This is what my weekend at the I Can Do It conference looked like...surrounded by thousands of like minded human beings in the presence of Louise Hay and her friends. In between that surreality I was surrounded by sunshine, Sydney Harbour and Lindt macarons. Heaven? Pretty much...
So in the interests of sharing as much as possible, passing forward the many A-HA moments and hoping that these learnings can become yours as well...here is my list of take home BIG ones from Louise Hay and her EXTRA - ordinary friends:
♡ Always honour your soul, think about how everything you say and do is honouring your soul.
♡ Learn to say NO, set boundaries in order to improve your self care. Cheryl Richardson shared this beautiful example of a polite NO: "Thank you so much for your invitation, while I am unable to accept I wish you all the best."
♡ Remember to model self care for our children. We do not need to do everything for them, politely letting them know that you are in need of some rest sets a good example to them for their own self care!
♡ Do everything with GRACE and LOVE.
♡ Open yourself up to support. This is a BIG one for me, fiercely independent simply because I was thrust from childhood into adulthood it is very hard for me to ask for support. Recently I was forced to do just that and it opened my eyes to the fact that accepting support from others gives them a great sense of purpose in our lives and their own
♡ Ask yourself if you are living in a state of resentment? This is such a brilliant question...are you living in resentment of past relationships, past lovers, family members, friends, colleagues. LET IT GO!!
♡ Receiving is an act of generosity.
♡ Defensiveness is not a valid form of communication, EVER!
♡ Resign as General Manager of the Universe. Seriously, do yourself a favour and let the things go that do not really matter. The dishes will get washed and come out clean enough if they are stacked neatly or not in the dishwasher!
♡ Embrace and protect your sensitivity. Allow your children to be sensitive, it is better to feel things deeply than not to feel them at all.
♡ Robert Holden so eloquently said: "No amount of self improvement can make up for any lack of self acceptance."
♡ The more that you accept yourself just the way you are, the more that every area of your life improves.
♡ Money is a physical manifestation of who you are. Thanks for that pearl Suze Orman!
♡ Before you think and before you speak: IS IT KIND? IS IT NECESSARY? IS IT TRUE? This one will change your life.
♡ Do not sacrifice yourself for love.
Hopefully these learnings reach YOU and change YOU...Louise Hay is truly a visionary, a woman who will not stop in her mission to inspire and uplift. I may continue this post with some of the deeper and more detailed lessons I absorbed during the final session with Neale Donald Walsch.