Every evening I follow the same routine - after my family is done supper and the dishes are put away I quietly sneak out the back door to take a leisurely walk around our block.
It’s my time to connect with the earth that sustains me and to process and release all the experiences of the day. Living in a temperate rainforest makes the walk especially sweet. There are so many flowers and plants to enjoy, so much nature to observe.
And as we slowly leave spring behind and move towards summer I am amazed at how things are blossoming. All the buds are opening, revealing the most beautifully coloured flowers, the trees are thick and full of leaves!
Everything that had been planted and pollinated in the spring is bearing fruit and is there for me to enjoy.
It makes me reflect on how nature is such a wonderful example of what we as human beings do. So many of us have been busy planting and nurturing our ideas, sowing our seeds of longing and desires, and preparing for a harvest.
And yet - if you are anything like me, I often don’t take the time to actually enjoy the fruit of my actions, I find myself so obsessed with the planting, so stuck in spring, that when my harvest arrives I barely notice.
Now spring is a lovely time full of new beginnings and excitement, but when we get stuck there it can be exhausting - we can not always be creating, at some point we must also enjoy the things that bloom from our creation.
I find the messages of my childhood, the expectations of my culture, and the misinterpretation of my religion have created an environment that makes it hard to receive the harvest. The messages were often filled with how my worth was tied up in how much I could give, how much I could service and sacrifice and how much I could do.
There was little to no emphasis placed on receiving, on being open to accepting the gifts the universe wanted to give. And there was definitly no attention given to the fact that sometimes we receive things that we have done nothing for - sometimes our harvest includes things we did not plant. Just as when I walk around my neighborhood enjoying the flowers and trees that I did not plant or attend to.
And so this summer my focus will be on receiving - on pulling in my harvest and sitting in gratitude for all that is coming my way.
This summer I will remember that my harvest is the gifts that the Universe is giving me and allow myself the opportunity to be filled and replenished.
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Meg is a Life Coach, Hypnotherapist, and Podcast Host (The Art Of Being H(YOU)man) that is passionate about walking with people who want more out of life than just the status quo!
She believes that life doesn’t have to work out exactly the way we think it “should” in order to be enjoyed and that people don’t have to be perfect in order to be loved.
She believes that we all have the voice of truth inside of us but sometimes it can be hard to hear. And most importantly that we must live between the tension of accepting the things we cannot change and taking massive action on the things we can!
Meg creates spaces where women can slow down and process all the things that are influencing and controlling their lives - their everyday thoughts, emotions, and the stories they have been telling themselves.
Spaces where they can look at their inner world, gain valuable insight and then reclaim their personal authority, and make conscious decisions that transform the way they experience their lives!
Through one on one coaching, group coaching and workshops Meg helps women show up in the world with more love, and less ego, more compassion, and less judgment, more vulnerability, and less shame, more emotional agility and less fear!
Meg lives in BC with her husband of 22 years, two teenage boys and their little dog Charlie.
To learn more about Meg visit her website www.megheppner.com
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