21 “Flow to where the soul knows” Sonia


I was doing some reading at work today. There are days when I can read information and it simply filters in and out. Today I came across a statistic that has sat with me for most of the day. It read that 58% of people that complete suicide do not have a mental illness. Suicide awareness and prevention is an area of my life that I am passionate about personally and professionally. Some days it feels like there is so much to do on such a great scale. There was dialogue that took place and I must admit I felt defeated and tired by this national crisis that we are all facing. I got home and this statistic still stirred through my mind. These are the days when I find that writing is most important. If I walk around feeling defeated the energy that I carry will reflect this. I may as well quit.

What this statistic also tells me is that there are so many people that are suffering in silence. I have worked in the area of mental health for the last three or so years. I have also had a history of mental illness so this has been the area in which my attention has been directed. I was jolted to a different place today and really felt that there is so much more to do in this space. People complete their lives for so many reasons. The reasons are far and few between and I am by no means a health professional or expert in this field. However what I do know is that there is a lack of connection, resilience and hope when an individual feels that this is the only answer.

I don’t have the answers nor do I profess to know them. What I do know is that we all have a personal responsibility not only to ourselves but to each other. Self-love and worth is still an area that is overlooked. Instead we tend to focus on the “stuff” that in the end doesn’t matter. Basic community and humanity seems to get lost along the way. The statistics tell us that as a country this is a crisis, so clearly something isn’t working.

It saddens my heart to know that there are so many individuals that have felt that suicide is the answer. I know this feeling all too well and feel so passionate about making a difference and creating change. It all starts within us. It is in our everyday actions and the way we treat each other. It is our responsibility towards one another and where loyalty and respect is paramount. It is a knowing that every action has a reaction so it is our own choice on where we choose to direct this energy. No I physically can’t stop someone from suicide and it is not my job to save anyone. Instead what I can do is change the way I look at things. I especially love the quote which I have commented on so many times before. The late Dr Wayne Dwyer states “when you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change” How are you choosing to see the world? Flow to where the soul knows. Blessed be and so it is.

With a sprinkle fo fiary dust and may magic follow your day.




5. Let the beauty of what you love be what you do


At the moment I am sitting at Gold Coast airport waiting for a bus to pick me up to see my soul sister. I am sure there is no coincidence that the time I have chosen to write this blog is the same day I am visiting an amazing soul is who is very near and dear to me. A soul that shines my light when I can’t see the path and who sings my song when I have forgotten the words. A love that I know is recognised and felt beyond this lifetime.

One of my most passionate times of my life is visiting and working in Cambodia. I met Emma almost three years ago after a 7 year relationship ended. I was lost, confused, shattered and really didn’t know where I was heading or what I was doing. It was day by day. We began to email as I started to make queries about a Head Heart and Hand Holiday that she was facilitating. Making the decision to go was the one of the greatest leaps I made and far out I am eternally grateful. Over 2 years later and I have travelled to Cambodia 4 times. I now co-facilitate the holidays with her and am part of the Head Heart and Hand Holiday family. We bring over groups of individuals who have a desire to be of service, follow their passion and truly connect with their heart space and what they love to do. To write what Cambodia means to be in one word would be magic.

The beauty of doing what you love for me is to be of service, especially in Cambodia. Sure I can jump on a plane a few times a year and work on local projects, build wash stations, playgrounds etc. That is the easy part! It is being of service and doing what I love each and every other day which is what matters most.  Having travelled and worked in Cambodia for the last few years has been one of the most inspiring aspects of my life. There is always more to learn, more to give and so much more to receive.

We can sometimes get caught up in grandiose plans, goals and ambitions. We forget to be still, quieten our minds and listen to our hearts. We get caught up in our minds and ego and life starts to defy us and we wonder why. Things don’t go the way we anticipate, we get caught up in drama and stories. We become distracted from who we really are and what we love.

So use this as a reminder to you, to your heart, your soul, your higher self. Are you doing what you love? Are you being the difference that you want to see in the world each and every day? Are you living with a grateful heart? These prods and pokes are not judgements rather a time of reflection and nurturing. We all swing off course from time to time; it is part of the learning. A time to dig deep, identify our shadows and embrace the wilder beast. I know mine has emerged a little of late and that is cool just for now.

For now I will be in the moment enjoy my soy latte and appreciate the treasures of goodness that surround me now (thanks universe for the eye candy) Be in gratitude for the freedom that I am so fortunate to have me and thank source for the timely reminder from Rumi. Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. Blessed be and so it is. So it is done. Namaste.

With a sprinkle of fairy dust and may magic follow your day.