It all started with a vision in Shavasana at my local Yoga class.
This guy appeared in my mind, the clearest image I’ve ever seen, as though I had seen him before and the name Tom came to me.
My shavasanas, meditations rarely give me images, or signs, usually there is just calm and back then it was usually creating a to-do list, reminiscing about stupid crap, ready to move onto to the next thing.
The class ended, I walked out and grabbed the latest copy of Holistic Bliss magazine. When I got home I looked at the cover, there looking back at me was Tom Cronin, founder of the Stillness Project and the man hanging out in my vision. This moment was when life as I’d been floating along with changed. I knew I had to, that I would, meet him.
6 months later I saw him speak at an event, another 6 months later I was on his retreat.
In fact exactly 12 months since I had the vision, I was on the retreat.
By that stage I had enrolled with the Beautiful You Coaching Academy, completed my first year at University, change was happening fairly unconsciously.
So many things changed within me on that retreat, at the end of 2016. These things began the catalyst for my 2017 – a year of Expansion.
“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us”
– Joseph Campbell
This year I completed my training with Beautiful You Coaching Academy (Read more about that here), continued my university studies for a Bachelor of Counselling and began my business with doTERRA. I felt deep hurt when one of my closest friends crossed a line very important to me, I felt the uncomfortable growing pains that comes with being in a network marketing business, and I put myself in situations that are way outside of the comfort zone of this little introverted empath.
I discovered how important boundaries are for survival. I learnt how much beauty there is in a desire to serve. I learnt that flicking your mindset has the power to change your trajectory in an instant.
I learnt I am not alone, I am loved and supported and when you think you are alone and no one gets you, all it takes is a leap of faith and the universe will throw you head first into a crowd of souls that are YOUR people.
2017 hasn’t been all roses, but being able to see the beauty in the pains, the stretching and having the ability to look behind and be grateful is priceless.
I am no longer the same person I was on 30th December, 2016. And I am just so so excited to see who I am on 30th December 2018.