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

A tribute to a very special soul…

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Women of the world…

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Sisters in gathering,
Open to One Heart,
The wisdom of all ages.

I can’t stop smiling as I think about the miracles I have witnessed over the last few months and dedicate today’s post to ALL women. During this time, I have been so blessed to be part of a community of women from all around the world who all share the larger vision of bringing about positive change in the world. There is so much occurring on our planet at this point in history, the world is in need of some great healing.

As human beings, we are very privileged to be presented with the opportunity to bring about some of this healing and contribute to a shift in consciousness that will last for many lifetimes to come. Specifically, for women, I believe it is even more so.

For thousands of years, it has been a ‘man’s world’ and we live in a time where the balance is beginning to shift. Women everywhere are realising what they have to offer and bringing forth their gifts in love and service to humanity. It is exciting to think that I am part of this and to every woman reading this, so are you. I want to reach out my hand to you and say to you that you are strong and powerful. You are beautiful in every way. As you allow your spirit to lead, you will know where to go and wherever that place IS, it will always lead you back to love. I believe in you.

In love and light,
Lisa