Guided by a Beating Heart

We are all human. We make mistakes. We beat ourselves up. We live and learn. We sometimes fail. We often fall. We have fears. We experience sadness. We lack motivation. We think we are lost. We break promises. We are not perfect. Not now, not ever. We will never be perfect. Perfection doesn’t exist.

What keeps us connected to ourselves is our hearts. Our feelings. Our capacity to feel is infinite. We know the truth by the way it feels. Whatever that ‘it’ maybe.

Some days are rough. We feel disconnected. We experience the rawness. We are wounded. We can see the scars and the sight ain’t that pretty. We question everything. We fear the unknown. These days are difficult. Not only challenging, but also uncertain. So how do we feel connected again?

Well, let’s start by taking a moment. A moment to feel present. A moment to see where we are. A moment to check in on how we are. A moment to observe what is happening around us. A moment to focus on our breath. We are guided by our beating hearts. Because in every heartbeat, in every moment, life changes and evolves. This realisation is powerful. This realisation dictates how we move forward. This realisation is the truth. This brings us back to the present. It brings us back to ourselves. It brings us back to our power.

The simplicity of our existence is something that we don’t ponder about often enough. Everything is simple. Truly simple. However, we are so carried away with what is happening in our lives and wanting to control circumstances that we forget to stay connected with simplicity and as a result life gets complicated.

We don’t know where the journey is going to go or where this journey will end. What we do know is that there is light. There is possibility. There is change. There is the next moment. The next heartbeat. And with that life continues. We are constantly guided by our beating hearts. And grace. Keep soldiering forward. One heartbeat at a time. Let’s walk each other home.

Stay blessed.

The ‘C’ Word

Relax. It’s not what you’re thinking. Read on to feed your own curiosity.

When I was younger I wanted to be older and be an expert at ‘adulting’. And now that I’m older and somewhat wiser (I hope?), I sometimes miss the good old days, the days when nothing really mattered and my heart roamed free of responsibilities and the uncertainty of life.

What I know now is that time flies. It seriously feels like it moves faster than the speed of light.

Looking back in time and reflecting on both the good times and the bad times, the highs and lows, the peaks and troughs, I now realise that I’ve wasted so much time.

I’ve wasted so much time not being fully present in the moments that mattered. I’ve wasted so much time not loving enough. I’ve wasted so much time saying no to opportunities due to my own fears and lack of belief. I’ve wasted so much time questioning rather than accepting and understanding. I’ve wasted so much time feeling like I’m not enough or inadequate. I’ve wasted so much time not being open to endless possibilities and harnessing my power to create. I’ve wasted so much time. And now I can’t get it all back. That’s the sad reality.

I’m not quite sure whether this blog post is going to go anywhere, but I’ll keep writing, trust the process and see what presents itself.

Sometimes we want to see and focus too much on the ‘ending’, the results or the fruits of our labour rather than realigning ourselves with the present moment and the journey itself. It sounds cliched and I write about ‘the now’ frequently but no matter how many times we are reminded of this, we still constantly forget. It’s so easy to get caught up on the results and outcomes, and the truth is the future is not easy to quantify. This is my learning for today. The decisions we make based on the assumptions, beliefs and stories we tell ourselves about our past, present and future dictate what we do on a daily basis, and from moment to moment. The power to choose and live consciously is also heavily influenced by what most people refer to as our ‘self-talk’. And let’s be honest. Our self-talk is not always positive or nurturing is it?

When I write, I always write short snippets of content. I rarely ever write long posts, and to be honest it is simply because I don’t have a long attention span and I find that I digest information more easily when it is fed to me in small doses. And I know this might sound selfish, but I’m not writing this for you or the blogging community. I only write for myself. Everything we do no matter how selfless, compassionate or service-related it is, we do for the benefit of ourselves. Don’t you think that’s true? We do these things because it makes us feel good. And with that in mind, we evolve.

Anyhow, I digress. Going back to speaking of waste. Yes, I’ve wasted a considerable amount of time in my past. So what’s next? What now? Well, given that there’s no going back, and only moving forward and upwards, I am making a commitment. Yikesss! The ‘C’ word gives me the spooks and bouts of anxiety. But I truly am feeling these words so I will continue to write.

I commit to living in the moment. I commit to newness. I commit to learning. I commit to love. I commit to bravery. I commit to myself. I commit to commitment. And the discipline that comes with it!

I think that’s the end. I believe that’s all I have to say. My vessel is empty (for now). My words are complete.

Stay blessed.

What has Aladdin taught me?

It’s a fresh new start and you’ve hit the ground running for 2019. What are your hopes and dreams for the year? What do you wish to accomplish? Have you set your intentions and are you willing to watch your dreams come into fruition and take the right course of action to make it all happen?

I’ve got a song stuck in my head at this moment in time. Like right now. As I type away and my thoughts and feelings become present on this screen, I have “A Whole New World” singing repetitively in my head. Random huh? Well, this brings me to my next question… Why? And it has also got me thinking about the following…

What has Aladdin taught me? Growing up, I used to wish I had my own Magic Carpet. I’d give anything to have my own Magic Carpet. I have even dreamt of flying on a Magic Carpet numerous times. For real. And trust me that ride was magical! I felt all the feels. That’s for sure.

There is one massive lesson I learned from the 1992 classic ‘Aladdin’. I learned that Love is a magical, transformative and powerful force that everyone is drawn to no matter who they are or where they are from! It is a universal force that guides us, teaches us, nurtures us, heals us and truly allows us to express ourselves and evolve over time.

And the best thing about Love is… It is free, it is giving, it is abundant, it is priceless.

Aladdin taught me about the power of love. The power of looking beyond what you can see, and to instead really feel. To feel in magnitude with your heart and soul. To allow it to stir within you and melt your fears. To never give up hope. That there is always light at the end of every tunnel. And to allow that light to shine through you!

We can never fully explain in words or even emotions how and why love is so magical. But we still know it to be real. We know it exists. We still feel the connection. We still immerse ourselves in it. Love is not bound by time or space. It is beyond that and more.

Stay blessed.

From Doing to Being

Sometimes it’s important to stop doing and just be. Enjoy ‘being’. It’s a verb. It’s about being present. And aligned. To what’s at the core of your spirit and consciousness.

Life has us running so fast sometimes… from place to place… people to people… from one experience to another. Sometimes we forget to take a break and check in on our alignment. Sometimes we forget to ask ourselves how we are actually doing.

This holiday season I had the privilege of spending time with loved ones. And especially with myself. I got to practice the art of being. To just sit quietly. And to enjoy the solitude that is found in being alone. Not lonely. But alone.

Silence teaches us so much. When we are being, we learn so much about ourselves, we find clarity in our experiences and wisdom in the lessons that we absorb through time and space. I also find that when I invest time in being, a lot of things fall into place effortlessly. I can’t explain why and how this works in words, but they just do. Our point of creation is at its peak when we are in a state of being. It’s critical that we have the right intentions, projections and dreams to fulfil because chances are they will. All in divine timing. And for our highest good. I trust this. I believe this. I know this. I just need to remember this!

Will you make time to stop and just be? Enjoy being.

Stay blessed.

New Beginnings. Welcoming 2019!

A season of newness. A reason to start living consciously, again.

Adventures are the best way to learn and create new memories. Here’s to many more new adventures in 2019 and an abundance of love, light, learning and happiness to boot. Wear courage and bravery, carry strength and perseverance, breathe in new life and restore love in empty places, spaces and with the people you care about the most. Hold your priceless treasures close to your heart, for it is moments and memories that will always be truly yours to keep, and everything else is temporary.

2018 taught me so much. It taught me about my own faith and beliefs, it taught me about pain and hurt, it taught me about people and their intentions, it taught me about being brave and most of all it continued to strengthen my relationship with love. I am forever grateful for all the lessons. And I am humbled by all that life has to offer, as life itself is my greatest teacher.

When I write, I feel aligned with the universe. I sometimes lose my sense of self and my fingers just keep typing away. That’s when I feel most in tune with myself and the source. This is why I write. This is why I’ll continue to share what I learn. Because it keeps me connected. It makes me feel alive. It’s all about my alignment.

What is it that keeps you aligned? Will you do more of whatever that is in 2019? Remember to put yourself first. Instead of making just New Years resolutions that may be temporary, why not think about what’s most important to you. And prioritise that.

May the divine light fill your souls and may your hearts always be full. That’s my New Year’s wish for you! Here’s a picture of my darling boy, Chai and I – stealing kisses since 2015 and counting. It’s the little things.

Happy new year beautiful people! Stay blessed.

People That Matter

Spend your time and focus your attention on the people that matter.

They say people come into your life for a reason, season or lifetime. And that is so true isn’t it?

There’s much merit in meeting and growing with the people you love and genuinely care about. And in the end, it’s all about the lessons that they come to teach you! Every single person in your life is a teacher, do you agree?

So the next time you’re feeling bogged down, busy and your social life is out of control or inactive, think about the people in your life that really matter to you. Be thankful for all that they are and have taught and shared with you. Connect or reconnect with them.

The people that matter are the ones that touch your soul and leave an imprint in your heart! Keep them near, keep them close. And collect moments, not things. Make memories that you’ll treasure forever!

Our time here on this earth is limited. Make every moment count!

Stay blessed.

I Am…

I am kind

I am compassionate

I am giving

I am loving

I am…

I am…

I am…

… so much potential! We need to be more proactive and positive about how we view ourselves and our self affirmations. Let’s be gentle and nurturing and only treat ourselves with kindness.

We often doubt ourselves or put ourselves down when things don’t go the way we expect them to. But… we live and learn… we win and experience… the most beautiful lessons everyday.

The reason why the two words ‘I am’ have so much power and intent… is because we constantly use them to create our realities of who we think we are and what others think we are. It all comes down to what you place at the end of these two magical words. Words are powerful. Intentions are powerful. And you are powerful!

I am supreme

I am divine

I am nothing and everything

Stay blessed.

Feeling Good

When you feel good, everything around you aligns in your favour! The magic of feeling good is not spoken or heard of very often. We are constantly running in a trance, participating in this rat race that we call life, from place to place, from one person to another, in an attempt to try and get shit done (excuse the French). We sometimes forget to stop or even slow down and just be present. It’s nice to take a break at least once in our twenty-four hour long day to feel good. To be present. To be in the moment. To be grateful for all the things that have gone right.

So this is your chance beautiful people! If you are reading this post, ask yourself, have you taken a moment out today to just stop… breathe… reflect… and to feel good? The power of this sensation is simply amazing. It aligns you to your own inner source so you can continue to create more of what you want in your life. It also ensures that you focus on the positive rather than the negative and recalibrates your vibration to take actions that will help fulfil your goals and desires, however big or small they may be. Every little win counts.

Enjoy feeling good and have a wonderful week.

Stay blessed.

Be Accountable

More often than not, we feel like we have little or no control over our lives and our circumstances. And the fact is that we have much more control over life than we think or believe.

The truth is, we choose, in every moment, in every day, in every way, the way we want to live and love. Perhaps we don’t have total control! But we have the power to make decisions and to control the way we feel about situations, people and circumstances. The feelings we choose to feel help us navigate our lives with more clarity and power.

Today, I wanted to remind myself to be more accountable and take ownership of the way I feel about the big things and even the littlest of things. In this lies great power and responsibility. We all have so many expectations about life and what it has to offer, yet often we forget that we are responsible for creating the bulk of these outcomes based on our choices and constant choosing. Today and always, we must be accountable. We must be responsible. We must continue to choose what is best for us and the higher good.

The clock continues to tick, the moments continue to pass, invest your time wisely and fill it with what matters most to you.

Stay blessed.