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Personal Development

Self Actualisation

I believe that Self Actualisation is one of the primal goals of life, whether that be mankind or indeed any other form of life. We are all on the treadmill of self development. It may be defined as the desire to become more and more what one is, to become everything that one is capable of becoming. Mankind is a funny creature, we are compulsive achievers – even if we see nothing to do. Achievement leads to contentment, but there is always more to do – this is a constant source of discontent.

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Personal Development

Personal Kaizen

Kaizen is a philosophy of continuous improvement. Created in post World War II Japan to assist the country back on its feet after being devastated during WWII and being the test population for the atomic bomb. It involves a very oriental philosophy of incremental change. To observe and improve are the two main components. This fits very neatly with the process of conscious living.
A series of small changes is manageable – but very profound when viewed over a longer term.

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Personal Development


There are many aspects of happiness – all must be addressed. Happiness is the best indicator of a low stave in our life. The water barrel shown cannot hold any water past the level of the lowest stave. Look for things that we are most unhappy about and address them first. There is little point in working on our strengths or lesser weaknesses when it is our base weaknesses that are pulling us down.
We cannot improve our life until we increase the height of the lowest stave past the height of the second lowest. Our barrel can then hold more water.

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Personal Development

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs – Abraham Harold Maslow ( 1st April, 1908 – 8th June, 1970) was an American psychologist who described a structure of human needs grouped as Deficiency Needs and Growth Needs.
Each lower need must be met before moving to the next level. A need must be satisfied in order to move on to the next. If at some future time a deficiency is detected, the individual will act to remove the deficiency. This theory does assume that we have an inborn desire to improve our lot.

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Personal Development

Create Lifestyle Change with Systems

Lifestyle Change Systems make life easier – they provide the answer when things get confused or stressed. I have always found that I need to know where I am before I can begin to organise my future. This is best done with a form of life audit. Simply speaking, I write down everything about where I am now and the changes I need to make sort of jump out at me.
What do you want to change and what do you want to change it to? Maintain a positive mindset which is critical to live a fulfilling lifestyle.

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The Nature of the Body

We have many subtle bodies. This article explains the bodies and gives you an idea what the Astral Body, Etheric Body, Mental Body, Spiritual Body, Causal Body look like to some people. The bodies reside at many frequencies. Different levels need different tools so the senses were evolved. The frequency zone around each of these senses grows more specialised and becomes a functional component body. Each body becomes a node of consciousness with its own sensory organs. Here we describe some of the more local bodies, their purpose and function.

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Conscious Living

Transition Between Religion and Spirituality

Religion is a starting point on the path of spiritual development
You are never asked or expected to leave behind your faith, no matter what it be. It is your starting point. Why would your God ever ask that you turn your back on his or her way? The most important function of any religion is to provide a code of behaviour and the understanding that we are loved and protected by God so that we may grow in the understanding of his (or her) wishes.

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Conscious Living

Mind Games

We are all familiar with the fact that people play games – often cruel games – with each other.The most common games are related to the sharing and stealing of life energy – everybody knows a vampire – someone who just flat out drains you. The games take the form of dominance manipulation. The basis is old psychology. Nothing new here. It has been written about many times with a twist to make it appear new.
Conscious Living will enable you to spot the game well before you succumb.

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Conscious Living

Life is Like a Fish Trap

What a statement! How can life be like a fish trap?
The thing is that when a fish swims into the trap it is his very nature that keeps him trapped. He wants to get out – but – looks to the edges of the trap furthest from the centre to exit, and of course, there are no holes there.
Is a fish stupid? Not necessarily – they have been around for longer than we have.
The result is that the fish perpetually swims around the edges of the trap seeking an exit.

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Conscious Living

It is ALL about Me!

Pretty arrogant statement huh? – Only on the surface. I myself can change nothing, EXCEPT MYSELF. When I change myself, I change my world. I see things in a different way, things that once really bugged me now are small stuff. Besides which, it is poor form to try to change other people to our mould. Better we change ourselves. Let us work on what is possible.
Yep – that is right – It is ALL about Me! Now before you get all jumpy – particularly on me – let’s look at this thing.

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Conscious Living

Competition vs Cooperation

The Sage says – We are all one! So what did he mean?
The western way is that there is only one winner in a race – that is so untrue! In every aspect of our lives, we are only seeking to improve our personal best. The other people in the race are only props to make it more interesting – they really are of no import.
Competition is somewhat false. Cooperation allows all concerned to achieve. This is very true in the markets of finance as well.

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Conscious Living

A Need to Know

A phrase bandied about in military and spy movies – I mean something totally different!
Do you have a deep NEED to know, a burning desire to understand, an unsatisfied curiosity?
You will never know unless you move toward understanding – you must seek the answers aggressively – This will set in motion The One law – The Law of Cause and Effect. Your desire will fuel the creation of opportunity to access the knowledge and transmute it into understanding. The process that many call manifestation.

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Conscious Living

Body Mind Spirit

Body Mind Spirit = Health Wealth Happiness
Still missing out on the life you want? OK – here is the key.
This is one of life’s hidden treasures. Sometimes the most important lessons are hidden out in the open. The problem with most New Age philosophy is that it is not complete – the basic truth is there but unfortunately not all of it. This is why most of the Law of Attraction courses fail. Most of the authors mean well but they do not have the complete picture.

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Conscious Living

Attitude is Everything

Attitude controls your thought processes, which in turn control your reality Your attitude will filter the events you experience. If a person is in a totally negative frame of mind, he or she can be walking down a road paved with gold and see only dirty yellow stone. Alternatively, they can be skipping down a yellow brick road on a beautiful warm day and notice perfectly ripe fruit growing on the side of the road. Attitude is EVERYTHING!

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