“When the wisdom of the Earth and the wisdom of the Sky are braided together in the human Heart - then we will become the rainbow people”

An important step in understanding the Way of Mother Earth is to ‘SLOW down’. Give your attention to getting grounded in the daily rhythms of life; eating, sleeping, working, playing, sharing and connecting. With our feet on the ground, it is easier to understand that to live life well, sometimes all we need to know is the next smallest step. This can help reduce the feeling of overwhelm by focussing in the now of this moment - which will lead to the next moment and the next. CONTEMPLATE: What’s are your most important grounding daily rhythms ?

Father sky in indigenous peoples world views - expresses the spiritual realm of life which includes our thoughts, hopes, dreams, memories, and spirits of our ancestors. As we can observe the Sky - like the mind - often has fast moving clouds and changing weather pattens can be very unsettling. Aim to remember that beyond the shifting, changing clouds is the constant presence of the sun, which like the light of our awareness - is always watching, silently witnessing without judgement, the shifts and changes of our lives. We can connect to this eternal witnessing presence through time in nature, being still, receptive and silent, prayer, meditation, Yoga, Qigong - all these light up our lives by bringing us directly to present time awarenesses.

Living in the present is the gateway to the Heart - which like the sun - is naturally light and expansive. At Heart we are the same and when our Hearts are open, we naturally feel and experience the beauty of this simple truth. We live in a global village and multi-cultural communities are the new norm. Learning to appreciate the beauty and unity within our diversity is a BIG lesson of this age. As we welcome and embrace the different needs and parts of our own selves and get to know and accept ourselves fully - including the parts we don’t like - we can naturally embrace others around us in the recognition that at Heart we are one tribe - the rainbow people.

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We are living in a time of fast change, accelerated deconstruction of societal norms and epidemic leaves of uncertainty about our collective future. Ten years ago people going through change would have a group of others around them who were more stable, who could offer support to those struggling. Now many, many people are busy, stressed out, and consciously or unconsciously affected by the unsettling nature of global and systemic change. Knowing how to support each other navigate this wobbly world is super helpful.

In many spiritual traditions there is emphasis on the importance of keeping good company. Having partners on the path helps us to stay strong in the face of ongoing challenges and stresses we face on the path of growth and evolution - the path of the Soul. In truth we never know what’s going to happen from day to day - of course we make our plans - though sometimes the universe has a good old laugh at that ! Staying open and curious about what’s changing - like children - helps us to find flow with the shifts. Keeping good company and having someone to share the journey makes life fun.

Look around you and consider who are the soul friends in your life ? Who are the people that ‘know you’ they get you - that resonate with what is most important to you. Make an effort every week to include these people in your life and play. Notice how your Heart feels happier when you align with the things and people that you most value. Notice how as you honour yourself with good company and uplifting heart experiences, you find more courage and strength to express your true nature.

Partners on the path and good compnay are essential - they make life worth living. As we grow older we realise ultimately - it’s all about the people. Te Tangata, Te Tangata Te Tangata

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Super inspired by Rachel Hunter “Beauty of Soul” talk today here in Whangarei where she starts her nation-wide tour … check it out :) Rachel spoke about her spiritual journey of life and learnings with stories of her lineage and personal discoveries. I was touched by many of her shares. Rachel spoke of how self acceptance is so important … how we need to be kind to ourselves and each other. We also need to “be fierce” which was the takeaway message for me. Rachel spoke of the importance of breaking free of the samskaras ( the karmic patters) which are a bit like stains on our clothes … we can see these through our negative patterns which show up again and again in our behaviours.

Loved this way of thinking about being fierce while making change, and upgrading our ways of being. Rachel suggests we stop doing what our mothers and grandmothers did. We can choose now as the time to stop those patterns and simply change them. This resonated deeply for me and I’m choosing to stop holding back.

From now forward I’m going to lean even deeper into my calling to stand up and share what I know about mental well-being and invite others to join me … as I see it we need creative solutions to this worldwide challenge and it starts with healing conversation about connecting to the truth of who we are and what has meaning for us. Sadly many people have no access to that kind of education and yet we all KNOW deep down what we need for ourselves … it’s instinctive, we just need to wake up ! Its time to be fierce !

Did you know ? The only thing a lion is scared of is a lioness !

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The mind thinks a word which becomes an image and we make meaning from these images.

When we look outside at a beautiful scene we upload beauty into our being … but only if our mind is still enough to be right where we are here and now.

If we are running a back story which suggests we are NOT that beauty…ie we are not good enough, perfect enough, pretty enough, smart enough we can miss the beauty that surrounds our lives.

The way to change dual tape thinking i.e being here and thinking about something else, is to slow down the nervous system and give your attention to whats happening in your immediate environment..

Living in the present moment is the GREAT teaching of many spiritual traditions.

If you need a teacher watch kids and people who work and live in nature. IN these people you see how this way of being is natural to us all. If we’ve lost this natural way we have become disconnected. The solution is reconnection. Enjoying Day 2 of my third retreat for 2019 - experiencing the simple potency of learning, connecting sharing and healing - a new healing model following old ways of Being.

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Words Count

“Both in my day-to-day work as well as through friends and family, it is increasingly clear that there is a mental health crisis—particularly in our young people. It seems almost the norm now for adolescents to be anxious. I absolutely applaud Cameron for her mission to make wellbeing accessible for all. Cameron has the loveliest open and engaging style—she lives and breathes what it is to be authentic and content and I loved this introduction to thinking about health from a holistic perspective”

Feedback from Dr Michelle McCarthy - Clinical Psycholigist

Stong Heart Wellbeing gathering , May 2019

Words can be used as medicine. Validation from others can help strengthen our faith and belief in what we think and feel. Storytelling is humanity’s oldest healing salve and offering acknowledgments are universal ways used to help, support and guide others. Join our wellbeing gatherings and discover language and frameworks for healing yourself and others. It can be simple and everyone can help.

Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has
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