Nurture your soul with love’s blossom
The 1st August brought not only a New moon but a new season within the Chinese 5 Elements system. It is late summer and it is all about the Earth. It is the perfect time to ground ourselves in who we are and who we are being. It is time to reflect and bring into fruition all the we have worked for in the year so far and prepare for the latter seasons of the year. I always find I want to slow down when there is a seasonal change and I am noticing that more and more as I tune into the natural cycles of life that we have available to us in any given moment. I can’t say that I’m always good at slowing down and life sometimes intervenes (a lot) to get me do so.
When I do eventually slow down enough I love seeing new possibilities and a chance to hope and dream new dreams or see the bigger vision I may already hold. I know that during this time of the year when there is plenty of light, I love the charge that it gives me to be creative and run with it when I can. It’s funny because exactly 5 years ago my old self was climbing Mount Kilimanjaro at this very moment. I am in such awe of that woman who had the courage to do that. It was a big ask of my old self and I didn’t allow any fears to stop me from doing it regardless of the outcome. Now 5 years on, I want to be the opposite and take my time without over exerting myself or put my body through anything taxing. I find myself wanting to be and I am very ok with that. I naturally want to take my time and this seems to be my current rhythm. I think it comes down to knowing what we need and knowing the difference between making excuses or being authentic. It’s really important to reach into that place of knowing to find out what is real.
I can tell you from my experience of climbing Kilimanjaro, it taught me the power of going slow. Slow and steady always wins the race they say and this is so true. The only way to climb was step by step at the slowest possible pace. Sometimes it can feel like you are not going nowhere but really you are. You have to let go and breathe as much as you can. Breathe deeply and let it all plan out as it needs to. Let yourself reflect and be honest in the places within you that need nurturing or where you need to slow down. I promise with that you will find love’s blossom which is YOU.
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
What I love about the summer is the light and how nature is so alive. One thing that has come from pushing myself with some of the treks I have done on some of my travels is being able to appreciate the diversity of nature and the beauty of the world. We live on such a beautiful planet with some incredible landscapes. There have been times I have been in such awe of the beauty it has brought tears to my eyes. I have been incredibly blessed with some of the sights I have seen whilst I was on some of my tougher treks and seen things that I never thought I would in this lifetime. It got me thinking that life is too short to be thinking about doing something and sometimes you have to just do it. There will always be something that will get in the way but when you remain true to your dreams then miracles do happen.
Trekking and my new love for walking as a result of it has showed me what is possible when you keep taking the steps you need to take (this was literal at times) and how over time it can build into something so awesome. It builds your resolve and you find strength you didn’t know you had to keep going. When hills get steep, it’s a metaphor for life and at some point you will get over that hill and celebrate yourself and what you have achieved. As well as creative goals, there is something powerful that comes from having physical goals to work towards too. They work well together. Plus, it honours the body you are living in and the living breathing miracle that you are. It brings you back to love and love consciousness.
Strength comes from knowing who you are
This year I will be approaching a very special anniversary where I will be celebrating 7 years of amazing vibrant health after experiencing an incredible healing journey and I am excited for the times ahead. There are more journeys on the horizon I’m sure and creatively I am in the best place I have been for a very long time. There is a lot happening offline to make my dreams happen and I am deeply committed to my creativity and what my soul is calling me to.
I always get asked what will I be doing next or rather where I will be trekking or travelling to next. I think I have gained some sort of reputation with my adventures since my health improved nearly 7 years. I am laughing about it as I am writing now because it is so true. I am always up to something but I don’t always share it until I am ready to share it. Despite my adventurous streak it takes a lot of energy to manifest and stay in that energy so I like to quietly do what I need to do and see where life takes me. Also, I don’t always feel like I need validation from anywhere because I have such a big trust in the Universe and that wherever I end up I will always be supported by life’s magic.
It has been a few years since I have done a big trek and I haven’t planned anything like that recently (not yet) but I’m sure that will happen when it’s meant to. When a mountain calls me I will be there for sure. In the last year 7 years I have trekked the Sahara Desert, mountains of Iceland and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, travelling to America, South America and India for fun, food and personal development, defying anything that doctors told me over a decade ago about my health and taking life into my own hands. It was the best decision and allowed me to follow my bliss and visit such amazing places. I see much more travel in my future but I find the best adventure right now is within myself and does not require any travel, only an open heart and new eyes to see possibilities and the goodness of life.
We are always travelling in some way and being able to look at your glass half full makes all the difference in the world. It’s a game changer.
“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
Have a blissful week,