It occurred to me today when I was brushing my teeth (which is when all great ideas manifest, apart from the shower) that maybe, just maybe, I’ve been assuming that the whole world knows what happens at Manifesting Monday and what to expect when they come along.
So I apologise!
Serious Abundance Seminars and Manifesting Monday is
NOT a cult….. but…..
The difference between my radio work and communicating in a blog is that I don’t have the opportunity to instantly explain what I just meant and so, today, at the risk of taking too long, I want to explain the story of Serious Abundance, how it came about, what it is, what my vision is, and what happens when we get together.
I’ve always known that I don’t think like the rest of the world. I assume that everything is wonderful and that all people are wonderful and friendly, and loving, and kind.
Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been betrayed appallingly by people I really trusted (Sacred Contracts by Carolyn Myss explains this further) but I’ve always had an inate sense that we’re all the same underneath.
Good people, with fears and frailties and, most of us weren’t loved enough as children so we still act like infancts in our 40s and beyond.
My journey, which you’ll read more about when my book comes out before the end of the year, didn’t start off with me being a happy, positive person expecting the best.
I was the most negative, angry, bitter, most resentful person who hated myself more that you could ever imagine.
At the age of 28, I had my astrological chart done. We’re not supposed to have that done until we’re 28, until we’ve lived four cycles of 7 years, but that’s a whole other story.
I have no idea how to read an astrological chart; but, I was given the gift of my true calling, which is one of creativity. At that time, I was married to my first husband, working as an Insurance Broker (insert audible gasp here!) in a District Commercial Banking Centre for one of the Big Four Banks. I hated my job.
I had long, straight, brown Cleopatra hair & I dressed in drip-dry polyester frocks, skin-colored pantyhose and a collection of very sensible shoes, predominantly white, leaning towards pastels. I know! Hideous! (I’ll see if I can find a photo to bring to Manifesting Monday!)
Even describing that makes me feel a little bit sick! Fast forward to now, I’m nothing like that young girl looking for guidance. I am a GODDESS!
But what DID happen around that time was that I discovered metaphysics. The Law of Abundance & The Law of Attraction are the ones we all align too (positive and negative) and these laws are ABSOLUTE.
Thoughts become things and things become actions. If I choose to think happy abundant thoughts, I live a happy abundant life.
If I choose to focus on what I DON’T have, I would just create more of what I don’t have.
Our subconscious mind doesn’t know the difference between positive and negative thoughts. For example, saying to a child “don’t run on the road” is the same as saying, “run on the road” because children do not hear the word “don’t”.
So when my son was small, I gave him a call to action, “Stay with me. It’s safe on the path.” And I’m smiling to myself because he walks to the beat of a different drum and so do I.
And we’re both safe on the path, the paths that we’ve chosen. I have chosen to live my life as an aware and conscious human, a spiritual being having a physical experience. I started doing this work at 28 years old. It’s a really long time.
Interestingly, my career has manifested in a random way. I did make a decision to be a stand-up comedian and that happened.
But I never made a decision to become a radio broadcaster or breakfast radio host and the universe opened up all of those doors for me. And all of those experiences have made me a richer, wiser person.
My metaphysical beliefs helped me survive the cut-throat radio industry and to walk away from the top rating breakkie show in Melbourne, to focus on what I really wanted.
I wanted to heal my soul; it was battered. That was the first step in creating what was to become Serious Abundance Seminars.
I wanted to create a group of like-minded people, who were thinking along the same lines. They knew something “out there” was better than the dross they were being served up on commercial television.
If I spent time visualising what I wanted to create, visualising the life that I wanted, the health that I wanted, the sense of peace and calm that I wanted, I would create that vision. I would manifest it in the physical.
Dropping the need to be anxious, dropping the need to be unwell, and dropping the need to be resentful, was much better for my health.
But if I work trying this long enough, things would change. My favourite mantras are,
In 2008, together with my dear friend Dr. Rosemary McCallum, we created Serious Abundance Seminars. From the very first workshop we ran in 2008 to now, this has been an incredibly joyful project for me.
Sadly, Rosemary has been unable to continue this work with me and our friendship remains unchanged and as committed to each other as ever.
Our idea of Serious Abundance is just that. We live in an abundant universe. Abundance goes where it’s attracted. Living abundantly has nothing, or little to do with money yet most people focus just on money.
I have a friend in remission from cancer. One of the smartest, sweetest, kindest, funniest women I know. I adore her.
She lives moments from the beach (which she adores and, pays top rent to be there) yet even after going through the trauma of cancer and, working through all of her deep-seated fears towards her recovery in the most profound and spiritual way, she still laughed when I asked her to commit to a 30-minute meditation by the beach everyday, just counting the waves.
It remains to be seen if she’ll do that. I hope she does.
That way, we’re all the same. No matter what sort of life we live, we generally lurch from one stressful situation to another. We work in jobs we can’t stand. We buy takeaway because we haven’t given ourselves time to buy to create loving food. We communicate with our friends by text, Facebook, and email but we don’t meet them for coffee.
We forget that we are spirit beings having a physical experience. This means that we need to be present in the physical.
By coming along to Serious Abundance, one night per month means that we are giving ourselves 3 ½ hours per month, 35 hours per year, to work on manifesting what we want in our lives.
We have a great time, no matter what the topic
And interestingly, some people can’t even commit to that! We have no rules. This is a community. Some of the most extraordinary people have sat in sessions with me. We changed our venue, we’re now at Ceres, one of my favourite places in the world.
It’s an Eco Environmental Park. It was once a rubbish dump and it was rescued by a group of extraordinary like-minded individuals 30 years ago who had a vision of turning it into something beautiful.
Can you see where I’m going with this? Serious Abundance is my vision to turn something sad (a global community) into something beautiful, one person at a time.
Each month that we get together, we focus on a topic and this month we’re working on the crown chakra and to have balance in that chakra, create a bit of space in our bodies to live.
Chakras are energy centres in our body and we’ve been working on all of them this year. Each session is self-contained. Not being here for the last one or the time before that is not a consequence.
Each member receives exactly what it is that they’re supposed to receive at each session. We will always hear what we need to hear. We will hear someone else sharing and relate to it.
We have an opening and closing meditation. We talk about what we want to create. We share our ideas, feelings, thoughts, and visions with others. We support each other. Is it fun? Hell yeah!
Is it interesting? Absolutely! Do we feel uplifted and inspired? Yes, we do. Constantly!
So I offer you the gift of Serious Abundance. I offer you the gift of Manifesting Monday. We only have two more for 2013. And yes, every single year we all say, “Hasn’t the year flown?” but somehow, when we’re on the wrong side of 40 it moves more quickly!
Because we can choose more fun! I am the happiest and most potent I’ve ever been as a woman, a mother, an activist, an educator, a comedian, a singer, a writer, as an animal rights defender…… .
Come along! I would love to see you. You can click right here.
It’s a massive investment of $47!! For your ‘me’ time. With fabulous people, all with gorgeous hearts. And some bloody funny peeps who make me look boring!
Come with a full tummy so you can concentrate. We have a lovely cup of tea in the break. With usually an extraordinary yummy organic little sweet thing, sugar-free. Any questions, email me here.
Can’t come to Manifesting Monday and would rather have a private session with me? Email me here.
Couldn’t give a fat rat’s freckle about Serious Abundance but want more information about everything else I do? Just click here.
Thanks for reading this. Two more Manifesting Mondays and that part of my work is finished for this year. Serious Abundance is an evolving community of like-minded people, committed to self-empowerment for the betterment of their own lives, their loved ones and the global village.
The next Serious Abundance seminar falls on Monday, October 21st which incidentally is the start of Mercury Retrograde which is always a really challenging time. At any given session, we may cover the following, but not limited to:
- Positive Language
Last month, we had the extraordinary Dr. Simon Floriani from Vitality Health Centre who spoke about his experience with vision boards, as we were making our own for the Spring Equinox.
The consensus was that it was a joy having him there but also, he’s a total spunk!
This month, our guest speaker will be sharing the horrors of Mercury Retrograde which begins on October 21st!
You need to be with us just for this session! You cannot do any important business in Mercury Retrograde; come and find out why!
So, I hope I’ve explained about what we do! Everyone was new once and you’ll be made as welcome as any newbie! Bring a friend if you want – just click here and remember to change the number of tickets you need.
See you at Serious Abundance
Ceres Envionmental Park
Monday Oct 21
6.45m – 10.30pm