I don't know what 2014 was like for you but for me it was a year of change, reunion, healing, clearing out, travel and moving.
I am always in awe of how our higher selves gets our attention. Mine was through injury and mental unwellness. I know they are just manifestations of much bigger energetic issues but they are very challenging when they appear in our physical bodies.
Since August 2014 when we moved to our new home in North Canterbury, I have been going deep within to heal what had finally gotten my attention. I couldn't use the computer very much at all, I didn't have the attention span to read. I watched TV and found it boring and monotonous. Anything I tried to do that was not focusing on my inner-self seemed mundane and exhausting. I was in great pain and found it difficult to do anything except sit quietly and be gentle.
Spirit kept telling me to rest however; resting is not something I had been able to do before this time.
So.... I had to stop, listen and nurture myself. Put myself first.
It synchronised beautifully with the ending of youngest child Sam's final year at school. No more kids to raise, now just maintenance. I had heard about how other mothers had gone through a mourning period when their children left home or no longer needed them as a full time mother, but now it was happening to me and it was a mixture of confusion and loss that was with me most of the time. Once I realised what it was then I could work through it and enjoy the fruits of 34 years of what I can say was my labour of love.
Throughout this time I have had to learn to be kind to myself. I have said those words to many others over time and thought I knew what they meant. Now I know even more deeply how important that statement of intention is and how healing it can be.
I now enjoy ME time plus Jon and I have time to ourselves together while cherishing the time that our children want to spend with us.
We have become a couple of 'old farts' - pardon the term,hanging out together, gardening, beach walks. Watching series on TV and reading, working in our respective vocations and together, spending time with family and friends. I love it.
What was most scary was that I lost interest in my beloved work. It just seemed to vanish from me.
I sought help from a number of quarters and got some meds which are only temporary, most importantly I went deep within and stopped panicking, then things started to come together a little more.
Jon brought me a Kindle for my birthday in December and I began reading again.
Family and friends recommended books to read which downloaded and read them with relish.
Books have always soothed and fed my soul and they were there again, to light the way forward.
I already had Kindle books on my laptop and desktop but because it was too painful to use a mouse for very long, I hadn't gone there.
Two of the books that I read were about Pre-Planning our lives and Manifesting the lives we want. I felt lit up and alive again. So many of the words and phrases and information in these books were what I had received from my own guidance along with new and fascinating information which I absorbed with relish.
I felt not only connected again with my beloved work, but revitalised and renewed by it.
See book recommendations below.
Jon and I have spent the last many days revamping the website and incorporating the LightPath Institute into OlwynneCade.com which were two separate websites and their separation bothered me. As I became integrated and more at one with myself, so did they.
We have reworked the Soul's Journey - Past Lives Present Life workshop into a one day event that has more hands on in-depth content for the course participants and we are giving away a LightPath Journey CD to every course participant. We will be coming to a centre near you or if you would like to host the workshop, please let me know. The first workshop is on February 8 at our home in North Canterbury.
See below for details and links.
We are taking Soul's Journey workshop to Kin Kin on the Sunshine Coast in Australia in February which is so exciting. But our special reason for going is to celebrate Sachas birthday. As I wrote about last year I adopted Sacha out when I was 16 and we reunited last year. It will the be first time in 40 years that we will share her birthday together.
As well as my Living Guide work I also work as a Funeral Celebrant. I am writing a book about the funeral process from a celebrants point of view. I have learned so much about life and death working in the funeral industry so I want to share it with as many people as I can.
Some of last year was spent gathering and correlating my writing work so that it can be collected into books. It feels right to write books so that I can give something back to the literary world in return for what it has given to me.
Last years courses finished with the Conscious Living group which is significant because it was how we started and will continue this year beginning on February 4. Details and dates are below.
This year is about being truly Authentic and Manifesting. Now there is a challenge if ever there was one. They have both has started presenting presenting themselves already. I feel excited in anticipation of what I will look back on, this time next year.
Whatever your year was or is shaping up to be, I wish you the very very best and I do hope that we can share some of 2015 together either online, in person here at my place, or at yours.
HERE IS MY BOOK LIST OF RECOMMENDED READING
Just Ask the Universe by Michael Samuels
Archetypes - Who Are You by Caroline Myss
To accompany this book have a look at this website - https://www.archetypes.com/
Your Soul's Plan by Robert Schwartz
Your Soul's Gift by Robert Schwartz
Happy reading everyone
With my deepest gratitude
Olwynne is a Soulologist and Life Coach, Teacher, Speaker and Writer who specialises in the soul's journey through the fields of reincarnation, past lives, life between lives, life after death, human consciousness, intuition, spirituality, health and well-being. She has studied and practised for 28 years in these fields.