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Episode #18 Cleansing and Releasing Full Moon Visualisation

Episode #18 Cleansing and Releasing Full Moon Visualisation

Posted January 31, 2018

Episode #18 Cleansing and Releasing Full Moon Visualisation Episode eighteen is a deeply healing visualisation meditation. 20 minutes of beautiful visualisation – in the ocean and under the sea – to support you in completely cleansing, releasing and surrendering that which no longer serves or supports you.  With Tibetan singing bowls and the sound of the ocean in the background you will feel lighter, cleansed and released from your limiting thoughts, negative feelings, fears, worries, blocks, pain and hurt. Listen to episode #18 Subscribe on iTunes Click here to subscribe on iTunes and never miss an episode! +++ For more of my meditations please visit my Meditation Shop where you can purchase my popular meditation albums or join Om Mama Love – my online membership site offering meditation, mindfulness and self-love for mamas. love + light, Claire Read more

Episode #16: Navigating Transitions + The In Spaces Between with Rachel MacDonald

Episode #16: Navigating Transitions + The In Spaces Between with Rachel MacDonald

Posted January 22, 2018

Episode #16: Navigating Transitions + The In between Spaces with Rachel MacDonald I feel that sort of pinch-me lucky that I have women like Rachel MacDonald in my life. If you don’t know who Rach is well you are going to feel much the same by the end of this episode. I’ve always valued our friendship but since we both become mamas and have journeyed the sometimes rocky and definitely unchartered waters together, well it’s safe to say she is high up on my list of beloveds! Those rocky waters I mentioned – the highs and lows of motherhood – brought to the surface huge life lessons and spiritual assignments (for us both!). I  know from talking to Rach often that she (and I!) was deep in transition – transitioning between one life and another. Between one way of being and another. Tight-rope walking between the unknown. Motherhood does that. That transition period has delivered so much golden wisdom that YOU are going to soak up in this episode. In this week’s episode I chat to Rachel about this transition – one I am personally still deep within in. Rach has now come out the other side of this transition period – reawakened and bursting with creativity and purpose again. And with that reawakening has come a major download from the heavens and huge education process which she will soon be passing over to us via a juicy, wisdom filled, light soaked offering. Rachel has honoured her transition period by retreating and not forcing herself to show up in anyway other than what felt natural for her. Many of you have been quietly waiting for her re-emergence – if that is you, get ready for all that she has to say and offer on In Spaces Between. In this episode we cover: What a transitional period is. How the changes can unfold in different ways.  New beginning and the new iteration post transition. What to do when we are in transition. Transitions as natural and inevitable – how to embrace them. Rachel’s personal examples of transitions and shifts. Rachel’s journey through baby, business and life transitions. How to embrace transitions when they are so challenging. Dancing between the joy of a new way of being and the questions that come up. The intense periods of discovery and healing.  Embracing the opportunity to clear out the deeply buried beliefs and programs. Leaning in to transition. Don’t judged the space between – heal what needs to be healed. The experience of losing faith through a transition. Coming into greater alignment with your truest desires via the discomfort. Resistance – the big part of transition. Seeking versus surrendering – how to find the balance. Accepting when life is not on your timeline. How to explore where you are resisting and controlling. Taking action – don’t be passive. Practices that support you in transition – the rituals and processes. Tracking your wins and progress. How to accept the transition. The importance of sharing your transition with someone. Making a bold decision. Rachel’s next offering for you – all on Transitions and the In Spaces Between The importance of honouring your transition and disconnecting if needed. Listen to the episode: Subscribe on iTunes Click here to subscribe on iTunes and never miss an episode! +++ Show notes: Keep your eyes on Rachel’s website In Spaces Between for her next ebook on Belief and her new offering on Transitions. Connect with Rachel Instagram Facebook Twitter +++ And as always, if you loved this episode, don’t forget to give this podcast a 5-star review in iTunes so I can keep on bringing you amazing interviews, insights and chats and we can keep spreading wellness far and wide. love + light, Claire Read more

Episode 14: Learning to open wide with Melissa Ambrosini

Episode 14: Learning to open wide with Melissa Ambrosini

Posted January 09, 2018

Episode #14: Learning to open wide with Melissa Ambrosini Relationships are at the very core of our human existence and soul journey. Without them what is there? Together, Mel and I explore what it means to Open Wide and how they feeds into relationships, of all forms. In this episode we cover: Mel’s mantra – open wide – and how she starts her day with it What her new book ‘Open Wide’ is about Relationships as our biggest assignments and how to become willing to see the lessons within Crystal Clear Communication Relationships that need space instead of attention. The words in our vocabulary that we need to let go of. The need to cultivate deep love for yourself – and how this is the first step. How your truth is different from someone else’s. Aligning to your soul partner by getting clear on your values and beliefs. Conscious sex practices versus junk food sex. Orgasmic Meditation How Mel frees her mind, fuels her body and feeds her soul. Listen to the episode: Subscribe on iTunes Click here to subscribe on iTunes and never miss an episode! +++ Show notes: Get your hands on Melissa’s new book here. We also talk about OM – Orgasmic Meditation. Check them out here.  Connect with Melissa Instagram Facebook Twitter +++ And as always, if you loved this episode, don’t forget to give this podcast a 5-star review in iTunes so I can keep on bringing you amazing interviews, insights and chats and we can keep spreading wellness far and wide. love + light, Claire Read more

Episode #13 Manifestation Magic Guided Meditation

Episode #13 Manifestation Magic Guided Meditation

Posted January 01, 2018

Episode #13 Manifestation Magic Guided Meditation Episode thirteen is a delicious, magically meditation designed to help you manifest your intentions for the year ahead. 15 minutes of pure high vining visualisation. I highly recommend you do your ‘intention’ work first- setting your wishes/desires and goals for the year. Even doing a vision board first will help you dive deeper into this energetic process of manifesting Listen to episode #13 Subscribe on iTunes Click here to subscribe on iTunes and never miss an episode! +++ For more of my meditations please visit my Meditation Shop where you can purchase my popular meditation albums or join Om Mama Love – my online membership site offering meditation, mindfulness and self-love for mamas. love + light, Claire Read more

Episode #12: A Human Kind of Christmas

Episode #12: A Human Kind of Christmas

Posted December 23, 2017

Episode #12: A Human Kind Christmas In conversation with various people (IRL and online) about Christmas there seems to a be a real mix of people and their perspectives on this time of year. There are those that just relish the celebration of it – the gift giving, carols, social time. And then there are those who find this time – especially ‘Christmas Day’ – as something they have to ‘get through’. Coping seems to be the key word! It seems some people don’t find Christmas a time of kindness or joy – or maybe this season is filled with too many ‘to-dos’ on the list and people to see (that maybe they don’t get along with) or even heartache and loss. In this episode I share: How to make Christmas more heart centered. Being conscious and impeccable with your word. Why conscious communication is imperative at Christmas. Tuning into feelings  – see the world and the people around you through your heart. My invitation to be kind, deliberate, reflective, attentive to those around you. Ways to offer up more kindness to others. Willingness to connect from the heart and seat of love. The power of ‘praying‘ for others. Putting social media on pause during Christmas. Listen to the episode: Subscribe on iTunes Click here to subscribe on iTunes and never miss an episode! +++ How do you feel about Christmas? Has this helped you as you start your Christmas celebration? Maybe this is an episode worth sharing to your family and friends. P.s if you loved this episode, don’t forget to give this podcast a 5-star review in iTunes so I can keep on bringing you amazing interviews, insights and chats. love + light, Claire Read more

Episode #10: The 5 ‘S’s of a Soulfully Centred Mama

Episode #10: The 5 ‘S’s of a Soulfully Centred Mama

Posted December 12, 2017

Episode #10: The 5 ‘S’s of a Soulfully Centred Mama In the early week’s and months of life with my little babe back in 2015 I found myself frequently writing notes, musings, diary entries and thoughts into my evernote. One of these notes was my take on motherhood – particularly the 5 key attitudes and ways of being and navigating through motherhood. The 5 S’s of a Soulfully Centred Mama soon became my personal ethos, mantras and guidance system. having recently read through this note I felt it important to share this with all of you beautiful mamas out there – papas too and even those without children. This is really supportive for everyone! In this episode I share: The background story of The 5 S’s How this can be applied to all – mamas/papas but also anyone seeking a conscious, soulful life What the 5 S’s are in summary and in detail The essence of the 5 S’s Surrender and how powerful it can be How sacrifice can be reframed into a positive choice The importance of self-love Embracing the simplicity of motherhood The deliciousness of diving into the sweetness of motherhood Listen to the episode: Subscribe on iTunes Click here to subscribe on iTunes and never miss an episode! +++ Show notes: Check out The Happiest Baby for Dr Karp’s 5 S’s for Soothing Babies. Gentle and effective! *Apologies, in the podcast I said Dr Sears by accident! +++ P.s if you loved this episode, don’t forget to give this podcast a 5-star review in iTunes so I can keep on bringing you amazing interviews, insights and chats. love + light, Claire Read more

Episode #8: How to round off the year and prepare for the new one.

Episode #8: How to round off the year and prepare for the new one.

Posted November 28, 2017

Episode #8: The A to Your Q with Claire Obeid. How to round off the year and prepare for the new one. I received this question (quite a few times) from readers and followers “I’d love to learn how you round off the year and prepare for the year ahead” Such a good question! I’m such a fan of reviewing, reflecting and learning from what was and using that as a sounding board to leap forward into the next stage/season/time. In this episode I share how I personally do this – the actual process that I do to reflect on one year before setting intentions and goals for the next. In this episode I share: The step-by-step process I use to review the year Why it’s so important to not get weighed down by too much structure and goal-setting How you can learn from what has happened and get clarity on what you want Why we shouldn’t hang out in what didn’t happen or what we didn’t like/love My favourite way to set intentions and dreams for the year ahead Creating your own intentions and affirmations The power of structure once you’re clear on your feelings and intentions Listen to the episode: Subscribe on iTunes Click here to subscribe on iTunes and never miss an episode! +++ Show notes: I mention my ebook: INSPIRED – A DIY Retreat Guide to Distil Your Dreams + Clarify Your Visions. Get your copy of that HERE. Check out Danielle LaPorte’s Desire Map HERE. +++ I should also add, which I forgot to mention in the episode, is that getting support so you can attend a class is super special and important too. Or maybe it’s attending a mums and bubs class or a somewhere with a creche! What about you? What’s your favourite review/reflecting and intention setting practice? P.s if you loved this episode, don’t forget to give this podcast a 5-star review in iTunes so I can keep on bringing you amazing interviews, insights and chats. love + light, Claire Read more

Episode #7: Guided Meditation; Let Go, Let God, Let Love

Episode #7: Guided Meditation; Let Go, Let God, Let Love

Posted November 22, 2017

Guided Meditation; Let Go, Let God, Let Love Episode seven is a surrender filled mantra meditation for coming into the present, releasing and letting go by offering all your distractions, struggles and heartache to god and love. It is a 15 minute guided meditation that can be done at any time of the day, but I personally love this to close off the day. Listen to episode #7 +++ For more of my meditations please visit my Meditation Shop where you can purchase my popular meditation albums or join Om Mama Love – my online membership site offering meditation, mindfulness and self-love for mamas. love + light, Claire Read more

Episode #6: Embracing Unhappiness: how to drop the addiction to happiness and be with what is

Episode #6: Embracing Unhappiness: how to drop the addiction to happiness and be with what is

Posted November 22, 2017

Episode #6: How to embrace unhappiness I’ve struggled with the times of my life when it hasn’t been easy or happiness is elusive. This happens for me a lot. I’m pulled in and out of a huge variety of emotions, but the truth is it’s all perfect and beautiful, just as it is. This very moment is the perfect teacher. There is nowhere else you are meant to be but here and now. Which is such a painful thought for many who are going through deep suffering. And I understand that. But this, actually, is what the spiritual journey is about. Not so much “suffering” or “unhappiness” but this moment – and the experiences you are having in the here and now. Moving away from perpetual happiness and joy and actually allowing yourself to be fully with the experience you are IN. Stepping into unknown territory, continually moving forward. As Pema Chodron says “the most important aspect of being on the spiritual path may be to just keep moving.” It’s not about the destination of happiness. It’s not about omitting that which is causing unhappiness. It’s simply about BEING in the experience that you, as a soul, asked for by coming into the physical manifestation of Source – meaning becoming a human being.   +++ Here are the two quotes that I share during episode #6 from Pema Chodron’s book; ‘When things fall apart’ Heart ache is not something we choose to invite in. It’s restless and pregnant and hot with the desire to escape and find something or someone to keep us company. When we can rest in the middle, we begin to have a non-threatening relationship with it. It completely turns our usual fearful patterns upside down. When suffering arises in our lives, we can recognise it as suffering. When we get what we don’t want, when we don’t get what we do want, when we become ill, when were getting old, when were dying – when we see any of these things in our loves, we can recognise suffering as suffering. Then we can be curious, notice and be mindful of our reactions to that. Listen to episode 6: Show notes: These are some incredible books that I are feel are supportive during times when happiness is not your modus operandus. When things fall apart – Pema Chodron Be here now – Ram Dass Living Your Yoga – Judith Lasater The Power of Now – Eckhart Tolle +++ I hope this episode has shed some light on your unhappy times and given you a new perspective and perhaps the willingness to embrace and accept the experiences we don’t love or want! P.s don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes and your 5-star rating would mean SO much to me (if you are loving the podcast, of course!) Love + light Claire Read more


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