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Audio Blog: How to redefine your spiritual practices

Audio Blog: How to redefine your spiritual practices

Posted September 03, 2014

Do you crave and yearn for a set of spiritual practices that makes you feel connected? That brings you back home to yourself and reconnects you internally? To me, rolling out my yoga mat or sitting to meditate, journaling and being in mother nature are all part of my personal spiritual practices. Pretty standard stuff right? Cookie-cutter you might say? And that’s true, but it works for me. Yet, so do soulful chats with my soul-sisters, writing, cooking, laughing with my husband and being fully present when with family. Spiritual practices don’t have to be what the masses say is the ‘norm’. We don’t have to mechanically and absentmindedly ‘be’ spiritual because we feel we ‘should’ do it in a prescribed and standard way. Living a spiritual life can be via the mundane, everyday or the very things that you once thought were not spiritual – hanging your washing, playing with your children, have sex, reading in bed, dancing in your underpants. It can also be powerful rituals, deep meditations and chanting. It’s what you define as spiritual because of how they make you feel, live and be in this life. Your practices carry spiritual weight because of how you consciously and deliberately do and experience them, not necessarily what they are. In today’s AUDIO BLOG I dive deeper into how to redefine your spiritual practices. I offer up a few questions to help you explore this for yourself (see below). And I help you to see why it’s important that you redefine spirituality to be of and from your self. Self-referencing is the only way when we are talking all things spiritual. Read to jump in? HIT PLAY below to listen now. OR CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD (right click, save target as + download to your smart phone) Questions to help you explore and redefine your own spiritual practices 1. What do I consider to be a spiritual practice? 2. What does? What resonates with me? What makes me feel connection, clarity, coming home, centredness? 3. If I was to define and create my own set of practices what would they be? Comment below! I want to know your own, redefined spiritual practices. What resonates most with you and what do you do/experience consciously? Love + light, Claire x Read more

Chakras. Healthy Food. Oracle Cards:  3 Things I’m Loving.

Chakras. Healthy Food. Oracle Cards: 3 Things I’m Loving.

Posted August 29, 2014

I’m not going to lie; there hasn’t been much on my radar for the last few weeks. The first trimester of this pregnancy really had me disconnect from the world in the big way – I was barely online, the mere thought of scrolling through instagram or facebook made me feel nauseous. And my social life pretty much came to a halt. But since I’m now well into my second trimester I’ve slowly been emerging from what I can only describe as a hangover meets flu meets stomach bug meets depression (pretty picture right?!). Recently, I’ve delightfully been able to reconnect and soak up some life again.  So let me share with you the few but very special things I love right now. 1. My Chakras + SoMM + Belinda Davidson I’m not sure if you’ve ever had the chance to listen to this interview I did with my Spiritual Mentor, Belinda Davidson (if not, you MUST. CLICK HERE) where we talk about Chakras, finding your purpose and authenticity. Well, in it, I openly declare that “I love my Chakras”… and gosh, I really do. I first learned about these spinning energy centres during my Yoga Teacher Training some 5 years ago. For most of us, it’s easy to connect with them on an intellectual level. I could wrap my head around it. Fascinated somewhat, but did I truly get it? Was I living in reference to and from healthy, happy Chakras? Did I know how to work with them? Was it possible for me to harness their power? The answer was a resounding NO. That is until the divine Belinda Davidson entered my life. Over the last year I’ve been working consistently with Belinda and my Chakras to create a life of purpose, passion, inner and outer health, flow and love. Not to mention that working with my Chakras has directly led to a deep acceptance that I am meant to be a mamma, and that it’s a huge part of my journey and how to ensure my body was up to the task. Today I feel more connected to my energy body – I feel and live from this energetic space, not just my physical body or thinking mind. Over the first trimester of this pregnancy, after about week 5 or 6 I really struggled to work with the high vibrational energy of my Chakras as it would often leave me feeling woozy, ungrounded and unstable – not a good feeling when you are already spinning out from all-day-nausea! But since about Week 11 onwards I’ve been able to reconnect to my Chakras and tune back in. It’s powerful stuff to get a direct ‘reading’ as to what your mind-body-soul requires or where there is a block. Oh my. I am LOVING it – (re)connecting to my energy anatomy is a spiritual practice I adore.  I’m back into doing a daily Chakra Cleanse Meditation – sometimes a guided one or other times self-guided which leaves me feeling clean, light, ready. Not only that, but I really adore connecting to Chakra 2 where my bubba resides and breathing in warm golden light and love into that space. I imagine this beautiful soul is connecting to and soaking up all the good chakra juju and high-vibing off this goodness! I’m also crushing on my Chakras again because I feel that when I nurture them, they nurture me. Which means my health, wellness, spiritual life, career, love, relationships and now pregnancy and motherhood are supported in a way that I KNOW will make a true and profound difference. BIG STUFF. I have to mention here that a huge part of my understanding of and my ability to live from my Chakras boils right down to Belinda Davidson’s School of The Modern Mystic. Her Level 1 course takes you through, chakra-by-chakra, your energy anatomy and teaches you how to connect with it. How to nourish your Chakras, work with them, heal and cleanse them and make these energy centres work harder for you, in the right way. If you belief in the power of what you cannot see – our energetic body and the energy of the world around us – and you are passionate about growing, evolving and continuously striving to live an aligned, whole, authentic, rich, intuitive and guided life then you need to work with your Chakras. I’ve never met anyone that has taught me so much, in such a short space of time, and helped me truly transform and create real change on a deep level than Belinda Davidson. Here’s some good news for you. Belinda is running her SoMM Level 1 course again on September 29th. Head over here to check out her FREE Audio Masterclass. There are a few things I’d recommend wholeheartedly and without doubt – Yoga, Meditation, Clean Eating and Chakra Work! P.s I’m a proud affiliate of SoMM and Belinda Davidson. I only promote products/services/programs that I have used myself and/or believe and trust in.   2. Health, fresh food delivered to my door. Hello, Eat Fit Food! I’ve mentioned this brand before but I have to dish up some lovin’ for them again today. After almost two months of banishment from the kitchen during the first trimester – which meant two months of cooking every meal for my husband (you can thank extreme fatigue, an insane sense of smell and a repulsion for being around food) we were given the best break ever. Enter Eat Fit Food. This beautiful biz creates healthy, fresh meals and delivers them straight to your door. No lite ‘n’ easy here. We are talking real, delicious, super-conscious food. Packaged up nicely, portion controlled and insanely delicious. Every morning we’d receive a delivery that included a separate dinner for Chris and I. They took into account our personal preference and made sure everything was clean, cooked properly and fresh. I cannot even begin to tell you how much of a relief it was to not have to think […] Read more

Learn how to receive: invite in the divine feminine

Learn how to receive: invite in the divine feminine

Posted August 27, 2014

Open up your arms and your heart and be willing to receive. How willing are you to receive? Do you want to learn how to receive and to accept what is unfolding for you or to gratefully take what is being offered your way? Or are you a lady of action – doing, getting, hunting down, controlling… you know, making it happen! Did you know that the former energy exemplifies and brings to life the Divine Feminine? The energy of YIN. A softer, moon-based energy that doesn’t seek, but sits open and ready to receive. An energy that understands it’s role (and power) in allowing life to happen. Versus the latter which is the Sacred Masculine energy – the YANG. A driven, sun-based energy that is all about action, doing, controlling, structuring, planning. An energy vital in making it happen. And an energy that I’d bet my life savings on that most of us ladies are very, very good at tapping into. Both are powerful, both are needed to flow and ebb through life with ease, success, happiness, momentum, joy, peace. And truly there are different times and different seasons for these energies to take centre stage. For me The Divine Feminine is showing up in my mind-body-soul in a BIG and powerful way. It’s coaxing me into receptivity. It’s nudging me towards letting go of resistance and opening my heart. It’s encouraging me into a softer, more fluid and easy state. It’s showing me what surrender and acceptance really feels like. Today I’ve recorded for you an 11 minute Audio Blog where I talk you through how The Divine Feminine is showing up in my life and what that feels like. I also ask you to consider the balance of these two sacred and potent energies in your life and to consider inviting in The Divine Feminine and the beauty that unfolds from it. I know I’m not the only one that has been feeling this energy of late. I know that the Divine Feminine is stepping up and stating her case to a generation of women ready to learn how to receive and ready to explore a way that feels more intuitive and in-tune with their natural state. Maybe you are one of those women?  + CLICK HERE TO LISTEN OR DOWNLOAD HERE (Right click, save target as and then sync it to your smartphone and take me with you on the bus, train, morning walk!) Are you ready to connect to what you feel instead of what you think? YOUR TURN: I want to know what you think: How has the Divine Feminine energy of receptivity shown up for you? Have you heeded the call or are you still resisting? Do you need to balance our the feminine and masculine energies in your life? love + light, Claire x Read more

Claire Obeid

Hello there, I’m Claire

What am I about? Oh-so-much. A soul-centered and heart-driven life. Inside-out wellness. Shadow work (from the darkness comes the light!) Truth-seeking. Leaning into the joy of life.

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