A tribute to a very special soul…

564175_10151070814847957_887112935_n (1)Meeting Dr Wayne Dyer at the
I Can Do It Conference London 2012

As news spreads across the globe on the passing of a beautiful inspirational soul, I wanted to dedicate today’s post to him. There is no doubt that Dr Wayne Dyer made his mark on the world. His work brought much needed healing and love to help raise the consciousness of humanity. I have loved getting to know his work through the books and audios he created. Although I feel sad about his passing and praying for his loved ones, I also feel so grateful at the same time. He may have made his transition from this life but what he leaves behind will always live on and that is to be celebrated.

“Focus on loving the life you have now with the body you have.”
(Dr Wayne Dyer)

I was very fortunate to have met him three years ago at the I Can Do It conference in London, which was organised by Hay House. I still remember it quite well and where I was in my life. I was still fairly new on my spiritual path and experiencing great hardship in my life. I had a serious illness with no known cure and living in hope that things would get better, which they eventually did.

Being at the conference provided me with the healing energy I needed to carry on towards my path of self-healing even though I didn’t know it at the time. I think it really confirmed what I already knew inside and I made peace with my body despite what I felt physically. I was able to see my body in a new light and I remember feeling goosebumps all over me as I heard Dr Wayne Dyer speak on stage. It was exactly what I needed, along with so many other inspirational speakers that weekend too.

It was an honour to meet Dr Wayne Dyer at the conference. What really stood out for me was the love that he had to give. It radiated from him and I could feel it as he gave me a hug. There was no need for words. The love just resonated in my heart and inspired me beyond words. In that moment I realised this is a human being that really lived the words that he shared with so many of us and that is what I aspire to be in my own life. To give love and to be love is the greatest gift in the world. It is Divine!

Thank you beautiful soul for your loving presence in our lives. I wish you well on your next adventure.

In love and light,
Lisa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reflections from Kilimanjaro…


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View from Barafu Hut 

Last Sunday marks a very special anniversary in which I turned the impossible into possible and reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, the world’s highest free standing mountain. I am feeling the energy from the climb as I look back at a challenging but beautiful journey on the mountain. On some level, I still don’t think my mind has fully registered the scale of what I did and I’m not sure if it ever will but I wanted to take a moment to celebrate this achievement. Sometimes in life I think it’s good to take a moment and breathe it all in (no pun intended) and see the light and beauty that is always around us.

There was a time I couldn’t have even comprehended the thought of doing this. It has been a big lesson for me in realising that dreams can come true and life can be better than you could have imagined it to be. It was a huge deal to commit to this climb after just overcoming a serious illness that took over my life for six years. During that time doctors told me there was no hope for a cure and I knew the moment I healed myself from this, I wanted to do something big. I could feel it inside my body calling me near. Little did I know that it would call me to the top of Africa.

What I experienced on the seven day trek turned out to be very representative of my life and what I endured and overcame. The climb forced me to reach into parts of myself that I didn’t know were there. It taught me that there are so many possibilities to life if we remain open and pure to our intentions. It taught me that beauty is in the overcoming and in that overcoming you can access more of who you are and who you have always been.

Faith will take you everywhere….

Despite having support all around me which included a friend that climbed the mountain with me, I still doubted myself constantly. I found the trek a struggle from day one. I was already tired before beginning and started feeling the effects of the altitude early on in the trek. My friend and I decided that we would focus on getting to each camp every day. We would acknowledge our success in reaching each one and this helped quite a lot.

Even so, I think the summit must have been at the back of my mind somewhere. It wasn’t until arriving at Barafu Hut (camp 5) that something shifted for me. The picture I have shared above is the moment I felt this shift. I took the photo with my phone as I sat on a big rock outside our tent in deep contemplation. This was in the early evening right before we were to begin our ascent to the summit (at midnight). The view of the clouds was so phenomenal and I wanted to take it in. I wanted to feel into the experience and soulfully connect.

As I did this a wave of love and appreciation came over me through all of the experiences that brought me to this point. I thought to myself that if I could heal myself from my illness, then I could do this. I finally found the inner strength I needed for the first time in the entire trek. I saw myself on the summit and I kept this image with me during the 7 hour walk towards it.

I wanted to leave you with a poem I wrote during my time of deep contemplation at Barafu Hut. With the spectacular view of the clouds all around me, it inspired my soul to write this and I am so happy to share this moment with you. Here it is:

High, high above the sky
White blankets of hope
Bring hearts to heaven
As Mother Earth smiles
In deepness of faith

High, high above the sky
My strength is found
As I feel my journey
With the grace of love
A divine being that will always be

High, high above the sky
The sun is shining
Lighting my path
As every step
Breathes new possibilities to life

High, high above the sky
Freedom is alive
Kissed in passions
For I am that I am
And I am me

Kili 108 - day 6The summit of Mount Kilimanjaro
on 9th August 2014

In love and light,
Lisa

 

 

 

Beauty and beyond…

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There is beauty
in so many unrecognised places.
It’s a different beauty than
what you find in magazines,
where the faces all become the same
page after page.
Neither is about shapes or fabrics
or cut or colour.
Beauty is how you invite people
into your life and your heart no matter what;
it’s when you laugh or cry with your whole self
just because that’s how you feel.
Beauty is the way you move
when you think no one is watching
and you forget the shadows
of “should” and “supposed to”.
Beauty is courage, energy, hope, and grace.
Beauty is you –
just the way you are.

– Sue Gillies-Bradley –

I came across this poem and I think it speaks for itself. I wanted to share it with you and follow on from last week’s post in dedication to all women. There are so many facets to a woman that is far greater and richer to what is portrayed in the media. It is a place where there is no competition or rivalry; only support and connection. It is place that exists beyond time and space, where you are able access more of who you are.

When you receive the love of a woman, you allow the Divine mystery to melt your heart. You become open to all there is and life is never the same again. You find strength in places you never thought possible. You find magic in vulnerability and tap into an energy that let’s your true power shine. Centred in the feminine, it is a place of empowerment and YOU shall remain.

In love and light,
Lisa