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    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 becomeRead More

    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;  establishRead More

    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 inhibitsRead More

    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 updatedRead More

    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 thingsRead More

    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 saturateRead More

    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 thatRead More

    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. SoRead More

    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 asRead More

    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 isRead More

    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 (uncomfortableRead More

    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 outRead More

    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 byRead More

    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 chasingRead More

    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 overRead More

    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, noRead More

    R E T R E A T – Byron Bay High Grade Living Retreat

    Every year we host our magnificent Retreat at Byron Bay on Australia’s East Coast. You’re invited to join us at the luscious Atlantic Byron Bay where everything will be created around our three key pillars of Creativity, Consciousness and Clarity Retreat. Our wonderful inspired energyRead More

    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. ManyRead More

    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 beingRead More

    Melbourne June 2018

    COURSE IN VEDIC MEDITATION We would love to invite you to join our wonderful course in Vedic Meditation this June with all the support we offer long term with our Integrated Meditation program as your bonus and our gift to you!  If you wish toRead More

    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 questionsRead More

    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 gettingRead More

    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 sameRead More

    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 toRead More

    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 ArranRead More

    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 feltRead More

    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 withRead More