Beyond Comfort…

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Life begins beyond comfort,
beyond what you can imagine,
Reach as far as you can go
and go even further…

I am excited to say that I will be taking on new challenges this year for charity again. It has been nearly two and a half years since climbing Kilimanjaro so I felt it was time to take on something new that I have never done before. I will be taking on not one but three challenges this time which will require commitment and planning to make it happen. It means I get to travel some more later in the year but what I am most looking forward to is the journey to get there.

From previous experience, I have learnt that it is the journey to the journey that is most memorable because of the person I needed to be to get there. Part of me is really nervous about taking on three challenges but I am willing to give it a try. I am willing to face my fear for a worthy cause and be open to new possibilities.

I feel it is important to take on opportunities as they arise and trust the path you take. Life is all about choice and I know for me I want to look back on my life with love and joy of the memories in my heart rather than regret of a life unlived which can easily happen with the busyness of modern living. I do find it really difficult a lot of the time to juggle everything. This is something that is always working progress. However, I wouldn’t change a thing. Like everyone else, life is full of ups and downs and when all is said and done it is about having faith and belief in oneself and to know that you are never alone.

There is always a purpose to everything and your dreams choose you for a reason. It allows you to step into the fullness of who you are and that is something to celebrate. We are all unique and have something to offer so if there is something that you have been thinking of doing, do it now. Cease the day act on anything that inspires you.

“You don’t have to be great to start,
but you have to start to be great.”
(Zig Ziglar)

With love and light,
Lisa

The Hourglass Effect

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Travelling is
the call
of the heart,
Mystery destinations
brought to life
in choices
beyond reason,
Only a call
to trusting insights,
To see with
new eyes
what
was right
in front of you
all along.

I have been thinking a lot lately about the way I make decisions. Not the kind where you decide what to have for dinner or what colour socks to wear that day (although I can’t say I think about my socks that much). I am talking about the bigger decisions that you know could potentially change your life. Do you turn left or do you turn right?

There is always choice and free will as human beings. Within this I do believe that what is meant to be will be but nothing can take away our free will. The freedom is within us to walk our path in life and to decide what is next even if that means the way we react to circumstances we have no control over.

It has been three months since returning from South America and the trip is still fresh in my mind. I am glad I somehow made it happen. The outcome could have been very different and I couldn’t imagine not have been on such an amazing visit to the beautiful country of Ecuador. This has led me to make a decision to travel again sooner than expected so watch this space!

Like Ecuador, I did not make the decision based on logic or my current circumstances with things like finances. If I did I never would have made it to Ecuador or any of my other journeys. What I did was ask myself that if today was my last day on Earth, what is it that I would like to be doing? Who would I see? Where would I go? What kind of person would I like to be?

We are born into the world with nothing but ourselves and we will leave the same way. However, the one thing that will always live on is our growth and soul evolution. That will stay and send out a ripple effect to the entire cosmos. With this is mind I know that I have made the right decision. I listened to my heart and I am excited. Sure there are challenges and logistics to work out already as I prepare myself for another trip but when you say YES with every fibre of your being the Universe hears you. There is a knowing inside and it is about living that dream in your heart. Your reality is what you wish it to be and you hold the key. This rings true and experience has taught me to believe, to trust and to know that I will be Divinely guided always. Life is supportive. It is ever changing, filled with promises for a new tomorrow.

What are your dreams for 2017? What lives in your heart?

Love and light,
Lisa

 

Lavender Dreams

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Slow down the busy,
Timeless action
opens the way,
A portal of joy
lighting the darkness,
To see again
lavender dreams.

It seems that after the holiday season it is back to reality so to speak. This is the case for so many of us where there may be lots of responsibilities in our daily lives. Anyone feeling that?! How can we keep on top of it? What is the best course of action to take? What can we do that will bring the greatest results for ourselves and others?

I constantly ask myself a lot of these questions. Rarely do I have all the answers I need or in a way that I expect.  It usually leads to more questions but I am ok with this (well, most of the time).

What I have learnt over the last few years is to stay with it and go through life with a sense of child-like curiosity rather than make work for myself in my mind. We can’t always know what is ahead of us even when me make seamless plans but no matter what happens we can always give our best to life, our relationships with others, in our work and anything else that is important to us.

As much as I would like to approach 2017 full steam ahead, I have been taking time to be quiet before beginning and doing. When I have set any new goals or projects I know myself and the tendency to go all in, sometimes barely coming up for air but I decided this year that I will do it differently and strike more of balance, if anything to keep my sanity.

As my friends read this, I can imagine their responses… I promise I am sane really!! Anything is possible 🙂

It takes commitment to stay still. Most days I really don’t feel like it. I could think of better things I could be doing that are more fun and easy. Does this sound familiar?

That’s all I know is that I can’t afford to not be still. Even five minutes a day can make a huge difference if done consistently over time. It’s about changing our minds to see the good in our lives. Like anything, it requires training and there is no greater act than training the mind. I don’t pretend to be a master at it. Sometimes I sit there and I feel none the wiser but my will is strong enough to carry me through it and keep on trying. I believe that’s why they call it a practice. One day at a time is all it takes.

What commitments have you made for yourself in 2017? I would love to hear from you.

In love and light,
Lisa