The Importance Of Space

Space. Space can be found in your home, in nature and believe it or not you can even find it in a crowded room. As it is possible to create space from within. Space is so important as we are allowing our soul some room within us, to speak up, to guide and to help us find our true purpose. Our soul is our inner guide, which has so much cultivated wisdom that if only we could create the space to listen to its whispers, we wouldn’t need to seek as much external guidance. Because our soul knows. It knows when we haven’t got a clue! You just need to create that little bit of space.

Photo by eberhard grossgasteiger

So… how do we create space?

Sit In Silence

Calm your mind, centre yourself and then ask yourself a question. Sit or lay down in silence for however long you feel you need to and quietly wait for the answers to come flooding in!

Meditate

Create space for your ego self to become less prominent, allowing your soul and your body to begin to have a voice too! You are not your body or your mind. You are experiencing both, so you get to choose which you want to influence your experience most!

Listen To Your Body

Usually, your body knows. Listen to how it feels. Feel your emotions. Allow them to speak to you through your intuition! Listen to that gut feeling, what is it trying to tell you? If it feels good, it is good.

Connect your Mind and Body through the powerful tool of Breath-work

Mind-Body Connection

Journal

Sometimes the best way to allow room for your soul to speak to you is to journal. And as the words flow through from your heart to your hand, from your hand through the pen and onto paper, you will find all that you need and all that you are looking for in terms of guidance and letting go in what you have put down on paper. It may not all make sense at the time, but it will eventually. Trust it, switch your mind off and just write anything and everything. Let your body guide your fingers as it knows, even when you think you do not.

Space To Follow Our Intuition

What feels good? And then go and do it. Whether it’s cooking, reading, dancing, reaching out to someone, laughing, working or even writing. Let your intuition guide you. When you don’t know what to do next… sit in silence and ask yourself the question of “What should I do now that is in my best interest?” and soon enough, you will have your answer. Search for it in you feelings, something that makes you feel excited, happy, filled with joy and love. And then go and do that thing!!! Do it with all your might. Focus on just doing that one thing and you will feel on top of the world. When you start to do more and more things for yourself, things that make you feel good, you start to receive more of it. 

Space doesn’t just have to come from within. It could also be someplace where you feel at ease, calm and peaceful. A space where you can breathe and let loose, be your true and authentic self. A calm and soothing space. It could be under you favourite tree, a spot on the beach, your room, or your office! Wherever it may be. And if you don’t have a space yet… have a think about it! Get creative. What is your ideal space? One which is going to make you feel super good. And then get right on it!

I look forward to hearing how you create space for yourself!

All my love and warmth ❤

Riding The Waves

Nolan Omura

Some say that venturing under the ocean is like entering an entirely new world. The beauty and magic that lies along the sea bed is quite and truly spectacular, yet so vast and unknown. What I would like to shed some light on in this little ramble is what is experienced on the surface of the ocean. The waves that flow ever so marvellously. The push and pull. Much like the waves that experience magnificent highs and lows, we do too.

As we float on the surface of the ocean, we begin to really embody the essence of flow. As the waves move upward, so do we. And as they ripple on down, we move with them. The challenge often occurs when we resist such sensation. The highs and the lows will most definitely come and go. That is what it is to be a wave, and that is what it is to be human. Dare I say… being a human and living a life on earth is an entirely courageous act. And we should be ever so gentle with ourselves for it. Because however fantastical it may be to experience the emotional highs, courageously welcoming in the lows are what make us so beautifully balanced and brave. For we are not afraid to feel discomfort. We are not afraid of hardship. We stand tall and flow with the waves. And that is when we truly learn what it is like to ride the waves. To live life as an exciting adventure. One so very enchanting.

A very important lesson that I recently had the opportunity to learn was that no matter how far behind we may think we have stumbled, we are still on the path moving forward. I have been very mislead by the phrase “one step forward, two steps back” over the years. I now realise that we are never going backwards. Always moving forwards. We may feel at times, as though we are moving backwards due to the low we are experiencing, or the feeling of “I’m back to square one”. But if it were not for the low, we would not have that extra boost to really bounce back and experience an even greater high. And that is the essence of growth. To expand. To become aware that no matter what you may feel or experience, you are ever moving beautifully forward. It may not be a straight line forward, there may be countless detours along the way, but even the detours are pushing us forward along a beautiful path of growth!

Breathing, just like waves is an ever expanding and contracting, a rising and falling. You get shallow breathing, and deep breathing, just as you do in the waters. And as you get choppy waters and calm/still waters, you get shortness of breathe as compared to still and relaxed breathing. Breathing is a magical practice, one that comes so easily to us, yet it is often taken for granted. Allowing our awareness to focus on the feeling of drawing breath in and out of our bodies. How it fills us up, and really keeps us alive! We could all be grateful that we have the ability to breathe, we can live without a lot of things… but could we live without our breathe? For if it were not for our breathe, we would not be roaming this earth. So let’s take a moment to really appreciate our breathe. Take notice of it, be mindful of it and start to expand our awareness on our breathe, the way we breathe through life’s up’s and down’s. How mastering our breathing can change the way we live our lives!

So let’s enjoy riding life’s many beautiful waves and really take a moment to notice the beauty of it all! Warm wishes always 🙂