intimacy…

2 Nov

As I was wondering around the shops the other day I was watching through the window of a hairdressers. The hairdressers were all in deep conversations with their clients. I imagined they were spilling their infinite wealth of knowledge onto their client as they transformed their look and their problems all in one go and it got me wondering…why do we share such intimacy with a person we hardly know yet find it hard to be intimate with the people we hold most dear?

By intimacy I’m talking about our deepest held fears & dreams, our innermost feelings. Not sex, so get your heads out of the gutter. And it’s not just hairdressers. It’s nail technicians, beauticians, massage therapists and the like. What is it about these occupations that allows us to open up about the secrets that we don’t tell our husband or best friend. Is it because they have no real connection to us, that we feel like it is safer to reveal that part of our self to a stranger than someone close to us? And on top of that what makes us think that the average suburban hairdresser has all the answers to life?

Maybe it is like the bartender where we are not really all that concerned with the advice they give us but more about having someone to listen and sympathise with us. As humans we can be a sucker for the old sympathy card. And it is an instant bonding technique. After all don’t we all want to feel validated and listened to?

In my line of work, I spend a great deal of time listening. I listen to what is being said but also to what is not being said, which is often at the core of why a client comes to see me. It is the unspoken thoughts and feelings that are often the most important and as a coach I need to be able to pick up on these nuances.

So in conclusion (gee I sound like I’m writing a high school essay) I’ve decided that it is the listening and not the advice that makes us spill the beans with perfect strangers. Maybe we don’t feel we can tell our loved ones these things because rather than just listening, we think and in some cases know that they will be trying to fix the problem. We all really want is to be heard.

Can you hear that? It’s the sound of listening.

Until next time…think big & blossom!

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moments in time…

20 Oct

It’s amazing how a holiday can brush the cobwebs and fog from your mind. It can really realign your senses to your path and revitalise your energy to get you back into the flow. I’ve just had a wonderful few days down in Denmark,  which is a small town in the South West. Lush and green, its landscapes soothe the soul. Watching the green hills roll past me I imagined myself running over the grass singing, “the hills are alive with the sound of music”. It was all very Von Trapp family…

As much as I try to keep my vibration raised and positive, everyday living can start to slow you down. Even my morning tea by the ocean was not doing its thing. Spending time with some of my favourite people in the world was just what I needed. Love and laughter are two things you should always have in copious amounts and my holiday was filled with them. The only thing that would have made it even more perfect would have been to have ALL my favourite people there…that and being able to eat all that scrumptious food without gaining an inch.

It’s true what they say about the little things in life. These are the things that you remember. These are the things that make life so darn wonderful! Like the smell of sleep on my niece when she first gets up in the morning or the sight of a lazy Blue Tongue Lizard catching the first rays of the sun. Or the murmur of crickets as the house settles into sleep. It is these little things that let you know that all is right with your world. It is these memories that you carry back into your everyday living. They will sustain you until your next moment in time can be made.

May your moments in time be as wonderful!

Until Next Time…Think Big & Blossom!

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someone to watch over me…

11 Oct

metatron

Just lately I have been having some very strange encounters. No they are not encounters of the third kind but rather encounters of the celestial kind…angels…archangels to be precise.

I have seen them for many years but usually as a wisp, floating in and out of my consciousness or dropping in to leave a message or help with healing (mine or a clients). But lately something’s changed within myself that has opened a door to a whole new experience. Let me give you an example.

Every week I try to do a walk along the coast. We have some beautiful coastal walks here in WA and it really keeps me grounded. When I have finished my walk, before I get back into my car, I stop and take in the moment. Usually the sun is setting over the ocean and everything is bathed in the last rays of sunshine before dusk. I close my eyes and breathe this light in and say thank you for the peace and serenity that I feel. However, the last few times I have done this I have felt a heat on my right side. It couldn’t possibly be the sun because I’m facing the sun. In my mind’s eye I see a soft yellow colour and in my right ear I hear the words, “Everything will be alright”. Then I feel this unbelievable joy, joy so overwhelming that it makes me catch my breath and I almost lose my balance. Then it is gone.

I knew the first time it happened that I had been visited by an angel. But one that was unfamiliar to me. So I went back to my books and asking for guidance opened the page up on Archangel Uriel. I instantly felt a connection and knew this was who I had been visited by. Uriel helps show you the light through epiphanies and insights. He helps you see what step you are to take next. I have been feeling a bit indecisive of late and therefore dragging my feet in moving forward. And in the last few weeks I have been having insight after insight into why I am here and what I need to do to fulfil my life purpose.

We are all looked over by these celestial beings. It doesn’t matter if you belong to a religious group (I certainly don’t) or if you are an atheist. They watch over all of us. I had a hard time accepting them at first because I associated angels with religion and well me and religion don’t really get on. But then as I read more I realised that angels were a part of God, not a part of religion and once I accepted this, I found that they enriched my spiritual experiences for the better. Now I call on Archangel Michael whenever I need courage or protection or both. I call on Archangel Gabriel when I need to get my message across clearly and I call on Archangel Metatron when I need to get in touch with my feelings more or if I need to clear my energy.

I know I don’t usually write about this but this blog is about love and I think Archangels pretty much rule the roost when it comes to love. We could all take a page out their book. Our world would be filled with more love and compassion if we did. And it is nice to know that I have someone watching over me, guiding me towards creating my dream life.

Life is so much more than we can see with our eyes. It is so much more than we can smell, taste or touch. As you awaken your sixth sense, the world explodes into a kaleidoscope of colour & sound. Most of all it is an orchestra of emotion that sweeps you up and hurls you forward into the Universe to experience life as one with everything else. It is literally an awe inspiring, mind blowing experience that we are all hurtling toward, whether we believe in it or not!

Until Next Time…Think Big & Blossom!

NB. This gorgeous artwork of Archangel Metatron was done by Marius Michael-George. For more of his artwork please go to http://www.MariusFineArt.com.

hope for a new generation

28 Sep

Be Love - Copyrighted

I have said it before so sorry if I keep repeating myself but I try not to focus on the news. It is after all one of the most depressing things you’ll see or read all day, especially at the moment with all the chaos happening around the world.

A lot of people think I bury my head in the sand but I believe that for my sanity and the sanity of the world that it helps not to focus on all the negativity and instead focus on love. It is without a doubt the only thing we need right now. Love would stop all this madness because when you come from a place of love it is impossible to commit the atrocities that are being committed at the moment.

If I let my imagination play havoc with my thoughts & think about a world without love, I start to fear for the generations coming up behind me. How does this endless stream of greed, control & violence affect their outlook on life? Does it desensitise them so  that it only becomes worse or will it eventually get to the point where it implodes upon itself and from it comes a period of love and happiness? I can only pray that it is the latter.

If you are a bringer of peace, a purveyor of love then I ask you to spread your story to the masses. It is time for us to focus on the possibilities that life can bring us and not on this chaos that is happening now. If what we think about, we bring about, isn’t it only sensible that we start to think about love and peace? For the sake of humanity, we have to change our way of thinking, we have to start to spread peace, not hate, make love, not war and accept each & every one of us as we are unconditionally. No one needs to change, we all just need to learn to adopt a live and let live attitude.

There is hope for the next generation but only if we start practicing a loving attitude today.

Until Next Time…Think Big & Blossom!

peace, love & mung beans…

14 Sep

I try not to read the newspapers or watch news programmes. I feel that we only perpetuate global negativity by focusing on what the media is paid to tell us. Some people call me naive or tell me that I’m sticking my head in the sand. Well each to their own – I’m fine with that. I only want to focus on love, happiness and peace and I find it very hard to do this when I watch media reports of all the latest atrocities being committed across the world. However, I do understand why this is happening.

Chaos always reigns supreme when you go through change. This applies to one person or to a global population. For so long the world has been run by male dominant energies and as we move into the Golden Age it is only natural for the Earth to start a balancing & cleansing process where male and female energies come back into balance, where we women take our place beside men as equals. Now is a time of chaos and the less spiritually enlightened may feel like the world is a terrible, violent, angry place. But for those of us who are more sensitive to energy, you may feel the underlying current coming through that is imbued with love & peace. In fact, it is our job to remain calm and help spread this energy to all that we can.

I have said this before and I will say it again – life is self-sustaining. Mother Earth will only take so much crap from us before she puts her foot down and says this is how it’s going to be. For us to go into the Golden Age we need to clear out all the old negative energy and find a place in our lives for unconditional love for all things. As you can see, it’s not going to be easy. For hundreds and hundreds of years, we have been made to believe that anything female is weak and less than. Females and female energy has been supressed by greed and corruption. It has even gotten to the point where women feel they need to become “men” in order to succeed in this world. I have met some women who are so hard and uncompromising. Without the softness of female energy, without the compassion or quiet strength of female energy, I’m afraid to say that we are doomed to go the way of the dinosaurs.

I have faith that we can do this, that we can bring about the change we so desperately want. The world is run by a minority of bullying & greedy beings and now is the time to take back our power and say no more. From now on we, the majority, are going to run things, starting with a return to the balance of all that is.

Until Next Time…Think Big & Blossom!

PS mung beans are optional…

happy, happy, joy, joy!

27 Aug

Life is great! Life is fabulous! Life is…whatever you make it! So why not make it big & beautiful? We are on this planet for such a short time so I think it is very important to live as our real selves, our quintessential selves. Be true to yourself for you are the only person who can make yourself happy. And happiness is all we are here for – to experience joy. What gives you joy is different for everyone. It could be being of service to others or creating masterpieces or just ensuring your kids are loved well. Whatever your joy, your passion, bring it into your life without delay. When you feel joy in one area of your life, it spreads to the other areas of your life – career, family, relationships, health, etc.

Regardless of what we have been told by the media, we do not need the latest sports car or $100,000 sitting in our bank account to be happy. Whilst these things are nice to have, our happiness should not rely upon outside influences. Everything you need to be happy lies within. Close your eyes, breathe and it will come to you. Feeling joy just for the sake of it, is the best feeling in the world. It is a joy that is boundless. It is a joy that encompasses all of you. It fills you with an energy that gives you the courage to face your fears and move forward towards the life of your dreams. It can be loud and brash or quiet and soothing. Embrace it and you will see your life change beyond your wildest imaginings.

So think big, think happy and be true to yourself.

Until Next Time…Think Big & Blossom!

the secret life of…

12 Jul

A movie that’s fast becoming a favourite in my house is “The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty”. The storyline, the cinematography and the music are brilliant and Ben Stiller is very easy on the eye. But what I love best about this movie is that it represents such a large percentage of the population. There are so many people that are black and white on the outside but are full of colour on the inside. Quiet, unassuming people who blend into the background, never daring to bring their dreams into reality.

But like Walter we need to bring our dreams to the forefront, we need to start living them. Life becomes more organic when you take a chance on your dreams. Things start to fall into place when you replace your fear with courage. And it can be one of the most empowering things you can do for yourself.

Whatever you dream, you can do it. Whether that’s running your own business, travelling the world or working up the courage to ask that pretty girl out…you can do it. Do whatever it takes because if you can live it in your head, you can live it in life.

Be brave…

Be true…

Be the quintessential you…

…ground control to major tom…

Until Next Time…Think Big & Blossom!

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