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Intuitive Studies, Soul Growth

Kirtan is a bhakti yoga practice of chanting sanskrit mantras to music. Mantra means freeing of the mind (man = mind, tra= free) – freeing ourselves from thoughts and fears, allowing ourselves to be our loving pure essence. Kirtan works by occupying the mind, or focusing the mind on mantra, so there is no room for incessant thinking, worries and ruminating thoughts.

Every morning I play kirtan music to relax and still my mind and bring good vibes into my energy field. It is truly beautiful music with mantras that stay in my mind during the day, keeping me focused on loving energy rather than negative thinking. Personally, I have found that the mantras and tunes spontaneously pop into my mind when I’m just about to think too much! I’ve also used kirtan to heal a broken heart, work through grief and find solace in hard times.


What makes kirtan special?
The mantras used in kirtan hold spiritual meaning, and are often devotional to Hindu gods and goddesses. Westerners may choose to view this practice as a secular one, however I find it opens us up to working with ascended masters of India. The result is usually the same for everyone who tries kirtan – a peaceful mind and joyful feeling in the heart.

Western kirtan music can be of any genre – from rock to jazz to lullabies. The main criteria: it makes the practice appealing to your senses while delivering a meditational experience. As the guru of American kirtan wallah (singer) Krishna Das said, it is easier to take the medicine if it is sweeter.

How do you practice kirtan alone?
You can sing along (but don’t do this while you’re driving!) or listen purely for relaxation. Instead of watching the news or looking at social media when I wake in the morning, I sing along with Krishna Das – he is truly a master of kirtan and I can listen to the same album daily without getting bored. I also play kirtan music while I’m cooking – it puts me in a good mood and hopefully puts good vibes into my dinner!

Attending kirtan events
Going to a live kirtan is a slightly different experience. I first discovered kirtan at a yoga ashram just outside of Sydney. It was a Friday night and a group of yogis were playing beautiful music with instruments including the guitar, Indian drums called the tabla and a portable organ-style keyboard called a harmonium.

A kirtan wallah was leading the audience in call and response chants. As the music built up in energy, the chants became louder and faster, with the audience eventually jumping off the ground into ecstatic dance. As the chant slowed down and the volume lowered, everyone came into stillness and felt the pure Divine energy within. Singing mantras with others led by an experienced kirtan wallah can give you a deep blissful feeling – I like to think of it as cleaning one’s mind and energy body.


Throat chakra healing
Singing might be the one thing that holds people back from participating in a kirtan. It is not necessary to have a beautiful voice or to be able sing well – the act of singing has an effect on your throat chakra, Visuddha – which relates to self expression, authenticity, speaking your truth, standing up for yourself. Have you ever had a knot in your throat? Was this when you needed to tell someone something but couldn’t? Or perhaps you didn’t have the courage to speak up or show the world your real self? Kirtan can help you clear stuck energy in this chakra and strengthen your ability to communicate your needs and authentically be you.

Kirtan for kids

Children will find all kinds of kirtan music appealing – it’s great for calming them down, pre-bedtime, anytime! American kirtan wallah Jai Uttal made a special album just for kids, Kirtan Kids.

 

Famous kirtan singers

I’ve highlighted some of the top kirtan artists of the Western World in this YouTube playlist (also on my YouTube channel). If you find songs that you like, please support the artists by buying their albums or streaming on official channels such as Spotify or Soundcloud, where royalties are paid.

 

 

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Intuitive Studies, My Story

Back in the early 2000’s I serendipitously won an Usui Reiki level I course with the International House of Reiki. I went on to complete level II and became quite dedicated to the practice, attending the school’s Reiki share night almost every week, so I got to know the regulars who attended. One night we had a visitor, a lady from New Zealand who was a Reiki student and dropped in just for this one occasion.

 

That day I had been working at a magazine for cool “hip” people. My career in magazines saw me work as a writer, sub-editor and editor at many different titles and workplaces and I was very experienced and adaptable. But on this day I was full of self-doubt. The editor I was working for was not giving me much feedback, I started doubting my work and it triggered a reinforcement of the limiting belief “I’m not good enough” (just about everyone has this belief). I left the office feeling absolutely distraught.

 

So at the share class, when it was my turn to receive Reiki, about four of my classmates and the New Zealander began directing energy to me. It worked wonders – if only to quiet my out-of-control mind (since then I’ve learned Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, which has changed everything!). Afterwards, the visitor pulled me aside and said that while she was giving me Reiki, Archangel Raphael was present. She told me to call on him when I went to bed that night.

 

I hadn’t much knowledge of the angels at this point – I was raised without religion and my spiritual path had begun with yoga. Nevertheless, I took her advice and called on Archangel Raphael. I was half asleep when I became aware of energy moving around my body and a vision in my third eye of emerald green fireworks. Raphael had come! Through this wonderful angel experience I had a newfound interest and learned as much as I could through Doreen Virtue’s many books, oracle decks and meditations.

 

About 5 years later I was the editor of Australian Yoga Journal and a psychic medium who worked with angels offered me a session. She introduced me to her angel healing courses and this sparked a remembering of my soul’s inherent abilities to channel the energy of angels. In the first workshop I did with her, we were lying down with our eyes closed and she called on any angels in the highest light to come visit us. Moments later there was a flashlight straight over my third eye – I opened my eyes to see who was there – no-one! I closed my eyes and the light was there again! The teacher told us she saw a very big angel in the centre of our circle and she was absolutely beautiful.

 

I began offering energy healing sessions but didn’t advertise them as angel healings. My clients would tell me of the angel experiences they had while I was working on them. One woman saw Archangel Gabriel in her third eye, others would describe the colours of the energy, or they would hear or just know the name of the angel present. The angels who turned up at each healing was not my choice, they just appeared for the need that the client had – whoever was the best fit for the job.

 

I was amazed that all these “regular” people coming to me for sessions were open to accepting angels. Some had religious backgrounds and were already primed on the archangels, while many others were not; it did not matter, as the energy spoke for itself. And I learned that I did not need to keep it quiet that I was channelling angel energy, and that if anything, part of my work here is to help make this practice “normal”.

 

Energy healing with angels is very different to my experience of Reiki. For this style of energy work, I simply open myself to the angels and they direct my hands, show me which parts of the body to work on, give me psychic insights for the client and deliver incredibly strong energy. Clients can be quite “shaken” for some time after a session – it may take weeks to integrate the changes.

 

Not long after I began my angel healing work, I attended the Angel Intuitive Course, which was presented by Doreen Virtue’s son, Charles Virtue. It was here that my abilities as a psychic reader became fully present. I was giving angel guidance readings and getting confirmation on accuracy. Even years later one of the other students contacted me to tell me that what I had seen for her came true.

 

I am so thankful to all of the teachers who have crossed my path, who helped me to remember my authentic self and steered me further on my Divine mission. In the past few months, my guides urged me to begin teaching the knowledge that I have acquired. I started the online Merkaba Molly Spiritual Circle to offer relaxation techniques, meditation, energy healing and angel therapy. The ultimate aim is intuitive development for each person’s own benefit – to follow their inner guidance and connect to their guides and angels.

 

In a recent class I was guided to ask my students to call on Archangel Raphael during the Yoga Nidra deep relaxation session I was giving them. One student said that before I had even said “Archangel Raphael” a bolt of energy had come down to her heart and spread around her body and it was extremely powerful. Only the week before she had come to the realisation that she was not allowing herself to receive in her life; and here she had received something very special – her first known angel experience!



The key to receiving help from angels is that they need your permission to help, so simply call on them and ask for help. The other day I was sitting in a park eating my lunch and thinking about writing this blog. As I was making a mental note to include this point about asking for help, I looked up from my lunch and right in front of me on a pole was a poster: “I can help you. Just ask away.” I cracked up… my guides had nudged me to look at it at just the right time – signs and synchronicities like this happen all the time.

 

If I’m ever having a rough time I ask ALL the archangels to come to me. If I need help with something specific, I call on the angel who specialises in that. Archangel Michael is my go-to for everything and he’s with me a lot, often appearing without me calling for him – I guess we have an ongoing agreement. Archangel Gabriel helps me write stories and stay motivated about my creative projects. Archangel Raphael is a healer and I call on him for healing energy for my body. If you’re interested in working with the angels, I suggest you read about them and get to know their characteristics, then just ask them for help!

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Intuitive Studies, Soul Growth

GROWTH, INTUITION & CONNECTION


I invite you to join my spiritual circle: an online meeting in which you may connect with the higher dimensions.

This spiritual circle offers support for those on the ascension path: the newly awakened, spiritual seekers, lightworkers and starseeds, who want to develop their intuitive abilities, connect with angels and receive healing.

I provide the energetic space and activities to help you develop a strong connection with your inner guidance system, which is invaluable in navigating life. 

Activities include:

Relaxation & Meditation
– simple meditation that is easy to practice at home
– Yoga Nidra guided deep relaxation
– pranayama breathing techniques from yoga to relax and control movement of energy in body

Energy Work
– Qi Gong healing
– intuitive energy healing
– Angel Therapy healing
– clearing & shielding your energy

Intuitive Development
– learning how to connect and receive messages from guides, angels & higher dimensional lightbeings
– awakening to your intuitive gifts through a variety of practices such as automatic writing
– using tools such as oracle cards, pendulums and crystals

For more about my background, read about me

Info & Bookings
Wednesday 7pm-8.15pm AEDT (Australian time)
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Intuitive Studies, My Story

When I was in my mid-20s I went into a gift shop full of eastern Indian things and was intuitively pulled towards the greeting cards. This card (pictured) of Ganesha caught my eye. I had a special feeling in my heart, a flicker of recognition that was unexplainable (take note of these feelings!).

 

I bought the card and displayed it on my bookshelf, not knowing anything about him. I had been attending yoga classes for a few years, but we had not learned about the Indian gods. About a year or so later I was working at a new magazine job and chatted with a workmate, a Hare Krishna devotee. She told me the elephant god was the remover of obstacles on the spiritual path.

 

I began calling on Ganesha to remove obstacles for me. Then, on my 30th birthday my parents gave me a Ganesha statue for my garden. They didn’t know of my fascination with this god, in fact I doubt they knew it was Ganesha but just a nice elephant statue.

 

When I look back at my life, I know he was with me in spirit, a part of the team that has guided me along my path. Over the past few years I began feeling his presence and now when he’s with me I see a picture of an elephant in my third eye. For example, recently I asked my guides to remove baggage from my previous career in magazines and Ganesha appeared. A week later I asked to release outdated programming and he came again.

 

Having this kind of support is invaluable – I feel guided, protected and loved by my spirit team. I suggest that you learn about the ascended masters and what they specialise in, then call on them for help. They are here to assist us and are just waiting for you to ask.

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Intuitive Studies, Soul Growth

Dreams are a significant way my guides give me messages, because when I’m asleep, my mind is relaxed and information can be received more easily.

 

I have always had a very rich dream state, and because of that, I love to sleep. I see my dreams vividly, so much so they are very much like real life. Other times my soul is off having an adventure: I can remember having flying dreams when I was a kid, I would run, stretch out my arms and take off, and it felt soooo good. Later in my teens I had astral travel dreams, where I would see other places in the world, but that’s another topic I’ll cover later. 

Most of the memorable dreams I’ve had as an adult are for the purpose of learning from life experiences and handling the emotions that come up. For example, in my twenties and thirties I had a recurring dream about baggage – the heavy feelings and memories from the past that I was being asked to let go. Either I was packing up a house and didn’t have enough time to finish, or I was on a train trying to pick up all my luggage to get off. Sometimes I just left my things and walked away. The night I dreamt I had no baggage was a true relief.

 

Like this, my higher self and my guides show me what I need to take care of in my emotional life. Plus often, through a symbolic story I’m given an idea of what will happen in the future – this helps to alleviate worry and keep me on track. I also get clear instructions, like the dream that led me to enrol in a mindfulness meditation course.

 

If I’m going through something and not sure what to make of it, I ask my guides to give me a dream that explains the situation from a higher perspective and provides guidance. This really works!

 

So my question to you is, what kind of dreams do you have? Can you distinguish between the run-of-the-mill processing dreams and the etheric spirit-guided dreams? Do you have a recurring dream that you need to take notice of?

 

My method for getting the most out of dreams is to write them down first thing in the morning. As I write, I remember more details – the more the better. Then I ask, what is the meaning of this dream? Often I get a clear answer. If you recall symbols (like a playful puppy or a house on fire, for example), use a dream dictionary – I love the very chunky hardback, The Element Encyclopedia of 20,000 Dreams.

 

May your dream state be rich and vivid and full of important messages from your guides.

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Intuitive Studies, Soul Growth

What’s one thing you can carry with you anywhere that can help you out during times of distress, grief and worry? A well-heeled meditation practice.

 

Meditation is the act of focusing on something to allow the mind to become more still (notice I didn’t say empty!). One simple way to do this is by placing your awareness on the movement of your breath into and out of your body. The challenge is to keep your focus and not get lost in your thoughts.

 

If you are human like me, you’ll probably notice you have many thoughts – and some of them are not nice. Don’t be hard on yourself. Meditation is going to help you, and me, be calmer in the body and in the mind.

 

The key to getting the benefits of meditation is a regular practice, so that when you really need it, when the shit hits the fan, you’ll be able to use it. Think of it like a muscle that gets a workout everyday and gets stronger each time. After some time you’ll go deeper into a meditative state much faster than before.

 

Start out with shorter sittings then increase the time as it gets easier for you. The best posture is sitting upright, either in a chair or propped on a meditation stool or cushion. Did you know that yoga poses were practiced in India to enable people to sit in meditation longer without pain? I recommend gentle yoga, if you’re interested.

 

If one of your goals is to have greater access to your intuitive abilities, then meditation is the go-to solution. A disciplined practice will enable you to fine-tune your awareness. It’s also a way to raise your vibration to communicate with spirit in higher frequencies.

 

Lastly, you don’t need a recorded meditation to follow along. Many “meditations” are available now but they’re actually visualisations – these are great, but think of them as dessert, not dinner. May your meditation practice be a peaceful retreat from the world around you.

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Intuitive Studies, Soul Growth

A few months ago I experienced something palpably 5D that left me in amazement. I’ve had plenty of psychic metaphysical experiences in my lifetime but this was different – my body was taken over by my Higher Self.

 

I was on a writer’s retreat up north at a place where many of the earth’s energetic leylines converge. I was meditating every day, using crystals and doing guided visualisations. One afternoon I did a meditation by Steve Nobel called “Merging with Your 6D Super-Conscious Self”. I set the intention for my Higher Self to guide me and I would surrender control.

 

The next morning I got in my car and had a plan that would include meditating in the nearby rainforest, then doing laundry at the small town five minutes away. But when I drove out of the retreat’s driveway, I turned right – away from the rainforest – went further down the road and turned left instead of right for the laundromat. At this point I realised my body was taking the lead – or something was taking over my body.

 

Like Google Maps will recalculate your journey when you take a wrong turn, my mind was now trying to take back control and make an alternative plan – let’s go to the beach! However my hands steered the car all the way to a bigger town 15 minutes away. I parked the car and thought I would sit there and figure out the way to the beach.

 

Instead, I got out of the car, walked down the street and went into a metaphysical shop. I had a good look around and then left. Standing outside another crystal shop, I heard in my head ‘go to the charity shop’ – I looked across the road at the shop and thought ‘no, I don’t want to buy anything’.

I sat on a bench and looked at my phone. A moment later, my head automatically turned to the left and I could see outside the charity shop was someone I needed to have an important conversation with. I crossed the road and spoke with them.

 

My Higher Self took me to exactly where I needed to be. I was probably only 50% surrendered to the guidance, but I learned an important lesson: if we follow the guidance, even when the mind doesn’t understand why, miracles can come our way.

 

I have no doubt that some of us, or rather a lot of us, have important missions on this earth and our spirit teams are with us to bring them into fruition. Right now it feels like the guides are showing up even stronger to get their humans onto task. So ask your guides to show you where you need to be. Ask them for the next action you could take to help you fulfill your destined path.

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Intuitive Studies, Soul Growth

This past week I have received healing on my throat chakra and it’s all thanks to Facebook Marketplace!

Unpacking my belongings when I moved house at the start of the Covid19, I set the intention to declutter. Every New Year I am given a word as a theme to live by and this year my spirit team gave me “simplicity”. My goal is to be very intentional in what I bring into and keep in my home.

When Australia’s shutdown began in April, most of our shops closed too. Now in July we are still experiencing shortages and delays in goods that come from overseas. Facebook Marketplace has made it easy to move our unwanted things to new homes.

This week I chalked up my twentieth sale – I had worked through my kitchen, books and clothing. Now I would go through my old technology. I needed to test my Sony MiniDisc Player before listing it, and to do this required my old CD stereo.

So I pulled out my CD collection and felt guided to choose a Chakra Clearing meditation by Doreen Virtue – an old favourite I’d long forgotten. By the time Doreen’s meditation had reached the throat chakra, I became aware of strong energy. Afterwards I felt like I had a lump in my throat and it was working its way out.

A day later I listed a new kitchen appliance on Facebook Marketplace and received an offer about half of what I was asking. I replied “No”. The energy at my throat felt good! Next day I had a similar offer: “No.” Another day later another cheeky offer: “No.” By this point I understood that even while you’re in isolation, your guides and higher self will help you find a way to heal with the participation of others.

I am being asked to express myself in whatever way that is authentically true and in alignment with my being, and not feel bad about doing so.

Guidance from spirit is not always white feathers and pennies on the ground – it can be cloaked in modern technology too! Our guides will use whatever they can to get through to you, so be aware to the nuances of your daily life – you may indeed be getting some valuable spiritual guidance.

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Intuitive Studies, Soul Growth
Song messages are one of the clearest ways my guides communicate with me. I remember back in my twenties I had an Oasis song pop into my head and thought, ‘that’s so uncanny, it perfectly fits what I’m going through right now’. At the time I didn’t realise it was my spirit team, but I did recognise it as magical.
Now I get song messages for myself daily, and they come when I’m doing intuitive coaching sessions for others too. Song lyrics are great for spirit communication because they have meaning that can convey a situation with depth and feeling. I am truly in awe of songwriters for capturing emotions in lyrics that our spirit guides can then use for talking to us!
For me there are two main ways my guides work with songs:

Hearing a song in my head
I hear the melody/or lyrics in my head. Often it will start with just the melody. My guides mostly use songs that I have in my collection and occasionally ones that I don’t own but have heard before.

Outside of your head
This would be in the case that the radio, TV or iPod, for example, is playing a song. My attention is drawn to listen carefully – it’s like the volume has been turned up extra loud. My guides have a way of shining a light on something they want me to hear or see.

Weird but true:
Sometimes my teeth will start chattering a melody. Whatever works!

Channelling songs
I have friends who have spontaneously channelled song lyrics – multiple songs in the space of a few days. The intention behind this is slightly different – I feel spirit is wanting to share music that helps people.
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