Just like the lotus flower or water lily is born from, grows through and emerges from the mud, and stands tall in all its beauty and magnificence... so too are some of our most amazing experiences and creations born from muddy times in our lives.
During my most recent muddy time last year, I was feeling a bit stuck and in need of some new direction and inspiration. I was drawn to climb Wollumbin, the sacred volcanic mountain near to Byron Bay, in search of some clarity. I sat up at the summit for hours contemplating my life and simply sitting in silence. Out of the muddy mixture of emotions, a creative seed was planted as an idea to create a nature guide book to Byron Bay with a wellness journey woven through it. After that day on the mountain I set about writing this book and launched it last week within the local Byron Community.
I am very grateful to the 'muddy' mixture of emotions that were flowing through at that time as they cleansed my being and encouraged me to dive deeper than emotion to our creative source below. When we surrender, embrace and accept all that flows through our being, amazing things can happen. It is our resistance to the natural flow and cleansing of emotion that is often the cause of us feeling stuck and unhappy, not the emotion itself.
In my wellness practice I am continually inspired by my clients courage to face their demons and dive deep into the 'so called' messy bits of their lives and themselves. Those who do have this courage emerge from the mud with a new vibrant, colourful, sparkle and shine, just like the lotus.
Bless the mud. Bless the down right dirty and stinky times. Bless the cleanse that they bring. Bless the invitation that they offer to dive deep into the core of who we are. I wonder what beauty will emerge from your next muddy time if you have the courage to dive in!
If you would like a companion on your journey through the mud, me and my trusty gumboots would love to journey with you, encouraging, guiding and supporting each step. See Wellness Program webpage.
You can also purchase a copy of my new book at www.buried-treasure.com.au.