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Navigating Unchartered Waters

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In a world, conflicted, restricted and in fear. It’s sometimes hard to extract ourselves from this consciousness that feeds our deepest fears, raising insecurities, past wounds, shame, blame and the uncertainty of our future.

Today, I would love to offer you some comfort.

Breathe dear ones, for your breath flows through all that resists healing, and moves through the impossible to creation itself.

Yesterday, it was just that. Today is being reborn each morning as the sun rises. YOU, dear ones can breathe life into this new dawn.

As the light rises so does the illumination of your spirit. You are illuminating, and although at times, may feel the darkness of clouds shrouding your light. Know that your breath will ALWAYS show you the way and keep you in rhythm with this very moment.

As I wake each morning, I say a gratitude prayer for there is always something so beautiful to be grateful for. Something as simple as thank you for my comfortable bed, and the fact that I’m healthy this morning and have the freedom to CHOOSE how I approach my day. Let’s face it! There are many things out of our control right now, but we can choose to accept and surrender to what we CAN experience and move with grace within the light of our own breath.

There are many times throughout my day when I realise my breath is shallow. I stop and gently breathe down into my belly and slowly release. Ahh, it feels so nourishing and nurturing, and I repeat another two times.

Three loving conscious breaths which bring me into the here and now, and anchor me upon this earth so I make conscious and loving choices that honour me.

In this time of isolation, here in Melbourne, Victoria. I’ve learnt to go with the flow, simplify my thinking, extract myself from the noise of commercial television and social media, and rejuvenate in nature. Then, I feel into my day and enjoy the inspiration and peace that follows.

Below I have some ideas that may support you, and please remember, you have incredible intuition, so let it guide you:

  • Organise a walking buddy. Someone that you enjoy their company creating a positive experience for you both.
  • Check the news on an app rather than watch all the drama unfolding on the television. At least reading the news on an app, you can choose what stories you wish to catch up on.
  • Leave groups on your social media that don’t inspire and support you currently. You can always rejoin later if you choose.
  • Unfollow friends on Facebook that are causing you distress by their posts. This doesn’t unfriend them, and you can follow again in the future.
  • Be proactive and contact those you love either by phone or video. Please don’t isolate yourself, stay connected.
  • Feel into your body and let it guide you. If you’re feeling tired and lethargic, maybe you need to stretch your body, meditate, drink more water, go for a walk, or even rest up and enjoy a movie.
  • Don’t force anything! It’s great to encourage and motivate yourself, but please don’t shame and blame. That doesn’t serve anyone.
  • Be kind and compassionate to yourself and know it’s natural for your emotions to go up and down.
  • Structure your day and give it purpose and allow for flexibility.
  • Reach out if you need some help for there are many services available to support you. It takes courage to reach out when you’re feeling vulnerable, and that IS strength.

Remember, you are a beautiful soul navigating unchartered waters, and you are not doing this alone, the whole of humanity is with you.

Love you,

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Allow me to assist you, book an appointment through my online calendar.

 

Together through Tough Times

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The energy currently is a little surreal and weird, don’t you think? Who would have ever thought we would experience such a global lockdown?

There’s not one person unaffected during this global pandemic either emotionally, mentally, physically, spiritually or financially. I genuinely feel it’s time for introspection and gentleness, compassion and kindness for ourselves and others.

WE have got this! It’s important to know you are not alone for we’re all in this together.

It’s time to negotiate what we can, let go of what we can’t, and step into a vibration of presence. I’m enjoying my mindful walks and appreciating the fresh air with much more awareness and gratitude. Although we’re self-isolating I’m free to choose, and often will turn off the electronics, open a book, meditate, draw and paint, and I even bought a set of cards to play solitaire.

Smiling, it’s wonderful to touch something real, feel the textures, notice my breath, my body, and enjoy the scenery. It’s nourishment for my spirit amongst all the uncertainty.

Being present is a gift of living with simplicity.

A moment in time as we return home to ourselves, our heart, and to what’s important to us. It revives our energy, opens us to receive, and when the time is right, we will rise once again like the phoenix enriched with greater awareness and renewed.

Through adversity, something powerful emerges from within. Resilience is born, courage steps forward, and our vulnerability becomes our strength.

Some of the greatest gifts to humanity came when someone was at their lowest point and surrendered their struggle and gave it over to God/Universe. You, my friend, can change your mindset, and allow rather than push and struggle.

Maybe it’s time to clean out that cupboard, fix up the garden and house, learn something new, play with your children and partners, cuddle your animals, connect to someone you haven’t spoken to for some time, and see this as an opportunity to thrive rather than survive.

Remember, it’s okay to have good and not so good moments, you’re certainly not alone in these emotions. There is so much grief within our collective consciousness.

Let your tears fall, for they are healing you from the inside out.

My heart opens to you, and I feel you and believe in you.

Let’s hold a sacred space for each other. Love you 💗

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Online Counselling & Mentoring – as a registered level two counsellor you don’t have to do this alone. Be heard, gain clarity and feel reassured. Know you will receive strategies to support your daily living.

Allow me to assist you, book an appointment through my online calendar.

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