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Month: March 2012

Letting Go to Create Anew

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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

A Story of Perserverance

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

The Kapok Bush Essence combats apathy and resignation

I have a little story to tell.

Once upon a time there was a young woman who didn’t know who she really was.

She loved learning and spent a lot of time earning qualifications. Then she had two children and her whole life changed.

She immersed herself in motherhood and learned a lot about patience, frustration, control, anger and most of all, love.

Little by little, year by year she slowly realised there was a quiet little voice inside her wanting to be heard.  The little voice whispered;

You are good”

“You are creative”

“You are loved and supported more than you will ever know”

“Only you know what is good for you and how you might be happy” 

“You are the power in your own life.  Dream, imagine, follow your heart and take the first step”

The woman took some steps which felt random and ill-conceived at first.  She took some short courses that sounded like fun.  She booked herself  a place in the first weekend of a year-long course in kinesiology and thought she would see how it felt.

She dreamed of being an artist, a writer and living with her family in the country.

Along the way she made meditation a daily practice and found a yoga class she loved.  She made new friends and learned to live much more from her heart than her head.

The woman learned to look after herself as a priority and other women came to see her to help them with healing and balance in their lives.  She felt the urge to begin writing down her story and two years later she hesitantly at first, called it a book.

She told her family she wanted to move to the country and they struck out to explore Margaret River as a potential home.  When this didn’t pan out she sighed and cried and then let it go and planned a house move locally.

Another two and a half years later she is sitting at a desk in her home in Dunsborough writing this blog.  Her children are thriving in their new home, her husband is humming as he moves through the house. His sense of humour has returned.  Young women with babies and toddlers are coming to see her for healing and guidance.  She has woken up in this new life and feels so blessed.

Looking back she can now see how the last ten years were slowly but inexorably carrying her to this moment.

It’s the same for us all.  Patience and surrender play big roles but if there is a powerful dream in your heart, keep it alive, feed it and know that when we make ourselves happy in each moment, we are less attached to the “big stuff” we want.

For me, this detachment from my ultimate dream helped me to be curious, not overly concerned about events last year that at first made me feel like we were being dragged further away, not closer to the outcome I sought.

I think I read this in one of Neale Donald Walsch’s books: “You take care of the what, God takes care of the how“.

Persistence and acceptance balanced together.

A lovely Monday to you all,

Tricia

A New Life Slowly Unfurls

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Good morning from the golf course. See if you can spot the boy (Harry) in the shot above.  This is my favourite tree.  We can see it from our house and all the local birds fight for resting spots in it. Just looking at it brings me peace.

I am realising more than ever (now we are living with nature all around us), just how important trees, flowers, rocks, plants and the bare earth are to our basic well-being.

One morning this week I went for a walk through the bush to a little hidden bay I recently found. It was a bit cool and windy so I found a rock to sit on in a sheltered spot and let the morning sun warm me as I meditated. I sat and listened to the waves rolling onto the beach, the wind moving through the trees and softly swirling around me. I felt myself sinking and settling down onto the rock and into my deeper self.

To stop and just BE.

I am finding that the more I do this, the more I feel like ME.

Meeting the new clients who are coming to see me in Dunsborough has challenged me to remain centred in how I work, and to realise that I now have no choice but to be completely myself in my efforts to be of service and in the whole of this new life we are creating.

Something I have noticed in myself and in many of the women who come to see me is that much of our unhappiness, struggle and ill health comes from a fear of being ourselves.Of course, for many of us the first step is to discover who we really are and then embrace her, celebrate her, love her.

Take a look at this blog, My Smiling Heart for a beautiful illustration of one talented young woman’s journey.

I’m feeling energised and calm.  I’m ready to make some other small changes in our lives such as taking my son and I off dairy foods, (the other two in the family can tolerate milk better).  I made my first batch of almond milk yesterday.  It’s great on my muesli but as I sit here with my Yallingup Wood Fired Bread fruit toast and a cup of tea, having it in my morning cuppa might take some getting used to.; )

Let me know if you would like a recipe and I’ll email it.

A lovely weekend to all,

Tricia x