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Hope~Beyond the Dark

I think this video of a mums experience of her son and his psychosis points out a few issues I recognise as important in life now as we know it today. I wanted to share it here and Thanks for the original share “out of a great need ” x

feeling alone … Whether by yourself or alone in company …. personal stories can offer a heart to someone who needs it, clarity about issues, understanding and hope.

An opportunity for people to share with someone their experience one they may not yet understand. It can influence people to connect with less judgement, also has the potential for the personal story teller to feel supported on a larger scale, more than with just by the people who are experiencing the same or similar, but a larger community.

I believe honesty in communication helps us operate at a higher level, bias and judgment may separate us, and hide us away from truly exposing ourselves to connect with someone else’s real experiences. Once we open our hearts to listen, we expand our capacity to love.

Truly, it’s the most newsworthy approach to topics including human issues that effect us all, and a positive step toward healing … instead of headlines that create hysteria, hatred, judgement and terror, and designed to influence people.

Sharing a personal story or experience has the capacity to impact others on a more personable heartfelt level.  In my view plays a part to creating more sophisticated human world x

Out of a Great Need

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40 days to abundance

day 3

A gift to myself


Day 3 of the abundance challenge….the day to gift to myself. The day I’ve been waiting for!

I have a list you see…I feel its been long overdue

My list

Get my hair done

buy make up

have a facial,

watch a movie,


have a massage,

read a book,

walk the beach

attend a concert

…… name but a few!

Today, with none of the above scheduled as yet, I knew it would take creative thinking to be able to add sometime for ME before I became swept into the momentum of a typical day in the life of a stay at home mum/entrpreneur/partner.

Living the dream…my rocky road!

Of course in these roles is ME, and within them I am inspired and am claiming in life everything i have wished for. So my problem solving with this challenge today is to work within the restraints of wealth at present in time and finances…( being on the right road, doesnt mean it will be a smooth one!) ……I guess Im  just trying to figure out how to incorporate a self care aspect in my day….. and today I need to think on my feet…so to speak.

So to honour this intention, I took off my shoes for the first thing this morning, and I painted my toes a shiny yellow 🙂 I walked about the house, in my bare feet, feeling the cold floor keeping me conscious of my new intention…to provide for myself, self care.

happy feet :)
happy feet 🙂


Japa practise

Later on in the day a window opened for me to meditate using the mantra from the abundace challenge. The japa practise, using the mandala beads, I recited om shrim maha lakshmiye namaha 108 times, and wondered about the power of sound of mantra and its role in meditation and felt grateful yet again to be embarking on this experience x

Join me on day four when I take a closer look at mantra, intention setting and creating a sacred space x