Home' Nova National : October 2010 Contents fostering trust among voters rather than
indulging in short term scaremongering.
We wouldn't need to run around
building defensive walls, acquiring more
possessions, accumulating knowledge,
fighting wars, pillaging the earth's
resources and stockpiling abundance as
a surety against leaner times. We might
dare to stand still and let life unravel its
mystery instead of trying to control
tomorrow. So what's stopping us?
Fear, of course. Looking over the
cliff face and staring into the abyss is
frightening; what happens if there is no
safety net, no one to catch us? A note
scribbled on a card above my desk says:
"Don't be in the know, be in the mystery."
I don't recall where I got that from, but I
do know that it takes a lot of practice and
enormous faith to let go and trust that we
don't have to stage manage our lives from
minute to minute.
And yet the more we micro manage
our lives, the more we block our con-
nection to our higher selves, to our inner
guidance, to our more playful, creative,
authentic and spontaneous selves. We
think we are moving life along and ticking
the requisite boxes -- avoiding failure and
© NOVA OCTOBER 2010
If the sun and the moon should doubt,
They'd immediately go out.
William Blake (Auguries of Innocence)
Charlotte Francis learns the liberating power of surrendering to trust.
Trust. Just surrender, let go and
let God heal you. Imagine if
the world spun on an axis of
faith and trust instead of one of
fear and mistrust. Imagine if the recent
federal election campaign had been about
the yawning abyss -- when, in fact, we are
keeping ourselves stuck and small.
At various times in our lives, most of
us come up against some of the classic
survival fears: the fear of not belonging,
the fear of not being loved, the fear of
failure and the fear of not being good
enough. Overcoming these fears is not
so much about trusting or relying on
external factors, but about trusting the
process of life itself and allowing the
expression of the wisdom, truth and
intelligence of our body, mind and spirit.
In her book, When All Else Fails,
medical intuitive Carmel Bell includes
a wonderful quote about healing from
Rachel Naomi Remen: "Healing may
not be so much about getting better, as
about letting go of everything that isn't
you -- all of the expectations, all of the
beliefs -- and becoming who you are."
Having the confidence to be who we
really are doesn't always come easy. First,
we have to peel away the layers of social
and family conditioning, releasing
emotional patterns and learned responses
until we are able to access, own and
embrace our unique selves.
So it was that I recently found my way
to a Soul Voice sound healing retreat in
Queensland facilitated by Karina Schelde.
I had already done the warm up weekend
in Melbourne and found the process
enormously liberating. Although afraid
(deeply afraid) of digging (even) deeper
and coming face to face with some of my
fears and limiting beliefs, I nevertheless
signed up to the five day retreat knowing
it might be an emotional rollercoaster.
Standing in a roomful of strangers
and letting strange and often discordant
sounds emerge from the depths of your
being requires a great deal of mutual
courage and trust. And that was what was
so special about the retreat; everyone who
took part was committed to growing and
learning and doing so in a loving, supportive
atmosphere; one where there was no right
and wrong, where you could drop your
guard and allow your vulnerabilities to
surface. Never before have I spent five days
surrounded by such pure openhearted
My intention for the retreat was to
release myself from the pressure of having
to get it right or achieve anything -- to
congratulate myself for simply showing
up and having the courage to participate.
Knowing that there was no judgement
-- apart from any self judgement we might
have -- and that whatever sound came
out was valid, enabled me and the other
participants to access deeply buried
feelings and emotions: words we hadn't
spoken; feelings we hadn't felt or that
we had suppressed; longings we hadn't
Let Go into Trust
Trisha an internationally renowned animal communicator and
teacher is conducting 2-day Introductory workshops.
VENUE: Perth Zoo
DATE: 16/17 Oct. 2010
DATE: 11/12 Dec. 2010
WANT TO KNOW WHAT YOUR ANIMALS ARE THINKING AND FEELING?
WANT TO LEARN THE SILENT LANGUAGE OF ANIMALS?
Communicate with domestic and wild animals
For further details & bookings - see website MOB: 0419 999 407
Guest Speaker at Mind Body & Spirit Festival, Sydney
4-7 Nov -- stand D16
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