October 5th, 2011
I have been musing today on how we can be so attached to often quite inconsequential ups and downs, especially when we are feeling a little vulnerable. And, let us be honest, even if they are incredibly impacting, dwelling on them and allowing them to take us for a ride is not usually very helpful at all.
Usually I can take a bit of emotional rough and tumble fairly well these days. I can see it for what it is, a momentary ruffling of the waves of the mind, but diving down deep it is still the same calm, still space.
But sometimes, on days that I am a little more agitated or the waves are in a little bit of a sensitive area, it is a little less easy. Those days really suck!
Years ago I had a solid daily meditation practice. It help a lot with having two wild boys and a business to run at home. something happened though and it fell through the cracks. I decided to become more mindful each day. Live my practice instead of keeping it in one place.
That was great, and I had lots of other tools with Brain Gym and kinesiology… but I think I really need both to stay sane these days! So I am working on creating a new daily practice. Every morning.
I reckon recreating a practice is more difficult than creating one in the first place. But I know the rewards so I will do my best to stick to it.
By Christmas it should be a regular feature in my life once again, and I will be doing a bit more duck diving those big waves! I hope.
Here’s to duck diving the emotional sea!
May 13th, 2011
Wow, I feel so privileged to work with my clients…..
Just received by text form a gorgeous new client …. “my chest felt as wide and open as the sky after seeing u. Thanks….
And yesterday I heard that after our business mentoring session a client who had been a little empty for bookings (like almost nothing) had 11 (!!!!) calls right after leaving. We knew we cleared some big blocks as well as working on her business but how cool is that!
I do love my work!
Happy Friday the 13th, it was the day my parents met so lucky for all my clan!
Have fun, Gay
February 1st, 2011
Nearly time to start celbrations for Chinese New Year! The Year of the Metal Rabbit begins on the 3rd. This next year will (hopefully!) be a bit slower than the Tiger we have been riding this last 12 months!
Have a look at http://www.ourbrisbane.com/whats-on/chinese-new-year-feature?ref=sem&cid=CNY2011 for cool things to do in the coming week.
PS – A client this morning reminded me about the Feng Shui for the New Year – Chinese businesses always make sure they have sorted out everything and paid everyone for luck in the coming year. How you start the year is how you continue it.
June 6, 2010
I have been feeling impatient lately. I am in a time of perturbation (love that work for agitation!) in my work…. I am in the process of making changes and growing – like us all and, to be honest, I am now finding the waiting and patience bit required to allow the process of transformation really hard!
Yesterday I started thinking about snow. Partly as a grateful Queenslander that our sunny winter days rarely fall below the mid 20′s but also as an ex-Canuk remembering many types of snow. For example there is the crazy blizzard that you can’t go out in without a danger of dying, there is the slushy yucky stuff that just drags you down and there is the beautiful soft silent flakes that drift down.
Seems to me that being in a time of ideas is a little like being in a snowfall. And right now I am in the big soft quiet fall of snow, one that drifts down quietly. Beautiful to watch and even to be in but frustrating if you are trying to make a snowman! Get in too early in a fall of snow like that and you end up with a yucky muddy snowman. Wait and you can create one that lasts long into the spring melt.
So I need to just sit and allow those flakes to fall until they are deep enough to make my snowman. Holding that picture helps me to feel less frustrated and controlling and more quiet and open to change as it presents itself.
Enjoy your snowfalls!
March 22nd, 2010
I went to a brilliant esoteric astrologer the other day – William Meader – and he commented that my chart indicated a characteristic of solid persistence that was very significant and well aspected (a good thing). I responded that my partner considers that both my greatest strength and my biggest weakness.
That comment had me pondering about the fact that we all have at least one talent or attribute that is also our Achilles heel…. The kryptonite to our Superpower unless we really know ourself and our strengths and weaknesses and direct them positively in our life.
My persistence is generally useful, occasionally I can be a bit obsessive but I do my best to direct it in useful ways. On the whole, I enjoy it. I might prefer to be faster than a speeding train (at least on those mornings I wake a little late) but you get that!
So my question is what is your superpower; and how well do you manage it?
March 15th, 2010
New moon tomorrow – make your wish!
I just randomly put in ‘change’ into a keyword search and came up with “change your brain, change your body”…. and you know isn’t that statement so true? Whether it is health or fitness or appearance, a good outcome all depend upon a good mental perspective!
So, if you aren’t sure what to wish for maybe that little statement will inspire you?
That’s all for now,
March 6, 2009
The last month or so I was fairly stressed by technology challenges – emails going astray (without notification), internet connection difficulties, phone line inexplicably being diverted to my new assistant Korryn (at least she had a chance to meet more of my clients!) and lots of hanging on the end of the line with help desks.
I confess I was quite irritated. When it came time to write my monthly ezine I wondered about what to write about. As I thought about the concept of how our mind leads us to joy or misery I realised how negative my thoughts were towards technology – and how much grief that was causing me! So I am practicing my new belief about technology (which has a very reduced expectation at the end of it!).
Writing each month is great – it challenges me to live my truth! Love it.
Thats my thought for now.
February 6th, 2010
I have a confession to make, I haven’t been following what I know. It is so irritating when you get that – ‘yup, i shoulda…’ feeling!
The dreaded black hole of time sucked me in. You know the one, way to much to do, technology issues to deal with and just STUFF!
In the end with my unexpected but wonderful move to my own premises last year and all that entailed I have not been following my own marketing advice. Outcome? An unreliable number of people for my next Marketing with Heart workshop =(
Oh well, just another example to me of how powerful – and essential – the program is!
Last session I discussed this with my current group and committed to take myself through the program again. I do it most years and often double whatever area I focus on ….. so I am excited to start! Without it I could not do the work I love with my clients!
Don’t dja love those reminders from the Team?
January 21, 2010
I was reminded today that over 90% of people never write down their goals. 90%! I was shocked… then I remembered that only too recently I was one of those people.
Why not? I guess partly because I wasn’t sure what I wanted, partly because I doubted I could get it even if I was sure and partly because I thought it a waste of time…
….and now several years into regularly writing, reviewing and achieving my goals (or something better) I think of all that energy I wasted!
Now it is true that sometimes I haven’t gotten what I wanted. Sometimes I did but didn’t quite get the results I expected and instead went down a major learning path filled with challenges. Whichever way it has gone looking back it has been soooo worth it!
and each time I write my goals down I get better at it, more clear about what I want and more in tune with my highest expression.
then I thought of a young friend of mine who is having a bit of a tough life at present. He wrote down a few big wishes, just roughly, and stuck them on the wall. You know he made all of them. And some of them seemed absolutely impossible. Just imagine if he dared himself to dream really big about his whole life, perhaps his tough time would pass just a little more quickly.
I think this months ezine will be on goals and goal setting. It will be out end of the month.
Have a great January!