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How I Found My Soulmate

Extract from my new book

Diving for Pearls: The Wise Woman’s Guide to Finding Love.

How did I manage to find my true love and soul mate?

“Totnes is full of single mothers and hardly any single men” – my new friends in Devon were quite adamant.  “I hope you’re not expecting to find a partner down here!”  But I wasn’t moving to rural south west England to find a partner, not yet anyway.

After 16 years living in a Buddhist community in London, it was time to move on, and my longing for a rural lifestyle could no longer be ignored.  But most importantly of all, my seven-year-old son, Jamie, deserved a more gentle upbringing than a city could afford.

Despite the good reasons, however, there was also an element of strange magnetism I couldn’t put my finger on.  In many ways I was leaving a great situation and jumping into the unknown,  but there was a compelling force drawing me on – and I had a daring, inexplicable knowledge that this was absolutely the right move.

So, one sunny September morning in 2001, I packed my little grey Peugot to bursting, strapped Jamie in the front beside me, and set off for our new life in the country.

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At 37, I was a free agent for the first time pretty much since my teens.  I’d split amicably from Jamie’s dad two years ago.  It was the most civilised split I’ve ever heard of, but even so, the impact of separating the family was utterly devastating.

My escape came in the form of a smouldering Spanish guy from my 5 Rhythms dance class.  However it wasn’t long before I became emotionally trashed by this crazy sex fest of a so called relationship.  I was so fragile that I clung on for far too long.  Moving to Devon would make sure it was over for good.  For the first time in all those years, I was single, and I felt it.  I was F – R – E – E  !

My heart was soaring when we got out to stretch our legs at Stonehenge.  What an incredible monument to mark the half way point to Devon.  The sky was blue and the ancient stones seemed to be humming with affirmation that we were doing the right thing.  We weren’t in dirty, frantic, complicated London now.  Here was the gateway to a whole new magical realm.

Our first base was a caravan in a charming farm campsite not far from Totnes.  We were leaving behind a lovely, secure and affordable home in London.  It was part of a triangle of Victorian maisonettes with gardens backing on to each other so the kids were safe to roam around with each other.

I was glad that Jamie still had some of that now – access to an indoor swimming pool and an adventure playground and a few other families who were temporarily living at the campsite during the offseason just like us.

There was a lot to do – a home to find, school for Jamie, money to earn, new friends to make.  I was fully occupied and completely excited by the experience of making this beautiful place our home.

Originally a spa town, Totnes is known as the ‘alternative capital of the UK’ and has attracted all sorts of interesting people and progressive projects into it’s midst over the decades.  And driving through the stunning countryside brought me out in mild bliss every day – very different from the tension that inevitably comes with ‘cheeky driving’ through London traffic.

But by night I was lonely and reeling from all the changes.  Jamie was having a tough time too and was unsettled at school.  He was understandably disturbed and angry about being ripped away from all he knew, and I was feeling the strain and guilt.  (What possessed me to think he’d settle at the fairy-like Steiner School after his formative years in inner city mainstream education?)

Sometimes the grief and disorientation were almost unbearable.  It would have been so comforting to have someone intimate to share all this with – a manly chest to snuggle into…

So, in night time lonely autopilot, I reached out half heartedly for a liaison.  Computer dating was a pleasant distraction, safe in the knowledge that everyone was at a reassuring cyber distance.  The few dates I met up with soon dissolved any cosy illusions of romance I’d entertained myself with.

There were also a few ‘real’ single men I ran into (despite what my friends had said, Totnes seemed to have plenty of them).  I spent a month with Martin no.1, and another with Martin no.2, and hung out with an attractive new friend while he was between girlfriends.  But none of it was right and nothing got off the ground.

I knew that this was because I still had some healing to do, and at last I decided to co-operate with the process.  I needed to do what usually has to be done when recovering from one relationship and preparing for another – to stay in the gap for as long as it takes and be with myself for a while.

I was overdue to complete some unfinished emotional business – to understand what had happened and why; to let go of hurts and fears; to re-asses who I am now; and establish what kind of relationship would be good for me next.

As a meditator I already had an invaluable tool at my disposal.  Meditation gives emotional space and opens up a bigger perspective that allows us to face challenges positively.   Along with regular chats with insightful friends and family, my meditation practise gave me the resources to navigate my way through the stormy emotional waters.

So did my practice of 5 Rhythms Dance.  At my weekly class, and in the privacy of my own home, this wonderful form of dance free expression accessed and gave full voice to the stories and emotions stuck in my body.  I danced and roared and stamped and cried (a lot!) and laughed and gave thanks and laid the ghosts to rest.  Over the weeks I became clearer, free-er and more peaceful.

In early February I attended a sweat lodge held by a lovely local shaman down by the River Dart.   In the dark, eerie beauty of a winter forest, we ceremonially heated huge stones in a roaring wooden pyre.  Once ready, the hot stones were brought into the lodge one by one and sprinkled with sage water.

We sat in a circle inside the lodge, naked and in total darkness, sweating and singing and praying.  It was like being inside a womb of pure spirit.  We spoke aloud one at a time, each prayer seeming to come from infinite consciousness and be sent out into the entire universe.  My prayer was spontaneous and ardent – “Please help me let go of the past and allow me the time and space I need before I get involved in another relationship.”

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During one of my more contented evenings, and inspired by Oriah Mountain Dreamer’s book, ‘The Invitation’, I did some reflective writing.  In a deep, prayerful way, I wrote about what I longed for – the kind of loving partner that would be ideal for me.

It was almost sacreligious to be so damn honest about what would be utterly wonderful for me.  I’d never given myself permission to state these things before.  But once it was down on paper I found I was moved by the quality of person I was describing in those two dozen short paragraphs.  And somehow, having committed my vision to paper, this man began to take on a tangible existence.  It was spooky.  It was as though I had begun to create a reality, or at least, call a reality towards me.

Having read widely about metaphysical principles since then, I know that this is exactly what is occurring when we make things conscious and decide to move towards them.  As my old Buddhist teacher used to say, ‘It’s not so much that man wills, but that will man’s’.  In other words our will manifests into form not the other way around.  We become what we wish for.  We create our reality from our thoughts and feelings and expectations.

Now, in my work as a coach, writing about ideals is an exercise that my clients use with unremmittingly powerful results.  But back then, I somewhat innocently placed my writings on my meditation shrine, and forgot about them.  Little did I know that I’d planted a seed that would invisibly grow into a garden of opportunity, or that I’d soon be looking upon the face of the man who would become my husband.

At first I didn’t realise I’d met him. As far as I was concerned, this ‘Pat’ guy was just a housemate of a childminder friend I’d gotten to know at Jamie’s school.

Ann and I used to hang out at each other’s houses while our boys played together.  So my first few meetings with Pat were incidental – brief interactions during a flurry of noisy, stampeding boys needing after school snacks.  I was in ‘mum mode’ and, anyway, I had a background distraction still rolling with one man or another I was half involved with.  I wasn’t paying attention where it was due.  It took me a further couple of months to wake up.  And what a wake up call it was.

Towards the end of April, my much loved, dear, wise, loving gran was painfully dying in Scotland.  My sister was giving me bulletins every day, and I was waiting for news of her final passing.  Life was sharp.  My heart was so open.

Contrastingly, I was experiencing impossibly crossed wires with Martin no.2 and decided to finish it. The very night I broke it off he fell off his steep garden terrace and was hospitalised with a broken back.  I was shocked into further acute awakeness.

That same week (intuitively picking up on what was about to happen, I’m sure) I had my Spanish ex-lover from London on the phone asking for one last chance.  For the first and last time, I said ‘No’ properly.  It was after the sweat lodge prayer and I was crystal clear.  Now I was truly free from any involvment whatsoever.  I was free to pay attention where it was due.

On the Tuesday I arrived for a session of Holographic Repatterning with my friend Christina.  I had booked the session a week ago to help with my relationship with Jamie, but there was something else on the menu.

It soon emerged that the key theme I was ready to explore was meeting the right partner.  In the session, Christina revealled to me that I held the unconsious belief that ‘I could never meet a partner that could meet me on all levels’.  This was a core reason I had been compromising myself in other relationships.  She worked with me over 2 hours to shift this belief, and, three days later…

Pat was covering his childminder housemate’s shift for the day and we were looking after the boys together in the school yard.  (Actually, Ann had been trying to set us up for a while as Pat had already eyeballed me with great interest, but I hadn’t noticed).  It was the first chance Pat and I had to really talk.

I told him about Martin no.2 and the broken back.  Knowing a little about me he commented that it’s very difficult to have a relationship with someone who isn’t spiritual if you are yourself.  I liked him.  I liked the way he sat on a rock in the playground and looked like a cowboy from the wild west.

Although I didn’t know why, I agreed that I might meet him for a drink that night.  I was feeling incredibly sensitive and anti-social (and a pub is the last place I’d go at the best of times) but something led me into the Sea Trout Inn.

The Sea Trout was Pat’s regular drinking hole, just a stone’s throw from the cottage Christina had found for us to move into after our stay in the caravan.  I laid aside my puritanical Buddhist prejudices and was pleasantly surprised by the level of meaningful communication happening amongst the public bar locals.

Pat was typically animated and in full flood “You’ve gotta get outta yar head and intta yar heart” he was insisting.  He sounded like a cowboy too, or maybe one of those charismatic American preachers.

“A bit full on”  I thought to myself, but I was intrigued.  And then, suddenly, in the middle of all the passionate discussion, Pat and I gazed intently upon each other.  ‘I see you’, he said, slowly and knowingly.  ‘I see you too’, I replied with equal gravitas.

In that moment, we did indeed truly see one another.  It was like a lightening flash had struck and lit up the entire vast landscape of who we are.  The moment returned to darkness, but the flash revealed something forever.  In that moment I realised that I recognised Pat, that I knew him, and with that knowledge came the deepest trust and truest love.

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We parted in the car park with us both feeling somewhat stunned.  “I lo…lo…lo…” Pat stammered.  He seemed to be saying something and stuffing it back into his mouth at the same time.  He looked as perplexed as I felt.  Was he trying to resist saying that he LOVES me?  Nah.  Surely not.

I went back to the cottage and received the news that my gran had just passed away.  Dear Gran.  Dear kind, loving, strong, simple, generous, understanding, fiesty, affectionate gran.  My spirit couldn’t help but elevate to commune with her and God and the afterlife and all of that other indecribable stuff that these words just don’t do justice to.  Her love and essence were filling the Devon skies and I just had to fly with her for a while.

As if in a dream, I found myself popping into the pub at Sunday lunchtime to find Pat.  It was completely unplanned.  All of a sudden I was there inviting him to take a walk on Dartmoor with me.

We talked about Gran and meditation.  Sitting by a rock pool, he told me he would have loved to study psychology if he’d ever been able to.  I told him that psychology had been my main subject at University.

Without thinking about it, I took his hand as we walked back to the car.  It was as though a greater force was acting through me.  I certainly didn’t have the where-with-all to acknowledge what was going on, or make any judgements with my head.  I was in the spontanieous and innocent world of my heart alright.

We shared our first kiss in the Sea Trout car park the next night.  I was preparing to go to Gran’s funeral later that week.  “Come… Back… To… Me…”  Pat said gently and plainly.  I’d already explained that I had a few romantic loose ends to tie up and couldn’t promise anything.  “Take whatever time you need”, he replied.

The day before I flew to Scotland, he appeared in the school playground at pick up time.  Pressing a rose quartz into my hand, he wished me well on my trip.  Keen interest and support, understanding and freedom.  This was a recipe for love.  I recognised these qualities from my ideal man list.

It took me another couple of weeks to fully absorb the significance of what was occurring, but in the aftermath of my gran’s funeral, it was a simple and inevitable fact that we would love each other and be together.  “Shall we love each other, then?” Pat had asked after an evening of endless, sublime kissing.  “Yes, let’s” I replied, but it didn’t really need an answer.

I’d never experienced anything like it.  There was no posturing or trying to impress each other and no attempts to hide our less favourable attributes – we were just relaxed and unselfconscious with each other from the very beginning.  And there was no question about whether or not we’d be together – no push-pull fear of rejection or of being overwhelmed, no insecurity whatsoever.

Likewise, there was no great destabilising intoxication – the feelings were immediate and profound, but our heads were clear and our feet were on the ground.  It was so straight forward – complete harmony, complete certainty – and left nothing to negotiate.

Sixteen months later, we were married, at a beautiful ceremony on the banks of the river Dart.

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As I was to discover, Pat had also prepared well for the arrival of what he called a ‘divine relationship’ in his life.

A long time meditator like me, Pat had worked through all the issues raised by previous relationships.  He particularly practised forgiveness (including himself) and was unusually clear, more so than me, of the sort of relationship backlog that we often carry into future relationships (and mess up by referring back to ghosts instead of the person with us now).

He had also used a specific manifestation meditation to call his vision of a relationship into being.  Popularised and taught by Dr Wayne Dyer in the 90 s, this ancient practice brings together the power of the chakras, the voice, and creative visualisation.  We call it the Ah/Om meditation.

 Click Ah/Om meditation videos for full instruction and guidance on this manifestation meditation practice (filmed at one of my workshops).

 Most importantly of all, perhaps, Pat adopted an attitude that he referred to as ‘100% intention with 100% surrender’.  Although he was very clear about the partner he sought and would not compromise with less, he was also prepared for it not to happen and would be perfectly happy to stay alone should he not find his match.

This is the fine and paradoxical art of being open to one’s aspirations and creative possibilities while at the same time being fluid with our expectations.  Many people either don’t let themselves dream through fear of not suceeding or strangle their dreams by having too much at stake and therefore too desparate for them to come true.

Often we don’t let ourselves aspire by assuming we won’t succeed (‘Can’t have’), or corrupt our aspirations into egotistical ambitions by having too much self-worth at stake if they flounder (‘Must have’).

Either way, it betrays a lack of self-knowledge and self-belief.  When we see ourselves clearly and believe in ourselves, we don’t need to push things away or grab things towards us to shore up a hollow sense of ourselves.  We can allow things to be what they are, free from what we have invested in them.  In this freedom we can experience the natural flow of coming and going, and somewhat magically, all our true needs are satisfied (‘Having-ness’).

I didn’t believe that I could find someone who could meet me on all levels, so how could I HAVE that sort of relationship.  Pat certainly can meet me on all levels.

This relationship is easily the most satisfying and stimulating either of us has ever known on the domestic, physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual levels.  It is grounded and it is sacred.  We are plumming depths and scaling heights together that would have been hard to access alone.

Of course it is also intense and challenging.  We share so much.  As well as living together and joining our families, we co-created our first coaching practice, Thrivecraft.

One day last year, I came across the description of the ideal partner I wrote all that time ago.  As Pat and I re-read it together, I was filled with a strange, joyful realisation.  The man who those words described was now nuzzling my neck, sharing my life and my deepest aspirations.

It’s amazing what we can magnetise into our lives with clear intention and positivity.  Now I understand a little more about those compelling forces that brought me to Devon.

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Dive For Your Pearls

This book is part true love story and part how-to guide. In these pages, I take you with me on the spiritual adventure of my life and share how I eventually found what I was longing for – deep trust in my own inner wisdom and a true love, soul mate and life partner that can meet me on all levels. Along with the story, I share the insights and learning that lit the way for me with the hope that this will also help illuminate your path of love and wisdom.

My quest for wisdom began when I was a child, trying to figure out if church had the answers to life’s big questions. Continuing by studying psychology at university, I was profoundly affected by the death of my father and discovered the practice of meditation. For nearly two decades thereafter, I trained for and became an ordained Buddhist.

But wisdom wasn’t enough. Although denying it for many years, deep down I also ached to be properly partnered by a soul mate – a true love that shared every aspect of my life. A series of experiences finally brought me to fulfill that destiny and the ensuing spiritual renaissance resulted in the resigning of my ordination and the founding of Thrivecraft – an inspirational coaching practice providing a universal path of love and wisdom for all.

Echoing my own journey, the first half of Pearls is about inner wisdom. Along with this part of my story, I share tips and teachings on meditation, mindfulness and intuition so that you too can tune in to your own natural inner wisdom.

The second half focuses on finding true love and includes my ‘Get Ready For Love’ step-by-step guide. I also describe how inner wisdom continues to serve a deepening relationship once you’ve met a partner (or, indeed, reveals when it is time to move on).

It is my dear wish that you will be inspired by my story and tips, transported by a special ‘Ask Your Inner Wisdom’ meditation I have created and recapture your natural entitlement to be completely guided and supported in all that you do. Go ahead and find the kind of love and wisdom that you so desire and so deserve. Dive for your pearls – they are right here and they are all yours.

Maggie Kay

 


Ask Your Inner Wisdom

A few years ago I had the great pleasure of meeting with Judy Piatkus (founder of the UK’s ground breaking independent mind/body/spirit publishing company, Piatkus Books) and chatting with her about how to connect with and use inner wisdom and intuition in our lives.

In this informal chat in a London hotel lounge, Judy asks me some great questions.  Have a watch and lift your day (and maybe even transform your life!)

In the first video, part 1, she asks

– can anyone access inner wisdom?

– are women more adept at connecting with their intuition than men?

– how do you know recognise true wisdom?

And in the second video, part 2, she wants to know

– how we can use our intuition in everyday situations?

– do you you have to be a meditator or a spiritual person to connect with inner wisdom?

– how to cultivate inner wisdom?

– how to carry inner wisdom around with you, even in busy, noisy places like London?

If you would like a hand connecting with your own inner wisdom, do download my specially created guided meditation – Ask Your Inner Wisdom below.

This beautiful, quick and easy guided meditation has been crafted from my 30 years experience of practicing and teaching many different meditations to provide the perfect way in to your own inner wisdom.

Ask Your Inner Wisdom

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Find intuitive answers and brilliant solutions

for everyday questions, problems and decisions

in life, love and business.

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“Your meditation is beautiful and very powerful.

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

  As part of my journey of inner discovery, I will listen to this often.

 Thank you for helping me to find my true self.

Charlotte Turner, artist.

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

Allow Maggie’s voice and the haunting yet uplifting 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 all, Ask Your Inner Wisdom 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…

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The art of manifestation

Hot off the press from our Thrivecraft – Wake Up Your Wisdom – workshop last weekend,  here is a video extract teaching the deep principles at work when we apply the Law of  Attraction to manifest the things we want in our life.

Srimati explains manifestation formula  – 100% INTENTION + 100% SURRENDER = MANIFESTATION.

And the principle of HAVINGNESS, which is neither ‘can’t have’ nor ‘must have’.

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Finding wisdom from within

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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…

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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

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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.

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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?

Intuition Pictures, Images and Photos

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


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


Finding our Inner Wisdom – talking with Nick Williams

I made this video with Nick Williams a few years ago when we first met.  We are talking about inner wisdom and intuition – how to find it and how to trust it – and how it makes life so much easier!

Nick is a lovely guy and we found we had very resonant interests and approaches to spirituality, work and inner life.  He is author of several books including his signature work – Discover the Work You Were Born to Do and runs www.inspired-entrepreneur.com – a vibrant community of heart and soul centered entrepreneurs.

You can download Nick’s free guide to discovering the work you were born to do on his website and find out about all the activities and resources on offer.

Here is our video chat where Nick is asking me about inner wisdom and how I use it in my coaching work to shortcut to the real ‘gold’ within us.  (Note that Nick introduces me as Srimati, as I was named in those days!)