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Day 28 No Striving Challenge – 1st Way to Connect with Your Soul

One thing I hear a lot about is balance. People are wanting balance in their lives. This isn’t the time to get into it, but I will plant a seed that I don’t believe it’s about balance at all…it’s about FLOW.   With that being said, the reason so many people want balance is because your soul is calling to you to slow down, connect, and listen. What you really crave is SIMPLICITY.   You are bombarded with so much stuff that it drowns out the guidance of your soul. So, in order to begin to connect you need to start to simplify.   There are 3 areas where you can slow down and simplify: Your Environment - Our physical environment often becomes a place we use to fill the void within us. Not knowing what is missing we use “things” to fill what is empty. From an energetic view point, the more things and clutter in your homes, the more you are affected by its energy. So, start to simplify what “stuff” you...

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Tea Time with Trish: Part 5 – The Problem with Productivity

UNEXPECTED GIFTS FROM A GETAWAY My time in Banffbrought about some amazing learning moments for me; some more direct than others.  To keep you up to speed, you can also check out the previous parts by clicking here.   The next two weeks I will be sharing a couple of the ripple effect lessons I learned upon returning home.  What I had learned made me question further some of the concepts I had pondered before…one of them being our need to be “productive.”   A large part of the reason why I was having trouble settling in and simply enjoying my time in Banffwas because I had an underlying need to be productive.  Even though at a conscious level I no longer buy into and accept that our time needs to be filled with productive pursuits (not to be confused with purpose), at a subconscious level that belief was buried quite deep, and so my two minds were struggling with each other.   We have been raised in a culture that highly values productivity, and that in itself...

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Tea Time with Trish: Part 4 – Strength In Our Vulnerability

UNEXPECTED GIFTS FROM A GETAWAY I fully expected to report back about how absolutely blissful my 3 day getaway to Banff was, but as you may have already read in Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 there were many unexpected gifts, in the form of lessons, that I received from this getaway. I will continue to share what I learned… As I mentioned in the first post titled “Wait…This Isn’t How Its Suppose To Go, ” I realized that there were emotions lingering just below the surface that had affected me, yet I didn’t want to look at. Since I am an avid journaller, and meditater (I’m totally making up words, but that’s okay I used to teach Gr. 9 English…it’s called creative licence!) I had mistakenly believed that this practice alone would deal with anything that needed to be dealt with…at times it does…HOWEVER, what I have come to realize is that no practice can take the place of fully and completely listening and honouring our guidance system…which...

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Tea Time with Trish: Part 3 – What Are We Trying To Escape?

UNEXPECTED GIFTS FROM A GETAWAY As I continue onto Part 3 of the series “Unexpected Gifts From A Getaway, ” little did I know that my trip to Banffwas going to heal me on more levels than just self-care.  If you missed out on Part 1 and Part 2, you can still be caught up to speed.   So many of us struggle through our everyday moments just looking forward to the reprieve we get at the end of the road.  We justify our busyness and stick fast to our determination to be in action…some to the point of even claiming to “like” being busy.  Hmmm?  Really?  That begs the question, “why?”   Finally we hit a tipping point where we need a break and we grasp on tightly to knowing its coming…just hold on and buck up and we’ll get a break soon.   This is exactly what I did.  I had thought, “I’ll fit in one more meeting, or one more activity, and then when I get toBanff, I’ll have a break.”   I was completely...

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Tea Time With Trish: It’s All About Me!

Once again, I was at Starbuck’s writing this morning.  This time I was re-writing my “About Me” page for my website, because I realized that my story has evolved since I wrote my last one and it was time to update.  Once I started writing, the typing didn’t seem to end, and I basically ended up writing a short story of my life.  Who knew I had so much to say?! I do realize that I may (or not…we’ll see…who made the rules?) have to pare it down a bit for website purposes, however I thought I would still share it with you all through my blog. I’ll give you fair warning, it is a bit lengthy, so grab a tea and settle in for the read.  My Chai Tea Latte was ice cold before I finished writing this one! Once you’re done reading I would absolutely love to hear you’re feedback, and any stories you have to share, so please email me at trisha@absoluteawareness.ca. Here it is: Ok, so...

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