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Saying Yes to Abundance Workshop

“What can I expect to get from your workshop?” asks Karen Davies of http://www.mywellbeinguk.co.uk

Here’s my answer!

 


Relax Into Your Inspiration

Here is my latest tip for you – relax!!

In this brand new video, I explain why relaxing into your natural rhythm fosters inspiration and allows you to create and make things happen joyfully and with ease…

 

 

 

 


Finding wisdom from within

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My new guided meditation – out now!

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“Your meditation is beautiful and very powerful.

I love the dreamy music and your treacly voice – heaven!

As part of my journey to find answers, I will listen to this every morning.

Thanks for helping me to find my true self.

You have a really special gift.”

– Charlotte Turner, artist.

I am so delighted to be launching my new guided meditation, Ask Your Inner Wisdom.

 This meditation has been specially created by me to take you deep into your own inner wisdom to find answers to personal questions.

Allow my voice and specially composed music to lead you on an effortless journey to find solutions and resolve dilemmas in your life, love and business.

During the course of 20 minutes, you will find yourself relaxing into a deep source of nourishment and wisdom and finding an answer to an everyday or pressing problem.

Suitable for experienced meditators and novices alike, this meditation is an easy, enjoyable meditation that will delight you with its beauty and power.

Return as often as you like to plumb the depths of your own inner wisdom – a source of direction beyond our usual ‘thinking mind’ that is wise, trustworthy and leads to the very best outcomes.

Just find a comfortable place to sit where you will be undisturbed for a while, close your eyes, and away you go…

Ask Your Inner Wisdom

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In this video, Maggie Kay explains how this meditation helps you to find your intuitive wisdom…

 


Stop for a moment…

Stop for a moment.  Just a moment.  It’s okay.  It’s really good for you.  Take a deep breath.  Breathe out.  And another.  Breathe out.

Is there somewhere you can sit down for a few minutes?   Or a quieter place to stand?  Decide to take a few more minutes to yourself.   Breathe freely.  Stretch, shake out, then settle again. Let the tension sigh away as you breath out.  Be at ease.

Where are you?  Look around.  See the colours and shapes around you.  Then close your eyes if you can.  Breathe in the air.  What can you smell?  Taste?  What can you hear?  Near?  Far?  Notice what you are touching.  What’s touching you.  The textures.  The temperatures.  Your feet on the ground. The air on your face. The way your clothes wrap your body.  Breathe in and out through your senses.

Breathing into your whole body.  Let your weight drop down.  Down into the ground.   Let your breath move through you.  Soften your muscles.  Shoulders drop.  Tummy round.  Jaw loose.  Tongue free.  Feel the breath reaching your toes.  Running along your spine.  Arriving at your finger tips. Tingling your scalp.

Breathing swimming through you.  Let go of thinking for a while.  Give yourself a delicious time out.  Nothing to figure out for now.  Let your eyes be soft and dewy.  The mask of your face melt.  Brain slack.  Thoughts gently floating to the ground.  Like dust particles falling through a sunny room.

Feel how good it is to breathe.  To just be breathing.  There’s nothing else you need do right now.  Just breathing.  Sensing.  Being.

Feel your chest rise and fall.  What’s it like in there?  Tight?  Expansive?  Allow it to open a little more.  Breathe into the area around your heart.  Does it feel good?  Uncomfortable?  Numb?  Just breathe.  However it is or isn’t.

Feel your upset.  That’s okay.  Feel your good feelings.  That’s okay.  Feel your blankness.  That’s okay.  Whatever you feel or don’t feel.  That’s okay.

Breathe into the whole of yourself.  Every molecule.  Every vibration.  Your body.  Your mind.  Your heart.  Let yourself drop deep.  Let yourself spread wide.  Let the breath be everywhere.

Notice the space inside you.  The warmth.  The places that feel good.  Breathe.  Allow them to expand.  Feel the freedom within you.  Let it grow.  Know that everything is going to be okay.  Feel the vastness within and around you.

All that you think.  All that you feel.  All that you sense.  All that you know.

Being with all that you are.

Now.  What’s bothering you?  What’s on your mind?

A decision?  A problem?  A question?

What is it?  What’s troubling you?  Choose one thing you’d like to resolve.

Breathe with all that you are.  Make it clear in your mind what this one issue is.

Feel the energy of it in your body.  Feel the emotion of it in your heart.  In your breath.

Now imagine yourself picking up your issue and rolling into a pebble in your hands.  There is a beautiful, deep, clear pool of water before you.  After a moment, make a wish to resolve your issue and drop your pebble into the pool.  Let the pebble sink down, down, down to the bottom of the pool.

Just being for a while.   Enjoying the ripples.

Then….  you notice.  There seem to be some messages coming from the ripples.   What whispers do you hear?  What images appear?  What ideas occur to you?

It may not make sense.  It may not be what you expect.  It doesn’t matter.  Just notice.  Whatever happens or doesn’t happen is perfect.

Take a few more moments to be.  Breathe.

Now, with the next few breaths, waking back up.  Take a deep breath and stretch.   Open your eyes.   Feeling whole and fresh.  Wake up.

Remind yourself what just happened by the pool.  What was your issue?  What messages did you receive about it?

Whether  you received any messages or not.  Whether you understand them or not.  Let it be.  You may not know how yet.  Restate your wish to have your issue resolved.  Carry on with your day.

Now and over the next few days, open yourself to whatever help or ideas come your way.

Revelation – finding wisdom from within

New guided meditation

Want some help with the process?

Download my brand new guided meditation – Revelation: finding wisdom from within – specially created to drop you deep into your own source of inner wisdom.

Click here for details – maggiekaywisdom.com/meditation-shop


Are We Free to Choose Our Destiny?

Sometimes!  As I explain in this video extract from my Entrepreneurs Find Inner Wisdom event (attended by Rachel Elnaugh, former Dragon from BBC TV’s Dragons’ Den).


Can we use intuition in our everyday lives?

In this video clip from our informal cafe chat, Judy Piatkus (founder of Piatkus Books) is asking me about how to use inner wisdom in our everyday lives.  Is it something anyone can access?  And how do we do it?

 

 


Follow Your Bliss

Three little words – famously coined by Joseph Campbell – hold the key to a truly happy, fulfilled life.

Follow. Your. Bliss.

To follow you need to find the trail.  Maybe you can’t exactly see what your final destination is, but you get a bit of the picture, a feeling, a general sense of direction.

And it is okay to take one step at a time and trust that the next step will be revealed.  All you need do is ensure that you are still on the path of bliss, that each step feels good – even if you don’t know where it is ulitmately leading.

It is your bliss we are talking about.  Not anyone else’s!  And not what other people think should be yours.  What sets you alight, turns you on, fills you with happiness?

And you don’t have to understand why you feel that way, justify your passion to yourself or anyone else, or know how your dreams will be achieved.

You came into the world with your own unique talents, interests and potential.  Just stick to what you really love, trust what feels good and eventually it will all take shape.

And what is bliss?  It is something deeper than just immediate gratification.  It is an expansive feeling of rightness, truth, freedom, unfolding, fulfilment.  It bubbles up from deep within.

Sometimes we choose what we think we want, but it does not really satisfy us.  It feels hollow, like it hasn’t really hit the spot

If that’s the case, we are probably not truly following our inner guidance, but are compromising in some way (usually to please others, or because we think there’s no other option).

Bliss arises when you are attuned to your inner wisdom and are being guided by love rather than fear.

You are making choices that are satisfying and sustainable and that lead to more happiness and good choices – a positive spiral.

I explain more about how to step into this positive spiral in the following video clip – Which Voice In My Head Do I Trust? (My most watched video!)

So if you have a decision to make, take a few breaths and check in with yourself.

Make sure that you are feeling expansive, inspired and loving before you make your choice.  That way you can be confident that you are on the right path to a happier, more fulfilling life.

Follow your bliss!


Tap Into Your Intuition

Are you Intuitive?  Yes you are.

Everyone is intuitive.  It is part of you.  It is just a matter of waking it up, excercising the ‘muscles’ and learning what signals to trust.

Think about it for a moment.  Think about all those times you’ve had a hunch, a gut feeling or a sensation deep down that you just KNOW what’s right.  That’s your intuition speaking to you.

Do you listen though?  How often do you follow your inner promptings and let your intuition guide your decisions?  Do you realise how much of a smoother ride you would have in life if you did?

The trouble is that we are not very schooled in how to find and use our intuition.  These days, the emphasis is on our quick thinking rather than our deep knowing.  This means that most of us are missing out on a fantastic natural method of getting the best from life.

How do you tap into your intuition?

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Pause and take a few deep breaths.

Ask yourself what’s best.

Receive your answer.

It’s as simple as that!

Inner guidance, answers and solutions are literally a few breaths away.

The first trick is to REMEMBER to pause and ask at the outset.

Take 10

The best way to remember to pause and ask in the heat of your busy everyday life is to practise a little when things are quieter.

Just 10 quiet minutes a day will really help.  Spend 10 minutes of every day sitting quietly by yourself – no TV, radio, phone, computer or interruptions – just you sitting down, relaxing, feeling your breath moving through your body.

If you are not accustomed to ‘taking 10’ like this, you will be amazed how refreshing it is and how good it makes you feel for the rest of the day.

It is good to find a regular spot in the day that works for you – like after your morning cuppa, on the train to work (providing you have earphones!), or sitting in the car when the kids are dropped off at school – and to incorporate it into your everyday routine.

Watch to find out how life gets better when we use our intuition…

Try my guided audio to tap into your inner wisdom…

Simply listen, relax and find your own answers.

Click http://www.srimati.com/shop to download


A Message of Freedom

Last week I was in London attending the book launch of Barefoot Doctor’s – The Message.  It was a fantastic event hosted by my dear colleagues Imago People TV – a brand new TV based marketing portal for transformational teachers, evolutionaries and heart-centered thought leaders.

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Jude Levy, Rachel Elnaugh and Katharine Dever (Imago founders)

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I loved it!  The theatre was full of sparkling, inspired, genuine friends and collaborators, gathered for this special occasion – the launch of Imago’s first book publication having recently signed Barefoot as Imago’s first ‘star’.

After his talk, Barefoot signed books and then we were transported to a Soho nightclub by a fleet of people-carriers where we had a trance-dance after party.  The cocktails were flowing and Barefoot and his DJ friend led a pumping set.  A brilliant way to end the night!

I began reading my copy of The Message this morning.  Having heard Barefoot speak just a few days ago, the pages are alive with his voice and presence.  I was taken right back to watching him on stage – yes with bare feet – talking from the heart without notes and SO eloquently.

And it’s juicy stuff – captivating and satisfying at such a deep level.  It reminded me of when I first heard Buddhism taught so excellently by the funky, fresh, bright young guys at the Glasgow Buddhist Centre in the 1980s.

At the tender age of 19, I was awestruck at the meaning and magic being revealed to me.  I was being given the ways and means to live a very blessed life – and although I no longer consider myself to be a Buddhist (prefering to be open to all forms of spiritual wisdom) – those early teachings have nourished me for decades.

And The Message – deeply infused with the Taoist wisdom that Barefoot draws from – describes the same universal principles of freedom, self-mastery and interconnectedness that is the essence of all untainted spiritual teaching.

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This morning I am sitting in my conservatory back home in the beautiful Devon countryside, listening to the birds and the sound of our village church bells, watching the trees and shrubs bounce in the gentle wind.  It is so peaceful after the hurly-burly of London…

Even although I lived in London for 16 formative years, I rarely strayed beyond the ‘urban village’ created by the Buddhist community I belonged to.  And these days, I am very much a country bumpkin – an innocent – unused to the wiley ways of London living.

So when I realised that I’d got lost walking from my city hotel to the Barefoot event at Sadlers Wells Theatre, I had an attack of anxiety.  I was lost and alone in the backstreets of Shoreditch, the opposite direction to where I should have been going ( must have been a homing instinct as I used to live in the east end).

Asking directions at a film studio, I was advised to retrace my steps all the way to the main road and catch a cab.  It was going to take ages and I was already late!  Arghh!  Panic!  But the bigger, wiser part of me was cool.  “Don’t worry”, she said, “it’ll be okay.  Just put out a prayer.”

“Please I’d like a taxi to show up for me now”, I thought , and sure enough, a black cab immediately appeared from around the corner to drop someone off right in front of me.  I told the cabbie he was my angel and gave him a big tip.  We made it to the theatre in time.

It was the second ‘kind assistance from strangers’ experience of my London trip.  The first had come in the form of two incredibly sweet receptionists at the hotel who couldn’t do enough to help when I requested a change  to a quieter room.

I had considered just putting up with the roaring traffic, but then thought, “Well why not just ask?”  In the end my room was much nicer and twice the size of the first – and very quiet.  “Hmmm, it’s good practice to simply ask for better things”, I reflected.

The next experience of the kindliness of strangers came a few hours later at the book launch.  I pulled out my purse to pay for drinks and my payment cards were nowhere to be seen.  For a few moments, panic swept through me “They’ve been stolen!  How had that happened?  How was I going to pay for my hotel? What do I need to do to cancel them and stop them being used?”

But somehow, even in the swirl of panic, part of me was chilled, loving, peaceful.  Time slowed down.  Although the bar was busy, the bar tender was patient and smiled sympathetically.  A complete stranger standing next to me offered to pay my bill.  In a few moments, all was well when I discovered my cards had simply fallen out of my purse into my bag. Phew!  But how nice to have been held in my moment of anxiety by the care of others I didn’t even know.

However, the biggest ‘angelic intervention’ via strangers happened the following day when I was on my way to a client’s home for a day of coaching.  In the night, I had knocked a glass of water over my Blackberry (Instant manifestation there too.  In my half-sleep I thought, “Wouldn’t it be awful if I knocked my water on my Blackberry”, and it promptly happened!  Be careful what you think about Srimati!).  In the morning, my Blackberry wouldn’t work.

The dreadful realisation that I didn’t actually have my client’s full address or phone number written down anywhere soon overwhelmed me.  I was relying on my Blackberry for all that information!  Once again, complete panic!  And then, once again, the bigger part of me was reassuring, amused, loving, and enjoying the adventure of it all.  Something would work out.  “Just be open to having some help, as with the taxi”, my inner wisdom said.

I set off.  At least I knew the name and whereabouts of the apartment block.  Maybe there would only be a few flats to choose from and I’d find her.  But when I arrived at the address, I was gazing up at a huge tower block – with at least a hundred apartments!  How was I going to track her down?

I asked a few residents but no-one seemed to know my client.  I chatted with a friendly cleaner who was mopping the floor.  He was sorry but he didn’t know her either.  With me still feeling strangely peaceful despite the impasse, he melted into the moment with me and suddenly remembered that there was a concierge office for the estate just a short walk away.  Maybe they could help.

They did and I was on time for my client.  More importantly, with the backing of my calm, loving bigger self, I had navigated the problem without getting flustered and was still in great nick to conduct my coaching day.

To me these events are such a striking example of our ability to respond creatively even when something challenging is happening to us.  If we are aware enough of that bigger, calmer, wiser loving self (even when another part of us is panicking) there is always a positive choice to make – even if its just to be open to the help of strangers when we are feeling alone and vulnerable.

I read somewhere recently, “Nothing happens by accident.  It merely has a purpose that is not yet understood.”.  I like that.  I like the idea that whatever happens is for a purpose, even if it’s not what we want, and even if we are not consciously aware of it’s deeper purpose yet.

On reflection, I recognised that I had unconsciously created these circumstances during my London trip for a purpose.  The purpose was to graphically demonstrate to myself that I deserve help, support and the best of things; that I am not alone and don’t have to struggle the hard way and that if I am stuck, even random strangers will help me if I only ask.  That’s good stuff for an independent person like me to realise.

In this video, I am talking about the freedom of choice that comes from being able to tune in to our inner wisdom – our bigger, wiser self.  Being awake to this allows us to calm down, take our time, make the right decisions, be open to the positive options available to us.

Its just as Barefoot describes in The Message –

“Because as soon as you can see all aspects of the manifest world – this world of people and machines, this world of nature, this world of planets, stars and galaxies, this world of infinite space, and this world of you – as an expression of the ineffable background presence, as the Tao throwing shapes on the dance floor of the universe, you are no longer fooled or perturbed by appearances.”

“So that no matter how thrilling or scary your circumstances in any given moment, no matter how scintillating or distracting the current configuration of details, you remain centered, referenced to and identified with the prime cause informing it all and are thus able to maintain equilibrium and perspective at all times.  You are able to receive and process the endless incoming stream of information as an expression of absolute love, life and consciousness, as an expression of God or the Tao talking to you.”

So thank you Barefoot Doctor for inspiring me to write this blog this morning.  It was a pleasure to meet you and to participate in your beautiful transmission of The Message.


Find Your Inner Wisdom – Free Audio Give-away

If I have one mission in life it is to alert you to the immense wealth you already have at your diposal – your inner wisdom!

We all have the capacity to dip in to this pot of gold to find answers, solutions and direction at every step.  But some of you have yet to find out how to visit this inner world – or know what to do once you get there!

Actually, it’s very simple.  You can soon learn how to pause and tune in to your ‘inner wisdom frequency’.  And how to tell it apart from the fretful noise in your head which can lead you astray!

In recent years, I have created a guided audio experience (okay, yes, meditation if you like!) that shortcuts you to your inner wisdom.

I’ve discovered that even those of you who are ‘not the meditating type’ find it easy and enjoyable.  So give it a try!

And many of you seasoned meditators have reported how refreshing and useful it is to be guided straight to wise answers with this unique audio journey.

As a festive season give-away, I am making the MP3 download of my guided audio available to you absolutely free!

As an added bonus, you can also download the recording of my recent webinar on Inner Wisdom hosted by mother-entrepreneur magazine, Tunza Spirit.  www.tunzaspirit.com

In the webinar I describe how just 10 minutes of quiet time a day can prepare you to ‘hear’ your inner wisdom – and how to create this precious you-time in your day so that it becomes second nature.

To whet your inner wisdom appetite, check out this short video where I’m talking about inner wisdom, my guided meditation and forthcoming book.

The gold within you awaits!

Just click the link below for FREE access to the MP3 download of Answers: Finding Wisdom from Within.

Plus bonus access to my recent Tunza Spirit magazine webinar packed with tips and insights on finding and using Inner Widom.

https://srimati.sharefile.com/d/s8fb11b5427a41d48

Remember, this free give-away ends on the 7th January 2012.  Get your downloads now!

Seasons greetings everyone!

8TH JAN UPDATE – THIS OFFER HAS NOW EXPIRED.

However, you can still download the guided audio for £6.99.

Click here http://www.srimati.com/shop