The Foundations of Mastery

The  new book Foundations of Mastery is starting to feel like reality, especially now with the cover design finalised. I have received inspiring stories and would like to include more about your experiences of healing, empowerment, magical manifestation and self-mastery. By sharing your experiences and insights, the book become an inspiring source for all. My deadline is approaching, so please submit your input by the 10th of September, I’d love to hear from you. This month I share Key Mastery Practices, an extract from the book now in its final draft and editing process.

The Key Mastery Practices


There are many reasons for maintaining a meditative practice. Taking time out to still your mind, is essential for your health. During meditation you practice energy work to nourish, cleanse and re-energise yourself. Meditation is your time to go within and tune into your intuitive inner-guidance. You can clear yourself of your day, let go, cut cords and practice forgiveness. During meditation you connect with your Higher Self and set your intentions. Meditation is your time of creation, restoration, healing, creation, connection and inner-tuition. 


If there was only one mastery practice, it would be forgiveness. The practice of forgiveness uncreates negative thought-forms. Forgiveness clears perceptions of the past and heals tense relationships. Forgiveness is healing and creates a clean slate from where you can recreate your universe and all your relationships afresh. Miraculous work can be done with the forgiveness practice of Ho’oponopono discussed in a previous blog. Follow the Ho’oponopono Meditation here.


Mastery is taking responsibility for everything happening in your universe. You are the creator of your universe and taking full responsibility is immensely empowering. Anything playing out in your universe that’s not quite according to plan, can then be a great source of introspection. When you’ve gained the insights, you can exercise new choices and create afresh, assuring the outcomes you desire.  


Accomplished athletes, musicians and artists achieve mastery of their skills through the regular discipline of practice and action. Be equally disciplined about your mental, energy and meditative practices. Over time, a regular practice of meditation will still the mind and alter your DNA and your universe in a way that is hugely rewarding.  


You are essentially a creator and create all the time. As you deepen into mastery, you’ll discover your immense creative potential and you will want to create your world consciously through intention and visualisation. Alberto Villoldo describes how the Laika, Inka, Hopi and Mayans knew that, when they inherited the created world, creation wasn’t finished and that they were supposed to continue the creation process. The elders of these tribes meditate together, envisioning the world they want their grandchildren to inherit. The sages of old called this ‘dreaming the world into being’ (Alberto Villoldo, 2005 & 2006). You have the same power, so continue to co-create the world you desire. Continue to create light, good health, peace and joy in the world. Do so through thought-intention, visualisation and by being the light in the world.  

Universal Spiritual Laws

Essential to mastery is a solid understanding and application of the Universal Spiritual Laws. The Laws governing the universe are as natural as the natural laws we are familiar with, such as the Law of Gravity. They are built into the fabric of the universe, reflecting the primary intelligence of the universe and are the guiding principles upon which the whole universe operates. They keep the universe and everything within it, in perfect order. When we understand the Universal Spiritual Laws, they can guide us on our path and dramatically speed up our evolution and ascension. It is through the understanding and application of these laws that we can achieve mastery of our lives.

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Mastering Heart-based Consciousness

Heart-coherence is a state achieved when you shift your focus into the heart and activate heart-based feelings such as love, caring and appreciation. According to research done by the Institute of HeartMath heart coherence reduces stress and restores health. “Coherence is the state when the heart, mind and emotions are in energetic alignment and cooperation,” HeartMath Institute Research Director Dr. Rollin McCraty says. “It is a state that builds resilience – personal energy is accumulated, not wasted – leaving more energy to manifest intentions and harmonious outcomes.”

In Western Society we have valued the brain and its logical intellect over emotions for far too long. We seem to have over-looked the power of the heart. According to this latest research, the heart-brain is more powerful than the head-brain and has a vastly expanded electromagnetic field; much bigger than the head-brain and extends several feet from body. Our heart energy therefore dramatically affects those around us. When in this space you are more expansive, resourceful, connected and in a state of flow. The heart-brain seems instinctive and intuitive as it senses information in the environment before the cranial brain – and even before it happens. This is your own system of future precognition. It makes sense therefore to make decisions from the heart, intuitively; honouring that gut-feel.

Heart-based consciousness is the new way of being

At the Institute of HeartMath experimentation with positive intent has shown a boost in the immune system. Negative thoughts like anger, depression, blame and frustration, have been found to suppress the immune system. Participants in a state of heart-coherence were able to unwind DNA being observed under a microscope further away. They experimented further with a group of 28 researchers each holding a vial of DNA, while focusing on positive or negative emotions. When they focused on positive emotions such as love, joy, gratitude and appreciation, the DNA stands started relaxing and unwinding. When they generated negative fear-related thoughts the DNA tightened up and became shorter, some of the genes were shut down, limiting the range of possibilities we can tap and choose from. 

Dr Masaru Emoto’s intention experiment proved the same. Dr Emoto, author of The Hidden Messages in Water (2004), said that human consciousness has an effect on the molecular structure of water. He performed a series of experiments observing the physical effect of words, prayers, music and environment on water. The water would then be frozen to form crystalline structures. The crystalline structure of the water imprinted with positive words was far more symmetrical and aesthetically pleasing than that imprinted with dark, negative phrases. If our words and thoughts have this effect on water crystals, just imagine what kind of effect they have on people, considering we are 70% water.

By being more love and light-filled, you affect the world profoundly. The master doesn’t change the world by battling with external events. Instead, true mastery is healing and forgiving your inner perceptions of the world and changing judgemental and fear-related perceptions to loving ones, remaining non-attached and compassionate. The master works on the source of the problem, the mind. Mastery is restoring your mind to its natural condition of love and light.

If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself. If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation – Lao Tzu

The heart as an energy centre is a gateway to higher consciousness. Through love, acceptance, forgiveness, gratitude, compassion and joy, we open the heart and naturally expand our energy field, our field of consciousness, and feel our connection with everyone and everything. In a state of heart coherence your good health and youthfulness naturally returns. 


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