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Do you love your body? I mean... regardless of whether you are (by society's standards) the perfect weight, overweight, underweight, couldn't give a @%$k about your weight... do you really love your skin, bones and fleshy Self for all that it is and has to offer?
For me, a 36-year-old woman living in 21st century Sydney, body love feels like the holy grail. The same can be said for almost all of my friends and female colleagues, no matter if they're too fat, too thin, too tall, too short, body perfect or paling in comparison.
So very few have body love and happiness. And even the ones who are seemingly BODY PERFECT don't allow themselves to love their bodies. Does anyone out there not agree that this is completely f%$ked up?
As I write, I feel the wet in my eyes and I'm all of a sudden angry about this, really angry, perhaps even for the first time in my life. In the past, my body hate has allowed me to feel soul small, unworthy, uncomfortable in my own skin, tired and even bored of my ground hog day experience of body... which for many years included not only disordered eating but a full blown and very secret eating disorder as well. It plagued me from approximately the age of 12 to 21.
But now as a woman in her thirties I'm mad about this, red hot. Disappointed in my elders across the land. Cantankerous and wanting answers from the collective. I'm mad for me and all my fly girls. Elders, you were supposed to be looking out for us. What happened?
Instead, you accepted a world that requires us to fight a body beautiful battle from the day we were born. Well, body perfect is nothing but a bullish%t ideal. Wasted energy. It's pursuit is an atrophied life. Just another reason to inspire self-loathing, hold us back from our true potential and generate money for an industry that prays on our weakness and insecurity.
I'd like to suggest that Radical Self Love, a term and way of life first spoken of by the very fabulous Gala Darling, is the only way forward for us all and, right now, I'd like to tackle this issue head on... both with and for women everywhere. I'm not the first to be affected, I am one of millions, squillions. And I know that I will not be the last.
I believe that Radical Self Love approach is the only way we can begin to drop back down to 'be' in our bodies and love ourselves whole again. And... as a by product of our radical new approach to body love, we will be healing our souls all over. Ahhh.
So where do we start? At Soul Sessions on Sunday August 10, that's where. CLICK HERE FOR EVENT DETAILS AND TICKETS. Come along. Bring your sisters, your mother, your girlfriends, your daughters, your colleagues, your loved ones, your all.
I have never been happier. Life is SO good. Every day just keeps getting better. Why? Because of the OMG BLOW YOUR MIND results people are getting as they join, experience and graduate from our Good Life Programs at Soul Sessions.
As the Soul Sessions collective continues to explode, it has become one of my most treasured daily rituals to receive words about the profoundly powerful shifts people are experiencing in their relationships, health, business and finances.
Knowing people are living better lives as a result of our work at Soul Sessions makes me incredibly happy and life completely loveable. THANK YOU for trusting us with your most precious resource - YOU. Check out whta people are saying about our suite of good life programs below.
SOUL GOAL GRADUATE and Business Owner Alicia Freeman says:
"The Soul Goal course has completely transformed how I wake up everyday and view the world. Neuroscience, evidence based techniques and proven strategies as taught in the Soul Goal course has given me the ability to start to rewire my own brain and change my thoughts and habits.
Justine’s passion, knowledge, varied experience and encouraging approach is infectious and she presents the information in a clear, logical flow that makes learning easy. I looked forward to each day of the course and I’m blessed to be in such a nourishing Soul Goal community where I can continue to build on the skills taught.
Four days out of the course I can already see by implementing the tools I can create my own positive change. It’s an empowering way to choose to live - knowing that I have the ability to create my own reality.”
NEW PARADIGM OF BUSINESS MASTERMINDER and Business Owner Richie Dutton says:
"I can't speak highly enough of the New Paradigm of Business Mastermind Group at Soul Sessions. The course combines the power of the mind/body with strategic and essential business skills, allowing you to function at your peak levels.
I have a bachelors degree and diploma that took four years to finish yet I have learnt more in the last few months than I did during those two degrees combined.
This is because this course allows you to become "superhuman" by nurturing your strengths but more importantly breaking down any barriers that hold you back from succeeding in your venture. The course has allowed me to believe in myself no matter the size of the goal, essential skills in brand values, and most importantly it has given me clarity on why I do what I do!"
SELF EXPRESSION THROUGH SOUND & Soul Sessions Founder Eloise King says:
"I first discovered Matt Omo’s sound healing work in early 2013. I arrived at his healing centre on the recommendation of some friends who had been doing his work for a while and had only wonderful things to report.
Now, having been Soul Vibing with Matt many moons over, I am so glad I found him. What I realised during that first session, was actually to my surprise, just how strong my conditioning (from my parents, my upbringing, my schooling, past work cultures) to be silenced was and how blocked my inner voice had become.
Week after week, as we were invited to close eyes and connect with, bath in, and play with the ecclectic mix of sound and rhythms delivered, I relaxed into the experience until my inner voice was freed, bit by bit. Eventually, I was able to release a whole bag full of old shames and express myself without blocks and inhibition.
The number of sound healers with Matt's level of skill and expertise are few and far between globally, which is just a small part of what makes Matt's work so special. It is premium in nature, unavailable to most and accessible by a lucky few. Combined with your courage to peel back life’s layers, great things will be revealed to you. The real you will emerge in all his or her rawness and glory. I can't recommend Matt's work highly enough and I'm so excited this course is now available to everyone through Soul Sessions."
SOUL GOAL GRADUATE, MC, Voice Over artist Zoe Sheridan says:
"I highly recommend Soul Goal Mentoring Program. It was life changing. I’m not being dramatic… it literally was and still is. The timing was perfect for me to start Soul Goal. I was broken hearted, grieving and had veered off “my path”. My heart and soul longed for love, support, understanding and guidance.
The universe delivered with Soul Goal mentor Justine giving me all this and more with fresh new ideas, techniques and meditations that healed me, opening up ‘pathways’, choices and my imagination.
My Soul Goal peers became my friends who comforted me through my tears, hopes and dreams, believed in me and celebrated my victories. My personal Soul Goal was imagined three years ago. One year ago, I tweaked it but still 12 months on I had done nothing about it! It’s now alive and almost ready for it’s ‘birth’! Watch this space.
I am beyond excited and more importantly have begun a beautiful relationship with my Soul Mate…. My Self! Soul Goal doesn’t end with the course. You are supported with weekly, very powerful, AMAZING meditations. Trust me, you will love them. Thank you my beautiful Eloise for the priceless gift of Soul Goal and for introducing me to Justine. Your souls have touched mine forever."
NEW PARADIGM OF BUSINESS MASTERMINDER Sonia Schofield says:
"Joining the New Paradigm of Business Mastermind Group at Soul Sessions has been the best thing I have ever done for myself and my business!
The information and strategies shared have helped me develop solid foundations for my business that didn't exist before and the modules taught have been life-changing (truly life-changing).
I have met so many great people (mentors and colleagues) who have enhanced my journey and continue to do so. The support provided through this mastermind group is amazing and I would recommend it to anyone wanting to give their existing business a giant jump forward.
I feel lucky and thankful that I am able to be a part of this amazing program. The New Paradigm of Business Mastermind Group is for anyone wanting to make a change in their lives and business, and make a profoundly positive impact on the world at the same time.
SOUL GOAL GRADUATE and leading PR Agent for all things Soul, Justine McKell says:
"So grateful to be part of the community Eloise has created at Soul Sessions. I have always made lists and goals about things I want to achieve. Every year it's loose weight, earn more money, find true love blah blah the same thing goes on the annual list and I kick myself for never getting to that ideal weight, income, relationship.
Being part of the Soul Goal program has been a true game changer for me. I've experienced my own very specific wins in areas that have always eluded me... till now!
Our Soul Goal mentor Justine Ruszczyk has a wealth of knowledge, and being part of the Soul Sessions community to be able to follow everyone's aspirations and watch their wishes and desires come true is literally like experiencing magic in action… but it doesn't stop there.
The weekly meet ups and the private Soul Goal Facebook community online is awesome as well - a nice reminder to constantly connect back into the tribe. Personal growth is vital to the success of any business and individual. I cant' recommend Soul Sessions programs enough."
Pagan wisdom dictates that winter is a time to slow down; be still; take stock and re-evaluate the genuine texture and quality of our lives. As the temperature drops in Sydney, and winter sets in, there is no time like now to go inward.
“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have," said Eckhart Tolle. "Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.”
If you do life right, there is a ridiculous amount of joy and life juiciness in each and every moment. And the best bit is that for those who want it, it's 100 per cent available to you right now. KABOOM! Yours. It's true.
Chances are, having read the above, you are having one of two experiences.
1) Perhaps the preceding statements are resonating strongly, so strongly, with you. You know they are true, you want them to be ONE with your ever day reality but you still feel somewhat removed from them as your authentic experience of life. If this is the case, you are very, very close. Don't stop. Keep going till your heart is exploding with love and the good life juice is dropping out both nostrils.
2) This all feels like a bunch of baloney to you. It does not resonate at all... in which case, the only truth is that we have a lot of work to do and we must get started pronto. A new reality awaits you.
You see, life is too precious to wish away. Now in it's fourth intake, our Soul Goal Mentoring Program at Soul Sessions is designed to support you in cultivating more love, more connection and more good life abundance in the life that YOU wake up to every day.
It supports you to identify the most potently beautiful whispers of your heart so that you can own them, love them and make them manifest in the here and now. Present time.
Your Soul Goals are too important to put to the side for even one more week. If you want them, they CAN be yours. POOF! Just like that. The question is, are you ready to find out how?
Guest blog from Soul Sessions Swami, The Gong Guru Matt Omo
Vibration or sound is creation.
“In the beginning was the word, ” said St John.
And now, quantum physics tells us that all matter is ultimately vibration. In essence we are sound.
I believe, well beyond any shadow of a doubt, that in each and every one of us is the vibration of creation is wanting to emerge. There is a soft voice, uttering the inspired song of our soul. It is so close and comforting that we often neglect it like the hum of an old fridge.
The expression of this inspired voice is the most valuable thing we will ever possess. If we allow it to express AND create space for the soul song of others to be heard, we will open a collaboration of humanity like the world has never seen. Yet… our soul songs often get buried under years of conditioning, judgments, fears and insecurities.
They become trapped, never to be sung and subsequently lost with an authentic life that was never truly lived. Why? Because knowing your soul song and then expressing it requires a sensitivity to Self that many people fail to develop due to 21st century busyness, personal fear, or blah-blah fill in the blank of disconnectedness.
As Myra Brooks Welch eloquently writes in the poem, The Touch of the Masters Hand...
The Touch of the Masters Hand.
'Twas battered and scarred,
And the auctioneer thought it
hardly worth his while .
To waste his time on the old violin,
but he held it up with a smile.
"What am I bid, good people," he cried,
"Who starts the bidding for me?"
"One dollar, one dollar, Do I hear two?"
"Two dollars, who makes it three?"
"Three dollars once, three dollars twice,
going, going for three,"
But, No, From the room far back a gray bearded man
Came forward and picked up the bow,
Then wiping the dust from the old violin
And tightening up the strings,
He played a melody, pure and sweet
As sweet as the angel sings.
The music ceased and the auctioneer
With a voice that was quiet and low,
Said "What now am I bid for this old violin?"
As he held it aloft with its' bow.
"One thousand, one thousand, Do I hear two?"
"Two thousand, Who makes it three?"
"Three thousand once, three thousand twice,
Going and gone", said he.
The audience cheered,
But some of them cried, "We just don't understand."
"What changed its' worth?"
Swift came the reply, "The Touch of the Masters Hand."
"And many a man with life out of tune
All battered and bruised with hardship
Is auctioned cheap to a thoughtless crowd
Much like that old violin.
A mess of pottage, a glass of wine,
A game and he travels on.
He is going once, he is going twice,
He is going and almost gone.
But the Master comes,
And the foolish crowd never can quite understand,
The worth of a soul and the change that is wrought
By the Touch of the Masters' Hand.’
The depth of wisdom emerging from this poem can be interpreted in many ways. For me, a committed sound healer, its meaning is profound.
If you consider the violin as our body, the bow as our mind, and the masters’ hand our own heart… then the sweet sounds produced become the voice of the inner self (our soul).
Within this framework of understanding, the poem suggests that it is the power of our true and authentic expression that brings real value into the world. Anything short of this leaves both us personally, as well as those around us feeling flat and underwhelmed.
To continue the metaphor, the crowd then becomes representative of judgment - either the judgment of others or a projection of our own inner judgments.
When the Masters Hand (the heart) takes control of the bow (the mind) then the value (judgement) the crowd places on the item shifts upwards and into a much higher vibration.
To me this poem speaks to the idea that we all have a soul song to sing. It is the most valuable thing we possess. By allowing it to resonate from our hearts, through our mind and body with the skill of a master violinist we in turn make our lives valuable and ultimately inspire the lives of those around us that are privileged to witness it.
After years of working with sound and seeing how it relaxes our bodies, opens our minds, elicits emotions and smashes through blockages that may have been , I know it sound used skillfully, and indeed our voice used intentionally, is not only a catalyst for change, but one of the greatest healing gifts we own.
If we can open our true Self-expression we can embrace a power of creation to release our soul song into the world. Put simply if you open your voice, you open your life. So what value do you place on your true voice out in teh world?
Are you going once, going twice for one dollar or two? Are you playing with the touch of a masters’ hand or sitting silently with a clenched jaw? I'm curious.
Eight years, 10 months and 12 days ago exactly, I walked out of a maternity ward with the most exquisitely precious bundle of baby boy in arms.
Just 5 days old he was, unequivocally, the most ridiculously beautiful thing I'd ever touched, held close, inhaled.
Pure love. Soft flesh. Big round crystal blue eyes. Ba-boom. Ba-boom. Ba-boom went my heart as I relaxed into the intoxicating uncertainty as to whether we were separate Beings, or One in each other's whole. Hmmm...
With him, my heart would explode and soften all at once; my eyes swelled with tears of liquid ecstasy; my knees weakened with the strength of his utter vulnerability and I marvelled at the incredible responsibility of motherhood. Whoa! God have mercy. Am I worthy?
The day he was born, was also the day that the Lioness within me emerged... from the deepest part of my soul. Her only role was to love her cub, and protect him at all costs, no ifs no buts, no nothing.
Just one day after returning home from hospital with my precious bundle now 6 days old, the Lioness raised her majestic head and roared. Twenty four hours later, I was a single mum. Just like that. Poof! What was, was now gone.
It took great courage for me to leave; required deep reserves of faith and knowingness; and it changed the course of my life forever.
I tell you this story because without it, I'm not sure Soul Sessions, my business, would ever have been born. The courage I needed to give birth and fly solo in the face of all my very real fears, is the same depth of courage I've had to draw on over the years to give birth to Soul Sessions, to stand by and experience her (my) growing pains and to love her (me) even when she is being a brat and causing me great pain and heart ache.
As my second child, there is no longer any uncertainty as to whether Soul Sessions and I are separate or One. In the same way that my son is unequivocally part of my greater whole, such is the truth about Soul Sessions and me... and such is the truth about you, the people, your business or career in your every day time-space reality. There is no separation. All the great spiritual masters will attest to that.
This is why we have chosen to embrace the New Paradigm of business at Soul Sessions. At its core is the tenant of Oneness. What is good for your business, must be good for your people and your planet as well, all at once.
New Paradigm businesses must be willing to forgo profit if what stands in front of them threatens the happiness of its people or the planet they inhabit every day. The New Paradigm of business has arrived and the rewards for those courageous enough to transition are many and abundant. Fact.
There has never been a better time in history to kick BIG goals financially and do good in the world all at once. The rules are very clear and specific. If you're a solo-preneur, a wannabe business owner or at the helm of a bigger operation wanting to transition smoothly for New Paradigm success, join us at our next Soul Sessions on Sunday, May 25.
It's called People, Planet, Profit - The New Paradigm of Business has arrived.
I'll be interviewing two very awesome new paradigm of business experts. Find out who they are and buy your ticket now at this link before the price jumps up from $67 to $97 tomorrow:
Big love xx
"Not everything that can be counted counts,
and not everything that counts can be counted."
~ Albert Einstein.
With religion set aside, Easter is about chocolate ~ giving, receiving and eating it. Yummo!
Or is it? In our busy and noisy world, the gift of Easter... I believe... is connection with the things we most desire.
Wrapped in a public holiday or two, Easter allows us to leave work and slow down for long enough to feel the sunshine on our face, the love in our heart and connection with Self, friends and family.
It's about enjoying the simple pleasures ~ a hug, a laugh, a walk outdoors or a hearty pat on the back.
In our busy and noisy world, it's most often our need to work, our pursuit of material wealth and first worldly pleasure that pulls us away from the stuff that we really desire. Wouldn't you agree?
But what if these same simple pleasures ~ love, connection and even the time, space and freedom to stop and experience the sunshine on our faces more often ~ could be built in to our working week?
There is a growing number of very talented, successful and inspiring people out in the world that say this is not only possible, but this is the stuff that is defining of the "new paradigm of business." They also say this shift is a necessary for those wanting to thrive and experience future success.
Just some of these great minds include:
1) Raj Sisodia, author of Firms of Endearment
2) Kevin Roberts, CEO of one of the worlds largest ad agencies, Saatchi and Saatchi
3) Paul Dunn, chairman of B1G1 (Buy1 Give1)
Their message and how to apply it in our world of work and business is just some of what we are exploring at our Soul Sessions on Sunday event, April 27.
Our Early Bird Tickets at $67 expire today. Tomorrow the price will rise to $97 so if you're thinking to join us CLICK HERE to book your seat today and join us.
What is that you most desire?
I woke up this morning, flicked a light switch on the kitchen wall and nothing happened.... Huh?
What do you mean the lights don't work? Why is the electricity not flowing in. What about our toast? Our internet connection? Our life?
That incredible thing that we expect to have available to me 24/7, every day, literally at our finger tips with the flick of a switch, was not there.
Not long after, I found this clip on our Soul Goal Mentoring Group private facebook page, posted by Soul Goal Mentor Justine Ruszczyk, aka Ms Awesome.
It spoke to me about the incredible gifts that civilisation provides, that we never stop to be grateful for... like light.
It spoke to me about the incredible gift that each and every day is. And I am certain it will speak to you and your friends too so please 'like' and share any inspirations, thoughts or emotions it stirs up in the comment section below so we can keep the love flowing on.
"You think this is just another day in your life?
It's not just another day, it's the one day that is given to you, today. It's given to you. It's a gift. Its the only gift that you have right now... and the only appropriate response is gratefulness.
If you do nothing else but to cultivate that response, to the great gift that this unique day is... If you learn to respond as if it were the first day in your life, and the very last day, then you will have spent this day very well.
Begin by opening your eyes and be surprised that you have eyes you can open. That incredible array of colours at is constantly offered to us for pure enjoyment.
Look at the sky. We so rarely look at the sky. We so rarely note how different it is from moment to moment, with clouds coming and going. We just think of the weather, and not the many nuances of the weather. Just good and bad weather.
This day, right now… this unique weather... maybe a kind that will never form and come again. The formation of clouds in the sky will never be the same as it is right now. Open your eyes. Look at that.
Look at the faces of people you meet. Each one has an incredible story behind their face… a story that you could never fully fathom. Not only their own story, but the story of their ancestors. We all go back so far and in this present moment, on this day, all the people you meet and all that life from generations and so many places from all over the world flows together and meets you here, like a life giving water if you only can open your heart and drink.
Open your heart to the incredible gifts that civilisation gives to us. You flip a switch and there's electric light. You turn a fawcett and theres cold water and warm water and drinkable water. It's a gift that millions in the world will never experience.
These are just a few of an enormous number of gifts to which we can open your heart.
And so I wish you can open your heart to all these blessings and let them flow through you… and that everyone you meet will, on this day, be blessed by you.
Just by your own eyes, by your smile, by your touch… just by your presence. Let the gratefulness overflow into blessing all around you. Then, it will really be a good day."
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By Soul Sessions Business Swami, Kat Kinnie
Clarity, clarity, clarity.
Sounds so simple, doesn't it? You wouldn't believe how many people go into business without this though, especially when it comes to their brand.
In my opinion, getting clear on your brand, what you do and why you do it is the single most important thing you can do when creating or developing your business.
You brand is at the heart of what you do. It is your essence. Without clarity and certainty about your brand you will be sending mixed messages out into the world.... ...READ MORE
By Soul Sessions Swami, Justine Ruszczyk
My family has owned a bookshop for over 27 years and I have seen every personal and business development book under the sun come and go (and read a lot of them).
But Napolean Hill's best-seller was always a stayer. It just looked so boring and old fashioned. 'How could anything printed in 1937 be relevant to business today?' I always wondered.
Running the Soul Goal Mentoring Group program at Soul Sessions and working as a business and organisational consultant with internationally renowned neuroscientist Dr Joe Dispenza, I have a particular passion for understanding the way the brain functions in order to apply this precious knowledge to transform ourselves, our lives and our community.
“Neuroscience” and the tag word “neuro” are buzz words everywhere and concepts of “neuro-business development”, “neuro-leadership” and “neuro-consulting” are all the rage.
But unlike most fashions and fads that come and go, this is one you don’t want to miss. After all, everyone has a brain, right? You may as well learn to use it properly! ... ...READ MORE
Napolean Hill's success principle videos on YouTube, are all in black and white and his delivery is very… well… of the time and proper. They are a fantastic resource... if you can stop yourself from falling asleep.
So, to bring all of his incredible wisdom and rigorously researched knowledge to life, Soul Sessions Swami Justine Ruszczyk and I have been studying and exploring Napoleon Hill's success principles so we can share them with the SS community in a way that is fun, accessible and easy to digest.
I've listed them all below and on March 23 we are running a live Soul Sessions event in Sydney to honour, celebrate and explore both the brilliance of this work, its relevance today, and also the new science that has now emerged in support of his foundational work... because... it's entirely possible that there is a missing piece of your dream life puzzle in the mix of Hill's formula for personal or business success.
"Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement," Napolean says. "Without a definite purpose and a plan, people drift aimlessly through life." And ain't that the truth!
If there's an area of your life that your always feeling a bit ba-humph about ~ perhaps your finances, your health or your relationship (or lack of) ~ ask yourself these two questions:
i) What is my definite chief aim? This is an outcome that is measurable and, once achieved, will confirm to you bend any doubt that you have been successful
ii) What is your plan to make it happen? Do you have one? ... ...READ MORE
Getting out the door on time to make your train, bus or work space on time each day can occaisionally be a struggle.
Missing breakfast, however, does you no good at all.
So today we're sharing with you a recipe that is perfect for those days when you don't have time to even think about what to make. And it's yum!
Preparation Time: 4 minutes
Makes: 2 servings
1/2 cup oats
1/2 cup almond milk (or skim milk)
1 cup frozen blueberries
* Optional: add stevia for sweetness
Method: Blend all ingredients in the blender and serve! It is that quick!
Never leave home without having your brekky - remember it's the most important meal of the day.
Let us know how you go and enjoy your day!
Every now and again I meet an evolved soul who tells me 'there is nothing we have to do, nowhere we have to go, nothing we have to be'. Ummm... huh?
Conversations With God author Neale Donald Walsche said these exact words to me in Hyde Park last time he was in Sydney… surfing royalty and film director Albe Falzon said the same thing to me last month as we talked about life while relaxing in a butterfly farm on the north coast of NSW. Many others have offered similar utterances in between.
I've always looked at them as though they're a little bit bonkers.
I mean, as far as I can tell, we live in a money economy and there are things that we definitely have to do if we are going to be able to pay the rent and buy the nourishing foods for Self and our loved one's little bellies. Right?
Breathing is probably the most familiar expression of the pulse of life.
For most of us, breathing is something that just happens in the background, with very little awareness on our part as it is innate and instinctual.
We don't have to learn how to breathe. We come into the world already doing it. But did you know that controlling the breath is one of the most effective ways of controlling how we feel?
When we practice conscious breathing, it becomes a powerful source of healing, with many positive effects on our body and on our energy levels.
The rhythm and the depth of your breath directly affects the state of your mind and the health of your body.
The Muladhara chakra (aka Root Chakra) is said to be located near the basal end of the spinal column and is tied to our feelings of physical awareness and comfort in many situations.
If healthy and open, you should feel emotionally well-balanced, sensible, stable and secure. You trust people around you for no reason, you feel present in what is happening right now, and connected to your physical body. If under-active, you will be fearful or nervous and experience unwelcoming feelings. If it's over-active, you may be materialistic, greedy and resentful of change. ... ...READ MORE
Headaches can be caused by a variety of reasons, some of which including tension in your neck, tight shoulders, and/or back pain.
Yoga can be a beneficial therapeutic tool for relieving headaches brought on by muscle tension and stress.
These yoga poses are designed to gently stretch and open those areas, while circulating blood to your head. So, Instead of reaching for pain relieving tablets next time you have a headache, try these yoga poses first to see if you can beat it naturally.
Sit in a comfortable position, place your right hand on the left side of your head and gently tilt your head to the right. Hold for a few breaths and then switch sides. Repeat on both sides one more time.
It takes the pressure off your hands and wrists by having you rest on your forearms. Take deep breaths while in this pose, and just let your head hang between your shoulders. ... ...READ MORE
In January 2014, 11 beautiful members from the Soul Sessions community joined us for a 12 week journey into the heart of their soul goals and the true nature of how to call them in.
They all knew "something" in their reality needed to change, that there was a hole somewhere in their soul that needed their love and attention, and that a life filled with more love, connection, freedom and good life abundance had to be available to them, somehow.
All they needed was the right understanding of how the Universe actually works, and the right loving mentoring to support them in the behavioural changes necessary for the desired shifts to occur.
Read on below to get a sense of the results they achieved and their experience from week to week at Soul Sessions. Alternatively you can go straight to the register page by CLICKING HERE.
"Soul Goal Mentoring Group is so personally touching that I almost have a problem labeling it a course.
There are no timelines to reach your goal. There is no competition. No wrong answers. I set my own path. It is an exploration of my own consciousness through the introduction of techniques and evidence that have made me aware of the ability I have to rewire my own brain and reprogram my habits.
It has taught me that with consistency I am more than capable.
It has shown me the importance of putting myself into a elevated state to achieve my goals, create, and most importantly connect… and connected I have with the world around me and my gorgeous Soul Goalers.
The sharing and support of the group is hugely uplifting! I'm pushing through 'just surviving' to 'creating everyday magic'. It's a much nicer way to live. Oh... and I also quit smoking (and we still have 5 weeks to go).
Thank you Soul Goal!
"After attending my first Soul Session a couple of weeks before I knew that anything that Eloise was running would be AMAZING and I wanted in!
Soul Goal group sessions are my absolute favourite time of the week! A time to listen, learn, share, love and expand. Each week I wait expectantly for the home-play to come through as I can't wait for the next piece of the puzzle in this exciting jigsaw of a journey.
I feel as if this is what I have been searching for, for such a long time and finally things are starting to fall into place and make sense to me. Do not miss the opportunity to take part in the Soul Goal Mentoring Group, it will change your life! :)
Words are on their way.
I've known Eloise for a good few years now and have loved her and Soul Sessions, so when I saw she was venturing into mentoring, I jumped at the chance.
My soul goal? It resonated with me as a deep longing, but it felt far away and separate, obscured by doubt and misadventure and the daily distractions of life.
What hooked me was the combining of cutting edge science and spirituality, and Justine's amazingly engaging style with profound and far-reaching information. She knows it, she lives it and she communicates it with skill and sensitivity. And she's funny too, a wickedly winning combination.
Despite all the courses I've done, the groups attended, the techniques tried and soon abandoned, the books read, this was a new way of synthesising things for me. Each week I have found myself amazed at the dots connecting.
It's not been easy for me, don't get me wrong. I'm head-centred and I think, think, think, my way around things. It's been challenging to have that deeply entrenched habit challenged. But, I find myself, week nine into the process, fully immersed, free to own all my doubts and difficulties, uplifted and supported by the beautiful group, and I know I'm making real progress. And it's not my head telling me that!
It's been a wonderful experience and I know my Soul Goal will be met, and my life changed. Hooray!
"Anytime spent with Eloise and her divine wisdom lifts my game, and getting to hang out with people who vibrate at a higher level hoping some of it may rub off on me.
I love Joe Dispenza's work the next best thing to spending time with the man himself is spending time with his friend and colleague, so I was really looking forward to meeting Justine too. Juzzy is the real deal and I am so grateful to her for all the very hard work she puts into preparation.
She facilitates the group beautifully too. There have been a couple of emotive moments she diffused where egos could have had a 'field day'. Not everyone can do that so seamlessly. Just brilliant Justine.
Both Eloise and Justine's responses are always carefully considered and insightful too.
I learn a lot. I have done lots of courses and am very familiar with many of the concepts. The group is a lovely synthesis and reminder of so much. I love the challenge of the home play and am always curious about its content. It is a beautiful gift every week. I'll miss that the most.
Each Soul in the group is a precious reflection of something profound I love the honesty and rawness of each journey and have to smile at the very strong overlaps in the challenges. Such beautiful courageous women. It is challenging, dignified, loving and gentle.
With Love and gratitude Debbie xx
The Soul Goal Mentoring Group was offering me the chance to really make some significant changes in my life and I would have the support and encouragement to see me through the challenges. I didn’t hesitate, in fact I became adamant that this would be it for me.
I have participated in many Self-development courses and studies throughout my life, from Landmark to meditation programs, and none have resonated more than the philosophy behind Soul Goal. The promise of a deep understanding of the theories and principles that will lay the right foundation for my soul goal manifestation, coupled with coaching in the creation of new habits, and scientifically proven strategies and support for instilling new subconscious programs to help me realise my soul goal…. Bring it on I thought!!
The stress of a fractured family, work pressure and my own emotional struggles had taken their toll over the last 12 months and I was fully ready to turn that all on its head. And that’s exactly what happened after the very first night, when I met these eleven amazing women who I was to share the next twelve weeks learning and creating with.
From day 1, mentor Justine Ruszczyk and Eloise delivered on their promises, and I walked away with an immediate and significant shift in my life. And each subsequent week has delivered more tools, techniques and theories for me to practice and implement into a life that is every day becoming more filled with joy, love and optimism.
I feel as though I am now truly beginning my life. No longer am I driving on auto pilot. I’m steering with a precise and intimate knowledge of exactly where I am going, and exactly the gears, acceleration and modifications that I need. I feel divinely empowered to fully accept where I have come from, take full responsibility for where I am going, and pursue it all with passion and joy.
My intentions for my relationships are now clear, and the responses I am receiving match those intentions. My children, my ex-husband, the people I work with, my friends and family. I am travelling positively with all the significant people in my life.
I am now fully aware of my innate ability and power to be kind to myself, my body and my mind. I love who I am now and who I have always been, regardless of what has happened in the past, regardless of how I look physically and regardless of the worry I once had about how I think others see me. I intimately understand how amazing it can feel to be working towards my soul goal. I am in charge now!!
However, don’t be fooled – the Soul Goal Mentoring Group is not a walk in the park – there is hard work and lots of practice, and it takes balls to really look at yourself and decide to be vulnerable and ultimately powerful. To stop being a victim and start being the creator of your own destiny.
But nothing could be more worth it. I can't recommend the Soul Goal Mentoring Group enough. It's worth it and it's AWESOME!!"
My goodness, we had a good time at Soul Sessions on Sunday, connecting and sharing wisdoms about life, John Lennon, Buddhism and more with special guests Jenny Kee and ex-monk of Buddhist awesomeness Dorje Walker.
There was so much awesome connectedness around... some planned... some spontaneous... including a very special pop up performance by the enchanting chanter Nadav Khan. I can't recommend his album OM enough if you're looking for some calming and conscious tunes to float around in your home or office. It's been on repeat at Soul Sessions HQ all week as I work.
Humble as pie, however, Nadav was keenest to introduce us all to a different album he has been collaborating on with Sydney based songwriter APPLEONIA, aka his wife Jessica Chapnik Kahn. It's called ‘OH’ (OM & OH... so cute!) and was an experiment that Ben Lee and Appleonia began recording in Lee’s home in Los Angeles. ... ...READ MORE
Oh my goodness. I've said it.
Along with the true loves and beautiful relationships that she has had (and lost tragically) throughout her life, Jenny Kee bedded John Lennon, Keith Richards and Eric Clapton. Whoa! It's true!
In preparation for my interview with Jenny at this Sunday's Soul Session, invited for her later life experience as a dedicated practitioner of Tibetan Buddhist, I've been reading her autobiography, aptly titled A Big Life.
And boy, has she had a big life.
She is perhaps best-known for designing the koala jumper that Princess Di wore when she as pregnant (pic right). But that is only part of it.
The young Jenny was a wild, creative member of Sydney's avant garde collective. She was snapped by the paps for the social pages of newspapers, invited to party privately with the world's biggest bands, she hitch hiked to Darwin on a whim at 3am, ended up at an after dinner party orgy, and set off for London to get away from it all and advance her creative career in fashion. Such was life. ... ...READ MORE
During a recent interview, Cosmic Guru Deepak Chopra invited me to turn every story in my life into a love story. I listened (click here to view) and gave birth to this blog. A Grand Love Story tracks our adventures from head to heart. Join us if you dare.