Consciousness enables us to feel the depth of unconditional love. Indigenous societies live within these structures, and they know they are part of a higher organism — the universe, the cosmic consciousness and collective consciousness. It is continuously communicating to the spark of consciousness deep inside each of us.

We are all experiencing evolution all the time — we all want to be happy and content. The pursuance of happiness, a state of being we have all experienced known as the experience of unification. …

As we know — social media is not real; it’s a curated edition of our individual lives. And yet it pulls at the DNA string of need for external validation and comparisons. For all the wonders that social media can bring, overwhelmingly, it can detrimentally affect our mental health.

One strategy to help overcome anxiety, low self-esteem, poor sleep, inattention and hyperactivity is to reduce the amount of the time spent on social media.

I decided to go for the extreme complete abstinence, which is severe and will leave you very few connections because social media has become the preferred…

Given that we all have a lot more time on our hands — I thought I would share with you some poignant books from my reading list. These books have profounding helped me with my personal development.

King Warrior Magician Lover: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine
By Robert Moore & Doug Gillette
This book helps men become better men. The book explores some of the problems unique to modern men and offers suggestions on actions they can take to overcome those problems.

by Anthony de Mello
Mixing Christian spirituality, Buddhist parables, Hindu breathing exercises, and psychological insights

When we are in the midst of a melancholic state, it can be hard to unpack this with those who care most about us for fear of being the eternal low-viber.

Instead, we put on a brave face and pretend all is well, as an attempt to tell ourselves things are ok inside our heads. The act propels itself and us into a shakey future.

Reality becomes fragmented with different versions told to different loved ones and connections. It is therefore understandable we can start to feel unsure about who we are and what we think when we have so…

Rinse & repeat? Or try a new program?

For about twenty years or so, I have been exploring my happiness and consciousness development.

I believe there are a few routes to help overcome internal shadows and self-sabotage — all of which have helped me to overcome low self-esteem, anxiety, body dysmorphia and fear.

Primarily they are meditation, silent retreats and the master plant teacher ayahuasca and well as Neuro-linguistic programming.

Back in 2000, I started to explore consciousness and had a revelation during a short meditation session, whereby I experienced my third eye open. Suddenly I felt connected to everything and everyone.

That moment was filled with such…

Previously, I used to hold my breath — a bit too much. I was unaware of my unusual breathing habits until I became a conscious observer of my workings.

I realised that my breath-holding was part of my tension loop. It would usually couple up with the clenching of my toes. My body was showing me I was experiencing tension and stress; this observation was the catalyst for my permanent transformation!

I discovered Pranayama back in 2003; it’s a healthy variety of breath control. After my first session, I felt remarkably relaxed and free of anxiety and tension. I also…

So many people are dealing with some form of stress. I never quite understood until I experienced it. Anxiety is an overwhelming experience; what I remember most was when I had a period free of tension, I would find myself worrying about when it would next strike. I refused to accept that I would suffer from this debilitating problem for the rest of my life. The worry and fear of it coming again and yet worse became just as consuming as when I have anxiety moments. I called time on it.

What empowered me to overcome my anxiety for good…

I am not a fan of labels — they create division and conflict. So I am going to try and navigate the issue of consuming animals and animal by-products.

Fact is, there are so many humans on this planet, and we have taken habitats which could be creating oxygen and turned them into grazing pasture for cows to feed people cheap drug-pumped beef.

Our whole food chain is contaminated to support mass production. The choice not to consume animals is because intensive farming has made meat toxic, plus it isn’t very kind to the animals. …

Last week I peeled off another layer to reveal more knowingness — knowledge which connected dots which go right back to my childhood.

As a child I suffered from reoccurring strep throat, tonsillitis and sore throats, it was suggested that I get my tonsils removed, I preferred to keep taking the antibiotics.

Fast forward to the year 2000; I got my first cold sore, then sciatica, followed by a long episode chronic fatigue, then depression and then boils, heck I even contracted pneumonia.

Osteopathic, homoeopathy, talk therapy, meditation and healthy eating helped me overcome these symptoms and then life went…

Our brain’s in their natural state want positive experiences. It is easier to encode and remember a positive encounter as opposed to a negative one. The brain does, however, activate the reward centre through feelings of guilt, blame and shame. Pride is the most powerful emotion yet guilt and worry trumps it and activates more regions of the brain, so its no wonder we like to make ourselves feel guilty.

Feelings of gratitude release dopamine and serotonin, the same thing antidepressants aim to boost.

We don’t surely have to feel like we have anything to be grateful in our lives…

Spirit Level

Counsellin & energy work — helping people overcome anxiety, low self-esteem, PTSD & more; bringing about freedom for the body, mind and soul.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store