A family member passed away this month – just short of his 90th birthday. He was a man of the land and loved his horses and dogs – still riding and mustering at 85 years of age. He had lived his passion – for 85 years! What a wonderful example of living a life of ease and pleasure. We had thought of him as a man with a work ethic second to none…..now I suspect that he didn’t ‘work’ a day in his life. He didn’t have to motivate himself to get out of bed at 5 a.m. and go out in the extremes of weather, he simply was excited to have another day to do what he loved. And the universe responded by delivering many such days. Family can't recall him ever pointing out the importance of living our passion….a man of few words, we guess it was so much at his core he probably thought it went without saying.
Another young man we know is questioning his course of study at university. Academics come easily to him normally, but he is struggling with one particular subject – and can’t stop talking about another. It’s obvious to us where his passion lies!
We are given clues every day to help us steer through life. Remember to take the time every day to look for the signs that are telling you whether or not you are on the path of least resistance. Make the decision to choose at least one small daily action to experience the ease and joy that comes with following and sharing your passion. Maybe that will require choosing change.....if so, read more in GiGi's Motivational Astrology Forecast for September.
More for This Month:
Live Your Passion
"Everyone has a mission, everybody has a purpose. It is an expression of your highest values or priorities. Identify what your hiearchy of values is, ie: what is really important to you. Then set goals that are congruent to that and watch how you automatically electrify and energize your life."
Dr John Demartini 'The Breakthrough Experience'
"Life teaches us what we need to know – the opportunities to learn suffuse each day if we are paying attention. Both painful and joyful experiences can be transformative."
Dr Marilyn Schlitz Living Deeply: The Art & Science of Transformation in Everyday Life
"Nonetheless, it is quite a journey to get to know your own needs, because we have been so thoroughly trained to ignore or deny them. Thus, to love yourself fully means to listen to what your emotions are telling you about your own truth. Your needs are always connected to emotions, intuitions or physical sensations."
Jeffery Saunders 12 Choices of Winners : Being Who You Are Designed to Be
"The purpose of life is the life of purpose"
"The secret of passion is purpose."
"Life is short. Do not forget about the most important things in life, living for other people and doing good for them."
"You will be happy in your life in direct proportions to the degree to which you will be helpful to the world"
Robin S. Sharma The Saint, The Surfer and The CEO
Inspirational Movies in Havelock North - 'The Living Matrix' - This Month
The recent successful joint screening of Project 10:10:10, with Urs and Doris of 'Breathe' in Havelock North has created interest by people wanting to share this with their family and friends. We are thrilled to be able to offer copies of the DVD for sale from our website. In addition, we now have 'The How' which is also produced by the same inspiring kiwi girl, Theresa Grainger.
Our next movie to be screened at Breathe is the popular 'The Living Matrix' on Thursday 29 September. Come along and join us - every time we see this movie we take home another learning - it is well worth seeing.
NZ Creative Retreats
The fabulous Carol Neilson who is facilitating our very first Book Club is offering a fabulous Creative Retreat over the weekend of 1-4 March 2012. Maybe this would assist you to follow your passions? Follow this link to find out more. Early Bird Specials available until 1 October!
Other Upcoming Events
Meditations & workshops; events in Auckland, Wellington & Melbourne; 'Beautiful Soul', Lightworkers and Constellation Workshops, Meditations on a Virtue and a one day retreat are all coming soon. Find out more on our events calendar
Is Physical Pain Holding You Back?
If you or someone you love is in any sort of physical pain, either chronic or acute, then PLEASE check
out this 100% f.r.e.e. resource Internal Link for the Pain Relief World Summit.
Some of you may have been involved in the World Tapping Summit put together by the same people. If so, you will be aware of how passionate they are about the results & benefits of "tapping or EFT", and also their high level of professionalism.
***E.F.T (emotional freedom technique, or "tapping" is a type of energy pyschology that combines eastern medicine and modern pyschology)
Living His Passion....take a quick look
Enjoy this first month of spring, take the time to cultivate new growth within and share it with those closest to your heart. Until next month, Be "inspired to question....empowered to choose"
Maree & Shona
The information provided in this newsletter is of a general nature and is not intended as a substitute for professional advice and no person should act in reliance on any statement contained in the information provided and at all times should obtain specific advice from a professional. This information is not intended to replace the advice of your professional advisor.