A sign….. post!

Well as I mentioned in my previous post a new path has revealed itself and I think I am going to take it!!

Indeed, I have been exploring and taking the steps which presented themselves to me and as I continued on my journey this signpost appeared…. hmmmmm…..

Signpost and sky

This is offering me more options than I had even considered!

Sometimes the choices we have are actually staring us in the face but we fail to notice what they are.   Sometimes it is just worth stepping back for a moment and considering all you have in your life and realising there are always options.  Even when the going gets tough it is always possible for you to turn a corner and change your life, head in a new direction and find a happier place.  This doesn’t mean you have to travel to a new geographical destination, it might just mean you look at the world you live in with new awareness of what is surrounding you.

Well, in actual fact I don’t need to follow any of the directions this signpost is offering me because I have already arrived at the new destination.  (Don’t get me wrong, I am an explorer and I will be covering all these destinations off at some point; if I haven’t already!).  But for now back to the current situation…….. Where I am standing at the base of this signpost is where I am heading in due course to start a new adventure… Do you know where I am?

Several ideas for turning a new corner and looking at your world differently:

  •   Change the order of your daily routine, mix it up and see what you notice….
  •   Drive, walk, cycle, run, hop to work a different way…
  •   Make the effort to get to know someone you don’t always take much notice of…
  •   Learn something new… from belly dancing to boxing, drawing or singing!
  •   Go some where new… even in your local neighbourhood, I bet there is some where you haven’t been!
  •   Cook a new dish with ingredients you have never used before …
  •   Take a moment to be still and appreciate the elements surrounding you, the air, the earth, the water, the fire and the ether…

And if that doesn’t inspire you, well….

“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!”
― Dr. Seuss

Steps to the future…..

A new direction on my journey has revealed itself and I think I am going to take it!

This year has all ready begun to unravel my future path with clear signs of how all the work in 2012 is beginning to pay off.   The new path appears to be laced with possibilities and positivity which is filling me with joy and excitement.   When we are inspired and happy the effect undoubtedly spreads around us and feeds into others which subsequently opens up further possibilities!

Taking a new path can indeed cause for concern and fear in where it may lead but with a positive attitude and an optimistic frame of mind it is bound to take you to a fruitful destination.  If you can learn from the trials and tribulations along the way, make sense of what you have achieved and experienced, you are surely in a stronger place than before you set off.

Would you care to join me………….

Steps leading through plants

The Four Elements

My recent Wedding Ceremony invoked the four directions of East, South, West and North and aligned all those present with the four elements.  The effect was the most incredible, happy and loving energy which is still pulsating through us.

The guests were not aware until they arrived on the day that they would be seated in an amphitheatre on earth over-looking the beautiful aquamarine water of the ocean, whilst being warmed by the suns glow of fire and breathing in the fresh mountain air.

Our union was blessed with the gifts of each element.   We exchanged personal vows expanding on the qualities of the four elements and the capacity in which they are the foundations and symbols of alignment for our marriage.

There is a great deal for everyone to recognise and consider in the meaning that each element holds.   I hope you find this inspiring and useful:

Earth – is rich, natural and strong yet soft, always growing and patient.

Fire – is passionate, intense and energetic, it generates radiance and warmth.

Water – is fluid and ever changing, never still, vast and fresh.

Air – is positive and carefree, sharing dreams, thoughts and emotions.

Let us not also forget the fifth element – the Ether – our spiritual energy.

“The greatest wisdom is in simplicity, love, respect, tolerance, sharing, gratitude, forgiveness.  It is not complex or elaborate.  All you need is within you.  Find your heart, and you will find your way”.   From Carlos Barrios, Mayan Elder and Ajq’ij of the Eagle Clan.

With this we all joined hands and with our hands our hearts.

The Four Elements - Earth, Air, Fire, Water

The Art of Possibility…….

Wanting to do something and putting your mind to it.   Just make a start!  Sometimes this is actually the hardest part, knowing where to begin?  Well this is the beginning of my blog.  All journeys have to start some where and I am going on a new one exploring and sharing on-line.  My grandmother certainly never had the opportunity to use the world wide web or the chance to be able to travel to the degrees I have been able to.   On the other hand, she is certainly a very wise lady none the less from her own life’s journey and quite adept at the art of possibility.

The reason I am writing about possibility is because I find myself at another life junction.  One where a big decision needs to be made.  This isn’t simply turning left or right, it calls for getting the ordinance survey map out ….(or rather that is what my grandmother would do)… I am grabbing for my google maps and taking the journey that is mapped out immediately once the co-ordinates are plugged in.  Ah, but wait, I am not sure the journey I am going on has actually got co-ordinates…. it is life with unexpected twists and turns…!

Well, anything is possible I guess so I shall just have to hold on and go with the flow!  Let’s see where this goes……..