Serendipity

Such a beautiful and whimsical word isn’t it? This enchanting word has been a running theme for me this week. It seems to be following me everywhere I go!

Serendipity is the occurrence of an unplanned fortunate discovery as defined via Wikipedia. The reason this word also deeply resonates with me is because ‘Serendip’ was an ancient name for Sri Lanka, my island home. It has mystical resonance to my roots and I feel truly connected to it.

Since I was a little girl, I’ve always (typically as an airy-fairy Libran) adored fairytales and stories with happy endings. I love the idea and delightful feeling you get when you get the opportunity to learn about fun, wild and free-spirited characters that go through tumultuous or challenging plots to in the end finally reap the rewards and live a life of happiness and abundance. The exultant tones and bright hues of the illustrations and visuals that depict these stories are also powerful in giving you the feels and soaking up the vibes of the narratives. But enough about fairytales, it’s time for some reality!

So why did I choose to write about happy accidental discoveries today? Well, the current cosmic climate leading to the January 10 full moon lunar eclipse indicates that we are certainly feeling the waves of the astrological shifts and movements. For me personally, I have been feeling a sense of heaviness energetically and feeling exhausted these past few days, not wanting to do too much and keeping a low profile. I strongly believe that what is outside of us is also affecting what is inside of us. Never fear, this post is not about just doom and gloom.

This post is just a gentle reminder to continue to have faith in your fortunes this week! Think big picture. I have full assurance that we are being intentionally and divinely guided towards a magical destiny, specially and carefully designed for each and every one of us. Although today some feelings may run deep and impulses will run high, we need to stay calm and patient so we can slowly and surely reap the benefits of our newfound freedom that results from the happy and perhaps ‘accidental discoveries’ that await us. Sometimes mistakes and even poor decisions may realign us through our wondrous spiritual paths that are written out for us. Be gentle with yourselves and others! There’s always, always, always a reason for everything in this world. Look beyond what you see on the surface. You will know the underlying truth by the way it feels.

I hope you all have a serendipitous week and keep shining! I wish you kind and wonderful blessings and fairytale-like happy endings and new beginnings.

Stay blessed.

Synchronicities

Synchronicities are like warm hugs from the Universe. In the last few weeks I’ve been mind blown by the number of synchronistic events and occurrences in my world. I’ve started to watch them closely now. Not just because they constantly remind me of the causal nature of the bridging between thought and creation but also because they have taught me to be grateful for being divinely guided and blessed.

In fact, just yesterday I wrote a whole blog piece about ‘Synchronicities’. I saved it to publish at a later time and then I just couldn’t retrieve the file. I couldn’t find it anywhere. I searched endlessly in all my folders and was so sure I saved it carefully on the cloud. That’s ironic right? The fact that I wrote about synchronicities and the content itself disappeared without a sound.

So what’s the lesson here? To let go? To let love? To accept everything as it is and not to question it? To understand the magical nature of life and the universe? To be grateful for the showers of divine energy and blessings? To consciously remember that every thought and intention is being magnified to a whole new magnitude at present?

I could have been easily crestfallen by this experience. However, I am conscious of the fact that when synchronicity occurs it allows us to see and experience the higher power that is at work in our lives. It is important to not take these occurrences for granted and to be truly appreciative of them. I know there is a lesson in all this, even if I don’t understand it at this present moment. These occurrences keep us grounded and remind us that there are so many things happening around and beyond us that we can’t see or decipher.

So what did I want to communicate to you today? In this time of magical thinking and conscious creation, we need to stay continually present and aware of what we are manifesting through our intent and wishes! Think positively. Watch attentively. Wish abundantly. Everything is moving so rapidly. Everything is being digested literally and immediately. There’s no time to waste. There’s no chance of messing about. This is the real deal. It’s 2020! The year of magical manifestations.

This blog post may not be identical to what I wrote yesterday. I have peace in my heart knowing that yesterday’s content was for my own personal soul’s growth and these spiritually charged words were meant to be shared.

Stay blessed.

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Twenty Blessings for 2020

We have welcomed a new age… a new era… a new decade that is 2020!

Your visions are clear. Your intentions are set. Your goals are written. Your desires are endless. Your mission is to love. And your blessings are abundant.

This is my prayer and blessings for the upcoming decade… I’d love to share them with you as we continue to connect throughout our individual and collective journeys ‘home’.

  • I bless my connection to the divine universal spirit and will forever stay aligned to its magic.
  • I bless my channels to infinite grace and guidance.
  • I bless my ancestors and spiritual guides for their continued prayers and for watching over me at all times.
  • I bless my life for all that it is and beyond.
  • I bless my soul and its purpose that is now unfolding perfectly.
  • I bless my endless miracles (even the ones that I can’t see).
  • I bless my home as it is my sacred space.
  • I bless my body which is my holy temple and my vehicle to serve.
  • I bless my health and bountiful energy to keep me focused on my path.
  • I bless my loved ones who have committed to share their spiritual and physical journeys with me.
  • I bless mother nature for nurturing and nourishing us.
  • I bless my abundance of wealth to serve those in need.
  • I bless my work to help me grow both personally and professionally.
  • I bless my energy to be filled with light and love always.
  • I bless my knowledge and wisdom to share with the world.
  • I bless my words and actions to communicate only with love.
  • I bless my grateful heart for always being thankful.
  • I bless my silence and opportunities to tune deeply inwards.
  • I bless my kindness because that is my superpower.
  • I bless my everything.

I hope these words bring you peace of mind, open your hearts to know that you are worthy of absolutely everything you desire and enrich your worlds with an abundance of grace and love.

Happy New Year beautiful people! 2020 is going to be just magical.

Stay blessed.

Bright Lights and Festive Spirits

It’s Christmas Eve. It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year.

The world is adorned with bright lights and the energy is filled with festive spirits right now. As we get prepared to give and receive our love and presents/presence tomorrow… let’s also take a moment to feel humbly blessed and grateful for all that we have and all that we are able to share with others and the world.

Let’s also take a moment to think of those that are alone or lonely and don’t have a roof over their heads or a massive Christmas feast to dive into. Let’s think of those less fortunate than us and give back in any simple way or form that we can. You just never know who might be raised in spirit or lifted from despair by your simple act(s) of kindness… whether it’s a smile, a hug, a kind gesture or even just your loving presence. The littlest acts of kindness and grace can go a long way and be treasured for a lifetime, especially by those in need.

We live in a materialistic world and whilst we are very fortunate, every year we accumulate so much ‘stuff’. This holiday season, spend some time decluttering your home, donating items that can be loved by someone else, and clearing out your energies to welcome an era of newness for the new decade that is fast approaching. Speaking of cleansing and clearing, the Solar Eclipse that is to take place on Thursday 26th December at 4:17pm AEDT is a perfect time to sage your home, to write down your intentions and dreams for the upcoming year and beyond and to really hone in on your personal intentions and visions for the future. Leaf out your journals and write down all your wishes. This is spiritually a very significant time to launch into new beginnings, to start fresh and ride the wave of love and divine grace.

You have come so far in the last twelve months and it is important to honour your journey and learnings to help prepare you for what is to come. I truly hope and pray that beautiful things happen to you over this magical season and that you share this beauty with the world to amplify the gift of giving. With every breath and step we take, we are creating moments that we will treasure forever with our loved ones! Be conscious. Be present. Be kind to yourself and others.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a magical decade that we are about to embark on in 2020! I look forward to sharing this journey with you.

Stay blessed.

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33 Laps Around the Sun

It’s my birthday month everyone! 33 laps around the sun and counting… and it has been one mammoth journey so far. Plus it’s a ‘palindromic’ age so it is bound to be a stellar year right?

I’ve been pre-occupied lately with my full-time work and part-time study and I have truly missed my reflective journaling sessions. I have been chasing my tail with a busy work and study schedule, stressed, anxious, bewildered and overwhelmed. It’s been an interesting few months (to say the least!) and I am slowly settling into my new lifestyle of juggling multiple commitments. It has been awhile since I have had a full plate of commitments so here we go again!

What has 33 laps around the sun taught me? Here are my top 10 insights from my journey thus far.

  1. The most important thing you can learn to do is to love yourself.
  2. There will (and in most cases) always be a tomorrow… but don’t let that stop you from starting something truly special today.
  3. Hold tight and treasure your closest family and friends. They will see you through the roughest and toughest times.
  4. Never take anything for granted. Every single moment is a blessing.
  5. Stay present always. In a heartbeat, everything around you can change, for better or worse. Live in ‘the now’.
  6. Adopt a learning mindset. There is always something new to learn. And you don’t know what you don’t know. Stay curious!
  7. Accept everything as it comes. Fighting fate won’t do you any favours. Everything passes in time.
  8. Trust your gut. It always knows. Always!
  9. Don’t compare yourself or your situation to others. Your own journey is unique and special. Don’t tarnish it with the pressures and expectations of others.
  10. Forgiveness is a superpower. Let go and let love.

I hope these lessons resonate with you in some shape or form and act as a reminder of how precious life truly is. I am excited to see and experience what the coming year has to offer and to embrace 365 days of newness. Bring on 2020!

Stay blessed.

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Springing into September

It’s the first day of Spring. Do I need to say more? It’s definitely my favourite season of the year.

As the days get longer, the light gets brighter, the colours get more vibrant and the expressions on peoples’ faces become more uplifted… these are some of the simple and yet wonderful reasons as to why I’m springing into September.

Yes, I’ve been quiet lately. I’ve recently become a student again and have returned ‘back to school’ to study! It’s been a really enjoyable and interesting journey thus far (only 3 weeks in) and I look forward to embracing all the new learning, connections  and excitement that is yet to come.

I love the magic of new beginnings. And the beginning of spring has got my heart smiling and my senses open to new experiences. Although sometimes life overwhelms me, and I feel overcome by fear, anxiety and self-doubt, these are the deepest and darkest moments when I pray to the universe to remove all stress and worry from my mind and to give me the perfect peace that will carry me through the waves of life.

Life, as Macbeth tells us, is ‘a tale, told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing’. In a season that is yet to be packed full of action, it is worth remembering our beloved Shakespeare’s words. It is truly important to keep your sense of perspective as you witness dramatic moves, shifts, situations and decisions. It is easier to have faith in your feelings about what is really going on and to choose to consciously focus on what will serve your highest purpose.

In a world where you can be anything… choose to be kind, choose love! And always remember, you’re being taken care of by a kindly sky.

Stay blessed.

Surrender

Here we are again… it’s Sunday evening and I’m sitting on my bed with my laptop and a cuppa tea in hand. As I reflect on the past week that has just gone by and prepare for the upcoming week that I’m about to embark on, I’d like to take the lessons that I’ve learned over the last seven days to serve me in the coming days.

Today I write about surrender. Why? Well this is a recurring theme that has shadowed me throughout some very significant events in my life.

Last night as I was on my way to a very special event that my friend had organised, I was alerted by a notification in my car warning me of tyre pressure loss. That meant I should’ve literally taken the warning seriously and pulled over to call roadside assist! Well, what did I do instead? I kept driving. I know most of you will think I’m crazy. But I did it anyway. I drove all the way to Blacktown and back home, a total of 42km with an almost flat tyre. Why? Because my intention was to make an appearance at this event and to pass my love to my friend and I knew I would be taken care of by the higher forces of life, the universe. So I surrendered.

I knew I had to surrender to the fact that anything could have happened in any moment. But I kept driving anyway! And I was prepared mentally to deal with the circumstances. I’m not sure what influenced my thoughts and my intentions last night as I drove what was an unreliable car at that point, but I felt so sure that I was protected and I would be ok.

Surrender for me is about learning to let go and let love. Surrender for me is about trusting the process. Surrender for me is knowing that divine guidance knows what is best for my highest good. Surrender for me is about allowing it to be. And so in every moment and situation, I like to do my level best to truly surrender. Being a typical control freak and perfectionist that I am, this appears to be a challenge sometimes at the best and worst of times. However, like learning to strengthen a muscle, I continue to implement this spiritual practice in my life and deepen my understanding about life itself.

Surrendering has taught me some really important and deep life lessons! It’s taught me about flowing peacefully with the energy force of the universe. It’s taught me about letting go of limiting beliefs and thoughts and opening myself up to the finest possibilities. It’s taught me how to keep breathing even in the midst of adversity and to grow through every moment. It’s taught me how to float freely and rise above challenging times. It’s taught me how to let go of judgment. It’s taught me to how to enjoy every experience and opportunity that is presented to me. It’s taught me how to return to love. It’s taught me how to celebrate the miracle of being.

So many lessons, such a simple practice. I have been deeply enriched by learning how to surrender and this learning deepens as I continue to lap around the sun. The power of surrender is not something you can put into words. The power of surrender is truly magical.

What has surrender taught you? I’d love for you to share by commenting below.

Stay blessed.

Passions Speak

I believe passion truly speaks through our pulses. It beckons us towards our purpose in life, our highest good.

We often forget how precious each and every moment is. My Sunday nights are usually spent reflecting, introspecting, and realigning to my visions and values. I spend my time thinking about what’s most important and plan my upcoming week doing and investing in those ‘things’.

What gets me so excited is when I think about opportunities, when I think about possibilities and what it would feel like to embrace new ones to help realise my dreams. You see, life can change in any moment. I like to remind myself how in a single moment, everything around me can change, my entire life can be changed forever. I’ve experienced this! Have you?

Life is not all about doom and gloom. There’s so much to celebrate! But it’s also important to stay grounded and recognise that things like natural disasters, illness, accidents, negative circumstances and life in itself can just “happen”. And you have no choice but to roll with it!

Having this foresight helps to keep me grounded! Knowing how vital and precious this moment truly is. This moment. Right now! And when I become present to this moment, everything around me feels alive! I become more passionate about my visions, my dreams, my feelings and life itself. Passion truly starts to speak through my pulses! It’s the shivers, the goosebumps and the hair raisers that physically remind me of the magical and sacred space that we live in. These experiences marry up the physical with the ethereal for me. This feeling is truly beyond the regions of this earth!

Now… what passions will you pursue this week? What pulses will push you to take the next step in investing in your dreams? Go on! Grab every opportunity and embrace change as that is the only constant in life. Keep evolving and watch yourself blossom!

Stay blessed.

My Ingredients for Success

As a marketing professional, over the years I have always had drilled into me the importance of the traditional marketing mix, namely the Four P’s in business – Product, Price, Place and Promotion. This builds the very foundation of every business and defines the strategic and marketing objectives to the core.

Now we move on to talking about life and creative ideas…

Going back to basics and to grassroots, I am a firm believer in the fact that ideas generally always start small and have the potential to materialise BIG.

This also depends on the person that’s giving birth to these ideas, the one that’s breathing life into these ideas, the one that’s making sh*t happen (excuse the French). It takes a mammoth effort to bring an idea to life but what’s most amazing about it is the person’s journey and all the learning and growth that happens during the process.

To bring an idea to life takes plenty of work and what I like to refer to as my Four P’s in Life – Patience, Persistence, Perseverance and Positivity.

Why Patience?

It takes time, time and even more time for progress to take place. Stay humble and accept all the wins and lessons (not losses). Set goals in place and stay focused and committed to the higher purpose.

Why Persistence?

Consistency and persistence is key to keep moving forward. The only way is forward. And there are always learnings along the way.

Why Perseverance?

No one can make you do anything in life. Only you can! So you need to push yourself and to really want something to make it happen.

Why Positivity?

A positive and healthy mindset is vital to having a consistent approach to achieving your dreams and visions. Think mind over matter always and focus on the silver linings when life throws curveballs and challenges your way.

Do you have these four noble qualities? Is this something you’re working on? These are my four ingredients for success and I wanted to share them with you today.

Take it from a marketer of both marketing and life in general. The core business objectives of an idea are crucial but what really drives you deep down are your personal objectives. It always comes down to the people. Motivating your people. Motivating yourself.

Remember, it’s rain that grows flowers not thunder. Plant some seeds this weekend and watch them develop into something meaningful and amazing. Keep moving forward, just one step (or leap) at a time.

Stay blessed.