☀ I have faith in the not yet seen and believe in my ability to achieve my dreams. ☀ I give myself permission to grow and change. ☀ everything I need to fulfill my purpose flows to me at the perfect time. ☀ where my attention goes ~ energy goes. I focus on what I want in life. ☀ I trust myself and surrender to my path. ☀ the past holds no power over who I am now. .
PS. Working on a blog post explaining how I use affirmations to overcome limiting beliefs ✨
PSS new video just went live on our YouTube channel - link in bio ♥
I have been struggling finding a balance between experiencing my life and documenting it. This has ended up with me writing lots but sharing less and less because I don't want to offend or upset anyone and basically be judged. I have so much fear around others not liking me - thinking they will See Me for who I truly am. This thinking comes from feeling not worthy enough. And I get it. We are taught not to trust ourselves. A lot of us go against our hearts desires. Pretend. [another schooling post to come 😂 ]
But what I am experiencing is that everytime I do open up. And be completely honest. It makes me feel really good - instantly lighter. Like I'm no longer holding on ~ energised. So I'm basically hoping that trusting this feelings gets easier as time goes on.. But I have a feeling it doesn't. We are all just the same. Making the best decisions we can with what we know. Creating ourselves in each moment. All I can wish is that I keep an open mind and always act from a place of love and compassion - the only thing that is real. Let me know if what I write resonates and I'll keep sharing when it feels right ♥
We stopped at a second hand store to buy coats before taking Ayana to the snow for the first time ❄ she thought it was hilarious, but was mostly in love with all the kangaroos hopping around ☺
A few years ago I would have gone straight to somewhere cheap - like K-mart but having learnt more about the fast fashion industry and it's devastating impact on the planet, I have been trying so hard to buy either eco/ethically made or second hand. I don't have all the answers, particularly about how to best begin overcoming unfair work conditions/child labour. But I do believe we vote with our dollar. Where there is demand, there will be supply. Where attention and intention goes ~ energy flows ✨
PS you can find amazing things in second hand stores - we got Aya a perfectly hand knitted jumper and this jacket was 50c!
I have been tagged in a few of these 'get to know me' posts recently so thought I would share too ☺
1. I go deep. Superficial conversation is not my thing. Give me all the chats about god, death, health, purpose and different philosophies anyday.
2. I currently live in a van with @sibraa.chris and our daughter as we travel Australia. This is something I visualised into reality. I am fascinated about learning to consciously manifest through thought 💭
3. I have always been creative and spent hours as a child making things out of beads.
4. I absolutely love spending time by myself.
5. I want to know your story but I am also practising sharing mine - something I have struggled with in the past.
6. Today is the 11.11 and for the past week I have been seeing 1's everywhere. I use this as a sign that I am exactly where I need to be.
7. Everyday I try and meditate and the last couple of months I have found so much peace in this practise.
8. My daughter came to me two weeks into a year long around the world trip. I backpacked in seven countries up until seven months pregnant.
9. My life dream is to have our own rainforest land and Chris and I talk about it most days.
10. I have a phobia of flour. I got goosebumps all over my body writing that.i know it's a mental thing but I have such a physical reaction to even seeing it. It is foul.
11. I have not owned one item of makeup for probably about 4 years.
12. I am fascinated my plant medicines - particularly curious about psychedelics.
13. I think books are wonderful and I dream of writing my own one day.
14. I drink a lot of tea. Chai and licorice are my current favs.
15. Giving birth was the most transformative experience of my life and I am obsessed with all things pregnancy, labour and mamahood.
Okay your turn ✨ tag me in your post so I can read it!!
Current affirmations: .☀ Money flows into my life just like my breath.
.☀ I am deserving of abundance in all areas. .☀ I take time each day to admire the beauty of nature. .☀ I give other people my my full and loving attention. .☀ I am worthy of being surrounded by inspiring people. .☀ I am grateful for and take notice of the blessing all around me.
Let me know if you want to me share my affirmations more regularly. I think they are incredibly powerful ✨
Kitchen with a view 👌
[but in reality I'm actually cuddling Ayana in bed and it's freezing and we are wearing ski gear 😂 and Chris is trying to find take away because our gas ran out. But fingers crossed we get to see some snow tomorrow!]
Send me idea of what to in the Snowy Mountains ❄
After spending a week with family and friends we are flying back to our home on wheels today. I actually miss it so much! It's been a full year since we have lived in a 'regular' home. In that time we have travelled in 3 countries, watched countless sunsets, found empty pristine beaches, questioned if we are crazy numerous times, met SO MANY beautiful people and sniffed out vegan treats everywhere. This has journey has been so much more than I ever imagined. So excited about the year ahead ✨
Do you enjoy travelling? I would love to hear about your adventures!? 👇
"Trust Children. Nothing could be more simple, or more difficult. Difficult because to trust children we must first learn to trust ourselves, and most of us were taught as children that we could not be trusted.”
~ John Holt
PS Ayana absolutely loves tree pose and it makes my heart nearly explode with joy ✨
We just uploaded a Q&A video on YouTube all about van life as a family! We tried to answer as many of your questions as possible but also included lots more personal stuff about our journey ♥ we talk about the good, the bad, the unexpected, money, quitting uni and our personal struggles. Link is in my bio! ⚡
There's really something about being a woman and the moon. Makes me feel connected to my sisters all around this planet. Same moon, same sky - we are one. ✨ This month may you have the clarity to feel your power and listen to your inner guidance. May we rise above 🌙 tag someone that you think of when you see the moon 👇✨ #fullmoonfeels
📷 by @sibraa.chris
When you know better ~ do better ♥
I remember thinking that cows just produced milk all the time. It sounds silly now but only when I was preparing to begin my own breastfeeding journey did it dawn on me - Cows produce milk for their babies.
They are lactating to feed their young - just like I was.
This realisation shook me to my core. I thought I was doing my part by not eating meat - but I was literally taking the milk intended for a baby.
So I started looking into it a little more and the truth behind the dairy industry is not only horrific but heart breakingly unnecessary.
I like to think we are all doing the best we can - but if our decisions, however indirectly or unconsciously, support violence and trauma- we will suffer ourselves. It is seen and felt in our communities, in our lives and our hearts.
Question everything that you do. It is never to late to change. To become more mindful. More peaceful. And in fact it might just change your entire life, like it has mine ♥ @jamesaspey talks about Veganism on a recent @yoga_girl podcast if you are interested in learning more, that could be a nice place to start x
Take your focus off of what you do not want in life.
Find what makes you feel good and then get really clear on what you truly want.
Do not let the details of 'how' stop you from dreaming.
Sit with your vision and imagine it is already yours.
The universe will support you if you surrender to infinite possibilities.
When sychronictic events present take action even when it's scary.
Trust your intuition always.
You are meant to shine ✨
One of my favourite quotes:
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.
PS. We flew north to see family and friends.. This is my parents backyard at the moment 😍
I write a lot about the importance of self exploration, about growing and learning. Sometimes I get lost looking for answers and trying to understand things. Yes, I want to be the best version of myself and best mother that I can be. But really, all of this is so that I can enjoy my life. To be HAPPY. There is nothing more important than that! This life is short and it is temporary, so don’t forget to smile and laugh. To hug and dance. To feel the warmth of the sun. To hold hands. Watch the sun rise and set. And to love, hard.
Insanely incredible 📷 by @duydash
PS. Life is the best.
I am exactly where I need to be.
I listen to my intuition and not others critisims.
I take nothing personally.
I send loving energy to everyone I encounter.
I find the good in all situations.
I am worthy of being surrounded by inspiring people.
I am the creator of my reality 🌟
“Edit your life frequently and ruthlessly. It's your masterpiece after all.”
I feel like so much in my life is changing so quickly, I cannot believe its been a year since we launched ourselves into the unkown and decided to relentlessy pursue our own definition of happiness. We left behind university, the comforts of our unit and moved into our home on wheels 🚐 It's got me thinking about where change originates from and in my experience it all begins in the mind ✨ shifting perspectives, asking why, and cultivating a deep love and appreciation for the self.
I began practising transforming my thoughts from a place of comparison and lack to the understanding that the light I see and admire in others also resides in me. We are all born to shine, it is in each of us. I don’t always find it easy but rather it is a daily commitment to wake up, show up and choose love, always. It is never too late to (re)create who you are ♥
PS. Happy world vegan day!! Also one of the most life changing decisions I have ever made x