that had touched my heart. Last Sunday I traveled down south to attend a healing circle, it was run by a very enlightened being called Abdy.

Abdy works with the Christ energy, he aligns you to the presence of the Divine to the Divine's mind, to the Divine's heart and to the Divine Spirit. Before I talk about the amazing session I and everyone else experienced, I'll rewind it to the beginning of the the week. I put out an email asking if anyone wanted to carpool, I received two replies. Sunday came, so I set off in the morning, I left a little bit earlier so I wouldn't have to rush.

Well you guessed it, the universe had other ideas, other tests, other experiences installed for me. I picked up my first passenger with ten minutes to spare, too easy. We hadn't met before so we got acquainted with each other. We were suddenly interrupted in our conversation, to our surprise the main road not far from his place had a traffic jam. 'It's ok, we've plenty of time', I said, I'm not quite sure how long we were bumper to bumper, but the time had certainly been eaten up.

I remember thinking we've still got enough time, there's nothing to worry about. So we kept on our little merry way, chatting as new acquaintances do, we had alot in common, so the conversation flowed very easily and so did the time. We both hadn't been to my next passengers place before so we had to follow a map. First lesson for the day, try remain in the NOW!! even when your in deep conversation. My new friend was half way through his next sentence, when he suddenly said 'what was the name of that street?', when he looked on the map he realised that we'd missed the street we had to turn up by along way. I quickly turned at the next street and got back on the road heading back to where we'd already been.

As I was driving, I looked down at the map, we hadn't just missed her street by a few kilometres we'd missed it by heaps. Next thing of course she rang wondering where we were. By this time we were running late, I noticed I was starting to get a bit anxious. All the good intention of getting to the session with time to spare and in a relaxed state were quickly going out the window. I reminded myself to take a deep breath at this time, and remember to relax and trust that everything was going to be ok.

We finally pulled up at her place, I asked her if she new where we going?'I've been there twice before, but I cant remember', was her reply. 'You've got a map don't you?', she said, 'no I was hoping you had one?', well the energy started to go a bit pear shaped now. Thank god she had one in her car, though it took her a while to find it. Off we set again, this time we were even later, I could feel parts of myself starting to feel responsible for getting us all there on time. My second companion played her part well in this little lesson, she repeatedly said 'she should have gone by herself' and 'that she'd never have been late'. As I kept trying to remember to just trust that we would make it there on time, my new friend unconsciously kept trying to bring my lack of trust up. When I asked her to checkout exactly where we were going in the street directory it occurred to me that she couldn't really read a map, so I was really getting tested now.

See we all have parts of us that like to have control over certain situations in varying degrees and one of mine is, I like to know where I'm going and where I am on a map(probably a reflection on what I unconsciously do sometimes in life it's self lol). I witnessed myself now starting to get even more anxious. There were parts of me that felt like saying 'look just hand it over to the other person and see what they can workout'. Next minute bang!! something went under the bonnet of my car. I pulled over, this was the first time for many years anything had gone wrong with any of my cars.

Again I took a deep breath, this time my inner guidance said TRUST!!!!, I took a another deep breath and got out of the car and lifted the bonnet, one of the belts had shredded. My first thought was how am I going to fix this, the belt had rapped around the fan, I knew if I could cut the belt, the car was still going to be alright. Next minute a thought had occured to me, that I remember seeing a pair of scissors in my car along time ago and for some reason, when I went to take them out, something said to me (guidance) to leave them in there because I might need them one day, well this was certainly that day. I quickly cut the belt and off we went, no air conditioning and no power steering, but a car none the less that was still sort of drivable.

By this time a huge energy washed over me, part of me was starting to laugh at the whole situation. It was like I could really see the whole experience from above, for what it really was, for some reason to me it was so obvious, it was like it was too obvious, that I could really see through the illusion that had been unfolding all day. I tell you they must have been really laughing up in the clouds, placing all these obstacles in front of me, to see if I would fall from grace. Well for some reason this day, I was fully aware of what was unfolding and what was really going on.

This day my whole being knew, that going to Abdy was going to be special and for some reason after the first incident of the morning that I was going to be tested, that test is one of the most important tests a human being can have throughout their lifetime and that test is 'TRUST'. It's a big one, TRUST just about comes up on a daily bases, alot of things that happen to us are all about TRUST.

I know for me that TRUST has been a big issue throughout my life. When I talk of TRUST, I'm talking about real TRUST, by this I mean trusting in everything that happens in your life is for your highest good. Having a deep sense of TRUST in the universe and life itself as it unfolds. By having TRUST we bring in positive emotions like inner peace, a feeling of being centred and grounded. When we have these energies flowing through us, we are less likely to have negative emotions like stress, anxiety, frustration and fear, no matter what the situation.

Now looking at that day, it could have been quite easy for me to allow what was happening around me to overwhelm me. Don't get me wrong there were little moments where I started to waver, I feel though after all that happened I remained very calm. There were a few more little tests right up until we got there, but you get the gist of what I'm talking about here.

We eventually arrived at the hall, with one minute to spare, yippee. The day was absolutely amazing, the shifts I experienced were profound for myself and I believe everyone involved. Now you wouldnt believe what Abdy spoke of after the session, yep you guess it, it was all about trust and that no matter what happens in your life everything will be ok. The whole day was truly a blessing for me and a catalysts for what is to come in the near future for me and the rest of my life.

My true test of trust is coming up in the not to distant future, my guidance in a meditation had suggested to me that in the last week of November to the first week of December that it is for my highest good to go back to Byron Bay, a place I love. I had the same guidance nearly two years ago, to leave where I was and to move to Byron Bay. So as I promised myself a few months ago that I would always follow my guidance no matter what, so now I'm getting ready to go.

Now what I'll be doing there I'm not quite sure, I just have to go with an open mind and most importantly an open heart. So it really is the final test for me to fully embody TRUST, this lifetime. Our inner guidance is so important for us to follow if we want to experience a more fulfilling life, with hopefully a more easier path to follow. I guess as we live out our life here on earth, it's up to us as individuals if we want to follow divine guidance or our egoic mind. I believe which ever we choose of the two (and it is our choice) we will eventually get to our destination, sooner or later, one's just a little bit less of a bumpy ride. Then again, when I think about it, if we are to remember who we truly are this lifetime we sometimes have to get down and dirty. As you all know, most of the time when we are met with our biggest challenges and come out the other side, we usually don't just take a step, we usually make a jump.

To be continued....

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Lending a Hand

Aloha to you all, my friend sent me an email the other day, with a very exciting project. There's a wonderful group of people that have come up with such a simple way to help the world's poorer communities. The concept is easy and very rewarding, you loan money to people, who want to set up their own business. enables you to connect with and loan money to small businesses in the developing world (microfinance). You can make as little as a US$25 loan to help low-income entrepreneurs in the developing world. ‘Sponsoring a business’ is an incredibly direct and effective way for us in the West to provide affordable working capital for the poor (money to buy a sewing machine, livestock, etc.), empowering them to earn their way out of poverty and into economic independence.

As my friend points out, " this concept strikes me as being a great way for me to keep recycling money as well as provide scope to give more than a standard donation – when you get your money back you can use it yourself, or re-loan it. The old saying, ‘give a man a fish and feed him for a day; teach a man how to fish and he can feed himself every day’ morphs to ‘help a man buy fishing equipment and he can feed himself and his family, sell fish as a livelihood, and then repay you so you can do it all over again!"

I don't need to say anymore then, one of the greatest things a human being can experience in their life time is the act of giving to another from the heart. I know I'll be sponsoring someone, anything that's this simple has to be a good thing. So please check it out, you'll find all the info you need, again their website is , to give is to receive, its a natural law.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Home is Where the Heart is

Aloha to you all, I just realised that tomorrow is the, 10/10/2007 its exactly a year ago, that I left Australia for India. Like I guess most of us, I cant believe how quickly a year has gone. It truly only feels like yesterday that I was saying goodbye to a good friend of mine at Brisbane airport. I've been witnessing myself over the past couple of days and I've noticed that there's still apart of me that wishes I was still there.

I know that its so important to be in the now and its just as important to have a 'gratitude attitude'. Its funny in the past couple of days friends that I met over in India have been unconsciously contacting me again, to bring up my stuff. I realise too how most of them had touched my soul and brought me great joy. I also realise that its ok, to acknowledge these beautiful souls and my fantastic experience that I had in India and to just let it go.

Something else has come to my attention, when one of my closest friends came and stayed with me over the past week, I hadn't taken any photos of where I live. So I thought I'd place some photos of the area that I live in. It took me awhile to settle down here, because for some reason I never liked the place. If you'd said a year and a half ago that I'd be living in the Sunshine Coast area for a while, I would have laughed my head off, well here I am and have been living here for about four months.

I guess god/goddess wants me to really learn gratitude and to appreciate every part of my life no matter whats happening. I have to realise and fully embrace, that I'm exactly where I'm meant to be, doing exactly what I'm meant to be doing, period. This is a very important teaching for myself and probably most of the population, by having deep gratitude, acceptance and love for all areas of our lives, then we are naturally flowing with life. By trying to fight against certain areas of our lives we automatically become stuck. Instead of flowing down the stream of life in our little canoe, by fighting our circumstances, by resisting them we some how turn our canoe around and start paddling up stream against the flow, what does that bring? suffering and turmoil.

'WHAT WE RESIST, PERSISTS', its sometimes hard to understand this law or to even believe that its possible, believe me it is, 'SO LET GO AND LET GOD'. I had some experiences over the weekend that were very tempting to say least. Last week I was asked, to ring a friend of mine and find out times for a meditation class, I used to attend in another town, before I left to go to India. Well I found out, that my friend no longer lived there, so I got chatting to the lovely lady who owned the house. See my friend used to be her carer, he had told me about it a few months ago. It all seemed so perfect, she was still looking for someone, I had rang, she also wanted someone to do full time healing in her house etc etc. So off I went, down to have an interview with her, it seemed so perfect, I could help someone who really needed help, get back into my healing work full time, live where I really wanted to live, spend more time on my website. Though there was one thing missing, divine timing, my higher self explained to me that it wasn't for my highest good to go there now, plus a few other things.

I thought I had embraced my circumstances fully here, but as soon as an opportunity came up I was ready to drop everything and run. Its nothing to do with anything outside of myself, its feeling comfortable within myself no matter whats happening around me. When I fully learn this lesson then and only then will I move on, into another experience. I realise too that's there's lots of little reasons why I'm here. I ran into a lady not far from where I live, that has a few orphanages in Nepal, its been a dream of mine as some of you would know to first do volunteer work in Nepal, then set up an orphanage as well. She has plenty of contacts and information about it, which is a blessing, who knows it could be a huge reason that I'm on the Sunshine coast, was to meet this lady. Again a huge part of me just wanted to get ticket and go to Nepal, but again its all about divine timing and whats best for me now. For many reasons the universe wants me to stay in the Sunshine Coast, so that's exactly what I'll do, with gratitude, acceptance and love.

Here's some pictures.

View from my room.

The house.
The backyard.

This was taken at a small village called Montville, its about 45 minutes from my place.

This is part of the Kondalilla Falls, my parents used to live about a ten minute walk from here.

This is one of the headlands in a national park about a ten minute drive from my house. As you can see there's plenty of beautiful places to visit, that are only a short drive from where I live, how blessed am I.

Its Blowing in the Wind

Aloha to you all, I came across this article on a very important environmental issue, I've been talking about it off and on for many years now. The issue is, I've never understood how we live in a country(Australia) that has the capacity, to lead the world in new environmental
technology on a large scale and we've done nothing about it.

We have the perfect landscape for solar and wind technology, to probably supply most of our electrical needs, yet I bet you we probably have the least amount of it, in operation in the western world. Why? because for a hundred years we have been run by weak governments. Most of our history we have let other governments dictate to us whats best for us. First it was Great Britain then America, Japan and now more then ever its China.

Behind all of these countries are large multinational companies, with endless amounts of resources, what ever they want they get. Most of these are mining companies, Australia rely heavily on these companies to keep our economy staying strong. It doesn't matter about the destruction of our environment and our future. Its all about how much money they can make now, how many resources they can get now and the quickest way to do it.

For the life of me, I cant see why the Australian government and big business cant see the massive potential, we have in leading the world in new ways to harness our greatest source of energy, the sun. If there's one thing we have an abundance of here in Australia, its the sun and to a lesser extent wind.

I'm happy that someone has had the insight to use our true resources, that benefit both the earth and humankind. Just looking at that word 'Human-kind', we certainly need to take that name on in a bigger way, if we want to save our glorious planet. What does upset me a little bit is that it's taken an overseas company to get the ball rolling instead of and Australian company(which is usually the case). I just pray that now once and for all, everyone jumps on this bandwagon and pushes Australia to lead the world into a brighter future for the earth and all its inhabitants.

Conergy Plans A$2 Bln Australia Wind Farm
"SYDNEY - Conergy Germany's largest solar energy company by sales, said on Monday it plans to build a A$2 billion (US$1.8 billion)wind farm in Australia as part of a plan to expand the company's presence in Asia-Pacific." Planetark
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