For years my body felt like on a downhill slide of energy, often dozing off to sleep in the middle of a seminar sitting on my chair.
Running my own business, working with private clients, as well as championing some awesome leaders in my team, requires dedicated focus, mental presence and alertness. However, I found increasingly that I was struggling with exhaustion, burnout, adrenal fatigue, fibromyalgia, and simply tiredness that was getting worse. All the tools I have working successfully with my clients, I somehow neglected to use for my own self-care, which is so typical!
Of course, I had a very plausible excuse! Apart from the Leaders and Wise Eagles I was called to serve, I was drawn to helping anyone suffering and struggling emotionally or wellness wise, more often than not giving them therapy and coaching sessions for free, leaving no space for myself.
With my big heart dedicated helping others neglected to nourish my own spirit.
In a very painful way reawakened to the fact that the best - and only way - to help others is to prioritise my own spirit and soul.
There is a mountain of empirical evidence to show that self-care is a crucial component factor of health and longevity.
However, I ignored to prioritise my true calling, I spread myself too wide at my own cost, not looking after myself, yet continued to just push through regardless!
... Until ... I had this strange sensation of not being able to breathe properly and progressively just not feeling right.
One morning I was feeling very nauseous on top of it all. Luckily I was seated as I lost consciousness for a few moments. Ambulance was called as it turned out that I had a heart attack. I was blue-lighted into emergency - and at the hospital I then had a cardiac arrest. I died, but thankfully they brought me back. I now have two stents and live with a pacemaker.
How often have you heard or read about people ignoring the signs and then in a hospital bed come to their senses to re-evaluate their life and their life mission ... their raison d'être, their 'dharma'. Well, clearly that was me!
Here I was in the hospital bed with all the tubes and cables attached to me, with heart and lung monitors bleeping, with the painful after effects of cracked ribs from the resuscitation event and numerous heart surgical interventions, being pushed about to continuous test labs with oxygen tanks in tow ....
Whilst I was grateful that I got a second chance to living, my mind drifted back to my core assignment I had agreed to when I entered this earth realm many decades ago.
As you can read in the About section of this website, my calling, the Paraklesis calling on my life is for the leaders, the champions, the "Wise Eagles". For years I have worked with them and consulted and coached them, so I understand their struggles, so often unseen by people who envy them and quite happily see them fail and fall.
So, whilst I wish I could help everybody, I had to learn the heard way that I needed to scale back, prioritise and set some strong boundaries, and significant self-care!
Apart from changing my lifestyle significantly to a more health conscious and mindful living, I have also now faithfully incorporated a key component to my daily regime. I was introduced to a powerful natural nutritional beverage that I can conveniently incorporate in my still busy life. This product has become a total game changer for me!
My daily activities are now joyfully flowing whilst my overall energy is gently uplifted and feeling great without relying on questionable synthetic booster drinks. I finally feel hopeful that I can fulfil my life mission without the past fatigue, frustrations and health challenges!
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I would be a hypocrite if I told you that it is easy to live a simple mindful life
…. and no, by simple life I don’t mean a minimalist, convent style without material pleasures.
By simple life I mean being mindful, maintaining moment-to-moment awareness of your body, emotions and surroundings.
It’s a type of dynamic meditation where you consciously approach your decisions and your actions without intensive interpretation and without judgment …. basically just simply being fully present in the moment without having hundreds of thoughts running through your mind at the same time.
I would be a hypocrite if I told you that I live a conscious mindful zen life all the time, even with the best intentions. I, too, find myself distracted by the stresses of everyday life, get tangled up in commitments, allow overwhelm to get to me, and end up straying away from my true authentic self.
Like many others, I needed a wake-up call. In my case it was a NDE that allowed me to experience an expanding but unifying oneness within Divine eternity. I experienced the intensity of focus overflowing with welcoming love and joy.
Being returned to this current life and earth experience, I again faced the multiple sensations, pleasant and unpleasant, and feeling the need to distract myself from unpleasantness, resisting pain and emotional trauma … a typical human response!
Within the last year I had to learn lessons that none of my psychology textbooks or my academic degrees taught me. It allowed me to not only deeply be in touch with my own spirit and soul, but also that of my clients’.
After I was brought back from my NDE, I asked myself this serious question: what is the purpose of having been given a second chance? I knew deep down that I needed to live the kind of conscious mindful sacred life myself, in order to inspire and impact the lives of others.
It took me about a year to learn getting on this path myself, so I could share with you out of my own life, how I at times ‘fell off the wagon’ again, learnt to pick myself up, learnt the importance of community, learnt how to use vibrational energy psychology tools *without* distracting from feeling all one’s feelings deeply, feeling one’s way through them to the vast soul space in which all feelings are embraced, and facing them with gratitude.
I learnt how to create simple meditative rituals, whilst preparing conscious cooking and mindful eating and other activities.
Creating a conscious sacred living environment to reduce the times of ‘falling off the wagon’ and support this enhanced lifestyle.
Being aware of what we feed ourselves with, physical food, emotional food and mind food to enjoy wholesome mental health, joyful longevity, positive, ageless vibrancy.
I am also in the process of creating a conscious mindful sacred living community … why? Because I have experienced that life as we know it can be over in a heartbeat (or lack of it).
Whilst, I have no fear of death, and my NDE was spectacularly beautiful, there are many of us who have not completed their mission in this lifetime. This life is not just for us to live in the fullest, but also to impact others with healing, hope and joy.
As I wish to convey with my picture: let’s turn and rise up to live in the light