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Look at it and then Let it Go

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The Bush Fuchsia Essence enhances our powers of verbal expression and helps us connect with our intuition

Wow, what a week.  That new moon energy I spoke of really stirred and shook me up on Thursday.  I felt energised, anxious, tense and tired all at once!  Once Friday came and the new moon had passed I felt much better.

Something I have been doing lately – with all the change happening in my life – is writing down how I am feeling in my journal when I first wake up in the morning.  My friend Astara reminded me of this in her post this week at The Sacred Serpent.  She highlighted the importance of looking at and acknowledging our emotions on a daily basis.  Writing, drawing, dancing and singing can all be wonderful outlets for our feelings.  Any activity that brings our feeling state out into the light to be looked at and released is really wonderful.

It sounds really simple but just the act of writing down how I feel actually resolves many of those daily niggles.  Once I have written one or two pages, I feel lighter and there is much less intensity to those more unpleasant emotions like frustration, anger and impatience.

Sounds like a nice way to start the day?

I also dance most mornings, meditate later in the day and do some yoga stretches before I go to bed.  But that’s just what I have found works for me.  And even with all that, I still feel stressed and get a tight neck and shoulders on a regular basis. Oh, and don’t mention those itchy eyes that have returned to me this week.

All of us women really need look after our physical, emotional and spiritual bodies.  Particularly for those of us who are partners and mothers, as we often end up as the nurturers and energetic sponges in our families.  You know, we take on and feel what others in the home are not able to, or are blissfully ignorant of.

This especially happens when someone close to us passes away.  Most women of Anglo-Saxon heritage have grown up with the unconscious belief that it is the woman’s role to hold and express the grief for the males in the family.  This old and outdated pattern is slowly changing today, but even for those of us who grew up in the 1970’s, 80’s and 90’s, it was common to be raised with this cultural practice.

I have found that the flow-on benefits of acknowledging and releasing feelings on a daily basis are; a greater capacity to roll with whatever is happening in my day and not react strongly to those little everyday hassles, and a much greater openness to goodness, love and all manner of blessings.

That sounds lovely doesn’t it.

Wonderful week to you all,

Tricia

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