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  • ❤️UNCONDITIONAL LOVE❤️ . So love starts with self... right??? . A true measure of SELF-LOVE is how you judge and react to the parts of yourself that you DON’T like. After all, it’s easy to love the socially acceptable, positive, beautiful bits isn’t it! . However, do you really know how to love yourself without placing conditions upon giving yourself that love?? . Building a relationship with the shadowy parts of ourselves has nothing to do with being a positive or negative person but is rather, all about creating deep relationship and ultimately WHOLENESS through meeting those parts with kindness, compassion and understanding. . This Valentines Day, my hope for each of you is permission to love yourself UNCONDITIONALLY ❤️❤️❤️

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  • ️“In the rain and darkness, there is beauty to be found.”️ . When we have a pre-programmed belief of associating darkness with negativity, being bad or something to fear, there is no space for it to be any different. . The first and easiest step to create a new relationship with our own darkness is establishing new words of association with it. . It is only in the darkness that the moon can glow and stars actually twinkle. It is in the darkness of a storm that lightning flashes at its brightest... . I think about these things and the words for me are beauty, magic and power. . Kinda changes the energy around it, doesn’t it!!?

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  • {{{ THE SHADOW-SELF}}} . Even the mention of the Shadow can conjure up a very real fear response. Believe me, I get it! . Before I dove head first into this work 9 odd years ago, it really was something I was terrified of. It has the reputation of being dark, hard, unpalatable, heavy and negative and the collective tells us right from the word go, that anything other than happy (light, positive, joyful ) is BAD. It's programmed into us from birth.... A baby is a "bad" baby if they cry a lot, anger is "wrong" and should be controlled, showing fear is some kind of weakness. . . This being so, it really is no wonder people steer clear of their own shadow side but what if I said to you that your Shadow side is just the things you have not learned or integrated about yourself as yet? Kinda takes the edge off the terrifying nature of it? Doesn't it? . . Yes, some of what you may learn is REALLY uncomfortable! Like wiggle in your seat uncomfortable! And a lot of today's "spiritual" folk will tell you that focussing on the so-called, "negative" parts (your shadow), only results in creating more of it. Quite simply, those kinds of statements are fear based and a projection of one's own personal denial. Shadow work doesn't work like that at all. You cannot BECOME AWARE of something that isn't there in the first place! . . If we look at the world around us, we are shown every single day that each part of an opposite, is needed and necessary to make a half, a whole. The Sun and the Moon, Fire and Water, Yin and Yang, Masculine and Feminine..... The LIGHT in us, and our SHADOW. . We as individuals need this work, the collective, the universe is screaming out for this work. . Tell me, are you a warrior of the heart? . Want to know more? DM me or check out ways I can support you in your journey - link in my bio

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  • A year of the greatest joy and absolute heartache... . I am so very grateful for it all . I set an intention for ease, grace and grounded flow for the coming year... . Blessings to all . . . . #new #newyear #2017 #2018 #blessings #flow #ease #grace #yes #life #laugh #live #love #cry #grief #light #shadow #shade #dark #lifecoach #breathwork #breathe

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  • Blessings today and always ❤️

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  • Day 9&10 combined for my #10daysofthankyous... . My Dame, Lili and Charli ❤️ . No one can possibly know how precious this "us" is... what we have, what we know, what we learn, what we teach, what we acknowledge, what we celebrate, what we are... . I'm so very blessed but these blessings are earned and haven't come by chance.. we work on our relationship as a family ... love you so much❤️✨. . . . . #family #christmas #celebrate #family #true #yes #love #thanks #thankyou #grateful #gratitude #real #grounded #conscious #awake #aware #breathe #breathwork #be #justbe #beyou #life #lifecoach #coach #celebrate

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  • Lots of thank yous today #10daysofthankyous . You are all very special people who have and continue to impact my life in the loveliest and most meaningful ways. . Thank you for the love, trust, learnings, laughs and fun. I'm incredibly fortunate to have you in my life . . . . #thankyou #thanks #grateful #gratitude #live #kindness #real #true #grounded #conscious #aware #awake #friendship #respect #laughs #fun #coach #coach #lifecoaching #life #breathe #breathwork

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  • Today's thank you is for my beautiful friend and colleague Terri from @writingquietly. . Incredible writer, creative explorer, @bycacademy fellow coach, conscious truth seeker, my teacher, my friend . Eternally grateful and I thank you 1000 times over ✨ . . . . . . . #truth #creativity #support #friendship #connection #gratitude #grateful #love #conscious #writing #coach #life #shine #light #shadows #expression #breath e #breath #breath work .

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  • Ever met someone and you just FEEL the connection even before your brain computes it? Not just in your head, but right in the heart and depths of your soul? . Respected colleague, truth-seeker, profound responsibility taker, funny as funny can be, soul seeking sister and kind to the core. Doesn't even touch the surface. . Can't wait to explore our masterminding and see both our personal and collaborative dreams come to life in the new year. . Know you know but really do hope you know just how grateful I am for you. . Moon and back Trace . . . . . . #10daysofthankyous #true #real #friendship #thankyou #gratitude #grateful #thanks #soulsisters #collaborate #collaboration #heart #love #christmas #new #newyear #breathe #light #shine #rise #life #coach

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  • Thank you for being you! . Thank you for seeing me! . Thank you for your support! . Thank you for your smile! . Thank you for your understanding! . You're beautiful Jodie and I have a special place in my heart just for you! (And Wally!) . . . . #thankyou #10daysofthankyous #friends hip #friends #colleagues #writing #real #grateful #gratitude #honest #truth #integrity #introvert #support #understanding #wally #bycacademy

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  • ✨Just love this picture of you my darling friend Julieanne✨ . Thank you for everything you bring to my life. You are kind, sincere, honest and I adore you . I can't wait for our adventures next year . . . . . . . #10daysofthankyous #true #friends #friends hip #soul #heart #thankyou #honest #real #funny #sincere #grateful #gratitude #soulsisters #love #kindness #light #shine #life #coach #breathe #breathwork

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  • Day 4 of my #10daysofthankyous . The gorgeous Skye . A beautiful truth seeker with a heart of gold. . Honest, committed, real, inspiring... thank you for being you! . . . . . . #skye #truth #real #honest #thankyou #beauty #inspiring #thanks #shine #rise #empowered #vulnerable #strength #courageous #freedom #free #shadow #light #life #coach #breathwork #energy #love

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  • Be the change. . . . . . #bethechange #change #personalresponsibility #true #real #honest #love #life #goforit #empower #coach #breathe #breathwork #light #shine #shadow #truth #empower ment #yes #love

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  • Day 3 of my #10daysofthankyous thank you! @wix_nix . You are real, true, vulnerable, strong, compassionate, open hearted and honest. . In a time that was so very dark for me, you saw my light✨and loved me when I didn't know how to myself. . You get my humour, you celebrate my awkwardness, you embrace my quirkiness, you laugh at my jokes (and goodness knows I'm NEVER letting you go for that one!) . My teacher, my colleague, my sister, beautiful mumma...... my friend . Thank you for being a part of my world . . . . #thankyou #grateful #gratitude #christmas #happiness #love #friendship #real #true #honest #funny #smile #light #shine #beauty #mum #breathwork #breathe #coach #thanks

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  • This is our beautiful Lili . Today she completed Primary School. . Seeing you as the empowered, loving, strong yet compassionate lady you are Lili, it is an absolute privilege to be your mum. Dad and I are so very proud of you. . We are celebrating you my darling girl. You exude beauty from the inside out . . . . . #proud #proud mum #love #strong #empowered #celebrate #beautifulheart #beauty #heart #end #endings #new #newbeginnings #blessed #adoremykids #privilege #mum #dad #coach #life #light #shine #shadiw #breathe #breathwork

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  • Day 2 of my#10daysofthankyous and this is my very dear friend @stephdaniel26 . Steph and I met just over 12 years ago when we were both first time mums and since then has been a consistent, monumentally special and integral part of my life . Steph, you are one of the kindest people I know and you truly do have a heart of gold. . Thank you for your support, friendship and unconditional love. Love you lots . . . #friendship #love #celebratingyou #grateful #gratitude #thankyou #fun #laughs #decadeandbeyond #friendsforlife #christmas #life #real #truth #coach #breathwork

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  • Want to spread some love and gratitude? Join me for #10daysofthankyous... . Can't think of a better way to lead up to Christmas than acknowledging and thanking those people who have seen, heard, stretched and loved me this year... please feel free to do the same with #10daysofthankyous . I met this beauty @eefjebroenland through our life coaching studies @bycacademy and from the moment we met at the Brisbane inspo day, there was a knowing, acknowledging, and friendship that blossomed . We are so very different on paper... •I'm messy, Eefje is organised •I'm a fly by the seat of my pants, Eefje is a planner •I'm a going to, Eefje is a do-er . But this friendship, this business support, this collaboration works... gee it works!!....in the most beautiful way . Your belief and encouragement, the laugh til we cry and cry til we laugh again moments we've shared have meant so very much to me and you!, my darling, I am so incredibly grateful for . You are a brilliant coach, inspiring entrepreneur and most of all, most gorgeous of gorgeous friend. . Keep shining beauty ✨ . . (And happy 10 years for you + Frank❤️) . . Gorgeous by Emma Louise Newby

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  • My kids and husband are receiving the ultimate gift from me this year... it's not shiny and new, it's not something you plug in, it's not the latest game or iPad... it's something they are going to feel and remember, even if they don't really know it yet ... it's a mum and wife who is present. . . My natural state is actually to not be in my body as I have a very strong "fear response" to life itself. A lot has been unfolding, unravelling, immense grieving and re-establishing and what has become most obvious is my need to ground and be in this present precise moment. . There are so many things in the works right now business wise that will be gently unfolding in offerings and service next year and I cannot wait to share with you. . However... . Right now, I'm exactly where I need to be, here and present, my ego stripped and put aside, offering my family exactly what they and I need. A mum who's watching my Charli rap on stage in his talent quest, a mum who's celebrating my daughter Lili's final days at primary school, a wife who's listening in a difficult time work wise for my husband. . AND... A woman who's finally asking herself what she needs to create the life she wants. . Christmas can be such a challenging time as the collective is all about STUFF... . My gift to each of you.. check in with YOU to decide what's important. . Check in with YOU to decide what's needed . Check in with YOU to set the boundaries for YOUR family... . Comparison at this time of year can be at an all time high... check in with what you and yours need right now... I can promise you that no matter who you are... the ultimate give YOU can give those you love right now is your PRESENCE . . . . . .

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  • For anyone currently feeling it all... . Remember that the rainbow is coming! . Lots of love x

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