#52weeksofyou–week 2

A childhood Challenge. – #52weeksofyou.

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I set off to engage in my week 2 challenge of #52weeksofyou – a childhood challenge –  ,after a discussion with Elly, the creator of #52weeksofyou I knew what I needed to do.

When I was growing up, I shared previously that I was a bit of a rebellious child, not in a break all the rules kind  of way but more in a “I know what I want to do and I’ going to do it “ kind of way.

I had somewhat of a challenging childhood, past herstory, what I would do was escape to the bush and talk to the faeries.

Today I headed off with a clear mission in mind, to walk to the edge of a cliff where my eldest son Jakob has built a big boys cubby, the location is sensational and having built many bush cubby houses in my life I intended to add some sticks to Jakes. As I was heading off, mission focused, a kangaroo crossed my path, which gave me the opportunity to stop in my tracks and check in with my presentness. Oh dear I was heading to my sons cubby and not necessarily just being on my own journey ( insight number one), just because you love someone with all your heart doesn’t mean you have to follow their path, pause for emotion to flow. You see I have always wanted to show my children how important they are to me and much I love them that I have strayed from my own path ( insight number 2). Wow this is bigger than I expected it be.

So coming back to myself and listening to my heart and following my intuition I found a round circle clearing that was perfect and I was flooded with the memory and feeling of how safe and at home I feel in the bush and the memory of building faery houses as a child. So i set to work and created a faery house. Insight number 3, I can always build faery houses if that’s what brings me joy.

This weeks challenge has been more insightful than I expected, Through the element of child like fun I have discovered another unique and beautiful part of me.

I am so grateful for #52weeksofyou. I am excited to reveal what next week will be.

Until next time, Faery blessings to you.

Getting Out of My Comfort Zone.

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Week 1: #52weeksofyou

I know that magic, and or insights occur when we are willing to step outside our comfort zone.

For this reason and because I am motivated by my clever daughters product #52weeksofyou  I am undertaking a year long challenge/opportunity to step out of my comfort zone on a weekly basis.

So today I share my week one challenge – its a move it or loose it challenge. Exercise.

I grew up with a mother that considered it un-lady like to perspire, so you can imagine the limiting thoughts that may create. Fortunately I was a rebellious child and I would escape at any opportunity to move my body, usually climbing trees and spending time in the bush.As a child I was never encouraged to part take in sports on any kind.and I am not an adrenaline seeking person, however I love to walk and I love Yoga, Yoga teaches me to be present with my body and not force it, rather allow it to move, it teaches me respect for the vehicle that houses my soul.

Today – I decided to walk – but not a usual walk that was super familiar to me, I wanted to challenge myself and it had been a long time since I had done a long bush walk on my own. 

As I walked I realised how much I love to walk on my own and why – it gives me time to listen to me, to my own heart beat, to the whispers of nature and the stillness. It reminds me of my resilience, my good fortune and the joy I experience being out in nature.

What I also realised, after experiencing a night of un- wellness, due to too much exposure to the sun and mild dehydration is that I would od well to bring the mindfulness I have when doing yoga into more aspects of my life. Stop being so focused on ticking boxes and be in flow more.

Week One challenge gave me more than I realised.