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Own and love every part of you

Own and love every part of you

Posted March 25, 2014

Are you prepared to lean into, not away from, the shadow of your soul? Some of my greatest inspiration comes from my clients. I might be reading a book, or studying something in particular and then the universe (who really wants me to pay attention) will send along a client who perfectly demonstrates what it is that I am learning for myself. The lesson that most stands out at the moment?. Well, my beauties, I feel it’s time for all of us to step-up and own every single part of ourselves… particular the parts we have concealed and disowned. How can we be fully and completely WHOLE or heal on a soul-level if we don’t OWN every part of ourselves? I’m not just talking about our talents, our beauty, our gorgeous bodies and the stuff that comes naturally, or even the parts we don’t necessarily like but it’s not too much of a stretch to ‘own’. I’m also (and mostly) talking about the messy parts and the mess we’ve made in our lives. The painful memories. The shitty experiences. The stuff we’d rather walk away from. The truths that we don’t think reflect who we are (or want to be?). In today’s VLOG I explore this powerful concept within shadow-work: owning ourselves, and every part! I also share with you a technique that I use with myself and my clients to kick-start this process of revealing and owning that which we’d rather suppress, ignore and disown. ++ CLICK PLAY TO WATCH You will learn: What I mean when I talk about the ‘disowned’ shadow elements of ourselves What owning every part of you looks like and what it’s not! A unique technique to help you make peace with the part you have disowned The part of myself that took me years to make peace with and why I’ve come to love it. (I used to tell white lies, alot, as a kid… I hated it) Why this is self-love of the highest order ++ Share with me in the comments below: What are your thoughts? Can you see a part of you, an experience, a memory that maybe you have disowned? Can you imagine seeing the light in that shadow? Does it make you feel excited or uncomfortable to explore this process of owning? love + light to you, Claire x Read more

Get mystical with Belinda Davidson

Get mystical with Belinda Davidson

Posted March 20, 2014

Do you want to get witchy with me? I bet you’ve never been asked that question before! But truthfully, let’s get mystical! It’s time, isn’t it? Can you feel that there is a major shift going on in the world… people are opening up to ancient truths, to universal energy, to the knowledge that there is more to us than meets the eye. When it comes to spiritual and soulful work, I am constantly surprised by how many more people are talking and walking in this way. And one woman that is leading the mystical way is the incredible Belinda Davidson. I say incredible because… As one of my mentors she’s truly helped me on a profound level – energetically, spiritually, emotionally, mentally and physically! She is a medical intuitive and potently psychic – no bullshit here peeps, she is the real deal and not at all ‘woo-w00. (Thankfully!) Belinda is changing the world, one person at a time. Truly. Belinda’s official bio: Belinda Davidson is a well-known psychic, small business owner, author and public speaker. She is founder of The School of the Modern Mystic, a world class, online teaching facility dedicated to helping ‘modern mystics’ embrace spirituality and discover their life purpose. She is also a mentor and consultant, and amongst her private clients are also celebrities, public personalities, doctors and business leaders. She is often referred to as the ‘secret weapon,’ because she has always been able to ‘see into a person’ and know what is not working. Belinda is respected and adored for her practical approach to spirituality. She may be a full-fledged psychic, but there isn’t a woo-woo bone in her body. Pretty Impressive, huh? Well, before I tell you how you can get mystical and learn how to harness your OWN psychic abilities and talents (yep, I kid you not, we all have the power within us – we just need to learn how to unlock it) let me share with you a little interview I did with Belinda. I had the chance to ask Belinda a few questions to get an insight into this amazing women. Seriously, I think she is beyond words… the world (not forgetting myself!) is such a better place with her in it. I’m so grateful she has been gifted with such an incredible psychic ability, and even more appreciative that I have had the chance to work with her directly! I hope you enjoy Belinda’s responses as much as I did! ++ On the fly interview with Belinda I am most inspired by … Courageous people who are willing to face their fears, and move forward in life. What are you non-negotiables when it comes to your lifestyle? Daily chakra cleanse and White Light work. Days when I feel dark, heavy, off-centre are…. “Ego” days, where I need to let go and accept myself more. I often tell myself on those days that, “Where I need to be in life, is right here and now,” and that brings me back into the present moment. I handle those days by… I often tell myself on those days that, “Where I need to be in life, is right here and now,” and that brings me back into the present moment. The one thing I wish I could pass onto friends, family, the world is… Don’t wait to start living. Live! My most pivotal and profound life-changing epiphany was…. And it taught me…. When I realised that my psychic gifts weren’t a curse but a blessing. It taught me that I can use these abilities to help people heal, become psychic too and discover their life’s purpose. I come alive when… I’m alone, in the dark, meditating or drifting in and out of nothingness. (Or when I’m raw dancing). I shrink and feel ‘lost’ when… I compare myself to others or check email or Facebook too many times a say. (Don’t we all! Claire) I believe without a shadow of a doubt…. If you work on your chakras and get them working, your life will become magical! I’m still figuring out… Why I decided to do 6 month courses in The School of the Modern Mystic. People love them but it’s so much work! I believe in the chakras + white light so much because… …they work, and are the most powerful tools for spiritual development I know. (I second that! Claire) Becoming ‘mystical’ is important because By doing this we are re-claiming our psychic and healing abilities. ++ School of the Modern Mystic: Let’s get mystical! Now, tell me… are you keen to get mystical? Want to let out your inner with? I know I do! Me, me, me! I’ve been called, for at least a whole year, to tap into my soul more, to power up my intuitive sight and to learn how to work with ‘energy’ more. So, you may have already seen a few mentions of this ecourse on facebook, but nevertheless I absolutely must tell you about this course! The School of The Modern Mystic is Belinda Davidson’s 6 month training program. This is a course like no other. As Belinda herself says this is not a ‘study’ only course. This is a training in becoming mystical. You will learn how to… Change your energy, and change your life Awaken your inner witch Discover your life’s purpose and learn how to pursue it! Become the greatest version of yourself and serve the world in our best possible way The course focuses on your energetic system – learning how to work with the chakras. It also teaches you about white light and how to channel it and work with it to manifest what you truly desire. You’ll also learn about mindfulness and put it into practice, daily. The best bit is that you are learning from someone who does this on a daily basis – Belinda can see into the energetic body of a person and see their past life history. She also works with white light […] Read more

What are you judging?

What are you judging?

Posted March 18, 2014

What’s with all the judgment? Is it just me or has anyone else been noticing alot of ‘judgment’ flying around? That’s a strange thing to ‘see’ hurling through air space, but nevertheless, I’ve been noticing alot of people laying it on thick as to what they think is good, bad or otherwise. A little story for you: the other week I was signing students into the yoga class I was about to teach when a particular student was commenting that her pass had expired and that it was very ‘un-yogic’ of us not to extend it (which I might add lasts for three months!). When she said ‘un-yogic ‘in her judgy-mc-judge voice, I remember thinking, wow, really – could we also say that you are being un-yogic by judging this business (yes, a studio is still a business!) as un-yogic?! It actually floored me. I laughed it off instead – not concerned with reacting to her judgment. Hand-on-heart, old Claire would’ve have definitely bitten back… and it would’ve been awkward and unnecessary! ++ What’s the deal with people (and I’m not excluding myself here!) believing that their perspective, attitude or way of doing something is RIGHT. Who even came up with this whole right-wrong, black-white crap? Why does tearing someone else down and judging another fellow human being, make us feel better, more important and validated about who we are in the world? It says bucket-loads about our own state of affairs, doesn’t it? To me it screams: I feel small, so I need to make you feel small too I think I’m better than you, it’s the only way I know how to feel good about myself I made a mistake, tearing you down makes me feel better about that I don’t feel important, ever, judging you strokes my ego I am always the important (smartest, funniest, always right) one, which means by default you’re not ++ Let me just reiterate here again, that I’m commenting on myself here just as much as a ‘general’ commentary on judgment. Judgment is something I have worked on and still need to check myself on! And I bet, if you’re damn honest with yourself, you probably need to work on it too. Reflecting on Judgment As I sat, reflecting on the judgment I had witnessed or experienced, it gave me alot to think about. Especially considering that I witnessed ‘judgment’ in full throttle at least two more times that day and since that day, many more times. Scary. So, I started to consider – do I need to shine a light onto judgment for myself? As always, whenever something charges me I choose to see the reflection. What the heck is going on for ME in this? Why am I noticing it, reacting to and even commenting on it. Turn the spotlight on you In that reflection process I pulled out my journal and asked myself a series of questions. You might like to scribble these down too and come back to them later (or now!) when you aware that judgement is pulling on your skirt tails. 1) Who am I in judgment of? 2) What am I in judgment of? 3) What do I believe to be good/right/true? 4) Where have I been unwilling to practice compassion and understanding? 5) How often do I judge myself? ++ It is such a powerful exercise! It showed me the very small, almost ignored moments where I am in automatic judgement mode: the way someone drives, the food someone eats, the choices people make, the belief system someone has. Mostly though, I discovered that I am often in judgment of myself: my worthiness, my ability, my everything. Judgment meets compassion I realise that because judgment is something we are often blindly partaking in – towards ourselves and others – that we need to come at it with a hefy dose of (you know it!) compassion! There is no point reacting to someone’s judgment with a hot head, or beating yourself up for judging others. Soften into the truth of it. Arm up with some love and compassion and come at it from a place of intrigue, inquiry, honesty, willngness. Look past it. Under it. Ask yourself what’s really going. Perhaps the questions above will peel back a few layers. I invite you to check in and ask ‘what’s with all the judgment?’ Ultimately, by reflecting on our own behaviour we are doing the kind of self-enquiry work that creates real transformation. REMEMBER THIS: You are NOT that ‘kind’ person – just because you go into judgement doesn’t make you a person to be ashamed of. It makes you human – one with an ego. Oh that’s right, just like the rest of us! Your turn: Confession time! Finish this sentence in the comments below: *I am mostly in judgment of ________________* love + light, Claire x //This blog post was adapted from a recent newsletter I wrote to my tribe (are you on the list? come join us by signing up below!) about judgment and I had such a huge response that I wanted to share my insights here. Read more

Make this: Vegan Rice Paper Rolls

Make this: Vegan Rice Paper Rolls

Posted March 13, 2014

The last few weeks in Sydney, as Summer slowly drew to a close, have been sticky. Humidity levels have reached uncomfortable… Which means, for me at least, my appetite completely wanes. I can’t quite stomach a heavy meal when it’s hot. Anyone else? Is it that just me? The other day my hubby and I felt inspired to whip up a light, summery and mostly raw meal. The result – the most delicious, satisfying and damn-easy dinner (lunch, snack – whatever you want it to be!). Because I hate having to read through a whole post before getting to a recipe I’m going to dive right into this one for you now, with these parting words – freaking delicious! What you’ll need: (makes approx 12) 2 carrots, grated 1/2 red cabbagge, grated 1 large handful of snow pea sprouts 1/2 avocado – mashed up 1 red capsicum sliced thinly 1/2 cup of peanut butter 1/2 deseeded pomegranate Big handful of chopped coriander Tamari Sauce Fish Sauce Pomegranate concentrate (optional) 1 fresh lime Sesame seeds 1 tsp Dried Chilli Flakes Packet of Rice Paper Sheets What to do: Mix all the veggies together, except the avocado and peanut butter. Mix up your sauce – a heavy handed splash of Tamari Sauce, Fish Sauce + 1 tsp of pomegranate concentrate, chilli, salt and pepper to taste, juice of the lime. Follow the instructions on the rice paper sheets – dunk one sheet a time into a wide, flat pan with hot/warm water for no longer than 5 seconds. Lay flat onto a clean chux dishcloth. (Not paper toweling, the rice paper sheets will stick!) Spread some peanut butter onto the rice paper towards the back 3rd of the sheet. Pile on 1-2 tbls of the veggie mix and a dollop of avocado on top. Roll gently – fold the sides in first and slowly roll it up. Continue with the rest of the sheets. Serve with a drizzle of the sauce (it’ll be in the bottom of your veggie mix) and a sprinkle of sesame seeds. Voila! Heaven. The best part? You can go wild with veggies, fillings and flavours. Spinach and prawn? Sashimi Tuna and wasabi mayo? Pork + Mint? Mmm Eat and enjoy! Claire x Read more

FEAR = False Evidence Appearing Real

FEAR = False Evidence Appearing Real

Posted March 11, 2014

FEAR = False Evidence Appearing Real In today’s vlog I pull apart that word – FEAR – that we all know and often live from all too well! I dive into the word FEAR by looking at how it actually represents false evidence, that we have bought into and believe wholeheartedly. ++ Why do we believe in our fears? Why do we buy into our fears with such intensity? How do we work with fear instead of against? How do we loosen the grip fear has on us? ++ I loved every single moment of filming this VLOG for you. And, speaking of fears, I have been busting through one of my own which is to let things unfold naturally, without structure and without planning and perfecting. So, in this video (and with most of my videos over the last 6 months) I chose to speak to you completely intuitively and in-the-flow with this video. Unplanned. Raw. The only thing I knew was that I wanted to talk about FEAR. ++ In the VLOG take a good look at: What I mean by ‘evidence’ – using life as a yogi (and a teacher) to bring this to life The limiting beliefs that hide under that feeling of fear How to use the word FEAR as a mantra and harness it to check in and make different choices How to use FEAR as a teacher Why I don’t always think we should always ‘Feel the FEAR and do it anyway’ Why simply feeling fear is an important process How fear can put you outside of your comfort zone, in a good way! This is all about reframing our perspective on fear, dismantling the control is has over us and harnessing it for our own growth and evolution. CLICK PLAY TO WATCH Your turn: Where has FEAR (False Evidence Appearing Real) showed up for you this week? Share with me below! love + light, Claire x Read more

BREAKFAST IN UNDER 15 MINUTES

BREAKFAST IN UNDER 15 MINUTES

Posted March 06, 2014

Working as an entrepreneur from home has its perks. I no longer have to share the office fridge and kitchen with my colleagues (which always meant cleaning up after the messy ones). I don’t have to head out to grab food – I have a fully (and gratefully!) stocked fridge! I don’t have to pack my breakfast/lunch with me – which means I’m not carrying around 3 different bags (like I used to). Having said that, my days, although balanced and fulfilling can sometimes be busy and I don’t necessarily want to be in the kitchen cooking for longer than I need to. Which brings me to breakfast. By far the most important meal of the day, but you already know that don’t you? Forgive me for not wasting time here heralding the power of breakfast… let’s just all assume that we get it – there is no way we can function properly (after fasting for 8hours, asleep at night) throughout our day without a good meal to start off with. The question is, you know it – breakfast is key – but are you dedicated to nourishing your body properly? I’m hoping so, but going by the amount of clients I work with that totally skip breaky because they are too… a) busy b) tired c) disorganised … I’d bet that many of you sometimes (not always) skip the one meal that really, truly matters. ++ To hep you out, I’ve got 6 delicous breakfast ideas that are all ready in under 15 minutes. No excuses, huh? These breaky options are meals that I personally enjoy, regularly. I rotate, I change it up, I make sure I don’t get too bored, but generally, I don’t get caught up in having to make breakfast ‘special’. Now, what I mean is this; of course you want your breakfast to be delicious, but too often I hear people complaining that they are bored of their food. So, let me just say this once and for all: The primary intention is to FUEL your body with clean, nutritious food. It’s not about indulging in a complicated, gourmet meal that’s going to impress your neighbours. It’s about fuel and function. Yes, make it delicous, yes, make it interesting, but seriously let some of the emotional attachment to your food disipate a little. Save the complication for an expensive night out and just get in a consistent and healthy eating pattern, especially at breakfast! Ok, rant over. Onto breakfast! 6 Breakfast Ideas Ready in 15 minutes! 1) Avo on toast: Gluten-free sourdough (there are some great oat or buckwheat varieties available now) with lashings of avocado, fresh herbs, lemon, pink salt, pepper, sliced organic tomatoes and some alfafa sprouts on top! 2) Pre-made bircher muesli: Make a batch, keep it in the fridge, enjoy for 2-3 days (great to pack up a little container and take to work). P.s this is a dairy-free + sugar-free version Try this recipe: 2 cups gluten-free muesli (sans dried fried). Chuck in some chia seeds, coconut flakes, activated almonds 2 tbls of cinnamon + nutmeg Soak in 2 cups of coconut water + 1 cup of coconut yoghurt Let it soak overnight in the fridge. In the AM add in a sliced/grated green apple and off you go! 3) Payapa + yoghurt: For those of you that really don’t feel hungry in the morning, but you need something to tide you over until mid-morning (when you should refuel again) then this combo is a great digestive primer. It gets the digestive system awakened and ready to go and is a super detoxer as well. 1/2 deseeded payapa Squeeze of lemon juice over the top 2 tbls of yoghurt of your choice (sheep’s, goat, cow or coconut) Handful of crushed nuts sprinkles on top. Dig in with a spoon. 4)Pre-made nutty granola: Again, something you can make once and really enjoy for days! This is one of my favourite breakfasts. So filling and stupidly tasty. 4 – 5 cups of previously activated nuts (whatever nuts you prefer – I like almond, walnut, brazil, pistachio and macadamia). Toss in 3 tbls chia seeds, 1 cup coconut flakes, cinnamon to taste and 1/2 cup of coconut oil. Bake in the oven at 120 degrees for around 15 minutes. When it’s out and cooled, toss in some goji berries, puffed millet and/or brown rice. Store in a sealed container in the fridge. When you want to eat it, serve with your milk of choice (I prefer homemade almond milk), yoghurt and fresh fruit like sliced banana or whatever is in season!) 5) Scrambled eggs + avocado rice cakes: Seriously, this is so quick! Spread lots of avocado onto two brown rice cakes (Nature’s Harvest does an awesome organic version with nothing added but brown rice). Flavour as you wish (salt, pepper, seasoning) and then scramled up two eggs, pop on top and munch away. 6) High protein smoothie: I’ve posted lots of recpes before on smoothies. Check them out here. One of my favourites is an energy-dense one that will keep you going for hours. And no, it’s not green! 250 mls of nut milk or coconut water 1/2 cup of blueberries Coocnut flesh if you can get your hands on it. Other good alternatives – 1 tbls of tahini, or nut butter or yoghurt 1 raw egg or 3 tbls of brown rice protein powder 1 tbls of coconut oil  1 tbls of chia seeds Vanilla bean powder to taste 2 dates deseeded Blend and enjoy! ++ A few other options from my recipe section that can be pre-made ahead of time: Zucchini + Coconut Pancakes, Buckwheat pancakes, Quinoa Porridge and Vegetarian slice. All of these you can make in a batch (freeze if you need too) and have them ready for the week – perfect for those of you exceptionally busy and needed to save time. Click here for more of my recipes. ++ Ok your turn: I know you must […] Read more

A CALL TO ACTION: IT’S TIME TO LOVE YOUR BODY

A CALL TO ACTION: IT’S TIME TO LOVE YOUR BODY

Posted March 04, 2014

This is a call to action. It’s time to love your body more. Are you ready? Are you with me? ++ The body our spiritual selves inhabit is so much more than just flesh and bone. It’s the vehicle we are blessed to have that allows us to be playful, adventurous, move, breathe, live, love and so much more. Your body is DIVINE. Sacred. Damn beautiful, if you ask me. Yet, why is it so easy to forget that? Speaking from experience, I know how easy it is to harass our gorgeous bods with hateful thoughts and cruel words. Today’s VLOG was inspired by the realisation that I had that, for the first time in a long time, I was playing in that negative head space again. Call it your ego, your mean-girl, your saboteur, that inner-voice of disdain… whatever you choose to call it, we all know how easy it is to let that unwelcome energy into and overtake our minds, hearts, bodies. I’m here, admitting that I have moments where my body, (beautiful, hard-working, patient body) cops an emotional beating. But I’m also here to check myself, and YOU, into remembering how profoundly special our bodies are and to remind you to LOVE your body so much your heart sings out with joy. I’m not going to go historical on you and start explaining WHY young women (and men) struggle with loving their bodies (society, culture, religion, sexuality)… Even if you don’t ‘know’  why, you get it, don’t you? You get in, in your heart – the suppression, the sexualisation of women in media, the patriarchal society (Ok, I’ll stop – it’s hard not to go into it!) I’m also not going to go into why we need to love our bodies. Seriously, you get that too, right? It’s not that you ARE your body – definitely not, you are so, oh-so, much more than that… You are the universe. You are divinity. You are spirit-soul You are god-like. Because you are all those things (energy, really) you need a vehicle, a costume of sorts that will allow you to be here on this gorgeous earth and do your thang.  That’s what your body is all about. Despite that truth, your body, although it’s not who you really are, is still a vital and integral part to your journey. It is part of your divine journey, so we can’t ignore it, discredit it, treat it poorly, harm it. And that includes the way you think, feel and talk about your beautiful body. All I wanted  to do with today’s VLOG is friggen INSPIRE you. To finally get you to say ENOUGH. I will not talk and think this way about myself any longer. I DESERVE MORE. I AM MORE. I AM ENOUGH. I want you to walk away from this post feeling a little more in love with you – the whole you, the thighs that rub together, the saggy breasts, the crooked nose, the scar(s), the stretch marks, the short legs, the too long legs, the good bits, the forgotten bits, the parts that you take for granted, the *insert the part you wish you could change here*…. You are perfect. Yes, you. Maybe the realisation that you are pure perfection – the divine personified – will encourage you to love yourself in the way you deserve. Maybe that’s going to that yoga class, eating clean, cutting back on booze, sleeping more, working less, slowing down, finding balance, meditating. So without further adieu, click to watch the video where I share: What I particularly don’t like about my body, right now Why we need to reframe our perspective for more bodylove. What I’ve been doing to change my mindset towards my body and how you can too! How being conscious, aware and respectful is what our body deserves The call to action – how to spread the #bodylove message online! CLICK TO WATCH: Are you with me? Is it time for you to love your body? Share below by finishing this sentence: *I love my body because__________* love + light, Claire x Read more

MEDITATE MINDFULLY WITH ME

MEDITATE MINDFULLY WITH ME

Posted February 25, 2014

I have something I want to tell you. Now this might seem a little ‘geeky’ to some, but to me, what I’m about to share, is actually a huge indication of how far I’ve come with my meditation practice. I rise everyday at 5:20am. Around 3am I tend to stir awake with the same thought: “I can’t wait till it’s time to meditate” After 3+ years of daily, dedicated meditation (with a few hiccups along the way) I am in a place where meditation IS my life-blood. Just as water, air and sunshine is. Stillness. Clarity. Connection. I have spoken about meditation SO many times on this blog. When it comes to wellness – living a balanced, perfectly healthy and truly happy life – meditation is by far the number one prescribed tool. All my clients know this. In fact, anyone that will lend me their ears knows it too. So I wanted to share part of my beloved meditation practice with you. In today’s VLOG I invite you to learn a gorgeous, simple and powerful practice known as Mindfulness Meditation. I share with you my own daily routine Talk you through how I practice mindfulness Explain how you can bring this practice into your life I highlight how mindfulness is all about being present CLICK PLAY TO WATCH ++ I also mention my new offering, launching next Monday 3rd of March: The 21 Day Meditation Project 3 WEEKS OF FREE GUIDED MEDITATIONS. Yes, FREE. I have to say I felt a really, really strong calling to offer this to you for absolute nothing. It’s big, it’s bountiful and it’s seriously going to rock your world! At the time of writing this blog post I’ve had over 800 amazing souls jump on board and sign-up to this project. How incredible is that! I can’t believe all these beautiful people are committed to opening to stillness, clarity and connection. I know that we can raise the roof with some seriously high vibrations through such an incredible collective of meditators – imagine, all those people meditating on the same day? That really lights me up! I hope it does too and you’ll join us. In the VLOG I give you some exciting information about what’s included in The 21 Day Meditation Project. Please feel free to share this FREE Meditation Project as far and wide as you can. Bring it on! ++ YOUR TURN: After watching the video finish this sentence below in the comments: “I believe in the power of meditation because…” love + light, Claire x Read more

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