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The Holidays to be or not to be happy, that is the question!

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The Holidays to be or not to be happy, that is the question!

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What are things that you as a Highly Sensitive person love about this time of year and what feels more like a burden to you?

You might love the sense of connection, decoration and baking cookies. Yet you may also feel the pressure of what is too much, too loud, and too “many” for your senses.

If you’re visiting family then you might struggle with how to be social without getting overwhelmed.

If you’re not visiting family then you might feel left out this time of year and struggle to make the holidays fun and meaningful.

In our last True Nature community living call, we talked about this with members and a lot of emotions bubbled to the surface, including a lot of good ideas about how to create more ease, flow and grace that I’d like to share with you here.

 

Missed the call, you can listen to the replay here:

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You’ll see some bigger common themes, but also a lot of individual differences. Being a highly sensitive being doesn’t mean we all agree on the “perfect holiday celebration” (much also depends on our particular families) but it does mean we share certain preferences.

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But first…

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What do you care about and stress about when it comes to celebrating the holidays?

Whatever it is and isn’t, I hope the ideas below will validate your experiences and inspire you to make the holiday time (even) better.

These are some of the insights from the Happy Sensitive Community calls this month:

We’re not big on required gift giving as a holiday focus.

We’d much prefer to get each other something small throughout the year, or spend quality time together.

All that scrambling to get each other a big enough gift – and sometimes even having to keep track of who gave how much to whom – just complicates things.

In some families, there are so many gifts being given that you don’t even get to see each other open them, because there is no time for that.

In other families, incomes are very unequal and gifts create stressful financial pressures.

We crave 1-on-1 time

It’s important to have 1-on-1 time with people we care about and haven’t seen in a while. That’s different from having everyone together in one room all the time, being squashed together like sardines.

The good news: we can ask for it. Not by expecting people to understand our unhappiness, but simply by proposing something different.

What would you like to do instead, and how could you ask for it in a positive way that leaves the other person choice?

For example: “I’d really like to spend some time with you over the holidays. How about we do X, would you like that? We could do it before/after/while everyone is doing Z.” Ask in advance.

Alternatively, if you’re going to a big family meetup just to see one person, perhaps you could find a way to meet up with that one person separately?

On long drives, we do better when we also factor in some quiet time.

One of our community members is making a point of stopping at a national park along the drive to the family Xmas celebration.

Maybe there’s no national park along your route, but factoring in some time for yourself before or during your trip is a great way to charge up those social batteries.

Many of us loving hanging out at the kids table.

We love the directness of kids, and we like to join in their imaginative games.

If that’s you and you feel odd about it, how about letting yourself enjoy that? Other adults will be happy that you took on the role of “babysitter” (haha, if only they knew! It’s a win win!)

We’re fed up with families pretending to be something they are not.

If we have a very disfunctional family, then we much prefer to opt out of the required celebration alltogether and instead spend that time doing something we really like.

If this is you, you could pull out some of the holiday elements you enjoy (like baking cookies or decorating the house) and keep those and ditch the rest.

Redesign Christmas, what makes it meaningful to you?

Or you can just ignore the holidays altogether.

This time of year is in many parts of the world a darker, quieter, introverted time naturally.

Traditionally it was a time to “add light” to the darkness.

Does modernHOLY days feel like a light overdose to your senses?

If so, perhaps you’d rather stick to some quieter ways to add light, like lighting some candles and a fire in the hearth, without all the blingbling.

On the other hand, perhaps you’re quite attuned to astrological changes (and you can feel the winter solstice on the 21st affecting you and shifting things for some days after still). If so, “adding light” can be more of an inner process: to hold space for any changes and meditatively pay attention to inner shifts during this time.

You could honour the darker time.

You could take a few days just to do some reading or work on a creative project or go to a cabin in the woods.

The darkness can be a creative space, like the womb, or seeds underground: a space for new things to grow.

There are older, pagan celebrations that Xmas was built “on top of”, meaning that there are older, different kinds of meanings you can tune into and use to give meaning to this time of year.

Thinking about traditional farming work-cycles, winter was the time to work less, fix tools and look ahead to the new year. Perhaps Xmas is an ideal time for that for you. What are some tools you could fix? How could you get some extra rest?

A lot of things are put on hold over Xmas, so if you want to opt out of the celebrations then chances are that this will be an easier time to get some quiet time.

You could make it less formal.

While Xmas may feel like something quite formal up north, it’s interesting to note too that in the Souther Hemisphere it’s summer this time of year.

In South Africa for example, it’s common to have an Xmas Braaivleis aka BBQ by the pool or beach. Can you see yourself eating roasted zucchinis on the beach?

How might flip flops give a better-feeling twist to how to celebrate the holidays?

Maybe making the holidays more casual would be just the ticket to make them work for you.

Sometimes family celebrations can feel like they’re stuck in repeat.

Like a good old never ending blast from the past.

Company lunches can be like that too. Perhaps it’s because nothing actually happens at those meet ups. People sit around and eat and talk, but you’re not doing anything together. You’re not making any new memories.

If this goes on year after year, there may be very little holding you together other than old shared stories. Repeated. Every. Single. Year. Ugh.

So, how about adding some holiday cheer by introducing a small activity? It could be as simple as a potluck or a game of Uno.

(I brought tiny boxes of raisins to a  serious academic meeting once. Those boxes were actually for kids, and I brought them as a bit of a joke along with some other food. It was surprising, and satisfying though to see a bunch of nutty academics sticking their pinkies into those little  boxes to get the raisins out. It was a small change, but it changed the tone of the meeting.)

Other small ways to shake things up: sit next to someone new.

Share a different kind of story.

If your family or group is open to it (perhaps next year) then you might even organise something bigger to do together.

What would allow people to connect in new ways? What would help create good new memories?

What would help get people out of their usual groove (without being too uncomfortable)?

I hope this gave you some new inspiring holiday ideas!

If you’d like to join in future OUT of the Blues holistic conscious conversations , you’re welcome to. We have monthly meetups in our community here

How can I contribute to you today?

Meeting other highly sensitive wounded healers and creators is a great way to get to know each other and get to know yourself better too.

My friend and colleague Loralee Humpherys and I have created an affordable, high value way for you to do just that here over at Freedom 5 – the Art of Sress less living inner circle.

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Join us here – Freedom in 5 Monthly membership inner circle

This is an outline of what we will be exploring, educating and envisioning into more flow:

1.January Spring into action, adaptability and resourcefulness – Wood element and the Gall Bladder animal medicine Rat
2.February Spring abundance, money, fertile soil,sacredness & the sexual godess – release Wood element and the Liver animal medicine Cow
3.March transition -Transforming your power centre planning , persistence, surender nature Metal Lung and animal medicine tiger
4.April Metal Summer Taking care of business without fear, intuitive survival vulnerability, patience Large INtestine animal medicine rabbit
5.May Earth Summer digesting life stomach and animal medicine dragon
6.June Fire Autumn Strengthening your way and shedding old skins spleen and animal medicine snake
7.July Fire Autumn Defining Freedom & Power of the herd – connecting with your tribe element heart and animal medicine horse
8.August Winter Sure footedness, stillness Taking stock trust and envision Earth element Small intestine and animal medicine goat
9. September Water element bladder and animal medicine monkey – resourcefulness, problem solving and playfulness,letting go of control
10. October water Going deep into emotions stop scratching the surface -element kidneys and animal medicine chicken – balancing patience with action from your heart not your head
11. November Generating self love & respect getting out of criticism and self judgement and back to allowance through co operation and communityfire element pericardium and the animal medicine of dog
12. December Fire Standing up taking root in your true nature – Order and efficiency element triple hater and the animal medicine of the boar Fearlessness, courage, assertiveness and protection

Sharing holiday struggles and talking about them helped everyone become more aware of why they liked or disliked certain things. At the same time, many members had already found solutions to certain common problems and hearing them share their stories helped other members see how they could do something similar.

Positive change is all about understanding and acknowledgement first, and practical solutions second. It’s about both.

It’s one thing to read about a possibility in a book or an article, it’s something else to hear someone you know describe how that approach is working out in their own life. Personal anecdotes just provide so much more relatable detail, it brings solutions closer.

As highly sensitive, multi sensory beings we need sensitive role models. Those role models can be our peers. We all have different stories and insights to share. Bringing it all together is a powerful thing.

Who is your role model? What animal totems bring you back to your heart?

and with all the talk about Earthing and grounding as a doing, could you just notice the chair supporting you or the grass beneath your feet and FEEL how it grounds your energy just by contacting with it.

Lets move into a space of non doing.

I celebrate you being YOU!

 

Where is your resistance obstructing you?

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“Resistance obstructs movements only from a lower sphere to a higher. It kicks in when we seek to pursue a calling in the arts, launch an innovative enterprise, or evolve to a higher station morally, ethically, or spiritually. So if you’re in Calcutta working with the Mother Teresa Foundation and you’re thinking of bolting to a launch a career in telemarketing…relax. Resistance will give you a free pass.”

Stephen Pressfield, The War of Art

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I recently learned about a high end mentorship program designed to help businesses like mine grow in new ways.

Since I’ve been expanding more and more online, and since I have come back full circle to acknowledge how important my work in the area of trauma release, depression and anxiety is becoming. I have committed to empower people to use the systems I have created in a functional, wholistic approach to BE YOUR OWN MEDICINE , I was seriously considering investing more time and money in yet another program.

At first when it felt really aligned, I could hardly contain my excitement. It seemed to be exactly what I was looking for.

And yet as I continued to sit with the decision and consider the hefty price of participation, something began to change. Doubts began to arise: Would I like the other people in the program? Would it require more time or energy than I have available? Would it be worth the money that I put in? Was I chasing bright shiny promises when I know I just need to focus and get it done?

In short, I got scared. I went into doubt, reasons and justifications and had to pause, go deep into the resistance, just like I ask of my clients and think from my heart not my head!

Wisdom vs Fear

I often say that you can tap into your wisdom by listening to your gut ( you have to support a healthy gut first) before you can follow your gut, intuitive knowing both of which are expressed in your body first.

And it’s true. But what is important to note is what is true and the truth, the innate wisdom or the mind chatter and that can be confusing. You see it all starts with a healthy nervous system and knowing how to create secure attachment. ( I go in to this with a lot of depth in the Out of the Blues – 3 month group program and the 5 week Freedom 5 – The Art of Stress less Living starter class on neuro modulation and how to reboot your nervous system first.) If you have been getting mixed signals from your body or are feeling anxious and overwhelmed by an opportunity, just notice the feeling in your body without attachment to good, bad, right or wrong, just mindfulness observation.

As Stephen Pressfield points out in his brilliant book The War of Art—when our innate wisdom guides us to do something that’s going to take us into a higher level of moral integrity and spirituality , resistance and fear kick in. Your nervous system – interception and interception kicks in to stop you from putting yourself in the way of danger. Its a natural response to keep the body alive, unfortunately the brain does not know the difference between a real threat like being a lions dinner or an imagined famine when we worry about a our money situations or other what if….

This happens to me nearly every time I consider doing something that will allow me to out create and expand, and I’m pretty sure it’s happened to just about every person who’s ever considered doing a coaching program with me.

The danger is, blindly following our resistance is the most effective way to run smack into what we’re afraid of. If we listen to the fear and ignore what we feel called to do, we won’t do the things that will help us to succeed. We won’t sit down to create, we won’t share our work with the world, and we won’t seek the help we need to expand and grow and learn. Without these actions, we’re almost certain to fail, and thus our doubt becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.

So how can we tell if the negative response we feel is coming from our wisdom or fear? How do we know whether it’s best to say yes to an opportunity or politely decline?

Find your voice in the world

Knowing what you know

The voice of innate wisdom feels different than the voice of fear, energetically and in the body.

Though each feels different to everyone, there are some general rules of thumb:

Wisdom tends to be quiet, relaxed, patient, energized, or grounded. Even when it’s giving us bad news or pointing out a legitimate concern, it’s not shoving images of failure in front of our faces. It’s simply saying, in a calm and neutral way, “Something about this doesn’t feel quite right for us.”

Fear, on the other hand, tends to be loud, urgent, heavy, tense, and exhausting. It’s obsessive and can’t wait to talk about what could go wrong. It tells us we have to figure this out now. It uses whatever images, ideas, and volume it can get its hands on to increase our sense of panic and unrest.

You can get a lot of clarity just by noticing the flavor of the different thoughts in your head.

Giving fear a voice

Once you’ve identified your wisdom, it can give you all kinds of useful guidance. But what we sometimes forget is that the fear can too, if we only take the time to listen.

Sometimes fear is just asking for reassurance.  You can do this by asking yourself how you know your fear to be true. What evidence do you have that things will go badly? And if they do, would that really be as catastrophic as you imagine? Alternatively, what evidence can you find that things might actually go well? When have you made good on opportunities in the past or accomplished what you set out to do?

If you can’t reassure your fears, then be kind to them. Listen to them. While it’s not good to reflexively make decisions out of fear, it’s also not helpful if we force ourselves to stretch too far too fast.

In my case, my inquiry into intuition and fear led me to two realizations: first, that I absolutely wanted to commit to myself, my potential, and my intentions by investing in support that could help me to grow.

What I also realized was that this growth will necessarily challenge me, and I need to step into it slowly and gently. So I got on the phone with the woman leading the program once again to ask her some targeted questions. I found out that she’s all about being gentle and going at a pace that feels right. Learning this, my intuition confirmed that this is the right step for me to take.

I patted my fear on the head, took a big gulp, and paid my deposit.

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How do you tell the difference between wisdom and fear? How have each helped you make good decisions in the past? Please share your ideas and experience in the comments section of this post

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My gift of revisiting depression and grace

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I have been in a little denial that its really time to put up the Christmas tree again and that this year is almost over. There’s been so many challenges to face and fires to walk through. So many loved ones have left this Earth and so many of my clients have had their dark night/s of the soul. My gift of revisiting depression for one has been my saving grace in listening to my pain so that I could release, reintegrate and renew.

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I love gift giving and have created this especially for you, because I want you to
have a happy, healthy, fulfilled life.
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Over the course of the 5 days home study kit (you get to take as long as you want)
What has been calling to you from your inner world?
How do you want feel in your body in 2016?
What experiences do you want to have that excite and light you up?
Who are the people you really want to spend time with or connect with?
What excites you and gives you something to look forward to?
What creative projects MUST be started in your studio?
What hidden longing wants to be revealed?

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2016 is a completion of another cycle, a time to cut the dead wood and release anything and anyone who is no longer contributing to you best life. Its a year to focus on where you want to be 6 months, a year, 2 years from now and prioritise an action plan to make sure you receive what you want. It is not going to be easier than 2015, in fact the energies will continue to amplify, to force us to stop the madness and thrive. That is exactly why we must continue to do the inner work, heal the separation sickness by coming back to hearts before we will see the external world match the new higher vibrations, It starts with you saying YES to you and I want to support you any which way possible.

I believe we are not here on this planet to make six figures, to be the most popular person in the world or get fancy invites to exclusive events. I believe we are here in the 9 energy of the collective consciousness to rise above the ego identity and into the WE which starts with remembering you are enough, there is enough ( so long as we practise benevolent capitalism and be the guardians of the planet.) and there is enough gratitude, honour, allowance, vulnerability and trust. We can transmute fear, lack, scarcity, hatred, anger , jealousy through LOVE and it starts with loving yourself exactly as you are.

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What I’ve learned from this year of revisiting deep depression, loss & my rite of passage through health and relationship challenges, is that we are here to LIVE not DIE a slow death going against our True Nature. We are here to connect and serve through our greatest gifts – be that the gift of trauma,depression, disease or disharmony. Its time….to bring your personal stories out into the world so others may choose to live too.
And what that requires is something no blueprint, template, exclusive invite, accolade, income goal, award or step by step proven success system can give you.
What that requires is a relentless dedication to say YES to you, to giving yourself the space to return to your heart and soul urge, over and over again.
What that requires is the grace that you relentlessly honor YOU to ensure that what you are growing always feels in true alignment.

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When you stop resisting flow and return to the nature cycle of life that I teach in the Going with the Flow through the Compass Directions and the 5 Elements to Healthy Living master classes. Wood feeds Fire, so it is part of the natural flow to burn the “dead wood” so to speak and get moving forward and fuel the fire in your belly! 
It’s natural to feel afraid when life strips everything familiar away from us to remind us of whom we came here to be in this one precious life. 
It’s natural to feel like you just cannot endure any more when it feels like everything is burning to the ground. It is part of being human to move through the elements so that you can rise up out of those ashes like the Phoenix, and nurture your Earth, grounded and connected in your True Divine Nature.
Before a big expansion comes a big contraction.
That is your vital life force, the dragons breath, the in and the out of each breath you take.

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That is the mastery of Human Kindness – to walk you path aligned with your core values, your authentic, vulnerable BEingness in service and love.
It’s not work for the mediocre or the faint of heart.
And I am grateful for all of it. All of the ego-crushing failures, the agony and ecstasy of rebirth and renewal.

Because in 2015 everything that was stripped away, burnt up, swept away in the under tow of my watery emotions and the nurturing spaces in between have carried me in to a new space of being a greater version of myself beyond the I Am. I am choosing to TRUST that I AM, that I AM free to be me, undefinable even in my messy bits. The mess is in the message after all.

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And by moving full circle, no beginning, no end is an emergence of my True Nature – the work I am here to share as an expert in healing from stress, anxiety and depression naturally.

I can finally breathe again. No more living in my zone of excellence, I am claiming dominion over my Zone of Diamond brilliance. I am going deeper, with more intensity, more heart that I could even imagine possible. In a world where stress and nervous system deregulation is making people sicker and more disconnected than ever, I know I have to empower more people to BE their own medicine! The future of humanity and the survival of the planet depends on us all waking up!

In the last few months I have been out -creating everything to bring you a powerful body of work that will give you your own prescription to health, wealth and happiness on your own terms!

I’ll be announcing one of the new and powerful ways to work with me to step “Out of the Blues – from stressed,anxious and depressed to healthy, happy and fully expressed” so that you can BE YOUR OWN MEDICINE. When you heal from the inside out then and ONLY then, will you have the courage and vitality to grow in to YOUR Diamond soul aligned work and thrive. You cannot show up and make a positive impact in the world if you are exhausted, burnt out and dis illusioned.
I want to show you how you can change that, so make sure you do NOT miss that email.
It’s something I never thought I would be able to offer at this depth of content and detail in an on line program and there will be a very limited amount of spots available to keep the group intimate and very, very personal.

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Until then, thank you for your support and for being YOU.
Thank you for having the courage to step into this container of truth and aligned love. Thank you for daring to dream the big dreams, even when it’s scary.
Thank you for having the resilience to turn those dreams in to YOUR reality.
You are part of my soul tribe, too. And I love you.

Here is to your high shine success and happiness,
love and gratitude

P.S. The reality is, a lot of people want their lives to change. They want their bank accounts to grow, their businesses to expand, their marriages to become passionate again and their families to be harmonious and loving. They want all of these things, but they’re not willing to do what it takes to actually see these changes happen.

But YOU, on the other hand… well, I LOVE working with people like you. You are focused and driven, with a true desire to succeed. You are a person of action. And guess what? Results will follow action!
One of the greatest things about success is, it’s not about making tons of big, important, life-altering changes! It’s about making small decisions and small changes, and being consistent and diligent in following through with them. It’s about putting one foot in front of the other, day after day after day.

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Be the medicine of Tree wisdom – Out creating the Utopian ideal to be the master of your best life

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Be the medicine of Tree wisdom – Out creating the Utopian ideal to be the master of your best life
Everything I know about being human KINDness, I learnt from the animals and nature and a few great people too!
I, like you am a woman who’s been through a lot of crap, heartache and adversity and who’s choosing to keep getting up and do whatever it takes to create more calm, clarity and full expression rather than my old friends anxiety and depression as my purpose for living! I realised a long time ago that the Utopian ideal is just another fantasy. That other people don’t function from the same truth, integrity or moral fibre as I do – that its time to return to the heart. That mastery is living the best life possible for you and that it takes dedication, resilience and a lot of really hard work to rise out of the heavy erroneous debris of trauma big or small. That in order to be the change we want to see in the world takes courage in getting up again and again and again. I know that I want a world where love is greater than hatred and fear and judgement. Judgement cannot exist where there is love and it starts with loving yourself first. That is not Utopian, that is action requires to make it happen.
 
We have this notion in Western Culture that there is this place…this panacea, this utopia, this very special time in space where there’s no adversity, and that when we get there, we will have no more worries, no more cares. It’ll be rainbows and unicorns and everything will be amazing, if we could just work hard enough, sacrifice enough, be enough to get…there…..
 
“When I have more money, I’ll be ok.”
 
“When I lose 10 pounds, I’ll be enough.”
 
“When I meet the perfect man, I’ll be safe.”
 
The truth, the real truth, is that there is no such thing as meditating yourself into abundance, or hoping everything will just turn out ok or running enough verbal clearings or what would it taking to get there….. There is no utopia, there is no mythical time and place where you get to be happy all of the time or where everything is perfect all of the time. The fact of the matter is that resistance, doubt, fears, adversity are always going to be part of growth. Without it nothing changes things stagnate, they shrivel up and die – the healthy evolution of the human psyche actually depends on its existence – and the sooner we get that, the sooner we can live in the PRESENT moment and make it the best moment ever!! When you claim dominion over living in the NOW and stop worrying about the future by staying n the past stories, then you seize the day for what it is and see the rich abundant tapestry of life you are a part of as magnificent!
 
Over 20 years ago, scientists in Arizona created Biosphere 2, a vast, enclosed ecosystem in which they planted, among other things, trees. The trees in this controlled and seemingly perfect ecosystem grew taller than any other trees of their kind and the leaves were full and green and gorgeous. At first it seemed a huge success, but then something strange happened: all the trees began to fall down. They fell down because the one thing that this perfect ecosystem didn’t have in it was wind. Turns out that wind creates what botanists call stress-wood – strong, fibrous wood that strengthens a tree’s composition and deepens its roots. In the absence of wind, with nothing to push against, the trees’ root systems were shallow, their wood weak and they were unable to survive.
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I teach “natural flow and internal climate” to my private clients and in my online hone study programs – the cycle of life through the compass directions and the 5 Elements – the feeding or ko cycle of Traditional Chinese Medicine and how to reset not only the nervous system but the whole body mind system naturally. You see we are those trees in Biosphere 2. Without resistance, challenge, adversity, without the wood element and the winds of change trying to knock us off track, stirring up the internal climate that creates our delicate life balance, we cannot grow; we cannot be strengthened in our cores and we cannot thrive.
 
If we tread softly on the Earth and stay in allowance to what is our True Divine nature, if we do not stay in the role of observer and player and trust that there will always be adversity and receive it as a gift, then we can claim responsibility for tending to the soil, strengthening our root system, water our wood so that we don’t fall over when things get challenging. This is what nature teaches us – its permaculture at its best and it is benevolent in conscious business too. Think of how a tree provides shelter, food and support to the whole environment around it. When the tree is healthy, everything around it thrives too.
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It is up to each one of us to sew fertile seeds, to nurture the soil, so that in the Spring of planting season the roots can grow down into the Earth, to be firmly supported deep within our core, before we grow up and outward. This way when the elements of change, that express as a storm in your world present themselves, you are flexible enough to bend without breaking, into the wind, to be strengthened by it, and not fall down.
How do we do that?
By going deep inside to the very core of your being.
By staying curious, open and aware to all that is there to support you.
By being the observer not the persecuter.
By practising daily rituals and using the tools that work for you to support and strengthen your body mind, heart and spirit ,because if you become the medicine of wise tree, you can “tap” into the root system that supports you all the time.
If you cup is overflowing with “old stuff” you cannot make space for the new. Every year I invite my tribe to go through this 5 day process as a way to identify, integrate and release everything from the year that no longer serves you so that you can go deep and envision what you would like to bring through for a new cycle, on track and aligned with your core values and resonance to your truth. If you would like to take some ME time over the holidays to set yourself up strong and create your desire map for the New Year, please join this 5 day Life Experiment of work sheets, meditations and master classes, so that when January 2016 comes you have a pathway to your health, happiness and success on your terms.Its time to live in your True Nature and thrive!
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Mindfulness and Meditation. Find whatever form works best for you – it could be sitting quietly for 15 minutes a day, it could be painting. In truth, meditation is anything that quiets your mind and allows access to your spirit. Let go of whatever notions of meditation you have that have kept you resistant to it and find what works for you. My meditation is an hour at the gym every morning. When you get in touch with where you are holding thoughts, feelings and emotions as tension in your body, you get to observe it and release it. Start here by using the full body scan exercise that is part of my practise in root cause resolution. My clients are constantly amazed at how disconnected that have been with their bodies and how doing this simple scan and practising mindfulness has changed everything.
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Gratitude and Loving what is. We receive more of what we are grateful for. Even if you don’t have much, offering gratitude for the little you have will have a huge and profound shift in what you receive. Dr. Wayne Dyer said, “You don’t attract what you want; you attract what you are.” If we focus on what we lack, we will continue to lack. If we focus on our blessings, we will continue to be blessed. What 3 things can you be grateful for today? Click on the link below to download my gift to you – my GRATITUDE journey
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Morning pages and free writing. Studies have shown that when we write, especially in cursive, we stimulate parts of the brain that are not accessed by typing on a keyboard. Putting pen to paper upon rising is one of the most effective forms of journaling there is. The brain is still loosely connected to the unconscious, and often our greatest gifts, secrets and struggles have been processed and chewed over by our unconscious while we sleep in the form of dreams. As we wake and go about our day, our dreams become farther from our consciousness, and are often lost. If we harness them while they’re still close, by stream of consciousness journaling first thing in the morning, we have access to some incredible enlightenment that resides right inside us.
What if by joining the 5 day Life in 2019 experiment daily written worksheets and journaling is a great place to start?
 
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Add DRESS to these, a healthy, clean Diet, and good, Restful sleep, plenty of water, daily Exercise, natural Supplements, Support and FUN and you will create deep roots, a strong flexible foundation on which to be PRESENT in the now to thrive.
I offer personalised support in my approach to whole hearted living in my True Nature Systems. This is holistic, integrative, function medicine at its best – this is how you get to write your own prescription and BE your own medicine! It starts with you saying YES to you and giving yourself permission to ask for support and move towards your brilliance by being you! I have 5 slots left in December for a complimentary CLARITY breakthrough session – if you are wondering how I can assist you 
 
Wishing you a safe, calm and loving holiday season.
See you in 2016!