Picture from our little hike near Hallstatt, Austria.
While many people make New Years resolutions at this time of the year when everything is new, I was wondering about my own. I came to the conclusion that it was ok to not have big goals in my life, that it was ok to not have plans to manifest. To not chase dreams and be left exhausted trying to achieve something that perhaps wasn’t timely. What something else came to mind that I found relevant for myself, my own motto or New Years resolution of we want to call it that.
Do you know that hiking is a bit like life? The journey only requires you to put one foot in front of the other…again and again and again. And if you allow yourself opportunity to be present throughout the entirety of the trek, you will witness beauty every step of the way, not just at the summit.
Movement is important for me in my fight with the RA (rheumatoid arthritis). Not giving up is essential and putting one foot in from of the other is key. To keep going, even if it’s at a snails pace. To be present and make the best out of the journey represents my core beliefs. To work on my level of presence and growing my awareness to an even higher vibration, is my goal. To seek beauty with that new awareness and a set of new eyes brings magic to my day and a gratefulness that fills my heart. And lastly I want to take as many people as possible on that hike of their life’s, paying forward my experiences in the hopes of helping others in their due time.
Step by step. ❤️
Healers aren’t holy beings. They aren’t armored knights, protected, and never hurt before. Healers are born of adversity and pain, sent down from the light, they emerge from the darkness after learning how to heal and radiate the flow of transformation.
Picture taken from google
Third eye fact:
Smiling cures. Holding a smile for 30 seconds even if you are not happy tricks the brain out of depression and boosts the immune system to cure the body of disease. It’s called Psychoneuroimmunology
Did you know that? Plus, I’ve been told that I’m much prettier when I smile. Ha, memories of working in retail, running around like a chicken with it’s head cut off, dealing with grumpy people treating you as their servant. And then one comes along to make that statement which wasn’t funny at the time and left me completely misunderstood. Did something like that ever happened to you, when you were concentrating and totally engrossed in your work? I must have looked pretty serious back then. Haha, but here you have it and this is a great reason to smile.
Sit with animals QUIETLY and they will show your their HEARTS. Sit with them KINDLY and they will help you locate YOURS.
I picked up a new word for a new year, and it only seems fitting. It’s a word of English slang, a word I have never heard before. The word is “Coddiwomple” – to travel purposefully toward an as-yet unknown destination.
This word immediately spoke to me and would be correct for me . While much purpose has already been restored to start 2020 on the right foot, while there is new found energy and motivation flowing through my veins, while there is excitement and a curiosity of what lies ahead, the destination of my path with it’s future is not fully visible yet.
But there is movement after a period of stagnation, a period of just riding the waves and letting everything be with little interference from me. I know that that time has served it’s purpose, but I also know that this time is past now and a more co creator approach to my future is needed and required. And therefore I travel with new intent and purpose towards my coddiwomple, wherever it might be.
Picture of Rothenburg, my favorite village, and an outdoor, circular stage.
Within every woman there is a healer, a lioness, a wild warriors queen, a priestess, a goddess. Never forget that. Give yourself wings. Trust them to carry you. You both are ready to take flight.
Here is a little extra today with a post from my friend at glitzyritzymommy.com. How could I pass this up? After all we are starting the new decade with some amazing new energy and here is a little fun to add.
In case you have never visited her blog, please be sure to stop by and say hi. You won’t regret it and she has a beautiful and amazing voice in our community. ❤️
Picture of my shaker rattle with the healers hand.
Maybe you know synchronicities as coincidences. Maybe this can offer a different view, because there are no ordinary moments and everything has purpose.
In shamanic cultures, synchronicities are recognized as signs that you are on the right path.
Maybe the next time this happens to you, you can relax and smile; knowing that you are on track.
Happy New Year everyone. The new year has started and a new book has opened with 365 blank pages. As co-creators of our life we have some say so about what we write and fill these pages with.
2019 was a tough year for most of us, but also a year for laying the groundwork and to prepare. It was a year of development and a year of growth and this has actually been going a little bit longer.
2018 was the year of the caterpillar
2029 was the year of the cocoon, and
2020 will be the year to emerge as the beautiful butterfly you are.
We are ready and I hope your book will be filled with magic and wonder. We all deserve it, so let’s write a good one. ❤️
Another old gem surfaced looking through Mom’s paperwork. A picture of my maternal grandparents. Grandma was always a beautiful woman with great style, and grandpa was pretty handsome too, reminding me of Charlie Chaplin a bit. Together they had two daughters, my Mom and her younger sister who is my godmother. Together they have also seen and fought in the war, were prisoners and spent 11 years apart from each other. Grandpa was a prisoner of war and Grandma had to flee the country with Mom who was only 5 years old at the time. It was a miracle Grandpa found his family again through the Red Cross after he was released from prison, and life could continue as a family.