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.
Hello beautiful readers! This week has been the start of a new moon cycle with the New Moon in Gemini. I love the beginning of a new moon cycle because it gives an opportunity for a fresh start and re-assess our goals, needs and desires. It is an opportunity to affect change and look at what we wish to manifest and bring into our lives. What a gift we have been given and it costs nothing! It’s all about energy and thoughts and coming into being. I like to come back to that place and see what arises with every new cycle.
I took a big break from blogging so that I could do this for a long period of time. When I first started this blog about four years ago I was travelling a lot on what I like to call my ‘soul adventures’ and visiting or trekking places in the world that would call me. After my last ‘soul adventure’, I started an adventure of a different kind in which I continued my study of metaphysics and made a decision to follow my heart (and the food) to start studying Naturopathic Nutrition from last year onwards. As I was making these changes and decisions I didn’t feel the call to write again through the blog until now so here I am.
Writing has been a big part of my life whether I have been sharing it publicly or not. I think it’s always a brave thing to share what is stirring in your soul whether it’s through writing, painting or any other creative avenues but I am hoping by putting myself out there again it may inspire others to also follow their art and calling of the soul.
With the New Moon in Gemini the themes that are coming up for me are: Connection, Communication and Self-expression. These themes are perfect for the month ahead as we are in a season where everything around us in nature is alive and with that we can also come alive. As we work with the cycles of nature in creative ways we can absolutely manifest our dreams.
Stay tuned for more adventures!