A School for Creativity, Consciousness & Clarity

Weekend Edition 8

This week we have been in Melbourne teaching meditation, exploring, eating like crazy and in general having a ball. It’s been so great to connect with so many existing meditators and also to teach so many wonderful new students who are excited to become more creative, clear and conscious!! I froth!! For this weekend edition,…
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L E T T E R – The Two Wings

There is a beautiful concept with our meditation technique, about the purpose of twice-daily practice. In a nutshell, it’s that we dip into meditation, and then bring our best selves to the world. Diving past action, then coming into action. Yogastah Kuru Karmani;  establish in being then perform action/your dharma. Which in turn is benefitting…
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L E T T E R – The Old Creative Paradigm

I love it when slightly delusional ‘creative’ people or artists claim they don’t need order, they fly by the seat of their pants, and sometimes work all night, and never sleep the same schedule, and never, under any circumstances follow routine, as it inhibits their creativity. I am yet to find an example of someone…
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Weekend Edition 7

Arran and I are working on so many projects at the moment together, and it feels so good to have taken two weeks out from teaching just to write and create. We are relaunching our 7 Day Mind Cleanse e-book with a HUGE updated Edition 2.0 and also, drum roll, it will be available in…
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L E T T E R – Resilience

No human is born with resilience. Babies are small, vulnerable and incapable of doing anything at all for themselves, unlike animals, many of whom can walk almost immediately, swim right away, and are separated from their parents. Resilience and hard work are two things that are learned and can be expanded upon at any moment.…
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L E T T E R – Meditation and Our Thinking

This is one of the greatest gifts of transcendence that our meditation technique gifts us – moving beyond one’s thoughts. This provides us with a framework for the mind to settle into something other than it’s constant stream of thoughts, even momentarily. We saturate in something deeper than our views of the world, into pure…
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L E T T E R – Conscious Experiences

It’s hard to believe at times, that nothing happens to anybody which he is not fit by nature to bear, isn’t it? But it’s true because we are still here aren’t we. And through meditation, we are able to expand our consciousness so that this becomes not just a statement but something we can embody.…
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L E T T E R – Ceativityr, Love and Hate

I love this quote. Because the ego will tell us otherwise all the time, and ensure we are terrified of being hated. When we allow ourselves to be gripped by the ego, we water down our creativity, we stifle it, we muffle it. So we must truly understand this. Creativity is about standing in our…
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L E T T E R – Being Disturbed

Today I wanted us to all gain clarity around this essential truth. Have you ever felt rested, calm and full of love and taken a comment from someone with humour? Have you ever felt frustrated, anxious and exhausted and taken a similar comment as an absolute insult? The world is an inside-out phenomenon. So many…
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L E T T E R – Flux and Meditation

Meditation teaches us so much, and in particular Vedic meditation, where we are taught so many amazing things that become our blueprint on how to live. One area in particular with our practice can teach so deeply, and that’s that everything changes, everything is in flux, and to therefore not get attached. When I teach…
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L E T T E R – Vitality At What Cost

Fear drains vitality. There’s always some lurking fear around everything – that is getting the wrong diagnosis. I have had more conversations in the last week than ever with students, where if we dove down, we could after a bit of peeling back (uncomfortable yes) find the fear sitting under all the other fears. They…
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L E T T E R – Our Ideas Of Truth

Authentic and inspired educational teachers, spiritual teachers, coaches, and mentors have so much to offer us. Yet they are not the ONLY sources of truth. And when we shut off our minds and hearts to wisdom being available at all times, we miss out on the massive opportunity and gift that every day brings. One…
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L E T T E R – What To Nurse Then

There is an old Zen story that I really like, with many versions of it, rendered slightly differently, but I will go with this one for the purpose of this letter. Two monks are walking along a country path. They soon are met by a caravan, a group of attendants carrying their wealthy and not-so-kindly…
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L E T T E R – Perfectionists Anonymous

Hi, my name is Jacqui, and I am a recovering perfectionist. If you are not a perfectionist I can almost guarantee you know one. If you do, share this with them. Perfectionism is supposed to be about not missing out on anything and chasing everything, ideally, to fall into absolute alignment with some ideal or…
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L E T T E R – Is The Future Bright?

I hope this is how life feels for you, I really do. Arran and I have spent some time recently getting realigned with each other, what we hope for in our lives, what we are building together and what it might look like over the next few years and the next ten years and longer.…
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L E T T E R – What’s Really Attacking Us

What if we viewed every challenge right now as something to be learned? The universe hand delivering us our own custom education, to aid our growth and evolution. Never any attack’s, just people doing their best with the skill sets available to them, no matter how limited.  Instead of anger and frustration, how would it…
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L E T T E R – Our Real Work

I heard Ram Dass once tell a wonderful story. I’m hazy on the details of country and religion, but it goes along these lines. Ram Dass is in a monastery on a mountain in Asia, meditating and undertaking spiritual work with fierce dedication. Many months he receives a telegram and his stepmother is incredibly ill…
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L E T T E R ­ – Don’t Think

Instinctive living can be challenging when we are bombarded with opposing opinions backed by scientific studies that say exactly the opposite things. When friends have concrete options and ideas that seem sound yet don’t quite resonate. When we have an influx of information being fed to us daily, so much of it fake and when…
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Melbourne June 2019

COURSE IN INTEGRATED MEDITATION We would love to invite you to join our wonderful course in Integrated Meditation this June with all the support we offer long-term as your bonus and our gift to you!  If you wish to learn more in person, on the Thursday, June 6th;  Emily Snape will host a free introductory talk so…
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L E T T E R – That Flat Spot

The idea that we are going to always be in the flow, thriving and creative is ludicrous, yet we catch ourselves frequently disappointed when flat, uninspired and feeling uncreative. I know I do. And, we have to really check ourselves because the big questions is, are we flat and uninspired or are we procrastinating under…
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Weekend Edition 6

Weekends are always such a nice space to reset the system for ourselves and take the time to bring in clarity for the week ahead. So this Weekend Edition I wanted to focus on helping with that! Additionally, you might notice you are getting it a day ahead of the weekend. That’s because so much…
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Weekend Edition 5

The weather has been rather bleary in Sydney, and I think discussing the weather is a waste of time, even more so complaining about it, but I raise it as I have noticed how quickly I start fantasising about warmer weather. The exact same weather I started to moan about a bit end of Summer.…
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Weekend Edition 4

In Sydney, we have had a chill and rain in pockets and it will continue through the weekend. Our fireplace is going almost 24 hours at the moment and at the growers market I picked up lots of cheese, baguette and crisp vegetables to be cooked into warm salads. Tonight is spaghettini with ricotta, garlic, lemon, and…
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Weekend Edition 3

It’s been a beautiful week as Arran and I had a little city stay. If you want all the details of our Japanese experiences, check out Instagram post HERE. With teaching and everything else this week has delivered, I had a little hand from Arran compiling some things for this Weekend Edition. It’s getting chilly at…
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Weekend Edition 2

It’s been an absolutely huge week for me, and a giant weekend lays ahead of me teaching with Jeff Kober over all of Saturday and Sunday. I am quite sure I will be an eggshell by Monday, yet filled with inspiration. This week felt real and raw in my letters and I loved every minute…
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The Broad Place Weekend Edition Launch!

This is our 100th Letter this year!! Yay! And today we launch the Weekend Edition! And as I am a Virgo and recording perfectionist that unplanned synchronicity of this lights me up no end. There are so many things I want to share with you each week, yet, to be honest, I am now smitten…
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