It’s January, the time of year when the “New Year New Me” brigade are out in full force. We’re all feeling a bit of a pinch in both our wallets and our waistbands and we decide that this will be the year that we clean up our act, get fit, live better and generally just be better human beings. Sound familiar? For so many years this was me, I pledged to go to the gym, go sugar free for a year, gluten free, meat free, waste free you name it. I was going to learn a new language, read a book every week and a million other impressive things. They always lasted about 2 weeks and fell flat for 2 reasons; 1 I was just jumping on the collective bandwagon rather than setting goals I actually wanted to achieve and 2 my heart just wasn’t in it.
One of the beautiful things about having children is that I now love and respect my body just as it is. Sure, there’s a bit more of it than would be considered optimum and I have an extra lump or 2 in a few places but heck! This body literally grew and fed 2 little humans and continues to do so, that’s pretty amazing when you think about it, right? For this reason, the last few years I haven’t even entered into the weight loss or diet discussions and oh how liberating that has been.
A month or so ago something amazing happened that completely changed my view of myself and the world on a whole different level. I was introduced to Martin McNicholl and his Self Help Detox. What got my interest immediately was the fact that Martin throws the whole idea of Self Help in the traditional sense on its head. He says that nobody needs to be changed or fixed; we all start out life as whole, perfect, divine beings and it’s just the “stuff” and conditioning of life that gets in the way and makes us forget. This completely resonated with me on a number of levels. Firstly, when we look into the eyes of our children or watch them interact with each other and the world, they are perfect, vibrant, innocent and uninhibited. They don’t need to change or be fixed and they view the world with joy and curiosity. That was us once too before life, conditioning and perceived limitations got in the way. If we all spent more time rediscovering our inner child and looking at the world through that lens rather than the responsible, jaded adult one, how much more fun would we have? How much more beauty would we see?
Also, I loved the idea that with the Self Help Detox I didn’t actually have to “do” anything. All I had to do was show up day to day and allow myself to just be.
I followed Martin’s page for a few weeks and interacted with his daily broadcast then I was blown away when, after I shared a bit of my story with him, he asked me to appear on the show with him last week. For the first time in my life when appearing in public to talk I wasn’t remotely nervous. Martin’s gentle presence and the beautiful community he has built up meant that I knew I was supported and welcomed in the most awesome way.
Building on the success of the daily show, Martin is now launching his online New Earth Mystery School next week 19.1.19. I’m all signed up and beside myself with excitement to get started and here’s why. The Mystery School is to help us uncover the Mysteries of ourselves, the potential and spark that is inside us all but has been forgotten or dimmed over time. You know the feeling, you’ve said it to yourself many times. You’re sat in an unfulfilling job, filling up on caffeine or chocolate out of shear frustration or boredom and you say “there’s got to be more to life than this”. That is the call of your heart and soul reminding you that you have beautiful and unique gifts to bring to the world. You may not know exactly what they are yet, or maybe, like me, you know what they are but you just don’t know how to use them yet? The Mystery School will help us all, dust off the cobwebs and uncover our unique treasures and we will support each other on the journey of discovery so we can all shine brighter than ever before! I’m shaking with excitement even writing that!
This is an amazing opportunity and one which I absolutely jumped at. The mind-blowing thing is that the Mystery School is actually comprised of a number of elements and has a number other courses included as FREE bonus material. I can honestly say that I have previously spent more than 4 times the cost of this course on other classes or courses and they haven’t even scratched the surface of what this one does. I can also say with 100% certainty that when I’ve done this course I will never need to sign up for another course in my life. All the answers I need are in my heart and when I know how to tune in properly, the magic will happen automatically.