issue #6 – ‘Empowerment’ is out now!

Dear soulsisters,

Another issue is out now – the theme is ‘Empowerment’

You will love this issue. Beautiful artworks by Sandi Fitzgerald and Joyce van der lely, and wonderfully inspirational and uplifting articles throughout by some of our regular contributors and some new guests.

Kamalamani shares her thoughts on the choice to be childless;

Claire Mingus shares helpful hints about conserving our Qi; and

Sophia Quzi shares 4 mantras that helped her to become more empowered in her life.

Come see, and enjoy!

much love,
Rebecca Signature

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illusions

Editors Note : this is a guest post by Linda Cooper
illusions

 

Throughout my life different things have had an influence on me – here are a couple of Illusions that drifted in out of my life, but …   not any more…..

 

Illusion number one …

You have to be physically beautiful to be loved…

“If you want to be happy for the rest of your life – you have to make a pretty woman your wife”…..

“Stay young and beautiful if you want to be loved”…

These songlines are from catchy tunes that I sang along with not realising the impact they had on me …

Now I realise that beauty does really come from within the self and not from being physically beautiful.

Of course there were many more songlines …..

What are your songlines that you now realise are an illusion in your life?

 

Illusion number two …

Women will support women

This was an expectation and a belief that I had when I started to become interested in women’s issues and my desire to help women gain inner strength.

A realisation for me that; not all women want to be liberated from some roles that ‘ I’ believe are degrading. All of us are different and independent.

Recognising these illusions in my life gave me freedom – that is; not to be frustrated by my expectations of wanting to receive wholehearted support from other women ….. and, feelings of hopelessness.

It also helped me to allow other women to be who they are, and for me not to criticise.  And best of all, the freedom to be me as I am and want to be.

Life is full of Illusions – what are the Illusions in your life?

 

Linda PhotoLinda Cooper grew up in England and immigrated to Australia in the sixties with her Mum, Dad and siblings. Moving to live in Adelaide in South Australia into a new suburb, surrounded by gum trees, vineyards, magpies that swooped at you, snakes in the garden, trapdoor and red back spiders and possums that got under your bed and made scary noises, was a big change from the beauty of the area where she had lived in England. It took time, and now Linda loves Australia and lives on the Gold Coast in Queensland where she co-ordinates the Brahma Kumaris Meditation Centre.  Linda is also a mother of two sons and a grandmother. You can find her at …..
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a little step

Dear soulsisters,

It seems this has struck a chord with so many liking it and sharing it on facebook.  So, why do we all resonate with these words?  My guess is because its inspiring…..and encouraging.  We understand that in order to get anywhere and particularly to get where we want to go we have to take steps to get there.  Sometimes it can feel monumental.  Its frightening or overwhelming.  But if we break it down and think of the steps as ‘little’ it can make it more bearable…..and doable.

So, what dreams do you have for yourself.  Where do you want to go?  What do you want to do?  Don’t be discouraged. Don’t give up before you start, or even a little way in……keep going.  Just take a little step towards that dream or that goal. Its best to be a little more ahead than falling behind.  Even if its a little.

There is a saying “if you take one step, God will take a hundred”.  A friend of mine told me once that when she was going through treatment for cancer, she would remind herself of this frequently.  When she didn’t feel she could get out of bed or do anything she would say to herself “if I take one step, God will take a hundred, if I take half a step, God will take fifty, and if I only take a quarter of a step, then God will take 25”.

So, just take a little step today……and you’ll find that you’ve moved ahead even more than you thought.

 

much love,

Rebecca Signature

having choice means having power

“You can’t cross the sea merely by

Dear soulsister,

The soul can only take so much hurt. Yet many keep on going in for more. Lack of self-worth often causes us to get, or try to get our worth from the most unworthiest of sources.

Many ask “why?”

Why don’t the ones who are hurting every ask “Why?” – “Why am I hurting? Why am I doing this? Why do I spend time with people who hurt me? Why don’t I want more from life? Why don’t I do something about it?”

Why!?

For many of you reading this, you may be thinking, “I’ve heard this all before.” And yes, we hear it time and again. If this is you, by all means, move on. I have no problem with that. But there may be one person reading this who it will make a difference for. And that’s why I writing it.

If you are not happy with your life, start asking “Why?” Once you have found the answer, or you think you have, then ask “What can I do about it?” There will always be SOMETHING you can do. It needn’t be a huge thing, but there will be something you CAN do to start moving yourself towards the life you want and the life you will be happy in. It may take time, but it will never happen unless we start.

Once you have settled on what you can do, start doing it.

We can feel powerless. We can feel we have no control over our own lives. We can feel that we have no choice. But sister,

You do have a choice to do what you want at least ONCE during the day.

Therefore, you do have control over your life at least ONCE during the day.

Therefore, you do have POWER at least ONCE during the day.

There will be ONE thing that you can do every day that will start to make a difference in your life…..it may be :

  1. going for a walk
  2. pulling out some weeds
  3. journaling your feelings (you can throw it away as soon as you write it, if you are afraid someone may find it)
  4. spending 5 minutes (or even 1 minute!) imagining you are living the life you want
  5. doing 10 sit ups
  6. singing
  7. being grateful that the sun comes up in the morning
  8. saying to yourself “I am a good person and I deserve all that is good”

When you do this ONE small thing, think to yourself “I’M choosing to do this” “I’M in control right now” therefore “I DO have some power within me”.

You are powerful. You may not be as powerful as you want right now, but if you keep building on these ‘ONE times’ during the day, before you know it you will be realizing that you are choosing to do a number of things, then many things a day. And every time you remind yourself that YOU are choosing, and that YOU have power in that moment, you will feel more and more powerful as time goes on until you have enough power to make the BIG choice and really move on in your life.

So, soulsister, all power to you! You CAN have the life you want.

much love,

Rebecca Signature