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A question I ask people when they consult me on changing their lives is: Do you believe in your own power to change and can you accept what you can’t?

The reason why I ask, is that people fall into a trap of being so out of touch with their own power.

They are addicted to suffering, have flawed belief systems that hold them back leading to insecurity.

For me, I discovered that I had to give up my need to know everything and certainly let go of controlling the outcomes. I had to embrace whatever emotional lessons came my way, clean up old karmic debts, and set up some new rules, boundaries and intentions for myself.

It’s always good to step back to refocus on the big picture and to forgive small and petty thoughts and judgements in ourselves and in others.

In support of this I am offering my 21 Day Meditation Course, which I mentioned in my last blog would be available this week.  Unfortunately, as I am changing email provider, this is not available on the new platform yet, so please bear with me and I will provide the link as soon as it’s ready. Meanwhile, here is a freebie from Day 1 …..

I’ve been teaching Meditation for 20 years and I like to teach it as a simple practice, which can reduce…. 
  1. stress

  1. increase calmness

  2. clarity

  3. promote happiness Learning how to meditate is straightforward and the benefits can come quickly.In this Challenge, I will offer you 21 days of basic tips to get you started on a path toward greater calmness, composure, acceptance and joy. 

Setting aside time for formal meditation is an important way to establish a routine and get comfortable with the practice. Even just a few minutes a day can make a big difference, so grab your calendar, diary or mobile phone diary and schedule in your daily meditation.  

It is helpful to meditate early in the morning or late at night because the world is quieter at these times.  It all comes down to your daily schedule. For example if you have kids, you may decide to meditate when they go to sleep.

It’s best to always meditate at the same time everyday. This creates balance, and will help you to incorporate meditation as part of your life.

Have you scheduled it and repeated it for the next 21 days?  Yes…..


Practice is important.  It’s a tool you can use to bring yourself back to the present in stressful situations.  The purpose of mindfulness meditation is to become mindful throughout all parts of your life, so that you’re awake, present and openhearted in everything you do.  

Mindfulness meditation isn’t about letting your thoughts wander.  But it isn’t about trying to empty your mind, either.  Instead, the practice involves paying close attention to the present moment – especially our own thoughts, emotions and sensations – whatever it is that’s happening. 

Today’s Challenge – POSTURE 

Sit on a comfortable chair and place a cushion at the base of your back, if necessary, to ensure your spine is straight.  Place your feet firmly on the floor, aligned with your hips and knees.  Imagine that a rod is going through the top of your head and down through your bottom.  You want to feel uplifted when you sit down to meditate.  

Or you may choose to meditate lying down.  Just remember, meditation is not about falling asleep.  I suggest that you place your feet on the ground with your knees up in order to maintain a sense of wakefulness. 

Rest your hands on your lap or drop your hands at your sides and pick them up at the elbow then drop them palms down on your thighs.  This is a natural axis point on which to rest them, providing a better support for your upright spine.  

Alternatively, you can place your right hand on top of your left with your thumbs very lightly touching, resting them on your lap at your navel. Symbolically, the left hand represents wisdom and the right compassion. In this gesture you are bringing the two together.

Let the muscles in your shoulder and back relax. Your shoulders can be pushed slightly back. This establishes a strong back while opening up the front body. There is a touch of vulnerability in this point of posture as we expose our tender heart.

Slightly tuck in your chin.  You don’t want to go so far that you are looking directly down at your lap but you don’t want your head held so far upwards that it may ache.  

Bring a sense of relaxation to the muscles in your face so that your jaw hangs slightly open.

Place the tongue gently up against the roof of your mouth to allow for clear breathing and slow down the swallowing process, which can be distracting. 

REMEMBER IT’S EASY: If you take the time to establish your meditation posture correctly, you’ll find it’s much easier to rest your mind and connect with the object of your meditation.  


I hope you enjoyed this introduction.

Practising Meditation for 21 days may be the most powerful area of growth this month as our own well-being (in body, mind and emotion) is often where we give our power away and expect someone else to save us, fix us, and keep us healthy.

Accepting help and support is different from giving your power away.

Accepting help is acknowledging your vulnerability and taking responsibility for getting support when you need it without expecting someone else to do the work.

Many of us tend to be very undisciplined when it comes to the practices we know will keep us healthy and balanced.

We can blame the environment, our genetics, our dysfunctional childhood, and all the factors that produce stress in our lives, but the bottom line and the position of power is to take responsibility for being co-creators of our reality.

The point of growth this month is a new understanding of how our emotions work and how they are connected to our physical nature as well as our thoughts and beliefs.

Perhaps you feel that you wish to go deeper.

Book a FREE Clarity Call to discover what you will get from my 90-Day Core Transformation Program, where your emotional issues, such as helplessness, fear, frustration, depression, self-destruction etc. will be cleared, just like clearing up your computer’s internal hard drive  

The predominant ‘feeling’ that will lead to where you need to work with me is ‘dissatisfaction’.

To the extent that you are dissatisfied in your life and you have work to do in the emotional realm.

Dissatisfaction often has its roots in disappointment that has its roots in unrealized or unfulfilled expectations.

It is easy to point to something outside of yourself to blame. This leaves you no power to do something about it.

It is more powerful to take responsibility, acknowledge your part, and without judgement decide to change it.

Being empowered by your own sense of responsibility and maturity and taking action is a sure way to get out of the low energy state that accompanies depression and feeling victimised.

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