Living Spirituality in Daily Life:
A new paradigm is emerging as the old fear based reality breaks down. If we can begin to live this new sense of beingness more and more, then increasingly this New Paradigm becomes our reality.

These articles and points of view, are all about activating seeds of awareness that may encourage you to live more accordingly to your higher self, and to shine that forth in the world around you for more successful, joyful, harmonious and fulfilled living ...

"Sunshine in a Bowl" - Mango Chia Breakfast Pudding Recipe

Submitted by Trinity on Thu, 05/12/2016 - 15:59

Being a retreat chef on the Openhand courses is a real joy! Not only do I get to make the most delicious soul-inspired food and serve it to the most beautiful souls on retreat, it gives me the enormous privilege of filling my shopping trolley with bountiful loads of delicious, organic goodness! It's like a delightful treasure hunt as the menu unfolds from one basket of fruit and veggies to the next. I never quite know what is going to be available at any given time.

The menu is often planned (or not planned!) in the moment as I ask, what am I being invited to create right now...?

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Cleansing the Sacred Face of Gaia

Submitted by Open on Mon, 05/09/2016 - 06:10

A week of firestorms in Alberta has seen the Tarsands Industry brought to its knees. 88,000 residents of Fort McMurray, in the hub of the Canadian oil sands industry, were forced to flee their homes as raging fire swept away all in its path. I've long said that as the shift of consciousness gathers steam, it will unravel the injustice of the old world system with ever increasing mirrors of synchronicity. The Tarsands Industry is a blight on the face of the Earth - a poisonous, destructive, disregard for the natural sanctity of nature. Well now nature is responding for all who care to see. Will humanity witness the deeper meaning? Some definitely will, and therefore gain greatly from it. All realities come and go. If we can embrace the truth, the truth will truly set us free...

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The Value of Breathing Consciously

Submitted by Fiona Reilly on Sat, 04/30/2016 - 07:30

Every minute of every day we breathe, what a joy to feel our breath, to feel our aliveness and vitality. It is the manna or life source that enables us to exist and is essential for our survival. Conscious breathing is said to be one of the best antidotes to stress, anxiety and depression. For many years I have given much consideration to the food and drink that I consume, yet paid little attention to my breath. We can survive for days without food and even water, though only minutes without oxygen. Our breath is vital to our physical existence, the oxygen we inhale helps to build our very cells. It is a process that continually happens often without our conscious awareness.

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Why Spiritual Life is all about The Process!

Submitted by Open on Mon, 04/25/2016 - 15:26

In my frequent travels around the world, I'm blessed to meet with lots of evolving people, all from different walks of life, but all with commonality about this great shift into the New Paradigm we're experiencing. You're yearning for a new sense of equity and justice for all - a vibration where all sentient life is respected and supported. And another phenomenon that's uniting people is how tough the path is being right now. There's lots of density and resistance people are experiencing, lots of earth-shattering challenges. It's like you're being tested to the limit. My heart goes out to you. What's it all about?

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Celebrating Inky the Octopuses "Great Escape"

Submitted by Open on Thu, 04/14/2016 - 09:43

It's great for people to be able to see the world's dwindling wildlife up close. But when it comes to imprisoning sentient creatures in zoos and acquariums, is it really worth the cost to consciousness? How much do creatures suffer when deprived of their natural freedom? How would we like to be imprisoned? Well here's a creature that voted with his tentacles. Inky the Octopus made a daring escape from his acquarium when the lid to his tank was left slightly ajar. He made light of 'foot', skidaddled down a drainage pipe, and back into the expansive freedom of the ocean - right where he belongs. Yihah!

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The Vital Importance of Taking Time Out

Submitted by Open on Thu, 04/07/2016 - 16:44

I've just taken an unexpected break away from my busy (but enjoyable) Openhand life. It was well worth it. Just taking time away from the landscape you've thus far created is absolutely invaluable - priceless. It means of course that you can 'take stock' of what's going on in your life, what changes might need to happen.

You don't even have to focus too hard, just letting go of any routines means that your bodymind can soften, relax and the soul then gather in strength - upon which, it will shine through into your life with greater clarity...

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Raw Hemp Energy Balls Recipe by Trinity

Submitted by Trinity on Thu, 03/31/2016 - 07:50

We are really big fans of Raw Hemp Energy Balls here. They have a wonderful way of helping to raise your vibration, whilst providing premium, nourishing soul food. Super easy to make too!

Hemp is one of natures finest superfoods. I am not talking about the stuff that gets you high. I am talking about the hempseed that is available in any good health food store; the tiny, nutty, seed that has the perfect balance of omega 3 and omega 6 essential fats; the delicious little gem that is jam packed with antioxidants and other nutrients; the complete protein filled treasure trove of goodness. Hemp well and truly deserves a place right up at the top of any discerning health-seekers daily food list.

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Brussels UnBroken

Submitted by Open on Tue, 03/22/2016 - 21:04

So yet another terrorist attack has left its shadowy veil in the heart of Europe, as at least 30 people are killed in the Belgian Capital Brussels. Here at Openhand our hearts and meditations go out to all the people who have suffered. We are with you in spirit, our brothers and sisters. How do you make sense of such atrocity? To me, the only way is to find the truth; to forgive, and allow it to inspire evolutionary change. It's realising the redundancy of a system that pits people again people in a very dog-eat-dog world; instead, going within, feeling the pain of suffering, locating the tightness within ourselves, expanding out through it, then radiating this into the wider world. As simple as it sounds, such expansion of consciousness is the only thing that can ever make a real difference...

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What if You did Things Differently Today?

Submitted by Open on Sat, 03/19/2016 - 09:35

We're living in two worlds right now. The one of the old rules, the old systems, the soft synthetic shoulder to park your dreams on. But then there's another world; one that is forming from the light cracking through the old system. It's a magical place of infinite possibility. It rejuvenates your soul and breathes you back alive. But you've got to look for it; you've got to work for it. The path isn't easy, it's a constant conscious choice to find it in every moment, then to open out into it. It's about challenging previously accepted norms, approaching life differently then you have done before. It's looking for something new - searching deep for that vibe that brings you alive...

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All About Maca - one of the most Supportive Spiritual Superfoods

Submitted by Trinity on Thu, 03/17/2016 - 09:28

Maca for the Spiritual Journey

Most of us don't find the spiritual journey easy. Personal, spiritual growth involves confrontation of who we truly are, breaking down of the old realities that not longer 'serve' us. It can push us through and beyond limits that we never even thought possible. Yet here we are - getting on with it. It's essential that we take care of ourselves on this journey. For me one of the most supportive foods I've ever found is maca! It's one of natures few true adaptogens - which means that it has the power to help us cope, adapt and thrive in the most challenging of times.

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Vote 4 Consciousness

Submitted by Open on Sun, 03/13/2016 - 12:34

So the US Presidential Campaign has irrupted in physical aggression between the Trump supporters and his detractors. The only real surprise is it's taken so long: Mr Trump's abusive rhetoric has been aimed in all manner of judgmental directions. Perhaps one great surprise though, is that his overt judgmentalism, has still attracted millions of supporters. Sadly, it has to reflect the state of mainstream consciousness. But these are challenging times we're moving into. There's so much fear being evoked; souls can feel the foundational energy of the old reality being unwound. What can evolving people do to smooth the waters?...

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Not so 'Smashing' Heat Records

Submitted by Open on Mon, 03/07/2016 - 17:46

Anyone who follows Openhand will know we're certainly not afraid of the truth. Confronting the truth of life is, to us, the only way to truly set yourself free. You'll have to work with some deep karmic challenges in the process, but let's face it, that's what you're really here for. Despite the denyers (really? still?), climate change is seriously hitting the fan. According to the UK's Guardian, it appears January 2016 was the most abnormally hot month in history. In December, temperatures in the Arctic were a massive 30-35 degrees above normal. The director of the US National Snow and Ice Data Centre described the conditions as "absurd". How can evolving people work with this very inconvenient truth?...

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