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Are you living an abundant life right now? Do you want to learn the
secrets behind ge"ing that which you desire? Have you been trying to
a"ract abundance into your life, but would like to achieve even more
success? Exactly what does ‘abundance’ mean to you personally?
First of all, congratulations on making the commitment to start today
to live a life full of abundance! Picking up this book was no ‘accident’ or
‘coincidence.’ You are de!nitely someone who wants MORE in your life,
and whether your ‘more’ is !nancial freedom, personal happiness and
ful!llment, building healthy strong relationships, or simply enjoying
good health, you’re de!nitely on your way to ge"ing all this and more
when you read the inspiring stories contained in this book.
The !rst step to achieving abundance in your life is to be clear about
what your particular de!nition of ‘abundance’ looks like for you. I know
years ago when I was struggling !nancially and over $100,000 in debt,
just having enough money to pay the rent equaled abundance in my
personal world. Your vision may di#er from mine, but it’s the process of
ge"ing there that unites us.
Of course as I achieved each small success, my vision of what was
possible expanded to even bigger and be"er goals. Today I’m a ‘Wildly
Wealthy Woman’ and my life is full of abundance – both personally and
I sincerely hope that by reading the following pages containing
moving and motivating stories from some of the greatest personal
empowerment leaders in the world, alongside those from everyday
entrepreneurs, you too will be inspired to live a truly abundant life.
So, go on! Turn the page and get started on incorporating some of
the best success stories of true abundance into your own life today!
Enjoy your own personal journey to abundance as you follow ‘Living
an Abundant Life’.
From Zero to Abundance Sandy Forster 9
I Live to Inspire Terri Billington 14
Against All Odds Barbara Saker 18
Living Out Your True Potential Marion Gaertner-Jones 22
Shamanic Soul NLP: Pathway to an Abundant Life
Jon Brenton 26
Discovering Life in All Its Fullness
Joanna Penn 30
Venturing Further Into the Unknown
Cherry Maclean 34
Abundance of Happiness Sharon Tregoning 38
Ask… Believe… Receive Edith Duncan 42
Goals Are Dreams With Deadlines
Robyn Simpson 45
Overcoming Obstacles to Live an Abundant Life
Enza Lyons 49
Release Your Inner Child and Live Abundantly
Tara West 53
A"racting Abundance Cherry Sewell 57
A Few Words About Life… Neale Donald Walsch 61
Buy and Hold for All That Gold:
Real Estate Millions While You Do Whatever You Do
Alika and Rahul Rai 65
How Does Your Garden Grow? Lizzy Yates 69
A Belief System to Support Abundance
Ann-marie Warren 73
A Season for All Things Rose Smith 77
Inspiration: Your Ultimate Calling
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer 81
Live Your Dreams Fred and Melody Squires 84
My World is My Power Petra Webstein 88
Are You Bumping Along in Life? Jewel Benne! 92
Having it All Sybilla Lenz 96
The Spiral of Life Dallys Baker 100
How Playing Make-believe Made Me Believe
Karen Shain 104
When I Stopped Believing Teresa Cumbers 108
From Abuse to Abundance: A Step by Step Journey
Leeza Baric 112
Inner Gratitude Leads to Ful!llment
Viviane Posch 116
Transform Your Life: Goodbye Struggle, Hello Flow!
Lisa Murray 121
The Power of Instilling a Positive Mindset into Your Business
Shadi Zare 124
Be An Optimist At All Times Brian Tracy 128
If You Believe, You Will Achieve Jenni Dean 131
Listening to the Body Terri Moon 135
Animal Abundance Jessica Dragan 139
Finding My True Spirit Dawn Hartigan 143
Beautiful Souls Faye Read 147
How We Became Inspired by Abundance
Patrik & Andrea Pelikan 151
From Farmhouse to Paradise Serena Keenan 155
Abundance Isn’t Just Wealth Caroline Purves 159
Starting a Business in Mid-life: Unfurl Your Sails and Fly
Bev Ryan 161
The Abundant Life - Have Faith Angie Sa’Ponte Vella 167
Alphabet of Abundance Donna Corso 171
Growing Gurus Donna Underwood and
Keetha Wilkinson 175
How HABITS Really Work Jack Can!eld, Mark Victor
Hansen, Les Hewi! 179
Beyond Burnout to Living an Abundant Life
Lorna Willis 185
Layers of Abundance Janine Wallis Martin 189
Finding You Julie Windsor-Price 193
Think About Ice Cream, Not Sore Knees
Erica Gore 197
FROM ZERO TO ABUNDANCE
I gaze out my large windows at my own personal tropical oasis,
2 beautiful acres including a spring fed dam surrounded by trees
and manicured lawns. I live in an amazingly beautiful 14 room home
only minutes from my favorite beach; drive a stylish silver Landrover
Freelander; travel overseas whenever I fancy, a"ending all the personal
development workshops and seminars I want. I take myself and my
children on wonderful adventures around the world and have a lifestyle
many people adore. I’m a Success Mentor to tens of thousand of people,
an international speaker, a bestselling author and internet marketing
As I write this, I feel a sense of gratitude "ood my body as I gaze
upon the family of wild kangaroos and their joeys feed on the lush
green grass of my property and re"ect on my journey over the past 5
years from welfare to millionaire.
A$er my husband le$ me with a 6 month old and 3 year old, I lived
in constant struggle for many years. I was working seven days a week
in my clothing business which I no longer enjoyed, had over $100,000 of
debt and was surviving !nancially through welfare. My future looked
bleak and to say I was stressed about money was an understatement.
My entire life revolved around money or, more precisely, the lack
of it. Money consumed me; frustrated me, annoyed me and scared me,
and it most de!nitely eluded me. When it came to creating wealth, I felt
powerless, hopeless, useless and worthless. I knew deep down inside
I was a good person, so why was my life such a shambles? What had I
done to deserve this? “What was wrong with me?!”
Then I discovered there’s a secret to ge"ing everything you could
ever want in life. It’s really simple; in fact, it may be something you
have heard about, or understand already. There is a law, a Universal
Law, which states, “We a"ract whatever we choose to give our a"ention
to – whether wanted or unwanted.” The result of this law is this: if
you continue to focus on the lack and limitation in your life, you will
continue to create and a"ract more lack and limitation. If you instead
focus on the wealth, abundance and prosperity that is already present
in your life – no ma"er how small it may currently be – then you
will instead begin to create and a"ract more wealth, abundance and
For some people, this comes naturally. For others (like me), this
can be a slow and arduous journey. Through my many money failures,
mistakes and unwise decisions when it came to practical money-
making steps, I have been fortunate enough to develop a passion for
‘what makes people rich.’ It is through this passion that I have been able
to create my own incredible wealth, and now, share these secrets with
people across the globe.
My !rst thought was, “Okay, just focus on prosperity, wealth and
riches, then that’s what I’ll a"ract.” However when you’re raising 2 small
children on your own, have $100,000 of debt, making $15,000 a year and
constantly can’t pay the bills, keeping your focus on abundance is NOT
an easy thing.
However, you have a choice as to where your energy or a"ention
is focused. You can choose to focus on what is working in your life
and what you want more of, or you can choose to focus on what isn’t
working and what you don’t want. Either way you get more of whatever
it is you focus on.
I adore sharing everything I know with anyone who will listen –
including my children, constantly telling them, “What you focus on
becomes your reality.” When I was in my stage of a"racting money, but
it was "owing out just as fast, my daughter would say, “Blah...blah...
blah. We don’t need a lecture about that spiritual stu#, it doesn’t work
anyway! We’ve still got no money.”
And that was the truth. We were still struggling !nancially even
though I was saying my a!rmations and visualizing what I desired a
couple of times a day. The problem was, the rest of time I was seeing
bills and feeling my solar plexus tighten. I was experiencing fear, worry
and panic about where the money would come from, that I would never
have enough, that I would be struggling forever.
I had to stop and look at what I was creating for myself when my
daughter. who was around twelve at the time, came to me the day
before her school dance and said, “Mum, I need some new shorts for
Now I need you to really get this picture – I was having a really
tragic week !nancially. I’d had a check bounce, a few bills had come in,
including a red-le"er bill (those scary ones), and I was beginning to go
into my usual panic mode around money.
So the conversation went a li"le like this…“Can you buy me
my shorts and shoes? I really need them!” “Darling, I don’t have the
money right now.” “You never buy me anything; I have to have them!”
“Darling, I said I don’t have the money.” “Can’t you just put it on your
The credit card was up to the limit, so that wasn’t an option and by
this time I’m starting to freak out. I am seething with all sorts of very
negative, very strong emotions. Frustration, because even though I was
making good money, it was disappearing; embarrassment, because I
felt so hopeless at managing my money; guilt, because I felt like a bad
mother for not being able to buy things for her; sadness, because I knew
how disappointed she would be because she’d be missing out once again
and anger, because she was asking me for something I just didn’t have.
Unfortunately, anger was winning, and the picture was not pre"y.
The veins on my temples were throbbing, my eyes were bulging
out of their sockets, I was hissing through gri"ed teeth, had spit "ying
out of my mouth and I’m sure there were traces of steam coming out
of my ears as I screamed like a banshee going to war, “I don’t have the
money to pay all our bills! I’ve got to try and pay the phone bill before
they cut it o#. We just don’t have the money – don’t you understand?
We’re broke right now! WE DON’T HAVE ANY MONEY!”
She looked me squarely in the eye and in all the wisdom of her
twelve years upon this earth said to me in her most disgusted tone,
“Well, if that’s how you FEEL whenever you think about money – the
Universe is NEVER going to make us rich.”
And I felt like someone had just punched me in the stomach. In that
moment, plain as day, I could see why I was still struggling !nancially. I
was a"aching my strongest emotions – all negative – to the one thing I
wanted most. And in doing so, I was repelling it. I was pushing money
away. I was making sure it didn’t stay long enough for me to enjoy.
My emotional outburst was not about having money; it was about
NOT having money. So ‘not having money’ was the dominant vibration
or energy (or order), that I was sending out to the Universe day a$er
day. And the Universe was picking up that ‘not having money’ order
and giving it straight back to me, day a$er day.
I was blessed to be shown that although I thought I was focusing
on the prosperity I desired, I was actually focusing on what I didn’t
want, and so kept re-creating it over and over. Since that fateful day, by
changing my focus and cultivating a ‘Millionaire Mindset’, I have gone
on an amazing journey from marketing a personal development course
to becoming a Life Coach, to creating a number of highly successful
coaching and mentoring businesses which focus on showing others
how to create a life !lled with prosperity, abundance, success and
I have gone from welfare to millionaire through doing what I
LOVE. I show others how they can do the same. By doing what makes
your heart sing, the way will be shown, opportunities will arise,
contacts will be made and you will tap into that limitless "ow of success
and prosperity. I teach people world wide how to tap into that limitless
stream of abundance and success through the metaphysical AND by
applying simple practical strategies.
What was my biggest challenge – relentless money struggle –
turned into my biggest opportunity – teaching you how to be wealthy,
abundant and RICH beyond your wildest dreams! I o#er free resources
at www.WildlyWealthy.com and show others across the planet how
to be Wildly Wealthy FAST though live teleconferences, seminars and
workshops and generally get to spend my days ‘playing’ at what I love.
Life doesn’t get much be"er that that.
The best thing is, I share my knowledge with conviction – knowing
that although I had no great education, no money behind me, no
connections and no real idea what I was doing, simply by persistently
and consistently visualizing, a!rming and focusing on what I DID
want, I have been able to create a life I love.
Remember, no ma"er what life throws at you don’t give up, keep
focusing on what you DO want – because if I can do it, anyone can –
Sandy Forster is an International speaker, Millionaire Mindset Mentor,
Bestselling Author, Award-Winning Business Owner and mother of two
beautiful children. Sandy has a passion for showing others how to create
a life !lled with richness, prosperity, success and happiness in an easy to
understand, empowering and extremely fun way! Visit her websites today for
your own FREE prosperity resources - www.WildlyWealthy.com and www.
I LIVE TO INSPIRE
I sit in my beautiful living room and gaze out the window, admiring
the green park with its large trees gently swaying in the breeze. There
are tall city buildings in the distance re"ecting the vivid autumn colors
of a typical West Australian a$ernoon. I live in an executive apartment;
drive a black Mercedes SLK200; travel interstate and overseas regularly
a"ending personal development and educational seminars. I have
a wonderful life with my husband and children and a lifestyle many
admire. I am a keynote speaker, a business coach and an author.
I feel gratitude for the beauty that surrounds me and re"ect on my
journey over the past 5 years, from pushing pens to pushing boundaries.
I was no longer going to accept middle of the road. My new being now
allows me to make a di#erence to many I come in contact with, and this
is how I believe I inspire others.
I have been blessed to have so many exceptional mentors and
coaches who have put a mirror in front of me with the strongest possible
message of, ‘Look Terri! This is who you can be.’ I chose to take that
message and learn and grow from it, which has lead to my purpose in
life of inspiring others to achieve their goals and dreams. I have gone
from strength to strength doing what I love and I encourage others to
do the same.
A$er 12 years of working my way up the corporate ladder, I came
to the realization I was not satis!ed with where I was heading. My job
was no longer enjoyable and ge"ing out of bed each day to go there
was a struggle. My future seemed dictated by others and that disturbed
me. I realized that every moment is so precious and my true happiness
would only come from the inspiration I could build within myself,
and I was not allowing that while in my existing job. A$er serious soul
searching and guidance from a true friend, I took her advice and made
the decision to resign.
I was !nally free from the restraints I had allowed myself to be
emotionally a"ached to. Free to make the decisions which would take
me along the journey for the rest of my life. It was scary but exciting at
the same time, and gave me a sense of relief. There is a universal law
which states “In order to gain more in life you need to create some
space,” and that I did. I had no idea what was going to !ll this new
found space, but strongly believed that the opportunities would "ow to
me. In less than a week I had been o#ered two jobs, one as a Real Estate
Agent with a lucrative package plus commission, and one as a Property
Investment Coach. But my passion for property investing and coaching
made it easy to make a decision. I wanted the opportunity to inspire
others and to help them to create wealth.
Previously my life revolved around money and was the foundation
for many of my decisions. However, a$er my resignation my values
changed, and my life was now about inspiration, integrity and
abundance, and coaching allowed me to live those values and inspire
others to live theirs.
Investing wisely in property allowed several of my clients and
myself to increase our !nancial positions considerably. However, my
career as a coach soon moved from property investing to business. My
husband and I have a mechanical repair business which grew to new
levels a$er the introduction of a business coach. This success inspired
me to change to business coaching. I now coach many business owners
on how to create a life full of prosperity and abundance.
Business coaching has provided me with many opportunities to
inspire others through presenting. I adore sharing everything I know
with anyone who will listen, and presenting gives me this opportunity.
I cannot explain the exhilaration I feel when I present to an audience.
Earlier my life was based on ego and looking good, now it is based on
ful!llment of an obligation. Because of my change of direction from
educated mentors, I believe I have a responsibility to the universe to
inspire others to be the best they can be, and I have the con!dence to lead
others who have not yet reached that depth of awareness. Eventually
they may forget what I have said, but they will never forget how I made
I !nd I teach what I need to learn. Through my mentors I have
learned the art of being a be"er communicator. With presenting, my
!rst objective was to improve my voice production which now allows
me to be more persuasive and appealing to an audience. This creates a
powerful learning environment resulting in a be"er response to their
individual challenges. At least seventy !ve percent of your day is spent
communicating with your voice and it is my recommendation that
professional people receive some training in the art of sounding more
interesting when they take on public speaking.
Being able to speak "uently and with a sense of humor in front
of an audience creates con!dence within yourself and admiration
from those present. Having this con!dence has allowed me to see my
value as a presenter. There was a time when I would have presented
just for the thrill of being there, and in certain circumstances for
worthwhile charities I still o#er my services. But now with my new
found con!dence in public speaking, I am ready to take on the world
as a keynote speaker.
Have you ever wondered why some people are positive and some
are not? The answer is simple - it does not ma"er, the only thing to
be concerned about is whether or not you are positive. It is so easy
to get caught up in others lives and buy into their stories and make
them yours. All of us have the ability to turn on the positive. We make
decisions upon waking how our day will go. We all have choices and
no ma"er what we choose the day to be, we can in"uence the outcome,
positive or negative.
I believe that every problem has a solution. With every challenge
there are lessons and opportunities which can be used later. You control
your thoughts and feelings and you make the choices that determine
One of my biggest beliefs is that everything is in perfect order and
it is only the boundaries I create in my mind which keeps me from
living my life of success. So that is it - all you need to do is to create new
boundaries and then you will achieve all you have ever desired. The
decision it easy, but the discipline to follow it through is where it can
I believe above all else that I am living my life to inspire, and this
has been justi!ed over and over again by acknowledging that the most
ful!lling people I have ever met are the ones who inspired me.
Terri Billington is a keynote speaker, author and award winning business
coach. Terri has assisted hundreds of people around the world by inspiring
others to create a life !lled with abundance and prosperity. She shares her
passion of inspiring through leadership with practical strategies for success.
For more information on Terri, go to www.ActionCoachBse.com/meetourteam.
asp or email her on TerriBillington@ActionCoach.com.
AGAINST ALL ODDS
I jerked awake and sat up quickly in the darkness of that small
bedroom. My heart was pounding, sweat was pouring o# me and I
was shaking. Suddenly the knowledge hit me that I was going to lose
In the darkness of the night, all alone, my fate seemed inevitable.
54 years old with no home, no money, and no support.
I was divorced with grown children, and the pain and pressure of
a broken marriage forced me to make a decision to leave Melbourne
and return to Queensland where I was born. I dreamed that I was going
to Paradise, where I would walk the beaches every day, swim, lay on
golden sands and all life would be beautiful.
I had just !nished my Naturopathic studies, and really wanted to
work in that !eld. A friend of mine who ran a very successful clinic
on the Isle of Capri called me and o#ered me a contract to work with
I was amazed at the opportunity to work in a busy clinic, exactly
where I wanted to live. All my prayers were being answered.
For the !rst six months life was magic. I walked the beach, worked
only 4 days a week and was well paid.
Two of my children came up to visit. Life was good. I was living in
a unit overlooking the main beach at Surfers Paradise. Could it get any
be"er than this?
I decided to purchase my own home. I saw a For Sale sign on a
home on the Gold Coast Highway. It was a run down house on a perfect
corner lot where I could live and work from home - To this day I cannot
believe what I did – I signed an unconditional contract on a house that
was overpriced - I did no homework and allowed myself to be led like
a lamb to the slaughter.
I realized a few weeks later just how bad a situation I was in, but
with a signed contract I knew I was in for a !ght that somehow I had
A chiropractor that was working with me in the clinic found
out about the house and o#ered to give me money with a plan of a
future partnership. He had family who were builders and could do the
renovations. In my head it seemed the perfect solution and, with that
deal in place, the banks were willing to back me. Finally the sale of the
Within a month, the chiropractor went to a lawyer and demanded
his money back in 30 days and again I was in trouble.
I went to six banks trying to obtain an extra loan to pay this man
out and six times I was refused. If I did not have the money in 30 days I
would lose all that I owned.
I was sick to my stomach constantly and facing this man every
day at work I had to watch him seemingly sneer, and laugh at my
I knew I had to calm down and call on any inner strength I could
muster if I was ever to get out of this mess that I had created.
I thought about all the self-help books that I had read but had not
really put into action. If there was ever a time to test the theories of
those authors, believe me it was now!
I dug out one of my favorites The Science of Ge"ing Rich from an
old cupboard and re-read it.
That’s when I realized I was so focused on the fact that I would lose
the house that I forgot Rule Number 1, “What you focus on you will
achieve.” There I was like a tidal river rushing towards destruction with
my mindset totally askew.
That night I sat down with an empty notebook and wrote out all
the renovations that I would do to the house. How I would divide it
into two sections, one part to live in and the other would become my
clinic. I also planned the amount I would need to earn to keep the house.
Suddenly I knew if I started to work from home immediately I would
have double the income compared to where I worked now as they were
taking 50% of the money I earned as rent.
A good cleaning and a few of the rooms painted, I could make it
I got up early the next morning and was at my bank !rst thing. I
asked to see the Bank Manager and a$er a three hour wait I was admi"ed
to his o!ce. I asked him this question “If I doubled my income, would
you give me an extra loan?” and went on to explain how I could a#ord
to do this. He was doubtful that I could achieve it and then told me that
he would make a decision in three days. My deadline was fast running
out. I had only 4 days le$ before I could be exposed to a forced auction.
Although my heart was racing and my palms were sweaty. I thanked
the manager and le$ planning to spend as much time as possible in
the next three days meditating, planning in my notebook – anything to
keep calm and focused on keeping the house.
Going through my self help books I found one that I had not even
read called ‘The Wisdom of Florence Scoville Shinn.’ The book was
simply wri"en and in it I found a chapter on the blessing and how
important it can be. This struck a chord with me as I had been brought up
a Catholic and thought the vibration of a blessing would be important.
It would calm my mind and hopefully reach the other person. The night
before the banks decision I sat up all night. I couldn’t sleep anyway. In
my mind and in my book I planned the future I wanted to live and I
blessed every soul connected to my loan with divine love.
At work the day the decision was to be handed down, I found
myself going between periods of sheer terror and telling myself that I
would get the loan.
The receptionist knew I was waiting for a call from the bank
manager, and when my solicitor called she told him that I couldn’t talk
just now. He le$ a message to call him back and that it was urgent. My
The bank manager rang 5 minutes later, and with shaking hands I
took the call. All he said was, “I’ll give you the loan. Come in tomorrow
and sign the papers.” I let out a shout of joy and fell to the "oor
crying. My solicitor rang back in a few minutes, and told me that the
chiropractor was calling a midnight auction on the house because he
wanted ownership of the house for the price of the loan.
I swear that the best words I have ever spoken were, “I have the
money. The house is mine.”
I send heartfelt gratitude to all those authors for teaching me how
to bring a miracle into my life against all odds.
Barbara Saker graduated as a naturopath and worked in Victoria until
1994 before moving to the Gold Coast. She was president of the Australian
Naturopathic and Chiropractors Association in Melbourne and her clinic was
a training centre for naturopaths. She has sat on National Boards of Natural
Therapists. She has trained overseas in new modalities such as Total Body
Modi!cation, Neuro Emotional Techniques and Biomesotherapy. For more
information, please visit www.NaturopathAustralia.com or email her at
LIVING OUT YOUR TRUE POTENTIAL
T hroughout our lives the universe continually provides us with
opportunities to use our inner potential to overcome challenges.
To succeed, we only need to realize that to be truly happy and live in
abundance is to allow ourselves to become an expression of love.
Coming into this world as a new soul can be overwhelming at !rst.
We learn about how to live inside our world through experiences – both
positive and negative.
Due to our lack of knowledge in universal laws, we fail to realize
that each of our experiences is already based in perfection. So, we believe
that the things that happen to us are good, fair and just, or bad, unfair
and unjust. We are either elated by what we encounter in life or we are
hurt. And in response, we make judgments about how we believe each
situation will impact our future and how we therefore need to deal with
it, so as to always keep our own world intact.
The emotions that come with being at one with the universe can be
intense. They are the times when life feels like heaven on earth, when we
can feel divine energy vibrating through every level of our being.
It is during those times that we need to look a li"le further and
see the world and everyone in it as a whole – every piece, including
ourselves, needing to be in its exact place right now to make the puzzle
complete and ever evolving.
We also know the emotions that come with denying this essence of
love within, pushing it aside for a myriad of reasons. We believe that
by pushing it aside and not allowing it to "ow freely throughout our
being, we will keep the hurt away. We will be able to operate at a safer
level, not having to face and deal with disappointments and pain.
Instead of allowing love to direct us, it is during these times
that we allow what we call logic, common sense, our ego to prevail
– never realizing that they can be distorted over time by our thinking
and the picture we have painted of the world and how we believe it
But love – our divine essence - is still involved. It allows us to be
who we think we should be at any given time.
So, if we encounter an experience where we are deeply hurt, so
deeply that we believe relationships, whether professional or personal,
have been destroyed, love will move aside for us. It will allow us to
believe that the situation cannot be resolved and we need to move on,
give up or be resigned to the outcomes. It will move us through pain,
loss, grief and sorrow, so that a$er some time we are able to refocus
on life di#erently, believing that we have grown and learned from the
experience. That this is what life is all about a$er all – to live and learn –
and that with this new knowledge we will be able to be"er judge future
encounters and hence respond in a way which will ensure the loss and
hurt cannot recur.
Or further still, we make a decision that the pain was so intense
that we can’t bear to ever deal with this type of life experience again.
So, we start to build a wall of protection around us – be it to keep others
from ge"ing too close, from business associates taking advantage of us
or the like. We build ourselves an imaginary fortress, which we believe
will protect us from anyone or anything with negative intentions. And
we only ever allow ourselves to feel any new experience to a certain
‘safety’ level, before we pull away into our fortress for fear of repeating
Whether we realize or not, this is how we live our lives.
If we only knew the truth. That love is always present - always in
its purest form, never changing. And true to the divine spirit, it allows
us to live, learn, and grow, even if that means separating us from all
it has to o#er. Love waits and watches patiently from a quiet corner
within our hearts, hoping that one day we will awaken and come to
the realization that all things can be overcome, if only we allow love to
take our hand.
Taking love’s hand involves looking at ourselves and others
honestly, and recognizing that we all operate at a level appropriate to
our level of evolution. We are part of a puzzle that is evolving.
We are in"uenced by our experiences in the world and the actions
and reactions these bring with them. Our frequencies reverberate with
every other being in the universe. We are all in this together, as the
song goes. And like the wings of the bu"er"y, our every thought and
action will cause a stir in the ma"er of time and space that makes up
Divine spirit works through thoughts and actions that come from
a base of love, li$ing our vibrations. Working through fear on the other
hand lowers our vibrations. Each vibration, in turn, ripples across
the universe like a wave across the sea, impacting all of us on a daily
So, if we can accept that this is the case, we need to ask ourselves
some of the bigger questions about life:
How can we create a world of peace and love, when with every
destructive word, thought and action, we continue to create waves of
negative vibrations to wash over all of us?
How can we !nd a way to accept our shortcomings, our talents,
our failures, our successes, our di#erences, ourselves?
Science tells us that these things can be achieved when a critical
mass of people come to realize the mystery of life - that they are a piece
of the puzzle, perfectly unique and therefore never repeated within the
picture of life. Reaching this critical mass will then allow all others to
come to this realization within a short span of time.
All we need to do, to contribute to the critical mass, is allow love
to work within each piece so that it can achieve its potential and take its
place within the whole.
On a personal level this means we need to listen to our still, inner
voice, deep within our soul, as the voice of love. And we need to live
our lives with positive intentions every step of the way. Every thought,
action and reaction must be consciously !lled with love.
Starting each new day with pure intentions, consciously making
a decision to smile, making every sentence spoken express positive
thoughts, ensuring every decision will have a bene!cial outcome for
those involved. We need to do this freely, honestly and with gratitude
for the results this will bring.
And if we happen to slip or trip along the way, we need to be
thankful for how far we’ve come, forgive ourselves and others and
continue con!dently on our way. Then with each step we will notice
the journey become easier and the rewards greater. Abundance will !ll
our professional and personal lives in a myriad of ways and together
we will create a new world!
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coach and property investor. Her company Finance IQ specializes in assisting
people from all walks of life in developing and implementing personal
wealth creation strategies to achieve their life goals. You are invited to visit
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SHAMANIC SOUL NLP:
PATHWAY TO AN ABUNDANT LIFE
M y eyes gazed peacefully across the horizon of Laguna Bay. The
sun was beginning to se"le, transforming the sky with its majestic
hues of pinks, oranges, yellows and blues. In the stillness, the water
lapped gently on the white shores. People passed by holding hands and
romance and love "owed between souls.
An abundant life – a life full of wonderful experiences when you
are guided to live in your spirit. This may mean wonderful adventures
and meaningful experiences in the pure spirit of joy: a day in the
sunshine, talking to friends, a warm cup of tea, a relationship, a home,
being near loved ones, dancing under the moonlight singing, sharing
a story, rolling on the "oor and laughing together and making love,
experiencing new places, or just sharing your thoughts.
Abundance is the connection to your spirit and the way you allow
yourself to love you. You can create a personal partner and friends to
share the joys of life with.
Deep within us all is a hidden magic which you can unlock to
create a wealth of joy and love
Where to Find the Source of Creating Abundance
Within us all is the source of our deepest self-expression. Contacting
this inner spiritual awareness and knowing that you are loved totally
and unconditionally is the key to creating abundance. When your heart
and soul knows this, it can accept the greatest gi$ of who you really
Once you have entered into your inner realization, the magic of
abundance begins. The causal layer of spirit transforms your mental,
emotional, astral/ethereal and physical worlds. You can materialize and
bring abundance into every aspect of your consciousness.
The Key to Abundance is a pure heart and pure soul intent on
connecting to the great source of eternal love. I always remind myself
of that beautiful story of Aladdin and the Magic Lamp and how
Aladdin with his pure heart was permi"ed to enter the cave where
unlimited treasures were to be found. The mind, Ja!r, could not enter
this inner world. Aladdin entered taking his pet monkey – showing
his sense of playfulness and humor and he gained the knowledge of
how to call upon the genie to grant his wishes to transform his life,
plus how to use the magic carpet to transport him into a di#erent
We can all master this abundant transformation by adopting a
purity of soul intent.
The Great Gi" of an abundant life is ours when we regain eternal
trust in soul love. When your soul is ready, the source chooses you.
The limitations and restricts of the past begin to melt away and new
doorways and possibilities expand into your consciousness.
Over the years in my professional work, many people have asked
me how do you do this and I ask them two questions:
“What do you believe about eternal love? Whether you call it God,
The Source, Enlightenment, Oneness, Nature – it transcends beyond
all religions and cultures.” and I wait and listen to their responses. If
it is a positive answer then I continue.
The second question is, “Have you ever had any death wishes?” I
want to know if they believe they should be alive and on this wonderful
planet and can be loved.
These beliefs can then be aligned to the Spirit of accepting the
great gi$ of Abundant love, help and caring.
Divine States and Soul Experiences
Assisting people on Soul journeys has given me great pleasure. I
watch in wonderment as individual’s experience the realization that
they are truly loved, and all their abundant dreams can come true
from a deeper level than just what the mind and will would create.
Souls experience truth, freedom, love, joy, peace, health and
wealth. This is the great gi$ of abundance as it !lters into our everyday
The di#erence between creating abundance from the Soul is that
it is the deepest form of love we can discover within us.
No need to create using your will, mind and emotions on the
basis of fears which limits your spirit. The need for a"ention, power
and control will enslave your spirit.
The Shamanic Way releases the spirit to live abundantly with the
assistance of the source of love.
Intention and Motivation
If you truly wish to transform into an abundant life, all you need to do
is pay a"ention to your intention and motivation. Are you motivated
by anger, fear, guilt, hurt grief, anxiety, depression etc? It is very easy
to try and control what Abundant Love is or isn’t. Would you like to
!ll your life with a soul heart mate, soul friends and relationships,
your ideal home and place where your soul would love to live, soul
prosperity and abundance? What would your answer be?
Do you long to end su#ering and limitation?
Should your soul intention long to change, it is no longer necessary
to analyze and delve into your programs, lessons, your life traumas,
your genealogy or even past lives. You can simply and easily, with
purity of the right intent, dissolve the past into a new awareness and
consciousness of unlimited abundance.
The Shamanic Tradition
Many years ago a girlfriend of mine gave me an American Indian
healing wand – a gi$ of pure intention that many cultures still adopt.
Healing is achieved through purity of intention on the part of the
healer and those wishing to be healed, whether it is for physical,
mental, emotional or spiritual healing.
The simplicity of some of the Shamanic methods allows us to
simply and very quickly li$ beyond our minds and wills into our
inner soul world and we can be transported into places of wonder
and abundance where our souls are healed. This transforms our outer
life at the deepest level.
I remember reading about the messages from the Gaia – an ancient
knowledge that I observe operating today – that eventually you will
set yourself free and the soul will return to its source and regain its
balance. All the experiences we have are merely to remind us that we
can’t wander o# alone without love. The Source waits patiently for us
to remember that abundant love is the source of all life.
Maybe you believe in the forces of the nature Spirits – all will
return you to soulful balance.
A Path to Freedom and Abundance
In the East and now in the West I o$en hear the phrase u"ered, “This
is your Karma or su#ering.”
If you long for a pathway to freedom and abundance, then I
urge your soul to purify its intent and begin to connect to the Source
of all Love. Accept the great gi$ of a soul mate, soul friends and
relationships, soul adventures and a home, soul families and groups,
soul prosperity and abundance.
I wish for you to live a soulfully, magically, abundant life.
Jon Brenton, B Com, Dip Ed, NLP trainer & Master Practitioner. Jon founded
the Australian NLP Centre in 1995. A former senior teacher, nurse, father of 8,
artist, self-taught designer/builder, business owner and self-made millionaire.
Jon has wri"en 10 manuals on NLP, Breakthrough Trainings and Shamanic
Soul methods to resolve some of the deepest concerns, simply, easily and
e#ectively. He assists thousands to enjoy a rich, ful!lling and abundant life.
DISCOVERING LIFE IN ALL ITS FULLNESS
K neeling on the shower "oor, I let the hot water rain down on me
as I retched into the drain. My head pounded with yet another
hangover from the excesses of the night before… and I couldn’t
remember how I got home. I work long hours at a highly stressful
job, commute for two hours a day, and use the bar every evening for
therapy. I take ca#eine tablets on the train to work and have regular
panic a"acks on the Underground. I am overweight; miserable at
work, and in my private life and my drinking has become an increasing
problem. I am having memory blanks and I self-medicate with sugar
and painkillers. This is the third working day in a row I am being sick
That was my life – and the day I decided to make a change. I felt
disgusted with myself for becoming this unhappy person who just
worked too hard and drank too much. I felt that I was just existing
and not living a life I wanted. I was burnt out and empty physically,
emotionally and spiritually. I did not recognize myself anymore. This
was not “life in all its fullness.”
I needed to make a change, but it was hard because I had made a
life that centered on my job. My salary paid the bills and I didn’t have
any money saved. My friends consisted of co-workers and I didn’t
know what else I would do for a job. I was desperate to quit my job
and move on, but I just didn’t know how to do it. I had tried to make
changes before, but had always stayed where I was. But this time was
di#erent. I had hit rock bo"om.
I learned then that until you look and analyze your life, you
can’t change your behavior. There needs to be a compelling reason
to change. You also need to acknowledge why you want to change
before you are ready to act. Once you are sure about what you want,
you can change your behavior through action and persistence.
It took nine more months, but I did resign my London city job
and head for the Australian Outback. I needed space and silence to
heal myself and become well again. I wanted to feel alive - to be closer
to nature and be away from the city. By then I had some money saved
and just thought I would see what happened.
I arrived in Perth, Western Australia and spent the !rst week
repeating all the behaviors I had lived in London, and crying on
the phone from homesickness. Then I learned to scuba dive and I
discovered a di#erent world.
The experience of learning to dive took me out of my comfort
zone and into nature in its most elemental form. I had to learn to
breathe again, to move di#erently, to use my body and relax. I was
truly out of my element, but underwater was an abundance of life I
had never experienced before.
I travelled for three months through Western Australia, scuba
diving on the coast and driving through the desert and bush. I got
back to the important basics in life and met people who lived a totally
di#erent life to the big city.
One day hiking with a group of fellow travelers, I found myself
alone in the bush at the top of a waterfall. The area is sacred to the
Aboriginal people and I could feel the spiritual energy of the rushing
waters. I looked out across the gum trees and red earth and felt an
incredible peace. I !nally felt this was me - that I had shed the fake
person I had become in the city. I built a li"le pile of rocks at the top
of the waterfall and poured water from my bo"le over it. Fresh water
is precious in the outback and I felt it was the most important thing
that I could o#er right then. As I poured the water out, I said thank
you to the Universe for the experience and the abundance of nature
that I was part of, and for how my life would change. That night we
made camp at a remote outback sheep station. There was a very basic
shower in a tin shack, but a$er four days away I was covered in red
outback dust and grateful that there was a shower, no ma"er how
rudimentary it was. As I stood under the hot water, I thought, “This
is how a shower should really feel.” I was no longer retching and full
of despair. Instead I was invigorated and alive. I washed myself clean
and laughed at how far I had come.
Eventually I was ready to come back to the city and start my
career again. I realized that it was not the city that was the problem.
It was not my job, my boss, or the industry I worked in. The problem
was the way I dealt with all of these things, the way I had shaped my
life around my job and had let other priorities slide. I had neglected
my body, my spirit and emotional life, and devoted all my energy
into work for someone else. You get what you focus on and I got a life
!lled only with work.
During my time in the outback, I had thought about how I wanted
to live my life and what I wanted to do for work. I realized I wanted
to contribute to society and make a di#erence in people’s lives, and
wanted to feel useful plus have a ful!lling career. Most people feel
the same way. They want to work - just not at jobs that are soul-
destroying. The problem comes when the job they work at solely for
the paycheck doesn’t !t with who they are as people and doesn’t o#er
growth, challenge and development.
We want to love what we do every day, but many people detest
their jobs and don’t know how to change the situation. So o$en
people are held back by a limited view of their capabilities and the
possibilities of what work they can do. They are trapped, as I was, by
money, responsibilities, expectations, and by not knowing what to do
instead. My experience showed me that you can change your life for
When I came back to the city, I decided to shape my future career
and aim for what I wanted to achieve with my life. It has been a zigzag
path, but I am now a freelance consultant and author, helping other
people to change their working lives. I have used my own journey to
develop paths for others.
I know you have the power to change your work situation and
in doing so, improve your whole life. The most important thing is to
take responsibility for your life, right now, and take the !rst steps in
a new direction. Whether this is a small change, or a big step into a
life-changing decision, start now because life is too short to not enjoy
what you do!
Joanna Penn is an international consultant and the author of “How To Enjoy
Your Job.” This powerful book is targeted to your speci!c work problems so you
can start making changes tomorrow. It contains easy to use visual diagrams,
strategies, tips, questions and inspiration to change your job and your life! For
your Free Chapter, e-workbook and audio, go to www.HowToEnjoyYourJob.
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VENTURING FURTHER INTO THE UNKNOWN
V enturing further into the unknown, making hard decisions and
leaving parts of my life behind is sometimes scary, sad and
di!cult. With some changes I feel reluctant and unsure of myself, while
some are exhilarating and change how I feel within. Some changes
haven’t necessarily brought the results that I’d expected, with plenty of
surprises along the way. Successful people know, “If you’re not ge"ing
the results that you want, you have to change what you are doing.”
Many big changes disguise themselves as just a li"le change at
the start, but some of the li"le changes that you make will amazingly
become the big ones that will take you where you need to go. When
these changes become big, they can cause you to crash into a big solid
concrete wall with a thump. I think the wall is made of extremely hard
structural cement, not like so$er mortar, but this will be one of the
best things to challenge you and be the place where you most need to
A seemingly li"le change I made, was to look a$er my health be"er.
I joined a few friends and shared the cost of a personal trainer. I was
open and prepared to try whatever I was asked. During my twenties I
had some health issues and found jogging a problem. Now in my forties,
I’m realizing how di#erent my body is and I’m now able to easily jog.
As a result I’m thinking di#erently and considering di#erent activities I
hadn’t even remotely considered throughout the past 20 years. Pursuing
be"er health and !tness with the exercise group appeared to be a small
change, but is becoming a much bigger change.
I’m continuing to make many changes in my life. Sometimes I feel
like a computer when I hit the concrete wall - I regularly reboot and pull
myself back on track. Occasionally, I need to take time out to do things
I enjoy, forget about the rest of my life for a while and stop thinking
so much. Then reassess what I’m doing and sometimes make further
decisions and changes to keep moving forward. I’ll then get back on the
horse and get going again.
When you persist regardless of the obstacles, this is when the big
changes really happen. When you hit the concrete wall, this will be the
challenge that needs the most a"ention to get where you need to go.
These tough times can be when the most learning happens and you
develop so much deeper as a person. These changes aren’t necessarily
instant and it can seem like they’re taking forever, particularly the most
important, fundamental changes deep within.
Try making some changes in the way you do things, what you do
and when. It may not even make a lot of sense, but then you might just
surprise yourself with how di#erent you feel. You will react di#erently
in various circumstances and will even be able to do things you had
never thought of yourself doing. Finding your real passion may happen
in the process. Wouldn’t it be great to be doing something that makes
you eager to get out of bed everyday? You may be chasing !nancial
abundance and discover the best most satisfying abundance of all - a
ful!lling life with deep inner happiness.
One of the biggest changes that I’ve made is to reduce the amount
of alcohol that I drink. The authorities tell us that it’s okay to drink a
certain amount, but I think they’re only looking at recommendations
that stop drinking from becoming a noticeable problem. I know it’s a
problem when it a#ects your life and those around you, but the problem
is that it’s almost impossible to recognize at the time this is actually
happening. As a woman, becoming pregnant is an extremely sobering
event, but a$er being a regular drinking partner with my husband,
going cold was tough. I felt the cravings throughout most days. This
continued for a very long 3 months and less o$en for much longer.
When I became pregnant, I also le$ an isolated mining town, an
area where the alcohol consumption is one of the highest in the country
and is a very normal part of the culture. Living away for extended
periods helped, the drinking wasn’t happening in front of me as much,
the wine wasn’t in the cupboard with the groceries and my husband
wasn’t drinking in front of me. My husband is a wonderful host, it’s
natural for him to regularly o#er to pour me a drink, serve food etc. The
liquor store also wasn’t right next to the healthy fruit and vegetables
inside the supermarket. All of these situations make it very easy for
alcohol to be such an important part of life.
Living apart from my husband for extended periods has meant that
sometimes he’d "y out of the mining town to spend time with us and
we’d "y back to the mining town to spend time with him. Each time the
drinking is a very important part of a classy social life. When the kids
and I "ew out of town each time, I felt like I was "ying away to dry out.
I had to go through the withdrawal, cravings and emotional trauma of
trying to get through di!cult days without feeling like having a drink
in the evening.
I try not to drive around near the end of the day when I’m tired and
worn out, as it’s so easy to use the drive through at the liquor store. I
tell myself I don’t have to !nish a glass of wine and o$en throw out le$
over wine down the sink in the mornings. This makes it easier in the
evenings, when it’s very normal to have less will power.
A$er the longest time without drinking at all, I discovered that
I was able to make be"er decisions. I had much more clarity to !nd
solutions to some issues that I had previously been struggling with.
Like the classic song “I Can See Clearly Now” by Johnny Nash. I could
see the blue sky much more clearly and the decisions that I needed to
make. I could also recognize more of the obstacles that I needed to get
Finding that I could think more clearly was at times like a light bulb
turning on. A few of these light bulb moments even made me feel a li"le
embarrassed, as I couldn’t believe that I hadn’t thought of what where
sometimes very simple solutions to very simple problems. To anyone
else and even to myself at the time, it seemed that most of my decisions
where very good ones, as I’ve done very well in many areas, but the
light bulb moments taught me that I could have had more clarity and
been doing even be"er.
It’s amazing how capable our mind and body is of some very big
changes. It’s also very empowering to discover new possibilities and
di#erent things mentally and physically that you can achieve and feel
di#erent towards. The journey to inner abundance and a ful!lling and
meaningful life will take you places you may have never dreamed
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ABUNDANCE OF HAPPINESS
I don’t want to get out of bed. I don’t want to do anything. I don’t
want to see or talk to anyone who knows me – they’ll know there’s
something wrong. How I hate that the whole world knows what I am
feeling at any particular moment! I just want to stay in bed and sleep,
and cry, and sleep, and cry. I just want to be wrapped in my husband’s
arms – that’s the only place that feels okay.
That’s what my world used to be like as my world was ruled by
depression. I wasn’t really functioning as a mother to my beautiful
daughter and my wonderful husband Reid picked up all the slack – and
there was a lot of slack to pick up. At the time, we were self-employed,
running a successful bed and breakfast in Victoria’s Yarra Valley. If I
had to, I could bring myself to deal with customers – strangers were
okay as they didn’t know what I’m like normally.
I have ba"led depression in various forms since puberty, including
post-natal depression and have tried numerous means to overcome
it – books, counseling, meditation and medication (which I saw as a
copout, a failure) but I was able to acknowledge that I needed that
assistance. Nothing I tried solved the problem for any length of time, or
for that ma"er made me feel that I really was okay. But now, all of that
has changed. Now I don’t just exist, I live my life with an abundance
I was "icking through the TV channels one day and caught the
end of Oprah. In this show she had been talking about The Secret. I
didn’t get to see too much so I started sur!ng the web. The information
that I found caught my interest, so I ordered a copy of the DVD. When
it arrived a few days later, Reid and I sat down together to watch it and
we were blown away. This Law of A"raction; it seemed so simple, but
so logical. I had been brought up in a Christian environment and while
I no longer believed what I once used to, I still believed that there are
other forces/entities at work in our world.
While watching the DVD, I particularly liked Jack Can!eld – co-
creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. So, it was back to the web
to do some more sur!ng and research. I came across a book Jack had
wri"en called The Success Principles – How To Get From Where You Are To
Where You Want To Be. I thought that this sounded exactly like what I
needed, so another purchase.
This book arrived a few days later and WOW, to say that reading
this book and then what followed was life changing would be an
understatement. The !rst chapter is about taking 100% responsibility
for your life in all things. I have always been big on accepting
responsibility, so this resonated well with me. I started telling Reid
about how wonderful this book was and very quickly we had to buy
another copy as we both wanted to read the book at the same time.
Brie"y, the book covers !nding out why you are here, believing in
yourself, challenging limiting beliefs, continually improving yourself,
developing an a"itude of gratitude and !nding ways to serve.
My world changed immediately. I was able to see that I was the
creator of my world and that my a"itude was my responsibility. I chose
to cease taking my anti-depressant medication, in spite of my doctor’s
Now, before I go further, I have to say that this was what was right
for me. I am not advocating it as the solution for everyone who has
depression, but it may be of assistance to some. Some may also feel that
if I was able to start managing my depression that easily, then possibly
I didn’t really have depression at all. They are entitled to that opinion,
but I know that what I had was depression and it was con!rmed by
I started to change how I thought about things – the glass went
from being half empty to half full. I became more optimistic about
things. Another big change was how I interacted with people – in
particular my sister Bess (Liz to the rest of the world). We had been on
di#erent journeys in our lives and Bess had recently been advised that
her breast cancer was terminal.
Bess had started her own spiritual journey a few years prior and
while not pleased that she would be leaving this earth and would miss
things like grandchildren, she had made her peace with her fate. She
was very particular about people saying she was “ba"ling cancer.” She
preferred to say that she was “living with cancer” – a big di#erence in
I had been struggling with wanting to spend time with her while
I could, but at the same time if that was not what she wanted, then I
wouldn’t make it a big issue.
I asked Bess how I could assist her by using this Law of A"raction
to manifest what she wanted – and that changed everything. Bess
stated that in that moment I was completely honoring her and our
relationship changed to one that in time became the most honest,
nurturing, unconditionally loving relationship that I have ever known.
She passed in February 2008 and I desperately miss her physical
Reid and I were so taken with Jack’s book that we decided to
undertake his week long course in America, called Breakthrough to
Success. Again, life changing. It sounds so cliché, but that’s exactly
what it was. It was also challenging emotionally, but because I allowed
myself to participate, I was rewarded with the learning’s.
These days I am empowered to be whom I want to be – though
it is a progressive journey and some days are be"er than others. I am
striving towards my dreams and goals with a contented, peaceful
knowingness that I am more than okay as I am and that I will achieve
all that I plan. I am conscious of when I am slipping back into my
depressive ways and I now have the tools to combat that.
My happiness manifests itself in numerous ways. I have the most
wonderful husband and marriage imaginable, my relationship with
my daughter is improving, we are living where we want to live and are
building a business that will enable us to assist others to learn what we
have. There is always enough money to do what we want, even if we
are not sure from where it is coming.
Each night I express gratitude to the universe for 5 things that
have happened during the day, and I know that the universe sends
people and opportunities my way to enable my plans and dreams to
become reality. I also now have the most wonderful network of genuine
I am so thankful for all that I have learned, but I am mostly thankful
for now having an abundance of happiness.
Sharon Tregoning with her husband Reid founded Magik Wand Media & Magik
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ASK… BELIEVE… RECEIVE
A s a young child, I believed that my thoughts created my reality.
No-one around me had any idea what I meant when I tried to
explain this concept, this belief, this knowing. I let go of it at about
seven or eight years of age, sure that I must have been wrong.
Soon I had forgo"en the ‘Think and it is so’ idea. With that belief
gone, I thought that this existence is all there is to life. I became a bit
disillusioned and a bit of a ‘What’s the point of it all?’ crept in to my life.
Life was OK but not great, not the adventure, not the fun it had been
before when dreaming was part of what I did.
Knowledge is a wonderful thing. A li"le bit of knowledge can lead
to a clearer understanding of something already known; can lead to
creative ideas as two planes of thought collide; can lead to knowledge
in totally new areas; and can lead to previous knowledge remembered
and perhaps cl