It’s almost 3 weeks since my return from the European holiday and I continue to reflect on our family journey and the lessons that came out of it.
Some of these biggest lessons came through what I’ve come to call my ‘Enlightened Encounters’ with people who shared their wisdom and insights into living life with presence and purpose.
Here are a few of our Enlightened Encounters that I wanted to share with you so that you too can be reminded to take a moment to pause and reflect on what really matters to you.
Ulli “Artist of Light”
We met Ulli the artist at L’Isle Sur La Sorgue in Provence France, where she opened her own gallery. Her paintings are influenced by her life journey. Her creations have an inner light, soul and profound colours.
In her previous work Ulli was a translator. She does the same thing now with her paintings: she transforms what she sees, hears or feels into works of art that are reminiscent of her past, her travels, and her encounters. Like a magician, or alchemist, she transforms colours on canvas into light, movement, dreams and discovery.
Ulli is an embodiment of what it means to bring light to this world. She has inspired me to think about how I can continue bring more light and love into this world in a way that feels easy, natural and fun.
What ways can you deliver more light, fun and ease into your life? What needs to go or end so this can happen?
Judee is a breath therapist, intuitive consultant and teacher of alternative healing methods. She is an Australian who moved to France in 1988 where she founded The Intuition School (L’Ecole de l’Intuition). For over 20 years, she has been involved in setting standards for breathwork training in the world.
We met Judee through our good friend Joel and we also stayed at her apartment in at L’Isle Sur La Sorgue. In speaking to Judee and reading her book Intuition (New Age books, 2005) I was reminded of the importance of making time to slow down to play and get creative in order to continue to free my intuition.
Make time to connect with your intuition. How can you do this in a playful, fun and creative way?
Joel is our good friend whom we first met at Dr John Demartini’s Breakthrough seminar over 7 years ago in Sydney. He was a CFO who took a leap by leaving his corporate career to pursue his love for personal development and Transformational breathwork. Talking with Joel, I was reminded of the only relevant thing that we always need to come back to – which is our breath. In connecting to our breath, we are consciously choosing to open up and live more fully and freely.
Consciously engage with your breath so you can open up every part of your body. Take time during the day to pause and consciously take full deep breaths.
Have you ever come across an art gallery that says “Please come in and touch the art work”? We were surprised, but such is the gallery of an award-winning French painter and sculptor Tapiézo whom we met in Roussillon.
Being in his gallery connected us to our own imagination and play. Tapiézo shared with us his journey and said that in order to express your ideas and creativity fully, you need to be in a state of calm and reflection because this is the state that gives birth to creativity.
In doing so we can better connect to the world around us, see the beauty and enjoy what is given to us. Then we are filled and inspired to put our ideas or creativity into action, e.g. pursue a project. This is what creates abundance and continues to fuel the motor of our imagination.
Never stop having fun, and connecting with your inner child. Explore and be bold to put your ideas into action- one step at a time.
My soul-sister and cousin. Tamara has played a huge role in my life and has been also been a spiritual guide. During our time together, we talked a lot about the power of listening to those in our lives.
The power of listening is like magic. But we too often want to butt in, give our 5 cents worth so that we too are heard. But once we truly tap into listening, we tap into a whole new level of existence which offers so much more information and wisdom. If only we would stop, slow down and truly listen.
Take a moment to tune in and fully listen to another human being. Be there for them and allow them to access their own truth.
The Empowered Woman Live Retreat
To help you experience your own Enlightened Encounter, I am excited to be hosting another two retreats! The first Empowered Woman Live Retreat will be held in a beautiful new location in Margaret River, WA. ‘Naravi’ is a tranquil retreat located amongst jarrah bushlands. Join me from 12 to 14 October for a getaway designed to reignite your soul and passion. Visit my website for all the details.
The second retreat will be held in Blue Mountains, NSW again from 2 to 4 November at the Panoramic Fairmont Resort. You can find out more information here.
Early bird price of $997 is now open for both retreats, with the option of bringing a friend for a discounted rate as well. Look forward to seeing you there!