I’ve just settled into Newcastle NSW, Australia, after seven months of traveling and studying in Thailand, India and Australia. Living with my new friends and staying put for a while feels really great! And luckily my temporary home here includes living with an adorable dog, Charlie. I was very pleased to land a job offering massage at a health resort in the area. I’ve been gaining valuable experience working with an awesome team and diverse clientele. It has truly been a gift to see and feel the healing power of Ka Huna Lomi Lomi massage. I absolutely love giving these sessions, and am excited about getting set up to offer Thai Yoga massage at the resort as well. It is a blessing to assist the healing journey of others while I also embrace my own healing and happiness too, which naturally arises from this work.
Unfortunately Cyclonic storms have ripped through our region here and shut down the resort facilities. It was very sad to see and hear of all the destruction this storm caused, though on the plus side, it’s occurrence did offer a chance for people to come together in a deep and connected way to support one another. Since it has passed, life is slowly bouncing back, leaving a sense of renewal and gratitude in it’s place. Work has been out for a lot of people due to the storm and even though that brings financial struggles, it’s apparent that things could be so much worse, reminding us of what truly matters as we count our blessings of safety and belonging.
Even though those nasty cyclonic storms have past, the rain is still pouring down heaps. The upside to being off work and summoned to the house by the weather is that I have time for blogging and writing, which I love, yet sadly haven’t had much time for lately. Choosing to look on the bright side and embrace the gifts that come out of such contrasts in life, here I am writing and sharing- yay! I hit a wall today with writing though, (and was sick of being in my pajamas which I never imagined could happen), so I decided to get dressed to go outside with Charlie and embrace the rain.
Running in the rain felt amazing! Being drenched in the element of water enhanced my aliveness as it cleansed my spirit. I can’t speak for Charlie, (unfortunately), but I have reason to believe that she loved embracing the rain too. During my sopping wet adventure outside, I reflected on the storms and of mother nature’s power. To destroy and rebuild, to cleanse and heal, to transform and change. Water, earth, fire and air each being represented in variable forms and to varying degrees of intensity continually throughout our existence, creating our world as we know it. She brings constant contrast and change, and when we choose to embrace this flow in nature, we can live in accordance with it to benefit from the deep healing that she offers. Destructive winds that clear out stagnancy, nourishing earth that supports growth, cleansing water that facilitates movement, illuminating fire that ignites transformation. I see it all around me and feel it within. Thank you mother nature, I honor you.