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JUXTAPOSED BELIEFS – WHEN SOMEONE SEES THE WORLD DIFFERENTLY TO YOU

JUXTAPOSED BELIEFS – WHEN SOMEONE SEES THE WORLD DIFFERENTLY TO YOU

Posted February 11, 2014

At least once a day I converse with someone (husband, friend, client, family) who has a thought or belief or opinion that is completely the opposite to my own set of thoughts, beliefs, opinions. It’s what makes us unique, colourful… special, even. But how do we make peace with our beliefs that might be directly against or in contrast to those in our life and their own beliefs? Have you experienced that – the clash of beliefs? Maybe with a partner, a best friend, your mum? You have? Awesome stuff – because  this post was written for you! In fact, it was inspired by a member of The Freedom Project who raised this very powerful question (above) and the many clients I’ve had who have raised this exact concern with me. What do we do when our nearest and dearest just don’t see the world and participate in life the way we do? I just had to tackle and explore it in today’s VLOG – I know many of us experience this clash often, if not daily and most likely within our closest relationships. Think about it for a moment. How do you manage the dynamic between yourself and your personal view of the world and attitude to life with someone else’s completely bipolar perspective? You believe in abundance. He believes that you get what you’re given, nothing more. You believe in a ‘glass half-full‘. He sees the world through critical eyes. You believe life always has your back. He believes that we are on our own. You believe in energy + all that cannot be seen. He believes that it has to be seen to be believed. ++ To help bring this to life a little more I share, personally, from my experience with my husband who definitely has a different perspective and a few belief systems that are the black to my white. Click play to watch: I share three powerful ways to make peace with someone else’s belief system I touch on my beliefs around money in relation to my husband’s I offer up tips on how to ‘manage’ it when someone else sees and believes in a way that you don’t. I highlight how the clash of beliefs and perspectives can actually benefit you I invite you to consider reflections and what they are teaching you about yourself Your turn: What is a major belief/opinion you have that clashes with someone you love? Can’t wait to hear from you in the comments below. love + light, Claire x Read more

SOULFUL LESSONS ON A MOUNTAIN

SOULFUL LESSONS ON A MOUNTAIN

Posted February 06, 2014

vulnerability | strength | softness | discipline | surrender | devotion These six words came together during a life-changing experience I had three years ago. A mash-up of energy, attitude, approach – thrown together unceremoniously in a way I could never have predicted. Nor would I have ever agreed that they would become the perfect recipe for true transformation… in the end, they were. Pure and utter perfection. They are contrasting. They are contradictory to each other. They don’t make sense, put together. Even as I write those out those six words, side-by-side, my left-brain wants to shriek – ‘Oh, no you don’t!’ But my heart, my soul… it remembers. It knows they don’t make ‘sense’ but it remembers that when you are trekking the Inca Trail in Peru you are at such high altitudes that you think you may have been drugged you are communing with the divine all whilst sweating, battling and pushing beyond your own personal (and perceived) physical limitations. … these words take on a deep, potent and ancient wisdom, an intuitive nature that would become my lifeblood, my lifeline. Today, I know these energies, attitudes and approaches are meant to be united – I know they are amplified when they are teamed up. ++ It was November, 2010. My partner and I were about to embark on a dream we each had. To trek to Machu Picchu… something we had both felt the yearning for years before we ever met. Here we were, about to ‘tick’ something off our bucket list. Together as a team. This was the biggest adventure we would ever take together or individually. 4 days. 45kms. 14,000ft. How little did we know on that very first day… eagerly awaiting instruction from our guide. Itching to take those first few steps of ascent towards the heavens. Ready. Pumped up. We didn’t know that ‘adventure’ would take on a whole, new, soulful meaning. It didn’t take long for me to grasp that I needed to tap into some deep well within – I had to find an equilibrium, juxtaposition and interplay of those six energies, attitudes and approaches. vulnerability | strength | softness | discipline | surrender | devotion At the time I couldn’t ‘see’ those words – but I could feel them, coming to life and guiding me. Almost as if they said to me “Claire, we’ve got this, leave it to us”. Vulnerability as we relied on our guides and  fellow trekkers, as we faced the challenges and in being ok ith feeling small against the backdrop and power of mighty Mother Nature. Strength to physically muster up the resources and ability to put one foot in front of the other, in high altitude conditions. Softness as we soaked up the mind-blowing vista of Mother Nature, in awe. Devotion – maintaining a steady breath, quiet mind and life-affirming discipline. Surrender to feeling weak, to falling down and to facing our demons on those mountains. Determination to dig deep – really, really deep – and keep going despite those demons. ++ We didn’t expect that our ‘team’ effort would quickly become two very private and separate journeys. Shared, but independent. My partner and I walked side by side, but emotionally, spiritually, psychologically we took separate roads. We each came face to face with the lessons that could only be learnt on those mountains. I watched my husband walk alone, as I waited at the top of the mountain. I sent silent words of strength + surrender, I pulled him up the mountains with my eyes. I cried as he cried. Eventually, we sat together overlooking great, open-mouthed valleys. Crying and holding each other as we cracked open, a little more, feeling deep respect for humanity, for life, for beauty, for love. Each day I dug deeper and I softened more. Each day I cried uncontrollably, as I walked – a combined outpouring of love and gratitude married with a deep release of unknown (and ancient) sadness. Each night I dreamt of snakes. Calling me, beckoning me. The guides told me Pacha Mama (mother nature) was inviting me to her mountain. She was calling my soul home. When I arrived in Machu Picchu I sat alone, on the edge of the mountain and meditated. Butterflies perched on my arms. I felt like I was cradled in God’s hands. Through the tears, the exhaustion, the inner battles, the joy, the devotion, I felt something powerful. I felt… Wild. Free. Alive. Drenched in soul. I never knew that through such a physically challenging, adventure filled experience that I could journey into spirit, connect with the divine, commune with nature and ultimately create an unbreakable bond with my own true self. I’d never felt saturated with soul and spirit, until I’d pushed my limitations and yet, simultaneously surrendered to the present moment. The lessons on that mountain taught me that in every moment we are called forward we must draw from a deep pool within us. And from that, we harness the energy, attitude and approach needed to carry us towards, through and out the other side of the lessons we are meant to learn – so we can reach new heights (literally and symbolically!) Love + light, Claire x This blog post is part of the Skinny Dip Society Blog Tour. Katie De Nouden is the beauty behind this incredible Blog Tour and the Skinny Dip Society. I am honoured to be one of 25 international bloggers – real women, living and loving life fully. These stories are all about feeding your soul, freeing your body, loving your life. Click here to check out the Skinny Dip Society Blog Tour. Check out yesterday’s post by Sarah Adler from Simply Real Health. Web | Facebook  | Twitter Tomorrow you can continue the SDS Blog Tour with Sarah Ann Noel. Web | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Read more

THE SACRED SOUND OF OM

THE SACRED SOUND OF OM

Posted February 03, 2014

Many years ago I attended my first ever yoga class at Dharma Shala in North Bondi. A friend took me to class and insisted that this was the institution when it comes to Vinyasa Yoga in Sydney. The class was full. The air was heavy with sweat and the collective breath of the 30+ students in the room. Together we planted feet on the mat, reached to the sky with our fingertips, opened our hearts and bowed to the earth. Mostly, I had no idea what I was doing. I was 20, in uni and a little way off my own ‘spiritual transformation’. I remember looking around the room in awe and confusion as people did handstands, headstands and a whole host of other weird things (which I now do daily!) Despite all of that, there is one memory from this class that will never, ever leave my heart, mind and soul. At the end of the class the teacher guided us through three chants of the sacred and universal sound – OM. Tears sprung to my eyes. I felt my heart ache. My stomach fluttered. My soul yearned. I felt the reverberation of that sound deep in the pit of my solar plexus. I came home. Never before had a sound, or anything else, made me feel so vulnerable with the deep yearning and longing that poured forth. Unannounced. Unknown. The Sacred Sound of OM Om, or Aum, is something most of us relate to yoga, meditation and spiritual practices. It is a mantra or a chant.  Today, I chant it daily. I guide my students through it and it has become a regular part of my life. Sometimes, when a group chants together there is a moment of pure synchronicity. Tones, voices, energy all align and the sound vibrates to the point of bliss. Om is spoken at the beginning and the end of Hindu mantras, prayers, and meditations and is frequently used in Buddhist and Hindu rituals as well. Om is used in the practice of Yoga – often chanted to mark the beginning and end of a class. But for so many of us, we have no idea what is actually means. Have you ever chanted it before without knowing the power of what you are saying? The meaning of OM The sound OM/AUM is said to the be sacred, universal sound of the universe – in which all sacred sounds (and vibrations emanate from). It is believed to hold the essence of the entire universe. This sound and symbol originated through ancient Indian philosophy and Hinduisim – which holds the belief that first God created sound and then the universe was birthed from it. The ancient yogis knew what quantum physics and science is telling us today – that the universe is made up of vibrational energy. Nothing is solid. Matter is nothing but energy, moving at different frequencies. Everything pulsates. Moves. Breathes. And the ancient yogis acknowledged this with the sacred sound of OM/AUM. Take a moment. Close your eyes. Open your ears. You can feel and hear this pulsation – in the birds calling outside, the lapping waves, the wind blowing in the trees, the ebb and flow of the tides. The beating of your heart. The sun. The rising moon. This chant allows us to connect with the movement and life of the universe and all within it. It allows you connect on a deeper + BIGGER level with the universe. Just as I felt that day at yoga – I felt both uplifting, soothed, cracked open. The  Symbol of OM It is a mystical symbol which captures, within it, many powerful meanings. The sound OM/AUM is actually composed of three key sounds/syllables: A – aaah U – oooh M – mmm The silence that follows the chanting of OM/AUM is also said to be an important ‘syllable’ Within these three key sounds is a three-fold nature that is said to relate to each individual on a collective, universal level. The ‘aaah’ sound represents the waking state. We are conscious and connected to the world through our senses. This is the most common state – our ‘human’ state. It also represents the earth and our life on it. The ‘oooh’ sound represents the dreaming state. Here of the individual’s focus is turned inwards, and in this dream state we witness a world behind our eye lids. This sound also represents ether. The ‘mmm’ sound represents the unconsciousness, deep sleep state. Nothing is desired, dreams are not had. This is a place of pure nothingness. This sound also represents heaven – a place unmoved by the dramas, story lines and ego of our human existence. The silence that follows represents the quiet, peaceful and blissful state. This is said to be the ultimate aim of our spiritual work – enlightened. This sound also represents transcendence – rising above the illusion of the material world we live in (referred to as Maya in yogic texts) It is actually a representation or an inner dimensional map of the various elements of the human consciousness and how each element connects to and relates to the divine, infinite energy – the universe (Or God, whatever you like to call it!) It is your soul connecting to the diving spirit. So the next time you hear this chant or see it,  know that it is more than just a random symbol. It is powerful, it is sacred. love + light, Claire x Read more

THE FREEDOM BLOG TOUR WITH JAMIE GONZALEZ

THE FREEDOM BLOG TOUR WITH JAMIE GONZALEZ

Posted January 31, 2014

This post is part of  ‘The Freedom Blog Tour’. To celebrate round two of The Freedom Project, commencing February 9th, I’ve asked a handful of my favourite people to share their insights on FREEDOM. These posts are designed to demonstrate how freedom is such a personal and unique experience for every single one of us. My ecourse is designed to help you clear out the emotional junkyard so you can step into the life of freedom you so deserve. ++ Freedom by Jamie Gonzalez When you think about freedom what does it mean to you? Freedom means to be my truest, authentic self. Allowing myself to fully express the love I feel within me, through all areas of life without holding back. How that looks is always a surprise to me these days, but it’s being open to all the possibilities of how my freedom may be expressed, which is exciting for me. The more I come to know myself, as this feeling that moves me moment by moment, the more freedom I experience. How does freedom feel + fit in your body? Freedom feels like I have been dropped into the ocean and rather than floating amongst the water, it’s as though I have melted into it and I can no longer tell where I begin or end, I feel limitless. How does freedom come alive in your life? Life to me is freedom itself being expressed moment by moment. Its only when I become in judgment of the moments I perceive not to be free, that freedom itself is not alive because I am ultimately that freedom. How do you maintain a sense of freedom, even in moments where you are busy, juggling life and obligations? By placing my attention on the truth, I am that sense of freedom and not my life. If I notice my thoughts being taken up by what is happening in life, whether it is positive or negative, I take a moment and say; ‘I am not this’. Immediately my attention goes onto who I am, which is that freedom. What’s the most integral element to experiencing and living a life of freedom? Realizing that who I am is not this body, my thoughts or my circumstances. For as long as I think I am, I have to continue working on all the things that come along with being my identity. For as long as I am doing that, then I am making it about my past or future and how my life looks presently. I am focusing on what I have to do in order to be free, rather than realizing I have been free all along. If freedom were a colour, what would it be? I can’t pick only one! Freedom for me looks like a rainbow with all of its colors If freedom were a song, what would it be? Depth Over Distance – Ben Howard. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN Can you describe the opposite of freedom and how you’ve experienced that in your life? How does it make you feel? The opposite is me forgetting who I truly am and thinking I am just this small identity we call Jamie. I would then be getting stressed or caught up in my life. Reacting to what’s going on in my story rather than remembering my story, is my true self expressing moment by moment. I would experience this around finances. If suddenly I had unexpected bills pop up, I would then think how I would have to pay for this. And if there was plenty of money flowing in, I would think it was because of what I was doing and become attached to what I thought was working. I would feel small and think I would need to have to go and do things, or place pressure on where I think my income is sourced from. I would feel limited rather than being open to how my true self has already paid for this and letting that express without me knowing how. Why is freedom important to you? Its who I am, to forget about it and not place importance on it is to imprison myself in that which I am not. How do you define freedom? For me, freedom is not something I can define, it’s just something I feel.  Being that feeling and being true to it is my freedom. How that appears I would like to believe is unimaginable, because then I know I am open to all the limitless ways in which freedom must express itself through this body and into my unimaginable life 😉 ++ Connect with Jamie Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Web Amazing stuff, huh guys? I’ve worked closely with Jamie before and completely resonate with, connect to and live by the words he has expressed here. Freedom as a moment to moment practice – and remembering the truth of who you really are. Powerful stuff – and all of which we explore deeply in The Freedom Project! ++ To experience surrender + unrestrained life for yourself head over HERE to join The Freedom Project – a powerful, life-changing ecourse that will completely transform your life! For a limited time you can receive week one of this ecourse, for FREE. Complete with video lesson, workbook, meditation and recorded webinar. Just follow this link to sign-up! Check the previous post in THE FREEDOM BLOG TOUR by Tara Bliss. Tara shares her insights on Freedom via a VLOG. You’ll love it. Click HERE to check it out. Your turn: I would love to hear your thoughts on Freedom – what does it mean to you and how does it show up in your life? love + light, Claire x Read more

LEARN HOW TO JOURNAL + MINI CHALLENGE FOR YOU!

LEARN HOW TO JOURNAL + MINI CHALLENGE FOR YOU!

Posted January 28, 2014

“One advantage in keeping a diary is that you become aware with reassuring clarity of the changes which you constantly suffer and which in a general way are naturally believed, surmised, and admitted by you, but which you’ll unconsciously deny when it comes to the point of gaining hope or peace from such an admission. In the diary you find proof that in situations which today would seem unbearable, you lived, looked around and wrote down observations, that this right hand moved then as it does today, when we may be wiser because we are able to look back upon our former condition, and for that very reason have got to admit the courage of our earlier striving in which we persisted even in sheer ignorance.” Franz Kafka _________________________________________________________________________________ How many times have you heard or read that journalling is a great self-development practice. Alot, I bet. But how many of you are actually a little confused as to ‘how’ to journal. Apparently alot of you – considering the comments and emails I get about it. Today’s blog post is about that, exactly; ‘How to Journal’. To me journalling is a window into my soul. A moment of inner connection – a mirror to reflect back my truest feelings, thoughts and all the dark (and glorious!) stuff in between. It’s a protected, sacred moment of solitude as I commune with my truth. I can’t sing the praises of putting pen to paper, pouring your heart out through blue-black ink onto scratchy paper. It has an oldy-world feel about it. It carries an air of nostalgia and history to it – not like tapping away on a keyboard does. And let me just say that journalling has nothing to do with being a good writer! My pages are filled with scribble, poor grammar words crossed scratched out. It’s rough, raw and real. I’m going to let this video do the talk. In it, I guide you through how I journal through a few different (and easy) techniques. If you are keen to get going, below is a mini-guide to help you dive into the powerful process of journalling. And I have a little mini-challenge for you: check it out below. Journalling guide (print this out and keep it!) 1) Gratitude Journalling: First, start by gratitude journaling. Reflect on the day that has been. Open up to the beauty in your life. Look at the big picture stuff and also zone in on the more micro elements that you are grateful. Think about WHO / WHAT / WHERE you are grateful? 2) Follow the feelings: Allow yourself to ponder on and softly, gently reflect on elements of your recent day. Are there any experiences that stand out to you? Perhaps a more frustrating/negative experience or situation that has left you feeling a little off. Or maybe there was something delightful and wonderful that unfolded. Let these little nuggets of gold or otherwise present themselves. These are great launching pads to continue ‘processing’ and journalling. Follow your gut and start to explore what has come up with a series of questions that will support you in peeling off a few layers and going into the depths of ‘it. (I find asking myself questions really forces me get real with i) E.g. Why did that press my buttons? Why did I feel so irritated? What are the emotions that are gurgling away in my belly? Is there a reflection here that I’m meant to see? How do I feel about that person/experience?What am I not admitting? 3) Freestyle/Stream of Consciousness Explore unknown territory, in an unstructured way. Pen to paper, no guidelines… just go! You might simply feel called to write – to be creative, to open up and share what your heart wants to share. Positively, negatively… whatever it is. No structure, no boundaries. Just freestyle it. Try this in the morning, first thing, without completely ‘waking up’ Try writing down your dreams  4) Focused Journalling  Journal in a much more structured way. If there is an issue/area of your life bashing around in your head you might need to actually need to ‘nut it out’ so you can create some space. Choose your ‘focused topic’ and begin expressing how you feel about it and providing detail – tell the story Invite in questions, once again to peel off a few more layers E.g What do I really want here? What do I believe to be true, but maybe, really isn’t? If someone else was looking in on my life what would they see, how would they describe it? What are these feelings really about? What’s not working? What changes do I wish were in place now? What am I holding back on? _________________________________________________________________________________ ++ MINI CHALLENGE: Ok, so if you are up for it, I’m setting the challenge to you: Journal everyday, for 7 days, for at least 5 minutes. ++ Share with me below in the comments: What are your thoughts/feelings on journalling? Do you already journal? Are you keen to try it? Are you IN on the min 7 day journalling challenge? Can’t wait to hear from you! love + light, Claire x p.s there are plenty of opportunities for journalling and guided exercises within The Freedom Project ecourse. Find out more HERE. Read more

A SPIRIT-FUELLED CHAT WITH RACHEL MACDONALD + TARA BLISS

A SPIRIT-FUELLED CHAT WITH RACHEL MACDONALD + TARA BLISS

Posted January 24, 2014

Words cannot describe how I felt during and after this amazing chat with two of my favourite people – Rachel MacDonald and Tara Bliss – but you know me, I’ll do my best to find the words. Cracked open. Inspired. Connected. Buzzing. Wow’d. Clear. Spacious. Grateful. Spirited… And spirited was exactly what we were talking about. Honestly, you may be living under a rock if you haven’t yet heard of this incredible duo + the two recent ebooks – Spirited + Spirited Companion – birthed last year. (No drama if you were, just crawl out from under that rock, stat!) Since then, these two little Spirited babies have been making waves. Big ones. And I am so freaking thrilled to see two trailblazing women who are REAL; talking spirit, soul, ego, struggle, shadow and so much more. It rocks my little socks (am not really wearing little socks, but hey) because these ladies speak the truth. They speak to my (our) soul. They are kindred. Their words, insights, gentle nudges and loving reminders are exactly where my heart is at and the way I’m choosing to live… Which means (drum roll) that YOU, my beautiful reader, are going to dig on this chat like it’s nobodies business! Seriously. Enough from me. Time to watch this engaging coversation. Expect to discover: What is a Spirited life to Rach + Tara. Embracing everything – the good, the bad and the yucky! Opening up to the shadow + finding liberation in it The struggles that Rach + Tara experience A ‘tip’ on being in the present moment A view on comparison + competition Selfish creation + how it busts through comparison Becoming self aware + living from that Here it is. 30 minutes of awesomeness. There are so many golden nuggets here I guarantee you’ll want to scribble these down (and read over 5000 times!) RIGHT CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE AUDIO Once you’ve listened to it, don’t hold back, share below and let us know what you LOVED the most about this spirited chat. And if you haven’t yet got your hot little hands on Spirited CLICK HERE! You won’t regret it. love + light Claire x p.s Don’t be discouraged at around the 20 minute mark – my neighbour decides to start drilling! It doesn’t last very long. That’s what happens when you are live and in-the-flow! p.p.s I had some techy issues with the video (one day it was working the next day there was no sound!) however, if you want to WATCH this video. Click here to download it! Read more

HOW TO MAKE PEACE WITH YOUR SPIRITUALITY IN A HUMAN WORLD

HOW TO MAKE PEACE WITH YOUR SPIRITUALITY IN A HUMAN WORLD

Posted January 21, 2014

How do you make peace with the spiritual/soulful lessons you are learning yet still be connected to and part of humanity? I really wanted to open up this forum to talk about what the hell we do with our spiritual journey/learnings/lessons that (sometimes) don’t quite seem to ‘fit’ into our normal everyday life. In today’s vlog, I tackle a really powerful question that came up last year in The Freedom Project members group. These questions really got me thinking, and I know that so many of you out there wondering the same thing: What do we do in life when we are presented with situations where someone we know  is deep in their story (i.e caught up in the drama, governed by Ego and just playing in an unconscious space)? Are we supposed to ignore and not pay attention to what this person is feeling, and keep reminding them that they are not their story?  And if so, how do we live with a compassionate and empathetic attitude towards others. Isn’t that what Humanity is about?  How do we make peace with what we know /learning –  we are not those limiting stories – and yet still be part of humanity? Good questions, huh!? I know, personally, I have asked this question to myself many times. It’s all about finding that balance point between our ‘humanness’ and the world we are part of, juxtaposed against spiritual truths and higher consciousness. It’s not an easy thing to do, but it’s possible. In fact, that’s the whole point of this crazy thing called life. Ok, so CLICK PLAY below to hear how I make peace with my spirituality! A few things to note: + In the VLOG share what I mean about ‘the story’, in case you are unsure. I breakdown how our ‘story’ and our ‘ego’ tend to be our go-to reference point  (security blanket, confidant, safety net) but is actually our illusion. It’s not the truth of who we are. + I talk through the importance of living as a Spiritual being having a Human existence, and what that really means. Tapping into the essence of who you are is part of your journey – it’s a remembering process, BUT trust me when I say this, the whole gamut of the human experience is the vehicle – it is valid, important, soo special. + I share with you the difference with being ‘real’ with life versus getting consumed by it and putting your power into your story (or theirs!) + I help you make peace with spirituality, soulfulness and connecting with humanity.  Our spiritual/soulful journey is not about ‘disconnecting’ from the world, from humanity, from people who aren’t ‘spiritual’… this about being in both realms. With your head on and your heart wide open. ++ Your turn: Share with me below – how do you feel about making peace with your spiritual journey/lessons/learnings with your humaness + humanity? ++ Before I leave you, at the end of video I share some info on The Freedom Project. If you are intrigued by my ecourse and feel called to it CLICK HERE to find out more! love + light, Claire x Read more

SEEK OUT THE MESSAGES IN YOUR DREAMS

SEEK OUT THE MESSAGES IN YOUR DREAMS

Posted January 20, 2014

I had a dream recently, in the soft-focus  moments of the early dawn. Half awake, almost groggy, dipping in and out of dreamland and reality…. It was a bizarre dream, that had no relevance to my reality, whatsoever. That is, until I put on my detectives hat… Let me share this dream with you (bare with me here!) I was driving a bus. I had been ‘assigned’ this role, to transport people around the town. Somehow, despite my resistance and loud protesting (I doth profess too much!), I ended up behind the wheel. It was a big clunky bus, and I not only struggled to drive, but I didn’t know the route I was supposed to take. Clueless. I planned to drive slowly and reference my google maps (ahh, technology) each time I stopped. But two friendly passengers said they’d direct me from the map. I remember being very focused and determined. I had no idea why I was driving this bus, except that it was something I had to do, no one else. Everything was going along ok, until the passengers directing me got distracted. (Umm, hello?!) I took a wrong turn and ended up, stuck, uphill. I couldn’t manoeuvre the bus, turn it around or go backwards. My bus-driving skills or lack-of really showed face at this point. I remember thinking, ‘Oh! If only they were paying attention, I wouldn’t be in this mess’. Then, true to form, I woke up. It was 5:30am as I rose. Barely awake I stumbled to the bathroom, letting the dream roll around in my mind a little longer. Normally, I’d dismiss it and get on with my day. Lately, however, I’ve been paying close attention to my dreams a little more than usual (well, the ones I remember!) I’ve set the commitment to see or hear the underlying messages beaming out of my subconscious onto the movie screen of my mind. I’m pulling out my magnifying glass and whacking on my detectives hat for a little reconnaissance mission into the depths of my sub-conscious mind. It didn’t take me long to ‘see’ what I was really meant to… it’s amazing when you set a focused mind onto a ‘task’ how easily it’ll bare fruit. Let me share with you the THREE Lessons I learnt from my dream: 1) Sometimes we receive ‘assignments’ in life – challenges, experiences, circumstances – that we don’t quite understand. Nor do we now WHY it has come to us or what the steps we are meant to climb. But here’s the clincher… we aren’t meant to know. Really, we just need to know the first step and the general idea of what we are dong and where we are going. Our inner compass just needs to point due north and then the details will figure themselves out… only once we’ve communicated loud and clear that we are willing to ‘go there’ – wherever ‘there’ might be. I can see that this ‘job’ of transporting people (guiding them home!) is a role that I am meant to fulfil. Coaching, teaching, guiding … this is what I do and sometimes I can’t see farther then the first step. Sometimes I feel a little clueless, but as soon as I take that first bold yet deliberately cautious ‘do-I-know-what-I’m-doing’ step, it all unfolds with ease, like a big, softening sigh at the end of a yoga class… 2) There needs to be an unlimited supply of trust to navigate through these experiences. A constant, and steady drip of trust being intravenously fed into us from the divine. Without it we are faithless, fearful and full to the brim with questions as we try and ‘figure it all out’. In this dream, I took my assignment, despite being confused and literally lost. To me, this is an affirmation that all the inner work I have been doing to cultivate more trust in my life is finally shining through. 3) Life has an interplay of influence and intuition. The passengers that helped me offered their guidance. Which is something, in my life, I readily and openly accept from other teachers, healers, experts. It’s something I have done more and more of over the last few years. If I feel I can learn from someone, I’ll jump right in. I’m open to guidance. However, this dream indicated to me, very clearly, that the influence and help of others can only get me so far. I have to remain present and aware in every assignment and to ensuree that I am open to receiving direction from my own intuition. She’s always talking to me, but sometimes I’m not listening. How very sad. In the dream I ‘blindly’ listened to the instructions of my helpers, without tapping into my own resources – intuition, knowledge, reading the signs, the tools I’ve learned –   to navigate. If I had been a little more switched on I would’ve seen that hill uphead and made my own empowered decision to not (cluelessly) drive up it. It’s as though I had switched off my own inner compass system because I felt ‘safe’ that someone else had that sorted for me. Missed the point. This is never the case. Embrace your assignments Every single assignment, every single experience that unfolds for us is actually FROM us (the higher consciousness), which means its pre-designed for our own growth and evolution. Suffice to say, then, wouldn’t we do better by staying completely present and taking ownership for our role within the journey? I recently wrote about Being Your Own Guru that relates to this message. Within that simple, harmless dream I’ve come out with three powerful reminders. Whether these are spot or not, it doesn’t matter. I am interpreting them for me, from me, in a way that will most supportive to me. Making time for dream-time My family have always ‘interpreted’ dreams. And by interpret I mean in that ‘wise-woman’ old-world sort of way. I can’t even count the amount of times […] Read more

THE FREEOM PROJECT IS OPEN FOR ENROLLMENTS

THE FREEOM PROJECT IS OPEN FOR ENROLLMENTS

Posted January 16, 2014

The Freedom Project: Your 9 week guide to limitless living is open for enrollments! I’m so excited, this day has finally arrived. Today, I’m opening the doors to The Freedom Project: Your 9 week guide to Limitless Living. This ecourse is unlike anything else out there. It’s deep. It’s powerful. It’s profoundly transformative. It’s not for the faint-hearted. It’s for those of you ready and willing to: open up to surrender + the power of letting go chip away at your limiting beliefs, fears and emotional blocks step forward and into a life of freedom (oh yeah!) But don’t take my word for it. Read what the gorgeous Amelia Williams (from Nurture And Shine) had to say about her recent experience in The Freedom Project: “For as long as I can remember, I thought that freedom in my life meant that I had to be the one in control of everything. If I gripped tightly enough to my life, I would be safe. How very wrong I was. Claire Obeid and her inspiring Freedom Project taught me the art of surrender. Ever so slowly, I began to loosen my grip, and sure enough – along came true freedom. The less control I had, the more liberated I felt – Claire completely opened me up to a whole new way of living. Through Claire’s teachings, I felt like I came home to the person I was. Who I was without the shackles, without the judgement and without resistance. Less suffocating layers – more vulnerability. I walked away from the Freedom Project feeling more like myself than ever before. I finally feel FREE and for that I am eternally grateful. The Freedom Project can be confronting, but in the most magical of ways – you come face to face with those limiting fears and old “stories” and are able to see them for what they are, and then move forward with ease.  Claire’s words and videos are warm and encouraging. She gently pushes you to ask questions, push yourself further and ultimately be the best you can be. I felt incredibly supported the entire way through my journey.  The little community Claire has built around the Freedom Project is so loving and engaging and I can’t recommend The Freedom Project, and the beautiful Claire enough. She truly is one of life’s wisest and kindest souls.” Check out what some of the other  members of The Freedom Project had to same about this transformative and power-packed ecourse. If this all sounds like a YES to you (and you’ll feel it, if it is) then click HERE and jump onboard. If you still need some more information, feel free to explore The Freedom Project site. Check out the Welcome Video from me. Click HERE to learn about what’s inside the actual ecourse. Visit the FAQ page Don’t forget: the early-bird rate (only $149!) ends on January 22nd. I can’t wait for you to join us. Love + light, Claire P.s I like to be fully present + have the time to commit to the beautiful souls in this course, so with that in mind I won’t be running this course again before winter. Read more


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