You must back yourself

Don’t be complacent in the pursuit of your goals and dreams just because at times it may be inconvenient,
or feel uncomfortable.

The path is not always clear,
not everyone will be in agreement with your beliefs,
sometimes you will feel uncertain about the next steps.

But if the desire is in your heart,
and a sense of purpose infuses your whole being,
then DON’T GIVE UP,
keep moving forwards………

PERSIST

Love,
Andrea

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Spring Winds

The Spring winds announces themselves
with whispers, groans, and creaks through the tall trees.
Shaking out the last dead leaves of Winter;
making way for rebirth.

Stand outside a moment, in the dark night.
The wind is calling.
Ushering urgent messages into your core,
as quickly as she blasts winter cobwebs away.

Allow yourself to be shaken out,
for the roots always hold firm in the spring.
Allow her bitter cold gusts pierce the very core of your heart,
like jump leads – a call to action.

Spring is here she bellows across the fields.
Her force sees no obstacle too great,
as she urges waves to rise high and topple,
A great power carrying endless potential.

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The wind announces her formless self through every thing of form.
Her invisible path leaves a trail of dancing trees.
She is birthed from difference, yet she sees none.
Stand outside in the wind she calls…..

“Stand outside in the wind,
I bring the message of hope.
I carry the promise of sunbeams and longer days,
And I whisper in your ear come out and play“.

“Winter is done.”

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Love,
Andrea

Spring

In the midst of bleak grey stormy skies new life announces itself.

Beautiful, inspiring; the perpetual cycle of life.

Life returns to the landscape, the light returns to the skies, the birdsong is vibrant as the new day starts and with it the Irish wake from their hibernation and the weary dredge through winter.

Spring infuses even the heaviest heart if you open your eyes to the rebirth everywhere.

This article by Adam Winson brought my attention to the writings of George Orwell: Spring is here, and they can’t stop you enjoying it

“Spring is here, even in London, and they can’t stop you enjoying it. This is a satisfying reflection. How many a time have I stood watching the toads mating, or a pair of hares having a boxing match in the young corn, and thought of all the important persons who would stop me enjoying this if they could. But luckily they can’t. So long as you are not actually ill, hungry, frightened or immured in a prison or a holiday camp, Spring is still Spring. The atom bombs are piling up in the factories, the police are prowling through the cities, the lies are streaming from the loudspeakers, but the earth is still going round the sun, and neither the dictators nor the bureaucrats, deeply as they disapprove of the process, are able to prevent it.”  George Orwell 1946

Let the universe speak; let peace into your heart

The universe is always knocking on the door to your heart; she speaks with words that convey a hidden and symbolic message to only you. The universe speaks your language in nature, animals, birds and bees, the lyrics of music, signposts, numbers, through strangers and in our deepest dreams and intuitions.

There is always something more out there trying to reach you and in the busyness of life we often miss this.

YET, we pay for classes, read books, follow gurus, listen to videos and pay exorbitant amounts to others for what we already have within.

To find peace, you must let it in.
To have wisdom, you must first listen.
To know your answers, you must be still.
To grow you must simply be here in the now; aware and open to the universes lessons.

To find that place; you must simply open your senses.

The truth comes to those who seek, in the most beautiful, fantastical and amazing of ways. All you must do is allow……….
It’s not always quite that simple because we tend to give up a fight. Our minds don’t believe in simple.

I pondered many of these thoughts as I ran today. I ran up the steep hills from Kona seashore onto the highways. No people, just a hill in my face and my legs doing the work. This always takes me to the place of listening. When you are working up a hill your head shuts up rather promptly.

I noticed the breeze, the stillness, the morning sun above Hualalai as she broke through the clouds and with it brought her searing heat; I noticed the flowers, the birds, the trees and their massive Hawaiin leaves, the insects and all that spoke.

I thought about what peace means:

Peace.
In the letting go we expect peace to be where there is nothing; a place of calm empty still.

But peace is where there is everything. It is the space where we see and notice all things within and without.

It’s like life slows down into slow motion in this space and we notice our breath and being alive; the ground and our connection with it; the wind, flowers, trees, people and their presence; every detail of our surroundings and our fleeting thoughts.

In this space we see the symbolism and understand the meaning in everything; our present here and now.

Peace is where we are connected to all – it is not a place of nothing but a space of heightened awareness and everything……..

I found peace this morning on my run; and in my space the universe invited herself in with the biggest bumble bee I have ever seen and he just stayed a foot in front of my face for about ten minutes buzzing about trying to get my attention as I sat on the beach after my run. And soon after this a busy ant carrying the equivalent of a house or something large across the sands; it looked like hard work made appear effortlessly simple.

For many of you these symbols may seem mad; to me they speak volumes. You will know your symbols.

Open your eyes and allow the universe speak to your heart…

Much love,
Andrea

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Write the next chapter…

 

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Do you want your story to stop with the hardship and the excuses and the ‘poor me story’ or to move forward into the chapters detailing the triumph of taking action, the story of trying and then doing, achieving and then succeeding?

We all carry the potential for success, in every part of our lives: work, love, health, relationships, sport, finances, and our own silent personal journey.
Everyone of us has the potential for success….

Life at every corner will present you will opportunities to take a new direction and create something better or will show you the old direction that if you choose, will validate where you wish to stay stuck. For example a change in direction may provide you with the opportunity to eat better and start exercising OR to stay stuck in your illness telling everyone why you cannot eat better or start moving more.

Do you want to live a story explaining why you didn’t?
Or how you did?

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You have a choice every day to leave pain behind, to grow through hardship, to expand past negativity and to breathe through fears into a new way of living and being. One where fears no longer bully you into being less than you know deep down you can be.

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Breathe in the NOW and let go

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Hi Folks,

I wanted to reach out today and say hello with a short message from Hawaii. I sat on Honl’s beach off Ali’i drive this morning for as many hours as it took me to start to let go; and feel my way back into the subtle energies of the world. Here was my beautiful view, stunning eh?

I hope that in my words, there are a many loving nudges for you to accept into your heart space.

Breathe in the Now and let go.

 

We all control things in life. No matter how far we think we may have journeyed along the path; there is always some more letting go to be done. Maybe allow it to be a fascinating journey into yourself; one with many ah-ha and amusing moments, as well as tears of release mingled into wanting to fight or resist what is for us.

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Change is always for the better…..

What do you see when presented with change?

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Loss or opportunity?
Do you fear or flow?
Resist or surrender?
Freeze or play your cards?

Life isn’t supposed to stay the same.
The rivers of time alter their course often;
And the greater our ability to rise to the opportunities of change, then the richer our life experience becomes.

It is human nature to feel more comfortable in certainty.
But certainty will eventually feel boring, stuck, and lacking.
Deep down we crave growth, excitement, challenge and yes CHANGE.

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Let go and trust that there is a greater force filling your sails through these cross-winds of change.

Trust and it may just be the greatest adventure!

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When changes presents and it feels like a cloud of fear paralyzing your heart; take a moment to sit back, take some distance and a new perspective and find the silver lining.

Love,
Andrea

 

Feeling a lot – is worth it

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Some people feel more than others

…. and i can confirm that some days you just feel like you are going to implode, have an anxiety attack, and spin off the planet all at once.

But with feeling more; comes feeling more:

More joy,
more love,
more happiness,
more human kindness;
more subtleties in the day that make this world a truly wonderful and amazing place.

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A jog in a quiet lane becomes a living miracle as spring explodes,
a smile from your partner like a dart of profound love through your being,
your niece and nephew shouting your name like the best thing ever,

a new-born foal something to reduce you to happy tears,
a thank you from someone something truly profound

… and a hug all that it takes to help you get up and face another day.

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Yes it sucks to feel a lot; but it’s so worth it when you learn to see the beauty of all around you…

“A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive.

To him
a touch is a blow,
a sound is a noise,
a misfortune is a tragedy,
a joy is an ecstasy,
a friend is a lover,
a lover is a god,
and failure is death.
– Pearl Buck”

Please read this wonderful article: The wound of being “too much”

And if this strikes a bell my article on the “Navigating life as a highly sensitive person.

love Andrea

Have you considered adding sacred rituals to your daily life

Hi everyone,

I wanted to share this beautifully written article with you as it is well worth a read. Upliftconnect.com share many beautifully written pieces connecting us with cultures across the globe; I urge you to subscribe to their newsletters.

Our modern world has lost touch with many of the traditional ceremonies and rituals of our past. In Ireland we have almost closed the door on what was the old Ireland in quest of being “just like America”. Really? Do we want to lose all that is so very dear and precious about who we are and where we have travelled from? I say almost because there is a spark of hope and light as increasing numbers connect with the old ways and are coming together once more to learn and grow, share and connect.

Its time to build our tribes once more;
Time for us to reconnect in love and support.
Time for us to open our hearts and arms to one another in a sacred place of comfort, support, respect and compassion.
Time to rebuild communities…..
and put a stop to the disconnect and isolation felt by so many – disconnect that is costing lives.

What has been in recent times isn’t working so let’s make it right by building on the strengths of what was before while making it new…

It is now time to bring back who we are to the fore, restore the old ways and create more time and space in offering thanks and gratitude, connection with our fellow-men, women and children and to be mindful to support to those where we are in a position to give.

Please read the article and let me know your thoughts!

PS for those in the limerick/ Castleconnell/ Annacotty etc. area I am hoping to open my home in Annacotty starting in May to a regular meeting of like minds and to offer a support system to those interested. This is not about being high on the spiritual ladder, or anything with rules and regulations… it is about us meeting in togetherness and support; to share a cup of tea, warm hearts, kind words and provide in equal balance support and thanks. Who’s in? email me on andreacullenhealthsolutions@gmail.com

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