Life After Death.

Saturday 17th January:

Sarah: “Hey Pete, do you believe in life after death – that there is something else after we move on from here?”

Pete: “Uh. I don’t know. But I’m not taking any chances in case this is all there is.”

Haha.. Pete always knows how to inspire a laugh from me 🙂

 

He’s right though. Why not live this life like it’s the only one we have? We’ve got nothing to lose 🙂 Either way we win.

Any chance we have to touch another person in a way that shows care is a moment worth investing in.

Pete should know. He is a Master at it 😉 Thanks for being awesome Mr Pete x

The Safe Place

Life has been moving at a rapid pace recently!

As things continue to expand I observe the same pattern I have observed over and over again throughout my life.. With every amazing opportunity comes challenges  and the potential for fear in equal magnitude!

One thing I have learnt to do when this happens is to look the fear right in the eye. Come face to face with it and allow it to hit me with its best shot. The coolest thing about this is that it is actually a neurologically-based thing!

I recently trained in a new technique known as Havening (a safe place).  It’s also been called delta-wave therapy or amygdalic depotentiation. Personally I like Havening the best! Anyway, the process aims to de-link trauma that has been consolidated neurologically, but in order for this to happen, you actually need to trigger the trauma first! Without this first crucial step, you cannot change your pattern of response on a brain level. You can down regulate it, (which is what distracting yourself can do), but to actually remove the coded information altogether you need to first feel into it.

Isn’t that just so darn cool!?

So rather than being frustrated with ourselves when we notice these responses, we can get excited! You are in the perfect position to initiate a lasting and powerful change! Woo hoo! It’s kind of like balancing on a fence with trees in the way! haha.. Allow me to elaborate.

I was out the front this morning doing singing exercises as I balanced along the beach fence (I like to do this especially when I have been feeling these icky feelings as it helps me stay focused on something fun that requires all of my sensesl! haha..). I went further than I have ever gone before, and there were all these spikey trees that I needed to manoeuvre around in order to remain balanced and stay on course. I was determined.

As I grabbed the prickly leaves of the trees and a couple of branches in order to stay on the fence as I moved past them, I noticed myself feeling a kind of comfort in the fact that I had something to gain support from even though they were spikes and supposedly in my way. Straight away I thought of the challenges that arise for us when we have a big goal in place.

We get to these spikey bits (our fears). Rather than seeing them as thwarting our success, what if we could see them as a funny kind of support that is assisting us as we move through them to the other side?

Neurologically that is what a traumatic moment is providing us with.. an opportunity to feel a few spikes but at the same time support us onward 🙂

If anyone is interested in doing a Havening session with me to learn more, let me know. I have found it to be truly incredible – and so powerful! So easy too.. and fun! No more running from our fears. We know there is gold to be found amongst the spikes! hee, hee..

Happy Soaring Beautiful People. x

Speed & Direction

I used to be afraid of moving fast. I realise now that it was because I wasn’t sure of the direction I was heading.

Most would know what it is like to be travelling 110kms down a highway knowing that you have just missed your exit! The further from your path you get, the more angry and frustrated you become – especially if there is nowhere to pullover or turn around.

If however, you are 100% sure of your trajectory, speed can be a rush! You know who you are, you know where you are headed, and you are travelling at such great speeds  that nothing can hold back the huge smile stretching across your face. The highway is open and clear, and the closer to your destination you become, the more your cells start to jump and the more excited you become – not to mention the thrill of the ride as you go!

When you know who you are and are fully committed, nothing can stop you:

‘”The world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going.” James Allen

It takes a lot of guts to know yourself and decide where you are going. Once you do though, everything in the universe conspires to lift you.

Once you will know who you are and love who you are? All that’s left is to hold on and enjoy the ride! 🙂

The Power of Surrender

“Amazing things can happen between now and Friday.”

This is something a friend of mine said to me when I was in my most intense uni week last semester. It has come to my mind and brought such peace so many times since then. I felt I had so much to do in only a few days, and this simple comment really struck a chord with me. Things can happen and change so fast if we allow it.

That has been my past week. The one word to describe it?

Woah.

Within a matter of 7 days I had been as high as a kite (excited about life that is), feeling the strongest and healthiest I ever have, to being in the emergency at the hospital in the most excruciating pain, to receiving the news that I am playing at the most spectacular event in a couple of weeks, to facing one of my greatest physical fears.. something I always said would cause me to take my own life if it ever happened.

It happened.

The funny thing is, when it did happen, as much as it hurt (and man was it one of the most painful things I have experienced in my life both physically and emotionally), I found that I didn’t want to die, I wanted to live. And it was right in the middle of the physical manifestation of this fear that I felt something in me let go. Like I had finally surrendered the resistance. The river started to flow, and it is powerful.

The power of surrender.

It seems that it is when we are at our strongest that these things arise and almost knock us out. It’s like our inner being is saying, “Ok, you’re ready now, let’s look at this fear and rise above it once and for all!”

In the heat of these moments my friend’s words came to mind.

“Amazing things can happen between now and Friday.”

Things don’t need to take forever. They can happen so fast if we allow it.

“Yes they can,” I thought. “Time to fly.”