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CAN PIVOTAL MOMENTS CHANGE LIVES?

Can pivotal moments change lives? In an instant can you turn from despair to hope?

For me the answer is YES definitely! Like so many people 2016 was a very tough year! Hanging on by the fingertips emotionally, I felt challenged on so many levels. To the point where I had no energy to continue writing my second book. Each day seemed a challenge. While I believed I had healed pretty well from a traumatic past, I discovered I had to dig even deeper to make peace with past memories that had been triggered by certain events early in 2016. The natural world enabled me to touch the inner silence and acknowledge that any resistance on my part to unresolved pain would only hold me back.

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When the opportunity presented itself to share in the journey of 365 Life Shifts  I said YES!  While still feeling emotionally depleted I realised I had been offered a lifeboat in turbulent seas. Passionate about sharing the beauty and wonder of this world I knew my story offered hope to others. Hope to me is the sunshine of the soul. Supported lovingly by Facebook friends, writers Jodi Chapman and Dan Teck, I was excited and blessed to share my story of a pivotal moment that changed my thought-form enabling me to heal and thrive.

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A little of my story : Finding myself a widow at 47 years old, I felt empty and broken. Mirrors taunted me with that emptiness until I found the courage to take responsibility for my own pain. In that painful and precious moment of truly facing myself, hope swelled in my heart, hope of living fully and reconnecting with my true nature. Yes it did take time to heal, however once I made the decision to take responsibility for my own pain many teachers and guides crossed my path. My totem Crow, whom I write about in my book Triumph of Joy, reminded me to see the past as a teacher; the present as the place of creativity; and the future as a place of inspiration.

Rather than feeling overwhelmed and disappointed that I had achieved very little in 2016, I had February 21 st  2017 to look forward too! Today I share this sacred place with other wonderful contributors as we cross continents and share stories heart to heart to bring hope and inspiration to a world in need of hope and tenderness.

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KNOWING IS NOT ENOUGH

You know change is on the horizon yet you haven’t connected with the energy of new beginnings. Is knowing enough to help you transition emotionally?   cropped-cropped-img_8293.jpg

“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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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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NECTAR OF THE SOUL

 

At times we may feel lost and disconnected. Like a cloud floating endlessly across an expansive sky. So how do we come back into the moment, into alignment?

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My practice if I wish to change my sense of disconnection is to shift my focus outside myself. Focusing on bringing light to the self doubt that is clouding my soul.

Going for a walk immediately shifts my focus to the universal energy of the natural world.There is a special place I visit to make peace with what is. One such morning, sitting on a sandstone ledge, surrounded by bright yellow Grevillea flowers I stilled my mind to release what was troubling me. At the time as a new writer, my confidence and self belief often slipped away, like the tide retreating at the water’s edge. Seeing myself as a real Author although I had received wonderful reviews for my book http://triumphofjoy.com/  was a real challenge. Embracing others kind words about my writing meant stepping into a new reality.

 

photo (48) As I contemplated what writing meant to me, I noticed a bee had landed on a nearby Grevillea flower. As I watched the bee I noticed the tiny creature conducted its business without any uncertainty. I thought to myself  ~a bee knows how to be a bee. This tiny bee is being of  service to the world.  Not only is pollen food for the bee, but some of the pollen drops in flight, which allows cross pollination to take place, benefiting both the plant and the insect. This process of sharing is known as .Symbiosis

 

In that instance my spirits rose as I realised as a writer my words are the sweet nectar of my soul. The tiny bee was showing me just as it sourced nectar for itself it also benefited others. Something I was aching to … be of service.That morning I refocused on the healing power I find in words and how they may benefit others.

I thanked the little bee for enabling me to realise that as  a writer words are the nectar of my soul.

THE ADVENTURE OF LIFE.

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The adventure of life is to Learn.

The purpose of life is to Grow.

The challenge of life is to Overcome.

The essense of life is to Care.

The opportunity of life is to Serve.

The secret of life is to Dare.

The spice of life is to Befriend.

The beauty of life is to Give.

The joy of life is to Love.

~ William Arthur Ward.

 

 

 

 

The Treasure Within

 

 

         Everyone On Earth Has a Treasure That Awaits Him. ~ Paulo Coelho.

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How do you feel about this quote?  Do you believe you have a gift within you that you would love to nurture and possibly share with the world? Can you feel the power of that gift. What is the difference between believing and knowing? Not only do I believe these words to be true, but I know them to be true for myself because I have embraced my fear of both writing and public speaking. Overcoming those fears has enabled me to grow in more ways than I could ever have imagined. In my experience believing is a question of trusting; of accepting, of having faith, whereas knowing is experiencing and being cognisant with the treasure within.

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It is often when we are taken to the depths of despair that we discover a wellspring of understanding about who we are. That understanding may come from simply knowing ourselves more fully. It may begin with hope ! When we are without hope we are not in alignment with our inner treasure. Our understanding may also come from knowing what we don’t want in our life. When we define what no longer serves us, we become more sensitive to life experiences and can adjust our attitude to ways that serves the self  in a positive way.

Little by little as we let go of self judgment and become more aware of others, that    inner treasure begins to pulsate as the living promise we really are.