At the recent Uplift Festival in Byron Bay, it was suggested to support each child by praising them for who they are this Christmas - sitting them in a chair and for each person to take a turn to say what they love about them.
I say do this for everyone - young and old. We all thrive on acknowledgement and shine when we are recognised for how we are, no matter what age. As my dear Dad is facing his twilight time on this planet, I want every opportunity to acknowledge him for the amazing man he is. If your family is huge this could be a big undertaking but maybe there's a way over this holiday period to spread the love with this idea in mind.
So make this part of your Christmas gift to your beloveds. And if you are in a love relationship right now, do this with your wife, husband or partner. The love you generate within your very own relationship is palpable for those around you.
Australia has been hit with her fair share of tragedies last week. It's been beautiful to see the bonding and positivity of human beings, instead of division and separation. In the end all we can do is be the best we can be in our own personal relationships.
May our individual offerings of kindness, compassion and peace create this ripple effect in our families and lives of all we touch. Only then can we create a groundswell of healing for our beautiful planet and hearts.
And Thank you to you because if you are reading this, you are part of the change that's happening on this planet - for being someone who values heart over head, who wants more in love relationships and your life, and just that pure intention serves us all.
Have a beautiful Christmas and Holiday break - see you for a special year in 2015 with new programmes, a new website and simply more love!
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It is surely a complex world we live in.
There's a new Australian 4 part series on SBS on Thursday night called The Hunting, which has prompted this post as I saw the first episode last Thursday evening. Woh... It's a chilling reminder of what our teenagers are currently faced with in teenage sex and relationships and demands the viewer to see things from every angle. What is 'normalised'...
A few weeks ago, I went to Uluru with my dear friend, Sharon, to do our Level 3 Art of Feminine Presence training with Rachael Jayne Groover.
It was an amazing week with some deep insights into how I show up around women and some of the wounds I've carried and how even with our story, there's a way to move beyond instead of falling into the rabbit hole of a crushing hurt with a tumbling of past hurts carried with it, I had a spontaneous opening... into Love - not just love, this GREAT LOVE that I know holds me, you, us all.
Ok call me 'lame', but I have been watching MAFS, yes Marriage at First Sight. There. I admitted it... Embarassing.
Not the usual thing for me to watch these reality TV shows. I'm usually an ABC, SBS girl but I have to say this one had me hooked.... just a bit.
Not because I thought it was great or that I wanted to find out who would find true love... Because I was astounded at the dynamics of the relationships - the betrayals, the dramas and most of all, the way the women behaved.
In fact, I was APPALLED! ....
Last year was devastating for me. Tragedy struck my family. But I showed up.
It was traumatic. I showed up. It was dramatic. I showed up.
In a year that should have been a massive celebration with the launch of my first book, I was in the trenches. I still showed up. My nervous system took a shattering. Eventually I realised I had post traumatic stress. I rested. I retreated. I had to. And then I still showed up.
Souls have been ravaged by far worse tragedy than mine, and they are SS. Still standing...
"I knew this all along but I didn't trust it", she said, with her eyes welling up with tears, both in disbelief and in relief.
For how many years had she abandoned herself? Ten, twenty, thirty?
If only she knew then what she knows now. Would it, could it have been any different?
It's as if this something was already hidden within her body, within her very genetics. They knew. The body knew.
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