All posts tagged: trust

I See You

“You know… they say an elephant never forgets.  What they don’t tell you is, you never forget an elephant.” – Bill Murray , ‘Larger Than Life’ I got to play with elephants today thanks to my Mom (very, very happy face mom :) and wow what an experience. We spent the afternoon at The Elephant Sanctuary  in Hazyview, Mpumalanga and learnt everything there is to know about ellies. Did you know they have unique footprints like us; they move surprisingly quietly due to a shock-absorber type tissue on the soles of their feet; and they can communicate via seismic vibrations felt in the ground!?! I can’t usually handle seeing animals in captivity, it’s just not right and the animals don’t ever seem happy. You can see it in their eyes. It made me feel a bit better though that the ellies here, Casper (27 yrs) and Gitzo (14 yrs), were originally up for auction as part of a culling project, and if they weren’t saved they would’ve ended up in the zoo or circus. There’s something extremely captivating about …

A Sign From The Universe?

It’s been said that everything on the physical plane is a manifestation of something on the metaphysical level. I believe that nothing is a ‘coincidence’ and that physical issues lead me to inquire more about myself and my surroundings on a deeper level. Two days ago I was leaving my apartment when I suddenly fell heavily down my concrete staircase. I hit my coccyx head on and it sent shooting pain right up my spine and down my legs. I think my coccyx is just bruised, not fractured, but it’s incredibly sore! Louise Hay (renowned leader in the self-help movement & author of Heal Your Body) relates lower back pain to fear of money and lack of financial support. Yes, that sounds about right. A year ago I injured my lower back whilst snowboarding so I’ve been dealing with lower back issues on and off since then. In my case, my back pain tends to show up when I’m feeling the most insecure in my life either with money issues or physical security. A Wake Up Call? This recent fall was however so sudden …

The Fool

I absolutely love Osho’s Zen Tarot. It’s always spot on for me. Today I selected The Fool. “Be a fool in the Taoist sense, in the Zen sense. Don´t try to create a wall of knowledge around you. Whatsoever experience comes to you, let it happen, and then go on dropping it. Go on cleaning your mind continuously; go on dying to the past so you remain in the present, herenow, as if just born, just a babe. In the beginning it is going to be very difficult. The world will start taking advantage of you…let them. They are poor fellows. Even if you are cheated and deceived and robbed, let it happen, because that which is really yours cannot be robbed from you, that which is really yours nobody can steal from you. And each time you don´t allow situations to corrupt you, that opportunity will become an integration inside. Your soul will become more crystallized. Adventures await him in the river of life The card indicates that if you trust your intuition right …

Day 6: Getting into the flow

Today’s post is inspired by a special friend of mine who has been through a lot of change lately. In fact, this seems to be a pattern in many people’s lives, including my own. So how can we calm ourselves in these overwhelming times and learn to let go of the reins a bit? First, we have to accept what is, knowing that we won’t feel this way forever and things will change soon enough. And then they’ll change again. And again. Isn’t that the beauty of life? We can view the unknown from a place of fear or we can embrace it and feel excited about the future, knowing that there’s a reason we are going through whatever we are going through right now, and in the end it all works out for the greater good. So instead of fighting and resisting, we learn to accept things as they are and imagine them as we’d like them to be. We meditate. We move – yoga, chi kung or a walk on the beach (whatever …

Be Here Now

I’ve been struggling lately with trying to figure out what my purpose is. I want to do something big, something worthwhile, something to create change in the world. But what….? It seems most people struggle with this at some point in their lives, if not all their life. Yet at an underlying level, I feel we are born knowing that we have a purpose inside us, that there’s work to be done, we just don’t know how to access it. So ofcourse I have been researching and researching over the last few weeks and yesterday came across a book that I think just may have the answers, well for me at least. It is these words that really resonated with me: “Our purpose isn’t a thing, a place, an occupation, a title or even a talent. Our purpose is to be. Our purpose is how we live life, not what role we live. Our purpose is found each moment as we make choices to be who we really are.” – Carol Adrienne (The Purpose of …