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Best Week So Far : July 10th 2016

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Sunday 10th July

This week has been the best so far!

When you live a life guided by creating more and more awesome, you ensure that each week is better than the last:

better awareness = better choice = better resources = better being

Don’t get stuck in the past with a week that was “the best ever”! Create weeks that are the best so far, and keep on creating more!

This week I’ve been in the bush, with no reception and rainy weather.
I came home to a bursting full mail box, so I will share with you some of the amazing things that were in there.

Reading…

My friend and sistar Glenys Livingstone sent me a few copies of her book My Name is Medusa, published by The Girl God. We will be using the books in my Red Tents for girls, teens and women. Maia Nie Heya dear Glenys.

Gorgeous abundance of red yarns from Pickle and Co. Fibres for the mensturation blankets I'm making for myself and my daughter.... #honouringmenarche

Gorgeous abundance of red yarns from Pickle and Co. Fibres for the mensturation blankets I’m making for myself and my daughter…. #honouringmenarche

Eating…

I entered a competition on Instagram with Pacific Organics and won an entire box of Coconut products, including three flavours of Coconut chips. OMG! I’m in love! The Sea Salt are my favourite. High fat, low carb and next to no protein snack, all organic and noninflammatory. Demand them at your local health food store right away!

Fashion…

At least half of my wardrobe is made up of designs from Daniella at Sea Gypsy (the other half made up of opshop gear!), who creates a gorgeous range of cotton and linen pastels, with a beach comber, lagenlook vibe. I have never been disappointed with anything I’ve had delivered. AND each order comes in a snazzy silk bag that I always end up reusing as gift wrap for a knitted doll. This time I ordered a shirt and a couple of onesies, with a sale code and got the shirt for free woo woo!

Creativity…

I was a member of Fibreshare this month (still waiting for my package actually so watch Instagram to see when it arrives) and with it comes a bunch of discount codes fro yarn stores. Bliss! I did a big order of red handmade/handdyed yarns for my red blanket that I’m working on as part of my gift to myself as part of the #honouringmenarche series. The yarn came from Pickle & Co. Fibres.

Inspiration…

It’s been a long time since I’ve upgraded my already too overabundant tarot collection…. so I dropped into the Black and the Moon site and picked up both of her gorgeous decks. They will surely feature in my Circles in the future. Also, I’ve been approached by my local library to display my tarot in their collections cabinet so they will have to be there too!

Community…

As I mentioned, we were at a bush camp for the week in the Budawang Mountains, away from civilisation in all its forms. We attend Rewild Tribe Family Camp every school holidays with Bluegum Bushcraft. Being at camp fills my cup in so many ways. It’s a nourishing, nature honouring, community that speaks to everything I believe in in the world. Attending these camps has changed our life as a family and I can’t wait to see what else we all create together.

Quote of the week…

“Most days should end with dirty feet, messy hair, sparkling eyes and the smell of fire…” ~ unknown – but ever so relevant coming home from Bush Camp.

Thanks for reading, have an awweeesssooomme week!

Maia Nie Heya,

Hollie.B.15.border

New Moon in Cancer Love Letter

Dear  R.E.b.E.L.s,

What do you already know that you haven’t been willing to acknowledge until now? A Cancer new moon is the perfect time to acknowledge all you already are, have been and will create yourself to be. Get real with yourself. Create the You that you’ve always wanted.

self crafting : (sĕlf krăft′ĭng)

v.
1. to create a life that is truly one’s own
2. to be the artisan of one’s own reality
3. to live an unlimited life of empowered choice

Over the past few weeks I’ve had epic events of acknowledging what has always been, that I just didn’t see. Perhaps, I saw parts, and I hadn’t found the flow enough to connect the dots yet…  Since staying in Canberra I’ve been able to see many more clients, and I often ask myself how I got so lucky to have such awesome people who want to work with me. It is truly a humbling experience.

These weeks in Canberra, removed from land that holds me and water that calls me, has allowed me to clarify exactly the flow I am Self Crafting for mySelf. I have not been dispossessed, rather I chose to move away from Place and community in order to focus my energies in a different way. There have been so many amazing, supportive synchronicities. I feel as though I’ve experienced and expanded, recycled and reconstructed, transferred and transformed… And here we are.

The Institute for Self Crafting is all about supporting people to create the life that allows them to be the entire contribution they came here to be. Supporting YOU to be the entire contribution you came to be. And I don’t have just one way to do that. I’m not selling you just one book, just one idea, just one workshop to change the world… That’s not my style. “The Complete Guide to blah blah” is only complete for someone who is willing to stay exactly where they are forever. I offer heaps of different tools and ways to work with me, because I ask for clients to show up who are willing to Be the Change and who are willing to create their own life that sets them free to be their whole Self.

This card from the Mythical Goddess Tarot has been following me all fortnight. It speaks to me of leading by example, of being authentic, exactly as you are, where you are, while you are... calling for what you most wish to create, and just being from the heart without waiting for anyone else's permission. What else is possible?

This card from the Mythical Goddess Tarot has been following me all fortnight. It speaks to me of leading by example, of being authentic, exactly as you are, where you are, while you are… calling for what you most wish to create, and just being from the heart without waiting for anyone else’s permission. What else is possible?

It’s a dynamic, ever shifting, clarifying, awesome-ifying world of change flowing inside the Institute. And the Institute is only an institute by name : there are no rules, the structure is transforming, an ever-evolving circle within a circle, within a circle, that enables every individual to Self Craft… You as the center of the Universe.

This month has led me to own the title “Authenticity Mentor” or “mentor of authenticity”, and you will see these words showing up in my profile bio and other places in the following months. It’s not always easy to describe what I do. A two minute elevator pitch doesn’t work for me. These words : “authenticity” and “mentor” feel the most real. They show up again and again, in what clients say, in what peers say, and in the places I show up as an individual in this world. Suddenly, with these words, the world is filled with ease.

I hope that this New Moon in Cancer will support you to find a place where you have more ease too.

I will be away for a week for our quarterly Rewild Family Camp, so if you are booking for any of the events on the calendar, don’t expect a response until next weekend.

Much love to you,

Hollie.B.15.border

Best Week So Far : July 3rd 2016

bestweeksofarThis week has been the best so far!

When you live a life guided by creating more and more awesome, you ensure that each week is better than the last:

better awareness = better choice = better resources = better being

Don’t get stuck in the past with a week that was “the best ever”! Create weeks that are the best so far, and keep on creating more!

Here are the tools that have contributed to this week being my best so far…

Question…

Questions offer choice and possibility you weren’t aware of before. Conclusions offer rigid judgements that trap you where you are. Here is the question that has created the most change for me this week :
What can I do and say to be the energy of gratitude I truly be?
The Twelve Days of Winter’s Tide ended last week and i found myself in an energy of deep Maia Nie Heya – style gratitude. The gratitude for being, rather than doing is very special, and something I realised I wish to invite more often into everyday.

Post you might have missed…

What if you had a Vision Statement? I love the idea of having a Vision Statement that is my check-in point for Being Me, and helps avoid getting wrapped up in everyone else’s points of view about me.When used for organisations, a Vision Statement differs from a Mission Statement, in that the former usually expresses an organisation’s optimal goal and reason for existence, while a mission statement provides an overview of the group’s plans to realise that vision by identifying the service areas, target audience, and values and goals of the organisation.

I am an organisation of trillions of cells named Hollie, and therefore the same definitions work for me. Today I’m writing about how to create your own Vision Statement. My Planner guides my Mission Statement. Read more >>>here>>>

This magazine…

I stumbled on this magazine at the newsagent while waiting for my kid to finish a late night dance class in the CBD. I know this is going to sound weird… sitting with my hot choc and taking in these pages was one of the most nourishing experiences I’ve had in weeks…. perfect for creative, inspired R.E.b.E.L. women  >>>here>>>

#twelvedaysofwinterstide Day 12

#twelvedaysofwinterstide Day 12

Most popular Facebook post…

I had my eight week check for the ALF in my mouth. Functional orthodonty is a (not-so-quiet) passion pf mine. Take a look, and you can see my post from 8 weeks ago in the comments too.  >>Here>>

Quote of the week…

““Humor is the antidote to overthinking. It’s a way of saying that life is paradoxical. Humor contains contradictions; it does not resolve them but revels in them. It says that the right way to exist among the contradictions, paradoxes, and absurdities of life is to cope with them through laughter.” ~ Bob Mankoff

Thanks for reading, have an awweeesssooomme week!

Maia Nie Heya,
Hollie.B.15.border