These boots are made for walkin’

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Make your own path and the way will find you.
What is meant to be will always come back to you…

It’s been a while since I’ve been writing and I took a much needed break after all my treks last year which saw me walking through extremes of weather from the green yet icy landscapes of Iceland to the extreme heat of the Sahara Desert for charity. There’s nothing I love more than putting my walking boots on and setting off to new pastures. Each place I get called to has its own energy and something to teach to me. It’s like my soul knows where I need to go and it’s about listening to that voice inside of myself no matter how crazy it may seem.

It took a lot of commitment to follow my inner guidance to trek the world again after completing my Mount Kilimanjaro trek back in 2014. I knew from past experience that it would demand a lot of me but as always I was willing to take the risk and give this a try even if I failed. It is true what they say in that ‘the journey is the destination’. Unless we take the risk, we can never know how far we can go and what we are made of. We can learn so much in the process of becoming who we want to be and in taking that leap in our lives we have already won in a lot of ways.

I had to put all my thoughts aside in order to do this. I would have so many flying around in my head – ‘you are not good enough’, ‘you will fail’, ‘who do you think you are doing something like this’, – and so much more. The human mind can lead us astray. We have around 60,000 thoughts a day and most of them can be negative and even take over our lives until they seem real. I knew no matter how powerful my inner critic could be, I was much stronger. Throughout my training my inner critic would follow me everywhere I went telling me I can’t do this and people would laugh at my attempt to trek again. It had no merit yet it was a constant presence in my life.

If I have learnt anything on my journey of self-discovery it’s to continue to have a relationship with my so-called mind. I had to learn to breathe and let these thoughts flow in and out of my daily life as I continued to train.

I believe the biggest journey any of us can take is to become the master of our own minds. Even though my treks and all the training I did was physically demanding, it was inside of my mind where the real training occurred. Sometimes it would get really dark as if the light will never come on again and I would have to force myself to get up to train. This was especially the case when there was a family bereavement right before my last trek in the Sahara Desert. It was unexpected and meant I had to travel abroad for the funeral beforehand.

My inner critic was stronger than ever and told me to give up completely but I knew inside of myself that life never gives you anything you can’t handle. I was in unfamiliar territories and was up early mornings to train in between my family commitments for the funeral with my mind still telling me to give up. However, I found solace in my faith and did what I needed to do.

I did what seemed impossible at the time and then flew back to walk the Sahara Desert. I knew somehow I wouldn’t be alone and that I gained an angel in my life who would walk alongside of me as one of my cheerleaders. I thought to myself that life is too short to not do this and it’s important to take the opportunity to follow our path no matter how uncertain or scary it may feel at first. It is there that we will find our greatest treasures and a place in our hearts we can call Home.

Lots of love,
Lisa

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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

Year of the Monkey 2016

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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.”
(Mike Dooley)

Kung Hei Fat Choi,
Lisa