I go snorkelling most mornings, whenever I can. Here’s what the fish are teaching me about dealing with obstacles or blocks when trying to get stuff done.

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Sydney Wild Hearts For the Trees

We have a new group of women starting on Sunday 9th April at 11 am in Centennial Park. This is a group for women who love this beautiful planet, especially the trees. We get together every 2 weeks, to explore what it means for us to heal and rise together, and connect more with this living world. This may include working with energy together, meeting in beautiful places among the trees, meditating together and heart-felt sharing. Contact me here for more details.

Curious about how to work with me?

Here’s more information about next steps for those who would like to know more about working with me.

With love,

Lure

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06. March 2017 · 2 comments · Categories: Blog

Welcome to the new look and direction of my work and new name … Wild Heart Woman. This is more a refinement, though,  than a completely new one. As many of you will know, I’ve a great love of wild places, and in one of my past roles, I guided people to wild and beautiful places in Tasmania and Western Australia.

Now this work has come home again and is part of my work here, initially through internal journeys of connection with the instinctual nature, and with the natural world. The vision is to also hold groups and programs in wild places.

So many of us are deprived of nature connection, and many have lost touch with our own natural rhythms. So part of my work now is in this re-connection, with love, with our own natures, with each other, and with the natural world.

I’ve recorded a video that speaks to this need for us to honour our natural rhythms. I hope you enjoy it and find it nourishing. As always, I love to hear back from you, so look forward to any comments you’d like to leave on the post, or via email.

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Work with me

I am taking enrollments for the online Wild Heart Program. If you’d like to know more, ask any questions and find out whether it’s for you, simply contact me here with a short message and we’ll sort out a 30 minute intro session. It’s free.
With love,

Lure

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It sure is a big time at the moment, with all that’s going on in the world. Our news feeds are dominated by what is happening in the US, and the ripples of this throughout the world.

Often in these times of greater intensity and need for action, our self-care can get dropped.   Today I have a short video (3.31 mins) about the importance of self-care. It’s a priority if we want to move forward with strength, power and kindness in the work that we do.

I hope you enjoy it.

New working space in Sydney

I now have a lovely room to work from in Little Bay, in Sydney. We have ocean views and the cool breeze from the water.  Very excited about this! If you’re in Sydney, and want to meet in person, please be in touch.

Changes on the way!!!

You will very notice soon some changes with my newsletters, my website, and on social media.   I am working with a designer this very week to get some new designs for my biz, and the Wild Heart Woman programs.  Stay tuned!

Work with me

Do you want support staying true to your heart and acting with purpose, clarity and kindness  – and want to experience energy and alchymiec work on the way to this? You might be interested in my Wild Heart Program, or perhaps you want to start with a single Restore and Renew session.    You might just want to learn more and ask any questions.

We meet via video call or phone for a 30 minute free session, or in person in Little Bay.  You can contact me here.

With love,
Lure

You haven’t heard from me for a little while, as I’ve been making my way to Sydney.  It’s such a strange time, that period between Christmas and New Year, here in Australia. There is a kind of pause between the old and the new year.

Some years ago, I visited Broome, a gorgeous beach town in the far north-west of Australia.  The tidal changes are enormous there. One day I walked out from Town beach, along the mud flats, when the tide was extra low. The flats seemed to go forever.

I walked out, and out, and out, following the receding tide.  There is a moment there, where the outgoing tide halts, and hasn’t yet turned to the incoming tide.

A moment of stillness; a pause.

Then the tide starts to come in, getting fuller and faster as the flow increases.   It can take some fast walking to get back to shore ahead of it.

My year so far has been like this tide. I am trusting this flow, just as I relaxed into the pause.

No plans, no projections.  Just being with what is at the start of the year, and feeling the flow start to come, as the year takes hold and my next steps are revealed.

I’ve been catching up with family and friends here. I’ve been swimming in the ocean.

I’ve been allowing my dreams and visions to emerge for this new place, with a gentle welcome, in their own time.

I’m in the right place. I’m ready.

How is your entry into this new year going?  Your next phase?   Please share with us below.

Want to work with me?

If you want support to drop more deeply into your own skin, to clear your inner space and open to what might be waiting for you next, let’s talk.  You might be interested in my Wild Heart Program, or perhaps you want to start with a single Restore and Renew session.    You might just want to learn more and ask any questions. We can meet via video call or phone for a 30 minute free session.  Contact me here and we’ll sort out a time.

With love,

Lure

 

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30. November 2016 · 2 comments · Categories: Blog

I’m moving!

Yes, I’m leaving my beloved Tasmania and moving to Sydney.  I’m right in the middle of the packing, getting ready for the removalists to come next week.

I’ve been stressed and tired, wondering how I’ll get it all done in time.

And yet there’s been beauty amongst it all. I saw these outside my friend’s house as I went for a cuppa and break from my packing.

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One thing that’s struck me is just how important self-care is in times like these.

Not just for a move, but every time we step up to something bigger, increase our commitments or become more visible.

It’s important, essential even.

The greater the demands on us, the more support we need.

For me that’s meant eating well, having more regular body work, and meeting friends for tea and farewells.

I visited my favourite trees in the gardens here.

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And went for walks on the beach. I visited Clifton Beach after an afternoon with friends and music last weekend. I relaxed and slept so deeply afterwards.

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This time has also been about considering what type of support I need, and asking for it.  Asking in a spiritual sense, as well as in practical ways.  I quite literally couldn’t do this move with out all this help – the cleaning, lifting, mowing, company,  music and heart -nourishment.

I’m grateful for it al.

I’m wondering … What do you do to care for yourself in times of extra demand? Please share with us below.

An update

There’ll be a new look website and new name coming in the new year.  Exciting changes on the way!

What about the programs and sessions?

The Wild Heart Program and sessions will be available again the week before Christmas and in the new year. Please email me at lurewishes@gmail.com if you’d like to book in a conversation about this or if you have any questions.

Lure

When we embark on a healing and transformational journey, all going well, we start to shift.  We feel clearer, more alive and more sensitive to life in the best possible way. Life becomes clearer with a sharper focus. We see things we might not have noticed before.

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At the same time, other aspects of our life can become tougher.

Our relationships can become strained; conflicts may arise. We might even wonder what we are doing in that relationship.  We have new perspectives and can see what is not working. We may start to point the finger at our loved ones, pointing out the various ways they are “wrong”.

This can be distressing for all involved

Here are some things I’ve found important to keep in mind to help through this stage – and it is a stage.

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Gratitude

Our transformation is not really something we can control.  We can bring ourselves to it, we can commit and show up, but at the end of the day, the sometimes miraculous nature of the shifts are not something we can contrive.  In the face of this, our only true response is gratitude and wonder.

The other side of gratitude is to acknowledge the level of support you have to allow you to make the shifts you have.  I remember one day some years ago, feeling very alone and unsupported, when suddenly my perspective shifted and I saw all that was supporting me every single day. All the people, plants, animals each day to allow me to sit on that bus and be carried home. The food on my table; the farmers, sales assistants, cleaners, the banks. All of it.

I am grateful for all the support I have had in my spiritual journey; it is a privilege to have the time and space to give to that. I’m grateful for my teachers, my classmates and the healers who have assisted me along the way.

It’s important to remember all the people right now supporting you in your journey; there may be more than you think.  Often it’s our loved ones who have supported us the most – through child-care, emotional or financial support, or carrying the load of other things to free our time.

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Understanding and compassion

Sometimes when we shift, we are aware of the changes, and how we were prior to the work. But oftentimes, our new state becomes our new normal, and we forget what or experience as life before this.  It’s important to stay conscious of the changes we have made, as we consider our loved ones.

If we’ve been working with a teacher or practitioner, then we are mentored and held through this process.  Or partner, friends and family members don’t always have that same support.  What’s needed here is understanding, patience and love.  Now it’s time to hold the space for our loved ones, not as a practitioner, of course, but as a lover, friend and partner. This is love in action.

Seeing with fresh eyes

So often we get into patterns of relating with the people in our lives that don’t always reflect our best selves.  As we change we can start to look outward in blame. We might experience ourselves freshly, but they haven’t quite made the change.

What if we could allow each other to be different in each moment?  To allow ourselves to meet all in our lives with fresh eyes and heart?  What if we see each other with free hearts? What would be possible then?

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Forgiveness

Life is an ongoing practice of forgiveness – of our partners and loved ones, and forgiveness of ourselves. We’ve all done the above; we may well continue to do so. Let’s just pick ourselves up, forgive ourselves and each other, and keep walking.

Love in action is not always easy; but it’s worth it.

The Wild Feminine in Relationship

A three session relationship journey, for women who want to deepen their relationship with themselves and with others.

  • Learn to clear and free the space up for yourself within relationships
  • Learn to nourish your own heart so that you come to your relationships full and free
  • Clear old patterns of relating, from childhood, and brought down through the generations
  • Find the space for new possibilities, more love and understanding

The sessions will consist of energy work, plus a journey to access your wild heart wisdom.

This is a new program which will be offered on an ongoing basis soon, and will be priced at $450 at least.  For the next 3 weeks, I’m offering this as an introductory offer, for $350. 

*note* to do this program in person in Hobart, I suggest you contact me as soon as you can, so that we can complete in person, before my move to Sydney.  It’s also available via distance.

To find out more or to sign up contact me here.  We can have a chat to find out whether it’s for you and answer any questions you might have. If you know you;re ready to get started, send me a message and we’ll get started.

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I have read some wonderful books in recent months: When Women Rise Up Rooted, by Sharon Blackie,  Reclaiming the Wild Soul, by Mary Thompson Reynolds, and Big Magic, by Elizabeth Gilbert.

One thing that jumped out at me was that they each posed the  question … What if the earth also loved you?

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So often when we love the natural world, we can get caught up in the struggle. The knowledge of what is has been lost or damaged; the wanting to find solutions.

Of course we want to find solutions.

But sometimes this can carry a great burden, as we take it as a personal responsibility.  What if there is another way to be with this, and to take our part?

A way founded on our interconnection with the natural world.

We can let go, we can dance more and play more. We are restored as we work to restore. We move from love.

There are people who say we only need to love. But love is a verb. When we are in connection, then it is natural to also act; to find the expression of that love.

It might be environmental activism, gardening, healing, teaching or art. Whatever it is, it will come from connection and feel alive and free, even when challenging.

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What if we let the earth assist us?

We can ask the earth, the trees and mountains and the water for guidance.

Guidance from your deepest true heart,  from the interconnection of the world;  the world where your own true nature and the natural world are deeply, naturally, intrinsically connected.

I invite you to try this this week. To take your question or issue and offer it to the water, the trees, the mountains or the springs and let the answer come to you.  I’d love to hear how you go.

What is your relationship to the natural world?

Do you speak to the trees, the mountains, the lakes or the earth? Please share with us below.

Would you like to join me in the 6 – week Wild Heart Program?

One of my greatest joys is hearing about the changes women are going through as they work with me.  Mauria has recently started the Wild Heart Program and wrote to me after her first week, the Woman of Fire. She has written this beautiful poem, the first, she told me, in many years.

There is a fire in your heart said the wise old woman

the fire is gone I replied, and looked away
here is the fire, said the wise old woman

as her hand reached down inside of me
take it, said the wise old woman, it is yours once again
and I looked, as the fire burned bright in her outstretched hand

there is a fire in my heart, I said to the wise old woman
and now it burns …

Mauria Cover-Sutherland

Find out more about the Wild Heart program here.

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The other day I went for a walk on a beach near me. It was late afternoon, and the light was fading for the day.

As I stood on the point, looking out towards the ocean, I almost swooned with the beauty.

On one side, looking to the ocean, the light was silvery, shimmering on the water. I could hardly tell where the silver water met the sky.

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There was a multitude of shades shimmering within this silver light.

On the other side, the water reflected the colours of the softer side of the sunset, the pinks and blues of the eastern sky.  The colours rippled and danced with the moving water.

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I had a few things on my mind, some concerns in my heart.

As I stood there, immersed in all that beauty, something shifted within me. it was as though the water washed right through me, bring with it clarity and peace.

A great ease filled my being.

A sense of abundance and deep trust in life; of possibilities and support beyond my knowing.

Sometimes we only need to ask, to open up to these great forces in life, and relax into our place in it all. There is such wonder and beauty in this world.

Introducing my Individual Wild Heart Program – enrollments now open

In my last article I shared Holly’s response to the Wild Heart Program.

The Wild Heart Program is for you if … You know what it feels like to live vibrantly, freely and with passion.  Yet in the knocks and spills of life, you have lost touch with this. When you’re dealing with anxiety, self-doubt or fear it can be hard to get on with what matters most to you. Maybe a painful relationship, family issues, or work-related difficulties have stopped you in your tracks.

Whatever it is, you long to find that spark and joy again in life, where magic and mystery exist along-side your every day life.

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Whatever it is, you long to find that spark and joy again in life, where magic and mystery exist along-side your every day life.

continue reading …

 

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Sometimes when working with others, we don’t get to see the full outcomes of our work together. In many cases, the outcomes flow on for years afterwards, even through generations.  This is one of the reasons why pricing for transformational work is not transactional, but about resonance.

I was touched to receive a final check-in from Holly, who has just finished my new Wild Heart Program.  Before I post her words, I want to acknowledge this other side of the partnership in transformational work – the work of the client.

It takes great courage

It takes great courage and trust to be willing to not only experience your innermost feelings, desires and emotions, but to share them with someone else.  To be vulnerable in this way is ultimately an act of courage and love.  The effects can ripple out through families, communities, and beyond.

To be willing to face yourself, your pain, your longing, and the truest desires of your heart, is the work of a spiritual warrior.

You need to allow yourself to get messy, to unravel if need be, and to let go of what is no longer serving to make way for the new. It means taking responsibility for what arises in that process.

Above all it means choosing courage and love, over and over.

I want to honour all people who undertake this journey, wherever you may be, and however you do this. I especially want to acknowledge my clients, who have joined me in this journey.  It is an honour to work with you.

Introducing Holly …

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I found the Wild Heart Program while searching for an alternative method of help after I started to feel disillusioned by the mainstream conventional therapies involving psychologists and medication.

I came across Lure’s work and was intrigued so I reached out and was instantly met with Lure’s kind hearted compassion a genuine eagerness to work with me. I was having difficulties overcoming feelings of anxiety and depression and moving on from a toxic relationship and I was also experiencing a heavy sense of unworthiness.

I wanted help finding direction and purpose as well as a way to cope with grief and methods to relieve my anxiety.

I had some concerns that the program wouldn’t be right for me and was skeptical that anything could help me after I’d already tried therapy with a psychologist. It felt like I was asking too much as I wanted so many different things.

However this was possible as the environment that Lure creates is warm, compassionate and loving and it made me feel at ease and comfortable enough to be able to open up and truly listen and share what I was feeling. Within six weeks I learned how to let go and open myself up towards a brighter future.

Each session was tailored to my needs and allowed me to explore my feelings, which was sometimes difficult as it can be quite scary confronting our subconscious, but during the program I constantly felt like I was sustained in a safe place of infinite love.

The changes I experienced are quite profound, and were noticed by close friends and family. I was able to take control of my anxiety and instead of letting it hinder my life, I was able to start doing the things I truly wanted to such as going out with friends, joining new social groups and stepping up into my roles at work. I also became more focused on the present and my future as opposed to dwelling on the past.

I can’t recommend this program enough. Lure has such a beautiful personality and working with her is a pleasure. It is a structured program with flexibility to accommodate individual needs and it really gives you enough space to work and grow at your own pace. There is never any pressure and no right or wrong.

I am so thankful I found Lure and worked through the Wild Heart Program. I really, truly believe that everybody can take something out of it and start living a much happier life. The highlight of the program is definitely being able to reflect on the first session and realising just how far I have come in such a short space of time. I feel loved, beautiful, strong and powerful and I am now able to put myself out into the world with a head held high.

Would you like to learn more about working with me?

If you’d like to learn more about this or another of my programs, please contact me, and we can set up a time to talk.  You can contact me here.

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I’ve been clearing out my place, sorting through my things and giving away or throwing away things I no longer need, or that others might enjoy more.  What a process this is! When I started it felt so hard, almost impossible, and yet now it is getting easier and easier.

I feel better each time I give something away.  More energized, more alive, and I am seeing more and more possibilities.

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One of my singing teachers once taught me a breathing technique to help me find more ease with my singing.  I seemed to run out of breath too early, and then would tense up trying to get more breath.  He taught me to focus on getting to the end of the breath, and to release the very last of it, after which the in-breath would come flowing in naturally. No effort, no trying, and no struggle.

My whole experience of singing shifted

I had more breath, less stress, and enjoyed singing so much more.

I’ve found this applies to our emotions and past experiences as well. Just like the clearing of the physical, when we clear from past experiences, we free up energy.  Otherwise, it can be hard to enjoy what is here now, and to find that natural flow of aliveness and vitality.

Just as clearing out the old possessions can make room for the new, so does clearing the stuck energy in your being make room for newness and freshness in your life.

Sometimes these are relationships that we haven’t come to terms with, or they may be other experiences. Our energy becomes stuck, in our bodies and in our emotional fields, and we can find ourselves acting this out, rather than seeing each situation as it is now.

It’s not really that you are letting go the past, but rather letting go the held energy surrounding that event.

We are freeing ourselves to be more fully alive now. 

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One way to do this is to exercise, whether it be swimming, walking or whatever exercise you enjoy.  Simply moving and having the breath come fuller and deeper can bring about some of this release.

Another is the breath itself.  Here’s a simple practice to try. Take 5 deep full, connected breaths in the morning and in the evening.  By connected I mean to breathe fully, and relax on the out-breath. The point of surrender is at the turning of the breath.

As you breathe in, find that place of softening and surrender, as you release on the out-breath.  Then notice the same at the turn of the breath as you breathe out.  That space between breaths can be a so beautiful. Try it and see how you feel.

Just 5 breaths, that’s all. Once or twice a day.

As some of you may know, I started my journey about 30 years ago now with breath-work.  I worked with a breath-worker individually for some months, and then spent some years visiting wild places around Australia and doing breath-work sessions in these beautiful places.

I then trained as a breath-worker with Nemi Nath, over a couple of years, and returned for some years to work in workshops and trainings up there, and in Tasmania.

For years now I have been working mostly through energy work and journeys with clients and really love this. I recently started holding women’s circles.

I am now bringing breath-work in again. In truth, it has always been part of what I do, but in a very integrated way. Now I will be teaching it explicitly as well, and offering individual sessions and soon, groups.

To this end I would like to do some Breath and Energy sessions, combining breath-work with energy work.  I am deeply excited about this.

Calling for 3 people for Breath and Energy Program

To begin this, I am looking for 3 people, local to Hobart, Tasmania, who want to experience this.  This will involve 3 breath and energy sessions over as many weeks. The cost will be vastly reduced, and I will ask for detailed feedback at the end of your program.

If you are interested, please let me know by replying to this email, or calling me on 0458 910 469 and I can let you know more.

With love and appreciation,

Lure

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