The language of the heart is simple…

I don’t know about you, the reader, but one gripe that I have with the ‘spiritual’ community is the use of highfalutin lingo, fancy words, posh vocabulary and frankly sometimes, boring overuse of pretentious exclusionary writing (there I did it all in one sentence!).

If you, like me, work with people, and have a heart-felt draw and ass kicked soul to be the healer, carer, supporter and leader for others, if you were gifted a good education; don’t forget who you are trying to reach: E V E R Y O N E.

Keep it simple, speak the language of the soul in simple terms, your presence and intention is truly what makes the difference. Reach everyone, the young, the old, the wealthy and the less fortunate. Soul journey knows no educational or financial boundaries.

Keep it so.

Remember, our desire to be elitist and special, is the ego a knocking to give us some more lessons. This path is full of curious and wondrous lessons; make yours reach many. If your eyes are open, you will see those that your reach must touch. How? Simply as a function of your turning up and living life. And having your eyes and heart open during the simplest of daily tasks; in the shops, on the streets, waiting at the school gates, in the coffee shop, at the checkout. GET IT?

Lead from heart, act in inspiration. Make the ordinary touch people with extraordinary.

 

Smile

Love,
Andrea

 

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Our special Blaze

For those of you interested in following the story of Blaze our rescue beagle here she is.

She LOVES bird feeding time; this is about the happiest that you will ever see her.
I still cannot get close enough to put a lead on her without significant trauma to her (so she has only seen our home and garden for the past months) but we are working on her getting used to what my hand moving near her with a lead is like.

She will however take peanuts from my hand, and she follows me around like a body guard but will still jump a mile at a sudden movement, and has days when I cannot get this close or get her in to feed her.

Some days blaze is frightened of a shadow and others she surprises me like on Sunday when she sat 1 foot from my feet while i was meditating!

She is a precious dog and the Dogs Trust have taken a very active role in supporting us as well as interest in her progress. She was apparently their worst case from the lab; most other beagles integrated faster. Blaze must have seen things that impacted her more seriously in her 5 years there.

we are so happy she is with us now  I was sending this up to the dogs trust and thought that i would share.

Love,
Andrea

 

Anger doesn’t belong in your body…

Anger, don’t chuck at it at others and don’t accept it from others; and if it hits you take a moment to regroup and refocus and let it all go. There is no need for an angry person to ruin your day.

And if you are the angry person 😛😈 don’t skip around it and avoid it… figure it out, process the emotions, allow the feels to express the story of what you are holding within, thrash it about to get to its roots, do something to feel better and move on. Don’t lash it out at those you love.

(or if you are the angry driver that drove after me for no reason whatsoever yesterday to yell profanities out the window at the roundabout… good for you… I was laughing at your insanity and desire to ruin my day. It’s ok, maybe you had a bad day; and I can be compassionate about this; but I will not allow you to transfer it to me).

Love,
Andrea

 

Show up being you….

Being a spiritual or as I’d rather say kind, good, and aware person is not about how well you yoga pose or detox or the island retreat week; it’s about how we turn up in every single minute of the day.

It’s about who we are at work, in sport, in the community, in our travels, at home and in our inner moments of thought.

It’s not easy, there is no getting it perfect, we all mess up, but the intention to be kind, good and awake to our surrounding worlds makes us more compassionate people, prepared to go out and give life a shot and lead by example.

Focus, intention and the ability to detach from the nonsense around us while being aware and able to see past dramas are crucial skills that we can hone in many ways from our sports to.our personal and professional lives.

Show up being you…that’s a good start.

My dogs, they teach me a lot about patience!

 

Heal the relationship with yourself first…

You don’t find self-worth changing your body.

But change your self-worth and you can change your body…into something healthy, vibrant, strong and ‘happy feeling’.

Why? Because suddenly your body and health matters deeply to you; a sacred relationship and journey for a lifetime…

One of the places I reconnect to me, soul, mother nature.

Celebrate the relationships that truly count

People often least appreciate those that teach them the most in life – family. Too often we put the wrong people on pedestals, the outsiders that really haven’t been there for us. We scramble to other people for healing when in truth the answers are always within, nudged to the fore by family and loved ones.

And when i say family count, I don’t mean for the family stuff, no I mean the deep spiritual lessons, the profound journey.

Be grateful for every single lesson because it defines you. Whether it’s struggles or triumphs our family forms us and if we do the inner work; grows us and expands us. These experiences softens our hearts to the human journey.

Value the time of your family and immediate circle.

And more then ever respect what they give in service. Honour this…be it in time returned, gifts repaid or in payment. It’s a circle of energy that deserves respect.

Love,
Andrea

5 key self-care steps to health and healing

Hello all,
Here is a short video that I have put together detailing some of what I believe are important steps to self-care; they are crucial for my own well being and for me to continue my work caring for people in my own full health.

In order to be there for others, we must be there for ourselves and to do this we must set time aside to re-balance our energy, re-ground our energy and gift ourselves breathing time to remember what matters most and to keep perspective (and sometimes sanity!).

To give to others, we must first give to self….
To give to others with no expectation, we must come from a place of peace, calm and well-being.

Love,
Andrea

This is my play-ground for recharging.

PS. If you know of anyone suffering from stress and overwhelm please do share this and furthermore, if you have any tips please do share in the comments.

 

“As I began to love myself I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth. Today, I know, this is “AUTHENTICITY”.

As I began to love myself I understood how much it can offend somebody if I try to force my desires on this person, even though I knew the time was not right and the person was not ready for it, and even though this person was me. Today I call it “RESPECT”.

As I began to love myself I stopped craving for a different life, and I could see that everything that surrounded me was inviting me to grow. Today I call it “MATURITY”.

As I began to love myself I understood that at any circumstance, I am in the right place at the right time, and everything happens at the exactly right moment. So I could be calm. Today I call it “SELF-CONFIDENCE”.

As I began to love myself I quit stealing my own time, and I stopped designing huge projects for the future. Today, I only do what brings me joy and happiness, things I love to do and that make my heart cheer, and I do them in my own way and in my own rhythm. Today I call it “SIMPLICITY”.

As I began to love myself I freed myself of anything that is no good for my health – food, people, things, situations, and everything that drew me down and away from myself. At first I called this attitude a healthy egoism. Today I know it is “LOVE OF ONESELF”.

As I began to love myself I quit trying to always be right, and ever since I was wrong less of the time. Today I discovered that is “MODESTY”.

As I began to love myself I refused to go on living in the past and worrying about the future. Now, I only live for the moment, where everything is happening. Today I live each day, day by day, and I call it “FULFILLMENT”.

As I began to love myself I recognized that my mind can disturb me and it can make me sick. But as I connected it to my heart, my mind became a valuable ally. Today I call this connection “WISDOM OF THE HEART”.

We no longer need to fear arguments, confrontations or any kind of problems with ourselves or others. Even stars collide, and out of their crashing new worlds are born. Today I know “THAT IS LIFE”!”
― Charlie Chaplin

 

 

 

 

Balance, boundaries and emotional sanity

Do not do what doesn’t sit right with your personal and financial boundaries this Christmas – people are losing all form of balance and perspective and putting themselves under immense pressure.

This comes at a cost to our emotional wellbeing and to our relationships.

Love, connection, time resting and spent making happy memories…. that is what it is all about.

Spend a moment and look at how you shining a positive message can make a difference for others. Give something from your heart this festive season.