The Egg


Have I told you before about my fascinations with metaphysics? I saw this today, it just bobbed up on my facebook newsfeed ..

Which is funny, because I remember reading this same story some time, like forever or so ago, and it really stuck with me. It made sense. It had a sense of completeness to it that sat comfortably in my mind. But I forgot the name or the writer, or where I’d read it, or the title, and no amount of guess-Googling had brought me back to it. Until this morning. And there it was.

It really made me smile, cos in this last week or so I’ve been reading Mike Dooley’s Manifesting Change, and I’ve also been listening to a bunch of the Abraham Hicks stuff on YouTube. And there are just so many parallels in the way they describe this whole what-are-we-doing-here and what’s-it-all-about-ness and the essence of what I take from this story.

This whole beautiful synchronicity makes me smile inside with such happy. It makes sense to me. I love the whole knitted-togetherness of each of these individually, and then of them altogether collectively. And the metaphor of an egg just seems to fit.

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I’ve had some fantastically vivid dreams lately, and two nights ago I had a whole heap of very loud, clear metaphors for new beginnings: planting seeds, young animals (kittens mostly) and eggs. Eggs again! I’m working on some new exciting projects (more of which later) and there’s a really big feeling of new beginningness going on round here!

So that’s how my week is setting out, I hope yours is sprinkled with joy, anticipation and optimism too.

2015: Setting the Scene


Striding into January, this first Monday always has a first day back feel. Back to school, back to work, back to routine… and I love it. That fortnight of chaos just makes me relish the normal I’m all amped up and ready to run. Sure, I’ve got dull stuff to contrast with the fun, but it’s all in balance. The yin makes no sense without the yang, and flat-lining is no fun at all. And this week is so full of great intentions, which although they might not all last the course, I feel like if I run with them fast enough some will stick with me.

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A little while back I was telling you about my Word for 2015 which at the time was Reach Beyond and the associated frustration that my word was in fact two words, and I was struggling to come up with a snappy substitute.

I pondered long n hard.

The Facebook group of some >1200 or so folk on a similar quest have been amazing – super supportive to each other’s stories and full of enlightening thoughts and amazing links off and about the internets to like-thoughted places. And helped me add a bunch of other contenders to the list of words.

I settled, finally, on Focus.
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My intention is to:

Focus on what I am doing at any one time – I am typing this post, I am mindful of my fingers on the keyboard. It’s all a little brighter and sharper when I’m just considering these words, nothing else. I’m not eating, not fretting, not rushing up to do the thing I forgot earlier because I was only part-minded on the thing I was doing then – part-minded on the previous part-minded task – and so on….

Focus on the bigger picture. Is what I am doing now contributing in a positive way – to my well-being, health, happiness, or is it a foolhardy shortcut, an excuse, another getting away with it? Does it matter? Can I be wiser? Can I act more in tune with this bigger picture I’m compiling, the picture I call my life?

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I’m focussed on my path. I’m there in the now after now after now, footfall after footfall, mindfully aware. Moment to moment to moment. It’s all a bit Zen.

Of course it flickers in and flutters off – my concentration is a butterfly – but my intention for the year is to come back to the focus every time I remember.