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What Intuition Is and How To Use It

September 27, 2013 in Fear, Intuition by Jill

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Last year in Sri Lanka Matt & I had a difficult decision to make; “which country do we travel to next?” Yes, I know you are probably thinking it is an easy answer, but we had ample of ideas with lists of pros and cons for each. One country which ranked highly was the Philippines, due to its surf, pristine beaches and cheapness.

However, something did not feel right. I said to Matt, “I just have a feeling we should not go there”. I could not explain it, nor could I provide any solid negatives to rule it out.

I felt guilty for thinking of saying no, especially with no logical rationale. After a few weeks I finally did say, “no”. Interestingly, the same day I made the decision to rule it out based on a gut feeling, we learnt the Philippines was experiencing their worst typhoons. As time progressed, they experienced more typhoons, deaths, flooding and earthquakes all in the areas and time frame we were considering visiting. Read the rest of this entry →

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Motivation you need to …

September 8, 2013 in Fear, Inspiration by Jill

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“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

I would not be living the life of my dreams if I only dreamt and talked about it.

I recall after my first big trip overseas saying countless times, “I want to travel the world; to explore new cultures, learn other ways of living, and eat yummy food”.

I wanted to go to India and to climb Mt Everest, but the timing always seemed to be an issue. Now I think about it, it was fear that was holding me back. The fear of not having a job, fear of not having enough money, fear of failing, fear of Matt not being there upon my return, or I would change. These were all real for me.

But, there comes a point when you need to put one foot in front of the other.

As mentioned in Secrets to Free Flowing Money, I created a vision board and had the 21st of March 2012 Read the rest of this entry →

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The Man in the Orange G-String

September 1, 2013 in Fear, Self Love by Jill

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“Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive – the risk to be alive and express what we really are” – Don Miguel Ruiz

It is ironic how a person’s greatest fear is ultimately to be showing their true, authentic self. From the day we were born, beliefs and attitudes, through our parents, teachers, media and society have been inflicted upon us. We have been raised by them, therefore taken them on as our own. Most people have become fearful to challenge them, as they live them out day by day, just as it is the norm.

Each day we get up, dress in clothes, and follow the same routine, driving to work, following societies expectations about what to say, and how to act. In Australia, the ‘Australian Dream’ exists, where you buy your own land, with your own house and a big backyard. The thing about this dream is it is the ‘Australian dream’ not your dream. Read the rest of this entry →

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Gratitude Rocks For Sale!

August 28, 2013 in Fear, Law of Attraction by Jill

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Can you remember a time when you have been on holidays and dreamt about your wildest fantasies for your life? What did it look like for you? Did you want to leave your job and start your own business? Did you want to travel the world? Did you want more happiness in your life? Or find the perfect partner?

Less than 3 years ago my partner, Matt, and I went on a week’s holiday to Monkey Mia and Exmouth, Western Australia. During that holiday there was a shift in me.

One evening on this particular holiday, Matt and I were walking along the beach discussing our dreams. The beach had sporadic huddles of pebbles, and I remember picking one up. I looked at it intently, noticing its pink colour with white and orange speckles, and feeling its shape. I said, “I am grateful for this Read the rest of this entry →

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Dear Life, I Love You

August 25, 2013 in Fear, Law of Attraction, Self Love by Jill

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Nearly 3 years ago I collected a rock, a gratitude rock, on the beach in Monkey Mia. Since then my life has changed. This rock still resides in my pocket, and every time I touch it I say something I am grateful for. By doing this I create more and more by being grateful for what I already have.

The post below was included as part of a series called ‘Dear Life’ on the blog So Many Places by Kim. Every Monday she posts various peoples thank you’s which is both inspiring and uplifting.

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21 August 2013

Hamersely Gorge, Karijini National Park, Western Australia

10:38 am

Dear Life, Read the rest of this entry →

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Vulnerability is the state of Unconditional Love

July 7, 2013 in Affirmations, Fear, Self Love by Jill

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Today, I popped in to a shop to book an appointment for acupuncture and massage session, but it bought me something greater than what I was expecting. The lovely lady, Naomi, and I had a nice chat and on my way out she offered me to pick an affirmation from her box for me to ponder on for the day. I felt my way around the box and pulled out,

Vulnerability is the state of Unconditional Love.

Instantly knowing what it was about, I panicked, heart and throat tightened and I made a quick exit from the shop. In an unprepared and unexpected situation, I was reminded of the need to surrender, to be vulnerable, and allow life to flow organically through me. I obviously resisted it as the evidence ran through my body as tension. Read the rest of this entry →

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Fear of Judgement

June 26, 2013 in Fear by Jill

Is fear of how people will judge you stopping you from living your true dreams and life? Are you thinking about doing something different with your life but the fear of being told you can’t do it stopping you? Are you feeling stuck or trapped in your own fear because you are worried what the ‘neighbour’ will think? Do you fear you may lose friends from doing something out of the ordinary?

All of these questions are ringing a loud yes for me. It was only last week that I shared with Matt my fears about what will people think in relation to creating this blog. Will I lose some friends while I explore the truth in loving myself? What if people think I am not living in the ‘real’ world? What if people think I am ‘different’? What will my family think? Do I even love myself enough to even warrant writing a blog about self love? Read the rest of this entry →