What if the feminine is the way?

Friend, the feminine is a topic that I have not written about for five years or so. I had the big brain surgery, the breast cancer had metastasised, and for a long while I wondered if I was wrong and had been mistaken in my beliefs when, actually, She was taking me deeper.

The way, as written by the ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tsu, is living in harmony with nature, in the flow, where nothing is rushed but all is accomplished. The feminine is flow. The feminine is nature. We all have a masculine and feminine side, like the yin yang symbol. The masculine is linear and one of doing, The feminine is one of being. The ebb and flow. And we, through our illnesses and economics and drama, are being invited to rest. How can we do less? That’s the point we have all come to. Isn’t it?

Two weeks ago I came across this video and it made me realise that the steamrolling of my life was the Divine Feminine at play. The feminine is about slowing down and being here now. The feminine is fun and enjoyment. But, just like the Hindu Goddess Kali, She will destroy in order to create again. Just let go. Listen to your heart. What do you love? What is it saying? It is safe to rest. The feminine is the darkness. Can you sit in it? The feminine is intuition.  The body. Love it. Sleep. Listen in.

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What if going slowly is the way?

Friend, the year is 2011 and I am working three days a week as an English as a second language teacher, teaching the Cambridge Advanced Exam course. On my four days off, including the weekends, I am getting up by 7am to write for 2-3 hours, working on Wonderlust. And apart from this I’m being a domestic goddess, taking care of the house, making some art to hang up, taking a class, learning German (or learning French when I’m supposed to be learning German), hanging out with my husband and riding my bike around town. I have read Slow and I am living it.

Life is good. Life is meant to be good. Last week I had a realisation that I had been filling my time too much and not allowing it to be easy again. I had been busy and keeping myself out of alignment with this. So I slowed down again, did the minimum, remembered what was absolutely essential and did only this. Other than that I didn’t schedule my time and I enjoyed it.

What if life is meant to be easy? What if going slowly is the way? What if we remember this? And allow Life to fill in the rest. What if that is the secret? I have been reading Amanda Frances’s Rich As Fuck and applying it, doing the inner work, being here now. Feeling good. Following intuition. Last week I didn’t know what to write about for you today but I followed an inkling, a hunch, to go look up a few people on Instagram and then the idea to write about going slowly came. Allowing the water to clear, moving with presence, having fun. What if that is the way?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How To Have Courage! (3 Tips)

‘Courage is the commitment to begin without the guarantee of success.’

~ Goethe

There are some people who suffer from analysis paralysis. I am not one of them. For a while I thought I should think things through more and I did. I thought for six months before setting up the Zen French Woman blog or the Powerfully You podcast. Then I did it, then I found out I don’t want to do that.

Now I take the approach of going boldly in the direction of what I want to find out if it’s meant for me. Do I regret my decisions? No. Not anymore. Is my life perfect? No. Am I there yet? No. Am I happy? Yes.

 So how to have courage?

1. Feel the fear and do it anyway.

Dancing taught me this as a child. For the first five years I was not a great dancer or even good, but still I did dance exams, concerts, competitions and practiced like a pro. Because I loved it. Fears will come up and often they are an ingrained fear of doing something embarrassing and being kicked out of the tribe, which meant death. The only solution to this then is to recognise it and quieten the mind.

2. Take calculated risks.

What’s the worst that could happen? What’s the best? Are the consequences so bad? What is the consequence of not doing it? For me, choosing to put myself out there as a writer was super scary at first. For the first four years writing Wonderlust I did not talk about it because it felt too fragile and precious. But then when I moved to Switzerland and took a full-time job, the only way I could continue writing was to start a blog. That changed everything.

3. Excavate the subconscious beliefs.

When I don’t put myself “out there”, my mind is perfectly happy. The fact is that when we do anything new our mind may start spewing up judgement and criticism to keep us small and safe. But taking action is a perfect opportunity to find out what beliefs are lurking in there. Write out what the mind is saying and check if it is true. How do you know it’s true? Can the opposite also be true? Allow the beliefs to rise, write it out and then throw them in the bin.

Lastly, I’d say to take baby steps. Test the water. Decrease the consequences. Often I’ll say, ok I’m just going to do this for a month or three months and see what happens. By focusing on the action, what we can do, rather than the results, which we can’t control, we can build the courage and confidence to continue.

The Master Your Mind : Create Peace Within book is out now if you feel called. At just 20 minutes a day, it’s a book for busy people! Plus MasterYourMindBook on Instagram has extra inspo and daily videos.

Love,

Mireille xx

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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!

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