‘There is listening and then there is true listening. This is an invitation to listen to life to watch its signs, to drink in what it is offering. This is a calling to listen more deeply to your loved ones – listen deeper than the words, beyond the pain, longing and fear that are behind the surface explanation, then beyond even the feelings to the beauty, the Truth that remains untouched by any of life’s dramas. Connect with this that is already whole and complete in your loved ones, and in your willingness to be wholly and completely present, their story will drop away and love will be revealed. Be willing to listen deeply’- Brandon BaysAs I contemplate the time of year being surrounded by those I love I find that this verse on Listening useful and timely.
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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