Why don’t you… reflect, reset and raise the curtain on positive change?
Why don’t you… invoke and express thanks – today, in this moment?
Why don’t you… host an orgy of appreciation, a fete of fabulousness, a rally of radness celebrating your beautiful, brazen life?
Why don’t you… sprinkle praise and respect on the things/ people/ occurrences that have cracked you open?
And why don’t I kick things off with what’s making me super happy this week!
1. Daily Om
This was my horoscope from Daily Om yesterday and I think it’s a pearler! Totally how I’m feeling at the moment, and the bit about the loving-kindness meditation is something I thought you all might like.
Share Your Joy
Your exuberant mood may encourage you to share your joy with others today. Perhaps you feel that by expressing your delight you are actually in a state of spiritual union with others, and the more joy you pass on, the more joy will manifest in the world.
Doing a loving-kindness meditation today could make it easier for you to create this feeling of happiness and oneness with others. If you can, take a few minutes to sit in silence and watch your breath. With each inhalation, you might picture the energy of the universe filling your heart centre. On each exhale, imagine that you are sending this love-filled energy to the people in your life. Connecting your heart to others in this way could help you deepen your sense of connection with others and fill your interactions with love.
Loving-kindness meditation is a powerful tool that allows us to share the unlimited and unconditional love of the universe with others. When we let this form of energy course through us we begin to see that there is little that truly separates us from other people—our oneness becomes much more apparent. Creating this bond of love therefore enables us to be honest and loving in all of our interactions, and this nurtures greater respect and affection for those who are special in our lives. By visualising the connection of universal energy and love binding you to others today, you will extend the power and strength of your joyfulness to those you care about.
2. Serendipity + Spring!
I talked about letting go and not forcing things that seem to be ‘stuck’ and the rewards that come from releasing and trusting that things will work out perfectly last week – and well, don’t they just! Work out perfectly, I mean. Better than perfect, even.
On Saturday, which shall now be known as The Most Auspicious, Astonishing Day Evah, we viewed our new wedding venue in Byron and it was so breathtakingly beautiful that I got a little bleary-eyed. I seriously thought I’d died and gone to wedding venue heaven. The property is just spectacular – lush, green, incredible views, massive, full of character (I could go on) – and even though our wedding is in May next year, I’m champing at the bit to show you this place (but of course, I’m going to leave you hanging – ha!)
After checking out the venue, we were on cloud nine so we
floated drove to the beach at Wategos in Byron Bay which is one of our favourite spots to chill out. We spend a lot of time in Byron (can you tell?) and Wategos is quite a special beach for us as it’s where we write our goals in the first few days of January each year. Perfect for dream-making and reclining with a camera and a good book on a super warm Spring afternoon.
3. The Last Supper
As you know, the Life Reset festivities have well and truly kicked off around here and that means a whole lotta detoxing! I start my Urban Remedy juice cleanse today (3 days, no food) and have been thoroughly enjoying – seriously – the Clean program for the past two days. I’ll provide some more updates soon, I had planned on updating y’all yesterday but this annoying thing called work stole my lunch break so I couldn’t. Boo.
Anyway, I already mentioned my plans for our ‘Last Supper’ before the detox began but I wanted to share a few pics of the Jamie Oliver meal I whipped up. The photos speak for themselves really – it was the bomb! So flavoursome, explosions of awesome on my tongue. Mmm… I promise I’m not licking the screen right now. Pinky swear. Wait, is that drool on my keyboard?!
4. High-Octane Boosts of Inspiration
From you guys, you all inspire the pants off me! I’m so thrilled that a bunch of you have committed to resetting your life over the next 21 days and I know you’re going to rock it. These comments where you lovingly broadcast your intentions to polish ‘n’ shine those gorgeous lives of yours made me so damn determined to stick this thing out to the blissful end and I hope that checking in here regularly does the same for you.
I can’t rave enough about publicly announcing what you plan to do to keep you accountable – it definitely, absolutely, without a doubt has worked for me. There’s no way I’m going to let any of you – or myself – down!
5. (Another) Secret Project
Can’t say much but I can tell you I’m teaming up with two beautiful ladies (and when I say beautiful, I mean, beautiful – inside and out!) on something really inspiring and enriching that I’m mega excited about. More to come sometime soon!
+ That’s me! I’m going to save the rest (healthy food stuff) for my post about the Clean program, so au revoir for now and don’t forget to leave your happy list below. Why don’t you, hey?!