2020… down but not out

If you’re thinking like many that you can’t wait for 2020 to be over stop for a moment! Don’t wish it all away and expect that on the stroke of midnight new years eve that everything will be better. There is still plenty of time to do something positive this year and you have the choice right now and in this moment to decide how you’re going to show up. How you are going to behave. And how you are looking at yourself and the world around you. It’s always a choice.

There’s no time like now to start something new… So how have you been showing up and what thoughts have been occupying your mind of late?

“Watch your thoughts, they become your words; watch your words, they become your actions; watch your actions, they become your habits; watch your habits, they become your character; watch your character, it becomes your destiny.”

~ Lao Tzu

Your destiny really is in your hands. Life is a “choose your own adventure” and there’s no second prize for allowing someone else or something else take the reins and drive your carriage for you. It can feel safe to do this as you then have someone else to blame when it all goes horribly wrong but is that really the way you want to live your life? Let someone else control it for you? It’s time for you to take sovereign rights over your own life. To be in charge of your own destiny and to be the one calling the shots. Don’t just be led along. Be bold and empowered. Take the wheel. Take responsibility for yourself. Live your TRUE WILD SELF…

(Note to self: This work is ongoing and takes practice and sometimes things don’t work out the way you imagine they will. And sometimes it’s just plain hard going. There will be be times when you want to give up or take the easy option but if you keep going the feeling you will get when you live life on your own terms is second to none. It is all empowering and you will feel unstoppable. Even if you a mistake or have a little slip up you will feel ok because you made that decision. Love yourself a little. Forgive yourself and move on. You’ve got this!)

We are all blessed to be here on this earth and we get many chances in our lives to live as the best version of ourselves. Don’t let that opportunity slip by…

So why wait? Start right now.

Find a quiet spot where you won’t be disturbed (if possible out in nature) and take a moment to settle into this space. Be honest and truthful and kind to yourself as you ask yourself these questions. Take your time to write your reflections in a journal?

  • What am I grateful for right now?
  • How am I showing up in the world?
  • Is this the way I want to be seen or known for?
  • Am I being true to myself?
  • Am I living my life in alignment with my core beliefs and values?
  • What are my core beliefs & values?
  • Where am I holding myself back?
  • Am I allowing myself to fully express my thoughts and emotions?
  • What is it that lights me up and makes me truly happy?
  • How can I bring more of that joy into my life?

Sit with the thoughts and feelings that come up over the next few days & weeks. Be curious. Go on an exploration and really delve into what the answers mean for you. Think also about what habits, thoughts and emotions you may like to let go of and what micro steps you can take every day to bring about new habits, thoughts and meaning into your life. Practice them often and soon you will be living in alignment and others will begin to see your radiant self glow!

Share your loving gifts within your relationships with family, loved ones, friends and neighbours, your community at large. Then turn your attention to your suburb, town, district, region, state, country and then the rest of the world/universe. What is your destiny? How can you shine your light into the world so others by be lit up and in return be given permission to do the same?

Heal the World… Save the Planet…

bushflowergirl

There’s never been a better time to hit the reset button. There is a whiff of hope in the air, of new beginnings, of better things to come. A chance to pivot and course correct. A line in the sand where you can decide how you want to live right now and for the rest of your life.

Go get ’em Tiger…

So I hope that this little love note inspires you in some way to live your life as your true authentic self. Spend a little time out in Nature and enjoy yourself. Dig a little deeper and enquire what it is that lights you up. Then go and do that!

From my heart to yours,

Bushflowergirl xox

ps. drop me a note to let me know how you’re choosing to show up and if you’re really struggling I have some suggestions to get you started.

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