A School for Creativity, Consciousness & Clarity

L E T T E R from Jac – Getting On With It

I work one on one with a lot of people around the world, usually immensely successful people locked into a framework of their mind and social conditioning that means they see the world only one way. We work together and my job is to help them see myriads of other ways in which things could…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Being Like Bamboo

Bamboo is quite incredible. It can be used to build entire buildings, makes for cups and mugs to drink from, can be crafted into musical instruments and the inner parts are even delicacies to be eaten. All from one plant. Very strong, very flexible and fast to grow. If we choose, we can be just…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Surrender

I’ve told this story many times, and want to share it again now, as I feel it’s so relevant.  There is a Taoist story of an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit.  “Such bad luck,” they…
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L E T T E R from Jac – What Will You Honor

A lot of students that I teach and mentor are having the exact same challenge right now, caught between agonising decisions about how to get through this time at the moment. Furloughing, firing staff. Trying to stave off bankruptcy or attempting to pivot their entire business model. Within this there is not a lot of…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Are you joining The DOJO?

So often, spiritual teachings are left to hover in the air, an intellectual pursuit, that is segregated and separated from modern living. It’s ‘assigned’ to when we are in the yoga class, or meditation meeting, or over there in our morning ritual, or journalling. Spiritual practices though are a vehicle for our growth, and are…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Inspiration for Success

Isn’t it an amazing time? In the thick of all the awfulness – all the paradigms and societal beliefs we held, are being stripped back. The house of cards realities that we held onto, are falling, and fast. And it’s an opportunity to truly re-wire our thinking. I loved that my three hat chef uncle,…
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L E T T E R from Jac- Exploring What’s Next

Have you noticed a truly sharp difference in how you consume and what you consume once in quarantine? Is it making you really think, like me, what was I truly spending my money on before? I am questioning more acutely the WHY behind my purchases. I considered myself a pretty conscious consumer, but I didn’t…
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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 – A Heart At Peace

“Empty your mind of all thoughts, let your heart be at peace. Watch the turmoil of beings, but contemplate their return.   Each seperate being in the universe, returns to the common source. Returning to the source is serenity.   If you don’t realise the source, you stumble in confusion and sorrow. When you realise…
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L E T T E R from Jac – The Truth of Resilience and Innovation

This situation at the moment is really dismantling a lot isn’t it. Us as people, our friends, our family, our societal rules and conditioning. Our ideas, our insistence on things being a certain way. Our rigidity, our stickiness to things that don’t really count when push comes to shove. I remember recently reading a scientist…
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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 – Some Sweetness For You

I keep saying WOW out loud in a voice that resembles Owen Wilson, because seriously it’s a truly insane time to be alive, and a time to be thankful to be alive. Seeing as we are all stuck inside now, I’m going to share lots of recipes, as I like to cook to calm myself. I’m…
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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 – Writing The Script As We Go

This feels powerful as we feel powerless doesn’t it, I am truly taking solace in it. It took me a few days of having the wind knocked out of me to rise back up, but now, stronger than ever. So I want to invite you as I hold my hand out to you, to take…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Making A Difference

Every little thing you do makes a difference right now. That phone call. That tiny gesture. That offer. I have cried harder than ever at the generosity of people, as Arran and I lie awake at night wondering what next. Like most of you. So let’s all be as generous as we can manage. Try…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Resuming Daily Letters In A Crisis

After being swamped with requests, and being still unable to work out exactly how to segregate out database, I am throwing it all to the wind and just returning to Daily Letters until we can work it out! Open to all help, we use Mailchimp for any special friends that get how to add this…
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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 – Panicking

When everyone around us is either panicking, or dismissing heavily everyone that is panicking, it’s hard to stay on solid ground. I remember when the global financial crisis hit in 2008, and I lost everything, including my marriage. It was admittedly a truly shitty time. Everyone was in a blind panic, and I lost 70%…
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L E T T E R from Jac Lewis- Authenticity

So much of the time we edit ourselves for people who don’t really count. A lot of the time we aren’t even aware we are doing it. Catch your thinking around what you post on Instagram for example, understanding if you might be posting as ’this generate more likes’. I’m pretty confident pornographic style yoga…
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L E T T E R from Jac Lewis- Subconscious Beliefs

Understanding subconscious beliefs is something we teach in our Integrated Meditation course as we peel back some of the subconscious beliefs students have about Integrated Meditation – we shouldn’t have thoughts/we can control our minds/it should be uncomfortable and I just work through the pain (the list is long)… Many of us in the modern world…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Changing Teams

I was to travel to Japan as my little treat post my Australian tour. I was going to Kyoto myself to study and then onto Tokyo with friends, and I was having trouble breathing I was that excited about it!! I landed in Sydney, and Coronavirus escalated. I found it hard to navigate what to…
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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 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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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 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 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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L E T T E R from Jac – Training in The Art of Peace

My homeland of Australia is in a turbulent time. It’s not unique to Australia, many, many countries are in a turbulent time. It brings out the best in people, and also at times, the worst. It’s the heat of a deeply challenging situation that drives a frenzy of emotions. We can become quick to believe our handling of the situation is ‘the…
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L E T T E R – DEPTH Intention Setting For The Week Ahead

This week’s intention is DEPTH. I know this sounds strange at first reading, but I feel for it so strongly. It means to feel everything deeply, to engage in every moment with presence and depth. To taste all the things, to really see, to feel, to listen. To lie in your bed deeply comfortable. To…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Our Passport To Freedom and Love

I’m not sure exactly what happened a long time back, it was likely having a small child, being a single parent and being self-employed that crushed me, but I stopped doing ‘things I loved for no reason‘. Everything I was doing had so much purpose, so much doing. Even meditation was done to be less stressed, and…
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L E T T E R from Jac – The Repeating Things

Pema Chodron speaks of this with such clarity, ‘Life’s work is to wake you up, to let the things that enter your life wake you up rather than put you to sleep. The only way to do this is to be open, be curious, and develop some sense of sympathy for everything that comes along,…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Zen Wednesday; How Can I Help?

‘The perfume of sandalwood,Rosebay or jasmineCannot travel against the wind. But the fragrance of virtueTravels even against the wind,As far as the ends of the world. Like garlands woven from a heap of flowers,Fashion from your life as many good deeds.’ This is from the Dhammapada, an esteemed text in the Pali Tipitaka, the sacred scriptures of Theravada…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Do Not Fear This Time

Let’s read this second quote, “Once more we are in a period of uncertainty, of danger, in which not only our own safety but that of all mankind is threatened. Once more we need the qualities that inspired the development of the democratic way of life. We need imagination and integrity, courage and a high…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Where Attention Goes, Energy Flows

Years back, I had to really ask myself why the less important things and people in my life are getting so much attention. The things, the events, and the people that I adored were often getting second polling in place of that which was louder, more agro or demanding. I was, unintentionally, rewarding bad behaviour…
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L E T T E R – COMPASSION Intention Setting For The Week Ahead

It’s a volatile time on the planet right now. As we scroll through horrific images one after another, anger brews and burns, and naturally, finding an outlet for that anger feels important. Anger is an important human emotion no doubt, but can also deplete compassion and our understanding of any situation. Of which we will…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Choosing A Direction

When we experience extreme stress or trauma, the fight-flight response is triggered. When this happens, our brain tells us we are under threat. In this animal state, the mind and body combine to feed us information that there is an enemy, in order to keep us safe, we identify with something other than ourselves as…
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L E T T E R from Jac – At What Cost

I scrawled this sentence down in a notebook in India when my friend Jeff was doing a lecture, and just came across it and thought, how freaking timely. On so many levels. I think we are all starting to see the ramifications of ignoring so much around the world for far too long. So today…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Working With Emptiness

‘We join spokes together in a wheel,but it is the centre holethat makes the wagon move. We shape clay into a pot,but it is the emptiness insidethat holds whatever we want. We hammer wood for a house,but it is the inner spacethat makes it liable. We work with being,but non-being is what we use.’ Verse…
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L E T T E R – The Tiny Teachers In Their Hundreds

Each of us has a unique set of codes within us, that are our little teachings, a personal gift from our life experiences that add up into a source code that allows us to crack open the parts of us that need attention. These tiny teachings are our triggers. As Ram Dass says, “We only…
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L E T T E R – ENERGY Intention Setting For The Week Ahead

Energy is a huge focus for me always, through my meditation, yoga, karate, and qi-gong training as well as understanding energy states throughout the day, and distributing my energy as best I can for maximum enjoyment but also productivity. Energy is also a huge part of The High Vibe Challenge that is coming up, so it’s…
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L E T T E R from Jac – A Honeyed Reinstating Of Ones Soul

Being a big fan of Nick Cave and his immensely creative processes, as well as his raw vulnerability and sharing of his life experiences, I was wrapt when a friend of ours Danny, sent me a link to his Red Hand Files Letter, and to discover Nick meditates in the same lineage as we do,…
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L E T T E R from Jac – BOOM and it’s 2020!!!

Welcome to 2020, what a freaking amazing day it is! Whatever happened until the very moment you read this, is behind you. Unchangeable, so let it go. What we want to place our attention and intention on is the present, with a direction for where we want to be going. This intention needs to be…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Remembering Ram Dass

One of the greatest spiritual teachers of our time, Ram Dass, passed away last week. Ram Dass has been a huge influence on me, as I have always found him honest, humorous and very willing to own his own stuff and share his processes and sequences. He’s never claimed to be of a high spiritual consciousness…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Finding Strength

I don’t know about you, but my thoughts at times can be utterly awful. A doomsday riot of negativity, doubt, and fear. Mixed in with shame and nasty thoughts about myself. I still remember reading years and years ago from Ramana Maharshi, a spiritual sage, that we are not our thoughts. My mind couldn’t wrap…
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L E T T E R from Jac – The Gifts Not Under The Tree

Have you ever received a present and thought, ‘weird, and certainly not what I want’ yet it’s gone onto be the most useful present ever? Something you end up loving, madly and can’t imagine life without it? A silicon spatula was that for me, when they were first created. My friend Nikki gave me one,…
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L E T T E R from Jac – A Happy Day To You From Us

Christmas is a funny time, isn’t it? Sometimes it’s joy-filled and fun. Other years it’s a time to get together with people you may not normally see, sometimes forcefully and awkwardly.  For some it’s religious and for others, it’s simply a holiday. Whatever it means to you, I wish you a beautiful Christmas. Being based…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Getting on with the Living and the Loving

I want us all to ponder, how often has holding onto my resentments paid off? How many moments have I been robbed of because I took something too seriously and just couldn’t get past it? Has any of my brooding or sulking brought me to my higher self, brought me a deeper experience of love?…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Redefining Luxury

I read a brilliant article in the FT Weekend by Lucia Van Der Post. She says that luxury is shifted so dramatically and that “Today you can buy cashmere in Uniqlo, champagne and smoked salmon in any supermarket. Conversely in travel, the world’s richest – Bill Gates, Greg Carr, Paul Tudor Jones – seek simple…
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L E T T E R – CLARITY Intention Setting For The Week Ahead

This weeks intention is HUGE. We are finishing a year as well as a decade. So you might want a hand with it, and I have just the Program for you, our Closing a Decade; Inviting Another. Within this carefully created Program are video tutorials, Journal prompts and lots and lots of techniques and tools including…
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L E T T E R from Jac – What Is It You’re Really Looking For?

I know when I feel anxious, challenged or I feel I have lost sense of the deep inner trust that everything will be okay, I tend to launch into ‘spiritual tourism’ and buy a spray, a crystal, an oil, and my goodness is there a bounty of new-age wellness stuff that can be purchased now.…
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L E T T E R from Jac – How To Take Accountability For Your Emotions

It can be a really emotional time at the moment, can’t it? Family situations, work coming to a crunch period as everyone tries to wrap a million things, and I don’t know about you, but I have a lot of friends going through breakups. Working out what’s ours to be responsible for emotionally is vital.…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Giving Freely That Which Counts

Our daughter had a huge upset of late within her football team (soccer for all the Australians) that was a shockingly handled situation that came out of nowhere like a tornado we didn’t see coming to hit. She had to make the very tough, but ethical decision that she was to leave the team. She…
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L E T T E R from Jac – ACCEPTANCE Intention Setting For The Week Ahead

Someone sent me a link to a very high profile guy on Instagram, who was literally SCREAMING at millions of followers that they must force, grind to make it happen, to work until they break. It was utter fear-mongering, ego appealing to ego. He spoke of how ‘right now someone is working harder than you’…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Nature Is Whispering Your Name

In most spiritual lineages, nature is considered an extension of people, and something to be nurtured and cared for, loved and cherished, a reciprocating relationship that moves back and forth between human and nature. If it’s a two-way street, nature needs us to reciprocate more than ever right now. I find it quite frankly a…
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L E T T E R from Jac – The Lonely Mountain Path

But not many people can be bothered with walking up the mountain to see that path. Down in the valley is where everyone else is, and it’s one steep hill. The thing with venturing up there is that there’s a lot more space, and not many others there, and a much better view. And from…
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L E T T E R – Gift One + Receive One; An Education of Clarity, Creativity and Consciousness this Christmas

We take education and experiences very seriously here at The Broad Place. Arran and I have always gifted each other books, courses, and experiences that enhance our consciousness, which ends up enlivening the receiver, making them more creative and dynamic, and in turn, strengthening our relationship. This Christmas, we wish to extend to you an…
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L E T T E R from Jac – All The Parts Of Us

In December we all get pretty full up in our Calendars. The other day I was trying to find time to lounge around with one of my London besties and watched Fleabag with them as they haven’t seen it (the horror of this is clearly unbearable) and couldn’t find a single long afternoon or evening…
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L E T T E R – COSMIC Intention Setting For The Week Ahead

Do you sometimes feel life is moving so fast you are losing your connection to the whole? That daily we and all life forms turn for energy to a giant start? Do you forget that your brain has, as many synapses as there are stars in the galaxy? That when you look at a star,…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Just Being Trees

This quote in full by Ram Dass is, “When you go out into the woods and you look at trees, you see all these different trees. And some of them are bent, and some of them are straight, and some of them are evergreens, and some of them are whatever. And you look at the…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Limited Bandwidth

Your brain and your attention have limited bandwidth. A certain download of data each day. Only so much you can upload into life. So what are you using your bandwidth for? What behaviour are you rewarding with attention? What energy are you using up each day on what? Who is getting the faster bandwidth, and who is…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Zen Wednesday; Your Truth is Within

There’s so much preaching in spirituality and self-development, and far too much ego. We can use people as little points of inspiration, or to show us a direction, but no one can reveal the truth, let alone our own to us. There is no one path, one way or series of hacks that will bring…
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L E T T E R from Jac – When To Speak

I am someone who could talk under wet cement. We joke that I literally popped out of the womb chatting instantly about my amazing experience in getting here. In essence, I am also paid to talk for a living and it’s a good gig for a chatterbox. But silence is just as, and often far…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Cultivating Space

I looked at my Calendar yesterday (you may or may not know how much I live by my Calendar!) and there were limited blank spots in the lead up to Christmas. I imagine for many of you, you have the same thing happening. It’s time to leave those blanks, to create appointments with ourselves. The deliberate cultivation of space in our…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Working With An Angry Person

Yesterday I wrote about a very recent incident where I dealt with someone who was incredibly difficult, and very angry, in our Letter, The Braid Of Our Life. It was unsettling, and it’s easy to slip into anger ourselves when we confront someone very angry, as an instinctive reaction. So I wanted to share with you a…
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L E T T E R from Jac – The Braid Of Our Life

A rope is braided together to strengthen it, without the multiple pieces threaded together it is weak and can break easily. I find too often, I want just the joy and happiness as the threads weaving together, and it’s easy to ignore that it is, in fact, the sadness and the sorrow that are a…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Acting On Intuition

If there were one thing I think meditation has gifted me over all the other things, it’s a tuned in intuition. It’s not that I follow it religiously, but I am certainly aware of the consequences when I don’t. How many times have we said anguished ‘ugh, I KNEW that would happen!!’. Then why didn’t…
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L E T T E R from Jac – But, From Where I Stand…

Some people got into a heated argument about different religions and philosophies and which was, in fact, true and right. They went to the Buddha to sort it out. The Buddha asked them to get a large and magnificent elephant and four blind men. He then brought the four blind people to the elephant and…
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L E T T E R – WONDER Intention Setting For The Week Ahead

Wonder is such an important part of life, and with so much on we rarely take time to engage with it. Ironically, it doesn’t take up too much time, and to wonder does not cost a cent. We were out the other night, and this little baby was completely mind blown by the twinkling fairy…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Removing All The Barriers

Isn’t this beautiful? Instead of an exterior search for love – an internal archaeological dig to remove all that is not love, that blocks love, and is building a case against it. All the barriers that we created subconsciously through being hurt, through feeling uncomfortable in our vulnerability and from licking our wounds that have now…
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L E T T E R from Jac – What Our Pain Teaches Us

I used to sprint from anything too painful. Mostly disempowering myself, I would always assume blame, and carry the burden of that, even when it wasn’t mine to carry. It’s a long path, I still walk to create and accept boundaries, and carry only what is mine. Along this path, I try to always keep…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Zen Wednesday; Avoiding Disappointment

In Buddhism, everything is seen as impermanent, so grasping and holding onto things, like money is useless, as is craving that which is impermanent. This doesn’t mean you throw your hands up in despair and not do anything, or get rid of everything. It means that we can find the Middle Way. Accept the contradictions…
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L E T T E R from Jac – What Is It You Want?

Tim Ferris says “Life punishes the vague wish and rewards the specific ask. After all, conscious thinking is largely asking and answering questions in your own head. If you want confusion and heartache, ask vague questions. If you want uncommon clarity and results, ask uncommonly clear questions.” I very much like this quote of Tim’s.…
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L E T T E R from Jac – How To Sail

I come back to the essence of this quote a lot in my life. Questioning, am I truly working with nature or am I fighting it to get to my perceived destination. Asking what undiscovered lands might there be that I might be missing if I am sailing too fast. When do I need to restock…
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L E T T E R – REST Intention Setting For The Week Ahead

This week’s intention is a big one for me, and I am going to guess, for all of us. Maybe it’s the time of year? Full moon that’s just passed? Who knows, but rest is always, always required. We push ourselves so hard these days, we apply a-type thinking even to our days off, and…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Feeling All The Feels

I forgot to write yesterday’s Letter. I clean forgot the day before. With so much happening at the moment, I realised too late and then took a pause and realised, I needed to stop for a moment. So I took the day off, walked Honey in the park, tucked myself in bed with some potato…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Zen Wednesday; Meals As More Than Body Nourishment

There is a Pali chant, a Buddhist chant that is often used with meals; ‘Sabe lokami Ye satah, Jivanta hara he tukumanunang, oh Jinungsabe labante mamaje tasah’ which translates as ‘May all sentient beings share this meal with me, and by the power of merit, may all beings live in health and happiness’. Throughout the…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Everything, Everyone, Is Our Teacher

What would this week look like, if you fully anchored yourself in this? How would you respond in every moment? Would it be with resentment and frustration, or would you be cracked open in awe and curiosity, ready to absorb whatever teaching was being placed in front of you? What would you do with all…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Start. Now. However you can.

We don’t need to wait until we feel better about ourselves to start meditating. Or wait until we are in better shape to hit the gym. Or eat better once we have lost some weight. It sounds silly when we put it in writing. But we all do a version of this all the time.…
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L E T T E R – FUN Intention Setting For The Week Ahead

I don’t know about you guys, but it’s been such an intense year to date, that it’s time to have some fun. I try to have as much fun as I can every week, but sometimes everything gets a little too ‘serious’ and it’s time to reboot. I also find in self-development and spirituality, it…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Defining What’s Important

I have found time and time again, with our students that have had life pulled out from under them that they always come to the same place. Whether it’s because there’s been a terminal diagnosis, a relationship breakdown, family trauma, a redundancy – everyone usually ends up VALUING; Time and how they spend it Being…
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L E T T E R from Jac – What We Seek

There is so much reference to what we seek being within.  ‘The kingdom of God is within you.’ Luke 17.21 ‘What you seek is seeking you.’ Rumi ‘Who looks outside; dreams. Who looks inside; awakes.’ Carl Jung ‘If God is everywhere then God is not anywhere exclusively.’ Richard Rohr What would today look like if…
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L E T T E R from Jac – Zen Wednesday

‘You have to go further. You have to demonstrate the answer. You have to embody the answer. You have to show the Zen master how you live fully in the moment. You have to manifest the answer in your life – in your everyday relationships, in the market-place, at work, as well as in the…
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