I’m so sorry for the recent silence from my end, but rest assured – I’m still meditating, doing aura readings and eating an elephant. To explain the elephant first, I only hope the phrase translates well – it’s an adaption of the old saying “How do you eat an elephant? One slice at a time” I’ve been involved in a VERY exciting project for the last month and a half, and it’s almost at the finishing touches stage. I’ll gladly share more upon completion, but right now I don’t want to reveal too much. Needless to say, this project has kept me rather busy, but also stretched me in a positive way – I’ve been able to silence the voice in my head that, when I first started working on this, was full of panicked swear words and was utterly convinced that this was a bad idea and staying where I was would end up being MUCH better for me. THAT GUY, oh boy! What a jerk that negative voice is! It’s a good thing I can now laugh at what he thought initially, but I won’t lie – this project has given me moments where it’s all been very overwhelming. I’ve learned a few good lessons while doing it, metaphysical and otherwise:
1) The voice in your head that’s telling you that you can’t is simply afraid that you will. This project has had me using skills that I one briefly acquired about 15 years ago – I’ve had to re-learn a bunch of things, work with them and build on my minuscule amount of knowledge to find out what’s working and what isn’t.
2) Trust your guides. The fairies actually came through strong on this one. I went to sleep one night, not long after I started. I didn’t know what the project would look like, how I would get it to work, anything. I asked for guidance, and woke up in the morning knowing it EXACTLY. To the best of my knowledge, I’ve followed that guidance as closely as I can.
3) Building on that, ask for help where it’s needed. It’s so easy to close up, to try and take sole ownership, to get so involved in a task that you develop tunnel vision and don’t see when maybe you need a hand, and woe betide anyone who dares to offer any form of hint, no matter how much they think they’re helping. In honesty, for the first week or so, I got like that. This was something that was dear to me, and I wanted to develop it all 100% – if anyone else did it, then I was taking the easy way out. Then I got stuck. Something happened, and the project took a backwards step. I had a choice:
I could get frustrated and overwhelmed by this, then quit – which I’ve done in the past – or ask for help. Luckily, I chose the second option, and some dear friends of mine have been able to come through with guidance and assistance where needed.
4) Routines can be good and bad, and you can change one to the other. In the last month or so, I’ve gotten into a good morning routine before work. I get up and meditate for 10-15 minutes before getting ready for the day. It helps calm me and quiet my mind, which is a wonderful feeling. Another good routine I’m getting into is running again. I’m once again feeling more healthy and I enjoy being outside in the fresh air. A routine I need to work on is my eating habits – lately I’ve been taking the easy way out when it comes to cooking, and it’s undoing the positive strides I’m making with running and exercising. My goal isn’t to lose 10 kilos or to get a six pack, it’s simply to be the best me I can be, because the better I feel and the more connected with my guides and angels I am, the more I can help people.
Additionally, here’s something else. I often talk about how the universe wants to help, and your guides will help when asked. I’d like to give a massive shout out to the angels that watch over my for keeping me safe this weekend. I was on a road trip with a mate to the coast, and the weather’s been pretty awful the last few days. The angels helped me out by giving the car treatable mechanical issues in the morning (yes, it took me an hour and a half to fix, but it meant that I was on narrow, winding roads in the afternoon when there was less traffic around) and when we came back we almost ran out of petrol. I’m not kidding, we were on vapour for the last mile or two. Thankfully, there was a downhill slope so we could coast into the petrol station, but for the ten minute drive from my friend’s house to the petrol station, I was behind the wheel just asking the angels for help repeatedly (I was driving my Mum’s car – with her knowledge – but I didn’t want to run out of petrol, that’s Driving 101!) After this weekend (and especially this afternoon), I’m convinced that the angels were actively looking out for me. In fact, I’m of the opinion that they may have been behind the car, pushing it along to help me get to the petrol station. Regardless, thank you to my angels and guides for keeping myself and my friend protected and safe as we drove.
So where to from here? Well, the project is almost at the final stages, and I’ve learned that you should treat petrol stations like toilets – go when you get the chance, because you may not always get another before it’s too late. So onward and upward, and let’s keep doing wonderful things!
* No elephants were actually harmed.