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As an old friend said to me recently “I have the feeling that the great cosmic broom is really up our bums” –

While you might not put it quite like that ….. I definitely agree – There is quite a sense of urgency in me to get my act really cleaned up – to have this mind as the tool of awareness instead of the unconscious director of a dreary show!!

HA! – I like that – it just popped out!!!

Anyway ….. to that end, I have scheduled two new programs for early 2014.

The first is a New Women’s Group

I have been asked to lead a women’s group by several women over the past year or so, and it hasn’t felt like the right time…. Now it does.

The group will start on Wednesday 19th Feb at 7 pm and will go until Easter.  It will be a closed group of no more than 8 women.  After Easter the group will open for new members if there is space. I expect the group to be on-going.

We will be holding a sacred space and allowing whatever needs to emerge to do so. There will be no agenda or structure other than our willingness to be truthful, to enquire deeply and to support each other. I may introduce some practices or exercises as they seem appropriate.

We will be letting our hearts open and be willing create a sacred space of love in which we can all bask, grow, relax and rest.

FREE INTRO EVENING:  Wednesday 12th February 7 pm – Bookings Essential

Group starts:  Wed 19th Feb

Fees: $230 for the term or early bird $195 if paid by 12th Feb

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 The second program is a popular one which ran twice last year –“Working Miracles” is a simple, practical, how-to, step by step method of shifting your perception.  It is based on  “A Course in Miracles”.

For 6 weeks, you will be guided through simple daily practices, meditations and enquiries, making daily changes in your thinking and actions and transforming fear into abundant love.

When we clear what is blocking us, we release our fear and allow gratitude, forgiveness and love to lead the way ….  making space for everyday miracles to enter all aspects of our daily lives .. Anything is indeed possible with a few simple shifts that almost all of us can make.

We will be targeting: inner and outer abundance, healing our finances, our relationships with ourselves and others, our bodies, self image and self worth – and eventually – miracle mindedness.

While our egos might not like this shift one bit, if we just do the work as it is given, miraculous changes begin to happen.

It is fun and achievable.

Past participants say: I have been surprised by this group – the daily practices on letting go of fear really build on themselves and life really starts synchronising with abundance.  I have experienced some real miracles like getting a new job and I believe this is because I am witnessing my ego and turning to love many times a day.  I feel loved up and excited!  Grace is an insightful and compassionate facilitator who also manages to bring delightful humour into the group process .  Thank you Grace!

FREE INTRO EVE: Thursday 13th Feb 7 pm

GROUP STARTS: Thurs 27th Feb  7pm for 6 weeks (you will start the first week’s work the previous week and we will process it on the first night)

Fees: $230 for the term or early bird $195 if paid by 13th Feb

We will use the best selling book “May Cause Miracles” by Gabby Bernstein as the text and a copy of the book is included in your fees.

Well, – I am excited about the possibilities both these groups provide – so if one or both of them call to you – hop in now and book your place ….. use the contacts page to let me know.

I hope to see you here …. meanwhile, remember to be the love that you are …..

Many blessings – Grace

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Good morning Beloveds ……Here is a thought for this Christmas morning – maybe you are surrounded by family and friends, warm and loved … or may be that is not how it is for you …. Either way we can tell ourselves a story about what that means, – often an old, well worn story, making our alone-ness or feelings of being unloved mean something about ourselves …. Or, we can reach deep into ourselves and pull forth the love that lurks there, and reach out, share it, spread it, really meet someone fully – see them…. We have no idea what that might mean for another ….. this quote from Jeff Brown came to me this morning …..

“So many live their lives feeling unloved, unseen, unrecognized, unappreciated. So very many. You may not know who they are because we are all conditioned to hide our truth below a bushel of shame. But they are everywhere. When you make an effort to share your love, you don’t always know where it will land. But be sure that it does. Sometimes it lights a torch for others to follow. Sometimes it gives them reason to believe that there is a better life waiting for them after a lifetime of disappointment. Sometimes it builds spirits and sometimes it actually saves lives. We just have to keep giving the love wherever and whenever we can. You never know how far it will travel.”

So at this time, which has come to represent such deep feelings for many of us, giving the love wherever and whenever we can seems like such a simple and yet such a profound thing to do.

So wishing you all Love and Blessings and Fulfillment for this Season

deep bow

Grace

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This is an invitation to join us for my new course starting 24th July (next week!) – and a reminder that the early bird price ends today!

Awakening to Abundance – is a 42 day journey from fear to love!   As we explore daily texts, exercises and self enquiry, we make subtle daily shifts which add up to a new perspective on life.

You’ll be surprised at how these simple changes can lead to the miraculous in all aspects of our daily lives –  leading to inner and outer abundance, healing our finances, our relationships with ourselves and others, our bodies, weight, self image and self worth – and eventually to miracle mindedness.

The course is fun and achievable. We use Gabby Bernstein’s book as the text.  In it she offers the compelling message that anything is indeed possible with a few simple shifts that almost all of us can make.  (your book is included in the fee).

  • 7 week course:  Wednesday evenings from July 24th 7-9 pm
  • Ocean Shores South
  • Group is limited to 8 people
  • Cost is $210 (early bird payable by Monday 15th July) – then $250
  • Previous participants of any of my courses $195 by 15th July
  • (your copy of the book is included in your fees)

More details:  http://www.thealchemyoftheheart.com.au

Bookings and enquiries:  grace@thealchemyoftheheart.com.au

 

 

 

 

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Open Your Heart To Love
Hello dear friends – well, here it is again – the wonderful program based on Kathryn Woodward Thomas profound and insightful book of the same name.

This is an opportunity to go gently and deeply inside and release all the old patterns that create hurt and sadness around love and partnership – truly a journey to love – powerful and supportive to do in a group.

Don’t let your love life go around the same old circuits, or have you given up on love altogether?

We have a great group forming, and just 3 places left – so if you have been thinking about this program – jump in now! –

New 8 wk course begins April 3rd:  – that’s next week! cost $250

Here is what some past participants have said  ”  I want to share the profound and healing experience I had participating in Grace Underwood’s Workshop ‘Calling in the One.’ Grace’s deep wisdom, clarity and gentle love created a space where I felt safe and understood as I worked through processes I thought I had dealt with years ago. The layers of being, loving and the ensuing wounds along the way were revealed, shared and the healing begun anew. The warmth and support that developed in the group has changed our lives. We have laughed and cried, sung, been vulnerable and real with each other…and held each other in a sacred space. We have journeyed Calling in the One… who resides within our own Hearts. I recommend THE WORKSHOP to all…even to the men in the community…the heart in all of us is wounded…and the healing is our life’s work. What joy awaits/awakens for us all.” (JD )

“After we finished the course I felt so confident, open and receptive that I actually called in The man. He is fully available!  And I could rave on about his positive attributes…..   And I know what I have done to deserve him, so I can fully appreciate his presence in my life!  Thank you Grace for your wonderful support (DA)</i>

Do come and join us – with love, Grace

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Hello Lovelies – As many of you know, for a long time, I have been interested in the connection between our body and mind …. noticing how my own body is very clear about what it wants and doesn’t and what happens when I deviate from that – which recently was pretty full on.  I have also been watching my friends struggle with weight loss and the stress and pain of feeling deprived and not ever getting to their ideal, healthy weight.. I have noticed that if I want to lose weight, (for example, when I go back to UK to visit my slender sister! ) – if I diet, I always end up weighing more than I did before I started!

So it has become pretty clear to me that dieting is not the answer to losing weight and keeping it off.  I see friends dieting with enormous willpower, effort, struggle, anxiety, feeling deprived, counting kilojoules or points and Yo-Yo-ing the weight back on …… and yet I know that  our bodies are designed to know just what to do to return to health, vitality and our perfect weight.

So why do we sabotage ourselves, tempted by “forbidden treats” – dieting and then binging …..  what is it that is sabotaging and why?

I notice that there are times when I “feel like a little something” – This is usually the signal for me that there is something I am feeling, but trying to avoid ….. or maybe I am “bored” (usually because there is something I am not willing to feel!!) – or because I have forgotten to be amazed by life …… – there are many reasons for so-called “comfort eating” – My old friend Wendy used to call it “looking for love in the fridge”!

Since I know that the subconscious mind is driven by emotion, not rational thinking, I know that using willpower to “control” any kind of addiction is a slow and painful and ultimately mostly unsuccessful way of going about it.

The easiest way I know to get the subconscious mind on track, supporting our weight loss goals and not sabotaging them, is through hypnosis. So I set about creating a  program which  identifies and makes friends with our subconscious emotional resistance.  I then use advanced hypnotherapy techniques and language to release that resistance, aligning the conscious and  subconscious intent.  In this way as your subconscious re-programs, it naturally brings your body to its healthy, slim body weight without effort and starts to drop excess fat almost straight away. At the same time eating patterns change, as your subconscious directs you to foods and activities that feel good without a struggle.  Your body has its own wisdom and knows just what to do to achieve your perfect weight and health, easily and effortlessly.

The process

Is a mixture of self-enquiry, discussion and hypnotherapy.  The program is gentle, easy and profound.  The hypnotherapy sessions are very enjoyable.  In a light, delightful trance state, you will be comfortably relaxed but awake and able to remember everything that happens.  The whole process is deeply relaxing and at the end you can expect to feel empowered, enthusiastic and excited about your weight loss.

The program includes 3 hypnotherapy sessions and a CD to take home.

When:  Saturday 9th March 10 am – 3.30pm and Sunday 10th March 2.30pm to 4pm.

Where:  Ocean Shores South

Cost:  $195 – includes CD

Small group format – Numbers are limited to max 8 people.

Bookings are now open – you can book via the contacts page

This program can also be taken as 3 individual, personal sessions and can be held in person or by skype.

I look forward to a healthier, happier you.

wishing you love and welbeing

Grace

 

Grace is a skilful hypnotherapist and psychotherapist with many years of experience.

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