I relearned an important lesson today!
I was enthusiastically trawling through my facebook account, sharing inspirational stories and images, and pressed share on a post that we don’t share. Horrified, I realised what I had done – too late to take it back!
I love spontaneity and we live at a time where everything is immediate, but this event was a timely reminder for me to breath, Look, pause and act – there is always time to do that.
A great mantra I learned from Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey is:
‘Timelessness is my deep awareness’
Now I need to remember – press the pause button!
We live in a time of exponential change when all the previous norms of society are no longer – the fragile fabric of society has been shown up for what it is and we are entering a new paradigm of chaos and uncertainty. The technical advances are rapid and awe inspiring – and at the same time the old norms are being swept away. These are uncharted waters and navigating them can be can be scary and confusing. The only place that we can be sure of is our selves – to look inside our hearts and find our own inner compass – our own true north.
I see the human race as a jigsaw. Each one of us is a piece of the puzzle, and without any one of us the puzzle is incomplete. We are moving into a time where actions speak louder than words – yes, we need to focus on our own personal development but also bring our unique gifts, talents, knowledge and experience and give them to the world. This isn’t the time to be shrinking violets – we are all needed to be proactive now.
The good news is that giving our unique gifts and talents to the planet is doing and being what we love to be and do.
My mission for 2018 is to inspire people to be their authentic selves and to shine their light in the world.
If you are interested in discussing this further phone me on +447866764648 or contact me on my website contact page.
‘I joined Jan for a weekend retreat in her serene home at a time when I was feeling particularly vulnerable and in many ways emotionally stuck; I felt that the personal relationships I had chosen had invited chaos into my life. I was in need of intuitive guidance, a confidante and a friend with the experience to guide me towards a more conscious way of living.
Jan provided all these things, as well as the tools to identify my unique talents and a clear path to set about creating a life with a deeper, clearer purpose. Jan’s wealth of knowledge and training underpins her practice; it is her compassion and generous spirit that creates a safe space where issues and struggles can be worked through comfortably.
Since our retreat I have had more focus, drive, clarity, more creative energy and a sense of urgency to get the real work in my life done. Furthermore, Jan’s nurturing energy has taught me a great deal about self-care, mindfulness and realising the wonder in each moment and each breath. These are life-affirming skills I will take with me always.
I feel honoured to have spent time with such a generous and experienced mentor and can’t recommend her services highly enough. I believe we owe it to ourselves and the world to be the best we can be; Jan helps to unlock our innate potential.’
Lizzie Whyman- journalist
I was plodging by the sea today, and revelling in the warmth (yes, warmth in the north sea!) and the feeling of the silvery water on my feet and sand between my toes – bliss- I watched the dogs careering headlong into the water splashing away and the nursery children sreaming in mock terror and excitement jumping over the waves. Simple pleasures that fill your soul with joy – savouring the beauty of the patterns on the sand, the seaweed in its splendour of lime greens and deep reds gliding serenely in the crystal clear waters-the reflections of the clouds and sky on the wet sand. This is my heaven when I choose to appreciate it.
I had no idea of what I wanted to put on my collage for this year. It had taken me ages to get round to doing it – it never seemend to be the ‘right time’ and I hadn’t got a definate trajectory I wanted to follow.
‘Practice what you preach’ my spirit whispered- ‘just start and see what comes’. I got out old Xmas and birthday cards and started to pick ones I was drawn to – and then went on to the magazine images and words. It al happened exactly as it should – I relaxed – tore out the images and words that I was drawn to and put them together on card and here is the result . It was a surprise to my conscious mind – so much green and gardens and flowers and magic- peace and light and unfolding power. I’m getting to know what my essence wants and working with it without the boundaries of the monkey mind – who knows what will unfold- exciting!
Come to one of our youcan2 days and try it out for yourself – it’s powerful, quiet and revealing. Treat yourself to a pamper day for the spirit and see where it takes you.
‘You are not accidental-existence needs you.Without you something will be missing in existence and nobody can replace it.
That’s what gives you dignity, that the whole existence will miss you-the stars,the sun and the moon, the trees and the birds and the earth-everything in the universe will feel a small place is vacant which cannoy be filled by anyone else but you.
This gives you tremendous joy, a fulfilment that you are related to existence, and existence cares for you. Once you are clean and clear you can see tremendous love falling on you from all dimensions. (Osho)
The time has come for me to change the focus of my work. For many years now I have been working in education promoting health and wellbeing in schools, and have been doing coaching in addition to that work. Now I have decided to put all of my energies into my coaching practice – this is where my heart lies. I’m following my bliss!
When we let go of the old experiences and have gratitude for the lessons they have taught us, then we are able to allow new, fresh growth to come in.
What you believe you can do, you can achieve – just know it – visualise it and believe in yourself.
There is only one of you on this planet – you are unique, and your gifts, talents, perspectives and experiences are yours alone.
Now is the time to find the you inside, your heart, what makes you happy and your heart sing – that is the truth of who you are. Celebrate you today.