Mission 2016 – Full Steam Ahead!

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Lokah Samastah Sukino Bhavantu:
May all beings, everywhere be happy and free, and may all my thoughts, words and actions contribute in some way to the happiness and freedom of all beings.

 

Whilst preparing to do my tax return this morning I was side-tracked into watching an episode of Glee with my son. That slice of musical delight and positive personal drama left me with the warm fuzzy feeling it was created to produce. That didn’t help me with my tax return, but it did put me in a positive state of mind which had a fantastic effect on my productivity.

With the dawning of 2016 I have much to be thankful for. I live and work in a community of like-minded friends and family. I have a wonderful loving, supportive boyfriend and a beautiful caring son. In slightly less than two weeks I will be taking some important self-development time away from my usual environment in a space where creativity and love for the Earth we live on is paramount. We work hard and we make space and time for each other whenever we can.

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As I grow through my work and reach more and more people, my boyfriend Ozz is on the cusp of public recognition as a musician and songwriter with his band April Blue. Needless to say we specialise in very different areas and we are both dedicated to our calling. Every now and then our professional paths cross and that is wonderful. However, we have to acknowledge that this year more than ever we need to assign as much time as possible to our respective missions. Both of us know this could be tough on us as a couple, as given the opportunity we’d have our cake and eat it: spend more time together AND pour ourselves devotedly into our professional concerns.

Over the past few years, what we have has grown and matured into a bedrock relationship, something that can withstand a little more challenge than a brand new affair. Nevertheless we still make the decision every day to keep loving each other, setting each other free and supporting each other’s goals. So as we prepare for a futuristic steam-train of a year, roaring ahead with plans, we trust to our love to keep us on track, trusting and allowing each other the time that we need for work and self-development.

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This doesn’t preclude me from fantasizing about taking my boys on an escape to Dhamma Vihara for the open retreat my meditation teacher Burgs hosts each summer. Nothing would make me more happy than to share time in that oasis of tranquility and love in the Pyrenees with my little family. It would be having everything I love in one place! The more I live, the more I appreciate the practices of Shamanism for this reason. No other concept of reality has made more sense to me. We have an inside dream and an outside dream. Our outside dream will always be shaped by our inside dream – this is why our thoughts and visions are so important! I am dreaming a dream of a better, brighter, more conscious, more loving human race both for me and my caravan, and for all beings. For you.

Each and every thing that I do I dedicate to that end. May all beings be happy and free from suffering.

To donate to my fundraiser for my Business Development Course: The Catalyze Retreat

For more information on Burgs’ Meditation teaching & Retreats: The Art of Meditation

To hear Ozz’s band April Blue: April Blue

Just for today – Living the Principles

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Photo by miriadna.com

Photo by miriadna.com

Just for today I will not worry

Just for today I will not be angry

Just for today I will do my work honestly

Just for today I will give thanks for my many blessings

Just for today I will be kind to my neighbour and every living thing.”

~ Reiki Principles

Today I have been reflecting on the Heron. Like me the Heron is a transitional creature, treading life’s in-between spaces. She flows seamlessly between the elements of water, earth and air. Her energy smooths transitions and she exists in the present moment with a graceful and effortless stability.

She prefers to hunt during the magical in-between time of twilight with intelligence and precision. She also goes for gold as any owner of a Koi pond will testify! Her near-silent and elegant approach make her hard to thwart from her intention, whilst her patience is second to none. Her extensive non-action leads to precise and effective actions the like of which most of us can only dream of achieving!

Her presence inspires stillness. She is happiest in her own space but is at ease with her peers. Despite her fierce independence, when it comes to nesting, teamwork is paramount. Both partners assume responsibility for caring for home and offspring. This determined, focused, skilled and efficient bird has much to teach us all.

I am now in my final month before taking the leap and travelling to Belize for the Catalyze retreat. These are the silent intentions I am formulating as I think forward to making the most of this opportunity. Patience, focus, teamwork, stillness and boldness are traits I want to continue to develop as a person and as a healer. I look forward to teaching on a Reiki 1 course alongside Jay Austin the week before I fly. Click here if you are interested on being on this course.

Another huge thank you to all of you who have donated to my fundraiser, not only for the funds you contributed but for demonstrating your faith in me, and keeping me motivated as I forge ahead with plans.

I have spent the last couple of months working and serving (yes even over christmas that’s how I roll!) and I feel confident that I am doing my best to ensure that each payment instalment is being made in full and on time. My initial outlay was made using an interest free offer on a credit card which will be paid off by July 2016 as I continue to work and plough it back into my teaching and healing practise this way.

If you haven’t yet contributed and would like to, I can still accept funds on Indiegogo/Generosity until the day I fly on 31st January. After this, contributions will need to be made via bank transfer, simply send me a private message if you wish to contribute this way. Thank you so much for your kindness.

To contribute to the fundraiser please click here

after 30th January please send me a message here

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