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Our quick and simple antidote for wanting to feel better

from ensyth-maddy in person on video!

... enjoy our first short 'talking head' video ...

Have you ever felt pressure to make yourself feel good when you feel bad? There's huge value in consciously choosing to shift your focus, move into gratitude and count your blessings, and it's way better than kicking and screaming because things aren't going your way. There's a problem though ... for me anyway ... used exclusively this approach can be like sticking a band-aid over an ulcer ...

Wednesday, April 6, 2016/Author: maddy schafer/Number of views (1194)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 4.5
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the story I tell myself which keeps me poor - and my first video

video - the heart and union of darkness and light

... living on Earth is all about the beauty of darkness and light ...

Some huge penny somewhere is dropping with a resounding crash. Little bits of clarity emerging, puzzle pieces finding their places. I've seen so much synchronicity, so many abundances small and large, but I haven't trusted them because I've been waiting to start to break even to feel safe, and then I would trust them. Now I know where I went wrong ...

Monday, March 28, 2016/Author: maddy schafer/Number of views (768)/Comments ()/ Article rating: No rating
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How deeply buried weird stuff we never see affects us (and what can happen when we finally do see it)

... bumble-bee resting amid sweet scented Belladonna lilies ...

This year I've taken space to go deeper down the rabbit hole of my flawed consciousness, scraping, nay bulldozing through rotten foundations such as 'Your hand or your life (the money or the bag)' and 'The penalty for success is far too high' and other buried weird wonders ...

Wednesday, March 16, 2016/Author: maddy schafer/Number of views (1531)/Comments ()/ Article rating: No rating
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There's order hidden in the chaos!

... you can trust the invisible order of your chaos ...

Wishing for a quiet and gentle space, but feeling like you're in a hurricane? We know what it's like and we wish to remind you, to share what we've come to hold a little more easily ... there's pattern and sense even in destruction and chaos ... please be slow and breathe for a moment, and allow yourself to remind yourself ... this is how it really is ...

Wednesday, March 2, 2016/Author: maddy schafer/Number of views (871)/Comments ()/ Article rating: No rating
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How my 10+ year thyroid problem went from impossible ... to healed!

... buddleia are usually some shade of purple or white but this one is a soft apricot orange ...

Late 2015 there were two things in my 'impossible' box. The first - financial abundance, the second - recovering healthy thyroid function. Both seemed equally impossible to me but I just kept on picking away at creating change. And ... apparently ... I've succeeded!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016/Author: maddy schafer/Number of views (1487)/Comments ()/ Article rating: No rating
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Power, beauty and teamwork in action - poetry in motion

... the fabulous Fresian stallion Crystal Mt Xodo ridden by Fiona Craig ...

A couple of weeks back a friend asked if I'd like to come with her to the Bates NZ Dressage Championships, just for the evening Grand Prix Competition. First off I said no, but I had a look at the website and that was a 'big' mistake ... my beloved convinced me this was an opportunity I should embrace, and then I realised I could take my camera ... 618 images later I can share my best shots with you ...

Tuesday, February 16, 2016/Author: maddy schafer/Number of views (995)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
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How to stop fighting feelings and experiences you’re certain you’ll resist for ever

... the peerless beauty of a lily wide open to life ...

Accepting whatever's going on in your life as a step toward healing is a great idea in theory, but what if you just can't DO it? What if you feel like the sky is falling on your head and all you want to do is shut down and escape? Sometimes it's too simplistic to tell yourself that no matter what everything is perfect, when your 'perfection' RIGHT NOW is scary as hell, or sad, or painful, or out-of-this-world amazing, or traumatic, or simply too much to hold ...

Wednesday, February 10, 2016/Author: maddy schafer/Number of views (2073)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
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8 breaths, 123 words and 3 choices towards more inner peace, no matter what!

... where are you now? how is it now? can you allow it to be ... just ... like ... this? all of it? all of you?

... gently breathe in ... gently breathe out ...

... gently breathe in ... gently breathe out ...

Tuesday, February 2, 2016/Author: maddy schafer/Number of views (2517)/Comments ()/ Article rating: No rating
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3 Creative Ways To Unblock The Inner Wisdom You Need For Healing

... thundery tropical storm front coming in fast from the north, complete with dragon ...

So you've got a bad feeling. Something triggered somewhere, somehow, and for the life of you, you don't understand what it's about or why it's so painful. Or you have an illness or injury, you've done everything you know to do to help your body recover, and you don't understand why you're not getting the results you desire.

You push and try but your healing process is blocked and going nowhere. How do you find a way into the tangled ball of emotions and body experience and energy? Do you really need somebody else to help you do it? Or can you make a good start on exploring and even resolving it yourself?

Wednesday, January 27, 2016/Author: maddy schafer/Number of views (2147)/Comments ()/ Article rating: No rating
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3 rewrites that freed me from family pain (and my demolition derby update)

... brilliant sunshine and solar halo on new year's day ...

This month I walked away from the mythical illusion of 'family'. The idea of 'this is where you belong, this is where it's safe' and 'family are there for you more than anyone else'. This year I finally understood why I haven't enjoyed Christmas for a very long time, and painful though it was I got a whole new understanding of what Friends, Family and Relatives are to me. Not at all what they're 'supposed' to be ...

Saturday, January 16, 2016/Author: maddy schafer/Number of views (1683)/Comments ()/ Article rating: 5.0
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