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CONTRIBUTORS TO THIS ISSUE pictured below left to right Nicole Bijlsma is a healthy home expert (building biologist), author of Healthy Home Healthy Family and the founder of the Australian College of Environmental Studies. She has had numerous TV appearances and provides free e-newsletters educating people about the health hazards in the home. Laureli Blyth is an NLP instructor and practitioner based in Sydney. She is the author of Neuro Intelligence; The New NLP Guide to Mind, Body & Spirit, published by Joshua Books, 2011. Leslie Caplan is an internationally published writer and artist living in Ashland, OR, USA. She is inspired to share here expressions with the world in hopes of inviting deep and courageous living.Jo
hn Goldhammer, Ph.D., is the author of three books, a psychotherapist, dream researcher, and passionate speaker. His most recent book is: Radical Dreaming: Use Your Dreams to Change Your Life (Kensington Publishing / Citadel Press). He lives in Seattle, Washington, USA. James May is a widely published freelance and creative writer. His work has appeared in various magazines and anthologies. He also has professional writing and editing experience in various community sectors such as mental health, drug and alcohol and HIV/AIDS. Madonna Melrose, makeup artist, has been involved with the beauty and fashion industry for over 25 years and has been responsible for some very prestigious campaigns in Australia and overseas, including Panasonic, Schwarzkopf, Reebok, Seafolly, Quicksilver, Bras‘n’Things and Optus. Personal clients of Madonna’s include Olivia Newton John, Pierce Brosnan, Jeremy Irons, Prince Albert of Monaco and the illustrious Dame Edna Everage.Jade Menzies is an architect working for Paradigm Architects based in Perth, who specialise in environmentally sustainable design in urban and regional areas of Western Australia. Michael is a business executive, as he says in his story, and he chooses to remain incognito. He is not pictured below. A.C. Ping is an internationally acclaimed author and self-mastery teacher. He has worked with people in Australia, the UK, Africa and America for almost 20 years. His trilogy of personal development books has been translated into 11 languages, and he has also written two business books and numerous magazine and newspaper articles. His writings and presentations explore the junction point between ancient wisdom, philosophy, quantum physics and neuroscience. Raym Richards is a practising shaman who teaches his Crystal Dreaming TM technique to practitioners worldwide. His stories are based on real life experiences.Ge
raldine Teggelove is the author of international best seller “Beyond Broke”. She is also a singer / songwriter. Dana Ullman has devoted his life to homoeopathy. He regularly speaks at leading medical schools and universities. He has authored ten books and authored chapters on homoeopathy in three leading medical textbooks. He also authors an exceedingly popular column at the HuffingtonPost. Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev Recognising that there can be no universal transformation without individual transformation, Sadhguru has dedicated his life to presenting powerful methods of self-transformation to people from all walks of life. He developed Isha Yoga – a set of scientifically structured programs, which have touched and transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Lisa Whatley, hostess of www.InfinityLightHealing.com
, is an international miracle mind mentor and self help empowerment specialist, energy medicine practitioner and published writer specialising in personal transformation growth programs. “The Key to Self Mastery IS Within ... Where Freedom Reigns!” Stella Woods is an astrology teacher and consultant based in St Kilda, Melbourne.
05 Soul mates: do they really exist? If you choose a mate because you want your body to feel a little better, we call that sexuality, and it can be quite beautiful. If we choose a mate because we want our minds to feel a little better, we call that companionship. If we want our emotions to feel better, we call that love.
06 Finding your courage through creative expression I paint and write because it heals me and sharing it is a celebration – my offering. I have a palpable longing to shine a ray of light into my own darkness and into the world.
07 Have you ever spoken to a nature spirit? It is within the vibration of the tree, flower, feather or rock, that we find its spirit; a spirit which vibrates with the ancient wisdom of peace, love, joy and prosperity. Tapping into this ancient wisdom is not only a cost-free, uncomplicated process, but also a beautiful unfolding of the lessons that our souls are longing to hear.
08 Depressive realism vs delusional optimism We create our reality through the stories that we tell ourselves about how the world works and our place in it. If you base your story on the past and all the evidence you’ve accumulated, then you are effectively closed to true possibility.
10 Depressed? Your dreams can help! by John D. Goldhammer After 20+ years of researching dreaming and techniques of dream interpretation, working with over 20,000 individual dreams, I discovered that the majority of our dreams have a profound intent and purpose. Dreams focus, with laser-like precision, on freeing us from anything that is self-negating and self-defeating.
12 Smart meters – not so smart Smart meters are receiving a lot of adverse attention worldwide for many reasons. Could it be the significant increase in your energy bill, the worldwide collapse of bee colonies (and ultimately our food source), the fire risks or the recent admission by the WHO that radio frequencies are likely to cause cancer that get your attention?
14 Why do things the hard way? Sometimes it feels like my demons and I have called a truce. I wake up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, bouncing out of bed with a smile on my face. I’ve got serenity and peace, my thoughts are crystal clear.
16 How to have happy memories If we can get the present moment right by experiencing peace, harmony, joy, love and happiness in our now – our past and future problems will take care of themselves. Anything good is possible just as all the negative imaginings are possible. Remember you only have this present moment, and it is this present moment that creates your next present moment.
19 Come to your senses : quality vs quantity A great deal of Australians live in homes that work against the climate, rather than with it. These homes are too cold or too hot, use more water and energy than necessary and are made of materials that compromise the environment and our health, and are comparatively expensive to run.
20 Breakthrough report from Swiss Government on efficacy of homeopathic medicine This breakthrough report affirmed that homeopathic treatment is both effective and cost- effective and that homeopathic treatment should be reimbursed by Switzerland’s national health insurance program.
21 Looking for reasons for her irrational fear Raym helps his client get to the bottom irrational fears that are destroying her life, uncovering an ancient and terrible being. His new apprentice accompanies him and returns with some interesting observations.
22 Natural beauty With winter fast approaching, it has never been a better time to address your night time beauty routine and really rehydrate your skin. You are going to love these beauty gems I have found this month, and here’s some food for thought – did you know that your skin gets more dehydrated in winter than summer!
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23 How to be in control of your dreams Dream incubation dates back to Egypt, Greece and Rome, 3000BC. It is a traditional way to deliberately induce the natural world of a dream. In the ancient days one spent the night in a sacred temple.
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29 Losing a friend but finding myself over coming out We were brothers except in name. Bonded through an understanding of what the other person was like and what made them tick. Last week our friendship ended. There was something I’d been keeping from Phil for some time.
30 April Stargazer 04 april 2012
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