Comfort comes in many forms…

I drove from my farm to Brisbane very early this morning, leaving before dawn.  To be honest, I was feeling a little flat. It’s something I know you can all relate to.  Sometimes life just weighs you down a little.

As much as I love my work, I felt sad to be leaving my husband and animals for a week, and the energy of my land, and the love and support they all give me.

I am in the middle of a stoush with my insurance company for a property badly damaged in the floods over a year ago. Still nothing has been resolved, nothing repaired, nothing agreed to. This week I really need to take the fight to the next level. It’s exhausting and relentless.

My heart is bothering me, as much as I am hoping for it to settle down. The heat of the past week or so has seen me gasping like a fish and unable to do farm work or even gardening. The tightness in my chest is back. I have had to rest, to take things easy, to sit or lie down when I would prefer to be active and involved. This week I had to watch as neighbours lent a hand to do the cattle work I would normally do. I’m grateful for their kindness and their help, but I’m aching for my life to get back to normal.

So I am driving to Brisbane, feeling a little blue, with the work week stretched ahead of me.  Suddenly the cabin of my ute fills with the scent of full-blown roses.  A great feeling of peace comes over me.  I feel a warm unseen hand on my own as it rests on the steering wheel. It feels as if a golden river of light infuses me.

“Courage, my dear.”

Those simple words, spoken as if by someone right beside me.

I know it is my Great-Aunt, who passed many years ago.  She is always recognised by the scent of roses. She looks out for the women in my family.  Today she looked out for me.

I am buoyed by this wonderful energy, love and connection. I am reminded of my own strength, and the strength of my family line.

And I am shown, once again, that love and connection are eternal – stretching well beyond our own lifetimes. I’ll get through this. These trivialities of life are nothing in the end.

Sometimes comfort and support come from the most unexpected places. ♥

36 thoughts on “Comfort comes in many forms…

  1. thanks for sharing Nicole, I can understand you feeling a bit down leaving behind your hubby,pets and surrounds for a week. Your home in Brisbane is very olde worldly, reminds me of Charmed in many ways. So many Beings have entered your space, to leave with hope and faith for what can be, will be and Is. Have I covered all bases? hehe May the scent of roses soothe your heart, many blessings for your kindness in sharing so much, appreciated!

    V*

  2. It is hot and steamy here in Brisbane – I look at it this way that the steaminess allows our body’s pores to open and toxins and chemicals and blockages we have been holding onto to be released. Natures way of detoxing!!! Whilst the body is ridding itself of the nasties, put some beautiful essential oil on and allow it to seep deeply into your being. Rose Geranimum for me – allow the oils energy, frequency and fragrance filling you and lifting your energy. I love reading your blogs Nicole – may your heart be filled with the fragrance and the frequency of roses and settle into the rhythm of beautiful music. Have a wonderful week. Sending you love and hugs.xx

  3. Beautifully written, always look for the good in every tribulation. This causes us to listen to our inner voices and find strength from within, or above….

  4. Love and blessings to you Nicole.
    Still struggling up until now, but having found your blog I have turned the corner.
    I read it every day and do some of the meditations.
    So now it’s my turn.
    Will send you healing and love, and I hope that helps in some small (or big) way.
    Love
    Suzy xx

  5. Love you NC, thank you for sharing how you feel and in doing so encouraging me to acknowledge this feeling in myself. Wishing you success and a quick resolution to the issues with your insurance company. We are facing a similar stressful situation atm but on a much smaller scale so I’m thinking of you xoxo

    • In the scheme of things it’s nothing, is it! I didn’t lose my life, or any of my family. I can carry on, and one day, hopefully soon, this shall all be behind me. Sending all good energies to you too, for your own quick resolution, Leesa. Bless xxoo

  6. My poor ol’ heart doesn’t cope with steaminess, so I am eternally grateful for air-conditioning right now! Good idea, Lorraine – some fresh roses for me, and some rose oil to nurture me through the week. {{{HUGS}}} Thank you! xxoxx

  7. Lots of love and light to you bella even though the blues have passed. It was so beautiful of you to tell it like it is, honestly and openly. You make me smile thinking of you! xxxxx

  8. May nothing disturb you!

    (St. Teresa of Avila had these verses written in her breviary**)

    May nothing disturb you.
    May nothing astonish you.
    Everything passes.
    God does not go away.
    Patience
    can attain anything.
    He who has God within,
    does not lack anything.
    God is everything!*

    Love, mariaclara

  9. Nicole, Wonderful post. I am from Brisbane, though have lived in UK for nearly 20 years and my heart belongs in Australia – one day, one day. So, seeing ‘Brisbane’ in your opening line lifted me no end (because I know you are ‘there’ as opposed to me just reading it in a news article – hope this makes sense). Then to read on further and to get the full spiritual gist of what the piece was about made me really think harder. There is power in places and people and for me you tied the two things in. Probably this doesn’t make a lot of sense and I know your heart is at your farm and not in Brisbane. But for me I felt empathy. My mum and dad emigrated from UK to Brisbane and died there and for me that place will always be more than its parts. Sorry for ramble. Fabulous blog piece. Perfectly written. Louise

    • Hi Louise! Thanks for dropping by my blog. So your heart belongs to Australia? How beautiful. Mine too! I agree there is power in places and people. Sounds like there is a big anchor for you here. Sending much love your way. xx

  10. Thank you for sharing your life with us, the ups and downs, the raw and unvarnished truth of your human experience. Your authenticity and honesty is not only refreshing but beautiful to behold! THANK YOU!

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