I am inspired by the serenity prayer:
"Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference....”
Taking charge of how I respond to life, allows me the choice to have peace within me if I really want it - given that I cannot control others.
Taking responsibility for my happiness has seriously altered and improved my quality of life.. Accepting myself has been a big part of this change and this in turn has brought even more to celebrate.
Life to me is a journey, not a destination. That means I can choose to accept, enjoy or absolutely love each moment of that journey – no matter how challenging. It's a choice we can all make. Science tells us that our minds have the ability to change, I know that this is possible.
My life so far has taught me that all the material wealth in the world does not equate to a contented life.
As a girl, I had dreams and aspirations as we all do. I looked at people around me and saw what they thought was important. A steady job, a good marriage, children, a home, money and the approval of others. I wanted that, I worked hard to get it. I believed that if I had the approval of others and lovely things to own and use - I would find happiness. Eventually I realised that something was missing, something I really needed, that no one had mentioned before, a sense of wholeness - to fill an empty void within me.
One day, some years later, I found what I was looking for. I found the truth and it changed me and the way I percieved the world forever. I see now that what I learnt was simple, but because I was so conditioned, it hadn't occurred to me before. It was a big shift and it meant that I could finally be honest and transparent with myself and others. It also meant going inwards rather than outwards, although not as a religious practice. It meant that I became more content, relaxed, easier to live with, calmer, clearer and more grateful. Life took on new meaning.
I have been told that people call it "Grace". When things are suddenly clear, simple and loving. It did require reaching an all time low on a personal level, reaching the bottom of the barrel kind of thing and sitting in it, but it was so worthwhile. I became free of my limited thinking and started to really change, or perhaps I should say - restore my true self.
I reset some of my old fashioned, single minded, limited ways of thing. I became the CEO of my own mind and I restructured the company. I have no regrets and I continue to upgrade my worth and my value all the time.
It is exciting to be in charge of my thinking and to monitor my thoughts and to direct the enthusiastic 'mind staff' I have. Although they do sometimes get away on me. Since then, I have learnt more and more about the mind and I continue to study. What I have realised is that it is possible for anyone to do.
It is also wonderful to hear that science now shows evidence that the mind is made of neuro plasticity which enable people to break and change their habits of thinking that, holds them back, causes pain and suffering, and generally restricts wellbeing. I wholeheartedly agree!
I share my depth of knowledge with clients, while I continue with my own personal growth, and although we are all on this journey together, I am well aware that each of us is unique in the way that we uncover our own truth. Many road lead to Rome. I also realise that life is a continuous learning experience for all of us.
You will notice the word ART in my business name. As a passionate artist, art is my expression. It allows me to easily regain my balance when I get distracted by life. I find it beneficial for my clients too, as it requires no skill and allows an opening to discovery as well as a restorative practice. Interactive drawing therapy is also a technique I use to help with uncovering blocks and clearing resistance, along with NLP and EFT. I do the work I love and I love the work I do.
Please note that I am not a registered GP, psychiatrist or a phycologist. If these services are required, please ask and I can make suggestions.
Don't let yesterday use up too much of today
My techniques and tools
IDT Interactive drawing therapy
NLP Neuro linguistic programming
EFT Emotional Freedom Technique