I’m currently pondering the beauty of the sunlight streaming through approaching clouds, from the deck of the north shore apartment here in Auckland.

It’s mesmerizing, and an apt reminder of the bigger picture.

Hence this week’s theme Tapping into the Big Kahuna.

Namely acknowledging and being aware of a higher existence than our own.

My favourite way is through meditation.  Many of my mentors talked about the power of this stillness, and even when I met my hubby Chris, he’d already practiced it for many years himself.

One perspective on it is tuning into consciousness; something bigger than us that we all probably acknowledge in some form or another.

For me it’s mostly a practice of letting go of the controls and my compulsion to be driving everything; so, handing it over for the answers.

I call this process mind-free-ness.

We talk a great deal about being mind-ful.

Although what I find for many of us is that our minds are already full, and we’d find more ease with a little more space. Some space in our day when we ‘re not thinking about anything.

What I do, which might help you, is I focus on my breathing. So that mind-free-ness-time deepens my appreciation for this higher presence. 1

And on that note, you might check out The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer and see what you make of it.

Michael’s perspective is certainly a relief; being a reminder that that I don’t have to come up with all the steps/solutions; I simply open myself up to what’s flowing next.

As always, I’m curious to hear your take.

1  ‘The mind isn’t going to stop thinking. The goal of mindfulness isn’t to suppress thinking, but to surpass it.‘ – Victor Davich, author 8-Minute Meditation: Quiet Your Mind, Change Your Life.

Fi Jamieson-Folland D.O, is a Lifestyle Consultant, with over 26 years experience in Europe, Asia and New Zealand as a qualified osteopath, educator, writer, certified raw vegan gluten-free chef, speaker, health mentor, LifeStyle and Health Ambassador. She’s a Global Citizen, regularly visiting her fav spots – including NZ, Bali, France, Canada, USA and The Bahamas with her husband Chris, relishing an outdoor lifestyle and time with family and friends.