January is always a month of setting intentions and goals for the year.
And for me it always feels like lots of pressure.
How do I know FOR SURE that this is what I want to do this year?
What if I pick the wrong thing?
Will I stick to it this year?
Then I start to feel anxious ... and then I give up.
But ... something different happened this year.
I decided to stay on Phillip Island this year, because during this pandemic I feel safe here ...
I asked myself the question 'what would I like to do this year?'
One of the things that came up was enrolling in a hairdressing course or apprenticeship.
Ever since I was a teenager I've loved to do my own hair, play with colour, braid my sister's hair and be creative with hair.
But each time I was at a cross-roads where I could have done the hairdressing, I've not taken this path.
In the past, it was about money ... at one point it was going to cost me $15,000 to do the course. Nope!
And then it was about time ... 6 days a week for the apprenticeship, but I wasn't going to have time to do anything else.
But this time it was cheap (government concession due to being on JobSeeker this year).
And I had the time - only two days a week at school and one day a week in salon.
Then I had a conversation with the teacher at the school and some things became clear.
a) I actually don't agree with the "rules" of the beauty industry ... having to wear make-up to 'look professional' - WTF?
b) The first 6-12 months is basically theory - how to do a financial transaction in a salon, oh&s in the salon, compliance theory, how to look after clients (customer service), massage heads and wash and blow dry hair.
c) I already help people. I already make people feel good. I already do creative things. I already have loads of skills.
My revelation was that THIS childhood actually doesn't feel right anymore. WOW!
I was accepted into the hairdressing course ... but I felt really nauseaous about starting it.
And not a good nauseaous. :0)
I checked in with myself to be sure that I wasn't just scared to start a new adventure.
I compared this feeling to when I wrote and launched my book - Finding my Soul at Sea.
My childhood dream of writing books, on the other hand, feels good ALL THE TIME.
I felt scared and nervous and excited and intense when I launched my first book in 2019.
But I knew on a deeper level that this was my destiny and it was time.
Knowing the difference between being afraid and stepping into your new adventure, and feeling like something is really NOT RIGHT for you, is really important. And only YOU can know the difference.
I am excited for my next steps now ...
I have said a loving goodbye to the hairdressing dream ...
Now ... it's about growing and expanding and taking this life to the next level.
It may include EFT tapping, past life regression training, life coach training, or ???
I've also got my Find Your Soul companion journal coming out in February 2021 ... WOO HOO!!
So, may your 2021 be about you getting better at discerning your deepest desires !!
Feel free to comment below or send me an email to share your AHA moments.
Your experience of this year is worthy of honour and respect.
No one is more deserving of compassion.
Everyone has been in this storm.
Your story is worthy. Your joy. Your pain. Your success. Your loss. Your resilience.
Your confusion. Your inspiration. Your anxiety. Your creativity. Your unraveling.
It’s all worthy of acknowledgement.
This year has reminded us that we are all human.
The virus has been the great leveller.
You may think that other people have had a tougher year than you, but that doesn’t mean your life experiences are unworthy.
Take time to honour yourself.
Count your blessings.
What have you learned about yourself?
What is most important to you?
What will you not do anymore?
What new things have you embraced?
2020 was not wasted time, it was an opportunity to clarify what’s truly worthy of your time.
“Unworthiness feels like unalignment with your source. Worthiness is alignment with source.” Abraham Hicks
Blessings Pip x
I remember years ago I was speaking to a friend about my dilemma of travelling overseas or taking one of two great jobs in Sydney.
She laughed at me and said “ohhh no you have so many great options! ... just choose one and if it doesn’t work out, choose the other one ... and if that doesn’t work out, another thing will probably come up.”
I thought it was a bit flippant in my state of distress, but she was absolutely right.
Do you recall Lewis Carroll’s exchange between Alice and the Cheshire Cat:
“Would you tell me, please which way I ought to go from here?” said Alice.
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to” said the Cat.
“I don’t much care where---“said Alice.
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat.
Curiouser and Curiouser ...be SO true!
My point is ... this year may have been full of big decisions for a lot of us, but (although the news will only tell you the horror stories) a lot of people have been choosing, adapting and pivoting until they found their new way of being. Some are even happier and thriving.
Not all COVID19 stories are sad.
This year is not over yet.
How can you raise the tone of your life, by choosing something new?
What would make you happiest?
How would you prefer to be living?
Contact me by CLICKING HERE if you need some coaching to help with reframing your life situation.
This weekend I was talking to my sister about play.
And we realised that as adults we spend A LOT of time being serious.
We go to work. We exercise. We walk. We shop. We eat. We walk the dog.
And that's not to say that these activities weren't enjoyable and even relaxing ... but where is the playfulness in all of that?
I just got a new pair of super-sleek and sexy green gumboots (from Merry People - I'll put their website link at the end).
And I said to Marnie ... "Okay, in honour of playing more ... I'm going to the beach right now, to play in the water!"
You can watch the video on my Facebook page - link is at the bottom of this page.
And while I was playing on the beach I came across a HUGE red starfish.
When I got home I looked up what the message was in Dr Stephen Farmer's Animal Spirit Guides book and it said:
Starfish means ...
-Keep your senses open to the new opportunities that are about to appear, and trust your intuition about which are the right ones to take advantage of.
-In spite of what others say, do things the way you want to even if it’s unusual or different from how most people would do them.
-There’s no need to hurry, so take your time getting where you want to go.
-In spite of any recent losses, trust that you’ll fully recover and start anew.
-Someone in your circle of friends or family is in need of your compassionate understanding.
-Meditate on the felt connection to All-That-Is and your place on earth and in the cosmos.
Often the simple things that you enjoyed as children or teenagers are what can light you up, give you confidence and have lots of fun. When you are a child you are curious, playful, full of optimism, resilient, and spontaneous.
So ... I invite you to take the PLAY CHALLENGE this month ...
Go to a playground and play on the swings, slide & monkey bars
Go to a grassy spot and lie down to do some cloud-watching
Go to the beach with no shoes on and build sandcastles
Go out in the rain and jump in some puddles
Go to your local icecream / gelato shop and buy your favourite flavour
What else could you do? It's your playtime ...
You can check out the Merry People website here: https://merrypeople.com/
Or their Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/merrypeoplerainwear/
Video of playing in my gumboots: https://www.facebook.com/573030416/videos/10164118979055417/
Thought you might like this 3-card spread for the New Moon from Yasmin Boland's new Moonology oracle card deck.
Do this spread at the time of the New Moon or as soon after it as you can, before it changes phases. The New Moon is a time for new starts. As you select the cards this about the coming month and ask the Divine to guide you to cards that will help you understand the energies that lie ahead. The layout will also work if you ask a specific question about the month ahead.
Card 1 - What's rising up in me?
Card 2 - The main message this New Moon
Card 3 - The final outcome
These are the cards that I pulled for my tribe ... Watch the video here: https://fb.watch/1fiy9JUmU9/
Card 1. Show the world the real you - full moon in Aquarius ♒️
Every full moon is a time to release and let go but the addition of Aquarius energy to the mix triples that message. Aquarius is the opposite of clingy and pulling this card at any time suggests either you need to let go or someone is thinking they are the ones who need to let go - perhaps of you. What needs to go? What is the right thing to do? Whatever happens next could be highly unconventional or unexpected.
Card 2. A new start is coming - new moon 🌑
The new moon marks the start of the waxing cycle and the mid-point of the dark moon. It’s a dark and veiled time, when the moon is invisible, and a time of rebirth. It’s a time that witches do their work, making wishes, and laying down intentions for a new cycle; an intensely magical time, when it’s easier to pierce the veil to other worlds.
Card 3. A fiery climax approaches - full moon in Aries ♈️
The full moon in Aries is a super fiery Tim, when emotions can run very high. On the upside, there is excitement about what may lie ahead, but tempers may flare, with rash comments or decisions. No matter when you pull this card, it signals that the situation has just, or is about to, come to a peak, perhaps in a rather heated way. There could be a price to pay if you have been too competitive or too blunt.
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For centuries the shamans and healers have prescribed using the light and energy of the moon during all the phases to realign and rebalance.
The moon has powerful magical energies not only to affect the tides.
Full moon - is the time for releasing and letting go.
New moon - is the time for setting intentions and manifesting desires.
You can tap into the moon energy too.
Try this very simple Moon Infusion Meditation:
Settle into a comfortable position preferably somewhere that the moonlight is resting on you.
Start by taking some deep cleansing breaths. Deep breath in through your nose. And out through your mouth.
Imagine the Moon above you in this moment. The glorious size, the shape, the brightness, the reflective light, and the energy that washes over you.
Let this powerful cosmic energy affect your physical body. Notice where it chooses to settle first. Notice which areas seem to be affected most by its intensity.
As you lay in the light of the moon, allow the energy to wash away any and all tension you hold in your body.
Surrender. Surrender to the energy.
With every exhale offer something new up to this glorious Moon before you.
Notice yourself getting lighter and lighter. Leaving room — space — for the energy that serves you.
That moon energy nourishes you.
Blessings Pip x
It’s the new trendy thing ... but it’s not a new concept. Journalling has been around for centuries. Anyone who has a thought they wanted to preserve, journaled. Explorers. Queens. Writers. Teachers. Poets. Comedians. Lawyers. Parents. Activists. Students. Lovers.
The list goes on and on.
Nowadays it’s not just a notes on paper thing. Digital journals are becoming more popular.
And for those of you who don’t think you can write, how about speaking into a transcriber app or using the voice memos on your phone.
Journalling has been romanticised as just for young lovers writing mushy prose about their beloved. But it has a powerful effect when you dive into a thought or feeling or situation, and discover something profound about yourself. Transformation happens when the unconscious becomes conscious.
And there are many ways to journal.
It could be intuitive prose that flows from the pen (or finger) like water from a glistening waterfall.
It could be automatic writing to explore the feelings on a particular topic.
It could be creative fiction writing to play our a scene wished for in real life, to see how you feel.
It could be rhyming poetry that is fun and light and lifts the mood. Or dark and twisty for delicious relief.
It could be “I feel” statements ... that give your unconscious Self a chance to express itself.
It could be the lyrics of a song, with music to match, to find a deeper level of connection.
It could be a ‘word map’ ... a collection of words that describe a situation or dream or feeling.
It could be a collage of words cut out from magazines to create a vision board.
It could be drawing coloured swirls and symbols that represent feelings of people or experiences.
Whatever way you are guided to journal is perfect.
Do it your way. Be your own way finder.
It’s your life ... and your journal, after all.
My latest project is a Spiritual Journal with 11 other collaborators ... we have come together to offer 12 different ways to journal, so you can find the way(s) that suit you. ENJOY A FULL YEAR OF UNIQUE JOURNALING EXPERIENCES!
Every month is written and designed by a highly inspirational and influential leader in the spiritual space. They have each crafted their unique way of journaling for you to explore and learn in ways you never have before.
What's in it? ... well there is Numerology, Archetypes, Angels, Mindfulness, Mediumship, Ancestoral Healing and lots more.
The Spiritual Journal will be available on 23rd October 2020.
UNDATED - you can start using this journal at anytime.
GRATITUDE * MINDFULNESS * SPIRITUALITY
YOU CAN PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY NOW - https://www.jotform.com/synkmedia/spiritual-journal
CLICK HERE to read more about the 12 contributors and the pre-sale incentive offers.
I know I'm connected to the Source and I know I am part of the flow of the Universe and I know that I am the orchestrater of that flow - not just a canoe on the river. I AM THE RIVER!
And I am the earth and the sky and the trees and the animals and the crytals and the rain and the grass.
You cannot separate us all.
The All is the One.
The One is the All.
The All is Oneness.
I can feel that knowing deeply.
I can be connected to that Oneness and do the human things that are to be done.
I can be connect and ALSO be human.
Spirit is flowing through everything.
There is a very clear and healthy balance that can be set to embrace the Spirit in all things.
If I get disconnected (or pinched off) I can easily recentre.
I know how.
I have done it many times.
It's a simple breath and STOP DOING and refocus on BEING.
NO "just do one more thing".
I am completely honouring me and in doing that I am honour Source and my Soul.
Soul is home.
All things come back to that essence.
In the beginning there was Source and we are all part of that essence.
Bringing this awareness into my day is the purpose of my life.
Blessings Pip xxx
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