Where did January go? It seems like only yesterday we were welcoming in the new year and now here we are coasting into Feb.
“Cleanse” is my word and theme of the year. Letting go of the old, washing away negative patterns, beliefs and outdated ideas, making way for a new way of thinking. But it doesn’t happen overnight, does it? Like anything, it’s a process.
We were fortunate enough to get away on three short trips in Jan. We spent the first few days in Bealiba, then in mid Jan we travelled to Tintaldra in the Upper Murray region for a few days of R and R with friends and on the Australia Day long weekend we returned to Lake Tyers.
At Tintaldra, camped at Clark’s Lagoon, we explored, relaxed and swam in the river, we enjoyed good food in good company and star gazed around the fire at night, Simple joys.
It’s the last month of summer here in Australia, and what a strange one it’s been. There are still lockdowns and restrictions in many parts of the world, yet true freedom is always ours, in our mind, and out in nature. Mother Nature can teach us so much.
- Remember that time heals
It’s only been a year but seems a lifetime ago that bushfires ravaged the east coast of Australia. The regeneration we saw on our recent trip is proof of the resilience of nature. No matter how much she’s scorched and how much humans harm the earth, time heals. She bounces back as though to teach us. We need to listen.
Nature heals, grows, evolves. And so it is with us.
Our recent return to Lake Tyers was the same but different and it was a reminder to me that whatever memories we have, the future is always a clean slate and ours to make. We can’t recreate the old, we can only make the new. The Waterwheel Tavern had changed, yet remained the same. The lake was there but the water levels were up. Similar views, different experience.
Across the road from the Tavern is the glorious 90 Mile Beach, one of the longest stretches of sand in the world. Mesmerising, soul stirring, the golden sand is paradise on the feet and the ebb and flow of the tides a tonic for the soul. For all its beauty, a cruel reminder of the cycle of life was news of a beached whale further up the coast at Golden Beach.
2. Surrender and receive
Across from the 90 Mile Beach is Lake Tyers, where we could swim in calm and serene waters with the roar of the ocean close by. It was like an infinity pool, within the shallow sandy lake.
Floating in these warm waters was heavenly, all weight and worry gone. The lightness of water, sky and horizon was a powerful force, like the infinite potential that lies in all of us.
We can lighten our spirit away from the beach too. Loose yourself in music and let your inner diva rock, go outside and cloud gaze, dance until you’re dizzy, find lightness in the earth of your garden and connect with whatever makes you feel good.
Be open to receive
Our daily walks along the beach revealed shells and treasures, washed ashore like tiny trinkets from mother nature. I loved collecting them as a little girl. These days I can appreciate them but leave them where they belong.
Receiving blessings isn’t simply the physical, it’s about nourishment of the soul. We’re all worthy of gifts, those unexpected surprises, encounters and moments that rise from the blue and ignite a spark in our days.
3. Accept what is
It wasn’t all idyllic Let me show you where we camped. It was across the road from the beach and the lake and behind the pub, making it a great place to have a drink and a meal on their sun deck outside. BUT we were warned the area was having maintenance done, an easement through the caravan park so it was dusty and full of pot holes.
There was no grass, no view and it resembled a concrete jungle. But we were welcome to stay, if we were happy to put up with the mess. We had free power and water and that was enough. Next year when we return it’ll be different but for now it’s all a work in progress.
Change is inevitable and so is progress
And so it is in our world today. Things might look messy, dirty, even chaotic and confusing on the surface and in the media, if you watch it, but in reality there’s so much going on behind the scenes that few of us are truly aware of. One day soon we will know the truth. We ARE going into a golden age. Have faith. Give the television and the news the flick, sit back and watch as the month, and the show, unfolds.
4. Consciously Create
What sort of world do you want to live in? The time has come to create consciously and with intent.
We often wander aimlessly but maybe it’s time to look at the world differently and feel our consciousness expand. Expect the unexpected and the miraculous. Feel yourself being willing to step away from your rational and logical mind towards a new sense of wonder. Let go, into love and gratitude for what is, opening up to possibilities.
“Freedom is a path you choose every day. “ James Altucher.
Surrender your vision to the Universe so that you’re creating something more loving, more inter connected, more powerful. Remember that we’re always creating the future from the now, so focus on what you really want.
When you’re in nature, whether it’s the ocean, the forest or the desert, surrender to creation. Forget problems and imperfections because nature is pure and in that moment there really is nothing else. She’s teaching us that we’re the same. Tap into that 5D heavenly stream, when you do it’ll feel like a meditation.
Walk in nature and feel how life slows down. Breath deeply, notice the small intricate details wherever you are … the forests are alive with energy, the ocean is alive. We’re all a part of it, all connected. Everything is energy.
5. Be kind to Yourself
When we strip away all the limitations we have about ourselves, all the layers of belief and attachment, all of our past programs we maybe, just maybe, can realise that it was all an illusion. Our past falls away and everything is new.
That’s what freedom is. It’s feeling a sense that unlimited possibilities stand in front of us, just waiting to be created. It’s feeling empowered to make conscious choices every day, choices that come from our heart and our centre.
Be mindful and when those doubts and insecurities threaten to drag you down, remember to be like an observer. Let the waves ebb and flow, you, as an infinite being, are strong enough to ride them. Come back to your core and the strength within. And love yourself. It all starts with that.
Remember that the universe is always listening. Our thoughts and emotions are not separate and they don’t live alone. They’re part of an ocean of energy and when we learn to flow with it, that’s when the magic kicks in.
Focus on what you want. Is it love, kindness and compassion, freedom, abundance and peace? Create consciously and watch the magic appear in your world.
What imprint will you leave in the sands of history?
Sending you an ocean filled with love and light.