Today marks 12 years that I have been in this chapter. Writing it collaboratively with a bunch of other humans!
This is the longest time I have spent dedicated to one thing! Achievement moment!
This chapter began expected, but yet completely unexpected.
Have you noticed that life is filled with opposing energies? The paradoxes that seem to be the foundation of life.
I mean, I am deeply introverted and crave quiet time at my soul level, but yet love to be on stage, leading workshops, facilitating retreats. I love being around other like souled humans.
And wanting to be surrounded by beautiful things, and yet, at the some time want to throw everything away and live so basically and simply with not one piece of ‘stuff’.
Feel so blessed and gushy and deeply moved to have been gifted your children and at the same time be annoyed and feel trapped or have lost freedom.
I gift songs for fun. And maybe I have a little bit of lisztomania. Is that like being a little bit pregnant I wonder?
I’m right in the middle of gifting Theme Songs for 2018. FUN!
The gift I receive from this process is that I get to infuse all of these songs into me as well.
So, I thought I might share some of the songs that consistently hit my soul personally.
May they touch yours as well.
Unlike previous blogs, these are organised into sections.
I’ll leave it to you to feel into the song titles and search them up for your good selves.
Oh and I am ALWAYS on the feel out for new songs, so feel free to send me yours! Share the good vibes. xx
If you have been following my writings, you will know that since June, I haven’t had a drink. No, not true. I haven’t had an alcoholic drink! Not one. Not even a sip!
Initially it was set as an experiment to see if I could actually make it until 2018. Just because I had never gone that long without a drink, since being an adult.
But what I have come to see, when ‘letting go’ of some habits, is that there were and are A LOT of habits that my body just says NO to.
Because I am a sensitive soul, I feel a lot of stuff. And I give a fuck about a lot of stuff. Too much, I have come to see.
I love the work of Tony Robbins. I have read so much of his stuff, watched hours and hours of his work and listened to so much of his wisdom on CD’s and podcasts. And next year I hope to attend one of his seminars! #onthelist
If you haven’t heard of Tony Robbins, you might want to do yourself a favour and get acquainted. He is a powerhouse, a game changer and a man on a mission to help folks undo their pain and live a full out life!
Criticism. Argh. Right? Have you noticed how much of it is in the world?
We hate being at the receiving end of it. And yet, there is this strange thing I have noticed about humans….they love participating in it! Tell me if I am wrong here!
Recently I noticed that I wanted to be in the space for more criticism to come to me. Not to hurt me, but to grow me. To prove that I am not afraid of words outside of myself. And I certainly wasn’t afraid of shiz slingers!
The ocean. Vast. Powerful. Forever in flux. Breathing. Exhaling. Inhaling.
Have you ever watched the waves roll in and out and in it’s movement? Deeply? Have you watched it tumble to little pebbles along the waterline? I sat. For ages recently. And just watched the little pebbles.
Tumbling. Flipping. And as the wave hits, they move fast. Spinning. Turing. Rolling. Fast.
And then, the wave retreats and the pebbles lay on the sand. Basking in the sun.
I imagine that if they were human, this would be where they catch their breath. Stare at the sky. Feel the warmth from the sun. Until the next wave hits and they are spun and tumbled again.
Social media and I have formed a new relationship.
Prior to the last couple of months, we had a bit of a…contentious relationship. I felt like it was always interrupting me. Always wanting my attention. Needy. It would keep me engaged in mind numbing activity for ages. It was available all.the.time. I blamed social media for my tiredness, my frustration, my scattered mind.
The time that we have had a part, I have come to see that it was me who didn’t have very healthy boundaries in place. And it had nothing actually to do with social media. Surprise, surprise!
The proof is in the pudding they say. Not even sure what that means. I just looked it up and it means that you can only judge the quality of something if you have tried or experienced it.
Now that we all understand the meaning of that (okay, so it is maybe just me who now understands it), I want to share the proof of following my intuition and asking for what I need.
Did you read about my loooonnnngg road to finally receive the first major treatment toward regaining my whole health? If you didn’t, it’s here.
It is the first step of many. Many I have already taken, and maybe this feels like a leap.
Today. Today was GAME.CHANGING! Completely! I got exactly what I needed.
Now, if you choose to settle in to read this (grab a cuppa something), know that there is some rant-age in here. There is a wee bit of discharging energy. A lot of frustration released. And I am owning and and speaking up anyway!
But right now….I am seriously having one of those OH MY FREAKING GOD moments.
You know I love me some vibes. And I just love sharing them!
Here are some tunes for your to savour for this Monday.
If you are feeling blah!
This is a reggae vibe. Thanks Michael Franti.
Written for you and me. Thanks Yuna!
Time to lift it up! Thanks Macklemore
If you feel swoonish and snuggly.
We can take the world…Thanks Johnnyswim.
Hold the lantern..Thanks India Bourne
If you feel like giving up
Mmmm, love me some of this…Thanks First Aid Kit
Anthem. YES!! Thanks Andra Day
Lift up. Thanks Andrea Faustini
When it is time to let go of those held back feelings (not for listening in public).
Take it all in and let it all out. Thanks Olivia
And lay down and listen. Thanks Enya.
You didn’t..now you do. Thanks Andrea Faustini
If you would like a song just for you, just message me. I love gifting them. You just have to ask. That is the only condition…
Until next we meet, life is made up of energy. How are you using yours?