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create a happy harmonious life!

29 Apr

Roses

Until next time…think big & blossom!

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the joy directive

24 Mar

I have been very busy this year and it’s only March. I do apologise for the lack of posts but I have been working on my new business, which is now up and running. Whilst this blog is about love, my business and new blog is all about living a joyful life, which if you think about it really do go hand in hand..

Please come and check it out http://thejoydirective.com.

I have just posted a blog there tonight about the 5 steps to living a joyful life. If you’d like to check it out go to 5 steps to joyful living on my brand new wordpress website.

Oh and to other news – this year is all about love for me. MM proposed to me in January and we are getting married in September. Words can not even begin to describe how chaotic it is organising a wedding in such a short time but why wait when you know he’s the one? Thank God for my event planning sister who keeps reminding me of all the things I may let slip through the cracks. She has been an immense resource and help. What a treasure!

Well that’s all for now.

Until next time…think big & blossom!

merry christmas!

25 Dec

Wherever you may be, whatever you may be doing, whomever you are with,  may you celebrate this season with love, joy and peace.

I wish that going into 2015, that we see the world filled with peace and love. That life is all that you hoped for. That your dreams all come true and that you remember how truly wonderful you are as a co-creator of your life.

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Until Next Time…Think Big & Blossom!

love is in the air!

26 Nov

Romantic love is not usually a love I write a lot about, mostly because I never had much luck in that arena. However, this has changed recently with the arrival of a man whom shall for the purposes of this blog be called MM (my man).

MM is such a gorgeous guy. He is compatible with me on so many levels. We have lots of common interests and the same sense of humour and in the short space of time that I have known him I have fallen deeply, deeply in lurve with him. This man is my soulmate!

Being all loved up got me to thinking about soulmates and what exactly makes us so attracted and compatible to one person. Firstly, I believe that there is more than one soulmate for everyone, and I also believe that soulmates are rarely romantically connected to us. For example, my nephew is my spiritual soulmate – he totally gets my philosophy on life. My hairdresser is my musical soulmate – not only does he keep my hair looking fabulous but we bond over our mutual love of 80’s music. These soulmates have one specific task – to bond with me over a specific set of circumstances in my life. A romantic soulmate, however is an entirely different matter because they bond with your heart and your soul. So, what makes MM the guy who has stolen my heart?

Is it the mutual respect he gives me? Or the way he genuinely listens to what I have to say and then uses it later in conversation so I know I have been heard? Is it the way he rubs his thumb along my thumb when he holds my hand or the way he places his hand on the small of my back as he guides me through a crowded restaurant? Is it the laughter we share or the private jokes we have between us or is it the fire he lights within me that makes me think that with him by my side I can accomplish anything? Maybe it’s a combination of all these things or maybe it’s just a chemical reaction in my brain. All I know is that whatever it is, it makes my heart sing.

Alas, I think romantic soulmate love will always be a bit of a mystery and I like it that way. I believe it is something to be experienced, not analysed under a microscope. I do believe that if you interviewed a hundred couples who believed they were romantic soulmates, they would each tell you a hundred different reasons why they are soulmates. So in my opinion there is no one answer to this question.

And so I leave you with a quote from my nine year old nephew, a wise one I must say. He told me that “Love is love…”. Nothing more, nothing less, love is love in all its shapes and forms.

Until Next Time…Think Big & Blossom!

defining our terms…

14 Nov

We are put here on this beautiful Earth to live a life of love & joy. We are here to experience all that life has to offer. The ups and downs, the swings and roundabouts. All learning experiences and experiences that should ultimately create a life of joy. So why do so many of us let our lives be defined by other people’s terms, other people’s wishes.

As children we do what our parents tell us to do and for the most part we are given rules and regulations to keep us safe. It gives us boundaries and a foundation from which to grow. Then as we get older we are supposed to define our own terms for living, yet so rarely do we get to do this. The society in which we grow up in plays a big part in moulding us, not always for the better. And even when we are doing things in a way that is not congruent with our heart and soul, if the rest of society is doing it then we are less likely to question it and rather follow blindly the terms that have been set before us.

This has to change.

We need to start defining life by our own terms, by what makes our heart sing. The only way we can get to experience the quintessential truth of who we are is by defining the terms of our life, following the rules that we were born with, which if truth be known is usually only one rule – to live a life filled with joy and love.

It doesn’t matter what anyone else is doing. Follow your heart, your mind and your gut. These three brains make up one big brain that can put you on the right path to living a life that is blessed with great joy, abundant love and wonderful experiences. A life which is defined by our own terms is a life well lived. Don’t go to your deathbed and wish that you had done things differently. Live, love and laugh your way through a life filled with wonderful memories and cherished relationships. These will be the things you take with you to your next life.

Until Next Time…Think Big & Blossom!

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!

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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