All posts tagged: soul stories

Unmasking Darkness & Fear

I’m now a fair way into my reiki mastership and boy is it an extraordinary journey, for which I am SO grateful. There’s so much I want to write about, but I’m noticing some strong themes, each of which deserve an individual post so I’m going to focus on one thing at a time. When people ask me what walking the mastership path is about/like, the best way I can explain it is that it’s a journey of illumination. As my reiki master so succinctly put it today: “one’s being is so flooded with huge amounts of universal source energy/light that there is no part of oneself that can remain hidden in the darkness.” For me, mastership has illuminated those places deep within my soul that I previously dare not look or venture, for fear of what might be lurking there. We all have darkness within us and what I’ve learnt is that often that’s where all the best magic lies and by finding that magic you can see those aspects of yourself with a different filter. Within this process …

Thank you 33, hello 34!

I’m turning 34 tomorrow and before welcoming in a new birth year I started to think about my year of 33. It has been a pretty amazing year of growth and transformation where I finally felt like my true self. I must admit I’m still growing (aren’t we all) but, unlike other years, this year I decided to pull my socks up and do more deep work on myself so I would finally emerge from my cocoon. I realise that, up until this point I’ve been literally hiding; hiding from writing blog posts in case they sounded strange, hiding from being creative in case I didn’t produce something beautiful and hiding from acknowledging that my spiritual side is a big part of who I am. So the year of 33 was spent nurturing myself, my toddler and my sweet unborn child.

Why every pregnant woman deserves a Blessing way Ceremony

Up until very recently I didn’t really know what a Blessing way Ceremony was nor what one entailed. I’d seen photos of women with beautiful henna covered bellies wearing crowns of flowers, but I hadn’t understood the significance of what it all symbolised. I’ve only been to a few baby showers in my life and they were all lovely, but I observed that it was more focused on the baby and preparing the mother practically. There didn’t seem to be much time for the pregnant woman to reflect on how she was feeling and it certainly wasn’t the deeper spiritual ritual that I instinctively knew that I wanted. I chose not to have a baby shower when I was pregnant with my first but, during this (my second pregnancy), after looking in to Blessing ways further, I felt like I had finally found a way of celebrating this life event in a way that was meaningful to me.

Trusting your intuition

The other day, I was sorting through the vast photographic and phone-video collection I’ve amassed over the last 22 months of *Magoo* (my nephew ). I’m certainly no photographer and not even a particularly accomplished amateur, but I do love how the right photo can bring back a tsunami of memories of a precious moment, event or day. Pouring over my collection, I sat for hours marvelling at how much joy and happiness this little soul brings to my life day after day and how much amazing time I get to spend with him, my sister and brother in law, when I had a flash of what my (our) life would be like if we hadn’t emigrated to Melbourne to be part of his life. I saw a flash of a life not filled with *auntie annaaaaaaa…* (said in the cutest, sweetest voice as if he relishes every *a* in my name), a life poorer for not re-discovering everything for the first time again through the eyes of a small child, a life bereft of playground fun, lego …

The World is Small when Love is Your Compass

I’ve always loved looking at the world map. It fascinates me that the world is so vast and yet seems so small when you look at it on one page. A few years ago I bought a wall sized world map which hung in our study…..which became Magoo’s nursery. It’s currently in our bedroom and I love staring at it each morning.