I'm not exactly sure what happened to me this week, but after feeling a sense of funk and heavy energy on Monday, and particularly, after a hell of a lot of journalling, I sprung back into my days with a stirring craving for adventure and newness. And, that's exactly what I got. I've slipped back into 'student mode' in many ways, and I gotta tell you, it feels really, really nice to be back.
It's not difficult to see how much I dig entrepreneurship; flying the FREEDOM! flag has been one of the most rewarding and fulfilling experiences of my life, but I've noticed something lately. I've been getting a little lazy. Not leisurely, heavenly, soaking up the rays lazy. Just, lazy. I remember when I first started on this journey, when everything was so fresh, it got my undivided attention and effort. I've missed that a little, and became aware earlier in the week that it very well might be because I've created a little distance between me and my 'child's mind'.
But, I also believe in divine timing, and have no doubt that my perceived sense of 'laziness' was in fact a case of energy preservation... As I gear up for 2013 Part 2, there's BIG stuff on the horizon, and I'm ready for it now.
I've taken three big steps this week in ensuring that i'm locking back into that state of child-like state of wonder and curiosity.
1. I signed up for a Vipassana next month- a 10 day silent retreat in the middle of nowhere. 10 hours of meditation a day. No books, no journalling, no crystals, no self-Reiki, no exercise. (I know right, holy fuck!)
2. In a few weeks, I start yoga teacher training (!). This calling became difficult to ignore; I've been asking for guidance and there's been no escaping it- Life wants me to get downward. And what I want, is to deepen my spiritual practice. Plain-n-simple.
3. I started surfing! I have much more to write about this, but put it this way: I'm bruised, battered and totally hooked. It takes me back to the time in my life four years ago, when Glen was teaching me how to snowboard. Those days made us fall in love, and the same is happening again this time, but on a deeper level.
I also made jewellery with the beautiful Alex from Violet Gray Design. We sat in the sun, spoke from the heart, and beaded our intentions. It was glorious.
So what's the big deal? How does all this affect the rest of my life?
A child's mind allows me to be even more present for my clients. It opens me up to creativity. It reminds me to chill the hell out. And, most importantly, brings me back into alignment with one of my core beliefs, which is that life is here to be LIVED; enjoyed, cherished, marvelled at and appreciated, all while laughing, if possible.
This week was also made memorable by some serious lifestyle upgrades; think: brand spanking new iMac, the BEST shampoo and conditioner my hair has ever feasted on, and bright clothes that make me feel 'sparky'. I've spent precious time with family. I've watched on instagram as dozens of you replicated Glen's raw snickers tart. I've felt myself levitating in my meditations, and I've spent day after day thanking the heavens for this beyond beautiful weather in Burleigh. We're a few weeks away from winter and I've got the best tan of my life.
As always, even when things feel intense, and funky, and heavy, there is always so much to be grateful for.
How I celebrated Self Centred Sundays this week.
Soul-sister catch ups at the Village Markets (as well as a few bargains!), lunch with my brilliant, lovely, amazing dad, a juicy meditation, a siesta, snuggles galore, a never-ending mug of peppermint tea, and ridiculous raw treats accompanied by (probably one of my favourite movies ever), Django Unchained. In bed at 9:30pm. Out like a light,
Here's how YOU celebrated!
My intention for this week: Planning for the future from a place of presence, sustainablilty and authenticity. What feels right to me? What matches my energy? What feels amazing, but a little uncomfortable at the same time? I'm going to move in THAT direction.
I'm going to say YES to: Knuckling down. From a place of soul and love.
And NO to: Like I mentioned above, anything that doesn't 'match' my energy.
And you? I'd love to hear alllllll about you and your awareness of your child's mind. Are things feeling a little stale up in the old noggin? Are you craving 'student mode'? Maybe you've recently enrolled in a course and you champing at the bit with excitement? Let me hear it in the comments, and have a beautiful, intention-filled week ahead!