Sunday, December 9, 2012

Om Namah Shivaya

Exquisite, powerful and beautiful

The Ocean

The ocean was calling out through the night.

Each crashing wave pulled me further in, until all that remained was silence.

These gifts God lays before us are right here, shimmering and sparkling with Presence. 

Knowing this, why do we plead and cry for signs and messages?

Why do we not realize that everything we ever need to see, hear and feel is always right here, praying for our attention?

Copyright Julie Hoyle- 2012


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Surefire Ways to Develop Your Intuition

I hear voices and always have. There, I said it. Now that’s out in the open, let me explain myself.
My life has been shaped by the miraculous. Since childhood, I have been graced with lucid dream initiations and life-changing, astral plane healing ceremonies with master yogis and Tibetan shamans.
In this strange and compelling mix, I have also heard voices. Sometimes the voice sounds like me. Other times, the voice sounds impersonal or takes on the same tone and inflection of a wise self from another time and place.
For example, when I was seventeen, I was sitting in the high school common room feeling depressed about my future. Having just discovered I had failed two important examinations, I thought my chances of getting into college were zilch.
However I audibly heard a voice saying, “Go and ask to re-sit the examinations. At the same time enroll in the senior college prep program.”
Without questioning what I'd heard, I confidently did as I was told. As a happy consequence, I went on to pass both the exams I had failed, was able to meet tertiary level requirements and find a place in college.
What I am sharing here is not new. Though you may have different descriptors and different examples, this is your story, too.
Your intuition speaks to you in a multitude of ways. It uses personal and direct language all your own. And it speaks to you through the voices of your friends, family members and co-workers.
There’s actually no getting away from it. The problem is, the voice of your intuitive wisdom can often be so close you don’t hear it. (Or maybe don’t want to hear it, if it's telling you to change the dynamic of something you’d rather not change!)
So, the real question worth pondering is: 
Do I listen to and act on what I am hearing?
If we really want to develop and strengthen our intuition, we must be proactive. We must listen to and act on what we hear inside.
Below is a simple checklist we can use at any moment in order to align with and act on our inner tuition. It goes like this:
1. Pay attention!

Don’t blank out inner guidance. Listen. Take note.
2. Take action!

If, for example, you are prompted to call and check on a friend, do it! The more you act on inner guidance—even the simple things—the more you will learn to trust it.
3. Tell someone!

Share the successful outcomes of how and when you followed your intuitive guidance. It will inspire others to do likewise and it will inspire and reinforce your own commitment.

Copyright 2012- Julie Hoyle

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


You can not 'find' peace, because you are not separate from it.

Peace is what you are. 

You realize this the moment you let go of identifying with the contents of the mind.

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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Monday, March 12, 2012


One who has merged with all that is,
Invited me into her heart.

I went not knowing,
The cost would be my life.

With eyes open,
Or closed,

All that remains,

Is the heart,
of the Mother.

Friday, March 9, 2012


Shortly after turning nineteen and while a student in college, I took a trip to visit my brother who at the time was living in Aberystwyth, South Wales. Paul told me he would be working long hours at a local vacation park and unavailable to offer tours of the area, but I was happy. Being alone suited a need in me to be indrawn and reflective. With no set schedule or obligation to anyone or anything, all I wanted was to wander free with a small map in hand and seek out places of natural beauty.

Each morning, after a quick chat with Paul over a breakfast of tea and toast, I would venture out, with the intention of walking for as long and as far as I could. The setting was perfect. Situated on the west coast of Wales, Aberystwyth offered spectacular views of Cardigan Bay and on a clear day, the lovely vista would suddenly be enhanced by the appearance of Mount Snowdon, standing in serene silence.

With such compelling scenery, I invariably opted to walk one of the many coastal pathways which wound their way up the hills on the edge of the bay or wove through woodlands. Each walk was always breathtaking. Inclines climbed steadily and with greater elevation, they offered an even more expansive and breathtaking view.

As seagulls swooped and screeched overhead, I would marvel at the craggy stone set against the ocean, and breathe in the fresh salt air. It felt good to be outside a classroom setting. With each focused step I felt as if my mind was being washed clean. All concerns of college papers and deadlines dissolved as if containing no real substance. At the same time, I watched my awareness expand to fill the vastness and I was effortlessly drawn into a state of peace and stillness that appeared to have no end.

All those years ago, although I did not know it, I was fulfilling an innate need for solitude and practicing a form of open-eyed meditation. Watching my footing and the steady flow of breath combined with the beauty of the environment was bringing me into 'present moment awareness.' In this state, I was gifted with, "The peace that passeth understanding." I was having the direct experience that peace is not something to be gained from outside, it is an inner state which we are gifted with when we take time to withdraw, be quiet and be with ourselves.


Thursday, March 8, 2012


“You validate people’s lives by your attention.” ~Unknown

When my husband and I lived in New Providence, the capital island of the Bahamas, we rented a charming wooden cottage with a sweeping vista of the ocean from a sweet, elderly man who was 88 years old.

Our landlord Leslie lived alone in an elegant house next door to our cottage and I made it a habit to visit him each day, after arriving home from teaching at a local high school.

Leslie was lonely and my heart would ache for him. Having lost his wife a few years earlier, he was a sad, wistful figure, who would spend the day sitting with the front door open, gazing out at traffic and wondering where all his friends had gone.

While I felt sorry for his situation, I was acutely aware of why people had stopped coming by. Leslie could barely hear a word anyone said and, as a consequence, my visits would consist of raising my voice to the highest level possible, which would leave me hoarse and physically drained.

One afternoon after making tea and settling down to attempt to communicate, Leslie started by labeling himself “a silly old fool” and then related an incident I will never forget.

Over the years I have recalled it many times as a way of highlighting the importance of being attentive and present.


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