Key

Are you willing to unlock the door?

Who holds the key
For questions to unfold
The answers untold

Who holds the key
To make a choice
And use a voice

Who holds the key
To make dreams reality
Take steps with clarity

Who holds the key
To ecstasy
And destiny

You

You hold the key


You hold the key to unlock the door

Are you willing to open it and explore?

Photo by Ylanite Koppens from Pexels

Originally published on Medium

Hope For A New Day

Hope for a new day

Hope for a new way

Lessons to be learned

Freedom being earned

Spirit to reawaken

Actions being taken

Step by step, little by little

Growth for human acquittal

Our place on earth

Beholds our worth

Hope for a new way

Hope for a new day

**Photo by Louis Maniquet on Unsplash

Originally published on Medium

in dedication to an amazing human.

What Is

A poem I wrote for my daughters — inspired by none other than Dr Seuss

What was, what was, will not be again
It happened before, in the past my friend
What if, what if, may never be
It’s a made-up occurrence we are unlikely to see
What is, what is, is the place to be
Its here, it’s happening now to you and me
What is, is bliss, what-is is freeing
It’s a way to show up as a human being
What is, is where I am standing now
What-is is living, what-is is real…wow!
Sometimes it is nice to visit what was
To remember, smile, reflect and pause
And please have a small thought for what-ifs
They may save you from walking straight off cliffs
What was-es and what-ifs are all in our mind
And can make us miss what is from time to time
The place you’ll feel most calm is when you live what is
It will keep you away from anxious fuzzy mind biz
Releasing more energy to focus
On the present of presence gifted to us
So take a deep breath and live your day
fill it with the what-is-es you choose to play

First Published on Medium

How I Check My Vibrational Level of Consciousness

Dr Hawkin’s Scale and Christie-Marie Sheldon’s Energy Awareness gifted me a tool to monitor my emotional vibrations

One is a million

I have heard this said by many of my teachers.

The first time I heard it was like…what the is this woo-woo stuff I am listening too?! One is a million..pfff. I stayed amused though and like anything, the more I learnt, the more I understood.

How I turn up in my day directly affects everyone else I encounter.

The good ole ripple effect.

“Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects” — Dalai Lama

The contagious smile….or if we are thinking about the current situation, the Coronavirus. I like the smile version a shit tonne better.

If my headspace is cluttered with feelings of guilt or fear my filters of awareness are blurred.

I show up with less energy.

My capacity to handle the slightest drama will trigger an unconscious reaction vs a conscious response.

Dr David Hawkins chart of consciousness mixed with muscle testing I learnt from Christie-Marie Sheldon help me track what vibration I am at.

Usually, it is obvious, how I feel. BUT my physical body and the intellectual side of my brain doesn’t always align with my energy and subconscious side of my brain.

For years I was telling myself I had things under control…until BAM! I became an emotional leaking mess of a human.

So how do I know if what I am thinking and feeling is what I am giving off into the world?

If you haven’t come across it before — here is what Dr David Hawkin’s scale of consciousness looks like.

I am unsure who to credit for this image — I assume Dr David Hawkins but I sourced it from Pinterest

The muscle testing I do is the linking of fingers as demonstrated by Christie-Marie herself.

The test demo starts at the 3:30 timestamp.

If you have time, do yourself a favour and watch the whole thing-it shows you pretty much exactly what I do. Heads up — Christie-Marie has an addictive giggle when she speaks — I remember hearing it is from the source energy connection she has.

Christie-Marie Sheldon – Muscle Testing Clip

The steps I take are —

  1. Ask a question to muscle test a true response (unbroken finger link)
  2. Ask a question to muscle test a false response (broken finger link)
  3. Physically look at the scale and pick the emotion I think I am operating at
  4. I ask “Am I vibrating from a place of Desire?”
  5. If I test strong, I ask “Am I vibrating above Desire?”
  6. I keep asking for each level or skip a few until I break.
  7. I retest the level under the break to confirm if it is strong
  8. I know where I am “in” that moment.

Every time I do this, I have to remind myself there is no right or wrong level — it just is what it is….doesn’t mean I don’t ever judge myself though.

The days I do judge tend to be the days I am operating on the lower end of the scale — energy expended elsewhere, lack of sleep, an unexpected confrontation, feeling like I am not enough.

Then I remember…this is a tool. A guide to help me know I need to look within and clear the source of the energy block. Assign a new meaning. Work at a new habit. Re-balance so I can show up better in the next moment.

Whenever my daughter does it she is usually operating from the level of Enlightenment — I know why she is my biggest teacher!

I understand it isn’t for everyone, but it is a tool that helps me immensely. And since one is a million, it helps the world more than you will ever truly know.

It’s free to try so why not give it a go? Even if it is just to prove me wrong.

Thanks for reading.

Originally Published on Medium

Spotto the Positive in Life

The kid’s game that can help light your path out of negativity.

Hi. My name is Amy, I’m a personal growth addict.

I have consumed a massive amount of content these last 12 months.

All of it has had a golden nugget to add to the toolkit and I don’t regret doing any of it. The person I was last year is, thankfully, a stranger to me.

Besides spruiking personal growth, I want to share a powerful common thread in these teachings — positivity and gratitude.

Ok… I can almost hear you sigh “not another Pollyanna going on about gratitude”…. but here I go anyway.

Gotta be something to it if so many of us are writing about it, yeah?!

The more you notice the positives in your life and feel gratitude for them, the more you will notice and feel grateful for. It trains your brain while spiralling you up out of negativity.

It reminds me of the game “spotto”.

For the unfamiliar, spotto is an Aussie game where you pick a car and yell “Spotto!” every time, you spot one. The less violent version of punch buggy. Handy for a road trip to break up eye-spy or should that be screen time now?

My kids and I play the game by picking a colour, “yellow car” or even “motorbike”. The motorbike was my partner’s idea to train the girls to spot riders on the road. Nothing like being prepared for when they start driving…in 14 years. Maybe we won’t even have cars then? Ok, apologies, I am getting off track.

Back to the positive and gratitude stuff. The same thing goes here, except you use the game to spot the positive stuff in your life. Like catching a beautiful sunset, hearing someone laugh, giving or getting a smile or smelling onions cooking- yep gets my mouth watering every time and I don’t even really like eating onions!


When I started to train my brain to spot the positive, the smaller or seemingly insignificant the better, it became easier and easier to do, until everything feels like it’s positive, even the negative given time.

When I started writing my positive spottos down (or use a free gratitude app) I found myself with a go-to list.

A drama or trauma situation in the past would have left me in a looping overthinking spin for days, weeks and even years. For the most part, these spins last a maximum of a couple of hours until I remember my list. Reading it awakens the positive panda to kick me out of my negative spin and get me smiling again.

It’s free.


It doesn’t take long.

Give it a go, even if it is just to prove me wrong.

Thanks for reading.

Photo by Tommy Lisbin on Unsplash
Originally published on Medium in Know Thyself

Monster Mum

Well… off it goes.

My debut picture book manuscript for Monster Mum has been sent to its first slush pile.

I seriously believe they need to change it to something more positive…like a lush pile!

Who is Monster Mum by the way?

It’s me… well technically my alter ego.

I use to take the edge off challenging parenting times. My girls find it hilarious when I use my monster voice. I get the message across that I am at my limit and at the same time, stop myself from unconsciously yelling like a crazy person.

I believe this picture book has the potential to, at least, give readers (parent and child) an opportunity to share a laugh.

Maybe even give them the space to start creating solutions together for use during emotionally charged times.

Time will tell!