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Soulful Sunday #28: Love Is Stronger Than Hate

Welcome to my twenty-eighth instalment of ‘Soulful Sundays’. A weekly share where I post a roundup of soulful reflections, each including recipes, songs, quotes, blogs I have read and/or any other inspirational discoveries to sooth the soul.

For me, Sunday’s have become a day of quiet contemplation and simple pleasures. A time to reflect on the week gone by and to consider my hopes and dreams for the week ahead.

My hope is to extend some love outward and to share some simple pleasures with anyone who cares to receive them.

Soul Reflections

Heaven knows we need love now more than ever. In a world pervasive in deep depression and anxiety; stress and disease, separation, hostility and confusion – it is time we listened to our hearts, time for us to acknowledge the deeper yearnings and whisperings of our soul. It is time we became whole again.

With the recent terror attack claiming 22 lives in my home city of Manchester, I can’t help but feel our world can, at times, feel so fragmented. So senseless an act which claimed those innocent lives. So much sorrow those family’s affected will surely endure. Yet in spite of this, I refuse to believe we live in a hostile Universe. Manchester has shown much love during hostile times. And this is what I choose to focus on – the love, not the hate.

I believe that, if we all discovered authentic love and connection that the world would not only survive, but thrive.
‘The universities of the future will do one thing we do not do today. They will teach the art of self-discovery. There is nothing more fundamental in life.’
– Ben Okri
As a Teacher of Mindfulness and Yoga for children, I visit multiple schools each term across Victoria, Melbourne. Throughout my teaching career, I have recognized the student’s parents and teachers crave simplicity and stability as much as their young ones, often (apologetically) participating in my sessions to surrender their busy lives to a moment of pure peace.
‘If every eight year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation.’
– Dalai Lama

Only with full hearts, can we bestow our loving gifts upon the world and shine our light upon those we love. I wish to bring more love and light to the world. Please support my journey towards spreading more love and connection; heaven knows we need it during these times of upheaval.

It is my wish to give something positive back to Manchester.

There is an opportunity to learn from the pioneers of spiritual healing by attending the Hay House Writers workshop in Sydney, where I’d have the incredible opportunity to submit a book proposal – a beautiful meditative Daybook of soul connection and hope in times of struggle. It teaches women to live by their own light, and by extension, their young ones and families. However, I cannot do this alone. I need YOUR help.

I have three days to try and push my votes above 565. I am currently sitting at 35 votes… So please VOTE, share, and spread the light. Thank you to those who have already supported me on this journey. My heart is so full of gratitude for each and every one of you. I am completely overwhelmed by the kindness shown from friends old and new and the connections I have made here in our online community of like-minded individuals and writers.
Your support means the world to me.
Let’s do this for Manchester. Let’s do this for my beautiful city. Let’s do this because the world needs more hope, more connection and more LOVE. You can vote here! Just click on ‘vote’, find my video (Hayley) and click on the love heart underneath! Thank you in advance ❤
Soul Strolls

Nature heals. This weekend I felt I needed just that, some time spent in Mother Nature and some energy healing. So we drove two hours out of Melbourne to join up friends who were camping at Cathedral Ranges. We enjoyed a beautiful climb up the mountain and some yummy food around the camp fire. 
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The view from a rock we stopped to perch on halfway up

Soul Food
It’s a rather cold and wet day here in Melbourne, so I thought I’d share my Chunky Chickpea & Sweet Potato Soup for those who may have missed it. It will warm your tum on a chilly day like today. Enjoy!

Soul Music
I am sharing Don’t Look Back In Anger by Manchester’s legendary rock and rollers, Oasis. Crowds sung this song recently for those lives that were taken too soon, and so I’d like to share the song here today as a reminder for us to avoid looking back in anger; love is stronger than hate.

Soul Sisters
Today, I’d like to share a post titled Releasing The Little Person Within by Di over at Matters For The Heart. A beautiful, poignant reminder for us to make peace with our inner child. I urge you to head over for a read of Di’s blog where she shares beautiful matters of the heart which resonate at a soul level.
I wish you all a peaceful Sunday.
In love and light,
Hayley xx

20 thoughts on “Soulful Sunday #28: Love Is Stronger Than Hate

  1. I thought of you when the bombing happened and hoped that all of your friends and family were unharmed. I’m so happy that is the case. It is sad for those who were harmed, my heart goes out to all affected. Mother Nature is always such a healer isn’t she?
    Your soup looks delish, I will have to try it when it gets chilly again!! I hope you are collecting the votes needed. I’ll keep sending it out to the Universe…Vote for Hayley, vote for Hayley…it has too help!! Wishing you a beautiful week ahead my soulful sister!! xo

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    • Thank you soul sister 😘 Mmmm the soup is delicious Debs, perfect for our Melbourne winter! Envious of your sunshine! Yes, it was such a senseless act taking those innocent lives, thankfully my friends and family were safe 🙏🏻 I didn’t quite reach the votes Deb but I will persevere… Divine timing is at play in all of our lives and we must keep the faith! 😊 xx

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      • Love your attitude Hayley and you are right, divine timing. We have to get ready to be ready to be ready!! When we are ready the time will be right. I have complete confidence in you and so does the Universe. Much love…xo

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      • Awe thanks, you do the same for me! I too wish I lived local it would be amazing and so much fun to spend time together. One day it will happen!! All my life Australia has been one destination spot that has always enticed me…now I have even more reason to visit. I look forward to surprising you one day and knocking on your door…soul sisters unite! xo

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  2. Hello dear Hayley,
    This is such a heartfelt beautiful tribute to your home town as well as the plea to keep our eyes focused on love and what we are ‘for’ not against. It’s very true.

    It was great to read about your career to bring peace and contentment to the children. What a lovely thing to do. If you ever visit St Simon’s in Rowville, or plan to, I’ll have to let my son who teaches there, know you are coming!
    The reference to my blog post touched my heart and your words were so generous and it’s very kind of you.
    Thank you sincerely, Hayley.
    It meant such a lot.
    And as Miriam said, if we could vote multiple times, we would….
    With love and best wishes,
    Di 💐💕

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    • Thank you beautiful Di, and it was my pleasure to share your beautiful post as it really resonated with me as I’m sure it will with many!

      I will certainly let you know if ever I should be called to work in Rowville. I’d be delighted to meet your son!

      Thank you so much for being so sincere and kind, I told Miriam today that the biggest gift I’ve received are the many beautiful connections I’ve received via her share of my post, that alone makes my efforts so very worthwhile! Here’s to peace, love and connection. Sending you well wishes wonderful you 🙏🏻💫 xx

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      • Hello lovely Hayley,
        What a generous and kind reply. Thank you so much. It’s very special to me and means a lot.
        I agree… here’s to peace, love and connection and for these I’m truly grateful…
        Until soon,
        Hugs to you from me 💐💕

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    • Thank you Michelle! You’re amazing and inspiring and I’m so grateful to know you in this special little corner of connectivity 🙏🏻💫 keep rocking Sister! Much love 💗 xx

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  3. A beautiful post Hayley. We need more love and peace in the world , like the sort that both you and Di share with the words in your heartfelt compassionate posts.
    If I could I would press that ‘vote’ button 5oo times! Good luck and have a wonderful week ahead. Big hugs my lovely friend. xo

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    • Thank you my dear friend, I must say – I have met some beautiful likeminded souls through your share of my post this week, even if I don’t reach the required votes, the connections that I’ve stumbled upon from your share are a gift in itself which has made it all worth while. Thank you for being the amazing lady that you are Miriam, here’s to an incredible week xx

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      • You’re very kind. Honestly Hayley, it was my absolute pleasure to share your post. More people need to be aware of and read your beautiful writing so I’m really pleased that you’ve made so many new connections.

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