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Curiosity Doesn’t Kill You. It Makes You Stronger

Life is one big learning curve. We are constantly thrown challenges to overcome and obstacles to manoeuvre around. How we learn from these challenges and integrate them into our lives is entirely up to us.

Part of our challenge is consciously deciding how to use these lessons to embrace our unique journey. To do this requires curiosity and presence to the unknown.

If you’re feeling curious on how to step into your challenges and emotions, join me for an hour in my live Masterclass “Unlock the Power of Your Emotions“.

How can you be curious today? You may like to journal on or think about:

  • Who you are in this point of your life
  • What things are important to you
  • Why you feel the way you do
  • How to learn more about yourself from the challenges you face
  • The reason these changes are happening

Such big, hairy questions and answering them is easier said than done!

At the core of these questions is that knowing ourselves is an inside job. We can start on the outside of course, but it will all eventually lead us to the work that is needed to be done on the inside.

It is our responsibility to claim ourselves. No one else can do it for us. The question is though, how do we actually make a start? Make the first step towards change and a more purposeful life?

Unlock the Power of Your Emotions” will provide you with the knowledge and tools to learn to trust and connect with yourself and begin to feel more confident. You will get clarity on feelings or sensations you don’t yet understand to move towards a more purposeful life.

Join me at 8pm on Wednesday 31 July. You can reserve your spot here. I can’t wait to share your curiosity with you!

 

Stay Alert, Keep Listening

What has been playing out for you recently?

What have you been noticing, feeling or sensing?

Maybe you haven’t had time to stop to notice, feel or sense what is actually going inside of you.

Perhaps you would like to use this as an opportunity to tune in to what you notice and sense inside of you.

What and where are you sensing something in your body? Whatever comes up is relevant, timely and important for you.

Take the time to turn your attention inward and bring your awareness to that which calls your attention.

It could be a strong sensation. For example, a feeling of tightness in your chest. It could be a tingling pain in your back.

We can be too quick to dismiss what we notice or sense because we may not immediately understand it or we try to explain away all too quickly.

Each sensation is important. We just need to let it speak to us. As it speaks it unfolds and sometimes it resolves. Anything unspoken, or unfelt, cannot grow.

In the words of my dear friend Pattie:

Stay alert. Keep Listening.

Be it a sensation, a feeling, an image …it all counts. Just notice the most prominent sensation or feeling.

What is wanting your attention the most?

As you stay with it, notice if it changes into another feeling or sensation.

Just follow the Source of the next sensation.

Trust the Source of your innate intelligence as it communicates with you through your sensations or feelings.

There is no wrong or right here. Just acknowledgement and presence with whatever arises.

This requires us to slow down. It’s only in slowing down that we start to connect and feel. We get out of thinking energy and into feeling space.

When we connect to feeling, in other words noticing and sensing what is truly going on in our body we begin to:

  • Bridge the gap between our head and heart;
  • Trust in what we feel and sense;
  • Trust our decisions;
  • Strengthen our intuition;
  • Deepen our relationships;
  • Be more emotionally honest and vulnerable;

I am all too aware of how important this work is because this is the essence of how I developed trust in myself, who I am, and my purpose in this life.

It’s also the most important foundation for my clients’ transformation.

So, I’m excited to share that at the end of this I will be running a brand new online training called “Embrace Your Unique Journey”

In this online training I will teach you powerful ways to help you learn to:

  1. Transform discomfort, fear, stuckness, anxiety;
  2. Shift something which you can’t quite place your finger on;
  3. Powerful ways to work with your emotions;
  4. Learn to let go and move on;
  5. Trust and connect with yourself.

Mark your calendars for for “Embrace Your Unique Journey” online training masterclass on 31st July at 8pm AEST. 

Stay tuned for more details coming next week!

Are you a Mental Hoarder?

Have you heard of the term mental hoardering?

Mental hoardering is when we clutter our mind with too much worry or overthinking. We think about something which has happened or that which hasn’t yet happened and we mull over it for weeks on end.

This is how anxiety and depression are born.

Mental pressure, unreasonable expectations and a heavy sense of obligation can all lead to mental hoardering, as can an overwhelming sense of guilt which is the biggest drain of your mental and physical energy.

When there is hoardering there is no space for creativity, new ideas, insight and inspiration to emerge. This equates to lack of empowered action.

Think about it in terms of a cluttered physical space: it becomes stagnant, dark and overwhelming. It’s a room no one likes to go to. It becomes wasted space.  And unfortunately, this how potential is wasted.

As such one becomes blind to the beauty and opportunity that surrounds them. They miss the five year old that has just passed by and smiled at them, just because. Or they miss the opportunity that awaits them because they are blind to it.

To help us mentally declutter we must be at peace with nothingness.

What do I mean by this? Nothingness is about creating space for ourselves intentionally, to do nothing and just be. No agenda. Crazy right?

It can be a little scary when we give ourselves the permission to be in nothingness, that place where not much happens. Our ego find space, emptiness or void very threatening. Our ego likes to be busy.

It has taken me a while but I have finally succumbed to the art of surrendering to being by giving myself the permission to do so.

I tend to do this leading up to big projects or events such as retreats or presentations. This seems almost counterintuitive because a part of me says you need to get busy preparing but deep down I know that if I don’t do this I will create unnecessary clutter and worry.

I’ll go on long walks, have meandering kind of conversations with people I would not otherwise meet. And in these conversations something amazing happens. Once I got inspiration for a process that I used in my retreat. Another time, I met a woman who ended up coming to my retreat and turning her life around. This is worth surrendering for!

But we need to know how to be in nothingness.

How to let the waves of life carry us through the tunnel of nothingness and not freak out. Your first experience of coming into nothingness may not go well. It takes practice.

At first it can be like a running tap with so many things being released and washed out.

What I can say from practicing the art of surrendering to being is that it connects me to my presence, my power and my purpose which are The Empowerment Principles I teach my clients. This helps them step into their presence, power and purpose and live life in alignment with who they truly are.

I get surges of creativity, insight and clarity on where my life needs to go next. Decision making and action-taking are a lot more effortful.

I usually experience this urge to do nothing about once a month, or every two months. This doesn’t need to be long. It could be 2 hours a week or a whole day just dedicated to being. To pottering and letting myself be or even discovering what does this being look like or feel like. It usually coincides leading up to my menstrual cycle. Take note women because it’s your body’s way of letting you know that you need to stop and recharge.

It may take some time to acquaint yourself with this practice.

In our busy lives we are convinced that keeping busy and measuring our productivity brings more productivity, results, money and fulfilment. On paper maybe it does. But not deep down and I know you would agree with me on this.

I see people sabotage their life and the opportunity to experience fulfilment and meaning by remaining chronically busy, erratic and unfocused.

When we remain a slave to leading a busy life we lack a strong foundation upon which to enter the next chapter of our life. Wrong decisions can be made.

The next Empowered Woman Live Retreat is next Friday.  My biggest preparation for the retreat isn’t sitting down in front of the computer and organising my slides. (But yes, some of that does happen after I’ve allowed myself to get present and clear).

Instead, my preparation is focused on becoming a conduit of presence and connection so that I can open up to whatever needs to happen leading up to the retreat and at the retreat to guide women through their breakthroughs and transformation.

I encourage you to make time for nothingness in your life this weekend. Be present enough to connect to your needs and the wisdom that lies deep within you. Your truth.

I want you to try it, so you can emerge out of your busyness, confusion and overwhelm and be ready to embrace the opportunities that are waiting to meet you.