Sacred Stories Series: seasonal psycho-spiritual checkpoints to share our history & remind us to pause.
This is the story of small beginnings, this is the story of what happens invisibly, under the earth, before we ever see the results.
What is happening beneath your awareness, deep under your conscious thoughts healing may be occurring. This is the time of year we are most likely to feel well springs of energy bubbling up.
You may suddenly find yourself, one warming Tuesday afternoon, with a paintbrush in your hand and an image on the page before you. When you’d been planning to make a pot of soup and tackle your inbox. But something was emerging and it found it’s way through.
Can you, in this time of lengthening light, pay attention to your dreams?
This is embarrassing, but it seems I have been cutting my toenails wrongly my whole life. It’s tricky because I have reduced sensation and limited fine motor skills but I can’t always get to a professional to help me. So, I found this guide – revelation!
“We all experience ‘soul’ moments in life when we see a magnificent sunrise, hear the call of the loon, see the wrinkles in our mother’s hands or smell the sweetness of a baby. During these moments, our body, as well as our brain, resonates as we experience the glory of being a human being.”
~ Marion Woodman
A reminder that we don’t always have to be trying to upgrade. Enough is golden:
In the early years (starting with the year I chose fearless), my word helped pull me forward as I got closer and closer to the authentic and meaningful life I longed for. I made some big life-altering decisions in those years, partly because my annual word helped clarify my intentions and chart my path. This past year, though, there’s been a shift, and my life has felt deliciously close to what I was dreaming of all of those years when I was choosing words. I don’t feel as much like I need an annual word to draw me forward anymore. The only thing I can think of for 2019 is “more of the same”.
And I know it’s always the ‘getting there’ that is shown as the hard part, but in my experience arriving can be unexpectedly challenging. Arriving at joy or arriving into remission, it all takes time and support to switch out of survival mode into a nuanced space where we can embrace some good.
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The Undaunted Heart Podcast: gives a platform to wellness rebels and sacred revolutionaries on the margins to share their medicine and magic directly with you, wherever you are in the world, or on your life’s journey (previously named Trailblazer Interviews).
Andrea is a coach, facilitator and writer. She’s the creatrix of Coaching as Activism and her work is rooted in love, justice, grief, rage and a vision for liberation. You can explore her work further on http://www.andrearanae.com
In this podcast, we talk about:
The split between healing work and social analysis/awareness.
Divergence in activism, focussing on the urgency of people’s lives, not being able to focus on inner work.
Her Coaching as Activism work
Reclaiming humanity as an alternative to treating the symptoms which is proffered in wellness (and beyond) as a common strategy for change making.
Transcript: I am currently seeking support on Patreon to enable me to offer The Undaunted Heart Podcast as an inclusive offering. At my second goal, I can commit to a 2019 season of The Undaunted Heart Podcast as a bi-monthly release.
My goal is to produce free transcripts so the podcast is accessible to d/Deaf and hearing impaired folx and those who can’t access audio for impairment or environmental reasons. The Undaunted Heart Podcast is one of my favourite parts of my business and I can’t wait to make more and make them accessible for all.
What’s your favourite takeaway from this interview? Let me know in the comments!
Hello 2019! New year, new you, right? Living your best life! #YOLO #blessed
Except, maybe not. And if not, what then? I hear you on this question, let’s look deeper…
A few months ago, I went to the stationers in a small market town where I see clients to buy a new journal (I chose turquoise and rose marbled paper cover, lined paper, gold gilded pages, if you were wondering)
It was then I first felt The 2019 Pressure™.
I saw a rack of gorgeously glittery, pretty, pink-teal-rose-gold notebooks and my excitement grew. Here, I would find a journal for me. But no, as I came closer I saw that all the notebooks had slogans on the covers, things like,
“Make 2019 the BEST”
“Go BIGGER in 2019”
“Best Year EVER”
They weren’t blank journals but diaries and they weren’t simply diaries but continued exhortations to live harder, bigger, faster, better. To achieve more, do more, see more, buy more, be more, more, more.
Quite frankly, I don’t need my diary to tell me off every time I pick it up.
Illness can be devastating, scary and painful. But it can also be depressing, boring and serious. When you are very ill it’s easy to get into the habit of thinking medically and forgetting about the fun, human things that make life bright.
– Can you ask a visitor bring some nail varnish into the hospital, and give you a pretty pedicure?
– How about getting a new, exciting book and reading it aloud, or listening to the audio version?
– Maybe watching your favourite childhood films again would be a fun distraction?
“I have taken on certain online courses or programs that are very cumulative, time-sensitive, or otherwise not the sort of thing that can be easily left & then later returned to. I like with Beyond the Boundaries that it’s easier to do this! I’m currently re-listening to some of the audiobook chapters. It’s nice for fuzzy brain fog brains to be able to return to these things after breaks.” – chase – Victoria, BC, Canada
What you’ll get:
– A downloadable ebook and audio version. In total, over 30,000 words of wellness support, inclusion and action!
– Exclusive Beyond the Boundaries manifesto to super-charge your intention.
– Special bonus resources including:
An interview with Vivienne McMaster, founder of Be Your Own Beloved: exploring self-compassion through self-portraiture. We talk about ways to make this accessible to people who are bed bound or house bound and how working with our image supports healing.
An interview with Huffington Post blogger Heidi McKenzie, founder of Alter Ur Ego wheelchair fashion company on how style can transform perceptions, conversations and connections, her experience as Ms Wheelchair Kentucky and creating an adaptable style solution/revolution.
You’ll also get exclusive printable posters of all your favourite fun things to do from bed to brighten your walls.
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