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Glad To Be Alive.

Stepping into a place of great stability, of anchoring into earth so deep, of meeting synchronicity. Those who share my deepest heart, the private part, that tiny bit I may not show to most, say oh what change are you. Oh what change are you, the story full is coming out, trailer to a cinema nearby, the glimpse of future new. Each moment reveals the next true step, from point to point I go like the fool, trusting even the place where nought seems to lie beneath. My safety net a  sense of renewal and faith, that there is some kind of reason infusing this forward motion into time and space, a reality that I consciously choose to inhabit.

Consciousness inching forward and flowing into prepared pathways opened up in previous volcanic eruptions, movement of earth, flow of blood and lymph, beat of heart. I come fully present into the cells of this magnificent vehicle and there is nothing that can prevent me from being here in this moment, and this and this and this moment………the gift of the present moment, is all we truly have. And there is usually a lot to be grateful for as you tune in to that particular moment in the flow of your time, to be alive in the sweet and warm embrace of an eager summer, hearing the birds and feeling the new life in the air.


To be alive is a wonder in itself, are not bodies incredible things the way they come together as a giant community of intelligent cells, all working harmoniously together to create these creatures known as human beings.  To keep yourself in your body stay in your heart, it is when you bail out there that you leave your body and whatever is moving in you is very likely to get stuck. The less that gets stuck the less you have to clear, I am not a fan of unnecessary house work, if you don’t need to make a mess then don’t!

I am in deep gratitude for a period of time where I am content and not being triggered much if at all, its been a while and it is really nice to lose the drama, maybe it needs to stay lost.


Here is a video of Eckhart Tolle talking about being present in your body, his own presence is not only aligned with what he is saying, it is conveyed with beautiful simplicity, enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LS2x7FEqoNA&list=PL226AB6DD51624C3A&index=1

Just Do It.

“Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive – the risk to be alive and express what we really are.”

Don Miguel Ruiz

This quote came through in an email I received, it was from a man who had just been through some big health challenges, where the fear of death was very present. Having come through it he was feeling a rush of energy and commitment to living his life to the full, I guess it was what we sometimes refer to as a wake up call. We’ve all had them, in a mythic story it’s known as ‘the call to action’ , in such tales our hero or heroine responds to the challenge and sets off on a journey of discovery. They meet allies along the way as well as new aspects of themselves and at the end of the story they come back triumphant to be acknowledged by their community.

Everyone has this opportunity at some stage in their lives, but how many actually grasp the chance with both hands and take the risk of being fully alive! It isn’t the easy choice, it will usually take you right out of your comfort zone, frighten the living bejesus out of you at times. But the alternative is to live in a comfortable mediocrity, always wondering what might have happened if you hadn’t been so scared.

One of the many good things I’ve found with getting older is that you care a lot less what other people think of you, makes risk taking a lot less riskier. My mother is a good example of this, at 71 she had her first ever art exhibition, and has been madly painting ever since. She sold some paintings at the exhibition but has a long way to go in order to be truly successful, and I am so delighted to see her determination to let nothing stand in her way.

Art by Cheryl Laizans.

Art by Cheryl Laizans.

Whether you achieve big successes with your dreams or not, the fact that you are following your heart is a recipe for a happy life. So don’t wait for life to trip you up and try to shake you awake, do it now, and now, and now!!

Just do it.

Alive And Well.

I’m in a rather wonderful space at the moment with food, the old addictions seem to be simply falling away without me even trying to make any changes. Of course I have been slowly refining my diet over the years, gradually introducing better habits, but there is something new going on here. I feel very different after all the changes that have been happening in my inner world.

I’ve had quite a journey with food over the years, much of it full of donuts and chocolate, chips and lollies, wine, champagne and beer. There was a hole inside of me that I used to fill with what I thought of as comfort food, the alcohol would smooth away the edges of the darkness and I would feel better for a brief period. But in the end these ways of coping are self-defeating and the time comes when you have to look inside yourself, the place where all the answers lie. As what is inside becomes clearer it is easier to make choices that serve you well on all levels of your being.

I start the day with a green smoothie, there is a wonderful garden where I am currently house sitting, so my greens are coming directly from the garden to the blender. There is something about having that direct connection with the food you are eating that enriches the experience somehow, it’s even better than getting my organic local greens from the co-op. When you eat raw food you are getting living enzymes that would have been destroyed by the cooking process, eating straight from the garden somehow has even more of that sense of aliveness!

And that is the key to what I am trying to explore here, I am feeling so much more alive. Parts of me that have been closed down for my whole life are awake and flowing, while I may choose to give my attention to things there is nothing that I really need! I’ve completely lost interest in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, I think my period of watching tv shows on dvd is over for now. What is going on inside of me is far more interesting, and when I look to the outside world I want to be connecting with beautiful people and places, not so hard to do where I live.

So if you are wanting to get healthier don’t just consider the food that you eat although that is important. If you think of yourself as a car then your physical and emotional bodies are providing the fuel, your thoughts are navigating, but if there isn’t a conscious driver at the wheel you could end up in a ditch or off the edge of a cliff!

“L’Chaim” To Life!