January 2015

Natural. The New Normal.

January 30, 2015

What an incredible few weeks it’s been so far. I’ve just returned from module 4 of the Clarity practitioner program and can definitely say there’s been some behind-the-scenes gentle ‘software’ upgrade going on in my head!

Since then I have been going over the whole ‘natural’ versus ‘normal’ discussion Jamie shared with us and looking at the state of things going on currently at work, where our organization announced 7,000 job cuts over the next few weeks, insecurity and fearful thinking are running rampant in every corridor and meeting room at work. Yet, despite it all I’m finding myself in a space of still inner calm, I can’t explain or understand it but I am definitely noticing it more. My wonderment comes as my intellect trying to make sense of this because what we know as ‘normal’ in times of downsizing and layoffs is stress, worry, anxiety, fearful thinking (you get the hint…) and feelings of peace, calm, stillness are definitely not considered a normal state to be in – if anything they bring about strange looks and whisperings of living in denial; yet without trying to actively get myself into this calmer state-of-mind I’m finding myself more and more there, which begs the question then is this a natural occurrence?

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Hope … and all that jazz!

January 1, 2015

I need to take a moment to reflect that we really are in 2015! How did these last twelve months spin by? What a year it’s been. I’ll have to rewind a bit earlier, 13 months ago something started to ‘stir’. I had no idea what was in store for me but over a year on I’m finally getting reacquainted with my true self!

I’ve always been a worrier, ever since grade school, worrying about grades, not doing well enough, not being liked enough, not saying the “right” thing, or choosing the “right” major in school, keeping everyone happy (but me!), trying so very hard to “fit” into a model ascribed by social doctrines and traditions that my soul found very hard to digest, yet, I had to comply. Or so I “thought”…

Fast-forward to November 2013, a point in my life I’d say was my ultimate “worry” destination. With looming redundancies, a then 2-year old to look after and a back injury that left me out of work for three weeks life looked at its bleakest for me. Randomly without much thinking I recall reading an email about a workshop on Clarity for Business and Personal success that was being held in London in February. For some strange reason I felt compelled to sign up. That email then spurred a curiosity about the title of the book Clarity, which led to me ordering and reading the book which then spun off a myriad of other books that soon followed including Michael Neill’s  ‘The Inside Out Revolution’… Again, all I can remember from that time was something stirring but I couldn’t really put my finger on it, I had no clue what was going on but I remember for the first time in a long while I felt good…

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