Archive for June, 2011
Gratitude Friday – 24 June 2011
Another week in Rich Radiant Real land, and another list of five gratefuls!
- My beautiful husband Darren ‘holding fort’ for a couple of days when I travelled to Melbourne to be with my gravely ill grandfather and to support my gran.
- Seeing the most magnificent, wide end of a rainbow on the drive in to Melbourne – dark storm clouds behind it with brilliant sunshine shining on the clouds, creating an absolutely breathtaking, brilliant, deeply coloured rainbow. (Rainbows mean a lot to me at the moment, because my daughters and I have been reading about rainbows and their soothing heart connection in the book by Petrea King called You, Me and the Rainbow.)
- Meeting a whole host of wonderful businesspeople in Ballarat.
- Helping spread the abundant, gentle wisdom of natural beauty expert Shakaya Leone, on a teleseminar I hosted called Mother Nature’s Beauty Secrets: How to ‘Get Gorgeous Naturally’! Even though the live call is over, you can still sign up for the call (until nearly the end of this month) to receive an email that contains a download to a recording of the call. I HIGHLY recommend that you listen to this call.
- Listening to a call by one of my mentors, Ali Brown, about working as a team with our higher power. Absolutely beautiful.
Take care, my lovelies. Big hugs…
How to ‘Get Gorgeous’, Naturally
In just a few minutes, we’ll be starting this month’s free Rich Radiant Real teleseminar, with natural beauty expert Shakaya Leone.
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If you miss the live call, you can still sign up for the call for a couple of weeks – you’ll receive the download link in the initial email.
Gratitude Friday – 17 June 2011
Ooh-wee! Has it really been another week? This has been such a whirlwind week for me, with two trips to Melbourne, an unwell babe at home (I’m so fortunate to work from home and to have created a fabulous, flexible life, so that I can be here for my children), a cuppatea with a friend and an amazing connection with a new client.
So, what am I grateful for this week, apart from the above? Here are a few treasures:
- Visiting a luxe venue in Ballarat – one that will serve as the location for an upcoming, very special… (can’t say anymore, sorry! You’ll be hearing more about this soon!)
- Seeing my Grandad in hospital, and spending time with my mum before dropping her back at the airport.
- My mum having a safe (if delayed) flight home, despite all the airborne volcanic ash that’s been playing havoc with flights!
- Seeing beautiful bare-boned trees around Ballarat – I love knowing that winter is here and that nature is resting, yet preparing (behind the scenes) for all the buds that will burst forth in a couple of months’ time.
- My gran having taped the final three Oprah shows, and me making time to relax and watch them. I LOVE Oprah!
Wishing you a simply wonderful, abundant, blessed, delightful, deeply loving and prosperous week.
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Gratitude Friday – 10 June 2011
Hello! How ARE you? Hasn’t this been another amazing week? Here are five things for which I am very, very appreciative this week:
- Having a fun afternoon with my family, visiting the nearby country town of Daylesford, and visiting the Daylesford Makers’ Market at the town hall (pictured above).
- Speaking with my grandad by phone (he’s in hospital) and having lovely chats with him.
- Darren taking the girls to school when I wasn’t feeling well (thanks, darling!).
- Having a fridge stocked full of scrumptious, life-giving food.
- A lady at a shopping centre car park stopping her car to let me out of my park, where I’d sat for a few minutes prior trying to get out! I rewarded her with a grateful smile and a mouthed ‘thank you!’, and she gave me a lovely smile back. Aren’t people kind?
Have a wonderful weekend, and be sure to make a point of looking out for heaps of things for which you’re grateful, even if they’re just small things. A lot of small things sure add up!
Creating Gifts of Love
We seem to be on a bit of a crafty/home-made theme at the moment on the Rich Radiant Real blog – I think it’s because things that are made by hand carry a special energy, transferring love from the creator to the recipient.
I always love receiving home-made gifts, because (from my few attempts at sewing and knitting over the years) I know how much work can go into them!
My stepmum Brenda, who lives with my dad in Devon, England, has always been the crafty sort. As a wedding gift, she made us the most gorgeous patchwork quilt, and when our girls were younger they received all sorts of special, heirloom-type treasures such as handmade teddies, Christmas stockings and advent calendars. We could feel the love!
After injuring her ankle last year and becoming house-bound during her recovery, Brenda was able to spend even more time on her passion. She’s always had a craft project on the go (in fact, she sells at many craft fairs in the UK), but this unexpected ‘extra time’ after her injury meant she could go full throttle! Funny how adversity can actually create opportunity, isn’t it?
Brenda decided to start her own website, selling her adorable hand-made children’s accessories, shoes, clothes, teddies and pramsets. (The overalls in the pic above are from her range.) I bought a little pair of Brenda’s red booties for my newborn baby niece last year (she’s called Scarlett, so I thought red shoes would be appropriate), and they were just lovely. It was so great knowing they’d been created with love and care, for precious little tootsies.
If you’d like to check out Brenda’s new website, just head here. Don’t worry if you don’t live in the UK, because she sends her work all over the world.
I hope you’re inspired by Brenda’s story – if a setback occurs, look for the blessing, and if you love doing something, do more of it! Simply follow your bliss…
PS Bren, thank you for being such a beautiful stepmum, and for sharing your love with us.
A Melting Moment
We love spending time together as a family, so on Saturday Darren, the girls and I drove to the pretty country town of Daylesford. It only took just over half an hour, which is better than the nearly two hours it used to take us from Melbourne!
The trip was interesting not only for the beautiful rural scenery (and it was a sunny day, which always makes us feel good), but because we periodically slowed to follow bunches of cyclists who were racing.
Once in Daylesford (contented sigh… it really is one of my favourite places), we visited the cute-as-a-button Lark Store, had a scrumptious afternoon tea, and headed to the town hall for the Daylesford Makers’ Market.
Inside were many talented craftspeople presenting their wares, including Julie Andrews of Urthly Organics. Bendigo-based Julie makes a scrumptious range of body and lip butters, face and skin creams, vegetable soaps, toothpastes… and melting moments for the bath.
I LOVE finding sources of natural skincare (you know I’m always banging on about living naturally, so that your vibration is high and therefore in high ‘attracting’ mode), so I came away with a brown paper shopping bag full of goodies.
As I type, I’m inhaling the aroma of the range’s ’Australian organic lemon-scented ironbark body butter’, which includes ‘love’ as its first ingredient (love THAT!), followed by ingredients such as lavender, aloe vera, certified organic shea butter, unrefined cocoa butter… and the list goes on. I tried this body butter yesterday, and it’s so creamy and rich – great for dry winter weather.
I had also bought some ‘melting moments’ (see the pic above – doesn’t it look like a block of chunky chocolate?), which make your skin silky smooth. I bought these because I realised that it had been quite a while since I had a relaxing bath, and what better excuse than to road-test these for you?
You run very hot water at the start, drop in a melting moment block so that it starts melting, and then adjust the water temperature as the bath fills.
The melting moments come in packs of three, but here’s what an individual ‘moment’ looks like:
Just like a hunk of white chocolate, don’t you think?
And yep, my skin really did feel silky afterwards. Lovely. Thank goodness there are two more moments in the pack. Can’t wait to do some more ‘unwinding’!
Wishing you many ‘melting moments’ of bathtime bliss…
Gratitude Friday – 3 June 2011
This week unfurled beautifully for me, revealing so many, many things for which I am truly grateful.
A few favourites:
- The dentist doing a beautiful job filling the bottoms of Evie’s broken teeth – we have Evie’s old smile back! She was the perfect patient, which made it much easier for the dentist (he did an awesome job).
- My Gran taping the final Oprah shows, so that I can watch them at my leisure.
- Discovering Egyptian cotton flannelette sheets on special, and enjoying their superb warmth – it’s like being wrapped in a big, warm, cuddly hug!
- Taking part in my monthly Mastermind call, and receiving great feedback and ideas about something I’m planning (stay tuned!).
- Chatting with an old friend from Queensland for over an hour, catching up on at least six months’ worth of news.
What are you grateful for this week? Each and every day offers us so many… Would you like to share a few with us? Then feel free to leave a comment below.
The Four Words You Should NEVER Say
Our thoughts and our words are pretty important when it comes to creating our reality.
Actually, they’re super important.
Your thoughts and words help you create a vibration of a certain frequency, which radiates out into the world and attracts vibrations of a like nature. When there’s a better vibration going out, better ‘stuff’ comes back to you! It’s at times like these that we love the law of attraction.
So, I implore you. Please put your hand on your heart, and swear to never again utter the following words:
‘I can’t afford it.’
How do those words make you feel?
If you’re like most other human beings on this planet, the words ‘I can’t afford it’ make you feel:
- anxious and fearful
- helpless (like a victim of circumstance)
- any combination of the above
OK, so the ‘reality’ might be that your budget reflects a certain amount of expenses, you have a certain amount of income, and you have a certain amount (or lack) of money in your bank accounts.
None of which seems to tally with whatever it is that you’re wanting to buy, or invest in.
So, what can you do or say to change this?
Why not try saying this:
‘How can I afford it?’
or even better…
‘What can I do to afford it?’
See how much more empowering these statements are? They open up possibilities for income, instead of placing you in the role of victim. Practise saying these questions whenever a need for money arises, and soon they’ll become second nature. You’ll start catching yourself before the words ‘I can’t afford it’ even start to form in your thoughts.
This approach has a remarkable, uplifting effect on your vibration. Honestly, amazing, unexpected things really do start to happen! Opportunities can open up, gifts can appear… it’s miraculous.
If ideas for income generation (such as taking on extra or different work) don’t start coming to you, or if the needed funds don’t appear as quickly as you’d like, you could always say:
‘I’m choosing not to purchase this right now.’
This statement, again, puts you in an empowered position, and leaves open the possibility of purchasing the item or service in question in the future.
If money is needed to pay for an emergency situation, or you know intuitively that your life will be genuinely enhanced by purchasing a particular product or service, go back to the earlier positive questions – a way will always be found if your desire is strong enough (although remember to keep the feeling behind your desire ‘positive’, rather than ‘desperate’).
This mindset shift will make a huge difference in your life. Practise it, and see how quickly the universe responds to your new, improved vibration!