Words shape our life. Two small words made me an honours dance student and star performer in my teens, an award winning business graduate in my twenties, a joyous bellydancing hippie who had a natural birth in my thirties and a registered midwife and healing coach in my forties.
The best is yet to come.
In October 2015 I started helping women heal from childbirth. I left my job as a midwife, I moved countries and found a house in the stunning Byron Shire when everyone told me that it’s really hard to find a house!!!
Looking back, I’ve realized that no matter what other people say I have set my sights on my dreams.
My soul has unfolded my life on the wings of two words, like a mantra they have blazed internally uniting to form a pilot light that never goes out, without me even consciously realizing it.
These two words ensured that I had a beautiful natural home birth with a private midwife, graduated from not one but two Bachelors Degree programmes, (one with Distinction, just sayin’)(the other in my forties whilst escaping domestic violence, going through a divorce AND solo parenting a teenager, just sayin2’), moving overseas to New Zealand for a year, and creating a fun, respectful, delicious and divine wonderful new relationship with a gorgeous man I LOVE.
The words are very simple and looking back on my life so far I can see that they are THE deciding factor in ALL of my successes and my failures.
These two words are not hopes, or wishes, or hard sought after; they are deeper than that. They navigate my inner compass. (and of course I still have heaps to learn and much tweaking to do!!)
Decisions I have made with my whole heart, my willingness, my joy and devotion.
The two words are I CAN.
I decided that I CAN have a natural birth and I did.
I decided that I CAN have the job I want and I got it.
I decided that I CAN become a midwife and I DID.
I decided that I CAN have the wedding of my dreams, and I did.
I decided that I CAN leave an unhealthy relationship, and I did.
I decided that I CAN grieve and let go and create a healthy relationship with a gorgeous man, and I did.
I decided that I CAN move overseas for a year to travel and adventure, and I did.
I decided that I CAN move back to the Byron Shire and I did.
I decided that my daughter CAN go to an expensive STEINER School, and she has been there for 9 years already!
If I am honest, if I look inside, ALL my achievements are based on these 2 simple words.
Whenever I reach roadblocks and downward spirals it’s because I am thinking and feeling the opposite of the two words. When I hear myself thinking and feeling that I can’t. I see this reflection and the downward dog results reflected in my life.
If you think you can, you CAN and if you think you can’t, you CAN’T.
Now, what have you decided for your life, your health, your vision, your studies, your art, your relationships, your adventures, your finances, your dreams???
I wish you the magic of these two word Angels.
I believe in you.
I am here to tell you that if you believe, if you trust, if you surrender and most importantly if you DECIDE…
You CAN, you really can.