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Two choices, dig your grave or create a life you love

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You have two choices, dig your own grave or create a life you love

Get out of the box,

the imaginary prison that keeps you paying small…..

Don’t live a little, laugh and live a lot – rip snorting laughing at your own stupidity

And then get on with envisioning your life.

It’s quite simple really even though the reptilian part of your brain wants you to fight/fight or flee

And keep you alive rather than having a life.

Google can’t save you.

Here is a short but compelling list of things Google is good for:

  • Figuring out how the hell to poach a wet, floppy fish
  • Ordering purple pimp costumes to wear to dinner at your in-law’s
  • Frantically searching the correct pronunciation of the word “GIF”—before saying it out loud at your client meeting in 5 minutes

And here are things Google cannot help you with, ever:

  • Originality
  • Creativity
  • Discipline
  • Practice
  • Experience
  • Trial
  • Error
  • Finding your own fucking voice
  • …And having the guts to actually use it

sit on the fence

Everybody’s so busy peeking at their neighbor’s paper, trying to figure out the “correct” way to do everything. They think that if one person had success doing X, in this very particular way, then everyone must do X, in this very particular way.

But what if your neighbor is actually subpar?

Have you considered that?

Or have you taken someone else’s success at face value?

Tried to imitate it?

Do it the way they did?

Follow in their footsteps?

Why don’t you trust your own ideas?
Why don’t you trust your own voice?
Why do you always assume that the jackass down the street knows better than you?

There’s no such thing as one-size-fits all—especially in an online landscape where you’ve got to make your own rules or dig your own grave.

I guess the real question is: Do you want to be a knock off or a knock out?

One searches for inspiration. The other is busy being it.

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Wei qi is your body minds first line of communication with the outside environment.

Wei qi is produced by the wood element Gall bladder and is responsible for creating healthy energetic boundaries and our ability to say no, stand in our truth and protect us from both energetic and environmental toxins.

I cover the role of the body parts and their consciousness in relationship to the 5 elements – see all the details on The Comprehensive Guide to using chinese medicine in whole healing in my store if you have done the 5 element personality quiz over at access your true nature and want to learn more about this ancient wisdom and healing.
Many spiritual traditions describe an energy field that surrounds the human body.

Modern science is beginning to study and discover the properties and effects of this morphogenetic field. It is within this field that the resonance patterns of our life experiences, beliefs, and inheritances from our ancestors, genetics and ways of thinking are stored.

These imprints or resonance patterns propel our life in a certain direction by attracting people, situations and experiences to us.

Have you taken the 5 elements quiz to discover what your primary emotional triggers are yet?

You can do so here at and once you have done so, you will be sent a series of emails, audios and e-books to support you in healing from stress, anxiety and depression because you are ready to change unresolved ACE’s.
People who have gone through this FREE series say that the information has been life changing and being able to take simple steps to reclaim their health, wealth and happiness, well priceless to their well being!

You see, its unfortunate that so many of us are running programs that were imprinted at a very young age, or even inherited from our Ancestors. We can inherit patterns of unpredictable toxic stress like fear from famine, natural and man made disasters like war, financial hardship such as The Depression, and other emotional events that shape our family histories, we can also inherit their good experiences too. We call these emotional imprints “Core fractures” in our resonance patterns and they are created by the events in our life that break our trust, or leave us feeling betrayed, abandoned, or victimized.

These trauma imprints etch our morphogenetic field and compromise our physical genetic code, our DNA. They create blind spots, corrupt our potential in business and in relationships, cause us to engage in unhealthy behaviors,and lead us to repeat unwanted and self sabotaging patterns. Left unresolved, we find ourselves stuck in life.

People often blame the circumstances of their birth for their current life. But we’ve seen, in countless public figures, the power to overcome their deep traumas and break through the odds into a life of wild success.It’s all about resilience – and yes I have included a Resilience questionnaire and e-book in the FREE series as well because you are brave and courageous by nature. It’s important to remember that those public figures were once just like us, ordinary people with struggles and dreams, facing obstacles.

In ancient traditions emotions are viewed as energies.

It’s the heroes journey, where depression or fear asks if we can hold ourselves there, in the space and find the gift. In Quechua, the language of the Incas, there are 32 words for our word light. There was the morning sunlight, the light given off by fire, by lightening, by the moon, by fireflies, twilight light, and so on.

Emotions, too, were understood by the Shamans and used as powerful energies to accomplish many goals.

Emotions are valued as tools that were unique to humans, with which they could manifest new realities. Emotions can be separated into those that are pleasant and those that are unpleasant. Joy, fulfillment, love, and excitement are some of the pleasant ones, whereas fear, guilt , hate, anger, jealousy, shame, and frustration are unpleasant.

All things are equal, there are no good or bad emotions – Both negative and positive emotions can be utilized. The experience of fear, for example, gives us an opportunity to confront, acknowledge, and transform our boundaries and the illusion of separation. And when we feel love, when we feel into that emotional state, we heal, we become powerful beyond measure. Those who feel love and give love are able to receive love in return and are able to accomplish any goal.

Deep in the jungles of the Southern continent the medicine people, for the past 500 years, have been using and carrying on the knowledge of the power of certain energies and earth elements to heal disease and illness: emotional, physical, and inherited.

These ancient practices are used to help you heal and understand the meaning of your life. By releasing our negative patterns or emotions through energy healing or shamanic practices and integrating new imprints, you will be able to break free of old patterns and consciously create your life from the place of clarity, fluidity, abundance, joy and fulfillment. I love guiding people through the Compass directions and the 5 Elements theory of Chinese medicine because when you acknowledge your true nature, we flow through life’s ups and downs with more grace and ease. You can find all the details about these home study programs in my store over at

Energy Healing is based in love and compassion and it works for our complete and total wellness: mental, emotional, spiritual and physical. When you recode the limiting patterns you’ve inherited or imprinted through negative experiences, you make way for new experiences, and open to positive, powerful outcomes.

You may have tried traditional therapy and not experience the type of results that you were hoping for. You may find yourself stuck in the same self-defeating patterns year after year.

Whether you are battling with depression, or being called to clear unhealthy patterns, and receive freedom from your past traumas, or you desire to be more fulfilled and bring your dreams into reality, this type of healing offers unparalleled results and the latest understanding in neuroscience, biology and functional medicine validate the profound and lasting results you can achieve.

The Shamans believe there are two kinds of illnesses… some that are created by our daily behavior or habits and some that are family, environment or socially and spiritually related.

Most HSP’s who feel depressed and anxious because they feel other human and non human’s thoughts, feelings and emotions, are more susceptible to illness & negative experiences, which can create a cyclical effect that feels never ending. Love, understanding and compassion are key for the successful healing of depression, disease, & illness: mental emotional, or physical.This is why knowing your ACE score is another great tool in reclaiming your health and happiness. You can take the ACE test over on my site, what ACE’s are and how to rewire your nervous system and reboot your brain.

Your Generational (Ancestors) Energetic Inheritances or Resonance Pattern

You inherit your Generational resonance patterns from your ancestors, with the direct lineage of 3 to 5 generations, sometimes as far as 7 generations, before you hold the strongest influence.

This ancestral resonance pattern is a result of their thoughts, feelings, beliefs, life experiences, and success and failure patterns around what’s possible for you in your life, confidence in favorable outcomes, or lack of confidence.

Your Parental Energetic Resonance Pattern

Your parental energetic pattern is a direct result of what your parents experienced and passed down to you through your genes. It contains their thoughts, feelings, emotions, beliefs, fear, worry, life experiences, success patterns, failure patterns, and lack, limitations or abundance around money and finances.

Your Environmental Energetic Resonance Pattern

Energy Healing Shamanic Practices

Your Environmental energetic resonance pattern is created during your childhood and young adulthood based on your interaction and experiences with those around you. It is made up of what you heard consciously or in the background during other people’s conversations, listening to arguments around money or bills, other people commenting about money based on their belief system (such as keeping money is harder than making money) and the ideas your formed about success and failure from what you noticed around you.

If you have adopted parents, their teachings, guidance, comments and experiences help shape your Environmental energetic resonance pattern.  When you go to school/college, your experience of other students coming from different family backgrounds, differing access to levels of educational institutions and your own judgment about self-value and worthiness play a big role in shaping your Environmental energetic resonance pattern.

Your Personal Energetic Resonance Pattern

Your Personal energetic resonance pattern is created based on your own life experience and patterns of success, failures and beliefs around money, success and financial abundance, and worthiness.

Based on your achievements, you strengthen different parts of your Personal energetic resonance pattern.  Each time you miss accomplishing a task or a goal and doubt yourself, your Personal energetic resonance pattern gets weaker.

If you have more thoughts and feelings around lack and limitations than abundance and possibility; if you focus on things that are not working; if you review and replay in your head situations that did not work out for you, then you lower your abundance vibration and imprint that lack and limitation onto your Personal energetic resonance pattern.

How are some of these energetic patterns running your life?

Are you empowered or hurt by your Generational, Parental, Environmental or Personal resonance patterns?
Do you feel that you are doing all that you can but somehow not making progress?
How would your life change when you can rewrite some of these imprints and subconscious patterns, heal your core fractures and change your belief systems?

How much better would you feel or how much more would you accomplish?

Out of the Blues-2
Not sure where to start but you know it’s time to BE your own medicine and align with your purpose through the hero’s journey?

Take a look and see if this resonates with you. Pathways to Purpose – experiential soul mapping journey is one of my favourite  entry level private programs where together we get to the root of your disease or unhappiness and heal from your cells to your soul.
As the wheel turns, we must recognize this chance we have to become better, more compassionate, more grateful than we have ever been. And in doing this we affect change in our lives and all around us.

This is an opportunity for all of us, at the global and individual level, to step up, move out of the past, and learn to create the future that we all know is possible.

You could benefit from Pathways to Purpose 8 week program if….

  • You feel stuck and unmotivated
  • You experience a lot of self doubt and worry
  • You find yourself repeating unhealthy patterns
  • You find yourself reliving the past
  • You are living the “life of your dreams” and yet you aren’t as happy as you expected to be
  • You are seeking clarity for life purpose and guidance while walking your path
  • You would like to awaken your greater potential

Here are all the details again of the Pathways to Purpose program

If you have any questions or concerns drop me a mail or book a 30 minute CLARITY to healing discovery session now.
It would be my honour to support you and guide you back to your True Divine Nature – after all its your birthright to be deeply happy and healthy.

PS: I am loving connecting with my family, old friends and brilliant women celebrating women in the UK. I will be sharing what I gift and receive from the CAM summit and all the new resources about healing from trauma very soon. Who knows with the faster speed of internet available here I may even do some spontaneous FB live chats or just some random happy dances. So let me know what you would like to dance and explore with all things health and wellness and lets get our happy on !!


P.P.S: I love it when healing trauma through root cause resolution becomes more mainstream through podcasts like this one where Alanis Morrisette speaks to Peter Levine the grandfather of somatic release techniques which i use in my practise.

Five element personality questionnaire

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Five Element Theory is utilized in Chinese Medicine and stems from ancient Chinese philosophy. The five elements are symbolic for different phases, or primal forces within the universe, nature, and our bodies. Each element is also attributed to a certain personality archetype. Knowing which element(s) predominates our personalities can help further insight into our lives and relationships.


The Five Element Personality Questionnaire is extracted and used with permission from “Between Heaven and Earth”, written by Harriet Beinfield & Efrem Korngold.


The following questionnaire is designed to help you map how the FIVE ELEMENTS PHASES act and interact within your inner climate and true nature.

The letters A to E in the sections refer to each of the Five Phases.

5Efeeding cycle

Mark the space at the beginning of each statement according to the strength of your response.

If it strongly typifies you, place a 3 in the space,

If it characterizes your some what, put a 1,

If you feel ambivalent or indifferent toward it put a 0.

If you have a definite negative response ( I am not like this at all) put a -2 next to that statement.


When you are finished, total up the number of positive + and negative – responses for each section according to the letter code A<B<C<D and E.

Do this before you look at the code key so that you are not biased in your responses.

Record the number of positive and negative responses on the Five Phase diagram at the end of the questionnaire to plot your particular traits and patterns.


Look at the phases with the highest positive scores and see whether they are opposite or adjacent to each other in the feeding or ko cycle.

For example wood, fore and earth  are adjacent where as wood , metal. Fre and water are opposite.


Adjacent phases with high scores reflect strong supporting sheng sequence relationships.


Opposite phases with high scores reflect a strong conflicting ke sequence relationship.


Negative scores also suggest conflict with an opposing Phase.

In this context, conflict is not necessarily good or bad, right or wrong. It represents the potential and possibility for movement and change as instability and disharmony. Going against the flow of your true nature and the nature of the collective consciousness – the micro cosm of the macrocosm, the unified field of inter connectedness.


If all the scores on the diagram look pretty much the same – that is, if they differ by a value of only 1-3, you may need to go back to those questions and review your responses and eliminate those that are only a +1. This will help to accentuate the numerical contrast between Phases.

By being very honest with yourself you will begin to see a pattern emerge that reflects your primary type.


For a deeper enquiry into the psychology of your 5 element type as a tool,

only to assist you in noticing how you respond to life please enquire about how to book a session with me and if this interests you and you want to do a deeper self assessment, I highly recommend going through all of the exercises and questions in Harriet Beinfield and Efrem Korngold. L.Ac. O.M.D authors of Between heaven and Earth. This book has traveled with me as a reliable companion for the past 20 years and is a wealth of information in to understanding the power of alternative medicine.


The questionnaire consists of 5 segments, followed by a results page with further information. It takes approximately 20-30 minutes to complete the form and evaluate the results. To begin the questionnaire, please click on the link below:




Enter your name:


MARK each with + typical of me or – unlike me



Section A

  • Be honest even blunt, though not necessarily tactful or diplomatic
  • am cautious and sensible
  • be content being anonymous or on the periphery of social events
  • be critical and skeptical when observing people and events
  • enjoy frequent periods of solitude and introspection
  • enjoy indulging my imagination and curiosity
  • keep my feelings, thoughts, and opinions to myself
  • am content being anonymous or on the periphery of social events
  • am considered unusual or eccentric
  • involve myself in intellectual pursuits
  • am content with a few good friends and minimal social activities
  • am content figuring things out for myself
  • am careful about what I reveal to other people
  • feel self sufficient in or out of a relationship
  • enjoy projects that don’t involve others
  • choose privacy over intimacy, solitude over socialising
  • can be a stubborn defender of the truth as I see it
  • am patient and preserving in spite defeats or dead ends
  • am objective and dispassionate
  • feel self-sufficient either in or out of a relationship
  • choose privacy over intimacy, solitude over socializing
  • pursue my own interests regardless of what others consider important
  • enjoy projects that don’t involve other people
  • reflect upon the place of my life in the grand scheme of things


Section B

  • feel confident and act assertively
  • enjoy being competitive and ambitious
  • feel powerful and invulnerable
  • reluctantly acknowledge other people as my equal
  • openly discuss my abilities and achievements with others
  • am comfortable with conflict or pressure
  • enjoy being first, best, unique, or even outlandish
  • act with assurance and confidence, regardless of what other people may think or feel
  • am comfortable with difficult tasks or emergencies that require “thinking on my feet”
  • feel that I’m right, even if others strongly disagree with or disapprove of me
  • can be direct or provocative, even when it causes discomfort or embarrassment to others
  • take pleasure in public recognition and admiration of my talents and achievements
  • am comfortable directing or leading others
  • follow my own hunches about what is right or wrong
  • take the lead when it is necessary to get things done quickly and effectively
  • act boldly and decisively, even when I don’t have all the expertise or information I need
  • enjoy for its own sake the process of striving against the odds
  • want to reject or argue with other peoples appraisals of me



Section C

  • am animated and enthusiastic
  • enjoy the pleasure of my senses
  • easily know what another thinks and feels
  • enjoy physical contact and emotional intimacy
  • am comfortable in very stimulating environments
  • openly share my innermost feelings and desires
  • live in the here-and-now, and don’t worry about the future or dwell on the past
  • see the humorous side of life
  • thoroughly enjoy getting what I want and need
  • can be tender, intimate, and vulnerable with another person
  • enjoy being moved emotionally
  • become easily and completely involved in the events going on around me
  • am emotionally sensitive, responsive, and intuitive
  • remain optimistic and hopeful despite what others may say or believe
  • can be completely open and exposed
  • identify and sympathize with another’s joy and pain
  • am unabashed in showing enthusiasm and excitement
  • enjoy being attractive and magnetic


Section D

  • am nurturing and supportive
put the needs of others before my own
  • enjoy frequent socializing with friends and family
enjoy being relied upon for reassurance and help
  • enjoy being the hub of my social and family network
am agreeable and accommodating
  • enjoy settling disputes so that all parties are satisfied
help people work together in a harmonious manner
  • get involved in other peoples’ lives
create a relaxed and comfortable environment in which very different people can enjoy being together
  • loyal and accessible to friends & people who are involved in some important way in my life and work
can be diplomatic and tactful
  • rely on the skill and intelligent of others
accept other peoples’ characterizations of who I am
  • enjoy just being in the company of other people
sympathize w/ the circumstances of others
  • get close enough to need another person
am comfortable & sociable w/ people I don’t know well


Section E

  • maintain a neat & orderly personal lifestyle
  • enjoy a convivial but undemanding social life
  • am in control of my environment and the way I do things
  • am strongly committed to my moral
  • feel secure & comfortable in my work when I know everyone is following proper procedures
  • enjoy tasks that require logical, analytic, & systematic approaches to problem solving
  • appreciate being thought of as meticulous and discriminating
  • think of myself as being impeccable and above reproach
  • self-contained and not overly-involved in other people’s affairs
  • work easily and efficiently in situations where goals & guidelines are well defined
  • like to be judged according to objective criteria rather than personal biases or intuitions
  • accept the authority of those with more competence
  • am systematic and methodical in my work
  • enjoy the process of solving puzzles and mysteries
  • put virtue and principles before pleasure and fulfillment
  • restrain myself in expressing my feelings or opinions
  • enjoy temperance and moderation
  • am tasteful and discriminating





I am frequently + or rarely – bothered by:


Section A:


Fatigue and tired listlessness following prolonged mental effort

Aching joints and bones from standing, overwork and exhaustion

Dark brown, purple or blck circles around the eyes

Thinning of head or pubic hair

Pain in the arches, heels or soles of the feeet

Sensitive to noise or light

Depression or emptiness after sex

Infertility, loss of libido or impotence

Lack of semen or sexual secretions

Pimples on chine or between the nose and upper lip

Diminished hearing or vision

Stiffness or aching spine and joints

Brain fog, difficulty recalling recent information

Frequent, slow or suppressed urination


Section B:


  • Vertigo and nausea
  • Dry itchy eyes
  • Stabbing sharp and sudden pain in breasts, armpits or between the ribs and or genital or internal organs
  • frequent tension in the neck and across shoulders
  • split, hard or thickened nails
  • tightness in throat or difficult to swallow
  • startle easily, frequent sensitivity to bright light or loud noises
  • sudden blurred vision or ringing ears
  • ears that water a lot
  • cramping or twitching muscles in eyes, face, ears, calves or feet
  • severe cramps at start of menstrual cycle
  • PMS, depression or excessive anger




Section C:


  • Hot flashes
  • Excessive perspiration
  • Cravings for cold food and drinks
  • Insomnia when anxious
  • Disturbing vivid dreams
  • Eczema, dry itchy rashes especially in elbow crease, behind knees or on palms of hands and soles of feet
  • Talkativeness or nervous giggling
  • Premature ejaculation or orgasm
  • Stuttering or talking too fast
  • Sores in tongue or mouth ulcers
  • Irregular or rapid heart beat
  • Awakening anxious or excited
  • Distorted perceptions or mental images


Section D:


  • Craving or avoiding food
  • Weak nails and or tearing inflamed cuticles
  • Belly bloat especially in the evenings
  • Craving sugar or starchy foods regularly
  • Weak wrists, ankle or lower back
  • Rapid weight gain or difficulty losing weight
  • Water retention or puffiness
  • Dry skin but no thirst
  • Bruise easily and often
  • Lack of stamina
  • Hemorrhoids or varicose veins
  • Headaches from overthinking, worry, conflict or disappointment


Section E:


  • Don’t sweat even when its hot
  • Large pores on face, nose and upper back
  • Many moles, warts r skin tags
  • Stuffy nose, blocked sinuses and throat
  • Scanty urine
  • Frequent sneezing and coughing when weather changes
  • Thin delicate skin
  • Cracked sore lips, corner of mouth or nostrils
  • Shallow breathing
  • Front of head headaches due to dryness or congested mucus


Use these questions and/or statements on the questionnaire to make five statements about yourself that you feel are accurate in describing who you are.

These can be used along with the map to help you identify your true nature according to the Five Phase model.


1.What are your talents and gifts you bring in to the world? What do you friends, clients and colleagues say your strengths are?


  1. What would you need to happen to support you in attaining your greatest success and to fulfill your expectations?


  1. What are your core values and what morals and integrity do you admire in others?


  1. What are your basic elements or your key traits that express your deepest objectives and desires?


  1. What do you stand for? What are your rants and how do they motivate you to change what you don’t like in the world?


  1. What do you want from this one precious life you have? What do you need to support and achieve you in accomplishing and fulfilling objectives and expectations?


  1. What are your biggest challenges, conflicts and dualities?


  1. What do you most love about your work? What do you find difficult and frustrating about your work?


  1. What would make you content and at peace with yourself and other people?


Remember this is where you are now and as the 5 elements flow we are constantly moving through the 5 elements feeding/ ko cycle as are yours organs, endocrines and body parts. Your meridians and energy centres are all connected to each other in inter communication and intra cellular communication with the internal body environment and the external climate and environment.



Your Self- Assessment Profile:


Add up your scores below and then scroll down and fill them in on the chart on the next page.


A = Water

B = Wood

C = Fire

D = Earth

E = Metal


5Equiz score


Wood Element –The PIONEER archetype


Keys To Understanding Wood:

  • seeks challenge and pushes to the limit
  • enjoys and does well under pressure
  • admires speed, novelty, and skill
  • loves action, movement, and adventure
  • likes to be first, best, and only


Typical Problems:

  • intolerance and impatience
  • volatile emotions
  • extremist, in either external or internal way
  • headaches, muscle spasms, high blood pressure, nerve inflammations, migratory pain
  • abuse of stimulants and sedatives



Insight and mindfulness:

The power of Wood comes from the capacity to rapidly expand and build up pressure. Wood types need to modulate their intensity and stay flexible, to be able to retreat and yield as well as surge forward and be undaunted.



Fire Element

Fire Element – The WIZARD archetype


Keys To Understanding Fire:

  • relishes excitement and delights in intimacy
  • keenly intuitive and passionately empathetic
  • believes in the power of charisma and desire
  • loves sensation, drama, and sentiment
  • likes to be hot, bright, and vibrant


Typical Problems:

  • anxiety, agitation, and frenzy
  • bizarre perceptions
  • nervous exhaustion and insomnia
  • palpitations, sweating, hypoglycemia, rashes, palsy, nerve inflammations, migratory pain
  • abuse of stimulants and sedatives

Insight and mindfulness:

The power of Fire comes from the capacity to liberate heat and light and realize joy and fulfillment. Fire types need to temper their chemistry and contain their fervor, conserving as well as sharing their resources, withdrawing and separating as well as embracing and merging.


Earth Element – The Peacemaker Archetype


Earth Element

Keys To Understanding Earth:

  • wants to be involved and needed
  • likes to be in charge but not in the limelight
  • agreeable and accommodating: wants to be all things to all people
  • seeks harmony and togetherness
  • insists upon loyalty, security, and predictability


Typical Problems:

  • worry, obsession, and self-doubt
  • meddling and overprotective
  • overextended and inert
  • lethargy, unruly appetites, water retention, muscle tenderness
  • unrealistic expectations and disappointment

 Insight and mindfulness:

The power of Earth comes from the capacity to link, nurture, and sustain. Earth types need to balance their devotion to relationship with solitude and self-expression, developing self-reliance as well as building community.



Metal Element

Metal Element – The Alchemist Archetype


Keys To Understanding Metal:

  • likes definition, structure, and discipline
  • respects virtue, discretion, authority
  • seeks to live according to reason and principle
  • holds self and others to the highest standards
  • reveres beauty, ceremony, and refinement


Typical Problems:

  • indifference and inhibition
  • autocratic, strict, and persnickety
  • formal, distant, and unnatural
  • stiff joints and muscles, dry skin and hair, shallow breathing, sensitive to climate, poor circulation
  • self-righteousness and disillusionment


Insight and mindfulness:

The power of Metal comes from the capacity to shape and refine. Metal types need to compensate for their rationality, self-control, and meticulousness with passion, spontaneity, and social involvement.


Water Element – The Philosopher


Keys To Understanding Water:

  • articulate, clever, and introspective
  • self-contained and self-sufficient
  • penetrating, critical, and scrutinizing
  • seeks knowledge and understanding
  • likes to remain hidden, enigmatic, and anonymous

Typical Problems:

  • emotionally inaccessible and undemonstrative
  • isolation and lonelines
  • tactless, unforgiving, and suspicious
  • hardening of the arteries, deterioration of teeth and gums
  • backache, chilliness, loss of libido

Insight and Mindfulness:
The power of Water comes from the capacity to conceive, concentrate, and conserve. Water types need to offset their toughness, bluntness, and detachment with tenderness, sensitivity, and openness, risking softness and contact, exposure and attachment.


Your Self- Assessment Profile:


A = Water

B =Wood

C = Fire

D = Earth

E = Metal

5Efeeding cycle




Recognizing who you are and how you function within the Five Elements Phase is just a starting point from which to gain access to the practical benefit that Chinese medicine offers to whole health and living in flow. It is just a starting point from which to recover, acquire the means to preserve or optimize. It is my hopes that you will use this as a way to evaluate your personal strengths and weaknesses and forecast future challenges as

Well as give you a good foundational guide to use in integrative holistic modalities and alternative therapies.


It is time to BE your own medicine and write your own personal prescription.


The Going with the Flow – 5 Elements to 5 Star Health home study program takes you for a deep dive in to the body systems and is a valuable program to use in self healing for anyone including healers, coaches and practitioners.

This home study masterclass normally sells for $295 but if  you are ready to reclaim your health and go with the natural flow of your true divine nature we are offering it to you on a special offer along with the Going with the Flow through the Compass Directions class valued at $295. That is a total value of over $500 for only $97 for all You Awakening listeners here:

Special offer for 5 Elements and Going with the flow through the Medicine wheel masterclass

 Modern society has come to accept a pretty dismal state of health as being normal. Complaints like fatigue, pain, insomnia, anxiety, irritability, and indigestion are considered a typical part of each day. More serious issues such as asthma, diabetes, auto immune, arthritis, attention deficit disorder, and depression are common as well. Even major life threatening diseases such as heart disease and cancer have become prevalent. In fact, heart disease and cancer barely existed less than a century ago and are now the two leading causes of death in America.


These problems don’t happen by chance. They’re merely symptoms of underlying malfunction.

Join me and set yourself FREE so you can live with LESS stress and thrive being the greatest version of yourself!

To your greatest health, wealth and wellbeing.

 With love and gratitude



The Five Element Personality Questionnaire is extracted and used with permission from “Between Heaven and Earth”, written by Harriet Beinfield & Efrem Korngold.



How to be more like Frida Kahlo

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One of my most favourite inspiration creators – if you have not seen the movie of her life its a must see on what enduring and suffering looks like and how to change your point of view to create your own reality and live FREE to be the best version of you, that you came to this lifetime to be !!

Let’s face it: We all wish we could be Frida Kahlo. She was a feminist before her time, incorporated indigenous and national Mexican symbols into her art with complete authenticity, and kept up a passionate — if explosive — romance with Diego Rivera. Her self-portraits are incomparable, as were her spirited, self-aware quotes.

There’s nothing like a great artist’s birthday to make us feel like insecure about our accomplishments. Brilliant writers and painters may be inspirational, but they also make us wonder how we could ever ascend to their godly heights. Luckily, Kahlo was never one to stay silent when it came to worldviews and lifestyle — so she left us plenty of advice.

To commemorate her July 6 birthday, we offer you a 7-step-program to be a bit more like the iconic painter. Uncertain how to approach a challenging situation today? Imagine Kahlo as your life coach sitting opposite you, her furrowed brow staring discerningly. Ask yourself, What Would Frida Do (WWFD)? Who knows, you might just end up becoming a brilliant painter.

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1. Say you don’t do love letters — then write gorgeous ones

“I don’t know how to write love letters,” Kahlo penned ever so humbly to her 1946 flame Jose Bartoli. Then, she added, “Since I fell in love with you everything is transformed and is full of beauty … love is like an aroma, like a current, like rain. You know, my sky, you rain on me and I, like the earth, receive you.” If only we all didn’t know how to write love letters …

The moral of the story: When communicating with lovers, set the bar low and then leap over it with dazzling colors. Kahlo supposed ignorance of the epistolary form may have been her greatest strength. It let her play with language and emotion in ways that normal long-distance communication would have prohibited.

Plus, if you’re lucky, those letters might end up being worth a fortune. In an April auction, 25 of her communiqués with Bartoli sold for $137,000. Pretty good for someone who claimed not to know what she was doing.

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2. Confront your most tragic experiences

When something bad happens to most of us, we run and hide from it — stuffing memories deep into our subconscious and hoping no one makes us confront them again. Unfortunately, that’s not the way life works, and repression tends to lead to all sorts of psychological problems. Kahlo had a different way of going about things.

Despite suffering from polio as a child and from a terrible bus accident as a young adult, she never despaired. In fact, she began painting while bedridden, for it was one of the few things she could do easily on her back. After her miscarriage at 24, Frida wrote to her doctor, “I cried a lot, but it’s over, there is nothing else that can be done except to bear it.” But she did far more than accept the tragedy; she incorporated it into her artwork. Her painting “Henry Ford Hospital” features a nude Kahlo connected with a set of umbilical cords to a series of potent symbols, while “Detroit Industry” shows a baby huddled inside the roots of a plant. These paintings are haunting and moving — but we tend to forget that they’re radically brave. Kahlo recognized that tragedy must be confronted, that the most private matters can have a place in our public and artistic personas.

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3. Start gardening

Horticulture has long been associated with creativity and serenity, but Kahlo took the hobby to a whole other level. In the courtyard of her famed Casa Azul (Blue House) in Coyoacán, a borough of Mexico City, she cultivated a plant universe so serene it’s still being maintained for visitors today. Her botanical interests also inspired the natural motifs in her paintings, particularly as her health declined in the 1940s and 50s, and she spent more and more time at Casa Azul. “I paint flowers so they will not die,” she said of the works.

So pick up a trowel and some seeds; you may just become so invested in the plants you’ll need to paint masterpieces to save their lives. And if you’re looking for inspiration, there’s no need to fly to Coyoacán. New York natives and visitors can conveniently head to New York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx, where a new exhibit recreates Kahlo’s garden, with everything from fuchsia to prickly pears to her cobalt house.

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4. Know thyself

Millennials are constantly being accused of narcissism, and the “me! me! me!” phenomena on social media may have us wishing people would know themselves a bit less. But Kahlo recognized the importance of looking deeply within herself — in a piercing and authentic way. There’s a reason, after all, that we cite her self-portraits as her most famous works. “I am my own muse,” she said without a touch of irony, “The subject I know best.”

Rather than presume she could speak for swaths of other people, Kahlo painted what she knew. But there’s a difference between those self-portraits and most Instagrammed selfies. Kahlo’s work was piercingly honest, accepting and portraying her life’s less glamorous side, instead of hiding it the way we tend to today. She did not lurk beneath filters and a shiny social media sheen — for she recognized that knowing herself meant being candid and open.

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5. Live in a world of paradox

Most of us want to believe that the universe is logical, so we present ourselves as consistent human beings. But take one look at Kahlo’s work, and you’ll see that she never saw the world in that flat, boring way. It’s something her lover Diego Rivera captured exquisitely:

“I recommend her to you, not as a husband but as an enthusiastic admirer of her work, acid and tender, hard as steel and delicate and fine as a butterfly’s wing, lovable as a beautiful smile, and as profound and cruel as the bitterness of life.”

Life coach Kahlo would tell you that gentle and harsh can be combined, ugliness and beauty easily intermixed — that your life, like her artwork, need not be understood through a single lens. It’s an incredibly liberating idea: to abandon singular identities and lean into the chaos.

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6. Deny all labels

Long before the “I’m not into labels” undergraduate began to flourish at American colleges, Kahlo was rejecting the idea that humans could be categorized and subsumed under simple words. She is often called a surrealist due to the way her paintings mix images in a dreamlike way — combining symbols and bodies in ways that seem impossible for the waking mind to perceive. But Kahlo rejected the term, saying “They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn’t. I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality.” Truly great artists, after all, cannot be pegged to single movements or ideologies — and Kahlo knew this. She always defined her work on her own terms: as her reality.

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7: Never get caught up in your success

Even the most humble and authentic specimens of humanity cannot help but be dazzled by validation and fame — unless you’re Kahlo. As her art grew popular and beloved by high-art circles, she stayed true to her roots and skeptical of elitism. “They are so damn ‘intellectual’ and rotten that I can’t stand them anymore,” she once griped. “I would rather sit on the floor in the market of Toluca and sell tortillas, than have anything to do with those ‘artistic’ bitches of Paris.”

So if you ever become too self-satisfied, too proud of the success Kahlo-as-life-coach has brought you, ask yourself once more, WWFD? The answer: Get off your pedestal and sit down on the floor.

Correction: This article incorrectly stated that the New York Botanical Gardens are located in Queens. They are, indeed, in the Bronx.

What my mother taught me about tending my own inner garden

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What my mother taught me about tending my own inner garden. 

My mother always told me to take time to stop and smell the roses. I have taken my mother’s age-old gardening wisdom ( simple term for permaculture) and apply it to assisting my clients and my own business growth, showing how strong roots and hard pruning are the secrets of a good harvest. Nature truly knows how to market herself in a balance of masculine and feminine energies – when to wait and nurture and when to push and force. I cover this in the quantum field of my True nature Systems in depth and a great place to start trusting divine timing is with my “Going with the flow through the medicine wheel” 5 part home study course. Its on a special Spring offer now for only $197 – thats $100 off.


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When you run your own business, whether it be a start-up or an older, more established business, you need to create space for it to develop. As your business grows, it will inevitably change. From time to time, you may need to stop and take stock, review where you are and where you’re going. You may find your business has changed slightly. You might be attracting different clients, they may be buying slightly different products, or they might want slightly different services from those you currently offer. Your business may no longer be what you thought it was. You may need to give yourself some time and space to grow into where you are now.

“But,” I hear you cry, “I have a business to run.

I’ve put loads of time and energy into getting this far, I have clients and commitments to honour. I can’t just drop it all and start again from scratch – I don’t have time!” To this, I say growing a business is like growing a plant from a seed; it takes patience and nurturing to get it to bear fruit.

My dear warrior Athena Mother, (such caring, nurturing Deer energy) was a keen gardener and spent every free moment she had tending her garden. She was very proud of it. Whenever her friends  visited, she would take pleasure in grounding them in to their bodies by taking them out to smell and admire her roses, and to the greenhouse so they could admire her orchids and baby tomatoes growing in harmony together. I’m no green fingered gardener myself, but I get so much pleasure out of picking my own vegetables and herbs and roses ( I have a great gardener). Some of what my Mother taught me found its way in and stayed in my psyche of greatest simple pleasures.

I would like to share with you some of her wisdom, and  relate what I learned about growing plants to growing your business.


Growing Strong Roots

When you plant a seed and it germinates, its first priority is to grow strong roots. The seed embraces the dark. The seed knows if it is to thrive much energy needs to go in to the roots for a solid foundation; they give it stability; they absorb the nutrients and water from the soil that it needs to grow. A plant’s root system is the same size and shape as the plant itself. In other words, there is as much below ground as there is above and, until the roots are established, not much happens above ground. All the activity happens out of sight. Only once the roots are established, does the plant start to focus its energy on what is happening above ground. (In my intuitive forensic body mind work with  human, animal and plant, I always look at whats under the symptoms like the iceberg analogy.)

What we can learn from this in terms of our businesses is the importance of embracing the dark, the unknown and lean in to the fear and doubt – directing much of our energy below ground or the higher inner work, to the bits our clients don’t see. Yes, this means all the boring admin stuff we all love so much – but it also means paying attention to what comes before the part the client sees. I’m talking about defining your vision, your brand and your audience, by asking yourself these fundamental questions:

  • What your business stands for?
  • Why does it matters to you?
  • Who do you serve?
  • What problem does it solve that keeps them up at night?

These questions should all be answered to some degree before you send your business out into the world. Otherwise, how do you know whom you should be talking to and what you should be saying to them? And without talking to the right people – people who want what you are offering – there is no business.

So, your attention first needs to be given to growing those nice strong roots that will keep you grounded during stormy weather and soak up all the available water and nutrition your business needs during the dry summers.

item7Pruning Your Business

Every year my Mother’s garden was full of beautiful, vigorous rose bushes full of gorgeous blooms. Once they’d finished flowering, she would cut them right back almost to the ground. It seemed brutal to me, to cut this big healthy plant down until it was barely more than a thorny twig sticking out of the ground. My Mother assured me these bushes would grow again in the spring and be even bigger and healthier than the year before – and they would produce even more flowers. She was right. Her roses were always beautiful – every year.

Your business needs pruning from time to time, as well – ruthless pruning. My Mother always said you should get your neighbour to prune your roses for you because they would be far more merciless that you could be, which is better for the plant’s performance the following year. In terms of business, this means periodically reviewing where you are, what you’re doing and for whom. It means going back to your roots and asking:

  • Has your vision changed?
  • Are you still doing what you set out to do?
  • Has your audience changed?
  • Are you still working with the same kinds of people or are you attracting a different group of people?
  • Are you still enjoying working with the people you work with or are you yearning to work with someone different?
  • Are you still delivering what you set out to deliver? Or are clients asking for something different? Are you finding you’re actually delivering something slightly different from what you promise?

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Keeping Grounded as Your Business Starts to Bear Fruit

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One thing I always enjoyed helping my Mother with was her tomato and basil garden. She showed me how to ‘nip out’ the new shoots at the top of the plant to stop it growing upwards and explained how, by doing this, we would ensure the plant put all its energy into growing tasty fruit, rather than wasting it on growing ever taller. By nipping out the very top shoot, the plants’ energy would be directed at new shoots lower down, making the plant stronger, healthier and capable of producing more fruit.

Applying this principle to business means staying focused on your vision at all times – not allowing yourself to get distracted by shiny exciting new projects that don’t serve your vision, and learning to discern between what is an opportunity and what is a distraction. Entrepreneurs are often very creative people who have a magpie tendency towards shiny, sparkly new things. They can flit from one exciting new idea to the next, seduced by its newness, leaving behind a trail of abandoned projects that have lost their lustre simply because they are no longer new. Some of these new projects will be in alignment with their business vision, but a lot won’t. The trouble with this approach is that nothing gets finished. Even the most exciting visionary project will become old and therefore less interesting than the new project that comes along. The challenge such entrepreneurs face is sticking with the old and seeing it through to fruition.

Growing roots isn’t glamorous. They aren’t what’s visible to the world. However, strong roots keep your business grounded. Put too much energy into producing flowers too soon and your business will become top-heavy and unstable, just like those tomato plants, and yield less fruit.

Closing Thoughts

As a teenager, my sisters and I went out of our way to find excuses not to be chosen for the guided tour of Mother’s garden.  We thought it was boring being told what plants to pair up to nurture each other, which ones kept the aphids and snails away or that when a rose bush dies that it sends out a chemical imprint in the soil to tell the next rose how to grow through the toxins and be even better. It has been over 35 years since we left Zimbabwe and that home with the beautiful greenhouse and balance of the wild bush and where it met with the tended English garden and I would give anything to have just one more visit to the greenhouse and that beautiful garden. I realise the true fruits produced in that garden were the life lessons we learned. I hope you can take something from what I learnt from my Mother’s garden, too and apply it to your life and business.

….and don’t forget to stop and smell the roses, have gratitude for nature and the bounty she gifts us and never hold back. Its time to thrive in harmony and resonance with the abundant, beautiful natural world and earth ourselves as the guardians of the pleat and all creatures great and small who live here.

Please leave a comment on what you you learnt from my musings and what you would like to share about what nature or your childhood gardens have taught you in how to be the best version of yourself.

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