Life is about moving beyond what you know and into the unexpected. It’s where dreams grow and we evolve into the greatness of being human…
It’s been a while since my last blog post. Life is filled with weaves and unexpected turns this year. There’s been a lot happening behind the scenes since the Autumn Equinox and I had to learn to prioritise and follow where my heart takes me along the way. It meant my blog has taken a back seat to some important creative projects and exam studies for my Naturopathic Nutrition course (which I somehow aced despite many challenges). I’m writing this post in the airport as we speak, about to take some much needed time out but will be back on my blog again in about a month or so after my travels.
Along this path, I am trying and stepping into a lot of new things and somehow new dimensions at times. Sometimes I have no idea what will happen, except I have to take the next step in listening to the yearnings of the heart. In this I always trust. People often ask me how I get things done or find the time and despite it being a constant juggle with my schedule the answer is easy. I follow the love and want to live my life having tried with no regrets rather than not trying and staying the same without moving forwards. The human spirit is expansive and we are all capable of so much if we allow ourselves to move beyond what is comfortable.
Entering into the unknown is a constant in my life and sometimes can be part of the fun too. When we do some something it’s about looking inside yourself and seeing what is your motive for doing it. Also, looking at what moves, motivates and inspires you. I continue to trust in life and follow the signs. I know they will never lead me astray, although my friends will probably tell you I lead them astray but that’s another story 🙂
I like to focus on the ‘why’ on doing something and for me it’s about turning all my experiences and studies into something worthwhile in service to others. Isn’t that what life is all about anyway?!!
“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.” (Muhammad Ali)
To live a life in service to others is why we are here. It doesn’t always mean trekking the highest of mountains although trekking is something that has called to me personally many times over. It’s about giving your gifts in your own authentic way whatever that may be. Life is so much better when we share. It creates a ripple effect to heal and raise the consciousness of this planet. Let it be the legacy you leave behind.
“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.
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)