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Month: December 2014

A New Year Blessing

Posted in Heal Relationships, Self-Care and Self-Healing, and Trust The Universe

Can you be spiritually aware and also a real person?

Well can you?  It seems to me there’s some confusion here born out of the ‘new spirituality’ and ‘law of attraction’ movements.

How do we reconcile love and compassion for All with our natural human feelings of frustration, anger, grief, disappointment and irritation.  Not to mention those moments when you blurt out a hurtful comment or completely fail to empathise with someone else’s situation.  Yes, that was me (on both counts) with a couple of my nearest and dearest in just the last few weeks.

How we recover from and make sense of these moments is what sets us apart from those who unconsciously waltz on through life without so much as a backward glance or worse, who defend their behaviour by making those around them wrong and themselves right.

And no I don’t mean we’re better, I just mean we’re awake in our intention to be the best we can be and to continue to grow in our capacity to be a beacon of love and acceptance to all around us.  Isn’t that what you want? It’s what I want.

So as we surge forward into this new year, filled with gratitude for all we’ve experienced and been present to in 2014, I just want you to know, it’s okay to be a regular, normal, up and down, wrong and right, happy and sad human being while travelling your semi-enlightened path.

“The enlightened are not perfect, they just know how to follow their inner wisdom and to trust that whatever unfolds in their personal relationships and interactions with the general public is happening for deeper and more magical reasons than any of us are meant to understand.”

Even though our intentions may be pure, we will still stuff up occasionally and hurt those we love.  It really is all good.  Say sorry, bless the moment with love and light and move on knowing that all have benefited in some way from what happened.

My son and I at my bother's wedding this year - a highlight for 2014
Me and my son at my brother’s wedding this year – a highlight for 2014
A New Year Blessing

“I intend for you to forgive yourself as you would a little child as you say farewell to this year.  You are innocent, you are doing your best and you are always loved, no matter what.”

A new year is a fresh start.  Make sure you devote some time in the next few days to sit in a meditative state and visualise an eternal violet flame shining within your being.  This is your true essence and your gift from Spirit.

I can’t wait for 2015.  I have big visions for expanding my successful inner guidance coaching business, publishing my book on how to access your inner guidance and offering a series of meditations featuring the chakras as they relate to our natural world.  Not to mention the continuation of my local women’s meditation circle and my new women’s healing dance class.  I’m going to be busy, happy, healthy, balanced and prosperous. How about you?

If you’d like some spot-on help with creating your vision for 2015, contact me to talk over investing in one of my coaching programs.  I’d love to connect with you. <3

 

 

 

Three Tips for Keeping Calm this Christmas

Posted in Heal Relationships, Live From Intuition, and Trust The Universe

You can feel something shifting, can’t you.

We’re coming to the close of 2014 and this is our opportunity to reflect, release and realise how far we’ve come this year.

The Australian native we call a Christmas tree.
The Australian native we call a Christmas tree <3

Celebrate that you are still here and breathing.  Breathe in, breathe out…

Go softly into the coming year.  Be gentle on yourself and know that as you grow into greater love with who you are, your world will expand and your potential for your bigger life will be realised.  Allow that this may happen quickly or slowly, in a steady or a stop and start manner, or for a long while it may feel as though nothing is happening at all…

Be assured, all that you need is present in your life in every moment:  That problem with the computer, the package that hasn’t arrived, the friends running late to meet you at the restaurant, the lack of energy just when you had a long list of tasks to get through.  It’s all there for you.

When we embrace the truth that life is always guiding and gifting us with precisely what we are ready to face, it all feels so much more calm and easy.

See if you can look at whatever you are presented with on Christmas Day with this kind of open-hearted trust. And you know I’m not talking about the presents you unwrap, I’m talking about the people you spend the day with and how they present themselves from your perspective.

Remember, we all are here with our own pathway to travel, they’re not deliberately trying to upset or annoy you, they are your wonderful family and they are part of your life for very mysterious and magical reasons.  We all serve one another in many ways as we work through (or even settle into) our own dysfunction.

Also, please remember, you have free will.  You may feel obligated to spend time with certain people at this time of year and if that leaves you feeling drained, triggered or angry and resentful, then perhaps you’ll make a different choice next time.  You have the power to choose who you socialise with, no matter what the occasion.

So here are my three simple tips for being in your own integrity and staying calm this festive season:

Number one – Be mindful of who you commit to spending time with and find a positive reason to be with those whom you choose. If you can’t find a good reason to be there, bow out graciously.  Feelings of obligation and guilt have no useful role in our lives (thank you Anita Moorjani).

Number two – Allow that if tensions are high in certain family dynamics, that others (and even you), may end up expressing some long-suppressed truths in what look and feel like arguments.  These moments, while unpleasant can be very cathartic and be catalysts for healing and reconciliation.  When we hold fear around them happening we may contribute to the intensity rather than prevent them.  Being outdoors for at least some time during the day together can help to calm everyone down.  Perhaps you could suggest a stroll after lunch?

Number three – Set some loving intentions for the group, for yourself and each individual prior to arriving or greeting your guests.  While we are not responsible for any other person’s behaviour, we may set the energetic tone by holding ALL in light and compassion as the day commences.

Be yourself and be kind to you.  That is your Christmas gift to your soul.

I’m available this week for appointments to help you get your year started with enthusiasm and direction.  To learn more, take a look at my Inner Guidance Coaching page and contact me for a chat.

When You Look at What’s Real, You Succeed

Posted in Live From Intuition, Live Your Passions, and Trust The Universe

Why oh why do we over-complicate life?  

It’s the end of 2014 and I’m feeling aligned with this strong surge of energy to get organised, get moving and set plans in place to make the most of early 2015.

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In November I ran two sneak preview women’s healing dance classes at a great venue a short bike ride from my home.  I had a lovely response, people came along and they all seemed to connect with what I was offering.

So why is it that I’m wasting so much energy in pondering what time and day and even what venue to offer this class at on a weekly basis in the new year?  The obvious answer would be, the same time and the same place as the preview classes because they worked really well.  Yes Tricia, people came along and enjoyed it so why change?

It’s not our first instinct to keep it simple though is it? 

My perfecting nature combined with my fear of success/self-sabotaging nature brings up all sorts of barriers and questions to prevent me from settling with the reality that the first and most obvious option is actually the best option for right now.

I go off into grandiose fantasies about what this dance class could be in the future if only I had the perfect schedule, venue or class program.  What’s real though is that I’m still at the beginning of this new venture and I need to allow myself a settling in time before it gets bigger and (possibly) better.

So thankfully, I’ve taken time to gather my thoughts before I launch into creating timetables and big plans for 2015.

Just slowing it all down and listening within can be of great help to us all when we are feeling confused or conflicted over a set of decisions.

Life/God/Universe/Spirit is always there with unfailing patience and love showing us the way via the unfolding of events, relationships, tiny little moments and our own physical senses, how we may move forward into greater fulfillment, joy and peace.

It’s really not as complicated as our all-too clever minds try to make it.  

If you’ve worked yourself into a lather over the next step forward in your life and have no idea what choice would be best, go into a meditative state and ask yourself these four simple questions:

  • What am I really worried about?
  • What’s the outcome that I’m seeking and is it realistic?
  • Where is the evidence that what’s worked before will not work again?
  • If I knew the best option right now, what would it be?

This little technique will serve to return your emotions to a balanced state, allow for the intuitive self and the mind to work in cooperation, not competition and give you greater confidence in your own personal power to direct your path.

It’s not about avoiding trial and error or mistakes, it’s just about moving through it ALL more efficiently and gracefully because although there’s no finish line or summit to conquer, it’s more fun if we’re aligned with what’s real and true.

I’m now offering Inner Guidance Coaching in three, six and eight session packages here and you can pay with Paypal or your credit card. Take a closer look if you feel a resonance with my words.

Also, for those of you who read right to the end of the article, a FREE GIFT –  click here to listen to a free guided meditation by me to cleanse and activate your throat chakra energy.  Enjoy! <3 

 

How To Create Your Own Daily Spiritual Practice

Posted in Live From Intuition, Self-Care and Self-Healing, and Trust The Universe

I want you to know something you may not have heard before…This comes from my heart and my deepest knowing.

You are spiritual to your core.  There is no such thing as spiritual development, only your awareness need be developed.  Once you perceive your divinity and goodness (Godness), as an infinite being of light, much of your ‘work’ is done and any other falsehoods about your nature and human flaws simply fall away.

What I’ve come to realise only quite recently is that you get this awareness by adopting a daily spiritual practice of your own design. It might be meditation, yoga, walking, running, swimming, dancing, prayer, listening to music, singing, drawing, painting, writing, tai chi, sitting in your garden and listening to nature….  It doesn’t matter what it looks like, it matters how it makes you feel.

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image courtesy meditationoasis.com

 

You can come up with a suite of practices that you intuitively move into when the urge comes. One morning you might get up early and walk in nature, the next you might journal and meditate or do some yoga and so on. Feeling the freedom to choose what you do is a wonderful motivation to make it happen.

Here are my Top Five Tips for getting the most out of any daily practice you wish to commit to with the intention of connecting with the deeper ‘you’:

  1. Begin and end your day with one or two practices from your suite of options
  2. Do your practice alone
  3. Treat your practice as a joyful time of being-ness rather than a task to be completed
  4. Set the intention each morning before rising to embrace the present moment in your daily practice
  5. Use your daily practice to be in and fully experience your real emotions, not to escape them

When you commit to spending even ten minutes, twice each day in a spiritual or shall we say inner-connection practice, the benefits are many.  How does more productive, more creative, less worrisome, more physically healthy, more joyful, more clear-thinking and more loving sound? These are just a handful of the gifts I’ve received since getting clear about prioritising having a daily spiritual practice in my life.

So how to begin?  Well, set an intention right now in this very moment of loving yourself a little more and just see where that leads you.  We’re here to enjoy life and be aware of our own innate divinity, so devote a little time every day to cultivating and nurturing that aspect of you.

Helping people create and commit to their own daily spiritual practice is something I love doing in my Inner Guidance Coaching Programs, click to read more…

You are you and that’s enough, all that’s needed is for you to fully know this truth. <3