So, 2017 finished on a high for me and my family. Our eldest son went into his second year as an apprentice builder and spent time sailing the Fraser Coast; our middle son graduated year 12, had his formal, scooted off to schoolies, then ventured to the U.K for football (soccer) and, then returned home to start work and commence training for his new football team. Our youngest accepted on invitation to travel to England (yes, for football) and commence training and playing with his new club-phew!
2018, what a year we are about to embark on………
Our eldest turns 21. Our middle son turns 18. Our baby (who is 14 this year), is heading off to England for football, AND in amongst those things, we are building a house. Exciting to say the least!
We have been living in QLD now for 14 years this coming September, and it has only been now that the stars have aligned for us, to allow us the opportunity to build/buy our home. I know without a doubt, that we are meant to be doing this right now. Every knock back, every time a contract has fallen through, and every prayer in the past that wasn’t answered, has led to us to the here and the now.
Everything happens for a reason,and for whatever the reason is, now is the time for us….
Speaking of 2018 and the now, every new year I take the time within my meditation practice to reflect on the past year, and to set my intentions for the new year, to allow myself to be open to receiving a word, phase; a theme if you like, to guide me through the upcoming year. This year, my intention is to, be inspired or inspire, through self alignment…
I pondered this over for a bit-days actually. I allowed ego to dissect my intention, and push it from my mind; every time I gave permission for that to occur, an event would transpire that would make me acknowledge my intention and own it.
You see, I believe that we are here to be happy.
God/the Universe/spirit (insert whatever is applicable for you) wants us to be living the best life we can, with the circumstances we have been given. Our souls/higher self want to be happy and living a life of “alignment”. My alignment will differ from others; what is heartfelt and good for my soul, will differ to others around me.
When I am truly aligned, my heart and soul sings ( I literally sing, even if I sound woeful), I feel like I am connected to my higher self, kinda like I “remember” why I’m here. My heart is full of love, kindness and compassion to all; and that is what I hope to inspire in others. For everyone to feel aligned, for everyone’s heart to feel full, and for everyone to see/think/feel inspired to live the best life they can, given the circumstances that they have been given.
I have been blessed along the tail end of last year to connect with like-minded people through my love of essential oils. I have sat on the sidelines watching, as well as tentatively interacting with them, but more importantly, allowing myself to be inspired by these beautiful souls of women, that I have had the pleasure of connecting with. I am implementing the oils into my daily practices more and more, I use them to compliment the lifestyle I choose to live, the diet I choose to eat, and the toxic free environment I choose to immerse myself in (this to me means people, energy and chemicals), and hopefully, I may inspire others the way these ladies have, and continue to inspire me.
So, this year for me is going to be busy. But, my heart is full, I am feeling inspired and aligned, and I can not wait to see what manifests for myself and my family as 2018 unfolds.
Until next time, take care of you.