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Welcome to our summer issue!

I love it when summer arrives, bringing with it a renewed zest of life, and just as I am writing this I have a tiny puppy lying here snoozing blissfully next to me, being the perfect metaphor of what life is all about. She is such a bundle of joy, with long floppy ears, a little white tail that seems to wag all by itself, and she is always HAPPY. So happy – about everything! “Oh, we are going out into the garden, I LOVE the garden. Oh, we are going indoors, I LOVE the indoors. Oh, we are having a cuddle, I LOVE cuddles.” Everything she is presented with is joyful, and every person she meets is her friend. Life is just an endless journey of more fun, cuddles, sleep and adventure. I do believe the word “dog” left a clue in it, as it becomes GOD when spelled backwards. God handed them the secret key to a happy life? Be completely loyal, happy, trusting, loving and expect everyone to love you back. Because what’s not to love?

Imagine if we grew up with that inner sense of self-love and belief that the universe is a loving place and everyone we meet must surely love us too. Because what’s not to love?

To help you find your own key to a happy life we have filled this issue with inspiring features, such as from Denise Linn, who shares with you the healing power of past-life regression; Barbara Marx Hubbard inspires you to become an evolutionary woman; James Van Praagh explains how your intuition is the voice of your soul; and Aletheia Luna reveals how you can open your third eye so you can awaken your extrasensory gifts.

You will also discover whether you are walking the path of a mystic, healer or shaman, the 12 signs that you have met your soul group, as well as deep yogic wisdom and wellbeing advice from our team of experts.

This, and much more, is waiting for you in our summer issue!

Lots of love and light
Cissi Williams
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Denise Linn Healing with Past-Life Regression Inspired Wellbeing Magazine
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Healing with Past-Life Regression

Denise Linn was shot and left for dead at the age of 17. This caused her to have a near-death experience which profoundly changed her and set her on a spiritual quest where she explored many healing traditions, including those of her own Cherokee ancestors, but also other native healing traditions. Today she is a renowned spiritual teacher and bestselling author, and has through her own healing journey helped thousands of others connect more fully with their soul’s wisdom. Here she explains the power of past-life regression.

How did your own journey into discovering past lives and the power of healing start?
To answer that question, I’m going to need to take a step back to when I was 17 years old, and as a teenager I would have never believed in anything such as past lives or angels or heaven. My parents were scientists and although I am Native American on my mother’s side she wasn’t very interested in spirituality. But one afternoon, when I was 17, I was on a little motorbike and someone I didn’t know was following me and he rammed his car into my motorbike. Then he turned around and came back and he pulled out a gun and shot me.

What happened after that was remarkable. In the hospital there was some time where the doctors actually thought I had died, and I remember leaving my body and going to a place that was extremely beautiful and so familiar. It felt as if I was home, and then there was a voice that said, “You can’t stay here, you’ve got to go back. There’s some things you need to do,” and I did not want to leave because I felt like I was home.

The body I came back into was so damaged, as I had lost a kidney, a spleen and an adrenal gland, and a six-inch tube had replaced part of my aorta. A bullet had ripped through my spine, so a part of my intestines was removed, as well as a piece of my stomach and a good part of one lung. So there was a tremendous amount of damage, but I healed really quickly. In fact it seemed almost unbelievable how quickly I healed.

That experience catapulted me into a whole new pathway of life and I wanted to understand more about that place I had been to. I also wanted to understand about healing, because if my body healed so quickly maybe there was a way that I could help other people heal as well.

I travelled the world and trained with people of native cultures because I thought somehow they have got to have the secrets. I started a healing practice and I was a pretty good healer. Sometimes I was booked up a year in advance.

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Are you an evolutionary woman? Barbara Marx Hubbard  Inspired Wellbeing Magazine
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Are you an evolutionary woman?

Barbara Marx Hubbard is like an amazing spiritual midwife helping to birth a new consciousness into being. She has been called “the voice for conscious evolution” by Deepak Chopra and she believes that global change happens when we work collectively and selflessly for the greater good. Here she talks to Cissi Williams about conscious evolution and how we can give birth to something better than we have ever had before.

What is conscious evolution?
Evolution has been going on for billions of years but we are the first species on this earth to be aware of evolution, and with an understanding that we are affecting evolution by everything we do; the food we eat, the babies we have, the cars we drive. We are also aware that we are moving from evolution by chance to evolution by choice: the human race is facing problems that could destroy our life support system, but also opportunities that could evolve us. So conscious evolution is the idea that evolution by conscious choice has never happened before.

We can see there is this crisis going on at the moment in the world and it is as if we are being invited to wake up, consciously, and give birth to something new, something better than we have had before.
That’s exactly right, and what’s happening is that many people are waking up, and I’m calling these people new humans. I believe that in the long run, a new species is emerging and I have a name for this new species – Homo Universalis. These are the type of humans who feel personally impelled to be more creative, more loving, more empathetic and more responsive to life. Humans who are awakened from within by the desire to participate fully and realise their creative potential for the highest good.

These humans are spreading, like little new shoots of life. You know how in the spring you suddenly see all these little green shoots coming up through the snow, because spring has arrived. And we are used to spring as a season but we are not used to planetary birth as a global event. We have never seen it before, we have never known it before, so consequently, most of us don’t notice spring on the planet. Most of us don’t notice if something new is arising. Most of us are just seeing what is breaking down so we do not know what is emerging. We do not know the millions of people doing creative things where they are motivated by that impulse to give more – to love more – and they are combining that impulse with science, with technology, with artificial intelligence, with nanotech, biotech, quantum computing and space travel – all combined with the powers of gods.

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Your intuition is the voice of your soul James Van Praagh  Inspired Wellbeing Magazine
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Your intuition is the voice of your soul

James Van Praagh is an internationally renowned medium and spiritual teacher who has appeared on Oprah, Dr. Phil and Larry King Live. He is also a bestselling author of several books, such as Talking to Heaven, Ghosts Among Us, Adventures of the Soul and his latest book The Power of Love: Connecting to the Oneness. Here he speaks to us about how to live from our soul, instead of our ego, and how we can make the choice for love in our everyday lives.

Why is it that we as souls choose to incarnate in this three-dimensional reality, which can be a pretty tough place sometimes?
I know, it’s amazing, isn’t it? So, when I put this question to my spirit guides the way they explain it is that we must think outside the box. They say that the earth school is just one school among millions of schools, that there are trillions of other star systems and galaxies and planets that a soul can choose to go to. And many souls, of course, do. But my spirit guides say that we choose the earth world because it is not as evolved as other schools, so this is a place where souls can come in and have experiences they couldn’t have anywhere else. Where there is free will. Where you have to rely totally on your intuition and your instinct.

And there are certain opportunities that are afforded us here on this earth that are not afforded at other schools. For instance, here you could have souls that are particularly unevolved – we would call them baby souls or new souls – that are coming for the first time into a physical vibration where they get to experience things they believe. So perhaps they experience having a mind-set of violence or killing or war, and by experiencing that they can learn from it.

Then you have postgraduate souls that come back, light workers, healers and so forth, and they come back to teach that love, healing, oneness and connection are the way it should be. And then you have all of those souls who come in the middle, where they are still learning about the negative, the positive, the good and the bad.

Now because of all those possible scenarios, different situations will happen that force a soul to go within and trust their instinct and do what they feel they have to do. So it affords us all these incredible opportunities, which we couldn’t get anywhere else.

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How to open your third eye and awaken your extrasensory gifts Aletheia Luna Inspired Wellbeing Magazine
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How to open your third eye and awaken your extrasensory gifts

Aletheia Luna

Your third eye, also known as your ajna chakra or pineal gland, is your gateway to the divine realm.
When your third eye is open, you’ll experience clear insight, open-mindedness, intellectual balance, and a strong connection to your intuition or inner wisdom.
However, if your third eye is blocked or constricted, you’ll struggle with narrow-mindedness, overthinking, insomnia, suffocating beliefs, lack of purpose, depression, and an inability to connect with your Soul.
If you want to feel connected to your inner purpose and Soul’s voice, one of the best ways to do that is by learning how to open your third eye.

Awakening your extrasensory gifts
When most people hear the word “extrasensory” they envision psychics with crystal balls predicting the future. But I’m not referring to this highly stereotypical image when talking about extrasensory gifts.

Instead, I define extrasensory gifts as the capacity to receive information beyond the normal five senses of the body.
As we know already, the body is simply a vessel for Spirit; a way in which we can perceive and interpret the physical realm. But it is naive to conclude that the physical realm is all that exists given what studies in quantum physics now suggest and countless spiritual traditions have taught through the ages.
Extrasensory gifts are inherent capacities we have for “tuning into” other planes of existence, but most vitally, our own Souls. And we all have different capacities.
For example, I have the gift of clairaudience (clear hearing), clairsentience (clear knowing through feeling) and claircognizance (clear knowing) but not clairvoyance (clear seeing).

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12 signs you’ve met someone from your soul group Mateo Sol Inspired Wellbeing Magazine
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12 signs you’ve met someone from your soul group

By Mateo Sol

If wanderers who are members of other sects should ask you, “What, friend, are the prerequisites for the development of the wings to self-awakening?” you should answer, “There is the case where a monk has admirable friends, admirable companions, admirable comrades. This is the first prerequisite for the development of the wings to self-awakening.” (AN 9.1) – Gautama Buddha (Anguttara Nikaya)

Have you ever come across a person who you feel as though you’ve known “forever,” even if you’ve just met them?
Have you ever met a person who you immediately connect with, without knowing why?
Sometimes these people actually know what you’re going to say before you’ve said anything. Luna and I used to call this “freaky mind connections” because we’d often think and say the exact same thing at the exact same moment.
These people who we connect with on a deep heart level are part of what is known as our “Soul Family” or “Soul Group.”

If you want to know what kind of role your Soul Group will play in your life and how to recognize members of it, keep reading.

What is a soul group?
A Soul Group is comprised of a single person or group of people that your Soul energetically resonates with on a mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual level at any given moment.
These people are members of the same “Spirit Family” as you and they share an intensely strong bond with you that transcends time and space itself. Intuitively, most people tend to describe this connection as sharing the same “frequency” or “vibration” because of the deep harmony felt among such people.
Such a deep and harmonious connection goes beyond sharing the same surface-based personality, tastes, hobbies and opinions: it’s an intense magnetic and spiritual bond you will feel that is inexplicable to the mind.
Therefore, your Soul Group is often described as being comprised of Souls that are cut from the same “energetic cloth” as you. But this deep connection isn’t necessarily romantic.

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Letting the divine take the lead Tosha Silver Inspired Wellbeing Magazine
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Letting the divine take the lead

Tosha Silver graduated from Yale with a degree in English Literature but along the way fell madly in love with yogic philosophy. She’s the author of Outrageous Openness and Change Me Prayers: The Hidden Power of Spiritual Surrender. Here she talks to us about how we can align ourselves with love and let the divine take the lead.

How did you start your own journey into being able to trust in the universe and letting the divine take the lead?
I would say it’s a daily practice, where it grows in you, like a muscle that gets developed over time, until it becomes your reflex. I think the universe is always very creative in giving you new opportunities to learn how to do this.

I guess for me, this work started in response to the kind of nervous system I had, because I was just this highly anxious person.  Even though I seemed smart and capable, and somewhat together on the outside, I was just fraught. I grew up with a mum who, if we had a sore throat for two seconds, immediately thought it was throat cancer, and who worried that if you walked to school you might get hit by a truck. And I sort of took all that in, so by the time I was in my twenties, the level of anxiety about almost anything was off the charts.

I was already by that point meditating and doing yoga; and I think there is a way that you can use your own psyche like a laboratory, to learn how to relate to yourself differently.  So for me, a lot of it became certain kinds of prayers that I would use when I was in situations that were absolutely overwhelming. I would say prayers like, ‘I can’t do this, so do this through me.’  And I began to do it in very practical ways – like I was scared of heights, and all of a sudden I would be somewhere up high, and I would say ‘Look through my eyes God, take over my body, let you be the one acting through me.’ And then I would realise, ‘Oh my goodness, this is completely shifting my perception.’ It is a complete revolution of perception when you are no longer just the small struggling human having the experience – when you begin to say to the divine, to this force of love, ‘Act through me, do this through me.’  The human still has the responses she has, but something larger begins to come through. 

So it just began out of necessity because I couldn’t bear living with the kind of fears I had. And I think in a way that maybe I chose to be born into a body that had so much anxiety and fear so that I would be forced to learn some of these spiritual practices. Lots of people talk about them, but when you ask them how they do this, they have no tools that they can actually give you. They will just say, ‘Do it, just surrender.’  And when you are scared to death, say about money, or whatever, ‘just surrender’ doesn’t mean much.

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Are you walking the path of a mystic, healer or shaman? Cissi Williams Inspired Wellbeing Magazine
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Are you walking the path of a mystic, healer or shaman?

Cissi Williams

Did you know that if you are destined to become a mystic, healer or shaman, then your darkest moments and greatest challenges are often spiritual tools used by your soul to awaken you. So instead of seeing these events as ‘bad’, try to appreciate that they may actually be exactly what are needed for you to become all that you are meant to be. Cissi Williams explains how.

Wouldn’t it be lovely if we could all live happy, peaceful lives, with no sadness, suffering, pain or loss? But the truth is that although our soul is like a beautiful loving star radiating an exquisite light, the moment we take up residence in a physical body, we find ourselves in a reality that consists of light and dark, life and death, fear and love. This contrast allows us to experience the variety that exists here, so that we get to choose what we want to focus on, and from that focus we get to express ourselves as that which we choose to be. Say if you want to experience yourself as the light, then that is not an easy thing to do when you are surrounded by light. But the moment you are surrounded by darkness then your inner light can become like a star that lights up the midnight sky. The key is to remember that you are still the light, even if everything else around you seems dark.

So although we all have to experience intense emotional pain and inner turmoil, no one really teaches us how we can move through these darker periods of our lives. The personal development community says “just change your attitude”, the pharmaceutical industry says “we have a pill for that”, and often our loved ones freak out when they see us low and lacking in enthusiasm. And how do we deal with it ourselves? Often by avoiding the feelings as much as possible, so we distract ourselves by working more, watching TV, drinking, gossiping, escaping into a fantasy world, or even finding smaller problems we can focus on so we don’t have to deal with the real underlying issue that is trying to get our attention.

So why is it then that we go through these periods of feeling low? And why do some of these periods escalate into utter darkness? Is it really something ‘wrong’ with us when we experience this darkness, or is it instead like a metaphor for how the night is always the darkest just before the dawn breaks?
Well the good news is that there is nothing wrong with us, and often this darkness is like a calling card from our soul, urging us to awaken and expand our consciousness. Of course I am not talking about when someone has a mental illness, like schizophrenia or severe bipolar disorder, but just the ‘normal’ dark episode that most of us will experience at some point in our lives, especially if you are walking the path of a mystic, healer or shaman.

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