This week's blog is about worry ...
This week I’ve been feeling tightness, ... a knotted-up-ness in my belly.
I tried everything to relieve it.
I have lots of self care tools. Essential Oils. Massage. Love. Reiki. Distraction. Dance. Yoga.
I know intellectually that I’m feeling afraid.
Afraid of my new book being presented to the world.
I've never done this before ... of course there is uncertainty.
Robert Holden says that our soul is never afraid.
It’s our self image that’s fearful.
Our soul is completely ready for change, growth and all our desires being here now.
The self image worries about ... the future, the past, this, that, him, her, them, ... basically ... everything.
This makes SO much sense to me right now.
I’ve asked for a book that people will appreciate, a thriving business, money, a soul mate and more ...
My soul ... that is the larger part of me ... has already expanded.
It’s created the book, the money, the soulmate ... all of it ... all waiting for me to be ready.
Esther Abraham Hicks said sometimes you are the only uncooperative component in the manifestation of your desires ... and you feel the resistance in your emotions - fear, frustration, anger, unease, etc.
Robert Holden says the fears can be soothed when we ...
a) Recognise it’s our self image that’s afraid. We need to meet the fear with honesty and love.
b) Forgive ourselves for listening to that self image part.
And then the final step is we
c) Stay in the present moment and remind the self image that it’s not actually the one fulfilling our purpose. Our soul will do that.
Isn't that so true? In the present moment we can truly feel okay.
The present moment gives you a shift of focus to the thing you want ... the thing you asked for ... the thing you desire ...
And then ... follow your bliss. Do things that make you feel good.
You can find the joy any where.
Find the joy in the contrast.
Find the joy in the problem.
Find the joy in expecting a solution.
Esther Abraham Hicks says that the Universe gives you big problems because you asked to expand ... you needed a solution.
So, rather than being scared or overwhelmed, you could be excited, because solving this problem will help you grow.
You are evolving into a more enlightened being.
This problem you are working on is your ticket there.
That's a cool idea huh?
I hope it helped you to feel better in this present moment.
I know ... this might seem very random, right?
Well, not really ... you see I’m about to launch my book Finding my Soul at Sea (yay!) - it’s all about my spiritual journey to discover my authentic self and life’s purpose, while working on a floating city in the middle of the ocean.
And on the 12th of October, I’m teaching a workshop with yoga teacher, Wendy Anastasi, about giving yourself permission to shine (and be your authentic self) while navigating the natural transformations that happen during menopause.
They are similar in these FOUR key ways:
1 - the feeling of being adrift or ‘lost at sea’ is commonly how my clients - both male and female (aged 50-60) - describe their emotions.
2 - the feeling of being surrounded by people with whom you don’t really have anything in common and/or who irritate you.
3 - the feeling of being out of control - like your life has someone else at the helm.
4 - the feeling of hot flashes / night sweats – on a ship it’s because of the tropical location or the vacation "activities" you indulge in ... *wink*
There is an exciting opportunity in both circumstances to embrace your power and discover the answer to the ‘why am here?’ question.
Dr. Christiane Northrop says:
"The more women who ignore ageist stereotypes, the better the chances are that all of us will stay healthy. That's because we are all connected energetically. And when a woman breaks out of the box of limitation, she makes it easier for the rest of us to do the same. ... Our task at midlife is to realise that our most joyful and pleasurable years can be ahead of us. ... no other stage of a woman's life has as much potential for allowing a woman to understand and tap into her power as this one - if, that is, she is able to negotiate her way through the general cultural negativity that has surrounded menopause for centuries."
Working on cruise ships was an important transformational phase for me. I was working on board from 27-33 (another pivotal energetic time - during my Saturn return) ... and I learned how to be totally authentically me. That environment allowed me to try on different personas. And, most significantly, it gave me valuable tools to step into my life’s purpose.
Most people - male and female - go through a transition during mid-life and I want you all to know that it doesn’t have to be full of drama, frustration and pain.
It can be a joyful, revealing, inspiring, meditative and loving time.
Yes ... please believe me ... I've seen people do it.
It can give you strength, happiness, wisdom, peace and purpose.
Indigenous cultures take time to celebrate all the significant transitions in their lives. They are sacred events. Western cultures seem to deny that these transitions are even happening, and so I feel it’s time to reclaim the celebration of these events.
So, Wendy and I would like to invite you to join us for a celebration of life, and specifically this transformational menopause stage of life. You will experience a Strengthening & Energising Yoga class, a "Happy Big M" Meditation, an "Emotional Clutter-Clearing" & "I Luuurve My Body" Tapping, lots of fun & laughter, a safe and supportive space and ... a FREE goodie bag
Give yourself permission to shine workshops are on Saturday 12th October:
Morning session 9am-12pm
Afternoon session 1.30-4.30pm
For more details and to book tickets online - CLICK ON THIS LINK: http://www.pipcoleman.com/store/
Or contact me to discuss other payment options. Email or call me on - 0437670820
For more details and to book tickets online – Go to: http://www.pipcoleman.com/store/
Or contact me to discuss other payment options.
My book Finding my Soul at Sea - will be available for pre-order very soon! Stay tuned.
Blessings Pip x
(**NOTE - these workshops are for women - but if you are a man struggling with mid-life issues and you'd like us to do something similar for men, please send us a message and we will consider this for the future.)
My morning yoga class was cancelled.
So I tried to go for a ride.
There were storm clouds brewing.
It was a gamble.
But I felt I needed to move.
I went right out my driveway, and I wasn’t pedalling too hard. All good.
I turned right again and felt like I slapped in the face by a wall of wind.
I thought ... “I’m really not enjoying this.”
So I turned right at the next street and headed towards the shops.
Easier but still windy.
Then I thought ... “Maybe I can do my circuit backwards, might be less windy.”
It wasn’t ...
So as I battled to pedal along a flat road, with stray milk cartons and chip packets flying past me, I had another thought ...
“What if I ride back home and then drive to the cafe to write my blog.”
That felt good. I turned the bike around.
But another voice said ...
“What about your ride? You’ve hardly started. That’s pretty slack.”
And I took a deep breath.
My inner critic was very loud and feisty today.
I said to that voice: “It doesn’t feel good to do this right now. I can’t write an inspiring blog for my tribe if I’m all angry and resentful.”
I took another deep breath.
My inner critic grumbled under her breath (like my sister when she’s mad).
She knew I was right.
So I rode home and drove to the warm, comfortable cafe and I feel much happier inside.
Have you ever had that inner conversation?
Where your soul says: ‘stop pushing, trying, struggling, beating yourself up and be more loving to yourself.’
But your ego says: ‘you said you’d do this, it’s hard, you aren’t enjoying it, but you SHOULD do it anyway.’
The thing that is interesting to me in this scenario is, how mean I was being to myself. Why? What purpose does that serve? Other than making me feel awful.
Sometimes we have to pull ourselves up and go ‘HEY! ... hey ... heeeey.’
Insert ‘big self hug’ here.
Fact is I can ride another day or even later today (if the wind dies down).
Or I can do other types of moving inside - like dancing (I love the Body Groove videos by Misty Tripoli).
Or there is another yoga class tonight.
This week I ask you to be aware of where you are being mean to yourself?
Take a breath.
Stop and give yourself a hug.
You can be your greatest love and dearest friend.
P.s. If you would like to do something very loving for yourself check out the Full moon sound healing & meditation with Jana and Pip ... on Saturday 14th Sept. Purchase tickets by clicking this link: www.pipcoleman.com/store
This week’s blog is about how to find your soul in ANY space ...
When I was working on board cruise ships I initially thought I would ‘play’ for 6 months and then move onto something else.
But the environment offered me more than just a space to play.
I got to try of different behaviours.
I got to practice public speaking.
I got to be more sexually fluid.
I experienced being in a hurricane.
I got to explore countries I’d never considered visiting.
I got to live in very close proximity to 4000 people in the middle of the ocean.
I got to explore friendships with people I’d not normally have chosen.
I learned how to deal with narcissistic, angry, cowardly, egotistical managers (& guests & crew members).
I got to become more aware of my likes and dislikes.
And after a while that crazy, intense environment (3 years) it started to make me tired. So I began to choose different things to do, I had different conversations and I began to shift.
I began to do more yoga - it felt good.
I read more books - it raised my consciousness.
I began to do meditation - it calmed me.
I began to choose higher vibe friends - we supported and raised each other up.
I began to see things about myself that were supportive of my life and some that were not - it helped me reset.
I began to focus more on my state within and less on conditions outside - it helped me felt more empowered.
I began to bring a soulful side of me to all my activities - it brought me joy.
I began to teach self development and meditation classes on board - it connected me to my spiritual essence.
I began meeting more connected and intuitive guests - it refreshed my view of humanity.
My perception of the world outside shifted significantly, as I shifted my inside ‘world’.
Wayne Dyer said : when you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
Working on a cruise ship is not your average job, I get that ... there are very unique conditions to deal with ... but the essence of this lesson is relevant to any issue or life situation.
Trust me. You can become more aware.
You can change anything you don’t feel is serving you.
You can grow and expand.
You don’t have to work on a cruise ship.
So, my invitation to you this week is to consider how you can shift your view of your situation, relationships, job, health, or life to create positive change.
My book Finding my Soul at Sea will be released very soon - stay tuned.
Pre-orders will be announced via email and on all social media.
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