This year has certainly been a whirlwind adventure for me. Turning 50 gifted me with not only a few more wrinkles, but also some new adventures and travel. Exploring new places, countries and destinations is my absolute passion.
Interestingly I have made some 'new friends' this year. Some ‘tree folk’ planted across the globe and they have shifted my awareness....
I never set out for these connections and ignored this ability for some time. Then I realised it was the very thing that made me, 'me'. Perhaps this is why I ‘show up’. It’s something that has enabled my own past pain to be set free and replaced with a feeling of peace and love.
Over the weekend I held a stand at the Mind Body Spirit Festival in Melbourne. Each year I set a different intention when I do this. This year I set the intent of holding space for another. This was great practice for my trip to Senegal, Africa in February next year with Business Chicks and The Hunger Project
I have been lucky enough to be accepted to the 2018 Business Chicks Immersion and Leadership Program. In February 2018 I will be travelling to Senegal, Africa with other program participants and partaking in a once in a lifetime experience - women helping women in the most beautiful and transformative way.
Recently something occurred that caught me by surprise and caused me to rethink my whole being. I saw a tiny light. I saw me and my connection to something much bigger. It became perfectly clear what I needed to do and how I was going to do that.
More than ever I am noticing the way that I feel in a moment around another person. This is not as a form of judgement, but more of a reflective moment where I wonder if I have ever acted like that or made someone feel the way I feel in their presence.
Where Does Your Mind Go?
Distraction was my biggest obstacle. When I stepped out of my life back in 2013 I had no idea that I was being shown the power of distraction. I flew away from everything physical yet remained distracted in my mind. I was obsessive with everything - my every thought was about all I left behind. It was preventing me from going deeper into my own core.