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Muse – The Resistance – Uprising

A wonderful song by Muse

A Natural Cure For Eczema………..

Juice Diet For Perfect HealthTaken from the book Juice Diet for Perfect Health by Dr D R Gala, De Dhiran Gala and Dr Sanjay Gala – a fantastic book that I have.

“Take a mixture of juices of carrot and spinach with the juice of mixed leafy vegetables. Juice of potato, papaya and watermelon can also be taken. Besides that, potato juice may be rubbed externally on the affected skin.”

Thought of The Day…….

As ever from www.bkwsu.org

If you consider the gifts you have received in life to be given in trust, you will have great value for them and will use them wisely and generously.

FREE TALK – Inner Power & Protection Conversation: 24.09.09 @ 730pm, Oxfordshire

I would highly recommend this talk to anyone. I’ll be there.

Experiencing Inner Power & Protection Series

Build Resilience, Focus Your Mind, Relax Your Heart

A conversation and experiential evening with Manda Patel and Mike George

Every day, people rely on their inner strength and courage to make difficult choices in life, perhaps finding an experience of strength and protection that is beyond their perceived capacity. 

How do we harness this inner strength?  What effect do these experiences have on our own lives and the lives of those around us?  Can some of these experiences be attributed to Divine protection?  If so, how do we access it?

Mike George is an author, motivational speaker and teacher of meditation and spiritual development for over 20 years.  His publications include Learn to Relax, The 7 AHA’s of Highly Enlightened Souls, In the Light of Meditation and Don’t Get Mad Get Wise.

Manda Patel Director of the Global Retreat Centre in Oxford, began her spiritual studies in London 27 years ago and has since become a well known figure on the world speaker’s circuit where she lectures on values and spiritual development in everyday life.

Thursday 24 Sep 7:30 to 9:00pm
At The Global Retreat Centre



The Global Retreat Centre
Nuneham Park, Nuneham Courtenay, Oxford, OX44 9PG
T: 01865 343551, F: 01865 343576

W: http://www.globalretreatcentre.org
E: info@globalretreatcentre.org



FREE TALK – Intuition in Action – The Secret To Understanding 29.09.09 @ 430pm London


Intuition In Action

 www.bkwsu.orgThe Secret To Understanding

Have you ever had a hunch that something was about to  happen and to your surprise, it did? 

Have you ever had ‘gut feelings’, a strong sense of ‘knowing’ that something was true without a specific reason but you ended up
being right?  That’s your intuition. 

No matter what it’s called, intuition plays a part in our lives everyday.  Your intuition ‘knows’ what you need and what to do.
Every single one of us has this inner resource, but most of us are cut off from listening to this inner guide.
Discover how to:
access your intuition, feel, hear and see intuitively
Follow your gut feeling with more confidence:
‘understand’ yourself and other people more accurately
develop it further for practical use in your everyday life and have fun  with it!

Date: 20/09/2009   4.30pm – 6.00pm
Venue:  The Urdang, The Old Finsbury Town Hall, Roseberry Avenue, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 4RP

To register for this event click here

All lectures and courses are FREE of Charge
Please arrive a few minutes early
Inner Space – Centre for Self Development
Brahma Kumaris Information Services
36 Shorts Gardens | Covent Garden | London | WC2H 9AB | England | Tel: 020 7836 6688

Do You Have Your I.C.E. Number In Your Mobile Phone?

I got an email about this just over a year ago and thought is was a great idea. The bit below has been taken from Wikipedia and basically explains what it is all about. If you have not got yours in your phone and you are comfortable with it all, please take a moment to add it in now.

“In case of emergency (ICE) is a programme that enables first responders, such as paramedics, firefighters, and police officers, to identify victims and contact their next of kin to obtain important medical information. The program was conceived in the mid-2000s and promoted by British paramedic Bob Brotchie in May 2005.[1] It encourages people to enter emergency contacts in their cell phone address book under the name “ICE”. Alternately, a person can list multiple emergency contacts as “ICE1”, “ICE2″, etc. The popularity of the program has spread across Europe and Australia, and has started to grow into North America.”

A Little Process To Aid Better Sleep……….

I have been doing this for a few years now on and off – more on than off! I can really say it has worked for me. It is a mild form of meditation to help you switch off and get a good nights sleep.

Lie down on your bed and take away your pillow so that your body is flat on the bed. Lie with your feet apart and your arms just away from your sides so that your energies can flow with ease – so kind of like in a cross shape.

Breathe in deeply slowly and exhale slowly and you should start to feel relaxed. Now you are ready. Take in a deep breath and on your out breath, say in your mind to yourself “I am letting go of everything that is occupying my mind (or I am letting go of everything that happened today). It is time for my body to rest. I am ready to switch off and sleep.”

Say this whilst breathing continually about 10 times always on the out breath. When you are finished, gently move your fingers and your toes to come out of the meditation and lie in your normal sleeping position.

It does take a bit of practice for some people. Some of you will ease into it straight away. What you will find is that you have a deep, restful sleep and enough of what your body needs. You should wake up fresh and ready for another day because your body has rested well.

Try it and let me know what you think.   

A Lesson In Life…………

I found this on www.indianchild.com. This site is full of some lovely quotes but I particularly liked this one and could relate to it:

A Lesson in Life


Everything happens for a reason. Nothing happens by chance or by means of good or bad luck. Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness and sheer stupidity all occur to test the limits of your soul. Without these small tests, if they be events, illnesses or relationships, life would be like a smoothly paved, straight, flat road to nowhere.  If someone hurts you, betrays you , or breaks you heart, forgive them. For they have helped you learn about trust and the importance of being cautious to who you open your heart to.

If someone loves you, love them back unconditionally, not only because they love you, but because they are teaching you to love and opening your heart and eyes to things you would have never seen or felt without them.

Make every day count. Appreciate every moment and take from it everything that you possibly can, for you may never be able to experience it again.

Talk to people you have never talked to before, and actually listen. Hold your head up because you have every right to. Tell yourself you are a great individual and believe in yourself, for if you don’t believe in yourself, no one else will believe in you either.

You can make of your life anything you wish. Create your own life and then go out and live it.

A Beautiful Song For All Of You Single People Out There……..

Trouble by Ray LaMontagne. I heard this on the radio the other day and it made me smile really hard! I had to share it.

FREE TALK – Honouring The Self 10.9.09 in Oxford……….


I’ll probably be at this one. It’s funny because I was thinking about honour today and what it really means. I’ll write a summary of the talk soon after. If you do go, please make a donation of whatever amount you can so that this great organisation can continue their work and help more people in need. Thanks.


Honouring The Self

Thursday 10 September 7:30  to  9:00pm
At The Global Retreat Centre

Honouring the self is about awareness and understanding of your path through life. I maintain inner peace, dignity and honour when I find the balance between responsibility to my roles and the responsibility I have to myself; between the powers to accommodate and to face. 

Arti, a meditation teacher for over 22 years, is the co-ordinator of the Brahma Kumaris Inner Space Information Centre in Covent Garden. She lectures and runs seminars on personal growth around the UK.




Global Retreat Centre
Nuneham Park, Nuneham Courtenay, Oxford, OX44 9PG
T: 01865 343551, F: 01865 343576

W: http://www.globalretreatcentre.org
E: info@globalretreatcentre.org

A Quote from “The Gift Of Peace”

www.bkwsu.orgThe Gift Of Peace is a small book published by the Brahma Kumaris that will cost you £2.00. The book was written by on of the long serving students and teacher of the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University just after he visited New York 3 weeks after September 11th 2001. It is a fantastic collection of thoughts, sayings and advice on how to be peaceful and happy.

Here is one excerpt that hit home for me:

Circumstances are like objects. They are not alive; you bring life to them.

The positive is more powerful than the negative. The positive is innate. The negative indicates what is missing inside you. Light exists and its absence is darkness.

Never forget you are a human being who can decide the attitude you take in life.

You have an enourmous positive inner potential still to be discovered. these thoughts will help you face any circumstance in life with a different perspective.  

This resonates a lot of truth for me when I sit back and think about it.

EVENT – Love is the Key by Anne Jones, London 31.10.09

www.annejones.org(Info below all taken straight from a Newsletter I get from Anne’s website)

As I have mentioned a few times now, Anne Jones is definitely someone I recommend and I will always speak very highly of her. Her work had and still does have a significant effect on my life. She is simply really good at what she does. Read any one of her books – you will see what I mean.

About the Workshop:

“There are two streams of energy around you,
one is called ‘struggle”‘and the other is called ‘joy’.

A healing and empowering one day workshop for Women who: 

– Feel that life is a struggle

– Suffered abuse – physical,  sexual, mental or emotional

– Feel undervalued or inferior

Dynamic healers and facilitators myself and Lee Teresa Lott, invite you to share in this day of inspired healing and empowerment.

I will help you release embedded pain, guilt and reclaim all lost aspects of yourself, enabling you to:-

– Get into touch with your strength and vitality
– Release the burdens of the past and set yourself free
– Enjoy a true lightness of heart

Lee through her pioneering programme “The Dance of Self Mastery”
provides new tools enabling you to:-

– Release the hidden factors which prevent you being joyful
– Overcome fear and deal with challenges effectively
– Reclaim and Be in you power

Techniques include discussion, interactions, visualisations and fun!

For more information about Lee see http://www.leeteresalott.com

Venue:  Holiday Inn Kensington Forum Hotel, Powell Suite, 97 Cromwell Road, London SW7 4DN

Date:   Saturday 31st. October

Time:  10am – 5 pm

Cost:  Early Bird discount £50.00 for bookings before 30 Sept.

£60.00 thereafter.  Price includes teas/coffee/biscuits

To book please contact Brenda mobile 07710 753498
or email brenda.targett@annejones.org

We look forward to seeing you there.


Rich – redefined………..

I used to think richness was quantified in monetary terms until I went to India a few years ago. I met many people who had no or very little money who would share anything they had with you. I saw families who brought out their best china to serve you tea and give you beautifully presented biscuits that they only use for guests. I met kids who lived in the villages of some of the remotest parts of Punjab and especially Himachal Pradesh. They were wonderfully innocent but always with the biggest smiles on their faces and an eagerness to talk to a stranger.

Walking around, it was always nice to see people – it helped me realise that although these people have very little in comparison to us, they seem more content, happy and therefor in my opinion lead a richer life.  They dont have a life of hassel like we do. They lead simple lives, that are uncluttered. I therefore reached the conclusion that richness for me is defined by your inner contentness and not your external assets or possesions.

The Happiness Project…..

www.happiness.co.ukI came across Dr Robert Holden’s work in a magazine. He and his team run The Happiness Project – a fantastic organisation dedicated to helping people be happy.  

I admire Dr Holden’s work because of it’s simplistic approach. All of his work revolves around a God given birth right – and that is to be happy. We all have it inside us. Everyone and everyone can relate to that.

Quote taken from the “About Us” section on their website:

The Happiness Project is a remarkable success-story that continues to unfold day by day. The cast of The Happiness Project includes top psychologists, life coaches, business leaders, spiritual ministers, leading physicians, great musicians, actors and poets – all of whom are fired with a passion to serve and inspire. Formed in 1996, we are rapidly approaching our tenth year in existence. A big thank you to everyone who has participated in our growth.

There is an abundance of information and many tools to go through on his website. They do Public Talks, Workshops, and Health & Wellbeing Seminars, Success Intelligence Masterclasses & Coaching and lots more.   

Their prices range from as little as £10 for a Talk to a few hundred pounds for a Workshop. I would have been interested in a talk soon but it’s the night before my birthday so I can’t. But I will try and attend a Talk or Seminar soon and give you some feedback.

I will always be impressed by people like this who dedicate their lives to wellbeing causes. Of all the things they could do with their time on Earth, they choose this.

Further Reading:

The Happiness Project

Dr Robert Holden’s Site

10 ways to find happiness by Dr Robert Holden on Oprah’s site 

Excellent advice from Dr Robert Holden:

Another Great Piece by Mike George – RETURN TO THE CENTRE……

www.relax7.comSo much of this made sense to me. I am going to try Mike’s recommendation on living at the centre of the wheel. I hope I’m patient enough to see the results. I really support Mike’s work. The more I read, the more sense it all seems to make. I guess he is at the right level as a Teacher for me personally to learn. He is certainly thought provoking for me but with lots of agreement.

Here is an excerpt but as always…..


 Return to the Centre 

From the mysteries of time (last week) comes the conundrum of life. Do we journey through life or does life journey through us? Or both. Are you the driver or the hitchhiker? Or both. Are you the traveller or the witness? Or both. Are you on the stage or in the audience? Or both. Do YOU move or are you moved? Or neither!

Such questions have plagued the intellects of philosophers and mystics for centuries. Today, few of us have little time for such self-indulgent naval gazing reflections, (!) busy as we are with more important matters such as the price of a house, the latest score in the cricket and the weather for the weekend! And yet many of us often feel an ache in our soul which, when examined, reveals a desire to know the answers to such deep and profoundly significant questions, if perhaps phrased in slightly different ways.

If you do stop to look, to understand, to ‘stand under’ the idea of what it means to live, you may begin to sense all is not what it appears to be, all is not what you have been taught to see, all is not as real as you were led to believe.

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