More Time…

We have entered uncertain and unprecedented times. Time has always been a precious and valuable commodity for most of us. Many people have even paid for personal and professional services to help free-up more time and this clearly isn’t a surprise to anyone. Some papers and reports have also published the fact that greater happiness has been achieved through working adults who have invested in time-saving purchases than on material purchases. Yes, we live in a world where we pay for something that should be free. We have lived in a world that has for so long been starved of TIME.

In the current climate, compliments of COVID-19, we have all been blessed with the fortune of additional time for ourselves. Yes, we are RICH!! More time to do the things we love. More time to work. More time to create things. More time to connect and reconnect with those we love (abiding by the rules of social distancing). More time to discover and explore new hobbies and activities. More time to reflect and re-centre. More time to just be…

In a world that is currently fueled with turmoil and fear due to the growing pandemic, it is more important now than ever to stay connected within and manage our (inner and outer) health and wellbeing. And folks, we have all the time in the world to do this, so it’s imperative to take it one step at a time!

Many of us have been given the opportunity to leverage working from home or flexible working arrangements, therefore freeing up more time and space to mindfully tackle those projects we’ve been procrastinating about for yonks. So many of us don’t know what to do with ourselves as we continue to stay safe and stay at home with this newfound wealth of time. Now, as a collective, we also have a chance to think more broadly about the meaning of our homes, our abodes of peace. In the blink of an eye, our world has shrunk to the circumference of a few square metres and that is all we are allowed to acquaint and interact with for the coming months.

Many of you I am sure have probably already spent your pent-up energy on cleaning, cleansing, decluttering and transforming ‘your space’. If you haven’t and you are about to start, take it slow as you have an abundance of time ahead of you to complete this task. Given the current circumstances, we are all going to truly “get stuff done” at home and whether or not we want to or would like to get it done, we’ll be forced to by the sheer boredom that is going to arise.

Now more than ever, it’s important to stay calm and practise mindfulness. Spiritual practices like Yoga, Meditation and Mindfulness will aid in your health upkeep and ensure you stay well-balanced. Because after all, a healthy and happy balance is what one aspires to achieve.

So now that we’ve recognised how rich we have truly become in the recent weeks and months, how will you capitalise on your newfound wealth? The current asset that we have should not be under utilised. Time is here to help us to find ourselves again. We are all in this together! Let’s stay connected and help each other along our individual and collective journeys. Welcome HOME!

Stay blessed.

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Trust The Process

No matter where you are right now, who you are with, what you are doing and how you want to grow… trust the process.

New possibilities emerge in every moment, whether we are conscious of them or not. Setbacks and mistakes also realign us to redirect us on our journey to go where we want to go and allow us to be where we need to be. In time, everything starts to make sense. The clouds pass. The dots all connect. The stars align. We realise everything was perfect the whole time, even if we weren’t aware of it.

Infuse your thoughts with positivity. Remember to always be sunny-side up, even in challenging times. Be present and centred, especially in moments of uncertainty. Continue to believe. Stay aligned to your dreams and visions. Truly feel and know that everything is working in your favour!

Trusting the process to me means believing in my personal growth and power and doing everything I can to make things happen. What you do doesn’t have to have immediate impact. However, I know and believe that if I continue to stay committed to my goals and aspirations, that in itself is trusting the process and working towards newer and brighter horizons. Without trust and faith, we are merely machines and we won’t have the ability to invest in what we love and most importantly, ourselves.

These words funnelled its way into my consciousness today and I felt the need to share it. I hope it brings you hope and keeps your faith alive! Remember to also be kind to yourself.

Stay blessed.

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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. 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.

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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What I’ve Learned About People

It’s Monday. Every Monday matters.

It’s a new day. There’s plenty to learn. The opportunities are abundant. And in every moment lies new possibilities.

This excites me. This fuels me. This inspired me to write. Just now. So I am.

So… I have something to share with you. I have had the opportunity to meet a lot of new people recently. A lot. And it’s been a real blessing to have these opportunities to meet.

Living in this current technological era, connections are made easily available and are literally at our fingertips. This is true right? It’s just a matter of taking your time to connect with the right people, at the right time and that vibe with you for your highest good.

I have learned some significant lessons recently about people. And I’d like to share them with you as a reminder… just in case you have forgotten.

I’ve learned that…

  • People are different, every single person is different
  • People have their own needs and expectations
  • People have their personal intentions and are out to fulfill those for themselves
  • People are inspired by various aspects of life including things, places, situations, experiences and each other
  • People have their very own beliefs, and will usually stand by them
  • People fear, some fear a lot
  • People have desires, some are never ending
  • People need to be loved and cared for, that’s usually their highest need other than the essentials like food, water and etc.
  • People have feelings, and sometimes feelings are hard to read and can change over time
  • People learn, grow and change in every moment
  • People have the capacity to be compassionate
  • People like to give and receive
  • People are sometimes complex, sometimes simple, sometimes lost and trying to navigate their way in the right direction
  • People are wise
  • People have so much to share, most don’t even realise this
  • People communicate in so many different ways
  • People are sensitive
  • People like to judge
  • People remember, some remember everything and others remember little
  • People are wired differently
  • People have different values
  • People make mistakes, some big and some small
  • People are doing the best that they can
  • People need people

So why have I listed the above? Well, to remind myself about what I’ve learned recently really. I’m not here to tell you anything you don’t know. I’m here to remind you.

To be honest, life grounds me every time I think about what I have learned recently and these learnings and realisations dictate the way I treat and interact with others. It keeps me present. It keeps me true. It keeps me real.

Because of my recent encounters, I’ve learned to be more caring. I’ve learned to be more sensitive. I’ve learned to gauge feelings and sentiments with care. I’ve learned to respect others for who they are and what they believe in. I’ve learned to forgive. I’ve learned to let people be themselves and not how I want them to be or expect them to be. I’ve learned to be open. I’ve learned to better communicate. I’ve learned to accept. I’ve learned not to expect. I’ve learned that every single person is doing the best that they possibly can in that moment. I’ve learned so much about why people need people.

The next time you connect with someone, I encourage you to think about some of the above lessons that I’ve learned. And apply it to your own encounters and situations. It may in fact influence, change or determine the way you connect with them, keeping in mind some of these truths.

Our stories are nothing without people. People teach us so much, a wealth of information is built when you bring a group or even a couple of people together. Simply through sharing.

What will you share next? Who will you share it with? How will this improve your quality of life?

I am keen to know your thoughts.

Stay blessed.

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Words

Your words are powerful beyond measure. They have the potential to empower or damage you and others! Use them wisely. For it is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.

As a blogger, I have a responsibility to not only write about topics and themes that resonate with me but also with others. Our words influence others and their worlds and we must be conscious (and cautious) of this when we write.

Our words project certain situations and scenarios, painting pictures of what life is like or should be like, connecting people to us and our stories. Being able to write is a superpower. Have you ever thought about that? We have the opportunity to say so much, to influence change, to create a positive impact on those around us and to be seen, listened to and heard.

So what will you choose to do with your words today?

Keep them positive! Make sure they’re kind! Send good vibes only.

Stay blessed.