“No matter what may have happened yesterday, a new day of fresh possibility has dawned. You’re not the same person today as you were yesterday.” (Daisaku Ikeda)
Every moment is an opportunity to change your story and start again. As we move through our daily lives, we are always evolving even if we don’t realise it at the time. It is true that we are not the same person as we were yesterday. In some ways that can bring a great deal of comfort. It all depends on perspective.
Wherever we are in life is where we are meant to be. It is full of lessons and full of surprises too. The most important thing is to focus on what we have now and what we can do now. There is always something we can do… always.
I can think of many situations over the years that felt impossible to overcome but what has really helped me is to have that deep knowing and faith in something larger than myself. It has helped me to look beyond myself and see new possibilities. In doing so it has created space and allowed changes to bring forth what is needed for my soul evolution.
Sometimes in life we don’t get what we want but I believe we get what we need. Navigating ourselves through changes is not always easy and sometimes its best to go with the flow, letting our experiences reveal to us more of who we are and what we need to know when the time is right. In the meantime, be glad and appreciative of what you have and life will always give you more to be grateful for. Celebrate who you were and who you are becoming.
Love and blessings,
Today is Chinese New Year so I want to wish you a prosperous year with health and happiness. It is the Year of the Fire Monkey which for me symbolises a time to jump in and kickstart ventures that have been on the horizon for a while. It seems that this is the year for it.
It is also a good opportunity to let go of anything that no longer serves you. As you lighten the load it makes that jump far easier and helps to bring a new perspective to things you may not have seen before.
When I think of the monkey, I think about how life can go many ways depending on the choices we make. We could end up slipping on the bananas so to speak which I’m sure many can relate to at some point in their lives or we can eat some of the right bananas available to us and allow all the goodness to nourish our bodies. We can somehow make the best of what we have and whatever happens, I believe it is all good really.
Experience is everything…
To the soul there is no ‘good’ or ‘bad’, only experiences to which we gain what we need in this lifetime to grow. Like the trees from which the monkeys swing, we can stand tall with strength and courage to do what has never been done before and to be who we want to be rather than who we think we ought to be.
Like every year, I want to make it all count.
“The secret to living the life of your dreams is to
start living the life of your dreams today,
in every little way you possibly can.”
Kung Hei Fat Choi,
Gratitude is the heart of all Life
Sometimes in order to open a new door, it requires leaving situations behind that no longer serve you. It can mean leaving a whole life behind and although it may be all you have ever known, you know that does not mean that this is all there is. There can be so much more if you believe in yourself and have faith in what you cannot see with the naked eye but see inside every nerve and fibre of your being. It is there waiting in the wings to set the world alight, ready for you to be who you have always been.
I feel so deeply moved right now that I really wanted to share that energy with you. There was a time in my life I never thought I’d make it through alive and here I am living a new life that is beyond anything I could have ever imagined. During that time of transition, clearing the pathway to my own soul has been very hard and took me to places that were uncomfortable and upsetting, yet magical and miraculous all at the same time. I cried and I laughed and then cried and laughed some more, always feeling grateful for my experiences and the people around me who have supported me through it.
While I may never forget, I can see clearly the gifts and the wisdom from the overcoming. It was all meant to be to show me the way to my own heart. I do feel a little sad because I am going through a very big ending right now. However, on the other side of that is a very new beginning which fills me with so much joy too. It gives me hope for a bright future that is already shining on me and I make a choice every day no matter what to see that. I smile as I write this, knowing that everything I need is already here. I am that I am.
Thank you for being here and being you.
In love and light,