You will never meet a stranger. Why? Because everyone in your life, yes everyone, has showed up with a gift for you.
The gift could be to help you heal yourself and come back into balance. The gift could be to help you to give and/or receive love at deeper and deeper levels. The gift could be to show you a mirror to reveal your disowned and hidden ‘not okay’ qualities or to teach you the freeing power of forgiveness.
The gift could be to teach you about patience. The gift could be for you to have more fun, enjoyment and friendship in your life. So look at the people in your life one by one. Why are they present at this time? Any idea what their gifts for you might be?
I Am Totally Surrounded By Family All The Time.
All of our professional lives have been about one thing. We, Barbara and Terry, have taught thousands of people how to love. To love both oneself and others, because we can only love another to the same degree that we love ourselves first. If we love ourselves 40% then we can love others 40%. If we love only the good bits in ourselves then we can only love the good bits in others. Unconditional love is loving ALL the good and bad bits at the same time. We can’t change what we don’t accept and love first.
The upcoming marriage equality plebiscite for us is about love. Marriage for us is a contract where two people choose to learn about self and other love. Marriage is an ongoing and never-ending school of love. We do not believe we have the right to tell other Australians they can not enter this school.
Do children need a father and a mother to develop into healthy adults? In our view it’s far more important for children to have parents who teach them every day by example how to love.
We will be voting YES. When you cast your vote, please vote from your heart with love.
Vulnerability is the willingness to let people really see you, to do something where there are no guarantees, the willingness to invest in a relationship that my or may not work out, the willingness to let go of control.
Passion and vulnerability are house mates because if it’s okay to be vulnerable it’s also okay to risk living a passionate life.
Peaceful people believe that what makes them vulnerable makes them beautiful! Vulnerability is the birthplace of joy, creativity, belonging and love.
Let everything be as it is – no judgement, no right or wrong. When we let everything be as it is, we slowly and effortlessly sink to the core of who and what we really are. It happens by itself if we simply let everything be as it is.
Letting everything be as it is means there is no notion of any sense of self as being separate, there is no notion of another, no notion of the world, no notion of time and no position in relationship to anything that occurs.
To rest at this level for a moment, for a few moments, for an hour or for a day is very liberating. This is deep peace.
The human heart is much more than a physical pump. It is the gateway to higher states of spiritual awareness. In heart-centred consciousness our view and experience of life begins to expand and we begin to live our life in a new space.
This permits us to allow more love, vitality, peace, wisdom and abundance to come into our life.
The most powerful key to activating heart-centred consciousness is Gratitude. For two minutes begin and end every day with gratitude for your life, your loved ones, your health and body, Mother Earth and Mother Nature, all life animate and inanimate, your skills and your possessions.
We all have three eyes. Two for looking out and one for looking in. Why would we want to look ‘in’ when everything is happening ‘out there’? Because the treasure we seek is inside, not outside.
What is this treasure? Beauty, truth, abundance, peace and joy. You already have what you seek. You already are stunningly beautiful. You already are peaceful and loving. How come you may not know this?
Simply because you never or rarely look inwards, beyond superficial memories or recent experiences, so you rarely see your own riches.
Take a moment to stop, look in and see. Some people call this ‘meditation’. Don’t rush. Don’t search. Just look and be aware.
The name ‘Vanessa’ means ‘butterfly’. Vanessa’s father died ten years ago. When she was a little girl Vanessa came to love butterflies because her dad always pointed them out to her when they flew by. Together they would marvel at their beauty.
During a recent Father’s Day, Vanessa was missing her father. She touched a bookmark that her father had given to her as a way of connecting with her father.
As she did this a beautiful butterfly entered her home through an open window. It flew all around the house. When Vanessa put out a finger it landed on it and stayed sitting there for more than a minute. The butterfly’s next move shocked Vanessa because it flew from her outstretched finger to her upper lip where it stayed for several seconds.
Vanessa is sure that this experience was her father making a connection. Is the above true story a miracle? That’s for you to decide.