Point Zero

What does it mean to be at ‘point zero’? Why do we want to go there and how can we get there?

Point Zero is a place whereby your mindset and thoughts are operating like the inner observer or the inner witness.

It means that you rely on having peaceful and free thoughts and perceptions of the world, rather than relying on external or physical experiences to drive your happiness or mood. Let me repeat that.

YOU CANNOT RELY ON EXTERNAL CIRCUMSTANCES OR OUTCOMES TO DRIVE YOUR MOOD OR STATE OF PEACE!

Sure, we all want time off and some personal luxuries that are important to us. I wouldn’t reject a great holiday, a pay rise, a lovely cooked meal or those new shoes I was dreaming about. Maybe that surf I wanted to take or that beautiful person I wanted to end up with as my soul mate.

These are all ‘happiness enhancers’. However, if they drive how you feel and how you judge yourself, then you are truly at the mercy of the universe – bobbing around in an uncertain sea that might change course at any time.

THINGS CAN GO WRONG, YET SOMETIMES THEY GO BEAUTIFULLY RIGHT.  IT’S 50/50

See, when I was growing up, I thought that to be balanced and happy – you needed to sort through a bunch of stuff to get there. Get good grades at school. Make some friends. Get through the trauma of my L plates and then P plates to finally get that dreamy driver’s license that meant I could be free.

Then when I went to university I just wanted to get that part-time job to have some spare cash, pass my uni degree and then feel super-smart. Awesome… Intelligence gets a tick…

But those Uni days left me a bit overweight with all the food and coffee I stuffed down my throat to get my good grades and work that job on the side which meant less exercise for me. I mean – have you seen that thick small typeface they use in textbooks that I needed to read cover to cover for my philosophy degree? Surprised I didn’t need glasses afterward.

So, being a little plump, I knew I needed to diet a bit and get that great body. How was I going to date unless I was super sexy? Happy now?

Nope. I then needed to show my parents and my social network that I could get a good job, be a respectful citizen and earn money to pay back my uni debt. Probably needed a better car to feel good about myself too, and some trendy clothes to go clubbing in. Afterall, didn’t I need a hot young date on my arm to talk about my job and drive around in my car? What about my soul mate moment and my overseas travel experiences to expand my horizons and truly make me that evolved and culturally diverse person!

So much to do just to be a complete and balanced person at one with myself!

Woah – then what about a mortgage to show everyone how responsible I am and build a house full of great furniture. That makes me happy? No way, I needed to meet my future (serious) partner, get married and have that dream wedding day and then move in together – no wait… we are having kids now so what about a bigger home to make us all happy kids need a backyard after all…

That’s gonna be it, the house, the job, the lover, the car and the kids with a backyard! Woohoo… but wait, I cannot be happy until I have the BMW 4WD like Mike the next door neighbour. He even said he can get me a job with more money in banking… it’s longer hours… but wait I’ll be happier with more money right?

Then we need a holiday to have as a family so that we can relax and truly be happy. Now, for anyone who knows me personally, I don’t have the kids or the BMW – yet I think you get the idea. All of us have variations on what we think will make us happy. It’s like the human ego is hard wired that way. We need to let go of this damaging program.

I totally accept that these life steps can provide growth and joy along the way and they can all be celebrated… They certainly enhance my experience living here on Earth.

However, the long list can be overwhelming typing it!

What if you don’t make the money to buy a BMW or your dream job is singing and not banking? What if your dream home has mouldy leaks or you get retrenched or fired?

What happens if you don’t quite meet your soul mate before childbearing years are gone, or maybe you can’t have children? What if your partner leaves you for someone else? Maybe you get sick and cannot go on the skiing holiday, or you decide that big paying job is awful and you fall into a trapped depression?

Does that mean that your life sucks?


YOU ARE ALWAYS GOING TO ADD MORE TO YOUR LIST OF ACHIEVEMENTS AND MILESTONES. YET YOU ARE ALWAYS GOING TO HAVE LIFE PLAY OUT DIFFERENTLY TO YOUR INTENDED DREAMY IDEALS. THAT’S REAL AND RAW.

I can see how life just gives people MORE external things to focus on and invest in – then I can see that when it crashes – lose the job, lose the car cause you cannot afford it, lose your family because your work hours are too long – people capitulate and become lost. They are no longer in their center of power. Happiness is buried.

That’s where POINT ZERO comes in.

Doesn’t mean you don’t want these things or aim for them. That’s cool – set your goals. Just don’t allow them to become bigger than YOU.

Because when things don’t go your way – you don’t want to be a rag doll pummelled by the universe. You cannot control the external, so don’t be an idiot and try to play the KING role where everyone and everything bows to your kingdom. It’s never going to be real.

Here is where POINT ZERO makes its entrance.

Be the observer. Witness what’s going on and stay centered in your own thoughts. Sure, you can be sad, angry or upset by events not rolling out nicely. I know I am. But know that it’s your choice to be upset. It’s your choice to be angry. From a higher perspective. From a higher awareness. You are ON it and not IN it.

ON = ABOVE/VIEWING AT A HIGHER LEVEL/ UNDERSTANDING IT AND STAYING TRUE TO YOUR INNER SELF (EVEN IF THE EVENT IS CRAPPY)

IN = BEING WRAPPED UP IN IT AND NOT SEEING OUTSIDE OF THE RED GLARING DRAMA IN YOUR LIFE. IT’S LIKE BEING BLINDED. IT’S SO FAR UP IN YOUR FACE THAT YOU’RE A WRINKLED MESS OF STRESS.

Which sounds better? ON, right?

So, I learned after all of this to stay in the center and practice the lifelong art of being at POINT ZERO. Staying in a place that means I am content and peaceful no matter what I am doing. Washing dishes or skiing in Japan. I know what I cannot and what I can control. I have internal control over my thoughts and feelings.

Sure – do I lose my shit every so often? Yep… sometimes the drama creeps in like the sneaky flu. However, I catch myself these days pretty quickly. My inner critic (drama queen or judge) doesn’t stay in first place very long before my observer kicks in and corrects my thinking. The more you do it, the better you become at handling life.

POINT ZERO STARES IN THE FACE OF YOUR EGO AND SAYS:

“MAKE YOUR PLANS AMIGO, BUT REMEMBER WHO’S REALLY IN CHARGE OF DECIDING HOW MUCH INNER PEACE AND HAPPINESS I HAVE.”

 

REMEMBER THE RULES:

1. You cannot control the external environment… truly you cannot (your ego thinks you can though so watch out for it)
2. You can control how you think, feel and respond…
3. Point Zero means you are observing from a higher perspective, watching external events and making conscious choices how to react.
4. Cultivating Point Zero takes practice and the more you do it, the easier it becomes (it’s often referred to as the ‘witness’ or the ‘observer’
5. Happiness isn’t having THINGS or meeting GOALS. Happiness is how you feel about yourself on the inside. Goals can enhance your life experience and give you opportunities to grow… yet as a stand-alone thing; they cannot make you happy.

Happiness is a mental choice we make every day to feel connected and free to whatever is going on around us – easy or hard as it may be. And for you, I wish it to be easy. When it’s hard, command your inner ‘point zero’ warrior and go make war with your ego and be sure to win! Because, every time you win, the next battle becomes easier. Let your ego be your faithful servant.

Point Zero is the best friend you’ll ever have.

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Debbie Pask helps people to live a spiritual life and specialises in helping you move through major life transitions – whether that be career purpose, personal identity challenges, relationship conflicts at work or home, working through burnout/stress and more.

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The Numerology of 2018 and what does that mean for us?

Last year (2017), we were in a ‘1’ year and that was all about new beginnings. Starting fresh and for some of us, going solo.

We were asked to start new objectives, new habits (letting go of the old) and setting ourselves up for the next 9-year cycle. This often means a death (of the old) and rebirth of the new which can be quite intense for some of us.

How well did you go? Only you can answer that. I find that many people have this 2017 theme spill over into the new year and some remaining loose ends need to be tied up and sorted before you go again.

Are you feeling the crunch of the end of year clean up? If so, read my recent blog on Groundhog Day.  

So, if 2017 was a ‘1’ year, then that means the numerology of 2018 is a ‘2’ year.

But it’s not that simple… it is also an ‘11’ year as the numbers equate to 11/2. What do they mean?

11 is a master number so this year can signal a time to tune in and access your own personal mastery.

It can help you to bring the spiritual (energetic dream) down into the physical realm.

It is about being visionary, leading and inventing/dreaming up ideas and projects. Being a double ‘1’ means you have double power and focus.

Ooh – what might you do with this extra power? Use your inner strength and lead yourself to something unique and purposeful. The energy of the year will propel you along naturally!

Watch out for feeling ungrounded, superior or aimless. The vision needs a strong project plan to anchor it. Dream it up for sure and then give it substance and action.

Questions to ask yourself about the 11 number include?

What amazing skill and gift do I naturally have that I can master and broadcast into the world to reach my greatest potential?

What 2 paths can I walk (side by side) that are complementary and exciting for me? Or maybe they are two significant goals or habits?

What dreams do I have that are ready to bubble to the surface? How can I triple their effectiveness? Do I need to dream bigger?

If I have my dream in mind, what resources can I call upon to bring it to mastery?

 

Now let’s discuss the 2. The numerology of 2 is a beautiful collaborative number. It asks us to partner or work with others to bring about our plans. So when you have your ‘11’ dream or vision ready, get busy finding the people to work with. This could be paid work or a joint venture. This might be you mastering the Art of RECEIVING or ASKING. Perhaps you are changing your old ways of solo efforts and you are ready to play with the other kids in the sandbox? It’s not the year to make it a one person journey.

The numerology of 2 implies sensitivity and receptiveness. Listen more and connect more with what is really going on or being said. Use your intuition and softness to drive forward as logic and driving energy might just be the poison that kills your vision. You are the second year into the swing of your 9 year cycle so things are still birthing and ironing out.

Watch out for: feeling moody, critical or indecisive. The team effort needs a positive and creative mindset to ensure success. Don’t get swallowed up in the emotion of number 2.

Questions to ask yourself for mastery of the 2 include:

Who do I work best with and what resources can I pull together this year?

How can I tune into my psychic and creative abilities more often?

What habits do I have to reflect on and transform that keep me alone?

What sort of partnership do I need this year – love, business, social or other?

How can I ask for what I need, minus the guilt?

Got any more questions on the numerology of 2018?

Get in touch!

P.S. Want to kick-start your year with some support and personal coaching?

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How To Master Work-Life Balance?

It seems the more ambitious you are in business, the messier your personal life can get. True statement? Yes it is… if you fail to have a serious strategy in place to master the art of work-life balance.

There is nothing wrong with being a passionate executive or business owner. In fact, I am one of them and often review my strategies to make sure I am on track with personal well being and work-life balance. And even if you are not work focused, if you are working to make money in any form, these ideas still apply to you.

My top tips for shifting your mindset around work-life balance so you stay healthy?

1.You are the creative hub at the centre of your world.

That means work is a creative expression of you. Your friends and social connections are also a creative expression of you. So are you children, your partner, the way your dress, your hobbies and your health. Remember to stay in the center of your world and not let any of those external things above GROW BIGGER THAN YOU. You are always bigger than your work, so if you are spending all day and night there or it is chewing up your spare time in thoughts, stress, worry or tightness – then it has become your master. Time to change the power balance.

2.Remember to spend time between an ‘intuitive or creative’ state and a ‘logical’ state at work.

The reason we often find it hard to find our work-life balance is not just because our job might consume our time and hours – it is because we are addicted to ONE type of output state – deliver, deliver and over-deliver. The ‘logical’ state. We run on achievements, ticking our task list off and smashing through the churn. To have any kind of flow state – we need to balance those high energy outputs with creative thinking time, intuitive dream states and more of a connecting social feeling. Doing guided meditation is a great option. We need to do what performance athletes do and take recovery times in between high output frenzy states. This allows us to recoup energy, and give us the fuel and power to sprint our race tomorrow. We become more productive this way. Those intuitive states allow us to feel a whole lot more balanced. Our work-life balance evens out when we apply this concept.

3.Add Meaning, Heart and Purpose to your working life.

If you don’t have a heart connected purpose to what you are doing, then you are definitely losing the race… When we connect properly our ideas and vision – with the heart and blueprint we have within us, it seems our energy increases and we aren’t then just investing time in a ‘JOB’ but more in a life purpose or deeper life contribution. This not only revives the heart but we feel more fulfilled in several areas of life and hence we are not out of balance with our career or work. Our work-life balance remains intact, at least somewhat.

You can see these mindset shifts create a better work-life balance mentality overall.

Have a think about your individual situation and see what you can do about creating a better work-life balance state.

Watch the video below for my 3 Effective Work-Life Balance Hacks… The one I mention about transitioning from work to home life is a common issue people tell me they have.

3 EFFECTIVE WORK-LIFE

Debbie Pask

Debbie Pask helps people to live a spiritual life and specializes in helping you move through major life transitions – whether that be career purpose, personal identity challenges, relationship conflicts at work or home, working through burnout/stress and more.

The Three Top Energy Tips to Keep You Well in Winter

Do you have what it takes to sparkle this winter?

The seasons affect us in different ways; however, there is a common understanding that winter is a time for energy withdrawal and inward reflection.

Does this mean we become hermit-like and anti-social? No!

However, it does mean that we all get a chance to lose our old leaves, to tidy up the deadwood and get ready for a new season coming up, that is spring! So, what would be the best way to use winter to your energetic advantage?

Here are my Top 3 Ideas:

1. The intention is everything.

Make a list of all the things within you (beliefs, habits, old painful events) that need to have a ‘funeral’. We don’t realize how powerful our intentions are as spirits in this universe and that w can symbolically and ceremonially ASK our inner self to stop attracting those experiences that feed that outdated belief.

By remembering who and what you are, and then making your own list of items to death, you are placing a stake in the ground and commanding some attention. Be dramatic and give it a proper Fire Ceremony of a funeral. Burn up your list and watch it slip away. Then, don’t be lazy! Start writing your weekly or daily thoughts and look out for these old thoughts popping up in your psyche. Once you see them, call them out and place them in the ‘naughty’ corner until they start to realize who is in control and respect your intentions.

2. Boundaries around your energy are key.

As people around you are shedding their shadows and outdated beliefs, so you need to be mindful of not taking on board or holding anyone’s energetic baggage. Colds and flu are really just the body’s way of letting go of energetic ‘gunk’. So if you see someone who is sick, they are likely to be releasing their issues. So my advice is to say silently to yourself: “that’s not my stuff and I choose not to take it on. My body does not need to catch this illness.” Make a clear boundary around you not sharing their physical detox, and this especially applies if you are in the same house, family or social structure. Make this your new belief around not being susceptible to colds and flu that are making its rounds. If you are the martyr type of person that feels they need to look after everyone, maybe try and change this limiting attitude and put yourself first this winter. if you feel responsible for others, you will literally “collect their cold”.

3. Cleanse your house.

That means your physical body (guy) and also your home space. These two places are where you are most likely going to find your energetic gunk. Let’s start with the body.

We digest our emotions on to our stomach alongside with food. So when we get tricky, emotions surface, our gut and digestion can often become affected. So while you are clearing out old stuff, try and maintain or detox your gut microbiome (flora of the stomach) so that it’s as clean as possible to process your energy garbage out. Eat lots of fresh seasonal food. Stay away from sugar or any inflammatory foods as these really do affect your moods and energy more than you think. Eating fried or sugary food puts a massive strain on the body and inflames emotions to be much more intense than they need to be.

In addition, make sure you clear and cleanse your home space. Your thoughts and feelings create energy residue which lingers in the space you live in. Old beliefs, arguments, stresses and more. They collect in energy stagnant areas and in the walls. The best way to give your house a clearing is smoke sage leaves (or dried eucalyptus) and ask for any old lingering stresses to go away, and replace that with intentions you wish, such as positivity, joy, connection and many more.

Oh, and did I mention stay connected to nature?? Being earthed into our great earth mother truly is the best medicine…

You will be surprised at how these three simple ideas can positively affect your personal energy and keep your energy sparkle alive. Of course, if you are dealing with a big life issue or transition, come for a session for your soul and shift it out. Better out than in they say!

Peace Out!

James Pask

 

 

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Do you have a clear well-being life plan?

That’s a big question and it probably feels a little overwhelming to think about, especially if you are juggling many tasks and roles; work, family, children, social, fitness and more.

It doesn’t have to be. It just takes a little thought, a little reflection and a commitment to yourself to think about how balanced you truly are in life. Let’s look at the 3 step formula.

STEP 1 – What are my quadrants?

There are 4 key parts of you to keep in balance. Let’s take a look;

Mental – your goals, dreams, plans and mindset

Emotional – your joy, fun, connection and love

Physical – your fitness, diet and vitality

Spiritual – your mindfulness, intuition, beliefs and connection to higher state/self

STEP 2 – Self-analysis and reflection

Which quadrant (mental, emotional, physical or spiritual) do I give attention to? What is it that I do to stay balanced in that area? Celebrate that!

Which quadrant am I neglecting the most? What impact does that have on my life and wellbeing? Where is it stopping me from meeting my goals? For example if we fail to feed our emotional or spiritual quadrants, then our goals of peace, mindfulness or less stress will be difficult to meet.

Or if we fail to give attention to our physical quadrant, then it is unlikely that any weight loss goals, personal vitality goals, self-care or recovering from an illness will be met effectively.

Many people struggle to feed the emotional and spiritual as these areas feel like a ‘nice to have’ for our logical brains. Trust me; they are not a ‘nice to have’ – they are intrinsic for life itself.

STEP 3 – Action

If I think about that neglected quadrant or quadrants, what habits could I start that might feed and nourish that missing bit within? What actions (one off or ongoing) could I take that would start to balance out those neglected bits and help me find the inner peace I need?

Schedule those actions and habits into your diary and pay attention by committing to doing them until they become autopilot.

Over time is will be useful to look at your life and see how these positive actions have created the change you want. We cannot always be superstars at all 4 of them, but we can get efficient in choosing actions that might suit two quadrants at once. For example I go horse-riding every week which feeds my emotional joy quadrant, physical exercise quadrant and also a spiritual connectedness quadrant as I am riding in rainforest and getting my soul fed by the horse and nature all around me. Now that’s powerful.

Exercising with a friend can help you to feed the physical quadrant as well as emotional joy if you love that person and have a good laugh with them. Remember that we sometimes might prioritise one quadrant over the other depending on our life challenges. For example we usually need to step back from the mental quadrant when we have a personal crisis and access the emotional and spiritual to replenish.

So, what could you do TODAY and NEXT WEEK that might pick up that neglected quadrant and give it the attention and love it deserves so you can have a happy, fulfilled and balanced life?

If you want more ideas how to remedy a quadrant, then email me [email protected] or come along to my next personal development retreat where we go through your own wellness life plan and get clear and powered up about how you can live a better life. It doesn’t matter whether you attend a personal development retreat, whether you get a coaching session to work it out, or if you just take your own initiative… the key is to give it some thought as you (your mind, body and spirit) are the most valuable asset you have in this lifetime.

 

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What’s the repeating story in your head?

Intention is everything. This rings true in the physical and material world but even more so in the metaphysical world. Science is now proving that what we think (and feel) shapes and defines our reality. So, what are you thinking about will always deliver that very story to you. The old saying ‘be careful what you wish for’ does indeed have a basis of truth!

Many of us allow these scripts or stories (often outdated) to play out in our subconscious mind and don’t take the time to check in on them. We don’t garden the weeds out or prune them back. We don’t plant new flowers in our garden and we forgot which flowers make us truly happy.

When I ask clients what are their greatest and more important values, 9 out of 10 cannot immediately answer. If that is the case, then what springs up in our garden is not thoughtful or intended. Maybe they are weeds? We have forgotten to live a values based life where we have powerful and passionate clarity about what we want and how to act to get it.

I love doing a values exercise with people as it creates so many ‘aha’ moments with people. I ask people what their top values are and hence what can’t they live without. The responses can be a concept or way of being such as freedom or honesty, or it can be something much more tangible like the ocean, or listening to music. There is no right or wrong, and the underlying theme is that these top values must be so important to you they make life worth living. They help you to literally ‘breathe’.

In a limitless world with so much distraction, we need those set of VALUES to ground us and to help create our desired story, not the one accidentally playing out. If we have no anchor, then we become a ship sailing at night never reaching a port. Defining your values is like owning the deep part of yourself and then using this as your rock or roots to keep you on course with your blueprint.

Find out what your values are and make decisions and take actions that bring you closer to that state or thing. Watch your happiness rise, your anxiety fall and your life change from nightmare to dream.

This is one of the activities i do with people in their early coaching sessions (whether business or personal) and we also do at our mindfulness retreat in Bellingen. We are all about bringing your energy back into alignment and focussing on what really matters to you. Although you can set your values anywhere and anytime, our Healing Holidays mindfulness retreat delivers you a chance to hone in on what you love whilst in the heart of nature and mother earth; nothing is more incredible than listening to her breath and heartbeat to get you into flow and figure out what is really meaningful to you.

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Do you have a life problem-solving tool?

We all face life problems to solve at one time or another. Some are biggies and some are less intense but we all need tools and strategies to move through them. Many of our big challenges need a ‘death and rebirth’ of sorts. Boy, that sounds intense! What do I mean by that? If you think about the world of technology and software, it is clear that every so often a new version of the software gets released. Windows 6, Windows 7, 8 and so forth. What the software engineers realise is that the technology becomes outdated and the bugs need to be ironed out.

Well, the same applies to us humans. Our brains can get stuck and our feelings get buggy. We start to trip up and overload. Sometimes we have a major crash and sometimes we just need a few new plugins. Regardless, we don’t often have a good process or ceremony for this in our western world. We just keep speeding along faster than light thinking we can outrun our challenges or they might get bored of picking on us and bugger off.

I can assure you that does not happen. The human brain and body is a huge mechanism and things like to hide. In fact, sometimes they hide and spring up later as cancerous lumps. That’s nasty stuff. Toxic feelings and thoughts gathering together at an addiction meeting and turning into a tumour.

Pretty much all indigenous tribes had a way of releasing these shadows (issues and tumours or old versions) through ceremony. These rituals or ceremonies were mainly based around song and dance but they also had problem-solving tools like the Medicine Wheel. I use this tool regularly in my work and own life, as it is centuries old and has a lot of energetic power through the ongoing use. The medicine wheel is an incredible tool to assist you in finding answers and resolving problems intuitively and powerfully in big leaps. You receive intuitive life answers as you meditate facing ethe direction of North (fire), East (air), West (earth) and South (water), as each direction matches a specific area of your life issues.

Many people who have done a Medicine wheel ceremony with me talk about how answers and solutions seem to drop out of nowhere into their head and heart to fix a difficult issue. The wheel is also great for releasing old baggage and old versions of yourself, so it has a wonderful result with clearing the old and making way for the new insights.

Who wouldn’t want an experience like that?

At our spiritual retreats in Bellingen we journey into the Medicine wheel as a group and you are given a series of questions and exercises to complete. No matter how logical or sceptical you are, everyone finds an amazing gift in this ceremony and the transformation is quite profound. You obviously don’t always need to come for a spiritual retreat like our Healing Holidays to get this experience, but it certainly creates a peaceful and uninterrupted space for you to let go and reinvent the new version of your software body.

Whether you are only at version 2.1 or whether you are coming into version 17.6 of yourself, getting yourself to our spiritual retreat and doing the medicine wheel is one of the biggest gifts you can give yourself.

Contact Debbie Pask to find out where and when the next medicine wheel might be running or sign yourself up to our next spiritual retreat where we do the mother of all medicine wheel journeys! www.rezinate.com.au/healing-holidays

 

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Have you given your MIND a Job Description?

We live and breathe by using job descriptions in the workplace to keep focused, clear on our responsibilities and also to work with others to stay in flow. We see this job description as intrinsic in keeping clarity of direction and purposeful intention.

Yet, on a personal level we don’t invest the thought or time to create a Life Job Description to tell the mind and ego what to do, how to focus and how you want your personal world to flow. Most of us realise that our subconscious mind is what ultimately drives us. It processes over 40 billion bits of information every day (compared to the conscious mind which can cope with around 40 things) and decides what to focus on or not depending on a fallback program. Obviously, the subconscious mind does the basic survival stuff. It makes sure your heart is pumping and oxygen is flowing. It helps us to avert danger and stay alive when under threat. It learns the road maps you drive to work and can switch into autopilot when you get stressed with other life stuff.

It has a clever RAS (reticular activating system) that acts like a beacon homing device and if it knows something you want, it will look out for it. A great example is when you are looking for a new car. If you decide on a red coloured Totoya Camry car, then your RAS will see a stack of them on the road because it has a little program to follow.

But, are we effectively programming our RAS with the deeper things in life we want? Many of us simply are not. We are not taught to do this and certainly don’t learn it at school or our day jobs. Are we setting clear intentions and establishing a focused chat with it to tell it what you DON’T want and what you DO want. That requires you to get very clear with your life objectives and the story that you want to create, then translating into a clear job description for the MIND.

You must be prepared to let old stories that are negatively impacting you and then create a new contract or new job description that you tell your subconscious and conscious mind. Then you are truly being effective and flowing with your life, just as you would with a new job where you had a clear job specification. We find this a powerful and transformative exercise.

At our 4-day healing holiday spiritual retreats, which happen several times each year in Bellingen NSW, we have a specific exercise and template on creating this new contract and therefore job description for your mind and life. We do several ceremonies and exercises to let the old outdated patterns release and then establish the new job description and lock this in using universal principles and indigenous wisdom. Our spiritual retreats are designed to help support your new life direction as our hope is that you will take away with you the tools and experiences that help you manifest a more mindful, happy and restorative life experience – giving you exactly what you need to reboot and invest in yourself. If you are interested in our 4-day spiritual retreats, please click this link www.rezinate.com.au/healing-holidays

Are you suffering from NDD?

NDD means Nature Deficit Disorder and it refers to our lack of connection to nature which creates an attention disorder in relation to our inner present and physical self. Science has now proven that nature is one of the only things that energises us when we focus on it as opposed to focussing on other things like work, people or projects/hobbies that actually uses our energy.

If you are working in a busy job, have an active personal lifestyle and find yourself in a home, office, restaurant, bar, café or gym much of the time, then you will be lacking that connection to the earth and the natural environment around you. Add WIFI and technology to that equation and you are getting the full energy zap occurring. You may experience anything from mild NDD to full blown NDD burnout which feels like fatigue, irritation, stress, feeling lost, overwhelmed or disconnected from other people. That’s not to say this lifestyle you are living is wrong or bad. It is more about your awareness of how you can offset the effects of a modern lifestyle (and the above feelings) and utilise the natural world to re-energise and rejuvenate.

Nature gives us so many riches. Mountains and ocean give off negative ions which balance our health when we become burdened with positive ions (electrical devices, mobile phones, computers, electricity towers and cars). The oxygen levels of the country (or vast expanses of nature) are much higher than a populated city. We literally breathe easier. Nature has kinetic energy that can enhance our intentions and revive our physical senses. We feel more connected to the mystery and magic of life when we see amazing views and feel like a small part of the bigger earth around us. Also, it has been proven that views of ocean or nature horizon landscapes actually releases endorphins in our brain and hence enhances our mood.

So, the question to you would be… When? Where? and how can you get access to nature? To a vast expanse of green space where you can come back to your senses, yourself and your mindful presence? And when you are there, how can you appreciate it, soak it up and put some funds into your nature bank account so you don’t suffer from NDD? Best of all, it doesn’t cost you any money, nature is the one thing that is simply and purely FREE, and it’s the thing that literally keeps us alive.

If you feel you need a good healthy dose of getting back to nature, perhaps try our nature retreats running this year:

 

Healing Holidays Nature Retreats which run regularly on the mid North Coast of Australia in the Bellingen area. These nature retreats are 4 days of pure nature, mindfulness, personal development and healing. You won’t find anything else quite like it. Read more here 

 

 

 

Journey to Oneness: One Day Nature RetreatA mix of structured activity, free-form conversations, healing journeys, meditations and timeout in nature to connect in and deepen your intuition, relaxation and self-awareness and healing skills. Read more here