So, You Want To Make A DIFFERENCE??

So, You Want To Make A DIFFERNENCE??

First of all, you are alive; accept it.

The absolute most important thing is to know is yourself.

Love yourself as a creation of supreme existence. Cherish and Love yourself and YOUR LIFE. It is a gift that you chose and are choosing to accept.

Live it.

Let change move you into higher grounds, and allow others to change.

Number two, some suggestions:

Quit smoking FOR THE AIR, let your body benefit.


Never buy paper towels again FOR THE TREES. Use a towel. Or save and use your napkins that are otherwise getting tossed.

FOR THE OCEAN: Everything you touch that is plastic, THINK about whether you need that thing. Can you live with out it? If so, then you don’t need it!
that includes:
-Your daily starbucks coffee drink (bring your own cup)
-To go salads (make your own)
-The straw from lunch (just let your server know that you don’t use straws when you sit down)
-Plastic containers of detergent (you can buy powdered detergent in a cardboard box), etc, etc.


Take a shower every other day, or at least take short showers — your body cleans itself naturally. Use essential oils like a victorian princess.

Make your own cleaning and beauty supplies:

Walk or ride a bike whenever you can — your transit might be the best part of your day and a beautiful way to spend time with yourself.

Eat wisely, you are what you eat. Consider and respect the animal on your plate. Consider and respect the extra box of organic spinach grown hydroponically and transported across three states. Consider and respect the tomatoes from your neighbor, from the hand of an immigrant farm worker, from a can. Consider your organic, processed health bar you bought on sale. Consider eating whole foods and growing your own.


And how about new clothes? It is not unlikely that you never need to buy another article of clothing ever again, considering you can live naked from the moment you were conceived until your last breath.

The truth is we are not far removed from anything; not from the Great Depression Era that only a few generations ago forced every single individual in the U.S. to conserve and save everything, food, water, clothes, paper, and everything was a commodity, nothing was wasted. Ask your Grandma.

Nor are we removed from the indigenous peoples world wide that live traditionally to this day.

We are not far removed from the hunger, the happiness, the hate, the humanity.

Wether you choose to see it or not, we live with thousands of individuals and families who live on the streets, scraping their lives together;
and maybe in the past that was even you —
maybe it will be you in the future…

You are not separate from the animals.
You are not separate from the grasses, cactus, fruit trees.
You are not separate from the war, from the tsunami.



Know this and grow with it. Feel it.

Sulking gets us no where. LOVE MOVES.

Let the shadow push you to the light.

Connect with others in GENUINE experiences. You are your greatest judge. Release from your culture and live through your heart.

Your heart is the culture of all beings. Open it. Relax and breathe into it.

I like to imagine the powerful energy field around my heart and visualize it connecting with people, even when I’m in a conversation with someone that I don’t agree with, even when I see or hear politicians that I don’t agree with, with my family members, with hate, with pain, because love is more powerful.

Open your heart to spread the connective energy. The planet needs it now.

The first, the last, the only step to make the REAL difference in the world today, in your friend group, in your family is to OPEN YOUR HEART TO YOURSELF.


You don’t need to read a book, or take a class, or fight, or even think about a thing; you must look within. This is the absolute most important thing that has ever existed in yours or anybody’s life.

Make a difference and:

“Know Thyself”






Abigail Tirabassi: writer, dreamer, believer, artist, ocean lover, finding joy daily.

IG: @scrambby


Anand Mehrotra Australian Retreat – The Art of Relating

Join Anand Mehtora – Master Teacher & Founder of Sattva Yoga on this transformative and eye-opening immersion retreat.

The “Art of Relating” is an integral and sacred part of our human life. During this retreat we will be exploring how we can have relationships that are deeply satisfying and with mutual evolution?

What does relating really mean?

Why do we have relationships that make life so giving and yet so challenging?

Anand with his deep insight will lead us in an immersion about relating in an evolutionary way, exploring practices and heart wisdom in a magical setting where you will leave ready to transform your life and your realtionships.


The Retreat will be held at Gymea Eco Retreat & Spa, where they are absolutely committed to providing the best sustainable and rejuvenative retreat space. Positioned on 54 acres of secluded naturally undulating rainforest, with stunning views of majestic Mount Warning. It is an eco retreat that provides guests with the opportunity to relax and soak up the beauty of its natural surrounds whilst being close to Byron Bay and the Gold Coast.


What’s Included..

6 nights/7days accomodation at Gymea Eco Retreat & Spa

3 x Vegan Meals a day – prepared by Alex Klein

Snacks + Herbal Teas

1 x 1hr Organic Massage (to be booked in our free time)

2hr Group Healing Spa Circuit at the Gymea Spa

Morning Meditations / Lectures / Sattva Practices / Wisdom gatherings / other excursions with Anand .

There maybe some time for Jyotish Readings (Vedic Astrology) with Anand for those that can’t make the Sydney and Melbourne dates. Please contact me seperately if you would like a reading at the retreat – this is not included as part of the package.

++Transfers from the GC airport and Byron will be arranged – there will be one pickup per place – if that is missed then you will need to make your own way to Gymea Retreat++

=== There will also be a small amount of non-residential spaces on this retreat for those that live in the area – you must commit to all 7 days – please contact Geoff – – for information on this ==

For more information on Anands visit to Australia – go to