Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Festive Greetings, Thanks, and A Look Back in Joy at 2011

Firstly I'd like to thank everyone who has read and/or supports this blog and my work for their support during 2011.  When you work alone knowing that people are enjoying what you do and finding it useful is very special and I appreciate the support.

Secondly, obviously, I'd like to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy All Year for 2012.  I hope that those not of the Christian persuasion will enjoy the break with their families and loved ones, I find it rather nice to think of other people sharing our traditional holiday and it giving them time with family.

Lastly, let's look back at 2011.  Has it been a perfect year?  No.  Has it been a great year?  Yes.  I've decided that this year I will only remember the highlights and let the petty irritations take care of themselves.  It's a much nicer way to remember a year and it brings only the positive forward with me.

My real-life highlight this year will always be learning to enjoy flying and visiting Sweden, Ireland and America, I have Pierre Hasslebrandt to thank for Sweden and The Six Sense Academy to thank for Ireland.  I will never forget that.  I have Nicky Marshall to thank for Sedona, and I'll never forget that either.  Hopefully next year I will bring in something as wonderful for her.

Travelling really added to my Spiritual development, and it also showed me that people can believe that they all speak the English language but that don't.  I learnt through travel that it is possible to string together a meaningful sentence without understanding the meaning.  I also learnt in Sweden how many colloquialisms we use and how people might think you're over there working in your own language but actually you're frantically editing every word you say to bring it into proper English.  I do not speak 'proper' English LOL.  I also learnt that I love the Swedish people and I'm really excited that some of them are coming to work with me in Glastonbury in 2012.

In Ireland I met some of the warmest, kindest, most supportive people I've ever met.  I don't think I've ever experienced such a welcome.  I also made friends with the wonderful Chrissie Astell and feel like I have a sister for life even though we don't get to talk as much as we would like to.  She's a very busy Angel lady.

In both countries I loved working with people so open minded and willing to try whatever you asked them to with a light heart and total enthusiasm.  Two races of magical people.

In Sedona with Nicky I learnt what "Wow!" means in regard to scenery.  I always think of Britain as stunning (and always will) but Sedona was so unusual there are few words for it.  Again I discovered that English and English are not the same language, and again I found a race of warm, caring people and fantastic pancakes!

I experience earth energy vortices for the first time, loved two and was totally and literally knocked backwards by two.  Nicky was also inspired to attune me to Reiki III on 11/1111 by the side of the creek at the Cathedral Rock Vortex.  It was a spur of the moment decision that just felt right, and I did miss the other girls I did Reiki I and II with, but it was special.

We had a great time in Sedona shopping for the shop and gifts for our loved ones, we also had some quite Spiritual experiences that were personal and special to us.  We ate well, saw amazing wildlife, spoke to Native Americans, walked for miles, climbed rocks, laid flat on our back on buttes inside a medicine wheel (well one of us did, the other one maintained a modicum of decorum).  We laughed, we giggled, we discovered that one of us is quite capable of an in-depth conversation at 6 am and is therefore slightly better suited to the other one's husband, in fact that goes both ways LOL.

Moreover, I learnt that I could spend a week with Nicky in complete comfort, knowing that my humanity would be accepted and handled with grace and charm.  You can't say that about a lot of people.

Spiritually this year has been amazing for me and I really feel that I've changed a great deal.  I've let things go that I should have released a long time ago.  I don't need to become so involved in everything as I used to.  I find it easier to stand back.  I worry less (yes I tremble when I write that because a born worrier doesn't let go of their worrying easily LOL).  I enjoy life more.

As far as the work goes I've put my Mediumship on the back burner and set up the Do Something! Tour with Nicky Marshall, we're both completely bowled over by the success already and really looking forward to a busy year next year.  Even more amazingly my lovely friend, and now Nicky's friend, Barrie John has chosen to be part of the Tour.  We're both thrilled.  We've spoken to a few people about the Tour but no one has 'got' the concept in the way Barrie did, our beliefs are also close to his heart and he has bought so much with him in the way of enthusiasm and inspiration.

Fitness wise I've done more, and I intend to do even more next year.  Every time I lapse in my fitness I realise how much better I feel with a carefully planned fitness programme - there is nothing 'fit' about overdoing it!

The thing I find the most amazing though is how many times I've used words such as amazing and wonderful through this blog.  What a joy it is to be able to do so.

Wishing you happy days, peaceful nights, a wonderful festive season and someone to kiss under the Mistletoe.  (Off to buy Mistletoe)

Deb xx

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

The "Do Something Tour" Conundrum

On Thursday 8th December at 7.00 pm we have our first ever Do Something! Tour evening in Thornbury, Gloucestershire.  As always people want to know what the Do Something! Tour is about, and that answer is quite easy.  The Tour is about encouraging people to change their lives by changing the way they think.  What isn't so easy is telling you what each event will be about, we just can't do that because you're all different.

There are lists of famous people who have believed in the concept of your thoughts being the one and only thing that create your reality.  Sir Winston Churchill, Leonardo Da Vinci, Michaelangelo; to name but a few.  If you read the book "The Secret" or buy the DVD you will see many, many names you will recognise who all have two things in common - they believed in the power of their own minds and they were hugely successful.

My personal favourite is the Emperor Marcus Aurelius (1st Century AD) "Your life is what your thoughts make it", and he should know because he was a Roman soldier who became Emperor.

If we accept that these successful people are correct and our lives can be significantly influenced by our thoughts, then it becomes extremely important to take our thoughts into consideration when we're working to change our lives.

Think for a moment.  How many people have you known who have made big changes in their lives and somehow landed back in a very similar position, if not almost exactly the same.  "How did she/he fall for someone so similar?" you will have asked.  Or "you can't POSSIBLY be as miserable in this job?"  Shall I go on?

This happens when you don't change your approach to life, when you don't change your beliefs, and when you don't embrace every possibility that's hidden within your unique and complex personality.  It's more often than not caused by believing what other people have said about you in the past, not just your parents but everyone you've ever come across.  Most annoyingly you will probably have accepted limitations placed on you that were never your beliefs in the first place, and all this happened when you were too young to sift the information, give it due consideration, and then consign it to the Recycle Bin of life.

This is exactly what Nicky and I are out there trying to change - the thoughts you're thinking that are creating your current reality.  You see, we don't believe in the limitations of the past.  We don't believe that anyone can tell you who or what you are.  We even view our weaknesses as strengths because we identify them and then try to put them to good use.

We DO believe that every person we meet is full of untapped potential, not just to create a happy, vibrant, wealthy and peaceful life, but to live the life of their dreams with no limits.

Most importantly we believe that all change can be achieved gently, that there is no need for vast upheaval and truckloads of anger.  You won't need to quit your job, sell your children, file for divorce, disown your parents, or dress in pink and live in a Yurt.  You can make huge changes in your life, gently, kindly, and at your own pace.

We also KNOW something very important, everyone has intuition and no one should ignore it.  Many people we meet would agree, but they have no idea how intuitive they are, how accurate they are, or how to tap into that potential.  Nor have they ever explored their inner truth without being afraid that the world will stop and everyone will fall off if they dare to mention their dreams in public.

Imagine if Martin Luther King had never mentioned his dream?  Where would India be today if Gandhi had said "who me?", it might have taken years of bloodshed rather than (mainly) non-violent resistance to gain independence for India.  As part of our work we encourage you to access and trust your own intuition, and recognise your inner truth, then work towards it at your own pace and in your own way.

These are some of the things we are trying to achieve with the "Do Something Tour".  We've only done one event so far but we are told that at least three lives have changed because of it.  (Those people are our heroes.)

So what will happen if you come to Thornbury on Thursday, or Zion in Bedminster Down in January, or Covent Garden in March?  The truth is we don't know.

We know that there will be talking and questions and inspiration, because we have an enormous portfolio of ideas, exercises, meditations, thoughts, stories and giggles, all of it in our heads, and only useful if we can do the one unique thing that makes us...us.  Tune into the room and intuit what is needed on that night.

You see, you are all individuals and each person has specific needs, whether or not they're aware of those needs.  Not everything we say will mean something to you personally, but something will strike a note somewhere in your mind and be stored for future reference.  Not only that, one of your family or friends might be in trouble at sometime in the future and you'll find that your mind will run a search pattern and up from somewhere will pop something really useful.  You might not even remember where you heard it, but that doesn't matter as long as it helps at the time.

So come along and join us for an evening of fun and inspiration, stories and giggles, and yes it's true - we are the ones who bring chocolate with us (and non chocolate items for those who don't eat chocolate).

Wishing you happy days, peaceful nights and bucket loads of useful inspiration