Cleansing, Celebrating and Choosing Love

It continually amazes me how the Universe brings us what we put out there. When I chose my word of the year back in January, I had no idea how apt it would be and that in December I’d be working as a cleaner at a caravan park in West Australia!

What was my word? “Cleanse.”

So here we’ve been, since late October, in beautiful, windswept Kalbarri. We’re on our last shifts and will be finishing after Christmas, slightly earlier than originally contracted.

Today, also fittingly, I did a complete clean and defrosting of the van fridge. But, domestic chores aside, undoubtedly the biggest cleanse this year has been in my inner world which has been shaken up and stirred like a cocktail as I’ve navigated new paths and a journey that’s still unfolding.

For the first time we’ll be spending Christmas without our two kids and, although we’ll miss them heaps, I know deep down each of us are exactly where we’re meant to be. We’re all on our individual soul journeys.

As I look back on my first post of the year, Starting Fresh in 2021, a lot resonates. The unpredictable weather patterns and constant changing “directives” make life almost surreal these days. But reality is cleansing the old and making way for the new. As we navigate into 2022 Mother Nature still seems to be giving lessons on being mindful, patient and resilient.

Cleansing the Earth

The amount of unseasonal cyclones, torrential rain, flooding, bushfires, earthquakes and unprecedented weather events in parts of the world this year, including here in Australia, just keeps on coming and is inexplicable.

God sometimes takes us into troubled waters, not to drown us. But to cleanse us.

Is it climate change, man made weather manipulation or Gaia cleansing the Earth of the huge amount of negativity and evil. Are there bigger forces at play? A larger picture with lessons for us all perhaps. And can we keep our face towards the sun and our energy and vibration high during these intense periods?

“If all the world’s a stage, then let’s clean up our act.” Clinton Hill

No one knows how things will unfold in the future. But what I do believe is that the darkness is slowly being exposed by the light and truth. Slowly things are surfacing, old systems are crumbling and narratives are falling apart.

Whatever’s happening in the outside world, whatever the weather, I believe if we keep our optimism and curiosity high we’ll find our way into a brighter and more loving future. It may take time but I do feel that changes to come will be for the better. And love will lead the way. It’s time to let go of judgements and ego and come together. We can still be kind to each other, even if we disagree.

“I closed my eyes and let the music flow through me, cleansing my soul of all fear and sin and reminding me that I am always better than I think and stronger than I believe.” Paulo Coelho

It’s not all been about cleaning and work though. There’s been plenty of fun and laughter and reason for celebration.

Cherishing what’s important

Last week we spent five relaxing days on the coast at Cervantes, with a couple of kindred spirits who we met months ago, but who we feel we’ve known forever.

During our time with Sue and Steve we enjoyed walks on the beach, we played Rummy, went bike riding and did “girlie” things whilst the guys talked cars and fixed vans. We cooked crayfish, visited the awe inspiring Pinnacles at dusk, went sand driving and had a lot of laughs as well as plenty of deep and meaningful conversations.

A pure friendship inspires, cleanses, expands and strengthens the soul. Horatio Alcer

As this strange, tumultuous and somewhat surreal year draws to a close, I cherish those moments that remind me of what it means to be expanding and evolving. It seems more important than ever to follow our heart and focus on what feels right. Loving each other, even if we disagree, using discernment when it comes to making choices and trusting in our own intuition.

Celebrating the now

Last Sunday we celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary. We worked our morning shift, then cooled off in the ocean that afternoon. Dinner that night was a gorgeous seafood meal at the renowned but a-la-casual Finlay’s in Kalbarri, complete with live music, rustic memorabilia and a relaxed vibe. It was a perfect alfresco night, in this coastal town that’s been our home for over two months.

Life is a journey and, if you fall in love with the journey, you will be in love forever.

Isn’t it amazing how life can evolve when we’re open to new experiences and we step off the hamster wheel of life. Our trip was only meant to be three months yet through circumstances and choices we find ourselves taking detours and meeting like minded people, exploring opportunities and open to the abundance and surprises of the Universe.

Choosing what feels right

As of 30 December all hospitality workers in West Australia need to have had their first jab. So it will be time for us to move on. Each of us have free will and the freedom to do what feels right, even if it means letting go of some things. I put my faith in the powers of the Universe, of which we’re all co-creators,

What do you want in life? Is it more abundance, more freedom to do what you want with no time constraints? Do you long for more adventure and spontaneity? Or do you feel stuck in a rut of societal expectation and past programming?

The time will pass anyway. You can either spend it creating the life you want or spend it living the life you don’t want. The choice is yours.

There’s been so much fear that’s been pumped into the entire world for the past 18 months. It’s time to shake it off and for the pain and uncertainty to shift to optimism, awareness and understanding. Perhaps the greatest gift we can give this Christmas season is love, empathy and kindness, to each other and to ourselves. When we act and feel from the heart everything makes sense.

Kindness is the water that nurtures love’s garden.

‘Cleanse’ has been my word of the year but I have a feeling it’s going to be an ongoing process. Cleansing the old and creating the new, from the inside out. What an exciting time to be on a journey.

Wherever you are I wish you pure love and a clean slate of vision and clarity for 2022. May you find a calm and loving space in this strange and still beautiful season and, especially, may there be peace upon the Earth.

Sending you all love and light


At the Pinnacles near Cervantes. Life’s wondrous journey keeps unfolding.

58 thoughts on “Cleansing, Celebrating and Choosing Love

  1. absolutely fab Miriam! So glad you stepped off the hamster wheel 🙂

    I’m blessed that I met circumstances early in life that forced me into the freedom of living life as I wanted. I’ve had the adventure and spontaneity, now it’s my time to centre and focus on my meditation … as you said to each our own! And how blessed that we have that freedom … any plans of where to from here for you two?

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    1. Yep, we do.
      So glad you got off the grid Kate and are living life the way you want. Good for you! 🌟

      As for us, once we finish our stint here we’ve got some big car repairs booked in at Geraldton. Then we’ll start heading down south to meet up with our friends again, in the south western district. Basically we’ll continue our adventures. Stay well and happy. 😊 xx

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  2. This post warmed my heart Miriam – on so many levels. Cheers to another wonderful anniversary, new experiences, friends, etc. Have a fabulous Christmas – it will be different without the kids, but I have a feeling you will make it special. 🙂

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  3. Dear Miriam, How lovely to see you still travelling around our beautiful beguiling country. May I take this opportunity to wish you and your hubby everything your hearts desire for the future. We celebrated our 50th Wedding Anniversary this year in miserable (to be honest) circumstances, But of course we made the most of it. We couldn’t travel anywhere, so we commissioned a painting from a favourite artist to mark the momentous occasion. And not forgetting to wish you all the very best for the Festive Season too. Kindest Best Wishes, Barbara

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    1. Thanks Barbara. And a very happy belated 50th anniversary to you and your hubby on your big milestone. I hope you’ll have a chance to make up for the lack of celebration in some way. At least you have your painting, what a great idea to have something beautifully tangible to mark the occasion. Sending lots of love your way this festive season. xx

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  4. Dearest Miriam, you are both such prime examples of following your heart and living in the moment.. As you trust your inner intuition and Divine guidance that leads you to the right place at the right time. That allows you to meet and greet the right people who feel like your soul tribe, that you felt you have known for years..
    In fact you probably have known each other for more years than you care to remember as we meet and greet our true soul families that we are now once again all gravitating to finding each other..
    And as we watch the process unfurl..

    Your chosen word of Cleanse last year shows how your own intuition was already in gear… Little realising just how literal that was or how much we all need to clear out, not only our inner selves, but the collective is clearing out all those old systems of control and darkness which have ruled us for so long..

    This was never going to be easy.. But we came here exactly for this time Miriam and our hearts are the keys to opening these energy doors which are allowing in the light to clear out the darkness once and for all…

    I feel we may see some more bumps as backs get pressed against the wall… But we have got this, and our Star family of soul brothers and sisters are all gathering and connecting …

    Good to be part of your family Miriam… Love and Hugs my friend ❤ Brilliant Post full of encouragement.. ❤ ❤ ❤

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    1. Hi Sue, thanks so much for your words that I feel are so true. This entire journey of ours feels so divinely right and I’m so grateful for all the steps along the way. Such a monumental time in history and I’m forever grateful for friends like you that, amongst the chaos, keep the focus on the truth and light. Much love and hugs back dear Sue. ❤️

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      1. Its our mission Miriam… To focus upon the Light and the truth.. The Truth will set you Free! Isn’t that a famous quote from someone? And it is and will come to the fore now… Holding steady, with our shields of love and swords of truth… Lots of love for your holidays.. Enjoy and Rejoice ❤

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  5. Thank you Miriam for your heartfelt perspective on life, cleansings, and remembering what’s important. I hope we can learn to be kinder to each other despite the division and fear being spread to the masses. To choosing love and following our hearts.

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  6. Happy Anniversary to you and your husband! And keep on following your heart….you are amazing and I love the way your share your insights (and photos) through your blog. I’m not as free spirited as you, but I have definitely learned to let go of many of the things that have help me back, so I’m getting there. Meanwhile, have a wonderful Christmas and I look forward to hearing from you again!!

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    1. Thanks Ann. Free spirited is such a nice description. Mum used to always call me a “vagabonda” lol. And good on you for being able to let go of things that hold you back, I’m still learning to do the same too. Enjoy Christmas with your family, it’s been a joy reading your blog this year. xx

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  7. How lovely to catch up with you while reading this beautiful post, Miriam! My partner and I jumped off the hamster wheel 22 years ago and we’ve embraced every moment…just like yourselves, we found that once you take that leap, the world unfolds in ways you never imagined…

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  8. So very beautiful, Miriam. Your writiing, your adventures, your friendships created, your photos, your celebrations, your everything! I enjoyed all of it. I’m happy you’ve found all to be workiing out so well, for you both along your journey. The west of Australia looks so beautiful and warm too! Happy belated Anniversary, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, my friend! You both radiate joy, in your photos, and I couldn’t be happier for you. Thank you, for taking me along on this incredible ride! Love, Light & Hugs ~x0x~

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    1. Thanks Donna, so nice to have you along for this journey that’s having so many twists and turns. Tonight my hubby is in hospital after an unexpected illness, it’s the first time we’ve been apart this trip but I’m trusting all will be well soon. Much love to you. xx

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