Month: March 2014

Paradigm Shift

I recently completed my training in Usui Reiki level 1 with a lovely group of fellow students, taught by our wonderful Reiki sensei (teacher/master) Sara of *the space in between*. It was an experience that not only taught me some exceedingly valuable ways to look after myself using reiki, but also outlined a way of living, perceiving (ourselves and others), experiencing life that really resonated with me and if practised by the majority, would, I believe, outline a true paradigm shift in the way we as human beings relate to and exist in the universe. Advertisements

Dream Big

“What do you want to be when you grow up?“ I’m sure most of us were asked this as children and I’m equally sure that the answers varied from pretty tame to totally out there and everything in between. I was one of those little girls that “wanted to be a princess” when I grew up and my friend “wanted to be an astronaut” and whilst I’m pretty sure “princess” isn’t something most of us can be or do, I applaud my younger self for dreaming big! Where along the road to adulthood do we lose the ability to dream big? Does it get left somewhere along the wayside along with other vestiges of childhood? Perhaps it falls prey to an onslaught of logic and the attrition of reality and social norms where we find ourselves left with *hopes* and *desires* the humbler cousin of *dreams*? Well, I’m not happy to settle for that so I’m reminding myself and you (if you need a kick up the butt too) to: Dream big, for your dreams are the …

Standing in your Power

I have been afraid…there…I said it. It’s one thing to stand in your truth, (your true power), behind closed doors with the folks you know love you unconditionally, but quite another to put yourself…not the carefully crafted persona you wear but the real you…out there (like on this blog for example). I’ve always talked about the things I believe in and enjoy on this blog (handmade work, meeting creative folk, art, traditional chinese medicine, loving yourself and your body, food, animals etc) and shared my experiences but none of them have really been about the real me, because I was afraid….I worried that if I peeled back the curtain to expose my oz-ness (as in *wizard of* not *aussie = oz* lol) then people might run the other way. I guess, like many, I was afraid to be judged, but I’ve come to realise that it doesn’t matter what other people think of me (everyone is entitled to their opinion and I respect that) because my purpose is to be my true self and stop …

Mistaken Beliefs & Spiritual Awakenings

For as long as I can remember I’ve walked with a deep well of sadness in my soul, a feeling of being separated, isolated and disconnected, a feeling that has, at times, made my heart physically ache with longing but for what/whom or where I have no idea. Of course, like most of us, there have been events in my life to which I can connect a certain amount of grief, sadness, feelings of loss, but none that would really explain this deep deep sense of bereftness, the sort that tears gut wrenching sobs from ones body and leaves you in a messy pile on the floor.