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Heading South for a New Beginning

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Smith’s Beach Yallingup WA

Well, the For Sale sign is in the front yard, I’m busy filling out school enrolment forms and the house is exceptionally clean.  Yep, that big change I mentioned way back in July is finally happening.

We are moving to the south-west of WA to a little place called Dunsborough.  And it’s all happening in about seven weeks! AAhh!!

My husband resigned from his job yesterday and as of today we have only sketchy plans regarding what he will do for work and where we’ll be living.  At least we’ve decided which school the kids will be going to, that’s one item on the ‘to do’ list we can tick.  Plus, I’m feeling excited about meeting a whole new bunch of women as I gear up to promote my counselling and healing services to a whole new community.

I’m looking forward to so many things about living in this lovely part of the world: Beautiful beaches, bush walks, a more relaxed pace of life and lots of peace and quiet.  But I won’t keep going on about it and make you all too jealous.

The reality is, this whole process is and has been really super-duper stressful.  Whoever said change is easy?  Nobody did, that’s because this sort of whole life reinvention sounds wonderful in theory and I feel that for us it will eventually be wonderful in reality too.  It’s just that uncertainty has never been one of my best friends and at the moment we are spending every waking hour together.

How do you handle big doses of uncertainty?

I tend to get tense in the neck and shoulders, hold my breath and frown quite a bit.  On the mental/emotional level I feel anxious, uptight and restless.

The answer for me is to stop regularly amid the window cleaning, cupboard tidying and email answering and check in with myself.  This means sitting or lying down in silence and taking some deep breaths.  Then when I feel calm, I ask my inner self what feelings are there at the moment.  It might be overwhelm, sadness, fear or excitement.  Then I give myself a minute or so to feel whatever is there and then by focusing on my heart space and my “I Am” presence, gently bring myself back to my peaceful centre.

I’m doing this many times a day at the moment and it’s allowing me to keep moving through the tasks I have to do while feeling fully connected with my inner self.  I find this is much better for me than getting stuck in my own head full of thoughts and concerns.  That just creates a headache.

I’m also reminding myself each day that as a family, we have been guided to this journey and that we have abundant support from the spirit realm to bring it to fruition.  Thank you Spirit, our many guides and angels and wonderful Mother Earth.

New life, here we come!  First I need to take a little rest though.

Love to you all,

Tricia