Countdown is on

Sometimes as we look forward to some things in our lives, we can wish our lives away whilst counting down until we get to our big goal.

STS-129_Launch_Countdown_SignI am 10 days away from going on our 800klm pilgrimige across Spain.  I am trying not to count down the days, but I feel like I am at a loose end.  I don’t feel like watching movies, there are only so many times you can clean the house.  I am just waiting…….

It is exciting to be getting ready for something big.

There have been many times throughout our lives where we may have counted down the days.  Going to school, getting married, starting a new job, buying a house or even having a baby.

So instead of counting down I am savouring the moments.  Noticing the weather, the sky, the sunrise, the temperature.  Visiting important people in my life before I go.

Image by jansenjunction.blogspot.com

Image by jansenjunction.blogspot.com

Oh dear I just cant help myself, 10 days and counting…. Tracy x

Do you follow the breadcrumbs?

Like Hansel and Gretel leaving a trail of breadcrumbs to follow, spirit leaves us a trail or breadcrumbs or messages along our path to follow.

Do you follow the breadcrumbs?

Do you follow the breadcrumbs?

Sometimes something else eats the breadcrumbs and so they appear not to be there. Sometimes we just don’t see the breadcrumbs right under our feet. Sometimes we don’t know that spirit has left us breadcrumbs to follow.

 

How do you follow the breadcrumbs?

Follow your instinctsTrust that spirit is guiding you on your path.

Trust that spirit is leaving you breadcrumbs or messages along the way.

Trust that what you notice is spirit tapping you on the shoulder to say, here is a breadcrumb (message).  It could be a bird, it could be cloud, it could be a song on the radio, it could be the wind.  Notice what you notice…..

 

So what now with the breadcrumbs?

Look for the breadcrumbs, look for the signposts.

thiswayTrust it is a message for you.

Write them down.

Think about what it means to you.

Trust that you will know what it means to you.

They will always be there even if you don’t notice.

 

Enjoy seeing the breadcrumbs along your path.  Tracy xx

What animals appear right under your nose?

Animals join us in our lives, even appearing right under our noses, for a number of reasons.  To give us a message or to bring us strength.

TedBelieve it or not, we all have had animals with us from birth.  Here is my Teddy Bear that was given to me so when I was a baby, a long time ago.  He is in good nick and will one day be an antique!

Juvenile white bellied sea eagleThe other day I was driving to the supermarket and I saw a juvenile white bellied sea eagle.  You cant miss a big bird like that.

They will either catch your eye in real life, or appear in a paper or magazine your reading and even on TV programs you might be watching.

The point is they are right under your nose and you have noticed them.  So what does that mean?  It means they have a message to tell you. Let me tell you how do you work that out.

You can buy books that tell you about animal meanings, or you can read my ‘animal message of the week’ on my Sparkle Connection facebook page.  My best tip and the easiest one is:

  • Think about what the animal means to you.
  • Consider what were you thinking about as you noticed the animal, the animal can be confirming your thoughts.
  • Lastly what was the animal doing, what does that mean to you.

Animal right under your noseAnimals journey with us everyday, you don’t have to look far to notice them, they will appear right under your nose.

Tracy xx

Did you see the passerby?

Do you take notice of all the things that pass you by in life?

Do you notice the passerby?

Do you notice the passerby?

It could be people, places, things, but it also could be your experiences, sensations and emotions.

These things that pass you by, occur because you are meant to experience them.  If you don’t notice them, then you have missed an opportunity.  An opportunity to learn, grow, experience, love, live and connect.  How many opportunities have you missed?

Sometimes we are so caught up going somewhere, or being something, rather than experiencing the journey of our lives.

Experience life

Experience life

Seeing a passerby, means focusing on the moment, being present, noticing all things around you and lastly its means living life at a slower pace.

Maybe it is time to let go of the outcome, the goal or what is next, and focus on the here and now.  Consider these options:

  • What if you walked slower?
  • What if you stopped to ponder?
  • What if you saw the colours of life?
  • What if you felt everything?
  • What if you saw meaning in all things?
Slow down and experience life

Slow down and experience life

Try today, being slower, noticing more, seeing life in full colour, experiencing every minute of your life, feeling all your emotions and savouring the tastes of life.  You might be surprised at how much wisdom you gain.

Living life moment by moment, Tracy xx