Thursday, 22 January 2015

From my Journal..

A new series of raw musings, straight from the pages of my journal. Thoughts, about life, change, dreams, the future and finding home.

Written on the First Full Moon of the 2015..

"So here we are settling into to 2015. Trying to keep the pace gentle, the approach simple, and the 'to dos' a joy rather than a burden.  And as the full moon lingers in the in the sky tonight, I make sure to come home, both within my soul and my journal.  To feed the yearning desire of my heart to nestle in and truly connect to the radiant source energy that abounds. This journey, my soul journey is now really just beginning, and with a lighter load, an awakened understanding I am now able to really connect, to the land, to the sky, to who I am. I said once I wanted each day of my life to feel like Confest, I wanted to create a new version of my life, free from the heavy energy of the current paradigm. And I finally feel like I'm getting a little closer to making this happen, with less stuff, a deeper connection and a sense of lightness, a release of the baggage I was carrying for so long. Lightness in my being, light to guide my path.  And while I still feel a longing to reconnect with a tribe I am yet to meet, and to find our real home, a property of our very own, I know I am doing what I can with what I have and right now, that's what counts. So I feel like I've done the easy part, the physical letting go, now it's about going deeper and begin to finally make peace. Finding the teacher and the healer within, trusting my intuition, not being afraid of what may appear in in my tarot readings, but to learn from them.  Not worrying if I am enough, or is we have enough, but learning how to make do and feel content with who I am.  And to really let go, and not worry about what others think, but start somewhere and keep just moving forward. 

'Live simply, give more, expect less', it's a good one isn't it. Expectation is something that's so difficult to overcome, so ingrained over the years. And this year it's about embracing each day without expectation, loving freely, without judgement and rising above the heaviness and the dense energy of this current reality. And it's a choice. Something I can so when I wake up each morning.  I can make a difference, in my thoughts and actions, words and energy. And now I feel like I have to do this, more than ever before. For our future, our dream, I have to let go of the past and take hold of the present.  We know what we want, we know the right place will find us, so now it's about taking steps to make it happen."

Much Love & Light

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Everyday Moments - From the Summer Garden & Kitchen..

Rosemary & a thrifted apron - two of my favourite things..
Everywhere I turn there is another pot or basket of tomatoes - It's time to start preserving..
Homemade rough cut pasta - The first batch of many..
Anzac slice - Such a lovely morning tea treat..
Writing down recipes - from lovely ladies, Rhonda & Emma..
Evening gathering - Ready for zucchini slice..

Much Love & Light 

Monday, 19 January 2015

Capturing the Weekend - 3/52..

"A portrait capturing our weekend, each week, in 2015."

Sunday: 8:30pm - After an early picnic dinner in the park we came home to water the garden and gather a lovely little harvest.  One is collecting zucchinis, the other inspecting tomatoes. 

Much Love & Light

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Conscious Living - A Love List..

"What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make" - Jane Goodall

List #005.. 
A collection of blog posts, articles, short films & links to inspire and invigorate a more conscious way of life. 

January always brings forth the most beautiful and inspiring manifestos and articles, writing that makes my heart sing and truly inspires my soul.  Belinda's post about choosing happiness was honestly is one of the most poignant and moving pieces I've read in a long time.  So too, was Ellie's beautiful simple living manifesto.  I admire both these amazing and passionate women so much, do pop by and share the love, I promise they will make your heart happy too.

And speaking of a happy heart, this open letter to Australia Post from the wonderful ladies at Ecolosophy, really got me thinking this week. Great work ladies, here's to standing up and making wonderful positive changes.

My love for tiny homes grows ever stronger as I dream up the kind of handmade home we would love to build one day.  This TED talk by Andrew Morrison really got me invigorated to start drawing my ideas.

 And I can never go past a gorgeous tiny house tour, a super cute little handmade home or a beautifully crafted Earthship.

The Bharini Effect have done it again, with another thoughtful and inspiring interview with Brie-Ann of Wabi Sabi Well. Not only has the interview inspired me to take more conscious steps in my everyday, but that property, oh my, has helped me plant the vision for the kind of patch of land I'd love for our family.

I'm always gathering new recipes to try and after my first successful batch of apricot jam and homemade passata, and a great win tonight with this pasta recipe, I'm feeling a little bit more confident and adventurous in the kitchen. So in the next few weeks I'd love to try, this cashew cheese, these fabulous olive oil crackers and some wonderful carrot cake truffles. I love using vegetables in baking. What's been happening in your kitchen lately?

Do you have a morning ritual? I'm starting to work on one for us at the moment.  I'm finding a new rhythm in our mornings, balancing mama moments, with quiet soul nourishing snippets, like practicing yoga while making strong mugs of tea. I really enjoyed reading about these morning rituals. Some lovely ways to begin the day.

And this list.. It's never far from my mind and each tip is something I often come back to.

My gorgeous friend Katie gifted me The Simple Life for Christmas and this little book has barely left my side since.  There's so much between it's pages, so many reminders to slow down, be more thoughtful and really enjoy life's everyday simple pleasures.  One chapter I really adored was about bed making and it's something Rhonda also writes about on her amazing, resource filled blog.  I'm taking a new approach to bed making this year, adding a bit more effort and care, to make our bedroom a really lovely and cozy retreat for our family.

Wishing you a beautiful and productive weekend!
Much Love  & Light

PS. You can find previous Love Lists here