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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.

Hello Dear Friends

Some time ago, I shared with you my conflict with on-going  financial struggle and the need that arises to take action and that deeper, awakened part of me which knows that all is well, just as it is.

Since that time, Life has brought me an avalanche  of help and clarity ….. information, loving support and inspiration in many different forms.  I feel extraordinarily loved, supported  and blessed by Life,  in this deeply felt truth  that All is Well.

As a result, the playgroup that I had intended to run to explore these issues, using a lovely book by Orin and Da’Ben, has changed – not entirely but significantly.

It is still a wonderful playground for finding our abundant selves, but not from the  “Positive Thinking” aspect of all this – The “Secret”, the “Law of Attraction” which so can easily overlook the understanding of who we really are and what we are pregnant with and what is moving us.

So, this 10 week, small group program is to explore where we are making the unreal, real.  And the Real – unreal.  We will be focussing on that  in ourselves which is limitless.  We will look at and have a chance to heal what appears from your conditioned mind. You will have the opportunity to release patterns of struggle and limitation and to align with the  Truth of who you are beyond all that.

We will still be using the Orin and Da’Ben book, but there will be a strong focus on other exercises, meditations, process, guided visualisations and hypnotherapy to speak to the conditioned mind.  Some of these processes are my own, many have come to me in seemingly miraculous ways and I am excited to share them and also to share with you how my life is changing.

There is still room for a couple of people to join us.

We start on Wednesday of this week – 17th Oct  7 pm – 9pm  and go for 9 weeks.   We will have a follow up day at the end of January.

The cost is $165 for the whole, whopping lot!

Jump in if this sounds like you ……

Bookings are essential –  you can reach me through the contacts page of my website -www.thealchemyoftheheart.com

Much love and  big “Yes” to Life

Grace

The Alchemy of the Heart

A profound gateway to the opening of the heart and your ultimate freedom.

Programs, groups, retreats and individual sessions

Grace is a transformative coach, spiritual mentor, psychotherapist and hypnotherapist

whose work has helped hundreds of people to find happiness by finding their authentic self.

She has designed and facilitated innovative workshops, programs and events for over 30 years.

Grace is available for individual sessions        

www.thealchemyoftheheart.com

 

 

 

 

Hello dear friends – here is information on the new 10 week play group I am about to lead …. I expect it to be profound, powerful and fun, playing in the sphere of all possibilities …..perhaps you would like to join us?

Awakening to Abundance

A powerful new 10week play group starting very soon. Here are some of the things we will be playing with:

  • What will really make you happy?
  • The spiritual laws of money and abundance
  • Clearing what is not in alignment with the Truth of who you are
  • Advanced tools for manifestation
  • Affirming your True nature
  • How to create your life’s work
  • The role of your subconscious mind and your ability to change old limiting beliefs and conditioning
  • Trust in God and tether your camel
  • An ancient, powerful  healing prayer
  • The Divine Law which overrides all conditioning

Small group format:        Starts :  Wednesday Oct 3rd 7 – 9 pm

Free Intro Session: Sat 29th September 2.30 – 3.30pm

Early bird: $150 by 27th September

Bookings essential for the program and the intro session

I am very excited about this!  What an amazing, wonderful life this is …….

And here is a good one from the blog of Stephen Brooks:

Living in a cardboard box

I have often wondered what it would be like to have lived my life in a cardboard box. I guess I would know an awful lot about cardboard, be an expert on staples and adhesive tape. But could I be happy? I think so yes. I would be a world authority on living in cardboard boxes, I could get paid to do advertising for FedEx, and get on TV chat shows. I could be famous!

Never underestimate the value of life’s limitations.

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Ha!!!       with love, Grace

 

 

 

As those of you who know me personally will agree ….. money has been my biggy!  paying the mortgage, having enough to get by and sometimes not …… still not willing to give up doing the work I love.

Meantime I have seen clients I have worked with have miraculous windfalls and wonderful opportunities after the hypnotherapy sessions on Financial WellBeing …. and yet I could only get so far by myself …..

Recently I said Enough! I don’t think this is how I am meant to live …… all well and good to be peaceful with whatever is and to not to focus on money, but the bank doesn’t agree.  What if all this is just so I finally say Enough! and make some changes deep down ….. what if I am meant to live abundantly …… what if focussing on money is not only not unspiritual, but is actually my life’s learning ……. what if abundance is my natural state and I am out of step?

So – I asked for help.

Firstly, almost immediately some tools turned up for me – wonderful, affirming and supportive tools……. I got to work!

The next sign of help came a few days later in a form I did not expect!  Driving an interstate friend into Byron for a yummy breakfast, we were sitting in stationary traffic banked up to the roundabout, when an SUV complete with bullbar, slammed into the back of us, lifted us into the air, and slammed us into the car in front  My friend and I and the dog all walked free, if shaken, but the car was a mess.

I had been pondering how to get back to the UK to visit my old Dad – 92 and shakey.  I had also been pondering about my dear old Golf, running perfectly, but to my shock, now 11 years old.

Well – the car was insured for much more that she was worth, so enough for a good car and a trip.  Next, there were no economy seats available into Heathrow – so I had to fly into Paris – a lifelong dream – a friend flew to join me for a wonderful few days.  Then the Eurostar to UK, a gentle, loving time with my old Dad, and meantime, word had got out that I was coming and I had clients already lined up for me to give sessions…… so more money coming in.  I was feeling abundant and cared for.

When I got back, another friend phoned and asked to come up for a visit.  Goody!  I was enjoying myself!  She brought with her a book – “I just stuck it in at the last minute”  she said -” you might like to have a look”.

The book was called “Creating Money, Attracting Abundance” – a channelled book – a step by step guide to dis-creating the limitations we have been living and let money flow readily into our lives…..  I began to read and to do the exercises.  Many I was familiar with – techniques, tools and hypnotherapy I had used, and yet something about the energy this book carried …….. I found memories and beliefs popping up that I had not seen as deeply before and I knew I was on the right track. I am finding the work profound and powerful.
Of course, being who I am, I have to share this …. so I am starting a 10 week study group on 3rd October to work through the book and the tools and exercises together, with some hypnotherapy, meditations and other tools I have been given.  I am sooooo excited!

There is a free intro session: Sat 29th  Sept at 2.30 pm

More info on the schedules page

If this resonates with you, I hope you will join us – contact me through the contacts page of this website http://www.thealchemyoftheheart.com.

If not – good on you! I hope your life is already flowing with riches of all kinds.

Much love, grace

We have to be alert that we don’t have a subtle definition of Awareness that colors its nakedness.  That means we make Awareness into a state of experience.  That would be like: “Awareness is a clear openness that is spacious and serene”.  We then have defined Awareness and by doing so we have made it possible to lose the “state of Awareness”. When we aren’t feeling that “clear openness that is spacious and serene” we feel we have lost Awareness

But Awareness has no definition, all experience is the experience of Awareness. Awareness has no form or state of its own.  That then allows Awareness to be every state, every feeling,every emotion,every thought, every perception.

That being so, what is there left to achieve? Every experience, happy, sad or neutral is the appearance of Awareness. We give up completely the notion that Awareness has to have some particular flavor or color. Oh my god, we can finally really relax! Its over!

Every experience is equal in Awareness!  What could you possibly practice?  You are already aware, so you don’t need to become aware.  Everything is already happening however its happening, so there is nothing special to do.  No special “state” to attain!  If you experience a special state, that’s fine, but it will never become stable.  The only stability is your unchanging perceiving of whatever is experienced.  That unchanging perceivingness is Awareness, the heart of the Dharmakaya (Pure Being).

~ Jackson Peterson

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Hello Dear Friends
You are warmly invited to join us for another Adyashanti DVD satsang gathering next Monday evening, 7th May at my place in Ocean Shores South.

I will be showing the DVD “Causeless Happiness” .

The pursuit of happiness outside ourselves can only lead to sorrow because anything attained can be lost. Even the search within ourselves can lead to suffering because of unconscious beliefs and misperceptions. In this incisive and playful satsang Adyashanti cuts to the heart of what’s really true and points to the causeless happiness that comes with knowing the sacred reality of who we are.
The DVD goes for about 90 mins.

We start at 7 pm with a short period of silence, so please arrive by 6.50 pm  to get settled. Satsang will finish somewhere around 8.45 pm.

Everyone is welcome.   Please ring or email to let me know you are coming, and if you have not been here before, let me know and I will send the address and directions.

A small donation is welcome to support these gatherings.

I look forward to seeing you there, it is always such a joy for me to share with friends of the heart

with love Grace