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KNOWING IS NOT ENOUGH

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“It’s Time” … flashed a neon sign in my mind! Yes I knew it was time, had known for years; yet in the knowing lay an emptiness. Knowing was not enough. Even when the knowing sang in every cell of my being, pulsating through my essence like a shooting star in the cosmos – knowing was not enough to facilitate change for me.

While my mind remained neutral to the tantalising promise of change, of new beginnings, my spirit hovered between two worlds. Was I ready to leave my comfortable, much loved city home? A home that overflowed with more abundance than I could have imagined. IMG_2197

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In so many respects I was prepared to embrace the new- the knowing understood the truth of my readiness. Had I not experienced much change in my life already, moved homes and cities more often than most ? Importantly did I not now honour and appreciate myself for who I was, leaving myself free to enjoy life’s bounty ? Yes was the answer to both questions.photo-2-beautifil-reflections.jpg

Still I was torn. The adventurer in me longed to fill my life with endless experiences and embrace the unknown. Yet I knew in my heart I had not felt the tingle of change. Do you know that feeling? A tingeling, a shift in conciousness, an anticipation that runs through the body. That is what I was waiting to experience. Until then I cannot embrace fully the idea of new beginnings that would trigger a life away from the City I love to live in a Regional Ocean City. The ocean has been calling me and I had been on the verge of moving to a place I love when my life situation changed. It became clear to me I was now called in the opposite direction.

 If Life had taught me anything it was to trust my instincts above all else.Patiently I wait until the knowing and the feeling embrace each in the dance of change. Then I will know its time ! My cells will rejoice in the dance of change.

Until that time I focus on gratitude for each day and live fully in the present moment.

Blessing Pauline

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Triumph of joy

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CELEBRATING WHO YOU ARE

 Do you honour yourself and your gifts ?

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For many of us, self judgement blocks us from our true essence. Often we compare ourselves to others and then feel we fall short. Finding the true reason for self judgement enables us to free ourselves from often long established patterns. It was during my healing journey I finally faced up to feeling less than…  Growing up with a father who had a brilliant memory left me feeling I wasn’t too bright. At school rote learning was valued highly and a creative mind less so. With a very creative mind and a strong sense of adventure I thrived on an outdoor life.

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It was not until I focused on “healing “after years of supporting my mentally ill husband that I found the courage to look in the mirror . As a carer I had lost contact with who I was, my mirror reflected that emptiness. To heal I focused on letting go of self judgement as I leant to honour myself. During this time I read Socrates words “ Wisest is he who know he knows not. ” The impact of those words was immediate as I realised I didn’t need to have an encyclopedic knowledge of the world ! Once the door was open to discover my gifts I never looked back. It was time to honour my creative mind. My lessons  I recognised came through  personal experience, storytelling and feelings. Once I acknowledged my personal truth I embraced my creative mind that travels like the speed of light at times ! Accepting  and honouring my strengths freed me to soar like Eagle  above the self limitation I had imposed on myself.

May you soar like  Eagle  Blessing Pauline

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Recent Review of Triumph of Joy ~  S. Myers on November 8, 2016
This memoir is written from the depths of anguish as the author struggles to reclaim her passion for life and her sense of self after personal tragedy. The journey is victorious and joy ultimately prevails; we are right there with Pauline Robinson every step of the way. She is a lovely writer, with a keen talent for describing the spiritual gifts that nature brings to those that grieve. Anyone familiar with the wreckage that PTSD inflicts on those who have served and their families, will want to read this and share it. “Triumph of Joy” provides a path through a terrible storm.
Coming soon… the 3rd book in the #No 1 Best Seller 365 Series   365 Life Shifts  
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Earth Angels

Do you believe in Earth Angels?

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After years of pain and trauma, I heard my soul whisper ~ You need to write your story! Upset at the prospect of facing my pain I ignored the whispering of my soul. The whispers were not stilled however and continued to invite me …write your story. Distressed at the thought of sharing my pain with the world I again ignored the message, but how do you hide from your own soul?

Still the message swept across my heart like a gentle breeze entreating me to listen, unsettling me as I tried to hide from my past. Reaching deep within the words tapped on the locked door of my past forcing me to ask . Why should I write my story I am not famous or an intellectual ! I am just an ordinary person. It is your very ordinariness that will help others relied the reassuring whisper of my soul.

Unable to find a way to deny the idea of helping others I began to write…

Tentative, nervous fingers danced on the unfamiliar keyboard as I tasted the sweet sensation of writing. Driven by an inner voice to write my story, I was at a loss as to how to begin. Afraid that, just as a thief in the night invades sacred spaces in another’s private world, the written word would seep into my raw wounds, pry open the hidden pain and delve deeply into a soul lost to itself. Like heavy raindrops words appeared, one by one, drop by drop. Each raindrop a fractured tear shattering around me but nobody hears …

Remembering was so painful at times I wanted to give up the attempt to write. One day as I stood on high upon a clifftop overlooking the ocean five pelican fly overheard. Pelicans are one of my favourite birds so I was delighted to see them. As they flew out to sea I enjoyed the grace of their flight. To my surprise and delight one Pelican broke away from the group and flew back.  The beautiful Pelican began to circle above me. Overjoy to see such this glorious creature so close I clapped in joy. The Pelican continued to circle above coming closer and closer each time. So excited was I that I chapped even louder. My clapping caught the attention of onlookers who were enjoying the Pelican too. Still the beautiful bird circled closer. I cried out to him. Thank you Pelican for sharing your beauty with me!  On his final flight he flew so close we locked eyes. As I looked into the eyes of this magnificent bird my body tingled in understanding , the Pelican and I were now one. He had given me the gift of BELIEF.

When I returned home I discovered the spiritual meaning of Pelican ~ Rising above life’s trials ~ Pelican’s message was perfect for me. When I was in distress or filled with self doubt about my writing a Pelican would appear to encourage me to continue.14718600_1143128909074607_6730383568046660150_n

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There are Earth Angels out there ready to guide you on your journey . ~ Blessing Pauline

SOWING SEEDS OF LOVE

 

 Can we continue to sow seeds of love when we are feeling depleted within ourselves?

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At times in our life we wonder how we can rise above the challenges that face us. We may feel so emotionally depleted it is difficult to recognise the beauty and wonder of life. For myself it comes down to our willingness to change our mindset. If we are not able to sift our focus within ourselves then the outside world contains endless examples of willingness that can  inspire us. 

photo (36) This lone flower demonstrates its willingness to survive within concrete. As I observed this tiny flower on my morning walk ,I thought that it must be a struggle to survive in such harsh conditions. Then I realised that although it was surrounded by concrete its roots were being nurtured because they were firmly within the embrace of Mother Earth. So too we are essentially nurtured by Mother Earth, the sun rises each day to give us light and sets to enable us to rest.

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A wonderful example of willingness took place on a train trip. Our train was stopped by a large tree branch across the track. Buses were to replace the train which meant a much longer trip to Sydney. Lots of passengers mumbled and grumbled about the delays. Accepting the changes I walked onto the platform to wait. Before long I noticed a lady with a small group surrounding her. Curious about what was happening I joined the small group and discovered they were watching the lady paint. Later when I chatted to the lady she explained to me that the reason she and her teenage son were on the train was because he had refused to board the plane they had booked for their trip to Brisbane. Her special needs son disliked crowds so the mother thought a train cabin was the best option. The family was returning to Brisbane where the recent bushfires had destroyed their home. As her son was sleeping the mum ( A portrait artist ) decided to make the most of the delay and paint the portrait of two passengers.The elderly woman in the picture loved it so much she bought the painting. As she did so the elderly lady explained she had just returned from overseas where she had her portrait painted in Paris. Sadly she left that portrait on a train. The elderly lady went on to say that she loved the picture painted by the lady at the station so much more than the portrait she had lost.

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Not only was I inspired by the willingness of this amazing artist to make the most of the situation, I felt honoured and enriched by the experience. Seeds of love and respect were planted on a railway platform that day as strangers laughed and shared stories. No one noticed the delay rather we all focused on enjoying the moment.

When you plant seeds of love, it’s you that blossoms. ~ Ma Jay Sati Bhagauati

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HEALING THROUGH WORDS

            Do you have a poet or visionary whose words inspires and uplift you ? 

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May you recognise in your life the presence, power, and light of your soul.
May you realise that you are never alone,
that your soul in its brightness and belonging connects you intimately with the rhythm of the universe.
May you have respect for you own individuality and difference.
May you realize that the shape of your soul is unique, that
you have a special destiny here,
that behind the facade of your life there is something
beautiful, good, and eternal happening.
May you learn to see yourself with the same delight, pride,
and expectation with which God sees you in every moment.
John O’ Donohue

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Healing though words may come about by both writing and reading. Often the words of another can give us insight into our hearts longing, while writing freely can release us from the prison of our mind. Sometimes the words we write ourselves can surprise us and open up a new dialogue within our mind.Seeing our personal truth in words can free us to tread a path we may have  otherwise feared to tread.

Writing  Triumph of Joy  opened my heart and soul to healing in a way I could not have imagined. Writing gave me the courage to face even the most fearful aspects of my past and introduced me to a magical world of infinite possibilities that await an open heart.

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YOU ARE THE ARTIST

How will you paint your day? With love, joy and gratitude ?

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Regardless if it’s rain, hail or shine each day is a blank canvas upon which you paint your day. Your attitude guides the stroke of your brush and the colour and experience you bring to your day. May your day be filled with joy, love and gratitude.

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THE OTHER SIDE OF PAIN

 

 

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A few months after the traumatic death of my husband, an inner voice spoke to me of writing my story. Mentally, physically and emotionally exhausted I dismissed the voice immediately. Years of sleep deprivation had left my brain scrabbled. Words deserted me when I tried to speak. How was I to write a book and why? My mind was a vacuum as I struggled to remember even close friends names. Sentences  would dance tantalisingly before me, yet when  I spoke my words tumbled out like children’s blocks scattered all over the floor.

Still the inner voice continued to invite me to write my story. Frustrated I asked “Why should  I write my story ? I am not famous or an intellectual, I am just an ordinary person! “The answer I received surprised me ~ It is your very ordinariness that can help others. Hum ~ I had no reply to that answer. Finally I did begin.

Like heavy raindrops words appeared, one by one, drop by drop. Each raindrop was a fractured tear shattering around me but nobody hears…  ( prologue Triumph of Joy )

Painful memories had to be relived. Day after day I remained at the computer as tears of pain tore away at the wall I had built around my heart. Those raze-blade tears began to expose the truth. Nights were filled with endless nightmares as suppressed pain broke though. Numerous times I was ready to give up. Yet I did not ! After publication of my book  I came to understand that by exposing my pain and finding the courage to share my story  many readers felt free to touch on their own pain. In the words of one reader : I found the courage to open the curtain on my own pain. 

When we find the courage to touch on our deepest, darkest pain, we set ourselves free to be who we are ! Just as a locus flower grows out of murky water, we have the power to rise above a dark past. In doing so we allow our spirit to share its natural beauty with the world.  To buy my book go to~ http://triumphofjoy.comOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA