2014 brought with it a new way of being for me. I adopted the words of Socrates, "Know Thyself" and strove to heal, uncover and learn all I could about myself. Learning to deeply trust my inner wisdom and using my intuition as my life's compass mindfully and for the first time since I was a small child. I invested heavily in healing and in personal development. I sought teachers in different areas that interested me.
This post is a year in review of sorts, a declaration to dare in 2015 and a huge thank you to many - including you, my readers, for being on this road with me.
My first heartfelt thank you's go to my family and close friends who have walked with me knowing every obstacle I faced - from the past and present. I have no idea what I would have done without my dear husband, best friend and small network of close friends who I've loved, lived, laughed and cried with. I celebrate you and all that you've brought into my life. I am grateful for newly formed friendships and deepening connections with friends I've made over the last few years. A godsend after almost 5 years of living in Brisbane. To meet such a strong tribe of beautiful, smart and powerful women. Oh! I think we will be a force to be reckoned with in all of our endeavours!
I've had many teachers and guides this year. I knew in my heart and soul that they had what I needed to stay on my path. There were quite of few occasions where I would diverge off onto new paths knowing that they were the right ones, and many instances where I would diverge off and need to be led back to my heart and body. Thank you to Rachel, Ruby, Michelle, Susana, Andrea, Nissa, Pixie, Heather, Helen, Kerryanna and Bodhi. Thank you from the core of my being for helping, supporting and guiding me to uncover my gifts and light.
I had the pleasure and excitement of learning from 3 very special people who are passionate creators in my areas of interest: art, food and writing (and so much more really!).
Jesse Reno. Seriously one of the coolest and funniest people I've ever met! Jesse is an amazing artist and teacher. I loved watching him paint. I freed up my style, found a new style and painted like I never have before: With Soul. With Symbology. Full Expression.
Danielle LaPorte. I Desire Mapped and finally learned that trusting my feelings and knowing how I want to feel is important to living a wholehearted life. You may have read my post early in the year on being an Empath. Feelings are the centre of it all. Shared the wonderful experience of seeing Danielle live on stage at the Big Hearted Business un-conference 2014 in Melbourne with my awesome friend Jessie. Having Danielle sign off on my core desired feelings was awesome!
Tony Bilson. Known as the Godfather of Cuisine in Australia. My gorgeous husband treated me to a cooking demonstration and amazing lunch with Tony. One way to this woman's heart is definitely through her stomach!
Writing Down My Soul
I wrote about finally coming home to myself and not being cookie dough-done yet. I wrote about setting yourself free and why your story matters, breaking open here and a lesson here, letting go, moving beyond rejection and failure here and here.
I contemplated the Creative Fire in July, without knowing at the time that I would create and manifest a workshop series with this very name! Your inner fire always knows. Trust yourself implicitly. I announced my first workshop, wrote about fear and bravery and bliss. A few weeks later I decided to become a Desire Map Facilitator. My tips on inspiration are here.
I guest posted about Creative Mojo on Kind Over Matter and will be guest posting there all 2015 long! I was also interviewed in Upbeat Downstream Magazine, a beautifully created and local online publication, interviewed by Working Mums Collective and published on Rebelle Society - dreams fulfilled! Also made an appearance (in words) in the local newspaper.
I welcomed Gutsy Women and interviewed them here: Jen, Michelle, Naomi, Marta, Katie - with more inspiring women lined up for 2015.
My Artsy pursuits and news here, here, here, here and here.
What feels true to me for Spirit, my Core Desired Feelings in review and conscious shopping.
In closing, thank you for reading! May 2015 bring you everything that your body, heart and soul desires! Thank you life, thank you people, thank you trials, challenges & lessons, thank you Spirit and thank you Inner Fire. Get ready to soar in 2015!
Hello, I'm Sharyn: Founder of of Gutsy Girl and Gutsy Girls Will Rule The World. I am the Creatrix of Sacred Circle Leadership Training and Gutsy Mantras.
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