Life is about moving beyond what you know and into the unexpected. It’s where dreams grow and we evolve into the greatness of being human…
It’s been a while since my last blog post. Life is filled with weaves and unexpected turns this year. There’s been a lot happening behind the scenes since the Autumn Equinox and I had to learn to prioritise and follow where my heart takes me along the way. It meant my blog has taken a back seat to some important creative projects and exam studies for my Naturopathic Nutrition course (which I somehow aced despite many challenges). I’m writing this post in the airport as we speak, about to take some much needed time out but will be back on my blog again in about a month or so after my travels.
Along this path, I am trying and stepping into a lot of new things and somehow new dimensions at times. Sometimes I have no idea what will happen, except I have to take the next step in listening to the yearnings of the heart. In this I always trust. People often ask me how I get things done or find the time and despite it being a constant juggle with my schedule the answer is easy. I follow the love and want to live my life having tried with no regrets rather than not trying and staying the same without moving forwards. The human spirit is expansive and we are all capable of so much if we allow ourselves to move beyond what is comfortable.
Entering into the unknown is a constant in my life and sometimes can be part of the fun too. When we do some something it’s about looking inside yourself and seeing what is your motive for doing it. Also, looking at what moves, motivates and inspires you. I continue to trust in life and follow the signs. I know they will never lead me astray, although my friends will probably tell you I lead them astray but that’s another story 🙂
I like to focus on the ‘why’ on doing something and for me it’s about turning all my experiences and studies into something worthwhile in service to others. Isn’t that what life is all about anyway?!!
“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.” (Muhammad Ali)
To live a life in service to others is why we are here. It doesn’t always mean trekking the highest of mountains although trekking is something that has called to me personally many times over. It’s about giving your gifts in your own authentic way whatever that may be. Life is so much better when we share. It creates a ripple effect to heal and raise the consciousness of this planet. Let it be the legacy you leave behind.
When you truly meet yourself, love touches the core of your entire being…
There is something inside of each of us that already knows. It knows the way to our heart. It knows what needs to be done, where to go, who to connect with. It knows the answers to the questions we are seeking. It lives inside our cells. It breathes life into us. It brings us alive into creation where we can truly thrive as human beings.
On this path, we each have a unique blueprint that is special and travels the distance in revealing the truth. There is healing and transformation that is available to us if we stay still enough to listen. In the whisper of that silence is that voice of higher consciousness leading the way. If we are brave enough to tune into its frequency there is so much magic and wonder to explore.
Life is a rippling flow of energy that strengthens our resolve to step into the bigness of who we are. There is Power. There is Presence. There is Love. When we see experiences as opportunities to peel back the layers, we can stand inside the fire and ignite the essence of our spirit. We can dance in ecstasy. We can taste the passion. We can jump to the sky and take flight, finding the courage to step into the unknown and know that we are loved just as we are. There is nothing to change. Only total surrender to Oneness.
It’s about recognising anything that is in alignment with our soul and living from a place of authenticity. When we allow love to guide us we will always find our way back to ourselves. We will always come Home.
“Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself.” (Rumi)
It has been an epic two week journey abroad travelling to the depths of possibility and seeing things with fresh eyes. This is what I love about visiting other countries – taking in the culture, the food and being able to accept the hospitality of the people who have opened their homes to me, especially on this trip. It makes you look at life differently. It was my first time in India and I couldn’t think of a better place to go than Kerala. It has so much to offer and is such a magical place to be if you open your heart to her.
When I first arrived I must admit I didn’t feel this way for many reasons. I knew India would not be a holiday of total relaxation. The streets are so busy. They are filled with the worst traffic I have ever seen and full of people wherever you go to the point you can hardly move as you navigate through the crowds. Then you have the sweltering heat to contend with. It is the hottest of heats and I couldn’t go outside most afternoons because of it. With all of that and adjusting to a new time zone, India was very confronting to me and I have never been to a place quite like it.
India is filled with so much spirituality and yet you are faced with total duality all at the same time. You would see beautiful buildings that took your breath away then come outside and see rubbish on the floor at every street corner. It broke my heart to see Mother Earth in this way and I thought to myself would I ever get it and connect to India. There was so much that didn’t make sense to me. I was pushed beyond my limits, observing my shadows and seeing my triggers come out in full force. It made me wonder if I had evolved at all. It really showed me that no matter where you are in the world, unless you know yourself and see your truth and beauty on the inside, you can travel to the most exotic extravagant places and never be fulfilled, not truly. Everything you seek is always inside yourself.
There was so much about Kerala that I loved. The food was absolutely fantastic. That was the best part of the trip as a total foodie. There was so much variety and different flavours it would awaken your senses in every way. The effort, time and love gone into the cooking could be felt with every bite. I would be in heaven every time I ate something and was in total appreciation of what I was experiencing. I never thought I could feel this way after recovering from an illness only four years ago. That changed my life forever and previously left me for a long time unable to eat many foods. Then there I was in Kerala eating everything and more. It was a total dream! The food represented all that is good and coming alive in a big way. Living takes complete courage and faith in oneself. When you allow yourself the time and space to heal, anything is possible and enjoying the food in Kerala was living proof of this.
What I loved even more were the connections I made. Life is so much better when you walk it with others and I feel so blessed with the people in my life; my friends on this trip and the family and friends I have at home. This makes it all worthwhile. When you have special experiences inside the every day with beautiful souls you can laugh, cry, love and be completely yourself around, this to me is what it means to be rich. The ability to be loving, kind and giving when you are triggered is richer still.
As I left Kerala in exactly the same way as I found it, in the hustle and bustle and extreme heat, I couldn’t help but smile. My heart was filled with so much love and gratitude and I could see the Divine everywhere around me. I am grateful to Kerala for the gift it has given me, to reveal what was evidently there all along.