Sunday, 25 May 2014

What is mindfulness? 

Someone once said, “Time is like a river. You cannot touch the same water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again. Enjoy every moment of life.” 

And that sums up mindfulness in a nutshell. How often do we think of the past and of what we have missed, or sit in regret because we didn’t do something or say something at the time. And how often do we think about the future and what we want and what we are going to do, but the tomorrow of our future never seems to arrive. 

At times we can be so busy with our thoughts that we don’t even notice what is going on around us. Have you ever found that you have left for a destination and travelled there but been so absorbed in your thoughts that you don’t remember how you got there?

Mindfulness means becoming more aware of the here and now and stilling the many thoughts that flow in and out of your mind at one time. Being mindful involves letting go of negative feelings, past hurts and grudges but acknowledging the events that led you to the way you feel, but not allowing those feelings to take control of your life.  

Walking mindfully is one way of staying in the present moment. Become aware of each step that you take when you are walking somewhere and start to notice your surroundings as your walk. Try to empty your mind of all the things you need to do during the day and start to include more positive thoughts into your day like, “I am having a wonderful day” or “I am going to take the time to listen more attentively to others today”. 

Be aware of your breathing. When we get stressed or tense, our breathing becomes more shallow and so less oxygen is distributed throughout the body. When the phone rings or you are about to go into a meeting, take in a deep breathe and let it out slowly. This will help you to stay focused and present in the moment.  

When you are eating or drinking something, take a moment to enjoy the taste. Very often we will eat a meal and be so engrossed in our thoughts that we don’t even notice what we are eating or how much food we are putting into our mouths. Become more aware of the texture of your food, whether it is hot or cold, and notice how your mouth feels as you chew the food.  

Practicing mindfulness is also a wonderful way for preventing life from getting in the way of living, and for full experiencing each special moment in your life.


Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Practical spirituality and Tarot Course
with Yvonne De Bruin

So you want to learn about the tarot and don't know where to start?
You've bought yourelf a pack of tarot cards and a book, but just can't fit the pieces together?

During this fun but transformational coure you will learn the meanings of all the cards as well as a number of spreads that you can use in your daily readings.
By the time you have completed this course you will have an understanding of the story that lies within each reading as well as trust yourself enough to do readings with confidence.
We will also do work with the pendulum, psychometry, meditations and more... please see below

Bookings open - Space is limited to 8 people
The tarot is more powerful than you think!
This course will not only help to transform lives
of those around you, but will also facilitate your
own personal inner and outer transformation.
Tarot is a reflection of your mental, emotional and spiritual energies. Working with the tarot allows you to get in touch with the deepest part of yourself and where you are in your life.  As the creator of YOUR own reality, Tarot helps you understand yourself at the most profound level.
Everyone has a story to tell, and the tarot helps us to unfold the stories of people's lives

Venue: Randpark Ridge, Randburg

Dates: The classes run for 8 lessons, every second Saturday from 17 May from 2pm to about 5pm

Classes are limited in size so please book early

Classes are held in a safe and comfortable environment
We will work with the Rider Waite Tarot cards and students will begin to learn the various spreads and do readings for each other from lesson 1.

The Tarot Spreads:

You will learn the following spreads during the course:

Basic 3 and 5 card spread
The year ahead spread
The relationship spread
The four aces spread
The Celtic Cross
The Lost Item Spread
Message from your guides spread

Personal Growth:
By learning more about the tarot cards, you will embark on your own journey of inner healing and growth.

We will do an indepth study of each of the major arcana and minor arcana as well
as meditations and exercises on some of the cards.

You will learn to access your intuition and inner guidance so that you are able to do a
reading with intuitive sight as well as the practical knowledge that you have learnt from the cards.

We will cover various meditations and exercises including, clearing and balancing your energy fields, connecting to your
guides and higher self, colour healing, grounding and centering, accessing your inner healer,
and learning to get a sense of another person's aura so that you can improve your intuitive listening skills.

The course will also cover:

The ethical and moral issues surrounding a reading
Preparing yourself, the reading space and your cards for a reading
Psychometry - picking up energy from jewellry and photographs
Working with the pendulum
The implication of the colours within the tarot
Numerology and the tarot
Timing with tarot
Working with the dowsing rods (each participant will receive their own dowsing rod)

To book for this course, please contact Yvonne at
or Yvonne on 0832584497