I was having a chat with a dear friend the other day about travel & holidays. Travelling is one of my favourite things it’s really part of who I am. Going over seas to experience different cultures and have a change of space is nurturing for my soul.
This year has been a bit unstable finance & career wise. I was sitting tight on any grand adventures, as I wasn’t sure what might happen. I’ve taken a few interstate mini breaks that have been great & just what I needed. Now I’m all settled running my own business I can plan a little more.
However now I am living the life I love there is no huge pull to go anywhere new just yet. Oh don’t get me wrong my bucket list of travel hot spots is huge but I’m more than happy doing what I’m doing right now. Contentment bliss. This is what my friend & I were talking about. We’re both really happy with our lives & feel no need to escape them.
Previously I did plan holidays as an escape route. Something to look forward too. This was especially true last Christmas I ‘needed’ to get away. I’d had a big year on the spiritual growth front & I desired to go to Asia to connect with some magical energy. I’d worked hard all year & needed a break. This is fine; time off from the day-to-day norm is very important & healthy. However it’s not good if you work hard all year ‘just to pay for a holiday to get away from the job that paid for it.’ Then feel sad when the holiday was over & you have to return to your desk. I feel I stayed longer in the corporate world just to earn money so I could escape it.
Now I’m out the corporate world I have so much freedom in my daily schedule. I’m getting that holiday ‘time out feeling’ every day. I get up without an alarm, waking naturally when I’ve had enough sleep is amazing. Most days it’s the exact same time. If I need to take an afternoon nap, relax or meditate at 2pm I can. I take my ‘me’ time in the same way I eat by grazing. A little bit at a time through out the day. Even ten minutes here & there is enough so I’m not getting stale, tired or burned out. These mini breaks aid my productivity.
Just the other week I had an hour between yoga classes & the studio is just a 2-minute walk from the beach. I took my breakfast down there to enjoy the morning tranquility. Who can complain about that! I feel so grateful for living & working in such a beautiful area why travel else where when I have beautiful beaches on my door step? Being by the ocean was a great place to re-centre & reflect before teaching my next class. Just like what I talked about in this post, disconnecting to reconnect.
Working for myself has really helped me break out of the ‘holiday as an escape’ pattern. I’m living a life I love, doing what I love every day & I don’t want to run away from it, I don’t need to escape my life. Yes I will continue to travel but for the right reasons now. Number one reason will be for personal growth & self-nurturing not to run away. This is what I desired my life to be like & now it is.
Thank you divine universe with massive gratitude.
Lot’s of love K xx
Hello there! I’ve been dropping some hints over the past few weeks to a grand ‘big reveal.’ Today is the day. My apologies go out to those who know me personally for not getting told this news sooner or personally.
What I’m about to share is a huge move for me, probably one of the biggest decisions I’ve made thus far. Believe me I wanted to shout it from the rooftops the moment I decided. Somewhere inside, after everything I’ve learned I just wanted to keep it to myself, let it be sacred, special, unique, my own. I needed to let the idea sit first to make sure I was comfortable with my choice. If I shared too soon chances are I would certainly meet some resistance that may sway me to change my mind.
I love an analogy I heard recently about comparing my situation to a brick wall. You build the wall with bricks and mortar. Before the wall is solid and strong you have to wait a while. Allow the mortar to dry & the bricks to settle into position before it is stable & supportive. This is just what I did. I am settled, strong and standing firm.
Oh okay already what is my news? I quit my day job. After working nearly four years at the same place I walked out of the door on Friday no longer an employee. It was emotional, I am so grateful for the past few years & a role I’ve learned so much in. It was super hard walking away from a team I truly love & who feel like family. It’s a heck of a lot easier to leave somewhere you don’t like!
Why did I leave if I liked it so much? I needed to create the life I love. Doing what I love everyday and making a living from it. That was my brief fifteen months ago when I started down my spiritual path. Now that dream has manifested into the opportunity I have now.
What am I going to do then? Basically I’m going to be pretty much doing what I have been doing for the past two years apart from I will be in control. I am now officially my own boss, as of yesterday, day one. I will be teaching yoga on a full time roster, seeing more healing clients and freelance designing from my home office. Of course I’ll be blogging. All this will be done under my trading name Seren Holistic Lifestyles. Growing the Seren brand will be a big exciting project in itself. I even have a business coach to help guide me along the slightly scary path of ‘business owner.’ I shall master Excel spreadsheets.
How did I come to make such a massive life overhaul? For many months I was trying to create space so I could see more healing clients, doing the work my Soul loves to do. I kept asking my inner guidance for the answer. All I got was ‘wait’ or firm ‘no’s’ when I suggested something ‘I thought’ I should give up to make room.
You see I was trying to control the situation & not hand over to the powers that know best. When you surrender to the universe you have to trust the answer will present in due course. Most of the time it’s not what you thought it would be. I asked for space to create a life I would love to live. At first I thought it meant dropping off a yoga class a week. Then I wouldn’t be so tired in my day job & I’d have more energy on weekends for clients. That wasn’t the answer. Teaching is a huge part of why I’m here and the perfect complimentary modality to my energy practice. Finally I did what I was told and ‘waited.’ Sat back, was patient and then the answer came through.
It seems so obvious now that the 9 to 5 city job had to go. I’d not been happy with the lack of creative work for a while. Sitting it out waiting on other people to bring in the clients and some decent work. What I should have been doing & what I am doing now is attracting clients I wish to work for from industries aligned with who I am. The messages were calling out from the start I just wasn’t connecting with them.
Why wasn’t I receiving the messages? Fear was holding me back. My city job was secure, a regular wage every week and paid holidays. Why would I give that up to be self-employed with a bucket load of risks? It is time to get uncomfortable. Change is needed. The fear and risks of self-employment shall empower me to get things done, work hard and achieve my goals. I need this. I also reminded myself I travelled the world for a whole year living off my savings & not getting paid. Since then I’ve taken many unpaid leaves & never hit any problems. I had just forgotten. I’ve done it before I can do it again.
Once the penny dropped I could very much hear the celestial choir singing out. Oh how obvious it is now. Work for myself, set my own goals, have the freedom to do as I wish on my terms. Have 100% responsibility for my own life.
I am happy. I am well supported. I’m stepping up to the greatest adventure yet and I’m ready for it.
There you go! I’m sure I’ll still be as busy as ever if not more but I’m now officially living a life I love.
Who’s gonna join me?
Love K xx
With just four months left of the year I feel it’s time to take stock, step it up & get things done. I feel the current energy flow is quite frenzied. The end of the year is looming & there is such urgency to ‘get on track’ with things we might have been putting off before. It’s personal inventory time. Take responsibility for our own lives.
A lot have people have woken up (including me) to their spiritual journey over the past few years. Another term I like is ‘remembering.’ After all we are technically already ‘awake.’ We have remembered where we have come from and now we to need to figure out or ‘remember’ why we are here this time round. Finding out life’s purpose is high on the agenda for most.
At the recent Hay House publishing seminar I attended the vibe was much this frenzied high energy. I picked up on quite a ‘frantic & desperate’ vibe amongst the audience members, in a positive way. The search for answers, help & guidance was certainly ripe in the air. I can relate to this very much. At the end of May I was going through just that. I pushing so hard, really desperate to grow, to gain more knowledge without waiting to let what I already had remembered settle. I ‘needed’ to help others so badly (it’s part of why I’m here) I was shoving my knowing on everyone I could. This got me in some trouble when it wasn’t welcomed.
This search for answers was evident around the trade stands at the event. I wasn’t very impressed with the ‘scrum’ I endured to see what was on offer. I dunno maybe I was expecting a little more from a spiritual crowd. If I’d wanted elbowing in the face or books snatched out of my reach I’d have gone to the Harrods sale tee hee.
This is understandable people are seeking help. It’s hard to suddenly realize everything we have been conditioned to think may well not be one size fits all. We need to forge our own paths, our way. We then turn to those ‘in the know’ on the subject with the skills to tune into the invisible. They can help us understand what we are feeling or experiencing so over time we can learn to figure it for ourselves unassisted.
It’s very easy to hand over our power to those in the ‘spiritual spotlight.’ I was advised not long ago that the metaphysical community is rather like Hollywood. Everyone wants a piece and those in the ‘light’ are literally celebrities whether they like it or not. I’m learning the difference between seeking guidance & using other’s as a crutch. Don’t be putting people on pedestals.
It all come’s back to that personal inventory. Only you can sort yourself out. Take the advice and direction from teacher’s & mentors then make it work your way in your life. If you’re a sheep & follow along it doesn’t matter how great an idea it won’t work for you if it’s not come from you. It is tricky, it does take time to make it your own, in your own unique way.
Ask yourself ‘are happy right now?’ Are you feeling unsettled, unfulfilled & bored? If you are what would you like to change in your life? Make a list of how you would implement these changes in a no holds barred world. Now go & do it! Stop holding back with if’s, but’s & perceived restrictions. The universe is pushing all of us to be in our excellence right now. You’re so well supported it’s ridiculous! Just trust.
I’m doing just that, trusting. I’ve been feeling the push to make a change in my life. It’s time. I know for sure 100% what I should be doing and it’s not what I’m doing. I’ve set the ball in motion, I’ve done my stock take & the resistance is flooding in fast. That is a sure fired signal of reassurance I’m on the right track with my decision on what to do next…
Watch this space! Ha ha I’m such a tease right?!
Love Seren xx
Just a quick note to say thank you so much to everyone who follows my blog & FB page. It is with huge gratitude I send out to you all for supporting me on this adventure. To know I am reaching just one person is enough to warm my cockles. It still amazes me how far a blog can reach. The emails and messages I receive from around the ‘world’ with such kind words of love are solid evidence I am doing what I’ve been put on this earth to do. I am here to be of service (in the spiritual sense not the waiting tables sense, even though there’s nothing wrong with the latter!) & spread the knowledge I have found of assistance to me in my life through writing.
Sadly there are haters but I don’t let them get me down. They actually help make my voice stronger & louder. I must be doing something right to generate such strong reactions. It cements that I am not a sheep & I’m not afraid to speak my truth. If others want to get in a tizzy over what I say that’s there responsibility not mine. No apologies!
On the plus side I can’t describe how happy it makes me to get such positive feedback from you dear readers. It’s your support that keeps me motoring on doing what I’m doing.
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The first time I received a bouquet of flowers at the door I was ecstatic & a little over whelmed. I was presented with a huge mixed arrangement that was so stunning I couldn’t stop staring at them. The nineteen year old me instantly started a new addiction. Being a poor uni student at the time flower buying was a habit I couldn’t really afford every week. Instead I made sure I treated myself to any flowers I saw on sale. The trick is to head to flower shops/markets at the end of the trading day.
Not only do I enjoy bringing flowers into my life, sending flowers to others gives me just as much joy. My Interflora account is very well used, especially as I have a lot of friends & family overseas.
Why do I enjoy flowers so much? I am a visual, creative person. Most of my high school art classes were spent drawing & painting flowers. They have such depth and personality to them as well as vibrant colours and shapes. A room can come alive with a vase of fresh flowers. Pure joy.
Flowers to me represent nature, life, light, growth and health. Flowers are perfection, uninhabited; it amazes me how they just grow, blossom and bloom. How do they know how to do that? The wonders of Mother Nature. That is why I like having flowers in my home, bringing nature in doors.
Since I gave up drinking alcohol I’m saving a heap of money. This money saved from not buying my weekly bottle (or three) of sparkling white now forms my fun fund. Flowers fall into that category. Replacing an unhealthy habit with a healthy one. It comes down to happiness now. A bottle of wine might make me happy for one night. The next day not so happy. Flowers bring me pleasure for at least a whole week. Other people who visit or live with me will also gain joy from my flowers resent. If something makes me happy I am more than open to spend my hard earned dollars on it.
The other Saturday I did just that. There is a small independent florist stall by the supermarket I go too. This particular day they had a stunning bouquet of sunflowers for only $20. Why not I thought, they will look lovely in my healing room, especially as I had a full schedule of clients coming over. I’ll tell you something else too. Seven days later they are still going strong & I can see them living a few days longer. Amazing what a room filled with good ju ju can do.
Have you replaced a not so healthy habit with a more positive one that brings you joy? Please share in the comments below.
Love Seren xx