There Is A Vitality

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Last weekend a band was recording at our place (photo above), and one of the guys gave everyone a printed copy of a quote from Martha Graham. Martha Graham was a dancer and choreographer who lived throughout most of the 20th century.
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Ego Is Not A Dirty Word

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Shirley Strachan of Skyhooks singing Ego Is Not A Dirty Word

Ego is not a dirty word
Ego is not a dirty word
Ego is not a dirty word
Don’t you believe what you’ve seen or you’ve heard

This is from the 1975 song Ego Is Not A Dirty Word, by popular Australian band Skyhooks.

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Can Limitations Be Useful?

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Saturn, the planet of manifestation through constriction, in astrology. Image from NASA.

Sometimes there are things we just can’t do. Not right now, anyway.

I’m all for unlimited thinking and believing we can do anything, but I also think we can choose to see the limitations we are stuck with right now as helping us.
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Love Gives Us Life

heart immortality

A couple of weeks ago Janni Lloyd wrote the following in a comment on this blog…

The more we open our hearts to each other, embrace our differences and, in so doing, love all aspects of ourself, the more aliveness our physical body has.

Thank you Janni for leaving these beautiful words! I’d like to explore this concept further, and this is how I see it… [Read more…]

Birds Returning, Returning Birds

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Superb fairy-wrens (aka blue wrens and superb blue-wrens)

These blue wrens are visiting the mirrored small window beside the front door at my mother’s house, in the country.

Normally they flit around all parts of the house, but at this time of year they get very excited by their reflections in the window, and spend all day there.
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Counterclockwise, by Ellen Langer

Could thinking we are younger make us younger physically and mentally?

Ellen-Langer.jpgThis question is discussed in Counterclockwise, a new book by Ellen J. Langer. It’s available now on Amazon, here: Counterclockwise

Dr. Ellen Langer is a professor in the Psychology Department at Harvard University. In 1979, she and 4 graduate students undertook a study where a group of male nursing home residents in their late 70s and early 80s were taken on a week-long retreat, where they were asked to live like it was the year 1959, i.e. 20 years earlier.

The results were startling… the men appeared to become younger.
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What If? The Movie, A Review

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What if? The Movie – Awakening is a must-see, in my opinion. Here’s why…

What if? gently breaks the news that we have unlimited potential. That the way most of us are expressing ourselves in the world today is only a mere shadow of what we are capable of doing and being.
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Finding Our True Selves

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This is a photo of me when I was little—Mum took it. The relevance to this post will become clear as you read on!

I’d like to share with you a visualisation exercise the group did once at a workshop I attended. I do this exercise now and then in my head when I want to settle myself—I found myself doing it this afternoon because I have been feeling out of sorts and unfocused for a little while now. 

I’m not suggesting it will change everything if you do it, should you feel the need, but you might like to add it to your list of handy tools. [Read more…]

The Genie That Keeps On Giving

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image from thesecret.tv

Frank and I finally watched The Secret about 4 weeks ago—we must have been about the last people in the known universe to watch it.

We loved it. 

I’ve been ignoring it for quite a while because I’ve been working with the ideas in it for many years, so didn’t think I’d learn anything new, and because from advertising I’d seen, it appeared it would be a bit “trashy”, with an annoying over-emphasis on obtaining material goods.

Instead I found a warm, human movie that inspired us hugely to get on with attracting more of what we want into our lives. Frank loved it so much he bought the book by the movie’s creator, Rhonda Byrne, and has already read it!

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What If? The Movie – Clip 4

Virginia-Ellen.jpgIt’s now evening on New Year’s Eve, here in Melbourne, and it’s time for me to bring you Clip 4, from What if? The Movie.

This is the last of the 4 promotional clips from this recently released movie I am showcasing. The other 3 are on my posts What If? The Movie, What If? The Movie – Clip 2 and What If? The Movie – Clip 3. I’m very pleased to have been promoting this movie!

In this clip, Virginia Ellen talks about people in the Himalayas who have babies at age 70 and 80, and who are still working at 140. She mentions that they have pure food, and she refers to their lifestyle. Like the other clips from this movie, this one is going outside of what we generally think is possible.
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