Living From The Heart

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Humans were designed to live their keyala* spontaneously from the heart, in the way we might imagine fairies or animals in the wild to live. We were originally hunter-gatherers – enjoyers of the fruit of the garden that we did not plant, not strategic labourers in the tilled field. Freedom and the natural abundance of nature are our birthright, our inheritance. This simplicity does not mean that we cannot play with and enjoy all the magickal things in this world that the mind has dreamed. It simply sketches an attitude for us.

Heart Living and Simplicity

heartStrategic living leads to greater and greater misunderstanding and experience of fragmentation. Every move we make from strategy leads to further distortion and we have no choice but to live in that distortion until the Heart finds the way to release itself. Living from the Heart brings us gently back to simplicity and the integrity of a child. Mostly we scuttle in fear between the two attitudes. I have a very clear vision and understanding of this mechanism and see it operating in most people who come to me. It was also once my way of living! The way we were all programmed to live. It causes suffering and distortion and a kind of puzzlement and disconnection from our instinctual nature as we fall deeper into unconsciousness and a sticky web of confusion about life and how we “should” be living!


My desire and intention is to live in integrity and continuing integration, grounded in the body, in the playful, spontaneous way of the Heart, and to facilitate this clarity in those who wish to play with me in this way of curiosity and self-discovery. I experience freedom and my natural state of happiness, and in this way everything can be known. I am drawn to share this way of living from the Heart by creating entertaining ways for ‘others’ to discover their original freedom, to realise who and what they are. I am always making it as easy and as obvious as possible for the mind to unite with the Heart – as I love the mind! I am interested in addressing the greatest challenges and illusions of the shadow… apparent lack, struggle, abuse, impotence, terrorism, pollution, illness and death. I know these are potential doorways to freedom for humanity, for individual humans. Transformation of this is like lifting a spell. It is alchemy, so I call myself an Alchemist. It is as good a name as any!

Honouring the Life Force

heartMuch can be spoken of – but it is the actual living of it that attracts wisdom, and this I love to share. Wisdom is Vidya, knowledge, the Goddess. I have a great love of India and its culture. Tantra is the name they give to the way of honouring the Life Force which is seen as feminine, the Goddess, Nature Herself, embodied wisdom. This of course includes sexuality, seeing as this is how life perpetuates itself. The feminine does not follow straight lines! I am a poet and a creative artist. I sometimes call my work, which is really play, Tantric Alchemy. This is my shorthand for transformation of perception and the feminine Way of the Heart, devotion to the Beloved. Attention – tenderness – is catalytic. Life is fractaline. Where and how we place our attention creates and magnifies our treasure.

I play with energy: communication, words, poetry, body, rhythm, breath, image, movement, dance, voice, taste and all the senses, regression and integration, devotion to Life Herself! The Game of Life!

I have shared many Live videos in the Silver Tent Facebook group – just search for #MoneyMagick and #MagickMakeover to hear more. The game continues!

*Keyala is a Bengali word meaning ‘spontaneous fancy, impulse or whim’

Jeanette Kishori McKenzie


heartJeanette Kishori McKenzie BA Dip Hum Psy RPP is a luminary and visionary alchemist. For more than 40 years she has explored the nature of consciousness, combining Eastern Wisdom with Western Communication Skills, Alchemy and Yoga to create a unique invitation to Self-Inquiry.


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  1. Eva

    Love this… and felt my heart respond, especially to that paragraph about playing with energy, communication, breath, images, word…. engaging in your generous teachings and the tools and perspectives you share is re-awakening deep magic in me, and renewing hope as well as bringing the satisfaction of seeing real effects. Thank you so much dear Jeanette xx

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