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The Motivation to Change

In Conscious Living, Study Group on August 5, 2009 at 12:12 pm

IMG_5421Last night we discussed the subject of change in study group. We talked about two types of changes. The first type we discussed were the changes that ‘happen’ in our external environment. Events that we need to play a part in and respond to. The second type of change we talked about were the changes that we initiate, the changes we consciously choose to create so that we influence the external environment of our lives.

In short, we looked at ‘outside-to-in’ changes and then as ‘inside to out’ changes. The second of which taking up most of the nights conversation, of which ran 45 mins into overtime! Read the rest of this entry »

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Term 3 Flower Essence Classes are About to Begin…

In News, Study Group on July 12, 2009 at 12:50 pm

Weekly Flower Essence Classes

Venues & Times –

  1. Tuesday 7.30pm – 9pm @ The Science of Unfolding – 1252-1254 High St, Armadale.
  2. Wednesday 7.30pm – 9pm @ Unit 2 / 55 Blackwood Avenue, Mentone.

No experience necessary. For a complete list of class and workshop dates for this year, click here.

Session Prices –

  1. Casual Attendance – $18.
  2. Full  10 Week Term – $150.
  3. Full 10 Week Term + 9 x 15ml Stock Essences – $250.

Note: To be Eligible for Discount Rates, Full Payments ( Options 2 & 3 ) are Due on / by the 1st Class of New Term.

Skyflowers & the Practice of Presence – July-September, 2009

  1. Tues July 14th – Overview of the 2nd Flower Group – “Responding to Changes in Your Environment” 7.30pm, Armadale.
  2. Wed July 15th – Overview of the 6th Flower Group – “The Native Forces” – 7.30pm, Mentone.
  3. Tues July 21st – Consideration 7.30pm, Armadale.
  4. Wed July 22nd – The Skyflower ( Purpose ) 7.30pm, Mentone. *Bring-a-friend, 2-for-1 Offer!
  5. Tues July 28th – Surrender 7.30pm, Armadale.
  6. Wed July 29th – Self Expression 7.30pm, Mentone.
  7. Tues Aug 4th – Change 7.30pm, Armadale.
  8. Wed Aug 5th – Security 7.30pm, Mentone.
  9. Tues Aug 11th – The Purple Heart ( Proportion ) 7.30pm, Armadale.
  10. Wed Aug 12th – Compassion 7.30pm, Mentone.
  11. Tues Aug 18th – Courage 7.30pm, Armadale.
  12. Wed Aug 19th – Innocence 7.30pm, Mentone.
  13. Tues Aug 25th – Perspective 7.30pm, Armadale.
  14. Wed Aug 26th – Purity 7.30pm, Mentone.
  15. Tues Sept 1st – Attitude 7.30pm, Armadale.
  16. Wed Sept 2nd – Self Acceptance 7.30pm, Mentone.
  17. Tues Sept 8th – Resilience 7.30pm, Armadale.
  18. Wed Sept 9th – Affirmation 7.30pm, Mentone.
  19. Tues Sept 15th – Spanish Moss 7.30pm, Armadale. *Bring-a-friend, 2-for-1 Offer!
  20. Wed Sept 16th – Intention 7.30pm, Mentone.

Interstate Special Events

  1. Sydney Dates – Sept 18th – 20th – Australian Kinesiology Conference.
  2. Brisbane Dates – Fri Sept 25thBromeliad Flower Essences – Introductory Workshop – 7-10pm, Venue TBA
  3. Brisbane Dates – Sept 26th & 27th – Skyflowers 1 – The Practice of Presence –Venue TBA

Note: Due to Term Break, There will be No Classes on Sept 22nd, 23rd, 29th or 30th. Classes Recommence for Term 4 – Oct 7th & 8th.  Discounted Payments are  Due on / by the 1st Class of Term ( see above ).

Where Did Worry Ever Get You?

In Conscious Living, Study Group on June 25, 2009 at 1:39 pm

Neo_20At last evenings class, we discussed the flower of Calm, Vriesea heterandra. During the conversation we came to the subject of worry and anxiety – the key conditions that this flower remedies. As we got talking, I asked the question… “Where did worry ever get you?’ and as we continued, a number of beliefs about the subject became evident. Beliefs that justified the presence of worry in our lives!

For many people, ‘life is full of worry’ and apparently, ‘that’s just the way it is’. Worry for many is seen as a kind of ‘adult’ thing, a necessary element that guarantees sensibility. Worry has become synonymous with watchfulness, alertness and vigilance – a ‘sharpened mind’ that safeguards ourselves, our loved ones and lifestyles from potential harm. But, as we discussed in class, worry is anything but sensible. Read the rest of this entry »

Lessons for the Week

In Study Group on June 21, 2009 at 5:38 pm

Logo_Skyflowers Study GroupThe King of Bromeliads In this weeks study group we will look at the subject of leadership, the art of making good decisions and the problem caused when we ‘abdicate’ from responsibility for our lives.

Session timesTues 7.30pm Armadale, Wed 1.30pm Elsternwick is cancelled. See Tour Dates for Address.

Calm – The Mentone group will be looking at the subject of calm, how we create anxiety in our lives by mental congestion and what to do when we do ‘lose our cool’.

Session timesWed 7.30pm Mentone. See Tour Dates for Address.

Are You Awake?

In Study Group on June 17, 2009 at 12:24 pm

Class000Often, we believe that we are fully awake as we go through life. We wrongly assume that by waking up in the morning, that our senses, sensibilities, wisdom and intelligence are automatically ignited and switched on.

But, are we really awake?

“We are awake to our self image… but are asleep to our potential” are the words offered by the Skyflowers.

Read the rest of this entry »

Lessons for the Week

In Neoregelia, Study Group, Tillandsia on June 1, 2009 at 9:55 am

Determination In this weeks study group we will look at how our best laid plans are often interupted, what to do when distractions take over and weeding out thoughts that lead you away from your desired direction.

Session timesTues 7.30pm Armadale, Wed 1.30pm Elsternwick is cancelled. See Tour Dates for Address.

Equality – The Mentone group will be looking at the subject of personal power, how our struggles stem from a belief that we are small and allowing yourself to be ‘big’.

Session timesWed 7.30pm Mentone. See Tour Dates for Address.

Radio Interview ‘Write Now’ with Paul Segal – As a special event this week, I will be participating in a one hour radio interview and talking about the origins of the flower essence project, the discovery of the botanical archetypes and the implications of this finding on plant-based medicine as a whole.

TimeThurs 7pm – 8pm – 88.3 Southern fm or Www.southernfm.com.au

Lessons for the Week

In Study Group on May 25, 2009 at 8:13 pm

Hope – In this weeks study group we will look at how our sense of hope is linked to our perception of our circumstance, the various ways to keep the flame of faith alive when problems overshadow your life and how our view of the future is linked to our view of ourselves.

Session timesTues 7.30pm Armadale, Wed 1.30pm Elsternwick. See Tour Dates for Address.

The Blushing Heart – The Mentone group will be looking at the ways we deceive ourselves about our higher nature, the lesser lives we live by doing so and why the spiritual path is about being truthful about your feelings.

Session timesWed 7.30pm Mentone. See Tour Dates for Address.

The Green Star

In Cryptanthus, Flower Remedies, Study Group, Uncategorized on May 19, 2009 at 3:29 pm

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The Green Star – Disheartened, Disappointed. Cryptanthus ‘Snow Goose’

+ Aiming high. Going directly for what you want in life. Dusting off your dreams and setting yourself to task.

Under achieving in life. 2nd besting yourself. Afraid to seek your highest aspiration because you fear loss.

Spiritual Materialism

In Billbergia, Study Group, Terminology on May 16, 2009 at 11:20 am

Brisbane Trip Feb 2008 030Quite often, we seek our happiness from external sources – such as our favourite tv show, favourite food, our friends and special events such as parties or other pleasant experiences. We seek out the things that we believe will make us happy and this is natural. It seems that a desire to be happy is innately inbuilt into every human being, like an internal compass that points us in life-giving directions and away from life stealing ones.

At Wednesday nights study group we looked at the Flower of Happiness, Billbergia ‘Fred Gerber’. One of the themes that arose during the evening was the subject of materialism – the desire to acquire objects in order to bring happiness to our lives. Read the rest of this entry »

Happiness

In Billbergia, Flower Remedies, Study Group, Uncategorized on May 14, 2009 at 7:35 pm

Happiness – Inner-or-Outer Materialism, Grasping. Billbergia ‘Fred Gerber’

+ Flowing with the course of arising events. Free from the confines of expectation and other mental fixations.

Seeking materials in the outer world to bring happiness to you. Seeking the perfect interior life for the same.