The Real India

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 very 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 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.

Namaste,
Lisa

Moving Spaces

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In the midst of change, the unmoveable moves.
Always remain calm and listen to the spaces in-between.
It will lead you to the answer that is already in existence.

Things have taken an unexpected turn in my life and it never ceases to amaze me how the Universe always provides, even when we are not actively looking for something. Yet something inside of us always knows and with that energy becomes the attraction of all things metaphysical to bring about our Highest Good.

I have been accepted on a scholarship which I will be dedicating my time to over the next three months. It really is a journey of emergence and connecting with the vibrancy of the non-human world where I will be able to explore within my writing.

The writing scholarship was created in partnership with Uplift Connect so I am excited to delve into this spiritual adventure. It means I will be taking an indefinite break from my blog and writing online for a while. I also have a creative project I would like to start working on after the scholarship that will bring myself and my writing online in a new way so watch this space!

Sometimes in order to create and bring your passions alive it involves letting go and I am willing to take that leap. It brings up a huge level of uncertainty within me but with trust I am taking my next steps in the world.

I will still be posting on my facebook page and will also continue to read other blogs when I can so I won’t be completely offline. Rather than an end, this is a new beginning and I thank you all for being on this journey so far with me.

Have a great week all 🙂

With love and light,
Lisa

Keeping it real…

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New waves
Bringing it Home
Wisdom to follow

I want to say how much I cherish being able to share and write what I write. I find it interesting to see what comes up as I do this as each post is written in the moment and is giving way for the bigger plan or picture that the Universe has, in helping to co-create this thing called Life.

In being open in this way it opens doors to possibilities that you may not even know were possible. It may have been part of the plan all along but because the mind likes to step in, it may not be able to comprehend the BIGness of what is to come. In knowing this, I try to step out of my own way by stepping away from outcome and stepping into ME.

Then the questions come, who are you really? What is it that is so unique that it makes you, well YOU?

I have learnt to start loving these types of questions as they come up because it happens so often. It seems to be the nature of spirituality and coming to know yourself away from the things in mass consciousness, which tells you that what you are is your money, job or level of status. That is what you see on the surface but there is much in life that is unseen. This is the Power that drives your being and very existence.

I am still taking in and receiving the strong energies that is creating a shift at the moment for so many. Is anyone else feeling it? My priorities are shifting as the shift continues and I continue to evolve with it. It is so valuable, raw and real. With that I have stepped into an opportunity and now writing articles as a contributor for a magazine called Infinity House, balancing that with other commitments which are also important to me. This is all new so I haven’t spent as much time as I normally do in the blogging world. It is teaching me to go with the flow of life so I see it as a gift.

Thank you for reading.

Sending you love and light,
Lisa