A School for Creativity, Consciousness & Clarity

L E T T E R from Jac – Fill Thy Cup

I am doing a lot of private mentoring at the moment, with students around the world, and the same themes are coming up over and over. Distraction, a lack of productivity, dwindling motivation, increased anxiety and lethargy. With the screeching changes that 2020 brought us, we have had to pause many things. Enjoyable things, beautiful…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Accepting Change

This year as it comes closer to change, we can begin to reconcile all the change that has occurred. Change none of us saw coming really, and changes whether we regard them as ‘better’ or ‘worse’ still have an immense evolution to them. Transforming fear into joyful living, is about accepting change, all of it. Something I enjoy doing is documenting all…
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L E T T E R from Jac – This Is Your Life

The complete quote by Charles Bukowski is; “Your life is your life. Don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission. Be on the watch. There are ways out. There is light somewhere. It may not be much light but it beats the darkness. Be on the watch. The gods will offer you chances. Know them. Take them.You can’t beat death but you can…
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L E T T E R from Jo – A Very Important Job

I have grand aspirations of becoming an astute gardener, of knowing the plants, the vegetables, the flowers so intimately that I instinctively know what they need at any given moment, precious water, richer soil, more sun, more shade, a gentle caress, some loving words – all so they will be able to flourish magnificently. I…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Falling Apart, Coming Together

We are going through some problems at the moment, nothing serious, just an endless series of things that seem to be going sideways. One was we decided to ship all our product orders in house. Literally, in house as in our lounge room. It hasn’t gone well. My brain does not work well with this…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Reframing

On Saturday we had the amazing Workshop for September’s The DOJO. Each month it is 90 minutes of philosophy and tools, engagement and enquiry, and one tool, in particular, I wanted to share with you – the art of Reframing. Reframing is not where we dismiss what’s happening, or hide from it. It is where we…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Imperfect Meditation

One of the key things I am literally hammering into our Integrated Meditation students is to not chase perfection. You cannot be a perfect meditator. You cannot achieve a perfect practice. For it comes from the heart. If we are chasing perfection we are using our thinking minds.  Meditation must not become another ‘should’ in our lives. Another thing we beat ourselves…
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L E T T E R from Jo – The Power Of Our Rituals

It is believed that ancient cultures used rituals to counter the fears they had of the unknown. Primarily created to feel in control of all the things that were frighteningly out of their sphere of influence. The structure, the dedication, the consistency offered by these rituals provided a sense of knowing what to do when…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Nature Is My Temple

I went camping the other day with two girlfriends. It can seem like a lot of work for one night unless you know what you’re doing and have a system worked out. Our entire campsite was up and complete in 20 minutes. I admittedly forgot the coffee for the next morning, but aside from that…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Productivity Is Not What You Think

I hear so often that productivity is about time management, or motivation, or how to get things done. Productivity is the output of your actions. If you have a result after doing something, you’re being productive, it’s actually as simple as that. If you’re spending a lot of time organising your time and still not getting a result, you’re not actually being…
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‘Free Live Talk on Gaining Clarity Under Emotional Stress’

With Melbourne extending their lockdown and our Integrated Meditation students reporting increasing emotional stress all over the world, Jac has committed to doing a free talk on gaining clarity when feeling enormous emotional pressure. It will be a philosophy based talk with tools and techniques to guide you through to more clarity and expanded consciousness. …
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L E T T E R from Jac – Living In The Now

The wiring of the brain, the mind, the ego is such that it’s very challenging for us to see things just as they are. Instead we view them as we have experienced prior. With a veil over all that we see, do, and be.  Not super useful in a pandemic, let alone in any moment. …
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L E T T E R from Jo – Living Through Creative Values

I have been exploring recently the way creativity in its broadest sense, beyond simply artistic talents, can offer a blueprint for living our best lives. It is always important to start with a solid foundation, a beacon that guides our actions, decisions and ways of being – these are our Values. I’d like to offer…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Cultivating Wisdom

Wisdom is not something we can ‘get’, instead it’s something that comes to us, over time. However we can also cultivate wisdom, by sinking into our experiences, by being present to what is happening within us. We can cultivate wisdom by listening instead of always speaking. We can create space for wisdom to land with…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Mountaineering

I received this lovely email from a reader, ‘Hey Jac, a question related to this. I’ve sometimes felt like a “Fool” for enjoying a happy and exciting moment when inevitably the bad news comes my way. My ego says “see? you shouldn’t have been so happy, now look”. But shouldn’t we be able to enjoy…
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L E T T E R from Jo – Who’s In Charge?

In everyday life I subscribe to the motto “self as cause” which means I believe that ultimately I always have the power of choice and with it comes the accountability, which I can tell you is sometimes annoying. Having to always own the decisions, the choices, the right turns and the left turns can be…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Life As A Mandala

The CEO of Patagonia has stepped down, and her very lovely goodbye note was, “I’ve been thinking a lot about sand mandalas. In the Tibetan ritual, a group of practitioners create an intricate geometric universe of colored sand, a road map to enlightenment, for those developed spiritually enough to read the signposts and symbols. It…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Finding Peace, Truth, Happiness

This Zen saying is often repeated replacing Peace or Happiness, instead of Truth. The only peace you will find on top of the mountain is the truth you brought with you. For so often we think, we will be happy ‘over there’ in our lives, and it certainly cannot be found here in the grind…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Integrating It All

There is a famous story of karate master Budoken, who had a disciple who infamously walked by a horse that suddenly became skittish and kicked out – but the disciple deftly turned and leapt to avoid injury. The townspeople all judged him as very clever and said he deserved to be Budoken’s top disciple. When…
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L E T T E R from Jac – The Decisions We Make, and Those Made For Us

One of the other lines within this chapter of the Tao Te Ching is ‘those who know when they have enough will suffer no disappointment’. How can we know when enough is enough? Personally I have loved some of the learnings that have been forced upon my family; living without the majority of our personal…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Being Sunshine

One joyful thing about penning the Letters is receiving correspondence from readers. One response last week was, that a reader had picked up a new book to read, with all the new time found from embracing the discipline of making better Micro Decisions (you can read the Letter about this HERE. Within this book by Kate…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Not Chasing

A student went to his meditation teacher and said, “My meditation is horrible! I feel so distracted, or my legs ache, or I’m constantly falling asleep. It’s just horrible!” “It will pass,” the teacher said matter-of-factly. A week later, the student came back to his teacher. “My meditation is wonderful! I feel so aware, so…
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L E T T E R from Jo – Use It Or Lose It

We are all familiar with how when we stop exercising our bodies and muscles can quickly lose their strength, endurance, flexibility and shape. It’s the regular and consistent use of our muscles that keeps us fit, healthy and overall in good working order. Learning (through a book, through a teacher, through our own mind…) is…
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L E T T E R from Jac – The Whole Menu

I cannot even list the amount of failures I have had, for, there are so many. I truly don’t even view them as failure any more – likely being de-sentised to the sheer amount helps somewhat – but see them as just an inevitable part of being a human, trying things out, being creative and…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Quiet Corners

When we did as a family our two week hotel quarantine, returning from London to Sydney, on about Day 8 I lost the plot. We had been strictly self isolating in London for about 5 weeks already, this was when you couldn’t get a takeaway coffee and the newsagencies were even closed and we were…
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L E T T E R from Jac – What Do You Truly Call Success?

When I am mentoring people, a huge theme that always comes up is success, a craving for it, or a perceived loss of it. First we work on redefining success for often it is simply a version of success that has been adopted – through parents, bosses, colleagues and friends. Often, a sense of resentment…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Surrendered Presence

At times, with all the noise of the external world raining down on us, the technology and the news and the politics and the and, and, and…we must return to our presence through simplicity with our smaller tasks. In Zen, the saying is when chopping wood, chop wood. For us in the modern world, this…
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L E T T E R from Jo – Go On And Give The Gift

We are so excited to announce we are soon to release the First Edition of our Letters, in a self-published printed book format. Please stay tuned for details! Do you ever feel that we have all been trained to revere the rational, the critical, the logical, the practical to such an extent that this is…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Your Wild

Have you lately been recognising that you have lost your wild? Have you felt a little caged, either from within your home, or perhaps even your mind? Has being kept in one spot, brought to your attention that perhaps you lost a little of your essence in the modern world of busyness? Within this have…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Creating Space

I was talking with a dear friend Maryanne, about how creative people need space, to time, to ponder, to hone our craft. To make mistakes, to be in nature. Time to create ideas, and work on philosophies, to throw it all away and start again. To at times refuse to be filled up with ideas…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Your One Precious Life

Dear reader, What will YOU do with your one wild and precious life?  What are we all learning right now through this pandemic?Are you reevaluating what you do with your time? Are you considering deeply how you want to live? What things you might regret from life pre-pandemic and what you want to ensure you don’t invite in again? Have you pondered who…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Future Projecting

I’m not talking about planning, planning is important, but future projecting, we must reign in. I think it’s a major component in what threw us off kilter with COVID. It wasn’t just the cancelled plans, trips, projects, it was all the emotional energy invested in them. The fantasies, the ideas, the imagining what X would…
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L E T T E R from Jo – The Illusion Of Limitation

Consider the sheer number of “norms” we face. The rules and regulations that our society endorses, enforces, and places upon us in an unwitting agreement – without our conscious realisation. These seemingly invisible forces that compel us to act, behave, and even feel – covert and un-questioning, all for dubious benefits. We are held, almost…
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L E T T E R from Jac – We’re Not In Control

This quote is brilliant, as our ego truly thinks we are GM of the universe. Whenever we are resisting what’s happening we are in essence believing that we are the only ones in charge, that our vision of what should happen is not only correct over 7.7 billion other people’s visions of what should be…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Judging Ourselves and Others

Something we touched on the other night at our Workshop at Lilium, is that if we want to let go of the fear of what other people think of us, we have to let go of our judgements of others. They are directly correlated. The more we judge, the more our minds fear judgement. The…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Here and Now, Not Here and Then

This could be sliced so many ways, and therefore is the kind of nugget of wisdom I really like. We cannot be present to a conversation and thinking about what we are going to say next. We cannot be present for an argument, carrying old baggage from months and years back into it. We cannot be present for…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Why We Practice

Elizabeth Gilbert is speaking on her spiritual practices in regards to COVID in the above quote. It’s beautiful wording isn’t it, ‘building the arc before the flood’. For too often we consider ourselves in the modern world too busy for ritual, and for reverence to anything other than oneself, one’s mortgage and one’s career and…
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L E T T E R from Jo – The Art Of Going With The Flow

Just like surfing waves, improv, free styling, jamming, going with the flow can be seen as an exercise in co-creation. You, the universe, nature, your friends, family, colleagues, whoever or whatever – you are working together to continue this progressive momentum. By going with this momentum you can contribute and participate with your unique value…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Rewiring Ourselves

A daily meditation practice is like taking a huge tangled ball of wool (our minds) and slowly, piece by piece untangling it. We can then couple this with education, some self understanding and wiring in of new patterns and actions that are aligned with our personal truth, and then begin to live in a higher grade sense. We…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Letting The Storm Pass

I want you to think back to a really bad funk you have been in of late. One where you were gripped with negativity, or rage, or frustration. Mine are usually a combination of both. Which can lead to despair and overwhelm. But it always passes. It always passes, the positive, the negative, always shifting, and moving. For there is…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Being Love

Ram Dass speaks, “You are loved just for being who you are, just for existing. You don’t have to do anything to earn it. Your shortcomings, your lack of self-esteem, physical perfection, or social and economic success – none of that matters. No one can take this love away from you, and it will always…
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L E T T E R from Jac – From The Archives

I am moving through over 1000 Letters and hand choosing which ones make it to the Letters Edition 1 collection that we are soon to self publish. It’s been a behemoth task, one I certainly underestimated. Within them, I found this little gem, and I wanted to share it with you again, in case you…
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L E T T E R from Jac – And A Gold Star For You

Last week felt like a big Letter writing week of motivation and productivity. Which is nice and I hope for some of you helpful. Most of the time I feel like I am writing these Letters to myself, to learn, understand and motivate my own mind.  What’s also excellent is falling apart and putting yourself…
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L E T T E R from Jo – The Magical Power Of Encouragement

In all the hustle and bustle of life and trying to do our best and be our best we sometimes forget that it can be the little things, the simple things that can make an extraordinary difference. We sometimes believe that it is the big statements, the complex experiences, the hard-to-do exercises, the huge effort…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Preparation

What is it that you are working on right now? Is it your meditation practice? Is it healthier eating? Is it a new project? Do you want to begin to spend more time in nature, be more present? Today’s Letter stems from yesterday’s letter and is the next step in achieving what you want. Preparation…
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L E T T E R from Jac – What Do You Want

I was walking through a national park yesterday in the almost dark, for it was so early, breath chilly, with my friend Nina. She’s a full time writer, and I am a novice, so I take her advice on writing seriously. As we trod through broken gum leaves, branches snapping underfoot and navigated slippery rocks…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Navigating Out Of A Rut

Is anyone else in a massive rut right now with their work? Feeling stuck and unmotivated? Welcome to The Rut. It’s a crap place to be in regards to creativity and productivity. I wanted to share the few things I do to launch myself out of ruts.  – GET FOCUSSED. I write lists of what…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Staying Sane

In Zen, the teachings are centered around everything being Zen, nothing more special than anything else. The hierarchy is stripped out from ‘work’ and ‘life’ and equal importance is placed on all tasks. Cooking, preparing a meal, doing ones duties and tasks – with presence. And right now with the state of the world, that…
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L E T T E R from Jo – Priorities Maketh The Boundary

There is nothing like challenging times to bring sharply in to focus the things that are important, truly important to us. It used to irk me that I always seemed to need to experience a crisis to wake myself up to this kind of crystal clarity… Why yes, you are very important to me, what…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Clarity and Inspiration

It’s easier to shy away. It’s easier to justify inaction with the idea that one is not personally doing anything wrong. It’s easier to look the other way. It’s not why we are here as humans though. I’m not sure when spirituality and self development got co-opted by individualism, the idea that as long as you’re doing the work…
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L E T T E R from Jo – Get Calm and Then Carry On

When we are stressed and succumb to our animal nature we become self-centred. Everything and I mean EVERYTHING is happening at us. We see it all as a threat … to us, it’s personal. When we see a threat, particularly something personal we will react accordingly – defend, attack, withdraw. Automatically, it all comes pouring…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Exploring Contemplative Thinking

I’ve come back across from pottering through some of our boxes The New Farmers Almanac, by Greenhorns, a completely delightful book. It’s a homage to time, to farming, to the seasons, and our connection to nature as a whole. I had forgotten how much I loved it, and promptly ordered the 2019 (2020 still pending…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Opening Intuition

Have you ever noticed that when your intuition speaks to you, it’s a physical feeling. It’s like a channeling, a vibration, that is then followed by thought. We call it ‘gut instinct’ for a reason, for it does not come from our thinking mind. How many times have you said to yourself when something went…
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L E T T E R from Jac – The Complexity of Being Human

Being a human is a very complex thing. We are either moving from our heart, acknowledging our privilege, sharing our emotional, physical and spiritual wealth with those in need, or, we are begrudging, lazy, and resentful. Now I manage to be both, a lot. Yo-yoing from one to the other. I have moments of deep…
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L E T T E R from Jac – True Compassion

People that have truly encountered the darkness of their own soul, I enjoy a lot. There is a rawness, an honesty, a humility. For I’ve had so many dark nights of the soul, so many encounters with pain, terror and unjustness over my own life, that it has made all the joys, the graces and…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Simplicity of The Heart

Krishnamurti speaks, ‘Simplicity of the heart is of far greater importance and significance than simplicity of possessions. To renounce comfort, or to give up smoking and other habits, does not indicate simplicity of the heart. The put on a loin cloth in a world that is taken up with clothes, comforts and distractions, does not…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Daily Commitments

We can all talk a LOT about what we want to be doing, big plans, little follow through. Paring it back to this ’this hour is my life’ can be really helpful in living in the present. It’s not that we don’t plan, but when we plan we are fully present to the planning. Then…
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L E T T E R from Jo – Same, Same But Different

I love the fact that I change. Some days may be more obvious than others and some days may seem more regressive than progressive change but it is all still change. I am different. I am not who I was just a few moments ago. How much I change and the direction is very much…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Working with Uncertainty

Sticking with yesterday’s theme, I wanted to touch more on panic. I tend to panic as my standard go to. We laugh, okay fine my family laughs and I try not sulk, at my gasping in a car when Arran drive and I think an accident is happening. My looking for something for 1.2 seconds before claiming…
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L E T T E R from Jac – On Resistance and Flow – Part 2

So back to this idea of the Reward System. (you can read the previous Letter on Resistance and Flow in our JOURNAL. A lot of the time we think life isn’t going the way I want, so I’ve done something bad now I’m being punished. But also then I did something good. So where’s my reward?…
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L E T T E R from Jac – On Resistance and Flow – Part 1

What I have learnt about myself is that I sort of held on to some old Catholic beliefs that it was actually a punishment system. So ‘karma’ meant ‘you’re being punished’. Studying in India though, I kept being told,  “What, no, karma doesn’t mean that actually, that’s a sliver of its meaning.” Karma means an…
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L E T T E R from Jo – From The Heart

Whenever I experience a moment that connects me to my heart, I want to press pause and bathe in all its magnificence. Wrap myself up in it, around and around softly and gently so I’m cocooned forever. It is that glorious. The purity, the depth, the intensity is truly a beautiful thing, it makes me…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Spirituality

Sri M is one of my favourite teachers, for he combines the richest of spiritual knowledge, with practical modern living. I love this idea of the bookmarking of dawn and dusk with spiritual practice. When my daughter was small, I had to truly come to terms with that no longer meant yoga and meditation at those hours, but simply…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Follow Truth

It’s so tempting to want to look to others to figure out what to do. I have always admired Krishnamurti’s teachings, for he proposes we need to carve out our own path, and learn through experience. “I maintain that Truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever, by any religion,…
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L E T T E R from Jo – Note To Self

I know that change is happening always, it’s the only constant. I believe this, I feel it to be true deep in my bones and yet when I come up against it, *insert surprise-face emoji here*, it’s as though it’s my first time. What I’m beginning to realise is that my skills at accepting then…
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L E T T E R from Jac – What’s None Of My Business

In truth, this has been a really vulnerable time for me, I’ve shared more than before, heart of my sleeve, processing as I was going through it. I’m sure a psychologist would recommend resolving everything before you put it on a plate for the public, but something otherworldly felt like it was guiding me to take this approach. It wasn’t…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Sweet Joys

The feeling of getting out of government quarantine was truly something else. I have truly realised how relative time is to our experience. Two weeks can feel like forever, or it can go by in a snap. 7 weeks ago I was back here in Australia, world was our oyster and I had the most…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Learning’s From A Pandemic Part 4

Hands up who wants resilience? Hands up who also would prefer to not do the dirty work to get it? Resilience is like fitness, you have to do the exercise to get it.  I used to study karate, and I was terrible at it, but VERY enthusiastic. My poor Sensei! Karate is incredibly repetitive, it’s through the constant…
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L E T T E R from Jo – Growing Pains

We’ve all seen the illustration, the circle of comfort and the arrow of growth well outside and it’s likely we all know it to be real based on our own experiences. Growth is uncomfortable. However,  this doesn’t make it any easier – I haven’t yet achieved Master status of being excited about discomfort even though…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Learning’s From A Pandemic Part 3

I have found that trusting the universe is an easier task when things are ‘going my way’. I delight in the universe, and the Divine when I can see what’s ahead of me clearly. How right everything is the world, and how right I am to trust it all! Cue it going ’not my way’…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Learning’s From A Pandemic Part 2

We have been through some stuff in our lives, Arran and I. For some it would mount up a life time of challenge, for others, our challenges would be a drop in their pond. The thing is through the last 6 weeks, when it all really hit the fan, it was in essence like ripping…
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L E T T E R from Jac – To Live A Simple Life

Over 4 years ago, Arran and I gave away and sold almost all we owned, including all our furniture, and clothing and all the paraphernalia that adult and family life brings with it, and moved to a little furnished holiday cottage on a national park. It was a little experiment it took a few years…
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L E T T E R from Jac – A Spiritual Hurricane Lamp

Anne Morrow Lindbergh writes in her beautiful book Gift From the Sea, “I want in fact – to borrow from the language of the saints – to live “in grace” as much of the time as possible. I am not using this term in a strictly theological sense. By grace I mean an inner harmony,…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Surrender

In a 1979 lecture by Ram Dass he says, ‘Just look at your life and think how many preferences you have. You prefer pleasure over pain? Life over death? Friends over loneliness? Freedom over imprisonment? Love over hate? Where are your attachments? Where are your clingings? Are you stuck in polarities? That is what the…
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L E T T E R from Jac – All The Dreams

There is a Jewish story, that is also told in many traditions with varying tones. The essence of it is that a poor tailor from the shtetl has a dream that there is a treasure buried beneath a bridge leading to a huge castle. The poor tailor packs a bag and set off to the…
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L E T T E R from Jac – What Happens Today Is A Choice

At the moment I can feel myself firming up, more grounded every day. Becoming stronger, more resilient, and I can feel it in our students. The storm is still hitting, and we can’t see that far ahead, but we are learning how to sail through it regardlessly. We are unsure where land is, and when…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Embracing The Gaps

I woke up yesterday, and for a brief moment, forgot all that had been happening. I stretched, I listened to a bird. I reached out to put my hand on Arran’s chest, whilst he still slept. And then it hit me, all of it. The big unknown that lies head, to fight for life around…
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L E T T E R from Jac – The Choice We Get To Make

We can truly lean into the current situation of the pandemic as a way to discover the truth of ourselves. We might be shocked at what we discover, having told ourselves a string of stories that loosely quilt together a reality we now find filled with holes, threadbare. I’ve been through a lot of crisis in my life, and sadly, people’s ability to divide…
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L E T T E R from Jac – NEWLY AVAILABLE Integrated Meditation Online

Something I never expected would happen (aside from a freaking pandemic) is that we are being inundated with requests to study Integrated Meditation online. By people that have been so desperate to learn to transcend and allow their bodies a deep state of rest. People who were planning on learning in the coming months or…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Suffering Is Optional

I do love this quote by Murakami. A man who also wakes at 4.30am every day and writes furiously until midday then runs and swims and takes the rest of the day off. If we embrace this idea fully, the shocks of the world right now are simply a reality and our suffering throughout it…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Returning to Flow

I always come back to this quote, as a reminder to get myself realigned. I tend to lean into anxiety, although 1000% better than before I started Integrated Meditation 12 years back (a time in which my anxiety was crippling) it’s my go to state when overwhelmed. Decades of programming wired in it though. So asking…
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L E T T E R from Jo – Always Beginners Mind

There is always something new to learn, to create, to contemplate no matter whether you’ve been there and done that before. Remember this always. When you’re tired, bored, jaded or more importantly when you think you know (it all). There is always gold to be found. I highly recommend watching the movie Groundhog Day (1993;…
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L E T T E R from Jo – Compassion is Our Game Changer

I’m sometimes surprised at how critical we can be of each other and of ourselves, myself included. How our expectations, (that we have likely never even verbalised) are the benchmark,  how instantly we need to be gratified and how quick we are at passing comment or giving feedback, usually uninvited. Brene Brown reminds us that…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Boosting For Needed Times and Travel

I try to eat well, exercise, and meditate and do all the high-grade living things I can to keep myself optimised. And then there are times when I travel, and teach intensely and I need to REALLY give myself a boost, like with my upcoming trip to Australia. So I thought I would share a…
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L E T T E R from Jo – The Distraction of Other People’s Lives

With our fellow humans, there’s a line that can easily blur, crossing from inspiration, support, and connection to distraction, over-involvement, and obsession. Our fascination with other people’s lives, all their comings and goings can, on the surface, appear helpful and potentially a rich source of inspiration but we can run into challenges when we start…
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Thought Of The Week – Mind Nutrition

Consider that what you eat is also what you are. Consider this for your mind. What you consume mentally makes up your mind nutrition. So that’s the conversations that take place, what you look at on Instagram, what you read in your email subscriptions, the magazines and newspapers you read. Are you eating mind garbage,…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Welcome to our weekly musings

Well, this feels enormous. I know it shouldn’t really, it’s just a Letter isn’t it, but we have had such enormous support and feedback in moving to weekly from daily Letters, that I feel a bit tingly now writing it. Like it should be something amazing and poetic and I’m now stuck slightly! Oh the…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Holding our friends close

I sat writing this Letter to you in a cafe in Selfridges in London, munching down a huge salad and people watching, which is one of my favourite hobbies. I’m a genuine creep and have to try not to lean into get the whole conversation. Fortunately for me, the tables were so close we were…
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L E T T E R – EDIT Intention Setting For The Week Ahead

Today before journaling I want you to sit for a moment with your eyes closed and ask, what does the person I wish to be, to feel, to experience daily look like? Then sit with this and open your eyes and begin to journal: How far from that am I currently? What are the blocks…
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L E T T E R from Jac – The Opportunity Cost of Being Scared

As a creative in my early twenties, rejection was just part of the game. Trained as an Interior Architect, and then as a graphic designer and photographer, I was thirsty and hungry for projects and so went after them like a wildfire. Then something seems to happen as you progress more into your career, and…
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L E T T E R from Jo – How We Act is the Most Important Thing

Once upon a time, I was all about collecting knowledge, being smart, knowing things, knowing lots of different things, more knowing and trying to know the most. Slowly, I have recognised that yes, knowledge is great; learning is fun and having answers to questions can be interesting but it’s definitely not everything. What you do,…
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L E T T E R from Jac – The Evolution Of The Broad Place

I am deep in work on refining how we offer The Broad Place to the world!! Our commitment is to bring creativity and clarity into people’s lives and help them live more consciously. The philosophy of High-Grade Living which also filters through everything we do, and how Arran and I live, is one of Auditing,…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Cultivating Qualities Through The Trivial

‘I was having team with Master Han in his office when the mailman arrived with a letter from the master’s family in Korea. Knowing he had been eagerly anticipating the letter, I paused in our conversation, expecting him to tear open the envelope and hastily scan the contents. Instead, he put the letter aside, turned…
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L E T T E R from Jac – The Workings of Consciousness

Moving into higher states of consciousness means that we can have deeper relationships, are calmer and centered, are less involved in emotional drama and are highly intuitive. In Sanskrit, Karma means the spirit in action. It is where our actions have created binds to our past. This also means the impressions and patterns that are…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Thinking Patterns and the Power of Choice

Here are some examples of common low grade thinking patterns that you might recognise; “God, bad things always seem to happen to me”“I’m just so busy and exhausted I don’t even know where to begin!” Any of these sound familiar? That’s fine. The key is not to get frustrated when we find ourselves in low…
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L E T T E R – CLARITY Intention Setting For The Week Ahead

Ohhh Clarity is one of the pillars of The Broad Place and a deeply laden intention to hold this week. Some things to consider and Journal: In order to gain clarity, I may have to ask for more time, is there anything I am rushing at the moment that needs more space? Where might I…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Backing Yourself

The High Vibe Challenge is kicking along and I love getting all the feedback from students within the Private Facebook group. All the little learnings and big aha moments that come when we set the intention to honour our higher selves and also commit. This is something I asked of the group and wanted to extend…
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L E T T E R from Jo – Deserve it, Expect it, Claim it!

How easy is it for you to ask for what you really want? How easy is it for you to know what you really want? How easy is it for you to ask for what you deserve? Rather than ask for it, how about how easy would it be for you to demand it? Yikes!…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Asking For Help

Frequently, we are very good at giving help. Generous, unbounded in our ability to help others. Why? Because helping someone we like feels good, doesn’t it? In fact, at times it can feel absolutely wonderful. On the other hand, we are usually, I have found, not great at receiving help, and even worse at outright asking…
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