What if not knowing is the way?

Friend, what if not knowing is the way to where you are going?

If 2020 taught us anything, it is that Life is unpredictable and, for all our plans and organising, we really don’t know what’s round the corner. Cancer has taught me this too. There have been times, these past seven years, when I really thought I knew what I was doing, like with the NORI protocol and the other books I read that seemed to hold the answers. Then I realised that I know nothing.

I have come to this conclusion a few times. First, it was when I thought I was healthy and then found out I had a 6cm metastatic breast cancer tumour in my brain sac. Then I tried to carry on as usual, then Life showed me who’s boss again, when I accidentally deleted all my YouTube videos one fateful Saturday. Then I really gave up and, slowly, Life started flowing again. Carefully, I went, taking baby steps not grand gestures.

Since then, there have been times when I tried too hard again and Life had to slap me back down. In 2020, so much stuff kept happening, that I truly did give up. I seriously had no idea how to proceed. So I just meditated a lot daily, like for two hours. At first I tried the Dr Joe Dispenza method, but that was also trying too hard. How did I know? It had no effect. Then I just started to meditate by focusing on my body again, just gently. And letting Life lead. Things got better.

And they have been ever since. I think! No not I think, I feel. Thinking is the problem. Because we think we know, but we don’t. So I’m just seeing what happens. What happened when I let go and started saying “I have no clue what’s best for me”? People showed up, experts, appointments were made. I didn’t have to do so much. Kyle Cease talks about this, Can you sit in the space of “I don’t know and it’s ok”?  So that’s where I’m at.

How about you?

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Mireille xx

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What if feeling shame is the way to success?

Friend, what if feeling shame is the way to success?

In the last few years I’ve been getting more in touch with my feelings rather than being too positive. Because I realised five years ago that my problem is that I get the lesson before I have truly felt the experience. And when I look around at people who are successful, whether it be in health or career, it seems that they are not only positive but capable of feeling a full range of emotions.

Spiritual and manifesting teachers like Lacy Phillips and Kyle Cease teach this too. Kyle, my favourite guru of the moment, actually says that when we cry, we alchemise the trauma and emotions in our bodies. So I’ve been trying to cry more. And welcoming it when it comes. When I can’t, I use this method for feeling feelings. It really works! I used it when my ex husband told me he was having a baby with his new partner and I just felt numb.

When I was practising the law of attraction a lot, I also realised that when I just tried to be positive rather than feel my feelings, it was like trying to hold a beach ball under the water, and wasn’t effective. The teachers say that when we are present, whether in an activity or meditating, feelings arise and we just have to hold space for them, just let them be. Because an emotion is energy in motion, it will dissipate.

Recently I noticed too that when I wake from a nap, I often feel shame, over putting myself out there and online. Now that I am aware of it, I welcome it. And feel it. It only lasts for a few minutes. When I don’t do embarrassing things, I don’t experience this. But by feeling it, we release it, and then we don’t have to eat, text, stalk, smoke, drink it or do any other addictive behaviours to avoid feeling it. And our vibration lifts. So we are more powerful, energetically, and things just seem to work out. Maybe.

How about that?

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p.s. You can find me on Instagram here or for my art, Locomotive Creations, here.

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Sarah can’t escape herself, even overseas. Will she call hot Oliver? Who doesn’t even know she’s there! But who is this beautiful artist Bonnie? Set in Lucerne, Switzerland, and starring a travel agent from Perth, Australia, Wonderlust is a unique modern philosophical romance about creative women.

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What if everything happens for a reason?

Some people don’t think everything happens for a reason. I am not that person. Just take the recent example of thinking I might try to learn 7 languages. Whether this works out of not, it led to a number of benefits. I became motivated to blog again, I found a shorter bio on the end of my museletter and used it for a competition, I started writing short blogs (yay!) and I wrote out a list of my priorities and realised that publishing books was at the top.

Now when I decide what to do with my time, I glance at this list of five to help me decide what is most important. Because sometimes things that are urgent take up our time but there are also important things that need doing and scheduling in. So, even if I am not yet writing about learning 7 languages, this emphasis on priorities and scheduling will be a key to success. Right?!

Scheduling may not sound sexy but it is. It allows us to have more free time. When I was recovering from the brain surgery in 2016, the only book I allowed into my atmosphere were L’Art de la Simplicite by Dominique Loreau (The Art of Simplicity), and I implemented it. This is still paying off.

But anyway, this is not a blog post about scheduling (it ain’t that sexy!). What if everything happens for a reason?! Like cancer. I know it sucks massively and all, for everyone involved, but personally I’ve received such gifts from having cancer. And I do think that illness is here to teach us something. But that’s me.

How about you?

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Sarah can’t escape herself, even overseas. Will she call hot Oliver? Who doesn’t even know she’s there! But who is this beautiful artist Bonnie? Set in Lucerne, Switzerland, and starring a travel agent from Perth, Australia, Wonderlust is a unique modern philosophical romance about creative women.

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What if going beyond the mind is the way?

What if going beyond the mind is the way?

I’ve been doing an experiment since mid last year, maybe earlier, to go beyond the mind. I’ve written about it here. Jess Lively is a teacher of this from her podcast and courses and through her I heard about Michael Singer’s The Surrender Experiment. Where there’s a will, there’s a way. And sometimes that way is to just let go.

Well, I went on a whole journey of surrender last year, too big to write about here. But if and when the book I wrote about it gets published, you can read about it there. The thing is that Life became so intense and uncontrollable that I had to just go with the flow.

Then I started meditating a whole lot more than usual, Now I’m going beyond the mind in writing this blog. Because it doesn’t make sense. But I want to do it. And learning languages doesn’t make sense. But I want to do it. Just gently. A calling. I don’t feel desperate about it.

What if that is the way?

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Lots of love,

Mireille xx

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Sarah can’t escape herself, even overseas. Will she call hot Oliver? Who doesn’t even know she’s there! But who is this beautiful artist Bonnie? Set in Lucerne, Switzerland, and starring a travel agent from Perth, Australia, Wonderlust is a unique modern philosophical romance about creative women.

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What if embarrassment is the way?

What if embarrassment is the way?

I don’t know about anyone else but maybe embarrassment is the way for me. On Friday I did something that I felt very embarrassed about. Oh it made my stomach clench. But I did it anyway. That’s right, I invited people to like my art page on facebook.

Oh it was so embarrassing as I went through the list of Facebook friends, some of them I particularly thought, This person is going to think I’m a dick.. This person is going to wonder wtf I’m doing.. and so on. But I did it anyway, because it’s only embarrassing for the moment. And maybe what I want is on the other side of this embarrassment.

I’ve been thinking about audacity lately. It’s probably what this year is about for me, I realised on Friday. I also felt embarrassed about announcing that I wanted to learn 7 languages. But you know there are some people out there who really aren’t that good, they’re not the best by far, but they have the AUDACITY to follow their dreams and put themselves out there, where they need to be. And maybe that’s me.

Someone said to me about my art that if I practise a lot, I’ll get better. But what if I don’t want to get better? What if being a bit shit is my thing? What if I’m a natural? I don’t want to make perfect art. I want to make what wants to come out.  Including the mistakes. I want to make the imperfection part of the creation. And yes I have the audacity to call it art out loud even!

Maybe that’s it.

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Lots of love,

Mireille xx

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Sarah can’t escape herself, even overseas. Will she call hot Oliver? Who doesn’t even know she’s there! But who is this beautiful artist Bonnie? Set in Lucerne, Switzerland, and starring a travel agent from Perth, Australia, Wonderlust is a unique modern philosophical romance about creative women.

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What if I don’t become fluent in 7 languages?

What if I don’t become fluent in 7 languages?

On Friday I wrote about my sudden desire to become fluent in 7 languages. Actually, it’s not all that sudden. Five years ago, after the big brain surgery, after my life had crumbled and I was feeling so low, I had the idea to go study French and German at university as it was only this thought that made me feel any glimmer of joy.

Then I ended up working in a dental surgery (did you know?) and then I went back to teaching English. But even then, mid 2017, I woke up one night from a dream speaking French and continued with it the next few days. Not long after, in The Gilli Islands, I met a French guy and had a correspondence with him for the next few months. Maybe I just really wanted to study French again!

I am just a person figuring out life and how it works for me. I’m not there yet. So on Friday, the thought of studying languages again, propelled me to write that blog post, drive to the city with some books for a competition and stop at UWA to find out information on the way back. What I found out is that the semester starts today and so I will have to do more research and preparation before starting.

But that’s okay.

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Lots of love,

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Love to feel peaceful and happy but too busy to do anything about it? Tired of your turmoil? Discover how to quickly train your mind to experience presence and flow, happiness and harmony, no matter what is happening around you with metastatic breast, cancer warrior and author, Mireille Parker.

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Sarah can’t escape herself, even overseas. Will she call hot Oliver? Who doesn’t even know she’s there! But who is this beautiful artist Bonnie? Set in Lucerne, Switzerland, and starring a travel agent from Perth, Australia, Wonderlust is a unique modern philosophical romance about creative women.

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What if I become fluent in 7 languages?

What if I become fluent in 7 languages and blog about it?

I know this a very crazy thought. It started yesterday when I woke up thinking about studying French at UWA this year. Then I thought, oh but I also want to keep up and improve my German. I looked both up and then decided to forget about it and see if the idea sticks.

This morning I woke up at 5am thinking about studying French at UWA. And German. And what about Indonesian? Oh and then I’d like to learn Hindhi. These are the countries I visit most and, you know, roots and all. But oh, I’ve always loved Italian so much, the country, the people, the culture and the language. Finally, maybe I’ll learn Mandarin because it’s important.

But I’ll start with French, Italian and German. Or just French, if I can.

I feel like Elizabeth Gilbert when she went to study Italian just because her heart was telling her to. Meanwhile, I’m waiting to hear whether my two unpublished books are publishable. Meanwhile, I started making art and wouldn’t mind selling them if that’s on the cards. Am I just avoiding this with the new dream?

I’m not one to think things through for too long, more of an intuitive decision-maker. And so far it hasn’t worked out too badly. Maybe I’ll just look like an idiot for sharing this already.

We will see. Won’t we?

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Also, do let me know.. what crazy inkling is calling you

Lots of love,

Mireille xx

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Love to feel peaceful and happy but too busy to do anything about it? Tired of your turmoil? Discover how to quickly train your mind to experience presence and flow, happiness and harmony, no matter what is happening around you with metastatic breast, cancer warrior and author, Mireille Parker.

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Sarah can’t escape herself, even overseas. Will she call hot Oliver? Who doesn’t even know she’s there! But who is this beautiful artist Bonnie? Set in Lucerne, Switzerland, and starring a travel agent from Perth, Australia, Wonderlust is a unique modern philosophical romance about creative women.

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How I flowed to my FOUR Instagram accounts this weekend!

Not all those who wonder are lost. But sometimes we are looking for a direction. OMG! The funniest things happened this weekend. And all in my home of course. So how did I flow to my FOUR Instagram accounts, you ask?

Well, I’ve been thinking about my direction for a while. Like, pretty much the last few weeks of my trip. Then after uploading the Master Your Mind : Create Peace Within in 20 minutes a day book on Amazon on Friday (Yes!), I started to think about how to incorporate all of my interests and books into my Instagram account without being super annoying.

So I thought and thought on Saturday morning and came up with a good plan. But you know, the vibration of the problem is not the same as that of the solution. Still my mind was having so much fun (loves solving a problem) and wouldn’t let it go.

Finally I had to do things like clean my house, but then, later in the evening, I started watching some clips on YouTube on Quentin Tarantino and his creative process and then advice from company founders like Beso, Ma, Buffet and the like. That led onto an interview with the founder of Skinnymeteatox, The Fifth watches and a few other brands, who was saying that for each of her products, she has a different Instagram account.

Everything happens for a reason, no?

Last Thursday, I was about to go for a walk after lunch when suddenly I had the very strong urge to set up a new IG account. So I did that quickly before I went for the walk and then proceeded to take so many photos on the walk that I have three months’ worth of 3x/day posting (just a day in the life). I love this new account so much!

Dedicated to our wonderful world, Wonderlust_intheworld makes me feel so happy. But back to Saturday, I went to sleep and then woke up early Sunday morning with the idea that I would start two more accounts; Mireilleparkerauthor and masteryourmindbook and I set them up immediately.

Mireilleparkerauthor started out as being just that, but once I was posting yesterday I realised that I really wanted to post my travel shots and make it more of a mini blog type of thing. It’s also a great way to organise my photos, which would have been an immense job in itself.

But what I’m loving is being funny, silly and obscure! Actually, I absolutely love satire (like The Great Gatsby, The Virgin Suicides and Lolita) and with Wonderlust I was trying to do that for many years but it didn’t work in the first person, if you know what I mean.

In my early years of having an Instagram account, an artist and coach in Switzerland  told me she liked those kind of posts I did but someone else I admired said she didn’t like that kind of thing and, while trying to fit into the box of being a coach, it stuck with me.

But, I really like the one liners and the juxtaposed captions for the same reason I enjoy art and literature. It’s fun to not have everything explained. It’s amusement for our brains. Right? It’s interesting!

So, all this to say, I now have four Instagram accounts!!

I was supposed to be writing about Master Your Mind : Create Peace Within being released, but I’m so loving this new development that I can’t help but share it with you. It’s also the perfect example of what I share in the book.

So I’m going to be sharing my journey with #my4IGaccounts on my mireille_parker IG page. Come follow if you’d like the updates.

What a funny experiment.

I’m excited to share what I learn. Am I doing the right thing? Will this turn out well? Am I simply an idiot? What’s gonna happen? All this and more coming to you. 

And if you’d like to check out my babies :

What a wonderful world! @wonderlust_intheworld

Let’s get sidetracked on the Main Street. Wonderlusting. @mireilleparkerauthor

Create Peace Within. Quotes & Tips for Introverts, Deep Thinkers + Busy People @masteryourmindbook

Metastatic Breast Cancer Conqueror sharing the journey with #my4IGaccounts @mireille_parker

I will write to you again on Thursday because I want to share more about what Master Your Mind : Create Peace Within is.  Also join up here to keep up-to-date with my journey and receive weekly insights and musings.

Till then..

Lots of love,

Mireille xx

 


The witty and intelligent novel about a travel agent from Perth, Australia, who goes to Lucerne, Switzerland, seeking a deeper experience of life and finds love in a most unusual place. Set in 2007, Wonderlust is a journey of food, sex, body obsession, refugees, writing and reality TV. It’s the really interesting conversation you wish you were having! Get Wonderlust here!

10 Tips to Make Working from Home Easier

I hope you are claiming some benefits during this time of COVID-19 lockdowns and keeping yourself attuned to a peaceful frequency as much as can be. Feeling your feelings too of course.  But as many of us are working from home, I am sharing what I’ve learned to make it simpler and more effective, with less stress. 

I’ve been working on Master Your Mind and I guess I’ll publish it on Friday but I’ll let you know. I wanted to put it out asap to help everyone during this time, sharing what I do and have done since I was twenty four to create peace within. And manifest. The subtitle for it is create peace within. Although I do share how I manifest and all I’ve learned about this, especially in the last few years since the brain surgery.

I know it’s a very uncertain time. But so is having stage IV breast cancer for three years! If I was to dive too much into the worst-case scenarios, I don’t think I’d have beat it. Or at least I’d have felt very worried and anxious through the process. Tune the world out to tune into what you desire. Of course take the precautions and action steps. But there’s such a thing as information overload as well. And we are the creators of our own reality. What matters is what’s going on right here right now, in your world. And so I bring you..
 
10 Tips to make Working from Home Easier

It’s been 7 years I’ve been working from home or  almost 14 if you include when I was working on Wonderlust. There are many things I wish I’d known to make it easier when I was working in my coaching business. I was overloaded and stressed and so I share with you the following in the hope that it helps you too. 

1. Structure

Before I had a morning routine that used to run until mid-morning and then I’d be stressed and always chasing my tail. Now I have a more succinct morning routine, getting up by 6 or 6.30 and starting by 8/8.30am. Then I work until lunchtime with a break after 90 minutes for fruit and standing in the sunshine. Other things that are structured for me include when I go to the supermarket (Tuesday late afternoon), when I buy fresh produce (Monday lunchtime) and then I make do with what I have for the week. 

2. Routine

I eat the same breakfast every day and pretty much the same lunch, plus wear the same clothes for two days in a row. I write my museletters every Tuesday afternoon a and do writing work in the morning. Routine reduces stress by cutting down on the number of decisions we have to make, our mental load, and it gives us more energy and space for creativity. I also use apps to help me with this. One is To Do and there I put lists of regular things I have to do. Like shopping lists so I can just mark off what I need or when I had certain kinds of Jobs to do on a Monday, for example, I’d put it and mark it off there. It takes a little preparation but once you’ve done it, you have a system. 

3. Priorities

There is usually one thing that is most important to do. Make a to do list, tackling the most important job first, when willpower, energy and focus are high.Usually I’ll get two or three main things done during the day.Ticking lists (achieving goals) actually produces dopamine, the feel-good chemical, in our brains and makes us feel successful and happy.

4. Simplicity

Every day I pretty much make a salad with beans and whatever else I have for lunch. It’s important to not eat too much as this makes us tired. With blood sugar levels out of whack, our liver and pancreas are also working to control this and not processing hormones properly, as I learned in Womancode by Alisa Viti. Another idea is to make up a hearty soup once a week and then freeze some. Other things I keep simple during my work day are the clothes, jewellery and make up I wear. It’s pretty repetitive and minimal. 

5. Focus

I keep my phone on flight mode until lunch time and there are no notifications that come up on my laptop except text messages. I know it can be a challenge to focus in our world of swiping. I’ve been finding that reading more books is making me that much more focused too. Focus by working out the blocks of time you are working in and then don’t waver. Sometimes I’ll stand up and walk around or go to the mirror and pluck, but that actually helps to get more inspired. In five minutes, I’m back at work. 

6.  Schedule

When something is on your schedule, you know it’s going to happen. This reduces stress because it means you don’t have to do everything today. Every few months I’ll make a new schedule for myself on the electronic one. I could be using this more but it’s already an improvement. I schedule in my fitness time and leave time for relaxing. So I know if I don’t go to the gym on a Tuesday or Thursday evening and yoga on the Wednesday, it’s not going to happen because Monday and Friday evenings are for relaxing.

7. Movement

Be sure to include movement in your day, especially before starting work. I always stretch and before I’d walk down the street to the cafe but now I go for a walk/run round the block before starting and maybe down to the cafe later to pick up a coffee or a walk at lunchtime. Also getting up and stretching throughout the day and taking breaks is important. I am no fitness guru but I’ll do some squats or lunges while waiting for the coffee to boil, for example. 

8. Air

Be sure to have the window open a crack. It’s important. Oxygen energises the brain. I do find I work better with fresh air coming in. If you aren’t able to go outside, open the window in the morning and yell “Good morning!” Haha. Only if you want to. You could also whisper it.

9. Preparation

A guy I dated used to say “preparation is key” and though it annoyed me at the time and I thought it was super boring, he was actually right. Things I prepare in advance now include setting my supplements out once a week. If I don’t do this, I forget to take them. Usually I do this on a Sunday evening. I’m sure people go as far as setting out the clothes they are going to wear the next day. But I am not that person. Still, whatever I can prepare in advance helps. And yes, it’s scheduled in. 

9. Goals

Write out your goals for the week.  There is perhaps one top one and two others. I put this for the week of my physical schedule to keep the focus. Then I have other lists of more long-term goals on my pin-up board. Right now I have lists of Books I’m Writing, Books I’ve read in 2020, My Desires and a list of Work goals and Personal goals. It’s fun to check them off as I complete them, but I’m not in a rush, just doing it as they come. Writing it down is half the work done and it gets it out of our heads for more focus, creativity and freedom. 

10. Limits

When the day is done, the work is over. Switch off. You’re done! This was one I was never good at running my coaching business and found myself working all the time. Now I have once a day when I post on social media (3.30pm or around then) and that’s the only time I check it. The other important thing is to not do your housework or beauty while working. Schedule that in too. Perhaps some people do find it relaxing to  sweep up as a break, but if we are constantly thinking about what needs doing, it’s very stressful. I put the blinkers on and focus on my work when I’m working. 

My dear, I don’t know if this is all just plain obvious but it wasn’t for me. In fact, the only book I read for a year after the brain surgery was L’Art de la Simplicité and have been applying it ever since.

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Let me know if you did and also which of these ten tips was most helpful or what you do to work with focus and ease. 

I wish you a wonderfully productive and easeful week and look forward to letting you know about Master Your Mind as soon as it’s out. 

Lots of love,

Mireille xx


A twenty-six year-old travel agent from Perth, Australia, goes to Lucerne, Switzerland, on an actual cultural adventure, seeking a deeper experience of life. But finds she has brought her bad habits with her. Will she have to call Oliver, the hot Swiss guy who speaks of history and politics? And who is this mysterious and beautiful artist Bonnie? Set in 2007, Wonderlust is a journey of food, sex, body obsession, refugees, intelligence, creativity, writing and reality TV. It’s the really interesting conversation you wish you were having.

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Episode 6 : The Alignment of Action

This show is about the value of action in the law of attraction and our ability to achieve. Different ways of manifesting and why action is necessary for dissipating the importance of a desire. Taking action in a feminine and masculine way to achieve and how I put my life back together in this way, from no job to here today and how we can experience what we want before we have it.

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