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Confident Decisions   Leave a comment

Deciphering Truth Within Yourself

by Kandis Twa

Have you ever been faced with a big opportunity and not sure if the apprehension you are feeling is normal or if somehow your intuition is trying to tell you something?

This was a big question for me about a year ago when I was given the opportunity to travel to a new country to do some really interesting work. Initially I was excited about all the new experiences I was going to have, the fascinating people I would have the chance to work with and suddenly I was really nervous; restless sleeping kind of nervous. So naturally I wondered is this nervousness coming from a forewarning kind of place or is this just the butterflies that naturally signal the start of a new adventure?

In order to feel really good about your decisions it is important to be able to distinguish between fear and guidance from your higher self; here are some suggestions.

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30 Days of Meditation: Day 15 Update   Leave a comment

A High Five for Myself

by Kandis Twa

I have reached a milestone. I started this challenge on the 28th of February, today is March 13th, that is fifteen days in a row of meditation and you know, I am quite proud of myself. There is something  quite fulfilling about keeping promises to yourself. I’ve not been very good at that before. I know that it is important to keep promises to others, it builds trust, but I didn’t realize that keeping promises to myself is building confidence in me. I believe myself now when I say that I am going to get up when the alarm clock goes off, or that I will eat a proper breakfast in the morning. All of these ‘promises kept’, including my fifteen days in a row of meditation, are like a little high five to myself. OK, a big high five.

As well, I am very excited to be able to share a guided meditation from our workshop series for those of you who are new to meditation and were wondering about a good place to start.  This one is called  “Chakra Weaving” and is lead by Jas Malcolm. It is about 17 minutes long-which isn’t too long if you are new to meditating and takes you through the process of harmonizing, balancing and aligning the major energy centres of your body. I find it to be very calming and energizing at the same time.Press play on the audio player above  to listen to on your computer or click here to download 

Why Meditation is like Flossing   6 comments

Challenging my Dedication

by Kandis Twa

It turns out that meditation is, in fact much like flossing your teeth. I think it’s a good comparison because both are activities that require regular, sustained effort in order to achieve their means.

Confession: I am a sporadic meditator (and not a great flosser either). Yup it’s true. In a practice where consistent effort is the key, my attendance record for getting together with God is spotty. Here’s the thing, I’ve been at this whole meditation practice for a while, but to be totally honest I’ve not managed to ever string together more than a few days at a time. Now to be fair, I go to class and I pay attention, have good intentions and a genuine will to improve; it’s just that well, sometimes I get busy, or I forget. Sounds a bit lame, but that’s about it. What’s more-while I’m making confessions-is that it’s nearly my job to meditate. I have all the resources, encouragement and time to do it and still-sporadic. I cannot fathom how people with full time jobs, children, dogs, and meals to make manage to be consistent, anymore than I can comprehend how the Dali Lama can get up at three in the morning for his daily practice. Oh, God if you would just come to me whilst I am cozily sleeping in my bed so that I might become illuminated without ever having to set an alarm! 

On February 28th, I set a new goal: to put together thirty solid days of meditation-in a row.This will be a challenge for me as I believe that the only daily routine chore I have ever succeeded at was the advent calendar at Christmas time. Why thirty days? Well, it used to be that was the amount of time it took to build and set in the energy of a new pattern, but as the vibrations of the planet continue to increase, that amount of time has now reduced to only twenty one days (the same time period applies for your mantras and prayers too). So, good news for all of us that implementing positive change takes less time! I’m putting in the extra seven days for good measure.

So, here I am four days in a row-so far so good! I might even go out and buy myself a calendar and some star stickers-it worked for the advent calendar.

Posted March 2, 2012 by Pure Leadership in Kandis Twa

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PLN Daily 08-12-2011   Leave a comment

Singing bowls enhance energy during full Moon     

The full Moon on Saturday is a wonderful opportunity to align your energy. We’ve found some lovely singing bowl meditations you may want to view in video.     Navigate to the Pure News Network or click for it here.

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