How many times have you heard “2016 the year of change?” Personally, I’d say too many. Why, well simply it’s because it’s always associated with the negative. I get that change can be scary, goodness the start to my year has been anything but smooth sailing. Change forced upon me in a work capacity despite my best efforts to rationalise, change in my elderly family’s health, change even in the mundane everyday expectation that I have a car to use. So yes, 2016 is absolutely a year of change.
But is it something to be scared of? Something to fear? Absolutely not.
Just like the rejuvenation of nature, the change in seasons, it’s all necessary if we want to continue to be bigger, stronger and more vibrant…..more importantly survive! Think of a tree whose leaves change colour in a splendid array of beauty only to shed them and be left naked and vulnerable while the new growth takes hold. Only by shedding the old, exposing our vulnerability can we really hope to blossom bigger bolder and stronger than before.
Stress of change is really fear of the unknown. My recommendation for 2016, is to forget the negative connotations and embrace it. Live in the moment, manage what you can control and don’t jump forward to what might or might not happen. Why waste energy on speculating the worst of the future, or reminiscing on how things were yesterday. Concentrate on today, this moment, this wonderful gift call the present. Love those around you, love yourself and most importantly remember….The Universe gives us what we need, not what we want. What we need in 2016 will become evident as the year goes on, but for today, in this moment in time…..take a deep breath and know that all is well.
Do you ever get one of those questions in your head, one of those big universal mind blowing questions? I mean a question that could change the world as we know it! HEAVY I know. So here is my big question for today……who decided black was the base colour for clothes, the conservative colour, the slimming colour. Why not green? I mean have you ever walked through a garden full of green and thought, gosh those colours clash, this garden looks too risky or this garden is fat! When you look at it, what garden with a spectrum of different shades of green and a multitude of colours doesn’t look just awesome?
So that’s my big question as I head to work and of course the universe to prove a point does this. … I’m wearing black trousers a white top and red jacket. As I walk up the path to the office it’s not an array of black, white and red I see but green, white and red. First a bush with red flowers, next to a bush with white flowers. There in the middle is a combination of green shrubbery highlighted with red and white. Looks awesome of course, why wouldn’t it it’s designed and created by Nature. Mother Nature my designer of choice.
So ask yourself… should green be the new black?
Something to ponder for sure. While you consider removing all traces of black from your wardrobe and replacing with green I’ll be taking a couple of weeks break as I move house. Feel free to make a booking now for mid-November when I’m back on board. Phone, email or book an appointment via the website for reiki healing, clairvoyant chakra balancing, tarot readings and much more.
Coincidences, don’t you love them? Or are you even aware of them? If you’ve read any of my previous blogs you’ll know it makes me laugh at how my guides communicate with me. At times the message is so darn obvious, repeated in many ways, that I can’t help but ‘get it’. Is it really just a coincidence when you keep seeing or hearing the same topic over and over? When you start to notice those little coincidence here and there it’s amazing how quickly you become aware that well maybe it isn’t really a coincidence but just how it’s all meant to be, that things are happening exactly as they should. No amount of pushing and shoving is going to change things, so start noticing the messages and coincidences and go with the flow. Let me share my day yesterday and see if you can pick up any coincidences or a common theme.
Public holiday Monday therefore no rush or stress and with no one at home I can do exactly as I please. Some alone time, me time. First a walk with the dogs followed by a coffee on the veranda with time to just sit and ponder whatever comes to mind. To add to my already serene mood I decided a meditation in the sun would be perfect. A tarot card meditation was my choice and the card chosen was The Hermit. For those unfamiliar with the Hermit he represents a time of inner retreat, contemplation, soul searching, quiet reflection and meditation (ok that’s very top line) all of which assist with a spiritual journey. But wait a minute….quiet reflection, pondering, meditation…..……mmmm isn’t that exactly what I’m doing! He can represent deliberation over those big dynamic questions such as ‘what’s my life purpose’ down to those equally important but not so daunting times in our life when we need to reflect and sense check career, relationships and even our way of life making sure it’s in line with our changing values and growing spirituality. The Hermit can also indicate that we ourselves having travelled the spiritual path, gained a level of knowledge and a growing sense of purpose can in fact help others on their path too. The Hermit most often appears in a reading when we need to stop, reflect and reassess. So with my Hermit meditation done I make another coffee and sit enjoying the peace and quiet. As I contemplate and ponder my day ahead I look down at my Fitbit and see I’ve walked 7777 steps. Oh that’s so odd I thought (really I should know better!) as I’d noticed the day before when it also registered exactly 7777 and even made comment to my husband. Being curious as to why 2 days in a row I notice the same number I went in search of more information and knowledge. For those unfamiliar with numbers, the ‘Idiot’s Guide to Numerology’ states that 7 represents: Time alone, privacy, the search for truth and wisdom, solitary retreat! When I’m doing a tarot reading and 7’s appear my own list of ‘seven words’ include: reflection, assessment, spirituality, discovery and knowledge. Sounding familiar?
As if I hadn’t gotten the message in the morning that “Rose be like the Hermit”, last night as I watched Star Wars the original first one, a character Old Ben is mentioned and described as a Hermit. Old Ben turns out to be Obi Wan Kenobi and doesn’t Obi Wan help Luke on his spiritual journey to trust his feelings, his intuition and find the Force? Like so many I’ve lots happening in my life at the moment and the Hermit card was a perfect reminder to take a leaf out of his book, validation so to speak that not only is it ok to retreat, ponder and meditate its crucial if we want to heighten our intuition, search for answers and continue on our spiritual journey. So regardless of what’s happening in your life at the moment you need time out. Start looking for the coincidences, trust your intuition and as the Hermit Obi Wan Kenobi would say…may the Force be with you.
Recently I heard something Mother Teresa had said “I was once asked why I don’t participate in anti-war demonstrations. I said that I will never do that, but as soon as you have a pro-peace rally, I’ll be there” At the time I thought nothing more of it other than it was an interesting way of looking at things, a more positive way. But this week I’ve found it repeating time and time again in my head. I even used it while talking to someone!
Isn’t it a great reminder of what we focus on intensifies? Instead of focussing on war we are encouraged to focus on peace.
Then along the same lines I’m reminded again by Universal force that love truly is greater than hate. I’m hoping most of you would have seen this post on Facebook
Love is greater than Hate
Peace is greater than War
Is the universe trying to remind us of what we can do to help this planet? Pick up any paper or turn on any electronic device and you can’t hide from the tragic events happening around the world and on our doorsteps. Are you starting to say, ‘Yes but isn’t it all so far away, I’m only one person how can I help, or it doesn’t affect me why should I even bother’. Well maybe you feel that way, maybe that’s true but YOU, yes YOU can have an effect. Believe it people, every action you take, how you talk or interact with others has an effect. It’s easy to get angry, mad, furious and downright annoyed about many things happening in our daily lives. But as I said earlier, what we focus on intensifies. How often do you catch yourself feeding off this negativity? Has this negativity, hate and disappointment become so much part of your life that you aren’t even aware you are caught in this energy. This week, your homework shall we say……Take a leaf out of Mother Teresa’s and the Buddhist’s book. Change your thoughts and behaviour and tackle life from a place of love and peace. I certainly don’t want a world of hate, anger, and rage but rather I want one full of love, peace, harmony and kindness and that starts with me. Sending you all much love and light x
When I decided to write a blog for my webpage, I thought I love chatting and emailing friends on what’s going on and sharing some insights, this should be easy! But boy, as soon as it’s for a blog….I’m blocked. Every time I thought about what and how I should write I felt blocked. So let me ask you, is there someplace or some activity that seems to always bring out your most insightful moments? Those light bulb ideas? Well this is where the toilet comes in; – it’s my light bulb place. When I said blocked, you didn’t think I meant the you know what kind of blocked did you?
For me when I’m performing my morning routine; shower, teeth, hair, texting friends etc., most of which at the same time I’ve come to realise over the years that this is when I get my most insightful messages. Thoughts of people to contact, behaviours to be aware of for the day, creative ideas etc. Fresh and relaxed I’m at my most open and receptive to my guides and their prompts to assist me be the best I can.
This morning as I dried my hair and brushed my teeth I realised I’d picked up an almost finished tube of toothpaste and then proceeded to get annoyed with myself as there was a full one right next to it. I mean really, if only I’d picked up the full one I’d have saved myself some time instead of trying to squeeze the end of the thin used one. At that moment, there in the bathroom, that’s when it happened that thought in my head out of the blue……why not blog about our ongoing frantic need to save time, increasing stress levels and its impact on our ability to receive messages. In all honestly how much time would squeezing toothpaste from a new tube have saved me compared to an old one, a second or two, but more importantly in today’s society of stress, rush, disposable this and that, too busy, too anxious etc., are we missing out on all the glorious messages and insights that are there if we just stop and listen?
When we are relaxed we are more open to receiving messages and it gives our guides a chance to cut through all the normal noise and bustle going on in our heads. So find your light bulb place, be it the garden, in the shower, on the throne or in the bathroom. Quiet your mind, relax, be present and let the thoughts and ideas flow. It may take a while but over time the messages will become stronger and you’ll intuitively know they’re your guides and not just your busy head voices.
So next time I’m blocked on what to write for a blog I know exactly where I need to go. But next time a lovely bath with candles might be in order. Ahhhhhh bliss x.
How often do we see something like these little gems of wisdom and think yep starting tomorrow I’m going to become all spiritual and enlightened! Only to forget our new found search for enlightenment as we face our day. Some days we can feel so far removed from enlightenment that we’re positively in the dark as the day to day stress of life, people and work pushes our buttons.
Here’s my tip: forget the big quest for enlightenment and think small. Yep that’s what I said SMALL.
Let’s face it, how many of us are fortunate enough to retreat up a mountain or escape to an ashram? That’s why I love these little gems because they are a daily guide. As it says JUST FOR TODAY:-
I will let go of worry: We are all on a journey and only the universe knows the outcome and lessons we need to experience, so why worry. Worrying about past mistakes won’t help today and remember we are thinking small…just for today. Equally why waste time today on what might or might not happen in the future. So swap worry for living in the moment and being present.
I will let go of anger: Anger at another person or situation is anger at yourself as we are all connected, all part of the whole, that thing called universal energy. I’m sure we’ve all felt the energy when someone walks into a room who is unhappy or angry. Yikes! Wouldn’t you rather be the person who lights up a room when you walk in? Let tolerance, compassion and understanding be your first thoughts when faced with a challenge today.
I will do my work honestly: When I said think small here is a great example of working honestly. Try and see the house chores as a blessing, yes a blessing. Looking at them differently can bring all the reiki precepts together. So you have a heap of ironing to do, why not look at it this way…. You are worry free as you have sufficient clothes, otherwise I’m guessing you wouldn’t have a full basket! Be free of anger about having to spend time changing the bedsheets and rather be blessed that you have a warm, comfortable bed that you, your family and pets (kind to every living thing) can enjoy.
I will give thanks for my many blessings: Do you ever stop throughout the day and think just how grateful you are for the abundance in your life. Blessings in your life can be many things we often take for granted; the smile of a child, a loving partner, a beautiful garden, a job you love, a warm cup of mint tea etc. Go on think small and today name at least 5 things you count as a blessing in your life.
I will be kind to every living thing: Being kind to others is being kind to yourself as we are universally connected. Tolerance, happiness with no anger or stress when interacting with others is crucial. Remember you get what you put out. Therefore every day treat others the way you want to be treated, with kindness, love and respect.
So think small and act consistently every day. And just think, collectively we will work towards lifting the universal energy vibrations towards peace, harmony and a happier planet. Not bad for thinking small!
Do you have the guts, tenacity and wherewithal?
I’ve been working on technology this week. Not my strength if you ask Antonia and Carl (aka the wiz) my long suffering work colleague and nephew. Numerous calls of ‘help’ and they can attest that computer programs are not my strength. Talking of strength is it really a surprise I’ve been studying the Strength Tarot card this week? Like all things we love in life I’m sure I’m not the only person who continually loves to read, Google, keep up to date and expand my knowledge on my passion, which for me includes tarot cards. So the Strength card has been my focus of knowledge this week by way of reading and meditation.
My openness to really delve into the Strength card saw the universe sharing and letting me experience firsthand some wonderful examples of the Strength Card. For those not familiar with the card it shows a young woman appearing to tame a lion.
For me this card is NOT about killing, our basic primal animal side, but about harnessing them, coming at our challenges with determination, perseverance and endurance. But here’s the thing about the Strength Card; it’s about taking the best of our basic survival needs and managing them not in an aggressive forceful animalistic way (lion) but harnessing them together with our more mature, higher perspective, calm and peaceful perspective, some may even say our manipulative side (young woman).
I love how the universe helps me see, live and experience the true meaning of my thirst for knowledge and understanding. So that said here is what I learnt about Strength today:
I gladly helped my friend by spending time with her visiting dad. Now here’s a man of 87 who only last year spent 9 months out of the 12 in hospital. Doctors said he’d not walk again but through his sheer determination, endurance and perseverance here he is in Australia visiting his daughter. So what gave him the strength?? Was it a primal urge to see his daughter, sheer stubbornness often associated with animals that caused him to defy the doctor’s prognosis! Or was it his mature, calm and reassuring personality that convinced all around him that his ambition to travel half way around the world was an amazing yet achievable goal. Either way, here he is in Brisbane and I had the pleasure of spending time with a man, so crippled with pain and arthritis, yet the epitome of The Strength card. He used one aspect (represented by the young woman) to logically and maturely make all the arrangements allowing him to visit but his driving force underneath all that calm and maturity was his inner animal (the lion) that drove him with desire and passion to make such an arduous journey to come see his daughter he loves. One amazing man.
As if that wasn’t enough of an example of The Strength Card….as I said I’m working through my technology issues (Carl I’m coming to see you tomorrow!) when I came across this message sent to me a while ago. Am I the only person to sees why this presented today? ………..
‘We are all the same, we can all do the same stuff. It’s just who has the tenacity, the wherewithal and the guts to make something happen’.
So here is my goal….when I’m 87 I’m still full of The Strength Card and have the tenacity, wherewithal and guts to be the best me ever!
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