Cassandra Sturdy is a Co-Editor of Conscious Life News. She is an author and transformational coach who creates books, courses and tools that help people to spiritually awaken and transform their lives, so they can transform the world. She believes this process should be fun, practical and easy to understand. If she wasn’t doing all this, she’d be exploring new planets.
Cassandra has a degree in journalism and a background in mainstream media. She is qualified in a number of spiritual and transformational modalities, including: Master Practitioner of NLP, Results Acceleration Master Coach, NLP Trainer, First Degree Priestess, Core Shamanism, Reiki and Hypnosis.
Cassandra loves great stories with transformational themes and she has studied story design and development with both Pixar and Robert McKee.
She lives in Perth, Australia, with her cat, Monkey. Monkey is really the brains behind Cassandra’s work, but don’t tell anyone.
You can get a free copy of Cassandra's debut spiritual fantasy novel, The Twelve Attunements, from her website (below).
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People all over the world are experiencing what many call an “awakening.” Where suddenly the world seems different, feels different and what we are doing starts to no longer make much sense. If you are reading this, you are likely one of those people. You may or may not still be in the honeymoon phase. If you’re not sure, symptoms range widely, including, but not limited to: a general disinterest in most everything you were interested in before; a lack of desire to engage in unnecessary busy-ness and activity; a heightened sense of awareness that includes the recognition of the “insanity” of the the world; an acute kinship with Nature; exuding an aura of being in love, with no one in particular, but with the same yearning to simply BE LOVE!
Nothing is more natural than love. Unfortunately we get distracted along the journey of life, forgetting what it is like to truly love unconditionally. If we act with love and compassion throughout life we will discover that our paradigm changes and we are free to engage in a more meaningful way with others. It sounds clichéd but John Lennon and Paul McCartney summed it up with their hit song ‘All you need is love.’ Presently, as individuals and as a society, we are living in a state of fear. Love is timeless, shapeless, separate from nothing, enduring, constant, non-judgemental, kind, not jealous, giving and removes all boundaries. We are scared of the uncertainty that comes from political, economic and environmental change. Only when we turn this fear into love, do we see a shift in humanity, certainty and the coming together of all, as one.
Shamanism is humanity’s oldest spiritual practice. But what do we mean by that? And what do we mean when we say that we are spiritual or trying to live a spiritual life? Spirituality has always been one of the focal points in my shamanic workshops, and I want to address this subject not with my own words and thoughts, but with the spirits and the messages they have given to two of my students in their shamanic journeys.
As humans we are all looking to find inner peace in this often stressful world. Inner peace is the key to happiness and to a life free from stress. While there are many ways of finding inner peace—ranging from exercise to positive thinking and even to hypnosis—meditation is the number one way to achieve inner peace. With this guide to how to find inner peace through meditation you’ll open yourself up to a new level of relaxation and contentment, truly discovering a peaceful existence.
We all have our ups and downs. We all experience emotional pain from time to time. But that doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with us. It doesn’t mean we’re ‘broken’ or ‘defective’. On the contrary. It only shows that we are human. That we have feelings and emotions. Today I would like to share with you 12 tips for recovering from emotional pain. So that you can continue living your life in peace and harmony and do the things you so much enjoy doing.
A while back I was completely overwhelmed. I was drowning in conflicting work commitments, our son’s crazy end of term schedule, over-commitment to a volunteer role, and a pounding headache I just couldn’t shift. Everything was about to go seriously pear-shaped if I didn’t do something stat!
When you hold an intention to create something new in your life, such as a career change, a new relationship, or better health, at first you may see no results at all. But as you continue to hold the intention, eventually it does begin to manifest, sometimes almost miraculously. Synchronicities occur whereby new people and circumstances come into your life to make your intention first possible, then probable, and finally real. But sometimes this process doesn’t seem to work. You hold an intention and get no measurable results. Other times the process works so slowly that you can’t be sure it’s having any effect. Why do intentions take so long to manifest (or not at all)? Here are some common issues that can delay or derail your efforts at manifesting.
What I believe we are truly seeking is to amplify love in our lives. To be experiencing love not just more regularly but in every moment. To be able to drop into the expansive serenity of gratitude easily and effortlessly. I am writing this blog because I feel as though I am getting there. More and more, with less and less effort, I believe I am amplifying love in my life.
The theory that we plan our lives was something I had never heard of before 2011. Up until that point, I could not have even imagined such a thing. Even after hearing about it 3 years ago, it took me quite a long time to let this concept into my paradigm. How I stumbled upon it wasn’t even through my avid research of the afterlife and reincarnation. It came to me through a vision I had. Before the vision, I believed in reincarnation. The idea of it had always fascinated me and I felt strongly that I did have past lives; I just didn’t know what those lives entailed. After three years of intense research and listening to many people from all different backgrounds and beliefs speak about it from all around the world, I knew it was something that needed to be shared and discussed.
Today I would like to share with you 25 beautiful life changing lessons to learn from Khalil Gibran. Author of one of my favorite books of all time, The Prophet.
When we think of being “spiritual”, there is most likely a hodgepodge of images that come up in our minds. Some may think of religious relics, some may think of Buddhist monks sitting in meditation, and some may think of a new-age hippie type surrounded by their crystals and burning incense. Regardless of which type you think most fits the definition, there is undoubtedly a large part of society that runs from the label “spiritual” at all costs.
Synchronicity is related to probability. Because synchronous events usually take place between two people, and they are rare and unplanned, scientific study of them is few and far between. But that doesn’t mean that they are outside our experiences. We find proof of synchronicity in our lives and by listening to the experiences of others. In fact, sharing our synchronous experiences are a powerful way to reinforce their validity.
Have you ever known the phone was going to ring before it happened? Or maybe you had an intuition about what someone was going to say before they said it? Have you ever had a dream that came true? Some people are said to be fully psychic but we are all intuitive to some degree. If you follow these steps you’ll improve your psychic abilities to a noticeable degree and they may even become useful to you in your daily life.
How do you feeling complete and connected to the Earth and others? It takes effort, but it is worth it. We must bring our focus outside of ourselves to allow us to reach out to people and to the world around us in positive ways. Loving, laughing, giving ourselves to others, spending time with friends and those in need to taking care of the environment or a companion animal, all promote positive interaction. Here are 10 steps to help you get connected.