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7 Small Ways to Reduce Plastic Waste - While We Await The Plastic Eating Bugs!

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Hope prevails in the world of plastic recycling, with research being undertaken into plastic eating bacteria. It has been found that these bacteria settle on plastic, using it as an energy source. Their chemical activities have been found to speed up the rate of degradation in plastic materials.

The bacteria was first discovered in 2016 at a Japanese rubbish tip. It was found that the bacteria secreted an enzyme that acted to break down plastic. Scientists then tinkered with the enzyme to make it even more efficient. It now only takes a few days to start breaking down plastic, but researchers are confident the process can be sped up even further.

It is hoped the enzyme can be used to break plastic down to its original components. From there the components can be used to re-create plastic goods that are essentially new, without the need for oil. It means the recycled plastic won't degrade in quality the way it does with current recycling methods.

But with 1 million plastic bottles …

Going Deep: Explore Seven Planes of Your Inner Life

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Doing nothing can get stuff done!

Although it's evening and I'm tired, and have already written a piece of content, I decided to tap into my creative space and see if anything came up. I pondered the creative space itself and how it's achieved. The result is this piece about developing an inner life.

Because I like to frame things in terms of multidimensional consciousness, in this article I have mapped out a step-by-step process to help you move progressively through different dimensions of consciousness. It's basically a mindfulness exercise, but it's also the process I use to tap into my own creativity. Whether I'm tapping into the plane of words, pictures or symbols, there's a preliminary process - a turning away from ordinary consciousness - toward the inner life.

Our hectic paced lives can make it harder than ever to maintain an inner life. Bright lights and continual stimulation lengthen the amount of time we spend in the active phases of personal en…

Meditation: Heart Light - Dimension Four of Human Consciousness

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The Heart Centre Open your heart centre with the fifth video in the Dimensions series of mediations. You are a multidimensional being spanning earthly and spiritual dimensions. This meditation represents the bridge that connects the mindful realms of meditation to the spiritual realms. It's also a beautiful, gentle tool for personal and planetary healing. You can use it on yourself, your pets and other loved ones, and even the planet.

The following book excerpt from, Multidimensional Meditation, describes a little of what is meant by Dimension Four.

It is often said that love begins with the self. At Dimension Four, our personal energy intermingles with the energies of others, connecting us all. The energy at this level flows inward and outward like our breath.  Energy is balanced at the heart. Meditation at this level connects us to empathy. With empathy it becomes easier to imagine ourselves in another’s place and be more sensitive to their needs. But we can only give to others w…

Meditation: Feet & Breathe - Dimension Three of Human Consciousness

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The Mental Body Today I'm sharing the fourth video in the Dimensions series of meditations. This is one of the most useful meditations you will ever learn. It generates mindfulness, that sense of presence and inhabitation of yourself in space and time. The Feet & Breathe meditation helps you to clear your mind and calm your emotions, allowing you to focus your human energy in more creative and useful ways.

The following excerpt from my book, Multidimensional Meditation, explores how Dimension Three of human consciousness represents our mental body and our training.

The mental body can be trained to help us handle stress. It is where we remember things, like multiplication tables and relaxation techniques. When we learn or remember something, we are holding a memory or thought form in our mental body. Meditation at Dimension Three begins when we can first surrender ourselves to the moment. By ‘moment’ I mean the current moment – not the next moment. Mindfulness of each moment, e…

Meditation: Feelings Flow - Dimension Two of Human Consciousness.

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The Emotional Body Are you in touch with your feelings?

Did you know that attuning to your feelings is the first stage of intuitive development?

Being in touch with our feelings is part of good emotional regulation. It's also an important first stage of spiritual development. Whether you wish to learn to chill out more, or soar to spiritual heights, this meditation will help you attune to the information that your feelings can provide.

Here's an excerpt from my new book, Multidimensional Meditation, available on Amazon.

'Dimension Two is a dynamic and responsive realm containing our personal emotions and feelings. It is part of our personal space, divided from others by the personality and the ego.
Like our physical space, our emotional space needs care, attention and sometimes protection. Meditation at Dimension Two considers how we feel at an emotional level.


Since Dimension Two is a pre-thinking, stimulus and response energy, it is highly reactive. Emotions are subject t…

You are Multidimensional - Book Launch and Online Meditation Series

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It was an ironic start to the day of the launch of Multidimensional Meditation. Coffee drinkers will relate to that moment when you flip on the kettle for your morning brew - to find no life in the kettle!  Instead I was doing a 'macca's run' - in pyjamas - on the morning of my launch. I had forgotten there would be a power outage that day and I wasn't impressed! My plans of a calm disposition, tidy hair and an ironed shirt weren't to be.

So, crumpled and frizzy, carrying a box of new books, I marched off to my first author talk. The launch was hosted by Lilydale Library, set among native trees between Lilydale Lake and Box Hill Institute, Lilydale Campus. I do love the area and felt honoured to be presenting my work to the world from such a peaceful and grounding place. Library staff made the whole launch really easy for me. All I had to do was show up with my books. The space was already set-up for me. A long table stretched across the space, a black tablecloth -…

Meditation: The Full Body Scan - Dimension One of Human Consciousness

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The Physical BodyDo you ever feel like you are 'too much in your head?'Do you suffer from 'mystery pains' in your body?Are you so busy that sometimes you forget to eat?Is exercise a chore that you procrastinate? The Full Body Scan meditation is designed to help you get in touch with your body. It might seem like a strange and even unnecessary idea - because how could we forget we have a body?

But it's easy to do. The more online we become, the more consciousness is directed into our heads, eyes and ears. These activities stimulate the higher dimensions of expression and impression, giving us more access to information and creativity than ever.

But at lower dimensions of consciousness we are still creatures.  All creatures, no matter how sophisticated, require rest, exercise, food, air and sun. By addressing these basic needs, the energy at higher dimensions can be as potent as possible. When the physical body is rested, nourished and exercised, we can soar at high…

Meditation: The Egg - Dimension Zero of Human Consciousness

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Oceanic Consciousness The egg meditation connects you to the source of life. A dimension where all is connected in an unconscious way, like the connection between mother and unborn child. By using The Egg meditation, you can attune to raw life-affirming energy and unconditional love. It helps you connect to the love of the universe.

Here's a short excerpt from my book, Multidimensional Meditation. It introduces the idea of self-love as a method of connecting us to the love of the universe...

'Meditation involves spending a little time sitting with oneself.It’s an opportunity to sense living energy within us; to attune to the love of the universe. Planetary awareness might make it seem selfish to consider self-love, but we are the universe waking up to itself as individual, as well as collective, consciousness. What we do to one, we do to all, so self-love is a prerequisite to world love.'

Leanne Margaret © 2019
Dimension Zero Meditation You are meditating at a level that i…

Protection or Paranoia? - Feeling the Fear and Doing Things Anyway

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Spirituality has always been a great comfort to me. There are many things we are subject to, over which we have no control. Like the weather, world affairs and other people. It can be frustrating when the world doesn't always reflect our own personal values.

But life must go on. We need to find a way to live in a world that isn't always safe and perfect. Otherwise we would all find ourselves trapped in our homes, too afraid to open the door. Protection rituals have always given me comfort when - in spite of anxiety - I have had to go out into the world. Well-meaning people are quick to point out what can go wrong 'out there.' But few are willing to buy me a treadmill so I can run inside!

I was out running when the winter sun broke through a week of grey and rain. But I barely noticed the warmth on my arms, already bare from the heat of running. I was busy fretting over the words of a couple of people who have warned me this week about our safety in the world. I usuall…

What is Multidimensional Consciousness?

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Light is perceived by the human eye as white, but we know that it can be split into a rainbow of colours when subjected to conditions like prisms and water droplets. Light then reveals itself as existing at various frequencies, red being the lowest frequency and violet the highest. 


Likewise, human consciousness - although usually perceived as unified energy - can also be recognised as multi-layered energy of various frequencies. In Western culture we have been conditioned with the idea of a 'trinity' of forces, combining to create the human being. Modern culture labels the trinity as Mind, Body and Spirit.

However, my experience of human consciousness is far more nuanced. Through my studies in meditation, mindfulness and psychic development, I have identified a multidimensional model of human consciousness that expands beyond the traditional trines of the past. 

Eight of these layers of consciousness are explored in my first two books, The Love of the Universe and Multidimension…

Sunshine Blessed the Melbourne Climate Emergency Snap Rally Today

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All around the world today people rallied for Planet Earth by attending the Global Strike For Climate.  I attended the Melbourne Climate Emergency Snap Rally, organised by the Extinction Rebellion Victoria (XR), to align with the global event. Melbourne protesters gathered at the steps of Parliament House for the march down Bourke Street.

Facing public transport on a rainy, black and grey-sky day posed a flight risk! But I dug out my little-used Myki card and headed for the station. An hour later, as I approached the crowd of early arrivers, the entertainment made it seem as if John Lennon himself had risen from the dead, singing Beatle's classic, With a Little Help From My Friends. I wasn't born yet in the 60's - so I'm no expert - but isn't this protesting business a little retro? Someone summed it up perfectly on their banner: 'We shouldn't have to protest!'

At first the crowd didn't seem to have much energy. They were mostly quiet, except for a …

My Second Book is Finally a Real Thing - Yes I've Done It Twice!

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Finally, I've completed my second book. I'm not exactly sure why it took 20 months - considering its compact size - but it's a cute and tidy little summary of some big ideas. I'm delighted to have a proof copy in my hands. It's a real thing now!

When I finished my first book, The Love of the Universe, I still had some material left over that I felt was important. After the experience of writing the first book, I was able to approach writing the second with more clarity and focus. It was easier to imagine the reader I was speaking to, which helped me to write words that could be understood in a relaxed way. I wanted the words to be simple enough to allow a restful, nurturing space that supported the topic.

So, I wrote Multidimensional Meditation. The benefits of some kind of relaxation practice are becoming widely known and people are becoming more accepting of meditation. Some feel a spiritual calling or yearning they wish to explore further. I wanted to write a bo…

Creating My Majickal Life With the Power of Witchcraft

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When my daughter started school I decided to train in Small Business Management. I met a woman there who was loads of fun to sit with in class. I found out she had just completed a term of classes in Witchcraft. Curiosity gripped me, and as an already established reader of Tarot, it seemed a logical choice. I decided to add a few tools to my majickal toolkit and enrol.

Both courses lasted a full year. With hindsight I can see a turning point in my life. A time where I began to exercise some authority over my own life while beginning to remove influences that undermined me. I came to realise that the practices known as Witchcraft, are really just ritualised tools for personal energy management, as well as a set of ethics to ensure they're used wisely.

As Witches we practised for a year as a proper coven. We cast spells to celebrate, initiate, encourage, reveal and manifest. We learned the ethics around non-interference with others as we experimented with banishing and binding. This …

Handwriting Practice as a Form of Mindfulness

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Have Supermarkets Diverted Their Plastic Bag Budgets into Plastic Toys?

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One of the major supermarket chains recently released their latest collectible toys. This time the
apparent agenda is the promotion of healthy food choices. If the total at the cash register reaches $30, a toy is issued, shaped just like a teeny-tiny piece of healthy food.

Only it isn't healthy food at all. It's more plastic waste. The same supermarket chain released another series of plastic toys at Christmas, following the success of another previous plastic collectible earlier in 2018. Yes that's three sets of collectible toys.

Meanwhile, most customers are diligently adapting to the plastic bag ban and recycling their plastic packaging into supermarket provided bins.

Am I the only person who can see something wrong with this picture? Can anyone else see the hypocrisy of banning a plastic product, only to give away more plastic products than ever? This supermarket might market the toys in terms of healthy food choices, but do they really care about healthy food choices…