Looking Back. The Highlight Reel.
The sky is bluer than ever, and the morning breeze is cooling down, which I love. It’s going to be a little surreal to spend a winter by the beach, rather than in the mountains, but it’s a surreal I know I’ll fully embrace. I’m imagining slightly frosty morning runs and warming evening yoga classes. Broths instead of salads, and chakra hot tea in the place of green juice.
And even though these new cool moments are few and far between, I’m already sporting my beanie in the mornings; I’ll take any excuse to feel snuggly, particularly since I spend so much time on my own.
Mother Ocean, there’s something about you.
The romance between me, the sea and the rising sun continues. Saying that I start each and every day on an 11 is an understatement, but how can I not, when I stumble across the road at 5am every morning in preparation for this…
I hope you can feel my smile from here, because fuck, it feels really good to be taking photos again! God, I have missed it. So much. So terribly much. How grateful I am that it requires very little effort to muster the inspiration to get snap-happy around these parts. Here’s a little more of Burleigh for you to feast your senses (and your soul) on…
I feel compelled to let you all know that this is the first time in my life, where I feel as though I have nowhere to be, and nothing to do. Glen and I were chatting about this on the phone this afternoon; our whole relationship- up until this point- has been filled with conversations about where we’re off to next, what we need to tick off the list, what we need to acquire… Next, next, next. We’ve just got to hang in there a little longer, and then things will be different…
It’s not like that anymore. I have nowhere to be right now other than sitting at this park bench by the beach, writing you these words. There is nothing else. Yes, there’s plenty in life to look forward to, but I’m not looking anymore; I am here, and that’s enough.
It’s no coincidence then that a huge theme in my coaching relationships at the moment is presence. It’s what I’m preaching to my clients, and it’s what my mentor is preaching to me. It’s like the pulse that governs everything. It’s like the axis that life spins on. If I could wrap you up in my arms right now and offer you one sweet little sentence, it would be this.
Stop searching, trying and striving; you really do have everything you need.
Other than swooning obsessively over Mother Nature, it was a week ripe with girl power, inspired learning and organic movement.
On Tuesday, I met with a beautiful young woman named Penny. Penny emailed me months ago, tempting me with the promise of free green juice in return for my company! How could I say no?! And what an angel; she was literally glowing from the inside out, and I left the cafe after our two hour catch up thinking ‘Wow world, watch out.’
Round two, and it’s better than ever- and so much bloody easier when you actually have a business to build upon! After week one of B-School, I’ve learnt so much about myself, Such Different Skies, and mostly, about my message. I feel like this space is going to receive a shake up soon; though I’m not too sure what it looks like just yet. It’s almost like Such Different Skies wants to come out of its shell a bit more. It wants to get a little naughty and debaucherous, which makes me think, yeah okay, screw it, why not?
My energy’s been to-ing and fro-ing as I continue to do some serious second chakra healing with this Goddess. And while motivation ebbs and flows, it still more than important for me to move. Enter- Pilates. I’m head over heals for Pilates. Never thought I would be. It always seemed a little ‘girly’ to me. In fact, there’s no doubt in my mind that I’ve referred to it as ‘a bit pussy’ in the past. Foul-mouthed little monster that I am. But as a womanly force rises up and demands me to unfold an embrace more ‘girly-ness’, I find myself willingly cooperating. And boy oh boy, it’s worth it.
I feel stronger and more lengthened. I love the sweat that comes with Pilates; it’s natural. It’s not forced and brutal and gut-wrenching. It’s more… breath-governed, or something. Anyway, two thumbs up.
And in other news.
Giant rose quarts and calcite. Acai bowls (and a return to a more holistic vibe here on the blog. Hello recipes). Raw cheesecake solo study dates in Broadbeach. Collaborating- always gorgeous. And sinking my teeth into some friggen wonderful conversations with my clients.
How I Celebrated Self-Centred Sundays This Week.
What a gorgeous Sunday it was.
Morning Sunrise. Lavender bath with chakra stones. Acai Bowl.
Then I packed a small bag, bought four bunches of flowers for some very special ladies (I’ve instigated a little experiment named Project: Generosity – which is a perfect compliment to Self-Centred Sundays. Stay tuned.) and hit the road for a beautiful, bustling day in Brisbane.
First on the cards was a gorgeous catch up with my dad and grandparents.
Next, I spent the afternoon with 50+ B-School babes from South East Queensland. Raw vegan snackies, new friendships, palpable enthusiasm for life. I love women!
And lastly, as a perfect way to round out the day, Susana and I held a beautiful Night of Stillness. And I mean it; it really was beautiful. I asked the girls to describe ANOS in three words, and the most common responses were:
and my favourite;
Join us next time will you? And if you live interstate and your fizzing for some ANOS action, join our Facey group and let us know about it!
Self-Centred Sundays is catching on!
Thank you to those who are participating in SCS on instagram. Keep the hashtags coming peeps (#selfcentredsundays). I’ll see you this weekend for another round of love and care.
This week beckons : In keeping with my theme of PRESENCE, I’m going to say that I have no bloody clue what’ll happen this week. Apart from love. Lots and lots of love. Glen gets home on Tuesday, and I’m smiling just thinking about it.
I want to feel : Centred + Fulfilled. Just like I do right now.
I’m going to say no to: Little baby fears that are creeping up regarding a big project of mine. Breathe. Stay present.
And yes to: Help. More assistance is jumping on board the Such Different Skies train and I couldn’t be more grateful to create a TEAM around my vision.
Today, what I specifically want to hear from you is this: what are you ready to do / implement / have in order to experience soul-self-centredness? What are you ready for?
Love to you, always.