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As I was resting on my sofa and looking out of my living room window, I noticed wood pigeons building a nest.

I’ve seen them building nests over the years every year in a different hiding space. One was arranging the twigs that the other one was constantly bringing to it’s partner. When the nest is finished, they lay their eggs, then take turns in looking after them. When the eggs hatch, they take turns in feeding the young and themselves. Then they teach their young all of the life skills and watch them leave the nest, maybe never to see them again. And they keep on repeating the cycle year after year, for the rest of their lives.

That made me ask myself:

  • How come that birds never worry about their young after they’ve left?
  • How can they leave building a nest for the last minute?
  • How come that they don’t have supermarkets or plant their food, yet they always have as much as they need?
  • How can they not worry about the next day or the foreseeable future?
  • How come that they find time to sing every day? and many more questions.

I guess that’s why there are sayings like: “As free as a bird”, “As happy as a lark”, “Bird’s eye view”, “Birds of a feather”, a.s.o. I wasn’t the first person to notice that we can learn from our feathered friends.

Be as it may, animals seem to know and understand the cycles of nature and just go with the flow. They feel when a natural end to a situation has come and they simply accept the change. And live on happily, saluting the Sun every morning and singing it’s lullaby every evening. Meanwhile, us humans think that we know better and go to bed full of worry about the next day.

Who’s the cleverer in this game of life? Us or nature? I am betting on nature any time.

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On 15th April, I went to a charitable fundraising event. Funds were collected for two charities. One was set up to help look after people with the Motor neurone disease.

A young man gave a speech which was about his brother who suffers from it. At one point he said (what was told to them by doctors) that it was incurable. That sounded hopeless, as if anyone with that disease of any age, background, heritage, ability, etc. has identical destiny. There is no cure and therefore, let us help those people feel as comfortable and looked after as possible, until their premature death.

Now, that struck a cord in me. I felt like standing up and saying that there is always hope. But I didn’t.Not just because it would embarrass my family who were also present, but because people weren’t prepared to hear it. And it wasn’t my pitch.

That reminded me of how and why I started researching into available alternatives to conventional healthcare. It was when my son was born and suffered from various food allergies and everything that accompanies them (digestive issues, skin problems, pain and discomfort). I had to switch my intuition on, as a newborn baby can only cry if something isn’t right. It was down to me to find out the cause and to find an alternative way so that they don’t suffer. Conventional doctors weren’t able to help much, so my journey into the word of alternative medicine and general clean lifestyle began. I ventured into a Chinese medicine practitioner’s office and never looked back. I also took a chance on Homeopathy, which also worked beautifully. I had to read all food labels when food shopping, in order to avoid the allergens. It was a minefield at the beginning, as I discovered that milk was in 80% of all products that we were buying, as well as eggs and soya.

Now that my son is old enough, he is continuously choosing what is best for him (he is a vegan now and has embraced the world of sport and general exercise).

Therefore, there is always hope and a way forward. I know that some conditions and diseases are more life threatening and serious. But, my son’s condition would have deteriorated and caused some of those serious diseases if we didn’t find what works for him. That is my point.

There is always a way. We just need to go within and let our inner feeling guide us.

Namaste.

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9th November 2018

 

A lesson that has been with me for some time now is:

LET GO OF THE DESIRED OUTCOME.

I am working on integrating it.

 

What has also been emerging, as of yesterday is: RESPONSIBILITY for my thoughts and deeds.

In order to grow up, i.e. mature and to be able to manifest for my highest good, I need to accept the part that I play in creating my daily life.

And, at the same time, remembering the bigger picture (my contract and personal mission).

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