If you’re reading this blog, you have a deep urge to come home to yourself.

You have a strong urge to help the world heal, and you have a feeling that the best place to start is by healing yourself.

You know that our world becomes lighter, one soul at a time, and that the light from a lit soul can light many others.

You’ve had a taste of the spiritual life – perhaps you found a connection on retreat, at a yoga class or in your church, and you’re wondering how you can cultivate that feeling in your everyday life.

You want to move your spiritual practice off the mat, out of the church or temple, away from your meditation cushion and into the rest of your life; I have a feeling that if you’re reading this, you want your whole life to be your spiritual practice.

This is the path of the Practical Mystic, who knows that everything in life is sacred, even the profane. Everything has a place and a purpose, and every minute of every day gives us an opportunity to acknowledge and express our inner divinity.

Those of us on the path of the Practical Mystic start our work from within, moving naturally and inevitably to our life purpose, our work within the world. We cultivate, through our personal practices, a beautiful, strong base to return to, a place where we can recharge ourselves and feel completely safe.

We are our own harbour; we are our own safe place.

There are things that come up to challenge us when we start to fully live the breadth and width of our lives. It can take time to break through old patterns and it’s easy to slip back into unconsciousness.

I want you to know though, that waking up is not something that just happens once and that’s it – BANG – enlightenment! We wake up again and again, every day, and each time we stay awake for just a bit longer, and our lapses into unconsciousness become shorter and shorter.

This is our life’s work, and it’s best that we start as soon as possible, don’t you think?


  1. Wow, your blog is amazing!

    Reading the above is so weird as we have so much in common…. Taurus….. returning back to the pace you were raised…..thinking you were never going back to the pace you were raised!

    …. and my four your old daughter sounds just like your four year old daughter!

    Love your blog Sara.



  2. Not only is your blog interesting to read, it is also very pretty. I love the colors and pictures. Your children are adorable, your lifestyle is admirable because you have chosen it consciously, and I completely agree with your philosophy! Life IS best when shared. I am honored that you have listed my blog as one of your favorites! I am going to start posting again too!!


  3. […] Sara Foley at Smells Good Feels Good is an inspiration to me in many ways.  I love the beautiful poetry and pictures that she often posts.  When Sara started a home-based yoga practice based on a soon-to-be released e-book by Kara-Leah Grant, I was inspired to start as well!  Sara blogged about her 40-day journey almost daily, and keeping up with her experience was a joy to read.  It was interesting too, because Sara is in Australia and I am in NY, so when she was getting up, I was going to bed, and vice versa.  Sara blogs about her family, life in Australia, and the spice of life that she is cooking in her home, in her heart and in her soul. […]


    • Hey, thanks so much 🙂 It has to be one of my favourite things about blogging, the people I meet (other than writing of course, man, I love that!) 🙂


  4. How do I begin to – Thank You – for stopping over and following my humble blog-o-thing?!? I wish you the very best, not only today but well into the future. Be inspired and please take care.


  5. Greetings! I just hopped over here from Dawn Landau’s, Tales From The Motherland, and I’m so glad I did. A few of the reasons why you blog completely resonate with me. “Writing puts my thoughts in order, and allows access to my feelings which sometimes seem incomprehensible to me.” I think of blogging as a way to deal with and to get my “stuff” out. ” I love to share the things I’ve experienced and learned in the hope that other people will gain inspiration and insight into their own life.” Absolutely!

    I used to be a merchant mariner, working on merchant ships (ship’s navigator), and then came ashore to have a family. Apparently the universe had big plans for me because since my (very special and amazing) son came into my life I experienced a spiritual awakening shortly after becoming Reiki attuned. I’ve been on a spiritual and healing path for about the past 4 years, and it’s been a-ma-zing! (Just experienced my very first Shamanic soul retrieval ceremony today).

    Lovely to have discovered you, and I look forward to reading more. -Susan

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    • Wow Susan, what an amazing journey! Were you frightened? Sometimes these unexpected awakenings can be terrifying in their intensity. I’ll pop over and check out your blog – I’m intrigued!


      • Actually I wasn’t frightened. It opened me up and made me curious to know everything, at once. I had a headache for about 2 days when it first happened. Basically, I had a psychic reading that was much more than a reading. It broke me open and woke me up. The woman who was reading me I have since learned was a sister to me in several lifetimes. Subsequently, she’s been a teacher/ sister/ friend. What’s cool is that now, as I do healing work on myself, it often helps her as well. I have blogged about some of the more amazing experiences I’ve had using hypnotherapy, such as receiving healing from an angel. That was so cool.

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  6. I really liked your comment on Jamie’s blog and I skipped over here to your blog and voila! I’m glad that I did. What a great blog. I look forward to your posts. Much of what you have to say, resonates so well with my own feelings and beliefs!


    • Oh, how wonderful – another kindred spirit. I really love Jamie’s writing, and over the years that I have been following her, I have discovered that she is a beautiful person as well, so any friend of hers is a friend of mine :). I am glad that you like what you see over here, and I look forward to getting to know you better as well.

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