If you could master one thing to ensure a fabulous life... in my experience it would be....
the soulful leap of faith!
For those of you walking a spiritual path you will have taken at least one scarey 'leap of faith' in your life before. Did it work out for you?
A leap of faith is required when our soul says YES to an offer or idea but the mind is struggling to make sense of it and blabbing constant doubts and excuses. When our mind can't see what our soul can see, it makes up excuses to avoid moving on.
"Oh I can't afford it, it won't work out anyway, I don't have time to do that, I'm selfish to indulge in my growth, I can do it all myself, I'll do it next time, next month, next year"... blah blah blah and on the mind goes with it's cheeky excuses!
Most of our life struggles come from listening to our minds doubts and excuses and not following our souls guidance.
Saying NO to our souls intuition is like saying no to the power of the divine and no to the fullness of life.
Have you ever felt the big rumblings of change coming but you are not clear what that change is?
Have you ever felt that your current circumstances are beginning to feel old and stale and you are ready to move onto something new... but you're not sure what, when, why or how?
Or maybe you know exactly what you want to do but you are paralysed with fear or overwhelm and terrified of taking the first step out of your comfort zone.
This is a feeling we all experience at different stages of our lives.
The divine crossroads on the adventure of life... a place that we can easily get stuck in for years waiting for the courage and clarity to move.
I certainly have been there many times myself. However, being the courageous free bird that I am I refuse to get stuck for too long.
When the rumblings of change arrive for me I am often drawn to a powerful spot in nature to contemplate. Nature is one of life's greatest inspirations. When immersed in nature any mental chatter, shoulds, doubts and fears usually dissolve and I am connected with the callings of my soul.
One of the biggest turning points of my life was 12 years ago when I was still working as an Occupational Therapist in the hospital system. I was counselling and teaching palliative care patients meditation, and ensuring their home was setup safely, which I loved, but the medical model and hospital system was driving me mad! Ahhhhh!
How could a job that I love be so frustrating!?! I had big dreams and visions bubbling below the surface but I could barely see past the safety of my regular government paid income and the conservative structure of the medical health system.
Until... I felt the call to Uluru.
We all have a dream but the road is often paved with giant excuses.
What's your dream and what is your list of excuses not to realise it?
I'd love to share with you the excuses that held me back for years and prevented me from realising my dream, in hope that it will inspire you to move past your excuses.
Do you often get stuck in a cycle of not enough YOU time?
Family, work and social demands keeping you in a dizzy spin?
Do you yearn for the time to be able to meditate, do yoga, read a good book, lie on the grass and watch the clouds, write in your journal, walk in nature or whatever keeps you in touch with YOU?
This is one of the most common complaints from my counselling/coaching clients.
"Ahhhh I have no time for ME?" they say.
In our busy modern lives our cheeky minds often create hundreds of reasons, justifications and excuses that constantly keep us from honouring thyself.
Excuses, excuses, excuses. Aaahhhhhhhhh!
You are more amazing, magnificent and extraordinary than words can describe. You are a walking miracle and deserve all of the treasures that exist in this world.
You are love itself with legs and arms. A walking bundle of magic and divine potential.
But I love to challenge you to grow and fully awaken so I must say...
you can also be dumb, wrong, bad, stupid and a failure!
Yep true! There... I said it... and I'll say it again!
You can be dumb, wrong, bad, stupid and a failure.
How does it feel to hear those words?
Sayonara 2014 and Aloha 2015!
Ok truth seekers ... the calendar year is soon to click over, so do yourself a favour and commit to calving out some time before new years eve and have a sacred moment with yourself.
To support your transition into the magic of 2015 I am gifting you a free 30 min meditation! Woohoo! See below.
Do you have people pleaser tendencies?
Are you too nice for your own good?
Is it time to unleash your inner biarch or inner devil?
I can confidently say that most people who end up on my mailing list and work with me as clients are the darling most lovely people you could ever hope to meet.
You are damn lovely and you know it.
Have you got your inner sparkle on?
Summer has arrived in the southern hemisphere... a time to stand up, come out and shine bright. Winter is here for the northern hemisphere... a time to go within and shine our inner light on any darkness.
Are you radiating contentment as the calendar ticks over into December?
OR are you exhausted from a big challenging year and ready to fall over, crawl into a hole and sleep?
2014 has been a big year for many of us as we have been collectively called to stand tall in the fire of truth and burn off deep layers of dross that no longer serves us.
The process of stepping up, removing old masks, clearing out the old and seeing through the drama can be tiring.
So with a month to go let's ensure that we finish the year strong and squeeze every last essence of truth, joy and freedom from this powerful year.
Does your mind race around at a hundred miles an hour some days?
Do you feel that you race through life often in your head... kinda top heavy?
Do you feel that your mind seems to get in the way of your life adventure?
If your answer is YEP YEP YEP.. don't worry it seems that most of the modern world is in their head.
Blah blah blah... and on goes the minds constant commentary.
The wise ones tell us to stop believing our thoughts...
but the cells of the body seem convinced of the minds words and quickly contract like stone.
They tell us to live in the moment and be present with the now...
but the movie of the mind kidnaps us from the moment and catapults us into the worries of the future.
They tell us to follow our heart and intuition...
but sometimes the mind seems so powerful that it's like trying to lasso a wild bull with a shoe lace...
not gonna happen!
So even though we know better... why does it sometimes seem so hard to escape the minds powerful and constant worrying, ruminating, judging, doubting and analysing?
I'm glad you asked!