Can you believe how quickly time flies, its actually rather scary!
A couple of Interesting facts:
The next new moon is on Wednesday 9th March and there is also a total solar eclipse on this day.
The new moon represents new beginnings and the solar eclipse also heralds the end of the old and start of the new.
(Very appropriate for my dad who starts his world cruise on this day!)
Bon Voyage DAD
The Equinox is on 20th March and this is always a special time to bring forward the new as it means the end of one cycle and the beginning of the next one. Then the first of six super moons in 2016 will be on 23rd March, with a partial lunar eclipse.
I was rather blessed recently to have the oppurtunity to travel to the beautiful island of Phuket in Thailand.
What struck me most, other than the natural inherent beauty was the friendliness of the people and the tranquility of the island itself.
Despite the devastation that it underwent in the 2004 tsunami, this tiny island has rebuilt itself out of the devastation.
This got me to thinking ~ If an Island and all its people can rise up out of the ashes like the proverbial phoenix then so too can we.
1 ~ The Wake!
When you are travelling by boat or by ship the water that comes out behind you, which is normally rather choppy and creates waves is called the wake of the boat.
In our lives the experiences that we have been through, as well as the lessons and the hardships that we have experienced are similar to the wake.
They are there and always will be!
What we have been through does not determine who we are or where we are going, the same way that the wake of the boat does not determine its destination
And whether the water left behind is a dirty cloudy wake or a fluffy white wake, that boat still heads off into the sunset and a new tomorrow.
In the same token
Your past does not define you and new beginnings are always around the corner if you want them to be.
2 ~ Music of the Soles!
Walk barefoot as much as possible.....huh?
Walking barefoot connects us to the earth helping us to
ground down through the feet and get out of our head.
us to focus on the ground ahead of us in case we trip which stops the mind from creating havoc, conjuring up future scenarios, based upon passed experiences that have yet to occur within your life.
Which in turn will then mess with your emotions.
Best of all, as you roll through the foot putting weight from your heel all the way up to the tips of your toes, you are massaging all the tiny little accupressure points and releasing stored tension within your body.
3 ~ Life purpose
Each and every single living being has a life purpose.
Be that life short or be that life long we all have a purpose and we live it every day without realising it.
I am frequently asked "What is my purpose?"
The truth is that no one but YOU
will know what the finer details of the purpose was,
Not until you arrive at the great white pearly gates, perhaps not even then.
The point that I am getting at
is that we are all here for something and for some that may be to
something large eg: to write a book,
for others it may be smaller eg: To possibly be the greatest friend ever,
To be the most loving mother, wife etc...
We tend to think that our purpose is this gigantic grand statement
that should come to us
but I believe in my experience
that we all take a small step every day in living our purpose......smiling at the grocery shop attendant, being polite when driving etc...
It all makes a difference.
4 ~ Self Love
Self love is such a Blasé topic that is touted around in the self help circles but nobody actually explains why it is so important.
So I am going to attempt to put that into context for you today.
When we are constantly critical and judgemental
towards ourselves we are actually asking (on an energetic level)
for the people and the energy around us to reciprocate and treat us with judgement and criticism.
Self-love is a not a destination; it’s a practice.
It is like brushing your teeth.
Self-love is a foundation on which we build a happy life.
Without self-love, we have nowhere to put the love or abundance that comes to us.
Below are a few examples on how we can start to practise self love:
* Giving our body the nurturing, rest, exercise, and comfort it needs to the best of our ability.
* Accepting ourselves with the good, the bad, the ugly, the sexy, and the smelly—all of it—and appreciating ourselves for who we are.
* Not rehashing our past mistakes and dragging ourselves back
to a dark place, undertanding that we can only learn from the past, we can’t change it.
* Following what our gut/intuition says instead of living out of our brain and ego.
* Allowing ourselves to dream big, without contaminating these dreams with judgments, or perceived limitations.
* Not labeling ourselves with others’ opinions of us,
while having the courage to look inside to see if there might be some truth to them.
* Allowing ourselves to make mistakes and not berating ourselves for making them. Instead, choosing to appreciate our desire to learn and grow.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read my newsletter and remember that I love to get feedback as well as ideas on what insights you would like to hear from me. So please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org