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.

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

Do you love your warts?

Have you ever noticed that there are aspects of ourselves we love and are proud of and then there are parts of ourselves that we don’t love.  Sometimes people might ignore those aspects of themselves they don’t love, where as others might focus solely on those aspects they don’t love.  Neither of those behaviours are useful.

953_10952_a_witch_nose_large_make_up_schminke_clownweis_spezial_effekte_wunden_aufklebewunden_glatzenfolie_hautkleber_wi_grSo how do you love your warts?

self-loveSelf love is the answer, loving all parts of yourself, warts and all.

It is easier said than done.  When we don’t love the whole of ourselves we are limit our lives.   We put self imposed rules on ourselves that we should live by and we limit our true potential.

Why not try this.  Write a list of all the aspects of yourself that you love and then write a list of all the aspects of yourself you don’t love.  Did you know that all those aspects of yourself you don’t love, serve a purpose in your life,  or are a result of things you do love. For example as you get older your body changes, it isn’t like it used to be.  Recognise that your body changing is a result of you stepping into the wisdom phase of your life, free of other responsibilities that occur at a younger age.  There is a self love component to every aspect of you, it is useful to find it.  Do this now against every item on your list that you dont love about yourself.

rules-for-allSelf love is also about not living by other peoples rules, but rather writing your own rules.  Also note if some of things you don’t love about yourself are rules set by others that don’t serve you.  Change those rules now too!

It is about reconciling all parts of yourself and becoming whole.

So love your warts, because they are great parts of you too.

Tracy – warts and all xx

What is the aftermath of letting go?

Do you know what happens after you have let go of something?  Would you recognise the aftermath of letting go?

Aftermath_of_San_Francisco_earthquake,_1906After a storm there is peace and tranquillity.  After you have finally let go of people, situations and things, there is peace and tranquillity.

I have talked about letting go before, you might like to revisit that post.

The interesting thing to note is, once you have let something go, there will be nothing left.  By that I mean no emotion.  It means you have dealt with the situation, resolved it, got your lesson and let it go.

hiroshima-aftermath-photographYou may come across a situation that used to trigger, anger, hurt, or jealously etc., but now as you view those same situations there will be nothing, no emotion, it will just be, you will just be.

This will be new.  It might feel quite unusual, get used to it because you have done the work.  It is a new and empowering way of being.

after_the_stormIt will have a flow on affect into other areas of your life, you will be more peaceful, more empowered, trusting in yourself.

If you are not at the no emotion stage, then there is more to be healed, but believe me when I say, once you have done the work the aftermath is a beautiful, peaceful and tranquil nirvana.

Just being…Tracy x