Monthly Archives: July 2021

It’s Time to Open Up and Connect!



“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” Martin Luther King

I was on a call earlier today with a group of other women, and we were discussing the throat chakra. The chakras are energy systems in the body named by the Indian people – the ones who brought, yoga, meditation and aryuvedic eating habits to the west. The throat chakra is about our communication, our conversations, about speaking our truth. For so many of us we are speaking a truth to a certain level and we are ready to step up another rung of the lady to speak about things that feel scary.

I medieval times, the dark ages, women who wanted to help heal people, who were speaking out against the new medicines and laws that were being imposed were put in the stocks, spat on and had food thrown at them. Or worse still burnt at the stake for being witches. Now the word witches is a pagan word and although it can still be used when insulting someone we probably wouldn’t try to burn someone at the stake for their beliefs today. Or so I thought.

We are at a turning point in history where those who are not happy with the mainstream narrative are being silenced if they try to put forward an opinion that is counter to what the ‘Lords’ are encouraging us to believe. They are no longer being humiliated in the stocks or being burnt at the stake, but they are having their rights to freedom of speech turned off as their facebook page or their You tube channels are removed for ever. Luckily, what was just a small band of scientists and doctors, is now swelling. New platforms who are wanting good journalism so there can be honest debate are popping up.

I am interested that, last year I was in a group where we were asked to write a statement about the world we would like to see. Mine included trust, connection, equality, fairness and power for all. Where we are all responsible for our own health physically, emotionally, mentally and energetically. Hopefully I won’t have to wait for too long to see these words materialised as more people stop being silent about the things that matter!

Enjoy speaking out in a calm rational way! And let me know how it goes.

Overcoming challenges Makes Life Meaningful!



“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”

– Joshua J. Marine

 

In light of what is happening throughout the world, I thought this was a quote that has been said in other ways, but the word ‘meaningful’ stood out for me. There have certainly been challenges from several fronts and because I work with people who are anxious and fearful at the best of times, what is being thrown at all of us is even more challenging for those people who are empaths or the types who were told as children that they are “too sensitive.”

 

I have just been lucky enough to squeeze in a fortnight with my grandchildren in Melbourne. Like a lot of grandparents I hadn’t seen the children, apart from Zoom, for 18 months. So although I was really looking forward to the trip, the anticipation and excitement was flattened a little by the fact that I might not actually get on the plane at the 11th hour, if our government decided to lock the borders back up. When I was a child, I can remember my mother saying, “Don’t get too excited it might never happen.” These words kept trying to challenge me, trying to stop me from enjoying that challenging week as I did extra work in preparation to be stuck over there for longer than intended.

 

I did get there, and the time with the children meant the challenge was definitely meaningful to me. The borders did close the night I arrived so I got an extra 5 days – extra meaningful time. The next challenge was filling in the form on my phone on my own to get the Covid test – a prerequisite to get back on the plane to come home. There was a time constraint to get the test done before the transport came to take the tests away – any minute now I was told. I had to keep talking myself down from that stress and the meaningful part of that was that I DID it. Another meaningful moment to savour. This technology is definitely a challenge for this older person, and what can be a breeze for a younger person, can wind up the cortisol levels of someone like me.

 

I’m grateful that I have the skills to be able to wind the stress back down. There was a time in my life when I didn’t know it was possible. I allowed the daily challenges to make me anxious, I allowed the unknown to dictate how I would feel. I have also learnt that my biology is responsible for some of that hypersensitive reaction so rather than judging myself I cut myself some slack, breathe into the situation and receive the meaningful learning from each situation that develops.

 

Enjoy your own meaningful learning each day!