Start Where You Are, With What You Have

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“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.”
~ Henry David Thoreau

 

I was in the garden early this morning doing some yoga. As I stretched up I spied a tiny birds nest, and then, a while later, a tiny bird. A silvereye.

I went closer, for a better look.

She had made her nest with all manner of grass, fibre, hair, and the shredded remains of perishing bags, scrounged fabric, and twists of rag.

What an important lesson that little bird can teach us. She didn’t wait for perfection. She didn’t wait for the best, organic natural ingredients.

This little bird built her nest from what she had. With hard work, innovation and trust, she wove together all kinds of crazy things in order to make  a home before her babies came.

Often we get paralysed into inaction, waiting to start when the stars have aligned, or when we can afford grand and impressive, or when we’ve reached some lofty in-the-future and probably unattainable goal.

 

And we forget….

Small beginnings count.

 

In fact they count more than most, because they have purity of intention and momentum behind them.

Many wonderful things have come from humble and less-than-impressive starts.

So today, no matter what your dream, I urge you to begin right now, right here, with whatever you have to hand.

Much love to you, and some magical Fairy Dust for your dreams, Nicole xx

Image from sl-designs.com

Image from sl-designs.com

 

Trust – A message from the Universe

“Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs.  Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger.  If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.” ~ Dale Carnegie

“You, down there? Get on with it!” ~ Rollo

**Today’s post comes to you courtesy of the Universe.  Read on…

“We know that you’ve been asking for a sign, that you’re looking for reassurance, and some confirmation.

So here it is.  Just for you.  Because we believe in you, and we trust in your outcome.

It’s normal, at the beginning of a long journey, in the middle of a long journey, to feel a little overwhelmed.

Alright, maybe a lot overwhelmed.

Starting up again from nothing is daunting.  Being brave enough to try one more time is  hard. One hundred thousand words is so many when all you have is an idea for a novel. The deposit for a house is enormous when you barely have a dollar to your name. When you haven’t exercised for a decade and your health has been let go, fitness may seem an impossible dream.

You may have a goal in mind where you’re not even sure how to get to your destination, or what the guideposts will look like along the way.

That’s okay.  In fact, that’s how it always is.

That’s why we wanted to remind you about something important that you seem to have forgotten.

No matter what your goal is, if your heart is calling you to try…

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Image from www.lair2000.net

all you ever need to do is trust, and take one small step.

The first step matters. Once you’ve taken that step, be brave and try another. That’s all you have to do.  One small step.  Another small step.

If you keep taking small steps, eventually you’ll be somewhere new, and your world, and you, will be very different.  You might not end up anywhere near where you thought you might be. Humans often can’t see that far ahead.

But we can. So we’re asking you to trust. Just trust and take that step.

The thing’s already written in your heart. The energetic plan’s already in progress. We’re conspiring in your success. All that’s needed now is a little commitment, and a little action.

So here’s what you need to do:

Commit to that small step.  Take that small step.  Repeat.

The synchronicities are up to us.  The helpful people and lucky breaks are too. Don’t worry about mapping out the entire journey.  That’s not your job – it’s ours!  We have a much better view from up here.

So, you have your confirmation.  Don’t put it off any longer.  Life’s grand adventure awaits!

Follow the path

Oh, and one other thing…

If you asked for a specific sign; you know, a unicorn or a hedgehog or a magic word, or your name written in pink magic marker on a white fluffy cloud, well, we want you to go ahead and open this box.

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See, we’ve thought of everything.  So no more excuses.  We believe in you, and you can do this. Go to it!

All our love and support, The Universe.”

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