If you’re looking for some truly high-octane inspiration and insight this New Year, you need to check out the Pendulum Summit, taking place on the 9th and 10th of January 2019 in the Convention Centre Dublin. It is the world’s leading business and self-empowerment summit, offering a life-altering experience to all who attend. Read on to learn all about it! And make sure you check out our competition on Facebook, where we are giving away a ticket to one lucky reader.
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By Aisling Cronin
What are you hoping to explore during your workshop in Ireland?
The theme of my talk is ‘Ask Your Guides’, which I think is very relevant to our world today. Our biggest problem right now is that people feel isolated and unsupported, and this brings about a lot of fear. So if we have a direct experience of support and guidance, so much creativity, healing and love can come from that. We need to know that we are supported and loved, and we need to know how to access that. So I am very excited to come over and teach people how to feel that sense of support and guidance in their lives.
What is your number one piece of advice for those who are hoping to become more attuned to their intuition?
My number one piece of advice is to get out of your head and be open to the reality that your heart is far more intelligent and far more capable of guiding you. There is a place for our logic and our intellect, and we do need them. However, that place is not to fight with or destroy our spirit. We must use our hearts as our guiding compass in life.
You have written a wide variety of books throughout your career. Which of them stands out to you as being particularly significant?
One of my earliest books was called Ask Your Guides, and I think of it as the ‘manual’ for how to connect with spirit guides. Another book that stands out for me is Tune In: Follow Your Intuition to Fulfilment and Flow, which is extremely relevant today, as so many people are experiencing incongruence between what their heart truly wants, and what they actually experience in their daily lives. Tune In helps you to move away from what isn’t working and reconnect to your spirit, so things can begin to flow and work for you.
Over the course of your years as a spiritual teacher, what do you feel has changed or deepened in your practice, and what has stayed the same?
What has stayed the same is my conviction that our hearts are brilliant, our intuition is indispensable, and we have to trust and follow our hearts and intuition if we are going to lead lives of deep satisfaction and integrity. What has changed is my increased capacity for deep compassion, patience and love. My experiences have helped me to grow into a more loving human being. That is what I have always aspired to be, and I think, to some degree, I can see that happening in my life. I am so grateful for that.
‘Ask Your Guides’ will take place at the CityNorth Hotel, 15 minutes north of Dublin Airport, on Saturday 11th November 2017.
For additional information and booking, go to: positivelivingnetwork.com
This is an excerpt from our Summer 2017 issue. Read our 4 other stories by subscribing soon so we can post you a copy or picking up a magazine from one of our lovely stockists all over Ireland. Tell them we said hello!
Beloved, Utterly vulnerable and knowing that everything I think I know, continues to be transformed in the light of your love, I offer you my deepest gratitude. The expansion and contraction, the fear and elation, the surrender of it all, the grief in feeling it all, Being it All, passing through the eye of the needle with You into Vibrant-Blossoming-Beauty…is Life’s greatest gift. I’m so grateful for your commitment – not to ‘us’, but to Love. For your dedication to Truth and Intimacy. For calling me to Deeper Woman as I call you to Deeper Man. Your constant ability to show up just kills me… in the most painfully beautiful way. I love your reflection and the mirror you are. I love how what moves through you, moves through me, and vice versa. I love being able to drink you in, in all weathers…. You move me so, my love.
I’m not sure what the collective noun for grandchildren is…a whirlwind of grandchildren? A pandemonium of grandchildren? Well, whatever the word is, there’s only one person who keeps the show on the road when the whole family comes together and that’s the kids’ granny, my mother, Anne. Anne is the one who is always planning the next family get-together. She keeps my two adult brothers and I in check (not that she needs to, of course), while finding time to maintain a busy social life and get a crossword done, every day. She even puts up with me when I pop in for her famous lasagne or chicken pie! While Mam can hilariously be my harshest critic when I’m on TV (she turns the volume down when my voice-overs come on the telly!!), she’s also the one who encourages me to spoil myself; we share a love for afternoon tea and for trips to London to see a West End show every so often. So, to the woman who keeps it all together, thanks Mam and let’s see a show in London soon xxx
This is an excerpt from our Summer 2017 issue. Read our 4 other stories by subscribing soon so we can post you a copy or picking up a magazine from one of our lovely stockists all over Ireland. Tell them we said hello!
Date: March 4th, 2017
13:45pm – 18:00pm
Location: Yoga Village, Dalkey, Dublin, Ireland
Louise Lynn Hay is an American motivational author and the founder of Hay House, she has authored several New Thought self-help books, including the 1984 book, You Can Heal Your Life. Plenty of us have benefited from her wonderful talks and workshops that have put us in the path to a better life. Our very own Grainne O’Kane is bringing these incredible Heal Your Life workshops. We also have a wonderful audio interview with Louise. If you want to hear more about her click here to listen.
In her own words: “The Heal Your Life book by Louise
Positive Personality – Elizabeth Gilbert
By Elva Carri
We meet the author of Eat, Pray Love.
Elizabeth Gilbert is the captivating author of ‘Eat, Pray, Love’, famous for remaining on the New York Times Bestseller list for 187 consecutive weeks and later being made into the film of the same name. I met with Elizabeth to talk about her new book, ideal days and lush language.
Listen to the full interview here
Tell us about The Signature of All things? It’s a big fat, giant, epic, multi-generational 19th century novel about a family of botanical explorers. It stars a woman named Alma Whittaker, who is a great female scientist, a towering intellectual. I think of her as tree among flowers at a time in history when women were meant to be invisible. I really wanted to write the kind of novel I’ve always loved to read. At every point in your life if you’re an artist or a creator or whatever your work is, you should produce what you love.
If Italy was Eat, India was Pray and Bali was love, do you have a word for Ireland? Lush! It’s lush botanically, my book is about a woman who studies mosses and I was seeing moss everywhere – indoors, outdoors, on roofs, in sidewalks. But there’s also lushness to the language. The Irish variety of the English language is the lushest; the most delicious and juicy. And there’s a lushness to the spirit as well.
What’s an ideal day for you? An uninterrupted afternoon of reading. A day spent doing nothing but reading is paradise for me.
How do you deal with challenges? My operative adage is that a puzzle is just a crisis with the volume turned down and I think I’ve figured out how to not amplify puzzles into crises. It’s a puzzle of thinking and action where you take a step back, take a deep breath, look at the situation from a distance and try to be curious about it rather than being completely panic stricken by it.
The other thing I love is, my favourite poet, Jack Gilbert said, “We must have the stubbornness to accept our gladness in the ruthless furnace of this world.” and to me that’s everything. He doesn’t deny that the world is a ruthless furnace, he saw the whole picture, the sorrow, the suffering, he didn’t deny its savage pain, but we must stubbornly seek miraculousness and goodness and gladness. And I feel like that’s my daily practice.
You said it’s not the world’s responsibility to remember you but your own. How do you do that? I think sometimes we look outwardly for proof of who we are. And that’s a really dangerous idea. It can be satisfying if somebody adores you or things are going well and you get your little jolt of adrenaline but if somebody slanders you or misunderstands you, you can really flounder in a way that can become gravely serious to your sense of yourself. I think the synonym for adulthood is self-accountability – rigorous self accountability; no happiness, maturity or creativity without self accountability, it’s just not possible, those things don’t co exist.
You talked last night about your efforts to be one of the boys in the past. Has that changed? I’m at ease with men but, I’m no longer fascinated by them. When I was young I was really fascinated by them, I really wanted to know and understand what men were. Now i’m so much more interested in women and I feel like there’s almost no limit to what I can learn from women. And I really can’t stop trying to encourage women to put their voices into the world, I’m really strong and fierce on that. There are still very real obstacles. It is nonetheless the best moment in human history to be a woman. You have more possibility, more open doors, more pathways cleared. At a certain point I realised that if I were holding myself back, that’s my own fault. Generations of women before me who had far less than I do, made tremendous contributions and if I can’t do it now then come on!
Elizabeth’s new book, ‘The Signature of All Things’ is available now in book stores and online. www.elizabethgilbert.com
The Waiting Place
By Dee Wallace
Dr. Seuss writes about the “waiting place” – the place where everyone is just…waiting. Waiting for the phone to ring, or another chance, or SOMEthing that will take them to what they want. And that is the biggest challenge for those of us that were taught it wasn’t ok to ask. Some of us learned that we didn’t really want what we were asking for or that we didn’t deserve it so just don’t ask in the first place, etc.. We learned that it was safer and more acceptable, to say, “I don’t know.” That turned into the BELIEF, “I don’t know.” We are actually ‘not knowing’, so we can stay safe and accepted.
But we also know that the very first step in the creation process is CHOICE. We have to choose what we want to create. And to do that, we have to know what we want. We have to know it, state it, and unconditionally commit to it. All those voices of the past that said, “No. You don’t really want that.”, must be replaced with our own, grown up voice that says “Hell yes, I do!”
And I deserve it.
And I am the force that creates it.
And I give myself permission to have it.
The vital thing about knowing what you want is to never go to the “but” place after you state it. For example, “I want to leave my husband BUT I have no way to support myself.” The thing you want is to leave. Acknowledge that. Commit to that. Then, you start allowing ideas to form so you can create what you want. Maybe you have to start training for a career, or restart a former one, or seek help from family. If you let yourself proceed to the “but” – it automatically discounts what the “want” is.
Maybe you want more money. “I want more money BUT….” Those are the excuses and limitations that keep you disempowered in the creation of that want. They are the “outs” you give yourself to not take action toward your “want”. The “buts” are what allow us to THINK we are working towards a goal when actually we are thinking about it without commitment – sometimes for a lifetime. Thinking and hoping does not create, BUT it certainly tricks you into thinking you are.
Write out your wants and commit to them. Ask yourself what action you can take today to begin. Do it. Daydream and feel into already having that thing. Stay focused. Want the want so badly that you must give yourself the want. Passionately. Completely. Divinely.
You are the masters of your fate: are you mastering “buts” or accomplishments? Go get ’em, guys.
Dee Wallace has worked as an author, teacher, dancer and actress in film, television and the stage for over 30 years (E.T., Cujo, The Howling). Her book, Bright Light, tells that tale, and shares the spiritual lessons she has learned from a life in acting.
Seeing the Forces at Work in Your Life…
Though you might go about your life thinking you’re steering the controls, chances are there are other forces – that are not about who you really are, and can be – that are shaping your existence. During this month’s inspirational talk at Creacon Lodge Wellness Centre, I talked about empowering yourself so you can start living your own life.
We are driven by emotions, beliefs and needs. All three of these elements must be looked at and understood. What are the emotions behind your actions? What’s driving them? What are your beliefs and how do you come to them?
Is your mind open to new beliefs if the old ones reveal that change is necessary? What are your needs and are you too attached to chasing things you don’t really require in order to be happy?
The state of your mind determines your reality. I talked about the effect of negative thoughts, heightened emotion and “learned helplessness”. When you begin to live your own life, you leave behind the voices from your past that defined you. When you can’t move forward, there is conflict within you. Working through that conflict is the first step. The goal is to live “at cause”, which is a state of empowered belief. It’s when we live “at effect” that we are in a victim role which cuts us down and takes our power away.
Living your own life and knowing how to get there is essential for a happy, harmonious and productive future for all of us!
Interviewed by Patrick Bridgeman
“One day when I was a child, a Buddhist monk came to my parents, talked to them about me and predicted my future. He said, ‘He will suffer a lot in his childhood and he will escape from the throes of death 3 times. But at the age of 32, he will start to lead a lot of people to save mankind. He may become a great Buddhist Monk, an oriental medicine doctor, a professor, a political minister, or a good business man. Whichever way he decides to go, he will become a person who can live for the sake of others.’ As it turns out, all of these predictions have come true, except for politics. I have even escaped the throes of death 3 times. I am amazed by this Buddhist Monk’s insight.
When I asked Cheong Wol what he thought about destiny and people’s path in life, he said, “There are two different words in Korea to describe destiny: Un-myeong and Suk-myeong. Un-myeong means you can drive, you can change things. Suk-myeong is something you cannot change, like where you were born.
Destiny is like a river. Some people’s river goes straight and others are winding, but you cannot change the shape of the river. However, when you flow, the river can branch off and you have to decide which direction you will go in. That is where free will comes in. Many people choose what seems like the calm stream, but it may lead to a waterfall; and rough water can sometimes lead to a huge expanse of calmness.
If you are lucky, you will meet a guru who can tell you what lies in store for you down each possible path, but even with the guidance of a guru, sometimes you cannot avoid your destiny. The best thing is to know how to become strong. If you know how to swim, you can survive rough waters and waterfalls, or even climb out of the river and run up the mountain. If you have that ability, you can change your destiny. That is what we help people to do here at the Pure Spirit Energy Centre. We channel positive energy so people become stronger and brighter and attract only good things into their life.
When you feel the energy, you are using your 6th sense to experience the invisible spirit world that exists. Knowing this spirit world exists, we realise there are more meaningful pursuits in life than the attainment of wealth.”
After studying in America, and building a foundation for his work in Korea, he was looking to move out into the world. That is when Dorim (who is acting as our translator) came to study with him. Dorim encouraged Cheong Wol to hold a seminar in Ireland, which they did in June last year. “I found that Irish people are very similar to Koreans – spiritual, funny, relaxed, with a deep heart, very similar. It touched my heart and I felt a very strong feeling that my destiny was in Ireland.
A lot of Europeans love Ireland and love Irish people, and it’s a beautiful land of myth and healing. So, with my energy and Irish people’s spirituality, I want to create a massive healing centre in Ireland that all Europeans and Americans will come to, to be healed.”
When Cheongwol went to meet Dr Masaru Emoto – who has met thousands of energy masters – he became the only person who has actually managed to change the shape of the water crystals using pure energy channelling; and my personal experience of his energy channelling and meditation sessions at their centre in Rathfarnham was powerful and healing.
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With the year that’s in it, Paul wanted to know Cheong Wol’s thoughts on the Mayan Calendar predictions. “All the predictions were made a long time ago. The seers may have seen an earthquake or a war and thought they were seeing the end of the world, but it was only a moment, not the whole picture.”
When I asked him if there was anything else he wanted to say to our readers, he replied, “Probably everybody knows that when you die, your spirit will remain, but if you don’t have any experience of this, it can be quite hard to really realise that there is a spirit, or that you will become a spirit after you die.
The spirit also exists as energy, and actually influences people. I have treated many people with diseases like cancer, and, in many cases, there were spirits involved. Other people’s spirits can come in to your body and cause disease, so in the centre we have done a lot of liberation ceremonies. People who could barely move were able to move again, and all symptoms of the disease were gone, once the spirit was liberated.
If you know about the spirit world, then your view and your life journey will change. You’re not going to waste your time or just focus on being wealthy. You’ll realise there are more valuable things in the higher realms. Your attitude towards people and things will totally change.
If you think about your life from when you were born until now, it feels like it was very quick. You were a baby and now you’re suddenly here. When you’re 80, it may seem even shorter. When you are about to die, you may wonder what you did with your life, besides buying a nice car and house, etc. A life lived with only those primary things is meaningless. We need to search for more meaningful stuff for our life, so when we die we will feel happy and fulfilled.
Through training, I have experienced a very deep level of Samadhi, and felt an extreme level of happiness, peace and abundance. I want to let other people know that such a world exists and you can actually feel it, experience it and go down there in your mind if you try; if you know the right way to go.
People don’t know the value of their life and themselves. I realised that I am a valuable person, and everyone else is as well.”
Monk Cheong Wol set up the Pure Spirit Energy Centre in Ireland.
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DEEPAK CHOPRA is the author of more than sixty books translated into over 85 languages. The books deal with elements of consciousness and how meditation and being present can affect our lives and help us to achieve our goals.
In this video, Deepak invites you to become the kind of leader most needed today: a leader with vision who can make that vision real. Chopra has been teaching leadership to CEOs and other top executives for eight years, and the path outlined in The Soul of Leadership applies to any business, but the same principles are relevant in every community and area of life, from family and home to school, place of worship, and neighborhood. “At the deepest level,” Chopra writes, “a leader is the symbolic soul of a group.”
“You can’t watch out for bad things, and allow good things at the same time. It is vibrationally not possible. When you focus upon the problems of others, you diminish your ability to help them. People believe that you’ve got to focus upon the problem in order to find a solution. And we say, no solution ever comes forth from your place of focusing on the problem. They are two entirely different vibrations.
There are those who believe that the world is getting more and more desperate. We are here to tell you that the world is getting better and better, and better, in every day-and in this moment-for everyone who insists on focusing there.
If all you did was just look for things to appreciate you would live a joyous, spectacular life. If there was nothing else that you ever came to understand other than just look for things to appreciate, it’s the only tool you would ever need to predominantly hook you up with who you really are. That’s all you’d need.”
Happiness and its Causes
Happiness & Its Causes is a conference like-no-other bringing together 40+ leading speakers to debate the underlying causes of happiness and wellbeing for you as an individual, your workplace and society at large. Over four days – the two-day conference and two days of pre- and post-conference workshops – 40 of the best minds in psychology, philosophy, science, education, business, the arts, medicine, and politics will provide answers to these fundamental questions and explore techniques for achieving happiness and well-being, for ourselves and others. For more info, check out www.happinessanditscauses.org
Global Transition to Renewable Energy
Governments will be invited to Germany to launch an International Renewable Energy Agency, IRENA, to rival the Inter-national Atomic Energy Agency towards the end of the year. Dr Hermann Scheer, Chairman of the World Renewable Energy Council, said: “We’re talking about the most important and exciting structural change of civilisation since the beginning of the industrial age.” In Germany, already 250,000 people are employed in the renewable energy industries and the country is on course to be 100 per cent renewable by 2030. It is the best and cheapest job creation scheme ever invented. For more info, check out www.irena.org
World Youth Symposium on Biodiversity 2009
The City of Ottawa, in Ontario, Canada, is to be the proud host of the 2009 World Youth Symposium for Biodiversity. The focus of the event will be to: welcome students from around the world and to celebrate the work they are doing at home and in their communities; experience Canadian biodiversity using a full scale Bio-Blitz; and develop methods to implement the Global Youth’s Accord for Biodiversity. Mr Ahmed Djoghlaf, the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, stated that: “Young people have a central place as bearers of tomorrow’s solutions. Their engagement is essential if we are to reduce the loss of biodiversity and ensure the future of life on Earth.” For more info, check out www.biodiversitymatters.org
A Celebration of Being Human
20th – 21st September
Plenty of free events to enjoy during this festival including a Creatively Positive Workshop with Tai Chi, Yoga, relaxation and drumming. Harmoniously Peaceful – a truly relaxing and uplifting music and dance event. Also Playful Positive with clowns frolics and fancy dress. All brought together with the world peace flame being paraded through the streets to a final ceremony and celebration of peace.
To book or get more information visit: www.positivityfestival.com or contact Paul on 086261656