Words of Wisdom

For BelongingJohn O’Donahue  May you listen to your longing to be free. Maythe frames of your belonging be generousenough for your dreams. May you arise eachday with a voice of blessing whispering in yourheart. May you find a harmony between yoursoul and your life. May the sanctuary of yoursoul never become haunted. May you know theeternal longing that lives at the heart of time.May there be kindness in your gaze when youlook within. May you never place walls betweenthe light and yourself. May you allow the wildbeauty of the invisible world to gather you,mind you and embrace you in belonging.

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Letting go

For as long as I can remember, I have lived with depression. I have spent years hating myself and wishing I was dead. I have lived in a constant state of depression and hopelessness. I have been full of self-doubt, and negative talk. I am my own worst enemy, constantly putting myself down, not taking care of myself, choosing to believe those negative thoughts swirling round in my mind. I’ve been waiting for some miracle cure, a magic spell to rid me of these feelings. I have hoped that someone, anyone would come along and make everything OK. I haven’t allowed myself to work through the reasons behind these feelings. I haven’t allowed them to be important. Instead, I’ve created the truth in my head that these things have happened because I’m depressed, because I’m a bad person, because I deserved them. I’m slowly starting to accept that that isn’t the truth. That I am depressed because of the things that have happened in my life.And that to rid myself of the depression then I have to acknowledge their importance.. and confront them face on so that I can put them to rest When we are born, happiness is an…

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Monday Meditations

a meditation to guide me this week….. Relax, close your eyes and go inside yourself. Slow your breathing down, and feel yourself melting into the floor. Imagine that you’re walking down a beautiful path. A storm is clearing and there is a rainbow in front of you. You stand underneath it and feel it’s warm, bright light filling you with joy. You are connected to all life. You are a rainbow too. “You are strong and safe. You are happy and playful. You are proud and confident. You are kind and caring. You are honest and truthful. You are clever and creative. You are a good friend.”

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Fighting Fear

When I’m crippled with depression, I sit and look at all some people seem to achieve. They create, and connect, and live and truly seem to embrace life and all that it has to offer. Whereas I am sat, alone in my cave, unable to reach out, unable to be apart of the world. And I am jealous. I want to be like everyone else. I want to do something. I do not want life to pass me by. I do not want to be an observer. I want to take part. I want to be involved. I want to make an impact. I’ve overcome the worst of my depression this time. And for the first time, I know that I have to make huge changes in my life if I don’t want to keep having repeat bouts of depression. I’ve trying to overcome my fear of not being good enough, of not having anything to give, of not being important enough, of not being pretty enough…… I think you get the picture. So, I’m taking part. I’m no longer sitting at home watching the world pass by my window. I’m writing here for a start, I’m painting and creating……

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Saturday Link ♥ Love

source Spreading a little more link loving again this week. I love blog hopping and seeing what I stumble across! There’s so much inspiration out there… tell me, what’s your 3 favourite sites?? Brandi’s blog {not your average ordinary} is awesome… *** This made me smile this morning – What are you? *** There’s some good advice here, in the form of post it notes – Things We Forget *** Serpent Mandalas is the blog of an Australian artist. Her work is beautiful and very inspiring. *** If you haven’t seen this video of Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love author) talking about creativity, then go and check it out over here *** Are you subscribed to the Parental Intelligence Newsletter? If not you should head over here and sign up! *** More good advice on Simple Living over at Zen Habits *** And finally, this article put into words some of what I’ve been thinking about lately. *** Hope you’re all having a good weekend Love and blessings

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