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You’re Not Wrong and Neither Are They

Posted in Heal Relationships

We think we’re aware right? ¬†We think we know ourselves and all our foibles pretty well by now. Yes?

Well I’m sorry to say this, and of course I’m speaking just for myself here ūüôā , but I feel many of us still have a long way to go before we can claim any sort of seniority in the AWARENESS stakes…

Find yourself complaining about certain people in your life?

Still have one or two family members that really know how to push your buttons?

Get so caught up in your reaction to what someone has said or done that you aren’t able to be the compassionate person you are deep down?

Welcome to humanity, I guess…AND also, we are making some progress aren’t we?

Well you know and I know that this month of December right here, right now, is THE month of the year for family get-togethers and family explosions (either silently muffled or loudly proclaimed). Bring it on I say.

What I find in my sessions with the gorgeous humans who come and sit with me each day, is that while we may understand we are always an active participant in any unhappy happenings between ourselves and others, it’s far easier to just want the other person to change.

True growth and freedom begins with the realisation that in some way or another, that person you are cursing and criticizing is actually being of service to you via their behaviour. And it’s often those we love the most and have most meaning to us that have the power to really tick us off.

What they are showing us is usually one of the following things:

  • An aspect of ourselves that we may benefit from embracing and loving instead of denying and condemning.
  • An unmet need from long ago that we can most often meet for ourselves rather than demanding they meet it.
  • A strong fear¬†or belief we are suppressing and projecting onto them as an excuse for not confronting it. For example; “Oh no, we couldn’t possibly go on an overseas holiday, Mary is such a scrooge.”
  • A demonstration of how we don’t honour and respect ourselves enough with regard to speaking our truth, looking after our own well-being or saying ‘no’ to the things we don’t want to do.
  • A need of theirs to feel heard, more valued, acknowledged or forgiven by you. Maybe this will smooth the way?

Here’s a little exercise we can all do this holiday season to bring a greater sense of peace and calm to every interaction:¬†Notice how you are feeling, acknowledge it and ask yourself this beautiful question posed by Neale Donald Walsch.

“What would love do now?”

Coming from this perspective can only soothe us and return us to our gentle selves where we are more able to breathe, welcome the realities of others and bless them for their humanness.

Also, make time and space for yourself in the coming weeks to go outdoors alone, take a rest during the day or just doing any small or big thing that makes you feel nurtured and relaxed.

Being in nature is my best therapy, just look at this cute ball of fluffy baby bird I photographed just outside our home this morning. So sweet.

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When all is said and done, just be yourself and let others be themselves and love will be the victor.

For some personal assistance with all of this relationship stuff, read about my session work here and feel free to phone or email me so we can get to know each other a little before your appointment.

Many blessings, Tricia

 

 

 

Finding it Hard to Meditate? Listen to This…

Posted in Self-Care and Self-Healing

Many of you think you can’t meditate don’t you? ¬†Tried it…too hard…not worth the trouble, right?

That monkey mind just won’t shut up. It’s a constant stream of unpleasant thoughts and feelings, memories and worries amid the shopping lists, reminder to self to phone Mum, and that awful realization you forgot a friend’s birthday last week.

I know, I feel your pain because this happens to me when I meditate too. ¬†Yes, I’ve been a daily (well almost), meditator for oh about nine years now and I too get distracted by my mind.

So do you know what I did to help myself become better at meditating? ¬†I started a women’s meditation circle and began channeling guided meditations for the group within a few months. Fun huh?

That was two years ago and the good news is that running a weekly session with other people has certainly improved the quality of my daily meditations and I love doing it.¬†The not so good new though is some days I still don’t find it easy to settle the body and calm the mind and some (very occasional) days, I don’t make the time to do it at all.

Hey, I’m only human and life has a funny habit of shifting and changing beneath our feet, right?

So, short article today because I want you to take fifteen minutes for yourself right now and listen to this easy and simplified guided meditation I recorded today.

Allow me to gently guide you within your heart space and feel those beautiful glimpses, those soft little moments of stillness and peace. ¬†I guarantee you’ll feel better for doing it.

Much love, Tricia

Thanks so ¬†much for taking the time to listen to this little audio. ¬†Feel free to listen again and share with your friends and if you’d like to meet with me in person or over the telephone for a coaching session, just take a look at this page and contact me for a conversation before you make your appointment.

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Integrating Me

Posted in Self-Care and Self-Healing

Early morning dip in the ocean
Early morning dip in the ocean

Can you feel it?

Notice your breath, place your feet flat on the floor, BE in this moment of now.

Now can you feel it?

We are being so lovingly supported right now to shift, soften, surrender and release. Into what?

Into our I AM Presence and into love.  They are one and the same and can be accessed through our physical self via the chakra centres, especially the heart.

I have become very aware of the significance of this time of year; not just as a time of gift buying, party going and food scoffing.  It is also the time of the solstice which symbolises the completion of a cycle and then it is also the end of a calender year.

The Australian nuytsia or more commonly known as the' Christmas tree'
The Australian nuytsia or more commonly known as the’ Christmas tree’

In the past few weeks I have found myself effortlessly looking after my physical self, following my intuitive hits without pause and creating supportive spiritual practices and doing them faithfully.  I feel I am stepping with more certainty than ever into my fully integrated self and in doing so, invoking my I AM presence and the I AM presence of all those I come into contact with.

This process has by and large been triggered simply by me deciding I am ready and realising that trying to straddle two ways of being is not actually working out that well.  Sort of trusting, sort of asking for guidance and sort of following my heart has not resulted in the ease, grace and joy for life I am ready to experience.  My guides are in the background cheering as I type this and saying over and over hallelujah, hallelujah!

Phew! How come it’s been so hard up till now? ¬†Divinely right timing I suppose. ¬†The truth is, it’s time for us all to step into our own peace and power and release for once and all, the remnants of the ideas, beliefs and patterns that have held us back for so long.

For some very detailed information on the cosmic big picture, where we have been and are now heading as a species and the significance of embracing our divine potential, I invite you to listen to this interview with Patricia Cota Robles.

I also encourage you to go to Patricia Cota Robles website and download her spiritual music piece, Musical Rapture¬†for free. ¬†It’s a beautiful vibration lifting tool you can play every day.

You are divine, you are beloved and you are powerful!

Blessings from one who sees your light <3

Just Imagine…

Posted in Trust The Universe

Ok, are you ready?

So, close your eyes and just imagine for three or four seconds that we are all eternal beings of light.  You know, infinite, never-ending energy.

Now this is where I’ll really stretch you, can you also imagine there is no such thing as time? No distinction between past, present and future. Go to your heart for this, leave the mind out of it.

Emma Gorge
Emma Gorge

When you put these two notions together; infinite light being + time does not exist, then how about this for an idea?

We are all everything!

We are all love, hate, disappointment, jubilation, sorrow, joy, grief, optimism, depression, success, failure, empathy, envy, are you getting the gist?

So when you think you’ve had it rough or you think you’re doing better than someone else, remind yourself of this and know that in this moment of now, you’ve seen it all, been it all and had it all.

When we are all able to feel this truth in our hearts, separation, judgement and violence will end.  We will love ourselves and one another as precious, individual sparks of God energy.

I’m ready, are you?

Love us all

Simple Pleasures

Posted in Live Your Passions, and Self-Care and Self-Healing

Pink Flannel Flower Essence enhances our ability to feel deep gratitude for everything in our lives.
Pink Flannel Flower Essence enhances our ability to feel deep gratitude for everything in our lives.

I’m feeling an increase in my capacity to feel intense gratitude these last few days. This feels good as with gratitude comes joy and increased abundance.

There is greater light flooding our planet at this time but it also it feels as though the darkness in humanity currently being expressed in destructive and violent ways is more dramatically than ever, being dredged up to the surface.

It is indeed a time when gifting ourselves with greater love and care will be very beneficial in allowing us to move through this year with more peace, compassion and clarity regarding what we would like to create for ourselves. Rather than allowing ourselves to continually be dragged down into feelings of horror, distress and judgment over the actions of others around the globe.

This morning I took the 20 minute drive to our nearby big town, Busselton to do a little shopping. ¬†As I drove home (while stopping briefly for road works in fact), I experienced a moment of intense teary-eyed gratitude that the place I now live in, is my home! ¬†We’ve been living in Dunsborough for a bit over a year now and yet it is only in the last month that it has begun to sink in that this is actually where I live and that the way I spend my days is truly my regular life now.

The road to get here was long and sometimes arduous (click here to read about it) and I’ll admit, the move felt like a big gamble in some ways. ¬†But I’m here to say right now to all of you, if you have a strong desire to change your life so that it reflects who you are in your soul, then keep that dream strong and trust that the universe is supporting you in every moment to bring it to fruition.

Tea and lemon and blueberry friand for one
Tea and lemon and blueberry friand for one

So, one of the ways I looked after myself this morning was to treat myself to a tea and friand at one of our lovely local cafes before I headed home after my shopping trip. ¬†I’m mentioning this as an example of an inexpensive way we can all look after ourselves once in a while. ¬†I’m also mentioning it because I basically never do it! ¬†I meet up with friends for a cuppa but never do this on my own.

I really enjoyed it and will be sure to do it again.

Gifting ourselves with little treats, like; an early morning stroll, a candle-lit bath, a packet of a high quality tea, a phone call to a friend who lifts your spirits, time to paint, draw, sing, dance, read, anything you love and that makes you feel ‘you’, allows us to re-connect with our soul and re-charges our batteries.

If you do something lovely for yourself every day I guarantee you will sail through the washing, shopping and cleaning up that much more smoothly.

Just ask into your heart every morning when you wake, what can I do today that will make my soul sing? The answer will come if you let it.

Love is all.

The Stuff of Life

Posted in Create Abundance

This week we commenced the final clean for the bond inspection of the rental property we recently vacated.  As I drove over there to start the vacuuming and tackle the dirty glass on the wood stove door, I have to admit, I felt a little flat and just a teensy bit resentful that this was how I would be spending my morning.

I had a little think about how I was feeling.  While reminding myself to feel grateful for my amazing life and how this day would be a distant memory in no time, I remembered this quote by Gary Snyder:

“‚Ķmaster the twenty four hours. Do it well, without self-pity.¬† It is as hard to get the children herded into the car pool and down the road to the bus as it is to chant sutras in the Buddha-hall on a cold morning.¬† One move is not better than the other, each can be quite boring, and they both have the virtuous quality of repetition. Repetition and their good results come in many forms.¬† Changing the filter, wiping noses, going to meetings, picking up around the house, washing dishes, checking the dipstick ‚Äď don‚Äôt let yourself think these are distracting you from your more serious pursuits.¬† Such a round of chores is not a set of difficulties we hope to escape from so that we may do our ‚Äúpractice‚ÄĚ which will put us on a ‚Äúpath‚ÄĚ ‚Äď it¬†is our path.‚ÄĚ

Doing the dishes on holiday with my little boy when he was still little.
Doing the dishes on holiday with my little boy when he was still little.

We are here as human beings to do the big things as well as the little things. ¬†Landing a new job, winning an award, making a speech at your child’s wedding. These are the events we label as ‘big’. ¬†Putting sunscreen on a child’s face, doing the dishes, folding the washing, paying a bill. These are the events we label as ‘small’.

When we can take care of the so-called ‘small stuff of life’ with as much presence, care and gratitude as we do the more exciting moments, our capacity to feel peaceful, content and balanced in our emotions 99% of the time expands exponentially.

After all, isn’t most of life taken up with everyday stuff? We might as well grab it by the lapels and give it a great big kiss!

Love it all!

Seeing the Bright Side of Everything

Posted in Trust The Universe

Lovely Peppermint trees near my house

In recent years I’ve been playing around with actively shifting my perspective when something I would usually label as ‘bad’ turns up in my life. ¬†I’ve become quite practised at looking for a spiritual meaning, a lesson or a benefit in every so-called ‘negative’ event.

Illness is one of those life events I find hardest to be relaxed about.  Having recently experienced all four members of our family being knocked sideways by a flu for a week and a half each, I was handed yet another opportunity to go with the flow that this period of illness presented to me.

I have to say I’ve come out the other end of this experience feeling a greater sense of inner peace, surrender and gratitude than I have ever experienced before. ¬†Everything has been slowed down a notch (by necessity) and I feel like my whole being has been “reset” to a more calm and aware level of existence.

I certainly feel greater gratitude for my body as it slowly heals itself and a heightened appreciation for being able to do simple tasks like the grocery shopping and hanging some washing without feeling I need to sit down every few minutes.

I’m cruising through appointments being rescheduled by clients, only one woman turning up to my dance class (we had a fun class together) and a lunch my husband and I planned to have today being delayed until next week due to a work commitment of his. ¬†It’s all good, and I’m not just pretending or brushing upset feelings under the carpet, I genuinely feel at peace and blessed to be alive.

Listening this morning to Guy Finley¬†talk with Jennifer McLean on Healing with the Masters, I feel even more that I’m on the right track. ¬†Guy is speaking about the value of looking at everything that happens in our lives (especially the unpleasant stuff) as serving our spiritual growth and leading us towards a better life.

One thing I enjoyed getting back into this week was taking some short walks in nature.  I felt drawn to a grove of peppermint trees a little walk up the golf course from our house.  Just wandering between these loving presences, touching their trunks and letting their soft leaves brush my head, made me feel rejuvenated. The plant kingdom just yearns to serve us. Touch a tree today!

Till next time, love to all,

Tricia

A Day of Rest

Posted in Self-Care and Self-Healing

I woke up this morning feeling a little off-colour and to be honest, I’m still a bit shocked as to what I did next.

I rested!

OK, I’ll admit I did get up and have a shower and make a half-hearted attempt at helping with the school morning prep. ¬†But as this only confirmed to me that I was indeed not feeling very well, I happily went back to bed and let my darling husband drop the kids at school.

This is a real breakthrough for me because I actually felt at peace with looking after myself and there was no guilt or denial at all!

Phew! ¬†I did have a pretty big weekend catching up on seminars on Healing with the Masters (lots of strong healing energy taken on board), and last week was pretty busy for me in my work. ¬†Hey, sometimes we all need a proper day of rest don’t you think?

Lying in bed this morning gave me a great opportunity to have my husband bring me a cup of tea and to read a very inspiring book lent to me by my good friend Renee calledThe Top Five Regrets of the Dying  (click to read them here) by Bronnie Ware.  So great to read an inspirational book written in an Australian voice.

One story in the book that brought tears to my eyes was about an elderly man in his last weeks of life who held a painfully strong regret that he had worked too hard and had failed to enjoy his retirement with his wife.  He told how he had delayed his retirement for fifteen years as a result of fearing the change involved with ceasing work and being preoccupied with gaining more financial security.  As it turned out, his wife passed away three months prior to his planned retirement date and they never got to spend that precious time together.  So sad, and yet I am guessing quite common for his generation.

This is a reminder to me that it is absolutely the time for us to all live much more consciously and from our hearts.  A great book that I feel will help propel me into the next stage of my life.

I’m still working on the details but a couple of weeks ago I woke in the morning with the inspiration to begin publishing some excerpts of my book , Red Lily Mama, right here in this blog. ¬†This feels like a really fun and exciting step to take, as I am feeling a little de-energised about approaching any more publishers right now.

I just want to share what I have written with some like-minded women and here you are, my lovely blog readers. ¬†I am planning to create some publicity for the blog to swell my readership a little first, but maybe it’s already happening…. ¬†I was amazed to see that my latest subscriber is reading my words from Estonia! (Welcome Eva)

The internet is so magical to me!

Here are a couple of snaps of an impromptu family walk we took a couple of weeks ago near our local lighthouse on Cape Naturaliste.

Me and the kids
Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse

Until next time.
Be in your heart. Aaaah, surrender.
Love, Tricia

Letting Go to Create Anew

Posted in Uncategorized

The Australian Bush Flower Essence’s Bottlebrush Essence helps us to cope calmly with change

What’s becoming really clear to me at the moment is that a really big part of moving forward as a human being is letting go. A couple of weeks ago I went to an early morning (well, not that early, 7.15) yoga class, leaving the man to get the kids ready for school and deliver them with all the important stuff in their bags like hats, water bottles and library books.

Now it’s not as though he hasn’t been around to help with the morning routine for a couple of months. ¬†It’s just that I am usually the one in charge and the last defence when it comes to checking that everything is sorted.

Just before I cycled off to yoga I couldn’t help myself making some little preparations. I got the lunch boxes out and carefully placed April’s reading book next to her diary on the table, making sure there was a pencil there ready for her to write with. ¬†I then crept into the bedroom where Dad was still dozing and casually mentioned what needed to be done with the diary, being careful to seem relaxed lest he detect any unease about leaving him in charge.

I loved my yoga class and having a break from the school morning palaver was sheer bliss!  What really surprised me was the low level anxiety mixed in with a little bit of loss I felt about not being at home to make sure everything was done right.

My conscious self is ready to share the parenting more evenly with my partner but ten years of doing a lot of this day to day care of kids and home on my own has clearly had a deep affect on my psyche.  It feels like I need to nurture myself through letting go of this strong role I have created for myself so I can become more balanced and more able to enjoy other aspects of my life.

My husband is going through his own process of letting go of his role of being the sole provider of the family income and adjusting to being more present in the domestic sphere.  It all feels right and better for us as a family but we are certainly going through an adjustment phase as we find our feet in our new life.

Going to my second morning yoga class the following week was easier and who knows, one day I might even walk out the door without so much as a thought about where my daughter’s homework folder is.

It’s funny how it’s not until we make some changes in our lives that we realise how attached we are to our roles and habits. ¬†For me it all comes back to the idea that we are whole and perfect regardless of what we “do” in the world.

I’ve said it before and I offer you this chance to do it again with me.

Sit down right now and take a couple of deep breaths letting the exhalations out with a little sigh.  Say lovingly to yourself, (out loud if you like):

“I AM”

Focus on your heart space.

“I AM”

This brings a smile to my lips and a feeling of peace to my heart.

How about you?

All is well.

Namaste (¬†I like the interpretation “The light in me sees the light in you”)

Tricia