It’s been so long since I last blogged…life has been varied, busy and absolutely fulfilling. 2011 arrived with a definite bang!
So many natural disasters from around the world confronted us and touched our lives. Human generosity and a resilient loving spirit were called upon to look outside our daily life and recognise the contrast our earth was experiencing.
Daily gratitude became a ritual as we in Melbourne were so safe during these times of disaster. We were given the opportunity to see what was happening in our own lives and who we would be, in the face of terror.
We are now entering the 6th month of the year and personally it has been a year of letting go. Letting go in all aspects of my being, letting go of thoughts that no longer serve me, detoxifying my physical body, editing my wardrobe and letting go of fat cells (which is where toxins are stored), and emotionally letting go of regrets.
I became a ‘school mum’ this year, and witnessing my daughter’s first steps as an enthusiastic school girl, who is so eager to learn, was so touching. My baby has now become a little girl, school uniform, lunches, pick-ups and drop-offs have become part of my daily vocabulary. Entering a new community of amazing school mums and weekend birthday parties has been absolutely amazing.
For Mother’s Day this year the Preppies organised a Mother’s Day breakfast, and as I sat there and enjoyed my daughter sing and honour her mother – ‘me’, I felt like I had now landed in my mother’s shoes. I felt like I was taken back 29 years and could see me in my daughter. I used to do that for my own mother and it was so touching. I cried the whole morning, and a little that afternoon, rejoicing in the love cultivated by my precious daughter. I’m a woman with children who are old enough to sing to me now. Wow! Time is so precious. Breathe. Enjoy. Recognise these amazing moments, I told myself.
My birthday was in March and so I asked myself the question, “what is it that you would really love for your Birthday?”
“My pre baby body!” My heart and mind exclaimed.
Since birthing my second daughter, my body weight reset itself at about 5 kilos more than what is used to be. Body shapes are such a personal thing, I learnt to love my fuller figure but found myself purchasing an entire wardrobe a size smaller. So, I put myself and my reluctant husband on a detox. This meant no sugar, alcohol, dairy, flour or refined products. Everything I ate had to be cooked fresh and all the vegetables used had to be in season and preferably organic and locally sourced.
My husband and I started the detox in the second week of February. Many parties came and went and we were those people on a Detox! For my birthday, I was so happy that I was back to my original shape and size. I love the supplements that supported my body on so many levels including Max GXL, Max N-Fuze and the amazing product Body Balance. I thoroughly enjoyed the cleansing process even though I got a few headaches and sniffles as my body detoxified. My husband now thanks me as he is again wearing clothes he wore 10 years ago and everyone at work has noticed!
After I cleared out my baby bump wardrobe it was time to update my style. On my birthday I treated myself to a shopping spree, picking out items that would complement and balance my lifestyle and more importantly, let go of what was no longer serving me.
We are almost at the end of May and in 3 weeks time our family will be travelling to Europe to enjoy some sunshine, family and friends. I am sure we will have a great time as a family and I look forward to reconnecting with my husband and further bonding with our two daughters.
Over the last few months the Nature of Balance has been flourishing and we have had the pleasure of treating an incredible amount of the clients. It is an honour to be of service to our clients who are so committed to being all that they can be.
Earlier in the year we started a new workshop called “Create the Life you Love.” Through focus, attention and time, the participants of the group have had amazing breakthroughs. One participant wanted to go and live in New York and within 8 weeks she has sold her apartment, was offered a great job, got her green card and is now making her way New York!
We are already into the second course and the breakthroughs have been just as amazing and humbling to witness. These groups have encouraged me to continue my teaching and support. We have therefore scheduled a five day retreat in Bali starting January 8th 2012 and the spots are filling fast! We would love you to join us in what will be a fun and beautiful experience. Follow the links to our website or call the Nature of Balance for more details.
It is going to be an amazing year of letting go and allowing space for what our hearts yearn for. It has been an honour to write this blog and I look forward to sharing my thoughts with you on my trip to Europe! I believe that a girl can have many loves; family, life, NYC, Europe, travel and ultimately SELF LOVE!
As a parting thought, some predicted the world would end this May. The date came and went and we are all still here, however many among us live a life resigned to mediocrity. They have given up hope; they have stopped dreaming, stopped following their goals and pursuing their bliss. It is my profound belief that in all of us lays the possibility to live the life we want. We have within us what it takes to live the life we want and rejoice spiritedly in the wonder of the world we live in.
Is this not what we want for ourselves and for those we care about? I encourage you to stop, breathe, enjoy and live in gratitude. Let go of what no longer serves you and follow your bliss.
With all my heart
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