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Five ways to tell if you’re being safe or real

Posted in Live From Intuition, and Self-Care and Self-Healing

We’re born complete. We’re born real.

We start out life as these individual sparks.  Both perfect and flawed.

Wonderful and remarkable, yet quirky and somehow not-quite-formed to those who love us.

This is where it begins…

Even in the womb we’re absorbing information.  Feeling and sensing who we might be.  Then we come out into the world and we begin taking stock, tallying the facts as we see them and adjusting our responses.

Managing our image.

Who we start to become is still us, it’s just that, well, we can’t help but be partly molded and shaped by what we experience, who we spend time with each day and what they think and feel.

And don’t get me wrong, none of this is a mistake, none of it’s wrong or anything other than what our soul ordered from the cosmos when we deigned to alight on this here planet of ours.

It’s just that sometimes we end up forgetting lots about who we really are.

We grow up and blindly become a version of our parents or we follow a set of beliefs gained from family, church, school or culture that sort of feels correct but scrape the surface just a smidge and it can suddenly all feel like someone else’s ill-fitting suit.

You know what I mean? We reach maybe 26, and wake up one day in a career, relationship, town, crime gang, religious cult or all of the above and think, “How did I get here?”.

We get the urge to wriggle free and escape.

But oh the temptation to remain safe and approved of.  It’s mighty powerful.

Why rock the raft or bite the hand?

It might feel scary and cause some consternation among those who wish we would stay the same (cos then they can stay safe too), but believe me, the open road beats the prison cell any day.

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Let’s get down to tin tacks.

Here are five ways you can find out if you’re being real in your life:

  1. If you feel completely at ease and good about yourself when you spend time with your closest friends and you don’t need to dress a certain way or talk a certain way in order to fit in – good job, you’re keeping things real.
  2. If you have a job where your work mates see the same ‘you’ as your friends and family do then, you’re probably being pretty authentic.
  3. If you can look into your wardrobe and see plenty of clothes you feel good in and enjoy wearing, then you’re choosing clothing for the right reasons, i.e. you like them and buy for yourself rather than to please anyone else – that’s you being real.
  4. If you feel things are pretty fair and even in your relationship when it comes to choosing things together such as meals to cook, grocery or household items to buy, movies or television to watch, outings or holidays to enjoy – then you’re clearly expressing your preferences openly and that’s a good thing.
  5. If you’re comfortable to say no to requests or invitations from friends and family sometimes because what they’re wanting you to do doesn’t feel right or doesn’t fit in with your desires or plans AND you feel totally relaxed and comfortable with doing this, then right on! You are really rocking this realness gig.

Tick yes to three of the above five scenarios and I would say you’re doing pretty darn good with being true to who you are.  Less than three and I’d recommend you rethink some of your automatic choices.

It’s all about how we feel:  That surge of anxiety when mum drops in for a cuppa, “Shit, is the floor clean enough?”

That sinking feeling you get when a certain couple invite you to a party and you recall not liking any of their friends….

You get the gist.

I’d love to help you with a personal session.  Simply read more here and then give me a phone call to talk it over and make your booking.

Love, Tricia

 

 

Energy Healing – What’s Actually Happening

Posted in Live From Intuition

Have you ever been to an energy healer?

If you’ve ever seen a brilliant counsellor, gifted massage therapist, devoted yoga teacher or compassionate family doctor, you’ve been in the presence of an energy healer.

That’s right, energy healing is not just the domain of Reiki masters, acupuncturists, kinesiologists or other practitioners with varied certifications such as Quantum Touch, The Bars, Feldenkrais, Bowen Therapy…

The list is long. I’ll cut to the chase.

Here’s my humbly proposed definition of energy healing:

Energy healing happens in any interaction where there is the presence of genuine empathy, love, compassion and the intention to be of assistance.  This effect is enhanced when there is no attachment to a specific outcome or to a rigid idea of success for all involved.

(Our pets are marvelous energy healers)

When more than nine years ago I began my studies in kinesiology, I was unconvinced that this was the right path for me.  I knew that I loved receiving the benefits of kinesiology, but the decision to study it felt more like stepping onto a barely-discernible path of vague possibility rather than striding confidently onto a smooth road of career certainty.

But hey, most of my study choices have felt like that.

When I chose psychology for my second university degree, it was only after failing to get into a course in occupational therapy and then exploring options as varied as nutrition, speech pathology, health promotion and social work that I finally and fairly half-heartedly settled for psych.

But then, that was more than twenty years ago….anyone else have any idea what they wanted to do when they were 22?

The purpose of this tale is twofold.

Firstly, I want to demystify what it is that I do, because amid the constantly evolving range of techniques and processes I use, what I’m essentially tapping into is a calm field – or channel if you like – of healing energy, that we all have access to.

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We can all feel it when healing energy is present in an exchange with another person and it feels good to both parties.  That’s another secret I want to share:  When we access this type of energy, the healing flows both ways. The giver is the receiver and vice versa. Nice huh?

What I’m saying is that when I do my work, I’m recruiting divine assistance and accessing a wellspring of higher intelligence and healing powers beyond the physical realm.

At the same time though, I don’t want to understate the necessity of those of us working in the healing arts, to have studied a modality of some sort and to have honed a set of skills.  If it weren’t for my kinesiology training and the years I spent faithfully treating people using these skills, I wouldn’t have developed the powerful intuitive abilities I now use daily in my work and that I follow in every moment of my life.

Which brings me to the second purpose of this article, and that is to describe as best I can, how it feels to live completely from intuition.

My style of intuitive awareness is based in a knowingness which shows up as words or phrases that arrive unbidden in my body-mind.  I say body-mind because I don’t hear them like a regular thought.  I ‘hear’ them or sometimes ‘see’ them in my heart space.

Some people’s intuitive gifts (we all have them), are more visual or feeling-based.

I don’t want to keep you much longer because the word count is mounting and I wrote about this in detail in my article, How to Access Your Intuition – Three Steps, but I’ll offer this:

I listen within, I trust what I hear and I’m prepared to change my mind, my plans and my driving route at a moment’s notice when urged from my intuition.

I’ll leave you with a neat little example:

This week my 14 year old son came home one day with a completely seized up neck.  He was in a lot of pain and was very distressed.

I immediately did what I could to help him feel better and then I realised why, that very afternoon I’d felt the urge to phone our local osteopath and book an appointment.  She gets completely booked up each week and I’d been able to secure a session the following afternoon. So my son got to receive some amazing help the very next day.

Now you might say, “Phew, that was lucky!”

What I say is, “Phew, thank goodness I listened to my intuition.”

One session with our wonderful osteo and he’s on the road to recovery.  We all have these moments don’t we? Just imagine how it would feel if life always flowed like this.

Sure, crappy things still happen, but we move through those challenging times all the better when our intuition is firing and being utilised.

Food for thought?

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Much love to you, Tricia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A New Kind of Normal

Posted in Live From Intuition

How would a younger you feel about the way you live your life right now?  Is what’s ‘normal’ for you now the same as it was ten or fifteen years ago?

During a very enlightening astrology reading the other day, I was drawn back in time to when I was 31.

I remembered in a new way what I was like at this age and how different I am now…

At 31 my first child was born and my whole life changed…in a good way but also in a very unexpected and challenging way. You see the birth was nothing like I’d hoped it would be and it threw me the biggest curve ball in my life to date.

My two day labour ended with a C-section and although our beautiful baby son was perfectly healthy and seemed none the worse for wear, it was an intense experience for us both.

Three weeks after delivery still looking a bit shell-shocked.
Three weeks after delivery still looking a bit shell-shocked.

Who I was before his arrival, and who I was after, and indeed who I am now almost 14 years later, are vastly different.

What I thought was normal at 31 resembles nothing like what I feel is normal now…

When I was 31, normal felt like this:

  • Work hard and you will succeed
  • Deny your feelings, be sensible, be realistic
  • Set high standards and try to meet them every day
  • Don’t let anyone down, even if you are unhappy with the status quo
  • Maintain a persona that is compliant and non-threatening so people like you
  • Use your powerful mind to analyse, weigh up the pros and cons and make logical decisions
  • Adhere to society’s idea of success and focus lots of energy on financial security and ‘getting ahead’

And hey, in the grand scheme, my life was actually pretty darn good.  I was stressed, dissatisfied, longing for more meaning in my life and not particularly grateful for what I had, but yeah, I was an averagely happy 31 year old white Australian mother.

So you know, time went on, another beautiful child arrived into our family and I slowly began to wake up…

The road was pretty long and yes, it absolutely winds on into the distance to this day. But boy have I changed!

Now that I’m 45, this is my new normal:

  • My own health and happiness are my highest priorities
  • My personal standards have relaxed and I’m much more loving and forgiving to myself
  • I treat work as a gift and know I will succeed because I’m living my passions
  • I’m more comfortable to assert my point of view and not so scared that people will reject me
  • I listen to my inner voice, value my feelings and respond to their guidance every day
  • I live from intuition and although my mind is still a powerful force, it plays second fiddle to my heart.
  • I value friendship, family, love, creativity, freedom, service, nature and community much more highly than material wealth or career success

We all change, grow and evolve through our lives.  That’s a given.

How much?

Well, that’s our choice.  The sky’s the limit people.  There is no ceiling to how much happier, healthier, more free, more creative, more generous, more loving, more open-minded, more forgiving, more abundant… we can become.

It’s all about acceptance and gratitude.  Bless it all and you will find your bliss.

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Enjoy your day.  Much love, Tricia

 

 

 

Promote Your Heart to CEO and Give Your Mind a Rest

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I’ve got a pretty powerful mind. Heck, I spent years developing it and relying on it to guide me through life. For roughly the first 35 years of my life, my mind was in charge and my heart was relegated to the back seat.

I’d reached my mid-thirties – married, tick, children, tick, respectable profession, tick, mortgage in a nice suburb, tick. But ‘happy and fulfilled’ had gone missing from my life success checklist and I slowly began to realise, the path I was on wasn’t going to deliver the truly great life I was yearning for.

I’d been reading about this other way of life for oh about 15 years, but my clever mind still had me convinced I could think and problem solve my way through any challenge or dilemma.

But it wasn’t working, I’d become a victim to constant over-analysis, circular thinking and that head-achingly troublesome habit, worrying. And it wasn’t helping me move forward.

So what was ‘this other way of life’?

It involved learning to trust life despite the obstacles in plain view, the barriers created from the mind and the messages broadcasted from mainstream society.

It meant surrendering to the idea of there being a bigger picture in place for us all. That we are being looked after, guided and constantly and supported by a divine intelligence or power greater than ourselves.

And the big news flash I took quite some to accept:

Divine intelligence doesn’t connect with us through the mind, it communicates with us via the heart.

Now, I know many of you will want to conduct a thorough mental analysis of what ‘the heart’ actually means, so I’ll indulge you for a moment…

It’s that central place of peace within our being, somewhere physically between the heart and navel, a little back towards the spine. For me it feels like an open space in the region of my solar plexus and slightly up and back. Does that help at all?

This is where my intuitive or heart wisdom resides and it’s where I direct my awareness whenever
I find myself in over-thinking or worry mode. I also consciously take myself here when I’m working with clients, meditating, shopping, socialising, walking, doing yoga, cooking, eating… um pretty much all the time then.

Okay, so you get good at dwelling in the heart by meditating and getting comfortable with accessing this place of wisdom as much as possible in daily life. Check out my article, How To Access Your Intuition – Three Steps for help with this.

What I want to share with you here is how to tell the difference between the information that comes to you from the mind and that which is coming from your heart so you can begin living from this powerful place of discernment and deeper truth.

Here are some messages you will only receive from the mind, never the heart:

  • I must work harder
  • I’m not good enough
  • I hate that person
  • It’s all their fault
  • They are wrong and need to change
  • Life is hard/boring/unfair/lonely/scary

And so many more, but I think you get the gist. Our minds, slash egos are super skilled at running scare campaigns about how tough life is, how other people are to blame for our unhappiness and how much easier it would be maintain the status quo rather than push ourselves outside our comfort zone to improve our lives.

Now this doesn’t mean our hearts will always feed us strawberries and lollipops and it also doesn’t mean our minds don’t have an important role to play but be aware, your mind want you to stay the same, your heart wants you to grow.

The mind is great for organisation, planning, mathematics, keeping score, logical reasoning and scientific assessment and comparison.

However the mind should always play second fiddle because the heart is the master of everything else:

  • Accurate discernment and wise choices encompassing all available information
  • Creative and emotional expression
  • Our gut instinct to stay physically safe
  • Our ability connect with others authentically and feel love
  • The ability to take calculated risks and feel completely safe
  • Our connection to divinity, our unseen supporters and all other beings on our planet such as plants and animals and even rocks…

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Sound good? All I can tell you is that since my heart’s been running the show, things have improved significantly and I’ve seen it happen for others too.

It may feel like a big shift at the start but really, the mind never actually wanted to be in charge, we just pushed it there and downgraded the power of the heart. We are designed to function from our centre, not our head, so how about you give it a try?

For personal sessions with me, I invite you to check out your options here . Otherwise, enjoy your day.

Much love, Tricia

How To Access Your Intuition – Three Steps

Posted in Live From Intuition

Wouldn’t it be cool to know and I mean know with strong certainty, precisely what your body needs in any given moment?

What to eat and drink.

Whether to be active or take some rest.

What vitamin or mineral supplement to buy, how much to take and how often.

I can access this information daily and I use it with pleasure to optimise my health and well-being.

I respond without question to sometimes unusual urges like; having some peanut butter on celery, drinking a cup of licorice, fennel and peppermint tea or dropping my long-held habit of eating as soon as I wake and drinking a green tea or water with lemon instead.

And yes, I still eat cake, chocolate and drink a glass of wine now and again. These indulgences are actually good for us in small doses.

So how do I know what my body needs to keep it functioning well?

It’s a skill we all naturally posses, it’s just that sometimes we get confused and fail to distinguish between healthy and unhealthy cravings and between unconscious habit and conscious choice. Here’s what I’d recommend:

Three Steps to Access Your Intuition

Step One – Meditate

Learn how to be still and go within because this is where you will access your quiet inner voice and become familiar with the language it uses.

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I know it’s hard to create a meditation practice, heck, it took me ten years to begin mine.

All I can say is, it’s not that hard once you realise that this one action will transform your life in many ways. Do it first thing in the morning for just ten minutes to start with. Set the intention to simply sit still and pay attention to your breath and the sounds you can hear around you.

Like any other activity worth learning, practice might not make perfect, but it will make you better.  In just one week of daily meditation you’ll notice some amazing improvements in your focus and motivation.

Step Two – Determine your personal intuitive signals

We each have our own personal intuitive style.  My mode of guidance is physical sensation and what I call a ‘knowing’.  I just suddenly know what I need and then I check in with my body to confirm the hunch.

The way I check in is to ask a clear and direct question like; “Would green tea be beneficial now?” I then wait for a buzz of energy to rise upwards in the region between my navel and heart.  If the answer is ‘yes’, the energy vibrates upwards and if the answer is ‘no’ I feel energy draining away or simply an absence of any sensation.

You might hear or see a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ in your mind or heart, see an image of the optimal choice in your mind’s eye or receive any number of stimuli particular to your own signature style.

After a while, your daily meditation will enable you to instantly go within and access your inner voice whether you’re standing before an open fridge in your kitchen or perusing the shelves in your local supermarket.

I now walk through the aisles of my local store, tuning into the produce and gauging whether it’s good to buy or not.  Those perfect looking strawberries often get a ‘no’ from my intuition, and I select the perfect butternut pumpkin simply by asking my guidance to locate it among the other identical looking specimens.  It works!

Step Three – Practice, practice, practice and TRUST

My intuitive abilities are now in their ninth year of development and I wouldn’t have the level of confidence I now have in them if not for all those years of practice and a devotion to building my own trust in their accuracy.

It all began for me as a student of kinesiology in 2007 when I learned how to muscle test myself and others to gain information about muscle and meridian function, emotional states and nutritional requirements. It only took me a couple of years of practicing kinesiology with people to realise there was another layer of innate wisdom bubbling just beneath the surface and ironically enough, being masked by my reliance on muscle testing.

Once I accessed my own unique intuitive style and then spent five or six years honing it and learning to trust in it, my life improved in so many ways and began to flow with so much more grace and ease.

It needn’t take you this long to develop your intuition.

Allow me to assist you in just three sessions to connect with your own intuitive wisdom and begin using it on a daily basis.  Read more about my session work here and telephone me for a free 30 minute pre-session chat.

Much love, Tricia

 

 

 

 

Give Yourself Permission to Enjoy Life

Posted in Live From Intuition

How were you raised to feel about concepts like work, productivity and achievement?

Were some activities deemed a waste of time while others were held up as being worthwhile, good and useful?

And, last question, how do you feel about work and leisure now, do you have clearly defined boundaries around these two types of activity, or do they cross over, intermingle and blur?

Having lunch with a friend.
Having lunch with a friend.

How we judge the ways we spend our time and how sensitive we are to our own needs to do certain activities on a regular basis, are major determinants of happiness.

A key to achieving this is identifying and releasing any of the unhelpful beliefs we learned about work and our worthiness as people outside our work roles as we grew up.

We are not what we do.

Here’s an example: I got a new book in the post today.  It’s Sarah Powers’ book, Insight Yoga and ever since I attended a very inspiring yoga and meditation workshop with her in January, I’ve been really looking forward to getting it.  As I glance at the enticing cover right now, a part of me wants to stop what I’m doing and spend the rest of the day reading it.

But I won’t.

I won’t because at this moment in time, sitting down to read a book on two of my very favourite topics, yoga and meditation, doesn’t match my criteria of how a ‘working day’ should be spent.  It’s 1.00 pm, the children are at school, my husband is upstairs working in his office and I’m feeling this interestingly familiar pressure to be productive.

And it’s all good because I know I’ll make time to read this book at some point today and I’m getting better with every word I type right now with lightening up on this whole productivity caper.

You see I have all this amazing freedom to choose how I spend my time while my children are at school.  In an average week I see few clients, do a yoga class, meet a friend for a cuppa, go for a walk or two, write a blog, listen to a teleseminar or watch a training video, do some housework/washing/shopping and chat with my husband, all during the six hour school day.

I love my life but what I’m to ready to shift into now is a whole new level of creativity, flexibility and freedom. There’s nothing wrong and everything right with going with the flow of what intuition guides us to spend our time doing. Our inner self knows when to work and when to play, that these terms are interchangeable and in fact, all of life can feel like play.

I grew up getting that much lauded (by parents) word on almost every school report; conscientious. Hard to spell and even to say but hey, I was a hard worker, I got good grades.  This quality helped me do well in school and fairly well in the workforce but it also caused me to feel quite stressed and to put myself under a lot of pressure to always achieve.

When I left work and became a mother, I found it very difficult to transfer this mindset to being at home with a baby. A big culture shock!

So what I’ve learnt since then is that when I’m in close connection to my intuitive self, I know what’s best for me to spend my time on in each moment.  We all have choices and sure, sometimes I find myself feeling conflicted.  But what I do now when I feel a clash between what I think I should do and what would be more pleasant, is tune into my heart and listen.

So that’s why I sat on my balcony and ate my sandwich with my magpie friend at lunchtime today instead of sitting at my desk while I ate. Simple.

Give yourself permission to enjoy a moment, don’t taint it with the pressure of getting stuff done.

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The Five Big Benefits of Living from Inner Guidance

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We all follow our gut feelings from time to time in life. And yet how many of us are tied inexplicably to the mind when it comes to making the majority of our bigger life decisions? It’s what we’ve been taught, it’s how others around us live right?

So just imagine how differently you might feel if I told you your mind was never designed to run the show and that your inner wisdom knows far more about who you are and what you need than your mind could ever comprehend?

When I cast my mind back to my life just eight short years ago, I can see I had intuitive abilities and I can acknowledge that my inner wisdom guided me to some pretty huge life decisions to my ultimate benefit. Walking away from my first marriage was one, choosing my current husband another, and it certainly played a strong role in the first couple of homes he and I bought as 20-something year-olds all those years ago.

Not my home but I can walk here in ten minutes from mine. Follow your bliss people...
Not my home but I can walk here in ten minutes from mine. Follow your bliss people…

And yet for all those everyday decisions; what to wear, what to eat, how to exercise, what job to take, how to handle money and just generally how to live, I followed information from my mind, the media, books, my parents… you know, from outside my inner self.

What I know now is that I can live far more successfully, calmly, joyfully and healthily by accessing my inner guidance for each and every daily choice I make. Now this is still a conscious process for me the majority of the time. I need to pause and ask inwards for guidance.  It takes a couple of seconds and I’m fully aware of doing it.

What I’m now seeing occasionally though is this instant knowing about what will serve me best when faced with some options and there’s no need to pause and check in with myself. Sounds cool huh? So what I’d love you to gain from this article is the understanding that I’m a self-taught intuitive, I’m no more intuitive than the average person and possibly less naturally intuitive than you.  Yes, it could easily be true.

I want to share with you how much easier and fun it’s made my life and how little I miss the old mentally overwhelmed, frustrated and confused me. So, here are the Five Big Benefits that come with living from inner guidance:

  1. Your physical health improves, as what to eat and how to move each day becomes crystal clear
  2. Your relationships become easier and more aligned with your pure nature as you attract the people into your life who match your truthful self-expression
  3. It’s easier to express your individual creativity because you have greater connection to and faith in your divine light
  4. You feel naturally drawn to work that is fun, meaningful and easy for you because it becomes unsustainable to work in roles that do not feed your soul
  5. The deep understanding that you are a spiritual being spending some time in this physical existence becomes clearer and you feel more motivated to follow your dreams and make the most of this life

That all sounds pretty exciting to me, and believe me, since learning to live this way, this is how my life feels now.  If you’re interested in getting some help from me with learning how to follow your inner guidance just click here to learn more.

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.

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