That B*tch: Accountability

Is accountability a b*tch for you? Why does accountability seem so hard? A friend explained it to me very simply once. Above the line behaviours are: accountability, responsibility and ownership and below the line behaviours are blame, excuses and denial. Why then, does it seem so hard to be above the line? Why does accountability scare us so much? 1. There is no-one left to blame. When we take full accountability for our lives we have to let go of the victim-energy of blaming others. This can be hard work if it’s been your way of operating in the world. Judging others and placing expectations upon them while we are not prepared to do anything ourselves gives our own inner critic prime seating in our life. It takes courage to rip the chair out from underneath your own inner critic and say that you’re done with that. It’s not always going to happen instantly. It takes time to notice when that critic comes creeping back in, to change that behaviour and choose better. Yip, it takes time to learn how to stop b*tching about other people. I’ve been that person. The one who had an ego feast and enjoyed attacking …

The Witch Wound

My birthday is on the 31st of October. Yes, that’s right, I was born on Halloween. Bad Jelly the Witch was my favorite when I was a kid. I listened to the record over and over and over and can still recite whole passages from it. Now at this point in my life, I have often viewed my birthday as a cosmic joke. A pointer from the Universe in fact. Even a signpost that I was a witch in a past life. (If you find yourself eye-rolling at a mention of past lives, guess what? I never used to believe in them either.) Now I know it to be true, as I’ve been facing a very prevalent issue that shows up for lightworkers, healers and those stepping into their power in the intuitive arts and it’s known as the Witch Wound. What is this Witch Wound? For me to explain it clearly, please allow yourself to suspend any disbelief in past lives and humor me for a moment. Cellular memory crosses lifetimes. That is, your body has a MEMORY of what has happened to you in other lifetimes. If you were a witch or branded as a witch in past …

Living Intuitively in a Rational World

In life, we see the focus on the rational mind consistently. In the modern world, the mind and intellect have been given the highest priority and in the process, we have lost our connection with so many things like the natural world and our ancient wisdom. It’s sad to see people being disconnected now more than ever from the world around them. We are living in the past or the future, not the NOW. Now is where life IS. Where there is space to connect to our infinite self and tune to the ancient wisdom that has been with us all along. How do we create this space for ourselves in a world full of noise and distraction?