Aboriginal Culture and Experience on The Great Ocean Road

Aboriginal Culture and Experience on The Great Ocean Road

The traditional territory of the Wadawurrung and Eastern Maar peoples is traversed by the Great Ocean Road. Before the arrival of Europeans, their predecessors lived in this region for at least 40,000 years.

The entrance of British colonists had a disastrous effect on the indigenous populations due to conflicts, land removal, and the introduction of a new way of life. Thankfully, nowadays, all of Victoria's Aboriginal cultural landmarks and artifacts are now legally protected.

Through The Great Ocean Road, you may experience the remnants of the Aboriginal culture in all its glory. Visit the cultural centers and the glorious natural sights. The foods are also something to write home about. Read on to find out more.

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It Will Take All Of Us

Maria Shirver's Sunday Paper- It Will Take All of Us
“One can not reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.”  —Lao Tzu

I've Been Thinking...

The people came to Washington DC to testify this past week. They testified about fearing for their lives in our nation’s classrooms. They testified about what they endured while defending our nation’s democracy. They testified about loss, the need for gun reform, and dishonesty in our elections process. They came to Washington with pleas for hope. They put their lives on the line to testify about not just what they endured and experienced, but also what they felt in those harrowing moments and still feel today.

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How Rationality Hides The Truth

How Rationality Hides The Truth - Deepak Chopra, MD

Rationality is the most ingenious invention ever devised by the human mind for extracting order out of chaos. As raw experience, the physical world is chaos soup. We are bombarded by billons of perceptual bits every minute—the retina at the back of your eye alone receives trillions of photons a minute. Chaos is totally disorderly and disorganized. It makes no sense; therefore, the world makes no sense unless something steps in to organize things so that everyday life doesn’t feel like a storm-tossed ship.

Reason did the trick. You can gaze out your window and see trees, sky, buildings, and other people, giving each a name. You can hone your reason, go to graduate school, and become an expert in botany so that you know everything about trees or architecture so that you can build a house or skyscraper. The modern world has been engineered by the rational mind. So what could go wrong?

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The Miracle of Physicality

The Miracle of Physicality - Neale Donald Walsch

Today I’d like to take a look at “the miracle of physicality.” If we really are “all one” (and we are), what IS this One Thing that becomes physical?

The other day I was doing some re-reading in one of the powerful books in the Conversations with God oeuvre, titled “When Everything Changes, Change Everything,” and I happened upon a passage that neatly explained this question. It said that more and more we are coming to understand that we are something other than the body, other than the mind, and yes, even other than the soul. We are all three combined, and “the Whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”

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The Law of Thinking: What Is It and How Does It Work?

The Law of Thinking: What Is It and How Does It Work?

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” – Plutarch

As you read this post, you have thoughts in your head. You can’t not think. It’s a constant state of being.

When you’re doing dishes, driving to the store, taking a shower, or head down working in absolute concentration, you are thinking. You are thinking at all moments of your life.

I often tell people to notice what they are noticing. It’s a Brave Thinking® tool used to manifest the life you would love. If you take charge over your thoughts, you will be able to make your reality equal to your dream.

Have you ever had someone ask you what you were thinking? And the surprise of the question threw you off guard?

Sometimes you didn’t know what you were thinking.

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How to Free Yourself from Ego

How to Free Yourself from Ego - Kute Blackson
""Ego is not a thing, it is a process. When you see it for what it is, then you are able to shift your relationship with ego and ego begins to lose its grip."

Today’s episode of SoulTalk is about something we all have struggled with: EGO.

We often hear terms like “Ego is the enemy.” Or that we must annihilate the ego in order to be free.  But, what if ego wasn’t actually the enemy? What if trying to get rid of ego was only making it stronger? You will learn  4 practical steps on how to free yourself from the limiting grip of ego.

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Holding the Space for Humanity

Holding the Space for Humanity - Panache Desai

When you die, the infinite takes whatever form you need it to take for you, a form you can accept and embrace. In my book Discovering Your Soul Signature, I said that if God is infinite, then everybody is right because the Infinite, the formless, takes the form that you love in order to greet you, meet you and welcome you back into infinity. 

This is also true with people who are alive. For example, the infinite takes the form of a person or maybe the infinite has taken the form of all of us for the same reason. The form makes the potential accessible. Everything that is unfolding has to unfold through everyone of us. We are here to hold the space for humanity. 

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Do You Trust Your Inner Knowing?

Do You Trust Your Inner Knowing?  - Dr. Margaret Paul

All of us are born connected with our spiritual guidance. Young children whose parents value them as individuals and foster their inner knowing, grow up trusting their inner authority. But many of us grew up with parents who, in their desire to have control over us, consistently undermined our inner knowing.

When we were young, our parents were naturally the authorities on what was good or bad, right or wrong. They were big and we were little, so we naturally assumed that they knew much more than we did. When they discounted our inner knowing, we may have learned to discount it as well.

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How to Become a Self-Made Millionaire

How to Become a Self-Made Millionaire - Julie Murphy

When it comes to becoming a self-made millionaire, although the idea might seem out of reach or only reserved for the ambitious or entrepreneurial few, it’s actually something that’s far more achievable than you might imagine! 

Today, I’m going to share with you the true secrets on how to become rich and embody Real Wealth in all areas of your life. 

Money is Energy

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Mark Nepo's Weekly Reflection: Lightning in a Bottle

Mark Nepo's Weekly Reflection: Lightning in a Bottle

The being in us flies like a hawk.

It knows nothing of the ground.

But the human in us walks like

a horse and must climb over

everything. We grow by trying

to fly and suffer because we can’t.

A Question to Walk With: In conversation with a friend or loved one, discuss something you have seen with clarity though it has been hard to live out.

This is from my new book of poems in progress, The Tone in the Center of the Bell.

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Nothing Is Good Or Bad, But Thinking Makes It So

Nothing Is Good Or Bad, But Thinking Makes It So

When I was going through my Dark Night of the Soul, I met with many professionals. My intention in meeting with them was twofold:

(1) Establish a support structure

(2) Gather perspective and guidance beyond my own perception

I recall meeting with one very highly specialized psychologist, and he asked me:

“How do you see what’s happening to you? What’s the story you tell yourself?”

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Getting Comfortable with Uncertainty

Getting Comfortable with Uncertainty - Arielle Ford

And Just Like That, the title of the new Sex and The City series, comes from Carrie watching Mr. Big suddenly die in the first episode and then, just like that, her life is changed forever.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, nearly all of us have had our own (maybe many) life altering experiences throwing us into the deep end of the pool of uncertainty.

From having to worry about if we would run out of toilet paper, to catching a life-threatening virus, to changes in every aspect of daily life, life as we once knew it has changed. And NO ONE knows anything for certain anymore, in spite of the constant speculation by cable TV hosts trying to figure it out.

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See Progress

See Progress - Rick Hanson Ph.D

Are some things getting better?

The Practice:
See progress.


There are always things that are getting worse. For example, over the past year, you probably know someone who has become unemployed or ill or both, and there’s more carbon in the atmosphere inexorably heating up the planet.

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Our Collective Awakening

Our Collective Awakening - Maria Shirver's Sunday Paper

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.”   Dalai Lama

I've Been Thinking...

I didn’t finish writing this column until the end of the week. I found myself struggling to put into words everything I’ve been hearing, noticing, thinking, and feeling lately. I’m sure you’ve found yourself in the same position. 

Everywhere I look, I see grief. I see pain, heartbreak, confusion, and disbelief. In fact, almost every interaction I had this week involved someone saying, “Wow, the world is really crazy right now, isn’t it? I mean, what the hell do you think is going on?”

Good question.

I’ve thought a lot about what’s going on. I’ve also thought a lot about what the possible solutions might be to address what’s going on. But every time I speak about possible solutions or ideas, someone tells me that they won’t work. They immediately jump to blaming and to othering. Things get heated really fast.

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How to Find Your Purpose in Life

How to Find Your Purpose in Life - Jack Canfield

I first embarked on the journey to find my purpose in life back when I was in college. I majored in Chinese history but in my senior year, looking for an “easy A,” I took an elective course called Social Relations 10. 

In that class, we talked about our feelings and got to know each other on a deeper level than I had with anyone else I’d ever known. I discovered that I loved learning about human behavior and realized that this was what I wanted to do with my life.

As I delved deeper into the study of psychology and personal development over the next few decades, my purpose became increasingly clear. I understood that, for me, my purpose in life is to inspire and empower people to live their highest vision in the context of love and joy.

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Living the Magic of Presence

Living the Magic of Presence - John Holland

The beauty and magic of England have always filled my soul, so when I had the opportunity to lead a group of 30 like-minded friends last month on a 10-day tour of the many spiritual sites there, I jumped at the chance. The trip was postponed for almost three years due to world events and travel restrictions, but the time was finally right and I was on my way.

It had been more than 25 years ago when synchronistic events brought me to England for the first time to study psychic sciences and mediumship. I never really set out to be a professional medium, I was just following the promptings of my Soul. There was something inside me back then that needed to come forward, and traveling to this magical country helped me to get better acquainted with my Soul and my Soul Purpose.

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Is The Metaverse The New Hope For Mental Health?

Is The Metaverse The New Hope For Mental Health?
By Deepak Chopra, MD, Poonacha Machaiah, MBA, Srini Pillay, M.D.

The need for advances in mental health is growing, and the problems are reaching more people than ever. No one would be shocked to hear that nearly 30% of Americans have seen a therapist during the pandemic, according to one online survey. “Those most likely to seek help include victims of layoffs or furloughs (46%), Gen Zers (39%) and millennials (37%), and men (34%).” The 
survey, by ValuePenguin, reflects a critically stressful time. But this spike in numbers isn’t adequate to represent the number of people in mental distress that is either temporary or chronic. According to a poll conducted by the American Psychiatric Association, more than half of parents are worried about their children’s mental well-being.

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Don't Give Up

Don't Give Up  - Temple Hayes

Have you ever heard the statement,” My life is falling apart so it can come together in a new way”? There are times right before we give up that things fall into place. Steven Covey emphasizes that in order to achieve success, you must keep the end in mind. Ask yourself where you would like the end result to be, then come back to today and integrate little steps towards the goal.

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Simplify - Peggy Kornegger

I grew up hearing my father repeatedly quoting Thoreau: “Simplify, simplify, simplify.” A life without possessions and attachments. Of course, he was counseling himself because he never threw anything away. Like many of his generation who lived through the Depression era, he acquired a lifelong habit of saving things because “they might come in handy someday.” A philosophy born out of necessity, yet hard to shake decades later when it wasn’t as necessary, and accumulation could become burdensome. Thus, periodically he would announce his intention of moving to a one-room cabin in the woods, as Thoreau had done at Walden Pond. Simplify…

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5 Ways to STOP Desire From Blocking Your Manifestations

5 Ways to STOP Desire From Blocking Your Manifestations - Julie Murphy

One of the most challenging parts of manifestation can be allowing our desires to block the process. When the energetic flow is being hijacked by our negative thoughts, habits and actions, we’re only going to create more of what we don’t want. 

In today’s article, I’m going to share 5 ways in which you can stop your desire, truly manifest your dreams and begin to embody your highest self and the life you came here to live!

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