Have I ever mentioned how valuable I feel meditation is for us all?
I don’t meditate because I think I should. I meditate because I’ve seen the results.
Meditation has helped me improve every aspect of my life over the eight or nine years I’ve been doing it daily. And I saw the benefits within a few days of committing to it each afternoon while my children were asleep.
I love promoting meditation as a tool for self-care, self-healing and self-awareness.
Here’s a list of some of the benefits I’ve received:
Greater calm and peace within myself
Improved relationships, especially with my children and husband
The ability to sort a problem out by going within instead of seeking outside help always
Improved levels of patience, creativity, flexibility, faith and optimism
A deeper and richer spiritual life
Better mental focus, alertness and even intelligence!
There’s more, many more, but I want you to find out for yourself.
So if you’re willing to make a go of committing to a daily mediation practice, I’d love to help
Every day of March, beginning this Sunday March 1st, I’ll be sharing 31 days of meditation tips and encouraging quotes to help you begin and create your own daily practice. Ten minutes a day is a really good starting point.
It’s all happening on my Facebook page right here, so all you need to do is click here, like my page and check into Facebook once a day in March to see my tip for the day. And feel free to leave comments under the posts about how you’re getting on or any questions you may have.
Let’s meditate together each day this March. It’s a choice you’ll be thrilled you made <3
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.
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:
Your physical health improves, as what to eat and how to move each day becomes crystal clear
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
It’s easier to express your individual creativity because you have greater connection to and faith in your divine light
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
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.
Can you be spiritually aware and also a real person?
Well can you? It seems to me there’s some confusion here born out of the ‘new spirituality’ and ‘law of attraction’ movements.
How do we reconcile love and compassion for All with our natural human feelings of frustration, anger, grief, disappointment and irritation. Not to mention those moments when you blurt out a hurtful comment or completely fail to empathise with someone else’s situation. Yes, that was me (on both counts) with a couple of my nearest and dearest in just the last few weeks.
How we recover from and make sense of these moments is what sets us apart from those who unconsciously waltz on through life without so much as a backward glance or worse, who defend their behaviour by making those around them wrong and themselves right.
And no I don’t mean we’re better, I just mean we’re awake in our intention to be the best we can be and to continue to grow in our capacity to be a beacon of love and acceptance to all around us. Isn’t that what you want? It’s what I want.
So as we surge forward into this new year, filled with gratitude for all we’ve experienced and been present to in 2014, I just want you to know, it’s okay to be a regular, normal, up and down, wrong and right, happy and sad human being while travelling your semi-enlightened path.
“The enlightened are not perfect, they just know how to follow their inner wisdom and to trust that whatever unfolds in their personal relationships and interactions with the general public is happening for deeper and more magical reasons than any of us are meant to understand.”
Even though our intentions may be pure, we will still stuff up occasionally and hurt those we love. It really is all good. Say sorry, bless the moment with love and light and move on knowing that all have benefited in some way from what happened.
A New Year Blessing
“I intend for you to forgive yourself as you would a little child as you say farewell to this year. You are innocent, you are doing your best and you are always loved, no matter what.”
A new year is a fresh start. Make sure you devote some time in the next few days to sit in a meditative state and visualise an eternal violet flame shining within your being. This is your true essence and your gift from Spirit.
I can’t wait for 2015. I have big visions for expanding my successful inner guidance coaching business, publishing my book on how to access your inner guidance and offering a series of meditations featuring the chakras as they relate to our natural world. Not to mention the continuation of my local women’s meditation circle and my new women’s healing dance class. I’m going to be busy, happy, healthy, balanced and prosperous. How about you?
If you’d like some spot-on help with creating your vision for 2015, contact me to talk over investing in one of my coaching programs. I’d love to connect with you. <3
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.
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.
In a couple of sessions with my beautiful clients this week I’ve found myself talking about the big versus the small view of our lives, well perhaps more our existence than our ‘lives’.
You know, the idea we are on this planet, a spiritual being having a physical experience for this finite time period and then, well then, who knows but I’ve got a feeling we continue to exist as spiritual beings beyond and indeed did prior to this lifetime we are currently in.
So if that’s true and hey, it’s just my belief, you are very welcome to register a skeptical facial expression right now…
Anyway, so I feel this is true and yet this life I’m having right now does feel very important, very absorbing and you know, I really identify with me as a person in this lifetime and all that I have experienced, not to mention all my dreams for the future. So how do I put that all into perspective with regard to my belief that I am an eternal being not who but that will exist beyond this human life?
What I’m talking about here is living life from the viewpoint (the very liberating viewpoint I think), that what we know about the story of our time here in this current life is not the full story or the whole picture and that we have a bigger story, a more expansive existence that goes on beyond the comprehension of our limited human minds.
Now I’m not suggesting for a moment that our human lives here and now are not important or not to be revered and valued immensely, no, not at all. We are certainly here to experience all that our souls very carefully set out to explore, discover, sense, feel, enjoy and endure when we made the choice to come and have this life.
What I’m hoping to elucidate (cool word), is that although we must take these lives of ours seriously enough that we engage, learn, relate, embrace, evolve and create as a direct result of all that we experience, perhaps from time to time, we could also take an imaginary step back from what we are feeling, suffering with, recovering from, catastrophising and even celebrating and realise…
This is not all there is to me, this is only my small story, I’m bigger and the infinite universe that is my true home is far bigger than this life event.
Phew, profound huh?
Wait, there’s more…
The things that have happened to me in this life have nothing at all to do with my inherent goodness as a divine soul, nor how I am loved beyond the stars and back again by the love energy that created All.
When we have the capacity to take this mental step back and view our lives from a more objective, less personal standpoint we are more likely to have the courage to chase our dreams, speak up for what we believe in and make choices that well, put simply, make us happy. We are less likely to live in automatic pilot, put up with abuse from others or go on punishing ourselves with regret and guilt over past actions.
It’s all been happening for you, you can see that more easily when you take the BIG picture perspective. You’ve gained far more than what you may feel you’ve lost. And ultimately, what it all boils down to is this:
Not so long ago I crossed the bridge from “Mainstream, Mind-focused Logical Land” and entered “Intuitive, Spirit-guided Magic-can-happen Land”. And guess what, my life is sooo much better.
My mission now is to lead as many willing adventurers as I can across the bridge to join me here in the land of infinite possibility, freedom and fun.
So this week I’m debunking some myths about embracing this way of life by sharing my top five spiritual secrets to a better life. Here goes…
You don’t need to meditate or pray in order to connect with Spirit/the Universe – it certainly helps me when I do, but as long as you spend time alone in nature, playing or listening to music (maybe not death metal), journaling or creating anything artistic, you are putting yourself in the zone to receive inspiration, healing and support.
Forget fad diets, forcing yourself to drink that green smoothie you only sort of like and feeling bad that you aren’t drinking enough water – Place your trust and awareness in your wise, clever body and listen to what it wants each day. We all need different foods and varying amounts of fluids. There’s no right or wrong when you rely on your intuitive self to guide your choices. As soon as you begin going with what you feel like, your body will course correct and find its own way to a healthy weight.
Add healing power to everything you consume by simply being present and aware – The tradition of saying grace or blessing our food before a meal goes back millennia because it actually activates the ever-present healing energy in our food and water. So just be mindful and appreciate whatever it is you’re receiving and your food will be your elixir.
You are not responsible for anyone’s happiness but your own – This is especially relevant for us women. No, dear feminine ones, you are NOT responsible for your children’s or partner’s happiness. Save yourself first. In other words, focus on creating your own happiness and the wonderful souls around you will feel freer to pursue their own bliss in turn. Focus only on others and I assure you, nobody wins.
Your creative and sexual expression are one and the same energy – if one is blocked or suppressed, your enjoyment of the other will be diminished. If you have hang-ups or fears around your sensuality, sexuality, creativity, or artistic talents, making progress in one of these realms can trigger instant healing in the others. So paint, make love, dance, sing, draw, sew, cook, get or give a massage, do yoga, write or sculpt yourself ALIVE!
For some extra help or further explanation of any of these concepts contact me for a personal consultation in-person, over the phone or on Skype. Go to Book A Session With Tricia in my website for more details.
Be your intuitive and natural self and create a life more ‘you’. <3
Are you ready to feel special, precious and loved?
Well, read on…
We all reach moments in our lives when we, sometimes quite inexplicably are ready to commit.
Commit to an exercise regime,a spiritual practice, a relationship or a perhaps a new way of thinking.
Sometimes the level of commitment required to deliver real positive results has been a long time coming and we spend years dancing around taking that final plunge.
So what’s holding you back? Why are you resisting doing precisely what you know will bring you health, peace, focus, joy and success?
What I feel this is usually about is not feeling deserving. If you truly and completely loved and valued yourself, would you have any trouble at all in making choices and commitments that you know serve your highest good?
No. Very simply, no.
So first things first. I’ll tell it to you straight:
You are the most valuable, sacred, special being on this planet. You deserve all that is good, enjoyable and fulfilling in your life. You represent the whole. When each of us feel alive, joyful, healthy and happy, it lifts the energy of the entire planet.
Does that have you convinced? If not, read that last bit with your child, best friend, partner or pet in mind. Now do you believe it?
So this is the first piece; feeling we deserve our joy.
Then we need to feel resonance with whatever it is we would like to commit to. If all your friends do yoga but you hate it, please don’t make that your goal. Make sure that whatever health regime, creative activity, spiritual path, study focus or work role you pursue as a commitment to yourself is something that makes your heart sing.
Life is too short and valuable to waste it following someone else’s path or living in fear of failing to achieve your own dreams.
My suggestions is to get the basics sorted out first. That means your physical well-being. First, love your body for where it’s at right now, treat it with tenderness, care and respect for all that it’s been for you over the years. Cultivate a feeling of connection and reverence for the innate wisdom of your physical self and listen to what it wants.
Some of us are well suited to vigorous, strong forms of exercise and some, not so much. Only you know, through feeling into your body and recalling from past experience what has felt good and enjoyable and what has felt either too easy or too hard, what your body needs.
The commitment piece comes a lot more easily when we love what we’re doing. And yet it can still take some firm guidance from within. I’m writing this knowing full well I still have lapses in my yoga and meditation practice. I really truly want to do two yoga classes each week and yet it rarely happens. Still, one is a good beginning, I can love myself for that.
The journey continues >3
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I play this game with myself. It’s called: “If they’re annoying me, what do I need to look at in myself?”
One of the most useful pieces of spiritual guidance I’ve ever received has been, to put it bluntly…
It’s not them, it’s YOU.
In other words, how can I change my perspective to feel more relaxed about how others behave? And it’s really not about looking at others through a different lens, it’s about looking inward and making friends with the aspects of me that are illuminated when they do what they do.
You see, what I’ve discovered is that it’s those not-so-lovely bits of ourselves that we despise and bury down so deep we don’t even remember they’re there, that we end up reacting to when others display those same traits.
Now this isn’t about the shop-keeper whose grumpy manner makes you feel bad or the fellow road user who cuts in front of you and gives you a fright and makes you angry (although it could be).
This is more about those nearest and dearest to us. You see, our close family and friends are members of our soul group going back into the distant past and ahead into our mysterious futures whom we’ve decided on a soul level to be with, in order to remember our wholeness and unity with ALL.
Here’s an example: I’ve had a life-long issue with people who in my assessment, over-react to life happenings. Strong outward displays of horror, fear, pain, shock, disapproval and even excitement and glee get me all worked up inside and make me want to tell the person to stop it. Funnily enough, (don’t worry family, I won’t name names) I’ve lived a life surrounded by people naturally inclined to be exuberant, expressive and yes, reactive.
But what I’m slowly realising is that hey, aren’t we all? Aren’t these traits all just a part of being a normal person? I decided at a young age to be more self-contained than “out-there” with my responses to the world. Although, don’t imagine this made for a totally sooth existence for me and my family. Holding all my reactions and feelings inside lead to them building up into volcano-like tantrums that were not pretty at all.
My outlets for self-expression as I grew older became writing, drawing, dancing and singing. Oh, and lots and lots of talking with my friends. That worked out pretty well and I guess I turned out fine.
Still, those feelings of irritation and annoyance persist. There’s clearly more I need to look at within and make friends with. Just lately I’ve been noticing when others are being rigid in their viewpoint and from my perspective, blocking their own happiness and freedom. I guess I do this too. I must, or it wouldn’t bother me that they do it.
It’s all okay though because this is what life’s about. What I’m enjoying now is having the insight to stand back and observe my reactions and feelings and accept them for what they are. This helps me to allow everyone else to be on their path too. Nobody is wrong or less enlightened than anyone else.
So remember, it’s not them, it’s you and we’re all equally lovable, cute and funny <3
We all just want peace and happiness don’t we? I certainly do and I’ve been working at it, really, I have.
But amid all the shifts, changes and growth, it often ends up all feel harder, when what we were aiming for was easier.
I’m big on analysing, questioning , refining and improving everything in my life pretty much all the time. Earlier on this week I felt like screaming ENOUGH! When will I feel like I know enough, have become enough and can give enough?
At what point does the ceaseless striving end and the simple and authentic BEING begin?
This week in preparing for my women’s meditation circle, I found myself feeling drawn to less rather than more. It’s become my habit to feel I have to cram a lot of value into our hour spent together: Deliver a guided meditation that raises self-awareness or heals an issue, read a quote, play some uplifting or healing music, speak wisely on our topic and do some oracle card readings. Then I breathe a silent sigh of relief as we drink herbal tea together and everyone chats.
So this week I allowed the session to be simpler. I lead the women into their hearts and then played a sound healing track. It felt easier and more natural. It felt fun and more relaxing for us all.
My journey of consciously developing my spiritual awareness and intuitive abilities began more than a decade ago, actually it’s closer to two decades. Since then I’ve read Louise Hay, Neale Donald Walsch, Eckhart Tolle, Miranda Holden, Wayne Dyer and countless others. I’ve learned about energy healing via Kinesiology, Reiki, Aurasoma, crystals, flower essences, chakra balancing, toning and many other modalities created by wonderful and gifted healers. Not to mention all the other complimentary therapies like essential oils and homeopathy I’ve accessed for me and my family to assist us with our overall well-being. Oh and don’t let me leave out numerology and astrology for endless and entertaining insights on who we really are.
Now don’t get me wrong, this has all been great. I’ve managed to resolve plenty of niggly health issues, emotional stuck-points and mental hang-ups by travelling this endlessly fascinating path. Plus, the self-knowledge I’ve gained has helped to me help others with clarity, humour and humility.
It’s just that, well, it seems that the more we delve, analyse, seek answers from others and ponder our existential crises from every possible angle, the more we also become attached to the idea that all this focus on our ‘story’ and personal ISSUES, is essential for our future happiness and in reality….
What if it were also true that the more committed we are to figuring it all out, the further away we get from our true essence?
What if all the therapies, philosophies, treatments, processes and potions we’ve made use of are merely distractions, window dressing or even overlays that cover up our inner truth and divinity?
Just a thought.
The only way you can answer these questions for yourself is to allow yourself some time in silence, just a few moments here and there are enough to begin with.
Listen with love and reverence for the life you already are <3