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1 Week in the Jungle – Definitely Not 1 Weak Heart

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Having recently spent an incredible 7 days at a detox retreat in Costa Rica, I’ve been left feeling pretty much like a ‘new’ person – Self 2.0, we could call it.

Each and every day brought a brand new adventure, and I lived in the moment as much as possible. This, along with the fact there were no clocks anywhere in the retreat centre, really helped slow down time, if not bringing it to a standstill when embracing particular beautiful moments as they happened (and it was certainly filled with an abundance of such moments).

I could talk (or type) for hours on why it was such an amazing, heart-opening, healing, consciousness-expanding, therapeutic, transformational experience. But I’ll leave some to the imagination, and some for individual posts.

For now I’ll keep it simple, and just sum up, some of the things I learned during my time in Costa Rica:

  • Walk gratefully through life, with no expectations. We can expect the best for ourselves (we deserve it), but we shouldn’t expect ‘specific’ outcomes. Have no attachments to the future.
  • Music is medicine. Vibration, tones and hertz matter – a lot.
  • Believe and know that you deserve all the good things coming your way. Know you are a Creator, and can make your dreams come true.
  • Know you are a divine creation, a being of Purity and Light. Your existence is beautiful.
  • Trust others. This one’s particularly important. It really is a powerful practice.
  • Open your heart. Allow love to pour out, and in.
  • Let go of the past.
  • Don’t look at the time too much! Live in the moment, as much as possible.

    I also fell in love, with my Self and with an Other… a feeling I’ve never truly experienced. All by having no expectations, opening my heart, accepting myself and trusting others, I allowed love to flow. And boy did it surprise me, in ways I never would have even imagined.

    I’m so grateful for my life, what this trip has offered and taught me, and for the chance to now integrate it and spread light into mine (and others’) every-day.

    -Love

    -Light

    -Healing

    -Peace

    -Happiness

    -Unity

    !

    Yo..

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    Since beginning my yoga journey some twelve+ months ago, I’ve experienced a whole new level of Self. My inner being feels cleansed, I’m more aligned, and I have a much deeper sense of Oneness.

    Every posture, from the simple yet delightful up-dog, to the muscle-tingling baby grasshopper (I’m yet to find my way to the more hardcore version; the daddy Grasshopper) takes me on a journey through the mind and body.

    Becoming and being aware of one’s own physical structure, discovering the sensation of each muscle maybe for the first time, feeling the body, brings with it new self-inquiry, and a deeper understanding of what lies beyond. Whether warming up for the day, playing around after work to wind down, or just passing time, it seems there’s always something new to be had from practising yoga.

    It also gives a wonderful head-start to a meditation session, placing you nicely into a relaxed and calm state, especially after a well-earned savasana. I’ve found myself in many a ‘surprise’ meditation right after yoga, where my body and mind fall right into place.

    Aside from the spiritual side, there’s also the health benefits that are complimentary with a dedicated yoga regime; more energy, self-satisfaction, balanced chakras, reduced stress, increased happiness,  a strong physique. And I’m sure there are many more fellow practitioners/yogis  could claim.

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    I personally recommend anybody who hasn’t, to give yoga a try. Don’t let age, weight or flexibility get in the way of your will – yoga is for every body, and after discovering it, everybody is for yoga 🙂

    Peace and love.

    Namaste.

    Hi-gha, God

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    Why do we look up when we address God?

    Neck craned, spine poised,

    Gazing up to the ceiling.. even into the sky

    Is it because God is a, nay, THE ‘higher’ power?

     

    [But God is within Us?]

     

    Gaze into the sky again

    Stare past the stars

    Deep through the u-niverse

    Into yourself. Look within.

     

    [Pray with true intent]

    [[Even in-a tent]]

     

    Hands together, liberated harmony

    Drawn close to our hearts

    Feel the particles of love beaten

    God truly never departs

     

     

     

    Booking a holiday the day after your house party cos you just need to get out more

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    I dream of waterfalls
    And rolling hills
    Dewy pastures
    And rocky cliffs

    Breathtaking views
    Embraced by Earth’s
    Splendour
    And tranquility

    Offered to us
    Through coloured windows
    Pupils glistening
    Reflections of the soul

    Mountains of wisdom,
    Emotions vented through
    Skin and cells
    Feeling warm to the core

    May we all pass on
    And share the beauty of
    The universe, encompassed
    with love, infinitely One

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    A Little Wednesday Hope

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    It’s one of those times again- for the past week or two I’ve felt my mood dropping as I let myself succumb to the negative vibes around me.

    Last week I cried at two Facebook posts I saw- one of a puppy who’d had his leg chopped off and been dumped by a river, and another of a bunch of drowned regugee children washed up on European shores.

    If we’re to overcome the darkness in the world, we need to stop letting ourselves be consumed by it. My experience tells me if I cut out the negative places like Facebook and newspapers, I feel so much more at peace.

    But it’s easier said than done. As much as I hate seeing such heartbreaking atrocities, something inside me says I need to consume them, in order to retain the fire inside me which it ignites. The fire to INFORM one and all about the way our world works and can be changed for the better.

    There’d be less amputated, abused dogs if we all learned (or nurtured) compassion. And less (or no) dead children washing up on our beaches, if governments didn’t bomb the shit out of other countries, or supply them with weapons with which to blow each other up.

    I understand everything in life is about balance. But I’m really struggling to find an equal par between withdrawing myself from the horror, and spreading knowledge and light to encourage a change in the world.

    All I can do is keep on fighting (I’m a natural keyboard warrior), because that’s what I incarnated on Earth at this time to do. I remain faithful that somebody will be influenced by my words.. of love, hope, peace, unity and oneness. Just by reading this you feel me just a little, so I guess I’m already on the way in my mission. And I hope that itself helps you achieve yours 🙂

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    Days of Gratitude 4

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    Today I’m grateful for my health.

    I have a healthy body, fully able to walk,  run and cycle my ass off whenever I wish.

    I’m blessed with the ongoing ability to get to and from places all over, without the need for assistance or extra effort.

    I’m free of dis-ease, able – bodied and have nothing holding me back. I’m far more fortunate than others who may not possess such health, and as such I will continue to feed my body clean, nutritous food. And treat it to daily exercise and activity.

    In turn it contributes to the health of my mind. My overall wellbeing is fantastic and I couldn’t/shouldn’t ask for more. I’ll continue to work at achieving inner peace, for the good of myself and the world over.

    May all beings find the strength to overcome any obstacles, mental or physical, and continue to worship their bodies and mind.

    Today I’m grateful to be blessed with full health, and may you all be, too.

    Love and light ✌

    Days of Gratitude 3

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    Days of Gratitude 3

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    Today was an unrivalled feeling of gratitude,  for our one and only, the irreplaceable; Mother Nature.

    I’m grateful for the birds chirping outside my window at dawn (or when I decide to rise).

    I’m grateful for the canal banks and all its natural glory; butterflies, dragonflies, ducks and swans, stork, trees, bushes and shrubs… nettles, regular annoying flies that stick in your hair and dive into your mouth while cycling.

    Though I suppose it’s actually myself invading their space with my bicycle and speed… so I’m grateful I’m allowed into their space.

    I’m grateful for the sun beaming down on to the back of my neck. And for the breeze that whips my hair back.

    Mother Nature will never ever leave our side,  no matter how much we take her for granted, or abuse her. Even if she’s beaten down and stripped of life through winter (or pollution/construction/war etc), she will come back fighting. She’ll take back what was always hers, still offering our disloyal race a comfortable, nourishing home. And she always will.

    Namaste 🙏

    Days of Gratitude 2

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    A simple, well-paid job

    I use the term ‘well-paid’ loosely, since we all know most of the population are underpaid in the grand scheme of the world…. shat on by greedy bankers and slave driving corporations who’d have you work for free if it were legal…

    But in terms of my situation in comparison to other remedial jobs out there, I’m extremely fortunate and I know this.

    I earn above the minimum wage, in a warm environment with its own duck pond outside. I’m able to feed myself daily and keep a roof over my head on less than 20 hours a week (just).

    I have the option of buying shares at a reduced cost and thus making money back from a greedy corporation. Amongst other perks of working for a multinational.

    I understand I’m a hypocrite, supporting the structure of everything I despise. But I’m grateful for the CHOICE.

    I’m grateful I’m not in danger where I work. I’m grateful I have fantastic people around me when I’m there. And I’m grateful for all the different people I get to speak with and build relationships with… cos sooner or later there comes about a special one, with which a bond is formed and although we never see each other or likely speak again… We leave a mark on each other.

    The last customer that made me feel this way, said I’d “restored her faith in humanity”, and that was a real blessing.

    One love.

    Days of Gratitude

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    Good friends.

    Today I’m glad to have such a fantastic group of peers. We’ve known each other for many years now and have developed strong bonds.

    The power of positive energy being transferred and exchanged between humans willfully and gratefully is extraordinary. Today, I honour the universe and my Self as One, for providing me with such rich experiences of love and friendship.

    Peace out