Answering the call

Answering the call

I believe humanity is being called to wake up. Some of us are hearing the call loud and clear and wondering what to do about it. Some of us are responding as best we can within the context of our modern lives. Some of us have heard the call, and are actively sprinting in the other direction, too terrified to answer. And many more are not listening. Not answering. Not today. And definitely not tomorrow...

And yet the world needs enough of us to be fully awake, aware and willing to bring all of the intelligence, creativity, inspired ideas, wisdom, resourcefulness and courage within us to create the best possible future for the next generations and for our planet. 

How much pleasure do you allow in?

How much pleasure do you allow in?

Pleasure seems to be the theme of this month. As I've been exploring its many faces, it's become clear just how integral pleasure is to how we feel about ourselves as women inside and out.

So what do I mean by pleasure?

Pleasure is the capacity to feel and experience joy, warmth and love; to see and be moved by beauty of all kinds, to feel passion and desire, to be lit up by creativity, to be shaken loose by inspiration, and to feel the deep nourishing connection of others.

Pleasure is all about allowing, receiving, opening and feeling with every sense of your body. 

Release the pressure

Release the pressure

So much pressure to fulfill
expectations held inside
Internalised voices luring you
with their disbelief and judgment
Weakening your resolve to trust
in your emerging true self

Voices laced with shame
Fear of not being enough.
For not doing what society expects
For not fitting into the norm
For letting go of false identities
that can never be replaced.

Is the grass really greener?

Is the grass really greener?

Perception is everything isn’t it? How often do we assume the grass is greener for other people without having a clue what their lives are really like? And how they feel within them?

We imagine we'd be happier with a different job, if our kids were better behaved, if our family had less issues, if our partner watched less TV, if we had a nicer house, went on more holidays, had more money, more time, less wrinkles, less dimples ....

But would we be happier, more content, or would we create the same kind of situation in a different setting? 

Is your good girl in charge?

Is your good girl in charge?

Is the good girl in you running your life? Have you spent years being well-behaved, polished and compliant and now you're wondering - what for? What's the point of all this pretending?

I'd like to share with you a story. I once knew a young woman who tried hard to please everyone and do the right thing. She wanted to fit in and belong and was motivated by a deep need to be liked and to avoid conflict at all costs. She was exceptionally good at reading people, giving them what they needed and telling them what they wanted to hear. 

Dealing with fear in the world

Dealing with fear in the world

This year has had its fair share of traumatic events globally and there's a lot of uneasiness in the air. Spend a few minutes on social media or watching the news, you may come away with a sense of heaviness and fear. All of us are feeling it, because on an energetic level, we're all connected and because we care.

So how do we stay connected to ourselves and our lives when our environment is filled with fear, instability and uncertainty? 

The courage to make a big change

The courage to make a big change

I overheard a snippet of a conversation this morning between two women in their 60s. One of them, speaking of a big change she wants to make after 20 years in the same role, said she’s worried she will let other people down if she goes ahead. 

Something about this woman contemplating a big change in her 60s inspired me to hit the keyboard. 

How often do we feel compelled to keep things the same, so we don’t rock the boat for others?  

Don't let fear rule: how to stay true to your path

Don't let fear rule: how to stay true to your path

Over the past month I've been hit with two consecutive flus which fogged up my mind, cut off my inspiration and forced me to rest and recover. And whilst I was sick some pretty strong fears and doubts crept in - you know the ones that cause you to question your choices, your path, the whole way you've set up your life?

That's why I'm writing another post on fear, because it's so sneaky and pervasive in trying to stop you from showing up in your life that this topic is well worth another visit.

Your intuitive body

Your intuitive body

Over the years as I've studied and developed my own intuition, I've come to deeply respect the insanely intelligent and subtle wisdom of the body. Intuition is a special kind of listening, where you learn to trust and decipher the inner cues of your body and use that knowledge to take action in your life. 

Your body senses and collects subtle information from your relationships and inner and outer environment constantly, without any conscious effort on your part. When you’re distracted, and entranced by the outside world, when your face and fingers are glued to your devices and your head is spinning up in the same old story about your limitations, your body is listening for what in your life will bring you into closer alignment with who you are and what you need.