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having the most wonderful time with Woman Unleashed Retreat summer 2016, its been truly fabulous!! You could say that’s the reason I’m here! having had such wonderful feedback and requests I thought it was about time I did this! And so I am begining, putting it out there for those who want more, please bare with me over the next couple of weeks while I find my feet and the utmost gratitude to those who have offered me so much encouragement.
Today’s Nudge: Pick something from The Daily Post to blog about OR share a resource you really like with your readership.
Wowsers!!! I haven’t really looked in any great depth at https://dailypost.wordpress.com/ what a resource it is, I’m very glad to have been pointed in that direction by this challenge, there is so much material out there it is quite unbelievable, its actually quite overwhelming how vast the blogasphere is and its various components. I don’t quite feel ready to write reams myself but it is wonderful to know that, that is available, I will almost certainly make use of the prompt facility at times I’m sure.
Ive had another lovely session following Andrea Gomol’s lesson on Life book 2017, its so much fun combining the mermaid markers, ecoline watercolours and brusho’s and not something I would necessarily have thought to do so I’m very glad to have come across it ….
Today’s Nudge: Create a contest or challenge for your readership.
I’ve been really enjoying a lifebook 2017 lesson by Andrea Gomol today … Its been a real delight playing with different media, dropping brusho’s into mermaid markers and ecoline watercolour, the theme of the picture is shadow and light which I absolutely love, I think it would be impossible to have a life without both …
So I think if I had to give a challenge to any reader of this it would be, that if there is something that is particularly irritating to you about another individual, how about searching that out within yourself, honestly looking to yourself to see if you might do something similar and not want to acknowledge it, if this is the case, that person who was causing you irritation has actually given you a gift, they have shown you a reflection that has enabled you to look deeper within yourself and hopefully give that shadow part of you acknowledgement and love……… try it, it wont always be a moment of learning some people irritate some people for entirely different reasons, but I challenge you to take a moment in such a situation and see if you are being given an opportunity to examine something in your own behaviour …..
Today’s Nudge: Feature one or two people who do what you do but in a different way in your blog today.
Okay so I don’t do anything as such at the moment ….I am in the planning stages putting it loosely, so there is no one that does what I do but in a different way, so this nudge made me think about what I want to do and the people who do something similar but different to that …..
I would like to combine my love of psychology, art and creativity and while Carl jung was extremely creative I think I would like to add a little Frida Kahlo and chuck in some fritz Perls and Carl Rogers too….its no good there are more but this is a good start….
Dr Clarissa Pinkola Estes does some amazing mind blowing creative works, http://www.clarissapinkolaestes.com/ who I find incredibly inspiring.
But for now I am going to enjoy being creative, learning new skills, building my energy levels up, get my studio set up and see where I go from there, so I cant really feature someone who does what I do but differently because I am currently in construction …..
I heartily recommend visiting http://www.yoursherosjourney.com/index.php/musings/blogger/yoursher
Rebecca Kane’s “Shero” courses and other fabulous free resources she has, Rebecca also runs virtual red tents which are absolutely fantastic if you can pop by the facebook group is https://www.facebook.com/groups/RedTentTemple/
Today’s Nudge: Share a life hack.
There really are so many but here is one life hack that is a good start : treating yourself how you would treat a friend …….there are many reasons this is helpful but essentially it will make life easier, its not something that will necessarily come easily but it is worth the perseverance and effort.
Listen to how you talk to yourself and ask yourself would you talk to someone you care about like that…..show yourself the kindness and compassion……the understanding and love that you would your best friend.
Give yourself a break ….build yourself up don’t knock yourself down by being your own harshest critic
so that’s my life hack for today learn to be your own best friend ….be kind to yourself ….
Firstly I just wanted to say Congratulations to Leslie and Roberta I would like to send you both a mandala please have a look and let me know which one you want and send me a message with your address details and I will get them off to you this week.
Today’s Nudge: Show off without apologizing.
Optional nudge: Start a blog series that you can commit to updating regularly that will help you build your community.
I am very happy to show off without apologising, I am so, blooming proud of myself and where I’m at physically, mentally and emotionally. I get up and I show up and its an amazingly awesome feat everything else is gravy or sprinkles depending on your choice of toppings. I read a lovely reminder of this on Effy Wilds blog this week “trying is winning” and for me that absolutely rings true …………..
Today’s Nudge: Dig something really good out of your archived writings, or write about trust.
Trust it is then as I don’t really do writing unless its academic generally or writing programmes for personal development and group work which I’m pretty sure is not blog appropriate…..
hmmmm this is a very big topic but ultimately for me the most important trust is trusting myself, trusting that I can deal with whatever I need to deal with, trusting that I have the answers for me, they might not always be obvious and sometimes they are very slow in coming forward but they are there within me. I also trust other people to know what they need and to do what’s right for them, I think its part of being human , ultimately we understand ourselves far better than we know, our lives are generally full of distractions that stop us hearing clearly what our body, mind and spirit is telling us and sometimes we don’t trust it, as it is so much at odds with this modern system of slavery that we live in. It really is possible though I’ve seen it happen, I’ve had the privilege of working with many clients who once given the correct conditions can and have found the answers within themselves and then been able to find their way.
Today’s Nudge: What’s something you know for sure?…..
I know very little for sure ….. I know everything, every single thing you, me , them, the table, the sky, the sun, the moon, the universe, the microcosms that exist that we cannot even imagine ……we are all connected and we are all made of different combinations of the same stuff ….stardust…..I know what will be will be and that’s about it really, there have indeed been times in my life when I have thought I’ve known lots of things for sure but ultimately I know very little and there is nothing surer than that, so where does that leave me and isn’t that unnerving ….it leaves me in the same place as every human being on this planet so no its not unnerving as we are all in this together and I’m not on my own in thinking that ………
“The atoms of our bodies are traceable to stars that manufactured them in their cores and exploded these enriched ingredients across our galaxy, billions of years ago. For this reason, we are biologically connected to every other living thing in the world. We are chemically connected to all molecules on Earth. And we are atomically connected to all atoms in the universe. We are not figuratively, but literally stardust.”
― Neil deGrasse Tyson
“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
― Albert Einstein
What do I know for sure …..