Follow the butterflies 🦋

Butterflies, you know the feeling… that fluttery buoyancy within your gut that makes your entire body sing to life! I think everyone has experienced butterflies within themselves at some point in life. The feeling as though your stomach is going to take off. How inspiring, how lovely, and how magical. Feeling butterflies is one of the joys and wanders in the lives we lead. So why not chase after the things that make us feel these butterflies. Find what ticks for us, what sparks us to life and just go after it. Dive right in and immerse yourself in what feels so incredibly good. Because that IS how you create a truly magical life. One filled with excitement, overwhelming joy, love, happiness and laughter. If that is not the dream, I don’t know what is!

So what gives you butterflies? Is it a job, a hobby, is it spending time with yourself, a martial art, meditation? The possibilities are endless. But the idea is to be so hopelessly in love with your life that feeling these butterflies becomes a very regular part of it. And I feel that it all begins with your perspective and attitude towards life. Adopt an attitude of gratitude, allow yourself to be free of judgment of yourself and others and then just live beautifully! Why not??? Just do it. It begins with an intention to do so and as you align your daily actions with this intention, a ripple effect starts and a whole wave of endless possibilities enter your life! How enchanting to live a life as such.

So be YOU. The you that feels good, the you that you are proud of and look up to. In this case, do first and think later, just go for it and see where it leads you. My guess is it leads to into the beauty of life. The side that you see when you lean into love and allow yourself to flow and grow. So follow those damn butterflies until they lead you somewhere super special!

The idea is not to follow a person who gives you butterflies, but follow the feeling. If and when those butterflies cease to exist you know your time with that activity/experience is up. And believe me that is not a bad thing!! It is just life. Not everything or everyone is meant to stay. We have to move on and find out what’s next. How exciting is that? And believe me when I say this, sometimes things don’t work out because there is an even greater opportunity out there for you that you are being guided to! How can you know what’s around the corner. You have to trust. Trust and let go. See where it takes you, Be patient and look forward to the beauty that awaits!

So spread your wings and take a leap of faith! Take ten leaps of faith! Fly around the world… live your dream, make things happen FOR you! If now isn’t the time then when will be? We have to live NOW otherwise we are not living are we? Fly to and from all the wonderful and amazing opportunities, experiences and relationships that are just waiting for you to grab a hold of! But it all starts within you. It starts with the simple action of actually following through with the desire to follow your gut, to let it guide you to greatness! And when you do this, when you exercise this courage and bravery, you are unstoppable. A force of nature, so beautiful and unique.

And as you go down this path, you uncover who you truly are. How the experiences of following the butterflies lead you to the truest version of you, the highest and best you can possibly be! That is simply the best reward there is, to know your true self and just be unapologetically and authentically YOU! To uncover parts of yourself that were hidden, parts of yourself that you never imagined of being within you! So just let it shine through!

I look forward to hearing about how each and everyone one of you follow your own butterflies!

Making Joy a Priority!


The power of feeling GOOD! It is such an amazing feeling. To feel energised, alive and in a sense of just being. So few of us actually allow ourselves this state of being because we are so focussed on things that don’t necessarily make us feel… well good! When you start to prioritise feeling good, feeling excited, feeling aligned and joyful, you start to attract things into your life that align with those feelings!!!

So the first step is NOT to find something to make you feel good externally, it is to find it within yourself and let go of all that surrounds you. Let it come and go…. and flow! You will start to notice that when you let go of the externalities of your life and focus on how you feel within, your external environment will start to flow so magically! Aligning with what you feel within. So start to cultivate joy, excitement, feeling good! And you will start to reap the rewards of these feelings. New opportunities will enter your life, new relationships, people, things! The possibilities are endless. So start now and welcome it all in with open arms! It is a fabulous experience, to commit to feeling joy, because that is essentially what you are asking for and what you WILL receive.

So… how do we cultivate joy? How do we prioritise joy? So that we can welcome in joyful circumstances into our lives? It is quite simple, but requires consistency. Start by meditating. Meditating is so wonderful, it helps you become aware of your inner world, how you are feeling, the causes behind those feelings and how to release what is not serving you! Gabrielle Bernstein’s meditation on cultivating joy is a definite must to listen to! I highly recommend it. What makes you feel joyful? Is it music, dancing, cooking? Spend time with people who make you FEEL good!

Feeling joy is great but you will also want to align your actions with this intention. Telling all, that this is how I want to feel, and this is what I am going to do about it. The rest I let go off… what I cannot control. And I ask that I receive a joy beyond my wildest of dreams! A joy that engulfs every cell in my body and energises me to no end! Let it go. Breath into the feeling and breathe it out, put it out there so that when it bounces back to you, it bounces back ten fold! Be patient, and be certain of your outcome. You are attracting joy, it will come! Have faith and believe that it’s on it’s way to you, for you. And so it is!

Holding onto the joy. Sometimes we feel joyful fleetingly. It comes and then goes. But how do we keep it with us? The key is to let it go. Put it out there. Breathe the joy in as you inhale and on your exhale let it go! Do not try to control the feeling and keep it with you because you will be contracting and limiting yourself, when our goal is expansion! In order to expand we must be alright with feeling the range of feelings that are out there. But our goal… is to make joy the most prominent. For us to come back to joy always. For joy to be the baseline of our emotions and feelings. So let it go, with the intention that it will come back to you ten fold and believe me it will!

Visualise a bright purple bubble of joy washing over you filling your cells up with a beautiful and buzzing feeling of excitement, happiness, feeling good, alignment and JOY! As you breathe in visualise the bright purple integrating with each and every part of your body, and as you exhale feel it washing over you, spreading through and through. Tap into that feeling, uplift yourself and bask in it. For joy is a wonderful feeling, one so powerful and beautiful that you just cannot not prioritise it in your life!

I look forward to hearing all about how you cultivate and prioritise joy in your beautiful lives! Love, warmth and happiness always 🙂



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 ❤

Happiness… and where to find it!

Have you ever longed to be overwhelmingly happy? To go to bed excited for tomorrow and to wake up with a goofy grin on your face? Well you have come to the right place! Happiness begins and ends in the present moment. The illusion that a lot of us carry along with us is thinking that it will be found by either recalling past memories of happy times or thinking it will be found in the future. For example, by achieving your dream job, or going on that holiday that you have been longing for. Don’t get me wrong, those things are great! And of course they will make you feel good! But we are talking about true and long lasting happiness here. A kind of happiness that stems from within, that seeps into our bones, awakens every cell in our bodies and really brings us to life! One that doesn’t rely on the influence of our external environment. Now that… you can only find when you are living in the present moment.

If we don’t nourish ourselves in the present moment, how are we expected to flourish in our future?

Have a think about it. Really take the time to tap into yourself in the here and now. Connect with yourself. How are you feeling? What do you feel you are lacking? What is your body craving for that your mind is too stubborn to give it? What are a few things that you could do to come back to yourself and really ground yourself in the now? What makes you come alive? What allows you space and room to breath fresh! What brings you joy? And what makes you laugh? Try and do more of these things and trust me you will not be waiting for your next holiday or your next promotion to be happy. For as long as we search for long term happiness externally, we will not find it. Going inwards is the path that leads to being truly happy. So please please please search your unique self!

The brilliant thing is, that no matter how far you stray, you can ALWAYS come back and start anew. Yes, it may take more of an effort depending how far you actually venture from your true self, but it all starts within you. It starts with an intention to really do better for yourself. It comes down to a simple choice. Do I want to be happy right now? Most of us say yes, but do we really mean it? We need to commit ourselves to being happy, commit ourselves to the present moment. Choose happiness again and again and then really embody the essence of it.

See it as a habit that you’re building for yourself. It definitely takes a conscious effort to make bad habits. It takes an equal amount of effort to create healthy habits. Why not make happiness a lifestyle? So what makes you happy? What makes you excited about today, tomorrow, a week, a month or a year from now?! How are you being called to be happy?

For me personally, happiness begins when I have the time to reconnect with myself. We I am in tune and aligned with all parts of my being. When I take the time to take care of myself and treat myself as I would treat a loved one. And when I feel it lacking, I will often ask myself… What could I do right now, in this very moment that is going to uplift me? I wait for the answer to come to me and then get right on it! I absolutely love to cook, I love to get creative and I love to listen to the kind of music that makes each and every cell in my body come alive! These are a few simple tasks that give me joy throughout my day! It doesn’t have to become a major thing. If you could only take a few minutes out of your day, doing something for yourself… just because!

However… no matter what we do, sometimes our mood can tend to dip and it takes ALOT of self discipline or self love to pick ourselves up and do something that we know will make us feel better. I find that when I’m feeling down or unmotivated, exercise can be a brilliant tool to get your juices flowing! And it’s not like you have to run a marathon (amazing if you can!), all you have to do is around 10 minutes. Something to get your blood pumping. So that you can release all that stagnant energy in your body and create room for high vibes and some much needed love!

Another obstacle that I often face is focus. I sometimes find it hard to focus on just one task at hand. The all too familiar negative or worrying thought cycles come to life and I am too enraptured in the events playing out in my mind to focus on what I am actually trying to do, which is essentially being happy! So once again… it come down to choice. We are choosing to focus our attention off the thoughts that are not serving our highest good.

Mindfulness is a tool that most of us overlook, but do not underestimate the power of being mindful. I tell you, it changed my life for the better! Small practices of mindfulness every day can enhance our quality of life. Being aware of our daily duties such as brushing our teeth or making our bed can create such an awakening within ourselves. Hear the sound of the sheets rustling, touch the soft fabric against your fingertips, smell the fresh linen wafting up your nose, look at your clean freshly made bed with satisfaction and determination… for it will be a great great day! And sense your mouth watering for the delicious breakfast that awaits your system!!

So you see, happiness can be cultivated through everyday tasks, it just has to start from within yourself. It really is quite simple if you are willing to try!

I look forward to hearing about all of your journeys to happiness!!