August 2018 is a month I won’t forget in a hurry. It has been a real transition for my family and I. There has been a trifecta as three of us have broken up with our lovely partners and there is much sadness around that. Whilst the partings have been sad, mainly through differing expectations and circumstances, the love and friendship still remains. It doesn’t matter about age, it is never an easy transition.
For me it is a time of regrouping and doing everything I can to make the rest of my days as productive as possible. I have always found that when one door closes another inevitably opens if we allow it. The door that has opened for me has been the opportunity of some unexpected professional development which has ben profound and some personal development which is reminding me that we can always learn and grow. I keep my mantra in my head, “It is never too late to find your ‘fabulous’.”
Working five days with Michael Grinder was a real gift. He ‘is a master of, and world renown expert in, the power of influence – the science of non-verbal communication, non-verbal leadership, group dynamics, advanced relationship building skills and presentation skills.’ (From his biography.) I found him to be much more than this and will always be grateful that he has so much faith in what I still have to offer. I mean to make sure that his faith in me is justified. There are plans in place to ensure this happens. I am also appreciating that I am supported by two gifted and insightful coaches, Mardy Penrose and Catherine Palin Brinkworth, who are keeping me on track with goals and changes in the way I do things. When the student is ready the masters appear and if I am going to be of value for others, I must keep working on myself.
We are reminded so often by so many wise and inspired people about the validity of the ‘law of attraction’, and I absolutely know that where we focus our words, thoughts and energy is where our life goes. I have previously mentioned that last year I began to feel my body failing and at times I was unable to walk. I recognised it as a mind body malady as I had gone through a very disappointing breakdown in a work situation that affected me deeply and I had a sense of betrayal. I thought it was all over for me. My shaman son Matt was really tough on me and kept on me about my language, “I can’t walk.” “I am in so much pain.” “I think my working life is over.” I wanted to get a walking stick, but he would not allow this. He felt I was giving up. I thought he was being cruel but oh how grateful I am that he persevered as I feel I have absolutely proven that it is possible to regenerate. I am continually working at getting stronger and with the help of a personal trainer and change of language and energy, I feel stronger and more able than I have in years.
It has been important to recognise that there have been some instances that happened because I did not listen to my intuition and the consequences have given me a clear message. Recently my intuition led me to take up an offer to fulfil a journey with Michelle Gratton from “The soul’s connection”. I resisted at first, but I am certainly gaining an understanding of why I must take this journey. I will write about this in my next blog. There is so much to be excited about including an overseas speaking engagement. It’s never too late to find your ‘fabulous’.